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A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsHalf Girlfriend is a romantic drama film directed by Mohit Suri who has earlier made films like Awarapan (2007), Raaz - The Mystery Continues (2009), and Aashiqui 2 (2013). Half Girlfriend is based on Chetan Bhagat’s 2014 novel of the same name which presents the story of a Bihari boy named Madhav who falls in love with a Delhi girl named Rhea. The roles are essayed by Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, respectively. There is practically nothing common between Madhav and Rhea except for their love for basketball. And so it is the game of basketball that brings them close. While it is a love at fir...
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  May 21, 2017, 9:51 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA few days back I received an invitation from Sony Le PLEX HD to spend a a lavish afternoon at the 'Raasta' outlet in Hauz Khas Village to experience the special screening of Le Premiere of ‘Legend’ - A true story about ‘The Kray Twins’, London’s most notorious gangsters. Being a fan of 'gangster' films as well as Tom Hardy's, I naturally got super-excited about the event. The real icing on the cake was going to be the special Gangster-themed food menu that promised to take me back to 1960 London. Just imagine a serene Sunday afternoon alongside movie lovers whilst you are being served a special Gangster-themed food menu. The idea of mouthwa...
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  May 21, 2017, 7:11 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA number of Hollywood films have remade by Bollywood filmmakers without getting official permissions.But lately, Indian filmmakers are progressing in the right direction. Official remake permissions or adaptation rights are being applied for. Films like Dobaara, Tubelight and Chef are official adaptions of Hollywood films Oculus, Little Boy and Chef.Bollywood is not only getting official permissions but also giving credit to the original film makers.The original filmmaker of the film Oculus, Mike Flanagan, has supported and loved the content of the film from day one. He has agreed to go all out and promote the film.Produced by B4U Motion Pictures in association...
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  May 20, 2017, 2:54 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsHindi Medium is the name of actor Irrfan Khan’s much awaited comedy-drama film about a Chandni Chowk couple trying desperately to get their daughter admitted to an English medium school in Delhi. The film is about their struggles amidst the widespread corruption and nepotism prevalent in the admission process. The Saket Chaudhary-directed film co-stars Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, and Amrita Singh. The film also features cameo appearances from Sanjay Suri and Neha Dhupia.While Hindi Medium has a noble idea at its heart, it unfortunately fails in its endeavour to propagate it. Let’s look at the ...
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  May 20, 2017, 12:36 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureNew Delhi,19th May, 2017: The 1st edition of PickUrFlick Indie Film Festival founded by Abhishek Sinha commenced today with 13 Asian Premieres and 4 Indian Premieres at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Carlos Varona Narvion, Director, Instituto Cervantes.The spotlight country for this edition is Spain, as special focus is on Spanish/Latin American films. The students studying at Instituto Cervantes attended the festival in huge numbers, as this edition has over 23 Spanish Films. Out of the 29 films screene...
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  May 19, 2017, 10:43 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureWhenever one talks of independent filmmaking in India the first name that comes to mind is Onir. In 2005, Onir shot to fame with a gem of a film called ‘My Brother… Nikhil’ whose critical success inspired many other filmmakers to take the indie route. Over the next few years Onir continued to experiment with films like ‘Bas Ek Pal’ and ‘Sorry Bhai!’ before finally making the highly acclaimed ‘I Am’ in the year 2011 which won him the prestigious National Award. When Onir realized that getting the funding for ‘I Am’ wasn’t going to be easy he chose to explore the crowd funding channel, once again showing others the way. Onir is the on...
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  May 18, 2017, 9:27 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureNitesh Ranglani's short feature, Pocket Mummy, produced by Suburban Diagnostics, released digitally by Humaramovie, today, on occasion of Mother's Day. The film features acclaimed veteran actress Madhoo Shah as the Mother and Parzaan Dastur as her son.Pocket Mummy is a story about a single mother, and the bond between her and her son.Pocket Mummy is Nitesh Ranglani's directorial debut and he says “Pocket Mummy is a very simple story, between a mother and a son, that everyone will relate to. I couldn't have got anyone better than Madhoo Ma'am and Parzaan to play the parts. Madhoo Ma'am had earlier worked with my dad on Yeshwant and it's a great feeling direct...
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  May 18, 2017, 12:52 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureDr. MSG aka Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan promoted his upcoming comedy flick "Jattu Engineer" in Delhi. After box office success of Hind Ka Napak Ko Jawab, Dr.MSG is all set to hit the big screen again with "Jattu Engineer".This is going to be his first comedy film. And just like four previous action movies of MSG-series, the father-daughter duo, Saint Dr.MSG and his daughter Honeypreet Insan has directed this movie. "Jattu Engineer" will be a comedy movie with some social messages knitted in humour and emotions. The storyline revolves around an underdeveloped village that is struck by poverty, unemployment, and drug menace and how a teacher tra...
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  May 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Rohith RajuFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsThoughts on Ratnam’s magical Kaatru Veliyidai - a tale of two lovers, VC, a self centered, arrogant fighter pilot, and Leela, a self respectful, feminist doctor, who are not aware of the hurdles they are gonna encounter; with the mindset they persist with, it's inevitable. Firstly many would always wonder why Ratnam takes long time to conceive a movie. After watching his films, they reckon why this much time is being spent on this film. Its obvious. But it certainly needs that much time to create ‘magic’ and Kaatru Veliyidai/Cheliya is such magic. The film begins with the war, set in Kargil War pe...
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  May 15, 2017, 6:50 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsSarkar 3 is the much awaited sequel to the 2008 film ‘Sarkar Raj’ and the third chapter in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Sarkar’ film series starring Amitabh Bachchan as the Godfather-esque Subhash Nagre. Inspired by the late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, Nagre is revered by people of the state who see him as a messiah. Although, he himself isn’t interested in politics he holds the key to the corridors of power as far as the state politics is concerned.In Sarkar 3, Nagre faces him greatest challenge yet. Having lost both his sons, he finds himself completely cornered with the enemies closing in ...
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  May 14, 2017, 12:35 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn her forty-seven year old career, yesteryear diva, Zeenat Aman sings for the first time in her upcoming web series Love Life & Screw Ups!!! Interestingly, the lines which she has sung in the song have mentions of dialogues from her previous iconic films. Initially, Zeenat was very reluctant to sing as she is not a trained singer. In fact the music director recorded the song with a professional singer. “But I was not satisfied. As this song is introduction of the persona of Joanna, her character name in the series. And Joanna’s persona is the combination of her memorable, full of life roles like in Yaadon KI Baraat, Heera Panna and Manoranjan. I w...
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Tag :india
  May 13, 2017, 3:18 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureEditor-in-chief, A Potpourri of Vestiges, Murtaza Ali Khan, recently caught up with Dr Amit Nagpal, PhD, who is one of the pioneers of digital storytelling in India. After working for more than two decades in academics, and corporate (including publishing, television and digital marketing), he realized teaching is meditation and storytelling is his Nirvana. He is also Chief Inspirational Storyteller at AL Services. AL Services has co-created stories of some of the most inspiring people in India and abroad. Dr. Nagpal is the author of the book ‘Personal Branding, Storytelling And Beyond’. He tweets at @DrAmitInspires.Here is a summary of the Q&A session ...
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  May 8, 2017, 1:30 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe legendary music composer and global icon A.R. Rahman is now heading towards the directorial lane for the movies. As he today exclusively launched the prelude of his directional debut 'Le Musk', the world’s first cinematic Virtual Reality immersive narratives. Firstly an Academy Award winning composer and now a director, it seems Rahman is going to be unstoppable. Along with him, Gautam Dutta the CEO of PVR Ltd. was also there to grace the event.  After being showcased in Las Vegas, 'Le Musk' prelude was launched in Noida, India.While asking Rahman for his whole sole experience of 'Le Musk', he narrated, “It was all about th...
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  May 6, 2017, 1:47 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureOn her way to motherhood, B-Town actor Soha Ali Khan launched the brand new mineral water 'Pani', from Viiking Ventures, out here in Delhi. Along with Soha, present here was actor turned producer as well the chairman of Viiking Ventures himself, Sachin Joshi. The mineral water is going to be beneficial for pregnant women. For the same, Soha shared, “I am glad to be the part of such a natural brand, 'Pani', which is important for every human in daily routine life. Yes, as for pregnant ladies Paani is beneficial, in the same manner it is compulsory for normal beings too.”Whereas, on the other hand, Sachin seemed confident for his latest brand of 'Pani', ...
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  May 4, 2017, 12:53 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn an age of old songs being recreated into remixes in the country, Humma Humma, Tamma Tamma, Laila main Laila and Sara Zamana to name a few; Honey Singh's Dheere Dheere's still topped the charts country wide.It's sassy beats and words from the old song merging together make you groove to the song everytime you listen to it. Recreated in 2015 and released worldwide, it instantly struck cords with people and became the song to be played at every party or club.A nationwide craze erupted for the song with fans of Honey Singh taking an instant liking to, creating a media buzz never seen before.Honey Singh's master recreation is still fresh in people's minds along w...
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  May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureFinally, the preparation of Delhi's biggest Luv Kush Ramleela for this year has been given a head start, with the graceful presence of B-Town stars Manoj Tiwari, Anup Jalota and Shankar Sahni.In a Press Conference held in Delhi, President of LuvKush Ramleela, Ashok Agrarwal revealed that this year the Ramleela play will be bigger than ever as most of the prominent personalities from the Bollywood industry will turn up on the stage in different characters, he said, “Finally the preparation of Ramleela is started for this year. And I am sure it will take place in a big manner. We are going to release the entire information of Luv Kush Ramleela on our official w...
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  April 30, 2017, 10:40 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureI recently watched the play ‘A Walk in the Woods’ at Delhi Theatre Festival. A two-hander featuring Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapur , A Walk in the Woods, directed by Ratna Shah Pathak, is an adaptation of the American playwright Lee Blessing's original play of the same name. Interestingly, the Indian adaptation is done by actors Faisal Rashid and Randeep Hooda. While the original play revolved around two diplomats, an American and a Russian, trying to discuss a peace proposal towards the end of the Cold War, the Indian adaptation focuses upon two negotiators, Ram Chinappa (Rajit Kapur) and Jamaluddin Lutfullah (Naseeruddin Shah), representing Indian and P...
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  April 30, 2017, 3:12 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeaturePunjabi academy organised second Satguru Jagjeet Sangeet Sammelan on 23d April in Siri Fort Auditorium.This event was mainly for classical music lovers and involved jugalbandi (fusion) between Hindustani and Carnatic music. Shri Amjad Ali Khan was there to praise the performing artists. In 2012, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, honoured Satguru Jagjit Singh by inducting him as a prestigious Tagore Fellow of the Akademi for his contribution to the Indian classical music and dance. A delegation from Sangeet Natak Akademi specially came to Sri Bhaini Sahib on the occasion of Vaisakhi i.e. 13 April 2013 to present the Tagore Ratna to Sri Mata Chand ...
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  April 29, 2017, 2:31 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsBahubali: The Conclusion, the highly-anticipated sequel to Bahubali: The Beginning, is out about two years after the first film tumbled all kinds of box-office records in India. The unprecedented success of the first film has made Bahubali a big brand of its own. Bahubali: The Conclusion is coming one whole year after it was promised. The delay is of course understandable. The overwhelming success of the first film meant that S. S. Rajamouli and team had to take things much more seriously. There were no longer going to make a film primarily for Telugu or the South Indian audiences.  Also, the ...
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  April 29, 2017, 12:48 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught up with actor Bhuvan Arora who made his debut with YRF’s Shuddh Desi Romance. Bhuvan would next be seen in Nagesh Kukunoor's new web series opposite Nimrat Kaur and a film called Bank Chor alongside Riteish Deshmukh and Vikram Thapa. He graduated in acting from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 2011.ExcerptsYou are well on course to establishing yourself in the industry. Tell us about the challenges one gets to face as a young actor and how does one deal with them?I think the foremost challenge is to stay motivated and positive because a newcomer has to face rejection more often than not and that to...
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  April 27, 2017, 1:48 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA Potpourri of Vestiges recently caught up with actor Bhuvan Arora who made his debut with YRF’s Shuddh Desi Romance. Bhuvan would next be seen in Nagesh Kukunoor's new web series opposite Nimrat Kaur and a film called Bank Chor alongside Riteish Deshmukh and Vikram Thapa. He graduated in acting from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 2011.ExcerptsYou are well on course to establishing yourself in the industry. Tell us about the challenges one gets to face as a young actor and how does one deal with them?I think the foremost challenge is to stay motivated and positive because a newcomer has to face rejection more often than not and that to...
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  April 27, 2017, 1:48 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAfter launching the spectacular first look of India’s first Punjabi language superhero film, Super Singh, Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures and Pawan Gill’s Brat Films launched the second poster of the movie in the presence of the lead actor Diljit Dosanjh and Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan Singh.The first poster of Super Singh launched across the national level has never happened for any Punjabi film ever before and considering the humongous response, the superhero film was trending on Twitter all India at No 3 on the day of the launch, followed by unveiling the second poster of the movie by Diljit and Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Saj...
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Tag :entertainment
  April 26, 2017, 7:02 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn 2005, the Indian film genre of crime and entertaining family drama was shaken up with a new benchmark presented by maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma with his blockbuster hit Sarkar. Starring thespian Amitabh Bachchan as the Godfather-esque patriarch of the city aka Subhash Nagre, the film's stellar success saw a second installment in 2008 with Sarkar Raj, firmly establishing it as one of the most impactful movie franchises of Hindi cinema. After more than eight years, the franchise is back with Amitabh Bachchan's ubiquitous fury, his trademark intimidating stares, highly memorable one-liners, complemented by a crescendo of haunting music. After th...
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  April 26, 2017, 4:27 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureFarhan Akhtar had recently made a visit to the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, where he got nostalgic remembering the happy memories from his critically acclaimed film Lakshya.The talented actor director recollected memories of him working on the Hrithik Roshan starrer.Farhan had visited Dehradun for a live show with his band members, when he requested the IMA, that if he can visit the place again, to which the administration happily obliged.He had visited the academy to research and understand its mode of working as parts of the film centered on Hrithiks military training.It has been 13 long years since Farhan visited the IMA, but then too Farhan recalled...
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  April 25, 2017, 7:05 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSaint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan aka Dr MSG’s upcoming movie "Jattu Engineer" is out with its second poster. As Saint Dr MSG released the first poster of the movie from his Twitter account, now the second poster is here to showcase the energetic feel of the movie. In the poster we can find him on a bike, with impactful character of the movie.Just like previous movies of MSG-series, the father-daughter duo, Saint Dr MSG and his daughter Honeypreet Insan, have directed this movie. "Jattu Engineer" will be a comedy movie with some social messages knitted in humor and emotions. The storyline revolves around an underdeveloped village that is struck by p...
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  April 25, 2017, 1:45 am
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