28 December, 2012

These hot Females will rule in Bollywood in 2013

Here is a report on the A listers, Bollywood actresses who have sketched their line up for next year.
Ruling the rooster is the badminton ace’s daughter Deepika Padukone with – Race 2, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Kochadaiyaan, and Chennai Express.

Top international sensation Priyanka Chopra is not far behind, featuring in Gunday, Krish 3, Mary Kom and Zanjeer. Priyanka is known for her shrewd acumen of opting for the tried and trusted banners.
Closely following we will see the Masakali girl Sonam Kapoor who has Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Raanjhnaa and Khoobsurat which are to release the next year.
One of the most inked hottie for endoresements, Katrina has only one film lined up as of now for 2013 which is Dhoom 3. Does she have any other plans?
Kareena Kapoor – who impressed with the role of a hooker in Talaash, and Sonakshi Sinha have two films releasing each.
While Kareena has Puneet Malhotra’s next and the other one titled “Satyagrah” and Sonakshi will be seen in Once upon a Time in Mumbai 2 and Lutera.
Anushka Sharma will be seen in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.
That’s all information we have as of now. Filmy Town wishes them a rocking 2013.

23 December, 2012

Casablanca Mon Amour - Screened at Dubai International Film Fest

Casablanca Mon Amour is a modern road movie that encapsulates the more complex and fractured nature of living in a world where TV and wars compete for headlines and occupy imaginations.

Casablanca Mon Amour offers more than a dry critique of the impact of media on culture. Instead, the film takes a human and humorous look at the effects Hollywood films have on people’s imaginations and affords Moroccan’s (our movie set ‘extras’) an opportunity to talk back—which they do in intelligent, witty and wildly ingenious ways.
Casablanca Mon Amour uses the process of movie making as a way of turning  the Great American Story on its head – and offering Hollywood and America story about itself.
Here is another interesting, witty and humourous film.
Filmed in Morocco!  79 mins !  In Arabic & French with English subtitles.

More pics and interview with the director John Slattery at: www.filmytown.com

15 December, 2012

Your Beauty is Worth Nothing...

This charming and thoughtful film is about a 12 year old Veysel, named for the legendary Turkish poet Asik Veysel, struggles to adapt to his new life in Austria.

At school he doesn’t speak the language while at home there continues to be tension amongst the various family members.
His only happy moments are when he thinks about Ana, a classmate he is secretly in love with and unable to communicate with.
Help comes in the unlikely form of a rough neighbour Cem who assists as Veysel sets out to win Ana’s heart.
Full review and interview of the director - HUSEYIN TABAK is at: www.filmytown.com 

TABOOR - Screened at the Dubai International Film Festival

Taboor is about a man who seeks to protect his hypersensitive body from the daily rise in temperature caused by pervasive electromagnetic waves.

He concocts an aluminum jump suit which he wears under abundant layers of clothing. Despite his fragile health, every evening he rides his motor cycle to keep appointments with his customers.
He works as a pest control man who destroys cockroach nests. After each mission the man plunges into the dark heart of the city, crisscrossing the far flung streets of a megapolis in which time has stood still and from which the tumult of the day has disappeared. While awaiting the dawn, he must confront the many intrigues of the night.
Full review and interview with the director Vahid Vakilifar at - www.filmytown.com

11 December, 2012

Leila Al Bayati’s BERLIN TELEGRAM screened at DIFF 2012

Take a plane, stop fly away,
stop you’re going to become someone,
stop I believe in you, stop I’m doing this for us,
stop Leila is a musician.

She is heartbroken, a sudden breakup comes like a hectic telegram. It’s a moment of choice. To start protecting herself or to change, start over? To cut herself off from everything: life, surprises, love… but not smoking? Leila changes her life. She is putting herself at risk again because that’s what is called living It’s a road movie, a journey both physical and mental, a story of crossing paths. The encounters Leila makes will teach her to re-open her eyes to the world around.

This is what surmises the internationally acclaimed Iraqi-French singer-song writer and now a successful film maker’s latest film which was screen amidst huge applause at the Dubai International Film Festival 2012.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LEILA AL BAYATI at:  www.filmytown.com

08 December, 2012

Hotel Transylvania (3D)

This Hollywood 3D Animated blockbuster is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky who created such animated classics as Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and The Powerpuff Girls, the film garnered the biggest September opening ever when it released in the US.

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.

For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

This film features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade and Cee Lo Green.

Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) has created a five star resort – Hotel Transylvania, where the monsters from all around the world can stay and relax, while being safe from human civilization.

To celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis, Dracula has invited some of the most famous monsters, including Frankenstein and his wife Eunice, Murray the Mummy, a Werewolf family and the Invisible Man.

Full review and more pics at: www.filmytown.com

01 December, 2012

IFFI 2012 - The Reluctant Fundamentalist wins the Indian Cinema Centenary Award

Mira Nair's, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a unanimous choice of the Jury members, was awarded with the first Centenary Award and presented with a Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh at this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', was also the closing film that brought down the curtains at the 43rd International Film Festival of India, Goa.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a touching and engaging story of a young man chasing corporate success on Wall Street. Post September 2011 tragedy in America, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

It is based on the bestselling novel by Mohsin Hamid. The film was shot in Lahore, Istanbul, New York, Atlanta, Delhi and stars Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schrieber, Riz Ahmed, Shabana Azmi and Om Puri.

Commenting on the achievement, director Mira Nair said, “As a child of the hundred years of Indian cinema, and as its perpetual student, to be given this first Centenary Award is a huge honour. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a global film, but its heartbeat is fierce desi. Shukhriya!”

Together with our exhibition partners, we have built a unique, incremental distribution platform over the last 12 years at PVR Pictures." said Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint MD, PVR Limited. "It's an honour to be distributing ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ in India and we are thankful to Mira for trusting us with her film. We are very excited about the films prospects in India and are keenly looking forward to its theatrical release"

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is slated for an April 2013 release in India.

full details at: www.filmytown.com

30 November, 2012

Talaash - Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee

An exceptional suspense thriller with an unusual narrative, unlike other edge of the seat thrillers, this one has a narrative never seen before in hindi cinema.
Talaash is an psychological suspense thriller. During the course of investigation of an accidental death of a superstar Inspector Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) experiences an inner guilt of the loss of his son.
The case turns into a life altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a broken married life with wife and come face to face with his suppressed grief of drowning of his son.
The film begins with a car accident leading to the death of a high profile star. Inspector Shekhawat buries himself in grilling the suspects, formulating various reasons or motives which lead to a dead end.
Most of the scenes are shot in red light areas of Mumbai. Talaash explores Mumbai’s underbelly like never before.
The film has accomplished actors like Aamir Khan, Kareena and Rani. Rani Mukherjee is brilliant as the grieving mother striving hard to come back to normalcy in her life. Those moments when she feels lonely and her confrontation with her husband appear extremely normal.
Aamir Khan sparkles as a cop yet again, but unlike the cop he played in Sarfarosh, he is superb in this matured role of an investigating inspector. And then it is Kareena Kapoor who plays the hooker – Rosy / Simran. Any male would die to get ‘hooked’ for a life-time with this hooker. In one word – OUTSTANDING.
More pictures and complete review at:


18 November, 2012

Hollywood Action Unit ‘ACTIONTEK INDIA’ Launched

Hollywood Action Unit ‘ACTIONTEK INDIA’ was launched by Renowned Karate Guru Sanjay Gokal in collaboration with Hollywood Action Master James Bomalick &  in association with Chitah Yagnesh Shetty,  on Saturday 17th Nov 2012 at Hotel Novatel, Juhu wherein important guests were famous television actor and winner of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 5 Gurmeet Choudhary, bollywood actor and winner of Big Boss Season 1 Rahul Roy, Producer Director Anand Girdhar and Anand Kumar director of film Zilla Ghaziabad. James Bomalick addressed and welcomed all guests. Live action were performed by Sanjay Gokal’s & Yagnesh’s student. Approximately entire media present on the occasion and guests gave a big applaud on this innovative step.

The main intention of this launch pad is to attract young youths toward martial art, Karate Guru Sanjay Gokal who is owner of India’s largest karate school said “The martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, they are practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development keeping this in mind we are starting ACTIONTEK INDIA”. Karate Guru Sanjay Gokal is the first ever Indian to receive 3 Hall of Fame medals from USA.  James Bomalick, has been involved in designing stunts / action sequences in Hollywood  blockbusters like Die-Hard V (yet to be released), Cloud Atlas, Mission Impossible IV, Bourne Supremacy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Mummy and more, in Bollywood we have seen his thrilling stunt in “Blue”, he has worked with Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta and Zayed Khan . Chitah Yagnesh Shetty is a renowned Martial Artist, Producer of ‘Hum Tumpe Marte Hain’ starring Govinda-Urmila Matondkar. He is a name to reckon with in film production, action and martial art.

Based at Mumbai, ActionTek India will cater to Indian Film Industry; Bollywood, South, Punjabi and will also serve to Tv Reality shows, Ad film production house apart then providing training and learning the art and technique to Aspiring Actors and other students. Bollywood’s own Producer- Action Director Chitah Yagnesh Shetty will take care of its operations from Mumbai head office. With heavyweights from Hollywood and Bollywood coming together, Action is all set to reach new heights with the local availability of techniques and equipments.

Full details at:  www.filmytown.com

16 November, 2012

Disney TV channel celebrates Mickey Mouse's birthday on 18 November

Mickey Mouse - From being the mischievous and adventurous troublemaker when he was first created, to a lovable, cheerful hero, he has always been known as a universal symbol of friendship and family values.

The world's most popular mouse, Mickey Mouse, celebrates his birthday on November 18 with a very special line-up of varied and entertaining Mickey programming.

Mickey was born out of necessity when Walt discovered he had lost the rights to his previous character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. In 1932 a special Academy Award was given to Walt Disney for the creation of Mickey Mouse.

In 2004 Mickey and the Gang starred in two brand new feature-length animations released direct to video. The first title is ‘The Three Musketeers’, launched in August 2004, and the second is ‘Twice Upon a Christmas’, released in December 2004, featuring five all new stories. This was Mickey’s first ever 3D CGI (computer generated imagery) cartoon.

Disney characters then unite for a colorful and witty comic adventure in the musical, full-length movie based on the timeless tale “The Three Musketeers” starring Mickey, Donald and Goofy at 12 noon.

Fans can also catch up and enjoy with Mickey Mouse on Disney Junior – the channel, where a marathon line-up of Mickey Mouse Club House, Minnie’s Bowtoons and Mouskersize will be aired from 10am to 3pm.

For more details :  www.filmytown.com

Minissha Lamba now feels secure on the sets of Zilla Ghaziabad

Special security for Minissha Lamba for Zilla Ghaziabad shoot


Zilla (District) Ghaziabad is not one of the safest places for a lady to walk alone even in the afternoon and when the lady is as hot as Minissha Lamba, she definitely deserves security to be safe and sound.

Incidentally, there was a breach of security on the first day of the shooting for the film. There after arrangements were immediately done to provide utmost care and safety for this celebrity.

While shooting in Ghaziabad (which is known for its high crime rate) for her forthcoming film Zilla Ghaziabad, special care was taken for Minissha Lamba’s safety. She was always accompanied by 4 security guards whenever she used to step out of the hotel. In fact, there were always 2 security guards outside her hotel room.

More details at; www.filmytown.com

Arshad and Imraan look similar in their films

They almost look similar in their get ups, Arshad Warsi Zilla Ghaziabad and Imraan Khan in Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola.
Besides Arshad Warsi and Imraan Khan sharing the same release date, they even share the same look for the film. Arshad who is playing the role of Mahender Fauji in Zilla Ghaziabad will be seen spotting a beard which is striking similar to what Imraan is seen in Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola.
Now whose look is inspired by whom that’s a big question…?
More details at: www.filmytown.com

14 November, 2012

Rakhi Sawant on this Diwali - Exclusive pics

Rakhi Sawant celebrated Dipawali with her mother at her new home in Goregaon West 

First Images of Roland Emmerich's WHITE HOUSE DOWN

Director Roland Emmerich’s WHITE HOUSE DOWN would be releasing in India on 19 July 2013
Director of WHITE HOUSE DOWN is Roland Emmerich who was also credited for 2012 the movie, 10,000 BC, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, Godzilla and Independence Day.

Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group.
Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

More pictures and details of WHITE HOUSE DOWN at:  www.filmytown.com

Bombshell Veena Malik "Boom Booms" in Hyderabad

She is now in India, and loves Indian festivals. The Diwali festival is not just a favourite with a common man, but is also considered auspicious by the Bollywood Bombshell Veena Malik.

On the occasion of diwali she was seen celebrating with her Telugu movie Director Rama Rao residence in Hyderabad. Hot and sexy diva was seen in mood to rock this diwali with “Boom”.

She says, “Diwali is a festival of light and colour, I am very happy to celebrate Diwali with Rama Raoji. It’s fun to light Diyas, crackers, fuljhadi and rockets. As it’s my second diwali I love to share this moment with all my fans”.
She is busy on her debut Telugu movie “Nagna Satyam” which is directed by Rama Rao and produced by Chadalavada Srinivasa Rao under Anuradha films banner.
 “I love seeing lights all around me. Hyderabad looks like a lovely bride during Diwali. And it’s great to see people finally taking time off from their hectic lives in this fast-paced city to enjoy some time with dear ones”,  adds Veena.
Lets then wish for Veena, that this Diwali turns out to be a blessing from “Maa Lakshmi” as she had performed Lakshmi Puja for wealth and success.

More pics of Veena's Diwali celebrations at:  www.filmytown.com

Son of Sardar - A Romantic Action flick

A fun filled action comedy for the family

Son of Sardaar is a remake of Telugu movie Maryada Ramanna directed by S. S. Rajamouli. This Bollywood comedy-romance drama is directed by Ashwni Dhir.

The basic theme of this films is purely Indian. Mehmaan to Bhagwaan hota hai. Which implies that certain families in India treat a guest like a God. Incidently it is from Ashwini Dhir, who directed the 2010 hit film Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge which had a somewhat similar theme about a guest in the house.

(Jassi) Ajay Devgn resides in the UK and gets an official note reminding him about his succession of his family property in Phagwara, Punjab in India. So he comes to India, and from Delhi, while alighting the train to Punjab, he comes across Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha).

This simpleton Sikh from the UK is so impressed with the girl that he loses his balance somewhat, which creates funny situations en route the train journey to Punjab.

This one is a great bollywood masala romance which is fit for the Diwali occasion.
Son of Sardar is entertaining in parts, while it is Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt who star in action scenes, ably supported by Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh.

Full review and more pics of this film at:

13 November, 2012

Devshi Khanduri wishes Happy Diwali to all our Filmy Town readers

This “fire-cracker” in an explosive photo shoot this Diwali, prepares herself her role in Bollywood Film “The City That Never Sleeps”.

Bollywood fuljhadi Devshi Khanduri is ready to gearing up for Diwali the festival of lights. To celebrate this occasion, the gorgeous actress will give you a very special gift in a firecracker packet which is called “Devshi Bomb”.  She had done a very hot, bold and sizzling photo-shoot for her upcoming movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which is produced by Satish Reddy and directed by Haroon Rashid. Devshi was seen titillating with firecracker on camera which was very sparking and burn fire within us.

Rani Disappointing, Sridevi impresses in her comeback.

Rani Mukherjee must be repenting having signed Aiyya as her comeback film. More so, this film attached significant importance for this starlet who is in the evening of her career.

Sridevi exhalts in a scene from English Vinglish

It is Sridevi who is lucky to have made her comeback with English Vinglish.

English Vinglish is the story of Shashi Godbole (Sridevi), a woman who doesn’t know English and is made to feel insecure about this by her family and society at large.

The film though light-hearted is about the touching and transformational journey of Shashi.

Gone is the glamorous Hawa Hawai image, and it is just plain Indian woman and her simplicity which is very impressive.

There are a few unrealistic scenes that of a daughter who feels embarrassed to take her mom for PTA meetings, even sniggers at her mothers English, and then that of a smart entrepreneur hindi speaking lady just turning dumb while travelling on a flight to the US. Towards the end it is even so slow in pace, but overall it is a feel good film.

Complete film reviews of Aiyya and English Vinglish :

Chirag Patil turns producer with his upcoming Bollywood thriller - Villa

Sandip Patil's (ex cricketer) talented son Chirag Patil prefers Bollywood over this much hyped sport. Chirag made his bollywood debut in Le Gaya Saddam and is turning into production.

This handsome dude is now producing VILLA . Villa is a psychological thriller. Being a son of a cricketer, the game didn’t inspire Chirag. When asked Chirag about his home production ‘Villa’ he said “Villa Is A

Psychological Thriller about a Psychology Professor Arjun (played by himself), who shifts into his father’s Old Villa with his newly married wife Rhea (played by Sai Tamhanker).

The newly wedded bride starts experiencing weird things in there.

“Villa is a thriller which unveils a mystery” adds Chirag, mentioning that he is plans to come up with few more good films in the coming year.

More details at:  www.filmytown.com