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Kedarnath Fallout: Abhishek Kapoor to Takeover the Production from KriArj Entertainment

Kedarnath is riddled with controversies initially, the movie was jointly produced by Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment and director, Abhishek Kapoor’s Guy In the Sky Pictures. But after their recent fallout, it is reported that the film will now be made only under Abhishek’s banner as the director will repay a sum of 15 crores back to Prernaa and will wrap the film under his banner.

Talking about it, a trade source stated to the daily, "Abhishek and Prernaa talked across the table. Now, it has been decided that Gattu will reportedly give the latter Rs 15 crore that she paid him for the initial shooting. Once this money is settled, Abhishek will wrap up the movie under his banner."

Earlier, talking about the next schedule of Kedarnath, a source told a leading daily, "After the dust settled down, both Abhishek and the producers (Prernaa Arora and Arjun Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment) realized they were personally invested in the film and did not want to hamper it in any way. Both parties sat down and resolved their issues. The case filed against Abhishek by Prernaa has been withdrawn as well." No release schedule is been finalized yet.

A Movie News Report by Team JFMF | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Sanjana Sanghi to Star as the Lead in 'The Fault in Our Stars' Remake!

We've heard rumors that a Bollywood remake of the hit Hollywood film 'The Fault in Our Stars' is in works and surprisingly, The Mozart of Madras, A. R. Rahman is roped in to score the music for the film. Well, there's an official confirmation that Sanjana Sanghi, who we've seen in commercials like Coca-Cola and Dairy Milk Silk is now chosen to play the female lead and fill in the shoes of the talented Shailene Woodley.

Prominent news reporter Taran Adarsh stated this on Twitter "The wait ends... Fox Star Studios and Mukesh Chhabra finalize the leading lady opposite Sushant Singh Rajput for the Hindi adaptation of the Hollywood blockbuster #TheFaultInOurStars... Sanjana Sanghi... Mukesh Chhabra directs the film."

A source close to the film also said: “Yes Sanjana who made her debut in 'Rockstar has been finalized for the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster from the original that was played by Shailene Woodley while Sushant Singh Rajput has been finalized for the male lead in the film”.

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

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Raabta - Movie Review

Verdict - "Garbage!"

The tagline of the film says it all. From the past life to the present and from Bollywood to Tollywood, "Everything is Connected" in the film Raabta as it's a soft reboot of the hit 2009 Telugu film "Magadheera" directed by Baahubali fame SS Rajamouli. What's more frustrating about the film is that it didn't even take advantage of the adapted storyline and recreated a tedious narrative muddled up with mundane scenes, mediocre music, and bad comedy.

Set in the beautiful continent of Europe, Shiv (Sushant Singh Rajput) randomly meets Saira (Kriti Sanon) and they both discover that they have something special (in terms of feelings) between them. After spending a night together, Saira breaks up with her boyfriend and advances her (love) relationship with Shiv. Subsequently, when Shiv was out-of-town for a week, Saira joins on a dinner date with Zakir (Jim Sarbh) whom she previously met and after a round of drinks, Saira obviously goes unconscious and Zakir carts her to his private mansion as he firmly believes that they're both connected in their earlier life.

Although SSR and Kriti Sanon looked endearing together as a couple, their dreary characters were too hard to root for the entirety of the film. Certain aspects like a compelling storyline, notable scenes, relatable characters will play a significant part in a film's success and writers Siddharth-Garima failed to deliver in these preceding aspects as I failed to recollect the film instantly after its conclusion.

Overall, I'm not entirely sure about how the studio spent nearly 60 crores to produce such a garbage film and how exactly did Dinesh Vijan convince every actor (especially Rajkummar Rao) in the film to clear their schedule and work on his film. Honestly, Bollywood should stop creating this trend of remaking/recycling popular films and have to focus more on making good original films.

My Rating - 1/5
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story - Movie Review

Verdict - "Still feels like an Untold Story"

Directed by Neeraj Pandey and starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role, M.S. Dhoni: An Untold Story enlightens the childhood and the early life of one of the most decorated Indian Cricket Team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film gives us a brief tour about Dhoni's tough struggle before making it to the National Team, the decisions and the sacrifices he had to make, his first job as a ticket collector in a railway station, his relationship with his family, ex-girlfriend and his wife. Piecing together the significant moments from his young manhood, the film also compounds a highlight reel of all the crucial moments from his eminent career like winning the first ever T20 World Cup or endearing the win of the fifty over World Cup nearly after 28 years.

With well over three hours of runtime, this film had a lot to offer, set up and develop but in the end, it still leaves with many crucial questions which are left without being answered or displayed. It felt more like a celebration of the person other than being a memoir that gives us more insight and understanding of the illustrious icon. Don't get me wrong, the first half of the film provides us few enlivening moments about how Dhoni transpired himself from a football goalkeeper to cricket wicket-keeper and from a TC to the captain of the Indian Cricket Team. But in the second half of the film up until the climax where we get to explore the sentimental relationship with his  ex-girlfriend and current wife was tedious to watch and it felt like they're just crammed in there to complete the storyline.

When portraying a person who was admired and beloved all over the country, the performance should be accurate and flawless and SSR went above and beyond with his portrayal in the film. His body language, charisma, and mannerisms were spot on and he brought the much-needed authenticity to the character when needed. Other supporting characters like Anupam Kher and Kumund Mishra gave few exceptional performances that were noteworthy

On the whole, they're many encouraging and inspiring moments in the film that were fascinating to watch. And discovering that hard work and struggle that he had to go through to achieve his goal was truly amazing to watch. With that being said, with a three-hour runtime, this film still feels like a half-baked hagiography where we are left with unrequited questions and dilemma.

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

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PK - Movie Review

Verdict - "Funny and Entertaining! PK was enjoyable as a complete movie."

The plot revolves around an extraterrestrial named PK (Aamir Khan) who arrives to earth in a spaceship with no clothes around his body except for a remote control which has the ability to call back the spaceship when needed. Eventually, after losing his remote control, PK starts his search for the device and in the course he struggles and learns the language, culture and many other things about religion which elevates the story to another level and introduces us to the focal theme of the movie.

Counting in the positives of the movie, the comedic aspect was very funny. Hirani's distinct humour and style was very genuine and I laughed out a numerous times in the movie and I'm very pleased about it. Also the dramatic sequences in the movie are quite heart-trending and were really well supported by the religious aspect of the movie.

However, they're few aspects in the movie which didn't really pay-off, mainly the romantic angles between Anushka and Sushanth and Aamir and Anushka were underwhelming. It almost felt generic and when they pulled out a dramatic sequence from it, the perfection was missing and it's not convincing.

The movie did have a diverse storyline but it felt like a little out of place for me, it didn't feel important in the first place and the turns it took didn't astonish me for the most part. Sure, the climax was surprising, but it could've been much better. Also there's a social aspect displayed in the movie and it didn't work for me too.

The chief storyline written by Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi was one of the best part of the movie, it was sundry and I felt like I'm watching good movie that didn't dawdle to convey the unconventional message in a pontifical world. Hirani's direction and the humour which he adds to the movie was very admirable.

There's no other actor who could've played the character of PK better than Aamir? I would say no. But overall, this is a well arranged character for Aamir which he utlized it to the best. His funny bhojpuri slang and his weird persona felt unique and Aamir did a fabulous job in portraying the character in the proper way. Anushka Sharma did fine as a supporting character in the movie and as I mentioned earlier her love angle didn't work out.

On the whole, PK didn't live up to all my expectations. But it was very funny and entertaining as a complete movie. Aamir and Hirani should be appreciated for trying something which was very distant and delicate at the same time. PK is a must watch and one of the best movies of 2014.

My Rating - 3.5/5 | Grade - B+ (A perfect weekend pick!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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