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 most anticipated films of 2012

It will be a mixed bag of action thrillers and romcoms next year. We pick some of the most anticipated films of 2012

2012 spells Sridevi and Karisma Kapoor’s comebacks. Ex-flames Sallu-Kat and Shahid-PC together on celluloid. Aamir Khan’s bid to continue his success streak while newbies like Arjun Kapoor begin their innings.
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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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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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Divalicious December!


Divas covering the Indian magazines this December, packed with style, attitude and sensuality. Check out these covers of divas and devils, you decide who is what!

Veena Malik – FHM


The most explosive cover of this month is Veena Malik baring all on FHM. A grenade in hand, ISI on her arm, ammunition belt around her waist (barely covering her modesty) – Bombalicious we say!

Chitrangada Singh – Maxim


This new hottie, whom everyone is talking about after Desi Boyz, has set the Maxim cover on fire. Black and blue dress revealing her cleavage and long luscious legs – terrific!

Priyanka Chopra – Vogue


Don ki billi posing seductively in a red feathery halter and black mini dress. Piggy Chops is looking fabulous, we must admit!

Kangana Ranaut – Hi Blitz


Is someone taking inspiration from Lady Gaga here? Kangana breaking every rule, as the magazine puts it, with an off-shoulder dress, a huge bee and a weird hairdo, impressive though!

Kareena Kapoor – Filmfare


Glam Diva looking more sweet than glamorous on this cover, with a green satin dress and white net, giving a fairy kind of feel.

Asin – Femina


Sitting like a demure bride, Asin looks pretty in this rust lehanga and golden choli.

Nargis Fakhri – Grazia


Crazy, Sexy, Cool – is what Grazia describes her. Fakhri looks chic in this black sequined dress.

Vidya & Emran – Stardust


Topless Emran and midriff-showing Vidya caught in the dirty act.

Ranveer Singh – The Man


Mad Ranveer, showing off his craziness with a headphone on ears, in cool white T-shirt and Blue jeans. We like that casual look and certainly the attitude!

Salman Khan – Atelier


Suave and dapper in a dark grey shirt and black trousers – a look of Bhai, oops Salman, we rarely get to see.

Kareena Kapoor – CineBlitz


Itna gussa kyun ho Bebo? In a black shimmer mini-dress, Bebo looks hot on this cover.

Hrithik Roshan – People


Those grey eyes can pierce your soul! Hrithik giving us ‘the look’ with a chiseled face. We don’t mind that, coz he’s the Sexiest Man after all.

Shah Rukh & Amitabh – Filmfare


Filmfare has dug up old archives and come out with this cover of SRK and Big B. Look at them now, style icons in their own right and look at this shot which must be 10-15 years old – What a transition!
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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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