I know this is a Bollywood blog, but sometimes I have to talk about Tollywood.
I saw my second Telugu film the other day: Bommarillu (2006). The first Telugu film I saw was Varsham (2004), which I enjoyed just as much. I was excited to see Genelia D’Souza in a movie, since her much anticipated Bollywood film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is set to debut this weekend. If you’re curious as I am about JTYJN, Nawab theBollywoodFan has translated the songs from the movie (music by A. R. Rahman!) and given a lot of great preview information at his site. He’s also had some brushes with the film’s director, Abbas Tyrewala, that you can read about here.
D’Souza is adorable ADORABLE as Hasini in Bommarillu.
She’s like the daughter of Kajol and Rani if that were possible, with a dash of Tanuja, and twist of Gidgit; meaning if she were any cuter she’d explode. The movie reminded me of DDLJ, KKHH, and Cinderella. Its appeal is vast, but in particular, I think all 8-12 year old girls out there would adore this movie. Second to D’Souza, my other favorite part in the film was the domineering father, marvelously played by the brutally handsome Prakash Raj. I was delighted to find that when this move is remade in Hindi, one of my favorite hot villains, Nana Patekar, will play the father.