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  • RIP :Legendary singer Shamshad Begum dies at 94

    Legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, who mesmerised music lovers with classics like Kahin pe nigahen kahin pe nishana, Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Kabhi aar kabhi paar and Kajra mohabbat wala, died at her Mumbai [ Images ] residence from age-related ailments. She was 94. “She was not keeping well for past few months and was in and out of hospital. She passed away last night at our home (Powai in northeast Mumbai). The funeral was a solemn affair with a few friends present,” Begum’s daughter Usha Ratra said. The singer had been living with her daughter and son-in-law Yog Ratra in Mumbai ever since her husband Ganpat Lal Batto died in 1955.

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  • 2012 Box Office Verdict: 12 Bollywood Movies including English Vinglish and Oh My God declared Super-Hit

    With 10 months of the year 2012 having faded away, it is amazing to watch back how well many movies in this year have done. This year has indeed been a good one for Bollywood. 12 Bollywood movies have so far been declared Super-Hits. The 12 movies are just from the time span of January 2012 to October 2012. Koimoi has classified movies based on the below parameters: Hit: Film which doubles the investment; Super-Hit: Film which more than doubles the investment; Average: Film which only recovers investment; Plus: Film which recovers investment & yields some profit; Flop: Film which loses 50% or more of investment; Losing: Film which does not recover the investment but loses less than 50% of it. Based on these parameters

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  • Koimoi: Box office Verdict 2012

    Hit: Film which doubles the investment; Super-Hit: Film which more than doubles the investment; Average: Film which only recovers investment; Plus: Film which recovers investment & yields some profit; Flop: Film which loses 50% or more of investment; Losing: Film which does not recover the investment but loses less than 50% of it. * Still Running. Film Release date Lifetime Box-office verdict

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  • ZeeNews: ‘Student Of The Year’ review: Gear up for a lukewarm movie-wala-film!

    http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/movies/student-of-the-year-review-gear-up-for-a-lukewarm-movie-wala-film_121315.htm Take a cauldron. Mix in ‘Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire’ in generous doses, the essence of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, few minutes of some other films-set-in-school, and add a dash of ‘3 Idiots’ for flavour. What you have is Karan Johar’s latest offering, ‘Student Of The Year’. The director’s latest offering justifies, to the last bit, the adage – ‘all that glitters is not gold’. Set in the picturesque locales of Dehradun, more precisely, in the Forest Research Institute and Kasiga School, ‘Student Of The Year’ has every element of a Karan Johar school/college film. Beautiful surroundings; the fluff of snobbish, brand-obsessed people; few nerds – one of them bespectacled, inevitably; a Dean who just doesn’t understand the values of friendship

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  • 2nd Week Worldwide Box Office Collections Of ENGLISH VINGLISH

    “English Vinglish” Marks The Victory Of Concept & Sridevi “English Vinglish” started slowly at box office and after a good growth on Saturday and Sunday, film looked to settle with average numbers. But film’s amazing and a bit surprising performance in week two gave it not only the Hit tag but also marked the victory of a concept film and start status of Sridevi. Film has collected some huge numbers overseas which are unheard of for a heroine oriented film. This was solely due to film’s overseas friendly content and presence of Sridevi. This is 3rd clean hit from R Balki (though this one was directed by his wife Gauri Shinde) after “Cheeni Kam” and “Paa”. Film collected 60 lakh and 55 lakh on Wednesday

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  • Review: Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’ is all fluff and no stuff

    t would’ve been more apt to title this movie ‘Dancer of the Year’, instead of ‘Student of the year’, because that’s what Karan Johar’s pretty students do the most. They break into a jig at the drop of a hat. From extravagant weddings to snow-clad mountains, to funky clubs, to almost anywhere, they invest every waking hour in matching their steps to a host of remixed, old Hindi film classics. At KJo’s new school, it’s only the dance moves that count, and nothing else. Textbooks, sports and any other extracurricular activities, barring the one that touches the heart, are sidelined and pitched towards the fag end of the two-and-a-half-hour race.

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  • She has what it takes

    This has probably never happened in the history of Bollywood. A 49-year-old mainstream actress, absent from the limelight for almost 15 years, makes a comeback in a starring role. Her role in English Vinglish has won over the fans all over again. What’s more, contrary to what was normally seen in her heydays of the eighties, this time critics as well as the cerebral crowd are loving it too. But then Sridevi has always been an enigma, a departure from all that has forever defined stardom for the average Bollywood heroine over the years. The press would recall her as a star who avoided giving interviews or resorting to convenient antics to hog off-screen spotlight even in the days when she reigned as Hindi cinema’s

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  • Baradwaj Rangan – Lights, Camera, Conversation… “Speaking volumes through silent cinema”

    But there are all kinds of silent-film acting, with different levels of exaggeration, and what Sridevi does is just enough to render dialogue or explanation unnecessary. This is not the silent-film acting of far-flung arms and clasped bosoms, but the kind where a normal expression (one that would have been expressed without emphasis by, say, Shabana Azmi) is imbued with just the right amount of highlighting so that we register this emotion without being slapped on the face with it. It’s marvellously direct – and it’s there in the scene where her insensitive husband declares in front of family that his wife was born to cook. Her reaction – which seems to say “Is there no end to the extent you will go to humiliate

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  • english-vinglish earns rs-27cr in the opening-weekend

    Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish that opened to a tepid response on Friday, picked up over the weekend, and has remained steady since then. In the opening weekend, English Vinglish grossed Rs 17.25 crore in India (net collection: Rs 13.25 crore) and Rs 9.75 crore overseas . The film opened to modest collections but with favorable reviews combined with superb word of mouth, the film grew in business over Saturday and Sunday, especially at the multiplexes.

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  • ‘English Vinglish’ earns Rs 13 cr in 3 days, ‘Oh My God’ still going strong

    New Delhi: Sridevi’s comeback film ‘English Vinglish’ had a slow start and earned Rs 2.5 crore on Friday. However, the positive reviews from critics and the viewers did wonders for the film. ‘English Vinglish’ earned Rs 13 crore in the first weekend. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh lately tweeted, “English Vinglish started on a slow note on Friday, but the terrific word of mouth helped the business grow over the weekend. English Vinglish *revised figures* Fri 2.5 cr, Sat 4.4 cr, Sun 6.1 cr. Total: 13 cr nett.” After staying away from the silver screen for 15 years, Sridevi is back with a bang. Though her co-stars Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand and Adil Hussain are brilliant in the film, but it’s Sridevi who dominates the entire

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  • English Vinglish Overseas and Saturday Huge Growth in India also

    As expected: Komal Nahta Tweets: EV doing wonders in Overseas already: UK £37k Friday. Superb for a film with NO hero and Sridevi coming after 15 years! EV friday in USA: ??$180k (similar to Agneepath)!!!! GREAT! EV in UAE: Unbelievable collections! Thursday+Friday=8,50,000 dirhams. Astounding for a film with just Sridevi as the saleable face EV picking up vicking up hugely in India too. Gauri shines after Ganpati visarjan. Devaa and (Sri)devi ki krupa-vupa!Very bahut happy vappy taran Adarsh #EnglishVinglish is Brilliant Villiant in multiplexes today.

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  • English Vinglish: 10 scenes that make it Sridevi’s best performance

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/english-vinglish-10-scenes-that-make-it-sridevis-best-performance/298209-8-66.html A matchless cook, a caring mother, a perfect homemaker and an expert in making laddoos, Shashi Godbole’s character in ‘English Vinglish’ is so beautifully crafted that it looks very close to reality. Tired of becoming a butt of jokes at social gatherings, Shashi aka Sridevi decides to take up a crash course in English speaking. We know so many people who stick out like a sore thumb as they can’t speak proper English and Shashi brings to you their side of story. Written and directed by ad filmmaker Gauri Shinde, ‘English Vinglish’ is an emotional film and a perfect family entertainer. The film has the same flavour of ‘Cheeni Kum’ and ‘Paa’, as they were directed by Shinde’s husband R Balki. He is the

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  • Few More reviews EV: GLAMSHAM (****) ,Yahoo (****) & Mayank Shekhar- catch it, watch it

    GLAMSHAM Gauri Shinde has come up with a gem in her directorial debut. The story is very modern, yet archaic; sober, yet hard-hitting. And adding punch with lots of pizzaz to the entire duration of the film is Sridevi. She has come back with the proverbial BANG! Probably, this has to be one of the best knock-out return of an actress who once ruled the roost. Sedate, peaceful, purposeful yet not losing her mind, Sridevi tackles a subject, so close to home, with a rare maturity that only motherhood can bring. Vidya Balan has fierce competition now. Another ‘hero’ is on the horizon. And Sridevi is a serious contender with this performance of hers for the Best Actress Award. Kahaani mein twist! view ENGLISH VINGLISH

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  • Komal Nahta: EV Review

    “On the whole, English Vinglish is a simple tale sensitively told and extraordinarily enacted. It may have taken a slow start but it has immense power to grow greatly because of positive word of mouth and ultimately prove a hit! No doubt, it will work more in the cities and the multiplexes but business from there will be big. Ladies will give a huge boost to the film. It also has tremendous repeat value be­cause it is a very uplifting and feel-good film.” ENGLISH VINGLISH Hope Productions Pvt. Ltd., Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R.K. Damani and Eros International’s English Vinglish is the story of a middle-class Indian housewife, Shashi (Sridevi), who doesn’t know to speak proper Eng­lish. Her lack of knowledge of English often makes her the

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  • Raja Sen: English Vinglish is a winner all the way

    **** In India [ Images ], our post-Colonial hangover includes a peculiar English-language elitism, where those even halfway in control of the language thumb their nose at those unable to speak it. Where folk routinely, and with unforgivable curtness, cut folk off mid-sentence to snappily correct pronunciation. Which is why a scene in Gauri Shinde’s new film — where a simple Maharashtrian woman is castigated by her family for calling jazz “jhaaz” (even as they proudly call it “jhazz” themselves) — rings so true. They don’t intentionally mean to humiliate the woman with their constant use of English, but appear befuddled by her lack of what they imagine to be the most basic of linguistic skills. Shashi, the devastatingly unassuming heroine of English Vinglish, is

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  • The Guardian EV review: Peter Bradshaw, likable family comedy from India

    *** Here is a likable family comedy from India with its own air of innocence, and a boisterous cameo from Amitabh Bachchan. Former ad director Gauri Shinde makes her feature debut, and the star is Bollywood veteran Sridevi. She plays Shashi, a shy housewife, mother and devoted cook who is feeling increasingly left out of things because, unlike her hip kids and businessman husband (Adil Hussain), she speaks hardly any English. Fate lends a hand when she has to travel on her own to New York for a month to help prepare a family wedding. The excitement of America inspires her to attend English classes; Shashi blossoms and grows in confidence, and catches the eye of lonely, handsome French classmate Laurent (Mehdi Nebbou) who begins

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  • Now comes Sridevi 2

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Now-comes-Sridevi-2/articleshow/16668140.cms Sequels have made smash hits into huge franchises. Batman, Spiderman, Superman… man man man! Now, welcome the biggest sequel to the smashest hit woman of Indian cinema. Sridevi-2. While Gauri was busy writing and directing English Vinglish, I was serving coffee, watching Sri perform and thinking to myself about the concept of human franchise. What does it take an actor to be a phenomenon? And a phenomenon 2? It’s actually very very simple. Anybody can be Sridevi. Here’s how. Be born with ACT+ blood group. Start acting at the age of 3 or max 4. Preserve your basic intelligence at all costs. Don’t complicate instinct with too much knowledge. Love acting. Keep acting. Don’t analyse your gift. Grow up. Forget birthdays. Adjust your dates

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  • Emirates 24*7 English Vinglish Review :Sridevi makes a ‘must-watch’ remarkable comeback

    By Sneha May Francis- Nothing forced about the movie, no unnecessary character; the only issue is Sridevi’s struggle with the English language What Karan Johar tried to teach, over-and-over again through lavish sets and glossy frames, about loving one’s parents, first-time director Gauri Shinde endorses, but with simplistic aplomb. Her lesson, however, is far more rooted in reality. A bit sluggish, but enjoyable nevertheless. Although influences of her famed filmmaker husband Balki are inevitable in the styling and narrative, Gauri does show promise.

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  • English Vinglish ready to break Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger’s record in TN

    Ek Tha Tiger had one of the biggest releases in Tamil Nadu this year. The Salman Khan starrer Hindi movie not only set a new benchmark at Indian Box Office but also at Chennai Box Office. Now, yesteryear actress Sridevi’s comeback movie English Vinglish seems to be ready to break the record of Ek Tha Tiger, as it is getting much-bigger release than the Sallu film in the state. The Salman’s movie had released in about 50 screens in Tamil Nadu and 20 screens in Chennai on August 15. Now, Sridevi’s English Vinglish (Aangilam Vaangilam in Tamil) is hitting the screens in around 170 screens (includes Tamil version) in Tamil Nadu. Traders say that two factors have made the makers of the film to have

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  • Subhash K Jha: Mini Review English Vinglish- If you see only 2 films a year make sure you see English Vinglish…twice

    Sublime,subtle,seductive,engaging.. English Vinglish is a life-changing experience.It turns around the male gaze,making patriarchal tyranny seem like an acceptable tradition that we never thought we needed to break .With oodles of persuasive charm,director Gauri Shinde’s film breaks down the bastion of male pride with a film that generations will look back on with affection.Ms Shinde’s debut is on a par with Aparna Sen’s 36 Chowringhee Lane.As for the incandescent Sridevi,was she really gone for for 16 years?She makes today’s supposedly cool actresses look like jokes.If you see only 2 films a year make sure you see English Vinglish…twice!’4 and a half stars. Subhash K Jha

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  • Firstpost Bollywood Movie Review: Sridevi brings acting back in English Vinglish!

    English Vinglish’s opening credits roll with congratulatory wishes – one for Indian cinema turning 100 years old and to Amitabh Bachchan on his 70th birthday, which falls on 11 October. The Bachchan wishes will explain themselves in the film, with his cameo extraordinaire. Shashi Godbole (Sridevi) lives the life of a devoted housewife in Pune to a husband (Adil Hussain) who has no time to converse with her and is an attentive and loving mother to an annoying daughter, Sapna, who mocks her inability to speak in English. But her adorable little boy, Sagar, who seems to be the only one who reciprocates her affection, is a constant companion. The scene where he bullies her into doing a Michael Jackson step is priceless. She also

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  • English Vinglish: Another review

    Sridevi is back and how! English Vinglish is worthy a comeback for this diva. The director of the movie Gauri Shinde has done perfect justice to Sridevi’s acting talent. English Vinglish was premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, where Sridevi’s performance drew a standing ovation and critical acclaim. And now we know why! The story of English Vinglish is emotional, sweet and funny. It’s a truly delightful film, with Sridevi stealing the show, as expected! Story English Vinglish is a story of a housewife Shashi and her quest to learn English. Shashi has two kids and she lives in Mumbai with her family. Though she is a perfect house maker, she is often criticised by her husband and kids for not knowing English. Shashi’s

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  • A Simple and Effortless Portrayal of a Beautiful Story- English Vinglish Review

    English Vinglish’ is a beautiful film that brings to light the intricacies of relationships, marriage and friendships. It is an outstanding, yet a simple story. It is the brilliant directorial debut of ad film maker Gauri Shinde that brings several fresh faces to life on screen. But above all, ‘English Vinglish’ is the magnificient comeback of actress Sridevi. And yes, she doesn’t disappoint! The 49 year old, dancing queen of the 80s and 90s has done it all before! She has been a part of award winning films like ‘Lamhe’ and ‘Chalbaaz’ apart from her success sprint in South Indian films, and yet, in ‘English Vinglish’ she is new, filled with expression and plays an inspiring leading lady. ‘English Vinglish’ is the simple story of

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