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After Mausam, Raaz 3 and Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, the latest film to have been banned there is Oh My God. Filmmakers are upset as the industry has consequently lost nearly Rs 20 crore in the past one year
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 28, 2012)
Grazing Goat Productions’ Akshay Kumar-starrer, OMG Oh My God releasing in India today, is the latest in a not-so-short line of Hindi films to have been banned in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier victims include Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam, Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz 3 and Sachin Yardi’s Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum.
Needless to say, filmmakers are at their wit’s end. And buzz in the trade is the Hindi film industry has incurred losses to the tune of a whopping Rs 20 crore in just the past one year, courtesy UAE’s actions.
Similarly, the makers of OMG Oh My God were shocked to learn of the ban on Monday this week. Vikram Malhotra, Head Honcho of Viacom18 Motion Pictures, co-producers of the film, told Mirror, “We have lost at least Rs 4 crore. It’s terrible.”
It all started in July 2011 when Mausam, a love story between an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot (Shahid Kapoor) and a Kashmiri woman (Sonam Kapoor) was replaced at the last minute by Hollywood film Chloe at in theatres across UAE.
Next, in August 2012, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum produced by Ekta Kapoor, got the axe in Kuwait and Muscat. This was just after the Bandra Police registered a FIR (First Information Report) against the film for having hurt the religious sentiments of More >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; August 15, 2012)Ekta Kapoor
Till a few years back, producer Ekta Kapoor was hailed as the undisputed soap queen of the small screen. Cut to now, thanks to her run-ins with the censor board of late, she now seems to have become the ‘controversy queen’ of the big screen!
But Ekta insists that she’s always been that. “By now I’m pretty used to being dragged in one panga after another. My films like The Dirty Picture or Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum facing censor trouble or other such issues may be new, but I have been courting trouble right from the time I set foot in the industry,” she says referring to the flak she faced when changing gears on the small screen to shift focus onto saas-bahu sagas and kitchen politics. “I was accused about being regressive back then and God only knows what not. In fact, what I face today is nothing in comparison. It’s far lesser now. But you choose what you do and I choose to walk my way. The success of these films only reinforces my faith,” explains the producer as we catch up with her for a quick chat. Here Ekta also reveals her fears and talks about marriage…
Your films seem to be getting higher on sexual content. Sex sells? No it’s not just about that. Both my recent films are what I would call sexually liberating, though each in its own way. And it’s nothing that we don’t see around us. It’s just that we’ve put it out on screen. We all laugh on adult and naughty jokes in real life, so why not laugh with More >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; August 7, 2012)Tusshar Kapoor
Actor Tusshar Kapoor’s risque dare-bare act in his recent release Kya Super Kool Hain Hum seems to be proving too hot for some countries. Apparently the sex comedy also starring Riteish Deshmukh has been banned in Muscat and Kuwait. An insider reveals, “We were recently informed that the film has been banned in both the places due to the high sexual content.”
When contacted Tusshar too confimed it. “Yes, it’s come as quite a shocker. We were told that the film has been banned in Muscat and Kuwait,” said the actor, who is currently in Tirupathi and is expected to return by tonight. While the film may not be released in a few countries, the makers encouraged by the response to the sequel are now looking forward to working on the third installment already. “Yes, the scripting has already begun. We’ll probably call it Kyaa Super Duper Kool Hain Hum,” Tusshar added. But the actor is quick to add that it won’t be going on floors this year. “It’s too early for this year, so in all likelihood, by next year, we should be working on it. But we do hope to make it naughtier,” informs the actor.
Meanwhile, high on the success of his latest release, Tusshar is now gearing to working on his next Shootout At Wadala, which is a far cry from his character in Kya… “It will be an absolute contrast,” admits the actor, who is playing a gangster in the Sanjay Gupta flick.
The cast of Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum on a special comedy show on TV tonight
Bryan Durham (BOMBAY TIMES; July 27, 2012)
Prepare yourself for a night of laughs as the cast of Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum get ready to tickle you silly as they team up with TV’s veteran comedians for a mad, mad evening. Called MAX Super Kool Comedy Night, this specially shot-for show is a one-of-it’s-kind initiative and will be broadcast on MAX at 8.30 tonight to coincide with the film’s release.
Hosted by RJ Mantra and comedian Sunil Grover, one can expect an evening filled with fun, amusement and crazy moments with Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Sarah Jane Dias and Neha Sharma trading punchlines with the industry’s best comedians.
Riteish does a boisterous Marathi dance to the UP Bihar song. Vishal Dadlani sets the stage afire with a rocking rendition of Dil Garden Garden even as Krushna Abhishek keeps you in splits with his mimicry of Ekta Kapoor and even gets Sarah and Neha to get jiggy with him to the tunes of Ishaqzaade’s. Hua Chokra Jawaan, Raja Babu’s Sarkailo Khatiya and Joru Ka Gulam’s Upar Gori Ka Makaan. Kapil, VIP, Sugandha and Sudesh Bhosle also bring on the laughs.
KYAA SUPER KOOL HAIN HUM – A WORTHY PART 2 TO K2H2?
The 2003-2005 period precipitated significant changes in Bollywood, especially in the context of adult films. Erotic thrillers like Jism, Murder etc and sex comedies like Masti, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum etc hit screens during this time and were well-received by the audiences. The effect of these films was so profound that the makers had no choice but to plan a part two of these films. Murder 2 released last year, Jism 2 will hit screens next Friday, Masti’s sequel Grand Masti is on the anvil while part 2 of Kyaa Kool Hain Hum, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum is all set to release tomorrow. And the buzz for the film is significant enough for it to be a commercial success!
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum stars Tusshar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh and Anupam Kher and this time features Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias and Chunky Pandey. As expected, the film has loads of double meaning and adult jokes. However, at least from the trailers, the dialogues seem quite smart and witty and will provide loads of entertainment to its target audience – youth. Songs have been liked, especially Dil Garden Garden and Hum Toh Hai Cappucino, the latter which is a sort of a remix of Shilpa Shetty’s popular item number UP Bihar Lootne. Moreover, Riteish has also sung a Marathi version of the same song. The film has done spoof on popular films like The Dirty Picture, Vicky Donor, Paa etc.
As expected, an adult film of this scale was bound to face censor problems. The More >
Ekta Kapoor and Sachin Yardi on their wacky film and the funny duo – Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; July 25, 2012)
Despite being slammed by cynics and hardnosed critics, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum had a great run at the box office when it released seven years ago. Since then, Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh have consolidated their reputation in the comedy genre, with franchise films like Golmaal and Housefull. No wonder then that the makers of their upcoming sequel, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (KSKHH) are optimistic.
Conceding that their endeavour was to make a comedy in the naughty zone like the first film, writer-director Sachin Yardi enthuses, “This time round, it’s more contemporary and wackier than the first. And seeing the response to the promos, I think we have succeeded in upscaling the product and getting it a few notches higher.”
All praise for Tusshar and Riteish, the filmmaker asserts that he couldn’t have got better actors. “Both are very good with comedy,” he says, adding that in a film like KSKHH, they’re “bang on”. “They carry themselves well as underdogs and get public sympathy despite getting caught in situations for their buffoonery. One genuinely feels for Tusshar when he gets in a situation he can’t get out of as much as one feels for Riteish when he gets caught despite being a dedh shaana. Both their characters put life into the script.” That’s also why the makers maintain that their promotional strategy was unapologetic More >
Sex and comedy sells well in Bollywood. And together, they can make for a hit recipe. But while audiences are ready to sample and savour the genre, sex comedies are few and far in India, given the censors’ wariness of them. Hence, filmakers’ are apprehensive of investing in the genre
IANS (MID-DAY; July 24, 2012)
After experimenting with ‘Kyaa Kool Hai Hum’ back in 2005, Ekta Kapoor is bringing the naughty flavour back with ‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’ July 27. But she faced the brunt with the film’s promo itself!
The movie’s theatrical trailer had to pass through cuts to make its way as a ‘boring’ and ‘sanitised’ version to the theatres, and Ekta was clearly upset.
“We never had issues in the film’s first part. I think our society was so much cooler at that time,” Ekta, who is aware her film will get an ‘A’ certificate, told IANS.
“I think sex comedies in India have gone through a very interesting phase of ‘Delhi Belly’, through a lot of humour even in ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’, then we dealt with adult comedy in a very biopic kind of way in ‘The Dirty Picture’. Now I think we have hit a roadblock! My film doesn’t even have sexual humour. It is just an adult comedy.
In the recent past, few films like ‘Kya Kool…’, ‘Masti’, ‘Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai’, ‘Mumbai Matinee’, ‘No Entry’ and ‘Mirch’ touched the sex comedy territory. Sadly, not with stupendous success. But film historian S.M.M. Ausaja notes “this genre hasn’t moved beyond the kitschy stuff”.
“I remember Basu Chatterjee’s More >
Sayantan Dalal (DNA; July 21, 2012)Riteish Deshmukh
Actor Riteish Deshmukh is currently flying high thanks to his singing debut for his upcoming film Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum.
The actor showed that he could be quite a Jack-of-all-trades, with much ease. Though he has been able to win people over with his singing,he couldn’t impress his father, politico Vilasrao Deshmukh.
A source tells us, “Riteish was shooting for the song Hum Hain Cappuchino, the spoof on UP Bihar Loot Le. In one scene the script required him to open his lungi and throw it away. He being a professional actor, was up for the scene and did it as well. But apparently, it didn’t go down well with his father Vilasrao Deshmukh. “His father was against the entire scene. Riteish comes from a very well-reputed family. Also, his father being the ex-chief minister of the state, Riteish makes sure he doesn’t come across offensive in anyway. But he had to go ahead with the scene, because he had made a commitment while signing the film. Furthermore the script required him to take off his lungi for the particular scene. But it got his father miffed that he did the scene,” the source continues. Though the song has been released, they are not showing that particular scene involving Riteish, so far.
Sources say that the filmmaker is irritated with the spoofs on ‘Devdas’ in ‘Kya Super Kool Hain Hum’
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; July 20, 2012)
Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming comedy sequel Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum has pulled a spoof on several films. But looks like the makers have now rubbed Sanjay Leela Bhansali the wrong way with their act on Devdas. Apparently, the filmmaker is not at all amused with this antic.
A source informs us, “Ekta’s upcoming film with Tusshar Kapoor, Neha Sharma and Sarah Jane is a spoof on Bhansali with the song Dil dola re dola playing in the background. When the director learnt about it, he was not amused.
Now the same is being used in the promos of the film and Bhansali is very irritated. It is a known fact that he does not take kindly to his films being ridiculed. Earlier too he was very upset with Rohit Shetty for making fun of him and his films in the Golmaal series.”
Ekta Kapoor says, “A spoof is the best form of flattery. We’ve spoofed as many as five films including The Dirty Picture; so Devdas is no exception. And everyone knows that it’s all in light jest. I don’t think Sanjay will be upset.”
BOL BACHCHAN-COCKTAIL A SUCCESS!
What is with July that films manage to find unprecedented success? Last year, history was created when four films released in four consecutive weeks became superhits – Delhi Belly, Murder 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Singham! This year, July began with a bang with Bol Bachchan. The comic caper, besides being another feather in Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty is also the much needed hit for Abhishek Bachchan. The film has crossed 75 crores in 10 days and is all goes well, it’ll cross 100 crores!
Cocktail, meanwhile, created huge buzz prior to release and it reflected in the mindboggling opening that it got. What is important to note that the film got mixed reviews and response. Yet, viewers gave it a try because the excitement was immense. Certainly not an every-Friday-phenomenon! Also, the film didn’t have an extensive release in single screens and yet the collections are noteworthy. Saif gave out all to promote and market Agent Vinod. But sadly, it failed to click. In Cocktail, meanwhile, the promotions were slightly restrained. And it worked! Cocktail once again reaffirms the fact that the first trailer of the film can make or break the film!
With the month of Ramzan commencing in few days, the flow of biggies would be on hold. However, a number of small and medium-budget films will be making their mark at the box office like Challo Driver, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Jism 2, Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 etc! And of course, there would be Ek Tha Tiger More >