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A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsPhillauri, produced under the banner of Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films, stars Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma in the lead roles. The film happens to be the directorial debut of Anshai Lal who has previously served as Assistant Director on big projects like Chak de! India (2007) and Housefull (2010).Ever since the trailer of Phillauri came out anticipation surrounding the release of the film has been quite strong. Alas, Phillauri fails to live up to its pre-release hype!In this article, we will look at the various flaws and weaknesses that hamper Phillauri.1. Weak DirectionPh...
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  March 25, 2017, 7:14 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsAnaarkali of Aarah is the story of a female singer notorious for singing double meaning, erotic songs. The role, essayed by Swara Bhaskar, has a strong feministic appeal. Written and directed by journalist turned filmmaker Avinash Das, Anaarkali of Aarah endeavors to highlight the hypocrisies and double standards prevalent in our society. Anaarkali of Aarah co-stars Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjay Mishra. In this article, we will look at various aspects of Anaarkali of Aarah that make is a unique watch.1. Swara Bhaskar’s bold performanceSwara plays a challenging character in the movie. Her triumph at ...
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  March 24, 2017, 8:39 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSameer Arora and Shamata Anchan who play Kabir Miranda and Myra Kohli in Bin Kuch KaheA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught up with Sameer Arora and Shamata Anchan who play Kabir Miranda and Myra Kohli, respectively, in Zee TV's 'Bin Kuch Kahe'. Interview of Shamata Anchan:1. Tell us something your character from Bin Kuch KaheAns. Myra Kohli is an aspiring journalist, she lives in Jaipur with her mother & three sisters. The show is about her bond with her family & how she bumps into Sameer Arora's character Kabir Miranda who she goes on to freelance for. Their rapport starts with that of hate but a few gestures from Kabir towards my characte...
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  March 21, 2017, 9:54 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsTrapped is a survival thriller directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Produced under the banner of Phantom Films, Trapped stars Rajkummar Rao in the lead role of a man who gets trapped in a deserted apartment in Mumbai with no hope of escape or survival. In this article, we will look at various factors that make Trapped a must-watch thriller.For a film that's set in a room for the most part and doesn't feature much dialogue, acting becomes a major challenge. For a movie like this to work, it is important that the character manages to make the audience root for him/her at all times. It is here that Rajku...
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  March 18, 2017, 10:18 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Aatreyee DharFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsDirector Orlando von Einsiedel, in his 40 min documentary feature, interlinks an emerging narrative about a confederation of ordinary civilians who have vouched for eternity to save lives when the entire nation of Syria, brazen with the harrowing aftermath of plutocratic and zealotry spiked civil war that continues to target innocent civilians without rhyme or reason. This short documentary feature shot by Khaled Khateeb, one of the members of the White Helmets, chose to stay ensconced in their humanitarian exigencies when he was cordially invited and issued a valid VISA to attend the ceremony echoes...
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  March 13, 2017, 3:18 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Rohith RajuFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsMaanagaram/Nagaram -- one city, four stories, different mishaps, only hope is to earn a living and move forward -- has been deftly knitted with a tight yet unpredictable hyperlink narration with elements like suspense, love, hope, valour and cupidity.Kudos to the debutant for his coming of age hyperlink cinema which is highly impressive due to its lifelike performances, quirky plot lines and the unbelievable climax.The film depicts the story of four people who face agony just because of one another. There is Sri, a newcomer to the city, who always faces misfortunes. And there is Sundeep Kishan, an aggre...
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  March 13, 2017, 1:12 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsBadrinath Ki Dulhania is an Indian rom-com written and directed by Shashank Khaitan. Co-produced by Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar, and Apoorva Mehta under the banner of Dharma Productions, Badrinath Ki Dulhania stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. The film costars Sahil Vaid, Rituraj Singh, and Gauahar Khan. Badrinath Ki Dulhania is the second installment in the franchise that started with the 2014 rom-com Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. However, the plot and characters are entirely different. Badrinath Ki Dulhania presents the tale of a Jhansi boy who falls in love with a girl from Kota. But...
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  March 13, 2017, 12:26 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureHoli is finally here! But even as many across the nation celebrate the festival of colours with full zeal, there are a few people who have to continue working. Oh well, we aren’t talking about us! Our TV celebrities maybe busy shooting for their running projects, but that didn’t stop them from celebrating Holi on the sets with their co-stars! Their hectic schedule rarely gives them free time for fun and celebrations. This Holi, however, TV actors Simran Khanna was seen celebrating Holi on the set of Zee TV show Sanyukt with her cast and crew member. On the day of Holi she has decided to take a break from work and celebrate the festival o...
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  March 12, 2017, 5:09 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureEating six times per day instead of traditional three times prevents our body from overeating and helps lose weight, as long as the food we eat is healthy and in small amounts. The one disadvantage of this six-meals-a-day plan is that it’s difficult to stick to when you’re working busy hours and sometimes don’t even have time for two proper meals, let alone six. A great alternative we have these days are the meal replacement shakes. They provide us with the essential macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, which our body needs for healthy functioning and the energy boost.The meal replacement shakes are various not only in flavors. Special needs are also ta...
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  March 12, 2017, 4:21 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureTiger Shroff has completed just three years in Bollywood, and he already has a huge number of fan following. Tiger's fan are of all age groups. But more are especially among the younger audiences. He is one of the few actors who have fan clubs that are extremely active on social media.In fact, one of his fan clubs has a verified fan-page account on Facebook as well. There are times when tiger hasn't uploaded anything but his fans retrieve the videos and images of him via his team. These fan clubs are updated about Tiger’s projects. They regularly post interesting facts, anecdotes, and pictures of the actor. Also, they post kick-boxing, dance an...
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  March 11, 2017, 10:05 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature100 Pipers#PlayForACause is set to take a giant leap forward with the world famous British band Dire Straits performing live in India for the very first time. The renowned band had become the veteran rock & rollers in the 1980s by achieving global album sales of over 100 million and as many as three Britt awards.It’s not going to be an ordinary tour, for the iconic band would support 100 Pipers‘Play For A Cause’ initiative focused around providing sustainable drinking water to the villagers in Rajasthan.The upcoming event in India would witness performances from the original Dire Straits band members Chris White (sax, flute, percussions, vocals) and C...
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  March 10, 2017, 3:02 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAfter the huge success of the series of four films Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan aka MSG's next film Jattu Engineer was formally launched on Tuesday. Father-Daughter's (Saint MSG and his daughter Honeypreet Insan) film is going to be a comedy film directed by Dr. MSG himself. It was inaugrated with the rituals of lighting the earthen lamps, coco-nut, and film Slogan imprinted balloons were launched into the air and by giving autographs. As per Saint MSG's press conference held on the occasion, he stated Jattu Engineer is a comedy movie and the story is set in a village that is very backward. There is a schoo...
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  March 9, 2017, 1:14 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSwara Bhaskar performed live during the music launch of her upcoming release Anarkali of Aarah in Delhi. Present at the event was another character of the movie, Pankaj Tripathi.As per the live performance, Swara as Anarkali shared the same environment as in the film: same song, same stage, same peppy costume, with a glittery Holi touch involved to perk up the atmosphere around.Promodome Motion Pictures' Anarkali of Aarah featuring Swara Bhaskar, revolves around the story of an erotic singer from Aarah in Bihar, who is known for her double meaning songs. Happy go lucky star performer of her band is confident and energetic. Whereas, her life ...
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  March 6, 2017, 8:43 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA Potpourri of Vestiges caught up with singer Jubin Nautiyal who was in Delhi for the launch of his new song 'Haaye Dil'. In his young career, Nautiyal has already managed to carve a niche for himself as a playback singer, having already sung for the likes of Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, etc. Some of the highlights of Nautiyal's career are Jolly LLB 2's 'Bawara Mann', Kaabil's 'Kaabil Hoon', and Bajrangi Bhaijaan's 'Zindagi'.Excerpts:Tell us about the title 'Haaye Dil' and the inspiration behind it.When I was a college student I did a mistake of breaking somebody's heart. I regret that. I made this song so that I never do something like that ever ...
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  March 6, 2017, 1:35 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureMunna Bhai of Bollywood, Sanjay Dutt, the sizzling actress Aditi Rao Hydari and Shekhar Suman promoted their upcoming movie “Bhoomi” along with director Omung Kumar and producer Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Singh in Agra.'Bhoomi' is an emotional, revenge drama movie which explores the relationship between a father and daughter.The film is being shot in Agra only. After a long time Sanju Baba is coming back to the silver screen with ‘Bhoomi’.While talking to the media from Delhi, Sanjay Dutt told that “Bhoomi is an incredible journey for me and glad to face the camera after a long time. It was pleasure to return and ‘Bhoomi’ is a film that everyone wi...
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  March 5, 2017, 6:34 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA Potpourri of Vestiges caught up with actor Sidhant Gupta who is shooting in Agra for his upcoming film Bhoomi. Having already established himself as a popular face on Indian television thanks to shows like Tashan-E-Ishq and Jhalak Dikhhla Ja, Sidhant is set to make his Bollywood debut, starring opposite Aditi Rao Hydari, in Sanjay Dutt's comeback film Bhoomi, directed by Omung Kumar, the famed director of Mary Kom and Sarbjit.Excerpts:We are eager to know about your role in Bhoomi. Why don't you unveil the mystery surrounding your part in the movie? I cannot actually. I wish you could ask this question to the producers. All I can tell you is that I play ...
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  March 4, 2017, 10:36 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsAmid a calamity it is easier to get occupied in the higher priority task of saving lives. To unearth stories from such sensitive situation gives us hope, strength and inspiration to persist. Patriots Day traverses through various stories of the brave citizens of Boston who displayed immense courage, their will unperturbed as they came back stronger than ever from the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. As someone rightly said in hindsight, we are not the victims of violence, but rather, we are the ambassadors of peace.The first half of Patriots Day introduces us to a few individual stories and how they a...
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  March 4, 2017, 7:40 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIf you don’t know already, Malavath Purna is the youngest girl to summit the Mt. Everest. What’s so special about her journey? She was only 13 years old when she conquered it, on 25thMay, 2014. She hails from Nizamabad district, Telangana. She is also a tribal girl and her parents are farm labourers.Rahul Bose was ashamed at himself for his ignorance about this story, when the writer Prashant Pandey approached him to play a part in the movie. Rahul Bose was so moved that he ended up directing and producing it, apart from acting. “Her story needs to be told to the world” were his words today.In PVR Juhu today, Rahul Bose, along with Amit Patni, Co-produc...
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  March 3, 2017, 11:21 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA Potpourri of Vestiges caught up with actor Sahil Vaid who is in Delhi to promote his upcoming film Badrinath Ki Dulhania. One of the most exciting young and upcoming actors in the country, Sahil enjoys a parallel career as a successful voice artist who has dubbed for several national and international projects, including Deadpool, Beauty and the Beast, and Ant-Man.Excerpts:What kind of role are you essaying in Badrinath Ki Dulhania?I play a character named Somnath who is a childhood buddy of Varun Dhawan’s character Badrinath. The two characters share a very strong bond and are like brothers. Interestingly, while Somnath refers to Lord Shiva, Badrinath is L...
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  March 3, 2017, 1:02 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn 2005, the Indian film genre of crime and entertaining family drama was shaken up with a new benchmark presented by maverick director Ram Gopal Varma with his blockbuster hit Sarkar. Starring thespian Amitabh Bachchan as the Godfather-esque patriarch of the city aka Subhash Nagre, the film's stellar success saw a second installment in 2008 with Sarkar Raj, firmly establishing it as one of the most impact franchises of Indian cinema. After more than eight years, the franchise is back with Amitabh Bachchan's ubiquitous fury, his trademark intimidating stares, highly memorable one-liners, complemented by a crescendo of haunting music!The hugely anticipated Sarka...
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  March 2, 2017, 5:38 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Tanmay ShuklaThe general standards of the current Indian Television shows, specially fiction, is not very high. Unlike Bollywood, where there is a gradual shift in trend, the silver screen is slowly descending into oblivion with its obsolete thinking. Reality shows are more favourable. With the rise in OTT (Over-the-top) applications and services like Hotstar, Voot, Amazon Prime, Netflix and obviously the pervasive YouTube, not just the current but also the techno-friendly older generations looking for better content are also switching from the stale cable TV to something fresh and in accord with their tastes.Sony Pictures Networks (SPN, India) and BBC World...
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  March 2, 2017, 9:11 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy SAARFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsWolverine is to X-Men what Iron Man is to Avengers. This muscular, indestructible, adamantium claws bearing superhero has appeared in multiple movies of the X Men franchise. Director James Mangold has made the most of this movie, being R rated, depicting the graphic visuals without any hesitation. Logan is a highly violent movie consisting vicious killings, infinite stabbings and time to time popping of heads after being detached from the body. This is not a movie for those who prefer cute action with comic reliefs from characters like Deadpool. If you are going to watch this movie, which by the way is somethi...
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  March 2, 2017, 1:46 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAfter establishing a jewelry empire that is today considered India's crowning glory across international shores, Rajiv Arora and Rajesh Ajmera, founders of Indian jewelry House Amrapali, were guests of the Queen at a reception held on Monday 27th February, 2017, at Buckingham Palace to mark the start of the UK-India Year of Culture.Honored to be recognized by the Queen, Amrapali was the only jewelry house from India to be present at the event, reiterating the brand’s forte of recreating the great India design story. On meeting the founders, The Queen fondly remembered her Jaipur visit in 1961, while The Duchess of Cambridge,...
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  March 2, 2017, 12:32 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA.R Foundation and Niveditha Foundation organized the award function Humanity Achievers Awards in Delhi. The function endeavored to recognize those people who have done well in their fields. Asha Hooda, the mother of actor Randeep Hooda was awarded by Lifetime Achievements awards. Also the Managing Director of Effective Communication, Usha Mishra, was awarded by the leading PR award of North India in Bollywood.There is beauty in every human being which is his real legacy. It is a different matter that the person is being ignorant by his own skill or else her skill does not get the attention till the world does not salute his talent. This is the only reason mill...
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  February 28, 2017, 10:54 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureArt For Peace Awards was hosted and given in Mumbai, where Munni Irone Hollywood celebrity personality from Beverly Hills flew into Mumbai to honour CINTAA Association and Satish Reddy from World News Network to create a bridge between Hollywood, Bollywood, and Tollywood. She honoured the Art For Peace Awards to CINTAA group which caters to ten thousand Actors from Bollywood for which the award was received by Ms. Sahila Chadhda on behalf of CINTAA. Munni Irone wanted to promote peace with a unique and emotional event by connecting us all to the universe with one message of peace. It is Ms. Munni’s desire to create the world that works for...
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  February 28, 2017, 10:29 pm
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