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A "fifth-generation dynast" Rahul Gandhi has no chance in Indian politics against a "hard-working and self-made" Narendra Modi, and Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing the Congress leader to Parliament, historian Ramachandra Guha said on Friday.

Punjab on Friday became the second state after Kerala to pass an assembly resolution seeking repeal of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, with chief minister Amarinder Singh calling the new law “inherently discriminatory” and redolent of the “ethnic and religious cleansing in Hitler’s Germany”.

Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari urged states to implement the amended Motor Vehicles Act while giving a cold shoulder to a demand from Rajasthan to reduce penalties. He said only those who violate rules face the risk of paying hefty fines and the improved law favours law-abiding commuters.

Denying that "religious persecution" was a criterion for offering Indian nationality to Hindu and other select communities under the amended citizenship law, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday claimed that watertight rules were being framed to detect "fraudulent conversion" and ensure strict compliance with the December 31, 2014, cut-off.

This is one of two new questions that the questionnaire for the trial run, conducted in select states between October and December, had.

HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh called for maintaining values of the Indian Constitution, stating that "while times and circumstances change, strong values and principles do not".

Answering queries from RSS volunteers during a question-answer session on the first day of his four-day visit to Moradabad, he said that it is now up to the government and the trust to start the temple's construction. He further said that Vishwa Hindu Parishad's role, however, will continue till the construction of the temple is started.

The Delhi high court on Friday refused to suspend the sentence of expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, serving a life term for raping a minor girl in 2017.

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant said: "What is Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi? People hold him in much higher esteem than Bharat Ratna. We agree with you he should be honoured but he is much higher than Bharat Ratna."

Trio Helped Traders Inflate Value Of Diamonds

BJP working president J P Nadda set to take over as party chief replacing Amit Shah, who has been holding the post since 2014.

The virus emerged in December, two people have died and it has been detected in three countries.

Heavy rains douse some fires on the east coast, but bring a new threat of flooding to some areas.

Portrait of a Lady was missing for 22 years until gardeners cleared ivy from a gallery wall.

There was outrage after the restaurant of the late French chef Paul Bocuse lost one of its stars.

The announcement by white actor Hank Azaria follows accusations of racial stereotyping.

Six suspected white supremacists have been arrested in what appeared to be a co-ordinated operation.

Former special prosecutors from Bill Clinton's impeachment trial are on the president's team.

The location is meant to show new audiences this non-Olympic sport.

At 67.08cm (2ft 2.41in), Khagendra Thapa Magar was recognised the shortest living man who could walk.

The agency apologises after the flyer tweeted she was "humiliated" by the incident in Minnesota.

Greg Page, a founder and original lead singer of the children's group, collapsed in Sydney.

Ayatollah Khamenei praises the Revolutionary Guard amid anger over the downing of a passenger jet.

The Balearic Islands ban pub crawls and happy hours in popular destinations in Ibiza and Majorca.

The tech giant admits its "carbon negative" goal is ambitious.

The Global Hawk, which is unmanned, can travel halfway around the world on one tank of fuel.

Two Colombian producers tell a British cocaine user they wouldn't take it as they know what's in it.

Canines with a nose for detection have led to hundreds of arrests and the disruption of smuggling routes.

Tennis players have raised concerns about the air quality ahead of Australian Open.

A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

TikTok videos made by doctors and nurses this week have been accused of spreading misinformation.

Harry Harris rebukes critics of his facial hair, which reminds some South Koreans of colonial rule.

Iran's supreme leader hit out at his "enemies" following recent turmoil in the region.

The oil-rich North African country has been beset by a civil war for nearly a decade.

How a "big hairy Trump guy" and a "queer individual" bonded at a rally for the Democrats in New Hampshire.

A dust cloud sweeps across a New South Wales town, turning it red in seconds.

The tech giant admits its "carbon negative" goal is ambitious.

The European Commission wants time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused.

Social network orders the Spinner to stop targeting its users with "disguised" ads.

The site owners were ordered to pay $12.8m in damages to 22 women who appeared in videos it published.

European Parliament members want all tech giants to adopt a single universal charging method.

The six-month trial will see 10 electric taxis in Nottingham given hardware to charge while waiting.

The tech giant promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.

Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say.

Mojo Vision has revealed its new lens which puts augmented reality in front of your eyes.

Students shared tips on how to remove the barnacle device on social media.

India's Supreme Court rejects telecom operator's plea for relief on government levies.

US officials are reviewing a civilian drone programme because of concerns about Chinese infiltration.

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Hopes that a new science centre at one of Britain's most secret sites will inspire next generation.

There are considerable challenges to developing reliable 5G networks across Africa.

Sumit Jain from India has discovered TikTok fame thanks to his singing and dancing skills.

Samsung's SelfieType scans finger taps on a table using the smartphone's front camera.

After nearly a decade's research, a hydrofoil water bike has gone into mass production.

How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

The 10-year-old operating system will stop receiving updates from Tuesday.

AI researchers admit that the hype around AI may be cooling off once again.

Battery powered ferries are becoming bigger and are sailing further, but they are still expensive.

It was thought VR would be as common as televisions, but despite improvements it is yet to take off.

Often called the "new oil", data is immensely valuable - but only if processed in the right way.

Sajid Javid warns businesses UK and EU regulations will differ after Brexit, saying firms must "adjust".

The official report found that the process of clearing the planes to fly is "effective".

The music retailer launches a partnership with Apple Music, saying that streaming boosts vinyl sales.

The study by Which? compared the price of 53 products but did not include discounters Aldi and Lidl.

The travel money firm's boss has spoken publicly for the first time since a huge ransomware attack.

But the struggling airline says the debt with tax authorities is far lower than reported.

Thousands more owners of dangerous washing machines demand a resolution from maker Whirlpool.

A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.

The fugitive businessman's defence team say Nissan's investigation is biased and designed to smear him.

The world's second largest economy has seen weak domestic demand amid a trade war with the US.

Only six Edward VIII sovereigns were made but it is not just its rarity that fascinates historians.

Having failed all his exams, Scott James started a coffee roastery in his "forgotten" community.

India's Supreme Court rejects telecom operator's plea for relief on government levies.

The tech giant promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.

Two hospitals started by collapsed engineering giant Carillion look set to open in 2022, years late.

Extinction Rebellion staged a 13-hour protest at the base in Altens "to hold Shell to account".

How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

Sales of kosher accredited food is booming around the world, with more and more firms getting in on act.

Universal Music UK have changed their work culture to be more inclusive to neurodiverse people.

Should you just crack on with it when you have a cold, or hide under the duvet for everybody's sake?

A device that changed women's lives was originally intended to make one man rich.

Battery powered ferries are becoming bigger and are sailing further, but they are still expensive.

The resale market of rare trainers has exploded with the use of computer bots, the BBC finds.

Luiza Trajano, owner of Brazilian shop chain Magazine Luiza, is one of the country's richest people.

There are 50,000 fewer shops on UK High Streets than a decade ago, and the decline is continuing.

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in Karnataka has filed a complaint against 18 employees for allegedly producing fake medical certificates for availing leave for more than two months.

Come Monday, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) will begin demolishing the landmark flyover at Jayadeva Hospital junction to construct the RV Road-Electronics City corridor (Yellow Line).

(This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on January 17, 2020)

Bengaluru city police on Friday arrested six SDPI activists in the city for attacking RSS worker.

The haystacks are lit, the cattle readied and as the fire blazes, the owners grab the cows and bulls by their halters and prod the animals to jump over the fire stacks. This ritual over the flaming bonfires marks the first day of the Sankranti festival in Karnataka, which was celebrated on Tuesday.

The clamour for reservation in government services and educational institutes in the state is growing and experts suggest it has a lot to do with the lack of jobs. While some castes are demanding a hike in reservation, others want to be included in the list of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST).

A private helicopter emergency medical services firm on Thursday said it has offered to run air ambulance services in Karnataka and sought the state government’s partnership.

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa is likely to induct new ministers into his cabinet only after he returns from Davos, Switzerland, on January 25.

Time, it appears, is out of the joint at India International Watch and Clock Fair under way in Bengaluru. But that is not only because the hands of thousands of clocks and watches show different hours, but also due to the mindboggling varieties on display.

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa is likely to induct new ministers into his cabinet only after he returns from Davos, Switzerland, on January 25.

The state road development corporation, KRDCL, plans to add more lanes to stretches on the outskirts of the city to speed up journeys to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). Recently, it floated tenders to find competent agencies to study the feasibility of upgrading two-lane roads to four lanes.

The state government, in a possible sign of the little confidence it has in BBMP, has asked Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited, or KRDCL, to take up upgradation of 12 city roadways that see high traffic density.

Any lake rejuvenation exercise requires inputs from ecologists, limnologists, hydrologists and environmental engineers. But BBMP has none of them, say lake activists. Civic body officials involved in maintenance of waterbodies admitted to the same.

Milk prices are likely to go up by Rs 2 or 3 per litre in Bengaluru and other parts of the state. A decision to this effect will be taken on Friday at the board meeting of Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), which sells milk under the Nandini brand, and the state government’s approval will be sought.

Twenty-nine years after he was deprived of the ownership of a tourist cab he had purchased in a public auction, a Hassan man is set to get back his investment in the wake of the Supreme Court of India and Karnataka high court ruling in his favour.

A 37-year-old businessman was killed after the driver of his MUV lost control over the vehicle and hit a Namma Metro pillar near Government Soap Factory Circle in the wee hours of Thursday.

Ramya Nithyananda Shetty, 24, a BEd student at Alva’s college, Moodbidri, and birder, has been giving dead birds a decent burial near her house in Bantwal. She has completed her MCom and started probing into the cause of the death of birds, and was shocked to realise that plastic can harm birds too.

Senior Congress leader K J George on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate officials here in connection with a FEMA case.

Hirotec Group, a Japan-based firm which manufactures automotive assembly welding fixtures, hemming, stamping dyes and sheet metal parts, inaugurated a new facility at its plant in Keeranatham near the city on Thursday.

Morning walkers could experience chilly surroundings and nearly low visibility for the next few days as weathermen have forecast mist in the city during the early morning hours.

The job profile of S Ayyappan, a 34-year-old assistant teacher at the Government Residential School for tribal children at Lingamavur in Udumalpet, Tirupur, is to teach the 23 tribal children in class. However, he doesn’t stop with that. He also grooms them and washes their clothes.

The Madras high court has directed the Chennai corporation and the Egmore Government Children's Hospital to maintain hygiene at the hospital.

Six weeks after illegal ganja crops were found in a village in Karur district, the narcotics intelligence bureau - criminal investigation department (NIB-CID) has secured L Arunachalam, 49, prime accused in the case. ​

Jallikattu events were conducted during Pongal on Wednesday with much fanfare, the highlight being the famous Avaniyapuram and Palamedu events. But it was not without casualties, as 40-year-old P Murugan died near Anchetty in Krishnagiri district on Thursday, as his own bull trampled him. At Avaniyapuram jallikattu in Madurai, 66 people suffered injuries.

If you are visiting the book fair at YMCA in Nandanam, then don’t miss this ‘alternate’ fair. The pavement leading to the YMCA premises on Anna Salai is dotted with vendors selling old books. ​

People travelling in a share autorickshaw near Nerkundram last Sunday were startled by a sudden shriek from a co-passenger, a 23-year-old woman.

Chief minister V Narayanasamy challenged lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi to prove land grabbing charges levelled against him and his son by a Congress MLA N Danavelu, who was suspended from the party on Thursday, and declared that he will resign if the charges are proved. ​

Customs officials at Chennai international airport on Tuesday seized 3.4kg gold worth .

With the entry of Suriyur Kasi (temple bull) through the entrance to the jallikattu arena at Periya Suriyur village, season’s first bull sport of Trichy district started around 8.30am on Thursday.

Around 700 bulls participated in the Jallikattu competition in Madurai's Palamedu on Thursday. It is organised in rural areas of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal, the harvest festival.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed a technology that can be used to generate hydrogen fuel from seawater, an advance that may contribute to a cleaner energy future.

With BJP functionaries openly airing their angst over the “poor allocation” of posts for the local body elections, the rift between the ruling AIADMK and its ally widened. On Tuesday, minister D Jayakumar lashed out at former Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan for saying Tamil Nadu had become a “terrorists hub”.

A 28-year-old man was found dead with injury marks on his body near Mangadu on Tuesday morning.The deceased was identified as Yuvaraj, a resident of Kovur.

The owner of a small-time jewellery store at Pattukottai taluk in Thanjavur district murdered his wife and two sons by slitting their throats at a lodge in Trichy. After murdering his wife and sons, Selvaraj, 47, of Urani, attempted suicide.

The two men wanted for the murder of the TN special sub-inspector Y Wilson were picked up from Udupi railway station in Karnataka early on Tuesday.

MTC will operate 480 special buses to popular tourist spots in the city on Kaanum Pongal (Friday). The buses will connect Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus (CMBT), Koyambedu, Chennai Central, Egmore Railway Station and Broadway with Marina Beach, East Coast Road and the Children’s Park.

In a tragic incident, a 12-year-old boy was killed on the spot after he was hit by a hard cricket ball during a friendly match at Adoni in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Friday blamed the 'truncated' municipal poll schedule for not finding suitable candidates for some divisions.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen(AIMIM) will be contesting in 276 wards in the ensuing municipal polls.

Extending support to BJP on the National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act, Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan on Thursday said political parties were creating fear among people.

Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy on Thursday pulled up railway officials and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel after he found the door frame metal detector at Secunderabad railway station to be defunct.

While toll plazas across the state were supposed to migrate to FASTag lanes with only two lanes on either side accepting cash, some plazas have been exempted. Two plazas – at Pantagi on NH 65 and Raikal on NH 44 — will be exempted.

Cyberabad police issued an advisory asking people not to trust random websites displaying customer care numbers of popular brands.

Chief minister and party president KCR Ji told our party MPs to say in both houses of Parliament that we are a secular party, which does not believe in any kind of discrimination or differentiation based on religion.

A resident of Kukatpally was in for a shock when along with the biryani and curd rice he ordered, he was also given a piece of iron wire. After raising a complaint with the GHMC, the restaurant, from where the food was ordered , was fined Rs 5,000. ​

BJP and actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena have decided to forge a new political front in Andhra Pradesh. Both parties have come to an agreement to fight together all future elections in the state.

141 crore through electoral bonds, which is the highest that has been received by political parties in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

A 55-year-old man, Saripalli Venkateswara Rao, died when the razor-sharp knife tied to a rooster pierced his thigh during a cockfight in Pragadavaram village of Chintalapudi mandal in West Godavari.

The road to Kompally municipal office is one filled with potholes and bumps. The main road, which is a two minute ride from National Highway-44, is surrounded by commercial properties on either sides. ​

Three people, including an auto driver and two private financiers, were murdered in separate incidents in the city since Tuesday night. All the victims and the accused were in an inebriated condition at the time of the offence, police said.

The Congress on Thursday appointed Sake Sailjanath as the new president of Andhra Pradesh Congress, replacing N Raghuveera Reddy.

After extensive talks that stretched up to the level of the top leaderships of both parties, the BJP and Jana Sena on Thursday formally announced their alliance, seeking to emerge as the "third alternative" in Andhra Pradesh.

Telangana home minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali has asked people of the state not to panic over the National Register of Citizens (NRC), assuring that there will be "no NRC and no disturbance in the state."

TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu said that the proposal to shift the capital city was like a tsunami and political parties that support the move would be washed away.

Scooter-borne miscreants snatched a handbag from a 57-year-old woman at Salt Lake CB Block on Friday evening while she was about to get into her car coming out of a beauty parlour on the other side of the road.

A notorious drug peddler has been arrested from an area in the southern part of the city with two kilograms of heroin worth Rs 6 crore in the international grey market, police said on Friday.

Several instances of bull fights have come to light in different parts of Assam over the past couple of days, while more are scheduled in the coming days, despite a Supreme Court ban on such events.

Several persons, armed with cricket stumps, attacked two students at a boys’ hostel on the Visva-Bharati campus on Wednesday night.

A fire broke out at a stall in the G Block of New Market on Thursday. Around 11.45am, the stall owner selling hosiery products noticed the fire. He raised an alarm to draw the attention of other traders. They applied fire extinguishers to douse the flames before alerting the fire officials.

The main hurdles cleared, Metro Railway is now inching closer to completion of the link from Noapara to Dakshineswar. Once commissioned around mid-2020, it will be of great help for people living in and around the northern fringes of Kolkata who have been facing difficulties ever since restrictions were imposed on movement across the Tallah Bridge.

Die-hard fans of Mohun Bagan had a tough digesting the news of the merger of India’s oldest surviving top-tier football club with two-time ISL champion ATK, with some of them lashing out their angst and perplexity on social media. But in the end, the reaction from most fans was obvious — acceptance with a heavy heart.

India’s oldest surviving top-tier football club, Mohun Bagan, and the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group —which owns and runs Indian Super League side ATK FC — have come together to establish a new football team, which in all likelihood will be called ATK Mohun Bagan.

The city’s ambient air quality on Thursday worsened, with air quality index spiking further, putting it closer to the worst possible category of air quality — ‘severe’ (401-500).

A 19-year-old youth on Thursday donated a portion of his liver to save the life of his father. Ranjit Kundu (44), who runs a hardware shop in Basirhat, has been suffering from a serious liver disease for more than three years.

As the clock strikes noon, this small empty courtyard in Entally fills up with eager eyes and empty tummies. The promise of food has been bringing the hungry mouths from the neighbouring slums to this courtyard every afternoon since the beginning of the new year.

The KMC plans to overhaul the century-old New Market, large parts of which have been showing signs of decay over the past few years, to give it a fresh lease of life.

‘Apolitical’ tents were being put up at Park Circus on Thursday evening for the protesters who are agitating against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens for the last nine days. Provisions for bio-toilets and running water will also be made.

A 42-year-old woman, Anima Sarkar, was arrested for allegedly throwing acid on three women, Nitu Biwi, Ajira Biwi and Hosenara Biwi, during an argument.

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) office in Chandai Gram area in Bankura district was set ablaze last night. The party has alleged that Trinamool Congress is behind the incident.

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a citi-zens’ group distributed patisapta among the women at the sit-in at Park Circus Maidan. ​

Five helmetless bikers, including two call centre executives, died in two accidents in west Kolkata on Wednesday.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took in his stride the widespread criticism and sarcasm his “Arjun’s arrows had nuclear powers” comments received and said on Wednesday that he believed in his “history, culture and background of science” and was ready to “join issues with anyone”. ​

A section of students at Calcutta University plans to boycott governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, also the chancellor of the state varsity, during convocation on January 24. ​

Former DGP T P Senkumar’s allegations against SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan at Thiruvananthapuram Press Club on Thursday took a different turn when he lost his cool and misbehaved with a journalist.

After being at loggerheads with the Kerala government over several issues, governor Arif Mohammad Khan has made it clear that he cannot remain as a "rubber stamp". "The state government approached the Supreme Court against the CAA. But I came to know about this only through the media reports. As head of the state, the government should have informed me," said Khan.

Though the main accused in the murder case of policeman Y Wilson were caught by the Tamil Nadu police, Kerala Police, who were assisting them in search operations, have not let their guard down.

Considering the increasing strategic importance of Indian Ocean Region (IOR), where all major powers of the world have established their bases, Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to induct a maritime strike squadron – a fleet of Brahmos equipped Sukhoi-30 MKI – under the Southern Air Command (SAC).

As part of extending Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor to Kochi (via Coimbatore), the state cabinet, on Wednesday, decided to acquire 1,351 acres to set up an integrated manufacturing cluster (IMC) at Palakkad.

City police busted a four-member gang, including two women, who allegedly enticed and robbed men. Police identified the accused as Nazeer (33) and Aslam (25) of Beemapally; Sheeja (35) from Pallithura and Bindu (35) from Rajaji Nagar. Their arrests were recorded at Fort police station on Wednesday.

In a first in the country, the state government will soon introduce career and skill policies to enable the youth and students to develop and take their talents to higher levels and tap job opportunities awaiting them, said labour minister T P Ramakrishnan.

It was only three days ago, the city witnessed the apathy of police officials towards a woman who approached them complaining about moral policing she faced.

If you are confused about the perfect diet plan for you, here’s help.

'Flutter in the Colony' will take readers through the difficulty of the Bengal partition via an engaging story.

After diamonds, heels are definitely a girl’s best friend. Every girl who has worn heels knows the pain they give. These torturous heels are always in fashion and are a staple of every female's wardrobe. They add an edge to a dress and make the whole outfit look out of this world. This doesn't mean that you have to limp around every time you wear heels or get blisters just to looking amazing. If you love wearing heels, follow these tried and tested tips to make them more comfortable:

Women with female friends also overcome workplace sexism and discrimination better. All cheers to women power!

Inspired by Ayurvedic principles, ayurvedic mattresses help in relaxing the mind resulting in a peaceful and healthy sleep. Here’s how they can help you sleep better and relieve stress too.

It was supposed to be just another Bollywood bash, but it turned out to a big birthday bash, thanks to the celeb turnout. Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, who is the man behind Bollywood blockbuster Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat, celebrated his birthday on Thursday and it turned out to quite a party.

Want expert advice for your relationship? Send us your query at expertadvice.toi@gmail.com

When we hear Brontë sisters, we think of Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë, however their sister Anne was as great an author and yet seems forgotten.

The latest thing that is rocking the internet is sex-proof make-up, yes you read that right!

In a new Instagram post, the actress shared a picture of what goes in her daily meal and it is clear to see that Keto diet is the big takeaway which has helped her transform!

There are multiple moments when they end up in overblown reactions on the colour of the poop, spitting, vomiting or not burping. And we can’t really blame them - handling a newborn is tricky.

Fewer than two in every 100 packed lunches eaten by children in primary schools meet nutritional standards.

Since his arrival in the Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli has grown leaps and bounds in his career. He has inspired everyone by his amazing transformation to become one of the fittest athletes in the game. He has highlighted how improving his fitness and mental strength has helped him progress all through these years in his career.

It can be very frustrating to be with a person who is not easy to deal with. Let's look for some help to know them better through the zodiac sign.

Looking for a job is not an easy task. Among the many factors impacting your search, timing too plays an important role.

Danish author Stine Askov talks on her latest book Bjørneklo (Hogweed)and shares some details on her upcoming book.

A new innovation has hit the market in the form of boob sweat powder to tackle hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating.

Despite having the best gyms and following the best possible diets, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to lose weight.

As parents, we all want to praise our kids because we feel it encourages them to do better. But according to a new study, complimenting your kid by calling them smart can actually backfire.

Nine students scored a perfect 100 in the JEE Main examination results declared on Friday night, the HRD ministry said.

Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) has declared the results of the examination conducted for the recruitment to the Junior Lineman, Junior Personnel Officer, Junior Assistant-cum-computer Operator posts on its official website.

The candidates who have appeared for the Mangalore University exams can visit the official website of Mangalore University — mangaloreuniversity.ac.in - to check and download their result.

Candidates, who appeared for the January 2020 JEE Main examination, can check and download their results from the official website - https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Detailed Application Form-II (DAF II) for Civil Services on its official website today i.e. January 17, 2020.

The Punjab School Education Board is conducting Punjab State TET examination on January 19, 2020.

Anant National University is launching a first-of-its-kind Fellowship for Climate Action.

The three-day SD Model United Nations (MUN) 2020 was kicked off today at GGDSD College on Friday. More than 250 delegates from renowned institutions across India and abroad participated.

The directorate of higher education (DHE) has declared awardees for the best state teacher awards for the academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

A supplementary examination of session December 2019 question paper of ‘Padarth Vigyan’ subject of first year of the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) course, which was scheduled to take place on January 16, allegedly got leaked, told the officials of Shri Krishna Ayush University (SKAU), Kurukshetra on Friday.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the tentative calendar of online examination for the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Public Sector Banks (PSBs) on its official website.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the JEE Advanced Mock Test 2020 links on its official website jeeadv.ac.in.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday released the results of Indian Forest Services (Main) examination on its official website.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) on Friday released the admit card for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test - 2020 (JNVST 2020) for admission to class IX on its official website.

Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems.

Indian Institute of Management-Indore and Chinese short-video sharing application TikTok will jointly lead India-wide conversation and dialogue series on responsible leadership and how to make policy work better for people.

Bihar STET admit card now available at bsebstet2019.in

The Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) has released the answer key of the examination conducted for the various instructor recruitment on its official website.

The Australian government committed A$50 million to an emergency wildlife recovery program on Monday, calling the bushfires crisis engulfing the country "an ecological disaster" that threatens several species, including koalas and rock wallabies. Estimates suggest a billion animals, including livestock and domestic pets, have either died or are at risk.

A tortoise, that helped save its species from extinction by having hundreds of children, will soon be released into the wild on his native Espanola Island after officials said the programme — which recruited Diego from San Diego Zoo four decades ago - has been a success. Around 40% of the new tortoises on the island are Diego’s descendents.

Bushfire conditions eased in Australia on Saturday. South Australian fire officials said the situation on Kangaroo Island has stabilised after more than 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres) had burnt in blazes.

Data released by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) showed that worldwide temperatures in 2019 were second only to 2016, in which temperatures were boosted 0.12 degrees Celsius by an exceptionally strong El Nino natural weather event. Last year was Europe's hottest ever.

The annual river ice cover will decline by about six days for every one degree Celsius increase in global temperatures, posing economic and environmental consequences, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Nature, is the first to look at the future of river ice on a global scale.

with a record average high temperature after a year of extremes ranging from a sweltering summer and rampant wildfires. The turmoil is part of a rapid warming pattern in which Alaska - at the leading edge of climate change due to its proximity to the Arctic - is heating at twice the rate of the planet as a whole, researchers say.

Australia's most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Around 2,000 firefighters were battling the blazes, half of which remain uncontrolled, with the support of U.S. and Canadian backup teams and personnel from the Australian Defence Force.

LED lights along the top of floating gillnets cut accidental 'bycatch' of sea turtles by more than 70 per cent, and that of small cetaceans (including dolphins and porpoises) by more than 66 per cent.

Variables in the text around unfulfilled past commitments of historical polluters (rich nations), unwillingness of countries (China, India, Brazil, Japan, Australia and others) towards raising their climate action targets by next year and uncertainties about carrying over (transition clause and cut-off year) carbon credits earned by countries like India, Australia, Brazil and others in pre-2020 period to post-2020 phase were key points of discontentment in the text.

It is learnt that the BASIC joint statement, saying "the progress on the pre-2020 agenda will be the benchmark of success for this COP", sounded an alarm bell in the EU camp which has been resisting linking of Kyoto Protocol pledges (pre-2020) with the progress on Paris Agreement (post-2020) actions.

The Paris agreement was adopted by 195 parties at the UN climate conference "COP 21" held in the French capital in 2015 with an aim to reduce the hazardous greenhouse gas emissions. Nineteen members of the G20, except the US, have voiced their commitment to the full implementation of the deal.

The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively

Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.

A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.

iOS 10 reached 14.45% of eligible devices in the first 24 hours of its release. In comparison, iOS 9 was on 12.60% of eligible device within 24 hours of it being released for all users.

Fitness tracking wearables maker Fitbit recently launched its Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers in India. While the Flex 2 is priced at Rs 9,499, the more expensive Charge 2 bears a price tag of Rs 14,999. The new Fitbit Charge 2 has a heart-rate monitor, a feature previously limited to the 'HR' edition of the Charge only. It comes with a touch-sensitive OLED display, as well as a 3-axis accelerometer, an altimeter and a vibration motor. Fitbit Charge 2 syncs with its companion smartphone app over Bluetooth.

All those Apple fans out there in India waiting desperately to lay there hands on the next iPhones -- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- can now pre-order the new smartphones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a man of few words. In an interview to Washington Post, the usually reticent CEO of one of the world's most valuable company talked about a number of things including the 'enormous India opportunity', Steve Jobs, mistakes made during his tenure so far and much more.

​Reliance Communications and Aircel will hold 50% stake each in the new combined entity, which will be listed later. Both companies will also transfer debt of Rs 14,000 crore each. As for the net worth of the new company, it’ll be around Rs 35,000 crore.​

Although a significant increase, Android Marshmallow still lies below Android Lollipop, and Kitkat on the list. As per the latest distribution numbers, Android Lollipop 5.0 and v5.1 together run on 35% Android devices, followed by Android Kitkat 4.4 with a 27.7% share.

To download watchOS 3, users are recommended to install the latest iOS version and keep the Apple Watch’s minimum charge of up to 50%.

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp today opposed in Delhi High Court a plea alleging that privacy of its users has been threatened by a new privacy policy announced by Facebook, saying regulations were in place and the latter does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption.

The feature lets users browse through groups divided into 25 categories such as parenting, sports, food, buy & sell and more. Each topic page highlights the top suggested groups, based on popularity and group members that users might already know.

Lenovo-owned Motorola is all set to launch its latest budget smartphone – Moto E3 Power, in India. The company has confirmed on its social channels that it will be launching the Moto E3 Power at an event scheduled for September 19. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipakrt.

Financial technology startup Finomena lets you buy high-end products and devices through EMIs without a credit score.

Apple's latest mobile operating system -- iOS 10 -- is rolling our to users globally starting today.

Telecom operator Reliance Communications today posted 5.8% rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 54 crore for the three-month period ended June 30.

Several user reports and news websites mentioned that after the installation process the handset showed an error prompting users to plug it to iTunes on a PC. On connecting, another error cropped up which read, “There is a problem with the iPhone 'iPhone' that requires it to be updated or restored.”

Apple has announced that it will be adding the ability to capture RAW images to iPhones, starting with iOS 10. While the stock iOS camera app doesn’t have the functionality to capture RAW images, iPhone users can use Adobe’s Lightroom app for the same.

Videocon Mobiles has launched its latest 4G smartphone, Cube 3 (V50JL) in India. Priced at Rs 8,490, the smartphone will available across all retail stores.

Confused between winter or summer wear? Kriti Kharbanda's sheer sweater and shorts is the answer

Bigg Boss 10 contestant Lopamudra Raut sizzles in a bikini on Goa vacay. See pics

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan takes daughter Aaradhya on an after-school lunch date. See pics

Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi's daughter Saira is daddy's girl. These pics are proof

Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan make a rockstar entry on bike at Love Aaj Kal trailer launch

Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan fail to impress fashion police at Love Aaj Kal trailer launch

Ananya Panday in a mini dress reminds us of the beach but not in a good way. See pics

Katrina Kaif in pastel yellow backless mini dress does the party look right. See pics

Janhvi Kapoor pairs ethnic ensemble with jhumkis and pink juttis. See pics

Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif attend Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar's birthday bash. See pics

Jeff Bezos meets Bollywood: Vidya Balan and Kamal Haasan attend a starry event. See pics

Javed Akhtar celebrates 75th birthday with retro theme party. See all pics

Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2 to Kartik Purnima: Here are ten upcoming shows of 2020 to look forward to

Janhvi Kapoor in crop top and shorts slays post-workout look outside gym in Mumbai. See pics

Priyanka Chopra in blue pantsuit makes a powerful sartorial statement at Mumbai airport

Honda Activa 6G: Better features, more comfort, good old trust

Malaika Arora in sports bra and mini shorts adds co-ord fashion to sexy gym look. See pics

Kartik Aaryan visits temple with parents on mother's birthday. See pics

Sidharth Malhotra turns 35: Shershaah actor celebrates birthday with Karan Johar and Kiara Advani

Jallikattu festival 2020: In photos

Kriti Sanon stuns in classic winterwear on the cover of Harper's Bazaar India. See pics

Taapsee Pannu amps up casual attire with chunky jewellery and turquoise blue chappals on day out

Malaika Arora in bralette and shorts takes fitness fashion a notch higher. See pics

Janhvi Kapoor adds boho vibe to gym look in T-shirt and shorts. See pics

Jawaani Jaaneman: Saif Ali Khan and Alaya F have a blast at Ole Ole song launch

Nirbhaya's mother should forgive convicts: SC lawyer Indira Jaising sparks row

NIA files case against suspended J&K DSP Davinder Singh

Politics over delay in Nirbhaya's rapists, BJP and AAP trade charges

Is Owaisi pleading for help after Amit Shah became home minister?

Is Delhi's water fit for drinking? Watch India Today's Operation Paani to find out

Bigg Boss 13: Karan Singh Grover and Vindu Dara Singh to enter the house

Hina Khan opens up on her struggling days

BJP announces names of 57 candidates for Delhi assembly polls

Apurva and Anmol Jyotir enter Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai as grown-up Luv-Kush

Nirbhaya case: Fresh death warrants issued, all 4 convicts to be hanged on February 1

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Nirbhaya's mother denies rumors of joining Congress, says she just wants justice for her daughter

Countries should stop lecturing India on CAA, NRC and Kashmir: Hungarian foreign minister

Day after bail, Chandrashekhar Azad visits Jama Masjid

Sena takes dig at BJP over Indira Gandhi row, arrested DSP's J&K police medal forfeited; more

Nirbhaya's mother breaks down over AAP-BJP blame game

CDS Rawat's de-radicalisation remark sparks row, Piyush Goyal takes aim at Jeff Jeff Bezos; more

100 senators sworn in for Donald Trump's impeachment trial

Watch: Isro's GSAT-30 satellite launched successfully from French Guiana

11 US troops injured in Iran's attack on Iraqi air base

Kerala Tourism's tweet on beef dish sparks row

Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi's silence over Davinder Singh's terror nexus

It's my right to advise state govt: Kerala Governor on questioning govt's move to approach SC on CAA

Image of the day: Army men rescue colleague who was trapped under snow

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NASA scientists have mapped the global wind circulation patterns in the upper atmosphere of Mars- 120 to 300 kilometers above the Red Planet's surface. The researchers reprogrammed probes aboard NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft to collect wind measurements on the Red Planet.

A payload on board Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, circling the Moon’s orbit at 100km, has measured solar flares between September 30 and October 1, which will help scientists better understand various processes on the Sun. Currently, the solar cycle is heading towards minima and the Sun has been extremely quiet for the past few months. Therefore, XSM could observe a series of small flares.

Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect. The researchers at MIT and Novo Nordisk, have designed a new drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover has found the highest amounts of clay minerals ever found during its mission on the red planet, the US space agency said. It is likely that the rocks in the area formed as layers of mud in ancient lakes. Other than proof that there was a significant amount of water once in Gale Crater, what these findings mean is still up for debate.

Strength training over a short time period may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people, a study has found.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US found that depression scores were 26 per cent lower for walnut consumers and eight per cent lower for consumers of other nuts, compared to those who did not eat nuts at all. Walnut consumption was more closely associated with higher energy levels and better concentration, compared to other nuts, a study said.

The repeating FRB was one of a total of 13 bursts detected over a period of just three weeks during the summer of 2018. Additional bursts from the repeating FRB were detected in following weeks. Of more than 60 FRBs observed to date, repeating bursts from a single source had been found only once before. Scientists have now detected the second repeating FRB ever recorded.

Mars is a planet of two halves. In places, the northern hemisphere of the planet sits a full few kilometres lower than the southern; this clear topographic split is known as the martian dichotomy, and is an especially distinctive feature on the Red Planet's surface.

According to researchers from University at Buffalo in the US, 3D-printers leave unique 'fingerprints' on its products, which can be identified by their "PrinTracker". Like a common inkjet printer, 3D printers move back-and-forth while "printing" an object.

Xin Haibo, senior engineer with the Beijing Institute of Gardening Science and a member of the research team, said establishing the plant's genetic mechanism is valuable for breeding and editing the genomes of other co-ordinal plants.

The causative agent of tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a highly successful pathogen which can survive and grow in humans for decades. Researchers have identified a novel regulatory mechanism, which when deactivated, results in the death of tuberculosis pathogen, an advance that could pave the way for new drugs to prevent the disease.

Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables our teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime despite biting forces, exposure to acidic foods and drinks and extreme temperatures.

Over the years, several theories have been proposed to explain the reduction in the amount of blood the heart can pump; this was even of interest to the scientists involved in the first summit of Mount Everest in the 1950's.

The discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US, could be used to improve sensors, devices in the computer memory and logic industry, or other devices using magnetic materials.

Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US found that the compound could slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's.

Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.

The water appears to be present day and night, though it's not necessarily easily accessible, said Nasa in a statement.

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(TrendHunter.com) Reebok introduced its ZigTech technology in 2010 and in 2020, the brand is launching a brand-new silhouette called Zig Kinetica that is powered by energy return technology. The sneaker's...

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- Nell Minow

An unfaithful wife is murdered -- or maybe not. A successful writer commits suicide -- or maybe not. Nothing is certain here, not even the central character's name. The narrator who opens the film just says, "Let's call him Henry." A mysterious manuscript may hold clues in the markings in pen on some of its pages. Perhaps the text itself has some clues the author did not realize. A man who hires a private detective to find a missing person is himself is followed by a stranger with a limp. A trial reveals a secret affair as a possible motive for murder. 

"Intrigo: Death of an Author" is the first of three twisty thrillers based on a collection of stories by Scandinavian mystery author Håkan Nesser, all directed by Daniel Alfredson (“The Girl Who Played with Fire,” “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest”). With stories of mysteries nesting inside each other, their parallels and connections only gradually revealed, and one big question never answered, it might suggest a noir-ish setting, inky, rain-soaked streets illuminated by dim, flickering street lights. But this story is brightly lit, with pristine, screen-saver-perfect scenes on a remote Greek Island and in the Swiss Alps. Even scenes in what could be a dank, musty library are warmly inviting and when the main character has a temporary assignment in a new city, his sublet is the stylish apartment of an architect. Instead of a film noir setting with exteriors giving us a visual depiction of dark secrets and betrayals, this one shows us that even the clearest sunlight may not reveal everything we want to know.  

After a brief opening image of what may be someone drowning, a heavy object chained to his leg, we see a man with a backpack (Benno Fürmann) walking along the rocky shore of a Greek island toward the only structure, a beautiful, airy home. An unseen female narrator describes the inherent human duality between civilization and the "parts of our brain that belong to our reptile ancestors. Although we convinced ourselves that hate, revenge, and nemesis belong to the past, our ancient ancestors' blood still runs in our veins whether we like it or not." 

He introduces himself as Henry to the occupant of the house, a successful novelist named Alex Henderson (Ben Kingsley), who genially says he likes being in a lighthouse where he can guide people but "if they get too close, I turn the light off." He agrees to let "Henry" read aloud from his draft novel about a married couple named David and Eva who are on vacation in the Alps when she tells him that she is leaving him for another man, and is pregnant with her lover's child. 

As "Henry" reads, we see the story unfold, with Fürmann playing David as well. Alex quickly realizes that it is a true story and that "Henry" is in fact David. As the story continues, David decides to murder Eva (Tuva Novotny) by disabling her car's brakes. Alex gets interested, even excited, when David begins to suspect that Eva is not dead after all, and has found a new life somewhere else. "Did it fill you with angst or relief?" Alex asks. 

A new assignment gives David a chance to see if he can track Eva down. David is not a novelist but a translator. He has already translated two books by a popular Scandinavian author named Rein, who has recently committed suicide by drowning but whose body, like Eva's, has never been found. He left behind just one copy of a posthumous manuscript, and David agrees to translate it if the publisher will let him do it in Rein's home town, which is where he thinks he will find Eva. Some unusual markings in the manuscript appear to be clues Rein wanted someone to find. David thinks they may reveal secrets about Rein's death. He hires a detective to find Eva and pieces together the clues in the book to solve that mystery himself. The process of translation, which he does one chapter at a time, never reading ahead, is itself a kind of decoding. 

And yet the clear, strong light we see in nearly every scene is in sharp contrast to the curiously muted energy of the characters. A narrator describes feelings of anguish and obsession, but we see little of that reflected in their expressions or voices. David's publisher quotes a newspaper article about Rein: "What do we actually know about our next of kin and their deepest motives?" This film tells us that the gulf between what we want to know and what we can know may never be illuminated. 

- Odie Henderson

You would have to be a darn fool to believe that Sony thought it had a good movie in “Bad Boys For Life.” It’s being released smack dab in the middle of the cinematic wasteland that is January, the month where bad movies go to die with little fanfare, never to be heard from again. Hell, even that Fresh Pigeon of Bel-Air cartoon, “Spies in Disguise,” got released during Oscar season. Certainly you’d expect a little more release-date love for the third entry of a hit franchise that stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as reckless cops armed with comedic banter and oodles of collateral damage. After all, its predecessors were released in April and July, respectively, and were both directed by Michael Bay. Bay’s conspicuous absence added to my suspicions that there was little studio faith in this feature.

Surprisingly, “Bad Boys For Life” is nowhere near as bad as its opening day schedule would indicate. It is the best of the three films, offering in some odd ways a corrective to the prior installments. Unlike the original, this one finds some depth in its female characters; unlike the second, it’s not an exceptionally vile mishmash of “Freebie and the Bean” and “Scarface” whose running time felt approximately 600 hours long. This time, Detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowery (Will Smith) are more mindful of how much collateral damage they do, even if the latter must be constantly reminded to temper his carnage. I didn’t buy this “kinder, gentler Bad Boys” shtick for one minute, but that doesn’t mean I was bored. When the climax starts laying telenovela-level melodrama atop the explosions and gunplay while openly cannibalizing ideas from “Gemini Man,” I had to admire the audacity of those choices.

The film opens with that speeding Porsche sequence from the trailer, with Mike and Marcus employing their usual disregard for innocents while engaging in what looks like the pursuit of the latest Miami criminal. Turns out all the stunts are in service to getting Marcus to the hospital for the birth of his granddaughter. Now a grandfather—or a “Pop-Pop” as he calls himself—Marcus re-uates his law enforcement career. Unlike his hothead partner, he has a wife and family and wants to spend more time with them rather than the hundreds of criminals he’s been shooting. In the words of a far better buddy cop picture, Marcus realizes he’s “getting too old for this shit.” Mike tries to change his mind.

Meanwhile, something is brewing in Mexico, and I literally mean “brewing.” A self-proclaimed bruja named Isabel Aretas (Kate del Castillo) executes a gruesome, “Silence of the Lambs”-style prison breakout, reuniting with her son Armando (Jacob Scipio). It’s all part of a plan to murder the people who put Isabel in prison and her husband in the grave. One of those unlucky folks is Det. Lowery, whom Isabel commands her son to kill last “so he can suffer.” Castillo plays her role with maximum toughness, so much so that I wish she’d just gone after her enemies herself, but that whole witch character trait had me worried that “Bad Boys for Life” was going to embarrassingly do for brujería what Steven Seagal’s “Marked for Death” did for voodoo.

Armando executes his mother’s wishes and enemies while clad in motorcycle gear straight out of “Gemini Man.” He violates her order of operations, however, going after Mike first. The sequences following this attack attempt to imbue the film with some real emotional stakes, and credit must be given to Lawrence for reminding us that he can convincingly navigate dramatic scenes. Screenwriters Chris Bremner, Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan use this plot development to sneakily insert a reason for the aforementioned minimization of collateral damage in the action scenes, though rest assured, there’s still enough violence for a rather hard-R rating.

Followers of the series will find a few Easter eggs hidden throughout. My audience laughed heartily at one that, unfortunately, reminded me of one of the worst scenes in “Bad Boys II.” Despite the 25-year span between this film and the original, several cast members also return. In addition to Smith and Lawrence, the always-welcome Joe Pantoliano is back as Captain Howard, the screaming police chief whose agita is exacerbated by the recklessness of his best cops. He’s very funny, as is Lawrence, who finds some fresh notes in the screen persona he’s been playing since he debuted in “House Party.”

Lest I forget that, like so many other recent action movies featuring older stars, this movie gives us a crew of new-fangled youths whose knowledge of computers bumps heads with the more hands-on approach of their elders. Here, it’s AMMO, a new unit run by Mike’s old flame Rita (Paola Nuñez) and featuring Vanessa Hudgens from “High School Musical” and “Spring Breakers.” Their use of drones and hacking is mocked by the old school police officers, so it’s only a matter of time before AMMO is forced to use actual ammo to get their jobs done. While AMMO prepares for battle, Rita and Mike generate some believable rom-com sparks.

Perhaps the only surprise in “Bad Boys For Life” is its desire to embroil us in an emotional stake for Mike and Marcus. Not in the superficial, buddy-buddy, bromantic way you’d expect, but in a sincerely earnest way that is kind of off-putting when you remember how Bay’s films avoided any semblance of warmth. Dare I say that directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah steal a page from the “old man’s lament” playbook that buoyed "Pain and Glory" and “The Irishman,” and that Smith and Lawrence do their best to try and pull it off. I had a “too much, too little, too late” reaction to these attempts to fully humanize Mike and Marcus, but your mileage may vary here. If nothing else, I appreciated the attempt.

What I didn’t appreciate was the ridiculous, Marvel-style post-credits sequence that sets up a potential “Bad Boys 4: The Return of Thanos” or something like that. What about all that talk of “one last time” between Mike and Marcus? We didn’t need this time, let alone the next. But I digress. While I’m marginally not recommending this one, I’ll let you in on a little secret: If this were on cable at 3am, I’d watch the hell out of it.

- Brian Tallerico

It only makes sense that FOX’s hit “9-1-1” would produce a spin-off. After all, a world in which three shows that start with the word “Chicago” (“Fire,” “Med,” “P.D.”) can become one of the most high-rated blocks of TV, why not try to repeat the success of an incredibly easy-to-replicate formula? If you’re unfamiliar, “9-1-1” is an old-fashioned medical/cop drama structure with a modern sheen thanks to the producing team of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, the hardest working guys in TV. Crazy calls to the emergency number that you learn in elementary school are intercut with soapy details about the personal lives of the men and women who answer those calls. Sometimes the calls result in tragedy and anchor an episode, but they’re often just connective tissue between what is more of a soap opera than other shows like this. The Murphy/Falchuk brand is one of high emotion, and that fits with the backdrop stories of people in enough danger to call for help. So why not spin it off?

Welcome to “9-1-1: Lone Star,” a show with basically the same exact structure but new characters and a new location. The almost disturbingly youthful Rob Lowe stars as Owen Strand, a New York firefighter who rebuilt his firehouse after the tragedy of 9/11. In the premiere, we learn that Strand has cancer, likely because of what he experienced on that horrible day. Yes, before the first commercial break, the team behind “9-1-1: Lone Star” have plucked the chords of 9/11 and cancer. There’s something almost impressively brazen about the way these shows use melodrama, embracing it like old-fashioned soap opera writers. This isn't just a drama, this is high melodrama. And did I mention that Strand has a son (Ronen Rubinstein) who tries to kill himself after his boyfriend not only rejects his marriage proposal but reveals he’s been cheating on him?

T.K. and Owen end up taking their impressive baggage to Austin when a horrible tragedy kills the majority of a firehouse there. Given what Strand accomplished after 9/11, he knows how to rebuild a community reeling from grief. It also allows T.K. and Owen to be the fish out of water in Texas, the northerners who bring their fancy coffee machines and hair care routines to a land of simple men who drink coffee black and wear cowboy hats (although the writers choose Austin, allowing for some progressive and “hipster” scenery that makes the potential city-vs-country dynamic softer). They’re not the only ones pushing the boundaries in a historically conservative state. Natacha Karam plays a Muslim risk-taker who comes from Miami to the Lone Star State; Brian Michael Smith plays a trans firefighter who is quickly accepted by Strand in a move that feels pretty progressive for a show like this one. Finally, Jim Parrack offers at least a bit of Texan flavor as the surviving member of the original house while Liv Tyler plays the most interesting character so far, a local EMS worker who is obsessed with finding her missing sister.

Missing sisters, hidden cancer diagnoses, PTSD, a suicide attempt—if this sounds like a lot for a two-night premiere, that’s kind of the point. The “9-1-1” shows almost pummel you into enjoying them. They rarely slow down, throwing a baby into a tree and nearly killing a man with a ghost pepper in between all of this character melodrama. Is it great TV? Maybe not, but it’s sure easy to watch, a quick hour to distract you from your problems mostly through sheer adrenaline. It’s hard to believe anyone who likes the original iteration won’t take to this one. Lowe and Tyler are more than charming enough and the supporting cast is strong too, but they’re really just cogs in the grand machine of escapist television. It’s kind of ironic that the show starts with an arc about people replacing other emergency workers because everything here feels so disposable in terms of character. Just plug in a few familiar faces and hit execute on the formula. It’s hard to believe “9-1-1: Lone Star” will be the end of this franchise. I’m already prepping for “9-1-1: Windy City.”

Two episodes screened for review.

- Sheila O'Malley

It's hard to know what, exactly, went wrong here. The concept is fine, even the adaptation is fine: eccentric doctor who can talk to animals goes on a series of madcap adventures! Sure! Nothing wrong with that! Hugh Lofting's popular children's book series, published in regular intervals during the 1920s and '30s (with a couple of books of previously uncollected stories appearing posthumously), has been adapted many times before, for film, for television, animated, live action, etc. The "property" has been its own little franchise for a century now. But "Dolittle," with Robert Downey Jr. in the eponymous role, is a wild whirlwind of a mess, without any coherence, without even a guiding principle. Maybe the problem is that director Stephen Gaghan is known mostly for "Syriana," as well as writing the screenplay for "Traffic," and so he would not be the most obvious choice to helm a light-hearted mischievous romp—like "Dolittle" is so clearly meant to be.

At the start, Dolittle is holed up in his mansion, unable to recover from the death of his wife, lost at sea during one of her expeditions to the remote corners of the world. (This is shown via animated prologue, with voiceover by Emma Thompson, who plays Polynesia the parrot.) Now a hermit, with long straggly beard, Dolittle spends his days hiding from the world, chattering away with his animal friends, a duck, a polar bear, a gorilla, an ostrich, etc. (voiced by Kumail Nanjiani, Rami Malek, Selena Gomez, Octavia Spencer, Craig Robinson). His exile is interrupted by two visitors who show up on the same day (in a sloppily handled coincidence): Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett) bears a wounded squirrel to Dolittle's door, and Lady Rose (Carmel Laniado) summons Dolittle to the Palace to help save the ailing Queen Victoria. If Dolittle doesn't help the Queen, then the land on which his manor sits will be taken away from him, and his menagerie dispersed right in the middle of hunting season. After examining the Queen (Jessie Buckley), Dolittle suspects she is being poisoned by her sinister ministers (Jim Broadbent, Michael Sheen). The only antidote is in the blossoms off the Eden Tree, found on only one island, so he and his merry band of mammals sail off into the ocean to retrieve it, hopefully in time to save the Queen. The ship stops off at an island known to be inhabited by bandits, led by Antonio Banderas, who also has a vendetta against Dolittle. The plot thickens. And thickens again.

Certain scenes are so confusingly shot, and put together so haphazardly, that watching it is, at times, like floating in a sensory-deprivation chamber, where up is down, or down is over there, and voices come at you in disorienting surround-sound. "Dolittle" feels like someone tossed a bunch of random scenes into the air, let them fall onto the ground, and then tried to connect up the fragments through weirdly looped dialogue that seems to be emanating from a recording studio halfway across town. It's not clear which animal is speaking when, and it's also not clear where any given voice is coming from. Every voice, including Downey Jr.'s, has this strange disembodied quality, like there's a small space around it, each voice in a little separate pod. Since the majority of the film is group scenes, with a lot of chattering dialogue coming from many different sources, this results in a feeling of almost total dissociation. The animals are mostly computer-generated, too, which adds to the feeling of unreality.

The 1967 musical version, starring Rex Harrison, was a legendary flop, so much so it's now seen as one of the death knells of the long overdue collapse of Hollywood's bloated studio system. Watching it now is a surreal experience. All you can see is all that money just pouring down the drain. In 1998 and 2001, respectively, Eddie Murphy starred in two versions, and they were goofy and sometimes gross and kind of sweet, too. Just what the doctor ordered. "Dolittle" doesn't manage to hit any of those easily-hittable marks, although it tries. Michael Sheen is legitimately funny in his impotent blustering villainy, and the squirrel with the soul of a paranoid SEAL commando is also funny. A "bit" with an observant squid had potential.

"Dolittle"'s post-production was troubled and turbulent, with other directors brought in to do last-minute surgery (if you believe the reports), and three weeks' worth of re-shoots. That speaks to pretty severe problems. The release date was pushed back for months (usually an ominous sign). None of this would matter, though, if the confusion didn't show so clearly on the screen.

- Simon Abrams

I can see why some animation fans revere writer/director Makoto Shinkai (“5 Centimeters Per Second,” “Garden of Words”) as the next big thing in Japanese animation. Shinkai’s 2016 body-swap fantasy “Your Name” was understandably his big international breakthrough: a cheery, engrossing, and, best of all, representative work that shows his knack for drawing viewers into the emotional life of his teenage protagonists. “Weathering With You,” Shinkai’s latest animated romantic-fantasy to be released in America, has the same spark of ingenuity and consistency of vision as his earlier work. Which is especially impressive, given that “Weathering With You” feels much bigger conceptually—two poor, but optimistic runaways fall in love while trying to stop a monsoon-like rainstorm in Tokyo using her supernatural, cloud-dispelling “sun girl” energy—than it does on a narrative level.

I didn’t care much about how plucky high school dropout Hodaka (Kotaro Daigo) and his mysterious love interest Hina (Nana Mori) ultimately get together, but I enjoyed following them while they figured things out for themselves. You might also want to follow Shinkai and his animators given how vivid their conception of Hodaka and Hina’s lonely, but romantic world is. Shinkai’s brand of peppy magical realism is attractive, and “Weathering With You” is a perfect entry point for animation fans who are still looking for the next big Pixar or Hayao Miyazaki.

Hodaka and Hina’s richly detailed environment is also probably the thing you’ll remember most about “Weathering With You,” a compelling fantasy with a generic conclusion. Most of movie’s story is told from Hodaka’s point-of-view, which gives Shinkai’s latest a familiar trajectory: boy flees from home without a plan, quickly runs out of money, looks for shelter, makes new friends, evades the cops (and child protection services), and falls in love. Still, it’s refreshing to see Hodaka’s world isn’t just a reflection of his mood: the overcast sky and constant rain that overwhelm Shinkai’s Tokyo also reflects a world over-run by blank-faced adults who mark time before they’re allowed to go home and avoid the outside world.

Hodaka has to do some work on himself and his self-image in order to overcome the city’s general indifference. Falling in love and supporting Hina is part of that journey, though it’s not the most important part until midway through the film. Before then: Hodaka’s relationships are defined by how little money and therefore status he has. Even Keisuke Suga (Shun Oguri), a penny-pinching clickbait journalist and the first friend that Hodaka makes in Tokyo, immediately exploits Hodaka’s kindness: Keisuke shamelessly accepts a full meal from Hodaka after he saves Hodaka from falling overboard (they’re both traveling to Tokyo on a ferry). Hodaka also makes far less pay than he deserves after he goes to work for Keisuke’s tabloid-style website, though Keisuke at least offers him food and shelter.

Hodaka has to sell out a little at this early stage in his adult life, but he doesn’t have to like it. He mostly does, though, and it’s to Shinkai’s credit that we can see why. Hodaka’s constant fears—of being arrested for vagrancy or too broke to support himself—are gently (but constantly) undercut by the re-assuring sounds of subway trains softly passing over elevated tracks, commuters splashing through slow-rippling puddles, and even a paper coffee cup as it’s gently set down on a McDonald's counter. This is Hodaka’s new home, and it’s generally more reassuring than it is alienating.

Hodaka’s love for Tokyo predictably only grows once he finds Hina, though it’s a little annoying to see them meet-cute outside of an unsavory nightclub that he naturally tries to save her from working at. Hina soon shows Hodaka that she can take care of herself and then some. It’s also annoying to see her primarily used as a mirror to reflect his anxieties and hopes for the future. Hina has the supernatural ability to temporarily stop a Biblical rain from sinking Tokyo, if only for a couple of hours. But somehow, she’s his foil? That aspect of “Weathering With You” is disappointing; Shinkai also doesn’t seem to care that Hodaka is basically using Hina’s powers for financial gain in the same way that Keisuke takes advantage of his eagerness to please.

But again, Shinkai and his collaborators’ ability to accentuate the positive is what makes “Weathering With You” mostly satisfying. His characteristically graceful use of computer-generated graphics to give already beautiful images more contouring and depth of field is one of many ways that he draws viewers into Hodaka’s world. It’s to Shinkai’s great credit that Hodaka’s story seems real enough while you’re experiencing it with him. “Weathering With You” may not surpass “Your Name,” but it is an exciting confirmation of Shinkai’s storytelling gifts. 

- Christy Lemire

“A Fall From Grace” is Tyler Perry’s first movie for Netflix, which might suggest a certain amount of polish that’s typically lacking from his prolific filmography. But while the performances are stronger and the narrative is more coherent than you’d see in a “Madea” movie, for example, Perry’s latest still features many of the auteur’s trademarks: dizzying tonal swings, awkward blocking, drab lighting, jarring edits and a mixture of the salacious and the puritanical.

In short, it’s nuts. And while it’s available to watch at home through streaming, it’s the kind of movie that’ll be way more enjoyable with an audience because there are so many opportunities to scream at the screen, especially as the movie reaches its twisty, increasingly insane climax.

This is what you want from Perry, though, as writer, director, producer and co-star. “A Fall From Grace”—which the filmmaker reportedly shot in just five days at his Atlanta studio—revisits some of his preferred, melodramatic themes. A law-abiding, God-fearing woman is wronged, and she summons the strength to make things right. The perpetrator is a handsome man who, inevitably, will end up shirtless. Everything will wrap up way too quickly (even though “A Fall From Grace” is all of two hours long) and you will have some questions afterward, such as: How did that character get out of those handcuffs?

But first, the movie begins abruptly with a literal fall. A distraught, elderly woman plunges to her death from a rooftop, with negotiators and police unable to stop her. One of those officers, Jordan (Matthew Law), is married to Jasmine (Bresha Webb, who also appeared in Perry’s “Acrimony”), a young public defender who’s about to take on a challenging case of her own. A woman named Grace (Crystal Fox) has been charged with murdering her husband—and she’s confessed to the crime. All she has to do is plead guilty, according to Jasmine’s gruff and callous boss (Perry, proving again as he did in “Gone Girl” that he can do solid work as a serious actor).

It’s not that easy, though. The deeper Jasmine digs into the facts of the case with Grace, the more questions she has about what really happened. Perry flashes back and forth between these jailhouse interviews and the whirlwind romance the divorced, middle-aged Grace enjoyed with the hunky, much younger and now-deceased Shannon (Mehcad Brooks). The two met when Grace attended a gallery exhibit of Shannon’s photographs at the urging of her best friend, Sarah (Phylicia Rashad). He’s gorgeous, charming, attentive, too good to be true—and anyone paying even the slightest bit of attention themselves will be able to figure out the broad strokes of where this is going pretty quickly.

Fox is a veteran actress who’s never played a leading role, and kudos to Perry for giving her the chance. (She currently has a supporting part in the Perry-produced soap “The Haves and the Have Nots,” and she was chilling as Zoe Kravitz’s mother on “Big Little Lies.”) Fox brings warmth and grace—no pun intended—to the role, and a naturalism and vulnerability despite the increasingly extreme circumstances her character endures. And her initial interactions with Rashad, another veteran actress who’s overqualified for this material, are quite lovely and real. Along those lines, the legend Cicely Tyson has a brief but pivotal role as a mysterious tenant in Sarah’s building, and while there’s not nearly enough of her, let’s just say she leaves an impression (and inspired some of the most vocal audience reactions during a recent screening).

But what initially seems like a rather straightforward, low-budget cautionary tale about the perils of trusting a seductive stranger eventually becomes a wild story that tries to encompass broader economic dangers, and the film’s reach exceeds its grasp. The underlying theme is more complicated than the treatment it gets here. And yet, Perry still insists on giving the people what they want—thankfully. The shift from substantive social drama to violent and volatile thriller is a shocking one, but it also makes “A Fall From Grace” a whole lot more enjoyable. See it with friends who have a sense of humor.

- Tomris Laffly

If Wes Anderson were to mesh “Bad News Bears” with a live-action “Monsters University,” the result would look and feel something like “Troop Zero,” a whimsical, if not generic kiddie adventure more suited for young ones than grown-ups. Led by McKenna Grace—the remarkable young actor of “I, Tonya” and “Gifted” and directed by a female duo named Bert & Bertie, it’s a syrupy escapade of misfits set in a quaint Georgia town in 1977. Pleasant enough but never quite as emotionally gripping as a coming-of-age story about acceptance can be, “Troop Zero” scores a handful of memorable moments when it lets its freak flag fly; exactly the kind of attitude it encourages in its central children (or among young audience members) who struggle to fit in.

Chief of those kids here is the fancifully named, disarmingly sweet nine-year-old Christmas Flint (Grace), a starry-eyed, messy-haired girl obsessed with the outer space and bullied by cooler packs that cruelly call her a bed-wetter. An avid reader of astronomy books she borrows from the local library, Christmas clutches on to her flashlight (her most valuable possession she’s inherited from her deceased mother) nightly and signals to the sky, hoping to communicate with extraterrestrial life some day. (Sure, “the recluse kid vs. aliens she’d like to befriend” is a touch “E.T.,” or a touch on-the-nose as a metaphor, but go along with it.) With her neighbor and closest (or perhaps, only) friend Joseph (Charlie Shotwell), another outcast frequently picked on by the meanies who ridicule his showy mannerisms, Christmas spends her days looking up to her down-on-his-luck lawyer dad’s work associate Rayleen (Viola Davis, infusing the film with a level of maturity) almost as a motherly figure, dreaming of a future where she’ll get to connect with creatures from afar.

Opportunity comes knocking one day with NASA’s Voyager Golden Records initiative, phonographs launched into the space in ’77 with sound and imagery contributions from a diverse group of regular earth-bound folk. With a spring in her step, Christmas decides to enter a contest to become one of the voices on it. The only trouble is: she is not a part of the Birdie Scouts, where the space program would hand-pick candidates from. So she does what every determined person her age would do and starts her own scouting crew. The members she manages to gather around prove to be very much like her and Joseph; outsiders who unite around a common purpose, with Rayleen unwittingly piloting the tribe to earn the necessary merit badges and claim legitimacy.

Beasts of the Southern Wild” writer Lucy Alibar’s script moves along rather predictably, with seasoned scouts on the other side of the aisle putting our little dreamers through hell and each group engaging in vibrant tasks, facing one another off through a series of lively montages. (One nod to “Reservoir Dogs” especially earns our giggles despite being overused in cinema.) Meanwhile Rayleen seems to have her own bone to pick with the opponent team’s haughty leader Miss Massey (Allison Janney)—it’s an entertaining rivalry that begs to be further developed.

In the end though, this is the kids' show and they do put one on, however exceedingly quirky it might be. And you can’t help but root for them, even when you well know the lessons they’ll be taught by the end (e.g. what counts is team spirit and friendship, not winning) and the tidy bow that will eventually be tied around this cutesy (and elaborately-costumed) film. But don’t be surprised if the “Little Miss Sunshine”-esque finale of “Troop Zero” gets you unexpectedly choked up with the most appropriate David Bowie needle-drop imaginable (take a wild guess), as the kids accidentally form a sense of solidarity in real time, their earthly oddities be damned.

- Brian Tallerico

The Wave” feels like an anachronism. In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, there were waves of movies about obnoxious, well-off white dudes learning a lesson about their false priorities and weak moral centers. “American Beauty” is one of the most notable given its Oscar success, but this was a crowded subgenre that mercifully went the way of the dinosaur. Watching people who arguably weren’t worth a second thought in terms of character suddenly realize they’ve been jerks most of their lives? What else ya got? At least, director Gille Klabin tries to amp up “The Wave” with aggressive visual style, but it’s still a movie that’s rotten at its core because it suffers from the same problem of all those “American Beauty” clones in that it never satisfactorily answers the question “Who cares?”

Frank (Justin Long) is an insurance lawyer who’s thrilled that he’s figured out a horrible way to bilk a grieving woman out of the money owed her after her husband’s death. Yeah, he’s a winner. From the beginning, Frank is a tough guy to root for, and, yes, of course, you’re supposed to think Frank is a jerk, but “The Wave” doesn’t lean hard enough into that concept. If he was a true anti-hero, there could be a bit of cathartic thrill in watching what he goes through in this hallucinogenic variation on “A Christmas Carol” but writer Carl W. Lucas isn’t willing to go there. Frank is really a good guy deep down, maaan, and it’s just the circumstance of his profession, his materialistic wife (Sarah Minnich), and his enabling friend Jeff (Donald Faison) that have sent him down the wrong road. The way "The Wave" is constructed, we're supposed to feel sympathy for Frank, and I simply never could. Not once. 

After discovering the loophole that could lead to his promotion, Jeff encourages his pal to go celebrate. They end up at a bar, where they meet two women named Natalie (Katia Winter) and Theresa (Sheila Vand), who catches Frank’s eye. When Theresa suggests they go to a house party after the bar, Frank relents, ending up in a back room with a mysterious man named Aeolus (Tommy Flanagan). Drugs are taken, and Frank wakes up in the house the next morning. Everyone is gone. His wallet too. Frank finds his way home, and then things start getting weird. Time jumps and Frank starts to wonder if he’s not still feeling the effects of whatever he took last night. Is any of this really happening? And what does it all mean?

A riff on Dickens with a modern Scrooge learning a lesson through the help of hallucinogenic drugs isn’t the worst idea, but “The Wave” suffers from execution problems on every single level. Before the long journey of Frank’s soul, the dialogue is unbearably shallow. Just listening to Frank and Jeff talk dude-bro in his office made me want to take something myself, and then seeing them flirt with people at a bar reminded me why I don’t go to bars anymore. It’s just a deeply unlikable movie mostly because it can’t figure out what it thinks of its protagonist. Justin Long plays Frank as more of a goofy opportunist, which makes the film feel like an awkward physical comedy of errors instead of the philosophical adventure that its writer and director probably thought they were making. And the cast never gels. Vand walks on from a more complex character study, Long thinks this is an “American Pie” sequel, and Faison clearly just doesn’t want to be there at all. “The Wave” is full of scenes that don’t click, probably because the filmmakers were just waiting for the next visual flourish or psychedelic moment to push us to the next harried plot point. It's exhausting. 

In the end, “The Wave” isn’t even satisfying as a morality tale. As so many unfocused films do, it comes to a twist ending that simply makes what came before it even more hollow. None of this makes sense. None of this is supposed to make sense. It’s a movie designed to replicate the confusion of its protagonist, but ultimately reflects the confusion of everyone who made it.

- Glenn Kenny

“Mama take these guns away from me; I can’t shoot them any more.” That was Bob Dylan in 1973, breathing newish life into an origin-untraceable piece of Americana Mythos, that of the marshal who hangs up his firearms for whatever reason.

In “Disturbing the Peace,” we see, in desaturated color—so we know it’s a flashback—why Guy Pearce’s Marshall Jim Dillon has hung up his piece. The goldurn thing went ant took out his partner when it ought have been killin’ a bad guy. Could happen to anyone, really, but Jim took it hard, left the Texas Rangers, and came to the town of Horse Cave, a quiet little burg where the local diner owner is also the daughter of the local preacher, and the God-fearing local Farmer’s Bank also gets the armored-car taken from a local God-fearing casino.

Early on, said diner is visited by a couple of bikers. They’re not wearing helmets, so you know they’re bad news. One of them picks a fight with its owner, played by Kelly Greyson, and they do some indifferent martial-arts kicking before Marshall Jim breaks it up. Something’s fishy, he thinks, and he’s right. The two bikers are advance men for a team led by Scorpio (Devon Sawa), whose un-merry band intend to rob the bank and take general revenge on a town that Scorpio hates, for reasons that remain unclear despite the fact that Scorpio can’t keep his mouth shut—he’s the kind of criminal who will hold forth on an armored car driver’s “abject failure” before actually unloading the contents of the armored car. This is the sort of thing that will, of course, trip him up.

Directed by York Alec Shackleton from a script by Chuck Hustmyre, “Disturbing the Peace” is a dull-as-dishwater, paint-by-numbers cinematic hiccup with no discernible reason for being. Sawa, going from strength to strength in this stretch of the 21st century (“The Fanatic,” “Jarhead: Law of Return,” and this in less than eight months) now looks like what you expected Anthony Michael Hall to look like as an adult, as opposed to how the actual Anthony Michael Hall looks as an adult. So that’s interesting. So, too, is the unusually protracted nature of the movie’s standoff. The tension builds to such a boiling point that Marshall Dillon has time to saunter (okay, he backs up against walls and looks carefully around corners for a bit) back to his house to retrieve the revolver he had once retired, and look at it lovingly before holstering it. No hurry here.

There is also the precision-gem-cut acuity of the dialogue, as when Scorpio upbraids one of his henchmen about growing a conscience over killing. "You weren’t so worried about it IN IRAQ, were you?," offers Scorpio as a moral challenge. “That was war,” protests the henchman. “THIS IS WAR,” Scorpio reasonably responds. Later, when the henchman is in the pokey, Dillon says “I heard him say you were a ... Marine.” And the henchman responds “Ex,” and Dillon says “No such thing.”

Occasionally, Shackleton will throw out a random nasty killing as a way, maybe, of demonstrating that he can be as ruthless as S. Craig Zahler, but even in these instances the return is weak. Recently at a football viewing party someone asked me, “How do so many of these bad movies get made, anyway,” and while I had a provisional answer, I did not have a detailed answer. A picture so roundly inconsequential and weak as this only deepens the mystery.

- Monica Castillo

If you’re going to shamelessly rip-off from a classic most of us have seen, at least make it interesting. Andy Newbery’s “The Host” riffs off of two horror movies many might recognize, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and to a lesser extent, Eli Roth’s “Hostel.” However, the unholy mix of the two did not pack enough suspense to keep this viewer guessing or vary enough for me to stop thinking about the parallels. For a tale of mystery and intrigue, “The Host” provided neither. 

Our lackluster beginnings start with a couple in London at the end of their affair. Heartbroken and frustrated, Robert (Mike Beckingham) returns to his work at a bank and takes off an off-the-books deposit of several thousands of pounds to try his luck at a shady upscale gambling spot. After his streak of bad luck continues, he’s forced on a mysterious errand to Amsterdam with a briefcase marked with a Chinese gang sign. Robert finds more trouble ahead when he meets Vera (Maryam Hassouni), another suspicious character with a secret gruesome hobby. When Robert goes missing, it’s up to his brother, Steve (Dougie Poynter), to find out what happened to him. Usually, I’m a bit less forthcoming about spoilers in reviews, but the plot points are so well-known, I feel that I must mention them. 

If you’re already spotting the similarities, there are many. From the Saul Bass-inspired opening credits, the movie closely follows the trajectory of “Psycho” with a queasy addition of a stereotypical Chinese drug smuggling subplot shoehorned in for some reason—like copyrights. “The Host” even goes so far as to lose the main character about a one-third of the way into the movie, something Hitchcock did in “Psycho” that shocked audiences back in 1960. But this is 2020, so even the most casual of horror fans could likely connect the two movies. 

On a basic level, “The Host” functions as a gender-swapped adaptation of “Psycho.” Robert is essentially Janet Leigh’s character, Marion, and Vera is a rich femme fatale reboot of Anthony Perkins’ Norman Bates, right down to the part where she takes Robert in as an unexpected guest and talks to the corpse of a dead parent. Her bad habit of chopping up guests shares some similarities to the Dutch businessman of “Hostel,” including the commentary on how the rich get away with murder and wanton cruelty. If the references weren’t clear enough, her basement morgue shares the same grimy shade of green and blinking fluorescent lights as some of the “Saw” movies. “The Host” only briefly veers into torture and gore before returning to the “Psycho”-inspired mystery. 

The issue is not so much that Newbery so closely traces a few of his favorite filmmakers. It’s that he doesn’t do a very good job of making the material his own. A number of the scenes feel flat, and the images of cinematographer Oona Menges look like an unremarkable TV movie, like when a visit to a police station looks as if only one cop is seated in an empty room. The script shares three screenwriters—Finola Geraghty, Brendan Bishop and Laurence Lamers—yet the dialogue and plot sound like it’s still in the draft stages. There are some obvious coincidences and plot holes that made me groan, like how one of the characters knew just where to look for the ground-up bodies of victims, taking out any possibility of suspense. The cast seems like they’re still in rehearsal, figuring out the lines and natural rhythms, but these are the takes Newbery chooses to keep in the movie. This is especially painful in moments like a relative of Vera is shown a photo of the corpse she’s kept in the house and he reacts with the energy of someone checking the weather. 

For this movie to surprise you, you almost need to have never seen a horror movie before. There are simply not enough thrills in “The Host” to offset its pedestrian missteps. It’s fine if a filmmaker wants to pay homage to their creative inspirations—directors as varied as Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino and even Brian De Palma have made careers out of referencing other filmmakers—but at some point, a movie has to stand outside of the shadows of its influences. The Host” never does.  

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அப்பாவை கொன்றவர்களை பழிவாங்க துடிக்கும் மகனின் கதை என்ற அர்த்த பழசான ஒன் லைன் வைத்து கொண்டு தற்காப்பு கலை , தமிழனின் பெருமை, பாரம்பரியம் என்று கமெற்சியல் ட்ரீட்மெண்ட் கொடுத்து எடுக்கப்பட்ட கதை தான் பட்டாசு. பொங்கலான இன்று பட்டாஸ் படம் வெளியாகி இருக்கிறது .பட்டாஸ் படம் மிகுந்த எதிர்பார்ப்புக்கு இடையில் வெளியாகி இருக்கும்

நடிகர்கள் : தீபிகா படுகோனே, விக்ராந்த் மாசே, விஷால், மாதுர்ஜீத் இசை : இஷான் மற்றும் லாய் இயக்கம் : மேக்னா குலசர் மும்பை : தீபிகா படுகோனே துணிச்சலாக ஆசீட் வீச்சால் பாதிக்கப்பட்ட பெண்ணாக நடித்து இருக்கும் படம் தான் ச்சப்பக் .இந்திய சினிமாவிலும் சரி தமிழ் சினிமாவிலும் சரி ஆசிட் வீச்சின் கொடூரம்

சென்னை: சூப்பர் ஸ்டார் ரஜினி மற்றும் ஏ.ஆர்.முருகதாஸ் இனைந்திருக்கும் முதல் படம் தான் தர்பார் .ஏ.ஆர்.முருகதாஸின் இத்தனை வருட காத்திருப்பு தற்போது நிறைவேறி இருக்கிறது . இந்த கூட்டணி திரையில் எப்படி ஜொலித்திருக்கிறது என்பதே ரசிகர்களின் ஆவல் . ரஜினி ரசிகர்களை பொருத்த வரையில் ரஜினியை திரையில் பார்த்தாலே போதும் என்று சொல்வார்கள் .அவர்களுக்கு இந்த

புதையலை தேடி ஒரு பயணம், அப்பாவின் ஆசையை நிறைவேற்ற போராடும் இரண்டு மகன்கள். அதில் எல்லா படங்களை போல வில்லன்கள், புதையலை எடுத்தார்களா ? அப்பாவின் ஆசையை நிறைவேற்றினார்களா ? என்பதை பல டிவிஸ்ட் உடன் சுவாரசியமாக சொல்லி இருக்கும் படம் அவனே ஸ்ரீமன் நாராயணா. அமராவதி என்னும் ஒரு கற்பனை ஊரில் இக்கதை நடக்கிறது.அங்கு

சென்னை : பஞ்சராக்ஷரம் படத்தை பாலாஜி வைரமுத்து கதை எழுதி இயக்கி இருக்கிறார்.பேரடாக்ஸ் புரடக்ஸன் மற்றும் அபியா மோசஸ் படத்தை தயாரித்து உள்ளனர் .படத்தில் சந்தோஷ் பிரதாப் ,மது ஷாலினி,சனா அல்தாஃப்,அஸ்வின் ஜெரோம்,கோகுல் ஆனந்த் மற்றும் சீமோன் ஆகியோர் முக்கிய வேடங்களில் நடித்து உள்ளனர் ,படத்திற்கு இசை அமைத்து உள்ளார் கே.எஸ்.சுந்தரமூர்த்தி .படத்திற்கு ஒளிப்பதிவு யுவா

நடிகர்கள் : அருன் கேஸ்ட்ரோ ,விஷ்ணு ப்ரியா, காயத்ரி , மைம் கோபி , லிஜேஸ் இயக்கம் : பாவல் நவகீதன் இசை : ரோனி ரபேல் வி 1 இந்த படத்தின் முன்னோட்டத்தில் இருந்தே இந்த படத்தை காண வேண்டும் என்ற என்னம் நம்மிடையே ஏற்பட்டுவிட்டது .இயக்குனர் வெற்றிமாறன் மற்றும் பா.இரஞ்சித்திடம் உதவி இயக்குனராக

stat cast: சந்தோஷ் பிரதாப், சாந்தினி, இன்னசன்ட் Director : எல்.ஜி.ரவிச்சந்தர் சென்னை: சினிமாவில் ஜெயித்துவிட்டுதான் திருமணம் என்ற முடிவில் இருக்கும் உதவி இயக்குனர் ஒருவர், யாருக்கும் தெரியாமல் திடீரென தாலிக்கட்டிக்கொண்டால்... அதுதான், நான் அவளைச் சந்தித்தபோது... உதவி இயக்குனர் சந்தோஷ் பிரதாப், வழி தெரியாத பெண்ணுக்கு வழிகாட்ட போய், பிறகு அவர் ஊருக்கே அழைத்து

சென்னை: கவித்துவமான, நான்கு துண்டு கதைகளை ஒன்றாக்கினால் அதுதான், சில்லுக் கருப்பட்டி. குப்பைப் பொறுக்கி குப்பத்தில் வாழ்ந்தாலும் நேர்மைகாக்கும் சிறுவன், நோய் என்று தெரிந்ததும் காணாமல் போகும் வருங்கால மனைவிக்கு மத்தியில், அதை அன்பாக மாற்றும் 'கார் ஷேரிங்' தோழி, காதலை நிரூபிக்க கடைசிவரை திருமணம் செய்துகொள்ளாமல் வாழும் வயதான யசோதா, பணம் தேடி ஓடும்

சென்னை : தபங் படத்தின் கடைசி பாகம் தான் இந்த தபங் 3. இதில் சிறுவயதில் ஹீரோ எப்படி போலீஸ் ஆனார். வில்லன்களை எப்படி அழித்தார் என்பதை சுவாரசியமாக சொல்லி இருக்கு இந்த தபங் 3. வழக்கம் போல இந்த படத்திலும் சல்மானின் சிக்ஸ் பேக்கை காட்டும் காட்சி ரசிக்கும்படி உள்ளது. இது தபங் வரிசையில்

15 வருடங்களாக காணாமல் போன தம்பியை நினைத்து எங்கும் அக்காவின் கதை மற்றும் தனது மகன் மீண்டும் வர வேன்டும் என்று என்னும் அப்பாவின் கதையும் என்றும் சொல்லலாம். தம்பி என்ற தலைப்பு சீமான் இயக்கிய 2006 வருடத்தின் மாதவன் படத்திற்கு வைக்கபட்டு இருந்தது ,அந்த தலைப்பை மீட்டெடுத்து இந்த படத்தில் வைத்து இருக்கிறார்கள் .அது ஒரு

சென்னை: சிவகார்த்திகேயனின் அடுத்த ஒரு பரிமானம் ,கமர்சியல் ஹீரோவில் இருந்து ஒரு சூப்பர் ஹீரோ ஆகும் முயற்சி தான் இந்த ஹீரோ .நடிகர் விஜய்க்கு அடுத்து குழந்தைகள் அதிகம் விரும்புவது சிவகார்த்திகேயன் படங்களை தான் . அவர்கள் மனநிலையும் கனவுகளையும் புரிந்து எடுக்க பட்ட படம் தான் ஹீரோ என்று கூட சொல்லலாம் .சிவகார்த்திகேயனின் புதிய முயற்சிகள்

நடிகர்கள்: பாஸ்கர் சீனுவாசன் , தானா நாயுடு, கெளசல்யா, அன்பாலயா பிரபாகரன், சிசர் மனோகர் மற்றும் குழந்தை நட்சத்திரம் கைலா. இசை : ஸ்ரவன் இயக்கம்: பாஸ்கர் சீனுவாசன். இவ்வருடம் வெளியாகும் கடைசி பேய் படம் என்று சொல்ல எல்லோருக்கும் ஆசை தான். ஆனால் நிறுத்துவார்களா என்று தெரியவில்லை . படம் ஆரம்பிக்கும் போது ஒரு

சென்னை: "ஜுமான்ஜி நெக்ஸ்ட் லெவல்" வெள்ளிக்கிழமை வெளியாகி ரசிகர்களிடம் வரவேற்பைப் பெற்றுள்ளது. ஆங்கிலம், தமிழ், தெலுங்கு, ஹிந்தி என 4 மொழிகளில் இப்படம் வெளியாகி உள்ளது. பழைய ஜுமான்ஜி கதையை கொஞ்சம் மெருகேற்றி வேற சாயலில் மக்களுக்கு பிடிக்கும் மாதிரி இப்படம் வெளிவந்துள்ளது. ஜுமான்ஜி இந்த படத்தில் அதிகபடியான பிரம்மாண்டத்தை மட்டும் சொல்லாமல் நிறைய கதைகளை

நடிகர்கள்: நவீன் ,சுருதி ரெட்டி , ராஜ்மோகன் இசை : ரூஃபியான் இயக்குனர் : எம் எஸ் ராஜ் சென்னை: மெரினா புரட்சி 2017ல் சென்னை மெரினாவில் பல லட்ச மக்கள் ஒன்று கூடி ஜல்லிகட்டுகாக செய்த போராட்டமாகும் .இந்த போராட்டம் தமிழக வரலாற்றில் நடைபெற்ற மிக பெரிய போராட்டங்களின் ஒன்றாக கருதபட்டது .இந்த போராட்டம்

சென்னை : காளிதாஸ் படத்தின் கதையை சொல்லி புரிய வைக்க ஒரே ஒரு வார்த்தை போதும் . ஆனால் அதை சொல்லி விட்டால் படம் பார்க்கும் போது நமக்கு ஏற்படும் டென்ஷன் , ஆச்சர்யம் , ஸ்வாரஸ்யம் எல்லாம் போயி விடும் . ஆகையால் அந்த வார்த்தையை எங்கும் பயன்படுத்தாமல் திரை விமர்சனம் செய்ய வேண்டும்

நடிகர்கள்: மம்மூட்டி, பிராட்சி , இனியா,உன்னி முகுந்தன் , சித்தாரா இசை : ஜெயச்சந்திரன் இயக்குனர் : பத்மகுமார் மாமங்கம் படபெயரிலே கதையின் கரு உள்ளது 12 வருடங்களுக்கு ஒரு முறை நடக்கும் நிகழ்வே மாமங்கம் என்பதாகும். இந்தியா சுதந்திரம் அடையும் முன்பு நடந்த ஒரு வரலாற்று கதை அதனை அதன் சாயல் மாறாமல் நமக்குக்

நடிகர்கள்: விஸ்வா ,மனோஜ் பாரதிராஜா ,மிர்னாலினி, நரைன். .சௌமியா இசை : அரோல் கோரேலி இயக்குனர் : சுசீந்திரன் தமிழ் சினிமாவின் ஸ்போர்ட்ஸ் படங்களை மொத்தமாக குத்தகைக்கு சுசீந்திரன் அவர்கள் எடுத்து விட்டார் என்பது பலரின் கருத்து ,அதை சரியான முறையில் தொடர்ந்து செய்து வருகிறார் இயக்குனர் சுசீந்திரன். இவரின் ஸ்போர்ட்ஸ் படங்களின் வரிசையில் மற்றொரு

நடிகர்கள்: சுந்தர்.சி, சாய் தன்ஷிகா ,யோகி பாபு,விடீவி கனேஷ்,விமலா ராமன் ,சாக்ஷி சவ்தரி இசை: கிரீஷ் இயக்குனர்: வி.இஸட்.துரை நீண்ட இடைவெளிக்கு பிறகு சுந்தர்.சி நடிப்பில் வெளிவந்திருக்கும் படம் தான் இருட்டு .சுந்தர்.சி கடைசியாக முத்தின கத்திரிக்காய் படத்தில் நடித்திருந்தார் .இந்த படத்திற்கு பிறகு இயக்குனராக பிஸியான சுந்தர் .சி வேறு எந்த படத்திலும் நடிக்கவில்லை

சென்னை : பரியேரும் பெருமாள் படத்திற்கு பிறகு கதிர் ஹீரோவாக நடித்து அசத்திருக்கும் படம் தான் 'ஜடா'.ஜடா படத்தை அறிமுக இயக்குனரான 'குமரன்' இயக்கியுள்ளார் .படத்தை போயட் ஸ்டூடியோஸ் நிறுவனம் தயாரித்துள்ளது .படத்திற்கு சாம்.சி.எஸ் இசையமைத்துள்ளார்.படத்தில் கதிர் ,ரோஷினி பிரகாஷ்,யோகிபாபு, கிஷோர்,ஸ்வாதிஸ்டா ,பிரஜுனா சாரா ஆகியோர் முக்கிய வேடத்தில் நடித்துள்ளனர் . பிகில் படத்திலே கதிர்

சென்னை : இரண்டாம் உலக போரின் கடைசி குண்டு படத்தில் தினேஷ்,ஆனந்தி,ரித்விகா,முனீஸ்காந்த்,லிஜீஸ்,ஜான் விஜய்,ரமேஷ் திலக் ஆகியோர் முக்கிய வேடத்தில் நடித்துள்ளனர் .படத்தை அறிமுக இயக்குனர் அதியன் ஆதிரை இயக்கியுள்ளார்.படத்திற்கு அறிமுக இசையமைப்பாளர் தென்மா இசையமைத்து இருக்கிறார்.படத்தை பரியேறும் பெருமாள் எனும் மாபெரும் வெற்றி படத்திற்கு பிறகு பா.இரஞ்சித் தயாரித்துள்ளார். 'உயிர் வாழ உழைப்பு

நடிகர்கள்: ஹரீஸ் கல்யான் , டிகங்கனா ,ரெபா மோனிகா ஜான், ரைசா இசையமைப்பாளர் -ஜிப்ரான் இயக்குனர் : சஞ்சய் பாரதி சென்னை: ஹரீஸ் கல்யானின் பியார் பிரேமா காதல் மற்றும் இஸ்பேட் ராஜாவும் இதயராணி படங்களுக்கு பிறகு வெளியாகி இருக்கும் படம் தான் 'தனுசு ராசி நேயர்களே' .பொதுவாக சினிமாவில் தொடர் வெற்றிகளை ஒரு நடிகர்

நடிகர்கள்: சமுத்திரகனி , தம்பிராமையா , அதுல்யா இசையமைப்பாளர் -ஜஸ்டீன் பிரபாகரன் இயக்குனர் : அன்பழகன் சென்னை: சாட்டை பட இயக்குனர் அன்பழகன்- சமுத்திரகனி கூட்டணியில் உருவாகியிருக்கும் படம் தான் அடுத்த சாட்டை .இந்த படம் சாட்டை படத்தோட தொடர்ச்சி கிடையாது ,இது அப்படியே வேறு கதையாகும் .இந்த படத்தில் சமுத்திரகனி ,தம்பி ராமையா,அதுல்யா ரவி,யுவன்

நடிகர்கள்: ஆரவ், காவ்யா தாப்பர், நிகிஷா , ராதிகா , நாசர் இசையமைப்பாளர் - சைமன் கே கிங் இயக்குனர் : சரண் சென்னை : பிக்பாஸ் புகழ் ஆரவ் நடித்திருக்கும் முதல் படம். மேலும் இயக்குனர் சரண் நீண்ட நாட்களுக்கு பிறகு இயக்கிருக்கும் படம் இந்த மார்க்கெட் ராஜா .மார்க்கெட் ராஜா படத்தை தயாரித்துள்ளார்

சென்னை : இப்போ வரும் அப்போ வரும் என்று பல நாட்கள் அல்ல பல மாதங்கள் தள்ளி போய் பல வருடங்களாக மாறி தற்போது வேல்ஸ் நிறுவனத்தின் முயற்சியால் வெளியாகி இருக்கும் படம் தான் "எனை நோக்கி பாயும் தோட்டா ". எனை நோக்கி பாயும் தோட்டா படத்தை இயக்கியுள்ளார் கௌதம் வாசுதேவ் மேனன் .இந்த

சென்னை: கெளதம் மேனன் இயக்கத்தில் தனுஷ், மேகா ஆகாஷ், சசி குமார், வேல ராமமூர்த்தி நடிப்பில் உருவாகியுள்ள எனை நோக்கிப் பாயும் தோட்டா மூன்று ஆண்டு கால போராட்டத்திற்கு பின்னர் இன்று வெளியாகியுள்ளது. வெற்றிமாறன் இயக்கத்தில் அக்டோபர் மாதம் வெளியான அசுரன் படம் 150 கோடிக்கும் மேல் வசூலித்து சாதனை படைத்துள்ள நிலையில், எனை நோக்கிப் பாயும்

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കഥയിൽ ചോദ്യമില്ലെന്ന മട്ടിൽ കണ്ടിരിക്കേണ്ട ഒരു ഫാമിലി ആക്ഷൻ ഡ്രാമയാണ് ഇന്ന് റിലീസ് ചെയ്ത മോഹൻലാൽ ചിത്രം ബിഗ്ബ്രദർ. സിദ്ദിഖിന്റെ ഇതിന് മുമ്പത്തെ മോഹൻലാൽ സിനിമയായ ലേഡീസ് ആൻറ് ജെൻറിൽമാൻ, ലാലേട്ടന്റെ ഓണച്ചിത്രമായ ഇട്ടിമാണി മെയ്ഡ് ഇൻ ചൈന എന്നിവയുമായി താരതമ്യം ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ ബിഗ്ബ്രദർ ഒരു 916 എൻറർടൈനറാണ്. സൊക്കത്തങ്കം.നാർക്കോട്ടിക് ഈസ് എ ഡേർട്ടി ബിസിനസ് ആയതുകൊണ്ട് ഒടുവിലത്തെ വൻ ട്വിസ്റ്റ് തുടക്കത്തിലേ എല്ലാർക്കും കത്തുമെന്ന് അടിവര

കന്യാകുമാരി എന്ന സ്നേഹയുടെ ക്യാരക്ടർ ധനുഷിന്റെ ദ്രവിയം പെരുമാളിനോട് പ്രണയം വെളിപ്പെടുത്തുന്ന ഒരു സീൻ ഉണ്ട്. സിംപ്ലി രോമാഞ്ചദായകം. രോമങ്ങൾ എഴുന്നു നിൽക്കും. തന്നെക്കാൾ പ്രായമുള്ള സീനിയർ നടിമാരെ നായികമാരാക്കി തന്റെ കൂടി പെർഫോമൻസിനെ തിളക്കമുള്ളതാക്കുന്ന ധനുഷിന്റെ പതിവ് അസുരന് ശേഷം പട്ടാസിലും തുടരുകയാണ്. അസുരനിൽ മഞ്ജു വാരിയരുടെ പച്ചൈയമ്മാൾ എങ്കിൽ പട്ടാസിൽ സ്നേഹയുടെ കന്യാകുമാരി.

  മലയാളത്തിൽ പൃഥ്വിരാജ് മുതലുള്ള യുവതാരങ്ങൾ ക്ലിക്ക് ആവുന്നതിന് മുൻപ്, തുടർച്ചയായ മൊഴിമാറ്റ സിനിമകളിലൂടെ ഒരുസമയത്ത് മമ്മൂട്ടിയും മോഹൻലാലും കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ ഏറ്റവും ആരാധകരുണ്ടായിരുന്ന താരമായിരുന്നു അല്ലു അർജുൻ. മുതിർന്ന താരങ്ങളുടെ പ്രകടനങ്ങൾ പലപ്പോഴും ആവർത്തന വിരസത ഉണ്ടാക്കുകയും പകരം വെക്കാൻ ഒരാൾ ഉയർന്നു വരാതിരിക്കുകയും ചെയ്ത സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ ആബാലവൃദ്ധം മലയാളി പ്രേക്ഷകർ അല്ലുവിന്റെ ദി ബോയ് നെക്സ്റ്റ്

തെലുങ്ക് സൂപ്പർസ്റ്റാർ മഹേഷ്‌ ബാബുവിന്റെ മകരസംക്രാന്തി റിലീസ് ആണ് സാരിലേരു നീക്കെവരു. യെവനോട് മുട്ടാൻ ആര് എന്നോ മറ്റോ ആണ് അർത്ഥം. പതിവിൽ നിന്നും വ്യത്യസ്തമായി മൊഴിമാറ്റമൊന്നും കൂടാതെ ആന്ധ്രയ്ക്കും തെലങ്കാനയ്ക്കുമൊപ്പം കേരളത്തിലും പടത്തിന്റെ തെലുങ്ക് വേർഷൻ വൈഡ് ആയി തന്നെ റിലീസ് ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നു. വെറുതെ പുറത്തിറങ്ങിയപ്പോൾ മഞ്ചേരിയിലും പെരിന്തൽമണ്ണയിലും അങ്ങാടിപ്പുറത്തും എല്ലാം വിസ്തരിച്ചുള്ള പ്രദർശനങ്ങൾ.. മുന്നും പിന്നും നോക്കാതെ ടിക്കറ്റെടുത്തു. കലങ്ങിയില്ല എന്ന് അടിവര

അഞ്ചാം പാതിര തുടങ്ങുമ്പോൾ ഓപ്പണിംഗ് ഷോട്ടിൽ നായകനായ അൻവർ ജയിലിൽ ചെന്ന് പതിനാല് കൊലപാതകങ്ങൾ ചെയ്ത റിപ്പർ രവിയോട് സ്വകാര്യമായി സംസാരിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്. ക്രിമിനൽ സൈക്കോളജിസ്റ്റാണ് അൻവർ. രവി വധശിക്ഷയ്ക്ക് ദിവസങ്ങൾ എണ്ണിക്കഴിയുന്ന കുറ്റവാളിയും. അയാൾ അൻവറിനോട്‌ പറയുന്നു. കൊല ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ ലഭിക്കുന്ന അനിർവചനീയമായ അനുഭൂതിയെ കുറിച്ച്. അത് പറയുമ്പോൾ പോലും അയാളുടെ കണ്ണിൽ ഒരു വല്ലാത്ത

വിവാദങ്ങൾ യാദൃച്ഛികമായി ഉണ്ടാകാറുണ്ട്. പലപ്പോഴും ഉണ്ടാക്കപ്പെടാറുമുണ്ട്. ഇന്ത്യൻ സിനിമാലോകം ആകാംക്ഷയോടെ കാത്തിരുന്ന ഛപാക്ക് എന്ന സിനിമയുടെ പേരിൽ വിവാദം കത്തിപടർന്നത് ജെഎൻയുവിലെ വിദ്യാർത്ഥി യൂണിയൻ നേതാവ് ഐഷി ഘോഷിനെ മുഖംമൂടി സംഘം ആക്രമിച്ചപ്പോൾ ആ പെൺകുട്ടിയെ സന്ദർശിച്ച് ചിത്രത്തിലെ നായികയായ ദീപിക പദുക്കോൺ ഐക്യദാർഢ്യം പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചപ്പോഴായിരുന്നു. സാമൂഹ്യബോധമുള്ള ഒരു കലാകാരിയാണ് താനെന്ന് ബോളിവുഡിലെ 'ബിഗ് ബീ'കൾക്കും ഖാൻമാർക്കും മുന്നിൽ

  "എയ്ജ് ഇൻ റിവേഴ്‌സ് ഗിയർ " എന്നൊക്കെ പല നായകനടന്മാരെ കുറിച്ച് അവരുടെ ആരാധകർ അഭിമാനപൂർവ്വം കൊട്ടിഘോഷിച്ചു നടക്കാറുണ്ട്. പക്ഷെ അതെന്താണ് എന്ന് അക്ഷരാർത്ഥത്തിൽ ഇന്ന് ദർബാർ എന്ന രജനികാന്ത് -മുരുകദാസ് സിനിമ കണ്ടുകൊണ്ടിരുന്നപ്പോൾ മനസിലായി. ഒപ്പം സൂപ്പർസ്റ്റാർ കരിസ്മ എന്നാൽ എന്താണ് എന്നും. ദർബാർ മെഗാ മാസ് രജനികാന്ത് ഷോ എന്ന് അടിവര

  രക്ഷിത് ഷെട്ടി സ്വയമേവ ഒരു ഴോനർ (Genre) ആണത്രേ! കന്നഡ സിനിമയെ അങ്ങേര് ന്യൂ വേവ് കൊണ്ടു പുതുക്കി എന്നൊക്കെയാണ് വെപ്പ്. 'ഉളിദാവരു കണ്ടാന്തെ'യെ നമ്മടെ നിവിൻ പോളി തമിഴിലാക്കിയപ്പോൾ ഫലം ഏവരും കണ്ടതാണ് — പാറമട ദുരന്തമായിപ്പോയി. ഷെട്ടിയുടെ വിക്രിയകൾക്ക് കന്നഡ മാത്രമാണ് സെയ്ഫ് സോൺ എന്ന് അന്നേ തോന്നിയതാണ്. എന്നിട്ട് ദാ വീണ്ടും

തല്ലുംപിടി എന്ന പടത്തിന്റെ പോസ്റ്റർ ഹൈവേയോരങ്ങളിൽ കാണാൻ തുടങ്ങിയിട്ട് കുറച്ചു കാലമായി. അടിപിടി, സംഘർഷം എന്നിവയ്ക്കൊക്കെ പറയുന്ന കോഴിക്കോട് മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലകളിലെ കൊളോക്കിയൽ വാക്കാണ് 'തല്ലുംപിടി'. ശീർഷകത്തിൽ തന്നെ പടത്തിന്റെ 'അമച്വറിഷ്നെസ്' വ്യക്തമാണ്. അതിൽ ഒരു കൗതുകവുമുണ്ട്. ആ കൗതുകവും കൊണ്ടാണ് പടം റിലീസായപ്പോൾ ഇന്ന് തിയേറ്ററിൽ എത്തിയത്.   തല്ലുംപിടി — സ്റ്റാൻഡേർഡ് ഒട്ടും പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കേണ്ട, പക്കാ ലോക്കൽ എന്ന് അടിവര

  പുതുവർഷം പിറന്ന് രണ്ടാമത്തെ ദിവസംതന്നെ 2020 ലെ ആദ്യ മലയാള സിനിമ പ്രദർശനത്തിനെത്തി. വർഷത്തിലെ എന്നല്ല ദശാബ്ദത്തിലെ തന്നെ ആദ്യ സിനിമയായാണ് ഒമർ ലുലുവിന്റെ ധമാക്ക റിലീസ് ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നത്. ഒമർ ലുലു എന്ന് കേൾക്കുമ്പോൾ നല്ലൊരു ശതമാനം ആളുകളുടെ ചുണ്ടിൽ വിരിയുന്ന ഒരു വികാരമുണ്ട്. ധമാക്ക എന്ന പേര് കേൾക്കുമ്പോൾ അത് ഉജ്ജ്വലമാവുന്നുമുണ്ടാവും. എന്തായാലും ഈ

179 മലയാളസിനിമകൾ ആണ് 2019 ൽ പ്രദർശനത്തിന് എത്തിയത് എന്നതാണ് വിക്കിപീഡിയ പ്രകാരം ഒരു ഏകദേശകണക്ക്. 199 എണ്ണം എന്നൊക്കെ വരെ ചില മാധ്യമങ്ങൾ റിപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യുന്നുണ്ട്. സത്യമാവാം. കാരണം, സ്വകാര്യസ്‌ക്രീനിംഗും ക്ഷണിക്കപ്പെട്ട സ്‌ക്രീനിംഗും ഫിലിം ഫെസ്റ്റിവലുമൊക്കെയായി, ഈ ലിസ്റ്റിൽ പെടാത്ത പത്ത് പുതിയ സിനിമയെങ്കിലും ഞാൻ തന്നെ പോയ വർഷം കണ്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്. എന്നാൽ അതിനൊപ്പം തന്നെ

ഐസമ്മ എന്ന് ചെല്ലപ്പേരുള്ള ഐസ എലിസബത്ത് ജേക്കബ്. പത്തുവയസുകാരി കുസൃതിക്കുട്ടി. അമ്മയും അച്ഛനും ഇല്ലാത്ത അവളുടെ ചുറ്റുമുള്ള ചെറിയ ലോകം. വീട്.. സ്കൂൾ.. കൂട്ടുകാർ.. വീട്ടുകാർ.. കുട്ടൂസൻ എന്നവൾ വിളിക്കുന്ന സ്വന്തം മുത്തശ്ശൻ. സുഗീതിന്റെ ക്രിസ്മസ് സിനിമയായ മൈ സാന്റയുടെ പശ്ചാത്തലം ഇങ്ങനെയാണ്. മൈ സാന്റാ; ക്രിസ്മസ് ഗിഫ്റ്റ് തന്നെ എന്ന് അടിവര.

  ഒരാഴ്ചത്തെ ഇടവേളയിൽ പുറത്തിറങ്ങുന്ന രണ്ടാമത്തെ ജിത്തു ജോസഫ് സിനിമയാണ് തമ്പി. കഴിഞ്ഞ ആഴ്ച വന്ന ദി ബോഡി ഹിന്ദിയിലായിരുന്നുവെങ്കിൽ ദേ ഈയാഴ്ച തമിഴിൽ തമ്പി. ഒരേ ബാനർ വിയാകോം 18 മോഷൻ പിക്ചേഴ്സ് അവർക്ക് അങ്ങനെതന്നെ വേണം എന്നല്ലാതെ രണ്ടുപടവും കണ്ടുകഴിയുമ്പോൾ മറ്റൊന്നും പറയാനില്ല. തമ്പി ആവർത്തനവിരസം എന്ന് അടിവര

മഞ്ജു വാര്യരുടെ ജന്മദേശമാണ് പുള്ള് എന്ന് കേട്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്. 'പാതിരാ പുള്ളുണർന്നു പരൽമുല്ല കാവുണർന്നു " എന്നൊരു പാട്ടിൽ ആയമ്മ ഡ്യുയറ്റ് അഭിനയിച്ചിട്ടുമുണ്ട്. പുള്ളിനെ കുറിച്ച് ഇത്രയും കാലം നമ്മൾക്കുള്ള പൊതുവിജ്ഞാനം ഇത്രയാണെന്നിരിക്കെ ജയസൂര്യ പുള്ള് ഗിരിയായി വരുന്ന സിനിമയാണ് തൃശൂർ പൂരം. പൂരം വേണ്ടത്രയങ്ങാട്ട് കളറായില്ല എന്ന് അടിവര.

രാവിലെ ഒൻപതരയ്ക്ക് വലിയപെരുന്നാള് കാണാൻ ഗോൾഡ് സൂക്കിൽ കയറിയിട്ട് തിരിച്ചിറങ്ങിയപ്പോൾ ഒരുമണിയാവാറായിരുന്നു. മൂന്നുമണിക്കൂർ പത്ത് മിനിറ്റ് സിനിമയുടെ ദൈർഘ്യവും ഇടവേളയും പരസ്യങ്ങളും ഒക്കെയാവുമ്പോൾ മൂന്നരമണിക്കൂർ! ഗോൾഡിൽ ആണെങ്കിൽ മെയിന്റനൻസ് എന്ന പേരിൽ ലിഫ്റ്റുകളും എസ്കലേറ്ററും ഒന്നും പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്നില്ല. നാലാം നിലയിലുള്ള സ്ക്രീനിലേക്ക് കോണി കയറിയിറങ്ങി. എന്നിട്ട് പോലും വലിയ പെരുന്നാൾ ഒരു മോശം അനുഭവമായില്ല. മൂന്നര

ആർ ഉണ്ണിയുടെ സങ്കടം എന്ന കഥ, അത് അച്ചടിച്ചുവന്ന സമയത്ത് വായിച്ച ഓർമ്മ ഇപ്പോഴുമുണ്ട്. ടെക്‌സ്‌റ്റൈൽസ് ഷോപ്പിൽ ചെറിയ വേതനത്തിന് സെയിൽസ് ഗേളായി ജോലി ചെയ്യുന്ന യുവതി. കല്യാണപ്രായം ഇച്ചിരി കൂടിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. ഒരുദിവസം ജോലിക്ക് പോകുന്ന വഴി റൂട്ട് ബസിൽ വച്ച് അവളുടെ ജീവിതത്തിൽ ഒരു അപ്രതീക്ഷിത സംഭവം നടക്കുന്നു; ഇതോടെ അവളുടെ നിത്യജീവിതത്തിൽ വലുതായ

താരവും ഫാൻസും തമ്മിലുള്ള ബന്ധമെന്നാൽ നിരുപാധികമായ ഒരുതരം വല്ലാത്ത വൈകാരികതയുടെ പുറത്ത് കെട്ടിപ്പൊക്കി ഉണ്ടാക്കിയ ആകാശക്കുമിളയാണ് . ഒരു തലനാരിഴയിൽ അല്ലെങ്കിൽ ഒരു മൊട്ടു സൂചിപ്പോറലിൽ അത് പാളിപ്പോയാൽ എത്രത്തോളം വഷളാവും എന്ന് കാണിച്ചു തരുന്നു ലാൽ ജൂനിയറിന്റെ ഡ്രൈവിംഗ് ലൈസൻസ് എന്ന സിനിമ. മലയാളസിനിമയിലെ മിന്നും താരമായ ഹരീന്ദ്രൻ. അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ കടുത്ത ആരാധകനായ മോട്ടോർ

  ഗംഭീരൻ പോസ്റ്ററുകളാണ് ജിത്തു ജോസഫിന്റെ പുതിയ സിനിമയായ ദി ബോഡിയുടേത്. ഒരു ഡാർക്ക് ത്രില്ലർ മൂഡ് ക്രിയേറ്റ് ചെയ്യുന്ന ഡിസൈൻ. തിയേറ്ററിലേക്ക് ആളെ ആകർഷിക്കുവാൻ കെൽപുള്ളത്. അതും കണ്ടു ഡാർക്ക് ത്രില്ലർ മൂഡിൽ തിയേറ്റയറിൽ കയറിയാൽ നിരാശപ്പെടേണ്ടി വരും. ഉറപ്പ്. ബോഡി വെറും ഡെഡ്ബോഡി എന്ന് അടിവര

നമ്മുടെ ആണ്‍ യുവ-കൗമാരങ്ങളില്‍ വ്യാപകമായി ഉള്ള ഒരു തെറ്റിദ്ധാരണയാണ് ലൈംഗികതയെന്നാല്‍ സ്ത്രീയെ സംബന്ധിച്ചിടത്തോളം വെറുമൊരു ഭോഗിക്കല്‍ മാത്രമാണെന്നത്. പുരുഷന്മാരില്‍ നല്ലൊരു ശതമാനത്തിനും തന്റെ വികാരശമനത്തിനുള്ള മാര്‍ഗമായി മാത്രം ലൈംഗികത കാണുമ്പോള്‍, സ്ത്രീയെ സംബന്ധിച്ചിടത്തോളം അതിന് വൈകാരികാവേശഷം എന്നതിനപ്പുറം പല മാനങ്ങളുമുണ്ട്. ഇത് തിരിച്ചറിയുവാന്‍ സാധിക്കാത്ത പുരുഷന്മാരാണ് തന്റെ കായികമായ ബലം തെളിയിക്കുവാനുള്ള മാര്‍ഗമായി ആദ്യരാത്രിയും മണിയറയെയുമെല്ലാം

മലബാറിലെ രണ്ട് നാട്ടുരാജവംശങ്ങളായ സാമൂതിരിമാരും വള്ളുവനാട് രാജാക്കന്മാരും തമ്മിലുള്ള മൂന്നര നൂറ്റാണ്ട് നീണ്ട കുടിപ്പക പരാമർശിക്കുന്നിടത്താണ് മാമാങ്കം, മണിത്തറ, ചാവേറുകൾ, മണിക്കിണർ പോലുള്ള സംജ്ഞകൾ ചരിത്രത്തിൽ കടന്നുവരുന്നത്. ആളും കോപ്പും ആയുധസന്നാഹങ്ങളും എല്ലാം കണക്കിലേറെയുള്ള സാമൂതിരി മാമാങ്കവേദിയിലെ മണിത്തറയിൽ ഇരിക്കുമ്പോൾ ഉശിരുമാത്രം കൈമുതലാക്കി മരണമുറപ്പായിട്ടും എതിരിടാൻ ചെല്ലുന്ന ചാവേറുകളുടെ വീരചരിതം എത്ര നൂറ്റാണ്ട് കഴിഞ്ഞാലും കേൾക്കുന്നവരിൽ

രാവിലെ ഒരു സുഹൃത്തുമായി സംസാരിച്ചുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കെ 'പ്രകൃതി**' എന്ന പുതുവാക്കിൽ അടങ്ങിയ കൗതുകം ചർച്ചാവിഷയമായി. സോഷ്യൽ മീഡിയാപദാവലികളുടെ നിഘണ്ടുവിൽ പുതിയ പ്രയോഗങ്ങളും വാക്കുകളും ദിനംപ്രതി ചേർക്കപ്പെട്ടുകൊണ്ടേയിരിക്കയാണ്. എല്ലാം ഒന്നിനൊന്ന് കടുപ്പമേറിയത്. എന്തായാലും കപടപ്രകൃതി സ്നേഹികളോടുള്ള സകലപുച്ഛവും ഒറ്റയടിക്ക് ആവാഹിക്കാൻ മേല്പറഞ്ഞ വാക്കിനപ്പുറം എന്ത്! വൈകുന്നേരം കാന്തൻ എന്ന സിനിമ കണ്ടിറങ്ങുമ്പോൾ വീണ്ടും അതോർത്തു. കാരണം ഒറ്റവാക്കിൽ പറയാം.

കഴിഞ്ഞ വർഷത്തെ സംസ്ഥാന ചലച്ചിത്ര അവാർഡ് പ്രഖ്യാപനത്തിൽ മൂന്ന് അവാർഡുകൾ നേടിയ സിനിമയാണ് ശ്യാമപ്രസാദിന്റെ 'ഒരു ഞായറാഴ്ച'. അവാർഡെന്ന് പറയുമ്പോൾ അങ്ങനെ 'ചള്ള് ചീള്' കാറ്റഗറികൾ ഒന്നുമല്ല. മികച്ച സംവിധായകൻ, മികച്ച രണ്ടാമത്തെ ചിത്രം, മികച്ച എഡിററിംഗ് വിഭാഗങ്ങളിൽ ആയിരുന്നു ഒരു ഞായറാഴ്ച"യുടെ പുരസ്‌കാരനേട്ടം.അടിവര: എന്നാലും എന്റെ കുമാരേട്ടാ  

  പൊന്നാപുരം എന്നൊരു സാങ്കല്പികനാട്. അവിടെ എല്ലാകാര്യത്തിലും പെണ്ണുങ്ങൾക്കാണ് ആധിപത്യം. പഞ്ചായത്ത് പ്രസിഡന്റ് സ്ഥാനം കയ്യാളുന്നത് മുതൽ മുതൽ കായലിൽ നിന്ന് കക്ക വാരുന്നതും തെങ്ങിൽ കയറി തേങ്ങ അടർത്തുന്നതും വരെ സ്ത്രീകൾ. അതുമാത്രവുമല്ല, പുരുഷന്മാർ രണ്ടാംകിട പൗരന്മാരാണുതാനും അവിടെ. മറ്റ് പണിയൊന്നുമില്ലെങ്കിൽ കണ്ടോണ്ടിരിക്കാം ഈ 90മോഡൽ ഉൾട്ടാ പുൾട്ടാ എന്റർടൈനർ, കാരണം പടത്തിന്റെ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ അതൊന്നുമല്ലല്ലോ .

ചോല എന്ന സിനിമയുടെ ഫസ്റ്റ് ലുക്ക് പോസ്റ്ററിലെ ക്യാപ്‌ഷൻ തന്നെ ചോര എന്ന് വായിക്കുന്ന വിധത്തിലായിരുന്നു. കൂടുതൽ സൂക്ഷ്മതയോടെ നോക്കുമ്പോൾ മാത്രം ചോരയിലെ 'ര' പിന്നെ 'ല' ആയി ചോലയായി ഒഴുകിപ്പരന്നു. സിനിമയുടെ ഉള്ളടക്കം ആ ക്യാപ്‌ഷനിൽ തന്നെ വ്യക്തം. ചോലകൾ നിറഞ്ഞ മലമ്പ്രദേശത്ത് നിന്നും ഒരു ദുർബലനായ കാമുകനും കൗമാരക്കാരിയായ ജാനകിയും കാടിറങ്ങി നാട്ടിലേക്ക് വരുന്നു. സാങ്കേതിക തികവുള്ള ഒരു സനൽകുമാർ ശശിധരൻ സിനിമ എന്ന് അടിവര.

ലോകമെങ്ങുമുള്ള രാജ്യാന്തര ഫിലിം ഫെസ്റ്റിവലുകളിൽ കുറച്ച് നാളായി മലയാളം സിനിമകൾക്ക് നല്ല സ്വീകാര്യത കിട്ടുന്നുണ്ട്. ജല്ലിക്കെട്ട്, മൂത്തോൻ, ചോല വെയില്മരങ്ങൾ പോലുള്ള സിനിമകളുടെയൊക്കെ പ്രീമിയർ ലോകോത്തര ഫെസ്റ്റിവലുകളിൽ ആയിരുന്നു. ഇവയിൽ നിന്നെല്ലാം സജിൻ ബാബുവിന്റെ ബിരിയാണി വേറിട്ടു നിന്നത് റോമിൽ നടന്ന രാജ്യാന്തര ഫെസ്റ്റിവലിൽ പ്രീമിയർ നടത്തുകയും ഒപ്പം അവിടെ നിന്നുള്ള ഏഷ്യാറ്റിക്ക നെറ്റ്പാക്ക് അവാർഡ്

ಚಿತ್ರ:ಶ್ರೀ ಭರತ ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ: ಮಂಜು ಮಾಂಡವ್ಯ ನಟನೆ: ಮಂಜು ಮಾಂಡವ್ಯ, ಚಿಕ್ಕಣ್ಣ, ಸರಾ ಹರೀಶ್ ನಾಳೆ (ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ) ಕನ್ನಡದ 3 ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಮಂಜು ಮಾಂಡವ್ಯ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ರೈಟರ್. ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಾಮಿಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರು ಎತ್ತಿದ ಕೈ. 'ಶ್ರೀ ಭರತ ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ'ಯಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಇದು ಮತ್ತೆ ಸಾಬೀತಾಗಿದೆ. ಒಂದು ಹಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುವ, ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಅಂಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರ ಇದಾಗಿದೆ. ಮನರಂಜನೆ ನೀಡುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.  

ಜಾರ್ಖಂಡ್ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಜಮ್ತಾರ ಎನ್ನುವ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಭಾರತದ ''ಸೈಬರ್ ಕ್ರೈಮ್"ಗಳ ಕೇಂದ್ರಸ್ಥಾನವಾಗಿದೆ. ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಖಾತೆಗಳ ಒಟಿಪಿ ಹಾಗು ಎಟಿಎಂ ಕಾರ್ಡ್ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ನಕಲಿ ಕರೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡು ದುಡ್ಡು ದೋಚುವ ದೊಡ್ಡ ದಂಧೆ ಈ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಮೂಲಕ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಆ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಯುವಕರು ಈ ಅಪರಾಧದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗಿಗಳಾಗಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇದನ್ನೆ ವಸ್ತುವಾಗಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ನೆಟ್' ಫ್ಲಿಕ್ಸ್

ಟಾಲಿವುಡ್ ನ ಸ್ಟೈಲಿಶ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಅಲ್ಲು ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ 'ಅಲ ವೈಕುಂಠಪುರಂ ಲೋ' ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಂದು ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಟ್ರೈಲರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಹಾಡುಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಇಮ್ಮಡಿಗೊಳಿಸಿದ್ದ ಸಿನಿಮಾ, ಇಂದು ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ದೇಶದಾದ್ಯಂತ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲು ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಗೆ ನಾಯಕಿಯಾಗಿ ಪೂಜಾ ಹೆಗ್ಡೆ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅಲ್ಲು ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಹೇರ್ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಾಲೆಳೆದ ನಟಿ

ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಹೀರೋ ಅಜಯ್ ದೇವಗನ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ 100ನೇ ಚಿತ್ರ 'ತಾನಾಜಿ: ದಿ ಅನ್ ಸಂಗ್ ವಾರಿಯರ್' ಚಿತ್ರ ಇಂದು ದೇಶದಾದ್ಯಂತ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಮರಾಠಾ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಛತ್ರಪತಿ ಶಿವಾಜಿ ಮಹಾರಾಜ್ ಬಳಿ ಜನರಲ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದ ಮರಾಠಿ ವೀರ ತಾನಾಜಿ ಮಾಲುಸರೆ ಜೀವನಚರಿತ್ರೆ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಚಿತ್ರ ಈ 'ತಾನಾಜಿ: ದಿ ಅನ್ ಸಂಗ್ ವಾರಿಯರ್'. ಅಜಯ್ ದೇವ್ಗನ್,

ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ನ ಬಹು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಚಿತ್ರ 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ದೇಶದಾದ್ಯಂತ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಆಸಿಡ್ ಅಟ್ಯಾಕ್ ಸಂತ್ರಸ್ತೆ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಅಗರ್ವಾಲ್ ಜೀವನಾಧಾರಿತ ಚಿತ್ರ ಇದಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಅಗರ್ವಾಲ್ ಆಗಿ ದೀಪಿಕಾ ಪಡುಕೋಣೆ ಅಭಿನಯಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕಳೆದ ಎರಡು ದಿನಗಳಿಂದ 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನ ಬಹಿಷ್ಕರಿಸಿ ಎಂಬ ಕೂಗು ಸೋಷಿಯಲ್ ಮೀಡಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಳಿಬರುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೂ, 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಓಪನಿಂಗ್ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದೆ. ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ

'ಬಾಜಿರಾವ್ ಮಸ್ತಾನಿ', 'ಪದ್ಮಾವತಿ', 'ಪೀಕು' ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳ ಅದ್ಭುತ ನಟನೆಯ ನಂತರ ದೀಪಿಕಾ ಪಡುಕೋಣೆ 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ಸಿನಿಮಾವನ್ನು ಆಯ್ಕೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸಾವಲು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದ ದೀಪಿಕಾ, ಅದನ್ನು ತುಂಬ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ನೈಜಕಥೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕವಾಗಿ ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡ ತೆರೆ ಮೇಲೆ ತರುವಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ಸಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.

ಔಟ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಔಟ್ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ. ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇರ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೆಟ್ಟ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇರ್ತಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಹುಚ್ಚನಾದರೆ (ಮ್ಯಾಡ್) ಹೆಂಗಿರುತ್ತೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ದರ್ಬಾರ್. ಅದೇ ಎನರ್ಜಿ, ಅದೇ ಜೋಶ್, ಅದೇ ಫೈಟ್, ಅದೇ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್, ಅದೇ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್...ರಜನಿ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳನ್ನು ಖುಷಿಪಡಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ದರ್ಬಾರ್ ಸಕ್ಸಸ್. ಚಿತ್ರ: ದರ್ಬಾರ್ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಎ ಆರ್ ಮುರುಗದಾಸ್ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಲೈಕಾ ಪ್ರೊಡಕ್ಷನ್ಕಲಾವಿದರು: ರಜನಿಕಾಂತ್, ನಯನತಾರ,

ಸೂಪರ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ರಜನಿಕಾಂತ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ ಬಹುನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯ ದರ್ಬಾರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಂದು ದೇಶ ವಿದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ವರ್ಷನ್ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಹಿಂದಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ರಿಲೀಸ್ ಗೂ ಮೊದಲೆ ಬಾರಿ ಕ್ರೇಜ್ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕಿದ್ದ ದರ್ಬಾರ್ ಇಂದು ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ರಿಲೀಸ್ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಈಗಾಗಲೆ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಬೆಳ್ಳಂಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆಯೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸಿ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಮೇಕಿಂಗ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಪ್ರಶಂಸೆಗಳಿಸಿದ ಉಗ್ರಂ, ಟಗರು, ಮಫ್ತಿ, ಕೆಜಿಎಫ್, ಸಾಲಿಗೆ ಸೇರುವ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಸಚಿನ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ ಬಹುನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಅವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಚಿತ್ರ. ಅವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಫ್ರೇಮ್ ನಲ್ಲೂ ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡದ ಪರಿಶ್ರಮ ಎದ್ದು ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಲೈನ್ ಅನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಡಿಫರೆಂಟ್ ಆಗಿ ತೆರೆಮೇಲೆ ತರಬಹುದು ಎನ್ನುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊಡಬಹುದಾದ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಈ

ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ರಕ್ಷಿತ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಅಭಿನಯದ ಬಹುನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯ ಅವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಇಂದು ರಾಜ್ಯದಾದ್ಯಂತ ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಾಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಭಾರಿ ಕುತೂಹಲದಿಂದ ಕಾಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಇಂದು ದರ್ಶನ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣನಾಗಿ ರಕ್ಷಿತ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಮಿಂಚಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಪಾತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಟಿ ಶಾನ್ವಿ ಶ್ರೀವಾತ್ಸವ್ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಸಚಿನ್ ಚೊಚ್ಚಲ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಡಿ ಬಂದ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣನಿಗೆ ಪುಷ್ಕರ್

ಒಂದು ಅನೂಹ್ಯ ವಾತಾವರಣದ ಒಳಗಡೆ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮರೆತು ಪರಸ್ಪರ ಎದೆ ಬಗೆದು ಕೊಲ್ಲಲು ಕಾದ ರಕ್ಕಸರು ಹಾಗು ಎಲ್ಲ ನೋವುಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ಜೀವನಪ್ರೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಕಾಪಾಡಿಕೊಂಡು ಬಂದಿರುವ ಕೂಟದ ನಡುವಣ ನಾರಾಯಣನ ವಿನೋದ ಲೀಲೆಯೇ ಅವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಸಿನೆಮಾದ ಮೂಲ ತಿರುಳು. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಚೋದನೆ ಹಾಗು ಭಾವೋದ್ವೇಗಕ್ಕೆ ಜಾಗವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ, ಮನರಂಜನೆಯೇ ಎಲ್ಲ. ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಸಿನೆಮಾಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಪಾಗೆಟ್ಟಿ ವೆಸ್ಟರ್ನ್

ಈ ವರ್ಷದ ಬಹು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಅಂತೂ ತೆರೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಕಾಯಿಸಿದ್ದ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಭಕ್ತರಿಗೆ ದರ್ಶನ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ನಾರಾಯಣನ ಲೋಕ ಬೇರೆಯದ್ದೆ ರೀತಿ ಇದೆ. ದೃಶ್ಯ ವೈಭವದ ಮೂಲಕ ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡದ ಶ್ರಮ ಪ್ರತಿ ದೃಶ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿದೆ.

ಭಾರೀ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕಿದ್ದ ಸಲ್ಮಾನ್ ಖಾನ್, ಸೋನಾಕ್ಷಿ ಸಿನ್ಹಾ, ಸುದೀಪ್, ಮುಖ್ಯಭೂಮಿಕೆಯ ದಬಾಂಗ್ ಸರಣಿಯ 'ದಬಾಂಗ್ - 3' ಚಿತ್ರ ಕನ್ನಡವೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ವಿಲನ್ ಆಗಿ ಕಿಚ್ಚ ಸುದೀಪ್ ಅಭಿನಯಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎನ್ನುವ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಕುತೂಹಲಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಈ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಖುಷಿಗೊಳಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿದೆಯೇ ಎಂದರೆ, ಅದಕ್ಕೆ

ದಬಾಂಗ್, ದಬಾಂಗ್ 2 ಬಳಿಕ ದಬಾಂಗ್ 3 ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಬಂದಿದ್ದು, ಈ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳಂತೆ ಇದು ಕೂಡ ಭರಪೂರ ಮನರಂಜನೆ. ಚುಲ್ ಬುಲ್ ಪಾಂಡೆ ಜೊತೆ ಈ ಸಲ ಕಿಚ್ಚ ಸುದೀಪ್ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದು, ದಬಾಂಗ್ 3 ಮ್ಯಾಜಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ. ಚಿತ್ರ: ದಬಾಂಗ್ 3 ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಪ್ರಭುದೇವ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಅರ್ಬಾಜ್ ಖಾನ್, ಸಲ್ಮಾನ್ ಖಾನ್

'ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರಿಗೆ ಸುವರ್ಣಾವಕಾಶ' ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ನಾಯಕ, ನಾಯಕಿ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಒಂದಷ್ಟು ಪಾತ್ರಗಳ ಸುತ್ತ ಕಥೆ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಸರಳ ಕಥೆಯನ್ನು ಮನರಂಜನೆಯಾಗಿ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 'ಕೆಲವೊಂದು ಎಂದಿಗೂ ಕಳೆದು ಹೋಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.. ಕಳೆದು ಹೋದ ಹಾಗೆ ಅನಿಸುತ್ತೆ ಅಷ್ಟೇ..' ಎಂಬ ಸಂದೇಶ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ.

ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ನ ಬಹುನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯ ದಬಾಂಗ್-3 ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಂದು ದೇಶ-ವಿದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸೀರಿಸ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಾಗಿರುವ ದಬಾಂಗ್ ನ ಮೂರನೆ ಆವೃತ್ತಿ ಇಂದು ಗ್ರ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ಆಗಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ದಬಾಂಗ್-3 ಕನ್ನಡರಿಗೂ ವಿಶೇಷವಾದ ಸಿನಿಮಾವಾಗಿದೆ. ಅಭಿನಯ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಕಿಚ್ಚ ಸುದೀಪ್ ವಿಲನ್ ಆಗಿ ಅಬ್ಬರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸಲ್ಮಾನ್ ಖಾನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸುದೀಪ್ ನೋಡಲು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಕಾತರದಿಂದ

ಚಾಲೆಂಜಿಂಗ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ದರ್ಶನ್ ಅವರಿಗಿರುವ ಮಾಸ್ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗಾಗಿಯೇ ವೀರಂ ಚಿತ್ರದ ರಿಮೇಕ್ ರೈಟ್ಸ್ ಅನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ ಸಂದೇಶ್ ನಾಗರಾಜ್ ತಂದಿರಬಹುದು. 'ಒಡೆಯ' ಚಿತ್ರ 2014ರಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದ, ಅಜಿತ್, ತಮನ್ನಾ ನಟನೆಯ ತಮಿಳಿನ ವೀರಂ ಚಿತ್ರದ ರಿಮೇಕ್. ಕನ್ನಡದ ನೇಟಿವಿಟಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಂತೆ, ಭಟ್ಟಿ ಇಳಿಸಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರವಾಗಿರುವುದರಿಂದ, ಕಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶ ಎಂ.ಡಿ.ಶ್ರೀಧರ್ ಕೈಹಾಕಿಲ್ಲ. Odeya

'ಒಡೆಯ' ಮಾಸ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಕ್ಲಾಸ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಖಾರದ ಫೈಟ್ ಗಳು ಇವೆ, ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಸಿಹಿಯೂ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಇದು 'ವೀರಂ' ಸಿನಿಮಾ ರಿಮೇಕ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದು, ಬೇರೆ ಅಂಶಗಳನ್ನು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ. ಕಾಮಿಡಿ, ಲವ್, ಅಣ್ಣತಮ್ಮಂದಿರ ಸಂಬಂಧ ತುಂಬಿರುವದ ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಪ್ಯಾಕೇಜ್ 'ಒಡೆಯ'.

ಚಿತ್ರ: ಅಳಿದು ಉಳಿದವರು ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಅರವಿಂದ್ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಅಶು ಬೇದ್ರ ಕಲಾವಿದರು: ಅಶು ಬೇದ್ರ, ಪವನ್ ಕುಮಾರ್, ಸಂಗೀತಾ ಭಟ್, ಬಿ.ಸುರೇಶ್ ಇತರರು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ: 6 ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ 2019 ಹುಟ್ಟಿಗೂ, ಸಾವಿಗೂ, ನೋವಿಗೂ ನಲಿವಿಗೂ ಒಂದು ಕಾರಣ ಇದ್ದೇ ಇದೆ. ಕಾಣಿಸುವುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಯಾರಿಗೂ ಚಿಂತೆ ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ಕಾಣದೆ ಇರುವುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಭ್ರಮೆ,

ರೈನ್ ಬೋ, ಸತ್ಯಕಥಾ ಪ್ರಸಂಗ, ಗಿರ್ ಗಿಟ್ಲೆ, ಉತ್ತರ, ಪಡುವಾರಹಳ್ಳಿ, ಸಾಗರ ಸಂಗಮ, ಲಚ್ಚವ್ವ ಈ ಏಳು ಕಥೆಗಳ ಸಂಗಮವೇ 'ಕಥಾ ಸಂಗಮ'. ಈ ಕಥೆಗಳ ಪೈಕಿ ಕೆಲವು ತುಂಬ ಇಷ್ಟ ಆಗುತ್ತವೆ. ಅದರಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಕೊನೆಯ ಕಥೆ 'ಲಚ್ಚವ್ವ' ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ನಗಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ, ಭಾವುಕ ಆಗುವಂತೆಯೂ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.

ಪ್ರೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕೆಂದು ಉತ್ಸಾಹದಿಂದ ಹೊರಟಿರುವ ಯುವಕ ಅರ್ಜನ್, ಅದೇ ಊರಿಗೆ ಹೊರಟಿರುವ ಸನ, ಆಗಲೆ ಬುಕ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದ ಕಾರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪಯಣ ಬೆಳೆಸಲು ಬಂದ ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಗೆ ಕಾರು ಸಿಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ತಡವಾಗಿ ಬಂದ ಕಾರಣ ಕಾರು ಸನಾ ಪಾಲಾಗಿರುತ್ತೆ. ಆಗಲೆ ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸನಾ ಇಬ್ಬರು ಆಕಸ್ಮಿಕವಾಗಿ ಭೇಟಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇಬ್ಬರು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಾದ ಕಾರಣ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರಾಗಿ ಒಂದೆ ಕಾರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಜರ್ನಿ

ಶ್ರೀರಾಮಚಂದ್ರನ ಪರಮಭಕ್ತ. ರಾಮನಂತೆ ಏಕಪತ್ನಿ ವ್ರತಸ್ಥ. ಮದುವೆ ಆದ್ಮೇಲೆ ಹೆಂಡತಿಯನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಮದುವೆಗೂ ಮುಂಚೆ ಯಾರನ್ನು ಕಣ್ಣೆತ್ತಿ ನೋಡಲ್ಲ, ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಮಾಡಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಶಪಥ ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಅಪ್ಪಟ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಚಾರಿಯ ದಾಂಪತ್ಯ ಸಂಕಟದ ಕಥೆ. ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಖುಷಿ ಕೊಡುತ್ತೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ... ಚಿತ್ರ: ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಚಾರಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಚಂದ್ರಮೋಹನ್ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಉದಯ್ ಕೆ ಮೆಹ್ತಾ

'ಕನ್ನಡ್ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ' ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಟೈಟಲ್ ಕೇಳಿದ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಇದು ಕನ್ನಡದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಇರುವ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಎನ್ನುವ ಊಹೆ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ. ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ ಈ ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಸುತ್ತಲು ನಡೆಯುವ ಕಥೆ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಆ ಚೌಕಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಕ್ರೈಂ ಥ್ರಿಲ್ಲರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸ್ ಥ್ರಿಲ್ಲರ್ ಅಂಶಗಳನ್ನು ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರು ಸೇರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಚಿತ್ರದ ವಿಷಯ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನೋಡಲು ತುಂಬ ತಾಳ್ಮೆ ಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.

ಕಡಿಮೆ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಎಂಬ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಶಾಲೆಯನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿರಬೇಕು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಕಾನ್ವೆಂಟ್ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಬೇಕು. ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಮಾರ್ಕ್ಸ್ ಮೇಲೆ ಪೋಷಕರ ಗೌರವ ಅಳೆಯಲಾಗುತ್ತೆ. ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಓದುವ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಪೋಷಕರ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತಿಕಗೆ ನಿರ್ಧಾರವಾಗುತ್ತೆ. ಇಂತಹ ಮನಸ್ಥಿತಿವುಳ್ಳ ಸಮಾಜದಿಂದ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಎಷ್ಟ ತೊಂದೆಯಾಗುತ್ತೆ? ಇಂತಹ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯ ಸಮಾಜವನ್ನು ಮನರಂಜನೆಯ ಮೂಲಕ ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಿದೆ ಕಾಳಿದಾಸ

ದೆವ್ವಗಳು ತುಂಬಿದ ಮನೆ. ಆ ದೆವ್ವಗಳು ಮನೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರಹಾಕುವ ಸಾಹಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೈಹಾಕುವ ರಘುಪತಿ-ರಾಘವ-ರಾಜ-ರಾಮ್. ದೆವ್ವಗಳು ಜೊತೆ ಈ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರ ಜುಗಲ್ ಬಂದಿ ಸಖತ್ ಮಜಾ ಕೊಡುತ್ತೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ.... (ಮಾಹಿತಿ: ತಮಿಳಿನ 'ಪೆಟ್ರೋಮ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್' ಚಿತ್ರದ ರೀಮೇಕ್) ಚಿತ್ರ: ಮನೆ ಮಾರಾಟಕ್ಕಿದೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಮಂಜು ಸ್ವರಾಜ್ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಎಸ್ ವಿ ಬಾಬು ಕಲಾವಿದರು:

Ugo Humbert won his maiden ATP Tour title with a 7-6(2) 3-6 7-6(5) win over fifth seed Benoit Paire in a thrilling all-French final at the Auckland Classic on Saturday.

Rising Kazakh talent Elena Rybakina overcame a gulf in experience to beat China's Zhang Shuai 7-6(7) 6-3 in the Hobart International final on Saturday and claim her second WTA title.

Naomi Osaka has learned to appreciate her victories more after enduring the "toughest" year of her fledging career and the Japanese world number three says mentally she is in a better place to launch her Australian Open title defence.

Fears of more disruption to the Australian Open from bushfire smoke receded on Saturday as hundreds of children flooded the Melbourne Park precinct under sunny skies on Kid's Day at the year's first Grand Slam.

Having suffered burn-out at the end of a brilliant 2019, Daniil Medvedev is feeling rejuvenated and worthy of the hype he is generating as one of the top contenders outside the 'Big Three' at the Australian Open.

Michael Gregoritsch scored on his Schalke 04 debut and helped set up the other goal as they beat second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 on Friday as action in the Bundesliga resumed following the winter break.

An Iranian chess referee who has been accused of violating her country's Islamic dress code while adjudicating a women's tournament said that she does not want to return home from Russia out of fear for her safety.

Saracens are to accept their heavy deduction for breaching the Premiership's salary cap rules and will therefore be relegated at the end of the season, a report from The Guardian said on Friday.

Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Mexican goal machine Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez from Spanish side Sevilla, the Los Angeles Times reported https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/story/2020-01-17/chicharito-hernandez-signs-with-galaxy-to-become-highest-paid-player-in-mls on Friday.

The U.S. women's soccer team unveiled a 20-strong roster headlined by Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe for the Olympic qualifying tournament on Friday, as the four-time World Cup winners aim to reach their seventh consecutive Games.

Inter Milan have signed former England international Ashley Young from Manchester United on a six month contract, the Serie A club said on Friday.

South African coach Mark Boucher said he was concerned about the disciplinary regulations in cricket which led to fast bowler Kagiso Rabada being handed a one-match ban due to his overexuberant celebration during the third test against England.

Oil giants familiar to fans of fossil-fuelled Formula One are finding a new focus for their energies in the all-electric world of Formula E.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named England defender Harry Maguire as the team's new captain on Friday – the latest in a series of appointments which indicate the long-term plans the Norwegian has for the rebuilding of the club.

Real Madrid will be without captain Sergio Ramos and forward Gareth Bale for Saturday's La Liga match against Sevilla but are boosted by the return of top scorer Karim Benzema after he recovered from a muscle strain.

Burnley striker Ashley Barnes will be out for an unspecified period of time after having surgery for a persistent hernia issue, manager Sean Dyche confirmed on Friday.

Everton forward Richarlison will miss Saturday's Premier League trip to West Ham United with a minor knee injury, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard poured cold water on reports linking Ross Barkley with a loan move this month to West Ham United, saying on Friday he was happy with the England midfielder.

Premier League referees are being instructed by the PGMOL, the body responsible for elite match officials in the English game, to make more use of pitchside monitors for red card decisions.

Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope both scored centuries as a dominant England took a firm grip on the third test against South Africa, declaring on 499 before reducing the hosts to 60 runs for two wickets at the close of the second day on Friday.

Lawyers in Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial finished selecting 12 jurors on Friday to decide the former Hollywood producer's fate, as prosecutors renewed an accusation that the defense had unfairly tried to block white women from serving on the jury.

Sleek double-breasted suits, luxurious patterns and silky fabrics mingled to celebrate tailoring in a timeless menswear collection at the Christian Dior catwalk in Paris on Friday.

U.S. television streaming company Netflix has opened a new Paris office and plans to develop more than 20 original French-language productions in 2020, it said on Friday.

The organizers of the Grammy Awards have placed their president and chief executive, Deborah Dugan, on leave because of an "allegation of misconduct" they said in a statement, noting that the Jan. 26 show would go on as planned with an interim head.

Four men and three women were chosen on Thursday as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.

When lawyers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial question potential jurors on Thursday, they may already know who has used the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter or criticized victims of sexual harassment in a Facebook discussion.

How do you make a computer-generated lion, warthog and hyena look real while singing and talking at the same time?

French film director Christophe Ruggia has been charged with sexual assault of a minor, Paris prosecutors said on Thursday, in a case involving a girl cast in one of his films nearly two decades ago.

The next James Bond will not be a woman, the movies' producer said in an interview, as speculation mounts about who could replace Daniel Craig as the legendary 007.

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday asked a New York state appeals court to delay his rape trial and move it out of Manhattan, the day before the final phase of jury selection is scheduled to begin.

A television series developed for Apple Inc by famed director M. Night Shyamalan blatantly copied a 2013 film, a copyright lawsuit filed on Wednesday claimed.

Sir Patrick Stewart said returning to "Star Trek" was irresistible as he led a new generation of cast members down the red carpet for the premiere of a series devoted to his much-loved character Jean-Luc Picard.

Late superstar Whitney Houston and five other artists and bands, living and dead - and representing a wide range of musical genres, including pop, electronica and rap - were unveiled on Wednesday as this year's inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

American teen pop sensation Billie Eilish said on Tuesday she was honored to have been chosen to write and record the theme song from the upcoming James Bond film "No Time to Die."

Rapper Jay-Z on Tuesday sued two Mississippi prison officials on behalf of 29 inmates who say authorities did nothing to stop violence that has killed five prisoners in the last two weeks, NBC News reported.

Filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts are hoping the Oscar nomination for their documentary "For Sama" will remind people of the plight of Syrians affected by the country's nearly nine-year-old civil war.

Amazon.com Inc unveiled the first cast of actors for its highly anticipated "The Lord of the Rings" streaming television series on Tuesday, including two "Game of Thrones" veterans, and said production would begin in New Zealand next month.

U.S. director Spike Lee has been named president of the jury for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, organizers said on Tuesday

Dark comic-book story "Joker" led nominations on Monday for the Oscars in a best picture lineup dominated by stories by or about men and featuring only one actor of color despite efforts over the past few years to diversify the field.

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho said he was surprised and overjoyed when the film won six Oscar nominations on Monday, a historic first for South Korea's film industry and a sign that language is no longer a barrier to global success.

Deegan, 18, will compete in her first race next week as a Ford development driver, co-driving the No. 22 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 with Chase Briscoe in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Race at Daytona International Speedway.The paint scheme of the car Deegan and Briscoe will drive in the race was unveiled Friday and its red, white and blue livery is a tribute to the Roush ...Keep reading

The 1.42-mile venue in the Chilean capital underwent extensive revisions ahead of its second FE race, including the removal of a tight chicane along the long, sweeping left-handed Turn 8. This move follows the FIA and FE working together to eliminate the use such chicanes following a string of high-profile incidents during the 2018-19 campaign.The flatout corner now leads into a blind ...Keep reading

It has emerged ahead of this weekend’s Santiago E-Prix that the Chilean capital will not feature on FE’s 2020-21 calendar, but the championship is keen to maintain a presence in South America, with Rio de Janeiro – an event Piquet is focused on organising – the leading candidate for a new race on the continent.South America is a key territory for FE due to its large automotive market ...Keep reading

After a miserable season aboard the factory Honda in 2019, in which he failed to register a top 10 finish due to difficulties in adapting to the bike and numerous injury woes, Lorenzo announced on the eve of the Valencia finale that he would be retiring from racing.  Making his grand prix debut in 2002 at Jerez on the day of his 15th birthday, Lorenzo spent 19 years in the paddock, winning ...Keep reading

Speaking in a Motorsport Leaders Business Forum session at Autosport International concerning government apathy towards motorsport, Motorsport UK chairman Richards highlighted the importance of promoting the positive change brought about through motorsport to generate support and referenced F1 “shooting themselves in the foot” over how the 50% thermally-efficient hybrid ICE engines were ...Keep reading

The program will include on-track racecraft coaching sessions in the Acura NSX GT3 Evo from drivers such as Ryan Eversley, Kyle Marcelli, Mario Farnbacher and Dane Cameron, while the off-track element will include lessons on how to communicate effectively with team engineers and personnel, and also how to market yourself and search for sponsors.John Whiteman, manager of HPD commercial ...Keep reading

But while the star attractions from Formula 1 – Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris – served to delight fans as they signed autographs and answered questions on the main stage, something highly significant regarding the future was taking place just a few steps away.For amid the record crowds that attended Birmingham – nearly 100,000 people – there was one spot of the exhibition hall that ...Keep reading

Alonso, who has been sampling various motorsport categories after leaving Formula 1 as a two-time champion, posted a best stage finish of runner-up in a Toyota Gazoo-run Hilux in his first Dakar outing.Though a stop for repairs on the second stage and a roll on the 10th stage cost him several hours in the general classification, Alonso was buoyed by how competitive he has proven, and believes ...Keep reading

In its previous iteration as Force India, the Silverstone-based team enjoyed steady improvements in results year-on-year, but this did not prevent it from running into financial trouble and having to go into administration last year.The team's future was secured after a takeover by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, but its relative performance slipped in 2019 and it dropped three places to ...Keep reading

The 48-year-old Straver was contesting his third Dakar rally on a KTM 450 EXC, again competing in the 'Original by Motul' class after topping it the year prior.The sub-category features riders competing without any assistance crews, with Dakar organiser ASO instead providing certain resources.Straver entered the 11th stage 38th in the overall bike classification, but crashed in the opening ...Keep reading

The development, which is situated about 30 miles from Riyadh, is part of a major new entertainment and commercial complex that is being built against the backdrop of a spectacular mountain range.With the layout having been designed by former grand prix driver Alex Wurz to the FIA Grade 1 standards required to hold an F1 race, the aim is to be ready for a grand prix if Saudi Arabia is ...Keep reading

The 2020 Mercedes will be driven by reigning F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas during the season, as the team will look to score its seventh successive title of the hybrid era.The car will make its on-track bow on February 14 at the venue of the British Grand Prix, three days after Mercedes’ main rival Ferrari’s 2020 unveiling is poised to kick off F1’s ‘launch ...Keep reading

Charles Leclerc scored two wins and seven pole positions on his way to fourth in the F1 championship in his first season with Ferrari in 2019, and that led to a new long-term contract.Now Ferrari has added Arthur Leclerc to the Ferrari Driver Academy, after he scored one win, seven further podiums and two fastest laps in his first season of German F4 with US Racing.Arthur Leclerc was a ...Keep reading

Following some turbulence at the top of the company – triggered by the sudden ousting of former boss Carlos Ghosn – Renault's interim management announced last year that it was reviewing all its activities, including F1.That review has been impacted by the confirmation of the 2021 regulations in October, and the subsequent delivery to teams of a draft Concorde Agreement.Abiteboul is ...Keep reading

Partnering up with a new co-driver in Sean Berriman for the 2020 edition, Currie was among a number of Can-Am drivers vying for supremacy in the first week of competition.But as his rivals dropped away one by one, and defending champion Francisco 'Chaleco' Lopez gave up nearly an hour in the first stage after the rest day, Currie was suddenly in possession of a 30-minute lead.Lopez made ...Keep reading

Previously a champion in 2014, Karginov led Anton Shibalov to wrap up what was ultimately a walkover Kamaz win, even if it had threatened to become less straightforward than expected in the early stages of the event.Against the backdrop of Eduard Nikolaev and Dmitry Sotnikov, who were first and second for Kamaz last year, dropping out of contention in the opening week, the Belorussian MAZ ...Keep reading

The British marque has announced that FIA World Endurance Championship regular Dalla Lana will be replaced by AMR junior driver Andrew Watson for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser.Watson, 24, was part of the Garage 59 squad's assault on the Blancpain GT Series (now GT World Challenge Europe) Endurance Cup last year. He'll partner Mathias Lauda, Pedro Lamy and Ross Gunn ...Keep reading

Two-time world rally champion Sainz, father of McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr, finished 6m21s clear of reigning champion Nasser Al-Attiyah after 12 stages.Representing X-raid Mini in this year's event, Sainz will now have won the Dakar with three different manufacturers, having previously triumphed with Volkswagen in 2010 and Peugeot in 2018.The victory is X-raid Mini's first ...Keep reading

Casale, who returned after a one-year excursion into the SxS category last year, dominated the quad class for the duration of the marathon.Laying the foundation of his title with three stage wins in the first four days, he finished every time in the top three until Stage 10, which threw a spanner in the works as he got lost and conceded much of his lead.But Casale was not fazed as he beat ...Keep reading

Brabec, who is in his fifth Dakar and had been leading when he retired with an engine failure last year, has taken the overall lead with a win in Stage 3 and never surrendered it, placing in the top five in all but one of the remaining stages.The one exception was the penultimate day when Pablo Quintanilla was able to close the gap from 25 to 13 minutes ahead of the shortened last ...Keep reading

The 2.9-kilometre circuit has filled the fifth-round TBC on the initial TCR Australia schedule announcement, with the series set to head to south east Queensland on the July 3-5 weekend.TCR Australia will headline a full Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships round at the venue, the first since 2011, with the Porsche Sprint Challenge (formerly GT3 Cup Challenge) and Touring Car Masters ...Keep reading

The parade concept was successfully trialled ahead of last year's 12 Hour, with 10 GT3 cars lapping the Mount Panorama circuit before heading to the Bathurst city centre under police escort.Organisers will no expand on the concept to feature the entire field, as well as adding a formal autograph session and driver Q&A while the cars are on static display in Russell Street.The parade ...Keep reading

Jones served as the driver during a two-day test at Homestead-Miami Speedway this week with NASCAR’s new car design, which will debut in the Cup Series in the 2021 season.While the test car still has a manufacturer-generic overall design, several features continue to stand out, including the far more stock-looking wheels and wheel well, body side molding and character lines, hood design and ...Keep reading

This follows initial test runs at Richmond and Phoenix at the end of last year, with Austin Dillon and Joey Logano driving respectively, and this car is set to form the basis of NASCAR’s Cup machinery from 2021.Click on the arrows on the images above to scroll through them.Read Also:Top Stories of 2019, #9: NASCAR bets the farm on Next Gen futureFord chief: NASCAR Next ...Keep reading

BMW Andretti driver Sims won the second race of the season-opening event in Diriyah to take an early title lead ahead of the Santiago race, which last year featured the headache of the track surface breaking up and scorching temperatures affecting the batteries.Sims discusses the upcoming race weekend with host Alex Kalinauckas, while the BMW driver also has his say on the ongoing debate about ...Keep reading

"Tickets worth Rupees 52,36,000 were unsold. Why all the tickets were not sold-out? DDCA started online ticket sale quite late that too without proper advertisement," Khanna claimed in a media release.

Axar Patel has become the highest placed India bowler in the latest ICC ODI rankings after breaking into the top-10 bowler's list while legspinner Amit Mishra has vaulted 25 places to enter the top-20.

TOI Sports runs the rule over the performers for India during their 3-2 ODI series win over New Zealand. A report card on the players who featured in India's first ODI series win at home in two years, over NZ across five matches.

Mishra didn't mince words when asked about the frustration of having to sit out, but added that coach Anil Kumble's tips had helped him tide over the low phase.

India completed a 3-2 series win over New Zealand by beating them in the decider at Vizag by 190 runs. Here we look at the several passages of play that stood out during the match.

Amit Mishra finished with 5/18, his second ODI five-wicket haul as India beat New Zealand by a whopping 190 runs at Visakhapatnam to clinch the five match ODI series 3-2. Mishra was named both Man of the Match and the Player of the series.

Dhoni lavished praise on his bowlers for the resounding series-clinching win over New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI, describing the effort as "one of the best performances by the bowlers".

"His (Anil Kumble) mental support is the biggest thing for me. I sat out for the entire Test series but he supported me mentally and told me "don't worry, your time will come"," leg-spinner Amit Mishra said.

Bruised and battered by India after being bundled out for a meagre 79 while chasing 270 in the series-deciding fifth and final ODI, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson today termed the performance of his batting department as "frustrating".

The New Zealanders, after being thrashed in the three-match Test series, were expected to put up a much improved show in the One-dayers – a format which they have done well in over the years.

Dhoni faced the conventional white ball and practised his trademark shots in a lengthy session at the nets. The series poised at 2-2, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli stayed away from the nets.

"I think the guys are pretty excited to do what no other NZ side has ever done before - come over here and win a one-day series. The excitement in the group is very high," Tim Southee said on the eve of the series decider.

​​Jadhav, who's playing in place of an indisposed Suresh Raina, bowled for the first time in international cricket when MS Dhoni gave him the ball ahead of the regular spin duo of Axar Patel and Amit Mishra on a seaming Dharamsala track in the first one-dayer.

After scores of 0, 12, 7* and 3, MS Dhoni was sent up the order to No. 3 against Pakistan and proceed to smash 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and four sixes, setting the platform for India's 356/9 at Visakhapatnam in April 2005.

With conditions overcast, the last thing India would want is a wash-out. Despite weakening, cyclone Kyant, there's forecast of localised downpours as both the teams will keep their fingers crossed.

"Batting down the order is one of the toughest things to do. You don't get a (ready-made) player who's complete, who bats at No.5, 6 or 7, all the time," skipper MS Dhoni said.

Sourav Ganguly insisted that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should stick to batting at No 4 which will enable him and Virat Kohli could play the finishers' role. The former Indian captain however said India were not becoming too much over dependent on Kohli.

Eyeing a historic bilateral ODI series win in India, New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor said they are hungry to win the five-match series decider on Saturday and make up for the 0-3 whitewash in Tests. "You don't often win series away from home especially in the sub-continent," Taylor said.

India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the job of a finisher is one of the toughest and it is difficult to find a 'complete' player who is adept at batting in lower order and take the team through when the chips are down.

A look at the major talking points from the fourth ODI between India and New Zealand played at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium on Wednesday where the hosts went down by 19 runs allowing the Kiwis to level the series 2-2

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Health authorities are concerned that a virus originating in central China could spread when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel during next week's lunar new year festival, but residents said there were was little anxiety in the city at the epicenter.

Chinese health authorities said on Saturday they had discovered four more cases of pneumonia following an outbreak of what is believed to be a new coronavirus strain in the central city of Wuhan, raising concerns that the disease could spread further.

The United States will begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected 45 more, public health officials said on Friday.

(Reuters Health) - Fewer than half of clinical trial sponsors reported their results to a U.S. government registry within a year of the trial's completion, flouting U.S. law and risking fines, British researchers reported on Friday.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration seeking to enforce new federal rules allowing employers to obtain religious exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide to employees pays for women's birth control.

A Pennsylvania judge on Friday slashed to $6.8 million from $8 billion a punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson to a man who said it failed to warn that boys using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts.

Bayer could be close to settling more than 75,000 cancer claims related to its Roundup herbicide, with mediator Ken Feinberg on Friday saying he was "cautiously optimistic that a settlement will ultimately be reached."

(Reuters Health) - Men who consume fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, might get a boost in fertility, a new study suggests.

(Reuters Health) - Heavy marijuana users who picked up the habit before age 16 have impaired driving skills even when they're not high, a small study suggests.

(Reuters Health) - - Only about one in four patients on Medicare receive cardiac rehabilitation recommended to help them recover from events like a heart attack or coronary bypass surgery, a U.S. study suggests.

Paraguay is bracing for a potential major epidemic of Dengue fever after recording close to 7,000 suspected cases in the first two weeks of 2020, similar to levels in the severe 2013 outbreak that led to 250 deaths.

Novo Nordisk's new diabetes pill, Rybelsus, will be covered by Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit managers, the Danish drugmaker said on Friday.

The Fitbit on your wrist not only counts your steps and minutes of sleep, it can also help tell if you're coming down with the flu - and warn health authorities to get ready to help.

Ethiopian farmer Ahmed Ibrahim batted empty water bottles at a swarm of desert locusts the size of his palms that were devouring his field of khat - the mildly narcotic leaf that is his family's main source of income.

Thailand has found a second case of a new Chinese coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, as they ramped up checks on Chinese visitors, nearly a million of whom are expected for Lunar New Year holidays next week.

While drinking in a nightclub in Mozambique in 2015, Kamal Moukheiber had an idea: a luxury cigar made not in Cuba, but in southern Africa.

For Xu, a mother and wife from central China, losing her family's entire pig herd to African swine fever almost meant not serving the cured pork, known as la rou, and dried sausage central to her Lunar New Year meals.

A second person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following an outbreak believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, local health authorities said.

Some 170 people who have spent time in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks have suffered from a gastrointestinal ailment "consistent with norovirus" and two have been diagnosed with the illness, park officials said on Thursday.

(Reuters Health) - - The "list price" for healthcare treatments can vary wildly and may not reflect what will appear on a patient's bill, a new study finds.

National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh is gearing up for her Hindi debut film Maidaan. She started shooting for the film in October last year with Ajay Devgn. However, according to recent reports, Keerthy might have opted out of the film.

Maidaan: After shooting for a schedule, is Keerthy Suresh considering to opt out of the Ajay Devgn starrer? Her team reveals the truth

When a news website contacted Keerthy Suresh's team, they said that they are still working out on the dates and that she's still part of the project. They said that they will get complete clarity in the coming days. Currently, Keerthy Suresh is working on multiple projects in the South which are at different stages of production.

Maidaan is based on the Golden years of Indian Football and will see Ajay Devgn essay the role of the legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim who is also known as the father of Indian football for his achievements in making India a top nation in Football during his lifetime. Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta, the film is directed by Amit Sharma, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively.

Also Read: Ajay Devgn opens up on playing Syed Abdul Rahim in Maidaan and meeting former player PK Banerjee in Kolkata

Emraan Hashmi ended 2019 with the film The Body. The film also starred Rishi Kapoor but failed to make an impression at the box office. The actor will start the New Year with Rumi Jaffrey's Chehre in which he plays a business tycoon opposite Amitabh Bachchan's lawyer. He will also turn police officer in Sanjay Gupta's Mumbai Saga and then start with the remake of the 2017 Malayalam horror thriller Ezra. Now, the actor is gearing up for the fourth movie of the year.  The film is titled Harami: The Bastard.

Emraan Hashmi’s next film titled Harami: The Bastard

Reportedly, Harami revolves around an orphan teenage pickpocket working in Mumbai's local trains along with his gang. His life takes another route when he faces the daughter of one of his victims who committed suicide after being robbed.

The film will be helmed by Shyam Madiraju who has directed the international film called Eden (2014). Being produced by Mohit Rastogi and Parvesh Kumar Singh under their banner Gobsmack Entertainment, this small-budget film went on the floors yesterday and is expected to be wrapped up in a start-to-finish schedule next month.

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi and team Chehre engage in an interactive session in Slovakia! 

One of India’s biggest multi-genre festival, Vh1 Supersonic, is all set to take over Pune from 7th - 9th February 2020. They have just announced the headliners and the full artist line-up and we cannot keep calm! So get your squad ready for the epic lineup as the festival has announced over 90 international and homegrown artists.

Diplo and Machine Gun Kelly to headline VH1 Supersonic, Z-pop stars to make India debut

Diplo, the Grammy-winning artist who is one of the most dynamic forces in music today has been confirmed as one of the headliners along with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly and the Denver-based artist Illenium. Along with the three headliners, Vh1 Supersonic will offer music lovers an unmissable opportunity to waterslide into the world of the popular rock band Chon; The Awakenings, this is the 5th year the mighty dutch techno brand ‘Awakenings ’ will be hosting festival’s techno stage; and Divine, one of the most popular rappers and hip-hop artists in India.

Another first to perform include Sampa The Great, Gryffin, Speedy J, Divine and Spanish sensation Ilario Alicante. Nestled in the city’s Mahalakshmi Lawns, the 2020 edition will be adorned with 6 alternate stages for insurmountable musical performances.

Speaking about the festival, Mahesh Shetty, Head - Network Sales, Viacom18, said, “Music is an emotion that culturally binds people of our country. Vh1 Supersonic has become a mainstay for festival-goers and with its seventh edition, we wish to take it to the next level and give world-class experiences curated for our patrons. Our strong association with Budweiser, American Tourister including other esteemed partners is what motivates us to come back with some of the most unique and upbeat themes for the musical extravaganza, year on year. We look forward to forging many such partnerships and give our superfans the best that they deserve.”

Nikhil Chinapa, Festival Curator, said, “Staying ahead of the curve and throwing surprises at our fans every year, Vh1 Supersonic is going a notch higher with the addition of two worldwide sensations, Diplo and the notorious “rap devil” Machine Gun Kelly, to its extravagant headliner lineup at the festival. Diplo’s recent releases include a string of global hits and collaborations with music’s A-listers and Machine Gun Kelly’s new single has smashed past the 100 million streams mark in the blink of an eye! We’re also proud to introduce a K-Pop group for the first time at Vh1Supersonic, opening new doors to new genres and making our Superfamily ever larger and more inclusive. Also joining us for their first-ever shows in India are Dutch techno giant Speedy J, and Spanish sensation Ilario Alicante. On mainstage, Zonderling, Gryffin, and Magnificence all make their debut appearances on Indian soil at Vh1Supersonic. It’s a dream lineup and all we need is you to #BeThereBeFree.”

Satiate your musical palate with the most diverse music and a special line-up of artists coming to India for the first time – Vh1 Supersonic 2020 is the ultimate weekend gateway. Be there, be free and get lost in the wilderness!

Z-pop stars will make their India debut between February 7th to February 9th, 2020 in Pune. The groups Z-Girls and Z-Boys include two Indians, Priyanka Mazumdar, and Sidhant Arora who are pumped to perform on home ground.

Slim Shady is back without any warming! Eminem has dropped a surprise full-length album titled 'Music to be Murdered By'. The album has collaborations from late Juice WRLD, Royce Da 5'9", Anderson. Paak, Skylar Grey among others.

Eminem drops surprise album Music To Be Murdered By, features late rapper Juice Wrld

In the artwork of the album, Eminem is dressed in black and white suit while holding a sade. This is his eleventh studio album.

Eminem's 2018 album 'Kamikaze' was also a surprise album that made its debut at No 1 on Billboard 200.

Music to Be Murdered By Album Tracklist

1. "Premonition (Intro)" 2. "Unaccommodating" featuring Young M.A 3. "You Gon' Learn" featuring Royce 5'9" and White Gold 4. "Alfred (Interlude)" 5. "Those Kinda Nights" (feat. Ed Sheeran) 6. "In Too Deep" 7. "Godzilla" featuring Juice WRLD 8. "Darkness" 9. "Leaving Heaven" featuring Skylar Grey 10. "Yah Yah" featuring Royce 5'9", Black Thought, Q-Tip & Denaun) 11. "Stepdad (Intro)" 12. "Stepdad" 13. "Marsh" 14. "Never Love Again" 15. "Little Engine" 16. "Lock It Up" featuring Anderson .Paak 17. "Farewell" 18. "No Regrets" (feat. Don Toliver) 19. "I Will" featuring KXNG Crooked, Royce 5'9" and Joell Ortiz 20. "Alfred (Outro)"

For the past two years, Anu Malik has been mired in controversy ever since #MeToo movement exploded in India. The music composer was fired from Indian Idol 11 after the channel was called by netizens and singers including Neha Bhasin, Sona Mohapatra, and Shweta Pandit among others. In November 2019, he returned to the show but again the makers were slammed.

National Commission for Women closes sexual harassment case against Indian Idol judge Anu Malik

In a lengthy post, Anu Malik said, "Ever since the false and unverified allegations were levelled against me, it has not only ruined my reputation but affected me and my family's mental health left us traumatized and tarnished my career. I feel helpless like I am being cornered and suffocated."

“Fighting a battle on social media is an endless process, at the end of which nobody wins. If this keeps on continuing, I will have no option but to knock on the doors of the courts to safeguard myself,” he said. “I don't know how much more slander and dirt my family and I can take. The show must go on. But behind this happy face. I am in pain. I am in a dark space. And justice is all I want,” he concluded.

Now, National Commission for Women has closed the case against Anu Malik due to lack of communication and substantial evidence sought from the complaint. The complainant had said more women had complaints against Anu Malik but no complaint was filed. They said that this isn't permanent closure of the case. If the complainant brings more evidence or submits any kind of document, they can reopen the case.

ALSO READ:  Anu Malik responds to allegations of sexual misconduct; says it left his family traumatized and tarnished his career

They haven’t really worked together since My Name Is Khan in 2010, although Shah Rukh Khan did make a guest appearance in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil three years ago. But that apart, the two once-inseparable friends (Karan Johar had once told me he can’t dream of making a film without SRK) stayed away from one another, even during the last season of Karan’s Koffee With Karan.

Is Karan Johar bringing Shah Rukh Khan & Ranbir Kapoor together

That’s about to change. If sources close to the development are to be believed, Karan Johar is planning a full-fledged film with Shah Rukh Khan again. “Something different and yet very very mainstream. Because SRK is not in an experimental mood after what happened to his last film Zero. Karan Johar is looking at directing Shah Rukh in a blockbuster,” says the source.

Apparently the film that Karan Johar would direct would bring Shah Rukh together with Ranbir Kapoor. We can only wait for further announcements.

Also Read: Karan Johar to adapt the book on Indian spymaster R.N Kao on the big screen

Namit Das has starred in films like Wake Up Sid, Pataakha, Sui Dhaaga, and many others. The actor is not only popular in cinema, but on platforms like television, webspace, and theatre. He is also an aspiring filmmaker. And apart from these talents, there is one more skill that Namit has kept hidden from the world which is his love for making music. Namit’s father, Chandan Dass is a noted musician, and the actor has inherited this talent. Now, he is all set to showcase his skills to the world.

Namit Das to debut as music composer with Mira Nair's show, A Suitable Boy

Namit will be seen in filmmaker Mira Nair’s show, A Suitable Boy. For this, he has composed not one but three songs. These tracks, which go with the familial theme, will be used in the show at pivotal points. The artist has always been drawn to music and also works on making his own independent music with his bandmate Anurag Shanker. The duo is making independent music for five years now.

Talking about the significance of music in his life, Namit says, “When I was growing up, music would always be a part of all the activities we did as a family. My father is a singer and I too have trained in classical singing. I love acting but it gets time-consuming to jump from one character to another at times. I do make time for my band with Anurag Shanker but this is a different dimension of making music which I am really excited about. Now, with A Suitable Boy, I not only get to act but also explore a dream of mine to create music. The theme of the show is so unique that it was a challenge and I had a ball doing it.”

A Suitable Boy stars Ishaan Khatter and Tabu.

ALSO READ: Ishaan Khatter is in awe of Tabu in the first look of A Suitable Boy

Producer Shailendra Singh is starting the year off with a bang. In the pipeline are two powerful biopics that he is set to produce in collaboration with Reliance Entertainment this year- one titled M.S. Bitta: Hit-List which is jointly produced with Priya Gupta, the other is the inspirational life story of Kings United - the dance troupe, which recently won USD 1 million on the American reality show World Of Dance.

Shailendra Singh joins hands with Reliance Entertainment to produce two biopics

The biopic on M.S Bitta will celebrate the valour, courage, and strength of the man who survived multiple assassination bids in the mid-1990s, and now heads the All India Anti-Terrorist Front. The venerable M.S Bitta says, “I have dedicated my whole life to fighting terrorism for my India. I don’t fear any bomb in the world. I only fear ‘Political Terrorism.’ I am very honoured that Shailendra Singh, Priya Gupta, and Reliance Entertainment have united to share my story with the world.”

Singh's second film made news when he first acquired the rights of Kings United's life story. The working title for the film is The Kings and will be about the twenty young strugglers and their journey from gully to glory, from Nallasoapra to Los Angeles. Suresh Mukund, Founder of Kings United, says, “Our journey has been full of trials and tribulations, victory and glory. But we had a dream, and they only thing we knew to do, was to keep chasing that dream. We believe that Shailendra Singh truly understands our story and can translate it in to film. Now that Reliance Entertainment has come on board, we are even more excited to embark upon this new journey with them."

Shailendra Singh joins hands with Reliance Entertainment to produce two biopics

Shailendra Singh says, “I am inspired to make biopics and films on the true events that celebrate India, build Brand India and inspire young India – the youngest population on the planet. The biopics on the life of MS Bitta and Kings United are just the sparks that I have been waiting for with which to light a new fire in Bollywood. Building on my legacy of seventy-odd movies as a creative producer, making films for young India is my new innings in film making.”

Bigg Boss 13 has taken a new turn. This has been a family week as many contestants got to meet their family members after a really long time. The housemates have been eagerly waiting to spend time with them. In last night's episode, Shefali Zariwala's husband Parag Tyagi made a visit to the show.

Bigg Boss 13: Shefali Zariwala's husband Parag Tyagi reveals Himanshi Khurana has split with fiancé for Asim Riaz

Parag Tyagi, who is a Television actor, revealed to Asim Riaz that Himanshi Khurana has parted ways with her fiance and is waiting for him. When Asim reached out to his brother Umar Riaz, his brother indeed confirmed that Himanshi is waiting for him outside and that whatever Parag said was true.

During his visit, Parag also lashed out at Asim for speaking negatively about his wife. He said, "You got to know Himanshi Khurana for just 10 days and you could not tolerate rubbish being spoken about her. How do you expect me to bear this?"

Shefali Jariwala, Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana were extremely close in the show but their friendship turned sour after Himanshi's eviction.

ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 13: Asim Riaz opens up on marriage, hints that he wants to marry Himanshi Khurana

Filmmaker Kabir Khan is gearing up for the grand launch of the poster of his upcoming ambitious film, '83, starring Ranveer Singh as former Indian Captain Kapil Dev. The film stars an ensemble cast and the actors are set to launch the first group poster of the film in Hyderabad.

Ranveer Singh and '83 team to be joined by 1983 World Cup cricketers at poster launch in Hyderabad

The 1983 cricketers will also join the '83 squad in Hyderabad. Since the film is trilingual, the makers thought it would be a good idea to have a launch event in Hyderabad to get the South audience interested as well.

Kapil Dev, Madan Lal, Sunil Gavaskar, Mohinder Amarnath, Balwinder Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Syed Kirmani, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri, Kirti Azad, Yashpal Sharma, Roger Binny, Sunil Valson, Farokh Engineer and the team's manager, PR Man Singh will be attending the Hyderabad launch.

As far as the actors are concerned, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi among others will attend the launch. Deepika Padukone, who is playing Romi Bhatia and is also one of the producers, is expected to attend the event.

'83, helmed by Kabir Khan, is releasing on April 10, 2020.

ALSO READ: '83: Ranveer Singh unveils first look of Dinker Sharma as 'sabse shararti' Kirti Azad

Right after Street Dancer 3D release, Varun Dhawan will be gearing up for Coolie No 1 which is set for May 1 release. The actor is returning to comedy after Judwaa 2. He has another project in the making titled Mr. Lele which is a comedy thriller.

Varun Dhawan plays a Marathi man in Shashank Khaitan's Mr. Lele

Varun Dhawan will be playing Marathi man in Shashank Khaitan's film. The actor along with Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar will begin workshops soon. Varun will work to get the accent right for his role. The cast will also have individual script reading sessions and a group one to help them get their character's in sync. The film will go on floor in March.

This is Varun Dhawan's third outing with Shashank Khaitan after Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. They were supposed to start Rannbhoomi but the period drama has been put on hold.

Mr. Lele, produced by Dharma Productions, is set for January 1, 2021.

ALSO READ: Mr. Lele: Varun Dhawan wears nothing but an underwear in first look of Shashank Khaitan – Karan Johar’s comedy

Salman Khan is currently shooting for his Eid release titled Radhe-Your Most Wanted Bhai. The film is directed by Prabhu Dheva and will see Salman Khan playing a serious cop. Recently, in a conversation with Bollywood Hungama, musician Himesh Reshammiya revealed that he has recorded a song for Radhe.

Exclusive: Himesh Reshammiya collaborates with Salman Khan for Radhe

Himesh has created melodious songs for Salman in films like Bandhan, Hello Brother, Tere Naam, Sultan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo among others and didn’t fail to impress the audience. While talking about working with Salman Khan and the expectations around it, Himesh said, “I am doing a song in Radhe. I have just recorded the song. It is a blockbuster track. Salman Khan is such a big star that your track record with him should always go on the right path. There is always pressure with him to give the correct song. I do not question him ever. I make him listen to my work and then he takes the final call on them. At a conscious level, the pressure is high as the song cannot go wrong. A song would not fail because of him, because he carries every song like a star. So, if the song messes up, you realise that it is your fault. So, this pressure leads to good results. He always tells me that anybody can deliver 50 hits, but what about the future. He has always inspired me. I dedicate all my hit songs to him.”

Watch the full video here:

Radhe will see Salman Khan in a cop avatar that is different from his character in the Dabangg franchise. The film also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Arjun Kanungo.

Also Read: Singer Arjun Kanungo joins the cast of Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai 

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has represented India on the global level on several occasions. The fashion icon-philanthropist who has invariably shown keen interest in the matters of global importance was invited for the prestigious Davos House 2020.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja invited to speak at the prestigious Davos House 2020

Sonam was invited as the speaker at the global event, which has seen influential world leaders in attendance in the past. However, even though the actress was keen on being part of the forum, she could not make it to the event.

A source says, "Sonam really wanted to be part of Davos House 2020 and was honoured to have received the invitation to be a speaker there. However, her prior commitments prevented her from flying to Davos in time."

The prestigious event will take place from January 21 to January 24 in Davos, Switzerland.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja was last seen in The Zoya Factor with Dulquer Salman based on a namesake novel by Anjali Chauhan. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja will next be seen in the remake of a popular Korean film that will have Sujoy Ghosh producing the film along with Viacom 18. However, a formal announcement of the same is awaited.

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Marvel’s 2020 lineup is pretty interesting. One of the films announced in phase 4 line up is The Eternals and it is the only film that is currently under production. Marvel has finally released the synopsis of the upcoming film and we finally know where this story fits in the timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel releases The Eternals plot, teases new supervillains and aftermath of Avengers: Endgame

"Marvel Studios' The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years," begins the Eternals synopsis. "Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, The Deviants."

It seems like we'll meet The Eternals post-Avengers: Endgame which is in the year 2024. The supervillains The Deviants were created by the Celestials and terrorize humanity.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayek as Ajax, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kit Harington as Black Knight, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Riddlof as Makkari, Don Lee as Gilgamesh and Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos. The Eternals will be the next superhero team that will release in November 6, 2020.

ALSO READ: Leaked photos from The Eternals set reveal Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington shooting with Gemma Chan

Hollywood's action star Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, a former professional wrestler, passed away at the age of 75.

Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky Johnson passes away

The news announcement of the passing of Rocky Johnson, whose real name was Wayde Bowles, was made in a statement by World Wrestling Entertainment. The details of his death have not been revealed yet.

Rocky Johnson, famously known as Soulman, started his career in the 1960s with the National Wrestling Alliance before starting his journey in WWE, in 1983. Post his retirement, he trained Dwayne Johnson, who went onto become one of the most famous players as The Rock.

Dwayne Johnson, today, is the highest-paid entertainer in the world, as per Forbes. He is currently working on his supervillain role for DC's Black Adam.

ALSO READ: Dwayne Johnson to feature in NBC sitcom Young Rock based on his life, says “I had the childhood of Forrest Gump”

All these days, he has entertained us with his soulful voice. Moving on, singer Arjun Kanungo is now ready to begin a fresh inning as an actor this New Year! He will be making his acting debut with Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Now that sounds like a big break.

Singer Arjun Kanungo joins the cast of Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Arjun took to Instagram to confirm the news. "First big drop of 2020! You will see me acting in #Radhe this Eid!! A huge huge thank you to the amazing @beingsalmankhan for believing in me and giving me this opportunity ❤️ New year, new goals," he wrote.


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The singer has already started shooting and the excitement is such that he is having sleepless nights! He revealed in an interview, that his character, a complex one, was the right one to begin his acting career with. He always wanted to end up in films, and there you go!

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, directed by Prabhu Dheva, promises to be a strong dose of action and entertainment. There were rumours that the film was going to be a sequel of Salman's 2009 film Wanted, but the superstar rubbished the rumours.

Also starring Randeep Hooda and Disha Patani in pivotal roles, the film releases on May 22, 2020.

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Producer Sajid Nadiadwala recently announced that his next project, Bachchan Pandey, starring Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon and directed by Farhad Samji, will begin shooting from May this year. It will have a marathon schedule and the action drama will release during Christmas 2020. Now we have come to hear that Pooja Hegde has also been approached for the movie and will play a crucial role opposite Akshay in the movie. Pooja, Kriti and Akshay have all worked earlier in producer Sajid Nadiadwala's and Farhad's Housefull 4.

EXCLUSIVE Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde both to vie for Akshay Kumar’s love in Bachchan Pandey

Says a trade source, “There are roles for two actresses in Bachchan Pandey (Akshay Kumar). One is a girl with whom he falls in love with when he’s a youth and the other is when he’s more mature and grown up. Apparently, the story revolves around an honourable and brave man who is willing to sacrifice his happiness for his younger brothers. The brothers want to get married but cannot do so till he does. So they try to find a girl for him. When they find the girl, he fell in love with as a youth has married someone else, they match make with another girl and he falls in love with her. The story then turns to Bachchan Pandey rescuing his fiancée’s father from goons and safeguards her family. While Kriti Sanon plays the second girl (his brothers find) he falls in love with, Pooja has been approached to play the girl from his past.”

Bachchan Pandey was earlier called Land Of Lungi and reported to be a remake of the Tamil film Veeram, starring Ajith. Now the movie is called Bachchan Pandey, which is also what Akshay's character is called in the movie. Like Kriti Sanon, after Housefull 4, this will be Pooja’s second movie with the trio of Akshay Kumar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Farhad Samji for Bachchan Pandey. While in Housefull 4, Pooja had played Riteish Deshmukh's romantic interest; here she will play Akshay's. Initially Pooja Hegde was also approached for Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi with Akshay Kumar but it had not worked out.

Currently, Farhad is completing the script for Bachchan Pandey, after which the film will begin shoot from May this year and be complete by September for a Christmas 2020 release.

Also Read: In a unique twist Kriti Sanon and Farhad Samji are both part of two different movies – starring Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar!

It was with considerable excitement that Priyanka Chopra had last year announced a bio-pic on Osho Rajneesh’s trusted lieutenant and right-hand woman Ma Sheela. Often known as the power behind the throne, Ma Sheela makes for fascinating bio-pic material. And when Priyanka announced her decision to play Ma Sheela in a film to be directed by the Oscar winning director Barry Levinson our curiosity was piqued.

Rajneesh related films doomed, Priyanka Chopra starrer Ma Sheela on backburner

Not much has been heard of that project since its announcement a year back. Sources say Priyanka is right now looking at starting a family and another film. Also, Ma Sheela is way too controversial and allegedly wants creative control over Ms Chopra-Jonas’ project.

So where does that leave Ma Sheela? In the hands of Karan Johar, perhaps? The enterprising Karan had interviewed Ma Sheela recently for Netflix. One doesn’t know when that interview would be aired since Karan received a flurry of flak for fraternizing with the controversial lady.

In the meanwhile Netflix has also announced a documentary on Ma Sheela along with Karan Johar as co-producer.

In fact Karan Johar’s fascination with Ma Sheela and her mentor Rajneesh seems relentless. He was all set to produce a film on Rajneesh to be directed by Shakun Batra, Aamir Khan was to play the controversial Rajneesh while Karan Johar’s blue-eyed girl Alia Bhatt was all set to portray Ma Sheela.

That project too was aborted. So is there a jinx on all films pertaining to Osho and his beloved disciple? We wouldn’t really know until Priyanka officially relinquishes the right to make the film on Ma Sheela.

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Produced by Niranjan Iyengar and Ryan Stephen's Electric Apples Entertainment, written and directed by debutant Priyanka Banerjee for Large Short Films, Devi is perhaps the first short film that boasts of a cast of 9 actresses, starring Kajol, Shruti Hassan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, and Yashaswini Dayama.

Shruti Hassan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni among others star in short film titled Devi

Shot in 2 days, Devi is Kajol and Shruti's first short film ever. Devi is the story of nine oppressed women, from different strata of society, living a small room, faced with the dilemma of sharing their space and stories in a country all too used to tragedy & pain.

Barring the producers, Niranjan and Ryan, the art director, Sriram Iyengar (Bajirao Mastani, Namaste England & Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior), most of the crew was an all-women crew; Sarita Singh as DOP and Line Produced by Ritika Bajaj of Indian Storytellers.

Kajol says, "I couldn't have chosen a better subject than Devi for my first short film. It's a powerful statement, written very well by Priyanka. It's a poignant film, one that needs to be shared with the world, especially today. My character, Jyoti, is vastly different from me in many ways, but uncannily we share a lot too. In today's times when gender discrimination, abuse, and violence is being spoken about vociferously, films like Devi are far more relevant and I am glad to have got the opportunity to participate."

Shruti Haasan says, "I loved the concept of the film when I heard it. We often talk about sisterhood and how women need to stand with each other. Devi highlights that aspect in such a lovely way, with such a powerful message. It's disturbingly poignant and that's why I knew I had to be part of it, and I couldn't have found a more perfect film to make my debut on the digital platform!"

Neha Dhupia adds, "Sometimes as an actor you work in a film for the part that's offered to you and sometimes for the story you are helping the director tell, with Devi it was definitely the latter. Niranjan, Ryan, and Priyanka narrated Devi to me and as soon as I heard it I was certain that this is a narrative I want to be a part of... it got me thinking about the world we are living in and how as women we need to help other women. It’s strong it’s impactful and it gives you the chills. And it also reminds you how through the fragility of life as women we don’t have a choice but to stay strong. The part that stayed with me the most was most definitely the amazing women who worked on the project, and without revealing much I’d have to say the ending . Devi really is a film and a subject that stayed with me for the day even after we wrapped the shoot on it."

Neena Kulkarni says, "The script is moving and layered. I could actually see it unfolding before my eyes, as I read it. I was fascinated with the depth of each character, their interactions, and space where the story takes place. And I chose to be a part of it because it makes a strong comment on one of the most horrific crimes committed against women to date."

Mukta Barve adds, "Devi means a lot to me on so many levels. I feel that the subject of violence against women needs to be discussed in-depth, and I have tried to be part of the discussion through some of my projects as well. All the women in this story have suffered violence, irrespective of their social class, regardless of their ages. By shining a light on it, the film says that violence cannot be accepted as a norm, It has to stop. I am especially glad that Niranjan and Ryan chose to make this film. They have done a great job, and I was really happy to be part of this project."

ALSO READ: Kajol reveals how her love story with Ajay Devgn began 25 years back

Shah Rukh Khan’s fans may choose to get as impatient as they like. But the mega-star is not biting the bait. He will say yes only when he is absolutely sure of what he wants to do next. And the wait would soon be over. According to sources close to the development, Shah Rukh is all set to announce his next film in the next two months.

Shah Rukh Khan will sign a film in the next two months; and we know whom it is with

“Shah Rukh Rukh had around 30-35 solid offers that he was considering seriously. These included projects from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Yash Raj Films, Sajid Nadiadwala, T Series, etc., the biggest of banners. Shah Rukh has finally found what he was looking for. His next would be a film directed by Rajkumar Hirani which Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Hirani and Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies will produce,” says the informed source.

When further probed on the nature of the project, the source says it would be a “social comedy.”

“Relevant to what’s going on around us. But not too controversial,” says the source. Whatever he chooses to do next, success must be a pre-condition. This superstar cannot afford another failure right now.

Also Read: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to have a freewheeling chat with Shah Rukh Khan at an event in Mumbai

Luv Film’s Jai Mummy Di, which is all set to release this Friday, has given us yet another surprise right before it hits the screens. While there is a plethora that the makers have slowly unveiled as treat to us all, the most recent is that Pyaar Ka Punchnama leading ladies Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Raj Sharma are all set to have a cameo in Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall starrer.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama girls Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Raj Sharma to have cameo in Sunny Singh - Sonnalli Seygall's Jai Mummy Di

Both, Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Raj Sharma belong to the pool of Luv Films’ talents. And so does Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall. With the leading ladies coming together for Luv Films' upcoming film, they are surely going to create Punchnama magic that won over everyone earlier. With Jai Mummy Di, this powerpack is sure to bring a rollercoaster to the audience once again.

Jai Mummy Di is a light-hearted family comedy that will show how conflicting dynamics between the mothers lead to muddled chemistry between their own children and other members of both the families. It is not just Sunny and Sonnalli but along with this, the sour-sweet chemistry between Poonam Dhillon and Supriya Pathak is also highly promising.

Jai Mummy Di is written and directed by Navjot Gulati. It is presented by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar and produced by Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg. The film is all set to hit the theatres on 17th January 2020.

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Bringing you diverse stories, Netflix announced three films and the cast for the previously announced Freedom. These stories straddle a variety of genres and formats, including drama, suspense, and an anthology. With this, the streaming service further solidifies its commitment to making Indian films and taking untold Indian stories to the world. The announcement extends Netflix's global emphasis on giving audiences a breadth of award-winning, entertaining and enjoyable films, and comes on the back of its record 24 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Netflix announces four diverse films from Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Srishti Arya, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Vikramaditya Motwane

Srishti Behl Arya, Director, International Original Films, India, Netflix, said, “We are making films that our members in India and around the world will love. As we continue to expand our film slate in India, we are thrilled to work with imaginative storytellers who break boundaries and choose the unexpected over the safe. We want to be a home for India’s finest filmmakers and their unique, universal and personal stories.”

Here’s a look at the four films from Netflix’s Indian slate for 2020:


A hapless bank cashier’s life takes a turn when she finds a source of unlimited money choked in her own kitchen. The film is directed by Anurag Kashyap and stars Saiyami Kher and Rohan Mathew in pivotal roles.

Speaking on his most recent association with Netflix, Anurag Kashyap said, “I have found a home in Netflix and with every project, I do with them, I feel like I’m able to push my creative boundaries a little more. Choked is unlike anything I’ve done before, much like all my outings with Netflix, and is a story that, I believe will appeal to a varied audience.”

AK vs AK:

A brash film director kidnaps the daughter of a well-known movie star. While the star is relentlessly searching for his daughter, the director/kidnapper films the desperate search in real-time for his next blockbuster movie. The film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and stars Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap.

Talking about the upcoming film, Vikramaditya Motwane said, “AK vs AK has an extremely, unique and gripping storyline and Netflix is the perfect platform for it because of their organic disposition to take creative leaps of faith and constantly push the envelope every single time.”

“Attempting your craft on a completely different platform is both exciting and daunting, and it’s a challenge I’d take on only with a committed streaming service like Netflix. I’ve partnered with Netflix on Selection Day and Mowgli - Legend of the Jungle in the past and am amazed at how far and wide the stories have traveled. And being able to take this leap with Vikram (Aditya Motwane) and Anurag (Kashyap) promises to be an exceptional experience. I can't wait for these stories to come to life!" said Anil Kapoor.

The Other (working title):

An anthology of four films that showcases completely different facets of the “other” angle. Shedding light on relationships and their complexities, The Other signifies the third person in a relationship - the one who breaks it, or, maybe even completes it. The film is produced by Karan Johar at Dharmatic and currently is in production. The ensemble cast includes Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Nusrat Bharucha, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Jaideep Ahlawat.

Producer Karan Johar said about the film, “An anthology allows us to bring together diverse creative minds to showcase different facets of the same concept in a unique manner, and Netflix presents these beautifully. The Other is one such film that delves into the various complexities of human relationships. Each director will bring their unique vision to the table, amalgamating in a piece that many viewers across the world will definitely resonate with.”


Starting 25 years into the future, Freedom traces the history of a family in three stories that are intricately interwoven with the personal and ideological histories of India. The film is directed by Dibakar Banerjee and stars Naseeruddin Shah, Manisha Koirala, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin, Divya Dutta, Zoya Husain, Shashank Arora, and Neeraj Kabi.

“Freedom is the story of us regular middle-class folks. With family ties, parents, grandparents, children, loves, lies and secrets lost and suppressed over generations. It's about food, ambition, sex, and betrayal. It's about what we hide and what we wear on our sleeves, and about a past and a future that we call India. As a filmmaker, I want to move away from cinematic stereotypes, and working on Lust Stories and Ghost Stories with Netflix gave me renewed hope about creative expression in India. Freedom is the next step forward.” said Dibakar Banerjee.

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If all goes well, we will see Varun Dhawan tying the knot with his long-term girlfriend, designer Natasha Dalal in May this year. While Varun had kept their relationship private for a couple of years, it came into the open when he started attending all major Bollywood events with Natasha. It was in one of the seasons of Koffee With Karan, that Varun finally spilled the beans about dating Natasha and his plans to marry her one day.

EXCLUSIVE: Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal to have summer wedding in Goa this year?

They have gone on holidays together and Natasha is much loved by Varun’s family, especially his parents, David and Lali and his close friends. And the wedding will definitely be a big, fat Punjabi wedding. Till now, the actor who has managed to keep his private life away from prying eyes, rang in the New Year with her and his own family at a Swiss resort. After posting romantic messages about Natasha, he celebrated it with Natasha and his friends Jacqueline Fernandez, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan.

Says a producer, “Apparently, Varun and Natasha are planning to get married in May this year. It will be a grand summer wedding, spanned over a week, with all the events including Mehendi, Sangeet and Reception—and mostly in Goa at a luxury hotel or beach resort, the way his brother Rohit had got married eight years ago to Jaanvi at Park Hyatt in Goa. A few Bollywood bigwigs have been informed to keep some dates between the second and third week of May for Varun and Natasha’s wedding free, though those dates too are being a closely guarded secret. But it won’t be a secret wedding like Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. For Varun’s wedding, it will be band, baaja and baraat for Bollywood!”

Rohit’s wedding was a grand one where David’s friends turned up – including Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor to his feet, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, Sanjay and Manayata Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Anil Kapoor and many more. Varun’s one is expected to be one too, with all his (and David and Rohit's) Bollywood star friends, producers and directors expected to attend his wedding, from Sidharth Malhotra, and John Abraham, Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor and his family, Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan and others. Lali, Natasha, Jaanvi are all sorting out the guest list. It’s a hush-hush plan which only a few close friends know about. For Rohit’s wedding, David’s wife Lally had already sent out e-invites asking people to block their dates from February 10 -12.”

The month of May is a crucial one for the Dhawan family. While Varun’s Street Dancer 3D releases this month, Coolie No.1 directed by David Dhawan is releasing on May 1. The source adds, “It’s a big and very important film for David, Varun and Rohit as they are producing it too with Vashu Bhagnani. They will pull out all the stops for the marketing and promotion of the movie from March onwards and once it releases, there will some time on everyone's hands to throw a wedding. Varun’s birthday is on April 24 and his wedding date may be announced on that day as it’s a special day. Though Varun has signed Shashank Khaitan’s comic thriller, Mr. Lele, which may start in March, he may get some time off in May, post the release of Coolie No 1. Apparently, Varun is working around those dates so he can take some time off and get married and then go for a honeymoon. Designer Manish Malhotra, who is very close to Varun and his family, may design his wedding outfit. Natasha is an extremely talented designer who owns Natasha Dalal Label which specialises in bridal outfits so she may design her own wedding one.”

There have been talk of Varun and Natasha’s wedding happening in 2020 as he has had a very busy last year. The school friends, who started dating each other when they were in their mid-20s and then realised that there were more than just good friends. Varun has always maintained that Natasha is his rock, anchor and the stabilizing factor in his life. Last year, there was buzz that the two had secretly gotten engaged in a private ceremony and they exchanged rings, the year before, with only family members being present. When there were reports of a December 2019 wedding, Varun had denied them saying he wasn’t getting married that year. A 2020 wedding seems more likely, given that Varun is ready to settle down.

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Eid 2020 is already booked by Salman Khan, since his next film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is coming out on that day. But we can already tell you that 2021 is also going to be a smashing year for him. A few days back, he announced his forthcoming film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, which releases on Eid 2021. We have now learned that Kick 2 is also slated to release on 2021, and will come out in December.

Eid 2020 is already booked by Salman Khan, since his next film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is coming out on that day. But we can already tell you that 2021 is also going to be a smashing year for him. A few days back, he announced his forthcoming film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, which releases on Eid 2021. We have now learned that Kick 2 is also slated to release on 2021, and will come out in December. Director Sajid Nadiadwala, in a recent interview, revealed that he was working on the screenplay. He is in the process of finishing it and the makers plan to release the film in December 2021. Grand news, right? Nadiadwala also revealed that he started writing Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali way before Kick 2, and was excited to reunite with Salman after six long years. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will be directed by Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji. The makers are yet to lock a female lead for the film. Kick, which was also directed by Nadiadwala, and starred Jacqueline Fernandez alongside Salman.

Director Sajid Nadiadwala, in a recent interview, revealed that he was working on the screenplay. He is in the process of finishing it and the makers plan to release the film in December 2021. Grand news, right?

Nadiadwala also revealed that he started writing Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali way before Kick 2, and was excited to reunite with Salman after six long years. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will be directed by Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji. The makers are yet to lock a female lead for the film.

Kick, which was also directed by Nadiadwala, and starred Jacqueline Fernandez alongside Salman.

Over a month ago, Akshay Kumar announced that he will be co-producing the film Durgavati with Bhumi Pednekar in the lead. We had earlier reported that R Madhavan will also be a part of the film. The actor had denied being a part of the project. Now, a source close to the film reveals that the actor has been replaced by Riteish Deshmukh.

Scoop: Riteish Deshmukh replaces R Madhavan in Bhumi Pednekar starrer Durgavati

The film is the remake of the Telugu film  Bhaagamathie which had Anushka Shetty in the lead with Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sharath and Murli Sharma playing pivotal roles. While Jayaram played the antagonist in the film, Unni Mukundan played Anushka Shetty's fiance. It is yet unclear, as to which part Riteish Deshmukh has been roped in for.

Durgavati will be directed by Ashok G, who is also the director of Bhaagamathie. Presented by Akshay Kumar (Cape of Good Films) and Bhushan Kumar (T-Series), produced by Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment), Bhushan Kumar (T-Series) and directed by Ashok G, the scary-thriller Durgavati is scheduled to go on floors mid-January.

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