It is funny how the making of the original Ittefaq back in 1969 came about due to an unfortunate coincidence, an injury to the leading lady of Aadmi Aur Insaan, Saira Banu, leading to her leaving for London to recuperate for 2 months. Owing to this unforeseen delay, Yash Chopra figured he had to make a movie within 2 months, and after coming across a Gujarati drama, Dhoomas, adapted from a famous English play, Signpost To Murder, decided to adapt it to the big screen with a then-upcoming Rajesh Khanna and the reigning matinee queen, Nanda. Almost 50 years later, BR Studios comes out with yet another songless crime-thriller, but the question remains, is the title the only similarity to the original?Continue reading “Ittefaq (2017) Movie Review: He Said, She Said!”
What started off as a fun event has now entered its fifth season. The 5th Annual Ghanta Awards is back to tickle your wits! The hilarious and wacky Ghanta Awards is back for the 5th consecutive year to appreciate and acknowledge the lesser than good stuff in Bollywood. INvision Entertainment Pvt ltd is all set to etch the ‘wall of shame’ with Bollywood’s popular as well as not so celebrated names. The much awaited award night unfolds on March 8, 2015 at J.W.Marriot, Mumbai.
The pun-packed ‘Ghanta Awards’ is a live show fuelled by online voting by the audience. A panel of witty and distinguished judges along with the exciting online voting system recognizes the worst of Bollywood every year. Continue reading “The Ghanta Awards 2015: Complete Nominations & Predictions”
So after watching Tevar, which released today, I came back home and my parents asked me the movie I had gone for, and so I told them. Post my announcement, here is the conversation my parents had :
Dad : Kaun hai is picture mein?
Mom : Arjun Kapoor. Boney Kapoor ka ladka hai na.
Dad : Toh bekaar hi hogi kyu gaye dekhne fir?
Me : I watch every film.
Mom : Uski Ishaqzaade achi thi. Lekin pata hai Comedy Nights mein aaye the woh aur Sonakshi, bilkul hi mare hue. Koi Amitabh ya Shahrukh aate hai toh dekho kya maza lagate hai, yeh toh bakwaas hai. Continue reading “Tevar Movie Review : Attitude Not Found”
I really believe Prabhu Deva brings a very unique sense of humor into Bollywood, which is very refreshing. It is bizarre, outlandish and many times loaded with double innuendo but mostly much less crude and perverse than Milap Zaveri. He started his Bollywood innings with remakes (Wanted and Rowdy Rathore) and now he is into originals (R..Rajkumar and Action Jackson). It becomes very evident now, that beyond couple of comic situations he is plain mediocre, who is just churning movies on auto-pilot mode. He kind of goes all out in Action Jackson going beyond double innuendos and hitting right below the belt. The movie is surely outlandish and might serve as amusement, but it is lazy, sloppy and grating, which makes a mess of even something as basic as a double role.Continue reading “Action Jackson Movie Review: Action Below The Belt”
Cast: Rajinikanth , Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Jagapati Babu, Dev Gill
Directed by K.S Ravikumar
Music by A.R. Rahman
During the course of the movie Lingaa, we are introduced to a man in the year 1939, travelling in a train, reading a copy of ‘The Hero with Thousand Faces’. From behind the book emerges our hero, Rajinikanth- the hero with a single face. The same ‘you have seen it once, you have seen it all’ face that is enough to send a frenzy amongst his die hard fans.Continue reading “Lingaa Movie Review: The King’s Speech lacks the Punch!”
Produced by Rockline Venkatesh and directed by K.S.Ravikumar, Lingaa is a Rajinikanth film that is being eagerly awaited. After the not so expected output seen in the form of Kochadaiiyaan the expectations from Lingaa have increased all the more. Written by K.S.Ravikumar along with Pon Kumaran, Lingaa has Anushka Shetty & Sonakshi Sinha playing the female leads. The rest of the star cast includes Jagapati Babu, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Manobala, Dev Gill etc. The music is by A.R.Rahman while R.Rathnavelu is the DOP and Samjith Mhd is the editor.Continue reading “Lingaa: Trailer”
Dear Maharashtrians / Hindus/ Indians / newly crowned guardians of meritocracy,
Thuppakki is widely recognized as the best film of popular Tamil actor Vijay in recent times and a marked departure from his usual films. A taut action-thriller, the film is a cat and mouse game between the protagonist, a Defense Intelligence Agent and the antagonist, the leader of the sleeper cell movement in India. This was also a Tamil film with a plot that could appeal to any Indian and based in Mumbai. Vidyut Jamwal as the antagonist also left a mark with his presence in the film. Now the Hindi remake of Thuppakki is getting ready for a release. Titled as Holidy: A Soldier is Never Off Duty, the film is directed once again by A.R.Murugadoss (he made Thupppakki as well) and produced by Vipul Shah along with Aruna Bhatia. The film has music by Pritam while N.Nataraja Subramaniam is the DOP and Amitabh Shukla is the editor.Continue reading “Trailer of A.R.Murugadoss-Akshay Kumar’s Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty”
Like most other years, 2013 too has been an eventful year for the Hindi film industry. And unlike other years, 2013 was also the 100th year for the Hindi film industry. However, the centenary wasn’t really a landmark in terms of quality; we didn’t have a watershed of extraordinary films. Yes, we had a few brilliant pieces of cinema but we also had a truckload of terrible movies. What has been most encouraging in this entire melee is the gradual acceptance and support rendered to smaller films. While we had Kiran Rao helping a “Ship of Theseus” to get a release, we had a Karan Johar taking “The Lunchbox” out to the masses. In this post, I enumerate my (completely) personal list of favourite films of 2013 and their different aspects. These are my nominations for the best of Bollywood in the year 2013. While I have considered six nominees for every category (most of which are non-technical), I have added one more as “Almost There”, whom / what I feel is good but not enough to be on the list. Would love to get your vote from the nominees or any additional candidate you feel like.Continue reading “Nominations For the Best of Bollywood 2013!”