Archive for January, 2008

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.”


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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

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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!

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

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still from Taare Zameen Par


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