Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Trailer Has Left Us Wanting More

After what seems like a really long wait, the Toilet: Ek Prem Katha movie trailer is finally out.

The long-awaited trailer starts like any other Bollywood movie. It features a sneak peek into the story of how the lead couple, Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, meet, fall in love and get married. The so far happy trailer takes a turn when the lead actress finds out there is no ‘sauchalay’ in her husband’s house.

Things take a turn for the worse when the lead actors father does not agree to building a toilet in the house and there is a backlash from the entire village about the notion. Followed by some retaliation from the ladies of the village and Akshay’s strong determination, the trailer ends with Akshay Kumar’s dialogue about his situation only to leave us wanting more.

With a trailer like this, we cannot wait to see what the movie has is store for us. The satirical comedy will be in cinemas on the 11th of August. Are you excited? 

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? 

Not a flawless film but truly Extraordinary

If you are an ardent fan of  the genre mythology, action, high octane drama and great visual effects, there is no doubt that you would consider Baahubali as the best Indian film of all time.

Baahubali – the conclusion is a story of an orphaned man, who had arms of steel, heart of gold and a fate of ashes, yet he shone like a star. He should rise to the throne in order to save his kingdom from the clutches of his sinister younger cousin brother Bhallal Deva. It’s a story of Baahubali’s valor, inimitable charm and humility, and unbeatable prowess. Baahubali played by Southern superstar Prabhas resembles the character of Lord Rama. He blindly obeys his mother, strides the path of truth and dharma and is ready to give up his throne in order to maintain family ties.

S S Rajamouli who has directed and written the screenplay of this film is an established director and a skilled story teller. Each second of this film is art in motion. He sets a very lofty scale and canvas for Baahubali; arguably unparalleled in the history of Hindi cinema, especially when it comes to war films. I can promise to you that it’s at par with Hollywood films like Troy, 300, and Benhur. If you had ever thought that our films lacked the scale, it’s time to put up our collar. This magnum opus was made right here in Ramoji rao city in Hyderabad.

Prabhas and Rana Duggubatti are a treat to watch. Their strong masculine chiseled bodies, blood shot eyes, ferocious fights convey the impact of two tigers in a live battle. The film’s action choreographer Peter Hein and Cinematographer K K Senthil Kumar are the reasons why the film is practically unforgettable once you have finished seen it. Those visuals would linger till long in your mind. They are so very powerful. Also the music by M M Keeravani is phenomenal. Actually it’s the background score that makes a story turn into a battleground.  

Katappa played by Sathyaraj is a slave to the royal family and must protect them even at the cost of his life. Baahubali calls him ‘Mama’ and Bhallal calls him a Dog. That is exactly the difference between the two brothers who may have been born from different mothers but were brought up by one. Rana Duggubati puts up a formidable opposition in front of Baahubali, in such dramas it’s the villain who must shine in order for the Hero to reflect in his glory too and Rana does a good job. I was expecting little more layers though in his character other than the teeth grinding expressions all along. But when he fights we forgive all. In Baahubali the beginning, it was a bull taming fight that he mastered and in this one it’s the climax where he excels. But we fail to know in this one that who was his wife who gave a son to him while he was conveniently letching at his ex-brother’s wife.

Finally, we got an answer to why Katappa killed Baahubali. This particular scene was not as well mounted and narrated as all other important scenes though as much hoopla had been created around the open ended climax that Rajamouli chose for his first installment.

In the role of Katappa, Sathyaraj shines throughout. It’s difficult to believe that he is the same person who played Virus in the Tamil version of Three idiots.

A special mention of Ramya Krishnan who plays Rajmata Sivagami; she is not just pivotal to the film, it’s her stone face, wide eyed look and a very firm voice that demands a stature much higher to the male protagonists in the film. Baahubali the Conclusion cannot be accused of shoving the female characters under the carpet as this one is basically a war fought by men but caused and created by women. Also here the women put up some really brave fights.

When the warrior princess played by Anushka Shetty turns down a proposal by Rajmata Sivagami, Rajmata says, “ Sibagami ki Bahu ko ye ahankar shobha deta hai”. Finally we see strong women on one side.

Nassar as Bijjalla deva becomes the cunning character that such a war film must have. He is man who is physically crippled but mentally strong, agile and very manipulative. He reminds us that most wars in history have been fought to avenge humiliation.

Anushka Shetty’s character of warrior princess disappoints a bit in the way it fails to develop. She started off as a powerful Kshatriya arrogant girl who defies death but in the end she is relegated to being a mother who needs her son for help despite of her fearless eyes throughout. She needed to pick up a sword or two. We were expecting.

It’s not an average Telugu film; it took more than 5 years, 450 crores to be made. Its special effects have been done by the same company that worked on Avatar, Life of pie and X men.The film is worth all the buzz and anticipation around it.

It’s not perfect but it’s still a master piece. I insist you make time for it.

4 Stars  

Here’s what you can expect in the Half Girlfriend audio jukebox

If you are eagerly awaiting the Half Girlfriend movie release, you are in for a treat!

After the successful release of the song Thodi Der, the Half Girlfriend team has released the entire music album. Less than an hour ago, Arjun Kapoor took to Instagram and made the announcement.

 

Songs that will leave you wanting for more! Presenting #HalfGirlfriendFullAlbum @shraddhakapoor (link in bio)

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The album consists of a list of 10 songs like Baarish, Thodi Der, Tu Hi Hai, Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga and many more. While the first half of the list consists of slow romantic songs, the latter is a mix of fun, enthusiastic numbers. There are two songs in English and a dialogue version of the song Mere Dil Mein thrown in the mix as well.

All in all, this is a fun collection of songs that are sure leave you entertained.

Tell us which song made it to the top of your list in the comments below.

Priyanka Chopra to play Kalpana Chawla?

Where ever Priyanka Chopra goes, the latest Bollywood news follows. Our desi-girl is back in town after having spent a long time in Hollywood and has allegedly signed up for the role of Kalpana Chawla in her upcoming biopic.

PC is known for the versatile characters she has played over the years. After having played the role of the famous Olympian Mary Kom, she is now all set to play the role of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian astronaut to go in to space. Chawla had made India proud by spending 31 days in space before she lost her life in a space shuttle explosion.

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It has been reported that the script for the movie has been locked down. The movie is to be directed by a debutant director, Priya Mishra. Priyanka will be returning to the US in the coming week to complete her Baywatch promotional tour and then will be back, to work on her Bollywood projects. Apart from this she has also signed up for a suspense thriller movie with the Pink director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary.

Are you excited to watch Priyanka on Bollywood’s silver screen again? Tell us in the comments below.

 

Sonakshi Sinha shares fun behind the scenes photos from Noor

The weekend is upon us and with that comes the release day of another much-awaited film, Noor. Sonakshi Sinha, who plays the protagonist in the film took to Instagram Stories earlier in the day to share some never seen before behind the scenes photos from the sets of Noor. Check them out below.

1. Alerting the followers to stay tuned

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2. Next was a video taken on the sets of Noor but not allowed to be posted during shoots 

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3. Followed by a video with Kanan Gill discussing the person who started his film career

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4. Sonakshi called Kanan Gill useless… 

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And this was his reaction to her statement

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5. No shoot BTS is complete without the mandatory selfie in the character’s get-up. Gorgeous much?

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6. Next was the introduction to the diva on set…

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Nope! Not her, but him

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7. After sharing another video battling the mosquitoes on set, a series of selfies is what followed

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With fun filters and all

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8. The producers gifted her a doodle set to encourage her hobby around the sets

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9. She skipped to the shoot day at the station waiting for the trains to go by

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10. Followed by another selfie with the infamous snapchat filter

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11. Cut to Noor in London, looking pretty as always

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12. With a final snap of ‘Nilu’ hard at work (wink wink) 

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13. She ended her walk down memory lane hinting at more pictures that might follow

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Isn’t she a true entertainer?! If this series of stories did not excite you to watch the film, we do not know what will. Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Click here to watch Sonakshi Sinha and Kanan Gill in conversation with Atika A. Farooqui about their film Noor.