17 items from 2012
A tense, fast-paced police action drama with a heaping dollop of romance, 'Force' does no such thing to the audience. The high emotional stakes and fine technical execution command attention—not to mention the lead, John Abraham, who doesn't need to do much to keep eyes glued on him.
'Force' has more visual treats than just beefcake—it's shot by exceptional cinematographer Ayananka Bose (who was behind the visually stirring 2010 film 'Kites'), and the action sequences are tight and exciting.
Abraham, in one of his biggest box-office successes as a headliner, plays Yash, an earnest John Wayne of few words and outrageously many muscles. He's a hardworking loner cop, minus any cliché, troubled backstory—granted—but he's so good he verges on cloying. Even when the sultry, sassy Maya (Genelia D'Souza) crosses his path, »
It looks like Kangna's grievances with the Roshans regarding Kites has been completely washed away. Not only was she treated like a princess all through the making of Krrish 3, we hear she will be shooting a song with Hrithik this week in Jordan. Says our source, "Rakesh Roshan will shoot a love song featuring the other pair (Hrithik and Kangna). Since Kangna plays a mutant it was a tricky situation to pull off in the script. Choreographer Raju Khan has come up with steps gestures and movements that require immense body control and subtle facial expressions from both the actors. Hrithik and Kangna have been put through rigorous rehearsals for the number which will be shot in Jordan." While Hrithik's dancing skills need no corroboration, Kangna too is said to be very skilled on her feet. During the making of Kites when she had to perform a Salsa dance item with Hrithik, »
- Subhash K. Jha
Bollywood romantic comedy 'Barfi!', directed by Anurag Basu and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, has been chosen as India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.
'Barfi!'—a commercial hit produced by Disney Utv Studios that released on Sept. 14—is a love story about a deaf, mute man and his autistic girlfriend.
The director's previous films include 'Life in a… Metro' (2007) and 'Kites' (2010).
The Film Federation of India, which chooses India’s Oscar submissions, is an umbrella trade organization that represents all of India’s many film industries (of which Bollywood is only one). 'Barfi!' beat out 19 other films that were under consideration.
The last Hindi film to be selected »
Mumbai, Sep 22: To many, it is surprising that Anurag Basu is the same man who helmed "Kites" and "Barfi!". The director, who believes touching a hundred hearts is more important than Rs.100 crore box-office takings, says versatility often turns out to be a disadvantage in the film industry.
"I personally feel it is a disadvantage to be a versatile director. Producers don't know where. »
- Meeta Kabra
When Bollywood decides to tackle things like disabilities, I’m always certain they’re going to it horribly wrong. They don’t always, like Asperger’s Syndrome in My Name Is Khan, and dyslexia in Taare Zameen Par. The right writers and director can do things with the appropriate sensitivity, as Anurag Basu does in Barfi! with a deaf and mute boy, and a girl with Autism.
Told in flashbacks of various characters telling their stories of the life of Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor), a deaf and mute boy. One of them, is Shruti (Ileana D’Cruz), a girl who moves to Darjeeling, who Barfi falls for and quickly makes her fall for him too. But she is already engaged and they go separate ways when she’s gets married. The film »
I can't imagine that the box office failure of Anurag Basu's attempted international crossover romance film, Kites, was far from the director's mind when he got to work on his latest film, Barfi! (the exclamation point is part of the title). Kites was targeted by the powers that be in Bollywood to be among the first genuine international hits to come from India. In the service of that goal, star Hrithik Roshan was joined by a Mexican leading lady, Barbara Mori, and American director Brett Ratner, no stranger to the top of the box office charts himself, was called in to re-edit the film from a smidge over two hours down to a 90 minute version, unfortunately redubbed Kites: The Remix. In spite of a »
Today Anurag Basu is basking in the glory of accolades coming his way for Barfi!. However it wasn't too long back when he was finding himself in the firing range. His magnum opus Kites couldn't really touch the skies and was one of the most expensive box office debacles on this side of the century. Moreover, his Barfi! too took some time to reach the finishing lines, courtesy constant shooting delays. The brave-heart that he is, Anurag Basu termed these as minor challenges whe »
Anurag Basu's upcoming Barfi! is now, officially, my most anticipated film of the second half of 2012. Basu is perhaps best known to the film world as the director of the failed Bolly/Hollywood crossover Kites from 2010. Kites was written and conceived as the kind of property that would bring major Indian film stars, like Hrithik Roshan into the American mainstream consciousness. Instead, the film, which was reedited for Us audiences by Brett Ratner, flopped even though it's not nearly as terrible as you might read. This time around Basu has his own story to tell, and it draws on some of the finest characters in Hindi film history for its inspiration. Ranbir Kapoor plays Barfi, a deaf-mute charmer who has a way with »
Utv Motion Pictures has announced the release dates of their upcoming film Barfi!, Joker and Heroine today.Barfi!, being a romantic murder mystery, stars Ranbir Kapoor playing the role of a deaf and mute person and Priyanka Chopra playing a mentally challenged girl. Tollywood actress Ileyana D'Cruz will be playing the narrator of the film.Produced by Utv Motion Pictures and directed by Anurag Basu, who's last movie Kites was a Box-office dud, Barfi! is slated to release »
Up until now, we’ve only seen just 1 measly still from the highly anticipated Priyanka Chopra-Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Barfee, but now we at BollySpice have a 2 new stills which features the ‘Wus’ star, Ranbir Kapoor sporting a new avatar – a ‘muche-wali’! It also features the desi girl herself, Priyanka Chopra, sporting a new curly ‘do! Take a look below!
The film is by the director who brought you, Murder, Gangster, Life in a… Metro and Kites, Anurag Basu and also stars Telugu actress Ileana D’Cruz as she makes her Bollywood debut in another one of the leading roles. Barfee is set to release on July the 13th.
New: ‘Barfee’ Still features Ranbir & Priyanka in new avatars! is a post from: BollySpice »
- Neelofar Jamal
Up until now, we’ve only seen just 1 measly still from the highly anticipated Priyanka Chopra-Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Barfee, but now we at BollySpice have a new still which features the ‘Wus’ star, Ranbir Kapoor sporting a new avatar – one of the late comic and icon to millions, none other than Charlie Chaplin!
The film is directed by the director who brought you Murder, Gangster, Life in a… Metro and Kites, Anurag Basu and also stars Telugu actress Ileana D’Cruz as she makes her Bollywood debut in another one of the leading roles.
- Neelofar Jamal
Bollywood seems obsessed with foreign bombshells! And why not? One after the other, the international beauties seem to keep making a mark. So the list is growing.
Arab Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah generated quite a buzz with I Hate Love Storys alongside Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor, while Welsh model Lisa Lazarus impressed with Salman Khan in Veer. Swedish-Iranian model and dancer Maryam Zakaria got a chance to shake a leg with Kareena Kapoor in Agent Vinod; that too for a mujra number.
Half-Czech half-Pakistani American fashion model and actress Nargis Fakhri became a sensation of sorts opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar, while South African Playboy model Candice Boucher romanced dashing debutant Sachiin Joshi in Aazaan. Not to forget the Uruguayan-Mexican actress »
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Bollywood seems obsessed with foreign bombshells! And why not? One after the other, the international beauties seem to keep making a mark. So the list is growing.Arab Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah generated quite a buzz with I Hate Love Storys alongside Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor, while Welsh model Lisa Lazarus impressed with Salman Khan in Veer. Swedish-Iranian model and dancer Maryam Zakaria got a chance to shake a leg with Kareena Kapoor in Agent Vinod; that too for a mujra number.Half-Sri Lankan half-Malaysian beauty Jacqueline Fernandez has been managing to bag quite a few movies like Housefull, Murder 2, Housefull 2 and even Aladin; co-starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan.Half-Czech half-Pakistani American fashion model and actress Nargis Fakhri became a sensation of sorts opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar, while South African Playboy model Candice Boucher romanced dashing debutant Sachiin Joshi in Aazaan. Not to forget the Uruguayan-Mexican actress »
Mumbai, April 21: Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner, who worked on Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Kites", has shown interest to work with Bollywood star once again as he finds him to be one of the most happening people in India.
Ratner had edited the English version of Hrithik and Mexican actress Barbara Mori starrer "Kites", and since then they share a strong friendship.
Hrithik recently saw Ratner's "Tower Heist" and was left impressed. He took to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate the filmmaker.
- Rahul Kapoor
"Signed on for Prakash Jha's Chakravyuh, a film on Maoist and Naxals rebellion, looking at both sides of the picture," Kabir tweeted Wednesday.
- Smith Cox
Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Kabir Bedi says he has signed up to feature in Prakash Jha.s Chakravyuh..Signed on for Prakash Jha.s Chakravyuh, a film on Maoist and Naxals rebellion, looking at both sides of the picture,. Kabir tweeted Wednesday.The actor began his film career in 1971 with Hulchul and featured in movies like Khoon Bhari Maang, The Hero, Main Hoon Na and Kites.He is among the few Indian actors to have made it big internationally. He featured in popular Italian TV series Sandokan and was also part of the 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy. »
After all the hip shaking and belly dancing, it only makes sense that Shakira is now considering Bollywood.
According to reports by The Daily Record, the Colombian pop star could make her acting debut in an upcoming Bollywood film. The movie, titled "Desire," will be directed by Bangladeshi director Enamul Karim Nirjhar, who received a National Nomination from Bangladesh for the 81st Academy Awards in the category of best foreign film for his movie, "Aha!" A large part of the movie is set to be filmed in Scotland.
Shakira is still in negotiations with movie executives to sing in the movie's soundtrack as well as to act in the role of "Desire," according to The Daily Record.
Pending the negotiations, Shakira is expected to record the soundtrack with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Shakira is no stranger to Bollywood.
In the 2006 MTV Video Awards, Shakira added some Bollywood moves-- and her »
- Laura Steiner
17 items from 2012
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