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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now comes Sridevi 2 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.

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

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

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