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Mehbooba O' Mehbooba...This song from Ramesh Sippy's hit movie Sholay is even today as popular as it was when the film was released. While movie buffs still remember Helen sizzling to the dance number, few would remember the male actor who sung this song on the screen. Well, he is Jalal Agha, a distinguished actor of the early '70s and son of Agha, the renowned comedian of the '50s and '60s . March 5 marks Jalal Agha's death anniversary, Glamsham.Com pays him homage and shares »
Speaking about the book, the 'Sholay' star said, "Yes the book has my contribution and I have written about my daughter in this. I can say for myself that I have never distinguished between daughter and son in my family and I have said this many times that after my death whatever I will have will be given to both my daughter and son equally".
"United Nations have made me the ambassador for girl child after the success of polio campaign and we all are working to attain it as women is the 50% strength of any country and. »
- Anita Agarwal
The boisterous and entertaining new Bollywood buddy-gangster melodrama “Gunday” is set mostly in the 1980s, and in its plot and characters it harks back strongly to the anti-heroic, still-beloved Amitabh Bachchan blockbusters of that period. Even its title treatment is intended to spark nostalgia, typographically evoking the classic 1975 Bachchan vehicle “Sholay.” Indeed, the film’s production company, Yash Raj Films, and its exuberantly gifted young writer-director, Ali Abbas Zafar (2011′s “My Brother’s Bride”), seem to be positioning the film as the culmination of a recent trend toward old-fashioned dal-and-roti (meat-and-potatoes) actioners, as exemplified by the recent likes of “R. Rajkumar,” “Bullet Raja” and, worst of all, the Salman Khan headbanger “Jai Ho.” It’s off to a good start with nearly $5 million in its first two days.
The storyline is the element that owes the most to the macho masala pictures of the 1980s, centering as it does upon »
- David Chute
Ramesh Sippy, the maker of India's greatest blockbuster Sholay, is one of those rare filmmakers who have the ability to make a commercial film within the framework of a parallel cinema. The best example is Shakti, the movie that is considered as the greatest casting coup of the century as Ramesh Sippy brought the two superstars of Indian cinema viz. Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan on the silver screen yet made an artistically superlative film. Glamsham.Com wishes birthday greetin »
Mumbai, Jan 18: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over four decades, mulls over the time when producers used to line up and match dates for their projects with his availability.
The 71-year-old took to Twitter to share how the industry has changed over time.
"Future producer says match your dates with the window given by the other in film...Time was when others matched dates with mine," Amitabh posted on the microblogging site Saturday.
The actor, who is currently shooting for "Bhootnath Returns", made his debut with the 1969 film "Saat Hindustani".
Over the years, he has entertained movie buffs with films like "Sholay", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Adalat" and more recently,. »
- Anita Agarwal
Mumbai, Jan 10: Salim-Javed, one of the most celebrated scriptwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, were seen as arrogant during their prime and the two feel that "every person who knows his job" is arrogant.
The duo scripted commercially successful films "Zanjeer", "Sholay", and "Deewaar" before parting ways about 32 years ago. They reunited to celebrate the 3D version of one of Bollywood's biggest hits, "Sholay", that released Jan 3.
In a candid conversation with CNN-ibn Entertainment editor Rajeev Masand, the legends talked about their style of working among other topics.
Once dubbed "arrogant" and "cocky", the writers. »
- Arun Pandit
Turns out Indians were not all that interested in “Sholay 3D” as the box office after four days in Indian theaters reached 63 million rupees ($1.01 million) from 1,000 screens.
Theaters were at 60%-70% capacity, according to exhibitors. Although the Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra starrer beat the other new release “Mr. Joe B. Carvalho” at the box office, the 3D conversion cost the producers $3.5 million.
“Dhoom 3,” with Aamir Khan, is still going gangbusters in theaters at 90% capacity, according to exhibs, and may be drawing all the oxygen.
The re-release of the 1975 blockbuster “Sholay” had the support of its stars, who include Bachchan and Dharmendra’s respective wives, Jaya Bhaduri and Hema Malini. Sanjeev Kumar, the other lead in the all-star cast, died in 1985. But the film’s director Ramesh Sippy went to court to regain copyright to the film, which is now with his nephew, however the Mumbai High Court rejected his plea »
- Shalini Dore
"The response to 'Sholay 3D' was alright. The occupancy was between 60 percent and 70 percent. There were people who turned up with their families and got nostalgic. They were happy to see it in 3D format," Gautam Dutta, COO, PVR Cinemas, told Ians.
Produced by Sascha Sippy, grandson of G.P. Sippy, who had financed the original, "Sholay 3D" hit 1,000 screens.
The new version has been made on a budget of about Rs.22 crore, which includes. »
- Machan Kumar
'D'day for younger daughter Ahana is around the corner. And 'Dream Girl' Hema Malini is fully into preparing for the event. Says the radiant mother of the bride-to-be, "The wedding is on February 2. We're all so excited. I don't feel as if I am giving away another daughter in marriage. Instead it feels like two sons are being added to my family. Both Esha and Ahana's partners are so loving, caring and affectionate towards both me and Dharamji." Hema has double reason to celebrate, as Sholay has opened in a new 3D avatar. Says Hema Malini, "I saw parts of the 3D version. Dharamji has seen the whole film in 3D. We both love what they've done. All those bullets flying into the audiences' faces and horses galloping out of the screen adds to the excitement of the original. See, we have to move on with the times gracefully." The »
- Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Jan 5: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is in awe of "Sholay 3D" and the stars associated with it.
The 3D version of the cult movie "Sholay" came out Friday.
Produced by G.P. Sippy, it became the biggest hit of 1975.
"'Sholay' - the dada of all movies. Go and see it, Amitji, Dharamji, Sanjeev Kumar, Hemaji, Amjad Khan, Jayaji, Aasraniji and Jagdeepji are superb," Salman, whose father Salim Khan co-scripted it with Javed. »
- Ketali Mehta
An inviolable classic, timeless, as it is timely. The new version, spruced up with flying bullets and thundering hoofs, comes to us at a time when "Dhoom" is trending. So it's "Sholay 3D" weighed against "Dhoom: 3".
Undoubtedly, the current films that seem to make so much money seem to pale into flamboyant insignificance when weighed against the hefty impact of "Sholay".
As many. »
- Smith Cox
Both the releases of the week, the Arshad-Soha starrer, Mr. Joe B. Caravlaho and Gp Sippy's timeless classic Sholay 3D, failed to cut much ice with the audience. Not surprisingly it was the Amitabh, Dharmendra and Amjad starrer Sholay 3D which opened at a much better 25-30 percent occupancy at the multiplexes as opposed to the 10-15 percent start by Mr. Joe B. Carvalho. From the two releases, it is the 3D version of Sholay which is expected to show an improvement in collections as »
On Thursday filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who had originally directed Sholay, a day prior to the release, had approached the apex court seeking a stay on the release of the 1975 blockbuster, as per the reports. However, Ramesh Sippy withdrew his petition against the film's release today from Supreme Court. Reportedly, the court agreed and disposed of the case. The film released as scheduled. We are happy that justice has been served. As we say in the film business the show »
New Delhi, Jan 3: Ramesh Sippy, who produced and directed 1975 film "Sholay", Friday withdrew his plea against nephew Sascha Sippy's 3D version. The latter says he was always confident that the case was in his favour.
Ramesh Sippy had filed a plea seeking to put on hold on the release of the film due to a copyright dispute. However, the film came out Friday.
"We have always been confident that the film will release. In the film industry, it is very normal for people to try and use ambush tactics. We have seen it with many films in the past that people try and go to court to try and stop a release," Sascha told Ians over. »
- Anita Agarwal
An apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave allowed Sippy to withdraw his plea seeking a stay of the screening as his counsel told court that the film had released at 9 a.m. on Friday morning
However, on the plea by Sippy, the court said that his other rights arising from his copyright of the "Sholay" film, would remain intact and would be decided in a seperate suit if he files it.
"Sholay 3D" is produced by. »
- Smith Cox
Mumbai, Jan 2: The conversion of 1975 film "Sholay" into 3D was not an easy task and some of the scenes posed problems. One such was when veteran actress Hema Malini, who plays the role of Basanti, is seen in a jungle.
The conversion has been done by filmmaker Keten Mehta's Maya Digital studios, which really had to struggle to convert a few scenes of the cult film.
"One of the most complicated frames from the film is where Hemaji is standing in a jungle," Mehta, who has made films like "Maya Memsaab" and "Mangal Pandey: The Rising", said in a statement.
"When we speak about depth and 3D, each individual portion is a separate layer, with its own depth. From her nose, to the hair, to the flexed hand, to each and every. »
- Lohit Reddy
This Friday's new release will be the Arshad Warsi and Soha Ali Khan starrer, Mr. Joe B. Carvalho, and just as we had mentioned in the film's music review, the first choice of the audience will once again be Dhoom 3, though Mr. Joe B. Carvlaho may find limited patronage in Mumbai-Goa. The other release of the week, Ramesh Sippy's Amitabh-Dharmendra timeless classic Sholay this time in 3D format, is sure to find it's set of admirers and fans!The two releases of last »
Chennai, Jan 1: As "Sholay 3D", the 3D version of the 1975 action drama "Sholay", gets ready to hit the theatres Friday, several moviegoers are gearing up to to catch the action on the big screen for the first time here.
For Rakesh Arora, a student of D.G. Vaishnav College, watching the classic in a movie hall is an exciting opportunity.
"I've watched the film several times on my computer and television, but never in a cinema hall. I have grown up listening to stores told by my father about the 'Sholay' experience in a theatre. Some films are best enjoyed. »
- Smith Cox
18 items from 2014
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