Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gulaabo From Shaandaar - The Perfect Spinster Party Song

The upbeat number Gulaabo, from Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer Shaandaar, is out for everyone to enjoy. This quirky song is produced by Dharma Productions and the beats are composed by the brilliant music director Amit Trivedi. The funky lyrics are by Anvita Dutt. This song is already on everyone’s mind because of the swagger in its tune. Gulaabo here is referred to Shahid’s sister Sanah Kapur, who is making her debut in Bollywood.

This is one of those songs that you will listen to on loop. There are jazzy bits in the song that adds a sensuous feel. Set in a rustic barnyard amidst barrels of booze and beer tankards, this song feels like the perfect spinster party song! All the dancers along with Shahid and Alia are dressed in suits and accessorized with pencil moustaches and fedoras. A poster of femme fatal Jessica Rabbit pops in the background adding spunk to the video. Vishal Dadlani and Anusha Mani have brought this song to life with their peppy voices.

Gulaabo is surely going to be a popular choice at all bachelorette parties, house parties and weddings due to the feel and lyrics. The trailer of the film has already created a lot of buzz and this first song has got fans and Bollywood music lovers so much more excited. The beats are unique and fresh, and that gives it all the more reason to catch on like wild fire in no time!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Tribute To The Greatest Teachers In Bollywood


It’s Teacher’s Day today! A day when we recollect school days, connect with our mentors and miss the bittersweet memories with our teachers. Let’s talk about a few filmi professors! These are the brilliantly played characters that totally reminded us of our school and college days. Dharma Productions has given us several teacher-figures who left a lasting impression on our minds.

Our beloved principal Mr. Malhotra (Anupam Kher) in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai portrayed the image of a friendly and fun-loving college principal. This amicable teacher loved his students and always failed at his attempt to be strict with the spoilt brats. However, the flamboyant Ms. Briganza (Archana Puran Singh) kept the college pepped-up and entertained. She was the Miss-high-heel-and-short-skirt of the college who was admired by every boy, including Mr. Malhotra! I’m sure we’ve all had such funny and glitzy teachers in our lives.

Another kind of teacher is the guy who is strict and has a veiled concern. Dean Yogendra Vashisht (Rishi Kapoor) in Student Of The Year is the perfect example of that. He will scold you, challenge you, warn you, shout at you, but he means well. That is why when he falls sick and lies on his death bed, all his students come running for a glimpse of him. Dean was someone who prepared his students for the competitive world. Haven’t our school and college teachers always strived to do that for us?

Some other inspirational teachers from Dharma movies include David (Akshay Kumar), a physics teacher, in Brothers and Coach Shah (Ronit Roy), a sports teacher, in Student Of The Year. These characters were brought to life by amazing actors and a great storyline. They are reel-life teachers who made us miss our real-life teachers.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Celebrating 69 years of Independence Dharma style

The Indian Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country on 15th August every year with great splendor, joy and respect for our country. There are a number of cultural programmes that are organized on this day, and children love to watch and participate in such events. Independence Day is dedicated to all those brave leaders and freedom fighters who fought relentlessly for their nation’s freedom. 

Independence Day is a very patriotic day for every Indian citizen. It tells us that no matter which country you go to or where you stay, you will always have Indian blood running through your veins. It teaches us never to forget the soil we were born on. A great example is from the film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, where the vibrant Anjali (Kajol) keeps on urging the family to sing the National Anthem even though they are staying in another country. She believes that even though they are in a different country, they should never forget the rich heritage they are born in, and that they should be proud of it.

So, why don’t we all do our bit by respecting what this lovely nation has given us. Jai Hind!

Friday, August 14, 2015

‘Brothers’ is hitting it big at the screens!

Dharma Productions’ ‘Brothers’, which hit the theaters today, is already being showered with applauses and raving reviews for several reasons.

Having waited for the family drama for a long time, the audiences are overwhelmed with the power-packed action, the thrill, and the light-hearted romance between the leading couple David (Akshay Kumar) and Jenny (Jacqueline Fernandez).

The martial arts induced action is worth a mention here and the efforts both the lead actors have employed to shoot the scenes are inspiring to the core. The movie captures the lives of two estranged brothers, David (Akshay) and Monty (Sidharth), giving the audience a glimpse of their blood against blood story.

Jacqueline is as sweet as ever in her very first non-glamorous role. Her acting on screen is totally stunning, leaving the audience awed by her performance. Also, in supporting roles, we see Jackie Shroff, Shefali Shah, and Ashutosh Rana in focal positions in the story.

The cherry on the cake is the absolutely mesmerizing item number ‘Mera Naam Mary Hai’ performed by Kareena Kapoor Khan who looks sizzling hot!

Watch ‘Brothers’ for the sheer grandiosity of the performances that will leave you speechless.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Baahubali Crosses 100 Crore mark in Hindi

The Hindi version of SS Rajamouli’s “Baahubali The Beginning” has made history as it crossed the 100 crore mark at the Indian box office in just 24 days.

The Hindi version of the film was released in around 1,600 screens across the country along with its Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam counterparts on the 10th of July. The film garnered an amazing response from the Hindi audience. During the first week of its release, the film raked in Rs 46.77 crore nett at the Indian box office.

During the second week, the movie collected Rs 26.30 crore nett at the domestic box office. This took the total to Rs 73.15 crore nett. After three weeks of the film’s release, the nett value of the film added Rs 22.61 crore which made it a staggering total of Rs 95.76 crore.

‘Baahubali’s’ Hindi version was short of just Rs 4.24 crore to make it to the niche 100 crore club. However, during its fourth week, the film managed to accomplish the impossible. It collected an additional Rs 7.7 crore thus giving the film a total of Rs 103.51 crore nett.

‘Baahubali the Beginning’ has thus become the first Southern movie to achieve the rare feat, which is a landmark in the history of Indian cinema.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Friendship Day

Friends always bring happiness and fun to our lives. They can liven up any situation. They know when we’re upset and try their best to cheer us up. All our friends play a very crucial role in our lives and every relationship grows on the foundation of true friendship. Who better to portray this strong bond of friendship than the beautiful films showcased by Dharma throughout the years?

Nothing captures true friendship other than Bollywood films like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Dostana’,’ Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Student Of The Year’, they showcase the untainted and long lasting friendship of Rahul and Anjali, Sameer and Kunal, Bunny and Naina and Rohan and Abhi respectively. These films teach us that friends are dime a dozen but there is always that one friend that takes a special place in our hearts. These films make us believe that true friendship does not only exist in books and just as any other relationship has its ups and downs, so does it happen with your best friend. That does not mean that he/she hates you, it just shows the amount of love and care they exude towards you. Dharma films teach us to be understanding towards our friends and always have their back no matter how difficult the situation is.

If this makes you feel nostalgic, it’s time you pick up the phone and call the Rahul/Anjali, Bunny/Naina in your life and tell them how much you mean to them. Adios amigo

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Baahubali is winning hearts worldwide!

Great expectations and much more great is the movie. Yes, we are talking about Baahubali – India’s biggest motion picture; and truly, larger-than-life it is. With amazing action sequences and stunning VFX, Baahubali is winning hearts with impressive reviews.

S. S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali, dubbed-produced in Hindi by Dharma Productions, is beating movies of all times with its spectacular screening. It is a fast-paced adventure for the movie buffs. With a star-studded cast including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty, it is needless to say what one can expect from such a grandiose on-screen treat!

One of the most anticipated films in the country, fans and followers had to wait for hours in queues to get the show tickets. The magnum opus hit screens on Friday and since then has only gathered exhilarating reviews and box office collections. We still find all shows full with no tickets available, so if you are planning a last minute movie catch-up, make it soon.

While Baahubali was meant to be as big as its name goes, with Dharma Productions, it’s reached millions of hearts gathering applauses from all over the country. Hope you too watch the movie and enjoy it a lot.