Kamna – BollySpice.com http://bollyspice.com The latest movies, interviews in Bollywood Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:08:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Sammir Dattani’s Homegrown Luv Story http://bollyspice.com/sammir-dattanis-homegrown-luv-story/ Tue, 06 Jul 2010 02:44:29 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=2549 Sammir Dattani, a chocolate-faced 28-year-old who is now eight films old, has a parallel love story in real life. In recent chick flick I Hate Luv Storys he plays Raj, Sonam’s perfect boyfriend. The two were childhood friends and eventually found their friendship to be something more. They have a perfect relationship that consists of matching outfits, a flower every morning, and not drinking on weekdays. In real life, Dattani is committed to Ritika Jolly, his girlfriend of two years. An aspiring writer with a corporate background, Jolly was friends with Dattani before they became a couple. “It was a

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Sammir Dattani, a chocolate-faced 28-year-old who is now eight films old, has a parallel love story in real life. In recent chick flick I Hate Luv Storys he plays Raj, Sonam’s perfect boyfriend. The two were childhood friends and eventually found their friendship to be something more. They have a perfect relationship that consists of matching outfits, a flower every morning, and not drinking on weekdays.

In real life, Dattani is committed to Ritika Jolly, his girlfriend of two years. An aspiring writer with a corporate background, Jolly was friends with Dattani before they became a couple. “It was a mutual feeling. We both started off as friends and in time, realised we were more than just that. Then she went away for a while, and we got back only to realise that what we have is love,” comments the young actor.

As for Jolly’s reaction to his newest release, Dattani is ecstatic. He reveals that “Yes she loved it, and [I] am so glad she had a good time!” Although Dattani admits that he does not send her a flower everyday like his investment banker character, nor do they coordinate their outfits, he still tries to lavish her with as many gifts as possible. He adds, “I do make sure I pamper Ritika as much as possible. Even though we both have busy schedules, we make it a point to spend time together.”

As for the big question of marriage, Dattani evades the idea with a typically filmi response: “We plan to talk about it when the time is right. Timing is everything.”

Like a true romantic, he does share some mushy tips on keeping the magic alive.

– If you have to propose, there’s nothing like the classic going down on a bended knee and doing it. It will be a memorable moment all your life.
– Pamper your girl to death. Surprise her, take her out, buy things that make her happy
– Recreate the on screen cheesy romance by going out on a long drive, listening to romantic songs. Every girl wants to do that.
– You can never go wrong with a quiet romantic dinner. Just the two of you talking about silly things and spending quality time together.
– The most important thing is to be faithful. No matter what the temptation might be, staying true to your partner is the biggest thing.

That’s two years of experience talking!

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Right Yaaa Wrong http://bollyspice.com/right-yaaa-wrong/ Sun, 14 Feb 2010 06:53:47 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=7757 Monty, the genius behind the magic of Saawariya’s music, has missed the mark since then, bringing us albums like Chamku, Heroes and Fox, which have all failed to meet expectations. He’s back again with another film which seems to limit the scope of his musical talent: Right Yaa Wrong. Directed by Neeraj Pathak and starring the large cast of Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan, Isha Koppikar and Konkona Sen Sharma, this film is set to release soon. Lakhanavi Kabab is a typical item number, sung by Master Salim. There’s little room for him to truly exercise any musical repertoire, but he

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Monty, the genius behind the magic of Saawariya’s music, has missed the mark since then, bringing us albums like Chamku, Heroes and Fox, which have all failed to meet expectations. He’s back again with another film which seems to limit the scope of his musical talent: Right Yaa Wrong. Directed by Neeraj Pathak and starring the large cast of Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan, Isha Koppikar and Konkona Sen Sharma, this film is set to release soon.

Lakhanavi Kabab is a typical item number, sung by Master Salim. There’s little room for him to truly exercise any musical repertoire, but he manages to add some vocal energy to this lively piece. The lyrics do prickle a little, but nowadays too many albums contain senseless metaphors to really waste too much time analyzing them. It’s a well-done, beat-based piece but nothing everlasting.

With the soft strums of a guitar, Meri Aashaon Ki begins on a much more promising note. Even the lyrics regain meaning and the tune reflects a maturity that was missing in the previous song. Sung by Amitraj, it tries to pull at the soul and is reasonably successful. Monty definitely shines through with some of the arrangements of this song, especially in the instrumental sections and casts with its creation a warm glow.

The title track, Right Yaa Wrong, has two different versions. Kunal Ganjawala, who rarely disappoints, steers the first one. His voice really seems to question kya ghalat, kya sahi and perhaps if you’re truly listening, you may for a few seconds want to philosophically think. Unfortunately, a hard break with English lyrics tears you away and instead it turns into another mediocre track, which in fact seems rather confused of its own style.

Ujjani Mukherjee is the singer of the female version of the track, which detracts even further from the strictly mediocre track. While the song does contain a promising piece of melody, its essence is overpowered by everything else that goes in the track. Furthermore, Mukherjee’s voice grates at some of the higher pitches. Pick the other version.

There’s another Kunal Ganjawala track, which seems a lot more his style, called Rihaee. There’s a bluesy feel to the beginning and the timpani, electric guitar, and other background contributors are muted enough that Ganjawala’s singing captures the audience. It’s an agreeable, enjoyable track where the lyrics do indeed contribute to the overall feeling on contained power.

Finally, the token Punjabi track of any Sunny Deol movie is Tiledar Dupatta. In fact, even at first listen this song might sound like you’ve heard it before because any other Sunny Paji bhangra number could easily substitute for it. Mika and Shail team up to create this song and do manage to lend it some energy.

Overall, the album lacks the clear mastery of music and true genius we glimpsed in Saawariya. There are a couple of tracks that can be stored in iTunes but the rest hardly pass mediocre. Should we lower our expectations from Monty or just wait for him to reach that tall bar next time?

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Moving Out of Mumbai – or Not Quite Yet? http://bollyspice.com/moving-out-of-mumbai-or-not-quite-yet/ Fri, 12 Feb 2010 16:02:55 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=3389 What’s the industry’s next big move? Well, some favor the central location of Bollywood shifting from Mumbai to a different city, such as New Delhi, the political capital. There are many reasons to favor placing the major production houses of Hindi cinema in Delhi. For example, right wing groups have been protesting in Mumbai against the release of My Name is Khan and other squabbles from this fraction have been common against Bollywood’s films. “If this drama and protest against Hindi films continues, I feel Film City in Noida may find a lot more business,” says actress Gul Panag. Actor

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What’s the industry’s next big move? Well, some favor the central location of Bollywood shifting from Mumbai to a different city, such as New Delhi, the political capital. There are many reasons to favor placing the major production houses of Hindi cinema in Delhi. For example, right wing groups have been protesting in Mumbai against the release of My Name is Khan and other squabbles from this fraction have been common against Bollywood’s films. “If this drama and protest against Hindi films continues, I feel Film City in Noida may find a lot more business,” says actress Gul Panag.

Actor Irrfan Khan responded by saying, “It is not a bad thought,” to the suggestion of shifting base outside Mumbai.

Savita Raj, the force behind Khosla Ka Ghosla, says, “I’ve been telling Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that Delhi should have its own film destination since 80 percent of the industry has north Indians.”

Others disagree with these views.

“Shifting Bollywood to another city is not a solution. That won’t curb the problem, but just subside it temporarily,” says actor Rahul Bose. “Why should we run? We should stay and fight for our rights,” says director Neeraj Pandey, who brought films like A Wednesday to the audiences.

The majority consensus right now remains that increased security will serve the current needs. “We want to feel safe and protected, throughout the country and not just in one state,” says Vipul Shah. Actress Chitrangada Singh says, “The central government should step in against people who are threatening the core of what India stands for.”

Although the rumors may be floating around, it does not look like most personas involved in Bollywood are seriously willing to consider shifting base due to a few protests. They’ll figure out another way to deal with the issue and keep their films and industry thriving.

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Who’s Hot Who’s Not (Star Screen & Apsara Awards) http://bollyspice.com/whos-hot-whos-not-star-screen-apsara-awards/ Fri, 29 Jan 2010 04:23:24 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=3515 Aishwarya: Yes, as has become habit post-marriage, she is wearing a sari, but she also looks undoubtedly sexy. Granted, the little colorful borders take away from the grandeur of the zari. But the beautiful combination of gold pattern and short gold blouse and sheer, the see-through pale red sari lends the gorgeous woman a feminine appeal many of her recent outfits have been lacking. Verdict: Hot! Abhishek: Is your jacket velvet? Maybe it’s a bit over-the-top, but somehow his personality can take it. Bit on the boring side, but I guess wardrobe wasn’t his primary priority. Verdict: Lukewarm Hot Vidya

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Aishwarya: Yes, as has become habit post-marriage, she is wearing a sari, but she also looks undoubtedly sexy. Granted, the little colorful borders take away from the grandeur of the zari. But the beautiful combination of gold pattern and short gold blouse and sheer, the see-through pale red sari lends the gorgeous woman a feminine appeal many of her recent outfits have been lacking.

Verdict: Hot!

Abhishek: Is your jacket velvet? Maybe it’s a bit over-the-top, but somehow his personality can take it. Bit on the boring side, but I guess wardrobe wasn’t his primary priority.

Verdict: Lukewarm Hot

Vidya Malvade: Can she explain this? I mean, the color is gorgeous and suits her well, but the strange pleats, the dipped neckline covered by a sheer fabric, the humongous slit with badly coordinated black tights underneath – both the dress and she looks terribly confused. Please communicate.

Verdict: Not Hot

Shahrukh Khan: What’s that hanging from his pocket? A keychain, some gangster’s belt, and the zipper from your favorite pair of jeans? Well, Mr. Khan should know by now clothes don’t make the best hangers for random clutter – please use the trashcan next time. Other than that, the colors are a little off. Although, I have to say, the glasses make him look quite intelligent and dashing.

Verdict: Not Hot

Salman Khan: Give up those jeans. Please, we’ve seen you in at least three variations of those. And you know you’re not a waiter, right? Cool glasses though…especially at night. Make you feel like Will Smith?

Verdict: Not Hot

Kareena Kapoor: Black and gold – alright, good start. And then, she screwed up nearly everything else. That shrug is hideous, the cummerbund from your role in Omkara definitely an antique, the ribbons a naive attempt at looking cute, and the necklace too heavy for an evening.

Lighten up, girl. Although, the extra pounds do suit her better.

Verdict: (Sigh) Not Hot

Katrina Kaif: That color isn’t for her, but other than that, it has a flattering fit. Perhaps a few too many pleats, but it’s a rare mixture of traditional and modern that isn’t unappealing.

Verdict: Marginally Hot

Vidya Balan: Woah there! This is a change now, isn’t it? In a very Rekha-esque style with Ishqiya twist, looks like somebody decided to take a risk – which paid off!

Verdict: Hot

Shahid Kapoor: This isn’t a fancy dress competition and you’re not the nerdy Uday Chopra in Pyaar Impossible. So, dude, what’s up? Although, you know, that tie is a little sexy…maybe if you were wearing only that…

Verdict: Not Hot

Rakeysh Roshan & Jitendra:

Jitendra: Whatever. Congrats on not screwing it up.

Verdict: He’s Old

Rakesysh Roshan: Wow, this is how it’s done. A non de-rigueur color choice, brilliantly matching trousers and blazer, and a tie that expresses a little personality. Way to go.

Verdict: Hot (for impeccable style)

Minissha Lamba: Great color, and just enough sequins and diamonds in the right places. The wrinkled effect works with this outfit. I do have to ask about that dirt on the bottom…was she playing some street cricket before the big event?

Verdict: Hot

Mugdha Godse: Your shoes! Chuck them out immediately.

Verdict: I can’t pull my eyes away from those shoes long enough to assess the outfit.

Giselle Montiero: What an unconventional, beautiful dress. It’s modest, just a little bit showy, and lends her a strong resemblance to a gorgeous Queen Cleopatra.

Verdict: Exotically Hot!

Tanay Chheda & Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala:

Tanay: So cool, man. Casual, relaxed, and totally unpretentious.

Verdict: Hot

Ashutosh: Maybe a little pretentious, but then again, he’s a little older too. And he wears it well.

Verdict: Pretty Hot

Shreya Ghoshal: This melody queen gets it right – almost. I like the overall effect of the outfit, but perhaps there’s too much going on. The churidaar is perfect, the style of the top is right too, but the sheer sleeves, the red, that maroon around her neck and most of all, the shoes! Phew, that’s a mouthful.

At first glance, it looks right. Definite room for improvement though.

Verdict: Hot

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April Release for Paatshala http://bollyspice.com/april-release-for-paatshala/ Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:00:32 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=3524 When Veer hit theaters, something else hit the screen moments before film began – the official theatrical trailer of much-anticipated Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, and Nana Patekar film Paathshaala (which can be found here). Directed by Milind Ukey, the film is set to release in April 2010. It will be released by Eros Entertainment and produced by Shaira Khan of Paperdoll Entertainment. With comments on the Indian education system harking to Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots, Paathshaala promises to be showcase the shortcomings of the current system. They draw the argument of children being our future and

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When Veer hit theaters, something else hit the screen moments before film began – the official theatrical trailer of much-anticipated Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, and Nana Patekar film Paathshaala (which can be found here). Directed by Milind Ukey, the film is set to release in April 2010. It will be released by Eros Entertainment and produced by Shaira Khan of Paperdoll Entertainment.

With comments on the Indian education system harking to Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots, Paathshaala promises to be showcase the shortcomings of the current system. They draw the argument of children being our future and any challenges to their growth are an obstacle to national development. It presents the idea that the noble profession of teaching has succumbed to commercialization like all other aspects of life, putting students through a grinder to yield to create cookie-cutter adults.

Shahid Kapoor plays the role of a new English teacher in a school which has maintained high standards of excellence under the direction of the principal, played by Nana Patekar. The interplay between societal constraints, children’s rebellion, and the characters’ personal beliefs form the premise of this film.

The child artists in this movie are Swini Khara, Avika Gor, Ali Haji and Dwij Narendra Yadav. The script has been written by well-known choreographer Ahmed Khan.

As a promotional gimmick, selected multiplexes across India will house colorful benches in addition to the film’s posters to attract audiences.

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Love Actually or Pyaar Impossible http://bollyspice.com/love-actually-or-pyaar-impossible/ Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:02:34 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=3599 They’d confirmed the Shahid-Priyanka break-up after months of hints and guessing. The two friends (the only definite label we can give them) stopped following each other on Twitter, breaking even their supposed “friendship” and then Shahid was rumored to be flirting with a non-Bollywood mystery woman in Goa. That saga was over and the media closed their pages, after months of guessing and pages of rumors. Then, at Pyaar Impossible‘s preview screening, Shahid Kapur not only attended but sat next to PC. They seemed to be pretty flirty at the meeting. And that’s not all – while promoting his movie

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They’d confirmed the Shahid-Priyanka break-up after months of hints and guessing. The two friends (the only definite label we can give them) stopped following each other on Twitter, breaking even their supposed “friendship” and then Shahid was rumored to be flirting with a non-Bollywood mystery woman in Goa.

That saga was over and the media closed their pages, after months of guessing and pages of rumors.

Then, at Pyaar Impossible‘s preview screening, Shahid Kapur not only attended but sat next to PC. They seemed to be pretty flirty at the meeting.

And that’s not all – while promoting his movie Chance Pe Dance, Shahid revealed that “Priyanka is a wonderful co-star. It has always been fun working with her. I think woh mujhe pasand toh karti hain. Main bhi unhe pasand karta hoon,” said Shahid.

Is this all a part of their elaborate plan for ultimate media coverage? Now that would be a mind-boggling, kaminey conspiracy, albeit absolutely genius.

In any case, we wish PC and Shahid the best of luck – together or not.

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Vidya Balan Shedding the Girl-Next-Door Image http://bollyspice.com/vidya-balan-shedding-the-girl-next-door-image/ Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:02:19 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=3600 Vidya Balan has been characterized as the girl-next-door since she entered the industry. She’s always been the sweet, mature woman you’d want your parents to see you bring home. However, we also know she’s proven her versatility as an actress. In Abhishek Choubey’s directorial debut Ishqiya, Vidya Balan dons the role of a woman who’s well aware of her power over men. Playing this new role of a seductress opposite two thugs, Naseerudin Shah and Arshad Warsi, has been a big step out of her comfort zone. Recently, they shot the song ‘Ibn Batuta’ where the three of them, completely

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Vidya Balan has been characterized as the girl-next-door since she entered the industry. She’s always been the sweet, mature woman you’d want your parents to see you bring home. However, we also know she’s proven her versatility as an actress. In Abhishek Choubey’s directorial debut Ishqiya, Vidya Balan dons the role of a woman who’s well aware of her power over men.

Playing this new role of a seductress opposite two thugs, Naseerudin Shah and Arshad Warsi, has been a big step out of her comfort zone. Recently, they shot the song ‘Ibn Batuta’ where the three of them, completely drunk, dance together. Vidya explained how she had to pretend to be intoxicated and uninhibited as she swayed to Vishal Bharadwaj’s music. However, since the song did not fit in with the storyline, it will be used with the credits.

Even more risque, she has shot a scene where her character sucks Arshad Warsi’s thumb.

“Fortunately, Arshad is a friend. We’ve gotten along well from the time we did Lage Raho Munna Bhai together. I don’t know if I’d have been able to do a scene like putting my co-star’s finger in the mouth with someone else. That gesture of sucking Arshad’s thumb was so raunchy and sexy, so not me, I couldn’t connect with it all,” she said.

“In Ishqiya, everything – from the way I wore my sari to the way I looked at men – was alien to me. The role exposed me to a new way of interpreting a liberated woman. My character in Ishqiya may not know about feminism. But she’s truly liberated.”

The voluptuous woman who ensnares two men with wily charms isn’t Vidya Balan. That’s her character in Ishqiya, releasing soon.

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Roadside Romeo http://bollyspice.com/roadside-romeo-2/ Thu, 09 Oct 2008 02:20:44 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=7920 Almost a year ago, we saw teasers for the first big animated venture in true Hindi film style, a co-production by Yash Raj Films and Disney. With Kareena and Saif voicing the main characters and Jugal Hansraj making his directorial debut, one had some expectations set for the film. However, despite the early release of the trailers, the music was only launched three weeks before the film is set to release. Yet, Salim-Sulaiman steered the tunes and Jaideep Sahni penned (or perhaps, in this age, typed) the lyrics. Thus expectations certainly ran high for this soundtrack. Main Hoon Romeo, the

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Almost a year ago, we saw teasers for the first big animated venture in true Hindi film style, a co-production by Yash Raj Films and Disney. With Kareena and Saif voicing the main characters and Jugal Hansraj making his directorial debut, one had some expectations set for the film. However, despite the early release of the trailers, the music was only launched three weeks before the film is set to release. Yet, Salim-Sulaiman steered the tunes and Jaideep Sahni penned (or perhaps, in this age, typed) the lyrics. Thus expectations certainly ran high for this soundtrack.

Main Hoon Romeo, the title song, was heard echoing through the trailer. Personally, this fresh, youthful teaser excited many, and I heard the entire song with all the eagerness of a young child. While it did not disappoint, it did not amaze either. The upbeat tunes and playful, carefree beats croon with the voice of Kunal Ganjawala and strike the right chord, making you want to hear it once more (and perhaps once more after that). Sahni’s lyrics reveal much about Romeo’s confident playboy character, suitably matched with the primary melody. John Stewart and Salim Merchant’s remix encountered later in the album adds a disco feel but fails to retain the friendliness of the prior version.

The first few light beats, complimented by a seductive saxophone, might incongruously lead you to conclude that you’ve encountered a melodious love song in Choo Le Na. However, less than a minute into the song in the suitably selected voice of Sunidhi Chauhan, the heat turns on with heavier beats and suddenly, it’s a disco number. While you’re still recovering from this realization, that rather deep and grating voice pulls a number, and you find yourself listening to a mess of Latino beats and disco themes, weaved around three different voices and tied together with weak lyrics. Somewhat interesting at first, and with some of Sunidhi’s parts quite pleasing, this track quickly loses its attraction.

Rather simple beats that are sure to have your heat beating begin the track Cool, cool. Like the lyrics, it’s cool — chilled out and not to pretentious, with less singing and more talking. Listen to it Javed Jaffrey fans, you’re sure to find something amusing! Although initially catchy, one can’t help but hope the movie adds to this track. Make sure to take note that Saif does rap with Marianne D’cruz, so it does have that quickly-wearing-off-novelty incorporated. Naresh Kamath also has his turn behind the mike in this number.

Reminiscent of romantic Saif tracks in Salaam-Namaste, So Right definitely hits the right tunes with Kunal Ganjawala and Gayatri Iyer singing it. One can’t help but wish the rather beautiful tune was complimented with better lyrics, as the slightly accented ‘So Right’ proves to be a little distracting and detracts from the sentiment. Flowing, light, with a sprinkle of wide variety of instrument which all emerge discreetly from under the singing, ‘So Right’ is one of the best of this album. Later in the soundtrack, this song appears once again as an instrumental theme piece entitled Rooftop Romance. Due to the lack of distracting lyrics and clearer guitar notes, it’s even more enjoyable than the original in some ways!

Last, but not least, Apni Dumm Bhi Oonchi Ho once again hands over the mike to Kunal Ganjawala. It’s evident that Salim-Sulaiman were trying to capture that youthful, new-age audience who is especially infatuated with YRF movies. While not negative, one gets the impression with this song of just trying too hard. Too many beats, too much English, too much variation and at the same time not enough, and a theme that’s just not very coherently connected by the lyrics. Overall, you’re left more with a I-don’t-get-it feeling, which nobody likes, and thus this song fails to inspire.

For a movie of such high expectations, the music certainly fails to impress. The entry of a new genre into the Hindi film industry brought with it the dredges of poor musical composition and a repetition of the same-old washed and dried formula. Here’s to hoping the movie doesn’t follow in the same suit!

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Scene by Scene: Rang De Basanti climax http://bollyspice.com/scene-by-scene-rang-de-basanti-climax/ Wed, 24 Sep 2008 19:32:21 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=5883 When I was first told about selecting a scene to exemplify Hindi movies, I was absolutely lost. Honestly, in the past 16 years, I’ve seen a ridiculous number of movies. To choose one scene from all these seems like such an absurdly large task, and I didn’t know where to begin. Even though some bad films do have good scenes, I decided to narrow to field by picking my favorite movie. From there, I examined the scenes which impacted me the most, and ended up with the following Rang De Basanti scene. The Scene: To the sound of motivating background

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When I was first told about selecting a scene to exemplify Hindi movies, I was absolutely lost. Honestly, in the past 16 years, I’ve seen a ridiculous number of movies. To choose one scene from all these seems like such an absurdly large task, and I didn’t know where to begin. Even though some bad films do have good scenes, I decided to narrow to field by picking my favorite movie. From there, I examined the scenes which impacted me the most, and ended up with the following Rang De Basanti scene.

The Scene:

To the sound of motivating background music, four friends take synchronized steps towards the radio station as the voice-over questions, “What is about these boys that makes them have no fear?” Their clothes change and they look like the historical parallels of themselves as the voice-over continues, “I think sometimes a person can be pushed so far that they reach a place beyond fear.” As the characters approach the camera, their clothes meld back into the modern form. The voice carries on, “A place where you find a strange peace.” Now, the characters are almost up to the camera, so the angle changes as we follow them from the back and watch them approach a building, still side-by-side. With the following words, the voice-over ends, “Where you free yourself to do the right thing. Because sometimes… that’s the hardest thing to do.”

What’s So Special:

Rang De Basanti is a story that builds progressively, each previous event only adding to the significance of the next. Thus, this one scene is loaded with feelings carried over from all the previous scenes in the movie.

To begin with, the changing costumes illustrate juxtaposition of the past and present. At this point, history caught up to the youngsters at last as not only have the friends finally embraced their characters, but they’ve experienced the resolve exemplified by their historical counterparts. The act itself did not take as much courage as confronting the consequences. Walking towards a victorious surrender, they display selflessness — the same selflessness that India’s freedom fighters embodied. Thus, not only is the juxtaposition relevant and symbolic, it is also sending a message.

The music which accompanies this scene is perfectly suited to inspire, to get your blood rushing through your veins in the unique exhilaration that you feel in the freedom of the right thing, no matter how difficult. And lastly, the dialogue. While the words do not overpower the scene, they communicate to the audience their fortitude of spirit.

The clip may be only half a minute long, but it is strong, inspiring, and most of all, empowering.

‘Kuch kar dikhane ko… khoon challa, khoon challa.’

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Divya Dutta’s Slimming Regime Pays Off http://bollyspice.com/divya-duttas-slimming-regime-pays-off/ Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:57:20 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=5930 Remember that bubbly girl from Veer Zaara? Well, the actress who portrayed her, Divya Dutta, says that her recent weight loss has catapulted her career forward, because now she is being offered all sorts of “glamorous” roles. Based upon her earlier films, directors simply offered Dutta light-hearted roles, or ones with Punjabi-speaking requirements. She reasons that her weight loss deserves much of the credit for directors’ newfound confidence to experiment with the roles they give her. Regarding her weight loss, Dutta commented, “Beyond a point, I realized that a person’s looks really matter. It was important for me to maintain

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Remember that bubbly girl from Veer Zaara? Well, the actress who portrayed her, Divya Dutta, says that her recent weight loss has catapulted her career forward, because now she is being offered all sorts of “glamorous” roles.

Based upon her earlier films, directors simply offered Dutta light-hearted roles, or ones with Punjabi-speaking requirements. She reasons that her weight loss deserves much of the credit for directors’ newfound confidence to experiment with the roles they give her.

Regarding her weight loss, Dutta commented, “Beyond a point, I realized that a person’s looks really matter. It was important for me to maintain a fit figure and generally be fit. I had to stop everything I love doing, including giving up on gol gappas, sweets and all good food. And then I did a lot of exercise, went to the gym, and it paid. I am getting exciting roles now.” Being healthy is a perfectly good goal, but this change also proves something about the industry: superficiality, while not overwhelming, is definitely present.

Beginning with The Last Lear, which released on Friday, Dutta has an interesting line-up of films — roughly ten set to release within the next year or so. These include Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s much talked-about Dilli 6, Shyam Benegal’s light-hearted Welcome to Sajjanpur releasing on September 19th, Rohit Kaushik’s period movie Chehre and a the thriller, Monica.

With an optimistic view, Dutta reflected that her characters are each individual and she does not repeat roles — so let’s get ready to see the many newly fangled looks of this lovable actress.

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