Movies to watch this week: Action Jackson, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain and Mumbai Delhi Mumbai

A highly acclaimed Hollywood project clashes with a Prabhu Dheva directorial along with a Marathi remake this Friday. A pretty mixed bag we must say! All the three films are of different genres and are sure to enthrall the audiences. So which ones should you watch and which one should you pass? Read on to find out…

Action Jackson

Director: Prabhu Dheva

Star cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Manasvi Mamgai, Anand Raj, Sonu Sood, Prabhu Dheva, Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan

Synopsis: Vishy (Ajay Devgn) is a fun loving and carefree small time crook and Moosa (Kunal Roy Kapur) is his friend as well as accomplice in all his actions, adventures and escapades. It is an irony and coincidence that Vishy meets Khushi (Sonakshi) one day. Khushi is considered the unluckiest girl by her friends because bad luck follows her like a shadow everywhere. But her luck changes the day she meets Vishy. And then the realization that Vishy is lucky for her dawns on her when she bumps into him for the third time. From then on she relentlessly tries to pursue him so that her luck changes. As a result there are a lot of funny incidents that lead to them falling in love with each other. One day a man accidentally sees Vishy’s picture and gets stunned as he makes a call and somehow tries to inform Mafioso Xavier, a deadly and dreaded international Mafia Don. Xavier immediately dispatches his notorious henchmen to Mumbai. Vishy is unaware that a whole network of Police and Underworld are on the lookout for him. Vishy is in shock at the sudden turn of events and soon a deadly secret unfolds before him. This secret is sure to change Vishy’s life forever. A secret that forces him to travel to Bangkok to meet the Mafioso Xavier. A secret that can get him killed. Why is Vishy compelled to risk his life and travel to Bangkok? Who is the other women in Vishy’s life? Where does Khushi stand in this scenario? Will Vishy be able to untangle the complex web of deceit and crime that he has fallen into? For all the answers we will have to wait and watch the film.

Why should you watch: It’s a Prabhu Dheva directorial. Most of his past directorial films have been blockbusters and this one too seems to have all the ingredients of a hit. Ajay Devgn is coming back this year after the super successful Singham Returns. Sonakshi Sinha is back after two superhit films R…Rajkumar and Holiday. Yami Gautam also makes her presence felt throughout the trailer and the promos. All of these will definitely make this a must watch.

Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

Director: Ravi Kumar

Star cast: Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, David Brooks, Rajpal Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Manoj Joshi, Fagun Thakrar, Gopichand Lagadapati, Akhil Mishra, Joy Sengupta

Synopsis: Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain depicts events leading to the biggest man-made industrial disaster in history, which killed as many as 10,000 people in a single night. The movie is a narration of the story from Dilip’s perspective. Dilip (played by Rajpal Yadav), a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. The job is tough and risky with long hours, but everyone wants to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards. The negligence at Union Carbide led to the leakage of methyl isocyanate which killed thousands of people. Tens of thousands of people still suffer from illnesses caused by the exposure to this gas.

Why should you watch: Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain is a historical-drama film set amidst the real-life Bhopal disaster that had occurred in India on December 2–3, 1984. It has some great Hollywood as well as Bollywood actors like Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Rajpal Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Fagun Thakrar who promise stellar performances. It is a dramatization, inspired by real events. It has won many awards at various film festivals and also has been applauded by the United Nations. All these make it a must watch film.

Mumbai Delhi Mumbai

Director: Satish Rajwade

Star cast: Shiv Pandit, Pia Bajpai

Synopsis: Piya (Pia Bajpai), a typical “Mumbai” girl, makes her first ever day trip to Delhi and agrees to meet a possible match for marriage on her mother’s insistence. She lands in Delhi determined to reject the guy after meeting him because after all he’s from “Delhi”. However, as it turns out she loses her phone while fighting with an auto driver and meets Goli Kohli (Shiv Pandit), a witty “Delhi” boy who grudgingly agrees to help her. One thing leads to another and they end up spending the entire day together. They fight, they argue, they laugh and share a lifetime of emotions in one day. When they meet in the morning they are strangers with strong biases about Mumbai & Delhi, when they part in the evening, the biases have turned into affection for each other’s quirks and finally, love.

Why should you watch: While Marathi films are usually adapted from Hindi scripts (Not necessarily always), Satish Rajawade decided to do the rarer task of creating a Hindi film based upon one in Marathi. Using his popular Marathi film Mumbai Pune Mumbai as the template, he reworked the original film to give it a wider national appeal. This might make for an interesting watch.

So audiences, go ahead and take your pick for this week.

Prabhu Dheva: It’s my dream to work with Amitabh Bachchan

The Action Jackson director revealed his wish to work with the legend

Actor-filmmaker Prabhu Dheva says he’s a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan and that he harbors a dream to work with the megastar. “I want to work with Amitabh sir. I don’t know when that is going to happen. I didn’t tell sir about this though I have met him before. It’s my dream to work with him. I’ve loved all his films and I’m a huge fan of Amitabh and Rajinikanth sir,” Prabhu Dheva told IANS. Busy promoting his forthcoming film Action Jackson, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam and Manasvi Mamgai, Prabhu Dheva says each of the actresses have important roles in the film. “In this film, I’ve roped in three actresses and it was kind of them to accept this offer. When I narrated the story, I made it very clear that there are going to be three actresses and nobody questioned me and just said ‘yes’. It’s very sweet of them and all three of them have important roles in the film,” he said. The film is slated for release Dec 5.

‘Bigg Boss 8’: Salman-Sonakshi the sizzling duo!

New Delhi: 'Dabangg' queen Sonakshi Sinha visited the 'Bigg Boss' house Sunday to promote her upcoming film 'Action Jackson' directed by Prabhudeva.

Sporting her new bob haircut, she looked ravishing after shedding her kilos. Sonakshi was happy like child when Salman complimented her hard work on getting lean.

Salman and Sona's chemistry on the show had kept the fans glued to their seats.

Salman Khan in his trademark style mimicked 'Shotgun Sinha' (Shatrughan Sinha) thereby making Sonakshi burst into laughter. The 'Dabangg' duo had a gala time together on the 'Bigg Boss' stage.

Sunday's episode of 'Bigg Boss 8' put all rumours about a rift between Sonakshi and Salman to rest. 

To the audience's surprise, Salman denied his patch up with Shahrukh as Sonakshi seemed to mention about the same.

Salman asked junior shotgun about which B-Town diva should be cast in 'Dabangg' third franchise. And Sonakshi was prompt enough to name herself by saying 'Koi aake to dikhae'.

Sonakshi also entered the 'Bigg Boss' house to meet the inmates and saw some amazing performances by them.

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Mannara looks tacktastic, says Aniket Satam about the Zid actress’s fashion statement this week!

Our in-house fashion designer and critic Aniket Satam decodes celeb style statements of the week. Some impress, some depress and some are plain disasters! Teaser-Aniket-Says Manara-0111214 Shraddha-kapoor-011214 Sonaksh DSC_5481-0111214 27-11-2014-112114 Read on what he says…

Barbie Handa aka Mannara : With a name like that you can’t help and draw similarities with your namesake plastic icon.The match-up is plain patchy and the bright mouth just makes it worse.The slouchy top with those Gym leggings, off Hill road street shops makes the look more tacky and who wears two different styles of cuff in both the hands firstly. Tackastic!

Shraddha Kapoor : How stunning does Ms Kapoor look in this elegant floral 50s style dress.Old school sash belt dress with painterly print can be extremely tricky but Shraddha with her evergreen (Pun intended) girl-next-door charm makes this classic American style work.With that print so loud, minimal accessories route compliments the entire impact of the casual yet formal dressing.

Sonakshi Sinha : After last weeks misses, Sona bounces back in her stylist best in this classic monochrome number.The fitted pencil skirt with button white shirt works stunningly with those curled short hair.Laid back pendant chain and strappy sandals complete this look with a fun quotient. She looks radiating and stunning.

Ranveer Singh: That perfect pastel suit combination is just murdered with an odd maroon bowler hat. A sassy beret in grey or classic beige fedora would have added to this look but this weird-colored funny hat just ruined the entire effort of dressing up. An all bald appearance would add to the quirkier appeal to Mr Funny Bone.

Shruti Haasan: Worst thing can happen to any couture gown is an awkward pose which kills the soul of any well crafted design. That leg formation and hands on hips makes one look funny.

So you agree with Aniket’s judgement? Tell us in the comments section below!

Sonakshi Sinha to romance Fawad Khan?

Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha may be the second Indian actress to romance Pakistan’s Fawad Khan in a Bollywood film.

If the latest report is anything to go by, then Shotgun junior will be paired opposite India’s latest heartthrob from across the border in a film based on poet-writer Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhyanvi’s lives.

Fawad made a million hearts skip a beat as Zaroon Junaid in Zindagi’s ‘Zibdagi Gulzar Hai’. He then wooed his female fans as a majestic Rajput Prince in Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Khoobsurat’.

It will be interesting to see if Fawad and Sona’s chemistry succeeds in creating magic on screen. 

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Bigg Boss 8 highlights: Puneet Issar and Karishma Tanna lock horns, Renee gets evicted and Gautam Gulati makes peace with Praneet Bhatt!

Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha begin the show with their performance on Tere Mast Mast Do Nain.A cheerful banter between the two ensues but somehow it seems too rehearsed. Sonakshi makes a joke about how “waat lagne wali hai”. Salman makes a joke about how Sona has lost a lot of weight. He refers to her as Sonakshi devi, he even mimics her dad Shatrughan Sinha. But somehow the banter seems too forced.

Sonakshi goes inside the house

Salman sends Sona inside the house. Upon entering the house Sonakshi makes a joke about Diandra Soares’s hairstyle rather the lack of it! Sona gives away sweets to Puneet who dance best to Prabhu Deva’s song with Dimpy Ganguly! In other performances Diandra gives Gautam Gulati a peck during the performance. Gautam shows off his excellent dance moves.

Sonakshi makes the contestants speak their mind

Jr Shotgun makes the contestants name each other for the proverbs she says. Diandra says she thinks “naach na jaane aangan tedha” fits Sonali Raut the best. Gautam names Praneet as the most suited for “ghar ka bhedi Lanka dhaye” proverb. Sonakshi stops the fight with the song “dost dost na raha” Well done, Sona!

Sonakshi thinks Puneet is the most negative contestant!

After exiting the house Sonakshi tells Salman that she thinks Puneet ji ”bohot politics khelte hain“. Sona doesn’t like how Puneet controls P3G. Sonakshi finds Sonali most ajeeb but Salman says he likes her.

Gautam and Praneet fight but finally make peace!

Praneet and Gautam’s fight escalates after Gautam makes the ghar ka bhedi lanka dhaaye comment. But the two talk it out and the differences are resolved! Thank God for that!

Salman makes the contestants play the Battery Saver task

Salman makes the contestants play the Battery Saver task asking them True or False question about comments they may or may not have made about each other in the house. It is basically a recap of all the bitching the housemates have ever done about each other so far. The Battery Saver tasks reveals that Karishma Tanna thinks Sonali Raut doesn’t have any personality. Salman also reveals that Puneet had made a comment about how he thinks Karishma is brainless! Diandra comes out as the the winner in this task. Well we just want to say the old saying that goes”digging up old graves never helped anyone.” We just want to tell the makers of BB 8 that making the inmates relive their old animosities wont help the TRPs because they anyway hate each other way too much!

Renee gets evicted

Salman makes Renee realise that her friendship with Upen could have influenced the audiences in her favour but she couldn’t save that bond in the house. Sonali and Praneet are saved from elimination.

Renee drops the Bigg Bomb!

Renee tells Sonali to get her act straight and not do everything for the camera. In turn Sonali retorts that the cameras focus on her whenever she does anything, to which the crowd and Salman cheer most loudly! Renee snaps at Puneet and Pritam and Salman says that had she shown such spunk inside the house she wouldn’t have been nominated. We totally agree with Salman!

Renee nominates Pritam Singh and Praneet for captaincy

Before leaving, Renee drops the Bigg Bomb and names Pritam and Praneet as the potential candidates for captaincy.

Salman ends the episode with his patent “Do whatever you what!” We want you to tell us who you think deserves to be the captain this time?

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Bigg Boss 8: Gautam Gulati and Praneet Bhatt argue over the former’s “ghar ka bhedi Lanka dhaye” remark!

Sonakshi Sinha made the inmates play a game in this episode of Bigg Boss 8

Sonakshi Sinha just came out of the house. She had asked the contestants to take names at the proverbs she says. When she asks Gautam Gulati who he thinks is “ghar ka bhedi” the former names Praneet Bhatt.

After that Gautam and Praneet get into an argument. Praneet clarifies that his intention was never to hurt Gautam. He even clarifies that he still thinks of Gautam as a good friend. Gautam in turn hears out Praneet and says that he is hurt that Praneet calls him negative. He asks Praneet to promise him that if they meet outside the house they will be as friendly as they used to be in the past!

Praneet promises that he will try his best to keep the P3G group intact and the fight is resolved. Now that Gautam and Praneet have extended and accepted each other’s olive branches we hope that peace prevails in the house!

Stay tuned for more Bigg Boss 8 updates!