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A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught up with filmmaker and corporate trainer Ajay Govind who is the line producer for Onir’s upcoming film Shab. An English Literature Graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Ajay has engaged with a range of projects and different clients in over 22 states across India. In 2014, Ajay’s debut feature film as a writer-director After the Third Bell released in theatres across 8 cities. He subsequently line produced My Birthday Song, directed by actor Samir Soni.  He also wrote lyrics for three songs in the movie. He has also directed 4 music videos for independent artists. Ajay is currently working on th...
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  June 25, 2017, 3:33 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureI was recently invited as a invited by News X to participate in a panel discussion on Pahlaj Nihalani's latest attack on creative freedom. This time it was Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal that was on his target. Nihalani took serious objection to use of word 'intercourse' in the recently released movie promo. Not only did he refuse to pass the promo but he also threatened to take serious action against the television channels which aired it while conceding that internet was outside his control. The same drew strong responses from the Twitterati which found it difficult to understand this hypocrisy. At one side you know that internet is the way forward wit...
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  June 24, 2017, 6:43 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsTubelight is the latest offering from Kabir Khan starring the Sultan of Bollywood, Salman Khan, in the title role. The film co-stars Sohail Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri, and the renowned Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. Tubelight also features a cameo from the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The film is an adaptation of the American war drama, Little Boy (2015), directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde.  While Little Boy is set in the backdrop of the Second World War, Tubelight is set during the 1962 India-China War. Tubelight is the story of Laxman Singh Bisht aka Tubelight and his ques...
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  June 24, 2017, 2:59 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe 'Radha' song from Imtiaz Ali's upcoming film 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' is out and its USP is the electrifying chemistry between Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan. This is the their third film together (fourth, if we also included Ae Dil Hai Mushkil wherein SRK had a very brief a role). 'Radha' song is composed by Pritam and voiced by Shahid Mallya and Sunidhi Chauhan and the first song from the highly awaited Imtiaz Ali film. The 'Radha' song begins with Harry telling Sejal why Punjabi singers have loud voices. The lyrics for the song are written by none other than Irshad Kamil who in the past has penned down some amazing songs for Imtiaz Ali, including K...
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Tag :bollywood
  June 21, 2017, 6:39 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ExclusiveBy Murtaza Ali KhanA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught up with actor Sunny Hinduja whose web film Guy in the Sky is currently streaming on Hotstar. Directed by Bikas Mishra, Guy in the Sky also stars Tannishtha Chatterjee and Maanvi Gagroo. Produced by CinePlay, Guy in the Sky is a satire on India's current political climate and Sunny Hinduja's role in Guy in the Sky is that of a husband who secretly admires a political leader whom his wife detests. Sunny, an FTII alumnus, has starred both in films and television serials but he is best known for his role in Ballad of Rustom which was shortlisted for the Best Picture Award at the 86th Academy Awards. ...
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Tag :Bikas Mishra
  June 21, 2017, 4:50 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Tanmay ShuklaAnil Kapoor, who plays Kartar Singh in Anees Bazmee's latest romantic-comedy film 'Mubarakan', was in his usual ultra-energetic and ultra-casual self, almost friendly with the humble photographers, who turned him on to say his famous 'jhakaas' dialogue, asked the question to the media present, "When was the last time a typical family entertainer made it big on the Bollywood Silver Screen?" The answers led to Mubarakan's director Anees Bazmee's filmography, which consists of films like 'No Entry', 'Welcome', 'Singh Is King', 'Thank You', 'Ready', 'Welcome Back' and they need no further information as they are all part of a series of prolific fami...
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  June 21, 2017, 1:18 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanMaking an engaging short film is always a challenge. For, the maker is severely bounded by time. Traditionally a film is supposed to have three acts viz. Setup, Confrontation, and Resolution. This allows the drama to have its ebbs and flows. In the first act, the characters are introduced and the relationships are established. The main character (often referred to as the protagonist) encounters an inciting incident that marks the beginning of his/her journey on the collision path. In the second act, the protagonist attempts to resolve the situation only to face a major setback that leaves him/her in a tight spot. The protagonist perhaps is no...
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Tag :Abeer Pandit
  June 20, 2017, 7:27 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe movie Veere Ki Wedding is in form to hit the wedding season with whole new experiences of the spicy fun. After winning the high court battle with Sonam Kapoor’s Veere Di Wedding, the crew is on their toes to give the best results out. We Indians, anyways are used to have a blast at the wedding season and this movie produced by Make My Day Entertainment will definitely work as the icing on the cake for the entertainment seekers, as promised by the producers.The movie stars actors like Pulkit Samrat, Jimmy Shergill, Kriti Kharbanda, Supriya Karnik, Pradeep Kabra and is directed by Ashu Trikha. Recently, the capital witnessed th...
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Tag :bollywood
  June 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe new mini trail of Jab Harry Met Sejal is out and it gives us more insight about Harry and Sejal.In the new mini trail, both Shah Rukh Khan aka Harry and Anushka Sharma aka Sejal discuss Indemnity Bond.Anushka Sharma aka Sejal is seen explaining the terms of Indemnity Bond and the consequences if both of them, get sexually involved; Harry will be 'absolved of all legal charges.'Which leaves SRK pleasantly surprised and he quips by saying ' Yeh Toh Bahut Vadhiya Ho Gaya Na, Bahut hi Vadhiya Ho Gaya'The first mini trail gave us the glimpse of Harry aka SRK's 'Character Kharaab' in the film.However, Sejal (Anushka), shows how she will be dealing with Harry in ...
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Tag :bollywood
  June 19, 2017, 9:22 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ExclusiveBy Murtaza Ali KhanA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught with with Irene Dhar Malik who has edited Onir's forthcoming Raveena Tandon-starrer, Shab, also starring Ashish Bisht and Arpita Chatterjee, slated to release on June 30, 2017. The National Award-winning editor of Celluloid Man who returned her prestigious award in a wave of protest on intolerance a couple of years back, Irene is an alumna of FTII. She is married to screenwriter Ashwini Malik, her batchmate from FTII. Irene also happens to be Onir's elder sister.ExcerptsShab has been shot over four schedules spread across four different seasons. What are the challenges while editing such as mood-centr...
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Tag :Ashish Bisht
  June 19, 2017, 1:41 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureShraddha Kapoor has been garnering a lot of appreciation for her look in her first biopic Haseena Parkar. The teaser of the film has created a new stir of excitement and anticipation for the film. In the film Shraddha will be portraying Haseena from the age of 17 till her late 40s, from being a teenager to a married young mother to a woman in her 40s. Apoorva Lakhia, director of the film went back and forth with makeup artist Subhash Shinde, hairstylist Simran Devi, stylist Eka Lakhani and costume designers Harpreet and Ajay for almost a year to bring out the perfect look.Once the look was finalized the director made sure that Shraddha Kapoor's look was under w...
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Tag :biopic
  June 17, 2017, 5:31 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe motion pictures have a way of making one feel connected to the world as well as one another. With our daily routine making it difficult to spend quality time with our close ones, the best way to celebrate this Father’s Day is to binge watch the entire day and order some pizzas and chilled iced tea. Here are some titles on Netflix that are best suited to be watched with your Dad.1. The Do-Over: In this Netflix original film, the life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure.2. Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life: This Netflix original d...
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  June 17, 2017, 11:35 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaAdaptation. A way to survive and perhaps the way to thrive. It has stayed true not just in evolution of life but also in the evolution of a highly competitive world of entertainment industry which is subject to incessant changes in both its creators as well as consumers. The former reacting to the latter's dynamic patterns in taste. The large audience of India, youth in particular, has also welcomed the OTT services like the rest of the world. The creative duo of Amazon Prime Video and Excel Entertainment has ventured into this platform with the philosophy, according to the founders of the latter, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, to f...
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Tag :Amazon Prime
  June 17, 2017, 12:39 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught with with Shashwat Srivastava who has written the background for Onir's upcoming Raveena Tandon-starrer, Shab, also starring Ashish Bisht and Arpita Chatterjee, releasing on June 30, 2017. Born and brought up in Lucknow, Shashwat is a music composer, actor, playwright and theatre director. He co-founded Actor Factor Theatre Company in 2006. He has been acting, writing, directing and composing music for the stage ever since. He co-founded the band Folka Dots in 2014 to explore the urban folk music of India. Shashwat has written scores for several notable plays including Girish Karnad's Bali. He has also c...
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Tag :Ashish Bisht
  June 16, 2017, 9:41 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe super hit actor- director duo of ‘Classmates’, Ankush Chaudhari and Aditya Sarpotdar are back with their next Marathi venture. The untitled film is all set to be released by Viacom18 Motion Pictures on 29th September, 2017.Delivering on the promise of varied and unconventional content across all languages, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has now added yet another engaging narrative to its expanding and extensive regional portfolio.The film has been written by Upendra Sidhaye.Elaborating on the same, Ajit Andhare – COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, ““Our next Marathi release on 29thSeptember stars Ankush Chaudhari, this is our very first film ...
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Tag :Ankush Chaudhari
  June 14, 2017, 5:36 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsMysteries of Lisbon is a 2010 Franco-Portuguese romantic period drama film directed by the late Chilean master filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. The screenplay, written by Carolos Saboga, is an adaptation of an 1854 novel of the same name by the celebrated 19th century Portuguese novelist and playwright Camilo Castelo Branco. A prolific writer with a vast oeuvre comprising over 260 different titles—mostly plays, novels and essays—Branco is known for his singular style which was a seamless blend of melodrama, romanticism, wit, sarcasm, pathos, and dark humor. Speaking of prolificacy, Ruiz, with over 10...
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  June 14, 2017, 2:08 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureWe all have heard about Ajay Devgn's generosity and this time around it was his costar Ileana D’Cruz who turned out to be the beneficiary of the star's magnanimity. Ileana D’Cruz who will be seen sharing screen space with Ajay Devgn for the first time in their forthcoming film, Badshaho, was pleasantly surprised to receive a special gift from the veteran actor.On the last day of the shoot, the veteran actor spotted Ileana trying out his glasses and felt that it was looking good on her. So as a parting gift, the actor decided to give his glasses to her. Both Ajay and Ileana share a great rapport as co-stars and bonded well on the set of Badshaho.Re...
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Tag :Badshaho
  June 12, 2017, 5:10 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature“He was looking fine. He was a good, stable person. But one day came the news that he has committed suicide. It shook us from within” says actor-director Nalin Singh about his past roommate, Arun Jaiswal, who ended his life after some emotional turmoil. In the movie ‘My Virgin Diary,’ directed by Nalin, he has put forth Arun’s mysterious life and death.Nalin says, “During hostel life, students deal with many ‘firsts,’ like new lifestyle, friends, roommates, exposure to new cultures and alternate ways of thinking, which creates a lot of pressure on them. In my movie, the protagonist deals with similar problems. ...
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Tag :india
  June 11, 2017, 8:04 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Murtaza Ali KhanThe highly anticipated trailer of  Toilet - Ek Prem Katha is out and so let's examine it a bit. But, before we do that, let's quickly look at its storyline. The films is meant to be a satire on the age old tradition of open defecation in India. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha stars Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sudhir Pandey, Shubha Khote and Anupam Kher.Here is a love story with a difference. There is a rural guy who is desperate to get married. When finally he finds the girl of his dream his lucks take a major twist. After the wedding night when the girl realizes that the house of his in laws has no toilet she i...
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  June 11, 2017, 6:57 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsRaabta, directed by Dinesh Vijan, stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh are in the lead roles. The romantic thriller that’s co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Homi Adajania, and Vijan himself. Raabta is the latest chapter in Bollywood’s long tradition of reincarnation tales such as Milan (1967), Mehbooba (1976), Karz (1980), Karan Arjun (1995), and Om Shanti Om (2007). Raabta features a cameo appearance from the Nation Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao who plays the part of a 324-year-old soothsayer.     Raabta has been in news for months now, long before its trai...
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  June 11, 2017, 1:54 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanThe award-winning director of Chauranga, Bikas Ranjan Mishra, who recently made his digital debut with Pagla Ghoda, an adaptation of Badal Sarkar’s classic Bengali play of the same name, for Star Network’s popular streaming platform HotStar, is coming out with his second web film titled A Guy in the Sky. And, like Pagla Ghoda, it is produced by CinePlay—the brainchild of actors Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara that endeavors to present timeless stories as a new, digitally-immersive avatar of cinema. A tongue-in-cheek satire on the current political climate in India, A Guy in the Sky will be streaming on HotStar from 13June onwards. It...
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Tag :CinePlay
  June 11, 2017, 4:05 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA’Kreations Bandra’s premier salon relaunched today, boasting of a 5950 sq. ft space. The outlet is set to pamper its customers with trendsetting and stylish hair and beyond experiences. Waluscha De Sousa along with the Founder Mrs. Anjoo Karanjia inaugurated the salon in complete fanfare. Present at the grand opening also were Richa Chadha, Anisa Butt, Aditi Paul, Aly and Yasmin Morani and many other celebrities.Post the inauguration of the salon, A'Kreations staff who are one big happy family broke into a team dance - a ritual that will be followed everyday, twice to distress our staff and thank the customers for their continued support and love...
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Tag :entertainment
  June 10, 2017, 5:43 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanLove U Family is a family drama film directed by Sachindra Sharma who previously directed a film titled ‘Mumbai Can Dance Saala'. Love U Family stars Salman Yusuf Khan, Aksha Pardasany and Kashyap in the lead roles. The film costars Manoj Joshi, Navni Parihar, and Soneka Gill with the veteran actor Shakti Kapoor making a special cameo appearance. As the name suggests, Love U Family revolves around family bonding. It is the story of a proud Gujrati couple, Dhiren and Sugandha Devani, and their beloved daughter Khushi and the delicate relationship they share.Although, Love U Family is essential a family drama, there is an interesting romance a...
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Tag :bollywood
  June 10, 2017, 1:17 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught up with the legendary Indian actor Shakti Kapoor who was in Delhi to promote his upcoming film 'Love U Family' wherein he makes a special appearance. Directed by Sachindra Sharma, Love U Family stars Salman Yusuf Khan, Aksha Pardasany and Kashyap in the lead roles. Releasing on June 9, 2017, the film co-stars Manoj Joshi, Navni Parihar, and Soneka Gill.ExcerptsYou have reached a point in your career where there is nothing left to prove. So what is it that drives you and inspires you today to continue acting?See, the day you start feeling you have achieved everything you are a dead man. My children too ask me this question...
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  June 9, 2017, 11:05 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe dancing hunk of India, Salman Yusuff Khan, who is all set to play the lead in his upcoming film 'Love U Family' has backed out from promoting the film after having completed the shoot. Rumours have it that the 'Dance India Dance' winner felt like the film was woman oriented and had less scope for his character. Confirming this, the producer Vipul Diwani explained, "After watching the trailer of the film, Salman left the theatre on a positive note. However, to my surprise the next day I got a text message from his manager Kapil Sharma mentioning that Salman felt the film depicts a women oriented subject and that current posters that have been designed h...
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  June 8, 2017, 2:44 pm
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