Saturday, September 19, 2009


After Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat, Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is the latest celebrity to enter the world of Twitter.
The former Miss Universe, who is currently shooting for her upcoming film 'Housefull' that also stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan and Riteish Deshmukh, was helped by her co-star Riteish in setting up the Twitter account.
"Hiya! Just set up my account with help from RD on the sets of Housefull! Very excited!," Lara wrote in her first tweet on the micro-blogging website.
Riteish also expressed his happiness on Lara's entry in the world of Twitter.
"Guys. just got Lara on twitter.@DuttaLara," the 'Hey Baby' actor wrote on his webpage.

Courtesy: Times of India

However, 'Housefull' director Sajid Khan was not too happy with the 'Twitter' activity on the sets of his film.

"Hi guys, this is Sajid Khan. Please do this later as I need Riteish and Lara on the set, Sethji-Akki (Akshay Kumar) is waiting along with Arjuna," the director wrote on Riteish's twitter page.

The 31-year-old actress now joins the list of Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Uday Chopra and Gul Panag on Twitter and already has 484 followers just three hours after making her account on the popular networking website.

DIL BOLE HADIPPA : Family entertainer ;Film Review

Dil Bole Hadippa is interestingly has been released at a time when the sporting world is debating controversial athlete Caster Semenya's gender. This is in no way to suggest that Dil Bole Hadippa is a social commentary on gender bias in cricket. In fact the movie is not even a sports flick. It's a lighthearted Punjabi comedy with bits of romance, cricket, music and some good, Indian values thrown in.
Dil Bole Hadippa opens on a familiar note. In the first 15 minutes we are given a journey down Veer Zara's sarson ke khet, a Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi style gururdwara, a sporty DDLJ style entry for Shahid Kapoor, Chak De India's coaching camp and a Dhoom 2 poster stuck permanently in the background. Apart from this the film is sprinkled with several references to classic Bollywood blockbusters. But most of these are done with heart and genuine love for Hindi cinema – which is why you don't mind them.
The story of Veera Kaur (Rani Mukerji) who disguises herself as Veer for a chance at playing cricket is something of a female version Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Her coach is the England returned Rohan (Shahid Kapoor) whose dream is to resurrect his father's flagging T-20 team. The cricket angle in the film is the backdrop of an Indo-Pak friendship series called Aman Cup. There is also a love story between Shahid and the real Rani, that acts as a filler between all the sporting action.
Most of Dil Bole Hadippa relies on the confidence of the lead pair. Their charming enthusiasm and ability to infuse energy into the erratic screenplay is the movie's biggest trump card. While this is clearly a Rani centric film, Shahid Kapoor doesn't allow himself to get overshadowed. Already basking in the glory of Kaminey, this is Shahid's opportunity to showcase some Bollywood style herogiri. He even does a SRK DDLJ spoof, which is almost like an audition test for future YRF projects.
Rani is brilliant as the over the top Sardar. Some of the best scenes of the movie are between Shahid and the Sardar. As the naughty, small town girl, she does a retake of her Bunty Aur Babli act. Rani also makes subtle references to Madhuri Dixit, someone who did many author-backed entertainers, just like Mukerji. All that flab may have disappeared but Rani's screen presence is solid as ever. She goes through the entire film without shedding a tear, except for the last scene.
Which brings me to the last 30-minutes of Dil Bole Hadippa. While the first half is lengthy, disjointed and slow – things pick up post interval leading to a solid finale. The match choreography is no patch on Lagaan and Chak De India, but the emotions are sound. Rani's surprise shot with bat is a 'wow' moment in the film. Anupam Kher plays a cross between Lalit Modi and the cool DDLJ dad. The item girl duo – Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra are used as mere props, purely for cleavage show. The peppy score (especially Disco Wale Khisco) is underutilized and deserved better song placement.
Yet despite its flawed screenplay and cheesy treatment, there is an underlying goodness and innocence to the film. There is no vulgarity and some nice bits on family values and religious harmony. Come on! Cinema need not always be dark and edgy.
Verdict: It's a long weekend ahead. And Dil Bole Hadippa is just the kind of movie you will enjoy with your family. This one is an easy watch.
Rating: 2.5/5

WANTED : With lots of unWANTED stuff ; Film review

Genre: Action

Director: Prabhu Deva

Producer: Sahara One Motion Pictures, S. K. Films Enterprises

Presenter: Surinder Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Sahara One Motion Pictures

Music Director: Sajid-Wajid

Lyricist: Arun Bhairav

Star Cast: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Om Puri, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sayaji Shinde, Prakash Raj, Aseem Merchant, Vinod Khanna

Release Date: September 18, 2009

So far we had a perception that ‘Wanted’ was a ‘Salman Khan’ flick, but we didn’t expect it to have nothing else - no script, no editing, and even no logic. No second thoughts about the fact that the roguish charm of Salman is still there, which makes the movie a bit passable. However, beyond that, there is nothing in the film that would encourage you to spend your hard-earned money on a multiplex ticket. There is hardly any scene in the film that makes sense.
There is no logic in ‘Wanted’, be it the script or its execution. For instance, you have the heroine popping into every scene in which bullets are being fired. There is another thing in the film that is gross - the women only seem to be meant for being molested, giving the hero a chance to prove his goodness (by saving them, of course). The songs are plain pathetic, while the editing is shoddy. The one area where ‘Wanted’ scores is the action sequences, which are truly inventive and entertaining, without turning gory for even a second
The first half of ‘Wanted’ stretches on for much more time than is necessary, with the romantic track overshadowing the narrative. As to the second half, the action sequences dominated everything else. Talking about the performances, Sallu Bhai is fresh, in form, dances like a dream and kills like a pro. Ayesha Takia has been given a raw deal and did not get any scope to show her prowess. The National Award winning actor Prakash Raj was at his very best, while Govind Namdeo was good as always. All in all, this one is a DVD watch!.