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Begum Jaan , Which Is Nothing But Powerful!



Begum Jaan

As for Vidya Balan, after starring in films like The Dirty Picture, Bhool Bhulaiya and Kahaani, she proved that she is worth the National Awards that she won. Hence, everyone expected the best performance of hers, when news emerged as Srijit Mukherji was willing to cast her as the Begum Jaan of Bollywood…

The trailer of Begum Jaan was released recently making the viewers revive the memory of the Bengali film, Rajkahini, starring Rituparna Sengupta. Although some people view it as juxtaposing the Bengal actors with the Bollywood stars, the others saw it as the most bone-chilling of the movie with Vidya Balan.

Begum Jaan has an impressive ensemble cast from, Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Vivek Mushran, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapur, Chunky Pandey and Ila Arun to Gauahar Khan and Pallavi Sharda.

While all actors look stunning in their roles, including Vidya Balan, as smoking hookah owning as the bold owner of a brothel in the time of drama, Chunkey Pandey looks strikingly different.

During the era of partition when India and Pakistan are drawing their borders, the
trailer begins with Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan’s voice-over explaining the premise and ground of the film.

Begum Jaan Look

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Unfortunately or call it by fate, Vidya’s brothel falls right at the border and is to be divided in such a way that half of it falls in India and the other half in Pakistan. Other people living are then warned by the administrators to leave the premises, but since they refuse, it leads to tragic and violent results. Thus, Balan is seen both as laying back and confident while sipping hookah along with being vulnerable and fierce while fighting tooth and nail against the authorities. Begum Jaan shifts its place from West Bengal to Punjab. And thus, the characters are Punjabi, rather than Bengali, but the aura and the milieu at the end remain the same.

“This movie will bring renewed focus on the sex workers community”, said Mukherji. And furthermore, he refuted the reports which said Vidya interacted with sex workers and told that it was when he was making a film called Baishe Shrabon he learned about the lives of such people and thus got in touch with them while making of Begum Jaan.

Begum Jaan shifts its place from West Bengal to Punjab. And thus, the characters are Punjabi, rather than Bengali, but the aura and the milieu at the end remain the same.

The trailer for sure promises a lot of action and drama along with some terrifyingly charged moments, structured around our Begum, Vidya Balan. But the question that seems to wriggle on every other man’s mind is that, Is Vidya Balan trying to go one-up Rituparna Sengupta’s original performance? Well, it’s just the trailer now.

So to look for the answer, Watch the trailer and then wait until 14th April 2017, to decide who’s better. Begum Jaan produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films, scheduled to release on 14th April 2017.

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‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ Trailer: Konkana And Bhumi Ready To break Stereotypes



'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare' Trailer: Konkana And Bhum Ready To break Stereotypes

On September 4, 2020, Netflix came out with a movie trailer called “Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” which is a journey of two sisters who basically don’t play by the rules set by society for them and navigate to their own freedom and happiness by making their own rules.

Story of two cousins, Dolly (Konkona Sen Sharma) and Kajal (Bhumi Pednekar) as they navigate their destination with twists and turns set by life for them to find a place in their world.

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava who has worked with Ekta Kapoor previously in her last film Lipstick Under My Burkha; coming to this movie which showcases Dolly who is a middle-class working woman with a perfect family and her cousin Kajal who comes to the city with dreams and ambitions like any other to make a life.

While sharing the news of the trailer, Konkana mentioned on her social media handle as, ‘Kuch raaste galat nahi, sirf alag hote hain.’

Along with Bhumi and Konkona, Amol Parashar, Kubbra Sait, Vikrant Massey, Karan Kundra and Mushtaq Khan will be seen in the movie, and it is eyeing its release on September 18 only on Netflix as a part of its line-up of 17 new stories. The movie is produced by Balaji Telefilms a.k.a Ekta Kapoor and was premiered at the Busan International Film Festival last year.

Fans are very excited for Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare as there is no nepotism crap, breaking the stereotypes theme, Konkona coming back to screen after so long with a very quality star cast and a new story.

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Akshay Kumar Announces New Film: ‘Raksha Bandhan’. Shares First Poster



Akshay Kumar Announces New Film: 'Raksha Bandhan'. Shares First Poster

On Monday, Akshay Kumar took to his social media and announced his next movie, ‘Raksha Bandhan’, which is directed by Aanand L Rai, who’s upcoming with his two more releases ‘Atrangi Re’ and ‘Haseen Dilruba.’ The movie will be produced by Colour Yellow Production & Cape Of Good Films, the film is written by Himanshu Sharma, who has written movies like Raanjhanaa, Tanu Weds Manu, Zero, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

Akshay took to his Twitter and wrote: “ A story that touches your heart so deeply & so instantly, it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career.” He dedicated this movie to his sister Alka with whom he shares a special bond as a brother.

Movie is likely to be released on November 5, 2021.

Along with Raksha Bandhan, Akshay will also be seen in Atrangi Re alongside Sara Ali Khan & Dhanush, which is also directed by Mr.Rai.

Akshay Kumar, soon will be flying to the United Kingdom, to start the shooting of his next action drama movie ‘Bellbottom’ along with the co-actors of the movie which includes Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta.

Apart from these, Akshay has four upcoming movies Laxmmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj and Bachchan Pandey on its way.

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‘Shakuntala Devi’ Movie Review: A Warm Depiction Of An Extraordinary Woman



Shakuntala Devi: A Warm Depiction Of An Extraordinary Woman

Warm, emotional, and at times, perhaps a little too sappy, ‘Shakuntala Devi’ is the depiction of an inspirational female role model and extraordinary mathematician who will forever be called ‘The human-computer.’

It also depicts the life of a Shakuntala Devi who was much more than just a gifted mathematician.

The viewers get an insight into the complicated life choices she had to make and the several other roles she’d played in her life- a mother, a wife and most importantly, a woman who was willing to go after what she wanted, irrespective of life’s circumstances.

Vidya Balan’s acting is delightful, and she beautifully depicts the complex titular character. She captures the attention of the viewer in every scene with her larger-than-life screen presence.

Sanya Malhotra, who plays Shakuntala’s daughter, does an equally admirable job.

Anu Menon’s fourth film does a fine job of balancing the ups and downs of the plot, which is told from the perspective of Anupama Banerji, Shakuntala’s daughter. She plays an important role in the film, with her journey being as significant to the storyline as that of her mother.

The first half of the film is mostly light and shows an enthusiastic, confident, and courageous Shakuntala, her various achievements in the field of mathematics and the feat of defeating one of the fastest computers of the day, which earned her the tag she is called to date- The human-computer. Her relationship with her parents is also explored slowly throughout the film.

The second half gets a little more serious and delves into her marriage with IAS officer, Paritosh Banerji, and her tumultuous relationship with their daughter, Anupama.

Certain scenes get a little draggy, like the emotional reconciliations of the mother-daughter duo but the message at the end makes it all worth it.

It addresses beautifully, the completely patriarchal view of a women’s achievements that existed back when a young Shakuntala had just started to harness her gift in the streets of London and continues to exist in a world that will forever mourn her loss.

The film portrays the journey of a woman who learned how to recognize her value and never let any such patriarchal stereotypes stand in the way of what she wanted. It is a fitting depiction of a great mathematician who dedicated her entire life to her passion and love for numbers and whose fundas continue to be taught in schools all over the world.

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