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When is the second season of Sacred Games airing? Is Gaitonde alive? Will there be a nuclear war?

These kind of questions are pouring in on all the social media platforms. If you have not watched Sacred Games yet then you belong to the clan of boring people, now! Well, certainly, this is what the fandom on social media platforms say!  Ever since the series Sacred Games launched, it has been making headlines after it started streaming on the famous OTT platform, Netflix. This series is everything you did not expect it to be, from heart gripping scenes to happening dialogues and oh! The acting of our Bollywood fam is tremendously superb!  After ruling worldwide success with its original US shows such as House of Cards, Narcos and Stranger Things, Netflix shifted to India with its latest Bollywood flavoured series Sacred Games and its bravo! Anurag Kashyap, one of the finest directors of Bollywood is the mastermind behind this incredible series. From a gang based epic movie Gangs of Wasseypur to the modern adaption of an Indian classic Devdas in Dev.D, Kashyap produces films that are unique in their own way. With his latest direction in Sacred Games which is an adaption of a book of the same name written by Vikram Chandra, this series is a game changer. 

Sacred Games features the Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan (Sartaj,) Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gaitonde) and Radhika Apte (Anjari) in the lead roles. It released worldwide on 6 July 2018 and ever since its debut on Netflix, people are going gaga over its thrilling and splendid plot.

Sacred Games is the first of the seven originals created by Netflix to up its game in the Indian market. 

The story revolves around Sartaj Singh, a low level cop in Mumbai. Sartaj struggles with his desire to be an honest cop among a corrupt police force. As he gets pressured to lie and cheat by the officers superior to him, one fine day he receives a phone call from a mysterious stranger. The stranger threatens him that Mumbai will be destroyed in 25 days and Sartaj must save it before then. Moving ahead, Sartaj is struggling to find answers. The show introduces a wide cast of characters including Anjari, the RAW agent who wants to prove she is more than just a desk analyst and Katekar, Sartaj’s partner who struggles with balancing family life and work. Revolving around the lives of various characters, Sacred Games is a story of the main antagonist’s origin, delivered in periodic flashbacks with Gaitonde, a young saint boy turned Don of those times, being the highlight of the series.

To spice up the series, we have a transgender bar dancer and a couple of other females who set the screens ablaze with their acting skills!  Sacred Games is perhaps India’s finest TV series till date and a gripping watch for all the binge watchers across the globe.  

From the background score to the cast to the theme, everything about Sacred Games is beaming with Bollywood vibe. The first season consists of a total number of 8 episodes. 

Not so long ago, Indian audience was hooked to the saas bahu dramas and household based stoylines but with this remarkable series marking its debut, Netflix breaks new grounds for the Indian Television!

 

 

 

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Bollywood Movies Which Failed When They First Released

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Some Bollywood movies become hits and some fail. However, there are some with brilliant scripts and characters which fail, despite having everything going the right way for them. There are movies which gained recognition long after they hit the screens. Here’s taking a look at the movies which should have been super hits, but failed to make the kind of impact they should have!

1. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

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The failure of this film is a shocker even today. Despite having an impressive star cast (Boman Irani, Naseeruddin Shah, Puri, Ravi Baswani and Pankaj Kapur,) the film just failed to take off when it first released. A story about two photographers and their journey to success, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro just did not get the credit it deserved. Why? Because people in the ’80s just didn’t get satire as a concept, especially when it came in the form of a film! However, after a couple of years, the movie started being noticed by the right audience and people finally started accepting the greatness it was! So much that it eventually became a cult phenomenon!

2. Andaz Apna Apna

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Andaz Apna Apna, despite being such a loved and sought after movie today, just failed to make an impression when it released. Although Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karishma Kapoor gave brilliant performances, the movie just refused to stick. While the targeted audience refused to get the message of the film (friendship always comes over love) at that point, people today absolutely love it. Well, it probably takes a long time to appreciate the intensity of the film and the brilliance of the story.

3. Rocket Singh

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Perhaps the first time Ranbir Kapoor played a Sikh, the failure of Rocket Singh was a massive surprise. With a storyline which was impressive to the very end, this movie showed the struggles and the underbelly of the marketing world to perfection. However, what people didn’t get perhaps was the understated way the movie told the story. While all the actors put out their finest performances, the movie just didn’t do the wonders it was expected to at the box office. However, a few years later, the film finally picked up a fan following, going so far as to winning Ranbir Kapoor an award at the Filmfare!

4. Pyar Ka Punchnama

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Okay, the fact this particular film failed wasn’t an entire surprise. Albeit being filled with certain funny moments and interesting monologues, the movie just failed to stick with the larger audience. Made with six debutants, this film had a lot of hidden innuendos and snide comments against a particular gender. A reason, which perhaps acted as the film’s drawback. However, despite all the negative remarks, this film still managed to get quite a good following years after its release. In fact, people liked it so much, they went ahead and made a second part! Oh, well! Humour is subjective.

5. Swades

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When news about Swades first started doing the rounds, people thought there was no doubt the movie was going to be a success. However, when it eventually released, it barely made a splash. Complete with a star like Shah Rukh Khan playing the lead and a story which was heartwarming to the very end, the reaction Swades received was lukewarm, at best. Telling the story of one man’s dreams of providing electricity to his village, the climax just failed to keep the audience hooked. Thankfully though, good sense prevailed and people finally accepted Swades for all the great things it has to offer, purely because of the content.

6. Rockstar

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Another Ranbir Kapoor movie which just didn’t make the cut when it released, Rockstar flopping was quite a surprise. While both Nargis Fakhri and Ranbir Kapoor brought their A games to the table, the movie was just not liked by the audience. One of the reasons which could be attributed to the dislike is the fact, the ending was in no way conducive to the rest of the story. While it may not have done well or appreciated at the time of its release, Rockstar started gaining a cult following and today, it is quite a favourite movie!

There are movies which become instant successes when they release and then there are movies which take time to gain following. This is our list of movies which gained recognition after they hit the screens. What movies do you think should have become successes, but failed instead? Comment and let us know!

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Bollywood Celebrities Who Became Famous Entrepreneurs

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Bollywood celebrities aren’t just about the movies in which they act or the kind of roles they choose. From Shah Rukh Khan, to Kunal Kapoor and to Salman Khan, all these stars have their own ventures which are extremely famous. Here is our list of actors who aren’t just superstars, but super entrepreneurs as well!

1. Shah Rukh Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan, the King of Bollywood, is not just known for kind of movies he does, but also for the entrepreneurial skills he possesses. Known for being Bollywood’s most successful businessman, SRK has a string of businesses, including a production house, Red Chillies Entertainment, and a cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders, which he co owns with Juhi Chawla. As an entrepreneur, SRK has really put himself on the map of extremely successful businessmen! 

2. Shilpa Shetty

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Although Shilpa Shetty hasn’t been in the news for the movies she does, she has been hitting the headlines for her extremely successful cookbook. Apart from this, she is also one of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals, runs a string of spas (IOSIS in Mumbai,) launched a perfume brand and created an extremely successful fitness DVD! Talk about owning the business world the right way!

3. Preity Zinta

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Preity Zinta is considered to be one of the most successful businesswomen in the industry. Apart from owning the Kings XI Punjab cricket team, Preity Zinta also runs a very successful production house, the PZNZ Production House! Bubbly on screen and business like off screen, this actress made sure whatever she does, she is always successful.

4. Suniel Shetty

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Sunil Shetty, a renowned actor and famous Bollywood personality, has more than just the feather of acting in his cap. Apart from owning a string of extremely successful fitness franchises (Smaaash Shivfit) across Mumbai, he also owns a very successful production house (Popcorn Motion Pictures.) Sunil Shetty also owns several restaurants which specialise in the Udupi cuisine. His business streak doesn’t stop just there. Shetty also owns and develops several real estate projects under his company, S2. With every business being a massive success, Sunil Shetty has more than proven his entrepreneurial skills!

5. Deepika Padukone

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Apart from being extremely vocal about her struggles with depression and from bringing to the fore all the issues that come with being a successful celebrity, Deepika Padukone also runs an organisation for people suffering with mental disorders. Not only did she start a non governmental organisation called The Live Love Laugh Foundation, she also runs an extremely successful clothing line, All About You, which is affordable for people from all economic backgrounds. Through her fashion line as well as her NGO, Deepika Padukone has always worked toward the betterment of the Country’s women!

When our favourite celebrities have a life outside the movie world, you can’t help but be in awe of their success. If you think we missed out on any other celebrity and celebrity businesses, comment and let us know!

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Amitabh Bachchan – Best Movies Of The Superstar From The Last 50 Years

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Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar, the King of Bollywood, the ultimate Badshah of Bollywood, finishes 50 years in the industry today! While the baritone voice is a familiar presence in the Country now, the Angry Young Man of Bollywood had an inspiring journey. Here is taking a look at Amitabh Bachchan’s journey in the world of Bollywood in the last 5 decades!

1. Zanjeer

Zanjeer set the world of Bollywood onto a new path. While Amitabh Bachchan was already coming into his own before this film, Zanjeer gave the actor a new direction. When Amitabh Bachchan was introduced to the world of Bollywood, people had a new face to look at and admire. With the movie being all things amazing and Amitabh Bachchan being hailed as the next big thing, everyone was looking forward to something exciting. As a first movie, Zanjeer was the best thing which could happen to the Angry Young Man.

2. Silsila

From the moment Zanjeer became the super hit film that it was destined to be, Amitabh Bachchan’s success kept growing. With Silsila, his presence in the world of Bollywood was further cemented through his brilliant acting skills. His scintillating chemistry with Rekha quite literally set the rumour mill on fire, giving people a fresh new pair to look forward to everyday! A movie which wasn’t just about love, Silsila redefined the way people looked at and dealt with different circumstances. With the characters being so carefully handled, the movie just made everyone stand up and take notice of not just Amitabh Bachchan, but of Rekha as well!

3. Sholay

A movie which needs no introduction, Sholay was an Amitabh Bachchan classic film. A classic, Sholay was one of the highest grossing films released at the time and ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time. A story about two criminals (Jeet and Veeru, played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan,) who try to capture a criminal, Gabbar Singh, this movie more than earned its place in the hall of fame. While the film initially received negative reactions when it released, the reviews quickly picked up and people started falling in love with the characters and the attention to detail the film had. Sholay was a film like never before and was perhaps one of the best performances Amitabh gave so far!

4. Don

The first and original Don, Amitabh Bachchan was a class act like no other actor. Playing a double role for the first time in his career, senior Bachchan ruled the roost with his acting skills in this movie! The third highest grossing movie when it released, this movie set the charts on fire because of how well Amitabh pulled his weight in both the roles in this movie. Classified as a golden jubilee hit by Box Office India, Don was an iconic movie in every sense of the word. The line, “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai,” is still popular even today!

5. Agneepath

This film had a lot of expectations riding on Amitabh Bachchan. The title for this movie was taken from a poem written by Harshvardhan Rai Bachchan (Amitabh’s father) and the film also had an extremely talented cast (Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Rohini Hattangadi and Danny Denzongpa.) The poem written by Amitabh’s father was recited at the beginning of the film and just like Amitabh’s character, the poem gives shape to the central crux of this film as well. With Big B playing the character so well, Agneepath went on to become a major cult movie in years to come!

6. Piku

Telling the story of Piku Banerjee (played by Deepika Padukone) and her father (Amitabh Bachchan,) Piku saw Amitabh Bachchan acing the character. From praising the characterisation, to loving the plot, critics and fans alike loved the movie so much, it became an instant hit the moment it released! While both Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan added a certain impact to the movie, it was Amitabh Bachchan’s perfect portrayal of a cranky old man which added the much needed gravitas to Piku. Definitely one of Amitabh’s best performances in the recent past!

While Amitabh Bachchan was known for playing certain roles during the earlier part of his career, he grew to play different types of characters in the future years. From changing the way people saw him in cinema, to creating a positive image for himself, Amitabh Bachchan has quite literally carved a throne for himself in the world of Bollywood. Here’s looking forward to more amazing films from the Badshah of Bollywood in the coming 50 years!

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Bollywood Movies Which Didn’t Have Clichéd Endings

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Bollywood has always been the gold mine of happily ever afters and great endings. However, while most films deliver on the promise of a beautiful ending, there are some which build up to the possibility of a beautiful ending, but end up giving us something completely different. Here’s taking a look at movies which just ended in a different way than we thought.

1. The Lunch Box

A story about two people falling in love despite the unlikely circumstances, The Lunchbox has an ending which makes you rethink the idea of love itself. Two strangers fall in love through letters and when they finally decide to meet, destiny seems to have different plans. While the two hack a plan, things don’t work out the right way. However, even though the initial meeting doesn’t pan out the way it was supposed to, the open ending leaves one wondering whether the two strangers eventually meet or not. Leaving you with an uneasy feeling and wanting for more, The Lunch Box tells a story beyond the cliches and the expected norms!

2. Rockstar

One of the best movies to have been made in the recent past, Rockstar had an extremely surprising ending. A story about a rockstar fighting for his dreams and working on making his hopes come true, Rockstar depicted suffering in the most heart touching way. Despite having everything going the way it was supposed to for the main character, his journey toward the end of the film leaves one longing and wanting for more.

3. Kartik Calling Kartik

Kartik Calling Kartik had all the makings of a film leading toward a happy ending. Kartik (played by Farhan Akhtar,) falls in love with Sona (Deepika Padukone.) A series of phone calls help Kartik overcome his low confidence levels not just at work, but also help him get the love of his life. However, despite the calls helping in the beginning, they start becoming invasive and creepy toward the second half. When the calls start increasing in their intensity, Kartik starts getting worried and tries everything possible to stop the calls. More than halfway through the film, the movie switches tracks in a surprising manner. All the way through, Kartik Calling Kartik leaves you hooked to the very end of the movie!

4. Ekk Main Aur Ek Tu 

With Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan playing the main roles, most of this film builds up to a happily ever after between the two leads. While the leads get closer because of how they deal with their respective issues, the story leads to a point where one would think they would naturally end up together. However, in a surprise turn of events, Kareena Kapoor’s character tells Imran’s character that while there may be love of a certain kind, the two were definitely not going to end up together. Talk about a surprise ending!

5. Bluffmaster

Perhaps one of the few Bollywood movies with more twists to its name than any other made so far, Bluffmaster is a film within a film. It is only by the end of the film that the protagonist (played by Abhishek Bachchan,) realises he has been part of one of the biggest cons ever! Just as you start empathising with him for everything gone wrong, the climax just pulls the rug from beneath you with a major sweep of surprise! Definitely worth a watch for the anti cliches!

When movies end in a way they aren’t supposed to, they stay remembered for a longer time. If you think we missed out on any other movies with different endings, comment and let us know!

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Remembering Madhubala, The Real Life Anarkali, On Her 86th Birth Anniversary

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Madhubala, a real life Anarkali, led as tragic a life as her famous character, Anarkali. She had beauty, money, fame and grace. She was loved, with a massive fan following. However, while the face smiled and the eyes twinkled, the sadness behind the smile was a fact not many saw. Born to Ataullah Khan, Madhubala had a very hard life in her early years.

When her father lost her job at a tobacco factory, he realised the only way to make ends meet was by signing Madhubala into the world of films. At the young age of 9, Madhubala made her foray into the world of Bollywood with the film Basant, in 1942. Madhubala’s life quite literally changed the moment she entered the film industry. Despite being only 9 years old, being exposed to the world of films and cinema helped her realise there was more to life than she thought existed. Everything she knew started to change and this young child evolved into a better version of herself.

By the time Madhubala was 16, she had more than made her presence felt in the Bollywood world. Her demure looks, coy movements and budding acting skills were becoming synonymous with a new face in the industry. However, despite being known for her skills and beauty, her failing health was suddenly being noticed. The first public display of ill health was when she puked blood for the first time (allegedly,) during the shooting of Bahut Din Huwe in 1954.

The next public sign of ill health was when she fainted while shooting with Raj Kapoor for the 1957 film Chalack. While this film never saw the light of day, it shined light on the fact that Madhubala was seriously ill. Soon after, it was revealed that the actress had a condition, ventricular septal defect, commonly called “a hole in the heart.” With no medical treatment available for the disease at the time, the actress’s health started deteriorating slowly, but surely.

To make matters worse, the actress was struggling to keep herself rooted in terms of the professional world. A fighter for love and perfectionism to the very end, Madhubala made sure that no matter what, she always stuck through with her commitments. While both the love stories of her life (with Dilip Kumar and Kishore Kumar) ended in a disastrous manner, Madhubala never really let the despair of being alone show in public. Despite her love for Dilip Kumar being so strong, the engagement ended on a bitter note. According to the rumour mill, her father was dead against their marriage. However, even when she got over the heartache of losing Dilip Kumar with her marriage to Kishore Kumar, destiny had other plans. Her illness drove a wedge between the young couple and as her health worsened, Kishore Kumar left her to quite literally take care of herself.

Despite being loved by an entire Country of people, Madhubala spent the last few months of her life alone and depressed. Although she completed all the projects she had signed in the ten years it took for the completion of Mughal E Azam, Madhubala was largely left to tend to herself. For an actress born on the day of love, it is quite a tragedy to see that she literally received no love from the people around her. From the moment she was 9 to the very last days of her life, Madhubala’s life was filled with more pain, tragedy and sorrow with which anyone could hope to live.

On the actress’s 86th birth anniversary, it only makes sense that one takes a look at her life and life history. On this note, I am turning on the radio and listening to all my favourite Madhubala tunes and I think, there is really no other way to pay a better memory to her.

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