Is the CBFC the new villian for the directors and their films?
Well it seems so and that is why they are called the ‘Censor Board’ where they are censoring everything left right and centre and more so after Mr Phalaj Nihalani has taken over. The directors are getting cautious day by day of the scenes in their movies if they want it to pass smoothly through the board.
The latest example of it being the Ajay Devgn starrer Baadshao where director Milan Luthria has decided to trim the 10 minute long love making scene before sending out the film to CBFC for certification, Milan decided to self censor the film as he doesn’t want to get in trouble with the board.
Although the scene has “aesthetically shot”,he apparently cut some portions of the scene which included kissing and bareback and now has sent it to the ‘Sanskaari CBFC’ to get a U/A certificate which was not possibe if the scenes were kept. But in all this where are we heading to? The primitive films were a kiss was shown by two flowers touching each other…
Hope this action by the director impresses the board and the film releases without hiccups.
Ajay Devgn is back with a bang. The official trailer for `Singham 2` was released on ‘YouTube’ today and it became an instant hit among the cinegoers.
Giving him company is Kareena Kapoor who will play his love interest in the movie. In a typical Rohit Shetty fashion, the movie is packed with over the top action sequences, and blazingly fast fights. Devgn looks ravishing in his element as an action hero.
After her unceremonious exit from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Ram Leela’ Kareena Kapoor is getting an opportunity to play the Prime Minister of India in Prakash Jha’s upcoming movie which is a sequel of ‘Rajneeti 2’.
The buzz has it that she will be pitted opposite Ajay Devgn who has earlier worked with her in ‘Omkara’. There are unconfirmed reports that the actor himself asked the director to cast Kareena in the movie.
Kareena will be playing a politician role for the first time in her career and it has enthused her to the hilt. In ‘Rajneeti’ it was Katrina who stole the show by playing a politician but with her exit and Kareena’s entry in the sequel it would be interesting to watch how does she fare in this deglamourised role.
( By Akshat Sharma) First of all a statutory warning to all cine-goers! Leave your brains at home before you rush to the nearest theatre to watch ‘Bol Bachchan’. Watching a movie like this could be painful if you rack your brains. So leave it behind before you step out of your home. Agreed it has some of the finest actors the industry could boast of, agreed we love Bollywood chutzpah but going through movies like ‘Bol Bachchan’ is rarely funny and mostly agonizing.
The movie begins with a song and dance number ‘Bol Bol Bachchan’. We find a family leaving their homeland for an unknown destination. The family reaches a town where they meet Prithvi Raj Singh played by Ajay Devgn. This modern day Prithvi Raj has no royal legacy behind him. He is indeed a local muscleman with a funny streak.
He doesn’t like his cousins but he loves his sister Radhika, played by Prachi Desai. She is studying in Delhi. One fine day she was returning to her hometown but before she could reach there she was kidnapped. It marks the beginning of high drama, cars flying in air and some heated exchange of words.
We were told by the PR people that the movie was inspired by ‘Golmaal’ the all time classic comedy immortalized by Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt. It seems Abhishek Bachchan sporting a moustache like Amol Palekar was the point of reference as ‘Bol Bachchan’ stands nowhere close to ‘Golmaal’. Abhishek Bachchan is the only saving grace in the movie.
Ajay Devgn doesn’t inspire much confidence with his performance. Other characters are only used as fillers barring the exception of Archana Puran Singh who has managed to tickle our funny bones. Being a judge in a comedy show certainly helps in certain cases!
Directory director Rohit Shetty is no doubt the ‘Maharaaja of Madness’. He has shown uncanny ability to churn out super duper hit movies one after another. Once again he has done what he knows the best. ‘Bol Bachchan’ is a movie only for those who believe in taking an escape route out of this temporal world through madcap comedies.
Mumbai: (PTI) Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, who is currently busy shooting his comedy flick ‘Bol Bachchan’, says he is excited that the film will hit screens on July 6.
The film, which is inspired by Amol Palekar starrer 1978 film ‘Gol Maal’, is being directed by Rohit Shetty and stars Bachchan and Ajay Devgn in the lead role. “Back on the sets of Bol Bachchan. Few more days and it`s a wrap on the film. Releases 6th July. Excitement is becoming!,” Bachchan posted on Twitter.
Bachchan, 36, had met with a minor accident last year while shooting for the film in Jaipur last year. After his stint as an action hero in ‘Players’ and ‘Game’, Bachchan will be back in comedy with ‘Bol Bachchan’ after three years.
We all know Director Priyadarshan has a penchant for comedy. He has given us superhit movies like ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Hungama’, ‘Garam Masala’ and ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ but he also loves to make action films.
His latest offering ‘Tezz’ is an action-packed, high octane thriller which keeps the viewers hooked till the end. The story of the movie revolves around a bomb stricken high speed bullet train . It features some of the most breathtaking scenes shot in any Indian movie but do not compare it with any Hollywood movie.
Some of the scenes in the movie are inspired from the Hollywood blockbuster of 1990s ‘Speed’.In one scene Boman Irani saves a direct collision between the bomb stricken bullet train and another train coming from the opposite direction. When you watch this scene unfold on screen you are forced to compare it with ‘Speed’ but the treatment is very different in both the movies.
Actor Sameera Reddy has also performed dare-devil stunts in the movie but at some point these stunts become routine and the plot becomes too predictable to guess. Ajay Devgn in the lead role looks impressive but he finds it difficult to lift the film all alone.
Other actors which include Mohan Lal, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Zayed Khan look pretty ordinary in their roles in the movie. Only Boman Irani and Avika Gor have managed to leave some impact in the supporting cast. The action scenes are brilliantly shot by the cinematographer and he deserves credit for his contribution to the movie.
‘Tezz’ could have been a better movie if the story and plot had more substance. In short it is just a onetime watch for someone who loves to watch thrilling moments on screen.
Mumbai: (IANS) Hooliganism has been a long standing malady of Bollywood. The fraternity endured yet another fracas when a group of Shiv Sainiks disrupted the shoot of Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Tezz’ recently.
According to sources, Mallika Sherawat was shooting for the item number when few Shiv Sainiks arrived and tried to find out whether there were any foreign nationals in the film as they didn’t want foreigners to shoot in Maharashtra for a Bollywood movie.
Apparently, there seems to be some diktat issue against this practice of involving foreign national as a part of a crew in a Bollywood film by the extremist wing.
A source from the set said, “They said that they would not allow foreigners to shoot for a Hindi movie in Maharashtra. The production head explained to them that the foreigners were there for a couple of shots that would be wrapped up in just an hour.”
Reports confirm that finally the ‘Tezz’ team sorted out the issue after a lot of persuasion. A unit member said, “We had finished couple of shots featuring the foreigners, they left and the shoot continued as normally as before.”