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Movie Review: MAIN TERA HERO by FENIL SETA

  Prior to the release of Chashme Baddoor last year, director David Dhawan admitted that he was nervous before the film went on floors as the film was devoid of his three favourite stars – Govinda, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan. One year later, David Dhawan is back with another comedy, Main Tera Hero, which

Movie Review: YOUNGISTAAN by FENIL SETA

A question troubling me since childhood is, why is almost 80-90% of our ministers over 50 years of age? Why can’t our authorities be young and dynamic, especially since a major section of our population comprise of the youth? Youngistaan attempts to show how a country can hope for change if it’s headed by a

Movie Review: RAGINI MMS 2 by FENIL SETA

I strongly believe that Bollywood has been churning out some great films in almost every genre, except for one – horror. Very few horror films of Bollywood create an impact and we have a long way to go in this regard. Everytime an interesting horror film is all set to release, expectations that the flick

Movie Review: BEWAKOOFIYAAN by FENIL SETA

At a time when films are more and more relevant and true-to-life, it’s not surprising that few makers are trying to incorporate the recession setting in their narrative. 2 ½ years back, Desi Boyz too tackled this burning issue but abandoned it mid-way. Bewakoofiyaan however has recession, layoffs etc as the focus from start to

Movie Review: QUEEN by FENIL SETA

When Phantom Films was launched and announced, many felt that the films they would churn out would surely be worth a watch but these films wouldn’t have universal appeal and would be relegated to the so-called niche audiences. Thankfully, that’s not the case! The first 2 films of Phantom – Lootera and Hasee Toh Phasee

Movie Review: SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS by FENIL SETA

Marriage jokes can never go out of fashion. What’s more, one doesn’t need to tie the knot to enjoy the jokes and it raises laughs across people of all age groups. And sure enough, many films have been attempted as well that revolve around the nok-jhok associated with the members of this sacred institution. A

Movie Review: GUNDAY by FENIL SETA

It has been a while since two hero films (in which both heroes are thick friends) have been churned out in Bollywood. The bond of friendship can be a strong factor in taking a film forward and hence, Gunday, a tale of two friends, is at an advantage. That it’s backed by a respected banner

Can Gunday really cross 100 crore?

It is no secret that a full-on masala entertainer replete with sharp dialogues, raw action, macho men, beautiful heroine and loads of drama can work wonders at the box office, if made well, boasts of saleable stars and marketed smartly. Hence, a lot of buzz surrounds Gunday, starring Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.

Shah Rukh Khan at heart is still simple-Juhi Chawla

Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; February 13, 2014) Juhi Chawla, in real life, is quite like we know her on screen — simple, emotional, sensitive and spontaneous. As she says, “I think more from my heart. My brains don’t work as much.” After losing her mother to an accident, her father to illness and not still

How Prime Focus played a huge part in the success of Gravity

Ankur Pathak (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 12, 2014) Alfonso Cuaron’s Sandra Bullock-George Clooney starrer space drama Gravity, which has recieved 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, was partly shot in 3D, but chunks of it was converted to the format from 2D by Prime Focus India. To make the space spectacle look as astounding as it

Hrithik Roshan pushes for Oct 2 deadline for Bang Bang?

Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 12, 2014) By walking out of Shuddhi, Hrithik Roshan has sparked off speculations that not only is he not at his prime physically, but has also hit an emotional low following his separation from wife Sussanne. But that’s far from the truth. According to a source close to the

Anushka Sharma flies down to New Zealand to be with Virat Kohli?

Mehul S Thakkar (MID-DAY; February 7, 2014) Recently on Karan Johar’s TV talk show, Koffee With Karan Seaon 4, Anushka Sharma admitted that Virat Kohli is her favourite cricketer. But when Anurag Kashyap good-naturedly ribbed her asking Karan, “Don’t you think Virat and she look good together”, she blushed and protested, “I’m feeling naked right

Hrithik Roshan shoots with 2 body doubles for rooftop chase scene in Shimla

Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; February 7, 2014) For his upcoming action thriller, Hrithik Roshan will have two body doubles help him pull off his stunts designed and choreographed by Andy Armstrong (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). One of them, Mansoor, regularly doubles up for the superstar. The other is a stunts specialist from Los Angeles. Roshan,

My views on Hasee Toh Phasee

WILL HASEE TOH PHASEE BRING MUCH-NEEDED CHEER? The year 2014 hasn’t commenced on a great note. Jai Ho, expected to be the first blockbuster, struggled to reach the 100-crore mark. Dedh Ishqiya flopped while Yaariyan was declared average at the box office. However, February might bring the much-needed cheer. There’s a promising film releasing every

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