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  • Sweet nothings in Wasseypur
    Cast: Richa Chadda, Huma Qureshi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jameel Khan, Zeishan Quadri, Aditya Kumar
    Directed by Anurag Kashyap
    Rating: ***

    Phuchchak! A stab in the eye. Krreeeech! A human head severed from the rest. Swish! Swoosh! Perpendicular and tangent blades inserted into flesh. And then, a semi-automatic is used to poke intestines swinging from a carcass that has been polka-dotted with gun fire. Now you know, when director Anurag Kashyap says dark, he means 99% cocoa.

    Following the chain of events in the first part, this was meant to be a revenge account. And in its 159-minute runtime, only a few bullets are dodged and the rest find shelter in their targets to ensure that the ‘badla’ is avenged proportionately. Many will complain that they have limited tolerance for graphic violence, while those who have an appetite for it would demand an utmost number of people to be wasted cleverly. So instead of analyzing this film, let’s review these distinct sets of film goers and what this Read More »from Gangs of Wasseypur 2 review

  • Nawazuddin posing with the poster of GOW 2
    Cinema is often inspired from real life, at least the Madhur Bhandarkars and Ram Gopal Varmas of the world would have you believe. But in this unique case from Gangs of Wasseypur, an actual incident from actor Nawazuddin Siddique’s life inspired this comic scene in the film. Click on the video below to have him narrate it in his own words:

    If you found the above scene hilarious, you would love the next one where Nawazuddin recollects another embarrassing incident from his early life in Mumbai where he met with a disastrous end, following an indecent proposal. This scene has been used in the second part of the film:

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  • Women who tried to pull down Sunny Leone
    While Jism 2 may not have impressed many (read review here), the film managed to garner a lot of traction for marking porn star Sunny Leone’s Bollywood debut. Given Sunny’s prior vocation, it wasn’t going to be easy for her to find her feet in Bollywood but she also had suffer a little more than she must’ve hoped for. Apart from suffering a media onslaught about her inability to express on the screen, she was torn apart from public statements issued by other actresses who firmly questioned her performance in the film.

    Prachi Saathi and Sunny Leone

     Jism 2 released along with the animated movie ‘Krishna and Kans’- a film for which Bharata Natyam dancer Prachi Saathi had lent her voice for. While Jism 2 is a film strictly for adults, ‘Krishna and Kans’ would seem more like kids entertainer. Regardless, the animated film was confident that their film would attract a larger audience. Speaking about releasing her film along with ‘Jism 2’, Prachi Saathi confidently remarked, “I am not much bothered about the clash.
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  • Sunny Leone in Jism 2Every new Bollywood film claims that it will be breaking stereotypes but what the filmmakers actually do is package and market the product in a way that ensures salability. Does the audience feel cheated? I am sure they do but the collection of the first weekend rakes in the moolah by then. The same can be said about 'Jism 2' but if you are were just expecting lots of skin show, then the film is a total paisa vasool.

    Vinayak Chakravorty in his review says that this film will guarantee a hit because everyone has been waiting for Bollywood's first erotica:

    Look what the Bhatts have done. They have just beaten everyone in Bollywood - Aamir Khan included - in the game of clever marketing. Jism 2, more than a film, is a brainwork marvel at hardselling a porn star as B-Town's latest sex bomb. If hype over style and substance has become the mantra to ensure first-weekend spoils, Pooja has played her Sunny card well. The PR frenzy around the debutante sets a new yardstick for film marketing.

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  • Jism 2 review

    2 Jisms in Jism 2

    Cast: Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh

    Directed by Pooja Bhatt

    Rating: 1/2 *

    Breathing is an operation of inhaling and exhaling. Sunny Leone makes this process a delight as her lovely lady lumps rise and descend like waves in a stormy sea. So the biggest selling point of Jism 2 is that Sunny breathes a lot and offers the same twin reasons to watch this film that she has in her entire filmography. Her indecent exposure has worried many but there are way bigger exposés in store here. For starters, how Arunoday Singh manages to unconvincingly pull off two satellites clipped on to his head as ears or how Randeep Hooda breaks into the hamming hall of fame without slipping in any ants in his pants. The film lives up to its title by allowing one to examine the human body in more ways than most doctors get to. Regrettably, it is your jism which is reduced to rubble in the process of watching this dribble.

    The movie opens to a shiny and smooth canvas- a topless back of porn star

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    Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias, Anupam Kher, horny pug

    Directed by Sachin Yardi

    Rating: **

    When you go to watch KSKHH, you know what you’ve signed up for. Nothing in this review or what anyone tells you should alter anything. It is (as you would expect) a willful plunge into an ocean of sexual innuendos, perpetually horny pugs, more gay jokes than Dostana can cover in the next ten sequels and some very well done movie spoofs. My pick: the pointy brassiere-clad Bra.One whose sole purpose in life is to support women in, well, you know what. Double meaning with triple seasoning and everything, everywhere has some trace of filthy literature. Not even the sign boards are spared: La Whore Dhaba, Cock Tail bar etc.

    No prizes for guess what I have in my mouthAdi (Tusshar Kapoor) is a struggling actor who hasn’t resigned despite being reduced to endorsing some of the most despicable and entertaining Home Shopping products on TV (drastic skin whitening, constipation cures etc). His roommate and

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  • Kashyap unplugged

    “Ask them questions about their cleavage,” he chuckles as he sprints past the room where the two lead actresses from his latest franchise ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ are fielding questions from journalists. But director Anurag Kashyap is a lot more than just cocky. Stubbornly resolute about the kind of cinema he wants to be associated with, he was once perceived as a filmmaker who didn’t care to subscribe to a mould for his films to be commercially lucrative. A fanboy of dark and edgy realism, his first film as a writer, at the age of 22, was ‘Satya’. But when he finally earned his director’s cap, his film was banned by the Government of India. After years of enduring personal turmoil, a Supreme Court judge happened to watch the film on a pirated DVD in Dubai and learnt that it had been courting for a release for seven years. Once he returned to India, the case was reopened and the film was released. The film was ‘Black Friday’ (based on the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai) and its biggest
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  • In devil’s den

    While the villains have transformed through the decades when it comes to plotting, sadly their magnificiant lairs have gone missing. Here's why

    In the last scene of Rowdy Rathore, the Hindi remake of 2006's Telugu hit Vikramarkudu, Akshay Kumar goes to Chambal-like hideout of the villain to rescue his family. Apart from the sassy nautanki girls and loud dialogues, the film is a tribute to the 80s with its raunchy and raucous content featuring a done-to-death plot, voluptuous heroine and a villian's lair which can compete with Gabbar's from Sholay. Well, almost.

    The 70s and 80s were the time when each Bollywood villain competed with the other when it came to having a hideout which resembled a space ship or may be a house in Pluto, the more imaginative, the better for the art department The lair is a delineated space for malevolence and was given meticulous detailing to amplify of his power and strength of the evil as the hero's nemesis. Perhaps, this is why in Karan Johar's Agneepath

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  • Heroine

    5 women-centric roles that died (thankfully)
    While we unveil the poster of 'Heroine', Madhur-explain-it-all-Bhandarkar's version of a women-centric film, a little mulling over the genre seemed appropriate. Everyone knows that post Vidya Balan's thumkas in 'The Dirty Picture', the genre got a new lease of life or as Konkona Sen Sharma put it, in all her pseudo Bengali intellectuality, "Vidya has reclaimed women-centric films." And now everyone wants to get their blousefull with a meaty role in a film that revolves and rotates around them. Point of fact: September 2012 has 4 such big releases. Bipasha's 'Raaz 3', Kareena's 'Heroine', Preity's 'Ishq in Paris'and Sridevi's 'English Vinglish'. And Deepika Padukone who hasn't managed to get one, has sent out a mass mailer saying that she would only accept women-centric films, following her 'Cocktail' hangover. So while our B-town babes get their paws wet for this super desirable screen avatar, let's draw some historical perspective to such roles.
    In Hindi cinema, most films driven by a

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  • First among sequels

    With Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum set to hit the screens this week, here's why Bollywood always places its bets on sequels
    When 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum' released seven years ago, it was panned by the critics for its explicit content. But that didnot stop it from becoming a hit with the masses and using same scathing reviews, producer Ekta Kapoor is promoting her upcoming film and is confident that this film too will work well with the audience.
    In 2012, Bollywood is going to churn out as many as seven sequels of its earlier hits, ranging from already released Jannat 2 to upcoming Dostana 2. While the former had nothing common with its original part other than the lead actor Emraan Hashmi, Dostana 2 will see Abhisekh Bachchan and John Abraham fight for Katrina Kaif. When asked why he chose to play with the 'Dostana' title again, Karan Johar was quick to tell the reporters, "As long as you make it exciting for people, the idea works. If something works and you can continue the same story, why
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