Bulbbul, Krishna and his Leela and the rest of the box office

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  2. In this exclusive interview with journalist Mayank Shekhar, one of India’s greatest writer-directors ever, Anurag Kashyap, tells the most fun stories from his own life! From working with the Bhatts to his struggling days in Mumbai, meeting Martin Scorsese, and much more, Anurag Kashyap spills the beans on all the memorable incidents in his life.

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  3. Please, please, please, NOT Morgan Freeman; I will be crushed. The definition of CLASS in Hollywood…

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    On one occasion, she says, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear”. Alan Arkin, a co-star on the film, reportedly told Freeman to stop. “Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say,” the accuser, who chose to remain anonymous, added.

    Another woman, who was part of the production staff on the 2012 heist thriller Now You See Me, alleges that Freeman harassed her and an assistant by make crude comments about their bodies.

    “We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted,” she said.

    In a statement, Freeman said: “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected – that was never my intent.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/24/morgan-freeman-sexual-harassment-accusations-claims-women

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  5. Tera Khoon Kab ( Fir sey ) Khaulega Satyam ? LOL!!

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  6. Now Amish has his own thread ( In addition to Sanjeev Sanyal and Great Bong )

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  7. BULBBUL: It’s been a while where I have watched a movie 2 times back to back. It was possible coz of its short length of 90 mins. Totally loved and even though not perfect(near the ending), it has enough meat and great script, extraordinary sets and camerawork, you would be hard to blink anywhere in the movie. The dialogues are very smartly written and background score is also brilliant and haunting. Overall, recommended watch and its on Netflix!

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    • Thanks. Horror movie? If it is too much of flesh and gore, can’t see..

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      • It is not at all a horror film, not sure why it’s being wrongly publicized. It has little gore(just 1 scene) but overall very layered feminist drama!

        I want to add that Tripti in title role of Bulbbul is simply great performance and would love to see her more. It’s her 2nd movie with same leading actor of her debut Laila Majnu, Avinash Tiwary here!

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  9. Krishna and Leela is boring.
    Kadakh is interesting on sonyliv.

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    • first Vikrant Massey in A Death in the Gunj and now this. Ranvir Shourey is becoming witness to suicides by Gun shot

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  10. Amitabh Bachchan fondly recalled his co-star running around ‘enthusiastically ready to carry my bags for me’ while filming a blink-and-miss scene for his first film.

    Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan revealed how Mithun’s entry on the sets of Om Shanti Om, where he pitches in an appearance along with 30 other Bollywood stars, caused a near stampede.

    ‘All the light boys and spot boys rushed to take pictures and autographs,’ she stated in its ‘making of’ video.

    These are lovely memories.

    But when we think of Mithun Chakraborty, we rarely think of his collaborators.

    No, we think of his fans whose love, loyalty and excitement for his erratic, eclectic cinema, going the whole hog between terrific to trashy, led to the cult of Mithun Chakraborty, the people’s hero.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/special/the-cult-of-mithun-chakraborty/20200616.htm

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  11. Abhishek continued, “I’m thankful for it, because as it is, I was very uncomfortable doing romantic scenes. So I’m not comfortable doing any intimate scenes, and I’d rather not.” The actor has said that he has made this a stipulation. “I say that to my directors before signing on, that if there’s a scene which has a lot of physical intimacy, that’s something I’m not willing to do, so you have a choice.” He said that a 100% of the times, the directors did away with the scenes altogether. “If they say this is integral to my storytelling and they really can’t wrap their heads around doing it in a differently aesthetic way, then I say ‘look, you have a choice, I’m very happy to bow out’.”

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/abhishek-bachchan-says-he-s-lost-roles-because-of-a-no-intimate-scene-policy-which-he-follows-for-aaradhya/story-CnfI5zCFxef6xBPwYw3GgK.html

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    • Good. We dont need festivals and merriment for a while atleast.
      Let us grieve for Covid victims and others as well. Half the humanity is under some sort of home confinement.

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  12. Watched Do Paise ki dhoop Char Aane ki Baarish on netflix.
    Liked it very much Mumbai rains was never captured more beautifully as far as I am concerned.
    Beautiful story. Very good acting. And a lineup of good actors.
    What more can one as for?
    Feel good movie by Deepti Naval. Produced long back and now on netflix without theatre release
    Soothing movie.

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    • What more can one ask for?
      There is blink and miss appearance of Anoop soni. Aly Khan, Milind soman, Kunal Ganjawala, Rajendra gupta have guest appearances. And main cast consists of Manisha Koirala, Rajit Kapoor, Sanjay Naval, Makrand deshpande.
      Lovely lyrics and lots of old songs nostalgia.

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  13. sanjana Says:

    Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2 to get direct-to-OTT release, Mukesh Bhatt says ‘This is the only option left’
    Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur’s film Sadak 2 will be released online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The uncertainty around the reopening of theatres, which were shut down in the wake of coronavirus pandemic has pushed the makers to consider a digital release. “It (number of COVID-19 cases) is increasing day-by-day instead of subsiding. In this situation do you think the theatres will open? And even if they do and Sadak 2 is released, will people go to watch it? People have to protect their families. Today, life is more important,” Mukesh Bhatt told PTI.

    The producer said the team is yet to finish the shooting on the film, and they are planning to resume the work in July. “We have a two-day shoot left which we intend to begin next month. The post-production is going on in full swing simultaneously,” he added.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/alia-bhatt-s-sadak-2-to-get-direct-to-ott-release-mukesh-bhatt-says-this-is-the-only-option-left/story-CEFf246A8Uk1ntDHPKsJ9K.html

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  15. Senior Doctor, Working At Delhi’s COVID-19 Hospital, Dies
    Over 300 doctors have lost their lives since the pandemic was first reported in the country seven months ago.

    https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/senior-doctor-aseem-gupta-working-at-delhis-lok-nayak-jai-prakash-hospital-dies-of-covid-19-2253590?pfrom=home-topstories

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    • This may create satellite records now.

      A movie that would have looted the Eidi from Salman but seems he has been luckier than i thought.

      The massy poster also ascertains that this would get a theatrical release later.

      Cannot wait.

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      • Akshay will become OTT superstar now. Leaving the big screen experience for the Ace King Khans

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        • Khans are over. Films are flopping, not coming their ways.

          Colour TV got established beause of Akshay Kumar’ show they did at the beginning. Now with Laxxmi Bomb, Sadak2, Bhuj, this could be a game changer for OTT with Laxxmi leading the way.

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    • tonymontana Says:

      Looks kitschy. Not scary but OTT and grotesque.
      Brave of Akshay the big star, however, to take the online route. Wonder what’s in store for the other big films ’83 and Sooryavanshi which were expected to clock in 250 crore+ from their theatre runs.

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    • Shivaay Says:

      Rubbish! Hope the film’s better than the poster. Big screen collection & footfalls will continue to remain the only yardstick for genuine stardom unless you believe Mihir Virani is a bigger cult than Amarendra Bahubali.

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  18. tonymontana Says:

    Bulbull is a fine film.. Don’t quite understand what people were expecting from it. Eerie, wistful and backed with strong performances. A little too stylized, perhaps, which turns the focus away from storytelling. This is no Tumbbad, but yet a compelling watch

    **SPOILER ALERT**
    An unanswered question: Was the ‘badi bahu’ living as the chudail all this while after the incident? If that was the case, it’s an interesting thought, but one that is still far-fetched even for a horror movie.
    The one scene of sexual violence was, however, very disturbing for me. Left a bad taste.

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  24. Mario Puzo’s The Godfather and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 adaptation of the same were not only masterpieces by themselves, they also served as inspirations for a number of classic remakes and reinterpretations in Indian Cinema. While some films were direct remakes, others took particular aspects or characters from the classic narrative and spun their own stories out of them. Join Gautam Chintamani as he takes us through films like Feroz Khan’s Dharmatma (1975), Kamal Hassan’s Thevar Magan (1992), Maha Sangram (1990), Aatank Hi Aatank (1995) and Sarkar (2005), to understand what makes Indian filmmakers return again and again to the story of the aging Don and his family.

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    Rishi Kapoor was hospitalised for depression after failure of Karz, says Subhash Ghai
    Subhash Ghai revealed that at the time of its release in 1980, Karz was a mega disaster. Its failure pushed leading man Rishi Kapoor into depression.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/rishi-kapoor-was-hospitalised-for-depression-after-failure-of-karz-says-subhash-ghai/story-rfDKboLpxAOjUAOHdGeOMJ.html

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  27. Shivaay Says:

    The people talking about nepotism today will themselves indulge as they will want the best for their off springs. This could be a small shop in a village or a huge pharmaceutical company and if these are doing well then you will want your own to continue with them rather than selling up or letting others run it. Its called keeping it in the family as no one wants to let go of a good thing and that is irrespective if the off springs have the knowledge or talent to take the business forward.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6065

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  28. As OTT gains prominence, we need to ask if due diligence is followed by content creators specific to the Indian context- Prasoon Joshi.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/content-on-ott-platforms-moderation-india-entertainment-industry-prasoon-joshi-6484009/

    Let me reiterate, no matter how frantically we want our entertainment products to succeed, certain things must be non-negotiable. Many of us talk about women’s empowerment and give lofty lectures. However, when it comes to the portrayal of women in cinema and entertainment products, we turn a blind eye. There has to be a correction — dare one say, over-correction — in this regard. Also, we cannot, in the name of art, and for commercial gains, compromise the vulnerable section of our society like children. As makers, let’s not take clever shelter under “context” or other such nomenclature; or conveniently blame it on the audience’s muddied understanding. This should be the last justification for creators, especially when concerns loom about a trust deficit between them and the audience.
    Whilst we collectively explore the next phase, for starters, I believe we need to stop defending missteps. And with an open mind, course correct and discuss the emerging reality, genuinely and honestly.

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  29. June 30, 2000: The day Refugee released.

    J P Dutta’s film marked Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor’s arrival on the big screen.

    It wasn’t the first film that was considered to launch these star kids. Multiple directors and scripts were being sought for Abhishek’s launch while Kareena had already shot for a few days for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai.

    Destiny, of course, had other plans.

    Joginder Tuteja starts the celebrations by listing Abhishek’s Top 10 hits.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/special/20-years-on-abhishek-bachchans-biggest-hits/20200629.htm

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  34. sanjana Says:

    watched Bioscopewala on hotstar. A very good movie. Danny looked a natural as kabuliwala type which was supposed to have been played by Amitabh Bachchan. Recommended.
    Tagore would have approved!

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    • Akshay kumar stardom resonated in this discussion as the perfect model which can help the industry at 25:00
      We need to hear more industry voices to understand what Akshay Kumar is bringing on the table.
      A mini industry.

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    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/manoj-bajpayee-backs-milap-zaveri-as-he-accuses-krk-of-being-horrid-to-sushant-singh-rajput-in-past-trying-to-profit-off-a-tragedy/story-1JZvY5CGSNpwlwe4yTvqsJ.html

    Manoj Bajpayee backs Milap Zaveri as he accuses KRK of being ‘horrid’ to Sushant Singh Rajput in past: ‘Trying to profit off a tragedy’
    Actors Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Suresh Menon and Vir Das, among others, backed director Milap Zaveri after he called out self-styled critic Kamaal R Khan for using late Sushant Singh Rajput’s death for self promotion.

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    Sufiyum Sujatayum.
    Always had a special love for malayalam films. Maybe the greenery, the water, down to earth depictions drew me to malayalam films and kannada films which showcases the beauty of wayanad, malnad and other green scapes.
    Sufiyum sujatayum starts with alla hu akbar prayer sung by a young, handsome sufi. He has a master, an old man who is also a musician with an insturment, clarinet.
    A mute hindu girl, only daughter of doting parents is a teacher who teaches dance. She is attracted to the voice and prayer of sufi and falls for him too in due course.
    Their love is not approved and Sujatha is married off to a well educated and understanding person chosen by the elders. Sujatha leads a reslless life and 10 years pass by.
    And then…..
    The beauty of the film is its music, songs, dances, forbidden love and an interesting climax. A moody film with some sunshine thrown in.
    God gives pain and he also takes away the pain. I am substituting allah by the generic term god which will apply to all believers.

    On Prime.

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  39. sanjana Says:

    Arshad Warsi asks fans to buy his paintings so he could pay his Rs 1 lakh electricity bill, reserves his kidneys for next month

    Arshad Warsi is asking his fans and followers to consider buying his paintings. The actor intends to pay for his electricity bill with the amount collected.

    Hindustantimes

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  40. sanjana Says:

    Saw Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal on netflix. Timepass movie about conmen and conwomen.
    Reminded me of Dhoom 2 and Bunty aur Babli. And also Jamtara.

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    Aamir Khan and co-producer Viacom18 have decided to cancel the schedule in the light of the Sino-India clash. They are looking at other locations and considering Kargil as the venue now. The makers will take the final call in the coming weeks. As of now, Aamir won’t resume shooting before October until the situation gets stable.

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    • KRK, Rajeev Masand…..why can i predict the next stupid commentator now – BOI?

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    • The dark, disturbing world of mean and hateful ‘sly’ Bollywood insider gossip featuring Rajeev Masand, PinkVilla and others

      https://www.opindia.com/2020/07/rajeev-masand-pinkvilla-blind-gossip-sushant-singh-rajput-suicide/

      Bollywood gossip columnists and film ‘critics’ are like the mainstream media where the royal babies are pampered and given a free pass, because how dare an outsider try to lay claim on something that is inherently theirs.
      Unfortunately, Masand isn’t the only one with nasty bone. Pinkvilla, another online Bollywood gossip blog wrote a blind item on 30th May, 14 days before Rajput committed suicide. In the column titled “Guess Who: This actor has been asked to vacate his apartment after neighbours complain of his lifestyle”, Pinkvilla describes this actor as ‘weird’.

      And when he was not being painted as a molester, he was portrayed as a difficult person. Remember that Subhash K Jha’s really nasty piece in Congress mouthpiece National Herald, barely a day after Sushant committed suicide? Subhash K Jha had gone to great lengths to prove that Sushant Singh Rajput was having major psychological issues. Citing some unheard of woman as filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s close associate, Jha wrote how Mahesh Bhatt thought Sushant Singh Rajput is reaching Parvin Babi level of paranoid schizophrenia.

      Interestingly, no nasty blinds on the ‘insiders’, the star kids. These gossip columnists and film ‘critics’ are like the mainstream media where the royal babies are pampered and given a free pass, because how dare an outsider try to lay claim on something that is inherently their

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  44. Bhai, hats off to him.

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  45. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/ice-tells-foreign-students-leave-u-s-if-their-school-n1233026

    WASHINGTON — The government announced Monday that international students will not be allowed to stay in the country if the institution in which they’re enrolled is holding online-only courses this fall, and those failing to comply with the rules will risk deportation.
    Students on F-1 and M-1 visas who face such a situation “must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status,” the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said in a news release.

    Those who violate the rules “may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings,” the agency said.

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  46. Do Words Have the Power To Kill? – Apurva Asrani
    https://urbanturban21.blogspot.com/2020/07/do-words-have-power-to-kill.html

    I am among the few from the film industry that continues to question why Sushant Singh Rajput was bullied in the period leading to his death. Some of my friends have come to the conclusion that Sushant was depressed, couldn’t handle the stress that came with the movie industry, and therefore took his own life

    All sorts of nonsense was written about me. One piece claimed that I didn’t edit Satya, my first film that I also won a major editing award for. Another claimed that I didn’t co write Shahid, a film I jointly won a screenwriting award for. My name as co-writer was suddenly dropped from Shahid’s IMDB page (its still remains taken off). One portal, Spot Boye! tried to claim that even Aligarh, my most personal work, was stolen from another writer. This journalist called my writing collaborator, Ishani Banerji, and tried to get her to talk against me. When she refused, they carried a headline that seemed like she had implied that I shortchanged her. I was really upset.

    I tweeted to name the people/publications behind the sustained blind items against Sushant. I also named popular journalist Rajeev Masand in my tweets, because most of the blind items about Sushant doing the rounds, some of them incredibly mean, were written by him in his Open Magazine column. But by no means do I intend for him, or any portal to be singled out. There is a bigger system at play, with so many different kinds of characters functioning oppressively since time immemorial. How then, can one person be held responsible for Sushant’s death? But to accept this system as the norm, and to shut people up from calling out the wrong doers, that is unacceptable too.

    I am not surprised to see that I am being ostracised by many of my industry peers for taking on this fight and naming names. Besides Manoj Bajpayee (thank god for him!), not one industry person has reached out (so far), even privately, to say that they are with me. Soon, someone will try to discredit me with some slander on a portal or a tabloid. But that doesn’t scare me, I’ve seen these games played before.

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  47. sanjana Says:

    Dhoni says no to brand endorsements amid pandemic, keeps busy with organic farming
    MS Dhoni’s manager and childhood friend Mihir Diwakar gave a peek into the former India captain’s reclusive life at his home in Ranchi.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/dhoni-says-no-to-brand-endorsements-amid-pandemic-keeps-busy-with-organic-farming/story-scimy8Ta1gXMrDPDzcvhuL.html

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  48. sanjana Says:

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/dylan-obrien-star-peter-farrellys-next-movie-based-true-story/

    If sources are to be believed, Ranveer is all set to do a fourth film with his favourite director (with due respects to Aditya Chopra). That’s right. Bhansali and Ranveer are getting ready to team up again, this time for a very special appearance in the Alia Bhatt-helmed gangster drama Gangubai Kathiawadi.

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  49. Have all of the US Residents/Citizens received your economic stimulus payment as yet? I am still waiting for it. Just paper-filed my 2019 returns a couple of days back. I had sent in my 2018 paperwork as well by mail last year.

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  50. Nice.. Like Zee5, Sony Liv is not available here either !

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  51. Chitchor being made as MPKDH with digital bird and HR’s abs !! LMAO
    Great Bong on Cancel Culture

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