Karan Johar vs Hollywood: Who will win the race to film Amish Tripathi’s Immortals of Meluha?
Hollywood and Bollywood – the two most prominent film industries in the world have acquired rights to make the award-winning book into a film. How different will the approach of each be? Will KJo add naach-gaana? Will the Americans ace it with technology? We try and figure this one out…
Karan Johar expressed his eagerness to make a film on Amish Tripathi’s bestselling novel Immortals of Meluha a couple of years ago. He bought the Bollywood adaptation rights for the book based on Lord Shiva, but the ace Indian filmmaker has yet not started working on it, even after calling it his ‘most ambitious project’ yet. We wonder why… Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan to go underwater for Happy New Year!
There is hardly anything that King Khan cannot do. From being a superhero to aceing it as a super-villain, SRK has done it all. And with Farah Khan’s next film, he is going one step further…err..deeper
Shooting underwater is daunting task, but Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar did it with great ease in their films Talaash and Blue respectively. And now Shahrukh Khan is following suit. Click here to read more
Boss director Anthony D’Souza thanks Akshay Kumar for his support!
D’Souza is all set to make an aerial adventure film next
Blue director Anthony D’Souza would have gone into oblivion had it not been for Akshay Kumar’s support. Now he marvels at the response to his new film Boss, and he is planning an aerial adventure drama. Click here to read more
Boss box office: Akshay Kumar’s action flick rules single screens
While Akki’s last outing Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara failed to get cash registers ringing at the box office, his latest action flick Boss has got a good start
After Blue (2009), director Anthony D’Souza and Akshay Kumar have come together for the second time with Boss. And this time the duo has managed to pull crowd in the theatres. Click here to read more
Trade Buzz: Will Akshay Kumar’s latest action avatar work at the box office?
The Khiladi of Bollywood is back to doing what he does best – action. While Akki’s last gangster flick Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara failed to get cash registers ringing, Boss looks like a typical massy entertainer. But will it help Akshay?
Directed by Anthony D’Souza, Boss stars Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Ronit Roy, Danny Danzongpa, Shiv Pandit and Aditi Rao Hydari. Anthony and Akshay came together in 2009 for Blue, but the film failed to impress audiences and critics alike. Click here to read more
Warning 3D movie review: Stay away from this film!
The underwater thriller generates more laughs than thrills!
Film: Warning; Cast: Santosh Barmola, Suzana Rodrigues, Varun Sharma, Manjari Phadnis, Jitin Gulati, Sumit Suri and Madhurima Tulii; Director: Gurmmeet Singh
Water waste of time! Slasher movies work best on terra-firma where girls in a state of disrobed desperation make a dash for safety. Alas, here the characters have nowhere to run to. Neither do we. Click here to read more
Boss music review: Been there, heard that!
Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Chirantan Bhatt, PA Deepak
Lyrics: Kumaar, Manoj Yadav, Sahil Kaushal-Lill Gollu
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Arijeet Singh, Sanjay Misra, Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Vishal Dadlani, Sonu Kakkar, Khushboo Grewal, Neeti Mohan, Nikhil D’souza
Not so in distant past, Akshay Kumar movies had melodious songs that found a place in the playlists long after the movie was removed from the theatres. The number of such songs is dwindling fast with each release that hits the silver screen. Just like story, action and comedy, the music too in his movies is getting repetitive. Click here to read more
Revealed: Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s inspiration!
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Jab Tak Hai Jaan yet and are planning to watch it, look away now! The source from where the movie’s central plot point is inspired is going to be revealed here
Picture this. A man and a woman are in the throes of a passionate affair when, suddenly, the man has a near-fatal accident. He survives but is puzzled when his lover is nowhere to be seen. She’s disappeared. Eventually, he finds out that when she thought he was going to die, she made a promise to God not to see him again if He allowed him to live.
If you think this is a reference to the Shahrukh Khan-Katrina Kaif track in Yash Chopra’s swansong Jab Tak Hai Jaan, then you are correct. However, this, like many such instances in Bollywood, is not original. Click here to read more
‘RA.One’ third Indian film to cross Rs 100 crore mark
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has left no stone unturned to make his dream project RA.One a success and at Rs 150 crore it is the third Indian film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark. “It is possible that this film is the third big-budget movie,” said film historian, SMM Ausaja. Akshay Kumar’s 2009 movie Blue was the first film which was made on a mega budget of Rs 129 crore, while Rajinikanth’s blockbuster Endhiran (2010) was made at Rs 190 crore and tops the list. Shahrukh has traveled length and breadth of the country to promote his film. He went on an eight-city tour for the film’s promotions and collaborated with 25 brands. If reports are to be believed, Shahrukh has spent about Rs 52 crore on marketing through tie ups. Other Bollywood big tickets have been under Rs 100 crore. Aamir Khan’s Ghajini cost Rs 65 crore, while Kareena Kapoor starrer Kambakkht Ishq and Harman Baweja’s Love Story 2050 were made at Rs 60 crore. Epic films like Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai starrer Jodha Akbar, Shah Rukh’s Devdas and sci-fi film Krrish were made within Rs 50 crore.
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Holi special feature: Is Imran Khan as cool as ‘blue’?
We take a look at how the fifth colour that forms a rainbow – blue – is depicted on the big screen
In the spirit of Holi – the festival of colours – we bring you our interpretations of how various shades and hues are represented in Bollywood. Take blue, for instance. When you think of or see the light blue colour in a rainbow, things that come to mind instantly are calm blue waters or a clear blue sky; someone’s cool personality, or a summery blue dress. The colour makes us go into a relaxation state of mind, soothing our nerves. It makes us think of exotic beaches, or the early morning walk. Let’s take a look at how light blue reminds us of a film, or a star, or mood or element in a Bollywood film in recent times. Click here to read more
Akshay Kumar: I would always find a way to take risks
Despite being part of two back-to-back commercial hits, the Rowdy Rathore actor will not stick to doing just masala potboilers
After a dry spell that lasted many years, finally Akshay Kumar is back in business, delivering two of the biggest money-spinners of the year – Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore. Click here to read more
Sushant Singh: Rajinikanth is beyond everybody
A specialist in character roles, Sushant Singh talks about how Durga Narayan Chaudhary (Jungle) and Pakiya (Satya) are as important and impactful as any larger-than-life mainstream hero
Having spent almost a decade in the film industry, Sushant Singh – the actor who came into the limelight after playing a vile villain in Ram Gopal Varma’s Jungle – is pretty clear about his position. Emphasising the fact that character roles are as important as main leads, the actor believes that a movie is incomplete and lusterless without strong and well-etched-out characters. Singh may not be in the topmost league or part of the starry clique, but after talking to him you realise that he’s more than content this way, ‘coz it’s not the Kapoors and Kumars who inspire him. He instead draws motivation from people like Om Puri and Naseerudin Shah – the kings of parallel cinema. We get into a freewheeling chat with Singh, who will soon make an appearance in Samir Karnik’s Chaar Din Ki Chandni, and get to know more about the actor… Click here to read more
The hottest buzz-phrase these days: Kolaveri di or Ooh la la?
Can’t find the right words for that moment of incoherence? Here are the hottest buzzwords to your rescue – popular songs starring Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and now Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush offer some choice phrases that will help you express your feelings in true filmi ishtyle…
Songs around us are buzzing with expressions, some of which sneak into our daily lives. You hear them on television, read them in print and before you know it, start using them in conversation! While some lyrics borrow words from our everyday language, there have been times when we’ve taken words from songs. Words that didn’t exist before came into being and some that we knew already have found a new meaning. So, here’s your vocab update on buzzwords… Click here to read more
DIWALI SPECIAL FEATURE: Bollywood’s biggest gambles
There is a lot of money at stake during the Diwali season. Gambling is considered a way to honour the goddess Lakshmi, and filmilog in Bollywood also play some of the biggest games of chance during this time.
Shahrukh Khan releasing his ambitious superhero film RA.One is not as big a gamble as Hema Malini and Himesh Reshammiya simultaneously releasing their films, Tell Me O Kkhuda and Damadamm, respectively, but the two smaller movies will play off against the ginormous one – a great risk in itself. Click here to read more