MUMBAI (Reuters) – Jon Landau, producer of box-office blockbusters “Titanic” and “Avatar”, is often credited with bringing the 3-D wave to Hollywood along with business partner and director James Cameron.
The duo re-released their 1997 film “Titanic” in 3-D and it opened worldwide on Easter weekend, just a week before the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner.
Reviewing a movie like Sajid Khan’s “Housefull 2” is a futile exercise. In fact, I don’t think the makers of this film made it for creative purposes — this is a money-making venture, and going by the number of people who came to watch it at 9: 15 a.m. on Good Friday morning, I would say it’s well on its way to becoming a successful one.
Khan doesn’t take off from where the first “Housefull” left off — this is a whole other story. But he does keep the toilet humour, over-the-top acting and noise pollution that characterised the 2010 film. Instead of laughing gas at the Buckingham Palace, he adds a fake Prince Charles who attends a wedding at the end and persuades one of the characters to stop shooting people in the name of “the queen and the country”.
MUMBAI (Reuters) – Asin Thottumkal burst into Bollywood with her role as the effervescent Kalpana in Aamir Khan’s 2008 blockbuster “Ghajini”.
“Ready” with Salman Khan was also a hit and Asin now joins an ensemble cast for Sajid Khan’s “Housefull 2″, which opens in cinemas on Friday.
MUMBAI, March 23 (Reuters) – Irrfan is probably India’s most
successful export to Hollywood, having tasted success with
experimental roles in several critically acclaimed films such as
“Slumdog Millionaire” and “A Mighty Heart.”
But the 40-something actor said he has no plans to move to
Hollywood. His last Bollywood outing, “Paan Singh Tomar”, based
on the true story of an Indian athlete who turns into a dreaded
outlaw, pleased critics and was a sleeper hit at the Indian
box-office this month.
Instead of filming the scene like a regular action sequence, with lots of gunfire, smoke and action, Raghavan turns it on its head — filming the scene almost entirely in slow motion and to the tune of the “Rabta” song.