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Vashu Bhagnani to start a trend by releasing singles from his film’s soundtrack online and on certain channels, months before the release of the film
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; July 11, 2012)
In Bollywood, the usual practice is to release a film’s soundtrack a month before the film’s theatrical release. However, producer Vashu Bhagnani is releasing just one single for now for his next, Ajab Ghazabb Love. The tracks will be released, one at a time, with a two-week gap between each track. The first track out, Boom Boom Boom, will be out later this month.
Bhagnani is optimistic that Boom Boom Boom will become the party anthem this year. And it has been shot in party destination Virago, about three hours from Milan, Italy. “Stretching over 20 kilometers of beach, it’s a complete party place. Bosco choreographed the song with 100 dancers from London, Russia, Italy and India, and 200 local extras along with actors Jackky Bhagnani, Arjun Rampal, Nidhi Subaiaah, Kirron Kher and Darshan Jariwala,” says Bhagnani, adding that the shoot of the song is still underway.
He explains, “A portion of the track requires Jackky to perform some very tough dance steps. So Bosco got him to rehearse them for a month. We’ll also be releasing the video of this single later this month. However, it will only be available online and on a select few channels.” Attributing this change in strategy to ever-changing markets, the producer says, “Some people buy CDs even if they only like two or three More >
Our flawed education system gives filmmakers enough grounds for coming up with entertaining satirical capers. Unfortunately, barring one or two films, most of them have fallen flat. FALTU is yet another similar attempt but stood out thanks to its terrific promotion that took the nation’s youth to storm. However, a film needs to have a good script to actually impress and that’s what this film is lacking. The goings-on in the film are not only unbelievable but are plain ridiculous! Sure the film ends with a nice message. But when it tries to attain the height of a 3 Idiots, it fails and falls to the level of a Paathshaala!
The story of the movie: Ritesh (Jackky Bhagnani), Pooja (Puja Gupta), Nanj (Angad Bedi) successfully pass their Class 12 examinations although they secured around 40%. Problem arises when their friend Vishnu (Chandan Roy Sanyal) get 94% and secure admission in prestigious St Peter’s College. But the trio are unable to get admission anywhere because of their low marks. Their parents threaten them to beat, make them work in their boring family business or marry them off in case they don’t get admitted to any college. Thus, Ritesh decides to start a fake college at least on paper and claim to have got admission there. Thus, the trio fools their parents that they have secured a seat in an institution called Fakirchand And Lakirchand Trust University (FALTU) located on the outskirts of Mumbai. The parents get happy and decide to visit the More >
Our political system is filled with people who for some are demonic killers but for many, messiahs. They may be doing their work by breaking all laws but there might be doing it for the people and not necessarily for power and money. Demon in the guise of God or God in the guise of Demon, whatever you may call them, but such people do exist and no one could do any harm to them. Rakht Charitra tells the story of one such person who’s forced to spread bloodshed everywhere due to circumstances. A two-part film (with part 2 releasing next month), Rakht Charitra-1 is filled with violence, violence and more violence. But at the same time, it has a story and most importantly, the trademark Ram Gopal Varma direction that makes this film a gripping watch!
The story of the movie: Pratap Ravi (Vivek Oberoi) gets tragic news one day that his father (Rajendra Gupta) has been brutally killed by the people of his own party. Soon Pratap’s brother (Sushant Singh) too gets killed. Soft-spoken Pratap who always wanted to be away from violence now takes the matter in his own hands to avenge the death of his father and brother. Slowly, he eliminates all his rivals and becomes the undisputed lord of the region. He even joins politics and becomes minister in the cabinet of actor-turned-CM Shivaji (Shatrughan Sinha). However, as Amitabh Bachchan says in Sarkar Raj, “Apne sharto pe chalne wale ko keemat chukani padti hai”. The first part traces the rise of Pratap Ravi and More >
By Taran Adarsh, October 22, 2010 – 08:28 IST
Welcome to the law of the jungle. Where there’re no rules. Where the life of a human being is not worth a penny. Where goonda raj reins supreme. Where men are butchered and women abducted and raped. Where the police obey the orders of the goons. Where guns, swords, bombs, knives and sharp weapons are a man’s best friends. Welcome to RAKHT CHARITRA, based on the true story of Paritala Ravi.
Ramgopal Varma is known for dark and gritty cinema and RAKHT CHARITRA is not just the film-maker’s, but also Hindi cinema’s most violent film so far. Be forewarned, RAKHT CHARITRA is not for the lily-livered. Nor is it for those who love to visit cineplexes with their families, weekend after weekend, to watch that perfect family film. This one has just one song [not needed, actually], no romance, no comedy/humour, no phoren locations, no good looking faces, no family gatherings and no striking sets that are mandatory for escapist cinema. RGV is a rebel, he likes to make movies he believes in and RAKHT CHARITRA proves it yet again.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Let me add, RAKHT CHARITRA is not one of RGV’s most accomplished works. Perhaps, one of the reasons could be because he’s now churning out gangster and crime-based films with amazing regularity and obviously, there’s not much he can explore due to the limitations of this genre. But, yes, RAKHT CHARITRA has a fascinating story to tell and even if you aren’t acquainted More >
By Taran Adarsh, June 25, 2010 – 15:59 IST
Raising a strong voice against the system, corrupt netas, dishonest cops, fraudulent land sharks and the corrupt practices in general has been a fav subject of dream merchants in Bollywood. Mehul Kumar’s KRANTIVEER [Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia] is best remembered, among other things, for Nana’s fiery performance and his outburst in the finale, when he’s about to be hanged in public. I distinctly recall, the single screens [there weren't multiplexes then] reverberated with ceetees and taalis when Nana delivered those acidic lines.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
KRANTIVEER – THE REVOLUTION remains faithful to the core issue. This time, it’s Nana and Dimple’s screen daughter Jahan who takes the onus of fighting the politicians, land sharks and corporate honchos who take the common man for a royal ride. That’s not all, Jahan even ‘awakens’ a harassed housewife who is assaulted in full public view by her errant husband. Quite a hothead!
KRANTIVEER worked for various reasons, but a strong reason was it being amongst the early films to raise a voice against injustice and malpractices. Post KRANTIVEER, there has been a barrage of films that have followed a similar path. That’s why KRANTIVEER – THE REVOLUTION, despite the right intentions, doesn’t stand out. However, the provocative dialogue and the reference to 26/11 do catch your attention in its second half.
The young daughter of the man responsible for the last More >
A sequel has to be better or more impactful or at least equally powerful as the first part. Sadly, Krantiveer-The Revolution fails to reach the level of its predecessor, Krantiveer. There’s nothing fresh and hard-hitting about the film although it deals with lots of topical issues.
The story of the movie: Roshni (Jahan Bloch), daughter of the fierce and legendary Pratap Narayan Tilak (Nana Patekar) has inherited not only her father’s courage but also the spirited lingo and indomitable style. She joins a news channel and like her father, she is trying to awaken the people by exposing corruption at all levels. Helping in her mission are her college mates Goldie (Aditya Singh Rajput), Uday (Harsh Rajput) and her new friend Vishal (Samir Aftab). How they fight evil and attempt to rid society of corruption and other immoral practices is what the film is all about.
The problem with Krantiveer-The Revolution is that it doesn’t offer anything new. The builder-politician nexus, communal harmony, inefficient police, sting operation, terrorism, love triangle and other such issues are attempted a zillion times. Moreover, there aren’t any significant twists and turns in the film. The way the protagonist (Jahan) and her buddies so easily defeat the villains seemed too unbelievable.
Certain portions in the film seemed too vague. A wannabe tries to act too fresh with our heroine, she takes her to police station but the cop refuses to file a complaint. No explanations More >
The present-day Indian political scenario is infested with corrupted netas and mantris with goondaism, rigged elections and dynastic partiality a regular feature of it. Raajneeti deals with all this and much more. However, let me break the myth that Raajneeti is not only for the intelligentsia or for serious cinema lovers. This is a complete entertaining film and those having no interest in politics will also love the goings-on. There’s so much happening in the film and the turn of events at each and every point is so sudden and unexpected that one won’t get a chance even to blink. This and the award winning performances are the strengths of Raajneeti and enough reasons to go and watch the film ASAP!
The story of the movie: Prithvi (Arjun Rampal) is the heir apparent to the throne of the Rashtrawadi Party. His ultimate rival is his cousin Veerendra (Manoj Bajpai), a fierce and impatient man who can do anything to reach the top. On the other hand, Sooraj (Ajay Devgn), born and brought in a Dalit area has strong political ambitions and wishes to secure the election ticket from his constituency. Veerendra uses him to thwart Prithvi. Soon, a family tragedy forces Prithvi’s younger brother Samar (Ranbir Kapoor), a person miles away from politics, to enter the corruption-infested waters of his family conflict. He’s pursuing a Ph.D from US and even has a girlfriend (Sarah Thompson) there. Indu (Katrina Kaif), Samar’s childhood friend loves him to death. More >
By Taran Adarsh, June 3, 2010 – 09:26 IST
I’ve never really followed politics. But I am truly fascinated by ‘Mahabharata’. Lord Krishna, Arjun, Karan, Bheema, Duryodhan… are legendary and the clash between Pandavas and Kauravas is equally unforgettable. Prakash Jha’s RAAJNEETI talks of warring cousins, dynastic rule and electoral politics of the Hindi heartland, besides the vicious and horrifying games some people play to attain power.
To me, RAAJNEETI is a human drama, a complex game that people indulge in to achieve power and how this greed envelopes them and transforms them into ruthless and conniving humans. I admit, it takes time for the story to sink in, but slowly and steadily, you get sucked into a world that’s dark, dangerous and demonish. The attire may be white, but the deeds are grey or black.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
RAAJNEETI is not only ‘Mahabharata’, but also ‘Godfather’. Despite knowing ‘Mahabharata’ or ‘Godfather’, one is not able to presume what games the present-day Pandavas and Kauravas would play in RAAJNEETI. In fact, the story alters constantly, unravelling in a serpentine manner and speed… so much so that you don’t know what’s gonna happen next. It keeps you awed at the constant turn of events. Clearly, unpredictability is the biggest strength of RAAJNEETI. Yet, let me clarify, this is not a documentary, tetchy or preachy film. This one not only entertains, but also enlightens.
The flipside? None, actually. The naysayers More >
Cast: RANDEEP HOODA, NANDANA SEN, FERENA WAZEIR, PARESH RAWAL, ASHISH VIDYARTHI, SACHIN KHEDEKAR, DARSHAN JARIWALA, RAJAT KAPOOR, VIKRAM GOKHALE, TOM ALTER, VIPIN SHARMA
Producer: DEEPA SAHI, AANAND MAHENDROO
Director: KETAN MEHTA
Source: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
I am out of the theatre and still thinking, “Is this the same Rajkumar Santoshi who gave some hard-hitting and intense films for a long time?”. Yup, he directed Andaz Apna Apna but that was like some 15-16 years ago. Post-AAA, he came up with close to dozen intense and almost realistic films. A certain image of Santoshi was carved out thanks to his kind of films. But with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, he breaks that image and proves that he STILL can come up with solid youthful entertainers! Sweet, witty, little absurd… Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani succeeds completely in making you laugh!
The story of the movie: Prem (Ranbir Kapoor) lives in a town called Mount Valley and runs ‘Happy Club’ in the coffin shop of one of his friends’ father! He is carefree, happy and wants to make others happy. A case of mistaken identity leads him to meeting Jenny (Katrina Kaif). He soon falls in love with her but doesn’t profess even though both he and Jenny become thick pals. The reason-both are as different as chalk and cheese. To begin with, Prem is the son of a staunch Hindu while Jenny is Catholic. Jenny wants her dream man to be literate and who works hard for his family. But Prem is 9th standard pass and doesn’t work at all. And lastly, Prem is a vegetarian and Jenny is not (or is she?)! And does Jenny feel the same for Prem? Or does she love someone else?
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is a different entertainer, esp in terms of storytelling and execution. Every More >