Satellite rights game…. Who is the real winner??

Imagine that you come to know that the most recent movie that you saw in a movie hall last week is about to be aired on television in a month” time… How do you feel about it??

Well, gone are those days when you had to wait for months and months before you get a chance to watch a new movie on television. It’s the latest trend on television these days. Honestly, in my opinion both the audience and the director are the real winners and not to forget the channel that airs these movies. The channels do mint loads of money as they get maximum viewers watching their channel and no doubt sponsors make it even bigger. They get chance to showcase their latest serials to the audience.

Let me give you an example, I might not watch ZTV and its daily soaps, but as you know that ZTV has bought the satellite rights of Don 2 for 37 crores. Yes you read it right… 37 crores. , so when they air Don 2, during the break, they will show the promos of their daily soaps, and this is when they get a chance to attract new viewers for their shows. Isn’t it interesting!!!! Not only this, the directors too get some return on the investment even before the movie is released. According to some experts, the TV satellite rights market has grown more than 10 times in the last decade alone. “Big flicks bring channels high TRPs and bumper ad revenue. This also gives a chance to the television audience to watch a movie in this living room with his entire family.”

So are you excited to watch the daily soaps 😉 just kidding. So are you excited to know which channel is in the game of buying movie satellite rights…. here you go 

  • Sony Entertainment Television has inked a deal for four movie blockbusters including the super hit ‘The Dirty Picture’. (Amount not disclosed)
  • Zee acquires satellite rights of Don 2 for Rs. 37 crores
  • The satellite rights of `Agneepath` have been sold to Zee for Rs 41 crore
  • `Krrish 3` has been sold for Rs 37 crore to Star TV
  • Sony Entertainment supposedly paid 40 crore for Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor’s Movie “Taalash” 

So are you going to watch Agneepath in a Movie Hall or in your living room!!!!  So let us know your views on this latest trend 😉 

Happy Viewing.

Are you ready for the 57th FilmFare Awards 2012!!

Oh yes, the biggest and arguably the best Award Show that Indian Cinema has ever witnessed….Till date. And it is all set to knock on your Television sets soon. The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group and is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India.

The honour is been given to both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare Awards have been often referred to as Hindi film industry’s equivalent to the Oscars. (Well it’s a debatable topic, let’s not get into it) 😉 I know you must be eagerly waiting to find out the nominations for this year’s FilmFare Awards, but before that let me take this opportunity to share some interesting facts about these awards.

Did you know:

– Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have won 8 awards each till date(Best Actor + Best Supporting Actor)

– Surprisingly, the biggest blockbuster hit in the history of Bollywood – Sholay, won only one Filmfare Award in 1975 and that too for Best Editing.

– ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ was the first movie to win ‘Filmfare Award For Best Film’.

– In the 25th year of Filmfare Award ceremony, the statue was made of silver, while in the 50th year of its celebration, gold status were given.

– Filmfare Award was initially named ‘Clare Awards’, after the ‘Times of India’ film critic – Clare Mendonca.

– In 1969, Sunil Dutt organized a party for Dilip Kumar, when the latter beat him for ‘Filmfare Best Actor Award’. This started the trend of post-award parties in Bollywood.

– In 2006, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Black’ won 11 Filmfare awards, the most awards won by a movie in the history of Filmfare Awards, till date.

So are you finally ready to find out the Nominations!!!!! Here you go ………

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actor.  This will be surely be one of the most toughest category, with such amazing actors in the race.

  • Ajay Devgan – Singham /  Amitabh Bachchan – Aarakshan / Hrithik Roshan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar / Salman Khan – Bodyguard / Shahrukh Khan – Don2

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actress.  

  • Katrina Kaif – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan / Mahie Gill – Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster / Priyanka Chopra – 7 Khoon Maaf / Vidya Balan – No One Killed Jessica / Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Film

  • Delhi Belly / Don 2 / No One Killed Jessica / Rockstar / The Dirty Picture / Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Director

  • Abhinay Deo – Delhi Belly / Farhan Akhtar – Don2 / Imtiyaz Ali – Rockstar / Milan Luthria – The Dirty Picture / Raj Kumar Gupta – No One Killed Jessica / Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Abhay Deol – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Farhan Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Naseeruddin Shah – The Dirty Picture / Pitobash Tripathy – Shor In The City / Vir Das – Delhi Belly

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Juhi Chawla – IAM / Kalki Koechlin – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Parineeti Chopra – Ladies vs Ricky Bahl / Rani Mukherji – No One Killed Jessica / Swara Bhaskar – Tanu Weds Manu

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Music Director – So who will win this award… who will you bet on !!!!!

  • A.R.Rahman – Rockstar / Ram Sampat – Delhi Belly / Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Sohail Sen – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan / Vishal-Shekhar – Ra.One

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Lyrics ( I am Surprised to see Chammak challo in this list.. Are you???  )

  • Gulzar – Darling – (7 Khoon Maaf) / Irshad Kamil – Nadaan parindey – (Rockstar) / Irshad Kamil – Sadda haq – (Rockstar) / Javed Akhtar – Senorita – (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) / Vishal Dadlani and Niranjan Iyengar – Chammak challo – (RA.One)

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Playback Singer (Male)

  • Akon and Vishal Dadlani – Chammak challo (RA.One) / Mohit Chauhan – Jo bhi mein (Rockstar) / Mohit Chauhan – Sadda haq (Rockstar) / Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Teri Meri (Bodyguard) / Shafqat Amanat Ali – Dildaara (RA.One)

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Playback Singer (Female)

  • Alyssa Mendonsa – Khwabon ke parindey (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) / Harshdeep Kaur – Katiya karu (Rockstar) / Rekha Bhardwaj & Usha Uthup Darling (7 Khoon Maaf) / Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Meri (Bodyguard) / Shreya Ghoshal – Saibo (Shor In The City)

So are you ready….. Oh did I mention that Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor will be hosting the show this year……. So get glued to the television on 29th January on Sony Television and watch your favorite stars dazzle the screen. Do let us know about your favourite moments during the award ceremony. It’s always good to know your views. Happy Viewing.

Words will not be enough to write about Javed Akthar

The moment we hear “Javer Akthar”, all we say is WOW, what an amazing talent, what command over words. We are all too small to praise and write about him, but taking this chance to dedicate this post to Javed Saab. What better occasion to choose writing about him than on his 67th Birthday. Not many would know that his original name was Jadoo, taken from a line in a poem written by his father: “Lamba, lamba kisi jadoo ka fasana hoga”. But soon he was given an official name of Javed since it was the closest to the word jadoo.

Did you know, in his early years living in Mumbai, he managed to write the dialogue for a minor film for Rs. 100. Soon he joined with his friend Salim Khan to develop the story for Adhikar. And the world knows them as Salim-Javed. Both of them had a wonderful run in the film Industry with super-hit movies like Andaz, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay and Don. You will not be surprised to know that Javed Saab has won the National Award five times and won the Filmfare Award fourteen times, seven times for Best Script writing and seven times for Best Lyrics.

No doubt that he is a true gem to this Film Industry, and will always be one of the strongest pillar to this Industry. He is not just a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter, but a true gentleman, and a man of his words. iDubba and team takes this opportunity to wish him Happy Birthday .

Will leave you all with his amazing poetry in “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”.

Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyaan leke chal rahe ho Toh zinda ho tum

Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyaan leke chal rahe ho Toh zinda ho tum

Hawaa ke jhonkon ke jaise azad rehna seekho

Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna seekho

Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein

Har ek pal ik naya samaan dekhein yeh nigaahein

Jo apni aankhon mein hairaaniyaan leke chal rahe ho Toh zinda ho tum

Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyaan leke chal rahe ho Toh zinda ho tum

Do let us know you favourite Javed Akthar written Movie, Dialouge, Poetry or Song. Happy Viewing!

iDubba Recommends- ‘Movie Plex’!

STAR MOVIES

valkyrie

valkyrie

1.Valkyrie:  IMDb Rating 7.3/10, Genre: Drama|History|Thriller|War

Awards:1 win & 8 nominations

Personal Recommendation: I was initially extremely skeptical due to the film’s negative reception from film critics. I was also extremely skeptical of Tom Cruise, not to mention the film itself. I was completely turned off by the multiple times this film’s release date was bumped back. This is surely a sign of a struggling, failing film, right? No. I am pleased to report that the film was absolutely fantastic. It completely delivered and left me satisfied – and thinking – for days after the viewing.

Watch this on Sunday, 11 july @6:40PM.

2.Titanic:  IMDb Rating 7.4/10,

Genre: Drama|Romance

Titanic

Titani

Awards:Won 11 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 48 nominations.

Personal Recommendation:Titanic directed by James Cameron presents a fictional love story on the historical setting of the Titanic. The plot is simple, noncomplicated, or not for those who love plots that twist and turn and keep you in suspense. The end of the movie can be figured out within minutes of the start of the film, but the love story is an interesting one, however. Kate Winslett is wonderful as Rose, an aristocratic young lady betrothed by Cal (Billy Zane). Early on the voyage Rose meets Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), a lower class artist on his way to America after winning his ticket aboard Titanic in a poker game. If he wants something, he goes and gets it unlike the upper class who are so concerned with their social worries. The two fall in love and the audience sees the sinking of the Titanic primarily through their eyes.

Watch this on Sunday, 11th july @9:00PM.

HBO

incredible-hulk

incredible-hulk

1.The Incredible Hulk:  IMDb Rating 7.1/10, Genre: Action|Sci-fi|Thriller

Awards: 4 nominations.

Personal Recommendation:Honestly, as soon as I heard they were making another Hulk movie I was surprised. When I heard they had cast Ed Norton, I was shocked. So going into this movie I had no idea what to expect. Coming out, I feel like an idiot because it was really masterfully done. Lettier does an amazing job, Norton was fantastic, and as far as a comic book movie goes, this one is just about on top with little nods and mentions. If you don’t walk out of this film screaming HELLL YEAAAA, then you are not normal. Far better than Ang Lee’s attempt at the green man and as far as this year, it’s definitely Marvel’s year. No better way to make up for Spiderman 3 than releasing Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk just a month apart. Thank you Marvel for cleaning the mess Spiderman 3 left and clearing your name. This film just makes me thing of one word…AVENGERS

Watch this on Saturday, 10th july @12:00PM.

UTV Action

1.The Fifth Element:  IMDb Rating 7.4/10,Genre:Action|Adventure|sci-fi

Awards:Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 17 nomination.

Personal Recommendation:The Fifth Element is another fine example of the filmmaking talents of Luc Besson. Luc Besson, a creative genius and the director of classic films such as The Big Blue, Nikita and Leon (The Professional) has returned to the genre that started his filmmaking career, sci-fi. In The Fifth Element Luc Besson realises his life long ambition to make a film based on a story he thought of while still at school, Zaltman Bleros. Writing and directing the film, he skillfully mixes humour with action and amazing visual effects that put The Fifth Element in a class of it’s own. Stunning performances are put forward by Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker and Gary Oldman, who returns to work with Luc Besson after playing Norman Stansfield in Leon. The Fifth Element show us how well comedy, action and romance can be put together. Overlooked at the Academy Awards, Luc Besson won the Cesar for Best Director at Cannes in 1998 for The Fifth Element. Simply, an excellent film, 10/10.

Watch this on Sunday, 11th july @6:45PM.


iDubba Recommends- ‘Movie Plex’!

ZEE STUDIO

1.Catch me if you can:  IMDb Rating 7.8/10, Genre: Biography|Crime|Drama

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations.

Personal Recommendation:An FBI agent tracks down and catches a young con artist who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor, assistant attorney general and history professor, cashing more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 countries

Watch this on Saturday, 5th June @11:15PM.

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Quantum Of Solace:  IMDb Rating 6.8/10, Genre: Action|Adventure|Thriller

Awards:Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations

Personal Recommendation:Seeking revenge for the death of his love,

secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country’s valuable resource.

Watch it on, Saturday, June 5th @9:00 PM

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SONY PIX

A Few Good Men:  IMDb Rating 7.6/10, Genre: Crime|Drama| Mystery |Thriller

Awards:Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations

Personal Recommendation:

In the heart of the nation’s capital, in
a courthouse of the U.S. government, one man will stop at nothing to keep his honor, and one will stop at nothing to find the truth.

 

Watch it on, Sunday, June 6th @2:55 PM

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STAR GOLD

Paa:  IMDb Rating 7.2/10, Genre: Drama

Personal Recommendation:Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent and witty 13-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated aging. He suffers from a progeria-like syndrome. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks five times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan) who is a gynecologist. Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is young, progressive and a full-of-ideals politician. He is out to prove to the world that ‘politics’ is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol’s son

Watch it on, Sunday, June 6th @12:00 PM

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STAR ONE


A Few Good Men:  IMDb Rating 6.8/10, Genre: Action|Drama| Mystery |Romance|Thriller

Awards: 3 wins & 10 nominations.

Personal Recommendation: Mumbai-based wealthy Sanjay Singhania is the Chair of Air Voice, lives now as a semi-crazed recluse in Odyssey Apartments in Hiranandani Complex. He was loved by Kalpana Shetty, a spunky and compassionate ad model, who rescued 25 young girls from the clutches of a gangster named Ghajini Dharmatma, but ended up getting killed by him. Sanjay has put together his past life piece by piece through tattoos, notes on his wall, Polaroid photographs, etc.. not knowing that soon he will be investigated by Inspector Arjun Yadav; betrayed by a ‘friend’ named Sunita; while Ghajini and his goons are out to erase every bit of evidence he has gathered in his apartment and thus ensure that he ends up remembering nothing

Watch it on, Sunday, June 6th @5:30 PM

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iDubba Recommends- ‘Movie Plex’!

Zee Studio

1.The World’s Fastest Indian:  IMDb Rating 8.0/10, Genre: Biography|Sport|Drama

Awards: 10 wins & 5 nominations

Personal Recommendation: The story revolves around a bike enthusiast ,Burt Munro and his highly modified  1920 “Indian Scout” motorcycle.Munro’s Indian Scout being only 627th bike to leave  the American factory,which had original top speed of 55mph/89 kmh

This didn’t satisfy Munro, so he modified his beloved Indian.When Burt arrives in Los Angeles, he experiences sceptism,bureaucracy and coldness of big city people.But his blunt but gregarious nature came to his rescue ,to overcome any hurdles.In short a must watch for not only a bike enthusiast but for anyone.

Watch this on Sunday, 2nd May @9:00PM.

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AXN

1. Mind Hunters: IMDb Rating 6.2/10, Genre: Drama |Mystery |Thriller

Awards: Nominated for Oscar.Another 12 wins & 20 nominations.

Personal Recommendation: I don’t want to reveal too much  to spoil the essence.So i’ll stick to the basics.A small group of FBI serial killer experts are in atraining programme.Val Kimer is the trainer,an eccentric characternamed Harris.the whole idea is putting them in a situation where they are likely to mess up so that they will think twice before acting too quickly or jump to wrong conclusion in real life.

Watch it on, Sunday, May 2nd @8:00 PM

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Sony Pix

1. Stranger Than Fiction: IMDb rating 7.9/10, Genre:  Comedy | Drama|Fantasy|Romance

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations

Personal Recommendation: I saw stranger than fiction , it is one of the most engaging ,funny,poignant movies about writing,the creative process and the human nature i have seen since ADAPTATION

Watch it on Sunday, May 2nd  3:00 PM

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HBO

2. The Number 23: IMDb Rating 6.2/10, Genre: Animation | Action |Comedy

Awards: 4 nominations.

Personal Recommendation: The number 23 is a story about a man who starts to read a book called The Number 23 , about a detective who begins to go crazy connecting the number 23 to everything,eventually ending with the detective committing murder.Now this scares the man because he finds the most part of the points in the book mirror his own life.Jim Carrey’s performance is surprisingly very good

Watch it on, Sunday, May 2nd @11:15 AM

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iDubba Recommends- ‘Movie Plex’!

This week we have handpicked some movies from different Channels which should be of your interest. These movies are from Various genres but are highly recommended by audience over iDubba. Have a look-
HBO:-
Seven pounds

1. Seven Pounds:  IMDb Rating 7.5/10, Genre: Drama

Awards: 2 wins and 5 nominations.

Personal Recommendation: Will Smith has always been an interesting actor for me. I watch  everything he does because I’m a huge fan. This film blew me away. The acting was superb, the story  was heart wrenching.The crash scene re-enactment was really quite  stunningly done.

Watch this on Thursday, 22nd April @6:00PM.

2. Kung Fu Panda: IMDb Rating 7.7/10, Genre: Animation | Action |Comedy

Kung Fu Panda

Awards: Nominated for Oscar.Another 12 wins & 20 nominations.

Personal Recommendation: It is the perfect blend of comedy, heart, and

action,all necessary elements in a successful and great animation film.In short,

if you enjoyed

Madagascar, Shrek, Surf’s Up or Happy Feet, you will love Kung Fu Panda

Watch it on, Sunday, April 25th @9:00 AM

Star Movies

1. The Silence of the lamb: IMDb rating 8.7/10, Genre:  Crime | Thriller

Awards: Won 5 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 27 nominations

Personal Recommendation: I think there is not much to say, all who like thrillers know this one.It is the Best Thriller movie of 1991 which never gets old.

Watch it on Sunday, Apr 25th  2:35 PM

Zee Studio

1. Bad Company: IMDb Rating 5.3/10, Genre: Action |Adventure|Comedy

Personal Recommendation: This movie is worth watching if you

are in the mood for a funny  movie with an action filled plot.

Watch it on friday April 23rd @8:20 PM .