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The surprise today, halfway through the less-than-two-hour film, was the batch of extended trailers we had. Great fun all.
First up, Just Married. Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol getting to know each other on honeymoon. Looked better than I expected.
Next, Cheeni Kum. Having just stood next to Tabu less than a week ago, and marveling at not just her statuesque beauty, but moreover at her acting skills in The Namesake, it was interesting to see her back in a mainstream Hindi movie (though one that looks like it has no musical numbers) set in London, and starring as romantic lead opposite Amitabh Bachchan. And, wonder of wonders, the script actually acknowledges the age difference between the two. Amazing.
Finally, Provoked. Aishwarya as the British Asian woman thrown in jail for killing her abusive husband. I confess I had absolutely no desire to see this movie, having endured Bride & Prejudice, and heard dreadful things about Mistress of Spices, but based on the trailer, I will be going. Not just for Ash, but for Nandita Das (sporting the same haircut as yours truly) as the woman who gets involved on Ash’s behalf after she’s jailed. The trailer reminded me of a female version of In the Name of the Father.