Posts tagged Krrish
DNA (April 3, 2013)
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan’s Filmkraft Productions has partnered with Turner International India and Kerala-headquartered Toonz Animation to create four animated movies based on the Bollywood movie Krrish starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra. The movies will be created between 2013 and 2014, the first of which titled Kid Krrish will be aired on Cartoon Network this year. These movies follow the childhood adventures of Krishna (a character in the Filmkraft Productions’ Krrish), who discovers that he can help people and save the world with the special powers bestowed upon him by ‘Jadoo’ (another character from the movie Koi Mil Gaya).
“The animated Krrish franchises are fun films that are guaranteed to be a visual treat with mass appeal. It is not every day that 11-year-olds get to be superheroes. We are thrilled about partnering with Rakesh Roshan and Cartoon Network,” said P Jayakumar, chief executive of Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd. Roshan said he has always pushed the limits by making different kinds of films and planning new strategies to promote them. “Since Krrish 3 will be ready for release this Diwali. I wanted to revive the memory of Krrish among children who may have not seen Koi Mil Gaya or Krrish,” Roshan said.
Rakesh Roshan to launch four cartoon films to mark the release of Hrithik’s upcoming superhero project
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; April 3, 2013)
If all goes well, Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming superhero film Krrish 3 may More >
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; August 5, 2012)
As Rakesh Roshan completes 25 years as a director in B-Town, his son Hrithik Roshan has a special surprise in store for him. Even as Duggu plans that special outing with utmost secrecy, BT asked him to describe this milestone moment.
Emotional and ecstatic, the light-eyed actor said, “Dad’s strength and wisdom is rare. His knowledge is of course priceless and his will is like iron. He is headstrong, yet the most humble director I know. In a world where it’s tough staying successful for 25 months, he’s spent 25 years. I wonder how many decades it would have taken for aliens (Koi Mil Gaya) and superheroes (Krrish) to take birth in Hindi cinema (or if at all they ever would have), if it weren’t for dad. For the kind of risks he has taken, the ups and downs he has experienced, his thirst to keep learning, the innumerable times he has fought his way back to the top, the way he has changed with the times, and these 25 years of undying passion for cinema makes him in one word — an Institution! And I am so proud to be his son!”
Rewinding to the start, Rakesh recalls how his journey as a director had started when he had literally hit rock bottom. Says he, “Roles as an actor had dried up for me. As a producer I had two flops — Bhagwan Dada and Jaag Utha Insaan. And, I was actually at my wits end thinking this was the end of the road for me. Then God showed me another route… that of a film director. I made Khudgarz (1987). The film was a More >
Aakansha Naval Shetye (DNA; July 3, 2012)A still from the movie Bol Bachchan
Bollywood’s love for double roles is an old one. Right from Hum Dono to Ram Aur Shyam to Seeta Geeta and later Mahaan, Chaalbaaz, Bol Radha Bol, Kishen Kanhaiya, Gurudev, Duplicate, Judwaa… there’s never been dearth of such films in the past. But it’s only more recently that filmmakers seem to have stumbled upon this formula once again and are not shying away from cashing on it. So, the recent superhit Rowdy Rathore had Akshay Kumar play a double role, while Saif Ali Khan is gearing to play two roles in the sequel of Judwaa and Kangna Ranaut reportedly in Tanu Weds Manu sequel. There’s also buzz that Katrina Kaif may be reprising Hema Malini’s iconic roles in a remake of Seeta Aur Geeta. Not just A-listers, starlet Veena Malik who made her debut in a recent release (Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai), too played a double role.
Trade observers say that double roles have always been lapped up by film lovers here. “There’s already more scope for entertainment in such films, be it action or comedy. Double roles naturally lend themselves to very interesting situations that work in favour of the films. So, it’s a tried and tested formula that has high success rates,” explains trade analyst Taran Adarsh, but adds that since the kumbh ke mele mein bicchade bit is a bit too done to death, filmmakers also have to be more innovative when it comes to presenting them.
Filmmaker David Dhawan, who has explored More >
A motley group of women writers in Bollywood give their male counterparts a tip or two on the new rules of scriptwriting
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; June 25, 2012)
What’s common between Agneepath, Vicky Donor and Shanghai? Other than the fact that they released this year and had strong male characters, all three were written by female screenwriters.
Given the longstanding tradition of employing male writers who took care of the story, dialogues and lyrics, it’s a pleasant shift from the usual track for Bollywood. Interestingly, however, none of the emerging ladies are prepared to point a finger at the industry. They’d rather welcome the change…
Urmi Juvekar After coming up with a heralded script like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Urmi Juvekar went a step ahead and created Shanghai (both directed by Dibakar Banerjee). While penning a story, Urmi reveals that she keeps reminding herself that she’s a screenwriter first — not a novelist. “The role of a screenwriter is peculiarly different from a fiction writer. We are writing for a picture and words tend to change the image in my head to some other image when it enters the director’s head.” On being asked whether writers are given due credit in Bollywood, Urmi poses, “As long as we are getting paid, there shouldn’t be any issue. Anyway, do you care to know who the editor or the cinematographer of the film is? Nahi na? Then why bother with credit for writers only?”
Ila Bedi Datta Although Ila Bedi Datta has been actively involved in More >
Actor slams reports of Farhan Akhtar being called in to direct the climax of the sequel to his superhero film ‘Krrish’
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; June 20, 2012)
Hrithik Roshan is extremely upset over the reports that he has summoned his old friend Farhan Akhtar to over look the climax of his upcoming superhero film Krrish 3. All this, after the sequence being already shot some time back under the supervision of Hollywood action director Tony Ching.
A friend of Hrithik Roshan tells us, “Hrithik is very upset with media reports that he has requested the help of his old buddy Farhan Akhtar to shoot the climax portion of his upcoming superhero film. The fact of the matter is that Tony Ching is a reputed name in Hollywood and was signed one year prior to the film went on the floors. Hrithik was the one who brought in Tony.”
The friend adds, “Before the film went on the floors, Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik and Tony had as many as six meetings and after that a huge set was made at Ramoji Rao Studios in Hyderabad for the climax.” Some portions of the climax were also shot at Filmistan Studios in Goregaon and the sequence has been completed.
Our source further says, “Hrithik has been hands on this film and it is one of his most ambitious projects till date. The father-son duo is coming up with a film after a huge gap and they are leaving no stone unturned. Hrithik is very upset by the reports and even went on a social networking site denying the news that Farhan was brought in to direct More >
By Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; May 9, 2012)Kangana Ranaut
Kangna Ranaut may only be seven years old in the industry, but the actor says that the seven years have actually added 17 years of maturity in her. “I had started off in the industry when I was still in my late teens. I feel that I’ve grown up faster here and am more mature in my thinking than anyone my age,” she says. Though she’s not bitter about her initial experiences, she does admit that she often shudders to think about it. “I’ve been through hell during my initial days, but luckily my experiences have only made me stronger,” she adds. “To top it all, I was playing such intense and dark characters, that everything just seemed super bleak at that time,” shares Kangna.
Happy to finally put it all behind her, the actor says that today her past is nothing but a faded memory. “I have so much to look forward to and am super excited to do the kind of films I am doing. I am actually proud to have made it so far on my own completely, without a Godfather or filmi backing,” she says. “From feeling like a complete outsider, where I didn’t even know whom to turn to in those days to today where I feel so much a part of the industry is a huge turn-around for me and it’s all the more special for me, as it’s only my work that’s brought about this change,” explains Kangna.
Currently busy with her films including Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala and Hrithik Roshan-starrer Krrish sequel, the actor says that she can’t More >
Chitrangda Singh, who is reteaming with Sudhir Mishra for yet another intense story based on sexual harassment at work place, says the critically acclaimed director is quite a taskmaster
By IANS (MID-DAY; May 8, 2012)
Chitrangda, who left the film industry to get married following ‘Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi’, is back and she is trying not get typecast with similar roles.
The actress was last seen in ‘Desi Boyz’ and has even done an item number in ‘Joker’. But it is her latest film opposite Arjun Rampal that is keeping her busy these days.
“It has turned out to be a really intense film on sexual harassment at workplace. What makes it more challenging is that Sudhir Mishra doesn’t settle for anything less than excellent. It is tough to work with him because he is quite a taskmaster,” Chitrangda said. Earlier titled ‘Inkaar’, the film may get another name change with ‘Power Play’ as its latest title.
The film features Arjun Rampal as a corporate honcho who mentors a newbie (Chitrangda), only to sexually harass her. She, however decides to take matters to the higher authorities and charges him in the case of harassment. Apart from Rampal, Chitrangda will also be working opposite John Abraham in ‘I, Me Aur Main’ which is all set to release as well this summer.
“It was great fun to be paired with Akshay in my last release. Now with Arjun and John, it is going to be an altogether different outing,” Chitrangda said.
With a serious film on sexual harassment, a romcom and also an More >
Chitrangda Singh goes sexy to play mutant, loses weight, gets pierced
Suruchi Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; April 29, 2011)
Chitrangda Singh can’t wait to be seen as Bollywood’s first female mutant, and that too opposite Hrithik Roshan in Krrish 2. Chitrangda recently returned from Hong Kong, where she underwent training for her fight sequences in the film. The Yeh Saali Zindagi actress says that she is having the time of her life, doing all sorts of crazy stunts.
“I have just come back from my action workshop, where I was getting trained under experts, as my role requires me to do a lot of dhishum dhishum and maar dhaad,” she says laughing, and adds, “I did a lot of training on ropes, harnesses and even did a little bit of kick boxing.”
So is she excited or nervous about working with Hrithik? “Of course I’m excited. He’s such a cool person. In fact, he and I were in China together some time back, to prepare ourselves for the movie. He also wanted me to get the hang of the character. He told me that I have to look and act and prepare myself in a certain way. He’s even given me tips on how to handle action sequences. I am super duper excited, but I can’t talk much about the film right now. Let the right time come,” says the actress.
Receiving compliments for having lost weight from those around her, Chitrangda seems ready to play a sexy mutant. She’s even got a new piercing, one on her tragus (see pic). Is that for the film? “No yaar. It’s More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 22, 2011 – 09:11 IST
Okay, superhero films are the flavor of the season. The super-success of KRRISH and the tremendous hype for RA.ONE only reiterates this fact. But ZOKKOMON is the first superhero film that has a child actor having super powers and vanquishing the villains with super tricks. What makes this film special, besides the above-mentioned fact, is that it’s a Disney production that’s directed by Satyajit Bhatkal, who was associated with LAGAAN.
ZOKKOMON is like any superhero film, but at the same time, it’s not. Like most superhero films, the superhero here keeps his identity concealed by sporting a mask and wearing a costume. But there’s a difference. He’s not blessed with super powers, yet flies, evaporates into thin air and plays every possible trick that a magician would.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Though Bhatkal has shot the film very well and the production design is up to the mark, he’s letdown, to a major degree, by the writing that doesn’t make the situations appear convincing. There has to be some logic when one shows a kid flying in air and also performing daredevil stunts. But no explanations are offered. All we are told is that there’s a ‘Magic Uncle’, a scientist, who transforms Darsheel into Zokkomon. Sure, the kids don’t question logic, but this segment of movie-going audience has more questions to ask than the adults.
In a nutshell, this one’s adventurous and fun in parts, not in toto. However, it’s More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; April 13, 2011
Sachin Bhowmick, the romantic fairy-tale writer, might have passed away but his fascinating stories will forever remain with us. With films like Anuradha, Love in Tokyo and An Evening in Paris, not only did he create some legendary love stories of that era but also lured the young generation of today.
His famous screenplays in Krrish, Koi… Mil Gaya and Taal touched our hearts.
Here, in this picture clicked by Shyam Aurangabadkar at a party in Mumbai in the mid-1980s, Sachin Bhowmick (fourth from right, in specs) can be seen standing peacefully next to Deven Verma who starred in quite a few films with Bhowmick’s screenplay. Sober with his body language, Sachin seems too shy to be clicked.
A passionate film writer, Sachin was not even close to being filmi in real life. In this picture, (from left) film director Sagar Sarhadi, thespian Sanjeev Kumar, filmmaker Ravi Tandon, actor Vinod Mehra, Sachin Bhowmick, actor Deven Verma, A K Hangal and Iftekhar are looking happy with the world. From this group, Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Mehra and Iftekhar have passed away.