Another comedy hits the theaters this Friday
after a string of laughathons failed to bring
any smile onto the faces of the distributors.
Touted to be a 2 hour fun ride with Rajpal
Yadav in a triple role for the first time,
the whole industry is looking forward to Hastey
Hastey to revive the sagging trend that comedies
are facing. Jimmy Shergill returns to playing
the lead after a long time, which also has
comic veteran Shakthi Kapoor in an important
Kidnap, ransom, murder, deception and
twists that belie even the most intuitive
of thinkers, Woodstock Villa is a contemporary
thriller that promises to keep you on your
seat’s edge. The story begins with
the disappearance of a wealthy businessman’s
wife. Demands of huge sums follow and as
the trail of the criminals catches heat,
many uncomfortable truths unfold.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher’s son Sikander
Kher makes his debut in Bollywood with this
suspense thriller. Giving him company is
another debutant Neha Oberoi. The movie
also has Arbaz Khan and Boman Irani in key
roles while Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt
(also one of the film’s producers)
make special appearances.
The climatic stages of the IPL looms large
over these flicks which just cannot afford
to wait for one more week and run into a
From Last Week:
There was no Dhoom at the box office for
this wannabe comic flick. Hardly few laughs
were raised as the narration went flat in
the second half. Without much star value
and poor word of mouth, this youthful joy
ride didn’t even manage to save face
at the theaters. Surely a sad end to what
looked like a promising effort.
‘Like son, like father’- not
the way in which this adage is usually said
but it has been correctly adapted to the
situation. Mimoh Chakravorthy had a disaster
of a debut two weeks backs with Jimmy. Now,
a Mithun Chakravorthy starrer has come crashing
down. Not that great things were expected
but certainly minimum returns were looked
forward to. The story of an underworld don
with a very strong comic streak couldn’t
make many laugh. The script was the culprit
here, with those who have seen the movie
pointing to Mithun as the sole grace.
Jannat meanwhile is rock
steady at most locations, guess the cricket
fever is still strong everywhere.
A tale of a man who decides to choose his
own destiny, to lead instead of follow.
From the dark lanes of Mumbai, a youth decides
that it is time to take on the world on
his terms. Starring Rajeev Khandelwal in
the lead, the movie looks like a gripping
tale of ambition and determination.
Hum sey Hain Jahaan
The beginning is always due to helplessness,
then it turns to a habit and then an addiction
and unending ambition. A young man needs
some money badly and devices what he thinks
is an ingenious way of making money and
ensuring a good life. But he carries the
game too far and things get out of hand.
Can he get things back on track or is his
life on the line because of his ambition.
Comedy is the main flavor in this story
of actions going horribly wrong. Jackie
Shroff will be seen in a good role after
quite some time.
Finally, the summer’s big draw. The
Naghre family is back from where we left
off three years back and this time we have
a new character. Set to explore the stormy
political corridors of Mumbai, the lives
of power wielders and one man who works
for the masses. The Bachchan family hits
us in full force with Aishwarya playing
what is maybe the strongest role of her
career. Ramgopal Verma’s attempt at
redemption is being eagerly watched by everyone
in the industry.
Music to watch out for:
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa:
Just in case you are not yet aware that
Rahman’s latest compositions have
hit the stands. The ‘kabhie kabhie
Aditi’ song is particularly delightful.
Also new to the stands are
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic: From
the Yashraj banner with Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s
Love Story 2050: Producer
Harry Baweja’s launchpad for his son
Harman. Music by veteran composer Anu Malik.