Zakir Hussain News
#LifeIsMusic’s Sanchit Mhatre is following the footsteps of his mentor, Taufiq Qureshi
The young musical protege speaks about how music changed his life…
Wake up at 5.30 am, leave home in Dadar to get to the engineering college in Panvel in time. Leave college at 5 pm, get home by 7 pm and get down to working on assignments and preparing for tests and exams. Click here to read more
#LifeIsMusic’s Sarang Kulkarni is holding on to the lineage of Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
Sarang Kulkarni, the 24 year-old great grandson of one of the first few disciples of Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, who founded the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in 1901, lives with his father Pandit Rajan Kulkarni in Pune and much like the three generations before him plays the Sarod.
A contestant on #LifeIsMusic, his dedication towards the instrument, the skills he possesses and his maturity in thought reinforces the faith that Hindustani Classical music is in good hands. Excerpts from an interview; Click here to read more
Music maestro Taufiq Qureshi reminisces about his father, the legendary Ustad Allah Rakha Khan
Tabla maestro’s youngest son speaks about learning music from his father…
The youngest son of the house, Taufiq Qureshi had music of the Ustads playing in his ears since the time he entered his humble home in Dargah Mohalla, behind the Makhdoom Ali Mahimi Shah Baba Dargah, as a 6-day-old. At almost any given point in the day, the sound of the tabla would echo in the corridors and rooms of the home. Click here to read more
Chaarfutiya Chhokare quick movie review: Soha Ali Khan gives a mature performance
The Manish Harishanker directorial is an intense and meaningful experience
Written and directed by Manish Harishankar, Chaarfutiya Chhokare starring Soha Ali Khan, Seema Biswas, Zakir Hussain and Mukesh Tiwari is a social thriller. The movie dealing with the subject of child trafficking, will hit the theatres on 26 September. Click here to read more
Singham Returns Review: Ajay Devgn’s earnest performance saves Rohit Shetty’s film!
Though the film is slick and technically flawless, its the lack of novelty in the story line which pulls it down
What’s it about: The story revolves around Ajay Devgn aka Bajirao Singham, a no-nonsense cop in Mumbai police, who faces an ordeal when his constable is found dead with an ambulance filled with crores of money. Meanwhile his mentor Guruji, played by Anupam Kher, a party leader, decides to back the candidature of young deserving candidates. Irked by this decision from Guruji, alliance party leader Zakir Hussain and evil godman Amol Gupte hatch a plot to assassinate Anupam Kher. Will Singham find the murders of the constable and foil the plan of the baddies to kill Guruji? Click here to read more
Anurag Kashyap: I have no idea what response Yudh is receiving!
The filmmaker has stopped reading newspapers and connecting to social media
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, one of the creative directors of Sony TV’s finite series Yudh starring Amitabh Bachchan, is so busy in the editing room that he is oblivious to the response to the show. Click here to read more
Movies to watch this week: Holiday-A Soldier Is Never Off Duty and Filmistaan
This week the Akshay-Sonakshi thriller will clash with the National Film award winner
Holiday-A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
Director: AR Murugadoss
Star cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda, Sumeet Raghavan, Freddy Daruwala, Gireesh Sahedev, Zakir Hussain, Vijay (Special appearance)
Synopsis: Akshay Kumar is an officer in the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) Click here to read more
Goggle doodle salutes Ustad Alla Rakha!
The Indian tabla maestro makes his mighty presence felt on Google doodle on the eve of his 95th birth anniversary!
We were pleasantly surprised to see the caricature of the maestro Ustad Alla Rakha on Google! Those who googled today will know what are we talking about. The search engine giant celebrated the 95th birth anniversary of the legend with a doodle dedicated to him. Click here to read more
Revolver Rani movie review: Kangana Ranaut as the feisty and wacky Alka Singh totally rocks!
The Queen actor’s Revolver Rani has hit the theatres and we must say, Kangs has done it again. A charged up politician-gangster with a warm heart, Kangana’s performance is mind-boggling
Kangana Ranaut’s much awaited quirky black comedy Revolver Rani directed by Sai Kabir released today. Set against the backdrop of Chambal valley, a region known for dacoits, the film is full of guns, goons and bloodshed which isn’t gruesome, funnily. To tell the truth, the film’s plot isn’t extraordinarily unique, but Kangana saves this film. Her screen presence is so strong that we can proudly say, this curly-haired babe needs no backing from any Khan to make a film a hit! Click here to read more
Hello magazine January 2013 issue: Madhuri Dixit steals the show from Priyanka Chopra
The film mag chose to have multiple stars on its cover this month. And while PC looks like a million bucks, Madhuri gives some serious competition to the younger stars with that 100 Watt smile
The cover of Hello magazine’s January issues features tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Anushka Sharma, Sridevi, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, but in the inside pages, we have other hot and happening stars. While Madhuri Dixit sits back lazily on a chair, we wonder if anybody else could have done justice to that sensual expression. The sequined bodice, the way she’s carrying herself – everything looks so graceful. Click here to read more
SHABRI Review: Killer performances in a deadly directorial debut
Kudos to Eesha Koppikhar, gleefully sinking her teeth into the grim and meaty role of Mumbai’s first female gangster, Shabri
There have been enough films made about gangsters over the years, but Lalit Marathe’s directorial debut, Shabri, manages to make a mark as one of Bollywood’s most authentic in the genre, reminiscent in parts of Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya and Mahesh Manjrekar’s Vaastav. Though it has been lying in the cans for almost five years now, it still has a freshness, because it looks shockingly real. Click here to read more