Bollywood Movies

Cash postponed until August 3rd

Written by on July 27th, 2007

Aubhav Sinha’s Cash has had a very hard time getting to the silver screen. There have been battles raging behind the scenes and in the courts. Recently it was reported that the title Cash had to be changed to Anubhav Sinha’s Cash because of these problems. Well now it is back to being titled Cash […]

Perfectionism in Movies

Written by on July 25th, 2007

What was your first impression when you saw the mansion in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, which was supposedly owned by Amitabh Bachchan? Wow, right? Now, let’s get back to our miserly, poor lives and think again. Do these mansions really exist in our lives? We have special expeditions to go see such mansions. The motto […]

Devdas, in two different avatars

Written by on July 24th, 2007

Devdas, a classic work of literature by Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, has already been made into films starring; K.L Saigal, Dilip Kumar and recently Shah Rukh Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s version. Now there are two other versions being developed and both have a new modern treatment to the story. Anurag Kashyap’s Devdas stars […]

Why Anil Kapoor chose Gandhi, My Father

Written by on July 24th, 2007

One of the most talked about and anticipated films in the coming weeks is Gandhi, My Father. Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan and starring Akshaye Khanna as Gandhi’s eldest son Harilal, it is the story of the relationship between Harilal and his father. Anil Kapoor who is producing the film, says the reason he chose […]

Sienna Miller and Dino Morea in documentary about Global Warming

Written by on July 20th, 2007

Sienna Miller and Dino Morea are teaming up for a movie! Well a documentary, but this is still very exciting news. Both Sienna and Dino are part of an organization, the Global Cool project that works toward the goal of awareness and prevention of global warming. They both feel very strongly about this issue and […]

Academy of Motion Pictures Library Requests Namastey London Screenplay

Written by on July 20th, 2007

The script for Vipul Shah’s Namastey London has received a huge honor. The screenplay has been chosen to be part of the Academy Of Motion Pictures Library and will be available as a reference to cinema students. Namastey London starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif was one of the most popular films of 2007. The […]

Complexity Over Simplicity in Movies

Written by on July 19th, 2007

In an age of complex and intelligent cinema, audiences have now started to crave for those simple storylines that once flooded the screens. Now when the world and our very own lives have gotten so complex, it’s beyond our control. It’s a refreshing feel to just go and sit in a cinema and get carried […]

Hollywood Trends

Written by on July 18th, 2007

In recent years, there has been a major decline in Hollywood movies, not in numbers but in the calibre of the movies produced. Sure, movies that are given Oscars at the end of the year are identified as a groundbreaking works of art, but they still do not appeal to the everyday cine-goer. It’s rare […]

It’s Raining Bricks on Cash sets!

Written by on July 18th, 2007

A prankster existing in the industry is common knowledge. However, for the first time, a director was caught being the prank master. Anubhav Sinha, on the sets of Cash, was caught freaking out cast and crew with a fake foam brick that was an identical replica of a real brick. One would have thought the […]

WHAI Demands Early Screening of CDI

Written by on July 16th, 2007

The highly anticipated Chak De India starring Shah Rukh Khan is set for release on August 10th and before it does a group is demanding an early screening of the film. The Women’s Hockey Association of India wants to see the finished product before it is released to make sure that the players are portrayed […]

Hrithik as Rambo?

Written by on July 11th, 2007

When Adlabs signed the outstanding actor Hrithik Roshan to a never before seen 35-crore, three film deal, we couldn’t wait to hear the details. Now finally some of them are coming out. It seems that it took a while for Roshan to ok the deal but now a source from Adlabs says, “Yes, Hrithik’s three-film […]

How can we prove originality in cinema when even the name isn’t?

Written by on July 11th, 2007

Bollywood is a Bad Word. Think of the large Hollywood sign, perched uniquely on a grassy mountain. It’s a signature of their cinema — a symbol of their industry. The term “Bollywood” is generated from Bombay, the capital city of Hindi movies, and (obviously) Hollywood. However, when something is copied it generally loses some of […]

Lack of Originality in Bollywood

Written by on July 9th, 2007

Bollywood is a name that says it all. Time in memorial Indian cinema has been frantically trying to imitate Hollywood. Imitation is not the only issue; throughout the years our cinema has continually assessed its movies by comparing and contrasting to Hollywood movies, movie stars, and music. As if that wasn’t enough, we judge our […]

Atul Agnihotri’s “Hello…” set to release on October 12

Written by on July 9th, 2007

Atul Agnihotri’s new film is based on a book entitled One Night @ The Call Centre by Chetan Bhagat, though the films title will be Hello…. It is story about how the lives of six people, working at a call centre change after they receive an extraordinary call. Agnihotri said that he was drawn to […]

Hema and Dharmendra may be back on screen together!

Written by on July 8th, 2007

It has been 24 years since we have seen “Bollywood’s golden couple” Dharmendra and Hema Malini on screen together as a couple. It is being reported that Pritish Nandy has made this casting coup of the year for his forthcoming feature Hum Aise Hain. The first film for the Dream Girl and Dharam garam was […]

Big B not in Ridley Scott’s Film

Written by on July 7th, 2007

It has been reported that Amitabh Bachchan was approached by Ridley Scott who asked him to appear in his film Body of Lies. Unfortunately, now it seems Big B will be forced to pass the project. Bachchan says, “I had received an e-mail from Ridley Scott. I asked for the script and was informed that […]

Mira Nair’s AIDS Jaago Project

Written by on July 6th, 2007

Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair has joined together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to put the spotlight on the impact of HIV/AIDS. She and three other top directors are making short films about AIDS that will be shown before Bollywood features at theaters. Nair said that a representative from the foundation contacted her and […]

Akshay Kumar and Salma Hayek in a Movie?

Written by on July 6th, 2007

We recently reported that Hollywood International and Creative Designs have set up a partnership to make movies together. The $100 million (Rs 400 crore) deal is set to make 5 movies over the next couple of years. This Bollywood/Hollywood venture is set to take movies onto a new exciting path! Now there is very intriguing […]

Aamir And 11 Lucky Lagaan Fans to play Cricket

Written by on July 6th, 2007

The release of Lagaan on DVD has already been an exciting event and a very successful venture. Now Aamir Khan and Excel Home Videos have another surprise in store for all of us and especially fans of the DVD. They are going to host a cricket match at the Infinity Mall; Andheri West on July […]

Industry Camps

Written by on July 6th, 2007

The idea of industry camps existing, everyone was aware about. However, the existence of these camps intervening with a director’s creative abilities is one idea that hadn’t been thought about, unless one happened to catch Sanjay Leela Bansali’s comment to Karan Johar in the current season of “Koffee With Karan”. Bansali commented to Karan in […]

Shooting Movies Overseas

Written by on July 6th, 2007

Gone are the days when the top banners based their movies in the stunning Indian locales, be it Kashmir, Manali, Darjeeling or wherever else in India. Today if you want to see these locations you certainly will have a hard time finding a recent release that caters for all these scenic pleasures. Instead you’ll find […]

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