Archive for October 2008




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Awesome Translated Bentee Chaupai written by the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
This hymn was song by Rajinder Singh (UK) Sikh Missionary Society

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gautam gambhir sledging and fighting with shane watson and simon katich in 3rd test delhi

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Two years ago, Rohit Shetty came up with a breezy entertainer GOLMAAL, which, most people agree, is the capable director's finest work to date. The comic scenes hit the right notes and buttons. Perhaps, that must've prompted its producers [Shree Ashtavinayak] and Rohit to continue with the GOLMAAL series.

But GOLMAAL RETURNS treats the viewer like a nitwit, with zero brains. No-brainer laughathons have worked in the past and people have catapulted these films to 'must watch again and again' category. But GOLMAAL RETURNS is simply unbearable!

35 years ago, the Kiran Kumar - Radha Saluja comedy AAJ KI TAZAA KHABAR [1973] is the inspiration for GOLMAAL RETURNS. No issues with that, it's an interesting concept. But screenplay writer Yunus Sajawal makes a mincemeat of the material, so much so that your head starts aching after a point and you want to tear your hair in disgust.

Seriously, what was the writer thinking when he came up with a pathetic screenplay? And how did a talented director like Rohit Shetty agree to ride on it? And how could an accomplished actor like Ajay Devgan green signal this enterprise? Questions, questions, questions…

GOLMAAL RETURNS was never meant to be a thinking man's film, but the attitude is, no-brainer comedies have worked and this one will work too. To give the credit where it's due, a few jokes/sequences involving Tusshar and Shreyas do bring a smile on your face, but in the absence of a tight screenplay, the film falls like a pack of cards.

Final word? Golmaal hai bhai script golmaal hai!


Gopal [Ajay Devgan], who lives with his wife Ekta [Kareena Kapoor], sister Esha [Amrita Arora] and brother-in-law Lucky [Tusshar Kapoor], gets stuck in a yacht after saving an attractive woman Meera [Celina Jaitly] from some goons. Both end up spending the night on the yacht and when he comes home the next day, his painfully suspicious wife, who is also a hardcore fan of the saas-bahu serials, smell fish.

Gopal knows it's going to be hard to quell her suspicion, so he concocts a cock-and-bull story about having stayed the night with a fictitious friend called Anthony Gonsalves. Ekta refuses to buy his yarn and writes to Anthony [on a fictitious address given to her by Gopal], asking him to visit her.

Gopal convinces his junior at work, Laxman [Shreyas Talpade], to pretend to be Anthony. Everything goes according to plan till the real Anthony turns up.

If that isn't complication enough for Gopal, a dead body is discovered at the location where he had saved Meera. The Investigating Officer, Madhav [Arshad Warsi], who is Esha's boyfriend and also who cannot stand the sight of Gopal, learns that the latter had been missing from home that eventful night and begins checking on him.

A sequel carries the baggage of humungous expectations. And you definitely expect GOLMAAL RETURNS to be a step forward. The makers had thundered, "GOLMAAL RETURNS is bigger, it's better" and that raises the bar. But the film is such a put off.

Writer Yunus Sajawal takes an interesting premise, but instead of upgrading it, only downgrades it with lacklustre situations. The writing is so weak, so lifeless that after a point you sit motionless, looking at the goings-on mechanically, instead of being a participant.

A few sequences do entertain you, but they're few and far between. Not enough to camouflage the defects. In view of the fact that the writing is so weak, there's not much that director Rohit Shetty can do to save the ship from sinking. However, the dialogues are howlarious. Music is not as inspiring. 'Tha Karke' is the best track, while 'Tu Saala' [well promoted] isn't there in the film and 'Meow' comes during the end credits. And you're exasperated by then!


GOLMAAL RETURNS belongs to Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade. Tusshar is terrific yet again, the real scene stealer, while Shreyas displays his comic side very well. Both, in fact, provide respite to the viewer. Ajay Devgan is likable. Kareena does the suspicious wife act well. Celina stays on your mind even after the show is over.

Arshad Warsi is relegated to the backseat. Amrita Arora is strictly okay. Anjana Sukhani gets no scope. Vrajesh Hirjee is alright. Sharat Saxena, Rakhi Vijan, Sanjay Mishra, Murli Sharma, Mukesh Tiwari and Ashwini Kalsekar fill in the blanks.

On the whole, there's tremendous curiosity to watch GOLMAAL RETURNS and the terrific promotion has only enhanced the excitement. But the film is a major letdown in terms of content. Barring a few jokes and gags, this GOLMAAL pales when compared to its first part. At the box-office, expect a terrific start for the film, but GOLMAAL RETURNS lacks the power to stand on its feet after the initial euphoria settles down.

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Are you ready for an expose on the fashion industry? Where designers pass off 'Indira Market, Bangkok' stuff as their own creation. Where ad agency/fashion mag honchos call the shots. Wild lifestyles, backstage dramas, wardrobe malfunction, casting couch… ouch, ouch, ouch!

Madhur Bhandarkar, the undisputed king of realistic fares, comes up with yet another hard-hitting film that enlightens you, moves you, motivates and deflates you, even shocks and surprises you and of course, entertains you.

The solid reason why FASHION works is because Madhur brings alive everything you've read in newspapers or watched on TV as an outsider, to the big screen. And that works and how!

But let's not give the subject material all importance, for Madhur's handling of the subject is exemplary. Madhur dresses up his mannequins well, but most importantly, infuses life in those prime bodies. A number sequences leave you tongue-tied [more on that later].

But there's a hitch. And this problem tones down the impact considerably. The running tine of almost 2.40 hours makes you restless, especially the penultimate 25-odd minutes. Yet, all said and done, FASHION has all it takes to be the showstopper this Diwali!

FASHION tells the story of a small-town girl with a dream and the determination to make it a reality. Meghna [Priyanka Chopra] is ambitious, she wants to attain the status of a supermodel. She realises her dreams and rises to walk the ramps for leading designers across India.

But Meghna has to pay the price for her fame and her journey to the top. Her career starts sliding downwards. In this journey of Meghna, she encounters a number of people. Most importantly, Shonali [Kangna Ranaut] and Janet [Mugdha Godse]. Also, Abhijit Sareen [Arbaaz Khan], a tycoon who controls the fashion industry.

CHANDNI BAR, PAGE 3, SATTA, CORPORATE, TRAFFIC SIGNAL -- every Madhur Bhandarkar film has a new story to tell and he tells it most convincingly. In fact, Madhur strikes a fine balance between realism and entertainment in every film. Given the fact that FASHION is all about the fashion industry, the narrative is inevitably filled with lots of glam-n-glitz moments. The fashion shows, the stunning models, the superb styling, the vibrant colours and the behind the scenes drama is worth every penny spent on the ticket.

But it's not just ramp shows and style-n-fashion here. There's a story running concurrently -- of three models. One, the rise of an unknown into a supermodel. Two, the fall of a supermodel to dust. Three, the ambitious model not achieving success, but opting for a marriage of convenience.

While Madhur has handled the theme as if he were an insider, this review would be incomplete if you ignore two major sequences that are simply outstanding. One, Kangna's wardrobe malfunction and two, when Priyanka exposes Arbaaz to his wife [Suchitra Pillai].


Mahesh Limaye's cinematography captures every aspect of the fashion industry to the fullest. The screenplay [Madhur Bhandarkar, Anuradha Tiwari, Ajay Monga] is perfect, except for the penultimate portions. Niranjan Iyengar's dialogues are fantastic. Nitin Chandrakant Desai's production design is truly upmarket. The costumes and styling are top notch, a feast for the eyes. Salim-Sulaiman's music is well synchronised as well. 'Mar Jaava' and 'Jalwa' are lilting creations.

Madhur places immense trust on Priyanka and she is remarkable all through, more towards the second hour. Post AITRAAZ, FASHION is another medal that shines the brightest when you look at her body of work. But the real star is Kangna. Her role may not be as lengthy as that of Priyanka, but the actress pitches in an awesome performance. Her confidence at the very start is infectious and her overall performance deserves an ovation.


Mugdha Godse is, again, supremely confident. She has dum. Arbaaz Khan is first-rate. Arjan Bajwa does well. Harsh Chhaya, the gay designer, stands out with a realistic performance. Ashwin Mushran, Priyanka's confidante, is top notch. Samir Soni is good. Suchitra Pillai and Kittu Gidwani are effectual. Raj Babbar and Kiran Juneja are seasoned in such roles.

On the whole, FASHION has tremendous curiosity value and also shock value for the Indian audiences. Its subject -- the behind the scenes working and drama of the fashion industry -- is its USP. At the box-office, the pre-release hype and buzz will ensure a successful run for the film. Its business at multiplexes mainly should be bountiful. However, trimming the film will only help; not only will it enhance the film, but also its business. Must watch!

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For the first time ever, Mumbai city has seen a shootout inside a public bus. At around ten on Monday morning, a passenger shot at another inside a BEST bus. The gunman was later shot dead by the police. He has been identified as Rahul Raj. He boarded the double-decker bus that runs between Andheri and Kurla.

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'NOT 4 SALE' ALBUM IN STORES NOW!!!
KARDINAL 'DANGEROUS' feat. AKON (Official Video)
AVAILABLE on iTUNES Now!
The 1st Single from
Kardinal Offishall "NOT 4 SALE"
Album in Stores SEPTEMEBER 9TH!!!

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Diwali Mela at New York City 2008, Manhattan South East SeaPort Pier 17, Fire Works,Crackers,Festival

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MUMBAI EX-SHOWROOM PRICE--65000 /-

SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES:-
Name: FZ16
Type: Naked
Top Speed: 132kph
Fuel Consumption:
City 36.00
Fuel Consumption:
Highway 47.00

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement: 153cc
Engine: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Maximum Power: 14bhp@7500rpm
Maximum Torque: 13.6Nm@6000rpm
Gears: 5 Manual
Clutch: Constant Wet Multi Plate
Bore: 58
Stroke: 57.9
No. of Cylinders: 1
Valve Per Cylinder: 4
Chassis Type: Diamond
Cooling Type: Air Cooling

DIMENSIONS
Length: 1975.00 mm
Width: 770.00 mm
Height: 1045.00 mm

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 126.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 160.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 12.00 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1335.00 mm
Headlamp: 12V35W / 35W+35W
Wheel Type: 5 Spoke Alloys
Wheel Size: 100/60 - 140/60 mm
Tubeless:
Colors: Lava Red, Midnight Black and Flaming Orange

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY
Suspension(Front): Telescopic
Suspension(Rear): Monocross
Brakes: 267mm Hydraulic Disc
Brakes(Rear): Drum
Stand Alarm: yes

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Fuel Guage: Digital
Self Start: yes
Tacho Meter: Digital
Trip Meter: Digital-1
Alloys: yes
Speedometer: Digital
Step-up Seat: yes
Pass-light: yes
Low Fuel Indicator: yes
Low Oil Indicator: yes
Low Battery Indicator: yes

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Sensex falls below 8000 mark, Gunman killed in shoot-out in BEST bus, and much
more. For more news and updates keep logging our website headlinesindia.com

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'Golmaal Returns' promises fun unlimited, Harbhajan, Mona Singh are 'Ek Khiladi
Ek Haseena' winners and more. For more news keep logging our website headlinesindia.com

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Sonam Kapoor set the ramp on blaze at the 'Gitanjali Fashion Week' for designer Tarun Tahiliani in Mumbai recently. Let's watch what they have to say about it.

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On the 3rd day of 'Gitanjali Fashion Week' Bollywood actresses Sameera Reddy and Kim Sharma set the ramp on fire for designers Raghavendra Rathod and Arjun Khanna respectively. Let's watch what they have to say about it.

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Kim Sharma strutted down the ramp enjoying an ice cream cone for Arjun Khanna's at Lakme Fashion Week. The collection titled Ice Cream was offered in delicious vanilla color with an ice-cream parlor set on the ramp

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desi girl full song from film dosana with abhieshek bhachan , priyanka chopra and john abraham...
karan johar
hindi film movie 2008

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shut up & bounce full song dostana new hindi movie 2009 shut up and bounce new hindi movie full song new hindi movie promo new bollywood movie trailer new hindi movie full song

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Aamir Khan pumps up his muscles to killer extent for upcoming 'Ghajini', and declares the workouts were tough!

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7 Things featured on her brand new album Breakout available in stores and on iTunes July 22, 2008. Get it now at http://www.mileycyrus.com

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Chota Packet Bada Dhamaal is a dancing and singing reality show where children compete with each other. Chota Packet Bada Dhamaal is the children version of Ek Se Badhkar Ek and the judges are Rakhi Sawant, Kunal Kohli and Annu Kapoor. The show has pairs where one child dancer and one child singer compete with other pairs. Some of the famous participants are Tanmay, Vashundhara, Rohanpreet and Amir Hafeez.

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 11--Roshni Chopra

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 10-Gaurav-Jasveer

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 9--Varun Badola-Rajeshwari Sachdev

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 8-Krishna &Kashmera

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 7-Aamir-SANJEEDA

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 6-RAM KAPOOR

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 5-MOUNI ROY

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 4-R0NIT ROY SHWETA TIWARI

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 2-SHWETA SALVE

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DIWALI HUNGAMA---26th October 2008--PART 1-Ram Kapoor-Mona

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Kareena Kapoor with her sister Karishma Kapoor on Nach Baliye 4 on October 24 in the special Diwali episode. Kareena will judge Nach Baliye 4 with her sister Karishma Kapoor, Farah Khan and Arjun Rampal. She came to Nach Baliye 4 to promote her upcoming movie Golmaal Returns which has got Ajay Devgan, Tusshar Kapoor, Celina Jaitley, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Arora, Anjana Sukhani, Rakhi Vijan of Bigg Boss 2 and many others. In the first episode of this year's show sexy hot Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, Sajid and Olympic medalist Vijender Kumar came to the show and Shahrukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Bobby Deol and other Bollywood celebrities wished all the judges and contestants

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Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Bilaaval on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj Ang 829
raag bilaaval mehalaa 5 dhupadhae ghar 9
Raag Bilaaval, Fifth Mehla, Du-Paday, Ninth House:

ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh ||
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

aapehi mael leae ||
He Himself merges us with Himself.

jab thae saran thumaaree aaeae thab thae dhokh geae ||1|| rehaao ||
When I came to Your Sanctuary, my sins vanished. ||1||Pause||

thaj abhimaan ar chi(n)th biraanee saadhheh saran peae ||
Renouncing egotistical pride and other anxieties, I have sought the Sanctuary of the Holy Saints.

jap jap naam thumhaaro preetham than thae rog kheae ||1||
Chanting, meditating on Your Name, O my Beloved, disease is eradicated from my body. ||1||

mehaa mugadhh ajaan agiaanee raakhae dhhaar dheae ||
Even utterly foolish, ignorant and thoughtless persons have been saved by the Kind Lord.

kahu naanak gur pooraa bhaettiou aavan jaan rehae ||2||1||126||
Says Nanak, I have met the Perfect Guru; my comings and goings have ended. ||2||1||126||

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Jog your memory a bit. Samir Karnik's first two movies [KYUN HO GAYA NA, NANHE JAISALMER] have been critical and commercial disasters. But Samir has assembled an impressive cast for his new outing HEROES. The billboards look really impressive. You think, chalo, dekhte hain, will Samir deliver this time? Will his fortunes change for better? Come to think of it, you saunter into the auditorium with zilch expectations. HEROES is an underdog.

Before we delve any further, let's clear a few misconceptions pertaining to this film. Just because the promos highlight the men in uniform, it doesn't mean HEROES is a 'war film'. Sure, it talks about love for the nation, but HEROES is not anti-Pakistan, is not jingoistic either, is nowhere close to BORDER, LOC and the likes, in terms of content.
HEROES talks about a journey undertaken by two boys and the three letters they've to deliver to the families of the deceased. HEROES is more of an emotional experience, how each family copes with life after their beloved has become a martyr.

Besides evoking strong emotions, HEROES also arouses strong patriotic feelings. There're moments in the film that compel you to salute those who guard our nation, so that we can sleep in peace. At the end, the message it delivers is simple -- You don't have to be a soldier to love your country.

Back to the two pertinent questions we raised at the outset. Question 1, Does Samir deliver? HEROES is a revelation. Cinema is all about narrating stories and Samir proves that he's a proficient storyteller. Question 2, will he prove lucky this time? Well, HEROES has all it takes to strike a chord, with family audiences mainly. The moments linger in your memory much after the show has concluded.

Final verdict? HEROES salutes the heroes who guard our nation. It's a powerful film. A moving experience!

HEROES is the story Sammy [Sohail Khan] and Ali [Vatsal Sheth] who travel a thousand miles to deliver three letters as a part of their film school assignment. But little do they know that the journey they have embarked upon will give a new meaning to their life.

HEORES unfolds in three chapters. But before that you get to see the wild side of two misled youth who don't take life seriously. The first chapter, Salman-Preity, is the highpoint of the film. The emotional moments in this chapter are worth applauding. Note the moments between Salman-Preity and also between the kid [Dwij Yadav] and the two youth. The scene at the Indo-Pak border -- the fence dividing the two nations -- is amazing. Watch Preity missing her husband and also embracing his uniform. Another brilliant stroke! This chapter deserves a 10 on 10 for its high emotional quotient and captivating performances.

Chapter 2 is slightly less impactful than Chapter 1. The portions between Sunny and Bobby are well executed, but the writing isn't as compelling. Yet, the fight sequence -- when a group of hooligans act smart with Sunny's girlfriend [Hrishitaa Bhatt] -- is superb. Sunny's 'dhai kilo ka haath' and the way it shatters the tiles on the floor leaves a strong impact. Watch this sequence with the masses and you'd only hear whistles and claps. Another scene from this chapter -- Sunny paying his last respects to Bobby -- is moving.

The third chapter [Mithun, Dino] is the softest link. Nothing wrong with the writing or its execution, but something is missing, the pace suddenly dips. The match in the end works mainly because it has been edited well.

Samir Karnik takes giant strides as a storyteller. Binod Pradhan and Gopal Shah's cinematography is top notch. The DOPs have done complete justice to the panoramic locales of North India. Sajid-Wajid's music is a major asset. 'Mannata' is the pick of the lot. What a soothing composition! Ditto for 'Makhana' [filmed on Sunny, Bobby]. Dialogues are magnificent at places.

The ones who leave the maximum impression in this multi-starrer are, in this order, Salman [superb; one of his finest works], Preity [outstanding; has spoken Punjabi so fluently], Sohail [pleasant surprise; evolving into a very fine actor], Sunny [very likeable] and Mithun Chakraborty [mature]. Bobby is effective in a cameo. Wish he would've got more footage. Vatsal Seth is decent. Dino is just about okay. Dwij Yadav is first-rate. Prateeksha Lonkar is fair. Amrita Arora and Ria Sen are passable.

On the whole, HEROES is a genuinely well-made film with strong emotions as its trump card. At the box-office, the pre-Diwali dull phase notwithstanding, it has the merits to climb the ladder with a strong word of mouth. The film deserves to be tax-exempted for its noble theme and noble intentions.

RATING : ***1/2

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The premier production house [Yash Raj Films] teams up with one of the biggest studios of West [Walt Disney Pictures] for an animation film. You expect this collaboration to yield incredible results. Animation movies like THE LION KING and SHREK have appealed to every strata of movie-going audience the world over. Although 'Made in India' animation films are making their way into our plexes, the results, most of the times, are amateurish.

But ROADSIDE ROMEO pulls it off. In terms of animation [Tata Elxsi/VCL], it's a step forward as compared to the other animation films. But there's a hitch: Hackneyed script [penned by debutante director Jugal Hansraj].

Films like LION KING or SHREK, even FINDING NEMO, worked because they were innovative concepts. They had interesting stories to tell. Plus, most importantly, they were rich in emotions. You'd laugh when they laughed, you'd cry when they cried, the writing was so effectual.


ROADSIDE ROMEO borrows from the masala films of 1980s. There's a hero, a heroine, the mandatory villain, plus love, problems, misunderstandings and conflict, but all's well that ends well. The story is predictable and worse, you don't feel for any of those characters you watch on screen.

Another factor that goes against the film is the fact that it lacks good music. Though the title track and also 'Chule Na' have been publicized, the impact is missing. Ideally, the makers should've gone ahead and incorporated the evergreen songs from their rich repertoire in this animation film. The kids would've loved it!

There's one more hiccup. Assuming that ROADSIDE ROMEO is mainly targeted at the kids, the dialogues by Charlie Anna, the villain who speaks in a South Indian accent, are difficult to decipher and comprehend [at times] even for adults. Imagine, how difficult it would be for the kids to grasp those lines.


Yet, despite the shortcomings, ROADSIDE ROMEO works because the second hour keeps you fairly engrossed. A few portions like the cat pretending to be the pretty Laila on a date with Charlie Anna is amazing. Also, the culmination, a straight lift from the by-now-famous train ending from D.D.L.J., is equally enjoyable.

The voice-overs are perfect. Saif [Romeo] and Kareena [Laila] were the right choices for the lead players. Tanaaz Currim [cat] and Sanjay Mishra [the villain's sidekick] stand out as well.

On the whole, it's thumbs up for animation, but thumbs down for scripting in ROADSIDE ROMEO. It might glimmer during the festive week, but this Romeo is unlikely to rule the hearts of kids or kids at heart.

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Okay, so we all know what Subhash Ghai's KARZ is all about, don't we? After all, it's a film worth recollecting and recalling even after three decades of its first release. Ghai Indianised THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD beautifully, packing just about every ingredient that makes a complete masala film. Satish Kaushik's interpretation of KARZ remains loyal to its predecessor.

Comparisons between the old and the new are inevitable. In fact, every aspect of KARZZZZ will be under a scanner, right from Rishi-Simi/Himesh-Urmila, the winning musical score by L.P./Himesh, the dramatic moments, et al. So let's come to the point right away, to the answer you've been waiting for. Is KARZZZZ worth the hype?

Let's get one thing straight. And this is very, very important and one shouldn't overlook this fact. This is a masala film; the makers never ever promised new-age cinema. Given the fact that KARZZZZ talks of punar janam, plus there's a dash of mythology, as also everything that goes into the making of an entertainer, just don't expect anything path-breaking from KARZZZZ. Also, don't expect KARZZZZ to pander to the tastes of the multiplex junta.

KARZZZZ is a hardcore masala film and if you relish the masala entertainers of yore, go ahead, you would relish Satish Kaushik's interpretation of KARZ as well.


KARZZZZ has the soul of KARZ, but there's a twist in the tale. You can say that writer Shiraz Ahmed hasn't picked up the script in entirety. He has added a new twist to the tale [the KARZ loyalists might call it tampering], which may find its share of advocates and adversaries.

Another reason why KARZZZZ works is the kind of energy and confidence Himesh radiates. In AAP KAA SURROOR, he played himself, Himesh Reshammiya. In KARZZZZ, he's Monty. He has to look the character, but most importantly, he has to act. And surprise, surprise, surprise, Himesh gets the demanding role right.

Himesh may not have the charisma of SRK, he may not be talented like Aamir, he may not be dashing and debonair as Salman and Akshay, but you can't turn your eyes away from the fact that he has oodles of confidence and that makes the job easier. Also, comparisons with Rishi Kapoor are inevitable. Well, Rishi Kapoor was matchless and KARZ continues to remain a shining medal to this date, but even the harshest of critics would agree that Himesh is here to stay.

Any shortcomings? Oh yes! The twist in the second hour may not work with those who swear by the original. Besides, a few characters, like Sir Juda and the one enacted by Raj Babbar have been royally ignored.

Yet, all said and done, KARZZZZ has the potential to strike gold, winning the hearts of the aam junta -- its target audience. Watch it as a homage to the cinema of 1980s and there're bright chances that you would root for the new Monty as well. Simply put, go for it!


Monty [Himesh Reshammiya] is an extremely successful Rock Star based in South Africa. During one of the many parties he attends, he meets Tina [Shweta Kumar]. For Monty, it's love at first sight. Later, during one of his shows, Monty starts playing a tune and suddenly goes into a trance, with intense visual flashes -- a mansion, a temple, a beautiful girl... Monty collapses.

On further probe, he finds out that the mansion belonged to a certain Ravi Verma [Dino Morea], who died in a tragic accident. Another flash reveals that Monty was Ravi Verma in his previous life, married to a beautiful girl called Kamini. From here starts Monty's new journey…

Satish Kaushik is a veteran when it comes to remakes. And Satish's expertise shows at several valid points. The sequence between Dino and Urmila at the very start makes you tighten your seat belts. Thereafter, the love story between Himesh and Shweta charters the predictable path, but you sit up once Urmila makes a re-appearance.

Post interval, the sequences between Himesh and Urmila are worthy of note. Ditto for a few more sequences -- Himesh re-uniting with his mother; it brings tears to your eyes. Again, the penultimate 25 minutes [starting with the song 'Ek Hasina Thi'] are excellent. Director Satish Kaushik walks on a tight rope and manages to pull it off. Shiraz Ahmed has updated the script well. Dialogues, especially those between Himesh and Urmila, are well worded. Manoj Soni's cinematography is striking. Also, the DOP does justice to the lush locales of South Africa and Kenya.

It's a Himesh show all the way. His music caters to the popular tastes. In fact, the songs are already a rage and the tracks are a visual treat as well. As an actor, Himesh strives to look the part and succeeds. He has lost weight, his styling [Roopa Chadha] is perfect and as an actor, he takes giant strides. Urmila is top notch. In two scenes mainly. One, at the very outset. Two, towards the end, when she confronts Himesh.


Shweta Kumar is a pretty face, but there's not much meat in her character since the story primarily revolves around Monty and Kaamini. Dino Morea leaves a mark. Danny Denzongpa is ideal for the part. Gulshan Grover is wasted. Ditto for Raj Babbar. Rohini Hattangadi and the actress enacting the role of the sister are good. Bakthiyaar Irani acts well. Asrani provides some light moments. Himani Shivpuri is alright.

On the whole, KARZZZZ is rich in entertainment. Himesh's tremendous popularity amongst masses, its chartbusting musical score and the fact that it's a remake of a much-loved film will only lure masses in hordes. Besides, it's an open ground for KARZZZZ at the ticket window, what with the euphoria of all past releases having dried up. At the box-office, the film should fetch a thunderous start and in due course, should be amongst the biggest achievers of the year in terms of business. Reincarnation themes have a super-successful track record, right from KARZ to KARAN ARJUN to OM SHANTI OM. Now add KARZZZZ to this list. Damn the pseudo critics who even rubbished KARZ three decades ago. Go by your instinct and have a blast!

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The world is divided. And the colour of the skin as also your religious beliefs have created the great divide. Jag Mundhra's SHOOT ON SIGHT looks at the war waged by the fundamentalists against the 'oppressors'.

Set in U.K., SHOOT ON SIGHT narrates the story of an honest Muslim cop's nephew turning into a terrorist. There's a parallel story running along side, that of an innocent Muslim getting guned down by cops since they suspect he's a terrorist.

Jag has a penchant for realistic/life-like stories [KAMLA, BAWANDAR, PROVOKED]. In SHOOT ON SIGHT, he handles the layers in the subject with utmost maturity. In fact, Jag's execution of the subject as also the performances by the principal cast makes it a compelling experience.

The film has been inspired by the suicide bombings in London of July 7, 2005. The film unfolds the turmoil in the life of Tariq Ali [Naseeruddin Shah], a Muslim police officer at Scotland Yard. Commander Ali, born in Lahore and married to an English woman, is given the task to investigate the police shooting of a suspected Muslim terrorist in the London Underground.

Distrusted by both his superiors and his fellow Muslims, he finds his inquiry hampered from all sides. When evidence surfaces pointing to the slain man's innocence, as well as the existence of a terrorist cell operating in his own backyard, Tariq must face the realisation that sometimes, the right decision is the hardest one to make.

SHOOT ON SIGHT is yet another take on terrorism. What gives SHOOT ON SIGHT an edge is the fact that the terrorist happens to be an honest cop's nephew. He lives under the same roof and carries out his nefarious plans.

Note the sequence when Meqaal arrives in London and learns that his maami, an English woman, still practices her religion. Note the tense moments between Naseer, Gulshan Grover and Om Puri. Also, Om's provocative speech about atrocities being committed on Muslims worldwide. Even the culmination to the story is interesting.

Naseer is, as always, efficient. Om Puri is convincing too. Gulshan Grover is first-rate. Meqaal Zulfiqar does well. Greta Scacchi is natural. Laila Rouass is perfect.

On the whole, SHOOT ON SIGHT is a sincere attempt that should appeal more to those who tilt towards serious cinema. At the box-office, however, the lack of awareness would restrict its prospects.

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Hi All! Thanks simi2simsam1 for the request, hope you like! Diwali is on 28th Oct (2008) so here's a special celebration look. Here's what I used to create this Diwali or Traditional Asian Wedding Look:

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Raj leaving for kalyan Court and his wife Sharmila outside Kalyan court holding Dharna

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The Chandrayaan-1, a cuboid spacecraft built by the Indian Space Research Organisation, blasted off from a southern Indian space centre shortly after dawn on Wednesday.
Madhavan Nair, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, the man behind the moon mission ? said that the rocket had a perfect launch.
Barring any technical failure, the spacecraft will reach the lunar orbit and spend two years scanning the moon for any evidence of water and precious metals.

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Exclusive Song Promo From The Upcoming Bollywood Movie EMI Starring Arjun Rampal,Malaika Arora And Sanjay Dutt [2008]!!

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forthcoming hindi movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi starring Shahrukh Khan..exclusive first look and on the sets photos

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Himesh Reshammiya is a complete package. He is an entertainer who has a massive fan base. His second film as an actor, 'Karzzzz' is running successfully. Faridoon Shahryar, Content Head, bollywoodhungama.com (Broadband) caught up with him as he discussed his future plans. Must watch!

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Music video by Lil Wayne performing Lollipop: BET Long Version, Closed Captioned with Gil Green [Video Director], Melissa Larsen [Video Producer] (C) 2008 Cash Money Records Inc.

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Leona Lewis, wearing a gorgeous black and white, designer dress for 'Fashion Rocks' on September 5th, 2008 in New York City, steps through a crowd of fans and paparazzi during Fashion Week.

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Mugdha Godse arrived in what seemed like the Joker's outfit from Batman.

Priyanka Chopra arrived directly from Cuffe Parade where she was busy at a press conference for her movie Fashion

The entire team was present for the press con following the show as well.

Kangana Ranaut arrived at the venue prior to the show wearing a grey top and glares

Well, this is not a movie still. The trio walked the ramp for Narendra Kumar on the first day of LFW.

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Cybersoccer. Jugadas y goles de Maradona, el mas grande jugador de todos los tiempos
Goals of Maradona the best player of the world

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CNN's Sara Sidner reports on India and Pakistan's agreement for commercial trade on the Kashmir border.

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Raj Thakre was arrested at 2.30 am at Ratnagari and thereafter brought to Bandra Coure today. Raj in Judicial Custody Till 4 Nov. Raj Charged with Provoking Violence.

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India Beat Australia In Mohali Test With 320 Runs on day 5.

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bips dances with vijendra singh in nach baliye 4.

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Interview of Astrologer Deepak Pandit on Aaj Tak News Channel.

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Wills India Fashion Week 2008 Wallpapers

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India vs Australia Day 4 Mohali | Australian Wickets

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Roadside Romeo is a forthcoming Bollywood animated film that will have Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor lend their voices to animated characters for the first time. Written and directed by debutante Jugal Hansraj, who acted in films such as Mohabbatein (2000) and Salaam Namaste (2005), this will be the first animated film that is an India-U.S. co-production of Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Pictures. The film will utilize state-of-the-art computer-animation technology done entirely in India as well as feature music, dances, songs and romance just like any other film produced by Yash Raj Films. Roadside Romeo is scheduled to release on October 24, 2008 and will be produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under Yash Raj Films.

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The contestants in Nach Baliye 4 are:

Jodi No 1: Vineet Raina and Tanushree Kaushal
Jodi No 2: Reshmi Ghosh and Amit Gupta
Jodi No 3: Karan Vir Bohra and Teejay Siddu
Jodi No 4: Naman Shaw and Megha Gupta
Jodi No 5: Anjali Abrol and Kapil Nirmal
Jodi No 6: Mohit Malik and Aditi Shirwaker
Jodi No 7: Sudeep Sahir and Avantika
Jodi No 8: Mazhar and Mouli Ganguly
Jodi No 9: Jaspal Bhatti and Savita Bhatti
Jodi No 10: Jatin Shah and Priya Bhathija
Jodi No 11: Shaleen Bhanot and Daljeet Kaur, and
Jodi No 12: Abhijeet Sawant and Shilpa Sawant

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Meow - Golmaal Returns. Cool Kareena's Cat Dance Exclusive Video.

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a really funny scene from the new film GOLMAAL RETURNS - releasing on 29th October

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The Pussycat Dolls discuss their Bollywood aspirations and plans for Doll Domination in India with Desi Hits! before they hit the red carpet for 'Fashion Rocks' at New York's Radio City Music Hall to kick-off Fashion Week. Their outfits where created by famous Bollywood designer Rocky S.

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India set Australia 516 to win Mohali Test, Pak violated ceasefire pact 58 times,
RBI cuts repo rate to 8 per cent, CBI books 35 corrupt officers in September and much more.

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Know about the shows and happenings of Day 5 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

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Yuvvraaj is a forthcoming Indian film starring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and Katrina Kaif. It is produced and directed by Subhash Ghai. American Jacob "Coby" Hadas makes his Bollywood debut with a small part in this film. Ghai's favourite, A.R. Rahman, will be providing the music for this film. The film is slated to be released on November 21, 2008. According to Subhash Ghai the film is about the arrogance and overconfidence of contemporary youth. "Everyone wants to be a rock star, regardless of whether they have the morals to go with the appellation."[1]
Music of the film released on Nov 2008
Directed by:- Subhash Ghai
Produced by:- Subhash Ghai
Written by:- Subhash Ghai
Starring:- Anil Kapoor
Salman Khan
Katrina Kaif
Zayed Khan
Boman Irani
Mithun Chakraborty
Aushima Sawhney
Music by:- A R Rahman
Cinematography:- Kabir Lal
Country:- India
Language:- Hindi

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Model stumbles during Charu Parashar's show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba presents a creation from Indian designer Renu Tandon's Autumn/Winter 2008 collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi March 16, 2008.

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