Govinda to come back with Pahlaj Nihalani’s ‘Avatar’
The ‘No. 1’ actor, who has been out of the big leagues for a long time, will be seen in a new avatar in the producer-mentor’s directorial debut
As young actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan take over the reins in Bollywood, the older generation is slowly fading into nonentity-hood. Govinda, who was very popular in the 90s, has found that over the years his loud clothes and slapstick humour don’t find many takers. Each time he teamed up with David Dhawan, the film would be a superhit; unfortunately, Dhawan’s last film, the inane Rascals, bombed at the BO. Click here to read more
Salman Khan, Govinda’s ‘Partner 2’ shelved
Govinda’s return to Bollywood was marked by David Dhawan’s Partner in 2007, which went on to become a blockbuster. Since then talks of a sequel have been rife
Salman Khan, Govinda and director David Dhawan were initially very keen to follow up the hit film with a sequel bound by a much better script. But according to the latest buzz, the whole idea of the sequel has been dropped. Click here to read more
Kim Sharma quits Bollywood, finally!
After a string of really bad films, Kim Sharma finally takes the bold step and quits Bollywood for good
Kudos to Mohabattein actor Kim Sharma for unabashedly accepting that she never had a successful career in the Hindi film industry. The actor who began her Bollywood ride with the YRF project never saw a blockbuster film in her entire career. Click here to read more
LOOT Movie Review: Downhill all the way
Govinda’s film is a painful reminder of the collapse of the comic caper in Bollywood, but it’s still better than Rascals
There is a don (oh, there are many of them peeping out of every nook and cranny of this abominable comedy) played by Prem Chopra who loves Meena Kumari and Pakeezah. Sighing loudly he tells another don, played with lipsmacking relish by Mahesh Manjrekar, ‘They don’t make heroines like Meena Kumari any more. She was someone you wanted to marry. Nowadays the heroines are good for only one thing’. That is just about the most subtle dialogue you will get to hear in this in-your-face farce where three small-time wastrels – Govinda, Jaffrey and Mahaakshay, and a scowling goon Suniel Shetty – take off to Pattaya. What follows is a fiesta of fatuous gags and dialogues including of course, bad puns on ‘pattaya’ and ‘guard’. Wouldn’t miss out on that.
Loot looks like an unfinished product from a group of actors and technicians who lost their way in transit. This one should have ideally remained in the cans. Just why Suniel invested into this piece of filmed garbage is anyone’s guess. Click here to read more
B-towners are swearing like never before – is Aamir Khan to blame?
The perfectionist Khan was touted as the game changer after his film Delhi Belly got away with linguistic murder, leading the way for other films like Shahrukh Khan’s RA.One to elude the Censor Board’s vigilant eyes
The Censor Board has always been blamed for being partial towards films that starred the Khans or were were made by influential production houses like Yash Raj Films. This means that some of what is normally not looked on favourably by the pundits of correctness is allowed to go through to the big screen, without any watchdogs watching out for it. Click here to read more