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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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,

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

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

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.”