Bollywood’s Wave of History

Bollywood’s Wave of History

By Sanskriti Tomar

With the upcoming release of Panipat, by Ashitosh Gowarikar, on 6th December 2019, it is important to see this wave of Period Films that has been going through Bollywood. The world of indian cinema has taken by storm with an obsession of historical films. With Taanaji and Shamshera in the pipeline, to be released in 2020, Filmi Files did it’s own research on this growing trend.

Jodha Akbar

Released in 2008, this Ashutosh Gowarikar classic of our times was a superhit and a rather controversial film. Starring Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan, the movie was released amidst a whirlpool of drama and controversy. After its release, the movie grossed 40cr and we think it is safe to say that it set a trend.


Bollywood’s Wave of History

This Salman Khan starrer that introduced Zarine Khan to the world was another movie set in the past battles of our history, and began the upward graph of period films. It was released in 2010 and grossed 40cr as well.

From 2010 onwards, started a decade of back to back such films, and has reached 2020.

Bajirao Mastani

Bollywood’s Wave of History
Another period film, this Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer was made by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and released in 2015. It hit the box office hard and grossed 356 cr by the end of its time on the big screens.

Mohenjo Daro

Bollywood’s Wave of History

This Hrithik Roshan starrer, was released in 2016 and was made by Ashutosh Gowarikar and grossed 108cr in the box office. As the name suggests, the movie was made on the rise and fall of the civilisation of Mohenjo Daro.



Perhaps the queen of recent cinema controversy, Padmaavat was released in 2018 and the name of the movie had to be changed in order to assuage the offended crowds. Made by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie grossed 585Cr in box office. The movie starred Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.



Released in 2019, this Kangana Ranaut film was the one made on the woman-hero of our freedom struggle- Rani Laxmi Bai. The movie was produced by Zee studios and directed by Ranaut herself. It grossed 152Cr and became quite a hit.

This is a trend that is not going anytime soon, we think. Bollywood has created a nest in history and cosily rests there. While we appreciate the dose of history we have been getting on big screens, but we feel the scripts have turned repetitive, and the trend has come to a passe.

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Kangana Ranaut dons Jayalalithaa Avatar

Kangana Ranaut dons Jayalalithaa Avatar


Ace actress Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayaram Jayalalithaa. Jayalalitha was also an actress & she did over 150 films including Kannada, Tamil & Telugu films. She was called the “Queen of the Tamil Cinema”.

The biopic of Jayalalithaa is named “Thalaivi”. Kangana Ranaut’s look revealed in the movie’s poster today.

Kangana can be seen wearing a dark green saree, with a bun hairdo. The impressive look has Kangana donning thick prosthetics, but still managing to bring through the soft Iron Lady’s soft smile while flashing her signature victory sign.

Her impressive look in this upcoming biopic is the work of renowned Hollywood prosthetics artist, Jason Collins, who has worked on films like ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Captain Marvel’. Interestingly, the actress will reportedly have four different looks in the film to best replicate her changing features and ageing through the course of the film.

For her role in the film, Kangana has been taking lessons in Tamil and has also been learning the classical dance form – Bharatanatyam, videos of which we have already seen online. Kangana’s sister Rangoli surprised also surprised the fans by sharing a short teaser of the film on Twitter.

Jayalalithaa had millions of fans & this film will be a treat to watch for them. Thalaivi will be released in 2020 in 3 languages. Fimi Files will bring more Bollywood Masala infused posts for you so stay tuned.

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Movie Review: ‘Pagalpanti’

Movie Review: ‘Pagalpanti’

By Neha Bora

Masala movies are the ultimate treat for bollywood fans, even in the era of patriotic, biopics, realistic cinema. A movie with 3 dance numbers, 1 item song and lots of over the top Dialogues and action sequences finds a large chunk of audience for itself. But Anees Bazmee is a visionary filmmaker, and this time he has made something that even he cannot watch. Watched Anees Bazmee’s Pagalpanti‘ which has a humongous cast of John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Illena dcruz, urvashi rautela, kriti kharbanda, inaamulhaq and Pulkit Samrat .


With a cast like this an average movie goer can expect some good laughs. But I only started laughing after 2 hours in the film not because the script elevated in the second half but because it went beyond my expectations in being ridiculous. We can’t talk about the plot. No one in the world except Anees Bazmee can explain or understand the storyline. After watching Pagalpanti I am sure that he is much better at pitching movies to producers than directing them.


So let’s jump to “whatever I saw on screen”. Chandu (Pulkitsamrat), Junkie ( Arshad Warsi) and Raj kishor(John Abraham) are three friends who are struck with bad luck in every business because of Raj’s kundli. But still they are able to convince every second person to invest their money in their startups. And during one of these failure they get connected to WiFi. WiFi is Anil Kapoor’s character name who is the brother in law of gangster Raja Sahab (Saurabh Shukla).


To recover their loss both of them hire these “3 idiots” for some really bizzare jobs like tasting the food to check whether it has poison or being dummy Raja Sahabto avoid attack from enemies. Meanwhile chandu falls in love with Raja Sagan’s daughter Jhanvi played by Kriti Kharbanda.


But Anees Bazmee has one more sub plot for the audience. Suddenly you see inalmullhaq on screen playing “Neeraj Modi”. The defaulter who left india after taking loans worth billions.


So Neeraj modi is the mastermind who is above all the gangsters. And he lends money to Raja Sahab and his rival Tulli-Bulli to double them. But because Raj kishore along with his badluck is in the house all the money is burned to ashes. This is the point till where I knew who am I and where am I…But after this neither I nor the movie knew where we are heading.


Because you get to see a haunted house where a hired “chudail” played by Urvashi Rautela is scaring people. And then somehow Raj finds out that this haunted place is Neeraj Modi’s black money storage. And then something happens, then again something happens and they rob all the money from him.


When Neeraj Modi comes to know about this he summons WiFiand asks him to bring his money back. Anil kapoor goes to John for money and…And then you get the biggest plot twist ever in the history of Indian cinema. Raj was not doing all this for his own luxury…He was doing this for Hindustan and “Bharat kijanta“, because Neeraj Modi is the “Gaddar” and John doesn’t spare them even in a comedy movie.


And then you witness one of the most horrible climax ever where gangsters are making samosa and jalebi in a villa, CGI lions are roaming around and wondering where they have come, just like the audience. And all the things that you have not seen in house full 4.

I can bet, this is the most descriptive post about this movie that you can find. Even the wikipedia page of the movie has only 3 sentences for it’s premises.


Talking about the performances, John Abraham enters in the frame with the same smile that we are familiar with since Dhoom. And the moment you see him smiling you will know that you are not going to do that for next 3 hours. Arshad Warsi is the only guy among the 3 lead male actors who was trying to put effort in these dead jokes. Anil Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla have done these roles so many times that you cannot complain about them.


Inamul Haq got a meaty role after a long time but couldn’t perform due to a poorly written character. Kriti Kharbanda impresss you with her comic timing but it is painful to see her trying to put effort when even the director is not doing that. No words a about Illeana Dcruz, Urvashi Rautela and Pulkit Samrat. Even the CGI lions had better expressions and screen presence than these three.


The music is just like the storyline, you have 2 remade songs and both of them are unnecessary. One of the song “Walla Walla” takes you to Arab and the other “Thumka” to Uttar Pradesh. All said and done, this movie is not a regular bollywoodcomedy, it has patriotism, item numbers, horror and action but still please avoid it.


Please if you love your family, friends and humanity then do tell these people not to watch this movie in theatre, online portal or television. Because the trailer itself says ‘Don’t use your brain, because these people don’t have that. Filmi Files is the best place to look for movie reviews online.


FF Ratings: *

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Anu Malik steps down as Indian Idol 11 judge

Anu Malik steps down as Indian Idol 11 judge


Anu Malik is a famous Bollywood singer and music composer, he has also been associated with singing reality show Indian Idol as a judge. However, last year India was hit by #MeToo movement and shockingly, a female singer Sona Mahopatra accused Anu Malik of sexually harassing her.

Sona has made endless claims and even bashed people who supported Anu Malik. She called out the makers of Indian Idol to drop Anu Malik from their show, she even questioned the fellow judges, Vishal Dadlani & Neha Kakkar.

In between all this event, another 2 famous singers namely Shweta Pandit and Neha Bhasin accused Anu Malik of his vile behaviour and called him a sexual predator.

With the ongoing controversies, Indian Idol makers never put out any statement but ultimately, Anu Malik himself has decided to leave the show. He even claimed that he will be back on the show after he has cleared his name.

On the other hand, Sona Mahopatra celebrated this news and thanked her supporters for being with her in this fight. Filmi Files will bring masala news to you so stay tuned.

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Good Newwz trailer will make you go ROFL!

Good Newwz trailer will make you go ROFL!


Superstars Akshay Kumar & Kareena Kapoor are coming back together on the silver screen with Diljeet Dosanjh & Kiara Advani to deliver some good news.

Good Newwz trailer launched today and it is literally making people laugh like anything. The film is based on a totally new concept which is a plus point for the film & the actors.

Akshay & Kareena, Diljeet & Kiara are playing the role of 2 couples who are trying to get pregnant through IVF. The real confusion begins when the procedure is completed and the hospital mixes up their sperms as they both have the same last names, Batra. Kareena gets pregnant with Diljeet’s baby while Kiara with Akshay’s.

Good Newwz trailer will make you go ROFL!

The film’s trailer did not bore me even for a split second, a high society couple has to deal with a punjabi couple who are real chill and full of humour and PJs. Diljeet calls sperm as spam in the film. It’s quite hilarious.

We have seen sperm donor concept in Vicky Donor but Good Newwz is a step ahead and with a witty & funny cast like this, it surely looks promising.

Good Newwz is directed by Raj Mehta & is produced by Akshay Kumar & Karan Johar. The film is releasing on 27 December. Filmi Files will bring more to you the latest Bollywood news and happenings.

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Kartik Aaryan Looks Promising In ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’

Kartik Aryan Looks Promising In ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’


By FF Network


We all saw the poster of the sequel of Bhool Bhulaiyaa. We all loved it! Bhool Bhulaiyaa won hearts with its fresh genre of horror-comedy. The Akshay Kumar starrer is coming back with a bang, only this time it is starring Karthik Aryan!


The actor of Pyar Ka Punchnama fame has proven his mettle in the world of comedy. It is now to be seen how he fares in a horror-comedy! The poster for this sequel released and took the internet by storm. It is an absolute delight to behold!


The poster brings back the nostalgia of Bhool Bhulaiyaa that released 13 years ago. The poster is on the same pattern as Akshay Kumar’s, and follows the same colour scheme


We cannot wait to see Karthik carry this baton and further unfold the horror story of “Monjulika”. To keep you up to date with the latest happenings, gossips, and movies in the tinsel town Filmi Files is ready at your service with its extremely exciting posts.


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Ayushmann Khurrana Creates Buzz For His ‘Dream Girl’ Role

Ayushmann Khurrana Creates Buzz For His ‘Dream Girl’ Role

By FF Network

Dream Girl is an upcoming movie of Ayushmann Khurrana and Nusrat Barucha directed by Raaj Shaanilyaa. Annu Kapoor, Manjot Singh, Vijay Raaz, Shumona Chakravarti has also been roped in for the movie.
It’s a romantic comedy film in which Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen playing the role of a man who transforms himself into Sita ji for a role in Ramleela. He doesn’t only look like a woman, he also changes his voice for the character. By doing this, he gets a job in an adult hotline service. The real fun begins when he has to hide from his customers who’ll end up searching for him in hope to meet Pooja aka Ayushmann.
This film looks promising and is quite different from the usual rom com Bollywood movies. Dream Girl will definitely smash the patriarchy when a man who wears women’s clothes has to be accepted by his father and the society.
Ayushmann Khurrana is a versatile actor and he recently won National Award for the movie Andhadhun. His last movie Article 15 received good response from the critics and audience. These type of challenging roles has made Ayushmann Khurrana one of the top most actors in Bollywood. Dream Girl might just add another feather in his cap. Filmi Files is the best site for checking out movies reviews and latest tinsel town gossips.

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Film Review: ‘Batla House’

By Pooja Chhabra

The story of L-18 presented by Nikkhil Advani in his Batla house is based on a real life encounter by Delhi Police in September 2008, after a series of blasts in country and its capital. The story was a fictionalized attempt of the actual encounter where two IM operatives were killed, one was arrested while two managed to escape. The entire story revolved around proving the encounter as real or fake. Filmi Files is the best spot for tinsel town new and gossips.

The story was narrated from the point of ACP Sanjeev Kumar, brilliantly played by John Abraham. The personal experience of Sanjeev kumar was highlighted, as well as the impact of allegations on the life of an honest police officer and his dedication of being a duty bound husband.

John has earlier worked in the films with similar genre such as Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran, Satyameva Jayate, shows his sense of patriotism in choosing the films. While Batla house was an extremely sensitive film talking on minority religion. The intensity presented by John justifies his role of the most awarded police officer with nine gallantry awards.

The other main cast consisted of Nandita Kumar, wife of ACP Sanjeev Kumar played by Mrunal Thakur, Kishan Kumar, the inspector martyred in the encounter was played by Ravi Kishan and Huma/ Victoria the dancer gave an item number Saki-Saki and led the film further was played by Nora Fatehi.

The film was engaging throughout with its unfolding of events on the political and activist front while the first half has a repetition of the events which was gratified in the second half with the courtroom and the revelations of the investigations. The film though involved prevalent religious bias which was claimed to be unbiased in making by the disclaimer.

On an overall the film cleared many perceptions living among people regarding this encounter of Delhi Police through its fictional depiction of the series of events happened in L-18 Batla house on 19th September’2008. Hence, making it a must watch for the ones interested in unravelling the mysteries.

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Three Big Bang Releases On Independence Day!

Three Big Bang Releases On Independence Day!
By Ayushi Agarwal

India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day today. Rakshabandhan is falling on the same day and it brings three big movie releases on the holiday. Cine goers couldn’t have asked for a better day to watch some of the very exciting movies releasing today.

(1) Mission Mangal:

It is directed by Jagan Shakti and has an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi and Kirti Kulhari playing the role of Indian scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This movie will show the struggles and efforts of the real life scientists who successfully launched Mar’s Orbiter Mission making Mars more accessible to explore.
Akshay Kumar already has an impression of doing these type of movies while the other star cast of the film has to leave a mark to be remembered in an Akshay Kumar starrer film.
(2) Batla House:
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Director Nikhil Advani’s Batla House is a film inspired by true events of the controversial encounter operation. It happened in Delhi in the year 2008. The film casts John Abraham as the lead who’ll play the role of a cop named Sanjeev Kumar Yadav and Mrunal Thakur as his wife.
Other supporting actors include Ravi Kishan, Nora Fatehi, Sonam Arora. This film will put forward the incidents that happened before and after the encounter operation.

(3) Once upon a time in Hollywood:

Three Big Bang Releases On Independence Day!
This movie has already released in America and received a lot of positive reviews from the audience. Quentin Tarantino’s film has a huge ensemble star cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Luke Perry.
The film set in the 60’s era Los Angeles where an aging TV actor(Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double and a longtime friend(Brad Pitt) embark on an eventual journey to make a name for themselves in the Hollywood industry.
Margot Robbie plays the character of a director’s wife who are neighbors with Leonardo DiCaprio. Do comment your reviews after watching any of the above films. Filmi Files is the best spot for tinsel town new and gossips.

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Anushka Appeals For Help To Martyrs In Sukma 

Anushka Appeals For Help To Martyrs In Sukma


NEW DELHI: Actress Anushka Sharma has made a heartfelt appeal to the people of the country to offer aid to the bereaved families of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district earlier this week.

“Our brave jawans in the CRPF martyred their lives for the sake of the nation in the recent Sukma attack. It’s my heartfelt appeal to everyone that if you want to truly pay your tribute to our fallen braves, then visit the Indian government’s website and make your contribution to show their families that India stands with them in solidarity in this moment of grief,” the Sultan actor said in an audio message.

Anushka Appeals For Help To Martyrs In Sukma

The website, , was launched on April 9 this year, and actor Akshay Kumar has played an instrumental role in its conception.Home minister Rajnath Singh had inaugurated the new government website along with the actor. The site allows common people to make monetary donations to families of paramilitary troops killed in action, with an upper limit of Rs 15 lakh to a single family.

If you wish to help these Sukma bravehearts, you can contribute directly into the account of their kin by clicking on this

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