Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi
Director: Shaad Ali
mango Bollywood Rating: 3.5/5
Bollywood is embracing the talent of our sportsmen and curating them via producing inspiring films. Previously, Bollywood depicted a hockey game with Chak De India, the famous 2007 film. Now, the latest film Soorma happens to be second film about the portrayal of a hockey player. The much anticipated Soorma is based on the biopic of the former captain of the Indian National Hockey Team, Sandeep Singh. Under his captaincy India went on to win the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup ,qualified for the 2012 Olympics and the rest we know is history!
Punjabi Singer turned Actor Diljit Dosanjh is from a non sports background, yet the actor has brought to life an ace hockey player’s character on screen! The film features Diljit Dosanjh, Angad Bedi and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles. Soorma starts with Diljit Dosanjh’s impressive portrayal as Sandeep Singh and his journey from a carefree boy who picks up the hockey stick to prove his love to Harpreet (Taapsee Pannu.) Eventually, life takes a turbulent turn for him when an accident leaves his lower body paralyzed. Angad Bedi portrays the role of Diljit’s brother Bikramjeet Singh, who helps and inspires Diljit to transform from an amateur to a national level champion. Angad stands like a rock as Diljit’s life gets tougher. From a heartbroken boy to the national level champ, Diljit Dosanjh excels as a hockey player In Soorma! Other roles include Satish Kaushik as the helpless but proud father who sees his son fall to the lowest point and then shine as a hero, Kulbhushan Kharbanda is the supportive federation chairman among others.
The entire cast of the film pulls the strings the moment Soorma starts looking like a sports film. From full fledged Punjabi songs and locations to awe inspiring performances of the actors, with 131 minute duration, Soorma does complete justice to the biopic of Sandeep Singh.
Hera Pheri – Most Hilarious Dialogues
Hera Pheri came out 19 years ago and was a remake of the 1989 Malayalam movie, Ramji Rao Speaking. Hera Pheri remains timeless because of its amazing cast, hilarious punchlines and an entertaining script. The movie follows three misfits who face hilarious situations in their quest to make easy money. Let’s look at some of the most hilarious dialogues from this movie.
Most hilarious dialogues from Hera Pheri
1) “Ye Babu Rao ka style hai.”
A good response to everyone who questions our fashion sense.
2) “Agar subaha subaha sandaas jana hai to singer banna padega, nahi toh 2km duur railway ki pataripe.”
This movie taught us the best way to deal with a broken bathroom door.
3) “Mere pitaji ki maut 9 min 28 second pahale hui thi toh marne ke seniority ke hisab se mere pitaji senior hue toh pahala haq unhi ka banta hai na?”
What a perfect way to reason your way through life.
4) “Naap ka kya karna re….naap me tereko bhejta hai na badme… pahale tu kapde toh silake bhej!”
Babu Rao about how to prank prank callers like a pro.
6) “Haan Raju barabar bolta hai…Ee shyaam samja na Raju bolta hai kisi ka naam nahi lene ka!”
This taught us the correct way to stay discreet.
6) “Meri kundli mein khoon likha hai… maloom hai na?”
A phrase which become go-to line for every angry person in India
7) “Yeh kis ka gun hai bhai, jo gir gaya hai….yeh leke jao…badme bolna nahi mene chori kiya tha!”
Babu Rao’s lesson about how to stay honest in life.
And the ever classic, “Utha le re baba utha le….. Mereko nai, inn dono ko utha le!”
With colorful characters like Babu Rao, Raju and Shyam, Hera Pheri has become a cult movie in Bollywood.
So, which of these dialogues from the movie made you laugh so hard that you cried? Comment below and let us know.
Bollywood Movies Adapted From Shakespeare’s Plays
Regarded as the greatest writer of English language, William Shakespeare is also the most filmed author in the world in any language, with a list of 410 movies and TV series adaptations of his plays. Shakespeare’s creations also found many admirers in Bollywood, with many of his works being adapted into Bollywood movies. Let us look at some Bollywood movies adapted from the work of the Bard Of Avon.
Bollywood movies adapted from Shakespeare’s plays
1) Angoor (1982) – The Comedy Of Errors
Written and directed by Gulzar, Angoor is a remake of Bengali film Bhranti Bilas, adapted from Shakerspeare’s play The Comedy Of Errors. Angoor is a bizarre story of mixed identity and complete confusion as the characters in the movie have the same names. Starring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in dual roles, Angoor, with its catchy songs and hilarious punchlines, became a classic Bollywood comedy.
2) Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) – Romeo and Juliet
Based on Shakespeare’s most famous classic tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak featured Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla as modern day Romeo and Juliet. A major commercial success, the movie is credited with reinventing the romantic musical genre in Bollywood. The songs of the movie gained popularity, with “Papa kehte hain bada naam karega” becoming a classic.
3) Maqbool (2003) – Macbeth
Maqbool was adapted from Macbeth, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Considered the first in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare inspired trilogy, it won Bhardwaj international acclaim. The movie used the Mumbai underworld as the backdrop, with exceptional performances by Pankaj Kapur and Tabu, whose portrayal of Lady Macbeth was quite impressive.
4) Omkara (2006) – Othello
Second in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare inspired trilogy, Omkara is based on Shakespeare’s 1603 play Othello. The crime drama Omkara was set in Uttar Pradesh and explored the destruction caused by jealousy. It starred Ajay Devgn in the titular role, along with Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Obroi, Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor and Konkana Sen and was a commercial as well as critical success.
5) Haider (2014) – Hamlet
Haider, the third in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare inspired trilogy, was a modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet. Set in Kashmir during the 1995 conflicts, Haider follows Haider seeking the truth about his father’s disappearance. The movie garnered praises for its direction, performances and screenplay.
With admirers all over Bollywood, the legacy of Shakespeare will live on through these movies. As Naseeruddin Shah once said, “The roots may look lost, but every big story from Hindi film industry is from Shakespeare.”
Which one of these Bollywood adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays do you love the most? Comment below and let us know.
Best Bollywood Psychological Thrillers Of All Time
They are not horror movies, but they terrify us all the same. Psychological thrillers make us restless and keeps us on the edge of our seats, wondering what will happen next. Here are the 5 best psychological thriller from Bollywood.
1)No Smoking (2007)
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this neo noir psychological thriller starred John Abraham and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. The story is about a narcissistic chain smoker, K (Abraham,) who decides to quit smoking in the hope of saving his marriage. He gets admitted to a rehabilitation center run by Baba Bengali (Rawal) and gets caught in a game of cat and mouse. Panned by critics and audiences upon its release, this movie has since become a cult film. Filled with horror and dark humour, this movie will keep you hooked till the end.
2)Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
The film tells the story of a girl, whose perfect love story turns into a tale of betrayal when she gets wrongfully accused by the person with whom she fell in love. Her journey to get revenge by drastically changing herself inside out makes this movie one of the best in the list. Starring Urmila Matondkar and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles, this movie is guaranteed to creep you out with its engaging storyline and gory climax.
Loosely based on American film Silence of the Lambs, Sangharsh stars Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta and Ashutosh Rana in the lead roles. It is the story of a religious fanatic, Lajja Shankar Pandey, who believes in the sacrifice of children to gain immortality. Played by Ashutosh Rana to perfection, the character of Lajja Shankar Pandey will give you nightmares days after watching this movie.
4)13B – Fear Has A New Address (2009)
This psychological horror film follows Manohar (Madhavan) and his family as they move to a new apartment. 13B shows what happens when the family chances upon a TV serial which eerily resembles all the events the family is going through in real life. This thriller is packed with spine tinglings chills and scares and has a strong script and ensemble cast who did their jobs to perfection.
Another psychological thriller starring Urmila Matondkar, this Ram Gopal Varma directorial tells the story of a girl home alone, who, on a rainy night, is disturbed by an uninvited guest (played by Manoj Bajpayee.) Even after 20 years of its release, this movie still is a fan favorite, all thanks to the movie’s interesting screenplay and characters.
In an industry full of romantic comedies, Bollywood managed to create some gems in the psychological thriller genre. These movies managed to sneak behind the viewers and pull the rug from under their feet when they least expected it.
If you think we missed mentioning any other great Bollywood psychological thrillers, comment and let us know.
Arjun Patiala Trailer Out Now
The trailer of Arjun Patiala, starring Kriti Sanon, Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma, released today and by the looks of things, this one is a laughter riot all the way through!
From the very beginning, the leads were promoting the film through funny tit bits and videos, keeping everyone guessing about what to expect from their movie. Watch the trailer now and see what we mean!
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— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) June 20, 2019
The trailer opens with a voice over of the iconic radio jockey, Ameen Sayani, introducing the movie. Juxtaposed with scenes from Ajay Devgn’s Singham and Ranveer Singh’s Simmba, Ameen’s voice over introduces Arjun Patiala as the 145th cop film in Bollywood!
Honest to the very minute, the trailer introduces Diljit Dosanjh’s character (Arjun Patiala) as a cute cop, Kriti Sanon (Ritu Randhawa) as the supremely dramatic heroine and Varun Sharma (Onida Singh) as the hero’s cop friend. Just like Arjun, Onida also has a hilarious story to his name and through the trailer, one gets glimpses of how his childhood was.
With Ritu being a crime reporter and Arjun and Onida playing the roles of small time cops, the trailer is action packed and filled with at least half a dozen bad guys. Talking about the film, Kriti Sanon said , “I feel it’s a completely different kind of a comedy. It’s a slightly spoofy kind of a comedy. I don’t think that kind of a take on comedy has been done before.”
Directed by Rohit Jugraj, and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan under their T-Series and Maddock banners, this movie is touted to be a goofy cop comedy. Arjun Patiala is scheduled to hit the screens on the 26th of July, so stay tuned!
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Release Date Announced
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, a Sunny Deol directorial, has a new release date. Marking the debut of Sunny Deol’s son, Karan Deol, the movie is going to release on 20th September this year.
This movie also marks the entrance of a new face, Sahher Bambba. While Karan is all set to play the male lead in the film, Sahher is going to play the female lead.
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) June 18, 2019
Initially scheduled to release on 19th July, Sunny Deol postponed the release of the film because of his political commitments. The film will now not have a solo release date and will clash with Sonam Kapoor’s The Zoya Factor.
A source working on the film said in a statement, “Ever since his victory in Gurdaspur last month, Sunny has been busy taking stock of the situation and planning various measures that need to be implemented in the city. Knowing the important role that a debut vehicle plays in an actor’s career all too well, Sunny doesn’t want to give divided attention to Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. So, he thought it best to push the love story by two months.”
A romantic movie shot extensively in Manali and Mumbai, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas will be presented by Dharmendra and is produced by Zee Studios.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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