Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Why the Raees trailer offends me

It reinforces the Muslim stereotype, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.

I wonder if you've heard of Wali Mohammed Wali?

Before you Google his name, let me tell you something personal about 9/11 (For those of you who may not remember, 11/9/2001 was when two planes flew into, and destroyed, the Twin Towers in New York, forever marking Muslims -- and those non-white skinned people who happen to wear a beard and a turban -- as terrorists in America).

As for me, an Indian Muslim, there were two things I constantly got to hear after that horrific day.

The first: 'Muslims are a violent race and want to establish their supremacy in the world through jihad.'

The second: 'No community in the world has got as much daring as Muslims.'

The images that both these statements convey are completely wrong.



And this is what bothers me about the just released trailer of Shah Rukh Khan's next film, Raees.

It makes you feel that the star, though his dialogues, is stereotyping the Muslim community.

For example: 'Baniye ka dimaag, Miyabhai ki daring' ('The brains of a merchant and the daring of a Muslim').

One may argue, in defence of the trailer, that Raees is based on the life of the late Abdul Latif, an Ahmedabad-based gangster and associate of Dawood Ibrahim.

But that is not the point.

The point is: Why stereotype an entire community in the promotional dialogue for a film that stars, and is produced by (along with Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment) one of the nation's biggest superstars?

By doing this, the scriptwriters -- Rahul Dholakia (who also directs Raees), Harit Mehta, Neeraj Shukla and Ashish Vashi -- are only re-confirming the belief of those who are convinced that 'Miyabhais are a violent people' and influencing those who are considering the possibility that 'Miyabhais are a violent people.'

Also, if Raees calls himself 'Miyabhai' in the trailer, why is he in the business of alcohol which is forbidden in Islam?

Mahira Khan's presence in the trailer is not impressive; from the first look, it seems like any television actress could have been cast in her role.


The only impressive actor in the trailer is Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who makes the best use of his 'punchy' dialogues.

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10 things we don't know about Vaani Kapoor

Get to know the Befikre girl better!

She made her Bollywood debut in 2013 opposite Sushant Kapoor in Shuddh Desi Romance and then disappeared! When she re-appeared on the Bollywood firmament in 2016, she decided to do so with a bang.

In a film directed by Aditya Chopra.

Opposite Ranveer Singh.

Whom she kisses -- in the film, of course! -- so many times that we've lost track.

Yes, we're taking about Vaani Kapoor.


Before you watch the girl on the big screen this Friday, here are some things that you may want to know about her:


Vaani was born in Delhi. She has a bachelor's degree in tourism studies from the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

When a tempo driver ran into Shah Rukh Khan’s cycle


Accidents don't always occur during action scenes. The team of 'Dear Zindagi' will vouch for that. The crew was hassled while shooting a scene with Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan in Goa.

The actors were cycling in a narrow lane which made it difficult to work with large-sized shooting equipment. A tempo was brought in to load the camera and the crew followed the actors while they cycled. When they stopped, the tempo driver, enamored by the actors, lost control and ran into SRK's cycle before braking hard. "As soon as the tempo halted, Gauri Shinde and our DOP jumped on to the scene to ensure everything was under control. SRK escaped without a scratch. He even laughed the incident off and was up for a retake.

But Gauri and the DoP didn't want to risk it again. Also, they had already got the perfect shot," says a source from the production team.

Source : When a tempo driver ran into Shah Rukh Khan’s cycle

Friday, October 14, 2016

Amazon India gears up for aggressive competition with Flipkart, launches global store

E-commerce real Amazon as of late propelled a worldwide store, giving clients in India access to more than four million items from universal brands and to help Amazon contend all the more forcefully against household match Flipkart in the blasting Indian e-commerce market. Amazon India VP and Country Head Amit Agarwal told PTI,

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Amazon India gears up for aggressive competition with Flipkart, launches global store

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bindas Movie Review of Stanley Ka Dabba


Director Amol Gupte is very magical with children. and that is because Amol looks to be as much a psychologist as a moviemaker. after writing 'Tare Zameen Par', he directs and write 'Stanley Ka Dabba', another heartwarming movie about kids just being kids, with all their cares and carefree abandon. and adults just being adults, with all their idiosyncrasies, quirks and secret anguish.

The beauty of the movie lies in its sheer authenticityu and simplicity. the movie creates a slice of life from the pages of any and each school in small and big town in india. where children just want to have fun and teachers want to be the proverbial killjoys. of cource there're some exceptions, such as the famous Miss Rosie played by Divya Dutta who generously sprinkl conversation with terms of endearments and encourage each and every glimpse of creativity in the children. the bigest bugbear however is sir Babu bhai Verma played by the director Amol Gupte who is more intrested  in gobbling the children food rather than teaching the subject hindi. Stanley becomes his pet peeve because he never seems to have his dabba, still end up his food with his friends. why? because he is the most famous boy in the class and hid friends simply adore him. needless to say, Stanley missing Dabba becomes a metaphor for his mysterious life..

The other mainpoint are the sterling performances. Almost all the adults have created movie perfect portraits of the several types of teachers all of us have grown up with. but in the end, it is the children who walk away with all the laurels, especially young Partho as Stanley remains with you, long after curtain call.

Don't miss this nuanced and rich soul curry for both, the sdults and the young heart. it's very nice movie to watch.


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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bindas-news : Zarine Khan's catfights with Sonakshi &Katrina


Bollywood actress Zrine Khan crossed into cinedom with the movieVeer which did not exactly veer towards its success.

Bollywood’s new actress Zarine some tabloids seem to think so, who was quickly dubbed as "Fatrina", courtesy her generous size and also lauded with the sobriquet of being "the poor man's Katrina Kaif" is now collecting acclaim for her song 'character dheela hai' number with Salman Khan in the Anees Bazmee helmed movie 'Ready'.

Meanwhile, she is also sacking a fair share of publicity for her so-called catfights with Sonakshi Sinha and her stinky equation with Katrina Kaif.

Expectantly, Zarine Khan is burning away on all cylinders refusing such tattle and dismissing it as "all nonsense." States the actress Zarine Khan in a tabloid quote, "Sonakshi and I have always been very cordial with each other. Katrina and I go to the same gym and when we bump into each other, we talk. She is my senior and I respect her for the standing that she has in the industry today. We may not be the best of friends, but there is certainly no problem between us.”

Presently, she is joyful at riding a crest of popularity for the movie 'Ready' number that has whipped up quite a chartbuster buzz. "I didn't know it would catch on with people so quickly but with Salman, anything that he does becomes a rage," blowups the Zrine who does not refuse that she bagged the song on Khan's recommendation.

And she is supremely proud of being referred to as a "Salman discovery." Says Zarine,"With Salman around, I don't have to bother about anything. He makes sure, everything is in place."

Steady comparisons with Katrina, however, may have crumpled her morale. Ms. Zarine says cautiously, "I don't know if it is good or bad. But it is important to have your own identity in this profession. The industry does not want clones." 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bindas News : Will the movie ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ be Abhi’s silver lining?



The upcoming movie ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ has managed to make a lot of pre-release buzz. First of all it was the remake of the cult song –‘Dum Maaro Dum’; after the people of Goa were upset with the moviemakers for allegedly portraying them negatively, thankfully that has been put to rest before the movie’s release on Friday. The necessary question however is whether the movie will live up to hype? And more specially –will this movie finally break Abhishek Bachchcan’s jinx?

As at a recent press conference Abhishek Bachchan looked quite defensive, “Moot the topic of his string of the flops and a negative article in a sure national magazine and the actors reports, it does have a vast effect. It kills the confidents, it’s degrading and embarrassing, but it make me strike back too. Also, every 5 years some magazine or the other writes off the star, before me, they did the same to Hrithik Roshan, and we prove them wrong all the time. ” says the Indian Express article. 

Well, if he is preparing to strike back, it will be a welcome break from the sleepwalking we have seen in all his recent projects. It’s difficult to imagine that Abhi had shown some sparks of brilliance when he had acted the conflicted yet endearing Lallan Singh in the movie ‘Yuva’ or the imposing yet blemished Gurukant Desai in the movie ‘Guru’ or the sharp and manipulative Shankar in ‘Srkar’.  Director Mani Ratnam’s movie ‘Raavan’ was one of the most waited movies last year but Abhi just failed to attempt the layered character of Beera. He tired everything from soot to mud and even turmeric to look dangerous and dark but nothing could mask his entire ineptitude as an actor. Even in his latest upcoming movie ‘Game’, he alternated between a maximum of one-a-half expressions as acting the suave casino owner, a cool police or when mourning his dead girlfriend.

Well, here desires that Abhi realizes that just the Bachchan name is not going to be enough and it is about time that he got his act together.

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