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Atrangi Re review: A grave insult to trauma and Dhanush!

Atrangi Re Review: Trauma breeds a conscience, and that eventually leads to a life, they say. Trauma breeds a love triangle, and that leads to a wife, Atrangi Re said.



Atrangi Re

By Mokshika Sharma

Atrangi Re has finally released on Christmas Eve. Fans were looking forward to the film which stars Dhanush, Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan in the lead. At the outset, Atrangi Re doesn’t disappoint, with Dhanush’s acting skills, Sara’s character and Akshay’s magical touch. This is because too many cooks usually tend to muck up the soup! The turns in the plot are like bits of onion floating mindlessly in the fast-cooling chicken soup. There’s no pepper but all salt and in excessive quantities.

With Anand L Rai’s direction, Himanshu Sharma’s script and A.R. Rahman’s music, Atrangi Re is an immersive film with quirky one-liners, dazzling dances, to wrenching monologues and an emotional ending, this film has got its formula pat.

National Award winning actor Dhanush is the soul of the film. If one has to choose the best element, they can’t help but fall in love with his character. Akshay Kumar too keeps the fan curious about his part throughout. Sara Ali Khan’s Rinku is by far her best performance, fingers crossed. Barring a few instances of hamming, she has held her own.

The film opens with Rinku (Sara Ali Khan) fleeing from men sent by her grandmother to stop her from eloping with her lover. She reaches the railway station, where we see Vishnu (Dhanush). She tosses glass bottles at her pursuers. Vishnu can’t help but feel terrible for this fearless, outspoken young woman.

The scene turns to Rinku being beaten up by her Amma for attempting to flee with her lover for the 21st time, resolute girl we must add. As Amma’s men fail to nab Rinku’s lover, Amma instructs them to grab any one who isn’t from Bihar. They abduct Vishnu and make him marry Rinku against his will.

Vishnu and Rinku, on the other hand, have other interests in their life. Rinku has a childhood sweetheart, Sajjad Ali Khan, who is a magician. Vishu is set to wed Maddy, the daughter of his college dean, who is far from his true love. As a result, they both decide to ditch their forced marriage.

Vishnu conceals the news of his forced marriage to his family and fiancé on the advice of his psychiatrist friend Madhu. Vishnu’s engagement is broken, and he returns to Delhi with Rinku in a much expected change of events. Vishnu is won over by Rinku throughout this and as he professes his love to her, Sajjad (Akshay Kumar) lands.  

Akshay Kumar’s plays the over-the-top magician, a la desi Houdini. The plot twists just before Rinku and Sajjad are set to leave. And the whole thing comes apart in this miasma of what, we can’t exactly put our finger on. A flashback, the destruction of Rinku’s parents and what not. Then a phantom made up by the young mind of an orphaned child. Please, please, someone save me!!!

The film is far from reality and is too much khayalon mein. Be it Vishnu falling in love with Rinku without enough interactions, or the blase manner in which the film portrays serious mental disorders, nothing went unnoticeable. With the makers focusing to flesh out Akshay Kumar’s character, Vishnu loses out. Poor Sara Ali Khan can also be seen struggling to keep Rinku’s mosaic intact. Her over-the-top and unnecessary excitement does not go unnoticed.

Coming to the music, Rahman has yet again managed to convert fans into his melody bhakts. From the classical beats of Tera Rang to Little-Little, the mood refresher, one cannot help but immerse themselves into a loop of the compositions and symphonies. However, one feels you’ve heard it somewhere, oh musta been from other Rahman-scored films.

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The sore point is the portrayal of mental health disorders; their treatment could have been shown with more reserve rather than ending up as mere wisecracks. The makers sure didn’t want to court controversy and very clearly wanted to stay away from debates and criticism that sensitive topics can stir up. Apart from that and a Madrasi slur, the film really brings to you an unexpected taste of love candies and curiosity filled flavours. And the sore realisation that you saw it on OTT and not in a theatre, where you could have thrown an old shoe or something else. Poor Dhanush!

Atrangi Re is on Disney+Hotstar. You’ve been warned!

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Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Pathaan OTT release date finalised, know here

The film was released in theaters on January 25, 2023 and has also completed fifty days running in theatres.



Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone

After having a monstrous run at the world box office and thrashing-making several records, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham starrer Pathaan will now soon be released on an OTT platform.

The release date of the blockbuster movie Pathaan has been finalised, and it is being told that the Siddharth Anand directorial is going to be released on 22 March on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

It will be nothing less than a treat for those fans, who have not been able to see Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham’s film in cinema halls yet.

For the unversed, Pathaan is a spy action film made under the banner of Yash Raj Films. Salman Khan also has a cameo role in Pathan. The film was released in theaters on January 25, 2023 and has also completed fifty days running in theatres.

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Shahrukh Khan made a comeback on silver screen after 4 years and Pathaan and his fans made sure that this one turns out to be a mega hot for him. The film has become the highest grossing Hindi film by breaking the record of SS. Rajamouli’s Bahubali 2.

Although Amazon Prime Video has not made its OTT release date official yet. But according to sources, it is believed that Pathaan is going to release on on March 22.

If you intend to watch Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer on OTT, then you will have to buy a subscription to Amazon Prime Video. The annual plan of Amazon Prime Video comes for Rs 1,499. If you want a monthly subscription, then you will have to pay Rs 179 for it.

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Shah Rukh Khan greets fans, shares selfie and thanks them for showering love on Pathaan



Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s starter Pathaan making headlines since the film hit the big screens for all the positive reasons. The movie not only created a storm at box office but also made history by earning a total worldwide gross collection of Rs 832.20 crore. The action-thriller also marked the Badhshah of Bollywood’s return to the big screen after a long resting period of four years. In order to thank all the viewers and fans, Khan shared a post on his official Instagram handle, dedicating the film’s success to the viewers.

Zero actor posts a selfie on Instagram with the caption that reads the Sun is alone….it Burns….and comes out of the darkness to Shine again. Thank u all for letting the Sun shine on #Pathaan, Jab Tak Hai Jaan actor added.

Take a look at the latest post of Shah Rukh Khan on Instragram

Since the upload, the photo has gained millions of likes and share in no time. From celebrities to fans, everyone was also bombarded in the comment section in order to reply to him. One of the fans commented that the sun will always shine…And now, brighter than ever! Waiting for Jawan & Dunki. Another fan wrote that King hasn’t arrived because he never left. While the third one said that the upcoming movies definitely gonna break the record of Pathaan because only Shah Rukh Khan can break his own record.

Meanwhile, after gaining massive popularity and breaking all the records, Pathaan has beaten Aamir Khan’s Dangal and became the highest-grossing Hindi film ever. As far as King Khan’s upcoming projects are concerned, he is all set to win hearts again with his much-awaited films Jawan and Dunki, which is slated to release on June 2, and December 22, 2023, respectively.

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Kiara Advani-Sidharth Malhotra to tie the knot in February, Deets inside

Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra have reportedly been together since 2020.



As the season of wedding in the Bollywood fraternity continues on, the star couple and Shershaah actors Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra are speculated to follow suit. The star couple are rumored to be taking the the relationship to the next level as there are various reported Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra tying the knot in February.

According to reports, the star couple will ring the wedding bells on February 6 and the marriage will be held at Palace hotel in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer which will only have an exclusive guest list. The wedding plans of the duo comes after they recently made their relationship somewhat public during their interview with director Karan Johar during Koffee with Karan season 7.

It is also reported that the pre-wedding functions are scheduled for February 4 and 5 in which the guests and families will celebrate the customs of Mehendi, Haldi and Sangeet ceremonies.

Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra have reportedly been together since 2020.

Koffee with Karan episode

Actor Kiara Advani sort of confirmed her relationship with the star actor Sidharth Malhotra after was asked a series of questions about her dating life on the couch of Koffee with Karan. The Shershaah actor didn’t directly confirm the relationship but didn’t shy away when asked if Sidharth Malhotra was her close friend as she said that he is more than a close friend.

In a separate episode of Koffee with Karan, Shershaah actor Sidharth Malhotra also confirmed the relationship and his dream of marrying Kiara Advani as the actor was quoted saying that he is manifesting a brighter happier future, to which the Director Karan Johar interjected and asked if the Malhotra was manifesting the brighter happier future with Kiara Advani.

The Thank God actor then went ahead to say that if she would be there in future, it would be great and added that he is manifesting it right now and will have to see what happens.

Career front

On the career front, Sidharth Malhotra was recently seen starring alongside Ajay Devgn in the fantasy comedy drama film helmed by Indra Kumar Thank God. whereas Kiara Advani will be seen next in Satyaprem Ki Katha alongside Kartik Aryan.

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