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Anurag Kashyap Birthday Special: Return Of Hanuman, Bombay Velvet – 5 Times The Director Surprised Us With His Choice Of Genres

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Anurag Kashyap Birthday Special: Return Of Hanuman, Bombay Velvet - 5 Times The Director Surprised Us With His Choice Of Genres

What comes to your mind when we say, Anurag Kashyap? Dark, brooding, grungy, wild, intense and also controversial. The filmmaker’s stories have managed to not just make the Censor Board squirm in their seats but at times audiences too. That’s also because he is one of the bravest directors who did not fall prey to stereotyped and formulaic Bollywood. Despite his debut film Paanch getting shelved, the director never deterred from his genre of movies out of pressure. He made Black Friday which also struggled to get a release but eventually did after many years. No Smoking was a commercial fare with John Abraham, action, an item song, and all the razzmatazz but the grunge was still there. Anurag Kashyap Shares Texts With Sushant Singh Rajput’s Manager from June 14, Says ‘It Feels Horrible to Do This’

But in between all that, Kashyap did a few films that left many of his ardent followers pleasantly surprised. You have to give it to him. He is an unconventional director who likes to experiment. Today on his birthday, let’s discuss the movies which are so unlike the Kashyap we know.

Return Of Hanuman (2007)

An animation film at the theatres is a far cry in the Indian context. But Hanuman happened and things changed for the good. Such was the latter’s success that a sequel was launched and Kashyap helmed it. The movie was much different from the original as it was set in contemporary times. It didn’t really get the same response as the prequel and Kashyap had a theory for that. He told DNA, “In early 2007, I wrote the script for Hanuman Returns and submitted it to the producers, who felt that I was the best man to direct it. I was very excited to helm an animation film. It came a week after Taare Zameen Par and Welcome and was washed away in the craze of the other two films.”

Dev D (2009)

Nobody could have seen the Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay classic in that light apart from him. He included the MMS scandal in the milieu to give it a modern-day spin and did not make a hero out of the hero. Even the ending is smart and different. The novel was altered by Abhay Deol and together with Kashyap, Dev D comes across a plausible and rational conclusion to the tale of Devdas.

Bombay Talkies – Murabba (2013)

A story of a fan of Amitabh Bachchan who waits outside his house to gift him a jar of special Murabba (a dessert). Again, imagining Kashyap doing a movie that is devoid of acute edginess or stark sequences. It was a story of hope, faith and love for a superstar.

Bombay Velvet (2015)

Memes on BV are more popular than the movie but you cannot discount the fact that Kashyap got out of his comfort zone to make a big-budget potboiler. He had a superstar Ranbir Kapoor in the lead with the successful Anushka Sharma and a Rs 150 crore budget. But it flopped miserably with many recommending the director to stick to his own path. But again, Kashyap attempted something different.

Manmarziyaan (2018)

A love story, yes, Anurag Kashyap directed an out and out love story with a love triangle. However, since it’s a Kashyap production, the storyline was neither frivolous nor convenient. It explored the deeper meaning of being in love and being in love with the idea of love. A fascinating movie!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 10, 2020 10:50 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Ginny Weds Sunny’s LOL Song: Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam Groove Punjabi Style In This Peppy Number (Watch Video)

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Ginny Weds Sunny's LOL Song: Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam Groove Punjabi Style In This Peppy Number (Watch Video)

The first song from Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam starrer Ginny Weds Sunny is here and it looks like absolute fun. There’s nothing quite like a colourful, Punjabi dance number and “LOL” is just that. The romantic comedy starring this fresh pairing is all set to be out on October 9 on Netflix. Thanks to the pandemic that has managed to keep theatres shut for over five months, several films such as Ginny Weds Sunny are now going for OTT releases. While we are yet to see a trailer of the film, the first song is already here and it looks incredibly fun. Netflix India Announces 17 Original Projects Including Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘The Kargil Girl’, Sanjay Dutt’s ‘Torbaaz’ And It’s Time To Store Some Popcorn at Home!

“LOL” has been composed by Payal Dev with lyrics by Kunaal Vermaa and sung by Payal Dev and Dev Negi. The foot-tapping number shows us a colourful wedding sequence where Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey are seen dancing their heart outs. It is certainly refreshing to see Vikrant pull off some amazing moves and finally in a non-serious avatar like his previous works. Yami Gautam as always looks stunning and is seen owning every beat in this fun track.

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The movie’s synopsis suggests that Delhi girl Ginny lives with her matchmaker mother and is set up with Sunny, who has given up on the idea of love and just wants to get married and settle down. Of course when Ginny and Sunny meet, there’s a whole new equation there and it looks like the film will be filled with some light-hearted, breezy moments. Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey to Pair Up for Ginny Weds Sunny, Project to Go on Floors on This Date.

The film has been directed by debutante Puneet Khanna and produced by Vinod Bachchan. Well, it’s certainly nice to have a fun rom-com release on OTT soon given that it could lift everyone’s spirits amid this pandemic. The film releases on Netflix on October 9.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 20, 2020 04:38 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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Lala Kent, Randall Emmett Reveal the Gender of Their First Child Together

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Lala Kent, Randall Emmett Reveal the Gender of Their First Child Together

The ‘Vanderpupm Rules’ star Lala Kent and film producer Randall Emmett announced that they are expecting a daughter via Instagram on Saturday (local time). According to Page Six, the revelation post on the photo-sharing platform involved a skydiver dropping down for the crowd of friends and family members with a pink parachute and pink streamers. This is the couple’s first child together, but their daughter will be joining London and Rylee, the two daughters that the 49-year-old ‘The Irishman’ producer shares with his ex-wife, Ambyr Childers. Ashley Tisdale is Expecting Her First Child with Husband Christopher French (View Post)

The 30-year-old model first revealed that she was pregnant on the couple’s joint podcast earlier this month in honour of her birthday. “Today is my 30th birthday and I can’t think of any other way to celebrate than with you guys coming through your headphones and speakers,” she said at the time. “And for my 30th birthday, I had the best gift given to me, my body also helped out too… I am pregnant.” Jude Law Becomes Father for the Sixth Time; Actor Welcomes First Child with Wife Phillipa Coan

As reported by Page Six, the couple has been engaged since 2018. They planned to tie the knot this April, but their wedding plans were put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Madhur Bhandarkar Meets Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow; Filmmaker Lauds UP Chief Minister’s Mega Film City Announcement in Noida

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Madhur Bhandarkar Meets Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow; Filmmaker Lauds UP Chief Minister’s Mega Film City Announcement in Noida

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Sunday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the latter’s official residence to discuss the chief minister’s announcement about the country’s “biggest and most beautiful film city” to be set up in Gautam Buddha Nagar district. The chief minister gifted the filmmaker a coin with Lord Ram’s inscription on it, a copy of the Ram Charitramanas, a garland made of basil seeds and a coffee table book on the Kumbh Mela that was held at Prayagraj last year. Madhur Bhandarkar Travels In an Auto Rickshaw (Watch Video)

According to a government spokesman, Bhandarkar congratulated the chief minister for planning a film city and assured full cooperation from the film fraternity. The spokesman said that the meeting assumes significance in the backdrop of the film city announcement. Adityanath has asked officials to identify land suitable for the film city project in NCR. Madhur Bhandarkar Birthday: Dialogues From The Filmmaker’s Movies That Are Unforgettable

“The CM announced to set up the biggest and most beautiful film city of the country in Gautam Budh Nagar district. He instructed officials to search for a suitable plot in or around Noida, Greater Noida or Yamuna Expressway and prepare an action plan to that effect,” said a statement issued by the UP government.

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Chandra Mohan, secretary of the BJP’s UP unit, said that the proposed film city would generate revenue, create jobs and also help showcase the state’s rich heritage. “There are vast untapped spots in UP that have pristine natural beauty. Though the project (film city) has been talked about for long, now it has got the much-needed push,” he said.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 20, 2020 04:17 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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