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Family Of Thakurganj movie review: What a killer?!

Family Of Thakurganj movie review is here. Directed by Manoj K. Jha, the movie stars Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahie Gill. Releasing today, the movie also stars Saurabh Shukla, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Nandish Singh and Mukesh Tiwari. How is this family?. Let?s find out in our movie review of Family Of Thakurganj

Immediate reaction when the end credits roll

If you're looking for the worst way to adapt a gangster drama?. Look no further. This is a killer beyond doubt.

The Story of Family Of Thakurganj

Nannu (Jimmy Shergill) born in a seedha saada family takes law in his hands due to circumstances and becomes the right hand of the powerful gangster Baba Bhandari (Saurabh Shukla). Another loyal of Baba Bhandari - Badri Pathak (Mukesh Tiwari) is jealous of Nannu?s rise. Nannu?s gorgeous wife Sharbati (Mahie Gill) and loving mother (Supriya Pilgaonkar) are proud of their son. While younger
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Farhan Akhtar recalls Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as it clocks 6 years

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's directorial Bhaag Milkha Bhaag clocked six years of its release on Thursday. Actor?Farhan Akhtar, who essayed the title role of Milkha Singh in the film said the film changed his life.?The film was based on the life of Indian athlete Milkha Singh?who was a national champion runner and an Olympian.

Farhan Akhtar took to social media where he wrote: "Six years since Bhaag Milkha Bhaag came along and changed my life. Heart is filled with gratitude for all the love you have shown and continue to show our film. Big big hug."

Also Read:?Farhan Akhtar starts prepping for his next film Toofan

The film also starred Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi, Pavan Malhotra and Art Malik.

Farhan Akhtar is currently busy prepping for his next Toofan, also directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

The actor has joined hands with Rakeysh Omprakash
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No regrets over not getting lead roles: Jimmy Shergill

Mumbai, July 12 (Ians) While many actors get bothered about the date clash of their films with those of other actors, it is interesting to observe how Jimmy Shergill is enjoying the excitement of the fact that two of his films - "Family Of Thakurganj" and "Jhootha Kahin Ka" is releasing on the same day. He works with Saurabh Shukla and Rishi Kapoor, respectively, in the two films, and he counts himself as fortunate for that fact.

"Actually, with Rishi uncle it was so exciting to be part of an out-and-out comedy film. On Mr Shukla, we all know how fantastic an actor he is, and of his contribution to cinema and theatre. At times, I feel surreal. In fact, working these veteran actors helped me better my craft," he added.

Jimmy says he has no regrets not getting to play lead roles. "People remember me for the characters I played,
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“Setters Is India’s Ocean 11 with a gutsy exam heist” – A Subhash K Jha Review


Starring Aftab Shidasani, Shreyas Talpade, Pavan malhotra, Vijay Raaz

Directed by Ashwini Chaudhary

Welcome to the murky world of academic fixers. If you are not an Indian and reading this, then let me quickly tell you North India has a tradition of proxy examinees. Bright doppelgangers who fill in for not so-bright examinees at examinations, answer their papers and go home with some tidy money.

We saw a far less in-your-face film recently Cheat India about imposter examinees. In Setters director Ashwini Chaudhary goes the other way. He abandons the subtle strain, grabs the theme by its shoulders and shakes it violently.

Setters is designed like an Oceans 11 kind of caper where the stakes are not just a heist idea, but the education system of India. Aftab Shivdasani, seen after quite a while, furnishes his cop’s act with a uniformed gravity. Shreyas Talpade, looking like a cross between
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Setter's trailer is intriguing, realistic and will move you!

After the spectacular teaser, the makers launched the trailer of Setters this afternoon. The insightful trailer of national award-winning writer-director Ashwini Chaudhary's Setters starring an interesting ensemble of actors such as Aftab Shivdasani, Shreyas Talpade, Sonnalli Seygall, Ishita Dutta, Pavan Malhotra, Vijay Raaz, Jameel Khan, Manu Rishi amongst others will be unveiled today.

The socio-political thriller cum research piece, inspired by true life events, exposes the 5000 crores industry dealing with the numerous rackets and scams that have infiltrated into the employment and education market to appease desperate youngsters vying for limited opportunities in government offices and colleges. ?The film will give an in-depth insight into the real time modus operandi of this industry which is growing rapidly every year, with the director having researched upon real life scams before the commencement of filming late last year.

While the film is scripted by Siraj Ahmed, it is being produced by
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How Chandra Sekhar Yeleti's films bring layers and moral ambiguity to Telugu cinema

TollywoodYeleti has a knack for misdirection, making the audience believe something while cleverly turning it on its head later in the film.Sankeertana VarmaFacebook/Chandra Sekhar YeletiIn Anukokunda Oka Roju (2005), Yeleti’s second outing, a song—poignantly written by Sirivennela—plays in the background, close to the climax, that tries to underline the film’s conflict for us. Other than being an effective form of a pre-climax refresher, it also acts as a silent testimony of the filmmaker’s skill. There is a particular scene in that song where Sahasra (Charmy Kaur) is shown smiling at a kid. But then she sees a shovel in his hands and she gets up and leaves, scared. For all we know, he is an innocent boy but to her, he might as well be the next person trying to kill her. In the former portions of the film, we are shown her love
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“Varun Dhawan Outdoes Salman’s Original In Judwaa 2”- Subhash K Jha Review

Judwaa 2

Starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Tapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher

Directed by David Dhawan

In our country we revere the dead. And disrespect the urge to laugh and have fun. Judwaa reminds us how enjoyable frivolity in cinema can be if packaged and executed expertly.

When a 20-year-old film about identical twins caught in a rough hour traffic of endearing inanity is rebooted, we immediately start getting emotional about the old film which incidentally, was trashed on release. We even begin to treat Anu Malik’s pedestrian tunes in the original as classics.

There is news for all nostalgia addicts. Judwaa 2 is not only a more engaging ode to inanity than the original, Varun Dhawan even manages to outdistance Salman Khan’s considerable energy level in the original. Dhawan conveys a certain innocence in his body language that is the opposite of sexual candour.

What works bigtime for
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“Mubarakan is full of brilliantly written humour” – Subhash K Jha Review


Starring Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D ‘Cruz, Aaathiya Shetty, Neha Sharma, Pavan Malhotra, Ratna Pathak

Directed by Anees Bazmee

Okay, not every movie experience has to be motivated by a socio-political purpose. Sometimes you just need to have fun at the movies.

I had loads of it last night in Mubarakan, one of the craziest homages to airheadeness in recent years.

Anees Bazmee’s film are deceptively naïve. They give the impression of being casual, flippant, inconsequential silly, goofy ….But sustaining this mood of anything-goes lunacy for more than two hours is no joke…and never mind the gush of jokey banter and situational comedy that has you scratching your head about who’s who and what’s what.

Very honestly I had a really tough time figuring out the plot line and the inter-relations of the characters. We were told at the start that Arjun Kapoor’s
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Super Singh and Warriors of the Dawn in International Cinema opening at Cineplex theatres this week!

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Every week, select Cineplex theatres feature some of the most popular and exciting films from all around the world, from countries like Russia, China, India, Korea, The Philippines and more. If you want to try something different at the movies, or simply celebrate your own or a new culture on the big screen, we’re highlighting two International Cinema titles that you’ll surely enjoy! Both films are opening this weekend!

Super Singh (Punjabi with English Subtitles)

This fantasy/comedy follows a man who spontaneously gains super powers, changing the course of his life and helping him to find the true meaning of love, existence, and his place in the world. It stars Diljit Dosanjh,
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Akshay Kumar Redeems Crime Thriller ‘Rustom’ – Subhash K Jha

Starring Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta, Arjan Bajwa

A picture-perfect naval officer, highly decorated principled patriotic and deeply in love with his wife, comes ashore quicker than expected and catches his wife cheating with his best friend.

Since the husband is played by the remarkably evolved Akshay Kumar we are mercifully spared the hysterical aftermath of an inherently melodramatic crime of passion that shook and stirred Mumbai’s beau monde in the year 1959.

That was the celebrated Nanawati case, known to change the way we look at the laws regarding crimes of passion. Rustom plucks the core of the crime, unplugs the theme of infidelity from its original context and plays deviously around with the facts to create a semi-fiction ‘what-if’ scenario where the characters hurl towards what the film’s writers would like to think of as an unexpectedly shocking ending.

It’s like watching a true-life
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Eros International announces its highly-anticipated film slate for 2016

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced its grand line up for 2016. The company will release an unparalleled 65 plus films across multiple languages again this year, making it the biggest slate by any Indian studio.

Following 2015’s critically acclaimed and commercial successes like NH10, Badlapur, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and the top grosser of the year, Bajrangi Bhaijaan along with Telugu and Bengali super hits Srimanthudu and Bela Seshe respectively, Eros is all set to announce another impressive pipeline of releases. The company ended a highly successful year with the maximum hits by a studio with the release of one of its most ambitious projects, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani that opened in cinemas globally to fabulous reviews and collections. The film still continues to run successfully in cinemas worldwide and Eros plans to release it in
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10 Bollywood Movies that deserved to be watched in 2014

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Note: List published by Ians (Indo-Asian News Service)

These films of 2014 deserved better and should have got a larger audience:

1. Ugly: A beautiful portrait of the darkest areas of the human heart, where greed, guilt and gluttony scamper freely for space. Anurag Kashyap’s film was swamped by the “Pk” wave that hit the theatres at year-end.

2. Aankhon Dekhi: Rajat Kapoor’s haunting portrait of a man on the brink of self-abnegation, looking for reasons to cling to the illusion called life, finding it increasingly hard to go through the motions of existence. Actor Sanjay Mishra’s ‘everyman’ act was exemplary.

3. Children Of War: Debutant director Mrityunjay Devrat recreated the horrors of the Bangladesh war of independence with the authentic passion of Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”. As a brutal concentration camp officer, Pavan Malhotra was a dazzling embodiment of evil.

4. Sulemani Keeda: Amit Masurkar bitter-sweet tale
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'Children of War' to release in Bangladesh and India on May 16

'Children of War' to release in Bangladesh and India on May 16
New Delhi/Dhaka, May 12: The much talked-about Indian film "Children of War: Nine Months to Freedom", will have its trans-border release in Bangladesh and India on May 16.

Starring Indian actors Raima Sen, Indraneil Sengupta, Victor Banerjee, Pawan Malhotra, Tilottama Shome, and newcomers Rucha and Shatrunjay, besides the late Farooque Sheikh, the film, which has been directed by Mrityunjay Devvrat, reveals the pains and pangs of people, particularly women, revolving around the war between India and Pakistan that eventually led to the creation of the new nation of Bangladesh in 1971-72.

The film shows how Pakistani soldiers.
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Rape scenes not for selling film: 'Children of War' director (Interview)

New Delhi, Feb 27: Wouldn't you shudder at the thought that almost 2,000 women were raped daily over a period of nine months during the 1971 Bangladesh genocide? Director Mrityunjay Devvrat says the purpose of rape scenes in his controversial movie "The Children of War" is not for generating business, but for showing "how men can become animals for power".

Devvrat, in his first feature film, talks about the sanguinary birth of Bangladesh in 1971. Actor Pavan Malhotra plays the role of a Pakistani Army officer assigned to duty in Dacca, now Dhaka. His character oversees rape camps and orders ghastly murder of Bengalis.

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Cast your Vote for who will take home the Iifa Award!

This April Iifa and Bollywood will hit Tampa Bay, Florida. Some of Bollywood’s biggest stars including Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Pritam and Vir Das among others are coming to bring the magic of Hindi films, music, dance and more to the Us! Running from April 23rd to the 26th, the weekend ends with a star studded bang with the presentation of the prestigious Iifa Awards.

Now here is something cool! Did you know that you can decide who takes home the prize when the Iifa awards hit Tampa Bay this April? Yes, the popular awards are based on votes from the public! So hurry and vote for your favorite stars!

Just click:

As a reminder, the nominees are…

Best Picture

Dhoom 3- Aditya Chopra
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Iifa Nominations Announced and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag leads with 10!

20th February, 2014 – Indian Cinema’s most spectacular awards outside of India, The Tata Motors International Indian Film Academy (Iifa) Awards have declared the list of nominations (Popular category) for its 15th edition. The Videocon D2H Iifa Weekend will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida from April 23-26.

2013 was a fantastic year at the Box-office. Amongst the major films of the year, bagging a maximum number of nods is the inspiring biopic of Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag followed closely by the gun-fest, Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela and the heart-wrenching Aashiqui 2 with 7 nominations each, while the Ranbir Kapoor starrer – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani scored 6 nominations. Other notable films: Krrish 3, Chennai Express, Kai Po Che and The Lunchbox have been nominated across various award categories.

It is a battle of superstars at the awards, as Shah Rukh Khan (Chennai Express), Hrithik Roshan (Krrish 3), Ranbir Kapoor (Yeh Jawaani Hai
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Reflections 2013: Top 10 Grossing Films of 2013

A big BollySpice Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Evening to all you my lovelies in which ever part of the world you may be reading this. 2013. What a year it has been! And why not!?! 2013 marked the centenary of the Indian Film Industry. There have been celebrations throughout the world marking this landmark, and the Indian film industry celebrated in the only way it knows best by giving us some of the biggest releases in the film industry as well as many sequels, some of which were appreciated and some which left us desiring more.

I am here to show you which films you helped put into this list by making time in your busy schedules and parting with your hard earned cash.

Ladies and gentlemen in reverse order I give you the top money spinners of 2013.

10. Special 26

Starring – Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher,
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Prasoon Shabana trash Naseeruddins opinion on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Prasoon Shabana trash Naseeruddins opinion on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of 2013 was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Bmb). The comprehensive breathtaking bio-pic on Olympian athlete Milkha Singh has found an unlikely dissenter in thespian Naseeruddin Shah who has for reasons best known to him, lashed out at Bmb, calling it and Farhan Akhtar's performance, "fake".

The remark has raised the hackles of many notable individuals in the entertainment industry. One of Naseer's old co-stars said, "Naseer should focus on the quality of his own work. After doing Jackpot he is in no position to pass judgment on any film, let alone one that has deeply moved and inspired Indians and non-Indians across the world."

Farhan's step-mother Shabana Azmi who has worked extensively with Naseer in some of the most influential films of Indian cinema says Naseer's opinion on Farhan's performance and the film are not appreciated.

Says Shabana,
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Review

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Review
Film: "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag"; Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Rebecca Breeds, Divya Dutta, Prakash Raj and Pavan Malhotra; Writer: Prasoon Joshi; Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra; Rating: ***** - run to watch this marvel.

History is created in several ways. One of them is cinema. And if Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" seems like a near-flawless homage to the flying spirit of India's greatest runner, it is partly because the story, so nimbly woven into a pastiche of drama, emotion, humour and pathos by Prasoon Joshi, is in no hurry to keep pace with the onscreen Milkha's breathless sprint.

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