Can this young and fresh cast revive the magic of Namaste London?

Namaste England is an upcoming hindi movie in 2018, It is romance comedy film and Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Seal in lead role. This film is Directedby Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. It is made under the banner of Pen Movies, Blockbuster Movie Entertainers and Reliance Entertainment. The film is the sequel to 2007 film Namastey London.

Both Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra stepped in Bollywood with Yash Raj Films’ Ishaqzaade and won hearts with the mind-blowing acting and also their stunning chemistry. And now, after years of their debut, the hit jodi is back together in Namastey England and fans can’t be more happy seeing them on the big screens.

The film doesn’t have an extraordinary story and gives us all Bollywood feels because that’s how the movies are being made here. Arjun and Parineeti’s chemistry is as usual on point with some cheesy dialogues they say while hitting on each other.
The romance shown between them is that of a typical Bollywood masala movie types which don’t have anything unique.

According to the makers, Namaste England is “a young and refreshing story that traces the journey of two individuals Jasmeet and Param. It tracks their love story across the landscapes of India and Europe. Starting from Punjab and moving to Ludhiana, Amritsar, Dhaka and all the way to Paris followed by Brussels and finally to London.

Well, the three-minute-long trailer witnesses some highs and lows of both Arjun and Parineeti’s life which changes their lives forever. The film even after being a masala movie, has a message about how a woman has a right to think about herself and deserves all the changes in her life she wishes to have.

Parineeti too wishes to have a life full of freedom and decides to fly off to England to fulfill her dream that too after marriage. Arjun later follows her and that’s what the story is all about. Well, we are really keen to know how the story ends.

So let’s wait till 19th October 2018 for release of the film.. which is preponed date of previously decided 7th December.

Jai Hind !

Sacred games : some unknown facts

The first season of Sacred Games came out on July 6 as India’s first Netflix Original Series and it has been the talk of the town since. As with any crime thriller, the start seemed a bit confusing but as the story unfolded, it became really addictive and I binged the rest of it. I admit I watched the trailer with a critical eye and the first impression was that it is going to be like just another Bolly gangster movie but I was never more wrong.

The show, which is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra, is directed by none other than Anurag Kashyap and co-directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Interesting to note here is that the two directors shot the two main characters individually (Kashyap with Siddique and Motwane with Khan), their work brought together with flawless editing. The story weaves seamlessly with no loopholes as such and has its fair share of teeth-gritting, gasping moments. You can’t help being reminded of Narcos at times and all those Hollywood/Bollywood gangster epics that we have grown up watching.

Choice of the cast for the show is perfect; Saif Ali Khan makes for a good protagonist and does justice to his role of a weathered Policeman but Nawaz Uddin Siddique as a Mumbai-based gangster comes out on top. We have seen the guy in various roles in Bollywood movies and he has been impressive in all of them. Sacred Games is no different. Siddique holds an unforgettable presence in the show through his backstory and narration even though he is dead in the first episode.

Although the show centers around how religion is distorted and misused by people in power, you can’t help but notice that the portrayal of Muslims is still somewhat biased. Muslim villains in the show are shown as inexplicably and inherently brutal thugs with torturous ways of murdering their enemies while the Hindu villains are all simply conniving, evil masterminds.

With Sacred Games, Bollywood has entered into the cult of violence and gore in the media made popular with series such as Game of Thrones and Hannibal. There is blood, split heads, and severed limbs. The content description of the show claims “Violence and Language” and trust me it stays true to its word. There’s plenty of crass languages and explicit nudity which is a bold step for Bollywood.

All in all, the show is a huge leap in quality for Indian television which has held the reputation of being limited to the drab “Saas-Bahu” soap operas for years. This is an international level show which deserves all the praise.

Some unknown and interesting facts about Katrina

One of the most beautiful faces in Bollywood that we have, Katrina is not just a good actress, but also a very private person who does not like to open about her personal life. Today we provide you with 10 Interesting Facts about Katrina Kaif.

Here are some lesser known facts about this beautiful actress that will surprise you.

1)Born in Hong Kong and brought up in Hawai, Katrina has spent the initial years of her life in as many as 18 countries.

2)Katrina took up Modelling at the age of 14 and her first assignment was for jewellery.

3)Katrina has Kashmir connection also. Her father hails from Kashmir, but acquired the British citizenship.

4)Katrina’s original name is Katrina Turquotte. When she debuted in the “Boom”, the producers – Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff wanted to give her an Indian ancestry so that Indian audience accepts her. She was first given the name Katrina Kazi but then it was changed to Katrina Kaif.

5)Katrina Kaif was the first choice for the super hit film “Barfi”, but eventually Illeana D’Cruz was finalized for the role.

6)The most photographed woman in India, Katrina Kaif, hates to wear the makeup. She did not wear any makeup in her movie “New York”.

7)Katrina prefers to dress casually and denimswith Ganji (vest) is her favorite outfit.

8)While Katrina wakes up at 6am in the morning, her phone remains switched off for a couple of hours even after she has woken up,

9)Katrina visits Mount Mary Church, Ajmer Sharif Dargah and Siddhivinayak Temple before every release.

10)Katrina’s favourite beverage is a well-made cup of Black Coffee.

11) Kat is a BIG admirer of Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp, closer home her fave actors are Madhuri Dixit Nene and Kajol.

12) Along with acting and modelling, Katrina’s other interests include painting. And she’s quite a chess player too… Aamir Khan was once quoted saying that he almost lost a game of chess to her!

13) She’s the first EVER Bollywood actor to have a barbie doll modelled on her, joining the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor.

14) Katrina was born in Hong Kong, and has lived in various countries around the world growing up, including Japan, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Poland. At the age of 14, she moved to Hawaii (where she got her first modelling assignment), later moving to London, where she lived for three years.

Undoubtedly, she is the queen of Bollywood and these facts will make you love her more. Let us know how much you liked 10 Lesser Known Interesting Facts about Katrina Kaif.

The Deols and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se

The film banks on a wafer-thin plot of an ayurvedic expert, Puran (Sunny Deol), who cures his patients with a magic preparation. When a pharmaceutical company approaches him for this recipe, he turns them down. However, his brother, Kaala (Bobby Deol) sells his soul to the enemy. A woman called Cheeku (Kriti Kharbanda) manages to seduce Kaala, and, before they know it, the company drags them to court for violation of their patent rights. This point marks the entry of the incorrigible tenant, Parmar (Dharmendra), who dons a lawyer’s cape to fight for the boys.

If one gives it a second thought, the story is promising. But, it fails at the execution level. The lingering imagery that stays with you post the excruciating 148 minutes is that of the drunk alcoholics, all of who are too loud to like.

The dialogues lack spunk, managing to cater to the IQ of teens only. There are ample jokes to pit Punjabis against Gujaratis. Of course, given that it’s helmed by the Deols, the writers were certain to give the Punjabis the edge. Sample this, Punjabis are portrayed as big-hearted people, further credited for being non-vegetarians with a greater tolerance for alcohol when compared to a vegetarian, teetotaling Gujju. Playing on regional divide in this day and age isn’t particularly celebrated. The film harps on it incessantly in a rather puerile fashion. There is a sense of laziness that’s evident from director Navaniat Singh’s approach. He doesn’t even try to make a watchable film.

It is painful to learn that Dharmendra agreed to do this film. Unfortunately, Kharbanda too invariably ends up in movies that don’t match her potential. Avoid this migraine-inducing massacre of a movie that is so unimpressive that even cinema legends can’t save it.

Stree (स्त्री): Bollywoods’s super entertainer

Horror comedy is not an easy genre and is a less trodden path in Bollywood. As the genre requires a perfect blend of both comedy and spookiness, makers refrain from exploring it. However, debutant director Amar Kaushik has done an amazing job with Stree, a horror comedy. Written by Go Goa Gone fame duo Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D.K., Stree is packed with hilarious lines, smart performances along with spooky undertones.

Inspired by a ‘ridiculous’ phenomenon, Stree is set in the historical town of Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh where men disappear during the four days of puja. A widely-feared spirit named Stree takes away men leaving behind their clothes and the only deterrent is a message written on the wall. Vicky (Rajkummar Rao), Manish Malhotra of Chanderi as he calls himself falls for a mysterious girl (Shraddha Kapoor), who appears only during puja. His friend Bittu (Aparshakti Khurrana) convinces him that his ladylove is the one behind all the mayhem after Stree whisks away their friend Jana (Abhishek Banerjee).

Stree plays well with both the genres being spooky and funny at the same time. However, ghostly moments are less and we don’t have any complaints as the cast compensates it with their comic timing. Pankaj Tripathi is an absolute delight to watch on screen and his entry in the movie is enough to evoke laughter. There is nothing this man can’t do and with his third collaboration (Bareilly Ki Barfi and Newton among prominent ones) with an equally talented leading man Rajkummar Rao brings out the best. Pankaj in the role of shudh Hindi-speaking librarian, who is researching on Stree has some of the best lines. He will leaving you craving for more. Performances of other supporting actors are also top-notch, be it budding talents like Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee or Atul Srivastava, who plays Vicky’s father. Writers have let each character to flourish. In one of the scenes, where Vicky’s father gives sex education to him will remind you of 2017 film Shubh Mangal Saavadhan.The indirect reference to sex by calling it ‘friendship’ and that too in pure Hindi will leave you ROFL. However, the beauty of the entire film is that the comedy never seems over the top and forced and the credit goes to the cast.

Rajkummar Rao as a reluctant tailor, who thinks he is born to do something bigger plays the small town boy with the same charm and magic. Be it his innocent love or razor sharp comic timing, Rao excels in every department. Shraddha Kapoor looks pretty and does well in adding to that eerie atmosphere.

Stree is engaging and it never gets stretched and clumsy. The movie airily goes on treating you with witty one lines and hilarious dialogues. Sumit Arora has to get the credit. Besides the setting of a small town with those blue painted wooden windows, narrow lanes and clustered houses have been well captured by cinematographer, Amalendu Chaudhary. His camera gives you the essence of small town in a refreshing way. Stree is well-written and despite its absurdities it evokes good laughter. Amar Kaushik definitely needs an applause for helming such an entertaining watch.
Sachin-Jigar’s music is enjoyable. Thankfully, neither the songs have been placed abruptly nor do they slacken the pace. Background score by Ketan Sodha does a pretty good job scaring its audience.

Stree also takes a jibe at misogyny and chauvinism throughout but it makes you uncomfortable as it is the same film which has Nora Fatehi grooving on Kamariya. No, problem is not with the dance or the feet-tapping track but with the camera that zooms in all over Fatehi. If you keep that and the predictable plot aside, the whole journey is quite well excecuted. It is a ‘paisa-vasool’.

Jai Hind!

“Rakhi” brothers and sisters of bollywood

“Raksha bandhan” -On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers and receiving a gift from them in return, and traditionally investing the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care. It is believed that when a woman ties a rakhi around the hand of a man it becomes obligatory for him to honour his religious duty and protect her. Traditional stories state that rakhis are blessed with sacred verses and are encompassed by them.

There are many pairs of Rakhi siblings in Bollywood, who are far more than the real brothers and sisters. This is the reason why they do not forget to meet their Rakhi brothers and sisters on Raksha Bandhan. In this package, we are telling about the pair of Bollywood siblings who do not forget to tie Rakhi or get tied on Rakshabandhan while not being a real brother and sister.

Aishwarya Rai & Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood played Aishwarya’s brother in Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Jodha Akbar’ and since then the actress has been tying Rakhi to him. According to Sonu, I have always had respect for Aishwarya. Relationships in bollywood are really fickle but i am glad that my relation with aishwarya is still intact.

Shweta Rohira & Salman khan

Apart from Arpita and Alvira, there is another sister in Salman’s life, about which few people know. ‘Sanam Re’ Fame Actor Pulkit Samrat’s X-Wife Shweta Rohira ties Rakhi to salman every year. Shweta is a Sindhi girl from Mumbai and has been influenced by Salman since childhood. One day, she reached Salman’s house and told her mother that she want to tie Sallu a rakhi, Salman immediately said yes and since then he has been continuously getting tied Rakhi from Shweta. Salman treats Shweta as her real sister, not only he participated in her marriage but also did kanyadaan.

Deepika Padukone & Jalal

Deepika Padukone has no real brother. Deepika ties Rakhi to her bodyguard Jalal. Last year also she tied Rakhi to Jalal. Deepika also shared the video on social media. She said that Jalal lives with him all the time and protects him by acting as her brother.

Bipasha Basu & Rocky S

Bipasha Basu & Rocky S are also Rakhi siblings of Bollywood Bipasha Basu considers designer Rocky S. to be her Rakhi brother and tie Rakhi every year. Last year, he also gave Rakhi to Rocky S and Soham Shah. Bipasha shared their photo on Instagram.

Gauri Khan & sajid Khan

Gauri’s husband Shahrukh Khan and Sajid’s sister Farah Khan are close friends. In such a situation, Gauri Khan considers Sajid to be his brother and ties rakhi to him. Sajid himself had revealed in an interview that Gauri ties me Rakhi and we are like a family.

10 richest actors of Indian Television

1. Kapil Sharma

Famous TV serial- Comedy Nights with Kapil
Character – Bittu
Fees (one day) – 5,00,0000
Net worth (wealth) – 250 million

2. Ram Kapoor

Famous TV serial – Kasam
Character-jai valiya
Fees (one day) – 15,00,00
Net worth (wealth) – 80 crore

3. Sunil Grover

Famous TV serial- Comedy Nights with Kapil
Character-guthi
Fees (one day) – 1000000
Net worth (wealth) – 15 crore

4. Shabbir Ahluwalia

Famous TV Serial
Character-rishi gerwal
Fees (one day) – 75000
Net worth (wealth) – 60 million

5. Karan Singh Grover

Famous TV serial – Dil Mil Gaya
Kirti-Arman Malik
Fees (one day) – 80000
Net worth (wealth) – 134 million

6. Ronit Roy

Famous TV serial- Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Character-master
Fees (one day) – 125000
Net worth (wealth) – 14 million

7. Manish Paul

Famous TV serial- Jalak Dikhlaja
Character-hosting
Fees (one day) – 500,000
Net worth (wealth) – 40 million

8. Karan Patel

Famous TV Serial – This is Mohabbatein
Characters- Raman Kumar
Fees (one day) – 125000
Net worth (wealth) – 35 million

9. Mohit Raina

Famous TV serial- devon ke dev mahadev
Character-shiva
Fees (one day) – 100000
Net worth (wealth) – 14 million

10. Shivaji Satam

Famous TV Serial-CID
Character-ACP Pradyuman
Fees (one day) – 100000
Net worth (wealth) – 20 crore