The 3 Mistakes of My Life = Kai Po Che

KAI PO CHE will be premiering at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and will be release everywhere else on February 22.

I am SO exctied to see this adaptation, I love all of Chetan Bhagat’s novels and this one is  based on the best-selling novel “The 3 Mistakes of My Life”.

Best friends Ishaan, Omi and Govind are young, ambitious and restless. They are trying to make a mark in the India of the early 2000’s by starting a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches. In a country where cricket is religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan, to start a training academy that could produce India’s next sporting superstars! What follows is without doubt the greatest adventure of their lives, as they attempt to navigate the big hurdles in the path of fulfilling their dreams.

Ram Leela – Hot.Hot.Hot.

It has been a while since I have been truly excited to see a movie, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela has me feeling just that! Starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh the film is scheduled to be released Nov 2013.

Deepika herself resealed the poster on twitter and it started trending pretty much instantly  – and it looks AMAZING, can’t wait to see this!

 

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Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Hi All – It’s that time of year again, when the film industry takes over Toronto. This year TIFF has an amazing line up of  films including 10 amazing looking films focusing on Mumbai in a series titled City to City. Will be bringing you more information soon!

Bachchan + DiCaprio = Interesting….

Yet another hollywood/bollywood power couple team up – but not in THAT way! Varity.com is reporting that mega star Amitabh Bachchan will be costaring in Leonardo Dicaprio’s latest project The Great Gatsby which is scheduled to be released in 2012.

Bachchan, who has appeared in more than 180 Indian films, will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim, a shadowy gambler. The film toplines Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and also stars Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki.

For the full article click here.

The Great Gatsby is a classic Americal novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story is a famous one that just takes place just after WW1 where American society is enjoying prosperity during the 1920’s. However, at the same time, prohibition (ban sale/manufacturing of alcohol) is enforced which made millionaires out of bootleggers.

Hope this ends up being true! – Cant wait to watch it either way!

It’s official – Breakaway @ Toronto International Film Festival!

Breakaway will be featured at this year’s TIFF in Toronto in September!!! The announcement was made today at the Fairmont Royal York.  The movie stars Vinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Anupam Kher and Rob Lowe.  The movie also has cameo appearances by, Akshay Kumar, Drake and Ludacris!!!

This is great news! Looks like Bollywood fever is still  going strong after the IIFA’s!

Stars command a hefty pay cheque, but that doesn’t explain why the writers are underpaid.

In a recent interview with producer Mukul Deora, of  Bheja Fry 2 and The White Tiger – the first time producer chats about his first production and shares his views on Bollywood Stars and their big budgets.

Are the top stars to be blamed for inflating budgets?  We live in a very expensive city and the cost of living here is phenomenal. If I am a top star, I’d like to live in a nice big bungalow costing Rs 50 crore. In Los Angeles, I’d be happy with a Rs 10 crore house because I’d be happy with the property that I’d manage to get with that kind of money. But in Bombay, that amount is not great money. So the stars ask for this stupid amount and people are even paying them, so why would they settle for less? Let’s just say that in Bollywood, there is more capital than talent.

Stars command a hefty pay cheque, but that doesn’t explain why the writers are underpaid. I don’t know about them being underpaid. At least in my production, the writers I have employed are well paid. In our country, everything is so star-driven, the more visible a face you have, the more money you will make for whatever you are contributing. Visibility is everything. If I am on the billboards all around the city, I will have power. If I am sitting on the backseat writing something, I have less power. That is sad. It should be the other way round or at least balanced. At the same time, you can’t write the public off. They pay for a big movie featuring a huge star written by nobody. The system doesn’t exist in isolation; the public is equally to be blamed.

Is it true that you have bagged the film rights of the Booker Prize winning novel, The White Tiger? Yes, absolutely. There are these two producers from New York – Josh Hart and Patrick – and together we have agreed to do the movie. It’s a long time from now, but yes we have the rights. It will be an English film, no point making The White Tiger in Bollywood.

For the full interview click here

Top 5 Bollywood films for July 27

1. Khatta Meetha

2. Tere Bin Laden

3. Lamhaa

4. Udaan

5. I Hate LUV Storys

Source: Bollywood Hungama