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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Breaking Homosexuality Taboo



Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Breaking Homosexuality Taboo

Breaking all the norms, hypes and categorised social sexual identities, the multi-talented actor Ayushmann Khurana and the IITian turned actor Jitendra Kumar aka Jitu bhaiya has benchmarked a new height of success–a new insight for society to accept LGBTQ community (homosexuality) with love.

The movie is about loving and living a normal relationship life, but not the way society prefers instead the way the body asked for. The actors will let you feel that it is ok and totally fine to accept what you are, who you are also what your body needs.

The cast

Hitesh Kewalya, the director known for his love romance movies, is undoubtedly doing with what could, perhaps, be the first unabashed same-sex (homosexuality) love story in a commercial. This storyline of homosexuality provides a new version of love and romance. He is able to come out with the love of this era via the platform of ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan‘ (SMZS) where people have started accepting love in all ways.

SMZS could have been about the romantic hits like of Raj and Simran, Raj and Bobby or Raj and Rashmi with class, caste and religious differences coming in the way of true love– at the end, the love survives to surpass every barricade of society. However, the director chose to show the angle of love between Kartik Singh (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Aman Tripathi (Jitendra Kumar).

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Breaking Homosexuality Taboo

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The story is about love fighting against its “BARSO SE CHALE AARAHE” legit enemy, the society and its rituals from which the lovers have to fight. It also talks about the prejudices against an individual’s sexual preferences which we called abnormal if different from the societal norm of love, the sexual romance between a girl and a boy only.

He succeeds in putting his card of the cast: the quirky family, their creepy quarrels, and undoubtedly and wonderfully realised characters. The beautiful and talented Neena Gupta, playing the role of Jitendra’s mother has again given out a superb fantabulous job while Gajaraj Rao plays his father’s role– for sure no one would be able to do it better than this legit man.

All about the Movie

The movie shows the customary elements of families and society—the show shaa bazi of family and society, a lavish and big fat wedding full of, drama, kitsch, vibrant colour, bhangra song, sad and always angst jija and fufa. Parents, relations, and family is the biggest challenge for people who are homosexual because one can fight society if their loved ones work as their backbone. However, these backbone gets broken down if loved ones stand out against the couple’s choices.

Kewalya didn’t target particularly anyone like society, people who accept it or don’t accept it. As one character says, it explains well that why prejudice takes time in getting demolished, as a change of heart and mind can’t be expected overnight. Plus such thoughts are spread across the societal divides which are quite challenging to handle and change.

The film ends up on a different node theme of nature-vs-science giving an example where scientists growing the typical black cauliflower (a persistent metaphor through the film) could well be as homophobic as a weak and illiterate ironsmith. The hope is that they will eventually get to realize that the real sickness of the mind that needs to be cured is not homosexuality but a condition called homophobia which somewhere loses the essence of the storyline.

However, the good part of looking into is that Bollywood is coming out with movies on such topics which are still a hype in society and might the prejudice can be delt in a good and healthy way in the coming years.

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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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