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  • Abhi-Ash in Dubai’s Burj al-Arab

    A home away from home 06/01/2008 12:27 AM | By Vinita Bharadwaj, Gulf News Report In line with the trend of Bollywood celebrities acquiring property in Dubai, power couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai became the latest stars to join the list and attended a “Residents Party” for owners in Jumeirah Golf Estates’s Sanctuary Falls. At an intimate reception held at the Burj Al Arab, the son and daughter-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan entered the Al Falaj Ballroom with Rai holding onto Bachchan’s arm as they made their way down the stairs to mingle with their future neighbours. Dressed in an embroidered traditional Indian kurta by designers Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla from her personal wardrobe, Rai was all smiles and poise, making strong eye contact and greeting

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  • Akshay Shah Reviews KUDRAT (Hindi, 1981)

    Akshay Shah Reviews KUDRAT (Hindi, 1981) LINK The reincarnation genre is one I have a great weakness for, not only does it make up for a riveting watch if done correctly, it’s a genre that has given Hindi cinema one of it’s finest films. Chetan Anand’s KUDRAT is without a doubt the finest entry in to the genre (alongside Roy’s MADHUMATI and Ghai’s KARZ). An eerie, haunting and suspenseful murder mystery executed to utmost perfection, enhanced by excellent performances and featuring one of the finest album’s music albums EVER in a Hindi film….KUDRAT is a bona-fide classic. And yes, despite 22 years passing since it’s release the movie is just as exhilarating now as it was back when it released. The film revolves around Chandramukhi

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  • AB vartalap Hindi mein

    AB vartalap Hindi mein Author: Subhash K Jha Date: 31 May 2008 Part of Big B’s blog to go vernacular The Big B is all set to introduce a Hindi section on his blog. Revealing his plans, Bachchan says, “There have been requests. I’ll be writing some pieces in Hindi too. I’m learning how to do that on the Mac. The blog of the day could be partly in Hindi and partly in English.” Blogging freely

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  • Kaho na copy hai!

    The latest poster of Harman Baweja’s Love Story 2050 is strikingly similar to Hrithik’s debut Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’s poster. The big question: Is it deliberate? Harman Baweja has been ducking and dodging questions about how closely he resembles Hrithik Roshan for a long time. But the newbie actor who is ready with his first movie Love Story 2050 can’t seem to get the comparisons to Hrithik out of the equation. No coincidence At the music release of the film held on Wednesday, Harman unveiled a new poster for the film that reminds us of the Kaho Na Pyaar Hai poster featuring Hrithik and Amisha. Not only is the pose similar, but also the way the image stands out against the title font. A source

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  • Hrithik turns to small screen too!

    MUMBAI: After actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda and Salman Khan, it is now Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan’s turn to join the reality show bandwagon. Hrithik has been named the goodwill ambassador of NDTV Imagine’s new musical reality show “Junoon – Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka” scheduled to start June 6. “I am very pleased to be associated with this show. I can identify with the participants and their desire to achieve success. I can relate to their positive and exuberant spirit because I believe I have a similar enthusiasm – be it for my work or my personal life,” the Bollywood star said. The actor would neither be hosting, judging or performing on the show. Hrithik would instead be a support system for

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  • JayShah’s Saturday Box Office Column – Jannat superb in week two…

    Note all numbers are from Trade Guide Reporting Methodology 1) New films most of the time where possible will be benchmarked against other films ‘in the same range’. The gross used for the older films will be either one’s I have computed or a BOI gross or a gross from Joginder’s column 2) Films currently playing – I will always do some trending analysis. This is always against the ‘week before’ 3) To compute subsequent week grosses I will always benchmark against ‘the first week’. Before it was always the preceding week, but Week 1 is always the best base because it gives maximum centres to use 4) Going forward I will show ONE example in FULL and show the results of the remaining scenarios

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  • Taran’s digs on Naachgaana, hastey hastey!

    ITWOFS by Karthik Taran Adarsh’s review of the film, Hastey hastey takes his personal animosity towards Naachgaana founder Rohit Karan Batra to new heights when he writes in the second sentence of his review, “The story idea, credited to one Rohit Batra, is so tacky, so banal, so obsolete, so lifeless that you break into a big yawn 10 minutes into the film”. Naachgaana is a regular bashing ground for all things Taran, but there are balanced voices too. The film may be terrible, but this personal dig is in very poor taste, given Taran Adarsh’s standing in India, regardless of his reviews.

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  • Akshay Shah Reviews ANAMIKA (Hindi, 2008)

    Akshay Shah Reviews ANAMIKA (Hindi, 2008) LINK Believe it or not I had some level of hopes from ANAMIKA for a number of reasons, firstly because this was to be Ananth Mahadevan’s last film in his thriller trilogy (AKSAR and AGGAR were the other two which were relatively good time-pass thrillers) and secondly because Dino Morera’s last thriller BHRAM was again a decent effort…however ANAMIKA is a complete dud which leaves the viewer totally disappointed and the biggest culprit is the story. The movie draws inspiration from the classic novel REBECCA which itself was made by Alfred Hitchcock in to a stunningly crafted thriller. Sadly ANAMIKA decides to add it’s own twists and turns which fall totally flat. The movie revolves around an escort(no, not

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  • Bhatts’ ‘Jannat’ breaks jinx, hits bull’s eye

    indiaenews(ORIGINAL ARTICLE OF INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE) SOURCE HAVING QUOTE FROM DISTRIBUTOR AS WELL Barring a select few like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Chak De! India’, movies based on the sports theme have hardly clicked at the box-office. But the Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Jannat’, about match fixing in cricket, has proved the world wrong. Released with 317 prints on 700 screens across the country, the film produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt has completed two weeks and in Mumbai alone it has garnered more than Rs.20.5 millionApproaching the third week of its run in 47 cinemas in Mumbai, it continues to draw house-full crowds here. The film’s all India collection is about Rs.200 million and the movie has already made profits, considering that it was made on

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  • Indian-origin boy wins Spelling Bee in US

    Indian-origin boy wins Spelling Bee in US 31 May 2008, 0816 hrs IST,AGENCIES WASHINGTON: A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy, Sameer Mishra, won the 81st annual Scripps National Spelling Bee on Friday. Mishra took home a cash prize of $35,000, while winning more than $5,000 in other prizes. The boy from West Lafayette, Indiana, who often had the audience laughing with his one-line commentaries, aced “guerdon” – a word that appropriately means “something that one has earned or gained” – to win competition. This was Sameer’s fourth year in the competition. His previous attempts saw him finish at 98th, 14th and 16th places in 2005, 2006 and 2007 respectively.

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  • IndiaFM: Weekly Numbers

    Link – By Taran Adarsh, May 31, 2008IST (Note: Figures are as per the reported centres) Dhoom Dadakka – Week 1 Mumbai – 20,54,028 (Incl. Thane) Bharuch – 26,853 Bhavnagar – 1,37,190

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  • Singh Is Kinng Promos Expected From June 8

    Link The promotion of Singh Is Kinng is expected to start from 8th June. The promos are expected to hit the satellite channels. The reports of the music and the film are excellent. The music is expected to take the charts by storm when released in June.  

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  • IndiaFM:Top 5: ‘Jannat’ is one horse race!

    Top 5: ‘Jannat’ is one horse race! By Taran Adarsh, May 31, 2008 – 09:14 IST Rank Film Producer Verdict Average per print (rs.) Last Week 1 Jannat Mukesh Bhatt Hit 2,63,667 1 2 Bhoothnath Ravi Chopra Average to dull 1,29,587 2 3 Ghatothkach Smita Maroo, Vinod S Dull 56,663 New 4 Dhoom Dadakka Shashi Ranjan Flop 44,082 New 5 Tashan Aditya Chopra Flop 27,948 3

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  • BOI: Woodstock Villa Opens Poorly Jannat Excellent

    Woodstock Villa Opens Poorly Jannat Excellent Saturday 31st May 2008 13.00 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Hastey Hastey is very poor with 5% opening. The reports are poor and the film has no chance at the box office

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  • Boy from Bihar tops IIT entrance exam; Bihar’s Super 30 – all 30 make it to the IITs

    Link Patna/Kanpur, May 30 (IANS) A Bihar boy, Shitikanth, has topped this year’s Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) conducted for admissions to the country’s premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Shitikanth, who hails from Patna, said: ‘I am really happy and celebrating my success as I never expected to top.’ Surrounded by his family, relatives and friends, Shitikanth said he was expecting that his name may figure in the top ten. ‘It is all a result of hard work and positive surrounding, nothing else,’ Shitikanth told IANS. He said his favourite subject is physics followed by mathematics. ‘I love to study physics all time. I have no problem in physics, more or less the same with maths,’ he said.

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  • Sanjay Dutt and Govinda in Dil Mein Baji Guitar

    Arrey control yaar…. By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 30, 2008 – 18:36 IST LINK Subhash Ghai has worked with many big actors in his illustrious career. He is now all set to bring together the hit pair of Govinda and Sanjay Dutt together again in his forthcoming film. Bollywood Hungama spoke with the Showman himself to get some more details. “Yes, this project is on the proposal stages .We have signed Govinda, but have yet to confirm Sanjay’s dates for this film. The film is titled Dil Mein Baji Guitar and would be directed by Hadi Ali Abrar, a new and talented director. He has got a brilliant script, full of comedy and emotions. So I liked the film.” It may be recollected that

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  • Govinda plays a virgin in Jagmohan Mundhra’s next

    IF any actor could pull this part off..it’s Govinda..lol!!! Can’t wait:-)!By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 30, 2008 – 18:19 IST LINK Govinda is all geared up to play a 40 year old virgin in an untitled venture directed by Jagmohan Mundhra. The film will be co-produced by Sanddeep Kapur and Anuj Sharma under Promodome and Sishty Creations. Putting an end to the rumour about the film being made in English language, one of the producers Sanddeep Kapur informs, “The film loosely inspired by Hollywood comedy The 40 Year Old Virgin is a comic caper which will be made in Hindi.” He goes on to add, “We will have Amrita Rao playing the hot chick of UK based Govinda who plays a 40 year old

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