Monthly Archives: January 2007

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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