Monthly Archives: September 2009

TZP and JA at 26th Annual Bogocine Film Festival

The Empty Nest, Inglourious Basterds, and Broken Embraces are just a few of the films to be showcased at the event, which will pay tribute to India. The festival will be officially opened Thursday with a screening of Hindi Film Taare Zamen, by director Aamir Khan. In 2009 Bogocine’s guest of honour is the nation

Will Blue be worth the trip to the theater?

Akshay Kumar is in serious need of a hit, after consecutive flops such as Chandni Chowk to China, 8×10 Tasveer and the critically panned Kambakkht Ishq. Jumbo, for which he lent his voice also bombed at the box office when it released alongside Ghajini last December. So will Blue be Akki’s big turnaround?

Julia Roberts’ Indian Film Set Under Tight Security

MIRZAPUR, India – Young boys climbed trees and villagers crowded rooftops in a tiny dusty village in northern India Sunday to catch a glimpse of Academy Award winner Julia Roberts shooting her new film, “Eat, Pray, Love.” Scores of policemen, armed with bamboo sticks, private guards and plainclothes security guards kept curious visitors at bay

India out of Champions Trophy

(Doggie Dhoni has done it again. After the world twenty20 humiliation, India has another disgraceful exit. Trying to save good friend RP Singh, he repeatedly kept Praveen Kumar on the bench, knowing fully well that if given a chance Praveen will make sure that RP gets no more chances, and that is how it happened

Mann – Straight From Heart

Wonderful thing about script and screenplay is that with every subsequent visit, you will more connect with emotional vibrant of content. The basic premise is very simple, and frankly, we have seen most of the first half in other movies.  The reason Mann works so well pre-intermission is because of the novelty (and proceedings) of

My thoughts on ATHADU (Telugu, 2005)

Following on from my POKIRI and OKKADU reviews. From the three Mahesh Babu films I’ve seen I would take OKKADU and then POKIRI followed lastly by ATHADU. The film was remade recently as EK-THE POWER OF ONE with Bobby Deol doing a wooden act. Incidentially, both films have shades of Raj Kanwar’s earlier hit BADAL

Wanted collects 11.50 crore nett over its second weekend

Courtesy: boxofficeindia.com The film should cross 50 crore nett by the end of week two. Tuesday 28th September 2009 12.30 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Wanted has grossed around 11.50 crore nett over its second weekend which included Dusshera Monday. The film now has an 11 day total of near 45.75 crore nett. Wanted continues to

Amazing Roger Deakins Interview.

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC explores the existential perils of the American West inThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and No Country for Old Men. Interview by Stephen Pizzello and Jean Oppenheimer Edited by Stephen Pizzello and Rachael K. Bosley Unit Photography by Kimberly French (Jesse James) and Richard Foreman, SMPSP (No

Salman Khan gets single screens back in business again

MUMBAI: “We have come out from the ICU,” declares Mumbai’s largest single screens G-7 owner Manoj Desai. With the release of Salman Khan starrer – Wanted, there has been a huge influx of film audiences rushing into theatres to catch the actor’s latest theatrics. With the Eid holidays coinciding with the release of the film,

Variety review of Road

An Indian Films (India) presentation of an August Entertainment (U.S.) production in association with Studio 18. (International sales: Fortissimo Films, Amsterdam.) Produced by Susan B. Landau, Ross Katz. Executive producers, Vandana Malik, Sanjay Ray Chaudhuri. Co-producers, Sopan Muller, Fred Berger. Directed, written by Dev Benegal. With: Abhay Deol, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Mohammed Faizal Usmani.

Roman Polanski arrest: Hollywood unites in his defence

The surprise detention of Roman Polanski has been met with indignation in Hollywood and sparked a flurry of media speculation over the real reason behind Saturday night’s arrest in Zurich. Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has got behind a campaign by French film-makers calling on US authorities not to extradite the Oscar-winning Polish director in connection

Wanted Has 11.5 Crore Nett Extended Weekend

LINK Wanted has grossed around 11.50 crore nett over its second weekend which included Dusshera Monday. The film now has an 11 day total of near 45.75 crore nett. Wanted continues to perform fabulously at single screens all over with hindi belt showing hardly any drops from first weekend. Multiplexes in the big cities are

Diwali Clash – All The Best

We will see three promising movies this Diwali, All The Best(Ajay Devgun/Sanjay Dutt), BlueMain aur Mrs. Khanna(Salman Khan). All these movies belongs to different genre of comedy(ATB), Adventure(BLUE) and Romance(MAMK). As far as opening is concerned there should be one movie which should cut above the rest. For opening, I bet for All The Best because

Wanted – Radhey Radhey

Finally bollywood finds its new Desi SuperHero Radhey, who don’t have power to fly like fussy Superman, doesn’t possess Spider power, don’t have ‘X” factor, but have ROCK SOLID PUNCH to demolish 10-15 at one go, whose presence even scare his own girlfriend, who don’t listen even himself once committed. Radhey – we HAIL you!!

Revisit : Sarkar Raj

[The movie marks the stamp of genius in every frame by Ram gopal verma, After some debacles specially Aag, RGV made great comeback, there were many uphill tasks for RGV to accomplish, First Sarkar raj need to be as par standards as its prequel Sarkar, as sequels are not dicey task, expectations Level has already

“Singh Is Kinng-2 will have to be a more sensible film’

Director-producer Vipul Shah talks about his forthcoming, London Dreams and how people are losing patience with no brainers Q: Seems a bit odd that you chose Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan for London Dreams. Both are macho looking and neither of them have a rock star image so to say…so how did the casting come

Wanted First Week Collections Around India

www.boxofficeindia.com India’s premier box office site Wanted first week nett business has come out at just over 34 crore with a huge distributor share of 21.75 crore. Below are the collections of Wanted from around India. Wanted – Week One (One Cinema Unless Stated) Mumbai/Thane – 4,79,34,901 from 107 cinemas

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