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Toofaan song Star Hai Tu out. Farhan Akhkar, Mrinal Thakur track is high on energy

Star Hai Tu song from Farhan Akhkar and Mrinal Thakur’s upcoming film Toofaan is out now. The track is a peppy dance number.

Farhan Akhkar and Mrinal Thakur are gearing up for the release of their film Toofaan. Its makers just dropped another song, Star Hai Tu, from the film. The track is a peppy number where Farhan Akhkar and Mrinal Thakur can be seen dancing it out on the streets.

TOOFAAN SONG STAR HAI TU IS A PEPPY TRACK

After impressing fans with the trailer of Toofaan, the makers of the film have dropped a new song, Star Hai Tu. The song is high on energy where we see Farhan Akhtar and Mrunal Thakur dancing with the entire neighbourhood on the streets. It’s a celebration for Farhan Akhtar’s character’s success in the film. The entire community comes together to dance and celebrate his achievements.

TOOFAAN’S TODUN TAAK SONG

Todun Taak was the first song from Toofaan which released on July 2. It traces Farhan’s character’s journey of becoming a boxer. Sharing the song on social media, the actor wrote, “Ek ki nahin, ye un sab ki kahani hai jinhone zindagi mein na rukne ki thaani hain (This is the story of all those people who are determined to never stop). #TodunTaak song out now.

Bhoot Police to premiere on Disney+Hotstar. Saif Ali Khan’s first-look poster out

Bhoot Police is all set to premiere on Disney+Hotstar. The makers of the film today (July 5) released the first-look poster of Saif Ali Khan from the film.

Pavan Kirpalani’s directorial film Bhoot Police will be releasing on Disney+Hotstar. The makers of the film made the announcement today (July 5) with the first-look poster of Saif Ali Khan’s character. The actor is playing the role of Vibhooti in the horror-comedy. Bhoot Police also stars Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jaaved Jaaferi in pivotal roles.
BHOOT POLICE ON DISNEY+HOTSTAR

The makers of Bhoot Police today (July 5) announced that the film will be released directly on Disney+Hotstar. Earlier, the film was scheduled to release in theatres in September 2021. The first-look poster of Saif Ali Khan’s character was also revealed by the makers today. The actor will be seen in the role of Vibhooti in the film.

RAMESH TAURANI ON DIGITAL RELEASE OF BHOOT POLICE

In an interview with ETimes earlier, producer Ramesh Taurani had spoken about the digital release of Bhoot Police. The filmmaker had said that he doesn’t see theatres opening before November 2021, and he had no other option but going for a digital release for Bhoot Police. He had said, “I had no option. I don’t see the theatres opening before November 2021, and that too at 50 per cent capacity. The way things are going, it’s still going to take a lot of time to go back to old times.

Taurani also added that none of the actors have any objection to releasing the film on an OTT platform. Taurani had said, “Look, I was supposed to release Bhoot Police in September 2021. I felt that it would be better in the present scenario if I stick to my original month. So yes, Bhoot Police will be released on OTT mostly in September, or October.”

REASON BEHIND BHOOT POLICE’S DIGITAL RELEASE

Ramesh Taurani has a good reason to release Bhoot Police on a digital platform rather than waiting for the theatres to open to their full capacity. The filmmaker had said, “I have got a good deal. I do not discuss money in the public domain but I can tell you that I have not been shortchanged.”

ABOUT BHOOT POLICE

Bhoot Police is directed by Pavan Kirpalani, who has earlier directed films like Ragini MMS, Darr @The Mall and Phobia. The shooting of the film began in Himachal Pradesh in the first week of November 2020. For the next schedule, the actors flew down to Jaisalmer. The makers have been tight-lipped about the characters the actors are playing in the film. Bhoot Police marks Saif Ali Khan’s first collaboration with Arjun Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Earlier, the film was scheduled to release in theatres on September 10.

Vicky Kaushal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Raman Raghav 2.0 is a masterpiece. On Throwback Thursday

Released on June 24, 2016, Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 completed five years of release today. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles.

After debuting as a naive and innocent boy in Masaan in 2015, Vicky Kaushal was seen in the role of a psychopathic druggie cop Raghavan in the 2016 film Raman Raghav 2.0. But it was not just Vicky who impressed the audience with his impeccable acting talent. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was equally brilliant as Ramanna, a psychotic killer. These two together completed Raman and Raghav and thus Anurag Kashyap was able to make Raman Raghav 2.0 a reality. Based on the infamous serial killer Psycho Raman from the 1960s Mumbai, the film traces the life of a fictional psychotic killer Ramanna (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who is inspired by Raghavan.

Released on June 24, 2016, Raman Raghav 2.0 turns five today. On Throwback Thursday this week, we dissect the film and find out what makes it a masterpiece.
IMPECCABLE STORYTELLING

People who have not seen Raman Raghav 2.0 might mistake it for a film inspired by the murders of the serial killer Raman. But it’s not what you think. “This film is NOT about him,” it clearly said in the disclaimer right at the beginning. The film is about Ramanna and Raghavan, who are both psychos in their own ways. While Ramanna is aware of his eccentricities and calls himself Sindhi Dalwai, another name of the popular serial killer of 60s, Raghavan doesn’t know how big a devil he is. But Ramanna finds a partner in Raghavan. Just at the right time, Ramanna says of Raghavan, “Apni mukti aurat mein dhoondh raha hai (He is looking for his redemption in a woman),” implying quite kinkily that it is he who is his salvation.

Anurag Kashyap used his mastery as a marvellous storyteller and presented this dark film in the most palatable way. While Raman Raghav 2.0 is no Bollywood-style revenge drama, and is just pure sadism, not for a single moment do you see actual violence happening on screen. One doesn’t see anyone killing. It is all in your head and that’s what scares you the most – your own capacity to imagine evil. Anurag and Vasan Bala make no attempts to justify the behaviours of the lead characters, which makes it even more beautiful as a film. There were several moments where the director could easily resort to certain devices popular in the genre: the ominous sound of a metal pipe being dragged over a hard surface, for instance. Yet, none of them is used in a cliched, predictable fashion. Anurag is inspired by one of his favourite filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino, and uses his style to present the film in eight chapters – Locked Man, The Sister, The Policeman, The Hunter, The Hunted, The Son, The Fallen and Soulmates.

The characters are built into tall shadows that frighten the audience severely. How gory can the characters be, you ask? “Maara iss liye kyuki maarna tha. Ek dum naturally” – this one sentence defines Raman Raghav 2.0’s Ramanna, and gives a peek into the mind of a serial killer. Through Ramanna, you also get one of the best observations of our society. He says, “Sabko kisi na kisi ko maarna hota hai. Koi dange ki aad mein apni bhadas nikalta hai toh koi wardi ki aad mein toh koi Syria jaa ke. Main logo ko maarta hoon kyunki mujhe maarna hai. Mujhe isi mein mazaa aata hai.” And it leaves you to introspect and see which devil you carry in yourself.

Jagame Thandiram Movie Review: Weak Script, Careless Editing Make Dhanush-starrer a Bore

Kartik Subbaraj’s Jagame Thandiram, starring Dhanush sets itself a lofty goal, but begins to limp in the first few minutes due to its weak script.

Jagame Thandiram

Director: Karthik Subbaraj

Cast: Dhanush, Aishwarya Lekshmi, James Cosmo

Tamil cinema still, in this day and age, believes that a film must pack into its runtime every aspect of life and living or just about. Director Karthik Subbaraj’s almost three-hour long gangster adventure mostly set in London, Jagame Thandhiram, just does this, giving us a taste of dances, fights with bullets narrowly missing one’s ears and the radical side of British politics. Yes, you heard me right, with some of that country’s leaders trying to stop immigration of especially brown and Black people – with special reference to Sri Lankan Tamils — and deport them.
Immigration may be a pressing issue in countries across continents, but that a young man from Madurai – who runs a “parotta” eatery by the day turning into a sickle-weaving thug after sunset — should pop into London to “sort” things out appears farfetched, even with our thinking hats off. And this young man is none other than Suruli, played by Dhanush (who is increasingly copying father-in-law Rajinikanth’s mannerisms), a small-time gangster from Madurai.

With his marriage being called off at the eleventh hour, Suruli becomes an even bigger desperado willing to place his neck on the block, and flies to London.. While Suruli is turning the city into a bloody mess, I began to wonder what the heck Scotland Yard was doing! Come on, England is not the badlands somewhere in Africa or closer home. But with blazing guns and whizzing bullets, Suruli vanquishes the foes, taking on dozens of men singlehandedly to emerge supreme. This is imagination gone berserk.

Penned by Subbaraj, the movie is just a one line plot: Suruli is hired by racist British mobster, Peter (James Cosmos), in faraway Madurai to kill his rival, Sivadoss (Joju George), a Sri Lankan Tamil. Suruli’s girlfriend, Attila (Aishwarya Lekshmi), is at best a flower-vase on the mantlepiece, but she does turn him into a Sri Lankan Tamil sympathiser, and it takes just one weepy story from her to convert our man.

The film sets itself a lofty goal, but begins to limp in the first few minutes. Scripted shabbily and edited with little care, it fails to invest in this theme. Instead, it goes all out to make a hero out of Dhanush, who has been coming up with the same, jaded performance for a long time. He probably has potential, but would need a good and imaginative director to get him out of his comfort zone. And, the kind of bloody violence that Subbaraj dishes out can be difficult to stomach, and his tendency to be another Quentin Tarantino is a pointless exercise.

Akshay Kumar reveals Bell Bottom release date is July 27, film to hit theatres worldwide

Akshay Kumar’s much awaited film, Bell Bottom, will release in theatres worldwide on July 27.

Big news for fans of Akshay Kumar. The much-awaited film, Bell Bottom will release worldwide on July 27. Akshay took to social media to announce the same. Sharing a short teaser of Bell Bottom, Akshay Kumar announced that the film will release in theatres and that the wait is finally over.
AKSHAY KUMAR’S BELL BOTTOM TO RELEASE ON JULY 27

Akshay shared a short teaser of Bell Bottom to announce the release date of the film. Sharing the news, Akshay wrote, “I know you have patiently waited for the release of #Bellbottom. Couldn’t be happier to finally announce the release of our film. Arriving on the big screens worldwide #BellBottomOn27July (sic).

This piece of news isn’t just a happy one for Akshay Kumar fans, but also for the trade business, which has been affected due to the closure of cinema halls owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Pointing out the same, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Release date announcement of #BellBottom is sweet music to the ears of the exhibition fraternity, in particular Clearly highlights the confidence #AkshayKumar and #BellBottom producers have in the theatrical biz Await more theatrical release announcements in coming days (sic)!

AKSHAY REACTS TO FEE REDUCTION NEWS

Yesterday, June 14, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to put an end to reports that stated that he has reduced his fee for the upcoming film Bell Bottom. Reportedly, Akshay had reduced his fee by Rs 30 crore after producer Vashu Bhagnani requested him to do so. Akshay shared the news article that claimed that he has reduced his fee and wrote, “What waking up to FAKE Scoops feels like!,” with eye-rolling emojis.

The news article claimed that Akshay gave Vashu Bhagnani a discount as the two are friends. The article also stated that Vashu asked Akshay to reduce the fee as the film’s release date has been deferred twice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It is interesting that within a day, Akshay Kumar chose to make the announcement of Bell Bottom release.

ABOUT BELL BOTTOM

Apart from Akshay, Bell Bottom also stars Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta. Bell Bottom is a spy thriller set in the 80s and is based on the plane hijacks that took India by storm back then. While Akshay plays a RAW agent while Lara Dutta essays the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was in power at that time. Vaani Kapoor plays Khiladi Kumar’s wife in the film.

Shaadisthan Movie Review: Memorable Performances Make It Relevant and Meaningful

Shaadisthan, starring Kirti Kulhari, is refreshing storytelling powerfully backed by sensitive and memorable performances from the lead cast.

Shaadisthan

Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Rajan Modi

Director: Raj Singh Chaudhary

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a non-preachy, uncliched feminist story. Directed and co-written by Raj Singh Chaudhary, Shaadisthan is a moving drama about women breathing under patriarchy.

The film follows a conservative couple Sanjay (Rajan Modi) and Kamla Sharma (Nivedita Bhattacharya) from a small town of Rajasthan and their teenage daughter Arshi (Medha Shankar) who are forced to travel with four young, rebel musicians Freddie (Apurva Dogra), Jigme (Shenpenn Khymsar), Imaad (Ajay Jayanthi), and Sasha (Kirti Kulhari) to Ajmer for a family wedding.

As their contrasting ideologies collide inside a camper van, they reluctantly begin to share parts of their ordinarily segregated lives. In Sasha’s world, women can do whatever the hell they want to do. And for Sasha, that means a songwriter, a musician and a free spirit. On the other hand, Arshi is not even allowed to speak and verging on the breakdown, thanks to her father who is planning to marry her off as soon as she turns 18.

Chaudhary’s Shaadisthan is also about the roles of stay-at-home mothers from small towns of India. Kamla has been ignored, her spirit broken. It’s a tribute to the realness of the film and Nivedita Bhattacharya’s earnest performance that you end up wondering: What kind of life did Kamla dream of, this generous woman who ended up with a regressive partner and no room to breathe? Nivedita beautifully depicts the fears, insecurities, and pain that women deprived of social and economic independence go through. She slips into the skin of Kamla’s character so well that you feel for her throughout the movie.

Kirti Kulhari’s filmography is full of female-led stories. Take Falak Ali in Pink, Inspector Dalbir Kaur Bagga in The Girl on the Train, Advocate Anjana Menon in Four More Shots Please and her most recent award-worthy performance in Criminal Justice. But when she strips off the makeup and is embraced into the hippie group of young men to embody Sasha, the actress really roars as a woman. A scene where she schools Sanjay for calling their music “shor (noise)” is easily one of the best moments in the film.

However, Sasha’s feminism often comes across as privileged. She is educated, financially independent who can afford to leave her family and travel anywhere and everywhere, but she doesn’t realise that it’s not easy for Kamla to fight the entrenched societal sexism and patriarchy the way she does. Kamla is a non-working middle-class woman who is constantly facing an existential threat wherein freedom could mean loss of security and protection that patriarchy offers. Sasha reeks of privilege and naivety of the real world outside her insulated bubble when she tells Kamla, “Women like us fight so that women like you don’t have to fight in their world.”

Medha channels a teenager’s vulnerabilities and simmering frustrations with utmost honesty and sincerity that acts as a catalyst for the family to address issues they’d rather leave unspoken. Besides, the men of Shaadisthan- Apurva, Shenpenn, and Ajay- deserve a special mention for delivering memorable performances. Their camaraderie with Kirti seems extremely natural and real. Rajan Modi brilliantly plays the strict patriarchal father who thankfully has a change of heart at the end.

Shaadisthan is refreshing storytelling powerfully backed by sensitive and memorable performances from the talented cast. PS: Its women look exhausted by the end, but also freed, open, honest- just as they should be.

Shaadisthan is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor’s Bhoot Police to get a digital release

Bhoot Police will skip a theatrical release and will premiere on an OTT platform. Producer Ramesh Taurani said that he has got a good deal.

Bhoot Police is the latest Bollywood film which is bearing the brunt of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The film’s producer Ramesh Taurani has confirmed that it will skip theatrical release and will premiere on an OTT platform. Bhoot Police stars Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandez.

BHOOT POLICE TO RELEASE ON OTT

In an interview with ETimes, Ramesh Taurani said that he doesn’t see theatres opening before November 2021 and he had no other option than going for a digital release for Bhoot Police. He said, “I had no option. I don’t see the theatres opening before November 2021, and that too at 50 per cent capacity. The way things are going, it’s still going to take a lot of time to go back to old times.”

Adding that none of the actors have any objection to releasing the film on an OTT platform and not waiting till the theatres open, Taurani said, “Look, I was supposed to release ‘Bhoot Police’ in September 2021. I felt that it would be better in the present scenario if I stick to my original month. So yes, Bhoot Police will be released on OTT mostly in September, or October.”

What is the reason behind releasing the film on an OTT platform? Taurani answered, “I have got a good deal. I do not discuss money in the public domain but I can tell you that I have not been shortchanged.” However, Taurani clarified that theatres will remain his first choice, from his next venture itself. He said, “Viewing a movie in a theatre is an unparalleled experience.

ABOUT BHOOT POLICE

Bhoot Police is being directed by Pavan Kirpalani, who has earlier directed films like Ragini MMS, Darr @The Mall and Phobia. The shooting of the film began in Himachal Pradesh in the first week of November 2020. For the next schedule, the actors flew down to Jaisalmer. The film boasts of an ensemble cast, consisting Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jaaved Jaaferi, among others. The makers have been tight-lipped about the characters these actors are playing in the film. Bhoot Police marks Saif Ali Khan’s first collaboration with Arjun Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Earlier, the film was scheduled to release in theatres on September 10.

While the makers have yet not announced on which platform Bhoot Police will be released, news reports claim that it will premiere on Disney+Hotstar.

Parineeti Chopra thanks fans for loving Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, shares happy pic

Parineeti Chopra shared a note of gratitude on Instagram. The actress thanked the critics as well as the audience for loving her performances in the three films – Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train.

Parineeti Chopra took to Instagram to share a happy picture. She dedicated the post to the audience, fans and the critics who appreciated her performances in the last three films – Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train. All these movies are now available on different OTT platforms.

PARINEETI CHOPRA THANKS THE AUDIENCE FOR LOVING HER FILMS

Parineeti Chopra shared a picture on Instagram in which she can be seen lying on a bed of grass with beautiful little flowers on one side. She is in a very happy mood and you can tell that by taking a look at the picture. In her note of gratitude, Parineeti wrote that the old days are back again. “Thankful. Happy. Blessed. The industry and fans have given me unconditional love and appreciation for SandeepAurPinkyFaraar TheGirlOnTheTrain Saina. Old days are back again. Thankyou reviewers, thankyou audiences (sic),” she captioned the photo.

PARINEETI CHOPRA’S RECENTLY RELEASED FILMS

Parineeti Chopra had three back-to-back releases this year. The Girl On The Train released in February 2021. Parineeti played the role of an alcoholic divorcee in the film. The Girl On The Train is the Hindi adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel of the same name. The film is available on Netflix.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, also starring Arjun Kapoor, released in March 2021. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the film initially released in the theaters. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Saina is based on the life of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. Parineeti Chopra was lauded for her performance in the film. Though the film released in the theatres initially, it failed to perform well at the box office due to the restrictions imposed in some states owing to the rise in the number of Covid cases. Saina is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

Parineeti Chopra thanks fans for loving Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, shares happy pic

Parineeti Chopra shared a note of gratitude on Instagram. The actress thanked the critics as well as the audience for loving her performances in the three films – Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train.

Parineeti Chopra took to Instagram to share a happy picture. She dedicated the post to the audience, fans and the critics who appreciated her performances in the last three films – Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train. All these movies are now available on different OTT platforms.
PARINEETI CHOPRA THANKS THE AUDIENCE FOR LOVING HER FILMS

Parineeti Chopra shared a picture on Instagram in which she can be seen lying on a bed of grass with beautiful little flowers on one side. She is in a very happy mood and you can tell that by taking a look at the picture. In her note of gratitude, Parineeti wrote that the old days are back again. “Thankful. Happy. Blessed. The industry and fans have given me unconditional love and appreciation for #SandeepAurPinkyFaraar #TheGirlOnTheTrain #Saina. Old days are back again. Thankyou reviewers, thankyou audiences (sic),” she captioned the photo.

PARINEETI CHOPRA’S RECENTLY RELEASED FILMS

Parineeti Chopra had three back-to-back releases this year. The Girl On The Train released in February 2021. Parineeti played the role of an alcoholic divorcee in the film. The Girl On The Train is the Hindi adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel of the same name. The film is available on Netflix.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, also starring Arjun Kapoor, released in March 2021. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the film initially released in the theaters. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Saina is based on the life of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. Parineeti Chopra was lauded for her performance in the film. Though the film released in the theatres initially, it failed to perform well at the box office due to the restrictions imposed in some states owing to the rise in the number of Covid cases. Saina is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

Akshay Kumar addresses Sooryavanshi, Bell Bottom release date rumours

Akshay Kumar addressed rumours about his films Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom releasing on Independence Day in an official statement. The actor called them ‘purely speculative’.

Akshay Kumar released an official statement to provide clarification on rumours that his upcoming films Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom would release on Independence Day. The films were slated for a theatrical release, but were postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

AKSHAY KUMAR ADDRESSES REPORTS OF INDEPENDENCE DAY RELEASE OF HIS FILMS

Akshay Kumar clarified that the release dates of Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom haven’t been finalised. He also thanked fans for their love and excitement for his movies. Akshay stated, “I’m humbled at the excitement and eagerness of my fans regarding the release of Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom, and want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for all their love. However, at this point, it is purely speculative to say that both films will release on Independence Day. The producers of both films are working out the release dates and will make announcements at the right time.”

ABOUT SOORYAVANSHI

Sooryavanshi is the fourth film in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe that began with Singham in 2011. After Singham and Singham Returns, Ranveer Singh featured in Simmba. Now, Akshay is coming with Sooryavanshi, which stars Katrina Kaif in the lead role. Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn have cameo roles in the film.

ABOUT BELL BOTTOM

Bell Bottom is based on the plane hijacks that took India by a storm in the early 1980s. The spy thriller also stars Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta and Vaani Kapoor. Akshay plays a who will unravel the conspiracy theory behind the series of incidents. Lara Dutta essays the role of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was in power at that time, whereas Vaani Kapoor plays Akshay’s wife in the film. Directed by Ranjit Tiwari, Bell Bottom is co-produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani.