Remember the ‘ Golden Era ‘ of family movies in Bollywood! South India’s AVM’s, Gemini’s & Prasad Productions made classic family dramas like GHARANA, GRIHASTHI, DAADI MAA, SASURAAL, BETI BETE in early 60’s and Vasu Menon’s KHANDAAN (1965) & B.R.Chopra’s WAQT (1965) set the box-office registers ringing with their tear jerking family dramas in mid-sixties. B.Nagi Reddy’s SWARG NARAK, SWAYAMVAR & YEHI HAI ZINDAGI were huge hits in 70’s & 80’s and Jeetendra carried the torch of family dramas alone in 80’s & 90’s.
Sooraj Kumar Barjatya brought families to the forefront as HUM AAPKE HAI KAUN (1994) emerged as the biggest film of the decade. Rajshri Picture’s followed the tradition and Sooraj Barjatya made another successful family film HUM SAATH SAATH HAI (1999) and it wasn’t long when Karan Johar started his stint in Bollywood with a super entertaining family film KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GHAM (2001). B.R.Chopra’s BAAGHBAN (2003) made everyone cry and Rajshri Picture’s produced yet another family entertainer VIVAH (2006), and their success yet again proved that the Indian audiences loved social family dramas. EK RISHTA, WAQT, EK VIVAH AUR SAHI,BABUL & PATIALA HOUSE are some of the other appreciated family dramas and now, Zoya Akhtar is attempting to revive the much loved & admired genre in Bollywood with a bold take on family dramas in DIL DHADAKNE DO.
IIFA will rock in Kuala Lumpur!!!
All eyes will be on this year’s IIFA in Kualalumpur, Malaysia as Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor host the biggest gathering of bollywood stars this weekend. Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Boman Irani, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Dia Mirza, Aditi Rao Hydari, Neha Dhupia and many more will rock the stage as Shiamak Davar will choreograph the entire show while Shankar Mahadevan spearheads IIFA ROCKS with many talented vocalists.
Tanu weds Manu Returns crosses Rs. 100 crores!!!
QUEEN is still charming her fans as Kangana Ranaut’s TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS is still getting houseful shows all over the world and became the first Bollywood film to cross Rs. 100 Crores in 2015! Already, the film has been declared the biggest hit in overseas territories and it’s to be seen if DIL DHADAKNE DO puts some breaks to the biggest juggernaut of this year as it continues to collect massive amounts all over!
Nawaz Siddiqui’s much delayed LATEEF (seems everyone wants to cash on his new acquired status) also opens this week but the real tussle will remain between DIL DHADAKNE DO & TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS as last week’s releases of WELCOME TO KARACHI, ISHQEDDARIYAN & P SE PM TAK bit the dust and failed miserably;
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, cricketer Virat Kohli & wrestler Sushil Kumar as the Official Indian Ambassadors of YOGA as PM Modi will conduct a Yoga session with 35,000 volunteers at New Delhi’s Rajpath on Sunday, June 21st to celebrate International Day of YOGA;
Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra have been voted as the Social Media King & Queen in a worldwide poll conducted by BOLLYWOOD LIFE Digital Portal; Actress Vidya Balan is now DR. VIDYA BALAN as Ahmedabad based Rai University conferred the Doctor of Arts Honoris Cause degree at a jam packed University session for her contribution to Indian Cinema; BIJOYA RAY, wife of legendary film maker Satyajit Ray and a prominent Rabindra Sangeet singer & actress, passed away at the age of 94 in a private nursing home in Kolkata; Dharmendra is recovering now after being admitted to Beach Candy hospital in Mumbai and as per his wife Hema Malini, will be operated soon for shoulder injury ; and with that, it’s time to say good bye but not before reminding you all to watch this week’s YAADEIN of singer RANU MUKHERJEE on Sunday, June 7nth at 1 PM on SMC # 116!!