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Batman artist Neal Adams passes away

Neal Adams shot to fame at Marvel and DC in the late 1960s. he was known for bringing several storytelling sensibilities to

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Comic book creator Neal Adams who worked on titles like Batman, The X-Men and The Avengers passed away at the age of 80. The news of his demise was confirmed by Adams’ wife Marilyn. She said that he died due to complications of sepsis.

Adams shot to fame at Marvel and DC in the late 1960s. he was known for bringing several storytelling sensibilities to comics. He was known to redefine the look of Batman and presented Dark Knight who was lean rather than a bulky brawler. He was also famous for his work on the monthly Detective Comics and Batman books, where he brought the franchise back to its darker roots following the cancellation of the 1966 TV series.

For those who don’t know, Adams made characters like Batman, Superman, The Avengers and the X-Men. His son Josh Adams also shared a post on Facebook, in which he said that his career was defined by unparalleled artistic talent and an unwavering character that drove him to constantly fight for his peers and those in need. He would become known in the comics industry as one of the most influential creators of all time and champion social and creator’s rights.

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His daughter Zeea Adams Moss also said that her father’s death was unexpected. DC Comics also released a statement in which they said that one of the most acclaimed artists to have contributed to the comic book industry.

Adams was born on June 5, 1941, and he started receiving art training at the School of Industrial Arts in New York City. In the statement, it was also mentioned that Adams big break came one year later when he started drawing Batman. The artist showed a natural affinity for the Dark Knight, and in 1970, DC editor Julius Schwartz assigned the Batman comics to Neal and writer Dennis O’Neil.

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Comedian Raju Srivastava critical, remains on life support

Raju was admitted to AIIMS after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday while doing a treadmill in a gym.

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Comedian Raju Srivastava critical, remains on life support

Indian stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava is fighting for his life. The condition of the 57-year-old comedian is critical and he remains on life support in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

Raju was admitted to AIIMS after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday while doing a treadmill in a gym. According to the reports, there has been no improvement in Raju Srivastava’s condition. He remains in critical condition and on life support at present. He continued to be unconscious and suffered brain damage after a heart attack.

His brother, Deepu Srivastava, told the media that one of Raju’s brain nerves got blocked after a heart attack. He said the doctors are trying really hard for his recovery. According to the doctors, it may take 7 to 10 days for Raju to recover completely.

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76th Independence Day: Top 5 patriotic films to watch with friends and family

The film industry has been a pivotal force in keeping and reinstating the duties citizens owe to their country.

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76th Independence Day: Top 5 patriotic films to watch with friends and family

It is appropriate to remark that Indian cinema has played a major role in reminding citizens of the necessity of patriotic duties in their everyday lives. The film industry has done a commendable job of putting together sometimes-daunting yet inspiring reflections of the socio-political history of the country, which has generated awareness as well as groomed Indian citizens to do better. While some films narrated and made us aware of the historic political situation in some parts of India, others imparted the right idea of patriotism into our hearts.

The film industry has been a pivotal force in keeping and reinstating the duties citizens owe to their country. Hence, we bring to you some of the most gut-wrenching as well as inspiring films that imparted awareness as well as generated a spark of change in the minds and hearts of every Indian.

Article 15

Article 15 is a film produced and directed by renowned director, Anubhav Sinha, in 2019. The film’s plot revolves around a police detective, played by Ayushmann Khurrana, who investigates the disappearance of three girls from a small village, uncovering the long history of caste-based oppression along the way. The movie not only remarks on issues of caste-based oppression, but it also talks about the reservations given by one of the greatest scholars of India, B.R Ambedkar.

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti was released in 2006, starring Aamir Khan, Siddharth, R. Madhavan, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, and British actor Alice Patten. The film follows a British film student who is traveling to India to make a movie about five freedom fighters from India. She befriends and casts five young men in the film, which inspires them to fight against the corruption of their own government. The movie talks about issues of corruption in the country and how the five men, while drawing parallels from the role of freedom fighters in their own lives, set out to bring reform and change to their country as their forefathers did.

Lakshya


The movie follows the story of an aimless and lazy boy, Karan Shergil, played by Hritik Roshan, who joins the Indian Army and transforms himself into a soldier to make his girlfriend Romila Dutta proud of him. The movie is set around the Kargil war. Released in 2004, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in lead roles with Boman Irani and Anjula Bedi in supporting roles. The film was directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Helmed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film follows the real-life journey of the legendary Olympic champion, Milkha Singh. The film stars Farhan Akhtar in the lead role and talks about Milkha’s journey from pre-partitioned India to post-partitioned India and how he came to be the prolific athlete he was. The film, while being a document of Milkha Singh’s life, is also a document of the time around independence. The movie stars Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi, Pavan Malhotra, Yograj Singh, Art Malik, and Prakash Raj.

Swades

The film, which is set in the backdrop of an underdeveloped portion of Uttar Pradesh, starts off with the protagonist, who works at NASA in America, Driven by nostalgia, he returns to his roots to find the nanny who raised him in his homeland, intending to bring her back to America. His journey leads him into the rural heart of India, to the village of Charanpur, and sets him on both an outward and an inner quest to find where he truly belongs. The film, released in 2004, stars Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, and Kishori Ballal.

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Laal Singh Chaddha review: A reel of reviews

Helmed by Advait Chandan, Laal Singh Chaddha also features Naga Chaitanya in an important role.

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Bollywood’s highly-anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha, which created quite a stir on social media, was released on August 11. It is the adaptation of the Academy-winning film Forrest Gump featuring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright and stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Mona Singh in the lead roles.

Before the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, social media users called and are still calling for its boycott for several reasons. However, despite the cancel culture, the film hit the silver screen on Friday.

Helmed by Advait Chandan, Laal Singh Chaddha also features Naga Chaitanya in an important role.

The film is already out and so are the reviews. Here’s a look at what leading news websites have to say about Laal Singh Chaddha.

Laal Singh Chaddha review by NDTV

Reviewed by Saibal Chatterjee, Laal Singh Chaddha got 3 out of 5 stars by NDTV. For Chatterjee, the Aamir Khan starrer is watchable and flaws notwithstanding.

“Laal Singh Chaddha, the sophomore venture of director Advait Chandan (Secret Superstar), places the protagonist against the backdrop of major political developments of contemporary Indian history from the lifting of the Emergency in 1977 to the Anna Hazare anti-corruption movement of 2011,” reviewed NDTV.

Laal Singh Chaddha review by The Hindu

Anuj Kumar, in his review, said Advait Chandan’s film hardly asks any tough questions, almost tutors the audience, and doesn’t allow the visuals to communicate. The headline read, ‘Aamir Khan valiantly runs towards safety.’

“Advait is competent but is like that efficient factory worker who has to make a new product from an old dye. One wonders whether Raj Kumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi would have been a better choice to bring Forrest closer home,” reviewed The Hindu.

Laal Singh Chaddha review by The Indian Express

Shubhra Gupta, in her review, said it’s not just the pace of the film which is the trouble but it is also centrally and crucially, Sardar Laal Singh Chaddha himself, as played by Aamir Khan. The leading daily gave 2 out of 5 stars to Forrest Gump’s adaptation.

“Aamir Khan falls back on easy crutches in a meandering tale,” reviewed The Indian Express.

Laal Singh Chaddha review by Times of India

Giving out 3.5 stars out of 5 to Laal Singh Chaddha, Renuka Vyavahare, in her review, said the film verbalises Forrest Gump’s musings on life, love, morality, and destiny.

“It opts for speech over silent tears so expect a perpetually wide-eyed Aamir Khan doing a lot of Punjabi accent with PK’s body language and enthusiasm. He sets the tempo of this film a bit higher, that of a big-ticket Hindi feature film but retains the essence of the original — a Disney-like fairy-tale without the luxury of magic but an ingrained belief in miracles,” reviewed Times of India.

Laal Singh Chaddha review by Pinkvilla

Avinash Lohana gave 3 stars out of 5 to Laal Singh Chaddha and wrote that Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Naga Chaitanya’s film has its heart in the right place.

“Considering the stature of the original, it’s hard to not compare Laal Singh Chaddha with Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. But even after that, Aamir Khan and his team manage to live up to the original and present an entertaining watch. Those who will be seeing it as a standalone film will be pleasantly surprised,” reviewed Pinkvilla.

Laal Singh Chaddha by India Today

Nairita Mukherjee, in her review, said the worst thing about Laal Singh Chaddha is Aamir Khan.

“The method actor who made method acting common parlance now resorts to grunts and more grunts in his reinterpretation of Forrest Gump, a role synonymous with Tom Hanks from the film of the same name,” reviewed India Today.

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