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Halahal Movie Review: A Murder Mystery Watchable Mostly for Sachin Khedekar, Barun Sobti’s Fine Performances

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Halahal Movie Review: Murder or Suicide? The question that Eros Now’s new web movie, Halahal, starring Sachin Khedekar and Barun Sobti in the lead, raises during its marketing feels like it is cashing in on Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. But Halahal is not about Sushant Singh Rajput. Also, it answers the question it raises in the opening sequence itself. Though you cannot say it is a SPOILER as such, but the answer is neither. Asur Star Barun Sobti Feels the Divide Between TV and Film Industry Needs to Vanish.

A girl is killed by a speeding truck when she is trying to calm down a guy, presumed to be her boyfriend, who is being chased by goons. The body is later burnt to destroy evidence, and her death has been passed off as suicide, which doesn’t find acceptability with her father, Shiv (Sachin Khedekar), a middle-class doctor in Rohtak.

Shiv realises that the police and the medical college, where the girl was studying, are covering up something about her death. He takes the help of a corrupt, roguish cop Yusuf (Barun Sobti) to dig out the truth. What they discover in the process is a scandal that can even topple the government, while also endangering their own lives.

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For a murder mystery, Halahal, directed by Randeep Jha, does one thing different – we know how the victim is killed in the start itself. All we need to piece out is what were the circumstances that lead to her death. In that aspect, Halahal is a decent thriller enough, with some very interesting twists and turns, especially in the third act. Writers Gibran Noorani and Zeishan Quadri make the mystery  connect to a real-life scandal of corruption and crime that happens in medical colleges, which gives a topical relevance to Halahal.

Then there are the fine performances of its two main leads, Sachin Khedekar and Barun Sobti. Khedekar does a great job of depicting the pathos of an anguished father in search of the truth. He forms the emotional core of the movie, and there are plenty of moments where the actor makes even weak scenes look wonderful to watch.

Barun Sobti is quite a surprise here, embracing his inner Hathiram Chaudhary, as he plays Yusuf with a rustic swag I have never seen him do before. Sobti is a truly underrated actor, who, given a good project, can go miles ahead, and after Tu Hai Mera Sunday and Asur, he gives us another taste of his caliber in Halahal. Both Khedekar and Sobti share a great onscreen bonhomie, especially evident in the liveliest scene of the film, where they chase after a mysterious informant. Asur Season 1 Review: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti’s Thriller Series Succeeds in Keeping the Mystery Alive and Binge-Worthy.

What doesn’t work for Halahal, though, is its average execution, that makes it look more like an extended CID or a Crime Patrol episode. It lacks the snappy attitude or a layered texture, that would have made it more memorable, It also doesn’t help that, apart from the two main leads, none of the secondary cast manage to leave an impression. There are also some very convenient contrivances that bother you, like how Yusif was convinced to be part of Shiv’s investigation so easily. It may have more to do with how Yusuf’s character isn’t written properly, though the actor’s performance doesn’t make it look so.

Yay!

– Sachin Khedekar and Barun Sobti

– The Third Act

Nay!

– The Okayish Making

– Some Plot Contrivances

Final Thoughts

Halahal is a mystery thriller that turns out to be passably decent enough mostly for the lead performances of Khedekar and Sobti. The film is streaming on Eros Now.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 21, 2020 02:42 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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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 Promo: Kokila Says ‘Rasode Mein Kaun Tha?’ Once Again, Questions Gopi and Gehna About ‘Anda’ in the Prasad (Watch Video)

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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 Promo: Kokila Says ‘Rasode Mein Kaun Tha?’ Once Again, Questions Gopi and Gehna About ‘Anda’ in the Prasad (Watch Video)

Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi Bahu and Rupal Patel as Kokilaben made a comeback to the TV screens with Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 on October 19, 2020. Slowly and steadily, season two of the hit show is being loved by the audience. But if you remember, it was Kokila’s dialogue ‘Rasode Mein Kaun Tha?‘ turned into a rap which in a way led to the start of a new beginning. All that being said, many new characters have been added to the latest SNS. And well, taking viewers back in time, the makers have dropped a fresh new promo where Kokila once again says her iconic Rasoda dialogue. Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 Promo: Devoleena Bhattacharjee Makes a Comeback As Gopi Bahu And Drops A Hint About ‘Gehna’ (Watch Video). 

The video starts with Kokila screaming Gopi Bahu’s name and also questions her who made the Navratri’s prasad. To which Gehna (Sneha Jain) comes into the limelight and says she cooked the prasad. Kokila then quizzes her about the ingredients she used while making the prasad and at last also asks if she put an egg in it. Gehna replies to Kokila saying she did not add anda in the prasad. This answer raises many eyebrows and so Kokila Modi finally asks Gehna when you left the kitchen, ‘Rasode Mein Kaun Tha‘. Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 Promo: Sneha Jain’s First Look as Gehna Out; Devoleena Bhattacharjee Introduces the New Modi Family (Watch Video). 

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Well, this scene surely reminds us of the time when Rashi was the culprit and had placed an empty cooker on the gas. Coming back to the latest track, we are loving it how the makers are cashing in with the Rasoda dialogue and attracting fans. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 08:06 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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Rupali Ganguly Is Overwhelmed After Anupamaa Tops the TRP Charts, Says ‘Divine Power Has Blessed This Show’

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Rupali Ganguly Is Overwhelmed After Anupamaa Tops the TRP Charts, Says ‘Divine Power Has Blessed This Show’

Rajan Shahi’s Anupamaa has been winning hearts since the very first episode was aired. On the TRP chart, from past few days, the show had maintained a grip and was on the second spot whereas the top position was ruled by Shraddha Arya and Dheeraj Dhoopar’s Kundali Bhagya. However, this Navratri week, Anupamaa defeated Kundali Bhagya and grabbed the number one spot. With this, it is confirmed that the audience is loving Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey and Madalsa Sharma as Anupamaa, Vanraj and Kavya’s twisted love story. Talking about the same, the lead actress, Rupali Ganguly in a conversation with ETimes spoke about how overwhelmed she feels on the serial’s success. BARC Report: Rupali Ganguly – Sudhanshu Pandey’s Anupamaa Tops The TRP List, Takes Over Shraddha Arya – Dheeraj Dhoopar’s Kundali Bhagya (View Ratings). 

“Great content, a fabulous team spirit, entertainment, hard work, dedication, honest portrayal and lovable and relatable characters are the only requirements for a show to run on TV. We have put in a lot of hard work for the show, and I am glad that audiences have responded by loving it. I am overwhelmed and extremely humbled by the response and all I can say at the moment is ‘Thank You for all the love, support and appreciation,” she told the portal.

She continued, “Getting these ratings in Navratri is a sign that the divine power has blessed this show and the good karmas that we have put in, including feeding and taking care of all the fur babies on the set. Maa has poured her love and blessings on me, my co-stars, Producer, Director, Writers, Crew Members, and Star Plus.”Anupamaa: Additi Gupta Joins the Cast of the Upcoming Star Plus Show. 

“The Shah family is a wonderful bunch of co-actors I have on sets who are like my second family and a big huge thank you to our real families (spouses, children, and parents) who stand by us while we put in so many hours at work. Hats off to our spouses and children for supporting us in this journey. In the coming days, many twists and turns await the audience, and I hope our association with them continues for years to come,” Ganguly concluded.

Well, we bet that Anupamaa will be glued to spot one on the TRP chart even in the coming weeks. As the current track of Rupali Ganguly (Anupamaa) watching her husband Vanraj confessing his love to other woman Kavya has left viewers intrigued. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 06:48 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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Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Diana Penty Turns Showstopper for Disha Patil and We Can’t Decide if the Collection is More Gorgeous or the Muse (View Pics)

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Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Diana Penty Turns Showstopper for Disha Patil and We Can't Decide if the Collection is More Gorgeous or the Muse (View Pics)

This is the first virtual LFW that we are witnessing and honestly, the response for which has been underwhelming. With barely-there showstoppers and little excitement, the annual Lakme Fashion Show event in Mumbai has received a lukewarm response and while collections have certainly come out stunning, the discussion about the same has been restricted. On day four of LFW 2020, we had Cocktail actress Diana Penty strutting in style on-ramp and her pictures from which have flooded our Instagram feed. The event as we know was virtual this year and the show was recorded with no audience. Lakme Fashion Week 2020 Summer/Resort: Janhvi Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal Set the Fashion Ball Rolling for the New Season (View Pics).

Diana walked the ramp for designer Disha Patil and her collection was hugely inspired by four geometric symbols—the Seed of Life, Flower of Life, the Sri Yantra and Metatron’s Cube. With elegant designs and some beautiful cut blouses, the collection overall was like for sore eyes. Diana was the showstopper and she definitely and obviously had the best outfit from the lot. The colour palette was filled with soft shades of white, grey and pink and they looked delightful together.

Diana Penty at LFW 2020

Diana Penty at LFW 2020 (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Manish Malhotra had earlier opened the ceremony with Kartik Aaryan walking for his Ruhaaniyat collection. While the tradition has Kareena Kapoor Khan pulling down the curtains as a showstopper, we are yet to hear an official announcement for the same. Previously Bebo has flaunted her baby bump in style for Sabyasachi and we hope this time’s no different. Until then, let’s keep admiring Diana and her ramp walk.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 06:17 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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