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?
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?
Tamasha is not just a film. It is an emotion for a lot of people. The movie takes you to a ride of a different kind. Tamasha wasn’t just Ved and Tara’s journey, it was a journey that we all have had or are still going through.
Ved Sahni, a person who had lived his entire life according to others. The man comes out as his original self when he meets Tara Maheshwari on a trip to Costa Rica. Both of them express themselves freely in front of each other. They feel a different sort of relaxation which they had never felt earlier. When they say goodbye to each other, Tara discovers that she is a completely different person and it is Ved who brings out the best in her.
This dialogue expresses Tara’s emotions perfectly. But it hits her badly when she gets to see the person Ved is forced to be in front of the world. Tara confronts Ved about this and Ved is taken aback. He knows what Tara is saying is true but is not brave enough to accept the reality. Post-separation from Tara, Ved realises the fact that he has to come out as his original self or he won’t be able to lead a content and happy life.
Ved leaves his job and explores himself and leaves for his home town to convince his parents of who he really is.
Ved has been shoved into a profession which he never chose for himself. And the way he fights for himself after meeting Tara is a story that people liked a lot because somewhere they knew that it was their own story. Tamasha is an amalgam of many things, an amazing storyline is just one of them.
The movie has one of the best music album industry has ever seen and is one of the finest works of A.R. Rahman. All the songs perfectly resonate with the context of the story. Nothing is forcefully added just for the sake of it. Chali Khanai is the most underrated song of the album.
At last but not least, Ranbir Kapoor did what he does the best, he acted the way no one could. Never for a second, the audience can differentiate between him and Ved. He was totally in Ved’s skin on screen. Deepika Padukone too was a very realistic Tara. The song, Tum Saath Ho which features her heartbroken, depicts Tara’s character showcases some of the finest acting from the actress.
Tamasha indeed is director Imtiaz Ali at his finest. It is sad, that the film did not do well at the box office but is considered a cult film.
So here we are again, with Anushka Sharma getting blamed –
this time for altering the process of cricket. Former cricketer Farokh Engineer
has accused the Band Baaja Baraat of meddling with the protocol and harmony of
the gentleman’s game. Farokh has claimed that the members of cricket selector committee
are all for getting in Anushka’s good books and are putting their real job on a
side burner. Calling it a Mickey Mouse selection committee, he accused them of spending
their time in getting tea cups to Anushka rather than doing what they should,
that is, selecting.
And that’s not all. Anushka has been dragged more and is accused
of some new things as well. Since Virat has a huge say in who gets selected, it’s
a trusted rumour out there that how being a suck-up to the wifey can improve their
chance of getting selected.
Anushka, in the past, hasn’t respond much to these rumours. But this time she decided to speak out against all the accusations hovering around her like flies. Here’s her Insta post…
They say, say a lie somany times repeatedly that it starts to look like the truth and I am afraid this is what has been happening with me. My silence has made the lies spitted against me seem true but that ends today.
My name has been used in fabricated stories claiming that I am part of close-door team meetings and influenced selection processes and I have kept silent. My name has been wrongfully used to say how I have been given preferential treatment or how I have overstayed my authorized time with my husband on foreign tours which if anyone really cared about finding facts from the board, would know that I have always and always followed protocol but yet. I kept quiet.
(Hmmm… Anushka uses but and yet together? It is either but or yet. But I won’t go much into that here cuz now is not the time.)
And whenever in the past a celeb is accused by the outside world, Bollywood jumped to support the ‘brethren’. This time was no exception either. Ranveer Singh was the first one to comment. He said:
Hahahaha! hard hard … Diyela hai.
Arjun Kapoor had his thought posted too, cheering sans pom poms!
She hits it out f the park. Massive strike huge hit it’s outta here !!!
What do you think? Does there lie some weight to these