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It’s fun to watch B-grade films! The nonsensical stuff that is dished out by these films can at times provide high octane entertainment! And this can really be enjoyed more if you watch these films in theatres! With this belief and some nice previous experiences, I ventured out to see Happy Husbands expecting lots of fun. However, this time, I was really very disappointed! The film is abound with stupid scenes but none that make you say, “LOL…what a stupid scene…hahahah!”. In fact, the sequences in the flick make you squirm, “Yuck…what a stupid scene…Chee!”
The story of the movie: Jaiveer (Anay) is the unofficial guru for wannabe cheating husbands. Mohit (Mohit Ghai) has a loving wife but off late is finding himself attracted to every other lady except his wife! He shares his problem with his buddy Arjun (Ahwaan) who affirms that ‘this is natural’ and he shouldn’t hesitate and that he should shamelessly cheat on his wife! Mohit doesn’t like the idea and hence Arjun takes him to Jaiveer who turns Mohit into a ‘cheating husband’. Mohit at this point comes across Komal Mazaakar, a rich divorcee and Jaiveer motivates Mohit to have an affair with her. However, soon their life takes a turn and they realize that what they believe and what they are doing is wrong.
Happy Husbands rests on an ‘innovative’ idea-if you really love your wife and attend to all her wishes and demands, there’s no wrong in occasionally cheating on her! Thankfully, the protagonists are shown More >
By Taran Adarsh, March 25, 2011 – 11:23 IST
Some stories intrigue you. And if they happen to borrow from real life, the curiosity to watch the screen adaptation only enhances considerably. More so if the story talks of the stormy and tumultuous relationship between a scheming politician, who aspires to be the Chief Minister of a North India state and a political journalist, who aspires to achieve the star status in her field of work. Now add love, lust, conspiracy, scams, deception and murder to the plotline and what emerges is a piece of work that stands apart from stories that we are habituated to watching on the Hindi screen.
Come to think of it, the trend of female actors essaying the part of a journo on the Hindi screen isn’t new. Right from Sridevi [MR INDIA] to Dimple Kapadia [KRANTIVEER] to Juhi Chawla [PHIR BHI DIL HAI HINDUSTANI] to Preity Zinta [LAKSHYA] to Konkona Sen Sharma [PAGE 3] to Deepal Shaw [A WEDNESDAY] to Kangna Ranaut [KNOCK OUT] to Rani Mukerji recently [NO ONE KILLED JESSICA], the fearless media person has been witnessed in varied avtaars. But the part Divya Dutta portrays in MONICA is a tad different from the ones mentioned above.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
MONICA is not just about a media person, but also looks at the various roles that she portrayed in her life – wife of an alcoholic, mother of an illegitimate child, a go-getter, ambitious woman who “has the access to the pants of a powerful politician” [that's a dialogue More >
Dramatics has his own charm and experience. I’ve always admired and held the play actors and crew in high esteem. After all, it’s not a movie where one error can be forgiven via retake! In a play, there’s most probably no scope for folly because you are performing live in front of hundreds. And if you commit one, you have to make sure you wittily cover up immediately which obviously isn’t easy. Unfortunately for me, inspite of having such respect for this field, I never got an inclination to attend drama regularly…its movies that caught my fantasy. But at the same time, I made sure that I try to attend plays, although occasionally. And when I got a chance to see Aaine Ke Sau Tukde, I realized this is a chance to be missed due to many reasons. It has Shweta Tiwari as the lead (and ONLY performer), who I consider as one of the finest actresses, and also that it’s directed by Mr Saif Hyder Hasan, our very own MouthShut employee! And I am so glad that I went for it! The play is deftly handled and performed that engages you and doesn’t leave your imagination hours and days after it has ended! An experience to savour!
The premise of the play: Minal has a twin sister Maanya, whom she just hates right from childhood. Maanya was separated from Minal and parents during infancy due to certain unavoidable circumstances and is again brought back home. The parents then tended to attend more to Maanya, leaving Minal dejected and angry. But not only sibling rivalry and More >
By Taran Adarsh, December 31, 2010 – 10:48 IST
Okay, so we have one more ‘kiddie film’ hoping to catch the audience attention this Friday, after the watchable TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO last week and the avoidable RAMAA – THE SAVIOUR a few weeks ago. I must confess, when I first glanced at the poster of BHOOT AND FRIENDS, I felt it would be an extension of BHOOT UNKLE . BHOOT UNKLE as well as BHOOT AND FRIENDS are produced by the same name [Aneesh Arjun Dev], feature the same actor as ghost [Jackie Shroff] and feature ‘Bhoot’ in their titles. Furthermore, both feature kids in pivotal parts. Quite a few similarities…
BHOOT AND FRIENDS, directed by Kittu Saluja [CHAIN KULII KI MAIN KULII; 2007], is extremely low on hype. In fact, the awareness is so minimal that you may not have heard of this one at all. And even if you’ve heard of it, chances are you may not be too willing to invest two hours of your precious life on this movie since kiddie films made in India, generally, haven’t been successful in cutting across the entire spectrum of movie-going audience – from kids to grown-ups.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
As a film, BHOOT AND FRIENDS surprises you sporadically [the animation in the second half and the pre-climax, when the kids are thrown in a dark cave, are absorbing], but the problem lies in the fact that it uses the usual stunts and tricks [of kids throwing marbles and nails to make the villains slip on floor/road, kids combating an entire army More >
Rakht Charitra is easily a unique product of Bollywood as it’s the first time that a two-part film is made. And not to forget, the Part 2 has arrived within 50 days of the release of Part 1! Now that Part 2 has also released, the question that arises is-Is Rakht Charitra-2 better than Rakht Charitra-1? Sadly, the answer is No. Part 1 was terrific in all respects and Part 2 fails to reach that level. However, it’s still an engaging fare and if you have seen (and of course liked) Rakht Charitra-1, then missing Rakht Charitra-2 won’t be a good idea!
The story of the movie: Pratap Ravi (Vivek Oberoi) is a minister in the cabinet of Shivaji’s (Shatrughan Sinha) government and there’s no one who can stop him. However, soon he has to face a strong rival in the form of Surya (Suriya) who hates Pratap and wants to kill him at any cost. To find out why he wants to end Pratap’s life and the reason for intense hatred, watch the film!
The initial reels give a highlight of Rakht Charitra-1. However, it turns out to be an extended recap which frankly doesn’t work. That’s because the first part was in a league of its own, moving at a definite speed. Trying to tell the whole tale of 2 hrs in 25 minutes is foolhardy. It would be handy for those who haven’t seen Part 1 but even they might resent it. Fortunately, Part 2 commences soon and that too with a bang! But unlike the first part where the excitement almost never fell, the Part 2 has too many scenes which were More >
Its only when we see a blind, lame, deaf or mute person do we realize how lucky we are to have all our senses and limbs intact. In our everyday fast-paced life, we tend to take all these things for granted. Surprisingly, we’ll feel totally useless if even one of it stops doing its ‘duty’. Guzaarish tells a similar tale of a person suffering from an incurable condition, quadriplegia, a total paralysis of the limbs and upper torso. Imagine a life where you are confined on either your chair or bed and the only thing you can move is your head. Where you need assistance for doing even the most basic of chores. Just imagining it can give one quite a scare! And Guzaarish throws light on a quadriplegic who’s living in such a condition since 14 long years! Such kind of a plot and subject needs utmost research and sensitivity. Fortunately, Sanjay Leela Bhansali gets it right and comes up with a beautiful lyrical fare which is easily one of the most stunning films of 2010!
The story of the movie: Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan) is suffering from quadriplegia since 14 years. Once upon a time, he was an accomplished magician. But one day he meets with an accident when a magic trick goes horribly wrong, damaging his spinal cord and thus turning him into a quadriplegic. He thus loses his tag of magician and source of livelihood. He now lives in a spacious house in Goa and is completely taken care of by Sofia (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). However he doesn’t sit idle the More >
By now we are all well-versed with Rohit Shetty cinema. All his films bear the stamp of total madness, total fun and lots of entertainment. No wonder his films are seen ideal for Diwali release, when the mood is upbeat. Golmaal 3 too arrives today, on a Diwali, with hugest expectations. This is India’s officially first trilogy (if one doesn’t count My Friend Ganesha series) and the need was a product which would meet all the expectations attached to it. Fortunately, Golmaal 3 fulfills all those expectations! The film is entertaining and funny from the word ‘Go’. Unfortunately, there are some glitches but the pros compensate for these minor flaws and overall the film just rocks!
The story of the movie: Gopal (Ajay Devgn) lives with his brother Laxman (Shreyas Talpade), friend Daboo (Kareena Kapoor) and mother Guddi (Ratna Pathak Shah). On the other hand, Pritam (Mithun Chakraborty), a bus driver, stays with his sons-Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) and Laxman (Kunal Khemu). Sons of both Pritam and Guddi can’t stand each other and there’s intense hatred between them. However, what no one knows is Pritam and Guddi were lovers once upon a time who couldn’t marry due to existing circumstances. When they meet after many years, they decide to rekindle their relationship. With Daboo’s persuasion, they get married without Guddi’s sons knowing that Pritam’s sons are the ones they hate and also the other way round. To find out what happens when they More >
The Ramayana is easily the oldest and the best instance of the battle of good v/s evil. Adapting the epic into modern times is of course a daunting task. One error and the entire work would fall like a pack of cards. Unfortunately, that’s what happens with the film Raavan. The makers did a huge mistake and that is, they tampered with the original concept. In Raavan, Rama isn’t good and Raavan isn’t bad…both have shades of grey. Fair enough since this is ‘modern Ramayana’. However, Raavan is more like Rama and vice versa in the film! Moreover, the flawed script and the disappointing climax make things worse. Raavan works but only in parts!
The story of the movie: Dev (Vikram), a tough cop, shifts to Lal Maati town with his wife Ragini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) after he’s given charge there. The town is not under the control of the police but of the outlaw Beera (Abhishek Bachchan). Beera maybe the demonic force to reckon with for the police but for the locals, he’s God. Dev is adamant to wipe out Beera and gives a huge blow to him which shakes him. An angry Beera then seeks revenge by kidnapping Ragini. Thus begins the journey of Dev into the jungles of Lal Maati as he hunts for his wife and the kidnapper. Helping him in his mission is Laxman Pratap (Nikhil Dwivedi) and the eccentric forest guard Sanjeevani (Govinda). Will they succeed? And how come Dev hurt Beera so much that he kidnapped his wife? Watch Raavan to find out.
Raavan begins very More >
Yoga, 30 minutes of cycling, and some free form exercises… that’s how Bollywood’s original he-man and endearing actor Dharmendra will start his day today. It’s not just another day. It’s Garam Dharam’s 75th birthday, and while his family and well-wishers are excited, for the man himself it’s only another “beautiful day” that he might spend at his farmhouse in Lonavala. Life, as a whole, is a celebration for Dharmendra. ‘Be happy and spread cheer all around you’ has always been his mantra. “I am a very emotional person. I love people. I want to see genuine warmth in human beings where there is no artificiality, only true care and concern. There should be harmony all around,” is his birthday wish. Talking about celebrations, he says it’s a personal choice not to celebrate his birthday. “I stopped doing so after my mother passed away in 1985. She used to be very excited about my birthday… bahut chahel pahel machati thi,” he fondly recounts. But, wishes from across the globe are going to pour in today, as they have over the years. He’s just received a beautiful t-shirt from a girl in New Zealand and a call from a group of 80 boys from Gwalior, who will be donating blood in his name today. Overwhelmed by the affection, Dharmendra says, “It’s this love from my well-wishers More >
Any kind of calamity, whether natural or man-made, is immediately picked up by the film fraternity to capture the event in celluloid. The 26 July 2005 Mumbai deluge was one of the biggest natural disasters in India in this decade and surprisingly, no film, comprising A-listers was based on it yet. Finally, Tum Mile takes the initiative. It’s a love story and the floods serve as a backdrop. Unfortunately, the ‘flood’ connection wasn’t utilized well and hence, the film fails to impress fully.
The story of the movie: Akshay (Emraan Hashmi) and Sanjana (Soha Ali Khan) become friends when they both were based in Cape Town. Although Akshay was struggling painter and Sanjana was a creative writer cum environmentalist and a daughter of a rich billionaire (Sachin Khedekar), they both hit off well and fall in love. They decide to move in. Unfortunately, both face problems, more so because of Akshay’s financial insecurity. Finally, both have to break up. Six years later, they meet each other once again in a London-Mumbai flight. Things have drastically changed for both Akshay and Sanjana now. However, once they land in Mumbai, they have to go through a roller coaster ride as heavy rains have crippled the entire city. The date was July 26, 2005. They have no choice but to be together in this dark time.
Let’s get one thing straight-although Tum Mile was promoted as a film based on floods, it is actually not. 70% of the film is Emraan-Soha’s flashback in Cape Town. More >