31 January, 2016

Saala Khadoos – movie review

Saala Khadoos – movie review

Rating: ***

R Madhavan plays a failed, disheartened retired boxer who now, is a coach of women’s boxing for the Indian Boxing Federation. Being true to his profession and the country, this nutty coach has the uncanny ability to spot budding talent.
He comes up with a convincing and extremely realistic performance of a true and honest coach who puts all his efforts, time (and money) in nuturing raw talent.
Being a true boxing coach, he cannot accept anything mediocre in his budding women boxers. Nothing less.

27 January, 2016

Swara Bhaskar: I am a very greedy actor

Having been part of two 100 crore grosser – Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo last year, Swara Bhaskar has an interesting line up of films releasing in 2016.
The talented actress will be seen portraying a challenging character in her upcoming movie, Anaarkali Aaraawaali wherein she plays the title role of Anarkali, a local singer of live performances of lewd and double-meaning songs and Nil Battey Sannata in which she plays the role of a determined mother of a stubborn teenager.
The versatile actor admits that she is very particular about the roles she decides to do. “I am not someone who picks up roles that I don’t want to do.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/i-am-greedy-actor-swara-bhaskar/#sthash.aiXNszlP.dpuf

25 January, 2016

Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 – movie review (Adult Comedy)

India's first Porn-com

While the first two films, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) & Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012) were trend-setters, Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 - the third installment of Kya Kool Hai Hum series disappoints.

Claimed as India’s first porn-com, the 3rd part has the least of genuine comedy content, and as regards the erotica – it has the lowest level of cheap gestures which can hardly ‘arouse’ interest among just out of college gals and guys.

The story revolves around two money-hungry friends, Kanhaiya and Rocky, who get trapped in the international adult film industry.

24 January, 2016

Airlift - Hindi movie review

Airlift is about the plight of 170000 Indians stuck in Kuwait when Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein attacked and annexed Kuwait.
It is about one person’s true grit of helping his countrymen escape from a hopeless situation in the war zone.
Ranjit Katyal(Akshay Kumar) is a go-getter and ace negotiator, he hobnobs with the powers that be of Kuwait Royal family and feels and believes himself to be a Kuwaiti then an Indian.
He lives a lavish life with his wife Amrita (Nimrit Kaur – pleasing) and his daughter. All this changes overnight as Iraq invades Kuwait and all his contacts in the royal family have fleed leaving the country to the Iraqi army.
He is desperate to leave the country but the General in charge of Kuwait demands 100000 dollars, mean time seeing the plight of the people of Indian origin in his office and their relatives who have taken refuge in his office he has a change of heart and decides to take the baton in his hands.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/airlift-movie-review/#sthash.MTkMhIH6.dpuf

22 January, 2016

Main Khudiram Bose Hun: Sushant Sahni’s filmy debut

Sushant Sahni plays the character of Praful Chakki in the just launched film ‘Main Khudiram Bose Hun’. The film is based on the earliest freedom struggle sometime around 1890 when the British ruled over India is about the life of Khudiram Bose, the lesser know patriotic leader. 
Praful Chakki is an accomplice to Khudiram Bose. This young teenagers are selected for a mission to eliminate Kingsfort, a ruthless British officer who treated Indians as slaves and the atrocities of this satanic British officer had reached its height.
Praful Chakki is an important character in Khudiram Bose’s life. Praful’s background is that his father was an upright school teacher and a freedom fighter who was mercilessly killed by Kingsfort. This young boy’s sole mission in life is to avenge his father’s death by killing the tyrant.
Sushant reveals a bit about Praful Chakki’s life, “Despite meticulous planning, this duo unfortunately miss the target, and while on the run, Khudiram Bose is captured by the British soldiers, Praful Chakki prefered to end his own life by shooting himself.”
Sushant is from Uttar Pradesh and makes his debut in the filmytown with this film. He was associated with the writer Dheeraj Mishra during the research and scripting of this freedom struggle drama.
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Love Shagun is my directoral debut: Saandesh Nayak

Saandesh Nayak is actor turned director. Love Shagun is his debut film as a director, a director without any previous experience in direction, not even as an assistant director.
Saandesh humbly accepts, “I have never assisted any director before, nor attained director knowledge thru academics.”
However, that doesn’t imply that he is a novice in filmy town.
1987 was the year of the stepping stone towards acting when he was a part of theatre in Bhopal. Subsequently there have been numerous Television Serials like Say Salaam India, CID and DD Serials. He has even anchored ETC Seasons.
He has been on TV, theatre and films, and worth a mention is Mansoor Khan’s Josh (2000) which signifies the fact that he isn’t an outsider in Bollywood. He is one of the founders of the Web TV channel – Bumper clap online
Read the full interview at:

21 January, 2016

Mandira Bedi alongwith her son unveil Carter’s merchandise

America’s leading brand of children’s clothing, gifts and accessories to be available at BabyOye stores across India

January 20, 2016, Mumbai: Mahindra Retail, a part of the USD 16.9 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that it will be bringing Carter’s Inc. (NYSE:CRI), America’s leading brand of children’s clothing, gifts and accessories, to its chain of BabyOye stores across India.
Mahindra plans to open 40 Store-in-Stores at BabyOye outlets in 15 cities across India and online at babyoye.com beginning in January 2016.
Actor Mandira Bedi, a long time Carter’s fan, unveiled the merchandise along with her son, Vir. In addition to Zhooben Bhiwandiwala, Chairman, Mahindra Retail, Prakash Wakankar, CEO, Mahindra Retail and Kevin Corning, Executive Vice President – International, Carter’s Inc., Deanna Abdeen, Deputy Principal Officer, US Consulate was also present, highlighting the significance of a historic American brand marking its presence in India.
“We are delighted to welcome Carter’s to our stores in India. With a legacy dating back to 1865, Carter’s is one of America’s most trusted brands and this partnership is part of our strategic vision to offer young mothers the best of world-class products that encompass the entire spectrum of baby and child care needs.

Slow, steady strides in Bollywood: Avinash Dwivedi

“My dream of working in Bollywood is steadily taking shape”, says Avinash Dwivedi.

Meet Avinash Dwivedi – a tall and lean guy having boy-next-door looks with an intense gaze. There is something menacing in his eyes that keeps you mesmerized while speaking to him in person.
Acting has always been his passion since long. Having gathered great experiences in Theatres and creative contemporary projects, Bollywood is where his eyes are set.
Recent evolution of artful and contemporary Bollywood cinema has inspired him to work even harder.
Most aspiring actors today, wish to make their debut in filmy town in a film as the ‘Hero’, yet Avinash Dwivedi made his debut in Bollywood as a Villain, as according to him, the range he got to show was tremendous in “Ranbanka”.

Even the director of his debut film “ Ranbanka”, Aryeman Ramsay made his own bold debut with this film.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/slow-steady-strides-bollywood-avinash-dwivedi/#sthash.xkbpPbIp.dpuf

Manasi Scott’s new single ‘High’ released on Artistaloud

Reflect on life with Manasi Scott’s new single ‘High’
The dubstep track is available on Artistaloud.com

January 2016:

The multi-talented Manasi Scott is all set to uplift your spirits with a new international dubstep track titled ‘High’.

The song is now exclusively available on Artistaloud. com, the one-stop destination for commercial and independent talents.
The energetic and inspiring song was written by Manasi herself in just 5 minutes.
The song has been produced by Mr. Doss who added a remarkable music arrangement that perfectly synced with the melody and lyrics.

20 January, 2016

Taapsee Pannu’s dream shoot

Talented actress Taapsee Pannu has undergone a fashion evolution, the actress is rising as the new style diva of B-town. Post her sizzling look on the cover page of Maxim Magazine, the diva has yet again stunned us by her different looks for JFW Magazine.
One of the looks being of a Boho chic, Taapsee carried the look with significant charisma.The lass rocked the young, carefree and hippie look.
In another look she is donning glares and wearing a printed jacket, she looks voguish and hipster.
Also, one of it is the no make-up look, the actress is looking gorgeous, she is looking so appealing with her natural beauty in the no make-up look.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/taapsee-pannus-dream-shoot/#sthash.jtQMbawC.dpuf

Wave Cinemas, Eros forge a big Bollywood Alliance

Raju Chadha Chairman Wave Group, Sunil Lulla MD Eros International & Parag Sanghavi's Alumbra Entertainment have signed a multi film joint production & distribution deal. Seen as a big development in the Indian entertainment & film arena, this deal will see the three large players come together to create and produce an exciting and diverse array of content.

As a first step of this strategic alliance, the trio has joined hands with Abundantia Entertainment for a two-film deal that includes the remake of Hollywood hit, 'Chef' to star Saif Ali Khan and Nishikant Kamat's next film after John Abraham starrer Rocky Handsome. The alliance has also green-lit the third edition of the much-loved and successful 'Sarkar' franchise.

"Marrying good content with boxoffice success  will be our focus & we are happy to partner with likeminded big players," said Raju Chadha.

"We are excited at this collaboration & are happy to leverage the individual strengths of all partners. More importantly the audiences should look forward to some entertaining content arising from this collaboration, " said Sunil Lulla.

"Businesses thrive on synergy & I am glad that we were able to forge such a wonderful consortium which will bring forward some exciting and engaging cinema," said Parag Sanghavi, who along with Rahul Mittra, filmmaker & CEO Wave Cinemas was instrumental in structuring this deal.

Mittra & Parag are now busy planning the production of the above mentioned films, apart from locking other coveted big film projects for the coming year.

18 January, 2016

The 33 - Movie Reviw

The 33 bravehearts of the brotherhood

It is a true story about 33 miners who were trapped, lets say buried alive by the catastrophic collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper unstable mine for 68 days in San José Chile.
Though a true story and based on the novel ‘Deep Down Dark’ by Héctor Tobar has a beautifully crafted narrative.
The 33 was filmed on location in Chile’s harshly remote yet breathtakingly beautiful Atacama desert just kilometers away from where the event took place, and deep within two mines located in central Colombia.
It opens with the miners a motley crew of family men, drunks and happy go lucky men celebrate the retirement of their loved old colleague.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/the-33-movie-review/#sthash.OEk79NB7.dpuf

17 January, 2016

702 Dixit’s – Marathi film review

A small budget gripper from the Marathi stable

It could happen to you is the apt tagline. A day to day story a housemaid is thrown off the balcony of the flat 702 of Pune’s highrise Rosemary Society.
Kaavya (Gauri Nigudkar) and Yash Dixit (Vijay Andalkar) are a jet couple leading a blissful life along with their 10 yea old daughter Reva (Ruchi Jail).
Their perfect life comes to a grinding halt when the governess Asha (Anushree Junnarkar), they had hired a while back to take care of Reva, falls from their balcony and dies.
The man of the house has taken leave and is working from home. It is a point worth a wonder – It is a great boon or a bane of tech workers?

13 January, 2016

Meet UVIE - the male voice in JAWAANI LE DOOBI of Kya Kool Hai Hum 3
I tell my daddy who served in the Defence forces that I serve my country with my voice – UVIE
Filmy Town catches up with Uvie who has rendered the male voice which complements Kanika Kapoor’s song – Jawaani Le Doobi from the upcoming film ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3′.
UVIE began his career in association with T-Series where he used to render his voice to sing Bhajans. Simultaneously he has recorded re-mix versions of more than 100 Bhajans and then came a phase when realized that he was stuck at one point, and it was that burning itch within him which wanted to do filmy music.
“My funda is to put in all the effort in work, come up with good music, and then it is an universal fact that money always follows fame,” says this soft spoken lad who holds a M.A. Degree in Music vocal with distinction from Punjab University Chandigarh.

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09 January, 2016

Rajniesh Duggal, Swati Sharrma at Yatra 300

Morari Bapu, Rajniesh Duggall, Swati Sharrma, Rajiv Ruia & Pradeep Sharma attended  Acharya Ratnasunderji Maharaj Suriji's Yatra 300 at Sahitya samaroh Samiti in Sion, Mumbai

 Its an important achievement in the Indian history when Acharya Sri shall initiate the journey of 300th book, who has been trying to safeguard the Indian literature and its values. On this auspicious  occasion, a 10 days event called YATRA 300 is being organised to create worldwide positivity and Virtuousness. YATRA 300’s message is “FEEL THE CHANGE”. The event of YATRA 300 is being organised at Somaiya ground located at Chunnabhatti- Sion. 

Since Acharya Sri has been able to  make this memorable journey of literature with the blessings of Goddess Saraswati,  YATRA 300 will also witness the 40ft high idol of Goddess Saraswati and its temple. 

Due to Innate belief of followers on the famous Jain pilgrimage, Sankeshwar Tirth, a replica of Sankeshwar Tirth shall be `crafted for the first time in Mumbai. The key problem of today’s society is that the youth is distancing away from the traditions.  YATRA 300’s 4 Exhibitions Zone shall also try to re engage the youth community with the tradition. The 4 Exhibitions Zones are technology based zones. Out of which, the first zone is Fly Zone , the Smart city. The Smart City displays the collection of Acharya Sri 300 books in an innovative manner.The smart city has houses, schools, stock exchange,  malls, hospitals etc  and each one of this shares life saving message.  For instance, the  house displays  the family based books along with the techniques to revive the broken relationships, the school in the Smart City shall teach the importance of Moral Education through career guidance by Acharya Sri, the stock exchange in Smart City will teach us the conduct ethical behaviour in our professional life.

Morari Bapu, Actor Rajniesh Duggall, Singer Swati Sharrma, Director Rajiv Ruia & producer Pradeep Sharma came specially to attend the event.

DADDY's HOME - Movie Review

Rating: ****

Step-dad and biological dad’s one-up-manship brings laughs and life lessons in this family comedy film.
Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) is married to Sara (Linda Cardellini), who has 2 kids from a previous marriage to Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) who left soon after the birth of the second child. Will is ever longing to become a father and has always wanted to have his child too, unfortunately after an accident at the dentist’s, he is sterile.
Even though the kids convey hostility towards their step dad, but Will just sees the bright side to everything and keeps trying to win them over.
Mild-mannered radio executive Brad, working at a smooth jazz radio station, struggles to be a good stepfather for his wife Sara’s children Megan and Dylan.
- Read the full review and see more pics at:http://www.filmytown.com/movies/daddys-home-movie-review/…

05 January, 2016

B -town accolades Fitoor trailer

The trailer of Fitoor starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu released recently and left its audiences spellbound!

The theatrical trailer showcases elements of soulful romance mixed with mystery and intrigue.

While the trailer features a subtle blend of a hot and modest Aditya vouching for lady love Firdaus, Katrina's character Firdaus has a aura of intrigue.

The Fitoor Trailer have garnered tremendous positive response with the social media buzzing with reactions from all quarters.

The longing love story between Noor and Firdaus clearly depicts 'Yeh Ishq Nahi Aasaan'.

The trailer presents powerpacked dialogues mouthed by the cast in addition to soulful music composed by Amit Trivedi.

The stunning visuals set against the backdrop of Kashmir during the winters further gives a visual treat to its audiences.

Since its release, the trailer has been garnering positive responses from all quarters with BTown celebs accolading the trailer on social media.

Here are the B –Town celebrities who tweeted about the Trailer

Akshay Kumar Army -  I watched #FitoorTrailer Trailer really its awesome specialy MY fav #KatrinaKaif Love U you always rock !& #Aditya mean Outstaning
Kriti Sanon - @Abhishekapoor Absolutely LOVE the #Fitoor trailer!! super Fresh! Love the way its shot! Really looking fwd to the film!!
Rajkummar Rao -  What a beautiful trailer sir @Abhishekapoor. Can't wait to see the film. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLDoF7VfaQ … #Fitoor

Bejoy Nambiar ‏- Super trailer !! Looks fab
Hansal Mehta -  What a beautiful looking film #FitoorTrailer promises us. Wow, @Abhishekapoor! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLDoF7VfaQ …

Chetan Bhagat ‏-
 Big shoutout for @Abhishekapoor's beautiful #fitoortrailer http://bit.ly/FitoorTrailer

Sophie Choudry
 - Wow wow wow!!! It looks spectacular @Abhishekapoor #Fitoor #FitoorTrailer
Athiya Shetty -  Uff, what a beautiful trailer. Can't wait for this one. http://youtu.be/FZLDoF7VfaQ  All the best team #Fitoor @Abhishekapoor @CastingChhabra
Surveen - It's painting in motion,its breathtaking...It's the new colour of love,#FitoorTrailer @Abhishekapoor @CastingChhabrahttp://bit.ly/FitoorTrailer

Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 soft toy story

Producer Ekta Kapoor objectifies the 'men' in her next porn com!

Ekta apparently made one small but significant change in the lyrics of The naughty track 'oh boy' from her next film Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3.

While initially the ace music composers Sajid - Wajid had recorded the song with the girl singing ' oh boy, I am your soft toy', Ekta on hearing this insisted the song be re-recorded for the bombshell Mandana to instead address the boys Tusshar and Aftab as 'her' soft toys.

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Eventually the song was re-recorded with 'oh boy, you are my soft toy'.

Talk about women power!

The boys though seem to enjoy being Mandana's soft toy!

The Action Jacksons of 2015

A list of girls who played tough characters in their films released in the year gone by.
Taapsee Pannu in ‘Baby’
The talented actress amused the audiences with her breath-taking action sequence in the film ‘Baby’. The actress played an Indian spy part of a covered mission. She was seen in a tough role.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ‘Jazba’
The blue eyed actress was seen doing some action moves in her film ‘Jazba’. She played a single mother and lawyer by profession whose daughter gets kidnapped. The actress blown us with her power packed performance.
Deepika in ‘Bajirao Mastani’
Deepika Padukone played a warrior princess in the film. She gazed the silver screen when used swords to shed some blood in the action sequences. The actress truly lived up to her character making her fans go gaga over her performance.
Amy Jackson in ‘Singh is Bliing’
Amy Jackson did some kick-ass action stunts in her film ‘Singh is Bling’. The actress who was seen opposite the Khiladi Kumar surprised us with her action moves. The actress who looked delicate also kicked lot of butts proving her versatility as an actor.
Anushka Sharma in NH10
Anushka Sharma stunned the audiences by her thriller film ‘NH10′. The actress who played a corporate lady, meets with some mishap events which make her do some serious thrilling action moves. The actress was highly appreciated for her role in the film.
These beauties definitely know to kick some butts!
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/the-action-jacksons-2015/

Monster Hunt - Movie Review

This 3D Fantasy adventure live animation film has become the highest grossing film across China.

Monster Hunt carries a message to understand and accept differences between people, communities and to see the world through others’ perspective which would foster more understanding between the people across the globe.
In a fantasy ancient world based on medieval China, monsters ruled the land. Then came human’s all-out war in an attempt to seize the land. In its final days, they outwitted the monsters and succeeded in driving them into the dark mountains.

Ever since, monsters were forbidden to step into the land again. If they were found, they would be captured and exterminated.

For all these years, the two races have lived in their separate worlds, until the birth of a new monster king who would reshape the balance of power and bring in the new world order.

2016 belongs to Sports Based Films

2016 will see a slew of sports-based stories on the big screen.

Salman Khan will be seen wrestling and trying out mixed martial arts in director Ali Abbas Zafar’s Sultan.

Aamir Khan will play ex-wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in director Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal, which is based on the struggles Phogat had to face to train his daughters in wrestling.

Also, cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life will be brought to the silver screen by Sushant Singh Rajput, in director Neeraj Pandey’s biopic on the ODI Indian skipper.

On the other hand, R Madhavan stars in Saala Khadoos (SK), a sports drama revolving around boxing.

“Earlier, film-makers usually made movies that were considered safe, like love stories, action films, etc. Also, most of the sports-based films that were attempted in the earlier decades didn’t do well, so no one ventured into that territory for many years. Now is a good time as far as the variety in plots is concerned, because film-makers are trying different kinds of stories. I’m glad that more sports films are now being made in India,” says film-maker Rajkumar Hirani, who has produced SK. He adds, “Sports films are usually about the triumph of an underdog, and they make you feel good. Such movies are happy films.”

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04 January, 2016

Handbook on preparing for career in acting
For a career in acting, an aspirant works tremendously on his physique, on his looks, learning the dance steps, acting skills and those lucky ones in the metros, join acting schools, but the question looming large is how many of them work on their audition skills?
No matter how well trained an aspiring actor is or mastered his skills in acting, dancing, fights, etc, ultimately it is his efforts in the best shots he takes in presenting himself in the acting studio which could lead him up the ladder or vice versa.
It is in the audition room that where several actors are tried (put to test) to perform their part, and directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali would leave no stone un-turned to find the right person even for a character’s role in his films.
Manoj Ramola, ace casting director has compiled his decade long experience as a book- Audition Room with a view to provide in-deph understanding of the glamour world for budding actors. ‘Audition Room’ fills in a huge need gap that millions of aspiring actors stumble upon on an everyday basis while chasing their celluloid dreams.
- Read the full article and book reviw at: http://www.filmytown.com/handbook-preparing-career-acting/…