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Sholay 3D

November 14, 2013 | 2014 | Permalink

Release Date: January 3, 2014
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Starring: Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjad Khan, Satyen Kappu, A.K. Hangal, Sachin, Jagdeep, Leela Mishra, Asrani, Keshto Mukherjee, Mac Mohan, Viju Khote, Iftekhar, Helen, Jalal Agha

Sholay (Embers), a classic from 1975, was an action-adventure Hindi film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by his father G. P. Sippy. The film follows two criminals, Veeru and Jai (played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan), hired by a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar) to capture the ruthless dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri also star, as Veeru and Jai’s love interests. Sholay is considered one of the best Indian films. It was ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time. In 2005, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards named it the Best Film of 50 Years.

The film was shot in Ramanagara, in the southern state of Karnataka, and took more than two years. After the CBFC censored a few of the more violent scenes, Sholay was originally released with a length of just under 200 minutes. In 1990, an extended cut with 6 extra minutes was released on VHS. The point when initially discharged, Sholay gained negative basic surveys and a lukewarm business reaction, yet favourable expressions of-mouth reputation helped it to turn into a film industry victory. It softened records for ceaseless showings up numerous theatres crosswise over India, and ran for more than five years at Mumbai’s Minerva theatre. By a few records, Sholay is the most noteworthy aggregating Indian film ever, balanced for expansion.

The film drew vigorously from the gatherings of Westerns, and is a characterizing sample of the masala classification. Researchers have noted a few subjects in the film, for example glorification of viciousness, compliance to feudal ethos, wrangle between social request and mobilised usurpers, homosocial holding, and the film’s part as a national purposeful anecdote. The consolidated offers of the first ever soundtrack, scored by R. D. Burman, and the exchanges (discharged independently), set new bargains records. The film’s discoursed and certain characters came to be amazingly prevalent, helping various social memes and coming to be part of India’s every day vernacular.

In March 2012, Shaan Uttam Singh, the grandson of producer G.P. Sippy, and copyright owner of the film, said that he would sponsor a conversion of the film to 3D.

“We are coming up with the 3D version of “Sholay”. The project is almost complete… The movie is a classic and people will love to watch it with the technological augmentation.”

Highway

November 7, 2013 | 2014 | Permalink

Release Date: 02/21/2014
Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
Starring: Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt

Highway is a Bollywood romantic drama all set to be released on February 21, 2014. It is being directed by Imtiaz Ali who is famous for his third film Jab We Met and also his 2009 success Love Aaj Kal. Starring in Highway is Randeep Hood who played Agnel Wilson, an Assistant Commission of Police in the wildly popular Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. He is also well known for his roles in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster in 2011 and Jannat 2 in 2012. Also starring is the very lovely and talented newcomer, Alia Bhatt who had her acting debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year in 2012.

The story is mainly about two characters from entirely different backgrounds who make there way across six states in a truck. Highway promises to be a thoughtful and inspiring story. This movie has been in the works as a simple idea in the mind of director Imtiaz Ali for some time. About the story he said:

“Highway has been a story that has stayed with me for 15 years. There was something in it that didn’t die. Usually you lose interest in a story beyond a certain point. But with Highway, there was something very subtle, yet something very influential. I intended Highway to be the first film that I ever made.”

The film was originally slated for December 12, 2013 but has since been moved back to this coming February. We can’t wait!

Dedh Ishqiya

November 3, 2013 | 2014 | Permalink

Release Date: 01/10/2014
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Huma Qureshi

Explore the 7 stages of love this January with the forthcoming Indian black comedy and thriller film “Dedh Ishqiya” which is directed by abhishek Chaubey and is starring Madhuri Dixit. It is the highly anticipated sequel to the box office success of Ishqiya which was released in 2010. Little is know of the plot thus far, but the released teaser has revealed this gem.

Dedh Ishqiya is a story of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit.

Many of the original cast are returning to reprise their roles including Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, but production has certainly had it’s share of setbacks. The supporting actress role was originally offered to Asin Thottumkal who determined the role was not right for her. Kangana Ranaut then signed on, but later left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Huma Qureshi ended up replacing Kangna Ranaut and will be paired opposite Arshad Warsi.

Further, production has been hampered by shooting delays, but the wait should prove to be worth it. Mahmudabad palace near Barabanki was fixed up for the shoot which should provide an exciting backdrop. Madhuri Dixit is reported to have performed mujra dance to a song entitled: Apne Karar Mein. Finally it was reports that actors Naseeruddin Shah and Madhuri Dixit spice things up with an intimate scene that was shot back in May 2013. We look forward to what promises to be an exciting and entertaining film at the start of 2014!

Jai Ho

November 2, 2013 | 2014 | Permalink

Release Date: 01/24/2014
Director: Sohail Khan
Starring: Salman Khan,Sana khan, Daisy Shah, Tabu

Jai Ho is an upcoming Bollywood action film starring Salman Khan, Daisy Shah and Sana Khan with Tabu and Mukul Dev also star in the film. It is a remake of Telugu film Stalin . The film is directed by Sohail Khan under the Sohail Khan Production franchise. The film is set to release in January 2014.

In late 2012, Sohail Khan announced his intention to remake the film Stalin. Renaming it Mental, Sohail began to put the project into action. Shooting started on 27 February 2013 but was then postponed from February to March. Shooting began in late March 2013. The project was re-titled to Jai Ho.

The film will mark the debut of Sana Khan and Santosh Sukla.

While there were rumors that the film would release in 3D formats, Sohail Khan said,

“First, let me complete my film in the normal format. Then I’ll take a call”.