Moving away from the boy-meets-girl, falls in love formula, filmmakers increasingly exploring the world of male bonding – the next “Kai Po Che”, “Grand Masti” and “Chashme Buddoor” are just the latest o’clock.
From “Sholay” and “Dil Chahta Hai” to “3 Idiots” and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, male bonding, or “bromance” as it has become known, has appealed to people of all ages.
Filmmaker Subhash Kapoor, who has juxtaposed comic stars Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in “Jolly LLB”, said to be the effect of more young blood in the industry.
“There are a lot of young filmmakers today and, in a way, want to share their own experiences through the movies – maybe a school or college in a memory.’s So very relatable for young people, and these films do well, “said Kapoor IANS.
No wonder movie goers apparently never get bored of the theme of friendship.
“Chashme Buddoor”, with the trio of Farooque Shaikh, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani, was a way to strike back in 1981. And the new version is expected to be as much of a crowd puller. Directed by humor king David Dhawan Bollywood, stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth Sharma and Divyendu.
Not exactly “bromance” says Dhawan. “This is male bonding with romance and much mischief! I like watching those movies, and it was nice while shooting too. Youth is a film that can be enjoyed with friends and family.”
Long before “Chashme Buddoor” released April 5, watch Abhishek Kapoor “Kai Po Che”, hitting the screens this Friday.
With another trio – Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar Yadav – the film is likely to strike a chord with the young at heart.
A funny story of three children and their aspirations, the film comes from director Abhishek Kapoor, known for his National Award winning 2008 film “Rock On!” – Also a film about a group of friends.
Kapoor said that the films differ in sensitivity and “Kai Po Che!” It was like running “Rock On!” “Three times,” as the former “has a much broader story.”
Another important job this year should be “Grand Masti”, which as its name suggests promises a high dose of entertainment. With Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh, the film could be a helluva laugh riot – taking into account the impact that 2004 Indra Kumar film “Masti” had.
“It’s more fun, craziest, wildest … is an entertainment package,” Aftab told IANS on “Grand Masti”.