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‘Snowpierish’ Episode 8: Will Layton show the same cold conscience

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Jennifer Connelly, Alison Wright, Daveed Diggs in 'Snowpiercer'

Spoilers for ‘Snowpiercer’ Episode 8

We see the most human side of Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connely) in Episode 8. She is caught out in her lie, thanks to LJ Folder’s (Annalise Basso) surreptitious visit to the “engine eternal”, facilitated by Miles (Jaylin Fletcher), the boy-genius. The cat is truly out of the bag now. The disruption caused in first-class by the revelation is exactly the distraction Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) needs to start his revolution in the train, uniting the Tailies and the working class in Third.

Both Melanie and Layton are leaders in their own right. Melanie is cold, precise, and calculating. In her own way, she is putting humanity before herself. When Ruth (Alison Wright) and she have their confrontation, Melanie chained to the exact spot Josie (Katie McGuinness) was in the previous episode, tells her the truth about Wilfred.”We wouldn’t have lasted one revolution with him,” she spits out, admitting she left him trackside for the future of the train and humanity. She tells Ruth that Wildred didn’t build the train, she did, and afterward, he sold tickets and became the face of the train.

Once aboard the train, he spent more time boozing and with “his whores” in the Night Car. So if we believe Melanie (which Ruth doesn’t), she has been running the train for a long time, even when Wilfred was alive. We also understand belatedly why she hasn’t changed the order laid down by Wilfred because it could jeopardize the secret that he was dead. She had to play the cards she was dealt with. 

Of course, there were workarounds where she could have changed how things were run on the train. But for Melanie, the first order of business as a leader has always been to maintain order and peace aboard the train. Violence is too chaotic a factor for her to willingly allow it. Thus, she morphs into Cruella de Ville while she leads the train, engine to tail, secretly. In short, she is “cruel to be kind”, in the words of that immortal pop song.

She has the necessary stomach to execute short term violence, usually through her military “jackboots” and the Brakemen to maintain the overall peace. She isn’t really concerned about human justice and fairness — all she cares is trying to keep as many people alive for as long as possible by keeping the train running without human or mechanical disruptions. She might puke in the toilet after torturing someone like Josie, but she will still do what needs to be done.

On the other hand, Andre Layton is “an idealist” and a “good cop”, as the traitor Tailie prisoner, Pike (Steven Ogg), reveals to Ruth, Commander Grey (Timothy V. Murphy), leader of the “jackboots” and the rest of the first class. He is a leader but he doesn’t have the stomach for violence that Melanie has.

After the disastrous fight with Commander Grey and his men, he is hit with the deaths of people he holds dear. After each body falls or he hears of another comrade perishing, Layton looks like a zombie. He takes responsibility for each death personally, even though he himself tells Brakeman Bess Till (Mickey Sumner) that there will be blood before the fighting begins.  

Every revolution is bloody as centuries of human history have shown us. Yet, Layton’s reaction to the mourning cries and the corpses after they have to retreat from the Night Car is telling. He is nowhere as cold-blooded as Melanie. But his humanity and his need to get justice for those who have suffered without harming them could be his Achilles heel. 

In his fight to reach the engine, his enemy is no longer the captive Melanie, who can still be reasoned with. His enemy is now Commander Grey and the classist Ruth, who have no shred of sympathy for the Tailies or the Third Class. Commander Grey is also not distraught over losing his men in the way Layton is. 

When it comes down to it, Layton might not be cruel and calculating enough to lead the revolution to its successful culmination. If he backs down when enough losses pile up, the situation will be much worse under Ruth and Commander Grey, after they execute Melanie. 

The question is will Layton be able to show the same cold calculation to keep the revolution alive? The same cold calculation that Melanie has shown for so many years to keep the train on the track? In short, will he be as good a leader as Melanie has been?

‘Snowpiercer’ airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on TNT.

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Is Rihanna Going to Play a Major Role in Marvel’s Black Panther 2?

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The loss of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman will always be felt when we see the sequel of the film. But as many say, the show must go on. Black Panther 2 will be a special film for several reasons and now rumours of Rihanna being a part of it is making the fans go bonkers! The rumour started after Rihanna’s name appeared on the google search as a cast member of the film and her fans are now excited to know if this is true. Rihanna Teases Fans With Her New Album R9 Using Dancing Puppy Meme.

Rihanna’s name featured alongside the cast including Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o on a primary Google search. While this might only be a speculation or a mere rumour, Rihanna’s fans are looking forward to seeing her on the big screen. Several Twitter users took to social media to express their excitement. One of the users wrote, “Rihanna’s gonna be in Black Panther 2??? I’m deffo looking forward to this” while another wrote, “Halle is playing as the little mermaid, Yara is playing as Tinkerbell, And now Rihanna is gonna be on Black Panther with Beyoncé doing the soundtrack. The way we keep winning !!!”

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Neither the team at Marvel or Rihanna herself have confirmed the same but it definitely will be fun to see Rihanna in an action avatar. Rihanna Scripts History by Becoming First Woman To Wear Durag on British Vogue Magazine Cover, View Pics of May 2020 Edition.

Talking about Black Panther 2, the film is expected to start filming next year in Atlanta. Rumours had it that the team would bring back Boseman on the big screen using CGI, but these speculations were rubbished after it was revealed that the team had to rewrite the entire script following the death of the lead actor.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 24, 2020 09:30 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: Jaan Kumar Sanu Is Not Interested in Being Friends With Nikki Tamboli After the Show (LatestLY Exclusive)

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The latest contestant to get evicted from Bigg Boss 14 was Jaan Kumar Sanu. During his stint on the show, we hardly saw him connecting with other contestants and so he only could make a bunch of friends namely Eijaz Khan, Pavitra Punia and Nishant Singh Malkhani. However, his on and off dosti with Nikki Tamboli was the most talked about thing on the internet. Right from going all mushy on national TV to even plotting and arguing against each other, the pair literally gave fans all the drama. But after his eviction from the controversial reality show, Jaan in an exclusive interview with Onhike revealed that he is not keen on being friends with Nikki. Bigg Boss 14: Jaan Kumar Sanu Opens Up on Being Called a Product of Nepotism by Rahul Vaidya, Says ‘My Dad Has Not Really Supported My Career’ [Onhike Exclusive]. 

When we asked the singer that if there is something more to Jaan-Nikki’s friendship, he cleared the air and replied, “No no there is nothing more that you will see honestly. Because I’m in no plan on continuing or keeping in contact/connect with Nikki. As I do not want someone like her to be around me because the kind of things she has done not just to me but everyone around especially Rahul when she showed her ugly side wherein she put the oxygen mask inside her pants (in the nomination task).” Bigg Boss 14: Jaan Kumar Sanu EVICTED From Salman Khan’s Show, Nikki Tamboli Cries. 

He added, “I should have had a wake-up call at that time only. So I don’t look forward to anything from anybody especially Nikki. And I don’t want to be associated with her anymore. I tried being a friend but if someone does not reciprocate the right way, I don’t think there is a point to continue. So you  shouldn’t look forward to anything more.” [EXCLUSIVE] Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik Reveals The Real Reason Behind Giving Her Nod To Salman Khan’s Reality Show!

Well, as a viewer we really thought that we would see the two collaborating for a project or so after the show. But after listening to Jaan’s feeling for Tamboli, we feel that is not going to happen ever. Meanwhile, on tonight’s (Nov 24) episode of Bigg Boss we are going to witness a huge fight between Kavita Kaushik and Aly Goni. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 24, 2020 09:13 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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Andhaghaaram Ending Explained: Decoding the Spooky, Twist-Filled Climax of Arjun Das’s Netflix Thriller (SPOILER ALERT – LatestLY Exclusive)

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Andhaghaaram, the new Tamil thriller on Netflix, will have its share of fans and detractors. It is certainly different from the spooky films that come our way, unconventionally told by debutant V Vignarajan. Produced by Atlee, Andhaghaaram merges three mysterious tales to extract a supernatural thriller that is riveting while it lasts. The trouble here is that the film takes nearly three hours to last and that’s a little problematic to an otherwise gripping movie. Andhaghaaram Movie Review: Arjun Das and Vinoth Krishnan Impress in This Highly Suspenseful but Lengthy Spooky Thriller.

Andhaghaaram stars Arjun Das, Vinoth Krishnan, Pooja Ramachandran, Kumar Natarajan and Misha Ghoshal. The movie follows three men, who are seemingly unconnected to each other and the sinister happenings in their lives. Dr Indran (Kumar Natarajan) is almost fatally shot by a violent patient of his, that leaves his family dead and him losing both his voice and professional license. But post his recovery, Dr Indran opts for a new persona, that is very vindictive and dangerous.

The blind Selvam (Vinoth Krishnan) follows his father’s footsteps into the occult when he is in dire need of money. But he gets a lot more than he bargained for, when he faces a bigger evil – greed.

Vinod is guilted by the incapacitated condition of his best friend, which he feels he is responsible for. In his troubled mental state, he is harangued by mysterious calls to his newly installed landline rotary phone, that gets more threatening each time. It is later learnt that the timelines of each arc are not happening at the same time.

So how are these men’s stories interlinked? What does Pooja (Pooja Ramachandran) has to do with each of them? What’s their connection with the bizarre opening sequence that sees people committing suicide? All the questions are answered in the expository climax of the film, that suddenly turns it into a revenge drama. So if you have watched the film and haven’t get all your answers, then let the below article break down the climax and explain everything to you. And those who haven’t, you are reading what is full of SPOILERS, so tread with caution.

So let’s look at the five main aspects of the finale…

Dr Indran

It is established in the end that it was Dr Indran whose spirit has been calling and tormenting Vinod. And it is the same spirit who explains (with needless detailing) as why Vinod is going through the hellish troubles. Before his death, Dr Indran had developed a hatred for all his patients seeking psychiatry help, blaming them for what his family’s killer has done to him. He had hypnotised all of them into doing his bidding, also including his evaluator. And he had made them by die by suicide all at the same time. But he also inadvertently died at the same time, by accident, when one of his victims (Pradeep) fell on him while he jumped from his flat to his death.

A Still from Andhaghaaram (Photo Credit Netflix)

As for his anger towards Vinod, it was because of three reasons. First, Vinod himself needed psychiatric treatment, thus making him an automatic victim for Indran. Secondly, it was attending his call that caused the doctor to reach the very same spot where his death happened. Thirdly, Vinod had a deep link with what happened to Dr Indran and even Selvam, though he didn’t knew it.

Vinod, Pradeep and the Vengeful Spirit

It was Vinod who had sent Selvam’s father’s accursed occult book to his best friend Pradeep at the start of the film, having gotten it from the very same library where Selvam was working as a clerk. He didn’t know it then that the book would invite the wrath of an angry spirit. The spirit was that of the same patient of Dr Indran, who killed his family and then committed suicide.

A Still from Andhaghaaram (Photo Credit Netflix)

It was the same spirit haunting Dr Indran’s office, later trapped in a bottle by Selvam, but he failed to bury it before he was killed (accidentally) by the publisher’s goons. The spirit possessed Pradeep, so it made Indran double vengeful enough to kill him off.

Selvam and the Telephone

Pooja, Pradeep’s wife and Selvam’s supportive teacher, has visited Selvam’s house after he was murdered. She comes to know that Selvam used to communicate with the spirits, including her dead father. But Selvam was never the medium. It was the telephone, the very same telephone that later came in the possession of Vinod, that Selvam used to communicate with the spirits.

A Still from Andhaghaaram (Photo Credit Netflix)

Selvam’s spirit had been communicating with Vinod all along, trying to save him from the wrath of Indran’s ghost, though Vinod was oblivious of it (till Pooja tells him about this).

The Bridge Scene

Vinod breaks the telephone out of frustration, but Pooja tells him that he needs the telephone to contact Selvam to find out who was the tormenting spirit. While the telephone was being repaired, Vinod figures out it was Indran’s spirit who has been haunting him. When the telephone begins ringing again, he runs away with it till he reached the bridge and took the call. After dumping the aforementioned exposition, a scathing Indran prods Vinod to take the plunge to his death.

A Still from Andhaghaaram (Photo Credit Netflix)

However, Selvam’s spirit takes control of Vinod’s body and stops Indran from causing further damage. We see him dismantling the phone, thus ending Indran’s menace, which also explains the visual of a dismantled phone shown during the opening credits.

A Still from Andhaghaaram (Photo Credit Netflix)

As the whole film doesn’t follow a straight narrative, the events have all been jumbled up, which also includes the final scene.

The Revenge

The final scene. of Selvam’s spirit killing the publisher responsible for his murder and later claiming his house. doesn’t follow the bridge scene. If you had followed Dr Indran’s spirit’s exposition closely, you would have hear him say that Selvam’s ghost did exact his revenge on his killer and took back his house (which explains why when Vinod had gone earlier there, the house was in a derelict condition and the board of the builder strewn on the ground).

A Still from Andhaghaaram (Photo Credit Netflix)

Earlier in the film, Pooja had asked Selvam’s spirit to do one thing for her on the phone, which was to take revenge on his killer, knowing that the kind-hearted Selvam won’t do it himself otherwise (that scene at the examination hall where Selvam refuses Pooja’s help to solve his paper is proof for that). She also takes away the phone before the publisher’s goons reach there. And presumably, it is she who sends the telephone to the publisher, on Selvam’s birthday, which leads to him being killed.

A Still from Andhaghaaram (Photo Credit Netflix)

Which is why Pooja was surprised when Vinod had the same phone in possession. Perhaps the telephone department got hold of the phone while the murdered man’s office was getting repossessed. We can join the dots here on.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 24, 2020 07:43 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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