Sunday, February 28, 2010

Aamir Khan starring “3 Idiots” got best film award

Hindi movie fans enjoyed a star studded 55th Filmfare awards on Saturday night. Many Hindi movies and its stars were awarded in different categories. Top Bollywood actor Aamir Khan starring '3 Idiots' was one of the most successful movies. It made a big surprise in the award ceremony after taking six trophies including best film. I was optimistic about the success of this film because it hit the box office in 2009 and it was the last successful movie in the last year. Rajkumar Hirani, who directed this film, won four awards. He won the best director award. He also won the best story trophy along with Abhijat Joshi. Not only that but also he won best screenplay award with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. This talented person also won best dialogue award for this film.

The main attraction of this film was Amitabh Bachchan. This legend actor won the best actor award. His film Paa won two awards. The actress of this film Vidya Balan got best actress award. However, despite winnings a prestigious award, Bachchans family boycotted the award ceremony because of the false news reported about Aishwarya Rai's health in Mumbai Mirror. The Bachchans have sent a legal notice to the editor of this newspaper and asked him to say apologize in publicly. It is also thought that Amitabh Bachchan may refuse the award later.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Bachchans would not attend the 55th Filmfare award show

The Bachchans are very angry over false news published by Mumbai Mirror saying that Aishwarya Rai is suffering from stomach tuberculosis and that is why she can not conceive. After this news came out, the Bachchan family became very angry. The Mumbai Mirror and Filmfare, which are owned by Times Group, published this news. The Bachchan family has a very good relationship with the Times Group. But they have sent a legal notice to the editor of the Mumbai Mirror asking for a retraction and public apology. Regarding this news, Amitabh Bachchan said,

"We have informed Filmfare that neither will Aishwarya be performing at the event, for which all preparations had been made and neither shall any of us be attending”.

The Bachchan is very angry that the newspaper did not publish a formal apology letter. However, Mumbai Mirror editor talked to the Bachchans over the phone and said sorry to them in private. However, Bachchans are not happy with this. They said that you can not just embarrass people publicly and then say sorry in private. Along with the Bachchans, director R. Balakrishnan, who directed Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek starrer Paa, also decided to stay away from the event to show support to the family.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Teen Patti review: Just another over hyped movie

Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley starrer Teen Patti has come to the theatres but expect no ordinary people to go and enjoy the movie because he would not understand what the movie is about. The biggest weakness of the movie is that the subject of the movie caters to the test of the educated people. Amitabh Bachchan played an unsuccessful math professor, Venkat Subaramanium, whose superiors claim that his research findings have no real world application.

However, his theory of probability could predict the winner in a card game and bring in lots of money. Venkat was then persuaded by his colleague, Prof. Shantanu Biswas, to use the theory. The two professors and a bunch of students then start hanging out at the various underground gambling dens of Mumbai. What starts as an experiment turns into matter of greed and deception which ends when one of the students commit suicide.

Though Sir Ben Kingsley got lots of media coverage while talking about the movie. In reality, his role is very short. He is just a listener. Script of the movie is another weakness. Sometimes the characters say these dialogues but it does not make any sense. Director Leena Yadav tried to reveal the dark side of gambling and tried to create an environment surrounded by rich and greedy people which did not look very convincing. In 21, the movie from which Teen Patti’s story has been taken, shows an evil professor using his students. Here, the two professors, target students with troubled pasts.

Both Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan played their role very well. Madhavan was fine with his role. Among the four new characters, Dhruv Ganesh got lots of exposure but others did not have much presence in the movie.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley star in Teen Patti

Teen Patti, a thriller movie, is going to release in theatres today. The story of “Teen Patti” has been inspired from Kevin Spacey starrer drama film “21.” Only the main story has been taken from the movie, while the setting has been entirely changed. “Teen Patti” stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley two most famous actors of the eastern and western cinema.

Earlier, rumor spread out that British actor, Pierce Brosnan, would play a role in the movie. A portion of the movie was shot in London. Teen Patti tells the story of a group of genious people who lost their ways into greed and deception. Ben Kingsley played the role of Perci Trachtenberg, who is considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians in the world. Trachtenberg met Prof. Venkat Subramaniam, a reclusive but talented math professor from India at a high rolling casino in London where Venkat tells Perci about his discovery and the suffering it brought into his life.

Venkat told Perci that he discovered a math theory that would change the world of mathematics forever. Venkat’s new theory would redefine the principles of probability and randomness. He wanted to test his new theory in the real world after being persuaded by professor Shantanu at the game of teen patti, a poker game. However, what started as an experiment turned out to be serious game of life and death.

Teen Patti: Dhruv Ganesh was very nervous facing the camera for the first time

Along with established movie actors, Teen Patti also stars four newbies. One of them is Dhruv Ganesh. His skinny appearance makes him a standout in the group.

Dhruv Ganesh hails from Delhi. His father served in the Indian air force. So, Dhruv has been moving around all over India including Wellington (South India), Adampur (Punjab), Delhi, Kalaikunda (West Bengal) Mumbai, Allahabad, Ahmedabad and Baroda. From an early, Dhruv Ganesh has been involved in theatres. Since, he wanted to have a career in acting, Bombay was his first choice. He came to heard about the audition of Teen Patti through a friend and auditioned for the movie. It was a very rigorous process. In the movie, Dhruv Ganesh played the role of a small town boy named, Bikram Ashwin Dhar, who comes from a conservative family and wants to have a degree and secure a better job.

From a very young age, Dhruv Ganesh suffered from stage fright and this created a very big problem when he faced the camera but Rani Dharkar helped him a lot. She directed his first play. A private person, Dhruv love to play games and watching movies. Aamir Khan’s Raang De Basanti was one of his favorite films because the movie tells the tragic story of an Indian air force pilot and Dhruv’s father was also a pilot.

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Which movies will hit the box office: Teen Patti or Karthik Calling Karthik?

Tomorrow is going to be a tough time for two movie directors Leena Yadav and Vijay Lalwani as their directed movie “Teen Patti” and “Karthik Calling Karthik” are going to release on 26th February 2010. It is expected that there will be a competitive battle between these two films. The question is that which film will hit the box office. “Teen Patti” starring by Big B, Amitabh Bachchan, is perhaps going to hit the box office. On the other hand, Farhan Akhtar’s “Karthik Calling Karthik” will face a tough to get hit in the box office.

Both films deal with two different types of stories. In “Teen Patti” film Amitabh Bachchan will be seen as an ordinary math teacher. Amitabh Bachchan will wear cheap old cloths which were sold from Chor Bazaar in Mumbai.

“Karthik Calling Karthik” is a different type of film. Farhan Akhtar will act as a Karthik. Karthik is an introverted boy. However, he gets call from another person who introduces him as Karthik. This phone call changes his life. Deepika Padukone acts in a female lead role.

Let’s see who will win get success in this fight between Leena Yadav and Vijay Lalwani. I hope you will enjoy these films in silver screen.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Katrina Kaif’s character in Rajneeti inspire the women

“Rajneeti” is an upcoming movie which is made based on Indian politics. This movie will be released on 4th July 2010. A lot of Bollywood stars have been cast for this upcoming film. However, there is only one female character which is acted by one of the most sought after actress Katrina Kaif. It is obviously a big challenge for her. She will be seen in a different character which she was not supposed to do before. No doubt, this movie will help her to prove her acting ability. She will act as a widow. Katrina Kaif said that her role in this movie will make her ideal to the Indian women. Women will be inspired by her. They will feel dare to talk about their rights. Let us come to see how her role influences over the mind of woman.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Katrina Kaif fight with Prakash Jha for saree color in the upcoming Hindi movie “Rajneeti”

Katrina Kaif is the only female star in the star studded upcoming Hindi film “Rajneeti”. This film will be released on 4th June 2010. This movie is made based on Indian politics. Shooting of this film is still going on. However, the fight between actress Katrina Kaif and director Prakash Jha has come into the spot light. There was not any important reason behind their fight. The color of a saree created a big problem between them. Katrina Kaif wanted to wear deep color saree because her fans want her to see in a sexy look. But director Prakash Jha asked her to wear off white saree for her role. In this fight Prakash Jha won but it crated much anger in the mind of Katrina Kaif. She said that she did not have any objection in wearing saree for the scene but she expected any lovely and bold color saree which he used to wear in her previous films. I think you know that in India widow often wears this color of saree.

However, Katrina Kaif’s fans can see her demure in the film. I think Katrina Kaif should give more focus on her character rather than sexy image. Day by day she is becoming aged and matured. She should try hard to make herself memorable to her fans.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Name is Khan is an unsuccessful movie in India

There was much speculation about the success of Shah Rukh Khan’s new movie “My Name is Khan”. However, the reality is different. The truth is that it could not dominate the movie industry more than one or two weeks. May be it could earn huge money in its opening ceremony and it was possible because of Shiv Sena’s publicity. “My Name is Khan” is not going well in India. Despite earning Rs. 90.2 crore in the opening week, its collections have dropped significantly in the next week. This kind of thing was unexpected to SRK fans. It is really a disappointed matter for the cinema hall owners. It is thought that cinema lovers have not found anything interesting or exciting that will attract them to watch this movie second time. Was it the only reason? I don’t think so. I think that people are not interested to see an aged person to act in a lead role. I think you know the story of this movie. It is made based on 9/11 in USA. However, it has already earned its profit in UK and USA and broke box office record.

Did you watch this movie? How was it? Which part in this movie did you like more?

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Movie Review of ‘My Name is Khan’

There is good news for Hindi movie lovers that the much-anticipated movie “My Name Is Khan” has been released today. Despite facing its major setback in Mumbai it has got released both US and India in more than 119 theatres. Fox Searchlight has distributed this movie in US. Fans are happy for this new movie where they can see the most successful onscreen couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol acting together. This movie has got good review from its audience. It proves that Hindu extremist group can not affect over it. Millions of people are curious to know the review of this film. The story of this film is based on 9/11 incident in US and how this incident affected in the live of Muslim in USA. The message of this movie is that all Muslims are not terrorists and there is no relation with Muslim and terrorist. Director of this movie, Karan Johar, tries hard to show that there are two types of people live in this world-the good and the bad. The strength of evil power can not defeat good. Good always triumphs the victory at the end. There are a lot of characters but only a few characters have importance to move the story ahead and lead to the climax.

At the beginning of this film you can see a child named Rizwan Khan. Rizwan Khan is an autistic child. He stays with his mother in Borivali, Mumbai. When he grows older and becomes adult, he movies to San Francisco to live with his brother and sister-in-law. He falls in love with Mandira. Before going to marry her, Rizwan Khan had to face a strong protest by his brother. After their marriage they started a small business. Everything was going well until September 11. Because of terrorist attack in USA, both Rizwan and Mandira had to face many difficulties. At a time, they got separated. To get her love back Rizwan left home and embark on a long journey across the US.

Both Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol acted well. Their acting touches the heart of movie lovers. After a long gap Kajol and Shah Rukh made pair in a movie. Kajol was awesome. I will not be surprised if Shah Rukh Khan or his co-stars are nominated for Oscar award.

Movie: My Name is Khan

Director: Karan Johar

Cast and Crew:

Shah Rukh Khan- Rizwan Khan

Kajol- Mandira

Jimmy Shergill- Zakir Khan

Tanay Chheda- Rizwan Khan (as a child)

Yuvaan Makaar-

Soniya Jehan- Haseena Khan

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Shah Rukh Khan featured on OK magazine

There is no argument about that Shah Rukh Khan is a leading actor in Bollywood. He is not only a popular actor in India but also well-known actor in some other regions like Middle East and Africa. Even Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep are not much popular like him. He has got much media coverage because of his upcoming movie “My Name Is Khan” which will be released just after one day. Because of the publicity of his big budget movie SRK is being featured everywhere. He has become the first Bollywood star who has featured on the British international magazine Esquire. This type of publicity is not new for him. He was featured by GQ. He again caught the media attention after featuring on the front page of OK magazine. This magazine has discloses some of his some secrets. Here, he talks about his drams, fears and passions. He also said what he thinks of himself besides being a superstar. He said that he is weird.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan will be doing “vogging” to his fans

It is not unknown to the Hindi movie fans that Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who is also called Big B, is keen about blogging too much. This legend actor has never left any opportunity to share his memorable story thorough blogging. Blogging has helped him to stay connected with his fans and exchange emotion through comments. He has shown his interest about vogging. It may seem to you an unknown and new word. “Vogging” means vocal blogging. Through vogging Amitabh Bachchan can reach out to his fans.

Amitabh Bachchan’s vog will be called Bachchan Bol (Bachchan Speak) which was launched on Tuesday in the Indian city of Mumbai. Here in Bachchan Bol you will hear Amitabh Bachchan’s voice through mobile phone from any part of India. However, the listeners will be able to post a voice comment on this blog. Fans are interest to know that what they can hear as a vog of Amitabh Bachchan. Big B would like to vog to his fans while going past a street, driving or on film sets etc. That is why, he will spend twice a week.

We know Amitabh Bachchan as a dedicated blogger. He continues his blogging besides acting. Voice blogging is going to involve with these two things soon. He has already posted 650 entries including 400 comments daily. It shows that he has a big fan following. In a survey by BBC News website to find out the greatest star of the millennium, he made his position at the top where stars like Marlon Brando and Charlie Chaplin were beaten by him. I hope that you can easily understand that how strong personality he has to the mind of people.

Amitabh Bachchan is a best-known Indian actor. He has already spent 40 years in Hindi movie industry. In his long career, he has acted in more than 140 movies. To his fans, he is treated as a semi-god. He should want to enlarge his record as long as possible. I am waiting to see if he gets success in vogging.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jessica Alba is keen to make her debut in Bollywood

If you are fan of Hollywood then Jessica Alba is not an unknown name to you. She is an American television and film actress. However, this 28-year-old actress shows her interest to act in any Hindi film. She has already fallen in love with Indian film and she would like to get chance in any Hindi film. Jessica Alba wants to act in different regional movie and prove her talent. The actress who has never been to India is planning a trip there and wants to see the beauty of India and its rich culture.

Jessica Alba is now busy to maintain her family. She has given birth to a baby who is now 19-month-old. She is excited abut her upcoming romantic movie “Valentine's Day”.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will act together in a film?

I have never seen Big B Amitabh Bachchan acting together with perfectionist Aamir Khan in any film. I have doubt that if anyone see these two big stars in one frame. However, if they do not act together then Hindi movie fans can see them soon in one film. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan went to Aamir Khan’s house to show respect to his father’s death. Before leaving the place he offered Aamir to direct a film for him. You should want to know that what Aamir said. However, Aamir Khan accepted this opportunity by nodding his head up and down. I have not found that in which film these two actors will act together. Even like others I am also excited to know the public opinion. How they will accept them in one movie?

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Review of Bollywood Movie Striker

Title: Striker

Director: Chandan Arora

Cast: Siddharth, Aditya Pancholi, Anupam Kher, Padmapriya

On February 5, 2010 Chandan Arora’s “Striker” was released in theaters. The movie stars Siddharth, after four years since last appearance in “Rang De Basanti”. Striker is a medium budget movie. The story of the movie is set in the nineties Mumbai underworld and also related to post-Ayodhya communal riots of 1992. Surya (Siddharth) is rebellious young boy but his ill health is his main problem. He can not attend school properly. It was his elder brother who introduces him to carrom and from a very young age he develops a liking towards carrom and becomes a very good carrom player. However, Siddarth dreams to go to Dubai and earn money. He works for three years and gathers enough money to go Dubai. But the employment agency who was supposed to send him to Dubai was a fake one and it took away all his money. This brought him to Jaleel (Aditya Pancholi), one of the most notorious gangsters of that area who also runs a carrom betting racquet. Eventually, Surya beats Jaleel and comes out as a winner. The movie starts with a very promising note. The story was good in the beginning but it failed to hook the audience for a long time. After a promising start the story goes horribly starts to follow the regular Hindi movie cliché type of story telling and this became the major problem with Striker. You will enjoy the beginning of the movie but as it goes on you will start to loss interest. It is a movie that has been stretched out for nothing. Chandan Arora is a very experienced director. He did movies like Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005) and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003). He also edited Company, the famous movie of Ram Gopal Varma. Chandan Arora’s story telling style is very swift. However, the Striker story is nothing very extra ordinary. So, it failed to captivate the audience. However, some of the scenes in the movie were very well shoot that the carrom rounds between Surya and Jaleel were very intense then the movie also captured the nineties in a very detailed and also captured the underworld and people. Overall Striker could have been a decent movie if Chandan Arora paid more attention to the script.

Director of Striker film Chandan Arora is a fan of football. If he is the supporter of Chelsea or Arsenal then he should not miss tomorrow’s important match between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Aishwarya Rai is the highest paid actress

If you ask me who is the highest paid actress in Bollywood. Then, my answer is that “I don’t know”. Whatever the record it is and whoever makes this record, it is perhaps going to be broken by heartthrob actress Aishwarya Rai. Recently, Aishwarya Rai has been offered a whopping of Rs. 10 crores for a film. This enormous money was offered by producer Bobby Pushkarna. Bobby Pushkarna offered Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai such amount of money for his new film “Page 3”. Do you know who Bobby Pushkarna is? He is the son of veteran film producer Baldev Pushkarna. If Aishwarya Rai sings for this movie then she will overtake Kareena Kapoor who covered the headlines after for signing at Rs 7 crore mark.

This news should inspire all female actresses in Indian movie industry. It also proves that the control of all male actors is being reduced in India. At a time female actress were behind than male actors in the price money and power. But now they have become hard competitors against Bollywood actors.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aamir Khan’s father Tahir Hussain passed away by cardiac arrest

Hindi movie lovers know Tahir Hussain as the father of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and I think that he felt proud to say that he is the father of Aamir Khan. However, the question is that how many of you would know him as a filmmaker. Now, I will give you sad news that this legendary film maker is no more alive in this world. He passed away by following a cardiac attack on Tuesday and entered in an eternal world. He was early 70s when he breathed his last. It is really a great shock for all Hindi movie lovers. That is why, Bollywood pays tribute to Tahir Hussain. Aamir Khan is now in US with his wife to promote his film Peepli Live at the Sundance Festival. He is expected to return in India today on Wednesday. After the return of Aamir Khan, funeral will take place.

Tahir Hussain’s ancestors are Pashtuns of Afghanistan but he was born in India. Tahir Hussain started his career in the film industry as an assistant director in Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Dil De Ke Dekho in 1957. He worked along with his brother. He has directed many hit films where Aamir Khan acted in a lead role. One of the famous hit movies is 'Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke'. Other hit films which was directed by him are 'Madhosh', Anamika', 'Zakhmee' and 'Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke'.

He is physically dead but he has become eternal because of his work. We will remember him with great respect and honor.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tennis Legend Leander Paes will make debut in Bollywood

Leander Paes a famous Indian tennis player. This veteran tennis player has won many Grand Slams in male doubles and mixed doubles tennis. Recently, he took part in Australian Open 2010 and won the mixed doubles Championship along with Cara Black of Zimbabwe. His dominance in tennis court is not new. However, the 36-year-old tennis player has taken decision to hang up his racquet and start his new career in Bollywood. We can see him acting in a movie soon. It is heard that he has already completed part of a Bollywood film’s shooting. Secretary of the Bengal Tennis Association (BTA) Hiranmoy Chatterjee confirms the truth of this news. Hiranmoy is also considered as the close to the tennis player Leander Paes. May be, the remaining parts of the film will be shooting in Kolkata next month.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Why Shah Rukh Khan is afraid of getting into relationships?

It is not unknown to the fans of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan that he will feature the cover page of popular men’s magazine GQ. Here, his life story will be featured into different categories like food, music, fitness, movies, sex, travel etc. In a statement, he said that he is scared of getting into relationships and caught the media attention socially and emotionally inept. It will make you surprise and curious both. What did he mean with it? Is he going to fall in love with any girl or something? If he is not in love then why is he feeling scared? Don’t be worried dear reader. He will not do anything that will turn him villain.

hindustantimes reported:

"With Aamir (Khan) and Amitabh Bachchan, there is no fall-out," the 44-year-old actor said. And while talking about her friend filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan, Shah Rukh said, "I'll be honest about Farah. Her work defines her. None of us owe anything to anyone. I always believe that."

He has many friends in Bollywood and most of them are contemporaries and seniors in the movie industry. At the same time, he has many enemies in Bollywood. Here, he has talked about Farah Khan. His relation with Farah Khan is not going well and that is the most talk of the topic in Bollywood. May be, their friendship will break up. Shah Rukh condemns Farah Khan for this reason.