Saturday, September 01, 2007
Don't worry. Mohanlal didn't get himself injured in any accident on the sets. In one of his new films, he is starring as a man who had lost all his fingers to the villains.
The film in question is the much-delayed 'Ramgopal Varma Ki Aag'. This is Ramgopal Varma's interpretation of the 1970's classic hit 'Sholay'. The director says that while 'Sholay' is a typical formula masala film, he has tried to make 'Aag' a more well-balanced film with characters that aren't that stereotypical.
So, Mohanlal was brought in to play the role of 'Thakur', the good landlord whose arms are chopped away by the dreaded dacoit Gabbar Singh. In the 70's there were larger-than-life dacoits in north India, so the story made sense. In the present times, we have the Mumbai underworld. So, now, the dacoit is replaced by a powerful and colorful gangster played by Amitabh Bachchan.
Mohanlal is Narasimha, the police officer who comes close to putting an end to the don's activities. Angered, the don amputates his fingers. Urmila Matondkar makes a spectacular appearance in an item number. The film would sure be worth watching atleast for the song sequence.