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    5 Debutant Pairs Who Made A Strong Collective Impact

    1.     Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia In  Bobby He was  the  bade ghar ka eklauta  beta  . She was his  nanny’s  grand daughter , and we  all know the rest. Buoyed  by  the best music score (by Laxmikant Pyarelal) ever in a teen romance of Bollywood, Bobby’s Rishi and Dimply Jodi created the  kind of craze never  seen before.Socho kabhi  aisa ho toh kya ho…haan, socho socho.

    2.     Kamal Haasan-Rati Agnihotri in Ek Duuje Ke Liye: Playing  out a tragic  Tamil-Punjabi love story to  its doomed finale  this was  one of the  most exhilarating  romances  to have been  conceived for consumption. Director K Balachander remade his own Tamil blockbuster.And the Hindi version , again  bolstered by a  chartbuster score(again, by Laxmikant-Pyarelal) the  film made instant stars  of its lead pair, though  Kamal Haasan couldn’t eventually attain the heights in Hindi that he had achieved in Tamil

    3.     Sanjay Dutt-Tina Munim in  Rocky Sanjay Dutt and his  brother-in-law  Kumar Gaurav both made their  debut at  about the same  time. Gaurav’s  Love Story was a blockbuster. Rocky did  average  business. But it was Sanjay Dutt and  Tina Munim from Rocky who catapulted  to fame. Dutt continues to have a  screen presence to this day. The songs  of Rocky  (composed by R D Burman) specially Kya yehi pyar hai play on.In fact this  is the  title  of  this week’s  new release featuring television start Karanvir Vora in  the  lead.

    4.     Ranbir Kapoor-Sonam  Kapoor in  Saawariya Though this exquisite  excursion into experimentation   failed , the lead pair under the sensitive supervision  of  Sanjay Leela  Bhansali soared  like  a dream. Ranbir  was an  instant star, taking the nation into a collective swoon as he  danced in  towel to Jab se tere naina. Sonam made a  slower but steady impact.

    5.     Meezan-Sharmin Segal in Malaal: The  latest  epistle to   that feeling called  love  is a tender  and strong  love story built around the  life in .  Though not directed  by   Sanjay Bhansali it bears  his stamp   in every frame . The  young debutants Meezan  and Sharmin Segal are refreshingly free  of  the  vain self-obsession that we see  in  today’s newcomers. They have a bright future ahead.

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    5 movies you cannot afford to miss out this weekend!

    As India’s leading Hindi General Entertainment Channel and a responsible broadcaster, Zee TV has always placed its viewers on the highest pedestal over the past 27 years.

    The channel has always kept its audience entertained through thick and thin. In fact, during this crucial phase of social distancing where each of us is fighting a battle to safeguard ourselves from the pandemic, Zee TV is ensuring that it will keep each and every one entertained while they’re stuck at their homes. This weekend as well, the channel is all set to present 5 entertaining and intriguing movies that will evoke nostalgia, laughter, patriotism, and love in the everyone’s heart. Zee TV has an interesting line up in store for its viewers, which you absolutely cannot afford to miss out on!

    # Holiday: Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha are all set to leave you captivated with their action thriller that follows the story of a soldier – Virat who witnesses a bomb blast when he returns home for a vacation. How the charismatic hero sets out to find the sleeper cells operating in Mumbai and prevent the city from another deadly attack forms the rest of the story. But will Virat and his team be able to eliminate the terrorist activities in the city? You can watch it on leasing OTT Channels or Tune in to Zee TV on Saturday, May 9th at 6 pm to find out.

    Dream Girl: Ayushman Khurrana along with Nushrat Bharucha and Annu Kapoor are all set to take you on a comical ride with Dream Girl. Revolving around the life of Karam (Ayushman), the movie will make you ROFL after Karam takes up a job at a local call centre by turning into the seductive Pooja. While he tries to speak to all his customers in a sultry female voice for boosting the sales of his company, his life completely changes and Karam lands in a series of unusual and crazy situations as the men start falling for him. Will he be able to keep his secret, or will everyone come to know about his tricks? You can watch it on leasing OTT Channels or To find out, go on a fun-filled roller coaster ride with Pooja on Saturday, May 9th at 9 pm, only on Zee TV.

    Welcome Back:  This star-studded action comedy starring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Shruti Hassan and Paresh Rawal is all set to tickle the audience’s funny bones this weekend. With the infamous duo of Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu Pandey (Anil Kapoor) giving up their criminal life to become honest businessmen in the third part of this hit franchise, everyone is left surprised. However, their attempt to become good guys is put on hold when they realise that their sister, Ranjana (Shruti) likes a local goon Ajju (John). In a hilarious turn of events, Uday and Majnu are forced to step back into the criminal world to keep them away from each other. But will they be able to keep the lovebirds at arm’s length? You can watch it on leasing OTT Channels or Watch all the entertaining twists and turns on Sunday, May 10th at 8.30 am, only on Zee TV.

    Hum Aapke Hai Koun: This Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit-starrer is a classic Bollywood family drama showcasing Prem (Salman) and Nisha’s (Madhuri) incredible love story. The cute duo falls in love at Rajesh and Pooja’s wedding and they are quite literally inseparable. However, when Pooja is about to inform their family about this good news, in a rather strange turn of events, she passes away. After this tragedy, Nisha’s family asks her to marry Rajesh, but she is not ready for the union. But for his brother’s sake, Prem asks Nisha to forget him and marry Rajesh. Fate and love take turns to bring Prem and Nisha together. But will they end up together or will Nisha marry Rajesh? You can watch it on leasing OTT Channels or Watch this sweet, emotional drama on Sunday, May 10th at 11.30 am, only on Zee TV.

    Kesari: Based on an incredibly true story of the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897, this Akshay Kumar-starrer will evoke the spirit of patriotism in your mind and soul. You can watch it on leasing OTT Channels or Zee TV or Watch this epic historical on Sunday, May 10th at 9 pm, only on Zee TV!

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    Top 10 Most Deadly Poisons In The World!

    Poisons have been feared by people throughout human history. They have been considered in the past and still today as an economical and swift way of murder or even suicide. The use of poisons is not only limited to negative use but various poisons have positive usage in the medical and chemical industry. But even if the positive use of poisons is increased still its use in activities like suicide and crimes cannot be ignored. Not all poisons exist naturally; some of them are man made by way of chemical experimentation. We have prepared a list of the Top 10 Most Deadly Poisons In The World.

    Top 10 Most Deadly Poisons In The World

    10). Arsenic

    Arsenic poisoning is caused due to elevated levels of arsenic in the human body. This increase in the levels of arsenic in the blood may occur due to various reasons, the most common being: drinking water. The symptoms of arsenic poisoning at first are very mild like dizziness and headaches and later they may result into diarrhea and ultimately death. It is estimated that around 137 million people are exposed to elevated levels of arsenic due to drinking water.

    Arsenic

    9). Ethylene glycol

    Ethylene glycol is a very common organic compound mostly used in chemical labs and chemical industries. It does not have any smell or color but has a sweet taste which makes it especially dangerous for animals and children. If a fixed amount of Ethylene glycol is ingested it may result in organ failure starting from, kidneys, the heart and ultimately shutting down of the nervous system. According to American Association of Poison Control Centers around 1000 people were reported to be victims to ethylene glycol poisoning , 16 of them resulting in death.

    8). Sodium Fluoroacetate

    Sodium Fluoroacetate is a salt which is very similar to sodium chloride in taste but in toxicity it is far ahead. It is commonly used as a pesticide and may affect both humans and animals. If a human is exposed to its poisoning the symptoms start from headache, vomiting and fever and later if no treated is done they may turn to cardiac problems and ultimately into a coma. Once a person goes into coma death may occur due to the failure of respiratory system. It is estimated that 2 to 10 milligrams of Sodium Fluoroacetate is lethal for humans.

    7). Mercury

    Mercury is a chemical element most commonly used in thermometers. Its symbol is Hg and it is one of the most toxic poisons in the world. The main threat of mercury poisoning is not by ingesting it but instead it gets absorbed through skin into the blood stream. The most common victims to mercury poisoning are factory workers who may develop tremors in their body parts like the tongue, lips and hands. These tremors later result into violent spasms and ultimately into death. Other symptoms of such poisoning can be loss of memory and extreme depression.

    6). Dioxin

    Dioxins are a group of toxic chemical compounds with extreme toxic nature. It is estimated that a few drops of totally pure dioxin is enough to kill a human being. Other results of poisoning to dioxin may be the disfiguring and severe irritation of skin. Dioxin is sixth most deadly poison available in the market .

    5). Amatoxin

    Amatoxin is a combination of various toxic chemical compounds. It is highly toxic if ingested and it directly affects the liver then later other vital organs like kidneys. It is estimated that only 0.1 mg of Amatoxin is lethal for humans. One of the most common sources of its poisoning is eating of poisonous mushrooms.

    4). Strychnine

    Strychnine is another toxic chemical which is mostly fatal for humans and animals. Unlike other poisons its symptoms are more deadly. They start from uncontrolled muscle movements of the face and neck and later these movements spread to the entire body. The person affected by it may experience a peculiar metallic taste in the mouth and sever uneasiness and depression. Death is mostly caused due to respiratory failure. It may take around 24 hours from the point of its ingestion to death.

    3). Tetrodotoxin

    Tetrodotoxin is a type of toxin which directly affects the nervous system. It is extremely toxic and so far no antidote has been developed for its cure. If a person falls victim to its poisoning then the process of slow death starts and it may take several weeks or days for death to come. An idea about its toxic nature can be made from the fact that only 25 milligrams of Tetrodotoxin is lethal for humans.

    2). Cyanide

    The second most deadly poison in the world is cyanide. It is another toxic material which proved fatal for both humans and animals. If ingested its symptoms start from uneasiness in breathing and tremors and may later result into the coma. Death may be caused due to cardiac arrest. Another symptom of its poisoning is that the skin color of the victim may change to pink in color. It is estimated that 1.5 mg of cyanide is enough to kill a human being.

    1). Botulinum

    Botulinum is a type of protein and it is considered the most deadly toxic compound in the world for both humans and animals. The most common cause of its poisoning is the use of unhygienic and old meat products because the protein in meat releases this toxin into the meat and once it is ingested. On one side it is toxic but on the other side it is very commonly used for the sure of various medical diseases. It may cause botulism which may result in paralysis and ultimately death.

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    Top 10 Most Disgusting Food Items!

    Everyone know that food is the second most necessary part of life without it no one can live a long run life . From prehistoric life to today’s life men  still hunting for food .

    I f we talk about today’s modern life we have infinite variety of food available to fulfill our wishes . Every culture have their own way to make their food tasty and unique mean that every culture has a health food background.Here in the world people change their taste of food every day spicy to simple and simple to spicy but i am going to present you a best list of top 10 most disgusting food items which can be titled as Food Blunders. No one wished to eat that type of food from heart.

    9. Rocky Mountain Oysters:

    What do you think if some one serve you testicles ? Have you ever tried to eat that at least i did once.

    Rocky Mountain oysters, or mountain oysters, or meat balls, also known as prairie oysters in Canada (French: animelles), is a dish made of bull testicles. The organs are often deep-fried after being skinned, coated in flour, pepper and salt, and sometimes pounded flat. This delicacy is most often served as an appetize

    Rocky Mountain oysters

    8. Bitter Gourd And Shrimp:

    Some people like bitter taste but at least i am not that kind of person are you ? Once my friend invited me at dinner and she served me this meal and when i first tasted it i thought i should prefer dying than eating such typy of bitter crap food.

    Bitter Gourd And Shrimp

    7. Hasma:

    Did you ever heard about that food dish named as Hasma.It is a Chinese dessert made from the dried fallopian tubes of frogs. Yup this is made with the reproductive organs of frog and sold in a dried strunken form in the end some sugar is added is that dish to give them a special sweetness.

    Hasma

    6. Lute fisk

    The other name of lute fish is Lye Fish since it is prepared from lye soda. This disgusting food is made from dried / salted white fish and lye.If you want to eat that fish then don’t try to over cook that meal because after over cooking lye present in that food makes this meal a soap.

    Lute fisk

    5. Casu Marzu:

    This dish named as casu marzu is made from Sheep Milk and is mailnly found in Italy.Due to larvae is present in  this dish it is very famous in Italy. Do you want to eat insect alive? Because larvae changed to insect in your intestine if this dish will not digest and very harmful for intestine and health.

    Casu Marzu

    4. Ox-Penis:

    This disgusting food item is at number 4 in my list . It shows every thing from its name that it is made from the penis of ox . I shocked to heard about that but it is really true. In a few oriental countries it is eaten without cooked and as a raw or sometime after deep frying in oil, The believe of Chinese that After eating Ox Penis they will get a great skin and it will increase the longevity.

    Ox-Penis

    3. Balut:

    Balut is commonly available in Philippines and Vietnam ,  it is made from an egg with a fertilized duck embryo which is boiled alive.

    Just imagine that if you are waiting for your breakfast at table and this this fertilized duck embryo with boiled egg eil served you in your plate. How pathetic it will be ??

    Balut

    2. Escamoles:

    Now we are talking about the second most disgusting food item in my list which is Escamoles, these are larvae of ants harvested from the roots of mascals Which is a plant found in Mexico. They have to digg to feet down to reach a single nest of larvae . Precaution are very necessary Because ants bites are very painful.

    Escamoles

    1. Pacha:

    It is very common and traditional dish in Iraq made from the Sheep’s Head, Trotters And Stomach. all boiled slowly and served with the bread, how irritating it is to eat stomach , Pacha is well known in Kuwait and other Gulf Countries.In Iran it is names as Kale Pacha.

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    4 Encounter Specialists whose lives have been portrayed on screen

    Encounter specialists, police officers and Army personnel are constantly risking their lives for the country and its people – without ever knowing our names or faces. But if we were asked to name any officer who has risked their life for us, we wouldn’t be able to name any. Yes, their characters inspire films, but do we remember the real names of the officers?

    So today, we have created a list of encounter specialists and their real names as well as where you can watch their story.

    1.        Navniet Sekera – Best known for bringing down the organized crime rates in UP in the early 2000s, this IPS Officer’s brave tales inspired the makers of MX Original Series Bhaukaal to put together a 10 episodic show based on true life events. Set against the backdrop of Muzaffarnagar, the then ‘crime capital of India’ – this series tells the tale of how this courageous officer (played by Mohit Raina) goes on a clean-up drive to punish criminals, battles local influential personalities and re-establishes the faith of the common man in the law.

    2.       Daya Nayak – An encounter specialist who has executed over 83 criminals, including that of Chhota Rajan’s gang members. He was a member of the detection unit and took down many gangsters of the Mumbai underworld. The movie Ab Tak Chhappan is based on Daya Nayak’s life. Films like Risk and Department have overtones form his life as well

    3.       Aftab Ahmed Khan – He is a former IPS officer, known for his encounter killings of gangsters in Mumbai. He’s the officer who led the Lokhandwala complex operation. Based on which, is the 2007 movie Shootout at Lokhandwala. The movie carefully depicts the gun battle between the Mumbai police and the gangsters

    4.      Sanjeev Kumar Yadav – He is known for his role in the 2008 Operation Batla House. The movie Batla House starring John Abrahim is based on Sanjeev Yadav’s life, tracing the events of the Batla house encounter. The movie also puts light on the allegations of the encounter being fake

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    Male-dominated revenge stories are old-school, here’s a list of shows & movies where women headlined the plot!

    Iconic films such as Shootout at Lokhandwala, Raees, Shoutout at Wadala, One Upon a Time in Mumbai, etc… are stories based on the lives of gangsters, underworld dons and mafia that rules the city. One thing common about these stories are its leads which are primarily male dominated characters. How often do we come across stories and plots that highlight the life journey of the women, especially set against the backdrop of the underworld? Women, who went all out and created a world for themselves. Not many, right?

    Here’s a list of the top movies / series which bring to the fore women who take the lead, either to seek revenge for their loved ones or to create a dynasty for themselves:

    1.        Andhadhun – A film that went on to win the National Award in the year 2019, Andhadhun traces the journey of Akash, a piano player who pretends to be visually impaired, unknowingly witnesses a murder leading to a drastic change of events in his life, now having to report a crime that he never actually witnessed. Ayushmann Khurrana who played the role of Akash also won the National Award for the Best Actor. The film is directed by Sriram Raghavan and also stars Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan, amongst others

    2.       Ek Thi Begum – A revenge drama series directed by Sachin Darekar which sees Anuja Sathe play the role of Ashraf Bhatkar aka Sapna. Based on true incidents, the series is set in the 1980s in Mumbai, a time when organized crime was at its peak. ‘Ek thi Begum’ chronicles the life of a beautiful, gutsy woman whose life changed when the city’s biggest don Maqsood (Ajay Gehi) turned responsible for the death of her husband Zaheer (Ankit Mohan).

    3.       Gangubai Khatiawadi – A much awaited film ‘Gangubai Khatiawadi’ sees glam-queen Alia Bhatt in the lead and is based on the story of an Indian criminal, don, sex-worker, businesswoman, all-in-all, a highly controversial figure from Kathiawar. The poster of the film was out recently and went viral on social and online media. The film is set to release this year

    4.      Bandit Queen – A biographical film based on the real life of ‘Phoolan Devi’ was a light-bearer of such films in the history of Indian Cinema. Released in the year 1994, the film traced the journey of a woman who belonged to a lower caste who faced sexual abuse and discrimination in society. Leading to a turn of events, she went on to become the leader of a gang. The film was directed by Shekhar Kapur and starred Seema Biswas as the title character

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    From Heer Ranjha to DDLJ, 5 reasons why watching these evergreen blockbusters is the best thing to do while you stay safe at home!

    Practicing social distancing is the need of the hour. While we’re doing our best by staying home, many of us are missing going to the theatres and watching our favourite superstars on the big-screen. However, Sony MAX2 is here to keep you occupied and entertained with some of the most entertaining blockbusters from Hindi cinema on Indian television!

    Check out 5 reasons how can you make the best out of your stay-at-home routine watching evergreen blockbusters on Sony MAX2:

    1)     Re-visit iconic films by super hit Bollywood jodis

    It is always amazing to see Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in their evergreen films.  Bollywood jodis like Amitabh – Jaya, Dharmendra – Jitendra, SRK- Kajol have ruled our hearts for the longest and are still continuing to do the same. Why not make the best use of quarantine and re-visit some iconic jodis once again? There’s a treasure of such films from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dharam-Veer to Gurudev available just a blink away.

    2)    Tickle your funny bone with Govinda’s refreshing comedy

    Life is too short to be gloomy and intense. So if you’re in the mood for some chuckles and LOL moments, look no further! Catch the list of Govinda’s best comedy movies of all time for a happiness booster. If you haven’t watched Govinda’s Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya, you are surely missing out on something. We bet you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen for a moment when Govinda is on it. Catch Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare and many other Govinda hits on Sony MAX2 throughout the month.

    2) Shake leg with Madhuri Dixit and Karishma Kapoor

    Back then, it wasn’t everyday that we got to see two big heroines come together for a film and it was in 1997, that Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor came together on screen for Dil To Pagal Hai. Right from their intense dance face off to their glamorous looks for the film, one reason to watch Dil To Pagal Hai is simply because of these two lovely actresses. There’s a lot more in the pocket for Madhuri Dixit fans from Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, Mujrim to Dil Toh Pagal Hai.

    3)    Catch best of the patriotic films

    If you are someone who has finished watching action, drama, romance and comedy, you can definitely tune in to some best patriotic films of all time. Sony MAX2 brings to you some exciting list of patriotic films – Sainik, Indian and Tiranga starring some of the biggest superstars like Sunny Deol, Mamta Kulkarni, Nana Patekar amongst others.

    4)    Some Bindu and Zeenat Amaan specials for old times’ sake

    I bet you can never get bored of old good films by 70s and 80s superstars – Zeenat Amaan, Bindu, Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan and the list continues. Catch Biwi Ho Toh Aisi, Dharam Veer, Don and other blockbuster hits from your living room.

    Movies you can’t afford to miss this month!

    MovieDateTime
    Heer RanjhaMay 097 pm
    TirangaaMay 177 pm
    Dilwale Dulhaniya Le JayengayMay 207 pm
    Jamai RajaMay 274 pm
    Dil Toh Pagal HaiMay 294 pm
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    Must Watch 6 Bollywood Cricket films during the lockdown!

    Skip the lockdown blues with these power-packed, inspiring films for all the cricket fan in you

    With the lockdown slowly turning us into unwilling homebodies, a good number of us yearn for that adrenaline rush you get from playing a sport out in the open. India’s obsession with cricket is no secret, so despite the streets being empty, we have a solution for  cricket-fans to feel that familiar excitement and energy. These six films, we have listed below are a must-watch on a cricket lover’s list if you’re looking to experience that drama, suspense, and tension between the bat and ball, till you can actually wield one in the street. 

    Sachin: A Billion Dreams 

    Cricket films: Sachin: A Billion Dreams 

    Chronicling a stellar 24-year-old journey of India’s greatest cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin: A Billion Dreams was easily the most anticipated film for cricket fans in 2017. A docudrama sports film was made over an extensive four years and starred the cricket God of India himself with real-life footage of the cricketer’s childhood and iconic matches. Produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Shrikant Bhasi under the banners 200 NotOut Productions and Carnival Motion Pictures, it was well-received for the substantial detail it showcased and the never-known before nuggets on Sachin. Directed by James Erskine, the film is available on the Sony Live app for those who want to know what makes Sachin Tendulkar the national icon and global phenomenon he is. 

    Patiala House

    Patiala House

    One film to enjoy as you huddle with your family during this lockdown is Patiala House, starring powerhouses Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, and Anushka Sharma along with a strong supporting cast. Set in Southhall, London, the film follows Pargat Singh Kahlon or “Gattu,” a talented but closeted pace bowler, forced to run a grocery store in fear of his autocratic father played by Kapoor. A mini rebellion unfolds when Gattu meets local firebrand Simran (Sharma) and starts playing for the “Gora” team undercover against all odds. What ensues is an unravelling of the entire Patiala House’s secrets, as the film serves laughs and shocks amid strong patriotism in a going-global age. Directed by Nikkhil Advani the film is available on Netflix India and Amazon Prime.

    Azhar

    Based on the life of Indian cricketer and former national team captain Mohammad Azharuddin, this biopic features Emraan Hashmi in the lead role, with an exciting ensemble cast of Lara Dutta, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Gautam Gulati, Varun Badola, and Kunaal Roy Kapur. The film adeptly told a story of a cricketer whose life had always been in the public eye, going from the rise of the demure Hyderabad boy fascinated with the glittery world of cricket to his inevitable downfall when accused of match-fixing. Directed by Tony D’Souza, with a story written by Rajat Arora, Azhar is a fast-paced entertainer as it skates over the good and the bad that comes with the energetic world of cricket. Produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor for Sony Pictures Networks the film is available on Netflix India and Sony Live app. 

    Iqbal

    Iqbal

    A coming-of-age sports drama, written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, Iqbal follows a cricket-obsessed 18-year-old from a remote Indian village who has the straightforward dream to play for the Indian national cricket team, like so many other across the country. The only thing standing in his way is his speech and hearing impairment, which he strives to overcome in Kukunoor’s gentle storytelling. The film won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues in 2006 bridging the gap between parallel and commercial cinema. Starring a boyish Shreyas Talpade in the lead, with Naseeruddin Shah and Shweta Prasad in key roles, the film is heart-rendering, engaging watch with the right amount of inspiration. Watch Iqbal to renew hope and positivity, on Amazon Prime and Zee 5.

    M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story

    M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story

    Starring the affable Sushant Singh Rajput in one of the biggest roles of his career, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is a biopic on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian national cricket captain under whom the team ascended from being good to great. The film delves deep into the cricketer’s personal and professional life, divulging unheard of details of the Indian sporting hero. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, and starring Disha PataniKiara Advani, and Anupam Kher in crucial roles, the film is an entertaining and engaging insight into what made a boy who dreams big, hit some of the biggest shots on field. Available on Disney+Hotstar.

    Lagaan

    Lagaan

    One of the most epic sports films of all time, written and directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, Lagaan is a take on the very inception of the sport of cricket in India. It chronicles the story of an Indian village and its unique endeavour to be exempted from heavy taxes. When the villagers are hit by a terrible drought and can barely feed themselves, their only option seems to be to learn an alien and mysterious game of cricket and win in match against the British officers. Destined for defeat, the village decides it own destiny as it leaves behind caste divisions and social stigmas to come together and train in a sport that has always been in their blood. Starring the incredible Aamir Khan with debutant Gracy Singh and a strong supporting cast, Lagaan is an inspiration for scores of Indians. Available on Netflix. 

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    10 Most Delicious Indian Food Items

    Asia is so famous for its traditional food. India that is located in this area is popular all around the world due to its delicious traditional food. If you have not yet taste an Indian food then try to taste it which will force you to eat it again. We here collect a list of Top 10 Most Delicious Indian Food Items for you. Hope you will like it. Just check this list and share your views with us.

    10. Kali Daal (black lentils). Daal Makhani

    Daal Makhani

    This delicious food is found in northern part of India. It is so tasty and you can serve it with bread or Naan. Its  combination with chicken and mutton enhances its taste.

    9. The Leavened Flat Bread or Naan

    Naan

    Leavened Flat Bread or Naan is a local bread in India. This is used mostly in breakfast. It is rich with protein and carbohydrates. You can eat it with Chicken and mutton dishes

    8. Ragda Pattice or Chaat. (Tikki Ki Chaat)

    Tikki Ki Chaat

    Western and southern part of Indian people likes this dish so much. One unique thing about this dish is its celebration with its own festival. People make the chaat and serve other people. You can easily get this food in India by people who are selling it in the side walks. Do not miss to taste it if you are in India.

    7. Chana Masala

    Chana Masala

    Chana Masala is a popular dish in Northern India. The main ingredients is chickpeas. It is dry and spicy with a sour citrus note. Some additional things are also the part of this dish that are garlic, chilies, ginger, onion. chopped tomatoes and dried mango powder. crushed pomegranate seed and garam masala. It is eaten with a type of fried bread.

    6. Pongal

    Pongal

    The unqualified world pongal usually refers to spicy Pongal and is a common breakfast food in several parts of India. There are two types of pongal is available one is ” sweet pongal and other is spicy pongal.

    5. Palak Paneer

    Palak Paneer

    Palak Paneer is an Indian dish consisting of spinach and paneer in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach. It was created in 1889 in the kitchen of Maharaja. Palak Paneer is one type of saag, which can be made with mustard leaves. You can serve it with roti, naan or boiled rice.

    4. Malai Kofta

    Malai Kofta

    It is a dish for special occasions. It is the vegetarian alternative to meatballs. You can eat it with naans and Jeera rice. It is mostly eat in Western part of India. Some of sauce i s added to make it tastier.

    3. Chicken Tikka Masala

    Chicken Tikka Masala

    It is found to be most popular traditional food item in India. It is a dish of roasted chicken chunks in a spicy sauce. The creamy sauce with its orange color and spicy in nature boost up the taste of this dish. It attracts most of Tourists to eat when they are visiting the India. It is not only popular in India but also have been adopted by various International chains.

    2. Butter Chicken

    Butter Chicken

    Butter Chicken is a part of Indian cuisine and its origin is New Delhi. It is marinated with seasoning and remained soaked for a couple of hours. It was first introduced by Moti Mahal, Daryaganj. It is served with naan, roti, parathas, roomali roti or steamed rice. Gravy can be added in it for this pleasure taste.

    1. Tandoori Chicken

    Tandoori Chicken is a most delicious Indian food which consists of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices. It resemble with Chicken Masala but the difference is the procedure of cooking ans some ingredients are being modified. It is traditionally cooked at high temperature in tandoor but can also be prepared on a traditional barbecue grill. If you have a plan to go to India and you are in India then you must taste this delicious traditional food item.

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    Tribute to the Legend: Rishi Kapoor’s Top 10 Films

    This ageless entertainer has given us loads of very enjoyable musical romances to watch in leisure for forever ,and a day.

    Here’s looking at Rishi Kapoor’s 10 Best Films.

    Mera Naam Joker(1969)—This is where Rishi Kapoor’s astounding journey as a star-actor began. Playing an adolescent who has a serious crush on his school-teacher Simi Garewal Rishi, at 14, won his first National award. Looking at his performance , under father Raj Kapoor’s direction,even today you feel he got the confusions of sexual awakening  in his character dead right.

    Bobby(1973)—From here onwards Rishi’s struggle to make his presence felt in heroine-oriented film began.Whether it was Bobby or Barood , the directors focused on the heroine while Rishi made his presence felt as best as he could. While Dimple Kapdia played the author-backed role Rishi was amazing in his confidence level while portraying the rich introverted neglected child of irresponsible parents..

    Rafoo Chakkar(1975)—Delightful  in drag Rishi simply stole the show with Paintal playing his farcical foil. And yes, wife Neetu Singh was around too.Narendra Bedidirected this enjoyable desi version of Some Like It Hot. Amazingly decades later Paintal son Hiten Paintal played Rishi’s son Ranbir’s pal in Bachna AeHaseenon.But the chemistry was not the same.

    Laila Majnu(1976)—One of Rishi’s greatest performances. As the legendary lover he absolutely lived the pain agony and suffering of the character in the sand dunes of Rajasthan . H S Rawail directed this film. Madan Mohan songs like Barbaad-e-mohabbat ki dua saath liye jaa were put across by Rishi with intense passion. Simply breathtaking.

    Amar Akbar Anthony(1977):  Playing Akbar in the film where Amitabh Bachchan’s Anthony clearly had an edge, Rishi’s Qawwallis Parda hai parda and Taiyyab alipyar ka dushman stole the show. No matter how brief his role Rishi always has fun with it.

    Sargam(1979)—Armed with a dafli and oozing a rustic charm as a love-smitten villager who wants nothing but to see the object of his adoration(Jaya Prada) happy, Rishi  re-defined the do-gooder hero’s space in Hindi cinema by making the character believable and vulnerable. Another very accomplished performance.

    Karz(1980)—The ultimate rockstar act in the fulsome musical by Subhash Ghai…No one could take to the dancefloor the way Rishi Kapoor did.Not even his very talented son. In this film on  the theme of reincarnation Rishi took sweet revenge on his schoolteacher from Mera Naam Joker Simi Garewal .

    Prem Rog(1982)—Another heroine-centric film where director Raj Kapoor focused entirely on young widow Padmini Kohapure’s plight. And yet as her silent supporter and sympathizer Rishi excelled far beyond the script. Watch his expressions during the song Yeh pyar ttha ya kuch aur ttha during Padmini’s marriage. You’d know why many consider Rishi the best actor of the Kapoor clan.

    Ek Chadar Maili Si(1986)—One of Rishi’s most underrated performances, here he was cast as Triloka a rustic Punjabi youngster forced to marry his Bhabhi HemaMalini who is 10 years his senior.Adapted from litterateur Rajinder Singh Bedi’s short story this bold film was  memorable for giving Rishi a chance to explore something beyond his usual rom-com space.Sukhwant Dhadda directed.Wonder what happened to him!

    Khoj(1989)—At a time when he played lover-boy roles Rishi took a grand risk with this role of a man who murders his own wife. But shhhh! We don’t know that until the end. And as we all know, ‘The End’ is a long way off from Rishi Kapoor’s exceptional career.

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    Eid al-Fitr 2020: 10 Delicious Dishes You Will Love To Eat!

    Eid al-Fitr 2020 is nearing and many of you would have already selected few dishes to prepare on this auspicious day. Today, we will be sharing with you 10 delicious dishes you love to eat at Eid al-Fitr 2020, these dishes will not only make you mouth watery but you will also enjoy preparing them and eating them as well. So make a plan with your loved ones and enjoy these mouth watering dishes. So here is the list–

     10 Eid al-Fitr 2020 Delicious Dishes You Love To Eat.

    10. Seekh Kabab

    Seekh Kabab

    Seekh Kabab is one of the most common BBQ dish which is prepared by almost everyone, but when made by your ownself, one really enjoy eating this dish. Seekh Kabab is a very popular dish which originated from Middle East then found its way towards other countries like Turkey, Spain and South Asia. So do not forget to prepare Seekh Kabab on this Eid al-Fitr and if you want to add more zest to this dish then eat seekh kabab with coriander sauce and onions. it will increase the taste of Seekh Kabab enjoy.

    9. Grilled Chops

    Grilled Chops

    Grilled Chops is a very delicious dish which is prepared in almost all Asian countries. Although the method of preparing might be different at each place but no matter how you prepare grilled chops, they just makes your mouth watery.

    8. Nalli Nihari

    Nalli Nihari

    A dish whose name might seems difficult to pronounce but believe me, when you start eating this dish; it becomes hard to stop yourself. This dish is very popular in Lahore and people love to eat Nalli Nihari and brain Nihari with crispy nan in the breakfast. To get a tender taste, sprinkle chopped garlic on it and also pour few drops of Lemon juice as well, and believe me you will love to eat it in breakfast every morning.

    7. Nargisi Koftay

    Nargisi Koftay

    Wow, a name that truly speaks for itself, Nargisi Koftay are so delicious that it would a difficult task to write just a few lines in favor of this special dish. Prepare nargisi koftay with cury on this Eid ul Adha and make your day more special.

    6. Hunter Beef

    Hunter Beef

    Hunter Beef is one of the most popular dishes of Pakistan. You need to marinate the beef in different spices along with potassium nitrate and then the beef is baked. You can enjoy this dish with sandwiches or burgers and if eaten alone, the hunter beef is also very delicious. This dish normally takes time, but the outcome dish is so delicious that one cannot complain about its preparation time.

    5. Chapli Kabab

    Chapli Kabab

    Chapli Kabab is a popular dish which is actually dish of NWFP .The most common dish which is prepared at almost home is Chapli Kabab. In every city you will find different types of Chapli Kabab and its taste will be different as well, you can prepare them with mutton, beef and eat them with coriander sauce and enjoy this most popular dish of Pakistan.

    4. Bihari Kabab

    Bihari Kabab

    Bihari Kabab are the most demanding kabab on Eid al-Fitr, this dish belongs to sub continent with its spicy flavors. Bihari Kababs are also called the king of Kababs because of their unique taste. Although taste depends on how you marinate them, but no matter how you prepare this spicy subcontinent dish, everyone enjoys eating them.

    3. Achar Gosht

    Achar Gosht

    Achar Gosht is a dish that gained great popularity in past few years, as the dish is very easy to prepare and also has a unique taste as well. So prepare Achar Gosht on this Eid ul Adha and eat it with crispy nans and salad and enjoy every bite.

    2. Beef Stuffed Peppers

    Beef Stuffed Peppers

    A dish that might make you wonders how it would taste but believe me I have prepared this dish at home and one not only enjoys preparing Beef Stuffed Peppers but also enjoys eating it as well. If you are going to have a family get-together then try this dish and impress your relatives with your cooking skills once for all.

    1. Tikka Botti

    Tikka Botti

    Tikka Botti a dish when we call its name, it makes our mouth watery. The king of BBQ yes, Tikka Botti is known as the king of BBQ. On this Eid al-Fitr, prepare your Mutton or beef for Tikka Botti, marinate it nicely for few hours and prepare the king of BBQ. In order to make this dish even more delicious, do prepare few sauces as well and enjoy the dish.

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    3 Neglected Amitabh Bachchan Starrers

    We all swear by his swagger  in  Zanjeer,  Deewaar, Amar  Akbar Anthony and  Satte Pe Satta.  But if you want to see  Amitabh Bachchan’s finest  performances  try these.

    1.     Bemisaal(1982): Based on a Samresh Basu novel Bemisal is the story of curiously cynical do-gooder. The Big B plays Sudhir, a delinquent orphan taken in by a kind government officer(Om Shivpuri) who brings up Sudhir and his own biological son Prashant(Vinod Mehra) as equals.Later, much later, on his deathbed after a sudden heart attack he tells his Bahu Kavita(Raakhee), “My son is weak. But whenever you’re in a crisis you can blindly depend on Sudhir.”Prophetic words, those. As the exceptionally eventful plot moves forward we see how slyly Sudhir keeps stepping in to bail out his benefactor’s son. But here’s what makes Bemisal a unique and refreshing tale of sacrifice and self-annihilation. The sacrifices made by Sudhir are never apparent until much later when the passage of time shows the true enormity of how much Sudhir gives away to the friend whose father gave him back a childhood that would have otherwise been squandered on the streets.

    There is a message on adoption in Bemisal. Om Shivpuri says, “I was advised, ‘Get a dog. Never bring a street-child home.’ I didn’t listen to anyone. It was the best decision of my life.”As played by Bachchan  Sudhir emerges as a smirking enigma. Not just misunderstood by those who love him, but he also quite enjoys being perceived as being quite the opposite of what he really is. The role of the closet-martyr is done by Bachchan with exceeding intelligence and sensitivity.We are never allowed to feel sorry for this noble sacrificing soul. The Big B never glorifies his character’s generosity of spirit.He bleeds internally.He cries silent tears. He gives and he gives. Because that’s the only way he lives.

    Most unique is the relationship that forms between Sudhir and his friend Prashant’s wife Kavita. He calls her ‘Sakhi’ throughout the film and flirts outrageously with her in front of her husband and even her father-in-law. He tells her his deepest secrets including those about his secret flings.Finally when he goes to jail and, in the film’s most memorable sequence, she comes visiting him in his favourite white saree with a red border, Sudhir lets Kavita, and us, have a peep into that fortified heart of his.

    2.     Shakti(1982):  Though Sholay continues to be Ramesh Sippy’s signature work it is to many of his admirers an inferior work to Shakti which he made 7 years after Sholay became a landmark and benchmark  for successive generations of Indian filmmakers .But sorry, Shakti ,it is for me. And it’s not just about the historic union of the mighty Dilip Kumar with his greatest successor Amitabh Bachchan. It’s a lot more. The sheer velocity of the screenplay, the structuring of the father-son conflict, the deeply contoured sketching and execution of the characters as they hurl towards an amazing nemesis, simply make Shakti the most powerful script that the awesome twosome Salim-Javed ever wrote. This is  a far superior screenplay to the duo’s other celebrated Bachchan films including Zanjeer and Deewaar. This was one of Dilip Kumar’s last really great performance. Like the rest of the humanity from the entertainment industry, the Big B and director Ramesh Sippy were in awe of the mighty Dilip Kumar. But they never allowed their reverence to come in the way of keeping the plot and characterizations balanced. The father-son conflict never gets tilted.

    3.     Saudagar(1973):  This is  the most  morally bankrupt  character Mr B has ever played. Moti is  a  man so lowdown and  dirty he marries a graceful widow(the mythic Nutan)  uses her  for business purposes and then dumps her to marry his  shallow sexed-up sweetheart(Padma Khanna). Playing a toddy extractor, the Big B  actually got into a dhoti and climbed the palm tree. I’ve  never seen his transformation into a character  being so complete in  any other  film.Directed  by Sudhendu  Roy Saudagar deserves  to be rediscovered . It is  a certifiable classic.

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    Don’t know what to watch next During #Lockdown? Check out List of 7 Hollywood Blockbusters

    If you’ve finished all the shows on your ‘wish-list’, watched re-run of your favorite shows and are now confused about what next, we are here to solve all your entertainment led dilemmas with options to cater to every mood and reason. The leading entertainment streaming platform has curated a list of special Hollywood blockbuster films from a vast slate of its movie library that you can watch for FREE, in Hindi.

    So, sit back, get your bowl of popcorn and stream on!

    1.       Transformers – The Last Knight: ‘Transformers – The Last Knight’ is the fifth installment of the cult franchise that revolves around auto-bots who race against time to find a member who heads to Earth to find an ancient staff. Its robots battling King Arthur in director Michael Bay’s fifth go around as director of the gigantic toy-commercial franchise and the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro and Glen Morshower who reprise their roles from the earlier films.

    2.       xXx: Return of Xander Cage – A third installment to the ‘xXx’ series, this film is directed by D.J Caruso and was written by F. Scott Frazier. The film stars the ‘Fast & Furious’ fame actor Vin Diesel and also marked Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut. The Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani actress did some dangerous stunts and action sequences in the film that revolved around the story of a former satellite programmer, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) who is called by the NSA ( National Security Agency) to find out a satellite controller which got stolen from the CIA or Central Intelligence Agency. Along with them, the film also stars Donnie Yen, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev amongst others in pivotal roles.

    3.       Baywatch – A film based on the TV series of the same name, this is an American comedy film that sees an ensemble cast of Dwyane Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, and our very own Desi Girl – Priyanka Chopra Jonas.  The story follows the journey of a lifeguard and his team who must take down a drug lord in an effort to save their beach.

    4.       Blade Runner – The film is set in a dystopian future in Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off world colonies. When a fugitive group of advanced replicants led by Roy Batty escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. This science fiction film was directed by Ridley Scott. The film stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos in lead roles.

    5.       The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Directed by Patrick Hughes, this film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek. An American action comedy film where the world’s top protection agent is called upon to safeguard the life of his mortal enemy builds this tale of their journey and outlandish escapades that they encounter.

    6.      Olympus Has Fallen – An American action thriller film starring Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett amongst others in prominent roles. This is a story of a North-Korean led Guerrilla assault on the White House that leads to a US secret Service Agent leading to rescue the US President. The film was released in the year 2013 and was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film saw two sequels to it – London Has Fallen in 2016 & Angel Has Fallen in 2019

    7.       The Emoji Movie – An animated comedy film directed by Tony Leondis was released in the year 2017. The movie stars the voices of T.J. Miller, James Cordon, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Chirstina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Sean Hayes & Patrick Stewart. The story is based on a character ‘Geene’ who is a multi-expressional emoji who sets out on a journey to become a normal’meh’ emoji just like his parents.

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    13 Movies and Shows based on Books!

    Many of the great ideas in films and television shows come from books and inspire producers, directors, and actors to create great cinematographic projects. There’s nothing better than seeing your favorite book come to life on the screen. Yet there are many gems out there, that you probably didn’t know were adaptations from great books/novels. This ‘World Book Day’ catch these popular movies and shows that has brought your favorite books to life on Disney+ Hotstar for free.

    Movies:

    • Maqbool

    Based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, the movie is about Maqbool, who in his greed for power, murders his mentor, a fearsome don, kick-starting his countdown to doom.

    Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Naseerudin Shah

    • Aisha

    In this adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel ‘Emma’, ‘Aisha’ thinks she is a perfect match-maker. Despite her neighbour Arjun’s warning, she continues to interfere in others’ lives at the cost of her own relationships.

    Cast: Sonam Kapoor,Abhay Deol, Amrita Puri, Lisa Haydon, Ira Dubey

    • 2 states

    Based on Chetan Bhagat’s best seller novel ‘2 States’, North and South India come together in this chholey-bhaturey-idli-dosa romance of Punjabi Krish Malhotra and Tamilian Ananya Swaminathan, who meet at the IIM campus.

    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt. Amrita Singh,Revathi, Ronit Roy

    • Angoor

    Angoor is a Hindi comedy film directed by Gulzar,and starring Deven Verma, Sanjeev Kumar and Moushumi Chatterjee. Adapted from Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’, the story is about two pairs of identical twins, Ashok and Bahadur, who are separated at birth and later meet in adulthood, causing confusion. While one of the pairs is honest and the other is wanted by the police.

    Cast: Deven Verma, Sanjeev Kumar and Moushumi Chatterjee

    • Shatranj Ke Khilari 

    Shatranj Ke Khiladi is a Hindi drama, directed by Satyajit Ray. Based on Munshi Premchand’s short story by the same name, the historical drama is set against the backdrop of the British annexation of Avadh and is about two best friends who, in their obsession for the game of chess, abandon their families.

    Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi and Amjad Khan

    • Shala

    Based on book written by Milind Bokil of the same name, Shala is a Marathi drama set in rural India of the 70’s. The film is about 14-year-old Joshi who is in love with Shirodkar. His classmates Chitrya, Favdya, and Surya are facing a similar dilemma, seeking answers to the age-old question – What is love?

    Cast : Anshuman Joshi, Ketaki Mategaonkar, Jitendra Joshi, Amruta Khanvilkar

    • Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal

    Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal’ is a Malayalam drama directed by P. Padmarajan. Sofia’s stepfather fixes her marriage with his junior, also a drinking partner. When Sofia’s mother accepts Solomon’s proposal for Sofia, he assaults her. The movies is based on the 1986 Malayalam novel Nammukku Gramangalil Chennu Rapparkkam by K. K. Sudhakaran.

    Cast: Mohanlal, Shari, Thilakan, Kaviyoor Ponamma

    • Thoovanathumbikal

    Based partly on P. Padmarajan’s novel Udakappola, Thoovanathumbikal is a Malayalam romantic drama starring Mohanlal, Sumalatha and Parvathy. Jayakrishnan (Mohanlal) lives a dual life, one in town with his friends and the other in his village. He falls in love with two women, Clara (Sumalatha) and Radha (Parvathy), and thus begins his difficulty in deciding on a partner of the two.

    Cast: Sumalatha, Mohanlal, Parvathy Jayaram

    • Thanmatra

    Drawn inspiration from Padmarajan’s short story ‘Orma’, Thanmathra is a Malayalam family drama directed by Blessy. Ramesan Nair, an honest man, dreams of a happy life with his wife and a bright future for his children. When Ramesan is diagnosed with Familial Alzheimer’s disease, the family is devastated, but tries to cope up with the trauma, insecurity and uncertainty.

    Cast: Mohanlal, Meera Vasudevan, Arjun Lal

    Shows:

    • Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’

    ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’, one of the most loved television shows, is based on the novel ‘Custody’ by author Manju Kapoor. The story of Raman and Ishita, brought together by destiny and their love for Ruhi, Raman’s daughter from his ex-wife.

    Cast: Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Patel, Ruhanika Dhawan

    • Saraswatichandra

    Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali ‘Saraswatichandra’ is based on Govardhanram Tripathi’s novel of the same name. In this classic tale of love and heartbreak, Saras and Kumud are soulmates who are repeatedly the joy of being together. Will Destiny bring them together?

    Cast: Gautam Rode, Jennifer Winget, Shiny Doshi, Varun Kapoor

    • Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil ‘

    Based on Manju Kapoor’s book ‘The Immigrant’, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil’ is about Naina Batra and Raghav Mehra. Both are expats in a foreign country, abandoned by their loved ones. Soon, they become each other’s strength.

    Cast: Drishti Dhami, Arjun Bijlani, Additi Gupta, Surekha Sikri

    • Malgudi Days

    Malgudi Days is a Hindi family serial based on the works of R.K. Narayan. The heart-warming short stories take place in the fictitious town of South India, Malgudi, inhabited by timeless characters who go about their lives with a dash of humour and simplicity.

    Cast: Master Majunath, Shankar Nag, Girish Karnad, Anant Nag, Deven Bhojani

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    5 must-watch entertainers to help you beat the “Friend Zone”

    Ever been in a situation where you’re falling for a person only to hear “you support me in my most difficult moments, but there’s no way we can be anything more than friends”? Yup – that’s you being friend zoned and it hurts! But you know what’s worse? Deciding to maintain the status quo.

    But don’t you fear, when we’re here! We have compiled a list of must-watch entertainers that will hopefully teach you the do’s and don’ts in such situations.

    1.        Dostana – A layered plot, unmatchable trio and an unexpected ending…what more can we say about this film. It gives us everything we expect from a film where a pretentious gay couple fall head over heels for their gorgeous landlady and what happens when a love triangle becomes a game of four. The perfect mix of fun, entertainment and sassiness – this film will take you on laugh riot

    2.       Girlfriend Chor – Dice Creator Network Presents an MX Exclusive Series ‘Girlfriend Chor’ – a hatke take on a lovelorn college guy, Akash (Mayur More) who has been friend zoned (AGAIN!) and decides that he is done being in the friend zone and its time to amp it up to battle zone to win back his girl. The mission starts when Akash’s father (Shishir Sharma), seeing him struggle, intervenes and gives him tips on how to get Neha (Himani Sharma) back from her relationship with the very charming Vishal (Kushagre Dua). Along the way, they also include Ritu (Diksha Juneja) in their plan who is Vishal’s friend and has been friend zoned by him. They all gang up together to set the complicated love square in order. The series is exclusively live now on MX Player, binge watch all episodes for FREE https://bit.ly/GirlFriendChor_Ep1_YouTube

    3.       Friends with Benefits – Ya, the word rings a bell, doesn’t it? A smirk for some, and a frown for others. But this iconic movie starring our beloved JT – Justine Timberlake and Mila Kunis will definitely give you some motivation to slide right through your tough situation. The story traces the journey of Jamie (Mila Kunis), a New York based headhunter who finds a job for Dylan (Justin Timberlake). They soon become friends and decide to only have a physical relationship until love sprinkles in their relationship

    4.      Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na – Do you have that one friend who means the world to you? Like Meow has Rats? ‘Jane Tu Ya Jane Na’, made us all want that one friend, that ‘Aditi’ or ‘Jay’ in our lives. This film not only taught us that ‘Pyaar Dosti Hai’ but gave us a lot more to life. The film marked the debut of Imran Khan and saw Genelia D’Souza in the lead. With a robust cast, the film was remarkably welcomed by the audiences

    5.       How I Met Your Mother – They say,being in the friendzone is like being a fish in an aquarium with one of those decorative castles. The girl you like is in the castle, waving at you and even coming out to swim with you from time to time. She has no idea you like her and considers you as a friend she can hang out with. And this this exactly what Ted Mosby goes through! His story will make you laugh, cry and make you pull your hair sometimes – it’s an emotional roller-coaster with a happy ending  

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    5 Best Bollywood Musicals Movies Of All Times

    Okay,  we all know songs have always been an  intrinsic part of Hindi cinema. Our  actors sing when they are happy, sing when they are sad…there’s a song for every occasion. But what about those films where the songs and music take the  story forward?  Here are 5 Best Bollywood Musicals Movies Of All Times where songs were  not a conceit  but  a necessity.

    1.     Abhimaan(1973)Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film  about a  husband who won’t allow his more talented wife to go forward  in her life and career , was actually based on Kishore Kumar and  his first wife Ruma Guha Thakurta. How do I know? Because  Hrishida himself  told me.  Music in Abhimaan was the soul, and Lata Mangeshkar the  voice of  the film. Naturally! Hrishida adored Lataji. He  once  told she  never charged a  single penny for  songs in his  films. Jaya Bhaduri who  played  the singer-wife studied  Lataji’s  recordings and copied her style. Sachin Dev Burman’s songs Piya bina  piiya bina,  Ab toh hai tumse har khushi apni, Nadia  kinare hiraye aye kangana,  Tere mere Milan ki yeh raina  were  gems . This is a  musical  with perfect  music.

    2.     Anurodh(1976):  One of  the  less acknowledged  fruits  of  the famous  Rajesh  Khanna-Shakti Samanta collaborations, Anurodh had Khanna playing a singer. It featured some brilliant Laxmikant-Pyarelal compositions  sung by Kishore  Kumar  like Jab dard nahin ttha  seene mein,Aate  jate khubsoorat  awaara  sadkon  mein,  Aapke anurodh pe …Samanta and Khanna  always worked with composer R D Burman. They made an exception for this musical, an underrated  melodious marvel of  a movie.Rajesh Khanna  had a temporary fall-out with RD, hence the  musical replacement. But the  music did  not suffer in the  absence of Rajesh Khanna’s permanent muse.

    3.     Heer Ranjha(1970):  Chetan Anand’s legendary  love tale  was woven  around the  songs and  music written by the great Kaifi Azmi and composed by Madan Mohan. Every line that the  lovers Raj Kumar and Priya Rajvansh spoke was poetry penned  by Kaifi Saab.And  Madan Mohan  came up with the score  of his  lifetime: Milo na tum toh hum ghabraye, Do dil toote, Yeh duniya yeh mehfil,  Meri duniya mein tum aaye  and of course the  mother of all bidaai songs Doli chad de. Can’t get  any better than this.

    4.     Rock On(2008): A  game changer for Bollywood musicals. The  first Hindi  film about a rock band featuring Arjun Rampal,Purab Kohli,Luke Kenny and  Farhan Akhtar, The film gave us Farhan  the actor and the singer. The songs  composed  by  Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were  functional in a very professional kind of way.This is the  kind of modern poetry(Javed Akhtar) that we expected these characters to sing.Farhan’s singing  voice provides  an interesting counterpoint to the velvety  playback singers who came  before.

    5.     Aashiqui  2(2013): The last ‘great’ Bollywood musical.Well okay,not so great a re-telling  of  the  Star Is Born tale  of  two singers who come  together  through their shared passion for music  and  fall apart  because of  it. Aditya  Roy Kapur and Shradha  Kapoor were passably impressive.But the film’s  intense intentions were manifested  in the songs composed by Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Amit Trivedi. Mithoon’s  Tum hi ho and  Amit Trivedi’s Sun raha hai stand  out.

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    Guess Which Is The Most Successful Marriage In Bollywood?

     There are  two kinds  of  showbiz celebrity couples: the ones who pretend to be  faithful  to one another,  and  the  ones who are actually faithful. Admittedly the  numbers  for  the  former  category far exceed  the latter.

      I can tell you about  these seemingly perfect marriages where the  husbands  have been cheating  till the cows come home.

     I don’t know whether  I should share  this. But  very recently this  high-profile  power-couple  , both superstars in their own right, faced rough weather in their seemingly  perfect marriage when the  Hyper Male was  seen giving too much attention to  a female co-star.  What did his superstar-patni do? She  showered attention on a hunky male superstar slurping on him as though he were a slice of yummy melting  chocolate  cake. Husband hastily abandoned his flirty ways.

         There are  high-profile marriages out there which could crumble under the weight of all  the pretension that they have put up with.

     Not Abhishek and Aishwarya.  This is  a couple  for keeps.And those who tell you otherwise know nothing  about  these two people. Both had their share of relationships before marriage.  But when they  decided to come together as Man and Wife, they   promised  each other  to  make their marriage work  , no matter what  it takes.

     When  they worked together for  the  first time in Rohan Sippy’s  Kuch Na Kaho there were no  romantic vibes between  them. They actually fell in   love much later when they co-starred  in J P Dutta’s Umrao Jaan. That’s where  ‘It’  happened and everyone could see it.

    I remember my dear friend  JP  smiling  like an indulgent father. “I think my bachcha has fallen in  love.”

    How do you know? I asked.

    “They don’t come for their  shots when called. We  all have to wait patiently  for them to make an appearance and then we all  have to pretend as  if everything is normal. We are better actors than those two,” said JP.

     It’s been  13  years since  Abhishek and Aishwarya have been together and  there is not a whiff of  a scandal.Every time I  meet them in Mumbai  I insist  on  meeting them  together  . It takes some  co-ordination . But they do it for me.Because as a  couple  and as individuals Abhishek and Aishwarya are gracious souls, always  attentive and  considerate.

    What’s more , they complement one  another  perfectly. To take an example, Aishwarya, as everyone  who knows her will tell you,  is terrible with communication. If  you get a reply from her, you must  treasure  it for  eternity.  Very rarely does she respond. Abhishek, on the  other hand, has  learnt  the art  of communication from his parents who are really good, make that  exceptional, at  it . On  my birthdays , it is generally Abhishek who calls and  then passes  on  the phone to  his wife.

     Not that she  lacks  in warmth.  It’s just that her communication skills need  working on.  As does any marriage. The couple has  its share  of  problems, like  every  other couple. But they  know how to work their way around   the bumpy patches in their marriage.

    I once asked Abhishek the secret of his  successful marriage.

    “Every  night without fail before you sleep say ‘Sorry’ three times  to your wife.”

    Looks it is working.

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    Top 10 Largest Football Stadiums in The World

    Football is one of the most famous game in the world, people like it very much and there are so many club in the world.  You have seen number of talented players in the ground. They with their spirit entertain the viewers. Football game has established internationally.The  world cup of the football comes after every 4 years. The number of stadiums have been made for this game. Few are so popular and large so we here collect a list of Top 10 Largest Football Stadiums in The World. These stadiums provide best hosting for many great matches . You will love to know about that stadiums.

    10. Bernabeu Madrid Stadium

    The home of La Liga giants Real Madrid is one of the largest football stadium in the world. Like the home of arch-rivals Barcelona. The Bernabeu is entirely club-owned and is routinely packed with an 80400 capacity crowd. All seating in the stadium is covered, and Real Madrid plans to construct a retractable roof on the venue move that will make the Bernabeu the largest covered football stadium on Earth.

    9. Estadio do Maracana (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

    Capacity of this large stadium is about 88992,the final entry on this list is one of the most recognizable football stadium in the world rio de janeiro estadio maracana.this stadium was built in 1984.its completion coincides almost exactly with the rise of Brazil to become the finest and moat consistent football team of the last century.

    8. Azadi Stadium

    In this stadium capacity of the people is 90000.this is in the Tehran.this stadium was built in the mid 1970. Furthermore, being the permanent home of the Iranian senior team, it is the venue for the country’s World Cup qualification games and, although the Iranian government bans women from attending football matches, was filled for the first time in a qualifier against Japan in the lead-up to the 2006 World Cup.

    7. Wembley stadium

    This stadium is in the London .in this stadium total capacity of the people is 90000. Wembly has quickly become one of the most recognize stadium in football with its distinctive arch already an ionic part of the London skyline.the fa will hoping that thy will host the 2018 world cup.

    6. Soccer City Stadium

    This stadium is in the south Africa .The total capacity of this stadium is 94700. The home of the South African national team and the stadium which will host the 2010 World Cup final, the newly renovated Soccer City in Johannesburg is looking more impressive as ever as it is prepared to have the eyes of the world fixed upon it next summer. Its capacity is gong to be increased by 97000 in future.

    5. Camp Nou Stadium

    Opened in 1957 as a symbol of Catalan nationalism, Barcelona’s Camp Nou is one of the most striking football grounds in the world and emblematic of the unique Catalan culture and a regional identity. The total capacity of this stadium is 99000. the plans are carried out the stadium will have its capacity increased to over 112,000.

    4. Bukit Jalil National Stadium

    This stadium is in the Malaysia and have the capacity of this stadium is 100000. This stadium is situated in the ultra modern city of kaula lumpor. This stadium was built in 1998.

    3. Estadio Azteca Stadium

    This is one of the most emblematic stadium in the world .This stadium is situated in the Mexico. The total capacity of this stadium is 105000. The Azteca history is so inextricably linked with some of the most significant moments in football’s remarkable journey that it has had its legend imprinted into the annals of football history and, as a result, will always be one of the games most iconic structures.

    2. Salt Lake Stadium

    The capacity of this stadium is 120000.this stadium is situated in the India  With a capacity of 120,000, the home of the Indian national team is said to generate an incredible atmosphere when The Bhangra Boys are in town.

    1. Rungrado May Day Stadium (Pyongyang, North Korea)

    This is very vast stadium in the world.the total capacity of this stadium is about 150000.It was opened in the 1989 ,this is situated in the North Korea. Unfortunately being situated in one of the international community most isolated and volatile states it is extremely unlikely that this magnificent arena will ever play host to a major tournament or have its turf graced by some of the world best players