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The new actor on the block will be seen in an international espionage thriller
TNN (BOBMAY TIMES; January 26, 2011)
You couldn’t have missed his first look in the Bombay Times yesterday, a top-tobottom image of the man billed as being the new action king in Bollywood, coming in JMJ Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Alchemia Films’ Azaan in June. Sachiin Joshi, gutkha baron Jagdish Joshi’s son, looks lean, mean and, well, promising. And he could not have got a better launch vehicle than the Prashant Chadha (Aap Ka Suroor) directed espionage suspense thriller to make his debut.
The first look of the film in which Sachiin plays an informant who has to go undercover beyond enemy lines to save the nation from the threat of biological warfare, is already a topic of discussion. A trade analyst said, “Those who have seen the first cut of Azaan, have been raving about it, they say it’s slick, fast-paced, racy, and audiences are going to be introduced to a different kind of cinema.”
Sachiin believes action and suspense films are truly the flavour of the season. He’s worked hard on himself for this role. “The film is fast-paced so I had to work on my stamina and physique… since there are a lot of action scenes and at other times we’d be shooting in freezing temperatures. I trained extensively in Krav Maga and Kalaripayattu (ancient Israeli and Indian martial arts) and the results are for all to see,” the More >
Ajay Devgn’s had three back-to-back-hits
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 21, 2010)
He’s Bollywood’s proverbial dark horse, winning bets placed on him more often than most others. And though he had slipped off the radar last year with London Dreams, Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn has since then managed to regain a lot of his lost ground. In 2010, the actor has had a dream run with three backto-back hits — the slice of life comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, the political drama Raajneeti, and the 70s underworld saga Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.
The trade estimates that his last three films, that cut across genres, had around Rs 130 crores riding on them and Ajay super-safely delivered. A trade analyst says, “2010 has seen two superstars return to form, one is Salman Khan, the other is Ajay Devgn. One had Dabangg and the other came back with a bang.”
The Aakrosh producer, Kumar Mangat Pathak, says, “Ajay is a very sound box office proposition. I’m particularly happy because in Aakrosh he returns to his original form as an action hero. Though the story deals with the topic of honour killings, Priyadarshan has formatted Aakrosh like a fast-paced thriller. When it comes to action, Ajay has always delivered.”
Ajay himself has virtually had no time to access his professional victories. Says he, “I have been shooting continuously for two years now. After Golmaal Returns (Diwali 2008) I got into my home production All The Best (Diwali More >
By Taran Adarsh, February 19, 2010 – 10:00 IST
Post KYAA KOOL HAI HUM and APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY, Sangeeth Sivan has got saddled with the image of making laughathons. Partly also because his non-comedies like CHURA LIYAA HAI TUMNE and EK – THE POWER OF ONE fell flat on their face. With CLICK, Sivan proves that he’s at home in horror segment too.
The spirits are vindictive and in Bollywood, very predictable too, right? In fact, the spirits here are in their 20s, have dark, uncombed hair, wear white saris and have one expression from start to end. CLICK follows the same path, but is different too.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
CLICK is heavily inspired by the Thai film SHUTTER , which was made in the United States with the same name and which has also been attempted in Tamil and Telugu languages in India. Of course, you may draw parallels with RAAZ [Dino Morea, Bipasha Basu] too, but only one part of that film is similar to this one.
Although quite derivative, CLICK remains watchable for two reasons: The storyline is interesting [if you haven't watched any of the versions, of course] and the horror quotient is better than most horror films made in Bollywood. Also, the sound design is efficiently done.
Of course, there’s a flipside too. The film could’ve done with better special effects, could’ve been shorter [it tends to get repetitive at times], could’ve been fast-paced and could’ve also done without songs.
Final words? Horror movie lovers shouldn’t be More >
By Subhash K. Jha, August 8, 2009 – 11:45 IST
We’ve heard bits and pieces and even entire songs from films being scrapped. But Love Aaj Kal (LAK) takes the cake. While the recession and the multiplex strike proved a curse for the rest of the industry, it proved a blessing for Pritam. He was able to scrap and re-do the entire score.
Says Pritam, “I saw the film with Imtiaz and my lyricist Irshad Kamal in January. I was horrified. I very bluntly told Imtiaz the music in LAK was not working. You have to understand, Imtiaz is the most chilled-out guy. He didn’t flinch when I told him this. He immediately told me to do what had to be done.”
The first thing that needed to be changed in the soundtrack was the absence of a love ballad. Says Pritam, “LAK was a love story and there was no love song! Imtiaz wanted to know where it could fit in. I suggested we put it in the flashback in the Kolkata portion. Imtiaz was in Kolkata and was supposed to fly to Delhi to shoot ‘Chor Bazaari‘ in a couple of days. I flew to Kolkata and gave him a love song. He didn’t like it. Then I came up with ‘Aaj Din Chadhiya‘…over the phone! In fact most of tunes were played by me and approved by Imtiaz on the phone. That includes ‘Chor Bazaari‘,” reveals Pritam.
The ballad ‘Main Kya Hoon‘ was also altered. “It was earlier designed as a fast-paced go-for-the-kill ballad. But then I changed the pace and profile of the number.”
Barring ‘Twist‘, the entire score was scrapped and redone just a few months ago. More >