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Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Star in a New Film Under YRF!?

Post 'Padmaavat', Ranveer Singh, and Deepika Padukone were trending on social media sites these days with their marriage rumors. But, the Bollywood stud Ranveer has finally denied all the reports about their impending marriage and also hinted about being in a relationship.

But according to the latest reports, the darling couple will soon be seen in a film together under the YRF banner and Maneesh Sharma ('Fan' fame) will be directing the movie. YRF is known for romantic films, but the question is whether they will be going for a full-fledged romantic drama for this sensuous couple. While Aditya Chopra was always keen on producing a film with Ranveer, we hear that they decided to rope in Deepika Padukone after one of her recent films was put on hold.

The film is expected to go on floor next year after Ranveer wraps up his upcoming film '1983'.

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Sonu Sood to Play the Baddie in 'Simmba'!?

The pre-production and casting choices seem to be an uphill battle for the makers of 'Simmba'. After going through many changes and finalizing Sara Ali Khan as the female lead, casting an antagonist is now the latest problem. A few months back, we heard rumors that they approached Abhishek Bachchan to play the baddie. After that, they've also approached R. Madhavan, but he has to step down due to a shoulder injury, but now, according to recent reports, we hear that Sonu Sood has finally ended up with the role.

Now, if you're fine lad like me and already seen the original Telugu film 'Temper' from which 'Simmba' is being adapted from, you already know that Sood will be playing the character of a psychic mafia don who has an unorthodox persona. It should be very interesting to see how Sood presents his role here as it is vital in the film.

Nevertheless, 'Simmba' is being co-produced by Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty and stars the Versatile Ranveer Singh and Leggy Lass Sara Ali Khan in lead roles and is looking for a 28th December 2018 release.

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Sara Ali Khan to Romance Ranveer in 'Simmba'!?

Simmba is an upcoming film starring Ranveer Singh and directed by Rohit Shetty and we all are well aware that Rohit is been searching for a suitable actress as the female lead for the film. Now, if rumors are true, the filmmaker found Ranveer’s heroine in Sara Ali Khan.

Sara Ali Khan (daughter of Saif Ali Khan) is yet to debut in Bollywood and her upcoming film 'Kedarnath' is creating buzz lately primarily because of the alterations between the director and the producers. Another actress considered for the role is Jahnvi Kapoor, who is yet another star kid.

Sources claim that Sara is selected as a consequence of the entire 'Kedarnath' controversy. We hear that her parents Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan were upset with the recent turn of events and Kareena joined Saif in putting a good word for Sara to film's producer Karan Johar, who basically cannot decline their request and went on to convince director Rohit Shetty to sign Sara for 'Simmba'.

Nevertheless, here's a fact, 'Simmba' is the remake of the super-hit Tollywood film 'Temper' starring N.T.R Jr. and Kajal Aggarwal that deals with a social message towards women empowerment.

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

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Padmaavat - Honest Movie Review

Disclaimer: My opinion on this film might be different than yours, I'm not articulating to anyone to not go watch this movie. Go to the closest theatre and decide it for yourself.

Verdict - "A Giant Disappointment!

In the midst of few ludicrous allegations from religious groups, state governments, and nonsensical people Padmaavat finally got released to the public nearly two months after its initial release date. But, after making the news headlines for at least three months, did it live up to everyone's hype? I must say, NO!

As Y'all already knew it by now, the storyline of Padmaavat revolves around a barbarous ruler and the 'Sultan of Delhi' Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) and his mad quest to capture the 'Queen of Chittor' Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), whom he believes will fill in the missing bit in his journey to be the most powerful leader in the entire world.

Clocking at a drawn-out two-hour forty-five-minute runtime, I should say that this film tested my patience for the most part. Indeed they're few positives that I'll get to in a moment, but, with a fairly familiar storyline and a lackluster screenplay crafted with scenes that we've already seen many times before, this film predominantly didn't peak my interest dramatically or emotionally.

And I consider that as a big letdown. Coming from the house of Bhansali, we expect much more than elegant costumes, grandeur production design, and fantastic BGM from an epic historical film. We expect a tightly packed storyline, beguiling screenplay (which would've been better as the film, for the most part, is fictionalized) and characters that we could get behind; therefore when something dramatic happens there will be an emotional impact in the audience member. Moreover, they're many scenes in the film including the climax which had the potential to look and feel poignant, but, Bhansali totally misses the opportunity and in turn, makes it a 163-minute snore-fest.

As I stated earlier, they're few positives to look into in this film, primarily the music and the background score by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sanchit Balhara was astounding. The songs were choreographed and picturized masterfully and the production design was exquisite, which I must give Bhansali props for, he truly captured the 13th-century look magnificently that involves vast research and hard work.

Another major positive for the film is undoubtedly the performance by Ranveer Singh, his charisma and the way that he presented this barbarous cold-blooded evil character was something truly exceptional. Weirdly, when you start to root for the bad guy, that's when you know the actor had excelled with his performance. Shahid Kapoor was more or less decent, as his character was by far the weakest when compared to the other two. Coming to Deepika Padukone, I don't know who proposed the idea to digitally soften up her face in the post-production to make her resemble the moon, but, that distracted me during the entire film. Anyhow, being the focal point of the plot, I expected Deepika's character to be profound and with nearly (excluding the climax) zero character moments her performance didn't stand-out for me. And I'm not going to complain about how bad the CGI looked at times because it is something involved with the budget of the movie.

Overall, barring Ranveer Singh's extraordinary performance, Padmaavat suffers from its unexciting storyline, poorly written screenplay and an exhausting runtime which conclusively made it a tedious watch. After literally being bombarded by the news channels left and right with the controversies and allegations, this is not something that I expected from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a boring film!

My Rating - 2/5 | Grade - C (Meh! Probably a Rental!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Dil Dhadakne Do - Movie Review

Verdict - "DDD is just one step away from being a failure. Thanks to the cast and the distinct approach of the movie."

Affluent look, gigantic cast, ingenious crew and with an eighty-six crore budget things should never go wrong for any movie. But in the cinematic universe that we live in right now, everything is uncertain, movies may disappoint and indeed can turn into a disaster (take Bombay Velvet as an example.) So my expectations were extremely low for Dil Dhadakne Do and I never envisioned it to be good. But with the benefit of doubt, I ended up liking the movie and cherished it for being authentic.

Advancing with a bumpy journey of love and hate, Kamal and Neelam Mehra (prominently known as The Mehra's) decide to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on an extravagant cruise as they invite their arduous family and covetous friends to join them on their journey of splendor. But?

The two leading ladies of the movie -- Zoya Akhtar, and Reema Kagti made sure that their message was up-front in the movie and they never felt timid to display the distinct side of a well-heeled person. Moreover, it was interesting to watch the silliness and lunacy between these people and the way it was executed was totally amusing.

Here's my problem with the movie. All the fun, love, emotion, despair and empathy can be a solid two-hour long entertainer. But this movie stretches far too long till it reaches an exasperated place of tedium. It is nearly three-hour long for no clear reason and struggled deliriously during its runtime. 

But a pleasing and a satisfying climax is the most worthy and essential aspect for a conflicting movie. For a second time, the finale was never satiating for the entire movie and felt unexpected. 

Backed up with tremendous star power, performances from the entire cast in the movie were astounding to watch. Everyone had a moment or two to shine and the chemistry between them worked well as they're believable as a family.

Nevertheless, Dil Dhadkne Do is a refreshing movie with an admirable message, lavish look, and amusing humor. But the 172-minute runtime and few mundane parts makes the movie a little tiresome to watch. Keep your expectations low and you'll never be dissatisfied.

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

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Kill Dil - Movie Review

Verdict - "Kill Dil leaves you with nothing but distress".

To begin with the plot of the movie, Dev (Ranveer) and Tutu (Ali Zafar) were two orphan kids watched over by the gangster Bhaiyaji (Govinda) in a brutish atmosphere where guns and weapons were respected more than the books and education.

While invigorating their lives as professional shooters, Dev encounters Disha, a fizzy and a gracious individual and in the long run, they obviously fall in love with each other. Eventually, Bhaiyaji learns about their relationship and completely gets offended, leaving Dev with an unsure path to chose between Kill or Dil.

Honestly, this is a blunt storyline which we've seen many times before. It's nothing new or refreshing, but the potential to turn into a stimulating storyline was always available. The narration of the movie is like a journey of a particular individual from his childhood and they can indisputably tell a great story within these boundaries.

But, the screenplay of the movie was all over the place for the most part, it doesn't conclude a scene well, it doesn't take time nourish and moreover it was arduous to watch these random scenes pop-up without a definite meaning. And just to cheer you guys up, the film does hits well on all it's comedic scenes which is the cheif redeeming factor of the movie and the only component which I enjoyed the most.

Talking about potential, I'm actually impressed with few distinct scenes in the movie, mainly the climax with Zafar, Ranveer and Parineeti, it was actually one of the few interesting takes I've seen in a while and I also comprehended that director Shaad Ali has the ability to gyrate the movie into an exciting one.

Technically, I loved Aveek Mukhopadhyay's cinematography in the movie, they were a wide range of lights used in the movie and he did a remarkable job in capturing them efficiently, but is it something which defies the tone of the movie? No! The music (except for the title song) in the movie didn't astonish me to any extent and they're rather forgettable than intolerable.

I do love the casting of this movie, Zafar and Ranveer enthralled me with their chemistry and the brotherhood between each other, but as I stated earlier, the film didn't take time to develop and therefore the characters are a bit stale. The romantic love angle between Ranveer and Parineeti was the most generic thing I've seen in a while.

With that being said, there's nothing wrong with their performances, it was decent along with Govinda's swag. But it didn't really fit well with the movie.

On the whole, I'm not disappointed with Kill Dil because I went with zero expectations and I'm completely fine to watch a bad movie. This movie should've never been made, there's no new element attached it and I completely don't recommend you to go watch it. If you're still interested to watch it for the comedic aspect or for few interesting shots, go with a very low expectation.

My Rating - 1.5/5
Grade - D+ (A hangover!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Gunday - Movie Review

Verdict - “A painful watch! Nowhere near it's soaring expectations”.

They are Calcutta's most loved, most celebrated, most reckless, most fearless, most powerful Gunday? I'm totally misled!

After the severance of Bangladesh, The movie kicks off with the destitute kids Bikram (Ranveer Singh) and Bala (Arjun Kapoor) who were raised by smuggling guns. After few surplus and offensive sequences, Bikram and Bala disembark to Calcutta as they eventually become the most reverenced gunday and gain popularity throughout the city.

Being bounded by many criminal activities, Bikram and Bala reaps the attention of the new ACP Satyajeet (Irrfan Khan) as he conceives few thoughts to divide them and arrest red handedly with needed proofs. Eventually this leads into many predictable twists and turns which concludes our movie in a stereotypical way.

Contrary talk! Because of the astounding promos and music I was totally pumped up from the movie. Expected something epic and massive and what I actually got from the movie was totally diverse. It was dull, unsurprising, totally predictable and perfunctorily blame the director-screenwriter Ali Abbas Zafar for everything that had happened. He totally got it wrong with his writing which ultimately costed him a highly anticipated movie.

The writing was terrible at times, mainly with all the twists and turns, it was ridiculously predictable. Or maybe that's the point of Mr. Zafar? It was a certaonly throwback to the 70's actioners, but we've seen these kinda stories floating around every year. Not a good thought to repeat the same old formula! The dialogues were weak and after a brief amount of time it gets customary. 

And I can slightly appreciate him for the attempt, the set designs, costumes and the whole technical department was well directed. But the lack of a fresh newfangled storyline and pioneer writing ability bothered me the most and in addition to that, why is the slow-mo cam used excessively? Isn't that outdated?

On a positive note, performances from the cast were decent. Ranveer Singh was in fine fettle, his charisma added a lot to the movie, altough his performance can slightly be compared to his previous movie Ram-Leela, it was good seeing him play these explosive roles. Arjun Kapoor was not that impressive during his emotional scenes, but he offered a lot to his creepy arrogant role. Priyanka dazzled in her intro song and her character was deep and required.

To conclude, despite it's hype and few satisfying scenes, Gunday ends with a disappointment which I'm deeply saddened with. The uninteresting plot included with several foreseeable twists makes it a painful watch if you're not interested in accustomed movies. Totally for the masses and I unfavorably don't recommend checking it out!

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

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