Akshay Kumar is currently busy promoting his film ‘ PadMan ‘ whose trailer and songs have already won over the audiences and now the teaser of his next ‘ Gold ‘ has just released online. From the looks of it, the charismatic actor looks all set to mesmerise the audience once again with a spirited performance.
Helmed by Reema Kagti, the film is based on the true incidents of India’s first Olympic gold as a free nation in 1948 in the sport of hockey. The ‘Rustom’ actor can be seen essaying the role of a hockey coach in the film. It was reported that former Indian national team captain, Sandeep Singh, was signed to train the actors to improve their hockey skills and a lot of the shooting has been done in Yorkshire and the Midlands in England.
The film, which is scheduled to release on 15 August, 2018
The trailer for Ajay Devgn’s upcoming thriller Raid has been released by the makers. While Ajay grabs your attention from the get-go in his role of a no-nonsense Income Tax Officer Amay Patnaik, he has the perfect nemesis in the form of Saurabh Shukla.
Based on one of the most high-profile and well-crafted Income Tax raids of the country, Raid explores the struggle an upright Income Tax Officer has to go through to conduct a raid on one of the wealthy goons of a city, in this case Shukla. But that does not mean Ajay Devgn is any less badass. The 1-minute-long trailer is full of power-packed dialogues accentuated with the proper UP accent the actors have taken on.
Raid also stars Ileana D’Cruz in the role of Ajay’s wife who supports her husband through thick and thin. The film is set in the 1980s Uttar Pradesh and will be produced by Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat. Written by Ritesh Shah who also has super-hits like Pink and Airlift to his name, Raid is scheduled to release on March 16, 2018.
Talking about the film, director Raj Kumar Gupta had said, “Raid is a story that needs to be told on the big screen. I am looking forward to my collaboration with Ajay sir, Bhushanji, Kumarji and Abhishek on this film.” If this hasn’t got you excited, let us tell you that Raj Kumar Gupta is the man behind the 2011 hit No One Killed Jessica and Rajeev Khandelwal’s Aamir.
The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 16 March 2018.
Taapsee Pannu has been associated with several powerful women-oriented films like PINK and Naam Shabana but the actress also contributes to the society by doing her share for social causes related to women. The actress has now decided to take a major step towards self-defence to commemorate the National Girl Child day.
Taapsee has always been vocal about the need for gender equality and women safety. After having supported several causes related to self-defence and even extending support towards teaching defence education for young girls, the actress will now promote self-defence on the National Girl Child day too. She had previously also supported an initiative in her own school to start giving self- defence classes to young children. While it was her idea to bring about this major change in her alma mater, today on National Girl Child day, Taapsee plans to extend this by branching out. She wants to help spread education of self- defence to young girls.
She has reportedly pledged that on this Girl child day she will support and activate more such initiatives through the help of experts, self-defence educators and through the means of local NGOs in different parts of the country.
Confirming the same, Taapsee said, “I wish on this National Girl child day we stand for each other and for oneself and we make it a collaborative effort. In a patriarchal society like ours, providing education and the right mindfulness for young girls from the beginning has become imperative. So on this day, I wish to activate more initiatives for these girls so that they become independent and can fight for themselves. We are in conversation with few experts and NGO’s and I hope it works out soon.”
From cyberbullying to raising her voice when she received flak owing to one of her statements made against a South director, Taapsee Pannu has always tried to stand tall amidst controversies. On the work front, after the stupendous success of Judwaa 2, the actress’ next release is Dil Juunglee that features her opposite Saqib Saleem. Besides this, her other forthcoming films include Soorma, Mulk and Manmarziyaan.
Much- anticipated war film, the first ever on a Param Vir Chakra recipient; titled on the name of the martyr Subedar Joginder Singh has once again bombarded the internet with its next asset which was released yesterday by the makers Seven Colors Motion Picture.
The inspiration to make this film on the brave Indian soldier who served the British Indian Army, and later the Indian Army, is drawn from the true to life events and incidents of his life that led him to become what he became and is now remembered in a reverential
We all seem to have forgotten the chapter from the annals of our history, the Sino-Indian War, 1962, wherein, a handful of Sikh soldiers stood strong against the waves of thousands of Chinese army men, trying to intrude in our country. The film’s teaser showcases a series of events, which must have happened then. The makers have, to utmost precision, maintained the authenticity of the subject. It goes without saying that the teaser is strong, powerful, precise, and intricately planned. It, expeditiously, rushes through your sight leaving behind a deep impression on your mind; instantaneously arousing deep respect for the nation, and for the people who uninterruptedly work for the protection of its honor.
On the eve of India’s Republic Day, the teaser of this war film- a subject of national importance has reverted people’s attention to the forgotten chapter of our rich history, wherein, the strategic Line of Actual Control was being attempted by the Chinese army to barge in. Few of our soldiers, belonging to the Sikh Regiment and being led by one courageous soul- Subedar Joginder Singh stood rock steady in front of the Chinese troop to protect the sovereignty of our motherland. The teaser of the film, very well captures the patriotic sentiment of the cast if the film, making the same travel in to the heart of general audiences. One faces the adrenaline and a sudden energy outburst when the Sikh regiment’s war cry ‘Jo Boley So Nihal, Sat Shri Akaal’ is hailed in the teaser.
Gippy Grewal’s dialogue in the teaser, ‘For your kind information, this land belongs to India’ is a rage amongst the youth, already! His acting skills have surpassed his previous performances of a lover boy, and this film, in all likelihood, will turn out to be the best war film ever made in the history of Punjabi Cinema. Kudos to the entire team of Subedar Joginder Singh; whose sincere efforts of educating the masses about this brave soldier, and his supreme sacrifices for the nation have started delivering the results in the desired manner.
The film is all set to release during the first week of April 2018.
The solution to the current imbroglio that has overtaken Padmaavat has been found. Members of the Karni Sena watched the film on Tuesday evening and gave it a clean chit. In what was clearly a face-saving device, the Karni Sena claimed that the film’s makers had made all the changes required by the Sena.
However, a member of the Padmaavat team has another story to tell. “No changes were made. The Karni Sena saw exactly what Sanjay Bhansali had shot. Nothing more nothing less. When they realized there was nothing objectionable they decided to back off pretending that the changes had been made.”
Be as it might, the producers Viacom 18 and Bhansali can breathe a sigh of relief and now release the film on schedule without fear of a backlash.
Dulquer Salmaan earned fame across the country even before his Bollywood debut and hence, his first Hindi film is definitely garnering attention. Titled Karwan, adding to the curiousity is the combination of Irrfan Khan and web-star Mithila Palkar who too is making her debut with this film. While it went on floor in 2017, now the makers have even locked the release date for the film to be June 1.
Interestingly, Karwan is a road trip film and it may clash with the Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor starrer Veere Di Wedding. The latter too boasts about having a backdrop of a road trip along with a big fat Indian wedding being one of the integral parts of the film. Veere Di Wedding which was supposed to release in May recently shifted the dates to June owing to avoid clashes with biggies.
In the year 2018, many films have to shift their release dates after Padmaavat [Padmavati] locked its release date as January 25. While it turned out to be a solo release during the Indian Republic weekend, many films decided to alter their release dates.
On the other hand, talking about Karwan, the film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and it has been extensively shot in Ooty and Kochi.
Sachin – A Billion Dreams has won two awards at the recently concluded 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival 2018. The film won the awards competing against dozens of sports films that were screened over the 4 days of the festival. The Honorary Diploma and Festival Trophy for the Best Director of a Long Documentary went to James Erskine and the Special Award for the Best Film in the Long documentary section went to Ravi Bhagchandka.
The docu-drama was the first to have had a wide theatrical release and the highest box office collections for its genre during its release in India. Commenting on this new milestone for the film, Ravi Bhagchandka, the producer said, “We are humbled that our tribute to the legend of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has received accolades at an international forum. We are glad that the story of Sachin Tendulkar fulfilling the dreams of a billion Indians by winning the cricket World Cup is touching hearts the world over and taking the sport of cricket to new audiences globally. The film will now go to the finale of the festival to be held in Milan, Italy in November 2018.”
The 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival was held from 16th to 18thJanuary, 2018 under the supervision of FICTS in collaboration with the Olympic and Paralympic Committees, the Ministry of Culture, of Sports and Youth, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The feature-length, short and documentaries included films from over 23 countries including Japan, Nigeria, Malaysia, Lebanon, Turkey, South Africa, etc.
James Erskine, the director of Sachin – A Billion Dreams said, “It is a great honour that my work on telling the story of India’s greatest cricketing legend has been appreciated on a global stage. Scripting his journey for the big screen involved interacting with Sachin, his family, his teammates as well as players from rival teams and others and I am happy that the emotions are reaching out to a global audience. We are hopeful of more accolades coming our way as the film travels the festival circuit.”
The ‘World FICTS Challenge’ Worldwide Championship of Cinema, Television and Sport Culture comprises 16 festivals in 5 continents and is organised by the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sports (FICTS or International Sports Movies TV Federation). The festival promotes the positive values of sport as a tool for social change through sports films of esteemed directors and in the world of cinema and television.
The day of Saraswati Puja is regarded a very auspicious day in the life of artists, students and teachers around the country. What better day than this one for the team of Super 30 to start their journey for the film as it tells the story of a teacher and his students.
On this positive day, Hrithik Roshan took to Twitter and shared a message seeking blessings of the Goddess. He said, “On the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja and Basant Panchami, I am beginning my journey of Super 30 where I am playing a teacher for the first time. May the Goddess of learning bless this effort.”
Hrithik Roshan will be seen playing Anand Kumar in the film, a math genius and teacher of 30 meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically backward sections for the entrance examination for Indian Institute of Technology. The team will be starting the shoot for the film soon and preparations for the same have kick-started today.
It is for the first time that Hrithik Roshan will be seen playing the role of a teacher. Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films’ Super 30, directed by Vikas Bahl, is set to release on 23rd November 2018.
If Hrithik Roshan is busy brushing up his Bihari accent to play his Bihari character in Vikas Bahl’s Super 30, Shahid Kapoor is equally busy doing up his Garhwali accent. The shooting of Shahid Kapoor’s next film Batti Gul Meter Chalu is about to begin from February 9. Shahid who plays a local from Uttarakhand is leaving no stone unturned to ensure authenticity in his portrayal. The actor known to follow a method in the madness of Bollywood’s filmmaking, has immersed himself completely in the process of getting into character going as far as to hire a language coach from Uttarakhand.
Shahid’s dedication to getting into character has left the Batti Gul Meter Chalu producer Prernaa Arora speechless. “I’ve very rarely seen such passion and dedication in any actor. Shahid Kapoor is completely involved in getting his character right. He is getting the clothes, the body language and the spoken language right. He has hired a coach to learn the local language. It’s very inspiring for a relatively new producer like me to work with an actor so focused. I am enjoying the experience of working with Shahid Kapoor.”
Shahid moves to Uttarkhand from the first week of February. Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which will highlight the shortage of electricity in rural areas, will hit the floors in the first week of February and will finish shooting by April 2018. The film will be shot in a start-to-finish schedule in Rishikesh, Tehri, Haridwar, Mussoorie and Nainital. It is slated to release on August 31, 2018.