суббота, 22 августа 2009 г.

DADDY COOL: made in Bollywood



Индийская "Фабрика грёз", Bollywood, не зря названа по аналогии с американским "старшим братом", Голливудом (Hollywood). Конгломерат крупных киностудий, сконцентрированных, в основном, в Бомбее, производит более 1 000 кинофильмов в год. Такие рекордные показатели связанны с тем, что кино для индусов стоит на первом месте среди всех искусств. Большинство местной продукции - довольно стандартные поделки, призванные развлечь непритязательную публику. Однако встречаются и приятные исключения, которые обращают на себя внимание киноманов во всём мире.
Сложно сказать, какая прокатная судьба ожидает новую болливудскую комедию DADDY COOL, однако задолго до выхода на экраны вокруг этого фильма начали бушевать нешуточные страсти (смотрите серию публикаций в форуме FFFclub). Ещё на стадии производства картины в прессе был поднят шум относительно того, что имеет место случай плагиата сюжета одного из американских фильмов. Под вопрос была поставлена сама возможность международного проката комедии о "перепутывании трупа" и последовавшей за этим чередой уморительных ситуаций.
На днях создатели фильма объявили, что все лицензионные споры улажены и фильм получил "добро" на широкий прокат. Будет ли доступен фильм российским зрителям, пока неизвестно.
Однако известно доподлинно, что название и главная музыкальная тема позаимствованы из первого большого международного хита Boney M. - "Daddy Cool".


'Daddy Cool' has been directed by K Murali Mohan and this is the first film from the production house to be directed by an outside director after Mohabbat and Kasam.
The film is a comedy and stars Suniel Shetty, Aarti Chhabria, Ashish Chowdhry, Tulip Joshi, Aftab Shivdasani, Javed Jaffrey, Kim Sharma Sophie Choudhry and Rajpal Yadav.
‘Daddy Cool’ by ‘Boney M’: "Daddy Cool" is a song recorded by disco band Boney M. and included on their debut album ‘Take The Heat Off Me’.
It was a 1976 hit and a staple in disco music and Boney M.'s first UK hit. It reached #6 in the UK charts and #65 in the United States Billboard Hot 100. The single also topped the German charts.
It was the second Boney M. single, released in May 1976 without making any major impact at first.
It wasn't until a spectacular performance in Musikladen in September that the group became their commercial breakthrough, topping most European charts, reaching #6 in the UK and even charting in the US.
The song : "Daddy Cool" was a novelty gimmick record with an unusual, percussive intro by producer Frank Farian doing rhythmic 'tic-tic-tic's and playing on his teeth with a pencil.
Farian's characteristic deep voice sings: "She's crazy like a fool..." and is answered by the bright girl vocals of Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett: "...wild about Daddy Cool".
The bass riff kicks in and builds to the instrumental theme followed by the repetitive, nursery rhyme-like verse and chorus twice.
The song breaks-down into a spoken passage by Farian before it goes back into the bass riff and repeats the verse and chorus for the last time.
Plot synopsis : So, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it's the funeral of ‘Daddy Cool’ Douglas Lazarus? It's in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia... right? Wrong! When... The coffin makers deliver the wrong body.
Good Son Steven Lazarus (Suniel Shetty), an aspiring writer tries to give his father a decent funeral by delivering a eulogy…that includes a description of the rivers of Goa.
Having flown in first class younger brother Brian (Ashish Chowdhry), suave, successful and much admired writer from Mumbai, not ready to share responsibility for his mother, saying "He barely has money to support himself and his dogs.
"A rather"comfortable'' estate agent Pinto (Vijay Patkar) tries to close a house deal for Nancy (Aarti). Steven's wife who is trying to get away from her mother-in-law Mrs. Lazarus (Suhasini), who though just bereaved, lives up to her title admirably
A prospective groom Michael (Aftab Shivdasani) to a cousin, Maria (Tulip Joshi), nervous about meeting father-in-law to be (Naseer Abdullah).
They comes in completely spaced out because of a hallucinogenic drug given to him out of Maria's junkie brother Harry's (Chunky Pandey) bottle of "Relaxo."
A knife-wielding suspicious Jenny (Kim Sharma) finds her husband Carlos (Javed Jaffrey) pleading forgiveness from the red- hot model Ayesha (Sophie Chodhry).
While the model, told to bestow her favours on a man in a black suit, in order to feature in an ad film, finds herself in a room full of potential employers.
A repulsive spit on hands and flick back hair, Roadside Romeo kind of aspiring boyfriend, Jim (Vrajesh Hirjee) thinks that even a funeral is an opportunity to impress Maria.
A doddering old Uncle Murphy (Prem Chopra) in a wheelchair believes in practicing "rapchick" to get the girls... And then enters a "Blackmailer" Andrew (Rajpal Yadav) who has a scandalous secret about the deceased Douglas.

"Daddy Cool" Lazarus (Sharat Saxena).

So what does happen is complete mйlange of madness, chaos, and a laugh a minute! So is it a 'fun'eral? Or should we say the fun is real?

Movie Title: ‘Daddy Cool’, Banner: Maruti International, Status: Under Production, Release Date: 2009, Language: Hindi, Genre: Comedy, Producer: Ashok Thakeria, Indra Kumar, Director: K Murali Mohan Rao.

Star Cast: Sunil Shetty, Aarti Chhabria, Ashish , Tulip Joshi, Aftab, Javed, Kim Sharma, Sophie, Rajpal Yadav, Chunky Pandey, Suhasini Mulay, Vijay Patkar, Prem Chopra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Sharat Saxena, Audio on: Big Music.

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