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'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' Sequel Reportedly in Works!

Zoya Akhtar's 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' was one of the beloved films back in 2011 as the film was majorly successful both critically and commercially. Even after 8 years of its release, the film is still fresh in our hearts due to its contemporary story and characters. Both Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar have expressed their desire and passion for a sequel as now it seems like Zoya Akhtar has given a serious thought for a sequel to the movie.

According to an anonymous source, “Zoya feels that the audience would be keen to know what the characters are up to in today’s time. The sequel will retain all the characters and the story will take a 10-year leap."

Also Read: 'DON 3' to Start Production Very Soon

Zoya is currently working for 'Gully Boy' starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles and will begin work on 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 2' after she finishes her current project.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Pankaj Tripathi to Play the Lead Villain in Hrithik Roshan's Super 30!

Pankaj Tripathi had an amazing 2017, his performances in films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Newton were applauded by both fans and critics. With his upcoming high-profile movies like Drive and Kaala already under production, Tripathi bagged another major role and this time he'll be seen playing the main antagonist in Hrithik Roshan's upcoming film "Super 30" which is a biopic based on a Bihari mathematician Anand Kumar.

An anonymous source close to the film stated the following, “Pankaj is very naturally a North Indian bloke. Although he is from Uttar Pradesh he doesn’t have to make an effort to sound like a Bihari. In fact, many in the Super 30 team thought Pankaj was the perfect actor to play Anand Kumar. They resemble one another in body and speech. But the director Vikas Behl wanted a superstar for Anand Kumar’s role to bring the audiences in to watch the motivational story of the maths genius from a humble background who coaches underprivileged but brilliant maths students free of cost.”

Delighted with the opportunity, Tripathi said the following, “Every character every role is equally important to me. It doesn’t matter whether I play the hero or villain. I will look for the core of the character and play it as honestly as I can.”

Directed by Vikas Bahl (Queen and Shaandaar fame), Super 30 will also see  Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Ritvik Sahore in supporting roles and is scheduled to release on January 25, 2019.

-A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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The Gigantic Multi-Starrer feat. Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff Now Have a Release Date!

We've heard flying rumors on the interwebs about this highly celebrated duo coming together for a film, but, now it's officially confirmed. The supremely-talented and highly-charismatic duo of Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan will star together as master-protege in a high-octane action drama or in an aesthetic dance film which is scheduled to release on Gandhi Jayanthi of next year.

The film will also star Vaani Kapoor (Befikre fame) as the female lead and will be directed by Siddharth Anand (Anjaana Anjaani and Bang Bang! fame).

Confirming all the rumors, the master trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted out the following, "Yash Raj’s Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff-Vaani Kapoor starrer [not titled yet] to release on Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019 [Gandhi Jayanti]. Directed by Siddharth Anand and Produced by Aditya Chopra. It will be a 5-day extended weekend."

-A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Kaabil - Movie Review

[The part highlighted in red might contain spoilers. Please skip the paragraph who haven't yet watched the movie.]

Verdict - "A dreary revenge drama."

After Mohenjo Daro failed to impress the Bollywood market critically and commercially. Hrithik Roshan had a tough road to surmount, as his new film Kaabil had to share its release date with SRK's Raees which is one of the most anticipated Bollywood films of the year 2017. Grossing over 50 crores domestically in its opening weekend, will Kaabil succeed and give Hrithik the much-anticipated hit?

Soon after their first date, Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) and Supriya (Yami Gautam) get married to each other to explore their journey in life, love, and happiness. Subsequently, the neighborhood troublemakers Amit (Rohit Roy) and Wasim start to torment Supriya which later results in an assault and forced sex. Devastated by the negligence and lack of support from the police department and general deplore with the situation, Supriya hangs herself to death leaving Rohan stunned, upset and all alone. Will Rohan start a revenge tour and go on a killing spree? Or will his disability to see discontinues him to take retribution?

With the exception of an adorable and a delightful couple played Hrithik and Yami who you can easily get behind, this film had nothing new to offer in terms of contemporary storyline, clever dialogue, and superior direction. The narrative, for the most part, was predictable and didn't explore new directions, especially in the second half where the film suffered from plot holes and unpractical things that are quite ridiculous to appreciate and watch. 

As I mentioned earlier, Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam were the only bright spots in the entire film. Their chemistry, demeanor, and performances elevated the film to a certain level where it's decent enough to watch. As a visually impaired couple, they did a remarkable job throughout the entirety of the film and were endearing to watch. But, the creators of the film failed to create a hostile intimidating villain, both characters of Ronit and Rohit Roy were misused and tedious as they didn't feel like a threat to anyone at any point.

Although Sanjay Gupta added few tweaks and twists to the overall storyline, Kaabil was still forwarded as a dreary revenge drama which explored no new boundaries. Worth a single watch for Hrithik and Yami and their easily compassionate storyline.

My Rating - 2.75/5
Grade - C + (Decent Flick!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Mohenjo Daro - Movie Review

Verdict - "A bummer from the bygone era!"

Set in the ancient years of the Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro is a fictional story about a small town merchant Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) who visits the city of Mohenjo Daro with which he contrives a strange magical connection in his dreams. Upon his arrival, he instantly falls in love with Chaani (Pooja Hegde) who belongs to a high-class community and continues to strike her attention every time. Finally, after learning about his emotional past which links to his parents, he decides to rebel against the evil leader Maham (Kabir Bedi) and elects to bring the city back to its previous glory. 

On the positive side, the film had a few things to offer especially the impressive background score by A.R. Rahman which blended into the story line superlatively. Also, the production design and the action and dance choreography felt authentic without being over-the-top. But, if we keep up a little attention to the detail, they're many little illustrative errors throughout the film that didn't qualify to the prehistoric culture. Yes, I'm partly referring about the expertly trimmed beards and the trendy hairstyles.

Moreover, my biggest concern about the film was the sluggish traditional storyline. It doesn't delve into anything new and keeps us jaded for the entire runtime. Two hours and thirty-five minutes of nothingness in addition to few lazily written characters made the film uninteresting to watch.

Hrithik Roshan's performance was one of the major perks of the entire film, his trait, mannerism and the appeal that he brought to the screen was downright amazing which is easily noticeable in every single scene. Pooja Hegde looked beautiful for the most part, but the inexperience in her acting ability was visible mostly during the emotional scenes. Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh were menacing as the bad guys, but the lack of character development affected their presence in the movie.

In the end, Mohenjo Daro didn't have a lot to offer except for Rahman's inspiring score and Hrithik's bona fide performance. The story would've been a lot more unorthodox other than being generic similar to many other historic films.

My Rating - 2.5/5
Grade - C+ (It deserves your attention for a while)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Bang Bang! - Movie Review

Verdict - "I consider this as a complete displeasure, not even a guilty movie pleasure."

Yet another disappointment? Movies with whopping amount of money turning into a debacle is quite a regular term we often listen in this modern-era. Does Bang Bang fall into that category of movies?

Without referring to any Hollywood movie, here's the plot of the movie! In an illusory world, Hrithik Roshan is in pursuit for thieving something unusual and impractical. What's the whole reason behind nicking a precious item unfolds the storyline of the movie.

In detail! This movie completely has no substance under it, ofcourse, there is a specific plot to prolong and make it interesting. But the movie doesn't really make an effort to do that, inept things happen in the most generic way possible. Bullets start to fly and every conceivable thing will eventually blow, and that encloses my major complaint about the movie.

Yes! I do expect few enthralling, well chorepgraphed action scenes, but I also bother about the reason behind it and the movie neglects something which is significant and necessary for an action movie.

Also the nonsensical characters is also one the major drawback of the movie. Katrina's character felt a little cartoony and completely tainted the vibe of the movie, I also felt that and incredible antagonist was lacking in the movie. And moreover, it was really absurd to see an intelligent character like Hrithik Roshan fall into few tranquil traps.

Should we blame the screenwriters Sujoy Ghosh and Suresh Nair for everything happened? Completely not! I do understand that there is some pressure behind them, but depending on the original material, there's lot more they can do with the plot of the movie and all we got is an enormous action scene for every ten minutes.

However I do appreciate the attempt by the film-maker Siddharth Anand, the movie was gorgeous to gaze at, they were few well shot and choreographed action sequences worth watching and I do understand the hardowork the entire crew deposited to make it work. But there should be a splendid pay-off and I don't think the movie will recieve nothing but hate from people.

About the technical aspects of the movie, the song Meherbaan was gorgeously shot as well as the entire movie, props to cinematographers Ben Jasper , Sunil Patel & Vikas Sivaraman! I do a small concern about the CGI in the movie, but it was tolerable. Music directors, Vishal-Shekhar did an unique job regarding the songs of the movie which were quite easy on the ear.

Hrithik Roshan was vibrant and fits the character well. He has the charisma and the dynamic build-up to attract the viewers and I enjoyed watching him in the movie. Katrina Kaif was a total eye-candy in the movie, she was appealing and let's keep it that way because her acting was not up to the mark, and the movie hassled on her shoulders for the most part.

On the whole, Bang Bang! was a complete displeasure, it's definitely the kind of movie where you can just rent it on a rainy day and watch without keeping much of attention. A little more effort on the screenplay could've definitely helped the movie, but nevertheless it's a misused opportunity which will hurt the box office of the movie. Not my strong recommendation!

My Rating - 2/5
Grade - C (Meh! Probably a rental)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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