By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer: Vishesh Films
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta
Music: Jeet Ganguly, Mithun and Rashid
Bipasha Basu and Emraan Hashmi’s Raaz 3 has been well on the headlines. This is the third installment of Razz which was made way back in 2002 starring Bipasha in the main lead and the movie turned much successful and even the second part too bagged good response at the box office. Now Vikram Bhatt returns with the third installment that too brings in Bipasha Basu back on track. The film also stars Esha Gupta, who Bhatts launched in Jannat 2.
All the three characters in the movie have good equal share to display in the movie. Mukesh Bhatt is the producer of the film with his banner Vishesh Films and Vikram Bhatt directs it. It is a horror genre like the previous two installments. The film is scheduled to release on September 7th, 2012.
Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh and Vikram have been promoting the film on twitter and other ways. The leading cast – Bipasha, Emraan and Esha too are on way to add their acts for the promotion of the film.
Raaz 3 talks about Maithli (Bipasha Basu) who is a famed actress and enjoys the heights of success. She always are offered the brilliant roles to enact and she wins the awards for her nominations. She has a love affair with a handsome director Aditya (Emraan Hashmi). Maithli’s success graph ends when a new younger actress Sanjana (Esha Gupta) comes into the filmdom and makes her debut. Soon Maithli starts being forgotten and everyone wants just Sanjana to work with. Maithli’s career now starts falling down and down and even her beau Aditya too leaves her for Sanjana. Maithli cannot bear this all and turns to black magic and now her goal is to ruin Sanjana and get her man back in life.
Music Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Director: Bela Shegal
Cast: Boman Irani and Farah Khan
Music: Jeet Ganguly
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya and Faraz Ali
Bela Shegal, who makes her directorial debut with the film, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi directs this venture that stars the surprising pair of Boman Irani and Farah Khan in main leads. The famed choreographer Farah is making her acting debut with this film and her acting is what has been brining lot of attention online and viewers are now crazy to see her doing acting in a movie. The film’s music is out now.
Ishq Mein Tere Bina (KK and Shreya Ghoshal)
The first number of the album is quite spongy and romantic laced with mellifluous rhythm to enjoy with. KK entices the souls and Shreya is as usual super sugary in her rendition. Lyrics are impressive and music is attractive.
Khatti Meethi (Shreya Ghoshal)
Again Shreya Ghoshal comes behind the mike. She impresses with her vocals and the song is a treat to listen too as it is filled with good lyrics, composition and musical arrangements.
Kuku Duku (Mohit Chauhan)
Mohit as usual displays his histrionics. The guitars and flute glide on the ears. Lyrics and music are the culprits of spoiling this track as they are not well executed.
Ramba Mein Samba (Usha Uthup)
Usha attracts you with her well delivered singing otherwise it is a boring track with poor lyrics and melodies to stay with.
Kaafir Andhere (KK)
KK loots the souls with his power-packed singing but what he alone can do when other departments of music fall flat. Yes, the song is lyrically and musically is just about okay.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nial Padi (Neeraj Sridhar)
Neeraj Sridhar croons the lines brilliantly and lyrics hold values. Music has been scored with ease and gusto.
Kuku Duku (Mohit Chauhan)
Mohit this time simply disappoints with his vocals. He is unable to show his potential here with this song. Lyrics are okay and music is average.
On the whole, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is an average album. Some of the tracks are really good like Ishq Mein Tere Bina.
Overall Rating: 2.5/5
Harshvardhan Kapoor, the son of the brilliant actor of Bollywood Anil Kapoor and the younger brother of Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and producer Rhea Kapoor, is now going to join in the family tradition ‘Bollywood’. Yes, he is all geared up to step into filmdom. The reports have it that Harshvardhan is currently in Los Angeles where he is taking courses in screenplay writing and cinematography.
Once the courses are over, he will shift base to Mumbai to start his film career. The sources say that he will join the director Anurag Kashyup in the film Bomaby Velvet featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Anil Kapoor confirms the news saying Harshvardhan and Anurag have been in contact for many years and they both have their own equation.
It has now become a trend and fashion in Bollywood to learn the film techniques through assistantship or courses prior to stepping in front of the camera. Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor both were the assistants to Sanjay Leela Bhansali before they made their Bollywood debut. Varun Dhawan, the son of filmmaker David Dhawan, too was the assistant to Karan Johar in My Name is Khan and now he is making his debut in Johar’s Student of the Year. Aamir Khan’s son Junaid too has joined Bollywood but still he does not have any kind of plans to act in movies.
This trend is getting popular and hopefully it will continue since it is good to learn the techniques of the trade first before stepping inside the filmdom.
Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger is on the verge of release and all eyes are fixed on it. The film is being called the biggest film of the year. If it gets hit, it will also be the biggest movie of Salman’s career. Not only is Salman excited for the film but also his babe Katrina Kaif too is thrilled. Both have been promoting the film at various TV shows, appearances at events and the likes. Now the promotional activities will go to smaller cities of India and reports say that Salman Khan has denied going to small cities for the promotions.
Well, it is not like that he does not like small cities or his stardom stops him to go there rather his denying seems valid. He says that there are huge crowd there and in the crowd, there are women. Men take advantage of the situation when women are there in the crowd. He adds that then there would be kids and the senior citizens so if any mishap happens, it will come on us.
Macho man then reveals that God forbid, if any injuries happen or someone dies there, it will come on us. He then says that our own security guards can push them to safeguard us and if in this process, someone gets injured or anything of this sort happens, we would be blamed. Thus he utters it is better to be safe and stay away from these kind of situations.
Ek Tha Tiger releases on August 15th.
Shagufta Rafique, a name which is known in Bollywood industry, is a famed screen writer. This classy writer now wants to make her directorial debut. She wants to make her directorial debut with a film which features the likes of Bipasha Basu and Randeep Hooda. Shagufta desperately wants both of these stars in her movie since she likes them a lot.
Talking to media, she displays her desire to fetch in both in her debut vehicles. She is in talks with both of them but she cannot make it confirmed as the talks are on early stages. There are rumors making the rounds about her signing the directorial debut with Reliance Entertainment. But the script writer denies the reports saying that she has not signed her directorial debut with them rather she has signed a movie with them as a script writer.
She goes on adding that she is having talks with many producers and once any fruitful result comes up, she will certainly let the world know about the same. Shagufta is famed for writing scripts for Vishesh Films. She has written many scripts for the movies like Woh Lamhe, Murder 2 and others.
Shagufta Rafique turned to filmdom as a writer after leaving her career as a bard dancer. She says the script writer knows more than the director as he/she has written the film and knows the essence more than the writer. Thus she wants to plunge into direction field. Let’s wait and see the new development.
The milky beauty Katrina Kaif, who is enjoying the top notch status in Bollywood along with the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and others, has been on way to buy a property in Mumbai for her. She has been looking for a house since quite long time but still there is no hope at all. The babe is worried. She lives in Bandra area in a flat which is located at the seventh floor. Curvy babe wants privacy and private life and that can happen only in a private place. But in the city like Mumbai how can it happen since it is over populated and people struggle hard to fetch in a place.
Due to the presence of Bollywood industry, all stars live here and the ones who come to Mumbai to make career in Bollywood from other parts of the country and world also reside there. Thus this city has become over populated. The property’s price has shot to heights.
Well, Katrina Kaif now takes a sigh of relief as there is a hope now. Producer Salim Akhtar, who gave Rani Mukherjee break in Bollywood, wants to sale his bungalow. It is situated near Ajay Devgn’s office and director Muzzaffar’s residence. Salim has been asking many superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and others to buy it but no one showed interest. Now Katrina has come to know and she is much interested in buying it. Obviously she can buy since she earns a lot being the top notch actress. She is now in talks with him.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Writer-Director: Faisal Saif
Cast: Meera, Abhishek Kumar, Shawar Ali, Ranjeet and Kavita Radeshyam
Music: Leonard Victor
Faisal Saif writes and directs the psycho thriller ‘5 Ghantey Mein 5 Crore’. Pakistani starlet Meera, who has previously worked in Hindi movies, makes her comeback in Bollywood with this film after a long hiatus of 5 years or so. The actress could not make her mark in Bollywood when she debuted in the industry and now she is passionate and certain to make waves in the fraternity once again.
Produced by Dr.Joginder Singh Padam and others, the movie stars Abhishek Kumar, Shawar Ali, Ranjeet and Kavita Radeshyam in main leads apart from Meera who enacts the leading lady of the film. Leonard Victor has scored the music. The film is slated for August 10th release.
Vikram (Shawar Ali) is a chartered accountant. He and his keep Soniya (Meera) are waiting for the account Muqaadam (Rashid Khan) who has to deliver the mammoth money Rs. 5 crores cash at their farm house. Vikram is the employee of Sultan Corporation owned and run by Sultan (Ranjeet). The moment Muqaadam deliver the giant amount, Vikram and Soniya, as per their cunning plan, have to go with the planning by slaughtering Muqaadam and leaving for Singapore with the giant cash i.e. 5 crores to begin with new life. Enters into the scene is Karan Oberoi (Abhishek Kumar) who is Soniya’s former classmate at her college. On the other hand, Reshma Salahuddin (Kavita), a bar dancer, is waiting for her beau Muqaadam who does not return since Vikram and Soniya have killed him. Here begins a game filled with dity love, murder, deceit and betrayal.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Writer-Director: Gaurav Panjwani
Cast: Mohit Chauhan, Charu Rohatagi, Vishal Nayak, Sayani Gupta, Nikita More, Rajat Bhalla, Manjeet Tiger
Music: Manan Manjal and Aditya Agarwal
Vin Mehta Films’ Second Marriage Dot Com has been directed by Gaurav Panjwani and stars Mohit Chauhan, Charu Rohatagi, Vishal Nayak, Sayani Gupta, Nikita More, Rajat Bhalla, Manjeet Tiger and others. Dinkar Sharma and Guarav Panjwani have written the story and screenplay has been penned by Dinkar Sharma for the film. Manan Manjal and Aditya Agarwal have scored the composition for the film’s album. The movie is slated for 10th August release.
The film is set against the background of urban life and it depicts the complexities of the human emotions which are seen in man-woman relationships. The film carries comic relif, romance and slight criticism of our daily socio-cultural proximate. The film begins when Akshay, a young professional from IT field from Delhi, decides to get his father (who is a widower) married to overcome his loneliness. Call it a coincidence, a vivacious girl in Japipur, Poonam too is on the same mission for her mother to get her a life partner. Both make contact with each other through a matrimonial website ‘secondmarriagedotcom’. Initially both parents deny but after all marriage is enticing and in old age it is more enticing, so they eventually tie the knot.
Poonam and Shoma (Poonam’s mother) then come and join in Akshay and Suneel (Akshay’s father) at their home. Now what happens next is what forms the actual story of the movie when the four live under same roof. The plot is much interesting and allures the souls. Keep waiting for the release.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer: Ektanand Pictures
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Cast: Jackie Shroff, Darshan Zariwala, Mohan Kapoor, Rajit Kapoor, Sunita, Saniya, Ananya, Ankita and Nakul
Music: Abhishek Ray, Ajit Verman and Vikram Khajuria
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan’s directed enterprise ‘Life is Good’ stars Jackie Shroff, Darshan Zariwala, Mohan Kapoor, Rajit Kapoor, Sunita, Saniya, Ananya, Ankita and Nakul. A presentation of Ektanand Pictures, the film is a drama which is scheduled to hit the screens in September 2012. The trio of musicians Abhishek Ray, Ajit Verman and Vikram Khajuria has scored the music for the film’s album that has lyrics penned by Nivedita Joshi, Shabbir Ahmed and Manvendra. The film carries a sensitive subject that touches the hearts. If executed well, it can bring in the audiences.
Rameshwar (Jackie Shroff) is an accountant and works at a local office situated in the hilly station of North India. He has fears of tying the knot that if he gets married, his wife will not take care of his slightly handicapped mother. His mother passes away and he lands into the condition of depression. He plans to slaughter himself but a strange thing takes place.
Mishti, 6 years old girl all of a sudden hits his life and his whole scenario changes altogether. His thinking changes towards everything. Rameshwar now starts witnessing the girl growing before his eyes. He now realizes that that he will have to live with the bitter truth that Mishti will one day get married and leave for the US to live with her fiancée. Real test of Rameshwar’s grit is yet to happen when something unexpected comes to his life. What is this? Wait for the release to watch it on screen.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sunil Lulla
Director: Bela Sehgal
Cast: Boman Irani and Farah Khan
Music: Jet Ganguly
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is the one movie which has been generating quite oomph and buzz in the media and among entertainment circles. And this buzz is for the film’s liking as everybody wants to watch this movie. The wait is being done and once the movie is out in theaters, the people would go out watching for it. The main reason behind the liking of the film is the pairing of Boman Irani and Farah Khan who is making her acting debut with this film. This is the most interesting thing for the people who now wait for the movie.
Farah told the media that when the makers came to her she thought they wanted her to choreograph the songs but they wanted her to act the leading role in the movie. She was about to refuse when her hubby came in and asked her to go ahead.
The film is all set to release on 24th August. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sunil Lulla are the producers of the movie and Sanjay’s sister Bela Sehgal has directed this venture. It is her debut vehicle. Jeet Ganguly has scored the music. Amitabh Bhattacharya and Faraz Ali have written the lyrics.
Farhad Pastakiya, 45, has spent his adult life selling bras and panties working as a salesman at a lingerie shop. He just sees a woman and he knows what size she has. Farhad, a Parsi bachelor, has never found his love so far. The only women in this man’s life are his mother Nargis and grandmother Siloo. One fine day, he bumps into his love Shirin Fugawala, 40, a bubbly and straightforward woman. It is love at first sight. When his mother knows that Shirin is her worst enemy, the hell breaks.
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