Abhishek Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat, Supratik Sen and Pubali Chaudhari – Kai Po Che!
Samir, Arsh Tanna – Ram-leela (more…)
Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgeralds timeless novel THE GREAT GATSBY stays true to the themes of the original, but as expected, adds a remarkable amount of visual flair and panache in its storytelling.
Luhrman is quite easily one of the most interesting directors in Hollywood today. His visual perfection is unmatched for the most, and though he tends to over indulge at times (very similar to Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Bollywood), his storytelling acumen coupled with the performances he extracts from his cast have become his signature.
The basic plot of the movie remains intact (I won’t give that away for those who haven’t grown up with the novel, I was introduced to book in 5th form English). but its the treatment that makes the movie standout. (more…)
In the age of Twlights, Dark Knights and those so many animated features, its surprising to stand in line and buy tickets for a houseful film whose theme is 1970s CIA exfiltarion mission. A surprising fact was, I had no idea what the film was about until I actually saw it and I went for it only because it was directed by Ben Affleck. (I had assumed, looking at the line for tickets, that maybe twilight has a special screening here, or ARGO might be comedy).
ARGO, is an amazing thriller which will push you to the edge of your seats by its climax. Whats even more interesting is that its based on a true story. Ben affleck plays a CIA agent who goes to Iran to rescue 6 US embassy workers and bring them back home in the disguise of moviemakers from CANADA– all that when IRAN and US were almost at war–during the 1979 Iran Hostage crisis.
The film works on many level. It shows you the situation of a CIA agent and what goes through his head when the lives of 6 people depend on him. It shows the emotional condition of both the people who seek refuge in a foreign country and of those who give them that much needed helping hand. What I liked about the film most was that it didn’t judge or take sides..Ben Affleck gave ample consideration to both sides and the reason for cause and effect.
The most complelling thing about ARGO is its thrill element…the rescue operation.. the fake movie making ..the whole fake identities..its all very well shot and directed.. The actors did their part really well and the audience will go tend to go into that era through the movie and very well enjoy it. (more…)
Karan Johar, for example, recently received a special invitation from the British Tourist Authority to attend the event. He has apparently halted filming for his next film ‘Student of the Year’ to attend the games in London.
Another star who will be attending is Anil Kapoor. Kapoor was invited by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. Boyle is the director of the Olympics opening ceremony, and Anil will be his personal guest!
We’ve also heard unconfirmed rumblings of Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan attending the Games. Deepika, who’s always said that her first love is sports, will probably check out the Badminton matches. Wonder what the other stars fancy?!? To learn more about your favorite Bollywood stars visit www.spuul.com/stars. (more…)
Here’s a download on what happened this week in B-Town
Veteran superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away on Wednesday, and Bollywood mourned the loss of a legend. The stars took to the web to pay their respects, sharing fond memories on Twitter, while Amitabh Bachchan dedicated a heartwarming blog post to Kaka.
The trailer for Son of Sardaar released on Friday, starring Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha. The action packed trailer has nearly reached 20,000 hits in les than a day! If you can’t wait to catch Ajay and Sonakshi in SOS, you can watch their films online on Spuul at http://spuul.in/JmGkAh
Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra celebrated their birthdays on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. Facebook and Twitter were overflowing with birthday wishes for the two stars, as fans showed their love. The celebrations for the birthday girls continue on Spuul! Watch Katrina and Priyanka’s latest films instantly online at http://spuul.in/LkKllL (more…)
The Bollywood experience online just got better with Spuul! Spuul is a new online streaming service dedicated to Indian movies. Now you can instantly watch the latest Bollywood movies online at www.spuul.com
A review of the site revealed that Spuul offers free and subscription based movies. And there’s no credit card required to get started. A few clicks and you could be watching Saif romancing Deepika in Love Aaj Kal free!
Film : THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Director : Christopher Nolan
Production House : LEGENDARY PICTURES, SYNCOPY FILMS (more…)
Yeh HOnsla (Candlelight Cover) – Aakash Gandhi (feat. Jonita Gandhi)
Rajjo sat in between Harry and Aayat in a line and followed Harry’s eyes that turned back to behold Aayat.Aayat smiled back.Rajjo looked back at Aayat and could see the happiness on her face.She looked back at Harry whose eyes were fixed for moments on Aayat. The circle was complete but she was out of the desired line of sight.The disappointment on face on her face was evident and the awkwardness soon set in and the last traces of expression was of a volcano being prepared deep inside her soul that had been bruised by that line of sight between Harry and Aayat.The “Green Eyed Monster” had gripped Rajjo and she was captured by the sense of loss that seemed all the more impending,thanks to that one evidence provided by the warmth in Harry and Aayat’s eyes!!
Rajjo describes the greatest and most addictive emotion of jealousy in her entire portrayal. She is a very prominent spoke of the wheel of ” Mausam”. She acts as the perfect “outsider” to that developing “perfect” world of Harry and Aayat. She portrayed the “without” in the “within” of a world that she detested developing. Note the scene where later in the movie she agrees to help Aayat to find Harry and also allows Aayat to use her telephone and we feel that since Rajjo is married,she has long forgotten the jealousy that she once harboured…but the scene where she burns the letter from Aayat to Harry in the fire makes a very emphatic statement–The Romans and Women never forget.They might forgive but they never forget. One cannot miss the way her hands crush the paper and thus signify the “remembrance” of the loss that meant a life to her.Rajjo clinched her hands,the paper got crushed and then burnt in fire.I personally have not seen a much better description of jealousy in recent times or even in the past few years with such strong metaphorical grammar. (more…)
Raja Natwarlal had poor collections on day one as it collected around 5 crore nett on day one. Mumbai circuit was a bit better as Gujarat and Saurashtra fared better and by far the best collections across India. It was a holiday in Maharashtra and Gujarat and that helped Mumbai circuit compared to rest of India but even with holiday Mumbai can not be called good. The rest of the country was poor with North and Central recording dull collections and also not showing that major jump in the evening shows which was needed.Read more...
Lyon (France): Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol’s “Turn Back Crime” campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime. Shah Rukh, said to be the first Indian to be made an ambassador for the global campaign, is lending his voice to help spread the message that all of society benefits when citizens respect law and fight crime. “It’s a very special honour to be a part of Interpol’s ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign as an ambassador,” said Shah Rukh.Read more...
Before I go into my views about Ek Villain, I’d like to state that I am a huge fan of “I Saw the Devil (ISTD)” (on which Ek Villain is based) and I consider it a cinematic masterpiece. When I heard that Mohit Suri is making an Indian version of ISTD I was contrastively (9 out of 10 times I hate Indianized version of classics) quite glad and upbeat about it. Reason: From the very first time I watched ISTD, I have always felt that it has a very universal story and despite all the violence its core element: “The story of ultimate pain and suffering and confronting it” is applicable to almost every variety of people. What went unforgivably wrong in Ek Villain isRead more...
Richard Attenborough, Actor, Director and Giant of British Cinema, Dies at 90 Richard Attenborough, who after a distinguished stage and film acting career in Britain reinvented himself to become the internationally admired director of the monumental “Gandhi” and other films, died on Sunday. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his son, Michael, according to the BBC.Read more...
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