Blame it on who ?

Night Shyamalan‘s Village has finally arrived last week to Chennai. Probably thats one film that I would have expected to release parallel to its hollywood release given the proven audience for Night’s films.

Steven Speilberg’s The Terminal which has won accolades around the world is yet to release in Chennai. Or has it released and gone out of theatres without my knowledge. Can’t comment on that, anything is possible. A similar thing did happen to Steven Spielberg’s Amistad. It released and on the first weekend, less than 20 odd people were found themselves aloof inside the theatre. If that’s funny, here’s more. The 1996 Oscar winner, The English Patient, is yet to release in Chennai. Why would someone release it when you have such a small audience for good films. Blame it on the audience and they blame it back on the distributors.

If Shyamalan’s Village could get kollywood audience amused, we will have some more Shock movies in Tamil. Can’t stand those bad adaptations.

Update : Latha has some nice things to say on herself and also on bloggers [Indian Bloggers especially] in the Guest Blog. Read her blogpost – I, Me, Myself.

14 thoughts on “Blame it on who ?

  1. B’cos I get the info direct to my inbox
    (Courtesy: Sathyam Cineplex)

    The Terminal is releasing on October 1st
    Kill Bill 2 – Releases Today
    M.Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi – October 1st
    The Bride and Prejudice ( English ) – October 8
    Collateral (Tom cruise) – Oct 8
    Exorcist 2 – Oct 15

    ******* and…drum rolls please ********

    Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 releases on
    October 15th

  2. B’cos I get the info direct to my inbox
    (Courtesy: Sathyam Cineplex)

    The Terminal is releasing on October 1st
    Kill Bill 2 – Releases Today
    M.Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi – October 1st
    The Bride and Prejudice ( English ) – October 8
    Collateral (Tom cruise) – Oct 8
    Exorcist 2 – Oct 15

    ******* and…drum rolls please ********

    Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 releases on
    October 15th

  3. Guru,

    BTW the DVD is going to be released on Oct 5th. I am sure our capitalist friends in Burma Bazaar will make a killing of it. Do you think there is a latent market for this movie in Chennai?

    Best,
    Ponnambalam

  4. the reason amistad did so badly was bcos it was set in the past and was about racism and fight for struggle of the blacks and it was a low key movie even in the US..cant blame chennaites for tht..terminal meanwhile might not be ur usual speilberg movie(even if i can say tht)but it is akin to a normal tamil movie cept the plot..its abt love and stuggle..queit funny tht one was..

    F 9/11 started of well but bashing a guy for 100 mins just cdnt keep my attnetion…

  5. Lazy,

    I thought there was a problem in Bang bcoz of the losut attitude of these Kannada producers btu why are things coming so late to Chennai.. KB2 was out in Mumbai a month back.. Neway TERMINAL cam eout yday in Bangy here and i managed to see it.. Empty halls… was shocked since the movie was absolute feel-good.. and HANKS is god 🙂

    Jupe

  6. I didn’t see Terminal myself but it got only average reviews. “Is Hanks in terminal decline?”, was a typical headline. Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx surprise in “Collateral”. The movie has flaws but is worth a watch. This summer has been slightly dull here moviewise. “Garden State” has done well but is very New Jersey, so won’t release in India.

    But I myself am eagerly awaiting Gael Garcia Bernal in “Motorcycle Diaries”. Gael Bernal (of ‘Amoros Perros’ and ‘Y tu mama tambien’) reminds me of a 25 yr old Kamal (why? the intensity and the looks). Unlike Kamal, the world is Gael Bernal’s stage, and it will be interesting to see where all he finds himself.

  7. ‘Terminal’ is a good movie. Spielberg took what could have been a story for a tragedy and made it into a movie of triumph of human spirit. It has a great performance from Tom Hanks. I particularly liked the way he made it clear that he doesnt want to immigrate to US. Not many mainstream hollywood movies share that sentiment. BTW did you guys know that the villian of the new movie ‘Sky captain and the world of tommorrow’ has been dead for 15 years. I have not seen the movie yet, but from what I heard the role is a full length one. We have seen MGR in tamil movies after his death but not in full length roles. If we can perfect this technology in chennai, we can Rajini have movies even when he is in hrishikesh or some place. Wouldnt that be great?

  8. sorry to disappoint u tht villans role is not a full length one ..heck not to give any spoliers but u wont even see him for more than 10 seconds..just a hologram tht repeats some words from his previou s movies…nothing exciting abt tht movie..

  9. KG, I envy you man. Can you also set my email to get that time table. I did visit Satyam today and i saw noone with any damned customer damned relationship damned form. 😉

    Karthik, I think the extended version might just be too much to think about. I only pray they first show the whole movie as it was taken. we know the indian censors.

  10. Iterative, you are right about amistad but I rather found it as amusing as schindler’s list.

    Jupe Ram, Thanks for that info. I know Bang is also as good Chennai crowd. you made me feel good. And BTW, are u starting to blog back or not.

    Ashok, Don’t bother me up with those movies that I have no way to see in Chennai. Yep, I am still searching Amores Perros here. state of affairs very bad huh!! you know that dude.

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