Last night’s Comedy Nights with Kapil featured a mixed bag – we saw the artistes from the upcoming children’s film Hawa Hawai (release date 9 May 2014) and we met Vivek Oberoi who has dubbed for Electro, for the Hindi version of the just released The Amazing Spiderman 2. We also met the neighbourhood rabble supposedly competing for the Mohalla Annual Day or some such event.
Hawa Hawai seems one to watch out for
Filmmaker Amole Gupte’s previous offerings, which included Stanley ka Dabba, a wonderfully heartwarming film, mean that his upcoming film Hawa Hawai is one to watch out for. Kapil’s show featured the child artistes including Partho Gupte (who also starred in his father Amole Gupte’s last film) as well as lead actor Saqib Saleem.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 in Hindi
Comedy Nights also featured Vivek Oberoi who was promoting the just released the Amazing Spiderman 2, since he has dubbed for one of the several villains in the movie. He also spoke about his charity which works towards liberating and rehabilitating poor children. Not being a fan of any sort of dubbed movie, the charms of watching the film seem dubious at best.
Also having watched the Amazing Spiderman 2 in English last night, I found the movie to be high in technical brilliance but extremely low in content (I keep wondering about the fatal attraction Hollywood filmmakers have for superheroes and Spidey in particular). The story is clichéd and predictable, the dialogue banal in the extreme and seems to use every worn-out cinematic device of Hollywood – the innocent nobody who turns into a brute with superpowers (Electro) the hero’s selfish, malignant friend, the blandly pretty leading lady and the glib superhero with the clever patter. I truly wish I had not bothered to sit through the seemingly interminable 142 minute movie.
This episode of Comedy Nights with Kapil, featuring Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag is, to my mind, far more entertaining:
By – Reena Daruwalla