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Movie Fired Featuring Rahul Bose | Preview

Posted by Deepak Shetty on May 1, 2010

Sex and Nudity are the hottest subject whether to write, speak or ban…and the film industry is the place where such controversies on script take place everyday. There are ‘n’ numbers of critics who point out flaws and we don’t get to see a good movie or sometimes it is better not to see it…

iDream Productions supernatural flick – “Fired” featuring Rahul Bose with sizzling British model Militza Radmilovic Directed by Sajit Warrier , have run into trouble with the censor board.

The promos of the movie have been deemed inappropriate to be aired on television. The reason given by the Censor Board was that there was too much blood and gore as well as nudity in a certain scene in the film.

According to Cable television Network (Regulation) Act, TV promos with A certificate cannot be aired on any Indian channel. The producers have been given an A certificate for the promos even after they removed nudity and toned down the violent scenes from the promos.

Rahul Bose, who stars in the film, feels the Censor board has forgotten to take things in the right context. “I feel we have a misplaced sense of censorship. What I feel is gory or vulgar, somebody else might not. Even for the sex scene, I feel people are more mature now and so self-censorship should be the key.”

The movie is about Joy Ahluwalia (Rahul Bose) who is the CEO of the company at the H.W.L.S head office in London. As the world faces the economic crisis the company is no exception and is smacked by the situation adversely. To overcome the situation and prove oneself , Joy decides to fire more than half the employees amongst these employees is also a lady manager Ruby (Militza Radmilovic), with whom Joy has been having an affair since long  But this affair was distracting him in his personal and professional life.

After a tiring day with loads of work and sniping off the employees, Joy prepares himself for board meeting and to prove his ability. However Joy soon realizes and gets an intuition of some supernatural force in his office. This makes Joy’s living horrifying and his spending of time in the empty office becomes grisly. He soon realizes the reason for the trauma being his deed of firing the employees and it’s their curse that has been turning office into hell.

The producers were advised to remove the nudity and tone down the violent scenes. Even after that, Vinayak thought the promo still deserved ‘A’! This has now upset the film-makers.

Meanwhile, the blood splattered posters of the film, with Militza’s amply exposed cleavage, are grabbing a lot of eyes nowadays.

So folks all we can do is, let’s await a watch!

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Gutur Gu India’s first silent comedy on SAB TV

Posted by Deepak Shetty on March 5, 2010

SAB TV India’s leading family entertainment comedy channel is coming up with a breakthrough concept in TV shows-Indian Television’s first silent comedy show titled, ‘Gutur Gu’, starring the beautiful Sheetal Maulik and the versatile Sunil Grover as the main lead along with Nayan Bhatt, Bhawna Balsaver, Jaidutt Vyas and K.K.Goswami. This one of a kind silent comic series is set to air Every Friday starting March 05, 8.30pm on SAB TV channel.

Gutur Gu is a simple story of a family with adorable and charming characters. This high speed silent series is based on a character called Balu, a simple, innocent and super enthusiastic character who invariably manages to get into misadventures in his otherwise dull and routine life. Balu somehow succeeds in turning even mundane situations into indigenous adventures.

The episodes feature a series of incidents and confusions that follow in everything that Balu does, as he invariably manages to get into misadventures. He also has a body builder neighbor who troubles and beats him up. However, Balu somehow succeeds to turn even mundane situations into indigenous adventures.

The show is being produced for SAB by Mr.B.P.Singh of CID and Aahat fame and is being directed by Prabal Barua.

So join the SAB family, sit back, relax and enjoy the half an hour of India’s first silent comedy show ‘Gutur Gu’ every Friday, starting March 05 2010, 8.30pm only on SAB. Indeed Aasli maaza sab ke sath.

To get more updates join the facebook fanpage : Gutur Gu

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Mumbai Cyclothon India’s Biggest Cycling Event

Posted by Deepak Shetty on February 24, 2010

The Salman Khan Foundation launched India’s first ever international cycling event, ‘Mumbai Cyclothon – Tour De Mumbai’ which was held at Bandra Reclamation, received tremendous response, with enthusiasts from all walks of life such as International cyclists, National cyclists, Amateur cyclists, Cycling aficionados, Working professionals, Housewives and School children participating, thereby adding colour and fervour to the whole experience. Organized by Sport18, the sports marketing division of the Network18 group and ID Sports – a sports management company, the event also witnessed participation from a host of celebrities, government officials, officials from International Cycling Union (UCI), Cycling Federation of India (CFI), Maharashtra Cycling Association (MCA) and Corporates.

“The main aim of promoting cycling through the Being Human Tour De Mumbai – Mumbai Cyclothon is to bring professional international cycling to India. Moreover it’s the best and easiest way to keep your heart healthy and fight the increasing risk of heart diseases that seems to be plaguing our people at a very young age”, said Dr. Akil Khan, Chairman and Managing Director, ID sports, adding a health and fitness dimension to this event. On this occasion, ID Sports launched India’s first healthcare online portal, Topdoctorsonline.com that intends to enable rural India to have access to the best doctors in the country through the portal.

In addition to TI Cycles as the title sponsor for Mumbai Cyclothon, various other Corporates extended their association and participation in the event. Some of leading brands from corporate India namely Provogue, Union Bank of India, ICICI Lombard Health Insurance, Tata Group, Gitanjali, Reebok, Gatorade, Nature Valley, Volini, Nokia, Lilavati, Times of India, Bisleri, Gold’s Gym, Trident, MTV, CNBC-TV18, CNN-IBN, Bright Outdoors, Lilavati Hospitals, Topspin and John Gloster were on-board as partners.  The KBS foundation in an indication of its support to cyclothon organized a Car-Free Day at Carter Road today. Partners like Red FM, Cinemax, Reebok and Café Coffee Day in the lead up to the event engaged with their consumers through in-house promotional activities.

Note: Being Human, The Salman Khan Foundation is a trust set up by Salman Khan for helping the cause of the underprivileged. The foundation has two focus areas education and healthcare. Being Human was started by Salman Khan by investing his own money. In order to increase the reach and corpus of the Foundation, Salman Khan  has  undertaken  initiatives  such  as  Being  Human  art  and  Being  Human merchandise.   Proceeds from the sale of art and merchandise support Being Human, the Salman Khan Foundation.

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McDowell Signature Indian Derby 2010 – Unparelled Glamour and Jaw-Dropping Rendition …

Posted by Deepak Shetty on February 17, 2010

I witnessed the Richest Individual Sporting Event in India with an over Rs 2 crore prize purse. The event was on 6th and 7th of Feb’10, at Mahalaxmi racecourse.

I was all the most excited cos’ I had never been to a derby all my life, being from a middle class family , I thought these things were a class apart. However, it was not too late to change my perception. Fortunately, I got an invite from one of my colleagues and witnessed the most wonderful, classy, bold, powerful and the most stylish event. It was rocking!

The custom-designed 16000 sq ft air-conditioned hanger hosted all the performances and entertainment acts 2010, including carnival bazaar, flea market, Spiritz & More, etc. The crowd was cheering the racers, the racers were speeding up for a win, the glitters and glamour of the well choreographed Fashion show was top of the world. Glen Jackson indeed revived memories of the great showman Michael Jackson, and internationally-acclaimed vocalist ‘Kaiya’s’ tribute to Tina Turner lit up the show.

The electrifying confluence of sport, fashion, fun unparallel glamour, high-energy excitement and jaw-dropping rendition was truly a feel good experience

Friends’ I must say it was a definitely world class bold and stylish event celebrated by McDowell Signature Indian Derby ‘2010.

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Harishchandrachi Factory Worth a Watch

Posted by Deepak Shetty on February 13, 2010

Director Paresh Mokashi deserves a pat on his back for making such a low budget film Harishchandrachi Factory with such great actors, and such interesting direction.

Harishchandrachi Factory traces Phalke’s journey to making his first film, and the hardships he faced while doing it.

As an average Indian I would identify Dadasaheb Phalke as the first Indian to make a feature film (Raja Harishchandra) and as many others I also knew about the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award which is instituted for lifetime contribution to cinema. But beyond that not much has been commonly known about the life and times of the father of Indian cinema. So almost a century after the first Indian film was released in 1913, comes a film on what went into the making of that film. It amazes how an idea as basic as this remains untouched by any storyteller so far. The uniqueness of this brain wave is efficiently exploited by debutante writer-director Paresh Mokashi who reintroduces Dadasaheb as Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, a common man with uncommon vision in Harishchandrachi Factory.

The film works largely because of the compelling and convincing portrayal of Dadasaheb Phalke by Nandu Madhav. As an eccentric, workaholic man bursting with confidence, he is extremely poised and confident in his performance. I’m must say he is just been amazing all throughout the film. Vibhawari Deshpande as Phalke’s wife and support system is equally efficient. The two boys playing their sons are good enough while the supporting cast lends adequate support. I’m highly impressed by the lady “Vibhawari Deshpande…she’s done full justice to the character, hats off’ for her patience and support. Dadasaheb was really lucky to have a better half like her, the entire credit of his success goes to his wife and his children…It’s truly said behind “Every successful man there is a women.” There is no better example then this. This movie is a tribute to Indian cinema and Dadasaheb Phalke.

This movie is worth a watch. It is motivational and an exclusive treat to the viewers.

Harishchandrachi Factory is an institution in itself.

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Ishqiya starring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan

Posted by Deepak Shetty on January 19, 2010

Ishqiya, the much-awaited debut by director Abhishek Chaubey, starring Naseeruddin Shah (Khalujan) & Arshad Warsi (Babban) the movie is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. Two thieves are on the run from their boss, Salman Shahid (Mushtaq).They seek refuge with an old friend but instead meet his widow Vidya Balan (Krishna) . As they plan their escape, their time spent together draws the duo to her, Khalujan with his vision of old-fashioned love and Babban with his lascivious heart.

•    Naseeruddin Shah … as Khalujan/khalu. 51-year-old Khalujan is a pure romantic at heart. He is a bit of an odd cookie in the world of crime. Sure, he has a sharp mind and body and has been toughened up over the years living in the world of guns and gangsters; yet, he is very emotional and tender at the core.He wants to go back to his village and wants to settle down in a quiet, peaceful country life existence.Only, life had other plans for him. Love happens to him. Krishna happens to him.
•   Arshad Warsi … as Babban Hussain. 32-year-old Babban is in more ways than one, the antithesis of the kind of man his uncle is. If Khalujan is all heart and soul, Babban is all flesh and blood. He is hot-blooded, lustful and scoffs at the idea of true romantic love. Babban is cynical, indifferent to finer things in life and tough as nails. Through the course of the film, Babban discovers what it is to love and to be betrayed. It makes the dormant softer side of him come alive. Perhaps for the first time in his life, Babban cares, for Krishna.
•    Vidya Balan … as Krishna Verma. 30 years old, femme fatale, small-town girl, mysterious woman and forgotten widow: Krishna is a bundle of contradictions. She was seen as a woman madly in love, as an object of desire, as a vision of purity and she engaging herself in a lustful bout with another man.

Its even been said that the medium-budget flick made female audiences at a focus group screening uncomfortable. As a result, parts of the film were re-shot. Lets hope the movie is as great as its promos and songs and is a complete entertainer even after being re-shot!!!

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Hope ‘Luck’ turns to be Lucky for Imran and Sanjay Dutt…

Posted by Deepak Shetty on June 19, 2009

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Luck is written and directed by Soham Shah same guy who directed Kaal. Its Produced by Dhilin Mehta. It has Shruti Hassan debuting opposite Imran  daughter of Kamal Hassan & actress Saarika.  Shruti Haasan is a real-life singer . Infact Shruti will be singing in Luck . The film also stars Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kishan, Neha Oberoi, Rati Agnihotri, Chitrashi Rawat and Snita Mahey. The music of the film has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman.

The movie is a hard core action-adventure drama. Sanjay Dutt plays a don while Mithun Chakraborty will be seen as a retired major. Imran has a lot of fighting sequences in the film and most of it includes martial arts, jumping off a plane and landing on a moving train; an underwater adventure featuring Imran, Shruti Haasan and Sharks; Sanju Baba running towards a fast moving train — ‘Luck’ promises to be The Ultimate Action Movie! . So Hope LUCK turns to be Lucky for the entire star cast .

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Will Kites Fly High For Hrithik???

Posted by Deepak Shetty on March 13, 2009

kitesmovie1Kites bought by Reliance Big Pictures for almost Rs 150 crore. A Collaboration between Mexican and Indian industry with crew assistance from Hollywood,  and a vision to go global “Kites” is all set to enthrall the audiences when it releases next June 2009. The film is produced by Rakesh Roshan, directed by Anurag Basu soundtrack produced by Rajesh Roshan . Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori and Kangana Ranaut in Kites play the lead role . Film has been made in two versions — one for the Indian market, the other for the overseas market. This film has an appeal not only for Indian viewers and NRIs, but also for an international audience. The Indian version has more Hindi dialogues, while the overseas one has more of English.

hrithik_kitesCast & Crew :

Hrithik Roshan : Jay, Barbara Mori : Natasha, Kangana Ranaut : Gina , Luce Rains : Bounty Hunter, Steven Michael Quezada : Cop, Nicholas Brown : Tony, Kabir Bedi : Bob, Anand Tiwari : Robin, Dave Colon : Mexican Policia, Yuri Suri : Jamaal, Ronald : Railyard, Hamilton : Worker, Clark Sanchez : Bounty Hunter. Directed by: Anurag Basu, Story : Rakesh Roshan Screenplay : Anurag Basu , Robin Bhatt , Akarsh Khurana, Music : Rajesh Roshan, Choreography : Flexy, Costume Design : Suneet Verma, Stunts : Edward A. Duran, Other Crew : Dante Cardone – Chief lighting , Wade Whitman – Location Mgr

Hrithik as (Jay ) plays a dance instructor a smart Las Vegan boy, who romances with two women and mori_barbara_kiteswanders around like a kite. Barbara Mori as Natasha Mexican night clubdancer who travels through India and while there she meets and falls in love witha salsa teacher. However, their love is not accepted because of their cultural differences. So they plan to marry, but when the family learns she instead is running away with Hrithik. The two love, fight, romance, argue, and makeup like 2 kites entangled together.  And eventually one day one of the kite flies away. Kangana Ranaut as Gina plays the spoilt rich brat, who is accustomed to get her whims and fancies fulfilled., who is Hrithik’s student, is madly in love with him and can go to any extend to get him to love her back . The plot is filled with adventure, romance and ofcourse dance.

The recent buzz is that a debut song sung by Hrithik in Kites in English for this film & Kangana has take up ballroom dancing. Lets hope like this year Hrithik bags all the awards .

Courtesy : hrithikrules, Google

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WINNERS OF 54th Filmfare Awards 09

Posted by Deepak Shetty on March 1, 2009

54th filmfare awards 09Filmfare Awards Ki Raat also considered as an award night equivalent to Oscars. It is considered one of the prestigious awards in the Indian film industry. Its 54th Filmfare Awards 2009 held on 28th February Hosted by Imran and Ranbir at Yash Raj Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. Here’s the list of Winners at the 54th Filmfare Awards 2009:

Best Film – Jodha Akbar
Best Director – Ashutosh Gowarikar (Jodha Akbar)
Best Actor – Hrithik Roshan – (Jodha Akbar)
Best Actress – Priyanka Chopra – Best Actress (Fashion)
Lifetime Achievement Award – Om Puri & Bhanu Athaiya
Best Music Director – AR Rahman (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Best Story – Abhishek Kapoor (Rock On)
Best Supporting Actor – Arjun Rampal (Rock On)
Best Supporting Actress – Kangna Ranaut (Fashion)
Best Playback Singer (Male) – Sukhwinder Singh (Haule Haule – Rab Ne Bana De Jodi)
Best Playback Singer (Female) – Shreya Ghoshal (Singh is Kinng)
Best Debut (Male) – Farhan Akhtar (Rock On) & Imraan Khan (Jaane Tu)
Best Debut (Female) – Asin (Ghajini)
RD Burman Upcoming Talent – Benny Dayal (Ghajini)
Best Costumes – Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Best Background Score – AR Rahman (Jodha Akbar)
Best Cinematography – Jason West (Rock On!)
Best Editing – Amit Pawar (Mumbai Meri Jaan)
Best Choreography – Longinus (Jaane Tu)
Best Lyricist – Javed Akhtar (Jashn-e-Bahara, Jodha Akbar)
Best Sound Design – Vinod Subramanyam (Rock On)
Best Visual Effects – John Deitz (Love Story 2050)
Best Action – Peter Heinn (Ghajini)

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SMILE PINKI A REASON TO SMILE FOR INDIA AT OSCARS

Posted by Deepak Shetty on February 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire filmed in India and directed by Danny Boyle won 8 Oscars out of 10 nominations a moment to celebrate but along with it another films in the running for the ‘Best Short Documentary’ “The Final Inch & Smile Pinki” .

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Smile Pinki won an Oscar is a 39 minute short film in Hindi and Bhojpuri directed by Emmy producer Megan Mylan which also made us equally proud . Smile Pinki is a story of  a six-year-old girl named Pinki living in Dabai village of Uttar Pradesh who cannot go to school because of her cleft lips. Documentary traces Pinki’s journey from being ostracized to being treated like a normal girl after a social worker Pankaj helped her undergo free surgery.

The Final Inch by Irene Taylor Brodsky and TomGrant. Once again, set in india, this documentary deals with the protagonist Muhammed Gulzar’s battle with polio .

Lets hope along with indian based movies even movies directed by indians are equally appreciated at the Oscars in the coming years.

List Of Oscar Award Winners :

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Sean Penn, MilK
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Song: A.R. Rahman for Jai Ho penned by Gulzar Slumdog Millionaire
Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Sound Mixing: Resul Pookutty (India), Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke Slumdog Millionaire
Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Documentary: Smile Pinky
Best Foreign Film: Departures (Japan)
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis
Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
Animated Short Film: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Costume: Michael O’Connor, The Duchess
Art: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Animated Short Film: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Live Action Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sound Effects: Dark Knight

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