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Movie Review: NAUGHTY @ 40 by TARAN ADARSH


By Taran Adarsh, April 29, 2011 – 13:04 IST

A week or two ago, while surfing the TV channels, I chanced upon this immensely enjoyable Govinda starrer that was being telecast for the umpteenth time. Despite the fact that I had watched it time and again, I decided to watch it yet again, complimenting and applauding Govinda’s natural act and comic timing in the movie. That Govinda is a fabulous actor cannot be denied. Of course, the reasons for his not being in the limelight could be several, but even his detractors will agree that when it comes to certain roles, he’s pure dynamite.


NAUGHTY @ 40, Govinda’s new release, aims at bringing the actor back in the reckoning, a position that he once enjoyed not too long ago. NAUGHTY @ 40 is vintage Govinda fare replete with his by-now-famous characteristics, body language, dialogue delivery and even pelvic thrusts that the masses have gleefully mastered over the years. The only difference is, the actor plays a 40-year-old virgin in this sex comedy.

Clearly inspired by THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, NAUGHTY @ 40 has been adapted to suit the Indian sensibilities. But director Jagmohan Mundhra ensures that it’s not an out-and-out ‘naughty’ experience. The first hour has moments that keep you rolling in your seat as the humor gets raunchier and unsophisticated, laughing at Govinda when his attempts to deal with his problems go awry. From crude hilarity to syrupy sentimentality, the post-interval More >

Dabangg promo takes your breath away


By Faridoon Shahryar, July 13, 2010 – 12:38 IST

The name is Chulbul Pandey. And he calls himself Robinhood. As a cool cop he kicks-in-a-punch with zealous panache. Salman Khan is back with a raging vengeance determined to repeat the Wanted magic. For there’s an electrifying energy as the two and a half minute First Look promo of Arbaaz Khan Production’s Dabangg gets over leaving you gasping for breath and panting for more. Directed by feisty Anurag Kashyap’s brother Abhinav Kashyap, Dabanng looks like a deadly combo of unbridled realism and adrenaline thumping macho daredevilry.

The Theatrical trailer of Dabangg will be showcased with Khatta Meetha on July 23rd. Bollywood Hungama had an exclusive sneak peek of this racy trailer that will become a subject of whopping discussion, the moment it is viewed by the Public. For Salman fans, there’s good news. Firstly, it seems that Khan the actor has never been presented like this before. You don’t witness Salman Khan, the clean shaven handsome lover-boy. Instead, for the first time, you come across Salman Khan actually becoming the Character. It’s not Salman Khan but Chulbul Pandey that stays with you once the promo is over. There’s something new in the dialogue delivery, the body language and the whole attitude.

If you loved the action of Wanted, then Dabangg seems to be an outright winner with the Junta that feasts on high octane Herogiri. Action Director of Wanted, S Vijayan, has choreographed More >

Sachin Tichkule AALA RE!


COMMON MAN: Akshay Kumar

Punjabi munda Akshay Kumar turns Marathi mulga for Priyadarshan’s ‘cerebral’ comedy

SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; June 17, 2010)

Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan have cooked up a hilarious plot once again, but this time, it’s a little Khatta Meetha. The famed director who has made blockbusters like Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhag and Bhool Bhulaiya with Akshay, is presenting the actor as Sachin Tichkule in the film that’s produced by Cape of Good Films Private Limited and Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.

Khatta Meetha is about a struggling construction contractor Sachin Tichkule with big dreams who lacks resources to realise them. He is the black sheep of the family unlike his brother, who is hugely successful albeit by using incorrect means. And when a new commissioner takes over the municipal office, Tichkule’s woes further increase.

Presented by Hari Om Entertainment Company in association with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd, Khatta Meetha is largely a political satire on the municipal and construction dealings in India told through Sachin Tichkule’s life. It aims at highlighting and revealing the various facets and levels of bribing and crooked tricks required for a common man to survive the system. Says Akshay, who’s got himself in Tichkule’s shoes, “Khatta Meetha is a cerebral comedy about a man caught in an uncommon situation. This slice of film, much inspired by RK Laxman, will More >



By Joginder Tuteja, April 24, 2010 – 11:13 IST


Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Soniya Jehan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Zarina Wahab, Tanay Chheda, Yuvaan Makar Director: Karan Johar Producer: Gauri Khan, Hiroo Johar Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar


Their names are Khan and Johar. And they are no more just candy floss filmmakers.

This statement pretty much describes the effort that has gone into making My Name Is Khan and the best part is that within no time, it is obvious that the ‘effort’ isn’t made visible just for the sake of it. First and foremost the film is a complete turnaround for Karan Johar brand of cinema because he leaves his troupe of 500 group dancers somewhere far behind and settles for a world where the only dance step performed by Shah Rukh Khan is an awkward ‘two left feet and one forward move’. Thankfully, this is not the only factor that makes My Name Is Khan entirely different from all the films that Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan have made so far. There is more. Actually, a lot more.

Credit must be given to Karan Johar and Co. for letting know their audience what’s in store in the opening reel itself. Within a restricted space of the credit rolls, the picture is completely clear that it is not going to be an easy journey for Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) who is off on a road journey to meet the President of America. His mission? To tell him and then the entire world that ‘His name is Khan and he is not a More >

Arshad to direct Priyanka Chopra

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 17, 2010)

// // // Arshad Warsi will now turn director in 2011 and his film will be homage to Amitabh Bachchan in Zanjeer.

And though he isn’t saying so on record, his leading lady in Akadd will be Priyanka Chopra. Says Arshad, “I’m ready to direct and the film called Akadd. It will be very realistic quirky action comedy. I won’t be beating up 25 people in the film.

The style of acting, dialogue delivery, the actors’ body language would all be life-like. The heroine’s role is very, very important.” So why isnt his Ishqiya co-star Vidya Balan playing the female lead in Akadd? Laughs Arshad, “I wish. But the role doesn’t suit Vidya at all. We’re looking at someone else.”

Katrina improvises her Hindi for Raajneeti


By Subhash K. Jha, March 8, 2010 – 13:25 IST

Katrina Kaif has a point to prove in Raajneeti. It’s not just the National Award that she’s aiming to get with her performance. It’s the long-winded rhetorical dialogues that she wants to get tone-and-pitch-perfect so that once and for all no one would ever say she can’t speak Hindi fluently.

Surrounded in the cast with stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shah, Manoj Bajpai and Nana Patekar who spoke super-fluent Hindi and Urdu and constantly ribbed about her chee-chee Hindi by her co-stars specially Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina has taken a vow to wow with her command over the desi language.

In fact, every time director Prakash Jha wanted to get Katrina’s attention on location, he would jokingly threaten to get her lines dubbed by another artiste.

Not only did she get herself a private Hindi-Urdu tutor, she also got her director Prakash Jha to work on her dialogues and their delivery for extra hours.

And now moving away from conventional dubbing techniques, Katrina is actually doing her lines twice every day, once on her own and then in her director’s presence.

Confirming this double-delivery duty that Katrina has taken on Prakash Jha says, “She once goes through the lines on her own the entire day. Then in the evening whatever words and lines I feel need improvement, she happily dubs them again. I’ve never seen such determination in anyone before. On location in Bhopal once when she had to do a sequence with Nana More >

Bruna in KJo's next?

Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah bags a cameo in Dharma’s I Hate Luv Storys By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 23, 2009)

After doing an item number, Rehem Kare in Anubhav Sinha’s Cash (2007), Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah has bagged a cameo in Karan Johar’s Imran Khan-Sonam Kapoor starrer I Hate Luv Storys.

A source said, “Dia Mirza was director Punit Malhotra’s first choice for the role that Bruna finally bagged. Dia politely denied the offer as she didn’t want to do one more cameo having done one in another Karan film Kurbaan. Punit then started auditioning and decided to cast a relatively new face.”

Somebody recommended Bruna’s name during the auditions and Punit fixed up a meeting with her. “Punit was impressed with Bruna and immediately finalised her for the role. Bruna is a Brazilian and has already started working on her diction and dialogue delivery. This is Bruna’s big break in Bollywood. Although it is a cameo, her role adds substantial weight to the script,” added the source.

First, Bruna’s manager Meenaxi confirmed the news and asked us to email the questions for Bruna.

However, later when we contacted her again, she denied the story and said, “I thought you wanted to speak to her regarding an interview. Bruna has not signed any film.”

Movie Review: SHADOW by FENIL SETA


A blind man as a hero…that’s something really novel and interesting! And this blind hero dances, does daring stunts and doesn’t look visually impaired at all. Unfortunately, in order to exhibit blind actor Nasser Khan’s greatness, the director and the screenwriters paid no attention to other factors and came up with a pathetic product, which due to some reason is titled Shadow. The loopholes in the narrative are big enough to drive a tanker through! Seriously, what were the writers thinking while scripting this film? Even kindergarten kids could have come up with a better film!

The story of the movie: Arjun Sherawat (Nasser Khan) is a serial sharp shooter who since few months is giving the Mumbai Police sleepless nights. He kills his victims and doesn’t leave any clues at all. Inspector Sanjana (Sonali Kulkarni) who is entrusted this case tries hard but fails to get any information or whereabouts regarding Arjun Sherawat. In real, Sherawat is a jovial car mechanic called Raju who has the ability to impress any girl by mouthing some crap dialogues in the most pathetic manner! Coming back to Sanjana, she gets clues that point that reporters Sheetal (Hrishitaa Bhatt) and Rahul (Milind Soman) (the latter who’s hell bent on criticizing Sanjana and Mumbai Police) may be Arjun Sherawat’s allies. But Sanjana is proved wrong when Sheetal informs her about Sherawat’s next victim. Sheetal couldn’t save Sherawat’s target but she’s able to kill him. Intermission More >

Fenil's Bollywood Talk # 62



Deepa Ravi (leap 24) was right when she replied to my comment on her New York review that “It (9/11) hurt America below the belt and hit them hard. They are still recovering from it!” The Americans took a stew of measures to see to it that something like WTC Attack doesn’t repeat again on their soil. However, many of their steps have at times hurt the religious sentiments of the people. The SRK incident last Saturday confirms this.

Many are criticizing Shah Rukh Khan for ‘over-reacting’. Some say that he did this for promoting his film My Name Is Khan (MNIK). Why would SRK do something like that? He has been in the industry since around two decades. We haven’t seen him before doing such cheap marketing gimmicks for his films, have we? And MNIK is some 7-8 months away-why would he arouse a cheap controversy to market his film which has such a long time to release? And 12 days back, he had already made enough publicity for MNIK when he held a press conference, announcing the tie-up with Fox Studios.

What infuriated about this incident that the officials doubted SRK and his star-status and that they took 2 hours (which is really a long time) to question him. Kabir Khan (Director, New York) is right when he said about this incident, “How much time does it take to find out who Shah Rukh Khan is? A Google search would give more hits than Brad Pitt More >

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