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Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa Movie Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is ‘Ghazab’ in This ‘Ajab’ Film About the Disconnect in the Human World (LatestLY Exclusive)

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Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa Movie Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is ‘Ghazab’ in This ‘Ajab’ Film About the Disconnect in the Human World (LatestLY Exclusive)

Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa Movie Review: Anwar (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) isn’t really a good detective. A private tracker (or as the movie’s English title calls him, a ‘Sniffer’) working for a detective agency called Inner Eye in Kolkata, Anwar might make his clients happy by getting the necessary info they need. His clients mostly hire his agency to find if their prospective sons-in-law or daughters-in-law or spouses are ‘pure’ in essence (most aren’t) or in some cases, find their missing relatives. Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa Trailer: This Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Pankaj Tripathi Is One Unreleased Jewel That Looks Like A Must Watch.

While we do see him have a good track record with his cases, Anwar doesn’t know how to do his job in a stealth manner. Forget being Karamchand (though he likes his black hat and shades), Anwar can’t even be Madhu Mangal Rane!

Anwar’s biggest fallacy, however, is that he becomes close to his targets and even get them to share their stories, connecting with them in the process. A lonely person with only dog Lalu for company, Anwar finds it hard to believe that we are turning into a world distrustful of even our loved ones, while he is haunted by his own past memories, of a life he could never have, of a romance (Niharika Singh) that he could never fulfil.

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Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa is directed by the acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta in one of his rare Hindi outings (his last Hindi film was way back in 1984). If you are surprised about finding the film being released all of a sudden on Eros Now, within a day of releasing its trailer, there is a good reason. Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa has been completed way back in 2013, after the country beckoned a post-Gangs of Wasseypur Nawazuddin Siddiqui. It even screened at BFI London Film Festival in 2013. Nawazuddin Siddiqui Birthday: 8 Lesser-Seen Films of the Ghoomketu Actor That You Didn’t Know Are Available Online on Netflix, YouTube and HotStar.

I had visited the CBFC website to check details of when Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa had been censored, and even that was done back in 2014! So why did the film took so long to come out on Indian screens?  Interestingly, we had added this movie among the films that had been completed but are languishing in the cans, and therefore, should be released on OTT soon. BTW, Eros if you are reading this, also consider releasing Vasan Bala’s Peddlers on your platform.

Returning to the film, Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Even compared to Buddhadeb da’s previous works, Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa feels far more languorous and often bizarre, and deserves a patient watch. The focus is on how the cases that Anwar investigate make him contemplate on his own self in his lonely universe. Each case turns into a plotline, some easily forgotten, while some lingers. For the latter, I can pinpoint the case of a family whose patriarch commits suicide, and Anwar finds out that he has been leading a dual life. These investigations also lend to some doses of humour, mostly courtesy how Nawaz, who is splendid in the role as always, approaches the scenes. However, I felt that the comic tone clashes roughly with the introspective nature that the movie adopts. The beautiful Ananya Chatterjee and a subtle Pankaj Tripathi, before he achieved his cult status, appear in memorable cameos.

As Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa proceeds, the lines between real and imagination blurs for its protagonist, to the point that we do not know if the different encounters he has (including that random kiss with his old flame) happened or not, whether the people he meets randomly are even real. The long undisturbed shots and Anwar’s frequent monologues are proof of how the veteran filmmaker wants us to connect with Anwar’s psyche, but the languid pace doesn’t exactly make things easy for the viewer.

Yay!

– Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nay!

– Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

Final Thoughts

Nawazuddin shows his ghazab range in a film that is as Ajab as the title says, which means Buddhadeb da’s film isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Do give Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa a watch on Eros Now, if you love offbeat cinema or are a fan of the director’s sublime legacy.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 20, 2020 11:01 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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Triples Trailer: Jai Sampath, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar’s Antics Offer a Hilarious Ride (Watch Video)

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Maverick filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj presents a new Tamil show on Disney+ Hotstar, named Triples. Starring Jai Sampath of Goa, Engaeyum Eppothum and Raja Rani fame, Triples is directed by Charukesh Sekar and written by Balaji Jayaraman. Jai, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar are the titular Triples in this madcap comedy entertainer, and the show follows their misadventures. Dhanush Starrer Jagame Thandhiram Will Release In Theatres, Confirms Director Karthik Subbaraj!

Vani Bhojan is the female lead. The trailer of Triples has dropped in and it promises some fun moments, enough romance and comedy. Most of the actors in the show are known for their comic skills, with Jai shining well whenever he is cast in a Venkat Prabhu film, the Chennai 600028 films and Goa being prime examples. Vivek Prasanna was so good in Meyatha Maan, while who can forget Rajkumar’s hilarious performance as an actor in Sethupathi? Which is why Triples looks promising. Mookuthi Amman Movie Review: Nayanthara Makes a Striking Goddess, Urvashi an Absolute Scene-Stealer in RJ Balaji’s Social Entertainer.

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Triples is an eight episode series that will begin streaming on on Disney+ Hotstar VIP from December 11. So how did you find the trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:26 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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Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan Reveals He Was Touched Inappropriately In Childhood (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan Reveals He Was Touched Inappropriately In Childhood (Watch Video)

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Eijaz Khan reveals a shocking dark secret from his childhood during a task in the upcoming episode of the controversial reality show.  The immunity stone that filmmaker Ekta Kapoor bestowed upon housemate Rubina Dilaik is now up for grabs. To win it, the contestants have to reveal that one, very personal thing that no one knows about themselves. This turns out to be a very heartening occasion, as the contestants reveal some very personal and life-changing truths about themselves. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

Eijaz, who is seen as one of the most firebrand contestants, broke down while sharing he was touched inappropriately as a child. He said that he had struggled with it for years and that his therapist helped him get over it. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Eijaz broke down as he said that he did not tell his father about it and that was one thing he regretted. However, he remained strong and said that he knows he was not to blame for it as he was only a child, and he was only sorry about the fact that he could not tell his father about it.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:16 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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Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla Were Contemplating Divorce Before The Show (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14 Preview: Rubina and Abhinav Were Getting a Divorce Before the Reality Show

Bigg Boss 14 housemate Rubina Dilaik has made a shocking revelation in the ongoing show, saying that she was on the verge of divorcing her husband and co-contestant Abhinav Shukla before entering the reality show. In the latest promo, the contestants are given a task to confess their deepest secrets to win immunity. As part of the task, Rubina is seen opening up about her relationship with Abhinav. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

“Humne ek dusre ko November tak ka time diya tha. We were about to get divorced. Agar yaha dono saath nahi aate, toh shayad saath bhi na reh paate (We had given each other time till November. We were about to get divorced. If we were not here together on the show, perhaps we would not have been together),” she said, following which she wept inconsolably. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Later, she was seen having a conversation about it with Abhinav, who was emotional and worried about the news making headlines. He was upset that their families would get to know the truth about their relationship through the show.

The couple got married in 2018.

Their fans have loved the couple in the show, and fondly called them “Rubinav”. Throughout the show, they have encouraged and supported each other, with Abhinav being protective about her, though there have also been arguments and differences.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:12 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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