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Aladin - Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez & Amitabh BachchanAladin is Sujoy Ghosh’s new film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandes. In an interview to CNN IBN’s Rajeev Masand, Amitabh Bachchan has spoken about the story of Aladin where the lead character is called Aladin Chatterjee (Ritesh Deshmukh). And here is the story according to Big B…..

I must say that the facts of the old story are just there in few places — there is the lamp, there is Aladin and there is the genie, and that’s it. The location is interesting because it’s a make believe though it is contemporary.  

The lamp has been integrated in a peculiar way. Aladin’s parents were looking out for something, which would bring world peace and then it gets lost and they get demolished. He (Aladin) is a weak and timid person in college. He keeps getting bullied by his seniors who are tougher and stronger than him.

He has always led a very reticent and reserved, exclusive life. And he sees a girl in college whom he falls in love with at first sight and needs to communicate with her but he doesn’t have enough courage and energy. The gang that teases him in college is always teasing him because his name is ‘Aladin’and they keep referring to the lamp in a sort of funny and sarcastic manner.

Every opportunity that they get, they either bring a lamp in his face and say, ‘Come on rub it, some genie will come’ or make fun of him. And they (the gang) convince the girl to give him a lamp as a present albeit in a joke but it turns out that the lamp indeed is the ‘magic lamp’and he has to rub it in front of them because they are making fun of him and suddenly a man appears who is a genie and says — I am genie and I have three wishes and I am 5000 years old and due for retirement and these are my last three wishes, so would you hurry and ask them because I need to get back.

And he can’t believe what’s happening to him because all kinds of strange magical things start happening. And eventually he confides that he loves the girl and that he wants her.

The genie says — Ah! that’s the wish. So very tactfully all these two wishes come true and Aladin being sort of a moral person says that he didn’t want it this way and says that if he wanted to win this girl, he would win her through what he was and asks the genie could he make that wish come true for him.

So the genie does that. And through the last wish, Aladin becomes a normal person and through normal means he is able to pursue the girl that he is in love with and how they come together. There is the villianous angle of Sanjay Dutt, who is an ex-genie who is desparate to get the lamp and he knows where it is.

 But he also knows that the genie that has come out, who is oddly named ‘Genious’ is protecting Aladin. There is a little twist there where Sanjay Dutt, who is playing as a ringmaster of a circus has a small element of the lamp with him which is almost like the Superman’s kryptonic, where he would lose all his powers once he sees that. And he (Sanjay Dutt) uses that very tactfully to get to the lamp and steal it and then the climax of how Aladin and genie saves it and eliminates the other.

Hmm. So , its a romantic film with a hero, heroine and villain. The new addition is the Genie! BTW, you can read the full interview here

Director Sujoy Ghosh and music directors Vishal-Shekhar have been twittering for a long time that their new release Aladin has one of the best musical score they have ever done. The music of Aladin is finally out. There are eight tracks in the album, including one by Sanjay Dutt and (Giri giri) Amitabh Bachchan’s name features in the credit list of two songs.

Havent heard the album yet but you can listen to the promo songs of the film here and select “Audios” option at the top panel.

The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandes.

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The first song of Sujoy Ghosh’s film Aladin is out. Its called the Genie Rap. Music is by Vishal Shekhar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh and debutant Jacqueline Fernandes. The film’s release has been postponed from 23rd October to 30th october. Check out the song.


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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.

A new still from Sujoy Ghosh’s film Aladin has been released. Aladin has Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh and newcomer Jacqueline Fernandes in the lead. The pic is from a dance number O Re Sawariya. Music is by Vishal-Shekhar.


LuckOne was “tremendous” and the other “stupendous”.

Test screenings are not common in bollywood. We are all about hiding, too scared, if its bad, then ? Things are slowly changing, better safe than sorry.

But can someone tell the makers of both the films, Luck & Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hain, that test screenings are done to gauge audiences reaction and not for press release or create buzz or any kind of publicity. Its to make the film better and not the film’s publicity better. Also, we wonder what can one/two screenings reveal when the target audience is huge and so diverse.

Luck is produced by Ashtavinayak Films, directed by Soham Shah and stars Imran Khan, Shruti Hassan, Mithun Chakraborty and Danny Dangzongpa. According to this report, the test screening report was “tremendous”. Click here to read our post on the script of Luck. May be we are not the correct target audience for Luck!

Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai is proudced by Nikhil Advani/Mukesh Talreja/Warner Brothers and its the directorial debut of writer Milap Jhaveri (Hey Baby, Naksha, Pyare Mohan, Home Delivery, Lucky, Musafir, Masti, Kaante) and stars Ritesh Deshmukh,  Jacqueline Fernandes & Ruslaan Mumtaz. According to Milap, the reponse was “fantastic” and “stupendous”.

With “tremendous” and “stupendous” reports, hope we will get to see two good films soon. You can read the Indiafm and Mumbai Mirror news reports here & here. Btw, if Nikhil Advani is really giving out his script of Patiala House to readers to get feedback as mentioned in this report, someone please do mail it to us . We will make sure that he gets the most honest feedback!