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: The overseas collection of P.K. is 85.5 crores
: THE SHAUKEENS - 35cr Nett - (Lifetime)
: KILL DILL - 35cr Nett - (Lifetime)
: HAPPY ENDING - 23cr Nett -(2 Week)
: UNGLI - 20cr Nett - (week 1)
: HappyNewYear - Hindi + Telugu + Tamil: Fri 44.97 cr, Sat 31.60 cr, Sun 32.29 cr. Grand total: ₹ 108.86 cr. Source: Red Chillies Ent.

Ugly Movie Review

Ugly Movie Review

        A 10-year-girl, left alone in a car in a busy Mumbai neighbourhood, disappears. Her actor-father and his casting agent-friend go to a nearby police station to lodge a... Read more

Action Jackson : IFI Review

Action Jackson : IFI Review

When a reviewer is confronted with a Bollywood star vehicle as spectacularly vacuous as Action Jackson, the usual tendency is to go a touch easy with the potshots.  In... Read more

Rang Rasiya

Rang Rasiya

Art-centric biopics are a rarity in Hindi cinema. There isn't anything of significance, therefore, that Rang Rasiya can be measured against. Just as well. This remarkable film is... Read more

The Shaukeens

The Shaukeens

But for the refreshingly self-deprecating humour that co-producer and cast member Akshay Kumar directs at himself and his acting career all through the film, The Shaukeens would have... Read more

'Haider' : IFI REVIEW (****)

'Haider' : IFI REVIEW (****)

'Haider' U/A; Drama Director: Vishal Bharadwaj Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan  Rejoice. The sensitive storyteller is back in his element. After two memorable films (Maqbool and Omkara),... Read more

Daawat-e-Ishq

Daawat-e-Ishq

More masala-heavy bhelpuri than saffron-tinged biryani, Daawat-e-Ishq is a smorgasbord of conflicting genres that do not mix particularly well. The film kicks off in the manner of a social... Read more

Desi Kattey : IFI REVIEW ( ***)

Desi Kattey : IFI REVIEW ( ***)

Two child actors, both performing very badly, grow up to be adult actors, one of whom turns out as a decent actor. As for the other, a crash... Read more

Raja Natwarlal : **

Raja Natwarlal : **

Cast:Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Paresh Rawal  Director: Kunal Deshmukh    SPOILERS ALERT   An overreaching conman bites off more than he can chew, digs a mammoth hole for himself in the bargain, and... Read more

Entertainment : ( IFI RATING : - **** )

Entertainment : ( IFI RATING : - **** )

An interesting news-piece highlighted the fact that an increasing number of pet owners are providing provisions for their pets in their wills. The write-up focused on some of... Read more

When Amitabh Bachchan personally called up every guest for I…

When Amitabh Bachchan personally called up every guest for Ilayaraja's function

The event this week to commemorate Ilayaraja's completion of a 1000 movie scores was personally supervised by Amitabh Bachchan. That is how we saw Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, with... Read more

Raveena Tandon walks out of Bombay Velvet

Raveena Tandon walks out of Bombay Velvet

Anurag Kashyap's magnum opus Bombay Velvet is caught up in a fix yet again. After being postponed twice, the film receives yet another setback after one of the... Read more

Deepika Padukone to endorse Nike?

Deepika Padukone to endorse Nike?

If you thought that the gorgeous Deepika Padukone has 'been there, done that' in Bollywood films so far, then let us tell you that what you have seen... Read more


Roy.

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Hawaizaada.

30 jan 2015

Khamoshiyan.

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Dolly ki doli.

23 jan 2015

Baby .

23 jan 2015

Alone.

16 jan 2015

Tevar.

09 jan 2015

Take It Easy(2015).

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Dev Anand: An actor in tune with life, songs and dialogue

Dev Anand: An actor in tune with life, songs and dialogue

  It is arguable that Hindi cinema has lost, with Dev Anand's death, its last remaining icon of a certain charming foppery. The other one, Shammi Kapoor, of jumping-jack yodelling, came much later. The original one was Dev. The jokes might abound now (one is about Bengalis expressing amazement that he was not Debanando), but the sheer outpouring of wistfulness about the bygone era Dev represented, as well genuine best wishes for the hereafter, makes it clear that Dev Anand held a special place in the hearts of several generations of Hindi cinema lovers.Dev Anand Is Something Of A Bollywood Institution. His Romantic Persona, Dialogue Delivery, Song Picturizations And Mannerisms Are Legend, And For Generations Of Filmgoers He Has Remained Hindi Cinema... Read more

'Meena Kumari' missed 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'

 'Meena Kumari'  missed 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'

  It is considered one of the most brilliant portrayals in Hindi cinema by any actress but not many know that Meena Kumari nearly missed playing the lead role of 'Chhoti Bahu' in Guru Dutt's " Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam". Dutt wanted to make a commercial film and decided to adapt Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and when it came to casting, he thought only Kumari could do justice to Chhoti Bahu.  "And do you know she nearly missed it? Guru Dutt sent word that he would be interested in hiring my heroine. Was she available?  The answer from Rembrandt (the house she shared with husband Kamal Amrohi) was no, she had her hands full with pending commitments," writes veteran journalist Vinod Mehta in "Meena... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: We present Zeenat Aman

From the Archive of IFI: We present Zeenat Aman

    Zeenat Aman was born on 19th November 1951, to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father. Her father Amanullah was one of the writers of the classic, period film "Mughal-e-Azam". She was the only child of her parents and witnessed heartbreak at a very young age, when her parents got divorced. Tragedy further struck her at the age of thirteen, when her father passed away, leaving a void in her life. Zeenat attended Saint Xavier's school in Bombay during her schooling days and graduated from there. Zeenat Aman began her film career in 1971, with a small role in O. P. Ralhan's movie ‘Hulchul’. Thereafter, she was seen in Hungama (1971), starring singer Kishore Kumar. None of the films proved to... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: Nutan - one of the finest actress

From the Archive of IFI: Nutan - one of the finest actress

    Nutan was one of the finest actresses known to Bollywood ever. The lady who dominated the Indian silver screen in the 1950s and 1960s, was an actress without par. Her enigmatic screen presence and eyes that betrayed every single emotion took her to the height of cinematic success. It is said that Nutan was a thinking actresses, who could convey the worth of several words through a look or fleeting glance. She never required expansive dialogues or loud histrionics to express emotions. Till date, Nutan remains the actress who has won the maximum number of Filmfare awards.       Read more

From the Archive of IFI : We bring you an exclusive interview of Legendary writers Salim-Javed (1977)

From the Archive of IFI : We bring you an exclusive interview of Legendary writers Salim-Javed (1977)

    SALIM-JAVED Recently, there have been certain allegations against you in some fan mags. How do you react to them? For example, Mr. Manmohan Desai. We pity and feel sorry for them. It seems that these people had no good grooming or had no chance to learn a bit of culture. Otherwise, they would not have used such uncultured and uncouth language for one of their colleagues of the industry. So, we smile it off. Where our profession is concerned, we never wanted to work with Manmohan Desai. It was he who called us to write dialogue for ROTI as he wanted to remove Akhtar-ul-Iman from the scene. To change a reputed writer like Akhtar-ul-Iman for Salim-Javed, wasn’t this an un­professional act? And in the... Read more

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Writer RAJINDER SINGH BEDI (1977)

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Writer  RAJINDER SINGH BEDI (1977)

  RAJINDER SINGH BEDI Dialogue has always been an important aspect of films. What principles do you apply while penning dialogue for films? – Dialogues do constitute an important point of filmmaking. And in order to shape them better, they should be simpler because simple dialogues are more effective, inter­est­­ing and more appealing. Simple language in dialogue appeals to your heart. For how many films have you written dialogues? – Starting from D.D. Kashyap’s BARI BAHEN in 1948, I have been a dialogue-writer in about 80 films. Among them, I count DAAG, MIRZA GHALIB, MADHUMATI, DEVDAS as my remarkable films. For Hrishi­kesh Mukherji’s films, I have done this job in about 10 films, till his ABHIMAAN. So, you started your career as a dialogue-writer? – Yes, but... Read more

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Director , Producer Mohan segal(1977)

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Director , Producer  Mohan segal(1977)

  Mohan segal Mohanji, We have heard that this is your silver jubilee year? – Actually, 1977 marks the silver jubilee of my career as a director. I have not completed 25 years in film direction, but I have just stepped into my 25th year this year (1977) like a film entering its silver jubilee week. I started with AULAD, produced by Kul­dip Sehgal. This film mounted the sets in March 1953 and was relea­sed in 1954. It proved a very good beginning for my career as it went on to celebrate silver jubilee at Bombay’s Opera House. And those were the days of genuine jubilees. AULAD star­red Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Usha Kiron, Lalita Kumari and Radha­krishan. This film, which was based... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: Response Of Mughal-e-Azam..... In 1960

From the Archive of IFI: Response Of Mughal-e-Azam..... In 1960

    Guys Check This Booking Response Of Mughal-e-Azam..... In 1960 The day before the film's bookings opened, a reported crowd of 100,000 had gathered outside the Maratha Mandir to buy tickets. The tickets, the most expensive for a Bollywood film at that time, were dockets containing text, photographs and trivia about the film, and are now considered collector's items. Bookings witnessed major chaos and rioting, to the extent that police intervention was required. It was reported that people would wait in queues for four to five days, and would be supplied food from home through their family members. Subsequently, the Maratha Mandir closed the bookings for three weeks.. Read more

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you......... DEV ANAND, FOREVER YOUNG

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you......... DEV ANAND,  FOREVER YOUNG

  After completing BA degree in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore (then in British India, now in Pakistan),Dev Anand left his hometown for Bombay in the early 1940s. He began his career in the military censor's office at Churchgate, for a monthly salary of Rs. 165. Later he joined as a clerk in an accountancy firm for a salary of Rs. 85.He joined his older brother, Chetan, as a member of the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA).Dev Anand aspired to become a performer after seeing Ashok Kumar's performance in films like Achhut Kanya and Kismat. In the late 1940s, Anand was offered a few roles starring as the male lead opposite singer-actress Suraiya in woman-oriented films. He considered himself to... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you…. SURAIYA, THE FIRST MELODY QUEEN

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you…. SURAIYA, THE FIRST MELODY QUEEN

  Suraiya was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, (which is in Pakistan), and was the only child of her parents. She was not formally trained in music; yet she went on to become a successful singing actress. Music director Naushad once heard Suraiya's voice on All India Radio while she sang for a children's program, and chose her to sing as a 13 year old for Mehtaab in Kardar's film Sharda(1942). He was Suraiya’s mentor and she sang some of the best songs of her career under his baton. Later he gave hits after hits when Suraiya became full fledged singing star in Anmol Ghadi (1946), Dard (1947), Dillagi (1949) and Dastaan (1950). Naushad composed approximately 51 songs for Suraiya, coming at 2nd... Read more

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When Amitabh Bachchan personally called up every guest for Ilayaraja's function

When Amitabh Bachchan personally called up every guest for Ilayaraja's function

The event this week to commemorate Ilayaraja's completion of a 1000 movie scores was personally supervised by Amitabh Bachchan. That is how we saw Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, with Sridevi thrown in, on the same platform. Apparently, the two Tamil superstars were hesitant to share the same platform. "Even for Ilayaraja whom both Rajniji and Kamalji revere, they were not willing to come together on the same platform to honour him," says an insider. It was a call to each from Amitabh Bachchan that did the trick. Says the insider, "Bachchan Saab rang up Rajniji... Read more

Raveena Tandon walks out of Bombay Velvet

Raveena Tandon walks out of Bombay Velvet

Anurag Kashyap's magnum opus Bombay Velvet is caught up in a fix yet again. After being postponed twice, the film receives yet another setback after one of the prominent member of the cast, Raveena Tandon has called it quits. The actress has decided to walk out of the film owing to the constant changes that has been happening in the script of the film. Bombay Velvet which was initially slated for a release in 2014 has been postponed for more than six months to May 2015. While the makers have always... Read more

Deepika Padukone to endorse Nike?

Deepika Padukone to endorse Nike?

If you thought that the gorgeous Deepika Padukone has 'been there, done that' in Bollywood films so far, then let us tell you that what you have seen is just half of what this stunner is all about. With the kind of the film release line up that she has, it's indeed no brainer to ask as to who the front runner will be at the awards functions of this year. According to reliable sources, Deepika Padukone is now all set to be the brand ambassador of Nike shoes.  The official announcement... Read more

Arjun Kapoor to endorse Hero Cycles?

Arjun Kapoor to endorse Hero Cycles?

The very name of 'Arjun Kapoor' resonates with success, charisma and the Gen-Next star. If the response to his performance in the recently released Tevar is anything to go by, then, it won't be long that Bollywood finds its worthy successor to the superstar throne which has been lying 'vacant' for a long time now. According to reliable sources, Arjun Kapoor is now all set to be the brand ambassador of Hero Cycles. The very moment this deal comes through, it will definitely add more weight to the adage 'Only one... Read more

Shah Rukh Khan to host India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun

Shah Rukh Khan to host India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun

Though Shah Rukh Khan started his career with television dramas, the superstar post attaining stardom, has only been hosting shows on the small screen which includes 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', 'Kya Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain' and 'Zor Ka Jhatka'. And now returning as an anchor once again, Shah Rukh Khan will be producing the show 'India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun?' Shah Rukh Khan is known for his witty and sarcastic sense of humour and this show will reveal this persona of the actor where contestants will be required to answer the... Read more

Nawazuddin has no scenes with Nicole Kidman in Lion

Nawazuddin has no scenes with Nicole Kidman in Lion

Bollywood suffers from 'gora-phobia'. Any sign of a collusion with a caucasian actor has even the biggest of our stars turning into jelly with excitement. Nawazuddin Siddiqui who has lately become an actor to reckon with, is now on a firangi trip. Last week the papers were flooded with Nawaz's PR overdrive claiming that he was being "paired opposite" Nicole Kidman in Garth Davis' Lion.  Some careful probing reveals some very embarrassing facts about this sensational spot of casting (Kidman and Nawaz together does look like an unlikely combination).  A source very close... Read more

Anushka Sharma to endorse 7 Up?

Anushka Sharma to endorse 7 Up?

Anushka Sharma is by far the only heroine to be a part of the ultra-prestigious 300 crore club, all thanks to the stupendous and much deserving success of the recent hit film PK.  Needless to say that, her stocks have risen and how! Not that it was any shorter before; but her recent success has made many a filmmakers and FMCG brand managers queue up outside her door.  According to reliable sources, Anushka is now all set to be the brand ambassador of the cola major 7 Up.  The official announcement of the... Read more

Lara Dutta, Kay Kay Menon's Abhi Nahi To Kabhi Nahi will be shot in Darjeeling

Lara Dutta, Kay Kay Menon's Abhi Nahi To Kabhi Nahi will be shot in Darjeeling

While everybody expected Lara Dutta to make a comeback with the sequel to her debut production Chalo Dilli, Lara surprised us by announcing a comeback with the rom-com Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi. In a surprise move, she has been paired opposite the intense actor Kay Kay Menon for the film. However, now we hear that the film is all about couples, love and lots of nok-jhoks.  According to director Jyoti Kapur Das, the film is inspired by many romantic novels as Lara and Kay Kay play the much in love... Read more

John Abraham to play blind man in Aankhen 2

John Abraham to play blind man in Aankhen 2

After much contemplation, Gaurang Doshi's 2002 hit film Aankhen is finally set to have a second installment. However, the film is currently in the initial stages and the makers are deciding on the casting coup for the same. Once again replacing Akshay Kumar in yet another sequel is John Abraham, who has previously replaced Akshay in two of his other franchises which includes Welcome Back and Hera Pheri 3. What is even more interesting is that the director of the prequel Vipul Amrutlal Shah has been replaced by Anees Bazmee. Revealing... Read more

John Abraham injures his back while shooting Welcome Back

John Abraham injures his back while shooting Welcome Back

Driving in the desert can be an exhilarating experience; however for John Abraham it was all but fun. In fact we hear that John, who was shooting for the climax sequence of Anees Bazmee's Welcome Back, hurt his back while driving in a desert in Dubai. Apparently, John Abraham was supposed to drive an SUV in the desert for a car chase sequence with other vehicles coming towards him. Unfortunately at one point John braked his vehicle so hard that his back bore the brunt of an intense jerk spraining it.... Read more

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