Saturday, 29 September 2012

Shah Rukh Khan remembers father on his death anniversary

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan(Hindi) today remembered his late father Taj Mohammed Khan on his 31st death anniversary.
The 46-year-old actor's father died from cancer when he was just 15-years-old.
"Where shall I find you now, in which garden can we sit? Where might you and I chat for a bit? My father's 'barsi' today. 31 years without him," Shah Rukh posted on Twitter.
The actor also tweeted a photo of his late father in another post writing, "Life is beautiful for it never takes away the people it pretends it does. It is just a question of us calling its bluff."
Shah Rukh recently fulfilled one of his father's wish by visiting Kashmir. The superstar was there to shoot Yash Chopra's upcoming film "Jab Tak Hai Jaan".
He shot in Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar for it. In the film, the actor plays an army officer named Samar and he is paired opposite Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.

Hindi movie review: Oh My God !

OMG Oh My God! is about something that touches all our lives - religion. It is a film about our relationship with God, how instead of being God-loving, we have become God-fearing. How religion has become a business run by godmen (here aptly referred to as 'salesmen') who aren't in fact very spiritual at all. A note to atheists and agnostics - the film is not an endorsement of those views. It insists on the existence of God.

Kanji Lalji Mehta, played by Paresh Rawal, is an avowed atheist who runs an antiques shop. Kanji is a wily salesman. He weaves tall tales around his wares and sells 200-rupee idols for thousands. The faithful are always ready to pay. As Kanji puts it: "Shraddha ka
 kaam hai, jitna dalo, utna kum."

One day, an earthquake destroys Kanji's shop. The insurance company refuses to pay, saying it was an act of God. So Kanji, defiant, furious and abandoned by his family, goes to court and sues God. The story is an adaptation of a very successful Gujarati play, which later became a hit in Hindi and Marathi too. The original template is an Australian film called The Man Who Sued God. Sadly, here, a terrific play makes for limp cinema.
Director Umesh Shukla, who has also directed the play, is bogged down by the burden of Bollywood. So we must have an item number with Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva. Shukla must also make room for the mega-stardom of Akshay Kumar, who is both producer and God.
Akshay plays God, which would have worked well if the film didn't have to build him up so much. He is introduced with an elaborate action sequence, featuring tacky special effects, in which he rescues Kanji from religious fanatics. This God comes to earth on a snazzy motorcycle and wears, among other things, a long purple jacket. His face is always bathed in a strange, diffused light. And there are scores of frames of him just smiling benevolently or looking wisely into the distance.
Paresh is wonderful as the stubborn, smart and eccentric Kanji. He gets a few fiery scenes in court, but the film sags because the other characters are so flimsy. Mithun Chakraborty, in a hideous wig, plays a weird, fey guru. Govind Namdeo is a godman who constantly eats fruits and shakes with anger almost every time he speaks. Eventually OMG Oh My God! dissipates into a lecture. The intentions are good, but the preaching is boring.
Paresh Rawal, as usual, rises above the material. He is the force in this film.
Direction: Umesh Shukla
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Mithun 
Music: Himesh Reshmmiya
Reviewed by  Anupama Chopra's 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

"Wonder Woman" is a major move in 2013

Wonder Woman is an adaptation of the popular comic book character in the DC Universe, and is soon to be a major motion picture.

The sexy, strong yet dignified Wonder Woman fits the bill. Superhero movies are hit or miss, but most agree that the past decade has been a golden era for comic based super hero movies.  Think X-Men, Iron Man and the Chris Nolan Batman movies (i.e. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight).The film has gone through more writers and directors than Gigli. In some ways, the character should be easy to make into a film, but with how iconic she’s become, it may prove difficult for a movie studio to appropriately adapt the comic for the screen.

Wonder Woman is going to be something terrible and stinks up the theatres 2013.

U.S. actress sues anti-Islam filmmaker......

An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world took her legal bid to federal court on Wednesday in a renewed effort to force it off YouTube. The lawsuit filed by Cindy Lee Garcia names the popular online video site YouTube and its parent company Google Inc. As defendants, along with the Egyptian-American Coptic Christian from California believed to be behind the making of the film. Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied Garcia's request for a temporary restraining order that would have required YouTube to stop posting the crudely made 13-minute video, finding the actress was unlikely to prevail on the merits of her case in state court. As in her previous lawsuit, Garcia accused the purported filmmaker of fraud, libel and unfair business practices. But her federal lawsuit also asserts a copyright claim to her performance in the video, titled "The Innocence of Muslims."

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tamil movie "I" shooting in China

Biggest-ever Tamil movie "I" is shooting in China . Except Chiyaan Vikram, the entire unit has left Chennai last weekend for a 45-days schedule. Reports say that Vikram will be joining the shoots once he finishes the promotions of his this week release Thaandavam.However, the team headed by Shankar (director) is off to China to shoot the important portions of the movie. The script of the movie demands some of the best locales of China. Hence, the makers of the film, without compromising, decided to shoot in the Land of the Sleeping Giant.
It is said that "I" is 100 times bigger than Anniyan movie, which was made by the same formidable trio of VikramShankar and Aascar Ravichandran. Like their earlier movie, this movie is packed with actions, colourful sets and rich costumes.
However, I also stars Amy Jackon. Oscar Award winner A.R. Rahman is composing the music and PC Sriram is handling the camera. The interesting part of the story is that some of the well-known technicians from Hollywood are working in this project.