November 12, 2008

"Taare" update

I am getting a bit worried here- Aamir was supposedly in LA through November 7 to promote "Taare Zameen Par" for the Oscars- but that was a visit comprising less than 10 working days. No doubt he has other commitments, including Ghajini coming up for release real fast, but I really wish more was happening to promote the movie.

Taare also didn't come back with anything from the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and while that isn't the end-all, it does put things in perspective. A lot of lobbying is going to be required ... but we shouldn't worry- Aamir has been there and done that, so he must know what's best for his own movie for sure :) Trusting in the Aamir, and hoping for the best!

10 comments:

TS said...

OMG I love that Rekha header..is it from 'Utsav'?

theBollywoodFan said...

It's going to be interesting. I'm disappointed that the Disney DVD hasn't been released yet. If they're *now* considering a dubbed version, chances are it's not going to give enough time to gauge the reaction from the North American audience (which could be both a positive/negative, so it's not entirely one-way), before the nominations are announced in January.

That might not factor in as much theoretically for the jury, but I can't imagine it doesn't have any intangible value. It's not like some of us aren't going to make it one of the better selling foreign film DVDs.

TZP'09! :)

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

TS: ABsolutely right! She is so amazingly beautiful, especially in that one :)

BollyFan: I definitely agree with u that the DVD release helps- it would create buzz, as it has done for a lot of foreign movies in the past. Sure, it may not directly affect the jury, but it must have a subliminal effect. I really do want this one :)

ajnabi said...

Sigh. **wonders if ajnabi will EVER get to watch this movie**

Banno said...

Oh yes, Rekha in 'Utsav' can never be forgotten. Golden skin.

But I thought Anuradha Patel was equally gorgeous too in the film.

Perhaps it was those sensuous costumes and jewellery.

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Ajnabi: Lols- i'm sure you will in time :)

Banno: I have a crazy theory that Anuradha somehow benefitted by working w/ Rekha: we have of course Utsav, where I agree she was luminous, but then there is also Ijazat, where she was really brilliant, matching Naseer and Rekha perfectly- so maybe Rekha was a catalyst for Anuradha? I dont recall Anu acting as well in anything else- it was horrible that she lost the filmfare that year to Sonu Walia :S

Toonfactory said...

Hey great blog Shweta...came to yours via Memsaab's...Well I think Aamir knows what he is doing (he always knows everything)had a chance to meet him for an underarm cricket match...where we played against Aamir's Lagaan 11 & he was the only guy who practiced Underarm cricket for a month to win that Match...think when he can be so dedicated for a silly match like that...OSCARs are a BIG DEAL!!!He'll leave no stone unturned....

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Thanks for your comment- I visited and enjoyed ur blog/s too! You played cricket w/ Aamir- how cool is that :D and yup, im sure he will do a good job- us fans get anxious though :)

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Sure- added. thanks!