• SRK, With Some SFX
    Nov 07, 2011

    Apropos G.One, with the Wind (Oct 24), at one point, films were popular because of their songs and singers. Then came the phase of love stories like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil to Pagal Hai etc. Following them were ‘inspirational’ films like Lagaan, Chak de India, Swadesh, Taare Zameen Par. Now it’s the era of technology, with graphics and sfx doing all the talking. Shahrukh’s Ra.One won’t be the first and last to set the silver screen ablaze. It’s nice to see cinema adapting to the changing tastes of its audiences.


    Prerna Priyakshi, Bangalore


    Hardly surprising that our desi Ra.One has strong echoes of Superman 1 and 2.


    Aditya Mookerjee, Belgaum


    Some years ago, there was a beautiful ad for Heineken, a tall, visibly cold glass, a bit of the head spilling over the side, with the tag line: “When you make a great beer, you don’t have to make a great fuss.”


    Ashok Lal, Mumbai


    I wish Outlook had put Steve Jobs on the cover instead. It might have inspired many of us. Alas, it’s the same old Bollywood tripe.


    Ayoung Konyak, Kohima


    So far only Hollywood was using VFX. Bollywood has now belatedly caught up with the trend. One only hopes storylines don’t get submerged in the sea of special effects.


    Shailesh Kumar, Bangalore


    Wonder if the younger generation—exposed to the very best in SFX thanks to Hollywood—will be impressed by Shahrukh the superhero. He looks least like one.


    Sajit Nambudiripad, Wayanad


    Ok, SRK, I give up. I will see the movie. Now kindly spare us the onslaught on TV and the adspace. One can tolerate nausea only so much.


    K. Suresh, Bangalore


    Movies that come with too much hype usually end up in the can. This too might flop, SRK or no SRK.


    Dinesh Kumar, Chandigarh


    The comet has a burning tail, signifying its eventual burnout. SRK knows this.


    Harsh Rai Puri, Bhopal


    Bollywood and superheroes? The last great superhero from India was Shaktimaan! Let’s leave the superheroes to the Americans and the Japs and get enthralled with their DC vs Marvel and the Manga series.


    Anoop Hosmath, Mysore


    You have wrongly captioned a still from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna as Kal Ho Na Ho. Careful, Outlook!


    Harish, Mumbai


    A very basic error—KBC is aired on Sony, not Star!


    Vivek Malik, New Delhi


    We regret the errorsEditor



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