Posts Tagged ‘Theatrical trailer’

Those of you who have been complaining that Konkona Sen is getting repetitive (Luck By Chance, Wake Up Sid), here is something different! Konkona in comic avatar, alongwith actor Ajay Devgan/Devgon and Paresh Rawal. All three national award winners! The film is directed by Ashwni Dhir and presented by Warner Brothers.

The trailer of Leena Yadav’s new film Teen Patti is finally out. Earlier Bachchan had put out the trailer on his blog and the makers were not too  happy about it. More about the fiasco here.

The new promo is bit different from the old one. It seems Ben Kingsley is completely missing or may be, they  think that Kingsleysaab doesnt have much charm on desi audience. The earlier trailer was for the international distributors.

Looks much similar to Kevin Spacey starrer 21 ?

The film also stars R Madhavan and newcomers include Dhruv Ganesh,  Shraddha Kapoor (Shakti Kapoor’s daughter), Siddharth Kher, Vaibhav Talwar and Saira Mohan.

And if you are curious to know more about the film, click here to know the plot/story/synopsis.

KurbaanThe theatrical trailer of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi starrer Kurbaan is out. The film is directed by Rensil D’Silva and produced by Karan Johar.

Click on the play button. Am already head banging to the beats of kurbaan hua (the song starts at 1:45). Have a feel it will rock the charts!

For the poster and synopsis of the film click here.

Milenge MilengeNo pun intended. But Milenge Milenge sounds really weird after Jab We Met and jab they split! And she happily moved on to Saif Ali Khan. The first look of long in the making and long time dabba-band Milenge Milenge is finally out. The film stars Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor and is directed by Satish Kaushik.

Boney Kapoor must be scratching his head to figure out a promotional campaign for this one. And if he manages to get both the stars together for atleast one event, rest assured, his film will make headlines the next day.

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The first trailer of Raju Kumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani is out. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. From the promo, we could not make out anything “Ajab” or “Ghajab”. Looks usual run of the mill romantic comedy with all the bolly masala.

Road, MovieFinally, here comes Desi Cinema Paradiso. No, make that Cinema Para-desi!

The first trailer of Dev Benegal’s Road, Movie is out. The film stars Abhay Deol, Tannistha Chatterjee and Satish Kaushik. The screenplay was selected for the L’Atelier section at the Cannes Film Festival 2006. Its having its world premiere at the ongoing Toronto Film Festival. Deol plays a truck driver who makes a life changing journey across India as he hits the road with  a travelling cinema.

And here is the 2min trailer..

And the synopsis of the film..

A young man’s journey into the unknown becomes the odyssey of a lifetime.

Vishnu, a restless young man, comes up with a plan to save his father’s faltering hair-oil business. It’s madness: an excursion into the unknown, driving an old, decrepit lorry across a harsh but stunning terrain.

His personal journey becomes an odyssey across the mythical Indian landscape as he discovers he’s transporting not just a battered vehicle, but an old touring cinema.

The expedition takes on carnivalesque proportions of endurance as Vishnu confronts a young runaway, a wandering, old entertainer with a bear, a beautiful gypsy woman, corrupt cops and a notorious water-lord.

The key to his freedom is the eccentric collection of films and the two 40-year-old film projectors that lie inside the bowels of the lorry. Like “1001 Nights” if the films are good he gets to live and move on, otherwise he faces death in the isolated countryside.

The road trip is to change the life of each of the travellers, especially that of Vishnu, who discovers life, love and laughter along the Indian highway.

Unnaipol OruvanIts 50 years of Kamal Hassan, on screen! And these days he insists on playing atleast 50 roles in each film of his. They even say, to call him megalomaniac is an understatement! In an interview, when Naseerduddin Shah was asked about his reaction to Kamal Hasaan playing his part in the tamil remake of A Wednesday, he said – why my part ? He should play all the parts! 😉

Jokes apart, this one looks sane. The trailer of the tamil remake of A Wednesday is out. The film is titled Unnaipol Oruvan and stars Kamal Hassan ( In Naseeruddin Shah’s role) and Mohan Lal ( Anupam Kher’s role). We feel its looking better than the hindi one and hopefully they have cut out the dhoom-dhaam-dhadap camera, sound and edit pattern in this one.

BTW, Kamal’s daughters are also involved with the film. Shruti Hassan has composed the music for the film and Akshara has choreographed a promotional video. And Kamal has sung two songs in the film! 

ChintujiRemember those days of IN & AS! When the opening credits of the film would roll with the lead actor’s name and it would come with the title of the film.

When I heard about the film Chintuji (yes, thats the title), I thought the same. Rishi Kapoor IN & AS Chintuji! And yeah, it stars Rishi Kapoor. Am sure there are not many actors who have the luck to have a film by their name or nickname and then get to star in it too!

We love nicknames, or as well call ghar ka naam or kaccha naam. Some of us even have more then one ghar ka naam! Bollywood is no different and the names sound all weird and funny. Bebo, Chi Chi, Lolo, Guddu, Duggu, Chinki, Bonny, Faffy! But then, whats the point of a nickname if it doesnt sound funny and if you dont want to hide it from others! Ghaar ka naam bus ghar ke liye! 

My all time favourite nicknames are Chenta and Penta. Chenta was a friend in school and his brother was called Penta. Poor souls, we used to harass them a lot. Though he tried his best and kept on denying that his name was Chenta. He said it was Chintoo and his brother was Pintoo. But who would listen ? And where is the fun in Chintoo-Pintoo ? The false one became a real name and Chenta-Penta had no choice but to accept it!

Nicknames dont have reason or logic. But it seems Chintuji’s nickname has a story behind it. When Rishi Kapoor was born, his brother Randhir Kapoor used to recite a riddle.

Chote se chintu miyaan, lambi si poonch,

jahan jaye chintoo miyaan, wahan jaye poonch! Bujho to jaano ?

Its a needle and thread. And because of this riddle, Rishi Kapoor was nicknamed Chintu. What a prick! Is that the reason why Rishi Kapoor can be so rude and can fire you for ringing him on his mobile – How can you call on my mobile ? Huh!

The film Chintuji is about Rishi Kapoor, an actor who loves Legs & Pegs and has political ambitions. Its directed by Ranjit Kapoor, writer of films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (D), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na (D), Bandit Queen (D), Mangal Pandey (D) and Halla Bol (D). ( D- Dialogues)

And here is the most interesting bit. If am not wrong, Ranjit Kapoor must be bollywood’s oldest debutant in recent times. We always joke about it, who will break the record! VBala, you listening ? The competition is getting tougher. First it was Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta) at 52. Then Naseeruddin Shah’s directorial debut (Yun Hota To Kya Hota) at 56! And now its Ranjit Kapoor at 61!! Or may be as Dharam Paaji said, its not about age, its about mileage! 

Click the play button to check out the theatrical trailer of Chintuji. Produced by Bobby Bedi, it releases this friday.

AvatarNaam to suna hoga! James Cameron!

Confirmed a pass for 20 mins of Avatar in 3D. But was bit apprehensive about travelling for 90 mins for those 20 mins of Avatar. 90 minutes of travel by taxi, train and auto rickshaw. And then the inner voice woke up and said – fuck you dude, its historic! It has never happened before. Tickets for 20 minutes of any film and you are thinking about it! Your mind should exchange positions with your arse. Atleast the arse would not dare to think. And so I was in front of the screen with James Cameroon introducing the film. He assured that it got no spoiler.

Wow! Super-wow! What was that ? Spectacular. Are they men or machine, real or computer generated ? The screening had five scenes and the theatrical promo of the film. It starts with a briefing to the marines about the mission, getting into the avatar form, the hero in the other world fighting huge creatures (dinosaurs with colourful wings kind), more creatures and meeting the love interest and finally riding one of the dragon like creatures and then the trailer. Its a new world and it looks real!

The only problem with Avatar is the hype. Super-hype! 14 years or so in the making and all that! And so if you land up wondering what earth shattering you are going to see, then its nothing. But if you look at it like a cinema buff and know the real story behind it, Avatar doesnt need explanation. 3D, colours, action, creatures, battle, real or computer generated characters and big canvas…gimme more, gimme blue! And if you over-dissect it like Roger THE Ebert has done, there is no fun!

And the big question – so will cinema no longer depend on actors’ dates ? Its all machines now ? The new Avatar! December 18th will give a clear picture. The world might never be the same again! To understand it better, click here and here. Has all the details about the new techniques and cameras. Know and understand the real stories behind all that jazz!

BTW, if you still havent seen the Avatar trailer online, click the play button.

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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.