SRIRAM RAGHAVAN

  • The more the budget, the bigger the star, the more the pressure: 'Badlapur' director Sriram Raghavan April 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, whose 'Badlapur', made a budget of Rs.25 crore, was appreciated by audience and critics alike, says the pressure to deliver increases with a big star and bigger budget. 'Badlapur' starred Varun Dhawan, in what the four-film-old actor called his 'lowest budget' film. Asked if a big budget film...
  • Radhika Apte: Can't see myself just looking pretty and dancing March 28, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Radhika Apte is content after two back-to-back different entertainers -- Sriram Raghavan's "Badlapur" and Harshvardhan Kulkarni's "Hunterrr". Happy with the praise coming her way, she says she will continue trying to pick unique characters. Talking about her performances, she said: "I guess what really worked for me was that...
  • I saw a hungry actor in Varun Dhawan, says 'Badlapur' director Sriram Raghvan March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Varun Dhawan's morally ambiguous turn in 'Badlapur' startled many but director Sriram Raghvan says he chose the actor for his enthusiasm and hunger as a performer. "It was a risk for Varun but not for me. For me, he was just an enthusiastic and hungry actor. It was a...
  • Working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an absolute joy: Radhika Apte March 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Radhika Apte says she leans towards roles that are "meatier" and doesn't want to be just "an object" in a film. "I like roles that are meatier and have some content, roles which are researched. A lot of homework was done for my part in 'Badlapur'. I like to...
  • Turning Point: Director Sriram Raghavan's take on 'The Shawshank Redemption' February 28, 2015

    Bollywood director Sriram Raghavan takes on the 1994 Hollywood movie 'The Shawshank Redemption' directed by Frank Darabont. ...
  • Radhika Apte: If 'Badlapur' makes the viewer uncomfortable, that is exactly the point of the film February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: While Sriram Raghavan's new film 'Badlapur' has been earning rave reviews, many have called the film unnecessarily violent and misogynist in nature. Radhika Apte who has impressed one and all with her performance as Koko in the film, though begs to differ and says 'if the film makes...
  • I credit my performance in 'Badlapur' to Sriram Raghavan, Nawaz and Varun: Huma Qureshi February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi, who is getting good reviews for her performance in her latest release 'Badlapur', has given credit to its director Sriram Raghavan. "We feel good when we get appreciation because as actors we work for appreciation. I thank Sriram Raghavan. It's just because of him the film happened....
  • 'Badlapur' review: It keeps you on your toes, curious to see where its twists and turns will lead February 20, 2015

    Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam Director: Sriram Raghavan The sheer thrill of watching a film and not knowing what will happen next is one of the great pleasures offered by director Sriram Raghavan's unpredictable and deliciously twisted revenge thriller 'Badlapur'. The film stages a chilling battle of wits...
  • CBFC approves violent visual content of 'Badlapur', deletes abusive words February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: The intrinsically violent 'Badlapur', which tells the tale of a man getting even with his wife's killer, has been cleared without any visual cuts. However, the axe has fallen on the 'F' word, not once but twice over. A source said: "While the violent visual content of 'Badlapur' has been...
  • We didn't need a big star, says 'Badlapur' director Sriram Raghavan February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan believes that the presence of stars in a movie help in widening its reach. "Big stars are definitely beneficial for the film because the reach is more. More people come and watch your film, but (ultimately) it (the footfalls) depends on the film," Raghavan told IANS. Talking...
  • Varun Dhawan: Can give my life for my films February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan, who is gearing up for the release of his dark and intense drama 'Badlapur', says he is very passionate about his films and treats every project like his 'child'. For him "every film I do is like my child". "When I do a film, I don't feel that...
  • Varun Dhawan: If 'Badlapur' works, it can enter the Rs 100 crore club February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: With his upcoming revenge drama 'Badlapur', Varun Dhawan is all set to shed his lover boy image in Bollywood and making a mark in the industry as an intense actor. The 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' star hopes 2015 will establish himself as bankable star. "It will be a make or...
  • 'Badlapur' a step towards commercial Hindi films for me: Radhika Apte February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: 'Shor in the City' actress Radhika Apte, who is known for her roles in art house films, is looking forward to Varun Dhawan-starrer 'Badlapur' as she feels it will be an image-breaker for her. Radhika made her full-fledged acting debut in Bollywood with 'Shor in the City' in...
  • Sriram Raghavan made me step out of my comfort zone for 'Badlapur': Huma Qureshi January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi, who will soon be seen in dark, intense and revenge drama 'Badlapur', says it's a special film for her as she got a chance to work with her favourite director Sriram Raghavan, who made sure she was out of her comfort zone. At the launch of a...
  • 'Badlapur' teaser: Boy-next-door Varun Dhawan turns a murderous man in Sriram Raghavan's new film December 2, 2014

    There is something menacing about Varun Dhawan's look in Sriram Raghavan's 'Badlapur'. The actor, who till now has played the boy-next-door in his films, turns a murderous man in Raghavan's film out to seek revenge. The film also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte and Divya Dutta....
  • Varun Dhawan reveals the dark, eerie first poster of his next film 'Badlapur' November 28, 2014

    There is some strikingly eerie about the first look of Sriram Raghavan's new film 'Badlapur. The poster features, two men, presumably the film's two leads- Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, standing across each other at railway station on a dark night with a empty railway track in between them. The...
  • Huma Qureshi was intrigued by the title of Sriram Raghavan's new film 'Badlapur' June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: When actress Huma Qureshi agreed to be a part of Sriram Raghavan's directorial titled 'Badlapur', she wasn't aware of the place by the same name. She got intrigued by the title of the film and quizzed the team on the same. The Delhi girl was pleasantly surprised on learning...
  • Varun Dhawan will play an old man in Sriram Raghavan's next April 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan, who has played a student and new-age Govinda in his past films, will be required to portray a character several decades older than his biological age and the 26-year-old says it will be the toughest role he will get to play for a very long time. After...
  • Varun Dhawan goes from teen romance to dark thriller December 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Newcomer Varun Dhawan will be teaming up with director Sriram Raghavan for a dark comicthriller. The untitled film will see an ensemble cast, the details of which are yet to be announced. Currently, Varun is shooting for his father's film 'Tu mera hero' and 'Sharma Humpty with Dulhania' with Alia...
  • Sriram Raghvan's next on Swarup's 'The Accidental Apprentice' October 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Authordiplomat Vikas Swarup's third novel 'The Accidental Apprentice' will be adapted into a film by director Sriram Raghvan. Raghavan has earlier given us films like 'Ek Hasina Thi,' 'Johnny Gaddar' and 'Agent Vinod'. 'The Accidental Apprentice' is a fastpaced suspense story set in contemporary India. The premise is...
  • Ranbir Kapoor's big plans to revive RK banner August 17, 2012

    Mumbai: It's been a while that Ranbir Kapoor announced his intentions of reviving his grandfather, the late Raj Kapoors production banner. Buzz is that now the ball has started rolling on the grand plans for the RK banner. A source close to the Kapoor family says, "Ranbir was recently approached by...
  • 'Agent Vinod' was never a dream project: Saif April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor Saif Ali Khan, whose debut home production Agent Vinod failed to create magic at the Box Office, says he never considered the film as his dream project. The 41yearold star was riding high on his solo project before it's release, which also starred reallife girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. "To be...
  • Review: Comic hero Agent Vinod is kickass April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Four men meet under the cover of anonymity at a pub perched on top of a hill at Jungfrau, in the Bernese Alps, accessible only by a malfunctioning cable car. They order their drinks (single malt, on the rocks, gin and tonic, vodka, neat and lager) and decide...
  • 'Agent Vinod' makers pay hefty price for songs April 2, 2012

    Mumbai: In Saif Ali Khan's recently released spythriller Agent Vinod, several old songs apparently were used without due permission from the producers or the labels that own the rights to the soundtracks. This has resulted in Saif and his coproducers having to cough up extra cash, a lot more than...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's trade secrets April 2, 2012

    Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra shared some trade secrets with fans at a special screening of some of his best works in Mumbai. ...
  • 'Agent Vinod' will return: Sriram Raghavan March 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Saif Ali KhanKareena starrer spy film, 'Agent Vinod' may not have created a stir at the box office, but director Sriram Raghavan is upbeat on making a sequel. Earlier, even before the movie got released, Saif had said he would make it into a franchise. "We are toying with some...
  • Agent Vinod: Rohan Sippy praises Sriram Raghavan March 26, 2012

    Mumbai: In an industry where rivalry and cutthroat competition thrive, it's interesting to see a director praising another's work. Like Rohan Sippy, who was all praise for Sriram Raghavan's latest spy thriller with Saif Ali Khan. Says Rohan, "Sriram is a dear friend and he has a great vision. So...