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Kevin Costner Birthday Special: 7 Movies of Hollywood Legend That Inspired These Bollywood Flicks of Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, John Abraham (LatestLY Exclusive)

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The inimitable is turning 66 in January 18, 2021. Join us in wishing the actor-writer-director Many Many Happy Returns of the Day! Kevin Costner’s career is quite a fascinating one. He has been part of some classics like Dances With Wolves, The Bodyguard, The Untouchables, etc that continue to enthrall the viewers even now. But Costner is also known for his big misfires that also continue to be talked about, be it his Robin Hood film, or the highly divisive Waterworld or the post-apocalyptic thriller The PostmanSean Connery’s The Untouchables Co-Actor Kevin Costner Remembers the Late Actor, Says ‘He Was the Biggest Star That I Ever Worked With’.

In recent years, Costner is rather happy taking supporting roles in big movies like Man of Steel or Hidden Figures. Or being the lead in indie flicks like The Highwaymen and Criminal. But in this special feature, let’s look at how some of his films have inspired Bollywood.

Starting off with the most obvious is The Bodyguard.

Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard

The 1992 film is about a former secret service agent who becomes bodyguard to a popstar. Whitney Houston, who played the female lead, gave the hit song “I Will Always Love You” in this film.

The Bodyguard later inspired director Ravi Raja Pinisetty to remake the film, and even simply translating the title into Hindi, as Angrakshak. The movie starred and Pooja Bhatt in the lead.

Angrakshak Poster

Now let’s talk about another Kevin Costner classic, Dances With Wolves, that not just inspired but also . James Cameron’s Avatar has its premise bear closely to that of this 1990 film, that was directed by Costner himself. Dances With Wolves won seven Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director.

Kevin Costner in Dances With Wolves

While Avatar owns its inspiration to Costner, so does Mahesh Manjrekar’s Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye. The whole thread of Aman Verma coming to a chawl to slyly convince the tenants there to evacuate their houses on behest of a corporation, and then standing against his own employers, is inspired by Costner’s film. Interestingly, this thread is actually similar to Mohanlal’s Malayalam film, Vietnam Colony that came out in 1992. So we know who stole first!

Poster of Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye

Then let’s talk about one of the best gangster thrillers of all time, The Untouchables. Based on the real-life capture of the crime-lord Al Capone, this 1987 classic starred Costner, the late Sir Sean Connery, Andy Garcia and Robert De Niro (who played Capone).

Kevin Costner in The Untouchables

The Untouchables inspired this lesser-seen action thriller made by David Dhawan in 1989. Jurrat, starring Kumar Gaurav and Shatrughan Sinha, was nearly a replica of the film. ’s Aan: Men at Work was also loosely inspired by the movie. What’s interesting is that both the films had Shatrughan Sinha as common.

Poster of Jurrat

What’s more, the iconic scene in The Untouchables of Capone killing a gangster with a baseball bat was used to similar effect in a scene in Indra Kumar’s Pyare Mohan, where Boman Irani was Capone’s stand-in. (Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal also shares a faint semblance to Costner’s Hidden Figures, but it’s not worth putting on this list). Kevin Costner Reveals Robin Williams Almost Played His Role in ‘Field of Dreams’.

Let’s talk about a lesser known Kevin Costner film, American Flyers, that came out in 1985. The sports drama was about two brothers who bond over bicycle racing.

Kevin Costner in American Flyers

This particular thread was one of the two inspirations behind the 1992 classic Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, the other (and the more major one being) the 1979 movie Breaking Away.

Aamir Khan and Mamik in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander

When we talk about one Khan, can we leave out the other Khans? The 1990 thriller Revenge is considered as one of Costner’s less-appreciated films. He plays a former Air Force officer who falls for the young wife of an aging crime lord, which leads to disastrous consequences.

Kevin Costner in Revenge

Albeit taken a lot of creative changes, Revenge was still the inspiration for Rakesh Roshan’s 1997 film Koyla, starring and Madhuri Dixit, with the late Amrish Puri playing the villain. Instead of being the villain’s friend, SRK’s character is more of his loyalist who breaks out to rescue the young girl who the old man marries, only to bear the latter’s wrath. Before Koyla happened, Mahesh Bhatt was to remake Revenge with Rahul Roy in the lead. The movie that was called Khilona got shelved, however.

Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan in Koyla

In 2002, Kevin Costner was the main lead in a supernatural thriller, Dragonfly, that had him as a widower doctor who senses that his deceased wife is communicating with him.

Kevin Costner in Dragonfly

An year later, Anurag Basu ripped off this movie as Saaya, starring and Tara Sharma. With added melodrama and some lovely songs, Saaya, however, failed to impress at the box office.

A Poster of Saaya

Finally, let’s talk about the 1993 film A Perfect World. The crime drama had Costner’s fugitive kidnap a young boy and take him as a hostage, but they bond together while on the road.

Kevin Costner in A Perfect World

This plotline of A Perfect World was the inspiration for the 2017 Hindi film, Madaari. While the basic thread is the same, Madaari also added a social angle to the story.

in Madaari

While the film was an average grosser at the box office, it is with some sadness that we remember Madaari now, as it stars the late Irrfan Khan (whose wife, Sutapa Sikdar, was one of the producers), and was the last film directed by the late Nishikant Kamat, both of whom passed away last year.

Did we miss out on any more times Kevin Costner’s films inspired Bollywood? Do enlighten us in the comments section below.

 

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 18, 2021 04:33 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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Tribes Of Europa Review: Netflix’s Post-Apocalyptic Show from the Makers of Dark Is a Visual Treat That Falters on Great Storytelling (LatestLY Exclusive)

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Tribes of Europa Review: Netflix’s Tribes of Europa is a six-episode post-apocalyptic German series coming from the creators of Dark. The sci-fi show is set in the future and has a riveting plot but it’s quite high on violence and death which could have been avoided for sure. Right from the first episode the show has your attention, where it takes us to the year 2074 as the Earth is now on a revival mode after Black December that happened in December 2029 (Apocalypse). The mystery about what forced this tragic event keeps you on the edge of your seats. Here exists the tribes that thrive to survive on planet Earth battling each other for resources, power and pride. WandaVision Review: A Terrific Elizabeth Olsen Owns The Show in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Weirdest Offering Since Doctor Strange (Onhike Exclusive).

Three major tribes from Europe meet each other by fate and tragedy,  the innocent Origines (Tribes of people living secretly in the forest) gets to know about an advanced Rover jet crashing in a remote area. It is the Atlantean spacecraft whose pilot is on the verge of death and he hands over the mysterious cube to the three siblings by warning them that they must find the Atlantik arc and hand this to them.  The cube getting in the wrong hands would be destructive to mankind and here comes the Crows, a fierce deadly tribe that wants this technology at any cost. Penthouse: Is Abbas-Mustan’s Netflix Film, Starring Bobby Deol, Mouni Roy and Arjun Rampal, a Remake of This Erotic Thriller?.

The three teen siblings played by Kiano (Emilio Sakraya), Liv (Henriette Confurius), and Elja (David Ali Rashed) — move ahead with three separate narratives, Kiana getting to become the slave enters in the sinnister world of the Crows. Liv is founded by the Crimson Republic who plans to confront The Crows while Elja has the cube and he is on his way to find the lost arc with his companion Moses played by Oliver Masucci who was last seen in Dark as Ulrich Nielsen.

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The best part about the show is that it isn’t dull at all, also the grand visuals are a joy to watch. Brownie points if you are watching the show on a 4k TV to enjoy the visual delight. The VFX, huge sets, picturesque locales are all the highlight of the show but just a warning that it does have a lot of violent scenes where The Crows’ lifestyle might just traumatize you a bit. The unnecessary butchering and murdering scenes are overdone that makes this show quite heavy on the darker side. But that’s what a quest for survival looks like in Tribes of Europa.

Yay!

– Riveting Plot

– Grand Sets

– VFX and Special Effects

Nay!

– Too Much Violence

– No Depth In Characters

– Missed out on Great Story-Telling

Final Thoughts

Tribes of Europa a traumatizing post-apocalyptic show with an interesting plot a sci-fi nerd would absolutely love to watch. It is not excellent but not bad either, just an above-average limited series you won’t regret watching. Give it a try.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 04, 2021 10:17 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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Alec Baldwin Blasts at Troll For Questioning the Birth of His Sixth Child, Says ‘Mind Your Own Business’

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Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin surprised everyone when they announced the arrival of their sixth child together. The couple welcomed a baby girl on March 1 and the yoga instructor took to social media to announce the name of their little one. Hilaria shared a cute picture of the newborn and captioned it as, “We are so in love with our daughter, Lucia. Just like your brothers and sisters, you are a dream come true.” Alec also shared the same image and captioned it as saying, “Blessed.” Fans immediately flooded the comments section with love for the couple. Actor Alec Baldwin and Wife Hilaria Welcome Their Sixth Child Together.

While many fans were elated to have learned the news of Alec’s sixth baby’s arrival many trolled the couple and question how they had a sixth baby when Hilaria only welcomed her fifth child five months back. Many question Alec and Hilaria and trolled them to great extent. A user wrote, “Who’s the mother? She wasn’t pregnant. She gave birth six months ago.” The actor did not take this well and replied to the user saying, “You should shut the **** up and mind your own business.” Hilaria has also limited comments on her post.

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin have not indulged in any further information about whether they used a surrogate or adopted the child. “We’re still not issuing a statement or confirming anything — what she posted stands,” the couple’s representative told the publication when asked for further details. The couple shares Carmen, seven, Rafael, five-and-a-half, Leonardo, four, and Romeo, two-and-a-half years. Alec Baldwin, 62, also has a 25-year-old daughter Ireland, from his previous marriage to actor Kim Basinger. Alec Baldwin’s Wife Hilaria Baldwin Suffers From A Miscarriage At 4 Months.

Apart from this, the actor headlined the news when he announced in January that he is leaving Twitter for a while following his wife Hilaria Baldwin’s heritage scandal. The 62-year-old actor took to the popular micro-blogging site and wrote, “Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming. Not much of a party.” He concluded: “Goodbye for now.” He also retweeted a handful of news articles and shared a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before signing off.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 04, 2021 09:53 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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Catherine O’Hara Birthday: Most Hilarious Quotes by Schitt’s Creek’s Moira Rose

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Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian, Catherine O’Hara has turned a year older today. She is turning 67 but has us all entertaining since 1974. She was a part of The Second City improvisational comedy troupe in Toronto and went on to make her first appearance on television in 1975. She starred opposite John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in the Canadian sitcom Coming Up Rosie. She rose to prominence with her role in SCTV, which was a televised version of Second City comedy troupe. There was no stopping her then and she was a part of many hit films including our favourite Home Alone. Home Alone Reboot: Macaulay Culkin Reacts to the Petition to Re-Cast him as ‘Kevin McCallister’, Suggests Some Corrections.

In 2015, Catherine O’Hara came on-board for Schitt’s Creek and gave us one of the most iconic characters. She played the role of the mother in a family who had just lost their fortune. The show is quite popular with celebrities like Paul Rudd, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lawrence, Paula Abdul, and Nicole Kidman among the many proclaiming their love for the show. Schitt’s Creek finale season was aired last year and was an emotional end to an amazing story. This time around, the show took away the Golden Globe 2021 award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Moira Rose, the role essayed by Catherine was sassy, funny and everything you look in a character. Throughout the six seasons of the show, Moira said some really hilarious things and to celebrate Catherine’s 67the birthday, we thought of listing down 5 of her most crazy quotes from the show. Golden Globes 2021: Schitt’s Creek Wins Best TV Series -Musical/Comedy Award, Catherine O’Hara Bags the Best Actress Honour.

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“The Last Time I Felt This Emotionally Encumbered, I Was Playing Lady Macbeth…”

Moira Rose Quotes From Schitt’s Creek (Photo Credit: Latestly)

“What You Did Was Impulsive, Capricious, and Melodramatic. But, It Was Also Wrong.”

Moira Rose Quotes From Schitt’s Creek (Photo Credit: Latestly)

“You Are Blind to Reality and for That I Am Most Proud.”

Moira Rose Quotes From Schitt’s Creek (Photo Credit: Latestly)

“Oh, I’d Kill for a Good Coma Right Now!”

Moira Rose Quotes From Schitt’s Creek (Photo Credit: Latestly)

“Gossip Is the Devil’s Telephone. Best to Just Hang Up.”

Moira Rose Quotes From Schitt’s Creek (Photo Credit: Latestly)

We agree with what Moira has to say and let’s admit it, she is right about a lot of things. While we won’t get to see the actress in this role again, we can always go back to watching out favourite episodes where Catherine is being funny and sassy. Join us in wishing the actress a very happy birthday.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 04, 2021 09:40 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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