October 26, 2005


Sony brings high production values to the tableNot content to co-produce Chinese movies, Sony Pictures has just announced that it's going to start co-producing Bollywood movies. First up? SAAWARIYA (Beloved) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose DEVDAS rocked eyeballs around the world.

While some of the movies Sony has produced in China haven't been all that great, what they do bring to the table is high production values, and if you don't believe me check out KEKEXILI one of the best looking movies from China this year, and a movie with one of the thickest, deepest sound mixes I've heard in a long time. Watching this movie in a theater with a surround system is goose-bump inducing.

And that kind of cash is what Bollywood could use a little more of.

October 26, 2005 at 09:22 AM in News | Permalink


he made devdas and people are giving him money. rgv made sarkar, a godawful movie in which amitabh played the kind of pompous father that he would have sonned in the 70s, and rgv gets more money. money moves in mysterious ways.

Posted by: rasil | Oct 26, 2005 6:21:01 PM

I think the reason foreign investors are willing to throw more money at RGV and less money at SLB is because Ramu makes more action movies and horror flicks and those are viewed as being more marketable to Western audiences, rather than SLB's super-charged masalas and melodramas.

Posted by: Grady Hendrix | Oct 27, 2005 9:10:19 AM

sorry, i meant "more money to make movies with", rather than "more money than slb". i thought both sarkar and devdas were really awful. i'd be amazed if a movie as talky, poorly paced and poorly action choreographed as sarkar appealed to non-indians (i'm already amazed it appeals to indians, though i know sarkar is doing well.)

Posted by: rasil | Oct 27, 2005 1:40:35 PM

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