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P Pavan (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 8, 2012)
Rakht Charitra has landed Ram Gopal Varma in trouble. The filmmaker is likely to be questioned by the Andhra Pradesh detective department (CID) about the support he got from Bhanu Kiran, the prime accused in the murder of gangster Gangula Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri. According to CID sources, Bhanu confessed to having financed Rakht Charitra based on the Rayalaseema faction killings and Telugu Desam Party’s Paritala Ravi. The police had questioned the producer, C Kalyan, soon after Suri’s murder last year.
By Subhash K. Jha, May 6, 2011 – 10:33 IST
Reacting sharply to the criticism from the parents of Neeraj Grover, the slain creative head of an entertainment-company, who want Ramu to stop the filming of Not A Love Story based on their son’s savage murder, Ramu says his film is only inspired by the gruesome incident.
“How can I make a film on the actual murder? Was I there? How would I know what actually transpired? I can only re-construct the incident in my own mind and then give them my own cinematic interpretation. In any case, the matter is subjudice. So how could I be making a film on the actual case?”
Dismissing the Grover parents’ grief as an emotional outburst, Ramu rationalizes, “How can they stop my film when it isn’t their son’s story? I am interested in the psychology of the case. How could sane sensible seemingly civil law-abiding citizens behave in this way? The two people who actually plotted and carried out the murder seem most incapable of such a heinous act.”
Ramu is no stranger to films with a biographical slant. His last release Rakht Charitra raised quite a bit of heat and dust for being the exact replication of the life and times of the Andhra politician-outlaw Paritala Ravi.
But Ramu moves back even further in time to give the example of Sarkar. “Everyone assumed Mr. Bachchan was playing Bal Thackeray in the film. But when Sarkar released did anyone accuse him of playing a real-life character? My point is, every film is inspired by More >
2 years ago, there arrived a small gem of a film, 99. Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, it was a terrific roller-coaster ride and showed how one can come up with a gripping and funny tale based on a true incident. And when the director duo announced their next, Shor In The City, naturally I was waiting for it with bated breath. The film is ready since months but couldn’t release as it was touring festivals, wowing the audiences worldwide! This further upped my curiosity by many notches! Finally, Shor In The City has released and thankfully, meets all the expectations! It is quirky, engaging, completely absorbing and gives a paisa vasool time to the viewers!
The story of the movie: Tilak (Tusshar Kapoor) is newly married to Sapna (Radhika Apte) and runs an illegal book printing house alongwith his rowdy buddies Mandook (Pitobash Tripathi) and Ramesh (Nikhil Dwivedi). A routine robbery in the train results in their world going upside down. Abhay (Sendhil Ramamurthy) is an NRI who has come back to India to start a new business. As news spread that a rich NRI has arrived, the local goons (Zakir Hussain, Suresh Dubey) threaten him to pay ‘protection money’. Sawan (Sundeep Kishan) is an aspiring cricketer who wishes to get into Under 22 Mumbai Cricket Team. But he realizes that won’t be possible unless he coughs up a huge amount of money, something which he doesn’t have. On the other hand, his girlfriend Sejal (Girija Oak) is pressurizing him to act More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 25, 2011 – 11:50 IST
A major chunk of the film industry is under the misapprehension that when a film makes it to the festival circuit, it holds zilch prospects at the box-office. It isn’t for the aam aadmi; these films are sans entertainment. Tags such as offbeat and unusual are attached to it, even before the audience can give its mandate. But the perception has gradually changed with time, with more and more people getting cinema literate. These films have been successful in striking a chord with the festival crowd as well as passionate moviegoers. Most importantly, these films have quashed the notion that they aren’t commercially viable.
SHOR IN THE CITY, which won tremendous acclaim at various international festivals, takes this legacy forward. Like some striking films in the past, this one has the power to mesmerize and fascinate the festival crowd as well as those looking for an intelligent film while planning a trip to cineplexes. Yet, it is not one of those regular entertainers that we churn out with amazing regularity and which insult the intelligence of the viewer.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Get ready for a film that keeps you on the edge, but at the same time is one helluva entertaining film. As a film, SHOR IN THE CITY absorbs you into its world in no time. It is slick, has a lot of nervous energy and also has its share of fun moments. This one actually stands out in the crowd due to its unconventional plotline as More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, March 16, 2011 – 16:29 IST
Zarina Wahab was recently seen playing the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s mother in Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan. Post that she also impressed one and all in her role as Vivek Oberoi’s mother in RGV’s Rakht Charitra.
Now the veteran actress is all set to play on-screen mother to two more hunks of Bollywood, namely Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham. Zarina would be seen as Hrithik’s mother in the remake of Agneepath while she would be playing the role of John’s mother in the untitled film produced by Shrishti Arya and directed by Kapil Sharma.
Surely this talented actress has become the first choice of many filmmakers to play the role of the proverbial on-screen ‘Maa‘.
Sonakshi Sinha does not believe her 33-year age difference with Kamal Haasan will deter her from playing his wife in Tamil and Telugu director Selvaraghavan’s film
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 11, 2011)
I will be respectful but an equal on the sets with Kamal Haasan,” says Sonakshi Sinha, who is gearing up to star as Haasan’s wife, in the Tamil-Telugu director Selvaraghavan’s film.
When asked if the 33-year age difference between Haasan and her will be an obstacle, Sinha tells us, “Why should that be a problem? Once you are on the sets in front of the camera, your age should not matter.
I never felt like a child while working with Salman in Dabangg (2010) and now with Akshay in Joker. In real life, age makes no difference in a marriage.
On screen too, your biological age is of no consequence. Salman and Akshay are a lot older than me so it’s not as if I am suddenly going from teenybopper co-stars to a co-star of another generation.”
Apart from the co-stars age difference, the movie has also reportedly garnered attention for being a remake of Hollywood director Ridley Scott’s Hannibal (2001).
However, the actress quickly squashes all the rumours saying, “I don’t know where these speculations started from. No this film is a complete original. When I heard the script, I was blown away.”
Currently, Sinha is busy making all the efforts to get into character. She plans to watch Haasan’s film, Hey Ram(2000), where the actor is married to More >
BOMBAY TIMES (February 25, 2011)
Ram Gopal Varma hasn’t shelved his ambitious Department. There was much talk that the maverick filmmaker was finding a producer to roll out the movie but it seems he is on course to begin the film in June. “I am going to make the film with Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt post June,” Ramu informs. Interestingly, Sanjay and Ramu will work again after 13 years. Their last film was Daud that also had Urmila Matondkar. Rumour is that they had fallen out bitterly. The director also rubbished rumours that he is planning to settle down in the Telugu film industry and quit Mumbai. “I was here because I had to make Rakht charitra which was a story based out of Andhra Pradesh. I will now make Amma, a 3D film in Hindi and Telugu for which I will have to go to Mumbai again. I will go where my work takes me,” RGV shoots.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 28, 2011 – 09:15 IST
Best Film Dabangg Golmaal 3 Ishqiya My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti Udaan
Best Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Prakash Jha – Raajneeti Rohit Shetty – Golmaal 3 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Male Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Ranbir Kapoor -Raajneeti Rishi Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Salman Khan – Dabangg Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Vivek Oberoi – Rakht Charitra
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Female Aishwarya Rai- Bachchan – Guzaarish Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kajol – My Name Is Khan Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti Neetu Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Vidya Balan – Ishqiya
Best Break- Out Film Allah Ke Banday – Faruk Kabir / Ravi Walia Do Dooni Chaar – Habib Faizal / Arindam Chaudhuri Love Sex Aur Dhokha – Dibakar Banerjee / Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Pria Sreedharan Peepli Live – Anusha Rizvi- Mahmood Farooqui / Aamir Khan Phas Gaya Re Obama – Subhash Kapoor / Ashok Pandey Tere Bin Laden – Abhishek Sharma / Pooja Shetty Deora, Aarti Shetty Udaan – Vikramaditya Motwane / Anurag Kashyap
Most Promising Fresh Face – Male Herry Tangdi – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Omkar Das Manikpuri – Peepli Live Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Rajat Barmecha – Udaan Rajkumar Yadav – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Ranveer More >
By Satish Sundaresan, January 27, 2011 – 11:46 IST
Vivek Oberoi is one man who, today, stands tall amongst all the actors of the present generation. Vivek also happens to be the same dude who had impressed one and all with his performances in films, starting with his debut Company, which was later followed by the Saathiya, the hard-hitting Yuva, the comic Masti, political Omkara, realistic Shootout at Lokhandwala, thriller Prince and the recently released bio pic Rakht Charitra.
Amidst all of this, Vivek also happens to be one of the hot and wanted names when it comes to brand endorsements. Despite the fact that he was offered a staggering amount to endorse a liquor product recently, this Oberoi junior stuck to his guns and politely refused the same, as endorsing any liquor or tobacco products does not feature in his scheme of things.
Bollywood Hungama presents Vivek Oberoi’s exclusive images for Donear’s fashion catalogue.
Having started his career with Company, Vivek went onto do films that consolidated him in the top rung bracket of actors. When Bollywood Hungama caught up with the man himself, we touched upon an array of topics, starting with the brand itself, talking about which he said, “Donear is an excellent and fast growing brand. My association with this brand will surely help me and this brand to grow. According to me, this brand symbolizes excellence. Needless to say that, from now on, all my suits are and will be only Donear.”
A true desi at More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 22, 2011 – 12:52 IST
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Male Aditya Roy Kapur – Action Replayy & Guzaarish Ali Zafar – Tere Bin Laden Ranveer Singh – Band Baaja Baaraat Rajat Barmecha – Udaan Suriya – Rakht Charitra-2 Vikram – Raavan
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Female Barbara Mori – Kites Sandeepa Dhar – Isi Life Mein Shraddha Kapoor – Teen Patti Sonakshi Sinha – Dabangg Trisha – Khatta Meetha Zarine Khan – Veer
Breakthrough Performance – Male Arunoday Singh – Aisha Herry Tangri – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Meiyang Chang – Badmaash Company Omkar Das Manipuri – Peepli Live Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Sikander Kher – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Breakthrough Performance – Female Aditi Vasudev – Do Dooni Char Amrita Puri – Aisha Neha Chauhan – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shalini Vatsa – Peepli Live Urvashi Sharma – Khatta Meetha Vishakha Singh – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Hottest New Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Abhishek Sharma – Tere Bin Laden Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Anusha Rizvi – Peepli Live Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Punit Malhotra – I Hate Luv Storys Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan – Lahore Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Hottest New Film Aisha – Rhea Kapoor Dabangg – Arbaaz Khan Peepli Live – Kiran Rao Tees Maar Khan – Shirish Kunder, Twinkle Khanna & Kritika Lulla Tere Bin Laden – Pooja Shetty Deora Udaan – Anurag Kashyap
Standout Performance By A Music Director Amit Trivedi – Aisha Meet Brothers – Isi Life Mein & Do Dooni Char Sanjay More >