Mumbai Indians And Chennai Super Kings Release 12 And 5 Players Respectively

Mumbai Indians released 12 players from its squad but retained its core squad of 18 players that won a record fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title this year. The three traded-ins in form of New Zealand seamer Trent Boult, Sherfane Rutherford of West Indies and Dhawal Kulkarni from Rajasthan Royals are in the core squad.

List of retained players:

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Ishan Kishan
Surya Kumar Yadav
Rahul Chahar
Anmolpreet Singh
Jayant Yadav
Aditya Tare
Anukul Roy
Dhawal Kulkarni (Traded in)
Quinton de Kock
Kieron Pollard
Sherfane Rutherford (Traded in)
Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan
Trent Boult (Traded in)

List of released players:

Evin Lewis, Adam Milne
Jason Behrendorff
Beuran Hendricks
Ben Cutting
Yuvraj Singh
Mayank Markande (Traded out)
Rasikh Salam
Pankaj Jaswal
Siddhesh Lad (Traded out)
Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians looking for more players

The 2020 edition of IPL will be held in Kolkata in December. But Mumbai Indians is far from prepared for the tournament. It requires 5 domestic and 2 foreign players to complete its squad.

Chennai Super Kings rejigged its squad

The three-time IPL champion also felt the need for restructuring of its squad. But it released … Read the rest


Sena-NCP-Congress Draft 40-Point CMP For Government Formation

In the first concrete step towards government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress agreed to a 40-poing Common Minimum Program (CMP). But the draft is yet to be shared with the chiefs of the three parties for approval.

Highlights of the draft CMP

• Shiv Sena being the largest party in the alliance would get 16 cabinet berths

• NCP will have 14 cabinet ministers in the state government

• Congress is satisfied with only 12 seats in cabinet ministry

• The post of Speaker is likely to be offered to Congress

• Shiv Sena will get Deputy Speaker’s post

• NCP will get the post of chairman of legislative council

• Shiv Sena will occupy deputy chairman of the council

Who will be the CM?

While the leaders of alliance parties are claiming that the contentious issues have been sidelined but the biggest issue of choosing the Chief Minister is yet to be decided. Shiv Sena is staking claim on CM’s post but it could agree on rotating CM or the alliance parties could get equal term for CM. The draft CMP is likely to be approved by November 19 after which … Read the rest


Himesh Reshammiya And Ranu Mondal Sing Ashiqui Mein Teri 2.0 For Happy Hardy AndHeer

While Happy Hardy and Heer will release on 3rd January 2020, its song Ashiqui Mein Teri 2.0 has been released on the YouTube. Taken from the 2006 blockbuster 36 China Town, it is presented as a new and upgraded version in the voice of Internet singing sensation Ranu Mondal.

What is this song about?

It is a song of the upcoming movie Happy Hardy and Heer. Himesh Reshammiya is the singer and composer of the song. He also composed the original 2006 song for Shahid Kapoor starrer 36 China Town in 2006. Himesh was quite excited while releasing the song on YouTube. He wrote a good caption for the song. Highlight of the song is that it has the melody of Himesh and voice of Ranu Mondal.

What did Himesh Reshammiya say about the song?

Himes said that he was very excited about recreating his own creation. It is to be noted that he created the original song in 2006 for 36 China Town. The recreated song was a sure shot party anthem but it carried a lot of depth. Also, the soulful melody attached to the song would make the love story of Happy Hardy and Heer timeless.

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Marjaavaan: See Riteish Deshmukh In A New Avatar Of A Dwarf Villain

Marjaavaanis more like a commercial masala entertainer than a serious work of direction and acting. It seems that the movie will cater to the audiences of B and C towns that like hard core action drama. Riteish Deshmukh is the lead character hence the movie relies much on his acting skills.


Marjaavaan is a tale of two love birds played by Sidharth Malhotra (Raghu) and Tara Sutaria (Zoya). Riteish Deshmukh is playing Vishnu, a vertically challenged gang leader. He wants to turn the lives of Raghu and Zoya upside down to achieve his evil intentions. Raghu is a tapori type lover but Vishnu seems more serious in his evil designs. The movie has more of action and drama than required and it is what makes the story weak. Another weak point of the story is that it seems extension of the earlier movie Ek Villain.

Highlights of the movie

An action-packed romantic drama

A commercial masala film after a long time

Riteish Deshmukh will be seen in a new avatar of a dwarf villain

Melodies of the movie are widely appreciated

Editing, direction and other technical stuff adds value to the film

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Satellite Shankar: An Extended Vacation Of A Soldier Becomes A Blessing For Many

Satellite Shankar is a deviation from the trend. Patriotic theme of the movie makes it different but it isn’t a regular war movie or someone centered on spying. It is the life of Indian soldiers. It tells about their adventures and how circumstances affect their emotions about their family, society and the country.


Shankar (Sooraj Pancholi) is a soldier in Indian army. He gets injured in cross-border firing and sent to base hospital for treatment. But he decides to go to his home to help his mother go through the long pending eye operation. According to him, it was the best way to utilize his time. But little does he know that he will have to encounter many problems during his journey to home and then back to the battalion. Army personnel are always short on time hence Shankar has to hurry to save time for his family and the country.

Highlights of the movie

• Shankar is called Satellite Shankar because of his power to teleport people wherever they want to go with a gadget

• He’s always available to help his fellow soldiers and countrymen

• His helpful and selfless nature keeps him engaged with others all … Read the rest


Rahul Gandhi Apologizes For “Chowkidar Chor Hai” To The Apex Court

Rahul Gandhi was given relief from the Supreme Court in a content case after he wrongly linked the Rafael order of the apex court to his “chowkidar chor hai” phrase against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

What did the SC rule?

The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi accepted the unconditional apology offered by Rahul Gandhi with a warning to be “more careful” about future remarks.

What was the contempt case?

On April 10, 2019, Rahul Gandhi then Congress President quickly reacted to Supreme Court’s ruling on Rafael jet deal. It said that classified documents accessed by the media could be used as evidence to consider a review of the deal.

Rahul Gandhi welcomed the order and then went a step ahead to say that the apex court also agreed that chowkidar chorhai. But the SC took strong note of the comment and sought explanation for the comment. After the SC order, Rahul Gandhi said the comments were made “unintentionally and inadvertently” and offered an “unconditional apology” for his comments.

Who filed the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi?

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi sued Rahul Gandhi for his “chowkidar chorhai” comment. Rahul Gandhi … Read the rest