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Shikara Writer Rahul Pandita Reacts On Kangana Ranaut’s Film On Kashmiri Pandits, Says ‘We Refuse To Be Pawns In Your Battles Of Puny Egos’

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Shikara Writer Rahul Pandita Reacts On Kangana Ranaut's Film On Kashmiri Pandits, Says 'We Refuse To Be Pawns In Your Battles Of Puny Egos'

Shikara claimed to be the telling story of Kashmiri Pandit’s mass exodus in 1990. But the audience didn’t find it as engrossing or gut-wrenching as the situation was. Today, Kangana Ranaut in a video, post landing in Mumbai, announced that she will make a movie on Kashmiri Pandits. That has irked the writer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara, Rahul Pandita. In two Twitter posts, he made his displeasure evident by saying that a demolished wall won’t help her feel the pain of the KPs. Vidhu Vinod Chopra Hits Out at People Criticising Shikara, Says Those Accusing Him of Commercialising the Plight of Kashmiri Pandits Are ‘Donkeys’

Pandita roars that people like him won’t be ‘pawns’ to satisfy puny egos. He also said that the next day, she will get hurt in the finger and will say she understands the pain of Kashmiri Pandits. He is surely enraged by Ranaut’s yet another announcement.

We feel Pandita’s pain here for sure.

We hope Kangana’s movie will have everything that was apparently being omitted from Shikara. Hopefully, it won’t commercialise the pain of KPs, that’s what Shikara was accused of. Just saying…

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 09, 2020 06:03 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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Chaitanya Tamhane Reacts to His Marathi Film The Disciple Winning Big at TIFF 2020, Says ‘Made It with a Lot of Conviction and Belief’

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Chaitanya Tamhane's Marathi Film The Disciple Wins Amplify Voices Award at TIFF 2020

Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane is a happy man lately. His second feature film, The Disciple, has won at two of the biggest film festivals on the planet. The director says the accolades act as an important achievement for the independent film movement in India. Tamhane’s Marathi-language film bagged Best Screenplay award and the International Critics’ Prize by FIPRESCI at the 77th Venice Film Festival. The last Indian film to win the FIPRESCI award at Venice was Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s “Mathilukal” in 1990. And now, the film has won the Amplify Voices Award presented by Canada Goose at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. This is the third award for the film during its back-back film festival journey. Chaitanya Tamhane’s Marathi Film The Disciple Wins Amplify Voices Award at TIFF 2020

“We didn’t make the film with any expectations. We made a film which we believed in and had conviction, and hoped for the best. The reception of the film has exceeded our expectations,” Chaitanya told IANS. “We are just so grateful that the film has managed to come out in this year and is getting this kind of acceptance and recognition, and that too from two of the biggest film festivals in the world as Venice and Toronto. The awards mean a lot not just to the entire team of ‘The Disciple’, but also, I would say, to the independent film movement in India,” added the filmmaker. Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple Wins Big at 77th Venice Film Festival

Chaitanya feels “awards and recognition like this definitely gives the film a better profile, and a boost which one cannot plan for”. “We are now looking forward to the rest of the journey of ‘The Disciple’,” he added. The Marathi-language film is set in contemporary Mumbai and follows an Indian classical music vocalist who, after years of diligent training and tradition, begins to wonder whether it is really possible to achieve the excellence he strives for. Tamhane had won wide acclaim at home as well as in the international festival circuit with his debut directorial effort, the Marathi film “Court” (2014). Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron took to mentoring filmmaker Tamhane shortly after that, and has now executive-produced the new-age Indian director’s new film, “The Disciple”.

After winning the award at TIFF, Chaitanya said: “We are super excited. We are in lockdown in Mumbai and it’s news like this that brightens our day and gives us hope.” “I would like to thank Cameron Bailey and the entire team of TIFF for selecting the film, and also the jury for giving us this award. I would like to dedicate this award to Vivek Gomber, the producer of the film, without whom all of this wouldn’t have been possible. And finally, I also want to thank the audiences of the film festival which make TIFF what it is, and which support our work and support our films. This means a lot to us,” he added.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 23, 2020 12:11 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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Varnapakittu, Udayananu Tharam, Chandrolsavam – 6 Malayalam Classics Featuring Drishyam 2 Stars Mohanlal And Meena That You Must Watch!

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Varnapakittu, Udayananu Tharam, Chandrolsavam – 6 Malayalam Classics Featuring Drishyam 2 Stars Mohanlal And Meena That You Must Watch!

Mohanlal and Meena are one of the most popular onscreen couples of Malayalam Cinema. Whenever this pair has come together for a film, their chemistry has been lauded by critics and fans. Mohanlal’s charming personality and Meena’s captivating smile, this onscreen couple has always been a magical one. Mohanlal and Meena have come together in various family drama and have always managed to conquer our hearts. Those films have had engaging narrative, strong performances, amazing soundtracks and above all, some of them have been relatable. Varnapakittu, Udayananu Tharam, Chandrolsavam are some of the Malayalam classics in which these two iconic onscreen couple have appeared. Drishyam 2: Mohanlal and Meena Starrer Goes On Floors Today! (View Pics From Puja Ceremony).

Mohanlal and Meena are now gearing up for their next Malayalam thriller, Drishyam 2. It is the sequel to the blockbuster film Drishyam that released in 2013. Before this film makes its way to the big screens, let’s take a look at those classics that featured this hit combo together. These films just cannot be missed! Drishyam 2: Mohanlal Welcomes Meena on the Sets of Jeethu Joseph’s Film on the Occasion of Her Birthday!

Varnapakittu

This was the first time when Mohanlal (Sunny Palomattam) and Meena (Sandra Valookaran) appeared as an onscreen pair. Directed by IV Sasi, Varnapakittu is one of the most popular family drama. Sunny, a successful businessman, falls in love with Sandra, without knowing much about her past until he’s about to marry her. Sandra is a call girl hired by Sunny’s business rival to spy on the latter and ruin his business plans. But destiny had something else in store for Sunny and Sandra.

Udayananu Tharam

Mollywood movie buffs couldn’t contain their excitement when it used to be announced that Mohanlal and Meena are coming together for a film. Udayananu Tharam revolved around the struggles of an aspiring director Udayabhanu (Mohanlal) and his actress wife Madhumati (Meena). Helmed by Rosshan Andrrews, this movie highlighted how Udayabhanu’s career and personal crisis creates troubles in his marriage life.

Chandrolsavam

Starring Mohanlal as Chirackal Sreehari in Chandrolsavam, this movie must not have been a huge hit at the box office, but the romantic angle of Sreehari and his childhood love Indu (Meena) did win hearts. There are many nostalgic moments shown and how Sreehari cherishes each and every moment that he has lived despite having an unpleasant past.

Olympiyan Anthony Adam

Bhadran’s film Olympiyan Anthony Adam once again brings forth the magical equation between Mohanlal as Antony Varghese (a police officer and a former Olympian) and Meena as Angel Mary (a teacher with temper issues due to her troubled past). From handling Angel teacher’s temperamental issues to making her feel comfortable with his simplicity, this onscreen duo won hearts all over again.

Drishyam

This thriller directed by Jeethu Joseph had not only opened to positive reviews but also was huge hit at the box office. It revolves around a simple man named Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and his wife Rani (Meena) and their two daughters. Their simple, happy life goes for a toss when a son of a police Inspector General goes missing after an attempt to physically harass Georgekutty’s elder daughter.

Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

Jibu Jacob’s film Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is loosely based on the Malayalam short story “Pranayopanishath” by VJ James. Mohanlal is seen as a middle-aged secretary named Ulahannan who no longer cares for his wife Annyamma played by Meena. Over a period of time, it is shown how he overcomes his midlife crisis and also the boredom in his routine life.

These are some of the classics that featured the super hit combo of Malayalam Cinema, Mohanlal and Meena. And now, we just cannot wait to watch them in Drishyam 2!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 23, 2020 12:13 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: FIR Actress Kavita Kaushik Shuts Down Rumours of Being a Contestant on Salman Khan’s Show (Read Tweet)

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Bigg Boss 14: FIR Actress Kavita Kaushik Shuts Down Rumours of Being a Contestant on Salman Khan's Show (Read Tweet)

Bigg Boss 14 will miss out on having Kavita Kaushik on the show. This won’t be the first time when the FIR actress was rumoured to be joining the reality show. This won’t be the first time when it only remained rumours. Earlier, reports claimed that Kavita has given her nod for BB14. Now, the actress took to her Twitter page to call out, what she termed as, ‘fake news’. She also took a jibe at the current state of journalism, saying that most things on news these days are fake. Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin Bhasin Is Getting Ready For The Premiere Of Salman Khan’s Reality Show (View Pics).

A fan club of the reality show shared on social media that Kavita would shoot for her dance performance for the opening act on Monday. Kavita also had a hilarious response to this rumour.

In September 2019, Kavita had talked about her aversion towards reality shows. She had said, “I don’t want to be a part of this madness where people keep doing reality shows with aggressive content that is not fit to sit and watch with your families. In reality shows, you don’t know what will be thrown at you, which direction it will take and how you will be made to look on screen. I can’t do anything just for the sake of money and staying relevant in the industry. I will go on a trek and challenge myself rather than doing something meaningless.” Bigg Boss 14 House Photos Leaked? Here Is a Tour of the New Residence for the Contestants [View Pics Inside].

Check Out Kavita Kaushik’s Tweet Here:

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So far, only two contestants have been confirmed for Bigg Boss 14. Jasmin Bhasin was spotted getting her makeup done before shooting for her opening act. Last year, Jasmin’s Dil Se Dil Tak co-stars Sidharth Shukla and Rashami Desai had entered the show. Sidharth won the season. He is also rumoured to be entering the new season as a special guest along with old contestants like Gauahar Khan and Hina Khan. Just like Jasmin, Nikki Tamboli was also spotted getting her makeup.

Salman Khan has returned as the host for the umpteenth time. It will be interesting to see how the show is made with safety measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, when the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world, and lockdowns were imposed across various countries, various versions of the reality show were shut. Big Brother 8 Canada contestants learnt about the coronavirus inside the house and the show was prematurely shut. So was Big Brother Germany and Bigg Boss Kannada.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 23, 2020 12:20 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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