• From Kareena Kapoor Khan to Hema Malini: Meet 8 Bollywood stepmoms and their bonding with their stepchildren

    From Kareena Kapoor Khan to Hema Malini, these celeb stepmoms share a great bond with their stepchildren and go that extra mile whenever needed. Take a look.

  • Trending Entertainment News Today: Kartik Aaryan refuses to comment on his ouster from Karan Johar's Dostana 2; details of Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif's registered marriage and more

    The world of entertainment has been very exciting today and we bring you a wrap of all the trending entertainment news of the day. From Kartik Aaryan refusing to talk about his ouster from Karan Johar's Dostana 2 to details of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal's registered marriage, here's a look at the top trending entertainment news today that you shouldn't miss. Janhvi Kapoor's hot gym shorts stealing the thunder from uncle Anil Kapoor's post workout pics; the latter says, 'They only want Janhvi's pics' At a recent event, Anil Kapoor says no one has any interest in his gym pics, they only want pictures of Janhvi Kapoor in her gym shorts Read the full story here: Janhvi Kapoor's hot gym shorts stealing the thunder from uncle Anil Kapoor's post workout pics; the latter says, 'They only want Janhvi's pics' Kartik Aaryan refuses to comment on his ouster from Karan Johar's Dostana 2; says, 'I am not a part of any Bollywood camp' When Kartik Aaryan was asked to comment on his controversial ouster from Dostana 2, he continued to remain tight-lipped but shared his views on Bollywood camps. Read the full story here: Kartik Aaryan refuses to comment on his ouster from Karan Johar's Dostana 2; says, 'I am not a part of any Bollywood camp' Did Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif have a registered marriage in absence of the groom's parents? Last night Vicky Kaushal dropped by Katrina Kaif's residence. Reports surfaced yesterday saying that the two were getting having their registered wedding on #rd December. However, Vicky parents weren't seen about. Read the full story here: Did Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif have a registered marriage in absence of the groom's parents? Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan's daughter Suhana Khan's 'last day' in New York was bold and sunkissed [PIC] Suhana Khan is now coming back to India. A couple of hours ago, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri's gorgeous young belle had shared a post of her 'last day' in New York. Read the full story here: Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan's daughter Suhana Khan's 'last day' in New York was bold and sunkissed [PIC] Aly Goni to get married with Jasmin Bhasin soon? Here's what we know The wedding season is here. We all know that Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are getting married, and now, it looks like TV's favourite jodi Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin might also tie the knot soon. Read the full story here: Aly Goni to get married with Jasmin Bhasin soon? Here's what we know

  • Bigg Boss 15: Viewers call Rashami Desai 'winner material' for calling out Abhijit Bichukale's behaviour in front of Salman Khan – read tweets

    Rashami Desai has come out strong during the Weekend Ka Vaar episode and viewers have been lauding her for fearlessly calling out Abhijit Bichukale's despicable behaviour inside the Bigg Boss 15 house in front of Salman Khan. The episode saw Raveena Tandon entering the house and giving some interesting tasks to the housemates. Furthermore, she asked the contestants to nominate the guilty person inside the house. Rashami promptly nominated Abhijit, given how he has been name-calling Shamita and using foul language which is unacceptable in nature. Abhijit defended himself by reminding how Shamita has also made fun of his surname and said, "Aisi ladkiyon ko main joote ke niche rakhta hoon (I keep such girls under my shoes)." After listening to his words everyone inside the house gets angry and Shamita lunges at him. Viewers were mighty impressed by Rashami's strong stand against Abhijit and called her a winner material. They even said that Rashami has improved a lot since her stint on Bigg Boss 13. Take a look. @TheRashamiDesai has improved all the cons what was in season 13 and she has come in season 15 as a winner material. Liking her POVs, hope to see more in right ways. @BiggBoss @ColorsTV #biggboss15 #rashamidesai Gargi Roy (@theselfgargiroy) December 4, 2021 That's true ?? Bole hue shabd haunt karte hain, chubte hain ??#RashamiDesai#BiggBoss15 enigma (@m_i_enigma) December 4, 2021 #RashamiDesai is looking damn strong Loving the way she's taking stand against Abhijit in front of Salman That's what we want to see Strong and fearless personality She said it very correct that Abhijit use to twist his words according to the situation#BB15 #BiggBoss15 Krishi UmRash FC (@KrishiRajppot) December 4, 2021 #SalmanKhan always wanted this version of #RashamiDesai. BB13 waalo ko yaad hoga, Salman ne kaha tha mujhe laga tha aap Shilpa jaise kheloge. He likes outspoken fierce Rashami ? #WeekendKaVaar #BiggBoss15 #BB15 ainvayi.hi (@Ainvayi_hi) December 4, 2021 This #WeekendKaVaar is special for #rashamians and #RashamiDesai because after all the hate and trolls we got, this is the best answer to give them. Everything Rashami says is on point and correct and #Salmankhan agrees with it all! FIERY QUEEN RASHAMI DESAI @TheRashamiDesai Fatmah Saggaf (@SaggafFatmah) December 4, 2021 She going vry good, to the point ?.. Everyone in the BB15 house felt his chauvinistic comments, but no one has the audacity to put it infront of ppl. If u feeling uncomfrtbl, Ntng should be taken for granted, speak out?. #RashamiDesai pic.twitter.com/imxBYE9sn8 Sruthi? (@thegirlwhoknowz) December 4, 2021 Keep watching this space for the latest updates on Bigg Boss 15.

  • Bigg Boss 15 Day 64 written updates: Shamita Shetty has ugly face-off with Abhijit Bichukale

    In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 15, Shamita Shetty lost her cool on Abhijit Bichukale over a remark he made about her.

  • Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin: Aishwarya Sharma Bhatt shares romantic pics with husband Neil which look straight out of a suhaag raat sequence

    Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin: The latest set of pictures shared by Aishwarya Sharma aka Pakhi are too romantic to handle. The two gives off vibes of newly weds on a honeymoon shoot

  • Trending South News Today: Deepika Padukone gets warm welcome on Prabhas' film, Samantha Ruth Prabhu in top 10 of Most Searched list, RRR's new trailer date and more

    Deepika Padukone has shared a clip of how she got a warm welcome on the sets of Nag Ashwin's Project K in a traditional manner. Akhanda is doing roaring business at the box office and other news. Here is a lowdown... Samantha Ruth Prabhu in top 10 Samantha Ruth Prabhu has come in the top 10 of Yahoo's Most Searched Female Personality of 2021. The top spot is taken by Kareena Kapoor Khan followed by Katrina Kaif. The other actresses following them are Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone. Samantha Ruth Prabhu is at the tenth place. This has happened after news of her divorce with Naga Chaitanya went viral. Read More: Samantha Ruth Prabhu makes it to the top 10 of the Most Searched Female Personality 2021 list; joins the ranks of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Katrina Kaif Akhanda box office collection Nandamuri Balakrishna's Akhanda has made more than Rs 23 crore on the opening day in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It has made USD 500,000 at the US box office. The makers will throw a success party soon. Read More: Akhanda box office: Nandamuri Balakrishna's movie touches the half a million mark in the US market RRR Trailer release date out SS Rajamouli has said that the trailer of RRR will be out on December 9, 2021. The movie will be out on January 7, 2022. RRR stars Ajay Devgn, Junior NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Olivia Morris. The music is by MM Kreem. Read More: RRR trailer: SS Rajamouli announces a new release date of Ram Charan and Jr NTR's magnum opus Deepika Padukone gets a warm welcome on Project K Deepika Padukone got a warm traditional welcome on the sets of her movie, Project K. It is going to be directed by Nag Ashwin. Prabhas is the leading man while Amitabh Bachchan is also part of the movie. She got haldi and kumkum, bangles, flowers, a Kanchi pattu saree from them. The note read, "To the daughter of the South, who's been ruling the hearts globally. To the princess of the nation, who's cherished as a treasure. Welcome home DP! Come, let's conquer the world together."

  • Vinod Dua death: Farhan Akhtar, Tahira Kashyap, other celebs extend support to Mallika Dua

    Commenting on Mallika Dua's emotional post on her late father Vinod Dua, Farhan Akhtar wrote, "Love and condolences."

  • Exclusive: Katrina Kaif Vicky Kaushal wedding to only be a family affair

    Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are finally getting married. There have been multiple rumours circulating around the Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal wedding and all of them have their list of pros and cons. Some say that the couple has made their guests sign an NDA. Yet others state that actors like Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt will turn up at their wedding. Now, a source close to the developments tells us that the wedding itself will be only for close friends and family while an event will be held later for family and friends. “Their wedding is going to be a private, intimate affair with only immediate family and close friends in attendance. The couple is excited to share their joy with their friends and well-wishers in the industry too. We hear they will be hosting a celebration for the industry at a much later date,” our source tells us. Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal have been extremely private about their relationship and have never spoken about it. However, actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and Harshvardhan Kapoor had earlier hinted that Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif are in a relationship. Yesterday, Vicky Kaushal‘s neighbour, Krushna Abhishek had also claimed that the wedding was happening.

  • Pictures: Raveena Tandon clicked at the airport

    Raveena Tandon was photographed at the airport. Raveena is gearing up for her big digital debut on a major streaming platform. Hence, Raveena Tandon has been catching multiple flights on what we can only assume are promotional activities. Raveena has always been a paparazzi favourite and she posts for the paparazzi and smiles for them. Are you excited for Raveena's digital debut? Well, we sure are.

  • Pictures: Bride-to-be Katrina Kaif photographed outside her residence

    Katrina Kaif was photographed outside her residence earlier this morning and she looked absolutely gorgeous. Katrina's skin was aglow and one can only imagine what she will look like during her wedding. Katrina is all set to get married to actor Vicky Kaushal, according to all media reports. However neither actor has confirmed this rumour. However Vicky Kaushal was photographed entering Katrina‘s residence multiple times in the past few days. Katrina's sister, Isabelle Kaif was also photographed outside the residence as she posed for the photogrpahers.

Bollywood News

  • Atrangi Re’s music album to be launched on December 6; AR Rahman, Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan, and Dhanush to be present

    Aanand L Rai directed Atrangi Re will be released on December 24 on Disney+ Hotstar. The trailer of the film which was released a week ago has received a positive response and the first track 'Chaka Chak' has also been appreciated by the audience. Sara Ali Khan’s performance in the sing accompanied by Shreya Ghoshal’s vocals has made the song a sit. The music of the film has been composed by the legend AR Rahman. The complete music album of the film will be launched at a grand event on Monday, December 6. The launch event will be graced by music director A R Rahman, Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan, Bhushan Kumar, and Aanand L Rai. The trailer of Atrangi Re gave us a glimpse of the lives of the characters portrayed by Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush, and Akshay Kumar. Sara’s character Rinku has a present in Dhanush and a past in Akshay Kumar. She continues to reminisce about her past but is also caught up in reality. That brings some twists to his interesting love story. As they tackle this marriage that both Dhanush and Sara's characters were forced upon, they face the reality of growing emotions while she finds fondness in Akshay. Directed by Aanand L Rai, Atrangi Re is presented by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions, and Cape of Good Films. The film is written by Himanshu Sharma. Music maestro AR Rahman has composed the album for the film with songs penned by Irshad Kamil. ALSO READ: Sara Ali Khan performs with Madhuri Dixit to ‘Chaka Chak’ from Atrangi Re with a twist

  • Varun Dhawan’s wife Natasha Dalal to make her OTT debut with Say Yes To The Dress India

    Actor Varun Dhawan's wife Natasha Dalal who is a fashion designer will be making her OTT debut soon. In the upcoming fashion-based show titled Say Yes To the Dress India, Natasha will be helping a bride by designing her dream wedding attire. Natasha will also be showcasing her wedding collection on the reality show. The show will be aired on Discovery+.  Speaking about her OTT debut, in a statement, Natasha said, "Designing has always been a passion, and there couldn't have been a better opportunity to make my OTT debut. Say Yes to The Dress is a highly appreciated show around the globe and being a part of it is an amazing experience! Creating a dream outfit for a bride is such an honour for me. Every bride is unique and watching her eyes sparkle when she sees her dream outfit unfold in front of her makes up for all the effort that goes into the process of bringing it to life. I’m excited to be part of this show as it manages to give everyone a glimpse of how a bride-to-be feels just before saying yes to the Dress!” Say Yes To The Dress India will premiere Discovery+ on December 8, 2021. Natasha who specialises in designing bridal collections studied fashion designing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, US.  Natasha and Varun got married in January this year in Alibaugh in the presence of their family and friends.  ALSO READ:  Varun Dhawan and Nora Fatehi dance off on ‘Garmi’ as they reunite at a wedding in Delhi; watch videos

  • Katrina Kaif- Vicky Kaushal wedding: Bride and groom to arrive at the venue in Rajasthan on December 6

    The grand destination wedding of Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal is just a few days away. Several details related to the arrangement of the wedding in Rajasthan have been making their way to the internet. While the couple and their close ones have maintained silence on the impending wedding, the district collector of Sawai Madhopur has confirmed the wedding. The wedding will take place at Fort Barwara from December 7 to December 10. The bride and groom are expected to reach the venue on December 6, a day before the wedding festivities commence. Meanwhile, family members and other guests will start reaching Jaipur from December 5 onwards. The wedding will also be attended by several A-listers from Bollywood. Vicky Kaushal has been frequently spotted outside Katrina Kaif’s house in the past week. While he usually avoids the paparazzi while visiting his lady love, on Friday evening, the actor waved and briefly posed for the paparazzi before heading into the building in which Kaif resides. Meanwhile, the wedding of the year has been confirmed by district collector Rajendra Kishan of Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The District Collector revealed that a total of 120 top Bollywood and other celebrities will be attending the wedding. "We have been informed by organizers that a total of 120 guests are invited to the wedding and the events will take place between December 7 to December 10," he said, speaking to the media. On Friday, Kishan also called a meeting with various departments including the police and forest officials and event managers to ensure arrangements for crowd control and smooth regulation of traffic, and maintaining law and order amid the VIP movement. ALSO READ: Close friend of Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif rubbishes wedding pre-conditions; usage of mobile phones allowed

  • Mithun Chakraborty to make his digital debut with an Amazon Prime web series; also stars Shruti Haasan

    Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty has ruled the silver screen since the late 70s and is one of the most accomplished actors of all time. For more than a decade, he has also made appearances as a judge in various reality shows. Now, the actor has started a new chapter in his acting career as he has signed a web series. As per sources, it will premiere on Amazon Prime Video and his co-star is the popular Bollywood and South actress Shruti Haasan. This also marks Shruti’s first-ever web series. A source revealed, “Mithun Chakraborty had got several acting offers on the web in the past. But when the makers of this web series in question approached him, he couldn’t say no. He was impressed with the script and found his eccentric character intriguing. Hence, he readily came on board.” As for Shruti Haasan, the source added, “The web series centres around her character. She realized that it‘d go a long way in aiding her acting career. She plays the character of a mysterious woman and she was excited to bag the series.” A source said, “The shooting is completed and the series was filmed in places like Mumbai, Mussoorie etc. Mukul Abhyankar, who directed the Manoj Bajpayee-Tabu starrer Missing (2018) has helmed the series while Siddharth P Malhotra of Hichki (2018) fame is the producer. Arjan Bajwa, Gauahar Khan and Satyajeet Dubey also feature in the series.” As per reports, the series is based on author Ravi Subramanian's novel ‘The Bestseller She Wrote’. “The title of the series has not yet been locked. It’ll be done soon and the web series is expected to be out in the first half of 2022.” Both Mithun Chakraborty and Shruti Haasan would have a lot to offer to their fans next year. Besides this web series, Mithun would also be seen in Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, which releases in Republic Day week. He also features in Pahlaj Nihalani’s Anari Is Back, co-starring Randeep Hooda. Meanwhile, Shruti Haasan had a busy 2021 too with the release of films like Krack, Vidyut Jammwal-starrer The Power, the Netflix anthology Pitta Kathalu, Vakeel Saab and Laabam. In 2022, she has KGF director Prashanth Neel's next, Salaar, co-starring Prabhas, and a couple of more regional projects in her kitty. Also Read: Mithun Chakraborty took a substantial fee cut to appear in the promo of ‘Chikoo Ki Mummy Durr Kei’

  • Katrina Kaif- Vicky Kaushal wedding: Kiara Advani says she has not received an invitation

    Reports of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal's grand wedding have been doing the rounds for over a month. While several details of their wedding have become public, the couple has maintained total silence on the matter- neither denying nor accepting it. Recently, actress Kiara Advani, who worked with Vicky Kaushal in Lust Stories, spoke about the impending wedding. Kiara Advani who was a guest at the Agenda AajTak 2021 event was asked about the rumours of Vicky and Katrina's wedding. Reacting to it, the actress said, "Really? Suna toh hai par pata nahi, mujhe toh invite nahi kiya (Really? I have heard about it but I have not been invited)”. Meanwhile, the wedding of the year has been confirmed by district collector Rajendra Kishan of Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The District Collector (DC) revealed that a total of 120 top Bollywood and other celebrities will be attending the wedding. "We have been informed by organizers that a total of 120 guests are invited to the wedding and the events will take place between December 7 to December 10," he said, speaking to the media. On Friday, Kishan also called a meeting with various departments including the police and forest officials and event managers to ensure arrangements for crowd control and smooth regulation of traffic, and maintaining law and order amid the VIP movement. The wedding will be held at Fort Barwara, which is around 22 km away from Sawai Madhopur. Meanwhile, according to reports, the couple will be enforcing a no mobile phone policy at the wedding venue to avoid any leak of pictures or videos from the wedding ceremony. ALSO READ: Close friend of Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif rubbishes wedding pre-conditions; usage of mobile phones allowed

Features & Specials

  • Alaya F reveals her DIY beauty recipe made with coffee

    Actress Alaya F is one of the most gorgeous divas of Gen Z. She made her Bollywood debut last year with Saif Ali Khan in Jawaani Jaaneman a. Alaya who is a trained actor and dancer has never failed to impress, whether it's a cinematic role, a fashion statements or social media presence.The actress is also known for her various beauty secrets and DIY recipes. Recently, in a conversation with the magazine Cosmopolitan, the actress revealed one of her beauty DIY recipes which she made during the lockdown. Alaya F's DIY recipe is a coffee scrub that can be used for both the face and body. The process includes taking some coffee powder, sugar, little milk, honey, and olive oil and putting all of them together. The scrub then needs to be applied to various body parts and let that sit. Talking about the benefits of the scrub Alaya F says, "The caffeine helps you get rid of all puffiness. There's a nice sugar and olive oil lip scrub that I use for chapped lips." Later she also talked about another beauty hack which is made up of used green tea bags. Talking about is she says, "After you're done drinking your green tea, take those bags and put it in the freezer. Take them out and use them like ice cubes all over your face. This works well for puffiness." Meanwhile, on the work front, Alaya F will be next seen in the film  U-turn ALSO READ:Alaya F looks ‘scared’ when asked about the plot of Freddy, watch video

  • Bigg Boss 15: Shamita Shetty gets a panic attack post an ugly fight with Devoleena Bhattacharjee

    Bigg Boss 15 has been providing lots of new twists and turns in the game. Recently, with the entry of four wildcard challenges Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Rakhi Sawant and her husband Ritesh, the game has turned even more interesting. Currently, the non-VIP house members are battling with the five VIP members to win back the prize money of Rs 50 lakhs which they had lost earlier. During the task, Shamita Shetty gets into an ugly spat with Abhijeet as she feels he abused her. Seeing this, Devoleena comes in between and gets involved in the fight. She goes up to Shamita and tells her to not speak to her disrespectfully next time. The fight turned so ugly that they even got physical but somehow Nishant, Karan Kundrra, Tejasswi Prakash, and other housemates try to stop them. Devoleena says, “Jitna bolegi, utna milega. Le nahi sakti toh uski galti hain (How much ever she says, she will get it back equally. If she can’t take it, it’s her fault).” It was at that moment Shamita gets a panic attack and falls. Karan picks her up and rushes to the medical room. Shamita shouts and says she wants to go to the confession room. For the unversed, Shamita and Devoleena have never been on good terms. Devoleena has even in fact many times expressed her disliking towards Shamita through various ways outside the house as well. ALSO READ:Bigg Boss 15: Neha Bhasin slams Devoleena Bhattacharjee following her fight with Shamita Shetty

  • Bharti Singh shares a hilarious glimpse of her married life; leaves everyone in splits

    Comedian Bharti Singh's social media presence is something that surely brings a smile to everybody's face. She often takes to her social media handles and shares some hilarious content which just leaves everyone ROFL(Rolling out on the floor laughing). Bharti Singh along with her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa is currently in Dubai to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary . Just a day ago, the comedian made a hilarious reel on how her 'happy married life' looks like. The video showed Haarsh who has left his clothes on the floor, doorknob, chair and bed after returning from the gym. When she called him out, he yelled from the backside that he was in the washroom. Post that, Bharti tells everyone that it's easy to trace Haarsh from where the last piece of his clothing is found. Bharti then hilariously tells the viewers that this is her life and she has come to Dubai only to take care of Haarsh's clothes. She also tells that she has not been able to change him even after four years of marriage and called it her 'happy married life'. Sharing the video, Bharti wrote an even more hilarious caption that reads as "It's my life...4 saal shaadi ko ho rahe hai kal.abhi tak yahi haal hai...main nahi sudhaar paai es ladke ko...main haar maan chuki hoon @haarshlimbachiyaa30 #wifelife #kaam #homeworkout #husbandandwife #4years (It's been four years to our marriage, I couldn't improve this guy, I have given up)."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Bharti Singh (@bharti.laughterqueen) ALSO READ:Bharti Singh pens an adorable wish for her mother

  • 'Selfie King' Arjun Kapoor rocks the moustache and glasses look in his new pics

    Arjun Kapoor has been grabbing eyeballs over his relationship with actress Malaika Arora Khan. The couple is currently enjoying their vacations in the splendid Patina Maldives, Fari Islands in the Maldives. Arjun Kapoor is an avid social media users and often shares updates of his day to day life in it. The actor's social media presence is quite loved by his fans. Recently, he shared a series of pictures that has taken the internet by storm. Taking to Instagram, he shared a series of selfies in which he looked dashing in his new look as he poses for the camera, Arjun also didn't miss a chance here to flaunt off his moustache and his collection of shades. Sharing the picture the Ishaqzaade actor called himself selfie king in his post that he uploaded on Saturday. Arjun can be seen donning a Balenciaga t-shirt with a locket in one of the pictures while in other pictures he has gone shirtless and sports various kinds os shades. His looks have been giving major fashion hues for vacation.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) On the work front, Arjun Kapoor will be next seen in Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain Returns with John Abraham, Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria. Also Read: Malaika Arora breaks the internet with bikini pics from the Maldives; catches Arjun Kapoor scrolling Instagram on vacation

  • Mirzapur Season 2 bags the award for Best Original Programme by a Streamer/ OTT

    Amazon Original, Mirzapur Season 2, has won top honours at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA), Asia Pacific's (APAC) most prestigious awards for creative excellence, held on 2nd and 3rd December 2021 in Singapore. The awards showcase excellence in the film and television industry across the APAC region. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, India’s most preferred entertainment destination, Mirzapur is a blockbuster show that has won appreciation and love from fans and critics alike. Its win in the ‘Best Original Programme by a Streamer/OTT’ category further solidifies its position as a trailblazing show in the digital space. “At Prime Video, we are constantly working towards offering our viewers compelling content across genres, categories, languages and formats, that entertains, inspires and provokes,” said Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India. “Our programming reflects the diverse voices of our customers and provides a global showcase for stories that are deeply rooted in local culture, making them more authentic, engaging and immersive for viewers across the world. As we complete 5 years in India, our win at the prestigious Asian Academy Creative Awards is validation that our relentless efforts to find and give a platform to the best stories, storytellers and talent, is working. I would especially like to mention actor, Brahma Mishra, who essayed the role of Lalit in the series and met with a tragic demise this week. This award is a tribute to him and the hard work put in by him and his co-actors and technicians in making the series what it is today.” Puneet Krishna, Creator, on receiving the award for Mirzapur Season 2 said, “It is a huge moment for every technician and talent from Mirzapur, a series that has become a household name. The show’s authenticity and relatability make it a rather unique and interesting series, one that engages the audience at a deeper level. A heartfelt thanks to every actor and every person working extremely hard behind the camera to make Mirzapur a memorable viewing experience for the audiences. Thank you, Asian Academy Creative Awards, for recognizing our efforts. We would like to dedicate this award to Brahma Mishra, one of the most talented actors that we have worked with, and only wish that he was here to share this moment with us.” This win reinforces Prime Video’s position as the go-to service for engaging stories and storytellers. Commemorating five years of entertaining Indians through its diverse, authentic, local content, it has not only become the most preferred destination for entertainment but is also being acknowledged within the country’s creative economy for its role in ushering in a new era of entertainment. ALSO READ:Mirzapur fame Divyenndu Sharma gives a striking message on International Men’s Day; watch

  • Money Heist Season 5 Review : 4.0/5

    The mastermind of the heist, the Professor, is captured by former negotiator Alicia while the gang is right in the middle of a heist. The army has been called in save the day, but these personnel are the sort who are looking at destroying rather than saving. The latest season of Money Heist presents just one half of the entire episode, leaving you waiting for the remaining.

  • Mallika Dua's father Vinod Dua passes away

    Mallika Dua’s father and veteran journalist Vinod Dua passed away today. He was 67. Earlier this year, he had been diagnosed with Covid-19 and was later hospitalised when his condition worsened.

  • Ayushi Tiwari's stunning pictures in crop-top

    Apart from acting, Ayushi Tiwari is also known as a stylish actress and often grabbed the attention with her looks.

  • Ayushmann was scared of shooting romantic scenes with Vaani

    While fans are eagerly waiting to see Ayushmann Khurrana romancing with Vaani Kapoor in their upcoming rom-com ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ the popular actor recently shared an interesting behind-the-scenes story from their shooting days.

  • Ahan: Salman has been really supportive of me

    A Bollywood debut is that all-elusive, much-coveted prize that only a few manage to clinch. Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan got his with ‘Tadap’--the Hindi remake of a Telugu film–and his whole family is excited. Understandably, the most enthused of them all is the proud daddy who has admitted to having had sleepless nights before the premiere of the film. However, now that film is out and garnering good box office numbers, Suniel is a happy man. Speaking to ETimes, the father-son duo talk shop on how much this debut means to them, the journey that the star kid can look forward to ahead, and how the film came to be. Excerpts:

Movie Reviews

  • Movie Review: Tadap

    <strong><a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/tadap-2/">TADAP</a></strong> is the story of an obsessed lover. Ishana (<strong><a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/ahan-shetty/">Ahan Shetty</a></strong>) lives in Mussoorie with his adopted father who is addressed by everyone as Daddy (Saurabh Shukla). Daddy is a close aide of Damodar Nautiyal (Kumud Mishra), a politician who is fighting the state elections. Ishana runs a theatre and helps Daddy and Damodar in political activities. On the day of vote counting, Damodar's daughter Ramisa (<strong><a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/tara-sutaria/">Tara Sutaria</a></strong>) returns from the United Kingdom where she is studying. Damodar wins the elections and when Ishana is celebrating the former’s victory, Ramisa spots him. She gets attracted to him. Soon, she befriends him and even confesses that she is attracted to him. Ishana falls crazily in love with her. One day, she tells him that Damodar is compelling him to get married. She assures Ishana that she will convince her father to change his mind and that they should not meet for a few days. She kisses and leaves him and at that exact moment, Damodar sees them. He and Ramisa's grandmother decide to separate the lovers and teach Ishana a lesson. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1309322 size-full" title="Movie Review: Tadap" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Movie-Review-Tadap.jpeg" alt="Movie Review: Tadap" width="720" height="450" /> TADAP is the official remake of the Telugu film RX 100 [2018]. Ajay Bhupathi's story is ordinary in the first half but the twist in the second half is unpredictable. Rajat Arora's screenplay is engaging. RX 100 was a lengthy film but Rajat has shortened the narrative at several places for a better impact. He also added some interesting scenes; the scene where Ishaana and Ramisa exchange books is one case in point. On the flipside, the first half doesn’t have anything new and might test the patience of the viewers. Also, the obsession of Ishana is not convincing or even logical. Rajat Arora's dialogues are impressive. He is known for penning memorable one-liners and has peppered the film with some sharp dialogues. Milan Luthria's direction is simple and entertaining. He has treated the film in such a manner that viewers of all strata of society and across all centres will be able to relate to it. While the basic narrative is the same as RX 100, the Telugu film was far more violent. Milan has tried his best to down the bloodshed and yet ensure that the desired impact is made. A few scenes are very well helmed like the scene where Ramisa hugs Ishana or Ishana’s grand entry. The <em>'Tumse Bhi Zyada'</em> song also arrests attention and the parallels made between two drastically different situations is seen to be believed. The twist comes as a bolt from the blue but once the suspense is unveiled, the film falls a bit yet again. The finale is thrilling but might not be acceptable to all sections of viewers. And the biggest problem is that the film feels outdated. Viewers will find it difficult to accept that a guy can get so obsessed with a girl in this day and age. TADAP has a thrilling beginning. The entry of Ishaan followed by the opening fight sets the mood. Viewers will be curious to know why Ishana is so angry and why this hatred for Damodar. A few scenes of flashback portions stand out but overall, the first half is weak as it is clichéd. The second half starts off well but after a point, runs out of steam. The way Ishana gets obsessed with Ramisa and tries to snatch her away puts off viewers. The twist in the tale thankfully saves the day. The final fight and the finale will leave viewers divided. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Tadap Public Review | Ahan Shetty | Tara Sutaria | Milan Luthria</strong></span> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/first-day-first-show/tadap-public-review-ahan-shetty-tara-sutaria-milan-luthria/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> Ahan Shetty makes a confident debut. He is a bit stiff in certain scenes but at places, he shines very well. This is more so in the second half. The climax gives him a ripe opportunity to show his acting prowess and he succeeds largely. Tara Sutaria is a revelation. She gives a fine performance, very different from her acts in her previous two films. Saurabh Shukla is adorable while Kumud Mishra is dependable. Sumit Gulati (LOL) is poor. Saurav Chakrabarti (Guthli) has a crucial part and does very well. Rajesh Khera (Inspector Negi) and the actors playing Kashinath and Ramisa’s grandmother do not get much scope. Pritam Chakraborty's music is of the chartbuster variety. <em>'Tumse Bhi Zyada'</em> is already a rage and comes at a significant juncture in the film. Same goes for <em>'Tere Siva Jag Mein'</em>. <em>'Hoye Ishq Na'. 'Tu Mera Hogaya Hai'</em>, however, is forgettable. John Stewart Eduri's background score gives the film a commercial feel. Ragul Herian Dharuman's cinematography is appropriate. The locales of Mussoorie, Rishikesh and the single screen theatre are well shot. Ajay Vipin's production design is apt. Stefan Richter, Vikram Dahiya’s action is mildly violent, and that will give the film a far more appeal. Rohit Chaturvedi's costumes are appealing. The ones worn by Saurabh Shukla stand out. Rajesh G Pandey's editing is decent. On the whole, TADAP rests on some well executed scenes, shocking twist and a fine debut by Ahan Shetty. However, the clichéd and outdated storyline is a major downside of the film. At the box office, it will turn out to be an Average fare.

  • Movie Review: Bob Biswas

    <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/bob-biswas/"><strong>BOB BISWAS</strong></a> is the story of a contract killer who has lost his memory. Bob Biswas (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/abhishek-bachchan/">Abhishek A Bachchan</a>) is married to Mary Biswas (Chitrangda Singh) and has a son Benny (Ronith Arora) and daughter Mini (Samara Tijori). 8 years ago, Bob met with an accident and has been in a coma since. Bob regains consciousness but has no memory of his past life. He doesn't even recognize Mary or his children. Bob tries his best to adjust thanks to Mary who provides him with all the love and support to sail through this difficult time. Slowly, Bob forms a bond with Benny and Mini. He learns that Mini is his stepdaughter and that Mary was earlier married to David (Karanuday Jenjani). Bob married her after David passed away in an accident. One day, two police officers, Jishu Narang (Bhanu Uday Goswami) and Kharaj Sahu (Vishwanath Chatterjee), take Bob Biswas to a hideout. They inform Bob that he is a contract killer and that he has worked for them in the past. They start giving him contracts to kill people. Bob, at first, is apprehensive but he soon goes for it. His first two victims are Bubai (Purab Kohli) and Rahul (Kunal Verma), both of whom were in the business of selling a powerful and banned drug, code named 'Blue'. When Bob goes to kill Rahul, he suddenly gets flashes of his earlier life. He also realizes that David didn't die by accident but was killed. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1309106 size-full" title="Movie Review: Bob Biswas" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/bob-biswas-1.jpg" alt="Movie Review: Bob Biswas" width="720" height="450" /> Sujoy Ghosh's story is interesting and serves as a nice origin story of the iconic character from his much-loved film, KAHAANI [2012]. However, it gives a one déjà vu of similar films like PRINCE [2010] or the Hollywood films like THE BOURNE IDENTITY [2002], PAYCHECK [2003] etc. wherein the protagonists similarly lose their memory. Sujoy Ghosh's screenplay is very effective. He has infused some nice dramatic and emotional moments in the film that keep the interest going. There are multiple characters but most of them serve an important purpose and are well fleshed out. However, he leaves several questions unanswered. Sujoy Ghosh and Raj Vasant's dialogues are sharp yet simple. Diya Annapurna Ghosh's direction is supreme, especially considering that this is her first film. Since Bob Biswas is a character from the film KAHAANI, it was important that this film is also set in a similar zone. Diya succeeds very well in this regard as the look and treatment is just like the 2012 film. The dark humour bit is very strong in this film and one of the USPs. Besides the thrill element, the family track of Bob is something to watch out for, especially his bond with Mary. However, the film is not without its share of blemishes. A major problem is that a few bits are not explained, like how Bob lost his memory. The intentions of Jishu and Kharaj behind killing Bubai, Rahul etc. is bewildering and no attempt is made to explain the motive behind these killings. Lastly, the pace of the film is slow and hence, it is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Abhishek Bachchan: “Shah Rukh Khan’s BELIEF in storytelling &amp; storytellers…”| Rapid Fire | Bob Biswas</strong></span> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/celeb-interviews/abhishek-bachchan-shah-rukh-khans-belief-in-storytelling-storytellers-rapid-fire-bob-biswas/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> BOB BISWAS begins with the drug mafia track. The opening credits are a bit psychedelic that goes with the drug angle. The initial scenes of Bob are decent but nothing special. It is only when Bob kills his irritating neighbour (Kanchan Mullick) that the film goes on a different level. The scenes of Kali Da (Paran Bandopadhyay) are a delight. Post-interval, the interest is maintained, though the unhurried narrative does test patience at a few places. The pre-climax and climax is very arresting. The tribute to KAHAANI in the end is nicely done. Abhishek A Bachchan comes out with flying colours. It was a risk as he was stepping into a role, which was played flawlessly by another actor earlier (Saswata Chatterjee). But Abhishek ensures that there won’t be any complaints. He has minimal dialogues and he communicates with his eyes and silences, and it is something to watch out for. Chitrangda Singh is adorable and she lights up the scene whenever she enters the frame. Samara Tijori makes a confident debut. Ronith Arora is cute but doesn’t get much screen time. Paran Bandopadhyay is terrific. He plays a very intriguing part, which deserves a spin-off. Tina Desai (Indira Verma) leaves a mark. Purab Kohli is memorable in a cameo. Bhanu Uday Goswami, Vishwanath Chatterjee, Rajatava Dutta (Shekhar Chatterjee) and Kunal Verma are decent. Kanchan Mullick raises laughs. Kaushik Raj Chakraborty (Ustad) is passable. Amar Upadhyay (Saubhik Das) plays an interesting part, but is wasted. Deepro Sen (Ayan; the bully kid in the school) is too good in the scene when Abhishek Bachchan threatens him. Pavbitra Rabha (Dhonu; Chinese stall owner) lends able support. Sharad Joshi (Shontu; the person desparate for drugs), Late Yusuf Husain (Dr Mehta), Piyush Lalwani (Ishaan; the guy supplying 'Blue' to Mini), Barun Chanda (Priest) and Gulan Kriplani (Durga Dwivedi; senior officer) are good. Karanuday Jenjani aka Kiran Janjani doesn’t have much to do. Music is not of the chartbuster variety but is well-woven into the script. <em>'Jaanoon Na'</em> is played in the opening credits, while <em>'Tu Toh Gaya Re'</em> is played in the background in some interesting scenes. Clinton Cerejo and Bianco Gomes's background score is in sync with the theme and mood of the film. Gairik Sarkar's cinematography is spectacular and captures the locales of Kolkata beautifully. It is also a pleasure to see the City of Joy after ages. Madhumita Sen Sharma, Ajay Sharma and Rajesh Choudhary's production design is appealing and old-fashioned. Sham Kaushal's action is realistic. Jia Bhagia and Mallika Chauhan's costumes are straight out of life. Yasha Jaidev Ramchandani's editing could have been slicker. On the whole, BOB BISWAS is an interesting thriller and rests on a fine script by Sujoy Ghosh, able direction by Diya Annapurna Ghosh and the excellent performance of Abhishek A Bachchan.

  • Movie Review: Antim - The Final Truth

    <strong>ANTIM </strong>- THE FINAL TRUTH is the story of the rivalry between a cop and a gangster. Rahul (Aayush Sharma) lives with his parents and sister in a village near Pune, Maharashtra. His father Datta Pehelwan (Sachin Khedekar) owned a land but he sold it to Shinde (Uday Tikekar) for an unreasonable price, for the lavish marriage celebration of the former's daughter, Seema (Siddhi Dalvi). Shinde builds a farm house on Datta's land and Datta is employed there as a security guard. Shinde ill-treats him and one day, he fires him from the job on a frivolous pretext. The family then moves to Pune where Datta Pehelwan starts working as a porter in the vegetable market. The goons of the local corporator, Salvi (Vijay Nikam), demand hafta from all the porters. A porter, Satya (Mahesh Manjrekar), one day, refuses to pay. The goons beat him up. Rahul and his friend Ganya (Rohit Haldikar) attack the goons. Rahul and Ganya are arrested and taken to the nearest police station, which is headed by Rajveer Singh (Salman Khan). He is a righteous officer and refuses to release them despite pleas from Dutta Pehelwan and Seema. Rajgir also tells Rahul to not break the law as it can cause problems to his family. In prison, Satya and Ganya are attacked by Salvi's men. The fight is stopped by Nanya Bhai (Upendra Limaye). He sees potential in Rahul and Ganya. Once they are out of jail, Rahul expresses desire to teach Salvi a lesson. Rahul and Ganya get a chance to do so one day but they accidentally end up killing him. They are back in jail but this time, Nanya Bhai gets their bail done. Rahul then fights for the rights of the farmers who come to the vegetable market. He decides to give everyone a fair price for their produce. Nanya Bhai sees potential in Rahul's business model and he becomes a partner. Rahul also starts doing Nanya Bhai's dirty work like getting farm lands forcefully from poor peasants. Rahul sees nothing wrong in that but one day, Satya informs him that it was Nanya Bhai who compelled Datta Pehelwan to sell his land at a rate below the market price. Nanya had also threatened to rape Seema if Datta Pehelwan had refused the offer. Meanwhile, MLA Ambir (Sharad Ponkshe), arch nemesis of Nanya, tells Rahul to finish Nanya. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1306175 size-full" title="Antim - The Final Truth" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Antim-–-The-Final-Truth-25-1.jpg" alt="Antim - The Final Truth" width="720" height="450" /> <strong>ANTIM - THE FINAL TRUTH</strong> is the official remake of the 2018 Marathi film MULSHI PATTERN [written and directed by Pravin Tarde]. Pravin Tarde's story touches upon some important issues like land mafia, migration of rural population and their exploitation in urban areas, etc. Mahesh V Manjrekar, Abhijeet Deshpande and Siddarth Salvi's screenplay is decent in the first half but is unexciting in the second half. The characters and the plot points are such that the film could have gone to great heights. Instead, the writers pepper the narrative with beaten-to-death and insipid scenes post intermission. A few scenes, however, are exceptionally penned. Mahesh V Manjrekar, Abhijeet Deshpande and Siddarth Salvi's dialogues are sharp and commercial, without going over the top. Mahesh V Manjrekar's direction is fine. The veteran director tries his best to make the goings-on exciting. He also gives a very realistic look and realistic setting to the film. A few sequences are very arresting like Rajveer and Rahul’s meetings in the police station and Rahul’s assault on Salvi. The intermission point is dramatic. Post-interval, two sequences stand out – one, when Manda (Mahima Makwana) admonishes Rahul in front of hundreds in the market, and two, when Rahul tells Datta to come stay with him and the latter refuses. Barring these two sequences and the climax, the second half is unimaginative. The grand plan of Rajveer to start a war between the warring gangs is childish and is presented as the greatest plan ever thought by a character in a film. ANTIM - THE FINAL TRUTH doesn’t waste time and the characters and their problems are introduced at the very start. Rajveer’s entry is heroic. The first half is engaging and one expects the film will turn to be a great fare in the second half, especially after Rajveer and Rahul’s fight at the interval point. Sadly, the film goes downhill after the interval. The chase and the final fight is when the film picks up. But the film ends on a very dark and depressing note. Also, the film is very local in nature. Due to these two factors, the film’s reach might be limited. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Aayush Sharma: “An ADVICE I received from Salman Khan that I’ll follow all my life is…”| Rapid Fire</span> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/celeb-interviews/aayush-sharma-an-advice-i-received-from-salman-khan-that-ill-follow-all-my-life-is-rapid-fire/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> Salman Khan is not in top form but he manages to create impact in a few scenes. Thankfully, he has a significant role and is there in the film from start to finish. Aayush Sharma has improved a lot from his debut film, LOVEYATRI [2018]. The actor has worked hard and it shows. Besides an able performance, his dialogue delivery is also praiseworthy. Mahima Makwana makes a confident debut and is memorable in the scene where she blasts Aayush. Sachin Khedekar is dependable. Upendra Limaye leaves a huge mark in a small role. Uday Tikekar is decent while Vijay Nikam is good in the cameo. Mahesh Manjrekar plays a role similar to the one he played in DABANGG [2010]. His dialogues are difficult to understand. Jisshu Sengupta (Pitya) and Nikitin Dheer (Daya) are poor. Prem Dharmadhikari (Sidhu) gives a decent performance and has a significant role. Rohit Haldikar is there for most parts of the film but doesn’t have much to do. Sayaji Shinde (Uday) and Bharat Ganeshpure (Lawyer) lend able support. Sharad Ponkshe, Siddhi Dalvi and Chhaya Kadam (Rahul's mother) don’t get much scope. Waluscha De Sousa looks gorgeous in the item song. Hitesh Modak's music is forgettable. The only song that stands out is <em>'Koi Toh Aayega'</em>; it is played in the background and enhances impact. The rest of the songs - <em>'Bhai Ka Birthday'</em>, <em>'Hone Laga', 'Chingari'</em> and <em>'Vignaharta'</em> are disappointing. Ravi Basrur's background score has the massy vibe. Karan B Rawat's cinematography is passable, but certain top angle drone shots of the market are spectacular. Vikram Dahiya's action is not gory and works well. The intro action scene by ANL Arasu is the best action piece in the film. Prashant R Rane's production design is realistic. Ashley Rebello and Alvira Khan Agnihotri's costumes are real and yet appealing. Bunty Nagi's editing is neat. On the whole, ANTIM - THE FINAL TRUTH has an entertaining first half and the face-off between Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma keeps the interest going. But the unexciting second half diminishes the overall impact. <strong>Antim Review</strong>

  • Movie Review: Satyameva Jayate 2

    <strong>SATYAMEVA JAYATE 2</strong> is the story of a family's fight against corruption. Satya Balram Azaad (John Abraham) is the home minister in a coalition government in Uttar Pradesh. He tries to pass an anti-corruption bill in the assembly but his own alliance partners oppose. Interestingly, one of the MLA who votes against the bill is Satya's wife, Vidya Azaad (Divya Khosla Kumar). She is the daughter of Chandra Prakash (Harsh Chhaya), the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, the doctors in a government hospital in the state go on strike. A mother pleads them to treat her daughter who has met with an accident. The doctor leading the strike refuses. The victim dies in front of the protesting doctors and media. The same night, a vigilante (John Abraham), kills the doctor leading the strike in an act of revenge. His death leads to the strike being withdrawn. The vigilante becomes an overnight hero. Chandra Prakash is not impressed and he tells DCP Upadhyaya (Anup Soni) to find the culprit. The DCP hands over the case to Jay Balram Azaad (John Abraham), twin brother of Satya Balram Azaad. On the other hand, another scandal rocks the state as many children fall ill after consuming a meal in a madrasa. In the government hospital where they are admitted, there's shortage of oxygen cylinders. Hence, 40 of those kids die. Satya finds out that the spoilt foodgrains were supplied by a relative of Tripathi (Daya Shankar Prasad). And the one responsible to supply oxygen in the government hospital is a close aide of Shankar Prasad (Zakir Hussain). Both Tripathi and Shankar are from the alliance party and they threaten to withdraw support when Satya confronts them. It now comes to light that the vigilante is none other than Satya. He now kills both Tripathi and Shankar. A few days later, a third incident occurs as a flyover in the state collapses. The contractor of the flyover, Madan Lal Joshi (Rituraj Singh) refuses to take responsibility. Jay and others conclude that he's going to get killed by the vigilante. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1305184" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Movie-Review-Satyameva-Jayate-2.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> Milap Milan Zaveri's story is massy, as expected. He has touched upon a lot of issues, many of which are relatable for the common man. However in the second half, too many issues are presented and they come across as standalone issues. Milap Milan Zaveri's screenplay is very engaging. The script is such that the film never gets low or dull. Something or the other is constantly happening from start to finish. Milap Milan Zaveri's dialogues are clapworthy. There are some powerful one liners in nearly every sentence and this is really commendable. Milap Milan Zaveri's direction is supreme and it's clear that he has evolved. This isn't an easy film to pull off as it has three characters, all of which are played by one actor and moreover, it is treated in a very commercial manner. Some scenes are executed exceptionally. In fact, the entry of Jay Balram Azaad, the interval point, the fight sequence of Dadasaab Balram Azaad (John Abraham) etc. will create a riot in cinemas. On the flipside, while the first half moves like a rocket, the second half dips slightly. The Karwa Chauth scene slows down the narrative. Also, the film might not be everyone's cup of tea as it is a complete mass film in all respects. SATYAMEVA JAYATE 2 starts off with a bang without wasting any time. The assembly scene is rocking but the film gets better as Satya kills the vigilante and later the corrupt netas. The entry of Jay is a highlight and the way the national anthem is incorporated is seen to be believed. The twist in the interval point comes as a bolt from the blue. Post interval, the flashback portion of Dadasaab is engaging. The film then falls but picks up in the finale. SATYAMEVA JAYATE 2 is completely a <strong>John Abraham</strong> show. The actor has outdone himself and has played the three characters in a superb manner. Each character stands out but the cop one is the one where he plays to the gallery and it'll be loved by the masses followed by the farmer one. Divya Khosla Kumar looks stunning and delivers an able performance. Harsh Chhaya is decent. Anup Soni doesn't get much scope. Daya Shankar Prasad and Zakir Hussain are decent. Gautami Kapoor (Suhasini) leaves a tremendous mark. Rajendra Gupta, Shaad Randhawa, Sahil Vaid, Saleem Shah, Bhagyashree Limaye and others lend able support. Nora Fatehi is sizzling hot. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1305185" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Movie-Review-Satyameva-Jayate-2-00.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> The Music of the film is fine. <em>'Kusu Kusu'</em> is a chartbuster already. <em>'Tenu Lehenga' </em>comes at a great juncture. <em>'Jann Gann</em> <em>Mann'</em> is very touching. '<em>Meri Zindagi Hai Tu</em>' is the best song of the album and romantic one. Sanjoy Chowdhury's background score is loud but it works well for the film. The Dadasaab theme is memorable. Dudley's cinematography is appropriate. Amin Khatib's action is one of the highlights of the film. But at a few places, it is raw and quite gory. Priya Suhass's production design adds to the film's appeal. Akshaye Tyagi's costumes are realistic yet glamorous. Nora Fatehi's costumes (by Sandeep Khosla, Abu Jani) are quite hot. Futureworks and Variate Studio's VFX is neat. Maahir Zaveri's editing is fine in the first half but could have been better and slicker in the second half. On the whole, <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/satyameva-jayate-2/critic-review/satyameva-jayate-2-movie-review/satyameva-jayate-2-is-a-power-packed-mass-entertainer-with-a-good-performance-from-john-abraham/">SATYAMEVA JAYATE 2</a> is a power packed mass entertainer, and is embellished with some highly entertaining moments and a bravura performance by John Abraham. At the box office, it has the potential to open huge and sustain well in the long run.

  • Movie Review: Bunty Aur Babli 2

    BUNTY AUR BABLI 2 is the story of two pairs of conmen. 15 years after the events of the first film, Rakesh (Saif Ali Khan) and Vimmi (Rani Mukerji) are now settled in Phursatganj. They have a son, Pappu, and have completely left the con job. One day, Inspector Jatayu Singh (Pankaj Tripathi) arrests them for conning a group of middle aged men. They were promised a trip to a country called Virgin Island and each person in the group had paid Rs. 5 lakhs to a couple - Kunal Singh (Siddhant Chaturvedi) and Sonia Rawat (Sharvari). When these men reached the airport, they realised that had  been conned. These angry men barge into the office of Kunal and Sonia only to find the logo of Bunty and Babli. Jatayu was a junior cop in the team of Dashrath Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) who was in charge of solving the Bunty and Babli case. Hence, he knew about their whereabouts and nabbed them. Rakesh and Vimmi insist that they are innocent. But Jatayu refuses to believe them. He realises his mistake when Kunal and Sonia carry out another con job while Rakesh and Vimmi are in custody. This time, they fool a mayor (Yashpal Sharma) of a town in western Uttar Pradesh under the pretext of selling the lease of the Ganga river. Jatayu makes an offer to Rakesh and Vimmi. He asks for their help in nabbing the new Bunty and Babli. Rakesh and Vimmi agree as they are hurt that someone is using their brand which they created with lot of hard work. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1302556 size-full" title="Bunty Aur Babli 2" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Movie-Review-Bunty-Aur-Babli-2-1.jpg" alt="Bunty Aur Babli 2" width="720" height="450" /> Aditya Chopra's story is okay and gives a strong deja vu of his previous productions like DHOOM, LADIES VS RICKY BAHL, BADMAASH COMPANY etc. Varun V Sharma's screenplay is decent in the first half. The con games played by Kunal and Sonia before the intermission are at least interesting to see. But in the second half, the film goes downhill as the humour and logic both go out of the window. It seemed like the writer ran out of ideas and didn't know what to do next. Varun V Sharma's dialogues adds to the laughs at select places but could have been much better. Varun V Sharma's direction is neat and devoid of complications. But it fails to hide the glaring loopholes and not so funny developments of the second half. The biggest grouse however is how things happen conveniently. For instance, it is bewildering how Rakesh and Vimmi are able to locate Bunty and Babli in Goa. Even in the first half, Vimmi finds out about Sonia's whereabouts in the gym. One can argue that their son, who is tech savvy, must have helped them. But how exactly he did so is never explained. And if he had the resources to track such most wanted criminals, then the police should also ideally have better ways of doing the same. And that's not all. The character of the kid is very funny but the way Rakesh and Vimmi would leave him for days without help from anyone else is very unconvincing. And there are a series of such errors in the script. BUNTY AUR BABLI 2 has a fine start. The three con jobs shown in the first half keep viewers engaged. The entry of Jatayu is heroic and funny. Post interval, one expects fireworks as Rakesh and Vimmi travel to Abu Dhabi to nab the con duo. But the plot points from here on fail to entice. The ending is intended to be wicked but is silly and also predictable. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Rani Mukerji: “Maine saare stereotypes ko CHALLENGE kiya hai because nor I’m…”| Bunty Aur Babli 2</strong></span> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/celeb-interviews/rani-mukerji-maine-saare-stereotypes-ko-challenge-kiya-hai-because-nor-im-bunty-aur-babli/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> Speaking of performances, Saif Ali Khan is not in a great form. And its pretty shocking since he's known to ace in all kinds of genres. Rani Mukerji is too loud and over the top and is not in sync with her character in the first half. The only scene where she does well is when she blasts Kunal and Sonia at the breakfast area and it is memorable only because of her act. Siddhant Chaturvedi leaves a mark and proves that he's a hero material. Sharvari makes a confident debut and looks sizzling. The performances of both, however, suffers as not enough emphasis is given on their respective back stories. Pankaj Tripathi, as expected, is dependable and hilarious. Yashpal Sharma is decent while late Mohit Baghel (Golu Chaubey) leaves a mark in the scene where he apologizes to Sonia. Gopal Dutt (Nand Kishor) is lovely. Rajiv Gupta (Gupta; cop) is passable. Neeraj Sood (Chadha), Asrani (Thahrey Singh), Brijendra Kala (Mehmood) and Prem Chopra get no scope. Agrim Mittal (Pappu Trivedi) and Mahi Soni (Rinku Awasthi) are cute but the character of the former could have been better fleshed out. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's music is poor and that's another major problem with the film, since the soundtrack of part 1 is memorable even today. The title song is nothing special. <em>'Tattoo</em> <em>Waaliye'</em> is played in the end credits and is forgettable. The same goes for <em>'Luv Ju' </em>and <em>'Dhik</em> <em>Chik'</em>. Julius Packiam's background score is much better. Gavemic U Ary's cinematography adds to the grandeur and visual appeal. Rajat Poddat's production design is decent. Sabyasachi Mukherjee's costumes for Rani Mukerji are tacky and doesn't contribute to the humour. It also looks a bit cheap at some places. Leepakshi Ellawadi's costumes for the rest are fine. Parvez Sheikh's action is fine. Aarif Sheikh's editing could have been slicker in the second half. On the whole, BUNTY AUR BABLI 2 is a poor show all the way. At the box office, the overall collections would be impacted due to the negative word of mouth. Disappointing!

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