FERRARI KI SAWAARI
December 28, 2012, 2:27 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: Who would have thought the less spoken subject of sperm donation could be a theme entertaining enough for a commercial movie? Or the woes of a middle-class Indian housewife, who can't speak fluent English? In 2012, the limelight in Bollywood turned towards fresh faces, stories and ideas. Top-notch actors paved the way for young and new talent, with or without filmy connections, while producers gave worthy platforms and good marketing to fresh directors. The year began on a positive note with 'Agneepath'. It was a mammoth task to direct the movie, a remake of the 1990 film of the same name, but debutant Karan Malhotra sailed through it well, garnering good results at the box office.
July 7, 2012, 3:59 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: The Khan surname often works well at the Bollywood box office, and actor Kunal Khemu, whose next film 'Go Goa Gone' is being produced by Saif Ali Khan, hopes the association creates wonders for his movie as well. Is he trying to cash in on Saif's Khan surname? "Well yes, right now I would want to cash on that and I hope it turns out to be true. We are very lucky that he has come on board to make this film because, like I said, it is a unique film," said the 29-year-old, who is currently dating Saif's younger sister, actress Soha Ali Khan. "Initially when we told the story to other people, they
July 4, 2012, 6:52 pm | Press Trust of India MOVIES NEWS
Mumbai: Producers of the film 3 Bachelors have sent a legal notice to its actor Sharman Joshi accusing him of defaming their film. Manoj Rastogi and Pramod Sharma, who produced the film in making for 10 years, alleged that Sharman was defaming the movie after he reportedly accused that they were trying to benefit from the attention around his recent release Ferrari Ki Sawaari to pull their long-pending project out of cans. "Sharman should not have made such remarks. It is very unfortunate," Rastogi told PTI. "Has Sharman not been paid? How can he level such allegations against us and the film," Rastogi said, describing Sharman as a talented actor who should understand realities of Bollywood. The
June 26, 2012, 1:58 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: Boman Irani worked in Rajkumar Hirani's first film 'Munnabhai MBBS' and recently teamed with Rajesh Mapuskar for his debut vehicle 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari'. The talented actor, known for his comic roles, says he has never hesitated to work with newcomers in his decade-long career. "I hold a record. I have done 22 films with new directors. There are a lot more young directors out there. I cannot be accused of working with only the big guns," Boman told IANS. Praising Mapuskar, he said: "For a first time director, this is an exceptional film. The guy is pressing the right button and giving you the right space and that is direction. Above all, he is a wonderful
June 21, 2012, 11:14 am | IANS MOVIES NEWS
Mumbai: He is not a stranger to filmdom, considering his father-in-law is veteran artist Prem Chopra and his sister Mansi Joshi is an actress and is married to actor-filmmaker Rohit Roy. But Sharman Joshi says connections don't work in showbiz and everyone has to prove his or her mettle to get recognition. "You are at the mercy of people. No connections really help here (filmdom). You have to prove yourself. No one can fight the battle for you. It has been a lonely journey," Sharman Joshi told IANS in an interview. After having been part of the industry for 13 years and having worked in 19 films, Sharman says there is no particular formula to succeed in showbiz.
June 20, 2012, 10:40 am | Press Trust of India MOVIES NEWS
Mumbai: Actor Sharman Joshi, who is basking in the glory of his recently released solo hero film 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari', says that even though he would strive for blockbuster films, his primary motive would be to be a part of good films as that would eventually reflect at the box office. Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' featured Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and child actor Ritvik Sahore. "I am member of a club that is here to make good cinema or striving towards making good cinema. It is a new club and it assures you that figures will come. That (figures) is secondary and that will happen, primary motive is to strive towards making good cinema," Sharman
June 19, 2012, 12:02 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' is Sharman Joshi's first solo hero film and has no female lead, but it has managed to pull in viewers and ended grossing about Rs 14 crore in the first three days of its release. Made at a budget of Rs 10 crore, including publicity and marketing, the film about father-son relationship has already recovered its cost. "The film is doing extremely well in all our cinemas. Friday we had around 60 percent occupancy while Saturday-Sunday had over 80 percent occupancy," says, Anant Verma, director and business head of DT Cinemas. Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, 'Ferrari Ki Sawari' is Rajesh Mapuskar's first directorial venture and hit the screens Friday.
June 15, 2012, 11:45 pm | CNN-IBN REVIEWS
Cast: Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Vidya Balan, Nilesh Divekar, Deepak Shirke, Satyadeep Mishra Director: Rajesh Mapuskar Like the Munnabhai movies and 3 Idiots with which it shares its DNA, Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a well-intentioned film with its heart positioned firmly in the right place. And yet, this simple-minded tale about an ordinary family chasing an extraordinary dream never quite soars. Sharman Joshi is Rusy Deboo, a government clerk who’s honest to a fault. When he accidentally jumps a traffic light, he searches for the nearest police post and insists on paying a fine. Rusy lives with his crabby father Behram (Boman Irani), a former cricketer who never made it to the big league, and his 12-year-old
June 15, 2012, 1:34 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
Mumbai: Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani starrer 'Ferrari Ki Sawari' hits the theatres Friday and Aamir Khan hopes that the film does so well at the box office that it beats the success of their movie '3 Idiots'. "I am here to wish the entire team. I am sure they have made a good film and Sharman is a nice actor and our wishes are with them. We want everyone who watched '3 Idiots' to watch 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' also. We wish that this film goes far beyond '3 Idiots'," the 47-year-old said here Thursday at the premiere of the film. 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' is Rajesh Mapuskar's directorial debut and has been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
June 15, 2012, 10:51 am | IBNLive.com REVIEWS
New Delhi: Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and child actor Ritvik Sahore starrer 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' hits the screens on June 15, 2012. 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' has been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar. The film which revolves around a father-son duo is said to be high on emotional drama. The Ferrari used in the film belongs to ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Let’s wait and watch whether he has also done a cameo in the film or not. This is the first Bollywood film which was shot at the Lord's in England. ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ is Sharman’s first solo film. Rohit Vats of IBNLive is inside the theater to live tweet the experience, stay
June 14, 2012, 5:34 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
Mumbai: In 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari', Sharman Joshi's first solo-hero film releasing June 15, the talented actor plays an interesting Parsi character - and a plump one at that, with a very pointed, sharp nose and popping ears. Sharman says he enjoyed the role. "We worked on many physicalities. The character is based in a Parsi family. Thanks to my sharp nose, I look like a Parsi. We sharpened the nose even more and popped out the ears. I put on about 8 to 10 kg of weight," Sharman told IANS. "The emotional quotient of being gentle, honest and always smiling took some time to come. There were also workshops and, of course, I was on a holiday in
June 13, 2012, 12:55 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: While Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' is creating a lot of buzz with people praising the film for its simplicity, reportedly there is one section which doesn't seem to be too happy - the car company. A sequence in the film shows the car being towed by a bullock cart - something which seems to have irked the company bosses. It is being said that apparently Ferrari's top brass wants to see the film. However, the producers are completely silent on the matter. "Vinod Chopra Films is in touch with the Ferrari office in India and their headquarters and we don't know the details. As of now, there is no screening arranged for them,"
June 12, 2012, 10:47 am | IANS MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: After breaking all opening box office records with his movie '3 Idiots', filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's next offering 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' is ready to hit theatres Friday. Also releasing with it are projects like 'Chakradhaar' and 'Qasam Se Qasam Se' First time director Rajesh Mapuskar has wielded the megaphone for 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari', co-written by Mapuskar and Chopra. The film's star cast includes Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and child artist Ritvik Sahore. With no lead actress, the film marks Sharman's first solo-hero project. It narrates the tale of a little boy who thinks of nothing but cricket and his father thinks about nothing but his son. To fulfill his son's dream of playing
June 9, 2012, 5:07 pm | IANS MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: Ready with his first solo hero movie 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari', Sharman Joshi says he's not in the industry to prove anything to anybody and is looking at being part of quality cinema with an oeuvre of 10 great films. "I am not here to prove anything to anyone except for myself. I want to be part of great cinema. I want to be part of minimum 10 great films in my career as an actor. I think 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' is going to be one of those," Sharman told IANS in an interview. The actor, who has been part of ensemble cast in successful films like 'Golmaal' and '3 Idiots', believes he is here to play
June 8, 2012, 5:08 pm | Press Trust of India MOVIES NEWS
New Delhi: He may have won hearts with his funny college boy image in blockbusters like 'Rang De Basanti' and '3 Idiots' but actor Sharman Joshi feels that it is his upcoming solo film 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' which will be a game changer for him in Bollywood. This movie is extra special for Sharman as it is his first solo project in a decade-old-career and he will be seen tackling the role of a father for the first time on-screen. "This is possibly a dream role. It is a special film because it is my first solo film in such a big production house and it is going to be a game changer in terms of my commercial