Bollywood is doing what it does the best...playing 'catch me if you can' with Hollywood (Bollywood obviously the chaser). Its about Agent Vinod, though I haven't seen the movie, is so polished to an extent that it will feel like you're watching a flop Hollywood movie (that is just from the trailers). Flop because, movies like those don't work anywhere now, except of course our 'redefining,recycling' Bollywood.
Why can't we have more films with the Indian feel? Kahaani, Kaminey, 3 Idiots, Dev D?
Although I agree that having not watched the movie, and in no mood to, I am no one to give my opinion on the movie. Quite right. But I am not talking about Agent Vinod here, I am talking about every damn movie which is churned out every week with the principle of boring us and stealing us of all our money. The inspirations which Bollywood takes from Hollywood is huge and heavy, not to mention ridiculously stupid. The globe-trotting Agent Vinod here is made to look like a James Bond of India. Don 2 tried and failed in the genre of thrillers but is a very good example of a heist movie, it too was stylized of course....And who can forget RA.ONE, the only SRK movie I regret watching, with its Iron Man, Spiderman, Superman references was a stupid movie.
Of course there are some (and hopefully) will be some original movies like all the Rajkumar Hirani, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Yash Chopra movies which makes me feel proud of Bollywood, however short lived though...
(Sorry for not including any Female Directors here, hoping I would add them in a few months/years)
And frankly this is my opinion. You can prove me wrong but I won't accept defeat easily.
The Dragon may be shy but when it comes to the things he loves, he won't stop at any length to know the subject in and out.
And anyone doubting my knowledge of inspirations and references -
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl - John Tucker Must Die
404 Error not found - A Beautiful Mind
Krish - Paycheck
Koi Mil Gaya - E.T (obviously)
All the Music plagiarism (thanks to this site - http://itwofs.com/)
And bits of here and there....