Ferrari Ki Sawari



A little boy thinks of nothing but cricket.

His father, Rusy, thinks of nothing but his little boy.

To fulfill his son’s dream of playing at Lord’s cricket ground, the honest and upright Rusy takes a reckless step.

He borrows a gleaming red Ferrari. Just for one hour. The only trouble– he doesn’t inform the car’s legendary owner.

A wild, breathless, bumpy ride begins.

A naive Rusy must dodge bullets and bouncers for one unforgettable night, and play the role of a perfect father. Can he do it?

Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a fun-filled story of small guys and their big dreams… and how these dreams turn into a mad comedy of errors.

Fasten your seatbelts. The joyride awaits…

(from Wikipedia)


Don’t expect Batman 3…  but Boman Irani is always a joy to watch and we got Sharman Joshi as a brandnew BW protagonist. He was saying about this movie that it is a heartwarming tale. I am not exactly sure which age group is going to see it.  from the look of it, consider me 14.

Shirish Kunder can’t let it go…

Shirish Kunder gets on my case. It seems as if since slap-gate he’s harboring even deeper resentments. He is like one of these little vicious dogs who get hold of a passerby’s pants and don’t want to let go anymore…:-)

Shirish Kunder wants to get beaten up by Shahrukh Khan again?
Friday, May 4, 2012, 12:08 [IST]
Shirish wants to get beaten up by SRK again?

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It seems like Shirish Kunder has completely forgotten that he got beaten up by Shahrukh Khan for posting nasty comments on Twitter about Shahrukh’s movie Ra.One. Now, he has once again tweeted something that could provoke Shahrukh Khan to slap him one more time.

We Guess Shirish Kunder is not too happy with the Farah-Shahrukh Khan friendship. The editor turned director Shirish’s latest tweet is almost a dig at Shahrukh Khan.

Shirish recent post on Twitter reads, “A Kingmaker is always stronger than the King (sic).”

Even a child knows that Shahrukh Khan is known as the ‘King of Bollywood’ and it looks like Shirish is referring to himself when he says ‘Kingmaker.’

Not so long ago, Shirish Kunder had clarified on Twitter about his patch up with Shahrukh Khan, “Shah Rukh and I just met, had a heart to heart chat and have resolved all misunderstandings. All animosity is now sorted for good (sic).”

Wonder what went wrong this time?

Shirish…, Shahrukh Khan does not need to prove anything to anybody. He is a self made man and is the undisputed king of Bollywood. But you still need to prove yourself because till now your only claim to fame is your wife Farah Khan.

So, next time instead of your words let your work do the talking!
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Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani, Vidya and Kolkata


If you have a tendency to bite your nails, this movie will leave  irreparable damage.  This is the first Indian thriller that really got under my skin.  Well, Johnny Gaddar was until now the one movie I would recommend to my American action-loving friends in order  to convince them that Bollywood isn’t all mush and romance, the bias most often attached to its genre. Sujoy Ghosh blessed me with another option.  From now on Kahaani will top my list. There are other decent thrillers but often they fall short in one or two other categories.

Apart from Vidya’s fantastic “Bidya” rendition, the whole cast was memorable here. They couldn’t have picked better characters for this movie. Kudos to the casting department. Incidentally, this is one  area Bollywood needs to pay more attention to: supporting cast. it’s what makes the difference between good and great. Its importance is too often overlooked.

Not so in Kahaani.  The clumsily scary hitman, the chief of police, the ambiguously good cop ( Parambrata Chatterjee), the foulmouthed Intelligence officer ( Nawazuddin Siddiqui ), the seedy hotel manager, all these characters came to life, embedded and hustling around in the gloriously colorful and bubbly city of Kolkata, grandeur of old, and microcosmic “galiya” (those narrow alleys. I hope i got it right)

Kolkata… ahhhhh! this is the reason why I love Indian movies taking place in India, chases through the narrow heavily populated streets,the food vendors engulfed in steamy hot oils, you can almost smell the spices, taste the delicious street food handed over to you in paper napkins. heavily spiced chais served in glasses, three quarter full…. It brings India to your front door. You want to jump out of your seat and go buy a ticket to Kolkata. At least that’s what I wanted to do..

The story of Kahaani is just as layered as its buzzing streets. A seven month pregnant woman in search of her husband who has gone missing mysteriously. At least that’s what you THINK you are watching… You can feel Vidya Balan’s heartbeat, a slight coat of sweat, her anguish mixed with resolve. Vidya Balan is again true to herself.  Oblivious to cameras surrounding her, instructions probably yelled out to her, she can tune all of that out – at her fingertips.  You know you are watching a movie, but you forget you are watching a movie…. you are watching her, you become her.  This is Vidya Balan’s genius.



After watching The Dirty Picture we could have been worried that she will be type-cast as the new Indian vixen, the new, authentically Indian sex symbol. But she beat us to it.

This is a roller coaster ride of a movie you shouldn’t miss!!

“Bumboo” by Jagdish Rajpurohit, based on the French movie L’emmerdeur


Should be interesting.  Sounds like a great premise.  Haven’t seen the original.  I wonder if this movie will wash up at US shores…  I hope it will.


Francis Veber’s story to get Indian adaptation

Writer-director Francis Veber, one of the most celebrated names in French cinema, is looking forward to the Bollywood adaptation of his famous story ” L’emmerdeur”.

“Veber’s scripts have been turned into movies in France and Hollywood but it is for the first time that his story is being officially adapted in India by producer-director Jagdish Rajpurohit in his upcoming film ” Bumboo”.

“L’emmerdeur”, a story about the unlikely friendship between a hitman and a suicidal man, was first adapted by Hollywood legend and Veber’s idol Billy Wilder.

The 74-year-old, however, feels that Indian version is far better than what Wilder, who made classics like “Sunset Boulevard”, “Seven Year Itch” and “Sabrina”, tried to achieve in “Buddy Buddy”, his career’s last film.

“It was a bad movie. It makes me sad because Billy Wilder is a legend and my hero but he made a mistake in his casting. He cast two guys he used to work with and it did not work. What I like about the Indian version is that they have cast right people. The killer here looks like a tough guy so I am looking forward to see how it fares with Indian audience,” Veber told PTI over phone from Paris.

The director, whose ” Dinner Game” inspired ” Bheja Fry”, says he was surprised to be approached for the rights by Rajpurohit.

“Most of the time my stories get adapted without my knowledge and I don’t get any money. But it is changing now. The Indian director of “Bumboo” was in touch with me. I was delighted to have someone who was very clear in his approach.”

Veber’s stories come from the cultural absurdities of the French people but they have been successfully adapted across the world. The secret, he says, is in having a high concept.”

John Abraham inspired by the film he produced: Vicky Donor


Smashing Farhan aka John Abraham ( I like Farhan almost better) is keeping busy these days. Not only is he working on his trilogy of sequels,  Housefull 2, Dostana 2 and Race 2,  plus I, Me Aur Main, in addition he has turned first-time producer  with his film Vicky Donor.

Truth be told, I don’t understand a word from this trailer, but making a movie about a sperm donor sounds like a fun idea.  I only wish  Johnny-Boy were  in it himself!  But for those of us who wish he’d in the movie there is a flickering light of hope. He wants to walk the talk and become a sperm donor : – ) so, girls, let’s stand in line for a donation…hehe

I forgot there is more news: after scaring poor John witless at the thought of having to spend 15 days in jail for a reckless (bike) driving incident yeeeeaaars ago, well, now he won’t have to. The victims slash witnesses can’t even remember anymore what exactly happened.

if you combine the two John Abraham newsy stories: 

you might be able (in your dreams haha) to obtain John’s sperm,  but it will  come with a speed-limit and waving:  Caution -Collision..



John Abraham donating his sperms!

“Actor John Abraham, who is all set for his first production on sperm donation, explains the importance of the issue. John, who believes in sperm donation, also wants to donate his own sperms for social cause.John has picked up a bold concept of infertility and sperm donation for his movie Vicky Donor. Explaining the importance of sperm donation to a leading daily, the actor said that there are so many childless couples all over, hence men should lend their helping hands and give such couples a new life. He also expressed his will to donate his sperms.John has always been actively involved in social causes. Adding up a bit more to his social works, his new concept of sperm donation would definitely inspire the young Indian men to go his way. But, this concept might face strong opposition from many conservative parts of our country as well.The film will see a new debutant actor VJ Ayushman Khurrana, who will play the role of a sperm donor. He will be seen opposite to Television actress Yami Gautam.”




MORAL OF THE STORY:  be as much of  A DAREDEVIL  as you like  ON SCREEN,  but DON’T TRY IT AT HOME.


Hmmm… if I remember well from my last visit to India, half of the population of motorized age should be fined for reckless driving… ok, three quarter.








Party like a Punjabi

I came across this old clip from Britain’s Got Talent,  featuring Signature and got such a kick out of it.


and I realize it’s not just our punjabi superstar Akki….who is always so celebratory and jolts you off your seat :-)

punjabi in da house, let’s get the party rolling…


… the original Singh is King


here are a couple of punjabi songs:

Mauja Hi mauja from Jab We Met



Nagada Nagada from Jab We Met



u gotta luv this: -)  Maa Da Laadla



here is a list of  families and actors and directors of Punjabi descent from wikipedia, and you got to ask yourself, who is left in Bollywood who hasn’t punjabi roots?



“The Kapoors – 1”. See Kapoor family for details. Prominent members were / are

The Kapoors – 2

The Kapoors – 3

The Malhotras

The Sahnis

The Anands

The Chopras

The Deols

The Dutts

The Tullis

The Puris

The Khannas – 1

The Khannas – 2

The Roshans

The Bedis

The Sahneys

The Kapurs

The Devgans

The Oberois

The Paintals

The Bachchans

The Aroras

[edit] Individual artists

Celina Miss India Universe 2001, Actress

[edit] Singers

(Vipen Malhotra) Karaoke Singer

[edit] Directors

[edit] Crossover directors and actors (Hollywood)

Cloudy with No Chance of Chicken on the set of “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana”

If you are getting hungry and lust after a good chicken recipe, you’ll have to wait until May 11th, because that’s when Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana with Kunal Kapoor and the stunning Huma Qureshi opens.  (and it better comes to the US… or you’ll hear me howl all the way to Mumbai)



the making of a movie about a secret chicken recipe:



….with a glimpse of heartthrob Kunal Kapoor (dunno what he says there, but it seems to strike a chord.  it’s something about sabzi. I think he says if there is no chicken help yourself to the vegetables…)



Dude, where’s the chicken for the crew?



Honestly, I was looking for a trailer and I’ll update it as soon as I see one. meanwhile I thought the making of a movie about a chicken recipe with a no show of chicken on the set is pretty funny in itself.  But let’s talk about the producer of this movie.

This is a new adventure for the versatile writer/director/producer Anurag Kashyap, who we owe some of the most interesting and intriguing Indian movies of our time, like Udaan, DevD, Satya,  No Smoking,  Water, Mixed Doubles , Honeymoon Travels, Black Friday  (and this is just a selection of my favorites…) He will direct, produce, or just write most memorable dialogues. He is one of Bollywood’s powerhouses.  Comedy is a relatively new field for him, even though there is a lot of humor in Mixed Doubles and even the dark and surreal No Smoking.  If you look at his filmography you wonder if this man ever gets to sleep….





this is also the year for first-time directors… here comes a new one,  Sameer Sharma,  who wrote the beautiful screenplay for Swades:


Sameer Sharma, on the right, and  IMDb link:





here is a little something if you want to read up on Anurag Kashyap’s venture into  the culinary: