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  • Bollywood snippets from thirtymm

    link 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

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  • Pokkiri Rules in Chennai

    sify 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

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  • ‘Eklavya’: excellent book

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

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  • An open letter to Salman Khan

    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

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  • INTERVIEW | MITHUN CHAKRAVORTY- BIG BOSS

    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

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  • Saif teams up with the ‘Gadar’ director

    Saif teams up with the ‘Gadar’ director DNA 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.

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  • Film Critics’ Award for Mammootty, Padmapriya

    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. .

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  • Sreenivasan to direct Mohanlal

    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.

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  • Hariharan’s Magnum Opus

    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

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  • Head strong, Mr B?

    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

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  • Thank God it’s Black Friday!

    Thank God it’s Black Friday! Anurag Kashyap talks about the insecurities he’s feeling now that Black Friday is finally releasing on February 9 Sonia Chopra A still from Black Friday • Has it sunk in that Black Friday is finally releasing? No, it’s still sinking in. I know it’s releasing for sure. But I am feeling very insecure. The insecurities are beyond whether the film will do well or not. I’ve seen how the world functions. People trying to pull you down; people using the film to their advantage… It started with Water, where I was the dialogue consultant.

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  • Madhur hoping for a hat-trick

    I’m not a fan of Madhurs cinema, though I have enjoyed all of his movies so far(with the exception of his horrible debut TRISHAKTI). TRAFFIC SIGNAL however looks DAMN good, and i simply love the story, theme and milieu of this movie enough to check it out in theatres! Eagle Eye, Bollywood Trade News Network Link View CORPORATE Press Meet – Picture GalleryThere are no butterflies in Madhur Bhandarkar’s stomach. The director, it appears, has passed that stage of the ‘first night fright!’ Ask him what his expectations are from Traffic Signal which releases on Friday, February 2, and he has a hearty laugh. No, this is no cocky attitude, but the man is being himself — simple and uncomplicated. “Page 3 and Corporate worked.

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  • Tusshar Kapoor returns after a year with KLSH

    Link By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network Download Tusshar Kapoor WallpapersWhen GOLMAAL [July, 2006] released, not many gave Tushar Kapoor a chance in a film that was supposed to be dominated by the antics of Ajay Devgan and Ashad Warsi. But the young man really threw in a surprise with his amazing comic timing as a mute guy who was the most ‘chalu’ of all and could give any crook a run for his money. The film went on to be a steady hit and gave Tusshar a second consecutive success after KYA KOOL HAIN HUM. Now after almost a year, Tusshar has another released coming up in the form of KYA LOVE STORY HAI. The film is currently under production and reports indicate

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  • Rajini Vs Dhanush on 14 April?

    Either way..14th April is going to be one helluva day…KAMAL+RAJNI+DHANUSH now! Link IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, January 31, 2007] Will it be a clash between the father-in-law and son-in-law this April at the box office? This is the million dollar question doing rounds in Kollywood for now. Rajinikanth’s much awaited Sivaji, directed by Shankar, and his son-in-law Dhanush’s Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram, are expected to release simultaneously on 14 April. Sivaji, produced by AVM, has been hogging all the media headlines since the day it went to floors. Being made in a mega budget, the movie features Shreya, Suman, and Vivek among others in the cast, with A R Rahman scoring music.

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  • Guru’ is Abhishek’s first solo hit in U.K

    Yeh to hona hi tha:) Link By Taran Adarsh, January 31, 2007 – 04:52 IST GURU, Abhishek Bachchan’s new release, stands at No. 5 and might reach the No. 4 position at the rate it’s faring. Point to be noted is that the first four films are multi-starrers, while GURU is his first solo hit in this territory. All totals are up to Sunday, 28th January, 2007

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  • Advani and Thackeray in Black Friday

    Link By IndiaFM News Bureau, January 31, 2007 – 04:12 IST Renowned politicians like L.K. Advani and Balasaheb Thackeray’s names will be mentioned in the much awaited film based on the 1993 bomb blasts Black Friday. The film which is based on Hussein Zaidi’s book has already been through a lot of controversies before its due release. The film unfolds the true story about the blasts but the director Anurag Kashyap had to keep in mind some of its consequences of having such a scene, and so he came up with an idea. Like for instance, there is a scene in the film where Pavan Malhotra who plays Tiger Memon talks to his aides about destabilizing India for which Kashyap shot two separate scenes. In

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  • Interesting smaller center comparison on Guru…

    Bhopal goes from 2.86 lakhs in week 1 to 2 lakhs in week 2 (businessofcinema) Indore goes from 21 lakhs to 12.6 lakhs (businessofcinema) For Jamnagar businessofcinema have 3.72 lakhs for week 2, they don’t have the week 1 number. Taran does not report Jamnagar for the film at all but his second week Jamnagar number for Krrish is 3.72 lakhs Taran’s 6 day total for Ghaziabad (week 2) is 9.28 lakhs while his Krrish number is 7.65 lakhs. Noida has a 22 lakh 6 day total for Guru while krrish had 21 lakhs.

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  • SRK, Fardeen in Vivek Vaswani’s next

    (Not sure what SRK is thinking…) SRK, Fardeen in Vivek Vaswani’s next ——————————————————————————– By Johnny Vaz 31 January 2007, 07:40 PM MUMBAI: Viveck Vaswani’s movie titled Dulha Mil Gaya- Say Yes To A Relationship will see Shah Rukh Khan and Fardeen together for the first time. The film has Sushmita Sen, along with SRK and Fardeen Khan in the lead roles and is written and directed by Mudassar Aziz, to be made under his banner Insight Productions. The film has music by Lalit Pandit, who recently broke out of the Jatin-Lalit combo. Pandit recently recorded six songs for the film. This will be his first project individually, after his separation from long time music partner, Jatin.

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  • Hrithik was soul of ‘Dhoom 2′, says Bipasha

    Hrithik was soul of ‘Dhoom 2′, says Bipasha By Subhash K. Jha, Bipasha Basu, who played a double role in “Dhoom 2″, is candid enough to admit that the movie was entirely Hrithik Roshan’s show. “We were all aware that Hrithik was the whole and soul of the film. Luckily, there was no resentment. He worked so hard that no one could grudge his success. “The rest of us had it easier. But I must say we all have benefited from the film’s success. People said they wanted to see more of me. That surely means they liked me in the film,” Bipasha told IANS. After “Dhoom 2″, Bipasha will be playing another double role in Abbas-Mustan’s next.

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  • SRK, Fardeen in Vivek Vaswani’s next

    http://www.businessofcinema.com/index.php?file=story&id=2158 By Johnny Vaz 31 January 2007, 07:40 PM MUMBAI: Viveck Vaswani’s movie titled Dulha Mil Gaya- Say Yes To A Relationship will see Shah Rukh Khan and Fardeen together for the first time. The film has Sushmita Sen, along with SRK and Fardeen Khan in the lead roles and is written and directed by Mudassar Aziz, to be made under his banner Insight Productions. The film has music by Lalit Pandit, who recently broke out of the Jatin-Lalit combo. Pandit recently recorded six songs for the film. This will be his first project individually, after his separation from long time music partner, Jatin. A romantic film, it will be set in Trinidad and will be presented by businessman-actor Anuj Saxena’s company Maverick Productions.

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  • Latest IBOS Update on SEL and Guru…

    Box Office Flash Feb 1, 2007: SEI falls, collections dented by Guru——————————————————————————– The reports of SEI have caught up with its collections now as the film has dropped all over India. Many theaters reported drops of 70-80% Tuesday, which is far above normal. It is also wavering having released relatively close to Guru which despite in its 3rd week still continues to be strong with many theaters recording higher turnout for the Abhishek Bachchan hit than for the Salman Khan led multistarrer. In Madras, Salam-E-Ishq’s opening weekend registered opening collections in the range of 65-70% whereas Guru recorded in the range of 90% for a 3rd weekend in a row. From ground reports in Bombay, SEI is expected to net around Rs. 3.2 crores in

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  • Sajid Nadiadwala tie up with Fox Studios

    http://www.indiafm.com/news/2007/01/31/8780/index.html By IndiaFM News Bureau, January 31, 2007 – 06:20 IST Sajid Nadiadwala’s production banner, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd. became the first Indian production company with an office at Fox Studios for Hey Baby being extensively shot in Australia. Speaking from the sets, the producer Mr. Sajid Nadiadwala said “It’s a privilege for NGE to be the first Indian Company to be associated with FOX STUDIOS for Hey Baby. The studio is simply the most up to date with the best integrated production facilities.” He adds “There is a buzz about our Industry that is unmistakable and the globalisation of Brand Bollywood, and adopting the highest standards will make us global. NGE believes in putting systems and processes in place to support this creativity”

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  • Salaam-e-Ishq may be the first big flop

    http://specials.rediff.com/movies/2007/jan/29box.htm Salaam-e-Ishq may be the first big flop After Guru, Salaam-e-Ishq was one of 2007′s biggest releases, and the film obviously raised a lot of expectations. But Despite its massive star cast and media hype, Salaam-e-Ishq may be the first major disaster of the year. The other release Parzania is critically-acclaimed but whether that will be translated to box office collections needs to be seen. Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. Salaam-e-Ishq

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  • Salaam-E-Ishq opens well in US

    http://www.businessofcinema.com/?file=story&id=2072 January 31, 2007 14:37 IST Films, which have not done that well in India, seem to be doing good business overseas. Salaam-E-Ishq opened to a lukewarm response in India, but it has dethroned Guru over the weekend grossing nearly $1 million in 80 theaters across North America. The movie, directed by Nikhil Advani, also surpassed the opening North American weekend gross of his first film, Kal Ho Naa Ho, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. The tearjerker hit took $760,000 in November 2003 and was a bigger hit in the United Kingdom, given SRK’s popularity there. Salman Khan’s Salaam-E-Ishq did not do as well in the United Kingdom, earning a decent but unspectacular $550,000 in 49 theatres, almost equalling the

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  • Brown-Bachchan meeting leaves Bollywod smiling

    Brown-Bachchan meeting leaves Bollywod smiling SUBHASH K JHA The not-too-brief meeting between Britain’s future prime minister Gordon Brown and Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan has resulted in big plans for Bollywood. Bachchan told IANS: “Yes, we did meet at Yashraj Studios, though this isn’t the first time that Chancellor Brown and I have met. He has on other occasions asked me to be part of charitable and social global endeavours, and I’ve gladly done whatever I could.” But now Bollywood seems to be the focus of Brown’s attentions. Apparently the British chancellor of the exchequer was so taken up with the Big B that he insisted on watching footage of the mega actor.

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