January 12, 2011
'Isme Action hai, Emotion hai, Romance hai, Comedy hai!', 'Super Duper Blockbuster!', 'Noor naal hitt!' (hundred day hit!), 'Baaykaa Oksabokshi radtaat!' (women cannot stop crying!), 'Extra song added!'
You wake up in the morning and like a zombie put your toothbrush to your mouth and look in the mirror. Bleary eyed you may be, but you wish there was Aishwarya Rai helping you brush your teeth like she did for Hrithik Roshan in Guzaarish. No such luck, alas. So you hit the shower and pose against the wall like Farhan Akhtar in Rock On !
If you are a girl, then you will wear the Bobby blouse you recently saw in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai and notice that the boys who hang out right outside your school suddenly rearrange themselves on motorbikes and lean against the wall (poor imitation of James Dean, I tell you!) as you walk by them to enter school. They are hardly Heath Ledger from Ten Things I Hate About You, nor Shah Rukh from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai so you head towards class, knowing the teacher is as pathetic as Satish Shah from Main Hoon Naa...
Try and catch a first day first show and you'll immediately notice the tapori guy who is selling the tickets in the corner. Who does he think he is, Aamir Khan of Rangeela? When you come home late, you see Mother India cowering in the kitchen, and it's not Amrish Puri of DDLJ who says, 'Jaa jee le apni zindagi' to his daughter, but Gabbar Singh himself, who's furious because you did not call home to say you were out with friends...
It's like Amitabh Bachchan in Namak Halal. We walk movies, we talk movies, we even laugh about movies because movies have a very phunny effect on us...
At FilmOrbit, we are going to take every single bit about the movies (with your help, of course!) and create a mini (or maxi) encyclopedia of movie memories. Explore formulas that compel us to make a beeline for that first day first show, add to it the movie bytes that you have made your own, ask friends, families to join in and make this the big fat movie memory collective. This is the one site dedicated to the lovers of cinema everywhere and we hope we can revive everything from 'Rosebud!' to 'A dream within a dream within a dream', from 'Mohe panghat pe nandlaal' to 'Sheela ki jawani'.
By the grace of the Lord of the movies (Rajinikanth, of course!) we will create altars to everyone from Surya to Shahrukh to Prabhu Deva, from Ajit to Amrish Puri, and to all the goddesses (if you should attempt to make a list, it would crash the Net!)
Someone very wise said this in the movies, 'Resistance is futile.' But being assimilated has its rewards, as you will surely discover. Join FilmOrbit. We're Mad About Movies.