Yes.... Rang De Basanti is India's entry to Oscars 2006.
It's official: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti is India's entry to the Oscars next year. So, Aamir Khan heads to the Oscars yet again.

And, the second one?
Deepa Mehta's Water will be Canada's Official entry to Oscars.

Canada has set a record for foreign Oscar submissions by nominating a Hindi-language film, the Deepa Mehta-directed Water. Delhi-raised Mehta has made Toronto her home for over two decades and Water is the most successful of the seven films she has made in 15 years.
By Aravind on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 9:44 PM Post Categories:
It seems to be the season for composers to make ridiculous statements. My previous post was about Pritam. Now it is Himesh's turn. Himesh claims himself to be the "first global rockstar" of India. He put out full page ads in national dailies saying the same!

When asked if he is better and higher than all-time music greats like Lata Mangeshkar and AR Rahman, he says - “Lataji is my guru and I am not comparing myself to Rahman. If they did not claim to be stars, what can I do?”

Mr. Himesh, have u heard of the word "modesty"?!
By Aravind on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 7:06 AM Post Categories: ,
Wondering who could succeed Anu Malik as the next big copycat in bollywood? It is none other than Pritam - the composer of successful albums like Dhoom, Gangster among others. Surprised? Let me add that some of his most famous compositions were blatant tune lifts - Dhoom Macha Le (Dhoom) and almost all songs of Gangster!, the database of 'inspired' indian film songs, lists 20 complete tune lifts by Pritam - in just 3 years!!! At this rate, he can easily dethrone Anu Malik.

Pritam was in news recently. His all famous Ya Ali (Gangster) was a total ripoff of Ya Ghali by the Arabic band, Guitarra. Unfortunately for Pritam, the company which produced the original is owned by none other than the Prince of Saudi Arabia, who is considering legal action against Pritam and the producers.

What's funny is the way Pritam reacted to this news, in an interview to Musicindiaonline.
"I’ve earned Rs. 60,000 for Ya Ali. So if Guitarras wants to share my profits for it they are welcome."
By Aravind on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 1:38 PM Post Categories: ,
Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

PS: Today is positive thinking day!
By Aravind on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 12:59 PM Post Categories: