First Look: Trailer For ‘Singham 2’

Singham-2-movie-poster-620x897Ajay 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.

Watch the trailer:

 

‘Talaash’ Joins 100 Crore Club !

Aamir and Kareena in still from 'Talaash'
Aamir and Kareena in still from ‘Talaash’

New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer suspense thriller ‘Taalash’ has made it to the Rs. 100 crore club. The film has raked in Rs.131.78 crore worldwide.

The film, directed by Reema Kagti, and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani`s Excel Entertaiment and Aamir Khan Productions, earned Rs.85.38 crore at the domestic box office within 13 days of its release, Nov 30.

The film has grossed Rs.46.40 crore overseas. ‘Talaash’ also features Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.It was made on a budget of Rs.40 crore, and released across 2,500 screens. Its satellite rights were sold for Rs. 40 crore.

Shahid Kapoor Plays Good Boy, Congratulates Saifeena On Wedding !

Bollywood actor and Kareena Kapoor’s ex boyfriend Shahid Kapoor has congratulated Saif Ali Khan and his partner who got married today. Shahid’s relationship with Kareena is a well known affair in Tinsel Town and there were many who thought that he might feel little dejected after this marriage.

Shahid showed no such inclinations and wished them a happy married life like a good boy. News agency PTI quoted Shahid Kapoor saying, “I would like to congratulate the family first. Marriage is a big occasion for the family. I have known Babita and Randhirji for a while. A daughter’s marriage is a big thing.”

“The decision to get married is a big one. I wish Saif and Kareena a happy married life,” Shahid told reporters here at an event the agency reported. Shahid has been involved with many actresses after he parted ways with Kareena but none of his relationships have been steady. It seems he is in no mood to settle down soon and he is having the time of his life staying single !

 

 

Movie Review : ‘Heroine’ (**Two Star)

(By Akshat Sharma) Director Madhur Bhandharkar has a reputation for creating movies which connect with reality. He has done it in his movies like ‘Chandni Bar’, ‘Fashion’, ‘Page 3’, ‘Corporate’ and he taken inspiration from Bollywood for his latest movie ‘Heroine’. Madhur’s heroine has many shades. She is moody, impulsive, brash and vulnerable at the same time.

The central character of Mahi Arora (played by Kareena Kapoor) is a complex one. She is a top shot heroine in Bollywood, a world which director Madhur Bhandarkar is the most familiar with. Mahi is dating a married superstar named Aryan Khanna (played by Arjun Rampal) who is confused person. He is guy who doesn’t know till the end what should be done.  This confusion gets on Mahi’s nerve because she wants clarity on her relationship with Aryan.

This puts additional pressure on Mahi in a highly competitive glamour industry and she starts losing out to her rivals and even newcomers. Glamour industry as we all know is very fickle and insecure. One of the best scenes in the movie is between Kareena’s character and the character artist one played by Helen. She has a philosophical attitude towards life and the industry as she knows what glitters today will bite the dust tomorrow.

Mahi in her desperation to be clear on all issues gets dumped by Aryan and this rude shock sends her into tizzy. She finds a new boyfriend in a cricketer named Angad Paul (played by Randeep Hooda).  Angad’s character is tantalizingly close to real life cricketer Yuvraj Singh.  Angad is the vice captain of the Indian cricket team and he has special interest in beauties from Bollywood. He falls in love with Mahi and Mahi’s confusion makes her career take a dip.

To strengthen her career prospects Mahi plays every trick in the book. From working with off-beat small budget directors to hiring a PR person who plants all kind of stories in media just for publicity. So much so that to promote her small budget movie Mahi agrees to circulate a private lovemaking video in which she is seen having sex with Aryan Khanna.

Although the movie succeeds but Mahi feels bruised deep inside. Her movie is a hit but personally she has lost everything.  To come out of this situation she decides to quit the glam world and starts living life somewhere in Europe where she could get away all this hoopla about her sex video clip and other kind of negative publicity.

The storyline of the movie sounds familiar to us but that has been Madhur Bhandarkar’s style. This time even the treatment is no different. This movie becomes watchable thanks to credible performances given by lead actors. Kareena Kapoor has played the role of an a movie star quite convincingly and it could be rated as one of her best performances till date. She looks believable and her stunning looks with a heavy dosage of close cleavage shots give  her role a perfect mix of sense and sensuality.

Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda have done well in their roles. It seems Arjun Rampal can act if gets a good director. He is the next Jackie Shroff of our industry. Randeep Hooda has developed himself into a well groomed actor. He has done justice to his role of a playboy cricket. Even the support cast in the movie have performed really well. There is scene in the movie where Mahi goes to an orphanage to adopt a child and become a single parent. There she is pitted against some artist who plays a nun .That artist has delivered a fantastic performance even in a two minute role.

Music of the movie is better than the most of Madhur Bhandarkar movies. Songs like ‘Halkat Jawani’ and ‘Sayiaan’ are impressive. Editing could have been better because a 148 minute movie looks stretched specially in the first half. Second half is better than the first one.

Watching this movie is not a bad idea specially if you want to know how the Bollywood functions in desperate times. The movie does not represent the real face of Bollywood but it has the shades which you would like to see.

Two stars for Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’.

Five ‘Item Songs’ That Rocked Bollywood This Year

(By Mukta Singh) The item numbers are hot in demand in Bollywood these days. Every actress worth its name has either done it or dying to do one big ‘item number’. Katrina did it in ‘Agneepath’, Bipasha in ‘Jodi Breakers’ and the only actress to be mentioned twice in this league, Kareena Kapoor who charmed the audience in ‘Agent Vinod’ and recreated the magic in her upcoming movie ‘Heroine’.

Images of Kareena Kapoor swinging wildly on the beats of ‘Halkat Jawani’ have generated tremendous buzz for the movie but the question remains, which one of these item numbers will be the ‘Item Song of the Year’?

1- ‘Anagrkali Disco Chali’ from ‘Houseful 2’: This number is one of the most popular songs of the year. Malaika Arora Khan plays a ‘rebel’ of sorts in the song. With her dusky complexion, toned body and fabulous looks she can always only to kill more people with her lip biting ada. She has a unique style of dancing which brings life to most of her songs.

2-‘Chikni Chameli’ from ‘Agneepath’:  When Katrina jhatkoz her kamar on screen with a little pahua tied to her waist she creates a riot on screen.  The lyrics of this song beat even the wildest of fantasies. The attire which she wore in the song is traditional and it adds more sex appeal in the song. Hanging dangerously low on her waist and choli barely covering her assets Katrina stole the show in ‘Agneepath’. No wonder some commentators believe that Agneepath wouldn’t have got that kind of audience without this hot ‘Chameli’.

3-‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’ from ‘Agent Vinod’: The next item number on our list is ‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’  which couldn’t fire the box office collections as expected but it became a popular number of the movie. Mujra has been one of the oldest dance forms shown in our movies. Kareena Kapoor captured the spirit of Mujra for this number. But in spite of her efforts the song couldn’t leave a lasting impression on cine goers.

4-‘Bipasha Pyar Ki Bhasha’ from ‘Jodi Breakers’: Next in the list is one song which exploits actress Bipasha Basu’s sex appeal to the maximum. Even her name is not spared in the song. Bipasha proudly flaunts her body in a figure hugging dress and inviting people to learn ‘Pyar Ki Bhasha’. Who wouldn’t want to learn this language of love when it is coming straight from one of the sexy sirens of Bollywood. We could only say to Oh Bipasha ‘ Kudrat Ne Fursat Se Tujhe Tarasha’.

5-‘Halkat Jawani’ from ‘Heroine’: With ‘Heroine’ as one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year of Kareena Kapoor is all set to rock the stage with her fiery item number. She  looks stunning in the vibrant lehnga choli. . With those smouldering eyes, jhatkas and latkas and jaw dropping expressions she has managed to shake the world of item numbers in Bollywood. This item number has it all. From the lyrics to the sex appeal and the song instantly connects with the audience. Whether song will be the item number of the year 2012 is difficult to predict.

These five item songs are the most popular numbers of the year but we have nearly 100 days more to go in 2012. I have prepared the list well in advance but I am pretty much sure that these songs will be discussed by the movie lovers in December when they will be getting ready to welcome a new year.

Kareena Happy To Be ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’!

Bollywood is abuzz with news about Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s wedding in October. Certain sections of media have reported that Saif’s mother Sharmila is busy distributing invites to people these days.  Kareena Kapoor has maintained a stoic silence ever since this October wedding news broke out.

At a function held in Mumbai recently she admitted that she would be adding Khan as surname after getting married to Saif Ali Khan. Her name after adding would become a deadly combo reading ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’.  This name ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’ is already trending on social media sites.

Kareena Kapoor reportedly thinks that adding Khan in her name is quite exciting thing and also that her signature will now have triple K. But when the question of her converting to Islam was asked she reacted sharply and said it was a very wrong question and she would not answer that.

 

 

 

Kareena To Show Multiple Shades Of Bollywood Actress In ‘Heroine’

Pic Courtesy: Pinkvilla.com

New Delhi: (IANS)A picture is worth a thousand words and the first look of Madhur Bhandarkar`s ‘Heroine’, with Kareena Kapoor lying upside down, wearing a golden attire, surrounded by film magazines, and an empty glass of wine thrown away, does just that for the movie.

‘Heroine’ delves into the behind-the-scenes life of an actress in the Indian film industry and the first poster of the film itself is self-explanatory. It indicates where the glitz and glamour of the film world can take an individual.

She displays the range of a Bollywood actress in another poster, in which it seems she has gone back to her ‘Chameli’ and ‘Chammak challo’ avatar. She looks chic in a unique, red sari teamed with a daring, blue net blouse. The look is for an item song titled ‘Halkat jawaani’, and is also reminiscent of Vidya Balan`s look from ‘The Dirty Picture’.

The film`s plot itself is a reminder of Bhandarkar`s National Award-winning film “Fashion”, which uncovered the dark reality of the Indian fashion world and the fate of models who taste success and their gradual downfall.

Will ‘Heroine’ be a mix of ‘Fashion’ and ‘The Dirty Picture’ is something viewers will have to wait until its release Sep 21. Bhandarkar had launched ‘Heroine’ at the Cannes International Film Festival last year with Aishwarya Rai as the lead. But later, the actress had to opt out of the project after she became pregnant.