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Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; March 6, 2011)
Mumbai: Rubina Ali, who essayed the role of young Latika in Slumdog Millionaire, lost all the international awards she had won in the Garib Nagar blaze that took place on Friday night.
Rubina, now a Std III student, had to miss school on Saturday. “I lost the six trophies I had won in the fire. Thankfully, my passport was spared.” She won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Slumdog Millionaire and was also honoured at the Academy Awards. “We couldn’t save much. All her clothes, including the dress she wore at the Oscars, and jewellery are gone,’’ her father, Rafiq Qureshi added.
Both Rubina and her co-star Azharuddin were promised homes and education by filmmaker Danny Boyle. While Azhar moved into his new house in Santa Cruz, Rubina and her family were still living at Garib Nagar. Qureshi sought a home in Bandra as he had set up his business there. Niraja Mattoo of Plan India, the NGO which is funding the children’s education and homes, said, “Rubina has got a house in Bandra (West) and will be moving there by next month.”
Rubina and Azhar are not the only kids from Garib Nagar who work in films and television. Parvez Shaikh, coordinator for child artistes, had been living here for 20 years. “I got work for 25 to 30 kids in films and television serials. I managed to saved my family, but our belongings were burnt in the fire. Mera sab kuch khatam ho gaya (It’s all over for More >
By Joginder Tuteja, March 24, 2010 – 12:54 IST
The challenge Bollywood is all set to hit back. And how! A couple of years back when Season One of Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket competition kick started, not many were prepared for its might. In fact the only film which succeeded in a major way despite the onslaught of the cricket matches was Emraan Hashmi starrer Jannat. Yes, the film was well made but its success was also primarily due to the fact that this film from the house of Bhatts dealt with match fixing and betting, something which was quite contemporary at its best.
However, Bollywood pretty much realised that with matches beginning from 4 PM in the evening and wrapping up around 11 PM in the night, it was futile to bring any new releases in theatres while the tournament was on. This is the reason why in 2009 there were no biggies announced in the duration was IPL was scheduled. It was a different matter that this time period also saw the stand off between producers and multiplexes which led to a total draught of movies in theatres. However, it was quite clear that even without the strike, no filmmaker with crores riding on his project would have dared to bring it up in theatres.
Comments an insider, “Yes there was this waiting period but then it only led to double trouble. First and foremost there was no software made available to theatres which means that Bollywood wheels stopped moving for a couple of months, hence bringing the More >
- By Taran Adarsh, March 5, 2010 – 18:20 IST
he Friday witnessed the release of multiple films – ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE?, ROAD, MOVIE, ROKKK and THANKS MAA – and it was ATITHI which garnered the best opening of the lot. The film opened to a 40% to 50% response, as per initial indications. Films targeted at family audiences generally start slow, but pick up if the word of mouth is good. In this case, the reports are extremely positive and the film should show an increase on Friday evening/night, Saturday and Sunday.
ROAD, MOVIE had a dull start of 15% to 20% at select plexes, while the horror film ROKKK was slightly better at single screens, but plexes were poor.
KARTHIK CALLING KARTHIK grossed around 14 crore nett as per early estimates. The drops were big from Monday onwards and even a holiday on Monday did not help much and collections are low on 8th day which suggests big drops in week two.
TEEN PATTI was very bad with around 5.25 crore nett in week one. The film is huge loser.
MY NAME IS KHAN added around 6 crore nett as per early estimates in week three to take its three week total to 70 crore nett. The all India lifetime distributor share will be 37-38 crore. HIT
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By Taran Adarsh, March 4, 2010 – 15:57 IST
In a vital sequence from this film, the warden of the reformatory [Alok Nath] gives the street kid [Shams Patel] a bar of soap, tells him that he should have a bath pronto and should, therefore, undress in front of him. Before the street kid realises what his intentions are, the warden starts fondling with the kid’s hands. The street kid snaps, he realises that something is wrong and flees from the reformatory the same night.
In the penultimate scene, when the street kid actually traces the mother of the abandoned child, he learns a bitter truth about life. The truth shatters not just this hardened street kid by now, but also the viewer who is now an active participant in the journey of this street kid and the abandoned child.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Debutante director Irfan Kamal’s THANKS MAA is not a no-brainer Bollywood film. It is gritty, courageous, realistic and hits you like a ton of bricks!
SALAAM BOMBAY, TRAFFIC SIGNAL, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and now THANKS MAA. The lives of the under-privileged street kids continue to attract storytellers across the globe. But THANKS MAA is different because it tells the journey of a street kid who goes on a mission to reunite an abandoned kid with his mother.
Irfan Kamal’s directorial debut pricks your conscience and makes you realize that a change is a must. The film disturbs you no end, especially its shocking climax. But the fact is that you can’t turn a blind More >
Tell the Censor Board to change the ‘A’ certificate, pleads teen Shams Patel
SUBHASH K JHA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; February 11, 2010)
Shams Patel, the 13-year-old boy who won the National Award for Best Child Artiste, cannot see his award-winning film Thanks Maa because it has an ‘A’ certificate. “Will you please talk to the Censor Board,” he pleads as the film’s release date approaches. “I won’t be able to see it for the next five years. If it’s given a ‘U/A’ certificate, I can see it accompanied by my parents. But I want to go with my friends.”
He comes from a business family and because he’s a very average student, his parents were delighted that Shams took to acting. Then came the National Award. “I got the role because the director Irrfan Kamal is my Mama,” revealed Shams. “He asked me to audition. I had no acting experience. My interests are football and cricket. After I got the role I attended acting worshops under Abhay Joshi.”
The film is about a street kid named Municipality on the run from reformity who saves a two-day-old baby from becoming prey to dogs and then sets out trying to find its parents. “50 slum kids came for the workshops and I observed and copied them. It was all a new experience for me. I came away from the film a different person.” Now he’s back to school and concentrating on his studies. He loves Bollywood and is a big fan of Salman Khan. There’s nothing better he’d like to do than meet his idol. More >
RESULTS ONLY OF FEATURE FILMS
Best Feature film- Antaheen (Bengali) [Director-Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury]
Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director–A Wednesday! (Hindi) [Director-Neeraj Pandey] Best Popular Film provising wholesome Entertainment– Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (Hindi) [Director-Dibakar Banerjee] Nargis Dutt Award for Best feature Film on National Integration–Aai Kot Nai (Assamese) [Director-Bhavna Manju Borah] Best Film on Family Values–Little Zizou (English, Gujarati) [Director-Sooni Taraporevala]
Best Film on Social issues–Jogva (Marathi) [Director-Rajeev Patil]
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Protection-Jianta Bhoota (Oriya) [Director-Prashanta Nanda]
Best Children’s Film-Gubbachigalu (Kannada) [Director-Abhaya Simha]
Best Animation Film–Roadside Romeo (Hindi) [Director-Jugal Hansraj]
Best Director–Naan Kadaaul (Bala [Tamil]) Best Actor–Upendra Limaye (Jogva [Marathi]) Best Actress–Priyanka Chopra (Fashion [Hindi]) Best Supporting Actor-Arjun Rampal (Rock On!! [Hindi]) Best Supporting Actress-Kangna Ranaut (Fashion [Hindi])
Best Child Artist–Shams Patel (Thanks Maa [Hindi]) Best Male Playback Singer-Hariharan (Jeev Dangla Gungla Rangla…Jogva [Marathi]) Best Female playback Singer–Shreya Ghoshal (Pherari Mon…Antaheen [Bengali] and Jeev Dangla Gungla Rangla…Jogva (Marathi)) Best Cinematography-Avik Mukhopadhyay (Antaheen [Bengali]) Best Screenplay–Sachin Kundalkar (Gandha [Marathi]) Best Audiography–Pramod J Thomas More >
Priyanka Chopra Gets Best Actress Award For FashionBharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 24, 2010)
Bollywood won in quite a few of the important categories in the 56th National Film Awards (for 2008) that were announced on Saturday. Priyanka Chopra won the best actress award for her performance in Fashion, while Arjun Rampal was honoured with the best supporting actor award for his role in Rock On!!. Both Fashion and Rock On!! bagged one more award with Kangana Ranaut getting the best supporting actress award for the first. Rock On!!was adjudged the best Hindi film.
But it was Anirudh Roy Chowdhury’s Bengali film Antaheen that won four of the biggest awards (best film, cinematography, best lyrics and best female singer). Chowdhury gave credit to the entire team saying that after a long time a Bengali film had got so many awards. Rampal was feeling on top of the world and a sleepless Chopra was equally ecstatic. “I, too, am excited. I am someone who always does a mix of cinema and I hope to continue doing it. I was hoping but not really expecting as there were nominations from other regional films too and I was told they were really good. I am happy that Fashion has won about 15 awards till now,’’ she said.
Shams Patel won the best child artiste award for the film Thanks Maa and Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha Akbar won two awards—Neeta Lulla for costumes and for choreography. Nandita Das’s directorial debut Firaaq won the best editing and art direction More >