Esha Gupta Goes Topless On Her Insta Account

Filmi Files Bureau Esha Gupta raising temperatures in new steamy pics where she is grooving in just a lingerie, and another shot in the dark apparently without a stitch on her.

There are no further details on what the photoshoot, possibly a lingerie ad, is about. There is just a cryptic ‘coming soon’ announcement.

The former Miss India will be seen next in Baadshaho with Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi

Movie Review: ‘Jagga Jasoos’

Ranbir Kapoor as Jagga is brilliant. He lives his character on screen, which is sparkling and lively. He is aptly supported by Katrina Kaif as the London returned journalist Shruti Sengupta, who is hunting for leads in her story on the war against global terrorism. She plays the dumb-damsel with loads of bad luck on her side, to perfection. She is effortless in her comic timing and action.

Saswata Chatterjee as Jagga’s foster father Badal Bagchi, and a harbinger of “bad luck” is equally brilliant. Saurabh Shukla in a convoluted role chasing Badal is stereotypical and flat.
The plot of the film is sketchy and begins on a shaky note, but the scenes roll out seamlessly in dream-like sequences thanks to the brilliant editing by Akiv Ali and Ajay Sharma. Also, Director Anurag Basu’s frame composition shows his mastery over his craft.
The music by Pritam Chakraborty adds to the flavour of the narration. The songs in the film help to take the narrative forward as well as drive home a lesson. Striking among them are, “Sab khana khake, daru peeke, chale gaye,” and “Galti se mistake,” which is replete with philosophy and life lessons.
The choreography by Shiamak Davar is fresh and invigorating as each song is artistically presented.
Shot across terrains in Manipur, Kolkata and South Africa, Cinematographer S. Ravi Varman’s lens captured the locales in their full glory along with the animals of the region.
Overall, with a run time of two hours and forty-five minutes, there are moments when you inadvertently end up snatching forty winks. (IANS)
Our Ratings: **

When Sidharth Malhotra Says Jhand Hai Meri Life B****c**d 

By Bhumika Rawat

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.

Big Bang Release of ‘Inside Edge’ on Amazon Prime

India’s first Amazon original web series Inside Edge has now been released. It hvas created a lot of buzz before its release. According to media reports it has all that you always wanted to know about the inside world of cricket. From match fixing, sports politics to the involvement of entertainment industry, it touches upon all the issues and more. It also features the stellar cast of Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Vivek Oberoi, Sayani Gupta, Sarah Jane Dias and Sanjay Suri among others. 

The web series revolves around the dark side of cricket world including match fixing and sports politics as well as involvement of entertainment industry. It is is fictional and has nothing to do with anyone from the real life, its makers said.

The web series features Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Vivek Oberoi, Sayoni Gupta, Sarah Jane Dias, and Sanjay Suri among others. 

Vivek Oberoi denies that his character is based on Lalit Modi. “My character is a mastermind whose omnipresence is everywhere who acts like a puppeteer behind people who are into match fixing, scandal, money and business,” said the actor.

Richa Chadha will be seen as an actress and owner of a cricket team. She says that her character is not based on any real person.

It will have 10 episodes and it is now available on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the trailer here

Amazon Prime To Make Web Series On Indian Corporate Scandal

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Web Series are the happening things these days and it becomes more interesting when some event of the past becomes the basis of that web series story. Yes, in a new feature Amazon Prime is coming up with a web series on the infamous spat between the Housing.com founder and CEO Rahul Yadav and his investors which ultimately led to his abrupt exit.

This incident gave the basis for Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar and his production firm Excel Entertainment to pen down the controversy which created an uproar on social media into a web series. Although no confirmation has come either from Amazon Prime, Rahul Yadav or the production house, but this web series would be something to look forward to.

Movie Review: ‘Mom’

Just when you think Sridevi has run out of surprises, she does “Mom”. A film so steeped in the angst of maternal revenge that you fear it will tie itself up in angry knots.

But no. There is a certain… what do you call it? ‘Thehrao’ — a moral narrative equanimity in the storytelling. A lot of it comes from Sridevi’s central performance as a mother craving acceptance from a disgruntled unhappy daughter. They bond after a family crisis. Out of this age-old done-to-death yarn, debutant director Ravi Udyawar weaves an exceedingly impressive saga of vendetta that leaves us disturbingly satisfied.
The hallmark of a solid revenge tale is the ability for the audience to slip into the protagonist’s mind-space and live his or her agony. Here, Sridevi doesn’t allow us a moment’s reprieve. It is hard to look away from her anguished responses to her daughter’s predicament for even a second. Yes, she is THAT effective. Nothing from her past performances prepares us for her bravura turn as a mother who will avenge the wrong done to her child, come what may.

Sridevi surrenders her personality to the mother Devaki’s role flowing along with the character’s startling deeds and misdeeds until we no longer know the difference between the two. As Sridevi evolves into a determined avenger even her body language undergoes a change. There is a shot where she stands at a policeman’s table in the second half, looking down at him with disdainful contempt, the earlier hesitation and nervousness of an ordinary aggrieved citizen gone for good.

But “Mom” is not only about Sridevi’s performance. Unlike many of her earlier films, including the wonderful “English Vinglish”, where the rest of the cast paled into insignificance, “Mom” is bolstered by a solid supporting cast. Sajal Ali as Sridevi’s daughter is vulnerable and strong. The girl holds her own before Sridevi although as per scriptural demand, they don’t have many scenes together.

The handsome Adnan Siddiqui makes a terrific husband to Sridevi. They look like a couple in joy and grief and the family breathes an easy air of unrehearsed togetherness. Akshaye Khanna is terrific as a police officer torn between duty and justice. He has one major sequence in the parking lot with Sridevi where he proves he is no spring chicken. We need to see more of Mr Khanna on screen.

And the grossly-neglected Abhimanyu Singh playing a ruthless Haryanvi lout stands out in the villainous crowd.

But it’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a lowbrow detective who features in some of the film’s most likeable scenes. His interactive instincts in scenes with Sridevi are on high alert. But he never tries to score over her. Rather, Nawaz plays Sridevi’s foil perfectly. He is the family man with a conscience. And he bonds with Sridevi’s character on that level without intellectualising his involvement in her problem.

Somehow, the even pitch at which director Ravi Udyawar holds all the characters and their performances, goes a long way in giving this film the feel of an emotional payoff.

Though the film is nearly two hours long, nowhere does the narrative allow itself the luxury of taking a breather. The dramatic tension is relentless. Very often, the scenes are cut in a way that they heighten the drama without resorting to hysteria.

Some of the scenes featuring the negative characters could have been less blatant. One villain’s post-vendetta appearance makes us cringe.

But then subtlety is not thrust into the narrative. It flows naturally from the responses of the characters who when faced by trying times gather themselves together to challenge the status quo.

“Mom” is an important film. Though its theme is nothing new the debutant director ensures a vigorous accountability to almost every scene. You may be tempted to wonder why “Mom” seems such a special film with almost every shot exuding a freshness and a secret relevance that may or may not be revealed at any point.

It’s just so reassuring to have Sridevi around. Thank God some things never change. This is one of the best films in recent times. And not only because of Sridevi. (IANS)

Ratings: ***

Tiger Trolled 

Filmi Files Bureau 

The ‘tiger’ has finally roared…yes, the most well behaved and calm star in the industry has said something which has taken everyone by surprise. Tiger Shroff, who is these days shooting for Munna Michael gave an interview to ‘Mumbai Mirror’ and when asked about his take on his would be leading ladies in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2 (SOTY2), Tiger said “I don’t get involved with the casting at all. I don’t really care about the padding around me. It’s the script and my character that matter.”

Well people, the ‘padding’ here refers to his female co-stars and the two names which are reportedly being considered are Jhanvi Kapoor and Ananya Pandey. Shroff Jr, who usually does not get involved in much controversies have landed himself in quite a backlash on social media by being called “self- absorbed”, “sexist”. In a way, Tiger must not forget he is also has done 3 films only. Is the feeling of being a ‘senior actor’ made him pass these comments?