Saw a movie on DVD over the last few days.
Its called Hairspray(2007) (there’s the original which was released in 1988). I was skeptical about it until I found that it was set in America of the 60′s and the movie was a kitschy musical (I LOVE musicals. The last one which I adored was Chicago. Gosh!! That movie rocked BIG time . Back in those college days, I’d saved it on my PC and would play it again and again and again ).
Hairspray is directed by Adam Shankman and boasts of a pretty impressive star cast comprising Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron , and……… her :-
She is one astounding dancer. Do check out her moves in this video :-
At the first look, I thought it was Jennifer Coolidge in a fat-suit.
But I was wrong. It turned out to be John Travolta in a fat suit!!
Yup , people!!
That is our man from “Broken Arrow” and “Face-off”!!
I had no idea he could prance like that…. in heels!! Now tell me, when was the last time you saw a guy (carrying excess weight ) dancing in heels as though he was born doing it?!!
This guy is terribly convincing in his role as Edna Turnblad , totally mimicking the nuances of a woman, that too, a mother (our Bollywood heroes need to take a leaf or so out of his book ). Awfully commendable!! I’ve notched up my respect for this guy by a zillion degrees. The BF couldn’t believe it himself and it took some googling AND waiting for the credits to roll to convince him !!
Watch this movie if you ever get a chance