Tuesday, July 1, 2014


In the fast paced world, and considering that the mindset of the current generation is more ‘on-the-go’ sorts, emotions stir up to them only when there emotionally high value songs, that successfully trigger the deepest of emotions within them, the the parents not going to be with them always..the sudden realization that staying with parents through out one’s life never works.

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In the recent times, one soul-touching song that even bagged a lot of awards is the song ‘kangal neeye kaatrum neeye’ from the movie Muppozhuthum un karpanaigal. The song’s lyrics and the sober tune used carries a lot of depth for the song making it a hit amongst the listeners.

Another beautiful number is ‘Aararo Paada Ingu’ from the movie Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer. The point to be noted in this song is that it traces back to a flash back setting where the parents reminiscence about the kids growing up.

‘Oru deivam thanda poove’ is a beautiful song from the movie Kannathil muttham ital which features the mother and daughter in the video (Simran and Keerthana). Yet again it is the lyrics and the wonderful score by Rahman that makes each one of us feel connected to our parents in one way or the other while listening to it.

A movie that released keeping in mind the current generation was Abhiyum Naanum. Although the daughter gets married against her dad’s wishes, the story portrays the love a dad has for the daughter. The song ‘Vaa vaa en devathaiye’ is a beautiful song, where we genuinely realize the power of love every parent showers for their kids.

Although mentalluy challenged in the movie ‘Deiva Thirumagal’ , the love for the lead character for his child is impeccable! The song ‘Aaariro Aarariro’ is yet again a powerful song that brings out the love a parent has for the child.

‘Real Life’ Couples Flop In ‘Reel Life’!

Director Nikhil Advani, who made Shah Ruk Khan starrer KAL HO NAA HO is in dilemma after Kareena Kapoor declined to work in his upcoming film opposite hubby Saif Kapoor. 

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A Bollywood trade analyst welcoming Kareena’s verdict said, “Kareena Kapoor has taken a wise decision to decline acting opposite her husband Saif Ali Khan because history is packed with umpteen examples where real life couples have always flopped to charm movie buffs on screen.” He added, “After considering the consequences of KURBAAN and AGENT VINOD at the box office, Kareena is right to decline acting opposite Saif.” 

True indeed. A look down memory lane reveals that even the hottest pair of the 70’s Dharmendar and Hema Malini that worked in as many as 29 films as lead actors and gave several hits like SEETA AUR GEETA, JUGNU, SHOLAY, DOST, PRATIGGYA etc. was a failure when the duo married. Besides Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar and her wife Saira Banu too could not give any hit after their marriage. The duo did three films after marriage GOPI, BAIRAAG and DUNIYA, all three were major disasters at box office. 

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What’s more even Kajol and Ajay Devgn Kajol who gave hits like PYAAR TOH HONA HI THA', ISHQ etc before marriage were rejected as hero and heroine after marriage. Similarly Bollywood couples like Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

How Mehul Kumar Created Casting Coup With Raaj Kumar And Nana Patekar!

If Ramesh Sippy created a casting coup by casting two titians of Indian cinema Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan in the movie SHAKTI, likewise eminent filmmaker Mehul Kumar created ripples in the industry after he announced the casting of Indian cinema’s two most eccentric actors - Raaj Kumar and Nana Patekar in his movie TIRANGAA. 

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Recalling the making of the movie Mehul Kumar in an interview has said, “When I announced the casting of Raaj Kumar and Nana Patekar, the media went berserk and I was written off. A national media wrote Mehul Kumar has dug his own grave by casting the two hot headed actors!” He informed, “Another Hindi daily wrote, “Pata nahin yeh tiranga lehrayega bhi ki nahin…” (I doubt if this Tiranga will ever fly! In addition even the industry seniors were against my choice but I was undeterred.” 

He adds, “When I had signed Raaj Kumar sahab for my movie MARTE DAM TAK (1987) I was terrified similarly by the industry people but when I approached Raaj Kumar sahab with the script he was very kind to me and nodded without any fuss, though I had no big hits under my belt in Bollywood. Thus working with Raaj Kumar sahab was not a problem for me.” 

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He continues, “As regards Nana Patekar, when I narrated the script to him and informed him that I had signed Raaj Kumar opposite him, he was overwhelmed. His only worry was there should not be any interference in the script, before I could assure Nana Patekar, Raaj Kumar guaranteed him that there would no interference. 

Readers would be surprised to know that Mehul Kumar completed TIRANGAA in six months time. 

July 1 marks the birth anniversary of the great filmmaker Mehul Kumar, who rocked Indian Cinema with many hit movies, including the super duper hit movie KRANTIVEER. Raaga. Com wishes the filmmaker many happy returns of the day.