Posts Tagged ‘Movies’
Posted in Cultural, Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Movies, Punjab, Relation, Society, tagged Aditya Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Culture, Entertainment, Film Review, Ghajini, Humor, Life, Marriage, Movies, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Relationships, Shahrukh Khan on 13 December 2008 | 8 Comments »
It is a Rs 22 crore movie. Expectations were high for other reasons. One, it was Aditya Chopra’s comeback after eight years of Mohabattein and thirteen years of Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge . Well, that does not come as a surprise. After giving a hit like (DDLJ), one is virtually competing against oneself! Not sure if there is a follow up formula to the ‘love’ formula.
Two, it is a Shahrukh Khan movie. He did have sole responsibility in holding the storyline. In fact it is two Sharukh Khan movies in ONE.
Set in Amritsar around the Golden Temple, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, touches everything that is normal, everything that is way of life in ordinary people’s lives, nothing that you do not know or have not seen in your everyday lives. In fact at times it feels that it has been shot close to home.
The movie starts off on a very old and beaten road- groom does not show up, father finds the first possible match for his daughter from the crowd assembled for the ‘other’ wedding. There starts the one sided love affair, the life of a mismatched couple Surinder Sahni (Shahrukh Khan) and Taani (Anushka Sharma).
Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Ambani have come together to form a new film production company. This deal is worth Rs. 1500 Crore. The deal includes film production, television series, reality shows, Internet and mobile content besides live shows. Reliance Big Entertainment will be taking care of the managerial aspects of the projects in the deal while the four Bachchans will be looking after the creative side.
Says Big B,”Yes, we are coming together in a JV to be partners in creating international property, sharing profits and assessing rights in perpetuity. The venture will be a separate entity and not AB Corp though AB Corp will provide assistance in creatives and execution.”
The leading bollywood directors who will be at the helm of the first films coming out of the joint venture have also been decided. The director of the hit film ‘Bluffmaster’, Rohan Sippy is to make a film with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role. Film maker Chadrprakash Dwivedi who directed ‘Chanakya’ will be making a movie with Amitabh Bachchan.
Posted in Cultural, Dance and Drama, Entertainment, Fiction, From Headlines, From the Past, General, Indian History, Movies, News and Views, Stories and Experiences, tagged Albert Roussel, Art, Ballet, Brazil, Culture, Devdas, France, French, French Music, History, India, Italy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Media, Movies, Music, News, Opera, Padmavati, Paris, Ranbir, Saawariya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sonam Kapoor, Standing Ovation, Theatre du Chatelet on 18 March 2008 | 1 Comment »
Sanjay Leela Bhansali of Devdas fame got standing ovation at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Not for another Bollywood movie, but for an opera-ballet titled Padmavati: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s adaptation of the 1923 opera-ballet by Albert Roussel, one of the greatest yet least understood masters of twentieth-century French music.
Posted in Chennai, General, Movies, News and Views, tagged Biography, Chennai, Cho S Ramaswamy, Dr, Gayathri Srikanth, Movies, News, Rajnikanth, Soundarya Rajnikanth, Taj Connemera, The Name is Rajnikanth on 6 March 2008 | 23 Comments »
Here is an excerpt of an interview with an ophthalmologist Dr Gayathri Srikanth, author of yet another biography on
superstar megastar Rajnikanth. This one is called, ‘The Name is Rajnikanth’.
Why did you zero in on Rajnikanth and not Kamal Haasan for your first book?
I felt he was the obvious choice because he was the superstar, and the hype surrounding Sivaji was so immense. When I searched for him on the Internet, I found out that he grew up motherless as a child, and had a very bad childhood. Later on, he had to work as a coolie, then a bus conductor and lastly became the superstar. I found the stories had so many gaps. But I thought the rags-to-riches story of Rajni was very fascinating. So, I decided to write a biography on Rajnikanth and started my work in March 2007.
Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Movies, News and Views, tagged Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Culture, Entertainment, History, Hrithik Roshan, Jodhaa Akbar, Movies on 17 February 2008 | Leave a Comment »
Jodha Akbar, with cost estimated at Rs. 400 million and featuring country’s two biggest stars, was finally premiered all over India this Friday. Its release was postponed twice. However, it did not see acceptance for release from the very state this historic tale is based on: Rajasthan. It was banned from screening in the scheduled 30 cinema halls in Rajasthan, nine of which are in the pink city.