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Featuring: Bipasha Basu, Deanne Panday
Director: Shwetabh C Varma
Producer: Bipasha Basu and Atul Maru
Honestly, I haven’t seen many workout DVDs in the past. And the very fact that I am doing a review of this DVD means that Bipasha Basu has been able to do her job well around fetching the attention of those who may or may not really be looking at getting into a fit shape. For those belonging to the former category, it is a gift of sorts because now they can compare notes around their fitness regime with a celebrity who has been known for having a great body for close to a decade now. And for the latter, the DVD could well help in making them conscious of fitness because a celebrity is endorsing the cause.
What’s good about the DVD is that it doesn’t stretch (no pun intended) beyond a limit. Both ‘Beginners’ as well as ‘Advanced’ versions are just 30 minutes and 40 minutes respectively which means that not much time is wasted in detailing things which may not really be the need of the hour. Bipasha along with co-trainer Deanne Panday (another fit bod here) make sure that they have viewer’s attention with their toned bodies making for an attractive sight.
However, for those looking at a glamorous outing here, be warned that ‘Love Yourself’ is not a filmy saga in the offing. The feature stays true to it’s true business, which is letting know viewers of the importance of a fit body and how it can be achieved. While many would have felt that presence of Bipasha Basu could possible have resulted in something to ogle at, it is certainly not the case.
So what one gets to see in this DVD which promises fat to fit in 60 days flat are moves likes squats, stretches, shoulder rolls, hip rolls, arm swings, chest press and crunch, military press with wide squat, shuffles, jumping jack, abs crunch, double clam with namaste, dumbbell row, cross punch, pelvic thrust, doggy kick, speed bag, football run, rear kicks and cobra. For those belonging to fitness circuits, these terms should come with a strong familiarity factor attached to them.
The set design is colourful though one would have expected it to be a little more opulent. It all seems a little too cramped for comfort and a bigger stage would have only helped the video look far more lavish. Also, the idea of Bollywood music (though optional) being played in background as Bipasha and Deanne go around with their moves is a bit of a letdown. Really, it isn’t quite classy to hear ‘Beedi Jalaile‘ during a workout session! Thankfully, from core workout perspective, there are two audio options – English and Hindi – that helps the DVD to cut across various segments of audience.
‘Love Yourself’ comes in a very attractive and eye catchy thick paper packaging.
The DVD’s duration is 137 minutes
– Making of the DVD
– Bollywood celebrity endorsements
– Get to know your body
– Reebok Easy tone Workout
It seems unlikely that many would be interested in knowing about the making of a fitness DVD. However, for star struck audience, there is endorsement of the DVD (and also for Bipasha) coming from the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra and even Mahendra Singh Dhoni. There is also a section on ‘get to know your body’ that has text details around different parts of the body as well as some detailing on how to save one’s body from injuries. However, if the signature of a popular apparels chain on the DVD jacket as well as during the play of the DVD wasn’t enough, there is also a segment sponsored by it.
– 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
– Subtitles – None
Don’t pick up the DVD only because you are a fan of Bipasha Basu and want to have a dekko at her fit bod. However, if fitness is something that you follow regardless of the celebrity endorsing it, go for it.