A good part of the 90s was a golden time for David Dhawan and Govinda most of which were remakes of Tamil and Telugu films. For example Coolie No 1 is a remake of the Tamizh film Chinna Mapillai.
David Dhawan is now on a quest to position his son as the next Superstar of Bollywood remaking his own remakes, but then this time it flatters to deceive. Coolie No 1 (1995) itself is a problematic film if you look at it. There is a person who catfishes a female to marry her and the film does not show any remorse on his part and justifies it by saying that as her father wanted her to have a secure life, the daughter deserves to be cheated. Continue reading “Coolie No 1 (2020- Amazon Original): The Curse of Nepotism in Bollywood”
Belonging to an active film family, which includes uncle Vashu Bhagnani (producer), cousins Jacky Bhagnani (actor-producer) & Deepshikha Deshmukh (producer), it was no surprise that Shriyam Bhagani also decided to make a mark for herself in the world of cinema. But she chose to chart her own path as an actor, beginning by getting herself trained by veteran acting coach, Barry John. After doing small but interesting character roles in films like Baaghi 2 & Batti Gul Meter Chalu, she’s now all set to be seen in some interesting projects. Here’s an excerpt from a conversation with Shriyam Bhagani-
Vashu Bhagnani has always been known for marketing his films uniquely, he believed in giving wings to young talents in Bollywood and who have always been associated with experimental yet entertaining film’s are now not only spreading its wings to regional cinema with their debut Punjabi film Sarvaan but are all set to take the film into International markets as well. First Sarbjit was screened in Cannes and now Pooja films took Sarvann to Toronto.
Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment & films Ltd is known to produce quality cinema ,is now spreading it wings to regional cinema as well. Post their collaboration with Priyanka chopra’s Production for their first Punjabi film Sarvann now Pooja films is all set to produce their first ever Tamil film Kolaiyuthir Kaalam starring Tamil superstar sensation Nayanthara.
“We love telling stories and we at Pooja entertainment & films believe that language shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to making films and entertaining the audiences. Post Ventilator in Marathi, and Sarvann in Punjabi we are now happy to announce that we are now producing a Tamil film as well. The script is brilliant and hopefully soon we will be spreading our wings to many other languages as well.” Says Deepshikha Deshmukh
All through the weekend, I have read atleast 4-5 reviews of Sajid Khan’s latest big budget summer film, Humshakals. Even the most sellout critics, or rather trade analysts, have ruthlessly panned it, painting it as a blustery, agonizingly mawkish film. Some may think that why do these people bother to go and watch his films when they are already expecting a steady quality decline. One answer to that is that reviewing Humshakals is like reviewing any other weekend release, a job for most critics. The other answer is that we voraciously look forward to Sajid’s film to pull out our knives and go scything at him, producing a hilarious piece for people to read and share on social networks. I have only one question to everyone – What did you go in expecting in a Sajid Khan film? You already knew Humshakals will serve the most puerile form of physical comedy, most of which may also not be as funny. Then why the mercurial tempers at having received exactly that. Here is where I tend to think that critics look forward to such opportunities, which is a little uncalled for. Continue reading “Humshakals Movie Review : The Joke’s on You, Sajid!”
This is the revelation of the day for me. Youngistaan is not a terrible film, infact it is a decent one time watch. Or maybe I was in a mental state where I would have liked anything.
For some weird reason, everyone that I know or follow on Twitter, has been humming the song ‘Suno Na’ from Youngistaan. Maybe its just the magic of Arijit Singh. But then Youngistaan did have an interesting premise, which was being jacked by an uninteresting lead actor, Jacky Bhagnani. Jacky, in his 5th film produced by his dad, is a persistent guy who is determined to juice out every penny of his dad’s account anyhow. Whether Vashu Bhagnani believes it or not, but him producing all the films for his son is creating a negative conjecture amongst the audience about his films. While Youngistaan may be the first decent film they have produced together, but people may not still come out to theaters because of Jacky’s unfavorable image with the popular audiences. To set the record straight, he is still not an ‘actor’, even after this one. Continue reading “Youngistaan Movie Review : Definitely a better film than you expect it to be”
K.Raghavendra Rao the veteran prolific Telugu filmmaker is also popular for remaking many of his films in Hindi. One such Telugu blockbuster of his which found a Hindi remake was Ooriki Monagadu (1981) which had Krishna and Jayapradha in the lead. The Hindi version which released in 1983 was Himmatwala with Jeetendra and Sridevi in the lead. Continue reading “Himmatwala: Trailer”