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  • Photos: Celebs attend KJo's birthday bash

    Karan Johar will turn 50 on Wednesday and celebs have arrived for the birthday celebration of the filmmaker at his residence. Farah Khan, Ayan Mukerji, Gauri Khan, Apoorva Mehta, Maheep Kapoor and other celebs got snapped as they arrived for the bash. They were all smiles as the paparazzi clicked their pictures

  • Trending Entertainment News Today: Salman Khan behind Aayush Sharma leaving Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Cannes pics go viral

    Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and others are among the top entertainment newsmakers today. If you've had a busy day and want to end it on a great note, you've come to the right place. Salman Khan behind Aayush Sharma leaving Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's Cannes pics go viral and other such stories are a part of our trending entertainment news. So read on to know more about our trending newsmakers of the day. Salman Khan behind Aayush Sharma leaving Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali? Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is in the news. According to an ETimes report, Aayush Sharma left the film and Salman Khan had something to do with it. Read the full story here: Salman Khan behind Aayush Sharma leaving Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali? Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's Cannes pics go viral Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone seem to be having a great time at Cannes. Their pics are going viral. Read the full story here: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's Cannes pics go viral Aamir Khan to play IPL? Laal Singh Chaddha actor Aamir Khan is all set to play the IPL. Wondering how? Read on to know more. Read the full story here: Aamir Khan to play IPL? Salaar: Producer updates on teaser of Prabhas and Shruti Haasan starrer The teaser of Salaar was slated to release this month. The producer of the film has an update. Read the full story here: Salaar: Producer updates on teaser of Prabhas and Shruti Haasan starrer Esha Gupta posts stunning mirror selfie Esha Gupta took to Instagram to post an uber-hot mirror selfie. She wore a crop top with a pair of denims. Read the full story here: Esha Gupta posts stunning mirror selfie

  • Karan Johar’s 50th birthday: Farah Khan, Gauri Khan attend the bash at the filmmaker’s house; choreographer shows his HUGE closet [Watch Video]

    It's Karan Johar's 50th birthday today, and celebs like Farah Khan, Gauri Khan, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Sajdeh, and Apoorva Mehta have reached his house to ring in the filmmaker's special day. While a big birthday bash has been planned for tomorrow, looks like Karan's close friends decided to be with him when he turns 50. Farah took to Instagram to share a video from the bash, and she has given us a glimpse of Karan's huge closet. Well, she also interacts with the birthday boy in the video. Farah captioned the video as, "Happy 50th to @karanjohar .. most sporting, witty n intelligent friend i hav #karah p.s- apologise for the number of times I said "Oh My God".." In the video, Farah tells him, "Karan it's your 50th birthday, and you don't look 50, but you used to." She further asks Karan what he is wearing to which the filmmaker says, "I am wearing Yohji Yamamoto." So, Farah quips, "Jiski kabhi na lo photo." He later asks Farah if she wants to come into her closet, to this she replies, "You want to come out of closet." So, Karan replies, "Been there done that." In the end, Karan praises Farah for her outfit. Check out the pictures of Farah, Gauri, and others below Meanwhile, a big birthday bash has been planned for tomorrow at Yash Raj Studios, and it is expected that many big names from the film industry will be attending the party. So, it's going to be a starry night tomorrow. The theme of the bash will be black and bling, and it will be designed by Amrita Mahal who has worked on creating the sets of his movies like Kalank, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Brahmastra, and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. Now, that's what we call a grand party.

  • Vaani Kapoor picks a pastel dress for the summer

    Vaani Kapoor gives a class on how to dress in pastel colours this summer. The actress recently waved at the cameras while visiting an upscale eatery.  Her outfit of choice was a lavender bodycon dress. The dress featuring a high slit was paired with transparent flats. She rounded off the look with minimal silver hoop earrings.  The actress recently announced that she will be launching her own fitness platform. This will enable people to pursue holistic and balanced living. 

  • Justin Bieber to perform in India as a part of his Justice World Tour

    International singer Justin Bieber is returning to India as a part of his Justice World Tour. This marks the pop singer’s second concert in India after his 2017 Purpose World Tour in Mumbai.  The concert will be held in New Delhi on October 18th. The concert will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, and the tickets will be on sale from June 4th. The tickets are priced from Rs. 4,000 onwards. As a part of his Justice World Tour, Justin Bieber will be travelling to over 30 countries and playing more than 125 shows. The tour began earlier this month and will end in March 2023. The tour started with Mexico as the first country Bieber will be performing at. He will next perform in Italy in July and continue to play in Scandinavian countries in August. Next on the tour would be South America and South Africa, and then he would visit India in October. He will then continue his tour, closing in on the year with performances in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. He will move to the UK and Europe early next year. Additional dates have been announced for Dubai, Bahrain, Sydney, London, Dublin, Manila, and Amsterdam.

  • Cannes 2022: Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh join Rebecca Hall Asghar Farhadi in a fun selfie

    Deepika Padukone, expectedly, has a packed schedule at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The actress is a member of the official competition jury that will present the Palme d'Or awards at the end of the festival. But that doesn't mean she isn't having fun. Not long ago, Padukone was joined by her husband, Ranveer Singh. The actor arrived at the festival to spend time with his wife, and it's needless to say he's making appearances by her side.  In a recently surfaced picture, Ranveer Singh can be seen snapping a fun elevator selfie with some members of the jury, including British actress Rebecca Hall and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. The Jayeshbhai Jordaar star was wearing a pastel pink suit while Deepika was snapped in a white shirt.  Check out the picture here:  This isn’t the first glimpse of the stars enjoying their time in Cannes. Ranveer and Deepika were also snapped alongside Rebecca Hall at a party. The picture showed them sharing a hearty laugh. In case you missed it, check it out here: Ranveer Singh has reportedly taken time off from his very busy work schedule for his Cannes trip. The actor has been filming for Karan Johar’s next Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, in which he will be seen sharing screen space with Alia Bhatt. He is also attached to star in Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus. Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone will be back on the big screen with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan. She will also appear alongside Amitabh Bachchan in the Indian adaptation of The Intern and also has a starring role alongside Hrithik Roshan in Fighter. 

  • Kartik Aaryan clicked at the airport in a casual avatar

    Basking in the stupendous success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which is running housefull at the theatres, Kartik Aaryan has enough reasons to celebrate. The actor has an interesting lineup to look forward to as well with Shehzada alongside Kriti Sanon being one of the most anticipated films. Earlier today he was clicked at the airport in a casual look. Sporting a printed black full-sleeved t-shirt with denims and brown shoes, he looked handsome as always. Check out the pictures here!

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui honoured with Excellence in Cinema award at the French Riviera Film Festival

    The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival has already seen many memorable moments. Among the stars attending the festival was Nawazuddin Siddiqui. While the actor, who has been a regular at the gala, walked the red carpet, that wasn't the last of his film festival updates. After making a splash on the Cannes red carpet, the actor has now been honoured with the Excellence in Cinema award at the French Riviera Film Festival.  Nawazuddin Siddiqui was presented the award at the French Riviera Film Festival by Emmy-winning star Vincent De Paul. On the momentous occasion, the Gangs of Wasseypur actor was also snapped with Sex and the City fame Gilles Marini, Turkish star Cansel Elcin and Polish director Jaroslaw Marszewski. The actor shared pictures from the event. He captioned the post as,"Receiving the #ExcellenceInCinema Award at the #FrenchRivieraFilmFestival made the wonderful evening all the more special. Memorable time spent with the amazing Cinema Artists from across the Globe was a beautiful feeling." Check it out here:  Nawazuddin Siddiqui made headlines earlier at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was a part of the Indian contingent. He walked the red carpet alongside the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur, musician Ricky Kej, CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi and more. He was also snapped alongside R Madhavan, Kamal Haasan and AR Rahman.  On the acting front, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was last seen in Heropanti 2 in which he played the antagonist. He will next be seen in Tiku Weds Sheru.  

  • Taapsee Pannu clicked at an upscale diner in Bandra

    Taapsee Pannu, who is awaiting the release of her biographical drama Shabaash Mithu, was photographed outside an upscale eatery in Bandra today. Taapsee looked gorgeous as ever in a blue crop top and a peach pleated skirt. Her matching purse and sandals completed her casual ensemble. Taapsee's curls, however, drew our attention as the actress looked adorable with her hair clipped on both sides. Meanwhile, Taapsee will next be seen in Rajkumar Hirani's Dunki, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan. Aside from that, she has films like Woh Ladki Hai Kahan, Dobaaraa, and 'Blurr' on her agenda.

  • Hansal Mehtas Scam 2003: The Telgi Story gets an intriguing first look

    The sequel to Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story was announced last year, and it looks like the excitement around the next instalment will now be revived. The upcoming sequel, titled Scam 2003: The Telgi Story, is set to take on yet another scandalous case. Its plot will revolve around the infamous Abdul Karim Telgi, a fruit seller who built a booming empire from the printing of counterfeit stamps. The showrunners have now revealed the first look in the form of a motion poster.  The first glimpse of Hansal Mehta's Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is out, and it's rather intriguing. The short clip introduces the lead star—veteran actor Gagan Dev Riar, who has several theatre credits to his name. The teaser sees the actor as Abdul Karim Telgi, and it's set to what seems to be a new version of the Scam 1992 title track. It comes with a massive recall for the first series. Announcing the show, Hansal Mehta wrote, "Telgi has been found. Presenting the very talented Gagan Dev Riar as Abdul Telgi. #Scam2003."  Take a look at the motion poster here:  🔊 Telgi has been found.🗣ï¸Ã‚Â� Presenting the very talented Gagan Dev Riar as Abdul Telgi. #Scam2003. pic.twitter.com/wws3phKOmJ — Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) May 24, 2022 Gagan Dev Riar looks impressively similar to Telgi and their likeness is garnering quite a bit of praise from eager fans.  Pratik Gandhi who shot to fame with Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, also shared the motion poster in a post captioned, "#scam2003 New scam new scamstar."  Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is reportedly adapted from a book titled Reporter Ki Diary which is written by Sanjay Singh, the journalist who broke the story of the scam. Abdul Karim Telgi reportedly raked in Rs 20,000 crore with the scam. The upcoming show will be helmed by Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani.  The release date of Scam 2003: The Telgi Story which will arrive on streaming is yet to be announced. 

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  • Aamir Khan to host IPL 2022 finale ahead of Laal Singh Chaddha trailer release on May 29

    Aamir Khan’s highly anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha has been making rounds of conversation on the internet for quite some time. It's not just the charisma of the forthcoming film that has time and again excited the netizens but also the lead star whose unprecedented moves always take us aback. From releasing songs without visuals to putting singers, lyricists, composers, and technicians in the spotlight, Aamir has gone out of his way to come up with unique strategies to promote the upcoming release. Recently, it was speculated that the trailer of Laal Singh Chaddha is all set to be released in the IPL finale. Turns out the tittle-tattle around the film is true. Moreover, to add fire to the flame, Aamir Khan is all set to host the finale of India’s most celebrated cricket league - IPL. This is the first time when a team is going extensive with its campaign. Releasing a trailer during the IPL match is one of the unparalleled moves made in history so far. This is out of an ordinary marketing plan chalked out by the makers where the audience will watch a trailer for the first time on a TV.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Aamir Khan Productions (@aamirkhanproductions) Confirming the same, the makers of the film took to their social media to share a chucklesome video. In the video, Aamir announces the release of Laal Singh Chaddha’s trailer in the IPL finale during the first innings and second strategic timeout. Watch out for the IPL finale on 29th May, hosted by Aamir Khan, from 6 Pm onwards on the star sports network and Disney Hotstar. Laal Singh Chaddha, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, and Chaitanya Akkineni. ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: “Aamir Khan’s idea for Laal Singh Chadha music is good for platforms like Hungama” – says Bhushan Kumar

  • SCOOP: After Venkatesh and Pooja Hegde, Salman Khan gets Jagapathi Babu on board for Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali

    Salman Khan’s upcoming action comedy, directed by Farhad Samji, has been in the news for a long time now for several reasons. But it seems that the team has finally got an impressive ensemble cast on board. Bollywood Hungama recently reported that Aayush Sharma walked out of the film citing creative differences. And now, we got more updates on the cast of this Salman Khan film. "Salman Khan is making a pan-India film and is leaving no stone unturned on the casting front. He sat down with his team and has hand-picked the actors of his choice. The first to be locked on the film was Pooja Hegde, followed by his close friend, Venkatesh. And now, Salman has got another actor from the Telugu industry on board and it's none other than Jagapathi Babu," a source close to the actor informed Bollywood Hungama. For those unaware, Jagapathi Babu was to do Dabangg 3 for Salman Khan, but things didn't materialize back in the day due to date issues. "And now, when Salman offered him this role, he instantly came on board. The team wanted an ideal villain in the film to fight Salman and Venkatesh, and there's no one better than Jagapathi to do that," the source further told us. Jagapathi Babu will join Salman in the Hyderabad schedule of the film in June. With the addition of the ace actor, the extended cast of this Farhad Samji Film is - Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh, Jagapathi Babu, Shehnaaz Gill, Jassie Gill, Raghav, Siddharth Nigam and Malvika Sharma. Some more actors from the comic space in Bollywood and Telugu film industries are also in conversation to do this action comedy for Salman Khan. The makers are expected to announce the film and title soon, and according to our source, it is on track for December 30 release this year. Also Read: Director Farhad Samji’s picture from the sets of Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali leaked!

  • “The way Akshay Kumar has spoken about being rejected for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is very derogatory and condescending. I never said he was crap. I am sorry I rejected him" - Mansoor Khan

    In an old video interview that has surfaced Akshay Kumar is heard telling film critic Mayank Shekhar that he was rejected during the audition of director Mansoor Khan’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar because he was “crap”. Speaking on the incident the Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar director Mansoor Khan told this writer, “What Akshay has said about him being thrown out of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar surprised me. I am sorry I rejected him. But I am amazed at the career that he has. At the time that we screen-tested him, he was very very wooden. He had a great physique. But that’s it.” Mansoor feels Akshay could have chosen his words more discreetly. “The way he has spoken about being rejected is very derogatory and condescending. Akshay had even called me after being rejected saying. ‘Let’s work together.’ I never said he was crap.” Mansoor reveals that even Deepak Tijori who auditioned for the same role that Akshay did, was rejected. “Deepak tested for the role and I told him, ‘Deepak you are a damn good actor. But I am sorry I am going with Milind Soman for his physique.’ Akshay Kumar, I didn't say anything to. Maybe that upset him. Eventually, when Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar became iconic he must have felt jilted. I don’t blame him.” Also Read: 30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar EXCLUSIVE: “I had auditioned aur mere ko bhi nikaal diya tha. Milind Soman had bagged the part of Shekhar. 75% of the film was shot with him” – Deepak Tijori

  • Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah starrer Darlings to premiere on Netflix this year

    The much-awaited Red Chillies Entertainment & Eternal Sunshine Productions Darlings is set to premiere on Netflix this year. Produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Gaurav Verma, the film is the debut full-length feature for director Jasmeet K Reen and stars Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, and Roshan Mathew in lead roles. Darlings also brings together the absolute greats of music- music composer Vishal Bharadwaj and lyricist Gulzar. Director Jasmeet K Reen said, “I couldn’t have asked for a better feature film debut—working with a pool of versatile and talented actors has been an absolute pleasure. I am delighted that Red Chillies and Eternal Sunshine are taking the film across the globe with Netflix.” Alia Bhatt, who marks her debut as a producer (Eternal Sunshine) with Darlings said, “Darlings holds a very special place in my heart, it’s my first film as a producer that too with Red Chillies. We are very proud and happy how the film has shaped up and we hope it will entertain and engage audiences world over.” Producer and COO, Red Chillies Entertainment, Gaurav Verma shared, “A script nurtured inhouse, and later produced with the incredible Alia, and supported by a stellar cast in Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew, helmed by Jasmeet, who has lot of promise, Darlings is very special to all of us. Gulzar Saab and Vishal Ji have given soul to the film with the songs. We couldn’t have asked for more. I cannot wait for the audience to finally see the film” Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India said, “At Netflix, we want to entertain our members with best in class films, across genres, made possible by collaborating with filmmakers who take big creative swings to tell diverse and compelling stories. With Darlings, we continue our long-standing partnership with Red Chillies Entertainment and are excited to be the home for Alia Bhatt’s first production. Darlings, by debut director Jasmeet K Reen, is a must watch- a perfect storm of a riveting plot, fresh storytelling brought to life by powerful performances.” Darlings is a dark-comedy that explores the lives of a mother-daughter duo trying to find their place in Mumbai, seeking courage and love in exceptional circumstances while fighting against all odds. ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt leaves for the UK for her Hollywood debut in Heart Of Stone alongside Gal Gadot – “Feel like a newcomer all over again”

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  • Jacqueline Fernandez has a face-off with Dance Rani from Disney+ Hotstar’s Escaype Live; watch

    Bollywood’s dancing diva Jacqueline Fernandez, known for her flawless dancing techniques, and enviable agility, recently matched thumkas with an all-new rising dancing talent, Dance Rani AKA Aadya Sharma of Disney+ Hotstar’s latest social thriller Escaype LIVE. Showing the young talent some of her signature moves, Jacqueline Fernandez opened the platform to Dance Rani, who then added her twists to the thumping choreography. With dynamic energy and joyful spirits, the duo offered the audience a glance at the spectacular dance duet. Dance Rani can be seen swaying to many more tunes in Hotstar Specials, Escaype LIVE, directed by Siddharth Kumar Tewary. The show that chronicles the realities of social media in today’s time also stars Siddharth, Jaaved Jaaferi, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Ritvik Sahore, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Plabita Borthakur, and child actor Aadyaa Sharma, amongst others. Escaype LIVE is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) Astonished by her energy, Jacqueline Fernandez said , “Dance Rani captures every Indian child’s dream of making it big in life and becoming the best of the best. It is her passion and love for the art that keeps her going. After dancing with her, I know for a fact why she is the rani of dance. Catch Dance Rani’s journey as she makes her way to the top on Escaype LIVE, exclusively streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.” To find out who wins the bounty, watch the finale of Disney+ Hotstar’s edge-of-the-seat thriller Escaype LIVE on 27th May. ALSO READ: Jacqueline Fernandez explores a shade of her spirituality in a beautiful white attire

  • 30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar EXCLUSIVE: "Pooja Bedi forgot to hold down the dress and it flew over her head. That was the first time we realized what a thong is" - Farah Khan

    Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar completed 30 years on May 22. While the film is remembered for its plot, direction, sports element, songs and thrill, it was also significant as it marked the debut of choreographer Farah Khan in Bollywood. On the film’s 30th anniversary, Bollywood Hungama exclusively spoke to Farah Khan as she went down memory lane. It’s common knowledge that Saroj Khan was the choreographer initially and Farah stepped in after the former had to leave the film. Farah Khan said, “I was the 4th assistant. I used to give the clap and keep a track of the continuity. Saroj ji was the choreographer.” Was Farah Khan in shock when she realized that she was going to choreograph the songs? To which, she explained, “No, I wasn’t. I was ready for it at that time. I remember very clearly that Saroj ji was choreographing ‘Yahaan Ke Hum Sikandar’. Her way was very different from what the film was. I mean, there’s no doubt that she was an exceptionally great choreographer. However, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar required a little less filmy way of choreography. This is because it was not a typical filmy movie. ‘Pehla Nasha’ was also being filmed in a filmy way.” She continued, “At one point, I was observing them and writing continuity. And very clearly I got this realization that ‘I can do this’.” Farah Khan stated, “Hence when I got this chance, I was thrilled. I wasn’t nervous at all. I had a hundred ideas. I sat with Mansoor (director Mansoor Khan) the next day. For ‘Pehla Nasha’, I gave the idea that it’s his (Aamir Khan’s) frame of mind and nobody’s reacting to it. Hence, he’s singing and everybody else is busy with their own work. So, you see, I gave all these ideas. I guess when you are new, you are a bit overconfident. However, Mansoor held my hand. I am extremely grateful because I wouldn’t have come into this field if he hadn’t given me the chance, even though it was by chance! I believe that destiny will take you where you’re supposed to go and at that time, you should be prepared to do that job.” Farah Khan has revealed in the past that even Aamir Khan gave her a helping hand. She quipped, “Aamir insisted on calling me ‘Masterniji’ (laughs). But he was very helpful. He used to sit down and teach me the camera axis, the invisible line etc. I was learning on the job and never once did he say that he’ll not help. In fact, he used to pull my leg a lot and still, he’ll do whatever was expected of him.” The song ‘Pehla Nasha’ became a rage not just due to the melody but for the choreography. Aamir Khan’s jump has become unforgettable. To which Farah Khan remarked, “It was just a jump. Now, it has become an iconic pose. We saw that milestone and decided to shoot there. It was very difficult to shoot at that time. There were neither monitors nor mics.” As for Pooja Bhatt’s flying skirt, was it her idea? Farah Khan revealed, “Yes. I told her that she should do the Marilyn Monroe pose. We actually made that dress for her. I had told her, ‘I hope you are wearing shorts inside’. She replied, ‘No, why do I need to wear shorts? It’ll look so bad’. She stood on the car. There was a spot boy below operating the storm fan. She forgot to hold down the dress and it flew over her head. That was the first time we realized what a thong is (laughs).” What happened to the spot boy? “He fainted. I believe he has not come out of the car yet,” said Farah Khan in jest. When asked how much she got paid for the film, she admitted that “The pay was very rubbish. For Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, I got paid nothing!” This is quite surprising as, in an interview, she had mentioned, “When I went as an assistant to shoot the film in Ooty, I travelled with the other assistants and spot boys in a third-class compartment. But when I returned, having choreographed for the film, I came by flight.” To which Farah Khan replied, “Well, I paid for that flight. I was a choreographer. I couldn’t come back by train na (laughs)! I remember I shelled out Rs. 1000 for the flight ticket.” Also Read: 30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - ‘Pehla Nasha’ composer Lalit Pandit opens up about the development of the iconic track

  • EXCLUSIVE: Bhushan Kumar is ‘in no hurry’ to make Gulshan Kumar biopic Mogul

    It is a known fact that Bhushan Kumar has always been keen on making a biopic on his father and music mogul Gulshan Kumar’s life. While there were many reports about this film which is titled Mogul in the past, the recent update was that superstar Aamir Khan will be a part of the film. However, the actor is busy with Laal Singh Chaddha whereas Bhushan Kumar is focusing on other projects. In a recent exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, along with friend and co-producer of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Murad Khetani, Bhushan Kumar got candid about the Gulshan Kumar biopic. Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani spoke about a wide range of topics during their interview with Bollywood Hungama. Amidst their conversation, Bhushan was asked about the latest development of the much-talked-about Gulshan Kumar biopic aka Mogul. Considering that the film is equally personal and special for the producer, he said, “I have always maintained on numerous occasions that this biopic is neither my need nor a part of my business. It is just a way of portraying my father’s life history, some details of which people are aware of, to the world. We are just improvising on it. Neither am I in a hurry nor is Aamir Sir (Khan). Also, due to the lockdown, Aamir’s films like Laal Singh Chaddha have been delayed. He also wants to do another film in the meanwhile. So, after all of those commitments, we will plan our film aaram se. Everything that has been a part of the film until now is not going to change. There are only things that are being added to it. But, I am in no hurry.” Speaking of Laal Singh Chaddha, the film, which is an official remake of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump with an Indian backdrop, is expected to release on August 11, 2022. On the other hand, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani. The film, which stars Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu in lead roles, is doing extremely well at the box office and raking in massive collections. Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Bhushan Kumar gives an update on Gulshan Kumar biopic Mogul starring Aamir Khan

  • Sobhita Dhulipala sets summer fashion goals in Rs. 24,000 striped bodycon for Major promotions

    Sobhita Dhulipala who was pre-occupied with back-to-back projects and shoots, is now all set for her releases. Recently, the actress was spotted nailing her latest sizzling look while promoting her upcoming Major. Sobhita has always been seen giving major fashion goals whenever she steps out for the promotions and currently, the actress took to her social media and shared some sizzling pictures from the promotions of her upcoming movie. Sobhita donned a striped bodycon dress from the designer label Saaksha And Kinni’s collection. The striped designs on the body-con dress come in a variety of hues, including black, purple, orange, green, white, and sea green. The sleeveless dress features a plunging neckline, a fitted figure-hugging silhouette, an A-line fall, maxi-length hem, a cut-out on the front, and a smocked back. Her dress is worth at Rs. 24,500. Sobhita accessorised the striped body-con dress with soft glam choices and minimal accessories. She wore metallic hoop earrings and black striped sandals, and her makeup included centre-parted open locks with curled ends, a nude lip tint, and a slick of mascara, sparkly eye shadow, luminous skin, and reddened cheeks as her glam options. She captioned the post, “What a terrific day today sharing #Major stories with the Mumbai press! Happiness.” On the work front, apart from Major, Sobhita has a sequel of Made In Heaven, Monkey Man, Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, and many more unannounced projects in the works. SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS: ACTOR: Sobhita Dhulipala OUTFIT: Saaksha & Kinni STYLIST: Siddhi Dolas   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sobhita Dhulipala (@sobhitad) Also Read: Sara Ali Khan looks uber cool in neon outfits on the streets of the United Kingdom

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  • Movie Review: Top Gun - Maverick (English) TOP GUN: MAVERICK keeps the spirit of the 1986 release alive, while at the same time giving viewers an experience unlike most CGI & VFX heavy films. The film keeps you gripped in your seat.

    36 years ago, the film <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/top-gun-maverick-english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TOP GUN</a> hit screens, starring a young <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/tom-cruise/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tom Cruise</a> as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell and Val Kilmer as Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky, the film was one of the first big screen presentations that feature aerial combat. Aiding the visuals in the 1986 release was the sound track comprising of songs like, ‘Danger Zone’, ‘Take My Breath Away’, ‘Great Ball Of Fire’ and of course the ‘Top Gun Anthem’, that even today can be heard as classics. Now 36 years on, we see a sequel to the film gearing up to hit screens, but will TOP GUN: MAVERICK bring back the tension and awe inspiring visuals that were witnessed 36 years ago, or will the film be just another run of the mill action entertainer is the question. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1395920" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Movie-Review-Top-Gun-Maverick-English.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> TOP GUN: MAVERICK starts with test pilot Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise), who has purposely dodged advancement in rank to continue flying after 36 years of service. One day, Maverick is summoned to be put in charge of training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission under the orders of his former rival, Admiral Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky (Val Kilmer), who is the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Among them is Lieutenant Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Maverick's late best friend and RIO Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw. When Maverick arrives, he is told by his commanding officers that the elite group of Top Gun pilots has been assembled for a special mission against a nameless hostile mountainous nation that has started to make facilities for enriched uranium. The assembled team under Maverick is ordered to pre-emptively destroy the uranium facility in spite of its highly peculiar location deep inside a mountainous canyon protected by multiple SAM sites surrounding it. Maverick meets the team of elite pilots, who greet him coldly. One of them, Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin (Glen Powell), cynically keeps his distance from the other pilots, including Maverick. There is high tension between Maverick and Rooster when they meet, which at times breaks out into vented hostility and an almost-fistfight between Hangman and Rooster. When the training begins and the pilots see Maverick's skills while flying during training dogfights, the other pilots begin to re-assess their scepticism about Maverick and most of them grow to appreciate Maverick's talent for air combat. Maverick presents a mission plan to the high command and tells them that he recommends a mission of two F/A-18 Hornets, each with a separate F/A-18E/F Super Hornet escort. The final pilot crews are assembled and the mission is launched with Maverick in command. Will the mission be successful, with Maverick and Rooster come to terms with their differences, will Rooster and Hangman’s rivalry be their undoing is what makes up the rest of the film. Right from the start, the viewer is given a glimpse of what the 1986 film was like. From the opening shot detailing the setting over the years, to introducing Maverick and his iconic Kawasaki Ninja gpz900r which became a rage back in the day the viewer is taken through a rapid montage reliving the days gone by. But, this does not hamper the film, in fact, it help establish the base upon which the new film builds. From here, TOP GUN: MAVERICK details the new generation of fighter pilots, and what their objective is, while at the same time putting on display Maverick’s lack of ability to follow orders. Right through the first half the film takes us through the lives and past of the main character viz. Maverick and Rooster, laying bare their emotions. Though this segment might seem slow, director Joseph Kosinski keeps it entertaining with well interspersed humour, action and of course one liners. Towards the end of the first half things begin to pick up pace, with the post interval proceedings keeping the viewer fixed in his seat. With most of the aerial combat sequences and training in the second half of the film, TOP GUN: MAVERICK fast changes pace to become an edge of the seat thrill ride. Much like the first film in 1986, TOP GUN: MAVERICK boasts of some death defying aerial combat sequences that will leave some who suffer from motion sickness a bit queasy. But for the rest who enjoy the thrill of a high speed chase sequence with the prospect of certain death just inches away these sequences are a thrill ride. A special mention needs to be made for Peter Craig and Justin Marks who have developed the story. While keeping in line with the original 1986 feature film, the duo have done well in maintaining the spirit and thrill in the new film. While in certain portions the on screen proceedings do get a tad overly dramatic, they are few and well executed. Again, director Kosinski rises to the occasion, or interweaving drama with action into a seamless singular story line. However, the high point of the film is the aerial dogfight sequences that will keep you in your seat. With clap worthy displays and well executed death defying stunts these sequences are definitely a must watch. In an age where CGI and VFX have leapt ahead, viewing such action sequences is simply put, something else. On the flipside, the film doesn’t bore but the first half gets a bit dragging. The second half is nail-biting but quite predictable too. A major plot point in the climax is rather convenient and might be difficult to digest for a section of viewers. Moreover, the content is not exactly massy and hence, the dubbed audiences would not find it exciting enough<strong>.</strong> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1395921" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Movie-Review-Top-Gun-Maverick-English-21.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> In terms of performances, Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, and Jennifer Connelly, are on point. Each of the three has reprised their roles to perfection. Tom Cruise obviously deserves a separate mention as he’s the face of the film. His performance, as always, is spot on, but what impresses the most is his energy and passion towards his work at this age. In fact, he’s as energetic as he was in the first instalment which was released 36 years ago! Similarly, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Glen Powell in supporting roles have done a good job. Although one might want a bit more rivalry to be seen between Teller and Powell’s characters, the stage is set for future expansion between the two. Coming to the music of the film, what made the 1986 film stand out was the impeccable soundtrack that features songs that are today considered cult classics. Taking inspiration from this, TOP GUN: MAVERICK features some of the tracks namely, ‘Danger Zone’, ‘Great Balls of Fire’, and the ‘Top Gun Anthem’ from the original film. However, Berlin’s track ‘Take My Breath Away’ which shot to the top of the charts after release has been replaced by an equally melancholic ‘Hold My Hand’. Apart from these, the film features an interesting background score that adds to the thrill of the aerial combat sequences. On the whole, TOP GUN: MAVERICK keeps the spirit of the 1986 release alive, while at the same time giving viewers an experience unlike most CGI &amp; VFX heavy films. A hark back to days when stunts were performed and not animated, the film keeps you gripped in your seat. Yet, at the Indian box office, TOP GUN: MAVERICK will face an uphill task posting collections. With competition from previous and new Bollywood releases like BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 and ANEK, and of course the lack of promotions, the film faces some insurmountable odds.

  • Movie Review: Dhaakad The Kangana Ranaut starrer DHAAKAD is all style and no substance and fails to deliver entertainment value.

    <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/dhaakad/"><strong>DHAAKAD</strong> </a>is the story of a ruthless secret agent. Agent Agni (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/kangna-ranaut/"><strong>Kangana Ranaut</strong></a>) is an orphan whose parents were killed by an assassin while she was a kid. She is then raised by a man (Saswata Chatterjee) who works for the ITF, an agency responsible for the country’s safety. Agni turns into a badass agent and she’s sent to Budapest to find out details about a human trafficking racket. As per the information collected by her, the mastermind of this racket is Rudraveer (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/arjun-rampal/"><strong>Arjun Rampal</strong></a>) and his partner, Rohini (Divya Dutta). Rudraveer is a mysterious character, who operates from Sohagpur Coal Fields near Bhopal, India. Till date, no one has been able to prove his connection with the flesh trade. Agni is sent to collect information on Rudraveer so that he can be nabbed. Agni is hesitant at first about going to India as that’s where her parents died. Nevertheless, she goes ahead, not realizing that she’s going to face the toughest opponent of her career. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1393355 size-full" title="Dhaakad" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Dhaakad.jpg" alt="Dhaakad" width="720" height="450" /> Razy Ghai, Chintan Gandhi and Rinish Ravindra's story is clichéd. Razy Ghai and Rajiv G Menon's screenplay (additional screenplay by Ritesh Shah) is a very big culprit. The writing doesn’t make any sense and several questions are left unanswered. Ritesh Shah's dialogues are heavy-duty and philosophical but don't generate the desired impact. Razneesh ‘Razy’ Ghai's direction is very poor. He has shot the film very well. The product looks quite stylish. A few scenes are also well executed like Agni witnessing a wrestling fight, Agni masquerading as a fashion designer Amina and meeting Rohini, etc. However, most of the scenes fail to entice as the soul is missing. Some action and plot points are lifted from Hollywood films and also, and there’s too much action in the film. There’s no scope for drama or humour and as a result, it doesn’t give a wholesome entertaining experience. The director’s biggest shortcoming is that he doesn’t explain things to the audience. The twist in the tale in the climax is unexpected but viewers never find out the reason behind it. In fact, it’s shocking that something of this sort even got approved! Kangana Ranaut gives a fine performance and is a pro when it comes to action scenes. However, she’s let down by the script as the writing turned her character into a unidimensional one. Arjun Rampal tries too hard to be cool but fails. His dialogues are difficult to comprehend. Divya Dutta looks menacing and gives a good performance. Saswata Chatterjee is decent. Sharib Hashmi (Fazal) is fine. Dishita Jain (Zaira) is adorable. Ravinder Awana (Khalid) and Daniel Viktor Nagy (Sheikh) are passable. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>She’s On Fire | BTS | Dhaakad | Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal</strong></span> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/making-of-movies/shes-on-fire-bts-dhaakad-kangana-ranaut-arjun-rampal/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> Songs are disappointing and it’s not something that the layman would hum. The title song and <em>'Namonishan'</em> are well shot. <em>'So Ja Re'</em> is sweet but is played too many times in the film. Dhruv Ghanekar's background score is exhilarating. Tetsuo Nagata's cinematography is quite splendid in the action and long shots. The film looks quite stylish thanks to the camerawork. Sea Young Oh, Hitz International Action Specialists and Parvez Shaikh's action is gory at times but very well executed. Jyoti Tulsyan and Shravan Ravikant Patil's production design is rich. Sheetal Iqbal Sharma's costumes are quite glamorous, especially the ones worn by Kangana and Divya. Futureworks Media's VFX is fine. Rameshwar S Bhagat's editing is nothing special. On the whole, <strong>DHAAKAD</strong> is all style and no substance and fails to deliver entertainment value. At the box office, it will be rejected due to the strong competition, adult certification, and a lack of storyline.

  • Movie Review: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 is a complete entertainer and works due to the splendid combo of horror and comedy.

    <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/bhool-bhulaiyaa-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2</a> is the story of an evil spirit. 18 years ago, in Bhawanigarh, Rajasthan, a family is being harassed by the spirit of Manjulika. A tantric baba (Govind Namdeo) manages to trap Manjulika into a room in a haveli. He then seals the room. In the present day, Reet (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/kiara-advani/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kiara Advani</a>), from the same family is away for studies. She’s returning back to Bhawanigarh to get married forcibly when she bumps into Ruhaan (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/kartik-aaryan/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kartik Aaryan</a>). Both hit it off quite well while they travel by bus. At Ruhaan’s insistence, she leaves the bus and attends a music festival. Meanwhile, the bus falls into a gorge, killing everyone on board. Reet, hence, is presumed dead. At the same time, Reet realises that Sagar, her hubby to be, is in love with Trisha, Reet’s sister. Hence, Reet decides not to let her family know that she is alive, hoping that it would help in the marriage of Sagar and Trisha’s sister. Reet asks for Ruhaan’s help. Both head to Bhawanigarh and take refuge in the haveli, where Manjulika is trapped, since the mansion is abandoned. However, Chota Pandit (Rajpal Yadav) sees the lights are switched on in the haveli. He informs Reet’s family about it. They all descend at the haveli. Reet hides and Ruhaan faces them. Ruhaan pretends that he can communicate with the dead. He claims that he’s in touch with Reet and that she wants the family to shift to the haveli. He further claims that Reet desires to see Sagar and Trisha married. Soon, word spreads that Ruhaan is an expert in talking to dead people. He’s rechristened as Rooh Baba. All is going well. However, one day, Manjulika’s spirit gets released from the haveli’s room, leading to destruction. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1393073" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Movie-Review-Bhool-Bhulaiyaa-2.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> Aakash Kaushik's story is excellent and unconventional. It neatly incorporates the horror and comic quotient very well. Aakash Kaushik's screenplay does complete justice to the plot. The writers pepper the narrative with some very impressive moments that keep the interest going. The characters are also quite fun, and that helps. Farhad Samji and Aakash Kaushik’s dialogues (additional dialogues by Sparsh Khetarpal and Tasha Bhambra) enhance the humour quotient. Anees Bazmee’s direction is supreme. He had a challenging job at hand as the first part has a cult following. However, he manages to rock the show with his execution. The story is a bit mindless but he handles it with panache, just like the way he helmed his past memorable films like NO ENTRY [2005], WELCOME [2007] etc. He’s known for his comedy and in this regard, he doesn’t disappoint. In terms of horror, he excels very well. On the flipside, the film drops in the beginning of the second half. Thankfully, the film picks up very well in the climax. BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 begins on a rocking note. The entry of Ruhaan and Reet is entertaining. The manner in which Reet decides to fake her death is a bit unconvincing but works well. Ruhaan’s first meeting with Reet’s family is quite memorable. How Ruhaan turns into Rooh Baba is hilarious. The flashback story of Manjulika is shown in the first half which is surprising. Usually, such a track is given prominence in the second half. The suspense at the interval point and flashback is terrific. Post interval, the film slows down and picks up when the Pandit (Sanjay Mishra) gets slapped by Manjulika. The finale has another unpredictable twist. Speaking of performances, Kartik Aaryan is in a top form. He has his own way of depicting humour and it works well. Kiara Advani looks stunning and delivers a very able performance. She has a crucial part and does justice. Tabu is a surprise package and delivers one of the accomplished performances of her career. Rajesh Sharma leaves a mark and so does Samarth Chauhan (Potlu, the kid). Rajpal Yadav and Sanjay Mishra are funny. Ashwini Kalsekar is okay. Amar Upadhyay and Milind Gunaji are nothing special. Govind Namdeo gets limited scope. The actors playing Sagar and Reet are decent. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (Title Track) Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Tabu</strong></span> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/movie-songs/bhool-bhulaiyaa-2-title-track-kartik-aaryan-kiara-advani-tabu/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> The music is hummable. The title track is catchy. <em>'Ami Je Tomar’</em> has the haunting feel. <em>'De Taali' </em>and <em>'Hum Nashe Mein’ </em>are okay. Sandeep Shirodkar's background music is too good. Manu Anand's cinematography is splendid. Rajat Poddar's production design is very rich and adds to the horror. Aki Narula's costume for Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani) are very glamorous. Rimple &amp; Harpreet Narula's costumes for Tabu are also worthy. Ankita Patel's costumes for the rest are fine. Manohar Verma's action is sans gory. Mandar Kulkarni's sound design enhances the impact. Redchillies.vfx's VFX is top class. Bunty Nagi's editing is appropriate On the whole, <strong>BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2</strong> is a complete entertainer and works due to the splendid combo of horror and comedy. At the box office, it is all set to take a flying start and will emerge as a super hit. It can also emerge as Kartik Aaryan’s second Rs. 100 crore grosser. Recommended!

  • Movie Review: Jayeshbhai Jordaar Despite featuring some ‘jordaar’ moments and performances , JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR suffers from inconsistent writing

    <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/jayeshbhai-jordaar/"><strong>JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR</strong></a> is the story of an unusual hero. Jayeshbhai (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/ranveer-singh/"><strong>Ranveer Singh</strong></a>) lives in Pravingarh, Gujarat with his wife Mudra (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/shalini-pandey/"><strong>Shalini Pandey</strong></a>), daughter Siddhi (Jia Vaidya), father (Boman Irani) and mother Yashoda (Ratna Pathak Shah). Jayeshbhai’s father is the sarpanch of Pravingarh and is very orthodox and patriarchal. After Mudra gave birth to a daughter, the sarpanch and Yashoda demand a son from her and Jayesh. However, when she conceives again and it comes to light that she'll give birth to a girl, she is forced to go for an abortion. Ultimately, she undergoes 6 abortions. She once again gets pregnant. When the sarpanch and Yashoda head to the clinic to determine the gender of the baby, the doctor claims that she is unable to comprehend. However, she secretly tells Jayeshbhai that Mudra is going to give birth to a girl. The doctor has made it clear that Mudra has become very weak due to multiple abortions. Hence, she won't be able to conceive again. The sarpanch and Yashoda have decided that if there’s a girl in Mudra’s womb, then Jayeshbhai will dump Mudra and remarry. Jayeshbhai loves Mudra and feels guilty for killing six unborn babies just due to their gender. This time, he’s not ready to take another life. On the internet, he comes across a video of a group of men in a village in Haryana. Their old-aged sarpanch, Amar (Puneet Issar), and the rest of the men are unmarried. This is because there are no girls left in the village after the villagers ruthlessly practised female infanticide. Amar, in the video, claims that he’s ready to take care of any woman who comes to their village and would protect them. Jayeshbhai draws a plan and decides to run away with Mudra, Siddhi and their unborn baby girl from Pravingarh to Amar’s village, Laadopur. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1389272" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Jayeshbhai-Jordaar-2.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> Divyang Thakkar's story is the need of the hour and blends entertainment and a social message. Divyang Thakkar's screenplay (additional screenplay by Anckur Chaudhry) is quite entertaining. He takes up a burning topic but peppers the narrative with some light-hearted, funny and emotional moments. As a result, it never becomes heavy or niche. At the same time, the writing is not consistent; the impact falls in a few scenes. Divyang Thakkar's dialogues are hilarious and sharp. Divyang Thakkar's direction is supreme. It’s difficult to believe that this is his debut directorial venture. The execution is neat and impactful. What’s also impressive is the unique nuances incorporated in the film. Scenes like the ink getting mixed in the aata, Siddhi opening the window while Mudra is driving, the truck driver offering the blanket to Mudra, etc or even the way the humble soap has been used to drive the plot shows that Divyang has a very creative mind. On the flipside, the humour quotient dips in the second half. The <em>‘pappi’ </em>concept is well-intentioned but looks forced. The conservative audience, especially, might not fully accept it. Lastly, thanks to the Gujarat setting, the film’s collections might be limited to certain key territories. JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR starts on a fine note. The intro scene is superb and Jayeshbhai’s narrative explains the whole setting beautifully. The scene where Jayeshbhai pretends to beat up Mudra is unexpected and lovely. The real fun begins once Jayeshbhai escapes with his wife and daughter and pretends that he’s being forced to do so against his wishes. The scene at the dhaba is nail-biting. The intermission point is clapworthy. Post-interval, the track at the home stay is fine but gets repetitive. The film picks up once viewers learn of Jayeshbhai’s plan. The finale is entertaining. <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Jayeshbhai Jordaar | Official Trailer | Ranveer Singh, Shalini Pandey | Divyang Thakkar</span></strong> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/movie-promos/jayeshbhai-jordaar-official-trailer-ranveer-singh-shalini-pandey-divyang-thakkar/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> Speaking of performances, Ranveer Singh is in top form. The actor has delivered several memorable performances in the past and this time, he manages to bring something new to the table. His mannerisms, body language and accent all enhance his act. Viewers are sure to love this brave, sensitive and smart heroic character. Shalini Pandey makes a fine Bollywood debut. She underplays her part, as per the requirement, though in a few scenes, she does get dominated by the other actors. Jia Vaidya, as the song of the film goes, is the ‘firecracker’. She is adorable and enhances the fun and madness. Boman Irani is flawless in his part. Ratna Pathak Shah doesn’t get much scope in the first half but shines towards the end. Puneet Issar is lovely and puts up a fine performance. Deeksha Joshi (Preeti; Jayeshbhai's sister) performs ably. Jayesh Barbhaya (Bhika) does well, although his track could have been better. Soumita Samanta (Bengali wife) and Swati Das (Doctor) are decent. Vishal-Sheykhar's music is very poor, and one of the chief shortcomings in the film. <em>'Firecracker'</em> is the only track that stands out. <em>'Dheere Dheere Seekh Jaaunga'</em> and <em>'Dil Ki Gali'</em> are nothing special. <em>'Jordaar'</em> works in the film but won’t have a shelf life. Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara's background score is quirky and as per the film’s plot. Siddharth Diwan's cinematography is appropriate. Mayur Sharma's production design is realistic. Manoshi Nath and Rushi Sharma's costumes are straight out of life. Oh Sea Young, Sunil Rodrigues and Riyaz-Habib's action is subtle. Namrata Rao's editing is fine. On the whole, JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR has its share of <em>‘jordaar’</em> moments, performances and the right message. However, it suffers from inconsistent writing. Writer-director Divyang Thakkar manages to deliver a social message in a light-hearted manner and as a result, the film deserves tax exemption. At the box office, it might start slow and will have to depend on a positive word of mouth from its target audience.

  • Movie Review: Thar THAR is a surprise of the season and worth watching for its plot, direction, music score and the never before seen locales of Rajasthan.

    <a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/thar/">THAR</a> is the story of mysterious happenings in a faraway town. The year is 1985. In the town of Munabo, Rajasthan, a gang attacks a house, where the daughter is about to get married in a few days. The girl’s parents are killed while their wealth is stolen away by the gang. The next day, a man called Suwa (Akkshay Gunaawat) is tortured to death. Inspector Surekha Singh (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/anil-kapoor/">Anil Kapoor</a>) is given the charge to solve these cases. With the help of his colleague Bhure (Satish Kaushik), he goes about investigating and trying to find if there’s any connection between the two killing episodes. Meanwhile, Siddharth (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/harsh-varrdhan-kapoor/">Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor</a>), a mysterious man arrives in Munabo. He is an antique dealer, based in Delhi. He needs trained men for his work and his search takes him to the house of Panna (Jitendra Joshi). However, Panna is away in Calcutta, leaving his wife Chetna (<a href="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/fatima-sana-shaikh/">Fatima Sana Shaikh</a>) behind. An attraction develops between Panna and Chetna. Meanwhile, Surekha finds out through his investigation that the murders are related to the illegal opium trade and that players from Pakistan are also involved. What happens next forms the rest of the film. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1386290" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/WhatsApp-Image-2022-05-08-at-11.19.10-AM.jpeg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> Raj Singh Chaudhary's story is simple. However, Raj Singh Chaudhary's screenplay (additional screenplay by Yogesh Dabuwalla and Anthony Catino) is splendid. The writers have peppered the narrative with some intense and unexpected moments. The characters are quite interesting and how they are all related to each other also makes for a great watch. On the flipside, the side tracks are not developed well. Anurag Kashyap's dialogues are sharp. Raj Singh Chaudhary's direction is terrific and takes the film to great heights. Firstly, he deserves brownie points for opting for such breathtaking locales. You have seen films shot in Rajasthan in hundreds of films. However, THAR will blow you away as it has been filmed in never-before-seen places. This itself makes for a fun watch. Secondly, the director treats THAR like world cinema films. The barren locations, the silence, and the idea of an outsider coming to a strange town are an homage to the Western, cowboy films. Lastly, he packs a lot in 108 minutes of runtime. The scene where viewers learn who is the killer might be predictable and yet will leave them stunned. A few developments in the second half keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The finale is nail-biting. On the flipside, the track of Hanif Khan (Rahul Singh) and the entire opium trade is weak. It’s not well woven into the principal narrative. Secondly, the internal struggles faced by Surekha also should have been better depicted. Lastly, a few questions remain unanswered. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Thar’s World: An Exclusive Look | Anil Kapoor, Harshvarrdhan Kapoor, Fatima Sana Sheikh</strong></span> <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/videos/ott/thars-world-an-exclusive-look-anil-kapoor-harshvarrdhan-kapoor-fatima-sana-sheikh/?jwembed=1" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> Speaking of performances, Anil Kapoor, as always, rocks the show. He gets into the skin of the character and delivers a fine performance. Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor hardly has any dialogues and communicates beautifully through his eyes. The actor has surely evolved and THAR proves it. Fatima Sana Shaikh leaves a huge mark and gives a lovely performance. Satish Kaushik is dependable as always. Jitendra Joshi, of SACRED GAMES fame, gives yet another memorable performance. Mukti Mohan (Gauri; Dhanna's wife) and Nivedita Bhattacharya (Pranati; Surekha's wife) do well, and the same goes for the actor playing Anil Kapoor's son. Mandana Karimi (Cheryl) is nice in a cameo. Akkshay Gunaawat, Sanjay Dadhich (Kanwar) and Sanjay Bishnoi (Dhanna) are okay. Rahul Singh is good but is let down by the characterization. Akshay Oberoi (Arjun Singh) is wasted. Suraj Vyas (Maakhan; dhaba owner), Anushka Sharma (Babita) and Shubham Kumar (Babita's lover) are okay. There’s only one song in THAR and is played in the opening credits. Composed by Shashwat Sachdev, it is quite impressive. Ajay Jayanthi's background score is terrific. The music adds to the intrigue and mystery and is surely one of the most memorable BGMs in recent times. Shreya Dev Dube's cinematography is splendid. The DOP has done total justice to the virgin landscape depicted in the film. Wasiq Khan's production design is realistic. Priyanka Agarwal's costumes are authentic. Salaam Ansari's action is disturbing as per the requirement of the script. Atomic Arts' VFX is convincing. Aarti Bajaj's editing is razor sharp. On the whole, THAR is a film of international standards. It’s a surprise of the season and worth watching for its plot, direction, music score and the never before seen locales of Rajasthan.

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