September 2008 release dates

The month of Ramadan started yesterday, which means that while fasting from sunrise to sunset daily for a month (haven't found a better exercise in cultivating patience), there's no way my Salman Khan workout won't be affected. Okay, okay, so I can make my gym routine sound glamorous, and who better to aid in that cause than the guy who set a benchmark in Hindi cinema for a physique that is to women what John McCain is hoping Sarah Palin is to, well, women? ;)

So August was a decent filmy month, Rock On being the best film by far. September is interesting enough for us not to sing, "wake us up when September ends". Here are a few I am curious to see (below is the complete listing). Skipping the theaters this month -- October should be a real treat:

1. A Wednesday
Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Deepal Shaw, Aamir Bashir and others. Shah and Kher in an action flick promise fireworks! Besides, it's a very Bombay-centric film (yeah, yeah, I know it's Mumbai, but I haven't yet seen 'Mollywood', so I'll stick to name of the city I was born in :P). Here's its official website.

2. Saas Bahu Aur Sensex
'Sensex' is the Bombay Stock Exchange index. The film stars Farooq Sheikh, Kirron Kher, Ankur Khanna, and lovely ladies Masumi Makhija and Tanushree Dutta. The official film website has the trailer (should be fun!) and more.

3. 1920
I debated including this, but it's starting to look like a decent period film (no points for guessing the year). And I'd be lying if I said I'm not looking forward to seeing more of Adah Sharma! Love this picture, more for Ms. Sharma and her wardrobe than for the lunch box (or tiffin, as it is often called in India). Loveleh!

4. Welcome to Sajjanpur
Starring Shreyas Talpade (if you haven't seen Iqbal (2005), you MUST!) and the beautiful and likable Amrita Rao. This is the wild card for the month, the first comedy by Shyam Benegal -- if it's good, it could be very very good!

Sep 5, 2008
A Wednesday
Rishton Ki Machine

Sep 12, 2008
Ru Ba Ru
Saas Bahu Aur Sensex
The Last Lear

Sep 19, 2008
Hari Puttar - A Comedy Of Terrors (** this was originally scheduled for the summer)
Welcome To Sajjanpur

Sep 26, 2008
Rang Rasiya / Colors Of Passion

Source: IndiaFM


salek said...

The plot of A Wednesday reminds me of some of the Joker’s schemes in The Dark Knight, so I’m hoping for a psychological thriller. By the way, have you heard anything about Naseeruddin Shah’s ‘Shoot on Sight’?

Saas Bahu Aur Sensex looks like a great “ensemble cast” film and I hope it’s as funny as Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., which it kind of reminds me of. I like the website and I noticed the movie is being produced by Warner Brothers. I think a lot of people feel that these Hollywood production houses would not be able to understand Bollywood, but I hope the opposite proves true because variety and fresh ideas is something the industry really needs.

Hari Puttar (the name just cracks me up) I think is facing some legal trouble over its name so that might affect its release, but wasn’t planning on watching it anyway.

Welcome to Sajjanpur - good to see Amrita Rao after a long time, and Shreyas Talpade always shines in comedy

Once again thanks for compiling the release dates of all of these films.
Ramadan Mubarak!

Filmi Girl said...

I really want to see Rock On! Was it better than Bachna Ae Haseeno? I thought that was one of the best I've seen all year.

For September, the only film I'm really interested in is The Last Lear - unless something gets great reviews from Raj and Pablo!

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Salek: Ramadan Mubarak to you too! Have a blessed one.

Haven't heard of Naseeruddin Shah's Shoot on Sight. A Wednesday seems to have done well.

Saas Bahu Aur Sensex should be interesting. I'm hoping for some good comedy (hope it's clean), and surely they can come up with several great comedy situations given the plot, as suggested by the trailer. The Warner Brothers bit is fair, and I like that they don't seem to be going at it on their own. International production houses probably learnt a lesson from Saawariya.

You're right about Hari Puttar facing legal trouble. It's not surprising (likely well deserved too), although it'd be interesting to play defendant for them! I'm up for a mock trial =)

Filmi Girl: Yes, I thought Rock On was a lot better than Bachna Ae Haseeno (which I finally saw this past weekend, too). I think you'll really like it!

The Last Lear should be interesting too! Amitabh seems to have gotten nothing but good feedback for it. It has some good actors too (Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, etc.).

So many movies...Raj and Pablo will keep us guessing. Let's hope for some surprises this month.


bollyviewer said...

O My! So many good movies to look forward to! Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher - its been a while since they were together onscreen. Farooq Shaikh and Kiron Kher - I love them. But best of all, a comedy by Shyam Benegal (wow! *smiles of gleeful anticipation*) and starring Shreyas Talpade, too. TheBollywoodFan, thanks for posting about these movies.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Bollyviewer: There's so much to see, na?! There's something extraordinary each has to offer. It'll be nice to have movies with some of the finest artists this month. Thank *you* for stopping by :)

Nicki said...

Wow, thanks for the info. I'm really behind. I'm looking forward to them all!

You're right about Shreyas. I loved him since Iqbal!

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Nicki: Yep, with you on being 'really behind'. That's likely the story of my life (when it comes to movie-watching, sadly), LOL...

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

I really want to see "Saas Bahu" and "A Wednesday"- the first one cos it looks like Farukh is doing something sizeable after quite a while...and of course "A Weds" for Naseer- dont get enough of him...

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Shweta: Thanks for stopping by. Yes, they should both be fun! Can't wait.