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Former Miss United Continents to Star in ZERO!

Slated to release during the Christmas weekend, Zero, directed by Aanand L. Rai and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles added yet another credible personality to its cast and this time its the third runner-up in the 2015 Miss United Continents pageant, Sushrii Shreya Mishraa. 

As per the media reports, Sushrii has been roped in to play the role of Abhay Deol’s girlfriend. She has already shot for the film and is apparently pretty kicked about her debut. Commenting on the same, Sushrii apart from having only words of praise for her co-star Abhay, went on to gush about the film is perfect and how Mukesh Chabbra’s casting company was the sole reason for her to bag this role.

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The Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif Dance Film to be Shot in 4D!?

Last month we reported that Remo D' Souza is planning for a dance film starring Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif and now we're hearing reports that the film in a 4D format as the director wants to take this filmmaking experience a step ahead.

In fact, Remo D’Souza was reportedly quoted saying that they have been eyeing on the 4D format and IMAX format for the film. He also asserted that he is still in the process of learning the technology and wants to use it in an appropriate way in his film. At the same time, Remo has also expressed his concerns about how demanding the technology can be.

Speaking on the same, Remo elaborated on how audiences are deeply involved whilst using this technology since physical enhancements are a part of 4D. Keeping in mind all the elements that need to be considered, the camera angles, the mark of the actors etc. are necessary. In the same breath, he also went on to add that just because of the use of technology, he doesn’t want to compromise on the story. Considering that it is a dance-based film, Remo doesn’t want compromises on the dancing front too.

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Katrina Kaif to Replace Priyanka Chopra in the Upcoming Salman Khan Film Bharat!?

Miss World Priyanka Chopra is all set to make her comeback to Bollywood with Salman Khan's upcoming movie, 'Bharat' Ever since Khan and filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced the project a couple of months ago, there have been a lot of speculations about the leading lady. Priyanka Chopra is the latest actress whose name is being associated with the movie. Now, as per a report published in a popular tabloid, Chopra has been dropped and Katrina Kaif has come onboard to star in the film opposite Salman Khan. The actress has declined to comment on the report, though.

If the rumors are true, this will be Salman and Katrina's eighth film together. The audience has always loved the couple with all of their films, where both of them have paired opposite each other, doing wonders at the box office. Not just fans, trade pundits are also very excited about the report because a Salman-Katrina pair in a film means a business beyond Rs. 300 crores at the box office.

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Varun & Katrina to Star in the Biggest Dance Film Ever!

Like it or not, Remo D' Souza is a pioneer when it comes to the dance revolution in India. His films 'ABCD' and 'ABCD 2' are commercially successful films with towering popularity. Now, according to recent reports, Remo is all set to direct the biggest Indian dance film ever with Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif as the leads.

Taran Adarsh confirmed the news by tweeting, "Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif... Yes, that’s the lead cast of Bhushan Kumar and Remo Dsouza’s biggest dance film... Costars Prabhu Dheva with Raghav Juyal, Dharmesh Yelande, and Punit Pathak... 8 Nov 2019 release... This is Varun and Remo’s second film together, after #ABCD2."

Talking about working with Varun and Katrina, Remo stated, "With this movie, I will get to direct Varun, who is among the best dancers in the film industry today, and Katrina, who has proved her versatility as a dancer."

Well, Varun and Katrina are big names in the industry and both of them starring in a movie together is a dream come true for many fans.

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

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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.

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Not SRK! Katrina to Romance Abhay Deol in 'ZERO'!

'Zero' is scheduled to release on December 21, 2018, and it is the most ambitious projects of the Shah Rukh Khan's career and the film will be made on a high-end technology with an extensive use of VFX. Also Co-Starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma the film will also have a number of cameos. King Khan will be seen playing a diehard fan of Katrina in a double role. But, according to the recent reports, Kaif will not be seen romancing SRK and if rumors are true the actress, who will be playing a superstar, will be seen opposite to Abhay Deol. A source close to the project revealed a leading daily that Abhay will also have a cameo in 'Zero' and will play Kaif’s love interest.

About her role in the film, Katrina had said, “Initially, I was supposed to play myself in Zero. The film was titled Katrina Meri Jaan. There was a different cast on board and Shah Rukh sir wasn’t part of it. Now, it’s a satirical take on an actress.”

While Shah Rukh Khan will be seen essaying the role of a dwarf, Katrina and Anushka will also be playing interesting characters. A source had told a leading daily, “While everyone thinks that only Shah Rukh Khan has a special role in the film, they will be surprised to know that Anushka and Katrina's characters also face various challenges. While everyone knows Katrina plays a diva, nobody knows that she is also an alcoholic in the film. She battles with alcoholism, which affects her life in various ways. Anushka, on the other hand, plays a struggling scientist. The makers are trying to keep these details a secret because they don't want to give out too much information.”

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

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Shah Rukh Khan to Promote ZERO in a Unique Fashion!

Shah Rukh Khan is known to promote his films in a unique manner and now he is planning to do the same for his upcoming December release "ZERO" in which he'll be seen alongside Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.

With Anushka’s "Pari" releasing on Holi, Salman Khan’s "Race 3" on Eid and Aamir Khan’s "Thugs of Hindostan" to hit the screens during Diwali, SRK has apparently planned to promote the film during all these festivals one by one.

A source close to the film said, “SRK wants to make it more of a celebration. Hence, he has decided to post titbits from the film, to commemorate each festival. The film’s official poster hasn’t been unveiled. Even the looks of Katrina Kaif and Anushka have been kept under wraps. So, SRK definitely has some plans for Holi.”

Surprisingly, Salman Khan will have a cameo in "ZERO" and the source further added, “Salman and SRK are buddies and the former even has made a cameo in a song for "ZERO". While the first teaser was just a glimpse of the character, the second one is expected to give an insight into what the film is all about. The VFX team is busy with the post-production work and the entire cast and crew is happy with the way it’s turning out.”

Lastly, the source also said that the final three-minute trailer of the film will be released with Aamir Khan’s film "Thugs of Hindostan" on Diwali 2018. Well, this marketing strategy is something we've never seen before and hopefully, it'll be a major success.

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

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Tiger Zinda Hai - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "Fan Service At It's Best!"

Barring Tubelight, Salman Khan has been on a roll lately scoring blockbuster hits with Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Love him or hate him, he knows how to churn out a commercial box-office hit and he's been consistently doing that for the past few years. Tiger Zinda Hai is also once such film which is specifically made for the fans after underlining everything they want to see in a Bhai film.

Loosely based on real-life events, the storyline of the film follows the abduction of forty nurses from India and Pakistan by a militant group called ISC headed by Abu Usman (Sajjad Delfrooz). With a very limit amount of time, options and privileges, Indian Government chooses to send their best player in the game, Tiger (Salman Khan), who had gone undercover since the events of the last film.

Starting off with the positives in the film, I must give credits where its due, the action sequences (choreographed by Tom Struthers from Hollywood) were one of the best I've seen in any Bollywood movie so far, in terms of scale and extravaganza. Every shot was well designed and composed and the amount of hard work that went into crafting these scenes should be appreciated. But, the double and triple dosage of action for every 10-15 minutes can be an overkill and I felt it redundantly when the film started to forcefully insert action sequences without a proper reason.

Now, I love simplistic storylines, the plot of this film is essentially what we expect and naturally witness in a video game. We start at point A, stop at point B and then reach point C. But sometimes with a wafer-thin plot and a runtime of two hours and forty minutes, things can and will get stale and dreary and that's exactly what happened. The comedy, for the most part, didn't work. The forced patriotic dialogues (mainly aimed to please the Pakistani audience) didn't work, few characters were left half-baked and didn't fit appropriately. Everything has been sacrificed for action, which was understandable when your primary aim is to explore the action-genre, but in turn, it doesn't help when you look at the overall film.

The performances from the complete cast were acceptable, Salman Khan excels with his particular skill-set i.e saving lives, escaping from hopeless situations, blowing up things, shooting multiple bandits and in-turn not getting shot at least once and being an all-in-all charismatic guy. Katrina Kaif shines in few remarkable action scenes and that is all. I didn't expect much from her anyway.

Overall, Tiger Zinda Hai mostly failed to impress me in few sections with a lengthy runtime and an insipid storyline, but the action scenes served as a life-saver for the film which were extremely fun to watch. This film is a perfect example of fan service and will surely be a massive commercial success for YRF studios.

My Rating - 3/5 | Grade - B (Worth a Watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Baar Baar Dekho - Movie Review

Verdict - "Kabhi Matt Dekho"

Baar Baar Dekho directed Nitya Mehra is a story about two childhood friends Jai and Diya (Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif) who love each other and plan to get married in a naïve fashion. Prior to the day before the marriage, Diya explains Jai about their endeavours after getting married and Jai replies that he is not yet ready for the marriage as he is planning to do bigger things in life and accomplish his goals. Disconcerted with Jai's response, Diya concludes the discussion by mentioning that she will never talk to him again and leaves. Some time later, Jai, who is already disgruntled with the situation falls asleep all alone and wakes up ten days later and finds himself spending his time in a honeymoon in Thailand with Diya. How ?

Described as a high-concept modern-day love drama, this film was terribly messy and befuddling at the same time. The screenwriters were pretty much unclear with their narration from the start till the finish and the storyline felt pointless when I took the time to reassess after watching the film. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy time travel films when the idea helps the movie to get better by advancing the storyline. But in this case, it just felt like the director is taking us through a series of shorts, set in different timelines and beautiful locations which don't really make a whole lot of sense or prove a proper point.

Yet more, the most disconcerting aspect of the film apart from the story, screenplay and direction were the horribly written characters. Although the performances were quite decent from the entire cast, with Sidharth looking confused and Katrina being depressed nearly 80% of the film, the characters didn't have much depth, the relationship between the lead couple was not well explained as a result it didn't make me believe in them and culminated in becoming a bad movie experience. 

Overall, Baar Baar Dekho is a colossal failure in terms of writing and direction and winds up as a seamless example of how not to make a time-travel film. The lengthy 147-minute runtime and the horrid storyline will turn you delirious after watching the film. So, consider staying at home and spending time with your family.

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

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Phantom - Movie Review

Verdict - "Rushed in its approach, Phantom is quite inferior when compared to the previous films from Kabir Khan."

I love when directors hustle, releasing two movies in just two months was an incredible depiction about how movie directors should work these days. But, on the other side, they are few drawbacks that are considered as a demerit that can spoil this trend.

Following an astounding success with Bajrangi Bhaijaan, director Kabir Khan received a lot of appreciation for choosing a sensible subject and directing it so perfectly as it made us value his work greater than ever. With great success comes great responsibility, the anticipation for Phantom is sky-high and it completely looked splendid on previews and trailers. But?

In an imaginary fictional world, seven years after the attacks of 26/11 in Mumbai, few government officials plan a highly confidential suicide mission to take down all the people behind this horrifying incident that costed the lives of 156 people.

Now, I'm not whining about the intentions of the movie, the concept of India taking down Pakistani terrorists is again a sensitive and a tender subject to carry out and director Kabir Khan, always does his best to deliver a clever outcome. But this movie utterly lacks legitimacy, even though it's purely fictional, many sequences in the movie just doesn't feel that they could happen so conveniently in real life without any misfortune or missteps and the screenplay was totally rushed and felt completely out-of-place for the most part. 

Also, the character development in the movie was atrocious, Saif Ali Khan plays an ex-military cop waiting to resurrect his career and get some sort of compassion from his father. Reason why? We get to see in a substandard flashback sequence. Stuck with a numb expression, Katrina Kaif plays a futile NGO doctor-ish role and to top that Mohammed Ayyub Zeeshan (although I liked his performance) as a terrible government official who looks questionable from the get go.

At least the action sequences in the movie kept me away from sleeping with its loud noise and there is some impressive stunt work done by the lead actors and I appreciate it. But when filming an action scene the director had to make sure that it was clearly choreographed and make it memorable. None of the action sequences in Phantom are notable nor impressive.

Nevertheless, Phantom is undoubtedly a substandard work from Kabir Khan as it felt absurdly illusory and the profound elements were not exhilarating on any scale. Strictly a one time watch!

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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