June is here, and I am glad for it finally seems like America will be ready to move forward through November with only two presidential candidates. Yay! Here is to unity and understanding. Listed at the bottom of this post are this month's releases. There are several, and the ones I am most looking forward to are Sarkar Raj and Mere Baap Pehle Aap.
Sarkar Raj stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. Ram Gopal Verma might have burned us in a sadly cold Aag last year, but I am expecting a much better product this time around. Here is the Sarkar Raj official website. If you have not seen Sarkar (2005), I highly recommend you do before watching Sarkar Raj (I really enjoyed it).
Mere Baap Pehle Aap should be very interesting. I can more than tolerate and laugh out loud to nonsensical comedy done right, and that is what I expect from the film starring Akshaye Khanna, Genelia D'Souza, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, and Rapjal Yadav. Time will tell whether Akshaye made a wise career move with this. Particularly interested in Genelia D'Souza's performance ahead of the biggie early next month, Jaane Tu...
There is also a Yash Raj Films product starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, and some kids. Sound familiar? This one is titled Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, and here is its official website. For the record, I thought Ta Ra Rum Pum was above average and Hum Tum before it about average. The soundtrack to Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic offers a couple of good songs (the music is by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy). Still, a pretty exciting month ahead, wouldn't you say?
Lastly, I like this picture from the Thoda Pyaar... promos because it has India Gate, featured in two of my favorite car songs (hope to devote a post to car songs later in the week), one of which was in the film Rang De Basanti (2006)...
...which I was also reminded of when I saw an in-store ad with this at Office Depot (a 3M spot). Rang De Basanti, and Color Me Spring indeed!
Humsey Hai Jahaan
Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Zindagi Tere Naam
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
Rafoo Chakkar - Fun On The Run