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‘Drishyam’: A Cover-up In Itself
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‘Drishyam’: A Cover-up In Itself

Karan Malhotra’s Brothers (2015) is an official remake of Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior (2011), a film ripe for an Indian adaptation. Family drama and action with a dash of sports – you can already sense Malhotra manipulating audiences with Agneepath-like brazen melodrama. The film will be judged not purely on its own merits and demerits, but also partly by its ability to retell a story already made into another film. Latest release Drishyam takes the opposite route; it’s an unofficial adaptation of a book where the landscape has been altered in an effort to remove traces of the original. You may already know that Drishyam is an official remake of a similarly titled Malayalam film (2013), written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. But the Malayalam film itself was an unofficial adaptation ...
Do you know why Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Suryavansham’ is shown repeatedly on TV
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Do you know why Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Suryavansham’ is shown repeatedly on TV

Many Bollywood films are shown frequently on TV. One of the names in the names of these films is the one in the film 'Suryavansham' (Sooryavansham) of Amitabh Bachchan. This film comes on TV 4 times a week. Perhaps this is why the question has arisen in the mind of the audience that why this film is shown so much on TV. So in this special story of today, we are going to answer this same question. By the way, let us tell you that Amitabh Bachchan's film 'Suryavansham' has made a record of being telecasted repeatedly on TV. The dialogue of many characters of the film has now been remembered by the audience. This film has been shown so many times on TV that now even jokes have been made on social media. But now the reason has been found to show this film again and again on TV. Let us tell ...
Ramesh Sippy: Sholay was dubbed the end of Bollywood
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Ramesh Sippy: Sholay was dubbed the end of Bollywood

Not all films are accorded the status of being iconic, but Ramesh Sippy's magnum opus, Sholay, that recently completed its 45th anniversary, passes all tests of enduring greatness. In the latest edition of Time Pass, a series of webinars organised by The New Indian Express group, the legendary filmmaker took a walk down memory lane to Ramgarh, as he fielded questions from TNIE's Entertainment Editor Sudhir Srinivasan and senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai. Touching upon the locations the film was shot in, Ramesh said, "We wanted to break away from the usual look in dacoit films then. Through our art director Achrekar, we found Ramgarh in and around Bengaluru. We built no set for it. Even the scenes involving Thakur and Basanti were shot largely outdoors. Our decision clearly worked out.” ...
bajrangi bhaijaan
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bajrangi bhaijaan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (transl. Brother Bajrangi) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Kabir Khan and written by Khan, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, and Parveez Sheikh. Produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh, It stars Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan appearing in the supporting roles. Salman Khan plays Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, an ardent devotee of Hindu deity Hanuman, who embarks on a journey to take a mute six-year-old Pakistani Muslim girl, separated in India from her parents, back to her hometown in Pakistan. Made on a budget of 90 crore (US$13 million), the principal photography commenced in November 2014. The cinematography was done by Aseem Mishra and was edited by Rameshwar S. Bhagat. Julius Packiam composed...
tiger zinda hai
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tiger zinda hai

Tiger Zinda Hai (transl. 'Tiger is alive') is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film[3] written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar from a story by himself and Neelesh Misra.[4][5] A sequel to the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger, it is the second instalment in the Tiger franchise, and stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. In Tiger Zinda Hai, Tiger (Khan) and Zoya (Kaif), are forced to come out of retirement to save a group of hostages held by a militant terrorist organization in Iraq. A sequel was conceived following the success of the Ek Tha Tiger, but faced a number of delays after the writer and director of the first film, Kabir Khan, refused to return for a sequel; Zafar was subsequently hired to write and direct, and the film's story draws inspiration from the 2014 abduction of Indian ...
commando 3
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commando 3

Commando 3 is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Aditya Datt and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Reliance Entertainment.[4][5] The film is the sequel of Commando: A One Man Army (2013) and Commando 2: The Black Money Trail (2017). The third installment of Commando film series, the film features Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, and Angira Dhar in lead roles, with Gulshan Devaiah portraying the antagonist.[6][7][8][9][10] Jammwal reprises his role as the commando Karan, who goes undercover with encounter specialist Bhavana Reddy for an anti-terrorist mission in London. Principal photography for the film began in September 2018 in Bradford and York City in England. The film was theatrically released in India on 29 November 2019.[11][12] A commercial success, it beca...
dangal
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dangal

Dangal (transl. 'Wrestling competition') is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Aamir Khan, under his studio Aamir Khan Productions with UTV Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures India. Loosely based on the Phogat family, Aamir Khan stars as Mahavir Singh Phogat, a pehlwani amateur wrestler who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become India's first world-class female wrestlers.[9] Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra portray the adult versions of the two Phogat sisters, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar their younger versions, Sakshi Tanwar their mother, and Aparshakti Khurana their cousin. The development of the film began in early 2013 when Tiwari began writing the screenplay. In 2014, Khan had i...
sultan
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sultan

Sultan (transl. King) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film[3][4][5] directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner, the film stars Salman Khan as the title character opposite Anushka Sharma. The film focuses on Sultan Ali Khan, a fictional pehlwani wrestler and former world wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career has created a rift in his personal life.[6] The film was released worldwide on 6 July 2016. It has grossed ₹623.33 crore ($91 million) worldwide,[2] and was one of the top five highest-grossing Indian films ever. Contents 1Plot 2Cast 3Production 3.1Development 3.2Casting 3.3Filming 4Music 5Box office 5.1Worldwide 5.2India 5.3Overseas 6Game 7Piracy ...
prem ratan dhan payo
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prem ratan dhan payo

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (transl. I found a treasure called love) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film[1][3] written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya, produced by Rajshri Productions and distributed by Fox Star Studios. The film stars Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles.[4] This is the fourth collaboration between Barjatya and Khan after their previous films Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, and Hum Saath Saath Hain. In the film, Salman Khan plays a double role for the second time in his career after Judwaa. With a budget of 1.80 billion (US$25 million) (including print and advertising costs), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is one of the most expensive Hindi films. The cinematography of the film was done by V. Manikandan, which was edited by Sanjay Sankla. Himesh Resha...
Titanic (1997 film)
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Titanic (1997 film)

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, it is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. Cameron's inspiration for the film came from his fascination with shipwrecks; he felt a love story interspersed with the human loss would be essential to convey the emotional impact of the disaster. Production began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes on the research vessel were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base wh...