Daily Archives: February 2, 2013
Tune in to ‘NDTV Coca-Cola Support My School’ telethon with Sachin Tendulkar
Catch a unique programming initiative as NDTV, in association with Coca Cola and campaign ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, bring you the ‘Support My School’ Fund Raising Telethon on its network channels with a 12 hour LIVE telecast.
Join Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai along with Akshay Kumar, Kajol, Ajay Devgan, Rahul Bose, Vivek Oberoi, Javed Ali, Shilpa Rao, Cyrus Broacha, PT Usha, Alyque Padamsee, Pam Chopra and many more exciting personalities as they come together to extend their support to the cause and raise funds.
VISHWAROOP is a slick film with an international feel. Kamal Haasan firmly carries the film on his shoulders. Rahul Bose jumps back into form and how! Jaideep Ahlawat as always is dependable. Pooja Kumar is an actress to watch out for! Andrea Jeremiah & Shekhar Kapur are okay in their supporting roles. Action and VFX is at par with global standards. The twist in the tale in the first half-an-hour is damn exhilarating and clapworthy. But soon after, film goes down at places and the length is the big culprit. Film could have been shorter by at least 30 minutes. Climax is novel but tension levels should have gone up significantly at this point which doesn’t happen. However, given the scale of the film, it’s worth a watch in theatres.
My rating-*** out of 5!
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; February 2, 2013)
With action gaining popularity in Bollywood in recent times, Sanjay Dutt is returning to the genre in Anand Kumar’s Zila Ghaziabad (ZG). He plays Pritam Singh, an aggressive cop fighting against a group of gangsters, played by Vivek Oberoi, Arshad Warsi and Paresh Rawal. The actor has performed some serious gravity-defying stunts in the film.
After tweeting his support for Kamal Haasan’s film, the actor organised a special screening at Ketnav on Friday
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 2, 2013)
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 2, 2013)
Recently our lensman caught a rugged-looking Imran Khan dressed in black sherwani toying with a pistol in a nondescript narrow alley near Pune’s MG Road. In a distance was a gell-haired Akhshay Kumar looking every bit a Mafioso, standing on a rooftop. Well, if you were wondering if the duo has changed their profession, then zoom out and a long shot will reveal a different picture —the two actors were shooting for Milan Lutharia’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again.
Today’s timeless song is Yeh Nayan Dare Dare sung by Hemant Kumar from the 1964 movie Kohra. Directed by Biren Nag, the film starred Biswajeet, Waheeda Rehman, Lalita Pawar, Tarun Bose, Madan Puri, Asit Sen and Abhi Bhattacharya. Music is by Hemanta Mukherjee and lyrics are by Kaifi Azmi.
Here’s a modern version of this song which is good too.
First there used to be stories, then came plays and then came screenplays. The transformation of paper to stage or reel is indeed a highly likable one. People could read the text and watch it as a motion picture and compare. Sometimes it worked better, sometimes it invited criticism. In other words walking the talk is indeed something that everyone would look forward to – just to see what became of it.
Another important and fascinating development that took place as stage plays and motion pictures became really big (so big that screenplays became original and scripts were written only so that a movie can be made on them) was the reviews, features and analytical pieces written in appreciation/criticism or even interpreting the films. From occasional sections in newspapers, to film journal regulars to dedicated reviews the “about movies” texts have come a long way. These days we have an IMDb where people fight it out based on their tastes and views on movies. There are question answer sections where people discuss their interpretations of the film or how they could or couldn’t get the hidden abstract meaning of something in the film or how the film is much bigger than what others think of it. There are thousands of movie blogs that do the same just like this one.
Now that I have given a long enough introduction, let me come to the point of this article. Just the other day I read a review of Gangs of Wasseypur by one of my favorite bloggers- GreatBong. What fascinated me was his real long introduction about Gang movies and the smooth comparison of GOW with Goodfellas. On a personal level I hated GOW-1 and loved GOW-2, but that is not the point here. What amazed me was the by the end of the article, I had started looking at GOW as something, I never really did. I literally had to think about the core idea of this article to shrug myself and get back to my original opinion of the movie. Yes I enjoyed the desi flavor of the film (part 2) and liked the raw dialog but at the end of it all it was just an entertaining film (part2) and I enjoyed it at the same level as Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye, but the way Greatbong had articulated his article did make me ride in his thoughts for some time. Talking the Walk had made it bigger.
Another remarkable example of this syndrome was when the movie Inception came out. Everyone had their own interpretation and it turned out to be a bigger IMDb hit than its actual reception. Just the fact the people wrote thousands of article on a dream story (a story about dreams, well!!) made it into something much bigger. Abstract became mysterious and hence fascinating. The sheer inquiry of what the fuss is all these texts about made the artwork bigger than what it was.
An important aspect here to note is, at the end of the day, an article, a speech, a review about a film is just someone’s opinion of the film but the fact that articulation and supposed prestige associated with the author/speaker/reviewer. Moreover, it becomes really difficult to guess whether the text was written as part of one’s habit or one’s desire to write it. Given the capacity of human nature, it may very well have been written to drive a section of the dedicated audience away or towards the motion picture. I personally feel, that sometimes the language of certain texts seem “trying hard to make you believe in my words” kind of a deal. Sometimes, there is a sense of pride saying “I know more than you, you know” and sometimes requesting “please give this a try, trust me”. It’s all very fascinating.
There have been many Popular cop roles played by Top Actors right through the 90′s and 2000′s some of them are still Remembered by their fans.
Following list is arranged according to the RELEASE DATE.
1. Mohra and Main Khiladi Tu Anari in 1994–Though Akshay kumar had played Cop/Army roles in many earlier movies like Mr. Bond(1992) , Ashaant(1993) and Sainik(1993) but it was Super-Hit Mohra which gave him his Iconic Cop role followed by Inspector Karan Joglekar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari.