PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA

  • Snapshot: Subhash Ghai calls for 'fresh talent' on Twitter for his next venture April 28, 2014

    Filmmaker Subhash Ghai's latest release 'Kaanchi' might have got off to a slow start at the box office but he is unfazed as he has already started looking for budding writers for his next. He invited "fresh faces" and "writers" on his (unverified) Twitter account earlier today. 'Kaanchi', reportedly made...
  • Five films that showcase live-in relationship September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Recently released 'Shuddh Desi Romance' is receiving praise from the critics and the spectators. Director Maneesh Sharma's film that stars Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput and Vaani Kapoor, is generating good revenue as well. The film is a humorous take on the young generation's mindset towards the institution...
  • Fortunate that I'm not from filmy background: Divyendu Sharma June 16, 2013

    Mumbai: There is a deluge of newcomers into filmdom and 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' fame Divyendu Sharma does not feel the heat of the competition as he thinks that there are enough directors and banners for everyone. "I don't really think about the competition. I just want to do good work. I...
  • Why marketing has become so important in Bollywood June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: In almost every interview to promote 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2', Sunny Deol brings up the point of spending huge amount of money on promotional events. The producers keep the promotional budget ready from the last day of shooting and they have their reasons for doing so, but there...
  • Box Office success is crucial for actors: Divyendu Sharma June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Divyendu Sharma of 'Chashme Baddoor' fame feels that commercial success is important for actors as it gives producers confidence to invest in them. 'Chashme Baddoor', directed by David Dhawan, was the remake of 1981 hit romcom of the same name, wherein three bachelors vie to get attention of...
  • I, Me Aur Main: 5 unconventional film endings I liked March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood's popular stories might start with 'hate at first sight' and later move on to usual business, but filmmakers are gradually beginning to experiment, if within a set framework, with the retelling of the 'happily ever after' story book romance. In the end, love will not triumph every...
  • Akaash Vani: Can a 'Chandigarh ka launda' win hearts? January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Kartik Tiwari was supposed to become an engineer but his passion for films steered him to Mumbai, the city of dreams. Director Luv Ranjan's 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' turned out to be a surprise hit and Kartik gained fame for his frustrated speech in the film. His second film...
  • Kartik Tiwari to romance a Bengali girl in 'Kaanchi' January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Good things are happening to Kartik Tiwari his second feature film 'Akaash Vani' is coming out on Friday and Subhash Ghai has finalised him as the male lead of his new film 'Kaanchi', in which a Bengali girl will play the title role. The girl is from Ghai's...
  • Nushrat: Changed my eating habits for 'Akaash Vani' January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Nushrat Bharucha was noticed in 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha' but it was 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' which earned her the spotlight. Director Luv Ranjan has featured Nushrat in his second film 'Akaash Vani' as well. In a candid conversation, Nushrat describes the kind of preparation she went through before...
  • Luv Ranjan: 'Akaash Vani' is about real life love January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Luv Ranjan, who came into limelight with his 2011 sleeper hit 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama', said 'Akaash Vani' is for people who think that love stories don't have conflicts. 'Akaash Vani' has Kartik Tiwari and Nushrat in the lead roles. He explains the central theme of the film. "I have...
  • 'Akaash Vani': Kartik Tiwari ate 25 eggs a day January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Remember leanframed cute looking boy Kartik Tiwari from 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama'? He was asked to beefup for his role in the forthcoming film 'Akaash Vani' and the vegetarian actor devoured as many as 25 eggs a day to gain weight. He had six to eight months to pump up...
  • Kaanchi: Subhash Ghai to rope in 'Akaash Vani' actor? December 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he is in talks with 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' actor Kartik Tiwari for his upcoming film 'Kaanchi'. "We have not finalised him at the moment, but we are in talks with him," Ghai told IANS. For now, Kartik will be seen next in Luv Ranjan's 'Akaash...
  • 'Akaash Vani' will make a mark as love story: Producer December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' fame producer Abhishek Pathak is back with his next production 'Akaash Vani'. He is confident the movie will make a mark as a love story just like 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and 'Dil To Pagal Hai'. "I would call 'Akaash Vani' a legend. Till now, we talk...
  • Friday Release: Race for love in 'Bittoo Boss' April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The first uncensored trailer of 'Bittoo Boss' created quite a big uproar for its explicit content, however the negative publicity more or less went in favour of the film only. What else could the producer of a small budget film want? Directed by Supavitra Babul, 'Bittoo Boss' stars Pulkit...
  • Focus back on b/w films; thank you 'Artist'! February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The success of Hollywood film 'The Artist' has brought black and white films into the limelight again. Earlier it was Steven Spielberg who had made the Academy Award winning film 'Schindler's List' in 1993. Normally, Bollywood follows the popular Hollywood trends. So, will the Indian film industry also...
  • Didn't blame girls in 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama': Luv January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: One of the surprise hits of 2011 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' was equally loved and criticized for its portrayal of tough women. The film took a different stand on the politics of relationships in the modern world. IBNLive confronted Luv Ranjan, the director of 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama', on the...
  • Filmfare Awards: Newcomers may turn the tables January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Slowly and steadily Bollywood has become the opinion leader of the Indian society. The new urban culture is the byproduct of the Hindi films. Thousands of aspiring actors land up at VT with dreams and empty pocket. Some embrace the city, some get embraced by the city, but...
  • Review: 'Tutiya Dil', relevant subject, bad acting January 13, 2012

    Cast: Nikhil Sabharwal, Suzanna Mukherjee, Sidhant Kapur, Iris Maity Director: Amit Khanna The filmmakers have always focussed on the mental agony of the middle class. The only difference that has taken place in the last two decades is that the subject of unemployment has been replaced by failed relationships. Last year's release...
  • True romance has vanished from B'wood: Director August 22, 2011

    New Delhi: In his directorial debut Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Luv Ranjan narrated the perils of falling in love. But his next will be a typical romantic saga because the director feels the muchloved genre has almost disappeared from Bollywood, thanks to romantic comedies. "I am working on a romantic film now....
  • 'Pirates of...' steals the box office this week May 24, 2011

    The trend of small budget films continue this week too. We bring to you the boxoffice report of 'Pyaar ka Punchnama', '404' and 'Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides'. ...
  • Now Showing: Film reviews and making of Hangover II May 21, 2011

    vThis week on 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides', 'Pyaar ka Punchnama' and '404'. ...
  • Masand: 'Pyaar ka Punchnama' is not funny May 20, 2011

    Cast: Raayo Bakhirta, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonali Sehgal, Ishitta Sharma, Divyendu Sharma, Kartikeya Tiwari Director: Luv Ranjan Disguised as a lighthearted comedy, 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' is such a misogynistic film that you can't help but wonder if it was made by someone who's had his heart brutally stamped on by a woman. The...
  • Bollywood gets younger May 19, 2011

    Coming to your box office this Friday are names that don't ring a bell. Yet they are the protagonists of a new trend in Bollywood youth stories told with a fresh perspective.Bollywood has for long been dominated by 40plus talent, be it in acting or direction. But now some...