Akshay Kumar has emerged recently as one of the top Bollywood actors and is busy with the shooting of all his upcoming movies and the promotion of his upcoming movie Chandni Chowk to China. He has been loved by the Indian audience and he has also shown his love towards them. But Akki is a very good family man too and he has shown how much he loves his wife and lucky charm Twinkle Khanna too. He gifted her a Bentley car worth Rs. 3 crore as a birthday gift for her upcoming birthday on December 29. With this gift the Akki family also entered into the exclusive club of Bentley owners in India. Akshay surely knows how to please his wife.
Salman Khan celebrated a quite birthday today with no big celebrations as turned 43 today. It is also regarded that his birthday was also quite because of the problems with Shahrukh Khan in his girlfriend Katrina’s birthday. Aamir Khan gifted Salman two handmade paintings on his birthday today and there was not other news throughout the day. Hope that everything will fall back in place once again.
Aamir Khan is also known as Mr. Perfectionist and he always portrays the characters in his movie to their skin. He is regarded by many as the best actor in Bollywood in terms of acitng. To add to that he only acts in a handful of movies and not more than one or two movies per year. That results in making an Aamir Khan movie nothing less than a festival and this year the release of Ghajini is a mega festival bundled with Christmas and New Year. The hype of the new Ghajini look of Aamir Khan is also very high and with more than 1100 prints Ghajini is almost sure to become a superhit.
However, apart from business does Ghajini also give all movie goers a worth of their money. Happily I can say that Aamir Khan has delivered the goods yet again. According to me this might be just one of his best acts till date. The movie has got a lot of violence but everybody knew it was an action flick and not the chocolate boy image of Aamir Khan. Many viewers are also saying that perhaps it is the best Bollywood movie in the past few years in terms of performance and storyline. The storyline is mostly the same as the Tamil Ghajini except for the climax but this Aamir version of Ghajini is just awesome. I am not saying about the tamil actor or his acting skills but Aamir Khan is a class apart as everybody knows. The movie is a revenge saga and the only small point that can be said is that it is a 3 hour long movie. But to tell the truth you cannot miss even a minute of the 3 hours as is expected from a Aamir Khan film. The screenplay and direction are excellent and director A. R. Murugadoss deserves accolades for sure. The music by A R Rehman is excellent as expected.
In the movie, Aamir Khan’s girlfriend Asin is violently murdered resulting in his memory loss. But Aamir tries to work around this short-term memory loss and avenge the murder of Asin. The storyline is not much different from the Tamil version except for the climax. Most people already knew the story long before the movie was released but it is the magic of Aamir Khan who can make a remake so exceptional. Aamir Khan is an actor par excellence and he has answered once again about the No. 1 actor in Bollywood through his acting. Ghajini is going to be superhit without even a tinge of doubt and if my predictions are right it might even become the biggest Bollywood grosser of all time. I would advice everybody to watch this movie without even a tinge of doubt. You will not only get the value of your money in this movie but a lot more than that.
I would give this movie a 4.5/5
I have been an ardent fan of Hollywood animation movies ranging from Shrek, Bee Movie, Madagascar and almost every big Hollywood animation movie. But the animation movies in India did not give me much hope for 3D animation movies in India but Jumbo has changed my view. Hanuman was a very good movie in terms of story but I would still not compare it to Hollywood animation movies because the quality of animation had a long way to go. I watched the Yashraj movie Roadside movie but it was much too Indianised and looked like they were trying to include Bollywood masala into an animation movie which was really pathetic. But Jumbo gives some sigh of relief.
Jumbo or Jaiveer is a baby elephant who dreams of following his missing father’s footsteps and becoming the royal elephant. He moves out in search of his missing father and meets with a female elephant (later his love interest in the movie), a messenger bird and a kindly elephant trainer. Then he becomes a war elephant and defends his kingdom against opponents.
Although it has taken a small step towards Hollywood animation movies, but it still seems to be directed to cater to an Indian audience which disappoints me a bit. I believe that animation movies much reach beyond boundaries and only then will they become popular. I have watched a lot of Hollywood animations and I do not remember any of them made specially attractive for western or US audience. I hope that in the next Bollywood animation venture it would be catering to a global audience but Jumbo is still a much better relief than the previous attempts by Bollywood in animation movies.
I would give this movie a rating of 2.5/5
In the ongoing war between the two biggest superstar Khans of Bollywood, Aamir Khan has again made indirect remarks on Shahrukh Khan. Aamir Khan, the perfectionist said that best actor does not need to announce and proclaim himself like Shahrukh Khan. It is well known that both the Khans are engaged in a war of words over the best actor in Bollywood for long and this remarks is an extension of this. Both Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan are known to be actors producing the highest amount of superhits and blockbusters but both are unique crowd puller in their own way.
When asked, Aaamir said “For me Amitabh Bachchan is No 1. Do Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar and Amitabh Bachchan say they are number one? No one who sits on the top needs to say he is number one. Others keep claiming to be there.”
When he was asked about Shahrukh Khan calling himself the biggest brand in Bollywood, he said, “I don’t believe in competitions with others. I only compete with myself.”
He leaves another satire at the end saying, “Do you think I could dare to fight with Shah Rukh. He is a good friend and so I can’t fight with him. I respect him a lot.”
Talking about his next movie Three Idiots which also casts Kareena Kapoor, he says, “My forthcoming film after Ghajini is Rajkumar Hirani’s Three Idiots and I play the character of an idiot with R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. But I think Shah Rukh, Salman and I are truly the three idiots of Bollywood.”
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif come on screen together for the first time in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. The movie is a Rajkumar Santoshi film who is known for his movies like Andaaz Apna Apna, Ghatak, Ghayal, Damini, Halla Bol and The Legend of Bhagat Singh. The movie would also feature Salman Khan in a special role while Upen Patel and Asrani are present in the supporting cast.
Asin seems to be making big inroads into Bollywood bagging several brands Bollywood movie offers. Asin Thottumkal, the south actress who has made her entry into Bollywood with the Amir Khan starrer Ghajini seems seems to be the next big thing in Bollywood. She has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Jewellery brand Tanishq and she would also feature in the new Tata sky advertisement.
Tata Sky ad
Aamir Khan has already created a lot of hype in Bollywood with his great physique and looks in the movie Ghajini. Amir Khan is known as the perfectionist and he has yet again done a lot of hard work to build a great physique as required by the script of his forthcoming movie Ghajini. Aamir had a normal body till his last movie Taarein Zameen Par but in the first look of Ghajini his body has been admired by all. Everyone in Bollywood and in the whole of India was surprised by his great biceps and muscles which are visible in the first look of Ghajini. But Aamir must not have thought that his great biceps could create any problem for anybody. But his Ghajini biceps have actually created troubles for a lady. There was temporary tattoo on his body in the Ghajini first look photo of Aamir Khan where there was a random phone number written. But the phone number turned out to be of Dr. Surekha Verma, a resident of Kanjurmarg who started receiving a lot of calls abruptly asking for Aamir Khan. She switched off the phone and later came to know that her phone number was tattooed on Aamir’s biceps. However, Madhu Verma, the producer of the movie said they would apologize to Dr. Surekha Verma for the problem caused and would offer a new mobile connection which Dr. Verma told was fine.
Aishwarya Rai Bachan has been very successful as a Bollywood actress. She has also left her mark in a few Hollywood films and her career has always been marching ahead after she won the title of Miss World in 2004. She has been regarded and voted as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Aishwarya Rai has now got the title of sexiest eyes’ in US TV E!’s Sexiest Body Parts List. She has got this title ahead of Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox and Scarlett Johansson. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen walked away with the sexiest legs award while Jessica Biels butt has topped the list of E!’s sexiest bottom
Golmaal Returns and Fashion were released on Diwali with a lot of expectations as there were no big crackers in the box office for sometime. And Diwali week is always regarded as a very good week to release movies as there has been good business on Diwali throughout the years. This time India is going through economic strains and so filmmakers and distributors were worried if movies would do good business inspite of the economic situation.
This year the box office has again responded well this Diwali. Both Golmaal Returns and Fashion opened with 80-90% occupancy in the first two days. While the distributors has revealed that Golmaal Returns grossed over Rs 11 crore in the first day itself and Fashion earned 7 crore. The best part is that Golmaal Returns and Fashion are targetted at different audience groups and so will not be affecting each others business. Golmaal is already a sure shot hit and might be even a superhit if it sustains in the second week. Fashion is doing well in multiplex audiences in the metros and it is picking up very good after a slow start. It seems Diwali 2008 might even be better than Diwali 2007 in terms of box office collections although there are no huge films like Om Shanti Om and Sawariya like 2007.