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Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; May 9, 2013)
Hrithik Roshan has given his nod to Tigmanshu Dhulia’s interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, to be produced by Goldie Behl. The film is slated to go on the floors mid 2014 while the rest of the details are being worked out.
Says a source, “Tigmanshu Dhulia and Hrithik have been holding meetings for a while now. Hrithik has loved the way Tigmanshu adapted Shakespeare’s Hamlet to fit into rural India. The filmmaker specialises in having the hinterlands as the backdrop for his films. Goldie has already signed Hrithik who will begin work on it after he finishes Siddharth Anand’s Bang Bang and Karan Malhotra’s Shuddhi.”
Goldie, Tigmanshu and Hrithik remained unavailble for comment.
Hamlet is William Shakespeare’s longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature with a story capable of seemingly endless retelling and adaptation. It was one of the Bard’s most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his mostperformed, topping the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance list since 1879. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as the world’s most filmed story after Cinderella.
Set in the kingdom of Denmark, Hamlet dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius’s brother and Prince Hamlet’s father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife More >
By Money Sharma, December 8, 2010 – 17:05 IST
This green eyed, six feet tall, broad built undisputed leader of the Toonasurs is a megalomaniac, formidable and diabolical. The favourite catch phrase coined for Jagaaro is “Jagaaro ko mat jagana”.
With a joystick in his hand most of the time he is obsessed with playing hi-tech video games. What’s more is that these games runs on his rules and manipulation and are for real. He believes in delegating the work and love’s to spend most of his time with his obsession of playing games with his own rules. He has a manipulative and a destructive mind.
At a diminutive 3′ 2″ Bakbakasur is the unlikely candidate for being the lieutenant for Jagaaro to keep his sway over the disarrayed Toonasurs. He is a U.P bhaiya and speaks with in a distinct Bihari accent. He believes that he does all the work and Jagaaro takes away all the credit, yet he doesn’t have the guts to take on the mighty Jagaaro.
A thin 6ft tall man, dressed in the old mythological style adorned in ornaments from top to bottom he is the right man stuck in the wrong era. A man with a royal descent from the Kans clan, he nurses a desire to rule Toonpur someday. While speaking in chaste Hindi he is a master schemer, and believes that the capture of Devtoons will herald a new era of prosperity in the kingdom and he may get crowned the rightful ruler. He loves to wield his mace and twirl his fingers when More >
By Money Sharma, December 3, 2010 – 15:29 IST
With the release date of Ajay – Kajol starrer Toonpur Ka Superrhero round the corner, the excitement has already started building up with kids and adults alike. The film, with the combination of live and animated characters, is a story of a reel life superstar who accidentally lands in the world of cartoons, Toonpur.
In this Bollywood Hungama exclusive, we introduce you to ‘Devtoons’ (the positive characters) of the film.
BOLLY: This 8 yr. old boy is the cutie pie among the Devtoons, the good toons. He is a huge Bollywood fan and has seen all of Aditya’s (Ajay Devgn) films. So much so that his house is adorned by Aditya’s photos and Bollywood paraphernalia. He really looks up to his favourite superstar and thinks of him as a superhero and a great action hero. He believes Aditya can fight the Toonasur (bad toons) and win the peace for Devtoons.
LOVEENA: The most petite, pretty and sexy girl in Toonpur is Loveena, Miss Toonpur! Sporting a goan accent, Loveena is always in love looking out for Mr. Right. Aditya (Ajay Devgn) is the perfect candidate for her, so what if he is married and has a family in the real world? That doesn’t stop Loveena from wooing Aditya! Of course, she wants Aditya to stay in Toonpur, but not to defeat the Toonasurs, but to be by her side.
GUPPY: The cacophonic singer of Toonpur has a Bengali accent and an irresistible itch to display his vocal prowess all the time. He wants to win the More >
By Taran Adarsh, August 13, 2010 – 12:00 IST
Horror films produced in Bollywood follow the same route. At least most of them. The aatma/spirit seeks revenge for the wrong done to him/her. The spirit breathes fire, spits venom, scares the daylights out of the wrong-doers and eliminates them one by one. But, in the final tally, the protagonist puts an end to the aatma‘s atrocities. All’s well that ends well.
HELP is no different. It follows the same rules, except that it has an interesting twist to offer, which, again, is sure to have its share of advocates and adversaries. Unfortunately, the screenplay, based on an interesting concept, gets repetitive at times and excruciatingly slow at places. Besides, the unspoken rule for horror films is that they ought to scare you at the right places, but barring a sequence or two, which do give you jhatkas, the film lacks in the scary quotient. Simply put, the chills are missing.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Final word? Strictly okay!
Vic [Bobby Deol] and Pia [Mugdha Godse] are going through a difficult time in their marriage and in the midst of these troubled times they have to rush to Mauritius to take care of Pia’s ailing father. On landing in Mauritius and going back to Pia’s old family home, Pia is confronted by her distant past.
Little do they know that there’s something in this house. When Pia finds out that she is pregnant, this vicious spirit possesses Pia and starts killing people close to her. Now Vic More >
Horror has always been an intriguing genre worldwide and Bollywood is no exception. While the West regularly comes up with interesting spooky films, our cinema hasn’t been much successful in this regard. Few horror films are made and fewer work. Help works but unfortunately only in parts. The plot is brilliant but the execution and some loopholes in the narrative spoil the show!
The story of the movie: Vic (Bobby Deol) is a film director and married to Pia (Mugdha Godse). Their marriage in on the rocks as Pia doubts that Vic is allegedly having an affair with a Bollywood actress. At such a point, they have to rush to Mauritius as Pia’s father (Salim Fatehi) suffers a heart attack. Her father gets out of danger by the time they reach there. However, strange things start happening to Pia as soon as she is Mauritius, especially in her old family house. She realizes that the ghost of her twin sister, who accidentally died when she was 5, is watching her. In the midst, she finds that she’s pregnant. Before she can realize, the ghost possesses her and its upto Vic to take immediate action. What is the ghost’s motive and why has she awakened after so many years? Watch Help to find out!
Help has a spine-chilling beginning! The titles that follow were damn interesting too. However, the film then turns boring and very ordinary thereafter. The heroine wakes up in the middle of the night after hearing something, she exits her bedroom to check what’s going on, an More >
Since 2001, we have been hearing that Hrithik Roshan will act in a Hollywood film. Reportedly, Hrithik was to act in a film titled Aditya, to be produced by Los Angeles-based James Killough and to be directed by Tarsem Singh, who made to Hollywood’s A-list with The Cell.
But the film never went on the floors. But now, Hrithik’s splash in Hollywood doesn’t look like a very distant dream.
Seeing the trailers and promos of Kites, Rakesh Roshan has been getting calls from Hollywood filmmakers. These makers are impressed by Hrithik’s performance in Kites and his sizzling chemistry with his co-actor, Barbara Mori.
“Hrithik and Barbara have ignited a never-seen-before passion on screen. This has particularly caught the eye of many Hollywood directors,” said a source.
Interestingly, quite a few of these offers are for romantic films, some are even romantic comedies. “These offers have come in just early this week. Hrithik is dwelling on them,” added the source.
Rakesh Roshan did not deny the story. Unwilling to reveal the names of the Hollywood filmmakers who want to make a film with Hrithik, Roshan senior simply said, “It is too early to comment on this.”
However, Hrithik’s official spokesperson confirmed the news and said, “Yes, Hrithik has been getting a lot of feelers from Hollywood recently.”