Monday, January 15, 2007

Guru: After Canada Its America

Normally, something first comes to the US and then goes to Canada. Well, for the Bollywood movies Guru (2007), it was an exception. First, it charmed the audience in Canada and then it came to the US. In the US, it got huge welcome from the audience too. It was such a big matter in the US that even the New York Times wrote about it:

Roopam Jain craned for a view of the celebrities on Friday night, jostling with dozens of other fans. He called his wife by cellphone, warning that she was about to miss the grand arrivals.

“It’s incredible to find something like this in New York,” Mr. Jain said.

Mr. and Mrs. Jain, who live in Alpine, N.J., had tickets to a premiere that heralded not only the arrival of a movie, but also a growing cultural phenomenon.

The red-carpet event was for a movie called “Guru,” and was rare American treatment for a feature from Bollywood, the Mumbai-based film industry.

Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, finally did touch down in Times Square Friday night, as their film opened around the world.

It is old news but I have to say that I got chocked to the amount of coverage given by the New York Times about Guru. Thus, Guru will perhaps work as a turning point in the US about Bollywood movies. We will surely see more Bollywood movies making headlines in America in 2007.