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  1. Ranveer Singh's mega-hit Gully Boy's famed song Apna Time Ayega is 2019's most searched song on iTunes India. The song, written by Divine and Ankur Tivari while sung by Ranveer Singh, peaked the 'Top 100 Songs of 2019' in India and it is surely...
  2. When it comes to style, it's what you make it. And the new rules are pretty much that there are none. While winter colours have traditionally always been earthier, toned-down hues, the last few seasons have seen the world veering towards a more colourful palette. And, thank God! We went through the list of the most trending hues this winter, and found you matching ones of celebrities donning the same. Earthy, with pops of colour, electric blue, baby pink, and more, playing dress up this winter promises to be anything but boring, much like this crazy, but oh-so-fun bunch of actors. __ECOMLOOKS__79__ __ECOMLOOKS__80__ __ECOMLOOKS__81__ __ECOMLOOKS__82__ __ECOMLOOKS__83__ __ECOMLOOKS__84__ __ECOMLOOKS__85__ __ECOMLOOKS__86__ __ECOMLOOKS__87__ __ECOMLOOKS__88__ View the full article
  3. Shahid Kapoor is not only reigning in B-town with his acting skills but one look at his fashion game and you would learn a thing or two on how to look zany at all hours. Be it at the airport or making a statement outside his gym, this actors throws an impact with his maximalist approach. © Viral Bhayani Recently, Shahid was spotted at the airport with his wife Mira Kapoor in an edgy outfit. But, for someone, who likes to add an outlandish pair of sneakers to his ensemble and wants to turn heads, Shahid's sneakers are all you need. Instead of taking the usual route of wearing chunky shoes, he legit made a statement in the most confusing pair we have seen on him. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani The trend of sock boots has been around for a while and we have seen many b-town celebrities rock this head-turning trend. The comfort factor of these sneakers is unmatched. That's not the only reason why these sneakers are an absolute must-have. They are flashy and make for an edgiest looking pair that is sure to set it apart from the chunky or mismatched sneakers we have been noticing for a while. We guess Shahid wanted to steer clear of his oversized sneakers and make a statement in shoes that will keep us puzzled. © Viral Bhayani They may not be an eccentric or a vibrant pair but they are definitely worth taking notice at. At a time, where strange looking sneakers are totally in vogue, this particular pair strikes a chord with us. © Viral Bhayani As for his outfit, he paired a long hoodie with dhoti like jogger pants. He was at his spiffiest best with his airport ensemble and sneakers. Currently, he is working on his upcoming movie Jersey, a remake that talks about the life and struggles faced by a cricketer. The film is set to release on August 28, 2020. Must say, Shahid, your sartorial choices are inspiring and are a fashion crash course for us. Keep it up! View the full article
  4. With celebrity outfits becoming quirkier by the day, Kartik Aaryan is someone who doesn't shy away from dipping his toes in bizarre trends. Recently, for the promotional event for his film, Kartik was seen at the airport in an impromptu dance-off with Deepika Padukone. And while at it, he was seen in the strangest cargo pants we've seen in a long time. Here, take a look: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Nov 30, 2019 at 8:42pm PST If you take a close look at these joggers, you'll notice that they are full of zip-up pockets. We think this is partly the reason why they're rather quirky. © Viral Bhayani Here's the thing. Cargos do not have that many enclosed pockets usually. Also looks like, these cargos are spacious enough to store all the things possibly you'll need for a night's sleepover. © Viral Bhayani One could easily fit in the basics like a brush, fresh undies and other knick-knacks that you'll need and you're good to go without actually feeling the need to carry a bag around. This is extremely convenient as it turns out, Kartik's decision to wear bizarre cargo pants is not just style-centric but also practical. It is rather a comfortable attire with multiple pockets, which is why you don't see him carrying a bag around. Let us know what you think about his quirky look in the comments section below. View the full article
  5. *** is great. Thatâs just a fact that no one can dispute. However, all the paraphernalia that goes alongside this great act of all humankind? Not so much. Take condoms for example. As a contraceptive option and a way to curtail STIs & STDs, they are great. Naturally, given our propensity to use them and actually enjoy the act, experimentations regarding their shape, form and secondary functions have been aplenty. But clearly, there have been instances where things went a little out of hand (bazinga!). Flavoured condoms, for instance, is something thatâs just beyond us. We get the appeal of stuff like chocolates, strawberries and bubblegum, but who came up with the bright idea of making a ginger-flavoured condom? Or for that matter, one that tastes like Chicken Tikka Masala? I mean, what were they even thinking? And then, there is the whole debate on whether flavoured condoms are safe or not. There have been numerous reports which state that flavoured condoms mess up the pH level of your partnerâs nether regions, which may cause all sorts of issues, starting from difficulty in getting wet, rashes, or even irritation. So, before you fancy getting a little playful and get a craving for involving some Hyderabadi Biryani in your bed tonight, consult your partner. In the meantime, have a look at how creative we, as a species, have been when it comes to contraception: 1. Ginger We honestly still havenât been able to figure out how is this even a thing. Who would even buy this, and more importantly, what are they craving? Kudos to the brand, however, advertising it in a cheeky way. 2.   Garlic Granted that this is not that commonly available, but again, why in the name of all things holy would you go for something like this? As a strategy to market their restaurant, the Stinking Rose did come up with a rather witty campaign. As a viable condom, though...Not so clever after all. And what happens if youâre dating a vampire? 3.   Hyderabadi Biryani We literally have no words for this. Just have a proper meal before getting amorous, guys, will you? Plus, weâre pretty sure that this was an April Foolâs Day prank, but what if it wasnât? 4. Sabudana *Rolls Eyes* Oh, here we go again. Yes, this exists. But who even likes sabudana? Is this some April Foolâs day prank that pharmaceutical companies pulled on us. Imagine going to the chemist and saying, âBhaiya, sabudana dena.â 5.  Eggplant How did we not see this coming⦠As phallic as eggplants are in their shape, and as much as we have used it in texting, we have to agree, this one is partially on us. As much as well all love baingan ka bharta, this is proof that certain crossovers are just going a bit too far. 6.   Bacon Dear pharma companies, we get the need to diversify your product portfolio, but can you please not make buying condoms even more difficult than it already is? On second thoughts, we would really like the hotline number where people leave these brilliant ideas. We have some of our own. 7.    Chicken Tikka Masala As much as we all love a really good chicken tikka masala, this is just one more reason for our partners to say no. Whoever thought that having your nether regions covered with actual spice is a good idea, needs to have a word with us. 8.    Weed If the phrase, 'getting high on love' had a physical embodiment, this had to be it. Plus, weâre not sure that its the best way to go about. 9.   Nutella Thanks for ruining this childhood favourite of ours, guys. Thanks a lot. Yes, we get how appealing the idea must have been on paper, but some things are best left on the drawing board. 10.    Scotch Whiskey Seriously, guys? Do we really need to get alcohol into the mix? Doesnât it, anyway, make things a lot difficult? Honourable Mentions: 11. Paan 12. Bubblegum 13. Pickles View the full article
  6. Anupam Kher is one of the few names that have made it big even beyond the Indian subcontinent and he often shares videos of his fans from the foreign lands. This time, Anupam took to Twitter to share a video of a female fan from Senegal. Kher was in New Yorkâs Bellevue Hospital for a shoot for the US TV show New Amsterdam where he met Ayesha and was touched by her warm gestures as a fan. He wrote, âI met #Ayesha from #Senegal while shooting in #BellevueHospital. Her honest emotions in pure Hindi touched the soul of my heart. She was so real. I will pray for her sister. Thank you, Ayesha. This is the best day of my life too. And I love the magic of Hindi cinema. Jai Ho!â Watch the post here: I met #Ayesha from #Senegal while shooting in #BellevueHospital. Her honest emotions in pure hindi touched the soul of my heart. She was so real. I will pray for her sister. Thank you Ayesha. This is the best day of my life too. And I love the magic of Hindi cinema. Jai Ho! ðð pic.twitter.com/lFxfu0YcHV â Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) November 25, 2019 In the video, Ayesha said, âMain aapki bahut badi fan hoon (I am a big fan of yours).â She also said that how meeting Anupam Kher made her day and she has watched all of his films citing the example of the 1989 film ChaalBaaz starring Kher, Sridevi and Sunny Deol. Interestingly, Ayesha was fluent with her Hindi and had a better command over the language than most of the millennials in our country. People on Twitter were impressed with her fluent Hindi and appreciated the actor for putting the video on social media. One of the users wrote, âLet's take a moment and appreciate her command on the language that is totally alien to her. That too by just watching Hindi movies. Just wow.â Check out a few reactions here: Let's take a moment and appreciate her command in the language that is totally alien to her. That too by just watching Hindi movies. Just wow. â¥ï¸ð â Doctor Outsider (@Quirky_Seelie) November 25, 2019 Amazing .. Ayesha Hindi is so clear!! So wonderful hvng met her from Senegal whilst shooting for #BellevueHosp.. âMain aapki bahut badi fan hoonâ She is blushing in glee !!! ThankYou Anupamji for breaking international barriers & for appreciation of Indians #JaiHo ð®ð³ â Neelum Guha (@zoinxy) November 25, 2019 She can speak Hindi better than me... â Bishal Chakraborty (@June12born) November 25, 2019 This is unbelievable. Amazing (almost) unaccented Hindi. Man! Is Hindi cinema THAT powerful? â Rajiv Nema Indori (@RajivNemaIndori) November 26, 2019 Wow her Hindi is better then most ppl who are born and lived in India. Amazing â bidhen (@bidhen) November 25, 2019 On the work front, Anupam Kher would be seen in Anthony Maras' Hotel Mumbai. In the movie, Kher plays Hemant Oberoi, who worked as a chef at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai at that time. Talking about his character, Kher said, "I'm the only person who is playing a real character Hemant Oberoi who was part of the tragedy. He was the chef at that time."  Planning to watch the movie? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  7. Most elite B-town celebrities have made head-turning statements in the past wearing super expensive aspirational pieces like a tracksuit worth a lakh or sneakers worth more than Rs 60,000. However, when we speak of Kartik Aaryan, his style is a perfect mix of basic wardrobe staples that makes it quite easy for us to cop. Be it for an event or promotions of his upcoming movie, the style maverick is an exception of the Hindi cine world. © The.vainglorious Mostly seen in classic blue jeans and a basic t-shirt, he never fails to make his style relatable. Just recently, he was spotted promoting his upcoming movie, Pati Patni Aur Woh. While his outfit looked equal parts of comfort and style, his sneakers, however, showcased something striking. Exhibit A © The.vainglorious © Roberto Cavalli He is seen wearing mesh panelled V1per sneakers by Roberto Cavalli. The pair is super spunky and comes with high technical craftsmanship. The sole of these sneakers is embossed with python effect and has a distinctive silhouette. It is further finished with mesh inserts. The chunky sole resembles the head of a snake and this easily passes as one of the boldest fashion choices of his. © Roberto Cavalli © Roberto Cavalli We have seen Kartik mostly in his Hummel sneakers but with this, he legit turned the tables 360 degrees and we cannot stop diggin' his look. © The.vainglorious These sneakers are a statement piece out of his ensemble and when we speak of the price, these Roberto Cavalli sneakers retail for approximately Rs. 23,000, that is keeping aside the customs and import duties, of course. Speaking of his outfit, he was seen wearing a relaxed pair of jeans and a striking bomber jacket by Ted Baker. The look and vibe of this ensemble is dressed down and will instantly inspire you as well to add it to your fashion game. Truly, Kartik, you have impressed the fashion police yet again. View the full article
  8. While we haven't completely recovered from the damage of the thick smog blanket, there is another trouble in-line for the people living in the Capital. As per a recent report, the city's water is toxic and unfit for direct consumption. According to a Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) study, around 11 samples of tap water from the Delhi region failed the BIS test. This leads us to one conclusion and that is Delhi has the poorest water quality. © BCCL Delhi's water is extremely toxic and isn't fit for drinking, suggests the study. Besides the Capital, Kolkata and Chennai also failed 10 out of 11 quality parameters of the test by BIS. Also, samples were gathered from 17 other state capitals which were also found out to be unfit for drinking according to the specifications of ''Indian Standard (IS)-10500:2012'' for drinking water. However, Mumbai topped the list and has the highest-ranked quality of water in the country. All the 10 samples of the city's tap water passed the BIS test. And, Hyderabad claimed the second position with only one sample failing the test. Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan: Mumbai tops ranking released by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for quality of tap water. Delhi at the bottom, with 11 out of 11 samples failing on 19 parameters. pic.twitter.com/3nuLuXAuqw — ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2019 “Mumbai tops the ranking released by the Bureau of Indian Standards for quality of tap water. Delhi at the bottom, with 11 out of 11 samples failing on 19 parameters,” said Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan. According to Indiatimes, Paswan also said, “Stringent actions cannot be taken as the quality standards for piped water at present are not mandatory. Once it becomes, we can take action.” "None of the samples drawn from 13 of the state capitals -- Chandigarh, Guwahati, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Jammu, Jaipur, Dehradun, Chennai, Kolkata --complied with the requirements of the IS," added Paswan. © BCCL The solution to this issue is to make compliance of quality standards for piped water mandatory across the country. The ministry has written to state governments in this regard, Paswan told reporters. First the air and now the water, it's high time we start thinking about what we are doing to the environment. If this doesn't call for urgent measures, we don't know what does! View the full article
  9. If you're like me who grew up playing EA's original Need For Speed Most Wanted, then you already know that it's probably the best racing game of all time. Not only was it the best car racing game of its generation, but it's also been the best Need For Speed game all these years, even though we've seen an abundance of NFS racers. After a rather disappointing release of 2017's Need For Speed Payback, EA decided to drop the new Need For Speed Heat this year. Honestly, I wasn't really excited to play the new NFS game when I saw the trailer. It felt like just another futile attempt to recreate the franchise's glorious days. But now that I've spent a lot of hours with the game, I think it's safe to say that it's one of the best Need For Speed games I've played in a long time. 1. Gameplay © Ghost Games/Electronic Arts As soon as you'll start playing Heat, you'll quickly realise how much it resembles a lot of racing games out there. Not only does it combines the elements of some of the older Need For Speed games, it feels as though the developers have taken a lot of inspirations from titles like Forza Horizon. But the fact that they've packed it in a "Day" and "Night" format is just impressive. You get an option to race during the day when it's all about sanctioned street racing and cop-free tracks or take your whip out during the night which is all about illegal underground street racing. So if you want a thrilling cop chase, then you'd probably be better off driving at night. During the day, the game feels more like Forza Horizon. © Ghost Games/Electronic Arts The fact that you can choose to drive whenever you want and participate in whichever race you want, with or without cops' intervention, got me hooked. If I am in a mood to, say, sit back and have a relaxing time racing, then I'd pick the day. But racing during the night, trust me, is a lot more difficult than you think. Just like any other Need For Speed game, you have different 'Heat' levels in the game. Higher the heat level, the more aggressive the cops will become. Even with a Level 3 heat level, I wasn't able to outrun the cops and had to pay a hefty fine to get out. It becomes more difficult when you're in the middle of a campaign mission and cops start chasing you. I'd also like to point out that you can play the game both online or offline, but you'll make a decision before jumping into the game since there's no seamless transition between the two as found on some other games like Forza Horizon. 2. Graphics © Ghost Games/Electronic Arts Graphics hasn't really been an issue when it comes to the Need For Speed franchise. Well, the NFS Heat looks better than every other NFS game. Visually, I am a huge fan of the way the game looks at night. Palm City is just a different world at night, dripping with neon lights and signboards everywhere. It also rains a lot in the game, and makes the game look that much better with wet roads that reflect the neon lighting of the city. It's just fantastic. Palm City is inspired by Miami and I think it's perfect for street racing. The map itself is quite big and simply cruising along the roads, gazing at some cool spots like space center, an abandoned racing oval, etc. is a lot of fun. And if you're tired of that, just transition to night time and get into a cop chase to add more spice to your gameplay. © Ghost Games/Electronic Arts You can also customise the way your cars and even your character looks. Yes, you get to choose an avatar and fit him or her with cool merch courtesy of brands like adidas. It's just an added touch of fun and makes it a bit visually appealing as well. And you don't necessarily have to run the game to customise your car. You can download the Need For Speed Studio app on your phone and do it while killing some time. 3. Cars & Customisation As I mentioned, NFS Heat allows you to customise both the cars as well as the character. More than the character, obviously, the level of customisation which you can achieve with cars is simply amazing. As someone who likes to spend an equal amount of time customising the cars inside the garage as much as riding it outside, it's quite awesome. The game will also let you use the same car for all kinds of races, so you no longer need to have multiple cars in your garage just to get into races like drifting. You can simply go to the garage, add the necessary tires from your inventory and get going. The game's upgrade system is also a massive improvement from what we've been seeing all these years. © Ghost Games/Electronic Arts One of the biggest additions to the game is the ability to swap engines. It's quite an interesting thing because you can essentially increase the overall potential horsepower of the cars without having to settle for a mediocre number. Heck, you can also tune your exhaust and you bet I spent a lot of time playing around with it. 4. The Final Say So, is the Need For Speed Heat worth your time and money? Hell yeah! Look, it's not a perfect game by any means. In fact, it's not bringing any radically new to the table. Need For Speed Heat is all about combining different elements from different races and presenting it as one helluva package. Yes, the game's campaign could have been much better since the main story isn't the one that'll stay with you after you beat it. © Ghost Games/Electronic Arts Apart from that, I think the developer 'Ghost' has finally come up with a Need For Speed title that's much better than what I expected. If you ignore the mediocre storyline and the far-too limited soundtrack, I think the Need The Speed Heat is a kickass game. Not only do I think it's the best NFS game this generation, but it's also the one that I had the most fun playing after the original NFS Most Wanted. View the full article
  10. India is going places with a ton of achievements in her kitty, and it's all thanks to the people who have played their part to put India on the global map. Now India, and especially the National Capital have yet again bagged global limelight but unfortunately, there is nothing to celebrate about it this 'achievement'. © Reuters Delhi has now officially become the most polluted city in the world as per the data shared by IQ AirVisual (https://www.airvisual.com/), a Swiss establishment that gathers global air-quality data. That's not all, two other Indian states have made it to the top 10 most polluted cities list, with Kolkata on the eighth spot and Mumbai in the tenth spot. © Reuters With three of the country's metropolitan cities on this list, it's some achievement that the country has unlocked. Yet, this one we cannot be proud of. Rather, imagine the amount of shame and criticism this is bound to bring our way. “Delhi experienced its longest period of hazardous air pollution on record during late October and early November 2019,” AirVisual said. “For nine consecutive days from Sunday, October 27, 2019, overall Delhi air quality was in the hazardous zone, a level at which the entire population is likely to be affected.” © Reuters With four Chinese cities also on the list, it's another association that the two countries can now shake hands over, and perhaps seek fraternity over. View the full article
  11. If there's one thing that we have learnt from Shahid Kapoor, it's his fashion game that is sure quite easy to cop. Though when it comes to his sneakers, we have only hoped to own one because of the heavy price tag his sneakers have. From wearing the biggest sneakers to making a statement in a chunky pair, he has given us goals and is a true sneaker God. © Viral Bhayani But, wait. What if we told you that finally, we do have a pair from his stellar collection that's super affordable? Yes, recently as Shahid stepped out of his gym, he was spotted wearing flashy white sneakers that are worth only Rs 4,000. Don't believe us? Take a good look below. © Reebok © Reebok He is wearing lite lace-up sports shoes by Reebok. These sneakers have a lace fastening with a rubber sole and a mesh upper that has top-down ventilation. The cushioning of this pair is built for stability and comfort. This minimal yet a classic pair makes for one of the best choices during a workout or for your running session. The actual price of these sneakers is Rs. 10,000 approximately but is currently available at a great deal of Rs. 4,000 on many online websites. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Truly, it's more than relieving to have finally found a pair that's not just stylish but also affordable for our pockets. This is how you do your savings right! Must say, Shahid, you made our day! View the full article
  12. Aside from her bowling heroics,Mair also has an affinity for the bat. Photo: Central Districts Twitter New Zealand bowler Rosemary Mair may have bowled the most flawless over in cricket history when she returned figures of 4-0-4-4, including a...
  13. Our cover star for November, Sidharth Malhotra is gearing up to come out all guns blazing, as he prepares for his upcoming release, Marjaavaan. And boy, the sartorial statements he and his stylist, Akshay Tyagi have been making for the past couple of weeks, have been delightful. © Instagram/sidmalhotra Just a few days ago, he was spotted wearing a pair of Jimmy Choo's that took the obsession with 'dirty sneakers' to a whole new level. © Instagram/sidmalhotra This time around though, he stepped out to promote his film in one of the most badass spiked sneakers we have seen this year. © Manav Manglani The sneakers that Sidharth is wearing, come from the French high fashion brand, Christian Louboutin. What really gives us the buzz is the rather cool and hip manner in which the toe cap of the sneaker is studded with spikes, making it one insane pair of sneakers. The flat-soled sneakers are an iteration of their famed, Orlato line of sneakers and are called the Louis Junior Spikes Orlato. They normally retail for $950, or Rs. 68,000, and are available in a variety of colours. © Christian Louboutin Mind you though, there are the hefty import taxes and customs duties that you'll need to pay, so be ready to shell out something to the tunes of Rs. 80,000 - 85,000, if you are planning to buy these pairs. © Christian Louboutin However, they are totally worth the cost. Not only do these sneakers have a very flamboyant aesthetic to it, they also have a rather subtle, dandy-esque character to them. The construction of the sneakers stand out with its spikes and jacquard fabric, and a rather visually cool mix of calfskin and patent leather. It would make for a perfect addition to anyone's closet. © Instagram/sidmalhotra Coming to the rest of the overall outfit that Sidharth is wearing, we have to say that although we aren't that big a fan of fabrics with velvety textures, it does look good on Sidharth. However, the corduroy suit does not hold a candle to the statement piece that the sneakers are. All in all, this is a rather dope outfit. Kudos, Akshay and Sidharth! This is a job well done. View the full article
  14. Ayushmann Khuranna is one of the few good and most humble people in Bollywood, no one can even argue with that. He's like the whole package - a great actor doing incredible movies, and just a great wholesome person in general. Just by looking at him, you get the vibe that he's just a very nice guy who will never, ever behave like a 'celebrity' even though he's one of the top actors in the nation right now. It's been a while I haven't done a Twitter chat. Aaj mauka bhi hai aur dustoor bhi. #AskAyushmann — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Today, he decided to do an AMA on Twitter and asked people to tweet to him with the hashtag #AskAyushmann. The AMA is still very much going on while I'm writing this, but he's already replied to a bunch of people and his responses have proved once again why he's so deserving of the love he receives from everyone. From talking about everyone from SRK to Aamir Khan to his Brother Aparshakti, and even sharing some of his poetry, I can guarantee that it's the best thing on Twitter today. That's cute. I really want to. I'm an SRKian and in #bala I've given a tribute to him in my own sweet way. ð https://t.co/YkDGkdBuuT — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Wah wah! Sigh. That's a major part of my bucket list. Waqt mil jaaye toh Zindagi ji loonga thodi aur usi se lafz ban jaayenge.ð https://t.co/z34O2aIlmz — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Speaking of poetry. à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सॠसवाल à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सा à¤à¤µà¤¾à¤¬ हॠà¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सॠमà¥à¤°à¥ नà¥à¤à¤¦ मà¥à¤ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सा à¤à¤ à¤à¤¼à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¬ हॠà¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सॠमहासाà¤à¤° मà¥à¤ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सा हॠà¤à¤¬ हॠमà¥à¤°à¥ हà¥à¤¸à¤¿à¤¯à¤¤ à¤à¥à¤ भॠनहà¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ हॠलाà¤à¤µà¤¾à¤¬ हà¥à¥¤ -à¤à¤¯à¥à¤·à¥à¤®à¤¾à¤¨ https://t.co/Z39Dugz0Y6 — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 What a great answer. Shukriya ansh. God has written a good script of my life I guess. #gratitude https://t.co/1NQpEbwEeo — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 This is my favourite tweet. Mummy pinniyaan bhejti hain Chandigarh se, usse taaqat mil jaati hai thodi. https://t.co/u0JWYAIVCk — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 What a great brother. He's a self made guy. Supremely talented. I'm his worst and the best critic. And he inspires me with his energy. Very proud of his journey. Best brother in the worldð https://t.co/wXi07MtD1m — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Come, we'll all give you a hug. No. I'm a hug person. ð¤ https://t.co/3Gg59iOCJE — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Self-love is the best love. #bala dekho. Khud see Pyaar Kar baithoge. Self love is everything. #AskAyushmann https://t.co/ZE3bve0mAH — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Two people who know how to choose a script. ððð I'm a huge fan of @aamir_khan sir's work and I'm always learning from him. He is one of the greatest icons of Indian cinema and he is a huge inspiration to me. I met him on the sets of dangal and was in awe of his simplicity and clarity of thought.ð https://t.co/3fHF6MZsCJ — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Aise hi. Aise hee likh diya. ð https://t.co/gMfIiCMx9b — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 What kind of secrets? That there are a lot of happy secrets inside . 𤭠https://t.co/XCt4iqyHYN — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Raghu, everyone's fav. I love all three. But @tweetfromRaghu has a very special place in my heart. ðð https://t.co/F3d9xjAAiM — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Why does that look like SRK on the cover? Currently I'm reading Lie With Me by Philippe Besson. https://t.co/xFy6oSO9tw pic.twitter.com/0ekvb4NbLs — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 That's a lot of time. #bala is the most challenging one. Took 2 and a half hours to get ready with prosthetics and shot in the north in the peak of summers. And secondly you need a lot of empathy to portray a complexed character. https://t.co/rEaV2FcfvY — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Go find it, bro. Yaar ek toh maine lehnga pata nahi kahaan rakh diya hai. https://t.co/M4vztWKfrF — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 Can't wait to watch. I hugged @amarkaushik and called Dinesh Vijan and told him that this script is a gold mine. #bala https://t.co/NkpSekgXfR — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019 View the full article
  15. When it comes to style, it's what you make it. And the new rules are pretty much, that there are none. While winter colours have traditionally always been earthier, toned-down hues, of late they have been veering towards a more colourful palette. And, thank God! We went through the list of the most trending hues, and found the 10 that we could see ourselves flaunting this winter. Earthy, with pops of colour, electric blue, baby pink, and more, fashion in winter 2019/2020 promises to be anything but boring. Off-white White with a hint of beige, off-white anything is versatile enough to be worn with just about everything, and is a welcome change from boring pristine whites. Wear an off-white shirt with matching pants, and a slightly beige-r blazer, and add a pop of colour with a bright pocket square. __ECOMPRODUCT__257__ Hazel A more seasoned, softer offshoot of brown, hazel or tan to simplify it, will be the go-to colour for many a stylish men this winter. Mix 'n match with darker tones, or just go for it head-to-toe. __ECOMPRODUCT__258__ Avocado Green It was only a matter of time before the ever-popular Avocado would inspire its own trend, and the surging popularity of Avocado green this winter is a clear nod to the same. We can see ourselves wearing this green shirt with a printed blazer and linen pants. __ECOMPRODUCT__259__ Deep Purple This regal tone is a cross between a deep brown and burgundy, and one of the hippest colours fashion has thrown our way this year. A velvet deep purple blazer worn with a white shirt and jeans will floor everyone. __ECOMPRODUCT__260__ Orange-ish Red A brighter, lighter shade of red in a sea of deep reds, this orange-ish red hue is perfect for every fancy shindig you're headed to this winter. So be it an orange-ish red silk kurta with matching churidars or an orange-ish red crewneck worn under a blazer, or even a silk shirt, reinvent and wear this however you please. __ECOMPRODUCT__261__ Baby Pink This soft, feminine colour is the perfect way to add a touch of softness to your look. A well-tailored baby pink shirt tucked into grey pants, and a blazer in either grey, blue or white is how we'd do it. __ECOMPRODUCT__262__ Powder Blue We can't quite put our finger on it, but this colour takes us back to the 60s for some reason. A washed out hue of blue, but still dapper, we could see ourselves wearing everything from shirts to turtlenecks and blazers in this tone during the day. __ECOMPRODUCT__263__ Bright Yellow Eye-popping bright yellow is just what we needed to combat the dark, gloomy days that winter so often brings. Wear a printed bright yellow shirt with pants, or go for a v-neck sweater worn over a polo tee and light grey jeans. __ECOMPRODUCT__264__ Electric Blue Electric Blue took centre stage at all the biggest fashion weeks across the globe this year, and we were in love. Not for those who don't like their clothes flashy, we'd sport this colour as a rich silk shirt, tucked into matching long shorts, but in tweed. __ECOMPRODUCT__265__ Royal Purple Royal purple is another of Autumn/Winter 2019's more regal shades. More night than day, wear royal purple shirts in silk, and also get matching pocket squares to go. __ECOMPRODUCT__266__ We hope this was helpful if you were looking to inject a bit of whimsy and fun into your wardrobe this winter. Here's hoping your winter is as colourful as our guide! EXPLORE MORE View the full article
  16. Kartik Aaryan is keeping busy these days shooting the film, Pati, Patni Aur Woh, which is probably why he's maintaining the all-new, boy-next-door moustache, true to his character. However, once in a while, when he takes an off for a couple of days, he shaves the stache off because his quirky personal aesthetic is very different from the character he's set out to play. For example, recently, he shaved off his stache for an event and was back with a signature Kartik Aaryan outfit, styled by Priyanka and Kazim, otherwise known as The Vain Glorious. They put together a pair of black ripped jeans from Diesel with an olive green Henley along with a jacket, both by John Varvatos for Kartik Aaryan. © Viral Bhayani But what was fascinating about his outfit was the fact that his sneakers from Tod's are the weirdest looking sneakers we've seen in a while. The trim of the silhouette is unusually wide and the midsole wedge too is so wide that the pair looks less like shoes and more like a prosthetic added for fun. © Viral Bhayani This comes as no surprise as Kartik Aaryan has worn something out-of-the-box previously on many occasions, case in point the time he was seen wearing glow in the dark sneakers and the time when he wore zebra crossing coordinated joggers. So we can't help but wonder what the rest of Kartik Aaryan's wardrobe looks like. View the full article
  17. Abhishek Bachchan may not be a fashion connoisseur but when he makes an appearance, he never fails to make a statement with his sartorial choices. Then be it his relaxed airport garb or event looks, his style never goes unnoticed. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Recently, he was spotted with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya at Mumbai airport. While the whole family was at their fashionable best, Abhishek's sneakers sure stole the thunder. He legit wore two different sneakers and it easily qualifies as the most fly pair we have seen. © Seakerbardetroit © Seakerbardetroit The sneakers that AB is wearing are Off White x Air Jordan 1. Most sneakerheads worldwide have been hoarding these sneakers, thanks to its four different laces that make this pair a standout. Depending on what mood you are in, you can change the overall look and feel of the shoes. © Seakerbardetroit © Seakerbardetroit Furthermore, these sneakers have Bulls inspired colour scheme along with the '85 on the inner ankle flap. The deconstructed design of this pair makes it look super edgy AF. The best part? They are available for Rs.13,399. © Viral Bhayani These sneakers have sure earned AB the brownie points and added an oomph factor to his basic attire. He was spotted wearing a slogan hoodie with relaxed blue jeans. Must say, your choice of sneakers is quite fly and we are totally diggin' it. View the full article
  18. There isn't a doubt that Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most loved celebrities in India and also, across the globe. The Badshah of Bollywood's birthday was celebrated all across the globe. Burj Khalifa was also lit up with a special message for Shah Rukh on his birthday yesterday. Meanwhile, the whole Bollywood wished SRK for his special day, from Karan Johar to Ayushmann Khurrana, Madhuri Dixit, Kartik Aaryan, Bomana Irani and many others. However, here's how SRK's neighbour and a colleague took to Instagram to share a warm birthday wish for Shah Rukh Khan in the cutest possible way. Have a look- View this post on Instagram Happy bday khan Saab. . Hamare industry ka king khan @iamsrk A post shared by Chulbul Pandey (@beingsalmankhan) on Nov 2, 2019 at 12:38pm PDT He shared a video where Salman Khan along with Sonakshi Sinha, Sohail Khan, Aayush Sharma, Maniesh Paul, Jacqueline and Warina Hussain sang 'happy birthday' song for SRK. Towards the end of the video, you can hear Salman Khan saying, "Abe tujhe phone kiya tha... phone toh utha leta mera..." on which Sonakshi says, 'Very bad... very bad..." Shah Rukh Khan and Salman have worked on many films together in Bollywood and were last seen together in 'Zero' where Salman made a special appearance for a song in the film. But we as an audience have enjoyed them both in iconic films like Karan Arjun, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and many more. View the full article
  19. Call of Duty has always been about an over-the-top campaign with big set-pieces and a simple storyline. The franchise took a break from the campaign last year as Activision looks to reboot the Modern Warfare franchise. We've been playing the game for the past week and found it to be the most disturbing, thought-provoking and tactical game in the franchise. Both the campaign and multiplayer modes are good at what they offer while there are some issues that need to be addressed. We played the game on both PlayStation 4 and PC, however, had different experiences on both platforms. © Activision Speaking of the campaign, the story is by the most shocking experience you will have in a first-person shooter game. It presents the realities of Modern Warfare and does not paint a defined picture. The game follows through hard with the “One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter” trope. It showcases excessive violence, harsh realities of war and certain situations that the general public does not get to see on daily news channels. While the story is shocking, there are some predictable moments in the game as Modern Warfare has a very similar “No Russian” mission as 2009's Modern Warfare 2. While the game is set in today's war-torn society, the bad guys are still the Russians and terrorists. However, at its heart, Modern Warfare does have an anti-war message that can be taken seriously towards the end of the game. Even the Michael Bay-inspired over-the-top explosions and set-pieces are no longer present in the game, giving the story more weight than ever before. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the campaign that lasted for a total of six hours. The graphics and cut-scenes look ultra-realistic and look even better on PC. While the PC version has its own issues, the game still looked pretty good. Certain RTX enabled features such as enhanced lighting and shadows looked particularly crisp. Having said that, the PC version does have noticeable stuttering issues in cutscenes. This stuttering issue would suck the joy out of the experience as the cut scenes are the true soul of this game. Thanks to cross-save and cross-progression, we continued the campaign on the PS4. © Activision After finishing the game, we came to one conclusion that the campaign could have been braver. The game does show horrors of war where the lines blur between innocent civilians and terrorists in a war-torn fictional middle-eastern country. We do get to see some shocking moments in a flashback sequence where you play as a child and have to witness a chemical attack on a town. As a child, you have to overcome the death you see around you and escape by killing a full-grown Russian dude in your own home. It was a very emotional sequence that hits you hard towards the end of the flashback. We wished the campaign showcased more situations and implications of war in sequences that would have a profound effect on us. Multiplayer We've been ranking up in the multiplayer ever since we got our hands on the game and you can read about it in more detail here. We go into details about what we love and hate about this mode in the first few days of the game. However, Infinity Ward has now updated the game, addressing many of the issues we pointed out. Game audio has now been made better and some guns are now less overpowered than others. Unlike previous games, you have to be more cautious when you go near objectives. © MensXP The pace of the game is slower and we do not recommend you rush your game as it would more often lead to losses. Being a slower-paced game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer mode also encouraged a lot of camping. This may not be everyone's cup of tea, however you can always adjust your game. Not rushing into rooms will save you from being killed by claymores. Due to this very reason, the developers have now brought back minimal that was missing earlier. Once we made the switch in our gameplay, we started getting 30-31 kills in each game while maintaining a positive kill-death ratio. © Activision Ground War still doesn't make sense to us as the mode does not fit Call of Duty's multiplayer style. Since the buildings cannot be brought down, you will often find hordes of players camping the objective, making it impossible for you to turn the game around. We also mentioned in our first impressions how Killstreaks can ruin the mode and we highly recommend you read it at your own leisure. The Final Say Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has its own minor flaws, but is still a highly playable game. The campaign has a fresh take on story-telling in the Call of Duty franchise while the multiplayer mode has its own pros and cons. If you are looking for a first-person shooter that satisfies your addiction, Call of Duty Modern Warfare is the game to play this year. The game is out now for consoles and PC via digital and offline retailers. You can also get the game as a bundled package if you are looking to buy a new NVIDIA RTX graphics card. View the full article
  20. Xiaomi has been on a roll this year with smartphone launches and the Redmi Note series got a new update two weeks ago. The Remi Note 8 Pro was one of the smartphones launched by the company that features an all-new chipset, quad-camera setup and a premium design - all for Rs 14,999. While no smartphone is perfect and every device comes with its own issues, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a strong contender for being the most reliable smartphones in this category. It offers more features than some of the premium smartphones and is now updated with features that make it a complete smartphone, let alone a budget device. Here's our review of the Redmi Note 8 Pro and why it's the most reliable device you can get right now. Design and Display © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Redmi Note 8 Pro now comes with a more streamlined and premium design than ever before. It has a glass back with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 and has a more subtle design as compared to its predecessor. It is elegant and not too jarring as compared to other smartphones that come with flashy colours or gradient designs. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is also larger than its predecessor which may be a deal-breaker for some or an upgrade for many. At the back, you have a camera module that houses three sensors and the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is right below the last camera sensor in the module and can be a bit confusing to use as you can smudge the sensor. It takes time to get used to it as there isn't much to differentiate between the camera sensor and the fingerprint sensor. Ideally, we would have loved to see some distance separating them, but it seems like Xiaomi prefers a more uniform look. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla At the bottom, you will now find a USB-C port which has been a long-requested feature for the Redmi Note series. Xiaomi was using the micro-USB port for the Redmi Note series until now and this is a welcome change. For Indian audiences, Xiaomi has also included a separate microSD slot for expandable storage. This feature is not available in the Chinese variant of the smartphone, making it an exclusive feature for Indian customers. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three colours i.e. Halo White, Gamma Green, and Shadow Black where the 'Halo White' colour is by far our favourite. The Gamma Green also looks awesome but is an acquired taste. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla In the display department, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a bigger 6.53-inch FHD+ display and has a notch at the top that houses the selfie camera. It has a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels and a screen to body ratio of 91.4%. The display itself is good enough for casual video streaming and watching videos in general. The display also supports HDR content which is rare to find on smartphones in this price range. The overall brightness of the display is sufficient enough to use directly under the sun and it can go as high as 635 nits. The panel itself peaks at 460 nits in auto mode which is more than enough for outdoor use. In terms of colour accuracy, the display does deliver reliable contrast levels. However, the colours are not as accurate as we would like them to be. The overall tone of the display is blue where even the white colour has a bluish hue. The cyan levels are also quite over-saturated which can be an issue for fussy people. Apart from these minor issues, the display is reliable enough for gaming and videos as the colour accuracy issues are not too extreme. Cameras © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup at the back and a 20MP selfie camera in the front notch. The primary sensor is a 64MP shooter co-developed by Xiaomi and Samsung, while other camera sensors include an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens. Overall, the camera performs better than expected and takes images with some great detail especially in the 64MP mode. We were also quite surprised by how the smartphone performed in low-light conditions while using the night mode. For a smartphone that costs less than Rs 20,000, the Redmi Note 8 Pro does an incredible job at taking pictures. The portrait mode also has drastic improvements while the macro mode needs slight improvement to capture more detail. The camera app also comes with cool editing tools such as replacing the background on portrait images, the sky replacement feature for landscape images and other cool filters you can play around with. For portrait images, you can even adjust the bokeh level post taking the image or add effects such as light trails to make it more interesting. Check out our camera samples below to see for yourself: Performance © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone in the series that comes with a MediaTek chipset rather than the usual Qualcomm SoC. The MediaTek G90T is the first chipset by the company that promises good gaming performance and is clocked at 2.05GHz. It's a 12nm chipset which may not be as efficient when it comes to power efficiency as the 10nm chipsets by Qualcomm. The smartphone comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM depending on the model you pick. We were using the 8GB variant during the course of our review and it performed well in all our tests. We would have liked it to be on par with Qualcomm chipsets but unfortunately, that is not the case. The Redmi Note 8 Pro scored 495 (single-core) and 1533 (multi-core) in Geekbench 5 tests. It may not be an impressive score when compared to flagships, but is still reliable enough to use the smartphone as a daily driver. While gaming, we recommend using the medium graphics on PUBG mobile as the smartphone will last longer and not drop any frames during gameplay. In extreme settings, the game is still playable but you may experience some overheating issues. The battery size on the Redmi Note 8 Pro has also been upgraded as it now comes with a 4500mAh battery. That enables the smartphone to last at least one full day on a single charge and up to 1.5 days with moderate use. The battery can also be fast-charged at 18W with the bundled wall charger and takes about 1.3 hours for the same. You can also use any power delivery charger with the Redmi Note 8 Pro and it will charge at the same pace. The Final Say The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a good, reliable smartphone that gets the job done for power users. There are minor issues with the smartphone that we can live with as the smartphone delivers more than its worth. It comes with a great camera that can take incredible images and performs well when it comes to gaming and battery life. While the design of the smartphone is premium, we would have loved to see the fingerprint sensor placement to be distinguished from the camera sensor. Overall, if you aren't looking to spend a lot of money on a smartphone and yet want a reliable device, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the one you're looking for. View the full article
  21. Arguably one of the greatest players to grace football, Lionel Messi has been a vital cog in the Barcelona setup over the years. From goal-scoring records to clinching coveted trophies, the Argentine has undeniably taken the Spanish giants to new heights. But, Messi hasn't been at his usual prolific best this season. Owing to injuries, and probably a sign of ageing catching up with the master footballer, Messi managed to play just four games in the La Liga this season. While many were worried about the form of the Argentina forward, Messi silenced the naysayers with a brilliant outing in his fifth appearance for Barcelona in the Spanish league this season. Taking the field against Real Valladolid on October 30, the 32-year-old successfully led the visitors' rout of 5-1 at a jubilant Camp Nou stadium. The Barcelona talisman didn't just look fit, but appeared to be in ominous form as he scored two goals and produced as many assists to the sheer joy of the home crowd. © Reuters After defender Clement Lenglet opened the scoring for the hosts within two minutes from kick-off, Kiko Olivas brought Valladolid level with a brilliant finish in the 15th minute. But, while the equaliser would have surely got the visitors to dreaming of an upset, the genius of Messi, which eventually killed the contest, quashed the hopes away of the fans. Messi set up midfielder Arturo Vidal in the 29th minute to put Barcelona in front. And, just five minutes later, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner scored a brilliant goal via a free-kick himself, finding the back of the net from 25 yards out with an inch-perfect curler to beat Jordi Masip in front of the sticks. Video does the talking ðð»ð¥ #Messi pic.twitter.com/NR0ehQ4hU6 — Calvin (@CalHignett) October 29, 2019 Taking a 3-1 lead at half-time, Barcelona piled up more misery on the visiting side. The 75th minute saw Ivan Rakitic setting up Messi who clinched his second of the night. Two minutes later, Messi produced another assist, this time feeding a brilliant pass to Luis Suarez who made it 5-1, capping off a perfect outing for Barcelona. While a strong performance by the Catalans would have surely been satisfactory for their fans, it was Messi whose magic and his return to form that had everyone talking. Having scored two goals against Valladolid, Messi took the tally of his club career goals to 608. His twin strikes at Camp Nou also saw him going past his arch-nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo who has 606 goals to his name. © Reuters Also, while Ronaldo achieved the feat in 813 games, Messi reached 608 goals in just 695 appearances for Barcelona. Apart from creating a new record for most goals scored by a footballer in his club career, Messi also achieved the milestone of 50 free-kick goals (club and country) following a brilliant curler against Valladolid. He has scored 44 goals through free-kick for Barcelona, while six have come in national colours. Impressed with his masterclass at home, that propelled Barcelona to the top of La Liga table with 22 points in 10 games, manager Ernesto Valverde admitted that he has "run out of words" to describe Messi. "What else can be said about him? I've run out of words. We always know that he will appear, whatever the match. His talent isn't comparable to anything; the reality is that every time he touches the ball, something special happens. I just don't know what to say," Valverde told reporters after the match. View the full article
  22. There's only one thing that I'm completely sure of - Ryan Reynolds can never be boring. It's literally impossible for him to not make anything and everything he does funny or sarcastic, he will always be there to make everyone laugh with his movies and his social media posts. This time, he had a great congratulations poster for another comic book movie. Basically, Joker crossed Deadpool to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie and well, Ryan took that in his stride. He found a great way to commemorate Joaquin Phoenix's Joker breaking Deadpool's record and it's just so in character for him. Just look at the poster he especially got made for the iconic villain. R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren't like the ones you're used to... pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019 The picture does go perfectly with what Ryan had to say about losing the record, but he also didn't forget all the other high-grossing R-rated movies in the process. © Twitter There's Deadpool, of course, then Neo from The Matrix, Pennywise from It, Jesus from The Passion Of The Christ. Next up is Ryan's BFF Hugh Jackman, and I love how it just says his name instead of his character. There's no Wolverine, it's just Hugh. Then, there's The Wolfpack from The Hangover, Mr.Grey obviously from 50 Shades of Grey, and finally, there's Ted. © Twitter He just said 'You motherfucker' to Joker and it's like the message is signed by all the characters mentioned above. The heart emoji is a good touch. Along with poking fun at Deadpool's record being broken, he's basically making fun of the entire concept of filmmakers and directors sending out congratulations posters when another movie surpasses there. A recent example for that would be the posters James Cameron shared after Avengers: Endgame beat Titanic and Avatar. Coming back to the poster, this obviously got a lot of love. I mean, it's Ryan, he'll always get a lot of love for anything he does. @GraceRandolph And you called it. Aperfect, very RR response with a hunk of respect and humor. — Shannon (@Super_Shanko) October 25, 2019 Exactly. The way I see it, he's comedically talking down to the film. Like, he's jealous that Deadpool isn't on top anymore. But again, in a funny way. He's actually congratulating it. — David Mirea (@davidm_logan) October 25, 2019 Martin Scorsese, what's good? When the top 2 highest grossing R rated movies of all time are both based off of Comic Book Characters: pic.twitter.com/p16A5YqU4y — Gates Guarin (@GatesGuarin) October 25, 2019 Yes, for sure. This wouldn't have happened if they let Pikachu say the f word — 101Leafy (@101Leafy) October 25, 2019 What a great reaction picture. pic.twitter.com/UPyhp3oI8h — Eugen Kagan (@EugenKagan) October 25, 2019 Love it. heroes supporting clowns we love to see it — Twitter Movies (@TwitterMovies) October 25, 2019 Best response. pic.twitter.com/2eAxRccm0R — Kah (@KahSlv1) October 25, 2019 He's probably already prepared everything for it. I'm pretty sure @VancityReynolds is dreaming to do that scene dressed as deadpool — Martín Díaz (@diazetin) October 25, 2019
  23. When writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons co-created the Watchmen comic in the 1980s, their intention was to snatch back the concepts of larger-than-life heroism and portray a realistic, gritty and as a result, much more human exploration of what it means to be a vigilante. © DC Comics/Dave Gibbons/Alan Moore Gone was the plot armour and detachment from real life - every part of the 12-issue series held immense implications for not just heroism and justice, but the very world and politics that gripped the Cold War insecurities of 1986. The aftermath of the book (and Zack Snyder's 2009 film adaptation) has left the world in a strange place - free of fossil fuels and nuclear warfare, but plagued by divisive politics, racial prejudice and deep-seated conspiracy. © HBO/DC Comics This is Watchmen's core idea, and one that's been simmering in American society and politics for generations, especially when it comes to issues of race. Although previously explored by the X-Men franchise, HBO's Watchmen brings into question some very real historical events, and isn't afraid to get close and personal with them. Watchmen is primarily set in an alternate-universe 2019, but the opening scenes take us to a fairly unfamiliar time and place - the Tulsa race massacre of 1921. The conflict behind the scenes involves malevolent, white racists and a wealthy black community in the state of Oklahoma - although it could stand in for any number of atrocities committed by white communities against black people in America. The theme is in-your-face right from the beginning of the show - making a statement for itself that comes off as a little forced, but you're given a clear message here: “This is what the show is going to be about. We're being clear with you.” While the opening scenes have their own poignant, dramatic storytelling, Watchmen does leave viewers a bit confused - where do costumed heroes enter into this? The answer is slowly, yet definitively explored by the prime character of Season 1 - Angela Abar/Sister Night, brought to life by the Oscar-winning talents of Regina King. © HBO/DC Comics In a world where the police wear masks to protect their identities and squid rains from the sky (nice little nod to the comics there), Angela juggles her two personas - the ex-cop with a family on her shoulders, and the badass vigilante with a steelclad resolve - fairly comfortably. It's in this situation that her world begins to turn upside down, and a mysterious past begins to pull her towards a conspiracy. © HBO/DC Comics Just like Alan Moore did, 30 years ago - which is where the choices made in this adaptation start to make a little more sense, especially when you take a closer look at the career of director Damon Lindelof. A Vigilante's Perspective Lindelof enjoys playing with perspectives in his work, like he did in Lost, and Watchmen offers a sort of narrative playing ground that few other series can match. In the new series, Lindelof's skill shines through the mid-season point, where we begin to break off in satisfyingly timed intervals to discover the lives of characters far removed from the concerns and worries of Angela. © Reuters One of the most odd and curious examples of this is Jeremy Irons' performance as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias in little cutaway sequences. Here we see the ex-vigilante live an eccentric life as the owner to a massive countryside estate where he toys with the lives of his seemingly-brainwashed attendants. It's funny, and helps break the tension of Angela's story - even though it is a bit macabre. © HBO/DC Comics Through these sequences, we're given intimate glimpses of the characters within this world, and through the characters' own deceit and human flaws, our understanding of them is broken and repaired again. It makes for wholesome, realistic storytelling that better mirrors real life. This Is (Not Necessarily) America All of this sounds great, which it is, except for the fact that the series rarely if ever strays from its core of American socio-political issues. The international audience is left dangling with little in terms of cultural anchors to hold onto - despite the issues being real, expecting someone on the other side of the Earth to care about KKK supremacists is a bit of a stretch - but this is a story that could only be told in America, after all. © HBO/DC Comics The classical banner of American superheroes has always been grand and statuesque - a (usually white) man perched high above a glittering metropolis. What Watchmen aims to do is to rediscover this perspective. Not from those who have always, in a sense, looked down upon society, but from those who have had to fight an uphill battle from the beginning. 'What does it mean to be a black superhero today? How does race relate to saving the world? Perhaps most difficult to answer - how do we interpret this story in relation to the actual events of racial violence that have been reported across America for years?' We'll just have to follow Angela, and discover the answers for ourselves. The treatment might occasionally seem clunky and unfocused, but this is certainly a brave new horizon to chart in big-budget TV - and we recommend that you stay around to see how it ends. Watchmen airs on Star World, starting 24th November - don't miss it. Rating: 7.5/10
  24. There's something to be said about dimly-lit, soundproof rooms. Wait, hold your wayward thoughts right there. We are not going down that dark alley peppered with contraptions where the lines between pain and pleasure get blurred. Instead, we're talking about the ones that feature cushioned furnishings, with LED lights peeking along the aisles that guide us to the seats which promise to keep us entertained for the following couple of hours. With a fancy mix of action, generous amount of comic relief and a good sprinkling of drama and dance numbers, Indians sure know what makes their taste buds sing when it comes to movies. That's probably why desi movie-goers ensured that Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War enters the Rs 300 crore club in less than a month, and makes it to the seventh spot on the top 10 most successful Bollywood movies of all time. Check out the complete list of the 10 most successful Bollywood movies of all time here. 1. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion © Arka Media Works One of the greatest cinematic productions that came out of the Indian film industry in 2017, Baahubali 2 surpassed every single box office record and went on to become the #1 most successful film of all time with lifetime earnings that go as high as Rs. 1,810 crore! 2. Dangal © Aamir Khan Productions A super-entertaining sports drama that enraptured millions of movie-goers in 2016, Dangal holds the second spot on the list and surely deserves it. Featuring some really good talent from the industry, and inspired by the journey of the Phogat family, this one was a winner. 3. Sanju © Vinod Chopra Films With box office earnings that were four times the film's budget, Sanju was one of 2018's most successful films besides also being a highlight of Ranbir Kapoor's 12-year-old career. He earned a lot of critical acclaim for his performance, though many thought it was an attempt to white-wash Sanjay Dutt's public image. 4. PK © Vinod Chopra Films Another Aamir Khan starrer on the list, PK did wonders at the box office not only when it came to grossing some good bucks, but also in terms of challenging the society and its ideologies. PK was a complete package in every way, with trademarked Aamir Khan touches to it. 5. Tiger Zinda Hai © Yash Raj Films This list just wouldn't have been complete without a mention of Salman bhai's name on it, so here it is. Sallu Bhai's Tiger Zinda Hai was really well received by fans and earned almost three times the budget amount, despite coming out four years after the first movie of the franchise came out. 6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan © Salman Khan Films Another Salman Khan starrer on the list, and one that sure as hell tried to do its bit at furthering cross-border friendship with our neighbours. The film went on to bag a worldwide box office earning that was almost 10 times the original budget. What more is there to say post this? 7. War © Yash Raj Films The newest entrant on the list, we are sure Hrithik and Tiger have all the reasons to celebrate this Diwali. Don't you think? 8. Padmaavat © Bhansali Productions Despite being surrounded by controversies, Padmaavat bagged Rs 400 crore worldwide and became one of the highest grossers of 2018. People couldn't stop raving about Ranveer's performance in the film, while Deepika won a million hearts as the royal queen Padmavati. 9. Sultan © Yash Raj Films Yet another Salman Khan film on the list, this not only shows the kind of movies our country prefers, but also throws some serious light on the kind of fan following Bhai truly enjoys in India. 10. Dhoom 3 © Yash Raj Films Perhaps one of the most thrilling movies of the series, we couldn't get enough of Aamir's antics in the film which almost tripled its worldwide earnings owing to all the action-packed sequences the film had to offer. Let us know if your favourite movie made it to the list or not.
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