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  • We are an impatient bunch. We can sit through a movie, but once the action is over, the hero hugs the heroine, the last scene fades out and the end credits start rolling, we just have to leave. It is part of our DNA.

    But, if you are an Avengers fan – not just a casual movie goer – you know you will be in for a treat if you stay a bit longer.  Now, if you walked out without waiting for the end credits of Captain America : The Winter Soldier, let me tell you what you are missing.

    There are TWO, yes TWO teasers as the end credits roll.  Both of which will give you a sneak peek at how the future of the Marvel universe is going to be.

    End credit #1

    The prelude to Avengers : Age of Ultron. You get to see a sneak peek at Baron Wolfgang von Strucker who has somehow got Loki’s mind controlling scepter.  And a look at ‘The Twins’.  Von Strucker says that the ‘age of miracles’ has arrived.  We have to wait till 2015 for the movie to hit the marquee

    End credit #2
    The Winter Soldier.  We see him at

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  • Do you have five minutes and four seconds to spare? If you do we are going to give you one of the best recap of how Bollywood music has evolved in the last 65 years.

    This mash up created by Penn Masala – is going viral on the internet.  Penn Masala has released nine albums till date and you can find all you want to know about them here.

    So, for now, just sit back, relax and take a stroll down the memory lane. The Evolution of Bollywood Music according to Penn Masala. The thought, the idea, the song selections are just perfect - however I wish I could say that about the way the group sang. But then, all it takes is just a little over 5 minutes. And we should respect the idea.

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  • Two minutes is all it takes to scare the living daylights out of you. Do not trust us? Watch this video which has gone viral on Twitter.

    This two minute movie is called ‘Lights Out’ and is directed by short film maker David F Sandberg. And it walked away with the Best Director award in the Who is There Film challenge.

    It starts off with actress Lotta Losten flicking off the lights in her hallway and seeing a silhouette.

    Here is a look at the type of responses it has been getting on Twitter.


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  • Dhanush singing KolaveriThere are times when I really love my work. Listening to this song, 'Why this Kolaveri,' the latest rage to hit the net, in an endless loop and debating with everybody about it is just one of them.

    So, you may ask me, what makes it one of the most quirky Tanglish (read Tamil+ English) song ever? For me, it's the catchy tune, the attitude, the ease with which Dhanush belts it out that makes it special. Here's what Anirban, a collegue who does not know a single phrase in Tamil says about this song. 'It is catchy and intensely raw which makes it totally hummable.' And may be, this is a pan Indian sentiment.  A report in The Hindu says that 'Why this Kolaveri di' became the first regional film song to be played by radio stations around the country on Tuesday evening.

    But Kolaveri, Soup Song... what do these words even mean to someone not familiar with the local slang? Kolaveri, loosely translated becomes 'murderous rage'. And says Dhanush "I call it the 'soup song' for 'soup boys'. I came

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  • Kishore KumarKishore Kumar once said "Look, I don't smoke, drink or socialise. I never go to parties. If that makes me a loner, fine. I am happy this way. I go to work and I come back straight home. To watch my horror movies, play with my spooks, talk to my trees, sing." And his songs are what endears him to us. What lives on in our minds even after 24 years of his passing away.

    On his birthday, we — after a lot of debate — have a list of our favourite songs.

    Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab ki

    Pyaar Manga hei tumi se

    Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

    Chukkar Mere man ko

    Phoolon Ke Rang Se

    Yeh Shaam Mastani

    Eena Meena Deeka

    Ek Ladki Bheegi bhaagi si

    Yeh Jeevan Hai

    Do they match your favourite  Kishore Kumar songs? Tell us

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  • Movies in July

    Our in house movie critic Kunal Guha has, over the last couple of weeks, reviewed and rated the major releases of the month 'Murder 2,' 'Chillar Party,' 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' and 'Singham'. Let me start with a disclaimer, I do not always agree with Kunal on his reviews. And speaking about reviews, here is one fun review which we saw on CNNGo.

    Having watched the films that released this month, says the writer, I can't help but wonder if someone passed around an industry memo deeming July male stripper month in Bollywood. I know it's summer, he says,  but -- the four movies in this recap contain about eight hours of footage of men in various stages of undress, with little to absolutely no reason to show for it.

    This includes everyone from a frighteningly tanned Hrithik Roshan, to a 42-year-old Ajay Devgn, to a group of 10-year-old boys in their tighty-whities. Huh, well, trust me, it is not what I wrote, check out the article here. And, if you are like me, you will just love the

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  • Ash - AbhiEver since Amitabh Bachchan tweeted the news of Aishwarya's pregnancy, there has been a hullabaloo about the gen-next Bachchan's arrival.  The Bachchans are celebrating and can the media be far behind?

    From what will happen to Aishwarya's career, her role in Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine to when she became pregnant - the media has taken it upon themselves to keep all and sundry informed. Click to read

    This particular report in the Times of India says that "In all probability, Aishwarya and Abhishek's child will be a baby girl. Also don't be surprised if they have duplets." But, trust me, it was not a doctor who said this - it was an astrologer. This article makes for a very entertaining read.  Click here to read the report.

    That is not all. CNNGo speculates when Aishwarya could have possibly got pregnant. Have a look.

    Keep coming back to Yahoo! Movies for more

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  • Maniratnam and Ilayaraja

    Mani Ratnam is one of the most versatile movie makers and Ilayaraja, is undoubtedly one of the best music directors the country has ever seen. And they share the same birthday.  We bring to you some of our favourite songs, and what Mani Ratnam has to say about Ilayaraja.

    Nilave Va - Mouna Ragam

    Mani Ratnam directed a Telugu flick and he couldn't do with out Ilayaraja - the result? This lovely number from Geetanjali

    And yet another beautiful song from Anjali

    Naykudu - Just listen to this amazing background score.  And then you will realise what Mani Ratnam means when he says "Ilayaraja would look at the scene once, and immediately start giving notes to his assistants, as a bunch of musicians, hovering around him, would collect the notes  for their instrument and go to their places... A director can be taken by surprise at the speed of events."

    Cliched yet, i cannot just go away without mentioning this number which has made it to one of the top 10 tracks according to a BBC poll.

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  • Nargis DuttNargis Dutt. Her beauty was ethereal, her charm and talent legendary. This post is just a tribute to one of those eternal beauties Bollywood has ever seen.

    Nargis was born on June 1, 1929 as Fatima Rashid. Her mother was a thumri singer and it was she who introduced Nargis to acting.  Nargis made her debut as a child actor and went on to be one of the most iconic stars in Bollywood.

    Nargis in Mother IndiaShe ruled the silver screen in the 1950's and played pivotal roles in 'Barsaat', 'Andaz', 'Awaara', 'Deedar', 'Shree 420' and 'Chori Chori'. And then, came Mother India in 1957 which in a way changed the way the world saw Hindi movies. It was nominated for the Academy Awards and it won her the Filmfare Best actress award.

    Her personal life was under the scanner too.  "In the movie buff's imagination, Nargis remains inextricably linked with Raj Kapoor, being the leading lady and Muse in his seminal early films, involved with him in real life, even immortalised in the "RK Studios" logo, which was based on

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  • opMohanlal

    I remember the hush that fell over the room when Mohanlal stepped out from behind a wall and watched Sangeeta and Baby Shalini (Yeah, the same Shalini who got married to Tamil actor Ajith) walk away in 'Ente Mammattikuttiyammayku". "Arrg", said my cousin, "I hate this actor". "Who is he" I asked — my cousin, a die hard chick flick fanatic said "he is a born villain, that guy Mohanlal".

    I turned my attention to the screen. And somewhere along the line, I couldn't find any thing remotely villain like in Mohanlal. He came across as just another actor -so entirely different to my favourite cartoon show heroes. So I hounded my cousin - who still is a walking dictionary of any Malayalam movies - to know more about him.

    Mohanlal — according to her was 'the villain.' Even though his first film was 'Thiranottam,' it was his role as Narendran in 'Manjil Virinja Pookal' which made people sit up and take note of this young man. This Fazil film by Navodaya had Shankar and Poornima Jayaram in the

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