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“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
Before there was Kiki and people jumping out of their cars to profess their love for her, there were people telling everyone the only two things they loved - their bed and their mama - but they were at least sorry about it. Almost every song Drake releases has a huge impact everywhere, with challenges inspired by them or just becoming the most-played song (and soon overplayed as well, tbh) so it's no surprise that 'God's Plan' from his album Scorpion won the Grammy for Best Rap Song. What's actually surprising is Drake's acceptance speech at last night's awards show. While accepting his Grammy, Drake ended up calling out Grammys - intentionally or unintentionally, we don't really know - and looks like he angered some people because his speech was cut short as his mic was cut off. Oops. He started off by saying, “I want to take this opportunity while I'm up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this, aspiring to do music. All my peers that make music from their heart that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we're playing in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. So it's not the NBA where at the end of the year you're holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games.” He then went on, “This is a business where sometimes it's up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say or a fly Spanish girl from New York or anybody else, or a brother from Houston right there, my brother Travis [Scott]. But my point is you've already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if you're a hero in your hometown. Look, if there's people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don't need this right here. I promise you, you already won.” And, he was going to continue speaking but the broadcast cut to commercial before Drake finished speaking. Here's the video: #GRAMMYs winner @Drake: "You've already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if you're a hero from your hometown" https://t.co/LKT8CIeYvn pic.twitter.com/3UDE8jJzXR — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 11, 2019 Grammys may have not wanted it but obviously, a lot of people noticed the abrupt cut and a lot of people also could see that Drake wasn't finished yet. Was it ego? Just because Drake had told the truth, that awards don't really matter, doesn't mean you can just cut him off. People are still wondering where he was going with his speech and guess we'll never find out now. Soon as Drake said “you don't need this” the Grammys got vexed on em — brandon / jinx (@Jersey_Jinx) February 11, 2019 Yes, let him speak. Hey, Drake was going somewhere with that speech — Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) February 11, 2019 So eloquently put. Grammys cut to commercial real quick on Drake. They like “You ain't finna have people thinking they don't need us bruh.” #GRAMMMYs pic.twitter.com/lo2MF5jSEa — Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) February 11, 2019 WE NEED TO KNOW! Wait.. what was drake going to say?!.. I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT DRAKE WAS GOING TO SAY #GRAMMYs — Conor Maynard (@ConorMaynard) February 11, 2019 Worth it, tho. This Drake's last Grammy after what he said. But that was some real shit though. — ð¹(@Dr_Sweets23) February 11, 2019 Get on it. leak drake's full speech pls — Jon Caramanica (@joncaramanica) February 11, 2019 A proper explanation. Because he was saying that the Grammys and award shows as a whole are pointless, and a lot of people have a lot of money invested in us pretending they do matter. — Aldous Cucksley (@RussThallheimer) February 11, 2019 Yes, Adam! Drake's speech for the win — Adam Levine (@adamlevine) February 11, 2019
Pornhub has started accepting cryptocurrency payments in what is being seen as the first real world use case of crypto assets. Pornhub now accepts Verge cryptocurrency, which was split from Dogecoin, an asset many considered a meme but slowly grew to $1 billion in valuation back in January. The verge currency was chosen over other assets as it's transactions are truly anonymous as it uses Tor and an anonymous network layer I2P to hide the user's IP addresses routed through the public ledger. Since the rumors of this news started, the verge cryptocurrency surged almost three times it's original value to .09 cents before losing one third of it's value overnight. However, Corey Price, the VP at Pornhub was pretty convinced that it was a good move on part of his company to delve into crypto payments. “We've been looking at crypto for quite some time. Overall adoption is relatively low, we think it has gained enough steam for us to penetrate the market,” Price said. With mass adoption just a stone's throw away now, many other cryptocurrencies will now push for real world use of their crypto assets. While verge still has to prove that it is a viable crypto currency for real world payments, this definitely is a step in the right direction for the blockchain communit.
Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: There is no harm in accepting resignations from federal government ministers if the move improves law and order situation in the country, Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said on Sunday. However, he added, some people fear the protesters? demands will increase if resignations are taken. But the senator said efforts were made to hold talks with the Faizabad protesters. While talking to Geo News show Naya Pakistan, Haq said a detailed session was held between him and the protesters. During the session formation of a committee [for negotiations] and other matters were discussed, he added. Haq is heading the committee formed earlier by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Sharif to fix the responsibility for the introduction of a controversial amendment to the Finality of Prophethood declaration for electoral candidates. Besides Haq, Federal Minister for Interior Affairs Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan are also part of the committee. The committee was formed on October 7 to probe the issue as it had attracted backlash from various quarters, even though the mistake was rectified soon after the amendment was made. However, the committee headed by the senator is expected to present a report related to the controversial amendment to the court on Monday (tomorrow).