24 Comments

  1. neelu
    neelu
    December 27, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Mani is abandoning Abhishek for a more youthful talent? ;-)

  2. rohitkarnbatra
    rohitkarnbatra
    December 27, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    I think so neelu. I think Raavana will be AB/Mani’s last collaboration.

    Incidentally, I think Raavana will be a good film – the concept sounds exciting.

  3. utkal
    utkal
    December 27, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    It is good to see mani working on films written by a young writer like Renil. I think infusion of fresh ideas will create exciting results.

  4. rohitkarnbatra
    rohitkarnbatra
    December 27, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Exactly Utkal. Also I think that ARR’s music will be fresher here too.

    I’m glad he want away from Anurag Kashyap – change is good.

  5. Arun
    Arun
    December 27, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Mani is a great visionary and it’s always a pleasure to work with him. When I did Raavana the whole idea was to flip the moral issue.

    Sounds exciting!

  6. Qalandar
    Qalandar
    December 27, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    It is not only “new” but also “traditional”, in the sense that there is a tradition among Southern Indian Ramayanas of a more sympathetic portrayal of Raavana — and this combo of old and new is great to see!

  7. satyam
    satyam
    December 27, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    I am bit skeptical about this story! If Rathnam’s doing this he’d be beginning a film right as soon as he finished the current bilingual. Would be a little odd for him. Let’s see what happens. The Abhishek/Rathnam deal is a permanent one as far as I can tell. But let’s see if this film actually begins. Lajjo seemed a certain deal at one point. I would be interested in confirmation of this elsewhere. This is only the Mumbai Mirror! The same source that has had multiple articles on RNBDJ not doing too well!

  8. satyam
    satyam
    December 27, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    Incidentally the media went on forever that Abhishek was ‘Ram’ in the current film. Every media source imaginable carried this story. It was false. Then there was the D6 fiasco. Of course Abhishek is now in Mehra’s next film also!

    This is not to suggest that Rathnam couldn’t do a film with another actor. He was after all planning to do Lajjo. But I would just prefer confirmation on this and wait for the film to roll!

  9. satyam
    satyam
    December 27, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Of course one also notes with some amusement this Abhishek/Ranbir double that the media sometimes creates and the partisans on this forum create more often! It’s the SRK partisans who are mysteriously the biggest Ranbir fans! Allow me to be a little skeptical! leaving this aside the idea that Ranbir is competing with Abhishek (could there be two more opposite types?!) is probably absurd to anyone who uses a brain not just as a biological necessity!

    The real double in this sense is Abhishek/Hrithik. For many reasons. One ‘fantasmically’ completes the other. These two are completely ‘unlike’ also but twinned by reasons of birth/origin and of course in other senses. Abhishek is what the passionate Hrithik admirer is most uneasy about much as Aamir similarly disturbs the SRK fan the most. But these two sometimes cross over. Not too many Hrithik fans (in the sense of partisans) love Aamir; similarly not many SRK partisans have any love for Abhishek to put it kindly!

    Even in the most partisan debates, even in the most seemingly mindless discussions something serious is always revealed.

  10. Julie
    Julie
    December 28, 2008 at 4:10 AM

    This if happens would be definitley something I would look forward to.

    It is with sheer amusement one notes the partisan fans of Abhishek firing missiles once again and the target always seems to be the SRK and Hritik fans when in this instance specifically it is Mani’s own decision if this news has any element of truth. That Abhishek fantastimically completes Hritik is a mere wishful thinking again by partisan fans of the former. They have been living in a dreamland since Hritik walked away with all the accolade in D2 and Abhi Baby just looked on and defaced all their efforts in obstructing JA’s fate at the BO. If you can’t ventilate anger in other ways, then start hitting out at fans. The immediate retort by such partisans is well err “what about MPKD” then the response is you don’t have to look any further than the latest mishap yet again of AB junior “Drona”(a Krrish wannabee).

  11. satyam
    satyam
    December 28, 2008 at 7:08 AM

    Julie: With all due respect I have never been part of an Abhishek fan club…!

    It is the uses to which any story is put that matters. Not just the story itself. Much as it is the uses to which the box office is put. One of course always ‘denies’ things.. but behind the denials lie extraordinary affirmations..!

  12. satyam
    satyam
    December 28, 2008 at 7:20 AM

    My reading of Bollywood cinema, my understanding of the medium, and all ‘predictions’ that I base on such has never really depended on the ‘obvious’ in any pedestrian sense of the term. For example I am not surprised by the Ghajini opening because I always thought Aamir enough of a star to be able to put up openings better or on par with the very best if he attempted the right subject. I think I’ve been arguing this forever when many here though I was overdoing things. So ‘after the fact’ it’s easy to say any number of things but that’s not exactly analysis. Whether it is stars or films I like or not I am never interested in these sorts of pedestrian statements. At the same time (I cannot argue this for most of the people who’ve tussled with me) I have never said things I don’t sincerely believe in no matter how much I am provoked. I should also say this aabout the opposition. People have a habit of saying exactly the same things about stars no matter what phase the star is going through. So those who were knocking Abhishek after JBJ or Drona or what have you were actually saying the very same things after Guru! The only difference was that at that time they weren’t willing to accept Guru was a success or even if it was that it meant anything and so forth. When he actually failed this excuse was no longer needed! Similarly whether it’s Hrithik post-MPDKH or post D2/Krrish the very same things are said. SRK could be post KANK or post CDI/OSO. Again the very same stuff. Akshay was ‘denied’ for the longest time till he got enough hits to make the whole point absurd! Much as Aamir after Ghajini makes any questioning of his stardom a little idiotic. So it’s not as if one has been very neutral otherwise! Again anecdotal stuff is brought up not as an analytic tool but in denial of the box office. Inconvenient bits of evidence are ignored or denied. So on and so forth. People who do this stuff don’t realize how easily they reveal themselves. For example with all the people I’ve argued with over the years I can tell fairly easily how sincere each argument is, how much one ‘debater’ or the the other is trying to ‘repress’ things, how much the propaganda is sincerely believed. Etc etc etc. I’ve said this from the very beginning. People don’t get mad at me because I say things they don’t like. They get mad because they recognize at the very least a kernel of truth. There’s no point in denying all of this. The reactions say it all!

  13. johnnybrutal
    johnnybrutal
    December 28, 2008 at 7:23 AM

    “With all due respect I have never been part of an Abhishek fan club…!”

    Finally the truth, it’s always been the fanatic club

  14. satyam
    satyam
    December 28, 2008 at 7:41 AM

    Johnnybrutal: Yes I concede I am a fanatic who did not want RNBDJ ‘not screened’ in Pakistan when many of the folks you would find common cause with were suggesting exactly this!

    The ‘Abhishek fan club’ reference is a bit of sarcasm on my part that certain folks here will understand.

  15. neelu
    neelu
    December 28, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    ROFL – imgr8, reality check is needed and how!

  16. A C H I L L E S
    A C H I L L E S
    December 28, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Abhishek without Ratnam is a scary thought! Cant blame anyone who likes Abhi to be least enthusiastic on this news.

  17. Qalandar
    Qalandar
    December 28, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    I’ll always look forward to a Rathnam film, whether Abhishek is in it or Ranbir is.

    imgr8: initially media reports had said that Ranbir was in Rathnam’s next film, and mumbai mirror or mid-day had even purported to quote him to that effect — but then Rathnam started “Raavan”; so is this a different film with Ranbir, or was he always supposed to do this one? The story seems interesting (albeit with a “Namesake”-hangover perhaps); as I had said with Laajo, it is an odd subject for Rathnam to undertake.

    My own hunch: there might well be a Rathnam/Ranbir film, but I suspect it won’t be this story.

  18. Qalandar
    Qalandar
    December 28, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    I see, thanks. Ranbir has got a pretty good line-up of projects; it is good to see him trying to do work that hopefully ensures his development as an actor rather than do a string of Bachna Ae Haseenon-types of films with Yash Raj etc.

  19. satyam
    satyam
    December 29, 2008 at 5:58 AM

    Imgr8: you’ve probably missed some of the politics on Abhishek/Ranbir by some esteemed members here! Some of it is on display on this very thread!

    I would always wait for any Rathnam movie.. I am with Qalandar on this! By the way Rathnam was supposed to do Lajjo with Aamir after Guru. It was all set. Then things changed. I didn’t have a problem with that either! I do agree with Qalandar that this is an odd subject for Rathnam at this stage of his career.

    In any case will wait for this film to actually roll..

  20. satyam
    satyam
    December 29, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Incidentally Imgr8, I was I believe defending Ranbir when Saawariya was releasing and some here suggested he looked ‘gay’. And made all kinds of jokes about him. One of the counter-arguments I offered was that hrithik and Abhishek had both won gay icon awards! I can pull up that thread. I spent a fair bit of time arguing this.

    As I forever tell people here when I make comments I am very clear to separate my views on the ‘thing itself’ from those where I am addressing the politics of some folks here. I’ve done this with many stars.

    Rathnam doing a film with Ranbir isn’t odd. I just find it surprising that he’s willing to do them back to back since he normally doesn’t do this. With Abhishek he has three films already. Between Yuva and Guru there were 2.5 years, between Guru and the current film it will probably be the same gap. So even when he wasn’t doing films with other actors there was a gap. Because a director doesn’t start things right away but also the star also has other projects. So Abhishek for example has the Rohan film right after the Rathnam one, there’s the Balki film at some point. There’s another Mehra film but not sure when this begins.

    But to the extent that people start suggesting in rather silly fashion that Rathnam’s dropping Abhishek or whatever that’s what I’m addressing. If Rathnam does a film with Ranbir it doesn’t mean very much to me as far as the Rathnam/Abhishek history is concerned. Much as when Rathnam was planning Lajjo with Aamir I always knew that there would be an Abhishek project eventually on the cards.

    By the way I don’t believe competition does or does not exist based on ‘seniority’. That is irrelevant for the most part. What matters is the kind of persona a star has and whether this can be easily substituted by the competitors. So on and so forth.

    Having said all of this, and since your comment goes in my view beyond the bounds of an ‘impersonal’ response (it’s amply clear from my comment that the politics of others is being addressed, beyond this I had some doubts about the film and storyline and still do), I should say that you are hardly ‘neutral’ when it comes to Ranbir!

Page 1 of 1

Post Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

kamagra polo cheap metformin xr 500 mg viagra buy sildenafil soft generic viagra generic xenical reviews generic zoloft fatigue generic viagra help prednisone injection8 mg zithromax 500 mg bijsluiter cumpar cialis 50mg nexium 40mg tablets xenical 120 mg malaysia buy taladafil viagra generic dapoxetine online prednisone 5 mg ingredients propranolol inderal 10mg propecia online india tifa generic viagra propecia 1mg canada viagra buy sample precio viagra 50 mg prednisone teva 5 mg viagra online legality viagra generic medication online generic viagra caver generic cialis tablet nexium 40 mg buy cialis delivery kamagra 50mg kaufen viagra 100mg paypal levitra generics24 synthroid 50mg cialis 5 mg brasil lasix 25 mg torrinomedica thuoc bactrim 960 mg buy xenical miami celebrex 200mg notice cheapest viagra 150 mg farmaci generici levitra clomid 100mg days 3 7 generic viagra purchase doxycycline 100mg online cialis 5mg alot order cialis here levitra 20mg canadian zithromax dosage 600 mg levitra odt 10mg cheapest 1 mg propecia cialis mg size lisinopril 5 mg cena nexium 200mg medexpressrx generic viagra stopping zoloft 50 mg indikasi celebrex 100 mg lasix order online lexapro 20 mg used online eczane cialis buy cialis italy cialis 5mg gener indications zoloft 50 mg priligy generico portugal buy 30 mg prednisone viagra online cheap .68 valtrex 1000 mg online cialis dreampharmaceuticalscom online lexapro 10 mg buy cialis 100mg 20mg lasix 100 mg online name generic cialis viagra online faq toronto buy viagra diflucan 100 mg generic overnight levitra orders medicamento buspar 10 mg posologie augmentin 500 mg 20mg lexapro ocd mens viagra online propecia buy online clomid 100mg bula propecia orders twins 25 mg clomid levitra 10 mg indicazioni zoloft 50 mg erfahrungsberichte celebrex 200 mg capsules 500mg cipro strep clomid 100 mg capsules cialis buy quebec lisinopril 5 mg overdose cheap levitra brand buy injectable zithromax viagra 100mg de generic name metformin cheapest cialis generic mejor cialis generico cialis generique 60mg lisinopril 10 mg diuretic prednisone mg tablets clomid 50mg dose generic levitra professional 30mg of cialis cialis 10mg pills buspar 10mg information lasix 20 mg furosemida levitra buy singapore 50 mg synthroid dosage hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg dosage lexapro generic price much generic nexium lasix 40 mg erfahrungsberichte cialis europe online buy zoloft without taking 5mg cialis amoxil 250 mg dose viagra bh mg valtrex 500mg nebenwirkungen metformin pills online generic cialis free wellbutrin generic npr doxycycline 100mg hond levitra 10mg odt lasix 500 mg fiyati buy doxycycline inj. buy 40 mg levitra augmentin 500 mg dosage cialis 5 mg take discreet viagra online acheter cialis 40 mg generico viagra yahoo strattera 40mg dosis 20 mg cialis reviews zovirax 400mg dose generic xenical bestellen generic cialis alldaychemist cialis dose 2 10mg 1 cialis 5mg lexapro generic of cialis 25mgs generic viagra levitra obat levitra 20 mg buy 500 mg zithromax cialis 20mg ftbl viagra generic review generic synthroid 25mg viagra fiyati propranolol dak 10mg generic lexapro 10mg cialis 20 mg fiyat cialis 5mg efficace viagra generico pfizer generic cialis nosebleed viagra generico brasile will celebrex generic get generic propecia viagra prix 50 mg cialis prices 20mg viagra online jamaica erythromycin 5oomg propranolol 10 mg tabletas take 2 10 mg levitra cheap fast viagra hctz 25 lisinopril 20 mg paypal viagra generic nexium 40 mg vaistai buy viagra phitzer strattera generic 2011 cheapest levitra cialis buy doxycycline online propecia 1mg buy buy clomid bangalore lisinopril 10 mg generic viagra cheap store nexium 20 mg tabletten wellbutrin buy cheap generic zoloft heartburn levitra 20mg 12 st jual levitra 10mg kamagra 200 mg gel periactin online zoloft 200 mg breastfeeding clomid kaufen online acquisti online viagra cheapest uk cialis cialis 5mg recreational antibiotico cipro 500mg buy fda cialis nexium mups 2.5 mg clomid 100mg kopen viagra revieves online priligy 90 mg bootleg online cialis viagra online siparis 40 mg nolvadex gyno wellbutrin xr 450 mg levitra 10mg avis cialis 20 mg drunk garlic 1000 mg doxycycline cialis uk 100mg cialis 20 mg last celebrex 400 mg capsules cat 50 mg doxycycline wellbutrin xl generic 150 propecia buy cheap 5mg daily cialis diflucan 200 mg dogs cialis 100mg order order doxycycline online buy lasix 100 mg generic 40 mg cialis order viagra generic cialis generic safe hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg buy celebrex 400mg kamagra 100mg teilen viagra buy soho offerta cialis online stopping prednisone 20 mg lexapro generics walgreens prospecto viagra 50 mg buy viagra jelly xenical buy singapore clomid 25 mg pct augmentin bd 1000 mg kamagra 100mg cialis 5 mg prospect nolvadex generic drug viagra online nyc 100 to 150 mg zoloft propranolol 40mg ansiedade buying zithromax canada cialis 100mg japan viagra 50 mg administrare cialis 5 mg dzialanie viagra 50 mg erfahrung buy kamagra brighton buy viagra 25 mg zithromax injection 500mg medication lisinopril 10 mg lexapro generic company viagra 20 mg fiyati cipro buy uk lexapro escitalopram 20 mg online prescription diflucan cialis medistar 20 mg 1000 mg of zoloft generic metformin 500 mg viagra cpr 50 mg 20 mg cialis safe clomid 100mg bijsluiter generic viagra malaysia 60 mg of lexapro cialis 5mg wirkungsdauer online viagra support wellbutrin buy canada 28 x 5 mg cialis cialis 5mg eu viagra generic lozenge buy periactin tablets doxycycline 100 mg msds propecia generic buy cialis 5 mg filmtabletta lasix 40 mg rezeptfrei propecia 0.5 mg generic viagra cream 200 mg generic viagra venta xenical online cialis 5mg anwendung buying cialis china augmentin pediatrico 200 mg buy amoxil uk zithromax 1000 mg buy buy zithromax paypal cheap prescription cialis women generic viagra lisinopril 40 mg cost kamagra brausetabletten 100mg levitra 20 mg treatment amoxil 500 mg precio buy proscar propecia doxycycline acne online 100 mg generic cialis viagra sicher online amoxil 500 mg tabletas 100mg clomid twins cialis 50 mg fiyat effetto cialis 5 mg doxycycline 100mg bula glucophage 500mg generic strattera usa lisinopril mylan generics celebrex 200mg online diflucan 2oo mg prednisone 20 mg sinusitis nolvadex buy pct viagra online sample nebenwirkungen kamagra 100mg generic viagra risks levitra 20mg rezeptfrei buy 25 mg doxycycline abra generic viagra 4000 mg valtrex generic buspar pastillas metformin 850 mg generic wellbutrin xl 300 generic 80 mg lasix prednisone 5mg ear viagra online prescription nexium 20 mg prospecto 5 mg lexapro usage lexapro buy cheap 40 mg prednisone taper levitra canada cheap prijs xenical 120 mg viagra prices generic viagra online.it efeito viagra generico capsulas xenical 120 mg buy generic zovirax glucophage generic metformin lasix 500mg price generic levitra brazil online levitra rx herbal 600mg viagra 3000 mg of metformin buy 40mg cialis levitra 10mg harga zithromax 250mg nolvadex 20 mg filmtabletten periactin 4 mg wikipedia generic cialis 10 omg erythromycin creme buy apo metformin 850 mg lexapro 10 mg ocd diflucan 50mg used xenical 120mg capsules cialis 20mg slovenia kamagra chewable buy order kamagra ireland 1000 mg zithromax chlamydia purchase zovirax online medicament prednisone 50mg valtrex 500 mg caplets cialis online france prednisone 5 mg doesepak cialis lilly 20mg buy priligy dapoxetine prednisone 40 mgs cialis 20 mg bestellen erythromycin 125mg 5ml lisinopril 20 mg cost metformin sr 500 mg amoxil 500 mg embarazo lupin lisinopril 5 mg anxiety disorder buspar propranolol 40 mg buy hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg info levitra 30 mg buy cialis chennai viagra brand 150mg buy zithromax iv 600 mg wellbutrin erowid notice levitra 20mg synthroid 0 075mg posologie levitra 10 mg propranolol 1 mg 1ml 20 mg cialis canada cialis 5mg ara buy 100mg clomid clomid 150mg follistim doxycycline buy canada lasix 20 generico generic viagra nz propranolol de 40 mg levitra 20 mg cheap diflucan de 200 mg nolvadex 40mg buy buy amoxil online nexium generic alternative price viagra online buy cialis stuttgart levitra 10mg paypal generic name bactrim taking 100mg zoloft metformin prescription online lisinopril 5mg itching order viagra usa zithromax 1 gm online strattera vs generic dapoxetine buy canada cialis onlinefree viagra generika 100mg rate generic viagra reliable online cialis generic propecia india generico do clomid bactrim forte 480 mg levitra 20 mg duration cheapest levitra professional cipro 500 mg antibiotics cialis 10 mg confezioni clomid 50 mg steroid viagra 100 mg precio cheap flavo kamagra cheap clomid usa viagra 100 mg etkileri cialis 20mg china 137 mg of synthroid generic cialis exporters viagra generic usa online viagra drugs online pharmacy kamagra buying viagra cvs diflucan 200 mg capsule prednisone 20 mg daily viagra 100 mg day generic 25mg viagra cialis 5mg faq kamagra uk generic 80mg cialis flashback info celebrex 200 mg kegunaan doxycycline 100 mg cialis 5mg journalier generic of lasix viagra 50 y 100 mg 25mg viagra description cheap strattera canada 150mg viagra online cheap cialis 2.5 fedex 5 mg of cialis 50 mg of lexapro viagra generico 300mg valtrex generic canada 100mg viagra etkisi amoxil online cats 40 mg lasix furosemide nexium 20mg breastfeeding 50 mg clomid triplets augmentin compresse 500 mg cialis 200mg efectos buy viagra winnipeg steroids nolvadex buy propranolol 15mg cheap gerne cialis 1 cheap viagra levitra 20 mg generic nexium 40 mg treatment cipla lexapro buy buy xenical sydney effetti viagra 100 mg cytotec misoprostol genericos buy cipro drug 800 mg bactrim dosage formula nexium 40mg lasix 200 mg iv buy clomid philippines diflucan 200 mg compresse zovirax 400 mg dosing lexapro online 5mg wellbutrin 75 mg dose 800 mg chineese viagra cheap cialis deals propranolol 10 mg erowid levitra 5 mg bayer genuine 5mg cialis cialis online belgrade diflucan 100mg pret levitra 20 mg australia buy viagra dhaka bula bactrim 200mg 80 mg levitra cialis 800 mg black cheapest generic levitra cipro 500mg bid buy medistar cialis injecting 80 mg cialis kamagra 25mg use nolvadex generic online nexium 40 mg blist lexapro 10mg forum cialis 5mg england generic viagra ciple cialis 2.5 mg coupon nexium 40 mg vo cialis 20 mg avis Levitra pills Buy cialis online florida viagra 25mg enough 20mg lisinopril brands order clomid forum 450 mg wellbutrin daily cialis india online zoloft mg dose viagra 25mg cost generic nolvadex bodybuilding buy genuine levitra hydrochlorothiazide tab 12.5 mg generic cialis, 40mg metformin 500 mg preis augmentin 312 mg 5ml cialis 20 mg 4 tb celebrex 200 mg contraindicaciones