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Shamshera review: A reel of reviews

Ranbir Kapoor, after 4 years of hiatus, is back with his highly-anticipated film Shamshera.




Ranbir Kapoor, after 4 years of hiatus, is back with his highly-anticipated film Shamshera. Helmed by Karan Malhotra, Shamshera hit the theatres on July 22. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles.

The film has been bankrolled by Yash Raj Films and the plot revolves around the fictitious city of Kaza where a tribe was tortured and enslaved by ruthless general Shudh Singh. The film is out and so are the reviews. Here’s a look at what news websites have to say about the action drama.

Shamshera review by NDTV

Reviewed by Siabal Chatterjee, the headline read, ‘Ranbir Kapoor’s period film is Thugs of Hindostan-level bad.’ The leading daily gave 1 out of 5 stars to Shamshera.

“Moral of the story for Ranbir Kapoor – the actor should henceforth read his scripts with a more critical eye before buying into them. He owes it to his talent,” reviewed NDTV.

Shamshera review by India Today

In his review, Tushar Joshi said Ranbir Kapoor’s film is only sham and no shera.

“A film like Shamshera that’s already so heavy on the theatrics, songs (four tracks in the first half) only derail the narrative from going ahead and make the experience sluggish. The songs in Shamshera are a big letdown. Also, you can’t help but notice the attempts to bring in a bit of the KGF and Baahubali feel to the scenes,” reviewed India Today.

Shamshera review by Times of India

Reviewed by Rachana Dubey, the leading daily gave 2.5 stars out of 5 to Ranbir Kapoor’s starrer. The headline read, ‘A slow-paced action drama with revenge and freedom at its core.’

“Without giving away too many details of the film, one can say that by the end of it, you’ll be fatigued. The film feels far too stretched for its wafer-thin storyline – in fact, it crawls through the runtime with quite a few minor, but unmissable technical snags,” reviewed the Times of India.

Shamshera review by Bollywood Hungama

The entertainment portal gave 1.5 stars out of 5 stars to Shamshera. The headline read, ‘With an outdated script and predictable plot Shamshera falters big time.’

“Karan Malhotra’s direction is below the mark. On the positive side, he has handled the scale and grandeur very well. A few scenes, especially in the first half, work very well and give audiences some sort of paisa vasool experience. But in the second half, the film falls drastically,” reviewed Bollywood Hungama.

Shamshera review by Bollywood Bubble

Reviewed by Saheli Maity, Bollywood Bubble gave 3.5 stars out of 5 to Shamshera. The headline read, ‘Ranbir Kapoor starrer gives an epic cinematic experience but it is too dramatic and far toooo long.’

“The movie tries to explain the racial discrimination against a certain tribe and what caused them to become rebellious against society. However, the freedom struggle of the dacoits gets a little too dramatic and far toooooooooo long,” reviewed Bollywood Bubble.

Shamshera review by Hindustan Times

The Shamshera review by Monika Rawal Kukreja said the film has all the elements needed to make a mass masala entertainer back into theatres. The headline read, ‘Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt set the screen on fire with their loud action avatars.’

“Being a period drama, Shamshera is visually appealing though I felt in some scenes, the VFX could have been less clumsy. Neelesh Misra and Khila Bisht’s story is engaging and entertainment at the same time,” reviewed Hindustan Times.

Shamshera review by Firstpost

For Anna MM Vetticad, Shamshera is a politically evolved version of Baahubali fronted by a gorgeous Ranbir Kapoor.

“It becomes possible to grant this film some indulgences, idiosyncracies and its visual resemblance to earlier iconic films since it is brimful of conviction. So, for instance, that train robbery in Shamshera is wolf-whistle material, but the special effects could have been better. Sanjay Dutt overacts,” reviewed Firstpost.

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Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu shared maternity photos and wrote about the excitement and joy. She also thanked all her fans for all their support.



Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu

Bipasha broke the internet, but not with her steamy looks this time, instead with an announcement of her first pregnancy with husband Karan Singh Grover. The couple was quite successful with keeping the secret safe despite many speculations until it was time for her to finally announce the good news with the scintillating maternity photos.

Bipasha Basu took to Instagram to announce her big news as she posted two pictures of her and her husband, Karan Singh Grover, twinning in white as she flaunted her baby bump in the first photo, whereas in the second one the babies father is seen kissing the Bipasha’s belly in a cute and adorable look.

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The Instagram post was also accompanied by a heartwarming caption, in which Bipasha wrote about the new phase of life she is stepping into while also reflecting upon her life from being an individual to being in a relationship with her partner, to now being a mother. She added how it might be selfish to only keep this news private and not show the world and her fans this news.

The star wrote about the excitement and joy she is sharing the news with and thanked all her fans for all their support and was grateful to the fans for sharing this journey with her.

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Koffee With Karan S7: Karan Johar brings out the Punjabi actor from Sidharth Malhotra and Vicky Kaushal

Koffee With Karan Season 7 episode 7 which will release this Thursday, on August 18, 2022 on Disney+Hotstar.



Karan Johar, Sidharth Malhotra and Vicky Kaushal

Karan Johar has shared the latest trailer of Koffee With Karan season 7 episode 7. The new episode features two Punjabi Bollywood actors, recently wed Vicky Kaushal and Shershaah famed Sidharth Malhotra.

Karan Johar introduced both the actors as ‘men of the moment’ and the episode definitely looks fun and worth watching. The few seconds trailer shows Karan discussing Katrina Vicky’s marriage to Sidharth and Kiara Advani’s future wedding.

What also grabbed some eyeballs was Sidharth claiming to manifest his wedding with Kiara without taking her name. If the reader remembers correctly, you must have heard this word during Ranbir-Alia wedding, when headlines stated that the Raazi actor manifested her wedding with Ranbir Kapoor.

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The latest Koffee With Karan Season 7 trailer also shows Vicky pretending to swoon on the couch and recreating the scene when he was last on the same couch and told that Katrina said she ‘might look good opposite Vicky Kaushal’, to which Sidharth Malhotra jokingly says, “Iska toh roka hua tha yahan pe.”

The episode will also bring out the Punjabiness from both the actors. Karan Johar has had a special Punjabi game between the two, where they’ll have to come up with English words but in Punjabi accent. And it seems like both, Vicky and Sidharth are nailing the contest.

During the rapid-fire round, Vicky Kaushal was asked what he misses about single life. To which the Masaan actor was quick to reply, “The ‘Miss’ is now Mrs.” Later the segment also shows Karan Johar reading out thirsty messages from fans and the reaction from Sidharth Malhotra and Vicky Kaushal are worth watching the Koffee With Karan Season 7 episode 7 which will release this Thursday, on August 18, 2022. The Latest season of KWK is exclusively available only on Disney+Hotstar.

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Salaar: Prabhas starrer gets new release date, will clash with Deepika Padukone-Hrithik Roshan’s Fighter

Fans will have to wait until next year to witness the Prashant Neel madness, as Salaar will release on September 28, 2023.



After the massive success of KGF chapter 2, Tollywood director Prashanth Neel is set to take the Indian cinema by storm with his yet another Pan-India film.

Prashant has finally announced the release date of his upcoming directorial Salaar, which features the Baahubali actor Prabhas in the lead role. The action thriller will also mark the Kannada film debut of Prabhas and the movie is already declared as the most anticipated movie of 2023.

After the massive success of KGF movie series, Prashanth Neel had announced his next with Prabhas and a fresh pair of him and Shruti Hasan will unravel the new world of Salaar. But the fans will have to wait until next year to witness the Prashant Neel madness, as Salaar will release on September 28, 2023.

But the film will clash with Deepika Padukone-Hrithik Roshan starrer fighter. The movie is backed by YRF and is being directed by Sidharth Anand. And it seems like the Bollywood Vs South will take a higher roar on September 28, next year.

What has even more ignited the anticipation for the action-thriller is its latest poster featuring Prabhas. Billed has a high voltage actioner, Salaar has been shot in the India, Europe, Middle -East and Africa.

If reports are to be believed, then Salaar can have a crossover with KFG Chapter 3, just like Marvel movies. Both the films have been directed by Prashanth Neel and are backed by Hombale Films. Moreover, reports suggest that the upcoming film will unravel the story line and open gates for new twists in Yash starrer KGF Chapter 3.

Salaar is a PAN India film, hence it will be release in the five languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada (original). Apart from Prabhas and Shruti Hasan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jagapathi Babu, Sriya Reddy and Easwari Rao will play key roles. The movie has a high budget of 400 crores.

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