Category: Movies

Tandav-Controversy

Who’s Taking Political Mileage Over Tandav Controversy?

The makers of Tandav, a political drama on Amazon Prime, issued an unconditional apology after complaints against the web series started pouring in different states notably Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh where the CM office made a comment on the drama.

What is the controversy surrounding Tandav?

The web series insulted Hindu gods and goddesses in the first episode. 17 minutes into the episode, you can see college students making mockery of Hindu gods. It triggered an outrage across the country forcing makers of Tandav to apologize for the said act.

Important points of Tandav controversy

  1. Makers of Tandav issued an apology only after the I&B Ministry that supervises OTT content sought a response on the complaints from Amazon.
  2. Two complaints were filed against Tandav. One Ram Kadam filed a police complaint in Mumbai and a UP cop registered an FIR against the makers of Tandav in Lucknow.
  3. In UP, a key aide of CM Yogi Adityanath warned of consequences for ridiculing Hindu gods. Also, the CM’s media advisor, Shalabh Mani Tripathi, objected to showing police vehicles in the drama.
  4. In Mumbai, the police have to
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Hollywood Dealing

How Is Hollywood Dealing With Revenue Losses?

Hollywood witnessed a huge loss in business and profit due to pandemic. Many big films including Mission: Impossible 7 and Red Notice of Dwayne Johnson got paused due to health concerns. The loss of entertainment industry is calculated to be over $1 billion.

Here’s the list of events impacted by the pandemic

Broadway

New York City’s Broadway announced suspension of all activities on March and continued the suspension throughout the year. In October, the Broadway League made another announcement about continuing with suspension through May 2021.

‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway

The musical group said good buy through its Twitter handle on January 7, 2021. It said that it was time to say good bye for the love and praises the group received from audience. But the group promised a national tour and film adaptation of the group.

Candyman

The pandemic forced Universal Pictures to push the October 16 debut of Candyman to an unknown date in 2021.

New York Comic-Con

Producer ReedPop made a heartfelt announcement about moving the show to YouTube from October 8-11 due to the pandemic effect. … Read the rest

Top Indian Web Shows

Top Indian Web Shows To Watch In 2021

Indian web series and shows have captured the attention of the viewers that enjoy watching web shows more than regular TV serials. In 2020, the web shows ruled the entertainment industry and people are waiting for new shows in 2021.

Mumbai Diaries 26/11 (Amazon Prime)

A tribute to the frontline warriors that saved the country from a disaster, the show features Mohit Rana and Konkana Sen Sharma in the lead roles.

The Family Man Season 2 (Amazon Prime)

Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Vajpayee) is a secret agent and a family man. While he’s good at his job, he struggles meeting his family responsibilities.

Broken but Beautiful Season 3 (ALTBalajee)

Audience praised Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi as Veer and Sameera in the previous seasons. And they expect the third season to be equally entertaining.

Jeet Ki Zid (Zee5)

Story of the Kargil war hero, Major Deependra Singh Senger, the series gives a glimpse of life of special forces and army personnel of India. Here Amit Sadh will be seen in the role of a special officer.

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Popular Web Series

New Seasons Of Popular Web Series To Watch For In 2021

Web series lovers have something to cheer. The makers have announced new seasons of popular shows including The Family Man and Delhi Crime for the enthusiasts. There are a total of 21 shows to restart this year.

  1. The Family Man Season 2 (Amazon Prime)

Who can forget Srikant Tiwari of Family Man who is a secret agent but struggles more with his personal life.

  1. American Gods season 3 (Amazon Prime)

Story of a common man stuck between the battle of old gods and the new one. It is a fantasy story woven from the novel American Gods.

  1. Gullak season 2 (SonyLIV)

Santosh and Shanti Mishra are back with their daily shenanigans to treat you with their middle-class humor, arguments and love.

  1. The Boys season 3 (Amazon Prime)

The season 2 saw the mystery of elusive assassin unfolded and the season 3 will have more mysteries unfolding.

  1. Broken But Beautiful season 3 (ALTBalaji)

The third season of the romantic love story by Ekta Kapoor features Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee. The earlier seasons had Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi in the lead roles.

  1. Sex Education season
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South-Korean-Movie-Parasite

South Korean Movie Parasite Did A Great Job In Oscar 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards saw the South Korean black comedy ‘Parasite’ winning four honours including the first non-English film to win the best picture award. It also won best international film, best original screenplay and best director, for Bong Joon-ho.

Oscars 2020

The best actor: Joaquin Phoenix for “Joker,” a psychological thriller and origin story based on the Batman supervillain

The best actress: Renee Zellweger for the Judy Garland biopic “Judy”

The best supporting actress: Laura Dern for Netflix’s divorce saga “Marriage Story”

The best supporting actor: Brad Pitt for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Bombshell won the Oscar for the best makeup and hairstyling

The best cinematography: Roger Deakins received the second Oscar for “1917”. He also won the 2018 Oscar for “Blade Runner 2049”

Ford Ferrari was chosen for Oscar for sound editing

Who said what

Parasite executive producer Miky Lee said to Bong Joon-ho “Thank you for being you”. Bong Joon-ho wrote and directed the movie that was about a poor South Korean family.

Renee Zellweger paid tribute to the past heroes. And for her, the … Read the rest

Marjaavaan

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.

Story

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

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