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UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would … Continue reading UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

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Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would … Continue reading UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary


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There is a real world outside Bollywood courtrooms where a common man can’t differentiate between a corrupt judicial system and a fraudulent police administration. And this world comes charging at you before you can look away. Add a few bullets and some dark humour and you get Jolly LLB 2, the second film in the Jolly LLB (2013) franchise.

Troubled with such structured corruption, a lawyer, suddenly awakened by his conscience, decides to take on this nexus of police, judiciary and criminals.

Is he right in expecting anything out of this system? His own past isn’t very bright and, on top of that, there’re apprehensions about his wisdom and judicial knowledge.

Kanpur’s Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly (Akshay Kumar) practices in the “Lucknow high court” and wants to own a chamber. His father has been a stenographer for a top lawyer for years, and that makes Jolly his natural successor. At least, this is how he gets treated at work. His boss sends him to buy vegetables and he is also supposed to help arrange a domestic party. He is anything but a self-respecting lawyer.

He isn’t the only odd character around though. Justice Sunderlal Tripathi (Saurabh Shukla) has undergone a bypass surgery, and he has to dance at his daughter’s wedding. Guess what? He practices his steps inside the court.

Time has hardened Pramod Mathur (Annu Kapoor), Jolly’s nemesis and a prolific lawyer in the city. He isn’t afraid of even fighting the judge — an interesting departure from the original where nobody dared to insult justice Tripathi at the Delhi high court.

Jolly could have avoided falling prey to such a system, but he has taken the onus of getting the justice delivered in a fake encounter case in which inspector Suryaveer Singh (Kumud Mishra) is the prime accused.

Large chunks of the film remind the viewer of those legal satire shows where the judicial system looks like a big, dark joke. Mostly the joke is on Jolly, and sometimes it’s on us. We somehow know that there’s no escaping the wrath of overworked judges and a broken system. But Jolly needs to find loopholes in the system to keep his hopes afloat.

This is where the screenplay decides to do away with the fantastic research done by the film’s team. It starts to appear like a mix of many films. If the judge looks inspired from And Justice For All’s John Forsythe, Jolly himself seems to be taking a cue from Arshad Warsi’s much-loved act in the first film.

Also, the movie appears confused between a satire and a thriller. The most effective scenes are cut short to pave way for action scenes. This way the pace is maintained, but the theme is ignored.

It’s only in the second half that Jolly LLB 2 comes back to a prolonged courtroom battle and gives its actors a chance to rise and shine. Here, Annu Kapoor gives Akshay Kumar a solid run for his money. Over-emphasis on melodrama hampers a well thought-out central idea.

It’s the terrific support cast of Jolly LLB 2 that sustains the momentum. If Saurabh Shukla is exceptionally adorable as the tired judge, Huma Qureshi perfectly fits in the role of a Gucci-loving, wine-swigging housewife.

The friendly banter between a Kanpur migrant and a Lucknow lawyer are fun to watch. The problems faced by a Delhi judge in Lucknow are tragically funny, especially when lawyers call their friends and local criminals to fist-fight on their behalf, inside the courtroom.

The use of local slang sometimes looks forced and the film does away with the innocence of Jolly LLB (2013), in order to become a tearjerker. The ploy doesn’t work.

But what works perfectly is the focus on real issues like corruption, terrorism and under-pressure judges. Kapoor has tackled all these issues with a great control. He has induced small, funny moments at crucial junctures that work as perfect breathers. Thanks to his understanding of court procedures, his characters look human and vulnerable unlike typical Bollywood films where the protagonist plays the victim and the judge.

All is well that ends well. And Akshay Kumar ensures that you keep laughing at regular intervals. He makes you remember Warsi, but also adds his touch to Jolly. Overlook some of the minor flaws and you have a 140-minute solid entertainer on your hands.

Mumbai, (PTI) Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who will be seen in “Atithii Iin London” says she had never tried her hands on doing comedy and so she choose to do this film.

Kriti who has worked in several films in South made her acting debut in Bollywood with Emraan Hashmi starrer “Raaz: Reboot” and now she will be seen in “Atithii Iin London”.

“I got three films offers after ‘Raaz: Reboot’ but ‘Atithii Iin London’ was exciting as I haven’t done much comedy earlier,” Kriti said in a statement here.

The 28-year-old actress is unaware of replacing Lisa Haydon in the family entertainer, also starring Kartik Aaryan and veteran actors Paresh Rawal and Tanvi Azmi.

“Even if I’d known (of replacing Lisa Haydon) it wouldn t have bothered me, it’s a really good role and that’s all what matters,” Kriti said.

The “Raaz: Reboot” actress has been shooting all over London and Birmingham.

“Atithii Iin London” is an upcoming comedy film directed by Ashwni Dhir and produced by Abhishek Pathak.

On her day off, Kriti and her co-star Tanvi Azmi went off together to explore the Queen’s City.

“We went to the Oxford Street which is a shopper’s delight. This was the first time I was away from home during the Diwali festival and celebrated with the team here. We even saw people burst some crackers,” she said.

If you haven’t watched Dishoom yet, do so immediately – if only for action king Akshay Kumar’s out-of-character and unforgettable cameo that was largely filmed at Yas Water World. It involves, among other things, a jet-ski, two pairs of orange swimsuits and a splendid man bun.

Kumar may only have five minutes of screen time but he completely eclipses lead actors Abraham and Dhawan, who portray Kabir and Junaid, cops who take over Abu Dhabi in super cars and helicopters as they race against time trying to find a kidnapped cricketer.

The brilliant cinematography captures the capital in all its glory. From the sparkling waters of Yas Marina to the glittering skyscrapers of Reem Island, the city perfectly sets off the high-octane action sequences. The rest of the film whizzes by in a blur of guns, explosions and car chases.

Abraham is so wooden his gun has more personality. Dhawan excels in his comic role, probably because he grew up watching all his father’s (filmmaker David Dhawan) silly comedies. Up-and-coming actor Saqib Saleem is memorable as patriotic Indian batsman Viraj Sharma, and is several leagues above the new, mostly talentless generation of young actors (Tiger Shroff, we’re looking at you).

Mention must be made of Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who, as usual, serves mainly two purposes: to gyrate in a raunchy song sequence, and to play a clueless love interest whose make-up never drips down her face, even when she is fleeing murderous criminals in the middle of the scorching desert. So much for women’s empowerment.

 Dishoom is packed with all the masala needed for it to become a blockbuster, including an unnecessary plot twist that got the Pakistani film censor board so enraged it banned the movie.

As for the story, there is none. A solid script is not why we purchase tickets to a masala film, is it?

So sit back, eat your popcorn and have a blast.

After the roaring Blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger, he returns to Yash Raj Films with Sultan.Starring Salman Khan & Anushka Sharma movie is a sports drama which revolves around Sultan Ali Khan’s personal and professional life played by Salman Khan. He is seen as a wrestler overcoming with his problems and how he raises himself even after a footfall in his life.

The movie receives good rating from audience as the response of movie goers is positive. We found only few people who gave mix review and rating, otherwise the audience once again after Bajrangi Bhaijaan is well impressed by Salman Khan.

Top Bollywood Critics Websites Rating for Sultan

Appraisal by NDTV – 3/5 Score

Evaluation by Komal Nahata– 4/5 Mark

Assessment by Times of India (TOI) – 3.5/5 For Sultan Rating

Critisism and score by Subhash K Jha – 3/5 Star Rating

Sultan review by Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama) – 4.5/5 Star Grade

Analysis by India Today – 3.5/5 Ranking

Analysis by Zee News – 3/5 Star Mark

By Hindustan Times – 3.5/5 Star Seaman

By Rediff – 3.5/5 Grade

Sultan Review by Rajeev Masand – 3/5 Score

Evaluation by India TV – 3/5 Mark

Analysis By Bollywood Life – 3.5/5 Rating

Feedback by KoiMoi.com – 3/5 stars

By IBNlive – 3.5/5 score

By Filmi Beat– 4/5 Mark

By India.com – 4/5 star Rating

By Indian Express – 3.5/5 Rating

By Anupama Chopra – 4/5 Grade

Airlift is simply a great movie whether you talk about direction or acting,its simply mind blowing. Akshay kumar’s gritty acting is simply mesmerizing.Unlike other movies , songs of this movie are soothing and full of melody. Its great that they didn’t put a item song. The film is based on the real-life conflict and bloodshed that took place twenty five years back in Kuwait, and the way it is done—with a sense of urgency and immediacy, bringing alive a city over-run and under siege—sends out a crucial message to star-driven-yet-drivel- producing Bollywood.Other than that Nimrat kaur’s was also very good. Overall, ‘Airlift’ is a good film,solidly plotted, well executed and well- acted. A must watch. Its a perfect movie for Republic Day Week !

Zarine Khan, Karan Singh Grover, Sharman Joshi and Daisy Shah starrer “Hate Story 3″ is soon approaching the superhit status. With its impressive box office run, the erotic thriller has earned double its production cost in just four-days.

“Hate Story 3″ features an ordinary cast, but it became a success like its previous instalments. “Hate Story 3″ is the third instalment in the “Hate Story” franchise. Both “Hate Story” and “Hate Story 2″ were surprise hits at the box office and the third instalment continued its trend.

The erotic thriller has fared better than several movies starring A-list stars, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut and others. “Hate Story 3″ box office collection is better than the lifetime box office earnings of “Jazbaa”, “Katti Batti” and others.

The film directed by Vishal Pandya, tells the story of two businessmen, who want to destroy each other. Like the previous two movies, “Hate Story 3″ also rides on skin show, but the film lacks a storyline. The film received mixed reviews from critics for its storyline.

Meanwhile, talking about the box office success of the film, director Pandya thanked the makers of “Hate Story 3″.

“The success was only because of Bhushan Kumar and the T-Series packaging. I’m thankful to the promotion team for not leaving any stone unturned which made it tough for people not to accept the film. Story, seduction, songs, performance all worked for the film,” Pandya said, according to IANS.

Film: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Cast: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhaskar, Anupam Kher, Armaan Kohli, Deepak Dobriyal
Director: Sooraj Barjatya
Rating: 2/5

A lot has changed in the Hindi film industry since 2006, the last time Sooraj Barjatya’s name flashed across the screens as a movie’s director. His Vivah didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, at least not on the lines of what his earlier films Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath Hain did on the ticket windows. Cut to 2015 and Barjatya has now rehashed the same formula in his latest venture, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP), complete with a masterstroke: He roped in Salman Khan to up the film’s star value a million notches.

There is a problem, however. PRDP leaves you asking one big question: Are we ready to gulp down a mouthful of cheesy romance that is high on ideals and moral values?

It all begins in Ayodhya where Prem Dilwala (Salman Khan) is the self-appointed keeper of the collective social consciousness. After announcing his arrival with ‘Kisi ke haath chalte hain, kisi ke pair chalte hain…humare dono chalte hain’, he sets on a task to meet Princess Maithili (Sonam Kapoor) of Devgarh Fort. After some heavy-duty emotional scenes, he manages to enter the fort, but is left aghast at the deceit and treachery of a royal household. Prem, along with his friend Kanhaiya (Deepak Dobriyal), decides to be a part of all this, of course with noble intentions. Come on, this is a Rajshri film, not any Anurag Kashyap narrative. Can Prem crack the code and infuse happiness all around? Does he succeed in keeping the fort’s age-old traditions alive? Will you call your mother at the end of it? Will you return the entire cutlery you have stolen from hotels? Will you use a towel to wipe off your tears before the end credits?

Salman Khan set a benchmark for the ultimate Boy Scout with his Bajrangi Bhaijaan act, and now he surprises us even more. His character is so virtuous that you will walk out of the theatre fighting a morality crisis. He has a counterpart in Maithili who is solidly under-pressure to perform as per the royal decree. Our Miss goody two-shoes runs an NGO, eats at not-so-classy restaurants and wears matching clothes. And yes, she sometimes likes to flaunt her little black dress for some ‘quality time’ with her fiancé. Just to make sure the message is conveyed to the audience, Diwan Jee (Anupam Kher) explains ‘quality time’ with a lot of hesitation and innuendos. On second thoughts, you need to do this in a film which is strictly vegetarian in its approach. For your reference, people eat veg korma, tanduri bhindi and butter chole in PRDP. It’s all so ‘saatwik’ (pious), you see. Sweets lovers, don’t feel left-out, laddu-pede-jalebis have also been given ample screen time.
Kher as Diwan Jee is on an extension of his Saudagar (1991) role. You get what makes a proper ‘family’ film: Two families, fighting for land, none of them blessed with humility or family love. But, if it doesn’t ends well, then ‘Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost’. So, to complete the rest of the film, we have Yuvraj Ajay Singh (Neil Nitin Mukesh), Rajkumari Chandrika (Swara Bhaskar), Rajkumari Radhika (Aashika Bhatia) and some loyalists. One of these loyalists is Chirag Singh (Armaan Kohli). Remember Jaani Dushman Ek Anokhi Kahani?

It’s not like the director is absolutely sure of his own screenplay, but he chooses to keep marching on the road better travelled. In one of the scenes, a very important character is getting treated in a dungeon. Another one asks: “Why don’t we shift him to some hospital with security?” Diwan Jee says, “We can’t trust anyone,” which translates into ‘go take a walk haters, and don’t leave your logic behind’. That’s why I didn’t dare to even smile when Khan says, “Aap paristhiti ki gambhirta ko samajh nahi rahe hain.”
Take my words: Elephants, camels, palaces, exotic dishes and soft background score can’t make you happy. You need a family in order to be happy. So true, but isn’t it a bit stretched statement to make through a 174-minute film?

Salman Khan is quite likeable in PRDP. In fact, his comic timing has gotten better in recent times. Add to it the many honey-coated dialogues that make the proceedings funny. For example, Sonam says, “Ram jaisa kahenge Seeta waisa hi karegi.” As if they have already accepted themselves as divines. It’s a different matter that some religious people might get offended with Seeta breathing passionately. They keep delivering dialogues in slow motion. The pattern they follow is ‘dialogue – crescendo rises – dialogue – song.’
Himesh Reshammiya’s lullabies are the perfect icing on the cake: Enough to make PRDP look like a film straight out of the ‘80s.

The trouble with PRDP is, fun-filled scenes turn into tearjerkers in a moment, and you don’t know what’s hit you. It has everything a quintessential Hindi ‘masala’ family film would crave for. But take our advice: Go with a full packet of tissues, you will need all of them. To me, PRDP stands for ‘Poor Rich Devout People.’

People keep asking me where I get so much energy from. But I’m just having fun because people are still offering me good work,’ Amitabh Bachchan tells us.

Amitabh Bachchan, who celebrates his 73rd birthday on Sunday, returns to television with Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi. An adaptation of the British show, Tonight’s the Night, it revolves around those who have accomplished something extraordinary in life.

It will premiere on Star Plus on October 18.
The Big B tells us more. Rediff.com contributor Rajul Hegde listens in.

At 73, you are doing both television and films.

People keep asking me where I get so much energy from. But I’m just having fun because people are still offering me good work. As long as my body supports me, I will keep entertaining people.

Do you enjoy working on television?

I am part of a creative field. I take all mediums as a challenge, be it TV, film or stage.

At this stage of my career, I am inspired by critics. I read all the comments and reactions, even if people say ‘Bakwas performance thi’. Critics notice things that we don’t. It’s a vision that we don’t have. I accept their views.

What prompted you to do this show?

I got an invitation from the channel to do this show and I liked it. The whole premise was that everyday we face a lot of negativity. Newspapers and TV channels (show) a lot of negative news. Perhaps we overlook the fact there are some nice things also.

There are many people who are involved in work that the people of the nation are unaware of. So it’s a wonderful idea to pick them and provide a platform to them to introduce themselves and their work to the rest of the world. And if it moves you to perhaps emulate them or do something similar, it would bring a lot of change amongst all of us.
The industry has come forward to help the drought-affected farmers of Maharashtra. Do you also plan to do something for them?

I don’t talk about it. I don’t feel comfortable talking the work I do.

But since you have asked, I will tell you.

I have been working for the farmers since the past eight-nine years. I read about some farmers committing suicide because they couldn’t pay Rs 5,000. I wanted to help them.

I worked through an institution and we collected about 50 farmers with their outstandings. I paid back their money.

About four-five years ago, in Vidarbha, there was a similar situation like the one now. I saved 100 families. I don’t feel comfortable saying this but if someone asks what have I done, then I would say this: the film industry has always come forward to help whenever there is a need during times of national distress. Even back in the 1960’s, we would go out on the streets, and perform to collect money for good causes. We have played celebrity matches to raise money for causes, and these still happens.

We are not villains; there is a heart in the industry.
Do you want a biopic made on your life?

I don’t think a film should be made on me. I don’t think I am capable of that. It will be a flop. If someone wants to make a documentary on my father, I am okay with that. But I don’t think personally I would make a film on him.

Mumbai, Sep 15: British model-dancer Scarlett Wilson, who entertained the audience on TV show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded”, says she is a fan of Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s dancing skills and looks up to her.

Scarlett is the ninth contestant to get eliminated from the celebrity dance show,

The 26-year-old model, who also performed on Aishwarya’s famous song “Dola Re” from “Devdas” in one of the episodes of “Jhalak…”, said she referred to the actress’ grace and facial expressions for her act.

“Aishwarya is my favourite in Bollywood and she will always be my idol. Any kind of song I do, I take reference from her. When Shamita (Shetty) and I performed on ‘Dola Re’, I thought about her facial expressions, how graceful she was in the song and how she moved… I am inspired by her,” Scarlett said.

Calling her stint on the reality show the best experience of her life, Scarlett, who has appeared in item songs in films like “Baahubali” and “R.. Rajkumar”, is happy that she got a chance to perform in front of Shahid Kapoor and top filmmaker Karan Johar, who is no more a part of the show.

“‘Jhalak’ has been the best experience of my life because of the huge platform that it is and the different dance styles I got to perform, which I wouldn’t have got to do otherwise. I feel lucky to have been able to do different dance forms.

“One of the reasons I wanted to do ‘Jhalak’ was because of its esteemed jury. I wanted Karan Johar to know that I exist.

I feel blessed to have performed in front of him and other judges. It was an honour,” she said.

Of all the styles Scarlett performed, she counts Indian dance form as the biggest challenge as it required her to be technically sound.

“Indian dance styles were definitely most challenging.

When you are coming to to a different country and performing their dance style, you have to be good at it. You just can’t mug up the steps You can’t go wrong with that because you want to impress the judges and the audience,” the dancer said.

Like US actress-dancer Lauren Gotlieb, who is one of the judges on the show, Scarlett also wishes to make it big in Bollywood.

“She is definitely my inspiration. I don’t have dancing ability like her but the kind of success she has seen here is commendable. It feels good to see how Indian industry and audience have accepted her,” she said.

The Colors show is now left with Sanaya Irani, Shamita Shetty, Mohit Malik, Faisal Khan, Roopal Tyagi, Anita Hasnandani and Neha Marda.

Bigg Boss 9 is already making a lot of news. Yesterday, the theme of this season which is Navrang(9 emotions in humans)is publicly out. We are giving you a glimpse of the Bigg Boss’ eye which been a sort of an emblem for the show since its inception. But this time it looks pretty robotic!

It has the framework of the internal machinery of a watch with the center being replaced by an eye which is a leaf out of endless sci-fi movies of Hollywood. Whatever may be the look, we kind of like it a lot. It adds some rawness to the show which could be on the nine emotions of humans starting from love to hate!
The wait for the show is getting a little too difficult to bear. The latest development says Salman Khan will shoot the promo today at Filmcity, Mumbai. The show will be aired on 10:30 instead of the 9 pm primetime.