Trailer Watch: 'Jazbaa'
What is it with actresses wanting to make a comeback after a hiatus? Apart from Sridevi nobody got it right. English Vinglish was a spectacular comeback to form by the veteran, and how I’d wish other actresses were as wise with their choices. Karisma Kapoor picked a god awful Dangerous Isshq and hasn’t been seen in a film since, and it seems Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has done the same. Picked a sub standard remake helmed by a mediocre Sanjay Gupta, and although the results don’t look piss poor, the trailer of her comeback film, Jazbaa is loud, hammy, covered in green hue to make it look stylised and doesn’t even display an ounce of subtlety, despite having a talented cast like Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi and Jackie Shroff.
I think this tweet summed up the essence of the trailer rather well:
Don’t get me wrong. I was a huge Aishwarya fan back in the day – she's done some good work in a career filled with substandard duds, and I’m much more excited about her Karan Johar production Ae Dil Hai Mushkil than I am about this. There’s something really put on with this trailer. Aishwarya was never a flawless actress, and this film seems to have focused on her acting instead of her breath-taking, timeless beauty and I think that's where things have gone horribly wrong. She screams her way through it and even though the plot does seem a tad intriguing, someone needs to tell her that screeching doesn’t necessarily equate to good acting.
Honestly speaking, I think these actresses need to find decent directors to captain their comebacks and not wannabe copycats that are too in awe of their beauty and ones that will allow them to get away with anything in the name of acting in an attempt to pack a punch under the false pretext of the emancipation of women.
Jazbaa is a remake of a South Korean film, Seven Days, and revolves around a hotshot lawyer (played by Bachchan) who’s daughter gets abducted, and the only way she has a hope in hell of ever seeing her again is by defending a convicted felon.
The thriller also stars Irrfan Khan playing a cocksure cop (again), Shabana Azmi (surprisingly hamming her way through the scenes she has), Chandan Roy Sanyal, Jackie Shroff, Atul Kulkarni and Siddhanth Kapoor and hits the marquee 9 October.
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