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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcoming New Year Dharma Style!


If there’s one thing that Dharma films are known for in Bollywood, it is the musical brilliance we bring into every film. Can you imagine a Dharma film without song and dance? We certainly can’t. The essence of Dharma movies transpires through the film’s music and dance sequences and flows right from the characters in the film to the audience watching.

The year 2014 has brought us many awesome rocking dance party numbers. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what 2014 had in store for us on the dance floor. Remember Hasee Toh Phasee’s ‘Drama Queen’ starring the vivacious Parineeti Chopra and the dashing Sidharth Malhotra as they have the time of their life? A song was so lively, it made the audience want to jump off their seats and join in the celebration.

The sizzling chemistry between Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in 2 States simply flows out of the screen and the audience gets to be a part of their celebration of love!

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’s ‘Saturday Saturday’ featuring Varun Dhawan & Alia Bhatt is a Party song to end all other Party Songs! After a tiring week who wouldn’t want to bring on the Saturday madness with Humpty and Kavya in one of the craziest Party anthems of this year?

Ungli’s Dance Basanti, featuring Shraddha Kapoor as Basanti alongside the very charming Emraan Hashmi will make you want to put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti moves right in the theatre itself!

Here’s how we party at Dharma as we end the year on an all time high with some of the grooviest dance numbers of 2014! How will you be partying this New Years eve? Make your New Year’s party as rocking as ours by adding some of these party anthems to your celebration’s playlist and have a very happy New Year filled with lots of love, happiness and prosperity!

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#DialogueFlashback

Since we are doing a flashback, how about looking at some of the memorable dialogues of 2014 that stayed with us long after the films we saw. Classic lines from Dharma films which we will never forget and which will go down in our memory as some of the best scenes.
                                                   

Here’s a recap: Remember that scene in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania where Kavya tells Humpty “Main Paida hi hot hui thi” when he looks at her. That’s a classic Alia Bhatt moment. Kavya steals the scene from Humpty with her class act response and sparkles the scene with her quick wit.

And if that was not enough, here’s what Kavya says later, “Shaadi karungi to Kareena wale designer lehenge mein hi, warna dulhe ko tata bye bye kardo” – which is a direct reference to Kareena’s sassy style and how Kavya’s character is influenced by her role model. This laugh out loud moment in the film highlights Kavya’s attitude and spunk.
                                           

Another of our favourite dialogues this year was in 2 States. "Punjabi mother-in-law se khatarnak kuch bhi nahi hota iss duniya mein!" Krish warns Ananya about his fiery mother who Ananya has no clue about, and is about to meet. This funny moment totally makes it to one of the best scenes of the year.
In 2 States, the lovers Krish and Ananya discuss the ‘pyar ka bomb’ that needs to be exploded in their respective families before the match is made. This becomes the highpoint of their discussion in a dialogue that stays with us. The ‘pyar ka bomb’ is a killer phrase to use. Like drop the love on any unsuspecting person you like!

The too funny scenes between Humpty and Kavya in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania are worth watching again. Their little quibbles/tiffs about dating rules and social media etiquette will make you want to rewind all those scenes. Why not start now! Happy Flashbacking!


Monday, December 29, 2014

#SongFlashback


The year is coming to an end. But that’s when the party begins, isn't it? Time to put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor! This year was a bumper year for Dharma songs as many dance numbers from Dharma films were chartbusters and kept the party going all year round. There were other memorable songs too. So let’s #SongFlashback Dharma style!

Who can forget the biggest party anthem of the year? Saturday from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The song that caught on like a rage with party-holics and was a big hit at all the discotheques. Not only that, its catchy beat, and the repeat ‘Saturday’ hook has become a mantra for most young people. Saturday, sung by Indeep Bakshi, Badshah, Akriti Kakkar, music composed by Sharib-Toshi and pictured on the gorgeous Alia Bhatt and the super-cool Humpty – Varun Dhawan.
                                                     
The other immensely popular song from HSKD is Samjhawan. The song sung by Alia Bhatt evoked the journey of love, pain, and longing and beautifully summed up all the emotions in a soulful rendition. Samjhawan is the perfect antidote for love and yet, it tells us that the remedy to love, is to love more!
                                                 
                                                       

Earlier in the year, 2 States had some soulful songs too. The melodious Chaandaniya shows how lovers can be separated by distance and are still inseparable in love. The feeling is best summed in these lines, ‘Tere bina.. O mahiya…Din dariya, rain jazeere lagde ne’. Written by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and sung by Mohan Kanan, Yashita Sharma, music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Chaandaniya is one of the most loved tracks of the year. 
                                       
Speaking of soulful tracks, Zehnaseeb from Hasee Toh Phasee is also a great song. It is a  emotional love track composed by the talented duo- Vishal-Shekhar, and evocatively written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Shekhar Ravjiani and Chinmayi Sripaada sung the song with a lilt that stays with you forever. The opening lines of the song are enough to make anyway forget their woes and fall in love. ‘Zehnaseeb, Zehanaseeb…Tujhe chaahun betahasha zehnaseeb…Mere kareeb, mere habeeb…Tujhe chaahun betahasha zehnaseeb…”
                                         

The year ends with a catchy number from Ungli. ‘Unchi wali heel pehen ke…’ dancing comes ‘Basanti’ Shraddha Kapoor in the Emran Hashmi starrer. The Dance Basanti song is sung by Vishal Dadlani & Anushka Manchanda and composed by Sachin-Jigar and you can see from the video that the mood of the song is party-manic and when the lyrics goes ‘Basanti visphotak bas ek smile hai…Tu sar se paaon tak poori missile hai…’ who can stop?

So then what are you waiting for? Start the party with #SongFlashback! Tell the DJ to play your fave number!

Friday, December 26, 2014

#Flashback2014 - Ungli


Ungli, which released in November 2014, was one of those rare films that set itself apart from the rest. The film focuses on the rampant corruption in society and how a team of four friends join forces to form a team of vigilantes out for revenge. They are later accompanied by Nikhil (Emraan Hashmi), an ex-police officer who got suspended because off his irresponsible behavior during duty.

Director Rensil D’silva has in a very unique way brought forth a social message through the quirkiness of this film. The film’s underlying motto simply focuses on fighting corruption and going against the system to achieve justice. It is an intelligently written, tightly constructed film which is fun, witty and relevant, all at the same time. As the film was written by the same writer of Rang De Basanti, it shares a similar spark of brilliance. Rensil has done a phenomenal job of keeping the story moving at a steady pace with a fantastic climax towards the end. His work on this film is nothing short of a genius!

The camaraderie between its actors is palpable as Emraan Hashmi and Sanjay Dutt dished out a truly power packed performance. And not to mention the Ungli gang’s witty dialoguebaazi. Ungli might not offer a solution to our day to day problems but does an outstanding job at tapping the right chords and sentiments and translating it on screen and met out a hard befitting answer to the culprits. And lastly, the best thing about Ungli is it doesn't get preachy; it asks you to rise up for your rights without hammering your head to it.

Being the fourth and final release of the year from Dharma Productions, Ungli was an important film as it took on the social evils in society. The ungli team, with their dialoguebaazi, went out of their way to put an end to corruption.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

#Flashback2014 - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania


‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ is akin to some nostalgic films we relished in 1980s and 1990s. The time-tested template of boy meets girl, love blossoms, boy/girl's authoritarian parent act as a roadblock, worked very well as the theme of the film. However, Shashank Khaitan took it one step further by making sure to prettify it with dollops of entertainment, light-hearted drama, heartfelt emotions and of course, harmonious songs that linger in your memory for days to come. Most importantly, the chemistry between its lead pair -- Varun and Alia -- is simply the icing on the cake.

‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ is an exemplary Bollywood rom-com and ticks all the boxes that make a love story work. At the same time, Shashank Khaitan makes sure his screenwriting incorporates several amusing and captivating scenes that steer clear of clichĂ©d formulas which we are used to witnessing in films of this genre. Shashank also manages to keep clear of full-scale melodrama, loud and familiar masala and earsplitting background score, which usually seep in naturally, given this film’s genre. He manages to keep things subtle, but at the same time lively enough to make sure the film wins you over.

The sequences between Varun and Ashutosh Rana are the high point of the film. Who can forget the scene at the railway station? Simply incredible! Of course, let’s not forget the ones between Varun and Alia who are the soul of the entire film, and the chemistry between them makes it all the more interesting.
As a storyteller, Shashank knows his fundamentals and he gives the protagonists a strong, consistent screenplay to base their acting skills on. Additionally, the film is filled with several solemn episodes, besides plastering the sequences with witty one-liners. When it comes down to the music of the film, the soundtrack compliments it delightfully. 'Saturday' has caught on big time, while 'Samjhawan' is hugely popular too. 

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, was the third dhamakedar film released by Dharma Productions this year. This film was a huge success owing to Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt playing the lead roles; and what a sensational job they did! They will undoubtedly win you over with their honest, unbridled performances. This film is an excellent tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and a film that the youngsters of this generation can completely relate to.



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#Flashback2014 - 2 States


North Indians and South Indians have always been poles apart. Especially since the two communities are geographically located far apart from each other. In Abhishek Verma’s ‘2 States’, we see one such instance of North meets South when the Malhotras meet the Swaminathans.

The film portrays a young couple from two completely different cultural backgrounds falling in love and all the quirky situations that take place between the two families. ‘2 States’ has a very strong on-screen presence owing to the simple narrative style coupled with the fact that the film was an adaptation of well renowned author Chetan Bhagat's best-selling work. The film is a magical north indian-south indian love story you wish would never end. It creates a world where characters don’t shout to be heard. They just belong to a world where being proper, politically or otherwise, is not always a pre-condition.

In India, one doesn't simply marry the boy/girl; you marry their entire family. 2 States documents Ananya Swaminathan and Krish Malhotra's trials as they try their best to convince their families of their love towards each other. Unfortunately their effort of bringing their families together threatens to tear them apart.

‘2 States’ has more than its fair share of Madrasi-Punjabi jokes. Throughout the beginning of the film, Krish uses his Punjabi-ness as an excuse for everything. Sample this, "Punjabi hoon. Khoon garam hota hai humara." The song-and-dance sequence at Krish's cousin's wedding undermines the seriousness of the culture clash but provides a good enough opportunity for 2 States to take a strong, unapologetic and rather hilarious stand on dowry -- something that North Indians have normalised a little too much.

Alia Bhatt comes off as a complete surprise. She leaves behind her earlier films, and gets into a whole different character; she is easy, fresh and natural. Alia really grows into her character and makes you believe that she's a career-oriented IIM-A grad. She has simply done a phenomenal job of acting in this film.

All in all, there's nothing in this world that should hold you back from watching 2 States. If you're as desi as the next person, you’ll definitely want to run home after watching this film and give your parents a big hug.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

#Flashback 2014



2014 has been quite a big year for Dharma Productions as it has seen the premiere of four amazing films i.e. Hasee to Phasee, 2 states, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Ungli. These films were big hits at the box-office. People who watched Hasee to Phasee had fallen head over heels in love with the protagonists; Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra. The film touched the hearts of many people as they could easily relate to the whole opposites attract scenario. This romantic comedy mirrors the quirks in human nature subtly, and provides humor in everyday situations; in the family and amongst friends. If you're looking to rediscover the magic of goofy love, give this movie a shot.

The second epic Dharma film of 2014, 2 States, was another great hit amongst the audience. The film portrays two people from two completely different cultural backgrounds falling in love and all the quirks in between. What makes 2 states work was the simple narrative coupled with the fact that the film was an adaptation of well renowned author Chetan Bhagat's best-selling work. The film is a magical north Indian-south Indian love story you wish would never end. It creates a world where characters don’t shout to be heard. They just belong to a world where being proper, politically or otherwise, is not always a pre-condition.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which released in July 2014, was the third dhamakedar Dharma film of this year. This film was a great success as Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt played the lead roles and did a sensational job at that. They win you over with their honest, unbridled performances. It was an excellent spin off on Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and the youngsters of this generation could totally relate to this film.

Finally, the fourth and final release of the year, Ungli was an important film as it took on the social evils in society. The ungli team, with their dialoguebaazi, went out of their way to put an end to corruption. All in all, 2014 was an amazing year for Karan Johar and the whole of Dharma productions. Karan Johar is most excited as he is already working on ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and a bevy of interesting forthcoming projects that Dharma has recently announced for a 2015 release. Here’s wishing that 2015 will bring all the love and success that 2014 has brought us.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Passion never fails



“Kisi aur se pyar karne se pehle, khud se pyar karna seekho... Long term mein yahi kaam aayega” This quote from ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ holds deep meaning and there’s a lot we can learn from this. Only by loving ourselves and fulfilling our own passions can we be ready to share our happiness with others. Following your dreams and doing something you are truly passionate about can only lead you to a bright future.

A great example of following your dreams and living out your passion is Bunny in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. He strongly believed in doing a job that he was passionate about rather than settling for a monotonous office job. His dream was to wander and travel the world, and he did just that when he set off to become a videographer for a travel show. The best part about Bunny was that throughout the film we see how he is deeply in touch with his inner self. He knows what he wants and always follows his heart to achieve what’s best for him.
                                          

In ‘Wake Up Sid’, we see Aisha Banerjee an aspiring writer determined to live her dreams. She follows her passion, comes to the city and lands a job with Bombay Beat, a hip magazine. Also, she makes Sid realize his passion for photography and helps him become a photography intern for the magazine she works for. After he gets hired as full-time staff and receives his first pay check, he proudly meets his father and the two reconcile. By listening to Aisha’s advice and working in a field that he is passionate about, Sid transforms from a childish boy with no ambitions in life, into a respectable and independent man.
                                         

And finally, one of the finest examples of how passion never fails can be seen in ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’. Kareena Kapoor Khan plays the role of ‘Dia Sharma’, a social worker who strives hard to having her dream of building an orphanage realised. Come hail or shine, Dia is adamant to stay true to her passion of helping people and does whatever it takes to fight for the people’s rights. She even sacrifices her love when she feels Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan) isn’t supportive of her towards her cause.

In a country where our parents often have their own ideology of our future career, it can be difficult to do something we are passionate about. But the truth be told, we can only truly be content if we follow our dreams and take up a career we are passionate about. After all, passion never fails.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Competition Of Life


School competitions are one of the most important phases in a child’s life, may it be a simple running race or a football match or even a treasure hunt. Everyone always wants to go for the gold, nobody will ever settle for second best. Sometimes people feel that no one will remember the person who came in second. Like in the film ‘Student Of The Year’, when Abhi and Rohan become each other’s arch nemesis just because they want to prove that one is above the other by winning the Student of the Year trophy. After all, like Ashok Nanda tells his son Rohan, “Teachers sirf rules sikhate hai ... lekin winners, winners rules banate hai.”

Many schools also have student elections every year, wherein one student is chosen by the students or the school faculty to become the Head Girl/Boy of the school. One can see a lot of competitiveness in these elections; this is because students want to wield that power as they feel they can install their rule on all the students. But this is not the way it should be; a student that has won the election should always be righteous and fair in his/her decisions. In a film like Gippi, Gippi (Riya Vij) overweight and awkward and doesn't know how to handle the physical, emotional and social changes adolescence brings. In school she is a backbencher and is constantly bullied by the popular queen-bee Shamira.

Despite all this chaos she manages to pick herself up from nothing and fight Shamira in the elections, which she eventually goes on to win. The lesson that we can learn from this is no matter how ugly or beautiful you look, one has to learn to love yourself for exactly who you are. This film also teaches us never to give up on ourselves no matter how bad the situation is. As the saying goes, “Try try till you succeed.” At the end of all this even an underdog will emerge victorious.

Do you remember those days when you ran your first race in school and you thought you were going to win, but things just did not go your way? But at the end of it all you realised how much fun you had participating in the competition and want to relive those memories again, then watch ‘Student Of The Year’ & ‘Gippi’ and reminisce your childhood memories.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

10 reasons why you can never get bored of watching YJHD



‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ is a film that focuses on some of the finer things in life, i.e. adventure, friendship and love. Who can watch a film with so much adventure and fun just once? So if you’re sitting around on a couch wondering which movie to watch again, we present you with 10 reasons why ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ should be your go-to film of choice!

1. Here’s a movie everyone can relate to. It covers everything from adventure to romance, to friendships and is full of fresh youthfulness.

2. The songs are so catchy you’ll be singing them for weeks after you watch the film. There is a sing for every mood.Could you really choose between Badtameez Dil or Balam Pichkari?

3. It is one of those films that inspire us to get off our seat and go on an adventure of our own! Didn’t you want to pack up and head for Manali the first time you watched the film?

4. Romance Never Dies: Never have romance and romantic movies faded from Bollywood. ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ has those moments in abundance.

5. Pritam’s Badtameez Music: An album that has a song that can fit into any playlist. ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ is truly a celebration of life.

6. Who could forget, Ayan Mukherjee’s ‘Wake up Sid’? ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ can be seen as an extended version with Ranbir Kapoor doing an encore of his class act.

7. Star Studded cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin. Now who wouldn’t want to watch a film starring 4 of the most dhamakedar actors in Bollywood?

8. The characters will make you laugh like crazy and at the same time make you cry like a baby!

9. Madhuri Dixit's item song with Ranbir Kapoor is something you wouldn’t want to miss, why go to Delhi via Agra when you can watch the film and jhoomon to ‘Ghagra’?

10. The reel life comeback of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. Sizzling chemistry guaranteed!



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

10 things we can learn from Kal Ho Naa Ho



Kal Ho Naa Ho’ is a timeless film that brings back warm memories of love and family life to one’s heart.

Here are 10 awesome things we can all learn from ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’

1) “Haso, Jiyo, Muskurao... kya pata kal ho na ho” – How you should live life to the fullest
Like Naina’s neighbour Aman tells her, life is full of surprises and no one knows what tomorrow holds. We should always live life to the fullest and cherish every moment and make the most of it.

2) Your best friend at the end of the day is the one who becomes your life partner
Naina and Rohit were not just best friends; they were more like soul mates. They knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They knew what made each other happy and what was troubling them. Although they were total opposites they got along with each better than anyone else. Like they say, “Opposites always attract.”

3) Your mother can also be your best friend
Jenny is not portrayed as any ordinary mother but more like someone’s best friend. Whenever Naina is tied down with any problem in her life, Jenny would always make sure that she is there for her daughter to comfort her in that moment of grief and also give her valuable advice.

4) Neighbors are like your extended family/Guardian Angels
When Aman notices the family praying, he decides to make their problems his own. He becomes more like the family’s guardian angel sent to answer their prayers.

5) Bros for Life
Even though Aman and Rohit haven’t known each other for a very long time they still become the best of friends. They always take life one step at a time and they know how to enjoy all the finest things in life to the fullest.

6) Best friends are forever
Naina and Sweetu go through various ups and downs in their lives, but they are always there for each other

7) To sacrifice your love is one of the hardest things in the world
If you truly love someone, you need to be ready to let them go for the sake of their happiness. We see how Aman decides to sacrifice being with Naina on account of his terminal condition. He realises she would be happier with a partner like Rohit that could be there for her throughout her life.

8) Problems don't end by hiding them
Naina being a little pessimistic and cynical person never believed in sharing her problems with anyone. But it is better to sometimes share your problems with friends and family; they may be able to offer you a solution or at least console you.

9) The burden of the world does not lie on your shoulders
Naina always felt that she had to carry the burdens of the entire family on her shoulder alone just because she was the eldest sibling in the family. We should all learn to lighten up and stop falling prey to this notion.

10) Mistakes are a part of life and a learning experience
We don't commit mistakes knowingly. But we must learn to deal with their consequences. We need to learn from our mistakes and move on.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Big announcement- Karan Johar's next!


Great news for all the diehard Dharma fans! Karan Johar has just announced his next big film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. The film stars the very charismatic Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , bollywood’s heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and the angelic Anushka Sharma.

Karan Johar’s idea for the film’s screenplay came to him when he was in New York. The idea for ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ came to him as he was speaking to his friend Apoorva Mehta over the phone. Karan usually does not make notes because he has an excellent memory, but he decided to put it down anyways since he didn’t wish to lose out on such a great storyline.

Karan Johar is extremely excited to have Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on board for this film. He has always wanted to work with Aishwarya but it has always been a hit-and-miss scenario with her. Now that he finally gets to work with the enchanting Aishwarya, he is overjoyed. Karan says that this will possibly be her most unusual and contemporary character and that he can’t wait to work with her.

The theme of the movie is love, and Karan is a guru when it comes to directing films on love. He says he decided to choose Ranbir and Anushka after he noticed an undeniable chemistry between them. It is too early to say much about the film, but Karan assures us that it is not a conventional love story or a love triangle. It is a film deeply focused on heartbreaks, relationships and how love completes you.

‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will have a good amount of music and Karan has chosen well renowned music director Pritam Chakraborty to compose the music for the film. The film will be shot across parts of New York, Paris, London and some parts of Delhi. Karan has locked the film’s release date - 3rd of June, 2016.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ungli - Official Mash Up Out!


The latest mash up from ‘Ungli’ featuring Dance Basanti, Paakezah and Ungli Pe Nachalein is here!

Watch Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Shraddha Kapoor rock the dance floor with their scintillating moves. Dj Kiran Kamath has done a sensational job on making this one of a kind mash up possible. 

Tease your senses with this intense dance video and don’t forget to catch the theatrical movie premier on Friday, the 28th of November. Enjoy the sizzling mash up and keep grooving with us!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Exclusive Dance Basanti Remix



What is the best way to take a break and unwind? Dance like there’s no tomorrow! 

Emraan and Shraddha dance their hearts out in this new remixed version of Dance Basanti! Watch Shraddha sizzle up the dance floor accompanied by the very charming Emraan Hashmi. This hit song with the addictive beats , is definitely the new party anthem . Checkout this freshly mixed version on YouTube now!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Unglibaazi - Bad Rikhshawalas



Rickshaw drivers can be quite annoying with their constant refusal to take you short distances. A rude Rickshaw driver makes the mistake of refusing to take Nikhil to Andheri, with the excuse that he only goes long distances.

Watch how Emraan Hashmi sends this Rickshaw driver for a very long trip!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Unglibaazi - Blind Man's License



Would any sensible road traffic officer give a blind man a driving license?

Well obviously the corrupt RTO officials don’t seem to care as long as they get their chai-pani. The Ungli gang, however, formulate an ingenious plot to catch a corrupt RTO official red handed and then give him a taste of his own medicine!

Watch this latest dialogue promo of the Ungli gang in action doing what they do best with their one of a kind dialoguebaazi!



Friday, November 14, 2014

Celebrating 6 years of Dostana



Friendships are among the most complex but meaningful relationships in our lives. These unique bonds often run deeper than family ties, and sometimes last longer than our relationships with spouses or lovers. A great example of complex yet meaningful friendship can be seen in ‘Dostana’.

In ‘Dostana’, we see a very “close” friendship between Sameer Kapoor (Abhishek Bachchan) and Kunal Chopra. They first meet each other while looking to rent an apartment in Miami. The owner refuses to sublet it to them because her niece, Neha Melwani (Priyanka Chopra), stays in the same apartment and she does not want men living there with her. So to win over the owners trust, the boys pretend to be a couple in a long-term relationship. Their comrade from there blossoms and they also become good friends with Neha.

The movie has some very intense scenes, which will make you want to spill your guts out laughing. Kunal and Sameer pull off quite a few quirky scenes but at no point is their masculinity compromised by their intense relationship.

Kunal and Sameer find themselves falling for Neha but decide to play a fair game for her love. However, the mischievous Kunal tricks Sameer into spending the night with Neha's aunt and her friends while he takes Neha out on a date. Many of us can relate to the friendship shared between Sameer and Kunal and all their funny antics. Don’t we all have that one friend who we do crazy things with? Like the scene where Kunal and Sameer kiss on stage? Well maybe not that crazy, but we all had our fair share of similar experiences. It’s funny what people do in the name of friendship but that’s what makes a friendship even more special!

On its 6th year anniversary we would love to take a trip down memory lane and remember all those funny-quirky moments shared between the Sameer, Kunal & Neha. Join us in the celebration and watch the movie again for a barrel of laughs and giggles. Tell us your favorite moments from the film in the comments below.

Ungli - Dialoguebaazi Part 2




'Mujhe sudharte sudharte , sudharne waale bigad gaye'

Meet 'Nikhil' , the ultimate 'Bad Boy' of the Ungli gang .
His wit and style is a favorite with the ladies, and he is confidently adamant about his attitude.

Watch the video to meet the good and the bad side of Nikhil

Ungli Gang ki Dialoguebaazi



One thing the Ungli gang is known for is their dialoguebaazi .
Not only do they teach the corrupt people of the system a lesson, but they do it in style.

In the first dialogue promo of 'Ungli' watch the gang fight all odds to do what is right and not get intimidated by the consequences.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'Ungli pe Nachalein' - Song Out Now!





The wait is finally over! 

The much awaited song from Ungli starring the very charismatic Emraan Hashmi is finally out! 

While the alluring teaser left us wanting for more, watch him rock the dance floor accompanied by some sizzling ladies in this fabulous dance video. 

The music for this peppy dance sequence was composed and produced by famed Music director & Composer Aslam Keyi. The lyrics for this ravishing song are written by none other than Rakesh Kumar. It was also mixed and mastered by the guru of mixing, Eric Pillai at Future Sound of Bombay and recorded at Concentra-Silverdrops Studio and Purple Haze Studio by Gaurav Gupta. 

So without further ado, we present the sexy dance number, Ungli Pe Nachalein...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ungli Pe Nachalein - Teaser Out Now!




He is known to woo many with his charming personality. 
Get a sneak peek at Emraan Hashmi doing what he does best and 
charming the ladies in this very peppy number from ‘Ungli’

Don’t miss the full song tomorrow @ 5:30 pm.



Ungli - Style Basanti





She is elegant, she is ravishing and she's the new age 'Basanti'
We have seen her groove flawlessly in the party anthem 'Dance Basanti' 
and have more than loved it.

"She looks like a young girl in the crowd, yet she is different"
Watch Manish Malhotra spill the secrets behind Shraddha Kapoor’s 
glamorous look in ‘Dance Basanti’.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Making of 'Dance Basanti'






We have watched and loved the new age ‘Basanti’ in the peppy dance number ‘Dance Basanti’ from Ungli.

While the sizzling duo Emraan Hashmi and Shraddha Kapoor have rocked the dance floor on screen, watch this exclusive behind the scenes video to see them sweating it out to the choreography of Bosco Caesar.




Thursday, November 6, 2014

LIGHTS. CAMERA. #UNGLI.



A movie based on the chronicles of the common man, and the struggle to fight against the corrupt system.

Watch this exclusive video to find out what led Director Rensil D'Silva to raise the ‘Ungli’


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Are you an ‘Emotional fool’ in love?



Think of the typical boy next door from Delhi, how his simplicity makes him special, how his love for his friends and near and dear ones is unmatched and unparalleled. Then watch Humpty Sharma in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and marvel at the wonder that is Humpty, as he shows the world the meaning of friendship and love.

The movie is a celebration of love,a film that typifies the value of a triumph of love over all else. Kavya played by Alia Bhatt, has an arranged marriage to an NRI doctor and on her travel to Delhi she comes across Humpty and his gang Shonty and Poplu who help her on her quest to get the wedding dress of her dreams. Humpty and Kavya fall in love through the series of misadventures that follows and slowly build a relationship that will be tested by her father’s insistence on her getting married to Angad, the NRI doctor.

You’ve probably had or been a part of these Humpty chronicles haven’t you. We've all got that friend who’d put himself on the line every time so that our lives are a little easier. We've seen a real life story where love has won against all the odds.

We all love happy endings and there is no happier ending than watching Humpty and Kavya unite and celebrate their love after facing so many hurdles on the way. Do you have a special story that ended well? Have you celebrated your love like Humpty and Kavya do in the film? Share your stories with us in the comments!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

'Pakeezah' out now!



Here is a brand new song from the upcoming movie ‘Ungli’

‘Pakeezah’ is a soothing and refreshingly sweet romantic number between Maya and Nikhil.

Watch their cute chemistry in this song that defines love






Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Shah Rukh Khan




Shah Rukh Khan, one of the most popular and celebrated stars in Bollywood, turned 49 on November 2nd. A large number of his ardent fans turned up outside Mannat (his residence) to wish King Khan. The acclaimed actor made sure he did not let his fans down; he greeted and thanked them for their wishes.

We at Dharma productions had a very interesting and innovative activity on Facebook and Twitter called #SRKTaughtUs. We shared
various inspirational and comic dialogues from all his films throughout his acting career. These activities also gained a lot of publicity via various press releases in the The Hindu and The Indian Express. Dharma presents ‘best moment with Shah Rukh Khan’ spoke about some of the memorable moments we had with SRK. Inspirational dialogues like “Zindagi mein kuch banna ho, Kuch hasil karna ho, Kuch jeetna ho, to hamesha apne dil ki suno, Aur agar dil se bhi koi jawaab na aaye To apni ankhein band karke apne Maa aur Baba ka naam lo.” This dialogue from the film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ is what most of us SRK fans have grown up on listening to it time and time again, and the confidence it has instilled in us.

As a special treat on his brthday, we have created a special playlist with all his famous dialogues and scenes from his films. Go back in time and reminisce about the old memories of how it meant to fall in love with your true love.

Do you remember the young, vibrant and naughty Rahul Khanna (SRK) from the film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’? It was so charming to watch him as he worked his magic on all the girls at college and how he portrayed himself as the Ladies Man! In the film ‘My Name Is Khan’, we see SRK play the role of an autistic person who is branded as terrorist only because of his name. One can actually notice the versatility that this great actor possesses. From doing a role of a crazy happy-go-lucky college boy to that of an autistic person is simply amazing and will keep you wondering, what does this actor have that others don’t.

Join us in celebrating another great year of King Khan and tell us your favourite SRK moments in the comments below.

Friday, October 31, 2014

A twisted story of love & relationships



If you ever thought that you already have that perfect love story that you`ve always dreamed of, think again. Everything in this world is not what it seems to be. Love is not always hunky dory all the time, there are certain times in life when a marriage can have its flaws, but it’s up to you and your partner to sort everything out. Something on a similar basis can be seen in the film ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ which is a twisted story of love & relationships.

Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) lives in the United States of America and is a foot ball player. He is married to Rhea (Preity Zinta), who works and models for a fashion magazine. Dev fractures his leg, becomes handicapped and dependent on Rhea. He stays at home all the time and broods on his ill-luck. This causes a lot of heated arguments between the two and Rhea accuses Dev of being jealous of her success and what a bad example he is setting for their son. Rishi on the other hand is very frustrated as he is unable to express his love towards Maya and also resents the fact that Maya is infertile. Due to this Maya is unable to reciprocate his love because of the lack of feelings towards him, as she believes he is very selfish. This causes a drift in their relationship.

The film focuses on how the two couples have an imperfect relationship, and how they try to avoid the issues by having an extra-marital affair. They believe that taking this step will sort out all their problems. However, this distraction just turns out to be a temporary solution, which makes it even worse as it results in raising doubts in their partners’ minds. They say that no relationship is perfect.

A marriage always has its ups and downs, and true love doesn’t always come your way the way you imagined. It is something that becomes stronger when a couple has a give and take relationship, when they understand each other’s difficulties and work towards a common solution and when they have absolute faith in each other’s lives whether it is at home or outside at work.

Watch the film to find out what happens when Rhea and Rishi find out about their respective partners’ infidelity.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

#DharmaStyleFiles


Dharma movies have been a plethora of various festivals, styles and fashion statements. Every character of their movies has a distinct flair for fashion to flaunt of.

This festive season, we chose to give tips on what’s hot with #DharmaStyleFiles. Take a look at what some of our very own trendsetters chose to wear during this Diwali.

1. Remember how Abhi & Rohan were seen donning sports or casual wear most of the time while competing for the ‘Student of The Year’?But we see them rock the festive look in their own style in the song ‘Radha’. We loved how the nude tone works contrary to Rohan’s personality & the Dark blue works for Abhimanyu.





2. Ananya from ‘2 states’ portrayed the role of a south Indian girl with finesse and that showed in her dressing as well. She was seen dressed in Indo-western clothing, opting majorly for jeans and kurtas teamed with silver jewellery . But we loved the typical Tam-Brahm avatar of hers in this Red and orange saree , where Ananya is decked up in a quintessential half and half sari, the 'kamarband' and 'mangtikka' are just the perfect icing on top of the cake.




3. Then we have Poo flaunting a peach sharara with silver embellishments that make quite a style statement that is still in vogue. While she declares her love publically with ‘bole chudiyan’ , she is definitely dressed to kill.





4. And finally we have Shah Rukh sporting an elegant off-white Sherwani in ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham’. “Lucknow da kurta... pathani salwar... tab lagey mard, warna lagey bekaar".







Tell us which is your favorite #DiwaliStyleFile in the comments below


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An ordinary man’s extraordinary journey





There are only two kinds of people in the world. Good people who do good things and bad people who do bad things. In a world where the definitions of good and bad are changing everyday by those who are in power and those who want to achieve power, most of us tend to go with the flow and believe in values which are most convenient for us.

But there are some people who are gifted (or cursed, depends on your point of view) with the ability to see things as they are, without their interests hindering their perspective. One such soul with such unbiased views is the protagonist in ‘My Name Is Khan’.

The movie depicts the adventures of an ordinary man embarking on an extraordinary journey to seek justice. Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that complicates social interaction. As an adult, Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his disability for suspicious behavior. Following his arrest, he meets Radha, a therapist who helps him deal with his situation and his affliction. Rizwan then begins a journey to meet US President George W. Bush to clear his name.

On his journey, he comes across some extraordinary people and has an adventure of a lifetime. His journey across multiple states in USA to prove his innocence was one of epic proportions. The fact that a man with autism goes against all odds to stand up for justice should be an inspiration to us all. Watch the movie again to relive the extraordinary journey this ordinary man embarks on in this ground breaking film!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Dance Basanti' out now!



The wait is over!

Here is presenting the much awaited first song from the upcoming movie ‘Ungli’.

Shraddha Kapoor burns the dance floor in her glamorous avatar in ‘Dance Basanti’ with Emraan Hashmi. Watch the new age ‘Basanti’ blow your mind off with her thumkas & jhumkas




Friday, October 24, 2014

The Sibling Love


Bhaidooj, traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of Diwali is a mark of love and respect between brother and sister. It is a sign of the unending love that they feel for each other. Typically, the sister prays on the second day of the bright fortnight – ‘Shukla Paksha’ in the month of Kartika for the lives of their brothers to be long, prosperous and happy.

On this festive occasion, brothers are invited by their sisters who prepare a wholesome meal comprising of their favorite dishes. They then perform an ‘Aarti’ for the brother and apply a red ‘Tika’, a sign that their most sincere prayers are for their brother. In return, the brother usually gives his sister gifts and commits to protect her from harm whenever required.

In ‘Agneepath’, the relationship between Vijay Deenanath Chauhan and his sister Shiksha is just as special. Vijay, having seen his father framed and murdered in cold blood decides to turn to a life of crime, slowly building his way into the dark, murky underbelly of organised crime in Mumbai. When things begin to look down for Vijay, and when the life of his sister hangs in the balance because of Rauf Lala and Kancha, Vijay rises to the occasion and goes about on a killing spree, with little fear of repercussion. With support from Commissioner Gaitonde, he begins his journey to rescue Shiksha from harm. What happens in the end though? Is Vijay able to uphold the tradition of Bhaidooj? Does he save Shiksha from harm and exact his revenge on those who persecuted his family? Why don’t you watch the film once again today and go through the emotions just like Vijay Deenanath Chauhan?



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Family comes first


You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege. A perfect example of this is the film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ directed by Karan Johar and produced by his father Yash Johar. The movie was made to evoke nostalgia among those who have left their families to start a life elsewhere.

The film revolves around the affluent Raichand family. A family that faces trials and tribulations, but at the end of the day still have the heart to forgive each other’s mistakes, no matter how grave the problem is. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Yash Raichand who is a prosperous businessman in New Delhi. He is portrayed as fiercely dominating, and controls the lives of his wife and his 2 sons. However amidst his dominating nature his wife Nandi Raichand played by Jaya Bachchan and his 2 sons ignore this controlling side of his, and love him unconditionally for the person that he is.

Yash Raichand has 2 sons Rahul and Rohan, the earlier is elder and the latter is younger. Rahul falls in love with a Punjabi girl belonging to a lower socio-economic background than the Raichand family. Yash is outraged by Rahul’s decision to marry someone from a lower background. Being the adopted son of the family, Yash disowns Rahul and asks him to leave the house after marrying Anjali Sharma (Kajol). Rohan the youngest brother and son of the Raichand family takes it upon himself to bring his brother back home, and solve their disputes and differences together as a family.

This film teaches you the importance of family, and how important it is to value your parents and siblings. The one thing that people should always remember is that no matter how bad the situation or how serious the problem is, your family will always be by your side. After all the saying goes, ‘Family will always stick with you through thick or thin.’



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bridging the gap in love


Love can motivate people to cross unimaginable boundaries and break barriers to reach their loved ones. One such example of exemplary love can be seen in ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’.

In the film, we see Sriram (Imran Khan) narrating his story to his fiance, about the time he fell in love with Dia Sharma (Kareena Kapoor). Dia is a social worker and hence always busy running about, helping children and the people in her locality. On the other hand, Sriram is the shallowest chap on earth who doesn't value relationships, family, friends or his country. But after he meets Dia, his outlook on life begins to slowly change. He finds himself doing things he wouldn’t have done on a normal day.

Initially we see him as a materialistic guy, who buys a plot of land for his dad, which Dia had plans of building an orphanage on. He does this only to win over his dad, so he would be gifted an Audi in return. Dia soon breaks up with him after a relationship of more than one year. At Sriram’s wedding his soon to be fiancĂ©, Vasudha, makes him realise that he still loves Dia and that he won’t be able to handle their wedding. Sriram runs away from his wedding and goes to Dia’s house. There he finds out that Dia is living in a village in Gujarat, Jhumli.

Sriram reaches the village and promises Dia that he won’t leave the village until Dia comes back with him. Dia still angry with Sriram tells him, that if he could help build a bridge in the village she may consider coming back. After a few hurdles, and getting beaten up by the village-head’s men, he gets the task completed. Dia gets to know all about this and forgives Sriram for his earlier misdeeds. They finally reunite on the newly built bridge and share a tender moment together.

We come across times in life, when compromise is necessary to make a relationship work. ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ paints a clear picture of how far people are willing to go for love. And in the end it’s all worthwhile, because getting to spend time with that special someone is reward in itself. The next time you find yourself in a situation where compromise is necessary to make things work in your love life, stop and take a look at Sriram & Dia and how they ultimately achieved their fairytale ending.





Sunday, October 19, 2014

Student Of The Year 2nd anniversary


The road from youth to adulthood is paved with myriad emotions and ‘Student Of The Year’ celebrates this colorful coming of age. It is the story of Abhimanyu Singh (Sidharth Malhotra) and Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan) who traverse the path of competition, envy, triumph, failure, manipulation and heartbreak in their mini-universe of St. Teresa’s High School, Dehradun.

Abhimanyu Singh A.K.A Abhi comes from a middle-class family and wants to achieve great heights of success and prosperity, the first step to which will be the Student Of The Year trophy while Rohan Nanda A.K.A Ro, is the son of a business tycoon who grapples with a complex relationship with his father and knows that winning the Student Of the Year trophy will bag him the approval that he subconsciously craves for. When the two protagonists with distinct backgrounds and clear goals clash with each other in the locker room, football field and the canteen, there is no question in anyone’s mind that the preset equations of the St. Teresa’s campus were about to change.

When Abhi and Rohan’s rivalry takes an unexpected turn to friendship, neither of them pre-empts the complications that would brew. Things get further knotted up when Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt), the most popular girl on the campus enters the equation. While Shanaya and Rohan are childhood sweethearts, Abhi’s attraction for his best friend’s girlfriend and Shanaya’s quiet reciprocation causes a rift in their friendship that would have a long lasting impact. Looming large over the various friendships in the campus is the Student Of The Year trophy and Dean Yogendra Vasisht’s (Rishi Kapoor) emphasis on success and victory.

Towards the end of the term, the foes-turned-friends-turned foes, Abhi and Rohan, get ready for a face-off and battle lines are drawn through the length and breadth of the campus, with only one goal in everyone’s eyes - Student Of The Year Trophy. As new ambitions are born and old loyalties fall by the wayside, each segment of the Student Of The Year competition manages to tear apart both, the participants and the spectators, to redefine the choices of the three protagonists.

The film is a fresh breath of air for Bollywood cinema as we see the debut of Alia, Varun & Siddharth as a bunch of amazingly talented actors. This was also the last film Karan Johar directed with Dharma Productions. On its second year anniversary, we would like to know how much you liked the film and what are your favorite moments from the movie. Do leave your thoughts about ‘Student Of The Year’ in the comments below.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

16 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai!


16 years ago, Karan Johar first burst onto the Bollywood scene as a director with 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'. The film, that starred Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Shah Rukh Khan was a spectacular box office hit and paved the way for him to direct more movies like 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna', ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' and 'Student Of The Year'. Karan Johar was 25 when he made his directorial debut.

'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' makes Bollywood look cool again. The Riverdale School look, complete with the hip clothes and sets, makes even the staunchest of snobs sit up and take notice of the film. After all here is a film where even the extras look as hot as the heroines.

Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul is the undisputed star and crowd-puller of the movie, also Salman Khan’s cameo takes the film to a whole different level. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of those films, where Salman Khan displays his acting chops and gives a showcase of what he is
truly is capable of. 

The chartbusting soundtrack for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' remains one of Bollywood cinema’s finest albums ever. It is a 90s classic that continues to resonate in the hearts of many a music lover. Be it the title song or Ladki Badi Anjani, or that theme tune that has become part of the Dharma Productions logo clip; romance has seldom sounded so melodious.

In a movie that starred two Khans, Kajol manages to overshadow them with her career-best act in an author-backed role that does complete justice to her range as an actress. As the sporty Anjali who goes from looking like a tomboy, to becoming the perfect dulhania, Kajol scores a three-pointer in every sense of the word.

Among the many awards the film garnered for its makers and cast, 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' also went on to win the National Award for providing wholesome entertainment in 1999. On its 16th anniversary, come join us in celebrating a film that has taken us through a range of emotions! Do tell us your favorite moments from the film in the comments below.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan



Having starred in over 180 films in a career spanning more than four decades, Amitabh Bachchan continues to hold sway over millions of his fans with his rich baritone on the big screen. The megastar was born to Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan in Allahabad on October 11, 1942. Bachchan is one of the busiest actors in Bollywood thanks to his knack for adapting and reinventing himself to the demands of showbiz.

Big B’s versatility as an actor has given us many memorable moments through his films with Dharma Productions. We see him play the role of Police Officer Vijay in the 1980 ‘Dostana’. We then see him play the role of Vijay Chauhan, a Man seeking revenge for his father’s death in ‘Agneepath’. His pivotal role as a rich businessman who is a father to two sons in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...’ was one of the key elements in making the film such great success.

Finally we see him play the role of a fun-loving father, Samarjeet in ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’. Amitabh nails it with a performance that carefully treads the fine line between old perv and naughty senior. It is to his credit as an actor, that he can switch from playful to prophetic, as he offers those words of wisdom that eventually become the direction that the cheating couple take in the film.

Amitabh is an actor that wishes to continue his innings in acting with the same enthusiasm that he started with. "The wish is that something challenging comes up everyday... I will continue working till there is strength in my body," says Big B.We would like to wish Amitabh Bachchan a very Happy Birthday with many years of splendid films ahead! Do share some of your favourite Amitabh Bachchan scenes from our Dharma films in the comments below.





Friday, October 10, 2014

Naina & Bunny – True love always comes back


The problem with trying to “find” love in our dating lives is that too often we don't realize the person who we truly love has been by our side all along. They may be a friend that we overlooked, or an acquaintance that we just didn’t get to know well enough. But the saying “Love conquers all” holds true in such situations, as our true love always finds a way of coming back into our lives.

In ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ we see how Naina & Bunny find true love through their friendship, when they embark on a magical trip into the Himalayas with a few of their friends. Naina is a shy and nerdy medical student in college and probably why Bunny doesn’t fall for her at first. On their journey to Manali with friends, the two begin to open up and share their experiences with each other. Naina, for the first time drinks with Bunny, as he tells her of his dream to roam around the world. They share a special moment and he expresses how he never wants to settle down, or have anything to hold him back from living his life the way he wants it. Naina begins to fall in love with Bunny but never expresses her feelings to him. Towards the end of the trip she is heartbroken to find out that Bunny has taken admission in the Northwestern University in Chicago, and that she may never see him again.

8 years down the line, Naina and Bunny meet each other at their friend, Aditi’s wedding, in Udaipur. Bunny and Naina rekindle the bond they had, and go on a tour of Udaipur together. During the tour they share a moment watching the sunset together where Naina tells Bunny about how she believes that instead of doing everything in a rush, it's better to enjoy something while you can. During one of the evening parties, Bunny finally realizes his love for Naina as he was listening to Aditi speak about her love for her husband, Taran. He searches for her at the party and they end up confessing their love for each other.

The one thing we can pick up from this very amicable film is that your true love will always come back to you if it was meant to be! So if you are a hopeless romantic like these two, stop searching for the girl or boy of your dreams. They will come to you eventually if destiny has it written, and you will thoroughly enjoy every moment of being in love with your true love!



Why men fall for the ‘Desi Girl’



What is it that makes Desi girls so attractive, that men all over the world fall for them at first sight? Is it their glowing sun tanned skin? Could it be that adorable Indian accent? Or is it their simply delicious home cooked meals that drive men crazy?

In ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...’ we see one such Desi girl, Anjali Sharma (Kajol), living in Chandani Chowk with her dad and younger sister. Despite growing up in one of the most renowned families and being brought up in London, Rahul Raichand (ShahRukh) falls for this ‘Desi girl’ the very first time he sees her. We see Anjali celebrating India’s win against Pakistan and showing her love for Sachin Tendulkar. And which blue-blooded Indian man doesn’t love watching Cricket? We also see her as a very independent woman, who takes care of her Bauji and also their family business ‘Bharat Sweets’. Every man loves a lady who is responsible, and can someday take care of their business if they were to fall ill.

Another quality in a Desi girl that men find very attractive is the ability to have good cultural values, and at the same time be liberal enough to fit in with the modern world. Anjali proves to be a very traditional yet modern nari as she adjusts to the cultural differences and takes care of her family in London. And finally, the best quality in Desi girls that men adore is the fact that she will accept you for who you are, and she always takes the initiative to adjust to your family values. She also passes on these same values to your kids in the future, and teaches them how to respect and love unconditionally.

When a Desi girl is capable of providing so much love and commitment, why would a man look any further? Having someone to come home to and knowing she will always be there to support you is just the icing on the cake. Oh and did we mention that Desi girls look super cute too? ;-) 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

34 years of Dostana (1980) Anniversary



It’s now been an incredible 34 years since ‘Dostana’ hit the big screen and we are still enthused by the compelling performance by Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha in the film. The duo set new standards for friendship & love in this film. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive the film which put a new spin on camaraderie.

Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (Shatrughan Sinha) are childhood friends who grew into rival careers. Vijay is a dedicated police inspector and Ravi is the town's best lawyer; while the former catches criminals, the latter bails those criminals out. Both swear not to question each other about their careers and thus their friendship continues to blossom.

Their lives take a turn when both meet a woman named Sheetal Sahni (Zeenat Aman) at different places and time respectively. Both begin to fall in love with her but refrain from telling each other. Ah, the love triangle is formed! Later, Ravi admits his love for Sheetal to Vijay who is devastated but decides to sacrifice his love for Ravi's sake.

However, there is a misunderstanding when Daaga (Prem Chopra), a smuggler who had a few run-ins with Vijay, decides to stir up their friendship by showing Ravi a photo of Vijay and Sheetal together. Vijay and Ravi become rivals for the first time. The rest of the movie looks at the conflict between the trio, which we wouldn’t want to spoil for you if you haven’t seen the film.

Do join us in celebrating this timeless film on its 34th anniversary and tell us your favorite dialogues and moments from the film in the comments below.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

5 Reasons why opposites attract




Since decades we have nonchalantly believed in the concept of ‘Opposites attract’. And why shouldn't we, haven’t we all at least once been drawn to someone who is so different from us?

So what causes this inexplicable love between two people who are polar opposites? May be the exciting differences between the opposites leads to the attraction and subsequently a natural thirst for completion.

Here are 5 reasons that explain why opposites attract.

1. Coming out of the comfort Zone
Initially being with someone who has the same likes and dislikes may seem an easy thing to do but someone who pushes you out of your comfort zone is bound keep you interested. Remember the straight-laced architect Rahul Kapoor and the free-spirited hairdresser Riana Braganza from ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’?

2. Different personalities
Relationships should be fun. In ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ we see Nikhil Bhardwaj (Sidharth Malhotra) a struggling businessman, fall in love with the quirky Dr. Meeta Solanki (Parineeti Chopra).

3. Curiosity: 
Sometimes it’s simply because we want to know how “the other half” lives. In ‘I Hate Luv Storys’, we witness the phenomenon of ‘opposites attract’ again when Jay Dhingra (Imran Khan) falls for Simran Kaur (Sonam Kapoor) despite their obvious differences. One hates bollywood love stories and the other swears by it, but the initial clashes slowly turn into a friendship which later leads to lasting romance.

4. They complement each other: 
A partner who is different from us can complement the person that we are. In other words, their differences enhance us and our lives. If you are shy, having an outgoing partner can compensate for that and even make social occasions easier for you. How else would not Meeta not only manage to come back to her sister’s wedding but also enjoy it!

5. New Experiences: 
Their different hobbies, interests and attitudes can expose us to a variety of new experiences. This can enhance our lives by taking us out of familiar territory, and also show us how to see things differently. We’ve seen this happening with all the Dharma couples mentioned above & that’s what makes their story interesting.

So if you find yourself falling for someone completely opposite to you don’t be perplexed, just follow your heart & it may turn out to be the best relationship you've had till date!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wake Up Sid Anniversary - Follow your Dreams’



“One day your dreams will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Unknown

Do you have a dream, a wish or a desire? Have you ever stopped to wonder, what it would be like to live life to its fullest? People tell you to follow your dreams, but is anyone really doing it for themselves? Life interjects, bills pile up, and sometimes we have to do jobs we don’t want to do just to make it through the day. It is difficult to follow our dreams with all these obstacles lying in our path, but if we really want to see our lives change for the better it is important to break free of these barriers and do whatever it takes to follow our dreams.

Mumbai is indeed a city of dreams. People from across the country come to Mumbai with hopes to fulfill their dreams and aspirations. In ‘Wake Up Sid’ we see Aisha Banerjee (Konkona Sen Sharma), an aspiring writer coming to the city and landing a job with Bombay Beat. She meets Sid Mehra a typical Mumbaikar by nature, who’s only interest is to live life king size and spend his dad’s money recklessly. His father tempts him with a new Porsche if Sid joins the office. But our fun-loving chap Sid can’t spend a week at office and it disgusts him to see people who come at the same time, leave at the same time and heck, they even dress the same! Professional ambitions remain immaterial to him.

After getting kicked out by his family for scoring bad grades, he takes refuge with Aisha and considering Sid’s penchant in photography she gets him a job as an intern at Bombay Beat. Out of the blue, the boy who didn’t even know how to cook was now becoming completely independent. As Sid begins working, he finds meaning in life. After he is hired as a part of the full-time staff and receives his first paycheck, he meets his father. They reconcile and Sid's father asks him to come home.

‘Wake Up Sid’ induces a very inspiring feeling in all of us, that we all have that hidden talent which only needs to be taken out and nourished. No person is an underachiever. We just need to keep a little faith in our potentials and tap into our unknown abilities. So the next time you feel down in the dumps or uninspired, watch ‘Wake Up Sid’ to awaken your senses and motivate you to follow your dreams! On its 5th year anniversary, tell us how much you loved the movie by leaving your thoughts and favorite scenes in the comments below.