Baa Baaa Black Sheep Cast: Manjari Phadnis, Manish Paul, Kay Kay Menon, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor
Baa Baaa Black Sheep Director: Vishwaas Paandya
Baa Baaa Black Sheep mango Bollywood Rating: 2.5 on 5 stars
Director Vishwaas Paandya made his Bollywood directorial debut with this movie. With a strong ensemble cast consisting of talented actors like Anupam Kher, Manjari Phadnis and Kay Kay Menon, one would have expected a quirkily titled movie as this to make a big splash.
However, the film opens with Vishwaas Paandya saying this movie was a tribute to all the films he watched growing up. Unfortunately, within the first few moments of the film, one wonders what his childhood consisted. Balbir Sharma aka baba (Manish Paul), discovers on his 25th birthday that his father Charudutt Sharma (Anupam Kher), a timid cashew dealer in Goa, has been moonlighting as a contract killer Charlie, for years! The two soon get tangled in a chain of events that involve a cop, a fraud art dealer and a few bad guys (also bad actors.)
While the plot seems to be a new one, what does not work for this movie is the songs, the cliched dialogues and the tired action sequences. Manish Paul takes himself way too seriously as the protagonist. Anupam Kher tries a little too hard to fit into a role not made for him and Kay Kay Menon just does not seem to have it in him to act for this movie.
There are twists and turns that have a logical ending. However, the story falls flat because it looks like the cast, as well as the director, do not want to put in the required amount of effort into the movie. Manjari Phadnis does a good job, but is all in all forgettable.
What hurts the heart the most here is to see talented actors like Anupam Kher and Kay Kay Menon be a part of a movie as trivial as this. Watch if you need a break from the daily grind and if you can take reality with more than a pinch of salt. Baa Baaa Black Sheep is expected to get around Rs. 1 crores at the box office on its first day.
Wishing Juhi Chawla A Very Happy Birthday Through Her Music
Juhi Chawla, the original Bubbly Girl of Bollywood, turns a year older and wiser and is now, more beautiful than she ever was. As the lady who made her grand Bollywood debut opposite none other than Aamir Khan, the Chocolate Boy of the country at that point, not many thought she would last long. However, through the years, the actress has time and time again proved she is not just a pretty face, but a true force of nature. Here’s celebrating the beautiful lady’s roles through the years by listening to some of her really famous songs.
1. Aye Mere Hamsfar from Qayamat Se Quayamat Tak (1988)
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was to the ’80s what Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was to the ’90s. Defining love and giving major goals to the people in their teens, this movie brought Juhi Chawla’s innocence to the screen in all its glory. A musical hit in every way possible, Aye Mere Humsafar was perhaps the most iconic song Juhi Chawla performed in, making a statement so strong, she made the Bollywood world sit up and take notice. Listen to the song here.
2. Ghoonghat Ki Aad Se Dilbar Ka from Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke (1993)
Another Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla classic, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke was one of those iconic Bollywood movies that is now forever etched in the sands of time. What makes this film so much more memorable was because of Juhi Chawla’s brilliant performance. Not only that, this song also had one of the best dance moves Chawla made during that period of her career. If you still have not listened to this masterpiece of a song even after all these years, you are definitely missing out.
3. Likha Hai Ye from Darr
Darr had everything coming together for a perfectly entertaining package. With tantalizing music, a script that kept one hooked to the very end and a cast that was spellbinding, to say the least, Chawla’s Darr was just sheer brilliance. To top it all, the fact it was a Yash Chopra film was just the perfect cherry on top of an already delicious cake. For those not in the know, here’s the song!
4. Ishq Hua from Ishq
That Aamir Khan’s and Juhi Chawla’s chemistry is amazing is an undeniable fact. To prove just this, their film Ishq was just the much needed balm on a hot day. Remember the magic created by these two brilliant actors in all their previous films? It was brought back to life in Ishq. What’s more, Ishq Hua was the track clinching everything together in a beautiful bundle. Listen to the song here and now.
For a long time, people loved watching Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla on the big screen together. However, through the years, the actress grew to make room for another Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) next to her. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani could be described as one of the best movies Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla worked on together. In fact, the title song of this film is so famous, people groove to its beats even after all these years! You know you have to listen to it here.
The Charm Of Bollywood Movies From The 70s And The 80s
The seventies and the eighties of Bollywood were perhaps some of the most influential decades of Indian cinema. While the seventies were said to have propelled the Angry Young Man (Amitabh Bachchan) and Rishi Kapoor into the forefront, the eighties of Bollywood were quite a contrast. Perhaps what makes these two decades so great is that the films made here were neither too old to forget, nor too young to ignore. Here’s taking a look at some movies which made the ’70s and ’80s truly glorious.
1. Anand (1971)
A film described as one of the best performances by Rajesh Khanna, Anand was a Hrishikesh Mukherjee masterpiece. Playing the role of a man who knows how to have a laugh despite everything going wrong, Rajesh Khanna managed to keep the audience captivated with his antics. What made Anand such an endearing film was that through all the darkness, Rajesh Khanna’s character was filled with light, love and laughter. Even now, almost thirty five years after its release, this movie is still a masterpiece!
2. Zanjeer (1973)
While the beginning of the ’70s were described as the Golden Era of Rajesh Khanna’s career, 1973 was the point that saw the emergence of another major star, Amitabh Bachchan. Big B was picked as the lead for Zanjeer after actors like Dharmendra, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand turned down the role of a stern faced cop (Vijay.) The character which was such a hit, it became the foundation for the other movies. In fact, this character sat so well with the audience, it was one of the most sought after characters for most of the other movies released in that decade. Not only did Zanjeer see the birth of the Angry Young Man, it also saw a shift in the kind of lead roles one saw in movies. An iconic movie for sure, Zanjeer was perhaps one of the best movies from the ’70s.
3. Deewar (1975)
Although Zanjeer was said to have put the Angry Young Man on the map of brilliant movies, it was Yash Chopra’s Deewar that really established Big B’s presence in the world of Bollywood. Loosely based on Haji Mastan’s life, this film told the tale of two brothers (played by Big B and Shashi Kapoor) on the opposite sides of the world. With brilliant dialogues, a story of the ages and extremely heartwarming scenes, Deewar was perhaps one of the most iconic and memorable films of the ’70s. In fact, it can be labelled as one of the films which changed the cinematic landscape of Bollywood.
4. Sholay (1975)
1975 was a popular year. Not only did it see the emergence of another truly epic movie in the form of Sholay. Giving us some brilliant characters like Veeru, Basanti, Jai, Thakur and Gabbar Singh (also, one of the best dialogues in history: Kitne Aadmi Thhe?) Sholay was one of the best things that happened to Indian cinema. Criminals, a love story, cheeky one liners and epic fight scenes all came together in a seamless combination to form the King of all fight movies, Sholay! If you are reading this and still have not watched Sholay, then you are definitely missing out on an experience of a lifetime.
5. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
While Amar Akbar Anthony wasn’t the first ever lost and found movie or the first ever blockbuster, it could easily have been any one of them. A star studded film, a brilliant story line and music that was beautifully resonating with the times, this Manmohan Desai directorial had all the trappings of an exceptional movie. Satisfying till even after the rolling of the credits, Amar Akbar Anthony was a masterpiece in every sense of the word.
While the 70s were all about large films, beautiful stories and memorable melodies, the 80s were about revisiting the golden days of Indian history and for creating larger than life musicals.
6. Karz (1980)
Criticised by fans and critics alike, Karz was said to be way ahead of its time when it released. Touted to be one of the best musicals of its time, this Subhash Ghai directorial would have been an instant hit had it been made during present times. A heartwarming story and a tale resonating with days gone by, Karz was perhaps one of the major trendsetters of Indian cinema in the 1980s.
7. Umrao Jaan (1981)
A tribute to the courtesan filled era during the Mughal Raaj, Umrao Jaan was Muzaffar Ali’s tribute to a court dancer who had gifts like no one else at the time. With Rekha playing the role of this dancer, the film showed the circle of life and how even though you travel all over the world, you come back to where everything began. Bringing a wonderfully beautiful expression of pain, sorrow, music and the arts to the fore like never before, Umrao Jaan was made so well, it is relevant even in today’s times.
8. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
While the ’70s saw the emergence of Amitabh Bachchan, the ’80s saw the revival of Bollywood gems like Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Baswani. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro got together a brilliant ensemble cast, the creme of Bollywood. A brilliantly made satire that talked about everything wrong with India then and today, this film was a class apart in every possible. What makes this movie so great was that it was a happy accident, an unplanned super hit in every way imaginable. So great was its success that even after all these years, no director was able to remake the movie.
9. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
Popularly known for being the movie that changed Aamir Khan’s characterization in Indian cinema, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was a beautiful story. One of the first attempts at an Indian version of Romeo and Juliet, this movie also brought to the fore the amazing chemistry between Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan. Taking the step forward from the trend of heartbreaking romance, the success of this movie gave Bollywood a formula the industry milked for years to come.
10. Parinda (1989)
Vidhu Vinod Chopra just had to end the ’80s with a bang and looking at the massive success that was Ardh Satya, he just had to make Parinda. Taking a chance with a theme like this was not easy and when he did take the chance, he redefined the crime genre in Bollywood. With a burning climax and a story which was gripping to the very end, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parinda was a film that paved the way for future history makers.
The ’70s and the ’80s showed the world that Bollywood was not just about dancing around trees and romancing under the bushes. The movies of these eras showed us the beauty of telling stories in a magical way, giving everyone memories like never before. If you think we missed out on any other movies from these glorious decades, comment and let us know!
Kedarnath Trailer Shows Love In All Its True Colours
After what seems like a really long wait, the trailer of Abhishek Kapoor’s highly anticipated Kedarnath just dropped and by the looks of things, the film promises to be truly beautiful. With Sushant Singh Rajput as the male lead, this Abhishek Kapoor directorial introduces a brand new female lead in the form of Sara Ali Khan! Set against the rustic and hilly Uttarakhand, the trailer explores the massive destruction in Kedarnath, post the heavy floods of 2013.
Claiming to be an unusual love story, the just dropped trailer explores the unique story between a porter (Mansoor, played by Sushant Singh Rajput) and a rich tourist girl (Mukku, played by Sara Ali Khan.) Mansoor takes tourists on his back to the main temple of Uttarakhand (a 14 km trek.) During one of these journeys up the mountain, Mansoor and Mukku meet and consequently fall in love. However, just like every love story between two lovers from different backgrounds, this love story is also fraught with many difficulties. Watch the trailer here.
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Just like the makers promised, there are other problems the two love birds have to face. Mukku, a Hindu, prays for a massive calamity to hit the hilly town. However, little does she know that what she wished for will really happen. Moments after Mukku prays at the shrine, the trailer shifts to a series of flash floods harming everything and everyone in its wake. What this longer than three minutes trailer doesn’t show is whether or not Mukku and Mansoor live to see the light at the end of the storm.
It is interesting to note here that this trailer is perhaps one of the first of its kind to not give the listeners even a slight glimpse into the songs of the movie. Earlier scheduled to hit the screens on the 30th of November, Kedarnath is going to hit the screens on the 7th of December, 2018.
Priyanka Chopra And How She Became A Force Of Nature
When a 17 year old girl won the Miss World Pageant in the year 2000, the whole world was left spellbound. How it was possible that a girl so young could reach the top without any grooming or training and achieve such incredible success, was a fact not many could understand. Priyanka Chopra, also known as PeeCee, is a self made woman who has time and time again proven to the world that it is not things like connections or having a strong man behind you that make you successful, but who you are and what the world sees you as that makes you great. As the gorgeous lady is all set to tie the knot with American heartthrob and singer, Nick Jonas, here’s looking at all the times PeeCee proved us her worth.
1. Her choice of movies
From Aitraaz (2004) to Baywatch (2017,) PeeCee has done more number of unconventional roles than any other actress in the industry. All her characters have a strong sense of self, a trait which is loud and clear by the way Priyanka Chopra acted in these movies. In fact, even in her lighter movies (Dostana and Dil Dhadakne Do,) Chopra made sure she made a strong point through her character. In fact, it is fair to say the lady has picked movies that appeal not only to a large target audience, but to the emotional side of people as well.
2. Her stance on being true to yourself
Time and time again, Priyanka Chopra has said things that show how true she is to herself as a woman first and then, an actress. From buying her own diamonds, to breaking the glass ceiling, PeeCee’s goals are set quite high in life. So true is this that when PeeCee was asked where she saw herself ten years ago, her answer was simple and to the point: “To global domination.” Well, with her fingers dipped into the delicious cookie jar of Hollywood, it is safe to say this prophecy might very well come true.
3. When she told us to listen to our heart
The first time PeeCee surprised the world was when she played a negative role in a film like Aitraaz, despite being a new face in the industry. It was the success of this film that reinforced PeeCee’s policy of listening to your heart. Recently, her mother said PeeCee was so confident about who she was as a person, that she lost more than ten films just because she didn’t like the way she felt about them.
4. Learn to be you
A true risk taker right from the very beginning, Priyanka Chopra taught us taking risks is not a bad thing at all. From playing negative roles at the very beginning of her career to taking up roles that broke stereotypes, PeeCee has always done what she thought worked for her, showing everyone around there was power in taking risks and being true to yourself!
5. Be strong and bold
Whether it is the things she says, the people she dates (now marrying soon,) the clothes she wears or the movies she picks, everything about Priyanka Chopra makes a statement. She is here, she is now and she is more than ready to voice her opinion when needed. In Bollywood, when one is constantly watched, judged and ridiculed for their public statements, this trait is quite a unique one.
From being one of the most vocal actresses in the industry and side stepping the double edged sword of nepotism, PeeCee has shown everyone the importance of living life on your own terms. If you think we missed we missed out any other lessons from Priyanka Chopra, comment and let us know!
2.0 Trailer Is A Showdown Between Rajnikanth And Akshay Kumar
The highly anticipated trailer of 2.0 finally hit the internet today and just as expected, the movie is going to be extremely exciting. A collaboration like never before, the film shows a union between the South Indian megastar, Rajinikanth and the Bad Boy of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar.
The close to two minutes trailer is packed with high octane fight sequences and has drama playing as one of the chief elements. Every shot and every sequence has been shot with extreme levels of energy and creativity, with visuals that blow the viewers mind. Watch the trailer here.
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The trailer shows what happens when technology takes over and humans lose control of the very things they created. The trailer shows people running for cover, when they realise cellphones all over the city are disappearing. The question of the hour is finally answered when Akshay Kumar’s character says, “Cellphone rakhnewala har vyakti hathyata hai.”
One of the most gripping things in this trailer is the intense fight scene between Akshay Kumar’s and Rajnikanth’s characters, a scene where both are seen fighting for the other’s territory. Amy Jackson’s character also makes a blink and miss appearance in the trailer, giving viewers the idea that there is more happening in the movie than what meets the eye.
This particular Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer has been a product of 25 VFX studios worldwide, 1,000 VFX artists, 500 craftsmen and 3,000 technicians. With such a massive team involved in creating the end product, it stands to see what the final product will look like. With more than three years of effort gone into the making of the film, 2.0 is finally going to hit the screens on the 29th of November this year!
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