Friday, 29 April 2016

Tiger Shroff excels in Baaghi - DAY 814

Sajid Nadiadwala produced  aur Sabbir Khan directed Baaghi saal 2004 ki Sanjeev Datta likhi Telegu film Varsham par adharit hai.
Siya yaane Shradha Kapoor ko baarish se mohabbat hai aur Ronny yaane Tiger Shroff badalon se baate karta hai, train ke safar mein milte hain aur dost ban jaate hain.
Film ka first half, kuch South India ke khoobsurat nazaron mein, kuch pyaar ke izhaar mein, kuch Guruji se aasan vidya sikhne mein aur kuch naye dost/ dushman banane mein nikal jaata hai.
Problem, film ka second half hai, jab kahani India se Bangkok shift hoti hai aur film puri tarha se action centric ban jaati hai.

Film ka plus: film ka action, locations aur supporting cast - Guruji ki bhumika mein Paras Arora, producer ke role mein Sunil Grover, taxi driver Sanjay Mishra aur film ka villan Sudheer Babu.

Film ka minus: flm ka over stretched climax aur kabhi na khatam hone wala action! Iske alava film ki history geography yaane film ki detailing…
Baat Hyderabad ki karte hain, locations Keral ke dikhate hain…Hero baaghi hai magar kyon hai iski wajah nahi samjhate…Jiss maqsad ke liye hero Bangkok aata hai, India lautkar us maqsad ka zikar bhi nahi hota…
Screenplay ke ye saare gadbad gotale ke bawajood Sabbir Khan ki Baaghi dekhni chahiye film ke umda Martial Arts ke liye, ek naye roop mein Shradha Kapoor ke liye aur extra-ordinary Tiger Shroff ke liye.
Baaghi ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hai 3 stars.

@bhawana somaaya

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Shyam Benegal Committee submits its report - DAY 813

The Committee chaired by Shri Shyam Benegal submitted major part of their recommendation to Hon’ble Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley this evening. Following are the major highlights of the report –

1. An emphasis on certification over censorship (or so it claims)-CBFC should only be a film certification body whose scope should be restricted to categorizing the suitability of the film to audience groups on the basis of age and maturity except in the following instances to refuse certification –
• When a film contains anything that contravenes the provisions of Section 5B (1) of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.
• When content in a film crosses the ceiling laid down in the highest category of certification.
"A film shall not be certified for public exhibition if, in the opinion of the authority competent to grant the certificate, the film or any part of it is against the interests of [the sovereignty and integrity of India] the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or involves defamation or contempt of court or is likely to incite the commission of any offence."
2. More categories of certification, more leeway-Regarding the categorisation of films, the committee recommends that it should be more specific and apart from U category, the UA Category can be broken up into further sub-categories — UA12+ & UA15+. The A category should also be sub-divided into A and AC (Adult with Caution) categories.
3. Curbing potential 'reigns of terror'-The committee has also made certain recommendations regarding the functioning of the board and has stated that the Board, including Chairman, should only play the role of a guiding mechanism for the CBFC, and not be involved in the day-to-day affairs of certification of films.
4. The government will have no (direct) hand in appointing Examining Committee members, but will this work?-Regarding the Regional Advisory Panel the committee has laid down the criteria for appointment. All nine regions will have advisory panels comprising persons who are acquainted with the languages being certified by that regional office.
• Members from all walks of life, recommended by the National Film Development Corporation to the Central Government – 25%
• Members of the general public recommended by the FFSI (Federation of Film Societies of India) - 25%
• Members recommended by the National Council for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and National Commission of Women (NCW)- 25%
• Representatives of the local film industry, as recommended by FFI (Film Federation of India) – 25%
Women to have 50% representation on each Panel.
5. The board will, once again, have the power of re-certifying films for TV-Recertification of a film for purposes of telecast on television or for any other purpose should be permitted.
6. The CBFC-certified version of a film will not be valid for posterity-"In order to preserve Indian Cinema, the committee recommends that every applicant be asked to deposit the Director’s Cut in the NFAI [National Film Archive of India] for preservation of Indian Cinema, instead of the certified version, in order to truly reflect the cinematic history of Indian cinema."
7. Perhaps fewer films will be banned arbitrarily?-In the event that complaints are received by the Central Government, the same shall be referred to the CBFC. The Chairperson may, if he considers it necessary to do so, refer the film to a Revising Committee for examination once again, on account of alleged violation of Section 5B(1) of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

Other members of the Committee are Shri Kamal Hassan, Shri Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Shri Piyush Pandey, Shri Goutam Ghose, Ms. Bhawana Somaaya, Ms. Nina Lath Gupta, MD, NFDC and Shri K. Sanjay Murthy, Joint Secretary (Films) as Member-Convenor.


Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Death of a Gentleman - DAY 812

Death of a Gentleman is about two sports journalists who set off on a journey to the heart of the game they love, only to stumble upon one of the biggest sporting scandals ever. This is a film about passion, greed, power - and standing up for what you care about. The film was recognised as the Television Sports Documentary of the Year at the prestigious Sports Journalists' Awards, 2016, in London. It beat off stiffcompetition including BBC Panorama's highly commended Catch Me If You Can, and BT Sport's story of the Bradford City fire, One Day in May.

The film will release for the first time in India, digitally, on TVFPlay Inbox Office. web series revolution with India's two most successful releases, Permanent Roommates & Pitchers, with over 50 million views,The Viral Fever is India's premier digital entertainment network. Founded by Arunabh Kumar, Creative Experiment Officer (CEO), the company is creating headlines globally and within India, revolutionising the way Indians access entertainment. Loved by India's youth, TVF is a pioneer in the new genre of online entertainment, with a focus on progressive and new-age content.TVF Inbox office is TVF's latest experiment. On TVF Inbox Office, we showcase the best that alternative cinema has to offer, in an effort to bring to viewers great movies they may have missed.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Ladies Sangeet- DAY 811

Purva Naresh will bring alive the various hues of a modern wedding sangeet ceremony and the complexities of familial relationships in her latest offering.The play, the third out of five plays that are being staged under the Aadyam banner, will be performed three times over May 7 and 8 at the St.Andrews, Bandra. Aadyam is a cultural initiative by the Aditya Birla Group.

 Ladies Sangeet opens with a household that’s buzzing with wedding preparations. The oldest daughter of the house Radha, 23 is about to wed to Manas, 28, a man from an affluent family. Everyone is happy and chirpy as the music-filled house resonates with joy and cheer. Radha is as nervous as she is excited because she has been dreaming of her wedding since she was 13 but apart from what she has read in books she has no idea of what it actually entails after the bonhomie.
Actress Madhuri Dixit is the brand ambassador of Jungee and is proud to support the seven day festival.


Monday, 25 April 2016

Dhai Akshar - DAY 810

Dhai Akshar is a non profit organization registered with the charitable trust, a centre for learning for underprivileged children in Aram Nagar, Andheri West.
It believes in nurturing street children by inculcating good values through appreciation of art and culture in different forms which goes a long way in building their characters and aquiring them with self esteem both necessary for personal growth.
The NGO accomplishes this through various workshops in art, theatre, dance and excursions and ofcourse education.

Recently, Dhai Akshar launched a film appreciation workshop where experts exposed these children to good cinema, Indian and international. 
The teachers and the group are able to do this and more because they have on board distinguished professionals who guide them in different arts and crafts.
If you are privileged and feel you can part with some money you make with these deserving kids  you may send a cheque of whatever amount to Nyla Masood Founder/ Managing Trustee Dhai Akshar Educational Trust +91 9820087571


Saturday, 23 April 2016

Nil Battey Sannata is a delicious entertainer - DAY 809

Color Yellow & Jar Pictures produced Nil Battey Sannata kahani hai 10vi class mein padhti bohat hi zyaada tez aur natkhat Apeksha aur uski hasmukh aur bohat hi mehnati maa Chanda ki.

Film ka plus: film ki anokhi kahani, manmohak kirdaar, ensemble performances aur film ki nek neeyat.
Aam taurpar, ek film mein ek hi mudda hota hai, magar iss film mein, director kahani se na bhatakte hue, khel khel mein, kaii muddein uthati hain.
Jaise, education, parenting, girl child, working class aur sab se badhkar, dignity of labour.
Isse hum rishton ki kahani keh sakte hain, atma-vishwas ki kahani keh sakte hain aur swabhimaan ki kahani bhi keh sakte hain.

Film ka minus: mere hisab se kuch bhi nahi balke nuksan unka hoga jo ye film nahi dekh payenge
Kyon ki wo Swara Bhaskar, Ria Shukla, Ratna Pathak aur Pankaj Tripathi se nahi mil payenge.
Kuch filme humara manoranjan karti hain, kuch hume paath padhati hain aur kabhi kabhi, kuch filme humara nazariya badal deti hai.
Aisi saaf suthri, dil se nikli Nil Battey Sannata ki puri team ko, taaliyon ke saath Big Entertainment Ratings milte hain 4 stars.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Watch Laal Rang only for Randeep Hooda - DAY 808

Krian Pictures produced aur Syed Ahmed Afzal directed Laal Rang kahani hai government college mein padhte hue Shankar aur uske dost aur saathiyon ki.
Shankar yaane Randeep Hooda blood bank mein duty karte hue, khoon ka dhandha karta hai aur iss jurm mein uska saath dete hain, uske saathi aur uske class fellow.

Film ka plus: film ka powerful subject, Karnal ke khoobsoorat nazaare, 70 ke dashak ke Anil Dhawan ki yaad dilate hue Akshay Oberoi aur  galat angrezi confidently bolti hui Pia Bajpai.

Film ka minus: film lambi hai, dheemi hai aur kuch zyaada hi bikhri hui bhi.
Laal Rang bohat achi film ban sakti thi magar director ne ek hi kahani mein bohat saari kahaniyaan jodkar asal kahani ko kamzor bana diya.
Kaash, kahani dosti, pyaar, pariwar ki galiyon se na guzarti toh shayad laal rang aur bhi nikhar kar aata.
Inn khaamiyon ke bawajood Laal Rang dekhni chahiye Randeep Hooda ke dilchasp kirdaar Shankar ke liye…
Laal Rang ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hain 3 stars jisme se 1 star sirf Randeep Hooda ke liye hai.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Remembering BRChopra- DAY807

Tomorrow  is legendary filmmaker BRChopra’s birthday and I remember the first time I met him at his home for an interview. Chopra had done his masters in English literature and worked as a journalist in the undivided India before partition. He was very proud of his beginnings and always shared it with all the journalists he met in his career.
Later we were together in a committee and needed to meet frequently at his residence which is how I was introduced to his daughter-in-law Renu Chopra.
When his son Ravi Chopra was coming back from television to the big screen aftera long hiatus the banner had organized a Retrospective of BRFilms and I was the moderator for all the interactions following the screening of these films.

BR Chopra was a pathbreaking filmmaker and superstars were proud of being associated to his banner. So many years have passed but we still remember Dhool Ka Phool, Naya Daur, Waqt, Ittefaq and other significant films.


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Raabta' rolls in Budapest- DAY 806

Debutant director Dinesh Vijan's much awaited romantic film Raabta starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon went on floors in Budapest some days ago.

Sushant Singh Rajput has been in the news for sometime for his love life and since he left for a long outdoor shoot it was assumed he was involved with his co-star Krits Sanon.
Both have denied the rumours and stated that they would much rather concentrate on their work rather than respond to baseless rumours.

This is the first time Sushant is sharing screen space with Kriti Sanon and working with producer Homi Adajania and he wants it to be a stress free professional experience.

Rabta is produced by T-series and Maddock films and set to release by end of this year. 


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Clean slate for Sharma siblings - DAY 805

Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Sharma’s Clean Slate Productions is focused on creating
relevant, entertaining and clutter-breaking cinema. Committed to producing and presenting quality films with mass appeal, their debut project NH10 proved their intention and now the brother- sister has announced its second venture, Phillauri- an uncommon romantic film set in Phillaur, Punjab. Debut director Anshai Lal will direct Anushka Sharma, popular Punjabi star Diljit Dusanjh and Suraj Sharma of ‘Life of Pi’ fame in lead roles. Phillauri is co-produced by Fox Star Studios. 
It is the right way to go Anushka, you are on correct highway and there is nothing to fear.


Monday, 18 April 2016

Happy birthday Poonam Dhillon - DAY 804

Today is Poonam Dhillon’s birthday. It seems like it was only a few years ago when director Ramesh Talwar spot her picture and suggested her name for Noorie. Directed by Manmohan Krishnan Noorie was a dream for the beautiful girl who was Miss Chandigarh to come to Mumbai and star with Faroque Shaikh in a Yash Raj film.
Poonam’s next release was Trishul where she played Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s younger sister and sang ‘Gapuchi gapuchi gham gham… with Sachin.
There was no looking back for Poonam ever since and over the decades I met and interviewed her on many sets of many of her films.
Reproducing the sepia memories…


Friday, 15 April 2016

Shah Rukh shines in Fan - DAY 803

YRF produced aur Maneesh Sharma directed Fan kahani hai ek superstar Aryan Khanna aur uske sabse bade fan, Gaurav Chandna ki.
Gaurav kehne ko toh West Dilli mein apna cyber station chalata hai, magar sach mein subah shaam sirf Aryan Khanna ke gun gaata hai.
Gaurav ka sapna hai, ke wo ek baar Mumbai jaakar apne star se mile aur samay aane par, ye sapna sach ho jaata hai.

Film ka plus: film ki kahani, characters, Habib Faisal ke dialogues. Iske alava film ke locations, special effects aur cinematography…

Film ka bada plus: Maneesh Sharma ki kabile taarif direction aur Shaha Rukh Khan ka double dhamaka – yaane ki Dilli ka junooni Gaurav aur Mumbai ka Shaandar Aryan.

Film ka minus: kyon ki kahani larger than life hai, isliye characters aur situations bhi over the top ban jaate hain jo iss genre ki cinema mein understandable hai.
Fan dekhni chahiye film ke sandesh ke liye, Shah Rukh Khan ke liye aur director Maneesh Sharma ke liye.

Fan ko Big Entertainment Ratings miltye hai 3.5 stars.


Thursday, 14 April 2016


Ashtami, also known as Maha Durgashtami, is 8th day of Durga Puja. Maha Ashtami
is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja which is very much similar to Maha Saptami Puja except Prana Pratishtha which is done only once on Maha Saptami.
On Maha Ashtami nine small pots are installed and nine Shaktis of Durga are invoked in them. All nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during Maha Ashtami Puja.

Kanya Pujan
all unmarried girls are worshiped like Maa Durga. There feet’s are washed with water and served puri, chana and halwa. Some people make potato or pumpkin sabji too. Moli is tied on their hand and tilak is done.Food is served among 5,7,9 or 11 girls
Langura-One boy below 7 year of age is also served along with the girls as langura.

How to perform navratri ashtmi puja (Pujan vidhi of ashtmi)
Pujan Vidhi
Take bath in brahm murath and wear neat and clean clothes. Worship Maa with dhoop, roli, kumkum, flowers (red), akshat and deep. Make halwa,puri and black chana to serve the goddess. You can also unboiled fresh milk and sweets of mawa as prasadam. Take some flowers in your hand and chant the following shloka

“Sarva Mangala Maangalye, Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike
Sharanye Tryambake Gaurii, Naaraayanii Namostute”

Offer those flowers to Maa .You can recite Maa chalisa or Durga maa vrath katha also if you want. In the end sing maa Durga aarti.

What should be done on Ashtami and Mahanavmi
1. You should bathe in the morning and clean your puja ghar.
2. Then clean the Maa Durga idol or picture with water or a clean cloth.
3. After cleaning, set your plate for worshiping, which shall include – incense (dhoop), deep (cotton balls dipped in ghee or oil), chunri, flowers, bindi, bangles and holy prasad.
4. Now sprinkle the Gangajal to purify your house and ignite the diya.
5. Now chant the ‘Durga Mantra’ mentioned below (atleast 11 times, if 108 times not possible)
6. After Durga Mantra, you must recite the Durga Chalisa and conclude the Pooja with Durga Aarti.
7. On Navmi, after following the above mentioned procedure for pooja, you should invite 9 girls (of below 12 years of age) at your home and worship them.
8. After worshiping them, you should feed them with food prepared for bhog and gift them with clothes or other things.
Durga Mantra to be chanted during the Pooja on Ashtami and Mahanavmi.


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Nine Goddesses - DAY 801

Legend has it that Lord Shiva granted permission to his wife Goddess Durga for visiting her mother for nine days and therefore had to accomplish her task in that time and demolished asura Mahisasur which is why devotees fast on all the nine days remembering all her nine avtaars that is Sailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Maha Gowri and Siddhidayini.  Long before the festival actual begins, the devotees start preparing various cuisines and purchase new clothes for the auspicious festival. It is also about savoring delicacies, dancing all nine nights.
Chaitra Navratri symbolizes the beginning of the Hindu New Year which marks the beginning of the spring season. The three most significant manifestations of Goddess Shakti are Goddess Durga, deity of power, Goddess Saraswati, deity of knowledge and Goddess Lakshmi, deity of fortune.


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Chaitra Navratri - DAY 800

Chaitra Navratri is an auspicious Hindu festival which is solely dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. Derived from Nav means nine and Ratri means night in Sanskrit, hence Navratri signifies nine nights of celebration, during which nine forms of goddesses are evoked and worshiped. 

The festival as we are familiar is about victory triumphing over evil and Chaitra Navrati which coincided with Guddi Padwa this year is commenced with a traditional ritual called the 
Ghatasthapana. Chaitra Navratri falls in the month of Chaitra and so it is termed as Chaitra Navratri.

To be continued...


Monday, 11 April 2016

Varun Dhawan lends voice to Captain America - DAY 799

Voice overs are in vogue. After a dozen actors dubbed for the Hindi version of The Jungle Book we have now have Varun Dhawan lending his voice for the superhero avenger movie Captain America Civil War!

Disney Studio has got on board versatile actor and youth icon Varun Dhawan to lend his voice for Steve Rogers AKA Captain America in the Hindi version of the colossal superhero action flick.

In the past Varun Dhawan was main lead in Disney India’s homegrown dance franchise ABCD 2 - one of the most successful films of 2015.
The film was a sequel of 2013’s hit film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance so he was the first choice for the studio and Varun who had watched was more than happy to be part of the Marvel Universe. “The film has an amazing connect with kids so that was one of the main reasons for me to do it” says the actor.

Captain America: Civil War releases in India on May 6 in 3D, IMAX and 2D and will be simultaneously released in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.


Friday, 8 April 2016

Jungle Book must watch - DAY 798

Saal 1967 mein Walt Disney Productions ki American animated film Jungle Book issi naam ki prakhyat kitaab par adharit thi.

Saal1993 mein issi kahani ka Japnese adaptation ko writer Gulzar ne Hindi mein anuvad kiya aur Doordarshan TV ne 52 episodes darshaye.
Tab se Chaddi pehankar phool khila hai Mowgli aur uske jungle ke saathi humare dost ban chuke hain.

Ab issi kahani ko naye andaaz aur shaandar scale mein pesh kar rahe hain fillmaker John Favreau.

Kahani sab ko maloom hain – ek chotta bachha jungle mein rehta aur ek din, apno ki talash mein jungle se bahar nikalta hain.

Jungle Book dekhne ki 4 zabardast wajah hain: 1.Film ke visual effects itne kamal ke hai hame lagta hai jaise har pal hum Mowgli ke saath hai.

Jab wo udaas hai toh hum udaas hote hain aur jab wo khush hai toh hum bhi utsahit ho jaate hain.

Jab baarish hoti hai toh hum bheeg jaate hain aur ussi dhoop chalti hai toh hum sookh jaate hain.

Iske alawa film ka bahtareen camera work, locations aur voice overs khas taur par Share Khan ki awaaz mein Nana Patekar aur Babloo ki awaaz mein Irfan Khan.

Mowgli ki bhumika mein chotta Neil Sethi film ke jaan hai

Jungle Book 2D/ 3D/ Hindi aur Angrezi mein release hui hai aur isse pure pariwar (bache, bade, buzurg) ko milkar dekhni chahiye.

Jungle Book ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hain 4 stars.

Bhawana Somaaya @bhawanasomaaya

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Code Mantra - DAY 797

Gujrati theatre has been soaring in the last few years and the credit goes to extra-ordinary writers and directors on stage. Last week I saw a gripping play Code Mantra about a court martial case of a young army officer Second in Command Ashwin Rathod. A commando of the Rajputana Rifles Rohit Rathod unable to cope up with the excruciating taining seeks an immediate transfer in exchange of sharing highly confidential information.

The same night commando Rohit Rathod is murdered in his barracks and his immediate superior 2.I.C. Ashwin is charged with his murder. What makes the case all the more intriguing is that Ashwin is the older brother of the deceased.
The play is pathbreaking in Gujrati theatre on many levels. It has modern art design and props are moved without curtain drop or fade out which is new experience for large capacity theatres like Bhaidas in Juhu.
This is perhaps the first time a subject on the Indian Army has been addressed on , not just that after a long time perhaps the audience is treated to a gripping court room drama involving Military law expert Shagun Oza/ Sneha Desai in a brilliant performance and her prosecutor colleague.
Code Mantra raises issues regading discipline in army life, corruption in legal system and nation pride.  The play belongs to Pratap Sachdev, writer/ music/ actor Sneha Desai and director of the show, the very versatile Rajesh Joshi.


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Prithvi chala Dubai - DAY 796

Decades ago in the late 40s and 50s when late Prithviraj Kapoor launched his own Repertory Theatre
Company, Prithvi Theatres, his motive was to tour all over India performing plays specially written for him. It was his dream to build his own theatre – a home for his company. In the 60’s a he realised his dream  and built a small theatre on a plot of land leased from the Bajaj family, but unfortunately this happened so late that his health never let him see his dream come alive.

In 1975, his youngest son, Shashi Kapoor, purchased the same land close to his parents’ home in Juhu and resurrected his father’s dream and memory. Prithvi Theatre– owned and run by the Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust & research Foundation opened on 5 November 1978 – with the aim of promoting and developing professional theatre and a discerning theatre audience.

38 years later it still thrives, and has become a national centre for theatre in India – with over 640 shows a year and average audience of 80% which is incredible. Inspired by Jennifer Kapoor, today it is Shashi Kapoor’s older son Kunal Kapoor who is the moving force at Prithvi. The motive is to promote and travel annual theatre festival to various cities in India, performing both inside auditoriums and outdoor platform and amphitheatres Soon Prithvi Theatre will be combining force with Raging Tiger in Dubai. Kunal Kapoor says, “Raging Tiger has approached us to host a Prithvi Festival in Dubai and showcase some of our plays for the Dubai audience. This is a great opportunity to expose a larger audience to our theatre grown out of Mumbai, India, - on an international platform and what is even more exciting is that Raging Tiger wants to make this into an annual event.
Beginning with April 27 to May 01 Raging Tiger will present a 5 day festival titled  PRITHVI@DUBAI  comprising  a selection of exciting productions performed at Prithvi and an exhibition on Prithviraj Kapoor theatre life, Platform Performances by local artists and Stage Talk discussions with Theatre Groups performing in the Festival.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The Jungle Book gets bigger and better - DAY 795

The Hindi version of The Jungle Book has just got bigger! In a series of unstoppable coups, Disney India has collaborated with none other than Vishal Dadlani - the talented rockstar and famed Hindi Film singer and composer for the Hindi rendition of the iconic "Bare Necessities" in Jon Favreau’s all-new live action epic adventure, The Jungle Book.
‘The Bare Necessities’ featured Mowgli and Baloo the friendly bear in Disney’s 1967 animated movie, The Jungle Book. It is written by Terry Gilkinson and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1967. The song wasn’t just a happy melody but a wonderful mantra for life, which makes it a hit.

“I had mixed emotions when Disney approached me to sing Baloo’s The Bare Necessities for their upcoming Hindi version of The Jungle Book. It’s a privilege that I can be part of such a timeless song, but the original has been so hugely popular and hummable that matching that standard seems like a daunting task. I really hope people like my version of The Bare necessities,” said Vishal Dadlani.
Disney’s all-new live-action epic adventure will be truly unique for the local audience with Priyanka Chopra lening her voice to python Kaa, Irrfan tobear Baloo, Nana Patekar to the Bengal tiger Shere Khan, Shefali Shah to wolf Raksha and Om Puri to the black panther Bagheera.


Monday, 4 April 2016

8 avtaar of Sonu Nigam- DAY 794

What is special about Sonu Nigam is that he is forever reinventing himself both on stage and in
playback for films. He has proved his mettle as a singer time and again and after all these years enjoys a special position with his fans. What he has accomplished for his forthcoming film Santa Banta Pvt Ltd is beyond anybody’s imagination.

He has sung the popular song ‘Tooti…’ in eight different voices. The innovation in a way was Sonu’s idea and the result is so terrific that whoever has heard the recording cannot stop raving about it.
Directed by Akashdeep Sabir, the film is produced by Viacom18 Media Private Limited and Cinetek Telefilms Private Limited.

Santa Banta Pvt Ltd is set to release on April 22, 2016.


Friday, 1 April 2016

Ki & Ka is revolutinary - DAY 793

Eros International produced/ R Balki likhi/directed Ki & Ka khoobsurat Kiya yaane Kareena Kapoor aur dilchasp Kabir yaane Arjun Kapoor ki kahani hain.
Kiya corporate duniya ki marketing head hai aur Kabir karodpati baap ka MBA beta...
Dono safar ke dauran milte hain, dosti badhti hai, phir pyaar aur shaadi!
Ab Kiya har subah kaam par jaati hai aur Kabir ghar samabhaalta hai aur ye dono ki marzi se hota hain!
Film ka plus: Cinematography, art design khaas taupar unke ke ghar par bhaagti  rel gaadi.
Film ka bada plus: Refreshing kahani, bahtareen dialogues, detailed charecterizations.

Film ka minu: Plot restricted hai jiski wajah se film ka messege bhi repetitive hai.
Balki ki sabhi filme rishton ke baare mein hai aur niyam todne ke baare mein bhi!!
Cheeni Kum ne ummar ka niyam toda, Paa ne zimmedariyon ka aur Shamaitabh ne srishti ka niyam toda! Ki & Ka gender par sawal uthati hai.

Ye sirf Streeling/Pulling ka vivaad nahi hain, na hi ye unke choices ke baare mein hain, balke ussse bhi aage, humari soch ke baare mein hai!
Balki Hindi cinema ki sadiyon purani chaviyon ko todte hain jiska praman hai Maa ki bhumika mein Swaroop Sampat aur pati ki bhumika mein Arjun Kapoor.
Jaya aur Amitabh Bachchan thodi der ke liye aate hain aur kahanni mein sugandh bhar dete hain!
Kareena Kapoor film ki jaan aur jadoo hai…
Ki aur Ka sab ko dekhni chahiye- ye humari kahani hain, humare badalte samaj aur desh ki kahani hain!

Ki & Ka ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hain 3.5 stars.