SLB launches Javed Jaffery’s son and his niece in Malaal
The trailer of ‘Malaal’ came out during in the middle of May and only now, we are getting to share it. Not that you have not seen it yet, but… Here we go…
Starring Meezan and Sharmin Segal, ‘Malaal’ seems to hold a premise that we have already seen in Hindi films. A done and dusted format, but it all depends on how they treat the subject in this film.
First, here’s the trailer of ‘Malaal’.
Tell you the truth, we forgot SLB was launching Javed Jaffery’s son. The gap between the announcement and the trailer was quite long so before the trailer, we thought maybe the film got shelved. It was quite strange how, other than announcing it in 2017, there was nothing else about the film. Did it take them this long to make this film?
Sanjay Leela Bhansali only produces the film, it is directed by Mangesh Hadawale.
You know what is interesting in this trailer? Or rather film’s premise?
It’s the fact that both leads in reality come from well-to-do or should we say, privileged backgrounds. Both of them in this film play roles that are very different to how they were brought up. Hence the normal looking clothes and the hair and beard (+chest hair). Speaking of long hair, it’s nice that these young ones go natural these days by not straightening their hair.
John Abraham, anyone?
Oh, those were the good and clueless days
except for Bipasha.
Back to the film…
The first song from ‘Malaal’ was released after the trailer launch. Presumably this is the IT song for them.
The music and parts of it sound so similar to ‘Tattad Tattad’ from Ram-Leela. It is a catchy song, but looks like a spoof of other songs. That said, we are intrigued by this particular step:
What does it mean? Is he doing cutting signs? Or is he saying he is getting too hot? Or….? He does say “Meri Jawaani” as he is doing cut-cut-cut gestures there. Since we saw this, we are wondering, “What does this mean?” 😂
Psst….It might be a “Choli Ke Peeche” step! 🤫 😉😉
He looks really tight and nervous in the song. It must be the first song they shot. Or maybe that’s just his character in the film.
By the way, Meezaan was sent to study acting at the same school Ranbir Kapoor went to in New York. He was rumoured to be dating Amitabh Bachchan‘s granddaughter but now he tells the media she is his sister’s friend and that his co-star is his good friend! Good one! 🤣
Oh, this handsome actor plays the girl’s father in the film:
His name is Sameer Dharmadhikari and he was in Jhansi Ki Rani – the TV show. He played Manikarnika’s husband.
Last night, we came upon this interview of Meezan and Sharmin. Watched only the first 2 minutes or so. The interviewer asks them how things are going? Sharmin says her whole life revolves around ‘Malaal’ now and Meezan adds that not just them, their families’ lives also revolve around this film. Then, Sharmin says, “Yes, they said they can’t wait for this film to release so that they can go on a holiday!”. To take away the stress or something.
Seriously, they don’t even wish for the film to do well, they just want to the film to release so that they can be left alone! This is the advantage industry kids have over outsiders. For an outsider, their debut is everything. You certainly won’t hear their family say something as privileged as this.
It will be interesting to see how these two will fare in the future. Meezaan’s dad did well in the industry, he wasn’t a lead actor but he did well as part of the supporting cast. People say he didn’t get his due, but we don’t know. He had parts in films and he had his own show on TV called ‘Boogie Woogie’, which we religiously watched every Sunday.
He did do a film we saw years ago called Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003). We remember this in particular because this was a film for kids and Javed was the lead in it. As a lead actor, he didn’t have a style of his own. Throughout the film, he imitated others actors like Shah Rukh and even Johnny Lever. Maybe because since he’s a comedian and has been spoofing actors, his own acting talent is lifted from that.
As a host, he does great mimicry:
He did excel as a dancer and still does. Just look at the recent dance-off he did with his son:
It’s raining Bollywood kids!
Notice that over the past few years and the coming years, we have and are going to have kids of yesterday-years supporting characters entering Bollywood as lead actors. These kids don’t want to be supporting characters like their fathers or mothers were, they want to be the film’s lead!
Javed, Chunky Pandey, Shakti Kapoor, and Monish Behl, their kids were launched by famous production houses or famous directors. This does not include actors like Jackie Shroff and Sunil Shetty, who have both had their time playing lead and then graduated to playing supporting characters. All of these kids are hoping they succeed as lead actors and if they do, their families stand to gain the most.
All the best to the cast of ‘Malaal’. The film will be out on July 5.