Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ugly Aur Pugly - hindi movie

With a attractive subtitle “99 slaps and 1 kiss”, the movie sounded and seemed quiet fresh and different offering a new script but it seems the expectations or we should say, the over expectations of the audiences have been completely shattered in yet another lack of script loser movie at the box office this week.

The movie starts with the introduction of Ranvir Shorey as an ugly loser failing his engineering college over and over again. His encounter with a boozer female, Mallika Sherawat at the railway station gives a hope of an interesting start, but as the movie proceeds, a clear discrepancy in the story line is visible. Though the movie at times, is funny, and manages to keep you engrossed but at times, even competent actors like Ranvir and Mallika fail to keep you in your seat. The music score is good enough and the situations created, though seem crazy, but help you stick to you chair for the two hours movie, like Mallika movie in the college wearing her undergarments on her clothes. Mallika and Ranvir come out as true winners or should we say the saviors of the flick.

Where Ranvir manages to act like a complete loser who has fallen head over heels in this drunkard lasses’ love, Mallika shows one of her best performances to prove her acting skills.

I would rate the movie as an average flick which might win audiences in the first week but would fall flat after a while

My stars: 2/5

PS.: Mallika’s script writing fascination in the movie is cute and describes her “Woman is Great” attitude.

Go watch it if you are getting bored and do not have any thing else to do.

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Ishmeet Singh Sodhi - Sad demise of a rising star

The judges, audiences and the anchors of Voice of India were in awe of this young singer’s voice last year, where Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, the nineteen year old from Ludhiana, was the most predictable winner. Tuesday came as a day of great shock for the music industry and the country as the news of this exuberant singer’s drowning in the Maldives spread like wild fire. While many people shunned it as a rumor, others were in a state of shock and had nothing to say.

Ishmeet had left for Maldives on Tuesday for a show with a couple of other upcoming singers and checked in the Dhonveli Beach Resort where he and three of his other companions- Vyom, Arunima and Sumitra Iyer headed towards the pool of the resort to chill out. The incident took place around 5:15 pm which is supposedly an off time for the life guards.

Various stories are cropping up, where some suppose that Ishmeet knew how to swim but died due to a head injury while diving into the pool whereas others say the even when he was aware of his incapability to swim, he went to the deeper end of the pool and could not handle himself.

Whatever be the reason, it is surely one of the greatest loses for the country to have lost such a pure hearted artist and we pray that his soul may REST IN PEACE!!!

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Horn Ok Please - Hindi movie

Rakesh Sarang directed, Nana Patekar’s next, Horn OK Pleassss is a comedy of errors, which revolves around a self made millionaire, Govinda, Nana Patekar, who is proud of his journey through the truck traveling to become a tycoon and thus even when he owns a Mercedes, prefers to travel in his truck. Rimi Sen, who plays his wife, is his biggest obsession such that he is an ardent believer in love.

One day, he saves Ajay (Muzammil Ibrahim) who was on the verge of committing suicide because his girl friend got married to someone. Nana explains him the purity of love and suggests the only way to get his love back is to kill the girl’s husband for which they think of the plan. Behind everything, what Nana and Ibrahim don’t know is that Ibrahim’s ex girl friend, Rimi is now nana’s wife and they have been plotting the murder of Nana itself.

The story twists when enters the look alike of Ajay, Rocky who has his love interest. The story has been penned down by P.L. Mayekar & Rakesh Sarang and is produced by Abdol Samee Siddiqui. While the music has been given by Latit Pandit, the lyrics have been written by Alim Bijnori and Sajid Farhaad, The choreographer is none other than Ganesh Aacharya and the renowned Raju Khan.

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Hijack Hindi movie

After the mind boggling success of GANGSTER, Shiney Ahuja’s next, titled Hijack, is an out an out action thriller, directed by ad filmmaker Kunal Shivdasani, who will try his hand at a full fledged film direction for the first time. He is also behind the story as well as the screenplay. With Esha Deol, KK Raina, Mona Ambegaonkar and Kaveri Jha comprising of the cast, the movie is slated to release on August 29th.

Vikram Madan (Shiney Ahuja) is a ground maintainer at the Chandigarh airport, the security in chief is his only friend. The story takes off when a flight is hijacked by the mates of Rasheed (Raina), with the aim of getting him released from the hands of the Indian police. Vikram’s daughter was traveling on the same flight, which is why; he decides to enter the flight to save the inmates as the hijackers claim that they would kill the hostages if they were not given the charge of Rasheed. With the help of Saira (Esha Deol), Vikram somehow gets into the flight and after a lot of action stunts, succeeds in getting his daughter and other hostages free. The head of Rasheed and gang is some Abdullah, whose identity is revealed at the end of the movie.

This EROS Entertainment presentation is produced by Kunal’s Aleya Motion Magic with his partner Dinesh Vijan. Justin Uday, a newbie, also from the ad industry has given the music for the film.

Release Date
August 29, 2008

  • K K

  • Suraj Jagan

  • Sunidhi Chauhan

  • Shilpa Rao

  • Uday Mazumdar

  • Joy

  • Shaan

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1920 Hindi Movie

After a long break, Vikram Bhatts next, titled 1920, produced by Surendra Sharma Mrs Bhagwati Gabrani and Mrs Amita Bishnoi is plotted in the way back time of 1920 wherein a house which is cursed almost kills everyone who tries to own the place. It tries to be and work on its own will and conditions.

The major cast includes Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma, Raj Zutshi, Vipin Sharma, Vallab Vyas, Amin Haji Ashish Pradhan, Smita Hai and Rushitaa Pandya, majority of the names never even heard of, a specialty with the Bhatt camp.

The story starts when Arjun (Rajneesh Duggal) and his wife Lisa (Adah Sharma) have been given the task of building a hotel over the house site. Thus begins the state of scare and cries. They have just their true love which might save them, their only hope.

The plot sounds interesting and grabbing, but its is mostly seen that the horror flicks in India are not made upto the mark. To this we hope, we get to see something actually scary.

The music has been given by the famous Adnan Sami, who has been quiet in news for his weight loss, though his latest release, music in Hastey Hastey has not at all been liked, and the lyrics penned down by Sameer.

Release Date
September 12, 2008

  • Pandit Jasraj

  • Shubha Mudgal

  • Asha Bhosle

  • Kailash Kher

  • Parveen Sultana

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Chamku - Hindi Movie

After the semi hit Apne which was seen as the first movie of the three Deols, father Dharmendra, and sons Bobbey and Sunny Deol, two of them, Dharmendra and Bobby make another entrance together with their upcoming flick titled Chamku.

The lead role being played by Bobbey, Chamku full name Chandramohan Singh travels from southern Bihar to Bombay for a change in life but enters into crime again in the dream city. He is depicted as a naxalite and the story is based on true incidents.

This will be the first release for Bobbey in the year 2008. Last year came as a just about ok year for him, with only Apne and Naqaab doing well at the Box Office.

Priyanka Chopra plays the lead female of the Dharmendra Production with the director being Kabeer Kaushik, the man behind Arshad Warsi’s comeback movie Sehar three years back. The supporting cast includes Irrfan Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arya Babbar and Rajpal Yadav. The music has been composed by Monty Sharma and the lyricist being Sameer.

Considering the director has been off the line for at least two years and a not so good business made by his debut movie, we hope, this movie also does not prove to be yet another flat flick at the Box Office.

Star Cast

Release Date
August 29, 2008

  • Shreya Ghosal

  • Shail

  • Richa Sharma

  • Amitrajit Bhattacharjee

  • Vaishali Samant

  • Saleem Shahzaad Prem Raagi

  • Soumya Raoh

  • Anaida

  • Kalpana

  • Parthiv Gohil

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mandira Bedi will now dance on silver screen

After all her anchoring and acting conspiracies, be it on the small screen or at the commentary boxes, Mandira Bedi is game to try her hand at dancing now. Though she has never been a part of a reality dance show as a contestant, and calls herself a bad dancer, but the cricket freak is expecting that her fans are going to like her performance which is a dancing act to be performed for an Independence day show to be aired on Star plus.

Though this would not be the first time her fans are going to witness her shake her booty as she was seen dancing in the 1995 super blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge on the beats of Mehendi Laga ke Rakhna song along with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

An all excited Mandira, when enquired about her interest in doing an item number replied the clichéd that if a big banner and a good project comes her way, she would surely be game for it.

As her last Bollywood release, Dus Kahaniyan did not do wonders for her at the Box Office; Mandira has high expectations with her upcoming, cricket oriented movie titled “Meera Bai Not Out” by Pritish Nandy where Anil Kumble does a small stint too.

Coming what she is best at, Mandira has just replaced Ravi Kishen as an anchor in the show, “Ek Se Badhkar Ek” being aired on Zee TV and shuns off the idea of being part of the long and stretched soaps being made these days but still owes everything to a similar show, Shanti which was her launchpad, though for her, it was some show which was not unrealistic and unstretched like today’s soaps.

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Chandni Chowk to China

Akshay Kumar sure is on a high these days to have reached the slot of highest paid and the most worthy considered actors among the fraternity. And considering the different and mind boggling money paying projects coming his way, he is on cloud nine.

Another different and new project in his kitty is the movie titled Chandni Chowk to China which is supposedly the first Indian movie over the topic of Kungfu. It is heard that the movie is a die hard comedy full of thrill, action, adventure, and scenic beauty which is an eye candy for the viewers. The name itself suggests that the entire flick is being shot over varied places of Chandni Chowk in Delhi to rich and beautiful landscapes of the Great wall country.

The story revolves around Akshay Kumar, names Sidhu, who is a roadside food stall owner dreaming to make big in life and get rich from rags suddenly without making much efforts for which he does everything from tarot reading to going to fakir forecast tellers completely avoiding, Mithun Chakraborthy, his father figures’ advice of believing in himself and doing things on his own to make his mark. Then one fine day, he meets these two Chinese travelers, who claim Sidhu to be a reincarnated warrior of China, who they want to take along with him. Unaware of the fact that the travelers weren’t actually taking him to worship him, but to hand him over to Hojo, the villain who was in search for the ex warrior, he keeps dreaming of the comforts he is going to live in. And the story continues where the actual Kungfu enters when he gets to know the fact and to save the village he learns Kungfu. Deepika Padukone plays his love interest in the movie.

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Katrina stands pretty in sarees

With Katrina’s much awaited movie in the verge of being Released, the Singh is Kingg heroine is busy giving interviews about evry slightest of the details she can of the upcoming flick. Be it the publicity stints or ways to attract the audiences, the public is sure getting news everyday from the lady.

It is being claimed that the usually seen in western outfits girl has shot one complete song wearing saris for the movie to be released. She announces in an elated tone that she has fallen in love with the attire and that it is the dress that makes one feel so womanish. Describing the need of the script, she explains that the director was clear that he wanted her to dress in an Indian outfit for the song, Dil Kho Gaya, and says that what better option they could think of.

It is for the first time that Manish Malhotra has designed apparels for her, and her satisfaction and elation over the fact that the designs have been beautiful is audible in her chirpy voice. Apparently, it is also heard, that the famous song of the Karan Johar movie Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, titled suraj hua madham, was shot in the same locales where this song has been shot, and surprisingly, it was Manish only who had designed the saris for Kajol that she flaunted in the song.

We would love to see Katrina in the dress and wish her all the luck for her big banner movie.

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Mission Istanbul

Vivek Oberoi was looking Dashing in a pathetic role, Zayed Khan sucks by his odinary acting skill, Bakwaas picture, time waste, Ekta Kapoor production made it a Balaji production where in Istanbul Scorpio and modified Wagon-R was running. No doubt few shots were from Istanbul but rest of them were from India. And very third class so called villain in the movie. That beard guy who comes in the Balaji Serials sucks badly, it seems me he never takes the bath in his whole life. Role of Shreya Saran was very limited and very third class songs.

Moral of the Story: Ekta Kapoor dont try to produce any movie.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Three Idiots to be on floor soon

Chetan Bhagat, The IIT IIM-A alumni who stormed the Indian novel markets with his bestseller “Five Point Someone”, a story of three guys and their faux pas at their IIT graduation time, had sure cashed in hell lot of money, and not to forget the sudden fame to which the famous director Rajkumar Hirani had planned of gaining a little profit in his stride through this magnetic book’s story by making a film on it. The day, the concept of making a film over the topic had been finalized, there was a lot of gossip over the cast and crew and every possible information that could have been gathered. And now the Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Madhavan and Boman Irani starrer,named “The three Idiots” is supposedly going to hit the floors very soon. The cast and the crew reveals that it is a very simple and light entertainer, usual to what Raju is famous for.

The first shot teaser though does not contain any kind of look or peek-a-boo of the stars and is just to give a brief intro and feel of the entertainment packet being made.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra, being the producer is all excited for the shoots and it has been revealed that majority of the shoots are scheduled in Ladakh, Delhi, Bangalore and New Delhi.

We sure hope, this ones a good treat considering a cold box office review being seen these days

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The magic of Egypt in Singhh is Kingg

In any case, do you remember the Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham song, Sooraj hua Madham, shot over Shah Rukh and the beautiful Kajol?? Well if you do, you sure would be remembering the backdrop scenic beauty of Egypt portrayed beautifully by director Karan Johar. Yup, History does repeat itself but , the news is not about SRK, or Kajol nd not even about Karan. Its Egypt and its beauty being captured in the camera in the soon to be released Singhh is Kingg where Akshay Kumar is seen romancing Katrina Kaif in a song sung by Lubh Jhanjua and Suzie Q titled “Jee Karda” which has already become a hit since the time its promos hit the television.

Another track of the same flick, titled Teri Orr voiced by Shreya Ghoshal, a soft romantic number also on air recently, has been shot at mesmerizing places in Egypt. Director Vipul Shah denies the misconceptions that Egypt was chosen just to add to the glam factor but reveals that Akshays character in the movie had to move from India to Egypt to Australia and proudly announces that some of the best scenes of the movie have been shot in the magnificent city where there was a fifteen days long shoot scheduled. Shah claims that he has shot at some of the places in Egypt that have never been shown on the celluloid.

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Shahid Kapoor and his love life

With the hunky Kapoor boy’s recent success of Jab We Met and his style icon persona in his latest Kismat Konnection (keeping in mind that it was only his killer looks that made me survive those screaming, boring, irritating three long hours), apni Bebo’s ex flame, Shahid Kapoor has sure found a sudden high in his career and has succeeded in swooning a lot of ladies over his chocolaty looks, forcing them to be even more inquisitive of his love life et ol.

In the recent times, Shahid Kapoor has been seen mostly with Vidhya Balan, she being her moral support through his break up, but he completely denies having an affair with her (Thankfully, first a mother looking girl friend and now one who looks like her grand ma would have been so upsetting). Their chemistry was only do their latest venture and is stuck at “just friendship tag”. So now we turn to Sania Mirza. Yup you heard it right. The hot property of Bollywood is seen quite a lot with the tennis sensation, calling her a really close friend.

Well, we can’t say how close this friendship is going to be, but if it turns onto something romantic, whose going to shoulder the girls crying all over India

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Amir Khan - upcoming movie of Gajjani

Nowadays Aamir Khan has been the center of attraction for plethora of reasons.

The upcoming movie of Gajjani which is one of the remake the biggest Telugu hit movie with the same title. Fans have been waiting for the amazing experience to explore with Aamir Khan’s new hair style with short memory mentality. The movie would definitely entertain the audience with different type of Masala in it. The Tollywood movie with the attire of Hindi language also stars Jiah Khan. The release date of the movie has been announced.

Khan would direct the the Big B in his upcoming movie as a director. The movie is speculated to be a science fiction movie, with the Mega Star in one of the roles. Whether the movie will star Amitabh in the lead or not is still not confirmed. Amir Khan has been invited by Rakhi Sawant in the televsion show which the former has agreed. Amir Khan has been impressed with the praise and admiration of the Item girl. Aamir was surely left impressed with the item girl’s personality and praises.

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Brett Lee in Victory with Harman Baweja

Australian ace cricketer Brett Lee is spending more time in India than in Australia now. After shooting a music video with legendary singer Asha Bhonsle, he is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the new shining star Harman Baweja who is also playing a cricketer in ‘Victory’.

Speaking about venturing into films, Brett Lee remarks, "A few years ago, choosing the right film would not have been easy as the atmosphere wasn’t conducive. Now, times have changed." In Victory, he is playing himself i.e. a professional cricketer and along with him his Aussie teammates Brad Hogg, Stuart Clarke and Mike Hussey will be seen playing some wonderful innings. A handful of Indian cricketers like Yusuf Pathan, RP Singh and Pravin Kumar will act alongside with Harman.

Lee shares his experience on working with Harman in the following words, "It was a lot of fun. We helped each other out throughout the movie. I taught him a few shots while he gave him me acting tips."

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Sanjay Dutt - Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

Sanjay Dutt is all set to play a gangster in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji and Sunil Shetty’s Popcorn Entertainment. It is completely based on the ultimate comprehensive look-see at Mumbai’s underworld. And who better equipped to star in it better than Sanjay Dutt who is the supremo in acting the underworld dons. Sanjay Dutt has played the gangster in over 15-20 films including the funny ones in David Dhavan’s Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi, and Raju Hirani’s Munnabhai. Suniel Shetty and Ekta Kapoor in this gangster flicked will take Dutt and his director Milan Luthria through a whole decade of gangsterism in the 1980’s.

Popcorn Entertainment Producer Suniel Shetty talks about Sanjay Dutt and his upcoming film, “Initially Ekta and I wanted to focus on one aspect of crime and smuggling in the 1980’s, but now we’re taking into account the whole era and ethos leading up to terrorism and international terrorism in current times. Whereas Baba (Sanjay) is concerned, he is the sole actor that suits the role and both of us wanted him in the film. He’s also starring in our next film Gen Next.”

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Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan’s another high budget and much talked about movie Drona is rescheduled to be released. It was supposed to have a clash with the Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika starrer Bachna Ae Haseeno. As this is a high budget moive with lot of expections attached to, it has been rescheduled on 22nd august. Abhishek might get a good response for this movie.

Abhishek bachan has been a calm and go-lucky guy. But at the sets of shooting of Drona movie it was a shocker to all. He slapped a spot boy on the sets because of some silly mistakes by the spot boy. He forgot to switch on the fan. It was unusual stuff from such a goog actor like abhishek Bachan. The mental trauma was so untolerable that the spot boy could not control himself for crying for hours together and resigned from the job. Abhishek didn’t even try to pacify the boy. How calm Abhishek is really!

We can now have the Mr heart of gold Abhishek Bachan who returned the check to Sunil Shetty for an item number in Sunil’s latest productional venture, "Mission Istanbul". He took the check but sent it back which he had done in earlier times too.

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