Posts tagged Guzaarish
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 25, 2010 – 14:06 IST
The first look promo of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly anticipated Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer Guzaarish was unveiled earlier this week. While the promo is quite splendid to say the least, the film does bear some resemblance to a 2004 Spanish film called The Sea Inside which is based on a true story of a sailor Ramdon Sampredo who becomes a quadriplegic following an accident. In Guzaarish, the buzz is that Hrithik, who plays a magician, ends up in a wheelchair because of an accident that happens when a magic trick goes wrong.
Bhansali’s earlier films such as Black was also inspired from The Miracle Worker while Saawariya was loosely based on a Russian short story ‘White Nights’.
While neither Bhansali nor his lead actors were in any mood to reveal even a bit about the story of Guzaarish at the launch event, going by the promos of the two films, there is no denying that there is some similarity between Guzaarish and The Sea Inside.
By Joginder Tuteja, September 22, 2010 – 11:25 IST
Shifting ahead of Anjaana Anjaani has proven to be an expensive affair for many a filmmaker who were planning to release their movies in the month of October. One of them is Anjum Rizvi who would now be shelling out more moolah for the continued promotion of his newest production A Flat. Reason being that this Jimmy Sheirgill – Sanjay Suri starrer has now been pushed ahead all the way to November to avoid the clutter that has been created in the month of October. The film would now be releasing on 12th November even though the decision means an escalation in cost of promotion.
“It’s okay, ours is a reasonably budgeted film but I won’t mind pumping in some more money for the film’s promotion, says Rizvi who has earlier made A Wednesday and Charas with Jimmy Sheirgill, “Added promotion is only going to help the film further. People have been reacting positively to the well cut promos so far and now that we have more time in hand, there would be a lot more revealed about the true mood of the film in weeks to come.”
“A Flat should still find shows for itself since we are arriving a week later. There should be some empty space available”, says Rizvi, “In case there is any issue with that we would come on 19th November.”
Jimmy is also in agreement with his producer here. He says, “Anjum has been around for a reasonably good time to understand the rules of the game. He is a smart businessman and knows how to release his films. He won’t take any decision out of sheer emotion. If he is deciding to push the film ahead, it makes sense. This should only add on the film’s prospects in the long run.”
With Guzaarish (if at all it arrives) expected to be the only release on 19th November, A Flat could well enjoy some breathing space out of the October clutter. A good decision indeed since there are more than couple of dozen films already fighting it out in October. These are Anjaana Anjaani, Aakrosh, Crook: It’s Good To Be Bad, Jhootha Hi Sahi, Knock Out, Rakta Charitra – I, Hissss, Allah Ke Banday, Do Dooni Chaar, Benny and Babloo, Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun…, Khichdi – The Movie, Baru – The Wonder Kid, Ramayana – The Epic, Dus Tola, Impatient Vivek, Paan Singh Tomar and Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu.
Now that’s quite a line up!
To commemorate her 82nd birthday, Sanjay Leela Bhansali will start work on an album inspired by Lata Mangeshkar’s less celebrated wonders
That the self-proclaimed Lata Mangeshkar devotee Sanjay Leela Bhansali has turned into a music composer with Guzaarish is a well-known fact. What no one knows, not even the people closest to the director, is that he has been secretly working on another album of songs created and composed exclusively for his muse.
And now when India’s Nightingale turns 82 on September 28 , SLB’s precious secret project will finally be given the attention he has been craving to give it for all these years.
Though SLB refuses to speak about his own personal ode to the legendary singer, a source close to the director says, “During the past one year Sanjay has been completely consumed by Guzaarish and its music.
Having taken on the task of composing a full score for the first time Sanjay had put his dream opus—the Lata Mangeshkar album — on the backburner. He now intends to go at it full-throttle. On her birthday he will get to work seriously on his Lata Mangeshkar project.”
Sanjay Bhansali’s Lata Mangeshkar project will focus on creating songs that the director, as an ardent fan of Lata, has observed to have been less conspicuous in her repertoire.
Says SLB, “I know every nuance in her voice. She is a miracle of nature. And there’s so much in her throat that is still untapped. I first thought I’d create just one song for her in Guzaarish.
Then I thought, why one song when a whole ethos, era after era of supreme excellence is embodied in that voice? She mirrors all the beauty of the soul. It is that beauty I want to capture in my songs.”
Incidentally, Lataji has worked with other filmmakers, who were closet composers, like Raj Khosla and Raj Kapoor. But a filmmaker turning into a music composer officially is a first.
MUMBAI MIRROR; September 15, 2010
Vanity and Hrithik Roshan are made for one another. The vain actor has been known to be extremely cautious of how he appears, what he wears, when he shaves.
Also, of late, directors have become equally paranoid about the ‘look’ of their films, the pastel of their sets, the get-up of their cast.
Only recently Farah Khan had some miscreants hauled up for attempting to photograph an ‘item number’ in her forthcoming film. This therefore is quite a treat, and nobody got arrested either.
It is known that Hrithik Roshan plays a magician in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next Guzaarish. The actor was shooting for a song with Monikangana Dutta on February 26 at Yash Raj Studio.
While Hrithik was in a magician get-up with a three-piece-suit, a hat and an earring, Monikangana was in a black gown with a huge silver choker on her neck.
The shooting went on for three days and Bhansali’s guards were on high alert for any Peeping Toms with mobile phones and cameras. But we couldn’t resist the urge. So here’s a sneak peek…
IMAGES: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
The auteur sifted through over 200 designs of publicity stills for Guzaarish’ s ‘first look’
Everyone knows how fussy star director Sanjay Leela Bhansali can be with his epic films. Staring at the sky, searching for the perfect cloud for all of seven days, is something one can expect the passionate director to indulge in.
But publicity designer Rahul Nanda really had to practice till he got perfect for Guzaarish, Bhansali’s forthcoming magnum opus starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Rumour has it that Nanda had to present more than 200 designs of the film’s ‘first look’ before Bhansali shortlisted four from these! Nanda, who didn’t suffer such a long-winded road to perfection with the maverick’s earlier films such as Khamoshi, Devdas, Black and Saawariya, found himself on a new, stickier wicket with Guzaarish.
Says a source, “It was a case of two perfectionists getting together. Hence, it took a long time to finalise everything.” When contacted, Nanda denied that Bhansali did not close in on his designs until he had painted 200 designs for the first look of Guzaarish.
Industry insiders know Bhansali to be extremely obsessive about every aspect of his production. The extremely heavy lehenga that Madhuri had to endure in Devdas is a great example of this. Likewise, Nanda adds, “Yes, it took me seven months to finalise the first look of Guzaarish (He commenced work on the film in January 2010). Some of the designs I myself rejected. It took Bhansali and I about 65 designs before we reached a common consensus.”
Describing the process on Guzaarish, Nanda further said, “The kind of cinema that Bhansali makes is so evolved that whenever you make something for it you yourself are not sure. Working with Bhansali and his excellence makes you realise that you can keep doing better and wait till you get the best. It’s basically a case of ‘there is always scope for improvement’.”
Nanda ended on a diplomatic note. “Frankly speaking, nowadays it has become common practice to make at least 40 designs on every film. I would like to add that it was a great experience working with Bhansali on Guzaarish,” said he.
We beg to differ on that note: given that most publicity designs are rip-offs of Hollywood blockbusters, 40 sounds a bit of a stretch.
By Taran Adarsh, August 3, 2010 – 08:33 IST
Irrespective of how his films fare at the box-office, you can’t underestimate the credentials of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Everyone waits with bated breath for an SLB film to arrive, that’s one fact you cannot deny. Right from the first look to the first promo to the music launch to the eventual release, every aspect of SLB’s film is keenly anticipated within and outside the film industry.
Now everyone’s awaiting SLB’s next biggie GUZAARISH to unfold. Well, here’s some vital info on the film. The first promo of this Hrithik – Aishwarya starrer will be unveiled with Karan Johar and UTV’s WE ARE FAMILY, which opens on 3rd September. The music, scored by Bhansali himself, will be released by September-end and those who’ve heard the tunes feel that the master film-maker has come up with a super musical score.
The countdown for one of the biggest films of 2010 has begun…
By Taran Adarsh, August 3, 2010 – 08:28 IST
Television channels are competing with each other these days. There’s a scramble to acquire the Satellite Rights of feature films. The market, which was down till a few months ago, is piping hot right now and lucrative deals are being signed left, right and centre. The film producers/right holders, obviously, are smiling from ear to ear. In several cases, the price offered by TV channels is correlated with the performance of the film at the ticket window. If the theatrical business is fantastic, the returns are bountiful. In certain cases, the films are sold prior to their release, which works well for a film-maker since he recovers a big chunk of the investment much before the film has hit the screens and the verdict is out.
Note the kind of money paid for the Satellite Rights:-
- RAAJNEETI – Rs. 25 cr.
- ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI – Rs. 10.5 cr.
- UDAAN – Rs. 3.5 cr.
- TERE BIN LADEN – Rs. 4.25 cr. [for Satellite + Home Video + Music]
- MILENGE MILENGE – Rs. 8.60 cr.
- Shree Ashtavinayak, a reputed production house, has sold six of its films [package deal] for a fantastic price. These include DABANGG, GOLMAAL 3, RUN BHOLA RUN [all unreleased], KHATTA MEETHA, MAHARATHI and BLUE
- I HATE LUV STORYS – Rs. 10 cr. +
- THANK YOU – Same price as RAAJNEETI, in Rs. 20 cr. + range
- GUZAARISH – Rs. 20 cr.
- PEEPLI LIVE – Rs. 8 cr.
- WE ARE FAMILY – Rs. 15 cr.
- NO ONE KILLED JESSICA – Rs. 10 cr. +
- TEES MAAR KHAN – Rs. 24 cr.
In fact, in the case of PEEPLI LIVE and NO ONE KILLED JESSICA, the makers have been able to recover the cost of production from the sale of Satellite Rights itself. Wow!