Amazon Prime Video launched the teaser of its upcoming horror-thriller Dybbuk – The Curse Is Real. The film stars Emraan Hashmi and Nikita Dutta in the lead roles.
The teaser of Emraan Hashmi and Nikita Dutta- starrer film Dybbuk -The Curse Is Real was unveiled today. The horror-thriller is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 29. Directed by Jay Krishnan, Dybbuk is the official remake of the 2017 Malayalam film, Ezra, which starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and Priya Anand in the lead roles. EMRAAN AND NIKITA’S DYBBUK’S TEASER UNVEILED
Emraan Hashmi is returning to horror films with Ezra’s Hindi remake Dybbuk – The Curse is Real. On Monday, October 18, the official Twitter handle of Amazon Prime Video India shared the teaser of the film. “A mysterious box, an ancient key. If you open this Dybbuk do you know what will be set free?
DYBBUK IS THE HINDI REMAKE OF MALAYALAM FILM EZRA
Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak’s Hindi remake of the Prithviraj-starrer horror film, Ezra, is being produced by Panorama Studios. It is helmed by Jay Krishnan, who has directed the original Malayalam film as well. Ezra revolved around an urban couple, played by Prithviraj and Priya Anand, who start experiencing paranormal activities after they buy a mysterious antique box with Jewish inscriptions on it. The film received a good response from the critics.
Emraan Hashmi is returning with a horror film after five years. After Raaz: The Mystery Continues, Raaz 3: The Third Dimension and Ek Thi Daayan, the actor was last seen in 2016 film Raaz Reboot.
Aila Re Aillaa features Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Sooryavanshi is set to hit theatres on November 5.
Sooryavanshi song Aila Re Aillaa is finally out. Featuring Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh, the song captures the combined energy of the action stars. A revamped version of Akshay’s song from Khatta Meetha (2010), the video song shows the three stars in their Singham, Simmba and Sooryavanshi elements. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the film is scheduled to release in theatres on November 5. AILA RE AILLAA CAPTURES AKSHAY, AJAY AND RANVEER’S COMBINED ENERGY
After revealing the teaser of Aila Re Aillaa on Wednesday, October 20, the makers today, October 21, released the song. As promised by the makers, Aila Re Aillaa is a high energy number, which was originally featured on Akshay Kumar’s 2010 film Khatta Meetha. In the new version, Akshay, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh are seen in their true element. The song features them as Sooryavanshi, Singham and Simmba, respectively, showcasing their signature styles.
Aila Re Aillaa is sung by Daler Mehndi and the music is recreated by Tanishk Bagchi. The new lyrics are penned by Shabbir Ahmed. The original song is composed by Pritam and penned by Nitin Raikwar.
WHEN FANS ASKED ROHIT SHETTY TO RELEASE THE SONGS OF SOORYAVANSHI
A couple of days ago, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh invited fans to theatres to watch Sooryavanshi through a video. But fans could’t keep calm and took to Twitter to ask director Rohit Shetty to share something from the movie. They trended WakeUpRohitShetty on Twitter and asked him to share anything, if not a song.
Sooryavanshi is the fourth film in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe that kick-started with Ajay Devgn’s Singham in 2011. After Ajay Devgn’s Singham and Singham Returns, Ranveer Singh starred in Simmba. In Sooryavanshi, Katrina Kaif will play the lead role alongside Akshay.
John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate 2 will release on November 25. The film was earlier scheduled to hit the theaters on November 26.
John Abraham has taken to Twitter to share the new release date of his upcoming film, Satyameva Jayate 2. The film will now hit the theatres on November 25, a day before its scheduled release date. The trailer will be out on October 25. SATYAMEVA JAYATE 2 TO RELEASE ON NOV 25
Earlier, John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate 2 was supposed to clash with Salman Khan-starrer Radhe on May 13. However, the makers decided to postpone the film to November 26. Now, they have shifted the release date again to November 25. Sharing the new date, John wrote, “#SatyamevaJayate2 coming to Cinemas on Thursday 25th November. Bringing double the action and entertainment in cinemas againFireFire #SatyamevaJayate2, trailer out on Monday, 25th October.
ABOUT SATYAMEVA JAYATE 2
Satyameva Jayate 2 revolves around the fight against injustice and misuse of power. It stars John Abraham, Divya Khosla Kumar, Rajeev Pillai, Anup Soni and Sahil Vaid in pivotal roles. Written and directed by Milap Zaveri, Satyameva Jayate 2 is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishna Kumar’s T-Series and Madhu Bhojwani, Monisha Advani, and Nikhil Advani’s Emmy Entertainment.
Kamli is the second song from Hum Do Hamare Do. Directed by Abhishek Jain, the film stars Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles.
Hum Do Hamare Do’s new song Kamli was released today, October 20. A romantic track, the song captures Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon’s love story. It showcases how they come close and fall for each other. The song has been sung by Jubin Nautiyal, Divya Kumar and Sachin-Jigar. Composed by Sachin-Jigar, the song has lyrics by Shellee. Hum Do Hamare Do is all set to premiere on Disney+Hotstar on October 29. KAMLI SHOWCASES RAJKUMMAR RAO AND KRITI SANON’S LOVE STORY
After releasing the first song, Bansuri, from Hum Do Hamare Do, the makers released the second song, Kamli, from the film today, October 20. Showcasing Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon’s endearing love story in the film, the song has all the elements to become the love ballad of the year. Sachin-Jigar, who are the composers of the song, have sung it with Jubin Nautiyal and Divya Kumar. Shellee has penned the lyrics.
HUM DO HUMARE DO TRAILER OUT
The trailer of Hum Do Hamare Do was released recently. The trailer shows Rajkummar Rao madly in love with Kriti. However, she wants to marry someone who has a sweet family and a dog. Rajkummar then looks for fake parents to win her over. He meets Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah, who have a history of their own. What follows is a lot of confusion and bouts of laughter.
Hum Do Humare Do also stars Aparshakti Khurana, Prachee Shah Paandya and Manu Rishi Chadha in an important role. The film is written by Abhishek Jain, Prashant Jha and Abhijeet Khuman. It is directed by Abhishek Jain. It will premiere on Disney+Hotstar on October 29.
Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, has been cleared by the Censor Board. The film for U/A certificate.
Sooryavanshi has been cleared by the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC). The makers had submitted the film at the CBFC for clearance. A U/A (Unrestricted Public Exhibition – But With Parental Guidance) certificate was given to the film on October 18 with no cuts. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. SOORYAVANSHI CLEARED BY CBFC
Recently, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh invited fans to theatres to watch Sooryavanshi through a video. Today, October 18, the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC) gave a U/A certificate to Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi. According to reports, the trailer was cleared without any cuts. The Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer was given the certificate by the Censor Board on October 18.
WHEN AKSHAY KUMAR ANNOUNCED SOORYAVANSHI RELEASE DATE
After Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray declared that the state’s cinema halls will reopen from October 22, Akshay Kumar announced that his film, Sooryavanshi, will hit the theatres on Diwali. Sharing a photo with director Rohit Shetty and his co-actors Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn, Akshay wrote on Instagram, “So many families would be thanking Sh Uddhav Thackeray today! Grateful for allowing the reopening of cinema halls in Maharashtra from Oct 22.
Kartik Aaryan is playing the role of a prime-time news anchor in Dhamaka. Directed by Ram Madhvani, the film is releasing on Netflix on November 19.
The trailer of Kartik Aaryan’s Dhamaka is out. Directed by Ram Madhvani, the film will premiere on Netflix on November 19. The film also stars Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar and Vishwajeet Pradhan. Mrunal Thakur will be seen as Kartik Aaryan’s wife in the film. In Dhamaka, Kartik is playing the role of a prime-time news anchor, who became a radio jockey. KARTIK AARYAN LOOKS INTENSE IN DHAMAKA TRAILER
The teaser of Dhamaka was released in March 2021. Today, October 19, the makers of the film released its trailer. It features Kartik Aaryan as Arjun Pathak, a prime-time news anchor who became a radio jockey. The trailer shows Arjun getting a call about a bomb attack on Mumbai’s Banda Worli Sea Link during his radio programme. He then negotiates his terms with the news channel head (Amruta Subhash) and asks her to give him his position of prime-time anchor in return for the exclusive. He tells her that he will break the news. He then talks to the terrorist on prime-time. Arjun is also seen handling a personal matter.
The trailer then shows Arjun fighting his conscience as he gets stuck in a situation. He must make a choice between his career and the humanist in him. Arjun is struggling with his lines and telling the crew to switch off the cameras. Then Amruta Subhash motivates him to do his job and tells him that the show must go on. Despite saying that he cannot do it, Arjun finally resumes his job and delivers his lines.
WHEN KARTIK AARYAN ANNOUNCED TRAILER WITH NEW POSTER
On October 18, Kartik Aaryan announced that the trailer of Dhamaka will release today (October 19) with a new poster. In the poster, the actor is seen teary-eyed while Mumbai Sea Link can be seen on fire. Sharing the poster, he wrote, “Kal hoga #Dhamaka Trailer out tomorrow.
Dhamaka is a film based on the workings of a news channel. Kartik Aaryan will be seen in the role of a prime-time news anchor. The film has been shot in Mumbai during the novel coronavirus pandemic in a record 10 days. Necessary precautions were ensured, the entire unit of the film was tested for Covid-19 and was quarantined in a hotel before the commencement of the shoot.
Vicky Kaushal plays the lead role in Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
It isn’t easy making a biopic or a film inspired by true events. Well, Shoojit Sircar refuses to call Sardar Udham a biopic and it’s obvious why. Sardar Udham’s name might not evoke an immediate memory, as opposed to a Bhagat Singh. And there is very little information about his life and events leading to his martyrdom. Udham wasn’t a mainstream name in the revolutionary fight leading up to Independence, but he was responsible for the one event that changed the course of history as we know it. Sardar Udham assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, who was Punjab’s Lieutenant Governor when the Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred in Amritsar, on 13 April 1919.
Sardar Udham has Vicky Kaushal play the lead role and take on one of the most complex and challenging roles of his career. The film oscillates between the present and past, giving us flashbacks of what led Udham on his path of vengeance. The Jallianwala Bagh incident serves as a catalyst in Udham’s journey to England where he acts on his instinct and shoots O’Dwyer point-blank. But Shoojit’s movie is not about this stand-alone incident. In fact, the first hour or so of the film introduces us to Udham, his friends, the early influences in his life. There is also a cameo by Amol Parashar who plays Bhagat Singh, perhaps the only other name apart from O’Dwyer that’s etched in our history pages.
Udham’s journey in the pre-Independence days, leading up to his imprisonment, hearing and then death by hanging is all chronicled from a single point of view – his mind. The first hour of the film opens the floodgates to what it must have been like to be so angry, frustrated and obsessed with rage to follow one’s instincts, travel across the sea, use every possible help to seek the ultimate revenge.
Avik Mukhopadhyay’s cinematography has a lasting impression as it captures everything from the claustrophobic cells to the snow-capped landscapes of the former USSR. Camera work is one of the strongest assets of Sardar Udham. Also, technically, this is perhaps Shoojit’s most ambitious film and that reflects in every department be it background score, set design or costume. Much attention is paid to detail in creating the era, Shoojit’s team has taken the effort to also understand body language, the walk, tonality of characters and also cast some amazing talents who play important members in the British force – namely Shaun Scott who plays Michael O’Dwyer and Stephen Hogan as Detective Inspector John Swain. None of the supporting cast feel like extras on a film and everyone has a purpose and a reason to be in the film.
However, even though the film has technical finesse, it has several hiccups in the way it builds its narrative. Not wanting to be jingoistic or resort to chest-thumping, Shoojit underplays his lead character to such an extent that at times his efforts feel underwhelming. He might not be a Bhagat Singh delivering fiery speeches, yet there is something amiss about Udham, especially in the first half as we are introduced to him. The pace and long-drawn scenes (there is one with Vicky walking endlessly through miles of icy fields) do very little to hold your attention.
The big massacre scene, which sends shivers down your spine, is saved for the very end as we come closer to Udham’s unravelling. Vicky looks the part and there is immense mental homework, deep-diving into the mindset of this character that seems to have helped him in some really tough scenes. But, eventually, the film wears you down with its lack of pace and long-drawn scenes that sometimes seem to go nowhere.
Sardar Udham’s run-time does very little to keep you captivated. Especially for the OTT format, pace and run-time are factors that play a very important role in your overall experience.
Sardar Udham deserves a watch for Vicky’s efforts and Shoojit’s vision in creating a canvas that tells the story of one of India’s most underplayed revolutionary heroes.
Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket and Shabaash Mithu to Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Darlings, women take the lead in many new films. Here’s the full list.
Movie theatres are back in business and the Hindi film industry couldn’t be more thrilled. While many production houses turned to OTT as the novel coronavirus pandemic confined us to our homes, things are finally getting back on track. In fact, after the Maharashtra government announced reopening of cinemas in the state, makers of big-ticket Bollywood films started announcing release dates of much-anticipated movies. From Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi to Ranveer Singh’s 83, Bollywood Calendar 2021-2022 has something for everyone.
The 2021-2022 calendar also has many films that are driven by strong female leads. From Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket and Shabaash Mithu to Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Darlings, we have a list of upcoming films centered on powerful women – fictional and real. TAAPSEE PANNU’S RASHMI ROCKET
Taapsee Pannu-starrer Rashmi Rocket premiered on Zee5 on October 15. Directed by Akarsh Khurana, the sports drama also stars Abhishek Banerjee and Priyanshu Painyuli. The film narrates the story of a small-town girl Rashmi, who aspires to be an athlete. She follows her dreams and becomes a national-level fast-runner, but her glory is hindered when she is asked to undergo gender tests. Rashmi Rocket is produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal.
ALIA BHATT’S GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a biographical crime drama based on Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Jayantilal Gada, the film also stars Ajay Devgn and Shantanu Maheshwari. The upcoming film narrates the story of a woman named Ganga, played by Alia Bhatt, who becomes a madame named Gangubai in the red light area of Kamathipura. The story shows how she rose to power, fighting one challenge after another. Gangubai Kathiawadi is set to release in theatres on January 6, 2022.
PRIYANKA CHOPRA, KATRINA KAIF AND ALIA BHATT’S JEE LE ZARA
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt will come together for Jee Le Zara. Directed by actor Farhan Akhtar, the film is written by him, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti. After Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the next road-trip movie, Jee Le Zara, will have the girls taking out the car. About time, right?
TAAPSEE PANNU’S SHABAASH MITHU
Taapsee Pannu will be seen essaying the role of cricketer Mithali Raj in her upcoming film, Shabaash Mithu. Directed by Srijit Mukherjee, it is produced by Ajit Andhare. Mithali is the only former cricketer to lead the Indian Women’s Cricket team in two World Cups, in the years 2005 and 2017. She announced her retirement from cricket in 2019, after completing 20 years in the game. The biopic, Shabaash Mithu, aims to bring her life and struggles to the big screen.
Salman Khan shared a new motion poster of Antim: The Final Truth and announced that the film will hit the theatres on November 26, 2021. The action flick also stars Aayush Sharma.
Salman Khan took to social media to announce the release date of Antim: The Final Truth. Also starring Aayush Sharma in the lead, the action-thriller film will release in theatres on November 26, 2021. Salman Khan also shared a new motion poster of the film on October 12. SALMAN KHAN, AAYUSH SHARMA’S ANTIM TO RELEASE IN THEATRES ON NOV 26
Salman Khan will be seen fighting it out with his brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma, in the upcoming film, Antim: The Final Truth. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the film’s release date was announced on Tuesday, October 12.
Sharing a striking motion poster of Antim, Salman Khan wrote, “#Antim releases in theatres worldwide on 26.11.2021 It has been a gr8 & cherished association with ZEE and @punitgoenka over the years having done many films Race3,loveyatri, Bharat, Dabangg3,Kaagaz,Radhe and now Antim. I am confident he will take Zee to much greater heights in the coming years.
ALL ABOUT ANTIM: THE FINAL TRUTH
Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma’s Antim: The Final Truth is an adaptation of the Zee5 Marathi crime drama titled Mulshi Pattern. The film is presented by Salman Khan Films and produced by Salma Khan. The film’s story follows a cop (Salman Khan) and a gangster (Aayush Sharma), whose opposing ideologies lead to conflicts and much action.
Arjun Kapoor announced his new film The Lady Killer. He called it his ‘most ambitious film.
Arjun Kapoor has announced his new film The Lady Killer today (October 11). The actor shared the first poster of the film and called it his ‘most ambitious film’. ARJUN KAPOOR TO STAR IN THE LADY KILLER
Arjun was last seen in Bhoot Police with Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam. Today, he announced his new project. He wrote, “Isme Thrill hai. Romance Hai. Emotion Hai. Suspense Hai !!! Presenting to you, #TheLadykiller. A thrilling, nerve-racking love story & my most ambitious film yet. Thank you my director #AjayBahl for your belief in me. Produced by #BhushanKumar.
The Lady Killer will be directed by Ajay Bahl and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Shaaliesh R Singh. Apart from The Lady Killer, Arjun will also be seen in Ek Villain Returns.