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  1. As the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the names of the 15 cricketers who will be representing the nation in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in England and Wales this May, a war of sorts started to rage on between the followers of youngblood Rishabh Pant and those of the veteran wicket-keeping batsman, Dinesh karthik, who is going to play in the World Cup for the second time after waiting for 12 long years. When the team was officially announced on Monday, Karthik was sharing a meal with his wife and ace squash player Dipika Pallikal, and Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore. It was Pallikal's father who called to give the cricketer the good news and made him nearly jump out of his seat. View this post on Instagram Happy Women's Day to all you wonder women out there! I'm so fortunate to always have such an inspiring woman by my side! A post shared by Dinesh Karthik (@dk00019) on Mar 8, 2019 at 7:32am PST "It is a special occasion. I am really lucky and grateful," said the veteran in a media gathering at his hotel on Tuesday. DK has been one of India's top players for quite a stint now and even though he was dropped for the series against the visiting Australians in March, he was never thrown out of the discussion while deciding the World Cup team. "My journey for the 2019 World Cup began when I returned to the Indian team in 2017. I started believing that if I do something special, I can be a part of this amazing team that will play the World Cup," he said. One could see Karthik's real potential as a hitter with skills enough to show up in the clutch and end matches in favour of his side during the 2018 Nidahas Cup final against Bangladesh when he scored 29 runs off just 8 balls to win the trophy whilst deflating the notorious Bangladeshi bowling line-up. Remembering the brilliant innings, Karthik said: “A lot of credit should go to Abhishek Nayar for making me play the finisher's role. He made me believe that it was a skill that I could acquire if I practice in a certain way and learn to a few types of shots. However, I never planned to be a finisher. I just tried to be consistent and deliver in crunch situations.” Opening about being chosen over Pant for the number four spot, Karthik addressed the gathering when he said: “There will always be someone who will miss out. That's the nature of the game… He (Pant) was aware of his opportunity and so was I. If he had been selected, I would have been disappointed. Now that I have been selected, I am sure he is a bit disappointed.” A couple of days ago, former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh may have taken a shot at the Tamil Nadu player saying that the active wicket-keeper of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni needed no backup and the presence of KL Rahul's name on the list can take care of the situation had Dhoni faced an injury. Karthik, on the other hand is just happy to be where he is right now and brings along the willingness to play whatever role the team will need of him. Addressing the concerns related to Dhoni, he said: “I am just that small first-aid kit that will travel with the team. If he (Dhoni) gets injured then I will be the band-aid for a day." “I am however, aware that I can bat at number four or be the finisher, if given an opportunity,” mentioned the confident athlete. Such is the nature of the KKR skipper. A blend of humbleness in heart, faith in his hardwork and an open mindset allowing him to mould himself according to the changing needs of time, has made the cricketer one of the most liked members of an extremely skilled and talent-laden team that will be competing for the greatest honour and recognition there is in the cricketing world in less than a month and a half.
  2. Bollywood has been churning out some quality biopics and historical drama films. Be it Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' or more recently, Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari', these kind of films based on true events and facts are a hit amongst Indian audience for obvious reasons. © Hounourpoint Not only do such films make us more aware, but they also instill a sense of patriotism and belongingness from time-to-time. It seems like another such biopic is in the pipeline and this one shall be based on the life of a 21-year-old Indian Army daredevil who single-handedly destroyed seven Pakistani tanks during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. © Alchetron The brave martyr's name is 2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, and he is the reason why India won the war against Pakistan in 1971. However, before we tell you more about the biopic on Arun Khetarpal, let us tell you who he was and what he did for India's victory. The Crowning Glory Of Battle of Basantar Daredevil in the truest sense of the word, 2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, was part of the Poona Horse regiment, and was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his unrivalled bravery and sacrifice for the nation in the Battle of Basantar which was during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. © Hounourpoint A courageous youngman of 21-years-old, Khetarpal had just joined the Indian Army as a 2nd Lieutenant when he was called on duty to the war front in 1971. Born in Pune on 14th October 1950, he came from an army background. His grandfather had served in the British Indian army during World War I while Arun's father, Brigadier M.L. Khetarpal, served in Indian Army's Engineering Corps until his retirement. 1971 Indo-Pak War When war was finally declared between India and Pakistan in 1971, Arun's regiment was given the task to set up a bridgehead across the Basantar river. Close to Sialkot, the territory was of strategic importance for both sides. During the course of the war Indian troops reported alarming artillery onslaught from the Pakistani side and requested for tank support. Thus on December 16th, two Poona Horse tank troops (of which, one was under the command of 2nd Lt Arun Khetarpal) were moved towards Jarpal in Pakistan. © Lazydesiauthor Enroute the Basantar river crossing, they were attacked by Pakistani tanks. The Indian side retaliated effectively. However, during the battle, the other Poona Horse tank came under attack and the commander was killed. That left Khetarpal alone to fight off the Pakistani tanks. 2nd Lt Khetarpal Changes The Course Of History Undeterred, Khetarpal led a strong counter-attack, that would eventually lead to his martyrdom and also give India the final push towards victory. Aboard a Famagusta JX 202, Khetarpal single-handedly destroyed five enemy tanks before getting hit by a shell. © Wikipedia A gravely injured Khetarpal was asked to withdraw at this point, but the 2nd Lieutenant refused to give up. He had told his commanding officer “No Sir, I will not abandon my tank. My gun is still working and I will get these bastards!” Until his dying breath, Khetarpal managed to destroy a total of seven Pakistani tanks. This gave the Indian troops a much needed upper hand that not only led to an eventual victory for the Indian side, but was also the beginning of the end of war. Biopic On Param Vir Chakra Khetarpal © India today/Wikipedia As per latest reports, it is being said that filmmaker Sriram Raghavan shall be directing the biopic on Khetarpal, which has been titled 'Ekkis'. It is also being said that the makers have approached Varun Dhawan to play the role of Khetarpal in the movie.
  3. The devil works hard but people who make memes on Twitter work harder. This has been proven time and again and it's still surprising how quickly they work. In case you missed it, the first trailer for 'RAW - Romeo, Akbar, Walter' dropped today and everyone could already tell that another name will be soon be added to John Abraham's long list of hit patriotic movies. Set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war of 1971, 'RAW' traces the journey of a young bank employee who is trained as an Indian spy and sent to Pakistan to gather intel. The movie sounds absolutely great but the main thing that stood out to people were a few dialogues from the trailer and not even an hour after the trailer came out, the same quotes had been turned into hilarious memes. People added their own context to two specific dialogues - “Bahar nikalne ke saare raaste band ho chuke hai” and “Main tujhe aise performance ke liye train karna chahta hun, jis se hindustan ka aane wala kal badal sakta hai” - to get a lot of funny tweets. There's no way out. When your PC does not respond even after pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del. #RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/QRxPA5vw9e — Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 4, 2019 Yep. Dhoni while giving last over to Joginder Sharma in 2007 T20 final #RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/vgRa7nIw93 — Secret SHAWnta (@Secret_Saanta) March 4, 2019 Nobody. #RAWTrailer Crossover that nobody ask for pic.twitter.com/Oab0gMtyqW — R @ ᴠɪ Ê á´ á´ ð£ (@pun_chayti) March 4, 2019 Oh, there's one more dialogue getting some love. Anyone : Gazhal singers : #RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/qhNqH1ZXer — Ümesh (@042_umesh) March 4, 2019 That's brutal. #RAWTrailer Life of CA Student: After giving back to back re exams: pic.twitter.com/TjtiFgAz6X — Imran (@imranyh) March 4, 2019 Yes, thank you. #RAWTrailer Me to my ex and fake friend: pic.twitter.com/UKlSxxkHcX — kungfu_panda (@Masoomladka4) March 4, 2019 Always. When Exams come Indian Moms:#RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/v2q8EIjF1G — MunNaa ðï¸‍ï¸ (@Munnaa09) March 4, 2019 What is that even called? When you are in the zone between more than a friend and less than the boyfriend,#RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/lMN0X0kWTP — Deepak Shivani (@ImDeepakShivani) March 4, 2019 So true. #RAWTrailer Me after joining Twitter ðpic.twitter.com/Zzzz3KIwze — नादान परिà¤à¤¦à¥ (@Gauri_doonite) March 4, 2019 Ooh, that's bad. When your mom ask for your mobile password #RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/x6xeDxpt9N — Sasta philosophistð­ (@sunilpatnaik016) March 4, 2019 That is a little too specific. When u had a fight with ur wife....n later u remember u had to go for daru party with ur frenz. ð #RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/hRSrMbvIgG — Sindhian (@vishy_vishal) March 4, 2019 Hmm. When you accidentally enter Virar local and you want to get down at Boriwali. #RAWTrailer #RomeoAkbarWalter pic.twitter.com/TypRpEj7rF — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) March 4, 2019 Ouch, a little too close to home. When you are getting depressed day by day and cannot get out of it #RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/l4emNSbVsR — Subham (@subhsays) March 4, 2019 That's brutal, part two. Watching Total Dhamaal with a friend who is enjoying it. #RawTrailer pic.twitter.com/dPINVDEOYs — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) March 4, 2019 Can't relate. Me to Hostel Life:#RAWTrailer pic.twitter.com/hW3AdOmAk8 — MunNaa ðï¸‍ï¸ (@Munnaa09) March 4, 2019 A 'Marvel'ous crossover. #RAWTrailer #RomeoAkbarWalter [ Stucked in quantum realm ] Ant man : pic.twitter.com/YTXQJhstcl — R @ ᴠɪ Ê á´ á´ ð£ (@pun_chayti) March 4, 2019
  4. Amidst national tensions, the National War Memorial made its presence felt when it was inaugurated on Monday, 25th of February, 2019 by PM Narendra Modi. The memorial honours all the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country, since India proclaimed Independence in 1947. The memorial is sprawled over 40 acres, at the India Gate complex, right at the heart of the capital and it was first proposed nearly 6 decades ago. The wait is finally over and we can salute our memorable war heroes, in a way they truly deserve to be remembered! The memorial, built at the cost of Rs 176 crore, has 5 concentric circles, a central stone obelisk and an eternal flame. Here are 12 pictures of the greatest symbol of honour and valour, we have in India today. © Reuters © Reuters © BCCL © Reuters © Reuters © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © Reuters The memorial has names of 25, 942 fallen heroes etched on stones there and it will soon create interactive panels for general public who want to pay homage to the war heroes. The memorial will also be a place for the armed forces to conduct future ceremonies there. Along with the wall memoir, the memorial also has four Chakras (circles) that signify the value of the armed forces. The Amar Chakra is the circle of immortality, the Veerta Chakra is the circle of bravery, the Tyag Chakra is the circle of sacrifice and the Rakshak Chakra is the circle of protection. More than any other heritage site you may want to visit in the capital, the National War Memorial should be the first on your list, as it's a symbol of true honour and pride for India.
  5. Did the US Navy manage to teleport a massive warship in what's known as the 'Philadelphia Experiment'? This is one of the most intriguing conspiracy theories around - a close runner-up to the Roswell incident. Fans of the theory stick to their guns, while others say it's just the World War 2 era's equivalent of 'fake news' © Pinterest The Philadelphia Experiment Here's what's supposed to have happened: Back in 1943, the US Navy, apparently working closely with scientists like Albert Einstein, are believed to have been working on invisibility cloak - one that could make their ships invisible to radar and even the naked eye. via GIPHY The experiment is said to have taken on board the USS Eldridge just off the coastal city of Philadelphia. However, things went wrong, horribly so, and while the ship disappeared as it was hoped, when it came back all wasn't well. Apparently, the dematerialisation-materialisation had horrifying consequences, with sailors 'embedded' in the steel of the ship - one sailor was even cut in half. The legend goes that a second experiment, repeated a few weeks later, saw the Eldridge not just become invisible, but that the ship was teleported to the US Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia, returning a few moments later. Again, the crew is said to have suffered, with many deaths, and some sailors reportedly going insane. © Imgur Eyewitnesses Or Weirdos? One account of this was given by a certain Carl Allende, who claimed to be an eyewitness on board another ship nearby. Allende was dismissed as a crank, but around 40 years later, another 'eyewitness' turned up - a man known as Al Biebek claimed he'd been on the Eldridge and was even brainwashed by US intelligence so he'd have no memory of the Philadelphia Experiment. Sorry, Folks, It's Probably (Definitely?) Not True The US Navy has always denied that the Philadelphia Experiment took place, while other naysayers have pointed out that the USS Eldridge had left Philadelphia well before all the mysterious happenings. © YouTube Even the 'eyewitness' accounts were debunked by scientists - a 'green glow' that is said to have surrounded the ship was probably nothing more than a natural phenomenon caused by an electrical storm, while the cables wrapped around some ships were just a way to demagnetise them so they wouldn't set off magnetic mines. There's Even A Movie About It Drop in on a few conspiracy theory forums and you'll find loads of stuff on this rather intriguing story, but we'd also recommend you watch the 1984 film based on this – 'The Philadelphia Experiment' strays a bit from original story but it's worth a watch - it follows two sailors who're on board the Eldridge - they find themselves transported to Nevada. Oh, and it's now 1984. Our time travelling sailors realise that the Navy's picked up the experiment, and it's putting the universe at risk by damaging the fabric of space and time!
  6. We just celebrated India's 70th Republic Day and while both patriotism and our pride seem to run equally high on that day, there's something to be said about the dormancy of this patriotism and pride throughout the rest of the year. As a nation, we are a bunch of highly passionate people tightly strung together by our sense of freedom, entitlement and notions of nationalism, that springs to life every time anything to do with the Armed Forces is mentioned, even in passing. © Indian Defence Review It's true that we don't get to see these superheroes live in action very often, but the few times that we got to witness their daredevilry and astute desire to serve the country, we felt nothing but awe mixed with respect, and an immense sense of pride for our warriors. But while such moments are few and far in between, we have the opportunity to witness the bedazzling spirit of our Siachen warriors before heading out for a rescue operation, as the entire unit comes together during the induction, responding to the war cry of 'how's the josh', which will give you major goosebumps! Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' is touching newer heights literally. Won't you say? We feel strongly and almost fanatically about these men and women who dare to face death in their line of duty, and rightly so. After all, we owe so much of the life we're living to them. It is their sacrifice and selfless passion to serve the country and its people, that allows us to enjoy the kind of safe and fun life we lead, day after day. Salute to these warriors and their josh!
  7. When stories of the wars fought in human history started turning stale, film-makers decided to turn some real, some fictional accounts into unforgettable films. War films have inspired us, somehow made us more patriotic and even changed our perception towards those who suffered. War films transport us to an era that we have never witnessed; however, by the means of great storytelling, one can feel the terror of the bombings, the pain of the Holocaust and the joy of victories. In this post, we have listed the greatest war films that have ever been made: 1. Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Spielberg's esteemed project that bagged a gigantic five Academy Awards win is at the top of our list. 'Saving Private Ryan' is one of the most realistic war films ever made. The film is set up at the backdrop of Normandy invasion during World War II and the combat scenes of the D Day are one of the most expensive war scenes that have ever been shot in a war film. In the movie, Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is on a mission to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), who happens to be the only surviving brother of the four brothers killed in the war. The film chronicles the journey of war heroes and how bravely they fight the bloodiest battle in human history. 'Saving Private Ryan' fills you with deep emotions, shakes you to the core and gives you a clear glimpse of what a war looks like. 2. Dunkirk (2017) Though Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' snub at the 2018 Oscars jolted many, his World War II drama inspired by the 1940 evacuation of allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk proved that Nolan is the master of all genres. When you see 'Dunkirk' you forget everything that is going around in the world outside the film. Shot on a large format film and released in 70mm projection, 'Dunkirk' instantly takes you to the war era and effortlessly makes you a part of it. While you tear up at the end, you do not only see the film as a mere spectator but as a witness, in a hope that the soldiers would see their way to home. When the war genre got almost saturated with run-of-the-mill-storytelling, Nolan breathed a fresh air by making 'Dunkirk' a masterpiece. 3. The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski is now bereft of all the Oscars he earned in his entire lifetime, except the one he got for directing 'The Pianist'. The World War II drama based on the struggle and survival of Polish Jew musician Wladyslaw at the peak of the war is a powerful story of human resilience. Based on the autobiography of Wladyslaw Szpilman, the film pertinently narrates the horrors of the Holocaust. Adrien Broody's stint in the film got him huge critical acclaim ultimately making him the youngest Academy Award recipient in the Best Actor category. 'The Pianist' by all means is a simple yet pre-eminent depiction of a survivor's journey and how he manages to escape the Holocaust on the basis of his will to live. 4. Schindler's List (1993) In November 2018, Steven Spielberg's pièce de résistance 'Schindler's List' marked its 25th anniversary. Based on the world famous story of Oskar Schindler who saved twelve hundred Jews during the time of the Holocaust, the film bagged the Academy Award for Best Picture and also happened to be Liam Neeson's career-transforming performance. The film's black and white tone and a 72 days filming remained in talks for a long time. The film is also a cinematic marvel of its time and has remained one of the most accurate and heartbreaking films about the war. 5. Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War drama has got the war madness in it. Starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, and Dennis Hopper, the film is a sheer delight for war film aficionados. 'Apocalypse Now' is well-documented, hellish, and puts forth an epic saga. The film represents the brutalities of war with precision and with time the significance of the film has only increased. 'Apocalypse Now' somehow overpowers other war Vietnam War films including 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Platoon'. 6. The Deer Hunter (1978) Michael Cimino's valuable project took more time for completion and therefore the film turned out to be a three-hour long story. Starring Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, John Savage, George Dzundza and John Cazale (in his final role), 'The Deer Hunter' is a story of three friends who went on to fight in the Vietnam War. This is one film that truly belongs to its actors. It has been pronounced culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant by the United States National Film Registry and went on to win five Academy Awards including the one for Best Picture. 'The Deer Hunter' is a gripping tale, one that can't be forgotten and aptly depicts the monstrosities of the Vietnam War. 7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Amidst a good range of films based on World War II, there exists one of the finest classics of all time. 'Lawrence of Arabia' is not only a World War I movie but one of the greatest films that have ever been made. Directed by David Lean, this is an epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and chronicles his journey in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I. The film went on to win a total of seven Academy Awards including the one for Best Picture and Best Director. The film also gave Peter O'Toole an international recognition for his portrayal of T.E. Lawrence. 8. Platoon (1986) Oliver Stone's ambitious anti-war project starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Kevin Dillion, John C. McGinley, Forest Whitaker, and Johnny Depp, is based on Stone's own experiences during the Vietnam War. The film earned Oliver Stone an Academy Award for Best Director and also huge critical acclaim for brilliantly writing his own story and ultimately turning it into a movie. The reality behind the film's very existence attracted large crowds to the theatres; people were moved to the core after witnessing how brilliantly the story unfolded. The achievement of 'Platoon' is seen to be of much greater value when seen in terms of the best Vietnam War films that have ever been made. 9. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) In 1958, 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' swept seven Academy Awards including the one for Best Picture. Directed by David Lean, the film is a British-American war drama based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï (1952) written by Pierre Boulle. Actors William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, and Sessue Hayakawa worked on the historic construction of the Burman Railways. When war heroes built a bridge across the Kwai River, a never seen before story certainly got the world's attention. The film chronicles a valiant tale and keeps power to move the viewers. The movie also became the 11th greatest British film of the 20th Century as per the British Film Institute. 10. Full Metal Jacket (1987) The last film in our list is a Stanley Kubrick production. 'Full Metal Jacket' narrates the journey of two privates of the U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. The film depicts how under hard-bitten conditions, Joker (Matthew Modine ) and Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio ) struggle to get through the boot camp, especially when they are met by an abusive drill instructor (R. Lee Ermey). The film received huge critical acclaim and also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
  8. After splurging a combined amount of a whopping Rs 106.80 crore at the auctions, the eight franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are raring to begin their title chase as one of the world's biggest T20 extravaganza is slated to begin from 23rd March. While the cricket fans anxiously await the 12th edition of the IPL, the two of the league's biggest stars have given us a glimpse of what they're planning to offer this season. David Warner , captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, has not been in action (on the international stage) owing to his suspension in the infamous ball-tampering case. On the other hand, Chris Gayle, a vital cog in Kings XI Punjab's batting line-up, too, has not played an international game since July, 2018. But, despite that, the two limited-overs specialists undoubtedly know how to put up a show. Currently plying their trade in the ongoing edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Warner and Gayle are not enthralling cricket fans with their batting skills, but they are adding to the entertainment with their dance moves - a precursor to what we can expect from them in the upcoming season of the IPL . During the clash between Sylhet Sixers and Rangpur Riders, the BPL 2019 clash was lit up by some crazy dance moves. The likes of Gayle and Warner alongside a host of Bangladeshi stars were seen shaking a leg during the match. While Gayle was seen slaying his classic bhangra, Warner, too, was seen pulling off some moves after smacking the Jamaican for a big six. If that wasn't enough, the fact that Warner decided to turn into a right-hander before mercilessly smacking Gayle all-around the park, further left the spectators in awe of his batting prowess. Bangladeshi batsman Liton Das, too, joined the party and showed some moves of his own. In the end, Warner (61) and Das (70) powered their side to a 27-run win. And, while Sylhet Sixers eventually emerged as winners, the likes of Warner, Gayle and Das all won over the fans with their crazy dance moves.
  9. Patriotism and nationalism are running hot and high in and around multiplexes today, owing to the release of two of this year's most anticipated movies. 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' and 'The Accidental Prime Minister' have hit the cinema screens across the country today, and enthusiastic movie-goers have been queuing up outside cinema halls since early morning. © RSVP Movies Certainly, as per the recent norms, Twitter has been kind enough to bombard other interested film enthusiasts with their personal reviews. We decided to do a round up of the initial Twitter verdict on Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal starrer 'Uri', based on what Twitter users have to say about it. For the uninitiated, 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' is based on the surgical attacks of 2016. The plot sheds light on the numerous terrorist attacks that took place on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LOC), which eventually prompted the government to plan the surgical strikes. © RSVP Movies Vicky plays the role of Major Vihaan Shergill, Paresh Rawal will be seen as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, while Yami Gautam will portray the role of an intelligence officer. As per the initial reviews surfacing on Twitter, the general verdict is that the movie manages to recreate the incidents leading up to the surgical strikes, while the characters stay true to their character and don't go overboard volleying around their emotional baggage. The audience has appreciated the movie's screenplay, and vouched for its patriotism instilling storytelling and well-executed combat scenes. Some have even hailed the movie as one of the best war-movies since 'Border'! Check out what exactly people have said: So had the chance to see #URITheSurgicalStrike at media screeningâ ! Good to see a proud moment for our nation on the screens! @vickykaushal09 is there anything you cannot do? Amazing! How's the josh? Goosebumps. Entire nation needs to see this! #URIReview #URI — vishesh (@vroy38) January 10, 2019 A well-crafted, pulsating thriller, #URITheSurgicalStrike is a must-see. Here's my #URIReview: https://t.co/7bZKFJv8HW — Mayur Sanap (@mayursanap709) January 10, 2019 #URIReview: When you hear @vickykaushal09 say, "How is the josh?" and the troops reply, "High, Sir", you can't help but join them! When #VickyKaushal promises zero casualty in the #SurgicalStrike against #pakistan, you root for the #Indianarmy. @AdityaDharFilms @RSVPMovies — Anita Iyer (@anitaiyer) January 10, 2019 #OneWordReview…#UriTheSurgicalStrike: IMPACTFUL. Rating: â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸½#Uri is one film that *should* be watched… Absorbing screenplay, superbly executed combat scenes, efficient direction [Aditya Dhar]… #Uri is thrilling, gripping, instills patriotism, without getting jingoistic. pic.twitter.com/tTkEE1H50u — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 9, 2019 What an amazing film #URI is, thrilling and engaging you walk out feeling proud!!! @vickykaushal09 you are phenomenal and you own this film Major! @mohituraina too good! @AdityaDharFilms well done, straight out of the park!! Congratulations to the entire team!! @RSVPMovies — Santosh Singh (@singhiskingh) January 10, 2019 #Uri is a well-written, well-crafted taut action thriller. One of the best produced war films in terms of production quality, narrative and power packed performances. @vickykaushal09 Paa ji is actually a military man masquerading as an actor ! No jingoism here! Loved it!! — Lada Guruden Singh (@ladasingh) January 10, 2019 Watched #URI The Surgical Strike! Proud to have been associated with this project! Engaging sound and BG score, excellent cinematography and remarkable work by the director @AdityaDharFilms. May you make many more such movies. Don't miss this one. A must watch!! #URI#yfx #YRF — Ankur raikwar (@raikwarankur99) January 9, 2019 REVIEW: #URI @vickykaushal09 pitches his army major just right – neither a chest-thumper nor a brooder, but a patriot who is an officer and a gentleman | Rating: 3.5 stars | @UditaJ https://t.co/d8LcRvqXqi — Firstpost (@firstpost) January 9, 2019 I can't stress how much fun and on point is #URI it is probably one of the best war movies made in the country since Border. Biggest winners of the film are @vickykaushal09 and #AdityaDhar especially Vicky, the boy is on FIRE!!! ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ — Amul Vikas Mohan (@amul_mohan) January 9, 2019 #URI is one of the best films I've seen in recent times. So WELL MADE with good performances all round. It had me at d edge of my seat,Full credit goes to d director on this 1.A MUST WATCH film.Respect to our Indian Armyðð»@AdityaDharFilms @RSVPMovies @vickykaushal09 take a bow ðð¼ — Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) January 10, 2019 'Uri' Movie Review Rating â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸/5@vickykaushal09 @yamigautam @SirPareshRawal @AdityaDharFilms @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies #UriRevengeStrike #URI #URIreview #URImoviereview pic.twitter.com/8e3nSllO5R — Siddharth Mathur (@TheSidMathur) January 11, 2019
  10. Even when the entire nation is divided, there's only one thing that can unite us all - memes! Like every year, we are fondly looking back at the most important thing of the passing year and here's the best 2018 recap ever! 1. Priya Prakash Varrier No one would've ever thought that it would only take one wink to become an overnight sensation in the country, but Priya Prakash Varrier came and did it so effortlessly. Everyone fell in love with her and her wink and she soon became the biggest person on the desi internet. Priya Prakash Varrier gave all types of expression in that two minutes what Katrina kaif couldn't give in her entire Bollywood career. — Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) February 11, 2018 Priya Prakash Varrier surpassed bitcoin in terms of gaining momentum. #PriyaPrakashVarrier — Lakshya Patel (@007_lakshya) February 11, 2018 *SAKHT LAUNDE to pighal Gaye...* But *Who did this* #PriyaPVarrier #PriyaPrakashVarrier #PriyaPrakash #NarendraModi #sakhtlaunda #cutegirls #Valentinesweek pic.twitter.com/wsFNDRlc1R — Abhishek Joshi (@itsmeabjoshi) February 11, 2018 2. Infinity War The biggest crossover ever! 'Avengers: Infinity War' was an entirely different experience and a truly incredible one. But, with every talked about thing comes memes about it because that's just how the internet works and Marvel gave us so many new ones. From people coming up with their own biggest crossovers to giving out the plot without any spoilers to the dusting meme, Infinity War was really a gift that kept on giving. When Thor made his entrance #InfinityWar #AvengersInfinintyWar pic.twitter.com/O5fbVmh2KN — Iceebling (@_Blingworld) April 28, 2018 #InfinityWar Banner: Thanos is here. Time for Hulk. Hulk: pic.twitter.com/HzihXhu1qI — âM€Gââ (@MeGaMoBux) April 28, 2018 Bill Gates: What just happened? What has Thanos done? Windows: ...Bill... I don't... I don't feel so... good... Bill: No no no no no, stay with me pal, stay with me Windows: pic.twitter.com/mdTgJhwqKu — TohToh's Bizarre Adventure (@toh_boi) April 29, 2018 3. Race 3 'Our business is our business, none of your business' - a line I could never read or hear without cringing, but it's a little too much now, after months. This movie was honestly such a joke, and I didn't even have to watch it to know that. So it's only appropriate it's treated like one online. I kind of feel bad for Daisy Shah but well, she had it coming as soon as she said that dreaded line. View this post on Instagram A must have in your library! A post shared by EastIndiaComedy (@eastindiacomedy) on May 18, 2018 at 3:39am PDT *Famous quotes by famous people* - Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem. *Ratan Tata* - You can't get into business for the fashion of it. *Azim Premji* - Our business is our business, none of your business. *Daisy Shah* — 㤠ã¤ã¤ (@Ladywith_swag) May 18, 2018 View this post on Instagram We rest our case A post shared by EastIndiaComedy (@eastindiacomedy) on May 18, 2018 at 1:08am PDT 4. Sanju What a movie! No one can deny that 'Sanju' and Ranbir Kapoor were one of the biggest Bollywood highlights of the year and of course that came with a bunch of memes about Ranbir as Sanjay Dutt, especially during the scene of him shooting 'Munna Bhai MBBS'. Wo Agar bank se loan liya to waps karna jaruri hai kya ?? pic.twitter.com/iXwsUHQtcO — Joshi JI (@JoshiJi_) July 3, 2018 woh kammo ki shadi ke liye Maruti 800 dena jaruri hai kya.. pic.twitter.com/aLDNySrDmt — Naveen Paul (@BakchodPaul) July 3, 2018 Wo Bollywood me survive karne ke liye Karan Johar ki movie se debut karna jaruri hai kya?ð pic.twitter.com/Zna0BSoqCL — S.⨠(@BadassAdian) July 2, 2018 5. Chai Pi Lo Aunty Honestly, no one remembers where she came from and no one knows where she went, but she made sure that we will never ever forget her. A woman named Somvati Mahawar took the desi internet by storm by just saying 'Hello friends, chai pi lo….garam hai', and that was it, a meme was born. So, who's your favorite? ð¤£ð#Aashqeen #chaipilo #WednesdayWisdom #wednesdaythoughts pic.twitter.com/qFZokmAEtL — Aashqeen (@aashqeen1) June 20, 2018 View this post on Instagram #papewali#chaipilo Follow us @nagarpalika_troll A post shared by Mutheri Baba (@mutheri_baba) on May 31, 2018 at 9:54am PDT Slightly disappointed that nobody has opened a Tea Stall named "Chai Pi Lo Friends" yet. — GRV (@MildlyClassic) June 6, 2018 6. Rahul Gandhi Hugging Modi This was a twist no one saw coming. Rahul Gandhi hugged PM Narendra Modi? What? Are we in an alternate timeline? (Well, that last one would explain so much if it was true.) Well, that did happen, to everyone's surprise, and RaGa went as far as to wink at PM Modi. Taking a little inspiration from Priya Prakash Varrier, are we? Agla election me mujhe please jeete do. #NoConfidenceMotion pic.twitter.com/bMSCDNakZ9 — Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) July 20, 2018 Who did it better?? Like for Sanjay Dutt, RT for RaGa#NoConfidenceMotion pic.twitter.com/dTLCdayFj4 — Attraversiamo !!! (@i_upasana) July 20, 2018 Rahul gandhi has literally provided jobs to thousands of meme artist just by hugging PM.ð#RahulHugsModi #RahulKiJhappi — Ravinaað Aggarwaalð (@RaveenaAgrawaal) July 20, 2018 7. Kiki Challenge It took just one line from one song by Drake to make almost every single person risk their lives while doing something stupid. I don't think I even have to explain the Kiki Challenge, easily the biggest internet challenge of the year, but I will keep saying how dangerous it was. View this post on Instagram When Drake went inside með INDIAN KIKI ð #babasehgal #kikichallenge #scorpion #drake #rapper #rap #rnb #hindikiki A post shared by Baba Sehgal (@babasehgal) on Aug 6, 2018 at 2:38am PDT #KikiChallenge ð¥ pic.twitter.com/aPFGmZBQKv — ChaiBisket (@ChaiBisket) August 1, 2018 Ritesh deshmukh did Kiki challenge way better than anyone else... subscribe to TheVinesWalah@Riteishd @akshaykumar @SimplySajidK @vidya_balan @FardeenFKhan #kikichallengeindia #KikiDoYouLoveMe #KekeChallenge #InMyFeelingsChallenge #ShiggyChallenge pic.twitter.com/pEcwjGBxkX — Pratham Srivastava (@TheVinesWalah) August 2, 2018 KAJOL DID IT BEFORE IT WAS COOL.#kikichallenge #kikichallengeindia pic.twitter.com/Of1xK2V8l6 — Akram ð®ð³ (@akramismm) August 1, 2018 Trying to get a rickshaw in Bombay is the original Kiki challenge. — Daniel Fernandes (@absolutelydanny) July 30, 2018 8. Sacred Games The first Indian Netflix Original obviously had to cause an uproar everywhere. Everyone binge-watched the entire thing as soon as it came out, everyone kept talking about it for months, and if you didn't finish it in one day, you were left behind. But, after the initial admiration, came the memes. Oh so you'll remember that friend only when a new show is out, is it? #SacredGames pic.twitter.com/T3UVPBgCPc — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) July 6, 2018 **Dharam Sankat**#Instagram #AskMeAnything #SacredGames #Trending #MEMES pic.twitter.com/8TOBFZDvLs — James_Shah (@JamesShah18) July 11, 2018 Relatives : hum chalte hain Mom : Arey mera beta khaali baitha hai yeh drop kar aayega aapko Me : pic.twitter.com/pWzgtaog5e — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) July 9, 2018 Well played @varungrover. #SacredGames pic.twitter.com/rmtfoeFhPq — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) July 11, 2018 9. Radhika Apte And Netflix This year, Radhika Apte was everywhere on Netflix India, one would even say she was…omnipresent. The love affair between Radhika and Netflix became a long-running joke with Netflix fully embracing it and even changing their social media accounts to Radhika Apte fanpages and releasing the poster of the much anticipated Netflix, sorry I mean Radflix, original 'Omnipresent', which not only stars Radhika Apte, but is also written and directed by her. Oh, and she also gave the music for it. Moreover, she even made the poster herself. Whatever the role, Radhika apt hai. pic.twitter.com/H5vAI81qMG — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 27, 2018 View this post on Instagram Radhika made this poster herself. A post shared by Netflix India (@netflix_in) on Aug 27, 2018 at 9:16am PDT Radhika Apte is to Netflix India what the letter "K" is to Ekta Kapoor. — BING (@ya_jhakaas) August 27, 2018 Netflix using Radhika Apte. pic.twitter.com/fzBSGU15vc — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) August 27, 2018 This is how Radhika Apte gets chosen by Netflix pic.twitter.com/lc6F8QE8AX — P.R. (@pr_akash_raj) August 28, 2018 10. Anushka Sharma In Sui Dhaga Unfortunately for Anushka, that one still from the movie 'Sui Dhaaga' is now her most recognizable picture ever. It's so sad, yet hilarious. Me traveling to work on a weekend. pic.twitter.com/AyrrnwTEYV — nikhil (@niquotein) August 14, 2018 Mom's reaction after I cleared 12th exams on my 5th attempt. pic.twitter.com/IzJJ8Fz4Yb — Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) August 14, 2018 *When your crush says, she loves you but as a friend* pic.twitter.com/wT8Q6oXuDJ — Bittu singhað¥ (@Frustratedladk) August 14, 2018 11. Thain Thain Imagine you're a cop and your gun stops working at the most crucial moment, what will you do? Shout 'thain thain', of course! A UP cop went viral with his hilarious way of improvising and this one phrase gave him overnight internet stardom. Kim Jong-un: I have a Nuclear button on my desk Donald Trump: I have a bigger button UP Police : Thaaye Thaaye — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) October 15, 2018 Up Police the best ðð pic.twitter.com/whiWlhUkFj — Himanshu Rawat (@Savagely_Single) October 13, 2018 Life of UP police :- pic.twitter.com/pnvJXLQkby — Dev Anandð¥ (@Devismm) October 15, 2018 12. DeepVeer Wedding Imma let you finish, but Deepika and Ranveer had the most iconic wedding of the year. The anticipation, the way they made the entire country wait for the pictures and then the actual, beautiful pictures - everything was great. Ranveer and Deepika know how to make everyone desperately wait for even a glimpse of their wedding, but in the process, that wait and then the actual pictures turned into a meme. Omg. Made for each other. Ranveer wearing Tanishq jewellery and Deepika carrying 4 types of Ching's Chutneys.#DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/2IoHnRvM39 — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 15, 2018 news media shooting from faaaaar away trying to get shots of Ranveer and Deepika's wedding ðð pic.twitter.com/7pSgUfDkDM — José Covaco (@HoeZaay) November 14, 2018 Me: Apne ko kya lena dena #DeepVeerKiShaadi se Brain: Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Don't say that Me: Abey yaar yeh Ranveer Singh aur Deepika Padukone shaadi photos kab dikhange? ð­ — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) November 15, 2018
  11. Everything that can be said and written about Ranveer Singh's rather extravagant style has been said and written. He's one guy who has never backed down for experimenting with clothes, even at his wedding, and we all loved him for it, even though his style has been a meme for the longest time. © Twitter Turns out his wacky style and love for anything printed and unusual is contagious. He's rubbed off on his 'Simmba' co-star Sara Ali Khan in the best way possible and she's fully embracing it. In fact, she's even sharing memes about her drastic change from all white clothes and it was the beginning of an epic meme-off between her and baba. © Sara Ali Khan/Instagram I have to give it to Sara, the meme is totally spot on! Also, if this is the amount of change in Sara after doing one movie with Ranveer, I wonder how many wacky fashion moments are coming our way from Deepika Padukone now. But now, it was time to retaliate and troll back and Ranveer obviously came through. He, in turn, shared a hilarious meme of Sara and even put his own gif on it. Well, Ranveer really is the epitome of self-love in Bollywood. © Ranveer Singh/Instagram Very funny, Ranveer, good wordplay. I know they both didn't make the memes themselves and were probably tagged in them by their fans, but I still want to believe that both of them spent their Sunday participating in this epic meme war and were frantically making memes to reply to each other because that's just hilarious to think about.
  12. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
  13. Following the return of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) proved to be a major hit amongst the fans. Staging a brilliant comeback to the tournament, the MS Dhoni-led CSK overcame a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) brigade in the final to clinch their third IPL title earlier this year. And, the 2019 edition of the IPL is expected to be no different. Promising some thrilling contests and slambang cricketing action, the upcoming edition of the tournament will once again pit the eight franchises against each other. But, even if the 2019 General Elections end up shifting the IPL outside India, the tournament, like in 2009, is not going to get affected (at least in terms of fanfare). While there are still a few months to go for the IPL to kickstart, the franchises seem to be busy spicing things up with some friendly banter on the social media. In what turned out to be an epic Twitter war, the likes of Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians (MI) were recently seen locking horns in a trolling contest on the micro-blogging website. I had to hold my phone pretty high to fit Big Polly into the frame ð Happy to see you again my brother ð ⤠pic.twitter.com/lNXnI89B4E — hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 13, 2018 It all began with Mumbai Indians' all-rounder Hardik Pandya tweeting a photo of himself in the company of his club mates Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya. "I had to hold my phone pretty high to fit Big Polly into the frame. Happy to see you again my brother," Hardik tweeted. Find a better allrounder trio. We will wait â³ð #CricketMeriJaan @hardikpandya7 @KieronPollard55 @krunalpandya24 https://t.co/wBnnKrVdF9 — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 13, 2018 Taking note of their star cricketer's tweet, Mumbai wasted no time in firing pot-shots at other IPL franchises with their tweet: "Find a better allrounder trio. We will wait". The wait is over! ð pic.twitter.com/MM5nzuuJDt — SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 13, 2018 In response, Hyderabad were quick to share the photo of their all-rounder trio which included Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Nabi. "The wait is over," SRH tweeted. Moondru Mugam ð¦ð¦ð¦#Thala #WhistlePodu ð pic.twitter.com/0thaMqeIE1 — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 13, 2018 While Mumbai and Hyderabad were exchanging verbal volleys, Chennai, too, joined in the debate by sharing a photo of Dhoni, insinuating that their 'Thala' alone is equivalent to three all-rounders. The wait goes on...ððð pic.twitter.com/uDeM0WImIt — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 13, 2018 Though Mumbai didn't seem to have any answer for Chennai's gem of a tweet, the three-time IPL champions marked a comeback with a savage reply for Hyderabad. Taking a dig at SRH, Mumbai shared a picture of its IPL trophies and shut the David Warner-led brigade with the caption: "the wait goes on". The twelfth edition of the IPL is slated to begin from 29th April 2019 and even if the tournament is eventually moved outside India, the epic Twitter banter between these three franchises proves that it is going to be a feisty affair.
  14. You know your movie is in trouble when people talk more about the controversies, memes and basically everything else, except the movie's content. Kangana Ranaut learnt this lesson the hard way, when the teaser of her upcoming movie 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi' dropped. The teaser shows Kangana taking the centre stage as the fierce warrior queen, Rani Lakshmibai, who single-handedly fought the war against the British East India Company to protect Jhansi. With certain actors and even the director leaving halfway, the movie has been floating in a pool of controversies since the day it was announced. When the teaser was released, we thought people would finally stop talking about those controversies and focus on the teaser. Well, that's exactly what happened. People did forget about the controversies but instead, shifted their entire focus on churning out hilarious memes. © Zee studios The teaser was good, but these memes are great and I am sure that even if you haven't watched the teaser yet, you must have seen them by now. From cracking dentist jokes to comparing her to Voldemort, Twitter's meme war was the most harmless battle we've seen and something we want to see happening on a regular basis. close enough #ManikarnikaTeaser pic.twitter.com/gXxfq4Mblu — Kunal #Kick (@iKunnu_Kick) October 2, 2018 Pic 1 - Your Crush Pic 2 - His Wife Pic 3 - His friend Pic 4 - You#ManikarnikaTeaser pic.twitter.com/0mgKjjtGPA — Hrithik Roshan Fan (@iHrithiksSniper) October 2, 2018 Me at the Dentist after a Root Canal. #manikarnikateaser pic.twitter.com/XYlw9Cd4CN — Anid (@annoyinglyanid) October 2, 2018 Nothing to say. Just laugh ð¤£ðð¤£ðð¤£ð𤣠Even that soldier is laughing on Kangana's expression. ðð#ManikarnikaTeaser pic.twitter.com/nBn6x5WpTC — Hrithik Roshan Fan (@iHrithiksSniper) October 2, 2018 It seems like somebody was whispering "Hrithik ne tere 3000 mails ko ignore kardiya" in her ear throughout the shooting of this film ðð#ManikarnikaTeaser pic.twitter.com/YcLIFvTYhY — Hrithik Roshan Fan (@iHrithiksSniper) October 2, 2018 ðððð i can't stop laughing really ððððððð Aazaadi bol rahi hai ya Chacha Ji ððððððð#ManikarnikaTeaser #KanganaRanaut pic.twitter.com/yzdtqzFpR0 — लापरवाह (@HrxRohit_) October 2, 2018 Me at the Dentist after a Root Canal. #manikarnikateaser pic.twitter.com/XYlw9Cd4CN — Anid (@annoyinglyanid) October 2, 2018 I don't encourage trolling but this one's too obvious and too funny. #KanganaRanaut resemblrs #Voldemort in #ManikarnikaTeaser. ððð @HrithikRules @Pranaywaaa @Hrithikdbest @HrithikWeb @iHrithikFan @iHrithiksSniper pic.twitter.com/nf5a1QvQZa — Honest Opinions (@myhonop) October 2, 2018 #ManikarnikaTeaser #Manikarnika When your brother removes your phone and puts his phone on charging: pic.twitter.com/5xTA3rxwnl — serotonized (@memes_banata_hu) October 2, 2018 *this is how a soldier fight in kanpur*#ManikarnikaTeaser pic.twitter.com/Dt9e8LW9aT — Tweeterað¦ (@DoctorrSays) October 2, 2018 Who wore it better? ð¤ #ManikarnikaTeaser pic.twitter.com/6NT1xaXbzD — Ray (@BeingAntiHero) October 2, 2018 Despite these memes, the teaser of 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi' has already garnered over 12 million views. It is expected to hit the theatres on January 25, 2019.
  15. What's the one thing that is common between Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar? Well, both of them are amazingly successful in their own domains in Bollywood, but that is not what we are talking about here. Both of them are hardcore fashionistas and are absolutely fearless when it comes to their individual styles - which tbh, are rather conspicuous in their own right. Recently, this has become all the more eye-catching, thanks to their colourful shenanigans. Ranveer and KJo seem to be on their own individual fashion trips, and the thing that unites them is the free-spirited, wild usage of vibrant colours in their outfits. Karan recently went to Paris for the Paris Fashion Week, and was impressively, colourfully Gucci-ed up for his appearances. © Instagram Be it multicoloured panther bomber jackets to statement fluorescent pieces, he knows how to pull off risky pieces with charming, reckless abandon. © Instagram Ranveer wasn't far behind and wore equally explosive outfits in terms of colour. Be it his dazzling firework-inspired outfit by designer Lecoanet Hemant, or a suit in fluoro fuchsia, if anyone can keep up with KJo, it's him. © Instagram © Twitter Both of them clearly have an inexplicable affinity towards orange hoodies as well. © Instagram © Instagram We all could use some colour around, and want this colourful battle to continue, till Holi is actually around the corner.
  16. A war is definitely the worst thing to witness and it takes a toll on nations, however war movies are quite entertaining and their depiction of the conflict helps us in understanding our past. Apart from the adrenaline you experience whilst watching one, you also get a brief dose of a piece of historical significance, because almost all wars depicted in movies are based on true events. © columbia pictures For our Netflix (and other entertainment websites) weekend recommendation this time, we have picked out some excellent war movies you can binge watch to build on that adrenaline and make most of the weekend. Laugh, cry or just feel the rush of blood, whatever you do, don't call it quits in the middle of watching one. Here are 7 awesome war movies to binge-watch with or without Netflix this weekend: (1) Inglorious Basterds (2009) © Universal Pictures While this may not be Tarantino's best, it still has elements of blood and gore to add to your weekend. It's about a hypothetical scenario during World War II and Tarantino's band of vigilantes are out saving the day for everyone! Christopher Waltz won an Oscar for his performance in this movie and we haven't stopped watching him since. Definitely should be on your list of movies to cue! Watch the trailer here (2) The Imitation Game (2014) © Universal Pictures This one's definitely one of my favourites for sure. Alan Turing is up on the list of the world's most important computer scientists ever, because he's invented the Turing Test, which evaluates AI's abilities to destroy us all! Before he invented the Turing Test though, he was part of World War II as a British code breaker of the Germans transmissions. The drama is based on real events, of course, and Benedict Cumberbatch is as awesome as you can imagine him to be, in Turing's role. Watch the trailer here (3) Atonement (2007) © Universal Pictures So you thought 'Pearl Harbour' is the only romantic war movie that's out there? Definitely check out 'Atonement', a romantic epic based on a soldier who is sent off to fight in the WWII, and he finds himself in the middle of Britain's retreat from the Germans on the shores of Dunkirk beach. The heartbreaking story also depicts a love angle and separation between the soldier and his love, played by James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. Watch the trailer here (4) Dunkirk (2017) © Warner Bros. Pictures Of course, this movie had to be on the list. 'Dunkirk' depicts the Dunkirk evacuation during the World War II and portrays the evacuation in the movie through three perspectives: land, sea and air. The film is shot exceptionally and tells the tale as it is. So if you didn't catch it in cinemas last year, definitely find a copy online. Watch the trailer here (5) Black Hawk Down (2001) © Columbia Pictures Do you just want to watch an unadulterated 90-minute action flick? Then this is your film. You'll probably still hear the war in your head, long after the movie is over! Yes, it's that intense. This Ridley Scott movie is based on a non-fiction book, which was released in 1999, written by Mark Bowden. The story revolves around a 1993 raid in Mogadishu by the U.S. Military, aimed at catching faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The film has a great cast and it's definitely worth a watch. Watch the trailer here (6) Schindler's List (1993) © Universal Pictures The list wouldn't be complete without this one being here. I mean, it's only the truest and fairest depiction of the horrific genocide massacre. Spielberg made sure to keep the human element of empathy alive when he made the film. The film does have a beautiful story but I won't reveal that here. I know this has been on your 'movies to watch' list for a while, so you should get around to watching it. Watch the trailer here (7) The Hurt Locker (2008) © Summit Entertainment This one's a war thriller, and I am only putting this on the list because very little films have depicted the true reality of the state of affairs during the American-Iraq war. The film is about an Iraq War Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team, who are targeted by insurgents and it shows their psychological frame of mind during the war. While war is addictive as drugs to some, it's a torture for the others. Watch the trailer here I may not have put some really epic war movies in this list and even though this isn't a random selection of war movies, it's a well thought out attempt to get you hooked to some real time movies, that need to be watched before going over to more intense ones. So, binge away with these this weekend and we'll come back with a fresh list of more war movies, soon!
  17. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Truer words probably don't exist, when it comes to Bollywood and fashion. Just one candid picture of our favourite celebrity is enough for us to gauge their lifestyle (and at times, an idea about their bank balance). For example, here is a picture of Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan saying goodbye to each other - a seemingly ordinary picture that just happens to include famous people. But no, it says more. For fashion enthusiasts, this one picture is enough to form an opinion about the current fashion phase they are going through - not to mention their favourite brands and the aesthetic they have decided to embrace. Take a look before we analyse. © Viral Bhayani Now, we know how KJo has evolved into a cut-throat fashionista - the kind that serves oodles of 'fashion-inspo' (they don't use the word 'inspiration' these days, we've been told) even on an off-day. No, KJo legit is a walking, talking 'know-your-brand' diary. All a fashion student needs for a substantial amount of brand GK is follow him around for a weeks, and they should be all set. This picture is no different. Just take a careful look at what he's wearing. © Viral Bhayani © Farfetch Karan is wearing the Balenciaga Triple S White 2018 Reissue Sneakers. (Trivia: They cost around Rs 55,000.) Not surprising, because anyone who keeps a track of his outfits knows his love for this particular breed of sneakers, and rightfully so, as they are pretty much enough to give any other pair tough competition - bar what homeboy Varun Dhawan was wearing. © Viral Bhayani Varun is wearing the classic Nike Air Jordan 1s, but in a rare University Blue edition. We all know how they are Ranbir's favourite, but Mr Kapoor has always been partial to the Off-White versions. So, Varun's upgrade was rather impressive - as perhaps Air J's are the only breed of sneakers that are capable of stealing the limelight away from a pair of Triple S's (in spite of the price difference). © Farfetch Just as our verdict was almost ready in favour of Varun, KJo turned around and showed his backpack. Let's just say he turned the game around too right at that instant. He's carrying the black 'Everyday' backpack by Balenciaga, which is a super sophisticated yet playful piece that is extremely versatile. It costs around INR 1.2 Lakhs. © Viral Bhayani © Farfetch Just like KJo made Poo say it out loud in his movie, all we're thinking at this point is: "Not fair!"
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  20. Ranveer Singh is a mysterious person. Okay, that probably isn't accurate because he lets us know everything about whatever he's up to, most of the time. But this time he made an exception. He posted a picture on Instagram wearing a super weird but edgy AF costume, in a setting that reminded us of intergalactic warfare. All he said in the description is 'Coming soon', and that is giving us major curiosity because we are always super invested in whatever Baba is up to. Take a look at the picture. © Instagram Woah! Right? We are as impressed as we're curious. What can it possibly be? He says coming soon, so it indicates a still from a video, or probably a poster of sorts. But we don't know of any movie he has signed recently that requires him dressing up in an elaborate space-suit-ish costume of sorts. Can it be a commercial? The fashionable armour, along with that statement eyewear piece screams Ranveer all the way through, and we can't wait to see what it's all about. © Instagram On further investigation, it does in fact look like Baba is gearing up for (has shot, rather) an elaborate commercial. What it is about, we still have no clue. What we have, but, are some more pictures. Don't you just love how the costume mirrors his personal style? Had he been an intergalactic warrior, this is exactly how he'd have dressed up. © Instagram We also have a probable theory. Remember when he had worked with Rohit Shetty for a commercial, way before they worked together for 'Simmba'? That was one crazy commercial, which was a compressed version of a Rohit Shetty movie - replete with action sequences. What caught our eye then was the elaborate costumes used - something that still holds true. © Instagram We aren't sure whether the earpods are a part of the costume, but they sure do look like they are. Also, the pout brigade must be proud. All we can say is that, we don't know anyone else who could have pulled off this costume. *Thumbs up!*
  21. Football, being the wonderful sport that it is, remains a contact sport despite a few denying this fact. With all the adrenaline rush that goes on, tempers often soar high and lead to unsavory incidents on the pitch. While this World Cup may not have had too many such incidents, footballers do not always manage to keep their composure. Teammates, coaches, opponents and even referees have gotten involved in such untoward instances, which have etched their name in infamy. Here are some of the most heated fights that have taken place on the football pitch: 1. Arsenal Vs Chelsea (2007) © Twitter Let's be honest, nobody cares about the League Cup anymore. However, in 2007, it was a significant moment as Arsenal came up against Chelsea. The two teams had had quite a few feisty encounters at the time, and their managers Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho constantly had a go at each other. Chelsea scored a late goal and led 2-1, and with the match deep into injury time, the ball broke free in midfield and Jon Obi Mikel and Kolo Toure both tore into each other to get the possession. Before we knew it, Toure and Mikel were at each other's collars. Players from both teams got involved and it soon became a street fight, resulting in both the alarmed managers invading the pitch in an effort to calm things down. The match ended with Mikel, Toure, and Adebayor being sent off. The FA wasn't going to let this slide and handed out massive punishments to both the clubs. All the suspensions were held, with Adebayor and Eboue being suspended for four instead of three games. The clubs were fined GBP 100,000 for failing to control their players and both the managers were reprimanded for their ungraceful remarks about the officials. Overall, it was a total shit-show. 2. Kieron Dyer Vs Lee Bowyer (2005) © Twitter This one is actually quite funny. It was 2005 and Newcastle's glory days were few and far in between. In a regular Premier League match against Aston Villa, Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer, who were both midfielders for Newcastle at the time, decided to revisit their school days. The pair got into an argument about passing the ball to each other and in a split second, they were at each other's collars. Punches rained from both sides as they had to be separated by the opposition players and their own teammates. In the fracas, Bowyer had his shirt ripped and didn't look like he was done with Dyer. Consequently, Newcastle lost the match 3-0 and ended the game with 8 men, as Steven Taylor had been sent off before the incident. Both players were handed out massive fines and suspensions by the club and the Premier League. This was as hilarious as it was shocking! 3. Portugal Vs Netherlands (2006) © Twitter It's not really a football match when the entire match is a brawl. In the Round of 16 match between Portugal and Netherlands at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards were handed out, as both sides ended the match with 9 men. Cristiano Ronaldo was kung-fu kicked by Khalid Boulahrouz and was forced off through injury. Luis Figo headbutted an opponent and was elbowed in the face sometime later. Even the benches of both the teams got involved. Portugal, eventually, did emerge as winners at the end of what seemed more like a Royal Rumble. 4. Sergio Ramos Vs Barcelona (2010) © Twitter How could we leave Sergio Ramos and El Classico out of this? In 2010, Barcelona were 5-0 up against Real Madrid. With Messi going on one of his trademark runs deep into injury time, frustration got the better of Ramos as he kicked Messi to knock him down. As Messi's Barcelona teammates aggressively surrounded Ramos, he shoved Carles Puyol, his national team captain in the face, exchanged a few words with Gerard Pique, kicked off a brawl which involved all players and supporting staff and on his way to the dugout, shoved Xavi Hernandez along the way as he nonchalantly entered the tunnel, leaving others to clean up his mess. Yes, he's always been a moron. 5. Manchester United Vs Arsenal (2003) © Twitter Matches between Arsenal and Manchester United have always paved the way for exciting duels. But, in 2003, the football madness - generally offered by these two sides - was shockingly complemented by some absolute shithoussery from the likes of Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, Paul Scholes and Martin Keown. In one such match at Old Trafford, Ruud van Nistelrooy acted to perfection and got Patrick Vieira sent off. With the tempers flaring, Manchester United were awarded a penalty which van Nistelrooy missed. As the final whistle blew, five Arsenal players surrounded Van Nistelrooy and pushing, shoving and verbal tirades followed. The match ended in a draw and Arsenal went on a 49-game unbeaten run. A year later, Manchester United ended that run and a sour Cesc Fabregas threw a pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson for it. Those were the days!
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