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Dangal review by ANIZ FILMVALA ****


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Directed by :Nitesh Tiwari

Cast :

Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat

Sakshi Tanwar as Daya Shobha Kaur

Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat.

Zaira Wasim as young Geeta

Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari.

Director Nitesh Tiwari’s biographical sports drama ‘Dangal’ is certainly an work of chef-d’oeuvre [Master craft] conscientiously written and visually arresting the passions of an father’s decisive goal to see his daughters triumph over the male chauvinist social stigma which doesn’t permit female to cross the boundaries dominated by male wrestlers.

3 hour plus the film penetrates practically every phase of a heroic tale of Mahavir Singh Phogat struggle to scale his daughters for the path which was extremely impossible for a common man. Aamir Khan has no reason to convince us yet again, as whenever he is on mission of getting into the skin of the characters he’s playing he doesn’t disillusion the millions out waiting to witness a new in him.

Zaira Wasim as young Geeta Phogat steals your heart away as she embarks into a journey of her father’s enforces on an impossible challenge for her to migrate out of the feminine nest. Zaira gives her shining effort as she performs the young Geeta metamorphosis to a perfect wrestler beating up boys with a graceful remoteness giving her father proud moments as she perfects to a state level winner. Geeta Phogat will be mighty impressed to watch her significant childhood days to gain more métiers to get new Gold for India.      

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Manassvi Nirupma Goswami & Ilashree Goswami makes India proud at UNESCO


A proud moment for India, sisters duo from India make India win the first prize at Cinefantasy International Short Film Screenwriting Competition organized by UNESCO at Macao, China.
2016 saw not only Indian women winning in sports at Olympics, but also in fields of Cinema and Creativity.  And when the Indian sisters, Manassvi and Ilashree Goswami were awarded the first prize by Maria Helena the Minister of Tourism in Macau, it is a big moment of pride and victory for India.

UNESCO, more than 70-year-old global organization, with its advisory body The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) concerned with film, television and new media, organized CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition, which is an International Young Talents Project dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging young writing talents (age group of 18 to 35) all over the globe.

Among 168 valid submissions from 44 countries,sixty were shortlisted and six outstanding scripts from China, Belgium, Canada, India, USA and Thailand  were selected as the finalists.Their authors were invited to Macao and  participate in theInternational Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM), from December 8, 2016 to Decmber 13, 2016 to compete for the big awards on a global scale.

On 10th December these young writers stood up in a special public session in the Macau Tourism Center, presenting their works and narrating their dreams.
Amidst the closing ceremony of the IFFAM on the 13th December, the final results of the competition were announced in the press conference at MGM Macau.
The first prize embraced the talented sisters from India and co-writers of the work“Legacy of Dreams”, Ilashree GOSWAMI & Manassvi Nirupma GOSWAMI, making India proud and victorious at a global platform. They hail from Lucknow and now based in Mumbai. While Ilashree is a Regular Member with Screenwriters Association of India and has written various TV soaps and feature films, Manassvi is an Actor, Director and Writer, whose latest short, Blues was screened in NFDC, Goa .

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Official Statement from Saif & Kareena


We are very pleased to share with you all the wonderful news about the birth of our son : Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, on the 20th of December 2016. We would like to thank the media for the understanding and support they have given us over the last 9 months, and of course especially our fans and well wishers for their continued affection. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all…With love, Saif & Kareena.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Saiyami Kher wins the Best Debut award at Stardust


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Saiyami Kher who made her debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya this year, was conferred with the Best Debut award last night.
Saiyami was thrilled to bits about receiving the award and the actress thanked all her well wishers for extending their support to her.
 
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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Warner Bros. Pictures India – Line-Up 2017


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Director: Ben Affleck

Writer: Ben Affleck, based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane

Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson under the Appian Way Banner; Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films

Executive Producers: Chris Brigham, Dennis Lehane and Chay Carter

Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Cooper

 

Crime Drama Thriller. What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.

 

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (In 3D & IMAX 3D) (FEBRUARY 10, 2017)

 

Director: Chris McKay

Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington

Producers: Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee

Executive Producers: Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton and Will Allegra

Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes

 

Animation. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

 

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (In 3D & IMAX 3D) (MARCH 10, 2017)

 

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Writers: Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly

Producers: Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent

Executive Producers: Eric McLeod and Alex Garcia

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly

 

Action Adventure. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

 

CHIPS (MARCH 24, 2017)

 

Director: Dax Shepard

Writer: Dax Shepard

Producers: Andrew Panay, Ravi Mehta

Executive Producers: Robert J. Dohrmann, Nate Tuck, Rick Rosner, Michael Peña, and Dax Shepard

Cast: Dax Shepard, Michael Peña

 

Action Comedy. Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons.  Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

 

GOING IN STYLE (APRIL 7, 2017)

 

Director: Zach Braff

Writer: Theodore Melfi

Producer: Donald De Line

Executive Producers: Toby Emmerich, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Andrew Haas, Jonathan McCoy, Andrew Haas, Tony Bill and Bruce Berman

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin

 

Comedy. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

 

UNFORGETTABLE (APRIL 21, 2017)

 

Director: Denise Di Novi

Writer: Theodore Melfi

Producers: Denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan and Ravi D. Mehta

Cast: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson

 

Drama Thriller. Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare.

 

KING ARTHUR: THE LEGEND BEGINS (In 3D & IMAX 3D) (MAY 12, 2017)

 

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold

Producers: Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell and Steve Clark-Hall, Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram

Executive Producers: David Dobkin and Bruce Berman

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Eric Bana

 

Action Adventure Fantasy. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

 

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (MAY 19, 2017)

 

Director: Stella Meghie

Writers: Stella Meghie and J. Mills Goodloe

Producers: Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton

Executive Producer: Victor Ho

Cast: Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson

 

Drama Romance. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world?  Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? “Everything, Everything” tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.

 

WONDER WOMAN (In 3D & IMAX 3D) (JUNE 2, 2017)

 

Director: Patty Jenkins

Writers: Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns & Patty Jenkins, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment

Producers: Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle

Executive Producers: Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns

Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui

 

Action Adventure. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

 

THE HOUSE (JUNE 30, 2017)

 

Director: Andrew Jay Cohen

Writers: Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien

Producers: Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake, Brendan O’Brien, Andrew Jay Cohen, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

Executive Producers: Marc S. Fischer, Chris Henchy, Spencer Wong, and Bruce Berman

Cast: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler

 

Comedy. After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

 

DUNKIRK (In IMAX) (JULY 21, 2017)

 

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Producers: Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas

Executive Producer: Jake Myers

Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy

 

Action Thiller. “Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.  Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

 

ANNABELLE 2 (AUGUST 11, 2017)

 

Director: David F. Sandberg

Writer: Gary Dauberman

Producers: Peter Safran and James Wan

Executive Producers: Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter

Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Anne Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck with Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto

 

Horror. In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

 

IT (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017)

 

Director: Andrés Muschietti

Writers: Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman

Producers: Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti

Executive Producers: Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk

Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton

 

Horror Thriller. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

 

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (In 3D) (SEPTEMBER 22, 2017)

 

Director: Charlie Bean

Writers: Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, story by Kevin Hageman & Dan Hageman and Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, based on LEGO Construction Toys

Producers: Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee along with Maryann Garger

Executive Producers: Chris McKay, Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone

Cast: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan

 

Animation. In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.

 

GEOSTORM (In 3D & IMAX 3D) (OCTOBER 27, 2017)

 

Director: Dean Devlin

Cast: Gerard Butler, Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris

Genre: Action Sci-Fi Thriller

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE (In 3D & IMAX 3D) (NOVEMBER 17, 2017)

 

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Diana Lane, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard

Genre: Action Adventure Fantasy

 

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

SonyLIV Refreshed Brand Identity Launch Party


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Anu Malik, Anup Soni, Raghu Ram, Director Kaizad Gustad, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Debina Bonnerjee, the cast of Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah and other popular Sony shows dazzled at the SonyLIV Refreshed Brand Identity Launch Party


Mumbai, 16th December, 2016:
SonyLIV, the complete digital entertainment platform for audiences across genres hosted the most entertaining party of the year to celebrate the refreshed brand identity and renewed brand ethos “We LIV to Entertain” (#WeLIVtoentertain).  With its new positioning, the brand underlines its commitment to fulfilling the most basic and pressing of human needs – that for robust, high-quality entertainment. In order to create top-of-the-mind recall, SonyLIV also launched a highly riveting brand film with a clown –  the eternal entertainer, at the heart of the film, driving home the message that Kamaal dikhaana, Kamaal ka kaam hai (It’s no mean feat to keep everyone entertained). Mr. NP Singh- Chief Executive Officer, Sony Pictures Networks  Pvt Ltd and Mr. Uday Sodhi -Executive Vice President and Head – Digital Business at Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd made the announcements.

The party was graced with an eclectic mix of celebs and socialites including Anu Malik, Anup Soni, Amit Tandon, Director Kaizad Guzdad, Poppy Jabbal, Faraz Khan, Khushal Punjabi, Raghu Ram, Sukhmani Sadana, Debina Bonnerjee and Taarak Mehta ka Ulta Chashma Cast, Priyal Gor, Mishkat Varma, Vishal Nayak Kinshuk Vaidya,Shivya Pathania, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Director Vishal Mull and many more.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY


Cast:                             Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker

Director:                        Gareth Edwards

Producers:                     Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel

Executive Producers:     John Knoll, Jason McGatlin

Story by:                       John Knoll and Gary Whitta

Screenplay by:              Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy

SYNOPSIS:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

 

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in theaters on December 16, 2016.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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