Archive for July, 2009

Himesh ReshammiyaAnd is it really possible ? Ripley’s Believe it or not! According to this report in Mumbai Mirror, Himesh Reshammiya went through a vocal surgery to get a new voice. WTF!?!? Well, to quote from the report…

Himesh has quietly put himself through surgery a couple of months ago and added one more voice, apart from his nasal voice. He has now become the only singer to have two completely different voices and the new voice will be heard in his forthcoming films. He has already recorded songs in his new voice.

BTW, the report doesnt have any reporter credit. We wonder why ? And reacting to the report, music director Vishal Dadlani  twittered..

Today, i read about someone having vocal-chord surgery to get an extra voice! What dumb faacks write this, and what suckers believe it?

And some more…

Questions re: surgery to get extra voices should be directed to the ‘tards at the m’bai mirror who wrote this crap! Who is this genius doc!?

And now Indiafm has put out a new song from Himesh Reshammiya’s new film Radio and its in his new voice! Woohoo…check it out. Mann ka radio! Surprisingly, Himesh is all quite so far.

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love aaj kal4Will Imtiaz Ali score a hattrick ? Everyone loves his first one Socha Na Tha. Jab We Met gave him box office success. And now the third one – Love Aaj Kal starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor. And who is that Harleen Kaur ?

Post-press screening, we heard mixed reviews about it. Nothing mindblowing. Ok to good to great timepass. Some early reviews are out. Take a look.

Gaurav Malani (Indiatimes) – Love Aaj Kal doesn’t promise much newness in its plot but clicks largely for its casual-n-cheerful presentation – 3/5

Anand Vaishnav (Buzz18) – Love Aaj Kal is not perfect. But in one of Bollywood’s dullest years, this one comes as a refreshing ray of hope. It’s bound to bring a smile on your face. Here’s a film with both head and heart – 4/5

Taran Adarsh (Indiafm) – On the whole, LOVE AAJ KAL is for the young and romantic at heart. Sure, it’s not perfect, but the terrific performances, melodious music and stirring emotional moments more than compensate for the hiccups – 4/5

Raja Sen ( Rediff) – Love Aaj Kal is a harmless, watchable film — sad, because it could have been truly special. It has its moments in the first half, while the second half is an over-melodramatic drag – 2.5/5

Anupama Chopra ( NDTV) – Love Aaj Kal is an above average film with some wonderful moments, nice lines and fine performances. But it’s not as sparkling or engaging as it should have been – 3/5

Rajeev Masand (CNN IBN) – The film in the end is ordinary stuff, watchable but never memorable like the director’s previous efforts, the far superior “Socha Na Tha” and “Jab We Met” – 2/5

Shubhra Gupta (Indian Express) – It’s hard not to warm up to a film which is, at its core, likeable. I just wish I could have liked it more – 3/5

Khalid Mohamed (Aslibaat) – The result is cuts above the kind of movies you’re getting aaj kal. Worth the price of a ticket-cum-popcorn. Make that caramel – 3/5

Minty Tejpal – Though a poignant love story, Love Aaj Kal lacks the joyous, organic soul of Jab We Met, and appears crafted. Nevertheless, Imtiaz Ali shows that he is a top notch director, with an eye for subtle, emotional nuances 3.5/5

Mayank Shekhar (Hindustan Times) – Eventually, a script that starts off supremely crisp, loosens out into climaxes. And a final explanation that while times have changed, only expressions may have altered – 3/5

Baradwaj Rangan – After ‘Socha Na Tha’ and ‘Jab We Met,’ Imtiaz Ali dreams up another winning romance – about love today versus love yesterday.

So far, 2.5 to 4, seems what we heard is right.

And yeah, finally we have got the name of the actress who plays Harleen Kaur! So all you guys who have been googling Harleen Kaur, stop now. She is Giselle Monteiro! And with an intersting name like that, we are more curious. Anybody got any more dope!

aladin webpage

After almost four years in the making, Sujoy Ghosh’s Aladin is finally ready. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandes. The theatrical trailer of the film is out with Love Aaj Kal. And if you havent seen Love Aaj Kal yet, click here to go to film’s website and on the left hand side of the page, select theatrical trailer.

OR you can play the video here.

The first trailer/promo of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Whats Your Raashee is out. It doesn’t say much, doesnt even dare to go close to Harman Baweja. Just gives a glimpse of 12 avtaars of Priyanka Chopra. The film is produced by UTV.

Its based on Gujrati writer Madhu Rye’s novel Kimball Ravenswood. The film revolves around a young Gujarati man (Harman Baweja) who is looking for his dream girl (Priyanka Chopra), whom he must find in 10 days to save his family from an unforeseen ordeal.

So, will Harman Baweja finally get a second life with Gowariker or is Baweja already singing…hum toh doobe sanam, tujhe lekar doobenge!

Dil Bole HadippaAs a friend told us, its Kanaadda yaar, anything can happen! Its mini-punjab. They love dhol-nagada!

So here is anything….Xclusive and first on Fight Club! Yashraj Films’ Dil Bole Hadippa and UTV’s Whats Your Rashi will have their premiere at the Toronto International Film festival.

Dil Bole Hadippa is by debutant director Anurag Sinha and stars Rani Mukherjee and Shahid Kapoor. And if the promo is any indication of things to come, we wold never dare to go to any film festival with DBH. But then, it might be a ticket event, the festival needs stars, bollywood sells in kanaadda and so the dots get connected easily.

Whats Your Rasshee is by Ashutosh Gowariker and stars Piyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja. The first promo is just out. Will soon put it up as a separate post.

Both the films will be in Gala Presentation segment.

Acid Factory is produced by Sanjay Gupta, directed by Suparn Verma and stars Irfan Khan, Fardeen Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Dia Mirza, Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani and Danny Denzongpa.

But what is this teaser ? Only Dhoom-dhaam-dhadaap!

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bollywoodThis post is just Cntrl C + Cntrl V. From the tweets of a rather interesting writer/director. Since we dont want to end his filmy career so soon, we are putting it all here, without giving any credit to him, which he surely deserves. Check out the definitions according to bollywood dictionary.

CEO (noun) – A man who follwed up his 2 year MBA with a 3 week course in film-making.

 – we felt 3 weeks is too long! And so, he redefined it.

CEO ( noun) – An executive who followed up his 2 year MBA with 1 week Syd Field workshop.

We added, two terms that every CEO knows by heart and blabber around always…

1. Plot Point 2. Character Graph

And here is our favourite one!

Creative Head (noun) – A girl/guy who slept with the CEO when she/he attended the 1 week Syd Field Workshop.

The one written with sharp claws –

 Whiz-kid (noun) – A star son, nephew, niece, daughter who makes directorial debut at 25.

Aur yeh to bilkul sach hai…sau fisdi sach….

Screening (noun) – An event organized for the specific purpose of lying.

We added this bit…

Premiere (noun) – An event organized to find out whose lie is the bestest! And you hav to say it without laughing.

The precious one…

Bound Script (noun) – An object that everybody in the industry likes to hold and nobody likes to read.

And from big screen to small screen…

Reality Show – A graveyard where dead careers are resurrected.

Do let us know if you are aware of any other definitions from the dictionary! And thnx Mr Writer/Director…gimme more!