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Manju Warrier Birthday Special: 11 Brilliant Performances of the Actress Par Excellence That Showcase Her Amazing Dexterity!

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Is there any doubt that Manju Warrier is indubitably one of the finest actresses we have seen in Malayalam Cinema? I would go on a limb and say even in Indian cinema. From her first film itself as a lead, Manju Warrier had the spark as a superstar and the past few years have shown Malayalam movie buffs how true they were in their prediction. Like one of her favourite, almost regular, co-stars Mohanlal, Manju was born to be an actor. On her 42nd birthday, we wish this amazing actress Many Many Happy Returns of the Day. Manju Warrier Reacts to Working with Rajinikanth in his Next – Here’s What She Has to Say.

Manju Warrier’s first film was as the teenage daughter of the late Murali’s character in the 1995 film Sakshyam. The next year, she turned lead with Sallapam that saw her romance her future ex-husband Dileep. The success of the movie established her as a bonafide actress, and Manju’s performance was heralded by most of the Malayali viewers. From thereon, Manju has been delivering one powerhouse performance after another. She took a break from acting in 1999 after getting married, but then she returned to the big screen in 2014  when her marriage broke down. Even that huge gap didn’t douse the fiery histrionic talent in her, as Manju kept on giving good performances.

It is difficult to choose her best performances out of many, but on the occasion of her birthday, I steeled my heart and chose 11 of my favourite Manju Warrier performances. Also it is quite a cruel oversight that despite consistently great performances, all Manju got from National Awards was merely Special Mention. We need #JusticeForManjuWarrier.

Ee Puzhayum Kadannu

Sallapam is the first film that brought the ex-couple Dileep and Manju Warrier together, but Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, directed by Kamal, was the best film they did together. Manju’s character was far better written here, a strong woman supporting her dependable family with her sole income, and her chemistry with Dileep was magical. Also who can forget her line “Kaala Vaalu Pokumbol…”?

Kaliyattam

Jayaraj’s reimagination of Shakespeare’s Othello, which in my humble opinion, is the best Indian adaptation of the story, no offense to Vishal Bhardwaj’s gritty Omkara. Suresh Gopi won the National Award for his performance as the disturbed Kannan Perumalayan, the Theyyam artist with an inferiority complex. But Manju was equally fantastic, Desdemona to Gopi’s Othello, a tragic figure, whose mournful fate is a cruel result of a loving a man without any conditions. Suresh Gopi Birthday Special: From Innale to Varane Avashyamundu, 10 Awesome Performances by the Superstar That Are Shorn of Crowd-Pleasing Machismo.

Aaraam Thampuran

Aaram Thampuran, in my opinion, is Shaji Kailas’ best film, again, no offense to Narasimham fans. It is primarily a Mohanlal film, the actor in terrific form as Jagannadhan, replete with some massy lines. But Manju gives him some tough competition as the orphaned Unnimaya, the gutsy girl who has no qualms in calling spade a spade. Their first meeting scene is one of the best meet-cute scenes in Malayalam cinema.

Pranayavarnangal

Sibi Malayil’s Pranayavarnangal starts off as this cute campus  friendship tale between hostel mates, played by Divya Unni’s tomboyish Maya and Manju Warrier’s geeky Arathi. But before you know it, it turns into a darker, more emotional version of Sreenivasan’s Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran, when Arathi, falling for Maya’s prank, gets sunk in her obsession for a man she can never have. Manju Warrier is absolutely brilliant in these portions, and who can forget her dance steps in the popular song “Kannadi Koodum Kootti“! Padavettu: Manju Warrier to Share Screen Space with Nivin Pauly For the First Time!

Daya

In this adaptation of the popular Arabian folklore, Manju Warrier plays a slave girl who disguises himself as a boy and becomes the best warrior in the kingdom of a benign Sultan. Mulan, who? Daya also has an early appearance of popular television actress Smita Bansal, playing a princess in love with Daya’s male alter-ego.

Kanmadam

Manju Warrier’s performance in the late Lohithadas film, could arguably be her finest. As the ill-tempered, frustrated householder of her family, Manju packs enough gutso in her performance, though I have an issue with how her character is merely turned a love interest for Mohanlal’s character in the end. Odiyan Movie Review: Mohanlal Intrigues, Manju Warrier Impresses, Film Disappoints!

Summer in Bethlehem

This very enjoyable Sibi Malayil film with a memorable Mohanlal cameo is a fine example of how good Manju Warrier can be with humour, as much as in delivering an emotional act. Summer in Bethlehem perfectly showcased both aspects of her performance, and at many junctures, she steals the show from the film’s male lead, Jayaram and Suresh Gopi, who were already in a great form.

Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu

Her last film before marriage made her take a break, Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu is an unconventional revenge drama, directed by TK Rajeev Kumar. Warrier plays a woman who returns to her village to take revenge on the ageing landlord and his debauched son for the atrocities they committed on her family and loved ones. First, by seducing each of them and then turning them against each other. Manju received Special Mention at National Award for her performance, while the movie also has exemplary acts from the late Thilakan and Biju Menon. Kayattam: Manju Warrier Treats Fans With A New Poster Of Her Maiden Production Venture On Eid 2020.

Udaharanam Sujatha

Manju Warrier’s second phase as an actor after comeback pales slightly compared to her first, but there are some really lovely performances here. Of course, she was good in How Old Are You?, her first film after comeback. But Manju was just fantastic in Phantom Praveen’s Udaharanam Sujatha, the remake of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Nil Battey Sannata. Stepping into Swara Bhasker’s shoes, Manju gave a heartwarming performance as a mother who tries to teach the value of education to her lazy daughter by joining her school as a student herself, despiter her daughter’s annoyance and the meagreness of their livelihood.

Prathi Poovankozhi

After How Old Are You?, Rosshan Andrews directed Manju Warrier once again in this gritty social drama that is based around sexual harassment. Manju plays a salesgirl in a dress shop, who gets groped in a bus by a goon, and decides to take revenge against him for the humiliation she went through. It is what you call a very fiery act from the actress, with the director himself doing a fine job as the perverted goon in his acting debut.

Asuran

In 2019, Manju Warrier made her Tamil debut with Vetrimaaran’s brutal social thriller, opposite Dhanush. Manju and Dhanush play a lower-caste married couple, living around the whims of their landlords, till they lose their rebellious son to their overlords’ fury. As a grieving mother and an infuriated wife, Manju breathes fire both through her eyes and her performances, especially in the scenes where she instigates her husband to stop being hapless. A performance worthy of a National Award, if the committee wants to look beyond saffron-tinged acts.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 10, 2020 05:12 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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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan’s and His Quiz Show Receive Warm Welcome from Twitterati

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Amitabh Bachchan is back with the new season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The show that probably gave a new lease of life to his acting career will forever have a special place in his heart. Amitabh Bachchan’s quiz show has helped fulfil dreams of so many. Over the years, the show has managed to win a forever admirable place in our hearts and the new season guarantees the same emotions. While the host is super excited to mark this new beginning, Twitterati too are happy and delighted to welcome the new season.

Twitter is currently buzzing with one too many emotions for KBC 12. Netizens are thrilled to hear Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone voice and to be a part of this amazing journey. The show has certainly come in at the right time. While the surrounding around is depressing, be glad for the TV can be your medium of happiness. While we get back to present our review of this first episode of KBC 12, check out how Twitterverse is reacting to this new season.

Contestants Will Miss Giving Him a Hug This Year

Excited for One and Only Amitabh Bachchan

Another Admirer

Our Favourite Too

‘Adbhoot is the Word’

Let’s Keep Cheering for Him

And that’s How Things Will Slowly Get Back to Normal

That was a Revelation

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 28, 2020 11:32 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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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 Episode 1 Review: Amitabh Bachchan’s Quiz Show Is Off to a Great Start in The New Normal

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Amitabh Bachchan is finally back with India’s most-awaited quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati and season 12 went on with a promising start. The Sony TV show has been shot amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced the makers to undergo some changes in rules of the game which was evident. KBC 12 that aired on 9 pm tonight was audience-less for the first time which under the COVID-19 protocols. Which is also the reason why the audience poll life-line was exempted from the history of the game show and a new life-line called video-a-friend was introduced. Previous seasons had 10 contestants participating the fastest fingers first and this time it’s limited to just 8. These KBC contestants are allowed to accompany single companion with them on the sets which would be the new normal in the times of COVID-19. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 Premiere: 6 Ways How COVID-19 Changed Amitabh Bachchan’s Quiz Show

Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’s star host Amitabh Bachchan returns to the show with great energy sharing his thoughts on the tough times of this pandemic and went on straight with the fastest fingers first question.  Aarti Jagtap was the only contestant to give the right answer in fastest fingers first round, The 20-year-old engineering student from MP who aspires to become a civil servant played wisely and made the right use of her each and every lifeline. Amitabh Bachchan welcomed her with generous claps as she sat down in the hot seat to begin the 12th edition of the popular quiz sho following social distancing, Big B introduces the show format which the same just like the previous season as contestants get 45 seconds for the first five questions and 60 seconds for the next five. lifeline, as usual, was 50-50, flip the question, ask the expert (Vikas Swarup, author of the novel Q & A, which was adapted to Danny Boyle’s oscar-winning film as Slumdog Millionaire) Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 Premiere: Amitabh Bachchan’s Quiz Show Pays Tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput Through This Question on Dil Bechara

The show just began and the second question had Big B play AR Rahman’s Dil Bechara song. the contestant was asked to guess which actress made her film debut that appears in this song and also mentions Another question asked from the entertainment beat was an image clicked at the trailer launch of Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and the contestant was asked to name the real ISRO Mission’s name on which the film was based on – Mangal Yaan was the answer

Another question from Bollywood was as follows

Which actor’s film production company name has a spice to its name ?? Options were Salman Khan Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. The answer was obviously SRK as he owns Redchillies entertainment.

Which chemical was leaked as highly toxic gas in tragic Bhopal gas tragedy and the answer was Methyl Isocyanate Matoshri Book by Sumitra Mahajan was written on which queen? This 6.4 Lakh question was answered by Aarti Jagtap as she was on no risk The answer was Rani Ahilyabai Holkar.

This 12.5 Lakh question was the Trickiest

Hans Lippershey Dutchmen who patented the idea and not Galileo Gaileli

Congratulations Aarti Jagtap!

The next contestant who won the fastest fingers first is Sonu Kumar Gupta From Baliya UP a service technician by profession and continues playing the show on the next episode. Viewers can enjoy watching KBC 12 on the Sony TV channel from Monday to Friday at 9 pm. Audiences can also watch Amitabh Bachchan’s quiz show live on SonyLiv App or on Sonyliv.com through subscription. Jio and Airtel subscribers can also watch KBC 12 live streaming for free on Jio TV and Airtel TV app. Stay tuned for more updates on the Sony TV show.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 28, 2020 11:14 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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Bharat Ratna For SP Balasubramanyam? Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy Requests PM Narendra Modi to Confer India’s Highest Civilian Honour Upon Legendary Singer

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S P Balasubrahmanyam No More! Here Are Five Unknown Facts About The Legendary Singer That You Should Always Remember

Hyderabad, September 28: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to confer India’s highest civilian honour – the Bharat Ratna – on the late S.P. Balasubramanyam for his legendary contribution to music and arts. “As a tribute to the legendary singer for his outstanding contribution in the field of music and art, I request you to confer Bharat Ratna award upon him,” wrote Reddy.

He reminded the Prime Minister that music stalwarts such as Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupen Hazarika, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan and Bhimsen Joshi were also conferred with the Bharat Ratna. “This will be the highest recognition to his remarkable work which lasted for five decades and stays in our memory forever,” he said.

Justifying his request, Reddy mentioned Balasubramanyam’s familiar contribution to the arts, more than 40,000 songs in multiple languages. “He won six national film awards for best male playback singer for his work, 25 AP state Nandi awards for his work in Telugu cinema, and numerous other state awards in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu,” he said, among other awards.

In 2001, Balasubramanyam was honoured with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in 2011 by the Government of India. “Our state of AP is fortunate for being the birthplace (Nellore) of the great maestro. His untimely departure not only caused much distress to fans and celebrities living in India but also has affected the international music fraternity,” observed Reddy.

The chief minister said the doyen’s impact can be gauged by the continuous flow of tributes from music aficionados from across the world. On Sunday, former chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu had also asked for a slew of recognitions and honours for the singer by the state government. Born in Nellore district of southern Andhra Pradesh, Balasubramanyam passed away on Friday at the age of 74 in a Chennai hospital.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 28, 2020 10:48 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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