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Movie Review: All The Bright Places – How Bright Is The Movie?

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Movie Review: All The Bright Places - How Bright Is The Movie?

Name – All The Bright Places
Director – Brett Haley
Release Date – February 28, 2020
Adapted from– All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
IMDb Rating – 6.5/10
Plot, according to Netflix – Two teens facing personal struggles form a powerful bond as they embark on a cathartic journey chronicling the wonders of Indiana.

Cast

Elle Fanning as Violet
Justice Smith as Finch
Alexandra Shipp as Kate
Kelli O’Hara as Sheryl
Lamar Johnson as Charlie
Virginia Gardner as Amanda
Felix Mallard as Roamer
Sofia Hasmik as Brenda
Keegan-Michael Key as Embry
Luke Wilson as James

Review

The movie “All The Bright Places” has been adapted from the novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven. Being an absolute bookworm, I had to read the book first rather than watching the movie before.

Yes, most people would think that’s silly but trust me when I say it is not the same experience. Reading and watching are a completely different experience. Plus sometimes, they have to omit a few parts of the book to make the movie.

Unlike most romantic movies where two people meet and fall in love at first sight, this movie starts with the guy meeting the girl at a bridge from where she is ready to spring her last dive. The guy, Theodore Finch, convinces the girl, Violet Markey, that there is so much more to life and that there’s so much more to live for.

Movie Review: All The Bright Places - How Bright Is The Movie?

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While exploring the different places in their state together, both of them start falling in love with each other. Through this wandering, both try and heal themselves from their traumatic pasts.

Having read the book, I could definitely say that the movie did justice to the book. It was able to portray the emotions one would feel while reading the book. Both the main actors did a magnificent job playing their characters. They played their role to perfection and enabled us to understand the characters as well as their emotions.

Coming to the story, I will have to admit that just like the book, the ending was really heartbreaking. Even though I knew how it would end, it didn’t soften the blow that I felt while watching it. This just goes on to prove the brilliant acting of the cast. However, the last part of the movie sent an emotionally uplifting and really good message.

The cinematography and the way the whole movie was shot, the places where they ‘wandered’ were also shown attractively.

Movie Review: All The Bright Places - How Bright Is The Movie?

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The plus point of this movie is that it didn’t contain the usual teenage drama and bickering but instead focussed on how a person can help another get through their toughest times by just being there and sometimes giving a slight push.

In today’s world, where everyone is suffering from something or the other, this movie is a must-watch as it shows that no matter what has happened, there is always a little bit of light even in the darkest of places.

Rating- 8/10

I’m an avid reader, painter and writer. Basically I’m the girl with a love for books and an artist with hidden talents. I hope to make a good change in the world through the power of my pen ‘cause as you know ‘A pen is mightier than the sword.’

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

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'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

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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

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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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