October 17, 2008
Here is the first look of Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. And it is shocking to say the least. Shah Rukh is totally deglamorised and it does not look like anything coming from the Yash Raj stable. But it could well mean something different and hatke from the Aditya Chopra which could well prove to get back the old lost days of Yash Raj success considering most of their films are biting dust.
Last year out of the numerous releases coming from Yash Raaj Films, only Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De India managed to do a good business at the box office. And expectations are sky high ffrom Raab Ne Bana Di Jodi. What with Aditya Chopra coming back to handle the mantle of a director after a long hiatus. His last two films with Shah Rukh Khan, Mohabbatein and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayeenge were super duper hits at the box office. Let’s see if Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi manages to make it a hattrick for the piar.
Pic : Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi The First Look Wallpaper
September 2, 2008
Samir Karnik who gave us the rather stupid Kyun Ho Gaya Na and followed it up with a some what respectable, Nanhe Jaisalmer is back with a mega action starrer, Heroes. The movie has a rather long star list that includes Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Mithun Chakraborty, Preity Zinta, Sohail Khan, Vatsal Sheth, Dino Morea, Amrita Arora and Riya Sen.
The movie has Salman Khan doing an Akshay Kumar, that’s he dons a turban for this film. The tagline of the movie is very interesting ‘There is hero in every person until we meet the real heroes’. The movie promotes patrioism in a modern way, we will just have to wait and watch whether it does justice to so many characters or it is just one of those same old patriotic sermonising film.
Heroes as the trailer reveals is a story of two boys ( Vatsal Seth and Sohail Khan) who make a journey of a lifetime and discover national pride in the Indian Army. The movie stars Preity Zinta and we are definitely seeing her after quite a long time. Anyways in a male dominated film like Heroes, guess Preity will be totally overshadowed.
Catch the theatrical trailer of Heroes. The trailer looks interesting but will the movie be similarly captivating?
April 17, 2008
The nominations for the prestiguous IIFA Awards which are akin to the Oscars in Bollywood are out. The controversial things about this time’s awards though is that Aamir Khan’s critically acclaimed Taare Zameen Par will not feature in the list of nominations. The reason being Aamir Khan’s failure to fill in the nomination details for Taare Zameen Par for IIFA Awards. So that means Chak De India is most likely to sweep most awards this year round.
The IIFA Awards ceremony would be held in Bangkok this year and it sure promises to be a scintillating star studded affair.
IIFA Awards 2008 – Best Picture
Chak De India
Jab We Met
Om Shanti Om
Life In A Metro
IFFA Awards 2008 – Best Direction
Anurag Basu – Life In A… Metro
Imtiaz Ali – Jab We Met
Mani Ratnam – Guru
Priyadarshan – Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Shimit Amin – Chak De India
David Dhawan – Partner
IIFA Awards 2008 – Performance in a Leading Role (Male)
Abhishek Bachchan – Guru
Akshay Kumar – Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Salman Khan – Partner
Shah Rukh Khan – Chak De India
Shahid Kapoor – Jab We Met
IIFA Awards 2008 – Performance in a Leading Role (Female)
Aishwarya Rai – Guru
Deepika Padukone – Om Shanti Om
Kareena Kapoor – Jab We Met
Tabu – Cheeni Kum
Vidya Balan – Bhool Bhulaiyaa
IIFA Awards 2008 – Performance in a Supporting Role (Male)
Anil Kapoor – Welcome
Govinda – Partner
Irrfan Khan – Life In A… Metro
Mithun Chakraborty – Guru
Rajat Kapoor – Bheja Fry
IIFA Awards 2008 – Performance in a Supporting Role (Female)
Chitrashi Rawat – Chak De India
Konkona Sen Sharma – Life In A… Metro
Rani Mukerji – Saawariya
Vidya Balan – Guru
Zohra Sehgal – Cheeni Kum
IIFA Awards 2008 – Performance in a Comic Role
Govinda – Partner
Irrfan Khan – Life In A… Metro
Paresh Rawal – Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Rajpal Yadav – Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Vinay Pathak – Bheja Fry
February 26, 2008
The recent Star Voice Of India has Emraan Hashmi being kissed by a hot girl from the audience right on the lips. This shocking incident left not only the audience in surprise but also had Pritam (who is judging Star Voice Of India) leaving the set in disgust.
“If the whole thing was planned then all I can say is, the show is digging its own grave,” says the appalled music director Pritam Chakraborty about the bizarre events that transpired during the recording of the reality show Voice Of India on Monday, 25 February.
In the middle of the shooting a female member of the audience ran to stage to kiss the serial-kisser, Emraan Hashmi smack on his lips. After a horrific silence, judge composer Pritam Chakraborty walked out of the show in disgust.
February 2, 2008
Last year must have been abysmal for Yash Raj Films, as per their standards.Other than the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India, none of their much hyped films, managed to create ripples at the box office.
But putting the past behind, Yash Raj Films, is back this year with their latest offering Tashan. The much hyped Tashan has a scintillating cast of Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Now with such a cast and with a banner like Yash Raj Films behind it, Tashan surely is one of this year’s most awaited films.
Tashan is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who wrote the screenplay and dialogues for hits like Dhoom and Dhoom 2. Tashan will be produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under Yash Raj Films and is scheduled for a release on April 25, 2008 .
Pre-production of the film began in late 2006 with Akshay Kumar being signed first, and Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor next. In early 2007, Anil Kapoor was signed on to play a negative role in the film. This film marks the return of Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor to the Yash Raj banner after the former’s Yeh Dillagi (1994) and Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), and the latter’s Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002). Anil Kapoor also makes a comeback to the Yash Raj banner after 16 years. His last film with the banner was Lamhe (1992). Surely this one’s a deadly combo, all set to take on the Box Office with a bang.
Check out this latest stylish theatrical trailer of Yash Raj Film’s Tashan.
October 30, 2007
Madhuri Dixit is all set to enthrall her audiences with her film, Aaja Nache which releases towards the end of this year. With story written by Jaideep Sahni of Chak De India fame, the movie promises to be quite an entertainer. With a talented supporting cast of Konkona Sen Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Ranveer Shourie and Kunal Kapoor. Aaja Nachle should be a movie too watch out for.
The story of Aaja Nachle revolves around Madhuri’s character who returns to her hometown from the US and finds it stuck in a cultural molasses . She tries to bring art and dance in spite of facing opposition from various quarters. Will Madhuri be able to spread joy and fun. through her dance and music. among the people of her town, forms the crux of Aaja Nachle.
Video : Madhuri In Aaja Nachle Movie
October 28, 2007
Siddarth, one of the most popular South heroes, who recently won several accolades for his role in Rang De Basanti is all set to play the role of a carrom player in his upcoming sport film Striker. South actress Padmapriya has been paired with Siddharth in Striker by director Chandan Arora.
Set in the 1980s, the film will move through a labyrinth of socio-cultural political issues as seen through the eyes of the slum-protagonist. Entitled “Striker”, the film’s main protagonist Siddharth’s character will be based on the life and times of a real-life carrom whiz from the slums of Malavni named Suryakant.
Siddharth, who has said a firm no to several good offers from Mumbai including Rakeysh Mehra’s “Delhi 6″ and David Dhawan’s film for UTV, has quietly been preparing for the new challenge.
A carrom player from the outset, Siddharth has been polishing up his skills.
“Siddharth has become an expert at carom. By the time we hit the floors in December Siddharth will be able to beat anyone at the game. He has met the real-life Suryakant several times. He has also spent sizeable time in Malavni getting the feel of the place. Though he functions from the south he has spent a large part of his life in Delhi and Mumbai. So he speaks very fluent Hindi,” Arora told IANS.
October 24, 2007
One song, 31 of Bollywood’s biggest stars surely a song with many items in it. The Deewangi song is one of it’s kind and the promotion it has provided to Om Shanti Om is astounding. Surely this is one song that will have the crowd hooting, cheering and going delirious. So this song should be reason enough to for you to aqdvance book your tickets for Om Shanti Om.
Now hold your breath. Here are the Bollywood actorrs who made a special appearance in this song : Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Suniel Shetty, Govinda, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Bobby Deol, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Zayed Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Dino Morea, Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Rekha,Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty, Lara Dutta, Vidya Balan, Amrita Arora, Tusshar Kapoor, Vishal Dadlani, Rishi Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Karan Johar, Mithun Chakraborty, Dharmendra, Jeetendra.
Now if you thought the Deewangi song was a joy to watch then check out the making of this song. Total dhamaal and fun on the sets of Om Shanti Om.
October 23, 2007
Chak De India has become this year’s biggest hit. Not only is it running to packed theatres, it has also won the critics over completely. The Chak De song has become an anthem of sorts for all sport events.
One man though who will be ruing the success of Chak De India, will be Salman Khan. The actor was initally offered to play Kabir Khan’s role in the film, but he refused it as he wasn’t pleased with the climax. Shah Rukh Khan grabbed the role and the rest as they say is history.
Salman Khan rues his decision and candidly explains what prompted him to commit the gaffe.
“I had an issue with the climax of the film. Adi in fact told me that he would make this [the film] into the biggest hit and you don’t know what you are missing out on,” he says
“I was fortunate that ‘Partner’ did as well.
October 16, 2007
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