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08-12-2010, 12:37 AM #1
Films to look forward in second half of 2010As we enter into the second half of the year 2010, we give you a sneak peek into what to expect from the coming six months. Action, romance, comedy, drama, satire, historical – there’s everything. We present a list of the films to look forward to in the second half of 2010.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Rajpal Yadav, Urvashi Sharma, Johny Lever
The film ‘Khatta Meetha’ that is principally a political satire on the municipal and construction dealings in India is told through the life of a contractor, “Sachin” played by Akshay Kumar.
Sachin is a struggling road construction contractor who has big dreams of becoming the best road contractor in his region. However due to his lack of money and inability to bribe officials in municipal office, Sachin never manages to get any of his bills or contracts passed. Sachin’s brother on the other hand is a very successful road contractor, but his success is due to huge amounts of bribing and cheating in his construction. Sachin’s family has also lost their patience with him and worry that his mounting debts are going to bring their whole family to shame.
One day news arrives for Sachin that a new commissioner has taken over the municipal office. However the new commissioner, played by “Trisha”, turns out to be Sachin’s college sweetheart, who had parted ways with him on hostile terms. Sachin’s life gets more difficult now, with his family and even the new commissioner against him.
The film continues to unfold, revealing the various facets and levels of bribing and crooked tricks required for one to survive the system. As Sachin continues to chase his dream, he comes to a crossroads at a point where he has to decide to be honest himself and ultimately expose those who have wronged even if it means his own brother and family.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Director: Milan Luthria
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut, Prachi Desai, Randeep Hooda
Ajay Devgn plays an underworld don named Sultan Mirza loosely inspired from Haji Mastan in this film set in 70s. Emraan Hashmi plays Shoaib whose character is based on Dawood Ibrahim. Starting as Sultaan’s protégé, the film goes on to show how Shoaib overpowered the most powerful mafia kingpin in Mumbai then. Kangana Ranaut plays film actress Rehana who Sultan was in love with.
Director: Rajshree Ojha
Cast: Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Cyrus Sahukar, Arunoday Singh, Ira Dubey, Amrita Puri, Lisa Haydon
Aisha is based on Jane Austen’s Emma. Directed by Rajshree Ojha the film is produced by Sonam's sister, Rhea Kapoor, under their father's banner Anil Kapoor Productions.
Sonam Kapoor plays the main protagonist Aisha Kapoor (based on Emma), while Abhay Deol plays Arjun (George Knightley). Arunoday Singh plays the role of Frank Churchill and Cyrus Sahukar plays Philip Elton from the original.
While Emma showcased characters in very British style gowns from the 19th century, being a modern take of the same, ‘Aisha’ will have Sonam and Abhay don contemporary fashion.
Director: Anusha Rizvi
Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuveer Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffer, Vishal O Sharma, Naseruddin Shah
In a tiny corner of a giant country a poor farmer is about to lose everything. His brother has a plan to win it all back!
Peepli Live is a satire, which revolves around a villager from Central India called Natha (Omkar Das Manikpuri), his brother Budhia (Raghuveer Yadav) and their family. The family is about to lose their land because they are unable to repay a loan, when, they hear of a government program which offers the family of any farmer committing suicide a compensation of 100,000 rupee ($2000). The older brother convinces his sibling to agree to commit suicide. This sets in motion a chain of events which finds Natha in the eye of a storm. The local big wigs, the state government, high ranking bureaucrats, federal ministers and the national media all become stakeholders in the mad circus that erupts.
Produced by Aamir Khan, while he doesn’t star in the film, he has started promoting the film in unique ways and has also taken it to international film festivals.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone
A dash of style with loads of attitude and a hunger to reach the stars, Lafangey Parindey is about a group of youngsters living in the backstreets of Mumbai. It is an unusual love story of Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and Pinky (Deepika Padukone) whose path to love is paved by friendship, grit and hope.
He is born to fight. She is born to fly. He is raw, champion street fighter who knocks down his opponent in just one-shot in boxing. She is blind but a powerhouse of talent!
Director: Abhinav Kashyap
Cast: Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Mahie Gill, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar
A hardcore masala film, this one has everything from Salman style action to Sonakshi Sinha’s rain song and a lot more. Salman Khan will be sporting a moustache for the first time in his acting career throughout this film. Shot in and around Wai, Salman’s brother Arbaaz Khan is producing the venture while Anurag Kashyup’s brother Abhinav Kashyup is making his directorial debut with this one.
Director: Mani Shankar
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut, Irrfan Khan, Rukhsar
Though it looks and is reported to be a remake of Colin Farrell’s Phone Booth, the makers have denied the allegations. The film is being shot across select locations in India & Switzerland. Action choreographers Joey Ansh and Silvo Simac have been flown in from UK and USA for certain key sequences not attempted before in Indian cinema.
We Are Family
Director: Siddharth P.Malhotra
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Kajol, Arjun Rampal
Karan Johar’s desi adaptation of the Hollywood flick Stepmom, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor will recreate the parts of Susan Sarandon in ‘We Are Family’ while Arjun Rampal will play Ed Harris’s role. The Indian version will have some changes but the overall feel will remain the same. Yesteryear actor Prem Nath’s grandson Siddharth Malhotra who earlier assisted Sooraj Barjatya has directed the film.
Rakta Charitra - I
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Suriya, Priyamani, Shatrughan Sinha
Ram Gopal Varma teams up with Vivek Oberoi to make a high-voltage political drama on the life of politician Paritala Ravi who was a murder-accused and one of the most feared personalities during his time. South superstar Suriya is pitted opposite Vivek Oberoi and RGV intends to make this film in two parts.
Director: Siddharth Anand
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan
Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra team up for the first time in Anjaana Anjaani which promises some great chemistry from the couple. Directed by Siddharth Anand who earlier made Bachna Ae Haseeno with Ranbir Kapoor, the film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Action Replayy Director: Vipul Shah Cast: Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Randhir Kapoor, Neha Dhupia Vipul Shah goes retro in this film about time-travel where Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai have been dancing to disco tracks and have been sporting colourful costumes from the 80s era.
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu, Ratna Pathak, Johny Lever
Reportedly a remake of Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha, Golmaal 3 has additional members in the form of Kunal Khemu, Mithun Chakravarthy and Ratna Pathak Shah other than the regular cast of Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade. Rohit Shetty continues his legacy of action-comedy and has opted to shoot the film in Goa once again. Kareena Kapoor happens to be the only female lead.
Director: Anees Bazmee
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Kangna Ranaut, Neetu Chandra, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Sen
The biggest star-studded film of 2010, Anees Bazmee who gave the blockbuster hot No Entry returns with No Problem now with a mammoth cast comprising of Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Kangna Ranaut and Sushmita Sen. Obviously a laugh-riot, No Problem has been shot extensively in South Africa and will release by yearend.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Monikangana Dutta, Rajit Kapoor, Shernaz Patel
Hrithik Roshan plays a paraplegic in this love story directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali where he is paired opposite Aishwarya Rai. For his role, Hrithik had also taken to smoking to get into the character. Popular fashion model Monikangana Dutta makes her film debut with Guzaarish .
No One Killed Jessica
Director: Rajkumar Gupta
Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan
Supposedly based on the famous Jessica Lal murder case, this political thriller set in New Delhi brings together Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan for the first time. Director Rajkumar Gupta (who directed Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Aamir), however, clarifies that the title and the script are inspired by a newspaper headline when the prime accused in the infamous murder case was acquitted by the lower courts, leading to nationwide protests.
Tees Maar Khan
Director: Farah Khan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Raghu Ram, Arya Babbar
Shirish Kunder wanted to make the film with Shah Rukh Khan in 2007 but reportedly when he refused wife Farah Khan took over the project with Akshay Kumar in the lead. Akshay Kumar’s best screen partner Katrina Kaif is paired opposite him yet again. The film get Akshay Kumar and Akshaye Khanna together for the first time and will be a true-blue entertainer in Farah Khan’s flambouyant style.
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08-12-2010, 03:17 AM #2
only luking forward to watch dabangg
not interested in others
08-12-2010, 07:12 AM #3
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2nd last one looks really gudsorry dude .... Hash
08-12-2010, 03:17 PM #4