Sunset Boulevard ( 5 ) : Alvida Kamalistan


Few days back I read a terrible news. It was about the closure of Kamalistan Studio of Mumbai.  One by one all the film studios of Mumbai are downing shutters. Swanky malls ,  shopping complexes and residential buildings are taking their place in this tinsel town. Great and historical Bombay Talkies at Malad ceases to exist. Its ruins are still there and they silently tell the glorious past history of the once so famous and premier studio of India. My heart wept when once I read in news papers that big fire gutted the extensive part of the remains of Bombay Talkies. I also saw photo of the dilapidated bungalow, which once was the residence of immortal Devika Rani and her husband and owner of Bombay Talkies, Himanshu Rai. Legendary Ranjit Movietone , though the building still exists at Dadar, is also defunct. Shree  Sound and Roop Tara Studios, both at Dadar,  gave way to commercial complexes. Seth Studio of Andheri – East closed few years back. Its neighbour, Guru Dutt Studio also closed some years back. Situated near by, Natraj Studio, also transformed into commercial complex. Asha Studio of Chembur, situated near R. K. Studio, which belonged to Bhagwan Dada Palav once, was gutted in fire and was later sold. And now news comes about the Kamalistan Studio of legendary film-maker Kamal Amrohi. His descendants sold it to some builders of Pune.

Logo of Bombay Talkies

Logo of Bombay Talkies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In mid 50s, Kamal Amrohi bought 223 acres of land situated on Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Road for 2.50 lakh. It was not utilized for many years. After stupendous success of ” Pakeezah ” in 1972, Kamal Amrohi started construction work on this land for his ambitious forthcoming project ” Razia Sultan ” in 1983. Sets erected for the film ” Razia Sultan “, are now part of the Kamalistan Studio. Elaborate sets erected for ” Razia Sultan ” were later used for sevsral successful films like : Dharam Veer ( 1977 ), Suhag ( 1979 ), Naseeb ( 1981 ), Coolie ( 1983 ), Raaj Tilak ( 1984 ),  Mard ( 1985 ), Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! ( 1994 ), Hum Saath Saath Hain ( 1999 ), Jab We Met ( 2007 ) and all the three Golmaal series films.

Over the years, barring 16 acres, rest of the land was either sold or taken over by the government for public utilization. But remaining 16 acres were there and it was not a loss making proposition either. Kamalista Studio was the biggest film studio of Mumbai after Film City. But all these things are now the things of the past. Soon it will be razed to make way for swanky residential complex.

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have personal fondness for Kamalistan Studio and some sweet memories are also there to linger on in the dark corridors of my existence. Almost two decades ago when I was struggling to find a foothold in the industry, I shot here for a serial ” Ujale Ki Ore “,directed by legendary Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The cast of the serial was headed by legendary and immortal Ashok Kumar. I could watch Ashok Kumar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee working here. Today I consider myself fortunate because they don’t make people like Ashok Kumar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee any more. One more serial , written by me ,was shot here, but it did not see the light of the day. I went through elaborate make-up test for a film here, though the role was scuttled subsequently. Later on for 5 long years I lived near Kamalistan Studio and used to pass through the road many times. I personally know Tajdaar Amrohi, the son of Kamal Amrohi, who visited me at my institute few years back. He is such a nice human being. But alas ! Everything is always changing in this ephemeral world.

With Mr. Shandaar Amrohi - Elder Son Of Late Shri Kamal Amrohi

With Mr. Shandar Amrohi – Elder Son Of Late Shri Kamal Amrohi

Kamalistan Studio wont be there any more. And it will happen sooner than later. Definitely I will pass through Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Road several times in future, and every time I will remember legendary Ashok Kumar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and some sweet memories of my nascent , insignificant and non-existent acting career.

Alvida Kamalistan !

Thou shall be part of my life as long as I will live. R. I. P.

[ Mumbai August 04 , 2012 = I wrote this blog in 2010 . I made a factual mistake , though inadvertently . I have mentioned that Mr. Tajdar Amrohi visited my institute . Gentleman in the photo posted above is Late Shandar Amrohi and not Mr. Tajdar Amrohi . I came to know about this through Bilal Amrohi , who is Mr. Tajdar Amrohi’s younger son and is currently getting trained by me . I regret my unintentional error and offer my apologies . ]

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Sunset Boulevard ( 4 ) : Sayonara Cassette Walkman


On October 26, 2010, there was an innocuous news item in all the news papers that Sony will stop manufacturing Cassette Walkman with immediate effect. After 30 years of uninterrupted service to music connoisseurs and after sale of 220 million units , cassette walkman is ready to walk into sunset boulevard like many other things of yore. Sony admitted that cassette walkman cannot keep pace with the modern digital age.

The Walkman

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A sense of nostalgia gripped my psyche immediately. I have seen death of Long Play records, not very long ago. I have witnessed fading out of Two-In-One Radio & Cassette Players in not a very distant past and now the Cassette Walkman also walks into the sunset boulevard. I still have HMV LP and EP records and the HMV Record Player at my Deoria home in Uttar Pradesh. I have National Panasonic Two-In-One Radio & Cassette Player too at my Deoria home in Uttar Pradesh. I firmly and vehemently refuse to part with my above mentioned belongings, which are now a  sign of the bygone era and which are salient reminders that I am getting old now, that I belong to a generation, which is on the verge of extinction. Very soon I would slip  into irrelevance. But I don’t care. I love the above mentioned belongings and I don’t want to part with them. I have two Cassette Walkmans right here in my Mumbai flat – Aiwa and Congli.

I saw walkman for the first time , when I returned to Deoria from Allahabad after my father’s death and started supervising my estate in Deoria City and Sonbarsa village in Salempur Tehsil of Deoria District. I used to go to Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh for litigation and to look after my estate in the city and a village called Bindawaliya in Gorakhpur [ now Maharajganj District ].  I saw the Walkman in train for the first time and I was immediately hooked to the device and desperately wanted to possess one. Those were very hard days for our family and despite my unflinching wish , I could not buy a walkman for myself. Years passed with ferocity but passing years could not diminish my desire for owning a walkman. In 1989 I moved to Mumbai [ the city was still Bombay ] and started my innings in the Hindi film industry as an acting trainer. One day I got my Aiwa Walkman as gift from a student of mine. A long cherished dream was fulfilled at last.

The first generation Cassette Walkman, was released on July 1, 1979 in Japan. It revolutionised the way people listened to music. Joggers, school children and music lovers lapped the new device and cherished it thoroughly. It sold only 3000 units in the first month but Sony went on to sell some 20 million units eventually. Its decline started with the advent of CD Players in the 9os. Website of Sony marked the models of Walkman as ” production completed “.

This announcement ended an era and broke my heart. First, Bajaj Scooter and now Cassette Walkman, both ended their journey in quick succession. All old favourites are giving way to new things. Change is inevitable. But parting with our cherished belongings is like ceasing to live.

May be life is coming to full circle. May be in away it is divine indication that one day, and that too not in a distant future, I would also enter my own sunset boulevard. Then nothing will matter.

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World will go on with its uninterrupted journey, paving way for more and more new things, new people and new way of life, discarding old things, old people and old way of life.

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Farewell Walkman ! With your demise, a very emotional part of my life also ceases to exist. Sayonara ! [ As they say good-bye in Japanese. ] My two walkmans will be with me till my last day in this world.

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Bhojpuri Cinema Down the Years


Ashok Kumar & Devika Rani : Achhut Kanya

As is known, ” Raja Harishchandra ” , the first Indian film was made in 1913. ” Alam Ara ” , the first Indian talkie was made in 1931. Films in other major Indian languages followed soon. But Bhojpuri, though a major dialect of Hindi belt of India , waited till 1961, almost 48 long years after the first Indian film. This in spite of the fact that almost all the major hits of early Indian Cinema had rural north Indian theme . Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani’s ” Achhut Kanya” is the most glaring example of this fact. It was released in 1936. Dilip Kumar‘s ” Ganga Jumna ” was made in Awadhi , a major dialect of Uttar Pradesh . It was released in 1960. Bhojpuri  Cinema had to wait for one more year, in spite of the fact that ” Ganga Jumna ” was a golden jubilee hit of its time. In the above mentioned films Ashok Kumar and Dilip Kumar played rural , rustic characters of Uttar Pradesh. Both the films were major hits. Ashok Kumar and Dilip Kumar were gigantic stars of their times , but in spite of this fact, there were no breakthrough in Bhojpuri films.

Dilip Kumar & Vyjayanti Mala :in First Awadhi Film - Ganga Jumna

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Bhojpuri cinema history begins in 1961 with the well-received film ” Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo ” , which was directed by Kundan Kumar.Asim Kumar and Kumkum were the stars of this super hit film. Its music was  provided by Chitragupt, was extremely popular. Lyrics were written by Shailendra and songs were sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsale. Its hit music is remembered even today. Throughout the following decades, films were produced only in fits and starts. Films such as  ” Laagi Nahi Chhute Ram “, ” Bidesiya ” (1963, directed by S. N. Tripathi) , ” Loha Singh ” and ” Ganga  ” (1965, directed by Kundan Kumar) were profitable and popular, but in general Bhojpuri films were not commonly produced in the 1960s and 1970s. 

In the 1980s, enough Bhojpuri films were produced to tentatively make up an industry. Films such as ” Mai ” (1989, directed by Rajkumar Sharma) and ” Hamar Bhauji ” (1983, directed by Kalpataru) continued to have at least sporadic success at the box office. ” Nadiya Ke Paar ” is a 1982 Hindi-Bhojpuri blockbuster directed by Govind Moonis and starring Sachin, Sadhana Singh, Inder Thakur, Leela Mishra and Soni Rathod.The film ran houseful for years in a movie theatre in Allahabad. However, this trend faded out by the end of the decade, and by 1990, the nascent industry seemed to be completely finished 

Ravi Kissan

The industry took off again in 2001 with the “Silver Jubilee” hit ” Saiyyan Hamar ” ( directed by Mohan Prasad), which shot the hero of that film, Ravi Kissan, to superstardom.This success was quickly followed by several other remarkably successful films, including ” Panditji Batai Na Biyah Kab Hoi ” (2005, directed by Mohan Prasad) and ” Sasura Bada Paisa Wala ” (2005). In a measure of the Bhojpuri film industry‘s rise, both of these did much better business in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar than mainstream Bollywood hits at the time, and both films, made on extremely tight budgets, earned back more than ten times their production costs. ” Sasura Bada Paisa Wala ” also introduced Manoj Tiwari, formerly a well-loved folk singer, to the wider audiences of Bhojpuri cinema. In 2010, he and Ravi Kissan are still the leading actors of Bhojpuri films, along with Nirahua and Pawan Singh.  The extremely rapid success of their films has led to dramatic increases in Bhojpuri cinema’s visibility, and the industry now supports an awards show and a trade magazine,  ” Bhojpuri City ” ,which chronicles the production and release of what are now over one hundred films per year. Many of the major stars of mainstream Bollywood cinema, including Amitabh Bachchan, have also recently worked in Bhojpuri films. Mithun Chakraborty’s Bhojpuri debut ” Bhole Shankar ” , released in 2008, is considered as the biggest Bhojpuri hit of all time.Also in 2008, a 21-minute diploma film Bhojpuri film by Siddharth Sinha, ” Udedh Bun ” was selected for world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival,later it won the National Film Award for Best Short fiction Film.

Once upon a time writer-filmmaker Kamal Anand dubbed Namak Halal into Bhojpuri , after sitting on its copyright for eight years, as there was no market for films in that dialect. “But today the situation has changed.The new version is called ” Babua Khiladi Dadua Anadi ” with Amitabh as ‘Babua’. The film’s memorable songs such as Jawani Jaaneman, Raat Baki Baat Baki and Pag Ghungaroo Baandh Meera Nachi Thi have been peppered in Bhojpuri.The new cinema has attracted producers like Subhash Ghai, Rajshri, Nitin Manmohan and Tinu Verma. Actors Govinda, Juhi Chawla and Nagma are already taking lessons in the language. Even Columbia Tristar briefly toyed with the idea of getting one of its films dubbed.

Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

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“It makes good business sense as these films sell in Bihar, UP, and parts of Punjab and Maharashtra,”says producer-director Ranjan Kumar Singh. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh agrees. “Most Bhojpuri films are made in small budgets, usually Rs 20-30 lakh, and they fetch Rs 1-2 crore.”Several of these films are grossing 10 times their production costs. A good film can even make a profit of Rs 10-12 crore.

Regions of Uttar Pradesh

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A few years ago, this wasn’t the case. While Gujarati, Marathi and Punjabi films got their due at the box office, Bhojpuri films didn’t really recapture the supersuccess of the 1982 blockbuster ” Nadiya Ke Paar” , which starred Sachin and Sadhna Singh, and was made under the respectable banner of Rajshri Productions.

Twenty two years hence, the tide finally turned. In 2005, Manoj, a struggling singer, debuted in sex comedy ” Sasura Bada Paisewala.”  The film ran for more than 50 weeks in Varanasi and Kanpur in UP and for 25 weeks elsewhere. ” Sasura Bada Paisa Wala ” made with a modest budget of Rs 30 lakh, grossed a stupendous Rs 15 crore. Manoj’s other films such as ” Daroga Babu I Love You ” then went on to do a business of Rs 4 crore and ” Bandhan Tutey Na ” has already made Rs 3 crore..

The Bhojpuri Industry has learned to talk in crores and has budgeted Rs 1-1.25 crore for an action film ” Dharti Putra ” , also starring who else but Manoj. Industry sources say that Manoj has made the most of the prosperity. He was paid Rs 2 lakh earlier. Now he charges Rs 50 lakh a film. He admits that his films are raking in big money in UP and Bihar. ” Sasura Bada Paisa Wala ”   played to full houses in Bihar and had surpassed Hindi films in the region, except for Gadar, for now. Even Hindi heavyweights like ” Mangal Pandey, The Rising “, are said to have fallen behind ” Sasura Bada Paisa Wala ”  in Bihar and MP . Manoj is very busy these days.  ” Pyar Ke Bandhan ” , ” Dharti Kahey Pukar Ke ” with Ajay Devgan followed by a film with Jackie Shroff. ” Damadji ” ,  followed by Tinu Varma’s Dharti Putra.”Meanwhile Hindi filmsinger Udit Narayan, a Bihari, has debuted as a producer with ” Kab Hui Gauna Hamar.”  The film ran to packed theatres for two months in Punjab and Delhi and its success had encouraged Narayan to produce another film, to be shot in London. The film goes back 150 years and depicts the plight of Biharis in Mauritius..  

Distributors attribute the success to cleaner content. “Gone are double-meaning dialogues, lack of a coherent storyline and poor technical quality. The films are slicker, “says Manoj. Bhojpuri films are also heading to countries which have a Bhojpuri-speaking population such as Mauritius, Fiji, Surinam and Nepal.  We started selling ” Daroga Babu I Love You ” overseas and then  looked at possibilities for ” Sasura Bada Paisa Wala. The returns have taken film shootings out of grimy studios to exotic locations. ” Babul Pyare ” with Raj Babbar, Arun Govil, Ravi Kishan and Hrishita Bhatt completed a shooting spell in London . Kishan, who also starred in ” Saiyan Hamar” , says that Bhojpuri films have saved single-screen cinema halls in Bihar and UP, which would have otherwise been converted into malls.

New moral standards are guarding Bhojpuri films. In ” Firangi Dulhania ” , a story about a village boy from Bihar who goes to study in London and returns with a foreign bride, director Ranjan Kumar Singh, has got the exciting services of an Ukrainian actress, Tanya (what else..)

Actors

Diwakar PandeySujeet KumarManoj TiwariRavi KishanNazir HussainRakesh PandeyJai TilakDinesh Lal YadavBhushan Tiwari, Kunal, Ram Singh, Anand RaiJ.MohanVinod TiwariAsim KumarHari shuklaBrij KishoreVijai KhareKewal KrishnaLaliteshDinesh KaushikManoj VermaDevendra PodwalKiran Kumar, and JeevanSushil Singh,Vinod,Vinay, Brijesh Tripathi Laxman ChaturvediRajendra Karn, Mukesh Kumar Barnwal, Mrityunjay Sharma, Pawan singh, parbesh lal yadav, amit kumar yadav, Saagara Nageena Tripathy, Trinath

Actresses

NaazShweta Tiwari parul yadav

Producers

Bihar Films and Devi Padmavati FilmsKamasar Films

Directors

Nazir Hussain, Ranjeet singh , Kundan KumarRajkumar SharmaPrakash JhaSiddharth SinhaAbhishek ChhadhaAshok JainLalji Gupta, and Kalpataru.Ram Nath Rai,[Udaisenapati][Aslam Sheque][Raj Kumar]

Music directors

Vinay Bihari, Rajesh Rajneesh [Madhuker Anand]

Famous films

Main article: List of Bhojpuri Film

Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962)  • Laagi Nahi Chhute Ram (1963)  • Ganga (1965)  • Bidesiya (1963)  • Bhouji (1965)  • Loha Singh (1966)  • Dher Chalaki Jinkara (1971)  • Daku Rani Ganga (1976/II)  • Amar Suhagin (1978)  • Balam Pardesia(1979)  • Chanwa Ke Take Chakor (1981)  • Saiyan Magan Pahelwani Mein (1981)  • Saiyan Tore Karan (1981)  • Hamar Bhauji (1983)  • Chukti Bhar Senur (1983)  • Dulha Ganga Paar Ke (1986)  •  ;’Jug Jug Jiya More LalRoos Gailen Saiyen Hamaar(1988)  • • Ganga (2006)

Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Bhojpuri cinema is also watched in many parts of the world, where Indian diasporahas settled, including BrazilFijiGuyanaMauritiusSouth AfricaSuriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many colonizers faced labor shortages due to the abolition of slavery; thus, they imported many Indians, many from Bhojpuri-speaking regions. Today, some 200 million people in the West IndiesOceania, and South America speak Bhojpuri as a native or second language[1] and they also watch Bhojpuri films.

 


 



Vidur’s Film Diary – October 2010


 

It’s a bleeding October. It’s now known that ” Dabangg ” created history last month. Now Rajnikant’s new Tamil film ” Endhiran ” and its dubbed version”  Robot ” is re-writing box office history. All the other releases of this month have got mixed response and majority of them failed miserably.

To emphasise my point of view and to show latest trends in the industry, I am quoting few relevant tweets of eminent trade analyst Mr. Taran Adarsh and some others :

taran_adarsh

Paid preview shows of ‘Enthiran – The Robot‘ on Thursday night in U.K. Fantastic figures. Bigger than most Hindi biggies.

taran_adarsh

‘Robot’ [Hindi version] shows massive jump over Friday numbers. Business is rocking. Instance: CI circuit Fri 3.80 lacs, Sat 11.45 lacs.

taran_adarsh

‘Robot’ [Hindi Version] II: Sat was bigger than Fri and Sun was bigger than Sat. Hindi version has found tremendous appreciation.

taran_adarsh

Anjaana Anjaani: Collected approx. Rs. 24 cr. to Rs. 25 cr. nett in its opening weekend. Fri: 7 cr, Sat: 9 cr, Sun: 8 cr.

Overseas B.O.: ‘Enthiran’ leads, ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ sidelined by Rajnikant wave http://bit.ly/8YMX4o

taran_adarsh

‘Dabangg’: Added Rs. 5 cr. nett in its fourth week. Total: Rs. 137 cr. nett.

taran_adarsh

Anjaana Anjaani’: Weekend 24 cr, Weekdays 9 cr. Big chunk of revenue from plexes.

taran_adarsh

B.O. update: ‘Crook’ below par, ‘DDC’ starts slow, reports good http://bit.ly/aQZHc9

taran_adarsh

Overseas B.O.: ‘Crook’ fails, ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ slips http://bit.ly/bksa0U

taran_adarsh

B.O. update: ‘Aakrosh’ dull, ‘Knock Out’ poor start http://bit.ly/aQZHc9

taran_adarsh

Top 5: ‘Crook’ rejected, ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ better in North http://bit.ly/bbkhW6

taran_adarsh

Endhiran [Tamil+Telugu] official figures: US 20 cr, UK-Eur 8 cr, Gulf 7 cr, SE Asia [incl Malaysia, Singapore] 21 cr, rest 5 cr. Total 61 cr

taran_adarsh

Midweek B.O.: ‘Aakrosh’ dull, ‘Knock Out’ dismal http://bit.ly/bbkhW4

taran_adarsh

Black Friday: It was the worst weekend of 2010 http://bit.ly/cctlka

SaritaTanwar

Rajni rules RT @amul_mohan: -: 3 Idiots : 201 Cr Dabangg : 141 Cr and Enthiran : 200 Cr for 2 weeks still running!

taran_adarsh

Bollywood bleeding: first Crook, then Aakrosh, Knock Out. Now Jhootha Hi Sahi, Rakht Charitra, Hisss, Dus Tola. Business slides downwards.

taran_adarsh

Raktacharitra’ [Telugu] opens to fabulous response http://bit.ly/bUo9md

taran_adarsh

The new releases have opened to dismal houses. 3% to 5% opening. Kya hoga?

Obituary
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Keshu Ramsay : Producer, Director, Cinematographer and part-time actor Keshu Ramsay died on 19th October, 2010 in Mumbai. His son Aryeman is my student and I used to go to his house to train Aryeman before the launch of ” Family – Ties of Blood “. Before launching his son Aryeman in the above mentioned film, Keshu Ramsay produced many successful films with Akshay Kumar,Most notable among them were Khiladi series films : ” Sabse Bada Khiladi ” , ” Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi “,  ” Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi ” , ” International Khiladi ” and ” Khiladi 420 ” . He also produced Amitabh Bachchan starrers ” Khakee ” and ” Family – Ties of Blood “.

Born in the family of horror film maker Ramsay family, Keshu Ramsay directed 6 films like : ” Ashant ” , ” Khoj” ,  ” Saaya ” , ” Dak Bangala ” and ” Haveli ” in his earlier days.

He was also a cinematographer of the three films produced by his family’s  banner : ” Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche” , ” Darwaza ” and ” Saboot “.

He also worked as an actor in ” Dahshat “. I used to meet him in his flat , when I used to go to train Aryaman. He was a perfect gentleman and an amiable person.

New Releases & Me
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First Week – October 01

1 – Anjaana Anjaani……………………………..Ranbir Kapoor
………………………………………………………..Priyanka Chopra
………………………………………………………..Zayed Khan
………………………………………………………..Shekhar [ Vishal-Shekhar ]

2 – Khichdi The Movie…………………………….x

Second Week – October 08

1 – Crook……………………………………………..Emraan Hashmi

2 – Do Dooni Chaar………………………………..x

Third Week – October 15 

1 –  Aakrosh………………………………………….Akshaye Khanna
…………………………………………………………..Amita Pathak
…………………………………………………………..Sameera Reddy
…………………………………………………………..Reema Sen 

2 – Knock Out………………………………………….x

3 – Kajraare……………………………………………..x

Fourth Week – October 22

1 – Jhootha Hi Sahi……………………………………John Abraham
………………………………………………………… ….Pakhi Tyrewala [Story/Screenplay/Dialogue]

2 – Rakht Charitra…………………………………..Vivek Oberoi

3 – Dus Tola…………………………………………….Siddharth Makkar

4 – Hisss…………………………………………………Divya Dutta

Fifth Week – October 29

1 -Daayen Ya Baayen………………………. ……. ….x

2 – Maalik Ek………………………………………………Divya Dutta

3 – Musaa – The Must Wanted…………………………Sameer Aftab

…………………………………………………………………Lijna Jariya

4 -Nakshatra……………………………………………….Aksshey Varma

In total ..15… films got released this month. Out of these…15…films , my …..18……students are there in….10….films. Out of these ..18….students ..16…. are actors,and …1…..Shekhar [ Vishal-Shekhar ] is the music director. Divya Dutta appears in 2 films : ” Hisss ” and ” Maalik Ek “. Pakhi Tyrewala, apart from acting in ” Jhootha Hi Sahi ”  , also writes story , screenplay and dialogues of the said film.
 

Hindi Film News This month :
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1 – taran_adarsh

Officially confirmed: Anil Kapoor will star with @TomCruise in Mission Impossible 4..After ” Slumdog Millionaire “and a TV series ” 24 ” , this will be Anil Kapoor’s third international assignment.

2 – ” Ishqiya ” has been chosen for Cairo International Film Festival.

3 – Faridoon_S

National Kishore Kumar Award presented by Madhya Pradesh Govt was conferred upon Yash Chopra yesterday Oct 13th

4 – Yash Raj Films’ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completed 15 years of its uninterrupted run on 22nd October at Maratha Mandir, Mumbai.

5 – Bollyhungama

Manoj Kumar & Oliver Stone honoured at 12th Mumbai Film Festival http://bit.ly/aI9URb
T. V. Trivias This Month ;

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1 –  @NDTVMovies: Amitabh’s KBC 2010 beats all in TRP race http://goo.gl/fb/7ZctS

2 – ” India’s Got Talent – Khoj 2 ” had 2 students of mine as judges : Sajid Khan and Sonali Bendre

3 – ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – 3 ” had 5 students of mine : Priyanka Chopra as host and , Abhishek Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Dino Morea and Rahul Dev as participants.

4 – Now ” Bigg Boss – 4 ” has 2 : Samir Soni and Ashmit Patel.

5 – priyaramani

Opening episode TVRs: KBC 6.2, Khatron ke Khiladi 5.5, Bigg Boss 4.8, and Masterchef 2.6

South Indian Film News This Month :
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1 – Telugu Film ” Orange ” is ready for release. It has 3 students of mine.: Ram Charan Teja, Genelia D’Souza and Shazahn Padamsee.

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