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Jason Momoa – All You Need To Know About Him

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Jason Momoa born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa in 1979 on a beautiful island of Hawaii, is an American Hollywood actor. Jason has starred in a dozen movies so far in his career, and most of his movies are average in terms of box office value as well as public acceptance. He has also starred in over half a dozen TV series that includes the likes of Game of Thrones and Baywatch-two of the most famous and successful TV series of this century.

Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa

The 39-year-old muscular hunk is over 6 feet tall (6 feet 3 inches to be precise) and has a huge female fan following around the world. Jason’s stroke of luck came when the famed Hollywood companies DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures decided to cast him as Arthur Curry AKA “Aquaman”. Jason Momoa has starred in the last two DC movies along with the other superheroes of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). In Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice he had a little part to play and was only there to make DC lovers understand that the DCEU has a counterpart of Avengers Thor. However, he created an impact in the Justice League with his swashbuckling style, heavy tone, and authoritative acting.

It is expected that his forthcoming movie – Aquaman – will be a milestone in his career. The movie is predicted to earn in excess of $800 million, making it one of the biggest hits of the year.

Read More About Aquaman Here

Personal Life of Jason Momoa:

Jason Momoa is married to Lisa Bonet, who is 12 years older than him. They have two lovely kids – a boy and a girl. Jason identifies himself as a religious guy and practices Buddhism. He often visits Tibet in China for religious purposes. The Braven actor also loves tattoos and has plenty painted on his body-adding a distinct charm to his personality and giving unique touch to the character of Aquaman.

Interesting Facts About Jason Momoa:

# The dashing actor was slated to appear in 2016 blockbuster – The Magnificent Seven. However, he dropped out due to his busy schedule and commitment with Aquaman.

# The most famous and distinguished tattoo of Jason is a half-sleeve on his left forearm. The tattoo is a tribute to his family god “Aumakua”.

# The Sugar Mountain star has a step daughter named, Zoe. And, he loves her a lot like his own kids.

# Our beloved Aquaman has also auditioned for a role (not known) in Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy. Imagine, what would have happened, if he was not casted as the Aquaman? Probably, we would not be rooting him this much as we do now.

# Jason Momoa is the first world-famed superhero belonging to the underwater world. Sounds great isn’t it?

# In an interview recently, Jason told that he used to jump from cliffs as kid and he did the same on an occasion for the promotion of his upcoming movie.

# The Game of Thrones star Karl Drogo loves playing guitar and drums.

# Jason Momoa has studied Marine Biology for some time. How strange that now he is playing the role of lord of the water in Aquaman!

# He has also worked as a lifeguard in the Gulf Coast. Well, it appears as if Jason Momoa was destined to be the Aquaman oneday!

List of Jason Momoa Movies:

  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Braven (2018)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Once Upon a time in Venice (2017)
  • The Bad Batch (2016)
  • Sugar Mountain (2016)
  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Debug (2014)
  • Road to Paloma (2014)
  • Wolves (2014)
  • Bullet to the head (2012)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)

List of Jason Momoa TV Series:

  • Baywatch (1999-2001; Famous American drama; Jason appeared as Jason Loane), Johnson
  • Family Vacation (2004)
  • Game of Thrones ( appeared as Khal Drogo in 10 episodes)
  • Frontier (appeared as Declan Harp)

Notable Performances of Jason Momoa:

To be true, I haven’t seen most of the movies starring Jason. So, in this section, I am only writing about the performances that I have watched and appreciated of Jason Momoa.

  1. Justice League (2017) starring Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Henry Cavill; was the fourth most expensive film of all time  at the time of its release. Jason appeared in the role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman and won accolades not just from the public but critics also for his impressive performance. His long hairs, trident, and heavy accent were a treat to watch for superhero movie lovers. I personally liked the scene where Arthur Curry stops the water in the labyrinth and saves his friends. You watch it below:

2. Once Upon a time in Venice (2017) an action comedy; in the film Bruce Willis was compelled to perform some difficult tasks for a gang’s leader performed by Jason Momoa. The film was a box office bomb and was snubbed by public and critics alike.

3. The Bad Batch (2016) starring Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves alongside Jason Momoa was selected for Golden Lion Award. The movie was based on people who are dumped outside Texas because they are deemed as anti-social elements by the society; Jim Carrey played the role of a Hermit in the film. Jason’s performance as the Miami Man was appreciated all around. The Bad Batch to was a box office bomb, but received some positive response from the critics.

Apparently, I have not seen any TV series that Jason has worked in, so I am not writing about it. Moreover, I am really hoping that in two weeks time, I will add a paragraph more on Jason Momoa’s performance in Aquaman film.

Written by: Mirza Yusuf Faiyaz & Absar Ahmad

How 50+ Stars Still Rule Bollywood?

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Some say age is nothing but just a number. Over the years, in our part of the world, it is believed that with age your popularity diminishes. However, some of our beloved Bollywood actors have defied this belief with flying colours. Recently, I watched some movies on India’s second-biggest OTT platform, ZEE5 and came up with an idea of writing an article on Bollywood stars who are over the age of 50 and still doing well in the industry.

While writing, I chose 4 actors to features in this article:

1.Akshay Kumar: At 51, Akshay Kumar’s box office prowess is all but increasing with every film. For the record, his last 3 movies–Gold, Padman & Toilet: Ek Prem Katha–have all been box office hits, earning more than double of their budgets. Padman, in particular, was highly praised by critics and public alike as it is based on a topic which is considered a taboo in our part of the world–female sanitary pads.

Akshay has evolved over the years from being an action hero to a comedy star and of late shedding some much-needed attention towards social issues on screen. One reason behind his continued success can be attributed to his disciplined lifestyle. For example, he is known to be incredibly punctual during shoots and has a strict policy of not working on Sundays! The actor is also very conscious of his health and ensures that his shoots start early morning and finish before night so that he can have a good sleep.

2. Shahrukh Khan: The name is synonymous with Bollywood for many foreign countries. With over 280 awards in his cabinet, he is described by the Los Angeles Times as perhaps “The World’s Biggest Movie Star“. Shahrukh has won 8 Filmfare Awards, in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role, the most by any actor.

The 52-year-old actor started his journey with films like Deewana, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge and Dil Toh Pagal Hai to name a few, and successfully established himself as the leading romantic actor in 1990s. Over the last few years, he has played some mature characters too. His latest movie, Zero is slated to release later this year, has already generated a lot of buzz in the B-town.

3. Aamir Khan: Popularly known as Mr Perfectionist in the Hindi film industry. Aamir has to his credit, India’s highest grossing movie – Dangal, the only movie so far to have crossed the figure of 2,000 crores ($300 million). Aamir, 53 is still considered a potent force in Bollywood because of his commercial as well as public value. His forthcoming movie, Thugs of Hindostan is made with a budget of 300 crores and is set to hit the screens early next month.

American magazine, Newsweek named him as “the biggest movie star” in the world. Aamir has won 9 Filmfare Awards and 4 National Film Awards, besides being nominated for an Academy Award.

4. Salman Khan: Another superstar of Bollywood, who is in his 50s, Salman has a crazy following of fans. Salman’s market value can be assessed by the fact that in 2015 Forbes listed him as the highest ranked Indian with earnings of $33.5 million in the list of Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers in the world.

Known as ‘Bhaijaan’ to his fans, the actor has done roles ranging from a sanskari beta to macho man to a humble do-gooder. Three of his movies (Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan) have been listed in top 10 highest grossing movies of Bollywood. Salman also does philanthropic activities through his charity non-profit organisation, Being Human.

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Image source: Official Facebook pages of the stars mentioned in the article.

Written by: Absar Ahmad

Two Explanations of Stree Movie’s Climax

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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.

 

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Two-Explanations-of-Stree-Movie-Climax

Scenario Two: Shraddha Kapoor is Stree

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!

Photos source: Shraddha Kapoor’s Official Facebook Page.

Written by: Absar Ahmad

Patriotic Movies Based on Real Life Events

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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.

  1. 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  2. 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  3. 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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     Written by: Absar Ahmad