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Juanita Review: It Is A Blend Of The Bland & The Misbegotten

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Juanita(Netflix)

Starring  Alfre Woodard, Adam Beach

Directed  by Carl Johnson

Rating: **(2 stars)

 There  is  something  supremely sad about a meditation on  womanhood and  female empowerment gone awry.

Juanita means well.  It wants us to enter a  Black American woman’s home and  psyche  to  get to know why she thinks her  life as a single mother has  snuffed  out her real self.We saw a far more credible  version of  the  Black American Dream   recently in  If Beale Street  Could Talk.

A few months ago I saw Charlize Theron as a mother going bonkers over  her newly-born baby.Theron’s throbbing  angst and  bursting bosom blew me  away.

Woodard’s attempts to make her  character’s singed existence sing  in protest,  seems highly  misbegotten. Not  her fault entirely. The fey script(adapted  from the novel  Dancing  On The Edge  Of The  Roof) makes Woodard’s  griping mother’s part  over-stuffed with  artistic  and emotional baggage. 

 Juanita talks directly to us , the audience ,  whines and cribs about  being unable to look  after herself while  tending to   three grownup children(one of them being in jail, naturally, have you seen any film about a Black American  family where one  or the  other character is  not  in  jail?).To add “humour”  to the inherently  ennervated  proceedings the plot brings in Blare  Underwood as  himself to serve as  Juanita’s  fantasy man

That Underwood and  not Denzel Washington  or Will Smith  is  this embittered housewife’s fantasy-figure speaks  volumes  about this film’s  budgetry  constraints.When  you make middling budgeted  films your dreams also get cut down to size.

Then it’s  time  for  action.  Juanita takes off in a bus to  a self-pointed  town  on the map to “find myself” as  though he were lying unclaimed on  a lost-and-found shelf . The town where  deboards turns out to have  only one French restaurant  run  by a  man(Adam Beach)  who promptly falls in love with Juanita and they  cook happily ever after.

Or something like that.

Hopefully  their kitchen collaboration would be  more appeatizing  than  what  director  ClarJohnson  serves  up  in this undercooked tale of  a woman unplugged and remixed.

 Juanita is  a work of almost  obsessive mediocrity. It presumes we will swim with the  tide  of  the trite  just  for its hat-tipping wink at female empowerment.

This selfindulgent  stream  of  consciousness where a  home-maker  sets off on  a journey of self-discovery(when a man  deserts  his responsibilities  it’s called betrayal when  a woman does  it it’s  selfdiscovery)  has been bequeathed to  screen women for decades  in Hindi cinema.  Shabana Azmi in  Arth and Smita Patil in Subah were far more convincing and compelling  than Alfre Woodard who struggles to give an emotional relevance  to a plot that  shoots  itself in  the  foot from inception.

One  exhilarating shot of  the heroine standing all all alone in a wide open green space with her  bag in a deserted town  illustrates  the  nullity of  her journey and  also the total inconsequentiality  of a  film trying to find  significance  in  a  situation that’s  built  out of questionable commitment.

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Ajay Devgan Goes From 17th Century to 1950s-60s

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Ajay Devgan is busy wrapping up his bio-pic on Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare. Thereafter he goes straight into another bio-pic, on Syed Abdul Rahim who is known as the founding-father of football in India.

Devgan has been prepping for the Syed Abdul Rahim bio-pic even while completing his shooting as the 17th century Maratha warrior.

“In the Rahim bio-pic Ajay has to portray the character from 1952 to 1962. It’s a completely different era , mindspace and body language and Ajay Devgan has been quietly researching on Syed Abdul Rahim and honing his skills in the game of football although Ajay doesn’t have to play much football in the film. He is a coach not a football player,” says a source.

Interestingly Amitabh Bachchan too plays a real-life football coach in his next release Jhund. So are we looking at a prolonged phase of a national sport other than cricket getting its due in Indian cinema?

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How To Train Your Dragon Is Best Avoided

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How To  Train  Your Dragon: The  Hidden World(animation)

Directed  by Dean  DeBlois

Rating: * ½ (one and a half stars)

Do yourself a favour this festive weekend.Use  your time for  more  constructive endeavours.  May be  that molar surgery which  you’ve been avoiding?  Or a  visit to  a really boring uncle which puts you to sleep even before you  reach his home.

How To Train  Your Dragon : The Hidden World  pans out the  story from the earlier    two  films, both of which were pretty ho-hum in conception and  treatment. But at  least they qualified as faintly fascinating  fluff.

 This one  is  not even halfway  there.It is  an embarrassingly low-calibre  eco-friendly  flick with  splashy  artwork and  silly animation pitching in for true inspiration. The third film in the series  is so blatantly an attempt  to  stretch a successful idea that it seems  an embarrassment for  all concerned.

  Our young hero  Hiccup(vibrantly voiced by Jay Baruchel) is still enamoured of  dragons and he still protects and preserves them the way normal people would care  for their family.

I really don’t follow this unhealthy passion  for  dragons  . Unless canines and cats have become passe over the years. The  fire-spewing dragons are designed  in shades  of  blotchy fantasia. Big bulky unwieldy creatures oscillating  merrily between fun and  fearsome, mostly  the former. I mean, who gets  scared  of computer-generated animation?

There is a  villain ,Grimmel the Grisly voiced with eclectic menace by F Murray Abrahams. He wants to  capture  all the dragons for his own selfish concerns.He’s welcome  to them.

But hang on. There are  more good souls in this  film  than  bad. The villains get easily outnumbered and outwitted. There  is romance too. Between two dragons a   black and white one. Think  there is a message  of racial  harmony in  that fiery liaison. But two  dragons  flying to  the  tune  of  dreamy  piped music is  not  my cup of tea.Or my pot of shuddh glee.

The  good news is that this is the  last part  of a trilogy.We bid a happy  farewell to this self-important  balderdash.

This strenuously designed animation film makes you wonder whom  it  is aimed at. Kids don’t watch such sassy mush. Grownups? Hell,  they’d rather see Captain Marvel. As for us, there are other far more  relevant dragons to slay this weekend.  let’s take  a vow to  watchKesari .

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Newsbreak: Vijay Devarakonda In Hospital

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This  Holi is  not so exciting and colourful for Telugu cinema’s fastest-rising star Vijay Devarkonda.

The  star who is currently immersed in  the  completion  of  his April release Dear Comrade  ,  checked  into a leading hospital  of  Hyderabad on Wednesday with high fever.

Says a  source  close to Vijay, “But it’s nothing  to worry  about. It’s just exhaustion.And  normally  one would  just have  to rest it out. But Vijay can’t afford a break right now. So he checked into the  hospital  for some swift and remedy  and relief to resume shooting  as soon as  possible.”

Says Vijay with  a chuckle, “What a way to celebrate Holi!I felt very weak and checked into hospital for treatment to recover quickly. I was shooting till 6  am on Wednesday morning and was down with fever. So rather than  waste time recovering I  made  a trip to the hospital.”

Vijay isn’t the  Indian  star  to  let his health suffer  because  of  overwork. Some  years ago Priyanka Chopra who  was  shooting round-the-clock had  to be hospitalized  for dehydration.

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Amit Sharma , The Badhaai Ho Director Finally Speaks Up On The Writers’ Row

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Jyoti Kapoor claims she deserves credit for writing the script of Badhaai Ho?

Badhaai Ho! , the film that came out in October 2018, was written by Akshat and Shantanu, Ms. Jyoti Kapor had nothing to do with the story or the script that transcribed to the motion picture that was loved by the audiences.

Why haven’t you clarified the issue so far?

Whats appalling is that nobody has approached me aksing for clarifications . A director would be aware who wrote the film he is directing. I havent met Ms. Jyoti till date nor have I ever read the script of Hum do Humare Char which she claims has resemblance to Badhaai Ho. Jyoti had the same one-line idea which i was unaware of till I got to know the same from my producers Junglee pictures.

Now that Ms Kapoor has made her claims over the writing what according to you is the solution to the deadlock?

I have known Akshat and Shantanu since their froming years, they have been true to the art and dilligent with their work but never have they been cheats. Filmfare is one of the biggest platforms that gives recongnition to artists from the Indian Film Industry and makes them a household name. If Ms. Jyoti has truly contributed to the script of Badhaai ho, i request her to come out in the open with her script, and end this confusion once and for all.

Tell me a bit about the genesis of the Badhaai Ho script?

Akshat one of the writers on Badhaai Ho!, came up with this idea way back in 2012, for an ad campaign. He narrated the idea to me and we started work on the same. This was in 2015. Soon after when Priti got to know i was working on a similar idea, we met and she heard our story, she loved it so much that she said we should continue developing it. Akshat and Shantanu started developing the story which became Badhaai Ho!

So are you saying Jyoti Kapoor had nothing whatsoever to do with their script of Badhaai Ho?

I am not insinuating anything here neither am I leaving anything for the grey region, or for odd assumptions. The story was developed by only Akshat and Shantanu keeping Junglee in the loop. Ms. Jyoti nor her version of the story were ever responsible for what became Badhaai Ho!.

Our producer Priti Shahane spoke to Akshat and Shantanu and in good faith, they agreed upon giving Ms. Jyoti Kapoor the credit, for “Story for Junglee pictures”, as you can see it appear not with the main writers but towards the end of the credit roll.

Now Akshat and Shantanu have decided to withdraw their names from the Filmfare nominations?

I am saddened to hear that two hardworking individuals will be missing out on something they really worked hard towards. I wish Ms. Jyoti Kapoor all the luck, and success for her forthcoming projects.

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Kesari Movie Review: It Is The Best War Film India Has Produced

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Kesari

Starring: Akshay Kumar

Directed by Anurag Singh

Rating: *****(5 stars)

21 soldiers holding  off thousands of invaders…sSunds very  filmy, no? But here is the thing.Life’s lessons learnt  from history  prove that  truth can  indeed  be stranger than fiction. And why just stranger? Truth is far  more stimulating and  enriching too . Kesari  proves it. Digging out a little  known uncelebrated  chunk of unbelievable bravery  , it makes us proud not just as Indians but also as  a country that produces  cinema  of  the highest calibre.

So  take  bow  , Anurag Singh for directing a  film which will be remembered  by many generations of  Indian  moviegoers as a turning point in  the  war genre  of cinema.

 Unlike  the imposters  that stalk the silver screen with their phoney nationalism and  exasperating jingoism Kesari puts its  money where  its mouth is. The  actors playing  the 21  incredibly  courageous  Sardarjis who  took on the  Afghani invasion,  speak  of  the pride for their country with no effort to  create an  impression. These  soldiers  mean business. When pitched against  the  worst odds, they know they are destined to die.And yet they fight to their last breath. Why? Becase  there  is a country  to be protected

Kesari doesn’t valorize  death. But it certainly throws  the idea of  patriotic pride at us  at  a pitch we’ve never seen  or heard before. And I don’t just mean Raju Singh’s  background music which unnecessarily compounds  the  intrinsically dramatic  action scenes. That’s not the only  irrelevant  augmentation that this  flawlessly-written film suffers, Parineeti Chopra as  Havildar Ishar Singh’s phantom-wife serves  no purpose except to add a touch ofmuliebrity to this  pointedly masculine   film.

Kesari is  an astonishing achievement. Like Sanjay Leela  Bhansali’s  Padmaavat the second-half  of the nervewracking drama  is devoted entirely to the battle between the 21 Sikh soldiers against  thousands  of  Islamic  invaders who are  shot  like crawling insects in aerial shots that turn the turgidity of  war into a sharply  aesthetic  celebration of  war sentiments.

This is  not a film for the pacifists.  Kesari tells us, when  you got to fight  you’ve got to  give it your best shot even when  you know the  outcome.  No amount of praise  is  sufficient for the cast. Every one of  the actors playing the  21 Sikh soldiers  seems  to own his part in the way the  girls in Shah Rukh Khan’s hockey team owned  their parts in Chak De.

As  for Akshay Kumar, is  there any doubt that he is today’s finest star-actor  in   Hindi cinema? The restrained passion (evident in his  transformed  body language  and  his propensity to  state  the  truth without demur)  that he brings to  Ishar Singh’s part is sure to  get him the National award this year.I am sure  if Ishar  were be alive he would have  wanted to convey nationalistic valour with the same  muted ruggedness as Akshay  Kumar.

Of course these men who fought the battle  of Saragarhi were spectacularly brave. But the men behind this  film also display exemplary courage and confidence. Kesari is nearly  flawless in its rendition of  a battle of unequals where one man’s obstinacy becomes  a nation’s abiding pride and honour.

Don’t miss this film even  if  you watch only two films a  year.

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The most awaited trailer of the film PM Narendra Modi is out now!

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The trailer of one of the most anticipated films of the year, PM Narendra Modi was launched today.

Present were producers Sandip Ssingh, Suresh Oberoi, Anand Pandit, Director Omung Kumar, Actors Vivek Anand Oberoi, Manoj Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, Barkha Sengupta, Zarina Wahab, Prashant Narayanan, Akshat R Saluja along with others.

Producer, Creative Director and Story Writer Sandip Ssingh said, “This is a very special film to everyone who has been a part of this journey. It is an emotional moment for me, I am very happy and overwhelmed with the fact that the trailer has released today. We are bringing this film a week early on public demand. We are now looking forward to the release.”

Director Omung Kumar,” Directing a biopic is always a great experience, but the biopic being of a man like our Honorable PM Narendra Modi was inspiring. While shooting the film, each day we realized and experienced the amount of love this man has from the people. This was once in a lifetime experience for me.”

Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi added,”This film has been the most exciting yet difficult journey for me.Playing the part of the serving Prime Minister of our country is a challenge in it self. Nobody can ever get into his shoes, Mr Modi is the Hero of the film and Nation. Me and the whole team working on the film has just tried our bit to show the inspiring journey of this common man.”

Directed by Omung Kumar, ‘PM Narendra Modi’ the film will traverse the journey of Narendra Modi from his humble beginnings to becoming the Prime Minister of India.

The film has versatile actor Vivek Anand Oberoi in and as ‘PM Narendra Modi’, actors Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta, Anjan Shrivastav, Yatin Karyekar, Ramakant Dayma, Akshat R Saluja,Jimesh Patel and Darshan Kumaar in important roles.  

Producer, Creative Director and Story by Sandip Ssingh. Produced by Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit the film will release on 5th April 2019.

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Holi Thoughts From Bollywood

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Lata Mangeshkar “Holi  is a  festival of colours and a time of peace and harmony. I request  the men  of the country  to  desist from  hooliganism so  that  the women of the  country can also enjoy Holi without looking nervously  over their  shoulders. I  wish thisHoli  all Indians  would unite  to become one strong and powerful nation, so that no  enemy  from the outside would  dream of attacking us. Our film industry  has an amazing history  of secular values. In a Holi song like Mohe panghat pe nandlal cher gayo re. Naushad and Shakeel Badayuni Saab who  composed and wrote the song so beautufullt  were  both Muslims. And Rafi Saab sang  Madhuban mein radhika naache re(in  the  film Kohinoor) a classic  that  is remembered  every Holi. The days of  the big Holi bash  are now over. I attended many of them at Raj Kapoor Saab’s R K Studio. Ab toh na Raj Saab rahe na studioraha. Holi is now  a subdued festival. Abb wohjosh nahin raha.”

Shatrughan Sinha; “I pray for  peace and harmony this Holi. I  pray that better sense  would prevail over the  war-mongerers.And I pray that every Indian resolves this  Holi to vote for  the  parliamentary representatives  who would  voice  the  apprehensions   of  the common man. How  wonderful it would have been if this Holi we  could have celebrated the festival  without the clouds of war hovering over  our  great nation. I was  always very enthusiastic  about  Holi. But nowadays  the  josh is gone in the  film industry. Even the Bachchans don’t celebrate Holi with the same enthusiasm. Holi has now become a  family  affair rather than  community event.”

Dilip Kumar & Saira Banu:  “Ayk dosrey se mohabbat aur bhaichaara ho…our country  has the beauty of all the colours of the rainbow in its people’s togetherness…Hindustan is unique in its people’s love and respect of happy co-existence….may this always prevail…this is our prayer.”

Pooja Bhatt:  “Holi is a time where we need to  reinstate and believe in the virtue of being truthful and honest and fight away evil in all its forms.For me it’s about spreading love in a world plagued with hate.”

Preity Zinta: “As  of now I am just chilling for  Holi. Non-stop travelling has taken the josh  out of me. I just want  to  sleep.”

Rajkummar Rao:  “I’m going to play a bit with my friends and family here in Mumbai but I make sure that I always use safe organic colors only. All I would say is, it’s a festival of love and colors so do celebrate it with lot of love and harmony and be safe.”

Kriti Sanon: “I don’t have plans as such.. but my parents have come from delhi for Holi. So I’m just hogging on the gujiyas they’ve brought for us!”

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Industry Comes Forward To Help Actor Turned Watchman

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Rather than face the pain  and humiliation  of penury  the  out-of-work senior  actor  Savi Sidhu  opted to take  on  the  job of a watchman at a highrise building  in the suburbs of Mumbai.

After his story went  viral  this week Savi is flooded with  offers to return to cinema .

Says  Sushant Singh General Secretary of the Cine  & TV Artistes Association(CINTAA), “I spoke to him  a while back .He couldn’t call me earlier  as he was busy with auditions. He was sounding very happy,  I congratulated him for choosing to lead a dignified and honest life. He might’ve been down, but he chose not to be down and out.”

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta  feels Savi’s story  defines  the dignity of labour as well  as the callousness  of  the  entertainment industry. “I found his  outlook towards life very positive and dignified. We are in an uncertain business and have only ourselves to fall back on eventually – particularly in low phases. I support his dignity above empty words of support and sympathy. He is better off than many who I meet at receptions of producers offices whining or pleading and doing little about themselves, their lives or their self-respect. I salute his spirit.”

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Alia,Varun Bag The Juiciest Roles In Kalank

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BAlthough  the  eagerly awaited  forthcoming film Kalank has  a stellar cast ,  a source close to the  film says  the entire story revolves the  characters  played by  Varun Dhawan and  Alia Bhatt.

“This  is  not to say that other big names in the cast don’t have important roles. They do. But Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt,Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapoor play characters who figure prominently in  the lives of Alia and Varun. The entire plot  converges on  the Student Of  The Year  pair,” says  the knowledgeable  source.

The source  also adds that the  cast got into  the  film with its eyes wide open.  “Nobody’s role has been  reduced.Dutt, Dixit and the  others  got into it with their eyes wide open knowing fully well that Varun and Alia are Karan’s blue-eyed  protégés and that they’ve the best roles.”

A  catty actress who has worked  with Karan Johar’s Dharma Production  smirks, “What  choice do the  other actors have? Sure Madhuri,  Sanjay Dutt  are  iconic actors. But they have no film career  left worth talking about. As  for Sonakshi Sinha, and Aditya RoyKapoor,when  was  the last time they  had a  hit? At least Kalank ensures that they are associated with a successful film.”

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7 Reasons Why KESARI Has Blockbuster Written All Over

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1.     Akshay Kumar in a turban never fails. Do recall Singh In  Kinng and  its unofficial  sequel Sing Is  Bling(whatever that meant).Akshay says he feels  very special when  playing a Sardarji. Surely, the feeling is shared by the audience as well.

2.     Akshay  plays a true-life Sikh warrior who  defended  our  country against a massive Afghani invasion. This hitherto-unfilmed episode  of Indian  history  was  to be made  with  Sanjay Dutt in  the lead by  director Raj Kumar Santoshi. It fell through. Later Salman Khan  was also associated with the project as  a producer. That  didn’t work out either.More  the hurdles, the sweeter the  fruits  of success.

3.     2019  is a  year  of  tremendous  success. 9 out  of  the  releases so far are declared  hits with Uri crossing the  boxoffice collection  of   almost every blockbuster.  Patriotism is clearly the  big selling-point at  the  boxoffice.And if you add Akshay Kumar  to it you just can’t go wrong.

4.     The past weekend went horribly wrong at  the boxoffice. All the  four  films released  on March 15 were miserable flops.  The  dark week can be  seen as  the precursor to  the  bright  light to come.

5.     Because  it is  Akshay  Kumar. When  was  the last time he had a flop? Akshayas  an instinctive  feel for  what works  at  the  boxoffice. It isn’t about  flogging the  formula. It is about discovering fresh insights in timeworn stories.

6.     Director Anurag Singh has done some  amazing work in Punjabi with DiljitDosanjh.With Akshay  Kumar comes Anurag’s biggest  litmus test. Never hasAnurag directed anything so big. The  sheer scale  of the film with battle scenes that feature   thousands, makes  Kesari an  epic effort even   before release.

7.     Ah,  and  one  more thing. Akshay  pairs  up with  Parineeti  Singh  for  the  first time. Parineeti’s  character gets her name  from her globally feted  cousin who at one time  was  Akshay’s favourite co-star. Is  Priyanka flattered?

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