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“Shabana Azmi’s Dolon In Sonata Will Stay With You For A Very Long Time” – Subhash K Jha Review

Sonata

Starring Shabana Azmi, Aparna Sen, Lilette Dubey

Directed by Aparna Sen

Except for one of the women landing up with a black eye and another making a shocking announcement at the end of this enchanting chamber piece—a sort of Beethoven for the sexually impaired—nothing really ‘happens’ in the 90-minute celluloid discourse on post-menopausal sexuality and other related topics on how to be a woman past her prime, without guilt and the accompanying crimes.

A lot of the recriminations and remonstrations that are thrown back and forth between Shabana Azmi and Aparna Sen are selfconsciously stagey, like two people, two women, who have been so close to one another for such a long time that they can afford to ‘act’ in front of one another without the risk of being misconstrued or causing permanent damage to their mutual relationship.

The fact that Shabana and Aparna have been friends
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Tiger Shroff and Nawazuddin Siddiqui pairing up as an unconventional ‘jodi’ in Munna Michael?

Tiger Shroff and Nawazuddin Siddiqui pairing up as an unconventional ‘jodi’ in Munna Michael?
Right through the 80s, Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor had paired up for many a film to make for a macho ‘jodi’. Films like Ram Lakhan, Karma, Andar Bahar, Yudh, Kaala Bazar, Parinda, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, 1942 – A Love Story and many more films are a testimony to that. ThatRead More

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Mukta Arts completes 36 years of successful entertainment

On the occasion of Diwali, Subhash Ghai’s film production company Mukta Arts turned 36 years old. The actor turned director is very happy that he is able to entertain audience with some of the most loved movies like Karz and Ram Lakhan.

Subhash Ghai tweeted, “36th anniversary today (Friday) of Mukta arts produced 41 films with 15 films directed by me going still strong. My gratitude to all in Mukta years.”

Mukta Arts produced its first film Karz, starring Rishi Kapoor, in 1978 and after that came out with a big range of movies – Hero, Karma, Khalnayak, Pardes, Taal, Yaadein, Iqbal, Joggers’ Park, and Aitraz. Subhash Ghai also directed super hit classic saga Ram Lakhan that gave Bollywood the superstar Madhuri Dixit, which is being re-made by Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty.

“Mahurat of every movie by Mukta arts took place on 24 oct only, which happened to be a day when I got married with Mukta Rehana.
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Jugal Hansraj joins Dharma Productions creative team

Jugal Hansraj joins Dharma Productions creative team
Jugal Hansraj best remembered for his roles as a child actor in Masoom, Karma and Sultanat, later featuring as the lead actor in films like Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Papa Kehte Hai, Mohabbatein and others. In 2008 Jugal made his debut as a director - producer with the animated film Roadside Romeo that was co produced by Yash Raj Films. Now we hear that Hansraj whose last directorial venture was the 2010 film Pyaar Impossible has teamed up with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. Interestingly though Jugal will not be directing a film for Dharma, but will be on the production house's creative team. Sources close to the production house confirm the development saying, "Jugal has joined our creative team, in essence he will now be part of the team that assists in the selection and development of film scripts for our future projects."
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Jhalak Dikhala Jaa 7: Dancing with the Stars, Humshakals crew, Sunny Leone and much more!

The second week of Jhalak Dikhala Jaa started off with a bang as Madhuri Dixit entered with a new international judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy from the Us dance reality show Dancing with the Stars. Maksim won this past season of the popular television show partnering Us Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medalist Meryl Davis. This is the first time that Jhalak has had an international judge on the judging panel.

His first step? He danced with Madhuri to the song Chamak Challo from Ra One in Salsa style. It truly was a sizzling performance!

As always, the second week of the show, starts of the elimination process and this would be taking place on the Sunday episode.

First up to perform were Mouni & Punit Thakar who were safe from the eliminations. They danced on the song ‘Lahu Muh Lag Gaya’ from Ram Leela and their dance style was Rumba & Cuban Bolero – International Dance Form.
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Signs Film Festival unveils lineup

Songs of the Blue Hills screens in documentary competition

The 8th edition of Signs Film Festival, to be held from May 28-June 1 in Kochi (Kerala) has unveiled lineup.

Organized by the Kerala Sub Region of the Federation of Film Societies of India, the festival features a national level competition for documentaries and short fiction. It has 4 award categories: Best Documentary, Prize: Rs 50,000; Best Short Feature(duration less than 70 minutes), Prize: Rs 50,000; Cinema of Resistance (Award for the best short feature/documentary on subjects like state oppression, human rights, environmental issues, gender equality, social/cultural identity etc), Prize: Rs 25,000; Cinema Experimenta (Award for the best experimental attempt), Prize: Rs 25,000.

The 2014 Jury will be headed by filmmaker Madhushree Dutta and will consist of artist and sculptor Riyas Komu; and filmmaker and academician K.B. Venu.

Films Selected For Screening In Signs 2014

Fiction – Competition

Dwand / 12 Min. / Director: Abhilash Vijayan Calls Unanswered / 16 Min. / Director: Vibhuti Narayan Upadhyay Thutse Kyume / 12 Min.
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Anupam Kher loves teaching more than acting

Anupam Kher loves teaching more than acting
Mumbai, March 9: He is a versatile actor and successful too, but Anupam Kher says he enjoys teaching more than acting.

The actor, who turned 59 Friday, runs acting institute Actor Prepares.

"I love teaching more than I love acting. It's great to give out than to take from others. There is no syllabus for acting and it's a great feeling. I also get to learn a lot from the new generation," said Anupam.

From serious role in "Saraansh", villain in "Karma" or funny man in "Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin", the actor proved his versatility in the beginning of his career and he maintained it in his over three decades long career. In the last few years he was seen in different kinds of roles in "Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara", "A Wednesday".
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I like Anupam in negative roles: Kirron Kher

I like Anupam in negative roles: Kirron Kher
Mumbai, March 7: Kirron Kher says that instead of goody-goody roles, she enjoys seeing her husband and actor Anupam Kher essay negative roles.

"I personally like Anupam doing negative roles. It's not easy to pull off negative characters and Anupam has managed to do it really well. I like him in negative roles like 'The Wednesday' and 'Dushmani'," said the actress who shared screen space with Anupam for the first time in the just released "Total Siyappa".

And who can forget Anupam as Dr. Dang in "Karma" - he sent chills down the viewers' spine.

An acclaimed actress herself, Kirron has played a variety of roles.
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How Shatrughan Sinha helped Subhash Ghai get his directorial debut?

Subhash ghai, earned the prestigious title of 'The Showman' from the legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor. He deservedly lived up to the title producing really big budget blockbusters like Karz, Hero, Ram Lakhan, Karma, Saudagar, Khalnayak, Pardes, Taal etc. On the occasion of Sg's (as he is fondly called) 68th birthday today, Glamsham.Com wishes the filmmaker a very happy birthday and discovers how he got his directorial debut film. After completing Vidhaata, thespian Dilip Kumar
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Taking time to finish without being rushed Subhash Ghai shifts Kaanchi to Early 2014

The release date of director Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi has been shifted to early 2014. The director, who is busy shooting some last scenes of Kaanchi, is in no hurry to rush the film’s release date – a “mistake” he made with his last film Yuvvraaj. “A few portions of the film are left for shoot. I am going to take my own time to release Kaanchi. I am not in a hurry to release the film as I don’t want to repeat the mistake I did with my last film,” Ghai said. ”Most of the films which do not do well because of the pressure of its release date. Directors later feel that the film would have worked better if they had given some more time for their film,” he added.

Subhash Ghai is making Kaanchi with new star cast and veteran actors’ Mithun Chakroborthy and Rishi Kapoor after
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Dilip Kumar on his way to recovery

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was rushed to the hospital on Sunday following a heart attack, but is recovering still remains under observation in the ICU. The actor is feeling better, but needs to rest, says wife Saira Banu.

“By God’s grace and the loving prayers of all his dear fans, Dilip sahib is feeling better. Allah is benevolent and we thank you for your love and concern.”

“He has to overcome the problem and it will take some time. But he is recovering. This morning he got up and had tea. He needs to rest. I thank all the fans and well wishers for their prayers and request them to continue with it,” says Banu.

The family released a photo of Dilip saab in his hospital bed. “He will come home soon,” Saira Banu added.

Dilip Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar and his
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The Showman Subhash Ghai

The 80s and 90s were the time of some epic films in Bollywood. Some of the films that come to mind are the films of Subhash Ghai such as Hero, Karma, Meri Jung, Khalnayak and Taal. Even today, we flip a channel and there is a Ghai movie running on one channel or the other.

All his films had a clearly defined and easy to follow narrative that was a hit with the masses and the classes. The characters were etched properly and left a mark and the songs were melodious and catchy.

Ghai was called the showman because of the beauty that he portrayed on screen with each moment. The lighting, composition, and acting were all pitch perfect. Ghai has been a champion of commercial cinema and has been successful in satisfying everyone, whether it is a truck driver or a diamond merchant. An important aspect of his filmmaking
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Subhash Ghai films always have memorable supporting characters

Subhash Ghai has a tradition of building memorable characters on screen, from Ajit in Kalicharan to Anupam Kher in Karma to Simi Garewal in Karz. This stems from one of the core beliefs of Subhash Ghai, which is every character is important and no role is big or small.

One of the main reasons for the success of the characters in Subhash Ghai films is the excellent casting. “Saara shehar mujhe Lion ke naam se jaanta hai” is a line that one cannot imagine coming anyone else but Ajit . “Is thappad ki goonj suni tumne?” has been immortalized by Anupam Kher and has been repeated every time there has been a slap. Gulshan Grover who was an upcoming actor saw his career’s breakthrough performance as Kesariya Vilayati in Ram Lakhan and came to be known as the “Bad Man” in Bollywood after his lines from the film.

Ghai’s
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My walk made me Dr. Dang: Anupam Kher

My walk made me Dr. Dang: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, July 19: Anupam Kher reveals that it was his walk that got him the iconic role of Dr. Dang in Subhash Ghai's 1986 "Karma."

"I had gone for a party and I was walking towards my car. Subhashji saw me coming from one door to another door and said, 'Come to my office tomorrow'," the 58-year-old said at his acting institute Actor Prepares here.

"I was already asking everyone for work. So, next day I went to his office and he said, 'You are doing the main villain in my film'. I was surprised and I said I have never played such a villain before. He said, 'I saw you walk and I want my villain to walk like that'," he added.

"Karma".
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Ghai to make 'Hero', 'Khalnayak'... again

Ghai to make 'Hero', 'Khalnayak'... again
Mumbai, May 12: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has decided to re-visit his old hits, including "Hero", "Karma", "Ram Lakhan" and "Khalnayak", and bring those stories on the big screen back again with fresh twists and turns.

"I have decided to re-visit some of my films to make them again. I will give them a new treatment. It won't be a remake for sure, it would be an adaptation," Ghai told Ians.

"My films 'Hero', 'Karma', 'Ram Lakhan' and 'Khalnayak' will be re-written and will be made in a fresh way," he added.

There were reports that John Abraham will step into Sanjay Dutt's shoes for the new version of "Khalnayak",.
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Love In A Blockbuster

“To be in love with the idea of being in love” goes a famous quote. Bollywood cinema has only made the concept of this ‘love’ and ‘romance’ a lot more extravagant in its various character relationships and stories. Subhash Ghai, the Showman as he is fondly called, has brought together onscreen couples, who have romanticized this everlasting emotional state of being even more in his films.

From the earliest onscreen jodi’s of Shatrugan Sinha and Reena Roy, Rishi Kapoor and Tina Munim, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Shehsadri to Shahrukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhary, Subhash Ghai has always been fascinated with love and delivered it to the hilt in the stories of these classic films spanning 30 years. The masses have connected to the emotions portrayed in movies like Karz, Hero, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Pardes and should expect the same from his new upcoming projects.

Mukta
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New girl opposite Kartik Tiwari in Kaanchi

New girl opposite Kartik Tiwari in Kaanchi
Good things are happening to Kartik Tiwari on the eve of the release of his second feature film AkaashVani. Subhash Ghai has finalized Kartik as the male lead of his new epic love story Kanchi. A Bengali girl from Subhash Ghai's acting school Whistling Woods has been finalized to play the title role. Breaking the news to this writer, Subhash Ghai who turns a year older on Thursday, January 24, said, "After nine months of hunt I have finalized the hero and heroine of my film Kaanchi. The hero is Kartik Tiwari and a new girl from Bengal who is under training at Whistling Woods and Mukta Arts, plays the heroine. Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty play stellar roles in the film." Ghai is also very excited about the music of Kaanchi. "I have recorded three songs by Ismail Darbar penned by Irshad Kamil. I am too excited about going on the sets in Feb.
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'Kaanchi' will make new girl a superstar: Subhash Ghai

'Kaanchi' will make new girl a superstar: Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, Nov 19: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is on the lookout for a fresh face to play the title role in his new directorial "Kaanchi", is sure the movie will turn its actress into a superstar.

"After going through the whole script of 'Kaanchi' now, we all are very sure that any girl who shall play this role of 'Kaanchi' will be a superstar overnight after the release of film," Ghai said in a statement.

The women−oriented movie is his best script ever, says Ghai, who is credited with films like "Karma", "Ram Lakhan", "Saudagar", "Khalnayak" and "Taal".

"This is the best script of mine so far, with so much.
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Mithun Chakraborty in Subhash Ghai's Kaanchi

Mithun Chakraborty in Subhash Ghai's Kaanchi
Mumbai, Nov 12: The man who gave box office hits like Karma, Pardes and Taal among others, director and filmmaker Subhash Ghai, is back with Kaanchi as director.

He has roped in Mithun Chakraborty to play an important role in the film. While refusing to reveal Mithun 's character in the film, the showman gave a hint that this is a character which he has never played before, adding that Mithun is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood.

The film will also star Rishi Kapoor as the bad guy, who was also the lead actor in Ghai's blockbuster Karz. However, the lead pair of Kaanchi will be new. After all, Ghai has been known to cast.
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Ghais hit films to be remade in Tamil Telugu

Ghais hit films to be remade in Tamil Telugu
Years after its release, the films that have marked the progress of Indian cinema are looking at getting a new lease of life. Buzz is that Subhash Ghai's blockbuster films (made under his banner Mukta Arts) like Karz, Karma, Aitraaz and Hero are soon going to be remade in a new style. It is learnt that Ghai's company Mukta Arts is currently negotiating with a number of leading South Indian producers to get the films remade in Tamil and Telugu languages. Sources close to the company say that Subhashji is in the final stages of talks about these remakes. Besides since the films are close to him, Ghai is in no hurry, and wants only the best makers to bag the rights. The production house is keeping other details under wraps, but if all goes well, the remakes would hit the floors by mid-2013.
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