Arjun the handsome Rampal

Arjun Rampal is undoubtedly one of the most handsome actors of Indian film industry. He is first a super model then an actor. Arjun was born on 26th November, 1972. Arjun Rampal was a very famous model and he was discovered in a discotheque in Delhi by Rohit Bal. Arjun was a student of the prestigious Kodaikanal International School located in Palani Hills,Tamil Nadu. His mother was teacher in that school. The college form where he had graduated is Hindu College, in Delhi then. He is one of the most sought after male supermodels of India.

Arjun has appeared in a number of music videos which include one by Late Nusraat Fateh Ali Khan and by Rajiv Rai in ‘Don’t Marry’ with model Namrata Baruwah. His launchpad film in Bollywood film was ‘’Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat’ where he was paired opposite Kirti Reddy and had Suniel Shetty and Aftab Shivdashani in prominent roles. Though the film did not turn well at the box office, yet it helped Arjun have plenty of offers. He won the Award of the International Indian Film Academy for Face of the Year in 2002. His debut movie was originally ‘Moksha’ but it was released after ‘Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat’. Arjun’s other films include ‘Aankhen’, ‘Dil Hai Tumhaara’, ‘Yakeen’ and’Ek Ajnabee’. He has even done supporting role in films like ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ and ‘Don – The Chase Begins Again’. His next big release will be ‘The Last Lear’. His negative role in ‘Om Shanti Om’ was very much appreciated

Bollywood at US theatres

Under the brand name Big, Reliance Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (REPL) has put up its socks to start a film chain in US from the next month. The company has claimed that the more than 200 theatres will show both Hindi and regional films particularly from South India. According to a company official who has confirmed the schedule, renovating and refitting of the cinemas that have been acquired is being done and announcement will be done formally about the opening of the theatre later.

The information states that Reliance Entertainment has acquired over 200 cinema halls in 28 North American cities which include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Washington in the last one year. These theatres will have the company’s name Big instead of Adlabs by which REPL’s cinemas in India are called. An American theatre management firm has been bought by REPL for overseeing the operations of its Big cinema chains. As REPL is in the task of producing Hindi movies and other in other regional movies under the Big Pictures banner, it may also get into distributing movies overseas for its outlets exhibition in foreign countries will help it fix up its distribution venture. It will also screen other Asian countries movies for those not living in their respective countries. Both the mainstream Hollywood movie and art house productions and movies which are made by the independent producer that will be screened will add to the glory of the brand of the Big cinemas. Screening Indian movies will help in making good profit from the US box office.

Gul panag

This dimple-cheeked beauty, Gul Panag, has remained the former Miss India. She won this prestigious crown in the year 1999. She has also competed for the Miss Universe pageant and came 6th at the event. Gul is from a family, which has an Army background. Gul Panag’s father is a Lieutenant General in the Indian Army and presently is the Army Commander of the Northern Command. In the year 1979, in Chandigarh, India, Gul was born on 3rd January.

Gul Panag had to change some 14 schools as her father was in a transferable job. Her schools include Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Sector 31 of Chandigarh and Lawrence School, Lovedale Ooty. Gul has completed her bachelor degree in Maths from Punjab University, Patiala and her masters in Political Science from Punjab University. Before winning the Miss India pageant, Gul has also won the Colgate Miss Beautiful Smile contest in Chennai. After winning the Miss India crown, film offers came flooding in and also various music videos and advertisements. She is most beautiful and glamorous looking actress of Indian films. Gul panag has now a very high position in the glamour world. She has done serials named ‘Dhoop’ and ‘Kashmeer’. She had earlier done a film called ‘Jurm’ but it was with ‘Dor’ that Gul calimed to fame as Zeenat. The other film where she has acted is ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’. Gul now has various films in her store where she will be again able to prove herself as a good actress of Bollywood.

One two three movie review

‘One, two, three’, a mindless comedy is the latest to offer by the director Ashwini Dheer. The movie stars Suniel Shetty, Tusshar Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in the lead and the supporting cast include Esha Deol, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha, Upen Patel and few others. The film is a story of mistaken identity of three men having the same name ‘Laxmi Narayan’ and also a hunt for 20 crores worth diamonds. The film also has a mindless plot and is very poorly directed; the least said about the story the better. Surely you will need to leave your brains back at home if you want to watch this so called slapstick comedy.

The combination of the not so funny one liner with the senseless story makes the movie a terrible and also a pathetic watch. The direction is below average and so are the screenplay and the cinematography. The music of ‘One Two Three’ is probably the worst in the recent years. All the songs are forgettable; the only solace is the title track. The dialogues are clichéd and do not make us laugh, though there are some exceptions. Performance wise, only Tussar Kapoor as the wannabe don is only palatable. Suniel Shetty gives a good performance while Paresh Rawal does not need to appear in a film like this, his talent is wasted. The girls do a poor job and so does Upen Patel although Sanjay Mishra does a fairly good job. My advice would, put on the television and watch ‘Comedy ka Badshah’, you will have a better laugh.

Amitabh in Chote Ustad

Amitabh Bachchan in Chote Ustad.
These days it has become a fashion for the film stars to come in the reality shows for the publicity of their forthcoming films. With every reality shows popping out of the TV channels every day or the other, the film stars are choosing them as the best platform for publicity. Today all the stars in some way or other take part in the entire publicity of the film. Although this is one of the motives for these stars to flock the reality shows, but we should also not undermine the fact that reality television throws up a lot of surprises and these stars love encouraging the people.

The latest from Bollywood to join this league is our very own Amitabh Bachchan. This veteran living legend of Bollywood came for the promo shoot of the ‘Chote Ustaad’ comes on star plus and is in the final stages. It is said that Amitabh Bachchan was in an excellent mood when he was shooting with Aishwarya Majmudar and Anwesha Dattagupta, who are left for fighting for the crown and even joked with them. Both the finalists of the reality show were congratulated by the versatile actor. Amitabh Bachchan has wished them luck. Amitabh Bachchan will also be present at the grand finale of the ‘Chote Ustaad’ which will be telecasted on Star Plus on Saturday, April 5th from 8th onwards. Here he will also be promoting B.R. Chopra’s ‘Bhootnaath’, his forthcoming release for 2008.

Sunday movie review

Inspired by a south-Indian hit Anukokunda Oka Roju, ‘Sunday’ is a pack full of scenes combined together for hilarious harmony. The movie begins with a girl being murdered and her body is found floating on the backwaters which is first found by another. The police lodge a FIR. The leading lady of the film Ayesha Takia or Sehar is a bad memory-dubbing artist. A gang of goons follows her for reasons not known to her. Sehar is full of confusion for all these strange things that keep happening in her life. In a fit to find her missing Sunday, Sehar is violently attacked and it is the cop Ajay Devgan who takes the case of sorting out all problems from Sehar’s life.

In the process of solving the puzzle, Ajay comes across a murder case where Sehar is supposed to be the culprit. But as is the problem of bad memory, Sehar is unable to remember anything. This is basically the story of ‘Sunday’. It could have been interesting to find out whether Sehar is pretending or not and whether she is a serial killer at night and a dubbing artist in the morning. But it is not at all interesting, more because of the poor direction and also awful editing. The constant shifting from being a mystery to a comedy makes the movie a painful watch. The meaningless stretched climax ads to its disaster. Performance wise, Ajay is not up his standard, Ayesha acted well, and Arshad and Irfan were decent. Nothing but the dialogues come as the only relief in the film.

Hindi Movie: Black and White

Hindi Movie: Black and White review

The director of larger than life movies like ‘Pardes’, ‘Taal’, ‘Kisna’, ‘Yaadein’ and many more has offered ‘Black and White’ which is surely different from his earlier ones. The story has a character Rajan Mathur played by Anil Kapoor who is a professor and his wife Roma, played by Shefali Shah is an activist live in Delhi. It is a boy named Numair Qazi who introduces himself as a victim of the Gujarat riot is given shelter in their house by the couple. They come close to this boy and they are totally unaware of the fact that the boy or Numair is actually a suicide bomber who is commissioned by a Muslim fundamentalist group. He has been assigned to make a blast near Red Ford on Independence Day.

Filmmaker, Subhas Ghai has given this movie an excellent feel with his amazing direction. The film has a well-crafted plot and as far the cinematography goes, Somak Mukherjee has done a fair enough job in capturing Delhi. The music of the film, which is given by Sukhwinder Shingh, although, is not extra-ordinary but it is not bad as well. Anil Kapoor certainly needs a pat for his excellent execution of Rajan Mathur, Shefali Shah has also portrayed well the character of the activist and has given a strong performance. Habib Tanvir as Numair Qazi has done a commendable job, and Aditi Sharma has also done a decent job. This dramatic-thriller is a courageous step taken by Ghai.