Disney Hotstar Lakshmi Bomb Movie Trailer Review

Lakshmi Bomb Movie Trailer Review


On the 9th of October the trailer of the much-awaited film, Lakshmi Bomb came out which has led to some of the most polarizing reactions among the audience and this is in regards to the entire spectrum of viewers. From hardcore fans to casual viewers and even scepticism. I kept on watching the trailer again and again to identify the silver lining regarding the trailer of the film which made me come to the conclusion that it's important that I provide you context about Lakshmi Bomb and its original source material. So I decided to write an article about Disney Hotstar Lakshmi Bomb Movie Trailer Review. The sequel of the Tamil Munni franchise Kanchana that released in 2011 which was directed and starred Raghav Lawrence the current director of Lakshmi Bomb. It is the official remake of the Tamil film. In Lakshmi Bomb, a supernatural sceptic inadvertently revived the spirit of a transgender ghost and a little more which I can't dwell further on that takes over his body in order to wreak havoc due to toa traumatic past. In the original Tamil film, we see an extremely fearful man played by Raghav Lawrence who streaks at the first sign of trouble or the assumption of the existence of ghosts and the journey that follows after similarly inadvertently reviving the dead that takes over his body. The Tamil film that released in 2011 is actually considered to be one of the most successful ventures based on the return of the investment, made on an extremely tight budget of close to seven crores the film went on to doover 30 crores in gross revenue and sales of distribution rights in other languages while there are identical frames when it comes to the remake and original material from the ghost taking over the protagonist's body, the strut by both the actors through the hallway, the family spying on the individual as he lathers himself with Haldi or even with a wicked smile on their face when they are enamoured by the bangles on their wrists. Every aspect of the film is taken the scene by scene from the original which is apparent as it is a remake of the film. However what really disappointed fans are the several changes the creators have made from a character writing standpoint while the original source material showcased the leading hero that was petrified of even the idea of the supernatural a character that would cling on to his family members while telling a scary story or jump on his mother's hips the first sign of the trouble. These traits generated a sense of endearment towards the leading hero. However, in the remake, Akshay Kumar is seen as this brave sceptic who scuffs at the members of the family fearing the presence of a supernatural being, this macho no-nonsense presence may have been written to cater to the image of the Bollywood hero but when I look at Tamil and Telugu remakes that have done exponential business in the box office the reason for their success is that they stay true to the source material. Especially the arc of the characters. Okay, the other point I wanted to talk about is an unpopular opinion so don't hate me for this. Listen if you know me I want to be as open and liberal with the idea of romantic interest not be bound by age, colour, race, language anything but it's creepy to me on how the age gap between actors and commercial Bollywood films just gets larger and larger as the years go by. When I saw Good News (2019), 

Lakshmi Bomb Cast

the pairing of Akshay Kareena and Diljeet Kiara was a brilliant casting decision but when I see Akshay Kumar 53 and 28-year-old Kiara Advani it just looks uncomfortable to me. Now, this is just a personal take I said similar things on the uncomfortable nature of a lot of young actresses getting cast with leading heroes over 50 and this need to oversexualize them from the onset so that they can be perceived as desirable. While there are actors available who have consistently worked with leading heroes of today I wonder why actors like Ashwariya Ray, Madhuri Dikshit, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty don't get cast for these roles. This is no hate towards Kiara, I think she's brilliant but just the pairing and that 25-year difference are a bit weird and creepy to me. One of the points that were most fascinating to me was the shift in reaction people had from the teaser to the trailer while I watched at a distance of people marvelling the background score and intense look of Akshay Kumar in the teaser, people who independently saw the teaser without the context of the Tamil film thought this would be a game-changer representation of transgender people in commercial Bollywood cinema. That it was brave of Akshay Kumar to bring in the forefront what Vijay Setupathi did so beautifully in superdeluxe or what Nirmal Pandey did exquisitely in daira. Sadly the contrast of mood and cinematic treatment from what was presumably an intense thriller to a madcap comedy really disappointed fans where I agree with the fans that the trailer did not generate any of the two feelings from the trailer either was I laughing nor was I mildly scared I think the trailer cut relied too heavily on slapstick comedy to generate laughter but it came across as if it is catered towards the lowest-common-denominator of gags with no substance, the biggest fear people have is that this film presents comedy at the expense of the transgender community which has fought against discrimination and have been relentless in their pursuit of representation in society. I have to say however if you have seen the original film you will know that there is an arc created with sensitivity in regards to the LGBTQ community which has not been presented in the trailers. So while the trailer looks grass over the top and extremely loud which by the way according to a lot of Tamil Cinema fans is the original as well they've actually saved the most hard-hitting part of the film when you see it on 9th November. The consensus is simple to me regarding Lakshmi Bomb and it falls in 5 categories. 

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The Original Movie Fans 

These include the people who thoroughly enjoyed the 2011 film when they saw it in theatres. They hate the people who have a perception of the film by watching its Hindi dabbing. Every Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and even Malayalam language-speaking fans I speak to tell me the impact of the original language compared to the Hindi dubbing is astronomically different. Their viewpoint is that Lakshmi Bomb with its unnecessary character changes is just a high budgeted Kanchana. 

The Confused Fans 

These include the fans who don understand why Kanchana is being remade. They consider it to be loud grass and extremely annoying. This is the section of people that believe the Munni franchise itself is extremely overrated. The premise and its treatment are extremely dated and the remake. What would have made sense if it came out five or six years ago not in 2020. Especially, not on ott where individuals used to content of a particular standard. 

Goldmines Hindi and Set Max Crowd 

This is the crowd that is almost beyond caring anymore. They have seen the Hindi dubbed film channels like Set Max innumerable number of times. I have visited the Gold Mines Hindi channel and seen it there as well and wonder what would even motivate them just to see the same film with a higher production once again. 

The Akshay Kumar Fans 

These are the people who appreciate Akshay Kumar taking the risk and experimenting with roles, even though they were a little on the fence of the sharp contrast from the teaser to the trailer, they are hopeful that the movie will bein for a surprise and it's merely just a poorly designed trailer that the masses saw, only context is the trailer. For viewers who have no idea about the Tamil film and just saw the trailer were not fans of its over the top pitch, loud performances and unimpressive comedy. The truth is they've stayed loyal to the pitch at which the Tamil film is showcased but especially in 2020 where audiences are used to film grounded in some form of reality this seems like something not in their most-watch list on the weekend, while the audience has seen clever horror comedies in the form of Stree (2018), even an inventive Zombie film like Go Goa Gone (2013) and even if I am supposed to godown memory lane and take a film like Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), there was a brilliant quality to the writing that resonated with audiences. Lakshmi Bomb may still surprise audiences due to its heartbreaking origin story that gets revealed in its second half but I have to say that the trailer did a terrible job in exciting audiences for the film and that was the Disney Hotstar Lakshmi Bomb Movie Trailer Review guys write down the comments below what you thought about the first look please don't forget to follow me on Instagram the handles right in front of you follow us at Facebook page namely MovieShowReview please support us by smashing the Like/React/Share button and subscribing to our channel for weekly content ahead thank you for reading.

Laxmmi Bomb | Official Trailer | Akshay Kumar | Kiara Advani | Raghav Lawrence | 9th November

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