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Versatile actor Razzak Khan passes away

Versatile actor Razzak Khan passes away
One of Bollywood's versatile actors Razzak Khan, who is best known for his various comic acts in films, is no more. No sooner Khan suffered a massive heart attack at 12.30 midnight yesterday, he was immediately rushed to Holy Family hospital in Bandra. The doctors declared him dead on arrival. The Khan family is awaiting the arrival of Razzak Khan's son Assad Khan, who works in Croatia. The funeral of (late) Razzak Khan will be held tomorrow at Narialwadi Kabaristan at Byculla. Readers may recall seeing Razzak Khan in films like Action Jackson, Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum, Phir Hera Pheri, Nayak, Haseena Maan Jaayegi amongst others. Bollywood Hungama wholeheartedly prays that the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
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The New York Indian Film Festival announces full lineup for the 16th Annual Film Festival

The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 16th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 7 – May 14). Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City. In addition, the festival will also feature five programs of short films.

The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions. All the films are subtitled in English and some of the languages this year include Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telegu, Assamese, Haryanavi and Urdu. This year’s festival will feature a couple of sidebars –Nfdc restored first films of filmmakers and a three-generations sidebar, films of Bimal Roy, Basu Bhattacharya and Aditya Bhattacharya.

The festival’s film lineup includes 2016 National Award winners A Far Afternoon,
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Five comedians come together for Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi

There was a time comedies ruled Bollywood. From Hrishikesh Mukherjee to Govinda, makers and actors entertained us like crazy for a few decades.

As if to replicate the time and bring in more laughs, filmmaker Fauzia Arshi has managed to rope in not one, or two…. but five comedians for her upcoming venture Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi.

The film takes laughter to its original form with the laughter aces Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra, Raajpal Yadav, Razzaq Khan and the veteran Kader Khan coming together.

Fauzia informs that, “the film is a rollercoaster ride with clean comedy. While it tickles and entertains on one hand, it also brings forth the irony of the changing times. It will make you laugh and think about life, without being preachy.”

Produced by Santosh Bhartiya and Fauzia Arshi, Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi is releasing on October 16, has music, story, dialogues and direction by Fauzia Arshi.
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Mika does a Madonna in Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi

We all know of Madonna shooting to her virgin heights in the West with her chartbuster “Papa Don’t Preach.” The song catapulted the wild-child of Hollywood to hysteric fame with the youth and became an anthem with young westerners for decades to follow.

Now, India’s music wild-child Mika Singh is all set to come out with “Baap Hona Paap” a sort of reverse-engineered song from “Papa Don’t Preach” for the upcoming film Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi (Hdkd).

“It’s a peppy humourous song from a father’s point of view, underlining the irony of things,” says the film’s director-cum-music composer Fauzia Arshi. “Mika sings about the new-age hi-tech, uncontrolled, over-intelligent generation, born into an era with everything is on their finger tips.”

What’s more! Mika will don the caricature avatar in this song which will feature as a fully-animated introductory song of Hdkd.

The film
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Mika Singh caricature to open Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi

Mika Singh has become the first singer-caricature in a feature film to have an entire animated song to himself in Fauzia Arshi’s upcoming film Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi (Hdkd).

“The picturisation itself was born out of coincidence. Mika recorded ‘Baap Hona Paap,’ based on a father’s point of view of his kin. I was keen to film it on him as the introductory song,” informs the film’s director-cum-music composer Fauzia Arshi.

“But as Mika was out of town for a few days, I had this idea about getting the entire song made with an animated caricature of Mika and showing it to him as a surprise,” reveals Fauzia. When she did, Mika was head over heels in love with his caricature. So they decided to retain it.

The film takes laughter to its original form with five great comedians Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra, Raajpal Yadav, Razzaq Khan
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Amitabh Bachchan welcomes Kader Khan

Amitabh Bachchan welcomes Kader Khan
The onscreen and off screen camaraderie between the veteran actor Kader Khan and the legendary Amitabh Bachchan is known to one and all. For the uninitiated, it was Kader Khan who wrote memorable dialogues in Amitabh Bachchan's films like Do Aur Do Paanch, Agneepath, Giraftaar, Mr. Natwarlal, Khoon Pasina, Satte Pe Satta, Hum, Inquilab etc. So, when the news of Kader Khan's comeback film in Bollywood (Ho Gaya Dimag Ka Dahi) reached Amitabh Bachchan, he immediately took to twitter to 'welcome' the veteran actor. Amitabh Bachchan tweeted "Kadar Khan .. great colleague, writer, contributor to many of my successful films .. returns to film after a long hiatus ! Welcome". Besides Kader Khan, Ho Gaya Dimag Ka Dahi also stars Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra, Rajpal Yadav, Razzak Khan, Amita Nangia amongst others. Directed by Fauzia Arshi, the film is slated to release September 25.
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Akarsh Khurana on opting out of Bejoy Nambiars film

Akarsh Khurana on opting out of Bejoy Nambiars film
The very talented Akaash Khurana's son Akarsh Khurana who was very close to filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar has opted out of the film that he, Akarsh, was supposed to direct for Bejoy.

The aborted project was to star Rajkummar Rao, Hussain Dalal, Shikha Talsania and Razaak Khan. Akarsh had also cast his father Akaash Khurana and Shernaz Patel in prominent parts. But since the project is produced by Bejoy Nambiar, Akarsh is in no position to helm the project any more.

Says Akarsh, "The story idea was Bejoy's. But the screenplay was done by Adhir Bhatt, Hussain Dalal and me. It's a road movie about three dysfunctional people on a journey of self-discovery."

Last heard, Bejoy was trying to get another director for the project.

Explaining his reasons for leaving the project, Akarsh says, "We had some differences as a result of which relations were getting strained. I thought it was
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Main Tera Hero Movie Review

David Dhawan is back! After entertaining the audience for most of the 90s, he somehow lost his way in the last decade. However, teaming up with his son seems to have helped him regain his touch. Main Tera Hero is vintage David Dhawan – very silly and absolutely hilarious.

Seenu (Varun Dhawan) is the quintessential good-for-nothing young man who everybody wants to get rid of. He falls for Sunaina (Illeana D’Cruz) who is bound to marry Angad (Arunoday Singh) against her wishes. Now he has the task of whisking her away from under Angad’s nose as well as save himself from the wrath of gangster Vikrant (Anupam Kher) whose daughter Ayesha (Nargis Fakhri) has fallen in love with him.

Like most Dhawan films, there isn’t much of a story here but lots of funny skits woven together. They keep coming fast one after another and keep you on a perpetual merry high.
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Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Movie Review

Are films with crass humour, sexual innuendoes, gay jokes, private parts’ references and double entendres your cup of tea? If no, director Sachin Yardi’s Kya Super Kool Hain Hum (Kskhh) is not for you. If yes, this Ekta Kapoor production starring Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias and Anupam Kher may just be the timepass flick to watch with your naughty bunch of friends this weekend.

Adi (Tusshar) a struggling actor, and Sid (Riteish) a struggling DJ, are best friends and roommates. While Adi works in humiliating tele-shopping ads while waiting for his big break, Sid earns a living by renting out his horny pet dog Vicky-Donor-style to vets since his DJ gigs keep ending disastrously for one reason or the other. Life takes a turn when Adi falls in love with Simran (Neha) and Sid with Anu (Sarah). After this nothing happens in terms of
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Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal to release on Sept 28

Percept Pictures' Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, directed by Priyadarshan, starring Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Razak Khan, Neeraj Pathak among others is all set for a September 28 release. Says director Priyadarshan, "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is a film with an identity of its own. There's more drama, action, and of course, comedy. It's high on production values. The Christian village backdrop has a perfect setting for the adventure to
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Chandrakant: Bin Bulaye Baraati is pure, unadulterated comedy

Dhanraj Jethani's forthcoming film Bin Bulaye Baraati directed by Chandrakant Singh is all set to release on 17th June 2011. This madcap comedy has fantastic performers like Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav, Mukesh Tiwari, Johny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Shweta Tiwari, Vijay Raj, Hemant Pandey, Manoj Joshi, Gulshan Grover, Shakti Kapoor, Dinesh Lamba, Razzaq Khan, Shweta Keswani, Rati Agnihotri, Neeraj Vora along with Aftab Shivdasani, Priyanka Kothari and ultra glam super hot actress Mallika Sh
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Mahesh Bhatt's Kuch Log ready to go on the floors

Kuch Log, an upcoming film by Shuja Ali, goes on floors this 25th February 2011. The film's first schedule will be shot in Lucknow. The movie is directed by Shuja Ali and the star cast includes veteran Actor Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Ganesh Venkatraman, Arya Babbar, Rati Agnihotri, Neelima Azeem, Tom Alter, Aarthi Thakur, Razzak Khan, Ravi Jhankal, Bikramjeet Kanwarpal etc. Music has been composed by Shameer Tandon. The film is scheduled for a wrap up in 40 days and will be
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Pritish Nandy's 'Saluun' to premiere at Cairo film fest

Pritish Nandy Communications' (Pnc) feature film "Saluun" has been officially invited to premiere at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival (Ciff) 2009 to be held Nov 10-Nov 20."This year Ciff will welcome the new generation of brilliant filmmakers from India by honouring Indian cinema. Pnc's 'Saluun' represents the fresh breed of Indian filmmakers and it's a great pleasure for us to screen the movie at the festival," festival president Ezzat Abou Ouf said in a statement.Produced under Pnc's Guerilla Flicks banner, "Saluun" is the directorial debut of Nikhil Nagesh Bhat.It stars Gaurav Kapur, Razak Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Brijendra Kala, Murli Sharma, Gayatri Choudhuri and Arindam Mitra.A tribute to middle class India, "Saluun" is based on a true incident where locals in a Maharashtra town got so fed up with corrupt government officials that they made a plan to teach them a lesson.
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Pnc's Saluun to premiere at 33rd Cairo International Film Festival

The prestigious Cairo International Film Festival, to be held between the 10th to 20th November 2009, has officially invited an Indian feature film, Saluun, for screening at their 33rd edition. Saluun is a film by Pritish Nandy Communications' (Pnc) and is produced under Pnc's recently launched Guerrilla Flicks banner. "This year Ciff will welcome the new generation of brilliant filmmakers from India by honoring Indian Cinema. Pnc's ,Saluun represents the fresh breed of Indian filmmakers and it's a great pleasure for us to screen the movie at the festival," said Ezzat Abou Ouf, Festival President. He further added, "Saluun is funny, clever, heart warming and it introduces a new director, Nikhil Nagesh Bhat who brings fresh insight into where popular Bollywood cinema can go." Producers Pritish Nandy and Rangita Pritish Nandy along with director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat will attend the festival as special invitees. Joining them will be members of the
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Pnc's Saluun to premiere at 33rd Cairo International Film Festival

The prestigious Cairo International Film Festival, to be held between the 10th to 20th November 2009, has officially invited an Indian feature film, Saluun, for screening at their 33rd edition. Saluun is a film by Pritish Nandy Communications' (Pnc) and is produced under Pnc's recently launched Guerrilla Flicks banner. "This year Ciff will welcome the new generation of brilliant filmmakers from India by honoring Indian Cinema. Pnc's ,Saluun represents the fresh breed of Indian filmmakers and it's a great pleasure for us to screen the movie at the festival," said Ezzat Abou Ouf, Festival President. He further added, "Saluun is funny, clever, heart warming and it introduces a new director, Nikhil Nagesh Bhat who brings fresh insight into where popular Bollywood cinema can go." Producers Pritish Nandy and Rangita Pritish Nandy along with director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat will attend the festival as special invitees. Joining them will be members of the
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Dhoondte Reh Jaoge - Movie Preview

Utv Motion Pictures & Bindas' new film Dhoondte Reh Jaoge is all set for 6th March release. Directed by Umesh Shukla Dhoondte Reh Jaoge is a full on comedy featuring Sonu Sood and Kunal Khemu as the central protagonists. Soha Ali Khan is the leading lady of the film. Actors Paresh Rawal, Zayed Khan, Deepal Shaw, Johny Lever, Asrani, Razzak Khan, Avtar Gill will also be seen in principal roles. The music of the film is composed by duo Sajid-Wajid and lyrics penned by Jalees Sherwani & Shabir Ahmed....
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