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Unexpectedly Nostalgic! – Sultan Review

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Sultan is like meeting your long old friend. You feel enthusiastic and look forward to meeting him. You smile at his personality and charisma because you know he is funny and when you finally see him, you can’t help but rejoice because you know that it’s going to be a memorable rendezvous. I was going through this exact feeling as I entered the cinema hall with youngsters hurrying their way in, not wanting to miss a glimpse of the opening credits.

The lights dimmed and the movie started. Not being a fan of Salman Khan, I believed that this movie was just made for his fans who found his mindless cinemas entertaining and nothing short of what they call a paisa vasool movie. But, I was wrong. The movie captures the audience right from the beginning and post-interval, it becomes unintentionally nostalgic! With people in the hall literally going Sultan Sultan (singing along the chorus of the title song) and tapping their feet to the catchy tunes of Baby ko base pasand hai,you inadvertently get dragged into the world of wrestling, inter-personal conflicts and not to forget a bliss of romance!

Bhai is Sultan Ali Khan, a 30 something care-free individual who whiles away time by hanging out with his friends, with no serious goal in life. He is smitten by Aarfa (Anushka Sharma) a dedicated wrestling champion whose purpose in life is to make her father proud by winning the gold medal at the Olympics. What kicks off as a one-sided love transforms into a competitive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of elements ranging from broken bones, hard core training ( which I am sure will urge everyone to trash their junk) to sentimental dialogues like mitti mein tera khoon and a persistent journey of a man to win back his spouse’s love.

Salman Khan is simply amazing. As the movie unfolds, you admire his hard work and his quirky Haryanvi accent. He will leave you in awe! A scene where he talks about SRK’s romantic tactics is a delight to watch. Anushka Sharma is believable and is the backbone of this film. She is daring, genuine and absolutely stupendous. She leaves you in awe especially in a scene where she talks about breaking stereotypes and the importance having a divergent approach. When was the last time we saw a powerful character in a Salman Khan film? Anushka Sharma gives a heart-warming performance and we hardly get to see this in Bhai’s films.

So what are you waiting for? Forget your phones, turn off your tabs and get ready to immerse yourself in Bhai’s world. This is something that you don’t want to miss. Bhai fans or not, this movie will prove to be a magnificent experience and was for me, a treat to watch.

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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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