Tujko Hai Salaam Zindgi
Taare Zameen Par
Return of Hanuman
Chillar Party is a very interesting assortment of kids
whose nick names are Shaolin, Silencer, Panauti and Encyclopedia in a housing society in Mumbai. This group of children
takes on a local leader Bhide who is on a mission to build a ‘bhay-mukta
Mumbai’ (fearless Mumbai) by chasing all stray dogs out of the boundaries of the city. On his target happens to be Bhidu, the favourite
pet of the Chillar Party, and a harmless stray animal. So there is a
Bhide versus Bhidu in the film and who emerges victorious is anyone’s guess.
Chillar Party is actually a children’s film, with quite a few lessons
in moral science strewn here and there. There are lessons of kindness,
care, loyalty, co-existence and the like; in fact, the entire sequence
which acts as the climax of the battle between the politician and the
kids is fought with moral science books. If not for adults, for
kids, Chillar Party may work as an enjoyable and educating film.
'Slumdog Millionaire' bags two more US film industry awards
WASHINGTON: january 26, 2008: Danny Boyle's acclaimed film "Slumdog Millionaire" has
taken home two more major US film industry awards over the weekend, winning the Slumdog Millionaire actors hold their awards at
the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Irfaan Khan, British Indian
Actor Dev Patel, and newcomer Freida Pinto received the overall cast prize for the
Mumbai- set rags-to-riches saga at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night from Anthony Hopkins.
Slumdog Millionaire is
the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole
nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20
million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show
breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a
street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story
of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures
together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost.
Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the
game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly
impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new
day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and
sixty million viewers are about to find out. At the heart of its storytelling
lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life
and love. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Mirchi Movies' Hari Puttar - A Comedy of Terrors a
children's film is an awe- inspiring story of a kid. The children’s film cleared for
release by the Delhi High Court on Monday after a legal tangle with Warner Bros over its title sounding too much like Harry Potter, is all set to be premiered this evening in an atmosphere of masti!
Hari Prasad Dhoonda (Zain Khan) or Hari Puttar, as he is fondly called, is a bright 10 year old who has recently moved from India to
the U.K. with his parents (Sarika and Zakir Khan). His father, Prof. Dhoonda is assigned to work on a secret project with the Defense
Forces at a remote location in the U.K. He has access to confidential information that is stored on a chip and safely kept at his house.
Within days of their arrival in London, Hari's aunt (Lilette
Dubey) and uncle DK (Jackie Shroff) visit the Dhoonda residence with their own as well DK's boss' children.
Now, the house filled with the effervescence of ten kids.
One day DK arranges a vacation for the entire family. A night before they take off, Hari's mother sends him off to the attic bedroom as a
punishment for a minor mistake. In the next morning, the whole family leaves in a tearing hurry, forgetting that they have left
Hari and his little cousin Tuk Tuk (Swini Khara) locked in the bedroom.
When Hari and Tuk Tuk discover that they have the large house to
themselves, they begin to enjoy the sudden freedom. Meantime, an infamous don, Kali Mirchi, assigns two bumbling burglars
(Saurabh Shukla & Vijay Raaz) to steal the secret formula chip from Hari's house. Hari accidentally discovers the mission of
the burglars and is determined to save the secret formula from being exposed.
The so called naïve Hari Puttar embarks on a journey of great adventure and suddenly discovers the self-confidence, creativity and
gumption that he did not know he possessed…With his innovative plans , determined wit, and with able support from Tuk Tuk, Hari Puttar manages to not only save the secret chip but also captures the
Hari's mother in the meanwhile, desperate to get back to Hari goes through her own adventure to reach back home… And when she does, she
finds that she had left behind a son …and had come back to a little hero.
Tujko Hai Salaam Zindgi
Tujhko Hai Salaam Zindagi is
a daily television serial that airs on Sony TV, starting from December 10, 2007. It
tells the story of Manya, an effervescent, energetic, and fun-filled girl. It focuses on the life of the protagonist Manya, who has grown up with
simple dreams, and with a biggest passion - dance. The story takes a twist when Manya's biggest passion –
dancing, clashes with the dreams of her grandfather, whose greatest loss was of
his son who was a police inspector. Manya realizes her grandfather’s dreams and
leaves aside all her desires and firmly decides on becoming a successful police inspector. She makes a choice and faces all odds of the consequences of her
To fulfill the dreams of her grandfather, Manya comes to the academy and is a
complete underdog there. Her journey of gaining acceptance in the academy and
ultimately going on to win the highest honour at the academy - the sword of
honour and Manya finally becomes a cop, but her challenges are far from
This episode of Salaam Zindagi talks about a problem in the
society, a problem which is now taken the shape of tumor as it is hushed up in the dark corners. It is hidden even though it is
prevalent because there is a shame, a stigma attached to it. The victims are those who do not even understand what is
happening to them.
Taare Zameen Par
Aamir Khan's directorial debut `Taare Zameen Par'
(TZP) swept the 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards with the film bagging the honours for its director, lead actor, story writer and lyricist.
'Taare Zameen Par' a
children's film has earned excellent reviews worldwide, while garnering excellent collections in the overseas territories.
The film's moving and poignant portrayal of how a childhood of carefree abundance is trampled by the
dictates of a system putting premium of perfectionists and perfectionism has got it
standing ovations from the audiences and great reviews from International critics.
Synopsis: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no
one else seems to appreciate; colours, fish, dogs and kites are just not
important in the world of adults, who are much more interested in things like
homework, marks and neatness. And Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in class.
When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off
to a boarding school to "be disciplined'. Things are no different at his new
school, and Ishaan has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his
family. One day a new art teacher bursts onto the scene, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who
infects the students with joy and optimism. He breaks all the rules of "how
things are done' by asking them to think, dream and imagine, and all the
children respond with enthusiasm, all except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that
Ishaan is very unhappy, and he sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself.
Return of Hanuman
Return of Hanuman blends the modern with the mythological to impart the golden lesson of good prevails over evil.
The film's target audience are children and the film is based on the environmental issues. The story of the film tells, how Rahu and Ketu
came into existence followed by why man himself is the biggest evil or the impact of pollution
leading to global crisis. The Rahu-Ketu portion is vividly and impressively
picturised. But the narrative not once touches upon what led to the decline of man and
environment for it to cause such mass scale destruction.