Thursday 31 December 2015

Sonam and Deepak kept company - DAY 734

Deepak Dobrial nominated in Most Entertaining category fo Tanu Weds Manu Returns arrived early but refused to be seated till his director Anand Rai joined him. Anand Rai was a little late and Deepak Dobrial had no issues hanging back stage until then. 

Dobrial stayed and chatted only with Anand Rai for most part of the evening and Sonam Kapoor nominated as the Most Entertaining Actor in Romantic Role/ Female in Prem Ratan Dhan Payyo sat with producer Krrishika Lulla for the evening. Sonam has said in an interview that Ranjhanna produced by Eros is a turning point in her career and she can never forget that.

(BSEA on STAR PLUS, 31 DEC,2015 8PM)

Wednesday 30 December 2015

Akshara was tense - DAY 733

Akshara Haasan had a dream break in RBalki’s Shamitabh and has been on a roll since the release of the film. She had tough competition with super contenders like Sana Kapoor/ Shaandaar, Bhoomi Pedenkar/ Dum Lagake Haisha and Harshali/ Bajrangi Bhaijaan as co nominees and smiled for the first time in the evening when she heard her name announced on stage. 
Akshara Haasan shared the honors with Sana Kapoor also making her debut in Shaandar. A super example of how good actors rise above an average film since both Shamitaabh and Shaandar were not box-office successes but the actors were.

Ranveer Singh was a happy man at the evening and it showed in his interactions with people. He was happy to catch up with filmmaker Kabir Khan and happy to win Best Actor in a romantic role/ male in Dil Dhadakne Do and dedicated his award to his director Zoya Akhtar.

(BSEA on STAR PLUS, 31 DEC,2015 8PM)

Tuesday 29 December 2015

Harshali was in character - DAY 732

Omkaar Kapoor was nominated as Most Entertaining Debut/ Male for Pyaar Ka Panchnaama 2 and little Harshali as Most Entertaining Debut/ Female for Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Everyone expected Suraj Pancholi to win the Debut Male but the votes went to Omkaar Kapoor who started his career as a child star best remembered for playing Sridevi Anil Kapoor’s son in Judai
Harshali did not make it in the debut race but was honored with a
Special Award presented by the beautiful Athiya Shetty and Sooraj Barjatya. When the microphone was handed to Harshali to make her thanks giving, she remained silent in keeping with her character in Bajrangi Bhaijaan till she was prompted by Athiya to say something, she did finally.
Omkaar Kapoor almost jumped out of his seat when his name was announced because he was not expecting it. He thought Suraj Pancholi will win the award, just in the way Nushrat Barucha was certain she didn’t stand a chance in the Most Entertaining Role in a Comedy Film/ Female and when her name was announced went crying to the stage. It was a night of many surprises.

(BSEA on STAR PLUS, 31 DEC,2015 8PM)

Monday 28 December 2015

Highlights of BSEA - DAY 731

The best thing about any award night is their back stories. Amitabh Bachchan had flown into the city for a day to record a song for Wazir with Farhan Akhtar and had warned us he would leave early because he was taking a charter to Kolkatta in order to attend shooting at Howrah Bridge. Bachchan arrived at the time he had promised and collected his trophy for Most Entertaining Actor in Social Role for Pikku and was on his way out, saying his goodbyes, when he was summoned back to the stage for his second award, Most Entertaining Actor in a film and again it went to Pikku.
The Big Star Awards are based on popularity and voted on 92.7BigFM/ BigFM website and StarPlus website. 

Directors Abba Mustan were nominated in Comedy category for Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karun and presented the Thriller category. Have to say this that Abbas and Mustan are the most sporting directors of filmdom.

(BSEA on STAR PLUS, 31 DEC,2015 8PM) 

Friday 25 December 2015

Santa time & Merry Christmas - DAY 730

When I was a little girl I believed all the stories told to us in the school. I believed that Santa Claus will be riding on a sledge to deliver each of us a special gift. Gradually as I grew older I discovered the truth but still loved the idea of the Santa Claus and his surprise gifts.

Over the decades I have always spent X’mas with my catholic friends, visited their home for Christmas cake and cookies and returned home with bag full of good wishes. It is a tradition observed for many decades.

For the last few years I have been decorating a Christmas tree at home and love the idea of children in the building  coming up to play with it on the  Christmas day.
They look forward to cakes and cookies and I to their happy smiles.


Thursday 24 December 2015

Deepika Ranveer rocked - DAY 729

They were promoting Bajirao Mastani in Delhi that day and drove directly from the airport to the venue. We had Vanities ready for them and despite a hard day they were very cheerful.


 It was adrenaline I guess that Ranveer
 chatted with everyone and when it came to
 Salman Khan’s performance, Singh 
 changed his seat closer to the stage for a 
 better view of the performance.


BSEA on STARPLUS, 31DEC 2015 , 8PM

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Reactions never lie - DAY 728

The countdown has begun for the Big Star Entertainment Awards to be aired on New Year night and judging by the reactions it appears to be a night of thrill and fun.

 From Palak Muchal who grabbed the trophy for Prem Ratan Dhan Payyo to Saina Nehwal who won the Sports Person of the year title, everyone had something to smile about.

 (BSEA on STAR PLUS, 31 dec,2015 8pm)

Tuesday 22 December 2015

DAY 727 - Bajirao Mastani wins hearts

The reactions and the reviews for Bajirao Mastani have been overwhelming and the director and the actors have not stopped smiling since the release.
Bajirao Mastani  collections so far:

Friday collections: 12.80 Crores

Saturday collections: 15.52 Crores

Total collections so far: 28.32 Crores
The budget of the film is approximately 100 crores.


Monday 21 December 2015

DAY - 726 - Dilwale rocks box-office

Last week had two releases. Shah Rukh Khan's Dilwale opened to a full house  and will gallop in the second week despite bad reviews proving for the hundredth time that reviews don't guarantee success at the box-office.
Dilwale collections so far:

Friday collections: Rs 21 Crores

Saturday collections: 20.09 Crores

Total collections so far: 41.09 Crores
The budget of the film is approximately 100 crores.


Friday 18 December 2015

DAY - 725 (2) - Dilwale drags

Red Chillies produced aur Rohit Shetty directed Dilwale do baap, do bhai, do behne, do gunde aur do choron ki kahani hai.
Do baap, yaane Vinod Khanna aur Kabir Bedi – aur dono don hai, jo hume pata hai. Do bhai, yaane Shah Rukh Khan aur Varun Dhawan, jo sage bhai nahi hain, jo bhi hume pata hai. Do behne, yaane Kajol aur Kirti Sanon, jo sagi behane hain, aur ye bhi hume pata hai.

Do gunde, yaane Boman Irani wala ‘King’ aur gumnaam ‘Kaali’ aur unke dhandho ke baare mein bhi hume pata hai. Do chor, yaane Varun Sharma aur Sanjay Mishra, jiske baare mein wo khud hume batate hai. Film ki kahani 70 ke dashak jaisi hai – saare kirdaar 80 ke dashak jaise - gaane 90 ke dashak jaise, jinka kahani se koi taluk nahi aur film ke dialogues 2000 ke dashak ki best lines churate hai – jo hume sab yaad hai.

Na isme Shah Rukh-Kajol ki chemistry jadu chalati hai aur na hi Rohit Shetty ke stunts agar thoda sa manorajan karte hai toh sirf Sanjay Mishra.

Shah Rukh-Kajol ki saath mein ki huyi 7 filmon mein se aur Rohit Shetty ki 11 filmon mein se, Dilwale sab se kamzor hai.
Dilwale ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hai 2 stars.


DAY 725 (1) - Bajirao Mastani is tribute to Mugha-E-Azam

Bajirao Mastani 200 saal purani, 18 vi sadi ke bahdur yoddha, Pehwa Bajirao, uski patni Kashibai aur doosri patni Mastani ki prem kahani hain.
Ye film pariwar se adhik uss daur ke saamajik/ raajneeti/ rehni karni/ khayal aur prathaon ka pratibimb hain, jiska shrey jaata hai film ke sabhi technical departments ko; phir wo kamal ka camerawork ho/ sound /outstanding music/costumes ya action ya lajawab art design.
Kahani Pune ke oonche qille aur Paithan ke alishaan mahalon se guzarti hui, Rajasthan aur Bundelkhand ke rangon mein rangkar, Hyderabad ke Nizam se milti hain aur uske saath daudte hain sainkdo haathi-ghode aur unpar sawaanr anginat sipahee.
Writer Prakash Kapadia, Rao ke sabhi dost/dushmanon ka parichay karwate hai aur unke saath nyay karte hain. Chotte roles mein Mahesh Manjrekar aur Milind Soman, Rao ki maa ki bhumika mein Tanvi Azmi, jaise uss daur ki seemaon mein bandh jaate hain.
Aisa nahi hai ki film mein khamiyaan nahi hain – hum sab jaante hai ki Peshwa gaate nahi thhe aur Peshwa bai naachti nahi thi…
Kuch jagah par VFX effects behtar ho sakte thhe aur kuch climax bhi edit ho sakta tha, magar ye mayne nahi rakhta...
Ya mayne nahi rakhta ki kisne kis se behtar perform kiya hai…
Priyanka Chopra, Kashibai ko dhairya aur samaan se pesh karti hai…Deepika Padukone, Mastani ko bahduri aur bhakti se aur Ranvir Singh, Bajirao ko shaurya aur sachai se..!
Film ki shaan film ka director hai – uski soch/ uski vision/ film ka canvas/ magnitude, detailing aur sabse badhkar, uska passion!
Bajirao Mastani Sanjay Leela Bhansali ki KAsif ki Mughle-Azam ko tribute hai, phark sirf itna hai ki iss baar Mughal sultanat nahi, Peshwa ka Shaniwarwada hai, Shees Mahal ke bajay Aina Mahal hai aur zanjeeron mein qaid Anarkali nahi Mastani hai.
Bajirao Mastani dekhni chahiye itihaas ke liye nahi, ek kalakar ki kalpana ke liye… Bajirao Mastani ko Big Entertainment Ratings                                                                 milte hain 4 stars.