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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. "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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. After the historical verdict that changed dialogue for all religious sentiment in the country, it's only inevitable that everything is depicted visually to tell us what really happened. The Ayodhya verdict came out in September 2010 and since its fair and riveting result, it made a big impact on the country, and a movie by the name of 'Ram Ki Janmbhoomi' will be releasing on the 29th of March, 2019. © Cine Craft Productions Sanoj Mishra's 'Ram Ki Janmbhoomi' will be dealing with the controversial issue of Ram Mandir and Halala. Although it is in full-swing to release this Friday, there was a plea that sought to stall the release of the film, before a bench headed by Justice S A Bobde. This is because the petitioner claimed the release of the movie will impair the ongoing mediation proceedings in the land dispute case. But the Supreme Court refused the plea altogether for stalling the film, saying there is no vital connection between the mediation proceedings and the release of the movie. “There is no connection between the mediation proceeding and the release of the movie,” said the bench as they listed the plea for hearing after two weeks. © Cine Craft Productions The Delhi High court also stated that people will have to be more tolerant, if freedom of speech and expression given under the constitution has to survive in this country. The high court made this observation when a plea was filed by Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who happens to be a self-proclaimed descendant of Bahadur Shah Zafar. He'd made the plea to stop the release of the film in question. On March 8th, the court ordered a formal mediation into the Ayodhya case, as a way to solve the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. The case is not about property anymore but about how people feel about it and how they should heal from this age-old turmoil. © Twitter But we're glad the court sees positive sentiments where the dispute is concerned. For them to uphold freedom of speech and expression in the highest conduct is a great start to end the dispute through visual entertainment and we can't wait to watch the film post its release.
  14. This is the right time for a film like 'Kesari' to ride the patriotic wave that's risen in the country, as many who've misplaced their sense of belonging right now can bring it back with this insanely impactful movie. The Akshay Kumar starrer brewed a solid total of almost 100-crore in the first week of its release and if you haven't watched it yet, it's time to get your a*s to the nearest cinema. The film was released on the occasion of Holi, this year and currently it stands at 87 crore. © Zee Studios 'Kesari' is definitely and by far the biggest opener of 2019 and of course the second biggest show-stopper for Akshay Kumar, after 'Gold'. Fortunately, this also makes Akshay Kumar's ninth hit in a row after 'Gold' (102.10 crore), 'PadMan' (78.22 crore), 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' (132.07 crore), 'Jolly LLB 2' (117 crore), 'Rustom' (127.49 crore), 'Housefull 3' (109.14 crore), 'Airlift' (128.1 crore), and 'Singh Is Bliing' (89.95 crore). All we can really say is Kudos Akshay Kumar, you did good! © Pinterest Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also Tweeted his two bits on the success of the film. #Kesari shows an upward trend on Day 3 [Sat]... Metros pick up, mass circuits good... Big Day 4 [Sun] on the cards... Eyes â¹ 80 cr [+/-] *extended* weekend... Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.70 cr, Sat 18.75 cr. Total: â¹ 56.51 cr. India biz. — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 24 March 2019 The film was a mixed-bag of reviews. While it created an impact with most of the people, some of them thought it was too mainstream for a patriotic film. Rotten Tomatoes had about 11 reviews which were not very tasteful for the film. But other than that, the film did remarkably well, all over. © Zee Studios The film is based on the battle of Saragarhi, where 21 Sikh soldiers defended the fort of Saragarhi against 10,000 foreign invaders of the Pashtun fighters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, now in Pakistan. If you haven't seen it yet, here's the trailer, so you can finally make up your mind!
  15. Vidyut Jammwal, who is known for pulling off crazy action stunts, will soon be seen in his upcoming release 'Junglee' which has the audience impressed. An action adventure, which deals with the issue of human-animal relationship, as well as animal poaching, will see Vidyut in the role of a protector who will go to any lengths to save the animals. © Junglee Pictures Here is everything else you need to know about 'Junglee' ahead of its release. The Maker 'Junglee' has been directed by 'The Mask' and 'The Scorpion King' maker Chuck Russell. He has numerous other well known films to his credit such as Johnny Depp's 'A Nightmare on Elm's Street' and 'Eraser' besides others. What To Expect 'Junglee' will see some high octane action as it stars the handsome and extremely talented Vidyut Jammwal in the lead. 'Junglee' will feature a lot of heart pumping action sequences from the martial art pro. View this post on Instagram It's #Junglee week!!! 4 days until Bhola and the Junglee gang meet you a theatre near you on 29th March @jungleepictures @jungleemovie #ChuckRussell @iampoojasawant @asha.bhat A post shared by Vidyut Jammwal (@mevidyutjammwal) on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:04pm PDT The new poster shows Vidyut as an elephant protector with packed abs and chiselled body, and we are sure the action adventure has a lot more to offer in terms of a story that shows the bond between humans and animals, especially elephants. Story Overview 'Junglee' is an action adventure wherein Vidyut plays a vet who grows up with elephants in his father's reserve. He befriends one particular elephant named Bhola, and the two grow up together. View this post on Instagram Happy being #JUNGLEE...TRAILER ON 28th feb 19 A post shared by Vidyut Jammwal (@mevidyutjammwal) on Feb 16, 2019 at 6:28am PST Vidyut's character soon leaves the reserve to become a vet, and upon his return he realises that poachers were trying to harm the elephants. Thus begins his quest to keep Bhola and the others away from harm's way. What Makes 'Junglee' Special Vidyut underwent major physical transformation for the film and befriended an elephant for real. What's more, he also learnt the art of Kalaripayattu for the film. Vidyut's insane stunts in the film have been directed by action director Parvez Shaikh and Vidyut himself. © Junglee Pictures Marathi actresses Pooja Sawant and Asha Bhat will also be seen in the film, and have solid screen presence in 'Junglee'. Their camaraderie with Vidyut as well as their character is pivotal to the story. © Instagram Sameer Uddin has created the background score for the film, and it is adrenaline infusing and captivating, to say the least. 'Junglee' will hit the screens this weekend on Friday, 29th March.
  16. While growing up, especially in the 90s, we were all hooked to popular culture which was making its way through to India from all across the globe. One of the most prominent indulgence back them was music and whenever we speak of international music from the 90s, we can't help but unanimously think of the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson. We've all heard him while growing up. While some us were truly hooked to his music, most of us were enthralled with his style of dancing. Whatever it was, MJ proved to the world that there would never be another music icon like him. © Pintrest But TBH that's not all we've known him for and quite unfortunately, MJ has managed to tarnish his reputation. While the newsroom was always abuzz with his stories, some of them stated that he was a child molester, a paedophile, who would molest little boys in his fantasy themed ranch-home, 'Neverland'. The news came and went like a season and although it baffled most of us, we shrugged it off as a misheard rumour and still gave him the respect he then deserved when he made us live under the realms of secrecy and the lesser known. © HBO Recently, after almost 20 something years, new information has surfaced giving the old rumours much more room and significance. Almost ten years after his death, a documentary has seen brand new light, highlighting evidential facts about MJ indeed molesting little kids in 'Neverland'. The documentary paints a rather unnerving and painful picture of the pop-artist's former ranch and we're feeling absolutely gutted even writing about it. The controversial film focuses on sexual allegations made by two men, whom he befriended when they were boys and asked them to stay with him at Neverland. Wade Robson and James Safechuck were sexually abused by MJ for several years in secrecy at his Nerverland ranch in California. © HBO The documentary has posed several legal threats for HBO and Channel 4 and obviously for the makers too, by Michael Jackson's estate, but the channels will air it regardless, next month. In fact, a new trailer for the documentary dropped just a day ago and the claims seem more real and uncanny than before. The new trailer offers a first look in to Jackson's twisted personality, via a 4 hour documentary, which was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival last month and it absolutely shocked the critics and the audience as they didn't know what was really coming for them. The two boys have absolutely exposed the closeted predator behaviour MJ displayed at his ranch and most of the facts are shocking and unbelievable. © HBO In the movie the accusers explain how Michael had led them to believe that if they ever told anyone about what he was doing to them then they would all end up in jail and so they didn't come forward to tell their story, most of their growing years, even after he passed away. “Everybody wanted to meet Michael or be with Michael,” We drive in, and forget about all your problems, you were in Neverland. It was a fantasy,” Say the boys in the new trailer. © HBO According to Dan Reed, the director this is not a movie about Michael Jackson or of how he abused little boys sexually. The main focus of the film is on how two families trusted Michael Jackson to leave their sons in his care and how much of an effort it took for the boys to reveal the truth to their families, years later, when they were grown men. MJ's estate has criticised the film already, in a 10-page letter addressed to the CEO of HBO but HBO is determined to telecast the documentary, without making any cuts by next month. There have been some attacks towards the film and towards Dan Reed by MJ's fans but given that the situation is fairly tough, this is bound to happen. © HBO “Anyone who sees the film will know it is solely about hearing the stories of two specific individuals and their families in their own words, and that is a focus we are very proud of,” - Reed told a popular publication. For the Indian audience who absolutely love Michael Jackson, maybe it's time to give up your fandom in order to not glorify predators and see them for who they really are. Here's hoping we get to catch the documentary in India sooner than later and it's accessible to easily download or buffer through the interweb.
  17. When the 'Gully Boy' trailer dropped, no one had a doubt about the fate of the movie because when you combine the vision of Zoya Akhtar and the brilliance of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, you get nothing short of perfection from it. The movie opened at the ongoing Berlin Film Festival and in a record time of just 4 minutes, all the tickets for the premiere were sold out. Needless to say, the audience cannot stop raving about this masterpiece, calling it Ranveer's finest work till date. #GullyBoy is an excellent, excellent film! There is no better director than #ZoyaAkhtar at the moment. An absolute must watch. @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 #Berlinale2019 — Aryaman Bhatnagar (@aryaman89) February 9, 2019 About #GullyBoy I'm gonna say something. There are yearly 400 movies at the Berlinale. I choose every edition to see 30-35. I chose Gully Boy because it was from India ð®ð³ and they are making great movies in the last years. I had no clue what the movie was about. What a present ⤠— Carlos Grau (@cineypoesia) February 10, 2019 Ranveer and Alia ka 'time aa gaya hai' and everyone is convinced it's the best movie of the year. #ApnaTimeAayega starts on screen and the audience matches the beats with their rhythmic applause #GullyBoyInBerlin #gullyboy - that says what this movie means to today's generation — Samir Bhamra (@phizzical) February 9, 2019 Watched the world premier of #GullyBoy @berlinale . Intense movie, strong characters, emotional , focused direction, different narrative, superb direction, @RanveerOfficial intense role, gripping performance, @aliaa08 show stopper, #ZoyaAkhtar, brilliant, @ritesh_sid innovator, — Chaitanya Prasad (@Chatty111Prasad) February 10, 2019 Gully Boy is going to be one cult classic, let alone the best film this year, and it's just February. Trust me, it's just sick. ♥ï¸ð #GullyBoy #Berlinale #RanveerSingh #AliaBhatt — Ranjeet Devckar (@devckar) February 10, 2019 The movie releases this Friday, so make sure that your Valentine's Day plans are set in stone about this movie date that needs to be on your calendar for sure.
  18. 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is one of Farhan Akhtar's best-remembered pieces of acting. However, his later performances have not only just received a mild reception but have also failed to leave a mark on the audience's mind. Be it as a lead actor in 'Lucknow Central' or as a supporting actor in 'Dil Dhadakne Do', Farhan didn't quite succeed in winning over his audience with his performance, which was the complete opposite to the phenomenal response to the biopic under Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's direction. © ROMP Pictures While fans have been waiting for Farhan Akhtar to reclaim the silver screen one more time with his acting potential, there's a piece of good news regarding the same that awaits them. After an earlier announcement stating the release of Farhan's first official Bollywood movie 'The Fakir Of Venice' this Friday on 18th January, the 'Rock On!!' star has now made another happy announcement about his upcoming acting project, which will be helmed by none other than Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra! View this post on Instagram Fakir Of Venice - Part 1 - 2017 #bollywood #bollywoodmovies #hindifilms #hindimovie @bollywood @bollywoodreport @bollywoodsmash_hits @bollywood.fan #fakirofvenice A post shared by Bollywood Movies Trailer ð (@bollywoodmovietrailer) on Jul 16, 2017 at 3:57am PDT The actor-director duo is all set to collaborate once again for their next film together, titled 'Toofan'. According to the latest reports, Farhan is all set to essay the role of a boxer in the film. However, unlike their previous film, this character is said to be based on a fictional character. Farhan took to Instagram to break the news to his fans. Here is what he said exactly: View this post on Instagram Thrilled to share that 6 years after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, @rakeyshommehra and I are reuniting to create #Toofan .. a heartfelt story of a boxer. âªHope for your best wishes as we embark on this new journey. Love A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) on Jan 15, 2019 at 8:01pm PST According to a report by The Indian Express, a source has revealed, “It's not a biopic. It is a fictional story scripted by Anjum Rajabali. Farhan fell in love with it as soon as he heard it. Rakeysh has already started with the prep and Farhan will be training extensively in boxing. He is looking forward to working with Rakeysh again. The film should roll this year.” We really can't wait to see what the pair will whip up this time around.
  19. For Priyanka Chopra, 2018 had been all about taking that next leap, be it in the professional or personal sphere. From wrapping up the final season of 'Quantico' to juggling time and commitments in Bollywood and Hollywood, to eventually going all out to celebrate the biggest day of her life and tying the knot with American singer Nick Jonas, last year was nothing less than eventful for Priyanka. View this post on Instagram Happiness in the mountains â° â¤ï¸ð A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Dec 29, 2018 at 7:54am PST While we have been witnessing the newlyweds having the time of their lives together even in 2019, we can soon expect her to get back to work, as the release date of her upcoming Hollywood movie 'Isn't Is Romantic' draws closer. Last year we spotted pictures of Priyanka on social media where she could be seen enjoying herself with co-stars Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth every other day while the shoot went on. Now with the day of release drawing closer, anticipation has been running high amongst fans, both in India and abroad. View this post on Instagram I'm so excited for this film ð #isntitromantic #priyankachopra #liamhemsworth #adamdevine A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Daily (@priyankadaily) on Jul 24, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT While we might have to wait until the cast comes together for the promotion once more, we bring other deets related to the movie that you might be interested in. 1. 'Isn't It Romantic' is a fantasy comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra in prominent roles. 2. As per a report by 'Variety', the film is “about a cynical young woman who doesn't believe in love and then wakes up one day to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy.” View this post on Instagram Joooonas…has a beautiful ring to it! ðð Congrats @priyankachopra - wishing you lots of love! â¤ï¸ A post shared by Isn't It Romantic (@isntitromantic) on Dec 1, 2018 at 7:09pm PST Basically, it follows the story of a woman, Natalie, Played by Rebel Wilson, who had believed in rom-coms to be real ever since she was a child. However, after hitting her head while running away from a robber, she wakes up in a world where everything around her plays out like a romantic comedy film. 3. Rebel Wilson has reunited with her 'Pitch Perfect' co-star, Adam DeVine, for this movie and plays her love interest. Later, she gets entangled in a love triangle when Liam Hemsworth's character enters the picture. View this post on Instagram Isn't she hot?! @cinemauser â¤ï¸ #priyankachopra #isntitromantic #poster #bollywood #pinkvilla #beautiful #lovely #gorgeous #fashion #style #glam A post shared by #Cinema (@cinemauser) on Jan 3, 2019 at 10:35am PST 4. Priyanka, in the meanwhile, plays the character of Isabella, a yoga ambassador, who seems to get romantically involved with Adam DeVine's character in the movie. 5. The film is slated to release on 14th February in the United States, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Check out the trailer for 'Isn't It Romantic' here:
  20. Rohit Shetty is a name that our brain kind of automatically associates to for overarching elements that are synonymous to the director and films. This man is the one ruling master of full-power action sequences in Bollywood and exceptional dialogues that almost always go viral much before the movies hit the screens, dance sequences that instantly rub-off on youngsters and a different side of Goa that Shetty makes more appetizing with every new movie! © Eros International He uses the (almost) same props across his movies, yet there is something new about his latest releases that catches on to the pulse of its young audience, who love eating out of his hands when it comes to a typical Rohit Shetty movie. We want to call them mindless entertainment, something that a bunch of college friends can enjoy together, yet somehow every release tells you that there is more to Shetty's films than mere “mindlessness”. They are fun, entertaining AF and promise you a good time while we take every bait thrown our way most graciously. But most importantly Shetty can tell stories, and good stories at that. Behind those entertainment-ridden antics of his characters, he delivers his messages and stories effortlessly. © Reliance Entertainment His methods seem to be doing wonders for him because Shetty just became the first Bollywood director with eight back-to-back 100-crore films at the box office, with 'Simmba' being the latest glorious feather on his kickass hat! 'Simmba' has made over 124-crore at the box office within 5 days of it release. © Red chillies Entertainment Starting with 'Golmaal 3' (2010), 'Singham' (2011), 'Bol Bachchan' (2012), followed with 'Chennai Express' (2013), 'Singham Returns' (2014), 'Dilwale' (2015), 'Golmaal Again' (2016) and now 'Simmba' (2018), these 8 movies have turned Shetty into the king of the 100-crore club! © Dharma Productions Ranveer Singh couldn't have been more proud of this moment since 'Simmba' also happens to be his biggest solo hit now, and he has effectively expressed himself through a “roaring” Instagram post. View this post on Instagram ALL HAIL THE BLOCKBUSTER KING! ð RO-BRO BE SLAMMIN' CENTURY AFTER CENTURY ð¯ @itsrohitshetty ðð½ Ek hi toh hai ð A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 2, 2019 at 2:00am PST This tiger shall not be stopping any time soon, and we can only wait and see where the duo are headed after this blockbuster.
  21. This year is going to close with a bang for all 'Black Mirror' fans as Netflix just dropped the much-awaited trailer of the film 'Bandersnatch' and needless to say, we are shook! 'Bandersnatch' is being called a 'Black Mirror' event and is set in the 1980s. It follows the story of a programmer called Stefan who is trying to build a game of his own. His fate is dictated and is not in control of what we see as he flushes out his medicines and continues enduring the madness around him. This insane movie is being helmed by David Slade. © Netflix Fans are going crazy over the trailer right now. Me trying to figure out how to watch all 312 minutes at once... #BlackMirrorBandersnatch pic.twitter.com/6utZawNMYK — Jeremiah Zanders (@JustCallMeNOLE) December 25, 2018 #BlackMirrorBandersnatch Yes yes yes ! pic.twitter.com/POLlnvQeMz — Amal (@Ph_Amool) December 27, 2018 It is dropping tomorrow on Netflix and we are waiting for the madness to unleash upon us.
  22. 2018 belonged to Netflix and there's no doubt about that. With series like 'Ghoul', 'Sacred Games' and 'Lust Stories', Netflix not only took care of our entertainment, but also gave us talents that were until now kept hidden from us. While we loved the performances of Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, actors like Jatin Sarna and Kubbra Sait too stole our hearts with their brilliant acting. © Netflix Kubbra's character was probably the toughest to play and she played it so well that by the end of the show, everyone was talking about Kukoo. Kubbra played the role of Nawazuddin's transgender girlfriend. After the success of 'Sacred Games', Kubbra has been getting a lot of offers and big projects, but this is not her first project. In fact, not many people know that she has been a part of two Salman Khan movies - 'Sultan' and 'Ready'. © Instagram Remember the two maids from 'Ready' who pretend to be rich to fool the two men who wanted to marry Asin? One of them was our Kukoo aka Kubbra. Recently, in an interview with Humans Of Bombay, Kubbra opened up about how she was scoffed by people for playing a maid. But, she had an epic reply to shut all those mouths, "I took a lot of pride playing a maid in a Salman Khan film. Many people scoffed at me but I told them I was 'ready-maid' for the role!" She further spoke about how her mother has been a major support system for her, "She taught me independence at a very early age - she trusted me being alone at home so that she could go to work. I was 15 when I worked as a magician's assistant - I made my first Rs. 700! Then I moved on to my first job which was to talk non-stop for 12 hours, selling a start up kit. I was paid 7500 Rs for ten days and bought my first pair of branded shoes with the money!" She further added, "I haven't made it yet. I'll know I've made it only when I die, because that's when there will be nothing more to look forward to. From being a magician's assistant to playing a transgender in Sacred Games, every role has made me grow. And, if I'm better than yesterday I am a success story. #IShapeMyWorld" From fighting rejection to never giving up no matter how many hurdles came her way, Kubbra's story is an inspiration for all of us.
  23. What did you feel when 'Avengers: Infinity War' ended? Sadness? Emptiness? Well, it doesn't matter because Marvel is back to fill you with hope once again. One of the most anticipated trailers of the year is finally here. 'Avengers: ENDGAME.' Plug in your earphones, buy new headphones, buy a 4K TV damnit. But, you have to watch this right now!! (It's also available in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu. Scroll to the bottom for those versions.) We are at a loss for words. So, while we gather our thoughts and think of everything that just happened, here are a few things we noticed in the trailer: - Robert Downey Jr. knows how to own a scene. Even when he's talking to an empty helmet. He is absolutely brilliant. It's time to declare him a national treasure. No, an international treasure! - The music for this trailer will make you forget everything that's happened all day. It happened to us. It's going to happen to you. - The new animation for the Marvel logo just reminded us of the gut punch that was the ending of 'Avengers: Infinity War.' It also reminded us how great Marvel are at tying their movies with their logos. - Looking at Thanos' suit reminded us of a scarecrow. Does Thanos think he was the scarecrow for the universe? What does that even mean? We have no idea. But, does it really matter? We're just rambling here... - Got to mention that music once more. - Chris Evans with a tear running down his face? Made us cry. Made you too, right? - Thor looks so defeated. Where's the enthusiasm from 'Avengers: Infinity War?' - We even felt bad for Nebula. Her sister was pretty much all she had in the universe. - Jeremy Renner is back. But, he's no longer Hawkeye. This is our first look at Ronin. He's still human. Probably not going to be the comic relief anymore. And he has a sick sword! - Every single movie in Hollywood and the world should learn how to introduce their titles from 'Avengers: ENDGAME.' Everything is stunning. Absolutely stunning! - Paul Rudd is back. We're sure to get a look into how Ant-Man managed to escape the Quantum Realm. Even if we don't, who cares. We're glad Paul Rudd is finally back with the big boys. He's a comedy legend. There's more to come. So much more to come. We can't wait... Here's the trailer in Hindi: Here's the trailer in Tamil: And here it is in Telugu:
  24. When was the last time you spoke to your father as you would to your buddies? Did you ever think about sitting across from him and just asking, “Wassup dude, how's life?”. For most of us, the answer is probably no, and that's the one thing we need to change this Diwali. Breaking from the mold of formal relations and tearing down the walls that we have built around us, we need to turn to each other and break the barriers of hesitation. Take a risk, ask a question you've always been afraid to and watch the walls crumble down. This beautiful short film by Honor sums up the relationship between most fathers and sons. But, the most beautiful moment is when you realize how easy it is to break the walls you've been building around yourself, afraid of letting people in. Watch the video here Your father can be your buddy, or whatever you want him to be in your life – a friend, mentor, guide, anything! All you have to do is talk to him without hesitation. This Diwali, be brave – go big or go home (literally!). And while you are at it, make sure you don't go home empty-handed. Celebrate #YehDiwaliHonorWali and take home the Honor 8X, a small Diwali gift for your father that will break any awkwardness and wrap you in the festive mood, leaving you teaching your dad how to ace that selfie. And oh, there are multiple offers on Honor 9N too. During the Big Diwali Sale, Flipkart is giving out the Honor 9N that has 3GB RAM with 32GB storage for Rs. 9,999/- and a 4+64GB variant for Rs. 11,999/- till 5th Nov only! So, celebrate #YehDiwaliHonorWali and watch the video here And Amazon too is giving out great offers on Honor on Diwali. You can get your hands on the performance beast Honor Play as the 4+64 GB Variant is available at a discounted price of INR 17,999 and Honor Play 6+ 64 GB variant at an exchange offer of 3K exclusively from 2nd November to 5th November at Great Indian Festival on Amazon. So without wasting any more time, head online and get your favourite Honor phone this Diwali!
  25. 'Tumbadd' is a fantasy horror movie that hit the theatres today and is already garnering a lot of praises. The movie is directed by Anand Gandhi and the plot revolves around three generations of a Brahmin family, who build a temple and are obsessed with finding some ancestral treasure. The social media is convinced that this is the finest Indian horror movie out there. Bollywood can make it and superbly too.. Go watch.. Be wowed by the extravaganza #Tumbbad. Eros Now, Aanand L Rai take a bow.. Unbelievable and awesome. A 1920s historical period horror and I mean well made horror of horrors. Directed by Rahi Anil Barve (hats off) MUST WATCH... pic.twitter.com/C8IU9iCxjZ — HIRAMEHTA (@HIRAMEHTA3) October 8, 2018 Take a bow, @s0humshah ððð Full marks to.your efforts in realizing your dream of #Tumbbad Indian cinema and we, the audience, are the better for it pic.twitter.com/6SLklbowdm — Russel Olaf D'Silva (@Russel_Olaf) October 11, 2018 Is this India's answer to 'The Babadook' ? Maybe it's even better? #Tumbad belongs to the same breed of modern horror as The VVitch, Hereditary and Babadook - in ambition, craft and inviting you to read beyond what's present. This is Indian horror maturing. @s0humshah @sohumshahfilms @MumbaiFilmFest @colouryellowltd — Rahul Jain (@psycho_rj) October 10, 2018 Experience new kind of horror in Hindi cinema with superb performances, Music and cinematography! One more must watch of the month! #Tumbbad @aanandlrai @cypplOfficial @ErosNow @AjayAtulOnline @s0humshah #Tumbbad â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ — Ashish Mishra (@Mashish1303) October 12, 2018 #Tumbbad has been watched and its has been one of the most visually stunning and genre flexible film i hv seen in recent times...A first for Indian Cinema in my limited knowledge. This Friday get greedy for this experience :) @s0humshah @rahianil @jkd18 — Avinash Tiwary (@avinashtiw85) October 12, 2018 Still looking for a reason to watch it? Just when I was pretty sure that I have seen everything that a 'Horror" genre film can show, comes a film like #Tumbbad. Amazing story with awesome twists & turns. Superb production - the kinds that Indian Cinema... https://t.co/Zdd4Ee76b5 — Amit Suri (@irustima) October 12, 2018 Just saw #Tumbbad. What a film!!! Superb direction and story-telling by #RahiAnilBarve. Brilliant visuals, art direction, background music. A unique Hindi film which should be seen by people who are looking for something 'different'. Definitely worth watching ðð½ðð½ðð½ðð½ — Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) October 11, 2018 The movie hasn't been over-hyped with publicity and has no big names attached to it, but these mini-reviews are proof that a good project only needs pure talent. Go sort your weekend calendar now!
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