Subhash Ghai decodes grammar of blockbuster

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Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, whose repertoire is studded with films like “Karz”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Khalnayak” and “Pardes”, feels that the definition of a “commercial film” has not changed in the Indian cinema dictionary since the 1970s era.

Ghai, who was known for spinning magic on the silver screen in the 1980s and 1990s, made the observation after looking at the list of blockbusters of the year gone by.

“The definition and grammar of commercial blockbuster films has not changed since ’70s if you look at last year’s blockbusters at PAN India – same,” Ghai tweeted on Sunday.

Ghai, who started his directorial career with the 1976 film “Kalicharan”, also shared: “Babuji says – when a movie fails, means the director has failed to narrate the story on screen he selected – 95 percent failed last year? why? To study”.

In the recent times, Ghai has failed to recreate his cinematic magic with his last few movies — “Yuvvraaj” and “Kaanchi: The Unbreakable” turning out to be damp squibs at the box office.


Arjun Kapoor gets ‘carried away’ with Raftaar

Bollywood’s “Gunday” star Arjun Kapoor, who will be soon making his TV debut with “Khatron Ke Khiladi – Kabhi Peeda Kabhi Keeda”, shot a video of the official song of the stunt-based reality TV show with rapper Raftaar.

Arjun says joining hands with Raftaar, best known for his songs like “Bottle”, “Swag mera desi hai” and “Dhup chik”, is like a fun and fast ride.

He tweeted: “Getting carried away and Rapping for Raftaar! Shot for officialkhatronkekhiladi7 s new song”.

The actor also shared an image, in which he can be seen shouting.

“Khatron Ke Khiladi- Kabhi Peeda Kabhi Keeda” will feature celebrities like Jay Bhanushali, Sidharth Shukla and Faisal Khan. The show will go on air soon on Colors channel.


Madhur Bhandarkar’s Delhi diaries

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, known for helming critically acclaimed films “Page 3” and “Fashion”, enjoyed a pleasant sojourn in Delhi.

The director, known for framing the truth of the society into his films, took to Twitter to share his travel experience. He spent time at the popular Bengali Market in the capital.

He tweeted: “imbhandarkar#pleasant #Delhi #bengalimarket”.

The “Calendar Girls” director also shared an image, in which he is seen wearing a blazer and enjoying the winter in the national capital.

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