Daily Archives: December 2, 2012
My Views/Take on TALAASH
This Being My Most Awaited
Movie this Year, I am
Dissapointed to an Extent by
Reema Kagti’s Supposed
‘Supernatural’ Thriller Starts
of Well and Builds it’s Premise Interestingly thru the Marine Drive’s and Kamatipura’s of Mumbai.
Infact, the Entire Prostitution
Track Consisting of Well Cast
Unknown Actors and Nawaaz
is Highly Engaging and Gives a
Certain Raw/Real Feel to the
But, the Relatively Slow Pace
and the Unintelligent Ending
[Kareena Saving Aamir inside
the Water/Aamir Digging the Grave/Burning her Remains] Harm the Movie Big Time.
Contrary to reports that Salman Khan has changed plans for his Eid 2013 release and is now looking at remaking a South Indian film to be completed in time for Eid it has now come to light that ‘ Sher Khan’ is still on .But with a different title.
Says a source close to the project. “For reasons best known to Salman he has decided to change his character’s name. He won’t be called Sher Khan in the film.Otherwise Sohail is still directing the same script.”
Innovative Technology Brings Quality Prints To Video Parlours, Curbs Piracy
Sharmila Ganesan-Ram TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; December 2, 2012)
Opposite a cigarette shop that spells wholesale as two words, a plate full of bread pakoras and dal vadas is collecting flies. Near it, a mustachioed man waits for you to pay Rs 20. He then points to two soiled brown blankets that serve as curtains. Inside is a dim room full of testosterone—undernourished men, who look like they may be waiting for a bus, are sprawling on marble benches while others are sitting alert as the Bhojpuri film Himmatwala illuminates their faces.
What’s unusual, however, is a group of housewives, some with kids on their laps, who are sitting on the floor in the front and empathising with the actress as she drags her paralysed husband to a temple in a cycle rickshaw. This “family crowd” is a fairly new profile of customers for Mahesh Chelladurai, owner of Mahesh Video Centre in a slum near Orlem Church in Malad. It has been trickling in ever since the frenzied shakes, black-outs, unfinished frames and other side-effects of piracy vanished from his screen.
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; December 2, 2012)
Apart from husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, actress Kareena Kapoor is known to share a strong connection with all the other Bollywood Khans — Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and even Imran Khan. Having given hits with all of them, the actress herself admits to be very fond of her Khan co-stars. But now there’s another Khan she can add to that list, who incidentally is just as fond of Bebo. This Khan is Salman’s father, the veteran writer Salim Khan. He was apparently so impressed with her performance in Talaash that he called her up early in the morning to congratulate her for a ‘sensitive portrayal’.
Chaya Unnikrishnan (DNA; December 2, 2012)
Close on the heels of being chosen to play celebrated Olympic medal winner Mary Kom in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biopic, Priyanka Chopra has bagged yet another title — has been voted the most popular female in Asia.
This Trust is an offshoot of the Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation that dedicates a large part of its resource to medical aid, especially in the field of cancer.
Ironically throughout the event, Dutt could not refrain from chewing paan masala! He kept on opening the sachet and stuffing it in his mouth. Tch, tch..
Maanayata and sisters Namrata and Priya with hubby Owen Roncon
Well Akshay we all love you for what you are because you know how to win hearts!
Mike and Sully will return to scare kids in the prequel to “Monsters Inc.” next year. Check out two new posters for “Monsters University”, which follows the scare-some duo as they go to school to learn to scare kids.
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
After taking offense at Aamir Khan’s TV show Satyameva Jayate (SMJ) for “projecting men in a bad light”, several men’s rights activists are now taking up cudgels against his film Talaash.
Anil Kumar, one of the founders of the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), says, “We are protesting as we have been observing Aamir as an actor for a year now. He has portrayed anti-male agenda on his TV show and he has indulged in spreading male hatred in the society. The programme had only half-truths and was dangerous. The domestic violence issues were only one-sided. We have decided we are not going to watch Talaash or any of Aamir’s movies and not just that, we will also urge people to stay away it as well. Why doesn’t he take up real-life campaigns with other actors and really do something? We should also be against violence in movies and not just homes.”
Talaash had growth on day two as it collected around 14.50 crore nett adding to the 12.50 crore nett it collected on day one. The two day total is around 27 crore nett.
The film showed huge growth in the North as day one was not too strong. Both Delhi/UP and East Punjab showed 25% growth. Mysore was also fantastic.
The mass market held collections similar to the day before. If Sunday shows the same growth again the film will come out with a very good weekend.