Thursday, August 28, 2008
An excerpt from the latest interview
, it's a very nice interview not made for promotion of a video. Worth the time reading!Amongst all the comedy flicks you have worked in until now, who has been your favourite co-star?
I have enjoyed working with all the stars whether he is Kader Khan, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Satish Shah, Chunky Pandey, Shakti Kapoor or even Karishma Kapoor. Whoever works with me always gives their 100 percent. Even my recent pairing with Salman Khan was appreciated by the viewers.Whom would you name your three all time favourite stars?
Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra. Dilip Kumar is such an institute of acting that anyone who copies him can become a superstar. Dhramendra is my favourite hero and I have got a lot of respect for Amitabh Bachchan. Even today he is very active as an actor. It wouldn’t be wrong to call him the gem of India.It’s been said that the people who do comedy are very happy in life. What do you have to say about the same?
It’s very true. But some times you come across some kind of people who joke about your happiness and then you have to show him some of your punches. It’s good to be nice and happy but only till someone else doesn’t use your nature in a wrong way.
Labels: deepika padukone, dharmendra, dilip kumar, govinda, interview
Saturday, August 23, 2008
In today's TOI there's a new interview with Govinda titled "Govinda Aala Re". Here's an excerpt of what they write:Looks like you’re back with a vengeance...
Yes, along with Money Hai Toh Honey Hai , I completed Chal Chala Chal and Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai . I have also finished Loot. And I’ll complete David Dhawan’s last schedule in October. So, by the time I start to shoot for Mani Ratnam, I’ll have finished five films this year. From November, I’ll be more relaxed and doing only one or two films. I’m looking at doing good films, working with good filmmakers. That will curb rumours about me that start floating during the making of a film.Rumours?
When I’m not in India... People feel Govinda is not here to deny, so let’s try and tarnish his image. At a political event, whenever I go there are between 50,000 to one lakh people. I stopped attending rallies because handling such a large crowd was difficult. Now people fear I’m going to come with more fame. These five films that are lined for release are all big banners and there will easily be publicity of at least 17 crore. They are worried that if I keep getting positive publicity, I will contest again. They are scared!
Labels: banda yeh bindaas hai, chal chala chal, govinda, interview, money hai toh honey hai, Politics
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here are two new pictures of Sunita and Govinda at the Comedy Awards and Rehana Ghai's birthday.
Labels: comedy awards, govinda, pictures, sunita
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The upcoming animation movie Ab Dilli Door Nahin is part of an eight movies deal
with People Tree Films:People Tree Films will also be rolling out its first animation film called Ab Dilli Door Nahi, which will be directed by Nikhil Advani. The movie will have voice overs by Govinda, Akshaye Khanna, Boman Irani and Urmila Matondkar. The animation of the movie will be carried out by Pune based studio Crayon Pictures. "The movie is about a group of animals who raise their voice against increasing human enchroachment on their space and march up to Delhi to complain to the government officials in the Parliament. The herd comprises a monkey (Govinda), bear (Akshaye Khanna), parrot (Boman Irani) and a mother Panther (Urmila Matondkar). A panther cub is also a part of the group but we haven't yet decided on the voice for the same," says Talreja.
Labels: ab dilli door nahin, akshaye khanna, boman irani, govinda, nikhil advani, urmila matondkar
Sunday, August 17, 2008
reports about problems at the sets of Showman - or whatever the name may be. And we've already reached the problem with this: it's the name as well as script changes which come all of a sudden.It seems the actor is unhappy with the project as he was completely unaware of last minute script changes. And not just that. Apparently, the actor was not informed about the title of the film. Govinda has been told that the film is called Showman.However, the film's cast and crew inform of differing titles like King Con and Con Flick. Govinda is agitated about the situation. “Yeh sab nahin chalega. Why do these title hassles happen to me only? I have been through this title-change recently (Money Hai To Honey Hai). As far as I know the film is called Showman. And as far as I am concerned there's no other title for the film,” he declared.
Labels: govinda, showman, tigmanshu dhulia
Friday, August 15, 2008
The stars you see acting on screen rarely sing in the songs, too. When you think about the beautiful voices in the songs it's mainly names like Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan or Shreya Goshal doing the good job. Nevertheless, there are some exceptions, for example Amitabh Bachchan has sung many of his filmi songs in the last three decades. Sanjay Dutt, Shahrukh Khan and Govinda can be heard as well.
In some of these songs Govinda really sings, sometimes it's just a little bit of talking inbetween the real vocals or some mere rap parts.
Here's a (hopefully) complete list of Govinda's playback parts up to now. It's said that Tandon makes him sing for Loot
again after a long time.2003 Sandwich – Bahut Chalu (Govinda, Sonu Nigam, Hema Sardesai)2003 Raja Bhaiyan - Sunday Manao (Govinda)2002 Waah! Tera Kya Kehna – I Want Money (Govinda)1999 Pop-Album with Kamini Khanna1999
Haseena Maan Jayegi – I Love You Bol Daal (Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosle)1996
Apne Dam Par - Aarah Hiley (Govinda)1994 Dulaara – Aarey Ek Hai Anaar (Meri Paant Bhi Sexy) (Govinda)1993 Aankhen – Bade Kaam Ka Bander (Govinda, Chunkey Pandey, Kumar Sanu, Mhd. Aziz, Aroon Bakshi)1992
Shola Aur Shabnam – Gori Gori Baanki (Govinda)1991 Karz Chukana Hai – Tere Haathon Ne Chhua (Govinda, Amit Kumar, Sapna)
Labels: govinda, haseena maan jayegi, playback, raja bhaiyan, shola aur shabnam
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Year of Production: 1991
Direction: Kishore Vyas
Cast: Govinda, Bhanu Priya, Gulshan Grover, Juhi Chawla, Anand Balraj, Shobha Pradhan, Ram Mohan, Dinesh Hingoo
Synopsis: Sita lives a middle-class lifestyle with her retired and widowed schoolmaster dad, Ramdas. One day she is molested by Prakash and slaps him. A few days later, wealthy Ghanshyamdas, a former pupil of Ramdas, approaches him to ask for Sita's hand in marriage for his son. The marriage takes place, Sita re-locates to Prakash's house and family, consisting of Prakash's mom, Shanti; his married sister, Shobha, whose husband is Police Inspector Sudhir; a cousin brother, Amar; and Shanti's brother, Rakesh, who had also attempted to molest Sita. Shanti and Shobha had wanted Prakash to get married to wealthy & gorgeous Sonia, are quite peeved with Sita, they abuse her both physically and verbally, while Prakash makes it clear that he only married her to get even for getting slapped. Things get worse after Ghanshyamdas passes away, and the rest of the family, save for Amar, attempt to burn Sita.
Review: The story of Bhabhi comes with a lot of changes but it needs time to come to the point. The first 40 minutes were more or less without much function, then – for quite some time – it gets much better. But the second half is pure non-sense. If they wrote David Dhawan’s name on the cover I wouldn’t have noticed that he’s not responsible for Bhabhi. And it’s no Govinda movie but rather a Gulshan Grover movie! He’s everywhere you look and this Rakesh guy is no nice person at all. The rest of the time is occupied by Bhanu Priya as Sita – the bhabhi in question. She’s very convicing, I have to admit this. To get some screen time for Govinda the director invented the character of Asha, Amar’s love interest. But only a few scenes and most of the videos are dedicated to Juhi and Govinda.
The soundtrack is a very classical one, the songs are good and the picturizations strange. Chandi Ki Cycle seemed legendary and I really enjoyed this song. Juhi and Govinda are a sweet couple but just part of the requisites in this movie. In my opinion neither of them is a real main character. They just exist to have something for the songs which are the highlights of this movie.
As I’ve already mentioned the second half is no good and the end likewise is not at all convincing but more a scene to get everybody into one frame. I had this “What the hell are they doing there?” feeling. The scenes between Juhi and Govinda are worth watching but the rest is a rather bad movie.
Rating: 4/10 points
Labels: 1991, bhanu priya, govinda, gulshan grover, juhi chawla, kishore vyas, pictures, review