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  • Music Review : Issaq

    The young and talented, Manish Tiwary, impressed all with his very first film, DIL DOSTI ETC. His latest venture, ISSAQ, once again stars youngsters and some fresh talents as well as experienced ones and is a love story, reportedly an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic love drama, ROMEO AND JULIET, based around the holy city of Banaras. Indeed, a coincidence! Another film after RAANJHANAA which is Banaras based! Highly talented composers Sachin-Jigar are flying high after the stupendous success of GO GOA GONE and RAMAIYA VASTAVAIYA (audio) and we expect them to come up with some out of the box (as always!) scores. Guest composer Krsna too comes up with a number, so let's check out whether the album has enough ammunition to provide Prateik with his first solo success. 

    Lovely orchestration, haunting tune, superb romantic lyrics and Mohit Chauhan's mesmerizing vocals, all work together to make up the excellent love ditty, 'Issaq Tera', a number that is slowly and surely going to make a place in the hearts of all die hard romantics. Sure fire hit. 

    The 'Issaq Tera' duet is more heavy in arrangements, and fresh talent Smita Jain's hushed husky vocals accompany Mohit in this brief but lovely outing. 

    CHECK OUT: ISSAQ on the same lines as ISHAQZAADE or RAANJHANAA?

    Sad, separation or 'judaai' number, 'Jheeni Re Jheeni', is a good piece of work which has many shades which blend seamlessly into the Northern Indian flavor of ISSAQ with semi-classical and folk fused together. Rashid Khan's deep throated high pitched vocals are just class apart Lyrics are 'khadi boli'which (in parts) might be a bit difficult for all to comprehend but they do fit the situational demand. 

    'Jheeni Re Jheeni'
     duet sees the entry of Pratibha Baghel whose soft vocals complement Rashid. 

    'Bhole Chale' is a devotional number full of energy and vigour and enacts the joyous occasion of the wedding of Lord Shiva with Parvati. The situational track mentions all the mythological figures like Nandi etc. who were present in the wedding procession (Mahashivaratri). Rahul Ram and Sachinn Gupta render this very special number that would be loved by 'Shiv Bhakts'. 

    'Yeh ishq nahin asaan, Bas itna samajh lijiye, Ek aag ka dariya hai, Aur doob ke jaana hai'. Ghalib's all-time favourite couplet has been used quite effectively in the next number, 'Aag Ka Dariya' to convey the strong emotions and the tumultuous and hard times that lovers face. Hard rock is the essence here and Ankit Tiwari young energetic and strong vocals do the needful and also provides the album with the much needed variety. 

    'Aag Ka Dariya'
     (Unplugged) version banks on purely vocals (by Sachinn Gupta) with minimal background music consisting of guitar, flute and soft percussions. 

    CHECK OUT: Meet the baddie from ISSAQ

    Guest composer Krsna's 'Enne Unne' (meaning here and there!) is the 'holi' number with lots of naughtiness and 'chhed chaad' featuring all the lead actors, and it is another folk based number with lots of rustic flavor and Hindustani instruments. Lyrics (Raj Shekhar) are cute and naughty at times, suiting the occasion of 'Holi' (in the North) perfectly. Mamta Sharma is superb in her sexy 'avatar', well aided by the likes of Tarun Sagar, Papon and Kirti Sagathia. 

    'Bhagan Ke Rekhan Ki'
     (lines of fate) is song sung during the 'bidaai' ceremony in the North (especially Bihar and UP). The centuries old folk tune that the composers have used makes this number very authentic and Malini Awasthi's vocals are apt, though one misses Rekha Bhardwaj here. Raghubir Yadav comes in briefly to lend the number his magical touch. 

    Concluding, one must admit feeling a tad bit disappointed with the musical score of ISSAQ. Even though the songs are classy yet there is too much regional flavor (even lyrically) which might prove detrimental as the album will lack universal appeal. Moreover Gen X may also find it difficult to identify. However all said and done, 'Issaq Tera' is our pick along with 'Jheeni Re Jheeni'.

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  • Ramaiya Vastavaiya Movie First Day Box Office Collection Reports

     Ramaiya Vastavaiya

    Movie : Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013)
    Produced by Kumar Taurani
    Written by Shiraz Ahmed
    Music Directed By: Sachin Jigar
    Lyrics Writer : Priya Panchal
    Star cast : Girish Taurani, Shruti Haasan, Sonu Sood, Randhir Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Poonam Dhillon, Satish Shah, Jacqueline Fernandez , Govind Namdeo and Nassar
    Release Date : 19 July 2013

    Ramaiya Vastavaiya Movie First Day Box Office CollectionBollywood and Tollywood multi talented dancer, choreographer and director Prabhu Deva’s is an upcoming movie Ramaiya Vastavaiya will be release on 19th July 2013 at Silver screen.Today we are over here to discuss the box office collection of Ramaiya Vastavaiya Movie, All movies performance is check by the first day collection on Box Office. The film has been produced by Kumar S. Taurani and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Industries Ltd.

    According to reports this movie have been received very solid responded by audience and is a love romantic story drama with a bunch of good actors. With promise of an exciting thriller in the offering, it created strong buzz during its trailers and promo launch itself two months back.After movies like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ghanchakkar, Raanjhanaa and recently Bhaag Milkha Bhaag have enjoyed a good solo run at the box office and cashed in on it.

    The all song of this film has been composed by Sachin Jigar and all the song tracks are super hit and has been received a positive response from fans.According to our team prediction the movie First day collection around 7 to 8 Crore expected, in present time audience love to watch romantic films so this movie will be going to enjoyed a good solo run at the box office.

    Ramaiya Vastavaiya Movie Box office Collection

    On 19th July 2013 total 3 movies will be going to released on box office, two Bollywood films D-Day,Ramaiya Vastavaiya and one Tollywood movie.All three films star and cast is very famous super star in Indian cinema so,it’s very difficult task for any one to judge which film is going to super hit in Silver screen.

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  • Movie Review: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

    Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Pawan Malhotra, Divya Dutta, Sonam Kapoor, Prakash Raj and Dalip Tahil

    Bhaag Milkha Bhaag employs Guru Gobind Singh’s famous words and a sad old Sardaar joke with equal conviction. So where you have the inspirational “Chirian to mein baaz tudaun, gidran to mein sher banaun, sawa lakh se ek ladaun, tabhe Gobind Singh naam kahaun” (I’ll make a sparrow fight a falcon, I’ll make lions out of hyenas, I’ll make one man fight a million warriors and only then will I be called the true guru, Gobind Singh) you also have this rather embarrassing exchange: Stella (Milkha Singh’s Australian love interest) asks “Are you guys relaxing?” to which Milkha (Farhan Akhtar) says, “No! Myself Milkha Singh, 400 meters”. That’s one piece of silly humour you won’t even find in Khushwant Singh’s joke books. This movie is both incredibly inspirational and tedious. It presents the ethos of Milkha Singh to great effect but in its whopping 3 hour 10 minutes run time it employs too many unnecessary dramatic, humour and entertainment elements to distract you from one of the most important sports stories in this nation’s history. Had those histrionics been avoided this would have been the film to watch.

    But take nothing away from the impact of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. It’s a solid biopic drama one that doesn’t unnecessarily glorify its subject. Yes it shows Milkha Singh’s sporting achievements but it doesn’t portray him like a clichéd cinematic hero. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and writer Prasoon Joshi present the human and emotional value of Milkha Singh’s achievements. What the Flying Sikh achieved in his lifetime was more than just milestones. He conquered the sprinting track in 1958. He was the international athlete of his time. They were historic memories. They’re perhaps the most relevant pieces of sporting history and they deserve to be told with conviction to a generation that would do well to learn something from it. That is what Bhaag Milkha Bhaag does well.

    The credit of reliving Milkha Singh’s journey must go to Farhan Akhtar. He’s not acting, he’s being Milkha Singh. Shots of him sprinting are authentic to perfection. His training, his hard work and his efforts to look like an athlete and to be the sprinter have paid off. This is method acting at its best. Farhan is the sole reason you believe in Milkha’s story. And that chiselled physique may look gimmicky but it only adds to the character.

    But what BMB needed was actual and serious editing. There are too many loose scenes that do nothing more than act as comic fillers. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra makes a silly special appearance and that’s just one scene. The songs are great but they really didn’t need to be choreographed and placed in between the narrative. The music was good enough to be used as an effective background tool. But alas the director chooses otherwise.

    Despite the makers’ best attempts to botch the dramatic impact of BMB, this film still packs a solid punch. It has great casting. Dalip Tahil actually looks like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Divya Dutta breaks your heart and warms it up with equal ease. Pawan Malhotra matches Farhan’s brilliance. Sonam Kapoor in a brief appearance tugs at your heart strings as well. Make no mistake, BMB is intense. It has great visuals thanks to Binod Pradhan’s cinematography and some very good special effects. It has super music. It’s brutally honest in telling a great sporting story. Watch this film to realise greatness doesn’t lie in winning but in picking up the gauntlet. Taking a challenge. Working hard. That is true inspiration.

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  • Bhansali goes commercial

    That too with a vengeance. If sources from the set of Ram Leela are to be believed, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making sure that the film has everything an out-and-out commercial potboiler should have. Heavy duty action sequences, pelvic gyration dance numbers and over the top gloss – it’s all there. Looks like the after effects of Rowdy Rathore are still lingering. Who can blame him… the film was quite the money-spinner!

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  • Aamir gets a whopping fee

    If sources close to the actor are to be believed, Aamir Khan has reportedly got a whopping remuneration for his recent ads for an Indian conglomerate. It seems the amount is almost triple of Khan’s general endorsement fee. According to a stool pigeon, the reason for this is Aamir’s creative involvement in the ad campaigns. Sweet.

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  • Varun gets rejected

    The newbie, Varun Dhawan was going to debut with another film instead of Karan Johar's Student Of The Year. The actor had auditioned for Kiran Rao’s Dhobhi Ghaat But wasn’t selected for the film. However, It was good as Student Of The Year made him the heartthrob of the industry and the actor is getting better films in his kitty after the success of his debut film. He must be thanking his stars now. Won’t you agree?

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  • Irrfan in Nishikant Kamat's Dangal

    While D-Day all set for release this week, Irrfan Khan is already geared up for his next. The actor has now teamed up with Nishikant Kamat for a film titled Dangal. While Irrfan was keen on producing a film for a long time, he will now produce this film with Tanu Weds Manu producer Paramhans Pictures.

    Though not much about the movie has been revealed, Irrfan has said that Dangal will be about the triumph of a common man which everybody can relate to. 

    For now, Dangal is still in its initial stages and will go on floor from August.

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  • Arjun Rampal in Villain

    While two of his films D-Day and Satyagraha are eagerly awaited, Arjun seems to be on a roll. Arjun will be seen playing the main role in a film tentatively titled Villain.

    Before the audience gets confused with the Ekta Kapoor - Mohit Suri's Villain, we would like to clear the air by saying that this movie will be directed by debutant adman Sam Ahmed, Vice Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Rediffusion. Besides Arjun, the film will also feature Arunoday Singh.

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  • Kamal Haasan's wish to play Dawood

    Kamal Haasan has always done something unique and extraordinary. So its not surprising that the actor wanted to be a part of upcoming film, D-Day. The reason is not act along with his daughter, Shruti Haasan who also stars in the film but to play the dreaded don. Rishi Kapoor's character which seems to be inspired byu Dawood Ibrahim is something that Kamal Haasan wanted to play after reading the script from Shruti, who consulted him to sign the film or not. Unfortunately before Kamal could get his hands on the role, Nikhil Advani had already roped in Rishi Kapoor for the role.

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  • Poonam Pandey stated that she put her foot down against the use of a "fake MMS"

    A bold film requires bold promotions: Nasha film producer

    ust a day after debutante Poonam Pandey stated that she put her foot down against the use of a "fake MMS" being "leaked" to promote Nasha, a clip featuring her bathing, generated quite a buzz on social 

    networks. Predictably, she was upset with the developments.

    Poonam said, "I'm upset that the MMS has been given out without my consent. I wasn't convinced about this promotional idea, and so had vetoed it. But I think there are other strategies to be used to keep the momentum going."

    The film's producer Aditya Bhatia reasons, "Nasha is a bold film. Naturally, we have to retain the bold quotient in our promotions. I have cast Poonam Pandey for explicit content. That's the image she has. We can't be showing her as a Sati Savitri when she's playing a bold role. And don't forget, we have to deliver what Poonam's fans expect."

    Further, he added that they had no agreement with the actress stating any dos and don'ts for promotion etc. "We don't have any clause in the contract stating we can't use MMS or any specific concept for the film's promotion. My director Amit Saxena and I are in agreement on the kind of promotion our film requires. We know what to show in the best interest of the film."

    Nasha, produced by Eagle Home Entertainment and One Line Cinema, releases July 26.

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