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BINA TRIVEDI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 2, 2010)
The film’s leading lady Sushmita Sen says DMG is a passionately told story and it has a delightful plot line. For her fans it is important because she teams up with Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan after their last super-hit
Main Hoon Na.
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (BOMBAY TIMES; December 18, 2009)
A lot of films try to lay claim to the old ‘most anticipated film of the year’ tag, but on Tuesday night, it was clear that Avatar was indeed the biggest Hollywood film of the year amongst Bollywood’s celebrity film buffs; it brought the Bachchans and the Khans onto the same blue carpet in a premiere rivalling the big Bollywood premieres. After 14 years of incubating in director James Cameron’s brain, Avatar, the once-ultrasecret project known as ‘Project 800’, finally premiered to an enraptured and appreciative Bollywood crowd. But before the 160-minute-long saga of 10-foot-tall blue aliens on a distant moon called Pandora began, the blue carpet was walked by larger than life superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Yash Chopra, Gurinder Chadha, Harman Baweja, Vivek Oberoi, Ram Gopal Verma, Rohan Sippy, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Anthony D’Souza, Rohit Shetty, Shirish Kunder, Tisca Chopra to name a few.
At the end of the film, as the news channels spoke to the guests leaving, some admitted to tears, many felt it would be difficult to watch “normal movies again” and most were ready to take another trip to Pandora right then and there. Networking sites were instantly flooded with more gushing praise.
Aryan had his school exams and couldn’t make it, but Shah Rukh Khan was so amazed by the experience that arranged a screening for his family and friends over the weekend. … Hrithik, who was stuck at the shooting of Guzaarish and couldn’t make it in time to the venue, is also looking to have a private screening of the film. Amitabh Bachchan told the media “It was a fabulous film, a wonderful experience!” Abhishek, who was not scheduled to come as he had to walk the ramp the same evening in the suburbs, rushed just in time to catch the film. He posted his views on a site soon after “It’s not a film. It’s an experience! James Cameron is Hollywood’s answer to my favourite director, Manmohan Desai! He could pull off anything. Avatar too is a Hindi film at heart. It’s definitely a ‘must watch’ for the experience.”
Cast: FARDEEN KHAN, SUSHMITA SEN, SHAH RUKH KHAN, TARA SHARMA, JOHNY LEVER, VIVECK VASWANI
Producer: VIVECK VASWANI
Director: MUDDASSAR AZIZ
Source: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Ritesh Deshmukh has plans to launch a chain of tea centres, the first of which will open in Mumbai. The chain will then spread to other major cities in India.
Ritesh got this idea from the numerous café chains in the city. His tea centre will be called Chai Piyo Ji and will house national and international varieties of tea. Our source said, “Ritesh has taken a special interest in designing the centre as he has studied architecture. The first centre will be ready by early next year in South Mumbai. He then plans a tie-up with a firm to take care of the chain. He has also hired a company to execute this project. The tea centre will have varieties of tea from Assam, green teas and masala chais.”
Ritesh spoke at length about his new venture. He said, “I have had this idea for over two years now, but I decided to work on it soon after we began shooting for Aladin. The first day of the shoot was held in a college canteen set. Interestingly, the canteen was called Chai Piyo Ji. I loved the name; I thought it was cool and unique, so I took permission of the guys there to use it. After that I got the trademark and registered the name and logo. Now I am really working hard on it.”
Which firm is he planning to tie up with? “I am open to all options right now,” said Ritesh. “I still am looking at how to go about it. Right now, I want the first place to be my own and then a certain business module, which is being worked out, will be put in place.”
Talking about his choice of chai, Ritesh said, “I personally drink green tea for health reasons. I am not into tea with milk but Fardeen (Khan) gave me quite a few options. He told me to include different flavours and types of tea from all over the world. It will be quite a task to have them all under one roof.”
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (BOMBAY TIMES; October 23, 2009)
“The film didn’t open big on Friday but on Sunday and Monday, it jumped by leaps and bounds — from 30 per cent to 95 per cent,” said trade analyst Amod Mehra. Indeed, because audiences everywhere are having a blast watching the comic timings of Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Mugdha Godse, Fardeen Khan and Ajay. “It’s very refreshing. No number of stars given by critics can change the opinion of cinegoers. Once the public says a film’s a hit, then it’s a hit. This film picked up because of word-of-mouth publicity,” added trade analyst Komal Nahta.
Multiplexes are enjoying the post-Diwali ticket sales that this Ajay Devgn Ffilms’ release is fetching them. “On Tuesday, the film did better business than it did on Sunday and Monday. The audience, just like me, was laughing its guts out,” said Ashish Saxena from Reliance BIG Pictures. Devang Sampat from Cinemax attributes the success to Ajay having picked the right script for the festive season. “It’s been a trend where people look for total entertainment during Diwali. They just want to have a good time… I’m expecting this film to do even better in the coming days,” he said.
Not strangely, film critics have given good ratings to this one too. Even Bollywood stars, keeping their own films aside, have been entertained by this comedy. “It’s an honest entertainer and I laughed throughout. I felt happy after watching it,” said hunk John Abraham. Ditto was the reaction of the producer’s wife and beautiful actress Kajol. “I laughed, my daughter Nysa laughed and the whole theatre laughed. And that’s when Diwali started!” she said.