Kangana Ranaut, an actress who rose from the dust of controversies, became a force to be reckoned with when she showed her competition she can stand alone despite the muck thrown at her. When she was discovered at a coffee shop by Vikas Bahl, little did the world of Bollywood know a starlet was going to be born soon. From the very first movie she acted in to the multiple characters she played through the roles, Ranaut’s journey has been extremely inspiring. Check out her growth from Gangster to Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi!
When Kangana entered the world of Bollywood by playing the lead actress, everyone was taken over by her brilliant acting skills and by the way she captivated the audience. A surprising choice of film for her debut, Kangana proved she was in the industry to stay and using this movie as her stepping stone, Ranaut started soaring!
2. Life In A Metro
This particular film saw a change in Kangana’s character. For a lot of people, it was quite surprising to see the jump from bold to quiet. Playing the role of a secretary in love with her married boss, Kangana’s quiet character was quite the new spin. In fact, this film saw a brand new side to Ranaut, making people realise there were several more layers to her than what met the eye.
After two massive success (Gangster and Life In A Metro,) Kangana’s next film (Shakalaka Boom Boom) was a disappointment. While not many thought she could bounce back after a flop like this, Ranaut proved everyone wrong with her brilliant performance in Fashion. Known as the movie that turned around her career, Fashion gave Kangana the much needed wings. Not only did she play the character really well, she won several awards to reinforce this fact.
4. Raaz: The Mystery Continues
Playing the role of a super model in a horror movie is not an easy task, but Kangana Ranaut did the unimaginable at this task by playing this role to perfection in Raaz: The Mystery Continues. This time, however, her character is possessed by a ghost and Ranaut, true to her style, plays the role really well! Incidentally, this film marked Kangana’s definite growth as an actress in the industry!
5. Tanu Weds Manu
After a series of semi serious films, Kangana Ranaut made her foray into the world of romantic movies with Tanu Weds Manu. A girl used to doing whatever she wants to all her life, Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) is faced with a serious life changing choice when she falls in love with Manu (Madhavan.) This was perhaps one of the best performances by Ranaut and clinched her position as a serious actress in the industry.
6. Krrish 3
Despite Tanu Weds Manu being such a massive success, the next couple of films went on to become box office disasters. Not surprisingly, Ranaut jumped back into the game with Krrish 3. One of her first films to cross the Rs. 100 crores mark, this film changed the course of Ranaut’s career!
Despite Krrish 3 becoming such a success, the actress’s career was slightly derailed because of the multiple controversies which came to light shortly after the movie hit the screens. The first was her alleged affair with Hrithik Roshan, her Krrish 3 co star, while the other major scandal was her calling out all the major stars and directors for everything they supposedly did wrong in the industry.
With all the controversies surrounding Ranaut, what she needed was a turning point in her career. This breakthrough came in the form of Queen, which put Kangana Ranaut on the map of really great actresses. All the controversies from the past surrounding Ranaut were overshadowed by her wonderful performance in this film. Playing the role of a girl who discovers herself after being left at the altar, Ranaut proved to everyone that to love yourself, you do not need a man or acceptance from the society. Doing great things comes from within and this movie showed just that! In fact, so great was her acting in it, she made sure the film became a cult changer!
8. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Not only will she play the role of the legendary warrior Rani Lakshmi Bai in this film, Kangana Ranaut will don the hat of a director for the first time in her impressive career. Proving to everyone she can really do everything at the same time, it is really going to be interesting to see how she pulls off this particular character. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is all set to hit the screens next year, so stay tuned for a really great film!
Despite Kangana Ranaut having such a successful career, her life has been quite riddled with controversies. However, despite all the backlash she received, Ranaut has always bounced back with more going on for her than ever! An inspiring story that puts her on the map, it is indeed refreshing to see a young girl enter the Bollywood world with no connections or family names to fall back upon. If you think we missed out on mentioning any other Kangana Ranaut films, comment and let us know!
India’s Most Wanted Movie Review
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Prashanth P. Alexandrr, Rajesh Sharma, Shantilal Mukherjee, Asif Khan and Gaurav Mishra
A Raj Kumar Gupta directorial, India’s Most Wanted shows how 5 officers led by Prabhat (Arjun Kapoor) track down India’s most wanted terrorist, Yasin Bhatkal. Without using weapons, guns or any kind of monetary support, the team of officers track and bring to justice India’s most wanted terrorist.
Inspired by true life events, India’s Most Wanted tells the story of how officers not only nab Yasin Bhatkal, a terrorist and the founder of the Indian Mujahideen. This movie showcases the hunt for Bhatkal renamed Yusuf, and also depicts the massive gaps with the way Indian law enforcement agencies deal with crime. The movie opens to a group of five officers who get a tip off about the whereabouts of Yusuf and they swear to bring him to justice in under four days.
Unlike other crime thrillers, this movie shows the officers as five ordinary men with no fancy frills or over the top gadgets. However, while the story is solid as it goes, the movie lacks the tension and drama one would expect. The underplaying of the officers seems to go against the plot and not work with it, making the movie seems slightly long and winded.
However, while the obvious tension is missing from the film, the fact that all the officers live with the fear of death at the hands of Yusuf keep you hooked. Filled with songs and different scenes of worried characters, the movie builds up to a nail biting climax.
What works for this movie is the way Raj Kumar Gupta uses a cast which perfectly portrays the ordinary life of the officers. Prabhat (Arjun Kapoor) plays the role of the leader who takes it upon himself to capture Yusuf.
All in all, the well rounded way the actors and director Raj Kumar Gupta, work makes the film a good watch. Telling the story of unsung heroes and silent officers who make India safe, India’s Most Wanted, tells a story which needs to be heard.
PM Narendra Modi Biopic Review
Director: Omung Kumar
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Anjan Srivastav, Darshan Kumar, Zarina Wahab, Rajendra Gupta, Boman Irani
Just like the name of the biopic suggests, PM Narendra Modi is based on the life of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Chronicling the beginning of his life as a tea seller at a railway station, the movie maps the political journey of the Prime Minister. The biopic climaxes at the point where Mr. Narendra Modi swears in as the Prime Minister of India in the year 2014!
Despite the release of PM Narendra Modi being delayed by the Election Commission of India (EC) till after the Lok Sabha elections, the release is nothing short of a victory parade. Since the beginning of the movie, the makers have made sure they pay tribute to PM Modi in every way possible.
Every frame is a tribute to the rise of man who was once a tea seller at a railway station who rose to first become a RSS member and then the Prime Minister of the Country. For those who love the man unconditionally, this biopic is a reaffirmation of their faith but, for those who like to watch biopics with a solid dose of reality, will question the finer points.
While Modi is shown in almost god like form, the opposition is shown as a weak and incompetent party. Perhaps what makes a stark notable point here is that Manmohan Singh has absolutely no speaking role in the film. While businessman Narayanan is seen working with journalist Kumar to bring down Mr. Modi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are shown as figureheads with not much of a role.
The only other character in the film who has almost as much screen space as Mr. Modi is Boman Irani, who plays the man responsible for giving Gujarat the Tata Group. Unlike other biopics (Thackeray for example,) PM Narendra Modi offers no points of debate.
Overall, the film is worth a watch if you are a Narendra Modi Ji fan but not if you want to watch a well thought out biopic.
Zoya Factor First Look Released
Sonam Kapoor just shared the first look poster of her new film, Zoya Factor, on Twitter and it looks whimsical.
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) May 23, 2019
Based on the novel written by Anuja Chauhan in 2008 and directed by Abhishek Sharma, the film is a romcom, which revolves around the life of an advertising agent and her relationship with the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
After her last film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, received mixed reviews from both audience and critics, Sonam Kapoor is back with Zoya Factor, which seems to have an entertaining plot.
The film also features the Malayalam heart throb Dulquer Salmaan. This is his second venture into Bollywood, after Karwaan.
The poster showcases Sonam and Dulquer sitting in a cricket stadium and gazing into each other’s eyes. The chemistry between the leads seems to be on point in the poster. Fans can definitely expect this film to be a fun filled entertainer. Catch Zoya Factor in cinemas from 20th September 2019.
PM Narendra Modi Trailer Released
After a long wait (and just short of the Lok Sabha elections,) the trailer of the biopic about PM Narendra Modi was released today. With Vivek Oberoi playing Narendra Modi, the trailer maps out the Prime Minister’s life from before his entrance into politics to being a Prime Minister. With subtle prosthetics and makeup done the right way, Oberoi has pulled off Modi’s character perfectly.
Opening to the days of Modi’s life as a tea seller at a railway station, the trailer moves forward to show how Modi ended up as one of the most important persons in India. With hard hitting slogans, the tri colour fluttering with pride and hints of anti Pakistani sentiments, this movie is a tribute to Modi. Watch the trailer here and now!
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) March 20, 2019
Apart from giving us an insight into Modi’s life, the trailer also shows us what to expect from the different characters in the film. Furthermore, it also shows us Modi’s life as a child and about his self imposed exile from family and marriage life. From rescuing Muslims, to saving a burning Gujarat and to the victory of Modi’s party in 2014, this trailer shows Narendra Modi as not just a leader, but a man of action.
While some people argue, this movie is about furthering and promoting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the Lok Sabha elections, others say it is a dedication to the Party’s leader. Also starring Boman Irani, Manoj Sinha, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Bisht, Darshan Rawal, Akshat R. Saluja, Anjan Shrivastav, Rajendra Gupta and Yatin Karyekar, this biopic is directed by Omung Kumar.
With most of the film shot in Gujarat, the biopic is co produced by Sandeep Ssingh, Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit. Initially scheduled to release on the 12th of April, the release date of PM Narendra Modi was changed. This movie is now slated to hit the screens on the 5th of April this year.
Kalank First Song Ghar More Pardesiya Out Now
After keeping us all waiting with bated breath for something other than just a teaser, the makers of Kalank have finally released a brand new song! Titled Ghar More Pardesiya, this new song doesn’t have a conventional pair as the lead but is instead, centered around Alia Bhatt’s and Madhuri Dixit’s characters.
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the voice has been given by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade. The song opens to Alia Bhatt’s and Varun Dhawan’s characters entering a Ramleela performance. While on the one side of the stage, Laxman draws the epic Lakshman Rekha in front of Sita, Madhuri Dixit’s character is seen swinging on the other side. Listen to the song here.
GHAR MORE PARDESIYA 💃 https://t.co/Lerpmqz3sW#Kalank @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman @ipritamofficial @remodsouza @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @foxstarhindi @DharmaMovies @NGEMovies @ZeeMusicCompany #GharMorePardesiya
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 18, 2019
What makes this song stand out is the way the attention to detail and the old school charm the song has. From the way the song was picturised, to the way Madhuri and Alia are dressed, the picturisation of this song has been perfectly done.
Days before the song was released, Alia teased everyone with tiny bits and pieces about how the shoot for the song went, “A song that gave me sleepless nights, days & months is coming very very soon.. I think you can safely say that I have never been SO nervous for anything in my life.. *screams frantically and hides under bed* You may have to send a search party to find me. Meanwhile watch this space for more.”
Directed by Abhishek Varman (known for other brilliant movies like 2 States,) this movie is the most awaited film of this year. Also starring Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur in key roles, Kalank is all set to hit the screens on the 17th of April this year!
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