One of our favorite soca artists is in a film this year and we can’t wait to see it — Set in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago, BAZODEE! is a Bollywood style Caribbean musical about being true to yourself and honest in love at all costs. In our opinion, this movie will touch on the racial divide between Black Trinidadians and Indo-Trinidadians. Machel is truly growing out of his comfort zone — ACTING? We look forward to seeing him continue to grow as an international Trinidadian artist.
PLOT: Anita Panchouri is the doting daughter of a deep in debt Indian businessman. She’s on the verge of willingly marrying a wealthy suitor when she meets a romantic rasta soca singer, Lee de Leon who’s drafted last minute to perform at her engagement party. There are sparks, naturally, but Anita refuses to acknowledge them, focusing instead on playing matchmaker to a constantly bickering, secretly-in-love couple: her sarcastic cousin Poorvi and her underachieving future brother-inlaw, Partiv.
Of course, no one can see these sworn enemies are made for each other…no one except Lee who vows to unite the two. Anita is skeptical that Lee, the newly arrived stranger, can pull off a feat she’s been trying to accomplish for years. When he succeeds in transforming the fighters into love birds through a little creative Cupidry, Anita is moved by his romantic gifts and decides she wants to be with him, just once, before she enters a loveless marriage for the sake of her father’s future. But Anita’s desires for Lee don’t go unnoticed. Nikhil, the territorial younger brother of Anita’s fiance, picks up on the attraction, especially when Lee unexpectedly switches his set to sing a love song at a big soca show. And when Nikhil learns the true state of the Panchouri finances, he sets about a plan of revenge that will destroy Anita and her father and crush her chance at true love.
In all I cannot wait to see this movie. Take a look at the trailer. What do you think? What do you expect from Machel?
Yours in Mas