How Luv Ranjan and Kartik Aryan are creating a new genre – Bromance Cinema!

How Luv Ranjan and Kartik Aryan are creating a new genre – Bromance Cinema!

Shivangi Shrivastava

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Bhopali studying in Bangalore. Crazy at heart! Guest Blogger at Scriptors.
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Luv Ranjan and Kartik Aryan are back with their 4th film together-  Sonu Ke Tittu Ki Sweety. As crazy as the title sounds, the trailer looks equally whacky and hilarious. In one line, A best friend (Kartik Aryan) is trying to break the marriage of his buddy (Sunny Singh) because he wants to “Save” him from this girl (Nushrat).

When this Luv and Kartik first came together in 2012 in “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” – No one was expecting that this new director and this new face can create such magic among the boys that soon the film will gain a cult status. What actually worked there? Well, one can say hilarious dialogues and nice performances but gaining a cult status is something not in one’s control. It was actually the relatability. Each and every boy of the country who has watched the film somewhere able to connect with at least one or more male protagonists who were badly stuck in a relationship. Not only that end of the day the decoding of “Bro Code” by the director and writer Luv was a bullseye. The subtext that a brother cum friend is always standing beside you whenever you are going to face rejection or heartbreak is something that transcends to the young audience fabulously and who can forget the monologue of Kartik which was one of the most reposted and shared video among the college groups.

They tried a bit different thing from “AkaashVani” but failed. Nevertheless, even Akashvani ha a hint of Bromance Cinema a lot with the supporting characters.

Then they are back with “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2” which became one of the most anticipated films of 2016. “Problem Kya Hai?” whenever someone says this line, one feels like starting the second monologue of Kartik in PKP2. This installment has taken the “Bromance Cinema” to another level where buddies are not only enjoying each other’s company but also standing up in each other’s thick and thin. It was an instant hit!



And now they are back with a bang. This is the time they are not subtle which I am liking it. The trailer itself says that it’s the Bromance Vs Romance. It’s a tough a fight no doubt but what makes it interesting the fact that Kartik and Nushrat are fighting over the guy which is unusual because in previous 3 films of Luv Ranjan, one thing that was constant that Kartik and Nushrat were paired together. Well, who knows maybe this time also they will end up together? Well, that may be a little predictable if that happens.

Nevertheless, This Bromance Cinema is long due in Hindi Films. We had friend’s films where 3 or 4 guys were going and having fun together but getting the nuances and peculiarities correct is now the forte of this Actor-Director couple. Being a girl it’s a bit odd to like this sort of cinema but believes me, inside their heart, every girl must be asking- How come Luv Ranjan decoded me so easily? Well, the answer must be hidden in his past. Who knows? But what we know is that we can watch this trailer a few more times. My only complaint is that Just the word “Chu**tiya” is overused. I am done with that word.

Watch the trailer here:


Its everything from ‘Mirzya’ to ‘Magadheera’

Its everything from ‘Mirzya’ to ‘Magadheera’

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Raabta is the upcoming movie which features Sushant Singh Rajput , Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh (Who has won majority of last year debutante awards for ‘Neerja’). The trailer of this movie dropped in a couple of days back and did leave me speechless. I was quite confused…and the reason was ‘EVERYTHING WAS CONNECTED’…

Trailer starts with like a regular cheesy boy meets modern girl masala flick and I was about to skip it then all of a sudden I started getting visuals from ‘Game of thrones’ with glimpses of ‘Mirzya’.Suddenly I felt that I had reached some kind of a fan made trailer who had very well mixed up various movies.

Mirzya Again….

First thing that came to my mind were the Mirzya hairstyles (Which are very smart BTW) and the costumes are so much like Mirzya.The trailer and its action choreography so much resembled Mirzya’s trailer that I was quite stunned for a moment, Not to blame but Mirzya was a stunning looking film apart from being a boring one…

Mirzya to Magadheera

Mirzya to Magadheera

Magadheera…

Well for those who have not watched Magadheera, it is an extravagant Tamil movie revolving showcasing a reincarnation story  which also has a lovestory as a central plot. Raabta seems to a love story cum reincarnation story just like Magadheera. Lovestory in the center stage of-course is because  lovestory is what Indian audience cannot live without, it has to be there… ‘Janam Janam ka Pyaar’ after all…!

Here is the trailer of Magadheera ( 😀 Please do not laugh, this was a superhit movie in South India, The Hindi dub is atrocious )

Whats good about the trailer

Raabta

This is one thing I like about this trailer, the unforgettable love balled ‘Raabta’ from the forgettable action flick ‘Agent Vinod’ has lent this movie its theme song and also the movie’s name. ‘Raabta’ is an urdu word which means ‘Connection’, the word which probably is trying to tell that this is a story that was connected through births.

Jim Sarbh

Jim Sarbh looks astonishing in the trailer and looks so convincing in the trailer that probably he is the only element in the trailer that might convince me to go and watch the movie Raabta. He is intense and takes over Sushant in terms of act that he puts forward. He is indeed a talent to watch out for.

USKI PYAARI ‘BINDU’

USKI PYAARI ‘BINDU’

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On the launch of this trailer at Yashraj Studios, today we interacted with Bindu  (Parineeti, Who was looking really hot in yellow) and Abhimanyu (Ayushman, who was sporting a morepankhi dhoti and shimmering gaudy shoes and a Bengali Kurta and was looking really dashing) and director of the movie, Akshay Roy (Probably one of the most soft spoken and down to earth directors that I have met in recent past), More on this later…now we will talk about the innovative promotion of the movie, Meri Pyaari Bindu.

Meri Pyaari Bindu ! What is it all about…

Ayushman says that this movie is story of a writer, Abhimanyu Roy and his nostalgia about his soulmate and only love of his life, Bindu. (Nostalgia just like that of Phantom cigarettes and fatafat candy, Kismi toffee bar and keema samosas)

Akshay adds that this is not a love-story essentially. Its about the emotions between soulmates.

Theatrical trailer of ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’, is broken up into 5 parts, first of which released today. Its one of its kind promotion for a movie. Why?

Its journey of Abhimanyu and Bindu with a span of 35 years as shown in the film, 1983 when he first saw Bindu from ‘Khidki’ of of his ‘Baadi’, in Kolkata, to present times, when Bindu is no where around and he is writing his story…in chapters…!

CHAPTER 1 :SAMOSA AND CHUTNEY

First part of the trailer is called ‘Samosa and Chutney’…and in the background is the haunting tune from the movie Howrah Bridge, Aiye Meherbaan…

This first part is sweet and cheesy, which has a trademark Yashraj feelgood factor, with a special Maneesh Sharma, tadka added to it… It will remind you of ‘Dum laga ke haisha’. (Probably because the element of old bollywood musical charm attached to both of them)

So far so good…

We have watched all the five chapters of the trailer, We wont give out any spoilers of part 2 which will release tomorrow…we will come back tomorrow with more on Meri Pyaari Bindu and will talk about another Nostalgic Memory about Bindu from Abhimanyu’s memory lane.

‘Rajkahini’ of Begum Jaan- A Trailer Review

‘Rajkahini’ of Begum Jaan- A Trailer Review

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Begum Jaan is official remake of ‘Rajkahini’, a Bangla film also by the director Srijit Mukherji. 

I have watched the original Bangla movie, in which the role of Begum Jaan was essayed by Rituporno Sengupta to excellence. Its hard to dissect ‘Begum Jaan’ trailer without being biased so I will divide this article into two parts. In first part I will talk about the Begum Jaan Trailer only (forgetting the fact in back of my mind that I have seen this film before). In the second part I shall compare both trailers and talk about both the films.

Official Poster of Begum Jaan

Official Poster of Begum Jaan

Begum Jaan – A Trailer Review

I know Vishesh films for making fast paced, edgy modern day dramas with contemporary music and urban themes. Begum Jaan, the latest offering from the house of Vishesh Films is quite different from the last few Vishesh Films outings that I have witnessed. The trailer has made quite a ripple in the industry and has caught the eyes of many, the reason primarily being Vidya Balan in a period drama which carries a very unusual theme and plot.

Said to be inspired from the real events, this movie trailer does carry a lot of elements that make it amazing. Lets list a few-

Plot : The trailer gives you a vague idea of the plot, which is set in 1947 while India was getting partitioned, the line drawn with ink on maps is to be drawn with human blood between the lands of India and Pakistan. On the border is the brothel of ‘Begum Jaan’, who refused to leave her home and fought for herself and her girls. Plot is convincing and well essayed through the trailer.

Vidya Balan in and as Begum Jaan

Vidya Balan in and as Begum Jaan

Vidya Balan : First and foremost reason to like this trailer other than its coherent plot is Vidya Balan, who will return to screen after, ‘Kahaani 2’. Indeed its the role that she fits into, just as hand in glove. Vidya delivers her looks and her acting and makes a very believable image of ‘Madamme’ of a brothel.

A shot from the movie

A shot from the movie

Ensemble Starcast :This trailer also features ‘Pallavi Sharda’ (The actress from forgettable flick, Besharam) and Gauhar Khan, who looks very promising in the trailer, inspite that she hardly gets a few shots here and there. Other starcasts like Rajat Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi also look their parts.

Memories of Mandi : Trailer tells a story, and in a very impactfull manner. It does make me recall of ‘Mandi’ which also carried a similar plot line, but in case of ‘Begum Jaan’, we can definitely say that this film will offer us much more in terms of drama than Mandi. ‘Dungrus’ of Mandi and Raja here Naseer Ud Din Shah, seems to make his lasting impression in just one dialogue that he gets in the trailer. Vidya also resembles what Shabana Azmi looked like in Mandi (Hookah smoking, plump woman who owns a brothel and her girls)

Fiery Dialogues : There is a thin line between being being Raunchy and becoming cheap, Begum Jaan escapes from being cheap though dialogues are a bit loud, fiery though. One of my friends whom I was discussing the trailer with called the trailer ‘Raunchy’. Indeed it is, why not ? This is story of women selling their bodies. This is story of these bold women, its bound to be raunchy. (My favorite one was, ‘Begum Jaan ke kothe ke baahar, har aadmi ek murga hota hai, teen taangon wala murga’) wink 😉

Voice Over by Amitabh Bacchan : Another reason why I liked the trailer was the voiceover by Amitabh Bachhan. His voice always adds weight, may it be a Lagaan trailer or this one.

Well Shot and Good Artwork : This trailer is well shot, and gives an insight into great art direction of the movie.

Many will not patronize the trailer, because of the cuss-words used in the trailer. I can surely say one thing, you like it or hate it, this is one trailer that you can not ignore. All in all, for those who have not watched Rajkahini, its possible that they will like the trailer of Begum Jaan, better than any other Hindi Film trailer seen in past few months. 

RAJKAHINI TRAILER V/S BEGUM JAAN TRAILER

Rajkahini - The movie that inspired Begum Jaan

Rajkahini – The movie that inspired Begum Jaan

Srijit Mukherji has made this movie in Bangla before, it was well appreciated due to its amazing performances by a starcast that lived their roles with utmost sincerity. Many shots look similar in both trailers, Since Begum Jaan is an official remake of Rajkahini, I do not count that as copying from a movie. They were meant to look similar, as both director and story are the same.

I did like the trailer of ‘Begum Jaan‘ but Do I like Begum Jaan trailer as much as ‘Rajkahini’ ?

The answer is ‘No’. Before I give my reasons for saying that, This is my personal opinion, you can have one of your own, lets have a quick watch of the Rajkahini trailer, starring Rituporno Sengupta as Begum Jaan.

Why I like ‘Rajkahini’ trailer better?

Look and Feel and the depiction of pain of Partition: I like Rajkahini trailer because of its severity. It seems more realistic and gives you a better feel of the era in which the story is set. The pain of partition and hardships of common folks at the time of the partition sets the mood of the trailer which leads to Begum Jaan’s revolt in the trailer.

Setting the tone of the story is very important, that Rajkahini trailer does successfully

Setting the tone of the story is very important, that Rajkahini trailer does successfully

The acts : Performances are a notch better as compared to the Begum Jaan trailer, that’s not to say that Begum Jaan is bad in terms of performances. Its not just as good as RajKahini.

A still from Rajkahini

A still from Rajkahini

Bharato Bhagya Bidhata : Rabindra Nath Tagore’s , lyrics along with Rabindra Sangeet make an appearance in the trailer, not as a filler piece of background score but more like a character of the story, which is missing in the Begum Jaan’s trailer.

Framing and Shot-taking is exceptional

Framing and Shot-taking is exceptional

Art Direction and Cinematography : Its exceptional, inspite that budgets of Rajkahini were not as elaborate as Begum Jaan. Some shots are exceptionally framed.

That one shot that I wanted to see in the Begum Jaan trailer : One shot I definitely miss from Rajkahini trailer which is not in Begum Jaan trailer, the shot of a young boy at Sunset (which signifies partition) peeing on the barbed wire fence that divides India and Pakistan.

It was a perfect end to the Rajkahini trailer, both ironic and iconic

It was a perfect end to the Rajkahini trailer, both ironic and iconic

 

 

 

Trailer Review : Time to know…Why did Katappa kill Bahubali

Trailer Review : Time to know…Why did Katappa kill Bahubali

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Two years have passed by and half a million jokes have been made on the question, ‘कटप्पा ने बाहुबली को क्यों मारा?’. (WTF ! Why did Katappa kill Bahubali?)

Keeping Jokes apart, the joke that was a running gag in the industry has become the biggest marketing tactic of Indian Cinema, that has kept the interest of people in the second and conclusive chapter of the Bahubali enterprise. Today the trailer of the conclusion dropped in and we today got a sneak peak into what the movie will look like, which is all set to release on 28th April 2017. The buzz is huge. Intentionally or not, Bollywood is not releasing any ‘Big’ movies for atleast 3 weeks. The biggest release planned so far is ‘Half girlfriend’, starring Arjun and Shraddha on 19th May. There are fair chances that, if Bahubali-2 has a compelling narrative it might be the biggest pot-boilers or even the biggest money makers of 2017 even in Bollywood.

Now lets talk about the trailer.
Mahishmati :
Mahishmati is still the same, it looks more polished though in the trailer, keeping in mind that now it will be telling the story in flashback about the ‘Life and Death of Amarendra Bahubali’. I am really happy with the CG work done to create the kingdom, it looks very neatly done and has the finesse, almost to a level of good Hollywood Movie. Visuals are amazing specially the giant elephant shaped waterfalls, with a ship passing by is what remains in the memory for sure.
Anushka and Prabhas in a still from the movie

Anushka and Prabhas in a still from the movie

Action-Vaction:
Well this time it doesn’t seem that there would be a battle with demonish enemies in Bahubali, this time it looks more like Mahabharat, atleast that is what trailer gives out. ‘Antaryudhh’ (An internal war), says queen Sivagaami, should be the crux of the conflict in this part. If we talk about the action choreography, it seems amazing. Power Packed action sequences are breathtaking. The final war sequences between the Bhallaldev and Shivudu (Shiva : Son of Amarendra Bahubali), are the highlight of the trailer. Even Anushka who plays Devsena has action sequences, to watch out for, also that she is looking ravishing throughout the trailer.
Musical Score: Its apt !
Emotional Atyachar :
Trailer offers you a big dose of emotional connect as well, specially the opening monologue of Amarendra Bahubali. The sequence where he says, “Tumhare hote hue, mujhe maarne waala paida nahi hua mama”, and the agony laden look of Katappa, makes us forget all the jokes made in the past two years. It gives not a clue, so as to why did Katappa kill Bahubali, and teases the audience to go and watch the film. Smart !
Why Katappa? Why?

Why Katappa? Why?

In totality trailer does, what it was intended to do. It garners interest of people who have been wanting to know  ‘कटप्पा ने बाहुबली को क्यों मारा?’. (WTF ! Why did Katappa kill Bahubali?).
5 reasons why Phillauri will be a must watch!!

5 reasons why Phillauri will be a must watch!!

Gaurav Bharat

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Writer, with more thoughts and fewer words, still exploring the amazing thing called "LIFE" in a nonjudgemental way.
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After NH10, Anushka Sharma is back as a daring producer with “Phillauri”.  It’s an unusual story of a Ghost get married to a living person. Directed by Debutant Director Anshai Lal. The trailer is out and we all are thrilled and waiting for the movie to get released.

Here are 5 reasons because of which it is on our watchlist.



1. Indian Myths & Traditions:

We all know an old Indian myth that ghost generally lives on peepal tree. There is a ritual of getting married to trees or animals. Coming up with an idea of getting married to a ghost living on a tree is quite innovative and creating curiosity.



2. Anushka As Ghost:

We have seen Anushka as a lover, reporter, wrestler and much more. This time she is playing and friendly beautiful Ghost who got married to a living person. This comic yet emotional character played by Anushka will be interesting to watch on Silver screen.



3. Diljat Dosanjh as Punjabi Folk Singer.

You all have seen his marvelous performance in Udta Punjab for which he won Filmfare’s Best Debut Actor Award.  His looks as Folk Singer and his chemistry with Anushka seems like USP of ‘Phillauri”



4. Suraj Sharma’s Cuteness

You might not recall but you all have seen him as the lead in “Life of Pie”. But this time he is playing a damn cute Indian boy who is getting married but land up with a Ghost.



5. Punjabi Folk Music

The trailer is filled with many amazing tracks which we all are waiting for. Debutant Music Director Shashwat Sachdev will definitely go to impress us with his amazing talent.

We all are looking forward to  “Phillauri”

Let’s Watch the trailer Again!!