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  • Madhavan and Bipasha in 'Jodi Breakers''Jodi Breakers' could have been a fun film but the execution is bad. Ashwini Chaudhary gets the various elements in place but the bungled treatment makes the film a tedious watch.

    Avijit Ghosh in his review points out:

    At first glance, Jodi Breakers has a lot going for it: an unusual and interesting lead pair, fabulous outdoor location (Greece, in this case) and foot-stomping music. But the movie is let down by a script that lacks fizz and connect. Director Ashwini Chaudhary's venture begins as a comedy but gradually morphs into romance and loses momentum in the second half. Not even Helen can perk things up. Romance as remorse doesn't work here.

    For a romantic comedy, most of the humour in the film is pretty inane. There is Omi Vaidya's Kamdev scene, which works to a certain extent but his accent is not as amusing as before. Like Piyali Dasgupta writes in her review, it's the supporting characters that provide some relief:

    Some form of reprieve to see Milind Soman and Dipanita Sharma

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  • Ten most controversial films

    With 'Jism 2' topping the recent controversy chart, here's a look at films which created public outrage

    Bollywood is no stranger to controversies and the latest film to milk profits is porn star Sunny Leone's Jism 2. From PIL to effiges burnt, the film has garnered enough heat to keep it burning, even before the release. There is no doubt about the fact that controversies have given the added push to a film's cause but at times, they do almost nothing for its future. While some controversies were merely publicity stunts, others attracted public outrage because of the films' explicit content. Here's a look at the ten most controversial films of all time.


    A still from 'Chetna'Chetna (1970): Way before 'Dirty Picture' paid tribute to a woman's sexuality; this film had the courage to show a hard-drinking, hard-talking prostitute who didn't have a tragic story as a premise. The bold scenes didn't go down to well with the audience at that time and in an interview years later, 'Chetna' actress Rehana Sultan
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  • A Jodi made in Greece

    Cast: R Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Milind Soman, Dipanita Sharma, Mrinalini Sharma, Helen

    Directed by Ashwini Chaudhary

    Rating: **1/2

    Hearts and buttocks may not serve the same purpose but when in love, both are subject to equitable amount of pain. This is one of the many pearls of wisdom you might pick up from this rom-com about breaking marriages and bandaging hearts. While similar films have managed well in exploring the intricate particulars of relationships, this one dares to not take itself as seriously and makes for a flaky yet pleasant watch.

    The film ushers us into the curious life of Sid Khanna (R Madhavan), a marriage breaker by profession and a divorcee by marital status. Although he isn’t a divorce lawyer, he lies very well and helps people part with their insufferable partners without getting bankrupt due to alimony. His friends and supporting cast include sexual athlete and bartender Nano (Omi Vaidya) and a couple who devise their screen time between offering

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  • The transformers

    Aamir's look in 'Dhoom3'

    With Aamir Khan perfecting his body to play a gymnast in Dhoom 3, here's a look at actors who have wowed us with their whittling waistlines and iron-pumped chests

    Three years ago, Bollywood went crazy when Kareena Kapoor emerged from the water wearing a green bikini and looking almost anorexic. Size-zero had invaded the tinsel town and every heroine worth her body toed the line. Not to be left behind, their male counterparts rushed to the nearest gym after Aamir Khan flaunted his eight packs in 'Gajini'. Now he has again hit the gym with vengeance to play a gymnast with negative shades in 'Dhoom 3'.  Here's a look at actors who have wowed us with their whittling waistlines and iron-pumped chests

    Aamir Khan in 'Gajini': It took 13 months and a daily regimen of four hours to get the most talked about eight-packs. Aamir's 'Gajini' body was fueled mostly with 16 egg whites through  the day and atleast 1000 abdomen crunches everyday. So eight packs, anyone?

    Kareena Kapoor in
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  • With Ashmit Patel posing in the buff for an underwear campaign in a men’s magazine recently, we bring you 10 Bollywooders who went naked before the camera

    The actress had a rendezvous with Shashi Kapoor in Siddhartha that raised quite a few eyebrows in the ‘70s

    1.Simi Garewal in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ and ‘Siddhartha’ (1972) – Newly returned from England, Simi Garewal bagged some of the most prestigious films from her generation, though she never found the commercial success of her peers. In both ‘Mera Naam Joker’ by Raj Kapoor and ‘Siddhartha’, a film adapted from Hermann Hesse’s novel of the same name (both 1972), she sheds her quintessential whites and pretty much everything else too.

    Protima Bedi stirred a hornet's nest with her morning jog in 1974

    2.Protima Bedi in the Cine Blitz promotional campaign (1974) – Celebrated danseuse and Kabir Bedi’s bohemian wife stripped down to nothing and ran naked on Juhu beach as part of a promotional campaign to launch filmi rag Cine Blitz in 1974. She made headlines, naturally.

    Dimple’s sarong getting undone led to a nude scene that lasted less than a second. Yet, it was the most rewound scene of 1985.
    3. Dimple Kapadia in ‘Saagar’ (1985) – Her introduction to Rishi Kapoor in the film went like this: a young village belle goes for a dip in the

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  • Set for second innings

    Here's a list of Top 10 actresses who are all set for their second innings at the box-office

    The times are changing and Bollywood is also in a state of flux. Earlier, the shelf-life of an actress was limited where an actress was as good as her last box-office release. Those who got an extension were relegated to the background and had to play the role of a mother or sister to the co-star she had romanced few years ago. Not anymore as this year marks the return of the 90s heart throbs who are looking better and fitter than ever. Here's our list :

    Sridevi: With occasional ramp walks and a few outings at social dos, the actress has been a photographer's delight with her super toned figure, all thanks to power yoga and umpteenth cups of green tea. Sri is all set to make a comeback in a film titled 'English Vinglish' which is being directed by Gauri Shinde, wife of R. Balki  of 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Paa'

    Madhuri Dixit: After ruling the roost for a decade, Madhuri bid adieu to films and

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  • Prateik and AmyLike someone rightly said some films should not be remade and Gautham Menon's 'Ekk Deewana Tha' definitely shouldn't have been.

    Taran Adarsh points out the obvious loopholes in his review:

    Both, the Tamil version [VINNAITHAANDI VARUVAAYAA] and also its Telugu adaptation [YE MAAYA CHESAVE] were considered path-breaking motion pictures. Though essentially a remake, EKK DEEWANA THA conjures memories of K. Balachander's roaring hit EK DUUJE KE LIYE. Menon is a master storyteller, no two opinions on that, but EKK DEEWANA THA fails to leave an impact for a valid reason: A beaten to death plot tends to stagnate after a point. Also, Menon overstays the hospitality by dragging the film in its second hour. Just when you think the story would conclude, Menon does a time travel and starts a new chapter in this never-ending love story. That, honestly, only makes this snail-paced movie a taxing and cumbersome experience.

    Bollywood loves a good romance but not one where the plot is dragged endlessly

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  • I hope you don't have lice

    Cast: Prateik Babbar, Amy Jackson, Sachin Khedekar

    Directed by Gautham Menon

    Rating: Minus Ek

    Pain and pleasure have the same facial expression. This is why you will share the same face with the lead cast of ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’ through the entire runtime. Love stories that curdle, portray societal and familial tribulations. But here, there is a far graver issue beyond the usual jaat-paat, rich-poor etc: The lead duo can’t act to save Tibet. And as dismissive as it may sound in the first paragraph of this review, it is in fact the iceberg that makes this painful love story crash as we endure the burn.

    The film is about an aspiring filmmaker and unemployed dreamer Sachin (Prateik Babbar) who gets knocked out of his world when he bumps into a celestial Mallu-Catholic girl Jessie (Amy Jackson). Following a bit of cutesy stalking, he proposes. She rejects on account of avoiding inter-caste hassles and for their age difference (she’s a year older). He refuses to give up and takes stalking to

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  • Kareena in EMAETThe one thing that makes debutant director, Shakun Batra's 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' work is the fact that the film steers clear of melodrama and has an unpredictable climax but was there much else?

    Avijit Ghosh writes in The Times of India, that the film is the 'sweetest heartbreak':

    With only the faintest trace of the Hollywood hit, What Happens in Vegas (2008), Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu shows what first-rate direction and a cute but brave script can do to the done-to-death story of opposites getting attracted to each other. EMAET has heart, charm and an enviable lightness of being. And it certainly helps that the lead players are in fine form. Like quality wine, Kareena seems to improve with every passing year though you find shades of Geet (Jab We Met) in her part. And Imran brings just that right amount of balance to the difficult part of an uptight, gawky individual who evolves with every passing day. The movie is essentially his journey from boy to man. With its neon lights and flash, Las

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  • When love is friendship

    Taking a cue from SRK's famous dialogue, here's a compilation of films with Bollywood's hit formula but different treatment

    In Bollywood, nothing sells better than a heart-warming love story.Throw in a bit of friendship and we have the perfect antidote even for the most skeptical viewer and Karan Johar has been milking this formula for years, his latest offering being 'Ek Main Aur Ek Tu'. The formula is almost always the same. Boy and girl are friends and at some point in the film, they will realize their love for each other. So here's a compilation of films with same formula but different treatment.

    Maine Pyaar Kiya: Apart from the 'Friend' cap and the Kaboortar, this film has many landmark dialogues which has been plagiarised by many in different ways. One of them being 'In friendship, no sorry, no thank you'. This story of friendship blossoming into love struck a cord with the old and young alike making Salman and Bhagyashree stars overnight.

    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: This blockbuster

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