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From Gone Girl to Kill Bill, best films to watch if you’re anti-valentines this cuffing season

A doctor prescribes something sparkling in your hands while you binge them all.



Anti Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and people in love must be eagerly waiting for V-Day but singles dread it like it’s D-Day. There are curated activities, restaurants, and gifts for couples but what about those who are totally into the self-love game? We have got you covered!

While we support satisfying activities like naming a cockroach and getting it fed to animals in the Toronto zoo, you can also enjoy these anti-romantic films that tell love is not always joyous but boring, overrated, and delusional.

Gone Girl

Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, this psychological thriller is a must-watch if you don’t want to fall into the love trap. The story depicts the aftermath of Nick’s life after his wife Amy goes missing, and the image of their perfect life and marriage crumbles in the public eye. A detailed revenge fantasy.IMDb 8.1/10

The First Wives Club

Helmed by Hugh Wilson, The First Wives Club features Goldie Hawn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Maggie Smith, and Stockard Channing in the lead roles. Upset over the re-marriage of her ex, a divorced woman jumps to death. When her three former friends discover the reason for her suicide, they realise that all of their ex-husbands have taken them for granted, so they make a pact to get back at their exes. A hilarious feminist revenge film. IMDb 6.4/10

Legally Blonde

Elle’s boyfriend breaks up with her for a sharp-witted girl as he joins Harward law school. She gets enrolled in the same school in an effort to teach him a lesson but finds her passion in the process. Legally Blonde feature Reese Witherspoon in the lead. IMDb 6.4/10

Marriage Story

This award-winning film tells you there’s a lot more to life even after a gruesome breakup. It gives you the power you need to get up again and feel good about yourself. If you’re feeling down, Marriage Story stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in pivotal roles and tells you it’s not the end.IMDb 7.9/10

The Love Witch

This comedy-horror film follows Elaine, a modern-day witch who uses spells and potions to get men to fall in love with her but ends with disastrous results. When she, at last, meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.IMDb 6.2/10

Promising Young Woman

Cassie, a 30-year-old medical school dropout traumatised by a tragic event in her past has an unexpected encounter and seeks out vengeance for her best friend. IMDb 7.5/10

Kill Bill

A film about how love can turn destructive and murderous. When an assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, she manages to live only to plot her vengeance. Follow it with its two great sequels.IMDb 8.2/10


Oscar 2024 entry process gets underway in India: Gadar 2, Rocky Aur Rani… seek to be India’s official entry

According to a source, a 17-member committee led by director Girish Kasaravalli has been established and is now screening films in Chennai.



Oscar 2024

The search for India’s official Oscars 2024 submission has already started. According to a report, films like Gadar 2, Balagam, The Kerala Story by Vivek Agnihotri, Zwigato by Kapil Sharma, and Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani by Karan Johar are among those being evaluated for India’s official entry to the Academy Awards.

According to a source, a 17-member committee led by director Girish Kasaravalli has been established and is now screening films in Chennai. This committee reportedly received over 22 submissions from all throughout India.

Some of the films that have been submitted to the Film Federation of India for Oscar consideration include Anant Mahadevan’s The Storyteller (Hindi), Music School (Hindi), Mrs Chatterjee vs. Norway (Hindi), 12th Fail (Hindi), Viduthalai Part 1 (Tamil), Ghoomer (Hindi), and Dasara (Telugu), as per reports.

Vaalvi (Marathi), Gadar 2 (Hindi), Ab Toh Sab Bhagwan Bharose (Hindi), and Baap Lyok (Marathi) could be added to the list. We have their application, but we’re awaiting payment, the insider continued.

India’s official Oscars 2024 participation will likely be decided upon and announced later this month. The screening began yesterday and will last a week because there is a sizable pool of films to be seen before they make a decision. Next week, a declaration about India’s official entry is anticipated, the source said.

Indian films won two Oscars earlier this year. At the 95th Academy Awards, the Naatu Naatu song from SS Rajamouli’s RRR won Best Original Song, and The Elephant Whisperers by Guneet Monga took home Best Documentary (Short Subject). Filmmakers are reportedly looking at a wide range of commercial, regional, as well as serious cinema from the country as a result of their new confidence as a result of this.

Last Film Show (Chhello Show), a Gujarati movie by Pan Nalin, was chosen as India’s official submission for the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards last year.

Alongside celebrities like Emily Blunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Janelle Monae, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Connelly, Riz Ahmed, and Melissa McCarthy, Deepika Padukone presented at the Oscars in 2023.

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Jaane Jaan social media review: Kareena Kapoor OTT debut is a mix of Drishyam and Kahaani

Sujoy Gosh relied too heavily on the strength of his actors, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Vijay Varma, and let them carry the entire movie on their shoulders without much concern for the plot.



Jaane Jaan

It is challenging to surpass the standard that Sujoy Ghosh set for himself with the Vidya Balan-starring film Kahaani. And it’s clear in the majority of his later ventures where he took on the director’s role. With Jaane Jaan, the trailer foretold great things and made things appear to be quite exciting, but the movie only just manages to live up to the anticipation or even approach the intrigue level it set out to produce.

Jaideep Ahlawat’s first dream in Jaane Jaan is unmistakably grim. On the top left of the screen, there is a brief warning that appears as soon as the movie starts, warning you that it contains references to drug use, suicide, and domestic violence.

This warning, together with the nightmare of Jaideep’s character, quickly paints a clear image of what you are getting into. This is a Sujoy Ghosh film, after all.

Halfway through Jaane Jaan, everyone was convinced that even the director knew this wasn’t one of his best pieces. However, it’s possible that he relied too heavily on the strength of his actors, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Vijay Varma, and let them carry the entire movie on their shoulders without much concern for the plot.

And these three give flawless performances, which are what keep Jaane Jaan from drowning. They give moviegoers with a rewarding experience when taken as a whole. Jaane Jaan would have been a fantastic viewing if I had to limit my attention to just watching them perform. However, the movie has a number of flaws that are difficult to overlook.

While people have few complaints about Ghosh’s commitment to his work as a director, Jaane Jaan clearly needs more pace, complexity, and nuance to hit you hard, which it never does, with the possible exception of one sequence concerning physical abuse.

Kareena Kapoor starrer Jaane Jaan is based on the best-selling Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. An acclaimed book that has been translated into numerous languages and turned into films in South Korea, China, Japan, and even Tamil (‘Kolaigaran’).

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3 Idiots actor Akhil Mishra dies in an accident

Actor Akhil Mishra died in a road accident on September 21, he was known for his role as a librarian Dubey in iconic 3 Idiots movie.



Actor Akhil Mishra died in an accident on September 21, he was known for his role as a librarian Dubey in the iconic 3 Idiots movie.

According to reports, the actor slipped while he was working in the kitchen and got injured. He was taken to hospital where he lost his life.

The 67-year-old actor is survived by his wife Suzanne Bernert, also an actor. The incident took place in Hyderabad, Telangana where he was shooting for an upcoming project.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee had extended his condolence on the death of veteran actor Akhil Mishra. He said the incident was unbelievably shocking.

Akhil was married to a German actor Suzanne Bernert in February 2009. Later in 2011, they got married as per the traditional rituals.

Akhil has worked in several movies like Gandhi, My Father, Don, Shikhar, Kamla Ki Maut, and Well Done Abba. He got his popularity as a librarian Dubey in 3 Idiots movie, starring Amir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, and Omi Vaidya among others.

The veteran actor was also seen in famous TV shows like CID, Udaan, Hatim and Uttaran among others.

Suzanne Bernert has also worked in several Television shows such as Porus, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Savdhaan India, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.

Earlier, Akhil Mishra and his wife Suzanne worked together in the movie Kram. They have worked in TV Shows together like Dewaana, a Doordarshan serial.

They worked in a short film named Manju Ki Juliet as well in 2019.

His last rites were held on September 21 at 3:30 pm at Indralok near Golden Nest. Suzanne had made all the arrangements and preparations for the cremation. She said that her heart was broken and her second half had gone forever.



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