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Bimal Gurung’s son Avinash’s first film Biteka Pal primer

8:10 AM
Darjeeling- Bimal Gurung’s son Avinash’s first film — Biteka Pal (The Past Moments) — was screened in one of the four halls of the Bhavan. It was the first show of the Nepali film in Darjeeling. The screening was a private one as all 400 people in the audience were invited for the show.

(From left) Avinash Gurung at the Gorkha Rangamanch Bhavan in Darjeeling on Saturday; Bimal and Asha Gurung in the audience. Pictures by Suman Tamang
(From left) Avinash Gurung at the Gorkha Rangamanch Bhavan in Darjeeling on Saturday; Bimal and Asha Gurung in the audience. Pictures by Suman Tamang

Gurung Senior, who held his first GTA Sabha meeting in 2012 in another hall of the Bhavan, was there with wife Asha for the screening.

The film was released in Nepal on January 10 and has made around Rs 1.25 crore.

Gurung and Asha were all praise for their 24-year-old son.

“I am watching a film after ages and I liked the movie. I found the story interesting. I feel there is always scope for improvement. My responsibility ended after providing Avinash education and it is now up to him to stand on his own feet,” Gurung said.

Avinash said mother Asha encouraged him to try working in films. “My father was also there for me. However, he had no role behind me landing this offer. I want to stand on my own, without my family’s influence.”

Avinash is the protagonist of the film, which revolves around a love triangle, with a few songs and dances.

The film features actors from Nepal Keki Adhikary, who is the heroine, and Babu Bagoti. Several actors from Darjeeling — Bimala Thatal, Mahendra Pradhan, Hemraj Baraily, Rajesh Rajak, Gaurav Bhandari, Arju Shankar, Nora Moktan — and an actress from Sikkim, Gita Ruchal, also had roles.

Asked if he had trained as an actor, Avinash said: “When I was in school, I, had taken part in musical productions but once I decided to take up acting seriously, I did a 27-day crash course under directors and choreographers in Nepal.... I now want to pursue my career seriously as this exposure has given me the confidence to face the camera.”

Producer Rajesh Ghatani of the Nepal-based Big Production House, said: “We spent around Nepalese Rs 1.8 crore (Indian Rs 1.12 crore). The film was released in Nepal on January 10 and so far the box office collection has touched Rs (Nepali) 2 crore (Indian Rs 1.25 crore). It is turning out to be a success.” The screening here was organised by Big Production House.

In India, the film will hit the theatres in March.

“We are at present completing the formalities such as obtaining the censor certificate to run our film in Indian theatres,” Ghatani said.

“The film has already sold its rights for screening in the US, Australia, the UK and Europe. The show will be screened in 12 other countries,” he added.

Ghatani has paired with director Suraj Subba Nalbo for the film after their hugely successful film Bato Muni Ko Phool (The Flower Under the Road) in Nepal.

The films are of different genre and audiences have so far liked both our work,” Ghatani said.

Subba said that 95 per cent of the shooting for the film was done in Darjeeling.

“The rest has been shot in Kathmandu,” he said.

The film has been shot at Chowrasta, Tiger Hill, Jamuni and in Darjeeling and Kurseong towns.

Avinash studied in St Joseph’s School (North Point) in Darjeeling, Himali Boarding School in Kurseong and went to St Joseph’s College in Bangalore.

After his debut performance, Avinash has landed another role in a Nepali film, the details of which have not been disclosed.

“He has been signed one more Nepali film which is being directed by another director from Nepal,” Ghatani said.


Biteka Pal Trailer and Movie Review

6:38 PM
Nepali movie ‘Biteka Pal’ was released on January 10, 2014. The recommendations of the viewers during the premier held on December 28, were also told to be incorporated in the final release. The movie produced by Rajesh Ghatani and Krish Rijal is written and directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’. The movie features Keki Adhikari, Abinash Gurung and Baboo Bogati in lead roles.The director had told that the movie is based on a true story of a woman from Jhapa.

Biteka Pal Trailer and Movie Review


The movie is made on the triangular love story of three characters Numa (Keki Adhikari), Abhi (Abinash Gurung) and Rayan (Baboo Bogati). All three characters are not happy with each other and the movie is the clash between these three characters.

The characters in the movie express their feelings in words and tears but, the presentation doesn’t seem natural. The tension in relationship between the character is documented with words, tears and sad music but, the viewers fail to feel it.

Strength and Weakness

The characters played by these actors haven’t been well presented. Abhi is told to be a well known artist in Darjeeling, but you don’t get a feeling of him being that popular. The twists and turns of the story don’t have enough background to make them believable.

The cinematography is simple, it doesn’t have much artistic touch. Although the movie was shot mostly in Darjeeling, there isn’t much scenes to show the life in Darjeeling. The script of the movie could also have been much better.

Star Cast

Baboo Bogati has done a very good job and has given justice to his role. Keki Adhikari, the central character of the movie, has also done a good acting but, sometimes it seems like an over-acting. The character played by Keki is sad and cries a lot. But, the crying fails to touch the heart of the viewers. Keki has worked hard to justify her role.

The debut actor, Abinash Gurung, has failed to show his acting talent. Abinash’s acting shows a lot of scope of improvement. In serious scenes, he has failed to express the seriousness.

‘Biteka Pal’ is the sixth movie of Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’  as a director. In addition to that he has written the script of twice the number of movies he has directed. Although Nalbo has presented a good character, the presentation of the social and psychological aspect has failed. In terms of script writing, Nalbo has failed to bind the character in a solid story line.


The director and the artists have tried their best to make it a good movie. But, the movie could have been made much better by improving the presentation and characterization. It is a good story but, the presentation has ruined the story.

The story seems to be an original one and if you like love stories and can overlook the shortcomings, you might enjoy the movie.

Watch Biteka Pal Trailer

Darjeeling girl makes debut in Maithili Film

6:34 PM
Meena Gautam : A Darjeeling girl becomes heart beat of Darbhanga Bihar viewers for her role in Maithili language film “Gogh Mein Chand”. The audiences of Bihar have praised the role of 24 years old Meena Gautam in the movie as lead actress directed by Sughan Arts. 

Meena Gautam

The movie was released on 15 February at two cinema halls of Darbhanga. Model by profession Meena gives her debut in the film after being selected by flim maker. Meena is profoundly happy with the release of film which according to her is the first wing of flight to take off to her destiny in larger field. Co-Directors of the film are Uday Raj, Pankaj PrasunJha and Kuwar Umesh. Speaking to VoS, hill girl Meena said that story is based on village life, one will appreciate the film she said.


Dhoom 3 trailer 6 million views within six days

12:13 AM
Dhoom 3 teaser has got more than 6 million views within six days of its release in youtube. The teaser gives you a glimpse of Aamir Khan's chiseled body, bike stunts, Katrina Kaif's beauty and Abhishek and Uday Chopra back in their cop act.

Dhoom 3 Poster

Dhoom 3 is undoubtedly the most awaited film of the year and the roaring response that its teaser has got proves that.

Aamir Khan is playing an antagonist for the first time in "Dhoom 3", the third instalment of the "Dhoom" franchise that started in 2004. In the first two films, John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan played villains, respectively.

The movie will cast Aamir as a super thief who uses acrobatic skills to pull off heists. Katrina will plays his partner in crime and also his love interest.

Abhishek Bachchan returns in his cop's role, chasing the super villain, with Uday Chopra as his sidekick.

Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film will have Christmas release.

Source : intoday

Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber no plans to haveBollywood career

7:22 PM
He is playing a cameo in wife Sunny Leone starrer Jackpot but Daniel Weber says he has no plans to have a career in Bollywood.

Daniel, who is Sunny's manager and owns an adult film production house, said he did the Kaizad Gustad film because the director requested him to.

"I don't have any Bollywood aspirations. I don't want to act in films. I own a production house in the US and I look after the business by sitting here. I also have to manage Sunny's schedules. I am quite busy in managing all these commitments," Daniel told PTI.

Daniel is also taking Hindi classes with his actress wife but he said that he is learning the language to run his business smoothly here.

"As we have shifted our base to India and are currently staying in Mumbai, it is very important to know the language of the country. I am not learning Hindi because I want to have a career in Bollywood," he said.

Daniel, who has acted in adult films before, said he is playing a foreigner in the film, which will hit theatres next year.

"We were shooting Jackpot in Goa and Kaizad needed someone for a cameo role. He approached me with the offer and I couldn't say no. I am playing the role of a conman and also share screen space with Sunny," he said.

The film also stars Sachiin Joshi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tamil actor Bharath.

Chennai Express already earned Rs 48 crore

11:41 AM
In the Bollywood world, where revenue is largely broken up into opening weekend collections, both in India and abroad, satellite rights and advertising and sponsorship rights, Chennai Express according to reports has already earned Rs 48 crore. Opening day collections were at Rs 33.12 crore pipping, Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger which had earned Rs 32.92 crore.

So far running to full theatres, the film has also earned close to Rs 7 crore in paid previews. Prakhar Joshi, of PVR Cinemas told Hindustan Times “Now CE holds the record of biggest opening day at PVR – if you add previews, this number becomes even bigger. We were always confident of film doing well thus backed it with maximum show caning (sic) and right ticket pricing.”

According to Business Standard the Disney UTV produced film has also done extremely well in foreign markets, where the preview collections were at Rs 7.8 crore.

“We’ve received an overwhelming response from all quarters and the film is being loved by everyone,” Gaurav Verma, director – India theatrical distribution, Studios, Disney UTV told IANS.

“Though ‘Chennai Express’ is playing in highest number of screens for any film, we still ran out of capacity in most locations due to this huge demand at the box office and the film is on its way to create new benchmarks,” added Verma.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared that the collective figures minted by the movie on Thursday and Friday in India amounted to Rs. 39.87 crore nett.

Said to have been made at a budget of Rs. 70 crore, “Chennai Express” had a grand release in over 3,500 screens in the country and 700 screens abroad.

The advance bookings for the film were strong, said Girish Wankhede of Cinemax chain.

“It’s doing very well. On Thursday, there were 80 to 90 percent occupancy of seats. Advance booking was strong for this weekend. It will do very well in coming weeks also,” Wankhede told IANS.

Down south also, the movie has received a good response.

Trade analyst Trinath shared: “This is probably the best ever opening for a SRK film in the state. Even though people voiced about the stereotyping in ‘Chennai Express’, none had any issues with it and embraced it with a smile.”

In the film, Shah Rukh plays a north Indian, who falls in love with a Tamil girl, essayed by his “Om Shanti Om” co-star Deepika.

The number of shows were doubled in Chennai for “Chennai Express” as Tamil movie “Thalaivaa” didn’t release there.

“Since ‘Thalaivaa’ didn’t release, the number of shows for ‘Chennai Express’ were doubled (on Friday). We had about 95 percent occupancy for the paid previews and most shows over the weekend are booked,” a multiplex representative in Chennai, said.

Mumbai-based trade analyst Komal Nahta didn’t find the film as entertaining as Shetty’s previous films like the “Golmaal” series, but he didn’t deny that the movie indeed got a “fantastic start” in India.

Internationally too, the film is said to be doing well.

In the Gulf region, it released Thursday and minted $435,000, with 28 screens yet to report. But it is estimated to cross $550,000 by the time all screens report, said a source.

In Singapore, two screens are yet to report, but it made $95,359 on Thursday.

“Chennai Express”, an action comedy, had only night show previews in Britain Thursday, numbers are 142,220 pounds with three sites yet to report.

In Australia, the paid previews Thursday amounted to $34,314, while in New Zealand, the figures came to $6,431.

Adarsh shared on Twitter that the movie took a “huge start in US-Canada”, earning $2,60,000 (Rs.15, 776,020.00 approximately) out of Thursday night preview shows.

Officials at UTV Motion Pictures, which has co-produced the potboiler with Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment, are happy.

“‘Chennai’ Express has taken the box office by storm in international markets. The movie is setting new opening day and paid previews records and benchmarks for Hindi movies in most countries,” Amrita Pandey, executive director, International Distribution, Syndication and Disney Media Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.

“In many cinema chains we’ve added shows and the movie was moved to additional screens and to highest capacity screens. This has been a massive opening to a huge release,” she added.

As we speak #RecordExpress is one of the top trends on Twitter India.

With inputs from IANS. 
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BA Pass movie Review

10:41 PM
There is sex. There is sleaze. Then there is that state of confusion in between where most Bollywood films trying to peddle the S-trick dangle. BA Pass is far from sleaze and manages to avoid any confusion. As the reels roll, you witness a rare Bollywood flick that gives the subject a noir edge, though you wish the film was less tedious with its scenes of sex.

BA Pass movie Review

Debutant director-producer-cinematographer Ajay Bahl's film is based on Mohan Sikka's short story The Railway Aunty that featured in the 2009 anthology Delhi Noir. Sex played a deeply important part to push forward the plot of Sikka's original tale.

A story of less than 7,000 words, however, is not enough to run the full length of a feature film. So Ritesh Shah's screenplay incorporates a few improvisations beyond what Sikka wrote. These work for the film in parts and stretch the narrative on occasions.

This is the story of Mukesh (Shadab Kamal), an orphan who stays with his aunt in Paharganj and is about to finish college. The sultry neighbourhood aunty Sarika (Shilpa Shukla) sets out to seduce him and Mukesh falls for her charm. Too late, he realises she has trapped him into a sordid life he cannot escape.

Debutant director Bahl does a fair job in tracing Mukesh's moral corruption and his eventual doom. Bahl is bang-on while imagining Sarika too, as a middle class housewife with a dual life. But these, you could argue, were readymade advantages he drew from Sikka's material.

The tough deal for Bahl - as it mostly is for any filmmaker adapting a written work for the screen - was to depict the psychological subtext of The Railway Aunty. The sexual undertone about Mukesh often unfolds through his thought process in Sikka's story. Bahl avoids the aspect, and mostly rests his taut film on action defining the protagonist's plight.

BA Pass is essentially a coming-of-age saga using sex as a tool to carry the plot forward. There have been plenty of unforgettable films within that genre in world cinema - Alfonso Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien and Louis Malle's Murmur Of The Heart come to mind. For Bollywood, this is a first attempt of sorts, which makes BA Pass an unusual film.

If Bahl throws challenging roles at his lead cast, the actors reciprocate admirably. Shilpa Shukla, still struggling in Bollywood despite Khamosh Pani and Chak De! India, is brilliant as the scheming seductress. She brims with screen presence. Newcomer Shadab Kamal understands his complex role well. Shilpa and Shadab share a bristling chemistry as dominant and sex slave. It gives the film a strange USP.

It's not quite popcorn & cola stuff but if you are forever hungering for cinema of a different taste, check this one out.

Source : indiatoday
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