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In a Cult of their own, Part – II

In a Cult of their own, Part – II
Films that gained a ‘cult following’ over the years,despite being unnoticed on release

Silsila

Yash Chopra is looked upon as the grandfather of candyfloss romance, an antithesis to the more ‘artistic’ genre of films. One wonders why. Here’s what his early films were about:

Unwed mothers and illegitimate children – Dhool ka Phool (1959)

Partition and the rise of Hindu fundamentalism – Dharmputra (1961)

Taut, song less thriller about a fugitive, a lone woman and a corpse – Ittefaq (1969)

A man who lives with his wife and the ‘other woman’, Hindi Cinema’s first Ménage à trois- Daag (1973)

In 1981, we had another of his equally risqué works, Silsila. Expectedly, sparks flew when the Screen God of the time shared screen space with the reigning diva. Rekha and Amitabh were quite an item on screen and allegedly, off screen too. The grapevine has it that Chopra was inspired to make Silsila on this relationship
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Live Chat: Prashant Narayanan on July 20 at 1600 hrs Ist

Live Chat: Prashant Narayanan on July 20 at 1600 hrs Ist
As far as onscreen villains go, Prashant Narayanan's portrayal of Dheeraj Pandey, a self-turned eunuch and a psychopath serial killer in Murder 2 is by far the most fear-provoking. Prashant switches shades like a chameleon in the film and makes your spine chill when he sings 'Kitna mazaa aaya. Tere tukde karoon chaar' while killing his victims. Prashant started off by assisting Art Director Samir Chanda and worked on films like Govind Nihalani's Rukmavati Ki Haveli, Subhash Ghai's Saudagar and Shyam Benegal's Sardari Begum. He got his first break in Hansal Mehta's Chhal and went on to deliver power packed performances in films like Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, Shadows Of Time, Yeh Saali Zindagi and Bhindi Baazaar Inc. Even though this gifted actor was appreciated for his performances in these films, none of these films were successful at the box office, but Murder 2
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Live Chat: Prashant Narayanan on July 20 at 1600 hrs Ist

Live Chat: Prashant Narayanan on July 20 at 1600 hrs Ist
As far as onscreen villains go, Prashant Narayanan's portrayal of Dheeraj Pandey, a self-turned eunuch and a psychopath serial killer in Murder 2 is by far the most fear-provoking. Prashant switches shades like a chameleon in the film and makes your spine chill when he sings 'Kitna mazaa aaya. Tere tukde karoon chaar' while killing his victims. Prashant started off by assisting Art Director Samir Chanda and worked on films like Govind Nihalani's Rukmavati Ki Haveli, Subhash Ghai's Saudagar and Shyam Benegal's Sardari Begum. He got his first break in Hansal Mehta's Chhal and went on to deliver power packed performances in films like Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, Shadows Of Time, Yeh Saali Zindagi and Bhindi Baazaar Inc. Even though this gifted actor was appreciated for his performances in these films, none of these films were successful at the box office, but Murder 2
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

Bollywood composers rediscover Sufi music

'Allah ke bande', 'Piya Haji Ali', 'Khwaja mere khwaja', 'Arziyaan'...the list is long. Bollywood is surely smitten by Sufi music as composers churn out chartbusters by weaving its melodious flavour into their songs..The divine strains of Sufi music in film songs have become a huge hit with listeners and music directors are cashing in on its increasing popularity. Most soundtracks today boast of at least one Sufi song and they are popular among all age groups -- from seasoned music lovers to youngsters.'Music is the voice of god and Sufi music is dedicated to him. When you sing for god from your heart, it turns out to be soul stirring and listeners enjoy it too,' Sukhwinder singh, who has crooned various Sufi tracks, told Ians.The qawwali form of Sufi music has been used in Bollywood films for a long time, but there has been a recent influx of Sufi songs.
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Wishing Arshad Warsi a very happy Birthday

He is one of the most 'A'rguably 'R'eal 'S'pontaneous 'H'ero 'A'nd 'D'irector's actor! Well, if you were to pick only the initials of the above, then, all the roads will surely lead to the domain of today's Birthday boy Arshad Warsi! He is the man who gave the term 'circuit' a total makeover, courtesy the hugely successful 'Munnabhai' series! After having stepped into Bollywood, with the mega musical treat called Tere Mere Sapne, Arshad went on to do films which only paved the way for him to become every cine goer's earnest dream come true! Films like Hero Hindustani, Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Salaam Namaste, Kabul Express, Dhamaal, Golmaal Returns, Sunday etc… will always stand as glowing testimonies to this. It was only after the 'Munnabhai' series that Arshad got his mega superstar status, something that he has kept alive till date, with his
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

Wishing Arshad Warsi a very happy Birthday

He is one of the most 'A'rguably 'R'eal 'S'pontaneous 'H'ero 'A'nd 'D'irector's actor! Well, if you were to pick only the initials of the above, then, all the roads will surely lead to the domain of today's Birthday boy Arshad Warsi! He is the man who gave the term 'circuit' a total makeover, courtesy the hugely successful 'Munnabhai' series! After having stepped into Bollywood, with the mega musical treat called Tere Mere Sapne, Arshad went on to do films which only paved the way for him to become every cine goer's earnest dream come true! Films like Hero Hindustani, Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Salaam Namaste, Kabul Express, Dhamaal, Golmaal Returns, Sunday etc… will always stand as glowing testimonies to this. It was only after the 'Munnabhai' series that Arshad got his mega superstar status, something that he has kept alive till date, with his
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

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