Saturday, December 29, 2007

Is Ashutosh preparing himself for the Oscars?

Ashutosh Gowariker, one of the most renowned directors in Bollywood, has put a sincere effort to make Jodha Akbar a huge success. Ashutosh is trying his best to mix all spices in a balanced proportion so as to make an impact on the audience.

ASHUTOSH GOWARIKER, well known for his versatility, is all set to release his much-awaited movie, Jodha Akbar on February 15, which incidentally is his birthday.
After Lagaan and Swades, the actor’s director, who has brought awards and applauds for all his male stars, aims to make a directorial milestone with Jodha Akbar, flaunting the marriage of two different cultures and religions and highlighting efforts of Akbar to strengthen his relations with the Rajputs.

Every element big or small, from the texture of the clothes to the sets, d├ęcor, dialogues and the protocol, even the incidental sounds of birds and animals, have been set to perfection, create a virtual impact of the Mughal era. The Dhoom 2 pair of Hrithik and Aishwarya looks gorgeous in royal outfits.

Jodha Akbar may be one of the potential movies for the Oscars. It seems that Ashutosh has been carefully observing the trend of the movies going for the Oscars. While films like Lagaan and Paheli had the cultural touch of India, Rang De Basanti had the spirit of nationalism instilled in it. The movie’s storyline in the trailers depicts both these elements in plenty.

But Ashutosh, who has been acclaimed for his originality, has inspired himself from movies like ‘Troy’ and ‘Lord Of The Rings’, which have been nominated for the Oscars before. The purdah scene between Hrithik and Aishwarya also seem to have been inspired from a short film ‘Migration’, featuring Sameera Reddy and Shiney Ahuja, where Shiney approaches Sameera but she drops a curtain between them.

A scene showcasing Aishwarya lifting her ghunghat looks similar to a scene in Paheli, where Rani flaunts the same look. Even the colour of the outfit is the same. Aishwarya’s red coloured outfit has sharp resemblance to the clothes worn by Rani in the movie.

The movie release, which was scheduled for January 25, has been delayed due to the fact that he has been advised bed rest for 21 days due a severe back problem, which has delayed the finishing of the background score of the movie.

All in all, Ashutosh is trying his best to mix all spices in a balanced proportion so as to make an impact on the audience. But the originality of the storyline, magnetic delivery of dialogues and songs will have to face the litmus test of the choosy spectators and the choosier selection committee for Oscars. His lead actor of Lagaan, Aamir Khan may be his potential competitor for Oscars, as he is really doing well as the director and producer of Taare Zameen Per.


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