Thursday, October 18, 2007

AAJA NACHLE Music Clippings (Madhri Dixit): Exclusive!!

I am quite sure that I am the first to bring you this post. No more self-promotion. Yash Raj Films' Madhuri Dixit-starrer AAJA NACHLE's soundtrack has just been released. It's here for the first time. Too tired to elaborate about this films.

Earlier posts here:

So here it goes. I think it's pretty good. Will grab the CD today.

1. Aaja Nachle
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan

2. Ishq Hua
Singers: Shreya Ghosal, Sonu Nigam

3. Show Me Your Jalwa
Singers: Richa Sharma, Kailash Kher & Salim Merchant

4. Ore Pia
Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

5. Soniye Mil Ja
Singers: Sukhvinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan & Madhuri Dixit

6. Is Pal
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

7. Koi Patthar Se Na Maare
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam

8. Dance With Me
Singer: Sonia Saigal

9. Nachle (Reprise)
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan & Marianne

Note: The Audio files included here are for demonstration purposes only and are mere clippings of the entire songs. They are not meant to infringe any copyright or patent whatsoever. You are strongly encouraged to buy the music unit if you want to listen to the songs.

Monday, October 15, 2007

AAJA NACHLE Theatrical Trailer (Madhuri Dixit!!)

It's pretty much a record by now. First I gave you the wallpaper, then the first theatrical teaser, then the music listings. It's the turn for the first theatrical trailer now. Of course, we are talking about Madhuri Dixit's less-hyped comeback film AAJA NACHLE.

This is a Yash Raj movie. If this is irking you a bit, this movie has been written by Shahrukh Khan's Chak De! India writer Jaideep Sahni. The lyrics are by Sahni and Piyush Mishra. Music by Salim-Sulaiman. Director is Anil Mehta. Okay, no more crew listing. Straight to the promo.

The promo kicks off with a nostalgic narration by Madhuri. It shows us an almost-destroyed open-air theater. Gradually we are informed that this is Ajanta theater located at Madhuri's hometown. It's the place, we know, that nurtured Madhuri. It taught her dance, it taught her songs. 'Twas the place when there were all friends of Madhuri. Meanwhile we see some supposedly old-day shots with a beautiful Madhuri dancing and laughing. It's the place that gave her the life to live. Cut to present, the people there are doing nothing but ruining the heritage of Ajanta. But, now, supposedly U.S.-returned Madhuri won't let that happen. Clap!

Then enters the central theme of the film. We see Mads dancing practically everywhere in her town with almost everyone. She is trying to infuse laughter and entertainment into the dark, gloomy, morbid lives of people there. She is trying to make them happy. But the conservatives don't want a change. A puritan Kunal Kapoor threatens Madhuri that he won't let it happen a la song-n-dance culture of America to be brought in the small town. There is a hesitant like Konkona Sensharma since she has never ever danced in her life. There are aspirants like Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey who will do anything to be a part of the cultural program.

Meanwhile, some impressive shots of Madhuri dancing in the town with kids and adults plays out with the breezy track Show Me Your Jalwa in the background.

In the final minute of this 150-second trailer we see Madhuri challenging a head-honcho of the town that she will make everyone in the town dance. Claps again! Then we hear the title song in background with some shots of rehearsals, wars, burning cars, fighting people, sad faces and of course, some people destroying theatre sets-- everything captured beautifully by DoP Mohanan (Don '06) .

Whoa! A load of promise there. Firstly, a MADHURI film. Then, thankfully and courageously, no lead opposite male actor. Plus, perhaps, a compelling story. It makes a lot of self-reference. Perhaps for the first time in a mainstream Bollywood film we see a background of theatre, play and opera. Not many films are out there which are about song and dance with the help of it. A promising cast out there. The small towns are largely ignored in Bollywood. It's probably the first film we see where the topic of moral 'regulation' of arts and culture has been touched.

And there's one smile to mesmerise the entire nation. SHE is back.

I wager this film will rock for me if for none else. 11/30/2007, where art thou?

Do post comments after watching this. And rate!

How will you rate this trailer?
Beyond Superlatives 5
Awesome 4
Very Very Cool 3
Okay 2
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Friday, October 5, 2007

Charles Foster Kane starts blogging!

This is a great pleasure to inform you that my best friend, who is known in the blogging community by the pseudonym Charles Foster Kane aka Antonio Ricci has finally started his own blog. He will rock! He also tells about my contribution here.

His site is:

AAJA NACHLE: Music Preview (First!!)

Please don't be surprised that I have done it so fast! Even I'm not. It's become a habit now. Okay, maybe I am over the skies now. Let's come back. The exclusive track listing of Madhuri Dixit's till-now-less-hyped comeback vehicle, AAJA NACHLE is here! This is produced by Yash Raj Films. I gave you the teaser sometime back. Needless to say, this Yashraj film is produced by Yash & Aditya Chopra. The combos of Chak De India are here: Jaideep Sahni (writer and lyricist) and Salim-Sulaiman (music). So, we may hope that it will rock. Let's see the list now. It does promise a musical treat.

1. Aaja Nachle
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan

2. Ishq Hua Hi Hua
Singers: Shreya Ghosal, Sonu Nigam

3. Show Me Your Jalwa
Singers: Richa Sharma, Kailash Kher & Salim Merchant

4. Ore Pia
Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

5. Soniye Mil Ja
Singers: Sukhvinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan & Madhuri Dixit (definitely it will be a speech!)

6. Is Pal
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

7. Koi Patthar Se Na Maare
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam

8. Dance With Me
Singer: Sonia Saigal

9. Nachle (Reprise)
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan & Marianne

So, go for it!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG Songs: First! and Exclusive!!

Fwee! I have done it once again! This time I'm the first on the blogging/ internet community to bring you the exclusive track listings of the next Yash Raj Film LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG - JOURNEY OF A WOMAN. This is the first time Yashraj is co-producing a film with an outsider. This film is directed by Pradeep Sarkar of Parineeta fame. It's produced by Aditya Chopra and Sarkar himself. This film stars Rani Mukherjee in the lead role. It also has Konkona Sensharma, Anupam Kher, Kunal Kapoor, Jaya & Abhishek Bachchan and Hema Malini in a special appearance.

LCMD-JOAM has six tracks altogether. Lyrics are written by Swanand Kirkire and music composed by Shantanu Moitra. Only the title song is not from the original sound track. Music Composed by: Roshan, Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi. It's a very popular old Hindi song.

Click on the each link to hear the songs:

1. Hum To Aise Hain
Singers : Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Swanand Kirkire & Pranab Biswas

2. Zara Gungunalein Chalo
Singers : Babul Supriyo & Mahalaxmi Iyer

3. Chunari Mein Daag
Singers : Shubha Mudgal & Meeta Vashisht

4. Ik Teekhi Teekhi Si Ladki
Singers : KK & Shreya Ghoshal

5. Ehi Thaiyaa Motiya
Singer : Rekha Bharadwaj

6. Kachchi Kaliyaan
Singers: Sonu Nigam, KK, Sunidhi Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal

Remember that you first read it on Bollywood Unlimited with Hollywood. Nowhere else!
Photo Credit:

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

CHAK DE! INDIA Screenplay invited to Oscar Library

The people who are loving Yash Raj Films' last release Chak De! India have surely got another reason to cheer. I know, for sure, that you have read this news everywhere before. But I still take pride in typing up this great news. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (the official name of the Oscar organisers) has requested Yashraj Films to send a copy of the screenplay of Chak De India. Chak De India won tremendous acclaim from the critics and masses alike. It's become a huge hit in the Indian market. So much so, that, it was hard for me to catch Chak De India at a leading multiplex here in Kolkata on last Saturday. It was going full-house in its 4th week at the box office! Monday evening show saw 90% occupancy. If this ain't a blockbuster, then what is?

The scripts in the collection reside at the Margaret Herrick Library and are made accessible for research purposes only; students, filmmakers, writers and actors are among the regular patrons. Screenplays may only be viewed in the library; they do not circulate. Also, no screenplay is allowed to be photocopied.

Chak De surely deserved this one. There's been very few screenplays (by an awesome Jaideep Sahni) as great in recent times. It's a simple and straightforward narrative yet it's multidimensional. The pace is relentless. But I'll discuss more of that in my review. It needs a good amount of discussion. And SRK! I just can't stop praising this man. More on that later.

I also wish that it gets selected as the official Oscar entry this year. There's none such a film. this year. I'll have a different article on the Oscar race this year.

Wait for the review! Meanwhile, I'll come up with the external reviews and acclaim for Chak De! India.

Till then, just Chak De!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

CHAK DE INDIA Teaser: Girls vs Boys

Well, it's evident that everyone is loving Chak De India. From YRF haters to SRK haters to critics have declared love for this film. Everyone's raving about Shah Rukh Khan. This film has rocked everyone! Okay? This isn't the topic of discussion of this post I'll post a review and CDI topics soon. Let's come to the teaser.

This is a teaser where the girls of Shahrukh Khan are going to play against a bunch of 16 boys. SRK is giving them his advice. This is a clip from the film and is very humourous. SRK tells them mischievously, "Don't think you are gonna play with these 16 boys, you are playing the game against each one of the fools who has forgotten that, if women can give birth to them, they can do anything." Rocking! Ain't it? You'll enjoy the teaser irrespective of the teaser. The humourous mood sets it up. SRK cheers his girls and indeed takes serious care of one of his team by pressing her legs! SRK throws a million-dollar smile afterwards and the girls are enthused!

See it! I'll post and review the theatrical trailer soon. Post comments!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

AAJA NACHLE Teaser (Exclusive!!) MADHURI is back and how!

Oof! That was it! First, I got you the teaser poster . Now, it's the turn of teaser. Yes! I have finally come up with the first ever teaser of one of the most awaited films this year: our beloved MADHURI DIXIT's comeback vehicle: AAJA NACHLE.

AAJA NACHLE is a Yash Raj Film produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. It's the second Yashraj film for Madhuri 10 years after Yash Chopra directed her in the blockbuster musical DIL TO PAGAL HAI with Shah Rukh Khan. This film is directed by reputed cinematographer Anil Mehta, whose body of work include KAL HO NAA HO, VEER-ZAARA, KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNA. This film is written by Jaideep Sahni, who rocked it up in the last YRF release yesterday, Shahrukh Khan starrer CHAK DE INDIA. He too has an excellent track record in terms of scriptwriting.

Interestingly, Anil has not handled the camera for this film. Instead, the job is given to DON cinematographer Mohanan. The music is composed by Chak De India duo Salim-Sulaiman and lyrics by Jaideep Sahni and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom star Piyush Mishra. In place of Madhuri's all-time guru Saroj Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant handles the mettle of the choreographer. This film also stars Kunal Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma and Akshaye Khanna in a guest appearance. I wish SRK too could be roped in!

This film is about a theatre-actress who is trying to bring smile and joy in her small town. Different! It seems to be an all-heroine movie without any opposite male star. And the film works entirely on the stage musical format. Hope, this doesn't mess like JAAN-E-MANN or JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM.

Okay, let's come to the teaser know. Practically it doesn't say or show much in 42 seconds. It's basically the "Madhuri is back!" logline. Still, it needs a paragraph or two to be talked about. First, a kind of semi-classical/folk tune of flute is heard with the mixture of ghungru. Then the scene fades from black to THE dancer in silhouette dancing in front of a studio moon. The step is classical and you know who it is. The next few seconds shows the dancer showing up her dancing skills in rhythm with the music. Then the screen flashes, "Madhuri Dixit is back" and the title card is shown. Then the evergreen face with a bright chuckle enters the frame; a beauty worth dying for. And claps and whistles!! I wonder what is the reaction in a mediocre single-screen theater! Can't imagine!

Now, I have a very special interpretation of the teaser and the wallpaper. There's Madhuri in front of the studio moon and stars scattered all over the sky, right? Some of the stars are very bright. Now, this seems to be a self-referential style. Why? The stars are there. They're bright. Okay! They resemble some stars of this Bollywood like Aishwarya, Abhishek, Preity, Lara et al.They stay in the sky round the year (astronomically not right, but stars can be seen everyday in the sky). The moon (Mads) is not in the sky everyday, but when it comes in the sky, it outshines every star! Ain't that amazing? Now watch the trailer and rate.

Now rate!
How will you rate the teaser?
Truly Awesome! 5
It's Great! 4
Pretty Cool 3
Okay 2
Bad 1 free polls

Please post comments too!

Friday, August 10, 2007


Guys! I am the FIRST to do it! I have done it! Now just see them, I will talk on them later. Go and watch CHAK DE INDIA! It's brilliant! The trailers of these films are also there.

Isn't that rocking?

Post your comments!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


This is a TV teaser from CHAK DE INDIA. I know it's pretty much late to post this teaser. The theatrical trailer is an extended version of this teaser. So I'll post my views on it tomorrow along with that one. You can download it for your iPod too!

Comments! Please!

Monday, July 30, 2007


Well guys, I am back! With a bang! As I promised, I would come before this time I am doing so.

I am back here with a new dialogue promo of CHAK DE INDIA. It's basically a speech by Shahrukh Khan to his team. The dialgoues, written by one of my fav, Jaideep Sahni is brilliant! And so is SRK's rendition of the lines given to.

Given a chance, I'll post the plot synopsis and character sketch of SRK and the girls in a while. If you have already known that, you know that the girls are going through many hurdles for their entry in the hockey team. More on that letter

The track SATTAR MINUTE from the soundtrack is the feauture of this promo. At first, the preparation of a hockey match is shown and then the poignant voice of Shah Rukh Khan "70 minutes! You have only 70 minutes!" Then SRK gives an (awe)-inspiring speech to his girls. Various shots of the perils of the girls in the field is then shown. The clip ends with India scoring a goal!

Bad description, right? So you better watch it yourself and feel the magic.

And rate it too! Do post comments!
How will you rate the post and video?
Magnificent 5
Great 4
Pretty Good 3
Okay 3
Could be much much better 1 free polls

Sunday, July 22, 2007

An Apology

Dear Friends,
I know you all are visiting my blog long since. And look what, my computer totally gone out last month. And I had to wait for a month for my new PC to arrive. There were lots of problems in between. Now, The burden of my studies is almost burying me. I will get over it only after a week. I have a lot things to tell, to share my ideas about CHAK DE INDIA - the film I look forward to the most. So, please wait for a while. I will come again on the 30th of July right before 13:30 GMT.

Love you all!


Friday, June 15, 2007

CHAK DE INDIA: TEASER - Xclusive! & First!

Wallpaper- Chak De India (Shah Rukh Khan)
Ooh! what it was! First, I got the poster! Now it's the trailer itself! Thaaaaaaaanxxxxxxx to my dearest YouTube friend trailerer. You rock man! Just for you! He even spent a few buck to bring it. As he says, he recorded it from a video screenshot. So, video quality is not so good!


This video, in 30 seconds, is excellent, to describe in a single word. Particularly because of Shah Rukh Khan. And guess what! He sings! He describes his team of 16 girls so enthusiastically, that it's hard for me to write that despite it's in English. It's basically a music video. It won't be a part of the film.

Shahrukh does it!

Then you see the dark silhouettes of the girls in the studio shots and they appear in the semi-Lagaan style. To sum up, it packs in solid punch in half of a minute. Watch it (and the film too)!

How will you rate it?
Awesome 5
Very Good 4
Good 3
Okay 2
Bad 1 free polls

Also here!


JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM: External Movie Review 1

Well, guys! The reviews are out! I have 3 review till now. And guess! EACH of them is negative! This is the REDIFF review 1!

Maybe I'm just too naive.

I actually expected Jhoom Barabar Jhoom to be a love story, a fun four-person entertainer. It's not. I expected the film to star Abhishek Bachchan, Lara Dutta, Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta. It doesn't. Sigh. Promos are too misleading. Sure, the Shaad Ali film features this sub A-list starcast, but the star of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is a man named Aki Narula, and he does costumes. Shaad's feature-length music video affords Narula the chance to go wild and flex his designer skills, and so we're treated to outlandish dresses and crazy colours, startling cuts and bizarre bling. Bravo.

It's just that maybe films should have a point. Or if not that -- for perhaps that might seem too optimistically greedy a demand -- then at least a story. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom has nothing to offer but eye-candy. And, unlike Dhoom: 2, it's not sugary enough to lap up anyway, a contrived, half-witted, over-Punjabi offering. Gah.

Anyway, Abhishek is Rikki Thukral, a sashaying Punju lout who likes all things shiny. He runs into the ever-pouting Alvira Khan (Preity), a British girl with Pakistani roots. Both share a table and their love stories, Forrest Gumping into an almost-confessional conversation as they sit at Waterloo Station, waiting for a train. So as Rikki's uneaten sandwich cools off, he describes his dreamy Anaida Raza (Lara), a manager at The Ritz in Paris, and Alvira gushes about her millionaire lover, Steve Singh (Bobby). They're both utterly happy couples, but -- as we discover through an unthinkably out of context series of dargah and mosque scenes, with some Taj Mahal talk thrown in for good measure -- this two-hour conversation has left them convinced they are in love with each other.

Convenient, no?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for trademark Bollywood escapism.

What I'm not so gung-ho about, though, is a scriptless film playing out with extreme obviousness. Ooh, there is a twist, but by the time it comes around you're bored and don't really give a damn anymore. Jhoom is a film aimed unashamedly at the Punjabi-Abroad audience, and the only way I see them enjoying it is if they spot a familiar Southall laundry. In case you were wondering, it's not funny. Unless, that is, your idea of funny just happens to be Abhishek Bachchan saying 'Blimey' in an overdone Punjabi accent every few scenes -- and then pausing to give you laugh-time -- and a pretty actress with a Punjabi foul mouth. (Have you, by any chance, wondered at my constant use of the P-word? I'm sorry, can't help it. This movie tries to be as hardcore as sarson da saag. Only, it's stale.

Abhishek tries hard, and you have to admire him for it. Not many actors would come in and try their hand at a character only playable by Akshay Kumar, and Bachchan does a valiant job as stand-in. For the filmmaker's part, they've given him the plummiest of lines and the edgiest of shoes; he has the laughs, the definitive protagonist role, and a real character arc. What he does with all of this is, of course, overact to the nines, making Bunty Aur Babli seem like a masterwork. Lara Dutta is the finest of the four, her character managing a relatively adorable French accent as well as coarse streetwalker-speak with natural flair. The film is quite a revelation as the actress emerges comfortably head and shoulders above the rest of the cast, and is the only one to act in the appropriate key.

Bobby Deol doesn't have much to do in the first half, but is significantly, impressively 'chweet' in the second, and you don't mind him as much as his filmography demands. And then there's Preity Zinta. Once young and bubbly, today's Zinta looks heavy on both botox and frustration. Her lips might possibly have had a shot of collagen too many, and she pouts as if a boyfriend fawningly compared her to Ms Jolie, lying through his teeth. The result is disastrous, an actress hamming enough to make her co-stars look way better. From accent to emotion, Preity is plain and simple insufferable in this film. Perhaps big-sister roles are in order.

No, the Haneef bhai bit role is the film's best, a pleasant surprise like the cameo from The Kumar's At No 42 cast.

There has always been a warmth to Shaad Ali's work, a certain slice-of-life realism palpable even when the going gets unreal and outrageous. Here, the director succumbs to the gimmicks, and while almost every line in the first half plays for laughs, there isn't even a snicker from the audience. And the gimmicks aren't even clever. Shaad whizzes by in a car nearby, writer Habib Faisal has a two-line cameo. And the star-kids are put in their place: Abhishek gets to grin about Ash-ji and Amit-ji's statues at Tussauds' and wear a bright red Coolie shirt; Bobby comes on screen with Main Jat yamla pagla deewana playing. And both dutifully ride a motorcycle and sidecar with the Sholay song playing. When, oh when, are we going to let go of these coat-tails?

The first half is merely, mindnumbingly boring, while the second gets exasperating. And it's all so inanely wasteful. There's nothing wrong with making a madcap comedy. Next time, though, a plot would be nice. This film doing well would just mean more brightly packaged idiocy will be shoved down our throats, and so I'm praying otherwise. All I can say is that it's stupid. Oh, and a word must be said about the music. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have managed one catchy, potentially hit number in the title track, while the other songs all seem derivative of either Rahman or Reshammiya. But they have their one, titular 'punch' song, and so the filmmakers go all-out with it, thwacking us with versions of it repeatedly. Like the hit of the year at a Punju shaadi, we're Jhoomed till we groan as Amitabh Bachchan [Images] pops randomly, meaninglessly out of place and sings a few lines, while the rest of the bachchas go completely overboard, stretching a 'dance competition' version to about 20 minutes, interspersed with snatches of dialogue. Aargh.

Just before a ridiculous Amitabh epilogue, the film ends happily, with a couple kissing. I won't tell you which two are liplocked, but it isn't a surprise. Anyway, it's one of those awkward screen kisses, a glorified, postured moment with the man bending the woman over his kneww, and planting one, hard. The shot ends with her legs wobbling in discomfort.

We can relate. We've been dying to walk out.

Rating: *½ (1.5/5) [Very Poor to Poor]

First wallpaper from CHAK DE INDIA!!

I did it again! Well, I told you that I would come up with the first looks of Yash Raj Films' SRK starrer CHAK DE INDIA!! And I am here! It's basically the amalgamation of the last two posters.

16 girls standing behind Shah Rukh Khan is the picture you get. The eyes of SRK are filled with so much sadness that you tend to cry over the poster.

The poster says, "Shahrukh Khan and his team of 16 girls". SRK once jokingly saud, it should read "Team of 16 girls and SRK too!". Look like an out and out (it is!) SRK movie. The poster is just excellent. I expect a brilliant film from Yashraj clan long time after KABUL EXPRESS.

I hope, it's definitely gonna rock. If you want the 5-minute music video there are a number of option including a preview of JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM (DON'T SEE IT! A DIE-HARD YASH RAJ lover gave it 1.5 outta 5) or go to their website. I will TRY to bring that over here!


Wait for JBJ reviews!

Click on the image to enlarge!
Wallpaper- Chak De India (Shah Rukh Khan)



After the character sketch, the synopsis is here. Quite mad, actually!

Busy London station. Delayed train from Birmingham. Two strangers waiting for the train... Rikki Thukral (Abhishek Bachchan) born in Bhatinda, living in London; and Alvira Khan (Preity Zinta) more Brit than the Queen herself, however with Lahori blood in her veins.

Crowded café. One table to share. Two hours to kill. Perfect setting for the start of a love story. Hitch? Both Rikki and Alvira are engaged and have come to pick up their fiancés who are coming by the same train. To kill time, they end up telling each other their “how I met my fiancé” stories.

Rikki met his fiancé Anaida (Lara Dutta) at The Ritz (Paris), the same night that Princess Diana and Dodi walked out of the hotel and into the paparazzi. As Rikki says, “When two lovers die, another two are a born”. They dance... they sing... they're in love!

Alvira, a princess by nature discovers her prince at Madame Tussaud's. When a gigantic wax model of Superman falls from the ceiling, Alvira is a sitting target. But Steve the Prince (Bobby Deol), a lawyer by profession saves her life but steals her heart! They also sing, they also dance and they also fall in love...

Stories unfold, time passes, the two strangers start enjoying each other. That Alvira is a Pakistani Brit and Rikki originally from India... that Rikki is crooked, earthy, and rakish: dabbler in various businesses; that Alvira is prim-n-proper, wannabe blue-blood, stiff upper-lip: Asst. Manager at House of Fraser's... none of these details matter. They have gotten alarmingly attracted to each other!

Their brief encounter has created a complicated quadrangle... Rikki Thukral and Alvira Khan have gotten themselves and Steve and Anaida into a lovely mess... To get out of it both of them bend over backward, thinking quickly on their feet, dancing around each other's emotions... After all when you're playing musical chairs with love, there's nothing you can do but Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Dance Baby Dance)!

Wait for the reviews and videos!



Okay, guys! Today is the Jhoom Bararbar Jhoom day. The Yash Raj Film directed by Shaad Ali Sahgal releases today. So, there is no fault today, if I post many........many..........JBJ-related posts. For starters, the character sketch. The next post will be synopsis.

Steve Singh is the immensely rich and treacherously handsome joint partner of London's reputed Singh & Smith Law firm. Steve is the man's man... the man about town... powerful, intense and very self-effacing... Born to a British Mum and Punjabi Dad, he's a balance of Punjabi impulse - not thinking twice before heroically saving Alvira's life - and he's got suave ritzy genteel from his Brit Mum. Classy. Seemly. Chivalrous. That's Steve.

He has a palace for an office matched only by Mandrake's Xanadu. And wears those dashing suits and up-market cuts like Bruce Wayne. What's more... one meeting and he seemed to know everything about Alvira her religious rituals, where she worked, her pet name... Is he Clark Kent or Superman? He even seems to appear and disappear at will... Yes... That's Steve.

He has those natty rugged looks... a scar on his cheek that he got while rescuing a girl who was being forced to dance... But even that Steve doesn't wear on his sleeve. He's Alvira's knight in shining armour... her millionaire lover... her hero...

Picture a three foot six inch girl. She stands alone in the middle of a church. Merely six years old, Alvira Khan takes an oath before God. "I'll never marry a brownie kaalakalutaa. Please find me a good-looking gora boy like yourself. Amen." Cut to 20 odd years later. Alvira is your typical Pakistani Brit. She would hate to acknowledge the Pakistani part... She's more Brit than the Queen herself.

Despite living in a ghettoized Lahori household, Alvira has that stiff upper lip attitude towards the riffraff...especially those crass Southalliyas with their lack of polish and their over-friendliness. That job she has as Manager at the House of Fraser's is a godsend. She can hobnob with the hip Bond Streeters any time she likes... Yea, that's what she calls 'class'...

She has a princess personality and a virtually rebellious opinion of everything. And on a fated day at Madame Tussaud's, the princess is daringly rescued by her knight in shining armour... her prince Steve, who grabs her from under a falling Superman model... And she's swept off her feet, heels over head in love... Her dream come true!

Baadshah of Bhatinda, now Sultan of Southall... Rikki Thukral! Confront him and he pulls out his most lethal weapon... "I got class"... Can't mess with Rikki after that. Classy he is, in his own earthy way... Just watch him engineer a deal... selling pirated films, illegal antiques, rented property, second hand fridges... if need be even the Queen's crown... Rikki makes it look like a cakewalk with his canny cheekiness and charm.

Rikki came to Southall with a dream... of acquiring windfall riches. He would do all it takes... The moment he met Huffy Bhai it was like love at first sight. It didn't matter that Huffy Bhai was from Karachi or that he would lift his kurta at the most inappropriate moment... they got on like a house on fire. Him and Huffy live life with the attitude and spunk that shouts out, "We're here now... and now that we're here, Southall is ours!" They stay themselves everywhere... and wherever they go, they set up an independent republic! Together, both of them can arrange anything under the sun... from the best seats at the Cricket World Cup to a fridge at the cheapest price... after all, it's not fashionable for a modern day entrepreneur to have all fingers in one pie.

They haven't got a permanent mailing address... and even if they did, nothing would ever get sent there... Always on the move, Rikki's clients' needs are such that he can't contain his business in an office... so the whole of Southall is his oyster. Rikki doesn't consider himself a crook, but rather a maverick who just makes the calls... talks the talk... brings people together... walks the walk... makes his commission and stays happy.

Like everything in Rikki's life, even falling in love was 70mm cinemascope. Only Rikki could have fallen in love with his dream girl Anaida when the legendary love-birds Princess Diana and Dodi were leaving The Ritz for the last time.... And then like sparkling magic, as Rikki says, "when two lovers die, another two are born"... they dance... they sing... they're in love!

Anaida Raza is the sizzling nymph with a soft core. Brought up in the City of Love as a pragmatic,rooted and razor-sharp woman... Assistant Manager at The Ritz Hotel in Paris... she runs her beat with metronomic efficiency and keeps everybody including her staff happy.

She's dealt with all types and can be as friendly as she can be foxy. She'll manage a huge hotel and make it look like a breeze... despite thousands of photographers jumping all over the place... but also find the time to pick up Rikki's handkerchief from the floor and return it to him... How was she to know the hanky would turn out bait... and she'd be hooked, in love with Rikki in the flicker of a moment.

Like so many around the world... she gave her heart to Princess Diana. So much so, that despite her otherwise no-nonsense exterior, she cried when she couldn't visit Diana's funeral.

She has that alluring combination of passion and charisma that would make any guy go ga-ga...

And Rikki is no exception.

Well, I just spotted toooooooooooooooooo many goofs outta there. They will be clear when the film is released. Yash Raj Films! Do something real research!

  • Watch the trailer! You'll see that despite being all Brits and (MAYBE!) no acquaintance with India. Yet. they converse in Hindi!
  • Despite being "more brit than the queen herself" and "Sultan of Southall" Preity and AB Jr. have not a single touch of British English accent! Wow!
  • Diana died in 1997. IF the film is set in present times (probably), the characters look not a single day older in the 10-year old flashback. Just compare this two songs (Kiss, Ticket) with trailer.

थोरा तो research करो! Please think!

Okay. no more criticism now. Get ready.



Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Yash Raj and Disney join hands for animation films in India

ooff! At last, a June post not featuring Jhoom Barabar Jhoom! I am delighted! Okay, it's about the makers of JBJ.

Yash Raj Films, arguably the biggest money-making "studio" of India has joined hands with one of the biggest studio in Hollywood, Walt Disney Studios. Here's what the press release says:

Yash Raj Films (YRF), India’s premier studio, has entered into an agreement with The Walt Disney Studios, world-renowned leaders in family entertainment, to exclusively create a series of original computer-animated feature films, it was announced today by Yash Chopra, Chairman of YRF, and Dick Cook, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. The collaboration marks the first time for both companies to enter a co-production to produce films in India.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Chopra said, “Yash Raj Films has been at the forefront in live-action feature films for almost four decades. Together with my son Aditya Chopra, we have created our own space with the efforts of a wonderful team – both creative and business – and have had the opportunity of producing films that we believe in – films that entertain a large population, as well as the Indian Diaspora.”

“When YRF decided to venture into the animation space, we felt that an alliance with Disney Studios, the leader in animation, represented the coming together of not just two organizations, but the teaming up of like-minded individuals committed to creating excellent products. Both companies not only have a common quest for excellence but also the same culture and traditions,” added Mr. Chopra.

Mr. Cook said, “We’re thrilled and honoured to be working with Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra and their talented team at YRF to create exceptional animated films in the Indian language that are culturally relevant for the avid movie-going audiences in India and around the world.”

“Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra have proven themselves to be true visionaries and leaders in the Indian entertainment industry and have excelled in everything they have done. Animation is a new and rapidly expanding area in India, and the collaboration between Disney and YRF will bring the very best in story-telling and cutting edge technology together as we make wonderful films that appeal to the entire family,” added Mr. Cook.

This landmark announcement by Yash Chopra and Dick Cook is a first in the field of animation. YRF and Walt Disney Studios will work exclusively to co-produce a series of animation films in the Indian language. Both companies will be equal partners in the venture and will contribute creative, technical and financial support to the project.

Each film under this alliance will be creatively overseen by Aditya Chopra and worked on with an inventive array of leading local talent. The first film to be co-produced in this alliance will be ‘Roadside Romeo’, set to release in 2008. The film will be produced by Aditya Chopra and, written and directed by Jugal Hansraj, and will utilize state-of-the-art computer animation technology done entirely in India.

About Yash Raj Films (YRF)
YRF is the leading player in the Indian film industry and the country’s premier independent Studio conglomerate. The Company’s core lies in the production and distribution of some of the industry’s highest grossing films. With offices also in New York, London, and Dubai, YRF handles the global distribution of its own films as well as films of other leading Indian producers. The Company also has its own music and home entertainment labels, design cell and post-production facilities, internet, digital, merchandising and marketing divisions, as well as in-house units focused on the creation of television software, ad films, and music videos. YRF also has its own state-of-the-art fully integrated Studio, producing an average of 6 films a year, and thus making it an integral part of the entertainment business in India.

About Buena Vista International, Inc.
Buena Vista International, Inc. is the international theatrical distribution arm of The Walt Disney Studios. It is headquartered in Burbank, California with 27 offices worldwide.

About The Walt Disney Company in India
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: consumer products, media networks, parks and resorts and studio entertainment. Disney is a Dow 30 company, had annual revenues of nearly $34 billion in its most recent fiscal year, and a market capitalization of approximately $73.8 billion as of May 11, 2007.

And their first film is:

A rich, cool, spoilt brat of a dog is abandoned on the wicked streets of Mumbai. He faces situations he has never faced before. He is confronted by dangerous, loony characters, the likes of which he has never met before. From mansions to streets... From five course meals to five courses of scraps... From soft beds to piles of garbage... From champagne to tap water... Hop on to the adventure as Romeo turns into “Roadside Romeo”...

Credit List
Written and Directed by Jugal Hansraj
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Music by Salim-Sulaiman
Lyrics by Jaideep Sahni
Animation Studio – TATA Elxsi (VCL)

Featuring (Voices Of)
Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor
Jaaved Jaaferi

Duh! Can't they leave the typical Bollywood stereotypes? They can't "HOLLYWOOD-ISE" themselves even when they are going to a COMMENDABLE, UNIQUE field. But, nonetheless, a good effort! Hope it turn great! For the first time, we'll be enjoying stars' voices on the mouths of canines. Let's hope Jugal Hansraj (the Masoom boy, or distinctly Sameer of Mohabbatein and Jignesh of Salaam Namaste)

IMAGE AND TEXT CREDIT: YASH RAJ FILMS (Click on the images to go to original page)


Friday, June 8, 2007

JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM Production Video: Kiss of Love & Polls

No. I ain't Aditya Chopra or any member from the Yash Raj clan. I am posting all Jhoom Barabar Jhoom videos though. Yesterday, I told that there would be a JBJ one! So it's here! It's the production video of the song Kiss of Love.

This is the song featuring Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta. The video starts off with Vishal's rendition of the song in the studio.

And then, the beauty (read Zinta) fills the frame and says,
Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Love!

Eww! what's that? I told you that she really looked beautiful in the song. So she's beauty. And without br*ins. (No offence intended, that's why the asterisk)

Okay, next choreographer Vaibhavi tells how was it shooting the song in the lanes of London ans studios. She choreographed it really well and Preity danced "very well". And apart from that Preity looks stunning with her costumes and make-ups. She has not looked so beautiful before.

And yes! This is Bobby's best look till date. Though he pretends to be over smart in the video. For the first time, cinematographer Ayananka Bose comes and shares his experience shooting the song. His camerawork is awesome (where's the thesaurus?).

Okay, now decide it yourself!


Rate it here !
How do you rate the Kiss of Love production video?
Excellent (5)
Very Much Cool (4)
Pretty Good (3)
Not that good! (2)
It sucks! (1) free polls

You can also vote and view results here!
ps: Next won't be JBJ. Probably!

Thursday, June 7, 2007


Well, is it a JBJ month? 'Coz this June I'm constantly posting JBJ videos et al. Don't I have anything else to post? Yes, I do! But it's just for fun.

Below is a song from Yash Raj Films' Jhoom Barabar Jhoom where all the four leads of the film (Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan) are dancing to the song JBJ. The song is just about okay according to me. There are no close-ups so it's not possible to comment on individual looks. But Abhishek "does" look bad. The past video (KoL, TtH) were far superior in terms of visuals and cinematography.

Anyways! Enjoy it now!

Now rate it!
How do you rate the above JBJ song video?
Very Good!
Pretty Cool!
Very Poor! free polls

You can also vote here!

P.S. : My next post will be on JBJ too!

Friday, June 1, 2007

JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM Production Video: Ticket to Hollywood

Once again a sardonic post! Last time, the saving grace were Preity and Bobby! This time I bring a Bachchan? Have I any shame? Yes, I do! It's only for you my dear friends! Courtesy, my YouTube friends!

It's the production video of the song Ticket to Hollywood. It really has a Hollywood feel in the song. As I earlier posted the video, you have definitely seen that Abhishek and Lara were in the video.

The video starts off with the song recording in the Yash Raj Films studios. It has singer Neeraj Shridhar sharing his experience about the song. But it has no Alisha Chinai in the video, who also sang the song. Next Lara comes into the frame describing her looks and dance steps enthusiastically. She looks better in the video than in the original song.

Vaibhavi Merchant talks the dance steps. She discusses the I-am-not-gonna-rehearse-before-the-shoot habit of Abhishek. Though she is just exuberant praising Abhishek's steps, his "body movements" hardly resemble dance. No, folks! It ain't a personal grudge! You see and tell me. Don't you think his supposed-to-be-rival-friend Hrithik is a better "dancer"!

Lastly, The Son comes into the picture. And like I said before, with his overgrown beard, he looks anything but a man! And why does he pretend to be sooooo smart?

Overall watch this video. It ain't that bad! It clearly shows how people in Bollywood work.


What is exactly my motive? Am I really a human being? Or am I mocking myself? After my one of the best posts ever (at least I consider so), I am coming with videos of an Amitabh- Abhishek film! Shame on myself! Well, I will manage what I am to do. Thanks to my YouTube friends!

As you all may know, this is a song featuring Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta. Though we hear the words KOL throughout, we not a glimpse of any sort of Kiss of Love. The visuals are bright and imaginative. It's picturized well. The whole video works on a Broadway Musical format. Be it the sets or the costumes - they all symbolize the same. The cinematography is stunning with rich colours and innovative camera angles. The costumes are good. Finally I am able to say that after the pseudo-wannabe-Jack Sparrow looks of Him (you know whom I mean!).

Now, coming to actors, Booby isn't very good but certainly not bad. Glamorous and thankfully suits the look. Preity is the real visual treat here! She looks a million bucks. She has not looked more beautiful before. Courtesy: Aki Narula and make-up artiste.

But one complaint! The husky voice of Vishal (of Vishal Shekhar) doesn't suit Bobby at all! Why add his voice? Dunno! Now watch it!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Real "SUPERRRRR-STAR" !!! Part 1

Hmmmmmm..... I know most people in this county are actually fans of the self-proclaimed "BIGGEST SUPERSTAR" and yes! above all "THE BEST ACTOR EVER". Who is it? C'mon! Still don't get it? It's the gawd (oops! GOD!!! darn me!) the AMITABH BACHCHAN!!!! And who can forget his तू जहाँ जहाँ चलेगा, मेरा साया साथ होगा (tu-jahaan-jahan-chalega,-mera-sayaa-saath-hoga) -esque pativrataa wife- JAYA! And with great ecstasy (or with agony?), I have to state that she is from my city - The City of Joy - Kolkata.

"UP Mein hein dum, kyunki jurm hai yahaan kum" (UP is strong because it has less crime). This is the tagline Amitabh emphasised during the state government election campaign of Uttar Pradesh for his "DEAREST" friends Amar Singh and Mulyam Singh Yadav. An informed Indian surely know the deeds of these two. So we're not gonna elaborate. I'd like to mention a very popular proverb "A man is known by the friends he keeps". Wink! Wink!

Now just two months prior to the ad campaign began, there happened the Nithari killings. Please search in the search box who doesn't know the happenings! Coz, it will take me launch another blog to publish the news. Very well for all who already know the hugest example of brutality (I don't know any other word, an illiterate I am!).

So, He (Folks! it's not a grammatical mistake! remember when we address the God!) doesn't consider the slaughter, the rapes of newborn infants, girls even boys below 5 years doesn't come to me. This ain't a crime. Right! B? People literally "worship" you. Yeah! For those living in India, you could see people erecting his pictures in temples and kneeling before it! Thank you very much! For you are spreading conscience with the help of super-heroism to the very roots of this country. Bravo! Man!

One year back, I considered rapes, killings et al serious "crimes". Now, it appears nothing to me! Along with the billion. Courtesy? Your Majesty! And is there a reason why would you not glorify these incidents? After all, this goes in favour of your friends aka the "real friends" of the society! Or India! Then, (only THEN, NOW is a different pic.) the police of Mulayam & Co. government refused to register complaints against The Devil from the battered parents of the HUNDREDS (yes!) of the lost ones (a good word again! Why can't I use a bad word?). The M govt. even initially refused to start a CBI probe. Hmmmm.... "A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED"!

By the way, we are digressing from the original point which I intended to finger at. He can't see any crime in UP nor can he commit any!

Jaya is a Member of the Parliament (MP) of Rajya Sabha. "She has been found guilty of not revealing details of land which she and her family owned in UP at the time of becoming a Rajya Sabha MP". Sorry! It's not a guilt. Folks!

And the deeds of the God Himself:

  • Amitabh Bachchan had bought more than two acres of land in Daulatpur village of Barabanki, UP.
  • He had bought this land on May 11, 1983 claiming that he was a farmer.
  • He is charged with submitting forged documents to prove his credentials as a farmer.

Phew! Hue! Cue! No word's coming to me once again! Farmer! Well, not surprised! pssssss..... He had done it before in Maharashtra. Even he didn't enter his full name when he was being enlisted.

In a country, where lots (read MILLIONS) of people are starving to death, and the same number of farmers (real, it is) he (and we too!) finds it smart to play, actually grow crops. And you don't know! There are lots of others! Good farmer! The BESTESTESTEST actor, The Legend, The "Inimitable" Human being,....blah!...blah!...blah!!......The world-class FARMER - by how many ways is he going to show his VERSATILITY?

Villagers of Barabanki are incredulous to say the least. "Can you ever believe that Amitabh is a farmer," they say disbelievingly. Sources close to Jaya Bachchan, however, say that the property in question is a disputed property. The Bachchans had bought this property, but they didn't have possession of it. They got the possession four days after Jaya Bachchan became a Rajya Sabha MP.

  • I REALLY, REALLY WANNA BECOME AN MP! JAYA DIDA! HELP ME! I am from your city! It gives me more pride to mention your name when I mention my origin than when I think of SMALLER people like RABINDRANATH TAGORE, NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE, SWAMI VIVEKANANDA, SATYAJIT RAY. The number of "smaller" people is even greater when I speak of my land, WEST BENGAL. It'd then become an EXHAUSTIVE list. So, I won't go anymore.
  • And to my Dearest DADU: We have acres of family agricultural lands in WB. Nowadays, many of my farmers are queasy due to summer heat. Seeing yours incessant stamina, I have a proposal or call for a farmer. Would you oblige Amitabh? OOPS! Dadu it is!

More coming soon!

Courtesy: CNN-IBN

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Poll: Does PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3 excite you? Xclusive Videos Here !

The movie from which I expected the most, has proved to be a downer. However, coming out of the melancholy, I observed there are more and more movies this season. But, interestingly, there are all the "threequels" (I don't know who coined this awesome term!) releasing in this May. On 4th there was the above one. 18th was the day for The Green Ogre (SHREK THE THIRD) . I heard that this movie has also declared a dud.

On 24th (In my homeland it's June 1) comes an eagerly awaited (if not most awaited movie) flick of this season, to fulfil my li'l expectations (Hopefully! Only despair has covered me these days). It's (there's no need to name, but have to mention for the sake of it.) PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. The third part of the trilogy. But the name is maybe a pun indicating that it's the final part. Hopefully it is! I don't them to drag on and on. If only it satisfies me.

PIRATES series is actually one of my favourites. For it entertains me big time without being very pretentious. It's foolish but it's fun! I don't expect a CITIZEN KANE or THE SOUND OF MUSIC from every film. There are some films which keep you entertained without getting "TOO MUCH" foolish or having taken audiences for granted. PIRATES are one such example.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL was a great watch. Especially for the awesome visual effects by ILM and rocking acting by one of Hollywood's best present day actors, Johnny Depp. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST had a "shaky" foundation. Nonetheless, the pace, better VFX and obviously the extremely love-able Depp were worth the money. It's a pity that he didn't get an Oscar nomination for DMC whereas he was better than COTBP. Anyways, the very last 10 seconds bowled me over just like DON did. Now I am hungry to know the reason of the resurrection. Hope they don't don't mess it up the Uncle Ben-Sandman style.

However, I don't expect A LOT. But it's my last theatrical hope this summer. So I bring you the exclusive videos of PIRATES 3 on this page. And guess what, it's just a single frame. You can choose any video you wish to see.

Now, I am going to conduct a poll. Answer the following.


Okay. Enough talking. Now watch this. Click on the VIDEO PLAYSLIST BUTTON TO GET MORE VIDEOS. NOW

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Personal Movie Review: Spider-Man 3 - An Absolutely . . .

This is my first personal review appearing on BUwH. When I t movie of this frachise it didn't make me flabbergated but nonetheless it was a good movie. When I saw the second one, I was completely bowled over by it. Be it the story or screenplay or acting or direction or VFX or was a perfect balance. Since then I was a fan of the "friendly neighbourhood". See my previous posts, how aggresively I promoted spidey 3. From June, I used up all my hard disk space collecting HD videos and trailers of SM3. After a tedious yet exciting wait of 3 years, I entered the theater with bated breath. After thye screening was over, I came to a conclusion that it's an ABSOLUTE movie. I tell you why.

*ABSOLUTELY awesome action scenes.
*ABSOLUTE no action thoughout the movie. They come as ABSOLUTE compromise, just for sake of the ABSOLUTE trailer.
*ABSOLUTE nonsense emotions.
*ABSOLUTE useless sobbing.
*ABSOLUTE example of Hollywood copying Bollywood craps.
*ABSOLUTE example of shortage of a proper story.
*ABSOLUTE worst screenplay seen in a long time.
*ABSOLUTELY bad storytelling. Sam! What's that?
*ABSOLUTELY lenghty. It crawls and crawls and leaves a perpetual pain.
*ABSOLUTELY no acting from any of the cast.
*ABSOLUTE action & bad storyline ratio of 1:100
*ABSOLUTE useless scenes.
*The screenplay's so occupied to give importance to each sub-plot, that the sory itself becomes ABSOLUTELY impotent without giving any importance.
*James Franco's teeth are ABSOLUTELY annoying.
*Franco puts an ABSOLUTELY decent performance.
*Just like too much cooks spoil the film each of the 3 villain mars everything ABSOLUTELY.
*ABSOLUTE lack of smartness, failure to infuse humour.
*ABSOLUTELY brilliant J. Jonah Jameson (this man's always....)
*If you sum up all the bad guys and merge into one 100 times over, that doesn't ABSOLUTELY touch a bit of Alfred Molina-played Doc Ock or even GG!

*Thomas Haden Church has only one ABSOLUTE squirming countenance and is ABSOLUTELY abysmal.
*Topher has an ABSOLUTELY decent, not great performance.
*An ABSOLUTE example of bad and plastic CG in form of the black sticky thing.
*ABSOLUTELY badly created role and VFX of Venom.
The number of Sandman plotholes/ goofs is just uncounatble.
*I'm a diehard science student. I don't like anyone tampering with that. Okay, Thomas enters the highly radioactive science zone without a >440 v spark. And a demoleculizer turning sandman? Can't take it anymore. It'd take another couple of posts to explain. So better leave it ABSOLUTELY undiscussed.

**************SPOILERS HERE!*******************
*The symbiant actually comes from a hot burning meteorite, but still ABSOLUTELY dies of the fire in the end.
**************SPOILERS END*******************

*When Flint Marko (Sandman) is in the demoleculizer, everything including his belt buckle turns to sand, but the locket with the picture of his daughter doesn't.
*Tobey is ABSOLUTELY better at dancing than acting.
*About Kirsten, it's ABSOLUTELY the less said the better. Quoting another reviewer, I say, you wish Goblin succeeded killing her in the first part.
*Bryce, though decent, is ABSOLUTELY wasted here.
*Bill Pope (DOP) is the ABSOLUTE star of the film.
*Sound Design may win it an Oscar ABSOLUTELY.
*The climax is the ABSOLUTELY the most contrived sequence ever made.

*Sony should ABSOLUTELY think changing every part of cast and crew.
*If you love Bollywood massacres like DHOOM:2 and KRRISH, you may like it ABSOLUTELY.
*It's the WORST movie in the franchise, albeit a bit above the likes of KRRISH, D:2, SUPERMAN RETURNS, BATMAN BEGINS.
*An ABSOLUTE example of a Hollywood crap being produced under popular demand and super success of the prequels. You may know that the release date 5/4/7 was set before the release of 2. So they made it somehow without a thought and respect for Spidey fans like me.
*update: Some dialogues are actually lifted from this film.


If you really love the makers of the film and yourself too, do yourself a favour. Buy a SPIDER-MAN 2 special edition DVD than to watch this. I'd do that. Though some jug head thinks it's better than 2. You can also buy SRK starrer DON, which has better storyline and action.

Bollywood Unlimited Rating
Letter Grade: C-
Stars: * * * * ½ ½ * * * * * (4.5/10)

Wait for a television premiere in case you haven't seen it.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM Production Video: Title Song

After the last post, I made it once again! I told you there that I'd come up with another crazy video soon! And guess! It's here. Thanks my friend! This time it's no song. It's Yash Raj team's making of the title song of JBJ.

This is the song where Amitabh will make an appearance. It shows the team Yashraj effort behind it. From music composition to's all in the video with behind the scenes, footage of song recording at the YRF studios. The title track, as I always say is, awesome.

Here come the flip points.................

Preity Zinta - Quite a dumb interview. I just don't fathom why everybody is prone to address Amitabh Bachchan a god! From what point of view is he a god? Is the acting or as a human being? I don't think he's a bad actor. Actulally VERY GOOD at many of his films. But a benchmark? Shark! In the recent past show his extraordinarily brilliant performances. Family or KANK or Sarkar (Marlon Brando would have frowned) or Eklavya? But in Nishabd, I say, he was undeniably good. God is the one who always towers without a fall. Albeit I don't really believe in God in such cases. And a human being?

Sing baby sing! As long as you can cling!

I don't share rooms with him. So it would be unfair for me to comment on him. But one SUPERSTAR who introduces oneself as a farmer to acquire lands, charge 1 rupee remuneration and Rolls Royce as a "gift" to avoid tax (well his son did just the same it GURU naa!), donate 100-150 million rupees to a temple just to avoid tax, not even losing a single penny for the welfare of people blah! blah! - can be a God? Gawd!

Aki Narula - You think you're very intelligent and know about all the "costumes" all over the world besides your Bolly masala? Primarily Amitabh looks very bad in the outfit as I had stated earlier. And they're mid-age costume? Are you a historian? I fell sorry to brag, but I score 90% + marks in History. Sad! It doesn't come to me why does everyone try to copy our beloved Jack Sparrow and even worse, put it up on someone old and ........

Vaibhavi Merchant: Amitabh is brilliant? His steps are contrived and immature. He acts well but doesn't know how to dance unlike his son's rival, Hrithik.

Okay I was enough nitpicking everyone! Now see what's about it.


New JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM Song Video: Ticket To Hollywood

Well as always, it's for the first time on Bollywood Unlimited again. I requested my YouTube friend to find new JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM videos, for you! And guess what, he got the song TICKET TO HOLLYWOOOD. He acknowledged my site and subtitled it at my requests. That's very nice of you. This is A Yashraj/ YRF/ Yash Raj Film which stars Preity Zinta, Lara Dutta, Bobby Deol, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan.

This song features Abhishek teasing Lara in Paris demanding "ticket to Hollywood". What's that? It's got a Punjabi feel. It's sung by Neeraj 'Bombay Viking' Shridar and Alisha Chinai. Watch it!

The look of Lara is awesome but unshaven Abhishek looks anything but a man.

Please tell me how's it!

More exciting videos coming soon!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Shahrukh Khan to work with Rajkumar 'Munnabhai' Hirani! Xclusive!

There's a great news for admirers of both SRK and Rajkumar Hirani. They two are finally working together! According to the recent buzz, renowned director (one of my favorites) Rajkumar Hirani has approached Shah Rukh Khan for his next project.

Rajkumar Hirani is a director whose EACH AND EVERY film was a huge hit (especially the last one) and have been loved enormously by the audiences & critics. It was hard to believe that an editor-turned-director makes MUNNA BHAI M.B.B.S. as his first film. Even he wore the film. It was a path breaking film in its own terms, for it connected with the each section of audience so powerfully. It made us give everyone a lovely, precious, JAADU KI JHAPPI.

His second venture, LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI, broke the ground once again, with a bigger momentum. This film taught us about non-violence, universal love in this era of brutality and insanity. This is an unquestionable modern classic, at least for me. He handled the role of editor/ writer/ director with equal master.

We talked about SRK 2 post ago. So we decide not to stretch. RH's third Munnabhai film, MUNNA BHAI CHALE AMERIKA, has been announced. But his third venture will be a different one, representing our present education system. For the very same film, he's gone to SRK to enact the pivotal role. Awesome news HAAH!

SCOOP: Do you know that SRK was first approached for the role of MUNNABHAI? But he couldn't do it for time problems and the role went to Sanju. Here's in SRK's own words.

Raju Hirani’s simplicity of storytelling is the most wonderful thing about the
film. In fact I loved the title of the film when I heard it. Vidhu Vinod Chopra
had come to me and he was extremely passionate to make the film but I had to
undergo a surgery at that time. I had to give up the film because I could not
have asked them to wait for me till I recover. They were not my friends at that
point of time. Now of course they are best buddies but I could not really ask
them to wait for me till I recover.

So another masterpiece?


Remember you read it on BUwH for the first time!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM Music Clips - 1st and Xclusive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, Yash Raj Films' JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM music is finally out today. And guess what, like the theatrical trailer and music listings, you are getting it @ Bollywood Unlimited with Hollywood for the first time!

This is YRF's second venture this year after TA RA RUM PUM. It has Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan. Music : Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy. Lyrics: Gulzar. Now I bring the songs directly here for you to hear and decide if you go with a CD/ DVD-A. They are in Window Media format. Use the above search box to find it if you don't have the codec. The controls are there too!

1. Jhoom
Singer : Shankar Mahadevan

2. Ticket To Hollywood
Singers : Neeraj Shridhar & Alisha Chinai

3. JBJ
Singers : Zubeen, Shankar Mahadevan & Sunidhi Chauhan

4. Bol Na Halke Halke
Singers : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Mahalaxmi Iyer

5. Kiss Of Love
Singers : Vishal Dadlani & Vasundhara Das

6. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Singers : KK, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Shankar Mahadevan

7. Jhoom Jam
Singer : Instrumental (it's provided by the company! good! a singer named Instrumental croons it)

Please Rate it here by posting comments and tell how you like it.

Note: The Audio files included here are for demonstration purposes only and are mere clippings of the entire songs. They are not meant to infringe any copyright or patent whatsoever. You are strongly encouraged to buy the music unit if you want to listen to the songs.