12 items from 2013
Jai Ho sees Sohail Khan return to directing after Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002), his debut film as an actor. Jai Ho is yet another remake of a Telugu hit, Stalin, starring Chiranjeevi and Trisha. Sohali’s version stars Salman Khan, Tabu and Danny Denzongpa in pivotal roles.
Music has been composed by Sajid-Wajid (Dabangg franchise) and Amal Malik with Devi Sri Prasad as guest composer. Vocal talents consist of Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Palak Mucchal and Himesh Reshammiya amongst others. The album features 9 tracks including 3 remixes.
Baaki Sab First Class is a satirical number sung by Wajid. The lyrics (Sajid, Irfan Kamal, Danish Sabri) are impressive however the repetitive dhol beats gets old quickly and Wajid’s rendition, while decent, suffers from a serious case of been-there-done-that. The remix of the track is equally unremarkable.
Tere Naina Maar Hi Daalenge is a poor derivative of ‘Saanson Ne’ and ‘Dagabaaz Re »
- Sheetal Tiwari
Check out the very first song ‘Baaki Sab First Class’ from the movie “Jai Ho” a film directed by Sohail Khan featuring Salman Khan Daisy Shah, Sana Khan & Tabu. The film is produced by Sunil Lulla & Sohail Khan & is all set to release in theatres on 24th January, 2014.
Jai, an upright common man is fighting a solitary war against corruption and injustice. Honest and incorruptible, he has made it his mission to help as many people as he can. His mantra is quite simple – help somebody and then request that person to lend a helping hand to somebody else – thus forming an ever growing circle of people helping each other.
In a strange twist of fate, he finds himself pitted against a powerful politician and his vile family. »
- Stacey Yount
The masala-quotient in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullett Raja has gone up, A new mast-mast massy song 'Jai Govinda Jai Gopala' sung by Wajid, one of the composer duo Sajid-Wajid, has been added on at the last minute to the film. The last-minute inclusion of the song led to a critical final-hour delay in the dispatch of prints to overseas and non-overseas centers which had the producers Fox Star biting their nails in suspense.
But Tigmanshu was adamant.
When asked why he insisted on the last-minute inclusion of a song, the director said, "It has been added to the end-credits. We all felt that the song's presence would create an impact during the film's final phase of closure. The song had already been recorded. But we hadn't used it. I felt it fitted in at the end. So I put it into the end credits. It did cause some delay. But »
- Subhash K. Jha
Sajid Nadiadwala has roped in talented actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, of Gangs Of Wasseypur fame, for his upcoming film with Salman Khan, Kick.For the first time, Nawaz would play a powerful role in an out and out commercial film, Kick. Sajid was keen to cast someone who will be able to perform dramatically. While details are kept under wrap on his character, insiders say that the character is very strong. Nawazuddin read the script and fell in love with the character. »
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja is a forthcoming action flick that will see Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha pairing up for the first time. The film also has Jimmy Shergill, Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover and Vidyut Jamwal in supporting roles and will be releasing in cinemas as of 29 November 2013. Though the makers are doing their best to not give too much away, the film is essentially based in West Bengal and on a common man who transforms into a gangster. The music to Bullett Raja has been composed by the famous Sajid-Wajid, who have given us classics such as Dabangg (2010). Rdb are guest composers in the album and they provide us with the song ‘Tamanche Pe Disco.’ The lyrics have been written by a number of lyricists who include Sandeep Nath, Kausar Munir, Shabbir Ahmed and Raftaar. So is Bullett Raja a soundtrack worth checking out? Read onto uncover our verdict! »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Ishkq in Paris (2012) is an upcoming romantic comedy/drama directed by Prem Raj which stars debutant Rhehan Malliek and established actress Preity Zinta in the leading roles. This is regarded by many as Zinta’s major comeback film after a long absence from the big screen. The film is produced by Neelu Zinta, as well as by Preity Zinta under her new production company Pznz Media. Originally slated for an October release, the film will now officially be open for all to see in cinemas on 2 November 2012. According to its synopsis, the film is based on two strangers who end up meeting on a train from Rome to Paris. This leads to them spending the night together in the romantic city and they end up having a one night fling. Although Ishkq (Zinta) has moved on from this one night encounter, Akash (Malliek) is unable to and he begins to fall in love with her. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
As the director of the 2008 National Award winning Tamil film, Kanchivaram and many other classics, Priyadarshan needs no introduction nor to be questioned if he can sparkle up the screen. But not everyone remembers this and time is what it is. Although not nearly as breathtaking, Rangrezz would probably fall into the same category of films he directed as Aakrosh and Tezz, showing the serious/realistic cinema side of him. A remake from Tamil, it stars Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand, Vijay Verma and Amitosh Nagpal in lead roles. The original film, Naadodigal, has been remade into 4 other languages since its release in 2009. But the key here is whether Rangrezz will see the same success.
Now, we have seen our fair share of movies in Hindi cinema that depict love birds and the selfless friends that help them succeed in their love story. Yet, have we ever seen what happens to »
- Githa Vanan
There is never a dull moment if it’s a David Dhawan film!
After receiving a spectacular response on ‘Har Ek Friend Kamina Hota Hai’ and ‘Early Morning’, the team of Chasme Baddoor releases yet another fun-filled track Ishq Mohallah. The newly released song is surely going to get the audiences grooving to the upbeat track. Sung by Wajid and Mika Singh, Ishq Mohallah. fits perfectly to
their ‘kamina’ theme.
The song features the lead trio Ali Zafar, Siddharth and Divyendu Sharma along with the lovely Taapsee Pannu. Ishq Mohallah has all the actors grooving to the tunes and flaunting some really crazy moves. The song has an instant connect with the audiences and is certainly one of the songs that can get anyone to dance. Neelesh Misra’s lyrics are wacky and catchy which makes the song a cut above the rest. The fun song starts with Jai aka »
- Press Releases
Chashme Baddoor is an upcoming remake of the 1981 classic comedy and will be releasing in cinemas on 5 April 2013. It is directed by David Dhawan and stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth Narayan, Divyendu Sharma, Tapsee Panu and Rishi Kapoor in the leading roles. The film is based on the lives of three young men named Sid (Zafar), Jai (Malhotra) and Omi (Sharma). Whereas Sid leads a normal life; Jai and Omi are busy chasing girls and trying to live life on the edge. However, Jai and Omi face a clash when they both fall for Seema (Panu) and try their best to woo her. The music has been composed by Sajid-Wajid. In the past, the dynamic duo has given us soundtracks like Dabangg 2 (2012) and Teri Meri Kahaani (2012). The lyrics are written by Jalees Sherwani, Neelesh Misra and Kausar Muni. So without furher ado, let’s assess whether or not the music »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Firstly, I cannot convey my utmost excitement for Sajid Khan’s remake of Himmatwala, whether it was the exciting promos that promised a more energized Ajay Devgn or Tamannah Bhatia making her Bollywood debut. However, I did approach with trepidation when the first promos of the iconic Nainon Mein Sapna, which seemed like a by-the-numbers recreation of the multicolored sets or the lack of dance moves in Devgn and Bhatia. Yet it was the music that hooked us all in from the addictive “Tha Thaiya Ta Thaiya ho” and that Sajid and Wajid hadn’t added any overt flourishes to that iconic melody. This album is tons of fun, yet upon Khan’s insistence that they not stray too far from the source material, Sajid and Wajid play it a little safe. What we can appreciate is the ambition of the songs by using artists from the Laximant Pyarelal, Bappi Lahiri »
- Rumnique Nannar
Namaste, Sas-re-kaal, A-salaam-al-e- kum and welcome to My Christmas/New year present to all you Bollywood fanatics. The 2012 countdown of the top grossing films. A year in which the total net amount earned by the top 10 films of the year is so far 1470 crores (compared to 2011′s 930 crores), and this is predicted to cross 1500 crores by the end of this year! 2012 is the year in which nine films made the top thirty films of highest grossing films of Indian cinema as well as seven films crossed the 100 crore mark in the domestic markets.
Now for the countdown. Bear in mind that this countdown is based on pure fact and figures. This is a countdown based on what you the viewer have voted for with your feet, as you the viewer have taken the time out from your lives to see these films in your droves. You may agree with some »
- Rima Bhatia
Looking back at 2012 song-ically, it certainly was a year of cool sounds, new voices, groovy and groovin’ beats and over all some killer tracks. Many of the songs brought a new vibe to the music of the movies, songs flavored with new influences, and songs that we never would have thought we would hear in a Bollywood flick. There were classic beats that got us up and dancing not to mention the grooves of today that got us to move to the music. We met some new singers we can’t wait to hear more of and some of our favorites blew us away with outstanding vocals. 2012 was full of surprises and we enjoyed so many of them, 50 in fact and every single note! As always we loved these songs when they first came out but once we saw them in the movie we loved them even more! Check out »
- Stacey Yount
12 items from 2013
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