When you go for a movie, you go with the hope to get entertained, thoroughly enjoy, come out with smiling faces and Happy New Year exactly does that. It’s thoroughly entertaining, witty and totally paisa vasool movie and you will come out with smiling faces. We all know what is the story of the movie, we all know there is no secret in the movie, we also know that this is mindless entertainment and we also know that it is somewhat inspired from couple of Hollywood movies but in spite of these “we know things”, I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie with my family.
We all know how good the movie “Chak De India” is and how brilliantly Srk performed but one thing I observed that whenever there are any dialogue deliveries related to the country or patriotism, his voice tone gets Hindustani from filmy and ignites some kind of fire, magic, passion and love for the country within. His speech from “Filmfare” award on “best personality award”, his speech and dialogues of the movie” Chak de India”, his emotional and heartrending dialogues of “Swadesh” and a small but stirring dialogue of HNY during the last dance enraptures you completely.
Now let me tell you about the performances and I would like to start with “Boman Irani & Abhishek Bachchan’s” deadly comic duo but if you want to segregate the performance based on individual than you can’t decide which actor was better in the two. The next best was the team’s (all actors together specially in the first half of the film) enthralling performances followed by “Srk”, “Deepika”, “Sonu” and 50gm ka paneer as the Leading actors. On the other hand, Jackie Shroff was looking fab as villain and he justified his role without much hazzle or show off.
Farah Khan is brilliant in direction and her direction was best in the first half of the movie. Some of the scenes are rib tickling and in continuation which does affect your stomach and the team has done an exceptionally brilliant job in the comic department. They were absolutely hilarious in most of the comic scenes only due to their timing and expressions. Overall the Movie is Fantastic. 4/5 Continue reading
Judgment at Nuremberg – The film is totally set in Courtroom from the beginning till end and I must confess that the performance by “Maximilian Schell” as “Hans Rolfe” is one of the best ever performance from any lawyer I have seen till now. He totally owned the show and the film. He was just incredible. The way he pitched his arguments and counter arguments rattled me. I was just waiting him to thrash the opponent along with the judge and I by no mean discrediting other actors in the film but he was The Best. Must watch and highly enjoyable film. Thanks for the recommendation @cr7, its Highly Recommended!!!
Kramer v/s Kramer – This is another film where you don’t feel that you are watching the relationship of father and son on the reel, it is as real as it can get and Never in the film I felt it was an act for the film. It looked so pure and genuine. Dustin Hoffman is incredible and genuine as a father and Meryl Streep is so beautiful and resentful as a mother and a wife that you will have one hell of a time watching this movie. It never occurred to me about “Akele Hum Akele Tum” until Meryl comes back to get the custody of her child. I felt both were totally different movies till that point. I felt that there should have been a sequel to it and I wanted them to unite together at the end. It totally captivates and enthralls you with high emotions in the end and it is Highly Recommended!!!
Good Will Hunting – Watched it again and loved it again as usual.
Highway – Weird movie and didn’t understand a thing about the purpose of the movie because definitely it was not for entertainment. Aliya looked like a clone of Kareena Kapoor in all emotional and crying scenes but did it wonderfully. Liked her acting in some scenes and in most she was over acting. Loved her last emotional outburst in front of her family. Continue reading
“12 Years a Slave,” John Ridley
“Her,” Spike Jonze
“Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki Continue reading
• Oscar winners upon being presented with their award, must sign an agreement stating that if they wish to sell their statuettes they must first offer them to the Academy for $1. If they refuse, they cannot keep their trophy. The rule has been in effect since 1950, which means that older statues do sometimes appear on the open market. Interestingly, Steven Speielberg bought Bette Davis’ Oscar for $578,000 in 2001 and donated it back to the Academy and Michael Jackson paid over a million for David Selznick’s award in 1999. Steven Spielberg also bought Clark Gable’s 1934 Best Actor Oscar for It Happened One Night, for the bargain price of $550,000 in 1996.
If a film is to be considered for an Oscar nomination, it must meet several criterias. It must be 40 minutes long; on 35mm or 70mm film, or 24- or 48-frame progressive scan Digital Cinema format at a minimum resolution of 2048 by 1080 pixels and must be screened for paid admission in Los Angeles for at least seven days. This was the reason Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight, which was produced in 1952, won an Oscar in 1972, only after it played in Los Angeles.
• The only sequel to ever win a Best Picture Oscar was The Godfather II in 1974. Peter Jackson could be about to follow suit with his spectacular sequel to Lord Of The Rings, The Two Towers. Also, The only Academy Award winner who won but was never officially nominated was Hal Mohr for Best Cinematography for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935). Mohr was the first and only person to win via a write-in vote.
• The Oscar statuette, which stands at 13 1/2 inches tall and weighs 8 1/2 pounds are gold-plated metal ones.The Oscar statue is one of the most recognized trophies in the world that has existed since 1929. Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar. The statuette is made of tin, copper and antimony, with a thick covering of 24 carat gold. However, During World War II, Oscar winners were presented with statues made from plaster instead of gold, in public recognition of the war effort.
• The Dolby Theatre was formerly known as the Kodak Theatre and has temporarily been renamed the Hollywood and Highland Center Theatre. It has been the most recent home of the Oscars and seats 3,332 people. But the interesting fact is that many actors and people from Hollywood do not make it to the actual event. People are allegedly invited to fill the seats for which they are paid $125 to fill up the auditorium. The theater has hosted the Academy Awards ceremonies and is the first permanent home for these annual awards ceremonies. Continue reading
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Salman Khan takes a jibe at AR Rahman at Kapil Sibal’s album launch
The tension between the Salman Khan and AR Rahman was the talking point of an event. Once again, Salman has put his foot in his mouth. The launch of ‘Raunaq’, a musical collaboration between Rahman and Union Minister (Telecom & IT) Kapil Sibal, set the stage for a somewhat hostile interaction between the star and the Oscar-winning composer. Continue reading
Blast from the past: Saira Banu Court Martial – Stardust
By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
Before JAI HO release and when DHOOM 3 was about to hit the screens, Aamir Khan didn’t leave a single opportunity to sing praises of his buddy Salman Khan. In fact, every time we came across the perfectionist he went gaga over Salman Khan’s superstardom status and asserted that Salman is a bigger star than him. He even swore to promote Salman Khan’s JAI HO, and Aamir did his bit to promote the film by showing his keenness on social media platform. A day before the release of film, Aamir posted a candid picture showing the ANDAAZ APNA APNA duo peeing together, which only proved the strong bond between the two. But all that was before the film hit the theatres and verdict was out.
Post release we didn’t hear anything from the star. While the world shunned Salman Khan’s JAI HO, critics slammed it and audiences’ showed their displeasure, Aamir Khan maintained a diplomatic silence. He didn’t come forth to support his dear friend or uttered anything in favour of the film. Though Aamir mentioned about JAI HO in the new promo of his upcoming TV show Satyamev Jayate, it was done in an absolutely subtle manner, almost a-blink-and-miss one. We expected Aamir to say something on behalf of his friend or urge the fans to watch the film but nothing of that sort happened.
On the contrary, we hear, Aamir surprisingly threw a private bash to celebrate DHOOM 3’s super success at his residence and invited only few guests. Of the guest list – Katrina Kaif, his leading lady in DHOOM 3, and her alleged beau Ranbir Kapoor, filmmaker Karan Johar, Ayan Mukerji were present at the party. Though DHOOM 3 success celebration was much awaited, it came at a time when Salman Khan fell flat to exclaim ‘Jai Ho’! It was pretty astonishing to see Aamir partying when his so-called friend failed to charm the audience!
Well, they say equations change every Friday in Bollywood and it quite seems to be true in our B-town’s dost Amar-Prem’s (Aamir and Salman) case! Continue reading
Maharashtra Government dismissed the plea to interfere and stop the retrial of Hit and Run case, the news of which comes as a relief for Salman Khan at least for few years.
Jai Ho is a movie that showcases the same thing what is being showcased from past 100 years or so that there is always a Hero, a Heroine, a Villian, a Sister and a Mother with innumerable other characters. Salman Khan is the Hero of the film and so he kicks each and everyone who stands as a villain in the script. Villain does all the evil acts knowingly he’ll be kicked one day by the Hero. Mother always worried of his Son’s marriage, sister always cries out for her brother and all the supporting actors intentionally or unintentionally praises out the Hero with slogans like “Jai Ho”.
There are so many instances in the film that reminds you of the previous title of the film called “Mental”. I think they should have gone with the previous title instead of “Jai Ho”. Sohail Khan had a very good opportunity to make it one of the finest films of Salman Khan but unfortunately ruined everything with overdose of action, irritating quote like “thank you mat kehna instead teen logon ki madad karna” and all the clichéd emotional scenes. The comical scenes had no humor, the action does not excite you, the emotions scenes are too rotten and too many known faces for small bits and pieces roles just projects the film as a community show or a charity show instead of a “Movie”.
In most of Salman Khan’s films, if there is too much of action, there will be few good scenes here and there or some humorous scenes but in this I could hardly recall any. If first half is torturous then second half is suffocating. No doubt the film’s response is so low. If Salman Khan don’t rectify his mistakes immediately like postponing “Kick” and doing Sooraj Bharjatya’s first then he’ll hardly have any audience for very big numbers at boxoffice. Enough of Charity, let him have clarity is my wishes to Salman Khan.
Abhishek Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat, Supratik Sen and Pubali Chaudhari – Kai Po Che!
Samir, Arsh Tanna – Ram-leela Continue reading