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Vivek Agnihotri pulls off a coup of sorts, with both acting titans apparently agreeing to do his new film
Hiren Kotwani (MID-DAY; May 29, 2012)
Finally, the two acting titans, Amitabh Bachchan and Naseeruddin Shah are all set to work together in a film. While they have not officially signed on the dotted line, Vivek Agnihotri is planning to bring them together in Twelve, his remake of Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men (1957) that itself was based on a teleplay.
And that’s not all. Agnihotri is also keen to cast, along with Om Puri, Paresh Rawal and Boman Irani, Pankaj Kapur and Annu Kapoor. Reason being that the last two featured in Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, Basu Chatterjee’s adaptation of the film and the teleplay.
The filmmaker conceded that he had spoken to everyone from Big B and Naseer to Paresh and Boman. “It’s a brilliant story, the action of which takes place within the confines of a single room. It’s a classic play and every time it’s been made into a film, it has won laurels,” says Agnihotri. However, the director is not going to start work on the film soon. As he reveals, “In fact, I’m planning to make another script. I’ll start Twelve sometime end of this year.”
Ashutosh returns to acting Interestingly, the film also marks the return of Ashutosh Gowariker to acting. He had earlier starred in Kundan Shah’s Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993). And the last time he faced the camera was in the detective series CID (1998-99). Agnihotri says, “With age and experience, I’m sure he’ll More >
Vishal Bhardwaj! The very name is enough to get viewers to theatres. After all, every film of his (Makdee, Maqbool, Omkara, Blue Umbrella, Kaminey, Ishqiya) and also his short film (Blood Brothers) has managed to successfully engage and provide high-octane entertainment as well as meaningful cinema. Hence, 7 Khoon Maaf was definitely on the ‘must-watch’ list of almost every moviegoer. And that was also not only because of Bhardwaj’s successful track record but also because 7 Khoon Maaf had a deadly theme-a woman marrying multiple times and killing all her husband’s! The star cast and the songs were like an icing on the cake! However, 7 Khoon Maaf does have its moments but unfortunately falters at several places. At places, it’s the execution that’s erratic and at places, it’s the writing that’s flawed. What remains consistent is the performance of Priyanka and of course, the murders!
The story of the movie: Susanna (Priyanka Chopra) is a beautiful lady any man would die for! And sure enough, nearly half a dozen husbands of hers are already dead! They were:
1. Major Edwin Rodrigues (Neil Nitin Mukesh): Suave and dashing. But also possessive and chauvinist
2. Jimmy Stetson (John Abraham): An upcoming musical sensation who turns out to be evil
3. Wasiullah Khan (Irrfan Khan): The strangest husband of Sussanna! A poet who seems so innocent and sweet to everyone, but is completely opposite on the bed
4. Nicoloi Vronsky (Aleksandr Dyachenko): He has More >