Malcolm’s sniping at Cooke with, “Entertaining white people in the south will bring out the truculence in any black man,” and “You are a wind-up toy in a music box,” sees Cooke give back as good as he gets with, “Everybody talks about how they want a piece of the pie. Well I don’t, I want the recipe”. … [Read more...] about ‘One Night in Miami’ movie review: Regina King makes a thrilling directorial debut
— Niharika Konidela (@IamNiharikaK) 1610768456000 The film might have faced a lot of hurdles but when it released on the big screen, it left the audience in awe. The mass entertainer saw Ravi Teja as Pothuraju Veera Shankar, who made his fans whistle in every scene as soon as he came on screen. Shruti Haasan’s performance was also appreciated by critics in a completely new avatar. Director Gopichand Malineni has finally scored another blockbuster with Ravi Teja and there are reports that Krack might be made in Hindi. Currently, Ravi Teja is busy with his next Khiladi, the first-look of which has already been released. The film will see play a dual role with Meenakshi Chaudhary and Dimple Hayathi as his co-stars. Ramesh Varma of Rakshasudu fame will be directing the film. … [Read more...] about Niharika Konidela is all praise for Ravi Teja and Shruti Haasan starrer Krack
Another Vijay formula that is broken, in the conventions of masala entertainers, is the way these “mass” scenes are written and integrated into the film for the hero, but without his wilful participation. There are two scenes that are really solid. Early on, in the college portions, when the winning candidate, Savitha (Gowri Kishan), of the student election says she wants to share the position with the losing candidate, Bhargav (Shanthanu Bhagyaraj), she tells professor JD that she is afraid of him. And what she does next? She borrows JD’s kada — which is usually associated with men and masculinity, thanks to Kamal Haasan for Sathya — to boost her self-confidence. She feels safe appears to be the point. … [Read more...] about ‘Master’ movie review: An in-form Vijay takes a backseat to have fun. But is that enough?
Film remakes sound great on paper for what can be more promising than taking an already successful film, updating it, and presenting it anew. But it is more of a gamble than it appears to be. If the numbers are any indication, 90 per cent of remakes of classic or blockbuster Bollywood films fail to perform at the box office and the negative reviews that the remakes of 'Himmatwala', 'Chashme Baddoor', 'Zanjeer' and 'Shaukeen', ‘Sholay’ and 'Karz' fetched is proof. The recent remake of 'Coolie No 1' starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan failed to meet audience expectations. Not just 'Coolie No 1', but other Bollywood remakes have also missed the mark in entertaining the audience. This leaves us wondering, should Bollywood touch old blockbusters and remake them? For the #BigStory of the week, we spoke to the industry to gauge their thoughts. Here’s what they had to say: Touch ’em not ‘Success rate of repeating success with old Bollywood films is just 10 … [Read more...] about #BigStory: Should Bollywood remake old classics and blockbusters?
New Delhi: As the Bigg Boss 14 season is nearing its grand finale, contestants inside the house are surely finding new means and tricks to make it to the last. In last night's episode, wild card entry Sonali Phogat, who until now had been peaceful and cordial with everyone showed a different side of hers. … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss 14: Sonali Phogat’s ugly war of words with Rubina Dilaik divides house