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Bollywood actor and humanitarian Sonu Sood, who recently helped a 25-year-old girl by getting her airlifted from Nagpur to Hyderabad’s Apollo Hospital, on Monday once again got a critically ill COVID-19 patient airlifted from Jhansi to Hyderabad, to the same hospital. The patient’s name is Kailash Agarwal from Jhansi. The doctors at the local hospital said that his further treatment wouldn’t be possible there and had asked the family to start searching for a bigger hospital. They tried a lot, even went to the local MLA, but couldn’t. Priyanka Chopra Lauds Sonu Sood’s Plea to Govt That Demands Free Education For Children Affected by COVID-19.

It was then that they put out a request to Sonu. As soon as he saw the tweet and came to know that the patient was really critical, he started following up on getting Kailash Agarwal an apt hospital and ICU bed with a ventilator facility. Sonu found out through his connections that a bed can be arranged at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad. Talking about the same, Sonu said, “Doctors had asked the patient to be shifted to a bigger hospital, and the challenge was to get the necessary permissions from the District Magistrates in order to get the air ambulance and get the transfer done.” Sonu Sood Gets Emotional on the Sets of Dance Deewane 3 As He Meets the Mother of a Girl He Helped (Watch Video).

“As there are no airports at Jhansi, the air ambulance had to pick up the patient from Gwalior, and that was another major challenge to bring the patient from Jhansi to Gwalior. But the team came through and got everything set up so that no time was wasted. Now, the treatment is going well at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, and we hope for the best,” he added. The second wave of coronavirus has infected many people, and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising. In Bollywood also, an array of celebrities got infected within a span of a few weeks.

Sonu, who has been in the limelight because of his philanthropic work, on April 17 was added to the list of Bollywood celebrities to be with COVID-19 after Manish Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Govinda, Bhumi Pednekar, Aamir , Paresh Rawal, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Narayan, Kartik Aaryan, and Aamir Khan others. Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and some others were also infected with the virus.

The 47-year-old actor took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Apollo Hospital, in Punjab on April 7. The actor took to his social media accounts to share a picture from the hospital. Along with getting vaccinated against the infection, the actor had also ‘Sanjeevani – A Shot of Life’, an initiative to encourage people to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and for raising about the inoculation drive in the country. Separately, on the film front, Sonu recently announced a new movie ‘Kisaan’, to be directed by E Niwas and backed by filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa. Apart from that, he will also be in Chiranjeevi starrer upcoming Telugu movie ‘Acharya’.

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Karnan Movie Review: Dhanush’s Versatility and Mari Selvaraj’s Brilliance Make an Epic Combo! (LatestLY Exclusive)

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Karnan : Dhanush, man! What a incredible performer you are! Sorry to gush about an actor in the beginning of a review, but this amazing actor, and two time National Award winning performer, deserves all the effing praise. Then there is the immensely talented Mari Selvaraj, whose debut directorial Pariyerum Perumaalum is nothing short of a classic. With Karnan, these two have managed to a create a film so evocative and hard-hitting that spells EPIC in every frame! Karnan: Dhanush’s Action-Drama Film to Premiere on Amazon Prime Video From May 14!

Karnan is inspired by the 1995 Kodiyankulam violence when a police force meted out inhumanities to a hamlet inhabited by a lower-caste community. Here, the timeline isn’t fixed, though as per the theatrical release, the movie was set in 1997. The hamlet that is becomes the focal point of Karnan becomes Podiyankulam. This village has a close-knit community where the and order and discipline are managed by the elders.

We meet Karnan (Dhanush), a young man in the hamlet, who likes to laze around, while his elder sister Padmini (Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli). He already has a rebellious streak that is waiting to evolve into something far bigger. His village doesn’t have a bus-stop  and that has become a feud between Podiyankulam and its neighbouring village, inhabited by higher-casters, as the latter has one. The men there leer and jeer at the women of Podiyankulam when they come to catch bus from the stop. We also learn that Karnan had a younger sister who died in the middle of the road ago, more so because the Podiyankulam  doesn’t have a bus stop.

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In fact, the movie begins with this discomforting scene of the girl lying on the road, with foam frothing in her mouth, as vehicles ply around her without a care to stop. We see a mask  appear on her face, as she becomes some sort of a village spirit, that only Karnan’s grandfather can see in his dreams. However, while the masked girl makes occasional appearances, creating some haunting imagery, the connection is never explored later. Karnan Review: Dhanush’s Film Declared a Megahit by the Audience.

Speaking of imagery, there is plenty of that in the movie, mostly portrayed through animals that say a lot about the mood of the village, and of its hot-headed protagonist. In the beginning we see an eagle fly off with a chick, leading to its owner and her neighbours cursing the predator. This prompts Karnan to ask his maternal grandfather Yeama Raja (Lal), who is also a friend figure to him, why the villagers haven’t got used to it yet. From establishing about oppression in this scene, to later a donkey getting the ropes that bind him from escaping being cut off (by Karnan), the messaging about gaining freedom from societal bindings can’t get any clearer.

There is nary a doubt that Selvaraj is quite inspired by Mahabharata, not just in inserting themes from the epic but also literally borrowing character names. There is Draupathi (Rajisha Vijayan), a girl in the same village who has a crush on Karnan, while her brother Vadamalaiyan (Yogi Babu) dislikes him. The village head is Duriyodhanan (GM Kumar), who like his namesake, takes a liking for Karnan.

The antagonist, a police superintendent called Kannabiran (cinematographer Natarajan Subramaniam making an excellent acting debut), whose name refers to Lord Krishna. But the names are not merely borrowed. In a troubling scene, Kannabiran tortures some of the villagers for the audacity to naming themselves after the kings. While the caste hierarchies of the characters are never mentioned outright, you really don’t need that knowledge to understand the gravitas of the scene.

Mahabharata seems not the only epic that has inspired the director. Karnan’s first heroic scene involves a sword and a lake, after which he begins to get hailed in his hamlet. A couple of scenes later, a village boy brings a horse to take care of. Everything is set for Karna to be that knight in armour coming to rescue his kin. There is some heavy influence of the fable of King Arthur in there.

All you wait is for the protagonist to explode, his temper and frustration at the system ignoring their needs already on a high, and when that happens, it is effectively volatile. Be it the strong mid-point sequence where Karnan a bus, or the attack at the police station or the brutal third act, Selvaraj refuses to temper the anguish of the lead.

But the anguish is supplanted by much warmth too, which makes the brutality even more difficult to watch. Karnan’s scenes with his sister and thatha are heartwarming, and Dhanush’s camaraderie with Lal is very nice. A little disappointment comes from the romantic subplot between Karnan and Draupathi, that’s mostly standard fare, and Rajisha Vijayan really doesn’t get much scope here.

Sorry to get to comparisons here, but one big reason I was with Master earlier this year is that director Lokesh Kanagaraj had to compromise on his craft to match upto his leading star’s superstardom. Here’s where Mari Selvaraj does better. He gives a gripping saga that doesn’t dilute its message, while also adhering on Dhanush’s superstar image (Come on, this man is unbeatable throughout the movie). Even when Karnan gives its star enough massy appeal, it is grounded and comes with painful baggage. The movie never fails to remind that the violence comes with its consequences – no matter how righteous it is – and even the protagonist can’t escape it. There is nothing best to describe the aspect than the scene of Karnan dancing with tears streaming from his eyes in the finale.

Karnan never goes beyond the environs of its rustic setting, yet Theni Eswar’s striking cinematography manages to give it the feel of a opus. The appeal gets even more powerful by Santhosh Narayanan’s rousing score and Selva RK’s sharp editing.

Finally, a paean for the star. Dhanush’s magnifique quality of getting smoothy imbibed into his character once again gives him another powerful role. Like with Fahadh Faasil, there is something immensely magnetic about his eyes, that the actor puts to incredible use in the more terse sequences. Karnan should bring more awards to this brilliant performer.

Yay!

– Mari Selvaraj and Dhanush

– A Powerful Saga

Nay!

– Rajisha Vijayan’s Role

Final Thoughts

Karnan is a powerful piece of cinema, where Dhanush’s superlative acting ability complements beautifully with Mari Selvaraj’s brilliant insight into caste politics. Karnan is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 01:09 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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Revisiting Friends: 5 Shocking Moments From Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc’s Show

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The Friends reunion special is finally happening, and listening to the BG music in the teaser of the special episode brought back so many memories. From the iconic purple with the yellow frame to the chick and the duck, all Friends fanatics remember even the smallest detail about the show. Of course, we cannot move forward without mentioning the cast of the show who gave us such amazing characters to the world. FRIENDS Reunion Special to Air on HBO Max on May 27.

Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, , Courtney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Liza Kudrow as Pheboe Buffay and Matt LeBlanc as Tribbiani are still remembered for their roles on the show, and everyone is pretty excited to see them reunite again for the special episode. But before we get to see the special episode on May 27, we are revisiting a few shocking moments from the show.

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Chandler’s Confession About Ross’ Love For Rachel

This was one of those moments that we thank Chandler for. He accidentally tells Rachel that Ross loves her fondly while she is unwrapping an expensive gift given to her by Ross. What happens next is another shocking event. While the fans were finally rooting to Rosschel together, Geller is seen returning with Julie from China.

Chandler’s Proposal

You’d be lying if you say that you did not cry when Chandler proposed to Monica. That was a dream proposal with all the incidents that happened before this special moment. We all hated Richard at that moment, and the way it ended up being so chaotically beautiful, this moment will always be precious for Friends fans.

Ross and Rachel’s Breakup

Ross and Rachel’s breakup felt personal to all the fans. While the debate about whether they were or were they not on a break still remain, this moment was heartbreaking. Rachel crying and Ross trying to console her was the lowest moments where everyone thought this was it for them.

Joey’s Kiss With Rachel

While Ross and Rachel were over for good, no one expected Joey and Rachel to kiss. We all knew Rachel had feelings for Rachel but the kiss was very unexpected. Just like Ross on alcohol, we all were pretending to be “fine” with it. Friends Reunion Special: From David Beckham to BTS, Here Is Every Star You Will See in the Episode.

Rachel’s Pregnancy

Rachel that she is pregnant but everyone wanted to know who was the father of the child, And the moment when Ross picked up the sweater, we all had our mouth wide open. This is one of the most epic scenes from the show.

Friends Reunion Special will premiere on HBO Max on May 27. The special episode will feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne.

Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai will also be a part of it.

(The above story first on Onhike on May 14, 2021 12:40 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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Friends Reunion Special Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry and Other to Premiere on HBO Max on May 27!

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Los Angeles, May 14: Streamer Max has announced that the long-awaited “Friends” reunion special will drop on its platform on May 27.

All six original cast members — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, , Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer — are coming back for the special, titled “Friends: The Reunion“. It’s Happening! Friends Reunion Special With Original Cast is in the Works for HBO Max Streaming Service.

The streamer on Thursday released a teaser trailer for the special that showed the core cast walking in a distance with their back towards the camera. An acoustic version of the show’s signature theme plays in the background. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on the one year anniversary of the launch of HBO Max and exactly one year after it was originally supposed to air, the streamer said in a statement.

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However, the special was delayed multiple times due to the production shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally set to film in February 2020 but was only able to begin filming in April this year.

Described as a “real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show”, the unscripted special will see Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry and Schwimmer return to the iconic ’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank. COVID-19: ‘Friends’ Reunion Special Delayed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic.

It will feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

Ben Winston directed the special and executive produced along with “Friends” executive producers Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane.

Friends: The Reunion” comes from Warner Bros Unscripted in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions.

“Friends” premiered in September 1994 and was a phenomenon during its decade-long run. It later went on to find cult status among new audiences through TV reruns and streamers.

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