Archive for November, 2007

What are they saying about Aaja Nachle?

The Uttar Pradesh government decided to ban the film Aaja Nachle in the state.


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The latest Bollywood chugli from our favorite correspondent, Suzi Mann: bolly.jpg

Salman Khan and Kaif Kat-fight – Shahrukh tops sexy poll – Madhuri Dixit returns in ‘Aaja Nachle’ Sanjay Dutt released from jail in time for ‘Dus Kahaniyan’

I’d write to Sanjay Dutt while he’s in prison, wouldn’t you?

Look what the site NAMASTE has to say about Sanjay’s release from jail.



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p3.jpgAre you excited to see Madhuri Dixit again on screen in Aaja Nachle opening this weekend? As part of our Madhuri Dixit countdown, watch “Maar Daala” with playback singers Kavita Krishnamurthy, and Kay Kay from Devdas (2002). 


Thanks to  TheGreatAmir  for the youtube video.

Thank you BollyWHAT? for LYRICS in Hindi and English. 

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The latest Bollywood chugli from our favorite correspondent, Suzi Mann: bolly.jpg

The latest Bollywood chugli: Number’s up for Shilpa Shetty, Goal director cries foul – Christmas comes early for Akshay Kumar?

 And Mansi Mehta with a bit more on Shilpa:

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Are you excited to see Madhuri Dixit again on screen in Aaja Nachle opening this weekend? As part of our Madhuri Dixit countdown, watch “Dola Re Dola” with playback singers Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shreya Ghoshal, and Kay Kay from Devdas (2002).


A peerlessly beautiful courtesan, Chandramukhi ironically made the world dance at her feet. She revelled in the gravitation of admirers and wealth galore. Indeed, she had everything until she met Devdas (and then she got peace) She gave it all up for the love of a man who could never be her’s and yet feels enriched with the legacy of loving him. Here is an actress who was born to be one! Hindi Cinema became richer as it got bedecked by the intense performances, stunning looks and plethoric expressions of Madhuri Dixit. Saluting her talent, author-backed roles were written especially for her. For her winning awards has graduated from being a happening to a habit. Her expertise in classical dance holds her in good stead as she gets all set to dazzle as Chandramukhi. Giving her role the same devotion that Chandramukhi gave Devdas. (Devdas website)

Thank you BollyWHAT? for LYRICS in Hindi and English.

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kiss.jpg “Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore” (2006) from The Simpsons explores  India outsourcing.  The song that plays at the end of the episode is “Pal Bhar Ke Liye” composed by Kalyanji-Anandji, and performed by Kishore Kumar, a famous Indian playback singer. The track is from the 1970 Hindi movie Johny Mera Naam starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini. (wikipedia)

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I’d never heard of Silk Smitha until seeing this video on another blog the other day. Watch the video about her HERE, it even includes a glimpse of Rajinikanth!

Pratibhaa, Chennai: She was 220px-silk_smitha.jpgthe Helen down South at a time when South Indian heroines were slowly emerging out of their saris. Silk Smitha scorched the big screen with her item numbers. Eleven years after her tragic death, she is back on the silver screen. Her last film before her death in 1996 – Thangathamarai is getting ready for a release this Pongal, and the producer is hoping for a great opening. “Her height, her body structure and the look she had in her eyes is what endeared her to the audience. So many other actors have their films releasing after their death, they all have fans, but as far as Silk Smitha is concerned all the people are her fans,” says Director and Producer, Thangathamarai, Tirupatiraja. Smitha made an entry into films through Veenayum Naadamum but it was after the character in Vandichakram that she got ‘Silk’ pre-fixed to her name. She’s done over 200 films in all South Indian languages and even years after she’s gone her fan base remains intact. “She’s not just a bomb. She’s a good actress too,” says a fan. Another fan adds, “In her Malayalam film Spadikam, she gives Bipasha Basu competition.” Though she did roles that portrayed her like a sex bomb, she’s proved herself to be a reasonable good actress with films like Moondraam Pirai and Alaiygal Oyvathillai. And whatever be the reason, the fact remains that even 11 years after her death, her fans haven’t forgotten her. (“Silk Smitha’s Coming to Charm You,” indiowo.com)

Then I looked around and had the luck of finding this gem.  It’s a bit PG-13, but it’s worth a watch.  Not sure of the movie, but the actor with Silk Smitha is Vijayakanth:

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