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Dave Lawrie Aug 16, 2017

Fancy a film that mashes up Reservoir Dogs and The Usual Suspects, with a few song and dance numbers? Step this way...

Film is such a diverse medium that it is possible to call yourself a fan without ever venturing out of your favourite genre. Hell, it is perfectly acceptable nowadays to add 'films' to your list of hobbies by watching nothing more than the output of the McU. Getting some people to venture into the wonderful world of foreign cinema can admittedly be a tall order. We’ve all met one, right? The 'I go to the cinema to watch, not to read!' crowd. That’s fine. There is nothing wrong with having your entertainment packaged as you like it.

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Dobaara to be shown to Oculus director Mike Flanagan

Dobaara to be shown to Oculus director Mike Flanagan
Prawaal Raman whose track record in directing supernatural thrillers dates back the brilliant and underrated 404 Error Not Found, also Darna Mana Hai and Darna Zaroori Hai is all set unleash a new level of chills in his new film Dobaara. The film is an official remake of the highly regarded British director Mike Flanagan’s eerie excursion Oculus. But we simply have to see what Prawaal has done to Oculus! ItRead More

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Dobaara to release in May of 2017

B4U Motion Pictures is ready with the release of their film Dobaara – See Your Evil, an official adaptation of the cult horror film Oculus. The film has been directed by Prawaal Raman, who is known for films like Darna Mana Hai, 404 Error Not Found and Main Aur Charles recently.

Dobaara stars real life siblings Saqib Saleem and Huma Qureshi who also play brother and sister in the film. The film revolves around a haunted mirror. It shows the emotional journey of siblings Natasha Merchant played by Huma Qureshi and Kabeer Merchant played by Saqib Saleem dealing with the death of their parents.

Other cast members are Lisa Ray, Adil Hussain, Madalina Bellariu and Rhea Chakraborty.

B4U Motion Pictures presents, in association with Zahhak Films Limited, Dobaara-See Your Evil will release on 19th May 2017.
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J P Gene’s production no. 1 will be first Hindi feature to be filmed in Romania

J P Gene’s production 1 in association with Sunday Talkies, directed by Binoy Gandhi, commenced its 2nd schedule of a 16 shooting day stint in Romania starting from 28th July 2014. Along with the leads Nidhi Dutta and Ajit Sodhi all the rest of the cast of Sagarika Ghatge, Vivan Bathena, Taha Shah, Diganth Manchale and Sabina Sheema were also a part of the schedule.

With a major talkie portion, two songs will be picturised in the stunning locations of Romania. This will be first Hindi feature to be filmed in Romania for a 16 day period. The film will be 70% complete with a balance of a final schedule of 14 days in Goa/Hampi starting post monsoons.

There is a saying in the Hindi film industry, “J P Dutta has given the industry a location database and Romania will be added to it.”

J P Gene is Jp Dutta’s new production company
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Happy Bollywood Halloween!

There is nothing better on Halloween than watching a scary film. It gets even better if it is a spooky, bone chilling, terrifying Bollywood film. With the spine tingling themes of haunted abandoned havelis (mansions), reincarnation, revenge of the dead and wandering lost spirits – who said that Bollywood only told romantic tales?

You may recall the chillingly melancholic ‘Aayega Aane Waala’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Yes – this was the the first time Bollywood truly met the “horror” genre through Kamal Amrohi’s box office smash hit, Mahal (1949). Starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala in the lead, Mahal was the very first Hindi film to explore the theme of re-incarnation. In the style of a thriller, Mahal pioneered the way for Gothic Indian fiction.

Bollywood through the 1970’s and 1980’s witnessed an abundant rising of the dead through the many successful horror films produced during these two decades.

In fact, Bollywood even
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Aftab Shivdasani cheers 13 years in Bollywood! - Realbollywood.com News

Aftab Shivdasani cheers 13 years in Bollywood! - Realbollywood.com News
Mumbai, Oct 15: Actor Aftab Shivdasani is joyous after having completed 13 years in Bollywood.

"My first film 'Mast' released today Oct 15, 1999... My 13th b'day here, so blessed to be part of this world, thank you Mr. Ram Gopal Varma," tweeted Aftab.

In his acting career, Aftab has featured in movies like "Awara Paagal Deewana", "Darna Mana Hai", "Masti" and "Aloo Chat".

Much before his debut in "Mast", he was seen as a child actor in "Mr. India", "Shahenshah" and "ChaalBaaz".
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Ram Gopal Varma – The Maestro of Horror Films

Ram Gopal Varma has given the Bollywood industry some big films over the years. He has directed, written and produced films across multiple genres – psychological thrillers, underworld warfare, fiction, politics-nexus and experimental films in various languages. His horror films have also been quite a revelation as he has introduced some path-breaking horror films in Indian Cinema.

Right from the year 1992, when Raat was released, which is still considered one of the best horror films made in Bollywood; Rgv has never let his audiences down with this genre.

In 2003 again, Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar’s Bhoot was a hit. Both of them won awards for their outstanding performances. There is no denial in the fact that Ram Gopal Varma has given a list of horror films and recreated the genre with his creativity and visualization.

His other note worthy films in this genre includes Vaastu Shastra (2004), Phoonk (2008) and Darna Mana Hai (2003) among many more.
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Anurag Sudhir Rituparno come together

Anurag Sudhir Rituparno come together
Vidya Balan just told her 'kahaani' successfully while a few years ago Sanjay Gupta too had a vision to present Dus Kahaniyaan in a feature film format. Though the film didn't do many wonders at the box office, it was acclaimed for it's unique presentation and the fact that it boasted of a huge A list star cast. Circa 2012 and the feat is being taken one level higher up with a film which has, hold your breath, 11 stories. Titled Mumbai Cutting, the film tells 11 stories - each of which has Mumbai as its setting. Interestingly the film is ready for over four years and is now finally gearing up for release on 29th June.

"When announced half a decade back, the film was considered special since it had an interesting set of actors like Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak, Soha Ali Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Sonali Kulkarni, Neetu Chandra, Sushant Singh, Raima Sen,
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Live Chat: Raghuveer Yadav on July 22 at 1500 hrs Ist

Live Chat: Raghuveer Yadav on July 22 at 1500 hrs Ist
Raghuveer Yadav is one of the most multitalented men in the industry. He started his career at the age of fifteen and is a stage, film and television actor, music composer, singer and set designer. Raghuveer Yadav, better known for his roles in films like Lagaan, Darna Mana Hai, Water and Peepli [Live] will now return on the silver screen with his next film Gandhi To Hitler where he plays the role of Adolf Hitler. Bollywood Hungama gives you a chance to have a live video chat with Hitler aka Raghuveer Yadav on Friday, July 22, at 1500 hrs Ist. Don't miss!
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Live Chat: Raghuveer Yadav on July 22 at 1500 hrs Ist

Live Chat: Raghuveer Yadav on July 22 at 1500 hrs Ist
Raghuveer Yadav is one of the most multitalented men in the industry. He started his career at the age of fifteen and is a stage, film and television actor, music composer, singer and set designer. Raghuveer Yadav, better known for his roles in films like Lagaan, Darna Mana Hai, Water and Peepli [Live] will now return on the silver screen with his next film Gandhi To Hitler where he plays the role of Adolf Hitler. Bollywood Hungama gives you a chance to have a live video chat with Hitler aka Raghuveer Yadav on Friday, July 22, at 1500 hrs Ist. Don't miss!
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Iffla 2011 Diary: Onir’s I Am

Iffla 2011 Diary: Onir’s I Am
Onir’s I Am has already gained pre-release reputation as the first crowd-sourced film in Hindi cinema. Laudable achievement indeed! If that gave him the independence to make the kind of film he wanted, this development bodes well for crowd sourcing. It is a testimony to the integrity of the artist to have molded that energy into something meaningful. For a strategic Saturday night viewing in Los Angeles, the film brought full theater and loud applause in the end, bright signs for the kind of film it is and for Onir himself, whose presence was sorely missed.

I Am is an anthology of four stories by one director. There isn’t enough space here to quibble about the exact term for this form, which presents multiple (here: four) short films thematically linked together, let us note that over the past two decades or so, world cinema has witnessed resurgence of
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Live Chat: Eesha Koppikhar on Aug 25 at 1430 hrs Ist

Live Chat: Eesha Koppikhar on Aug 25 at 1430 hrs Ist
She will go down in history as the 'Khallas' girl. And why not, after all wasn't she Eesha Koppikhar who made item numbers the in-thing in Bollywood? Of Manglorean origin but a complete Mumbai gal, Eesha is as famous down south as she is in Bollywood. Right from doing some exceptional performances in films like Darna Mana Hai and Kya Kool Hai Hum, Eesha has also been part of critically acclaimed films like Pinjar and super commercial entertainers like Don- The Chase Begins. Going from Miss Eesha Koppikhar to Mrs Eesha Narang hasn't stopped the lady from pursuing her Bollywood career. In fact she is back again with her upcoming film Hello Darling where she would be looking like a complete stunner. Bollywood Hungama gives you the exclusive opportunity to chat up this lovely lady on Wednesday, August 25, at 1430 hrs Ist on our Celebrity Video Chat. Be there!
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Live Chat: Eesha Koppikhar on Aug 24 at 1430 hrs Ist

Live Chat: Eesha Koppikhar on Aug 24 at 1430 hrs Ist
She will go down in history as the 'Khallas' girl. And why not, after all wasn't she Eesha Koppikhar who made item numbers the in-thing in Bollywood? Of Manglorean origin but a complete Mumbai gal, Eesha is as famous down south as she is in Bollywood. Right from doing some exceptional performances in films like Darna Mana Hai and Kya Kool Hai Hum, Eesha has also been part of critically acclaimed films like Pinjar and super commercial entertainers like Don- The Chase Begins. Going from Miss Eesha Koppikhar to Mrs Eesha Narang hasn't stopped the lady from pursuing her Bollywood career. In fact she is back again with her upcoming film Hello Darling where she would be looking like a complete stunner. Bollywood Hungama gives you the exclusive opportunity to chat up this lovely lady on Tuesday, August 24, at 1430 hrs Ist on our Celebrity Video Chat. Be there!
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Emraan takes a break from criminal roles

Emraan takes a break from criminal roles
Emraan Hashmi, who essayed the role of a don loosely inspired by Dawood Ebrahim in Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai, was offered to play alleged serial killer Charles Sobhraj but the actor turned it down. Director Prawal Raman, who has directed films like Loot, Zabardast, Gayab and Darna Mana Hai, wants to bring the life of Sobhraj onscreen and wanted Emraan to play the role. Emraan, however, declined the offer because he did not want to play another negative character so soon. "Emraan does not see the point of doing another role on the same lines. He does not want to be ...
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Shooting for Red Alert was not easy: Sameera Reddy

No make-up, no trendy clothes -- Sameera Reddy has got rid of her glamour girl image for the forthcoming movie 'Red Alert-The War Within'. And she admits that before signing the film she wasn't aware of the Maoist problem in the country.'The script was really appealing since it dealt with an issue. I was not aware of the Naxalite movement a-year-and-a-half ago. I want to dedicate myself towards it now,' Sameera, 27, told Ians.Even though she didn't want to miss the chance of doing a different role, Sameera had to face many difficulties during the shooting.'A transition from a simple girl to a Naxalite and picking up guns and fighting was difficult. It was also not easy to shoot in the jungles,' she said.Director Anant Mahadevan's 'Red Alert-The War Within' revolves around a cook, who falls into the Naxalite net. The film
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Abhishek Rawat hits Big screen!

Shekhar Babuva aka Abhishek Rawat of Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo is going to become a bad boy, as he will be soon seen in a negative role. No, we are not talking about the serial, but his up-coming movie. Yes! You read it right; Mr. Rawat will be soon spotted in an up-coming movie, which will be directed by Nagesh Kukunoor.

Our source informs, “Abhishek is about to make his debut in a film and that too as a negative character. Sameera Reddy of ‘Darna Mana Hai’ fame will be paired with Abhishek.”

“It’s not just Abhishek, who is taking a jump from television,.
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Sameera Reddy decides to quit Bollywood

It’s a sad news for actress Sameera Reddy’s fans. She is all set to bid good bye to Bollywood. Sameera has decided to quit Bollywood due to lack of appreciation. Sameera claims that in spite of delivering good number of hits like ‘Maine Dil Tujko Diya’, Darna Mana Hai’, ‘Musafir’, ‘Taxi No 9211’, ‘Race’ nobody appreciated her performance till date.

Sameera even panic that despite giving hits, she is workless. She has no films in her hand at the moment. She even justified her decision of leaving Bollywood saying that she has worked with topmost filmmakers of Bollywood.
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Sameera Reddy to quit Bollywood

It’s a sad news for actress Sameera Reddy’s fans. She is all set to bid good bye to Bollywood. Sameera has decided to quit Bollywood due to lack of appreciation. Sameera claims that in spite of delivering good number of hits like ‘Maine Dil Tujko Diya’, Darna Mana Hai’, ‘Musafir’, ‘Taxi No 9211’, ‘Race’ nobody appreciated her performance till date. Sameera even panic that despite giving hits, she is workless. She has no films in her hand at the moment. She even justified her decision of leaving Bollywood saying that she has worked with topmost filmmakers of Bollywood like Ab...
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Shilpa Shukla romances with Abhay Deol

Well don’t be surprise because we talking about Abhay Deol’s onscreen romance. Shilpa Shukla aka Bindiya Nayak who played a negative character in Shimit Amin’s Chak De India will be seen romancing with Abhay Deol in her next film.

Shilpa has shot for a romantic film which is called as Junction. I am opposite Abhay Deol. Junction is a love story which is being directed by Atul Sabharwal who wrote scripts for My Wife’s Murder, Phir Milenge Darna Mana Hai. This is his debut film as a director.”

She informs that after playing a negative role like Bindiya Naik she.
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Live Chat: Eesha Koppikhar on November 6 at 1200 hrs Ist

What do you call a girl who is not just 'Bindaas' but also redefines the term in her own way! Well, she is none other than Eesha Koppikhar, the girl with the million dollar smile and is also the most prized possession of Bollywood. All it took for her is a mere photoshoot by the ace photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha that paved her way to superstardom. What followed after that was her dream walk into Bollywood with her true-to-life performance in every film of hers. Her Usp has always been her 'never-say-die' attitude doubled up with versatility. If films like Salaam-e-Ishq, Don, Darna Zaroori Hai, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?, Company, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Krishna Cottage, Darna Mana Hai, Qayamat: City Under Threat, Hello etc... is anything to go by, then, her forthcoming film Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi definitely holds lots of promise! Bollywood Hungama brings you a chance to
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