Cannes ki Kahaani 2014 – Opening

The 67th Cannes Film Festival opened with Nicole Kidman’s Grace de Monaco. The reviews are not very favourable. But, I believe, that has nothing to do with the film itself but with the fact that Uday Chopra, the head of Yash Raj’s international wing, is co-presenting the film. Which means that he was present at the festival and honestly, I am a little disappointed that he did not come dressed as Ali from the Dhoom series.

Uday Chopra

He stood at the far end of the line in a simple, light suit that all present were skeptical about.


But that could be because they were not quite sure who he exactly was. And so a panel was called to discuss his identity.


Finally they figured who he was and Nicole Kidman (in Altuzarra) labelled him with a word we have been associating with him for a long time now.

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Let’s all raise our glasses to that now, shall we?

Aside: He does clean up alright, though.


Dhoom:3 Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer (Tease me baby, till I lose control) for Dhoom:3 hit the web and I can’t say I’m hopping around in excitement because, hello, it’s Dhoom. But considering it’s the closest thing we have to an action franchise (you can count three films as a franchise, right?) it’s not half bad. It’s just that the other half is bad.

Aamir -dhoom

Yes, Aamir Khan’s bringing sexy back but why would you hang indoors in just pants and a fedora? What fuckwit combination is that!?

Katrina Kaif- Dhoom1

Katrina Kaif doing rope mallakhamb.

Katrina Kaif - dhoom

Katrina Kaif and/or body double cartwheeling.

Katrina kaif - dhoom2

Katrina Kaif doing household chores like dusting, looking nothing like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Dhoom:2. Not.

abhishek bachchan-dhoom

Abhishek Bachchan doing his best Shammi Kapoor impression.

Abhishek Bachchan-dhoom1

Because of course he can get a sniper’s aim from a moving helicopter.  Put the guy on Apollo 13 and I’m sure he’d hit his target.

Uday Chopra -dhoom

Oh crap! Uday Chopra is in the film too. My mind conveniently blocked that part out.

Bike - Dhoom

Yeah and there are some bikes too. Whatever. That’s just incidental to the plotline.