Director– Nandita Das
Producer -Vikrant Batra, Ajit Andhare, Namrata Goyal and Nandita Das
Writer– Nandita Das
Star Cast –Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rasika Dugal, Rajshri Deshpande, and Rishi Kapoor
Music – Sneha Khanwalkar and Raftaar along with Zakir Hussain
Cinematography – Kartik Vijay
Rating – 3.5
The film is a biopic and is based on the life of controversial Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto. It portrays his stay in Bombay in the early forties till the country got the independence and was the known scriptwriter, while he has his own difference with the progressive writer due the explicit content in nature, but most of them remained his good friends. Suddenly, he started realising about his religion despite being a free thinker after the creation of Pakistan that led him migrate. His stories with the same nature continues, while his wife was his ardent supporter and she made him walk strong with her support.
The script of the film happens to be gutsy and she tried to cover all the aspects of Manto’s life. This has led a few things to remain half-touched while others remained okay. The trosy had all the issues but one can find a less amount of buyers. This film takes nicely back to the fifties presenting the way it looked that time, right from the local trains to the cardboard tickets to many things. The makers have presented things in a right way in which the makers were able to portray. Now talking about the performances, Nawazuddin Siddiqui as usual as simply nailed it by playing the controversial issue. In fact, he has claimed that much of his ideas and thinking match to the late author, which has helped him to play the best on screen the character of Manto.
Rasika Dugal playing Safia his wife, which happens to be a gem in the store waiting to be explored. She has performed without much efforts and going flawless and powerful performance from the lady. The others like Tahir Raj Bhasin as Shyam Chadda also has does a decent job. Talking about the other things, music seems apt, and has helped in portraying the best of the story. The same goes with the other elements like script, screenplay, editing and other elements that helped in many ways.
Manto The Last Word
Manto can be called as a whiskey that helps in puring your soul, which may offer you a dry mouth later thus making you an addict. If you want to watch some brilliant performances, and gutsy direction and writing in Old Bombay and other phase then it becomes an unavoidable one.
Raj Kapoor’s 94th Birthday- 5 interesting facts to check on this Big Day
Needless to say that the history of B Town cannot be complete without mentioning the yesteryear director Raj Kapoor. He was born on this day way back in 1994 and was the eldest son of the Kapoor’s family. His father Prithviraj Kapoor was the pioneer of Indian Cinema and Theatres. Raj Kapoor was born and brought up in this environment that led acting in his blood. He carried forward the legacy of forward taking his career in the film industry to new heights. This eventually gave the industry something new and interesting that anyone in the Hindi Cinema could just wish for. His films with a simple story with a socialist touch having soothing songs and dance move all across the world giving him a fanbase all over the globe. He is certainly among the biggest showman of B Town. Thanks to his knack of creating robust visual sense and quality par excellent. At his big day, when his fans celebrate his 94th Birthday, it would be interesting to unleash some of his interesting facts, have a look:
1). Global Recognition – When it comes to global recognition, the director Satyajit Ray is not the lone maker. In fact, Raj Kapoor has been nominated for the prestigious award platforms of the world in Europe for his movies like Awaara and Boot Polish way back in the early fifties.
2). One man many titles – The actor, director Raj Kapoor was the man with several titles. One key title given to him was “the Clark Gable of the Hindi Cinema”. This was only as he remained the top performers at the box office in the history of Bollywood.
3). Greatest Performance spotted by Time magazine – The world reputed and a known magazine called Time has rated RK’s performance in his film Awaara among the top 10 greatest performances in the world of all time.
4). Brought out new talents – He gave Hindi Cinema new talents thus bringing out the music directors Shankar-Jaikishan along with the known lyricists Hasrat Jaipuri along with Shailendra into Bollywood.
5). Started Young – He entered into the B Town long back in 1935 working as a child artist in the movie Inquilab when he was barely 10 years old.
A Big Salute to the greatest directors of Indian Cinema. We wish his family a very happy and prosperous day.
Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar unite in Amar Kaushik’s next movie Bala
For Ayushmann Khurrana, films in Bollywood come in different taste and style. He has given movies with unique and interesting issues, which are even counted among the taboo topics. Interestingly, he has done a few movies of this sort with Bhumi Pednekar as well. These include movies like Dum Laga Ke Haisha and the previous year film called Shubh Mangal Savdhan. The former dealt with a love, hate and love kind of movie amidst the rural setup of Haridwar, while the latter had the issue of Erectile Dysfunction, which is a tough topic to deal in Indian films.
But for Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, it helped them to get success and recognition as well to handle issues like to prove their worth over the silver screen. Once again we hear the reports suggesting that the actors have come together to share the screen with the film directed by the Stree fame director called Amar Kaushik. This will be their first time to work with Amar, while for the two it is their third venture together. Amar Kaushik has confirmed this news in a statement given to the media stating the name of the film, which is titled as Bala. His statement read that this film will be a fun to watch with content again dealing with some real-time issues.
The film deals with a story of a man who is bald played by Ayushmann Khurrana while the women in it would be played by the lady who is of dark complextion and is seen often combating with the situation. The film will be produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner Maddock Films. The film will give Khurrana to play the prosthetic role as well. We know Dinesh had worked with Amar with the Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer movie called Stree. The film will hit the floors next march and would be hitting the screens this September. Khurrana has given two films one after the other called Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. He is also doing the other film Dream Girl with Nushrat Bharucha. And Bhumi is doing a film called Sonchiriya with Sushant Singh Rajput.
Film Stars Attending Kapil-Ginni’s Wedding
As the news of the stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath came out, many didn’t know that the couple had dated ten long years. They have been knowing since their college days, and since then there was love between the two that went unnoticed for long till Kapil achieved everything and proposed her. It took longer to get the wedding date since the two got engaged four years before. Kapil has been busy all the time shooting for his debut movie and other things. Well, 2018 finally brought the news, and we are just one day at spare to see the two souls uniting and the two would be known as Mr. and Mrs. Sharma. So, when his marriage is the talk of the town, it would be interesting to check who all from the Bollywood would be attending the big day of Kapil.
So, who’s attending the wedding from B Town?
As per reports, not many from the B Town will be attending the wedding as it is happening in Amritsar. The comedian is only expecting the megastar from Bollywood, yes you guessed it right, its Amitabh Bachchan who is attending his wedding, which is a simple and family affair. Big B who is often known to walk an extra mile to wish people close to him is likely to attend the wedding of the stand-up comedian.
Why Big B?
Big B is known to have special attachment with Kapil Sharma. The two share a good bonding, and it is beyond professional. The same is the story from Kapil’s side. Also, Kapil Sharma is known to share good bonds with other Bollywood stars as well. However, Kapil has maintained a message very clear that his wedding with Ginni would be a close family affair; hence he is not expecting any other stars in Bollywood.
After the wedding, Kapil Sharma will throw a wedding reception party, which will be in Mumbai. He has planned this party in Mumbai on 14th December and it will be attended by all the big and small stars of Bollywood. He shares good terms with SRK, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and others who are likely to be present at the wedding reception.
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