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  • Latest IBOS Flash

    Box Office Flash: Himesh Reshamiya’s debut tops Deols’ Apne at the box office The 21 crore Apne, the first film to bring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol together has opened to shockingly poor numbers. The opening is hardly 20% in Mumbai and not much better in Delhi. The evening shows were slightly better but the overall collections are very poor as this film was expected to take one of the major openings of the year on account of the apparent casting coup. Mahesh Bhatt’s 18 crore Awwarapan starring Emran Hashmi has opened even worse. The opening is hardly even 10-15%. The surprise of the 3 bollywood movies has been Himesh Reshammiya’s acting debut: Aap Ka Suroor. It is this film which has opened the

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  • Akshay Shah Reviews GOOD BOY BAD BOY (Hindi, 2007)

    Akshay Shah Reviews GOOD BOY BAD BOY (Hindi, 2007) Link Does Subhash Ghai as a producer actually keep an eye on the films that are being churned out of his production company MUKTA Entertainment? Agree that JOGGERS PARK (2003) and IQBAL (2005) were superior products which went on to garner critical acclaim as well as Box-office success. However the same production house has delivered 36, CHINATOWN and now GOOD BOY BAD BOY? You’ve seriously got to wonder. GOOD BOY BAD BOY is one of the most confused and poorly made films I’ve seen in recent times, and given I’ve just seen Guddu Dhanoa’s BIG BROTHER, that’s say quiet a lot. I don’t have a problem with “ dumb” comedies, and I have no qualms in

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  • Akshay Shah Reviews BIG BROTHER (Hindi, 2007)

    Akshay Shah Reviews BIG BROTHER (Hindi, 2007) Link How the times have changed, there was a time when Sunny Deol’s brand of ear bursting shouting, over-the-top eye rolling, completely filmi melodrama, and hardcore violence was the flavour of the season. From 1996 when Sunny Deol delivered a pulse-pounding performance in Raj Kanwar’s modern day MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR in JEET to INDIAN in 2001 Sunny delivered back to back hits and his formula for success was one of the most guaranteed in the industry. GHATAK, AJAY, BORDER, ZOR, SALAAKHEN, ARJUN PANDIT, and GADAR (his peak) all made money at the Box-office. Heck INDIAN even released on the same day as Shahrukh Khan’s home production ASOKA and raced ahead at the box-office. Sadly Sunny got stuck in

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  • RGV KE SHOLAY not to take on Akshay’s HEYY BABYY?

    Link Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network The promos of Sajid Khan’s HEYY BABYY, featuring Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Vidya Balan are out and as usual Akshay Kumar (in a comic role) looks in cracking form. HEYY BABYY is slated to release on August 24. However, it now seems that the other major film listed for release against HEYY BABYY, Ramu’s RAMGOPAL VARMA KE SHOLAY, is all set to move to another date. As per our distribution sources, the fact that comedy films featuring Akshay Kumar, have fared very well in the biggest territory of India, Bombay. Similarly, movies directed by Ramu have also done best there. As the maximum revenue is generated from the Bombay circuit, the makers of RAMGOPAL VARMA KE

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  • David Dhawan’s PARTNER on 20th July

    My Birthday week! Bollywood Trade News Network Link Eros International, the leading global player in the Indian entertainment sector, announces the release of ace comedy director David Dhawan’s film PARTNER, which will be distributed by Eros globally. Starring Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif, PARTNER has the ingredients of a summer smash hit comedy. Love Guru, Prem (Salman Khan) likes nothing better than helping lonely souls find their soul mates. But he faces the biggest challenge of his life when he meets hopeless case Bhaskar (Govinda) for this nerdy guy has set his eyes on no less than the most eligible socialite in town, beautiful heiress Priya Jaisingh (Katrina Kaif). As Prem teaches his worst but most ardent student Bhaskar, he finds himself

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  • Glamsham Movie Review: Anil Sharma’s APNE

    Seems like Dharam, Boxing and Sunny Paaji are the highlights(in that order)! By Martin D’Souza, Bollywood Link View Apne Movie StillsThe Champ was a runaway hit when released in 1979. A love triangle between a father, his son and the woman who came between them, it was a super film brilliantly essayed by Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and Rick Schroder. The flick had boxing as its backdrop. APNE, tries to go The Champ way, and succeeds in a way. But here, the script revolves around a boxer father; how he was ‘fixed’ and banned from boxing and his desire to have his eldest son bring back the glory. Realizing that there is no future in boxing in India, Angad (Sunny Deol) the eldest son ventures

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  • Box office analysis- Exclusive By Joginder Tuteja, IndiaGlitz [Friday, June 29, 2007]

    Indiaglitz Welcome back Joginder First weekend performance of latest release From sheer release timing, it was the best that CHAIN KULLI KI MAIN KULLI could have expected. JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM wasn’t exactly setting box office on fire and to add to the fun, CK2MK was the sole release of the week. In spite of these two factors going in it’s favor, CK2MK took a no-show start at the box office. Reason was simple – poor promotion and near-zilch awareness. Ok, so agreed that Rahul Bose doesn’t have a standing that he can pull a movie completely on his own. But give him just the right platform, an able promotional campaign and some good visibility and one can be rest assured that his fan following would

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  • B.O. update: ‘Aap Kaa Surroor’ Opens huge

    B.O. update: ‘Aap Kaa Surroor’ Opens huge Himesh Reshammiya’s first film as an actor, AAP KAA SURROOR, has caught the entire film industry unaware. The film has opened to an earth-shattering response [95%-100%] everywhere, from East to West, from North to South Box-office is most unpredictable! The stupendous opening of Himesh Reshammiya’s first film as an actor, AAP KAA SURROOR, has caught the entire film industry unaware. The film has opened to an earth-shattering response [95%-100%] everywhere, from East to West, from North to South. In fact, at several centres, the opening of this film is at par with KRRISH and DHOOM 2, the biggest openers of 2006. Incredible, isn’t it? APNE is carrying extremely positive reports and has opened to very good houses in

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  • BBC: Tendulkar milestone in India win

    Tendulkar milestone in India win Second one-day international, Stormont: India 227-4 (49 overs) beat South Africa 226-6 (50 ovs) by six wickets Tendulkar guides the ball through mid-wicket during his 106-ball innings Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to reach 15,000 one-day runs as India levelled their best of three series against South Africa in Belfast. Tendulkar made 93 before being bowled by spinner Thandi Tshabalala as India slumped from 134-0 to 142-4.

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  • Once again, Sachin scores the highest

    Once again Sachin scores the highest for India (99 and 93) in both ODIs against South Africa on difficult pitches. He has proved again that he is better than others in the team. This time he proved it against a good team.

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  • Welcome back, Mr John McClane

    Link June 28, 2007 15:43 IST America is in chaos. Hackers are shutting down every computer system and network in the country, and cop John McClane is huddled up with a couple of geeky hackers in a basement that couldn’t be any nerdier. The chief baddie, a deranged superhacker, makes his ultimatum clear, via webcam. A distraught McClane (Bruce Willis) turns to his hacker buddies to start coming up with a plan, placing his hand over the webcam as he talks. He’s interrupted by the villain, Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant). ‘Mr McClane, covering the camera does not turn off the microphone.’ ’nuff said. Bruce Willis [Images], now 52, isn’t the yippee-ki-yay mo*bleep* cowboy he once was — and even if he were, he’s way past

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  • AKS: A Himesh showcase

    Gautam Chintamani June 29, 2007 15:30 IST **1/2— Link There are many reasons to make a film but when the reasons are to explain why Himesh Reshammiya always wears a cap or why he never smiles, then God save us! Two years ago, Himesh and his childhood friend Prashant Chadha decided to make a video of the smash hit single Aashiq Banaya Aapne, featuring the singer-composer. What followed was an unparalleled success story. Now, we have a film that tries to explain the cult of Himesh Reshammiya aka HR. Aap Kaa Surroor: The Moviee: The Real Luv Story is about HR, a widely successful rockstar now on the German leg of his world tour. He is a simple God-fearing, non-smiling cap-wearing Indian, who imagines his

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  • It’s payback time, Pakistan should let Awarapan release

    Joginder Tuteja, IndiaGlitz [Friday, June 29, 2007] Link Indian producers have been campaigning for an official release of Bollywood films in Pakistan. Years back, films with a distinct Pakistani flavour, Soni Mahiwal, Mughal-e-Azam and Taj Mahal, were cleared for release, but because of political problems, no contemporary Bollywood title has ever found a simultaneous theatrical release in Pakistan. Mahesh Bhatt’s Awarapan, releasing today, will create history in Pakistan, if the Federal Film Censor Board in Lahore is understanding. A print of Awarapan was taken to Pakistan to be shown to censor officials on Wednesday. If the film is cleared, it is likely to witness a theatrical release in Pakistan concurrently with the rest of the world, giving the cinemas there a fresh lease of life

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  • P Vasu to direct Kamal’s forthcoming flick

    P Vasu to direct Kamal’s forthcoming flick IndiaGlitz [Thursday, June 28, 2007] Linki Padma Shri Kamal Hassan, who won several National Awards, is presently working under the direction KS Ravikumar for a film ‘Dasavataram’ produced by Oscar Ravichandran. It is a heavy experimental movie. The speciality of the film is that Kamal Hassan is portraying 10 roles in the movie. The shooting of the film is almost nearing completion. As the shooting is coming to an end, there was a hot debate among the industry circles and also among his fans across the world as to what would be his next project.

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  • When will Bheema release?

    Dedicated to Shettybhai;)! IndiaGlitz [Friday, June 29, 2007] Link All eyes are now on Vikram’s Bheema. The movie featuring Vikram and Trisha in lead roles is complete. Vikram says, “Thankfully we have completed the entire shooting of Bheema. The end product is scintillating. It has come good and director Lingusamy has worked hard and his dedication is visible on the screen”. Vikram is gearing up to commence his next Kandasaamy, while a few portions of dubbing in Bheema need to be completed. Asked about the release, Vikram, says, “Thanks to the co-operation from the whole unit, we have completed the shooting of Bheema. It is now for the producer (A M Rathinam) to decide the release”.

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  • Why prefer Sivaji over JBJ and Oceans Thirteen

    Nice to see Jogbhai watching a Tamil film!! Well written! By Joginder Tuteja http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/06/29/2814/index.html , June 29, 2007 – 13:50 IST After a month long vacation, there was quite a lot of backlog that I had accumulated when it came to Bollywood and Hollywood flicks. And guess what I was ignorant about most? That in the interim there was this Tamil film that had released which ultimately turned out to be the first film that I wanted to watch as soon as I landed back into the town! No Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, no Ocean’s Thirteen, no Shrek 3, no Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli no Fantastic Four – what I wanted to catch up was, you guessed it right, SIVAJI! Not that I won’t be

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  • Promo 1 (Gandhi My Father)

    Alongside HALLA BOL, this is the other movie which IMO will have a performance that might rival Abhishek’s GURUKANT DESAI! Looks too powerful! Link

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  • The Film Industry wishes Himesh all the best

    GO HIMMESH!:D In some ways I would be happy if this is a blockbuster, will through a momentary spanner in the star system of sorts:-) Link By Subhash K. Jha, June 29, 2007 – 11:38 IST Riteish Deshmukh: “I’m a big Himesh fan. I’ve already booked the tickets for me and my friends for his film. I’m really looking forward to his film. I wish him all the best.” Vipul Shah: “For Himesh to be accepted as an actor is a big challenge. But I also know Himesh has risen from the ranks and so he knows what it takes to be successful. He’s a clever man and a canny musician. I’m sure he has covered all bases before becoming an actor. I wish him

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  • Dhoka promo shown during Awarapan

    Link By IndiaFM News Bureau, June 29, 2007 – 11:43 IST The promos of Pooja Bhatt’s directorial film Dhoka are being shown during the show of Awarapan. Dhoka is the awaited film presented by Mahesh Bhatt which is introducing supermodel Muzamil Ibrahim. The film also stars Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai lead Tulip Joshi. The film will obviously be under the banner of Vishesh Films. Awarapan is the product of Vishesh films directed by Mohit Suri and the Bhatts are taking full advantage of showing the glimpses of their upcoming film to reinforce the already generated curiosity. In the meanwhile, the other Bhatt films getting ready are Showbizto be directed by well-known choreographer Raju Khan, Suicide Bomber to be directed by Anurag Basu and Raaz

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  • Review – Awarapan

    3 and 1/2 Stars By Taran Adarsh, June 29, 2007 – 12:41 IST Choosing an interesting story is difficult. But doing justice to the story is nothing short of an achievement. AWARAPAN, directed by Mohit Suri, gets it right on both the levels — on paper first, on celluloid later. For Hindi moviegoers, the story may remind you of Rakesh Roshan’s KOYLA [SRK, Madhuri, Amrish Puri], but in actuality, AWARAPAN borrows from director Kim Ji-woon’s Korean film A BITTERSWEET LIFE [2005; Korean title: DALKOMHAN INSAENG; starring Lee Byung-Hun, Kim Young-Cheol, Shin Mina]. Nothing wrong with being inspired, since every director has his way of interpreting a story. Also, Mohit adapts the content to suit Indian sensibilities. AWARAPAN is as raw as a gash inflicted by a

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  • Movie Review – Apne

    3 and 1/2 stars AGAIN By Taran Adarsh, June 29, 2007 – 12:38 IST With SHRADDHANJALI, his directorial debut, Anil Sharma proved that he could make you moist-eyed. With HUKUMAT, he proved that he could pull off a vendetta fare with gusto. With GADAR, he proved he could handle a love story with two neighboring countries as the backdrop with remarkable ease. APNE, his new endeavor, is all about familial bonding. In a way, the storyteller goes back to his roots in his new outing — emotions. APNE casts a father [Dharmendra] and his two real-life sons [Sunny, Bobby] in roles that suit their personalities. Besides, the backdrop of boxing makes the conflict in the story look convincing.

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  • Aap Ka Surroor – The Moviee

    3and1/2 Stars ! WTF?  By Taran Adarsh, June 29, 2007 – 12:31 IST Television producer. Music composer. Singer. And now actor. Oh yes, Himesh Reshammiya wears many caps. Literally! Everyone’s curious to know how HR is as an actor? Is he a fine actor? Or has he strolled into the wrong alley? Don’t expect miracles. HR is no Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, SRK or Aamir Khan when it comes to histrionics. He’s not the best looker in town either, not anywhere close to Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan or Akshay Kumar. But you’ve to hand it over to HR for being the most courageous and confident person around. Can you ever imagine actors like Amitabh Bachchan or SRK turning music composers overnight? It’s difficult to take

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  • Shudder! Aap Ka Suroor opens to good public reactions! Awarapan, mixed

    First show reactions News trickling in on the much-hyped Aap Ka Suroor is that it has apparently managed to get more-than-decent reactions from the public. This two hour movie has about 12-14 songs and is supposedly a good time-pass fare. The opening is ‘very good’ and is expected to pick further momentum as the day passes, according to the operations manager of a multiplex. The film is expected to get a great response at single screens as well. However, the catch here is that the film is being patronised by hard core Himesh Reshammiya fans and a ‘neutral’ verdict is still awaited. Awarapan, on the other hand, has recieved mixed public reactions. Many felt the first half is uninteresting and gets quite confusing. But it

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  • Bollywood movie still hot after 12 years

    By TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer MUMBAI – If you want to understand the hold that Bollywood has over India, go to Manoj Desai’s old movie palace, in the crowded neighborhood known simply as Mumbai Central. Go to the early show, at 11:30 a.m., when the line for tickets occasionally spills off the sidewalk and into the parking lot. The cheap seats then are just 35 cents, and the audience is mostly from the city’s vast slums. Everyone seems to know the dialogue by heart. They’ve been lining up, every day, for 12 years.

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