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Adam Sandler Birthday: 5 Critically Celebrated Movies You Must Watch to Grasp the Caliber of the Actor

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Adam Sandler turns  55 today. The actor has been entertaining us since 1989 when he made his debut with Going Overboard. Over the years, he has made a brand out of himself with his slapstick humour, cringe comedy, and goofy adorability. He is not on top of the list of critically acclaimed actors. Well, we think the actor doesn’t get his due in the industry. Given the right material, Sandler can move your artistic intellectualities with his performance. In fact, he has been a part of a few movies that went on to appease the critics. On the actor’s birthday, let us talk about these movies which are nothing like the movies the actor is known for. Adam Sandler’s Best Actor Award Speech Dissing Oscars 2020 Snub From Independent Spirit Awards Is Going Viral (Watch Video).

Well, it is never bad to be popular. The actor’s comedy films have made him a star all over the world. Titles like Murder Mystery, 50 First DatesYou Don’t Mess with the Zohan are popular all over the globe. But in case you want the proof of his calibre, check out these five movies listed below.

Funny People (2009)

In this dramedy, Sandler plays a depressed comedian turned movie star. After discovering that he suffers from a terminal disease, he not only returns to comedy but also embarks on a journey to fix relationships in his life. He also helps a budding standup comic to…stand up.  Empire called Sandler a revelation in its review. The movie is funny, but not the laugh-out-loud-funny that has become Sandler’s brand.

Watch The Trailer For Funny People Here:

Reign Over Me (2007)

Sandler starred alongside Don Cheadle in this buddy drama. Sandler plays a  man who has lost his family in the 9/11 attack. Five years on, he has still not healed. He runs into an old friend, played by Cheadle and the friendship helps him recover.

The New York Times wrote that this was the first time Sandler’s acting held so much dramatic weight. “Mr Sandler’s performance is by no means understated, but neither is it typical. Rather it is the kind of role that tries to force you to see a familiar performer in a radical new light,” the publication added.

Watch The Trailer For Reign Over Me Here:

Uncut Gems (2019)

Sandler’s performance in this crime thriller will blow your mind. He plays the role of a New York City jeweller who risks everything to retrieve an expensive gem to fend off debt collectors. Given the right material, the actor has the ability to win an Oscar.

Impressed by his performance, he was nominated for a redemption award at the infamous Razzies, the award show to ridicule the worst of Hollywood. In fact, the actor was nominated at various awards, and lifted a few trophies even. Uncut Gems Movie Review: Adam Sandler’s Insanely Good Performance and Safdie Brothers’ Taut Direction Promise an Exhilarating Ride.

Watch This Video Where Writers And Directors Of Uncut Gems Break Down The Script:

Watch The Trailer For Uncut Gems Here:

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

Sandler plays one of the dysfunctional Meyerowitz siblings living under the shadow of their father in this dark comedy. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has a fresh rating of 92%. Ben Stiller plays Sandler’s brother in the movie. The New Yorker wrote, “Stiller and Sandler are opened up by the movie, not exactly shedding their habitual shticks—anxious tension for one, goofiness for the other—but offering glimpses of the unquiet feelings from which those habits might spring.”

Watch The Meyerowitz Stories Trailer Here:

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

In this black-comedy, Sandler plays a man with crippling social anxiety, who is also being emotionally abused by his sisters. He’s also being extorted by a phone-sex hotline manager. An English woman enters his life accidentally, and changes it forever.

Filmmaker Taika Waititi has called Punch-Drunk-Love one of his favourite films. He has said, “It’s uncomfortable, and awkward, and energetic and frenetic, and a really different Indie comedy.”

Rolling Stones raved about the actor’s performance. The publication wrote in the review of the film, “Adam Sandler will shock a lot of people with the ferocity and feeling of his performance in Punch-Drunk Love, especially those snobs who dismiss Sandler’s movies as moronic drool without actually seeing any of them.”

 Watch This Amazing Video Essay On Punch Drunk Love:

And that’s it from Onhike. Before you call yourself an Adam Sandler fan, make sure to check out these movies. More importantly, before you dub yourself as an Adam Sandler hater, make very sure to watch the above-mentioned movies. A very happy birthday to the actor.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 09, 2020 01:46 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Vidya Vox Birthday: 10 Most Awesome Songs by the YouTube Sensation (Watch Videos)

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Vidya Iyer, or better known as her stage name Vidya Vox, is an internet sensation. She stunned the audience globally with her heartfelt covers and mashup of songs. Since she began her YouTube journey in April 2015, she has amassed millions of followers and fans. Who can forget her amazing cover of “Cheap Thrills” with Shankar Tucker? She has also released two albums in the last 5 years. Today, Vidya Vox is celebrating her 30th birthday. So, to celebrate her birthday we are going to listen to the most popular songs that she has crooned. It is a perfect way to spend your evening. Hrithik Roshan Meets Singer Vidya Vox and Reveals Himself to be Her Fan.

Talking about her journey as a musician, Vidya has said that she was and is a science nerd. “I grew up singing as well, but it wasn’t until college when I met clarinettist and composer Shankar Tucker that I realised the power of YouTube. I started touring with Shankar and his band during my college and university days. So on weekdays, I would work at a cardiology office, and on the weekends, I’d sing. I loved how music made me feel, so I decided to give it a serious shot. My mom gave me two years to figure out my singing plans and if they did not work out, I was to go back to medical school,” she revealed in an interview.

Butterfly

Kuttanadan Punjayile

Love Me Like You Do/Hosanna

Sandcastles/Teri Khair Mangdi

Cheap Thrills

We Don’t Talk Anymore/Paani Da Rang

Be Free

Taal Se Taal Mila

Come Alive/Hasi

Like I Would/Sun Saathiya

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Sophie Choudry Is Glamorous and Demure, All at Once in a Lehenga Saree!

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Sophie Choudry has dabbled it all! From being a former MTV India VJ, model, and a television presenter, she is a certified style cynosure. Unmissable smoulder and spunk laced with high-octane glamour is why we see her shine through even with the most basic style. This knack sees her turning into a muse for designers and magazine shoots. A recent style of hers is a worthy testimony to this fact. She gave the lehenga saree a worthy tap. A lilac ensemble from Cherie D with a sensuous blouse was complimented with subtle glam. The pictures shot by her mother, Sophie strikes a pose in her cozy terrace.

Sophie is seen giving off those #SquadGoals with her best pals, Manish Malhotra and Karan Johar, along with the elite A-listers of B-town or turning into a muse for magazine photoshoots or being an emcee for eminent award functions. While slinky gowns, racy silhouettes and bold hues feature regularly in her fashion arsenal, Sophie added yet another sensational style to her arsenal. Here’s a closer look at how she aced it. Sophie Choudry Is Blissfully Beautiful in Festive Blue, Her Garara Set Is a Sleek Wardrobe Must-Have!

Sophie Choudry – Lilac Love

A lilac lehenga saree by Cherie D featured ruffles, dainty florals and a sensual blouse with a sheen of sparkle all over. Wavy hair with a centre parting and subtle glam with bold pink lips completed her look. Sophie Choudry Is Reminiscing Shoot Life With This Throwback Springtime Chic Organza Saree Moment!

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Sophie Choudry (Photo Credits: Instagram)

On the professional front, Sophie’s last release was Aaj Naiyo Sauna (2019) with Manj Musik.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 26, 2020 05:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bollywood Drug Probe: Deepika Padukone Leaves NCB Office After 5 Hours (See Pics)

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Deepika Padukone’s name surfaced in the drug probe into Bollywood by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The actress was summoned last week by the officials, while she was in Goa shooting for a film directed by Shakun Batra. She returned to Mumbai on Friday with her husband, Ranveer Singh. As per reports, the couple stayed at the Taj, rather than heading for their residence, which could have been a tactic to avoid the media. On Saturday, the actress reached NCB office in Mumbai and stayed there for five hours. Now, she has been clicked leaving the NCB office, by the paparazzi. Deepika Padukone Fans Trend #StandWithDeepika On Twitter As She Reaches The NCB Office.

Earlier, during the day, as the actress reached the office, her legion of fans trended #IStandWithDeepika on Twitter to show support to her. Today, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor were also called for questioning by the NCB. Both of the actresses are still at the NCB office, at the time of writing this article. On Friday, Rakul Preet Singh was also questioned by the officials. Deepika Padukone Fans Trend #StandWithDeepika On Twitter As She Reaches The NCB Office.

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Deepika Padukone At NCB (Photo Credits: Yogen Shah)

Check Out Deepika Padukone’s Video Of Leaving NCB Office Here:

NCB has arrested over 20 people in the drug probe so far. The case was launched on the sidelines of death probe by CBI into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The late actor’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother, Showik Chakraborty, have been arrested and will remain in judicial custody until October 6. Many of Sushant’s help, including Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant have also been arrested. The NCB has nabbed about 16 drug peddlers.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 26, 2020 04:51 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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