Saturday, January 8, 2011

I second Beth

No one will be surprised to hear that I laughed like a loon at much of Akshaye Khanna's performance, ridiculous as it was. Even in Priyadarshan films I haven't seen him go overboard like he did here, and for a fan like me it was a fun experiment. He tempered the jaw-clenching nicely with a few puzzled, the-lightbulb-is-almost-on looks as his manager kept insisting something was fishy. And the very idea of Akshaye as that kind of superstar is a hoot in itself. That said, even effectively channeling dacoit-era Hot Papa Khanna with the angry shouting, sash, and black tilak, I think he'll do better long-term in more nuanced secondary roles like Aaja Nachle and Luck by Chance. I'm just glad I got to see him on the big screen without having to resort to Shortkut or No Problem.


Whatever the problems of TMK as a film, for an Akshaye fan it was a treat. Also, it's a bonus that he's being unanimously held up as rescuing the film from being a total disaster.

PS" I've noticed that she has Akshaye's pics in her banner today. Thanks Beth!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah...our darling Akshaye Khanna was surprisingly pretty amusing in Tees Maar Khan. He was fantastic and fabulous!! A "fantabulous" performance!

Anonymous said...

i thinnk so khanna is natural superstar

Beth said...

Glad you enjoyed it too! And the banners rotate at random, so you have a pretty even shot at seeing Akshaye any time you come by (he's in a lot of them) :)

Anonymous said...

East or West... Akshaye Khanna is the BEST. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Beth for stopping by. When I checked your blog every banner was Akshaye, so I thought maybe you put them there for a special occassion.

--akshayefan

Anonymous said...

AKSHAYE KHANNA'S COMIC TIMING IN TEES MAAR KHAN IS SIMPLY HILARIOUS!!!!!! WHAT A MINDBLOWING ACTING BY KHANNA BOY!!!

Anonymous said...

akshaye khanna is mind blowing and above all other actors and please some one tell me the new films signed by him?

Anonymous said...

^ @Anonymous 7... No news about Akshaye Khanna and his forthcoming films yet...

Latha Vijayakumar said...

NICE

RockMan said...

Where is Akshaye? Again hibernate????
Or jus waiting Priyadarshan? or Anil Kapoor again to sing him????

No directors? No producers? No writers? want Akshaye????? Incredible!!! How come!!! Heroes like Abhisekh and John signing films on???

We keep saying Akshaye was fantastic in SEI, DCH, TMK but what z use???

Zr must b problem?
I have come to cnclusion...! Akshaye has not change...he still keeping that same attitude....of being over-confident!!!! He must agree he doesnt have the crazy look of Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Hrithik!!! Akshaye should think anther way...
How cn Akshaye said NO PROBLEM and TEES MAAR KHAN are fantastic story....result MAJOR FLOP...He said same things when He had SHORTKUT releasing....same to AKROSH...!!!!
I remember what Rishi Kapoor said at the time of A AB LAUTH CHALEN.!!
For me the majoy problem why Akshaye is in that situation....He must blame himself...!!! Akshaye does not have the same sense of Aamir Khan by choosing script..!!! Aamir is genius...!!! Otherwise He would have never sign stupid films like NO PROBLEM, SHORTKUT, MERE BAAP PHELE AAP etc......!!! Directors like Farhan Akhtar, Milan Lathuria are supposed to be Akshaye friends...but why they had not repeat him....!!
Directors like Bhansali, Karan Johar, Mani Ratnaam, Rajkmar Hirani, Rajkumar Santoshi, Yash Chopra will never sign him......!!!
That the true Akshaye loves his ego, proudness and too moody...to work with these directors...!!!

Akshaye khanna will be remeber as the likes of Farook Sheikh, Vinod Mehra, Sachin and Deepak Parachar...

Anonymous said...

Oh please. Akshaye has always worked like this. Take time off and then do a couple of films. We have waited years to see him in a new movie. About his script sense, I think he chooses the best he gets and he just stands by his movies. He has decided he won't do off beat/arty movies. (This was all before multiplexes became a major part of the movie industry, why he won't change his strategy is still an enigma.)

I agree -- he could so some things like tone his physique, get a better wardrobe/PR but he doesn't really care because he doesn't put in more effort than the shootings themselves.

And as he has said, many interesting projects he was supposed to do got stuck because of recession. He was supposed to do Voice from the Sky by Farhan Akhtar. And I remember Farhan saying he went to Akshaye because he wanted somebody sohpisticated. Well, all Akshaye has to do is to figure out how to cultivate that niche. Directors are aware of his appeal, it's matter of chance that s project should materialize which can utilize his talents well.

--akshayefan

Kannan said...

A good blog.

Anonymous said...

akshaye khanna is fantastic actor so please i request to big directors like farhan,vinod chopra,yash raj banners,karan johar etc to sign him for their upcoming films because some director wasting his talent in some recent movies and i m also requesting to akshaye please do not sign such a bad movies which make your career to decline

Anonymous said...

akshaye khanna may cast in race 2

Anonymous said...

http://gallery.oneindia.in/main.php?g2_itemId=1768876

Anonymous said...

http://www.top10cinema.com/bollywoodgallery/9384/mumbai-international-boat-show-launch

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Akshaye Khanna!!!!

Anonymous said...

Akshaye is looking very old in these recent pics.

Anonymous said...

we r waiting for akshaye khanna movie and please tell me some one about his new movies

Anonymous said...

There's no news of akshaye signing any new movies whatsoever.

Maybe start a thread on shelved or incomplete movies

Anonymous said...

Akshaye Khanna refuses films
http://www.emirates247.com/entertainment/bollywood-buzz-karisma-on-comeback-trail-2011-05-29-1.398597