Friday, February 27, 2015

Movie Review: Canvas, Rang Jindagi Na

Yesterday Ahmedabad saw the preview of Gujarati film, Canvas – Rang Jindagi Na. The buzz for it had kept us engrossed enough to catch it on its premier night.

Canvas, Rang Jindagi Na is a movie that vouches for its name. Just as a portrait is covered with many colors, the lives of characters are painted with life colors. From college students to the daily struggle of lives, the film has captured it all.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sneak Peek of Canvas, a Gujarati Film

Canvas, a Gujarati film speaks about artists and their lives. The film recently released its trailer, which is promising.

That Filmy Girl team was following it & its pages since many days. Being in Ahmedabad, the film’s grand music launch had left us speechless. This film has definitely set up standards for Gujarati Cinema.

The lovely and soul lifting music with meaningful lyrics is what we need these days. Even if we compare it with some latest Bollywood’s songs, we are sure you would pick up Canvas. The song speaks for the film.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Haider Movie Review – From the eyes of a Literature

The fact that Haider is based on Hamlet made me curious to watch it, as soon as it is released. So, what was next? I booked my tickets and sat out for Haider show. While watching the movie, my mind was judging the similarities, dissimilarities between the movie and the Shakespeare’s play. I was constantly comparing the story and the plot and trying to judge which one was better.

What I had thought to be a re-telling of Hamlet, turned out to be a different story in itself. Yes, Haider is an ‘Adaptation’ of Hamlet and not a copy of Hamlet. And for this originality and awesome story, Vishal Bhardwaj secures all 100 points from me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Prasoon Joshi turns 47

Prasoon Joshi is a well-known writer, poet, lyricist, screenwriter, and advertiser of India. He rose to fame with his brilliant ad campaigns like ‘ThandaMatlab Coca –Cola’, ‘Saffola, Happydent commercials and Cadbury; to name few. He is well known as an advertising guru who turned towards Big Parda with the film, ‘Lajja.’

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SANAM’s Review of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha (Acoustic) Version

SANAM band formerly known as SQS Project recently launched their new video ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha’ (Acoustic) version. The song is a cover of the original version, filmed in the Bollywood movie, ‘1942 a love story.’

The Acoustic version has been sung besides water and is simple yet alluring. The four guys from SANAM viz Sanam Puri, Samar Puri, Keshav and Venky ft Sanah are dressed in casuals and occupied with what they do best – guitar, drum etc. The song’s lyrics have been kept as they were and still you will feel that this is a different song.

You can call his song a magical experience, created by these four charming guys and you have to agree they know there job well. The striking feature that I found worthy was the simplicity of the video. Without much ado about anything, the song comes as a fresh visual and vocal artistic representation. The background location does not shift all through the song, and that is what provides us a raw and real feeling.

Listen it once and you can never forget the mesmerizing effect, it leaves on you. And, of course looking and listening to four cute guys is really a treat for the eyes. If you have not listened to their Ek Ladki Ko Dekha (Acoustic) version yet, here is the link to it:

A little more about SANAM

The lead vocalist of the SANAM group, Sanam Puri has made his debut in Bollywood with song ‘Dhat Teri Ki’ in the film, ‘Gori Tere Pyar Mein.’ The next song that added to his acclaim was ‘Ishq Bulavaa’ in the film, ‘Hasee toh Phasee.’

The group is also renowned for its song, ‘Main hoon’, which become the title track for the film, ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2.’ Other than these, SANAM has sung many other songs and acoustic versions. They have also been part of many other projects, events, shows, and live performances.

Listen to them and be a judge yourself!

5 similarities between Akshay Kumar and Adam Sandler

Today, 9th September is the birthday of two famous celebrities; apna desi boy Akshay Kumar and Adam Sandler, the videshi munda.

These two versatile and talented actors have a lot more in common other than their birthdays. They both are well known for their acting whether it is on silver screen or television. These two hotties know how to make girls swoon over them. Today, we bring you top 5 similarities between Akshay and Adam –

      1.  Just a year gap

If their birthdays are on same date and their names starting with ‘A’ does not surprise you enough then note that they both have just one-year gap between them. Adam was born in the year 1966 whereas Akshay was born in the year 1967.

       2.  They both are brilliant comedians

Adam and Akshay have performed different roles and have been hugely successful in every arena. However, they both are best remembered for their comedy roles. Adam for his roles in the films such as Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy etc. While, Akshay for his roles in the films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Houseful etc.

       3. They did television too

Adam started his career by appearing in television shows like ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘Remote Control.’ Whereas Akshay Kumar made his entrée to television through shows such as ‘Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi’, ‘Dare 2 Dance’ etc.

      4.  They both have their own production company
       Adam started his production company named as, ‘Happy Madison Productions’ and Akshay formed his company with the name ‘Hari Om Entertainment.’ These both production companies have produced well known films and television series under their banner.


     5. They look alike

Well, have a closer look, you will find some starling similarities between them. They both have oval shaped faces that can be deceptive and cute at the same time.

Monday, September 8, 2014

15 best songs by Asha Bhosle for every woman to hum and rejoice

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle turns 82 today. If you love Bollywood, it is hard to miss her voice. From Cabaret songs to play back singing to Bhajans to Ghazals - you name it; Asha ji has done it all.

Her singing career has flourished in six decades and she has even recorded many private albums and participated in solo concerts. Her voice is magical and it can transform you into a mystical world. There is certainly something in her voice, which makes it powerful and mesmerizing even today.

On her birthday, That Filmy Girl picks up 15 top songs by Asha Bhosle to which every woman can hum too.

            1.         Yeh hai reshmi Zulfon ka Andhera

“Ye Hai Reshamii, Zulfon Kaa Andheraa Na Ghabaraaiye
JahaanTak Mahak Hai Mere Kesuon Kii, Chale Aaiye
Suniye To Zaraa, Jo Haqikat Hai Kahate Hain Ham
Khulate Rukate, In Rangiin Labon Kii Qasam
Jal Uthenge Diye Juganuon Kii Tarah
Ye Tabassum To Faramaaiye,
Ye Hai Reshami ...”

Asha Bhosle is the only singer who can make this sensuous and seductive song look classy and sexy in a subtle way. No wonder, she is the queen of Bollywood.

           2.       Aao Huzuur Tumko Sitaro

“Aao Huzuur Tumako
Aao Huzuur Tumako, Sitaaron Men Le Chaluun
Dil Jhuum Jaae Aisii, Bahaaron Men Le Chaluun
Chaahat Ke Ujale-Ujale Nazaaron Men Le Chaluun
Dil Jhuum Jaae Aisii, Bahaaron Men Le Chaluun”

A love lore beautifully explained by Asha ji. Undoubtedly, she is the only singer who can rock a simple song so beautifully, that it makes coherence even in today’s time.

             3.       O Mere Sona Re

“O mere sona re sona re sona re, de dungi jan juda mat hona re
 Maine tujhe jara der me jana, huwa kusur khafa mat hona re”

If your lover or spouse gets upset with you – treat him to this melodious song sung by Ashaji.

          4.       PiyaTu Ab TohAaja

“Piyaa tu ab to aa jaa
Sholaa saa man dahake aake bujhaa jaa
Tan ki jvaalaa thandi ho jaaye
Aise gale lagaa jaa”

Love is passion, love is divine – a concept, which Asha ji presents in this song. A passionate song indeed, it is definitely the one, you can sing while being apart from your lover.

         5.       Mera kuch Saamaan

“Meraa Kuchh Saamaan Tumhaare Paas Padaa Hain
Saawan Ke Kuchh Bhige Bhige Din Rakhe Hain Aaur, Mere Ye kKhat Mein Lipati Raat Padi Hain, Wo Raat Buzaa Do, Meraa Wo Saamaan Lautaa Do
Patazad Hain Kuchh, Hain Naa”

Asha ji did not stop herself from just playback singing or peep numbers. She is also credited with singing such Ghazals that have deep meaning in it.

          6.       Mujhey Rang De

“Mujhe Rang De Rang De
Mujhe Rang De
Ha Rang De Ha Rang De
Ha Apni Preet Vich Rang De
Main Banke Savera Jaag Uthi
Main Jaag Uthi
Main Banke Savera Jaag Uthi
Main Jaag Uthi Jee Jaag Uthi
Main Banke Morni Naach Uthi
Main Naach Uthi
Channa Naach Uthi”

True to a girl’s heart – this song reveals the many colors of a girl’s heart. The right amount of jazz, liveliness and emotions have been weaved by none other than Asha ji.

         7.       Zara Sa Jhoom Lun Main

“Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main
Arre Na Re Na Re Na
Zara Sa Ghoom Loon Main
Arre Na Re Na Re Na
Aa Tujhe Choom Loon Main
Arre Na Re Na Baba Na
Main Chali
Banke Hawa
Rabba Mere
Mainu Bacha”

Asha Bhosle had the talent that can be used in many ways. This song is nothing but a piece of her talent. It is yet another girly song, which I am sure every girl must have danced to.

         8.       Aao Na Gale Lag Jao Na

“Aao na gale laga lo na
Lagi buzaa do na
o jaan e jaan
tum ne jo agan lagaayi hai
to chhooke dekho na kahaan kahaan
dekho seene men kaisi hulchul machi hai
o saajna”

Make your better half dance to your tunes and jazz up the romance with this song. Sung in a sweet voice, the impact comes across as a pretty strong one.

         9.       Mud MudKe Nah Dekh

“Mud MudKe Na Dekh, Mud MudKe /-2
Zindagaani Ke Safar Men Tu Akela Hi Nahin Hai,
Ham Bhi Tere Hamasafar Hain”

Want to dance in a party? Do not worry, play this song, and have a gala time. I am saying that Asha’s talent has a lot of spectrum.

         10.     Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le gaya

“Ek pardesi mera dil le gaya
Jaate jaate meetha meetha gham de gaya
Kaun pardesi tera dil le gaya
Moti moti aakhiyon me aansoo de gaya

A duet song but if you want to tease or have some fun with your love, then this is your song.

          11.       Aage bhi jaane na tu

“Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu, Peechhe Bhi Jaane Na Tu
Jo Bhi Hai, Bas Yahi Ek Pal Hai
Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu
Anjaane Saayo Ka Raaho Mein Dera Hai
Andekhi Baaho Ne Ham Sabko Ghera Hai
Ye Pal Ujaala Hai Baaqi Andhera Hai
Ye Pal Gawaana Na Ye Pal Hi Tera Hai
Jeene Waale Soch Le Yahi Waqt Hai Kar Le Puri Aarzoo”

An intense song with some meaning in it – Asha ji proved her potential once again with this song. It is simple yet foretells some of the greatest meanings of life. I am sure, every girl can relate with it.

           12.     Zara haule haule chalo mere sajana

“Zara haule haule chalo more sajana
 Hum bhi peche hai tumhare
Kaisi bhigi bhigi rut hai suhaani
Kaise pyare nazare
 Zara haule haule chalo more sajna”

Well, iska kya kehna? Whenever, you have a fight with your hubby, you can use this song as your weapon.

         13.     Raat Akeli Hai

“Raat Akeli Hai, Bujh Gae Diye
Aake Mere Paas, Kaano Me Mere
Jo Bhi Chaahe Kahiye, Jo Bhi Chaahe Kahiye, Raat ...
Tum Aaj Mere Liye Ruk Jaao, Rut Bhi Hai Furasat Bhi Hai
Tumhein Na Ho Na Sahii, Mujhe Tumase Muhabbat Hai
Mohabbat Ki Ijaazat Hai, To Chup Kyuun Rahiye
Jo Bhi Chaahe Kahiye”

A night can be beautiful time to be with your partner. Sung beautifully and conveyed beautifully too, here is a song, which only Asha ji can sing.

         14.     Paan Khaye Saiyan Hamar

“Paan khaaye saiyaan hamaaro
Saanvali suratiyaa hoth laal-laal
Haay-haay malamal kaa kurataa
Malamal ke kurate pe chhit laal-laal
Paan khaaye saiyaan hamaaro”

Learn to describe your spouse in style. Asha ji teaches you many ways to do so.

          15.     Dum Maro Dum

“Dam Maaro Dam, Mit Jaae Gam, Bolo Subah Shaam
Hare Krishhnaa Hare Raam
Duniyaa Ne Ham Ko Diyaa Kyaa
Duniyaa Se Ham Ne Liyaa Kyaa
Ham Sab Ki Paravaah Karen Kyuun, Sab Ne Hamaaraa Kiyaa Kyaa”

Asha ji taught us many songs – be it soft romantic songs, passionate songs, ghazals or duet, she rocked every niche in singing. What I think Asha ji wanted to convey was, live your life, as you want and not how others want

Here’s wishing Asha Bhosle a very Happy 82nd Birthday!