SOORMA is a must watch for everyone, be it a sports fanatic or not!
Bollywood’s one of the finest actors, philanthropist and popular television presenter – Farooque Shaikh was born today in the year 1948
Sridevi Kapoor, born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan on 13th August 1963 had starred in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films other than her numerous Hindi films unfortunately passes away. Leaving her millions of fans in a state of shock ‘Sadma’. Sridevi died on 24th February 2018 in Dubai after suffering a (reported) massive cardiac arrest.
Akshay Kumar is a man on mission and we are not complaining. On the lines of Amitabh Bachchan, who appears in most of government’s social awareness campaigns, it is now Akshay Kumar who seems to have taken it seriously too; earlier the actor focused on the patriotism aspect and now when it comes to highlight any social cause then Akki is definitely our “go-to” man these days.
SHAADI MEIN ZAROOR AANA marks the directorial debut of Anubhav Sinha’s wife Ratnaa Sinha. With her directorial project, Ratnaa Sinha has tried to include all the ingredients she could lay her hands on, to make a good narrative. But what was positioned to be a rom-com has too many things in between including the dowry factor, a runaway bride, power politics, guns, et al.
Here by saying clichés it is meant saying various similar concept movies. We have been so used to Bollywood movies and their themes that most of the times, we know the theme well in advance and we at times also call them ‘old wine in new bottles'.
Neeraj Pandey's BABY is a film that has its repeat (viewing) value and for one, one of the most interesting sequences that the masses would have loved was when Taapsee Pannu's character does some kick-ass action. In this male dominated industry, a film led by nothing less than an Akshay Kumar with fight sequence of almost a guest artist kinda role of Tapsee ‘Shabana' Pannu nailed the film and Tapsee's place in the team BABY and Neeraj Pandey too.
We Indians literally got a taste of the fashion world or the glamour industry with Sushmita Sen being selected and conferred upon the title of Miss Universe in 1994 followed up in quick succession was a title of Miss World being conferred upon Aishwarya Rai. And soon everyone took up notice of this and it became a more lucrative profession.
Today's lunch time was majorly dominated by two topics. Both worthy of a laughter and how the entertainment industry functions. One was about yet another celebrity ‘announcing' a divorce and asking for ‘privacy'!! The other was about this very popular young and beautiful female star daughter of yet another renowned Bollywood name. The story that appeared in a leading daily tabloid was about the star probably dumping her team of managers and her PR agency in tow. The story reasoned that probably the star was impacted by the consecutive not so great outcomes of her releases.
In 2016 Bollywood filmmakers offered the cinephiles some very interesting biopics. Of these few biopics (read NEERJA & SARBJIT) were based on ordinary people caught in extra ordinary situations, others were based on the life of celebrated sportsmen (MS DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY & AZHAR).
Akshay Kumar may not be playing the biggest of games like his peers, Salman, Shahrukh, Aamir but still winning whatever game he is playing. Most of his recent movies have garnered either good box office response or a thumbs up from critics or both. His recent RUSTOM staying put at the plexes is a sign of success.
For all those Bollywood buffs who have watched the recently released DISHOOM, might agree to the fact that John's character design brings back the memories of the good old Ajay Devgn's past screen portrayals.
100cr club happens to be the latest fad in the glamour business, at least for the past 4-5 years. So, where is this club and who the members are. What is the entry fee and any other fancy criteria!
Movies and music go hand-in-hand at least for the Indian filmmakers as well as the audience. We are now so trained to expect a song out of nowhere that a song-less film is a genre in itself! Continuing from a previous story about contemporary music sans the use of Violin, we asked music composer Shamir Tandon about his views on the receding use of Violin in music – songs as well as background score. Is there a loss in the emotional quotient?
Listening to the great golden era songs enlivens one's mood and emotions; be it romantic song, sad, lively, comedy, et al. Being an avid listener of the era for almost 2 hours daily on popular retro FM channels, cocktailed with a few contemporary songs, for a very long time made me realise of the loss of emotions in the mediocre content that is now dished out more frequently than not.
Well, God's always there for every soul, though they seem to be obviously omnipresent with Bollywood heroes, and super heroes too! Is it establishing the belief that our heroes are very grounded and have faith in the supernatural; the Lord Almighty! So whenever our heroes; the saviours of masses are in trouble themselves, they or their followers look towards the divine powers.
The latest relationship gone kaput in B-town is formally announced. It is of someone who went to great lengths to express his familial bond in his last release and did it very convincingly. But let me correct myself… how does it matter, what an actor does in real life and his reel life (is it practice before preach here too?), to the population at large or for that matter to the media until instigated!!