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  • Have Great Fun With The Latest Movies

    Movies are enjoyed by human beings in the most effective manner. In the present era, movies have played a significant role in an individual’s life. The movie industry has been worldwide appreciated all over the world. Movies have become the absolute means that offer complete entertainment to their viewers. If we talk about the movies, it has already occupied a very dominant and inspiring position. It has also become the latest trend among the people across the globe. Some of the latest movies, that are applauded by viewers all around the world are Aa Dekhen Zara, Billu Barber and many more. Such films have inspired the audience all over the world by the virtues of their amazing stories. One of the most famous film industries in the world is the Bollywood industry. This industry has given so many excellent films, that amaze the people all around the world. Every kind of films such as action, drama, thriller, horror, suspense etc., can be found in Bollywood. Bollywood movies are popular among the viewers in the Indian film industry. The film industry is quiet big as compared to others. In a year, a large number of films are released in the Bollywood […]


  • An Inspiration To Underdogs

    Let us begin with a small incident. The film is nearing the interval. The hero and the heroine are locked in an emotionally charged conversation atop a high rise building. Suddenly the hero pushes the heroine down the building and seconds later her body lies in a pool of blood sending shivers down the audience?s spines. Then, from the well of the silent crowd, a shocked voice of a six year old boy shoots up, ?Oh! She is dead. What a film it is, the heroine dies so soon??. The innocent remarks trigger peels of laughter from the people around. For they know the asli heroine is not the one who has been killed just before the interval and the girl who looked a second fiddle so far was going to blaze the screen.
    This was Baazigar in which the Celebrity Big Brother winner, Shilpa Shetty, was completely shadowed by Kajol, though the debutant entry in the film earned her a Filmfare nomination for best supporting actress award way back in 1993.
    The shadow of Bazigar followed her. Shilpa went on to act in film after film. But she did not set the screen on fire and she continued to be eclipsed by Kajols and Ranis, Aishwarya?s and Sushmita?s. No big award came her way. Neither was she roped in as ambassador of big brands though she entered the field as a Limca model. If she had done some endorsements for some jewellery and saree houses, she drew more media attention for things like alleged nexus between her father and a Mumbai underworld figure than anything else.
    When another bunt girl from Karnataka Aishwarya Rai appeared on the entertainment screen with a Miss World crown and went on to become an icon garnering big awards, promos and adulation from all over the country and beyond along the way, Shilpa with her perfect curves, tall frame and beautiful face continued to remain almost in the periphery.
    Sheilpa was nominated for Filmfare Best Debut Award for her role in Bazigar and lost it to? Then she continued to get nominated and mostly lost the award winning race in cases of prestigious Filmfare and Star Screen awards which make the statements on commercial success of Bollywood stars. After six years in film industry, she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress award for her role in Dadkan which she lost once again but succeeded in winning the hearts of audiences.
    But Shilpa has more grit than many of her contemporaries. The most remarkable thing about her is she did not lose heart with her moderate success. (A few days back, Asian Age editor M J Akbar called her a semi-successful Bollywood actress in his article, but of course it was before she won the Celebrity Big Brother award). She kept acting in films and entertaining audiences with her graceful steps, jatkas and gestures in film award distribution ceremonies as well.
    More than anything else, she uncovered other aspects of her personality and felt concerned over sufferings of human beings and animals. She strongly criticised the use of wild animals in circus. The way those once free and dignified animals get caged in the enclosures, barely bigger than the size of their bodies, appalled Shilpa. ?The best way to help these suffering animals is to boycott the circus,? she said. She is a life time supporter of PETA and featured in its campaign advertisements last year.
    Simlilarly she felt kindly towards HIV-AIDS victims and lent her support to a BBC World service Trust television show designed to tackle the problem of HIV/AIDS. She said the issue was close to her heart as she had portrayed an HIV positive in Phir Milenge, for which she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress award once again. Though she lost this award a couple of other awards such as Giant International Awards, came her way for the film.
    She survived the torments inflicted on her in Big Brother because of her innate strength which was beautifully expressed by the president of United Spirits when he chose her as brand ambassador of Romanov Vodka last May. He said in a press meet, ?Shilpa has been chosen for her status as an ?aspirational icon?. Her innate style, energy, and attitude highlight the core attributes of the brand.?
    Shilpa?s cool-headed belief in her persona is eloquently brought out by her statement which she made while entering Celebrity Big Brother: ?I have zero expectations. The only thing I really hope to keep is my self respect and my dignity.? And she made it winning millions of hearts, not to speak of loads of money.
    She has truly emerged as an icon of grit, perseverance, and elegant dignity.


  • The Ongoing Feud Between The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing Continues

    In 2011 we have once again seen a fierce battle between the X Factor (on ITV1) and Strictly Come Dancing (on BBC1). These are two of the most watched programs in Britain (not including the soaps) and one of the TV highlights of the year as they get huge viewing figures. So with many families being divided about which one they should watch on Saturday nights, and with an ongoing rivalry that has been going on for many years now, it is worth taking a closer look at this rivalry.

    There are quite a few reasons why the rivalry is so fierce between BBC and ITV. One of the main ones is that these two corporations have been battling it out for years. Now that they have two of the most popular TV shows between them, they obviously want theirs to be considered the best, and get more viewing figures than the other.

    Both the shows go out at roughly the same time on Saturday night, although they sometimes go out at separate times. However they still want to win the ratings battle and attract more viewers than the other.

    To win this battle the program makers have used a little artistic licence to get more press attention and subsequently attract more viewers. The X Factor in particular seem to be very good at this, and always manage to get stories in the press.

    One thing they have done this series is to start having more arguments between the judges. Some sceptics think these arguments are all planned in advance in order to inject a bit of controversy into the show, and I’m inclined to agree that these arguments aren’t completely genuine.

    However it doesn’t really matter because it is basically just a light entertainment show at the end of the day. Similarly with Strictly Come Dancing, it doesn’t really matter who wins or who gets voted out as it’s all just harmless fun.

    This time around it has been Strictly Come Dancing that has come out on top in terms of overall viewing figures, which doesn’t happen very often. However this is hardly surprising because this series of the X Factor has arguably been the worst yet.

    It is badly missing the presence of Simon Cowell because Gary Barlow is nowhere near as charismatic. I even think that the show misses Cheryl Cole, even though I wasn’t her biggest fan. When you factor in all this, plus the fact that many of the contestants are instantly forgettable, I can see why Strictly Come Dancing is winning the battle.

    This show just goes from strength to strength. It seems to be able to attract some big name celebrities these days. Plus with bigger and better shows, including the recent show at Wembley Arena, it is attracting big viewing figures.

    Of course there are still divides in a lot of families because it tends to be older viewers that prefer Strictly, whilst the younger viewers prefer the trendier X Factor. However with modern technology, I don’t think people fight over the remote like they used to because they can now watch shows on a variety of different devices.

    The main point I want to make is that the rivalry between the two shows continues to grow and grow. It is nice to see Strictly Come Dancing overtake the X Factor and the overconfident Simon Cowell, who’s behind the show. However I’m sure there will be a big revamp of the show next year and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the X Factor back in front once more, possibly with Cowell back on the judging panel.


  • Program Guide Facilitates The Users With Advanced Options of TV

    Of all the entertainment outlets, TV is counted amongst the most popular ones. The black and white screens have been replaced with crystal clear HD sets with convenient remote controlling. Television, as an entertainment source, is widely popular in every corner of the world among all age groups.

    The Internet offers an option of tv listings that provide us information about all the available multiple broadcasting channels in the globe. Accessing television online enables the viewer to get an access to any preferred show, with an alternative of watching it now or at a later date.

    The prominence of television programs is rising day by day with the new exciting shows and movie. The media network providers furnish online guiding services on the TV. In order to overcome the problems and complications related to managing the satellite channels and show timings, online program guide and channel listings are an excellent option.

    This service proves advantageous to a large extent as it provides comprehensive information of television shows and their timings together with the repeat broadcast timings. The schedule timings for the different TV shows are showed in a booklet format. The online guide provides the entire information of the satellite television world. This online guide acts as an information provider that updates the latest news about the TV programs that are going to be on air soon.

    The TV listings are the most appealing option for people, who are crazy about TV shows. In listing options, we will be guided to get the complete listings of the program of any channel in the chart form in order to find out the timings of your favourite TV shows. It helps us in getting complete program information like repeat telecast of the shows and the duration of each show.

    Along with all the above mentioned features, TV program guide facilitates viewer to set reminders on their mobile or even on the set top boxes for their must awaited and favourite television shows. In order to avail this facility, users have to either register their mobile numbers to some media network provider or have to set an alarm for their show in the set top box only. Hence, viewers will never miss their favourite TV shows.