Movie: Bang Bang!
Director: Siddharth Anand
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Danny Denzongpa, Jaaved Jaffrey
Bang Bang! is a remake of the Hollywood movie, Knight and Day. I am positively against the Bollywoodian remake of Hollywood movies as they usually end up as a bitter concoction of a story headed neither here nor there. The greek god Hrithik Roshan and Indian (with an accent) Barbie doll Kartrina Kaif have a fiery chemistry as they proved in ‘Zindagi Milegi na Dobara’. And in Bang Bang! their chemistry is only factor setting the screens on fire, of course, besides the blown up cars and bullets firing everywhere.
Now, grudgingly I have come to accept, action movies can never be filmed realistically. I have made my peace with- bullets firing everywhere but none hitting the hero, cars overturning and getting blown up but our hero is still safe (you see, he is the Hulk!) and the heroine having nothing better to do but to be lovey-dovey with the hero admist all this shor-sharaba. So I knew what I was getting into with Bang Bang! Rajveer Nanda, a criminal, steals ‘Kohinoor’ diamond from London for Interpol’s most wanted criminal Omar Zafar (Danny Denzongpa). The deal is fixed for 5 million and a meeting is fixed in Shimla. But at the last minute Rajveer decides to back out as he wants more money now. Then the cat and mouse chase ensues where Rajveer transforms into spider man to superman to what not, as he climbs up buildings and jumps down roofs with snow clad scenic mountains in the backdrop. Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) is a bank receptionist is tricked by Rajveer into believing that he is her bind date and somehow (Iam still not sure exactly how) the villains and the government spies now believes that the Harleen is Rajveer’s accomplice. So now what do to? They have to keep running from city to city risking their lives. (I feel so tired even thinking about it.)
Bang Bang! is an ‘okay’ movie, it’s neither great nor bad. For action lovers, well the movie will serve you the right amount of explosions, fancy cars and guns. If you were expecting some extra ordinary acting, eerr sorry then! Hrithik’s acting is average at best because the character does not need him to explore his acting, and Katrina Kaif’s character is only there in the movie because come on! now, our hero needs to romance somebody (aaaww..). The cinematography of the movie is superb, as the audience is taken from London to Shimla to Abu Dhabi and Greece. The songs have been shot in some very picturesque locations and elaborate sets and are good enough to swing along with. All in all it is an interesting package, maybe just not the best one.
Iam going to neither suggest nor reject this movie for you. There are some really good things about the movie and some not so good. Take your pick and make your decision to watch this or something else. Either way, you weekend fun has been ensured off. Enjoy!
My verdict: ***
Following the footsteps of Hollywood superstars Megan Fox, Eva Mendes or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the in-demand Bollywood actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma, has been roped in to endorse the leading lingerie brand Bodycare in India.
“Evelyn is fast-emerging a trendsetter. Last year, she created history, becoming the only contemporary actress to have signed five movies before a single release. Now she becomes the first Bollywood actress among many to endorse a lingerie brand,” remarked her publicist Dale Bhagwagar.
Having made a mark as the-sweet-girl-next-door in her debut movie ‘From Sydney With Love’, Evelyn was seen as a leading lady with ‘Vicky Donor’ star Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunal Roy Kapur of ‘Delhi Belly’ fame in Rohan Sippy’s recent hit ‘Nautanki Saala’.
She followed it, playing a sexy ditz, flirting away with none other than heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor in this year’s biggest blockbuster, Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, made under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions.
Coming up; is a role in ‘Issaq’ with Prateik Babbar where, for the first time, Evelyn will be seen kissing on the big screen, in this Manish Tiwari Hindi remake of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.Evelyn is also shooting for T-Series’ Yaariyaan, playing an angelic dream girl. This movie is the directorial debut of Super Cassettes icon Bhushan Kumar’s wife Divya Kumar.
Returning from her first IIFA experience, word on the street is, Bollywood’s new ‘it girl’ has signed two more movies in the lead already! Way to go.
London: (ANI)Robert Pattinson, who was announced as the face of Dior Home Fragrance earlier this month, is seen kissing a mystery blonde in a new poster that the fashion house has released. In the black and white image, the 27-year-old actor is seen grabbing the blonde model by the face and kissing her passionately, but not before gazing into her eyes, the Mirror reported.
Dior hasn`t revealed the model but speculations are that it could be Alma Jodorowsky or even Camille Rowe, both French models. According to eonline.com, the ad was filmed in Waldorf Astoria Hotel`s ballroom in New York.
A source said that the advertisement revolves around a ceremony with a lot of guests dressed fancy. The insider said that during the scene, Pattinson and the model held hands and danced a little before they split up so that he could dance with the older lady.
The source said that the scene looked like the two were crashing a ceremony.
London: (ANI) Robert Pattinson has acted out a foursome with 3 stunning models in a new advertising campaign, which netted him a cool eight million pounds. The 26-year-old actor is seen indulging in some “arty” bed-hopping for the Dior men’s newest clothing campaign that will be making an appearance from May, the Sun reported.
The ‘Twilight’ star filmed his demanding gig just after the Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders affair broke out. According to a Dior source that the commercial is sexually explicit and pushes the boundaries of what you can get away with in advertising. The source told the Sun that Pattinson is topless for part of it and kissing one of the models with tongues.
The insider said that there is another scene where Pattinson takes part in a foursome in various states of undress, although it’s not clear whether those scenes will make the final cut.The source added that according to the people on set, he didn’t take much persuading to get into the role and got stuck right in.
London: (ANI) Miranda Kerr has shot a series of sizzling snaps to promote Victoria’s Secret’s new lingerie range, it has been revealed. The 29-year-old model, who posed in see-through camisoles, bras and barely-there briefs, used her arms to cover her bare boobs in a sexy new topless underwear ad, the Sun reported.
The shots are just the latest to emerge from Victoria’s Secret’s new catalogue, which features a collection of the world’s sexiest women stripped down and sporting the saucy brand’s swimwear and lingerie. Orlando Bloom’s wife, who has modelled for VS since 2007, is joined in the catalogue by Erin Heatherton, Candice Swanepole and Dutch delight Doutzen Kroes.
But the Aussie model stole the show, thanks to her fabulous figure. (Picture Courtesy : Victoria’s Secret )
Miniature men are shown crawling all over pop star Lady Gaga’s naked body in has in the new advertisement campaign for her first perfume. Shown buck naked in this black-and-white print campaign for Lady Gaga Fame she has covered her privates strategically using these ‘miniature men’.
Expressing her nervousness before the release of this print campaign the singer acknowledged, “I won`t lie I`m a bit nervous. It`s been a while since I`ve shared some work with you. But I`m so proud of Steven + I, we really did not sleep! ”
The Lady Gaga black perfume is expected to hit the stores next month in August.
R &B singer Rihanna has gone topless to promote her latest fragrance ‘Nude’. She could be seen flaunting her newly coloured blond hair and her envious figure.
In one picture she covers her boobs with her left arm while running her right hand through her mane. Another picture shows her head thrown back and she gives a seductive look to complete the picture.
Rihanna has received overwhelming response for these pictures and it once again proves that nudity sells and sells like anything!