Monthly Archives: February 2009

Taliban could take over Karachi: Report

http://www.rediff.com/news/2009/feb/28taliban-could-take-over-karachi-says-report.htm Taliban [Images] militants have established secret hideouts in Karachi and it ‘could take the city hostage at any point’, according to the Pakistani police. The Special Branch of police has highlighted the presence of Taliban in Karachi in a report submitted to the Sindh government and the provincial police chief. The Taliban have ‘huge

Our awards, their awards

LINK ‘ONE OSCAR IS EQUAL TO 100 FILMFARE TROPHIES’ Anyone who watched the Oscars this Monday would’ve wondered just what it is that makes the Academy Awards such a coveted event and why an Indian award comes off as such a pathetic country cousin. The reasons have nothing to do with being in awe of

Now showing: Bollywood flop story

Mumbai: When 2008 ended with a bang — Ghajini and Rab Ne Bana di Jodi did bumper business in the month of December — the film industry was hoping that some of that success would continue in 2009 too. And with biggies like Chandni Chowk To China, Billu and Delhi-6 slated for release in the

I lost my virginity at 15

He’s more famous for his celebrity family and starlet girlfriend than for his films – but he’s already being called the face of Bollywood’s next generation. Just who does Ranbir Kapoor think he is? Written by Iain Ball Photographed by Tarun Khiwal Styled by Arjun Bhasin He’s been hailed as the new hope of Hindi

Back to reality: Father slaps ‘Slumdog’ star Azhar

Mumbai: The dream run seems to be over for Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, the child star of Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” with his father slapping him for refusing to give interviews to media. The 10-year-old child, who was plucked from a Mumbai slum to play the young Salim in the multiple-Oscar-winning movie, has been living amid

Between Reviews: And the Loser is… the Audience!

LINK MAR 1, 2009 – AFTER THE TIRESOMELY BLOATED OSCAR CEREMONY, I think it’s safe to officially declare the Golden Globes as the awards ceremony to hunker down for. For one, it’s the earliest film award of the year (I’m talking about the circussy ones, not the honourable badges of merit dispensed by sombre batches

Komal Nahta reviews DELHI 6 (along with opening day report and predictions)

Komal Nahta reviews DELHI 6 (along with opening day report and predictions) UTV Motion Pictures and Rak­eysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures Pvt. Ltd.’s Delhi-6 (UA) is about one’s roots. Roshan (Abhishek Bach­chan), born to a Hindu father, Rajan (Indrajeet Sar­kar), and a Muslim mother, Fatima (Tanvi Azmi), comes to India – Chandni Chowk area of Delhi

DELHI 6 all set to join ’30 Crore Flop Club’

DELHI 6 all set to join ’30 Crore Flop Club’ —————————————- February 28, 2009 6:29:19 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network DELHI 6 has flopped. After an ordinary opening weekend, the film continued to see a steady fall during the remainder of the week. The film has netted just a little above 20

Monkey business in the old city! review of Delhi 6

Rang De Basanti has to be a huge monkey riding on the shoulder of Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra.  After making a film that supposedly became an anthem or sorts for energizing the youth, expectations were riding very high for Delhi 6.  The film had a good amount of hype and buzz and the music was

Qalandar on the NG “Situation”

I had initially thought all this would be resolved a long long time ago, but seeing as it hasn’t been, I wanted to give my side of things prior to leaving for india and pakistan for a couple of weeks. First, as Joe DiMaggio supposedly told Paul Simon when he ran into him, I haven’t

Milliblog music review: Gulaal

Despite the film’s Prakash Jha’ish feel, Anurag Kashyap leaves his indelible stamp all over Piyush Mishra’s soundtrack. Gulaal’s music is thoughtfully thematic, atmospheric and intricately layered – almost like a hinterland version of Dev.D! More here Listen to the songs here

Celebs pick their Best Film of 2008

TOI Get ready for the glittering night of the 54th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008, scheduled for February 28, 2009 Movies that are nominated under the Best Film category this year are Dostana, Ghajini, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Jodhaa Akbar, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Rock On! While Rab ne … and Ghajini have

SO BILLU FINALLY FLOPS!

This should satisfy SRK detractors but the bad news for them is that Billu is not an SRK-lead movie and so is not in anyway affected standingwise. His position is fixed liked the northern star! So any funny attempt to make Billu’s failure look like an SRK failure as an actor rather than a producer

Sachin Tendulkar at Madame Tussauds wax museum

LINK Sachin Tendulkar reached a new level of fame yesterday when it was announced that a wax figure of his will be part of internationally renowned Madame Tussauds, London in April. Tendulkar will join Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan and fellow cricket legends Brain Lara and Shane Warne,

The amazing ‘ Twilight Players’ of Dev D

They are the trio that breaks into groovy open-hand dances under frosty blue neon lights in Anuraag Kashyap’s Dev D. And as Dev sinks deeper into his hallucinations, they reappear with their gravity-defying gyrations in the songs Nayan tarse and Pardesi, lending the moments their psychedelic stupor. They are the Twilight Players, a group of

The Box Office Events of this Decade

The nineties were dominated by the Khan-daan – the trio of SRK, Salman and Aamir (in that order). A quick recap of the box-office events of the nineties makes it even more obvious: 1. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun: 60-65 cr 2. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: 55-60 cr 3. Raja Hindustani: approx 50 cr 4. Kuch

Rajiv Menon’s Abhi – Ash starrer is titled ‘Dhun’

LINK Ace cinematographer Rajiv Menon captured some really beautiful moments between Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Guru’. Now Rajiv is all set to direct Bollywood’s most talked about couple in his next film. Reporters spoke to the South based cinematographer who confirmed the news. “Yes…Abhishek and Aishwarya are starring in my

Chacha Chowdhary, Pinki, Sabu to hit the silver screen soon

Link By Money Sharma, February 27, 2009 – 15:00 IST Chacha Chowdhary, Pinki and Sabu who have entertained a range of generations through the comic books, are all gearing up to hit the silver screen, TV and video game platform, soon. Diamond Comics, the owner of these characters, has tied up with License India, which is

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