Saturday, 13 December 2014

Tevar


Arjun Kapoor seems to have struck the right chord with his song, Superman from Tevar, which is produced by Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Sunil Lulla, Naresh Agarwal and Sunil Manchanda. The film, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee, marks the directorial debut of ad filmmaker Amit Ravindernath Sharma. 

Often played on music channels and airwaves, the fun song has become popular amongst the listeners. Not just that, an online portal also reported that the film's music has been much appreciated, with Superman particularly making it to the music charts. The actor, who has been travelling to various cities for the film's promotion says, "It's amusing to hear people call me Superman, but I'm glad that the song has caught on."

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Action Jackson - Hindihungama.in

Ajay Devgn's latest movie "Action Jackson" is set to release this week and expectations on its performance at box office are high. This has paved way for a lot of analysis. Here, we bring you one such piece on why it cannot beat Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" and Salman Khan's "Kick" at the box office in the first weekend.
The Ajay Devgn-starrer is no doubt one of the biggest releases of his career. The story is tailor-made for him and people love to see him action-comedy films. This might be the biggest advantage for "Action Jackson" to set new records at the box office.
But it is also difficult for the film to break the first weekend records of "Happy New Year" (₹108 Crores) and "Kick" (₹ 85 Crores), the two biggest releases of 2014. Here we are listing out why.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

'The Shaukeens' Movie Review: Breezy Remake With a Twist


Though it is praiseworthy to take remake rights from the owners, they must stop calling films by that term when there is nothing at all common other than the basic idea. And that is what “The Shaukeens” is vis-à-vis the 1982 Basu Chatterjee film “Shaukeeen,” distinguished as the first film in which we saw a “lucky” spelling — note the three ‘e’s!

Three dirty old men `leching’ at a pretty young thing is what ‘The Shaukeens’ sets out to show. If it had stuck to its guns, made its threesome more interesting, and the girl less ditsy, this remake of Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Shaukeen’ (1982), would have done its job. But the reprise mixes a star (Akshay Kumar) swanning about playing himself, and doing, I might add, a better job than he has in his last few films, which takes away from the chief focus. Which is not such a bad thing, because the trio of dirty old men KD, Lali and Pinky (Anuu Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Piyush Mishra) is dull: when they are on screen, nothing much lifts off, not even the object of their desire, the lissome bikini-clad (Lisa Haydon) cavorting in the lovely blue ocean in Mauritius, where most of the film is set in. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/the-shaukeens-movie-review/#sthash.aOASLn3S.dpuf

The free-spirited Lisa Haydon, who was so good in ‘Queen’, quickly becomes tiresome. You can see she is trying hard, but she can’t do anything about the way her character has been written. And that’s the problem with the men, too. The little details — Rati Agnihotri was in the original ‘Shaukeen’, and has a cameo here as Anupam Kher’s not-interested wife; Piyush Mishra plays a ‘masala’ king with a ‘non-masala’ life with a soft spot for a massage girl; and Annu Kapoor is the ‘dil-phenk’ bachelor with a sad back-story—could have been made much more of. It is Akshay Kumar, playing himself, or rather a superstar like himself with a thing for alcohol and a sudden yen for actorly respectability via a National award, who is the best part of the film. This is the star getting away from the things he pokes fun at— “same helicopter se latakna, same car chases” etc which lead to the ‘200 crore club’, and finding his funny bone. But those jokes get stretched, and finally we stop even faintly sniggering, like we did at the occasional haha-inducing lines.