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Fuck the Filmfare, Screen, IIFA, GIFA, Stardust, Zee Cine and every XYZ Awards. They are all the same. Tv shows that needs naach-gaana and stars. And so the competition is who sucks better than whom and which star!  Most of them are organised by even management companies who get the stars to do naach-gaana and make sure that everyone gets a fat cheque.

So, here is the real deal – Golden Kela Awards by Random Magazine . Desi Razzies! Pure honesty! 100 percent shuddh!Its the second year of the award. And for a change, we agree with every choice of theirs. Thats rare! Outlook’s Follywood Awards are also good but Golden Kela Awards scores better because they have much better categories.

Worst Film – Kambakkht Ishq

Worst Director – Ashutosh Gowariker for WTF is Your Raashee 

Worst Actor – Harman/Hurman/Harrman/Harmun/Whatever Baweja for WTFYR

Worst Actress – Kareena Kapoor for Kambakkht Ishq

Worst Supporting Actor – Ranvir Shorey for Chandi Chowk to China

Worst Supporting Actress – Deepika Padukone for Chandni Chowk To China

Worst Debutant Male – Jackie Bhagnani for Kal Kisne Dekha

Worst Debutant Female – Shruti Hasan for Luck

Worst Pair – Rani Mukherjee & Shahid Kapoor for Dil Bole Hadippa

When Did This Come Out Award – Deepak Tijori’s Fox

Most Original Story Award – Dil Bole Hadippa copied from She’s The Man

Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award – Sylvester Stallone & Denise Richards for Kambakkht Ishq

Most Irritating Song of the year Award – Pritam for Love Mera Hit Hit from Billu Barber

Most Atrocious Lyrics Award- Sameer for Love Me Love Me from Wanted

Special Awards 

The Lajja Award for Worst Treatment of a Serious Issue – Kabir Khan & Aditya Chopra for New York

The Dara Singh Award For Worst Accent – Abhishek Bachchan for Delhi 6

The Black Award for Emotional Blackmail – Paa

The Insensitivity Award – Chandni Chowk To China

The Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award  – Madhur Bhandarkar

The Critic’s Award of 2009 – Taran Adarsh

Cyrus Broacha, the chief guest of the show was awarded the Cyrus Broacha Memorial Award this year. To read more about the awards, nominations and blogs, click here. And click on the play button to watch a tv report on Kela-ophobia.

Dil Bole Hadippa5Once, she was the smartest actress around. In good boks of all the three Khans – Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir. A rare achievement. Add to that, closeness to Bachchans – both Junior and Senior. And Karan Johar by her side too. What else does an actor needs to stay in bollywood ? Good films ? Naah!

Rani Mukherjee then slowly moved closer to Yashraj Films (Read Aditya Chopra!). Rumours about her marriage to Aditya Chopra started making headlines almost everyday. And now she doesnt have a single film in her kitty! Dil Bole Hadippa was her last bet!

In today’s  Mumbai Mirror Subhash K Jha has analysed Rani’s career with great quotes from people who have worked with her. But none of them have been named. Lets see if we can get the names. You can read the full article here or scroll down. The names to be guessed are in bold.

Though she may not show it, she is a brilliant performer after all, but Rani Mukerji is at the moment the industry’s most disappointed and heart-broken actor.

Rani saw Dil Bole Hadippa! as a comeback vehicle, thinking that cricket bats and bikini tops are a potent blend. Too bad they blended to create a nightmare. Yash Raj Films even had the gall to take this abominable piece of cinema to the Toronto Film Festival this month.

“What were they thinking?,” a reputed filmmaker and Rani’s friend wondered after watching Dil Bole Hadippa! “The basic premise is lifted from the Amanda Bynes 2006 film, She’s The Man. They’ve replaced soccer with some aimless cricket. And Rani? Same expressions, same laughter… She even cries in exactly the same way as she did in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. By the way, is she an exclusive YRF heroine now?”

But even if we let Toronto be, closer home, signs of Rani’s downfall were present for all to see since a long time. Gradually and almost systematically, Rani isolated herself completely from the film industry. Today, she is a far cry from the Ms Congeniality she used to be in her Bunty aur Babli days with Abhishek Bachchan. She used to be everyone’s favourite but that only led to trying to please everybody and Rani is now neither here, nor there. She found refuge in one banner, which the industry is now referring to as her home banner.

Whether Rani is dating Aditya Chopra or not is irrelevant at the moment. Even to her closest friends, Rani has been denying wedding rumours since the last two years. However, the not-so-hushed talks about vexing her co-stars, particularly females, are too frequent and alarming to be dismissed as mere back-biting. The complaints began when she was working on Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. Co-stars talk about how she refused to take instructions even from the veteran director Pradeep Sarkar. “Rani would look bored while Pradeepda would explain the scenes to her. Obviously, she thought she knew it all. That’s a sure-shot sign for any artiste’s downfall,” said an actress.

The growing observations about Rani’s know-it-all attitude were corroborated by another filmmaker who made a fiasco-fantasy with her. “She just wouldn’t listen. When I’d be explaining a scene, she’d look away or look distracted as if I was boring her with my instructions,” said the filmmaker.

Rani’s smug attitude has reached the pinnacle of absurdity with Dil Bole Hadippa!, where the absence of a director is palpable. A senior character actor who has worked with Rani has often said, “A few years ago when we were shooting, a small-time theatre actor was supposed to tease her on the streets as a part of a scene. And guess what. Rani screamed at the actor for doing his job too well.”

Within the precincts of YRF, Rani is secretly called Maalkin or Madam. Outside the banner, Rani is totally seen as a YRF heroine. Even directors like Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who have collaborated with her with rewarding results, have no intention of working with her again. For the lack of a choice a newcomer Anuraag Singh was assigned the task of directing Rani in her self-indulgent trip to aborted glory.

Rani poured her heart and soul into Hadippa and remained confident it would be a historic hit whenever it was released. But history is not made consciously. It just happens. So do Waterloos.

A high-profile director who has fallen out with Rani said, “It’s a pity but YRF’s downward streak coincided with her apparently exclusive association with the banner. They are remaking their own films, whereas Rani needs directors who bring out the new facets in her. And Yash Raj is certainly not doing that. Rani had once said, ‘Why should I look for quality work outside Yash Raj when I’m getting the best roles of my career with them? Am I mad?’”

After Dil Bole Hadippa! the argument, say cynics, will be clean-bowled. For all practical purposes, Rani is now caught in a full-blown mid-career crisis. In the entertainment industry, equations change every Friday. Younger faces have taken over. Today Rani may have her buddies from the industry who meet her like they used to, but no one is in a particular rush to sign her, even if she now decides to look for work outside YRF’s comfort zone.

Hmm. Quite interesting! So here is the list….

1) A reputed filmmaker and Rani’s friend

2) Co-stars / An actress  ( from Laga Chunari Mein Daag)

3) Another filmmaker who made a fiasco-fantasy

4) A senior character actor

5) A high-profile director who has fallen out with Rani

Out of the five, Number 3 seems to be the easiest! Place your bets for other four!

Back with Aao Guess Karein! Instead of putting the question here on the blog, I asked the same on Facebook and Twitter. And now posting all the answers with the correct one. 

Yeah, am serious! If you havnet tried it yet, dont scroll down and think about it. I tried but could not get it. Got stuck at the last word “Hadippa”. Its difficult to score high on YQ (Yashraj Quotient)! Here are some of the intersting answers with the name of the person who translated it….

Heart Says Mohenjodaro – Shekhar

Heart Says Hurry Up Ya – Neeraj

Heart Sings Bony Appa – Shekhar

Heart Tells WTF – Deepak

Heart Says Sha La La La – Vishakha

Heart Says Had Appam – Rony

Heart tells had a cuppa of grief watching this one – Deepak ( I didnt ask for review! )

The Heart Goes Hallelujah – Sakiboy

The Heart Says Hooray – Harneet
Yes, Harneet got it right, almost right, except one word, if I go by the translation given by the makers of the film. Told you, its difficult to score high on YQ! I discovered it while googling some inane stuff. The correct translation is My Heart Goes Hooray! And here is the snapshot of the screen from where I got it!

DBH Eng2

Dil Bole HadippaTwo big releases this friday. Though neither my Dil Bole Hadippa nor my dimaag WANTs anything. Few early reviews are out. Check out!

Dil Bole Hadippa is directed by debutant Anurag Singh, produced by Yashraj Films and stars Rani Mukherjee and Shahid Kapoor.

Anupama Chopra (NDTV)Dil Bole… is worth seeing for the sweetness and charm that Rani and Shahid conjure up. Catch it if you have nothing else going on this weekend – 2.5/5

Sukanya Verma (Rediff) – If you can discount some of the Veer-Zaara inspired cheesiness to follow along with terrible exercises of humour – namely broken Hinglish exchanges (You Kaala bhainslo, yadda yadda) and gems like, ‘Yeh Indian dil hai. Cello tape se nahi Judta and a reaa-llll-yy long climax, your ‘Dil’ might just find enough strength to mutter ‘Hadippa’. Ha, like that’s ever going to happen – 2.5/5

Anand Vaishnav (Buzz18) – It’s a long weekend ahead. And Dil Bole Hadippa is just the kind of movie you will enjoy with your family. This one is an easy watch – 2.5/5

Gaurav Malani (Indiatimes) Dil Bole Hadippa comes as another feel ‘good’ film from the Yash Raj banner but off late audiences have upgraded to ‘better’ narratives – 2.5/5

Taran Adarsh (Indiafm) – On the whole, DIL BOLE HADIPPA is an ordinary fare. At the box-office, the film has some chances in North mainly thanks to the Punjabi flavour. The holidays ahead may help its prospects at plexes essentially, but the single screens will be dull – 2/5 

Rajeev Masand (CNN IBN) – it’s a crushing bore of a film that’s neither thrilling in its cricket scenes, nor entertaining in its humour. What’s it going to take to expect some originality and inventiveness from one of the biggest players in Bollywood? To be honest, dil bole sudharjaa! – 1.5/5

Minty Tejpal (Mumbai Mirror) – For Rani fans, it’s a must watch, the rest can go see Wanted instead – 2/5

Kaveree Bamzai (India Today) – What do you say to a movie which is a cross between Veer Zaara and Chak De! India? With large dollops of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge thrown in? YRF has developed a niche niche now-Punjabi films about sports and involving Pakistan -2/5

Khalid Mohamed (Aslibaat) – Next time around, you do wish the Chopras would show more of Punjab than its mustard fields, dupatta-cholis, trucks and tractors. Till then, this cricket balle balle makes for a fairly engrossing matinee – 3/5

Mayank Shekhar (Hindustan Times) – As an idea, this remains still a full-on film festival designed around the female lead. She is decent. She usually is. But, what is this film? – 1/5


WantedWANTED is directed by Prabhu Deva and stars Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia and Prakash Raj.

Taran Adarsh (Indiafm) – On the whole, WANTED rides on Salman, Salman and only Salman Khan’s star power. A masala film that’s aimed at the masses, WANTED is backed by tremendous hype and hoopla, which will result in the film taking an earth-shattering start at the ticket window – 4/5

Anupama Chopra (NDTV) – Yes, there is plenty here for action buffs, including a ripped, shirtless Salman going on a killing spree in the climax. The rest of us should just steer clear – 1.5/5

Raja Sen (Rediff) – Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like Wanted underscores is how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot need roles that fit – 2/5 

Rajeev Masand (CNN IBN) – For die-hard fans of the star who don’t have a problem with extreme violence and juvenile comedy, this might be a treat. For others though, it’s strictly average entertainment. Carry cotton for your ears and a Crocin for the headache – 2/5

Minty Tejpal (Mumbai Mirror) – In a nation where crooks sit in Parliament and mammoth corruption scandals are made to disappear conveniently, Salman Khan is the real poster bad boy, an Indian icon far truer than most other created ‘brands’ around. So let us celebrate the self-man, instead of constantly denigrating him – 4/5

Kaveree Bamzai (India Today) – The question why occurs to you several times during the movie. Why was it remade in Hindi? Why did Salman work so hard for a film that was so obviously coming after Ghajini had been there and done that? And why did Boney Kapoor spend so much money on making this? – 1/5

Khalid Mohamed (Aslibaat) – Sure, Salman Khan strives to be uber cool;  it’s only because of his star presence that you watch this potty pourri. Otherwise, for most of those seeking three hours of a chill-out at the multiplex, Wanted is about as desirable as bullets-‘n’-guns in your boudoir – 2/5

Mayank Shekhar (Hindustan Times) – The hinterlands will be happy. But what’s the story? Well. That’s what producer Kapoor paid up Rs 12 crore in copyrights for, by the way. Such s**t, better be hit! – 1.5/5

Jaya Biswas (Buzz18) – An out-and-out entertainer, Salman is sure to enthrall you not only with his action but his brilliant dance steps – 3/5

Gaurav Malani (Indiatimes) – There are times when you care a damn for nutrition and want to indulge in some lip-smacking junk food. Wanted is just that recipe. Never mind some extra calories! Try watching it in a single screen – the cheese melts faster there – 3/5

So, its 2.5 for Dil Bole Hadippa and Wanted has scored on both the extremes! 

Dil Bole Hadippa – Not sure how many of you are interested in knowing more about the film, but if you are, do read on.

In short, DBH = Chak De India + Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi! Thats what it looks like from this post. Produced by Aditya Chopra (Yashraj Films), its directed by Anurag Singh and stars Rani Mukherjee and Shahid Kapoor.

The film had its premiere at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. And a blogger Wasabigirl, who saw the film at TIFF has given out all the details about the film on her blog. Every small twist and every plot point of the story. Am sure Yashraj guys will not be too happy to read it. You can read the full post here (including premiere details) or scroll down, after the pics.

Complete story of Dil Bole Hadippa

The film starts out with Veera Kaur (Rani Mukherjee), a hardcore typical Punjabi kudi who is completely obsessed with cricket. She’s so confident of her abilities that she boldly claims that she can hit six sixers in a row, even when a pro pitcher takes her up on the bet. Not only does she succeed in putting the big strong man in his place by hitting all six sixers in a row, she even does so while switching from right-handed batting to left-handed batting! Clearly she is skilled, and as the first song montage Dil Bole Hadippa shows, she is a carefree spirit with very big dreams.

Veera also works alongside Shanno (Rakhi Sawant) and others in a dance troupe that performs regularly. Of course, while they perform, she’s backstage playing cricket with the kids, which is extremely endearing. Most of the time her elders tell her she’s dreaming way too big, but she doesn’t seem to care. She knows that dreams can come true, and for her, they will!

Enter into the story Rohan Kapoor (Shahid Kapoor) and his father Vikram Kapoor (Anupam Kher). Rohan is an accomplished cricket player in England who has lived there for many many years. His mother (Rati Agnihotri) stayed in England while Rohan’s father chose to stay in India and they have remained estranged for all of these years. In this way, Rohan has not returned to India. To get his son back to the land of Punjab, Vikram pretends he’s had a heart attack. Rohan rushes to India, but realizes that his father just wants to spend time with him, since they have been apart for so long. And besides spending quality time, Vikram also has other plans…

You see, Vikram’s close childhood friend, Liyaqat Ali Khan (Dilip Tahil) is from Lahore, Pakistan. To foster peace between the two nations, the friends have set up an annual Peace Cup where a team from Amritsar plays a team from Lahore in a cricket match. It’s all in the spirit of camaraderie, but Vikram and Amritsar have lost 9 times in a row! And now Vikram’s dream is to finally see the Indian team beat the Pakistani team, once and for all. He wants to feel proud again. That’s where Rohan comes in. Vikram asks Rohan to captain the Amritsar team and lead them to victory.

Rohan’s return to India leaves him mostly amused. When he comes across Veera for the first time, her adorably bad English and her defensive patriotism catch him completely off guard. She’s most definitely like no one he’s met before. The scenes between Rani and Shahid are amazing. These two have GREAT chemistry together. I could go ahead and describe their first meeting in more detail, but it’s something you have to see to really appreciate. 🙂

So, as time goes on, Veera finds out that the Amritsar cricket team is holding tryouts for selection. She gets EXTREMELY EXCITED and runs off to become the town’s new batting star. Unfortunately, when she goes to the tryout the security guards and the rest of the men in line scoff at the notion that a woman could play cricket with them. Rani is heartbroken and chastises them for their hypocrisy of revering Goddess Durga yet being unable to respect the women around them.

Veera returns to the dance troupe and is forced to replace the main male dancer in the show, because he’s drunk. In doing so she not only has a spiffy dance number, Bhangra Bistar, with Rakhi Sawant, but she also realizes that she can dress up as a man and possibly fool the cricketers into letting her onto the team! It’s worth a shot, na?

Rani freaks out when she sees that the same foreign jerk who annoyed her, Rohan, is the captain. He’ll figure out it’s her, won’t he?! She stumbles and lies and tells him her name is Veer Pratap Singh. She makes all sorts of bold claims and states that she has never been bowled out in her life. There’s not a man alive who can bowl her out! Vikram doesn’t like her attitude, so he challenges her, ends up bowling her out, and tells Veer to leave. She begs and pleads for a second chance, and Rohan’s father convinces him to give Veer another shot. Veer succeeds in impressing Rohan and is accepted into the team.

Meanwhile, we are introduced to Rohan’s friend from England who has a serious crush on him, Soniya (Sherlyn Chopra). She’s basically there to show off her body in short-shorts and make passes at Shahid’s character, most of which he ignores. 😛

Veer trains with the cricket team and isn’t all that great. Can you blame her? Veer aka Veera is really a girl, so of course she can’t always keep up physically. But Rohan pushes her hard. This pretty much increases Veera’s dislike for Rohan. She sees him as a bossy know-it-all. Anyway, throughout the initial training, we get to see lots of Veer-related hijinks to the song Gym Shim. Rani is pretty adorable as the bizarre Punjabi guy. You just have to see her crazy facial expressions to know what I mean. 🙂

We also get to see some cute flirting and dancing from Rani and Shahid in the song Discowale Khisko. They both can dance so well, yay! And it’s the typical fun Yash Raj number with the gorgeous outfits and tons of background dancers. Oh! And we get to see that Rohan has a thing for Veera. Veera still seems annoyed with him, but Rohan is quite fond of her.

During cricket team practice, Soniya shows up, hoping to ogle Rohan while he’s hard at work (lol, it’s what we were all doing XD). Unfortunately, due to some happenings on the field, Veer ends up tumbling over Soniya and falling on top of her. Soniya thinks that Veer’s trying to get fresh with her, but Veer scoffs at the notion that she would ever want to touch Soniya. Soniya gets pissed and throws her drink on Veer’s face. Veer runs away and Soniya complains about him to Rohan, who runs off to find Veer and talk to him.

Rohan heads off into the change room, calling for Veer. He opens the change room door only to find…a naked Veera?!! O_O (Lol, this part was SO HILARIOUS!!!) Rohan and Veera try desperately and awkwardly to salvage the situation. When Rohan asks what the hell Veera is doing there, she lies and says that Veer is her brother. More insanity and arguing ensues; Rani and Shahid perform brilliantly in a great comedic scene. Seriously, the change room scene is amazing. It’s another one that I can’t really describe, because you have to see it for yourself.

Veera quickly changes back into her Veer avatar, and when Rohan finally finds her, he is all forgiving and sweet. Of course, his reason for suddenly being so nice to Veer is because he just found out that Veera is Veer’s sister, and he wants to make amends. Naughty boy! 😉 Veer lies and says that Veera is probably back at the dance troupe, so they head off together. Veer tries to do whatever she can to get away from Rohan and change back into her regular Veera clothes. She uses the dance troupe show as a diversion and changes back into Veera.

Rohan wants badly to apologize for the things he said to Veera in the change room. She is not willing to relent. But Rohan is not one to give up! As Veera gets on stage and starts performing the show, she gets a big surprise. I don’t really think I can give it away, but suffice it to say that if you’re a fan of filmi references in movies, you’ll love this bit. Shahid and Rani are too cute together! 🙂 So, Veera finally forgives him and all is well in the world again.

The next day during cricket training, Rohan asks Veer if Veera said anything about him the night before (aww!). Veer is confused and asks why Veera would talk about Rohan. Veer then realizes that Rohan is interested in her. It doesn’t sit well with her, so she goes over to talk to Soniya and convinces her to try harder with Rohan. Veer tells Soniya to be more desi and traditional to get her man.

Soniya tries to do just that, wearing a sari and taking Rohan and his father around Punjab for a tour. She kinda fails at being desi, though. 😛 Along the way they run across Veera and the dance troupe truck. Rohan’s father takes a liking to Veera and tells her that if she shows Rohan around Punjab that he might see just how great it really is. Veera is completely fine with showing off the nation that she loves and we are given the very sweet song Ishq Hi Hai Rab. Veera and Rohan spend a lot more time with each other and Rohan becomes more and more comfortable in India.

Veer goes back the next day and tells Soniya to find someone besides Rohan, because, obviously, Veera kinda likes Rohan now. Rohan asks to speak with Veer and says that he wants permission from Veera’s brother to ask her out on a date (double aww!). In another ridiculously hilarious and adorable scene, Veer accepts the proposition and says that Rohan is allowed to ask Veera out.

Time for a cute date with Rani Mukherjee and Shahid Kapoor! Veera shows up looking hip, modern and GORGEOUS, which Rohan loves, but he also tells her that she should just be herself. They share an Indian dinner together and they laugh and generally have a good time. Rohan even goes so far to say that he wants a girlfriend just like Veera and that he has fallen in love with her. After I melted at how freaking GUUUUHHH Shahid is and re-solidified with hearts in my eyes, I got to see Rani’s sweet expression to his confession. Rohan leans in to kiss Veera and although she’s shocked at first, she leans in too…only to be interrupted by the honking horn of the dance troupe truck. Her ride is there to pick her up and the date is over. Their romancing will have to wait until the cricket match is over!!

Now, describing the cricket match is hard for me. I understood exactly what was happening while I watched it, but I’m not so well-versed in cricket that I could explain it in retrospect. So you’re going to have to bear with my vagueness.

Rohan’s mother comes down from England to see the match. This also allows her and Vikram to reconcile a bit. You know, it’s a Yash Raj Film, tied up loose ends and all that. The game starts off with India fielding and Pakistan bowling. Rohan is an excellent bowler and the Indian team is hitting wickets left right and centre. Not to mention that Veer catches a ball before it can reach the outer field. The rest of the cricket team is rejoicing at the auspicious start that they have and the boys dog pile Veer. In the process, Rohan ends up with one of Veer’s contacts in his hand and realizes that Veer was actually Veera all along. He hands her back the contact, but the look in his eyes says it all. He’s furious.

After this point, the Indian team falls apart. They had been doing excellently, but suddenly Rohan can’t bowl at ALL anymore. He’s completely distracted and the batsmen take full advantage. Even Veer is unable to catch the balls while fielding. After 10 overs Pakistan ends with a score of 213, which is pretty un-freaking-believable. The announcers admit that, once again, India is pretty much screwed.

Back in the change room, Veer attempts to explain to Rohan why she lied, but Rohan will have none of it. He’s angry and hurt and honestly thinks that Veera used him, in the romantic sense, so that she would stay in his good graces and on the team. Veera is shocked and upset but Rohan just won’t listen. Rohan dismisses her from the team and India starts off batting without their star batsman.

The first few overs of batting are a complete mess. Rohan is basically keeping the team alive, because the rest of his team are pretty terrible at batting. The whole game seems hopeless and Veera sits solemnly, neither watching the game nor leaving the stadium. Rohan’s father, who walked in on the argument Veer and Rohan had in the change rooms, knows that Veera was actually Veer. He convinces Rohan to let her back onto the team, as she is the only hope.

Veer gets back on the field and the duo of Rohan and Veer get into the groove. Rohan claims that he only called Veer back for his father’s sake, and not for her sake. Veera understands and admits to herself that she is not batting for herself, but for Rohan’s sake. They continue on triumphantly, closing the impossible gap between India and Pakistan.

One of the Pakistan players accidentally trips Veer during a run and she ends up injuring her arm badly. Rohan rushes to her side and quickly calls the medical team. They say that her arm is broken and that she cannot bat, but Veer is adamant that she will keep going, regardless. Rohan gives her an appreciative nod.

The Pakistani bowlers are shocked when Veer switches over from right-handed batting to left-handed batting and is still able to bat reasonably well. We are given many a dramatic moment after that (seriously how am I supposed to explain this? ;)) and finally the Indian team wins! Not that any of us was surprised.

They are all freaking ecstatic and Rohan is about to be awarded Man of the Match. He’s happy too, but he knows there’s still something left for him to do. He grabs Veer’s hand and brings her to the stage with him. Rohan announces that he was not the Man of the Match and that, really, the man of the match wasn’t a man at all! He takes off Veer’s turban, facial hair and contacts to reveal that Veer is actually Veera. People are pretty pissed off.

Veera sees that everyone is angry with her and that they can’t believe a *gasp* WOMAN has beaten them. Or played with them. Deceived them! So she steps up to the microphone to knock some sense into everyone. In the usual dramatic flair of Bollywood movies, we get an emotional speech about equality, ambitions, perseverance and dreams. The women watch with a knowing look on their faces while the men look on in shock. But Veera’s words are strong and true. By the end, they are left standing silently until the captain of the Pakistani team starts to clap. One by one the crowd begins to cheer for Veera Kaur and her amazing achievement. She not only kept up with the men, she surpassed them!

We are left with a very happy ending with the team lifting the trophy and Veera and Rohan reuniting. Your typical Yash Raj film, but just as satisfying as you would expect. To top it all off, we get to see an extremely hot Shahid and Rani in the video Hadippa The Remix as the credits roll by.

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.

The theatrical trailer of Rani Mukherjee  & Shahid Kapoor starrer Dil Bole Hadippa is out. Have a look.

Dil Bole Hadippa is a romantic comedy set in Punjab and it’s a story of a girl who disguises as a man to fulfil her dreams. The film is directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Yash Raj Films. Dil Bole Hadippa is slated to release on 18th September 2009.

We just have one question – Is there anything more in Punjab & Punjabi culture, naach-gaana, balle-balla that we dont know ? That we must know now! That Yashraj will tell us! Arrrrggghhhh.