Abbas Mustan

  • After thrillers, director duo Abbas-Mustan want to make romantic, comedy films July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Director duo Abbas-Mustan, who are known for making thriller films, now plan to explore the genre of romantic and comedy films. The duo have made films like 'Baazigar', 'Ajnabee', 'Aitraaz', 'Race' among others in this genre, which have turned out to be hits. Like their contemporary filmmakers who are trying to...
  • How 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' reminded us of Rohit Shetty, Sooraj Barjatya and Abbas-Mustan July 1, 2014

    If you are a die-hard fan of the loud, adrenaline-pumping-special-effects-infused series 'Transformers', you will have realised that this film was a little different than the rest in the series. Why, you ask? Clearly, the film has been influenced by good ol' Bollywood! Don't believe us? Here are a few examples: ...
  • Abbas Mustan not directing 'Veetai' remake? March 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Director duo Abbas-Mustan, who was all set to direct the Hindi remake of Tamil movie 'Vettai', reportedly may not helm the project. A source close to the directors said: "The film was getting delayed and Abbas and Mustan wanted to go ahead with their other projects, which were in the...
  • We are keen to make 'Race 3': Ramesh Taurani December 4, 2013

    Mumbai: If things will turn out well, producer Ramesh Taurani will take the 'Race' franchise ahead and make the third part. The successful franchise started in 2008 and both 'Race' and 'Race 2' turned out to be successful attempts. Taurani told IANS: "We are still scripting for 'Race 3'. It's a very...
  • 20 years since 'Baazigar', Shah Rukh Khan thanks the star cast November 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan took a risk by playing a villain in 'Baazigar' 20 years ago, and he is still reaping rich dividends for that. The superstar Tuesday thanked its makers and his co-actors. The film was released Nov 12, 1993. "20 years of 'Baazigar'. Thanks Abbas-Mustan, Kajol, Shilpa (Shetty) and Rakhiji...
  • Rare! Watch SRK-Kajol's first stage performance at Filmfare awards November 12, 2013

    This one takes you down the memory lane. As Abbas Mustan's 'Baazigar' completes 20 years on November 12, a rare video of Shah Rukh Khan's debut performance at Filmfare Awards 1993 has come into surface. Incidentally, the performance also introduced Kajol. The duo danced on 'Baazigar's' popular track 'Yeh Kali...
  • Delhi High Court pulls up 'Race 2' makers for content March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed displeasure over Hindi film 'Race 2' following a petition that it showed nudity and vulgarity. "Please think where the film industry is going. You are teaching indiscipline to children," a division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice V.K. Jain said. They were...
  • 'Race 2' collects Rs 79.6 crore in first week February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Abbas-Mustan's action thriller 'Race 2' has raked in Rs.79.6 crore net in its opening week at the domestic box-office. The film is also minting money in the overseas market. Co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Ramesh Taurani of Tips Films, 'Race 2' had earned Rs.51.35 crore over first weekend....
  • 'Race 2' is my biggest opener: Jacqueline Fernandez January 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is thrilled with the box office collections of her latest film 'Race 2'. "It (the film) is my biggest opener and I am hoping it continues to do really well. Irrespective, it is a very successful film and it is being liked, so I am very...
  • 'Race 2' collects Rs 51.35 crore in its opening weekend January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Race' sequel seems to be racing at the box-office too as the film has already minted Rs 51.35 crore within three days of its release. 'Race 2' is a sequel to Abbas-Mustan's 2008 thriller. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Race2 collected approx Rs 51.35 cr nett in its...
  • 'Race 2' earns Rs 35.84 crore in two days January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker duo Abbas-Mustan is back with the sequel of their 2008 thriller and within two days of its release, the film has already minted Rs 35 crore. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "INDIA: #Race2 has a FANTABULOUS Saturday. Fri Rs 15.12 cr, Sat Rs 20.72 cr. Total: Rs...
  • Race 2: 5 things I liked, and 5 things I didn't January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Abbas-Mustan have tried to live up to the expectations in 'Race 2' but they probably mistook over-stylisation for drama. The film is bound to appeal certain section of the audiences but there are some sequences which don't do anything other than raising the oomph level. Had these scenes...
  • 'Race 2' Tweet Review: First day, first show January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The direction of Abbas-Mustan is the chief attraction of 'Race 2'. The director duo has tried hard to make a suspense-thriller a sought after genre in Bollywood as the Hindi film industry traditionally leans towards idealistic romantic stories. They have not been successful with their each project but...
  • Friday Release 'Race 2': Who will win the game? January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: It was Abbas-Mustan who established the suspense-thriller genre in the Hindi film industry of 1990s. 'Khiladi', 'Baazigar', 'Soldier', 'Ajnabee', 'Race', they have shown a wide range of films on similar themes. Lately they have started to experiment a lot with their colour combination and editing style. 'Naqaab' and...
  • It's 'Race 2' vs 'Akaash Vani' on January 25 January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Luv Ranjan's love story 'Akaash Vani' starring two not-so-popular faces will clash with Abbas-Mustan directed mega budget multistarrer 'Race 2' when it hits screens Jan 25. We have it from a very reliable source that 'Akaash Vani' producer Abhishek Pathak and director Ranjan took the decision to pitch their...
  • Will 'Race 2' take the legacy of 'Race' forward? January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The much-talked about mega-budget action-packed thriller 'Race 2' is coming out this Friday alongside small romantic film 'Akaash Vani'. If they don't whet your appetite, you can choose 3D-animation film 'Main Krishna Hoon' to satiate your cravings for movies. Sequel to the 2008 film, 'Race', Abbas-Mustan directed 'Race 2',...
  • Music Review: 'Race 2' soundtrack racy to the core January 9, 2013

    Film: 'Race 2'; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyricists: Mayur Puri, Prashant Ingole and Yo Yo Honey Singh; Singers: Atif Aslam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Shefali Alvares, Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Vishal Dadlani, Anushka Manchanda and KK; Rating: **** Director duo Abbas-Mustan bring back not only the thrill and glamour...
  • Race 2: Watch Saif, Jacqueline in 'Lat lag gayi' December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A new song 'Lat lag gayi' from the film 'Race 2' is out. The song features Saif Ali Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez and is set in the backdrop of a party. The film has been directed by Abbas-Mustan and is scheduled to be released on January 25, 2013. ...
  • Race 2: I play an aggressive woman, says Deepika December 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Deepika Padukone, whose father was a badminton champion, uses the spirit of sportsmanship while working in filmdom and says she knows how to be competitive in a positive manner. One of the A-list actresses, she has some good projects in hand like 'Chennai Express' with Shah Rukh Khan and...
  • Race 2: Watch Deepika, Saif in the new song December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A new song 'Be intehaan' from 'Race 2' is out. The song features Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in romantic mood. Directed by Abbas-Mustan, the film also stars John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel in prominent roles. ...
  • 'Khiladi' or 'No. 1': Which franchise is bigger? December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: It all started in early 1990s when director duo Abbas-Mustan thought of making a murder mystery with a newcomer Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia aka Akshay Kumar in the lead. The film 'Khiladi' (1992) worked well at the box office and gave Abbas-Mustan a solid foundation in the Hindi...
  • John Abraham gets chatty about his next 'Race 2' December 1, 2012

    Abbas-Mustan's 'Race 2' has Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Deepika Padukone and Ameesha Patel in the star cast. It will hit the screens on January 25, 2013. 'Race' was a success at the box office, so the makers would be hoping for another good show with...
  • Race 2: Watch the new song 'Party on my mind' November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The first song of 'Race 2' is out now. The song is called 'Party on my mind' and is composed by Pritam. Directed by Abbas-Mustan, the film features Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles. ...
  • Race 2: See John Abraham's new look November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: John Abraham's look in 'Race 2' has been revealed. Directed by Abbas-Mustan, the film is scheduled to hit the screens on January 25, 2013. The film also stars Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. 'Race' was a success at the box office, so the makers would be hoping...
  • New directors are not risky: Akshay Kumar May 1, 2012

    Mumbai: He takes pride in saying that he gave some of his biggest hits with new directors and even today Bollywood star Akshay Kumar feels there is not much risk involved in working with debutants. "I have given some of my best films with new directors - Abbas-Mustan in 'Khiladi',...
  • Abbas-Mustan keen to make Television shows March 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Director duo Abbas-Mustan, known for their thrillers like 'Baazigar', 'Ajnabee' and 'Race', say that they want to make TV shows but their busy film schedule is keeping them from doing so. "TV is a huge industry and reaches out to the entire world. Definitely we should make (a TV serial),...
  • Abbas-Mustan not to make another film for Viacom January 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Due to the creative differences that cropped up while the making of Players between Abbas-Mustan and the production house, their plans for making a third movie together has been put on hold. The first movie of the three-film agreement, Life Partner was directed by Rumi Jafri in 2009. However, the...
  • Abhishek praises Abbas-Mustan for 'Players' January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who stars in Abbas-Mustan's latest film 'Players' has praised the director duo for being the ultimate entertainers. "Abbas bhai and Mustan bhai are great. And the ultimate entertainers. Was an honor working with them and a great crew. Go for Gold guys," Abhishek wrote on...
  • Will 'Players' change Sonam's 'good girl' image? January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Gone are the days when Sonam Kapoor was seen as someone who can fulfil the slot of a quintessential Indian beauty. Her face has a very distinct Indian touch to it which coupled by some intelligent cloth selection makes her appear as a typical neighbourhood girl. However, Sonam...