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February 18, 2010 7:25:30 PM IST Bollywood Trade News NetworkRAAJNEETI
The most anticipated film of the year RAAJNEETI is slated for release by UTV Motion Pictures on June 4, 2010. RAAJNEETI is co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Walkwater Media Ltd; and is directed by ten time national award winner Prakash Jha.
RAAJNEETI stars Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgan, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Naseerrudin Shah along with newcomer Sarah. The music of the film has been composed by the Wayne Sharpe and screenplay is by Prakash Jha & Anjum Rajabali.
“RAAJNEETI is a high drama film with politics as the background and who is more adept and accomplished than Prakash Jha to pull off a film based on politics. We believe we have a powerful script and the most exciting cast ensemble of today.” Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO - UTV Motion Pictures.
By JOGINDER TUTEJA (GLAMSHAM.COM)RAAT GAYI BAAT GAYI
RAAT GAYI BAAT GAYI releases on the last day of the year, 31st December. If this wasn’t surprising enough, the fact is that the date also falls on a Thursday. Wait, there is more. There are two more films slated for release on the same day – ACCIDENT ON HILL ROAD and BOLO RAAM, hence adding on to the crowd. Moreover, there is this entire 3 IDIOTS euphoria which is expected to spill over well into the second week. With so much happening around the release of this Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor and Vinay Pathak starrer, was it a justified decision to arrive on this day?
“Yes, coming on 31st December is a very good decision”, says director Saurabh Shukla who has earlier made MUDDA – THE ISSUE and CHEHRA, “I will give you two reasons for that. First and foremost the film is actually about a party. Since it would be party mood for all on 31st Dec and 1st January, the story in the film fits in perfectly well with real life too.”
He goes on to explain the second reason. “Those who may not catch it on 31st December night would want to do so on the next day since it’s a holiday. And that’s because after 31st December hangover, there are only two ways to fight it. One is to drink again and another is to actually go for a movie. This is why our suggestion is ‘Why to drink again when you can have some good time in theaters while watching a movie?’
After closing the year with films such as PAA and 3 IDIOTS, the year 2010 sure looks bigger and brighter for Reliance BIG Pictures with a mixed bag of films ranging from mainstream and masala to regional and art house.
With maverick directors such as Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Anurag Basu, Shaji N Karun, Rituparno Ghosh and Buddhadeb Dasgupta bringing the best out of Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mamootty, Boman Irani, Jishu Sengupta, Indraneil Sengupta, Kangana Ranaut amongst many others the Reliance BIG Pictures slate is sure to watch out for!
Have a sneak peek into Reliance BIG Pictures’ slate of films for the year 2010:KITES
KITES: A truly international film KITES tells the story of a young con-man who lives ‘life’ in Las Vegas, always ready to make fast money in any way possible, always looking for the big score. Directed by Anurag Basu and produced by Rakesh Roshan the film stars Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut and Kabir Bedi. It is shot in Mumbai, New Mexico, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The film will have and Indian and international version which will release simultaneously. Brett Ratner, best known for the RUSH HOUR series, FAMILY MAN starring Nicholas Cage and X-MEN THE LAST STAND is currently at work on the English version of KITES and tailoring it to appeal it to an international audience.WELL DONE ABBA
WELL DONE ABBA: WELL DONE ABBA is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver More >
December 29, 2009 12:38:18 PM IST
Bollywood Trade News NetworkCHANCE PE DANCE
Backed by the success of 3 of the genre defining blockbusters of 2009 – KAMINEY, WAKE UP SID and DEV.D, UTV Motion Pictures announced an aggressive line up of 4 films for the period of January – March 2010.
The slate for 2010 kicks off with CHANCE PE DANCE, which has been directed by Ken Ghosh and stars Shahid Kapoor, as the talented and passionate Sameer with a never-say-die attitude and Genelia, as a beautiful and spirited choreographer, Tina. The film will have a worldwide release on 15th January.
HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTORY, India’s official entry to the Oscars this year, will hit the screens on 22nd January. This acclaimed Marathi film directed by Paresh Mokashi is a UTV production, co-produced with Paprika Media and Mayasabha. The film has also been screened for the BAFTA and Golden Globe juries, apart from various other film festivals.
PETER GAYA KAAM SE, a fast-paced action adventure movie with a romantic twist, is directed by John Owen. Starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Lekha Washington, this film is about Peter, a football crazy motorcycle taxi rider, who decides to turn his back on Goa and quit his job – until his sleazy loan shark boss Bosco persuades him to do one last job – the job that will change his life forever. The film is scheduled for a March 2010 release.
PAAN SINGH TOMAR, the true epic journey of a talented runner who turned into a rebel, has been directed by More >
LOVE AAJ KAL and KURBAAN
LOVE AAJ KAL has completed 50 days at the box office and in the process has netted more than Rs. 65 crores just from India. Post the celebrations, the film’s producer and lead actor Saif Ali Khan is having a new vision for his career going forward. He is looking at doing fewer films while mixing bona fide wide canvas commercial films along with one small film a year.
“That’s the kind of game plan I am looking at building for myself from here on”, says Saif who took off for a US and Europe vacation with Kareena Kapoor soon after LOVE AAJ KAL was declared a super success, “I would now be working on 2-3 films a year and make sure that I cover a wide spectrum. While a couple of them would be big nice commercial films, another would be a relatively smaller film which can be completed in 30 days flat.”
Once back from vacation, Saif Ali Khan has participated in a couple of ad shoots. However, shooting for his next film AGENT VINOD is still a little distance away.
“Final touches on the script are being given and we have been looking at getting the best technicians on board. I guess by end of this year, we should begin shooting”, says Saif, “In any case I am in no tearing hurry to ready my next film. One should space things out, invest good time to publicize things and get the right preparation in place for the making of the film.”
Meanwhile he is highly More >
The OVERSEAS division of Shemaroo Entertainment, in association with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd., will be distributing the film BLUE worldwide.
For promoting the film worldwide, BLUE is planned to be premiered in Dubai, London and New York. The film will not only be exhibited in the ethnic territories, but will also be distributed and seen in the non-ethnic territories like Mexico, Scandinavian countries, etc. It is expected to be released in 650 screens around the world, making it one of the biggest Bollywood releases in the overseas market.
Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment shares his thoughts, ”With the international appeal the film has, the first look of BLUE got a tremendous response from non-ethnic territories. We are glad to be associated with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. for this huge project and are really looking forward to taking it worldwide. Our subsidiaries in US & UK will be handling key territories of North America & Europe. With a catalog of more than 750 Indian films distributed by us in international territories, this is the next logical step for our international business.”
Dhilin Mehta, Director, Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. shares his thoughts, ”BLUE is an ambitious project in More >
His latest ‘Dhan Te Nan’ might have taken the industry by storm. But, it seems Vishal Bhardwaj is deeply disappointed at the attitude of the censor board that allotted his film an A certificate.
The maverick director says that his latest film has been given an unfair treatment by the censor board while some of the most violent films have been granted U/A certificate in the past.
Talking about his resentment at the press meet of the film, Vishal says, “I was quite disappointed when KAMINEY was given an adult certificate while the fact remains that we have tried to be responsible and have made sure not have scenes or dialogues that would go against the public sentiment. But, it seems the censor board has its own impression of my cinema and it was difficult to convince them about KAMINEY. I agree that my film showcases violence, but its something much more toned down than what we have seen on the silver screen earlier.”
He further adds, “The fact that my film is titled KAMINEY makes people think it is not a family film at all. But, let me make it clear, we have removed all such portions from the film that were not fit to be seen with the family, even after making these changes I am still granted an A certificate which is really hard to digest,” he ends.
The film which stars Shahid Kapoor in a double role promises to be a hit fare with the audiences and is all set to release on More >