Friday, September 13, 2013

Sunny Leone's Ragini MMS 2: first teaser out


The Ekta Kapoor's film is a sequel to the 2011 horror movie that featured Kainaz Motivala and Raj Kumar Yadav. Directed by Bhushan Patel, the teaser of the film promises a chilling treat.

This will be Sunny Leone's second venture in Bollywood after Jism 2.

Talking about the film, Tanuj Garg, CEO of Balaji Films said, "We will take the story forward from where part one left off. Those who haven’t seen that film will also be able to enjoy it, as it will be explained in the beginning. It’s a spook fest; it’s got sensuousness, drama and Sunny Leone."

Ragimi MMS 2 is slated for release on January 17, 2014.


Horror Story movie review

Star cast: Karan Kundra, Nishant Malkani, Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi, Aparna Bajpai, Radhika Menon, Nandini Vaid, Sheetal Singh

Director: Ayush Raina

The film is laden with spookily created jarring sounds and successfully builds the fearsome aura.
The film is heavily inspired from flicks like The Exorcist along with the climax turning into a bhoot-fair of sorts!

Vikram Bhatt’s expertise over the genre is impressionable but Horror Story isn’t the best of his work. The film uses too many ideas from popular films like The Ring and lacks tremendously on elaborating the writer’s imaginative bent! It is a brazenly written, uninspired work lacking originality and freshness. You can easily give this one a miss unless you are desperate to scare yourself, in which case I assure you, the film will need a great deal of effort from your side to numb you off!

The film begins with a man walking up Hotel Grandiose into Room No. 3046 and jumping off the building. The story swiftly cuts to a nightclub where a bunch of friends are gulping down shots to bid farewell to one of their closest buddies. News flashes show that the Hotel is shutting down for good, and that’s when spooky stories about the haunted place unspools to the gang!

The friends in a gusto of being foolhardy decide to go check out the place. Like luck would have the property is indeed haunted by a witch who wouldn’t stand anyone loitering around there. The friends are soon pinned down by the paranormal intervention as each of them will have to pay for entering the haunted land!
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Grand Masti movie review

The makers of Grand Masti have been promoting the film as an adult comedy so we obviously can't blame them for the non-stop adult humour in it but what we can and should blame them for are a lot of other loopholes.
 
Grand Masti, as we know, is the sequel to the 2004 hit movie Masti. As the opening scene shows college students Amar, Meet and Prem (Ritesh Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani respectively) are teaching their juniors how to have a good time at college. So when they say 'A stands for', the camera zooms into the girls' backside and there is a montage of tight close up of girls wearing hot pants and even lesser. As soon as the point is loud and clear they move on to the letter 'B' and the director focuses on the women's chest. The opening scene sets the ball rolling and makes it clear as to what one can expect in the next two hours ten minutes. Once out of college, Amar, Meet and Prem are married and well, not having a good sex life. So their only hope is the reunion at their college SLUTS, of course the full form is something else, 'Shree Lalchand University of Technology and Science'. Back in the campus, the three boys are chasing three hot women whose names are Rose, Mary and Marlowe of course pronounced as 'Roz Meri Maarlo'!

We knew what to expect from the posters and promos but the problem here is that the humour is cheap and forced. The makers have not just gone too far but they have scrapped the bottom of the barrel to dig out the cheapest possible double meaning jokes. Throughout the film, the close up of private parts, male and female both, leaves you disgusted.

Funny and Cheap are two different things, this one is definitely the latter!

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John Day movie review

John Day does a few things right. It stars the venerable Naseeruddin Shah in his best performance since Sona Spa. It is a straight up revenge thriller without any songs to interrupt the flow. It’s shot in some locations that have seldom, if not never been used in Bollywood thrillers. Some of the dialogues are good. We’ve now reached the end of the rosy section of this review.

What really destroys the film is that even in the final hour it never feels like anything is at stake. The climactic scene falls completely limp because the story never makes you care about anything that’s going on.

Incomplete, boring and confusing comes easily to the mind when describing the film. All in all, a bland thriller. One can't help but think that Naseeruddin's character John Day is similar to the role he played in 'A Wednesday'. While in 'A Wednesday' he played the common man taking a stand against the system and correcting a few wrongs, in 'John Day' he plays a man who has his own reasons to do what he does.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Krrish 3 full song Raghupati Raghav

After watching the teaser of Raghupati Raghav from Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3, we were restlessly looking forward to seeing the full song featuring the Greek God, Hrithik Roshan’s fabulous dance moves. What Roshan junior brings to the dance floor is refreshing and he keeps getting better and better.

So when we saw Duggu’s full song, it was a feeling of deja vu – especially the set up and the theme –celebration! Remember, we have seen the dancing star doing something similar in the first installment of the Krrish franchise – Koi Mil Gaya where he impressed his girlfriend Preity Zinta? In the Krrish 3 song, the Agneepath actor is seen wooing Priyanka Chopra who’s truly awestruck by Roshan’s moves
 
 

Will The Lunchbox be India’s official entry to the Oscars?

It seems that Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchox continues to leave the audiences awestruck with its unusual storyline and brilliant performances by its actors. Looking at the reactions to the film, the Irrfan Khan-Nimrat Kaur-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer is being looked upon as an Oscar favourite by some of the critics from both Bollywood as well as Hollywood.

Michael Moore, an Oscar-winning filmmaker tweeted that The Lunchbox was one of his favourite films at Telluride Film Festival.

While bestselling author Salman Rushdie tweeted: “I loved The Lunchbox, big hit at Telluride Film Festival, best Indian film in a long time. Strong foreign film Oscar contender, in my view.”

Film critic Aseem Chhabra also couldn’t stop praising the film. “Looking at how people at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals have reacted to The Lunchbox, I think that film has a good chance of being nominated for the Oscars. It has all the right elements that would make it appeal to the Academy. I don’t have a crystal ball, and there many other good Indian films in 2013.But I think India’s chances appear stronger with The Lunchbox,” he said in an interview.

The Lunchbox has been successful in garnering critical acclaim way before its release. The film will release in India on September 20.
 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chennai Express collects Rs 225.67 cr till fifth Monday

The Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express has raked in Rs 225.67 crore till the fifth Monday. The film has turned out to be one of the most successful films ever in Indian cinema.
Trade analyst and film critic tweeted, “#ChennaiExpress [Week 5] Fri 23 lacs, Sat 29 lacs, Sun 41 lacs, Mon 31 lacs. Grand total: Rs 225.67 cr net”.

The collections of Chennai Express have proven to be a historical hit at box office and now it becomes the highest grosser ever in India and worldwide. The action-comedy film is also maintaining a good business in the overseas markets and has become the 3rd biggest grosser in overseas circuits.

Taran also tweeted the overseas collection of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer, “#ChennaiExpress *total till Sunday* UK £ 2,140,294 [Rs 21.84 cr], USA-Canada $ 5,220,926 [Rs 33.51 cr], Australia A$ 798,880 [Rs 4.78 cr]”.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rajinikanth starrer 'Kochadaiyaan' trailer launched

The first teaser of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan"is out. 


The film will feature Rajinikanth in dual role, while Sarath Kumar, Shobana, Aadi Pinisetty and Nassar will be seen in important roles.

Also starring Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone and Jackie Shroff, "Kochadaiyaan" is touted to be India's first motion capture technology film being made along the lines of Hollywood films like "Avatar" and "Tin Tin".

Reportedly being made on a budget of over Rs.100 crore, "Kochadaiyaan" is directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya Ashwin and jointly produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment.

The film will be dubbed in Telugu as "Vikrama Simha". It will also dubbed in Hindi, Malayalam and foreign languages such as Japanese, Italian and Spanish.


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Zanjeer 2.0 movie review

Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, Zanjeer 2.0 starring Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan is nothing close to the original version which had Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. The film comes off more as a typical Bollywood masala flick than an action thriller. No, we aren’t saying there is no action. Of course there is, with numerous fights in the film… in fact, so many that after a while we lose track of who is bashing up whom and why, but these brawls fail to create too much of an impression.

Unlike the original film which begins with the murder of Vijay Khanna’s parents, the remake starts with a squalid item number ‘Chahe jitni guzaarish kar le’ and though the director had promised that his item girl would take the industry by storm, this one is definitely thanda. We’ve certainly seen better! Once the song ends, Ram Charan (ACP Vijay Khanna) wakes up to his oft-repeated nightmare, of a hooded man killing his parents. A sweaty Ram vents his frustration on a punching bag – the scene would’ve looked very hot if it wasn’t for Ram himself! Soon after, the fight sequences begin, one following the other in quick succession. Ram single-handedly and very violently fights off a politician and his goons, which results in his being transferred for the umpteenth time. This scene reveals one truth: politics always triumphs over what’s right!

No, the romance between Bollywood Stars Piggy Chops and Teja doesn’t begin until Ram shelters Priyanka in his home when she’s almost killed and loses all her belongings. How sweet, no? That’s not all, though. Ram, like any good superhero, is always at the right place at the right time to save the damsel in distress.

The villain, played by Prakash Raj (Rudraprakash Teja) is rudra in every possible way. He is cruel, violent, brutal, savage and barbarous. We love this bad man! Mahie Gill (Mona darling) plays his horny mistress. While there’s no chemistry between the two, their cheesy dialogues convey their relationship.
The cinematography is not bad. In fact, the camera angles are just right, especially while capturing Ram Charan. But despite that he doesn’t have a strong screen presence. Some dialogues by Priyanka and Prakash hit the target. The songs were forced and one or two less would have worked well to help us stay in our seats instead of restively longing for the interval.

Of course, the film has a happy Bollywood ending with the triumph of good over evil. In fact, after watching the last scene, it seems as if the makers are hoping to do a sequel to Zanjeer 2.0 – as if the remake wasn’t enough! Priyanka’s fans can enjoy this one for her presence, but anyone hoping to watch some great action is likely to be disappointed…


Shuddh Desi Romance movie review: Absolutely unadulterated shuddh desi entertainment!

In Shuddh Desi Romance, we get to meet the innocent looking Raghuram Shriram (Sushant Singh Rajput). Well! do not go by his name. He's is a super confused chap, really naughty and romantic at heart. Raghu falls in love with the bold Gayatri (Bollywood Actress Parineeti Chopra), with whom he starts living together. The couple seems very much in love, until the day when they decide to get married to each other and Gayatri dumps Raghu on the day of their wedding ceremony. 

Then enters the beautiful Tara (Vaani Kapoor), who is actually a matured and sensible woman. Tara is the same woman, who was once dumped by Raghu in the past on their day of wedding. Well! does the plot seem really confusing? If so, there's a lot more boredom coming up in the flick.

Shuddh Desi Romance lacks soul and suffers due to its weak script. Though funny at times, on the whole, very monotonous. Shuddh Desi Romance could have got rid of some unneccesary scenes and instances, but at the end, gets stretched to an extent, when the viewers literally starts to yawn.

Sushant Singh Rajput is super cute and retains his boy-next-door charm. He delivers an amazing performance and lives up to our expectations. Parineeti Chopra overracts at times, and does an OK job. Vaani Kapoor is impressive and equally gorgeous.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Dhoom: 3 teaser: Aamir Khan, all the way!

The wait is finally over! Here’s the most anticipated teaser of the year’s most awaited action flick Dhoom: 3. And here is Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan playing baddie in the most risky way that will steal your heart and leave your jaw gaping wide open.

Right from the opening frame, where the Mr Perfectionist is standing against the imposing skyline of Chicago showing off his toned back, the movie looks slick, high on adrenaline and elevated to new heights by its superb production values. Powered by the tall presence of Abhishek Bachchan and the quirky antics of Uday Chopra, this trailer will take your breath away.

And then there’s Katrina Kaif - ooh man! She showcases the explosive streak in her otherwise elegant persona with elan. From her killer rope act to the way she twists her lithe body, Kat will grab you by the…err… eyeballs with her fiery screen avatar . The silent voiceover will give you an instant kick and the sight of Aamir sliding with his bike under an enormous truck will raise the hair on the back of your neck instantly.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Priyanka Chopra or Parineeti Chopra: Who will win the box office war this Friday?

For the first time, the Chopra sisters are all set to clash at the box office with the release of their respective different genre movies – Zanjeer and Shuddh Desi Romance that hit the screens this Friday. Which Chopra girl will emerge victorious at the box office?


Will Hrithik Roshan do Krrish 4?

Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 is slated for release on November 4, 2013 and the actor is giving in his best to promote the film. We hear that he plans to dedicate all his dates for Krrish 3 till November 15; however, post that he will cut off from Krrish 3 and move on to Bang Bang (his next with Katrina Kaif).

The Krrish 3 actor, who finds it ‘exhilarating, exciting and yet, nerve-wracking’ to work on Krrish 3 says that Krrish 4 could possibly be on the cards. He adds, “It is the only franchise that has lasted a decade. All the other franchises – Spider-Man, Superman or X-Men – have had to be revamped. But Krrish is the only one going on.”

Hrithik, whose films’ schedules were affected ‘coz of his li’l break feels that the release dates of his upcoming films Bang Bang and Shuddhi are likely to be pushed forward. He says, “The Prague schedule of Bang Bang went for a toss, so I don’t know whether Shuddhi will come by the end of next year. I’m guessing we will have fresh release dates for both films.”

The Bollywood actor added, “Every film has its own destiny. All I have to do is, do my best.” Well, true that! Focussing on the present, let’s keep our fingers crossed for the release of Krrish 3 and we hope the film is as good as its promising trailer!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bollywood Movies to watch this Winter 2013-14



Here is a list of upcoming Bollywood movies that can be watched this winter 2013 to 2014:

Shuddh Desi Romance
Release date: 6th September 2013
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Casting: Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor



Besharam
Release date: 2nd October 2013
Director: Abhinav Kashyap
Casting: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor

Krrish 3
Release date: 4th November 2013
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Casting: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangana Ranaut –

Ram Leela
Release date: 15th November 2013
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Casting: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra (cameo)

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
Release date: 22nd November 2013
Director: Punit Malhotra
Casting: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shraddha Kapoor

Rambo Rajkumar
Release date: 29th November 2013
Director: Prabhu Deva
Casting: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood

Dhoom 3
Release date: 20th December 2013
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Casting: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra

Mental
Release date: 24th January 2014
Director: Sohail Khan
Casting: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, Tabu, Sana Khan (and more)

Dedh Ishqiya
Release date: 31st January 2014
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Casting: Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Huma Qureshi

Gunday
Release date: 14th February 2014
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Casting: Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Irrfan Khan

September 2013 Movie Releases In Bollywood

With the month of August taken over by Chennai Express, we know you are looking for some sweet September getaways but work and other tie-ups maybe holding you back. This September Bollywood has quite a decent number of movies that one can watch. 

Shuddh Desi Romance
This movie stars Bollywood actors and actresses Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles. The film directed by Maneesh Sharma is set to release on September 6. The genre of the movie is Romantic comedy.



Zanjeer (2013)
This film by Apoorva Lakhia is a remake of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer 1973 movie with the same name. Zanjeer stars Priyanka Chopra and Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja. Zanjeer release this September 6th. 



Prague
This too releases on September 6. Prague is a romantic movie directed by Ashish R Shukla.  The film features Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan, Arfi Lamba and Kumar Mayank in the lead roles.



Grand Masti
Grand Masti is a sequel to the 2004 hit film Masti. This adult comedy movie is set to hit the theatres on September 13 and has Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead roles.



John Day
We do have a thriller too this September. John Day features Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel and Vipin Sharma as main characters. It is slated for a September 13 release.



Horror Story
Horror Story is directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film's story revolves around 7 youngsters trapped in a haunted hotel. It will release on Friday, the 13th. 



Phata Poster Nikla Hero
This an action comedy film starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz in lead roles. Phata Poster Nikla Hero will release on September 20. 



The Lunch Box
The Lunch Box stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the main characters. The film directed by Ritesh Batra will release on September 20. 



Warning
Warning is a thriller film that will release in 3D. The movie features Santosh Barmola, Suzana Rodrigues and Manjari Fadnis as main characters. It is slated for a September 27th release.






Sunday, September 1, 2013

Singh Sahab The Great Movie Pics Out - First Look

Singh Sahab The Great is one of the most awaited movies of Sunny Deol.




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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda make love

While we loved Alia’s cute look in the stills from Highway, we were taken by surprise with the latest still

One-film old, Alia Bhatt comes out as a cute bubbly babe. Though she donned a bikini in Student of the Year, the Bhatt girl didn’t look sexy enough. So, when we glanced at the latest still from her upcoming film, Highway, we were quite surprised!

In the steamy still, we can see Randeep Hooda getting close to Alia Bhatt! Ahem! While our hunkalicious Randeep is shirtless, Alia is seen in casual night clothes… It’s too early to conclude if there’s any sizzling chemistry or not between the 20-year old and the 37-year old. So, we’ll patiently wait for more stills from Highway. Meanwhile, Randeep Hooda has kissed yet another man in John Day. So we hope Alia Bhatt can deliver a love-making scene which is steamier than Randeep’s other kissing act!


Friday, August 30, 2013

Satyagraha movie review

Satyagraha is a word inspired by Gandhi's movement of non-violence. As heavy as the word may be, Gandhi easily demonstrated how effective a tool it can be.

When it comes to cinema, its truth is equally divided in to three parts - story, acting and direction. What the movie lost out in story and direction, it made up for with acting. The movie's saving grace was the Bollywood Celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai and somehow managing to secure the third spot on this list, Ajay Devgn.

Despite most media reports of satyagraha movie review, 'Satyagraha' is not a follow-up to the Ranbir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai and Arjun Rampal starrer 'Rajneeti'.

The movie 'Satyagraha' covers hot-wire topics that have stirred the nation. It is undeniably a culmination of Anna Hazare's movement, the Jan Lokpal bill, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, engineer Satyendra Dubey's murder and Gandhi's last days on earth. Barring this, most other things - melodrama, love, item numbers and other 'thought-provoking' scenes according to Prakash Jha - seemed forced.

These points strip the movie of any value, and leave it looking neither realistic or entertaining.

What the viewer does manage to remember, though, is the fact that Prakash Jha is the same director to gave us 'Gangajal' and 'Apaharan', movies that were ripe with socio-political issues.

What the viewer is also left with, is episodes from a not-too-old past that managed to move an entire nation, of which some, sadly, were replaced soon with the worries of a daily routine.

Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Dwarka Anand who blames the basic human flaw - greed - for corruption. Jha makes a clean case of corruption with this character. Dwarka Anand's son Nikhil Anand, after getting a degree, starts working for a highway construction company with all the honesty of a simple hard worker. On the other hand, his friend Manav Raghvendra (Ajay Devgn) is an owner of a telecommunication company in Delhi whose sole aim in life is to make it big. What happens with Nikhil is what happened in reality with engineer Satyendra Dubey, when he stands in the way of corrupt authorities and insists on building a secure highway.

Enter TV reporter Yashmeen Khan (Kareena) who's placed at this point in the movie after she carries out a sting operation on a power broker.

After the murder of his friend, Manav reaches Ambikapur. There the situation is ripe with need of a new people's leader and it so happens that Amitabh Bachchan's character becomes the face of a new movement, by finding himself in jail. What spurs the movement, is people's new found conviction to get him out of prison, no matter what.
Arjun Rampal plays the youth leader in the movie, with the same first name. Social media is also seen playing a role in the movie. In addition to Arjun's support for the movement, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are also used to spread the word of the movement. This episode continues well into the interval.

Cut to later. The stage is set. The air is packed with drama.

Enter Manoj Bajpai who plays the role Balram Singh, a corrupt minister. Suffice it to say, he falls into the role with great ease and manage to enthrall as always. 

Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpai deserve credit for their commendable performance.

Amitabh gives new meaning to the words perseverance, courage and conviction, while Manoj as always gets beneath the skin of the character with great ease. Although Ajay Devgn's a great actor too, he failed to make an impression. And after watching Arjun Rampal in Rajneeti, one could spot great potential in him. It went to waste with his character in this movie.

Kareena Kapoor seemed to have been carried away by her role. She tolerated and delivered news with all the seriousness of an entertainer (and not that of a reporter). Amrita Rao's role isn't worth too much talk. As predicted, her performance was ho-hum.

The element that eventually works to hold the many aspects of a movie together, was missing. It was almost as if actor and screenwriter Anjum Rajabali was dealing with a certain sense of urgency while working and decided to add as much as possible in the 152 minutes that make up the film. This explains the flat response the film has generated from the audience till now.

Not only that, the movie is replete with the old tried-and-tested formulae - including item numbers - which also helps explains why the movie lost ground. Whether the movie will survive the weekend audience, is only a matter of time.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Promotion of Upcoming Movie Satyagraha

Bollywood stars and celebrities have been clicked on their promotion of the upcoming movie satyagraha in Delhi. Bebo, Ajay Devgn, Amirta Rao, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and director Prakash Jha were found druring the promotion program.





Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Upcoming Bollywood Movie Releases

Note: These dates may change for various reasons. All releases are subject to Censor Certification.


Movie Name
Release Date
Director
Satyagraha
Aug 30,2013
Prakash Jha
Zindagi Jalebi
Sep 06,2013
Karan Kashyyap
Shuddh Desi Romance
Sep 06,2013
Maneesh Sharma
Prague
Sep 06,2013
Ashish Shukla
Zanjeer
Sep 06,2013
Apoorva Lakhia
JohnDay
Sep 13,2013
Ahishor Solomon
Horror Story
Sep 13,2013
Ayush Raina
I Love New Year
Sep 13,2013
Vinay Sapru,Radhika Rao
Grand Masti
Sep 13,2013
Indra Kumar
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Sep 20,2013
Rajkumar Santoshi
The Lunchbox
Sep 20,2013
Ritesh Batra
Warning
Sep 27,2013
Gurmmeet Singh
Dilli Gang
Sep 27,2013
Ashish Tyagi
Super Model
Sep 27,2013
Navin Batra
Maazii
Sep 27,2013
Jaideep Chopra