Archive for July 13, 2009

Sony TvIn the GEC segment, if there is one channel whose performance have been consistent, its Sony TV.  It makes space for every new channel and moves one position down. Nobody bothers, no heads roll and it has been going on like this since last few years.

In the last few weeks, Sony has moved to No. 5 position. Courtesy Rakhi Sawant. 1st-2nd is shared between Colors and Zee Tv. Star Plus is at no. 3, NDTV Imagine has move to No. 4 and Sony is at No. 5. For more numbers, click here.

Recently Sony revamped its programming with shows like Bhaskar Bharti, Ladies Special, Palampur Express and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega but the result was the same. Tonite it launches the reality show Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, the desi version of I’m  a Celebrity…Get me out of Here!

But the big question is…Will it save Sony ? We will get to know tonite. The promos of the show make it look like a fake jungle with tacky production. Its easy to guess that they have shot the promos here. Hopefully the show will look much better.

The format is simple. Survivor meets The Big Boss. 10 celebrities. Malaysia’s Taman Negara National Park. 2 months of adventure. Whoever survives, wins it.

The 10 contestants are Shweta Tiwari (actress), Marc Robinson (model), Aman Verma (actor. host), Akashdeep Sehgal (actor), Anaida (singer), Chetan Hansraj (actor), Ishq Bector (singer), Mona Vasu (actress), Palak (roadies finalist) and Fiza Mohammed (headline hunter. courtesy Chand – A love story). Mini Mathur and Yudi will host the show.

The show goes on air tonite at 22:00 pm.  And every monday to thursday. On fridays, at 9pm. Here is the promo of the show

ram-gopal-varmaBelieve it or not but its  reported in today’s DNA. You can read the full article here.

The film Mujhe Ramuji Se Milna Hai is directed by Adeep Singh and its all about the struggle in the film industry. Casting couch, exploitation ouch and much more. And since the title has Ramu, the maker of the film wanted him to do a cameo and Ramu happily obliged.

The film is about an actor (Proshant Naryannan) from Delhi’s National School Of Drama (NSD) who wants to meet Ramu for a break in Bollywood.

Ram Gopal Varma gave homage to Madhuri Dixit through the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon and now someone is doing the same to him. Though he tried to do the same once by naming his Sholay remake as Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag  and the world knows what happened to it.  Hopefully “Ramu” in the title would not bring any more bad luck!

Hrithik RoshanFirst it was Hrithik Roshan. Then Abhishek Bachchan. And finally its back to Hrithik Roshan.

According to Mumbai Mirror, its confirmed now. Hrithik Roshan will play the lead in the remake of Agneepath, to be produced by Karan Johar and debutant Karan Malhotra will direct it.

After Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish, Hrithik was supposed to work with Vishal Bhardwaj. But now he wants to complete the remake first and then move on to Bhardwaj’s film.  So Vishal have to wait.

Agneepath was produced by Yash Johar and directed by Mukul Anand. Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty and Danny Dengzongpa were the lead actors. Mithun also bagged a national award for this film.

And like us, those of you who are missing the great lines of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, here it is.

Agneepath

 अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ!

वृक्ष हों भले खड़े, 

हो घने, हो बड़े,

 एक पत्र-छॉंह भी मॉंग मत, मॉंग मत, मॉंग मत!

अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ!

 

तू न थकेगा कभी!

 तू न थमेगा कभी!

 तू न मुड़ेगा कभी!

कर शपथ! कर शपथ! कर शपथ!

 

ये महान दृश्य है,

चल रहा मनुष्य है,

 अश्रु श्वेत् रक्त से,

लथ पथ, लथ पथ, लथ पथ !

अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ!

Barack ObamaFirst came out the pic. Online. Then the newspapers picked it up. Next day, it was in the front page of almost every paper. And then the news channels played it in loop. It was the image of the day. Barack Obama getting behind the problem! Impossible!

And now the real story behind the pic. Call it perfect timing of the photographer or something else, but it seems Obama was busy doing something else. Or is it the Disaster Management cell at work ? And Nicolas Sarkozy ? Well, his stand is still not clear. Check out the video.

UPDATE – So, the first pic is clean. Here comes the second one. O-bum-a! Sarkozy still has the same expression! We wonder if its some trap by Sarkozy ?

Barack Obama2

Red Alert - The War WithinAnant Mahadevan is back! The maker of modern day classics like Aksar, Aggar, Anjam, Anamika…jhalak dikhla ja. And this time he is doing something different. Really different. Atleast he is trying to. The first look/trailer of his new film Red Alert – The War Within is out. Its written by Aruna Raje and stars Sunil Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Ayesha Dharker, Gulshan Grover, Seema Biswas, Bhagyashree, Aashish Vidyarthi, Naseruddin Shah and Vinod Khanna.

But whats the point of the voiceover in the trailer…huh ? To make us understand. Never have a trailer been so well spoon-fed to the audience.  Check it out.