Marvel Redefines Synergies

Marvel Studios has made it a habit of churning out huge money spinning blockbusters but it was not as easy as it looks. Marvel started as co-producers on Spiderman and X-Men movies, with Columbia and Fox Studios owning the rights. However, there were other forgettable co-productions like Elektra, Daredevil and Blade (which was not as bad as the first two) along the way and their failures got everyone to rethink the whole ‘films on not-so-popular superheroes’ idea. Spiderman and X-Men were well-established and extremely popular comic book and cartoon franchises, so to make a film on them entailed much less risk. Kids had seen and read plenty of things on both these franchises. So, any film made on these characters was just unstoppable whenever it released. In comparison, DC Comics was not able to make a successful film even on the most popular super heroes, Superman and Batman. (Read More DC vs Marvel) ... 

Irrfan ‘The Mindblowing’ Khan

Irrfan Khan is not your regular hero but he is one of the rare breed of actors who can kick some serious butt even if he is pitted against your typical hero in his very own backyard. But he hasn’t reached such a stature overnight. It’s taken years of TV serials, numerous passable films and a lot of hard work. He got his first break in films with Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay but unfortunately his scene was deleted before the release. He went on to play the role of Senapati in the famous Chankya on TV and was also seen in the award winning film Ek Doctor Ki Maut in 1991. Still, it wasn’t until 2003 that he was really noticed in India even though he did The Warrior which won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film. ...