Tamannah With Virat Kohli

It’s a long time buzz and it has now become a reality at last. Tamannah and cricketer Virat Kohli have shot for a television commercial, batting for a mobile phone brand.

The ad was shot by leading Tollywood director Trivikram Srinivas, who had earlier directed celebrities such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ramcharan for television commercials.

“The commercial was shot in Mumbai. Along with visuals, photos were also taken and they will be used for print ads. The chemistry between Virat and Tamannah was good,” sources said.

Tamannah, after rocking Kollywood and Tollywood, is all set try her luck in Bollywood. She is currently busy with the remake of ‘Himmatwala’, in which she has played the role performed by Sridevi in the original.

Asin And Kareena Equals At 100cr Club

Asin, the charming star from South has made her successful entry into Bollywood with AR Murugadoss directed Ghajini and now she equals Bollywood glam Kareena Kapoor in 100cr club with her latest released movie ‘Bol Bachchan’ with Ajay Devgan and Abishek Bachchan.

Congratulations to Asin for her fourth film Bol Bachchan that has joined the exclusive Bollywood’s Rs.100crore club. Asin has now shared the top spot with Kareena Kapoor who also has four films at the Rs.100cr club. Happy Asin says, “I am happy I’ve come this far here in Bollywood on my own without any godfathers, grandfathers or millionaire boyfriends.”

Asin has not signed any films in Kollywood so far, after her last outing Kaavalan with Vijay in Tamil film industry in early 2011. BizHat wishes stunning actress Asin, to go long way in her career ahead…

Malayalam film industry mourns Rajesh Khanna’s death

Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry mourned the death of Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna who passed away Wednesday in Mumbai after prolonged illness.

Mourning the death of ‘Kaka’, thespian actor from Kerala Madhu said they met on a few occasions during his heydays and he closely watched Khanna’s acting skills.

“Yes, I remember he was always seen as a heart throb and many in the industry here, then used to closely watch his progress. Certainly he was a good actor,” pointed out Madhu, a heart throb in the industry here in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Ace comedian and character artist Jagdeesh pointed out that when he was a college student, everyone wanted to dress and have a hair style similar to Khanna.

“I remember that after a series of his films became blockbusters, he was ordained with the status of India’s first superstar. Until then, all were known as just stars and he became a superstar,” said Jagdeesh.

Popular actor Mukhesh said that Khanna reigned supreme in Bollywood and it was only after Amitabh Bachchan took over that he lost his number one status there.

Khanna, who was a former Congress parliamentarian, was also remembered by Kerala Congress president Ramesh Chennithala who recalled his association with the star when they sat together in the Lok Sabha during 1991-96.

“We were friends and knew one another well. He always carried himself well even though he was a popular film star. We used to interact then and also it continued even when he was not a Lok Sabha member. He did what he was asked to do for the Congress party,” said Chennithala.

Prakash Raj: Bollywood’s busy villain

Looks like Prakash Raj is all set to storm the Hindi film industry with his power-packed performance. The popular south Indian actor-producer-director is currently part of three promising Bollywood projects.

He is playing the villain in ‘Dabangg 2′, a sequel to one of the biggest blockbusters of the recent times. Prakash Raj is part of ‘Rowdy Rathore’ the Hindi remake of Tamil hit ‘Siruthai’. He will also be seen in the remake of Amitabh Bachchan classic, ‘Zanjeer’.

‘Zanjeer’ will be directed by Apoorva Lakhia simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu and it will have Chiranjeevi’s son Ramcharan Teja in the lead role. “I’m playing the role essayed by the iconic Ajith in the original,” says Prakash Raj.

On ‘Dabangg 2′, he says, “I am having a great time on the sets of the film. The sequel is 10 times more powerful than Dabangg. Everyone will love it.” Prakash Raj is confident that ‘Rowdy Rathore’ will also make it big.

Priyadarshan to remake ‘Marykkundoru Kunjadu’ in Hindi

‘Marykkundoru Kunjadu’ that was directed by Shafi, and that had Dileep playing the lead role was a runaway hit.

The film would now be remade in Hindi, by the master of remakes himself, Priyadarshan.

Its learned that Priyan has titled the film as ‘Malamal Weekly – 2′. It has also been reported that Ranbeer Kapoor and Suneil Shetty are being considered to play the roles that Dileep and Biju Menon played in the original film.

The shoot of the film would start by February 2012.

Aishwarya Rai gives birth to a baby girl

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Seven Hills Hospital, Marol, Mumbai.

Aishwarya delivered a healthy baby girl today. Amitabh Bachchan proudly tweeted, “I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !” The happy father, Abhishek Bachchan also tweeted, “IT’S A GIRL!!!!!! :-)))))”.

Aishwarya’s father-in-law had tweeted earlier in the day, “and as i write, there is still no news from Aishwarya .. your wishes and prayers with us … thank you.”

It was earlier being speculated that Aishwarya will deliver on November 11, 2011. In fact, the Bachchan family even began getting congratulatory messages on Aishwarya delivering a baby boy on 11.11.11. Big B then tweeted, “Getting congratulatory messages on Aishwarya delivering a boy!!! Guess they know more than even she does!! False and incorrect news.”

RA. ONE – Movie Review

From the very onset, this classy sci-fi film sets the viewers’ adrenalin soaring. It also educates, entertains and eulogises our culture. And, very predictably, from the very beginning you know that the crux of the film is about how good triumphs over evil.

“Ra.One” dwells into the virtual world of today’s youngsters who are hooked on to technology and video games.

Prateik (Armaan Verma) is one of them. For him the villain is the hero simply because he does not play by the rules. It’s winning, by hook or by crook, that matters to him.

Shekhar Subramanium (Shah Rukh Khan), the clumsy, nerdy game developer father of Prateik, lovingly tries convincing his son with, “Allow me to quote….” and quotes Mahatma Gandhi and such like. The youngster is unimpressed, thereby revealing the generation and cultural gap between the two of them.

Disheartened by the strain in the father-son relationship, Shekhar develops the invincible Random Access One (Ra.One), who can take any form, to please his son. Still not fully convinced with his own creation, as a standby he also develops Good One (G- One), who could exterminate Ra.One if need be.

Excited with his father’s creation, Prateik plays Ra.One with a screen name, Lucifer. He manages to cross level two of the video game, thereby antagonising “Ra.One”. Unknown to Shekhar and his team, Ra.One steps out of the game into their real world to eliminate Lucifer, thereby threatening Prateik’s life.

This concept of the characters sliding from the virtual world into the real world seems to have been inspired from the Hollywood film, “The Purple Rose of Cairo”.

“Ra.One” is an outright Shah Rukh Khan film.

The way Shah Rukh gracefully slips into the roles of Shekhar, Ra.One and G-One, leaving no room for confusion, is remarkable.

He is the superhero of the film. That’s because the script was skillfully and convincingly put together by Anubhav Sinha, Kanika Dhillon, Mushtaq Sheikh and David Benullo. The dialogues by Kanika and Niranjan Iyengar are good in parts.

The little gimmicks by Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra and Rajnikant add to the lighter moments of the film but take the story nowhere.

Shahana Goswami as the employee at the electronic company and Arjun Rampal as Ra.One look fine for the roles they play but have very little to deliver. Armaan as Pratiek is impressive.

The outfits of Ra.One and G-One designed by Robert Kurtzman and the bright production design are worth a mention.

Vishal-Shekhar’s music and the background score along with the awesome stunts and thrilling chases are electrifying. The film would not have been what it is if it was not for Resul Pookutty’s sound design, Sanjay Sharma’s editing and for the visual and special effects team.

With all the minor blemishes, this movie is still worth seeing at least once.

This high energetic film is loaded with antics, animation and action. With many thrilling sequences mounted with grandeur, it gives you the feel of a live video game. It is probably one of the classiest movies seen in the Hindi film industry and a feather in Anubhav’s hat.

Ra.One’ gets ready for the big release

As the Deepavali festival is coming up with big movies from other languages, Mollywood superstars are just pushing themselves out of the fray. Their new movie’s ”venicile Vyaapari’ and ‘Arabeem Ottakavum Pinee Njaanum’ will appear in theatres only by the 4th of November.

The biggest of the release for the season will be Shahrukh’s Hindi movie ‘Ra.One’, which started giving promos from the very first day of its shoot. The movie which is completed in around 200 crores will make to more than 75 centres in the  state, the biggest ever release for a Hindi film. In cities likes Ernakulam and Thriruvananthapuram, the movie will open in more than two centres, with some screening the 3D version.’Ra.one’ will be released in both 2D and 3D formats across over 5,000 screens worldwide in 2D and around 550 screens in 3D by Eros international  and Red Chillies, along with its dubbed versions  in Telugu, Tamil and German. The movie’s television broadcasting rights  had been sold to Star TV network for a record sum of Rs40 crore while its music rights is with T-series for a 15 crore.

ShahRukh appear as a Tamil character with the name Shekhar Subrahamaniam in the movie , who create a game show for his son, which later becomes  reality.The presence of Rejanikanth and Amitabh batchan will also be the highlight s
of the movie which has special effects  created by the best of the technicians of Hollywood.

Vijay’s Tamil film ‘velayudham’ is also planned to be on theatres for this Deepavali. The movie will be distributed to 100 theatres in the state of Kerala while the other big Tamil film from Suriya ‘7am Arivu’ is said to be the movie which carry the maximum expectations from Malayalees. The movie by A R Murugadoss was under production for more than two years. ‘7aam Arivu’ will also open in around 100 centres in the state. this will leave no other big Mollywood movies in theatres, at least for the Deepavali week.