Posts By mkt
Jab Tak Hai Jaan :
Teaser – 51 comments
Theatrical Trailer – 134 comments
Ek Tha Tiger:
Teaser – 116 comments
Theatrical Trailer – 180 Comments
Anurag Basu’s Barfi to compete with Michael Haneke’s “Amour” and Kim Ki-duk’s “Pieta”
Anurag Basu’s “Barfi” might have lured the selectors at home but it’s unlikely to have an easy ride ahead. Basu will have to compete against the veterans like Michael Haneke whose “Amour” (Official Austrian Entry) took home a second Palme d’Or at Cannes this year. Closer home in Asia, Korean Master Kim Ki-duk will also pose an equal threat to the Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer Barfi. Kim Ki-duk’s “Pieta” clinched the Golden Lion at Venice this year.
“Barfi” was declared official Oscar entry from India on Saturday night by the Film Federation of India. Other Indian films which were in race included Milan Luthria’sThe Dirty Picture, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Paan Singh Tomar, Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani, Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur Parts I and II, Rajan Khosa’s Gattu, Gurvinder Singh’sAnhey Ghore Da Daan, Umesh Kulkarni’sDeool and Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine.
The Academy has received entries from more than forty countries so far. The number is expected to go up further as the count for last year stood at 63. The final list of submission will be announced in October 2012. The five nominees will be announced on January 24, 2013.
THIS TAKES INSPIRATION FROM MANISH’S POST “Akshay Kumar in love with Marathi plays”
While reading about Akki’s interest and investment in novel ideas and scripts, I thought of writing this for those who bash akki for having no-script sense.
I personally believe that Akki chooses his movies quite smartly, but unfortunately the executers make him fail every now and then. Here is my take on the novelty and entertainment factors in some of his movies that eventually failed at box-office.
To start with, there is no universally accepted ‘good’ or ‘bad’ movie. However, every now and then we pass comments making objective judgment on the overall quality of a film. Many times we certify that some ‘xyz’ movie as better than many other contemporary movies or even older ones. So what are the grounds for judging a film’s quality ?
There are following 3 major parameters that often people quote in support of their claim on a film’s quality:
1) Critical acclaim (Critics rating) – Professional critics are expected to have a better understanding of the art of film making and should evaluate the movies based on several metrics including story, screenplay, direction, music, performance, cinematography, locations, special effects, etc. However in reality, their reviews are nothing more than an individual’s opinion.
2) Public forum ratings (like IMDB) – This cover the opinions of relatively bigger set of audience. However the people voting on these sites (for Bollywood movies) represent only a specific range (age-group, as well as income group) of enthusiastic viewers. Also, for many of these, the judgement (ratings) is not based on the quality of movie but who stars in it.
This parody song (by Mohit Chauhan) was aired on Colours TV in a independence day special program “Comedy ka Jashn”. I happen to see this on TV and liked it. Especially Aamir’s reference in the song is simply hilarious. Thought of sharing it with my NG mates.
(Watch it from 7:50 min onward)
(The remaining part of the song)
(Posting on behalf of TheRisingStar)
Shooting Schedule of Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming films:
BOSS – Starts in the end of September 2012. (Source Sajid-Farhad interview
From January 2013 he’s going to start 2 films simultaneously. Not sure which two but the remake of TAGORE is sure.
So we can expect the films to release as follows
What is the meaning of happiness, yet trying to get answer ?? Another IIT Kanpur student committed suicide [9th case in 5 years]September 24, 2011 | mkt 2
A student of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) was found hanging from his hostel room, police in this Uttar Pradesh town said on Friday, suspecting that he was depressed over a failed love affair.
Mahtab Ahmed, 18, a first year student of B.Tech material science and engineering from Kannauj, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room on Thursday.
While no suicide note was found, police believe Ahmed was in depression, as evident from the writing on the walls of his room.
“I am tired of IIT…What is the meaning of happiness, yet trying to get answer,” wrote Ahmed on one of the walls.
At NG, there are enough opportunities to fight for Khans and Kumars and Bachchans. So, for a moment I request you all to take a break and let’s fight on something else
We have witnessed some stellar performances by child actors in Hindi Movies. However, there have been quite a few let-downs as well. Although I generally find child-actors in our movies talented, many times feel that child characters written as they are either way more stupid or obnoxious or un-childlike know it all, thus making the character itself annoying.
Anyways, my pick for some of the best performances by child actors (in no specific ranking):
Darsheel Safary in Tare Zameen Par
Arguably the most loved child act in Indian Cinema. Darsheel’s performance was worthy of a standing ovation. He made Ishaan a live character in viewer’s mind. Everything about his act is just perfect, the body language, the dialogues delivery, the face and eye expressions… everything.
Ranbir Kapoor seems to be in no mood to let go discussing his ex-flames. Recently on Simi Grewal’s chat show, India’s Most Desirable, Ranbir poked fun on all his ex-girlfriends including Katrina Kaif.
When a question was asked to Ranbir involving Katrina Kaif, Ranbir made fun of the actress by saying that she had no dressing sense. This comes after there are reports that the two are headed for a patch-up.
Ranbir also spoke at length about his issues with Deepika and Sonam and how he felt when they chose to make fun of him on Karan Johar’s chat show. Ranbir said, “I felt bad when Deepika made those comments about me on KJo’s show. If she had issues with me, she could have picked the phone and called me instead of choosing a public platform to do so.”
Another highlight of the show was Neetu Singh’s comment that Ranbir is not a casanova as is made in the media but a gullible emotional, soft-spoken guy.
Hrithik Roshan’s adoring fans can finally rest at ease, as there will be no shortage of the screen heartthrob in the highly anticipated film, Krrish 3. After contemplating for months on what to do to make for the next installment …
** Contain Spoilers **
Enough of star talks on NG in recent times. Lets have some talk about movies. !!
The climax of any movie is certainly the most exciting and important part of it. It is that sequence which the audience carries when they walk out of theater.…..a dragged dud movie but with a terrific climax can make it worth a watch while solid entertaining scripts could well be ruined with poor climax.….. Although, most bollywood movies belong to the later category, we have witnessed some superb climax scenes as well.
I am listing here some of the best climax ever in Hindi Cinema, of-course my own opinion. I believe it will be unfair to rank these as number one or two,, so no particular order. Also, certainly I will be missing some of the gems,, so please includes those along with your opinions on the listed ones in comments !!
Jaane Bhe Do Yaaron:
One of the best satire and the climax is certainly the most hilarious part of the movie for its sheer madness and fun. Its set at a small theater staging “Draupadi Cheer Haran”. The dead body was dressed up as Draupadi, while others take up random parts from Duryodhan, Dushashan, Drupad to Salim and Akbar. Unmatchable comic timing,, I can never forget those dialogues,,, “Shant Gadadhaari Bheem, Shant !!’
** Main ‘CINEMA’ ko saakshi maankar yeh shapath leta hoon ke main Neeti Niyantrakon dwara sansthapit NAACHGAANA(NG) ke Samvidhan ke prati sachhi sridha aur nishtha rakhunga. Main NG ki prabhuta aur akhandata akshun rakhunga. Main NG sadasya ke roop …