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Prithviraj Sukumaran Birthday Special: 7 Movies Where the Dashing Malayalam Star Impressed Us in Shades of Grey!

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Prithviraj Sukumaran Birthday Special: 7 Movies Where the Dashing Malayalam Star Impressed Us in Shades of Grey!

Even before  he made his debut with the 2002 film Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari, Prithviraj Sukumaran had in it him to be a star. He had the good looks and he had the acting genes of his parents, the late Sukumaran and Mallika. Prithviraj has already began to make to the headlines before his first film hit the marquee. While Prithviraj did acquire popularity with his chocolate boy looks, it was with his choice of doing different kind of roles that earned his mettle as an actor and made him a superstar today. Prithviraj Sukumaran Birthday: From Nandanam to Lucifer, 15 Movies That Defined This Malayalam Superstar’s Interesting Career.

His tendency to do different roles was evident in his second film, Stop Violence, that had him as a young gangster. While it was a very raw performance, Prithvi proved that he doesn’t want to stick to safe roles playing a character with grey shades. His performance as Saathan Daveed might not be a memorable one (though it borne a sequel called Asuravithu, starring Asif Ali), but Prithviraj got quite a few chances to play characters with grey shades ahead and he did even better work of that. While he gave us excellent performances as protagonists in films like Akale, Koode, Amar Akbar Anthony, Mozhi, Driving License, Indian Rupee and more, he also showed us that he could do a wonderful job if there is greyness in his roles.

On the occasion of his birthday, let’s look at seven movies where he impressed us with his grey characters.

Kana Kandaen

Prithviraj Sukumaran in Kana Kandaen

Prithviraj made a smashing debut in Tamil with KV Anand’s romantic thriller, co-starring Srikanth and Gopika. His character Madhan is an unusual villain for the Tamil cinema then; rather than brawns, he uses his shrewdness and greed to spread menace Anand made smart use of Prithvi’s good looks as a deception to hide his character’s evil face.

Vargam

Prithviraj Sukumaran in Vargam

Prithviraj played a corrupt police officer, Solomon Joseph, in this M Padmakumar film. Not a villain per se, Solomon is more of an anti-hero, who takes advantage of the enmity of two warring businessmen. He turns for good though, when the tables turn on him and he is left for dead. Vargam is still considered as one of Prithviraj’s most underrated performances.

Vaasthavam

Prithviraj Sukumaran in Vaasthavam

M Padmakumar gave Prithviraj another anti-hero role, this time even better-written and more impactful. In Vaasthavam, Prithviraj plays Balachandran Adiga, a Brahmin youth from an impoverished family who uses his opportunistic attitude to rise among the ranks even if it means leaving his loved ones in pain. Prithviraj won his first Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor at the age of 24, the youngest actor to do so.

Mumbai Police

Jayasurya and Prithviraj Sukumaran in Mumbai Police

This Roshan Andrrews mystery thriller has been a game-changer for Prithviraj, earning his new respect from Malayali movie buffs. In Mumbai Police, he is an amnesiac cop amnesiac cop trying to fit the pieces of the life he has forgotten, along with the last case that he had solved before the accident happened. The greyness comes in his life before the accident, where he is a roguish who doesn’t exactly play by the book. Of course, the most memorable portion is the final revelation, where the actor took a huge risk and it paid rich dividends.

7th Day

Prithviraj Sukumaran in 7th Day

Syamdhar’s 7th Day has Prithviraj play an ex-cop with an awesome name – David Abraham. He takes it upon himself to investigation the disappearance of a group of friends, the reason for which is only revealed in the finale. Till then, the only gre we see are in his hairs, but in the twisty climax, the greyness comes out of his character, as we learn his real identity and (fitting) name.

Kaaviya Thalaivan

Prithviraj Sukumaran in Kaaviya Thalaivan

Vasanthabalan’s period drama revolves around theatre troupes in rural Tamil Nadu in the pre-independence era. Inspired by the Hollywood classic Amadeus, the film has Siddharth and Prithviraj as two artistes in a theatre group. Like how Salieri saw Mozart, Prithvi’s Gomathi is jealous of his more talented co-star Kaliappa and his ego and pride not only destroys his friend’s life, but also himself. Prithviraj won the Best Villain award at Tamil Nadu State Film Awards that year.

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Prithviraj Sukumaran in Ayyappanum Koshiyum

The late filmmaker Sachi swansong is one of the best films of 2019. It is about a powerplay between an arrogant rich brat Koshi, played by Prithviraj, and a headstrong but honest police SI Ayyappan, that begins with something trivial and turns into dangerous battle of egos that create headaches for people around them. While Prithvi played a similar character in Driving License, he was someone who was misguided by external factors. In Ayyappanum Koshiyum, the only driving force is his bloated pride, and even though he is not a bad person, it is just his hurt ego that makes him jump from blunder to another.

Honorable Mention – Prithviraj had also played an antagonist in his most recent Bollywood film, Naam Shabana, the baby spinoff. However, in front of Taapsee’s stiff performance and Akshay Kumar’s starry extended cameo, Prithvi couldn’t get the shine there.

And yeah, join us in wishing Prithviraj Many Many Happy Returns of the Day. Let’s hope that he continues to give us more quality cinema, as the lockdown lifts and the theatres begin running normally.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 16, 2020 10:11 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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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’s Next Karamveer Is Padmashree Awardee Phoolbasan Yadav Of Chhattisgarh’s Maa Bamleshwari Janhit Kare Samiti (Watch Video)

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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12's Next Karamveer Is Padmashree Awardee Phoolbasan Yadav Of Chhattisgarh's Maa Bamleshwari Janhit Kare Samiti (Watch Video)

When women support each other, incredible things happen! And this week’s Karamveer, Chhattisgarh’s Phoolbasan Yadav, on Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 sets the right example with her exemplary work through Maa Bamleshwari Janhit Kare Samiti. She will be accompanied by none other than actress Renuka Shahane on the Hot Seat. This women-power packed episode will air on Friday, October 23. Here’s what 50 year old Phoolbasan Yadav has accomplished so far – she has been tirelessly working towards the development of economically and socially backward women of Chhattisgarh, India. Yadav’s struggle against poverty to achieve self-empowerment and later helping to empower others, serves as an inspiration in itsef. Resolute in her mission to see women break the shackles of patriarchy, Yadav, through her self-help groups, not only just aids women in being economically self-sufficient by creating employment, but also looks after the village needs like sanitation, health, water and also spreads awareness against child marriage. Apart from that, she has also established a Mahila Fauj to mobilise a de-addiction movement in villages to keep a check on cases of domestic violence. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: This Week’s Karamveer Are Gyanendra Purohit and Monica Purohit Who Aid Children With Special Needs.

When Mr. Bachchan welcomed Phoolbasan Yadav, she went on to add, “Firstly, I would really want to thank everyone. It feels like a dream to be here on this platform and I would like to thank Sony channel for this opportunity. They say that if you have dedication and the will power, you can achieve everything. I would like to thank my Guru dev because of whom I am here today. I would also like to thank my team of 2 lakh women from Maa Bamleshwari and every household from Chhattisgarh. Gaon ki matti phenkne wali aur gobar uthane wali mahila, Bol na to nahi aata lekin karm karna aata hai, zindagi jeena kaise hai. Mahilaon ko kaise zindagi jeeni chchiye wo aata hai. Pehle gaiyya, bakri charate the… ab mahilaon ko charate hain, zindagi jeene ke liye.” Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Runa Saha Creates History, Becomes the 1st Contestant to Reach Hot Seat Without Playing Fastest Fingers First on Amitabh Bachchan’s Quiz Show (Watch Video).

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When Amitabh asked her how she understood the nitty-gritties involved in finances and running a successful organization, Yadav went on to promptly reply, “If you stay alone, these things will never cross your mind. For example, if you hit a cat or a dog with a stone, they will run away. But try pelting a beehive with a stone. The bees will attack you. This is the might of a sangathan!” With such simplicity she explained that when you are alone, you are scared… but together, you can become a collective force which is unstoppable.

Impressed by the perspective and the determination of Phoolbasan Yadav, both Mr. Bachchan and Renuka Shahane amidst a thunderous round of applause, celebrated her victories. Renuka Shahane, who accompanied Phoolbasan Yadav on the Hot Seat championing her cause, said, “Hearing her story, even though I am well-educated, I feel bad, because having been educated, why didn’t I ever think of doing something for the society just as courageously as her (Phoolbasan). Maybe after this show, I would want to do something.” She also added, “Aaj do lakh mahilayein aapke sath judi hui hain, ab se do lakh ek… mujhe bhi jod dijiye usmai!”

On the upcoming episode, viewers will get to know about the efforts of 50-year-old Yadav, a Padma Shri awardee who has been a beacon of hope for the development of economically and socially backward women of the state of Chhattisgarh, relentlessly since the past 19 years. Watch Phoolbasan Yadav share her nuggets of experiences and achievements with Renuka Shahane, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and all of us.

 

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 22, 2020 05:02 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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Enrique Iglesias Named Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of All Time; Spanish Singer Accepts the Prestigious Award (Watch Video)

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Enrique Iglesias Named Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of All Time; Spanish Singer Accepts the Prestigious Award (Watch Video)

Pop superstar Enrique Iglesias, who has been in the music industry for over 25 years, has bagged the top Latin artiste of all time at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Held in Florida on Wednesday, the Billboard Latin Music Awards was held before a live-audience wearing masks, and in-person performances and presenters, reports eonline.com. Rapper Pitbull praised Iglesias before presenting him with the award: “He’s a writer, composer, singer, performer. He’s a living legend and it’s a true honour to call him my friend and my dog. He is music.” Billboard Music Award 2020: From BTS to Billie Eilish, Here’s the Complete List of Winners Category Wise

Iglesias admitted he didn’t prepare a speech, so he spoke from his heart. “If I get confused, I’m sorry,” Enrique began in Spanish, and continued: “But I want to thank the Billboard Latin Music Awards for an incredible award.” “I want to thank my friend Pitbull. I want everyone who is here tonight to have a good time. I also want to tell all of my fans thank you for everything in the passage of my career. I miss you so much, and to all of you who are watching from home, take care,” said the singer, who has sold more than 180 million albums. 2020 Billboard Music Awards Winners List: BTS, Kanye West, Jonas Brothers, Cardi B And Others Win Big At The BBMAs

Enrique Iglesias Accepts Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of All Time Award

According to billboard.com, music artistes Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny were big winners, each taking home seven awards. Yankee won six of his seven awards for his Snow-assisted hit song “Con Calma”, including hot Latin song of the year, airplay song of the year, and streaming song of the year. Yankee and singer Luis Fonsi were awarded the Billboard Latin Song of the Decade award for the global blockbuster “Despacito”. Bad Bunny took home seven awards, including artiste of the year, songwriter of the year, and top Latin album of the year for “X 100PRE”.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 22, 2020 04:22 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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Hrithik Roshan’s Mother Pinkie Roshan Shares a Cryptic Post on Sushant Singh Rajput

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Hrithik Roshan’s Mother Pinkie Roshan Shares a Cryptic Post on Sushant Singh Rajput

Pinkie Roshan, mother of actor Hrithik Roshan, has shared a post on late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, saying that everyone wants the truth about his death, but no one wants to be honest. Pinkie took to her unverified Instagram account and posted a photo of Sushant, who died on June 14 and whose death is still being probed. Angad Hasija Reacts To His Name Being Dragged in Sushant Singh Rajput’s Drug Probe, Says ‘I Was Devastated’

Along with hashtags “prayer is powerful” and the “universe is powerful”, she posted a photo that read: “Everyone wants the truth but no one wants to be honest.” She had earlier shared a post on justice for Sushant back in August. Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: CBI Rejects Media Reports Suggesting Closure, Says ‘No Conclusion Yet, Investigation Continues’

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The death was initially investigated by the Mumbai Police, but after an FIR by Sushant’s father KK Singh in Patna, the case was transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation. The Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau subsequently joined the investigation.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 22, 2020 04:07 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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