• Tattoo girl to breathe fire soon

    The pace and quick cuts in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' trailer promises enough thrill

    The fast-paced extended new trailer of David Fincher's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', promises enough action this Christmas and may well be as good as Niels Arden Oplev's earlier Swedish-language release. There is enough build-up in the promo as journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) and hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) team up to solve a decades-old murder on a remote Swedish island.

    Those who have read Stieg Larsson's original novel will be worried that Fincher might have taken certain liberties (The explicit scene where Lisbeth is torturing her guardian is not there) which may weaken the subplot showing Lisabeth's personal troubles. But then, if Fincher's film is to be a copy of Oplev's film, why do we need to see it?

    For those who are not familiar with the story of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo':

    Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by rich businessman Henrik Vanger

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  • August saw Bollywood experimenting with a mixed bag of genres- From the pretentious shining India films 'I Am Kalam' and 'Gandhi to Hitler' to socially relevant Aarakshan. Next up was a lukewarm real-life drama in 'Not a Love Story', followed by comic caper 'Chatur Singh Two Star' and finally the most awaited Eid release, 'Bodyguard'. But the only thing common between the films was the fact that all made for a painful viewing. Our in-house critic Kunal Guha picks out five films that failed to live up to the audience's expectations.

    I Am Kalam: Films produced with the intention of acquiring leafy film festival logos on the DVD cover, can end up being dangerously pretentious, even if they stick to the formula. And 'I am Kalam' is a perfect example of such a film. More

    Aarakshan: Films about social issues are like primetime debates on news channels, opinionated yet inconclusive. And even 'Aarakshan' neither takes a firm stand, nor provides the way forward. More

    Not A Love Story: One of

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  • John-Bipasha spotted together

    Bipasha and John spotted at Gold GymBipasha and John spotted at Gold Gym

    The ex-lovers bumped into each other at the gym they both visit

    They may not be together but they still go to the same gym. Ex-lovers, John Abraham and Bipasha Basu were seen coming out of Gold Gym at the same time. It is not known whether, they actually bumped into each other or not but when Bipasha spotted the shutterbugs, she made a dash towards her car. This is not the first time; they were seen together at their gym though they have managed to avoid each other in the past.

  • Looks like Prakash Jha really needs some divine intervention. The director was at Ajmer to offer prayers at the holy tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The filmmaker also met leaders of regional caste groups in Jaipur on Sunday. Jha held a meeting with Lokendra Singh Kalvi, leader of Rajput Karni Sena and Suresh Mishra, leader of Brahmin Mahasabha.

    The leaders of both the groups had warned of protests if they found the film hurting the sentiments of people of any caste. Both the leaders had also demanded a preview of the movie before its official release.
    Earlier, this week the Madras High Court has stayed the release of the film due to some non-payment issues. When contacted Jha said, "Prakash Jha Productions is the sole rights-holder of Aarakshan. All rights and authority regarding the business of Aarakshan are vested with Prakash Jha Productions. The cheque-bouncing issue is between Mr. Feroze A. Nadiadwala and Mr. Sushil Gupta. It has nothing to do with Aarakshan. Mr. Nadiadwala
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  • On Kishore Kumar's birth Anniversary, here's a look at the much-talked about rivalry between the two legends

    Much has been written about the famous rivalry between Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi, something which is still hugely debated after their deaths. But Mohammad Rafi's son Shahid Rafi reveals that there was no cold war between the two legends. In fact, whenever they met , they were very warm towards each other. On the occasion of Kishore Kumar's birthday, Shahid shares a picture which has been very close to his heart. "I have this picture hanging on our wall at home. It's a very special picture of two legends getting together," he says.

    Whenever he got a break, Rafi would go to his London house for a holiday. "Incidentally, Kishore Da had come to London for a concert. When he got to know that Dad was also there in the city, he took out time from his schedule and came home to meet him," he adds.

    As every radio station and channel celebrates his 84th birthday, here's a look at the

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  • When Sabrina Lall came out of the special screening of 'No One Killed Jessica', she was quite relieved. She wasn't concerned about the overdramatisation of the Jesicca Lall murder case nor was she bothered much about the dowdy depiction of her own character by Vidya Balan. All she wanted was that her sister should be shown in true light and Rajkumar Gupta managed to do that. Speaking after a special screening of the film, Sabrina had said, "When we agreed to let them make the film, my family and I had been warned about the Bollywood types but Rajkumar replicated almost every detail."

    But 'No One Killed Jessica' cleverly managed put out a disclaimer describing the film as "a hybrid of fact and fiction". The film scored with the audience as it did not delve too much into Jessica Lall's past and stuck only to the investigation and the trial.  If you overlook the over the top characterization of Rani Mukherjee as a high flying scribe, barking orders at the juniors and overturning her

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