Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Action Replayy (2010)

Action Replayy (2010)

April 7th, 7:00PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

It’s hard to be a good son when your father is a nerd and constantly under the thumb of his domineering wife. But when things take a turn for the worse it seems as if his parents are on the road for divorce. Luckily the young man (Aditya Roy Kapoor) has an inventor for a Grandfather who has just created the world’s first time machine. Now he is going back to the 1970’s to try and sort out his parent’s future.

Action Replayy attempts to create a nostalgic look back at Bollywood’s past while simultaneously satirizing it. Like most Indian film, a major goal seems to be the construction of spectacle and the film can be readily enjoyed on that level, even by those with no knowledge of earlier Indian cinema. It also boasts a relatively short running time of slightly over two hours compared to the traditional norm of over three.

India, Director Vipul Shah, Cast Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Neha Dhupia and Aditya Roy Kapoor, 129 minutes, in Hindi with English subtitles

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