6 items from 2016
Directed by Rohit Dhawan
Rating: *** ½
Everybody in Dishoom is shown to be in a tearing hurry. Some, like the flighty Miss Fernandez seem to be running to nowhere quite furiously. But everyone is determined to get some place.
Dishoom is one of the most fast-paced Bollywood bromances in recent times. Bromance, it sure is. And a pretty cool one at that. With John Abraham (excellent as the strong silent sturdy he-man type) and Varun Dhawan (endearingly vulnerable clumsy but finally dependable) helming the hyperventilating hi-jinks, director Rohit Dhawan can’t go wrong.
Plus there is cricket which as we all know is religion in India. So what happens when Virat, fictionally altered to Viraj, is kidnapped by a mean money machine named Wagah (probably because »
- Subhash K Jha
Satish Kaushik is back on stage. And this time Satish even sings on stage! Speaking happily on his grand comeback to theatre Satish says, "My new play Mr & Mrs Murarilal premiered this weekend at Rangsharda (Mumbai) at 7.30 pm. I' m back on stage after four years. Before this I performed Salesman Ramlal directed by Feroz Abbas Khan for 14 years." The opening was a resounding success. "We had a grand opening houseful, show...Subhash Ghai, Rishi Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Bhumika Chawla, Sudhir Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Tinnu Anand, Rahul Bhat, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Meerra Chopra, Vandana Sajnani Khattar were among the packed audiences." Mr & Mrs Muralilal requires Satish to be enormously energetic on stage. "I am singing and dancing in this play. In fact one song which is my introduction in the play is recorded in my voice. I sang for the first time in a studio." Meghna Malik and Amit Pathak who, »
- Subhash K. Jha
Filmmaker Abhishek Chaubey was much in the news recently for his dark drama, Udta Punjab. Readers may recall that the much-publicised film received mix reactions from the audience but was applauded for the terrific performances from the lead actors. Now, Abhishek Chaubey is ready for his next project and it is with veteran actor-director Satish Kaushik. Satish Kaushik, who starred in Udta Punjab as Shahid Kapoor's uncle, will be directing a biopic. This time around Abhishek Chaubey will be co-producing Satish's next directorial venture. Confirming the news, Satish revealed that the film is based on a man in Azamgarh village in Uttar Pradesh who was declared dead on paper when in reality he was alive. The man fought for 18 years to prove that he wasn't dead. The untitled film is a black comedy and will be produced by Abhishek Chaubey along with Satish Kaushik's company and Honey Trehan's MacGuffin Pictures. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Satish Kaushik is a man of varied interests. He is currently shooting for a film in Jharkhand and Allahabad. But he is also gearing up to return as a director. Satish who last directed Gang Of Ghosts in 2014 is all set to return to direction with a bio-pic on unusual man named Lal Bihari Mritak, a farmer from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh who was declared dead by the government. It took Lal Bihari 14 years to prove he was alive. Mritak, meaning the dead, was added to his name because of his official non-existent status. Satish says he has been fascinated by the subject for years. "Can you imagine the plight of a man who must fight to prove he is alive? Can you imagine his unbroken spirit that kept him going for 14 years through his relentless pursuit of his identity?" The filmmaker has been toying with the idea of a »
- Subhash K. Jha
Satish Kaushik has always worn many hats. So it's no surprise to know that actor-filmmaker has now turned Radio Jockey. Starting on Monday, Satish would be hosting his own radio show. Happily Satish divulged, "My new role as an Rj started on Monday on a brand new radio station 91.9 FM Radio Nasha in Mumbai and 107.2 FM Radio Nasha in Delhi. My show is called The Filmy Calendar Show With Satish Kaushik. It is on every day from Monday to Friday between 7 and 8 pm." It took time to convince Satish, "I was very sceptical but Nasha people made me hear my voice by making a goulash of previous interviews which were with them and then they recorded something with me which convinced me...theatre, film, TV, commercials and now radio as Rj...what more to do?" »
- Subhash K. Jha
The media and the industry came forward in full force to support the launch of the duo’s new production house and their first production ‘A Death In The Gunj’ that marks the directorial debut of Konkona Sen Sharma.
The actress has also written the script for the film. A Death in the Gunj is a coming of age story set in 1979, about a shy student Shyamal Chatterjee. He uses a family road trip to an odd Anglo-Indina town as an escape from his failed semester. At the outset, the makings of a perfect family outing are in place but something is amiss. In the week that follows Shyamal’s quiet struggled goes unnoticed by his family and friends who »
- Stacey Yount
6 items from 2016
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