The filmi style punch lines are back!

Once upon a time in Bollywood films, crying moms in their crumpled cotton saris would believe that ‘Mere Karan Arjun aayenge’ long after they had been killed; bad guys would sit on golden thrones, sporting hideous blond wigs, and say ‘Mogambo khush hua’; a golden hearted drunken lover would say ‘Pushpa, I hate tears’; a bandit king would ask his sidekick, ‘Ab tera kya hoga Kaalia’ and ’11 mulkon ki police’ would look for an underworld hero.
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The drama queens of Bollywood

This year has been witness to some interesting choice of roles. Here’s who impressed us with the most convincing performance

Considering the male-dominated nature of the industry, heroines are generally perceived as the glamour quotient in the movies. Nonetheless, some actresses rise above this notion and the script, to deliver performances that deserve more than applause.

Priyanka Chopra

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One for you, every year Emraan!

After the success of Emraan Hashmi’s latest film, buzz is that Ekta Kapoor has vowed to offer at least one film every year to the actor

Emraan Hashmi seems to be currently occupying a position in Bollywood that many could kill to be in. Buzz is that the actor who was called the ‘common man’s star’ by director Dibakar Banerjee has impressed Ekta Kapoor so much that the producer has vowed to cast him in at least one film every year.
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Best of Bollywood 2011

The best films of Bollywood  in 2011

‘Stanley Ka Dabba’

Relive your school days with ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’. Director Amol Gupte captures the nuances of school life and elicits brilliant performances from his cast, especially the kids. Watch ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ for the honesty with which the film is made.

‘Delhi Belly’


‘Delhi Belly’, from the house of Aamir Khan, took pride in being zany and irreverent. A side-splitting New Age Bollywood comedy, with a sensible storyline, ‘Delhi Belly’ also featured trend-setting music and a career-defining performance by Imran Khan. ‘Delhi Belly’ is the best comedy of 2011.

‘No One Killed Jessica’


‘No One Killed Jessica’ was based on the murder of model Jessica Lall and her sister Sabrina Lal’s fight for justice. The plot of the movie was well known to the audience but that didn’t deter them from lapping up this engaging ‘fight against the system’ drama. A taut screenplay and arresting performances by Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherjee make ‘No One Killed Jessica’ a must-watch.

‘Aarakshan’


Prakash Jha delivered yet another thought-provoking movie with ‘Aarakshan’. The socio-political thriller is a balanced take on the controversial subject of caste-based reservation. It also discusses the commercialisation of education in India. Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee stood out among the ensemble cast.

‘I Am Kalam’


Watch ‘I Am Kalam’ for the simplicity and clarity with which it conveys the social message of education-for-all. It is a well made triumph-of-the-underdog movie with its heart in the right place. The National Award-winning performance by child actor Harsh Mayar (as Chottu) makes ‘I Am Kalam’ an endearing experience.

‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’


‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ is the feel-good movie of 2011. A picturesque tribute to life, love and friendship, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ found favour among the youth. A good looking star cast (Hrithik, Farhan, Katrina etc) and a breezy script added to its allure.

‘The Dirty Picture’


Watch this movie to know why people are going gaga over Vidya Balan for the fantastic actor that she is. Playing a south Indian siren, she enticed the audience with her acting prowess and oomph. Rajat Arora’s witty dialogues added spice to the proceedings.

‘I Am’


This episodic movie pulled at one’s heart strings by portraying issues pertinent to the India of today. ‘I Am’, not entirely free from flaws, also championed the cause of an individual’s rights. Here is a movie that makes you sit up and think.

‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’


‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’ is the surprise/word-of-mouth hit of 2011. The movie chronicled, realistically, the relationship pangs of three young men. Newcomers Rayo Bhakhirta, Divyendu Sharma and Kartikeya Tiwari delivered commendable performances in this adult comedy.

‘Tanu Weds Manu’


We love our romantic comedies. And for that reason, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ finds a place in this list. The fresh pairing of Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, heart-warming performances and the premise — ‘Opposites attract’ — set the cash registers ringing.

 

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‘The Dirty Picture’ gets the cash registers ringing

According to trade gurus, Vidya starer has been declared a super hit, and is expected to bring in more moolah

“It’s a super hit!” That’s the verdict of the trade circle about The Dirty Picture, which released on Friday.
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Vidya Balan’s ‘The Dirty Picture’ grosses Rs 20.32 crore


Vidya Balan’s no-holds-barred performance in ” The Dirty Picture” has received an overwhelming response and has managed to gross Rs.20.32 crore at the domestic box office since its release Friday.

“The response is fantabulous. We are doing well in A, B, C centres. It’s holding on, it is not a one day wonder,” Girish Johar, head of acquisition and distribution, Balaji Motion Pictures, told IANS.
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Tusshar Kapoor apes dad Jeetendra

So now Tusshar Kapoor, too is dancing around pots like his father Jeetendra did in his ’80s films.

Kapoor Jr is also dressed in all white including the shoes as he romps around with co-star Kulraj Randhawa in his forthcoming film. Wonder what Jeetu has to say about his jhatkas and the matkas?
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Vidya Balan has a unique sex-appeal: Milan Luthria


Milan Luthria is a filmmaker who knows exactly what he wants to say – whether it’s his films or discussions regarding them. Not the one to mince words, the director of The Dirty Picture speaks at length about his film in a candid conversation with Gaurav Malani.

Is ‘The Dirty Picture’ a spoof on the formulaic functioning of film industry in the 80s?
Certainly not! Even when I made Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, we ensured that it shouldn’t look like a spoof on the era or its characters because the audience doesn’t respect it then. We have done the same in The Dirty Picture and have tried to tell a tale like it was. The idea is not to laugh at them but to laugh with them.
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