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  • Bollywood snippets from thirtymm
    shetty | January 31, 2007, 11:48 PM | no comments | 0 views

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    It’s finally Ranbir

    After offerring Delhi 6 to Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has finally settled on Ranbir Kapoor. One just fails to understand how a role that supposedly fit three mature young men with a body of work behind them is now being done by a rank newcomer unless a lot of rewriting of the script has been done. And while on Ranbir, his second film will be done by RK, and will be directed by his dad Rishi Kapoor.

    Ken back with Tips

    After a big fall out between Ken Ghosh and Ramesh Taurani of Tips, they have now patched up and Ken will soon make a film for them. The film will be a multistarrer and is expected to have Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan in lead roles. (more…)




  • Pokkiri Rules in Chennai
    shetty | January 31, 2007, 11:37 PM | no comments | 0 views

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    Chennai box-office – (Jan 26-28 )

    Pokkiri rules and is the clear number one by a mile! Its hold over the CBO is amazing. In its third weekend, the film is still drawing 95 percent! At number two this week is the multi starrer Salaam-E-Ishq, which opened in four huge screens with combined capacity of over 4500.

    1. Pokkiri : Racy mass masala entertainer: Super Hit
    2. Salaam-E- Ishq :
    3. Guru :Too many songs, a slow second half: Hit
    4.Thiruvilayadal Arambham : Super hit
    5.Thamarabharani :Average




  • ‘Eklavya': excellent book
    akshay shah | January 31, 2007, 10:32 PM | one comment | 0 views

    VVC is leaving NO stone unturned..I must add with EKLAVYA and CHEENI KUM Bachchans future films are looking damn good!

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    By Taran Adarsh, February 1, 2007 – 04:37 IST
    Vidhu Vinod Chopra does things in style! The film-maker has come up with a book on EKLAVYA – THE ROYAL GUARD, which is a class apart and different from promotional books seen over the years. The book not only gives an insight into the characters, but also boasts of several breath-taking visuals from the film.

    That’s not all, it also enlightens the reader about the locations and sets that were built for this magnum opus, besides giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the film. (more…)




  • An open letter to Salman Khan
    Tango | January 31, 2007, 9:07 PM | 10 comments | 0 views

    http://www.indiafm.com/news/2007/02/01/8781/index.html

    An open letter to Salman Khan
    By Taran Adarsh, February 1, 2007 – 02:10 IST

    This is addressed to Salman Khan, one person I am genuinely fond of. Read it as an ‘Open Letter’ addressed to Mr. Khan.

    Almost two months ago, in a heart-to-heart conversation with you in Malaysia, I categorically told you that you posses all the qualities to give a run for the money to your contemporaries, provided you get a little more serious about your career. You smiled at my observation. I even asked you the reason for not promoting JAAN-E-MANN as aggressively as SRK promoted DON [released on the same date]. Your answer didn’t satisfy me!

    The next day, I was told that my conversation rang a bell. You were disturbed with my point-blank questions since it mirrored the truth. You even told a common friend that you respected my concern for you. Thanks! (more…)




  • INTERVIEW | MITHUN CHAKRAVORTY- BIG BOSS
    Tango | January 31, 2007, 8:55 PM | 2 comments | 0 views

    http://www.screenindia.com/fullstory.php?content_id=14701

    Big Boss

    Roshmila Bhattacharya
    Posted online: Friday, January 26, 2007 at 0000 hours IST

    His Manik Dasgupta has obvious similarities with Ramnath Goenka but that’s not the only reason he’s caught the eye in Mani Ratnam’s Guru. Everyone who’s caught the film has come away raving about Mithun’s subtly-nuanced performance that is a far cry from the exaggerated comic act in the just-released bangla film Hungama. Dada explains why he’s decided to be the “ superstar hero” in his home state and the scene-stealer in Hindi films
    You’ve certainly caught the eye in Guru?
    Yeah, I’ve been getting a lot of applause, both from the media as well as the public. There’ve been so many SMSs…It feels great. And I give full credit to Mani Ratnam who’s an actor’s director.

    Your character, Manik Dasgupta was obviously inspired by Ramnath Goenka, the founder-Chairman of The Indain Express Group.
    (With a laugh) I cannot hear…I cannot see…I cannot speak. I only played a character conceived by Mani Ratnam.

    Does this mean you don’t empathise with the character?
    I stand by his values…his social consciousness. Unless you believe in a character you can never make him believable. (more…)




  • Saif teams up with the ‘Gadar’ director
    Sameer | January 31, 2007, 5:17 PM | 16 comments | 0 views

    Saif teams up with the ‘Gadar’ director
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    The actor believes that it would be interesting to work with the ‘Gadar’ director

    This seems to be the most unlikely coupling in the history of mainstream cinema. Saif Ali Khan has decided to work with Anil Sharma. Anil has in the past made savage masala products with the Deols—Sunny, Bobby and Dharmendra —throughout the 1980s. “Yes I’ve been approached. I’m looking at the script.

    Remember, this is the man who made ‘Gadar’. It would be interesting to do this kind of cinema. If I decide to do it, I’d be fully into it,” said Saif before leaving for a holiday to Maldives with his family. (more…)




  • Film Critics’ Award for Mammootty, Padmapriya
    satyam | January 31, 2007, 3:18 PM | one comment | 0 views

    Film Critics’ Award for Mammootty, Padmapriya
    IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, January 30, 2007]

    The Atlas – Film Critics’ Award for the best feature film in Malayalam for the year 2006, has been won by Karutha Pakshikal, directed by Kamal, who has also been selected as the best film director of the year. The film bagged seven awards in different sections.

    Malayalam superstar Mammootty was named best actor at the Atlas Film Critics Awards here for his poignant performances in Kaiyoppu and Karutha Pakshigal. And Padmapriya was named, the best actress, for her roles in Yes Your Honour and Karutha Pakshikal.

    Karutha Pakshigal, in which Mammootty plays a Tamil migrant worker eking out a living by ironing clothes, went on to bag six more awards. . (more…)




  • Sreenivasan to direct Mohanlal
    satyam | January 31, 2007, 3:16 PM | one comment | 0 views

    Sreenivasan to direct Mohanlal
    IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, January 31, 2007]

    Mohanlal has earlier acted in a number of films written by Sreenivasan.

    The films in the early eighties from Sanmanasulavarkku Samadanam to the recent Udayananu Tharam have showcased Mohanlal’s varied talents as an actor and have helped to build and maintain his stardom in various points of his career. Sreenivasan has also acted in almost all of these films with Lal which has made them the favorite pair of all times.

    But when Sreenivasan started directing films, none of his films featured Lal. (more…)




  • Hariharan’s Magnum Opus
    satyam | January 31, 2007, 3:13 PM | 3 comments | 0 views

    Hariharan’s Magnum Opus

    By Moviebuzz | Wednesday, 31 January , 2007, 16:44

    After 18 years, the classic trio- M.T. Vasudevan Nair the greatest living writer in Malayalam, Hariharan the master craftsman and Mammootty one of the finest actors in the country are together again to make a historical Pazhassi Raja. Rememeber that the last time they came together to create magic with Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989).
    The shoot of the film on Pazhassi Raja will begin in Palakkad in March. Mammootty plays the title role of a braveheart who fought the British in the jungles of Wayanad in the 1790’s. The producer of this big budget film is Gokulam Gopalan and the budget is Rs 6 to Rs 8 Crore, making it the costliest film ever in Malayalam.

    Says Hariharan : “We had first toyed with the idea of a film on Payyampalli Chanthu, a warrior, and then we thought of making a film on Thalakkal Chanthu, Pazhassi Raja’s lieutenant, as the hero. But eventually we realized that it was the story of Pazhassi himself that needed to be told, in a new light. In this film, we would be focussing on his valiant fight against the British.” The veteran director says he was attracted to Pazhassi’s story because it was also the story of one of the first voices to be raised against British rule in India. (more…)




  • Head strong, Mr B?
    satyam | January 31, 2007, 3:08 PM | 2 comments | 0 views

    Head strong, Mr B?

    Amitabh Bachchan’s turban protected him from a camel’s kick on the sets of Eklavya

    Sandipan Dalal

    A close shave…beard nothwithstanding: Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Eklavya (more…)



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