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Nawazuddin shakes a leg onscreen for the first time for Sohail Khan’s ‘Freaky Ali’

After garnering a tremendous response for the trailer of Sohail Khan’s ‘Freaky Ali’, the team has released a desi song, ‘Din Mein Karengey Jagrata’ in which the powerhouse actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is seen grooving to the beats of a dance number for the first time ever. The song is already attracting much attention as the actor’s dancing avatar has taken many by surprise

The song sung by Wajid, Divya Kumar and Swati Sharma has been composed by the hitmaker duo Sajid-Wajid, while the lyrics have been penned by Shabbir Ahmed. The music is on T-Series.

Salman Khan presents ‘Freaky Ali’ a Sohail Khan Productionz’, directed by Sohail Khan, stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amy Jackson and Arbaaz Khan. The film also features Asif Basra, Seema Biswas, Jas Arora, Niketin Dheer, Paresh Ganatra and Karishma Kotak. The music has been composed by Sajid-Wajid and the film is slated to release on 9th September.
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Review: Yeh Hai Bakrapur

Review: Yeh Hai Bakrapur
A central metaphorical symbol, a socio-political commentary, an independent rock band and a National award-winning director. These elements of Yeh Hai Bakrapur make for fantastic shades individually. Unfortunately, once weaved into the narrative design of cinema, the celluloid mosaic loses its aesthetic appeal and entertaining lustre.

A well-stroked hue of this silver screen sojourn lies in its cinematographer (Abinandhan Ramanujam) who awards a point of view to key moments in the motion picture. The first market scene that has sharp focus on the goat (the protagonist) while the human characters are out of focus, reiterates the sentiment of the title. Reversing the light-illuminating-darkness convention, Ramanujam hides his camera within the dingy, narrow folds of dark, narrow holes.

It seems irrational that while the audience unpacks the movie, it is left locating the absurd in logical character motivations and plot progression

There is a shot taken from inside a half closed
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Good content may get wasted without proper promotion: “Yeh Hai Bakrapur” director

Good content may get wasted without proper promotion: “Yeh Hai Bakrapur” director
Janaki Vishwanathan’s Yeh Hai Bakrapur is all set to hit the theatres on May 9, 2014. Vishwanathan, who started out as a journalist, made her debut with Tamil-language film Kutty that won two national awards in 2002 – Special Jury award and Best Child Artist for P. Shwetha.

Her Hindi-debut is a social satire set in an Indian village. The film is expected to release in 400 screens across India. Featuring Anshuman Jha, Asif Basra and Yoshika Verma; Yeh Hai Bakrapur has earlier screened at Gothenburg and Mumbai international film festivals.

Vishwanathan takes us on a journey to Bakrapur:

You won a National Award for your first film Kutty. Your second film was also received well. What prompted this transition from Tamil to Hindi?

That’s because the backdrop of Yeh Hai Bakrapur was better suited to the Hindi heartland. Also, I wanted a national audience for the film.

It’s interesting that Anusha Rizvi,
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We will recover cost:Janaki on Bollywood debut

We will recover cost:Janaki on Bollywood debut
Mumbai, Feb 27: Filmmaker Janaki Vishwanathan, who won a National Award for her Tamil debut movie "Kutty", says her Bollywood debut "Yeh Hai Bakrapur", a medium budget film, will break even.

Featuring Anshuman Jha, Asif Basra and Faiz Khan among others, the film will come out in April.

Janki told Ians: "It's not an off beat or parallel kind of cinema but at the same time I don't compare my film with 'Dhoom 3' or 'Krrish 3'. It's a medium budget film and whatever we have invested in the film, we will recover it."

A social satire set in the rural India, "Yeh Hai Bakrapur" is a multi-layered film and it dwells.
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Darr @ The Mall Movie Review: Predictable horror story… : Movie Reviews

The security officer of the prestigious Amity Mall is seen talking to an unseenatript’ soul. The soul wants him to call up his office and get someone by the name Vishnu and the scared and shaking and sweating officer does the needful. He tries to get away in his car after that but does not succeed and dies in a car crash. Next we see Jimmy Shergill being interviewed by Asif Basra for the security chief’s job. He is Vishnu. Jimmy gets the job. Read More...
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Darr @ The Mall Movie Review: Predictable horror story… : Movie Reviews

The security officer of the prestigious Amity Mall is seen talking to an unseenatript’ soul. The soul wants him to call up his office and get someone by the name Vishnu and the scared and shaking and sweating officer does the needful. He tries to get away in his car after that but does not succeed and dies in a car crash. Next we see Jimmy Shergill being interviewed by Asif Basra for the security chief’s job. He is Vishnu. Jimmy gets the job. Read More...
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First Look: The Last Act – Exclusive

It started with a simple idea. Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra and Chakri Toleti chose 12 directors from across India to make 10 minute short films. Each film will be part of a larger story. Not a collection of short stories but an integral part of a larger story. The main plot was written by Anurag Kashyap. Then the madness started. The 12 directors were chosen from 600 entries. They were given the plot and they came back with their section. Set in 12 different cities. So yes, 12 Directors unknown to each other have made 12 films short films and together they make a film that is 120 minutes long, which is going to be released on 12.12.12. The Last Act is the story of a psychopath killer who commits a crime and leaves 12 different clues around have to find the evidence for the answer to the crime. The 12 clues are left with evidences in 12 different cities of the country.
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Knock Out Movie Review

Knock Out Movie Review
STARRINGSanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut, Irrfan Khan, Gulshan Grover, Sushant Singh, Asif Basra and others.DIRECTIONMani ShankarSTORY The plot of the flick revolves around the character of Sanjay Dutt, who plays vigilante, Bachchu alias Tony Khosla(Irrfan Khan), and hardnosed journalist Kangna Ranaut. Deadly Dutt enacts a new age lone ranger who has the latest weapons and gadgets at his fingertips, and is a man who trusts and depends on no one. Working alone, he effortlessly uses his wit, his skills at hand-to-hand combat, and his love for stealth technology, to manipulate and trap his man.
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Dus Tola's Fashionable Fiesta

.Dus Tola. film stars Manoj Bajpai, Aarti Chhabria walked the ramp at Runway Central, Fashion Fiesta at Oberoi Mall on October 9 with over 15,000 people in attendance.The ramp sizzled with models walking and the crowd cheering on the film's leading stars Manoj Bajpai and Aarti Chabria.The Central Runway fashion fiesta also witnessed leading models such as Amruta Patki, Pooja Chopra, Natasha Suri, Shriya Kishore, Zulfi Sayed, Shawar Ali, Hanif Hilal and Praveen Sirohi amongst others walking the ramp. The event was choreographed by ace fashion choreography Shakir Shaikh.Dus Tola star Manoj Bajpai said, .Festival time is all about buying gold and our film .Dus Tola. revolves around the same theme. We are happy that White Leaf Entertainment has conceptualised this first-of-its-kind Fashion Fiesta..Actress Aarti Chhabria added, .I wish to thank Runway central  for giving me an opportunity to make a comeback on the ramp. It was a
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Dus Tola music launch by Gulzar Saheb

Music of AryanBrothers Entertainment Ptv Ltd's film Dus Tola released on 4th October 2010 at The Club. Sharp at 4 Pm, Gulzar Saheb was the first one to arrive along with the editor turned director Ajoy. "We have heard stories from our grandmothers and great grandmothers. They have been entertaining and educating. Ajoy's film Dus Tola is also the same. When he told me the story, I thought that even today, youngsters can think of such films and immediately agreed to write the lyrics. Treatment of the film is very good and it is light hearted comment. I am sure, people will enjoy it," says Gulzar Saheb.

Gulzar saheb, along with stars Manoj Bajpayee, Aarti Chhabria, debutant Pallavi Sharda, Asrani, Ninad Kamat, Asif Basra, Govind Namdeo, Bijendra Kala, music director Sandesh Shandilya, Sukhwinder Singh, director Ajoy and producers Kunwar Pragy Arya & Indervir Arya, and the ensemble cast and crew of the film Dus Tola,
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No sets for Dus Tola

Unlike most of the film makers who prefer to erect huge village sets in Mumbai city, director Ajoy chose to shoot in a real village for his upcoming film, Dus Tola..To make a village story authentic, you cannot create it in a studio. Our entire film is based in the village. So we chose to shoot at actual location in Wai and Mahabaleshwar. Certain sequences were done at Gorai too. In fact Manoj.s jewelry shop in the film is an actual shop. We requested the local at Wai to loan it to us for a few days. The jewelry shown in the shop is all real. We really had to be very creative with our lighting and camera to get proper shots..  In fact quite a lot of locals are seen in many shots as crowd. Ajoy, who is very impressed with folk tales, has the story with
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When Aarti Chhabria almost drowned

This is what happened to Aarti Chhabria at Gorai beach. She was shooting there for her film Dus Tola by AryanBrothers Entertainment production that is releasing on 22 October. In the film she is playing a small town girl which is performance oriented character. It was a scene with Manoj Bajpayee and she wanted to give her best to the shot.  So, to get into the character and mood of the scene, she first rehearsed the scene and went to sit on a rock to seclude herself. "I did not want anybody to disturb my mood so I sat there with my eyes closed. I was mentally rehearsing it all the while. Then suddenly I realized that it had turned a bit too quite. I opened my eyes and was shocked to see water all around me. While I was sitting there, tide had risen and sea had totally surrounded the rock.
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Manoj Bajpayee fools by his looks

Manoj Bajpayee can really fool people with his easy demeanor and serious looks. But in reality he is an exact opposite of that. His producer of Dus Tola Kunwar Pragny Arya prefers to call him 'Naughty as a kid'.He recalls, "We were shooting back to back. Schedules were quite tight and we would wrap up the shoot late in night. The next day shoot would start by 9 am so we all had to get up latest by 7.30 am to reach the location. But on 3rd day of shoot, early in the morning at 6 am somebody rang the bell, asking for laundry. We were baffled but sent him off, thinking it's a genuine mistake. Entire day we were so sleepy on the sets. When we told Manoj, he was most sympathetic. But then every day somebody would ring the bell of our room at 6 in the morning and ask for laundry.
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Let’s Dance Preview

Cast: Gayatri Patel, Ajay Chaudhary, Aqib Afzaal, Sugandha Garg, Asif Basra, Abhaas Yadav, Nikuunj Padaya, Paras Arora and Anjan Srivastav; Director: Aarif Sheikh; Music: Vipin Mishra and Tarali Sharma.

Introducing the Us-born-and-bred dancing sensation Gayatri Patel, ‘Let’s Dance’ (releasing June 19, 2009) has the debutante playing a simple but determined dance teacher, who on her path to fame, changes course, to motivate a group of underprivileged kids.

Suhani (Gayatri Patel) is a passionate young dancer, who has dreamt of being a star her entire life. She.
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