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Kaizad Gustad's `Boom' promises to be a heady cocktail of hi-fashion and low crime.
GET THAT ICE: Chote Mia (Jackie Shroff)
Medium Mia (Gulshan Grover)
BACK IN those days when the Indian English film was most definitely hatke, a dread locked wunderkid, Kaizad Gustad released Bombay Boys with Naveen Andrews, Rahul Bose and Alexander Gifford as three NRIs who come to India in search of things as varied as fortunes, brothers and a gay self-identity.
Bade Miya (Amitabh Bachchan)
The film was a smash hit in India and at the Toronto Film Festival and quickly attained cult status - for its quirkiness, style and of course Tara Deshpande and Naseeruddin Shah's celebrated lip lock. Gustad who till then had a short film and a book of short stories, Of No Fixed Address, to his credit was a celebrity overnight.
THE BEAUTIES: Madhu Sapre,
Gustad then went into hibernation and is now back minus the dread locks with Boom where "the fashion world meets the underworld." The movie dealing with dons, little dons and medium dons and three supermodels - Anu Gaekwad, Sheila Bardez and Rina Kaif - kicks off with a fracas at a high profile fashion show which ends with hundreds of diamonds falling from a model's hair.
The star cast is super A-list with Amitabh Bachchan playing Bade Mia (the king pin), Gulshan Grover playing Medium Mia and Jackie Shroff playing Chote Mia. Madhu Sapre, Padma Lakshmi and Katrina Kaif play the supermodels while Bo Derek and Zeenie baby provide some nostalgic eye candy.
Percussion pundit Tavlin Singh has composed the music and so it is bound to be trippy. The film has been shot in locales as different as the Gateway of India, Dubai and Taprobane Island in Sri Lanka. Would it be boom or bust come July when the film would be released for this director whose working style producer Ayesha Shroff has described as "manic?" Watch this space.
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