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Sanjay Dutt, who has been serving his jail sentence at Yerawada Central Jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, has been granted a parole for 30 days. The reason? To take care of wife Manyata who is ill. In all possibilities, he is likely to be released today, post the completion of the required formalities.
Dutt, who was granted a 14-day furlough in the first week of October, had earlier got a 14-day extension on medical grounds.
Talking about Dutt’s parole application, Prabhakar Deshmukh (Pune Divisional Commissioner) said that he has signed the parole application after the reports forwarded by the police and the Yerawada jail authorities were received and the reason stated was that his wife is ill and had to undergo treatment and a surgery. He added that Dutt can be released on a surety and personal bond of Rs 5,000 each and the Yerwada prison superintendent has to decide on the release. He added that the parole condition also states that he has to report to the Kharghar police station twice a week. On the other hand, Yogesh Desai (Yerawada Prison superintendent) said that they have not yet received any communication on Dutt’s parole so far and that they will release Dutt after they receive the same.
Meanwhile, Bollywood Hungama’s reliable sources added that not all is well at Yerawada jail, as there is a big black flag morcha outside by Sangharsh Samiti, in order to protest against the grant of Dutt’s parole.
By Unregistered Street on
I remember being very excited about this one when I saw the first trailer. Political dramas are my favorite genre and Praksha Jha is one of the better Indian directors at them. Apaharan being my fav of the lot, I quite enjoyed Gangajal and Chakravyuh as well. Rajneeti and Aarakshan, though overall disappointing had their moments as well. However, with Satyagraha Jha made a pretty poor product. I suspect he was in a hurry to cash in on the Anna Hazare hype. The story is half-baked, the characterizations are amiss, and the screenplay was just simply dull. There were many a scene where the director builds up the tension and you expect a face-off with strong dialogues, only to be sadly disappointed. The performances are poor as well, barring a few Bachchan moments, and a couple of scenes from Bajpai. As for Devgan, I don’t remember the last time I found him so uninspiring on screen. He looked tired and disinterested, and honestly carried the one expression for throughout the film. Come on Ajay, this is your forte genre and you had a role that you could deliver in your sleep. In fact, I vastly preferred Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor over him. The movie has a number of subplots, none done in any convincing manner. The romantic angle between Kareena and Ajay, for example, lacks any chemistry whatsoever. Then there was an attempt by the director to show how social media can be used to manipulate a population – another big fail. But I believe the biggest shortcoming of the film was the lack of any theme or political stance. I guess you could say that the movie is about corruption, but any time you make a political movie you have to decide where you stand on the spectrum, at least with your resolution. Like, for instance, in Chakravyua he takes a far-leftist stance. In Gangajal, he’s center-right. In Apaharan and in Aarakshan, he’s clearly centre-left. But with Satyagraha, he’s just lost. There are a bunch of gimmicky events through the movie with references to the real Indian political scene, but they just don’t add up. Also the movie just drags, at least a good 30 mins could be edited out without hurting the narration one bit. I am glad I didn’t bother watching this one on the big screen.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (with Daniel Craig)
A remake of the Swedish original, this one clearly goes notches up on the production values and budget of course. As for the rest the original is as good or better. A thriller movie that goes on and on, even after the suspense is revealed and you think it’s all done but only to see go on a very different unrelated tangent. But dismissing aside the last 20-30 mins of the movie, the rest of it does keep you to the seat for the most part. Specially when the parallel stories of the two lead stars come together. My fav being the whole investigative details, showing us how they get to solve the mystery. I am not a big fan of the politics here though. For some reason, almost every male character in the movie is an incestuous rapist violent pig. Dont know much about the writer, but from this piece you can tell he/she is one ferocious feminist.
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Actor Uday Chopra, who is busy taking care of his home banner Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) Hollywood wing, says he plans to direct a film and it may be a Hollywood project. But he also has his heart set on remaking his late father and veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra’s “Kala Patthar”.
Will you debut with a Hollywood film?
“Maybe yes…may be in Hollywood. I have the feeling inside me, but at the moment there is so much to be done. I have to make a name for my company,” Uday, who will soon be seen on the big screen in “Dhoom 3″, told IANS in an interview here.
Uday, who now lives in Los Angeles, says he has produced two Hollywood films there under YRF Entertainment.
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Nelson Mandela, whose anti-apartheid leadership inspired millions around the world including songwriters, filmmakers and writers, died today at 95.
Mandela emerged after 27 years in prison (1963-1990) to become president of South Africa and is generally considered the father of his country. After his presidency, 1994-1999, he founded a global charitable organization. There have been many activists who have been mistreated and/or unjustly imprisoned, but Mandela’s story captured the imagination of the public — and artists — much more intensely than most.
Idris Elba plays him in the upcoming feature “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” He has been portrayed in film and TV by a distinguished group of actors in such works as the 1997 “Mandela and de Klerk,” Sidney Poitier; 2007 “Goodbye Bafana,” Dennis Haysbert; 2009 “Invictus,” Morgan Freeman; 2010 “Mrs. Mandela,” David Harewood; 2011 “Winnie,” Terrence Howard.
He has also been given a dozen other depictions on TV and in film. And he appeared as himself in multiple docus, including “Mandela” (1996); “Mandela at 90? (2008); and “The Art of Reconciliation” (2012). In 2008, producers planned a Broadway musical based on the autobiography of his daughter Zindzi Mandela, but that never happened.
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While Prabhu Dheva choreographs some wacky moves, his story reminds us of ‘Dabangg’ but doesn’t match-up
Much like what the trailers had indicated, ‘R… Rajkumar’ is an incoherent movie that blatantly piggybacks on Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’ laurels. But, in an industry that does not object to plagiarism and laps up any form of idiosyncratic action thrills, this latest treat (or trash) from dancer-turned-actor-turned-director Prabhu Dheva loses points for being unimaginatively tacky.
However, if this were a dance show, then the verdict would’ve been different, with Prabhu and his brawny hero Shahid Kapoor crowned for their killer dance moves and their incredible versatility.
Alas, this is a movie!
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2013 has not seen a single Salman Khan release. But his next ‘Jai Ho’ is slated to release on 24th Jan 2014, making it the longest gap he has ever had between two movie releases (his last Dabangg2 released on 21st Dec 2012). For some time now, filmy forums and twitterati have been buzzing in anticipation of the kick-start of promotions for this movie. Unlike almost all other big films that release first looks and teasers and what not, months before the movie release date, ‘Jai Ho’ hasn’t even got an official poster till now. All the shooting pics being circulated online for the past so many months have been clicked by eager fans and media persons who have had the chance to be present while the crew shot at multiple locations across Maharashtra, and during the two small overseas schedules at Dubai and Romania. Anyway, the long wait, it seems, is about to end tomorrow.
Salman Khan, using his twitter account, has communicated that the first poster for the film is scheduled to release tomorrow.
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The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has released the cause of death of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, while also officially identifying both men killed last weekend in a car accident.
Walker, a passenger in the vehicle, died from “traumatic” and burn injuries, while Rodas died from “multiple traumatic injuries.”
The coroner’s report indicates Walker was traumatically injured when Rodas’ Porsche GT crashed along the side of road and subsequently died after the sports vehicle caught fire.
Toxicology results are still pending. The estimated completion time frame for toxicology will be 6-8 weeks.
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Mumbai: All is not well between Bollywood couple Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Roshan. If the latest buzz is anything to go by, then the duo has decided to split officially with papers ready.
The reason cited is Hrithik’s closeness to his ‘Kites’ co-star Barbara Mori with whom he is still in touch with.
According to a daily news website, an actress living in Mumbai’s suburbs claims that the papers are ready for the split between the two.
The news has shocked one and all in tinsel ville as Hrithik and Suzanne were considered a happy couple.
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Below is a four week comparison of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Krrish 3.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 105.37 crore
Chennai Express – 139.70 crore
Krrish 3 – 122.11 crore
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 44.75 crore
Chennai Express – 38.15 crore
Krrish 3 – 42.86 crore
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 19.60 crore
Chennai Express – 16.14 crore
Krrish 3 – 8.67 crore
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There is a similarity in between Bollywood stars and mobile companies. Although I am making some assumption, but have a look.
Aamir Khan – Apple
Apple is always known for its innovation and bringing something different. Aamir Khan does the same as well. Apple introduced iPhone which was a phenomenon across the globe. It redefined smartphones. Aamir Khan does the same by doing Ghajini (a remake). Result was very good. The first 100 crore movie. With Ghajini (iPhone) Aamir (Apple) introduced masala genre in Bollywood (although it was there before but not so successful). Aamir (Apple) then introduced another big thing in the form of 3 idiots (iPhone 4/4s – Siri) which also became successful. Aamir was at top, but then he tried another thing which failed, Dhobi Ghaat/Talaash (iPhone 5s/5c). And now Aamir once again coming with a new title Dhoom3 (possibly iPhone 6). Lets see what will be the result of this.
Salman Khan – Samsung
Before the iPhone thing (lets say remake) Salman (Samsung) was there in market but was not successful. It got some decent hits but not as big. Salman (Samsung) then copied iPhone thing and brought a new product Wanted (Galaxy S). This product became very popular. With some more remakes ready, bodyguard.. (S2, S3, Ace, etc) Salman (Samsung) banged first place in the market. Its market share was more than of iPhone. But with bringing same thing again and again Salman (Samsung) popularity decreased Dabangg2 (S4) didn’t performed very well. (it is still on the top). Salman is now coming with Jai Ho (may be S5) lets see it succeeds or not.
Shahrukh Khan – Nokia
Shahrukh was on the top before the iPhone and Samsung thing, same was the case with Nokia. Nokia smartphones (N-Series, E-Series) were very popular. But when Aamir (Apple) came with Ghajini (iPhone) and Salman (Samsung) with Wanted (Galaxy S) Shahrukh went down. Shahrukh (Nokia) was doing romantic films (Symbians). He also tried something new with My Name is Khan (Asha series) but was not so successful. Salman (Samsung) and Aamir (Apple) became very huge. Then Shahrukh (Nokia) decided to do something new, instead of going remake (Android) he went for Ra. One and Don 2 (Lumia 920 and Lumia 820). He got some success but it was not as big as of others. But he still continued with it and made Chennai Express (Lumia 1020). It brings back Shahrukh (Nokia) to the game. His next Happy New Year (may be Lumia 1220) is coming after some time. And lets see what will be its result.
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Bullet Raja had a low first weekend as it collected around 20.50 crore nett. The film started slowly and failed to show any growth on Saturday which is a must for a film that does not open.
The business on Sunday was op around 15% from Saturday but the damage had been done. The film has done best in UP and Rajasthan but collections in Delhi city and Mumbai city was well below the mark. Mumbai circuit also underperformed but that was expected as it was a film based on crime in UP which has few few takers in Mumbai just like film on the Mumbai underworld have few takers in the North. The weekend breakdown was as follows.
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Songs that has highest no of views on YouTube. Except two I agree with others topping the no of views in the list.
1. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (?????) M/V – 1.8 Billion views (close to 2 billion views)
2. Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris – close to a billion 940 Million views
By FS on
There are so many things that one can learn from Movies, TV serials and other stuffs that airs on television or big screen. Many films & series usually tend to showcase contents that results in positive outcome, happy ending or prove statements such as truth always triumph, work is worship or fortune favors the bold etc… But in process of such attempts they deliberately or unintentionally provide all sorts of violence, schemes, plans etc… implementation of which may result in dangerous sociological behavior & violence against the society itself. A film for an entertainment could turn out to be a bible for psychopaths, criminals and a nightmare to the society. Is it necessary to reveal so much detailed information to the public at large? I have stated some of the things that I learnt from two tv series and rest is for fun.
Dexter – How to Murder? – How to murder and escape without leaving a trace is what Dexter is all about and you will learn each step in detail from Forensic expert himself. DNA plays an important role followed by fingerprints in resolving any murder mystery. You will learn how careful one should be when approaching the targeted victims and find a suitable place to vanish them in thin air without leaving any traces behind that leads up to you. It also preaches that justice cannot always be served by law and order; sometimes the task of justice should be taken upon us and become a responsible citizen unleashing the wrath of injustice. Learn some Marshal art basic technique before you pry and never underestimate your target.
It tells blood stains can be found on walls or floors if they are not properly bleached with specific solutions. One can trace your DNA from the fiber’s, hairs or anything that may be related to your body. Always check your car for any GPS tracking device attached to it when you are following your next target. If caught, do not confess and speak to your attorney first
Breaking Bad – How to Cook? How to Murder? – Yeah, that’s right. These are special types of Cooks, they don’t make you biryani, chicken chilli or pasta but instead they cook meth, heroine and other sort of drugs & pots. It teaches you how to cook a Meth in details but you need to learn Chemistry as well in order to increase the purity of meth. Hold on, it doesn’t stop there; this series will also teach you how to handle the basic fundamentals of business. It teaches you all the marketing strategies you need to promote your products, develop contacts that are important for the business, set up of alternative business to handle money laundering for the income you earn through the drug sales and keep a clean reputation among your pals. It stresses more on to division of labor for any business.
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7:15 PM PT — Paul’s rep just released a statement about his death, and says “He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives.” Witnesses on the scene said the car was Paul’s … but also said he was in the passenger seat.
The rep added that Paul was “attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.”
Paul Walker — best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies — died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California … TMZ has learned.
The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.
Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we’re told the L.A. County Coroner’s Office is on the way.
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Sports is one of the most useful activities around, that changes attitudes, discipline, makes you determined to aim for goal and achievement with dedication. It influences a lot on people’s character. Competition is one such aspect in sport as well as in life that pushes you to the boundary to overcome fear and ambiguity, withstand high pressure of emotions, stress, pain and devote yourself for higher ambition in order to succeed. Movies inspired from or based on sports, tend to be inspirational and could act as self motivating guide. I have made a list of best sports movies ever made based on its influence on audience, theme of the movie and how sports is used as medium to connect with audience.
Below is the top 20 list of best sports movie ever produced or movies based on Sports are as follows;
20. The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)– When I first heard about the movie, I thought it was about an Indian guy or anything fastest related to an Indian but to my surprise it was all about speed and Indian Model motorcycle. It’s a true story about Anthony Hopkins, Burnt as in character leaves in New Zealand who had bought his first motorcycle, an Indian model that he fell in love with. His passion grew and over the time & he made many modifications to his motorcycle and wanted to try how fast it can run. He just wanted to prove something to himself and to the world.
By the time he decides he is a retired old man living on pensions. He applies for the race to be held in US in Bonneville Salt Flats and starts his journey to the States. While on his journey viewers get to know more about his character, behavior, attitude towards life. In fact I have come across one very good gentlemen, a President of some premium brand, also a German whose ways of living life and attitude towards life were similar to the character played by Anthony Hopkins in this film such as never give up attitude, finishing off the task no matter how many difficulties you encounter, making an impression with your charm, knowledge, attitude, behavior and talking with respect no matter whether he is elder to you or kid etc…
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Only he, and the plot, loses steam mid-way, ruining what could’ve turned into a charming, wacky action thriller
By Sneha May Francis
Published Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saif Ali Khan’s played numerous parts, but none as impactful as the conniving Langda Tyagi in Vishal Bharadwaj’s desi take on Shakespeare’s Othello – ‘Omkara’. He might have resorted to playing his suave, charming self in his recent movies, but none matched Langda’s menacing achievements.
And that’s probably why he chose to return to the rustic bylanes of the notorious UP terrains to play a trigger-happy goon.
Only, here the rouge Raja isn’t as ambitious as Langda, and waits for life’s tragedies to trigger him off. His ‘Bullet Raja’ would rather abandon his infamous adventures to take up a normal job and look after his family.
Destiny, however, had other plans for him.
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The film is titled ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’. Very apt. Actually, the film could’ve also been called ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Gora’ or ‘Another Imran Khan-Kareena Kapoor rom-com-pom-pom-tom’. Because that’s what this film is about. 2 white people who fall in love. Because in Hindi movies, the maximum black we can go in love stories is maybe Ajay Devgn… Or Sunil Shetty. Even Abhishek Bachchan, despite having the dubious distinction of being Aishwarya Rai’s husband, can only end up playing second fiddle to the much fairer Aamir Khan.
GTPM (name too Bollywood, let’s abbreviate) is maybe one of those rare Karan Johar films that have no gay characters. But then again, they DID have Imran Khan starring in the film. Close enough. But seriously, a Karan Johar production without a gay character is like India without Bangladeshi immigrants, or Africa without Angelina Jolie. Incomplete.
Coming back to the film, following are the 10 reasons why GTPM should be sent as India’s official Oscar entry along with BIGGGGG BOOOSSS (latest spelling).
1. Shraddha Kapoor
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Krrish 3 Goes The Dabangg 2 Way
Tuesday 26th November 2013 11.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Krrish 3 has gone the Dabangg 2 way as collections have come down rapidly after the holiday period. It was a similar story with Dabangg 2 when its collections came down fast after the Christmas and New Year period was over.
Like Dabangg 2, Krrish 3 has proved to be a blockbuster due to the initial and holiday period but the film has not really gone on to consolidate after the holiday period. The film looked a 200 crore nett grosser after the first 5-6 days but each week the expectations have come down as collections dropped fast.
The film has grossed just a little under 174 crore nett in three weeks and the fourth week saw very limited business and the film will add just about 2-3 crore nett more taking the final total 177 crore nett.