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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dhoom 3


Casts: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra.

Banner: Yash Raj Films
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Producer: Aditya Chopra
Writers: Vijay Krishna Acharya and Aditya Chopra

Music: Pritam Chakraborty and Julius Packiam
Release Date: 20th December 2013

Story line: The film begins with Sahir (Aamir Khan) assisting his renowned magician father (Jackie Shroff) that performs in Circus. He learns all the tricks from his father, but unfortunately Jackie Shroff is murdered or either killed, due to somebody or some incident at the circus. Now the small child Sahir promises to take revenge.
The film then takes a leap, where the young Sahir has now become a very popular thief with unknown name and unknown face. To live in present and in front of the world, he is working in the same circus where his father used to work, and has beautiful gymnast Aaliya (Katrina Kaif) for company.

Sahir now plans to rob all the money that's made by the owners of the circus, which according to him are possibly involved in his father's death or murder. He has been successful in two attempts, but now enters ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), along with Ali (Uday Chopra). Their task is to nab the master robber and fail his third attempt.

Although Jai and Ali know that the master robber is Sahir only, but do not have any proof. Thus a trap is laid out to catch him red-handed. Now, begins the cat and mouse game, where the prime target is to catch Sahir in action.
Will Sahir be caught in the end (just like John Abraham in Dhoom), or would he be given a chance to start a new life (just like Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2)? What would happen in end?

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:  Vijay Krishna Acharya aka Viktor Acharya is a screenplay writer, story writer, dialogue writer, director and lyricist. He works for Yash Raj Films. The director went to Seth Anandram Jaipuria School in Kanpur. Then he took a degree in English Literature from Kirori Mal college in Delhi. After finishing his education he shifted to Mumbai. He debuted in the film industry by assisting Kundan Shah in the film 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa'. He wrote scripts for several TV shows too. He has also directed some shows of TV serial 'Just Mohabbat' , 'Son Pari' ,'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin' etc.

 The writer is famous for directing the film 'Tashan'. He wrote dialogues, screenplay and story for 'Dhoom' , 'Dhoom 2' , 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', 'Guru', 'Tashan', 'Raavana' and currently he is directing the film 'Dhoom 3'. He has also written the story of 'Dhoom 3'.

Facts And Figures:

                    Film budget is Rs 150 crore and Believed to be one of the most expensive Indian films of all time.  Film duration is 2 hours and 52 minutes that means almost 3 hours.

                    This is the first Bollywood movie to be released in the IMAX format.

                    The film is also being dubbed into Telugu and Tamil for release in South India, and into Arabic for release in the Middle East.

                    Stunt Director Olliver Keller was signed to direct the stunt scenes. Aamir Khan said in an interview that his role in dhoom 3 is toughest role so far in his life. The action scenes have been directed by Conrad Palmisano and Sham Kaushal.

                    Dhoom 3 will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who is the writer of all three Dhoom films replacing Sanjay Gadhvi who directed the first two franchise of Dhoom

                    The satellite rights of Dhoom 3 have been sold at a record price of 75 crore.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Dhoom franchise is a pictogram of style, larger than life canvas and great action. Now with Aamir khan leading from the front, dhoom 3 taken the offering to next level which has increased the curiosity of audience. One think is for sure, knowing the recent trend of stars driven films like Chennai express and Krish 3,  dhoom 3 would also do the decent business and recover the extensive investment yash raj films has made.  Chrishmas and new year euphoria would definitely boost the chances of high box office collections of this movie.
Vijay Krishna the director of this movie had done quality work in the past as script and dialogue writer and I am sensing that he has done a justice to significant grand opportunity he get with extravagant production house and picture perfect star cast.  Aamir is a hardworking actor and seems to have pulled out special effort required for the film in terms of looks, physic and action sequences.

Contend wise personally I liked Dhoom 1 as compare to Dhoom 2 as it has better entertainment mass appeal. I am hoping dhoom3 would not be too complicated in presentation too difficult to relate and understand by masses. With a hope for engaging entertainer, I am giving this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, four days before the release.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

R.... Rajkumar



Casts: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood

Banner: Eros International, Next Gen Films Production

Director: Prabhu Deva

Producer: Viki Rajani, Sunil Lulla

Writers: Prabhu Deva

Music: Pritam Chakraborty

Release Date: 6th Dec 2013


Story line: R Rajkumar – a romantic action love story set in dusty backdrop of the Hindi Heartland. Rajkumar - a rugged, rebellious, passionate fighter who also has a devilish charm. One moment he makes you feel really comfortable and the very next, completely ill at ease! Rajkumar is sexy, brooding and raw. Chanda – a gorgeous, strong character. She is the niece of a poppy lord called Manik Parmar. Chanda is elegant and looks stunning. Rajkumar and Chanda fall in love and the entertainment begins, Prabhu Deva style.
Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor) is an aimless youth who works for a drug baron named Shivraj (Sonu Sood). His latest mission is to kill a rival dealer named Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi). But Rajkumar's life changes forever when he claps eyes on the beautiful, educated Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha). What he doesn't know is that Chanda is an orphan who's been raised by her uncle - Manik Parmar! After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumar's charms. But in order for their love to flourish, he must destroy the drug cartel to which both Shivraj and Parmar owe allegiance, which is controlled by a Mafia don named Ajit Taaka (Srihari), who operates out of Malaysia.And back to marry with Chanda.

 Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Prabhu Dheva Kannada (born 3 April 1973 )is an Indian film choreographer, stage dancer, actor and director known for his works predominantly in Tamil ,Telugu cinema, Bollywood, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning fifteen years, He has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles. He has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography, and has been widely known by the media as India's Michael Jackson.
After a sequence of successful attempts in acting in the 1990s and early 2000s such as Kadhalan (1994), Raasaiyya (1995), Minsara Kanavu (1997), Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar (1998), Kaathala Kaathala (1998) and Vanathai Pola (2000), Prabhu Dheva ventured into direction with 2005 Telugu blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. He then went on to direct successful films in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages such as Shankardada Zindabad (2007), Pokkiri (Tamil)(2007), Wanted (2009) and Rowdy Rathore (2012).

His last directorial venture Ramaiya Vastavaiya was a critical and box office failure.

Facts And Figures:
  • Sonakshi Sinha performed some action scenes in the film. Charmy Kaur shot for an item song for the film in June 2013
  • Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi will be making her Bollywood entry in the same song which will also feature Scarlett Mellish Wilson
  • The film was first titled Rambo Rajkumar. According to reports, the makers of the original Rambo series had copyrighted the word Rambo making it unavailable for usage by other filmmakers. As a result, the makers decided on a title change for the film. However, since the film's title is already known among the audience the makers decided on dropping a few letters from the title rechristening it to R... Rajkumar.[10] After the film's title change, Shahid Kapoor's character in the film, which was Rambo Rajkumar initially, was also changed.
  • Film’s budget is approx. 40 crore.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Mass entertainers are doing well these days and following the trend prabhu deva is coming up with R Rajkumar. Pepped up funky songs and its chorography already get the attention of cine-goers. Prabhu deva’s average hindi entertainers wanted and Rowdy Rathore became super hits as they got the boost from star presence like Salman khan and Akshay Kumar however same is not the case with R Rajkumar as Shahid Kapoor still finding it tough to get the foot holds in hindi cine business although being dedicated and hardworking performer.
Coming back to the R Rajkumar as I go by promos I am expecting it to be an average movie with loud over the top action, average screenplay and typical story line where hero fighting throughout the movie for his lady love and beating the opposition left right and center.
I would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bullet Raja

Casts: Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidyut Jamwal

Banner: Brandsmith Motion Pictures, Moving Pictures

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia

Producer: Rahul Mittra, Nitin Tej Ahuja, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Writers: Tigmanshu Dhulia and Amaresh Misra
Music: Sajid, Wajid and RDB

Release Date: 29nd Nov 2013


Story line: Bullett Raja is an action crime thriller Hindi film, written and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and produced by Rahul Mittra, Nitin Tej Ahuja and Tigmanshu Dhulia, under the banner of BrandSmith Motion Pictures and Moving Pictures. The film is presented by Fox Star Studios.
Featuring Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Shergill in lead roles, the movie also stars Chunky Pandey, Ravi Kissen, Raj Babbar, Mahie Gill, Gulshan Grover and Vidyut Jamwal in their respective pivotal roles. The film is set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh-based mafia while dealing with the underworld.

Bullett Raja is the story of a common man, Raja Mishra, who transforms into a dreaded gangster of the Hindi heartland. A victim of the system and chained by it, Raja's life changes as he takes on those that rule and shakes the very foundations of the nexus of the police, the government, and the industrialists. As he rises and revolts against the system becoming an outlaw, Bullett sets ablaze the nexus and changes the landscape forever. The powers that be, fight back in a compelling struggle for power and money against the backdrop of personal ambitions, greed and revenge. Redefining love, friendship and loyalty, Bullet Raja creates a world, where a common man, tests his endurance and fortitude against the very system he once obediently followed and then declared a war on it!

 Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:  Veteran Director Tigmanshu Dhulia is a popular Hindi film director, screenwriter, actor and casting director. He was born on 3rd July 1967 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He went to St. Joseph's Convent and then Anglo Bengali Intermidiate College. He then did his higher studies in Allahabad University where he took a degree in English, Modern History and Economics. After completing graduation, he took a masters degree in Theatre from the National School of Drama in New Delhi.
After finishing studies he shifted to Mumbai and debuted in the film industry as a casting director for the film 'Bandit Queen'. Then he worked for the films like 'Stiff Upper Lips' and 'The Warrior'. His first directorial venture was 'Haasil' in 2003. The film got rave reviews from the critics as well as audiences. It got nominations in many prestigious awards.

Tigmanshu's second film was 'Charas'. Then he directed 'Shagird' and 'Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster' in 2011 and 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns'. Dhulia came up with the film 'Paan Singh Tomar' in 2012. The film was well received by the critics and it got a wide acclaim from the audience as well. In the decade of 90s , Dhulia has directed many television shows too. He worked as a writer for many films like 'Dil Se' and 'Family'.
He was recently seen as an actor in 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and its sequel 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2'.

Facts And Figures:

  • The film's proposed name was Jai Ram Ji Ki but on the suggestion of Saif Ali Khan it was named Bullett Raja to gave it a more gangster feel.
  • All male characters have grown a moustache to fit the role in the film
  • Earlier,actor Irrfan Khan was revealed to be a part of the film but he walked out because of hectic schedule and date clashes for his other projects. Later,he was replaced by martial artist turned actor Vidyut Jamwal.

My Gut Feel and comments:
Revenge and hatred are the purest form or emotions and very few films by few directors able to display the same in hindi film cinema effectively.  In his initial films like satya, sarkar and company ramgopaI verma captured this emotion beautifully.
Tigmanshu Dhulia also managed to present this human emotion quite well in his most of the films.
Tigmanshu’s hasil and Paan singh Tomar are my all-time favorites.

Coming back to bullet raja, it loud and boisterous.  Saif ali khan is looking great in promos.  I have high expectations from this movie and as I go by my gut feel I am sure that Tigmanshu Dhulia must have done full justice to the screenplay and narration would be progressive. Other star cast is also seems to be apt and over all presentation seems to be impressive.
I would give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

Casts: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anupam Kher

Banner: Dharma Productions

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Producer: Punit Malhotra

Writers: Arshad Syed and Punit Malhotra

Music: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani

Release Date: 22nd Nov 2013

Story line: Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan) is the most small-minded guy on earth who doesn't value relationships, family, friends, life or the country. Well not essentially in that order, because he even doesn't care about the order. This makes him the clear 'black' sheep of the family.
At some point this shallow man begins to narrate the story of the crazy relationship he shared with His ex girlfriend Dia Sharma (Kareena Kapoor), who is a hothead social activist and wanted to change the world. An attraction which was physical at first, but after that got emotional and lastly veered into complex territories, that resulted in a conflict of ideologies and mindsets which drove them apart, literally in a bitter manner. Sriram believed that charity begins and ends at home, whereas Dia felt that you have to be the change that you want to bring about, either in home or in society.
However, Sriram realizes that he is not over with Dia and still loves her deeply, and that she is the best change that ever happened, and will happen to his life. But Dia has moved on and is now in a murky village in Gujarat called as Jhumli.
Sriram somehow lands up in Jhumli to take his love back, but Dia refuses to go back with him. Annoyed and faced with the final challenge, Sriram realizes the only way he can impress upon Dia to come back with him, is by making Jhumli independent. By helping others in life, something he is just not used to do, this is now the biggest quirk of fate in his life.
What he doesn't bargain for are the several road blocks he might encounter with, in the face of politics, corruption and clueless villagers. But the biggest obstacle he faces eventually is himself - His own moral stuff which isn't up to the challenge he has undertaken.
Will Sriram be able to win back his love? Will he be able to bring about the change in Jhumli, as well as in himself? This is the story of a boy to win over his love and his struggle to cross a bridge, a bridge that bridges the love and gap between two people.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:  Punit Malhotra (born 13 May 1982) is an Indian film director who works in Hindi cinema. His first film, I Hate Luv Storys, released on 2 July 2010. He is the nephew of famous Indian designer, Manish Malhotra. Malhotra worked as an assistant director on Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Amol Palekar's Paheli (2005) and Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana (2008). Finally he made his debut as an director, with I Hate Luv Storys (2010), which he also wrote.

Facts And Figures:

  • The movie was announced in 2011,however was delayed due to casting issues. The movie was initially to star Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan. Khan backed out of the project as he was unhappy with the script, and the movie was subsequently offered to Shahid Kapoor.Shahid Kapoor also had scripting issues, and Sonam Kapoor left the project as she didn't want the public to think she was cast due to her relationship with the director.
  • Later Shraddha Kapoor joined the cast in a supporting role.Earlier, actress Nargis Fakhri had been signed on for an item number in the film, however, due to shooting conflicts, Esha Gupta was then cast as a replacement.
  • Imran's wife, Avantika, also featured in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in a half-second flash.Avantika has featured in as many as three films of Imran, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, I Hate Luv Storys and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and the actor confessed she brought good luck for the films.
My Gut Feel and comments:
As I go by the promos it looks like a typical dharma production trade mark movie which is conventional in nature, a typical urban set up with ideally no surprises on screenplay and narration. Both Imran and Kareena looking very much typical and reminding their characters in ek mai aur ek tu.
I am not against this style of movies however this is an era of experimentation and with new generation of directors expectations are high. This is second film of Punit Malhotra as director and it looks like that punit sticked to the formula film where boy is chasing girl in second half of the movie and earn her love at the end.  Film would offer some light funny moments however would stay conventional throughout. I would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, one day before the release.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ramleela

Casts: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Gulshan Devaiah

Banner: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films, Eros International
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kishore Lulla
Writers: Siddharth-Garima, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Release Date: 15th Nov 2013

Story line: This is a typical drama film based on Shakespeare's classic drama 'Romeo And Juliet'. It is a love story in violent times. Boy loves girl, girl too loves the boy. But the families of both the lovers hate each other badly. They have animosity for each other and want to finish the opposite family.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:  Bhansali began his career as an assistant to Vidhu Vinod Chopra and was involved in the making of Parinda, 1942: A Love Story and Kareeb. However, both had a fall out when Bhansali refused to direct Kareeb and made his directorial debut with Khamoshi: The Musical, the commercially unsuccessful but critically acclaimed narration of a daughter's struggle to communicate with her deaf mute parents.His second film was a triangular love story, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which established his individualistic stamp for visual splendour and creating auras of celebration and festivity. The film was a great success and won numerous awards.His next film Devdas Starring Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit was Bhansali's ode to the well known novel of the same name. Upon its theatrical release in India, the film surfaced as the highest grossing movie.It also won major Bollywood awards and was Indian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The musical received a significant reception at Cannes, where it premiered. Then came Black, which Time Magazine (Europe) selected as fifth of the 10 Best Movies of the Year 2005 from across the globe. Black broke a record at the 2006 Filmfare Awards, winning eleven awards. After having four successes, Bhansali experienced his first major flop in Saawariya, which was met with sharp criticisms and simultaneously poor collections at the box office.
In 2010, Bhansali released Guzaarish starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He also made his debut in music direction for this film.

In 2012, Bhansali produced Rowdy Rathore a remake of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha; and directed by Prabhu Deva.

 His future project is titled Chenab Gandhi directed by Vibhu Puri and written by Bhavani Iyer, who also wrote for Black; starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rajeev Khandelwal and Rani Mukherjee. The film centers around Indian freedom fighter, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also known as Frontier Gandhi.
He has also remained a judge on music talent show X Factor season 1 and 2.

In 2013, Bhansali debuted in television with the show Saraswatichandra, which currently airs on Star Plus. This show started airing on the 25th February 2013, starring Gautam Rode and Jennifer Winget.

Facts And Figures:

          Movie budget is Rs 35 Crore.
  Initially shot in Gujarat some sequences of Ram-Leela were shot in Udaipur particularly at Udaipur palace and Gangaur Ghat where a song sequence was made. The story of the film is set in Gujarat. In Udaipur, Singh shot a song sequence in freezing cold water for about 45 minutes. Padukone was injured on set, however had to continue shooting as an expensive set was put up at Film City for a song
• It was confirmed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Director of the movie had set up a gym on the sets in Filmcity Mumbai for the lead actor Ranveer Singh to not be late for the shooting and to avoid any delays could cause for the movie.

• Attempts by Kareena Kapoor to work with Bhansali had failed, after she was initially signed on for Ram-Leela. However, she was later ousted from the movie by Bhansali.Reportedly, Priyanka Chopra was cast as a replacement, however she was also replaced due to unknown reasons.Deepika Padukone was finally signed on for the film in August 2012

My Gut Feel and comments:
Story of Ramleela is conventionally based on Shakespeare's classic drama 'Romeo And Juliet'. This means scope of experiment with story line is not there and everything is left on how good is treatment, screenplay and overall presentation. Ishaqzade did managed to bring out this conventional story entertainingly however off late Issaq staring Prateek babbar failed to do so.
Both were based on 'Romeo And Juliet'.

With Ramleela it looks like that Sanjay Leela Bhansali did manage to pull out a high drama decent entertainer. Canvas of this movie being a Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film is colorful, vibrant and larger than life which is eye catching and indeed Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are looking great on screen.  I always maintain a stand that’s it’s difficult to maintain high tempo throughout the two and a half hour and as I go by my gut feel I am sure repetitive moments would come however overall this movie would be one time watch. I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Krrish 3

Casts: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut

Banner: Filmkraft Productions (i) Pvt Ltd
Director: Rakesh Roshan

Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Writers: Rakesh Roshan, Robin Bhatt, Honey Irani, Irfan Kamal, Akarsh Khurana, Sanjay Masoom

Music: Rajesh Roshan
Release Date: 1st Nov  2013

Story line: In Krrish 3 Hrithik Roshan take on evil mutants and save the world from destruction in his superhero avatar.

In the first half, Vivek has his own look and his own den, a very modern facility which is visible in the trailer. He then changes himself in the second half. Here, he has extraordinary powers and he doesn’t know why he has them. He is handicapped and is able to cure himself. He is pitted against this world, against human beings and there is reason for this.The mutants are called maanvar — a combination of maanas and jaanwar — and have been created by Kaal through an experiment. Being a superhero, Krrish has to fight these beings with unknown powers.

After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya (Naseeruddin Shah) and bringing back his father Rohit from dead, Krrish continued fighting against evil and saving innocent lives.Now Krishna is living a happily married life with Priya, while Rohit is using his scientific brilliance with an intention to benefit some kindness to the society. And on the other side, Krrish is everyone's favorite superhero saviour. However unknown to them, a dark force and an evil power is growing in another part of the world. Kaal, an evil genius, is selfishly misusing his powers to spread fear, death and destruction. And he is being assisted by an army of very dangerous beings, which he has created himself.

Not long after Kaal's plans are put into action, both Rohit and Krrish are now faced with a crisis of epic proportions, which only they can resolve together. But when they finally cross paths with Kaal and his dangerous army, neither of them is prepared for what lies ahead.Kaal not only brings the world to the edge of disaster, he also puts the strength and love of Krishna and his family to the test. And on the other side, super-hero Krrish has to somehow find the power within to face an unbeatable enemy/antagonist.
The greatest battle between good and evil begins....

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Roshan started his career as an actor making his debut in the 1970 film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani. He acted in over 60 films throughout the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.
Roshan set up his own production company Filmkraft in 1980 and their first production was Aap Ke Deewane (1980). He made his directorial debut with Khudgarz (1987) and went onto direct several box office hits such as Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) and Karan Arjun (1995). During this time he only acted occasionally in films and focused mostly on direction. He launched his son Hrithik's career as an actor with Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). This film, the highest grosser of 2000, entered the Limca Book of Records for the most number of awards won by a Bollywood film. He directed his son again in the 2003 science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya, which fetched him the Filmfare award 2004 for best director,[4] and its sequel, the science fiction superhero film Krrish (2006) both of which were also very successful at the box office. In 2008 he produced the film Krazzy 4. In 2010 he released a Bollywood meets Hollywood crossover film titled Kites. Another version of this film was released internationally, and known as Brett Ratner presents Kites: The Remix. This version was shorter, and mainly toned down the amount musical numbers.

Facts And Figures:

          Estimated budget of this movie is Rs 100 crore.
          Chitrangada Singh announced her inclusion in the project as a mutant, but she later on backed out of the film due to a lack of dates.It was reported that actresses Nargis Fakhri, Esha Gupta and Bipasha Basu were to replace chitrangada. Kangna Ranaut has finally been confirmed to play the role, who coincidentally was originally offered the role
          After talks with Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan fell through, Vivek Oberoi was eventually cast for the role.
          Film promotions has been done quite extensively in last 2 months which would sure sort give a bumper opening to this movie on the occasion of Diwali.

My Gut Feel and comments:
With Koi mil gaya… and Krrish Rakesh Roshan did manage to pull a full on entertainer which were primarily driven by emotionally charged script and screen play however it seems to be the case that with Krrish 3 he has followed the path of typical Hollywood sci-fi movie which is high on special effects and action sequence however low on mass appealing high voltage drama which has been a core competency rakesh Roshan’s previous offerings. It is evident that complete Roshan family put heart and soul to bring out an alluring sci-fi bollywood masala movie however my gut feel says that this time they have not manage to bring the balance. I love to be wrong and hope this would be a paisa wasol entertainer. I am disappointed with the music and it’s not up to the level Rajesh Roshan has maintained in last four or five Filmkraft Production’s movies. I would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, two days before the release.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mickey Virus

Casts: Manish Paul, Elli Avram, Puja Gupta

Banner: Dar Motion Pictures and Trilogic Digital Media Limited & Awesome Films Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Saurabh Varma

Producer: Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari
Writers: Saurabh Varma

Music: Hanif Shaikh
Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins

Release Date: 25th Oct 2013

Story line: Mickey Virus is a comic thriller set in Delhi, India. When Delhi Police comes across a case revolving around hacking, they begin their search to find a computer hacker who can help them crack this case. The head of the police team ACP Siddhanth (Manish Choudhary), stumbles across Mickey Arora (Manish Paul), a lazy but street smart hacker who can actually help them solve the case. Mickey runs a grocery store in day time and creates virus's for anti virus companies in the night along with his Tom boy friend Chutney (Puja Gupta) who always helps him out in all odd jobs. He is also head over heals in love with a character he has created in his game called "Kung Fu Chameli" and will do anything to get out of hard work to do whatever he wants to do. Little does he know that ACP Siddhanth accompanied by Inspector Bhalla (Varun Badola) are tough nuts to crack.

 Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Saurabh Varma has 15 years active film industry experience in areas of Film Production, Filmed Marketing, Film Distribution, Film Programming, Content Acquisition, Online Development, Graphic Designing, Advertising, Cinema Management, Movie Promotions, Strategy Development, Developing Film, Production, Cinema Process & Systems, Cinema Tactical Marketing, Brand Building, Cinema Launch, Corporate Communications, PR, Event Management, Visual Merchandising, Merchandise Development.

Have worked in projects in almost all Indian languages including English (Worked with WB/Sony/Fox & Paramount), Hindi (Sheb, Biwi aur Gangster etc), Tamil (Yaavaram Nallum), Telugu (Saleem), Punjabi (Mera Pind), Gujarati (Dholi Taro Dhol Waaje), Bengali (Rituparno Ghosh & Buddhadev Das Gupta projects), Marathi (Amol Palekar's Samaantar) and Malayalam (Shaji Karun's Kutty Srank) language.

Worked as Chief Operatingv Officer, Serendipity Films, Hinduja Group; Worked as Chief Marketing Officer, Reliance BIG Pictures; Worked as Vice President Distribution, Programming & Mktg, INOX Leisure Ltd; Worked as Vice President Marketing, PVR Cinemas & PVR Pictures; Distributed films of EROS International in West Bengal

 Facts And Figures:

                    The film was shot in New Delhi, including in office complex of Nehru Place. Several Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar featured in a promotional video of Mickey Virus. The Movie has come under the scanner of Governmental Agencies as it displays techniques of high profile robbery which might spur reel to real life robbery incidents

                    Elli Avram is also one of the contestants of Bigg Boss 7. She would be inside the House of Bigg Boss, cut-off from the outside world at the time of Movie Release, making it a first of its kind Bollywood Debut

  • Film Budget is 8 crore.

 My Gut Feel and comments:
My first reaction after seeing the promo of mickey virus is that this movie has feel good factor like Vicky Donar. Although its Saurabh Varma’s debut movie as director however  it looks like he manage to pull out a decent film with appealing entertainment value.  I am anticipating a good movie and as the budget it moderate chances of box office success increases.  I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.