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Brahmastra: Hit or flop, toss a coin?

Brahmastra is an original movie made at a cost of Rs 400 crore, featuring Telugu actor Nagarjuna to Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan.

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Brahmastra

By Sakshi Verma

Indian moviegoers are all set to witness the release of the biggest Bollywood film of the decade this Friday. After eight years of hard work, the makers of Brahmastra are all set to present it to the world.

Apart from Gangubai Kathiawadi (released in January), no Bollywood film has been able to impress both the critics and the audience, can Brahmastra turn the table? If the advance booking and hype for the film is to be considered, then the film seems like a hit already. But it won’t be that easy for Ayan Mukherjee directored film.

Brahmastra will not only have to fight the boycott trends but it will also have to deal with the current Indian prejudices. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, who are still under scrutiny for being star kids. With trolls having elephantine memory, any old statement of the actors is fairgame for attack and hyper outrage.

The film is produced by Karan Johar, who’s a favoured target of trolls and boycotts. Apart from that, the Indian audience seems to have grown tired of Bollywood. Viewers are done with the same regressive, action-masala formula peddled over and over by Bollywood. And their arrogance of being the big daddy of the Indian entertainment industry has led to the death of innovation.

Hindi filmmakers are not even pretending to note the change in the audiences’ tastes. Otherwise films like Heropanti 2, Ek Villain Returns, Ligers and several others shouldn’t have seen the light of day. Nor is it that they didn’t venture from good concepts like female foeticide in Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Infidelity in Jug Jugg Jiyo but their staid screenplay and poor portrayal didn’t help the audience.

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Despite all the baggage, critics are keeping their fingers crossed for Brahmastra. This is also because the film caters to all the recent Twitter trends like Bollywood vs South, Outsiders vs Nepotism, Hinduism, and Ban Remakes.

Brahmastra is an original movie made at a cost of Rs 400 crore, featuring Telugu actor Nagarjuna to Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan. The film is said to be inspired by Indian mythology and Hindu culture.

Still, if people somehow can’t stomach Brahmastra, then who’s to get the stick? Awakening to such a possibility, Ranbir Kapoor, who returned to the screen after four years with YRF’s Shamshera dud, noted that only the script should be held responsible for the success or the failure of a film.

At the end of the day, a film is its script. If the audience is not impressed with what they watch, it should be because of its plot and not due to actors’ personal opinion and lifestyle choices. But now that several Bollywood films have failed to even mark a blip at the box office, it will be interesting to see if Ayan Mukherjee’s Brahmastra can pull it off. It is releasing this Friday, September 9 in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. So much for fail-proofing it. 

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Vikrant Massey’s 12th Fail to release in over 20,000 screens in China

Vidhu Vinod Chopra-helmed 12th Fail is all set to release in China soon

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Vikrant Massey starrer 12th is scheduled to realse in China. Vikrant and Medha Shankr, who played the main lead in the film, are excited and looking forward to it.

During a recent interview, Vikrant said, it is too early to say that if he is going to China or not for film’s promotion. However, he said he is really excited that something like this has happened after a long time, but it is too early to talk about that.

Aamir Khan had earlier visited China to promote his movie Dangal and 3 Idiots, which was likewise quite successful film across the country.

Additionally, Vikrant said that the makers of 12th Fail had been preparing for its distribution in China for some time. He also said that the film will be released in China in more than 20,000 screens.

He said, after several months of development, the news has finally surfaced, and everyone is aware that the film will be released in China. In China, there is a great appetite for Hindi or Indian films. Over 20,000 screens are available for 12th Fail. The quantity of screens is a result of China’s strong entertainment industry, he said.

Meanwhile, last week, 12th Fail also accomplished an incredible feat. It is the first film in 23 years to have shown in theaters for a full 25 weeks. In the Indian film industry, this landmark is referred to as a silver jubilee and denotes remarkable public response and ongoing popularity.

In order to show his appreciation, Massey posted a unique poster on social media that marked the event. He captioned the images, first film in 23 years to achieve this milestone. He also added that they are grateful to the audiences for realizing their dream.

The film is based on the same-titled book published in 2019 that tells the story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma’s early years and hardships.

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Amul pays tribute to Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra starrer Amar Singh Chamkila

The film, Amar Singh Chamkila, which was released on Netflix recevied a shout out from Amul India

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The film Amar Singh Chamkila, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra, is undoubtedly the talk of the town right now. Ever since its recent Netflix release, the musical drama film has been in everyone’s eye. Audiences have been giving the film a lot of praise, and the actors are getting compliments everywhere they go. Now, popular dairy company Amul India has also made a significant mention of the movie, which has increased the buzz.

Renowned dairy brand Amul India recently posted a doodle image to Instagram that featured Parineeti Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh as the characters they played in the film Amar Singh Chamkila. The image showcased the duo performing live, holding up butter-topped bread slices and crooning into the mic. The text on the doodle image reads, Ek Chamach Khila, Amul Punjab Da Buttar.

Sharing the image on Instagram, Amul Topical captioned the image saying, Diljit Dosanjh makes waves in the Imtiaz Ali, AR Rahman hit musical drama, Amar Singh Chamkila!

As soon as Amusl shared the image on its official Instagram page, Parineeti Chopra’s brother Sahaj Chopra and fans began to praise the dairy brand’s creativity. In the comment section, Sahaj Chopra dropped smiling and fire emojis. However, a user said it was super creative for super film. Another said both the movie and the doodle are amazing. Others also gave a shout-out to the image.

Parineeti Chopra reshared the post on her Instagram story and added a kissing emoji as the caption. Meanwhile, fans have praised Parineeti for her performance in the film. The actor has played the role of Amar Singh Chamkila’s wife, Amarjot Kaur.

The life of popular Punjabi artist Amar Singh Chamkila is illuminated in the film Amar Singh Chamkila. Known for his 1980s live electric performances and music that broke records, Chamkila is regarded by the music industry as the original superstar of Punjabi pop culture. He was once referred to as the Elvis of Punjab by Amit Trivedi, and some people saw the late singer as an influence in the music industry.

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Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda shed happy tears at their wedding, couple shares video on completing one month

Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda today shared their wedding video on social media on the occasion of completing one month of their marriage

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Actors Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda, who recently got married, posted their lovely and heartfelt wedding video on Instagram today. The video includes a few moments from the private yet grand wedding. In the video the groom can be seen shedding happy tears on this momentous day, while the bride can be seen consoling him.

In the video, Pulkit could also be seen reading a message that resembled a vow to Kriti, who seemed overwhelmed by her partner’s kind gesture.

Sharing the video, the couple captioned the post, which reads, they found themselves, when they found each other, and that’s the most beautiful kind of love. It’s been a month since the wedding, but their forever begun lifetimes ago, the caption added.

Soon after the couple shared the video, it quickly went viral. Pulkit’s and Kriti’s fans took to comment section to shower love over the newlyweds. A user said, can’t take eyes from both of you, another said the couple is looking pretty. A third user said Kriti is lucky to have a husband like him. Others also dropped red heart emoji in the comment section.

On March 15, Pulkit and Kriti tied the knot in Delhi, in the presence of  close friends and family members. The wedding was a low-key ceremony, which only has the close ones of Pulkit and Kriti. To commemorate their one-month anniversary of marriage, the couple shared the wedding video today.

The romantic ballad Turr Chaliyan that played in the backdrop of the video captured our attention even though it contained multiple heartwarming, joyful, and adorable moments. The song was written especially for their wedding.

Pre-wedding activities for Kriti and Pulkit started on March 13. Two days later, at the ITC Grand Bharat in Manesar, Delhi NCR, the couple tied the knot. A few days later, the couple posted their first glimpses from their wedding on social media.

According to several reports, Pulkit and Kriti started dating each other on the sets of Pagalpanti, which is directed by Anees Bazmee.

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