100 Days of Love Review

100dayslove100 Days Of Love is a romantic drama written and directed by debutante Jenuse Mohamed. The movie stars Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in the lead roles. 100 Days Of Love is produced by Vijayakumar Palakkunnu, under the banner Aishwarya Sneha Movies.

The setting is urbane and the visuals are delicious. You wait for something grand to be served, but what follows is a hollow love story that is never engaging.

The lovebirds are called B K N or Balan K Nair (Dulquer Salmaan), who is a journalist, and Sheela (Nithya Menen), a student. The characters have been named after the legendary villain and the beautiful heroine from the past is indeed funny, but is that all you look forward to in a movie?

They meet one night when they get into the same taxi, just by chance. One smile and the boy is head over heels in love with the girl, though his clues about her is limited to a couple of photographs in the camera that he gets in the process.

The hero is frantically searching for the girl, with the help of his friend, Ummer (Sekhar Menon). They manage to find her, but by the time the two meets, your interest in the proceedings will be over.

Even if you are ready to buy this mushy romantic tale, this one is heavily influenced by some of those lowbrow Hollywood rom-coms, tailor made for the western sensibilities.

In the end, the film never makes any impact whatsoever, apart from the good looks of the lead pair. It’s a hotchpotch of usual sequences that we have seen in most love stories and it is as energizing as having a hot cup of coffee, sans sugar. It’s fine if your doctor wanted you to, but never otherwise.

Jenuse Mohamed’s script brings out a usual love story in a different way. The movie which travels through the cliched situations and dialogues looks artificial at places.The director has managed to conceal the little flaws to an extent with the brilliant visualisation. In short, 100 Days Of Love is a perfect launch pad for Jenuse.

Dulquer Salmaan perfectly plays Balan K Nair and lives the role with his expressive eyes and soulful voice. Nithya Menen, who plays Sheela, fits into her role of a Bangalore based Malayali girl and shares a great chemistry with Dulquer Salmaan. Shekhar Menon shines in his role with an energetic performance.

A very fresh version of so-called cliched love stories.

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.”

RGV to make a film on Osama’s Afterlife?

While the whole of US and citizens of every country are busy rejoicing the death of Osama Bin Laden and people are busy discussing the fate of Pakistan, the happenings seem to have led Ram Gopal Varma onto a whole new idea of making a film on Osama Bin Laden’s afterlife!. The director has expressed his wish in doing a film on Osama Bin Laden’s afterlife, where he rises as a ghost and haunts the White House!

The project is currently titled as ‘Terror Turns To Horror, Al Queda Part 2.’ While our very own RGV is busy with scripting for this venture, even Hollywood director Katherine Bigelow is planning a movie on the life of Osama and US’s victory.

Already Varma is working on a film titled ‘Not A Love Story’ – the story which is based on the infamous Neeraj Grover’s murder case by Kannada actress Maria Susairaj and boyfriend Mathew. RGV wants to portray the emotions these characters went through on the night of murder through this film, he expressed to the media.

Two interesting scripts based on real life incidents right? Well, looks like there’s a lot to expect from RGV this year!

Sachin Tendulkar becomes first Indian to have 1 million followers on Twitter

In cricket history, no one can beat Sachin Tendulkar as far as individual milestones are concerned. Master blaster is close to create another milestone. This is not related to cricket. Sachin is very close to reach the figure of one million followers on Twitter. He is just 1100 followers away to become first Indian to have 10 lakh followers on Twitter.

Shashi Tharoor had 9.85 lakh followers on Twitter. Shahrukh Khan had over 8.60 lakh followers.

Happy birthday Nithya

Popular South Indian heroine Nithya Menen celebrates her birthday on April 8th. She has been a big hit among Kerala audience after the release of Urumi. The song ‘chimmi chimmi minni thilangana vaaroli kannanukk’ stays in the mind of every Malayalee. The role of Chirakkal Bala in Urumi opposite Prabhu Deva has made Nithya very popular. This role in Urumi helped Nithya to win the hearts of millions of Malayalees around the world. Nithya’s character in Urumi lingers longer than other characters in our minds.

Nithya, an artist par excellence who can sing well besides acting, always wanted to be behind the camera, directing and shooting her own films. She graduated in Journalism from Manipal Institute of Communication.

Aakasha Gopuram, an offbeat film directed by K.P. Kumaran, marked her debut in films. She was paired opposite none other than Mohanlal. The film failed to click but Nithya’s acting skills were noticed. Nithya also acted in a few Kannada films but has yet to make her mark in Sandalwood.

Nithya is currently a super hit among Telugu audiences after her super hit romantic comedy Ala Modalaindi. Offers are pouring in for this Bengaluru gal after the super success of Ala Modalaindi. She is currently busy shooting for the Telugu film Ishq opposite Nithin. Apart from Ala Modalaindi, her other film 180 opposite Siddarth was also well-received, making her one of the top heroines in Telugu films. This sincere hardcore artist is not even coming home for birthday. Nithya came home on 4th April for a short break and took her parents to watch her film Urumi, then had to get back for the shooting of Ishq, so she will not celebrate her birthday at home, but on the sets of Ishq.

Nithya will mark her entry into Tamil films with the release of Veppam later this month.

Bizhat.com wishes this young talented artist a special birthday.

Aishwarya charms at World Kannada Sammelan

The queen of Indian cinema Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan was the cynosure of all eyes yesterday at the inaugural programme of the World Kannada Sammelan held in Belgaum. Aishwarya arrived in a special aircraft at Sambra airport on Friday evening to attend the event. Earlier in the day Shiv Sena had asked her not to participate in the meet as it was against the Marathis.

Addressing the mammoth crowd of 70000 plus Aishwarya surprisingly began her speech in Kannada, Ido samastha Kannadigarige nanna vandane,” she said, eliciting loud applause. “Ellarigu preethiya namaskaragalu… nannannu abhimana-dinda karesi gouravisiddakke nanu abhari,” she said and then changed over to Hindi. Later keeping aside her prepared speech, she spoke her heart out, expressing gratitude for the love and honour bestowed on her by the Kannadigas.

Thanking the chief minister and other organisers for inviting her, she said, “I am happy to be here. I salute the people of Karnataka for giving me this opportunity to come here.”

Nayantara’s super

Currently Malayalee actress Nayantara is going through a lot of elements that put her in the news headlines on a weekly basis. Though there were unconfirmed reports last week  about the verbal fight between Simbu and Prabhu Deva over her, the latest news is that her latest movie in ‘Kannada titled ‘Super’ is grabbing super initial and super reports. The movie featuring Upendra as the hero have her as Indira, a dancer.

Nayantara’s next release in Malayalam will be Shyamaprasad’s ‘Electra’ which will have her as the title character. The actress was meted out with plenty of accolades when the movie was shown in IFFK and other festivals where it was much talked about.