Archive for April 29, 2009

bandayehbindaashai220th Century Fox has sent a legal notice to producer-director Ravi Chopra for blatantly copying their film My Cousin Vinny. Chopra is the producer of the film Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai starring Govinda, Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen. Its seems Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai is frame by frame copy of My Cousin Vinny and 20th Century Fox is asking for compensation of 7 crores.

According to Ravi Chopra, they already have the rights of the film and have everything in record. They will reply in a day or two. So, who is the Liar or is it just miscommunication ? Watch out this space. We will keep you updated. And copycats, BEWARE!

Sundance Film lab has announced the names of the 12 particpants who have been selected for the filmmaker and screenwriters lab to be held in june this year.

In the directors list, we spotted a desi name – The Story of Ram/Ritesh Batra (writer/director), U.S.A./India

More details – The Story of Ram/Ritesh Batra (writer/director), U.S.A./India:  A chance encounter over the radio waves leads to an extraordinary friendship between the Prime Minister of India and an ordinary tea vendor, which ends up transforming a nation.

Born and raised in Bombay, India, Ritesh Joginder Batra is based in New York and attends the MBA/MFA dual degree program at the Tisch School of the Arts and Stern School of Business at NYU. In 2006, he was selected for the MAISHA Film Lab, and in 2007 completed the award-winning short film The Morning Ritual. Batra recently worked on a feature screenplay for director Santosh Sivan.

 Some of the films that came out of this lab in the past includes Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Hard Eight, Kimberly Peirce’s Boy’s Don’t Cry, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter Sollett’s Raising Victor Vargas, Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know, Ryan Fleck’s Half Nelson, and most recently Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre and Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer.

Slashfilm has published the names of other participants and their film details. Here is the link.

IIFA 2009@Macau

Posted: April 29, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, News, shit
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IIFA, popularly knows as India International Festival of Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan (or India International film Academy), will be held at Macau this year from June 11-13th.

iifa1So, Whats new ? Well, new location, same old shit, same naachgaana and big fat cheques for Wizcraft ( the organisers) and the Bachchan family. According to gossipmongers, IIFA is a big money making racket and nothing else. It gets all kind of possible support from the host country, almost everything is sponsored, sells tickets at high prices and more money from tv rights. All on the name of promoting indian cinema. Indian cinema ? Just look at the nomination list and its easy to guess what cinema they promote.

Awards ? Who cares! And Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambasador for IFFA…whatever that means!!

If you dont belive in what IIFA stands for, you can check out the nomintion list here. Abhishek bachchan has been nominated in not one, not two but fucking three categories! why cant they just hand him the award ?  Why take so much trouble to announce the nominations ?

Like us, are you guys also ROFL whenever you see the new Vodafone (Hutch) campaign ? If yes, then read on. Vodafone’s last campaign with the pug was a big hit. And if the intial response to their Zoozoo campaign is any indication, its a sureshot blockbuster. Who needs stars to endorse the brand when you have Zoozoos!! Small creatures, big heads and bigger idea.

zoozooAt a time when IPL is on and with so many tv commercials on air, its impossible to get the eyeballs and create the right buzz. So, ladies nad genteman, please put your hands together for Ogilvy India (the brains behind Zoozoo) and Nirvana Films (the production house which executed the plan).

And here is the big question. Are the Zoozoos real or animated ?

Well, we were wrong like everyone else. They are REAL. Yes, real human beings in body suits.

Agencyfaqs has published a detailed story on the making of Zoozoo – from idea level to execution. You can read the article here.

And if you still haven’t seen the Zoozoo tv commercial, then just click on the play button. Its a must watch.