Filmfare awards are Bollywood’s most prestigious awards and are considered as a major event by the Indian film industry. There have been many instances when the distribution of these awards doesn’t make sense at all.
Filmfare 2020 too saw some really biased declarations last night. Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy bagged most of the awards last night. I would not say all of them were undeserving but the bias was pretty clear.
Film Kesari’s song- ‘Teri Mitti’ which was sung by B Praak and penned by Manoj Muntashir is a heartwarming track expressing a soldier’s love for his motherland. The song is overwhelming and hits the listener in all the right places. The song lost to Gully Boy’s ‘Apna Time Ayega’ in the best lyrics category.
Now Apna Time Ayega is definitely a catchy and amazing rap song that can resonate with the country’s struggling youth but when it comes to lyrics Teri Mitti should have been the obvious choice. Fans weren’t happy with the announcement and even song’s lyricist Manoj Muntashir expressed his disappointment and sadness on Twitter.
This is what he tweeted:
Singer Neha Bhasin also tweeted in Manoj’s favour:
Hashtag boycott Filmfare was trending. Agreeing with everything that the above two said, I hope that Bollywood stops with this biased behaviour. Or I will be ready to pen down another ‘What is this behaviour Bollywood?’.
Amazon Prime came out with a new web series titled ‘Afsos’ on the 7th of February. The series is written by comedians Anirban Dasgupta and Sourav Ghosh along with Dibya Chatterjee. Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, the series is definitely something that people have never seen before.
It deals with the sensitive topic of suicide in a quite ironic way. Humour comes out of unexpected places and the story never stops making sense to you. All the characters have been well written and there is a background story attached to all of them. Not a single character seems out of the place or extra. The twists and turns of the story are also very well placed. The narrative hits you with another twist just the moment it all starts making sense.
The way ‘Death’ is dealt with in the series makes you wonder a lot. Death is presented in a very simple manner not making a big deal out of it. This sends out a simple but important message that death is inevitable and none of us actually knows when and how it will strike us.
The background score fits in perfectly with the story on the screen. Neel Adhikari has done a great job while making the music for this show.
Talking about the cast of the show. Gulshan Devaiah steals the show, his performance is excellent and it seems as if the character of ‘Nakul’ was written just for him. Nakul’s condition is pitiable and Gulshan’s performance forces you to feel sorry for Nakul.
Anjali Patil looks natural in the role of a therapist while Heeba Shah scares the shit out of you as a deadly assassin.
I would like to appreciate Robin Das who plays ‘Fokatiya baba’, for his perfect portrayal of a confused hermit on a mission. ‘Fokatiya baba’ acts as a catalyst to the entire story.
Aakash Dahiya, who plays the honest and dutiful police inspector Bir Singh played a small but important role which helps in the further development of the story. Bir Singh is ‘the ideal guy’ when it comes to his work and radiates courage and zeal throughout.
Rest of the actors have done a great job as well. The series is perfect from all aspects. The direction is wonderful, the story never bores you, the characters are wonderfully written and portrayed. The music, dialogues, locations and background score, everything seems to perfectly fit. It is a story that makes you want to text the writers and ask them what came to their mind before writing this.
The series is a must-watch and if you are looking for something to binge-watch this weekend, then ‘Afsos’ is just the thing.
I have already written an open letter to bollywood about its shitty remakes and the injustice the remakes do to the orignal songs. And I cannot stress enough that how horrible and badly remixed are the remakes now a days. Every movie that is being released has at least one or two old songs remade into a new version.
They release it titled as ‘reloaded’, ‘2.0’, ‘phir ek baar’ etc. And it is nothing but a poorly made mash up which has Neha Kakkar in it. Dus Bhane karke le gaye dil was a chart buster song back in 2005 and people still remember the lyrics and can groove to the music. Now funny thing is that a few months ago Vishal and Shekhar, the music director duo, had given out a statement that they will not tolerate the shitty remakes being made out of their songs. But the remake which was relased today has been remixed by Vishal and Shekhar themselves. Hypocrisy ki bhi koi seema hoti hai (Please imagine this in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s voice)
The remake will be featured in Baaghi 3 (The trailer of the film needs another article written on it) and has Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff in the lead roles. The song totally lets you down and moreover the way it has been shot is also very wierd. The orignal song had Abhishek Bachchan along with Zaid Khan and it was pretty cool by 2005 standards. Guess what it is pretty cool even now.
There are hardly any close shots of Shraddha and Tiger and it finishes before it starts. Tiger’s dance moves leave you in awe but overall, the song will hurt the 90’s kid inside you. And also “WHAT IS THIS BEHAVIOUR VISHAL AND SHEKHAR?????”
Why don’t you guys watch it for yoursef? Why should I suffer alone?
Indian curse words are of another level and nothing gives Indian’s more pleasure than to hear a white man cuss in Hindi. The very same thing happened in the second T20 match against New Zealand in Aukland.
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill jokingly called Indian bowler Yuzvendra Chahal a gandu, which means an asshole and now we cant’t stop laughing to it.
The exact words were, “kya be gandu?” and it is one of the most hilarious things people have seen.
Indian players have been known to curse a lot on the field. Even former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been known to curse on the field. Indian skipper Virat Kohli has always been criticized due to the number of curses he hurls on the field and meme-makers have got some new material.
Ravindra Jadeja and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar have had beef ever since Sanjay Manjrekar called Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces‘ player during the cricket world cup 2019.
Jadeja had lost his calm over this comment had called out Manjrekar for spitting out ‘verbal diarrhoea’. Manjrekar was trolled by the fans and Jadeja was criticized for losing his calm over such a petty issue.
After yesterday’s T20 match against New Zealand, Sanjay Manjrekar tweeted this regarding the match:
Jadeja’s excellent bowling had helped the team register a 7 wicket win against the Kiwis. Jadeja took 2 wickets while giving away just 18 runs in 4 overs. It was clear that Manjrekar was pointing out at Jadeja.
To this Jadeja replied:
It was really funny to see his reply like this and it is good that the cricketer has given the earlier beef a comedic angle. Manjrekar also made sure that replied to the tweet in a sense pretty nicely.
I am done with your stupid remakes. Seriously, dude, you need to write new songs. You can’t just murder the numbers I danced to in my childhood and expect that I won’t say anything.
If I look at the number of songs you have re-released in the past few months, I would call you a serial killer. Look at what you did to Chhamma Chhamma or Saki Saki. For an industry which is known for its music, you are not doing a good job.
Can’t you just give us one original song? I am scared that one day you will remake Rockstar’s album. And you know what’s the worst thing? That people like Himesh Reshammiya are remaking their own original songs and I am like “Bro yeh to tera khud ka gaana hai tu kyu aisa kar raha hai”
Also, stop stealing from the Punjabi music industry. You have already ruined “long lachi” , “yeh baby” and many more. Make your own songs.
And what is this behaviour T-series?
Falguni Pathak must be crying in some corner getting high on Dhokla after listening to this. Can you now just stop with this?