Sunday, April 20, 2008

No fan of Toofan

When Keith over at Teleport City says jump, I say "How high?" So when Keith asked me to review the 1989 Amitabh Bachchan superhero masala Toofan, I agreed, even though I had already seen the film and knew that, despite that one amazing clip on YouTube, it was a bit of a steamer. Still it's not without its points of interest. For one thing, it's one of the first films that Bachchan made after his disastrous venture into Indian parliamentary politics, at a time when the sheen of superstardom was rapidly fading and he desperately needed a hit. Needless to say, Toofan would not be that hit. Read my full review here.

3 comments:

Beth said...

You and me both. Quite the personal army he's got going on.

Mucho thanks for the link! I can't wait to dig into all your Indian posts.

cheers
Beth

Roland Saint-Laurent said...

Man, I wanted to re-read this one and apparently it has just up and disappeared from the site, along with a bunch of other old reviews. Where the hell am I supposed to get appropriately-sassy commentary on Bachchan's politics now?

Todd said...

Teleport City is in a bit of a transition period right now -- going through the tortuous process of moving to a new location -- but all of the old articles and reviews will be reinstated within good time. I apologize for the lapse in service.