Friday, March 30, 2012

Latest update from 'Student of the Year'

The journey of 'Student of the Year' continues to be on a roll. The cast and crew is having a fun time flying from place to another around the globe. Last time we updated you about how Karan Johar cannot stop praising about Rishi Kapoor - cast of Student of the Year and Karan's image along with Manish Malhotra!

This time it is about their next shooting destination. Student of the year just completed it's shoot in Koh Samui, Thailand and now the entire crew and cast is heading towards Bangkok for a month. Dharma Productions are known for making their movies in exotic locations and the places that the art director has chosen for Student of the Year has already raised excitement in the fans. 

We will keep you updated as and when anything takes place in Dharma Productions and our movies. Stay tuned :) 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The ride continues!

The cast and crew are having a great time shooting for 'Student of the Year' and the dynamic locations are just adding to the excitement. Looks like the crew is planning to travel all over the world considering the locations they are travelling now.  As Mr. Karan Johar said, "Today is the first day of a hectic long schedule!!! From the freezing slopes of Kashmir to the thailand heat....SOTY covering every climate!" well with the change in locations, covering all climate it is.

While doing a shooting for 'Student of the Year' Karan cannot stop himself from praising Rishi Kapoor after his excellent performance in previous Dharma movie 'Agneepath' as Rauf Lala Karan praises the talent by saying "Such an honour to work with Rishi Kapoor...his versatility is unreal..Rauf lala to his portrayal of Dean Yoginder Vasisht in SOTY..genius!" well, we totally agree with you Karan, now don't we?

In the middle of the shoot Karan and Manish managed to capture this 'white moment'. Both the gentlemen are wearing white shirt and this is what Karan had to say about the picture "Manish and me...looks like we are posing for a detergent!!!!" funny as always :D

Stay tuned for more such amusing updates from Dharma Productions 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aahatein - Unplugged from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

The Valentine movie of the year - Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was loved by many! Kareena and Imran's pairing created magic on-screen with their great performance  plus the story was a very different concept with a unexpected twist in the end.

The music was given by Amit Trivedi and the songs top the charts. Most famous songs of EMAET are 'Talli Hai Yeh Zameen' and 'Aahatein'. The title track is a fun-party song that makes you get up from your seat and dance till you get tired. On the other hand, 'Aahatein' is a slow romantic song which touched the hearts of the audience.

Yesterday we released the Unplugged Version of 'Aahatein' and it recieved a great response with feedback from fans like - "amazing song.............u rock", "loved it...", "double like" and so on with a total of over 4,000 views in a day :) 

This was just the beginning, we will keep you updated as more songs will keep coming in. For now, listen and enjoy! 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dedicated a week to Mr. Karan Johar

We have dedicated this whole month to the outstanding film-makers of Dharma Movies. Starting from the first movie produced in Dharma Productions - Dostana to the recent released Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. We will appreciate the hardwork of behind the camera stars who are the pillars of a movie.

Each week one set of generation of Dharma Movies is celebrated. This week movies were - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kaal and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. And after going through the movie, surely you have come to a conclusion that this week was a great one! One after the other outstanding movie was released under Dharma during this era and it made this week an exciting and memorable one.

If noticed, it was in this era wherein Karan Johar directed a total of  three movies in a span of few years. Fans loved talking about these movie, and they also highlighted the fact that Mr. Karan Johar is a extremely talented director.

In the upcoming week our audiences will witness new faces as Karan Johar introduced some talented film-makers to the Indian Film Industry in our next set of Dharma Movies :) 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani has been the talk of the town since a long time, finally an official announcement was made by the producer of the film, Mr. Karan Johar, "Our film...YEH JAWANI HAI DEEWANI starts this month...directed by ayan mukherji and stars RANBIR- DEEPIKA and ADITYA ROY KAPUR and KALKI...." 

Now we have two upcoming movies releasing under Dharma banner - Student of the Year and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani officially. One movie Karan is directing, other just producing :) However, if noticed, Ranbir Kapoor and Ayan Mukherji will work together again with Dharma Productions, they have showcased their skill in 'Wake Up Sid' before this which was a Hit Dharma Movie! 

Another news that everyone is talking about is that this is the first movie in which Ranbir and Deepika are paired opposite to each other after their break up. The audiences probably lost the hope of seeing them together on the big screen, but... Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani will cheer all Ranbir-Deepika fans and sure they must be really excited after hearing this news.

Talking about the star cast, the other couple in the movie - Aditya and Kalki is a fresh pair, which is always something to look forward to in a movie. 

For now, this is it - Ranbir and Deepika together, introducing a fresh pair and the shooting starts this month! We will keep you updated :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dharma Women

Women play endless role and are an important part of our lives. Everything is incomplete without them, even the Indian film industry. This can be seen in various Dharma Movies, where women have been marked as a pillar without whom the movie would not make any sense, not only this, Karan has successfully portrayed various shades of women through the different characters in Dharma Movies

Starting from 'Gumrah' released in 1993, a story about Roshni who fights against the injustice done to her with courage and strength.In Kurbaan, another character Avantika portrayed the characteristics like courage, loyalty and Independent when she is betrayed by her own husband and fights against terrorism. Other special mentions include Mandira Khan - wife of Rizwan Khan, who pushes her husband away just to receive justice for her son. Similarly, there is Nanadini Raichand, Anjali from K3G. Tina and so on.

Dharma dedicated a whole day to it's Dharma Women. Click here > to pick your favorite Character!

Monday, March 5, 2012

"SOTY is my last stint at young film" - Karan Johar

Karan Johar has been real busy with the shooting of his upcoming movie Student of the Year. Recently he tweeted about his shooting schedule in Delhi “Am shooting the last day of the schedule in delhi....” as the shooting comes to an end in Delhi, Karan revealed some exciting news about the movie.

Firstly, Karan seems immensely impressed with the three kids in the movie and has announced about releasing their exclusive images on Twitter, a social media platform soon. As Karan said, “the 3 kids in SOTY are lovely!!! Sid has a silent strong charm....Varun has a real fun bratty appeal...Alia is vivacious and super cute!!!” After all this, it will surely be a treat to see their images! But it doesn’t end here, if you have been wondering when the movie will release, here is your answer, “For everyone asking SOTY is short for STUDENT OF THE YEAR...the film i am directing currently and will release in the fall of 2012!!!” straight from Karan Johar.

While shooting for Student of the Year Karan also felt nostalgic by remembering his first directorial movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, “At heart i think i was born old....even at 25 i felt more easy directing the second half of K2H2” it s clearly visible that dhooting the youth life makes him feel older and the same in Student of the Year. While shooting amongst the youngsters Karan is feeling older than he is suppose to, the same is visible when you read his tweet. In addition, he also mentioned that since he will be turning 40 this year, working with the youth makes him feel all the more old and this might be his last youth film, “Am going to be 40 in may!!! And filming with these 20+ actors has made me realise this is definitely my last stint at a "young" film!!!” this surely must be depressing for all Karan Johar fans. However, Karan believes in doing what is best for his movies and this way, he would give chance to more new talents who understand the current generation better.

With all this, it will be exciting to watch how Student of the Year will turn out to be, releasing this fall.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dharma Director’s Journal

When watching the movie, do you look at the technicalities used in making that film? Do you think that director is the soul behind making the movie? If your answer is yes, then this one is for you!

Just like you, many people say that directors play an important role in the film in many ways; he is the Backbone of the film, Caption of the ship, Hero, Co-ordinator and so on. When talk about Dharma history, we have launched a total of 9 directors under our banner – Nikhil Advani, Soham Shah, Tarun Mansukhani, Rensil D’Silva, Siddharth Malhotra, Ayan Mukherji, Punit Malhotra, recently launched Karan Malhotra and Shakun Batra which no other productions house has done.

At the same time, Karan is extremely proud of his talents saying, “At Dharma, we have already introduced nine directors. We are extremely proud of their films.”But it doesn’t end here, Karan plans to continue this practice by launching new talents in his upcoming Dharma Movies – “Taking the train of thought further, we plan to expand our production base and launch many more first time filmmakers in the immediate future."

One of them whom we know of is Akshay Roy who is directing Ekta and Karan’s upcoming production film. And more are on their way! We will reveal them soon J