Sara has some revelation about Saif Ali Khan!

Very recently, we saw Sara and her brother Ibrahim grace the cover of a magazine and hands-down, we were nothing but awestruck. The sibling redefined royalty for us all over again thanks to the genes of course and the stunning outfits they were wearing. This was also the first time when we saw Ibrahim on the cover of a magazine. During the shoot, Sara was asked a couple of questions about the family. When asked about her abba Saif Alia Khan, she told about how is more passionate about Roman history than about any piece of Bollywood. She was all praises for him and even mentioned how he is truly one of a kind.

Other than this, she even told them about how Amrita Singh dressed her up for Saif’s wedding with Kareena. Now isn’t this a quintessential and a very sweet modern family?

 

 

Image courtesy: Instagram – Sara Ali Khan, Hello Magazine

Saif Ali Khan shines in a unique, experimental film.

To narrate a story of just one day or just one night has always been an adventure for film directors. It’s a difficult task though. Such films are often laced with multiple tracks, intriguing characters, and leave no room for a loose screenplay. Who is afraid of Virginia Wolf, Reservoir dogs, 12 Angry Men, Before Sunrise, Before sunset, Before midnight, 1.40 ki last local, Is Raat ki subah nahin are a couple of shining examples.

Kaalakaandi could have alternatively been named – The last thing I would do before I die. The film signifies the awakening of a soul before things are over and this theme manifests itself in the multiple tracks in the film.

A healthy and handsome Saif Ali Khan gets to know he has Cancer and only a few months to live. His brother played by Akshay Oberoi is going to get married and has just a few hours left before his freedom dies. A pair of two local gangsters wish to carry out a heist but one of them will surely die of greed.  A right hand man of a Don will ultimately die before he can prove his loyalty and the last is of a live in couple who find themselves entangled in a legal soup before their fun days together end as the girlfriend is preparing to leave for further studies in the US.

What’s the last thing they all would do? Awaken their soul, admit to their fallacies, make a last mistake, propose marriage, or more than all of this ?

After writing Delhi Belly, this is Akshat Verma's first directorial venture. He leaves most of the things up to the viewer's own understanding and judgement. Unlike other directors, spoon feeding is not his style. It may well be called an experimental film. In the first half the narration is abstract, laced with expletives and open ended scenes, the screenplay makes sure the viewer  understands the background and the developments very slowly and enjoys the slow pace of it too. Following a Quentin Tarantino style of filmmaking Akshat Verma is here to bring in a new style of narrating a story on screen. He digs deep into a man's psyche, the upper class of South Mumbai's minds, the grey areas of  police dealings and the shallowness of ambition in general. One is treated to some brilliant visual effects in Saif Ali Khan's track where he imagines and hallucinates under the effect of a drug. His performance as always is natural and very classy. He plays on subtle humor and mirrors an average urban man excelling in a corporate life but miserable in his personal space. Akshay Oberoi playing his brother, dabbles well between infidelity and loyalty making good use of his innocent features to still be a likeable fellow despite his mistakes. 

One  of the finer scenes are between Deepak Dobriyal and Vijay Raaz. A harmonious on screen relationship between two theatre actors shines through. Also the dark and the gloomy feel to the film owing to it being shot only in the night, adds a distinct curious flavour. Cinematography by Himman Dhamija certainly adds to this mystery.

On the other hand, the film may come across to be lacking pace and energy. Also there is not much drama in the screenplay or dialogues making it a film of uncommon palate.  In the climax, the coming together of characters and unknowingly influencing each other gives a good closure to the layered film. The famous song – Kaala Doriyan is a relief in the end to an otherwise plain film. It’s one of those bollywood films which need a patient hearing and an uncommon taste in cinema.

 

2.5 Stars.

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Ranbir Kapoor has ‘Awaara’ tattooed on his wrist.

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Sushmita Sen has a tattoo on her forearm that says, "Aut viam inveniam aut faciam", a Latin saying which translates to, "I shall either find a way or make my own".

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Priyanka Chopra’s tattoo says, “Daddy’s Lil Girl”.

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Saif Ali Khan got Kareena’s name tattooed on his arm in Hindi.

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Akshay Kumar has his sons name tattooed on his back.

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Kangana Ranaut has got a huge tattoo on the back of her neck.

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Alia Bhatt has ‘Pataka’ tattooed on the back of her neck.

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Don't you totally love these celebs tattoos? Let us know in the comments below!

And the baby nawab turns 1.

As we revealed earlier the preparations for Taimur Ali Khan’s first birthday party were on in full swing at the Pataudi Palace. Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and many more had arrived there earlier this week. 

 

 

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Now the pictures from his birthday are out! Aunt Karisma Kapoor has given everyone a sneak peek inside Taimur first birthday party. Take a look here: 

Aunt and mummy with the birthday props.

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The perfect family picture.

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Clicking pictures with kids oh so patiently. 

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What‘s a birthday party without some balloons?   

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Mommy’s favourite boy!

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And the cake! Looks great, doesn’t it?

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Wow! Doesn’t it look like the perfect first birthday party? Tell us in the comments below!

10 times Taimur Ali Khan was too cute to handle!

It is Taimur Ali Khan’s first birthday! The baby nawab is now 1-year-old and the celebrations have begun. While the family is busy preparing for a private bash at the Pataudi Palace, the birthday wishes have started pouring in from Bollywood celebs and fans.

So much so that #HappyBirthdayTaimur has been at the top of trends since morning.  On this happy occasion here is a list of some of Taimur’s cutest photos and moments.

 

This day, last year! Welcome to the world Taimur. Don’t Saif and Kareena look super happy here?

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This was one of the first photos of Taimur with mummy Kareena that made everyone go ‘Aww’

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Of course Taimur has got his swag on!

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When he met Soha! Even Taimur can’t take his eyes off her! 

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When he is chilling in the balcony and the paparazzi had no chill! We feel your confusion Taimur.

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Like father, like son.

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Taimur Ali Khan with Karan Johar’s kids Yash Chopra and Roohi Chopra. We have a feeling they are going to be the new ‘cool group’.

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When Jacqueline Fernandez couldn’t resist falling in love with Taimur

 

Stylish mom and cutest son! Best duo of Bollywood!

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Currently chilling with papa looking cool as ever! 

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We literally cannot wait for pictures of Taimur’s birthday bash to start surfacing today! Stay tuned for all the updates.

 

Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor and more head to Pataudi Palace.

The media has not gotten enough of Taimur Ali Khan ever since his birth. From clicking his cute photos to following him on airports, they have done it all. Now Taimur Ali Khan is about to turn 1 soon and all eyes are on how the royal Khan’s plan on celebrating the big day.

The family has flown down to Delhi and reached the Pataudi Palace. They were recently spotted at the airport looking sharp as always!

 

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The entire family including Karisma Kapoor and Soha Ali Khan are currently at the Pataudi Palace overseeing all the special birthday preparations.

Aunt Karisma Kapoor is sharing pics of their holiday on her social media regularly. Check out a few here:

 

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She has also been giving us a sneak peek of the ongoing prep.

 

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Karisma Kapoor also shared the cutest picture of Taimur Ali Khan on a horse along with his doting father Saif Ali Khan. See it below:

 

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When a daily asked Kareena Kapoor Khan about the birthday celebration for the young prince, she said: ‘It will be a private affair with Taimur spending his day surrounded by his family’.

 

We can’t wait for more pictures to surface once the birthday bash commences tomorrow!

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s kind words for Soha.

Soha Ail Khan has written a book called ‘The Perils of Being Moderately Famous’. Yesterday she
launched the book at an event in Mumbai, amidst her family.

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, mother Sharmila Tagore and husband Kunal Khemu were all in
attendance. The family also spoke to the press and answered a few questions about Soha.

When Kareen Kapoor Khan was asked about her the actress said, “Famous or not famous Soha is the
grounding that all of us stand on”.

Watch her full statement below:

 

 

The rest of the family were also on stage sharing warm wishes and reading excerpts from the book.

The book is a collection of personal essays by Soha with a humorous twist. The book also debuts some of the never seen before photos of the family and stories of growing up as a modern-day princess.

 

 

 

Are you going to pick up a copy of Soha’s book? Tell us in the comments below!  

 

Bollywood celebrities spotted at Shashi Kapoor’s Residence on this tragic day

Shashi Kapoor Ji who has won a million hearts on the silver screen and was a role model to many aspiring actors passed away on December 4th, 2017. The Kapoor family shared that he had a kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years. He took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai at 5:20pm.

The industry was inevitably shaken up and made it to the Kapoor residence to give their condolences even in the current cyclone threat.

Amitabh Bachchan who considered Shashi Kapoor a dear friend and mentor rushed to his house with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda.

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Amitabh Bachchan even put up a post on twitter which said “To Shashiji from your babbua”
 
 

The others to reach the scene immediately were

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Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan
 
 
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Karishma Kapoor with Armaan  and Adaar Jain
 
 
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Raani Mukherji and Kajol were photographed as well

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Shashi Kapoor is an irreplaceable actor and producer and with his evergreen smile will always be a happy memory for his fans for years to come. He’s given us some top-notch cinema and that would keep him in our hearts forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Review

"This seems to be Radha Menon's conspiracy to dilute the legacy  of the 'loins' of Punjab", says Saif Ali Khan, the Chandni Chowk bred boy whose son fails to understand what is Chole Bhature. It is definitely a matter of concern for the north Indian man, once married to a Malayali woman who left him for his inability to understand her desire for attention from her husband and moved back to her native town Kochi.

Roshan Kalra's first love since adolescence was food and the smell of it. He would run away from home to learn cooking, as his father played by veteran Ram Gopal Bajaj detests the idea of a man burning his fingers in the kitchen. He should grow up to be a doctor or an engineer. Roshan struggles to find a job in a restaurant, kills rats, sleeps on the floor and one fine day, makes it big in the United States of America. Did you read the recent news story of an Indian who makes 4 crore a year selling Vada Pav? Well Indians understand the global taste buds and given a chance, they can strike gold in the culinary world especially in the west. Roshan was a man who did it.

A remake of an English film Chef ( 2014) which starred Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downing Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, this film directed by Raja Krishna Menon explores relationships without any bitterness. Menon who earlier directed Airlift with Akshay Kumar , sketches a very likeable and humane character of a man who is capable of love but ends up losing it. He shows Saif Ali Khan like he really is, suave and definitely a gentleman. The character sketch of Roshan Kalra is one of the finest films in the film. He is a little unpredictable, a lot of fun, non-judgmental, easy going man who does not show any signs of chauvinism even as his ex-wife throws the idea of her remarriage to him. He comes and stays inside her house, jokes with the staff and even establishes a calm relationship with his ex-wife’s partner. This character is refreshing and something really out of the box for an average bollywood movie watcher and much of the film's appeal comes from the witty humor and style showcased by Saif Ali Khan. 

The best thing about the film is that it's life flowing on celluloid. Dialogues by Ritesh Shah are simple, funny and witty. Characters are believable and the natural landscape of Kerala put on screen by Cinematographer Priya Seth is alluring. Roshan Kalra's scenes with his son who he had rarely spent time with  are endearing and sketches a beautiful relationship between a father and son where both understand each other's perspective. 

On the flip side, the film starts to falter after the interval. The story meanders without much of a clarity about where it is heading. The screenplay is inconsistent losing the common thread and a motive, concentrating only on the scenes between characters and not the entire story. Indeed they are fun but where are we all going ? Also the very thing the film is based on – Food, there aren't many scenes celebrating food. The delicious shots of cooking, colors on a plate, the process of putting the spices together, the variety of edibles, the creativity of a chef, his inspiration; we are made to be drawn more towards the chef's personal life than the food that he cooks and that is such an opportunity lost. Shots of good food can really make for great visual imagery and here is where the director loses out on a few points. But Saif's wit and dialogue delivery often makes up for this vacuum.

Also the end to the film is  a hurried climax signifying that director had bitten off more than he could chew. All characters come in one scene with some of them behaving exactly opposite of the brief given to them in the beginning of the film.

It’s a slice of life worth eating while we know it could have been so much more delicious.

3 Stars