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An Insignificant Man – From Aam Aadmi to CM

The story of An Insignificant Man is the product of a long-term project, which was pre-visualised in a brilliant way. It shows a certain time in history, which cannot be ignored – neither can it be repeated.
It’s like someone has put you in a time-machine and you hurtling with the mufflerman Arvind Kejriwal through Delhi streets. One of Indian politics’ simplest trendsetters on and off the political field, Kejriwal’s story has everything – struggles, challenges, scams, mufflers, khaansi and Wagon R. The movie confirmed its preconceived notion that it would be one-sided. So it is! But many interesting sub-stories have been left out.
It could’ve been tempting for filmmakers to delve into a lot of live footage, and the rights and wrongs of elections. But even amidst the thick foliage of footages, the documentary shows clarity of thought and a strong focus on the story of Kejriwal, who through his unflinching negotiation skills coupled with a very perceptive moral compass, pulls off a very important election win amidst hatred, mistreatment and non-cooperation from his own party members! The story just goes from one sketch to another.

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After Sujoy Ghosh, Apurva Asrani steps down from IFFI jury

In the aftermath of Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s sudden decision to drop two films from the line-up of International Film Festival of India’s Indian Panorama section, director Sujoy Ghosh had stepped down from the jury yesterday. Now, writer Apurva Asrani has also decided to resign from the jury. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s ‘S Durga’ and Ravi Jadhav’s ‘Nude’ were originally approved by the jury, but the I & B ministry removed them without any intimation.

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Manoj Kumar: What Shah Rukh Did Was Hitting Below The Belt, What Ranveer Did Was In Good Taste

The new gen star of Bollywood, Ranveer Singh recently impressed Manoj Kumar with his photoshoot! It was not an ordinary photo-shoot. It was Ranveer Singh mimicking the iconic pose of Manoj Kumar with his hand on his face. The same pose was mimicked by Shah Rukh Khan during Om Shanti Om and he was dragged in the court by the veteran actor. When asked about why he chose to react positively to Ranveer Singh’s this photoshoot, he gave his reasons to hitlist.
He told,” I have seen the snapshot. He has done a good job of imitating me. I laughed a lot when I saw the picture. Ranveer is on the right track. What Shah Rukh did was hitting below the belt, what Ranveer did was in good taste.”
Well, it was just a decade ago and it is surprising that Manoj Kumar gave his thumbs up to Ranveer’s experiment with the pose. He even captioned the photo as ‘Workin’ the Manoj Kumar.’ It turns out that the much loved veteran actor is quite impressed with Ranveer Singh’s acting.

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Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty rejects Karan Johar’s film. Is Prabhas the reason?

There was much speculation about Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty’s Bollywood debut, with filmmaker Karan Johar. However, the actress, who shot to fame with the Baahubali franchise, has now reportedly opted out of the project, as she did not like the role offered to her.
“Karan was keen on casting Anushka in one of his projects, but she didn’t find the role adequate enough for her. She had rejected Tamasha for similar reasons as well. And yes, there are speculations that she may have consulted Prabhas before refusing the film,” said a source.
Earlier, Anushka had rejected Ajay Devgn’s Singham and the Golmaal series.
Looks like Anushka is following in Prabhas’s footsteps. KJo had approached Prabhas for a film, but apparently Prabhas asked for a salary of Rs 20 crore, which KJo didn’t agree to.
Anushka and Prabhas have always created much buzz, because of their extremely close friendship. However, they have vehemently denied being in a relationship.
Currently, she is part of G Ashok’s modern-day thriller Bhaagamathie

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Review | ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is Full of Swag and Sass, Don’t Miss It

The idea of Thor, the Asgardian God in the adventureland of a juvenile’s imagination has always been a comical one. Between Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespearean smirk and Joss Whedon’s laboured irreverence, the brawny blond chap never really gained a full-blooded life of his own in cinema. But in the hands of Kiwi director Taika Waititi, the buffed-up God not only loses his locks, he even releases himself from the weight of grandstanding.
A streak of self-imposed lunacy is palpable from the very first frame. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) locked in chains, is breaking the fourth wall – evidently a captive of fire demon Sutur. The villain launches into showboating, proclaiming to unleash an apocalypse but gets constantly interrupted by Thor. This banter, mostly successful in raising chuckles sets the tone for what to come.

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Happy Birthday Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the world and she has turned 44 today. From being a diva with classic films to her credit like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Guru, Devdas to being a hands-on mother; Aishwarya is definitely an example of balancing personal and professional life.

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Vijay fan arrested for abusing PM Narendra Modi on Facebook

The police on Monday arrested a Vijay fan for posting derogatory comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook. According to a report in The Times Of India, Thirumurugan (19) was arrested after the BJP district secretary lodged a complaint in Srivilliputhur police station.
Reports also suggest that Thirumurugan took offence to a meme about the controversial GST scene in Mersal and reportedly abused Narendra Modi for the same. He has been booked under section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. If not for Vijay, Mersal will be more remembered for its controversies.
It all started when the BJP condemned some of the factually incorrect references to GST and Digital India in Mersal and asked for cuts. The film later turned into a political debate after the BJP leader H Raja tried to communalise the issue by bringing in Vijay’s religion. After getting unanimous support from celebrities and politicians, the producers decided to not remove scenes from the film.
Directed by Atlee, Mersal tells the story of brothers Vetri and Maaran who fight against medical mafia. Produced by Sri Thenandal Films, the film received positive reviews from critics. Mersal also stars Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, SJ Suryah and Vadivelu in pivotal roles.

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Twinkle Khanna cracks ‘lame jokes’ about Akshay Kumar, Mallika Dua can’t stop laughing

Twinkle Khanna is known to be unabashed and unapologetic about her words and her stand on any matter. On October 29, the actor-turned-author gave her stance on the on-going argument over sexist remarks passed on Mallika Dua by her actor husband Akshay Kumar during a weekend episode of the comedy show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Twinkle had clarified but later on took a dig at Mallika Dua by cracking a ‘lame joke’.
She wrote, “I couldn’t resist these two and after this I am done :)” and mentioned in a small note — What is Akshay Kumar’s favorite car? Bell Gadi. Why did Akshay Kumar to go the mosque? He wanted to hear some duas.”
Earlier, Akshay Kumar had said on the show, “Mallika ji aap bell bajaaiye, main aapko bajaata hoon”, which went on to be objected by Vinod Dua and Mallika, turning the moment into a controversy about sexism.
Questioning the entire scenario, Twinkle took to Twitter and posted a note on why nothing is wrong about Akshay’s statement. She mentioned, “Would like to address the controversy on the sets of The Laughter Challenge. The show has a bell which the judges ring after a contestant’s exceptional performance and when Ms. Dua went forward to ring the bell, Mr Kumar said, “Mallika Ji aap bell bajao main aapko bajata hun” A pun on the words and actions related to ringing the bell. It’s a colloquial phrase that both men and women use – for instance, “I am going to bajao him/her” or “I got bajaoed”, Red FM even has a tagline ‘Bajatey Rao’ all without sexist connotations. Mr Vinod Dua, Ms Dua’s father, had written a post – it’s been taken down now, stating, “I am going to screw this cretin Akshay Kumar.” Should Mr Dua’s statement also be taken literally or interpreted in context?

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