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DABANGG BREAKS 3 IDIOTS RECORD, WHAT WORKED FOR IT?

That Dabangg has already set the new record of best opening ever is now known to all. 3 Idiots is now history, at least in terms of the first day box office collections. It had collected `13 crores on the first day of release while Dabangg reached to the mark of ` 14 crores on last Friday, the day it was released. So, what helped the Abhinav Kashyap directed Salman Khan starrer to become a fantastic hit? Emangrol analyses the Dabangg mania here to know what have gone in favour of the film.

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Malaika Arora Khan sizzles in Munni badnam hui

GREAT MUSIC: Music has always played a great role in the Indian film industry. More than 95% of our hit films have had songs which we all remember and sing forever. With fantastic songs like Munni badnaam hui (the sensational hit) and Tere mast mast do nain (extremely lovable), the title song (powerful), Humka peeni hai and Chori kiya re jiya (grew with time), Dabangg filled the void that was created by acute lack of a good Hindi film album. Sajid-Wajid had created a similar magic for with Salman Khan in Partner (Soni de nakhre and the title song). This time around, Lalit Pandit joined in with Munni and the rest, as we know, is history.

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‘MADHOLAL’ IS SALUTE TO MUMBAI’S SPIRIT: SUBRAT DUTTA

Subrat Dutta is a versatile and talented actor working in films for last ten years. He is a popular actor in the Bengali film industry as well. His next film Madholal Keep Walking is releasing this week. He had bagged the best actor award in 33rd Cairo Film Festival 2009 at Cairo, Egypt for portraying the title role in this film. In 2006, he had won the best actor award at Osian Cinefan Film Festival for Bibar. Correspondent Vipul K Shah recently met the actor to know more about the film and his works. Excerpts…

Tell us something about your life.
I have acted in more than 14 Bengali films as hero. Few of them are Uttara, Chaturanga, Achin Pakhi, Antim Swash Sundar and Blind Line. These films have been showcased in many national and international festivals.

And…?
And I had worked as an accountant in a hospital before becoming an actor. There I would hear screams of many women during their labour pain. And I was residing very close to a crematorium. I would go and help cremating a corpse whenever someone would ask me for help. I had assisted in at least 40 such incidents. You can say that that way, I had a chance to see both life and death very closely.

A scene from Madholal Keep Walking


With Madholal… you will be a hero in Bollywood as well.
You can say so but in reality, I was the hero of a film called Karwan where Naseeruddin Shah and Kitu Gidwani were my co-stars. Unfortunately, that 2000’s film never hit the screen. Later on, I did few Hindi films playing one or the other important roles.

And which were those Hindi films you did before Madholal…?
I did Zameen, 88 Antop Hill, Tango Charlie, The Rising – Ballad Of Mangal Pandey and Shaurya.

How did Madholal Keep Walking happen to you?
Jai Tank, producer and director of the film, had watched few scenes of my film called Bhairavi. He liked my performance in it, called me for narration and offered me the lead role. I accepted the film because the script was very good and the role was very challenging.

Subrat as Madholal in the film


Challenging in what way?
I have never played a character older than of my age. In Madholal… I had to and have done it. Secondly, unlike my character who is well acquainted with Mumbai chawls and local trains, I have neither lived in chawls nor traveled by local trains of the city.

How did you prepare yourself for the character’s demands?
I did my homework before getting into the skin of Madholal. Also, I believe that an actor should be like water when it comes to work. Water takes shape according to vessel’s shape, so should an actor.

Tell us about the film.
It is a story of Madholal whose life completely changes after a bomb blast in a Mumbai local train. It is a symbolic film about the spirit of Mumbaikars. The character Madholal is a security guard by profession. He lives in a Mumbai chawl with his family. The story depicts his battle with his own self and problems occur in day-to-day life.

The film revolves around a Mumbai bomb blast and its after effects


Any personal experience related with bomb blast?
Oh yes. During one such blast, my bike was and I was looking for a shop to fix it up. While passing through a bridge pulling my bike, I noticed hoards of people running everywhere. Then, a shopkeeper near the bridge told me about the blast that had just happened. He also advised me not to go anywhere and take shelter in his shop. Ironically, he was a Muslim and I was a Hindu. That is what I call the spirit of Mumbai and real humanity.

Which are your next films?
I am doing director Reema Mukherjee’s Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya. The film also stars Subodh Bhave, Reema Lagoo and Varsha Usgaonkar. It is a Hindi adaptation of Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Ghare Baire. Besides this, I have also played the character of king of Anantpur in Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming Rakta Charitra.

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