No matter who he works with, the film is turning out to be a weird fest.
At this time, I would feel more confident of films where he is NOT the producer - definitely not the sole producer. If someone else is willing to place their big bets (money) on his film, that would indicate a high level of confidence in the outcome. Right now these RCE films are turning out to be exercises in indulgence.
Hope JHMS is a wakeup call given they would have lost anything they made in previous films with just this one.
Finally watched Pink. Can someone enlighten me how Amitabh Bachchan's performance was considered the best of the year? I waited till the last hoping that "now" would be the sequence / scene that makes this performance special, but it was a routine disinterested performance from him - he does several of those nowadays.
Wasn't aware that F***ir was under consideration. Disappointing if true. The only person worthy and capable of standing in the same frame as Mohanlal and Rajni is SRK. If true this is also a great example of how every dog has it's day.
Thanks everyone for the nice words on Dangal. I will however stick to not watching it. I do not have peer pressure to deal with. I am also not spending money on that guy. He is an excellent example of a effective branding exercise for an incompetent, hollow product.
There was an interesting play of shows happening at my local multiplex this week. On Friday, Dangal went down from 4 shows to 2, Kaabil down from 4 to 3, and Raees up from 4 to 5. Saturday the split changed to Kaabil 2, Dangal 3 and Raees 5. Monday on though the shows change again to Kaabil 0, Raees 3, Dangal 4
I haven't watched Dangal (nor do I intend to), but it is seriously doing something right - like many of F***ir's recent films - where the paying audience is clearly determining how many shows of each film would meet demand.
EDIT: The remaining shows went to Jolly LLB 2 (4 shows, and the audience - including me - totally enjoyed the film). Akshay is doing a few things right too. I don't see a thread for that film, but Kudos to Akshay. He is mixing it up well, and doing a commendable job given his limited acting capabilities. He is coming across as far more earnest in his attempts, than most other top stars.