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Ashutosh Gowariker's New Film 'Panipat' Announced!

After tasting an enormous failure with 'Mohenjo Daro', director Ashutosh Gowariker who is known for his successful films like 'Jodhaa Akbar' and 'Devdas' is coming back with yet another period film that deals with the 'The Battle of Panipat’. Titled, 'Panipat – The Great Betrayal', the film will star Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon in the lead cast and is based on the third battle of Panipat which took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat between a northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan. The epic period drama will pay a tribute to the valor of Maratha warriors.

Talking about working with Sanjay, Ashutosh said, "I shared screen space with Sanjay in Naam (1986), which was a memorable co-acting experience. It will be great to direct such a versatile and talented actor."

About Arjun, Ashutosh continued, "What impresses me most about Arjun, apart from his fine performances, is his dynamism. He had played double roles twice (Aurangzeb, 2013 and Mubarakan 2017), and has portrayed an action hero as well as a lover boy."

When it comes to the female lead Kriti, Ashutosh added, "I needed someone who is beautiful and a good performer. The eclectic combination of these three is a first for me, and I look forward to this exciting journey with them."

Produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions and Vision World Films, 'Panipat - The Great Betrayal' is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.

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

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Sanjay Dutt's Biopic Starring Ranbir Kapoor on Hold!

The Dutt biopic (temporarily titled "Sanju") is all set to release on June 29 of this year, but that doesn't seem to be the case as the acclaimed director Rajkumar Hirani is reportedly not happy with the content that he shot so far.

Sources close to the film say, "Raju wants to reshoot some portions. There are several episodes from Sanjay Dutt’s life that have not turned out the way they were planned. He is also not happy with having to gloss over Sanju’s love life."

Few floating rumors also affirm that Dutt's love affairs with few high-profile celebrities have been altered, due to which Hirani felt that the film looked arbitrated.

The anonymous source also stated the following, "It started off as a no-holds-barred honest and brutal look at Sanjay Dutt’s life. It’s not that anymore."

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

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Ungli - Movie Review

Verdict - "Ungli is a combination of indolent screenplay and poor direction. A lazy attempt!"

Corruption, fraud and bribery are the three most prevalent things in our society. Making a movie based on these attributes is an enlightened thing to do and I always do appreciate when movies of a particular theme have a diverse and an eminent story to tell.

To summarize the plot of the movie, Ungli narrates the story about a gang of four people who were incensed for few precise reasons takes on the corrupted society by exhausting the evil heels with an ingenious strategy. What is the reason behind the formation of this posse? Make a wild guess, I bet you're not that dumb.

Ungli kicks off with a stultified plot that we've seen for many times by now. I steamed up my curiosity hoping that the movie will share some distinct thoughts about society and their struggle. But the movie doesn't take the liberty to explore something new and profound, it falls into the same generic clichés that people are not interested to watch anymore. It did have an ambitious premise to share, but it's a lazy attempt.

Who should we blame for this debacle? Probably, the director Rensil D Silva? In the first place, I'm surprised with the fact that this movie got an approval from a massive production house like Dharma Productions. This movie should've never been made with a substandard script nor with a potent star cast, a small movie with a petite starcast could've worked, but it's too late!

And the most disappointing factor about the movie were the characters itself, you just have to sympathize with Randeep, Kangana & Emraan because their ability was wasted and we really don't care or be concerned about what they do in the movie and when that happens you can say that the movie is in a very wrong place.

Nevertheless, Ungli is just another disappointing movie and I'm really concerned with the fact about all the production studios like DP and YRF are making few inadequate movies which is not a good sign. I suggest you to better skip this movie.

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

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