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Jodha Akbar sweeps Film Fare

Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra were declared the best male and female actors respectively at the glittering 54th Idea Filmfare Awards ceremony here on late Saturday night.hrithik-roshan

March 1, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slumdog tops Hollywood words

Slumdog Millionaire, the rags-to-riches movie that took the Oscars by storm, also produced two of the most influential words of the 2008 Hollywood awards season.

A language monitoring group said on Thursday that Jai Ho!, Hindi for Let There be Victory and the title of the movie’s Oscar Slumdog – the controversial term coined by the filmmakers for young slum-dwellers in Mumbai – were named the top “HollyWords” of the year that closed with last Sunday’s Oscars.

The Global Language Monitor, which uses an algorithm to track the frequency of words and phrases in the world’s print and electronic media, said it was rare for two words from the same movie to be ranked in its annual list.

Slumdog Millionaire crowned its awards sweep by winning eight Oscars, also including best picture and director.

Last summer’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull inspired the new expression Nuke the Fridge – a phrase coined on the Internet to describe a moment when a cinematic franchise has run its course.

The phrase came in third on the list, followed by Hmong – a mountain dwelling people in Laos – from the Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you….stranger”, the Joker’s twist on German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s epigram that was spoken by Heath Ledger in Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight was also among the Top Ten along with the line “There are no coincidences” from the animated movie Kung Fu Panda

February 28, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama wants to watch Slumdog Millionaire

Now US President, Barack Obama is mesmerized by Slumdog Millionaire.According to the White House Obama wants to watch the acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire.
The exhilarating rags-to-riches fairy tale set in Mumbai,swept the Oscars with eight awards including the best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay; with A R Rahman becoming the only Indian to bag two Oscars for the best score and original song.

February 25, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A.R.rahman wins 2 Oscars

It was a dream run at the Oscars for India. Filmmaker Danny Boyle’s rags-to-riches romance set in India, Slumdog Millionaire, won eight Oscar awards for best feature film, direction, original song, original score, sound mixing, editing, adapted screenplay and cinematography. Smile Pinki, a 39-minute short film in Hindi and Bhojpuri, directed by Emmy-nominated producer Megan Mylan won the best documentary short subject Oscar.Rahman he is a true Patriot he dint even forget the national language and his mother toungue and praised his mother and the only God.His speech was true and his performance of o saaya was scintillating.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Delhi-6

The carpet was set, the barricades grounded, and the security tight. But nothing deterred girls to hoot with the highest tempo to shake hands, express their love and catch a glimpse of their bodyguard-clouded-star Abhishek Bachchan at the red-carpet premiere of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Delhi-6’ releasing Friday. Women from all age groups – married, college going and school going girls – filled the atmosphere with an electrifying energy to meet Abhsihek at PVR Priya here Thursday night.
‘Abhishek I love you’, ‘Abhishek marry me’, ‘Abhishek, you are the best’ were a few of the slogans the fair-sex aficionados couldn’t stop shouting when the whole star cast of ‘Delhi-6’ arrived at the event. ‘I have been here since the last three hours and I am not leaving the place until I shake hands with Abhishek,’ said Richa Yadav, a Class 12 student from DPS, Mathura Road, who finally managed to capture pictures of her star from the least distance across the barricade. Shouted a gang of eight girls from Delhi University: ‘Abhishek, you have to pick one from us. We won’t let you go.’ The actor himself was in a fix at the response. ‘It’s mind blowing. It’s amazing. I love Delhi and the turn out of the people here is fantastic. I hope it remains the same in theatres as well,’ said Abhishek, clad in a jet-black three-piece suit.
Written and directed by Mehra, the UTV produced film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Chopra, Waheeda Rehman and Atul Kulkarni – who were also present at the do. Also present at the event were a bevy of Bollywood stars including, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and movie’s producer Ronnie Screwala.

February 20, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delhi 6

The starcast of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s most awaited flick Delhi 6 gathered at a suburban mall in Mumbai to flag off the promotions of the film. The promotions were kicked-off through an unique caravan. And while the director enjoyed the moment the leading pair of the film also shook a leg for their fans .Taking center stage at the promotional event were the leading pair of the film Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor. The two did all that was required of them.They posed for the shutter bugs, clicked pictures with their fans and also shook a leg to light up the occasion.
“We will be holding something called the Delhi mela (fate) with chaats and bangles it’s all part for the promotional activity of the film,” said Abhishek.
“It’s a people’s film effort yehi rahegi ki Abhishek aur Sonam India main ghoome aur is film ko promote kare (Our effort is only that Abhishek and Sonam promote the film an take it to the people).” said Rakeysh. Apart from pledging their combined support to promote their film through this caravan ride across the country, Abhishek and Sonam also share a mutual admiration for each other’s acting prowess.”I think Abhishek is a fabulous actor, I think I’m very fortunate to be doing my second film with him,” said Sonam.”Sonam is a seasoned veteran by the way she’s performed in the film,” said Abhishek.Here’s hoping the audiences feel the same once the film releases on February 20.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chandni Chowk to China

chandnichowk Chandni Chowk To China is a big, bloated misadventure of a movie with a string of set pieces instead of a plot. There are too many gags, too many action scenes, too many item songs, and too much of everything, in fact. The film’s biggest crime, if you ask me, is that it’s an exercise in excess.Akshay Kumar stars as Sidhu, a down-on-his-luck street-side cook in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk who some Chinese tourists mistake for the reincarnation of their ancient warrior who alone can defend their village against the kung-fu crime-lord Hojo (played by Chinese actor Gordon Liu). Encouraged and abetted by Ranvir Shorey playing con artist Chopstick, Sidhu leaves behind his father (Mithun Chakraborty) and heads off to China, where much chaos ensues.
Inspired liberally from Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle, the comedy in Chandni Chowk To China, although largely slapstick, is enjoyable for the sheer good-natured goofiness Akshay brings to his character. I’m reminded of that scene in the aircraft where he repeatedly attempts to slam shut a stubborn overhead locker, or then that ingenious song sequence in which he fobs off the bad guys in his bumbling, drunken state. The film’s first hour is lighthearted and simple and most of the humor’s derived from Sidhu’s clumsiness and ineptitude. It’s when the film enters its second hour that the cracks begin to show.The track involving the estranged twin sisters — both played by Deepika Padukone — and their reunion with their beggar father is too convoluted and distracting, and it takes away from the film’s central story.

January 18, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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With several Bollywood projects in hand, southern beauty Asin Thottumkal moved to Mumbai from Chennai but says she has no plans to stay in the city permanently. ‘This is not a permanent shift from south Indian film industry to Bollywood, it’s just that I had two exciting projects, so I came here,’ Asin, who was adjudged the best newcomer at Nokia Star .
Screen Awards for her performance in Aamir Khan starrer ‘Ghajini’, told IANS. The 23-year-old actress, who was also in the Tamil version of ‘Ghajini’, will be next seen in Vipul Shah’s mega budget film ‘London Dreams’ with Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan.

January 18, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | 1 Comment

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Fans of director Danny Boyle’s work will find much to appreciate in his latest film, Slumdog Millionaire, a sweeping, hopeful story about a boy in the slums of India who becomes an instant celebrity after he wins millions on India’s version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. Adapted by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) off the novel Q &A by Vikas Swarup, the tale is framed within an interesting narrative structure that revolves around the young man, Jamal, being interrogated for fraud by the police, who cannot believe that a “slumdog” orphan could possibly have known the answers to the questions on the show.

Boyle uses this conceit to take us back and forth from the police station, where Jamal (Dev Patel) is tortured to get him to confess how he cheated, to his appearance on the show, to the events throughout his youth that led to him knowing the answers to the game show questions. How did a boy growing up in the slums amid piles of garbage and filth know which US president is on the one hundred dollar bill, or who invented the revolver? Boyle takes us back through Jamal’s life story to show us the mean-streets education that led to him knowing the answers, while managing to avoid making the set-up feel contrived.
The scenes that take place during the game show are a masterwork of interplay and intellect, as Jamal duels verbally with wealthy, narcissistic host Prem Kumar (veteran Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor), who’s sort of a Hindi version of Regis Philbin. There’s a certain level of class struggle going on within the framework of the game show, pitting the wealthy, arrogant host against the soft-spoken, affable kid from the slums. Kumar, fearing that the eminently likable young man might detract from his own popularity with the audience, taunts Jamal for being a poor chaiwalla (tea bearer) and subtly — and not so subtly — tries to get Jamal to cash in and end his winning streak. What Kumar doesn’t get is that Jamal’s not really in it for the money at all.

A screenwriter friend I talked to after last night’s sneak screening called Slumdog “Dickensonian” in style, and that’s a fairly apt comparison. While Boyle immerses the viewer in the poverty and tragedy of life as an orphan in the slums of Mumbai, he deftly avoids delving into the murky realm of “poverty porn,” which treats the lives of those caught in such circumstances gratuitously. This is a character-intensive story, with the narrative lens focused firmly on Jamal, who, in spite of growing up amidst filth, abuse and the threat of starvation, emerges with his spirit, honesty and courage intact.

The heart of the film, though, is the thread of love and friendship between Jamal and another young orphan, Latika, who’s befriended by Jamal and gruffly tolerated by his older brother. The trio call themselves “The Three Musketeers” — Jamal and his brother having been enraptured by the classic tale when they attended school before their mother died. Fate, life, and adults preying on the vulnerable youth of Mumbai’s slums conspire to keep Jamal and Latika apart, but Jamal never sways from his belief that he and Latika are destined to be together.

This love story, interwoven throughout the film, lends a classical, metaphorical level to the film that adds depth to its mainstream-audience friendly, accessible surface. Orphaned children in places like Mumbai are easy prey for adults who force or coerce them into servitude as beggars, prostitutes, and criminals. Jamal’s older brother succumbs to the lure of crime as a path out of poverty; Jamal, on the other hand, does what he has to in order to survive — when you’re five years old, homeless and starving while the adults around you kick you around like a dog for merely trying to scrounge enough to keep from dying, the morality of theft and ownership doesn’t really amount to much — but he never loses his sense of fairness, justice and compassion.

Jamal’s pursuit of Latika is single-minded; She is the only thing in his hard-knock life that he’s ever cared about other than his mother and brother. Even when Latika gives up and resigns herself to the life of abuse that it seems fate has mapped out for her, Jamal is her white knight, relentlessly fighting to free her from the prison in which beauty and destitution have trapped her.

Patel, with his wide-eyed openness and mournful brown eyes, utterly charms as Jamal — I want to see much more from this young actor in the future — and all the cast, including the kids who play Jamal, Latika and his brother in their childhood, bring life and energy to their roles. Sweeping cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle brings the slums of Mumbai to life, finding the beauty and humanity amidst crushing impoverishment that most of us who will see the film could never imagine surviving, much less thriving in.

There’s sadness and tragedy within Slumdog Millionaire — starvation, genocide, child prostitution and overwhelming oppression — but there’s humor, humanity and dignity as well. Boyle, stepping outside the UK to focus his lens on India, seems to have freed himself here to bring his brilliance as a director to its fullest fruition. Slumdog Millionaire is Boyle’s best film to date, which is saying quite a lot; He’s made a joyous, fun, and wonderfully accessible.

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January 12, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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January 9, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jessica Alba to act in Goa

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Jessica Alba Hollywood famous actress is being roped into Tamil Movies, thanks to Soundarya Rajinikant MD of Ocher Studios which is producing Venkat Prabu’s next venture GOA.Goa is based on real life murder which happend on February 18, 5:00 am, Scarlett Keeling a 15 year old British girl who was sexually assualted and murdered by an Indian Barman, almost 2 hours later Scarlett’s half naked body was found on the Anjuna beach.

Venkat Prabu who have decided to direct this real life murderas movie called Goa, before when Goa’s plan was launched i thought its gonna be more of comedy type movie which had four heroes and four forign girls who meet this guys and dream about getting married to Indian where the story revolves about how the four guys marry them but did’t expect it to be a real life story. I guess its going to different movie from venkat Prabu not like his other two movies.
Jessica Alba is been asked to do the role of Scarlett in the movie. Hope she agrees to do role and act in Tamil Cinema for the first time.

January 8, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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Maestro makes it to Hollywood again. This time Bollywood’s super singer Sukhwinder has recorded a song for Danny Boyle’s film Slum Dog Millionaire. Starring Irfan Khan and Anil Kapoor, its music is given by AR Rahman. “Lyrics of the song were amazing. It is written by Gulzaar saab and music is naturally peppy, the way all Rahman songs are.I loved singing ‘Jai Ho’ and I must have sung the song so many times that eventually Rahman got really perplexed. Now they are wondering who would edit all the versions and which version is the best,” laughs Sukhwinder.

Film is based on a true story, and it’s about a kid from the slums of Mumbai, who has nothing – he’s ill educated, he’s illiterate – and he goes on the Hindi version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and wins it. It has tongue-in-cheek humor. This film is written by Simon Beaufoy.

As for Sukhwinder Singh he is all set to ride the Hollywood wave after winning over Indian audience with his voice and melody. His other Hollywood venture as a music director and singer is Steven Spielberg’s next film.

For this film Sukhwinder is recording a ‘kutch’ song. “I chose folk because it will stand out in the crowd.

I refused to take any techno music because Hollywood is way ahead in it. We need to have our own flavor and make our mark with what is ours.”

January 7, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aamir khan lauded

aamir A Mumbai-based public health institute has lauded Aamir Khan Production Pvt Ltd for the actor’s anti-smoking scene in the latest blockbuster, ‘Ghajini’.

Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health has sent a letter of appreciation to Aamir Khan Productions Pvt Ltd applauding him for the scene in his latest blockbuster hit ‘Ghajini’.

The latest Aamir Khan flick has shown a gang of hooligans smoking in a mall which is objected to by one of the actress.

“The scene highlights the team’s sensitivity in correctly portraying public smoking as an unlawful activity, especially since most producers and directors tend to glamorise the act of smoking and some of them defend it as creative freedom,” the institute director Dr P C Gupta said.

“When a celebrity smokes publicly or in a movie as a character, he or she not only violates the law but also influences the fans to start consuming tobacco. According to a research, 52 per cent children have their first puff of cigarette after watching a celebrity light up,” he said.

“We appreciate and thank Murugadoss, the director of ‘Ghajini’, and Aamir Khan for highlighting such an important fact even though we certainly do not favour any violence against smokers,” Gupta said.

January 7, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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The much awaited film by Bala is going to be released this pongal.The audio was launched here in chennai,the music was scored by the maestro Ilayaraja it is penned by kavinyar vaali and the cast for the movie is starring Arya and the female lead done by Pooja.Arya has worked hard  for 3 years for the movie wish him good luck for his hard work.

January 4, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Smith voted 2008’s top money making movie star

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Actor Will Smith, star of “Hancock” and “Seven Pounds”, was voted the top money-making movie star of 2008, dethroning Johnny Depp in an annual poll released on Friday of movie theater owners and film buyers.

Smith, 40, is only the second African-American actor to win the Quigley poll in its 76 year history. Sidney Poitier was placed first in 1968 after the success of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “In the Heat of the Night.”

Three newcomers on the 2008 list — “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr, “Batman” star Christian Bale, and Shia LaBeouf, the 22 year-old actor in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” — came in second, third and fourth places respectively.

Anne Hathaway, who made her name in “The Princess Diaries” and is now a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominee for her role in “Rachel Getting Married”, was named a star of tomorrow. along with Chris Pine, who appeared in “Bottle Shock” and will play Captain Kirk in 2009’s “Star Trek” movie.

Perennial winner Tom Cruise did not make the Top Ten for 2008 despite being voted Number One seven times since 1983. Depp, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star who was placed first in 2007, also did not make the 2008 list.

The Quigley Poll has been conducted every year since 1932 by the publishers of the International Motion Picture Almanac. It asks movie theater owners and film buyers to vote for the 10 stars they believe generated the most box office revenue for their theaters during the year.

January 3, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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Yuvraaj is a musical that revolves around a family based in Europe with Salman and Katrina in the lead roles.

Salmaan and Katrina are back to sizzle the screen. Subhash Gai‘s YUVRAAJ have Salman and Katrina in a rare role that never happened on screen before.”The Salman Katrina magic is all set to cast its spell on the audience,” said a source close to the couple. David Dhawan  was the first to pair Salman and Katrina together. MAINE PYAR KYUN KIYA rocked the boxoffice. Sallu and Kat’s ‘Just Chill’ number turned a rage.PARTNER created history even though Salman and Kats were not paired together in the film.

Subhash Ghai, whose YUVVRAAJ is expected to hit the theatres soon, felt that Salman and Katrina as a pair rock. “They are lucky for each other,” the source said. “For Ghai it is the first time they are paired opposite each other and the chemistry between the two is super sizzling. They look so good together.

November 21, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harry Potter to be released on Dec. 4

J.K. Rowling, the creator of the famous boy wizard, is now ready with Harry — a prequel to the series. It is set to be released worldwide on December 4.

November 21, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment