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From Farts To Toilet: Is Bollywood Breaking Barriers? 


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Aren’t the titles of the films going really quirky and different? Imagine telling a movie illiterate person, oh I went to see ‘Fan’ or ‘Tubelight’… that poor chap would be wondering as to what’s so special seeing the basic things of existence. And now we are all geared up to see ‘Toilet’, funny indeed… you use it every day and infact see it more than you see your sweetheart, but yes you would be seeing ‘Toilet’. But this is not what are article is all about. It’s actually about how things that were perceived taboo earlier are slowly coming in the mainstream cinema. 


Remember ‘Hum Dil Chuke Sanam’ and how coolly Ms Ash made fun of Sallu’s name as ‘Sameer, Hawa ka Jhoka’, which was a taunt at the fact that he farted in front of her. But on second thoughts how many movies ever since have actually shown the lead actors farting, c’mon its natural phenomenon, but still films are scared of showing it… scared of the smell it would generate? 

There are many things which were still considered a taboo or shame showing in movies but with the new breed of directors and writers and their innovative thinking, some of them are now being considered normal. Flashback yourself and think that had you ever seen the concept of ‘sperm donor’ in movies… shh what are we talking sperm and all that… but with movies like Vicky Donor and various web series, now we actually find the idea practical, it’s a way of helping the childless couple and in a way creating awareness. And talking about Sperms, the next thing which is haww so shameful to show in a movie is Oral Sex. Isn’t Sex an integral part of our lives and what’s wrong in showing the various forms of sex, thanks to films like Delhi Belly where the lead actor was actually shown going down on his girl rather than being on the top, we actually saw a little ‘different’ aspect of it even though it was not shown fully, but yes it was a change after all. 

And how many of us have actually seen frontal nudity in films? We go ga-ga when the man shows his 8 packs or when the heroine strips down to her bikini, but people there is more to that and it seems impossible that we shall see a full Monty in movies soon. But hopes are alive… one day …one day!!

Sex leads to think us about relationships and yes, the concept of ‘live-in’ are now being shown pretty commonly in movies and so are the ‘gay relationships’ with Mr Karan Johar contributing to it in a way, how can we forget ‘Kanta Ben’ looking all shaky and shocked seeing SRK and Saif in the same bed! But why is a gender discrimination here also, if Gays are shown why are we still scared to touch the topic of ‘Lesbianism’. After all, if men have feelings don’t do the females have and the one film that dared to show it was ‘Fire’ although it is still considered parallel cinema. Waiting for that day when Lesbians would be shown in a main stream masala movie.


Awareness is also being spread in the form of making movies which cater to a certain section of society like in the case of My brother Nikhil, where AIDS was discussed or for that matter Taare Zameen Par which dealt with the problem of Dyslexia which is something not talked about it so openly, but yes, these movies are breaking the barriers. Movies are not only generating awareness about superstitions in fairly dominant religious country thanks to movies like PK and OH! My God, but upcoming movies like Toilet- Ek prem Katha takes the social mission of ‘Swatch Bharat’ forward. 

When movies were just considered a mode of entertainment where you could forget about your life problems and just enjoy, the new trend is breaking barriers in making us sit and think and in a way making us aware, but there is still a long journey ahead and hopefully one day it would be achieved.

Tubelight On For This Year Eid Release 


Superstar Salman Khan recently released the teaser and first look poster of his upcoming venture ‘Tubelight’ on Twitter and none can keep calm! After ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, this happens to be his third film with Kabir Khan.
The buzz around ‘Tubelight’ is quite high as the film and its storyline has been kept under wraps. The first look poster has created a stir among Sallu bhai fans. Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and announced the official release date of the film.
He wrote: “And yes, note the OFFICIAL release date of release of #Tubelight: 23 June 2017.”
A Chinese actress Zhu Zhu will be seen opposite Salman in the film. Also, there happens to be a special role of Shah Rukh Khan too.

First Look: Trailer For ‘Kick’

BqK5p3DCYAEg4hiThe trailer of Salman Khan’s much-awaited upcoming film “Kick” was released in the presence of fans at the popular Gaiety Galaxy cinema hall, Mumbai, on Sunday (15 June).

The trailer gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the film. Looking at the video, one can say that the film will be a complete action entertainer with all the commercial elements. Salman is sure to impress his fans once again in his stylish action avatar.

 

Salman Khan Concerned Over The Fate Of ‘Jai Ho’

jai_ho_2014_movie_still-1920x1080Mumbai:(PTI)Superstar Salman Khan, known for breaking box office records with his every film, says he is concerned about the box office fate of his upcoming release `Jai Ho` as he really likes the film and wants it to do well. 

“It is said that the most favourite film of the actor hasn`t worked, so that fear is also there. So far it`s not happened with me, but there will be a time that it will happen. I hope this doesn`t happen with me with this film, because I really like it. The film has a lot of action, comedy, romance etc, and yet is not in the same format as my earlier films,” he said.

`Jai Ho`, directed by Sohail Khan, stars Salman, Tabu, Danny Denzongpa, newcomer Daisy Shah, Sana Khan, Suniel Shetty and others. The film, a remake of Telugu flick `Stalin`, is set to release on January 24.Earlier, in an interview, Salman had said that the space of masala entertainer films is explored too much in Bollywood and the genre will die some day owing to repetition.

The actor said `Jai Ho` did not have frivolous action.”The `Wanted` format is considered as an action film, whereas it is not. They are films with motive, drive and huge emotional content behind them. There is a story to it, it is not random, frivolous action that you kick and the villains are flying out. That format looked good, the films that came in that time like `Wanted`, `Singham`, `Dabangg` became huge hits,” he said.

Salman feels the movies which are being made in this space now have very little work for heroes while the fighters are doing more. On the other side, the hero in his films is doing everything – from climbing, jumping, fighting, romancing to comedy.

Author Chetan Bhagat To Write ‘Kick’s Screenplay

Popular fiction writer Chetan Bhagat will be writing the screenplay for Salman Khan starrer ‘Kick’. Chetan Bhagat is one of the most sought after authors in Bollywood. His novels like Five Point Someone and One Night at Call Center have been successfully adapted and several other projects are also based on his novels.

Announcing the decision to write the screenplay of ‘Kick’ the author tweeted, “Happy to share with you that I`ll be writing the screenplay of `Kick` starring Salman Khan and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. Have known both Salman and Sajid Nadiadwala for a while and been wanting to work with them. Couldn`t have asked for a better screenplay debut. Will be adapting Kick from original Telugu superhit, with fair amount of changes as well. Huge expectations, need all ur support! Thanks!”

‘Kick’ is  Hindi remake of a Telugu blockbuster of the same name and the screenplay will be inspired from the original. The Telugu kick was a story of Robinhood style robber who used to rob the rich and distribute the loot among poor.

Salman Khan Joins Facebook, Fakes Need To ‘Fake Off’ !

Bollywood’s  ‘Bing Bang Khan’ apna Salman Khan has joined Facebook and he makes his entry with 2.6 million likes on it.  He is following the footsteps of Amitabh Bachchan who recently joined Facebook. Salman’s page showcases the chain of Being Human stores which are scheduled for launch in October.

Issuing a warning to fake facebook pages using his name Salman said, ” Jitne fake pages hain woh ya toh woh join kar le is page ko or kya kahun main? `Fake off` (So all the fake pages either just join this page or, what can I say, fake off).”

Whether these will take any cue from it or not only the time will tell. The link for his facebook page is

https://www.facebook.com/BeingSalmanKhan

‘Ek Tha Tiger’ Crosses 200 Crore Mark!

If Rajesh Khanna was the first ‘Superstar’ and Amitabh Bachchan the first ‘Megastar’ then a new word would have to be coined for Salman Khan as his latest movie ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ collections went past a whopping 210 crore in mere 11 days. Salman Khan should be called the first ‘Gigastar’ of Bollywood as the word ‘Giga’ takes the word ‘Mega’ to higher level.

After making an easy entry into the Rs 100 crore club ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ went on to become the first Bollywood film to cross Rs 200 crore mark after ‘3 Idiots’.

Confirming these astounding figures film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#EkThaTiger 12-day total of *approx* Rs 175 cr nett is from India alone. #EkThaTiger India + Overseas combined biz *after 2nd Weekend* is Rs 210 cr +. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER…(SIC)”.