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Jul.02.2011
Buddha Hoga Tera Baap or Qabar Mein Hoga Tera Dada  A near-to-grave shooter (Amitabh Bachchan) returns from Paris to finish one last job. He takes offence to O(ld) word. He can sing, dance, mouth dialogs like an old man (that he is) but is craving to be a hero (that he was). He acts as a central character but is a character artist. And that is where he tumbles....
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Mar.22.2010
Hindus Contribution Towards Making Of Pakistan   We talk about minorities in India but are strangely unaware of the existence of the same in neighbouring Pakistan. Even before Independence Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Jews and Christians existed in undivided India. There was large scale migration/exodus post partition (gadar) on either side. Despite being unofficially...
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Mar.16.2010
They make a name for themselves on TV serials. We all remember the characters they play. Their faces register but not their names. The next step for them is to transform into Bolly actors. They do get movies too but in inconsequential roles. And finally they realise Bollywood is not their cup of tea. Most return to the small screen. Why do these TV actors not...
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Mar.13.2010
      The most awaited movie after Avatar (2009) opened to a tremendous response. Director Tim Burton has made an extension to Lewis Carroll’s (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) novels Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (1865) and Through The Looking-Glass (1871). It combines live action with animation and was released in 3D, IMAX 3D and regular theatres. Most of you have...
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Mar.11.2010
    From My Name Is Lakhan (Ram Lakhan, 1989) to My Name Is Khan (MNIK, 2010) is a moving story of changing times. It reminds you of the famous line “Name is Bond. James Bond.” But there the similarity ends.   If a major event happens in a first world country, it can create havoc in a common man’s life and shatter many lives. And when a 9/11 terrorist attack...
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Mar.07.2010
    Thank God! It’s over. It’s finally over. Before most Indians burst (at the seams), the drama ended. Rahul Mahajan finally garlanded Dimpy Ganguly (21) and soon thereafter married her. (Thank God for small mercies. Remember Rakhi Sawant broke up even before marrying Elesh Parujanwala.)   The other two finalists – Harpreet Chabra (20) and Nikunj Malik (25...
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Mar.04.2010
There is Rahul Gandhi (39), a politician; Rahul Dravid (37), a cricketer; Rahul Bose (42), actor; Rahul Vaidya (22), singer; Rahul Bhatt (20), fitness trainer/aspiring actor; Rahul Khanna (37), actor; Rahul Roy (42), actor but none to beat Rahul Mahajan (35), a who-body. Jab miya biwi raazi toh kya karega kaazi (When husband wife agree, what can anyone do?) Alas...
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Feb.24.2010
Can’t ‘imagine’ a RDLJ taking over DDLJ. Can’t imagine a Rahul taking over SRK! This Rahul is not the heartthrob of DDLJ but a druggy, a wife beater and a divorcee. With a laughter that would scare the wolves away (forget attracting ‘brides-to-be’) Rahul Mahajan is neither a (role) model nor a star actor. An over-aged ubla hua aaloo (boiled potato) is out to make...
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Feb.03.2010
National Bingo Night is the new hourly TV show being hosted on Colors channel from January 16 2010 at 9 pm and produced by Fox TV Studio and Idea. The show is based on an international format of similar name Bingo. As show is already popular overseas, the same has been repeated since its launch in India. To gain more popularity, its format is simple. The...
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Feb.03.2010
Neither it is Lagaan (2001) nor is it Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005). Neither is it an Asoka (2001) nor a Jodhaa Akbar (2008). It is Veer, a movie totally belonging to Salman Khan. There is no history or geography here. There is only Salman Khan, who with his biceps and triceps (and multiceps) is out to conquer the world (read British) a la Sunny Deol in Gadar...