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28 Jun

A Haute Look at Actor in Law

Upcoming film Actor in Law is buzzing for several reasons. First, it's been made by the same team that gave us the uber-entertaining Na Maloom Afraad. Secondly, it has a stellar cast including Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat in lead roles and the veteran Om Puri in the role of sarpanch. I'm not a fan of Fahad Mustafa but he can act and though Mehwish Hayat tends to go overboard she does look gorgeous and does her job more than adequately. Om Puri brings his comic timing and experience to the table. He's the lawyer and his son, Shan Mirza, apparently is the son who only acts as if he's one. The trailer, under three minutes long, taps into the troubles and trials...
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28 Jun

10 sensational item songs of the decade!

An ‘item song’ is the proverbial (and quite literal) sizzle that sells the steak, meaning the movie, and any major Bollywood entertainer has at least one actress coming in to spin her magic on the dance floor. Films like Dabangg, Ragini MMS 2 and Shootout at Wadala would not have worked as well without an A List star coming and dancing his or her way into many hearts. Most of these songs have bizarre and inane lyrics such as ‘Main toh tandoori murgi hoon yaar, katkale saiyaan alcohol se’. As much as the audience is in love with these songs, they are slowly and steadily becoming more and more repetitive and, honestly, boring! However, with item songs being a fan...
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28 Jun

The evil side of Ahsan Khan

Udaari is most definitely one of the only, if not only, socially responsible dramas currently airing on television. It is multi-tiered, drawing attention to class differences, social taboos and most importantly, pedophilia. While most plays cash on the weeping-willow-woman syndrome, Udaari is brave enough to present its women strong willed and independent. And while almost all its characters are portrayed to perfection it is Ahsan Khan’s role as the green eyed devious pedophile that resonates as brilliant. His presence onscreen makes you cringe; despite being bright eyed and good looking, he sends shivers down your spine when he saunters in. Ahsan Khan has effectively redefined the way we perceive and imagine villains. Imtiaz is not your usually unpleasant and predictably repulsive...
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