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Dileep’s 'Professor Dinkan' team reworking script

EntertainmentThe film marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Ramachandran Babu.Digital Native prof_dinkan.jpgDigital NativeMalayalam actor Dileep’s last film release Ramaleela turned out to be a big hit and his fans are waiting eagerly for his next. While his upcoming film Kammara Sambhavam is progressing at a fast pace and will hit the marquee next year, there are reports surfacing about his next as well. It was announced much earlier that Dileep’s film, after Kammara Sambhavam would be Professor Dinkan, which will be directed by ace cinematographer Ramachandran Babu and scripted by Rafi. Earlier, there were reports that Professor Dinkan would be a comedy entertainer but now we hear that the team is planning it as a family entertainer. With Dileep wanting to attract the family audiences as much as he had before the actor assault case in which he is an accused, the Professor Dinkan team is reworking on the script, say sources. The film marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Ramachandran Babu. Namitha Pramod, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aju Varghese and Srinda are part of the movie. Earlier, the makers of Professor Dinkan had planned to release the big movie during the Vishu season of 2018. Now, according to reports, the film has been pushed further. While the rework on the script is currently on, Dileep is busy with Kammara Sambhavam, being directed by Rathish Ambat. The film is bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Movies. Interestingly, this film will feature Siddharth in a pivotal role and this will mark his debut in the Malayalam film industry. With Dileep and Siddharth playing the main leads in the film, the star cast also includes Shraddha Srinath, Bobby Simha, Murali Gopy, Andy von Eich, Swetha Menon, Kenny Basumatary, Manikkuttan, Vijayaraghavan, Indrans, Siddique, and Vinay Forrt. This film is slated to hit the silver screens next year. The shooting of Kammara Sambhavam began in August last year but was stalled after its lead star Dileep was arrested in the actor abduction and assault case. He is currently out on bail and the team is raring to finish the shooting as soon as possible. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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“Richa & Kalki Sparkle In Girl Bonding Film Jia Aur Jia” – Subhash K Jha Review

Jia Aur Jia

Starring Richa Chaddha, Kalki Koechlin, Arslan Goni

Directed by Howard Rosemeyer

Why should boys have all the fun? Just the sheer pleasure of watching two of our feistiest actresses in a road movie set in Sweden is enough of a kickback to sail through what is at best a girl-bonding flick with plenty of perk and pizzazz, thanks to the crackling and hissing chemistry between the two lead actresses.

The basic premise is promising. Two very dissimilar girls share the same name and nothing else. Kalki is outgoing, loud, gregarious and bindaas. Richa is quiet, withdrawn and repressed. One wants to live every moment. The other wants her life to end the sooner the better.

Though the aggression between them is overdone, their initial bickering is well scripted and gives away some of what the characters are holding back. The striking visuals help anchor the two protagonists’ road journey.
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Review: "Ghost World" (2001); Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

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High school friends Enid Coleslaw (Thora Birch) and Rebecca Doppelmeyer (Scarlett Johansson) absolutely cannot wait to be free of the prison of school, defiantly flipping the bird and squashing their mortarboards following their graduation. Enid isn’t off the hook just yet: her “diploma” is instead a note informing her that she must “take some stupid art class” (her words) if she hopes to graduate. Their fellow classmates are caricatures of everyone we all knew during our adolescence. Melora (Debra Azar) is inhumanly happy all the time and oblivious to Enid and Rebecca’s sense of ennui and contempt. Todd (T.J. Thyne) is ultra-nervous to talk with the insouciant Rebecca at the punchbowl. Another bespectacled student sits off by himself. Enid and Rebecca are at both an intellectual and emotional crossroads. They want to share an apartment; however, they seem unaware of the amount of money they
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Ayushmann Khurrana: “Meri Pyaari Bindu is about nostalgic, beautiful things”

Ayushmann Khurrana is back to the big screen, this time playing a writer in Yrf’s romantic Meri Pyaari Bindu. The film tells the tale of, Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana), a successful writer, who becomes fed up with the lack of critical appreciation for his work, and returns to his roots in Kolkata to write more meaningful literature. He decides on an old-fashioned love story – which was now, 3 years in the making. He had been experiencing writers block trying to get the story down and he knows exactly what this writer’s block is called Bindu (Parineeti Chopra). How do you contain this unpredictable, crazy, restless, larger than life, live wire in the pages of a book? So where should he begin? Where should he end? Will there be a happily ever after in the end of the book for our hero and his heroine? We will find out on Friday,
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‘Noor’ trailer review: Sonakshi Sinha fails to live up to her mark as a performer

After her power-packed performance in Akira, Sonakshi Sinha is coming back to the silver screen with her upcoming film ‘Noor’. And this time, she will be seen in a quite refreshing role as any of her previous characters. The first trailer of the film has finally landed online which is not as impressive as it should have been. About the trailer In this nearly two-and-a-half-minute trailer, Sonakshi as Noor, depicts the life of a journalist who is not happy with her life and is in search of a nice lover. She tries to add some thrill to her boring life but struggles to do so as her job doesn't give her that privilege. She decides to become a badass, waving goodbye to her oh-so-good-girl image. Life takes a U-turn, she gets struck by an incident and realises her duty as a journalist. In her quest, she goes beyond her limits
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“Farhan Akhtar never claimed to be Mohammed Rafi” – Rock On 2 director lashes out at detractors

“Farhan Akhtar never claimed to be Mohammed Rafi” – Rock On 2 director lashes out at detractors
Rock On 2 opened to shockingly low audiences. How do you rationalize this freak happening? The demonetization of the currency definitely hit us hard. There are massive queues outside banks and Atm’s across the country. And it’s only fair that people are looking out for their needs right now and watching a movie or any sortRead More

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Mohammad Rafi fans burn posters of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Mohammad Rafi fans burn posters of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
It doesn’t seem like the controversies surrounding Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are stopping anytime soon. The film finally released last month after being under fire as it featured Fawad Khan. The ban on Pakistani artists followed by protests from political parties and theatres created more problems for the makers. Karan Johar has once again runRead More

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War of words between Karan Johar, Sonu Nigam and Vidhu Vinod Chopra over Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

War of words between Karan Johar, Sonu Nigam and Vidhu Vinod Chopra over Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Even though the Karan Johar directed Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has proved to be a hit at the Box-Office, it also had its share of controversies. The latest one is in the form of a dialogue in the film that states “Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam rote zyada the na?” This dialogue from the filmRead More

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Bollywood’s music fraternity reacts to Anushka Sharma’s dialogue on Mohd. Rafi in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Bollywood’s music fraternity reacts to Anushka Sharma’s dialogue on Mohd. Rafi in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Just one throwaway casual line where Anushka Sharma says about the legendary singer Mohd Rafi, ‘Woh gaate kam rotey zyada ttthe’ has triggered off an outbreak of outrage among the singer’s fans, admirers and family members. Is the protest justified? Amit Trivedi: “Fans, family and admirers are bound to feel hurt with that kind of statement. I guess it’s understandable” Baabul Supriyo: “No, theyRead More

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Amit Kumar’s Sell-Out UK Tour

UK saw one of India’s legendary music personalities – Amit Kumar, son of the renowned Indian singer and actor Kishore Kumar and the Bengali singer and actress Ruma Guha Thakurta – perform at two sell-out concerts on22ndOctober 2016 at Logan Hall, London and 23rdOct 2016 at Dmh in Leicester for his tour: Yeh Shaam Mastani. He was joined by his younger brother Sumit Kumar, also an accomplished singer.

The concert was held in honour to celebrate the work and life of three of India’s biggest Legends: R. D Burman – Indian film score composer who is considered one of the seminal music directors of the Indian film industry; Kishore Kumar – the most successful playback singer of the Hindi film industry; and Rajesh Khanna – Bollywood’s first superstar. Amit and Sumit Kumar performed yesteryear hits such as Yeh Shaam Mastani, Zindagi Ka Safar, and many more, taking audiences on a walk down memory lane.
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“I am very hurt” – Bappi Lahiri on Mohammed Rafi controversy

“I am very hurt” – Bappi Lahiri on Mohammed Rafi controversy
“It’s a very bad attitude by those who can’t respect their elders. Whoever has written this dialogue is a zero,” said a visibly hurt veteran musician Bappi Lahiri in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive interview with Faridoon Shahryar today. Bappi Lahiri refused to even listen to the contentious dialogue in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that hasRead More

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“Ae Dil Hai Muskhil Is A Flawed Nugget, Like Life Itself” – Subhash K Jha

Starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan

Directed by Karan Johar

Let’s get this straight. Karan Johar loves his films to look beautiful. He works towards gleaming polishing and grooming his locations and actors as though he were building a Taj Mahal for the gen-y to rest its reposeful romanticism.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil(Adhm) is one good-looking film with actors who epitomize human beauty. True, they strive helplessly towards reaching the inner core of their being to obtain a spiritual centre to match that abundance of physical beauty. That synchronized connectivity between inner and outer beauty escapes the filmmaker as well as his characters who are heard mouthing some beautiful poetry that seems ordered online.

It’s all very designer-designer in Adhm. You know, like kitchen interior and living room walls in a home-decoration magazine. But nonetheless pretty to look at and enormously gratifying for
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Rishi Kapoor criticizes Gandhi family

Rishi Kapoor criticizes Gandhi family
Known for speaking his heart out, Rishi Kapoor's tweets have very often become a target of scandals and controversies. Sparking yet another political controversy were some of the veteran actor's recent tweets which has also resulted in protest.

A day ago, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to question the reason behind Congress naming several infrastructures in the country after the Gandhi family and further also went on to say that some popular personalities including Bollywood veterans who have contributed to the development of the nation too should receive a similar honour. Here's a compilation of the tweets posted by Rishi Kapoor that says, "Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or Jrd Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha? If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets?
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Asha Parekh debuts on Dubsmash, courtesy Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon girl Simran Kaur Mundi

It was way back in 1966 when Vijay Anand’s Teesri Manzil was released. The film turned out to be a smash success and remains popular till date. While ‘O Haseena Zulfonwali Jaane Jahan’ and ‘Aaja Aaja Mein Hoon Pyar Tera’ remain popular till date, courtesy Mohammad Rafi’s exuberant singing, R.D. Burman’s foot-tapping score, Majrooh Sultanpuri’s catchy lyrics and of course Shammi Kapoor’s dance moves, one track which continues to make for a melodic hear is Asha Bhosle’s ‘O Mere Sona Re Sona Re’.

Now in the 50th year anniversary of Teesri Manzil, the film’s leading lady Asha Parekh has paid a tribute of sorts to the Nasir Hussain musical. The 73 year old veteran actress, who continues to make social appearances, has just made her debut on Dubsmash. The song that she chose? ‘O Mere Sona Re Sona Re’.


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Preview of the films at this years London Indian Film Festival

The festival returns this month for its sixth edition. Every year Liff aims to bring audiences some of the very best new Indian independent cinema, which includes features, documentaries and short films by both acclaimed and emerging filmmakers. This year’s line up promises to leave you entertained, informed, thought provoking and even in some cases leaving a screen shocked.

We now present the films that will be screened at this prestigious festival

Umrika | Opening Night | UK Premiere | cert 12A

Hindi with English subtitles | 98 min | India 2015 | Dir. Prashant Nair | with: Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Adil Hussain, Smita Tambe, Prateik Babbar.

This year’s Sundance Audience Award winner is an uplifting, rights of passage tale about two brothers from a small village who have dreams of making it big in Umrika (America). Udai (Pratiek Babbar) is the eldest and adored by his hard-working mum. He leaves their hamlet on a bullock
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Why film lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri remained obliged to poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz?

Eminent poet and film lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri needs no introduction. He belonged to the legacy of learned lyricist like Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Shakeel Badayuni etc. who blossomed as literary poets but took to penning songs to make a decent earning.

List of songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri are long. They range from K. L. Saigal's Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya.. (Shahjahan) to Aamir Khan's Pehla Nasha.. (Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar). Other hits songs include Jaane Walo Zara Mudh Ke Dekho Mujhe... (Dosti), Jalte Hain Jiske Liye... (Sujata), Kya Hua Tera Vada... (Hum Kisise Kum Naheen), Ek Din Bik Jayega Maati Ke Mol... (Dharam Karam) etc.

Once for the movie Chirag (1969), staring Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh, film director Raj Khosla asked Majrooh Sahab to pen a song which could emphasize the beauty of eye because the film's plot centered on the heroine's attractive eyes and how her world goes
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When music director Naushad had threatened to quit Mere Mehboob!

Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee and eminent music maestro Naushad needs no introduction for he is the first music director in the film industry who gave a new impetus to popular music in Indian cinema. The country honoured him with multiple awards like the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his invaluable contribution to Indian Cinema.

May 5 marks the death anniversary of this legend; Glamsham.Com remembers him on this occasion and brings forth why he was considered such a great music director.

In the 60s Naushad was ruling the roost and was the first choice of every big film producer. One among them was H. S. Rawail, eminent film director, who was directing his first home production Mere Mehboob.

Since Rawail was producing his first film he wanted it to be magnum opus. He had hired top notch stars of the 60s like Rajendra Kumar, Sadhna,
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