With the trend veering towards thrillers and horror comedies, romance seems to have taken a backseat. And that, in turn, affects the songs in the films. Today, most stars are not keen on lip sync songs and prefer background numbers. The number of songs has come down to three or four per album, as opposed to seven a few years ago. Singer Srinivas explains, “Songs have moved from ears to the eyes, as the idea today is to create a big bang impact as a promo to create a curiosity around the film. So the emphasis is on catch phrases and the need to catch the attention of the viewer in 10 seconds. Melody is no longer relevant in an age when composers are trying to create viral hit numbers.” … [Read more...] about Dear Kollywood, where are the love stories?
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Both Mallathahalli and J.P. Park lakes are part of R.R. Nagar Assembly constituency, earlier represented by Munirathna, now disqualified for defecting to the BJP. A bypoll is yet to be held owing to an election petition challenging Mr. Munirathna's election pending in the Karnataka High Court. … [Read more...] about Proposal for toy train track around Bengaluru lakes draws ire
“Quaden is in the highest statistic with being a young Aboriginal boy in the world, they are taking their lives at the highest rate. That for me is my legacy, that’s why I’m doing what I’m doing and we’re not going to suffer silence anymore, there are way too many people suffering in silence and my heart goes out to those families who have already lost their children to bullying. It’s been way too many and it needs to be addressed. It’s an international crisis and it demands urgent attention.” … [Read more...] about Yarraka Bayles opens up on ‘amazing community response’ to bullied son Quaden’s story
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In recent years, films based in small towns, especially in north India, have explored narratives which are a clash between modernity and deep-rooted conservative ideologies and idiosyncrasies associated with them. This juxtaposition of traditional with the modern often produce interesting stories. But when the template of such narratives is not judiciously handled and instead presented in an old formulaic format, they become intolerable. 'Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana' is one such film. Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is a story of love, revenge, and reconciliation of Satyendra (Rao) and Aarti (Kharbanda). Torn between domesticity and career, Aarti chooses the latter and runs away on her wedding day when she gets to know that she has passed the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examination and will become an officer. Satyendra, who loves Aarti deeply, loses faith in love and marriage. He and his family bear the shame of a aborted marriage. Things take a dramatic turn when Satyendra, a … [Read more...] about ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ review: A simple love story with stellar performances