Monthly Archives: December 2022

Shah Rukh Khan flaunts his abs as he poses with Bosco Martis in BTS pic from Jhoome Jo Pathaan

Bosco Martis has shared a BTS picture of Shah Rukh Khan from the shoot of the song Jhoome Jo Pathaan. The actor is flaunting his chiselled physique and the choreographer says he was ‘shy’ to show his abs.

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Bosco Martis has shared an unseen picture of the Shah Rukh Khan
The actor flaunts his abs in the picture, and the choreographer wrote he was 'shy' to show it off.
Pathaan will be releasing in January 25, 2023.

By Zinia Bandyopadhyay: Pathaan has been the talk of B-Town ever since it was announced. Be it the fact that the film will mark Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback after four years, or the chiselled physique and long hair that he is sporting- fans are just waiting for this movie with bated breath. The second song from the film, Jhoom Le Pathaan, is now out and fans are already grooving to it. Like in Besharam Rang, SRK flaunted his perfectly toned abs in this song as well. Now, choreographer Bosco Martis has shared a BTS picture with the actor.

Choreographer Bosco Martis took to Instagram to share an unseen picture from Jhoome Jo Pathaan’s shoot. In the pic, SRK is wearing a black shirt which is unbuttoned, showing off his abs. Captioning the picture, Bosco wrote, “This is undoubtedly one of the best pictures I have on my Insta page . Been so lucky to get this picture I know you were very shy to click this one . And you were also so shy to show your Abs Sir.. It’s a treasured moment for me for a life time .


The second song from Pathaan, Jhoome Jo Pathaan, is now out. It is a foot-tapping dance number that will compel everyone to get up and burn the dance floor. Talking about it, director Siddharth Anand said, “Music plays a very vital role in my films and fortunately the music of my films have always been well reviewed. I have only tried to entertain people with the music of my film and I’m very, very particular about it because it adds a lot of value to the film and also to the viewing experience of audiences who are paying money to come and watch the films that we make. Jhoome Jo Pathaan is a song that I’m very proud of and extremely confident about. I think audiences will find it irresistible to dance to the beats!”

Pathaan stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham alongside Shah Rukh Khan. It will release on January 25, 2023.

Kuttey (Official Trailer) | Arjun Tabu Naseeruddin Konkona Kumud Radhika Shardul Aasmaan | 13th Jan

Director- Aasmaan Bhardwaj
Produced by- Luv Ranjan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Ankur Garg, Rekha Bhardwaj
Story & Screenplay – Aasmaan Bhardwaj
Dialogues & Additional Screenplay – Vishal Bhardwaj
Director of Photography – Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi
Editor – A. Sreekar Prasad
Lyrics – Gulzar
Music & Background Score – Vishal Bhardwaj

Mission Majnu | Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna | Official Teaser

Directed By: Shantanu Bagchi
Produced By: Ronnie Screwvala, Amar Butala, Garima Mehta
Story: Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora
Screenplay: Sumit Batheja, Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora
Dialogues: Sumit Batheja
Associate Producer: Pashan Jal
Director Of Photography: Bijitesh De
Action Director: Dr Ravi Verma
Editor: Nitin Baid, Siddharth S Pande

Taapsee Pannu reveals she is romancing Shah Rukh Khan in Dunki | Exclusive

Taapsee Pannu will be seen sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan for the first time in Dunki. The film is being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani.

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Taapsee Pannu stars alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Dunki.
The film is being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani.
Dunki is scheduled for a 2023 release.

By Bhavna Agarwal: Taapsee Pannu will be seen sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan for the first time in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki. The Hirani directorial was announced a couple of months back and is looking at a 2023 release. While details about their respective roles are kept under wraps, Taapsee has finally shared that she will be seen romancing King Khan in Dunki, in an exclusive chat with

Shah Rukh Khan at the Red Sea International Film Festival spilled a few beans about Dunki, describing it to be a light-hearted movie. Responding to that, Taapsee told, “It is a Raju Sir film, it is that world which is very endearing. I would be very surprised if anyone was not having fun on that set.”

Gulshan Devaiah, who is co-starring alongside Taapsee in the movie, Blurr, teased his co-star and mentioned, “She was very excited on Blurr’s set talking about the movie and the anticipation around it.”

Replying to the tease, Taapsee exclaimed, “In a Rajkumar Hirani film, if you get to romance Shah Rukh Khan, I will do a passing role in that… as well. What else do you want in life?”

Taapsee Pannu has previously mentioned that she is very excited about Dunki. The actress was last seen in Blurr and has Woh Ladki Hai Kahan in the pipeline along with an unannounced film as well.

Meanwhile, Blurr is currently streaming on Zee5.

Salaam Venky box-office collection Day 2: Kajol’s film struggles to do business at ticket counter

Kajol’s Salaam Venky was released in theatres on December 9. The film, directed by Revathy, is struggling to do business at the box-office.

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Kajol's Salaam Venky released in theatres on December 9.
The film is directed by Revathy.
The film that witnessed a slow start at the box-office, is slogging for business.

By Prachi Arya: Kajol’s Salaam Venky, which hit the theatres on December 9, could not meet the expectations of the moviegoers with its plotline. The film is directed by Revathy, which saw a poor start at the box office, and could not earn good business. The film stars Kajol in the lead and talks about a serious problem called Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


Salaam Venky features Kajol who plays a mother to a 24-year-old son who is suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The film, which failed to resonate with moviegoers, earned Rs 0.7 Crore at the box office on Day 2. Hence, taking the total tally of business to Rs 1.3 crores. Salaam Vdenky is receiving tough competition from other major releases, including Drishyam 2, Bhediya, An Action Hero, and many more. However, the best part about the movie’s release is that it is doing far better than the other two releases, Vadh and Marrich, at the box office. It will be interesting to see how the film fairs over the first weekend despite the cutthroat competition.


Salaam Venky is bankrolled by Suraj Singh and Shraddha Agrawal. As far as the music is concerned, it is composed of Mithoon. The film also stars Prakash Raj, Rajeev Khandelwal, and Rahul Bose. Aamir Khan has a special cameo in the film. Salaam Venky is a wonderfully made dark movie despite not hitting the right notes on all fronts. Based on the novel The Last Hurrah by Shrikant Murthy, the film touches upon the grave subject of euthanasia, which, in simple terms, means the act of deliberately ending a person’s life to end their suffering.

Salaam Venky Movie Review: Kajol, Vishal Jethwa will teach you life is short and you should value it

Kajal and Vishal Jethwa’s Salaam Venky is a film that celebrates life and embraces passion. It talks about the sensitive topic of euthanasia and organ donation. Read our review.

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Salaam Venky releases on December 9.
The film stars Kajol and Vishal Jethwa in lead roles.
It is directed by Revathy.

You may feel overwhelmed seeing the number of heartfelt emotional dramas at the moment, and we totally understand! But Kajol and Vishal Jethwa-starrer stands apart from the rest. Directed by Revathy, Salaam Venky is a wonderfully made dark movie despite not hitting the right notes on all fronts. Based on the novel The Last Hurrah by Shrikant Murthy, the film touches upon a grave subject of euthanasia, which in simple terms, means the act of deliberately ending a person’s life to end their suffering.

When Kajol’s character Sujata finds out that her son Venky, played by Vishal Jethwa, has a rare health condition, she is heartbroken. Based on a true story, the film is about Venky suffering from a terminally serious problem called Duchenne muscular dystrophy which makes him bedridden. His mother battles the challenges thrown at her with a brave face. Sujata has always granted her son’s wishes, but a mother can’t grant her child’s request to die now, can she? This is where the story starts. Venky wants to donate his organs by opting for euthanasia, but it’s illegal in India (FYI, passive euthanasia has been legal in India since 2018.)

In the first half of the film, we see Venky being rushed to the hospital where he is hooked to machines. The boy remains positive throughout and even calls it ‘decorations’ on him. Kajol says that he’s back to the hospital in just a week, indicating that Venky’s death is near. Several flashbacks are thrown in where we get a glimpse of Venky’s childhood, his troubled relationship with estranged father, his list of wishes, and his bond with her peers. Though the film moves at a slow pace, it is worth the time.

The second half focusses on Kajol’s Sujata finally accepting her son’s will to die. She runs pillar-to-post to allow her son to get euthanised so that he could donate his organs. Rahul Bose and Priyamani play opposing lawyers while Aahana Kumra impresses as the television reporter who is giving the mother-son duo some positive media coverage.

Venky is filmy guy who loves Bollywood. He swears by Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand’s line, “Babumoshai, Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahin!” And when his love interest is leaving the hospital room, Venky whispers Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘palat, palat, palat’ with his earnest eyes. For a boy who knows he’s going to die, Venky teaches you to make the most of life.

Vishal Jethwa has given an incredible performance in Salaam Venky, probably one of his best. He brings in multi-layered emotions and wit with so much life. This is ironical for a person who so desperately wishes to end it. Vishal should be given a standing ovation for making everyone cry and smile at the same time, and he barely had to lift a finger to do it. While lying on the hospital bed, he won our hearts with his raw emotions. Watch out for the scene where he is crying out for his mom helplessly because she won’t speak to him.

Kajol has once again proved that it is her world when it comes to movies, and we are just living in it! For a mother who knows her child is going to die, she has the toughest job. Her expressions will leave you in tears. Her banters with her dying son is immensely cute.

Revathy’s affection for her film’s characters is evident, and balanced equally by her respect for them and her filmmaking process. Three cheers for the screenplay though. From the four corners of the hospital room to the beach shots, Salaam Venky’s scenes are visually hypnotic and will keep you hooked.

However, the film isn’t one without faults. The first half of the film could have been written tighter. It drags on that you momentarily lose interest. Aamir Khan’s cameo looks forced because the makers wanted another star appearance. Another thing where the makers went wrong were the songs. Salaam Venky almost looked liked a musical. In one of the scenes, Venky’s team decides to make a video montage of him to show the court that he is mentally stable to express his wish to die. The film failed to overlook that the judge might see it as a sign that Venky is not in pain. The tragedy in this film is that it is based on a true story, so it didn’t really need all this ‘masala mirchi’. The intention might have been right, but it failed evoke positive emotions in some parts.

One side character which was beautifully written was of Aneet Padda’s Nandini, who is Venky’s love interest. She is visually impaired, and she sees the world through Venky’s eyes, whereas she is his legs. When Venky is on the verge of dying, and he can’t speak, he communicates with Nandini by writing on her hand. It’s so beautiful how even the most strained of love stories can be revitalised by a human touch. Prakash Raj, Kamal Sadanah, Anant Mahadevan and Parvathi T’s also give commendable performances.

Salaam Venky is a film that celebrates life and embraces passion. It fully encapsulates human spirit and in an unique way, shows how it’s the birthright of everyone to choose their own journey in life. It stands out with its beauty, intellect and spirit. The film will teach you that life is short, so if you are upset, sad or feeling dejected, get up, rise and shine! Let’s see that smile on your face like Venky.

Salaam Venky – Official Trailer | Kajol | Vishal Jethwa | Aamir Khan | Revathy | 9th Dec 2022

Directed by: Revathy
Produced by: Suuraj Sinngh, Shraddha Agrawal and Varsha Kukreja
Dop: Ravi Varman
A Mithoon Musical
Creative Director: Suuraj Sinngh
Creative Producer: Priyank V Jain
Adapted Story & Screenplay: Sammeer Arora
Additional Screenplay & Dialogues: Kausar Munir
Story based on the book titled: “The Last Hurrah” by Shrikant Murthy

An Action Hero box office collection Day 2: Ayushmann Khurrana’s film steadily picks pace

An Action Hero is steadily picking pace after a slow opening on Day 1. The Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat film has been directed by Anirudh Iyer.

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An Action Hero released on December 2.
The film has picked pace after a slow Day 1.
The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat in lead roles.

By Anindita Mukherjee: Apart from Adivi Sesh’s HIT 2, An Action Hero had no major clash on December 2. The film, which saw a slow growth on its opening day, has steadily picked pace on Day 2. Early estimates suggest that An Action hero earned double from its opening day.

Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat’s An Action Hero released on December 2. The film is Ayushmann’s first full actioner. Early second day estimates are here and it suggests that the film has picked pace after a slow Day 1. A Sacnik report suggests that the film minted about Rs 3.01 crore (India nett) on its opening day. On Day 1, the film earned Rs 1.50 crore (India nett).

The first-look poster of Ayushmann Khurrana from An Action Hero was unveiled on November 9. Ayushmann held a gun in his hand as his face appeared wounded. The background of the poster offered a glimpse of a chasing sequence from the film.


Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat-starrer An Action Hero is an action thriller. High on slick action and a satirical sense of humour, the film released on December 2. The film is directed by Anirudh Iyer and produced by Aanand L Rai, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar.