Monthly Archives: November 2008

Bollywood meets Dickens

Mumbai may be reeling after the terror strikes, but Slumdog Millionaire, a film about a Mumbai slum kid rising to the top of Kaun Banega Crorepati, is making waves in the West. Sandip Roy meets its director Danny Boyle Anil Kapoor was nervous about his first English film. “He kept saying, don’t be frightened to

Voice politics

LINK Jumbo, the animation film for children and families which is being heavily promoted by Akshay Kumar, has been seeing some rather jumbo-sized politics backstage. The whisper is that Akki was paid a hefty Rs 9-crore fee by Percept, only for lending his voice to the main character, as a bait for completing their other

Slumdog scoops Indie film awards

Slumdog scoops Indie film awards Slumdog Millionaire sees a young boy enter Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? A movie about a poor Indian boy who wins a game show fortune has taken three prizes, including best film, at the British Independent Film Awards. Slumdog Millionaire, which is not out in the UK until January,

Hrithik tops Cosmopolitan Sexiest Men

We generally see sexy babes toplist by number of magazines like Maxim. Cosmopolitan does the role reversal with its list of ‘Cosmos 20 Sexiest Men’. Hrithik Roshan tops the list followed by: Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Kunal Kapoor. List feature some of the popular and well known faces from bollywood like Shahrukh, Aamir, Saif,

God Tussi Great Ho Emerges A Success

God Tussi Great Ho which did poor business at the box office apart from a few single screens has emerged a success on the Home Video circuit. The film has very good DVD/VCD sales across the country since it was released by T-Series last month. Singh Is Kinng leads on the Home Video market and

What They Hate About Mumbai (NY Times)

November 29, 2008 Op-Ed Contributor What They Hate About Mumbai By SUKETU MEHTA link MY bleeding city. My poor great bleeding heart of a city. Why do they go after Mumbai? There’s something about this island-state that appalls religious extremists, Hindus and Muslims alike. Perhaps because Mumbai stands for lucre, profane dreams and an indiscriminate

JayShah’s Saturday Box Office Column – Yuvvraaj extremely poor, Dostana registers significant fall…

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

Rudresh’s Box Office : Week 28-11-08

Salman and Anil Starrer Yuvraj opened to Poor response all over the country.The movie has collected around 11 Crore in the first week accross the country.Movie has performed better in smaller centers as compare to big centers.Smaller center collections are double of collections of Dostana in second week, where as in bigger cities and metros

From Anushka to RNBDJ’s Taani; The real story!

LINK That Anushka Sharma is a model from Bangalore is a fact well known to one and all, but as always we bring you exclusive inside details about Anushka Sharma, the hottest new find (after Deepika Padukone) in Bollywood. Anushka comes from a very disciplined army family background. Her father is an army officer and