Perhaps, that’s the thing about the eternal funnyman: one never knew so much time had passed since he had been a part of some of our favourite funny moments in films.
While ICC has allowed Windies team to sport 'Black Lives Matter' emblem, it had stopped Dhoni from wearing the insignia of the Territorial Army.
While a date to allow productions to commence is still to be finalised, the new guidelines included regular hand-washing, the use of three-ply masks and social distancing as well as training and daily drills to ensure precautions “become a habit.” The Guild has also mandated the presence of “Anti-COVID Boys” on the set to ensure that all guidelines are being followed. In addition to to way film would be shot now, at least for the foreseeable future, the impact of the new guidelines can be felt on even the thematic content of the films.
There was a time when irrespective of their popularity, most film stars would not look beyond the big screen. The latest name to join the growing list of film stars descending upon the ‘small screen’ is Abhishek Bachchan, who is all set to make his web series debut in the second season of Breathe. For a few years, Bachchan junior has been in a strange place where his stardom has little to do with his film work.
Had Amrish Puri been alive, he would have turned 88 this week, and keeping in mind how the late starter went onto dominate the landscape of popular Hindi cinema from the mid-1980s to late 1990s, he would have been creating yet another iconic character. As someone who not only started by his early 40s, Puri had to swim against the tide in more ways than one. Although he was a regular feature in films of Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani, but when it came to popular films, Puri had to overcome the towering image of his elder brother, Madan Puri, and a host of well-established villains to carve a place for himself.
Rajput’s absence would only grow with the passage of time and someday the industry would realise that it truly lost one of their best ever very young actors.
One wouldn’t be surprised at all if all this was an effort to rake up controversy, which, in turn, would help get the show necessary eyeballs.
Ranbir Kapoor has rued missing out on 'Band Baaja Baraat', but if one were to just look at how things stand, Kapoor’s script sense seems questionable.
Ever since the nation-wide lockdown was announced a few months ago, the industry was abuzz with rumours about the fate of big-budget films that were ready for release.
In many ways, Varun Dhawan, beautifully transformed into the link between the David Dhawan-Govinda-Salma Khan kind of cinema and the indie-minded filmmaker as well as the corporate mindset driven producers.
The massive outpour of both support as well as opposition against the government's new Citizenship Amendment Act brings to mind images from classic films and television series such as Garam Hava, Buniyaad, Tamas and Maachis.
One of world cricket's leading all-rounder, Bangladesh's Test, and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for two years by the International Cricket Committee (ICC) for failing to report multiple approaches by a bookie. The first genuinely world-class all-rounder produced by Bangladesh, Hasan has been a unifying factor for his nation, and his impact on both the sport as well as the youth of Bangladesh cannot be measured in standard terms. With that in mind, the ICC’s decision to punish the all-rounder with a two-year ban seems nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
Much like how the actor known as ‘Jumping Jack’ withstood the public and critical censure, Shahid Kapoor, too, appears to have found a sweet spot where he can reap the benefits of the success and weather the denunciation.
As the news of a remake of the classic Hrishikesh Mukherjee comedy Chupke Chupke (1975) filtered in, the debate surrounding how certain films should be remade or how it’s okay to reimagine the same story in a slightly different setting once again gathered momentum. With Rajkummar Rao slated to reprise the role of Dharmendra, Chupke Chupke isn’t the only high profile remake that would hit the screens in the next few months. Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan are poised to reinterpret the roles of Govinda and Karishma Kapoor in the Coolie No. 1 (1995) remake, while Kartik Aryan and Bhumi Pednekar are all set to step into the very large shoes of the late Sanjeev Kumar and Vidya Sinha in the Pati, Patni Aur Woh (1978) remake.
A significant piece of news about a proposed rupees 600 cr live-version Ramayana rumoured to be helmed by Nitish Tiwari with Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone as the celestial leads could finally shake things up.
When it released in June 2001, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was either expected to set the box office on fire nor earn great critical acclaim. The reason for limited expectations from Gadar: Ek Prem Katha were because the film released on the same day as the Aamir Khan starrer Lagan (2001) and the former was not as hot a proposition as the latter.
At the mahurat of Chachi 420 (1997), people were surprised to hear the soulful strains of the nadaswaram, a double-reed wind instrument from Tamil Nadu, emerge from nowhere as the film’s leads Kamal Haasan and Tabu performed a scene. The setting was a temple and Haasan and Tabu’s characters had just gotten married. Later, to the surprise of everyone present, it was revealed that the music was provided by Haasan himself, who had trained in ventriloquism for a role.