Monthly Archives: October 2021

Tadap trailer out now: Ahan Shetty is both the hero and the villain in his debut film

The much-awaited trailer of Ahan Shetty’s debut film, Tadap has been released. The film will hit theatres on December 3.

Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Tadap. While the teaser was released by the makers yesterday (October 26), the much-awaited trailer has now been dropped. Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria-starrer Tadap will hit the theatres on December 3.

Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria have left fans asking for more after the teaser of their film Tadap was released yesterday.

The 2-minute-48 second trailer shows Ahan Shetty in a power-packed avatar. He can be seen performing stunts and punching people in the first few seconds of the trailer.

Thereafter, we get to see his romantic avatar with Tara Sutaria’s character. From steamy kisses to cheesy dialogues, the duo’s chemistry in the trailer is worth a watch.


The teaser of Tadap impressed one and all. In the teaser, we get a glimpse of Ahan’s character in the film. He can be seen inside a deserted building in a hilly region, while a motorbike can be seen standing outside. The actor comes out of a building, bare-chested and flicks a cigarette. His face, however, is not visible in the teaser.

Dybbuk Movie Review: Emraan Hashmi, Nikita Dutta film has zero chills

Emraan Hashmi’s horror flick Dybbuk is low on horror quotient. Directed and written by Jay K, the film released today, October 29, on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video dropped the new horror film, Dybbuk, on October 29. Directed by Jay K, the horror-thriller is the official remake of the 2017 Malayalam film, Ezra, which starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and Priya Anand in the lead roles. Dybbuk stars Emraan Hashmi and Nikita Dutta in lead.

Nikita’s Mahi, who is still overcoming a miscarriage, decides to decorate her house, which is an old villa, with a heritage theme. She visits the local antique shop and chooses to buy an old wine cabinet, which is actually a dybbuk. Of all the beautiful artefacts at the antique shop, not sure why Mahi would choose the uninspiring and dull dybbuk box. That, in itself, is a mystery, which was not solved in the film.

In Jewish folklore, a disembodied human spirit, due to his past sins, wanders restlessly until it possesses the body of a living person. Belief in such spirits was especially prevalent in 16th and 17th-century Eastern Europe. Dybbuk comes from the Hebrew word dibbuq which means the act of sticking. Reading about Jewish folklore intrigues fans of horror films but the Emraan Hashmi-starrer fails to get its viewers hooked.

The story of Dybbuk is low on horror, hackneyed with done-to-death jolts. The film is predictable with many twists that one has seen before in Hollywood horror films. Well, the audience, who love watching horror flicks, could start ticking boxes, while watching Dybbuk. Creepy maid – check, ghost crawling under the blanket – check, and, of course, flying humans – check.

The cast includes Emraan Hashmi, Nikita Dutta, Manav Kaul and Denzil Smith in pivotal roles. Emraan, who has been part of numerous horror films, was well-versed in his role. Nikita, as Mahi, was mostly seen staring in the film. We would have loved to see more of her. Manav Kaul, who is a brilliant actor, tried hard to convince us as the rabbi.

If only our Internet speed and response time was as fast as the dybbuk, which greets its victims with instant chaos around, breaking mirrors and swinging wooden toys! If you have some time to spare this weekend, you can opt for this horror film, which might help you get some sleep. The dissatisfied soul of the dybbuk box will definitely leave the audience dissatisfied.

Hum Do Hamare Do Movie Review: Rajkummar, Kriti, Ratna Pathak, Paresh Rawal film is an acting masterclass

Hum Do Hamare Do released on Disney+Hotstar today, October 29. Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Ratna Pathak Shah and Paresh Rawal have delivered an incredible performance in the film.

Are blood relations so important in the institution of marriage? Or are you allowed to create your own family in this society? Hum Do Hamare Do, which was released on Disney+Hotstar today, October 29, is the perfect family drama to answer that question. The Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon-starrer has loads of funny moments, however, the ending seems very unoriginal. The best thing about the film is the acting, and not the script. Without giving away the story, here’s our review of Hum Do Hamare Do.

Dhruv, played by Rajkummar, is a successful entrepreneur, who falls madly in love with freelance vlogger Anya, played by Kriti Sanon. In keeping with the true tradition of Bollywood rom coms, love blossoms and the couple start dating. However, there is a catch. Anya wants to marry a guy who comes from a good family and will adopt a dog. Lovestruck Dhruv, also an orphan, will go to any extent to make that work, even getting a fake family for himself. Here, the story really starts. How to get this non-existent family?

After meeting an amusing matchmaker Shaadiram and perusing through multiple middle-aged candidates, Dhruv remembers his caretaker from childhood. Paresh Rawal’s character Purushottam Mishra ran a dhaba where little Dhruv worked as a waiter. Purushottam is madly in love with Ratna Pathak Shah’s character Dipti Kashyap and the elderly couple’s backstory makes for an interesting plot in itself. Hence, a kinship is declared with the spry middle-aged couple and all is good till secrets come spilling out.

Hum Do Humare Do, however, has a very patchy script. Since the genre of the film was not something we haven’t seen earlier, the perfect script could have made it a blockbuster. Unfortunately, it was very patchy and unimaginative. The ending is quite predictable. Things even get a little monotonous towards the end. There is not a single dialogue that would stick. Even the comedy is bland, with Paresh Rawal and his impeccable comic timing, you can’t help but laugh.

We also have an unfunny caper in Aparshakti Khurana who is always at the beck and call of his best friend Dhruv. It would have been interesting to give him some more lines. The sloppy script doesn’t do justice to the performances of our lead actors. They have been largely wasted in their roles. It almost seems like director Abhishek Jain was in a hurry to wrap up the film and jam in a happy ending.

But, the performances take the film to another level. Our male lead Rajkummar Rao is a poorly written protagonist with inexplicable impulses and poor decision-making skills. Even so, he manages to win hearts with his performance as a love-struck man in parts and as a super boss at work in others. Once again, he has proved why he is beyond the box office. Kriti Sanon’s acting is also noteworthy. She is charming and confident in her role. She even injects some life into the film. The duo’s chemistry is simply amazing.

Paresh Rawal is simply the best here and you would agree. His comic timing is impressive and the way he delivers dialogues makes the film an interesting watch. When Paresh is on the screen, he steals the show. His character is an old man who regrets not getting to marry his childhood sweetheart, Ratna’s Dipti. The scene where he desperately proposes to Dipti after getting drunk in public is simply hilarious. Ditto for Ratna Pathak Shah, who perfectly fits in her role as a mother to a stranger. The way she shrugs off Purushottam is truly savage. These two are the reason why we should have more veteran actors in movies these days.

So, what’s our verdict?

Apart from the script, what lacks in Hum Do Hamare Do is the base. The story is good but what would have made it more interesting is if the makers hadn’t just focussed on the love story of the characters. Rajkummar’s Dhruv turned rags to riches in a minute but we wanted to know how? Also, nothing is shown about Kriti’s professional or social life. All she is reduced to is a local lover. If you are a Bollywood buff, you might have already guessed the ending.

Emraan Hashmi, Nikita Dutta’s Dybukk teaser out. Horror-thriller releases on Oct 29

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 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?


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.

Sooryavanshi song Aila Re Aillaa out. Akshay Kumar, Ranveer and Ajay are high on energy

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.

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.


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’s Satyameva Jayate 2 to release on Nov 25, a day before its scheduled date

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.

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.


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.

Hum Do Hamare Do song Kamli out. Romantic track captures Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon’s love story

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.

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.


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.

Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif’s Sooryavanshi gets U/A certificate, cleared by CBFC without cuts

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.

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.


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.

Netflix’s Dhamaka trailer out. Kartik Aaryan’s explosive film drops on Nov 19

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.

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.


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.

Sardar Udham Movie Review: Vicky Kaushal film sparkles but misses soul

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.