NAACHGAANA
  • All clear for SRK Express

    Ekta revises Once Upon A Time- 2 release date to Aug 15, avoids much-anticipated Eid clash. On March 7, on the set of Chennai Express in Wai, Shah Rukh Khan had asked his team to “Get ready for Eid.” The formal announcement of the release date (August 8) had created quite a flutter in the industry, with filmmakers either making way for the Rohit Shetty juggernaut or, as in the case of Ekta Kapoor, deciding to take the challenge head on with Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Dobara. Nearly three months, many meetings and much deliberation later, Ekta has decided to shift the release date of her ambitious film. It will now release a week later, on Independence Day. OUATIM – Again, is likely

    Read more...
  • A year after, Akshay’s fortunes soar; Khiladi 786 to open well at the Box Ofiice

    A year after, Akshay’s fortunes soar; Khiladi 786 to open well at the Box Ofiice 6 December 2012 , By Joginder Tuteja How fortunes turn around in a matter of one year! A little over a year ago when Akshay Kumar’s Desi Boyz had released, the film was being looked at with hawk’s eye. Thank You and Patiala House, his two earlier releases in the year, hadn’t quite set the box office on fire and subsequently even Desi Boyz suffered when the film took just about decent opening of around 28 crore. The baggage of earlier films did have an impact on the fortunes of Desi Boyz and the very fact that the film didn’t quite cover much distance resulted in Akshay Kumar ending 2011

    Read more...
  • Review: Talaash (2.5/5)

    Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Nawazudin Siqqiui, Shernaz Patel, Rajkumar Yadav Director: Reema Kagti Indian Express Rating: **1/2 The first half of ‘Talaash’ is good enough for you not to want to blink. The atmospheric thriller, top lining an angst-ridden cop, his hollow-eyed sad sack of a wife and a stunning street-walker, has you hooked right from its lovely opening credits. In short order,all the right ingredients arrive :an accidental death, promising sub-plots, and dodgy characters, and it all starts to swing. Post-interval, though, the tale-telling starts to stutter, the pace slackens, and the film becomes less than the zinger it set out to be. As Surjan Shekhawat (Khan) delves deeper into a Bollywood star’s mysterious death-by-drowning, it is clear that he’s going

    Read more...
  • Single Screens And Mass Belts Low For Talaash

    Talaash could not open well at single screens and multiplexes in mass dominated circuits and there was not much improvement in the shows after. The multiplexes are in urban cities are good but eventually there is a limit to how far these cinema’s can take a film. The single screen opening is around 40%. The first day will come out with a decent total but not the sort of number expected from a wide release Aamir Khan film after three years. The average business in many circuits will tell on the first day business despite big contribution’s by metro multiplexes. The business in the big circuits (Mumbai and Delhi/UP) is not optimum as if Mumbai city has good numbers, Gujarat has low figures. If Delhi

    Read more...
  • TALAASH Is Unoriginal Boring Film

    Pluses: Aamir Khan delivers fantastic performance as always, direction is tight and background score is super, Kareena Kapoor at her best and so is Rani, Nawazuddin and Rajkumar are good in supporting roles Minuses: 3rd rate copied script from Hollywood classics, bad screenplay and even worse lighting, songs does not add anything to the film Critic Rating: 3/5

    Read more...
  • Talaash: Searching for the perfect whodunit

    The worst thing to happen while watching a murder mystery is someone telling you the twist in the tale even before the movie began. The second-worst thing is when you figure out the twist yourself, halfway through the film. Call it a result of watching too many whodunits as a kid, but the twist in Reema Kagti’s “Talaash” was apparent an hour before it ended. After that it was just a matter of waiting to see how it plays out. No surprises there either. Kagti makes a stylised film, a murder mystery that also has an emotional undercurrent and borrows strongly from well-known Hollywood films of the genre (I won’t say which ones for fear of revealing the plot). Aamir Khan plays troubled police inspector

    Read more...
  • Review: Talaash is a mild-goose chase (2.5/5)

    Make no mistake, Talaash is a Vikram Bhatt film. Which isn’t to say Bhatt actually made it (though he or Mohit Suri or Pooja Bhatt may well have at some point, who dare keep count) but that it has a story built on the exact same pulpy foundations. Just yank out the invariably catchy Pritam soundtrack, replace Emraan Hashmi or Randeep Hooda with Aamir Khan and throw in major heroines where Vishesh Films would have cast unfamiliar models. (The only key character in Talaash who isn’t a top actor is, actually, the one who plays a top actor.) To give credit where due, director Reema Kagti and her crew show significant flair in terms of creating atmosphere. Cinematographer Mohanan has always dealt strikingly well with

    Read more...
  • Salman Khan is like my big brother, says Katrina Kaif

    Katrina Kaif created quite a stir in Kolkata on Saturday. Not only was she looking gorgeous in her desi avataar in a chiffon sari – a typical Yash Raj heroine, she also made everyone’s jaws drop when she claimed: “Salman is like my big brother”. The leading cast of Yash Raj film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ had descended in Kolkata on Saturday to inaugurate the Kolkata International Film Festival. Shah Rukh Khan, who is the brand ambassador of West Bengal and also owns the state’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, was also at the event to inaugurate the festival. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was also present during the ceremony. But Katrina managed to steal the thunder despite the presence of stalwarts like Amitabh, Shah Rukh

    Read more...
  • CCI rejects Devgn’s allegation of YRF abusing dominant position

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has rejected the plea of actor-producer Ajay Devgn against Yash Raj Films (YRF) for their alleged abuse of dominant position ahead of release of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ). Devgn alleged that YRF was abusing its dominant position and was asking exhibitors to provide more screens to their release than for his film Son of Sardaar. Both the films will be released this Diwali, November 13, 2012. “We considered the plea application. We have not found any merit in the case as there is no case of abuse of dominant position. This is a case of first comer. That can not be held against them (YRF). Hence there is no violation of Section 3 of the

    Read more...
  • Aamir Khan makes the cover of Time magazine

    Aamir Khan has become the third Indian actor to be featured on the cover of Time magazine. Aamir, fresh from the success of season one of his TV show Satyamev Jayate, has made headlines in India by exploring socially relevant issues like female foeticide and medical malpractices. He is featured on the cover of Time with the caption Khan’s Quest. The blurb says – He’s breaking the Bollywood mould by tackling India’s social evils. Can one actor change a nation? It seems he can certainly try. The Satyamev effect has already seen Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot promise to set up fast track courts to resolve pending female foeticide cases in the state. Aamir was consulted by a Parliamentary panel on the subject of FDI

    Read more...
  • Ajay likely to postpone SOS release, courtesy Shah Rukh

    The rivalry between Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn just got hotter! While Devgn has been screaming himself hoarse saying he is in not in a mood to counter anybody (read Yash Chopra’s film) if they try to curb the number of screens for showing his film Son Of Sardar, there’s not much he can do about it. And now the actor is apparently doing a serious re-think about pre-poning or postponing the film’s release as he doesn’t have much choice. Apparently, Yash Chopra’s untitled next, starring Devgn’s arch rival, Shah Rukh Khan, will now be releasing on Diwali with maximum number of screens according to a three-film release deal tie-up that the production house, Yash Chopra Films has done with the leading distributors of

    Read more...
  • Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ gets NOC from Pakistan

    Mumbai: Release of Salman Khan’s next big film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in Pakistan courted trouble in the way of Pak authorities claiming the film to be anti-Pakistan. But fresh reports confirm that ETT has been granted No Objection Certificate (NOC) for its print to be taken to Pakistan for viewing by the Pak censor board officials. Coming as a welcome respite, the makers are confident now that their film will surely make it to the theatres across the nation. According to reports, Pakistan’s censor board members saw the films trailer last week and gave an NOC to import the print. Mohammad Ashraf Gondal, vice chairman of the CBFC, said, “A few board members watched the trailer. Filhaal single opinion nahi hai (There are mixed reactions

    Read more...
  • Salman Khan on Sunny Leone’s co-star wish list

    indo-Canadian adult entertainer Sunny Leone teamed up with Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda in her Bollywood debut Jism 2, and now she has expressed a desire to work with Hindi movie star Salman Khan. “Whoever wants to work with me, I want to work with them. But Salman Khan is on the top of my list,” the 31-year-old said here Sunday during a visit to a theatre for a public interaction. Recently released Jism 2 was promoted aggressively before its release and Dino Morea, co-producer of the erotic thriller, says it’s important to promote a film after it hits the screens. “We got a great opening, the first day was very good. I would like to say that promotions should continue even after the film’s

    Read more...
  • Aamir Khan makes ‘Jism 2’ seductress Sunny Leone cry in pain!

    you would think what an adult film star like Sunny Leone has to do anything with a super star like Aamir Khan? But the fact is that Aamir’s emotions have touched Sunny’s heart and how! Remember how Aamir Khan made the whole nation cry along with him in the series of his show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ while listening to the sad sagas of those who have suffered for varied reasons. But the surprising fact is that Sunny Leone was one of the million viewers who could not control their tears while watching Mr. Perfectionist shedding tears on the TV screen. And that’s not all, the ‘Jism 2’ babe also thinks that Aamir Khan is the best crier ever and says, “Aamir is superb. Every time he

    Read more...
  • Wankhede brawl: Child Rights panel to hear plaint against SRK

    Three months after he scuffled with MCA and police officials at Wankhede stadium after an IPL match, the Maharashtra Commission for Protection of Child Rights will hear a complaint against actor Shahrukh Khan for “corrupting” the minds of children with “filthy abuses in public.” The Commission has sent a notice to the complainant and Marine Drive police station to be present on August 16 for the hearing. Complainant Amit Maru, through his lawyer Y P Singh, had approached the Commission saying seven cognizable offences were made against Khan and sought a direction to the police to register an FIR against the actor. “If Maru or the police officials are not present, then hearing will take place ex-parte,” said the notice signed by Commission’s under secretary

    Read more...
  • Deepika to star opposite SRK in ‘Chennai Express’

    Actress Deepika Padukone will be seen opposite Shahrukh Khan in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’. “Deepika is part of ‘Chennai Express’. She has been finalised,” sources close to the project told PTI. It was opposite SRK in ‘Om Shanti Om’ that the model-turned actress made her debut in Bollywood. Lot of names like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra were floating around for the leading lady of this film, which will go on floors from the end of September and would release mid-next year. ‘Chennai Express’ tells the story of a man (Shahrukh) who travels from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens during the journey forms the movie. Interestingly, this is for the first time that Shetty would be working without his close buddy Ajay

    Read more...
  • Shah Rukh Khan to play Army man again?

    For filmmaker Yash Chopra’s yet-untitled directorial comeback, Shah Rukh Khan will once again play the character of an army offer. The actor was seen in uniform in the director’s last film, Veer Zaara (2004), where he played an air force officer. About his latest outing, an insider close to the development of the project reveals, “There is a war sequence either between India and Pakistan or India and China that they are going to shoot in Ladakh with Shah Rukh This would be the actor’s fourth stint as an army office. Shah Rukh started his career by playing an army officer in the hit TV series Fauji (1988). He later wore the uniform in Main Hoon Na (2004) and Veer-Zaara. The makers are now also

    Read more...
  • I just got lucky, says SRK on 20 years in B-Town

    On this day two decades ago a new Hindi film superstar emerged: Bollwood’s all-time favourite romantic hero Shah Rukh Khan, who debuted with Deewana. On completing 20 years, SRK says he just “got lucky” and admits he has made mistakes all along. Shah Rukh who entered filmdom with Deewana, which released June 25, 1992, tweeted, Superstardom, disappointment and controversies – Delhi guy SRK has seen it all in his celebrityhood. For Shah Rukh, it’s been two decades in Bollywood, but his tryst with showbiz began in 1988, the year he started his journey with TV series Fauji, after being trained at The Barry John’s Acting Studio. Next year he featured in another successful show Circus and Doosra Keval. people loved his act on small screen,

    Read more...
  • Satyajit Ray’s 91st birth anniversary today

    One of the world’s greatest directors – Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921. A writer, poet, illustrator, director and music composer Ray had a global fan following. Ray was the son of poet and author Sukumar Ray and grandson of legendary writer Upendrakishore Roychowdhury. He graduated from the Presidency College of Kolkata and enrolled himself into the Visva-Bharati University founded by Rabindranath Tagore and trained under such masters as Nandalal Bose and Benod Behari Mukherjee. Being India’s first and only Oscar-winning director, Ray started his career as a graphic artist before heading to London to realise his passion for filmmaking. For movie buffs across the world, it is a delight to watch his timeless classics such as -Apu Triology, Jalsaghar, Sonar Kella, Charulata,

    Read more...
  • Pakistan win Asia Cup, Bangladesh hearts

    Mirpur: Stunned silent crowd, agonized Tamim Iqbal, a tearful Mushfiqur Rahim, gloomy Nasir Hussain and a pensive Shakib Al Hasan. Emotions run high and Sher-e- Bangla stadium would be engulfed in it. Never had they played such a high profile game. For the first time, odds were not stacked against them and they played, played not like underdogs but as heavyweights at par with their opposition Pakistan. Stats generally hide more than what they reveal, but here the 2-run loss does not hide anything, it only reveals character, the character of a bunch of youngsters talented cricketers. Bangladesh came agonizing close to a historic win as Pakistan scraped past the spirited Bangladesh tigers by 2-runs to win the Asia Cup 2012. http://zeenews.india.com/sports/cricket/pakistan-win-asia-cup-bangladesh-hearts_739700.html

    Read more...
  • List of 84th Academy Award winners

    List of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday: 1. Cinematography: “Hugo.” 2. Art Direction: “Hugo.” 3. Costume Design: “The Artist.” 4. Makeup: “The Iron Lady.”

    Read more...

Back to Top