Well well well! What have we here? FilmiFiles likes what it sees! We are in for an amazing Christmas in 2020, thanks to Bachchan Pandey, we hope!
The poster is promising. Akshay Kumar seems to be getting younger by the day. The youth of Mrs. Funny Bones seems to have rubbed off on her husband completely.
Akshay Kumar is now a cult! We are waiting eagerly for the Bachchan Party to release it’s trailer so that we can put on our judgement pants and see what the Christmas of 2020 is in for.
We’re desperately hoping that Kumar doesn’t come back with another nationalistic movie. There has to be a limit on the number of movies that can be made on the edited versions of a same old script! We’re watching Akshay do his thing! And we’re liking most of it! But let’s hope Bachchan Pandey brings back the laugh-a-thon that Akshay Kumar often delivered in the past.
His movies like Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaiya and Khatta Meetha suited him well! We can never forget his characters in comic roles! We want more of the funny Akshay and we hope Bachchan Pandey is funny enough to make the cut!
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Today the nation observes the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The war was fought in the inhospitable terrain of Ladakh and won by the Indian Army.
FilmiFiles brings to you the Bollywood take on the wars fought by India, or the lack thereof.
The war brought to light, heroes like Vikram Batra and Yogendra Yadav. While there have been movies like LOC and Lakshya that are based on the Kargil War and it’s defining feature- The Tiger Hill.
There, however, is a chasm in indian cinema when it comes to the making of war movies and movies based on the lives of indian war heroes.
Hollywood doles out innumerable war movies year after year. From the recent masterpieces like ‘Dunkirk’ (2017) or ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (2012), to the timeless movies like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), ‘The Pianist’ (2002) or ‘The Schindler’s List’ (1993). World War 2 itself has more than a dozen movies made in the past few decade.
Movies like ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009), Pearl Harbour (2001) and ‘Causalities of War’ (1989).
Hollywood lives by the glory that comes with the famous tenet- Deluce et Décorum est. It shows In the choice of movies in the timeline American cinema.
Indian Cinema more so “Bollywood”, on the other hand, has given only a handful of war movies to choose from.
While we make a lot of movies on patriotism and nationalism every year, we do not make movies on the wars we’ve fought.
There are a few movies based on our war of freedom, and another bunch of movies based on our wars with Pakistan.
They follow a monotone of plots and war cries, and most of them are made on the pattern of a ‘Masala Movie’ instead of being made as a serious war movie.
There are hardly any movies based on sino-indian war at all.
Being a colony of the British Government, indian soldiers also participated in both the World Wars too. We have absolutely no movies based on the story if indian army’s involvement In the Great Wars.
While some Independent short film makers have made documentaries and short films on these topics, none of them are adequate enough to be propagated.
We have focused our war movie fan base entirely on the Wars with Pakistan, and we have made the wars seem unrealistic in these movies.
Songs and dance do not have a place in War Movies, yet we make them for the masses as a form of pulp fiction instead of a serious form of cinema.
Hollywood recently launched an epic, ‘Dunkirk’, which was made by one of the best directors of Hollywood, Christopher Nolan. It won three Academy Awards in 2018.
Bollywood is still playing Border and Sarfarosh on the repeat in Indian television.
It is about time we came out of the afterglow of ‘Sandeshe Aate Hein’, and take war-movies more seriously.
But then, Indian Army and the wars fought by our nation are a sensitive topic in our heart. Bollywood shies away from them for this explicit reason.
India needs it’s heroes depicted in it’s movies. Airlift and Madras Café have done a lot of good to the indian morale but It is time our confidence was raised for our borders.
We need to see the heroes that hold the safety of our International Borders and LOC.
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Comedy is what Indian Cinema does best! From Phir Hera Pheri to 3 Idiots, Bollywood delivers it’s finest in the form of Comedy. With TWO comedy movies scheduled to release tomorrow, i. e. 26th July 2019, FilmiFiles will take a look at what our weekend is in for, because we’ve got your back!
1. JUDGEMENTAL HAI KYA?
This Kangana Ranaut starrer is going to be a laugh riot, if we are to go by the trailer! Kangana stars oppositesome of Bollywood’s finest actors like Rajkummar Rao and Jimmy Sheirgil. The movie is an amalgamation of reality and illusion and is a daringly new take on comedy. Going by the trailer, Indian audience is in for something new and something totally out if the box. Take a look at the Friday Is Funday the Two Comedies Releasing Today.
But then out girl Kangana is known for her daring roles and unique performances. Carrying movies on her shoulders alone, Kangana has given us some of the funniest and most unique movies in the oast decade. From the series of Tanu Weds Manu to Katti Batti and Manikarnika, Kangana has delivered as per the expectations that were created in her performance in Gangster.
‘Judgemental hai kya’, initially called ‘Mental hai kya?’ will break a couple of glass ceilings in terms of women centric roles. Kangana’s character is fearless and eerily bizarre. We cannot wait for what the queen of Bollywood has in store for us in this weird comedy!
2. ARJUN PATIALA
Diljit Dosanjh, true to his name, has won our hearts with his past performances. His character in Soorma was loved and cherished by one and all! Our punjabi munda is coming back to the big screen with Arjun Patiala.
Diljit is starring opposite Kirti Sanon in the movie and we know that this jodi will definitely deliver. While the movie is a cliched boy-meets-girl rom-com where Diljit is playing the role of a drunk and promiscuous cop, and Sanon plays the role of a news reporter, we will still dare to expect a bit from this one. The trailer is gripping. But what excites more is the anticipation of fireworks from this strange jodi that has come together for a comic script. There is also a supporting role of Varun Sharma, the funny-man of ‘Fukrey’ fame. We cannot wait to watch what this rom-com brings to the table for 2019.
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Shraddha Kapoor has stolen the show with the Haseena Parkar trailer and she is definitely giving everyone serious acting goals. Playing the fierce queen of underworld god mother Haseena she is successful in showing how shrewd and big a mastermind she was and the film shows her journey from a young bubbly girl to a fierce and scary woman.
Her grey avatar followed by the gritty and non-emotive modulated heavy voice and straight face is far from the roles that Shraddha has portrayed earlier. She has done complete justice to the character and the hard-hitting dialogues leave a mark on the audience too. The film stars Shraddha as the infamous sister of Dawood Ibrahim, Haseena. Shraddha’s own brother Siddhanth Kapoor will be seen playing the don. The film is slated to release on August 18th and we just can’t wait for it now.
The trailer of eagerly awaited ‘A Gentleman’ has been released this afternoon. The film has Siddharth Malhotra and Jacquline Fernandes in the lead. The trailer showcases two male charters played by Siddharth. His character Gaurav is of a sweet and charming man who loves to cook, clean up his house like a typical Delhi Punjabi boy.
On the other hand, he is seen as bad mouthing action loving Rishi. He mouths lines like ‘Jhand Hai Meri Life Behanchod’ which gives his character earthy shades
Playing female lead actor Jacqueline Fernandez portrays Kavya which is a character of an over-enthusiastic adventurer with good looks. In the trailer she is seen with Gaurav who according to her is ‘Thoda Jade Hi Safe’. The trailer gives an impression that it is a tussle between liking a ‘Sundar Susheel’ or a ‘Risky’ guy. The film will definitely reveal the suspense. Till then you can enjoy the trailer.
Before its release on 21st July, Lipstick under my Burkha released its 2nd trailer last week which is already creating waves. The second trailer has already crossed five million views. People are getting curious and intrigued to see the ‘most controversial film’ of the year which deals into the secret lives of four women who are being told to supress their sexuality, an ageing widow who comes on terms with her own sexuality at a later stage of life, a homemaker with kids who longs for employment, a small-town girl who is forced into a wedlock which she does not approve and a young girl college who aspires to be a pop sensation.
Starring seasoned actors like Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkana Sen Sharma and newcomers like Aahna Kumra and Plabita Borthakur, the film already hit a massive roadblock a few months ago when the CBFC refused to certify the film due to its bold subject, ‘lady oriented content, abusive language and audio pornography. But now that it has got the clearance, everyone is waiting with bated breath for this movie which is under the Prakash Jha banner and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and which has strong feminist connotations.
Actor and Singer Ayushmann Khurrana is gearing up for his new film ‘Meri Pyari Bindu’s release. The trailer for the movie had been released online. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra the film ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’s trailer showcases the melodious era of the 60s and the emerging India of the 80s in a unique blend.
The movie is scheduled to hit the screens on May 12, 2017. Produced by Maneesh Sharma for Yashraj Films, the movie is directed by Akshay Roy.
This film aims to be a spin-off of the popular film Baby, but fails to match up to the expectations of the audience. While Baby was a taut film with a gripping narrative and well paced scenes, Naam Shabana lags in parts, with a slow first half and a rushed ending that feels unsatisfying.
This film is centred around Shabana, played by the wonderful Tapsee Pannu, and the tragedy that shaped her life and made her join the espionage service in search for retribution. Tapsee plays her character with zeal, and is equally stunning during her action scenes or when showcasing raw emotion. The interesting part of the film is it is helmed by a strong woman lead (although overshadowed in the credits by Akshay Kumar in a guest role!)
Shabana is a girl who enjoys martial arts and being with her family. She is pursued by a young man who she inevitably falls for but who she loses under tragic circumstances. This tragedy allows Manoj Bajpayee, the leader of a shadowy organization, to recruit her and help her get revenge on those who wronged her.
Akshay Kumar’s cameo role seems tacked on, but is sure to be a crowd pleaser as the theatre erupted into applause when he arrived. There are plenty of plotholes in the film such as why they would choose a rank newcomer to the system to chase one of their most sought after criminal masterminds, or how a complex medical procedure seems as simplistic as a dental visit. There are lighter moments in the film that serve well to break up the tension, but overall the plot lacks the intricacies of the far superior Baby.
Tapsee Pannu is the shining star of this venture, and manages to breathe life into the material. The item numbers seem forced, and are surely placed there for some appeal to the masses, which in my mind seems to be a wrong step. The directing is up to par, but the movie is let down by the script, which could have used more fine tuning, and lacks tension. Manoj Bajpayee is also good in his role, and fits into the universe of the film smoothly, while Akshay Kumar’s performance feels a little flat. The cinematography of the film is also vibrant and adds some depth to this lackluster fare.
This film could certainly have taken a few tips from Baby!
By Troy Riberio
Director Vikramaditya Motwane’s film ‘Trapped’ is a minimalist survival film. It is the compelling tale of a man trapped and stranded on the 35th floor of a newly constructed, unoccupied building, in the heart of Mumbai.The film begins on an unassuming note with Shaurya, a shy and timid guy, falling in love with his colleague, Noorie. In his bid to start a new life with her, he shifts from a shared accommodation to a flat in one of the unoccupied skyscrapers. That he is an illegal tenant, is a separate issue.
Designed to cater to an intelligent audience, the film has all the trappings of this genre. It is well made and engaging, but nevertheless, seems contrived simply because the entire setting is far from subtle. What starts of like a realistic film ends up like a fabricated drama — on the face, breathlessly rushed and manufactured.
This is evident, as the director has taken enough measures to ensure the mise-en-scene is perfect. In one of the earlier scenes when Shaurya is leaving his shared accommodation, the television set is on in the background and the host of a television programme states, “a… and the great survive”. This predictably lays the foundation for the events to follow.
Also, what makes “Trapped” seem utterly fabricated is that the story takes place sometime in Mumbai and the time in the film universe seems timeless. So the sudden downpour that enables Shaurya to fill his refrigerator with water seems like deus ex-machina for the plot.
Also, the thrilling factors are trimmed, especially when Shaurya escapes from the flat by scaling down the grills.
The film drags. There are moments of pure agony that make you squirm, waiting for the torturous moments to tide-away. Interestingly, these moments along with the scenes when the tables are turned with Shaurya being a timid guy to a hunter, are probably the best flashes of the film.
As Shaurya, this is Rajkummar Rao’s canvas and yet it is not one of his best performances. An excellent actor, he is stifled with the limitation of the script. He appears dim-witted and portrays a gamut of emotions that are blatantly cheerless, gloomy and far from being intelligent. He excels in being frantic, anxiety driven and desperate. But the desperation comes across as a half-hearted attempt, probably because of the script.
Geetanjali Thapa as Noorie is natural and sincere.
On the production front too, with a simplistic approach, the apartment is not congruent to a flat in a newly constructed apartment. And the background score fluctuates from being realistic to over-the-top.
Overall, the film makes you feel trapped in the auditorium. (IANS) Rating: ***