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Barfi!: The sweet life

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Even before you see a single frame of Anurag Basu’s “Barfi!” you will get a sense of the movie, thanks to a quirky song which calls on you to switch off “both your mobiles and kids”. It also promises that the film will give you no “gyaan” (expressing opinion) and that it will tell you about “saccha pyaar” (true love).

You could either be charmed by this unusual beginning or be put off by it, as I was, especially because it feels like overstating the tone of the movie and making a judgment for you about its content. But you might soon forget that and a lot of other things. The very first scene, a Chaplinesque chase through narrow streets is shot expertly by Ravi Varman, and will give you a sense of the old-world charm that pervades the film.

Sep 12, 2012

A minute with Gauri Shinde on “English Vinglish”

MUMBAI (Reuters) – When one of Bollywood’s most successful leading ladies chooses your film to make a comeback, it turns up the pressure on the film-maker.

But not so for director Gauri Shinde, who is making her debut film with Sridevi, whose last major role was in the 1997 film “Judaai”.

Sep 12, 2012
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Aamir Khan returns as hero with ‘Talaash’

Almost three years since his last full-length release “3 Idiots”, actor Aamir Khan is back with a new film. In between, he’s had a baby, produced a couple of movies, made his debut on Indian television, met the prime minister and appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d07uw3Zn7_o&feature=plcp[/youtube]“Talaash” is a psychological thriller, directed by Reema Kagti (a Farhan Akhtar protégé who previously directed “Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd”), and stars Khan as a police inspector trying to solve a difficult case while he battles his personal demons. Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor also have pivotal roles in the film.

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Raaz 3: Horror gone bad

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An ageing actress, her almost obsessive desire to stay at the top and destroy her rivals – all of this sounds like fodder for a good drama, and it is a theme that has been explored several times. Trust Vikram Bhatt to add ghosts, flying cockroaches and strange graveyard rituals to that concoction to give you the horror that is “Raaz 3“.

Bipasha Basu plays Shanaya Shekhar, a top actress who is so obsessed with her success she will do whatever it takes to hold on to it. When a younger actress begins to upstage her, she gets desperate. And by desperate, I mean really desperate. So much so, that she agrees to enlist the help of a spirit, who promises to torture Sanjana (Esha Gupta).

Sep 6, 2012
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Aiyyaa! Rani Mukerji is back

Rani Mukerji is proving to be choosier than Aamir Khan. It’s been a year and ten months since her last film “No One Killed Jessica” was released in cinemas, and fans can now catch a glimpse of the actress in “Aiyyaa” next month.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Hy6op7S1fCo[/youtube]A comedy about a middle-class Maharashtrian girl who falls in love with a south Indian artist, the film also stars Malayalam film heart-throb Prithviraj and Marathi comedienne Nirmiti Sawant.

Sep 6, 2012
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