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Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 10, 2012)
Actor Himanshu Malik who made a promising debut with Anubhav Sinha’s Tum Bin and is best remembered for his film Khwaaish opposite Mallika Sherawat has turned director. His 45-minute film titled QED stars Amit Sial, Rashaana Shah and Pravishi Das. However, the actor-turned-director himself is not part of the cast.
Himanshu says, “I was not happy with the offers coming my way as they were extremely mundane and boring. So I started writing and I enjoying the process. I asked why not take this ahead?”
The director had his fair share of troubles too while making the film. He points out, “The lead actor disappeared and didn’t come back. The girls in my film called Amit who was shopping somewhere in Lokhandwala. He came, read the script and within 15 minutes he was shooting. He hit me like a jolt of lighting.” Himanshu is planning to do the festival rounds with his project and then make maximum people watch the film. He explains, “In the West, we will show the film on pay-per-view.”
Hollywood via Haryana. Mallika gets going
Kunal M Shah and Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 03, 2011)
When Mallika Sherawat tweets that she’s been hanging out with Sir Elton John after the Academy Awards and that Golden Globe nominated Scarlett Johansson is her friend, it’s not because she’s in la-la-land.
She’s really in Los Angeles, where she’s covered much ground on the social scene. Mumbai was merely a pit stop for this actress from Haryana, who has turned into a Hollywood socialite even though her Jennifer Lynch-directed Hisss was a turkey and her low-budget Politics of Love is yet to be released.
She’s been tweeting about her star encounters (‘Scarlett Johansson is supacool’ and ‘Just met Elton John! He said I look divine’).
Mallika, on Oscar night, attended the legendary Governor’s Ball, hosted by the Academy Board, and hung out with Oscar winners and nominees.
After the event she attended many after parties, John’s being one of them. Our sources caught Mallika and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx exchanging pleasantries.
The actress, whose agent William Morris also represents Ben Affleck, Richard Gere and Emma Thompson, has left Bombay abuzz on her social skills. Whether at the riverfront at Cannes or the ceremony to name a milkshake after her.
“Today, Mallika has become a big socialite in the US. She knows so many people that you will find it hard to believe. And all the biggies, mind you.
You will frequently find her dropping names and More >
The ‘old wine in new bottle’ packaging has been in vogue since a long time due to many reasons, 2 of them being that it’s perceived as a safe measure and also maybe because of absence of new ideas. Whatever maybe the reason, if given the right treatment, such films can work wonders at the BO and also ensure electrifying start at the box office (Last year’s Dabangg being the classic example). Yamla Pagla Deewana also belongs to the category of masala films of yesteryears and has been inspired by many films across decades. Still it manages to tickle your funny bone mainly because it has its heart and intentions at the right place! The script is loaded with some amazing funny moments and the three Deols just rock the show!
The story of the movie: Paramveer Singh Dhillon (Sunny Deol) stays in Vancouver with his wife Mary (Emma Brown Garrett), two sons and mother (Nafisa Ali). He learns that his brother Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) and father Dharam Singh (Dharmendra) who got separated from Paramveer and his mother during childhood are in Banaras. Paramveer therefore embarks on a journey to the holy city to meet his remaining family! There he learns that the father-son duo is the biggest conmen in the city, who always manage to pull off hilarious cons on unsuspecting people! But once they are all set to get beaten up but the brave Paramveer saves them. Paramveer is then willingly accepted into the father-son’s gang because of his muscle strength. Gajodhar meanwhile More >
By Taran Adarsh, January 14, 2011 – 08:27 IST
In the 1970s and 1980s, Bollywood churned out hardcore masala films by the dozens. Those films appealed to the ‘Balcony Class’ as well as the ‘Stall Audience’ [terminology used for dissecting the audience then]. Even today, films like SHOLAY, AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY, NAMAK HALAAL, DON, ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAAN, DHARAM-VEER, MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR et al, the most popular films of that era, appeal to the guy riding an auto rickshaw as well as the CEO of a multinational company. Masala films, in my opinion, can never go out of vogue. The gargantuan success of films like DABANGG and GOLMAAL 3 last year endorses this viewpoint.
The reason why masala films tick to this date is because they have the power to entertain. I’ve often heard my non-film friends comment that cinema, for them, symbolizes an outing with their family. They want to be transported to a world of make-believe in those 3 hours and forget their worries/sorrows/trials/tribulations in the process. YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA does that and does so most convincingly.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is a tribute to the cinema of yore. Every rule in the book that made hardcore commercial films major money spinners then have been read minutely and integrated in the plotline of this one. Generally, movie makers often claim that their film is hatke, that it boasts of stuff that the viewer hasn’t watched on screen before, but YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA makes no More >