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After Ahmedabad, it’s the Goa police who have appreciated Rohit Shetty’s film
Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; September 17, 2011)
Rohit Shetty’s Singham, which is a huge hit, is drawing accolades not just from the masses but also from cops all over India. Recently, the Director General of Police in Goa had a screening for 900 cops all over the state and all of them loved the film.
The director got a call from his line producer in Goa, who told him the DGP Aditya Arya wanted to host a show for the Goa police. After the show got over, Rohit got a call from Arya. The DGP had called the director personally to thank him for making such a film on them and added that at last someone had made a good film on the police force and shown them in the right light.
For Rohit it was a big honour. He has shot five films before Singham, but no where has any film of his got Rohit so much reaction, love and respect.
Shetty says, “Singham has got me huge love and respect! Mr Arya told me, ‘I want to thank you on behalf of the entire police force. You have actually shown cops as heroes and thus helped in motivating the police a lot’.”
Earlier too the director has had quite a few emotional moments when airport cops have come to him and said, ‘Hamne Singham dekha and thank you for making such a film’. Rohit says he hadn’t expected this kind of positive reaction from the police and the audience when he made Singham.
On his favourite scene from the blockbuster film, Rohit says, “The scene with Ashok More >
Rohit Shetty, who has a hit record, talks about Singham that hits the screen this Friday
Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; July 20, 2011)
Rohit Shetty doesn’t believe in formula. While he has given four hits in a row with the comedy series Golmaal and All The Best, for his next film Singham, which releases on Friday, Rohit has chosen a hardcore action entertainer. A brief chat with the director:
Why an action film? It’s not guaranteed that all my comedies will be hits. I didn’t want to change my genre only when something was not working. I had to ask myself if I was taking my audiencs for granted by giving them only comedy films. Singham happened by chance. Reliance approached me to do a film with them and the meeting ended with them giving me the DVD of their co-production, a Tamil film called Singham. I saw it and decided to make it in Hindi. I was to do a film with Reliance in 2013 but I called and told them I was making it in 2011. They were stunned!
What did you like about the script? I knew that whenever I make an action film it would be a hardcore Indian one rather than the slick, James Bond kind. The hero-villain drama has been missing for a long time from our films. That I found in Singham. I narrated the story to Ajay and by evening he said, ‘Let’s go ahead.’ Though it’s a Tamil remake, our version has been adapted and rewritten quite a bit. At least 70 per cent of the film is different.
Why Ajay? Bajirao Singham is an honest, straight and a upright cop. Ajay is one More >
By Joginder Tuteja, June 13, 2011 – 11:20 IST
If things really go as per plans for Ajay Devgn, he would be enjoying a dream run this July when his Singham releases. Such loud has been the roar of his rustic action flick that there is no film daring to release for as many as three weeks after Singham, hence giving it a free run.
“When release date of 22nd July was announced for Singham, quite a few filmmakers were wary there and then and preferred to bring their films to a later date. However, one would have never imagined that leave aside getting into a heads-on clash, no film wanted to come even a week or two after Singham. This is unprecedented”, says an industry insider.
There was Mausam which was willing to take up the challenge though. However, just a few days back even this Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starrer decided to move away from the competition. Though the official reason stated is some additional time that the film requires for post production, the fact remains that for Singham it is a zero competition zone now.
“When biggies like Mausam deciding to stay away, what can be expected from the small films”, says a producer on condition of anonymity, “No one would want to come close to an action masala film these days, especially after Dabangg, Yamla Pagla Deewana and now Ready garnering such fabulous response. Everyone wants to protect their interest and the best way out is to stay away.”
He could well be right. After all the kind of More >