When you wake up in the morning to the sound of your alarm after a less than satisfactory night’s sleep, it can be all too tempting to press the snooze button and stay in bed for a few extra minutes.However, doing so can be extremely detrimental for your health, causing both your body and your brain to become confused.
“Manmohan Desai was the genius who had the audacity to tell the audience in the very first frame that he was going to be illogical, make a fool of them and they better enjoy it.” Be it Box Office or enduring value, the propellants of cinema are the hoi polloi, the common people, not the critics: no one symbolized, and underlined, this fact more resoundingly than Manmohan Desai. Throughout his career, critics derided his films as ‘illogical’, ‘formulaic’, ‘corny’ and ‘crass’, but the audience lapped them up gleefully and turned them into massive blockbusters.
As far as filmy formulas are concerned, feuding families opposed to love birds is one of Bollywood's oldest and most minted one. This week's release, Jai Mummy Di is centred around two warring moms whose kids fall in love. We take the opportunity to revisit some of the famous love stories that weathered against family enmity.
As one of the most revered screen idols, Pran's chilling villainy forever associated his name with notoriety. On his 100th birth anniversary, we look back at his most memorable roles.
Rajshri Productions' 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' hits the screens and scorches the Box Office. The newcomers, Salman Khan and Bhagyashree, become nation-wide heart-throbs. The critics laud film and the female lead, but aren’t so kind to Salman. ‘Another flash in the pan like Kumar Gaurav’ is the common refrain.
‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ is a short and sweet comedy that had the potential to be much more. A more thoughtful script and better character development could have really lifted the narrative.
Before you can shout ‘Take my money’, take a look what films are in store and vote to tell us which film do you is worth your time and money.
Kangana Ranaut is in top form in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s ‘Panga’, as a gifted kabbadi player (Jaya Nigam) who gives up on a promising sports career after motherhood. Happy to be the quintessential middle-class working mom, her heart yearns for the thrill of being on court once again. What initially starts as a joke to pacify her son, soon seems like a daunting, but not impossible, task for Jaya, who was the former captain of the Indian kabbadi team.
This year started off with the release of Deepika Padukone’s much-awaited film, Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar, which had Padukone take on the rather challenging role of acid victim Malti. The last few years have seen a proliferation of biopics in Bollywood, as filmmakers make a dash to capture the lives of famous personalities on screen. This trend is set to continue in 2020 as well, with a number of biopics lined up.
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.
Deepika Padukone has taken a huge risk by coming out in support of JNU protestors, which has also, unfortunately, reflected in the box office numbers of Chhapaak. However, the Meghna Gulzar directorial, which has Padukone playing Malti, an acid attack survivor, has been lauded for its bold and compelling storytelling. With this film, Padukone has also moved a step ahead by taking on a role which is challenging and at odds with the characters she has been taking up lately.Chhapaak is also the first among many films lined up this year which will be headlined by women. Let us take a look at the women-centric films to watch out for in 2020, some of which are fictional while others are based on the lives of real women:
In the first month of the new millennium, Bollywood witnessed a phenomenon like none. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, a love story with a sparkling soundtrack and featuring two fresh-faced debutants set the box office on fire. Blessed with Greek-God looks and superlative dancing skills, Hrithik Roshan became an overnight star and the rest, as they say, is history. On its 20th anniversary, we look at some interesting trivia about the blockbuster movie.
Karan Arjun was the last hurrah of the 90s masala multi-starrers before Bollywood discovered a new language at the turn of the century. Here are some interesting facts about the reincarnation-revenge drama.
Hordes of Bollywood films hit the screens each year but only a handful among them create tremendous pre-release buzz. Here are the 10 most awaited movies that are slated to release in 2020.
Cinema’s creepiest genre has yielded its fair share of riches in 2019, from the box office dynamite of Stephen King’s killer clown through to the gore-soaked determination of Samara Weaving’s bride in Ready or Not.This year has yielded ghost stories, animal attacks and even a possessed dress, in one of the most varied, diverse horror periods in many years.Here are the best scary offerings from 2019, based on UK release dates.Read more:Most incredible actor transformations of 2019Best horror films of 2018What happens to your brain when you watch a horror film?
Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realize it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep trying till the industry throws them off.In this giant rigmarole of realizations and refusals, we have seen many of our loved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...”We are, hence, starting this “Missing Reports” series where we dig deep into the untold stories of such missing stars. Today we are covering ‘Harleen’, from Love Aaj Kal.Let us know in the comment section, if there is any star, you want us to dig out from the black hole of Bollywood sanyas.We have also covered missing reports on Mayuri Kango, Anu Aggarwal, Amrita Rao, and Meenakshi Seshadri, Antara Mali, Harman Baweja, Sneha Ullal, Sushmita Sen, Gayatri Joshi, and Fardeen Khan.