Monthly Archives: September 2021

Ishaan Khatter’s war drama Pippa kicks off filming in Amritsar

Based on Brigadier Mehta’s book The Burning Chaffees, Pippa also stars Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan.

Actor Ishaan Khatter’s upcoming war drama Pippa on Wednesday kicked off its first schedule in Amritsar.

Backed by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, Pippa is directed by Raja Krishna Menon and also features actors Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan.

Pippa is billed as a heroic tank battle film that underscores the bravery of Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta, a veteran of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron, who, along with his siblings, fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Khatter stars in the film as Brigadier Mehta, who was invited by the production houses to provide the inaugural slate clap as filming commenced.

Producer Ronnie Screwvala (RSVP) said he was thrilled that Pippa began in the presence of Brigadier Mehta.

“Kicking off the schedule on such a positive note ensures a steady momentum throughout the course of the production. We’re raring to go with a brilliant ensemble cast and filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon, who has a savvy eye for war films,” Screwvala said in a statement.

Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur of Roy Kapur Films said the film will be mounted on a “sweeping canvas” to chronicle the story of a family’s bravery.

“From the time I first heard this amazing story of the bravery and resilience of a family on the frontlines of a just war, I knew it had to be told. I am thrilled that with RSVP we have been able to give this story the sweeping canvas it deserves, and that we have an accomplished director like Raja and an amazing cast and crew, to bring this vision to life.

“The team is excited to hit the floors today and we hope to bring our audiences a very special cinematic experience in theatres next year,” Roy Kapur said.

The film is based on Brigadier Mehta’s book The Burning Chaffees.

The movie’s title is taken from the Russian amphibious war tank called the PT-76, popularly known as Pippa.

Menon said he is excited to begin shooting for the film.

“We’ve all been prepping hard for this day, and I cannot wait to bring this incredible story of valour and liberty to the audiences,” he said.

Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali not shelved, makers rubbish rumours

Salman Khan’s film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali has not been shelved. The makers of the film have rubbished all the rumours and talked about its development on social media.

Salman Khan-starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is not being shelved, but instead is going on floors in the next two months. The producer of the film, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Movies, rubbished reports that claimed the film was shelved and shared fresh details about the film’s development. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is written by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Farhad Samji.
SALMAN KHAN’S KABHI EID KABHI DIWALI NOT SHELVED

After Salman Khan announced his new film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali in 2020, several Bollywood stars congratulated the actor on social media. Recently, however, reports started doing the rounds that the film had been shelved because Salman’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai wasn’t a big hit.

The makers of the film, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Movies, issued a clarification. Taking to the official Twitter handle, they wrote, “We would like to deny all the #FakeNews. The set is being constructed & songs have already been recorded. Shooting begins in 2 Months

SALMAN KHAN ANNOUNCED KABHI EID KABHI DIWALI IN 2020

Salman Khan took to social media to announce his new film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali in January 2020. Back then he revealed the film will be written and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, while Farhad Samji of Housefull 4-fame will be helming the project.

He wrote, “Announcing My Next Film… Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali…. Story & Produced By Sajid Nadiadwala…Directed By Farhad Samji…Eid 2021 .

Bhoot Police Movie Review: Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor film is no Stree, but is fun in parts

Bhoot Police is enjoyable in parts. It does have its much-required comic elements but the film feels dragged in others. Bhoot Police will give you the chills but the inconsistent writing drifts you away.

Horror is a genre that Bollywood has not had quite a success with so far. In the recent past, several filmmakers have experimented with the horror-comedy genre as well and only a few films have been able to hit the right spot. Amongst them, Stree, was perhaps, the most memorable outing with a sharp feminist comment on the age-old fear of audacious and desirous women. Bhoot Police comes from a director who has experimented with the horror genre in his previous films (Ragini MMS, Darr @ The Mall and Phobia). Only this time, director Pavan Kripalani has ventured into the horror-comedy space. Do ghosts exist or is it just our ‘andhvishwas’ that leads us to believe in something that is not palpable? Bhoot Police pretty much revolves around this subject and keeps the viewers entertained with cracker one-liners and frequent spooks (or at least they have tried).

Vibhooti Baba (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji Baba (Arjun Kapoor) are two ghostbuster brothers. While one (Vibhooti) loves to dupe the people for their money on the pretext of ridding them of spirits, the other (Chiraunji) is not happy with this way of making a living. He tries to convince his brother to take up a ‘real case’ because they are tantriks and they have a bigger purpose. One day Maya (Yami Gautam) comes looking for Ullat Baba since there is a Kichkandi in her tea estate. 27 years ago, Vibhooti and Chiraunji’s father Ullat Baba helped them get rid of the spirit. This time when Maya comes in search of him, she meets his sons instead. Obviously, they agree to help. The ghostbuster brothers reach Silawar Tea Estate only to unravel some twists in the tale.

Saif Ali Khan has a remarkable screen presence and it is his dialogues that keep you entertained throughout. His one-liners are enough to crack you up. You will enjoy his antics but certain parts feel redundant. It is Saif’s impeccable comic timing that gives the film its much-needed edge. Arjun Kapoor as Chiraunji is more of the serious type – the innocent and righteous sibling. Arjun and Saif have the maximum screen time, but the latter manages to snatch the spotlight away each time. Arjun struggles but makes an impression. Yami is good, but of course, we have seen her play better. Yami as Maya is this determined daughter who is bent on saving her father’s legacy, the tea estate, from being lost. Jacqueline Fernandez plays Maya’s sassy influencer sister Kanika, who wants to sell everything off and move to London. The actress has a forgettable appearance.

To add to the comedy quotient, the makers introduce us to the characters of Chedilal (Jaaved Jaaferi), Google Baba (Rajpal Yadav) and Hari Kumar (Amit Mistry). However, it only meets the purpose to some extent.

Bhoot Police is enjoyable in parts. It does have its much-required comic elements but the film feels dragged in others. Bhoot Police will give you the chills but the inconsistent writing drifts you away. Had the editing been tighter and the writing more coherent, this could have been a compelling watch. In some parts, it is the age-old tricks and drills that come into play which is a tad disappointing. The USP of the film is definitely Saif Ali Khan.

Now, to the important question – should you watch this film? Bhoot Police is no Stree but if you are looking for a break from the monotony of serious and nerve-wracking films, this definitely can be on your watchlist. Of course, Saif Ali Khan is the other reason why you can switch to Disney+Hotstar’s Bhoot Police.

Kartik Aaryan wraps climax scene of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with shot No 162

Kartik Aaryan announced that he has completed filming the climax scene of his upcoming film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The film also stars Tabu and Kiara Advani in pivotal roles.

Kartik Aaryan has been occupied with several upcoming projects. But this didn’t stop the actor from sharing updates about his life with his fans and followers. The actor recently announced that he has completed shooting the climax scene of his upcoming film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Anees Bazmee’s directorial venture also stars Tabu and Kiara Advani.


KARTIK AARYAN WRAPS CLIMAX SCENE OF BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2

Ever since Kartik Aaryan was roped in to play the lead character in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, he has been sharing constant updates about the film’s progress on social media. While sometimes he drops spooky BTS (behind-the-scenes) videos from the film sets, other times a picture with his co-stars.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Kartik Aaryan recently revealed that he has completed shooting the climax scene of the film. He posted a photo of a clapper board and wrote, “#BHOOL BHULAIYAA2 climax wrap!! Shot Number -162

ABOUT BHOOL BHULAIYA 2

Directed by Anees Bazmee, Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is a horror-comedy film. It stars Kartik Aaryan, Tabu and Kiara Advani in lead roles. Amar Upadhyay also joined the cast of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and will be seen playing a pivotal role opposite Tabu. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, the film is the sequel to the 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiyaa starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja.

Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR and Attack will release in theatres, confirm producers

Pen Studios released a statement confirming the theatrical release of Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR and Attack. The makers said that the films are made for the big screen experience.

The makers of Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, SS Rajamouli’s RRR and John Abraham’s Attack have confirmed that the three films will be releasing in theatres. The rumours of these films releasing on OTT platforms had been doing the rounds for some time. Pen Studios, the production house behind the three films, today, September 8, called the rumours untrue. In a statement, the makers said that the films are made for the big screen experience and would be releasing in theatres.
MAKERS CONFIRM THEATRICAL RELEASE OF GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI, RRR AND ATTACK

The production house behind three magnum opus films – Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR and Attack, Pen Studios, today announced that the three films will be releasing in theatres. The makers released the statement after rumours around the digital release of the films started doing the rounds. Confirming that the three films will hit big screens soon, Pen Studio’s Chairman and MD, Jayantilal Gada, in a statement, said, “We would like to clarify that Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR and Attack will release in cinemas. There have been several rumours doing rounds about these films releasing on OTT platforms before cinemas which are untrue. These Magnum opus films are made for the big screen experience and would be releasing in theatres.

WHEN PEN STUDIOS ANNOUNCED NEW LINE-UP OF FILMS

In June, Pen Studios released a special video to announce their next line-up of films. The video mentioned that films such as Bell Bottom, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Anniyan remake, Attack and RRR are set to release in theatres soon. Using #BackToTheatre, the Instagram handle captioned the video as, “Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios) introduces us to their impressive line-up this year. The studio is gearing up for their massive slate release, in cinemas near you (sic).” However, the post was later deleted from all social media handles.

Talking about Gangubai Kathiawadi, the film was slated to release in theatres on July 30. However, its release was deferred due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Alia Bhatt plays the titular role in the film. Apart from the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, Alia will also be seen in another Pen Studios film RRR. The multi-starrer features Ram Charan, NTR Junior and Ajay Devgn. The film also stars many international actors.

Bhoot Police Movie Review: Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor film is no Stree, but is fun in parts

Bhoot Police is enjoyable in parts. It does have its much-required comic elements but the film feels dragged in others. Bhoot Police will give you the chills but the inconsistent writing drifts you away.

Horror is a genre that Bollywood has not had quite a success with so far. In the recent past, several filmmakers have experimented with the horror-comedy genre as well and only a few films have been able to hit the right spot. Amongst them, Stree, was perhaps, the most memorable outing with a sharp feminist comment on the age-old fear of audacious and desirous women. Bhoot Police comes from a director who has experimented with the horror genre in his previous films (Ragini MMS, Darr @ The Mall and Phobia). Only this time, director Pavan Kripalani has ventured into the horror-comedy space. Do ghosts exist or is it just our ‘andhvishwas’ that leads us to believe in something that is not palpable? Bhoot Police pretty much revolves around this subject and keeps the viewers entertained with cracker one-liners and frequent spooks (or at least they have tried).

Vibhooti Baba (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji Baba (Arjun Kapoor) are two ghostbuster brothers. While one (Vibhooti) loves to dupe the people for their money on the pretext of ridding them of spirits, the other (Chiraunji) is not happy with this way of making a living. He tries to convince his brother to take up a ‘real case’ because they are tantriks and they have a bigger purpose. One day Maya (Yami Gautam) comes looking for Ullat Baba since there is a Kichkandi in her tea estate. 27 years ago, Vibhooti and Chiraunji’s father Ullat Baba helped them get rid of the spirit. This time when Maya comes in search of him, she meets his sons instead. Obviously, they agree to help. The ghostbuster brothers reach Silawar Tea Estate only to unravel some twists in the tale.

Saif Ali Khan has a remarkable screen presence and it is his dialogues that keep you entertained throughout. His one-liners are enough to crack you up. You will enjoy his antics but certain parts feel redundant. It is Saif’s impeccable comic timing that gives the film its much-needed edge. Arjun Kapoor as Chiraunji is more of the serious type – the innocent and righteous sibling. Arjun and Saif have the maximum screen time, but the latter manages to snatch the spotlight away each time. Arjun struggles but makes an impression. Yami is good, but of course, we have seen her play better. Yami as Maya is this determined daughter who is bent on saving her father’s legacy, the tea estate, from being lost. Jacqueline Fernandez plays Maya’s sassy influencer sister Kanika, who wants to sell everything off and move to London. The actress has a forgettable appearance.

To add to the comedy quotient, the makers introduce us to the characters of Chedilal (Jaaved Jaaferi), Google Baba (Rajpal Yadav) and Hari Kumar (Amit Mistry). However, it only meets the purpose to some extent.

Bhoot Police is enjoyable in parts. It does have its much-required comic elements but the film feels dragged in others. Bhoot Police will give you the chills but the inconsistent writing drifts you away. Had the editing been tighter and the writing more coherent, this could have been a compelling watch. In some parts, it is the age-old tricks and drills that come into play which is a tad disappointing. The USP of the film is definitely Saif Ali Khan.

Now, to the important question – should you watch this film? Bhoot Police is no Stree but if you are looking for a break from the monotony of serious and nerve-wracking films, this definitely can be on your watchlist. Of course, Saif Ali Khan is the other reason why you can switch to Disney+Hotstar’s Bhoot Police.

Bhoot Police song Mujhe Pyaar Pyaar Hai teaser out. Arjun, Yami make you fall in love

The teaser of Mujhe Pyaar Pyaar Hai from Bhoot Police was released today. The video features Arjun Kapoor and Yami Gautam.

Arjun Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan will be seen sharing screen space for the first time in Pawan Kripalani’s Bhoot Police. The film also stars Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandez in pivotal roles. Today, September 1, the makers released the teaser of its new song Mujhe Pyaar Pyaar Hai. A slow number, the song is being promoted as the biggest romantic song of the season.
MUJHE PYAAR PYAAR HAI TEASER OUT

Bhoot Police is set to release on Disney+Hotstar on September 17. The makers of the film released the teaser of Mujhe Pyaar Pyaar Hai on September 1. The song will be released soon. The teaser gives a glimpse into the romantic song featuring Arjun Kapoor and Yami Gautam. The music of the song has been given by composer duo Sachin and Jigar. Shreya Ghoshal and Armaan Malik have sung the song, while lyrics have been penned by Priya Saraiya.

ARJUN KAPOOR SAYS FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

Arjun Kapoor shared the teaser of Mujhe Pyaar Pyaar Hai on social media. Calling it the biggest romantic song of the season, he wrote, “Come, fall in love again with the biggest romantic song of the season. Check out this teaser starring @yamigautam and I. Stay tuned for #MujhePyaarPyaarHai.

ABOUT BHOOT POLICE

Bhoot Police stars Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor in the roles of Vibhooti and Chiraunji, respectively. They go around catching ghosts. While for Vibhooti, his profession is no more than a way to con people, Chiraunji is serious about what he does. The two ghosthunters meet Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam’s characters on a mission to ward off a notorious spirit. The film, which is directed by Pavan Kripalani, will release on Disney+Hotstar on September 17.