A story of reincarnation with adolescent simplicity, puppy love & immature supervision thrown in.

Two men were in love with the same girl, in both lives, today and 800 years back. Separated by a lifetime, same things happen to them and they must meet the same end if one of them does not muster courage to alter it.

When Shiv and Saira meet in Budapest, they instantly connect. They spend 2 days and one night together. Just when we thought they were made for each other Saira asks him to get out of the house as she already has a boyfriend! She says, we hardly know each other while she had casually slept with him last night. It became obvious that the film is made to appeal to the young college going crowd that believes in ‘no strings being attached’.  There are young, good looking actors, lovely clothes, great European locations and beautifully shot landscapes with a bit of fun and romance thrown in here.

Sushant Singh Rajput as an actor has a quality that appeals to most people of all ages. In this film he exudes boyish charm, carries a romantic aura, and a vulnerability that was very  well capitalized on by film M S Dhoni. These qualities of his, work very well for this film as most of the first half is spent convincing the viewer how  adorable is the boy and girl on that celluloid. Producer turned director Dinesh Vijan probably forgot that the couple in the lead here is not Shahrukh Khan and Kajol who could carry the entire first half on their romantic histrionics. Actor Jim Sarbh makes an entry much to our relief just before the interval, cutting short the monotony of  this romance.

Jim Sarbh has been  getting rave reviews ever since he played a terrorist in film Neerja. In this film, as Zakir merchant aka Zac, he offers layered nuances of performance, uses his body language effectively to put across the character of a psychic lover who would kill to win. But in both his lives, his Hindi dialogues with a heavy American accent took away a lot of mystique from his character. Also the character was so dismally written that Zac becomes laughing stock in most parts while he had the potential to scorch the screen like in Neerja.  

I could draw parallel between Raabta and Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra’s Mirzya as the character of Sahiba is common to both and so is Saahiba’s confused love. The scenes shot by cinematographer Martin Priess  in the beautiful island for the past life track are breathtaking, especially the fight scenes between the tribe Murarka’s head Jilaan played by Sushant singh Rajput, Kriti and Sarbh. But that is not enough to keep the interest in the film. Also the character of the oldest man in the tribe played by Raj Kumar Rao was a bewildering spectacle but could have been used more effectively in the storyline. He would mostly talk in rhyme, in an accent that to me sounded Awadhi – Muraka kabhi na haara, usey dhokhey ne maara.

The film boasts of good looking actors, great wardrobe, lovely locations, you can’t take your eyes off the screen but it’s difficult to be emotionally invested in the characters. We never cared when the characters laughed or cried. The film constantly changes its temperament. In the middle of a crisis,  the characters were cracking jokes.  

Raabta is somewhere between a thriller and a romance and tries to be a little of everything. I was mostly glued to its cinematography and styling. Rest all seemed less fascinating.

2 Stars

Galti Se Mistake is all you need, to start your weekend

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s upcoming movie Jagga Jasoos has been doing the rounds on the internet lately due to the filmmaker’s and actors hardcode promotional activities.

From funny behind the scenes videos to adorable picture, the fans have had access to it all. Now after what seems like a very long time, another song from the movie has finally been released and it is awesome.

The song titled ‘Galti Se Mistake’, features the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor in it. The song is a fun song with upbeat music and is sure to appeal to the music lover in you. Ranbir Kapoor’s character looks like a nerd who has a funny-naughty side to him. And what’s more? Ranbir is completely in his element in the song and looks like he thoroughly enjoyed shooting for it too. Check out the song here.

Even thought it is titled ‘Galti Se Mistake’, the song for sure is no mistake. We cannot wait to see Ranbir and Katrina together onscreen again, but for now, we are going make do by humming the song.

You have got to love SRK and Anushka Sharma’s new movie title

Imtiaz Ali’s next movie starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma has been the talk of the town lately. While there have been many pictures from the shoot doing the rounds, the name of the movie had been under wraps. Until Now!

The trio has been known for their unique style in everything they do. And we couldn’t expect anything less from them when it came to announcing the title of the upcoming movie.

The title was announced in two parts. Anushka Sharma took to Instagram to announce the first half of the name with the cutest question asking SRK what he seeks?

 

What you seek.. @iamsrk @redchilliesent

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Of course, the king of romance stayed true to his style while replying to the question. He shared the second half of the title, telling Anushka he seeks her.

 

‪…is seeking you! @anushkasharma @redchilliesent

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Put together, the movie title reads, ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. Remind you of another movie? Our thoughts exactly. The movie title is quite similar to Imtiaz’s previous movie titled ‘Jab We Met’ and the Hollywood hit ‘When Harry Met Sally’. Good play on the words there Imtiaz! The movie is an Indian romantic drama and is scheduled to release on the 04th of August this year.

Are you excited to watch SRK and Anushka’s on-screen chemistry again? 

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ posters got our attention

The National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar’s movie, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, is scheduled to release on the 11th of August. Based on PM Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, the movie is a satirical comedy that emphasizes on the sanitary conditions of the nation.

With just two months to go for the movie to release, Akshay took to Instagram to share the movies posters and announce that the movie trailer will be out in three days. Just like the concept of the movie, the posters possess a unique flair to it. Check them out.

A beautiful collage of all the signs we see throughout India

 

‪Ek Anokhi Kahaani!!! #ToiletEkPremKatha TRAILER IN 5 DAYS #ToiletAaRahiHai

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This one tackles the root problem itself

 

Ek warning!!! #ToiletEkPremKatha TRAILER IN 4 DAYS…

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And of course, the satirical comedy has got to come through 

 

Ek binati…lauta do lota party ko! #ToiletEkPremKatha TRAILER IN 3 DAYS #ToiletAaRahiHai

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Just three days ago, the movie star had also share a funny video of himself radiating the excitement of the approaching release date.

 

‪Excitement level 💯 !!! #ToiletAaRahiHai ‬

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That’s not all! While he did go on to promote the upcoming movie, Akshay also took the time to educate his followers with some facts related to the social conditions of the nation, which are a result of the lack of sanitation.

We are glad that the star is actively educating his followers of the conditions. We cannot wait to see the movie and the story that unfolds. 

This is the secret behind Sushant Singh Rajput’s perfect body

With just two days to go for the release of Raabta, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon are busy with promotions. With their many appearances and social media promotions, they are making sure their fans are up to date with the latest developments.

One such promotional post was shared by Sushant, earlier this morning. He took to Instagram to share a reminder that the movie releases on Friday, while sharing a glimpse of the intense workout regimen he underwent for the movie itself. 

 

Training video for Raabta preparations. #raabta this Friday.

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Sushant’s perfect body has been the talk of the town ever since the movie trailers were out; and this video only goes to show the amount of hard work that goes into making sure it is nothing less than perfect. The role he plays demanded nothing but the best and Sushant did not shy away from delivering it.

The transformation he has gone through is commendable and inspiring to his fans. Isn’t he giving you some serious fitness goals? 

Here’s the first look from Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra’s upcoming movie, ‘A Gentleman’!

The news of Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra working together for a movie has been doing the rounds for a long time now. The movie was supposedly titled ‘Reload’.

Well, the stars took to Instagram yesterday to announce that the movie has been renamed ‘A Gentleman’, a good and unique name, if you ask us. It is scheduled to release on the 25th of August. This will be the first time the stars have been paired up for a movie together and we are super excited.

Sidharth Malhotra shared the coolest motion poster of the movie to announce the details. 

This was followed by a poster that revealed Sidhartha’s look in the movie.

 

Pressure cooker se leke Bandook – he can use both. First look of #AGentleman guys. @jacquelinef143 here I'm, as promised!

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And lastly, there was a poster of the first-time pair together and we must admit, Jacqueline Fernandez looks sizzling hot in it. 

The movie is suppose to be an action-comedy that revolves around the couples life and the excitement that follows. While the posters have left us wanting to know more about the movie, we are excited to see the couples onscreen chemistry. Aren’t you? 

Salman Khan Loves His Apartment. Here’s Why!

Salman Khan is a family oriented superstar and the world is aware of it. His love for his family goes so far that he chooses to live with his family in their apartment in Bandra rather than an extravagant bungalow.

Dabangg Khan was recently at his ‘Tubelight’ movie promotions when he was questioned as to why he lived in an apartment, when he could very well afford to live in a bungalow. Here’s what he had to say, “I love staying at my flat in Bandra over a big, luxurious bungalow because my parents live in the flat above mine. Ever since I was a child I have taken the same left turn or right turn and I would not have it any other way”.

He also added that, “The entire building is like one big family. When we were little, all the kids of the building would play together in the garden below and sometimes even sleep there. Back then, there weren’t different houses, all the houses were treated as our own and we would go into anyone’s house to eat food. I still stay in the same flat because I have countless memories attached to that house”.

Well isn’t that sweet?! We have got to give it up to Salu Bhai for his love and dedication towards his family. 

Alia Bhatt breaks her silence on her relationship with Sidharth Malhotra

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have been in the news ever since the news of their alleged relationship started doing the rounds. While Alia’s mother Soni Razdan did comment about their friendship, there has been no word from Alia herself, until now!

Turns out, Alia has finally decided to speak up about it and here’s what she had to say, “It has become very blah. It has become like second nature to me. It sounds the same as something like, ‘Alia Bhatt is 24 and she lives in Juhu’. I don’t think of it as news anymore. It is like, haan, woh toh kab se pata hai. It has become a fact of sorts.

When she was questioned about being regularly spotted together at movies, restaurants and each other’s apartment, this is how she responded, “There’s no denying that I do spend time with him. So, I am not going to say that, ‘Oh, I wasn’t spotted with Sid’. I was seen and I am okay with people spotting me there. I am very happy going to parties with him and being spotted at lunches with him. But I do the same thing with my other friends as well and spend time with them too. But Sidharth is and will always be special. That goes without saying.

Well whatever their relationship status, one thing is clear, Alia knows how to deal with whatever comes her, like a boss!

Ankita Lokhande to make her Bollywood debut alongside Sanjay Dutt?

Ankit Lokhande first came in to the public eye due to her lead role in a Hindi daily soap. It has been many years since she has been looking to make her entry into the Bollywood industry.

While there had been many speculations regarding her debut with SRK and later Sanjay Leela Bhansali, none of them materialized.

After what seems like a long time, rumors of her latest debut projects are now doing the rounds. If these rumors are to be believed, Ankita is all set to make her debut in to the world of Bollywood alongside Sanjay Dutt. That’s right! The movie is named ‘Malang’ and the actress is speculated to play a cop in the film. The movie will be directed by Omung Kumar.

While both the actress and the director are yet to confirm the news, we hope she finally gets the big break she has been waiting for.

Are you excited to see her on the silver screen? Tell us in the comments below.