A mid-week hello, my freEk fellows!!
That glorious web of deceit, that is the internet just threw up the trailer for Judd Apatow's latest "Dinner for Shmucks". Any freEk worth his salt will indeed be reminded of Sagar Ballary's suplerlative BhejaFry (2007) which in itself was a copy of the french masterpiece Le Dîner de cons.
Dinner for Shmucks stars Steve Carrel as Barry (in the Vinay Pathak role) and Paul Rudd as Tim (in Rajat Kapoor's role). Zach Galifanakis ( "Hangover") also stars in what appears to be the role played by Ranvir Sheorey in Bheja Fry, although Zach's character is shown to be competing with Steve Carell's character when the dinner starts. FreEks will remember that Bheja.. never showed the actual dinner taking place, and this is perhaps where the Hollywood version will differ from its Indian counterpart.
Many will agree that Bheja Fry, was one of the funniest works to come by in the starved for genuine humour industry that is Bollywood. It remains to be seen whether Apatow and his crew mess this up, or take this up to a whole new level!
see ya the movies freEks!