Thursday, January 28, 2016

Aamir Khan announces sequel of 3 IDIOTS!

Aamir Khan’s fans and movie buffs who have appreciated Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani directed film 3 IDIOTS (2009) have reasons to cheer as Mr. Perfectionist aka Aamir Khan has announced the sequel of 3 IDIOTS!!! 

Speaking at the promotion of Rajkumar Hirani’s latest production SAALA KHADOOS staring Madhvan in the lead role, Aamir Khan, in the presence of Rajkumar Hirani said, “Raju Hirani has been silently working on the script of 3 IDIOTS and has given me a hint about the sequel. I have been bowled over by the idea. So film buffs keep your figures crossed for another dose of family entertainer 3 IDIOTS- 2!”


On being quizzed about the details about the sequel of 3 IDIOTS, Aamir Khan said, “Right now I am engaged in the shooting of DANGAL in which I play an aged wrestler weighing 98 kg, who encourages his daughter to make a career in wrestling, a sports regarded as the male sport.”

He added, “I have completed shooting for the aged father and now I am shedding weight to come back into my original shape as in the first half of the movie I play a young wrestler. I will have to lose 25 kilos to play the younger version of my character. I have already started working out on that. After DANGAL is complete I may focus my attention Hirani’s 3 IDIOTS!”


Confirming the news Rajkumar Hirani said, “Few months’ back I came up with an idea for the sequel of 3 IDIOTS. I discussed it with my co-writer Abhijat Joshi, who jumped over it and we began developing the plot. Later when we discussed the plot with Aamir Khan, he was really excited.”

“Though till now we are in the initial stages of writing I cannot reveal much about the sequel, but I can promise that film buffs can anticipate a sequel to 3 IDIOTS!” he quipped. 

Truly, if there is any sequel of any movie that is most awaited by film buffs is that of Aamir Khan’s film 3 IDIOTS! One hope the filmmakers come up with the sequel soon!!!

“40 years have passed since KABHIE KABHIE was released and still my fans insist me to the recite the same poem!” Amitabh Bachchan

Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain

Ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaon main guzarne pati

to shadab ho bhi sakti thi…..

More than the title track Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain …sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, I think it is the above mentioned poignant poem narrated so touching by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan that has become a hot favorite among the audience. Frequently Mr. Bachchan is seen fulfilling the demand of his fans to recite the poem and he does oblige with the same panache.


Recently Mr. Bachchan got nostalgic recollecting the completion of 40 years of his mega hit film KABHIE KABHIE that was released on January 27, 1976. Overwhelmed by the movie’s excellent poetry and bewitching locales of Kashmir he tweeted, "It is strange that 40 years have passed since KABHIE KABHIE was released and still my fans insist me to the recite the same poem..!! Strength of cinema!”

What further mesmerized Bachchan was that when he was shooting for KABHIE KABHIE, simultaneously, he was also shooting for DEEWAAR and both the films were being directed by movie mogul Yash Chopra. 

It may be remembered that both the films KABHIE KABHIE and DEEWAAR were of two separate genres. While KABHIE KABHIE was a tender and poignant love story, DEEWAAR was an action thriller depicting the angry young image of Amitabh Bachchan, yet in both the films Amitabh Bachchan and Yash Chopra excelled at their best! 

Himself amazed at both the films being made simultaneously Bachchan tweeted, “We started shooting for KABHIE KABHIE when we were half way shooting for DEEWAAR. Nobody could imagine the makers and the artists involved in both the projects, could be so diverse in such short a time but he did it.” 

Truly magnificent! That’s the reason Mr. Bachchan Indian Cinema can never get another Amitabh Bachchan, neither a film wizard as competent as Yash Chopra!

When music legend O.P.Nayyar had tiff with singer Mohd Rafi

Yoon to humne laakh haseen dekhen hain, Tumsa Nahi Dekha… 

This song justifies to define ‘King of Rhythm’ O.P.Nayyar because certainly he was a music composer with a difference and truly the world of Indian music has not seen a music director like O.P.Nayar because he was the only one music director who dared to compose songs without the service of either Lata Mangeshkar or Mohd Rafi! 

Yet such was his mastery in composing melodious songs that within a short span he shot to stardom like a phoenix in the Hindi Film Industry giving a run for money to successful music directors like Naushad, Shanker Jaikishen, S.D. Burman etc.


While the other music directors banked on the Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, O.P.Nayyar, never ever took the service of Lata Mangeshkar instead he gave hits after hits with Asha Bhosle, Lata’s younger sister. Thus making a point that good music is not depended on the any particular voice. 

Unlike Lata Mangeshkar, O.P.Nayyar shared a very good rapport with Mohd Rafi and even admitted that his music was nothing without the voice of Rafi. The duo have a chain of hits and a look at O.P.Nayyar’s career reveal that Mohd Rafi’s voice has been a saving grace of O.P’s music. 

Just take a look at some of the hit songs Taarif Karoon Kya Uski ….. Dil ki aawaz bhi sun mere fasaane pe na ja ….Aapke haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai….

However readers would be surprised to know that in the early 60’s there was a short tiff between O.P.Nayyar and Mohd Rafi too! 

“If I can give hits without Lata Mangeshkar, I can also give hit songs without Mohd Rafi!” roared the stubborn O.P.Nayar and believe it or not O.P. lived up to his words and replacing Rafi with Mahendra Kapoor he proved his point! 

Remember the hits songs of O.P.Nayyar and Mahendra Kapoor…. Mera pyar wo hai ke markar bhi tumko….; Tumhara chahnewala khuda ki duniya mein....; . Laakhon hain yahaan dilwaale….; Badal jaaye agar maali…..

On the death anniversary of O.P.Nayar that falls on January 28; Raaga.Com remembers the legend!!!

Is astrologer’s predication of 2016 for Rajinikanth True? Will KABALI break the jinx?

With Thalaivar Rajinikanth being bestowed with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award, second highest civilian award in the country, it seems the astrologer’s predication for the actor in 2016 is perfect. 

If readers could recollect Raaga.com, IndiaGlitz had carried a story - What the future holds for film stars in 2016, in our New Year issue dated January 2, 2016. In the story we had mentioned that according to astrologers the year 2016 is going to be a great year for Rajinikanth. What’s amazing is that the astrologers had even mentioned that Rajinikanth would also fetch an important award! 

The award part of the prediction, initially looked uncertainty because none of Rajinikanth’s movie had done great business to boost him of an award but with the ‘unexpected’ Padma Vibhushan Award the prediction now looks ideal.


According to the astrologers Rajinkanth who has been going through a lean phase in his career due to his past failures KOCHADAIIYAAN and LINGAA; the year 2016 is set to change the wind as the influence of sub period of Jupiter and exalted Mars which is Yogakaraka in his Chart, is bound shower success for Rajinikanth at the box office. 

Once again the predications look authentic because according to KABALI producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu the film is already a success as it has been sold in USA for a gigantic record price! 

Briefing media about the USA distribution rights of KABALI, Thanu said, “KABALI has been sold in the USA territory for a record Rs 8.5 Cr. Till date no South Indian film star has been able to achieve this landmark.”

Taking a dig at the IT department, Kalaipuli S. Thanu said, “I know my revelation will alert the Income Tax officials but I just want to prove that Rajinikanth is a Superstar even today and not only in India but at the overseas box-office. Even today the new generation audiences go gaga over his style and mannerism.” 

One hopes the year 2016 continues to shower success on Rajinikanth and KABALI break the jinx when it releases in the Tamil New Year on April 2016!!