In the world of cinema it is the alliance that is the dominating relationship which defines the career progression of all those associated with giving a film a final shape. The groups are formed, alliances are made and if they succeed, the successful pair continues to experiment with more products. However, for the year 2012, it was refreshing to see that cinema stepped outside its comfort zone to forge alliances with the objective of conjuring an innovative content. Here then is a look at such alliances for 2012:
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Rani Mukerji – Anurag Kashyap AIYYAA: Anurag Kashyap has defined his contour in being associated with a cinema outside the usual commercial stream, but he teamed with Rani Mukerji for AIYYAA and one could speculate that this alliance could have been on account of the innovative nature of the content.
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Shahrukh Khan – Katrina Kaif JAB TAK HAI JAAN: What was refreshing about this pair, one may ask? Well, refreshing aspect was that Salman and Shahrukh are at odds with each other, Katrina Kaif was the girlfriend of Salman, still she did a film with SRK, and also was bold enough to do an on-screen kissing as well! But one has to give to Yash Chopra the credit for thinking of forging such an alliance.
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Madhur Bhandarkar – Kareena Kapoor HEROINE : Madhur Bhandarkar is known for his unconventional films, and to be able to rope in Kareena Kapoor to look at the world of cinema through the eyes of a HEROINE was a bold step forward.
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R. Madhavan – Bipasha Basu JODI BREAKERS: Unusual and refreshing alliance indeed, as who would have thought that somebody would pair Madhavan with Bipasha Basu, but it was this unusual pairing which emerged as USP for the film and was catalyst in making it a success.
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Imran Khan – Kareena Kapoor- EK MAIN AUR EK TU: Refreshing element in this film was in the nature of pairing, as Kareena Kapoor had been paired so far with the stars of the likes of Aamir Khan, Shahrukh etc., and it underlined the fact that as a heroine she could be paired with actors across generations.
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Vikram Bhatt – Karisma Kapoor DANGEROUS ISHQ: One has to give to Vikram Bhatt that she could think about casting Karisma Kapoor in her comeback film, and Karisma gave a competent performance.
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Prabhu Deva – Akshay Kumar OMG OH MY GOD!: They had never been together, but the relationship that was forged in ROWDY RATHORE also went to a new heights in OMG OH MY GOD! and what triggered the alliance was the innovative steps that Prabhu Deva could conjure and Akshay Kumar could execute them with perfection.
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Emraan Hashmi – Abhay Deol – Dibakar Banerjee- SHANGHAI: Dibakar Banerjee maintained his identity of coming up with innovative content that makes one sit up and take notice, but picked up mainstream stars, and made them deconstruct themselves to give up a scintillating performance.
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Bipasha Basu – Emraan Hashmi RAZZ-3: Bipasha Basu as she is gaining in age, is becoming intoxicating and bewitching and she proved it once again with RAAZ 3, that she can intoxicate with her screen performance and with Emraan as the pair, RAAZ 3 success was insured.
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Anuarg Basu – Ranbir Kapoor BARFI!: Anurag Basu need to be complemented to give a role to Ranbir Kapoor at the peak of his career to enact role of a deaf man and Ranbir Kapoor as well to execute it with perfection. It was the combination that perhaps was instrumental in BARFI! earning an Oscar nomination.
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Abhay Deol – Prakash Jha CHAKRAVYUH : Prakash Jha trusts his gut instincts to pick up actors to enact unconventional roles, and Abhay Deol indeed gave one of his best performances in his acting career in CHAKRAVYUH.
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Farah Khan – Boman Irani SHIRIN FARHAD KI TO NIKAL PADI: It would be for the first time perhaps that Hindi cinema showed a love story of grown up adults, and Farah Khan and Boman Irani breathed life into the performance with their performances.
One would hope more such refreshing alliance in 2013 and make cinematic viewing an invigorating experience.