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“Mulk” promises to be an intense courtroom drama!

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"Mulk" promises to be an intense courtroom drama!

“Mulk” promises to be an intense courtroom drama!

The teaser of Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘Mulk’ was released a few days back, and, it suffices to say that the audience was pleasantly surprised. The teaser showed us insights of an intense courtroom drama, the subject revolving around treason and justice.

Rishi Kapoor plays the role of Murad Ali Mohammad, who has been accused of treason. Taapsee Pannu plays the role of the lawyer who defends him. The star cast also includes actors like Neena Gupta, who plays Rishi’s wife on screen, Rajat Kapoor, Prateik Babbar and Ashutosh Rana. With such a beautiful ensemble, the film will surely be a mega success.

The social thriller is inspired by true events and Taapsee was very excited to share screen space with such accomplished actors. From whatever little we could see, the movie will be brimming with powerful dialogues and tense situations. Court dramas are not alien to Bollywood, many films have dealt majorly with court scenarios and themes of justice even before. In recent times, Pink, also starring Taapsee, can be quoted as a great example of courtroom drama. The Jolly LLB series have also been successful courtroom movies. Such films, through the intensity of courtroom situations, give out very strong social messages.

Mulk, directed by Anubhav Sinha, will be releasing 3rd August.

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Dhadak Review: the heart of Sairat is lost in Dhadak

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Dhadak Review: the heart of Sairat is lost in Dhadak

Dhadak Review: the heart of Sairat is lost in Dhadak

A story about the innocence of first love withstanding the cruelty of political and societal pressures is showcased by the raw performances of debut stars, Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor. But unlike the engaging and standout script, performances and emotions displayed in Nagraj Manjule’s Sairat, the Bollywood remake leaves a lot to be desired. The film follows the original in most parts, but fails to portray the emotion in most places.

The story is visually appealing as it moves from the architectural beauty and charm of Udaipur to the crowded cities of Mumbai and Kolkata. But some remains unfulfilled in some aspect of first love, class differences, societal boundaries and the ramifications of eloping. Parthavi (Janhvi) is the daughter of local politician Ratan Singh while Madhukar (Ishaan) is the son of a restaurant owner, both belonging to different classes and economic backgrounds.

Ishaan’s performance displays the energy and zest of a newcomer while holding the refinement of a seasoned star. Janhvi’s performance falls short in comparison. Although she looks gorgeous and catches the right tone in the beginning of the film, her emotional scenes aren’t as powerful as the ones delivered by her co-star.

The biggest drawback of the entire story is how polished and groomed the lead actors appear to be, even in their worst times. The film glamorizes people living on the lower edge of the economic strata; with the way Parthavi and Madhukar step out in fashionable clothes, prim and proper from head to toe even while they are living on rent in a cramped, one-bedroom house.

All in all, a deeper dive in the subject would have created a greater impact in the minds of moviegoers.

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Is Varun Dhawan prepping to work with Shashanka Ghosh?

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Is Varun Dhawan prepping to work with Shashanka Ghosh?

Is Varun Dhawan prepping to work with Shashanka Ghosh?

Varun Dhawan is one of the most sought-after actors in the industry right now, especially after giving blockbuster hits like Dilwale, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Judwaa 2 and more. He is probably the most successful actor of his generation. His latest, October, was extremely critically acclaimed and was termed as his best performance till date.

The actor is currently working on multiple projects like Sui Dhaaga, Kalank, Rannbhoomi and Remo D’Souza’s next. Sui Dhaaga: Made In India is an upcoming political drama, directed by Sharat Katariya and starring Varun alongside Anushka Sharma. It is set to release on the 8th September. Kalank is an ensemble epic drama starring Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha alongside Varun.

Now, it seems like he has another project on his hands. Varun, recently, posted an Instagram story with the Veere Di Wedding director Shashanka Ghosh. He captioned the picture as “Coming soon” which has fans stirring, eager to find out what they are collaborating for. If this dynamic duo of actor-director works their magic on the silver screen, we are sure to get another unconventional yet successful film.

Is Varun Dhawan prepping to work with Shashanka Ghosh?

In the meantime, the director is enjoying the success of his latest hit Veere Di Wedding, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania.

 

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Ranbir Kapoor will replace Arshad Warsi in Munna Bhai 3?

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Ranbir Kapoor will replace Arshad Warsi in Munna Bhai 3?

Ranbir Kapoor will replace Arshad Warsi in Munna Bhai 3?

The chocolate boy of the industry, Ranbir Kapoor has left everyone stunned Rajukumar Hirani’s Sanju. Seeing the amazing chemistry between Ranbir and Sanjay in the song Baba Bolta Hai Bas Ho Gaya, has left fans chomping at the bit to see them work together on a real project.

Now, rumors are circulating that Raju Hirani, extremely impressed with Ranbir’s work, wants to cast the actor in his next project. The success of Sanju has brought Sanjay Dutt and the Munna Bhai franchise back in the limelight, the director wants the capitalize on it and has made plans to release the third installment of the franchise.

The sources also speculate that Ranbir Kapoor is set to replace Arshad Warsi in the role of Circuit. Arshad, who portrayed the role of Sanjay Dutt’s sidekick in the first two installments, shared great chemistry with him on-screen and his performance was loved by all. It will be interesting to see his response if this rumors turns out to be true.

Hirani revealed an interesting tidbit about the film in an interview, “I had actually gone to meet him (Sanjay Dutt) to discuss the next Munna Bhai movie, but after listening to his story, it fascinated me to know that someone can actually have a life like his.” So, in a way, Munna Bhai 3 led to the inspiration behind Sanju.

Hirani is yet to begin scripting for the film and the official announcements will be made soon.

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