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  • They always try to keep it secret but it's almost impossible to hide a celebrity love-story, especially if a cricketer and someone from Bollywood are involved. Rumour has it that Irfan Pathan is dating VJ-actor, Anusha Dandekar and the two want no unnecessary publicity.

    Read the complete report here.

    Reports also suggest that Anusha recently flew down to Irfan's hometown to meet him. However, Irfan is busy working hard on his form and trying to make it back to the Indian cricket team.

    Will this relationship last? Tell us what you think.

    Want to know more about Anusha, here are the details.

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  • Shagird director, Tigmanshu Dhulia backs Nana despite his peculiar ways as he offers 'good suggestions' to improve the film

    Nana Patekar in Shagird

    Nana Patekar is not new to this branch of cinema that is trigger-happy. Having played an encounter cop in the past, in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Shagird', he returns in a slightly twisted avatar, as a corrupt cop with a sense of humour. Difficult to digest? Well, wait for May 13 for the film's release to find out how it translates on the screen. Meanwhile, in an exclusive for Yahoo! India, Dhulia takes us through his journey of filming his latest and yes, putting up with Bollywood's most idiosyncratic actor, Nana.

    What triggered the idea to write Shagird and what helped you in completing this script from scratch to final draft?
    I had never done a thriller before and I wanted to do it very badly. I had a plot that required a character who was approximately the same age as Nana and of his fitness level as well. Luckily, he liked the script and then I tried to make the

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  • Y! Meta Review: Dum Maaro Dum

    Dum Maaro DumEveryone agrees that Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum is a slick and stylish production but is that enough to carry the move through? While the film scores on the style-quotient, it suffers on account of the writing that fails to create an emotional connect.

    NDTV's Anupam Chopra says that the film had all the elements but they just don't add-up:

    Dum Maaro Dum has all the ingredients of crackling entertainment: a sun-kissed but suitably seamy location: Goa. A subject that works as an anti-drug cautionary tale but also provides ample opportunity to revel in the gritty glamour of rave parties, cocaine and formidably toned women wearing as little as possible. A director - Rohan Sippy - who has an edgy sensibility and loves stylistic flourishes.

    And yet, she adds,

    This is one film that should soar but sadly it never quite takes flight. The problem is the writing.

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand echoes similar views on the movie and calls it 'haphazard'. He says that DMD "is a heady cocktail of crime,

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  • Y! Movies team reviews: Dum Maaro Dum

    Dum Maaro Dum

    Our in-house movie critics - Rummana and Kunal - seldom agree with each other when it comes to reviewing a movie. Their views are poles apart - normally, that is. But this time around, both of them feel that Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum fails to maintain the momentum.

    Here is what Kunal has to say - "Rape, tourist ki maut, prostitution, all crimes are linked to drugs," says a cocky politician. He skipped pollution and population? Anyway, he's requesting angry young ACP, Vishnu Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan), to consider the task of sweeping Goa off all illegal intoxicants. With little hesitation, Kamath accepts the job. But only under the condition that he gets to pick his team and that he is allowed to play by his own rules (unlike other action heroes who love being forced into teams and pushed around by rule books?). Read on

    And here's Rummana's take on it - Rohan Sippy's 'Dum Maaro Dum' is high on the style quotient- new editing techniques, original transitions, smart dissolve effects,

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  • Review: Dum Maaro Dum

    Dum Maaro DumRohan Sippy's 'Dum Maaro Dum' is high on the style quotient- new editing techniques, original transitions, smart dissolve effects, the overall production quality is great. While the packaging is slick, the thriller starts well but fails to maintain the momentum.

    Simplistically the plot revolves around the drug racket in Goa and ACP Vishnu Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan) is sent to clean-up the mess. But there are other layers that unfold as the story progresses — every character has a troubled past and its interesting how each of them inadvertently become an integral part of the narrative. None of the characters are a mere prop in the story but are inextricably linked to the plot and to each other.

    Prateik plays Lorry, a good student who wants to go to the U.S. to pursue higher studies. When his girlfriend gets the visa and he fails to get funding for his education abroad, Lorry gets desperate. He takes a shortcut to go abroad but life takes an unexpected turn and veers out of control.

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  • Review: Zokkomon


    Director: Satyajit Bhatkal
    Cast: Darsheel Safary, Anupam Kher, Manjari Phadnis

    Rating: **

    Zokkomon is a brilliant business plan and every parent's best bet for escaping their kids for a few hours. A superhero movie that features Darsheel Safary's journey from awkward to awesome has to be the best way to kick-start the summer vacations.

    The film opens to an establishing shot of rural India which is done with Kailash Kher belching out a number, appropriately picturised on Makarand Deshpande. This is done simultaneously as Kunal (Darsheel Safary) is being sent to the custody of his legal guardian, Chacha (Anupam Kher) after the demise of his parents. And the helicopter shot of Hogwarts Express that you might have caught in the promos is actually Indian Rail that's taking Kunal to his predictably evil uncle and aunt who leave no stone unturned to give him the Cinderella treatment.

    Soon, Kunal is forsaken at an amusement park by his evil chacha, who then pronounces him dead, to polish off

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  • Vidya Balan burst onto the scene as a breath of fresh air with her very Indian look in Parineeta, reminiscent of the quiet dignity of Meena Kumari and the playful innocence of Jaya 'Guddi' Bachchan. Her understated portrayal of a middle class girl weathering personal storms and heartbreaks brought back something that was missing in Bollywood for a long time - grace. It's common knowledge that heroines in mainstream Bollywood either need familial backing/clout or a sugar daddy to be cast as the leading lady, or be ready to pull a bare-and-dare act in their debut. But Parineeta was a dream debut for her in every sense of the word.

    From thereon, however, it's been a mixed bag - some terrible choices that she must have signed in haste opposite leading men who either looked like cherubs or gummy bears. Her style/fashion sense has been heavily panned, too, both onscreen and off screen. Leaving behind the nightmares of romancing Shahid Kapur and starring in movies whose names were fatally

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  • Zindagi Na Milege Dobara

    Zindagi Na Milege Dobara's teaser has Hrithik, Abhay and Farhan flaunting their chiseled abs. Is B'wood's obsession with lean eternal?

    Bollywood's lead heroes have always been voluntary shape-shifters. Every time one gains popularity for a certain waist size, others fall in line to chisel themselves into the same. But this wasn't the case back in the day. There was a time in Hindi cinema when one's physique didn't matter and Sanjeev Kumar was a lead hero and fat-burners were the least popular drug.

    And if you thought, we're just quoting pre-historic examples, you thought wrong. Remember, Rishi Kapoor confidently twisting his wiggly-comfortably-round self in Chandni? Or perhaps even Govinda at the peak of his career, gyrating better than Munni or Sheila in his seriously overweight state in Sajan Chale Sasural. Neither of them shaped up or needed to ship out on account of their excess flab. It was a blissfully corpulent world.

    It was only by the fag end of the 80s, when a new look

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  • Teen Thay Bhai

    Sometimes films read like a dream on paper but do not live up to the written word on celluloid. The carefully crafted idiosyncrasies, the bizarre setups, the exaggerated reactions might have immense potential for a rib-tickling page-turner but fail to be enacted on the big screen. Such is the case of this simple tale of three brothers.

    As the title suggests, the film is based on the lives of three brothers of the Gill clan. Their names, as the promo gives away, are funnier than most gags in the film. The eldest and the unreasonably angry one is Chiksi (Om Puri), the quirky excuse-for-a-dentist is Happy (Deepak Dobriyal) and the blissfully idiotic one is Fancy (Shreyas Talpade). Like most screen brothers in comic films, they can't stand each other and end up spouting Punjabi abusives over the most trivial things. So, 'Tere Piyo di' and ''Khottay de puttar' are prefixed to every dialogue.

    If you care, the plot involves a grandfather's singular will that requires the Gill bros to

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  • Aamir Khan seems to be everywhere nowadays, a phenomenon that is usually associated with the Baadshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. He was found cheering loudly for Team India at the World Cup, sporting his new look for the upcoming film with Honeymoon Travels' Reema Kagti. He apparently partied with the boys in blue till the sun rose the next morning the day we won the World Cup. His brand and cause endorsements can rival any other top star's in Bollywood today. He makes big news for his productions, for his skillful PR both in India and abroad, for the Twitter conversations he has with the Big B and for random sound bytes every now and then.

    Long living in the shadow of arch rival Shah Rukh Khan, he seems to have perfected the art of PR that SRK was hailed for. During Aamir's decade-long (was it longer?) tiff with the media, when he refused to attend award shows, give interviews to certain publications and refused to play favourites, SRK reigned as the media's golden boy. There was

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