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  • Quantum of Solace to release in India prior to the US

    LINK Mumbai: Sony Pictures’ 22nd James Bond installment Quantum of Solace starring Daniel Craig will be releasing in India on 7 November prior to its US release. However, the movie will be first released in the UK where it hits screens on 31 October. Quantum of Solace’s US release has been scheduled for 14 November to coincide with the long Thanksgiving weekend. This is for the first time in the history of Hollywood that a film will release first in India, followed by the US.

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  • Big B, SRK, Akki, who’s bigger?

    Link The newly emerged KINNG of Bollywood Akshay Kumar or Akki, as rightly called, is definitely riding high. With back–to–back hits he has proved to be the star with the Midas touch with all of his films proving to be winners for the producers. This in turn soar his demand in the market and placed him among the top league of Bollywood. After conquering Box–office, Akki has also become King of the ad world. A couple of days back he was appointed as the new brand ambassador for Levi’s jeans ’501′ brand. And if all this was not enough than here is one more reason for Akki to be rightly called as the ‘King’ of tinsel town. As per the latest reports, Bollywood Superstar Akshay

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  • Kidnap All Set To Win Initial Eid Battle

    Despite Imran acting horrendously in the promos, I am gonna watch Kidnap just for Baba! LINK Kidnap All Set To Win Initial Eid Battle Tuesday 30th September 2008 09.00 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

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  • Superstars Amitabh Bachchan and SRK……

    “Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are the icons that made Indian films cross over to around five per cent of the white filmgoers too. Their charisma and fan-following cut across faiths, nationalities and even the boundary of Britain. “SRK has”, said Rachel Dwyer, professor of arts and culture at SOAS and expert on Indian cinema, “a hysterical female following in Germany. And Amitabh has influence the world over. It is their personality and their peculiar magnetism that has made them most popular and known actors over the world, despite the glamour of Hollywood stars.” LINK – http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=&id=44294ce5-9b84-49be-81c8-fa49095befbd&&Headline=Under+Bolly+spell FULL ARTICLE It’s that time of the year on London’s cinematic calendar, The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival. Amidst feature films from 43 countries, the organisers

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  • The Statesman – Action Replay

    A historical works best when there is already an audience-connect but awareness of Indian history is abysmally low worldwide. Then why are directors eager to make films inspired by historic characters, asks Derek Bose Sushmita Sen wants to make a film, Jhansi Ki Rani. It would mark her debut as director and more importantly, give her the “opportunity of a lifetime” to play the legendary queen who took on the British might in India 150 years ago. According to Sen, she has spent more than two years researching for this “dream role” and it would take another two years before the film hits the screen. Meanwhile, Ashutosh Gowarikar would be continuing on his trip back in time (after Jodhaa Akbar) with his adaptation of Manini

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  • Subhash K Jha on Kites

    While stories about all kinds of calamities, manmade and otherwise, are filtering in from the US regarding Anurag Basu’s now-you-steamy-no-you-don’t film Kites, father and son Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan are happily shooting the film to complete it in the first week of October. Though the original Director of Photography Bobby Singh has opted out, the Roshans claim there was no illwill involved in the changeover. Says Hrithik from Las Vegas, “It was an amicable split. Now Ayananka Bose is doing it.” Ayananka Bose who was a former assistant to the well-known cinematographer Ravi Chandran has shot Yashraj Films’ Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom.

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  • Akshay keen to be Tipu Sultan

    Link He’s played all kinds of characters on screen, now Akshay Kumar is ready to appear as a freedom fighter.And not just any freedom fighter… but the legendary Tipu Sultan. He’s likely to produce this film himself, sources say, because he finds the subject very intriguing. Aware of how huge the subject is, and eager to chronicle Tipu Sultan’s freedom struggle accurately, Akshay is looking into research on this historical figure and planning a grand portrayal of the man on screen. He may tie up with a big production house, because it will be a mega budget film with himself in the lead, added the sources. Tipu Sultan was the subject of a teleserial made by Sanjay Khan years ago. The sets had got gutted

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  • Kites brings out Hrithik’s sensuous side

    LINK Hrithik Roshan sizzles with Latin actress Barbara Mori in Kites. The film by Anurag Basu is being touted as featuring the Bollywood superhero’s most sensuous role till date. “The two sizzle together. This is Hrithik’s most sensuous film to date. The accent here is not only on his dancing but on his ability to generate sensuality which has so far remained largely under wraps, the chemistry with Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2 notwithstanding. In Kites, Basu has shot another more sensuous side of Hrithik,” said a source close to the film.

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  • Singh Is Kinng Fetches Record Price For Home Video

    Link Singh Is Kinng has fetched a record price of five crore for its Home Video rights. The five crore price tag is what normally blockbuster films fetch from India and Overseas for Home Video but Big Home Entertainment have paid five crore for just India rights.   The VCD and DVD’s will be release around mid October and the huge price has been paid because the film will probably set new records in DVD/VCD sales going by the huge number of footfalls at the theatres and the aggressive marketing campaign for the DVD/VCD launch.

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  • An Akshayless Eid!

    Link For the past four years it has become a tradition of sorts for an Akshay Kumar starrer to release in an around the festive Eid period. The first film which started the trend was Subhash Ghai’s Abbas–Mustan directed, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor starrer, AITRAAZ (2004). Next year (2005) saw Priyadarshan’s comic caper, the Akshay Kumar and John Abraham starrer GARAM MASALA release. And the very next year it was the turn of romcom, JAAN–E–MANN co–starring, Salman Khan hitting the screens around the festive season. As if it was not enough, last year’s Eid once again saw Priyadarshan return with his favourite hero, Akshay Kumar in the comedy–horror flick, BHOOL BHULAIYAA. Barring JAAN–E–MANN which suffered at the hands of Shah Rukh Khan’s

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  • Abhishek: “One night, I went to dad’s room in the middle of the night and said to him, “I need to talk to you. I think I made a mistake. I think I am not meant to be an actor.”

    Superhero Speak By: Sarita Tanwar Date: 2008-09-30 www.mid-day.com Abhishek Bachchan has a big release this Friday. He’s zipping around promoting his film. We caught up at his Janak office to chat about the film, the controversies surrounding it and his other upcoming release. Read on for excerpts… Drona’s special effects were talked about but the promos show nothing spectacular as yet. Why? There are about 1500 special effects in the film and it becomes very tough to choose what to retain. I joke with Goldie that there’s so much in the film that we don’t know what to show and what not to. Trailers can only be a certain amount of length, so you can’t really show as much as you’d want to… Drona has

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  • Ajay to play Haji Mastan

    Ajay Devgan will play gangster Haji Mastan in Ekta Kapoor and Suniel Shetty’s film, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Ajay Devgan has been finalised to play Haji Mastan in Ekta Kapoor and Suniel Shetty’s film, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. Ajay , who signed on the dotted line last week, is quite excited about the role. This is not the first time Ajay will be playing a gangster. He had played a similar character in Ram Gopal Varma’s Company. A source said, “Both, director Milan Luthria and Suniel Shetty always wanted to cast Ajay as his physical characteristics perfectly match that of Haji Mastan. But it was only last week that Milan went to Phuket to narrate the script to Ajay, where he

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  • Son beam

    Arjun Rampal will play the title role in Kunal Avadana. Amitabh Bachchan, who plays King Ashoka, suggested that Arjun play his son in the film Thanks to Amitabh Bachchan, Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s search for the lead actor of his ambitious film Kunal Avadana is finally over. Arjun Rampal has been signed to play the title role after Bachchan, who plays King Ashoka in the film, suggested Arjun’s name to play his son, Veera Kunal. Looks like Amitabh Bachchan was quite impressed with Arjun’s acting skills after working with him in The Last Lear. Last year, Arjun played a villain in Om Shanti Om and this year he received rave reviews for his strong and silent role in Rock On!! followed by The Last Lear. A

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  • Jab We Killed Hindi

    LINK Jaya Bachchan probably doesn’t watch Bollywood fare these days. If she did, she’d realise that her recent jibe (“Hum UP waalen hain, Hindi mein ba at karenge”) was off the mark in more ways than one. For, paradoxically enough, the one element that’s fast vanishing from the Hindi film industry is Hindi itself. A mere glance at the most conspicuous part of a movie—the title—makes it clear which way the wind is blowing. Take your pick from recent titles: Singh Is Kinng , A Wednesday , Rock On , Jab We Met , Bheja Fry , Welcome , No Entry , Heyy Baby ; so much so that even the venerable Shyam Benegal’s new film, despite its solidly rural setting, goes by the incongruous

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  • Under Bolly spell

    LINK It’s that time of the year on London’s cinematic calendar, The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival. Amidst feature films from 43 countries, the organisers are promoting the event with: “Expect Bollywood glamour in the West End”. Recent figures show that Bollywood films bring in a hefty revenue — £10m to £15m every year — and that English meadows, castles and ruins have become the most sought after locations for shooting films, signs of the Bolly spell.

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  • Critics Update: ‘Hari Puttar’ & ‘Rafoo Chakkar’ Poor, All Eyes On ‘Drona’ & ‘Kidnap’

    LINK Not much was expected with this past Friday’s releases, however they still managed to under perform even the worst expectations. Both Hari Puttar – A Comedy of Terrors and Rafoo Chakkar – Fun on the Run performed extremely poorly critics. Critics joined audiences in staying away from B H Tharun Kumar’s Rafoo Chakkar – Fun on the Run . We only have 4 reviews for the film, with all four reviews being negative. With 3 reviews counted for the film’s grade, the film scores an F at a 20%. The film joins My Friend Ganesha 2 , Hastey-Hastey , Good Luck and Jimmy as the five worst reviewed films of the year (to see the best and worst movies so far of 2008, click

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