Saturday, September 4, 2010

We are Family: Will India like it?

‘We are Family’ is an official remake of Hollywood film ‘Stepmom’, starring Kajol, Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor. It will be interesting to find whether India will like it or it will meet the similar fate as ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, latter also produced by Dharma Productions. Will the film be able to match up with Indian audience who are still strong in their roots of an undivided family? Will Indian audience accept it or the film will meet the step-motherly treatment?

The story revolves around family,in an unusual situation as the promos define it , with conflict between two moms, Maya (Kajol), divorced family oriented woman raising her children alone after her husband, Aman (Arjun Rampal) leaves her for Shreya (Kareena), the complete career woman. Film expects one to go on an emotional trip, when Maya realises that she has very little time left for her.

With huge star cast and big banner film might succeed in getting audience to the cinema halls but will it get acceptance among audience. With Hollywood films coming right away in homes through movie channels, it would be fascinating to see the reactions of those react who have already seen the original flick. There is also confusion about the target audience of film. Urban youth, by all means have access to the original one, so why will they spend on the remake. Those in sub-urbans might go on for a trip following the star cast but will they be able to match the mindset of the film? Something to watch out for!

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