toujours_nigel: Greek, red-figure Rhea (Rhea)
[personal profile] toujours_nigel
or, there's a meme going around that involves (re)casting your fandom: this has the most comprehensive links.

Being as how I'm a sheep, and this is an amazing idea, I've followed suit. Also, I'm being alphabetical, because I'm bad at organising, mkay.

So, er,

Also, should you be unfamiliar with these actors, and wish to learn about them,

Achilles: Milind Soman

Agamemnon: Sanjay Dutt

Ajax: Salman Khan

Andromache: Konkona Sen Sharma

Cassandra: Kangana Ranaut

Clytemnestra: Sushmita Sen

Hector: Chandan Roy Sanyal

Hecuba: Shabana Azmi

Helen: Kareena Kapoor

Menelaus: Saif Ali Khan

Odysseus: Shahrukh Khan

Paris: Kunal Kapoor

Patroclus: John Abraham

Penelope: Tabu

Priam: Naseeruddin Shah

Date: 2010-01-26 02:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhobikikutti
Sush for Clytemnestra is PERFECT!

(You already know my feelings about Kereena, so I guess I should just be glad you didn't stick Aish in there.)

Also SRK as Odysseus makes me LOL. He's such a ham! I would prefer someone more like, say, Ajay Devgan, who does stretched out and silent with grief really well.

Date: 2010-01-27 03:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jjhunter
"[...] Odysseus doesn't have to be grieving at all, in either of the epics, no? He's all sparkly-eyes and manipulative."

Er, not quite. A man who spends almost ten years trapped on an island, yearning for his homeland doesn't strike me as quite the same 'sparkly-eye[d]' Odysseus of the Illiad. He's in a situation where all his wiles avail him naught, and his patron goddess appears to have abandoned him.

In fact, the Odyssey is pretty specific about Odysseus' emotional state every single day he stays on Calypso's island: endless tears streaming down his face as he stands his daily lonely vigil by the sea, facing the direction of Ithaca.

Date: 2010-01-27 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vehemently
Oh holy shit that's Mikhail from Kaminey as Hector. That's versatility! I can totally see him taking off his helmet and putting it on the floor because it was scaring the baby.

(Also, having just seen Dhoom, I have John Abraham in my head as a [younger] Agamemnon: he's got that reptilian ego thing going on. I'm sure he's played nice characters since then, but, rowr.)

Date: 2010-01-27 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vehemently
(Here via [personal profile] dhobikikutti, by the way.)

Date: 2010-01-27 01:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] copracat
Odysseus: Shahrukh Khan

Yes. Exactly.

Date: 2010-01-27 03:21 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Watercolor of daisy with blue dots zooming around it like Bohr model electrons (Default)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Perhaps I am biased by my love for these particular characters, but your castings for Penelope, Cassandra, and Priam have slotted neatly into my vague mental impressions of those characters and redefined them. Priam as weighed by his years; Penelope as pensive and lacking the coy, supremely confident sexuality of her cousin Helen; and Cassandra as glorious, posed between vulnerable/delicate and quiet strength.

In contrast, Milind Soman as Achilles is pretty hot, but he doesn't 'click' quite as perfectly for me; he won't become my dominant mental picture.

Anyway, as a die-hard Classics nerd and Homer fan I have so much love for this project. Part of what made the movie 'Troy' so horrible for me (well, besides the whole 'Sword of Troy' biz--whiskey tango foxtrot?!) was the historically inaccurate casting. Newsflash, Hollywood: historical/mythological Troy is in Turkey. And it's pretty obvious where the 'Greeks' are from. From whence the pasty European actors? The whole movie was whitewashing on an epic scale.

Date: 2010-01-28 05:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wingstodust
Duuuuuuuude imagining Illiad as a Bollywood move is the most fantastic thing evar!

I linked your post on my book blog =D

Date: 2010-01-28 06:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] esperante
Ooh! I likes this cast! Now if only someone (Vishal Bhardwaj!) would make this movie... :D

Date: 2010-01-28 02:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] esperante
A family/neighbouring village feud, UP-ishtyle. It would be brilliant!

(Wandered on to this post via dhobikikutti. :) Hello!)

Date: 2010-01-28 03:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] esperante
Oh, no, please keep going! :D
This looks like it could be a solid paisa-vasool story... and it's definitely more interesting to me than all the Greek dudes, heh.

Date: 2010-02-03 01:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] linkspam_mod
Your post has been included in a Linkspam roundup

Date: 2010-02-04 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
I LOVE all I've seen so far, but this is very possibly the best idea EVER.


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