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  1. Actress Saba Qamar (left) and Sarmad Khoosat. Photo: InstagramIt is known news that Sarmad Khoosat is going to release two films in the coming months. One is called Zindagi Tamasha that was recently screened at the Busan International Film Festival...
  2. While the hype of The Irishman hasn?t settled, rumours have been confirmed that Martin Scorsese is planning for another masterpiece, starring Robert Di Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, loosely based upon the non-fiction 'Killers of the Flower Moon',...
  3. Taylor Swift in love with the 'weirdness' of her upcoming film 'Cats'Taylor Swift is riding high with her singing career but it looks like the vocal powerhouse is getting ready to make waves with her acting prowess in the film Cats as well. Taylor...
  4. Vidya Balanâs Kahaani became a massive hit, courtesy her brilliant character, a gripping story line and of course great direction work. One particular thing that stood out in the movie was the character of the innocent, naïve looking LIC agent Bob Biswas who is a cold blooded murderer in reality. Played effortlessly by actor Saswata Chatterjee, Bobâs character stayed on with the audience long after the movie was over and the credits rolled out. Turns out that the craze of Bob Biswas has gripped the makers as much as the audience and now after years since the movie released, it has been announced by none other than SRK that Bob Biswas is all set to have his own spin-off movie now. The movie is being produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and while the news of this movie is exciting to us, sadly, Saswata is not going to reprise the role, ironically made famous by him. Actor AbPhoto: © YouTube (Main Image)hishek Bachchan is going to step in his shoes now. Nomoshkar! ðð»ð Thrilled to announce our upcoming film, #BobBiswas in association with Bound Script Production; starring @juniorbachchan and directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. @gaurikhan @iamsrk @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma pic.twitter.com/CoQLlfE55X â Red Chillies Entertainment (@RedChilliesEnt) November 25, 2019 This piece of information has not made all Bob fans happy. I honestly feel bad for #SaswataChatterjee upon hearing the news of #BobBiswas getting its own spin off! A character, with such limited screen time had such a lasting impact with audiences as the antagonist. I guess itâs the sad reality of pitching a scalable film! pic.twitter.com/qMo21PL8RX â ANMOL JAMWAL (@jammypants4) November 25, 2019 @greatbong Abhishek Bachchan to portray #BobBiswas in upcoming movie. I think the character worked due to Saswata Chatterjee's brilliant acting. Don't think AB jr. can do even 10% justice to the cult villain. Your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/tOCcHLuguk â dorian (@stoicola) November 25, 2019 In fact, some fans are so upset with the makers and the general trend on Bollywood riding money on only A-listers, that people got #RIPBobBiswas trending. So the original actor who played the character so flawlessly is still alive? But then again it is Bollywood... R.I.P Saswata Chatterjee #RIPBobBiswas ð¶ #BobBiswas â Prsh Tmng (@PrshTmng) November 25, 2019 Star Kids and the Amount of unworthy Opportunities they get..ð¤·ââï¸ð¤·ââï¸ð¤·ââï¸ .. time to give up on cinema.. #BobBiswas #ShahRukhKhan #AbhishekBachchan pic.twitter.com/cxnzdOwGlQ â boozer (@boozer49103897) November 25, 2019 No doubt, Junior B is a wonderful actor and might even add his own take to this concept but one cannot help but feel bad for actor Saswata Chatterjee not getting the role made famous by him funnily. There has been no comment made by the actor yet, so we donât really know if heâs cool with what is happening or feels cheated, like most Bob fans feel at the moment. View the full article
  5. Abhishek Bachchan will play the lead role in Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming film Bob Wiswas.Based on the fictional character Bob from Vidya Balan?s 2012 release ,Bob Biswas will star Bachchan in the lead role.The Bollywood King used Instagram to...
  6. BRUSSELS: Feminist activists protested at cinemas in Brussels with condemnations of the latest film of director Roman Polanski, accused of rape, overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday.The French-Polish filmmaker pleaded guilty to unlawful *** with a...
  7. It's not everyday that you meet your idol and they end up recognising you and your talent. Rajkummar Rao's is one underdog story which is now an inspiration to millions of young talented individuals who are trying to make it to the big screen, struggling every day in the 'city of dreams' and maybe even trying to catch a glimpse of King Khan outside Mannat. Not long ago, Rajkummar, a self-proclaimed SRK fan himself, was doing the same. The actor worked his way up until his talent spoke for him. View this post on Instagram Filmy Ganon ke Rang, RaghuRukmini ke sang. #MadeInChina #IndiaKaJugaad @imouniroy A post shared by RajKummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:54am PDT He has often posted about his love for Shah Rukh Khan, impersonated him many times and even danced to his songs. So it was only natural for him to be bewildered and in awe of him when SRK recently bumped into him and funnily said 'Vicky Pleej' to Rajkummar. In case you're not aware, it is a famous dialogue from Rajkummar's movie Stree and went viral when the movie was released. View this post on Instagram Since childhood I've been saying his dialogues. What a wonderful feeling when he decides to say my dialogue this time. There's is no one like you @iamsrk sir. You've inspired me to become an actor. Biggest fan ever. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ #Stree A post shared by RajKummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Nov 9, 2019 at 8:41pm PST The funny chemistry between these two 'Raj' has got all their fans hooting to see them work together in a film now. Super amazing video, Rajkummar. You guys should get together for a movie. I even have a story! — Kulpreet Yadav (@Kulpreetyadav) November 10, 2019 While SRK is on a sabbatical from working in movies and was recently seen on David Letterman's show as his guest, Rajkummar is currently soaring high on the success of Made In China which was recently released. View the full article
  8. “Hum aapki khubsoorti ka raaz hai, aapke sarr ka permanent taj hai,” - yes, the narrator is talking about your hair and the very quirky voiceover by Vijay Raaz, in the beginning, sets the whole mood for Bala, and you are assured that what you have signed up for is not some half-baked dish. Amar Kaushik's new movie, which highlights the ordeal of a prematurely-balding young man, asserts on how our society is obsessed with one's appearance and almost neglects everything else, irrespective of how one is from the inside. Interestingly, the movie kills two birds with one stone as it's not only talking about the woes of a man who has lost his hair at the age of 25 but also targets the unhealthy obsession with fair skin, particularly for women. From attacking age-old, bizarre 'solutions' that help you make your hair grow back (like applying cow dung on your head!) to how fairness creams are being sold by luring darker-skinned people, the movie touches all aspects of our society's obsession with 'looking beautiful', without paying heed to the cost it comes at. © Maddock Films Ayushmann Khurrana, who we know by now has a knack of picking out-of-the-box scripts, shines bright once again in Bala. He is the perfect fit for a script like this, as his character is convincing and relatable. A man consumed by self-loathing and his continuous hair-loss makes him even more miserable and he desperately looks for a permanent solution to get back the perfect hair that he had in his childhood. How would you react if you were the hottest person in the school because of your hair and cut to the present, you are struggling to keep a lush mane on your head. It's pretty common knowledge that men are obsessed with their hair and premature balding is a subject which was neglected earlier but now, the movie is trying to create a healthy discussion around this matter © Maddock Films Khurrana adds a certain vulnerability to the character and makes a point to convey the message with some well-written dialogues in the movie. In the movie, Bala falls in love with a TikTok sensation Pari (Yami Gautam) who is only obsessed with looking good all the time (in a way, the movie also attacks the whole social media culture). Following a failed attempt to tell Pari the truth about his wig, the two get married and when Pari discovers the truth, her reaction is just epic. Truly, Yami has done a brilliant job and you will end up feeling mighty impressed by her work. © Maddock Films As I mentioned earlier, the movie has also dealt with how our society tends to look down upon darker-skinned women. In the movie, it's through Bhumi Pednekar's character, Latika that the director touches upon this much-talked-about, but often neglected issue in our society. Bhumi doesn't believe in outer beauty but focuses on the idea of accepting the real you. But somewhere, I feel the movie had more potential in terms of showing the predicaments faced by the dark-skinned people in our country. Well, I cannot really complain here since the movie is about premature balding and still, they have tried to incorporate this issue. The movie boldly attacks the idea of using fairness creams that promote the concept of fairness being equivalent to being beautiful. © Maddock Films All the three leads have given their messages loud and clear but it's always the supporting cast that helps the lead actors shine. In Bala, we have an ensemble cast that includes Saurabh Shukla, Abhishek Banerjee, Seema Pahwa, and Javed Jaffrey. They help in bringing the extra laughs and have given justice to their roles and somewhere, without them, the movie wouldn't have been this interesting. © Maddock Films Now, moving to technicalities, the movie's music and score blends perfectly well and glides smoothly with the narrative of the movie. It has been shot pretty well and there are no such bumpy rides in the film. To sum it up, Bala is a light-hearted comedy that hits the bullseye with the message being loud and clear, which is to accept the real you and overcome the fear of body shaming. Takla, Nata, Mota, Patla, Gora, Kala are just tags and they don't define the real you. Bala is a must-watch indeed and I strongly recommend you to check it out at the earliest. View the full article
  9. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was showered with praises by the audience for his incredible performance in Netflix's original series Sacred Games. And now, he will be honoured with the Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the 30th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) for his stellar performance, on the 23rd of November. Besides accepting the award, he will also be holding an interactive session at the film festival. The actor was also honoured with the Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival for excellence in cinema in the International market, a while ago. View this post on Instagram Congratulations #DameJudiDench on receiving the Lifetime Achievement award, Thank You Mr. @mick.antoniw the Counsel General of Wales UK & “Cardiff International Film Festival “ for bestowing me with the prestigious Golden Dragon Award. A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Oct 29, 2019 at 2:36am PDT On the work front, Nawazuddin will be next seen in Motichoor Chaknachoor which is set to hit the theatres on 15th November. The film is a wedding comedy, also starring Athiya Shetty in the lead role. The plot revolves around a 36-year old man who is unable to find a suitable wife for himself. View this post on Instagram Happiest Birthday to the Crazy Kudi @athiyashetty May your life be as sweet as Motichoor ððð A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Nov 5, 2019 at 5:07am PST According to PTI, he has also wrapped up shooting for his other upcoming film Bole Chudiyan. “The film challenges the stereotype of a Bollywood hero, who should be tall and handsome. My love for romantic-comedies began very early on. For the first time, I am doing something in this space. It has been a desire to do something like this. I have always felt that I am cut for romantic roles, others may not have felt it,” Siddiqui said. Well, congratulations Nawazuddin for the award, you deserve it. View the full article
  10. There isn't a doubt that Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most loved celebrities in India and also, across the globe. The Badshah of Bollywood's birthday was celebrated all across the globe. Burj Khalifa was also lit up with a special message for Shah Rukh on his birthday yesterday. Meanwhile, the whole Bollywood wished SRK for his special day, from Karan Johar to Ayushmann Khurrana, Madhuri Dixit, Kartik Aaryan, Bomana Irani and many others. However, here's how SRK's neighbour and a colleague took to Instagram to share a warm birthday wish for Shah Rukh Khan in the cutest possible way. Have a look- View this post on Instagram Happy bday khan Saab. . Hamare industry ka king khan @iamsrk A post shared by Chulbul Pandey (@beingsalmankhan) on Nov 2, 2019 at 12:38pm PDT He shared a video where Salman Khan along with Sonakshi Sinha, Sohail Khan, Aayush Sharma, Maniesh Paul, Jacqueline and Warina Hussain sang 'happy birthday' song for SRK. Towards the end of the video, you can hear Salman Khan saying, "Abe tujhe phone kiya tha... phone toh utha leta mera..." on which Sonakshi says, 'Very bad... very bad..." Shah Rukh Khan and Salman have worked on many films together in Bollywood and were last seen together in 'Zero' where Salman made a special appearance for a song in the film. But we as an audience have enjoyed them both in iconic films like Karan Arjun, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and many more. View the full article
  11. After his first short movie Mehsoos won the Silver Film of the Year award at Asia's largest filmmaking challenge, India Film Project 2019, Chand Mohammad spoke to MensXP about the film and shared some tips on short filmmaking. Chand has also edited and written the movie along with writer Saad Khan. The movie features Deepak Kalra in the lead role. © Instagram/Chand Mohammad Mehsoos shows us how even when you are at your lowest point, your loved ones will be by your side. “I was brainstorming ideas with my writer when he suggested to me the idea of Mehsoos which was about a person who wanted to travel and wander freely but couldn't because of his paralytic condition," explains Mohammad on how the idea struck him. But before we get into the nuances of making the film, here are 10 tips he had for all you aspiring filmmakers: 1 Keep a few ideas handy and ready which you know might just be perfect to shoot in the time frame you have. 2. Brainstorm for at least a couple of hours with your team because writing a fresh concept is the most important part of the film. 3. Write a story - be clear about what you want from your actors and what kind of location you're going to use. And have the script ready the next morning. 4. Share your script with your music director so that he/she can start working on it and in the meanwhile, you can start with shooting your movie as the whole packaging is pretty important. 5. Share your concept for visualization with your DOP and the actors as well. 6. Start shooting first thing in the morning. Try to complete your shoot as soon as possible. 7. Don't shoot in a hurry as it will affect your end product. Ensure that your filming is restricted to under 30 hours, so that you have the necessary time to edit perfectly. 8. Before editing, take a quick nap of around four hours to calm your head. If you're both the director and editor, you know what you're going to make, but if someone else is editing your film make sure the person is crystal clear about your vision or it will take time. 9. Try to complete the first cut as soon as possible and make sure the background score fits perfectly. If there are any changes, try to incorporate them in the first cut itself. 10. Make the graphics simultaneously while editing. The flow of the film is very important and you don't want your audience to skip anything at any time. So make sure your short film is intriguing enough to watch. © Instagram/Chand Mohammad Coming back to the filmmaker, Chand belongs to the small town Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar (UP). He started his career as a video editor and cinematographer in Delhi, before moving to Mumbai to work as a video producer and eventually a creative video producer. © Instagram/Chand Mohammad We all know how making a film is no cakewalk and elaborating on his challenges, Chand says, "I think keeping everyone on the same page on every process of the film was the biggest challenge because, on sets, everyone was confused about the idea as we were not shooting in a particular order." But he stuck with his conviction, "I was the only who knew what we were making because writing to editing a film in a small time frame is very difficult. But, I am glad everything worked out.” In case you're wondering where to catch his short film, here's a link to it:
  12. Looks like, even after years of the Baahubali franchise making waves across the globe, the world can still not get enough of the magnum opus. This weekend was a very special time and marked a big milestone for the entertainment industry back home as SS Rajamouli's Baahubali:The Beginning became the only and the first ever non-English movie to be screened at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which is huge! Standing ovation at the @RoyalAlbertHall... ð¥ð¥ðð»ðð» HUGE applause to whoever came to #ReliveTheEpic.. Thank you LONDON... We will cherish this event forever... â¤ðð» Saahore @MMKeeravaani & the entire team of BAAHUBALI... ð¥âð»pic.twitter.com/HeZ1MmwA88 — Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) October 20, 2019 The movie also received a standing ovation and after the thunderous applause, it made its way to social media, where fans across the globe couldn't help but go crazy all over again. The name is @ssrajamouli! ð¥ Excited #Baahubali lovers from Japan who came to watch the show at the @RoyalAlbertHall had quite the fan moment with our director outside the hotel in London... pic.twitter.com/sxcRf7A9hT — Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) October 19, 2019 Immense pride for all of us ððð𥠗 Prabhas Crazy Girl ™ (@Pragathiprabhas) October 20, 2019 A night to remember! The music is still playing in my head this morning! ðI'm at aw of composer Keeravaani and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra! Just amazing! #Baahubali Films in Concert @royalalberthall — Kiran Gawali (@GawaliKiran) October 20, 2019 The screening was also attended by the ensemble cast along with the director himself. Post the screening, actors Prabhas, Anushka and Rana along with Rajamouli took over the stage to express gratitude and answer all the questions as well. View this post on Instagram TheMIGHT , TheMAJESTY, TheMAHISHMATI!! #BaahubaliTheBeginningLive #royalalberthall A post shared by Rana Daggubati (@ranadaggubati) on Oct 19, 2019 at 5:04pm PDT View this post on Instagram The best evening with the best people!! â¤ï¸ A post shared by Rana Daggubati (@ranadaggubati) on Oct 18, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT In case if you still haven't witnessed what all these hyper about, then you clearly are living under a rock my friend. This is a giant leap of recognition meant for the people and a movie which truly put India on the global map of entertainment and in a way in which even Bollywood could not achieve this standard. For now, all we can say is 'Jai Mahishmati'! and let's hope we get to see this magical team work together again soon.
  13. Back in 1966, Batman was a little... different. Back then, comics were primarily targeted at children - and instead of the gritty, dark tone set forth by Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film, we had catchphrases, silly moustache-twirling villains and dance routines. It also introduced us, however, to a brand new kind of movie villains that clearly lacked said facial hair - the seductive, slick and stealthy Catwoman, who was arguably played best by Julie Newmar. Today, nearly 53 years on, we've been introduced to the next actor to take on the whip and catsuit - Zoe Kravitz. Jason Momoa, her step-father, was pretty excited too. On a side note, it's pretty cool to know that Catwoman and Aquaman are related in real life. View this post on Instagram I'm so proud of u zozo bear. On and off screen OHANA. DC WB ohana Lola and Wolfies big sister is CAT WOMANððð Unbelievable so freaking stoked. Your going to have so much fun Aloha P bear A post shared by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Oct 14, 2019 at 6:21pm PDT With several action film credits - think Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: First Class and even Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - she's definitely got the chops to do some pretty fun scenes, and even has experience as voice-acting Catwoman in The Lego Batman Movie. Add in her work from Big Little Lies, and director Matt Reeves just might be able to pull off some truly exciting dialogue. However Whenever the Internet mentions Catwoman, there's a pretty decent chance that from the depths of 2004 mainstream movie culture, a film will be referenced. That film is Catwoman, where the titular character was played by none other than academy award winner, Halle Berry. Universally panned as her worst, and even the genre's worst film, it's become something of a meme - a globally recognised standard on how to screw up a superhero movie. We hope Zoe's listening, because I'm about to put down five of the horrible sins this movie committed - we hope she'll avoid in her stint as Selina Kyle. A Studio-Butchered Script The screenplay team had upto 12 writers working on the script at a time - several of whom claim that the movie single-handedly ended their careers. “As one of the credited writers of Catwoman,” said writer John Rogers in a 2018 tweet, “I believe I have the authority to say: it was a shit movie dumped by the studio at the end of a style cycle, and had zero cultural relevance either in front of or behind the camera. “ Rogers also claims that he was fired off the movie after writing the green light draft for raising his voice in meetings with studio executives whose ideas he considered 'very, very bad'. He says that he hasn't even watched the whole film once in 15 years, and skipped premiere night to film audition footage instead. Smart move, Rogers. The Worst Origin Story In Superhero Film History Now, let's not get ahead of ourselves - origin stories in comic books are pretty dumb across the board. Peter Parker's radioactive spider-bite was definitely an eyebrow-raiser, for example. Catwoman, however, took things way too far, in a scene that defies explanation even 15 years later. In the comics, the character undergoes a truly harrowing, dramatic arc that makes Batman's journey seem like a joyride. Raised by a suicidal mother and alcoholic father, she's thrust onto the streets as a child and becomes the skilled cat-burglar we all know and love. © DC Comics Halle Berry's character, however, gets… meowed back to life after drowning, by a bunch of CGI kitties. At least we know where that $100 million budget went, huh? The Worst Editing In Superhero Film History You can write a bad movie, drop in a bad premise and force a good actor into a terrible role, but no shitty movie is complete without the thing that ties all these soggy bits together - the editing. Take a look at this scene that ought to be played in film schools around the world, just to illustrate how NOT to edit a film. This nausea-inducing, cringefest of a scene was silly enough with the dialogue and awkward acting, but man oh man, did they really pick up the scissors for this one. Almost every cut is barely 2 seconds long, and it doesn't stop here - this jittery, disorienting trend stays throughout the film's action scenes as well. And no matter how great Halle Berry looks, it doesn't matter much once you're left convulsing on your bedroom floor. At Least Get The Name Right! Unusual for a critical rant, but this time I'm going to choose the licensing folks at Warner Bros. as the target of my rage. As a comic book purist, along with several others of you out there, I can pretty confidently state that while taking liberties with the source material can lead to great results (looking at you, Captain America). Unfortunately for Halle Berry, her Catwoman was so far-off from the source material that given a different superhero name, it probably wouldn't even qualify as a DC film. This becomes obvious right in the beginning - as the character isn't the tough-as-nails, street-thief badass we know as Selina Kyle, but a quiet, demure, patient graphic designer named… Patience Phillips. Seriously? The Worst Climax In Superhero Film History As the plot drags and CGI cat-jumps its way forward, we learn that scary-boss-lady Sharon Stone is about to fight to the death with Catwoman. Now, kick me if I'm wrong but pitting a supermodel against a superhero doesn't really make for a compelling climax scene. There's no tension at all over here - the entire scene is basically Halle Berry beating the crap out of Sharon Stone in a pantsuit, of all things. How this film made it to production and even raised over 80% of its budget is beyond me. All I can hope for is that Zoe's going to be a great Catwoman, especially since in the last 15 years, Hollywood has certainly proven that superhero movies can be excellent. Other than Suicide Squad, of course. (Note: I actually think the worst climax is from that *** scene in Zack Snyder's Watchmen. Hehe.)
  14. If you would ask me what I would like to do for the rest of my life, I would always answer with one word: Eat! via GIPHY If there is anything in the world that I love unconditionally, it is food. Is there anything better than eating your favourite food? Digging into that freshly prepared chicken curry, finished with some chopped coriander, or having your fingers turn yellow after eating that delightful fish curry? via GIPHY Or having a heavenly helping of dal with steamed rice? Or biting into the piece of that decadently gorgeous chocolate cake? via GIPHY Or a spoonful of that Biryani? via GIPHY Who can resist the smell of freshly fried garlic or not get enchanted by the sound of sizzling onions? (The answer is always a resounding “NO”) I mean, can there be any love more sincere than the love for food? If there has to be a unanimous entity for bringing people together, I don't think that can be accomplished by anything other than food. Food has an intrinsic quality, an all-pervasive nature: it serves as a mirror to culture, a part of the tradition, a bond for communities, an allegory for desires, an expression of love. I have hardly come across another entity as ubiquitous as food, its inherent diversity; how its excess can cause you discomfort and so can its dearth. How it trickles down to the most downtrodden parts of society but is also adulated in haute living. How it can be sensual, ignite passions, add spice to your life, and in turn, can also be a proponent of disgust or the start of a grotesque fiasco. Another facet which accompanies food and is crucial is its presentation, its ocular appeal. And as humans, who are visual by nature, our gastronomical desires are magnified tenfold when we see food on the big screen. via GIPHY Remember that Chocolate Cake from the movie “Matilda”? via GIPHY Film and food share a relationship of yore; movies celebrating food are shot gorgeously, are aesthetically pleasing while they tell stories of people like us, and how food influences us all. In these films, food drives the story forward, changes the protagonist's life. Movies also incorporate sound, which is an important aspect of food: be it cutting into it or its preparation, the clanging of utensils, the sizzle of a pan. Essentially, these movies provide the union of two of the senses: visual and aural, which is always an amazing combination. So, here are 16 delectably scrumptious movies that quite literally serve a piece of life (and make you raid your fridge in the middle of the night): 1. Julie and Julia (2009): Stuck in the rut of her bureaucratic dead-end job (Hello there!), Julie Powell decides (Amy Adams) to take on a project to relieve herself from the boredom of her uneventful life. The project: Cooking her way through Julia Child's enormous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in 365 days and blogging about it. Little does she know that this little venture of hers will change her life forever. Two stories, two women, bound by their mutual love for food. © Columbia Pictures Starring Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as the famous, celebrated cook, Julia Child, the movie explores the lives of the two women parallelly in two different eras: Julie, in 2002, as she starts her blog and cooks up all the 524 recipes, and Julia, in 1949, as she moves to Paris and finds her calling as a chef and collaborates on the now-famous cookbook which made her into a culinary icon. © Columbia Pictures Julie and Julia, directed by Nora Ephron, is one of the most heartwarming movies which celebrate food and its importance in life. It drives home the fact that inspiration can come in any form, you just need to believe in yourself. (If you wish, you can read my review on the movie here: USP: The food! The gorgeous, divine, decadent food! Especially the “Butter Monologue” and the “Boeuf Bourguignon”. via GIPHY via GIPHY Meryl Streep as Julia Child is a phenomenon; not only is the resemblance uncanny, she impersonates Julia Child's idiosyncrasies to the T, be it the trademark, out-of-breath, slightly tipsy voice or the quirky mannerisms. via GIPHY via GIPHY “Bon Appetit!” via GIPHY 2. Chef (2014): When Carl (Jon Favreau), a renowned chef of a famous restaurant in California decides to be more creative with his recipes, he is met with resistance from the restaurant owner, Riva (Dustin Hoffman). To make matters worse, he gets into a public altercation with a prestigious food critic, Ramsey Michel, after the latter writes a distasteful review of his food. © Aldamisa Entertainment Heartbroken, he quits the job and embarks on a journey of self-discovery through food; food that he actually loves and that fulfils his creative aspirations. Eventually, he opens a food truck while trying to mend his frail relationship with his estranged son, Percy (Emjay Anthony). Will he be successful? USP: The food scenes are aesthetically attractive, kudos to cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau. via GIPHY Jon Favreau's directorial prowess and love for food is apparent in the movie. via GIPHY 3. The Lunchbox (2012): In an attempt to add some zing into her unromantic marriage, Ila (Nimrit Kaur) turns to the most trusted entity of all: food. And in her quest to quite literally spice up her love life, she decides to send her inattentive husband, Rajiv, a lunch every day with the help of ever-dependable dabbawallas in Mumbai. But by a curious twist of fate, the dabba prepared for her husband lands on the table of Saajan Fernandes (Irfan Khan), an aged, lonely widower who works as an accountant. © UTV Motion Pictures Upon realizing her mistake, she sends in a letter with her next lunchbox elaborating on the predicament, which starts a correspondence that soon turns into a beautiful friendship, guided by letters and an erroneously delivered lunchbox containing delicious food. © UTV Motion Pictures USP: The movie encapsulates the beauty of human relations: how we can forge connections with people we have never met yet can completely relate to and understand. And it helps even more when food is involved in the equation! via GIPHY Again, the food! Especially, the Paneer Kofta which Ila makes as a thank you gesture. :D via GIPHY The superb performances by Irfan and Nimrit tug at your heart. And not to forget, Deshpande Auntie (who is not seen but only heard)! 4. Chocolat (2000): When free-spirited, single mother Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a quaint, quiet village in France with her daughter Anouk, her unconventional ways earn her the ire of the village folk, especially the staunchly conservative mayor, Comte de Reynaud. © Miramax Films Vianne, an expert chocolatier, opens up a small chocolate shop in the village, much to the displeasure of Reynaud who vehemently opposes her, publicly accusing her of bringing temptation into the lives of the people, especially during Lent. via GIPHY As the story progresses, Vianne's eponymous temptation, the aforementioned chocolate, brings about a change in the village and its inhabitants in varied ways. The plot thickens when Vianne's own desire comes in the form of Roux, a gypsy who wants more than her chocolate. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate! Duh! :P via GIPHY 5. Like Water for Chocolate (1992): A passionate Mexican movie, directed by Alfonso Arau and based on Laura Esquivel's novel, showcasing how food affects life, and how our emotions influence not only the food we cook but also the people we serve it to. With themes of magic realism, the movie focuses on the illicit relationship between Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and Pedro (Marco Leonardi). © Miramax Why illicit? Because as per family tradition, Tita, being the youngest of three daughters cannot marry and needs to live her life as a help to the other members, especially her mother, Mama Elena (Regina Torné). Resigned to her fate, Tita learns cooking under the tutelage of the chef, Nacha (Ada Carrasco), who teaches her the relationship between food and life. © Miramax Heartbreakingly, when Pedro comes to express his love for Tita, he is betrothed to her sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), in exchange as the tradition still stands. As her affair with Pedro intensifies, her feelings start to seep into the food she cooks, eventually becoming an outlet for her emotions, but also inadvertently manifesting itself the behaviour of the people around her. via GIPHY USP: There are two scenes: As she prepares the cake for Pedro's wedding, Tita weeps, and her tears fall into the batter which leads to an eventful dinner reception. When she uses roses gifted by Pedro to make a quail dinner with rose petal sauce, it leads to her family feeling inexorable carnal desire. via GIPHY 6. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989): Michael Gambon (Yes, Dumbledore!) stars in this vogueish black comedy/ crime drama as Alberta Spica (The Thief), an uncouth and repulsive gangster who, along with his band of thugs, has taken over the French restaurant “Le Hollandais” but calls himself an urbane gourmet. © Palace Pictures He terrorizes everyone in the restaurant, but the brunt of the terror is unleashed most on his sophisticated wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren/The Wife) and the head chef, Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer/The Cook) who despises Alberta but is unable to do anything about it. Drama ensues when Georgina finds herself lusting for a regular customer, Michael (The Lover/Alan Howard), who is a bookshop owner and reads while he eats. As her affair progresses, Alberta finds out and then makes life hell for the staff which helps Georgina with her lover. USP: The performances by the lead cast. The film uses food as an allegory for the voyeuristic attitude of Alberta and his pretentiousness. His supposed gourmet personality is a far cry from his real one, which he tries to hide like spices are used to mask uncooked food. Warning: You need a strong stomach for this! :P 7. I Am Love (2009): In this Italian film, Tilda Swinton stars as Emma, the Russian-born daughter-in-law of a wealthy, Milanese family, the Recchi's, who is trying to find herself, away from the glittery, Haute living her family expects her to lead. © Mikado Film As she ruminates over her predicament during a lavish family dinner, help comes in the form of young Antonio Bisceglia (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a celebrated chef who incites her dormant passion with the aid of food. Matters worsen when her son Edoardo Jr. clashes with the family regarding the set path for him as Emma finds herself drawn to Antonio. © Mikado Film USP: Tilda Swinton and the prawns. via GIPHY 8. Ratatouille (2007): What can I say about this delightful movie? Not only is it one of the best animated movies to have ever been made, but it also features delicious food! The wonderful comedy revolves around a rat, with a highly developed sense of smell and taste named Remy (Patton Oswalt) who aspires to become a chef. As luck would have it, he ends up in the kitchen of the restaurant of his recently deceased idol, chef Auguste Gusteau's (Brad Garett). © Walt Disney Pictures Once there, he manages to strike up a friendship with the garbage boy, Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano), helping him and guiding him in creating dishes and earn the appreciation of the new owner, Chef Skinner (Ian Holm). via GIPHY But soon, a secret is revealed that changes the course of the movie. Friendship, love, and food in one neat package! USP: The entire Anton Ego (the irascible food critic portrayed by Brad Bird) sequence and the ratatouille dish, confit byaldi! via GIPHY Never have I seen such a beautiful rendition of food in mainstream animated movies! (Not counting the stunning food shown in Anime :P) via GIPHY 9. Burnt (2015): Starring Bradley Cooper as a drug-addled former executive chef Adam Jones, the story revolves around his quest to put his life back on track and earn a third Michelin Star. © Shiny Penny Productions Adam is a brilliant but mercurial chef whose creativity is marred by his drug habit and unstable temper, which destroys his mentor's restaurant in Paris along with Adam's credibility. Adam realizes his self-destructive streak and goes on a self-imposed exile to New Orleans to gain perspective. He travels to London to pursue his dream of the Michelin Star, under the banner of his restaurateur friend, who grudgingly allows him to become a chef in his hotel. © Shiny Penny Productions His luck seemingly changes until ghosts from his past and his own mental stability conspire to take him down. USP: The food porn! via GIPHY 10. Big Night (1996): In this dramedy, two Italian brothers, Primo and Secondo, put out all strings for the 'Big Night' that will catapult their sinking authentic Italian restaurant, Paradise, to dizzying heights. © Timpano Production Primo, the perfectionist of the two, is annoyed and frustrated by the Americanized version of authentic Italian dishes, which he refuses to serve to customers, insisting on cooking only the true version, leading to him losing customers by the score. Secondo, the businessman of the duo, is more concerned with the running of the place and keeping it afloat than to retain cultural heritage. © Timpano Production With nowhere else to go, they try to strike out a deal with their nemesis, Pascal who owns a successful restaurant, who refuses to give them a loan. But, in an unlikely liberal gesture offers them to treat Louis Prima, a renowned American-Italian singer, to a meal at their restaurant who can change their fortune. Will they be successful? USP: The crowning glory has to be the timpano! via GIPHY Tony Shalhoub as Primo and Stanley Tucci as Secondo are delightful in their roles; the best part of the movie is any scene they are together! 11. 'The Trip' Trilogy (2010/2014/2017-): This BBC series which was made into a feature film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as themselves on a gastronomical journey through Northern England (in the first movie/series) commissioned by the Observer; their job is to visit different restaurants, try their food and review it. © BBC Worldwide When Steve's girlfriend refuses to go with him on the trip, he invites his frenemy, fellow actor/comedian Rob Brydon to accompany him on the journey. As they travel through England, locking horns with each other on everything. Guided by their egos, trying to outwit each other, while being clueless about fine dining, their animosity dissolves into a camaraderie which is fun to watch. © BBC Worldwide Be it their fight over who can do a better Michael Caine impression or which syllable should be pronounced first in kumquat, Rob and Steve meander across beautiful locales, eating decadent, delicious food. via GIPHY And it isn't over in England! They return to wander across Italy in the sequel with renewed vows to upstage each other. And if that wasn't enough, they are back to eat more and traipse around in broken Spanish in the next sequel, The Trip to Spain! © BBC Worldwide One of the best road trip movies ever! via GIPHY USP: The nearly pornographic shots of the food: The buttery scallops frying in the pan! Absolute bliss! The cheesy pasta in “The Trip to Italy”; divine! Not to forget, the Michael Caine impersonation by Rob Brydon is spot on! Rob and Steve' bromance, their will-they won't-they chemistry, their asinine fights, has to be one of the most hilarious parts of the movie, cementing them into iconic duo status. 12. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971): One of the most adored children's books of all time, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', was adapted to screen in 1973 in a movie written by Roald Dahl (who later disowned it), with Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka in a now-iconic role. © Paramount Pictures © Paramount Pictures And who can forget the Oompa Loompas? via GIPHY The story focuses on Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who finds himself the winner of a Golden Ticket giving him access to Willy Wonka's bizarre and unconventional Chocolate Factory along with four other children (and his whiner of a grandfather). via GIPHY The children, each with their unique personalities, are promised a lifetime supply of chocolate at the end of the trip. via GIPHY But will it be as easy as it looks? via GIPHY USP: Willy Wonka's legendary forward roll! via GIPHY The Chocolate Room: All you can eat candy! :D via GIPHY via GIPHY Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka is perfect, and no one has come close to his sweetly comical yet maniacal (and terrifying) portrayal of one of Roald Dahl's most notorious characters. © Paramount Pictures 13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005): While both iterations of this children's book capture the quirky Willy Wonka and Charlie's adventures inside the Chocolate factory superbly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is truer to the novel than its predecessor. © Warner Bros. Pictures Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, this movie has superior special/visual effects and a more whimsical setting, typical of Tim Burton's movies. © Warner Bros. Pictures The movie stands out in terms of character development, giving a backstory to Willy Wonka which serves a reason for his eccentric personality, something which wasn't quite clear in the 1971 movie. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate river! It truly looks edible (also because it is faux melted chocolate) and is much better than the 1971's dull version. It is visually more appealing. via GIPHY The squirrels breaking the nuts always cracks me up! Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka is superb; wacky and quirky (but still not close to Gene Wilder), with just a touch of authenticity. via GIPHY 14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009): Eccentric wannabe scientist Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is always working on a new project: spray-on shoes, hair un-balding serum, a monkey thought translator. But unfortunately for him, all his endeavours result in failure. via GIPHY When his new project, a machine that converts water into food, the FLDSMDFR, fails and inadvertently gets launched into space while wreaking havoc on the town, Flint decides to hang up his shoes. © Sony Pictures Animation As he miserably walks around as the social pariah, his machine makes a comeback in style: it starts raining cheeseburgers all over town. via GIPHY Flint then uses a communicator to let the machine cater to the epicurean needs of the residents of Chewandswallow. Overjoyed, the town people keep making requests until their greed and gluttony sets in. via GIPHY As a catastrophe seems to be imminent, Clint sets off with his new friends, Sam Sparks (Anna Farris), Officer Devereaux (Mr. T), Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny (Benjamin Bratt), and his BFF Steve the Monkey (Neil Patrick Harris), to end it. USP: The food storm! All the spaghetti and the meatballs, and the ICECREAM! Flint's father, Tim (James Caan), is the absolute best! via GIPHY 15. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994): In this Taiwanese comedy-drama, Mr Chu (Sihung Lung) is a widowed Chinese master chef with three unmarried daughters, who cooks up a dinner feast every Sunday for his daughters as a tradition. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company His independent daughters, with their ideas of the modern world and diverse dispositions, clash with their traditionalist father over the dinner table. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company As the struggle over the superiority of values continues, with generation gap running rampant, the daughters and Mr Chu realize that perhaps traditions and new ideas can mix well, just like food with unconventional ingredients. via GIPHY Directed by Ang Lee, the movie has a quiet grace about itself, its wisdom percolating in the viewer's mind through the brilliant story. USP: The food throughout the movie, especially the opening sequence. Mr Chu's passion for food and his dexterity in his craft is apparent in the scenes. via GIPHY The beautiful, intricate dumplings! via GIPHY 16. Waitress (2007): Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a down-on-her-luck waitress who creates ingenious pies with uncommon names. Stuck in an unhappy marriage, Jenna's world is further complicated when she finds out that she is pregnant with her abusive husband's child. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As Jenna struggles with the new revelation, her only comfort being the therapeutic pie making she indulges in, respite comes in the form of a pie baking contest with a $25,000 prize which can be the key to her happiness and freedom. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As she gears up for the competition, luck seems to have a different plan for her. via GIPHY USP: The pies and their creative names: The Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie, Baby Screaming Its Head Off In The Middle Of The Night And Ruining My Life Pie, Kick In The Pants Pie. via GIPHY As decadent as they sound! :P via GIPHY So, what are you waiting for? Watch these now! Let the foodie in you reign supreme! via GIPHY P.S.: Don't watch these on an empty stomach. :P
  15. The year was 2006. As I sat writing my final exams for Class VI, the following question appeared on the paper: “Music is a language that transcends all boundaries.” Elaborate. Already prepared for a question like this (having our ears drilled by our teacher to the same effect), I started scribbling out the well-worded answer I had slogged over during the last few days. At age 11, one can hardly fathom the depth of William Wordsworth's eloquent words to define a song he heard a maiden sing in a mellifluous voice in a language he didn't understand. Perhaps like Mr Wordsworth who couldn't decipher the song in 'The Solitary Reaper'', my 2006 version was also unable to grasp the complexity of music. Thirteen years later, I can say that I have understood the true meaning of the question. Music is everywhere, you just need to the heart to perceive it: Birds chirping, the din of the market, TV Shows, movies, the clanging of vessels, the rhythmic clinking of the clock, the soft thumping of one's heart. I found out that my favourite kind of music was the one you could forget yourself into, like the score of a movie; the ethereal orchestral symphony which transcends you to a place where you can start envisioning the music. You and music become one, the notes seem to materialize in front of you, heal you. The cacophony of the world is forgotten. There is a fascinating charm to these scores; they are not mere theme setters for the movie. Movie scores exemplify and elevate important moments of the protagonist's life; be it Batman putting on his suit for the first time, or Nina finally turning into the Black Swan, or Rose finding love with Jack, or Frodo defeating Gollum once and for all. So, especially for you, here is a list of 21 best movie scores of all time: 1. The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012): The fact that Hans Zimmer is a musical prodigy par excellence is no secret. And that his musical score for movies is heavenly is as trivial a detail as say: the Sun rises in the East. With Goth undertones, Mr Zimmer, along with James Newton Howard, makes Batman come alive in our minds with the intense score of the three movies, in this re-imagining of Batman as an anti-hero by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale. (The Holy Trinity of Films: Nolan, Bale, and Zimmer). © Syncopy/Legendary Pictures/ Patalex III Productions/Warner Bros. Pictures The music has been composed in such a way that it connects you to Batman like never before; music which embodies the conflict Bruce faces, the dilemma of Batman, and the choices he has to make. Listening to it echoes a tremendously powerful emotion within. © Syncopy/Legendary Pictures/ Patalex III Productions/Warner Bros. Pictures Be it “A Storm is Coming”, with its menacing, ominous tone. Or the eerie “Why So Serious?”. The powerful “Rise” which awakens a part of your soul. Not to forget “Bane's Chant”. Goosebumps! A score that will haunt you even after you have finished watching the movies. And that is the brilliance of Hans Zimmer. 2. Sense and Sensibility (1995): Other than being a marvellous movie in itself, this Emma Thompson-written masterpiece of Jane Austen's novel, directed by Ang Lee, boasting of an extremely talented ensemble cast has one of the most soulful scores of all time. Patrick Doyle's genius shines through the melodic symphony of the entire soundtrack, engaging the viewer (and listener) to relate to the struggles of the characters, be it Marianne's lost love (Miss Grey) or her coming of age (Weep You No More Sad/The Dreame ), or the anticipation of meeting her suitor (Mr Willoughby) or Elinor's strolls through the gardens with Edward (My Father's Favorite). © Columbia Pictures/ Mirage Enterprises Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score, there's no doubt that it deserves the praise it has got; the way it changes from a dreamy fancy to a mellow elegy, to a more serious rendition as the movie progresses is beautifully indescribable. With a classical base, the music transports you to the countryside of England, as Elinor and Marianne navigate the atrocities of the elite English social life. 3. Beetlejuice (1988): Weird, eerie and perfect for a goofy movie with eccentric characters. With Tim Burton as director, you know it is going to be a crazy joyride. Add to it the musical mastermind of Danny Elfman, and it is the best of both worlds. © The Geffen Company/ Warner Bros. Pictures Quirky, with a calypso vibe, which perfectly replicates the madness on screen, it will make you dance to its whimsical tune! 4. Titanic (1997): Because our 'hearts will go on' till eternity! Romance personified, James Cameron's magnum opus' score by legendary composer James Horner is the reason why 'Titanic' makes you believe in love. Based on soft strings, violins, and the piano, the score has an ethereal beauty. © Paramount Pictures/ 20th Century Fox/ Lightstorm Entertainment A beatific score which makes you feel that you are in heaven; be it the romantic “Rose” which plays when Jack sees Rose for the first time (and leitmotifs all throughout), the travel vibes from “Never An Absolution”, or the uplifting notes of “Southampton”. As the story moves forward, the score's feeling of astonishment and joy is punctuated by the dark “Death of the Titanic”, a sad dirge when the ship meets its perilous fate. My heart always breaks when the orchestra plays “Nearer My God to Thee” while the bandleader, Wallace Hartley, bravely keeps playing, all the while knowing what lies ahead. Not to mention “My Heart Will Go On” by Céline Dion which has been a love anthem since the movie released. 5. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003): Just one word: Marvelous! A truly fabulous score by music composer par brilliance, Howard Shore, who created a score so ingenious for all the three movies that it can hardly be compared to another. The music is fantasy personified; there are about about100 specially crafted leitmotifs which keep on changing in intonation and tempo. What is even more fascinating is that each theme corresponds to a particular culture of Middle-earth, just think about it! © New Line Cinema/ WingNut Films With over four years of conducting, writing, composing and orchestrating, this intricate, sweeping score is a labour of love; Shore's love child with music. Moreover, it is one of the greatest scores of all times with respect to its length, soloists, instrumentation, among other attributes. With its operatic sound and antiquated feeling, listening to the score is an indulgence in itself. Another enthralling thing about the score is its nuance: it doesn't just reflect the scene or doesn't only suggest the mood, it tells a story, narrates the drama underlying in the scene. If that isn't creative brilliance, I don't what is! 6. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961): If it wasn't famous enough for its iconic fashion, courtesy of Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly, the music is another feather in the cap of this beautiful, beautiful movie. © Jurow-Shepherd/ Paramount Pictures Henry Mancini's melodious score is a romantic extravagance which makes you fall in love with it the minute you hear it. My personal favourite has to be “Moon River” (with lyrics by Johnny Mercer), especially the one Audrey Hepburn croons while sitting on the balcony. The opening scene where an instrumental “Moon River” plays, makes you feel a strange mix of emotions as Holly steps out of a cab, with a coffee and a Danish. (All hail Blake Edwards!) Longingly looking at the necklace showcased on Tiffany's store window, lazily munching on the Danish, Holly Golightly signifies all of us contemplating over our desires. © Jurow-Shepherd/ Paramount Pictures 7. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977): Iconic! Who hasn't heard to this legendary score? A score which literally gives “a new hope”. © Lucasfilm/ 20th Century Fox George Lucas' masterpiece, scored by composer John Williams, is a movie which is synonymous with the sci-fi revolution in cinema. But its musical theme is just as fabulous as the movie; a sound which makes you fill with nostalgia and hope. 8. Gladiator (2000): Ridley Scott's classic movie has an extremely powerful score which makes you feel as though you have stepped into the action of the Colosseum in Rome. © Scott Free Productions/ Red Wagon Entertainment/ Universal Pictures/ DreamWorks Pictures Another one of Hans Zimmer's creations, with vocals by Lisa Gerrard, the music encapsulates Maximus' struggles. The music is laced with heroism, with the score expositing the valiant efforts of Maximus as he fights his way as a Gladiator in Ancient Rome. “Elysium” has a penetrating feeling; it touches your heart in an intensely personal way. 9. Lawrence of Arabia (1962): An epic movie starring Peter O'Toole, directed by David Lean, based on one of history's game-changers, T.E. Lawrence. The main theme has a mystical quality about it; a mixture of Arabian Night-esque music, Western vibes, and military music. Maurice Jarre's musical genius shines throughout the score. It makes you feel you have travelled into the sandy deserts of the Middle East; you can envision the dunes, the camels, the caravans. Essentially, it mirrors the plot of the movie: the conflict between the Ottoman Turks and nomadic Arabian tribes (guided by T.E. Lawrence) resulting in a guerilla war during World War I. © Horizon Pictures/ Columbia Pictures Not only is the music great to hear, with its loud booming quality, but it is also visually appealing, and falls perfectly in line with the scene on screen: the rolling motion of caravans at a leisurely pace, pulled by camels, along the desert. The underlying bass line only intensifies the effect. The tambourine music in parts of the repetitions of the score adds to the exotic Middle Eastern charm. 10. Back to the Future (1985): One of the most iconic time-travel centric sci-fi movies of all time, 'Back to the Future's' main theme echoes an adventurous, futuristic vibe. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, 'Back to the Future' is one of the most famous movies of the 80s, marking the second of multiple collaborations between Robert Zemeckis and Alan Silvestri (who would go on to become one of the most illustrious composers of the era). © Amblin Entertainment/ Universal Pictures The fanfare is perhaps the most recognized of movie themes; just the right amount of heroic and quirky! Also, the soundtrack has gems like “The Power of Love” (by Huey Lewis and the News) and “Johnny B. Goode” (by Chuck Berry), which are trendsetting songs in their own right! All aboard The DeLorean! 11. The Godfather (1972): Everything about 'The Godfather' is epic: the novel, the movies, and the music. Francis Ford Coppola's crowning glory was scored by Italian composer Nino Rota who is responsible for the legendary 'The Godfather Waltz'. © Alfran Productions/ Paramount Pictures Borrowing from his previously scored movie, 'Fortunella', Nino elevated the Italian feel of the music in 'The Godfather', capturing the misfortune of the characters thus invoking a tragic vibe in the score. 'The Godfather Waltz' and 'Love Theme from The Godfather' are a testament to the previous fact and to the ingenuity of Nino Rota's musical dexterity. 'The Pickup' captures the gangster theme of the movie with its bouncy, ominous feel. 12. Harry Potter (The First Three Movies) (2001-2004): Magical, mysterious and haunting. A trip down memory lane with this gem of a score, composed by John Williams. © Warner Bros. Pictures/ Heyday Films 'Hedwig's Theme' is always a tearjerker, with its plaintive notes emoting Harry's loneliness which slowly turns into a merry, elevating melody echoing Harry's entrée into the wizarding world. Will I cry when I hear it? Always. 13. Avengers: Endgame (2019): A fairly new movie on the list but kudos to Alan Silvestri's prowess as a composer who can wield magic with the conductor's baton (his personal Mjölnir, if you will), this movie's soundtrack has surpassed its predecessors while keeping the nostalgia intact. Sweeping, powerful and intense, the music sets the perfect tone for the finale of the Avengers franchise. Be it the war sequence, Captain America finally lifting the Mjölnir, the appearance of the heroes left behind (Portals), or the final Snap (The Real Hero), the score effortlessly manages to pull you in. © Marvel Studios/ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Whatever it Takes' touches you in ways you couldn't imagine, making you nostalgic about the sacrifices all the Avengers have made to reach here. My personal favourite is the jazzy 'It's Been A Long, Long Time' by Harry James (sung by Kitty Kallen) which plays as the movie comes to an end. Such a beautiful way to say goodbye! And such a satisfying visual to accompany it! 14. Requiem for a Dream (2000): A trippy movie with a hauntingly eerie soundtrack which makes you lose your mind (in a good way!). Darren Aronofsky's unconventional film about unfulfilled human desires is made more compelling by its theme, scored by Clint Mansell, ostentatiously using György Ligeti's “Lux Aeterna” in most parts. © Thousand Words/ Protozoa Pictures/ Artisan Entertainment The score is ominous, a bit tenebrous (a quality of Aronofsky's movies) and intentionally raw. The music plays an important role in the life of the characters, mirroring their cravings and addictions, and the extent they'll go for it. 15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Another groundbreaking sci-fi movie, directed by eccentric genius Stanley Kubrick who (in)famously scrapped all the music created by Alex North for the movie (without informing him), was scored entirely by classical music. © Stanley Kubrick Productions/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Stanley Kubrick decided to go with legendary classical pieces: Richard Strauss' poem 'Also Sprach Zarathustra', the waltz “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II, and “Lux Aeterna” by György Ligeti, which have since become synonymous with the movie in such a way that it is impossible to think about 2001 without “The Blue Danube” playing in your mind. His reason was that he wanted his movie to be more of an aural sensory experience, not reliant on dialogue or verbal cues, thus using grand, majestic, soulful compositions from the classical past of music. Needless to say, the peculiar decision did turn out well for the movie. 16. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982): John Williams scores (no pun intended) again with the music of this adorable movie directed by Steven Spielberg. It captures the essence of childhood: the innocence, the sense of wonder, the inquisitiveness in all of us at that age. It has an emotional feel to it which strikes a chord with the old and young alike, igniting long-forgotten memories. © Amblin Entertainment/ Universal Pictures The best part of the score has to be the flying bicycle(“Flying”)! Joy, amazement, and fun all rolled into the music. And the music for the farewell brings out tears. Every. Single. Time. “E. T. Phone Home!” More like, “E.T. Don't Phone Home!” 17. Gone With The Wind (1939): Scarlett O'Hara's trials and tribulations find their expression in the music of the movie. Scored by Max Steiner, one of the greatest of composers in the Golden Age of Cinema, the score is sufficiently heartbreaking while being majestic in its own right. © Loew's Inc./ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/ Selznick International Pictures The score is instrumental in charting out the character development; a distinguishing quality of Mr Steiner's work. They don't make them like that anymore! Because “frankly, my dear, they don't give a damn!” about music anymore. 18. Schindler's List (1993): Composed and conducted by John Williams (such a gifted treasure of a man), marking another collaboration with Steven Spielberg, Schindler List's score is a poignant experience. © Amblin Entertainment/ Universal Pictures Sad and melancholy, it voices the underlying distress and the terrible misfortune of Krakow. 19. Jurassic Park (1993): A score which has become tantamount to peak 90s and dinosaurs, composed by John Williams (again!), is a treat for the ears. © Amblin Entertainment/ Universal Pictures The score encapsulates the miracle of seeing something so unusual that you can't comprehend it through the main theme, then going to amazement and surprise in “Journey to the Island” and capturing the menace when the park turns rogue, with the rest of the score. 20. The Pink Panther (1963): Henry Mancini unleashes his musical genius in a funny way through “The Pink Panther” (another Blake Edwards masterpiece). © Mirisch Company/ United Artists The dubious, cartoony theme from the movie is perhaps as famous as the Taj Mahal and the most overused in movies which want to portray a comical investigation. The theme comprises a saxophone tenor which has over time become its most discerning quality. The score is funny, wacky and as quirky as the lead character, Jacques Clouseau (superbly played by Peter Sellers). The slapstick feel of the movie, the spry tone is effectively embodied by the score. 21. Goldfinger (1964): Do we really need an explanation for this? :P One of the most famous and iconic themes of all time. Shirley Bassey's vocals add to the drama to the music which has become synonymous with the spy thriller series, giving a nod to its sister theme. © Eon Productions/ United Artists 'Goldfinger', with its brassy, jazzy vibe, is one of the best pieces of music in the entire soundtrack of the James Bond movies. Mr Bond's suave sexiness is personified by the legendary theme. Thank you, John Barry! So, which is your favourite? Tell us in the comments!
  16. Earlier this year, Guneet Monga's 'Period. End of Sentence' created history (both for the world and India) by winning the Best Documentary Short Subject at the Oscars 2019, and now, it looks like the 92nd Academy Awards too will be pretty much owned by India as another short film, 'Kamali', has qualified for the Oscars 2020. In fact, 'Kamali' recently won praises and the Best Documentary award at the Atlanta Film Festival. 'Kamali' is based on the life of Suganthi, a single mother from Tamil Nadu and how she strives each day to raise her 9-year-old skateboarder daughter. Facebook According to a report in The News Minute, Kamali's mentor Aine Edwards said. "When Suganthi (Kamali's mother) sees her children, she reflects on her childhood and how she could not do the things she wished to do because of the society. Today, she wants Kamali to taste the freedom she did not have." Aine further added, "The crew came and shot the film over six weeks. After it was edited, they even sent it to the Mumbai International Short Film Festival in December 2018, where it won Best Director Award." Twitter When asked about the awards the short film has won so far, Kamali's mother said, "I think this award is the biggest achievement of my life, only after my children, of course." For those of you who didn't know, 9-year-old Kamali Moorthy is the only girl skateboarder from Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. She has reportedly, travelled across the country along with professional skateboarding teams to promote skateboarding as a sport. Kamali also dreams of becoming a professional surfer. The 24-minute short film, 'Kamali' is directed by Sasha Rainbow, a filmmaker from New Zealand. Let's hope that 'Kamali' wins an award at Oscars 2020 and makes sure that everyone across the globe knows how talented this little girl is and how her mother struggles each day to give her a better life.
  17. After months of creating hype and buzz around the film, Karan Johar's production 'Student Of The Year 2' has finally hit the screens across India today. Directed by Punit Malhotra, 'SOTY 2' had a lot riding on its shoulders, simply because its predecessor 'Student Of The Year' starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra had given the Hindi film industry three of its crowning jewels upon its release back in 2012. © Dharma Productions Yet, as per the latest Twitter reviews for 'SOTY 2', the audience seems less than thrilled by the movie. Apart from receiving criticism for its sorry storyline to the bad attempts at acting and poor song choices, people have shared their disappointment for extravagantly promoting actors who are not talented enough. © Dharma Productions What's more, people are no longer sure if the film is about a young romance or Tiger Shroff's preparation for representing India in the Olympics in the near future. Some have even gone so far as to claim that the film looks more like a Pro Kabaddi league than a love story. © Dharma Productions A wasted plot, half-baked dialogues and poor acting also remain recurrent complaints. Check out what people are saying about 'SOTY 2': Mindless storyline (honestly we had been expecting this since the trailer released). #SOTY2 is a trash mindless action ,sorry (so called youth oriented college flick) .@iTIGERSHROFF should enroll himself in acrobatic instead of films,#TaraSutaria stands out while #AnanyaPanday is cute , story is trash (old routine drama) with good cinematography. â­â­/5 (2/5) . — Rahul verma (@RahulVerma4860) May 9, 2019 Nepotism, much? Bollywood is on the verge of becoming trash.. It's sad to see that these are the privileged shitheads who're going to be the torchbearers of Hindi film industry which was once in the hands of so many talented Actors and Actresses..No talent All Trash #Bollywood#SOTY2 pic.twitter.com/cruCuR4Wz2 — Udit Pandey (@Udiiitpandey) May 6, 2019 We wouldn't be surprised. But, really? #SOTY2 after interval. 80% audience left the theater as they couldn't tolerate this. pic.twitter.com/8SvEZv8x9n — Abhi (@AbhiAkkian) May 10, 2019 People aren't thrilled by this movie. In the age of content driven movies, making movies like #SOTY2 is utter stupid decision. I hope this movie flops badly so that these trash making producers realize that time has changed now. — Razaul Mustafa (@rehan_here) May 9, 2019 Gareebo ka Rajinikanth, Tiger Shroff. #SOTY2 second-half is totally filled with pro kabbadi league finale where @iTIGERSHROFF kicks everyone's asses with shoulder ligament tear ðTiger is the new avenger for marvel phase 4. @Marvel_India @DharmaMovies #StudentOfTheYear2 — anubhav (@anubhavnair07) May 10, 2019 People can't really find the silver lining. #SOTY2Tomorrow , Just saw #SOTY2 , time pass movie no way near to part 1. Old story line , bad music and immature acting are highlights. Loose script takes the lead. Technically film was not a dharma movie. 2.5 stars â­ï¸ !!! Watch it if u have nothing to do this weekend :) pic.twitter.com/NnH89ucQV5 — Dr Ejaz Waris (@drejazwaris) May 9, 2019 Or 'Jackie Chan Adventures Reloaded' I don't know why they called the movie "Student of the Year Part 2" and not just simply "Karate Kid Part 3" #SOTY2 #studentoftheyear2 — Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) May 9, 2019 People are actually missing Karan Johar. Pre-interval review: Poor dialogue deliverable. Re-used the same songs of #SOTY. And the sad part is Tiger Shroff doesn't look like a student. Same MONOTONOUS story. I wish @karanjohar directed this movie. @SOTYOfficial #SOTY2 #SOTY2Review — Sourabh Das (@sourabhdas90) May 10, 2019 The nation wants to know, “acting kahan hain?” I feel that @iTIGERSHROFF has come to the wrong place he should do acrobatics or go in Olympic make some gold for India ...man he can't act.... #SOTY2 — Shah Jeelani (@ShahJeelani7) May 10, 2019 Ouch, that burns. #SOTY2 first half is so bad that makes Kalank a masterpiece pic.twitter.com/q7qYozebXc — Abhi (@AbhiAkkian) May 10, 2019 That must have hurt, Fardeen. #TigerShroff's acrobatics are so good that he can win a medal for India in Olympics. But his Acting is so bad that even he can give #FardeenKhan a run for his money. And the girls, the least said is better. Play loud music perhaps mannequin would start expressing. #SOTY2 — Jdip S. (@JdSubhashis) May 10, 2019
  18. "I will kill them with success and bury them with a smile" - That's how Mithila Palkar's character has been introduced in Netflix's upcoming original film 'Chopsticks'. The trailer has been dropped online and the content is quite fresh and yes, also engaging. So, the story is about a talented but insecure woman who takes help from an enigmatic con to get her stolen car back. The film also stars Abhay Deol, who is known for his unconventional choices. Not just Abhay, the film also has the powerhouse of talent, Vijay Raaz, on board. Mithila and Abhay teaming up for a film is surely a visual delight for a movie fanatic. Both are such actors who believe in putting out their best on the big screen. 'Chopsticks' has been shot in Mumbai and all the locations from Colaba to Virar have been covered. In an interview with Grazia, Mithila and Abhay spoke about their experiences shooting for the film in Mumbai. Abhay said the shooting process was effortless and everything went pretty smooth. He added that working with Mithila was fun as she is full of energy. Adding to it, Mithila said that they have tried capturing the essence of the city. If you have seen the trailer, you would agree with us on the fact that the fresh pairing of Mithila and Abhay does add to the chunkiness of the film. Here's the trailer: Did you like it? Let us know in the comments below.
  19. The whole world is going crazy over 'Avengers: Endgame', so much so that a fan landed in hospital for crying uncontrollably during the movie. Someone was beaten up outside a movie hall for giving away spoilers. Yup, that's right! That's the kind of impact the film has had on people across the globe. Marvel Studios Well, the movie has earned more than $1.2 billion in its first week, so you can expect nothing but the best. Looks like everyone wants to know how the remaining superheroes fight Thanos to 'avenge the fallen'. But, there's someone who isn't excited about 'Endgame' at all. In fact, she thinks it's one of the most boring films ever made. Instagram We are talking about columnist and novelist, Shobhaa De. BTW, she wrote 'End Game' instead of 'Endgame' while ranting about the movie. Calling it a multi-million dollar joke, she wrote, "Avengers: End Game. Should never have begun! A multi-million dollar joke on movie-goers. One of the most boring films ever made!" Avengers: End Game. Should never have begun! A multi-million dollar joke on movie-goers. One of the most boring films ever made! — Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) May 1, 2019 Twitter was clearly miffed with her review and brutally trolled her for calling 'Avengers: Endgame' a boring movie. Kabhi to kuch aisa bol do Jo aapko SOBHA DE. — Saurabh Sahyog (@saurabhsahyog) May 1, 2019 Had they provided free drinks to you at the screening, it would have been the Blockbuster of the Century/Decade/Year/Week for you, depending on the market price of the drink. — Neta Ji (@AapGhumaKeLeLo_) May 1, 2019 Aap ko THUGS OF HINDOSTAN achi lagi thi na ?ð — DR STRANGE (@lappi_luthra) May 1, 2019 Aap #kalank movie hi dekho... Endgame samajhna muskil h aapke liyeðð¤£ð¤£ — ANKIT RAJ (@i_ankitraj) May 1, 2019 Madam 'THIS' is called generation g a p . LOL — vikas verma (@baronaxe) May 1, 2019 That's what happen when u go to watch endgame directly without watching remaining 21 movies. — Supertramp (@Tahirpatel97) May 1, 2019 U r a DC fan for sure. Enddgame made 1.2 bn dollars in 5 days for a reason which u will never understand. — Riju R. (@RC_Riju) May 1, 2019 Please blame Modi ji for that too... ð𤣠— Amit (@amitdandona) May 1, 2019 Dont you realise that you are too old for it! — sudhir venugopal (@sudhir62) May 1, 2019 Oh my sweet summer child... What do you about great movies... You just stick to student of the year nonsense for the movies like avengers is not built for brains like yours... ð¤·‍âï¸ #stupidpeople — nikita_targaryen (@nikita_laipubam) May 1, 2019 Shobhaaaaaa de, app plz movie par review na de. U deserve to die by the hands of children of Thanos. Ugly moster. — Chandan sharma (@chandan07shrma) May 1, 2019 May be this is your first marvel film — Er.Sandeep Kumar (@Sandy__saga) May 1, 2019 It's the best movie ever made in human history.... Not your fault... You belong to ramgopal Verma ki Aag type movie — Pradeep Singhal (@singhal042) May 1, 2019
  20. Before the release of the final installment in the Avengers series, there were only two movies people were talking about - 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'. Now, everyone has just one thing on their minds - 'Avengers: Endgame'. Arka Media Works Thanos is the greatest supervillain ever, not just in the Marvel Universe but also in the lives of Bollywood filmmakers, as 'Avengers: Endgame' turned every desi movie to dust with its release. In fact, 'Avengers: Endgame' has entered the 100-crore club in its second day itself. Marvel Studios If a movie can land a Marvel fan in hospital, because she cried uncontrollably while watching it, you can only expect it to reach greater heights and break all the records. On its first day, the movie earned Rs 53.10 crore and became the biggest opener in India, beating the likes of 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'. On Saturday, it earned Rs 51.40 crore and cakewalked into the Rs 100 crore club in just two days, with Rs 104 crore. Marvel Studios Even before its release, the movie has been making every desi marvel fan go batshit crazy and its release has only made people lose their minds further. The Russo brothers' directorial released in 2845 screens in India in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu language, and the movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Brie Larson, among others.
  21. There's no need to bet on the fact that 'Avengers: Endgame' is surely one of the most anticipated films of the year 2019. Just two days are left for the release and the fans can't keep calm. If you have booked your tickets well in advance, then you're probably bubbling with anticipation over how the movie will turn out. There's a rush among fans to see the movie on the very first day and if you are a hardcore Marvel fan and you have not been able to book the ticket, we can totally understand your pain. It's common knowledge that the barometer of any film's success rate is the box office opening. The more the movie mints, the more it attracts the audience to watch it on the big screen. Interestingly, 'Avengers: Endgame' will wrap the storylines that have been shown in the last 21 films. It's the ultimate finale and that's why the craze. Since the box office is one of the biggest parameters of the success rate of a film, we got in touch with Trade and Film Expert, Girish Johar, to know the Day 1 prediction for Endgame. © Twitter/girishjohar "The craze for 'Avengers: Endgame' is unprecedented. It's not only in India but we can see it globally. In China, the midnight screenings broke the record of 'Fast and Furious' by three times and that's not really a small thing. It has crushed the previous records and the same is expected in India. Advance bookings have gone berserk and fans have gone crazy. I, honestly, expect mayhem at the box office. They have already cloaked in a million tickets in advance which is great. It will shatter the old box office records and new ones will be set with 'Avengers: Endgame'," Girish said. "The screenings are yet to be locked by today. I envisage around Rs 50 crores plus on Day 1 including all the languages. The screens are being increased by each passing day. The audience is hungry and wants to see it. Even after ticket pricing being high, fans are still thronging so it shows the craze the people have for the franchise," added Girish. Are you excited to watch 'Avengers: Endgame' this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.
  22. There are some movies that are bad and then there is 'Kalank', which is so bad that people only love to troll it. 'Kalank' is one of those movies that could have just been a trailer or a short film. The story was so predictable and almost everything was given away in the trailer itself. But, people still went to watch it and we guess the only reason was to come back and make these hilarious memes. © dharma productions However, out of all the performances of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor or Madhuri Dixit, it is the performance of the CGI-Ed bull that was loved by people. Although the makers put a disclaimer mentioning that no animals were harmed while filming the bullfight scene, why wasn't there any disclaimer stating "Watch it at your own risk because the CGI is bad"? © dharma productions We guess KJo loves bullfights, or maybe he wanted to take inspiration from 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'. Also, FYI, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions is the same production house that produced 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'. © arka media works Seriously what is this obsession with showing a character's strength by making them fight a bull? First it was Bhallaladeva, now it's Varun Dhawan's Zafar. But, just look at the difference between the CGI effects and VFX in both the movies. Looks like internet can't seem to get over Varun's struggle with the fake bull and have turned that particular scene into a meme. Pic 1: Expectation Pic 2: Reality#KalankReview pic.twitter.com/gQey2wYZHM — Satyam Singh (@MyFreakyTweets) April 17, 2019 Read that Kalank has a Varun Dhawan-bull fighting scene. Guessing it will be authentic, considering how people poked fun at Kangana Ranaut's mechanical horse scene in Manikarnika. — Chowkidar Pallavi Kamat ð¸ð¶ (@Pallavisms) April 17, 2019 @akashbanerjee is silent on Varun Dhawan's fantastically fake bullriding skills now. I think he feels that the bull is real in the movie ðððð #Kalank — QueenBee (@artemis_ari) April 17, 2019 aur woh bull fight in #Kalank , "RIP VFX" aur itna hasi aai bull fight scene par ,what a comedy scene. faaltu si storyline ghatiya sa VFX full time waste and money waste movie#KaranJohar #VarunDhawan #AliaBhatt #SonakshiSinha #AdityaRoyKapur kalank hai sab ke sab — Bipin Vishwakarma (@bipinv99) April 17, 2019 One of my close friends just saw #Kalank n he said 'there is a bull fighting scene with over acting ki dukaan Varun Dhawan; n i swear u cant help but LOL n ROFL at the extreme stupidity of the scene". ð¤£ð¤£ — Chowkidar Baby Driver ð¥ ð (@MaheshShenoy12) April 17, 2019 Dilwale-Inception Kalank's bull-blood. Just Varun Dhawan things. Bull sequenceð https://t.co/0E3Q6ub4RQ — Atish. (@atishj7) April 17, 2019 Masterpiece..Epic. Dilwale was Inception Kalank is Dunkirk The movie should go for Oscars. Will win best Visual effects for the Bull fight. — Chowkidar Chor Hain (@PresidentISP) April 17, 2019 Godð¢What a hell of #Kalank! BIG BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. Kya Socha tha aur Kya hua. Full paisa waste . 1/5.@aliaa08 every one can't take the way @deepikapadukone carries the periodic role splendidly. And that bull sceneðð#KalankReview pic.twitter.com/9fiOVmz3li — Chowkidar Debarupa Palit (@ipalitDebarupa) April 17, 2019 What a scene... the bull really acted well, trying to throw Varun up n down .. He's so very real & Varun is so very brave ...He's like the Texan Cowboy ...aye ? lmao ððððððððð #Kalank #SuperFlopKalank #KalankReview — QueenBee (@artemis_ari) April 17, 2019 Sad to say but #Kalank is Kalank of 2019. @karanjohar You should pay more attention to the script. It seemed like I was watching TV serial. Bull fight VFX is poor. take inspiration from other directors. Feeling sorry for @Varun_dvn — Shivam jaiswal (@Shivamjaswal5) April 17, 2019
  23. Vivek Agnihotri's political drama 'Tashkent Files' starring Pallavi Joshi and Mithun Chakraborty released today. The movie tries to find the answer to the reason behind the mysterious death of PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. The movie is not a commercial pot boiler but has garnered a lot of praise in the country and is also turning out to be a hit with the overseas audience. The public feels that besides being a greatly researched movie, it is also a good history lesson for all of us. #TashkentFiles is not just a film; it is lesson of history & it will teach us about our past. So it must be watched & if you have children who are studying then it must be watched as a chapter from history which we weren't taught. Kudos @vivekagnihotri — Chowkidar Avinash Choubey (@avinashchoubey) April 12, 2019 Just loved it!@vivekagnihotri You are nailing an entire section of people in politics and civil soceity. More strength to you. ððððð #tashkentfiles — Rajesh A. Singh (@PerlOPython) April 12, 2019 Got the opportunity to watch 'The Tashkent Files' last evening and I was mind blown! Hats off to @vivekagnihotri for bringing out facts about Lal Bahadur Shastri's murder that were deeply buried. The matrix he explained is an absolute eye opener. Must watch film for all! pic.twitter.com/bYNAOu83fq — Chowkidar Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) April 12, 2019 We often forget the heroes who were not glorified for their contribution to the nation and this movie asks all the right questions. #TashkentFiles brilliant work done by the director and actors. With the Tashkent files director @vivekagnihotri have asked some serious questions. @shweta_official stands out in this well crafted movie. — Rajat singh (@rajat_since97) April 12, 2019 I had the privilege to watch #Tashkentfiles at the special screening here in Mumbai. It is a brave movie that strikes the right cords. It gives into the history that has been shot down by the "the family" and their Romilaisque cronies. Must Watch. Bravo @vivekagnihotri Sir ðð pic.twitter.com/SN7pr7FxzP — Chowkidar Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) April 12, 2019 Truth always has tentacles which never bow down Truth is like pure water which always finds its way out This weekend explore the truth which was hidden for decades The mystery behind the death of one of the Greatest PM's Shastriji Thanks you @vivekagnihotri #TashkentFiles — Vikas Raina #Chowkidar #KP4Modi (@rainavikas) April 12, 2019 While the movie was in murky waters with a lot of people blaming it for stirring unwanted political agendas, the 'aam admi' is hailing the work of the director and the actors for fighting through all of it and opening the minds of Indians. The #TashkentFiles releases 2day. It's an important film. If we even call it 1 of the most important films in our history, then too it won't be an exaggeration. It takes lot of courage 2 make a film like this & credit must go to Vivek Agnihotri. Please go & watch it. — Chowkidar hity (@hitykumar) April 12, 2019 In case this piques your interest as well, then you should do your homework, watch 'Tashkent Files' and form your opinion about the whether it is the only political drama that matters for now or not.
  24. When it comes to royal Indian fashion, the first name that comes to our mind is that of Padmanabh Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur. Also known as 'Pacho', the 20-year-old King has been making quite an impact in the international fashion arena. Right from setting the ramps of Milan on fire, to being the fiercest royal fashionista, he is the epitome of royal elegance. He recently posted pictures of the Holika Dahan that took place at the City Palace, Jaipur, and he looks straight out of an opulent Bhansali flick in them. Take a look. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur We are in love with the ivory sherwani paired with the silk white churidar, along with the royal safa accentuated with a red Bandhani dupatta. Also, the golden buttons and brooch, along with the bejewelled purple sword-sheath, are perfection. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur His outfit, honestly, is a reflection of the inimitable grandeur that the Indian royalty is all about. The splendour of the palace, in all its sheer luxuriousness, is perfectly mirrored in the way the Maharaja has clothed himself. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur The huge fire of Holika Dahan, along with the royal fireworks, is a reminder of the glory that pervaded all throughout India once upon a time. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur All we can say is, nothing can match the magnificence of these rituals, and the clothing that were a part and parcel of the proceedings.
  25. Even though 'Shazam' isn't a very well known superhero from the DC universe, the newly released movie has surprised the audience in a fantabulous way. The movie follows a teenage boy Billy Batson who basks in the glory of his new found powers. Fans are finding it 'shockingly good' for a superhero film and the reviews are pouring in like rain. I have no words to explain the awesomeness of this movie !. #Shazam is a pure treat for all the fans, familes and literally everyone. More than being a superhero movie this one is something more .@ponysmasher you're amazing ððð!. What are you waiting for ?. Go watch it!!!. pic.twitter.com/60LzA14SAk — MRK ! (@EdwardS54541873) April 5, 2019 #Shazam Just two words review: Must Watch!!!@DCComics is improving with there movies. — Abhishek Gupta (@ag12106302) April 5, 2019 Everyone feels it's relatable, funny and a must-watch for sure! So just walked out of #Shazam & I usually dnt review a DC movie until i watch it twice. But 1st impressions - I am nt using the F word bt more than Fun or Family, it was a great love letter to DC movies & CBM's in general. Loved the genuine emotion & sincerity. — Ambarish (@ambarish17) April 5, 2019 #SHAZAM Very good movie! Different feel and vibe for a superhero origin. Very refreshing and funny! My knocks The suit (Too padded) Shazam seems more childish than Billy â¡ï¸â¡ï¸â¡ï¸â¡ï¸ pic.twitter.com/VLE5fJpkA8 — Roo Review (@Roo_Review) April 5, 2019 Also, people are loving Zachary Levi in the movie as he has certainly delivered the unexpected. I saw #Shazam tonight. It is a delightful superhero family film. Zachary Levi was born to play this role. People are going to love this one. DC has a hit on its hands. My full review will be ready tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/CKJGjl3ogc — Jeffrey Rex (@ImJeffreyRex) April 4, 2019 https://t.co/T0Hzppw2yY I literally want to say this that Shazam is way better than Captain Marvel! but still, there were Weak links & Distracting things in Shazam! Know all that in my Spoiler-Free Review. #Shazam #ShazamMovie #ZacharyLevi @ZacharyLevi pic.twitter.com/cFf2aCcCo0 — sarthak choudhary (@srtkchoudhary) April 5, 2019 In case you were looking for a reason to watch it, then the audience has given you plenty by now!
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