Monday, May 22, 2006

Akbar Khan's Taj Mahal

I just read in this morning's Bombay Times (May 22, 2006) that Akbar Khan is planning to re-release his magnum opus (is it really one?). Apparently, he's been inspired from the 'positive' response his film has received in Pakistan. Now, I'm not sure if positive response means box office collections or just publicity in the media.

Also, he felt that when the movie was released the first time around in India, the publicity was not done in a proper manner and hence the movie didn't do well. Just one question Mr. Akbar Khan, is inadequate publicity the only reason your movie Taj Mahal didn't do well?

Akbar Khan feels that this time around, if the publicity of his movie is done in a correct manner and then he re-releases his movie, then it would do good business. And the reason is Braveheart (starring Mel Gibson) did good business after re-releasing the movie.

Personally, I have no opinion on whether the movie will do well or not because I have not seen the movie. But from what I saw in the trailers, it is not inspiring. The movie has a star cast which is a who's who of the strugglers of the Hindi film industry. There's not even one actor who can pull in the crowds to the theatres. Here is wishing Mr. Akbar Khan all the very best for his Magnum Opus.

Anyways, so much for the re-release of Taj Mahal.

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