What do fans of Amitabh Bachchan’s Agneepath think about the remake? And what was Anurag Kashyap’s reaction on being nominated for the Ghantas? Find out…

The Original Fan Boys

Agneepath Movie Poster
Agneepath (1990) Movie Poster


With Agneepath, Bollywood gets its first hit of 2012. Yet, when Karan Johar announced that he would be remaking the Amitabh Bachchan classic, cynical eyebrows were raised (even Mr. Bachchan had expressed his doubts). Now that the film has proved its worth at the box-office windows, remakes of older flop/cult might just become the latest Bollywood trend. As Shirish Kunder rightly pointed out on Twitter.com, “The success of Agneepath may spark the trend of remaking good content that may have been BoxOffice failures at the time due to wrong reasons. Even good content can fail due to various reasons : Ahead of its time, MisCast, MisDirected, Bad release, Lead cast going through bad phase. The original Agneepath I had watched twice in back-to-back shows. For a month after that, I roamed around wearing Kajal in my eyes. The only Hindi film I have watched more than Agneepath was Khuda Gawah in 3 back-to-back shows. I was bowled over by that experience.”

We wonder if any recent Bollywood films have inspired anyone to such lengths of fan-dom (forced Ghajini haircuts not included).

Ghanta Nomination For Anurag Kashyap

That Girl In Yellow Boots Poster
That Girl In Yellow Boots Poster

When you take it square in the jaw, you have to learn to take it with grace. Anurag Kashyap showed us how. Now the ‘Ghantas’ (given to the worst films and actors) are definitely not the most enviable awards of the year, and finding yourself nominated is surely not going to make it on your Wikipedia page. But when Anurag Kashyap found that his film, That Girl In Yellow Boots, was nominated for the ‘Worst Holier-than-thou Movie’, not only did he retweet the link to vote for the Ghantas, he even posted that, “Agar mujhe Ghanta Ke liye vote mila to main award lene or baaki sab dene zaroor jaaonga” (If I get voted for the Ghanta, then I will go to receive it as well as give the awards away).

Wedding Party!

Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza
Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza at their pre-wedding party.

Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza are to tie the knot soon. While that’s no surprise, what’s interested us more is that Ritesh’s Heyy Babyy buddies – Fardeen Khan and Sajid Khan – threw a party for the soon-to-be-married couple. “Its really overwhelming when someone goes out of their way 2 make u feel special-n M feelin like d king of d world. Fardeen n Saj LOVE U both,” Ritesh tweeted. Wish we had friends like that!

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  1. Sad that agneepath 2 is also a hit!!! I would suggest Amitabh to make copyright of all his HIT movies in this intellectually bankrupt BOLLYWOOD!!

    • Yes, and y don’t they copy Rajesh Khanna, Raj Kapoor or Jeetendra, lol! Oh, they want to copy the best and yes copyright is now the right action otherwise, all top movies of Big B will be copied to obtain hits!

  2. .. did i hurt you ? I am relax as always, but seems some guys fhenrtegid to see such expressions on this striking image .. well this is your introduction to what anger and expressions are all about.

  3. But even the characters you meitnoned if you had “editorial control” are from the 80’s and early nineties. What about Indian cinema in the late nineties and the oughts?Anon: my reply to Rantings was made after exactly 5 seconds of thought – I didn’t sit down and prepare a carefully worked out list of characters from every decade. (Btw, I saw hardly any Hindi films in the second half of the 90s and the early 00s – was completely out of Hindi cinema during that time.)For a National News Channel (and for you) it should be Indian cinema. Curious. Why should it be any one thing? (Especially for me. In any case, the cinema I know best is still the American cinema of the 30s and 40s, and passages of the silent era in Europe. If I were given completely free rein to do a TV show of this sort, I would probably dedicate a bulk of it to those films.)


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