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JUGJUGG JEEYO – OFFICAL TRAILER | Varun Dhawan Kiara Advani Anil Kapoor Neetu Kapoor

JugJugg Jeeyo is a story set in the heart of Patiala and much like the city, it’s full of love and laughter, colour and drama. It’s about family and its values, unresolved yearnings, and unexpected reconciliations.

In cinemas 24th June, 2022.

Viacom18 Studios & Dharma Productions present
A Dharma Productions Film
JUGJUGG JEEYO

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Review: Tabu steals the show in this Kartik Aaryan film

For Kartik Aaryan fans, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has all the masala to satiate their taste buds. It’s funny in places, tries to be scary most of the time, but like its title, its efforts get somewhere lost in a maze. Our takeaway is Tabu.

Movie Name: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani
Director: Anees Bazmee

The 2007 Akshay Kumar-Vidya Balan-starter Bhool Bhulaiyaa was a game-changer in many ways. It created a folklore horror genre before we met the Strees and Paris of the world. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Manjulika paved the way for future Roohis and Strees.

In the 2022 revisit to the world of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, everything is amped up. The jokes sound like pages from someone’s stand-up act, the music has an EDM synth to it and the leads are, of course, two actors who scream modern-day showbiz stardom – Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani. The premise is again a haveli and Manjulika’s not gone anywhere. It’s been 18 years since she was locked up in that room with no end in sight and no one there to set her free. There is the staple brigade of the bumbling buffoon, led by Rajpal Yadav in his iconic getup and a few new faces. Then there is Kartik’s Babaji act, covering up a big lie about his relationship with Kiara and how they both end up crossing paths with Manjulika. Amidst all this madness and chaos, the one actor that stands tall and manages to give the film its much-needed pull is Tabu. She delivers a knock-out performance.

There are a lot of throwback moments and references to the original BB, starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja and Ameesha Patel, among others. But, comparing Kartik to Akshay is no fun because this will only take away the fun quotient from the movie-watching experience. Where the film works best is in its attempt to revisit the larger-than-life early 2000s movies with huge casts and bigger budgets. The writing of the film is also reminiscent of that period, with the punches and jokes written with a slapstick slant. The VFX and CGI are another strong asset and go a long way in making the film look good.

Among the performances, Tabu leads the pack. She sheds all inhibitions to play this tricky part. Despite some really cringe-worthy moments and loud dialogues, she manages to navigate the rocky terrain that this character has to offer. Kartik is easy on the eyes and totally in his element. This film is a reminder of how good he is at comedy and romance – two genres he’s come to ace. Kiara matches his timing in the big scenes and the two definitely have some crackling on-screen chemistry. Director Anees Bazmee, who is a master of this genre, weaves in the right humour in the right places.

On the flip side, BB2 struggles to stay cohesive and hold your attention. The writing is uneven and the small moments between characters often get lost in the jarring background score and jazzy special effects. Logic and reason have no space in the movie, which has superstition and black magic at their epicentre. Also, this is not a kid-friendly movie. The scenes depicting black magic and witchcraft are quite gory and disturbing. Another USP of the original, that was missing from the new flashy version, is the soundtrack. The songs barely register, and Mere Dholna 2.0 doesn’t hold a candle to the original.

Nikamma trailer out. Shilpa Shetty turns glam villain, Abhimanyu-Shirley’s romance is worth seetis

The trailer of Nikamma is finally here. The film stars Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia in lead roles.

The trailer of Nikamma is finally out.
The film's cast comprises Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia.
Nikamma is all set to release on June 17, 2022.

The much-awaited trailer of Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia’s Nikamma is finally out now. The film, which has been making headlines since 2020, is a full Bollywood masala entertainer with the right amount of glam, action scenes, romance, dance and a lot more.
NIKAMMA TRAILER OUT

The trailer of Nikamma is finally here. After Shilpa Shetty made headlines for dropping her glam villain avatar on social media, we finally know how she appears in the film. Apart from this, Abhimanyu Dassani looks promising already with his comic timing, action sequences and dance moves. Singer Shirley Setia makes her Bollywood debut with the film. To top it all, the popular 2000 number, Nikamma Kiya Is Dil Ne is back with a revived version.

ABOUT NIKAMMA

Nikamma has been directed by Sabbir Khan. The film is touted to be an action entertainer. Abhimanyu and Shirley play each other’s love interests in the film and Shilpa’s role as a glam villain has made us all the way more curious. The film has been bankrolled by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films, and helmed by Sabbir Khan.

777 Charlie Trailer – Hindi | Rakshit Shetty | Kiranraj K | Nobin Paul

Here is the official Hindi trailer of the upcoming movie, a Paramvah Studios production, 777 Charlie starring Rakshit Shetty, Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B Shetty, Bobby Simha and Danish Sait amongst others. The film is written and directed by Kiranraj K,

777 Charlie Worldwide Release On 10 June 2022

Alia-Ranbir’s Brahmastra, Thor Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2 in Disney’s global release slate

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming film, Brahmastra, is to become the first-ever Indian film to get Disney’s global theatrical release. It is scheduled to hit theatres on September 9, 2022.

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s much-awaited film, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, is to become the first Indian film to get Disney’s global theatrical release. The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has added the first part of the trilogy to its global theatrical release slate along with films like Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water for 2022.
BRAHMASTRA TO GET DISNEY’S GLOBAL THEATRICAL RELEASE

Ever since the announcement of Brahmastra, fans have been eagerly waiting to see Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor on screen together. The film is set to drop on September 9, 2022. Along with the Indian release, the fantasy adventure film will also get Disney’s global theatrical release.


RANBIR-ALIA’S CHARACTERS IN THE FILM – SHIVA AND ISHA

Introducing Ranbir and Alia’s characters, Shiva and Isha, from Brahmastra, Ayan had earlier shared the character poster of the duo. “‘Love is the Light!’ Part One: Shiva is what this first chapter of Brahmstra is now called. But for the longest time, it used to be Part One: Love. Because at its core, Brahmstra is about the Energy of Love. A Love – that spread like Fire, beyond the Movie, and into Life. So here it is, our Love Poster ! The Time feels Right for it There is some extra love in the air these days ! 🙂 (And with it, a little piece of the magic of Kesariya, Pritam (Dada), Amitabh Bhattacharya, Arijit) Shiva & Isha.

Brahmastra’s announcement was made in December 2021. The film has been planned as a three-part fantasy trilogy. It is being produced by Karan Johar. The film will release in five languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Brahmastra is all set to be released on September 9, 2022.

John Abraham, Disha Patani’s Ek Villain Returns gets new release date, to hit theatres on July 29

John Abraham and Disha Patani’s upcoming film, Ek Villain Returns, has got a new release date now. Helmed by Mohit Suri, the film is all set to hit the theatres on July 29.

HIGHLIGHTS

Ek Villain Returns will now release on July 29, 2022.
The film stars John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani in lead roles.
Ek Villain Returns is directed by Mohit Suri.

Ek Villain Returns, the sequel to Mohit Suri’s 2014 film, has got a new release date now. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on July 29, 2022. The film was earlier supposed to release on July 8. The director took to social media last night to announce the news. John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani will be seen playing the leads. Ek Villain Returns will feature John and Arjun as villains, not heroes.


EK VILLAIN RETURNS GETS NEW RELEASE DATE

Mohit Suri’s directorial venture, Ek Villain Returns, has been postponed multiple times. However, it is now all set to release on July 29, 2022, and fans can’t wait! Mohit Suri announced the same on his official Twitter handle and wrote, “#EkVillainReturns gets a new release date, 29th July 2022 (sic).” He also tagged the actors and the producers of the film. John Abraham tweeted the same on his social media account.

ALL ABOUT EK VILLAIN RETURNS

Ek Villain Returns is sequel to the 2014 hit film, Ek Villain, which starred Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. While the first film of the franchise was about a conflict between hero and a villain, Ek Villain Returns will follow a story of two villains, with John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor essaying negative roles. Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani play the female leads in the upcoming thriller. Mohit Suri has directed films like Half Girlfriend, Aashiqui 2, Murder 2, Zeher and Kalyug among others. Ek Villain Returns marks John Abhraham’s first collaboration with the director. Meanwhile, Disha Patani played the lead role in Mohit’s last directorial, Malang.

Jayeshbhai Jordaar title track out. Ranveer Singh shines as the most unlikely hero

The title track of Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar has been released. The film will hit the cinemas on May 13.

Ranveer Singh shared the title track of his upcoming film, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, today, May 6. He can be seen emerging as an unconventional hero in it. Written and directed by Divyang Thakkar, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is about a Gujarati man who fights patriarchy to protect his unborn girl child.
JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR TITLE TRACK OUT NOW

Jayeshbhai Jordaar trailer, which was unveiled on April 19. It gained praise from all quarters. Now, in the film’s title track, Ranveer’s character is caught between his duties as a son and being a good husband to his wife. He does everything to save his unborn girl child, even though he gives off a meek vibe and isn’t too headstrong.

ABOUT JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR

Jayeshbhai Jordaar stars Ranveer Singh and Shalini Pandey in lead roles. Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah and Deeksha Joshi play supporting roles. About playing a Gujarati boy in the film, Ranveer Singh said, “I love everything about Gujarat its culture, its vibrancy, its zeal to be the best, and most importantly its people. So, I was really inspired to become a Gujarati boy in Jayeshbhai Jordaar and get the same amount of love from Gujaratis across the world, all over again. I hope they love the film and love my performance in it. I have given it my all and I know we have a very special film to offer to them.

Heropanti 2 vs Baaghi franchise, how successful is Tiger Shroff’s latest?

Tiger Shroff films have always been high on action and major money spinners at the box office. However, can we say the same about his latest, Heropanti 2, compared to say, the Baaghi franchise? Let’s find out.

After making his debut in 2014 with Heropanti, Tiger Shroff carved a niche for himself as an action hero. From high-octane action sequences to impressive stunts, the actor is known to nail all that with finesse. Tiger Shroff’s latest film, Heropanti 2, was released on April 29. While he has been garnering praise for this action entertainer, the box office collection says otherwise. Hence, the question arises, is the audience done with the genre called Tiger Shroff? Where does Heropanti 2 stand compared to the Baaghi franchise? Let’s find out:
WHERE DOES HEROPANTI 2 STAND AGAINST BAAGHI 3?

Tiger Shroff’s films are mostly about a series of airborne sequences sprinkled with melodious songs, a pleasant-on-the-eyes leading lady and enough room to showcase the actor’s mastery of various kinds of martial arts. While Tiger’s ardent fans enjoy his action entertainers thoroughly, others perhaps are expecting something new from the actor.

When it comes to Heropanti 2’s box office collection, on its opening day, the film earned a total of Rs 7.50 crore. Box Office India’s reports suggested, “The multiplex movement was very slow for Heropanti 2.” On the other hand, Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s Baaghi 3, which was released in 2020, opened at Rs 17.50 crore at the box office, despite the coronavirus scare.

WHAT DID THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT HEROPANTI 2 AND BAAGHI 3?

In both films, Tiger, as an actor, was at his usual best. He owned every scene, nailed the action sequences and gave glimpses of being funny and romantic. However, what failed to work for our reviewers was the storyline.

With many gaps in the plot and unnecessary scenes, the 2-hour-22-minute Heropanti 2 could have easily been cut to an hour if not more. “A bit more focus on the storyline, plot and character development are what Heropanti 2 lacked,” wrote IndiaToday.in’s reviewer Tanushree Roy.

Baaghi 3 also didn’t impress the critics and received mixed reviews. Our reviewer, Nairita Mukherjee, rated the film 1.5 out of 5 stars. In her review, she wrote, “Baaghi 3, the third instalment of the super successful Baaghi franchise, remained true to its genre through its 143-minute runtime. In terms of performances, Tiger’s abs took the cake, hands down, shirts off. But Tiger Shroff per se wasn’t half as bad as Shraddha Kapoor. There’s bad acting, and then there is over-acting. Shraddha’s was bad over-acting.”

Both Heropanti 2 and Baaghi 3 are directed by Ahmed Khan. While Heropanti 2 features Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tara Sutaria, Baaghi 3 starred Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, along with Riteish Deshmukh, Ankita Lokhande, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma and Ashutosh Rana.

Om The Battle Within teaser out. Aditya Roy Kapur pulls off a Tiger Shroff, Sanjana Sanghi MIA

The teaser of Om: The Battle Within featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi is finally out now! The film releases on July 1 in theatres.

So we finally have an update about Aditya Roy Kapur’s first film of the year, Om: The Battle Within. Aditya is back with a never-seen-ever avatar, as it appeared from the many posters. If you love action punched with fight sequences, Om: The Battle Within teaser will indeed be a treat for you. Seen yet?


OM: THE BATTLE WITHIN TEASER OUT

The teaser of Om: The Battle Within is finally out now. Led by Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi, the film will indeed be a gift for all those who love action and fight scenes. While Aditya fights like it’s no task, Sanjana was missing from the just-released teaser.

Sharing the teaser of Om, Aditya wrote, “Ek ladai ko jeetne ke liye usse kai baar ladna padta hai. #OMTeaser out now. #OM: The battle within releasing on 1st July 2022.

SANJANA SAYS ADITYA’S FEMALE FANS WILL GO CRAZY

Sanjana and Aditya have paired up for the first time in Om: The Battle Within. Speaking exclusively with IndiaToday.in, she said, “Aditya’s female fans are gonna go crazy, I don’t know about anything else but they definitely will. I know I shouldn’t say this about my own film, I underestimate my work so much but I am really happy with what I saw.” She further added, “It is a very big film and is meant for theatres. So it will release theatrically.

Heropanti 2 Movie Review: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui film is full paisa vasool

Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Heropanti 2 is a paisa vasool entertainer. But, it comes with its own flaws. The film released today, April 29.

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Ahmed Khan

What constitutes a Tiger Shroff film? Aerial kicks, a dollop of romance and a dash of misfit storyline is the perfect recipe and that is exactly what Heropanti 2 is. Starring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Heropanti 2 is the much-awaited sequel to the film of the same name, which also featured Kriti Sanon.

The story begins with the introduction of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the role of a magician, digital fraudster and caring brother – Laila – all rolled into one. The story revolves around Laila (Nawazuddin) and Babloo Rawat (Tiger Shroff). While Babloo is constantly dodging Laila’s attacks, he is also trying to romance Laila’s sister, Inaaya (Tara Sutaria). What follows is a tussle between the heart and the mind and of course, between Babloo and Laila. Who wins? Does Babloo lose this time and will there be a third instalment to the popular franchise? Well, guess you would have to watch to know!

In the sequel, Babloo Ranawat is RJ, and a changed man now. We are introduced to his mother, played by Amrita Singh. The scenes between the duo seem stretched, and somewhat unnecessary. The story moves forward to show how Babloo ditched his life in India to move abroad and start a new chapter.

Be it the way Nawazuddin has stepped into the character of Laila or how he tackles action sequences, he is like butter on bread. His acting prowess is on clear display and he is a delight to watch. Tiger, as an actor, is his usual phenomenal self. He owns every scene, nails the action sequences and even gives romantic scenes a try. In one particular scene, where Tara and Tiger are left with no option but to fight for their lives, the actor shines and how!

Tara Sutaria AKA Inaaya plays the role of Tiger Shroff’s love interest. However, the actress has limited screen time and an even lesser role to play in the plot. The story moves forward to introduce Laila’s plan of stealing money from every citizen of India via his app called Pulse.

Helmed by choreographer-turned-filmmaker Ahmed Khan, the film has been shot in exotic locations with music given by maestro AR Rahman. However, this is not the regular Rahman music you might be expecting. Dafa Kar or Whistle Baja 2.0, the songs are catchy and stay with you even after the credits roll. They are cheeky and totally what we would expect from a masala entertainer. Tiger Shroff also turned singer with his debut song, Miss Hairan, which we can safely say is the new party number in town.

However, what failed to work was the storyline. With many gaps in the plot and unnecessary scenes, the 2-hour-22-minute movie could have easily been cut to an hour if not more. A bit more focus on the storyline, plot and character development are what Heropanti 2 lacked.