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Friday, April 10, 2009

Bollywood stokes curiosity with unusual film titles


New Delhi, April 10

Whether it's Karan Johar's "Wake Up Sid" or Farhan Akhtar's "Kartik Calling Kartik", the trend of coining unique or unusual film titles has caught up with Bollywood filmmakers.

From the use of numbers to a mix of English and Hindi words, producers and directors say they try to grab viewer attention right from the word go - which is the film title.Talking about "Kartik Calling Kartik", Farhan said: "Isn't that an intriguing title? It's supposed to generate curiosity. And to that extent it succeeds."

Other such film names include Raj Kumar Santoshi's "Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani", Rajat Kapur's "Rectangular Love Story", Shyam Benegal's "Abba Ka Kuan", Deepti Naval's "Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish", Sanjay Dutt starrer "Chatur Singh Two Star" and Vishal Bhardwaj's "Kaminay".



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