Daas Dev Cast: Rahul Bhat, Richa Chadda, Aditi Rao Hydari, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Vineet Kumar Singh
Daas Dev Director: Sudhir Mishra
Daas Dev mango Bollywood rating: 3.5 on 5 stars
Daas Dev, the modern retelling of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s epic, Devdas, about on the brooding lover who takes to the bottle with an unwavering passion for self destruction, is anything but that! The only thing which is similar to the classic novel is the political scene during the time of the original book. This Sudhir Mishra film is a culmination of the original Devdas and Hamlet, two much loved classics merged into one brilliantly made film!
The doomed love story of Devdas gets a vigorous contemporary spin. It is not quite as downbeat as the much filmed original. Coupled with the tragic revenge saga of Hamlet, Daas Dev winds up in a shadowy political household where intrigue and conspiracy lurk in every shady nook. Going by the book, there’s a Dev (Rahul Bhat,) a Paro (Richa Chadda) and a very politically inclined Chandramukhi (Aditi Rao Hydari) who uses her beauty as a tool for gain!
Mishra used his leads to their complete potential, with Aditi Rao Hydari and Richa Chaddha bringing their A game to the table. Even Rahul Bhat brings a whole new take to the Dev to whom we have all gotten habituated. A political heir, Dev is perennially inebriated until he’s forced to sober up and take over from his politician uncle (Saurabh Shukla.) Paro, a social reformer of sorts, urges Dev to take up “real issues”. However, when he digs in, a can of worms is exposed — a relation who betrayed him, a clandestine affair comes to light and amidst all this, a Prakash Jha like twist is realised when Paro gets hitched with the political head of the opposition party (Vipin Sharma.)
If this isn’t reason enough to watch this political thriller, then the songs, the cinematography and the brilliant direction should make up for the plot! While the film does have its plus points, the flaws lie in the multiple layers and the unnecessary innuendoes seen throughout. One of the glaring flaws of the film lies in the fact though Aditi Rao Hydari plays the role of Chandini perfectly, her character is pushed aside as the multiple sub plots start to unfold.
Although Mishra has had a varying stint in the industry as a director, Daas Dev brings him back to the ranks as a force to be reckoned. It isn’t solely by separating Dev and Daas in the title and changing the established sequence that Mishra flips the gender balance around. The women in Daas Dev are no pushovers. They are strong willed, assertive individuals who can stare down anybody who looks them in the eye in the misplaced hope of browbeating them into submission. A must watch for those who are looking at gender roles in a new light!
Mission Mangal Trailer Out Now
The trailer of the much anticipated Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal is out now and it looks amazing.
The makers, after teasing the trailer launch for quite some time, finally launched it with much fanfare in Mumbai on July 18th. The producer and lead of the movie, Akshay Kumar, took to Twitter to announce the launch of the trailer. “Yeh sirf ek kahaani nahi balki ek misaal hai us namumkin sapne ki jise mumkin kiya India ne #MissionMangalTrailer out now” his tweet read.
Yeh sirf ek kahaani nahi balki ek misaal hai uss namumkin sapne ki jise mumkin kiya India ne.#MissionMangalTrailer out now https://t.co/9nDaX29Jo5@taapsee @SonakshiSinha @vidya_balan @TheSharmanJoshi @menennithya @IamKirtiKulhari @Jaganshakti @foxstarhindi #HopeProductions @isro
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 18, 2019
The 3 minute trailer begins with Akshay Kumar’s voice, “There is no science without experiment.” The trailer introduces us to a group of scientists from different backgrounds and their determination to launch the Mars Orbiter Mission.
In an earlier tweet, Akshay revealed, the real reason behind him choosing to work on Mission Mangal is to familiarise his daughter with the incredible story of India’s mission to Mars.
#MissionMangal , a film which I hope will inspire as much as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter and children her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars! @FoxStarHindi #HopePictures #JaganShakti @isro pic.twitter.com/yMwkCPr2KR
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 4, 2019
The tweet read “For several years, Hollywood made movies and TV shows like Star Trek, Star Wars, Gravity etc. This inspired an entire generation of inventors, scientists and explorers. I have always wanted to be part of one such movie… A movie that inspires our future generations… One that celebrates imagination and curiosity. Mission Mangal is that film for me… A film that I hope will inspire as much as it will entertain. Based on the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars, Mission Mangal is a film about ordinary people achieving the extraordinary… A story that proves that creativity, ideas and dreams have no limit… just like the sky! This Independence Day, the sky is not the limit”
Mission Mangal is loosely based on the story of the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and their contribution to the Mars Orbiter Mission. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and H.G. Dattatreya as the leads. The film is directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by R. Balki, Akshay Kumar and Fox Star Studios.
Mission Mangal is all set to release on August 15th 2019 and will clash with the John Abraham starrer Batla House and the Prabhas starrer Saaho.
What are your thoughts about the trailer of Mission Mangal? Comment below and let us know.
Akshay Kumar Donates To CM Relief Fund For Assam Floods
Actor Akshay Kumar pledged Rs. 1 crore each to the Assam CM Relief Fund and Kaziranga National Park rescue operations as the State is experiencing heavy floods and torrential rain.
Assam is currently witnessing one of the biggest floods in the State in 15 years, with 17 people reported dead and over 45 lakh people affected. With approximately 90 % of the Kaziranga National Park submerged in water, the wild animals of the Kaziranga National Park were also affected by the flood and were seen taking shelter in human inhabited areas.
Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to announce his donation. His tweet read, “Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam.All affected, humans or animals,deserve support in this hour of crisis.I’d like to donate 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund & for Kaziranga Park rescue.Appealing to all to contribute @CMOfficeAssam @kaziranga_”
Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam.All affected, humans or animals,deserve support in this hour of crisis.I’d like to donate 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund & for Kaziranga Park rescue.Appealing to all to contribute @CMOfficeAssam @kaziranga_
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 17, 2019
Akshay Kumar has always proved his deep care for the Nation by helping the Country whenever he can. The 51 year old National Award winning actor urged others to contribute to the fund as well. People who wish to donate to the CM Relief Fund can use the mobile payment app Paytm for doing so.
Kalki Koechlin All Set For Her Web Series Bhram
Kalki Koechlin is known to play unconventional and out of the box roles and nailing every performance. Kalki’s next project will be a web series named Bhram, in which the actress will be seen playing a novelist suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)
Produced by ZEE5, 90 % of the series will be shot in Shimla and the makers are excited to have a talented actress like Kalki Koechlin on board. The director of the series, Sangeeth Sivan, said “It is about the workings of the mind, and how it affects us. Kalki plays a writer in the series. It’s not a conventional role. There are many shades to her character. We needed someone who is versatile and who could slip into the part with ease. Kalki has been doing some great projects.”
Kalki Koechlin’s last project was Zoya Akhtar’s and Reema Kagti’s web series Made In Heaven, for which the actress was praised a lot. She will be seen next in Netflix India’s most talked about series Sacred Games 2 and fans are excited to see which role the talented actress will play in the series.
Bhram will also star Bhumika Chawla, Sanjay Suri, Eijaz Khan and Omkar Kapoor, among others. The web series is inspired from Hari Kumar K.’s book The Other Side Of Her and will consist of 8 episodes.
Salman Khan Starrer Dabangg 3 To Wrap Up Shoot Soon
Actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan revealed recently, the shooting of Dabangg 3, will most likely be over by September. With almost 60 % of the shoot complete, the makers are all ready to release the third installment in the Dabanng film series by the end of 2019.
A prequel to Dabangg, the story is set in the state of Madhya Pradesh and will see Salman Khan as a young Chulbul Pandey before joining the police force. South actor Sudeep was confirmed as the villain of the movie and there will be many action sequences between Salman and Sudeep.
The cast of Dabangg 3 are working hard to meet the expectations of the audience. Arbaaz Khan said, “People have a lot of expectations from the film and that only means they love the franchise and the character. If there were no expectations, it was a matter of concern for us. We are giving our best and doing everything that Dabangg 3 requires. We are trying to make it a good entertainer. We are happy and confident with the film. We hope people like it.”
Directed by Prabhu Deva, Dabangg 3 will see Sonakshi Sinha reprise her role as Rajjo, Chulbul Pandey’s wife. It was also confirmed, Saiee Manjrekar, Mahesh Manjreker’s daughter, will make her debut with the movie as young Chulbul Pandey’s romantic interest.
Happy Hardy And Heer Teaser Out Now
The makers of Happy Hardy and Heer dropped the teaser of the film on July 16th and Himesh Reshammiya looks phenomenal in the musical.
Starring Himesh Reshammiya and Sonia Mann in the lead roles, Happy Hardy and Heer is touted to be the musical of 2019. As a part of the film promotions, the makers of the film released a motion teaser last week, which was well received by the audience. After the success of the motion poster, the makers dropped the teaser of the film, on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima.
The three minute teaser showcases glimpses of 4 songs from the film and also introduces us to the film’s grandeur. Himesh Reshammiya can be seen essaying a dual role in this film. Set in Scotland, Happy Hardy and Heer is a fun love story.
This film boasts of blockbuster Punjabi music with a plethora of star singers, including Himesh Reshammiya, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Jubin Nautiyal, Asis Kaur, Harshdeep, Navraj Hans, Rabbi Shergill, Anusha Mani, Paayal Dev, Aryan and Sameer Khan, on board.
Sharing his excitement, Himesh Reshammiya said, “We have made these songs with a lot of love and songs which are timeless melodies and have a shelf life like my other songs. This film has lovely characters and song situations which take the story forward and not even a single song is out of place or forced in the story and yet every song has tremendous audio and visual appeal and personal identification for every music lover in the Country. Happy Hardy and Heer has a beautiful script which is a very entertaining love story for which it was very important to have great music and I’m really proud of the script and the music of the film.”
Produced by Himesh Reshammiya, Happy Hardy and Heer will hit screens late this year.
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