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Top 5 Patriotic Movies (Multilingual)

August 15, 2018, will mark as the 72nd Independence Day of our Great Nation of India and the entire team of Just for Movie Freaks planned something special for you guys as we co-ordinated and addressed our thoughts on the Top 5 Patriotic Movies. Now, this is by no means the definitive Top 5 list as we're all well aware that they're many great films like Rang De Basanti, Lagaan, LOC Kargil and much more. We just chose to cover movies across all major languages and we can only select five. Hope you understand!

5.  Mahesh Narayanan's - "Take Off" (2017) | Starring - Parvathy

Take Off is a 2017 Indian Drama/ Thriller that narrates the ordeal of 49 nurses from Kerala who were kept hostage by the members of the Iraqi insurgency. The story is similar to Tiger Zinda Hai and the lead character Sameera is almost identical to Poorna from the Hindi version of the movie. Bits of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent movement is shown during the film. The cinematography is quite acceptable but the music is very appealing. Parvathy, Fahadh, and Kunchacki Boban set a new level of excellence through their performances which explains the innumerable awards it won.  As the movie ends, we come to know that the documents revealing the secret dealt between the Indian Military and the ISIS are destroyed. Overall, Take Off gives the more traumatic, realistic and detailed version of the incident, unlike Tiger Zinda Hai and from the goosebumps I got during the climax scene, I would say that this is the most patriotic movie after Chak De! India and Swades.

4.  Krishna Vamsi's - "Khadgam" (2002) | Starring - Ravi Teja, Meka Srikanth and Prakash Raj.

Quoted as one of the "Best Patriotic Movies of Tollywood", The film Khadgam deals with a fictional storyline exploring a wide range of significant topics including the affable relationships between Hindus and Muslims and arbitrates itself with everyone coming together to stop a terrorist attack. However, the powerful dialogues, splendid direction by Krishna Vamsi, exceptional performances by the three main leads, and the mellifluous music by Devi Sri Prasad makes Khadgam a worthy and a superlative watch that you should not miss on any given day.

3. Shimit Amin's - "Chak De! India" (2007) | Starring - Shah Rukh Khan

Released on August 10, 2007, one month before the Indian Cricket Team won the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup (where the movie's title song was played over and over again during the final). Chak De! India holds a special place in all our hearts for numerous reasons. The remarkable performances from the complete cast, the emotional storyline, delightful music and most importantly, the climax scene made us Indians very proud as Chak De! India is and will always be one of the best Patriotic movies of all time.

2. Priyadarshan's - "Kaalapani" (1996) | Starring - Mohanlal, Tabu and Prabhu.

Kaalapani is an epic historical drama, directed by the ace filmmaker Priyadharshan, the movie shows the pain and suffering of Indian Freedom fighters, who are sent to prison in the Andaman Islands during the British rule. The prison is nothing but hell, where the prisoners are tortured, made to bleed and endure extreme misery for the nation. Priyadharshan’s authentic deception of the British rule and soul-stirring acting of Mohanlal leaves the audience teary-eyed.

1. S Shankar's - "Indian" (1996) | Starring - Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar.

One of the finest movies of Shankar which ostentate a 70-year-old freedom fighter's love and respect for the nation, annoyance against bribery, and anguish that the freedom brought by shedding blood is in the hands of corrupt officials. His intense passion for the wellbeing of the country makes him go to an extent of killing his own son, whose dishonesties is the reason behind the death of innocent school children. Backed by some phenomenal acting performances by Kamal Haasan, where his role as Senapathy became very popular as Indian Thatha, razor-sharp dialogues by Sujatha and ingenious screenplay and direction by Shankar, Indian is a perfect movie which etches patriotism in our heart.

-A Top 5 List by Nikitha Kashyap, Nirmal Raj aka AK and Surya Komal aka KM
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TOP 5 REASONS TO WATCH TAGARU (KANNADA)

Talking about the first Kannada movie to be released in Kenya and Japan, Tagaru is an action thriller which sheds light on the underworld's feud with the police.

Reason #1: The Not-So-Typical Hero

Shiva Rajkumar, also known as the Tom Cruise of Sandalwood is an energetic police officer who is vengeful and just unlike the kind and honorable types. His character defies the stereotype of a kind and peace-loving hero and his dialogues are whistle worthy.

Reason #2: The Insane Villain 

If there is a villain who resembles the Joker from 'The Dark Knight' then it's probably Dolly. It's rare that the villain has a more sound role than the hero but Dhananjay's hard work is reflected highly in his performance. This film also showcases one of the rare instances when the bad guy becomes one for the sake of it and not because of a tragic past or a dead father's debt. It's fun to watch Dolly that way.

Reason #3: The Breezy Plot 

The story is not very complex or twisted because its focus is on the action but nevertheless it gives a glimpse of the bitter reality. Duniya Soori has been very careful in the screenplay and direction. Various unexpected murders happen throughout the movie which is brutal but also necessary to build the abomination between the hero and the villain. Their hate for each other is metaphorically described as a local billy goat duel and hence the title Tagaru.

Reason #4: The Cinematography

Mahendra Simha being one of the most noted Sandalwood cinematographers proves yet again why he's worth it. From capturing the deepest emotions of the actors with the ideal lighting to making the fight scenes as realistic as possible, he is a magician. Every scene is precise and highly necessary and will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Reason #5: The Enchanting Music

When it comes to Jayanth Kaikini, there is no doubt that one of his songs will become a trending anthem among the youth. But blend it with Charan Raj's excellent composing and Hindustani background scores, the songs become ecstatic. The songs are so captivating that it will steal you away. Overall, the movie is promising and unique which according to me are enough reasons to watch it.

-A Top 5 List by Nikitha Kashyap
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TOP 5 REASONS WHY SACRED GAMES IS EXTREMELY POPULAR!

It was a rainy Thursday night here in the Capital City of India and as I'm browsing through Quora, I came across a question asking "Why has the Netflix show Sacred Games suddenly become so popular? What is so good about it?" And after I completed answering the question, I thought maybe I can brighten the answer a bit and turn into a Top 5 Editorial for all you guys.

If you already had a look at my Review for Sacred Games, you'll very well know that I enjoyed the series incredibly and unsurprisingly it was very well received by the audience and the critics all across India and is also the hot topic all across the interwebs. So, let me explain in a five-point format about how a movie or a TV series (like Sacred Games) will become popular before the release and will maintain it’s popularity even after it’s release.

Reason #1: The Cast | (Before the Release)

Before the release or even before the début of any promotional material, the initial reason why people got excited about Sacred Games is primarily that of popular Movie Actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte acting in a television series. Don't get me wrong, shows like Inside Edge and Breathe (Amazon Prime) had a star-studded cast, but, Sacred Games roped in few of the biggest names in Bollywood and immediately had everyone’s curiosity.

Reason #2: The Directors | (Before the Release)

Directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane are popular for their independent content and were highly acclaimed for their work in the past which includes Gangs of Wasseypur, Udaan, and Trapped. Therefore, people certainly had their hopes high expecting something unique, authentic and unorthodox from these filmmakers.

Reason #3: Trailers, Promos, Marketing & Netflix | (Before the Release)

Then the trailers got released and people started spreading love and excitement all over the internet and simultaneously Netflix promoted the series in a very unique and a profound way through their social media and through billboards in urban cities. Additionally, it’s Netflix’s debut in the Indian Television Market, hence fans were automatically pumped.

Reason #4: Story, Screenplay, Direction Characters, and Performances | (After the Release)

Now, after it’s debut on July 6, 2018, the primary reason it sustained its popularity is that of the authentic and intriguing storyline, incredibly written screenplay, masterful direction, compelling characters and remarkable performances from the cast. The whole series felt like a part one of an eight-hour long movie and people started realizing that this series will only elevate the standards of our television industry which are currently drowning in a pathetic state filled with woeful family drama and absurd reality shows.

Reason #5: The Cliffhanger | (The Aftermath)

After everyone completed the series, they’re rammed with questions about the ending or certain characters and their thoughts. So, it immediately sparked a conversation on blogs like Quora and Twitter where people didn’t stop discussing, praising or complaining about the series and its ideals. Here you go, another reason about why it’s popular.

Nevertheless, Sacred Games is a prime example of how creative work should be spread, marketed and delivered to the public eye. It’s popular because of all the reasons I pointed out and is an exceptional series that no one should ever miss.

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal
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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RACE 3

1. Supercars Blown Up!

The stunts of Race 3 were choreographed by Hollywood action director Tom Struthers and were shot in Abu Dhabi. At the trailer launch event, Salman Khan had said that they picked up 15-16 brand new cars while shooting in Abu Dhabi thinking they would get them back, but the action director ensured they don’t get even one car back. “The cars were blown up in 200 parts, which made it impossible to bring the cars back,” he added.

2. 5 Days! Just 5 Days!

Can you believe that the climax of Race 3 was shot in just 5 days? As per a report from the film's team, the climax was shot with three units simultaneously. A set of actors were continuously shooting on the three units and wrapped the schedule in just five days that could have taken ten days to shoot.

Director Remo D’Souza stated, “The climax scene is an elaborate action sequence that was to be shot with the entire cast. Salman ensured that the grueling schedule that would otherwise take 10 days to shoot, was completed in just 5 days. We had three separate units that were shooting simultaneously on set. The live explosions also had the military’s presence for security concern. The entire sequence was an event in itself.”

3. Sidharth Keeps Making Bad Choices?

Sidharth Malhotra was approached and opted out of the film, as he was to be cast opposite Daisy Shah, who is the supporting actress in the film. Malhotra has always been paired opposite the leading ladies, so he decided to opt out. Also, Aditya Roy Kapoor was first approached for the second lead after Siddarth Malhotra. But producer Ramesh Taurani didn't agree to his price.

4. The Real Anil

Anil Kapoor who plays the role of a business tycoon Shamsher in the film will be introduced through an action scene which will reportedly see no body double because Anil Kapoor has decided to do the stunts himself, reported mid-day. Anil Kapoor's entry scene will reportedly involve an adrenaline-pumping car chase sequence and rounds of a gunshot.

5. Jacky vs Daisy - The Cat Fight?

Talking about her experience of doing action scenes, Jacqueline says, “ I was part of very big action centric films (Dishoom) in the past but this is the first time I have gone all out and done action with Race 3. Daisy (Shah) and I have a massive cat fight in the film and it’s actually one of the hardest action sequences I have ever done in my life. In the movie, Daisy actually hits me and while shooting she has kicked me hard many times.”

Sources and Writing Credits - Indian Express, IMDB, NDTV and Hindustan Times. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING DEADPOOL 2

1. Son of Cyclops? WHAT!?

Nathan Summers is the nonmutant name of Cable which is very much familiar with the X-Men Universe. Right? According to the comic books, Cable is the son of Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). Now, we've already a much younger version of Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and we can be certain that the studio will at least leave a hint or detail about their relationship in the upcoming films.

2. Wolverine x Domino x Cable x Colossus - A Fatal Four-Way?

Domino, who is played by Zazie Beetz in the movies is romantically involved with Cable and Wolverine in the comic books. Domino and Cable are teammates in the X-Force and developed feelings for each other and ended up with a kiss or two over the years.

In regard to Wolverine, they first meet when she gets mixed up with the Assassin’s Guild and Wolverine tries to help her deal with them. Although a true relationship never develops, according to the comic books a sexual intercourse did happen between them. Also, Domino and Colossus got together as well — and with Colossus returning for the Deadpool 2, does this mean we're going to see a potential love angle?

3. The X-Force

In order to fight the evil supervillain Thanos Cable, Deadpool is going to form the X-Force in this film, including Zazie Beetz as Domino, Terry Crews as an unidentified strong man, Bill Skarsgård as Zeitgeist, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Shiori Kutsuna as Psylocke or Surge (yet to be revealed).

Here's a fun fact, Back in the comics, Cable formed the team out of the remaining members of the New Mutants and his earlier mercenary company the Six Pack. One of those mercs is Domino.

4. The Love Machine

We are well aware of the adoring romantic relationship between Wade Wilson and his lovely fiancée Vanessa from the first movie. Continuing the tradition of love, the working title for Deadpool 2 while it was in production was, appropriately, Love Machine.

5. Domino and Cable on Demand

After the humongous success of the first film, acclaimed actress' like Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis, Kelly Rohrbach, Eve Hewson, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks and Janelle Monáe were being considered and screen tested for the role of Domino. But, eventually, the role went to the German actress Zazie Beetz.

As far as Cable, actors like Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Pierce Brosnan and David Harbour were all considered for the role which later went to Josh Brolin.

Sources - Cinemablend, Screenrant, Rotten Tomatoes, Mental Floss and IMDB. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

1. The Infinity Stones: Where Are They Now?

As of the release of Thor: Ragnarok (2017), five of the six Infinity Stones have surfaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Space Stone (also known as the Tesseract) was first revealed in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and now resides with Loki. The Mind Stone, which was housed in Loki's staff until Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and now is in the possession of Vision. The Power Stone, first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), is under control of the Nova Corps. The Reality Stone (also known as the Aether) was first seen in Thor: The Dark World (2013), and was placed in the care of the Collector. With the destruction of the Collector's Vault in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), its whereabouts are unclear. The fifth and final known stone, the Time Stone (also known as the Eye of Agamotto), was revealed in Doctor Strange (2016) and is under his protection in Kamar-Taj. The whereabouts of the sixth stone, the Soul Stone, is unknown and may appear in this movie.

2. A Little Context Before You Watch the Movie 

It has been confirmed by the Russo brothers that what happened in Captain America: Civil War (2016) will still continue in this movie where the teams will still be divided. The film will conclude the Thanos and the Infinity Stones story arc, and the plot will follow the Avengers joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from destroying the universe with the six Infinity Stones.

3. The Dope New Shield: Made in Wakanda

Steve Rogers wields a new shield in this film, made from Wakandan Vibranium, that splits apart into two arm guards. This is based on two different shields Rogers wielded in the comics: one shield was provided by the Black Panther, and the other split apart into two guards. The tech reflects his surroundings, apparently made of vibranium — the same rare naturally occurring meteoric ore that Black Panther’s suit is made of — which derives from the African nation. And according to the recent reveal that Shuri is the tech genius behind her brother’s superhero gadgetry, it’s pretty safe to say that Cap’s new gauntlet shield was invented by the Princess of Wakanda herself.

4. Hey Thor! How About a New Hammer!?

Having lost his hammer Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor constructs a new hammer in this film, known as Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker is named for the Asgardian hammer given to Thor's comrade Beta Ray Bill. It is a war hammer-ax, based on the Marvel Ultimate Mjolnir.

5. The White Wolf < The Winter Soldier

Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Bucky Barnes will go by the code name 'White Wolf' in Avengers: Infinity War, as he was referred to by the children of Wakanda in the after credit scene in Black Panther (2018). White Wolf in the comics was T'Challa's adopted brother Hunter who was the leader of Wakanda's secret police: The Hatut Zeraze.

Sources and Writing Credits - IMDB and Nerdist. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 BOLLYWOOD MOVIES RELEASING THIS SUMMER

5. Meghna Gulzar's - 'Raazi'

Release Date - May 11 | Starring - Vicky Kaushal and Alia Bhatt

Making a remarkable mark with her début film Talvar, Meghna Gulzar is preparing for the release of her upcoming film Raazi. Starring Vicky Kaushal (Raman Raghav 2.0 fame) and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, the film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, about a Kashmiri spy married to a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film will be a period-thriller and Meghna's is pretty good at directing edgy subjects and the addition of Kaushal and Alia seems to be exciting. Let's hope for the best!

4. Abhishek Sharma's - 'Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran'

Release Date - TBA | Starring - John Abraham and Diana Penty

Directed by Abhishek Sharma (The Shaukeens fame), the film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998 and will feature John Abraham and Diana Penty as Army Officials. Previously starring in Shoojit Sircar's sleeper-hit film Madras Cafe, John Abraham is no stranger when it comes to real life and army based films and him starring in another film which looks very similar to Madras Cafe is exciting. Also, Abhishek Sharma proved his mettle in the comedic genre and it should be interesting to watch how he handles action and drama. Altogether, sooner than later, this film will get a definite release date and hopefully, it will impress and do well.

3. Shoojit Sircar's - 'October'

Release Date - April 13 | Starring - Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu

Talking about Shoojit Sircar, his upcoming film October is creating a positive buzz all around the internet soon after the trailer dropped. Touted as a romantic-drama, this film looks unorthodox and unlike anything Sircar had done before. Varun Dhawan is another positive for the film cause I believe he's a well-rounded actor and dramatic roles suit him very well as we've seen him excel in Badlapur. Nevertheless, this film has all the potential to be great and exceptional, but, you never know!

2. Rajkumar Hirani's - 'Sanju'

Release Date - June 29 | Starring - Ranbir Kapoor

Directed by the critically acclaimed director Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role is a biopic on the life of the legendary actor, Sanjay Dutt who is an interesting personality in the film industry. Also starring Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor as the supporting cast, this film should be very compelling to watch, not only because of Hirani directing but also because of the controversial life of Sanju Baba who spent his time in jail a few years back.

1. Remo D'Souza's - 'Race 3'

Release Date - June 15 | Starring - Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez

Coming off the blockbuster success of the previous two Race films, Race 3 is easily the most anticipated of the Summer. Starring Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles, this film should be a high-octane ride with amazing action sequences and breathtaking car stunts like we've never seen before. My only concern is with Remo D' Souza directing the film, who has an unimpressive track record as a storyteller.

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES RELEASING THIS SUMMER

5. Christopher McQuarrie's - 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'

Release Date - July 27 | Starring - Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson

'Mission Impossible' is always exciting and amazing franchise to watch because of its superior quality and the breathtaking action sequences. With Christopher McQuarrie who previously directed 'Rogue Nation' and 'Jack Reacher' returning to the director's chair, 'Fallout' looks promising and will no doubt be another highly successful film in the franchise.

4. J. A. Bayona's - 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Release Date - June 22 | Starring - Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

With the earlier film in the franchise 'Jurassic World' grossing over 1.6 billion worldwide, fans were really excited about the sequel until they've watched the promos which received a mixed reaction. But, Jurassic World has a larger appeal from the worldwide audience and will surely be a blockbuster. But, will it succeed its predecessor in terms of story, screenplay, action, and box-office? We just have to wait and see.

3. Ron Howard's - 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Release Date - May 25 | Starring - Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke

With numerous rumors, suspicions, and overall a negative vibe surrounding the film, 'Solo' should be a very interesting film to watch primarily because of the difficulties it went through during production. Moreover, Han Solo is the most beloved hero in the Star Wars Universe and his backstory is something I'm excited to watch. Hopefully, the film doesn't disappoint!

2. David Leitch's - 'Deadpool 2'

Release Date - May 18 | Starring - Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin

'Deadpool (2016)' is a game-changer, the Rated R humor, action, and the execution inspired many Comic Book Films like 'Logan' and the audience responded to the film remarkably as it wreaked havoc at the box-office grossing over 780 million worldwide. 'Deadpool 2' already started to make a mark in the film community with its amusing promos and trailers with Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Josh Brolin as Cable. Even though Tim Miller didn't return to direct the second installment, this film still looks fun and will surely be an entertaining ride.

1. The Russo Brothers' - 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Release Date - April 27 | Starring - Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans

Here comes the big dog, the mothership of all Comic Book / Superhero films, 'Infinity War' is tracking to make over 200 million dollars in its opening weekend and with all the hype 'Black Panther' is carrying right now, 'Infinity War' will no-doubt become the biggest Superhero film of all time with major developments in its storyline and characters. Let's hope the film delivers the way we anticipated.

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT 'AIYAARY'

1. Heart of 'Aiyaary'

“Aiyaary is a spy thriller at the heart of it,” Sidharth Malhotra summarizes the film’s concept.

More than being just a thriller, it seems as though the movie depicts the themes of patriotism, loyalty, and morality. In particular, it shows a mentor and his protégé: two Indian Army officers with a patriotic heart who suddenly have a fallout.

The mentor, Colonel Abhay Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) has intelligence par excellence and has complete faith in the system of the country. Protégé Major Jai Bakshi (Sidharth Malhotra) thinks otherwise because of what he has witnessed in his recent stint in surveillance. Jai Bakshi turns rogue and Abhay has 36 hours to find Jai, as Jai withholds a secret that can bring down the Government.

Whilst the story seems very intriguing, one wonders what ‘Aiyaary’ really means and how it is relevant to the film.

Talking to the media, Neeraj Pandey explains: “The title of the film explains the term as a person who is a chameleon in character and works towards mastering in all given situation. It means master of Behrupiya.”

2. The Initial Title of 'Baby'!?

Did you know that Pandey had initially decided upon the title 'Aiyaary' not for the upcoming film, but for his hit film 'Baby' starring Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Taapsee Pannu? The 2015 film which was an espionage thriller was initially titled 'Aiyaary' but later changed to 'Baby', which refers to a covert operation in the film.

3. Shot in Real Locations

A self-confessed fan of the thriller genre, Malhotra is thrilled to don the uniform for the first time and reveals that this is “one of the most real films” he has worked on, so far. “There are no sets as we shot in real locations. This is probably the closest depiction of real-life spies who are invisible to common man. They’ve been taught to merge in the crowd, not get noticed and get relevant information. You won’t see us in glamorous roles or with James Bond-like characters,” he says while explaining the film’s title, which means ‘the ultimate trickery’.

4. Real Reason Behind the Postponement 

The movie refers to a real-life scam surrounding the army and the government that looks to have bothered the officials. If you have seen the trailer, you know that Aiyaary deals with the corruption in certain sections of the army. The movie, it seems, takes inspiration for one of its subplots from the real-life land scam of the Adarsh Housing Society, that's located in Colaba, Mumbai.

In the movie, there are scenes where Sidharth Malhotra and Pooja Chopra's characters are heard referring to a plot in 'Colaba'. Naseeruddin Shah's (who has a cameo in the movie) character is linked to this subplot, where he is playing the watchman of the said plot. He mentions that the property reserved for widows of martyred soldiers will be taken over by politicians and their cronies.

This was something that happened in real-life as well when in 2010, the scam was revealed where several politicians, bureaucrats, and top military brass were involved in grabbing flats in Adarsh society, which was at below-market rates, that were reserved for the army widows. The reveal of the scam led to the resignation of the then Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan, while the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushilkumar Shinde and Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil, two former urban development ministers, Rajesh Tope and Sunil Tatkare, were also said to be involved in the scam. The CBI is currently investigating the claim.

5. The First

This will be Sidharth Malhotra's first collaboration with Neeraj Pandey, his first army based film and also his first film with Manoj Bajpayee.

Sources and Writing Credits - Desiblitz, Times of India, The Hindu, Times Now and IMDB. (Thanks)

Edited By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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