Fashion Patrol: Kiara Advani in Red at Indian Couture Week, 2019

By Sanskriti Tomar

Red is, indeed, a head turner! Kiara Advani turned all heads as she stopped the show for Amit Aggarwal in his ‘Lumen’ collection.

Looking truly the muse of a designer, the actress of Kabir Singh fame walked down the ramp in a combination of jewels and dress that can never go wrong:

green statement necklace on a deep red lehenga dress!

But that is as much as can be said for Kiara Advani and the designer! A combination that can never go wrong, that is to say, a SAFE combination.

Indian wedding seasons have flooded the red lehenga-dress and green statement necklace combination. It has now come to a passé!

Kiara Advani in her simplistic makeup, pretty face and amazing demeanour, took the show away. But the Indian Couture Week is a lot more than the famous faces. Amir Aggarwal chose to play safe where he could have brought original game to the ramp!

Kiara Advani needs a more original stylist before she fades into the dimmer areas of a ramp. While she looks ever the beauty, we cannot say the same for her dress. We’ll be watching your fashion choices, Kiara!

‘Super 30’ Enters Rs 100 Cr Club, Hrithik Roshan is back with a bang!

By Ayushi Agarwal

Hrithik Roshan, a heartthrob from Kaho na Pyaar hai to an action hero in Bang Bang is back into the theatres with a biopic movie “Super 30”. He has been unavailable for 2 years and oh boy, did we miss him. However, it seems now that he has come to stay for a long time leaving behind all the controversies with Kangana Ranaut.

Super 30 has already entered the elite 100 crore club. It is directed by Vikas Bahl & is based on the life of a mathematician Anand Kumar. The movie casts Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi alongside Hrithik, released on the 12th July and is set to touch 150 crores mark.

The film portrays the life of a Patna based man who helps 30 smart but underprivileged students prepare for entrance exams for the IIT. Hrithik has given justice to this role, thus making him one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood.

With the ongoing success of Super 30, Hrithik’s new movie “War” teaser dropped and the fans went bonkers after watching it because it is actually insane.

Tiger Shroff is going to be acting with Hrithik Roshan, watching both of them together is a dream come true for all the Indian action movie fans. The movie also casts Vaani Kapoor & Ashutosh Rana.

Hrithik Roshan looks like a sight to behold, it’s obviously going to be one of the reasons to watch the movie. After a long break, he is once again ready to set the silver screen on fire.

War is releasing on the 2nd of October, this movie has some big expectations because teaser did not let the fans think any less from it. It is going to be a super busy year for Hrithik Roshan. Also the buzz is his Krrish 4 is already in work and will be released in the year 2020.

Hrithik Roshan might not have been out of the spat but he seems to be more focused than earlier. He has given out clarification from his part but Kangana doesn’t look like in the mood of letting things go. All and all it’s turning out to be a good year for Hrithik and we hope it continues to be the same. 

Wishing him all the luck for his upcoming movies.

Avengers: Endgame Is Now the Highest Grosser in the World

Avengers: Endgame Is Now the Highest Grosser in the World

By Sanskriti Tomar

Avengers: Endgame has topped James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) in it’s a collection of billion and reached a billion.

Marvel delivers an end of an era to the fans who grew up in the age of superheroes.

Two of the biggest revelations in the movie- Thor’s Hammer coming to Captain America and Iron Man’s death- were perhaps what make and break the hearts of its fandom all at once. The movie was thrilling. We all saw it from the edge of our chairs with our hearts beating fast.

For a generation that lived the stories of Marvel Superheroes, this movie was a perfect amalgamation of all the previous stories that ran parallel to each other for a decade.

Another scene that hit hard on the audience was the coming together of all female heroes for a grand and heroic victory. The movie has it all!

From a wonderful script, an eager fan base, and amazing actors, to feminism, an overweight cranky Thor and what not. It comes as no surprise that Endgame is the highest-grossing movie in the world today.

It changed the game of storytelling in the Superhero genre. It has set a record that will be difficult to break, even by Marvel itself. Filmi Files is your one-stop destination for the best online magazine on the tinsel town and its Stars.

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Trailer of ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ Dropped

By FF Network

The trailer of Khandaani Shafakhana is engaging and the movie seems promising.

It is a comic take on sex-disorders, as a taboo in indian society.

While movies like Vickey Donor openly talked about sperm donation, Khandaani Shafakhana is a feminist take on the issue. Women working for, and talking about, sex related disorders is considered a huge taboo in our society.

The trailer itself normalises this taboo by it’s comical projection of the matter.

Sonakshi Sinha has done a variety of roles and proved her mettle in Indian Cinema.

Her role as a happy-go-lucky Punjabi girl fighting indian societal constructs with an innocent and hilarious approach, is enticing.

Varun Sharma of Fukrey fame has brought his signature dumb-and-funny guy commentary to the trailer, and will hopefully come through on the same footing for the movie as well.

The trailer has another huge selling point to the youth, in the cameo of Badshah.

The trailer being this entertaining and engaging, one can safely say that Khandaani Shafakhana is a movie to look forward to.

Film Review: Family of Thakurganj

Film Review: Family of Thakurganj

The first thing you notice about Family Of Thakurganj is the sheer number of influences that overshadow its effort at storytelling. It is almost as if director Manoj K. Jha was trying to cross the thematic essentials of Gangs Of Wasseypur with the small-town spiff of Dabangg and the humor-violence cocktail of Satya, in order to set up a Deewar style disparity in ideals among two brothers.

By turns, the film seems like a grim gangland saga that inadvertently becomes funny, and an attempted spoof of a gangland saga that is far from funny.

It is an action-packed movie for an unstoppable thrilling adventure

This is the story of Nannu (Jimmy Sheirgill) and Munnu (Nandish Singh), brothers who live in Thakurganj, an Uttar Pradesh smalltown. After their father dies, Nannu takes to crime. He soon becomes a gangster who works for the powerful Baba Bhandari (Saurabh Shukla).

Among Nannu’s many transgressions is a thriving extortion racket he runs with his wife (Mahie Gill). His mother supports his criminal ways, but law-abiding younger brother Munnu, who runs a coaching class, resents Nannu’s exploits.

The stage is set for a crusty small-town tale that promises to build its drama around conflict, intrigue and suspense, with apt doses of humour and violence thrown in.

Sadly, writer Dilip Shukla, who carved his niche as commercial Bollywood’s smalltown specialist scripting the Dabangg films, is out of form here. As the initial interest wanes, the film fails to hold audience’s attention.

The screenplay moves along undecidedly, and you realise what is wrong. The narrative has no USP. Standard melodrama takes over, reminiscent of numerous similar attempts, salvaged only by the odd bursts of humour.

Lack of USP is evident in the casting too. Jimmy Sheirgill as the small-town goon and Mahie Gill as the plotting wife would by now seem like cliches in a film’s credits. Saurabh Shukla’s local don and Yashpal Sharma’s corrupt cop suffer the same setback.

If these actors of proven talent somehow manage to rise above the film’s overall mediocrity, the relatively greenhorn Nandish Singh, seen last week playing Hrithik Roshan’s brother in Super 30, clearly struggles to hold his own.

This is one family whose story suffers from the familiar Bollywood hang-ups. (IANS)

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Guest Appearance: Decoding Kabir Singh

Guest Appearance: Decoding Kabir Singh

By Pooja Chhabra

My phone was bursting after every second with another notification and it made me curious enough to know what is the latest update that has made sensation in my WhatsApp group, my fingers were longing to touch the screen and unwind the mystery yet I managed to hold on till my meeting was over and as soon as I reached my phone it showed me 238 unread messages in my ‘girly gang’.

All negative and positive thoughts were flushed out of my mind when I read ‘Kabir Singh’. It has been long we have discussed anything beyond the lipstick shades, lingerie and sex life, I had anticipated that this is something massive.

The romantic lover has turned out be an outrageous one, what a love story man! He was so passionate and many more made me not to think about the spoilers and I asked “tell me more about him” and here it all began.

Dr. Kabir Rajveer Singh a surgeon by profession, to be corrected a drunk surgeon by profession. A lover with a rage to whom it won’t be incorrect to mention as a Romeo of the contemporary world, he is a flawed man who is addicted, obsessed, having anger management issues, a chain smoker, a broad alcoholic who has shown us that love has no boundaries, he calls himself a rebellion with a cause and who has fallen in love with the way she breathes has made him an extreme lover.

“Hey! Guys just chill he was just a fictional character nothing to be emotional about as this happens in fictions only”, a new perspective that made me realize something else about ‘Kabir Singh’ continued with another justification. No, he was not just fictional he was beyond that, he was an unconventional human, showcasing the reality of pure love, he was a combination of aggression and vulnerability, his aggression affected him at its best he lost everything he loved and was passionate about. Preeti left him, he lost his degree another thing that summed up his passion.

“He deserved it, slapping the women you love is not pure love”, the feminist of our gang turned up. He was also slapped by her, then why we haven’t judged her actions.

It was a consensual love story, which allowed both the partners to love and to express. Preeti was simple yet a strong woman who knew the softness behind the rageous man who has fought for her, protected her, cared for her, loved her and even slapped her. This time feminist bowed down to the exquisite love presented by Kabir for Preeti.

Convincingly, I agreed and curious enough to watch this man and his passionate love story, I had a question, “he wasn’t a loyal lover, was he”? I didn’t expect the similar rage over on me, as if they all busted at me telling me “NO” he was completely loyal.

Though he ran after women for his bodily pleasures, he couldn’t get them, he pretended to be one who objectifies women, in reality, he wasn’t. Instead, he believed relationships are formed with love and not from body and flesh.

He was so sure about his love for her that he declared her as ‘his bandi’ at her first sight. With all other spoilers came into my way yet it didn’t take away my inquisitive attitude towards this man full of rage and his love story.

I was for sure overwhelmed by the fact that these people around me has considered ‘Kabir Singh’ a human being among us, making me feel like having an experience of an Elite love story where a great surgeon belonging to a well off family fought for his love through his aggression and lost everything in his madness and was finally addicted.

We all have such lovers around us, whose love is not accepted by society. Everyone is not fortunate enough the way our Kabir Singh was to get back the love of his life and for sure it ended up in a fictional story.

Well, the blockbuster of 2019 has set some standards for the upcoming love stories and had made us wonder that a love story could move such a large population of a country where we all were moving towards more feasibility, materialism, and show off in our relationships that have somehow successfully aroused the feeling of pure love.

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Trailer For Mission Mangal Released

By FF Network

The trailer of upcoming film Mission Mangal was released today and by it has all the ingredients of a patriotic film.

With Akshay Kumar featuring in it the movie has already generated tremendous buzz on the social media. He has already positioned himself as a champion of sorts of movies with nationalist themes.

The 2-minute-52-second trailer begins with Kumar assembling a team of talented scientists to work for ISRO on a nearly impossible task.

Among other things, he wants to fulfill a nation’s dream of being a space superpower in limited cost. Dialogues like ‘NASA pe dependent rahoge to Satyanasa hi hoga” do ring a bell with the audiences. Take a look

HM Rajnath Singh praises Akshay Kumar for supporting Indian soldiers


Home Minister Rajnath Singh has lauded Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s support for the Indian Army. Singh on Wednesday took to Twitter to share a video of Akshay. The actor was seen appealing to his fans and well-wishers to help martyrs’ families in the video. “Akshay Kumarji your support to Bharat Ke Veer is commendable,” Singh said in the video-caption.
In the over three-minutes long video Akshay said, “Friends yesterday we celebrated 70 years of our independence with great pride and honour. I want to ask you one thing — did you celebrate the Independence Day along with people who fill you with pride and provide your security? Those who put their lives on the line to gift us this independence every year…” 

The Rustom actor added, “Everyday in news we hear at some place or the other our soldiers have given up their lives just to protect us.”
Akshay also requested his fans and followers to contribute for the soldiers of the Indian Army. “Now it’s our turn to do something for them. This year our Home Ministry has launched a website through which you can directly donate money to the families of the martyrs — bharatkeveer.gov.in,” he said.
The National Award-winner said that the website has already collected more than Rs 10 crore. “Today, on August 16, the website has photographs and details of 114 soldiers. Yesterday… Rajnathji asked us to appeal that we all help the families of these martyrs. I request you all that in the next six months we have to help the families of these 114 soldiers and remove their photos from the website,” he said. 
Akshay concluded by saying: “They are there that’s why we are here. Nothing is more important than respecting these bravehearts. So let’s do this together and make them proud of us. Jai Hind.” (IANS)

Pahalaj Nihlani Chopped Out, Prasoon Joshi Is New CBFC Chief

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It has finally happened…

Pahlaj Nihalani has been removed from his post as that of the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Filmmaker Prasoon Joshi will reportedly replace Mr Nihalani as the new chairman of the censor board by next week.
Although Pahlaj Nihalani had taken over the office as the chairperson of the CBFC in January 2015, he has been embroiled into several controversies and his blatant comments ever since.
The controversies started as soon in 2015 when he chopped intimate scenes in the James Bond film SPECTRE. Next in line was Udta Punjab where objection was put on various scenes.Next Mr Pahlaj blocked Lipstick Under My Burkha on grounds of the film being ‘lady-oriented.’ He also objected to the word ‘intercourse’ which was used in one of the mini trails of Shah Rukh Khan’s film Jab Harry Met Sejal. The latest controversy involved in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz as the board had demanded 48 cuts for his film.
Hope the new CBFC chairman would take some lessons from the past and the Censor Board would act like a mature board and take decisions in accordance to what’s right and wrong. 
All the best Mr Prasoon Joshi