From making films which show people falling in love and dancing around trees to making movies with a strong impact on society, Bollywood has come a long way. While people initially watched movies solely for the sake of entertainment, people watch it today for the kind of impression they leave and how much they make you think. To make your Wednesday better, here is a list of movies which make you think:
Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Dor tells the story of how widowed women lead their lives in North India. The movie shows how the female lead embarks on a journey to save her husband, who accidentally kills a man. The film shows how women aren’t just strong and determined, but they can also be extremely forgiving. Apart from this, the movie also shows the amount of power people have if they just forgive and let go. Dor makes you sit and think long after the credits stop rolling.
2. Taare Zameen Par
Till Taare Zameen Par was made, people refused to take disorders like dyslexia seriously. Director Aamir Khan made it a point to show the way students with disorders like reading abilities were treated. Without blowing the situation out of proportion, the film showed how, with just a little bit of attention from parents and teachers, students with reading disabilities can actually flourish in normal schools! Moving everyone to tears long after it hit the screens, Taare Zameen Par narrated a story which needed to be told.
3. Jagte Raho
This movie had an intense story to tell and was directed by two people, Sombhu Mitra and Amit Maitra. Telling the story of a peasant who comes to the city in search of bigger dreams and aspirations, Jagte Raho makes you truly understand the pains of the downtrodden. Following the journey of the peasant who is mistaken for a thief, Jagte Raho makes you want to wake up and realise just because a person doesn’t have enough to his name, it doesn’t mean he is a thief. A wake up call to the extremely evident struggles of class and barriers in society, Jagte Raho makes you want to sit up and listen.
4. No Smoking
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, No Smoking is a neo psychological thriller which shows the true side effects of smoking. What makes this movie stand out is, it doesn’t talk about why people should quit smoking, but instead talks about the long term damage smoking has on a person. From looking at the way smoking affects the person’s mental health, to looking at the way people who smoke deal with living in fear, this movie is an eye opener. With subtle references, Anurag Kashyap’s No Smoking makes you pause the next time you even think of holding a cigarette.
5. Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women
Directed by Manish Jha, Matroobhoomi tells quite a scary story. The film talks about how the male to female ratio decreases because of an increase in female foeticide. A modern day rendition of Draupadi’s plight in the Mahabharata, Matrubhoomi talks about how society looks at things with a skewed view. Showing how people are okay with brutality and crude behaviour, this movie makes you want to go and hug every lonely girl child on the road.
Movies like this make you realise there is a lot going on in the world of which you aren’t aware. If you think we missed out on other movies like these, comment and let us know.
Deepika Padukone Becomes Ambassador For Bharat Ki Laxmi Initiative
Actress Deepika Padukone, along with Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu, became the face of the Bharat Ki Laxmi initiative.
The actress shared a video on her social media platform with the caption reading, “Societies grow when women are empowered and their accomplishments are given a place of pride! I support PM @narendramodi ji #BharatKiLaxmi movement. It celebrates extraordinary achievements of extraordinary women of India. This Diwali, let’s celebrate womanhood.” The video features Deepika alongside P.V. Sindhu, where the duo discuss more about the initiative.
Deepika has been working hard on tackling mental illnesses through her organisation, The Live Love Laugh Foundation. Recently, she also launched the Closet initiative, where the actress auctions clothes from her personal collection. The entire proceeds from the auction go to her foundation.
On the workfront, the actress will be next seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak and Kabir Khan’s ’83. While Chhapaak is based on the real life story of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor, in ’83, Padukone plays the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Dev. Chhapaak will be released on January 10th, 2020, while ’83 is scheduled to hit theaters on April 10th, 2020.
Bharat Ki Laxmi is a new initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which aims to honour Indian women who worked for the betterment of society and had extraordinary achievements.
Priyanka Chopra And Parineeti Chopra To Lend Voices For Frozen 2 Hindi Version
Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra are collaborating for the first time in their careers. The sisters will lend their voices for the Hindi version of Disney’s Frozen 2. While Priyanka will voice for Queen Elsa’s character, Parineeti will voice for Queen Elsa’s little sister, Princess Anna.
Priyanka Chopra revealed the news on her official Instagram handle.
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Mimi and Tisha are now Elsa and Anna! The #ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s Frozen 2. Can’t wait for you guys to see us… I mean HEAR us bring these amazing, strong characters to life in Hindi. #Frozen2 in theatres on 22nd November 2019. @parineetichopra @disneyfilmsindia #frozensisters
Priyanka, who is excited about the opportunity, said, “Elsa is a fictional character who’s known to be strongly opinionated and level headed, traits that I deeply connect with. This not only made me want to be part of the film, but also gives me a wonderful opportunity to present one of the most successful animated films to our local audiences. My happiness just goes up a notch knowing that Parineeti will be voicing Anna’s character. The two of us have never worked together before and this seems like a perfect movie to come together and an experience that I am going to cherish forever.”
Priyanka Chopra’s recent film, The Sky Is Pink, was well received by the critics and the audience alike. The actress is back to the U.S., to shoot for her upcoming Netflix film, The White Tiger. Meanwhile, Parineeti Chopra will be next seen in Bhuj: The Pride Of India, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train.
Rajkummar Rao About The Remake Of 1975 Movie Chupke Chupke
Talented actor Rajkummar Rao recently confirmed he would be a part of the remake of Chupke Chupke. It was in April 2019 that news of Rao joining the film started making the rounds. It was reported the actor would reprise the role of Dr. Parimal Tripathi, portrayed by Dharmendra in the original film.
Rajkummar Rao also added, “It’s a big responsibility to step into his shoes. The scripting is underway now. We know that we can’t match Hrishida’s (Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Director) standard, but we will try to put our best foot forward.”
The 1975 movie Chupke Chupke was a remake of a Bengali film called Chhadmabeshi and was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The movie starred Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in lead roles.
Meanwhile, Rajkummar Rao is busy promoting his upcoming film, Made In China. The movie is directed by Mikhil Musale and produced by Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films. Apart from Rajkummar Rao, the movie also stars Mouni Roy, Boman Irani, Sumeet Vyas and Amyra Dastur in lead roles. Made In China will be released on October 25th, 2019.
This Is How Long It Took To Get Remake Rights Of The Bala Song
Bala, the latest song from the upcoming movie Housefull 4, went viral on social media. The wacky track features Akshay Kumar in a bald avatar, dancing his heart out. The actor also started an online challenge called the #balachallenge. The challenge saw many people, including celebrities like Ayushmann Khurrana and Kareena Kapoor Khan, doing the signature hook step from the song and posting to social media.
The song is an official remake of a song composed by artist Tony Montana. In an interview, the producer of the movie, Sajid Nadiadwala, revealed it took the makers 6 months to get the remake rights of the song and further 2 months to get the required approval for the song’s lyrics. Nadiadwala also revealed it took director Farhad Samjhi just 20 minutes to write the song’s lyrics.
Directed by Farhad Samjhi, Housefull 4 is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles. Housefull 4 is set to hit theaters on October 25th, 2019.
Farhan Akhtar Suffers Injury During Toofan Shoot
Actor Farhan Akhtar, who is busy shooting for his upcoming movie Toofan, suffered a hairline fracture on the set of the film.
The actor shared an X-ray of his hand on his Instagram page with the caption, “When nature plays Tetris .. and yup, that’s my first legit boxing injury .. a hairline fracture on the hamate (courtesy @kongkoul ????????)found among the carpal bones of the hand. #nopainnogain #ToofanInTheMaking #trophycollector #weareallthesameinside.”
Farhan Akhtar will portray the role of a boxer in the film. Akhtar underwent intensive training for months to prepare for his role. The movie will also reunite Farhan Akhtar with filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The duo last worked on the 2013 hit Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, in which Farhan Akhtar portrayed the role of the legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh.
Farhan Akhtar was last seen in Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink, which also stars Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Suresh Saraf in lead roles. The film is based on the real life story of Aisha Chaudhary, who lost her life to pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 18.
On the other hand, Toofan, which also stars Paresh Rawal as Farhan Akhtar’s on screen boxing coach, will be released on October 2nd, 2020.
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