Drona a movie by Abhishekh’s childhood friend Goldie Behl, again featuring Abhishekh Bachchan.

Drona is the much awaited fantasy action adventure film starring Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Jaya Bachchan, and Kay Kay Menon.

Drona has been described as a Harry Potter meets Indiana Jones movie, but with an original story. Drona will display hundreds of top notch special effects shots that were worked on by EyeQube headed by Charles Darby and David Bush.

Drona will also feature Indian martial arts such as: Kalaripayat,Chhau,Gatka, and sword fighting.  Drona was filmed in exotic locations in Prague, Bikaner, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Namibia. Drona releases worldwide on October 2, 2008.

The trailer might seems like another series of “Mummy ” movies.. but watch it this time it’s Bollywood movie with all the effects…. 😉

Watch the trailer:


Sarkar Raj – Movie

Sarkar Raj is the much awaited sequel to the acclaimed hit film Sarkar by Ram Gopal Varma. Sarkar was inspired by Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Godfather, but the sequel will be completely original.

Both the films have been claimed to be loosely based on the family of Balasaheb Thackeray, Sarkar Raj being adapted from the Enron issue. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the first time in a film post Aishwarya and Abhishek’s marriage.

The film is set to release on June 6, 2008.

Movie Synopsis:
When Anita Rajan, CEO of an international firm, brings a power plant proposal to set up in rural Maharashtra, before the Nagres, the insightful Shankar is quick to realize its benefits. After convincing Sarkar, Shankar along with Anita goes to the villages to mobilize support of the masses. However, things are not what they seem to be. From shady fixers with an eye on multi-million kick-backs to wannnabes who are ready to incite millions of people against the highly controversial project, Shankar’s dream project gradually becomes a political minefield. Evil forces gang up to bring down the regime of Sarkar and obliterate Shankar’s name from the political horizon.

1. Subhash Nagre/Sarkar- Patriarch of the Nagre clan who is known as the messiah to the people of his region and comes from the root of the society of Mumbai.

2. Shankar Nagre – Heir of the Nagre clan. Shankar is associated with his father in the services to the people. Shankar is a sophisticated individual with leadership skills in politics and bringing business to the common people.

3. Anita Rajan- An aggressive and highly ambitious business woman from London who is the CEO of Sheppard Power plant. She is instrumental in setting things in motion.

Presenter: Adlabs Films
Producer: K Sera Sera, Z Picture Company
Director: Ram Gopal Varma

Sarkar Raj Movie Trailer

Sarkar Raj Movie Showreel

This First SARKAR RAJ showreel was unveiled at the wedding anniversary of Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Mumbai on 20th April 2008. It now goes on to show that the Bachchan’s with Ramgopal Varma are one lethal combination and present Sarkar Raj onscreen to the audience as the most awaited film of this year. ENJOY IT….its just Superb…and watch out for Ash…

Sarkar Raj is an intense political drama and is essentially a study of power. It explores the politics of development and takes a fresh look at the tradition versus modernity debate.

In Sarkar Raj, ‘Sarkar’ (Amitabh) takes a backseat while his son Shankar Nagre (Abhishek) holds fort. Aishwarya who plays the CEO of Sheppard Power, an international power company, brings a proposal to set up a power plant in rural Maharashtra, before the Nagres.

An insightful Shankar is quick to realize the benefits of the power plant that can bring to the people. After convincing Sarkar (Amitabh) who is against it for various reasons, Shankar undertakes a journey along with Aishwarya to villages of Maharashtra to mobilise support of the masses.

However, things are not what they seem to be. Shankar’s dream project gradually becomes a political minefield. It is in this backdrop that the evil forces mighter than ever, mushroom and gang up to bring down Sarkar’s regime and obliterate Shankar’s name from the political horizon.

Enjoy the Movie… guys and let me know your reviews 🙂

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan (/ɑːmɪr xɑːn/; Devanāgarī: आमिर हुसेन ख़ान, Nastaliq: عامر حسین خان) (born March 14, 1965 as Aamir Hussain Khan) in Mumbai, India, is a highly acclaimed and a prominent National Film Award-winning Indian film actor, producer, director and writer.

Appearing as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain’s film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan’s career started eleven years later with the film, Holi (1984). He received his first commercial success with his cousin Mansoor Khan’s film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance in the film. After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, he received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Raja Hindustani (1996), his biggest commercial success so far.

He won acclaim for his role in the Academy Award nominated Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), and received his second Best Actor award at the Filmfare ceremony as well as numerous other awards. Taking a four year break from acting, Khan made his comeback with Ketan Mehta’s The Rising (2005).

Being a part of several commercially successful movies and delivering highly acclaimed performances, he has established himself as one of the top and leading actors of Hindi cinema.

Personal life of Aamir Khan

Khan fell in love and married Reena Dutta, however his parents did not approve either of her or his marriage primarily because she was a non-muslim. As a result, Khan’s marriage stayed a secret both from his parents and the media for a while. Dutta made a brief appearance in the popular song sequence Papa Kehte Hain from Khan’s first film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, despite the fact that she was not a professional actress and was already married to him at that time. The story of Khan’s marriage garnered a lot of public attention when it was first revealed. However, Reena Dutta maintained a very low profile and continued her job working at a travel agency. They had two children (son: Junaid and daughter: Aira) and led a quiet family life away from the public eye. Reena was involved, briefly, in Khan’s career when she worked as a producer for Lagaan. In December 2002, Aamir filed for divorce ending the 15-year marriage. Reena took custody of both the children.

On December 28, 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao, who had been an assistant to director Ashutosh Gowariker during the filming of Lagaan.

Recently, his brother Faisal caused a media scandal by accusing Khan of mistreating him and forcing him to take medication. Faisal has been said to be mentally unstable. On 31 October, 2007, the Bombay high court granted temporary custody of Faisal to their father, Tahir Hussain. Khan’s family came out in a public statement supporting him on all counts in this matter. The statement was also signed by his former wife and the mother of his children, Reena Dutta.

Khan rarely attends Indian award functions and says that he does not believe in the authenticity of the selection and winning process. He made an exception when he attended the Oscars for the nomination of Lagaan. In 2007, Khan was invited to have a wax imitation of himself put on display at Madame Tussauds in London.

However, Khan politely declined stating that, “It’s not important to me… people will see my films if they want to. Also, I cannot deal with so many things, I have bandwidth only for that much. ”

Some words from the Star’s blog: Aamir Khan Blog

My big exception towards Black is the fact that a child with severe difficulties is shown being illtreated instead of being treated with love, care and understanding. I simply cannot come to terms with that no matter what the writer and director say in defence. I thought I was watching a rip off of Taming Of The Shrew!!! I take great exception to this kind of behaviour towards children being glorified and propagated through a popular mass medium as the way to deal with children with or without difficulties. I, without any hesitation, strongly condemn this kind of cinema no matter who is involved with the film, and that includes me if I ever have in the past, present or future made such an error of judgement. My creative differences with Mr Bansali are unimportant. I believe he has the potential to make a good film and I look forward to seeing his latest film SAWARIA.

Aishwarya Bachchan is all the way in the news after Republic Day… Look at the news that happened…

A college for girls from Bachchan family

The news is from DAULATPUR (BARABANKI), on 27th januray 2008, the foundation of the Shrimati Aishwarya Bachchan Girls’ Degree College was laid by film actor Amitabh Bachchan here on Sunday.

The entire United National Progress Alliance (UNPA) leadership was in attendance. The Bachchan family — Amitabh’s wife Jaya, son Abhishek and his wife Aishwarya — made the day a memorable one for the people of this remote village, about 60 km from Lucknow. A 15,000 strong crowd thronged the venue. The foundation-laying ceremony coincided with the 52nd birthday of Samajwadi Party national general secretary Amar Singh The ceremony was witnessed by the former Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh (Uttar Pradesh); Chandrababu Naidu (Andhra Pradesh); Farooq Abdullah (Jammu and Kashmir); and Om Prakash Chautala (Haryana).

Mr. Mulayam Singh said not a single girl should remain uneducated and jobless.

The UNPA chairman said that the development witnessed in Uttar Pradesh when he was the Chief Minister would not have been possible without Mr. Amar Singh’s initiative.

Mr. Singh said the development in Uttar Pradesh in the three-and-a half years of the Samajwadi Party rule equalled the achievement during the 40 years preceding it.

Mr. Naidu suggested that Mr. Bachchan should follow the example of Microsoft chief Bill Gates and mobilise money to eradicate poverty.

He assured the film actor that the UNPA would support his efforts.

Mr. Naidu’s suggestion was supported by Mr. Mulayam Singh and Mr. Amar Singh. Mr. Bachchan, however, asked Mr. Naidu to take the lead and said his family would assist him. While Mr. Abdullah described the event as a big step towards education of girls that would ensure them jobs.

Mr. Chautala attacked the UPA Government at the Centre for ignoring the interests of the farmers. Aishwarya Rai said she always dreamt of a girl’s college and “today the dream has been fulfilled.”

The Bachchan “bahu,” clad in a pink Kanjeevaram silk saree, thanked the people of U.P. for the love and affection showered on her. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan announced that he would finance the education of two girls, Anjali (8 years old) and Rimjhim (6 years old), who had been abandoned by their parents.

On Monday, 28th January 2008, a news from Lucknow came with the name Aishwarya Bachchan… please have a look at it…

Amar Singh names new bungalow ‘Aishwarya’

Besides a proposed girls college in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh’s new home in Lucknow too has been named after Bollywood actress and his friend Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

This came to light when Singh took the Bachchan family to his recently built plush bungalow in the Uttar Pradesh capital’s upmarket Vipul Khand of Gomati Nagar on Saturday night.

Amitabh Bachchan and his entire family were driven from the Lucknow airport straight to Aishwarya, where they had dinner and spent the night.

When a reporter confronted Singh with a query about the name of the house, he shot back, ”Abhishek is like a son to me and Aishwarya my daughter-in-law, so what if I have named my house after her and what if I decide to even gift this house to her?”

He went on to add: ”You should know that Aishwarya is also another name for Goddess Lakshmi.”

Just lliked this article so that to share it with you all, as it’s of one of the blogger have written in AOL India Blogs about the movie Jodhaa Akbar in a very classy way:

To borrow the famous words of Mel Brooks,”The Legend had it coming”. At least it deserved a perspective from one of our best film makers.

Another two weeks before the might of the Mughal Empire unleashes on a Cinema screen near you.
And for the majority who is apt to get confused at the whole premise of AKBAR the GREAT and this Rajput Princess “thingy”, better ruffle through those old history textbook pages once again, if you can find them, that is.
It shouldn’t matter anyways.

For the rest who scream from the nearest fort ramparts about how Ashutosh Gowariker is shortchanging history and manipulating facts to his own interests, I say, please give him a break.
He has proved to be a great story teller, and a fine craftsman of the Silverscreen and if he wants to tell you a story in his own terms, let him do it.

Knowing Ashutosh Gowariker and his portfolio of fine craftsmanship, JODHA-AKBAR wouldn’t be disappointing. I am hoping that my wait was worth it. AR Rahman’s music that seems to be flowing at you from every second FM station these days doesn’t seem to disappoint you. Though as far as Ashutosh’s handful of movies are considered, the music played its part in the entire movie and then kept quiet. The stress was on the wholesome movie and not on the “item” numbers which usually are marketed as by-products of the main movie.

For those who came into the history classes late, or have never ever attended it once, arguably(after all, it wouldn’t be history if we didn’t, get it.) Jodha Bhai was the daughter of King Bharmal who gives away her daughter in marriage to young Jalaluddin, who makes his valiant presence felt in the battlefield, and is soon to be crowned and be known as Akbar the Great.

In keeping with the traditions based on the social customs and conditions of those times, marriages were more political alliances than “suitable”matches, and they kept the entire machinery of the Hindustan’s splintered royalty chugging on smoothly.

Seen as a prequel to Mughal-e-Azam, everything that has been done to Jodha-Akbar has been done in a grand scale or maybe, in Ashutosh Gowariker’s way of translating opulence. I always shiver at the prospect of those period drams that graced our silverscreen in recent times, and the apprehensions are still there, restless, but they have been unceremoniously banished to the back of my mind.

The last one that came in during Diwali(not exactly of the epic variety,but the marketing mandarins were adamant!), in an arresting blue afterglow, and spelling out opulence in big, large, cringing NEON from its every set, had me fleeing the Cinema. And that from another acclaimed Director.

For Hrithik Roshan, this is an “epic role”of a lifetime(though I am wondering what would best describe his role as Gautam Buddha for Shyam Benegal’s next project).

This also happens to be Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s first release post wedding, so it gains all the more gravitas as it naturally attains the grand inertia of the the First Family of Bollywood. Mme Rai’s last foray into an epic was to say the least “scathing”.

Maybe its just the beginning of epic roles for Hrithik.

Source: Bollywood |Bollywood Blogs

Sunday – Music Review

Film: Sunday

Music Composers: Shibani Kashyap, Daler Mehndi, Amar Mohile, Suroor, Sandeep Chowta, Raghav Sachar

Singers: Shibani Kashyap, Daler Mehndi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Clint, Joy, Mohammed Ali, Kamran Bari, Mahua Kamath, Earl Edgar, Suraj

Ratings: ***

Sunday, directed by Rohit Shetty, holds a couple of surprises for its listeners as far as the music goes. Sandeep Chowta returns to Bollywood with this film and the album also includes a composition by Pakistani band Suroor. And while there is Shibani Kashyap composing and rendering a track, Raghav Sachar too contributes.

There seems to be upbeat trend of having multiple composers for a film album and SUNDAY seems to be one such optimistic presentation. Pop diva Shibani Kashyap, “bhangra” sensation Daler Mehndi, upcoming prodigy Raghav Sachar, contemporaries Sandeep Chowta, Amar Mohile and new kids on block from Pakistan – “Surror” are the chosen one to deliver hot “n” spicy stuff. It can be transitory phase but the results in SUNDAY seem to be swashbuckling with tracks like “Missing Sunday”, “Pyar to Hona Hi Tha” and “Manzar” promising chartbusting success.

Sandeep Chowta gains his phenomenal ground in the marquee by pitching out a really hot and sweltering sluggish paced hip-hop and electronica type of “razzmatazz” fervor in feverishly paced title track “Missing Sunday”. Mahua Kamath, an ex-VIVA group vocalist seductive vocal oomph seems to be getting all playful acts together with impressive Suraj energized vocals joining the fun in tandem. Chowta’s upbeat inundation of hip-hop with tantalizing electronic beat rhythmic patterns collages effervescently with snooty Earl Edger emceeing in making it hot-shot hit track. “Missing Sunday (remix” simply adds more zest to the party but this time it’s more of a sluggish “club-house” stylized work where regular paced vocals gets into groove with subtle instrumental flows. Go get it!

JAL, ROXEN and now SURROR! “Pyar to Hona Hi Tha” (album –“Pyar to Hona Hi Tha”) marks the promising introduction of another prodigal Paki rock band “Surror” into Hindi filmdom with great success and all credits to their sonorously soft vocals, combustible orchestration and lucid wordings. Lead vocalists Kamran Bari along with Mohammad Ali leads the energetic bandwagon of spirited percussionist, flashy guitarist and thunderous arranger that really fires the entire energy on floors. Despite its blistering rock-concert feel, filmmakers have mistaken it as syrupy romantic duet but anyway it’s listening delight all the way. Even its flashy “club” mix gets both feet’s together on floors and with echoing DJ claps and scratches mixing well with snazzy disco beat fillers, its really one great party feeling.

If there was any thunder and edginess in “Talwar Re” (CHOODO NA YAAR) then “Loot Liya” seems to be another extension with spirited “Maharastrian Lavani” folksy touches. Daler Mehndi goes full throttle for this raunchy dancing track where gruffly paced Sunidhi Chauhan joins him in tandem to energize all passion. This coarsely composed folksy composition by Daler Mehndi may not be finest in its league but certainly delivers a pertinent festive feel for the desired situation.

“Kashmakash” tries to be another segment in this svelte sultry femme fatale style of seductive track like “Zinda Hoon Main” (ZINDA), but the ire and incineration of enticing listeners is completely missing. Shibani’s messy composition and Virag Mishra’s unimposing wordings seems to have muddled up all the sensuality in the track. The loud crooning and jarring orchestration sounds haywire and overall impact of scorching hot “item song” is strikingly missing. DJ Suketu’s technical skills improvises its prospects where Shibani’s vocals are at accelerated tempo while racy beat juggling and thumping impacts makes mood merrier with its infectious flow.

Raghav Sachar, the multifaceted musical talent who impounded with his prowess in KABUL EXPRESS makes all trendy moves in striking chord with “rock-cum-jazz” style of arrangement work in “Manzar”. It’s all together hip-shaking groovy number where soft rock concert feel gets tangy with “saxophone” stylized of “jazz” romanticism with dash of hip-hop rendition in delivering a rollicking feel on floors. Sachar’s strong affixation of Sufi music gets energized with Aditya Dhar simple wordings and gels together affably to give another pop genre loving track.

Finally there is “Sunday Theme”, by tried and trusted background scorer Amar Mohile, where the frothy and cheerful feel of “Sunday” is tantalized with varying pitched instrumental flows that amalgamates with choral emceeing (Clint and Joy) of the spirited feel of the film. It’s perfectly balanced to be well suited for beginning or end titles and do experience some hilarious moments getting refurbished on silver screen with “bits and parts” of this chirpy instrumental number.

SUNDAY proves to be bankable commercial preposition where assimilation of many multifaceted prodigies delivers ample moments to cherish for both producers as well as for its listeners. The album promises chartbusting hits in tracks like “Missing Sunday” and “Pyar to Hona Hi Hai” while tracks like “Manzar” and “Loot Liya” are expected to be picking up well with film’s success at box office.

In nutshell, its promising musical farewell to year 2007 and confirmatory success for SUNDAY!

Watch some cool wallpapers from the movie “Taare Zameen par”

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