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MSG: The Messenger Movie Review

MSG: The Messenger Movie Review

Unbridled messianic zeal is the driving force behind MSG – The Messenger. The 200-minute film is a one-man show. That one man is a bundle of energy for... Read more

Roy Movie Review

Roy Movie Review

A film lavished with dollops of visual style and aural sophistication, Roy would have been a runaway cinematic delight if only its makers had coupled its impressive surface... Read more

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

Krishika Lulla gifts diamond earrings to Kangna Ranaut

Krishika Lulla gifts diamond earrings to Kangna Ranaut

Right from winning National Award for Best Actress in Queen as a belated birthday gift, to her beautiful write-up on her blog, actress Kangna Ranaut had a lot... Read more

Ram Gopal Varma is 'happy' that India lost in World Cup

Ram Gopal Varma is 'happy' that India lost in World Cup

While the whole of India was 'shell shocked' and in a 'mourning state' when India lost to Australia yesterday, there was (probably) just one person who was extremely... Read more

Rana Daggubati walks out of Vikram Phadnis' Nia

Rana Daggubati walks out of Vikram Phadnis' Nia

Rana Daggubati, one of the southern exports to Bollywood, has really carved a niche for himself in a short span of time, which doesn't mean that he has... Read more


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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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Krishika Lulla gifts diamond earrings to Kangna Ranaut

Krishika Lulla gifts diamond earrings to Kangna Ranaut

Right from winning National Award for Best Actress in Queen as a belated birthday gift, to her beautiful write-up on her blog, actress Kangna Ranaut had a lot of special moments this year. And now, it was made even more special by her producer friend Krishika Lulla. Kangna Ranaut was in for a special surprise when Krishika Lulla of Eros International gifted the actress some fine jewellery. Sources reveal that Krishika who was travelling with Kangna as a part of the promotions of their upcoming film Tanu Weds Manu Returns, gifted... Read more

Ram Gopal Varma is 'happy' that India lost in World Cup

Ram Gopal Varma is 'happy' that India lost in World Cup

While the whole of India was 'shell shocked' and in a 'mourning state' when India lost to Australia yesterday, there was (probably) just one person who was extremely happy that India lost! And that 'one' person is none other than filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma (RGV).  The very moment India faced a defeat at the hands of Australia, the 'free-spirited' RGV immediately took to twitter and tweeted, "I am sooooo happyyy India lost because I hate cricket..nd if there's anything I hate more than cricket then it's people who love cricket." Well,... Read more

Rana Daggubati walks out of Vikram Phadnis' Nia

Rana Daggubati walks out of Vikram Phadnis' Nia

Rana Daggubati, one of the southern exports to Bollywood, has really carved a niche for himself in a short span of time, which doesn't mean that he has given up on South films for Bollywood. And since he is dabbling between both the film industries (Bollywood and south), the result is that his dates tend to clash with one another. And his upcoming Bollywood film Nia has become a victim of one such issue. As per the news reports, the film which happens to be designer Vikram Phadnis' directorial debut had... Read more

Madhurima Tuli signed for The Black Prince

Madhurima Tuli signed for The Black Prince

For all those who saw the Akshay Kumar starrer smash hit film Baby, must have definitely noticed the work of actress Madhurima Tuli, who played Akshay's wife in the film. Despite her short role in the film, Madhurima managed to make her mark in the film. And now, she will be seen in the Hollywood flick The Black Prince, which stars Amanda Root, Jason Flemyng and Keith Duffy. Besides them, the cast also has Shabana Azmi and Sartaaj Singh (who plays the title role in the film which is based... Read more

Prakash Jha to play a positive role in Gangaajal 2

Prakash Jha to play a positive role in Gangaajal 2

The last time when something was written about Prakash Jha was when there was a news stating that he will be playing the baddie (negative role) in his upcoming film Gangaajal 2 (a sequel to Gangaajal). This news took many by surprise.  Well, there is no need to be shocked or surprised now, as it's (almost official) that Prakash Jha, unlike his previous decision to play the role of a manipulative cop, will now be seen in a positive role Gangaajal 2. He will now be seen playing the role of... Read more

Dia Mirza comes in support of CSSG #AndStilliRise campaign

Dia Mirza comes in support of CSSG #AndStilliRise campaign

  When it comes to voicing out one's opinions, there won't be too many to lead the pack. But many Bollywood celebrities today are coming out of their way to show their support towards the cause they believe in. One such persona is Dia Mirza who has always come forward to lend her voice for various social initiatives.  This time around, she has associated herself with a Delhi based NGO, which works towards the betterment of underprivileged by giving opportunity to work in creative sectors. This year, the said NGO (Creative Services... Read more

Lauren Gottlieb signed for Welcome To Karachi

Lauren Gottlieb signed for Welcome To Karachi

Though it was primarily dance that Lauren Gotlieb was concentrating on when she visited India, it seems that she too has been bitten by the acting bug. After ABCD and ABCD 2 (both being dance films), Lauren is finally all set to get a taste of the real world of Bollywood, away from mentor Remo D'Souza. She has been signed for Vashu Bhagnani's Welcome to Karachi. The film, which has already gone on floor with Jackky Bhagnani and Arshad Warsi in the lead, will see Lauren Gottlieb playing the role of... Read more

"Sonam is recovering well" - Anil Kapoor

"Sonam is recovering well" - Anil Kapoor

  Sonam Kapoor's second hospitalization in a month has made Anil Kapoor a very worried father. The first time when she had to be hospitalized on Feb 8, it was due to a respiratory problem aggravated by the heat and dust on the sets of Sooraj Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Again she fell ill on the sets of the same film, this time with a far more serious infection.  Says one of her co-actors, "We were in Rajkot when Sonam started showing symptoms of Swine Flu. We were all joking about it... Read more

Akshay Kumar to charge 80 percent of profit as remuneration for Airlift

Akshay Kumar to charge 80 percent of profit as remuneration for Airlift

          Earlier we had reported as to how our action hero Akshay Kumar is experimenting with different kinds of films which includes a movie based on real life event. Inspired by the biggest evacuation process in the world, Airlift will see yet another new avatar of Akshay Kumar, who will play the role of an intelligent UAE billionaire.  Now, we hear that Akshay Kumar who will play the lead role in Airlift, will not charge a penny as remuneration, instead, he will share eighty percent of the profit as his fees. Confirming... Read more

Abhishek Bachchan to work with Vashu Bhagnani after 13 years

Abhishek Bachchan to work with Vashu Bhagnani after 13 years

  The last time when we saw Abhishek Bachchan in a Vashu Bhagnani produced film was in the year 2002, and the film being Om Jai Jagdish. After almost 13 long years, Abhishek Bachchan will now be seen in Vashu Bhagnani's untitled film. Unlike the 'popular rumors', the film in question is not a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's Do Aur Do Paanch, but a totally fresh script. Speaking about the film, Abhishek said that, even though they are in the casting stages, he has given the nod to Vashu's film that's being... Read more

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