Aiyyaa

  • Southern superstar Prithviraj plays a cop in 'Aurangzeb April 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Southern superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who debuted with 'Aiyyaa' in Bollywood, wants people to appreciate his acting skills in 'Aurangzeb', not his physical appearance, which was in focus in his first Hindi movie. "Unlike 'Aiyyaa', I am not banking on my physicality with 'Aurangazeb'. It's something else. More than people telling...
  • Prithviraj not banking on physicality with 'Aurangazeb' April 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Southern superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who debuted with 'Aiyyaa' in Bollywood, wants people to appreciate his acting skills in 'Aurangzeb', not his physical appearance, which was in focus in his first Hindi movie. "Unlike 'Aiyyaa', I am not banking on my physicality with 'Aurangazeb'. It's something else. More than people telling...
  • 'Aiyyaa' director plans social comedy January 7, 2013

    Mumbai: His debut movie 'Aiyyaa' may not have garnered desired results at the box office, but director Sachin Kundalkar has moved on. He is now working on a social comedy that he plans to release this year itself. Though 'Aiyyaa' story was interesting as it narrated a middle-class girl's strange likeness...
  • I act in films that don't bore me: Rani Mukerji December 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Rani Mukerji, who plays a distressed wife and a mother dealing with her son's death in her latest release 'Talaash', says she likes to challenge herself as an actor and be choosy as she does not want to be part of films that bore her as well as the...
  • Rani Mukerji: Not many people went to see 'Aiyyaa' November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Rani Mukerji is disheartened that not many went to see her latest release 'Aiyyaa' and says that actors always crave for adulation. Produced by Anurag Kashyap and directed by debutant Sachin Kundalkar 'Aiyyaa' had Rani and south actor Prithviraj in lead roles. Rani played the role of a Marathi...
  • 'Aiyyaa' director: I take the criticisms positively October 31, 2012

    Mumbai: After debuting with 'Aiyyaa', Sachin Kundalkar is busy writing his second film and says it will go on the floors in January next year. "I am writing two scripts and both of them are almost ready. Now I have to choose between the two scripts and put it on...
  • Prithviraj Sukumaran is set for directorial debut in Bollywood October 21, 2012

    Mumbai, Oct 21: After making a success of it in the Malayalam film industry as an actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran now wants to make it big in Bollywood and says that he is thinking about going behind the camera to direct a film. "Direction is definitely on cards right now. But I...
  • Prithviraj wants to team up with Amitabh Bachchan October 20, 2012

    Actor Prithviraj, who is just one-film old in Bollywood, is extremely happy with the response to his recent Malayalam film 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil'. He says he now plans to remake it in Hindi with megastar Amitabh Bachchan. "This is a very special film for me because this story, the plot of...
  • 'Aiyyaa' earns Rs 4.7 crore in the opening weekend October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems director Sachin Kundalkar's 'Aiyyaa' had failed to make any mark at the box office. The film has collected a meager amount of Rs 4.7 crore in its first weekend. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "#Aiyyaa - Opening Weekend *revised* 4.7 cr nett. Disaster!" 'Aiyyaa' revolves around a...
  • Prithviraj entered Bollywood with good reviews October 16, 2012

    Actor Prithviraj who had been keeping his fingers crossed waiting for the initial reviews of his debut Bollywood movie 'Aiyyaa' is quite relieved now. The movie which had a steady opening on October 12 at maximum screens across the nation also has brought good reviews for the actor. While trade analyst...
  • I'm not married to Aditya Chopra, says Rani Mukerji October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, who has rubbished rumours that she is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, says she has left her marriage destiny to god. "My name has been linked with several people, but 'upar waala' (god) will decide who will become my life partner," Rani said in...
  • 'Aiyyaa' Review: An original experiment let down by its many indulgences October 13, 2012

    Cast: Rani Mukerjee Director: Sachin Kundalkar It's love at first smell for college librarian Meenaxi Deshpande (Rani Mukherjee), who falls hook line and sinker for brooding artist Surya (South Indian star Prithviraj) the moment she first catches a whiff of him. Meenaxi, the protagonist of writer-director Sachin Kundalkar’s bizarrely fascinating Aiyyaa,...
  • Aiyyaa: Sillyum, Boringum, Dumbum, Irrititatanum October 12, 2012

    Let's start with the good news. Rani Mukherjee looks great in a skimpy, black, sequined blouse. Her undulating stomach turns the heat up a notch in what is otherwise a loud and meandering comedy about a woman who falls in love with a complete stranger who smells heavenly. She gets some...
  • 'Aiyyaa' Tweet Review: First day, first show October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A filmy Marathi girl, who is the biggest fan of Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit, falls in love with a Tamil artist. How her dramatic family reacts to the entire situation is what ‘Aiyyaa’ is all about. Rani Mukerji and Prithviraj Sukumaran’s highly talked about film ‘Aiyyaa’ is a...
  • Friday Release: Rani Mukerji, Prithviraj's 'Aiyyaa' October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: It’s not been long when Rani Mukerji was among the top heroines of the Hindi film industry. She suddenly vanished from the scene after the failure of her ambitious project ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’ (2007). She appeared in big films such as ‘Saawariya’ and ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’ after...
  • Naughty roles come quite naturally to me: Rani October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: After 'Bunty Aur Babli', Rani Mukerji is seeking to seal her naughty image with 'Aiyyaa', saying 'whacky' roles come naturally to her. Rani says she is similar to her onscreen character of Meenakshi Deshpande, who is divided between her love for a South Indian and a Marathi boy...
  • I will love to do more Bollywood films: Prithviraj October 10, 2012

    South star Prithviraj Sukumaran, whose 'Aiyyaa' opposite Rani Mukherjee is set for a release this week, has decided to slow down in south cinema and focus more on doing Bollywood films. Prithviraj has done more than 80 films down south in different languages -- Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. He is best known...
  • 'Aiyyaa' is not woman-centric: Rani Mukerji October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Rani Mukerji has a meaty role in 'Aiyyaa' but feels it wouldn't be right to call it a "woman-centric" film. She says it is more of a simple love story. "I would call it a romantic film, and I wouldn't categorise this as a woman-centric story," Rani said...
  • 'Aiyyaa', 'Chittagong' clash not planned: Kashyap October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Two of Anurag Kashyap's films 'Aiyyaa' and 'Chittagong' are releasing on the same day. The filmmaker insists the clash was not intentional, but he is confident it will not affect the business of the films. "'Aiyyaa' and 'Chittagong' releases were not intentional. It just happened. 'Chittagong' was due to...
  • Nothing new happening in films today: Rani October 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukherjee feels nothing new is happening in the films today and it is all about revisiting the past. "Our industry comes from an era where Shammi Kapoorji, Raj Kapoorji and all of them were icons in terms of looks. I don't think anything new is happening today....
  • Rani Mukerji wants to build house for her husband October 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Her dream of making a house for her life partner remains unfulfilled, says Rani Mukerji, drawing an interesting comparison between herself and her character in her forthcoming film 'Aiyyaa'. Rani is a dreamer and so is Meenakshi Deshpande, her character in 'Aiyyaa' that releases Oct 12. "I am quite a dreamer....
  • 'Barfi!' is the most deserving film to go for Oscars: Kashyap October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Anurag Kashyap is wearing the producer's hat for Rani Mukherjee's upcoming film 'Aiyyaa' but he hopes to direct the actress in future. 'Aiyyaa' has been directed by Sachin Kundalkar. The film, which releases on October 12, will see Rani returning to the big-screen after a year. "'Aiyyaa' is a...
  • 'Aiyyaa' is riding on Rani's shoulder: Prithviraj October 1, 2012

    He is a superstar down South with 80 films to his credit. But actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is making his debut in Bollywood as the leading man in 'Aiyyaa', has no qualms with the film being portrayed as his co-star Rani Mukherjee's project. "Its a Bollywood film and I am a completely...
  • Music Review: 'Aiyyaa' songs are bizarre yet entertaining October 1, 2012

    Music director: Amit Trivedi Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya Singers: Sowmya Raoh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shalmali Kholgade, Monali Thakur, Shreya Ghoshal, Sneha Khanwalkar, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Amit Trivedi Rating: **** Last seen in 'No One Killed Jessica', Rani Mukerji is returning to silver screen with quirky romantic-comedy 'Aiyyaa' opposite southern star Prithviraj. The hilarious setting of the...
  • Aiyyaa: Rani Mukerji learnt Marathi for her role September 29, 2012

    Nagpur: Actress Rani Mukherjee, who will be seen playing the role of a Maharashtrian girl in the upcoming 'Aiyyaa', says the film is a pure family entertainer. She also expressed confidence that the film would be liked by people of all ages. Produced by Anurag Kashyap, 'Aiyyaa' stars Rani and Prithviraj...
  • 'Aiyyaa' is riding on Rani's shoulder: Prithviraj September 29, 2012

    Mumbai: He is a superstar down South with 80 films to his credit but actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is making his debut in Bollywood as the leading man in 'Aiyyaa', has no qualms with the film being portrayed as his co-star Rani Mukerji's project. "Its a Bollywood film and I am a...
  • Watch: Rani Mukerji's 'Aga Bai' song from 'Aiyyaa' September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Rani Mukerji dances like a dream in the 'Aga Bai' song from the movie 'Aiyyaa'. She will be seen romancing Prithviraj in the film. The film will hit the screens on October 12, 2012. ...
  • Watch: Rani Mukherji on her upcoming film 'Aiyyaa' September 26, 2012

    Rani Mukherji in her forthcoming film ' Aiyyaa' will be seen playing a Marathi murgi for the first time. The actress says she is born and brought up in Mumbai and playing Meenakshi Deshpande in the movie has fulfilled her dream of playing a Maharashtrian. ...
  • Aiyyaa: Rani imitates Madhuri, Sridevi in the film September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: A Bengali brought up in Mumbai, Rani Mukherjee says essaying a Maharashtrian girl in 'Aiyyaa' made it all the more special. The role of a Maharashtrian girl named Meenakshi Deshpande in the movie was like a dream come true for her, says Rani. "I have always said that I...
  • I chose 'Aiyyaa' because I wanted to do a comedy: Rani September 22, 2012

    Actor Rani Mukherji says that when producer Anurag Kashyap came to her with the film, the first thing she told him that she doesn't want to do a dark film. ...