When did it become appropriate to use a broken plane as a prop is a question that doesn’t point to any reasonable answer. Only in Bollywood is it apt to sing and dance on a wrecked plane.
And that’s not the only bizarre spot in the new SRK film, Dilwale trailer. While copying is often attributed as a form of flattery, it makes little sense when used in films. An important essence of films is originality, and showcasing a maximum number of cars for no real reasons is no better than film drudgery.
Song, and chase sequences (as seen in Rohit Shetty movies) amply show-off cars from Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Chrysler, Lamborghini, Land Rover and Jaguar. There’s a Corvette, Ford Mustang, Hummer and some muscle cars too.
Maybe someday someone will explain why actors walking in slow-mo past expensive parked cars is a must have scene in more and more films.
It gets worse. It’s a stunt copying fest. Mission Impossible fans will be transported to the year 2000 when MI2 was released. In the scene from Dilwale trailer, a scene involving Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol heavily takes cue from Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton’s car scene from MI2. There’s also an attempt to emulate the BMW M4 – Ultimate Racetrack stunt presented by BMW Canada in July 2014. For those who love seeing expensive cars blow up, there’s a silver Chrysler 300 that takes a tumble.
Dilwale is directed by Rohit Shetty, produced by SRK’s wife Gauri Khan under the Red Chillies Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Productions banner. Top starcast includes Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani, Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Johnny Lever and many more. It is set to be released globally on 18th December 2015.
You can have a look at the photos and trailer of the movie Dilwale below.
BMW M4 ad
Mission Impossible scene