Monday, August 29, 2011

Mast-watch movie pataka-s!

A line-up of 10 (plus one) feel-good movies for your Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi home theatre.
Any festival in India is "adhura" without the right movie to be played along. The cinema habit has been as important to the celebrating Indian as has been the pageantry. "Film Festival" acquires a whole new meaning in India. For the aam Indian, every film is a festival and every festival needs a film.

Click on, as we present to you a list of 10 fabulous feel-good movies, to be had with your favourite Indian festival.

1. 'Amar Akbar Anthony'

Directed by Manmohan Desai, 'Amar Akbar Anthony' is the baap of all feel-good movies. A genre-defining pop movie, it continues to inspire escapist cinema in India. 'AAA' gave Manmohan Desai the courage to conceive and execute even more outlandish movie tales such as 'Naseeb', 'Coolie' and 'Mard'. He went on to make "anhoni ko honi" and "honi ko anhoni".

2. 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun'

Sooraj Barjatya's sweetened mush. A feminine assortment of all the pretty and goody-goody things of the world. It's a dream-place full of romance, music, laddoos and jilebis! Choose this film, this Eid, and Sooraj Barjatya would stick a smiley on your face that will last at least till Christmas.

3. 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'

This is for the satiation of the hardcore romantic. 'DDLJ' celebrates romance. If you are asked to give an alternate title for this movie, it can only be 'The Passion of Shah Rukh Khan (and Kajol)'.

4. 'Dabangg'
The Salman Khan masala.

On a Eid day, this could be an audio-visual feast in itself. We see a self-spoofing Sallu here, and we want what we have always wanted from him: MORE!

5. 'Lagaan'

If you are in a blue mood and want to get back to the festival mode, Bhuvan and co are sure to do the trick for you. The ultimate tale of the underdog's triumph, 'Lagaan' will do to your heart what an energy drink does to your muscle!

6. 'Munnabhai MBBS'

This is the first of what we would call Genre Hirani. This is a totally Indian mix of emotions, drama, romance and soul-stirring (yes, you read it right) humour. The ultimate entertainer, 'Munnabhai...' is for all age groups and for all occasions. Where this movie is, there would be a festival!

7. 'Lage Raho Munnabhai'

Munnabhai descends again! And this time, the EQ (Entertainment Quotient) is higher than ever. Hirani makes you laugh and cry, at will and for a purpose. Mahatma Gandhi joins the chorus!

8. '3 Idiots'

Hirani has a hat trick! '3 Idiots' is for all those who love to see life as Ping-Pong! This give-and-take saga of three friends takes you on a roller coaster ride that is certain to put you in perspective and enable you to laugh at yourself.

9. 'Magadheera'

This mighty blockbuster from Tollywood is bound to instill awe in even the deadliest critics of commercial entertainers. An iconic production, the movie stars Ram Charan Teja (Chiranjeevi's son) and Kajal Agarwal in the lead. It is a tale of rebirth, told with the help of the most modern technology on earth. Fantabulous is the word.

10. Rajnikanth trilogy: 'Annamalai', 'Baasha', 'Padaiyappa'

Go to your DVD vendor and get these three flicks. Call all your friends and play it as loudly as possible. Use the best acoustic enhancements. The basic prerequisite for enjoying a Rajnikanth film is that you need a whistling-clapping-hooting crowd to accompany you into it. Fulfill this condition, and Rajni will make you forget that you are living in the 21st century!

Kids' Gold: 'Endhiran'

Rajni again!

1. Herd all the kids into the screening room.

2. Play this film.

3. Get out of the room.

4. Close the doors.

5. Have your drink, and listen to your favourite Jagjit Singh ghazal on the futility of life.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Popular Krishna Songs of Bollywood

Mohe Panghat Pe Nand Lal
Film: Mughal-e-Azam
Featuring: Madhubala
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Govinda Aala Re
Film: Bluff master
Featuring: Shammi Kapoor
Singer: Mahd Rafi

Mach Gaya Shor Sari Nagri Mein
Film: Khuddar
Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan and Parveen Babi
Singer: Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

Madhuban Radhika Nache Re
Film: Kohinoor
Featuring: Dilip Kumar
Singer: Mohd Rafi

Bada Natkhat
Film: Amar Prem
Featuring: Sharmila Tagore
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Shyam Teri Bansi
Film: Geet Gata Chal
Song featuring: Sachin and Sarika
Singer: Aarti Mukherjee and Jaspal Singh

Ek Radha Ek Meera
Film: Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Song Featuring: Mandakini
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Yashomati Maiyya Se Bole Nand Lala
Film: Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Featuring: Padmini Kolhapure
Singer: Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar

Maiyya Yashoda Yeh Tera Kanhiya
Film: Hum Saath Saath Hai
Featuring: Karisma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre and Tabu
Singer: Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Alka Yagnik and Anuradha Paudwal

Radha Kaise Na Jale
Film: Lagaan
Featuring: Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh
Singer: Asha Bhonsle and Udit Naryan

Woh Kisna Hai
Film: Kisna
Featuring: Vivek Oberoi, Isha Sharvani, Hrishita Bhatt
Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, Ayesha Darbar

Mann Mohana
Film: Jodhaa Akbar
Featuring: Aishwarya Rai
Singer: Bela Shinde

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top 10 Googled Indian Actresses

Katrina Kaif
 Katrina Kaif is ranking No.1 as the most searched name on the internet according to a latest survey by Google’s India zeitgeist lists. Katrina is a 24 British Indian actress and model who has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu and Malayalam films. Today, with 17 films to her credit, according to the lads’ magazines FHM and Maxim; and the sub-continent’s most bankable female lead, according to the past year’s box-office receipts. Mattel, the toymaker, said that a forthcoming Barbie doll would be modelled on her. year old, British-born Indian film actress who has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu and Malayalam films. Katrina’s popularity is catching up with the masses in a big way.

Aishwarya Rai
 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan an Indian actress and former Miss World is ranking at No. 2 in the top 10 searched Indian actresses on the internet. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 1994. During her career, Rai has acted in over forty movies in Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali including the international productions Bride & Prejudice (2004), The Mistress of Spices (2005), The Last Legion (2007) and The Pink Panther 2 (2009) in English. She has represented India on numerous occasions and has lit the screen on fire with her outstanding performances. It’s no wonder she ranks high on the most searched Bollywood celebrities in India.

Kareena Kapoor
 Kareena Kapoor takes the No.3 spot of most searched Indian actresses through the web. Born on 21 September 1980 Kareena Kapoor often informally referred to as Bebo is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood films. Born into a film family where both her parents, Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and her elder sister Karisma were actors, Kapoor faced the media spotlight from a very young age. However, she did not make her acting debut until the 2000 film Refugee, which earned her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Kapoor’s off-screen life is subject to wide media coverage in India with frequent press coverage of her and boyfriend, actor Saif Ali Khan and speculation of a possible marriage.

Deepika Padukone
 Deepika Padukone is shining like a star and makes the top 10 googled actresses list at No.4. Born on 5 January 1986 Deepika is an Indian actress and a former model. Padukone made her acting debut with the 2006 Kannada film Aishwarya. The following year, she made her Hindi film debut with the blockbuster Om Shanti Om which earned her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.

Mallika Sherawat
 Mallika Sherawat born Reema Lamba in Karnal, Haryana, India) is an Indian actress and model. Mallika Sherawat has been known for her public openness and has made her mark in the international film circuit as well. Bollywood’s Kissing Queen is famous for her dare to bare attitude and is now ranking at No. 5 in the top 10 searched Indian actresses on the internet.

Genelia D’Souza
 Genelia D’Souza is an Indian film actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu and Hindi language films, as well as Tamil and Kannada language films. D’Souza first hit the limelight in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. Genelia “Meow” D’Souza of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fame. While she seems like a refreshing new face in the movie industry, the young 20 yr old actress has done well over a dozen movies in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and even Hindi in what’s known as Kollywood, Tollywood and Bollywood. D’Souza received her first Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2006 for her performance in the romantic film, Bommarillu, which earned her critical acclaim. She made her Kannada debut in 2007 in Satya In Love. She made a comeback to Bollywood in 2008, and was appreciated for her performance in Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. In addition to movie acting, D’Souza hosts the television show Big Switch, and is the brand ambassador of Fanta, Virgin Mobile and Perk in India. Genelia is ranking at No. 6 in the list of top 10 searched Indian actresses on the internet.

Priyanka Chopra
 The 27 years Bollywood heroine Priyanka Chopra has a special place in the heart of the Bollywood fans. She is the former miss world. Priyanka Chopra makes No. 7 in top ten seached Indian actresses. She is most wanted and popular actresses because of her demonstrative artistic ability. Chopra made her acting debut with the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. The following year, she made her Bollywood film debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and followed it with the hit Andaaz, for which she won a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. In 2004 she became the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award, which she received for her critically acclaimed performance in Aitraaz.

Vidya Balan
 Born on 1 January 1978 Vidya Balan is an Indian film actress, who appears in Bollywood films. After graduating in sociology, she began her career starring in many music videos, soap operas and many commercials, before appearing in feature films. Balan made her acting debut in the Bengali film, Bhalo Theko in 2003, for which she won critical acclaim. She later made her Hindi film debut with Parineeta (2005), her performance in which earned her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award as well as her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. In 2009, she appeared in R. Balki’s Paa, her portrayal of a single-mother of a progeric child in the film got her high critical acclaim and eventually her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Vidya makes No. 8 in the list of top 10 searched Indian actresses on the internet

Rani Mukherjee
 Born on 21 March 1978 Rani Mukerji, is an Indian film actress who works in Bollywood movies. Making her acting debut with Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1997), Mukerji had her first commercial success with Karan Johar’s romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), her biggest hit so far, and won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in the film. She later starred in many films, most of which fared below expectations. She re-invented her image with the commercially and critically successful Saathiya (2002), for which she received numerous awards and nominations. In 2004, her performances in the hit Hum Tum and the critically acclaimed Yuva earned her the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress awards at the Filmfare, making her the first actress to win two major awards in the same year. She received unanimous praise for her role as a deaf, dumb and blind girl in the film Black (2005), as well as many awards for her performance, establishing herself as a leading actress in Bollywood. Rani makes her spot at No. 9 in the list of top 10 searched Indian actresses on the internet

 Asin Thottumkal (born in 26 October 1985) known mononymously as Asin is an Indian film actress from the state of Kerala. Asin makes her spot at No. 10 in the list of top 10 searched Indian actresses on the internet. Making her acting debut in Sathyan Anthikkad’s Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001), Asin had her first commercial success with Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi in 2003, and won a Filmfare Award for the Best Telugu Actress for the film. After a number of films, she received her second South Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in her second Tamil film, Ghajini (2005). She played the lead female roles in hits, the thriller Ghajini (2005) and the action comedy Varalaru (2006). More recently, Asin made her d├ębut in Bollywood, with Ghajini, the remake of its Tamil namesake, subsequently winning the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Malaika, Lara Dutta and others sizzled at IIJW finale

New mommie-to-be Lara Dutta was one of the star attractions of the evening, walking the ramp in a white dress and adorned with a big diamond necklace and earrings.

 Being three months pregnant, the initial baby bump was quite visible.

The actress tweeted: "Mommy and Jr just took their 1st stroll down the ramp together at the Indian International Jewellery Week! :-)"

Sonam Kapoor closed the second season of the four day India International Fashion Week (IIJW) walking the ramp showcasing an exclusive piece of international brand, Boucheron of Paris. The IIJW paid tribute to Boucheron by making it the closing show of the event.

  She was dressed in a red gown with floral imprint of the same colour.

Sonam sported Paris-based designer's "Queen of Night" collection which looks like a collection of floral branches, meticulously designed with rubies, diamonds and sapphires.

Malaika Arora Khan stole the show as she walked the ramp in a bright red strapless chiffon gown.

 Malaika was in a Swapnil Shinde gown.

Perizaad Zorabian looks elegant in a navy blue gown.

Shraddha Kapoor looked elegant in a lehenga choli and her green neck piece was lovely.

Esha Koppikar in a sari.

Feroze Gujral in a golden lehenga on the ramp.

Amrita arora walked in Pink Dress.

Sonu Sood In Golden Dress.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Male Performers Of 2011

Salman Khan
Released in June, ’Ready’ was a follow-up to his previous movies ’Wanted’ and ’Dabangg’ which were major successes. In fact, ’Ready’ has become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The movie was panned by all owing to its poor story-line and could taste success only because of Salman Khan’s presence in the movie. Even the critic’s mentioned that Salman was the only saving grace for the film and deserves all the credit for the film becoming such a stupendous success.

Imran Khan/ Vir Das/ Kunal Roy Kapoor
’Delhi Belly’ made a mark as a new wave of cinema in Bollywood, which was slowly making its presence felt. The stars of the film, Imran Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor were absolutely delightful in their roles. Shedding his image of a chocolate boy, Imran struck an amazing cord with Vir Das and Kunal Roy, and the three proved what class of acting they belonged to.

Hrithik Roshan/ Abhay Deol/ Farhan Akhtar
Another film on male bonding, saw three of the most admired Bollywood actors come together on screen. The result was the astounding box-office response to their tale of friendship. Watching Hrithik, Abhay and Farhan together, was just magical and awe-inspiring and we think the film could have garnered the same response even without the inclusion of Katrina or Kalki.

Ajay Devgan
With ’Singham’, the lion roared again at the box-office. Ajay Devgan’s feisty act in the movie ensured packed theatres and superb business for the financiers of the film. With the movie, Ajay returned to the genre of action movies that had made him popular in the first place. The movie was the second biggest opener of 2011 after ’Ready’.

Rajeev Khandelwal
Rajeev played the role of an intense cop in the film ’Shaitan’ for which many critics lauded his performance. He nailed the role of a cop fighting his inner demons and stands out in the role assigned to him. Even though, he is not entirely responsible for the success of the film, he definitely contributed strongly towards it.

R. Madhavan
Southern star, Madhavan, has always been known for playing sweet roles in films. In this film too, Madhavan is the typical nice guy paired opposite an eccentric girl, Kangana Ranaut. However, his subtle yet forceful acting in the film was appreciated by all. The film was an average performer, but Madhavan’s status as an actor was re-affirmed in the industry. He was the lone star that shone in the film and gave the audiences their worth of money.

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