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‘Dhanak’ takes on blind faith with a spoof on a popular religious figure!

Blind faith in the divine is always something people turn to when in need, yet sometimes that faith can be quite misplaced. Director Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak has shed light on this practice where the two children Chotu and Pari encounter a religious phoney Shira Mata on their life-changing journey to meet their idol and get Chotu’s eyesight back.

Shira Mata, played by the veteran actress Vibha Chibber, seems to be a hilarious take-off on a popular Indian self-styled God-woman who was recently in the news for her loud appearance, connections to Bollywood stars and even bigger claims of preaching the ways of God. By the looks of it, Dhanak also treads on the same path as previous satirical comedies Oh My God! and Pk which tackled the sensitive and controversial topic of blatant misuse and commercialization of religion.

This short promo from the film depicts one such ‘pure
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Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Dhanak’ hosts a special screening for 1000 underprivileged kids

Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak has been sending out ripples across B-town with its heartwarming storyline, adorable leads and the scenic beauty of Rajasthan. Recently, the makers of the film held a screening for a thousand underprivileged kids at PVR Priya, New Delhi, in association with PVR Nest, the Csr wing of India’s biggest cinema company, PVR Limited.

Dhanak revolves around the story of siblings Chotu, a blind yet feisty boy, and his loving sister Pari and the bond they share. The journey of the two kids across the intimidating yet breathtaking deserts of Rajasthan, to regain Chotu’s eyesight and meet their idol is a fun yet emotional watch for the audiences.

And from the look of it these children from an Ngo enjoyed the movie to their heart’s content, specially the delightful songs!

Dhanak has been written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, and stars Krrish Chhabria and
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Chotu vs Pari: The ‘Khan War’ starts again in Dhanak’s new trailer!

Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak has been creating quite a buzz with its heartwarming story and adorable performances by the two children Chotu and Pari. Going by the trailer, the growing popularity of this movie is palpable! We got a sneak preview of Pari’s love for Srk in the first trailer and her faith in her superstar Shah Rukh Khan that he would help restore Chotu’s eyesight.

However with the new promo of the movie, the audiences witness a twist in the tale. Pari’s adorable little brother is revealed to be a hardcore Salman Khan fan! The proof of which we observed in the moments from the promo where Chotu is seen wearing the trademark Salman bracelet, hugging Salman’s movie poster and ranting his name just to muffle his sister’s praise for the King Khan.

The rivalry between Salman and Shahrukh supporters has always created a
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‘Khan Wars’ between brother and sister in Dhanak’s new trailer!

Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak has been creating quite a buzz with its heartwarming story and adorable performances by the two children Chotu and Pari. Going by the trailer the growing popularity of this movie is palpable! We got a sneak preview of Pari’s love for Srk in the first trailer and her faith in her superstar Shahrukh Khan that he would help them solve their crisis.

However with the new promo of the movie out, the audiences witness a twist in the tale. Pari’s adorable little brother is revealed to be a hardcore Salman Khan fan! The proof of which we observed in the moments from the promo where Chotu is seen wearing the trademark Salman bracelet, hugging Salman’s movie poster and ranting his name just to muffle his sister’s praise for the King Khan.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP_mpqcJn8Q

The rivalry between
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‘Lucky Bracelet’ in Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Dhanak’ elicits curiosity among ‘Khan’ fans

The trailer of Nagesh Kukunoor’s highly anticipated film Dhanak has garnered tremendous buzz among audiences and film buffs. The film stars two young actors, Hetal Gada and Krrish Chhabria, essaying the roles of Pari and Chotu, who are complete show-stealers as they set out on a beautiful journey to meet their hero, Shah Rukh Khan.

However, as a lot of fans have noticed, Chotu is seen wearing a certain silver bracelet in Dhanak’s poster and trailer – a bracelet that is famously worn and considered a lucky charm by another Bollywood superstar! Needless to say, this has generated a lot of curiosity among audiences. So, is there a fun twist in this tale of innocence and hope?

Director Nagesh Kukunoor isn’t spilling the beans yet. “Let’s just say that every brother-sister bond, no matter how loving, has some point of rivalry – and Chotu and Pari have a very interesting one.
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Dhanak’s 1st song gives ‪the evergreen classic ‎Dum-a-Dum Mast Qalandar a cool new spin

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor has brought us another soul-stirring rendition of the popular Sufi song ‘Dum-a-Dum Mast Qalandar’ in his upcoming film ‘Dhanak’. The ever-green soulful number has been picturised on the eight-year visually-impaired old Chotu, who is travelling across the Rajasthan desert with his elder sister Pari to meet Shahrukh Khan, in the hope that the superstar will help him get his eyesight back.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCzPm0Ww4cc

Kukunoor has been extremely involved in all aspects of the film, including the music, and reveals that the song is his personal favourite. “In India, we are very proud of this classic melody that has always had a universal appeal over the years, and that comes across in the film as well.” Composed by Tapas Relia, the song has been sung by powerhouse performer Devu Khan, the young protégé of Indian Idol runner-up Swaroop Khan, from the folk
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The trailer of Nagesh Kukunoor’s much-awaited ‘Dhanak’ releases online!

The trailer of Nagesh Kukunoor’s internationally-acclaimed and much-awaited film ‘Dhanak’ (Rainbow) released today creating an instant buzz online. With ‘Dhanak’, the noted filmmaker completes his humane trilogy after his award-winning films, ‘Dor’ and ‘Iqbal’. The Ayesha Takia-Gul Panag starrer ‘Dor’ and ‘Iqbal’ starring Shreyas Talpade had tugged the heartstrings with their simple but heartwarming stories and now ‘Dhanak’ is touted to be notches above.

Having garnered worldwide acclaim and several international awards, ‘Dhanak’ – produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films – is slated for a release in India on June 10.

Dhanak’ revolves around eight-year old visually-impaired boy Chotu and his 10-year-old sister Pari, who has promised her younger brother, that he will be able to see by the time he turns nine. Happy, precocious and a smart ass, Chotu is the life of his small village in Rajasthan, while Pari is his eyes and his best friend. Once
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After Berlin, Nagesh Kukunoor's Dhanak will head to Tiff Kids

Last month Nagesh Kukunoor's Dhanak bagged 2 awards at the Berlinale Festival, and now Kukunoor is all set to leave for Toronto in April, where Dhanak will be screened at the Tiff kids.

Nagesh posted on a micro-blogging site, "Happy to announce that @Dhanakthefilm is headed to Toronto in April. Will show at @tiff kids."

Nagesh Kukunoor is known for his critically-acclaimed movies like Dor, Iqbal. Nagesh's last movie Laksmi, which was a Bollywood movie based on social problem, had also bagged an award for best narrative at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Dhanak is the story of a ten-year-old girl Pari and her blind younger brother Chotu, who are inseparable. Written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Dhanak's cast includes Krrish Chhabria, Hetal Gada, Gulfam Khan, Vipin Sharma, Suresh Menon, Chet Dixon, Fllora Saini, Vijay Maurya, Vibha Chhibber and Rajiv Laxman.
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Lakshmi to release on 21st March

Lakshmi, written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Produced by Satish Kaushik, Elahe Hiptoola, Jayantilal Gada and Nagesh Kukunoor, under the banner of Pen films, Uv News Media & Communication Limited, Sic productions and A Kukunoor Movies Production is slated for 21st March 2014 release.

Lakshmi starring Monali Thakur, Shefali Shah, Ram Kapoor, Nagesh Kukunoor, Satish Kaushik, Flora Saini, Vibha Chibber and Gulfam Khan is a true story of heroism and untold courage, a story of a child whose spirit could not be broken. A hero in a land filled with cowards, whose courage and determination finally triumphs over evil. The film has also won Audience award at Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The other credits on the film include Cinematographer – Chirantan Das, Editor – Sanjeeb Datta, Art director – Haris Umar Khan, Costume – Aparna Shah, Sound designer – Vipin Bhati, Lyrics – Manoj Yadav and Music & Background score – Tapas Relia.

Lakshmi to release on 21st March
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Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Lakshmi’ trailer and first look revealed

Lakshmi is a story of a beautiful 13 year old girl whose life takes a tragic turn. Snatched away from the security and love of her family, she is thrown into a life of trauma and terror, a violent nightmare for any woman.

It is the story of a frightening reality that haunts women from deprived backgrounds. But it is also the true story of a child whose spirit could not be broken. A hero in a land filled with cowards, whose courage and determination finally triumphs over evil.

Also starring are Shefali Shah,Ram Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Flora Saini, Vibha Chibber, Gulfam Khan and Nagesh Kukunoor himself. The movie is scheduled to release on 17th January 2014.

Check out the trailer and poster!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIHrOxsf6CE

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