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Monday, July 12, 2004

Gaayab Aaya Gaayab Aaya...

For all those exasperated movie-goers who saw Tusshar Kapoor in a movie and said "I wished he would just disappear", there's great news. Ramgopal Varma and Prawaal "Darna Mana Hai" Raman have just found out how to bring out the best in this YACSS (Yet Another Constipated Star Son). Just make him invisible. But then, there is another catch. If you make someone like Tusshar Kapoor disappear......would the audience even notice? :P

Okay okay, jokes apart, this is one movie I am really looking forward to.

Tusshar Kapoor and Antara Mali star in Gaayab, the latest offering from everyone's favourite Factory. Tusshar talks about the movie with Suku in this interview.

From the trailers that I have seen, it seems to be a slick and interesting film. The theme of invisibility, though not a new one in Bollywood, is sure an under-utilised one. Mr. India, the Shekhar Kapoor directed smash hit of the 80's is universally considered one of the milestones in Indian film history.

However, just the trailers make Gaayab seem very different. It does not seem as if the protagonist, after turning invisible, does only goody-goody superhero stuff like Arun from Mr. India. His mentality seems to resemble that of Aftab Shivdasani's in the Prawaal Raman's Darna Mana Hai. Anyway, all this is conjecture and only after watching the whole movie in the theatre can one comment on it in greater detail.

Where Varma and Raman have got it spot on is Tusshar's casting. He will fit the role of a loser to the T. So though he says in the interview that he prepared a lot for the role, I am sure the director would have wanted him to just be himself. ;)