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Revealed: Salman Khan plays Padosan’s Kishore Kumar in this promo

Revealed: Salman Khan plays Padosan’s Kishore Kumar in this promo
Amidst his busy schedule, Salman Khan always takes time out for ‘Bigg Boss’ during the second half of the year. Now that his latest film Tubelight is a done and dusted story, the actor has taken off to Abu Dhabi to wrap up a major schedule of his next, Tiger Zinda Hai. While the filmRead More

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Meri Pyari Bindu Is Tedium Wrapped In Retro Sounds By Subhash K Jha Movie Review

Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra

Directed by Akshay Roy

Sometimes a debutant director shows a spark that never quite lights up the screen. God knows, Akshay Roy displays a keen eye for Kolkata’s eccentricities: the trams and the fast-food lanes, the Durga idol silhouetting the hero’s suicide attempt, the loud boisterous parents of the Bengali protagonist Abhi….so called, so that the theme song of his love story could be ‘Abhi na jao chod kar ke dil abhi bhara nahin.’

Abhi….get it?

There is a lot to ‘get’ in Meri Pyari Bindu including its corny cross references to films about unrequited love like Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti. Then there us film’s Padosan-inspired title. The film’s most embarrassing sequence has Abhi’s parents enacting the Kishore Kumar song in a car park.

Cringe late. Parineeti Chopra
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Hey Bro Music Review

Hey Bro is a forthcoming film that has been directed by Ajay Chandok and features choreographer Ganesh Acharya as the main ‘hero’ of the film. A story about judwaa (twin) brothers with a twist, this is the first time that the audience will see Ganesh as an leading actor and not just a choreographer.

There are five songs in the soundtrack of Hey Bro and upon first hearing, one can instantly tell that they are situational songs and will make a lot more sense once seen with their respective promo video or within the film. The music of the film has been composed by music directors Nitz n Sony (Nitin Arora & Sony Chandy) who have very bravely experimented with the sound of their music and have not stuck purely to one music genre in this album.

First up is Mera Gaana Bajade DJ which has vocals by Sunidhi Chauhan and Ali Zafar.
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Asha Parekh turns 72 over quiet dinner with Saira Banu

Asha Parekh turns 72 over quiet dinner with Saira Banu
On her 72nd birthday on October 2, yesteryears' boxoffice queen Asha Parekh was surprised by her contemporary, the very beautiful Saira Banu, by an impromptu visit. The two chatted about old times and had dinner together. Says Asha, "It was a very pleasant surprise.And least expected. Saira just decided to drop home to wish me.And we sat and chatted for quite a while." Interestingly, Saira is not known to socialize these days, choosing instead to stay home to look after her husband the legendary Dilip Kumar. Says Asha, "It was a very pleasant surprise considering Saira hardly ever leaves Yusuf Saab alone. We are contemporaries. But we were never rivals. We meet very warmly even today. The roles that Saira did went to her and the roles that I did were meant for me.Producers never went to either of us for roles that were meant for others." Asked
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Manna Dey Dead: Bollywood Singer Was 94

Manna Dey Dead: Bollywood Singer Was 94
Manna Dey, who sang scores of Hindi songs during the heyday of Bollywood, died Oct. 23 in Bangalore, India. He was 94 and had been ailing for some time.

Dey broke into the Hindi film biz under the aegis of his uncle, the legendary blind singer Krishna Chandra Dey. In a career spanning the 1950s to the 1970s he sang a variety of songs from Urdu qawwalis (“Na to karvan ki talash” in “Barsaat ki raat”) to romantic ballads (“Oh meri zohra jabeen” in “Waqt”) and even comic songs (“Ek chatura naar” in “Padosan”). A classically trained singer, he wasn’t very happy about the latter number but gamely sang along.

Along with Kumar, Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh, he was among the quartet of male singers who dominated the Hindi film music scene in the middle of the 20th century. Actors lip-synched to his songs in the style of Bollywood films in
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“I never wanted to be an actor,” says Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan recently stated in an interview with Filmfare Magazine that he never wanted to become an actor and assumed that he would never succeed within the world of Bollywood. The 47 year old actor took part in the interview to mark 100 years of Indian Cinema and also posed for a special edition cover along with two other legends; Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. “I never wanted to be an actor; I always wanted to be a sportsman” said Shah Rukh. “The first person who thought I could be an actor was Harry Baweja. He called my mother and told her, “Main aapke bete ko zaroor hero banaoonga.” My mom immediately wrote his number on a wall. Mom, of course, wanted me to be in the movies. I was 17-18 then and I used to do theatre. I didn’t want to do movies. But once my mother died, there was nothing left in Delhi.
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Happy birthday Saira Banu and Malaika Arora Khan

It's veteran actress Saira Banu and Bollywood item girl Malaika Arora Khan's birthday today on 23rd August. Saira Banu, who turned 68, made her debut in the film Junglee in 1961 where she was cast opposite Shammi Kapoor. Though after Junglee she established herself as a successful actress in 1960's and early 1970's, the turning point in her career was the Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Mehmood starrer romantic-comedy film Padosan. Saira Banu was trained in Kathak and Bharata Nat
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Films that make you laugh until your stomach hurts

“Life isn’t all Haha Hee Hee” as Meera’s Syal’s book suggests, but in Bollywood, the comedy genre has its very own niche and following. For an all-rounded movie spectacle a la Dharma Productions style, any given movie should have portions of emotion, drama, dance, action and comedy. It can be said that in recent years, what is successful comically has altered because the audiences seem to have evolved in terms of what they find makes them laugh. However, it would be right to say that each Bollywood fan worldwide is able to list their favourite funny films in an instant. Here’s a special and unique selection of the films that continue to make us laugh until our stomachs hurt…

The first, and probably the most unconventional of the list, is Namastey London (2007). A story about a British girl, born and bred in London, who is taken
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4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala announces competition titles

The 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala has announced the films in competition. These films have been selected out of the 625 entries the festival received.

The 2011 edition of the festival will take place from July 31-August 4, 2011 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

The list of films in the International and the Non-competitive sections will be announced this week.

The festival is organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, for the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala.

The complete list of films in competition:

Long Documentary:

1. A Pestering Journey Dir: K. R. Manoj/Malayalam/66min/2010

2. Between Border and Fence Dir: Ajay Raina/ Pahari|Kashmiri|Urdu/77min/2011

3. Draupadi’s Descendents Dir: Oindrilla Hazare/Bengali|Hindi/53min/2011

4. Made in India Dir: Vaishali Sinha|Rabecca Haimowitz/Hindi|English/97min/2010

5. Miyar House Dir: P. N Ramachandran/Kannada/76min/2011

6. Mrigtrishna Dir: Ujjwal U/Gujarathi/52min/2010

7. Mullaitivu Saga Dir: S. Somatheeran/ English|Tamil/46min/2010

8. Ottayal /One
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