NEWS
: Kick day-wise actuals: Fri 26.40 cr, Sat 27.15 cr, Sun 30.18 cr, Mon 14.41 cr, Tue 28.89 cr. Total: ₹ 127.03 cr nett. India biz. WOW!
: Kick has a SPECTACULAR weekend. Fri 26.50 cr, Sat 27.15 cr, Sun 30.18 cr. Total: ₹ 83.83 cr nett. India biz. REMARKABLE!
: HateStory2 springs a HUGE surprise at the box-office. Fri ₹ 5.46 cr nett. India biz. FANTASTIC!
: HSKD Week 1: ₹ 53.31 cr. Week 2: Fri 3.22 cr. Total: ₹ 56.53 cr nett. SMASH HIT!
: EkVillain had a SOLID Sat. Early trends indicate ₹ 15 cr [+/-]... ₹ 50 cr nett weekend on the cards... FANTABULOUS!
: Randeep Hooda to star in Deepa Mehta’s next, titled #Inland. Film will be made in Hindi, English and Punjabi.

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

Kick Movie Review

Kick Movie Review

Cast:Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui  Director: Sajid Nadiadwala  SPOILERS ALERT To give the Devil his due, Kick isn’t half as bad as some of the Bollywood flicks that... Read more

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Review

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Review

Cast:Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Shukla  Music: Sachin-Jigar, Toshi Sabri  Director: Shashank Khaitan  Producer: Karan Johar  Writer: Shashank Khaitan  SPOILERS ALERT Feisty Ambala girl, Kavya Pratap Singh, daughter of an automobile mechanic-turned-transporter, wants an... Read more

Bobby Jasoos Movie Review

Bobby Jasoos Movie Review

Cast:Vidya Balan and Ali Fazal  Director: Samar Shaikh  SPOILERS AHEAD Vidya Balan does more than just don multiple guises in Bobby Jasoos. She hits many high points as she effortlessly breezes... Read more

Ek Villain Movie Review : **

Ek Villain Movie Review : **

Cast:Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Prachi Desai Music: Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon Director: Mohit Suri Producer: Ekta Kapoor SPOILERS ALERT There is one in every love story, the film's tagline proclaims. Not true... Read more

Humshakals :- IFI RATING *

Humshakals :- IFI RATING *

Cast:Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu,  Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Vashu Bhagnani  Writer: Robin Bhatt, Sajid Khan and Akarsh Khurana  SPOILERS ALERT So you... Read more

'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring

'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring

Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh and Arfi Lamba Director: Kabir Sadanand "Yeh Fugly Fugly kya hai?" goes the title song of director Kabir Sadanand's muddled film.... Read more

Holiday:(IFI RATING : ** )

Holiday:(IFI RATING : ** )

Cast:Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda, Sumeet Raghavan, Freddy Daruwala  Music: Pritam  Director: A R Murgadoss  Writer: A R Murgadoss  Spoilers Alert Tough guys don’t sing and dance, do they? Hang on, Captain Virat... Read more

City Lights : (IFI REVIEW ****)

City Lights : (IFI REVIEW ****)

The Shahid team returns with a well-made and relentlessly tragic film that benefits greatly from its actors An immigrant family struggling to make ends meet in Mumbai. A burnt-out... Read more

Prakash Raj escapes unhurt after a road accident

      Prakash Raj, who has, by now become one of Bollywood's popular on screen villains, was a startled man yesterday. The reason was his narrow escape when his car... Read more

Athiya Shetty's big dance item in Hero

Athiya Shetty's big dance item in Hero

Not many know this as yet but Suniel Shetty, known for his two-left feet and reputed to be a complete non-dancer, has a daughter who dances like a... Read more

Jaya Bachchan raises voice against RJs mimicking politicians

Jaya Bachchan raises voice against RJs mimicking politicians

Entertaining RJs who crack jokes on popular politicians on private FM channels are being flaked by Parlimentarians. These RJs are being criticized even for mimicking some popular politicians... 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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Prakash Raj escapes unhurt after a road accident

      Prakash Raj, who has, by now become one of Bollywood's popular on screen villains, was a startled man yesterday. The reason was his narrow escape when his car was rammed by a bus while waiting at a traffic signal yesterday in Hyderabad.  Prakash Raj, who was recently seen in the comic caper Entertainment, tweeted about the accident stating, "Had a miraculous escape as a bus rammed into us from behind at a tragic signal. Cars jammed. Family thrown out of an auto." At the same time, he also ridiculed the public's... Read more

Athiya Shetty's big dance item in Hero

Athiya Shetty's big dance item in Hero

Not many know this as yet but Suniel Shetty, known for his two-left feet and reputed to be a complete non-dancer, has a daughter who dances like a dream. Yes, Athiya Shetty, daughter of one Bollywood's most renowned non-dancers, is a fabulous on the floor, so much so that in her debut film Hero, a special dance number is being created for Athiya to dance to.  The number composed by Sachin-Jigar would be shot with over 200 chorus dancers. Athiya Shetty would be seen in a fusion avatar dancing to both Western... Read more

Jaya Bachchan raises voice against RJs mimicking politicians

Jaya Bachchan raises voice against RJs mimicking politicians

Entertaining RJs who crack jokes on popular politicians on private FM channels are being flaked by Parlimentarians. These RJs are being criticized even for mimicking some popular politicians which include some honourable ministers like Atal Bihari Bajpai, Manmohan Singh and the recent Arvind Kejriwal who have been at the receiving end of these hilarious one liners.  Currently, former actress and now politician Jaya Bachchan has raised this issue in Rajya Sabha where she is a member. Wife of the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya spoke about the issue of mimicry and... Read more

Playboy to release nude images of Sherlyn Chopra on Independence DayPlayboy to release nude images o…

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A while back Sherlyn Chopra became the first Indian to pose nude for the Playboy magazine. However, there had been no official news from the magazine about when they would release the photographs. Now we hear that Playboy will be releasing the said images this Independence Day.  In fact in an interview Sherlyn Chopra had commented about her experience of shooting for the magazine stating that it was one of the most liberating things she has done so far. Further talking about the release of the images she stated that she... Read more

Exclusive First Look Of Vakratunda Mahakaaya

Exclusive First Look Of Vakratunda Mahakaaya

Exclusive First Look Of Vakratunda Mahakaaya Anurag Kashyap , Bohra Bros & Alumbra Entertainment PresentIn Association With Sunil JainVakratunda MahakaayaDirected By : Punarvasu NaikProduced By :Anurag kashyap , Sunil Bohra , Guneet Monga and Anshuman Jain Click To watch Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Y1v8Q7NMI Read more

Supreme Court dismisses plea against Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani over nude PK poster

Supreme Court dismisses plea against Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani over nude PK poster

Aamir Khan made headlines when he recently unveiled the first look poster of his film PK. The said poster created quite a stir thanks to the almost nude image of Aamir Khan, whose modesty was saved by a transistor. However, the poster featuring the actor failed to go down well with a certain segment of the audience. In fact a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) had been filed against Aamir Khan and the director of the film Rajkumar Hirani seeking a ban on the exhibition of the poster. However, the latest is... Read more

Juhi Chawla unhappy with her role in The Hundred Foot Journey

Juhi Chawla unhappy with her role in The Hundred Foot Journey

Juhi Chawla was more than excited to be a part of Steven Spielberg's The Hundred Foot Journey and making a debut in Hollywood with such reputed names. However, the actress seems to be miffed with the way her character turned out to be in the film. Juhi Chawla, has been away from the promotional activities of the film, while her co-star and Bollywood veteran Om Puri has been promoting the film extensively. The actress is unhappy due to the VFX being used in the film to present her character. Revealing about... Read more

Chandan Roy Sanyal in Soni Razdan's Love Affair

Chandan Roy Sanyal in Soni Razdan's Love Affair

      Inspired by the infamous case of Naval officer K. M. Nanavati, Soni Razdan recently announced her directorial titled Love Affair. And now we hear that the actress turned director has taken Chandan Roy Sanyal on board to play the role of lawyer Ram Jethmalani. Ram Jethmalani who was the Special Public Prosecutor in this 1959 case has been a source of information for the filmmaker as he has helped them with many anecdotes. However, Jethmalani maintained that he will not be interfering with the creativity of the film and will not... Read more

Aamir Khan defends his nudity in the PK poster

Aamir Khan defends his nudity in the PK poster

      The recently released poster of PK that featured a nude Aamir Khan, whose modesty was only saved by a radio set (transistor) has been at the receiving end, with the audience criticizing the poster. However, recently Aamir Khan defended the poster saying that the poster is akin to 'key art', "This is not for publicity, not for us at least. In fact this poster embibes all the elements of the film." Further citing the example of his earlier released film Taare Zameen Par, Aamir Khan added, "In the poster of Taare... Read more

No sequel to English Vinglish

No sequel to English Vinglish

      Everybody wants English Vinglish to go on with its saga. Everybody, except director Gauri Shinde! While the film's leading lady Sridevi, her husband Boney Kapoor, director Gauri Shinde and the film's producers Eros International have all apparently expressed a desire to see the story being carried forward, Gauri herself remains stubbornly implacable.  Says a source close to the project, "Everyone involved with the project wants the sequel to happen. But Gauri refuses to take English Vinglish forward. Sridevi and Gauri are very close to one another. Sri has even asked her about... Read more

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