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December 29, 2009 12:38:18 PM IST

Bollywood Trade News Network

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CHANCE PE DANCE

Backed by the success of 3 of the genre defining blockbusters of 2009 – KAMINEY, WAKE UP SID and DEV.D, UTV Motion Pictures announced an aggressive line up of 4 films for the period of January – March 2010.

The slate for 2010 kicks off with CHANCE PE DANCE, which has been directed by Ken Ghosh and stars Shahid Kapoor, as the talented and passionate Sameer with a never-say-die attitude and Genelia, as a beautiful and spirited choreographer, Tina. The film will have a worldwide release on 15th January.

HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTORY, India’s official entry to the Oscars this year, will hit the screens on 22nd January. This acclaimed Marathi film directed by Paresh Mokashi is a UTV production, co-produced with Paprika Media and Mayasabha. The film has also been screened for the BAFTA and Golden Globe juries, apart from various other film festivals.

PETER GAYA KAAM SE, a fast-paced action adventure movie with a romantic twist, is directed by John Owen. Starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Lekha Washington, this film is about Peter, a football crazy motorcycle taxi rider, who decides to turn his back on Goa and quit his job – until his sleazy loan shark boss Bosco persuades him to do one last job – the job that will change his life forever. The film is scheduled for a March 2010 release.

PAAN SINGH TOMAR, the true epic journey of a talented runner who turned into a rebel, has been directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. It stars Irrfan Khan and Mahie Gill, and will be released in March 2010.

Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures said, “While 2009 has been a low year for the film industry in general, we released some interesting films which etched themselves in the minds of the audience. DEV.D, KAMINEY and WAKE UP SID created new benchmarks for what can now be perceived as commercial cinema. Our slate for 2010 promises to be a very entertaining mix and we are very excited to be bringing audiences such a wide array of interesting cinema.”

The much-anticipated releases by UTV in 2010 include Prakash Jha’s RAAJNEETI, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s GUZAARISH, Anees Bazmee’s THANK YOU, Rajkumar Gupta’s NO ONE KILLED JESSICA, Vishal Bhardwaj’s EK BATAA SAAT, Aamir Khan Productions’ DELHI BELLY and PEEPLI LIVE.

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September 26, 2009 5:48:33 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network

LOVE AAJ KAL and KURBAAN

LOVE AAJ KAL and KURBAAN

LOVE AAJ KAL has completed 50 days at the box office and in the process has netted more than Rs. 65 crores just from India. Post the celebrations, the film’s producer and lead actor Saif Ali Khan is having a new vision for his career going forward. He is looking at doing fewer films while mixing bona fide wide canvas commercial films along with one small film a year.

“That’s the kind of game plan I am looking at building for myself from here on”, says Saif who took off for a US and Europe vacation with Kareena Kapoor soon after LOVE AAJ KAL was declared a super success, “I would now be working on 2-3 films a year and make sure that I cover a wide spectrum. While a couple of them would be big nice commercial films, another would be a relatively smaller film which can be completed in 30 days flat.”

Once back from vacation, Saif Ali Khan has participated in a couple of ad shoots. However, shooting for his next film AGENT VINOD is still a little distance away.

“Final touches on the script are being given and we have been looking at getting the best technicians on board. I guess by end of this year, we should begin shooting”, says Saif, “In any case I am in no tearing hurry to ready my next film. One should space things out, invest good time to publicize things and get the right preparation in place for the making of the film.”

Meanwhile he is highly excited about the 27th November release of his next film KURBAAN. A Karan Johar production which is directed by debutant Rensil D’Silva, KURBAAN stars Kareena Kapoor as the female protagonist along with Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Kirron Kher and Om Puri.

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September 5, 2009 1:21:25 PM IST
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BLUE

The OVERSEAS division of Shemaroo Entertainment, in association with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd., will be distributing the film BLUE worldwide.

Directed by Anthony D’Souza, BLUE has a star cast that any film would love to embrace – Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif.

For promoting the film worldwide, BLUE is planned to be premiered in Dubai, London and New York. The film will not only be exhibited in the ethnic territories, but will also be distributed and seen in the non-ethnic territories like Mexico, Scandinavian countries, etc. It is expected to be released in 650 screens around the world, making it one of the biggest Bollywood releases in the overseas market.

Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment shares his thoughts, ”With the international appeal the film has, the first look of BLUE got a tremendous response from non-ethnic territories. We are glad to be associated with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. for this huge project and are really looking forward to taking it worldwide. Our subsidiaries in US & UK will be handling key territories of North America & Europe. With a catalog of more than 750 Indian films distributed by us in international territories, this is the next logical step for our international business.”

Dhilin Mehta, Director, Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. shares his thoughts, ”BLUE is an ambitious project in terms of style, production values, standards, creativity etc… It’s a team effort as not only the production team, but also the captain of the ship, the director, his crew along with the Hollywood technicians and the experienced cast of the film. We are trying to release BLUE in maximum number of screens, to get an international appeal and target people of all ages. Technically and visually this film will be one of the best Bollywood has never seen before, it’s the first time in India movie has been shot 250 feet deep in the sea this is the USP of our film.”

Our Oscar Winners A R Rahman and Resul Pookutty have given the Music/ Background Score and the Sound Design respectively. To add to this, one of the dance numbers has been performed by the famous international pop star Kylie Minogue.

The film has been shot in ‘Bahamas’ – the country of islands, in the Atlantic Ocean & Bangkok -Thailand. The best Hollywood Technicians have worked on the film giving it an absolutely international look and feel. The Cinematography has been done by Laxman Utekar and underwater Cinematography by Pete Zuccarini which is the highlight of the film.

Apart from the casting, BLUE certainly has a lot to talk about and hope for the best.

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August 7, 2009 2:24:54 PM IST
Ruhail, Bollywood Trade News Network

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KAMINEY

His latest ‘Dhan Te Nan’ might have taken the industry by storm. But, it seems Vishal Bhardwaj is deeply disappointed at the attitude of the censor board that allotted his film an A certificate.

The maverick director says that his latest film has been given an unfair treatment by the censor board while some of the most violent films have been granted U/A certificate in the past.

Talking about his resentment at the press meet of the film, Vishal says, “I was quite disappointed when KAMINEY was given an adult certificate while the fact remains that we have tried to be responsible and have made sure not have scenes or dialogues that would go against the public sentiment. But, it seems the censor board has its own impression of my cinema and it was difficult to convince them about KAMINEY. I agree that my film showcases violence, but its something much more toned down than what we have seen on the silver screen earlier.”

He further adds, “The fact that my film is titled KAMINEY makes people think it is not a family film at all. But, let me make it clear, we have removed all such portions from the film that were not fit to be seen with the family, even after making these changes I am still granted an A certificate which is really hard to digest,” he ends.

The film which stars Shahid Kapoor in a double role promises to be a hit fare with the audiences and is all set to release on the 14th of this month.

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July 27, 2009 11:54:16 AM IST
Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network

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At last Bollywood box-office collections get lucky with the much awaited multi starrer action-thriller LUCK. Hype over high tide, might have prevented cine-goers in Mumbai to enter cinema halls, despite the beginning of week-end. Therefore, affecting almost 40 percent of the opening collections for LUCK.

Still LUCK took a fantastic opening at the single screens in U.P, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Nizam, with a hundred percent opening. Although multiplexes conquered 40 percent opening, however, good reviews will woo audience to watch the film over the weekend. The film has been released on 976 prints in India (343 physical prints and 633 digital prints) on 1,150 screens. Overseas, it has been released in 134 prints on 150 screens. The worldwide print count is 1,110 in 1,300 screens. Meanwhile, the film collected an impressive 2.8 lakh Dirham on its opening day in UAE.

LUCK is predicted to get luckier with the bad fate of its contemporary- PERFECT MISMATCH. PERFECT MISMATCH has turned out to be living up to its title with its box-office earnings a perfect mismatch as compared to producer’s expectations. A very poor opening at both- multiplexes and single screens, the film has not even received moderate reviews by critics to fall back on.

On the whole, LUCK’s charm did prove fatal for PERFECT MISMATCH as predicted by many trade pundits. With LOVE AAJ KAL releasing next week it will give a further blow to the poor show of PERFECT MISMATCH, and will also affect the turnover of LUCK for the next weekend. Till that time, we can safely say this week it’s perfectly matched for LUCK!

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June 29, 2009 12:01:40 PM IST
Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network

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RIMI SEN

Rimi Sen will now soon be seen playing an obese woman in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s upcoming next, SHOWMAN starring Govinda, Celina Jaitley and South star Harish alongside. Rimi has been asked to put on an astounding 160 kg for her role. But well, it seems, most of her weight shall be added up by padding.

About the film, Rimi says, “It will be too early to reveal anything more but I can assure you that the role is very interesting. Most of my time went in just putting on and removing the make-up.”

SHOWMAN is being directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia who has to his credit the critically acclaimed HAASIL and CHARAS. Incidentally, SHOWMAN was earlier titled KING CON and was the same film which was in news for Govinda’s whimsical ways on the sets. Govinda plays a smooth talking con man in the film and both Celina and Rimi play his love interests.

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June 20, 2009 7:00:24 PM IST
Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network

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LOVE AAJ KAL

While the makers of the film may not agree but their film LOVE AAJ KAL seems to bear a very strong resemblance to Taiwenese film, HAO DE SHI GUANG (Three Times).

In THREE TIMES we saw – The movie starts in 1911 then moves to 1966 and eventually culminates in 2005. The story of THREE TIMES runs in three phases. It features three chronologically separate stories of love between the two protagonists, in the first two stories, letters are crucial to the outcome; in the third, it is cell phone calls, text messages, and a computer file. Over the years between the tales, as sexual intimacy becomes more likely and words more free, communication recedes.

Now Imtiaz Ali directed LOVE AAJ KAL starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Florence Brudenell Bruce is all about how love was perceived back in the olden days compared to how it is now. The story with Saif in the turban romancing Florence is the second part in the film where love is all about innocence. The third bit has Saif and Deepika playing non-committal lovers giving into their lust and desires.

But Imtiaz however denies the resemblance by stating there are just two stories of portraying love then and now. Still the surprise package in the film as a source states is the love story of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor as the first of the love stories.

Whatever the truth is will be finally out on July 31st when it releases.

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