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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

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

"I had purity in my heart and God said - 'Le beta, PK i…

"I had purity in my heart and God said - 'Le beta, PK is yours'" - Anushka Sharma

Almost two years after Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Anushka Sharma is returning with a vengeance. While she has multiple films lined up for release in next 12... Read more

No script was given to Ugly actors

No script was given to Ugly actors

For Ugly, Anurag Kashyap selected a new work-method. No actor was given a script. Instead they were all been given a brief outline for their characters. Ronit Roy plays... Read more

Ranbir Kapoor does a cameo in Aamir Khan's PK

Ranbir Kapoor does a cameo in Aamir Khan's PK

While Aamir Khan's next release PK hits the screens today, the film that also features Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla has been much... Read more


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Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain.

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Take It Easy.

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Action Jackson.

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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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"I had purity in my heart and God said - 'Le beta, PK is yours'" - Anushka Sharma

"I had purity in my heart and God said - 'Le beta, PK is yours'" - Anushka Sharma

Almost two years after Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Anushka Sharma is returning with a vengeance. While she has multiple films lined up for release in next 12 months, it would be the magnum opus PK that would bring her back on the big screen. Even as the much anticipated film is now running in theaters, Anushka Sharma gets into a relaxed conversation amidst 'hazaar' other interviews that are needing her attention. You are someone who is never ever seen in a frivolous affair. I am sure there must have been... Read more

No script was given to Ugly actors

No script was given to Ugly actors

For Ugly, Anurag Kashyap selected a new work-method. No actor was given a script. Instead they were all been given a brief outline for their characters. Ronit Roy plays a Bengali teetotaler while Tejaswini Kolhapure plays his alcoholic wife. In fact, the two lead actors are unaware that they're working with each other! When I asked Ronit about the novel shooting method he said, "I don't think any member of the cast was given a script. Anurag refused to say anything. I think he wants a certain kind of spontaneity in... Read more

Ranbir Kapoor does a cameo in Aamir Khan's PK

Ranbir Kapoor does a cameo in Aamir Khan's PK

While Aamir Khan's next release PK hits the screens today, the film that also features Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla has been much talked about and highly anticipated. Though the film's promotions began long back, the makers have managed to keep the story tightly under wraps. However, the audiences are in for an added treat with the release of the film. Apart from the storyline, the makers of the film have managed to keep yet another secret and that is Ranbir Kapoor's cameo in PK. In... Read more

Priyanka Chopra signed by ABC for TV show

Priyanka Chopra signed by ABC for TV show

Priyanka Chopra, who made her international debut with her music career in 2013 with the single In My City, followed by her second single Exotic, seems to be on a roll of late. In fact post the success of Mary Kom we now hear that Priyanka has been signed on by ABC TV network. In fact the TV network has signed a one-year talent development deal with Priyanka Chopra. Under the pact, ABC will develop a starring vehicle for Priyanka and they will be designing a concept for her, targeted to... Read more

Anurag Kashyap to edit Vikas Bahl's Shandaar

Anurag Kashyap to edit Vikas Bahl's Shandaar

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is now all set for the release of his film Ugly, has another JOB in hand now. This time round, he will be the editor in charge of Vikas Bahl's Shandaar, which stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Vikas, who confirmed Anurag Kasyap being the editor of the film, said that Kashyap will start working on the film very soon.  Shandaar, which is said to be one of the most expensive films is based on destination wedding and is currently being shot in the UK and later will... Read more

"Salman, you are the reason I'm here today" - Sunny Leone

"Salman, you are the reason I'm here today" - Sunny Leone

"My strength to keep pushing forward comes from numbers and all I want to do is just work more and more to beat these numbers," said a jubilant Sunny Leone in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive interview with Faridoon Shahryar after emerging as the number one Google searched Indian celebrity for the year 2014 beating Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and Bollywood's Blockbuster Khan Salman Khan. "One day maybe my dream of working with Salman will come true and until then I will always be watching his movies," Sunny said... Read more

"Desi Magic is a respite after a long dry spell of South remakes" - Ameesha Patel

"Desi Magic is a respite after a long dry spell of South remakes" - Ameesha Patel

Ameesha Patel is super elated. Her labor of love Desi Magic has finally been unveiled. As a matter of fact this pretty much came as a surprise as the actress-producer didn't make much of a noise in days and weeks leading to the teaser being unveiled. However when she eventually did, viewers were in for a pleasant surprise as the look and feel of the one minute cut from the film did turn out to be impressive enough. "It is catching people's eye because it has been made with heart and... Read more

Tiger Shroff's Heropanti director to do looks test & action scene on December 21

Tiger Shroff's Heropanti director to do looks test & action scene on December 21

It's confirmed. Tiger Shroff's second film would also be with producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sabir Khan. The project tentatively titled Heer Ranjha will go on the floors at the end of January. However in a surprise move, Sabir has decided to do a token day's shooting on December 21 when Tiger's look for the film will be unveiled.  Says Sabir, "It is very important to ensure that we as a team go much further than what we achieved in Heropanti. Therefore we're doing a looks test and a special stunt on... Read more

Rekha and Katrina Kaif bond in Kashmir

Rekha and Katrina Kaif bond in Kashmir

Every actress from the newer generation idolizes Rekha. Katrina Kaif is no exception. The two actresses who come together for the first time in Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor are now on a firm footing. The usually-reserved Katrina Kaif never known to pal up with any of her female co-stars (Katrina has a reputation for hanging out on the sets with her male co-stars) seems to have warmed up to the super-iconic Rekha in the freezing cold of Srinagar. Says a source from Kashmir, "The two of them were constantly chatting. Katrina seemed... Read more

Broken Horses teaser trailer to release with PK

Broken Horses teaser trailer to release with PK

The teaser trailer of VidhuVinod Chopra's Hollywood film Broken Horses is set to launch in cinemas worldwide on December 19, as part of the Aamir Khan starrer PK. According to Fox Star Studios, which is MARKETING and distributing Broken Horses in India, the move will enable the widest possible sampling ever by an Indian audience for a Hollywood film, given that PK is opening to a record number of screens. Broken Horses is set to release on April 10. Shikha Kapur, Chief MARKETING Officer of Fox Star Studios says, "VidhuVinod Chopra... Read more

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