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  1. Date nights during this ongoing pandemic can sometimes be tricky if distance is the dampener. While going out for movies is a luxury we all have forgotten and also crave, thanks to the magic of the internet, it is still possible to catch a movie with bae while you both are miles apart. Here are some romantic Punjabi movies which are easy to understand and also easily available on OTT platforms for the next date night: 1. SufnaThe last 2 years have seen Punjabi star Ammy Virk rise up high in terms of his music, selection of movies and his highly anticipated Bollywood debut in 83. Sufna is a very simple, sweet love story between two people struggling with their own circumstances and dreaming of being with each other. A really good pick for that movie date night. 2. Laung LaachiIf you haven’t watched the movie then you obviously have heard this song and danced to it at some point of time last year. Starring the gorgeous Neeru Bajwa in the lead role, this is a simple tale of a woman and a man trying to make sense of life after an arranged marriage gets them together. The husband tries to woo his wife and help her chase all her dreams. This movie is a good reminder that dreams that are fulfilled together, bring two people closer than ever. 3. QismatI like to call it the Punjabi version of Rockstar , or something on those lines at least. The fact that a super hit song inspired the makers to plan and produce a whole movie is proof enough that besides being a wonderfully made movie, the songs of this film are something that need to be on your playlist. 4. AfsarAnother innocent tale of two people trying to get together in a world full of people with cruel intentions. This is an old-school romance movie and hence it is perfect to watch it with bae when all you want is some mush with that tub of popcorn. 5. Manje BistreThis two part romcom stars Gippy Grewal and Sonam Bajwa in the lead roles. The romantic tale follows a man who falls for his sister’s friend while she is already engaged to another man. A lot of confusion follows as love blossoms in between. View the full article
  2. Farhan Akhtar has directed some great films like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, and many more over the years. He has proved that he is not only a great director but an even better actor with a fair amount of fan-following. He has donned many roles in his career in the film industry and is known for his performances in many films. We haven’t seen much of him and would want to see more of him as he is an extraordinary actor despite the fact that he has given some flops in the past few years. So, here is a list of Farhan Akhtar movies that prove he should act more often- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag The film was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar played the role of Milkha Singh in the film. The movie is a story based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion runner. No one could have played the role of Milkha Singh better than Farhan Akhtar, the film was a blockbuster and left us all impressed. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Zoya Akhtar’s ZNMD is a film that we still can watch over and over again. Apart from giving us some major friendship goals, this movie gave us some major life lessons that we can’t forget. Farhan Akhtar played the role of a writer who is in search of the meaning of his life. Rock On Farhan Akhtar made his debut with this film and went onto become a super hit and garnered a huge fan following. The whole country was mesmerized by Farhan’s performance in the musical drama. Dil Dhadakne Do The film is a comedy-drama released in the year 2015 and Farhan Akhtar plays the role of a journalist who works abroad. The film was directed by Zoya Akhtar and also stars Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, and Ranveer Singh in key roles. The Sky is Pink The movie is based on the life of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, who died in 2015 when she was 18 and was born with immunodeficiency disorder. Farhan Akhtar played the role of Aisha’s dad in the film alongside Priyanka Chopra who played the role of her mother. View the full article
  3. Ajay Devgn has done over 100 films and has been in the industry for the past many years now. Just like any other actor, he has also given many flops in his career. He is one of the topmost actors in the industry and has a huge fan following. He made his debut with the film Phool Aur Kaante and won a Filmfare for best male debut actor. So, here is a list of Ajay Devgn flops that disappointed the audience- Baadshaho Budget – 90 Crores Box Office Collection- 123 Crores The film was set in the 1975 emergency period and revolves around 6 people who take advantage to pull off a heist worth millions. The film failed to impress the audience and couldn’t match the expectations of the critics. Action Jackson Budget – 75 Crore Box Office Collection- 90.37 Crores Prabhudeva's directorial venture was an action comedy that couldn’t impress the audience. The Film starred Yami Gautam, Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role but even this stellar cast couldn’t keep the audience hooked to the screen. Satyagraha Budget – 68 Crores Box Office Collection- 65.7 Crores The film stars Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal amongst others in the film. The film revolves around a plot where Dwarka Anand serves prison time for assaulting a corrupt official while trying to get compensation for his dead don. Himmatwala Budget – 68 Crores Box Office Collection- 65.7 Crores The film was one of the biggest hits of the year 1983 and the songs of the film made people fall in love with them. But the remake of the film did exactly the opposite and made people cringe to another level. The remake starred Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah in the leading roles and we wouldn’t recommend anyone to watch this one, ever! Rascals Budget – 45 crores Box Office Collection- 49 Crores The film tanked at the box-office and wasn’t critically acclaimed. The film’s story revolves around two con artists who fall in love with a girl and try to win her over. However, an old victim kidnaps her to get his money back. View the full article
  4. Kartik Aaryan is an outsider who has now become a well-known Bollywood actor and filmmakers like Imtiaz Ali and Karan Johar have placed their bets on him. He struggled during his initial years when he came to Mumbai and many auditions later he got Luv Ranjan’s Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011. His journey in Bollywood is one to be looked upon and he has only done a handful of movies in and he is getting his due with each passing film. He is one actor who cut through dynasty and discrimination to carve his success in the industry. So, here are 5 Kartik Aaryan movies that define his career in Bollywood- Pyaar Ka Punchnama Pyaar Ka Punchnama is a Luv Ranjan directorial and a romantic comedy that won people’s hearts. The movie starred Kartik Aaryan, Raayo S. Bakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Sonnalli Seygall, Nushrat Bharucha, and Ishita Raj Sharma in the film. The film’s storyline revolves around three bachelors and their love life. The film was a hit and was able to capture decent numbers at the box-office. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 This film was also directed by Luv Ranjan and the storyline of the film was similar to the lines of the first part. But this time this romantic comedy was something that the audience was looking forward to. This film made everyone notice Kartik Aaryan and that’s how his journey of stardom started playing a role. Also, part 2 performed better on the box-office and Kartik Aaryan won millions of hearts. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Now, we all want a best-friend like Sonu who’d care so much for us and pull us out of all problems. Also, the comic timing of the character in the film is entertaining to an extent that even if some scenes don’t make sense, you’ll still have a good time. However, every-time you watch the film you’ll realize that the film is a love story about Sonu and Titu and Sweety is playing a supporting role. Pati Patni Aur Woh The film stars Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, and Ananya Panday in the lead role. The plot of the film revolves around how a married man, who is happy in his married life, started feeling infatuated to another woman who is career-oriented and fashionable. The film is problematic on many levels but still worked at the box-office. Luka Chuppi The film stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. The film focuses on many aspects like how to live in relationships are still taboo in small towns. The story revolves around how the protagonists' parents find out about their live-in relationship and their whole life turns into chaos. View the full article
  5. The ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood is known for his performances and choice of films in the industry. Over the years he has grown his fan-following and people love him for many reasons and not just his acting. His career is testimony to how consistency and hard-work can enable a human being to fulfil all his dreams. This man has explored many genres when it comes to his films and has aced most of them. He has also done many films with a social message and those films are also well-received by the audience. So, here is a list of Akshay Kumar films that have a social message- 2.0 The science fiction film directed by S. Shankar is a sequel to the 2010 film Robot. The film storyline revolves around the effects of cellphone radiation and it’s after-effects on birds. The film starred Rajnikant and Akshay Kumar played the role of an antagonist. Padman The movie starred Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, and Sonam Kapoor in the lead role. The film was based on the taboo of using sanitary napkins. The story revolves around Laxmi, a man who fights to spread awareness regarding the usage of sanitary napkins. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha The film starred Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role. The movie was based on a story of a man’s fight against society to install a toilet in his house for his film. The film’s aimed to create awareness regarding sanitation in houses. Oh My God In the film, Akshay Kumar essayed the portrayal of Lord Krishna. The movie revolved around Indians who are superstitious and how people still believe in bizarre logic. The film focused on creating awareness around spreading awareness about religious rumors. Aitraaz This film didn’t carry a social message prominently but this film focused on harassment and eve-teasing. In the film Akshay Kumar's boss blackmails her and harasses him. The film starred Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra and was critically acclaimed. View the full article
  6. Science fiction movies made in Hollywood easily catch our attention and draw huge numbers, because of their VFX effects and great editing skills. Even though in India, there are sci-fi movies that became massive hits at the box office, some of which include Mr India, Krrish, PK etc, there have also been times when Bollywood Sci-Fi movies tried too hard and failed miserably. Here are 6 such movies. Watch them at your own risk! 1. Love Story 2050 © Dolphin Media House Drona is a superhero movie, which isn't 'super' on any level. The movie comes with extravagant VFX that was believed to path-breaking and plausibly a hit for the box office, but can you imagine a superhero wearing a sherwani and performing a fight scene? In this movie, an orphaned boy Aditya realises that he has been bestowed with the mystic source of cosmic energy since he belongs to ancestral warriors. The plot was so awful that no director dared to make such a movie in Indian Cinema, ever again. 4. Alag © T-series The common malaise of lack of sleep is what led to the making of a movie like Sona Spa. The movie encourages people to not pop sleeping pills or drink alcohol to get sleep but instead come to the world of Sona Spa, where young women are paid to sleep on your behalf. The twist in this movie is that when these girls do so, they get access to your dreams and deep secrets as well. Now, even if you haven't been able to catch some sleep, this movie will definitely put you down, it's that bad! 6. Aa Dekhen Zara View the full article
  7. Hrithik Roshan is known as the ‘Greek God’ of the industry and he is also a heartthrob of Bollywood. He has given us some amazing films like Super 30 & War recently but in the past, he has done blunders just like any other Bollywood actor. He is one actor who has surprised us by keeping a well-toned body throughout his journey in Bollywood. Also, his fitness regime has often motivated his fans to become better and make a better physique. He gave his Bollywood debut with Amisha Patel in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and the movie turned out to be a hit. The film left the audience impressed but then, he gave some flops that were total disasters and made the audience think twice before watching his films. Mohenjo Daro The film starred Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead role. The story of the film revolves around a farmer who travels the city of Mohenjo Daro and grows to fall in love with a rich woman. The film was declared a flop as it didn’t make much money at the box-office and also couldn’t impress the audience. Kites The film starred Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan in the lead roles. The storyline of the film revolved around a dance teacher who marries an immigrant woman so that they could get a green card. But, when they meet again, they fall in love with each other. The film disappointed the audience and apart from the songs of the film audience didn’t find anything worthwhile. Mai Prem Ki Diwani Hun The Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan starrer film are still talked about and made fun of as both the actors overacted in the film. The film’s story wasn’t that bad but the movie turned out to be a cringe-fest due to Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan’s overacting in it. Mujhse Dosti Karoge The movie stars Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherji in the lead role. The film’s plot revolves around a bizarre storyline of how Raj falls in love with Tina after she writes him emails every day after he has moved overseas with his family. However, he is unaware that Pooja is the one writing the emails to him on Tina's behalf. The film couldn’t do numbers at the box-office and tanked badly. Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage This film starred Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel in the lead roles. The film did not impress the audience at all and flopped at the box-office. The film revolves around the story of a girl who desires nothing more than love in life and wants to get married to Rohit (Hrithik Roshan) but her family doesn’t agree and created problems for them. Her father wants her to get married to a family friend’s son and would stop for nothing. View the full article
  8. One of the most talented actors of our generation, Rajkummar Rao has an incredible range when it comes to playing different roles. From serious roles in movies like Shahid (2012) to pulling off something as difficult as a Comedy-Horror genre in Stree (2018), the man can do anything. It is probably because of his exceptional acting skills that a great deal of work he puts behind the scenes, normally goes unnoticed - the body transformations that he goes through for his roles. © Twitter/Rajkummar Rao In an interview with Hindustan Times, Rajkummar said: “I want to push the envelope and nothing else. If my character demands me to lose or gain weight, I just do it. That’s what I expect from myself and what people expect from me, and I’ve been doing that.”Here are the most incredible Rajkummar Rao Body Transformations: 1. Trapped (2017) © Phantom Films When he made his Bollywood debut, Rao had the physique of a regular guy, a body with not a lot of well-defined muscles but also without a big tummy to brag about. But when he agreed to do Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped he decided to commit to his character of Shaurya, a man struggling to stay alive after he unknowingly locks himself up in a high rise building without foot, weather or electricity. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@rajkummar_rao) Over the course of the movie, a change in his appearance could be seen. He wanted to show what starvation could do to a man and so he stopped consuming food and water in real life just like his character Shaurya would in the movie. For 22 days, his daily diet consisted of two carrots and black coffee. 2. Behen Hogi Teri (2017) © Rajkummar Rao By the time of shooting for this film began, Rajkummar had already covered up for all the lost weight and muscle mass. The actor believes in living a healthy and active life and has spoken about how he likes to workout daily. So, backed by a healthy, protein-rich diet, he was able to revert to his well-developed physique and even managed to bring out some muscular pecs and visible abs as well. 3. Bose: Dead/Alive (2017) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@rajkummar_rao) While the web-series revolved around Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s coverup and the mystery of alleged death, there were two things that Rao went out of his way to make his role look more convincing. First, he shaved off half his head. Second, he put on 11 kilos within a month and a half in order to look like the political leader. For this, he went absolutely crazy with whatever unhealthy food he could get his hands on. Burgers, pizzas, fried food, ghee, you name it and the actor was munching on it. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@rajkummar_rao) And even though the idea of eating unhealthy food over a month non-stop, sounds fun, for someone who isn’t used to such a lifestyle, it can be a difficult task. Rao confessed that his weight continued to rise, he felt more and more lethargic and “unlike himself”. What’s more impressive is that once the shoot was over, he lost over 10 kgs within a month as well. For this, he went on an extensive workout and diet regimen which included him to do cardio and weight training for three hours every single day of the week. And throughout the day, all he ate was a protein-rich dinner after his training. Also Read: Shahrukh Khan’s 2014 Workout & Diet Plan When He Got ‘Eight-Pack Abs’ For ‘Happy New Year’ View the full article
  9. Katrina Kaif has successfully dismantled clichés in Bollywood as she is an outsider and made it huge in the industry. She couldn’t speak Hindi and still became a big name in Bollywood along with winning the audience’s hearts. Also, she is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry and she has evolved as an actress over the years. Katrina is known to work on her strengths as an entertainer and has also made smart choices when it comes to her career. So, here’s how she evolved in the film industry as an actress and turned her limitations into strength- Namastey London © Viacom 18 This film was a turning point in Katrina Kaif’s life as she gave around 4 back to back hits- Namastey London, Apne, Partner and Welcome. In this film, Katrina played the role of a spoiled British Indian girl who was loved by the audience. Not only her performance but her chemistry with Akshay Kumar was a hit factor in the film. Race © Tips Industries In this film, people started noticing her even more and she got a lot of acknowledgement for her dance moves in the songs- Zara Zara Touch Me and Khwab Dekhe. Since then her acting graph has been going upscale in the film industry. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara © Excel Entertainment In this film, Katrina Kaif was already an established name in the industry and was paired opposite Hrithik Roshan for the first time. This film turned out to be a huge hit and to date, this film can be re-watched multiple times. Also, Katrina Kaif brought in a certain kind of freshness to her character as Laila and we all loved her. Ek Tha Tiger © YRF In this film, Katrina Kaif has paired with Salman Khan once again and the film broke all records on the box office. It’s a given that Salman fans watched the film as they always do and made the film one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. Phantom © Sajid Nandianwala This Kabir Khan directorial won appreciation as the film’s storyline was loved by the audience. Katrina Kaif’s performance in the film was also appreciated by critics and she once again shared screen space with Saif Ali Khan. View the full article
  10. When a Bollywood movie is made, there's so much that goes into it, before it hits the big screen. Besides the riveting script, detailed setup and appropriate costumes of celebrities, there's a lot of trivia that we never get to know. If you are a movie buff but have missed out on these interesting facts about some of your favourite movies, here's a list. 1. Lagaan © Aamir Khan Productions Lagaan was one of the highest-grossing movies of 2001. In this movie, the village commoners agreed to play one hell of a cricket match with the Britishers, in a bid to waive off the unjust taxes. The cast naturally needed international faces and so this film recorded the highest number of British actors in it. Besides that, another trivia is that the first-ever cut of the movie was about 7.5 hours long. 2. Kal Ho Naa Ho © Dharma Productions We all know how Kal Ho Naa Ho had a tragic ending, but watching such a heart-wrenching scene wouldn't be as easy for SRK's kids and as per reports, Karan Johar made a special edit to the ending of Kal Ho Naa Ho for the sake of the kids, and the scene shows Aman flying away. Well, we totally believe it! 3. Dil Chahta Hai © Excel Entertainment A cult classic, Dil Chahta Hai went on to become a blockbuster with a story that revolves around three close friends. Director Farhan Akhtar struck a deep chord with the audiences, due to an amazing story. However, a lesser-known fact is that the original script was written in English by Farhan Akhtar, and was later painstakingly re-written in Hindi. 4. Koi Mil Gaya © Film Kraft The first instalment of Krrish, Koi Mil Gaya garnered rave reviews for its interesting storyline. In this movie, the ending shows that Jaadu leaves Rohit, with all the superpowers intact. But in reality, the movie had an alternate ending, where all the powers are taken away from Rohit. But since Rakesh Roshan wanted the audience to get good vibes only, the climax was changed and the rest, as they say, is history. 5. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai © Film Kraft The Greek God of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan's debut in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai is unforgettable. This movie became a massive hit, to an extent that it was added to the Guinness Book Of World Records, as it received a plethora of awards and the lucky number was 92! There's also another trivia that the glasses he wore in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai were the same as he wore in Koi Mil Gaya. 6. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara © Excel Entertainment Because ZNMD had most of the scenes shot in Spain, there was a tourism hike of Indian tourists travelling there by 32%, post the release of this movie. That's the power of Bollywood movies! 7. Rockstar © Eros International Imitiaz Ali's very successful movie, Rockstar, also had some interesting elements. It is said that the movie was shot in reverse and the first shot was the climax of the movie because the filmmakers wanted to ensure that Ranbir's hairstyle does not get messed up while shooting. 8. Rang De Basanti © YouTube/Indian Cinema Talking about a spooky fact in Rang De Basanti, there's a scene where Sue looks at a watch and the time shown is 7:30 PM and it's the same time when legendary Bhagat Singh was sentenced to death in real life, and in the movie too. View the full article
  11. Costumes speak volumes about characters in Bollywood movies. Be it, Ranveer Singh, playing the role of a mischievous Bittoo in devil may care attire or Sonam Kapoor acing the extravagant couture in Aisha, the eclectic wardrobes of celebrities strike a chord with the audiences and electrify the screen alike. Let's take a look at these seven movies that gave us the most memorable sartorial moments. 1. Bombay Velvet © Phantom films Even though Bombay Velvet tanked at the box office, the efforts of Niharika Khan, the costume designer, stood out. Since the movie is set in the late sixties, Anushka and Ranbir's costumes detailed the '60s pop culture. For the uninitiated, Anushka wore 140 costumes in this film. Think beaded, blingy gowns and long trains with intricate handwork and headpieces with gloves. The amalgamation of daring colours, dapper suits with brooches, and glamorous dresses, looked quite exquisite. 2. Bajirao Mastani © Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films The movie was a magnum opus, and the costumes used in the movie were nothing less than mesmerizing. Bajirao Mastani starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, is a 'historical epic romance' showcasing beautiful costumes and accentuating the opulence of that period. Designer Anju Modi deserves a shoutout, for curating a wardrobe, adorned with intricate details that highlighted the nuances of each protagonist in the movie. 3. Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ram Leela © Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films Sanjay Leela Bhansali has certainly made a mark in the industry to get a second mention within this category. It's almost unbelievable that he maintains the grandiosity of his characters in every film. Ram Leela is a turbulent love story and the costumes in this movie, even though relatable, has a unique elegance of their own. Be it Ranveer's dhoti pants coupled with vibrant shirts and jackets or Deepika's heavy lehengas, the vibrant hues made the movie immensely vibrant. The outfits were tailored to perfection and the meticulous work made it sartorially elaborate. 4. Gully Boy © Excel entertainment Director Zoya Akhtar sure pulled a neat 180 with a movie like Gully Boy. The movie was shot in the underbelly of Mumbai and in order to add authenticity and realism, costume designer Poornamrita Singh cut out the extravagance and showcased the reality from the streets of Mumbai. This made everything relatable for the masses. Think oversized jackets, basic T-shirts, sleek pants. Besides the music and screenplay of the film, the outfits played a big role in maintaining the gritty spirit of the film. 5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani © Dharma Productions Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hit a jackpot at the box office and became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Kabir AKA Bunny, played by Ranbir in the movie garnered a huge fan base not just for his character, but also for the costumes donned by him in the film. The actor gave us definitive proof that nerdy glasses, ripped jeans, plaid shirts and elegant suits will never go out of style. Even Deepika's glamorous avatar in the latter half of the movie was highly lauded. Truly, Manish Malhotra and Samidha Wangnoo scored brownie points for this one. 6. Gangs Of Wasseypur © Anurag Kashyap Films When a movie is based on a gangster drama, you would expect the characters wearing fake wayfarers and lousy shirts. But, Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur stands out even when it comes to the costumes of the film. Besides garnering a cult following for its iconic characters, dialogues, and music, the movie went on to make the humble 'Gamcha' famous, to such an extent that the whole cast flaunted it at the Cannes Film Festival and made an outlandish, rustic style statement. 7. Jodhaa Akbar © AGPPL © AGPPL The list would be incomplete without the mention of the historical drama, Jodhaa Akbar. Besides the riveting story, the movie is a sight to sore eyes when it comes to fashion. Set in the 16th century, the movie is about a love story between the Mughal Emperor and the Rajputana Princess, and they both did justice to their characters. Aishwarya's jewellery in the movie, made in actual gold and semi-precious stones, weighed almost 400 kg, while Hrithik's heavy headgears doused in pearls along with intricate traditional attire were some of finest picks of costume designer Neeta Lulla, when it comes to royal menswear. View the full article
  12. The world is becoming a weird place by the day. Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that a film that was basically shot like a high budget softcore porn film like 365 Days would find a platform on Netflix. We also couldnât have imagined that the movie would get such a fan following and be so popular. © Netflix If youâve seen the film, you pretty much know why exactly the film is so popular. The erotic thriller, in spite of having a Rotten Tomato score of just 30 per cent currently tops Netflixâs most-watched list. This all thanks to the extremely realistic lovemaking sequences in the film, which, actually is most of the film. Certainly not something that you would like to watch with your family. © Relativity Media This got us thinking, what are some other films like 365 Days that one can watch. Turns out, there are quite a few risque films like 365 Days, that are actually good films, and have a story, great cinematography. You know, other aspects than two people going at it. We selected 6 other films that are as titillating but with better stories, and are better made. 1. Don Jon Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed and played the lead in this American rom-com film. Staring Scarlett Johansson, and Julianne Moore, the film is revolves around a character who is addicted to porn, inpsite of having a rather hyperactive *** life. 2. Fifty Shades Of Grey This one just had to make the list. The Fifty Shades books were all everyone was talking about in the early to mid 2010s. Naturally, the film too had piqued everyoneâs interest. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan the film, apart from some really steamy lovemaking sequences, actually has a decent story. Plus, the cinematography is great as well. 3. Addicted Addicted is actually a good erotic thriller. Although the film starts off rather novicely, and shows a rather happy setting of a family, it takes on a darker turn through the fault lines that modern day familial relationships have developed. 4. White Girl White Girl is a very dark erotic thriller, that frankly gets a little disturbing at times. Leah, the protaganist of the film picks up a drug habit, and falls in love with her dealer. What ensues is a gory, but beautifully shot series of sequences that shows why, certain kinds of highs are best if avoided. 5. Nymphomaniac Volume 1 & 2 The final part of Lars Von Trier's Depression trilogy, Nymphomaniac was preceded by Antichrist and Melancholia, two of the most disturbing films ever to have been made. Nymphomaniac follows the story of a woman whoâs a diagnosed nymphomaniac, who recounts her rather adventurous life. The reason why we recommend watching the films, is because it actually lays bare the fact just how complicated and ultimately, conventional human relationships can get. And yes, of course, there are tons of steamy scenes which further extend the hypothesis that the trilogy tries to put forth. 6. Cruel Intentions The first Cruel Intentions, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon will genuinely go down as a classic. The film isnât as much of a thriller as it is a drama. However, that does not take away from the fact that it is rather raunchy, and slightly unnerving at times. View the full article
  13. We have said it before, and we will say it again - although a film may initially draw audiences because of the star cast, and the names of on-screen talents, it is the director who ensures that the film is made so well that audiences keep on coming and buying tickets to watch the film. It is the director who ensures that a film, crosses the 200 or 300 Crore mark. © Viral Bhayani There are a few director siblings who are responsible for some of the most iconic films we have in Bollywood today. Now, when we say iconic, it is not necessarily in a good way. There are a few filmmakers, who have given us movies, that are âiconicallyâ bad, as in we donât really know how on earth were they approved. But they are few and far between. © Eros International The more pertinent point here is that there are a few great director sibling pairs, who have actually given us a few great films. This begs the question, is there a gene for storytelling that runs in their families? We think that probably, there is. 1. Abbas & Mustan Burmawalla © Viral Bhayani Of course, we have to start with the most iconic pair of sibling directors, Abbas & Mustan. Now, we agree that their films arenât as pathbreaking or critically acclaimed. However, if you look at their filmography, youâll see that the duo has done a lot for Indian cinema in terms of storytelling, and action films as a genre. Some of their films include titles like the Race trilogy, Khiladi, and Baazigar among a plethora of others. 2. Zoya & Farhan Akhtar © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors Do we really need to spell out why this particular pair of sibling directors are on this list? Zoyaâs filmography does not need any words, it is just fantastic. Clearly, she is one of the most talented directors we have today. As for Farhan, he single-handedly changed the course of Bollywood movies with Dil Chahta Hai & Lakshya. We genuinely wish we could see Farhan in the directorâs chair, more often. 3. Anurag & Abhinav Kashyap © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors Keeping aside oneâs political inclinations, there is really point in arguing over the fact that at one point in time, Anurag Kashyap was the face of parallel cinema in India. Anurag really pushed the envelope when it comes to Indian Cinema, and the kind of stories that we could tell on celluloid. Gangs Of Wasseypur, Paanch, Black Friday, Gulaal, Raman Raghav 2.0 - all these are films that practically lived on our tongues. Abhinav Kashyap on the other hand, reimagined the âCop Filmâ as a genre, with Dabanng. Sadly though, his next and final directorial venture, Besharam was a disaster. However, if we see the scripts that he has written since then, weâre pretty sure that he will do well when he finally gets to sit in the directorâs chair. 4. Farah Khan Kunder & Sajid Khan © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors Okay, this is a bit of a conundrum. Farah Khan as a director has sort of perfected the formula of a masala family entertainer, which, in spite of being a little over the top, were genuinely liked by the audience. She is iconic in that sense. Sajid Khan, on the other hand, has mastered how to make a senseless comedy that you cannot watch with any intelligence. We seriously donât know how or why is this the case, but Sajid Khan, at the end of the day, is also a âdirector,â in an iconic way - how not to be one. 5. Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Bela Bhansali Sehgal © Viral Bhayani Bet you didnât see this coming, did you? Sanjay Leela Bhansali is well, Sanjay Leela Bhansali - a filmmaker who has shown how to make one magnum opus after the other. Whether you like his films or not, you cannot deny that he knows how to set up a scene, and how to make some of the most visually stunning films that just makes us gasp. His sister, Bela Sehgal, is also a director. Her directorial debut, Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi was actually a great rom-com film, which had a poignant story. Unfortunately, it did not do well at the box office, and that was that. 6. Rohit & Hriday Shetty © IANS/Viral Bhayani Yup, Bollywoodâs most commercially successful director, has a sibling whoâs also a director. While Rohit Shetty is known for films that are full-on masala entertainers that somehow always make well over 100-150 Crores. Hridayâs filmography is rather different. They arenât exactly parallel cinema, and neither are they mainstream films - theyâre a hybrid of some sort. His filmography has titles like Chaalis Chauraasi, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon and Ravi Kishan, Pyaar Mein Twist starring Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, among a few others. 7. Yash Raj Chopra & Baldev Raj Chopra © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors If there is one pair of sibling directors who have shaped Indian Cinema as we know it today, it has to be Yash Raj Chopra & Baldev Raj Chopra, or BR Chopra as he is popularly known. Between the two of them, the films they have directed can quintessentially be defined as Indian cinema. If you look at their respective filmographies, youâll see names that have not only shaped Bollywood, but also how they have defined how we consume visual entertainment. 8. Imtiaz, Sajid, & Arif Ali © Viral Bhayani There was a time when Imtiaz Ali was considered the director to work with. He still is one of the best directors of the current crop. There is just something about his way of telling a story that just resonates with everyone. His brothers, Arif Ali & Sajid Ali have also been credited as directors. Arif is also an accomplished screenwriter and has worked on a number of notable projects. View the full article
  14. Bollywood is known to have deep connections and influence, as far as the fashion industry is concerned. When these celebrities ace a particular style, it instantly becomes a sartorial statement that also inspires us to experiment. But in some cases, even these celebrities have made fashion blunders which honestly didn't go unnoticed. From wearing satin shirts to showing off overly long pants, here's a look at all the real gaffes of these celebrities. 1. Shahid Kapoor In Kismat Konnection © Youtube/Rahul Arora Kismat Konnection failed at the box office for multiple reasons but one of them was definitely the costumes of this film, mainly the song Move Your Body Now. Shahid wore a satin grey shirt teamed over satin pants and three satin ties. We have no explanation either. 2. Aamir Khan In Secret Superstar © Youtube/Bollywoodfolks Aamir Khan's brilliant acting skills in Secret Superstar made it a massive success. But that aside, one can't fail to look at Aamir's outfits in the movie dressed in tight fitted jeans, emblazoned with blingy patches on his T-shirts or sweatshirts. Even though it was meant to be a character trait, it can easily be labelled as a cringe-worthy fare. Add to that, his heavily gelled hair with blonde-coloured spikes. 3. Dil Dance Maare - Tashan © YRF Films Tashan, despite being a multi-starrer movie, failed massively at the box office. Even though the songs of this movie were able to make an impact on the audience, a quick scroll through their looks in the song, and you would notice the worst outfit pairing and disastrous colour combinations. Moreover, the accessories used in this song were just unnecessary and over the top. Quirky fashion, gone too far? We reckon. 4. Honey Singh In The Xpose © Youtube/Bollywoodmasala Honey Singh did wonders in so many of his songs, but wait till until you watch Xpose. His marvellous looks in this film. where he is seen emulating Pran, is as hilarious as it can get. We don't even want to get started on Himesh Reshammiya's looks for this movie! 5. Salman Khan In Judwaa and Tere Naam © MD Productions Salman Khan has made us cringe, not just in one but many movies. Remember, Judwa when he wore a cropped Ganji with leather pants and a golden belt? Yeah, we feel your pain too. Then comes Tere Naam, where his greasy hair with middle parting made us want to bang our own heads. 6. Akshay Kumar In Kambakkht Ishq © Pinterest/Gia Even the Khiladi of Bollywood has proudly shown us some of the worst trends in movies, case in point, Kambakkht Ishq, when he wore tight scarves in a lot of scenes, studded jackets, long pants and ugly boots that didn't fit his persona, at all. Also, the idea of wearing neon pants back in the day for Aflatoon and the trend of sheer T-shirts, unless you're doing an avant garde editorial shoot, is just a big NO. 7. Aamir Khan In Rangeela © Youtube/Eros Now Even though the movie name says it all, whether it was absolutely essential for Aamir to dress like a canary, is a topic we continue to debate from time to time. 8. SRK In Duplicate © Dharma Productions In Duplicate, we digested the double role concept, but not the outfits. Dungarees were seen a lot back in time but the weird usage of it with cheetah print, leather dungarees and long necklaces still take our sartorial senses to a dark place. View the full article
  15. Careers in Bollywood are no longer defined by any kind of set boundaries. Most professions become more fluid as people try their hands at different kinds of roles. For example, just like a few directors have also acted and played major roles in films, singers too have tried acting and have excelled at it. Here is a list of 7 singers who also have acting careers on the side. 1. Anup Jalota © IMDB Anup Jalota is an Indian singer better known for his work in the Hindu devotional music industry, producing bhajans, Urdu poetry, and ghazals. He is also popularly known as the 'Bhajan Samraat'. While he has forayed into acting before, his recent role in Paatal Lok as a politician has been critically praised as a clever casting choice attributing to the singer's great acting skills. 2. Shirley Setia © IMDB Known for songs like Koi Vi Nahi, Jab Koi Baat, and Tu Jo Mila, singer Shirley Setia is from Auckland, New Zealand originally. After establishing a singing career, the singer has a couple of acting projects lined-up as well. Her film Maska just came out and another one of her films, Nikamma is going to be out this year. 3. Arun Kanungo © IMDB Arjun Kanungo is an Indian singer, composer, actor, and entrepreneur. He is a trained method actor from Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York. Recently, he was seen in a short film by Terribly Tiny Tales called Half Of My Heart. 4. Meiyang Chang © IMDB The Indo-Chinese singer, Meiyang Chang rose to fame after his stint on the Indian Idol. Post that, besides singing, he has also dipped his toes in acting with films like Badmaash Company and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. 5. Hard Kaur © IMDB Taran Kaur Dhillon, popular for her stage name Hard Kaur, is an Indian rapper and hip hop singer; as well as a playback singer. She has also ventured into Bollywood with films like Patiala House. 6. Himesh Reshammiya © IMDB Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian playback singer, music director, and actor who started his career as music director in the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998 and but is more popular for his acting debut with the film Aap Kaa Surroor in 2007. 7. Ali Zafar © IMDB Ali Zafar known for films like Chashme Baddoor, Dear Zindagi, Kill Dil is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, model, actor, producer, screenwriter, and a painter as well. Zafar started out on Pakistani TV before becoming a popular musician. He later also established a career in Bollywood and in fact, paved way for many Pakistani actors like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to venture into Bollywood. View the full article
  16. Watching movies with your parents that are more like Hum Saath Saath Hai or a bit more advanced like Rockstar, still seems okay because, well, less awkward scenes. But if a movie is stirred with a lot of adult content, then you are bound to get those stern glances with a lot of embarrassing moments. These prospects do change as we grow up but some movies still need to be watched all alone or just with your friends and without parental presence. So, here's a list of movies that are just for you to watch! 1. Masti (Series) Masti as a series became a sleaze-fest. Even though the first instalment was hilarious, the next ones just had deteriorated to include vulgar scenes which were just uncalled for. While the plot is quite funny, the movie is a gamut of adult scenes with double meaning dialogues, which you should just avoid watching with your parents. 2. MatrubhoomiA movie that talks explicitly on the subject of sexual atrocities that are faced by the women of rural India, Matrubhoomi is definitely a must-watch. This non-commercial movie is the first feature film based on female infanticide, which is quite noteworthy and real. You should watch this now, just not with parents around. © Wikipedia 3. Ragini MMS (Series)A horror movie mixed with a lot of adult content seems like a good idea, right? There is Ragini MMS for that which is not just the scariest movie made but is also a combination of a lot of steamy scenes, which will definitely make you feel all awkward if your parents are around. 4. Below Her MouthThe title, Below Her Mouth, in itself, is provocative and gives a good idea about the concept of the film. But just in case you want to know a tad bit more about it then it's a movie based on erotic romance, which is about a lesbian couple who embark on a steamy love affair. Watch the trailer, before you decide to take the plunge! 5. 365 DNIA recent movie that went live on a digital platform, 365 dni or 365 days, has left the audience all bothered with so many steamy scenes. This erotic, romantic drama is about a relationship that goes way beyond love and you would witness multiple, ***-filled plots in it, which makes even Fifty Shades Of Grey a tamed version in front of this one. 6. LoveLove is a French film, an erotic drama, which you should not even dare watch in front of your desi parents. This movie has *** scenes recorded on a camera, and hence it's best to steer clear of making this one a public affair. 7. Aastha: In The Prison Of SpringImagining a movie based on explicit raunchy scenes back in time is just a little hard to digest but Aastha made waves, being one of the most unanticipated films of Bollywood. Portraying the role of a married woman who then becomes a prostitute, this movie was severely criticised and yet became a huge success. Kudos to Rekha, for pulling this off so well! © Wikipedia 8. GirlfriendWhen a movie includes a lot of adult scenes, it hardly takes time for it to become a controversial fare. So when a Bollywood movie called Girlfriend was made, there was no doubt, it would all stir up again. Starring Isha Kopikar and Amrita Arora, even this movie has fiery romance which you should not try watching with your parents. © Shemaroo View the full article
  17. From coming up with a script to finally making it to the big screen, every Bollywood movie has to go through an extensive process and roadblocks to keep the show going. But despite all of this, unfortunately, certain movies are shut off temporarily due to multiple reasons, for instance, major injuries or finding the right cast. Check out these six Bollywood movies that were shelved but released eventually and we are so glad that happened. 1. Shivaay © Ajay Devgn FFilms Ajay Devgn's Shivaay faced a major setback as the film was to be shot in Canada but the team had to reschedule the making as the weather was not in their favour at the time. Hence this movie was shelved but after so many hardships, it finally released with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in 2016, and was also a blockbuster, earning Rs 146 Crore at the box office. 2. Krrish 3 © Film Kraft Hrithik Roshan had unveiled that Krrish 3 was shelved as he had suffered a major disc problem while shooting for this movie, which is when the doctor advised him to rest and not continue working on this project. The movie was delayed by six months and when things were fine health-wise for Hrithik is when the shooting recommenced for this film. 3. Jagga Jasoos © The Walt Disney Company India Ranbir Kapoor's movie Jagga Jasoos also had several roadblocks which led to the delay in its release. The movie was called off over and over again. For the unversed, the movie took 4 years to be made as it had to face a lot of issues because of constant chaos and its script. Ranbir Kapoor in one of the interviews mentioned âOf course, we had a lot of these moments. All three of us (including co-star Katrina Kaif) used to discuss, what is happening in the film, what we should do. But in the end, you have to go back to the first moment when you heard the story and were moved. If you remember that feeling as an actor, it keeps you going.â 4. Bajirao Mastani © Sanjay Leel Bhansali Productions Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani was supposed to be filmed in the early 2000s, not with Ranveer and Deepika but Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But due to the couple's feud with their break-up, they rejected the movie. Several other actors were roped for it but it ultimately went to Deepika and Ranveer, which obviously shelved the movie for quite long. However, it did release and did well at the box office. 5. Sanju © Vinod Chopra Films Director Rajkumar Hirani was well aware before the making of Sanju that it would face a lot of issues and have roadblocks since he was helming a biopic on Sanjay Dutt. From drug problems to matters on terrorism, the movie had a lot of sceptical scenes but Hirani dealt with it all. Despite all the controversies and the movie being shelved, it was able to recommence and become a hit at the box office, minting estimated Rs 586 Crore. 6. Pyaasa © Guru Dutt Films Bollywood classic movie, Pyaasa also had to be shelved. Starring Waheeda Rahman and Guru Dutt, the shooting of this film was delayed as the actor walked out of this big-budget film in a matter of seven days, which led to a revision in the script. He later agreed to do the film, which is when the movie set in motion again and became a roaring success. View the full article
  18. As much as we like Bollywood, it aches to see just how bad the industry is when it comes to making a film about cars. And then, people from the industry say that Bollywood can easily make a better version of the Fast & Furious movies. Not that they are the benchmark of movies that are based on cars, not anymore. © Universal Pictures But honestly, Bollywood is downright terrible. The closest thing we had to a decent, watchable movie for that era, where a car was the hero, was Taarzan. The DC modified Maruti Esteem was pretty cool, especially for a generation who hadnât been exposed to names like Pagani, Lamborghini, & Alfa Romeo. However, the rest of the film was sordid. © All Car Index And it is not as if Bollywood is not capable of making a decent, watchable film with great cars. We did with bikes, in Dhoom, didnât we? © Yash Raj Films Here are 5 films that prove Bollywood just doesnât know how to make a good movie with cars and instead is ruining the very concept of it. Players, 2012 First of all, how on earth was the film approved? Not only did they decimate the notion of cars as something sexy and awe-inspiring, it also ruined the classic that The Italian Job was. Seriously, this one was a disaster of a film. Had they made an exact copy of The Italian Job, it still would have been better, at least it would have been watchable. But no, they just had to add their own masala to it and ruin a script with proven potential. The Entire Race Franchise If you found any of the Race films superb, there is something seriously wrong with you. With each passing iteration, it just got cringier and cringier, and then it finally culminated in the disaster that Race 3 was. Race 1 & Race 2 could have been so, so much better. They had some amazing cars. There could have been some really awesome racing or chasing sequences. But all of them fizzled out. Drive, 2019 Sushant Singh Rajput is a very capable actor, and we genuinely like most of his films. However, Drive was a colossal mistake. It was just badly made. The CGI race sequences looked like they had been lifted from 2004âs Need For Speed: Underground 2. It was that bad. For a movie that has been named âDriveâ you would expect that they would at least get their cars to look right. But no. Honestly guys, no matter how bored you get, please, do not watch this one. Machine, 2017 We seriously havenât been able to wrap our heads around why would anyone make a movie as bad as this. We bet you wonât be able to sit through the trailer of the film without shaking your head in dismay. Honestly, this is a disgrace to every petrolhead out there. Dilwale 2015 Of course, Dilwale made the list. Dilwale had some really great people working on it, especially people who work behind the scenes. Apparently, the people who worked in Daniel Craig starer Casino Royale, were hired for the chase sequences. And yet, we ended up with something that was comical at best. And can I just say, that some of the modded cars were just hideous? © Viral Bhayani This is just one of the cars that they used in the film. It was very disappointing in every way one can think of. View the full article
  19. Some Bollywood films are precious and unfortunately, such films do not release every weekend. But whenever such movies release, we want to watch them again and again and not miss any bit of it. At times, a few of the best scenes get deleted in the process of creating the perfect narrative in the films. And if a film holds a special place in your heart, then youâd want to know all about it. So, here are 5 deleted scenes from popular Bollywood films we wished were a part of the original version. Dear Zindagi The film ends with Alia Bhatt finishing her journey by making a film about Donna Maria and dedicates it to her therapist AKA Shah Rukh Khan. In this deleted scene, you get a backdrop for the film Alia Bhatt makes about Donna Maria and why that particular story created an impact on her. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham SRK gets to know that Hrithik Roshan is his brother much later in the film but Rohan tries to find out whether or not Rahul still missed his parents. The emotional scene with perfect performances would have smoothly fit in, according to us, in the film. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani In the film, Naina and Aditi were suddenly best friends after the interval and as much as we liked the film, most of us didnât understand the jump. And it was only because one of their major bonding scenes was deleted from the movie. Dum Laga Ke Haisha The film was perfect as we watched it but there was another quirky scene that didnât make it to the final cut of the film. Also, little scenes can make a film even more perfect and thatâs exactly what that scene must have done. Kal Ho Na Ho SRK, in the film, knows that he is going to live for a very short period of time and, hence, decides to get Naina and Rohit together. In this deleted scene, Aman plans that he will induce ideas into Nainaâs head for Rohit and persuade her to give Rohit a chance. View the full article
  20. If you enjoy playing video games and have played a lot of single-player titles, then you probably already know what we're about to talk about. Some of the video games that I've played had such an emotional ending that they're better than most of the movies I've watched. Anyway, we're not trying to draw any direct comparisons here, but here's a list of games which we think had more emotional endings than movies and they're worth playing at least once. Life Is Strange Life Is Strange offers the kind of narrative journey that a few video games or even movies can match. It shows one of those video games that tells a compelling story and will keep your interest. I am obviously not going to spoil the game by talking about the ending, but all three installments (including the DLC) are great. The second installment, in particular, has multiple endings, and they all are quite emotional. The Last Of Us The Last Of Us is one of those games that'll stay with me for a very long time. For a game that's based on a post-apocalyptic world, The Last Of Us tells a very emotional story and weaves a great relationship between the two lead characters in the game, Joel and Ellie. You'll get so attached to the characters and the story, that it'll be difficult to let go of it once the story ends. Luckily, the sequel is coming out next month. The Walking Dead Telltale games know how to narrate a good story and The Walking Dead is a really good example. This is a game that spans across a few episodic seasons and collectively they all deliver a heart-wrenching story that's worth playing for. The game takes place in the popular comic and AMC TV series universe and you may even see a familiar face there, so be sure to check it out. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is a very important installment in the series because it marks the end of Nathan Drake's adventures in the game. You already know what they mean, right? Nathan Drake is one of those characters that you'll get attached to, especially if you play all the titles in the franchise one after the other. The final cutscene of the game pulled all the heartstrings for me and I was really sad to put down my controller. Red Dead Redemption 2 The Red Dead Redemption 2 narrates a story that's based around romance, redemption, revenge, and more. It's about living a character and making him the person you want to be with your choices. The story has you rooting for the protagonist Arthur Morgan, and it's all about helping the man find the peaceful life he desires while keeping all the relations in one piece. View the full article
  21. No matter what day of the week, you will find me playing games the moment I finish my work. While most movies these days turn out to be disappointing and have predictable plots, video games, on the other hand, offer more value and entertainment than ever before. Two years ago, I wrote a feature on how video games are already bigger than movies, today the industry has become bigger even in India. Games have also become a better medium for storytelling than movies right now. Here are 4 reasons why I prefer playing video games over watching movies: 1. Itâs More Immersive © CDProjektRed Games are known for having awesome character development and plot details that are not possible in movies. Since many games can run for over 20 hours, you get enough time to experience the story. In some games, you can even tell your own story by making key decisions or by developing a certain type of character. You can be evil in games or the good old hero trying to save the world, itâs your choice really especially in role-playing games. In movies and TV shows, you simply watch the main character do things while in games, YOU get to be the main character and experience the story for yourself. You can create how your character looks and what kind of clothes it can wear. You can even choose your characterâs voice and style of playing. Sure, not all games have the best plot but there are plenty of games out there with better storylines than most movies today. 2. You Live In a Whole Different World © Sega When playing open-world games, you donât only get to experience great characters but an entirely different world from your own as well. Some games feature a world with different islands, fauna and animals that you can interact with. We recently played Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the city of Midgar looks better than most cities in the world. Similarly, if you like a fantasy setting, you can check out the world of The Witcher series. If you ever wondered what Tokyo feels and looks like, you can check out games like the Yakuza series. There are so many different worlds to check out in games that can never be accurately represented in movies and TV shows. 3. I Donât Have To Deal With Bad Acting © naughty Dog Many movies feature actors that canât really act to save their lives. While iconic movies like The Godfather and other drama movies will always live-on; most movies today feature at least one bad actor that doesnât effectively suspend reality. However, while playing games, you can easily get lost in the world, narrative and gameplay for hours. Games now feature great voice-actors that make cut-scenes believable. Games like The Last of Us have a profound impact on players because of its great voice-acting and motion-captured cutscenes. It is also needed to point out that there are plenty of games that feature bad acting, animations and voice acting as well. Just like movies, we have bad games too and are not immune to bad actors either. 4. Video Games are Global © Unplash Whether you play PUBG or Rainbow Six Siege, you are bound to make friends from different regions to play the game together. Thatâs the beauty of video games, it connects people with each other from all over the world which isnât necessarily true for movies and TV shows. Games are developed all over the world and thereâs a high chance youâve played some of them. Ever played Mario or Contra? Both these games were developed in Japan. Played PUBG recently? It was developed by BlueHole based in South Korea. View the full article
  22. There is no denying the fact that Inception is an immaculately made film, and perhaps will go down in history as one of the best films ever to have been made in that particular genre. The beauty of the film lies in the fact that even 10 years after its initial release, people are still fascinated by the last twist that Nolan throws in. © Legendary Pictures That scene itself has been the subject of heated debate on the Internet for years and will continue to be a topic of discussion perhaps for decades to come. With that being said that, there are a few Bollywood films as well that tried to use this climax twists, and did a fairly good job. © Viacom 18 No we are not saying that they were as good as Inception, but they came pretty damn close. Here are the five Bollywood films that had great climax twists, and stood at par with Nolanâs masterpiece. Again, almost. Talaash To this day, Talaash remains one of the best psychologically challenging films we have made. Pretty much for the entirety of the film, the plot proceeds as a typical crime thriller, set in Mumbai. However, the revelation that comes at the end of the film had audiences gasping in disbelief. It pretty much changed the film and its perception hitherto, on its head. If you havenât watched the film, get out of under the rock that you have been living, and go watch it. You will be in for a treat, trust us. Kahaani This Sujoy Ghosh film has perhaps one of the best cinematic depictions of Kolkata. It showed all the aspects of Kolkata as they are - laidback, lazy, grimy, and yet somehow managing to be the city of joy. The manner in which Vidya Balan and her character faked the pregnancy while searching for her husband was something that the audiences were simply not prepared for. Furthermore, the film was beautifully shot and had tight storytelling. Add to this the stellar performances by actors like Parambrata Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Indraneil Sengupta. Kahaani just goes on to show that indeed we can make a fine mystery thriller. And climax twists? We just aced it with this one. Drishyam Surprisingly Drishyam somehow makes the cut. We say surprisingly because we pretty much know the outcome of the film, what had happened, and that the family in question was indeed guilty. However, given the manner in which Ajay Devgn deconstructed police investigations and emerged a step ahead of them, made the film the cult classic that It is. Pretty much everyone who saw the film speculated that the body of the boy must have been destroyed in some way or the other. However, the revelation that the body was buried under the police station, coupled with the final dialogue of the film gives the cinematic experience a whole new meaning. No wonder that this is one of the finest crime to love and India has ever made. A Wednesday Do we really need to explain why A Wednesday makes this list? While watching the film pretty much everyone had assumed that the Naseeruddin Shah was linked to some terrorist organisation and does everything to set the terrorists free. However, the plot twist under which he gets all the terrorists killed and reveals himself to be a regular common old man, who was probably nearing his retirement, left us all with a pit in our stomach. It did not take us even a minute to start feeling sorry for the man and be proud of him. Although not technically a film that was a thriller of any kind, it certainly made a huge impact on the psyche of the people that watched the film. Moreover, it gave the perception of the common man a much-needed makeover. Ugly Ugly genuinely is a masterpiece of a film. Of course, there were some issues with the film, but the direction and the stellar performances that we see in the film are more than enough to make up for them. And oh man, Ronit Roy as a gritty police officer is just spectacular. The end of the film is something that the audience does not see coming, and from what we can tell, neither do any of the characters. Just give it a watch, will you? This sorts out our weekend. What about yours? View the full article
  23. Irrfan Khan, one of India's finest actors breathed his last on April 29, 2020, at Mumbai's Kokilaben hospital. It feels like itâs the end of an era. Irrfan struggled to fame and had entertained us for years to achieve what he was in the last phase of his life. He grew up in a middle-class family in Jaipur, where the idea of acting was way too far-fetched. But, Irrfan did follow his passion and itâs his art that made two generations watch him on both the small screen and the big screens. We grew up watching Irrfan or let me say we grew with him. We have seen him laughing, weeping, and doing everything thatâs relatable. We have been talking about his movies but we need to celebrate the work he did on the small screens too because his body of work spoke volumes about him as an actor even back then. Here are the TV shows which brought out the best in him: 1. ChandrakantaIrrfanâs show Chandrakanta got him attention as the actor played a double role of twin brothers Badrinath and Somnath. Well, Irrfan was not interested in doing the shot but as fate had it, he became the part of the show and even got the attention of the viewers. Going back in time, Irrfanâs characterization was such that he got all attention for his role in the show. 2. Banegi Apni BaatIrrfan adds soul to his character and he was particular about his scenes in the show that he made his wife Sutapa Sikdar who was a screenplay writer of the show. Irrfan played the role of a guy named Kumar and his subtle way of portraying the character was worth a shot. 3. DarrWho can forget this show by Irrfan? Well, he played the role of a psycho serial killer and nailed the character to T. As far as we have known Irrfan, he can play the toughest of roles effortlessly on the screen. 4. ChanakyaDo you remember this show? If not, let me tell you that it was a 47-part historical drama wherein Irrfan played the role of Senapati Bhadrashaal making sure that he can also ace historical characters. 5. Mano Ya Na ManoWell, this one I can never forget as I used to watch this series with my parents as it used to talk about myths, ancient beliefs, and eerie happenings. His dulcet voice added authenticity to the show and you would love watching the episodes. Try it if you havenât seen them. Irrfan, you were a blessing and still are! View the full article
  24. A lot of celebrities have appeared in cameos in Bollywood movies but we havenât been able to notice them. And we agree that it is difficult to notice faces when they just disappear in a blink. Now, we have a list of celebrities who have done cameo roles in Bollywood films and most of us just missed spotting them in the film. You might want to re-watch these movies again just to find these celebrities in the exact same movie scenes. So, here we go: Ayan Mukerji in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani © Dharma Productions Ayan Mukerji was sitting right next to Ranbir Kapoor in the filmâs scene and we missed it. He was wearing a white shirt and blue denim jeans and the audience couldnât spot him in the film. And again, he played the role of a guest at Aditiâs cocktail night. So, we couldnât spot him twice! John Abraham in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan © Yash Raj Films Now, this was a very short cameo and he played the role of John Abraham in the film as well. But most people thought of him as his âduplicateâ. Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan in Pehla Nasha Not the song, guys! Pehla Nasha was a film released in the year 1993 and it was Ashutosh Gowarikerâs directorial debut. And All the above-mentioned 'Khans' have cameo roles in the film. Shahid Kapoor In Taal © Mukta Arts Shahid Kapoor danced as a background dancer in two films while learning dance from Shiamak Davar. He was in Taal and was also in Dil Toh Pagal Hai and in both the films, the audience skipped noticing him. Nawazuddin Siddiqui In Munna Bhai MBBS © Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films We all know that Nawazuddin Siddiqui struggled during his initial years in Bollywood and he did many small roles in various films. He played the role of a pickpocketer in Munna Bhai MBBS and nobody noticed him back then. He also played the role of a waiter in School, and a small goon in Sarfarosh. Zoya Akhtar In Kama Sutra © NDF International Zoya Akhtar was seen in Mira Nairâs Kama Sutra: A Tale of True Love and none of us noticed her in the film. Also, most of us didnât know who she was back then as she was only 25 years old when she made her acting debut. View the full article
  25. One of the most successful Indian cricketers, Harbhajan Singh has been making headlines for playing the role of an engineering student in an upcoming Tamil movie. His decision to take a plunge into acting comes despite a fair warning from his wife and actor Geeta Basra. In an interview with Bombay Times, Singh said: âMy wife, Geeta (Basra), told me not to get into films as itâs nothing like the sport that I play. She is right in the sense that acting is not everyoneâs cup of tea, but if nothing else, tajurba toh mil hi jayega.â Let the Khans do #Bollywood films, I am happy doing #Tamil and #Punjabi movies: #HarbhajanSingh The cricketer will play an engineering student in his debut film down South@harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/4ji5zb6KDw â MovieBuzz (@MoviesBuzz9) April 22, 2020 Well, she isnât wrong and we can prove it with the stories of five Indian cricketers who tried their hand at acting but ended up failing miserably: 1. Ajay Jadeja: Tainted by the allegations of match-fixing and a five-year ban for the same, Ajay Jadejaâs success as a cricketer was and will continue to remain overshadowed. However, the same cannot be said about his on-screen career which never took off. From his debut film Khel (2003) with Sunil Shetty, Sunny Deol and Celina Jaitley in lead roles, to a rom-com in Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat in 2009, Jadeja got enough tajurba to know that acting wasnât meant for him. 2. Sunil Gavaskar: Sunil Gavaskar, the little master who made the bowlers shiver in their boots throughout his legendary cricketing career, wasnât as imposing when it came to working in front of the camera. His role as the main character in a Marathi film Savli Premachi (1980) failed to attract an audience to the theatres the way his batting did during his days as one of the Men in Blue. He also made a special appearance in Naseeruddin Shah starrer Maalamal (1988) but that was it for Gavaskarâs acting career. 3. Vinod Kambli:Despite all the talent in the world, Vinod Kambli failed to shine in international cricket for long. Some blame the cricketer himself for bringing down in what could have been a glorious career, others blame the Indian selection committee. But when it comes to acting, Kambli alone needs to be blamed for his performance in the 2002 film Annarth and that god-awful song Whisky Pila De. 4. Salil Ankola After playing one Test match and twenty One Day Internationals (ODIs) for the Indian cricket team, Salil Ankola acted in movies like Kurukshetra (2000), Pitaah (2002) and Chura Liya Hai Tumne (2003) but failed to make an impression. He later moved towards small screen shows and to his credit, did some great work there. 5. Salim Durani An all-rounder, Afghanistan-born Salim Durani represented India in 29 Tests and was known for his ability to smash powerful sixes over the boundary ropes. Fans loved him dearly and even protested with signs and slogans when he was dropped from a Kanpur Test in 1973. The same year, however, Durani made his acting debut alongside Parveen Babi who was also making her first on-screen appearance in Charitra. The film bombed and was a resounding failure at the box office but the directors noticed Babi as a future superstar while Durani moved away from the industry forever. View the full article
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