Archive for Omkara

7 Dialogues That Prove Saif Ali Khan’s Ishwar ‘Langda’ Tyagi From Omkara Deserves A Standalone Movie

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on April 29, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

If anyone has a doubt that Saif can play a rugged character, all they have to do is watch Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara, the 2006 crime-drama based on Shakespeare’s Othello. It is one film that gave Saif a different sort of recognition in the industry. For the first time ever, Saif, who has mostly played cool, contemporary romantic roles so far, played a negative role and how!

While movie involved other interesting characters too, Ishwar “Langda” Tyagi showing his rage, snarling, smouldering and turning green cast a great impact on the viewers, which they endured for a very long period.

Now the good news is that the foul-mouthed anti-hero Langda Tyagi will be once again back on the silver screen as rumours are rife that a standalone film for the character is in the works. If reports are to be believed, Saif Ali Khan has already given his nod of consent for the movie, and Abhishek Choubey and Robin Bhatt are yet again on board as script writers. The story will apparently put the spotlight on how Langda Tyagi became the way he was in the movie.

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Saif Ali Khan’s Langda Tyagi set to get a spin – off film

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Vishal Bhardwaj plans movie around Saif Ali’s Omkara character, like Taapsee’s Shabana

SAIF Ali Khan’s turn as the conniving foul-mouthed anti-hero, Langda Tyagi in Vishal Bhardwaj’s crime-drama, Omkara, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, has earned him a solo outing.

Sources close to Bhardwaj’s production house reveal, “Omkara surprised critics and viewers alike, with Saif receiving accolades for his performance. No one could have pulled off the character like he did. The script for the spin-off is currently being written. There have been multiple propositions on how to create the narrative. The story will put the spotlight on how this man became the way he is.”

Writers Abhishek Chaubey and Robin Bhatt, along with Bhardwaj, who wrote the original, will script the new Langda film. Saif, we hear, has already given his nod to Bhardwaj. Omkara also starred Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Bipasha Basu.

4 Times When Saif Ali Khan Proved His Mettle As A Versatile Actor!

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s expertise in acting has not been limited to stereotypical roles of Bollywood.

The talented actor has time and again proved his caliber as a versatile actor. Saif Ali Khan has always given his best in his movies and has set new trends with his roles.

Saif Ali Khan can easily manage difficult roles and gets into the skin of his character, Saif has also worked in almost every genre of films.

Here is a sneak peak into Saif Ali Khan’s experiments with good content of films.

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Rangoon director Vishal Bhardwaj gets the best out of Saif Ali Khan, again!

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan plays a wealthy Parsi filmmaker in Vishal Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon, which also stars Shahid and Kangana and released in theatres on Friday, February 24.

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon, starring Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, released on Friday, February 24, and has received a mixed response from the audience. People are lauding the fine performances by the cast.

Saif has delivered a stupendous performance as Rusi Billimoria – a wealthy Parsi filmmaker – who leads a royal lifestyle and believes that British rule is the best for India’s growth. Although he is suave and romantic, his actions are also rough and violent.

This is Saif’s second outing with Bhardwaj, with whom he earlier worked in Omkara, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. If you have watched Omkara – the brilliant masterpiece – you will surely agree that Saif had delivered his best performance in his then career span of 13 years. Although the actor didn’t play the lead character, he had a prominent role and broke the impression of being an average actor. In Rangoon too, the charming Nawab of Pataudi leaves everyone in awe with his remarkable and hard-hitting acting chops.

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Mutual admiration club – Saif Ali Khan and Vishal Bharadwaj

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on February 23, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Not many might know that during the shoot of Omkara (2114), director Vishal Bhardwaj had discussed Rangoon with Langda Tyagi played by Saif Ali Khan. At that time, he was clear about casting Saif in the film.

On his part, Saif took great effort to prep for his role as a ’31s movie producer, Rusi Billimoria. When the film went on floors, the duo had a jolly time shooting. Vishal and Saif bond over their common love for movies and literature. When Vishal was recently asked about working with Saif for the second time, he said, “Saif was the best experience in Rangoon.”

Getting Reel with Saif Ali Khan – he talks about his movies

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

RANGOON (2017)

Vishal Bhardwaj has the talent to create a world of his own, give his characters fascinating quirks and draw you out as a performer. His upcoming film, Rangoon, took me to the jungles of Arunachal Pradesh, into huts where you lived out of a sleeping bag. It gave me a chance to wear the stiff-as-cardboard shirts from my Winchester college days in England and the Trilby hats I usually get to dust out only when Kareena and I are at Gstaad during New Year’s. It also gave me a chance to research cufflinks and ties, inhabit the world of Hollywood’s ’40s heroes like Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn, and my grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan

I loved this journey into the past and my only regret is that I forgot the white gloves lying in my wardrobe which would have looked so good with the black dinner jackets. Rustom Billimoria is an action hero-turned-studio boss. The physicality of the role was a challenge because Rusi’s lost his right hand while doing a stunt and this meant I had to do everything left handed, even a sword fight. That wasn’t too difficult actually since I’ve had some practise playing cricket left-handed.

A couple of days into the first schedule, Vishal who’d asked me to bulk up for the role given the guy’s action background, felt I should cut down a bit. I told him it was too late, besides I’ve seen guys in the gym working out with one hand so it was okay. During our earlier film, Omkara, Vishal was less busy. This time, he had his hands full and I had to prep up more though he still contributed to my performance. And the artistic integrity I found on the sets of Omkara I discovered again only in Rangoon. That, I’d say, is the magic of Vishal Bhardwaj!

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Saif Ali Khan opens up on the world of Rangoon and more

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , on February 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

It was way back in August 2015 when Saif Ali Khan was last seen at the big screen. The film was Phantom and post that, Saif took a conscious call to take a halt and pick up diverse genres. One such film was Rangoon. Even though he was well aware of the fact that given its production which has an epic feel to it, it would be a while before the film hits the screen, he was game for it all. Deciding to give his all for the period drama set in World War II, Saif put great conviction into the film which brought him back with his Phantom producer Sajid Nadiadwala. Now is the time for him to gear up for the film’s release.

Rangoon appears to be an entertainer with a solid class appeal to it. Is that correct?
India being a diverse country, you have to make something special where a film looks classy, connects with the masses and also carries a message. I can think of a couple of such films in the recent past that managed that. They were Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. These were classy looking films that succeeded big time. In fact a lot of people in India elected to choose Bajirao Mastani over rather massy Dilwale. This is also the first time in Bollywood when you, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut are coming together.

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