‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’ releasing on  24 August, 2018 at Major Ekamai, Rama 3 & Pattaya

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is an upcoming Bollywood comedy film directed by Mudassar Aziz and produced by Anand L. Rai and Krishika Lulla. The film is a sequel to Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016). It stars Diana Penty returning as the eponymous character and Sonakshi Sinha. The production features an ensemble cast consisting of Penty, Sinha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal, Jassi Gill. The film is slated to release on 24 August 2018.

Directed by Mudassar Aziz
Produced by Anand L. Rai
Krishika Lulla
Written by Mudassar Aziz
(Dialogue)
Screenplay by Mudassar Aziz
Starring
Diana Penty
Sonakshi Sinha
Jimmy Sheirgill
Ali Fazal
Jassi Gill
Music by Sohail Sen
Cinematography Sunil Patel
Edited by Ninad Khanolkar
Production
company
Colour Yellow Productions
Eros International
Release date
24 August 2018
Country India
Language Hindi

Watch #SatyamevaJayate in cinemas

DCP Shivansh has been tasked to catch Vir, the man behind police killings in the city. Both are eventually against the same enemy but divided by a fine line, the law.

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Movie Review: Satyameva Jayate

We all have seen corruption and apathy in the government and police force etc. from close quarters at some point in our lives. Most of the times, we have not protested and merely given up since the thought of taking on the system is just too much. But imagine if you could teach these corrupt officials a lesson. Milap Milan Zaveri’s SATYAMEVA JAYATE promises you to get into that space and give you a kick in seeing baddies facing a crushing defeat from an aam aadmi, as evident from the trailers. So does SATYAMEVA JAYATE turn out to be as action-packed, massy and satisfying as expected? Or does it fail? Let’s analyse.

SATYAMEVA JAYATE is the story of a vigilante on a killing spree for a personal reason. Veer (John Abraham) is an acclaimed artist who has taken up a mission to kill corrupt cops. His first target is Sadashiv Patil (Abhishek Khandekar). He sets him on fire alive and then sends his ashes to his police station in Santacruz, Mumbai. In no time, he bumps off Inspector Irrfan Qadri (Shaikh Sami Usman) from Andheri Police Station in the same manner. DCP Shivansh Rathod (Manoj Bajpayee) is given the charge of this case by the Commissioner (Manish Chaudhary). Veer meanwhile meets Shikha (Aisha Sharma) at a beach clean-up drive and both fall for each other. Meanwhile, Veer challenges Shivansh to stop him from killing his next target. Shivansh fails and Veer manages to eliminate Inspector Damle (Ganesh Yadav) of Thane Police Station. Shivansh is shaken by Veer’s audacity and his fearlessness and he goes on an overdrive in trying to know who his next target would be. Finally, Shivansh cracks the modus operandi of Veer. Shivansh realizes that Inspector Bhonsle (Rajesh Khera) from Yari Road police station is the next one in line. Shivansh lays a trap and is all set to catch Veer. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
Milap Milan Zaveri’s story is simplistic, massy and something that the masses would applaud. Milap Milan Zaveri’s screenplay is also on the same lines but it gets repetitive. There’s no novelty value left after a point with regards to the killing of the cops. Also it’s a bit flawed. For instance, Veer giving all the clues through his painting was a bit too convenient. The climax is a bit confusing especially actions of Shikha. Milap Milan Zaveri’s dialogues however are completely paisa vasool and would be greeted with seetis and taalis!
Milap Milan Zaveri’s direction reminds one of the 90s action dramas. Although it works in most parts, at some places the film begins to give a dated feel. In the second half, he could have executed the killing sequences differently as that would have enhanced interest. Moreover, the film gets a bit stretched towards the finale and perhaps, he could have avoided this aspect too.
SATYAMEVA JAYATE begins with a dhamaka and the excitement keeps going. The entry of DCP Shivansh in the narrative adds to the fun. Veer’s first ever call to Shivansh is quite a dramatic sequence. The manner in which the three cops are eliminated are also quite interesting and viewers would surely root for these sequences. But the best sequence of the first half is the ‘namaaz’ sequence. Single screen audiences would go crazy at this point. The intermission point comes as a bolt from the blue. Post-intermission, the hospital sequence stands out. But then the film drops as it becomes too overdramatic and repetitive. Even the finale would be received with mixed reactions.

John Abraham delivers a fabulous, nuanced performance. John is known for his action avatar majorly and his role in SATYAMEVA JAYATE is definitely the best as compared to other such flicks of recent times like FORCE 2, ROCKY HANDSOME and DISHOOM. Watch out for the way he dons a cunning act in the hospital sequence. Manoj Bajpayee provides able support and enhances impact in some scenes. His confrontation with Veer at various points is too good. Aisha Sharma makes a confident debut but sadly doesn’t have much to do in the film. Amruta Khanvilkar (Sarita) is completely wasted and that’s unfortunate considering that she just gave a memorable performance in RAAZI. Manish Chaudhary is fine but hams a lot in the climax. Rajesh Khera leaves the maximum impact out of the police officers. Ganesh Yadav comes next. Abhishek Khandekar, Shaikh Sami Usman and Ankur Sharma (Inspector Mohan Shrivastav) are okay. Chetan Pandit (Inspector Shiv Rathod) leaves a mark. Archita Agarwal (Muslim girl harassed by cop) has a good screen presence. Nora Fatehi looks and dances like a dream and is quite sizzling.
The songs don’t have much purpose in the film. ‘Dilbar’ is the best of the lot and this chartbuster is very well picturised. ‘Paniyon Sa’ doesn’t register an impact while ‘Tajdar-E-Haram’ is relegated to the background. Sanjoy Chowdhury’s background score is dramatic and exhilarating.
Nigam Bomzan’s cinematography is decent while Priya Suhas’ production design is a bit poor but works well for this film as it’s based in a realistic setting. Amin Khatib and Ravi Verma’s action is the highpoint of the film. It’s not too gory but at the same time feels quite raw and real. Maahir Zaveri’s editing should have been crisper.
On the whole, SATYAMEVA JAYATE is a powerful and gripping drama that leaves an impact as it resonates with the problems of the common man. It is sure to work big time in the single screens where the various scenes are bound to induce claps and whistles. This one is for the masses!

Salman Khan finally accepts Kiren Rijiju’s fitness challenge, earns plaudits from Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

On Saturday, Salman Khan finally responded to union minister Kiren Rijiju’s fitness challenge and put up his video.

The Bollywood superstar shared a 25-second video in which he is seen cycling and working out.

He wrote: “Fabulous campaign by Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on #HumFitTohIndiaFit. I accept the Fitness Challenge of Kiren Rijiju. Here is my video.”

To this, Rijiju responded: “Great Salman Khan bhai. You inspire millions to stay fit and healthy. Thanks for accepting my challenge.”

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also wrote: “As a fitness icon, you taking the #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge is a milestone for promoting healthy lifestyle in our country!”

Just like us, Shah Rukh Khan is also looking forward to Dhanush’s Vada Chennai – here’s proof

The first teaser of Dhanush’s upcoming film, Vada Chennai dropped a few days ago. The movie has created enough buzz on social media given the fact how engaging the teaser was. Adding to the hype is Shah Rukh Khan. Seems like Vada Chennai fever has hit the Chennai Express actor as well. He made sure that his 35.9 million fans on Twitter knew that he is looking forward to the Dhanush starrer. Sharing the teaser, SRK wrote on Twitter, “My friend the multifaceted @dhanushkraja new film’s teaser. Very edgy & intriguing.”

Now, if that doesn’t give you a reason to check out this movie, what will? Vada Chennai is an out and out crime drama which the trailer tells us clearly. The movie is Dhanush’s third collaboration with filmmaker Vetrimaaran. The two have previously worked in Polladhavan and Aadukulam. The upcoming film also features Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead. Andrea Jeremiah also plays a key role in the movie.

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My friend the multifaceted @dhanushkraja new film’s teaser. Very edgy & intriguing. https://youtu.be/q5GG5HJ1hVk

Just like Shah Rukh, we also loved the teaser. Talking about which, the teaser takes us through over 30 years of a person’s life. We see how a young man is drawn into the world of crime and gang war. Dhanush has a layered role and that is evident from the short footage. We see the innocent spark of a teenager and the weary vengeful side of a man who knows that survival is of the fittest in the badlands of North Chennai. The shoot of the film began in 2016. The film is set in the mafia world of 1970s’ Chennai. It has been shot in the Binny Mills area.

Circling back to Shah Rukh Khan, the actor will be next seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero, which is one of the most exciting projects coming out this year. The movie will feature the actor essaying the role of a dwarf. Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma also star in the movie with him.

Is alleged ex boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra avoiding Alia Bhatt due to her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor?

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are currently shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra and fans couldn’t be happier. But while their on-screen chemistry is yet to pan out, their off-screen romance has been grabbing all the headlines and how! Reports of their growing proximity during the shoot were keeping rumour mills abuzz when Ranbir confessed that it’s new and there has been no looking back since. In fact, if Alia’s Instagram is any proof, they have been sharing desserts, clicking pictures where Alia and her BFF are the muse and taking strolls along the beautiful Bulgaria.

And hey, we couldn’t complain. If anything, we kinda ship Ranbir-Alia and are vouching for them for the rank of Bollywood’s ‘IT’ couple. But we guess, not everyone is a fan. And no, we are not talking about Katrina Kaif. According to Mumbai Mirror, Sidharth Malhotra hasn’t taken the news of the budding romance so well. If we were to believe an industry insider, he is avoiding Alia and her messages as well. For those of you don’t know, Alia and Sid were a thing before she moved on to the Kapoor boy. And now, Sidharth wont even reply to Alia’s hello. Apparently, Alia also messaged him on his birthday and invited him to the trial of her film but Sidharth however, has not responded.

Ouch! Sidharth and Alia had been linked with each other ever since they made their debut together in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year in 2012. Although the two never admitted to being in a relationship, their outings and appearances proved otherwise.

Divyanka Tripathi talks about her bond with Ekta Kapoor, says “Working with a lady boss is always amazing”

Ye Hai Mohabbatein fame actress Divyanka Tripathi, who has developed a special bond with the show’s producer Ekta Kapoor, says working with a female visionary is a fun and an amazing experience. She considers Ekta an inspiration for many women to step into the business of entertainment behind the camera.

“Working with a lady boss is always amazing and more fun. Ekta is a very creative person and always gives us the right suggestion. Perhaps that also comes from the fact that apart from being a producer, she is also a writer. She pampers all of us and she deserves all the respect that she has earned over a period of time,” Divyanka told IANS in an interview.

While gender equality in the entertainment business is a raging subject of discussion, especially at a time when the number of women crew members behind the camera is on the rise, Divyanka says Ekta started things way before the constant talk on feminism started on public forums and social media.

“There are many reasons why I respect Ekta and one of them is where she started from. Though she is the daughter of a yesteryear superstar like Jeetendraji, she started making her TV shows at the basement of her house and went on to become one of the influential names in the business of TV entertainment. I think she is an inspiration to many women.” The show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” started in 2013 and continues to run today with a steady popularity.

Asked if she expected such success, in the beginning, Divyanka said: “Honestly, we never had the expectation to match up the TRP race and survive, so successfully with the show because the storyline of our show was very different when we started five years ago.

“Here, the leading lady gets emotionally attached to a little girl and that is how ending up getting married to a divorced man. Later they fall in love as a couple. Since the story was very different, we kept working on it, expecting to connect with the audience with a certain conviction. “Of course now it is much easier to continue the show as we have managed to establish all the characters well in the memory of our audience. Now, we, fortunately, have a strong base of fans and followers.”

Does she find a difference in her own performance after so many years? “I think I have grown as an actress in these five years, but I loved those days of the beginning of our show where my character was pretty new and naive,” Divyanka said.

‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ Cast: Who Can You Recognize?

The makers of The Accidental Prime Ministerhave shared a new photo featuring the entire cast of the film. The Anupam Kher-starrer has been building buzz for its depiction of real life Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other political figures in the 2004-14 UPA cabinet.

Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, former President APJ Abdul Kalam and former union minister Shivraj Patil are some of the ‘reel’ figures spotted in the picture. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the still on Twitter.

Adarsh also revealed that the film is set to release on 21 December, which pits it against the other big Christmas release Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero directed by Aanand L Rai.

The Accidental Prime Minister is based on the book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru which is a behind-the-scenes look at the UPA administration, particularly the power dynamic between Singh and Sonia Gandhi. Here’s another look at the cast.
The film is directed by Vijay Gutte with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer. It features Anupam Kher as Dr Singh, German actor Suzanne Bernert as former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi and Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi. Akshaye Khanna essays the role of Sanjaya Baru.

‘Vishwaroopam 2’ releasing on 10th August, 2018 at Major Ekamai, Rama 3 & Pattaya

Vishwaroop 2 directed by Kamal Haasan, starring Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah. Releasing on August 10, 2018.
The Master plan attack of New York City by Al-Quada terrorist Omar Qureshi Was destroyed by an Indian Intelligence Bureau Agent Wisam through investigation. Meanwhile main terrorist Omar and Saleem had escaped from New York, Wisam was given the responsibility to kill Omar along with his co–terrorists

Presented by – Rohit Shetty & Reliance Entertainment
Produced by – S.Chandrahasan & Kamal Haasan
Written by – Kamal Haasan Music by – M. Ghibran

Director: Kamal Haasan
Writers: Kamal Haasan, Atul Tiwari (hindi dialogue)
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur

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