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Kamal’s 'Hey Ram' Hindi remake rights are with Shah Rukh Khan

KollywoodKamal revealed in an interview that Shah Rukh only got a wristwatch for acting in the film.Digital NativeDigital NativeThe Hindi remake rights of the critically acclaimed political thriller Hey Ram are with Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan has said. He has confirmed this in a recent interview. Kamal told Mumbai Mirror, “Shah Rukh only got a wristwatch for acting in my film at the time because, by the end of it, I had nothing left in hand. Now, he is the brand ambassador for a watch brand. I am glad that he got the Hindi rights of Hey Ram from Bharat bhai (co-producer Bharat Shah). He should have some memory of the film as he gave his friendship and service for it.” Hey Ram, which was released in the year 2000, starred Kamal Haasan as Saket Ram Iyengar (Hindi) / Saketharaman Iyengar (Tamil) and Shah Rukh Khan as Amjad Ali Khan. The film also had a bevy of stars in the cast including Hema Malini, Rani Mukhrejee, Girish Karnad, Om Puri, Abbhas, Vasundhara Das, etc. Hassan's daughter, Shruti Hassan, was also a part of this film though that might come as a surprise to many. She essayed the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's daughter in the story. Set against the backdrop of Bengal's partition, the story revolves around the protagonist Saket Ram's journey from religious hatred to love. Apart from writing and directing the film, Kamal also produced it jointly with Bharat Shah, Charuhasan and Chandrahasan under the banners Raaj Kamal Films International and VIP Films. The film had an impressive technical crew, including maestro Ilaiyaraja for music, Tirru for cinematography and Renu Saluja for editing. Made on a budget of Rs. 6 crores, 18 years ago, Hey Ram went on to collect around Rs. 11 crores at the box-office. The film won several prestigious awards including the 2000 National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Atul Kulkarni, Best Costume Design – Sarika and Best Special Effects – Manthra. Kamal Haasan won the Filmfare Awards – Tamil - Best Actor for his performance in the film. Hey Ram did have its share of controversies, with a section protesting against the depiction of Gandhi. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Baahubali' writer to pen script for Bjp funded project?

Tollywood The writer has been roped in to write a script on the rise and fall of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Digital NativeVeteran writer Vijayendra Prasad has penned several stories and scripts in his career spanning over three decades. And he became popular for penning the story and script for the magnum opus – Baahubali: the Beginning and Baahubali: the Conclusion – which turned out to be the biggest hits in the history of Indian cinema. According to sources, Vijayendra Prasad has been roped in to pen the story and script for a movie that will be based on the rise and glory of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Reports are that the project will have the backing of the national political party and the current ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party. Sources say that the project will be financed by the Bjp and the budget allocated for it is a whopping Rs. 100 crores. The film will highlight the struggles, achievements, and glories of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that was instrumental in nurturing and churning out some of the able politicians in India. According to the buzz about this project, several top stars from the Hindi film industry will be roped in to play the lead characters. He is currently associated with the Bollywood movie titled Manikarnika, which has Kangna Ranaut playing the female lead. The film is being directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. It is an epic biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of the legendary queen in this magnum opus. The film is facing lots of controversy, and was also accused of tampering Rani Laxmibai’s image by alleged wrong portrayal of the warrior. The writer Vijayendra Prasad said that the film does not portray Rani Laxmibai’s character in a bad way at all. It also has Jisshu Sengupta, Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Sonu Sood and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi in the star cast. He has not only worked in Tollywood but in Bollywood, Sandalwood, and Kollywood as well. The ace writer has films such as Kurubana Rani (Kannada), Pandu Ranga Vittala (Kannada), Jaguar (Kannada & Telugu), Mersal (Tamil) and Vijay’s upcoming film Vijay 62 (Tamil) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Hindi). (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Aval is a classic example'

Aval the horror flick, starring Siddharth, Andrea and Atul Kulkarni is all set to hit the screens tomorrow, November 3.

It would be releasing in over 250 screens across Tamil Nadu by Trident Arts Ravindran. "As an exhibitor and distributor myself, I know the type of films the audience need at any point of time. Aval is a classic example of a horror movie.

The audience who had felt inferior watching a Hollywood horror film will come back home collars up after watching Aval. The ticket bookings are happening at a rapid pace, and the spine-chilling ‘Aval’ is well on...

Siddharth and Andrea’s Tamil film gets its title and release date!

We had reported earlier that actors Siddharth and Andrea Jeremiah’s trilingual horror film directed by Milind Rau is all set to get its updates one after another. Following the Tweets by both the actors, the news is out that the film will be titled ‘Aval’ in Tamil, ‘Gruham’ in Telugu and ‘The House Next Door’ in Hindi.

The film which is said to have Siddharth playing a neurologist is all set to release on November 3, 2017. It also has Atul Kulkarni in an important role and is said to have been completely shot in a hill station. Regarding the...

Siddharth and Andrea’s Tamil film gets its title and release date!

We had reported earlier that actors Siddharth and Andrea Jeremiah’s trilingual horror film directed by Milind Rau is all set to get its updates one after another. Following the Tweets by both the actors, the news is out that the film will be titled ‘Aval’ in Tamil, ‘Gruham’ in Telugu and ‘The House Next Door’ in Hindi.

The film which is said to have Siddharth playing a neurologist is all set to release on November 3, 2017. It also has Atul Kulkarni in an important role and is said to have been completely shot in a hill station. Regarding the...
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Box Office: The Ghazi Attack collects Rs.6 lakhs in Week 6

Box Office: The Ghazi Attack collects Rs.6 lakhs in Week 6
Earlier this year we saw the release of multiple films together, however from them it was The Ghazi Attack that as expected took the lead at the box office. Starring Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Taapsee Pannu, Rahul Singh and Satyadev Kancharana, the film based on the mysterious sinking of Pakistani warship PNSRead More

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“The Ghazi Attack Is A Well-Intended War Saga” – Subhash K Jha Review

Starring: Rana Daggubati, K K Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Tapsee Pannu

Directed by Sankalp Reddy

A bigger mystery than the sinking of the submarine during the 1971 Indo-Pak war that this film so bravely recreates, is Rana Daggubati’s one single immovable expression that he has been holding steadfast on his impressive face ever since he graced the large screen with his imposing physical presence.

It’s an expression of scowling machismo, a ratification of masculinity and a rejection of all humbug, and that includes changing the expression according to the emotional need of the moment.

Rana plays Lieutenant Commander Arjun Varma. And if you think this is as a filmy as a hero’s name can get, wait till you see the torrent of patriotic jingoism that hits you straight in the face(though alas, not in the guts). The national anthem (which had already played before the film begins, as
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How is Ghazi performing in Tamil?

The Ghazi Attack is the trilingual film starring Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Tapsee in important roles. It is directed by Sankalp and is India’s first submarine war film based on true incidents.

The film has opened to a positive word of mouth from those who have watched it and its Tamil version is receiving good reviews overall. It is expected to pick up at the box office by this weekend. Also, the Telugu version of ‘Ghazi’ is off to a good start at the A centre.
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The Ghazi Attack: Rana Daggubati writes to President to acknowledge the Indian armed forces

The Ghazi Attack is inspired from true events, a classified mission conducted by the Indian Navy against their Pakistani counterparts in 1971 that not many people know about. It is one of the important events in Indian history. And, Rana Daggubati, who plays the pivotal role of a Lieutenant Commander Arjun Varma in the film who is said to have remained underwater for 18 days during the war, has written a letter to the president of India for acknowledging the Indian Armed Forces. During the production of the film, Rana met some real navy officers who were on-board. The actor was extremely moved by hearing about their challenging experiences and decided to write a letter to the President for acknowledging the Indian Armed Forces, as they are the unsung heroes whose immense contribution, the nation must know about. "As a civilian I did not know about these victorious tales and like me
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Ghazi Movie Review

Ghazi is a wartime drama set in 1971, in which an Indian submarine crew battles a rival Pakistani fast and powerful submarine. The film is based on the mysterious sinking of Ghazi(Pakistan Submarine) that took place in 1971. The actual cause of the sinking is still not known, although people from India and Pakistan have different views. This story is based on the Indian version of Ghazi attack. It stars Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni in the lead roles while Taapsee Pannu plays an extended cameo.

It is considered to be India's first underwater/war at sea film....
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''In Baahubali, I was like a beast''

The Ghazi Attack featuring Rana Daggubati, Taapsee, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and others will be hitting the screens on the 17th of February. The film is about the mysterious sinking of the Pakistani submarine Ghazi during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. We indulged in a brief chat with hero Rana Daggubati on the film.

How was it working in the film?

Every single thing that we did for the film was fresh and was done for the first time in cinema. So, all the experience was new and different about this, right from the start when we began the...
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It is Suriya in Tamil and Amitabh in Hindi

Rana Daggubati’s Hindi-Telugu bilingual, The Ghazi Attack, directed by Sankalp, is a submarine action war film that also stars Taapsee, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Nasser, and others. The film is dubbed into Tamil as Ghazi.

The latest reports now suggest that the Tamil and Telugu versions of this film will have Suriya and Chiranjeevi narrating the film’s story respectively. It is said that Suriya and Chiranjeevi will give their voice over for some of the important scenes in the movie. Interestingly, Bollywood Superstar Big B, Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice for the Hindi version.

The film...
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Raees Movie Review

What happens when a young boy decides to rise to power right from his childhood and builds his own empire through illegal business? Find out from the review of Raees, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer.

Raees features Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan and Atul Kulkarni in pivotal roles. It is directed by Rahul Dholakia and talks about the life of Raees (Shah Rukh Khan), who as a young kid learns about illegal business and shows a steady growth as a street smart illegal stock and liquor dealer as he matures.

The film is set in the state of...
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Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees says Battery Nahi Bolne Ka

Check out this new video released by the filmmakers of the eagerly anticipated film Raaes, international megastar Shah Rukh Khan, starring in and as Raees, tells everyone “Battery nahi bolne ka

The latest dialogue promo of ‘Raees’ gives us a sneak-peek into why the gangster Khan doesn’t like being called ‘battery’.

Directed by National Award Winning filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, Raees is the fictitious story of a man named Raees (Shah Rukh Khan), set in early 1980’s to 1990’s Gujarat, India. The film explores how Raees’ relationships and meteoric rise helped him build an entire empire from scratch, to make him the single most powerful man in the state, who is revered, loved and feared. Raees eliminates every opposition that comes his way however his downfall will be crossing paths with the no-nonsense police officer Majumdar (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), whose sole reason for existence is the elimination of crime. What ensues
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Fly with Udi Udi Jaye from Raees

After creating waves with music lovers worldwide with the release of the tracks Laila Main Laila (crossed over 60 million views on YouTube), and the romantic track Zaalima which has already garnered over 22 million views in less than a week, Raees is released another song from the film – Udi Udi Jaye – a Gujarati flavoured track picturised on Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira.

Shah Rukh Khan shared the song on twitter saying, “Its almost Makar Sankranti, dil ki patang dekho #UdiUdiJaye”

Udi Udi Jaye is composed and produced by Ram Sampath with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The track is sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi, and Karsan Sagathia.

Get ready to fly high with Udi Udi Jaye

Coinciding with the Gujarati festival Makar Sankranti, ‘Udi Udi Jaye’ is soaked in Gujarati flavours. Since the custom of kite-flying is associated with Makar Sankranti, the song too will see Shah Rukh flying kites. In fact,
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Sneak Peek: Udi Udi Jaye from Raees!

The Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees is getting ready to release some more music magic with the song Udi Udi Jaye. The Gujarati flavoured track picturised on Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira features the stars playing “Garba” in traditional attire – with Shah Rukh Khan sporting a red bandhani dupatta complimenting Mahira in a red ghaghra-choli.

We have a special sneek peek to hold you over until the song releases tomorrow!

We know you're excited for Udi Udi Jaye, so here's a little something special to make the wait easier on you. #UdiUdiJayeOutTomorrow @iamsrk pic.twitter.com/XSbY1YdWkU

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Coinciding with the Gujarati festival Makar Sankranti, ‘Udi Udi Jaye’ will be soaked in Gujarati flavours. Since the custom of kite-flying is associated with Makar Sankranti, the song too will see Shah Rukh flying kites. In fact, the trailer of Raees gave us a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan
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Vedalam man's next with Miss India Global winner

Ashima Narwal, the Miss India Global 2015 winner, is currently busy with a Telugu horror-thriller film, which also stars Atul Kulkarni and Vedalam's villain Kabir Duhan Singh in pivotal roles.

 

This horror thriller is directed by Aswani Kumar, while Sunil Kumar is canning the shots. Kshanam fame Sricharan Pakala will be taking care of the musical score for this female-centric film. It is said that Atul Kulkarni is playing a police officer in this film.

Titled as '9 Hours', the film is funded by Shweta Singh for Ekaa Arts Productions.
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Check out the cool Audio Posters from Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees

Directed by National Award Winning filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, Raees, which stars Shah Rukh Khan and set to hit theaters on January 25th, promises an unabashed approach to storytelling, riveting dialogues, and power-packed performances by an ensemble of critically acclaimed talent.

As an artist, Shah Rukh Khan continually reinvents himself and this time in Raees, the undisputed King of Bollywood will captivate fans in a unique avatar who is revered, feared and loved with equal measure. He essays the role of Raees, a man who built an entire empire from scratch in early 1980s to 1990s Gujarat.

Less of a gangster but more of an impresario, Raees gains popularity and trust through his sharp, entrepreneurial and ruthless business mind, eventually turning him into the single most powerful man in the state. His unfettered determination, guided by a heart of gold, earns him a cult following. His character encapsulates a distinct and unique blend of personas,
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Akira Movie Review

Akira is ARMurugadoss’s third film in Hindi, a remake of Santha Kumar’s 2011 film Mouna Guru. Sonakshi Sinha as Akira is playing the role of Arulnithi in the Hindi version. We also have Anurag Kashyap playing the antagonist, Raai Laxmi in an interesting guest role along with Konkona Sen, Urmila Mahanta and Atul Kulkarni playing other important roles. Vishal-Shekhar have handled the music while the cinematography and editing department have been taken care of by R.D.Rajasekhar and Sreekar Prasad respectively.

What is it about?

The film is about Akira, a girl who was brought up with thoughts of boldness...
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