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By Taran Adarsh, February 18, 2011 – 08:35 IST
Hindi cinema is going through a major metamorphosis. Innovative ideas and fresh stories are being developed and executed by Gen X storytellers. BHEJA FRY director Sagar Ballary also tries to attempt something different from what he attempted in his maiden attempt. The humungous expectations from Ballary must’ve put tremendous pressure and responsibility on his shoulders, for sure. But before I begin to analyze KACCHA LIMBOO, let me clear the misconception about the genre of this one. It’s not a comedy, not remotely similar to BHEJA FRY, as some people would like to believe.
I couldn’t help but recall three films while watching KACCHA LIMBOO – Gulzar’s KITAAB , Ritwik Ghatak’s BARI THEKE PALIYE [Bengali; 1959] and celebrated French director François Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS aka LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS [French; 1959]. These three films had great stories to tell [of a misunderstood adolescent], but among the three, KACCHA LIMBOO bears a striking resemblance to KITAAB, which, in my opinion, ranks amongst Gulzar’s best works. However, unlike KITAAB, which remains well etched in our memory even after three decades, KACCHA LIMBOO runs out of gas after an interesting first hour.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
KACCHA LIMBOO suffers due to a sketchy screenplay, also penned by Ballary. In fact, the post-interval portions ruin the impact that was beautifully created after a fairly engrossing first hour. One would’ve More >
After kicking the butt two months ago, the actor has gifted hookahs to all his smoker friends to avoid passive smoking
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 02, 2010)
Though it’s a bit late for acting on your New Year resolutions, Neil Nitin Mukesh has finally decided to quit smoking. The actor hasn’t smoked a single cigarette for the past two months. And to avoid getting back into the habit of smoking due to peer pressure, Neil has gifted hookahs to his friends.
A friend of Neil’s reveals, “Neil wasn’t a chain smoker but was quite addicted to the habit. Recently when he realised that the levels of nicotine had increased in his blood, the actor immediately decided to quit smoking. It has been more than two months that the actor has given up the habit. Neil has so far managed to live without smoking.”Neil Nitin Mukesh
When asked about the decision to gift hookahs, the friend says, Neil has gifted hookahs to his group of friends who smoke. He has done this to refrain from passive smoking.
He bought around four or five sets of hookahs and gifted them to his close friends who are regular smokers.
This will also help his friends to give up smoking eventually and at the same time will ensure Neil doesn’t even see any cigarettes around him.”
When asked, Neil laughed and said, “Yes I have quit smoking and have bought hookahs for friends so that they don’t smoke near me.”
Do the friends get their cigarettes out the moment Neil’s gone More >