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Salman is the first superstar that T Series have chosen to do a mashup for. All his superhit songs have been included and all these songs rights belong to T Series.
I especially love the usage of dialogues namely …
Meena Iyer, TNN | Jul 29, 2012, 12.00AM IST
At a suburban studio; between takes, Salman Khan sits outside his vanity van, surrounded by his in-house doctor, some members of the cine artistes association and his own team.
Bhai, as he is fondly referred to by most people, is organising an eye-camp for the less privileged in Bollywood. Once he has wrapped that, he takes a short break to talk to TOI. Excerpts:
The box office expectation from your latest film is so humungous that no other filmmaker wishes torelease his film around that time!
Well, it should be. It’s the coming together of two big brands — Salman Khan and Yash Chopra. So naturally the expectations are bound to be high. But that is not something I orchestrated. It is something that the trade is expecting. I only set out to make a good film. On second thoughts, our industry needs more money yaar. Now the government has decided to burden us with a 12.5 per cent service tax! It’s crazy the way this business functions.
Will the Bodyguard figures be toppled this August?
Actors don’t do movies to break records. The idea is always to make a film with utmost sincerity. Records get made and broken because of statistics. The numbers of theatres that play Bollywood movies globally have increased; the release of films is now very wide. Naturally the returns have increased. Frankly from now on, I want all films to start crossing the ` 200 cr mark. I was sitting with some members of the junior artistes association today and I was sad to hear that many junior artistes and technicians in the industry still don’t have money to pay for their medical needs and basic amenities. I hope all our movies make enough to at least provide these guys with a
Many were of the opinion that Imtiaz Ali’s new offering seemed similar to his Love Aaj Kal but here Imtiaz Ali has only lent his services as a writer. The writing and the performances of all three protagonists are the ONLY highlight of this rather ‘aimless’ film which really does towards its conclusion tests one’s resolve in remaining in their seat.
I watched the film last night with three friends and to be honest none of us were expecting much infact I had zero expectations as I have not followed the film (as I do with other films namely Salman films) except the first trailer and the popular Tum Hi Bandhu song. The film can easily pass of as a love triangle, or be termed as a rom com but I think the makers of the film want to ask us the audience a question, ‘can a boy and a girl ever be friends??
The film starts off with Gautam Kapoor (Saif Ali Khan) on a flight to London. Here we have Gautam flirting with the air hostess using the cheesiest of lines that it would put all the rude boys in Hackney to shame. The air hostess then lets us all know that this is the first time she has ever behaved ‘unprofessionally’ yeah we believe you love. This chain of events repeats itself another hundred times proving to us that Gautam can bag any girl within seconds and forget getting a date their ready to jump in the sack with him. Forget Love Guru from Partner this Dude from Cocktail IS THE MAN. We all have to start somewhere to be good in anything in life and the same rules also apply to Gautam so welcome Mr Boman Irani. He plays the uncle of Saif in the film and can I just say that whenever both were on screen they provided great laughs especially in the first half. Boman is the OAP version of the senior Saif who jokingly reminds Saif on the way to the airport that he must never reveal his secrets of straying and playing away.
To cut the story short Saif’s eyes fall on Meera (Diana Penty) and our hero Saif tries to woo her with the a line which I have memorised to use next time am on the pull. It’s so bad it’s actually hilarious and these were the moments which the audience laughed to. Meera is searching for her husband (Randeep Hooda) who wants absolutely nothing to do with her so here we have a desi girl in a world unknown to her. Veronica (Deepika Padukone) then arrives with a bang and she is poles apart from Diana Penty as clearly shown in the trailers. She is a carefree girl who loves to drink and party and lives life to the max not caring about tomorrow. The film is a love triangle with elements of Love Aaj Kal, KKHH, HDJPK and dozens of other films with a slight ‘modern’ touch.
CONTAINS MANY SPOILERS
To be honest the trailers, songs and even the cast nothing really appealed to me with the exception of Jab Se Mere Dil Ko Uff. However, I decided to venture out to the cinema to give Teri Meri Kahani a dekho and because a friend is a Shahid fan he dragged other friends along. too. It was a dejavu kind of feeling having been tortured (second half) with the male lead’s last film – Mausam.
Anyway film starts of with the 1960 era and both Shahid and Priyanka (Govind-Ruksar) meet at the train station and to be more specific in the train cabin. The feelings and settings did NOT feel like the 1960′s not that I would know ofcourse but having watched a few bollywood films from that era it just didn’t feel right. Throughout the whole first 20 mins I just kept wondering that how is a mega star like Ruksar falling for a struggling musician like Govind but hey stranger things have happened. Then the character of Prachi is introduced and she happens to see Shahid in all his glory and she informs all the people in the residential home (or was it a hotel). To further compound matters we have Miss Prachi announcing to Shahid that she is a girl from the 60′s and he has nothing to feel shy about regarding his… I think you get my point. In a nutshell I didn’t like anything in regards to the 60′s with the exception yep you guessed it Jab Se Mere Dil Ko Uff and just a sheer pleasure hearing Sonu Nigam’s voice in a cinema screening. Now at the end of each era the character of Shahid is left feeling despondent and how Kunal Kohli intertwines all three stories makes up the rest of the film.
The 2012 era I can very much relate to but it was just so in the face. I know many couples love to air there dirty laundry in public but right at the beginning we have the character of Neha Sharma (who looked MEGA HOT) verbally abuse Shahid (Krish) and how other students residing at the Uni are so accustomed to there fighting like as it is to brushing one’s teeth every morning. Anyway both leads meet and surprisingly they bump into each other AGAIN. At this point we have a police officer who arrests Krish because he happens to believe Aradhana (Priyanka) that krish nicked her mobile phone. He doesn’t bother to hear both sides of the stories but escorts krish away. I mean that is soooo NOT how it’s done in England. Arre yaar police time is valuable, granted many stuff their faces with doughnuts but taking someone down to the station and taking a statement is valuable police time and in this case it could have been resolved there and then. We have both characters being very active on twitter and many of their actions many youngsters and even the elderly folk will relate to. I know many who before eating will take a picture and then send it to other friends. Yep it happens and it did in TMK.
The scene where Krish and Aradhana are on a date and his ex (Neha Sharma) decides to take revenge by posting many ‘indecent’ images of her time with krish is done well. The film doesn’t allow for much character development but what I found praiseworthy was how both leads slipped into a completely different character and this is where the film excels.
by Press Release
21 May 2012
One of the world’s oldest exhibitors now in its 73rd year, The Avalon Group, signed a deal on Sunday (20 May 2012) at the Cannes Film Festival with one of India’s leading Bollywood studios, Yash Raj Films
In the presence of the South African Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, Avalon Group’s CEO AB Moosa concluded the deal with Avtar Panesar, Vice President International Operations, for Yash Raj Films to distribute their 2012/ 2013 slate of Bollywood films. The first 3 of which are already tipped to be box office blockbusters in South Africa and around the world.
Ek Tha Tiger (Tiger) set to release internationally and in South Africa on 15 August 2012, stars one of the most charismatic stars of Indian cinema, Salman Khan, who has two of his recent films featuring in the Top 3 highest grossing films of all time in India.
Renowned Producer / Director Yash Chopra, and founder of Yash Raj Films, joins forces with one of the biggest romantic stars, Shah Rukh Khan in a still- to- be titled film which also features the talents of Oscar Winner and musical maestro A.R. Rahman, which is anticipated to release in November 2012.
The 3rd film of the first 3 titles is Dhoom 3 and is the third instalment in India’s biggest and most successful action franchises. One of Indian cinema’s most respected and commercially successful stars Aamir Khan has signed to star in this film set to release in 2013.
Posted: 05/18/2012 12:25 pm Updated: 05/18/2012 1:19 pm
It looks like “Rumble in the Bronx 2″ will never happen.
According to the Telegraph, after years of retirement rumors, Jackie Chan is done with action movies. Currently promoting his latest fight flick, “Chinese Zodiac,” in Cannes, the Chinese-born star revealed his plans to exit the genre to focus on non-stunt based work.
“This is my last action film,” he said. “I tell you, I’m not young any more. I’m really, really tired. And the world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma — I like action but I don’t like violence.”
Chan, who’s appeared in more than 100 films, is one of Hollywood’s best-known martial arts stars. He appeared as a stuntman in dozens of Chinese kung-fu flicks, including Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon,” before breaking it big in the states with the action-comedy “Rumble in the Bronx.” By 1998, Chan had become a worldwide superstar, appearing acting Chris Tucker in the first of three “Rush Hour” films.
Every month or so many artists are announced to perform at various venues in England namely in London at the famous Wembley hall.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was coming towards the end of his concert tour and Khailesh Khair had just started his tour, both performers who I am a fan of. Then to my great surprise Adnan Sami name popped up and the BBC Asian Network announced he would be performing at both Wembley and in Leicester on the following day.
I realised this was my once chance to go see the great man perform live a man who’s music and compositions I had been a fan of for many years. I immediately got onto the phone and booked 4 tickets.
The concert was around four hours long and my word what a PERFORMER. Extremely charismatic and fabulously talented. He started off with the title track of Dhamaal but it was his ability with his piano which left many amazed.
Taken at Mehboob Studios
Salman will be seen shaking a leg with the gorgeous and bubbly Preity Zinta in her maiden production Ishq In Paris. Composed by Salman’s fav Sajid and Wajid.
Film set for release in September.
by Rohini Nag (April 18, 2012)
With Yash Raj Films producing and Salman Khan featuring in it, this has got to be one of the biggest films of all time. The movie is due this Eid and Khan has had three big Eid hits in the last three years, Wanted, Dabangg and Bodyguard. It’s a hat-trick of blockbusters for Khan. So, will Ek Tha Tiger be his biggest hit to date?
With only a few months to go, the marketing honchos at Yash Raj have started working on their strategy to promote the film, which also features Katrina Kaif.
Yash Raj Films has summoned their distributors in each circuit to assess the business from Khan’s previous Eid outings (Wanted, Dabangg and Bodyguard). So the distributors are busy crunching numbers – the number of prints in their respective territories, first-day collections, weekend collections, and, of course, the number of shows and screens every day.
Yash Raj is also calculating the amount spent on the publicity of each of these movies and the strategies used to promote them. Needless to add, there were country-wide tours by Khan during the releases.