Prateeksha Khot – BollySpice.com http://bollyspice.com The latest movies, interviews in Bollywood Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:18:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 The cool Udta Punjab Trailer Launch http://bollyspice.com/udta-punjab-trailer-launch/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:20:19 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=122113 After teasing the audience with the psychedelic posters of its characters, the trailer of Udta Punjab was finally launched yesterday at PVR in Mumbai. After almost a decade, the movie brings together Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the same film along with Alia Bhatt and Punjabi Superstar Diljit Dosanjh. The star cast was present yesterday along with the director Abhishek Chaubey, producers Ekta Kapoor and Vikramaditya Motwane. The audience went berserk as the stars launched the first trailer of the movie. Udta Punjab is based on the drug problem which is rampant in the State of Punjab. The

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After teasing the audience with the psychedelic posters of its characters, the trailer of Udta Punjab was finally launched yesterday at PVR in Mumbai. After almost a decade, the movie brings together Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the same film along with Alia Bhatt and Punjabi Superstar Diljit Dosanjh. The star cast was present yesterday along with the director Abhishek Chaubey, producers Ekta Kapoor and Vikramaditya Motwane.

The audience went berserk as the stars launched the first trailer of the movie. Udta Punjab is based on the drug problem which is rampant in the State of Punjab. The trailer is quite captivating with Shahid Kapoor as Tommy Singh and Alia Bhatt as Kumari Pinky having some pretty interesting looks in the movie. The cast was seeing wearing shirts with the slogans ‘I love Punjab’ and the movie tagline ‘Drugs Di Maa Di’. Alia, who is playing a Bihari immigrant in the movie, underwent a training for 1-1 ½ months for getting her dialect and looks right. For the role of Punjabi popstar Tommy Singh, Shahid Kapoor worked on his body to get the look of a guy who has fairly abused his body. Not preferring loud character roles, Shahid, after reading the script, fell in the love with it and gave a go ahead. Although the movie is not like your typical Bollywood films, the cast had no concerns being a part of Udta Punjab – as producer Vikas Bahl said, the movie has a message but it is also a hell of an entertainer at the same time.

Abhishek Chaubey, who earlier directed Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya, realized that the drug usage problem in the state is not much talked about and wanted to bring the topic to the audience. From the trailer one can safely assume that it is going to a different and interesting film. The film is set for release on 17th June.

Check out these cool shots for the launch event!

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Tamasha Movie Review http://bollyspice.com/tamasha-movie-review/ Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:17:01 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=116910 ‘Why always the same story’ reads the tagline of this movie. In essence, any love story at its core is always the same – Boy and Girl meet, fall in love, their love gets tested by difficult times. The only thing that varies is the “villain’ in the story. Earlier, Love had to fight the Society creating obstacles, then it was the family. For the current generation, it’s the inner demons which we often need to tackle. Imtiaz Ali uses this backdrop to give a sad sweet love story through Tamasha. Amidst the gorgeous backdrop of Corcisa, Ranbir Kapoor and

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‘Why always the same story’ reads the tagline of this movie. In essence, any love story at its core is always the same – Boy and Girl meet, fall in love, their love gets tested by difficult times. The only thing that varies is the “villain’ in the story. Earlier, Love had to fight the Society creating obstacles, then it was the family. For the current generation, it’s the inner demons which we often need to tackle. Imtiaz Ali uses this backdrop to give a sad sweet love story through Tamasha.

Amidst the gorgeous backdrop of Corcisa, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have a chance encounter. The two decide to never reveal anything about them – “Familiarity leads to boredom”, says Ranbir’s character – and promise to not meet each other after they part ways. They spend their one week together having the time of their lives and before they know it’s time to return to their old lives. But does whatever happen in Corcisa really stay in Corsica? Back home Tara (Deepika) beings to miss the crazy times she had with him and sets out to find the “dramebaaz” she has fallen in love with. But who she finds instead is a 9-to-5 kind of, yes sir/no sir tie wearing, monotonous Production Manager Ved (Ranbir) not the “Don” she had fallen for.

Tamasha in every sense is a typical Imtiaz Ali movie – soulful music, a tragic love angle, beautiful cinematography and a different take on a known storyline – a movie which either you will love or you will hate depending on what you take away from it. In this movie, he uses an incredibly innovative style of story-telling using the backdrop of Ved’s obsession with stories and theatre. Add to that the oh-so-pristine locations of Corcisa captured by Ravi Varman and you have a piece of art that is visually so appealing! Of course, if we talk about the highlight of this movie it would definitely be the performances by the lead cast. It’s a delight to watch Ranbir Kapoor – frankly after movies like Rockstar and Barfi, there was never a doubt that with the right movies he can deliver soul steering performances. As Ved, who leads a mechanical life with his mediocre work but lights up every time a story is heard or told by him, Ranbir manages to connect with everyone who ever had to give up their passion for “stability”. But for me Deepika was the star; the movie revolves more around Ranbir but Deepika manages to make heads turn with an amazing performance. In a way this movie is closer to Rockstar than any of Imtiaz’s movies – I had always felt that Rockstar would have been more heartfelt if it had an actress who could make you fall in love with her and Deepika’s shows just how it could have been.

Yes, the movie has its own share of faults. There are parts in the movie where you can find a bit of repetitiveness and you can feel a wax and wane in your interest. For the first half, the main characters do not reveal anything about themselves. And while this is so that they do not become emotionally attached with each other, it prevents the audience from doing so as well. It’s only in the second half where you get a background (again, just Ved’s not Tara) that Ved’s story begins to make sense. Do what your heart wants is a topic dealt in a quite a few movies recently – Wake up Sid, 3 Idiots, Rock On!, Taare Zameen Par – and the resolution of this issue in the movie seems too quick and easy to be believable.

In spite of the flaws, Tamasha is one movie which will make you appreciate the director’s vision of giving us something quirky and unique. What Shaandar could not achieve, Tamasha does. Of course, the audience with a favorite diet of the “300 crore club” kind of movies may hastily tag this movie as boring. My advice, ignore them and watch this movie at least once – who knows, it manage to strike a chord!

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Shaandaar Movie Review http://bollyspice.com/shaandaar-movie-review/ Sat, 24 Oct 2015 03:49:03 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=115282 When Vikas Bahl announced Shaandaar, the expectations understandably soared. After all, he had given us one of the most endearing and fun movies of 2014 – Queen. With the Alia – Shahid chemistry visible in the promos, it looked like the movie had everything going for it. What you get instead is a bad potpourri which tries to be everything and ends up going nowhere. The movie starts with a (rather long) animated prologue which establishes the characters of the Arora family, who are a Bollywood version of a Disney family. There is the strict conniving Mummyji (Sushma Seth), a

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15oct_shaandaarmoviereviewWhen Vikas Bahl announced Shaandaar, the expectations understandably soared. After all, he had given us one of the most endearing and fun movies of 2014 – Queen. With the Alia – Shahid chemistry visible in the promos, it looked like the movie had everything going for it. What you get instead is a bad potpourri which tries to be everything and ends up going nowhere.

The movie starts with a (rather long) animated prologue which establishes the characters of the Arora family, who are a Bollywood version of a Disney family. There is the strict conniving Mummyji (Sushma Seth), a silent loving father (Pankaj Kapur), a shrewd step-mother (Niki Walia), a chubby sister with a heart of gold (Sanaah) and a poor pretty orphan kid (Alia).

Mummy decides to make a “business deal” with the Fundwanis and marry off her granddaughter Isha to Harry Fundwani’s brother, Mr. 8 ½ pack abs. The Fundwanis are the epitome of crude Sindhi stereotypes – for them it’s all about loving their money (and their gold!). It’s during this elaborate Wedding of the Year that Alia meets Jagjinder Joginder aka JJ (Shahid) who is the wedding planner. JJ, like Alia, is an insomniac and the two fall in love over a series of songs and conversations. So while Alia is happy to have found her dream prince, Isha begins to realize that her fiancé might just be a Class A jerk.

There are so many things going wrong for this movie that I don’t even know where to begin. The trailers had fairly warned us that this movie wouldn’t have the typical narration style and I was prepared to deal with a bit of craziness. But it looks like the movie was lost somewhere between an idea Bahl had and the actual script. Bahl may have intended the movie to be a funny take on stereotypes but it falls flat and leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth. Yes, we have the gay guy with the “hand problem”, ‘OMG!’ spewing coordinated bimbos, greedy Sindhis with a bad accent, KJo and the implied gay jokes etc. With a screenplay that makes as much sense as KRK’s tweets, Bahl tries to rely heavily on trying to up the humor quotient of the movie. Instead what we end up with are bits and pieces which manage to make us smile with the major part looking seemingly forced and unfunny.

There is no dearth of acting talent in the movie, but with character sketches so flimsy, there is only so much the cast can do. Pankaj Kapur reminds you heavily of his character in Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon, and although he has always been a brilliant actor to watch, his act leaves you with a sense of déjà vu. Sanaah is pretty decent for her first movie; Alia tries to do justice to her oscillating brattish character. If there’s someone who manages to hold the movie together, it’s Shahid. The movie tries to bank on the father-son chemistry but Anvita’s dialogues take the fun out of that as well. The only good things going for this movie are the beautiful cinematography and Amit Trivedi’s super fun music. And yes, Alia’s gorgeous looks – the movie is definitely eye candy!

The reason why Queen was such a likable movie is that apart from being such a fun fest, the character of Rani was someone you found believable and made a connection with; this movie gives you characters who end up being just cardboard caricatures. It’s a pity that where it could have been a smart take on the weight bullying faced by today’s generation, Shaandaar ends up being neither here nor there.

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Hamari Adhuri Kahani Movie Review http://bollyspice.com/hamari-adhuri-kahani-movie-review/ Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:11:44 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=104579 The Bhatt camp is famous for their love stories – be it Aashiqui 2, Woh Lamhe, Gangster – with Mohit Suri trying to give us a heart touching love story with each of his movie. This time he brings us the love story of two star crossed lovers in Hamari Adhuri Kahani. Aarav Ruparel (Emraan Hashmi) is a business tycoon with over a 100 hotels under his management. Though hardly staying at one place for a long time, he does have a liking for white lilies around him. It’s because of this that he meets Vasudha (Vidya Balan) who works

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15may_hamariadhurikahaniThe Bhatt camp is famous for their love stories – be it Aashiqui 2, Woh Lamhe, Gangster – with Mohit Suri trying to give us a heart touching love story with each of his movie. This time he brings us the love story of two star crossed lovers in Hamari Adhuri Kahani.

Aarav Ruparel (Emraan Hashmi) is a business tycoon with over a 100 hotels under his management. Though hardly staying at one place for a long time, he does have a liking for white lilies around him. It’s because of this that he meets Vasudha (Vidya Balan) who works at one of his hotels. Vasudha is a single mom working to make ends meet and before you know Aarav starts falling for her. But she has a past; her past being her abusive husband Hari (Rajkumar Rao) who suddenly left her and disappeared one day. While Aarav tries to convince her that she deserves a second chance, Vasudha tries to cling to her memories of her husband who turns up in her life once again threatening to tear her life apart.

The story of the movie gives ample opportunity to the writers to give some beautiful heart wrenching emotional moments to the audience but sadly fails miserably. What could have been a wonderful movie is spoiled entirely by two things – the screenplay by Mahesh Bhatt and the dialogues by Shagufta Rafig. The over melodramatic dialogues seem straight out of a 90’s movie and while that might have worked earlier, the audience of today would definitely not lap it up. Romantic dramas are nothing without emotions and these needn’t be portrayed every time with a dialogue. There are scenes where glimpses, facial expressions would have spoken volumes but sadly are spoilt by the twisted unrealistic dialogues. It’s a pity that in spite of having such wonderful actors, director Mohit Suri makes his leads do all the emoting with only words. The story itself is full of many clichés, Vasudha’s scenes with her mangalsutra seem to be straight out of Ekta Kapoor serials. Sure there are some scenes which you will take back – especially the one at the end – but you can’t help but wonder what some crisp writing could have done to this movie.

The movie no doubt looks gorgeous and is somewhat salvaged by the performances and the music. Like all Bhatt movies, the music of this movie is beautiful and soulful and it’s difficult to pick a favorite from the album. The three main characters, give a lovely performance in spite of being bogged down by a flimsy screenplay and average dialogues. Vidya Balan needs no introduction and we know her eyes can convey a thousand words. We just wish we had got to see more of that in the movie. I always thought of Emraan Hashmi being an underrated actor and am always glad to see him pick up good character roles like in The Dirty Picture, Shanghai, etc. While he gets a pretty one dimensional character sketch, Emraan still gives us a performance which reminds us that he is so much more than the ‘serial-kisser’. Rajkumar Rao as usual is amazing and with probably the only character more believable in flesh, he makes an impact with his supporting act.

Quite a few women face domestic violence and abuse in our country and what could have been a believable movie reflecting our times, turns out to be an average fair because of the script. A one-time watch for romance lovers.

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Dil Dhadakne Do Movie Review http://bollyspice.com/dil-dhadakne-do-movie-review/ Thu, 04 Jun 2015 23:14:46 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=103928 Family dramas have always been Bollywood’s forte. The different dynamics in various relationships provide ample fodder for melodrama, emotions, conflicts and finally a happy ending – something which we all thrive on. Having been brought up on a steady diet of OTT Bollywood family stories, it takes something a little hakte to engross the current audience. Zoya Akhtar gives us a comedy-drama in Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD) about a Punjabi dysfunctional family on a cruise trip. Although the Mehras are portrayed as a weirdly eccentric family, the characters could be anyone around us – neighbours, friends, relatives. Kamal (Anil Kapoor)

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15jun_dddmoviereviewFamily dramas have always been Bollywood’s forte. The different dynamics in various relationships provide ample fodder for melodrama, emotions, conflicts and finally a happy ending – something which we all thrive on. Having been brought up on a steady diet of OTT Bollywood family stories, it takes something a little hakte to engross the current audience. Zoya Akhtar gives us a comedy-drama in Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD) about a Punjabi dysfunctional family on a cruise trip.

Although the Mehras are portrayed as a weirdly eccentric family, the characters could be anyone around us – neighbours, friends, relatives. Kamal (Anil Kapoor) and Neelam Mehra (Shefali Shah) are your typical upper middle class couple – he, boastful, proud, self-obsessed; she, trying to keep a façade of a perfect family. Their daughter Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) is an independent self-made woman married to Manav (Rahul Bose), a ‘pseudo modern’ husband who, beneath all the layers, still believes in the patriarchal hierarchy. Their youngest son Kabir (Ranveer Singh) is the apple of their eye, the future of their company, although he definitely has his heart set elsewhere.

In the midst of all these suppressed emotions and unspoken accusations, the Mehras throw a long cruise party to celebrate their 30th anniversary. With Kabir falling in love with a dancer, Farah (Anushka Sharma) and Ayesha meeting her old friend Sunny (Farhan Akhtar) amidst some very calculative plans made by their parents, their carefully created bubble of a ‘happily together family’ does indeed burst.

Written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, DDD gives us some really interesting characters and lovely scenes. Dialogues written by Farhan have a different humor style – surely they are nothing like ZNMD, but then again this is not a story of just youngsters either. At almost 3 hours, the film may seem a tad long, but with so many characters present, the film takes time to introduce the characters and for them to settle in. The confrontations between the different members of the family are brilliantly portrayed with small statements being made without being preachy, which is one of the biggest plus points of the film. Like the scene where after Ayesha states that she wants a divorce, the entire family holds a meeting to convince her to change her mind but the moment she talks about ‘the pill’, her father admonishes her for talking such things in public. It shows how Indian parents often forget the boundaries of privacy, but no matter what strata, sex will still be a hush-hush issue.

What really drives the movie are the amazing performances of all the characters – each actor has been perfectly chosen and given a proper character sketch for his/her role no matter how small. Anil Kapoor gives you a brilliant portrayal of Kamal Mehra and has definitely one of the best performances of the movie. Shefali sparkles as the suffocated wife Neelam – watch out for the scene where she drowns her sorrow silently with a piece of pastry. Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh have an amazing sibling chemistry onscreen; Priyanka wins yet again with her Ayesha, letting her eyes and body language do the talking. Ranveer is a pleasant surprise as the kid with a silver spoon who has had enough with his parents dictating his life for him. It’s a welcome change from his usually brattish Casanova roles. Together the four of them give us a different than usual Punjabi family with –thankfully – no sarson ke kheth and typical Punjabi humor. Anushka and Farhan play their supporting parts to the T as do the other actors – Zareena Wahab, Rahul Bose, Parmeet Sethi.

DDD manages to state a point which many Indian kids struggle to explain to their parents – that every relation in addition to love also needs space to grow. In spite of the faults, DDD will definitely manage to bring a smile to your face when you walk out of the theatre. Do watch.

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Bombay Velvet Trailer Launch http://bollyspice.com/bombay-velvet-trailer-launch/ Sat, 02 May 2015 10:08:58 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=101804 The team of Bombay Velvet recently held a launch for their second trailer in Mumbai recently. Present at the event were director Anurag Kashyap, lead pair Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, Kay Kay Menon along with others from the cast and crew. The cast was in a very humorous mood and there was healthy banter on the stage. Karan Johar who is playing a grey character in the movie said that when Anurag came and narrated the script to him, he was under the impression that Anurag wanted him to be the producer and had no idea that

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15may_BombayVelvet-TrailerLaunch10The team of Bombay Velvet recently held a launch for their second trailer in Mumbai recently. Present at the event were director Anurag Kashyap, lead pair Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, Kay Kay Menon along with others from the cast and crew.

The cast was in a very humorous mood and there was healthy banter on the stage. Karan Johar who is playing a grey character in the movie said that when Anurag came and narrated the script to him, he was under the impression that Anurag wanted him to be the producer and had no idea that he was to play the role of Khambata. While Karan remained purely an actor on the sets and did not try to give inputs as a director to Anurag, Karan said that it was Ranbir who tried to direct him often giving conflicting instructions to those which Anurag had given! When asked if he is doing any more films, he said that he was offered a couple of roles and he wasn’t averse to the idea of working in other’s movies.

15may_BombayVelvet-TrailerLaunch13Ranbir Kapoor, who is playing the role of Johnny Balraj in the movie, said that he is a total director’s actor. “I am as good as the director. I have always been selfish about working with good directors. Vikas gave me this script and I read it on the plane and called up Anurag and told him that I wanted to do this role. Anurag, on the other hand, felt that I had always done urban characters. He told me he will get back to me in 2-3 days. He called me after a week,” Ranbir revealed about how he came to be a part of Bombay Velvet. Anushka who was among the first to be onboard said that she had to work with the choreographer for her role as a singer to look realistic – not just lip-syncing but actually looking like Rosie Noronha is singing just like Ranbir’s character in Rockstar sang believably she added.

Anurag Kashyap who has brought in a blend of the 50s and 60s look in his movie talked about the difficulties of making a periodic movie. The challenging part is envisioning the characters’ nuances, appearances, dialects etc., he said adding that the execution part of this process is always comparatively easier. For all those who have an image of Anurag as a serious and a rarely smiling guy, you are in for a surprise. “Anurag has this reputation of being intense and a rebel but he’s like a teddy bear,” Ranbir said adding, “If Anurag sneezed, the entire set was running for him. I have never seen such following. It is not demanded. I think Anurag inspires everybody around him and everyone has love for him.”

The trailer looks pretty interesting and we can’t wait to catch the movie on 15th May. As usual, stay tuned to BollySpice for more news on Bombay Velvet.

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NH10 Movie Review http://bollyspice.com/nh10-movie-review/ Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:50:52 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=99188 Away from the city, as we touch the outskirts of Haryana, you can feel the difference between the entitled lifestyle in the city and the life of the folks here where the set of rules to live by are definitely different. Navdeep Singh uses this as a backdrop for his movie NH10 giving you a tale of how things can go horribly wrong in a short span of time. After his amazing Manorama Six Feet Under, Navdeep gives us a thriller/slasher/revenge story which is surprisingly less Bollywood-ish and more entertaining. Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Arjun (Neil Bhoopalam) are your typical

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NH 10-POSTER_3Away from the city, as we touch the outskirts of Haryana, you can feel the difference between the entitled lifestyle in the city and the life of the folks here where the set of rules to live by are definitely different. Navdeep Singh uses this as a backdrop for his movie NH10 giving you a tale of how things can go horribly wrong in a short span of time.

After his amazing Manorama Six Feet Under, Navdeep gives us a thriller/slasher/revenge story which is surprisingly less Bollywood-ish and more entertaining. Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Arjun (Neil Bhoopalam) are your typical urban couple – well off, happily married to each other and their jobs, in love yet independent and without the overt mushiness. An unexpected encounter with a couple of hooligans shakes Meera out of her comfort zone and she realizes that a fraction of a second is enough to make anyone’s world go topsy-turvy. To take their minds away from this issue, they plan a weekend out on Meera’s birthday hoping to put the past behind them. The change in their surroundings is palpable as they leave the city; the hostility of the people, the leering stares. In such a situation, they face an altercation with Satbir (Darshan Kumaar) and his folks and witness a case of honor killing. From there starts a cat and mouse race where Meera and Arjun try to escape the killers and save their lives.

Navdeep lays his story with an amazing backdrop with realistic characters and situations. The story of NH10 is such that it ensures that you remain glued to your seats throughout with the fear of what would happen to the lead protagonists. Most of the movie takes part at night and this setting helps the movie to maintain the tempo of suspense throughout the chase. Yes there are a couple of loopholes in the movie – particularly about the way Arjun reacts which leads to this entire mess – but the movie is good in most of the parts so you turn a blind eye to them. Along with the execution of the story, the movie relies heavily on performances. NH10 revolves around a fix set of limited characters but each plays their part true to their character. After his role as the loving supporting husband in Mary Kom, Darshan Kumaar manages to bring terror to your hearts with his role of Satbir who places the ‘rules of the caste and gotra system’ even before blood relationships. Deepti Naval, in an unexpected role, plays her character to the T. Neil tries to do justice to his role but Arjun comes off largely as an immature, egoistical privileged brat.

Needless to say that the movie belongs to Anushka Sharma. You can see the hard work she has put in her role as well as the movie. As an educated urban woman who faces the worse night of her life and struggles to save her and her husband, Anushka shows the transition from fear to grit to dead pan remorseless revenge with ease. There are some scenes where she literally shines  – the scene where she calmly takes a smoke while one of the killers tries to stand and run is truly amazing. Also, it takes vision and great strength to back an unconventional movie like this one. Kudos to Anushka.

NH10 makes an impact on you because the movie stays away from outlandish Bollywood drama – most of the times –  and puts forth a day gone wrong situation which could happen to anyone. If you caught yourself looking over your shoulder more than once on the way back home you know this movie made an impact on you.

Don’t miss this one.

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PK comes home! http://bollyspice.com/pk-comes-home/ Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09:35:21 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=99115 The makers of last year’s hit PK recently released the Home Video and the event was attended by Aamir Khan, along with Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Although the Home Video will be available in the stores from 16th March, a sneak peek was given into the additional features included like a 70 mins making video, extra cuts and an alternative ending as well. The cut out scenes seemed pretty good which led us to wonder why they hadn’t been made a part of the final cut. Explaining the reason behind this, Hirani said that the scenes often in

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The makers of last year’s hit PK recently released the Home Video and the event was attended by Aamir Khan, along with Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Although the Home Video will be available in the stores from 16th March, a sneak peek was given into the additional features included like a 70 mins making video, extra cuts and an alternative ending as well.

The cut out scenes seemed pretty good which led us to wonder why they hadn’t been made a part of the final cut. Explaining the reason behind this, Hirani said that the scenes often in themselves seem to be pretty good but when they are taken in context of the movie either dilutes the essence or slows it down. Giving an example of a scene relating to the famous ‘dancing car’, Hirani said that although the scene was his favorite, the placing was such that the scene would occur in between a song which he felt would do injustice to the song. Also, viewers will get to see the ending that ‘could have been’ in the movie. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani added that the ending was changed to make it a happier one – with PK returning back to the earth! Needless to say, the editing process did go on for a pretty long time.

Aamir got pretty nostalgic seeing the making and the deleted scenes and added that he and the makers – in spite of all controversies – still stand by their movie but do apologize if they hurt anyone unintentionally. “”The film has been loved by the majority. Personally I want to say I feel bad if I hurt a single person; that was not my intention at all. What we wanted to tell we told that because it was an important point. But I want to apologize if I hurt people,” Aamir looked pretty chubby having put on weight for his next movie Dangal adding almost 20 kgs. from his PK avatar.

For all those looking for an additional reason to buy the Home Videos, the DVD ( M.R.P: Rs 499) buyers will find packaged in an attractive box a sticker booklet with various ‘PK’ avatars.  This is particularly interesting and thoughtful as a memoire as costumes worn by Aamir Khan in the movie are actually collected randomly from the public. The ‘PK’ Blu-ray ( M.R.P: Rs 899) has the same bonus features like the DVD, in addition it contains a very special keepsake as it provides the true film connoisseur the opportunity to own one piece of the film which is a frame taken from an actual cinema reel.

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Hawaizaada Movie Review http://bollyspice.com/hawaizaada-movie-review/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:53:41 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=97347 As Indians we have always been proud of how our ancestors were way ahead of their times, giving the world some revolutionary concepts and inventions. So ‘Aryabhatta gave the world the number 0’ is often our trademark reply to India being called a backward and third world country in almost any movie. Taking this a bit further is Vibhu Puri’s Hawaizaada based on a theory that an Indian was the first to build an airplane before the Wright brothers did. Marathi manoos Shivkar Talpade (Ayushman Khurana) is a disappointment to his father who has repeatedly failed fourth grade. His father

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Hawaizaada-poster02jpgAs Indians we have always been proud of how our ancestors were way ahead of their times, giving the world some revolutionary concepts and inventions. So ‘Aryabhatta gave the world the number 0’ is often our trademark reply to India being called a backward and third world country in almost any movie. Taking this a bit further is Vibhu Puri’s Hawaizaada based on a theory that an Indian was the first to build an airplane before the Wright brothers did.

Marathi manoos Shivkar Talpade (Ayushman Khurana) is a disappointment to his father who has repeatedly failed fourth grade. His father finally has enough and throws him out when he is taken in by Shastri. Shastri (Mithun Chakraborty) is a scientist who is trying to decode the Vedas to find the answers to the making of numerous inventions which apparently our ancestors have hidden and makes Talpade his assistant. In between working with Shastri and inventing the steam engine, Shivi falls for a tamasha (dancer) girl Sitara Devi (Pallavi Sharda) who is his pillar of support when he tries to make his biggest invention – the airplane or the ‘Hawaijahaj’. This invention however has to be kept a secret from the British as they are hell bent on destroying anything made by the locals – to keep the illusion of Indians being ‘dumb and illiterate’ alive!

The concept is interesting and different however, the director’s treatment fails miserably. Looking like a cross between Hugo and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies, the set looks so unrealistic – beautiful yes, but unrealistic – that the outline of the movie becomes difficult to digest. The dialogues in Marathi seem staged to bring a local feel and the love story keeps taking the focus away from the main storyline dragging the movie.

With respect to performances, each of the actors give their most to their flimsy characters be it Ayushmann, Pallavi (who is better here than she was in Besharam) or Mithun but the person who steals the show in his limited screen time is Naman Jain who plays the role of Shivi’s nephew Narayan. We hope to see more of him in the future.

Overall, the movie looks more like a fantasy come love story which is neither here nor there fully failing to bring out the essence of the main storyline. It’s sad that what could have been a ‘hatke’ and lovely movie turns out to be only a bore.

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Action Jackson Trailer Launch http://bollyspice.com/action-jackson-trailer-launch/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:44:33 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=93083 The creators of Ajay Devgn’s upcoming blockbuster Action Jackson have launched the trailer of the movie on 22nd Oct. Under the banner of Baba Films & Eros International and music by Himesh Reshammiya, this venture is a remake of Mahesh Babu’s Telugu superhit Dookudu. The first impression of the trailer promises a complete entertainment package with everything from drama to dialogues to action for the viewer. Apparently, the Singham Returns star has no qualms in shaking a leg or two for Prabhu Deva and will be seen performing some sleek action and dance steps. The trailer begins with Devgn holding a

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The creators of Ajay Devgn’s upcoming blockbuster Action Jackson have launched the trailer of the movie on 22nd Oct. Under the banner of Baba Films & Eros International and music by Himesh Reshammiya, this venture is a remake of Mahesh Babu’s Telugu superhit Dookudu.

The first impression of the trailer promises a complete entertainment package with everything from drama to dialogues to action for the viewer. Apparently, the Singham Returns star has no qualms in shaking a leg or two for Prabhu Deva and will be seen performing some sleek action and dance steps.

The trailer begins with Devgn holding a sword and performing his signature action sequences with the right punches like “It’s my way or the skyway.” Sonakshi Sinha, his leading lady looked ravishing in her dance sequence with Devgn.

“The kind of style Prabhudeva presented in Action Jackson is a new stuff and am happy to be a part of this film. This is the first time in my career when I did rehearsals before my dance performance in the film. I think Prabhudeva is also a director who knows an actor’s plus point and keeping that point he has utilised my dance talent and gave it a new look. It was fun and I have given my best. Now the audience will decide,” Ajay said during the trailer launch of the film.

This is not the first time when the action-choreographer-director Prabhu Deva is tagging along with Ajay Devgn for a project. The collaborated a few years ago, but the film got shelved. “It was almost 20 years ago when we were both young. But the film got shelved,” Ajay said commenting on the earlier association.

When asked about his body building routine for the role, the Singham Returns star simply said “I don’t have six or eight packs but what Prabhudeva wanted a tough body that I have. As there are many action sequence, I had worked out a lot. A month’s effort was needed. It’s a hard job to maintain a fit body.”

The movie also features Yami Gautam and Femina Miss India Manasvi Mamgai, who is looking forward to make a mark in Bollywood with this venture. Sonu Sood and Kunaal Roy Kapur are also seen in pivotal roles in the film which is slated to hit the theatres on 5th December.

Check out the trailer below for this action packed film!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YubQzbzGHps

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