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Movie Review: Saat Khoon Maaf (2011)

Saat Khoon Maaf

Saat Khoon Maaf

Director:Vishal Bhardwaj

Producers:Vishal Bhardwaj, Ronnie Screwvala

Star Cast: Priyanka Chopra as Susanna,Neil Nitin Mukesh as Major Rodriques
John Abraham as Jimmy, Irrfan Khan as Wasiullah, Aleksandr Dyachenko as Vronsky, Annu Kapoor as Keemat Lal, Naseeruddin Shah as Tarafdar, Vivaan Shah

Usha Uthup as a Maid, Konkona Sen Sharma in a Guest appearance

Stars: ***

Saat khoon maaf is a thriller, drama and a black comedy film. The story is based on Ruskin Bond’s novel ‘Susanna’s seven husbands. Susanna’s husbands [on reel] Naseeruddin Shah, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Anu Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Vivan Shah (son of Naseeruddin Shah) and the actor from Russia Aleksandr Dyachenko.

Vivan Shah (son of Naseeruddin Shah) is in awe with Priyanka and she gets him educated. He has a soft corner for Priyanka.[Sussana]

Life can be mean to some and they have to relish bad taste in their relationships. So in order to get rid of the unusual relationship and find solace in life Sussana kills her husband’s cleverly by not really committing the murder. Well! The murders of these hubby’s are meticulously managed by Priyanka and her loyal servants. But when she kills the Russian hubby it becomes a little difficult for Susanna to escape. But with the entry of Anu Kapoor who is clean bowled by the beauty of Susanna, helps her get rid of the cold blooded murder. Now wife murdering the husband’s may sound treacherous. But why Sussana decides to kill them forms the crux of the story?

Director Vishal Bhardwaj has intelligently painted the tale on the celluloid. Painting the novel on to the screen, nonetheless, becomes a difficult job. However he has been true to his craftsmanship. Showing older Priyanka and convincing her to look so real must have been so tough but this has surely enabled him to portray her character so very truly. Vishal has done justice to all his male characters. A brilliant job indeed!

Performances of all the actors however is praiseworthy but nothing much to vouch for. John as a druggist has done justice to his character. Naseer was as usual meticulous in his bong character. Irfan performed his usual self nothing great. But the man who remained in the” Not Smooching Controversy was brilliant. Yeah! You guessed rightly Anu Kapoor performed so very exuberantly that his performances will surely leave an undying impression on the audiences. Vivan has ample of potentials. He surely inherits it from both his father and mother. He was excellent in his performances. Vivan as a beginner deserves a pat on his back. Last but not the least Priyanka Chopra enacted well. Her mind blowing performances both as beauty and the beast will kill the audiences

Music: Music is wonderful and the sexy peppy number “Darling… which is already a rave amongst one and all will be liked by the audiences.

Editing: The fast paced editing has added colors to the film However towards the end few scenes could be chopped off to make the film crisper. Cinematography with proper lightings brings the sequences alive.

Flaws: the film could be shorter towards the climax. SKM targets class and International audiences. Minus bollywood ishtyle filmy masala which could restrict the aam junta from coming to the box office windows.

All in all SKM to Priyanka… But Y… for this….. You definitely need to watch the flick at least once.

-Lipika Varma

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 18 February, 2011

“Priyanka and Shahid are very good couple – I mean on screen” – Karan Johar

Koffee with KaranA brief rendezvous with Karan on the sets – Koffee with Karan- season-3

‘Karan Johar rubbishes the rumors of approaching Priyanka and Shahid Kapoor. Also is in no mood to solve Shahrukh Khan and Salman’s differences. But he wouldn’t mind sorting out differences with Ram Gopal Varma on his show. He feels[ on a lighter note] Stars may refuse to be on Shekhar Suman‘s show. However Karan would love to have Rekha on his show.’

Koffee with Karan- season-3 is already making a buzz in the tinsel town. Karan Johar shares a friendly rapport with all the stars and hence he deservedly possesses the monopoly of asking weird questions to them on his show.” I would like to put it this way,’ I do ask them some typical questions on my show ‘CWK” but I always keep in mind not to ask them very personal questions. I go to the extent of even informing them few statements which they may have spoken in a flow, whether they are fine with it. If they do not want those statements I edit it. What I am trying to explain you that,” I am here to keep the show going but not at the cost of spoiling my relationship with them.”

Fine then we quiz what is your take on relationship?” Relationship can be maintained only if you invest on them. The more you invest on them the more you give to the relationship.”

Karan Johar feels that he still has to tap many bollywood stars to appear on the show. For International actors he adds jokingly,” if they come to India I shall catch them at the Airport itself.”

On a serious note he gushes,” Actually Richard Gere was here during the second season. I approached him and he agreed to do the show.”
Will he like to bring Shahrukh Khan and Salman together on his show and solve their differences we quiz?” I have enough of problems to solve for my self. I don’t mind having them on my show separately.” He adds.

Karan does not mind solving his differences with Ramu with him on CWK.” Ya! If Ramu appreciates that I will surely love to have him on my show. “Adding further about his most choice of star to be on the show – he says,” I would love to have Rekha on my show some day. Also, having Ajay Devgan will be interesting.”He adds.

Surprisingly when quizzed which was his best show? Karan unhesitatingly confirms,” The Kapoor family on my show were the best. They kept talking amongst them selves. The Kapoor family has a special connect with our country. They are fun loving and we enjoyed the show.”

Picking a dig at one of the hosts of different shows where stars would not like to attend sheepishly Karan says,” I think it would be Shekhar Suman’s show.”

Karan is very much aware of the power that Star world channel has.” Yes! Our show is on an English channel. The novelty of the channel surpasses all the other channels. Also, merely because it has a power of its own. I am not much bothered about the TRP’s.”

Ask him if the stars and he too believe in having a double standard in life? Sternly he answers,” We all believe in having double standard. Isn’t it?
Finally, rubbishing media reports of having approached Shahid and Priyanka Chopra he assures,” I do not know where from the media started circulating this news. We have not approached anyone of them. So the question of refusing to be on my show does not arise.”

Will he like to approach them? Yeah! Why not? They are a very good couple. I mean on screen. It would be fun to have them on my show CWK.” He quips clearing the air.

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 8 November, 2010

The “Ridunkulous” Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra talks about being techno-savvy, her peers, her filmy-career, her family, social work and more

From “Twitter” to “Facebook” ,Priyanka Chopra is all set to enthrall the audiences by going live on her official website- “I am Priyanka” Well! This is going to be a special site where one can know about her films, Priyanka Chopra’s favorite wardrobe to her favorite shoes. But Apart from all the happenings about her she has devoted a special space to social cause. Her Foundation for the social causes will be taking off very soon.

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 24 August, 2010
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Neil’s Love-Making Sequence with Priyanka Chopra

When it comes to love-making scenes Neil Nitin Mukesh has still a long way to go. So it was discovered when Neil landed up in Coorg last month to play the first of Priyanka Chopra’s seven husbands in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf. During the love-making scene Priyanka had to put all her acting skills into action to get the shy Neil to perform at par with her.

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Posted by Editor on 12 August, 2010
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Priyanka Chopra Determined not to Cut her Hair Short

The buzz in the air is that the pretty Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who won the prestigious National Award in the best actress category for her role in Fashion is adamant not to have her hair chopped for Anurag Basu’s forthcoming movie, Silence. Priyanka is in the habit of doing a thorough research on the character and its look that she is about to essay in a movie before she enacts the role, to look exactly like the character.

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Posted by Editor on 11 August, 2010
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Priyanka Chopra to be The Nation’s Green Ambassador

As per the latest news, the Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has decided to be the nationwide green ambassador so as to kick off several eco-friendly campaigns in India. This information has been revealed by the Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Mr.Ramesh says that he has been speaking to Priyanka regarding several environment-riendly campaigns, which would take place on a national basis. There are projects like tiger conservation as well as river cleaning. Priyanka has given her consent to carry out such projects further.

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Posted by Editor on 10 August, 2010
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Ranbir Kapoor gets under the skin of his character in Anjaana Anjaani

Ranbir Kapoor –the flavor of the season seems to deliver one hit after another all thanks to his professional and very meticulous approach towards a film.

This time around while shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Anjaana Anjaani Ranbir Kapoor got so engrossed into getting a particular running scene right that co-star Priyanka Chopra injured her leg thanks to a pair of high heels and Ranbir ‘s enthusiasm to get thescene right.

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Posted by Editor on 9 August, 2010
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Priyanka Chopra looked the most Arrogant “Tom Boy” on the launch of Fear Factor 3

Priyanka Chopra looked the most arrogant “Tom Boy” on the launch of Fear Factor*3  which will allure the audiences of “Colours.Being the boss of 13 contestants on the show, the ravishing beauty Priyanka spread an aura of liveliness.

In a brief chat with Lipika Varma she discloses so a many things –

Beginning with her laziness she asserts,” Although, I am very lazy as a person and my fitness level is always low, but now that I am doing Khatron Ke Khiladi *3 and Don II which is another action oriented film my mother coaxed me to take up fitness and gymming. I am working 36 hours even though a day comprises of 24 hours a day. What more can I do? She questions innocently. Further informing about her competition she adds,”Don II also has Lara Dutt who is also fitness conscious, so  I have to be fit as we two are in competition.”

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We further steer to a different question…13 men and you will be the only girl? Will you not be pampered? I love being pampered and am going to enjoy it.  I never thought about being pampered. I will be privileged one indeed and which lady will not like being pampered. But I will have the reigns in my hand.”

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 7 August, 2010
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UNICEF to Sign Priyanka Chopra as Brand Ambassador

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has chosen Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra as one of their brand ambassadors.

In a statement, Karin Hulshof, the UNICEF representative to India said that the signing ceremony will take place on August 10 in New Delhi. So, the actress will be now seen supporting UNICEF in the promotion of child and adolescent rights.

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Posted by Editor on 7 August, 2010
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