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And that’s what has clicked for No One Killed Jessica and Yeh Saali Zindagi at the Box Office
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 9, 2011)
Diversity in content seems to be the mantra for Bollywood in 2011. Five films that have been a total contrast to each other, but have done extremely well in their space either by garnering revenues or by basking on accolades, released in the first five weeks of the year. No One Killed Jessica, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Dhobi Ghat, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and the most recently released Yeh Saali Zindagi have all been winners in their own right.
While NOKJ smashed the jinx in B-town that women oriented films generally don’t do well at the counters, Sudhir Mishra’s YSZ with Irrfan Khan, Chitrangda Singh and Arunoday Singh has been hugely received for its quirky romantic quality with stellar performances. Trade pundit Taran Adarsh tells BT, “These are very exciting times for Bollywood. Diversity in content is certainly what the filmmakers are going for as they have began to trust that their audiences want to see good cinema and not brain dead films that they have been dishing out to them for all these years.”
He adds, “It looks like the industry is finally learning from their past mistakes and trying to undo the bloodbath of losses in 2009 and 2010. The year has began very well. NOKJ and YSZ have been films that have wowed one and all along with the other big releases. In the past we More >
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; February 2, 2011)
Ustad Nishat Khan has brought his wealth of knowledge of music to Bollywood for Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi. The melodious music is certain to touch hearts. Nishat, who has globally worked with B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana, has created interesting fusion pieces for the movie that only accentuates the feeling that Sudhir is trying to convey through his script.
Nishat, undeniably the foremost virtuoso of the sitar, tells BT, “When I was invited by Sudhir to compose for YSZ I took it up because I liked what Sudhir was trying to create. We have made some good fusion music for the film and I’m glad that the people are liking it.”
Nishat tells us that globally Bollywood music is appealing to the youth. “It is upbeat and has good melody which the youth of the world is certainly lapping it up. Bollywood music is quite a rage,” he says. Nishat is excited about his foray into Bollywood music. “It is great to get opportunities to compose different music for films that like the idea of fusion. So, I’m loving the experience,” the maestro, who has worked on jazz, flamenco and classical music adds.
The internationally renowned actor plays an obsessed lover in his next film
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 29, 2011)
Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan has patented the character of the obsessed lover. Be it Darr, Anjaam, Hum Aapke Hai Sanam and not to forget the iconic Devdas, SRK has excelled in his roles of the man who will go to any lengths for love.
Now Irrfan Khan, who is ecstatic after a personal glory — he received the Padma Shri this Republic Day — is also professionally kicked about doing the kind of role that SRK has the copyright for. Not only has Irrfan bagged an important role in the coveted Spider-Man series, the curlyhaired Mooney-eyed actor has also entered SRK’s domain !
In Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi that is releasing worldwide on February 4, Irrfan plays a man obsessed with his love. “I may not be like that in real life but I can identify with my character in YSZ,’’ says the actor, flashing a shy smile. “Actually, the thought of following the woman you love to the end of the world is very exciting.’’
Irrfan admits that when he started YSZ he was automatically drawn to the role. “Any role that borders on extremes is always a challenge,’’ says the actor who has done his share of lover-boy roles in films like Life in a Metro and Dil Kabaddi. Of course, for him Arun from YSZ is especially thrilling because “the role has no borders, one had to just obsess’’.
The object of Irrfan’s obsession in Yeh More >
BOMBAY TIMES (January 23, 2011)
Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi that’s releasing worldwide on February 4 is a fun, racy, zany thriller with its fair share of lip-locks. Yup in YSZ, Delhi boy Arunoday Singh plays a simple-minded crook called Kuldeep, whose approach to love is straightforward. He loves his girl (Aditi Rao Hydari) and he believes that the best way to shut her up every time they have a fight is to kiss her on the lips. That way there is no scope for any argument, he feels. One of his lines in the film is, “Shaadi ki thi Sridevi se, nikli Phoolan Devi.” So, driven by passion for his girl is Kuldeep, that he is ever ready to lock lips with her, be it in a rickshaw, public place, their bedroom or their kitchen. And the intensity of the kiss can’t be measured because it comes naturally to him. Sudhir Mishra, who has directed this romantic thriller, says, “I find it very odd when physicality in a romantic relationship is depicted coyly, or people seem almost apologetic about it, hurrying through it!” Arunoday and Aditi — the young lovers of Yeh Saali Zindagi — seem to know how to savour their on-screen lip-locks. They will vouch for it.