Bollywood, to serve the flavor of entertainment in its recipes (movies), oftentimes misses the vital ingredients. Can I get your agreement on this point? The recent release “Gold” movie can be an appropriate and perfect example. This time the Gold movie was unable to satiate us, because it wasn’t real at all.
Yes! The biopic of an Indian legend who got the free India the first Olympic gold medal and waved the Indian flag on the British soil doesn’t justify the purpose. Instead, it is the same traditional Bollywood period drama film with a few biopic elements. The World of Movies addresses the need of all its readers and hence we take you towards an audi of our cinema theater which plays the real story behind the “GOLD”.
Let’s take the way!
Fact 1: Kishan Lal was the man, who captained the Indian Hockey Team in 1948. Under his leadership, the team bagged its first gold medal for Independent India. For the record, earlier in British colonial era, United India already had won medals at Olympics.
Fact 2: Kishan Lal was only a hockey player. As shown in the movie, he wasn’t a part of any selection committee.
Fact 3: Despite acing the game, the captain never believed in portraying himself as a hero by making the final goal, instead he often passed the ball to the inside forwards or the center forward to do the finishing touch.
Fact 4: He was born and brought up in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh in 1917. Do update your information of him being born in Bengal.
Fact 5: He was associated with the game for 28 years as a player. Later, he took retirement from competitive Hockey and remained connected with the game as a coach and commentator.
Fact 6: He was honored by the then President of India, Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan with the prestigious Padma Shri Award.
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Earlier this month, I watched “Stree” movie. The film stars Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, and Aparshakti Khurana in lead roles. It is based on an urban legend of “Nale Ba”, which was so far little known to most people of our country. Here, I will make an attempt to understand the meaning of “end/climax” of Stree movie.
After a keen analysis of all the aspects of the film, I believe there can be two possible explanations of Stree movie’s climax. One, Shraddha Kapoor is not “Stree”; second, she is “Stree”. Sounds confusing, huh? Well let’s delve deeper into these explanations.
Scenario one: Shradhha Kapoor is not Stree
It seems the most likely conclusion as we clearly see that she helps Rajkummar Rao and his friends to get rid of Stree because she herself has lost someone special to the evil spirit. The reason why this may be true is the fact that she asks Rajkummar to bring some weird items (supposedly for Black Magic) and through this, she gets those supernatural powers to face the evil spirit. However, she can’t defeat the evil spirit of her own. Therefore, she decides to work as a team with Rajkummar, Aparshakti and Pankaj Tripathi to defeat and destroy the evil spirit.
We also see that at one point of time Shraddha gives dagger to Rajkummar and asks to spear it through spirit’s heart. This clearly shows that Shraddha is not Stree, otherwise why would she kill herself? Now, you must be thinking, if she wasn’t the spirit then why she disappears in the last scene after adding Stree’s chhoti to her’s? I can’t say for sure, but the reason may be that she now has the powers of the spirit and she wants to use it for some “aim” that we may get to know in the movie’s scheduled sequel announced recently by the team.
If you accept this theory, then who was the spirit that comes in the last part and leaves Chanderi town after reading the message, “O Stree Raksha Karna”? The answer is very simple, she is the same spirit whom Shraddha and team defeated but not killed. Yes, she is alive, as a ghost, of course. She lost her powers but was not killed during that night.
This theory is purely based on assumptions and some loopholes in the movie’s script. First, Stree is not a single spirit, it is a name given to such spirits. So, if we say Shraddha is Stree that doesn’t mean that she is the Stree of Chanderi town. There is a possibility that she belongs to some other village or town, but came to Chanderi to become powerful for accomplishing something that requires too much supernatural power.
Now, let’s see why I am saying this. In the movie, Shraddha never enters any sacred place (temple); she also didn’t tell her name and instead says to Rajkummar – I will come whenever you will think of me – this shows she isn’t human. But the most interesting thing is that she only becomes visible to everyone after doing some “black magic” in the jungle. If you notice, during first few visits she is only visible to Rajkummar. However, later everyone is able to see and talk to her, but it happens only after performing some black magic.
I strongly believe that Sharaddha did a black magic that allowed her to take human form and be visible to everyone. She also took 12 pages of the book that was written by Vijay Razz on Stree and explained how to defeat her. She studied it and found out that Rajkummar is the one who can help her to defeat and get Stree’s power. As she had no grudge against Chanderi, she didn’t bother its people.
There can be more views on Stree movie climax, and the truth will come out in the sequel. Till then, we will need to be content with these theories only!
For the past few days, I was looking to watch some good movies based on real events. As a result, I ended up watching about half a dozen of them. Since many of them had a patriotic theme, an idea came to my mind; I thought of writing an article on “Patriotic Movies Based on Real Life Events”.
So, I selected three movies – Parmanu, Airlift and Madras Café. The reason I chose these three movies is that they all are very different from each other, covering various perspectives of patriotism.
Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran: Starring John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani in lead roles, the movie tells the story and struggle of how Indian became a nuclear-armed state in the late 1990s. Parmanu ticks all the attributes of what a good cinema should be. John looks incredibly authoritative and dashing in his role. Boman Irani as the Secretary to the PM of India is at his usual best. However, the surprise package for me is Diana Penty’s acting, which is commendable as I have only seen her in glam roles till now. I would give the movie 8/10 and recommend all cinema lovers to watch it at least once.
Airlift: Released in 2016, Airlift stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in lead roles. The movie is set in the 1990s and tells us the story of the 1990 airlift of Indians from Kuwait during the Gulf War. Akshay plays a successful businessman based out of Kuwait, who helps in rescuing 1,70,000 Indians stranded in that country during the war. The movie was a huge success at the Box Office and the acting of the entire cast is praised by critics as well as cinema lovers. The music, screenplay and direction were highly praised too. I would give it a 7/10.
Madras Café: It is a unique film in the context that it came in 2013, about 27 years after India’s intervention in Sri Lanka’s civil war. A political thriller revolving around the assassination of our former PM, Rajiv Gandhi, the film handles an incredibly sensitive topic with care. Credit must be given to Shoojit Sircar for portraying such a topic in a respectful yet gripping manner on the big screen. All the actors have done really well in the movie. In fact, in my view, Madras Café is John Abraham’s best movie so far. The movie has done well at the box office and is widely acclaimed by the critics for its story and direction. I would give it a perfect 8/10 and recommend you all to watch it for sure.
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Three Lost Souls; Two Dead Bodies; A Journey of a Lifetime
The above words sum up what is on offer for all of us in Akarsh Khurana’s upcoming movie Karwaan, which is going to hit the theatres tomorrow across the country. Karwaan is supposedly a slice of life movie that will take you to soul refreshing journey.
Karwaan is a movie that will give you plenty of moments to laugh as well as filling your eyes with tears. The movie revolves around three characters: Avinash (an IT worker), Shaukat (a car mechanic) and Taniya (a student). They all belong to different walks of life with no connection to each other, yet destiny binds them together as they find out that they both have one thing in common. Of course what that one thing is will only be known to us tomorrow once the movie is released.
However, in this article, we will look at 3 reasons you must watch Karwaan movie this weekend.
1. Dulquer Salmaan aka ‘DQ’: When you have a father with a stature of Mammootty, acting got to be flowing in your veins. Karwaan is DQ’s debut movie in Bollywood, but the Malayali heartthrob has already won many awards in South Indian film industry and has established himself as a leading actor there. In the trailer, he looks at ease sharing screen space with Bollywood veteran Irrfan Khan. By the way, the most astonishing thing that I liked about Dulquer Salmaan is his good hold on ‘Hindi’. It looks like we are going to see him in many more Bollywood movies in future.
2. The Mesmerizing Nilgiris & God’s Own Country: Having travelled to Tamil Nadu and Kerala, I promise you that this ‘road journey’ from Bengaluru to Kochi via Oooty will make you fall in love with South India. The trailer shows enough of greenery and scenic spots to give us a hint about this journey of a lifetime that our three lost souls embark on.
3. Irrfan Khan: We all know what he is capable of pulling on screen. So no point in discussing or praising his acting prowess. However, what is worth discussing is his character of a Muslim car mechanic who keeps us laughing in his signature style. This is the second movie in two years where Irrfan is taking us on a journey, in case you don’t remember, in 2017 he took us on a tour de India in Qarib Qarib Singlle. Both these movies have one thing in common–throughout the journey Irrfan and his partner keep meeting new and strange people and learning new experiences that enrich their soul.
The music is given by Prateek Kuhad, Anurag Saikia, SlowCheetah, Shwetang Shankar and Imaad Shah. I particularly liked the song “Chota Sa Fasana”. The other songs too are good with some refreshing music and lyrics.
So, having read this article, I guess it is time you book your tickets on Bookmyshow for Karwaan Movie.
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