At a recent bash hosted for blond beauty Paris Hilton at J W Marriot,
all eyes were on the Bipasha’s naughtiness and alleged beau Rana’s
closeness to the bong beauty.
Queenie Dhody’s party for Paris Hilton at J W
Marriot was a night-time filled of glamour and glitz, in spite of the
truth to be known that most of Bollywood actors made their decision to
give it as a miss. While Sonakshi Sinha, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Abhay Deol,
Arjun Rampal, Dino Morea and Imran Khan were noticeable by their
non-attendance, merely a few recognized faces like Sushmita Sen, Kangna
Ranaut, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Shazahn Padamsee and Gul Panag
concerned to show up. However it is being said that most of the
Bollywood stars didn’t showed up at the bash due to Anil Kapoor’s
father, Surinder Kapoor, sad demise.
On the other hand, the stars that did showed up at the bash were
undoubtedly in a mood to enjoy the lively party! Where Bipasha Basu
appeared to be in her complete naughtiness avatar when she was seen
grabbing the butt of the gorgeous VJ and model Anoushka Dandekar, the
brawny handsome Rana Daggubati was seen snapping away Bips and buddies
at the bash, apparently for the sake of his memorable memories.
And therefore the best part of this sizzling night were none other
these two alleged couple, the bong beauty Bipasha and the south star
Rana. While the bong beauty Bipasha Basu, who was simply the finest
fully clad hot lady of the night in her sparkling white one piece
garment, was seen cheerfully high in spirits and grooving in the company
of her girl gang, the brawny handosme Rana Daggubati fixed by her side
the entire night. A source who was present at the party revealed that on
the way to the closing stages of the bash, Bipasha was in her happily
high spirits, and Rana was in the company of her all the way through,
providing her the closest company she could have ever imagine during
The stunning Kangna Ranaut, who was previously trapped in a storm on
the subject of being the face of Paris Hilton’s brand of handbags in
India, seemed to be an absolutely star-struck. She made sure that she
got her image snapped in the company of blonde beauty Paris. Also Ms
Hilton, chased by her associates like designer Rocky S and Queenie,
grooved her line of attack to the DJ console and posed for the
star-struck followers on the manner. Other actors like Sushmita Sen and
Pooja Bedi were wedged up in a few serious girl-talks. Sush was escorted
by a tall and bespectacled anonymous man, and Gul spent substantial
time with fashion-photographer Atul Kasbekar.
The partying, which carried on till the wee hours, finally came to an end just when the guest of respect decided to leave.
GUL PANAG IN TURNING 3030 is an age when you are perhaps well settled in your personal and professional life. And if you are not, God save you from hounding family members!
We haven't seen many desi chick flicks in India. RULES, PYAAR KA SUPERHIT FORMULA and AISHA are the few ones that come to mind. And now it's TURNING 30!!!.
Coming from a production house (Prakash Jha Productions) that has produced hard-hitting films like GANGAJAL, APHARAN, DIL DOSTI ETC and RAAJNEETI, TURNING 30!!! is a step in new direction. Directed by Prakash Jha's long time assistant, debutante Alankrita Shrivastava, this chick flick comprises of young actors.
With a steady boyfriend Rishabh (Siddharth Makkar) and a good job in advertising, Naina's (Gul Panag) life is just about perfect as she is about to turn 30. She feels that she's already married to Rishabh. But life takes a tumultuous turn as Rishabh breaks up with her and is about to get married to a high profile girl, Ritu. At the same time, a failed advertising campaign puts her job in danger. With her 30th birthday approaching, she's 'jobless' and 'manless' and unable to come to terms with it.
She bumps into Jai (Purab Kohli), her ex-boyfriend from college. She is involved in a physical relationship with him, but her heart still longs for Rishab. Whom she eventually chooses and what happens to her on the job front is what ensues.
The main flaw of the film is that it appears as if you are reading a book. Naina's copious and tripe narrations throughout the film are uninspiring. And you somehow don't feel for her plight. The numerous songs don't add any merit to the film. The climax, with a twist, is reminiscent of Amitabh Bachchan's BAGHBAN. It's dreary to see her whining and crying all the time. It had the scope to be much more humorous.
One wonders why Rishabh breaks up with Naina in the first place if he loves her so much. And mind you, almost the entire film is in English.
Having said that, it's not an unbearable film. The first half of the film is pretty okay, with some engaging moments. But the narrative plummets post interval and drags. Apart from the decent climax, there is no movement in the story, just as Naina's torpid condition.
Composer duo Siddharth-Suhas' music is theek thak. Akshay Singh's cinematography is fine. Editing by Santosh Mandal could have been better.
Gul Panag delivers a good performance. She fits the bill perfectly. Purab Kohli is decent. Siddharth Makkar is average. Ira Dubey (AISHA fame) is fine in her special appearance. Tillotama Shome is excellent. Jeneva Talwar acts brilliantly.
Turning 30!!! doesn't 'turn' out all right and ends up being a passable fare.