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.
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.
Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer-Director: Ajay Yadev
Cast: Swati Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Satish Kaushik, Zakir Hussain and Arzoo Govitrikar
Music: Sahil Rehan
Serene Films’ Overtime releases today. The film stars Swati Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Satish Kaushik, Zakir Hussain and Arzoo Govitrikar. Ajay Yadav has produced and directed this flick. The film has been creating ripples since quite some time and we even witnessed various release dates for it but now finally it sees the daylight today.
The film is not potentially great with a poor plot and script. The execution even too has no sparks to raise the spirits and allure the audiences. The film tells about the realistic view of life. The film takes the viewers inside the lives of the main characters and then leads all of them to each character’s respective fate.
The film talks about the saga of Khushi who resides in Mumbai. She is a high profile call girl of the city. She has dreams of becoming a leading Bollywood heroine one day. She keeps on cherishing her dream.
Overtime is a story of Khushi (Swati Sharma) who lives in Mumbai, working as a 'High Profile Call Girl' but with the dreams of becoming a heroine one day. The film unzips the lives of Aatre (Satish Kaushik), who is a corrupt politician and then depcts about the big builder of the city Huda (Yashpal Sharma) and then it moves on Huda’s ambitious secretary Liza (Aarzoo Govitrikar) and then the flick tells about the womanizer architect Rajeev (Zakir Hussain). The reels unzip about the film co-ordinator Shankar (Vijay Raz). In the center of all these characters, the leading babe – the high profile call girl Khushi is there. She struggles to get her Bollywood dream and what happens to her is what the movie tells you on screen?
The plot is not novel. Script is ordinary and carries many flaws. Direction is poor that it cannot hold the audiences. Cinematography is just about okay. Editing is mundane.
Swati Sharma does fine job. Satish Kaushik is okay. Yashpal Sharma is fine. Zakir Hussain enacts well. Rest of the characters is ordinary.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer-Director: Prateek Chakravorty
Cast: Sharad Malhotra, Prateek Chakravorty, Bidita Bag, Evelyn Sharma, Karan Sagoo and Reshmi Ghosh.
Prateek Chakravorty’ directed venture ‘From Sydney with love’ is getting prominence among the audiences prior to the release. A presentation of Pramod Films, it is a comic caper which has Prateek Chakravorty both on director and producer’s chair. The movie features Sharad Malhotra, Prateek Chakravorty, Bidita Bag, Evelyn Sharma, Karan Sagoo and Reshmi Ghosh.
For Meghaa Banerjee, a small town girl from West Bengal, it appears to be a dream come true when she gets the opportunity of a scholarship from the well know University of New South Wales in Australia to earn the Masters degree in Economics. This news really excites her a lot that she is in the air.
Leaving all behind including family, now she flutters the wings to land in dream land Sydney. Since she is from the middle class and conservative background, the lifestyle and the culture is really eye opener for her. Her cousin Kalpana called Kol keeps on giving her guidance and her guidance really helps her in adjusting and knowing the lifestyle of Sydney. She now makes new pals there including Raj, Suhail and Lubaina. Love and Romance are not in her life agenda until that time she bumps into Rohit, a charismatic guy. What happens next is what will interest the audiences.
Wait to watch the next episode on From Sydney with Love on screen. Apparently there is no novelty in the script but let’s wait for the cork of bottle to open. The movie is scheduled to release this summer.
Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Director: Vickrant Mahajan
Cast: Vickrant Mahajan, Kainaz Motivala, Prem Chopra and Manoj Pahwa
Challo Driver is the film talks about a woman who turns a chauffeur of a lavish car. The film talks about the strict boss and his sexy and ravishing sex bomb driver and how the love develops between the two? The plot carries something unique that the woman sexy driver is there. Although we have seen many flicks where the women pretend to be male drivers but this plotting seems to be new in a sense that the woman does not pretend to be a male rather shows off herself as a woman driver. This female driver is utter sexy and can kill any man with her sex appeal.
The film’s director Vickrant Mahajan is the main hero of the movie. Arjun (Vickrant Mahajan)is the hard to understand businessman and his dada ji (Prem Chopra) is worried about this spoilt guy. Tanya Malhotra (Kainaz Motivala) needs money and she is one gal who has the philosophy that if men can be makeup artist then why the women cannot become the drivers. She sees an ad in newspaper for the chauffeur and she reaches there and Dada Ji gets impressed by her qualities. From here the story of Arjun and Tanya’s love development starts.
The script is much poor and carries no weight at all. There are a number of flaws. During the movie, you witness the film running fast and then you find the script getting lethargic. The execution is mundane and has no charms at all. Cinematography is poor. Editing is supremely bad.
No one impresses you as a good performer in the movie. Vickrant Mahajan is below average. Kainaz Motivala looks sexy but needs to develop acting skills. Prem Chopra is okay. Rest of the cast is below average.
On the whole, Challo driver is a lackluster. Avoid it.
Ekta Kapoor’s production Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum is the sequel to 2005’s surprise hit comedy ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum’. The film, which is all set to release on July 27th in India and abroad, has been on way to grab more and more publicity for the film and audiences would love to wait for the release. It is a sex comedy and the leading starcast has been mentioning it in interviews that the kids have to stay away from the film.
Sachin Yardi has directed the flick. The music of the album has been scored by Sachin-Jigar and Meet Bros Anjjan. Few of the songs have started making marks at the music charts and among the listeners.
The movie stars Tusshar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Neha Sharma, Sara Jane Dias and Anupam Kher. Rohit Shetty makes a special appearance in the movie.
The film talks about Adi (Tusshar Kapoor) who happens to be an aspiring actor. He eventually lands up to get roped in tacky tele-shopping network commercials. He now makes his living with these ads. One lucky day, he gets an ad of itch-guard. Sid (Riteish Deshmukh), who loves to be a DJ, but gets the offers to enact at rain dance events and old people’s birthday parties only. Like its original, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum offers plenty of fun and brilliant comedy to enjoy with right from the initial reels till the climax.
Let’s wait to enjoy the beautiful comedy which will appear near your area on July 27th.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Director: Rajan Khosa
Cast: Naresh Kumar and Mohammad Samad
Kids’ films wok well at the box office. Although the kids market appears to be small or average but the way the children films do well at the box office, it shows that the adults as well watch them with aplomb and gusto. The reason behind watching the kids’ movies with liking is the catchy storyline and execution. Adults watch them with equal appeal.
Gattu is an upcoming children movie that has been directed by Rajan Khosa and features Naresh Kumar and Mohammad Samad in main roles. Sandesh Shandilya has scored the music for the music album. The film is expected to hit the screens by the end of July this month. The makers of the movie are carrying good expectations for the good business at the box office. Let’s wait how the film does at the ticket window?
Gattu talks about a small town situated in central India. Here at this place, both kids and adults equally enjoy kite flying rather they have obsession for it. The air space in the area is always filled with kites that it always appears to be black filled with kites everywhere. It is called Kali with mysterious origins.
Gattu, a street child, has dreams of defeating Kali but his attempts go waste and he fails. He then learns that a local school in the area has a roof that can give him a vantage point. Pretending to be a student of the school, he steps into the place. He now pretends to be studying there. But the problem is that he is illiterate. But he takes up this challenge. Dreams are not impossible if your desire is strong – this is what Gattu is all about.
Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Director: Ashfaque Makrani
Cast: Azim and Faith
Ashfaque Makrani’s directorial venture ‘Qasam Se Qasam Se’ stars Azim, Faith, Satish Kaushik and Rakhi Sawant in the lead. The romantic flick is of 2 hours and 30 minutes duration thus it means you will have to suffer the bad flick for this long time in theater. Now it depends on you whether you bear it sitting inside the theater or leave it to do something interesting. A fully boring outing, Qasam Se Qasam Se has nothing to allure you though the makers have tried to put masala in it by adding more than ten songs (around twelve songs) into the narrative and all seem forced. The story in dull and the script is utterly mundane with so many holes.
The story tells that the love for the couple – Azim and Faith is like breaking all barriers as long as they happen to be together. The flick launches Azim, the son of the producer Nazim Rizvi. The film is laced with full of humorless one liners, prolonged emotional drama and with the question will the couple or will they not be together. Having so much on one plate, the film really losses its worth and makes the viewer confused. There is a student movement which is out to fight for the justice. Love fears no one and the leading pair is against all even the death.
The film starts off with Professor Dilnaaz Doodhwala who quiz the students what the ellipsis or acronym stands for. The answers for the question are bound to shock the viewer and so if the teacher also (played by Rakhi Sawant).
The script is laced with so many faults – the big one is that the songs have been forcibly placed into the narrative like they have been placed on the situations of Rose Day, College Day, Farewell Day, Chocolate Day or many more situations. The direction is poor. Cinemotogrpahy is okay. Editing is not up to the mark. Music is lackluster and boring.
No one in star cast even the leading cast Azim and Faith attract the viewers.
On the whole, the film is a baldy made boring product.
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