April 6th is Lost's Naveen Andrew's Lucky Day
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
LOST's Naveen Andrews, who has often decried the struggle for screen time on ABC's hit LOST, will have no shortage of screen time on April 6th, BIG screen time, that is. The LOST star, who plays Iraqi Sayid on the show, has two feature films seeing light that day, the first is the pulp extravaganza "GrindHouse" from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. The second is the independent 'Provoked' from acclaimed Bollywood director Jag Mundhra.
In 'Provoked', Andrews plays an abusive husband who torments his wife to his own demise. After one beating too many, she decides to take matters in her own hands and kills him, finding herself incarcerated in a tough as nails prison as a result. 'Provoked' was originally released in 2006 in foreign markets and gathered fair reviews, while stirring up a considerable bit of controversy for its feminist nature. The idea of a woman striking back in American markets is a little more banal, but from the clips I've seen so far, Naveen makes a pretty intimidating antagonist.
Ironically, Andrews third big film this year 'The Brave one' starring Jody Foster, is about a woman avenging Andrews when he is killed in a brutal, racially charged attack. In that film, to be released in September of 2007, Andrews plays Jody Foster's fiance David,
'Grindhouse' is the title sure to be on most people's minds in April. Pairing action greats Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, 'Grindhouse' is a heavily stylized tribute to the exploitation films of the 70's. 'Grindhouse' is two movies in one, Tarantino's 'Deathproof', and Rodriguez's 'Planet Terror' which stars Naveen Andrews as Abby (most of the names are from 70's exploitation films, look it up on IMDB!) as a ruthless, yet heroic, biker battling flesh eating zombies. If you notice a trend in the other films, it is that Andrews death is the catalyst for the primary narrative, hopefully his Abby will fair a little better in 'Planet Terror'.
All this busyness aside, Andrews has kept pretty busy on LOST this season as well, headlining last weeks 'Enter 77' and appearing on-screen in this weeks 'Par Avion' as Sayid, Kate, Locke, Danielle, and Patchy inch closer to the 'Others' camp.
- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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