MAHESH MANJREKAR

  • Salman Khan: I love Marathi cinema; would love to do a lead role in a Marathi film September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who played a small part in Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi film "Lai Bhaari", says he would like to do a lead role in a film of the genre. He launched the music of Marathi film "Sanngto Aika...!" Monday and shared his desire to feature in such movies. When...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar: Won't be acting anymore for now, but the filmmaker in me won't be out of work May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmakeractor Mahesh Manjrekar's decision to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai NorthWest as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate may have surprised everyone except the filmmaker himself. He says it was not an "overnight" decision. "It isn't an overnight decision," said Manjrekar who claims that he has known Raj Thackeray...
  • Actor Salman Khan 'awestruck' by Congress nominee Gurudas Kamat April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has extended his support to senior Congress leader and Mumbai North West candidate Gurudas Kamat for his various "qualities" as a politician and for his "magnanimity". Salman has in a recorded message appealed to voters to support Kamat because "good work can be done only by...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar to contest Lok Sabha elections as MNS candidate March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar Sunday announced he will contest the Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North-West as a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate. "I got a call from (MNS chief) Raj (Thackeray), and I am very happy today," Manjrekar told IANS. He said "this is the right time" to plunge into...
  • Salman Khan: Govinda didn't like my next remake, refused to do it January 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorproducer Salman Khan, who is all set to produce the remake of Mahesh Manjrekar's Marathi film 'Shikshanacha Aaicha Gho' in Hindi, says he approached Govinda to play the protagonist but he refused the offer. "I approached Govinda but he refused it, seriously. For the last three years I have been...
  • Rajjo: Will Kangana's film stand tall against Deepika's 'Ram Leela'? November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishwas Patil's 'Rajjo' is based on the life of a prostitute, but the director has ensured that no inappropriate dialogues or bold scenes are included in the film. "I always wanted to make a family film, and you can see this in my film as well, although it is...
  • Kangana Ranaut: Rajjo is a bold courtesan October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut, who plays a nautch girl in 'Rajjo', says to get under the skin of her character, she met some of the courtesans of Nagpada, a place in South Mumbai. Directed by Vishwas Patil, 'Rajjo' is based on the life of a prostitute and Kangana's character is based in...
  • Rajjo: Nothing vulgar in the film, says director October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishwas Patil's 'Rajjo' is based on the life of a prostitute, but the director has ensured that no inappropriate dialogues or bold scenes are included in the film. "I always wanted to make a family film, and you can see this in my film as well, although it is...
  • 'Shootout at Wadala' is the highest nonholiday opener of the year May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Among the most keenly awaited releases of 2013, Shootout at Wadala triumphed at the domestic box office with an incredible opening weekend of Rs 30.7 cr (net). It made Rs 10.10 crore on Friday, Rs 9.75 crore on Saturday and Rs 10.85 crore on Sunday. Shootout at Wadala opened...
  • Ajith spends his birthday shooting for his upcoming film May 1, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Ajith Kumar was busy shooting for his upcoming untitled actiondrama in Jaisalmer on his 42nd birthday Wednesday. However, the film unit is planning to celebrate later in the evening along with Ajith's wife Shalini. "Ajith sir will be busy shooting the climax of his film during the day. We...
  • John Abraham wears Amitabh Bachchan's 'Jumma Chumma De De' outfit April 16, 2013

    Priyanka Chopra's look in her special appearance song 'Shootout at Wadala''s 'Babli Badmaash' was inspired by the 1981 hit 'Yaarana'. In an ode of sorts, Amitabh Bachchan's trademark outfit from the chartbuster 'Jumma Chumma De De' song is sported by John Abraham in popular song 'Laila'. Wearing a white shirt, black...
  • 'Himmatwala' collects Rs 31.1 crore in opening weekend April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Sajid Khan's previous films have gone out to collect Rs 100 crore in a matter of few days but his latest film 'Himmatwala' despite boasting of a great star cast, has not been able to draw big collections at the box office. 'Himmatwala' has collected Rs 31.1 crore...
  • Ajith Kumar to undergo surgery in October March 24, 2013

    Chennai: Owing to few injuries sustained during the shoot of upcoming untitled Tamil thriller, Tamil actor Ajith Kumar announced Saturday that he would undergo a longpending surgery in October. "Ajith Kumar will undergo a surgery on Oct 21 and will not contemplate on signing or discussing on any new projects till...
  • 'Mumbai Mirror' Review: Stunt scenes save the day January 17, 2013

    Cast: Sachiin Joshi, Gihani Khan, Vimla Raman, Prakash Raj, Mahesh Manjrekar Director: Ankush Bhatt Rating: 3 out of 5 If Chulbul Pandey in 'Dabangg' was to be merged with Anant Velankar in Govind Nihalani's 'Ardh Satya', we would probably get Abhijeet Patil in 'Mumbai Mirror'. Abhijeet, played by entrepreneuractor Sachiin Joshi, is the product...
  • Watch: The trailer of 'Tukkaa Fitt' May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The trailer of forthcoming Hindi film 'Tukkaa Fitt' is out. The film stars Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Rajpal Yadav, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vaishali Desai, and Mukul Dev in prominent roles. Directed by Shawn Arranha, 'Tukkaa Fitt' is about a group of thieves who are after a don's money. Here is the...
  • Salman Khan is misunderstood: Mahesh Manjrekar May 3, 2012

    Mumbai: For Mahesh Manjrekar, friendship occupies a special status in his life. His close friend Sachin Khedekar and he not only started their careers together, the actor also plays the lead role in the filmmaker's forthcoming Marathi project. In fact, it was Khedekar's idea to make this film in the...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar: An actor by default March 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, who would be seen next as a police inspector in gangster movie 'Shootout at Wadala', says he is an actor by default. "I did this film because of Sanjay Gupta. It was Gupta who introduced me to Hindi film industry as an actor. And I am not...
  • Masand: 'Ready' is an agonisingly boring film June 3, 2011

    Cast: Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Arya Babbar, Mahesh Manjrekar Director: Anees Bazmee Earlier this week while interviewing Asin, I joked to her that it was probably futile on my part to ask about her role in 'Ready'. She said she was relieved I wasn't taking the film too seriously: "It's an...
  • Rebirth of Regional Cinema in India April 29, 2010

    Bollywood may be the buzz word for the Indian film industry, but bolder themes and corporate funding are signalling a rebirth for regional cinema in the country. The Mumbai film industry, home to Bollywood, had been the face of commercial Indian cinema for several decades, relegating nonHindi films to the...
  • 'The audience doesn't want to watch trash' April 20, 2010

    Film director Mahesh Manjrekar brings across the plight of Mumbai mill workers after they lost their livelihood in the 1980's in his forthcoming film City of Gold. He claims they have still not got justice after 28 years of an ongoing strike since 1982. "The workers don't have a long list...
  • First Cut: 'Teen Patti' is stylish but loses track March 27, 2010

    There was a time when critics halfheartedly reviewed Hindi remakes of Hollywood films. But now, there are more remakes than original stories in Bollywood. So, one just has to sort of ignore the references to the original and watch the new version as a standalone product. But Leena Yadav's Teen Patti...
  • Manjrekar gets threats over movie on education January 13, 2010

    Mumbai: Director Mahesh Manjarekar is a worried man not because of his concern over whether his latest film, which is up for release, will be successful at the Box Office or not, but worried because the film Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho faces resistance from a Maharashtrabased sociopolitical group Maratha Mahasangh....
  • Watch: Cyrus on the nuttiness in Fruit & Nut October 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijaykar join CNNIBN to tell everyone just how nutty their latest release, Fruit & Nut is. ...
  • Masand's Movie Review: Fruit & Nut is largely silly October 24, 2009

    Cast: Cyrus Broacha, Mahesh Manjrekar, Boman Irani, Dia Mirza Director: Kunal Vijayakar How many times can you repeat the same joke before it stops being funny? That's a question Kunal Vijayakar ought to have asked himself before unleashing on us his occasionallyfunnybutlargelysilly directorial effort, Fruit & Nut. Cyrus Broacha inadvertently sits...
  • Small budget Marathi film pips Akshay at the BO April 9, 2009

    Mumbai: It's David versus Goliath all over again. A small Marathi film, Me Shivaji Raje Bhosle Boltoy's collections is fast leaving Akshay Kumar starrer 8 by 10 Tasveer behind. Made with a budget of over Rs 30 crore, 8 by 10 Tasveer released with 1,000 prints worldwide but opened to...