Movie Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

Critic's Rating: 3.5/5

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, JackReynor, Bingbing Li, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, John DiMaggio, Reno Wilson, Peter Cullen

Direction: Michael Bay

Genre: Action

Duration: 2 hours 46 minutes

Story: The Autobots are in hiding as they're being hunted down by the CIA with the help of a ruthless bounty hunter Transformer. When a broke inventor accidentally 'finds' Optimus Prime, the CIA and the Decepticons make a beeline for them.

Review: Transformers takes a little time to really build up, with the necessary character-establishing scenes of the humans. Cade Yeager (Wahlberg) lives in the Texas countryside with his daughter Tessa (Peltz). Struggling to pay the bills, he invests every cent into buying and re-purposing what Tessa calls 'junk'. She is skeptical that the eager Yeager will one day make a game-changing invention. Yet later, when the pace kicks in, Bay ensures that you are blindsided by a juggernaut of metal.

CIA agent Harold Attinger (Grammer) finds out that Yeager knows where Optimus Prime (Cullen) is. Attinger gets a Decepticon called Lockdown, whom he has formed a tenuous alliance with, to track down the Autobot leader as well as other Autobots because they are no longer welcome on Earth.

The technology that makes the Transformers is then recycled and reverse-engineered by tech tycoon Joshua Joyce's (Tucci) company KSI, to create a new breed of Transformers. But does Joshua really understand the alien technology well enough to create and more importantly, control?

Prime regroups with Bumblebee, Hound (Goodman), Drift (Watanabe), Crosshairs (DiMaggio) and Brains (Wilson) to fight the Decepticons. Yeager,Tessa and her boyfriend Shane (Reynor) help out. But while the effects are totally off the hook, the dialogues sound like a random collection of one-liners. Indeed, the machines display a wider range of emotions. But then again, you don't watch a Michael Bay film for intense dialogues. The idea is, why shoot a person just once when you can take a cannon instead and literally shred not only the person, but the car next to him, the building behind him and a few bystanders, with a few hundred bullets and shells for good measure. Be it fiery photogenic explosions, smashing buildings, mega monster battles and more, there is no doubt that action rules this film.

Source: [TOI]

Movie Review: Ek Villian

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Aamna Sharif

Direction: Mohit Suri

Genre: Romance

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

Story: When Guru's love Aisha is threatened by Rakesh, a villain, the evil within him resurfaces. He too bays for blood and how.

Review: Guru (Sidharth) is a gangster who is happy to let his gun speak. Till the effervescent, virginal Aisha (Shraddha), a Good Samaritan, crosses his path. Opposite attract. His gun goes silent as the two of them chase the rainbow together. The texture of their relationship has that fairy-tale quality. And just when they start to build their castle, brick by brick, their life is stopped on the tracks by a psychotic serial killer Rakesh (Riteish).

Guru, who had dropped his gun in exchange for a bed of roses with Aisha, rediscovers metal. Inspired largely by Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon's I Saw the Devil (2010), Mohit Suri's romantic thriller is Bollywoodised for the desi market.

While the Korean film relied on too much blood and gore, Suri's film mixes romance and violence in equal measure, letting the plot meander a bit butallowing for some sharp twists as well. So there are those sweet moments interspersed with the melodious galliyan track rendered beautifully by Ankit Tewari. And there are also those look-over-your-shoulder thrills because suddenly, you have not one, but two villains running amok on screen. The cat and mouse game between the two bad men is exciting. However, there is some repeated violence that makes you squirm and wish that the writer had kept the plot tighter.

Sidharth kills with his good looks and delivers an angry man performance deftly; Riteish strikes the right amount of fear in his maniacal gear. Shraddha is bubbly and achingly beautiful. But the supporting cast should have been chosen more discerningly. Aamna Sharif as Riteish's nagging wife is an irritant and Remo Fernandes as the mafia don should definitely have had more menace.

You cannot fault the scale of Ek Villain or berate its lead star cast. But you wish you could celebrate this thriller like you did Suri's last movie outing Aashiqui 2. This one lacks soul.

Source: [TOI]

Watch trailer: Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger in ‘Heropanti’

Actor Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff is all set to make his Bollywood debut with romantic action film ‘Heropanti’.

Tiger Shroff is looking no less than a hunk with his well chiseled body and sturdy sharp looks. The Shroff lad is seen doing killer action sequences and deadly stunts in the trailer.

Tiger lives up to the title ‘Heropanti’ totally as he pulls off action, drama and romance effortlessly. The female lead of the film Kriti Sanon, who is a south film actress and model also looks promising in the film.

‘Heropanti’ is a love story sealed with an impossible, tough fate, a story of the bold Bablu and the bratty Dimpy. It is set against brutal clans and an increasingly violent landscape.

Tiger has been specially trained for martial arts for his role in ‘Heropanti’.

The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Sabbir Khan, is expected to release on May 23, 2014.

The first official trailer of the film was released on Friday (April 4) by Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan in Mumbai.

Watch the official trailer of Heropanti:

Source: IndianExpress

Katrina Kaif meets Ranbir Kapoor’s grandmother

No matter how many times they deny their affair, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are definitely more than “just friends”. Despite having fights over the past few months, all is for sure well between the alleged couple.

Says a source, “fights are common between couple, and it’s the same for Ranbir and Katrina, as well.”

Not very long ago, there was a picture doing rounds on various social networking site, of Katrina Kaif dining with Ranbir’s mom, Neetu and a few other relatives in London. Well, now if latest rumors are to be believed, Katrina recently stopped by Krishna Cottage in Chembur, Mumbai, to share a meal with RK’s grandmom, Krishna Kapoor.

Quotes an entertainment website, “Looks like Ranbir wants to get the final stamp of endorsement on Katrina from his grandmother, Mrs. Krishna Kapoor. He’s extremely close to her and values her opinion tremendously.”

Looks like Katrina is going all out to impress Ranbir’s family.

Source: Bollywood Celebden

Is SRK angry with Karan Johar for inviting Salman?

It seems Bollywood's best buddies, superstars Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar have drifted apart. With rumours doing the rounds that SRK is apparently miffed with the filmmaker, there are speculations that the superstar will not be a guest on KJo's 'Koffee With Karan.'

A Saharsamay report says that Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to come on the final episode of Karan Johar's chat show. However, he has refused to be a part of this. Koffee With Karan Season 4 has only two episodes left for telecast - one features Parineeti Chopra and Alia Bhatt and the other features Sunny Leone and Ekta Kapoor.

Rumours suggest that SRK is miffed with Karan as he invited his arch-rival Salman Khan to open the chat show. However, sources close to the filmmaker say that both SRK and Karan couldn't take out time to shoot the episode, and there is no hostility between the two.

In fact the report has quoted Karan as saying that he and SRK are still close buddies and no one can take away their relationship that has been built in last twenty years.

Well it seems making a choice between Salman and SRK is surely giving Karan Johar nightmares!

ALSO WATCH: Salman on Koffee With Salman

Source: TOI

OMG: Arjun Kapoor kisses Alia Bhatt in public?

Well they might deny their relationship in public, the young lovebirds Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt leave no chance to romance or lock lips with each other. During film promotions for their upcoming movie '2 States', the duo not only showed their chemistry but also kissed in public, shocking thousands of college students.

A media report says that both Arjun and Alia were promoting their upcoming movie in a college and were interacting with students too. However, amid a crowd of students, they suddenly had an eye-contact and then they kissed each other.

Though both have kissed each other in the movie, a shown in trailer, but doing it publicly and that too in front of so many spectators was indeed shocking.

Watch: 2 States Trailer

Source: TOI

Ek Villain Official Teaser | Feat. Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh

From the makers of 2013 love saga Aashiqui 2 comes another love story but with a twist, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in lead roles. The romantic thriller looks fresh with Malhotra seen in a different avatar.

Still from movie A Villian
 The teaser is interesting as it starts with all the mush romance and then takes you into a journey of the ‘villain’.

Check out the Ek Villain official teaser right here:

Ragini MMS 2: Second Week Box Office Collections

Ragini MMS 2 couldn’t pick up much in its second week. The film made a business of approx 8.50 crores over the entire week. Even though Ragini MMS 2 started off on a good note, gradually the film kept dropping in the week days. This Sunny Leone starrer now stands with a total of 47 crores at the domestic box office.

The film suffered mainly due to the ongoing Cricket tournament. Moreover, it also faced a stiff competition from previous release Queen which kept up a good performance through its third and fourth week.

The movie has chances to atleast cross the 50 crore mark, but the lifetime collections of Ragini MMS 2 won’t exceed over 55 crores! Also due to the new releases of Varun Dhawan starrer Main Tera Hero, the film’s screen counts and shows have been reduced.

Source: KoiMoi

I absolutely have no interest in working in Hollywood: Imran Khan

Actor Imran Khan, who has lent his voice to a character in the Hindi version of animation film ’Rio 2′, says he is not keen on acting in Hollywood as not many good roles are written for Indian actors there.

“I absolutely have no interest in working in Hollywood. I think you (Indian actors) get to be the nurse, someone who repairs computer or hero’s roommate, etc. I think they (Hollywood filmmakers) don’t write good roles for Indians,” Imran Khan told PTI in an interview.

However, actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan have no qualms about doing small roles in a big international film.

“Every actor will make a choice that is correct for them. The kind of roles that are offered to Indian actors are not very interesting. With no disrespect to anyone I think one gets to do a glorified special appearance. So no interest, I am very happy to work in India,” Imran said.

When asked if he would accept a decent role in a Hollywood film, he said, “As an actor if there is a very exciting role, I would be very happy to do it. But my observation, as I said earlier, is that those roles don’t come to Indians. They come to us when they need to sell their film in Hindi.”

‘Rio 2′, the sequel to 2011′s hit Hollywood animation flick, will see Imran and Sonakshi Sinha featuring as the main voices of Blu and Jewel respectively in the dubbed Hindi version releasing on April 11.

Imran had seen ‘Rio’ and found it fantastic, but dubbing for a cartoon character in a Hollywood film was a different experience for him.

“It was a little odd because normally when you are dubbing, you are seeing your own face. You have to match it to the timing. The first day I had to guess when to move my lips and when to speak so it matches correctly,” Imran said.

‘Rio 2′ is an adventure comedy set in the Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro. The movie will feature the return of Blu, Jewel and their three kids who leave their domesticated life for a journey to Amazon rainforest.

Source: IndianExpress

Now Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra to battle it out?

History has shown that a clash between two biggies has hardly been productive and examples like GADAR v/s LAGAAN are far and few. No wonder, in the recent past, quite a few actors have rose up to the situation and kept their egos aside to instead arrive at a win-win situation. One waits to see if a similar situation would be averted with two films of Katrina Kaif, BANG BANG and PHANTOM, slated to clash with each other on 2nd October 2014 and Priyanka Chopra's MARY KOM joining the fray too.

"John Abraham starrer WELCOME BACK was the first to do that when it decided to advance its arrival by a week, lest it entangles itself in a three way clash with P.K. and BOMBAY VELVET on the Christmas weekend. Last one heard, even Rajkumar Hirani and Anurag Kashyap are talking it out to avoid this clash. In all probability, the two films would have a solo release. Then recently Ajay Devgn too has moved ahead his ACTION JACKSON, hence resulting in Akshay Kumar having a solo release for his HOLIDAY," informs a trade source.

Also, before the world declares a clash between ITS ENTERTAINMENT and SINGHAM 2, the two films are already spaced out by a week this August, hence resulting in a win-win. No wonder, all eyes are on BANG BANG and PHANTOM to split up as well so that they don't eat into each other's business.

Even for Katrina this is pretty much required since she would be arriving almost a year after DHOOM 3. While she had more or less a supporting part to play in the Aamir starrer, she is very integral to BANG BANG and PHANTOM. The last thing that she would want is to compete with herself on the holiday weekend of 2nd October, when the two films are currently slated to release.

Now, one waits to hear a final word on that, more so since Sanjay Leela Bhansali too has announced his plans for Priyanka Chopra's MARY KOM to release on the same date.

Source: GlamSham

It wasn't easy to achieve slim look: Sonakshi Sinha

Actress Sonakshi Sinha has unveiled the latest edition of Women's Health magazine, displaying her slender figure on its cover. The actress admits achieving the slim and trim look wasn't easy for somebody like her who hates the gym. The actress, whose weight has been the point of concern for many in showbiz, is happy with her makeover.

"It was not easy at all for somebody like me. I am the kind of person who hates the gym. I am allergic to the gym. I want to run away from it," Sonakshi said Thursday at the unveiling event here.

"But I think once I put my mind to something, I go out and achieve it and I guess I did that," she added.

The 26-year-old emphasised that her determination and hard work yielded desired results.

"I decided I want to do it (shed weight) and I took a step to achieve that...tried to achieve my goal rather than being pressurised from people and telling, 'O look at her, she is so fat, she is this...she is that.'"

"If it hadn't come from within, I didn't want to do it," Sonakshi said.

Before foraying into films in 2010, Sonakshi had to shed many extra kilos to get into a perfect shape. She lost almost 30 kgs before signing her debut film "Dabangg" (2010) opposite Salman Khan.

Sonakshi, who feels "she has succeeded in closing critics mouth, who criticised her for being overweight", further shared her experience of growing up as a rotund teenager.

"I was over-confident while growing up. I think when you look a certain way, you try and compensate by something else. I was always a strong child, was always confident, but looks never mattered to me," Sonakshi, daughter of actors Poonam and Shatrughan Sinha, said.

"That was (looks) not that important to me as there were a lot of other things going on, like I used to play a lot of sports...and a lot of other stuff," she added.

For Sonakshi, "Self esteem was not a problem at all" and she added: "I am one of the few lucky ones because I have had friends who have self-esteem problems. Even though they are not really fat, but will put themselves down".

Source: IANS

Sonakshi Sinha breaks her silence on Shahid Kapoor

Bollywood`s sensation Sonakshi Sinha has cleared all the rumours regarding her relationship with our very own Shahid Kapoor.

Rumours of the duo dating had made strong headlines post `R.Rajkumarr` and created quite a stir in the Tinsel Town. But apparently the `Dabangg` actress denied seeing her co-actor and claimed that there is nothing more than friendship between the two.

The couple was rumoured to have struck the chord and were spotted more than once in each other`s company.

Though an unusual pair, their chemistry surely mesmerised one and all on screen. But unfortunately for her fans, there is no romance as such brewing up between them.

Prior to this Bollywood`s hunky dory was dating Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and allegedly even Vidya Balan, but without much success.

Sona and Sasha are supposedly working out under the same gym trainer, which clearly presents a different picture of the two. More than friends, maybe?

Well, all fingers crossed till then!

Source: Zee News

Movie Review: Jal

Critic's Rating: 3.5/5

Cast: Purab H Kohli, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Kirti Kulhari, Yashpal Sharma, Mukul Dev, Saidah Jules

Direction: Girish Malik

Genre: Drama

Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes

Story: In the rustic desertland of India emerges the story of Bakka and his village folk, who're so caught up in their war for water that it dilutes all other emotions. Most of all - love!
Review: Time for a desert safar(i). So carry gallons of water (even blood can't buy you more), ample sun block and a spirit that doesn't drain along the dusty roads (of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat). There will be camels for company too, so beware; it will be a slow, rugged, bumpy, but breathtaking ride.

Bakka's (Purab) the paani ka devta of his poor, water-starved village in the middle of the desert. He's blessed with the power of divining water spots in barren lands. There's also a scorching enmity with the neighbouring gaon as they own a water well and Bakka's sweetheart, Kesar (Kirti). In the meanwhile, a pretty Russian animal activist, Kim (Jules) (who makes the village men's throat go dry!) sets camp here to save flamingos from dying in the only water-body in the village. Fascinated with the gori chamri villagers enthusiastically help her to source fresh water for the feathered beauties. Her project soars, but what about the drought-struck village-folk who are waiting to break into a blood bath over one boond of water?

'Jal' captures the bare beauty of the golden cracked earth and its tortuous tapestry in artfully mounted frames (cinematography: Sunita Radia). It's a picture-perfect album with stark sights and parched souls. The story is stirring, handling several complex issues in the same breath, and yes, that does leave us a bit thirsty. It also needs a better edit. There are over-dramatized scenes (Bakka dragged across the desert) to enhance visual impact, but the solid performances and soundtrack make up for it.

Debutant director Girish Malik throws in some light-hearted moments, which nicely water down the intensity of those long, sun-stroked scenes. Purab impressively shines in one of his best roles ever (dashing in his dhotis), Tannishtha is fiery and fabulous, Kirti shows a lot of spark (she's hot too!). Ravi Gossain (as Bakka's best friend) is excellent and Yashpal and Mukul (Bakka's rival) lend good support. The story scatters often like a fistful of sand, yet, for those seeking something different, go quench your thirst.

Source: TOI

Feel sorry for the person who said I am Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt's daughter: Alia Bhatt

There is a commonality between Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt - both of them shoot from the hip, yet they are sorted. In an exclusive chat with Nagpur Times on their visit to the city, the 'rumoured couple' spoke about dealing with as diverse emotions as annoyance, indifference and indulgence in their respective short stints in Bollywood. 

Alia, you seem to have made your kiss in 2 States the USP of the film by stating that Arjun likes the way you kiss.

Alia: Have I? Our kiss can never be the USP of the film. Actually, people ask such questions and we need to reply in similar vein.

Arjun: It stemmed from an interview of mine, where I said I loved the way she kissed and it became the talking point for obvious reasons. There's nothing more to it.

Considering Alia is just two films old in Bollywood and Arjun, you have had just three releases till date, both of you are handling the marketing and promotions of the film with elan. Whether it's your selfie that Alia tweeted (in which she looks completely besotted) or your statements on your kiss, you seem to know well what works for the film. 

Alia: I don't think so. How long can you pretend? As it is, we've acted enough in the film; so, why would we extend our acting skills to promotions as well? There is a lot of comfort between us and that reflects in our behaviour and conversations. Even, that selfie I took was a fun thing as he was giving an interview and I was genuinely getting bored sitting beside him!

Arjun: What happens is that at times you do things on impulse and they get noticed. But, the fact of the matter is whether we do things intentionally or spontaneously, people pick them up as they follow us. The idea is not if 2 States' release is approaching, we should behave in a friendly manner. We've been friends for a while; we've put our pictures online earlier as well.

While Arjun has reacted with annoyance towards the rumoured couple tag that has been ascribed to both of you, Alia, you've been a bit indulgent towards this tag. Wouldn't you confess to have created confusion about your relationship status with Arjun?

Alia: I agree that I jokingly or casually stated that we are a couple but then when I realised the prospective impact it could have, I immediately retracted.

So, is it your indifferent approach towards the linkup questions?

Alia: Yeah. What else do I do? If I'd got affected, I would get upset. But, I don't give a damn! So, I tend to get indifferent. But then, they take my indifference also in a literal manner.

Earlier, the grapevine about linkups between actors and actresses used to persist for a long while but now the linkup rumours get refreshed with the launch of every film... 

Arjun: I don't dwell too much on it. We do our job by putting a lot of efforts in a film. But life is not about that film only. One makes friends here and also gets into relationships. We've to carry on with our lives, regardless of what inferences people draw. Film promotion is important as the audience's attention span has got reduced. So, we work sincerely towards it, as we've come to Nagpur to spread awareness about the film. But it's just a means to an end; we are just reminding our consumers about our product. How that happens is a producer's job because it's he who invests money. We actors just help him get the returns on his investments.

Arjun, you being a producer's (Boney Kapoor) son, how good are you with numbers and marketing?

Arjun: I'm bad at marketing! But I earnestly do whatever I'm capable of to market the film. If they ask me to do something, which doesn't suit my personality, I decline the same. Marketing is not my forte, but numbers, yes, I've grown up observing all that. Being a producer's son, I know the importance of timeliness, and that makes me punctual. I'm a disciplined actor. Professionalism is embedded in me. I value the producer's investment and also respect the time of those 200 odd crew members who work with me on a film.

Arjun, You have an emotional connect with this film as you had seen Chetan Bhagat's book 2 States (on which the film is based) on your mom's (Mona Shourie Kapoor) shelf before she passed away...

Arjun: I've an emotional connect with every film of mine, though the reasons may vary; and with this film, there could be more than one reason behind my emotional connect. The common and underscored reason remains the time I spend on the sets. Also, this role of mine belongs to a genre that is different from what I've done till yet; and I'm very keen on showcasing this side of mine to my audience. My mom's connect with the film is a very subconscious thing for me. I saw that book lying on her shelf, but we never got a reason to talk about the film as she passed away before I signed the film. But, I'm glad that she's read something that I've worked on.

Your mom also wanted you to play a typical romantic hero, which you've done in 2 States. But many would say that with your brooding looks and edgy eyes, you are best cut out for intense characters that you've aptly played in all the films you've done to date - Ishaqzaade, Aurangzeb and Gunday...

Arjun: That's what the audience has to decide. I was very happy doing this role as it deals with a different genre and posed a challenge to me. I'm an actor and I should be able to portray characters that don't gel with my looks. If the film works, it'll mean that people have accepted me in rom coms as well. Personally, I really relate with my character (Krish Malhotra) in the film as he's the closest to my personality. I feel Krish and Arjun can be good friends.

Alia, your candid statements make for sensational headlines. Is it Alia Bhatt shooting from the hip or it's quintessential Mahesh Bhatt's sorted daughter saying things after dwelling upon them?
Alia: I am a very impulsive person and I promptly say things that come to my mind. I don't see any wrong in speaking my mind. May be, later on that can happen in my life, but I've never regretted saying anything till date.

You recently said that weirdest rumour you read about yourself is that you are Pooja Bhatt (your stepsister) and Mahesh Bhatt's daughter. How did you react to this? 

Arjun: (Looking shocked) Somebody actually said that you are Pooja Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt's daughter? It's really sick! This shows to what extent the level of journalism has really stooped.

Alia: Yes, it did happen. I was shell shocked to read this, but what can you do except for rubbishing it. I was asked a question about my father's second marriage and I said it's not something that has affected me as a child or probably I never gave importance to it. Next thing I see is it's written that I am Pooja and Mahesh Bhatt's daughter. It's ridiculous! I think the person who wrote this should get his brains diagnosed; I feel sorry for him.

Source: TOI

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Critic's Rating: 4/5

Cast: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Grillo, Robert Redford, Cobie Smulders

Direction: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Genre: Action

Duration: 2 hours 16 minutes

Story: Captain America realizes that S.H.I.E.L.D has been compromised by an internal group and soon, he will have to face a formidable enemy created in the Soviet Union during the Cold War era - the Winter Soldier.
Review: Captain America (Evans) is an embodiment of a set of values - truth, honesty, courage and so on that were predominant during the '40s. He never loses sight of that in contemporary times, despite some good-natured ribbing from Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett) and war veteran Sam Wilson (Mackie), whom he befriends during a morning jog.

During an action sequence where Rogers, Romanoff and members of the Strike team are called upon to rescue a S.H.I.E.L.D ship from French-Algerian pirates, Rogers notices Romanoff downloading classified data from the ship's computers. That, along with a subsequent meeting with Nick Fury (Jackson), makes him question S.H.I.E.L.D's validity and his own role in it, especially when it comes to 'Operation: Insight', the brainchild of thesuper-secret group HYDRA.

'Insight' involves a trio of surveillance 'Helicarriers' linked to spy satellites that can eliminate all kinds of 'threats' (read: a metaphor for totalitarian control by the state) with lethal fire from the sky. It's hard not to interpret this as a reference to modern-day drone warfare. In fact, there are quite a few visual metaphors and cross-references from the Marvel universe scattered throughout the film. There is also a barely-concealed dig at the God-like superhero dialogues. "Man, shut the hell up," is what Wilson snaps at Brock Rumlow (Grillo) when the latter starts pontificating during a fight. And no Marvel fan should miss the legendary Stan Lee's nifty cameo.

Robert Redford plays the smooth bad guy Alexander Pierce with panache. While Romanoff adds some playful sex appeal, Captain America is a lot more aggressive in this outing as he takes on the Winter Soldier (Stan) and increasingly uses his shield as an offensive weapon. Rogers might not have Batman's toys, Tony Stark's wisecracks or Superman's strength, but he is the most 'human'. This ranks among the finest in the superhero genre.

Source: TOI

Movie Review: Mai Tera Hero

Critic's Rating: 3.5/5

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, Nargis Fakhri, Anupam Kher, Arunoday Singh, Rajpal Yadav, Saurabh Shukla

Direction: David Dhawan

Genre: Comedy

Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes

Story: Seenu loves Sunaina but they're chased by a stalking cop, an infatuated beauty and her mafia don dad - can Seenu's heroics work?
Review: Main Tera Hero (MTH) is a glittering vehicle for star son Varun Dhawan to drive, which he does with practiced panache. However, even more than Junior, MTH has his dad David Dhawan stamped all over it. Hence, eternally smiling Seenu (Varun) is unfazed by failure or goons. Seenu pauses from cheeky grinning only to dance and romance, falling for Sunaina (Ileana), stalked by violent Angad (Arunoday) and sidekick Peter (Rajpal). More superhero than hero, Seenu shows Angad his mean fight moves, but finds himself captured by ardent Ayesha (Nargis), whose 'Dadduz' Vikrant (Kher) is the biggest don of Asia and Africa too! How can Seenu get out of so many clutches?

This being a David Dhawan movie, things get complicated but never grim. Thus, MTH's mafia dons are portly, chuckling men, the hero expresses love by asking, "Do you want to make the frandship with me?", Ayesha makes Seenu recall Basanti pawed by Veeru, and that lovely 1990s' filmi word - "Unkil!" - resounds once again. Seenu even does a brilliant bhajan take-off on Budtameez Dil. The plot is familiar Dhawan territory - one boy, two babes, a mansion and many clowns - but with new landmarks, from plunging bikinis to lip-glossed kisses, thrown in.

Varun meshes Govinda, Michael Jackson and his own madness well. He gets better in a stronger second half, bolstered by gorgeous Nargis pouting, "Thenk you, Dadduz!" and the banter between Kher and snarling subordinate Bally (Shukla). Arunodaya surprises - the actor's evolved, pulling off threats and blushes to comic effect. Those seeking movies with meaning, note - Main Tera Hero is a pav bhaji picture, quick, spicy, hot. It has the depth of a comic strip but it also has its neon-shaded fun. For those who want a light laugh, here's your boy.

Source: TOI

Why is Katrina Kaif angry with David Dhawan and Main Tera Hero?

A supposedly funny line in David Dhawan's "Main Tera Hero" where Raju Kher takes a dig at Katrina Kaif's lack of command over the Hindi language had the affable director being confronted with lots of righteous protest.

The director says the actress will take the "bantering quip" sportingly.

"It is just an off-the-cuff remark, a bantering quip in the film, and Katrina is a girl I've known for many years. In fact, she did her first big film 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?' with Salman Khan and me. She can never be offended with what I do. She knows it's all in fun," said Dhawan.

For the first time Dhawan has directed his son Varun in "Main Tera Hero", which also stars Nargis Fakhri and Ileana D'Cruz. The film is coming out April 4.

He was recently quoted as saying that his son Varun won't get married until Salman does.

Laughed the filmmaker, "I was just doing some 'masti' with my son. I don't see any likelihood of Salman getting married. So. I was kidding about Varun staying a bachelor."

Source: MTV Blog

Love is in the air: Sunny goes on a date-night with hubby Daniel

Happy and elated Sunny Leone with the success of Ragini MMS 2, the actress went on date with her hubby dear Daniel Webber to enjoy the moment.

Baby Doll posted a selfie of her with him with the caption "I am completely and madly in love with Daniel Weber."

The Indo-Canadian adult film star is loving the phase; be it professionally or personally.

"Date night with @danielweber99 danielweber99 :) yummy food!!", posted Leone on Istagram.

Source:  IndiaToday

Koffee with Karan 4 Promo: Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra fail to fake friendship on Karan Johar’s show!

So our wait is about to get over as the most awaited episode of Karan Johar’s popular chat show, Koffee with Karan 4 will hit the television screens this Sunday (April 6). Yes, two competing heroines – Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra will be sipping some steaming cups of coffee on that controversial couch together. Yes, you read it right, together.

While this will be Alia’s second appearance in the same season (last time she shared the couch with her Student Of The Year co-stars Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra), Parineeti on the other hand marks her debut on this coveted celebrity chit-chat show. And for those of you who have not followed Karan not-so-steaming episodes this season, it was Alia’s snooty comment about Pari that got these two ladies together on the show.

The makers have released a teaser of this episode, which gives us a glimpse of Mr Johar’s infamous rapid fire round. In the video, one can see Parineeti pledging, “Main jo bhi kahungi, hamper ke liye kahungi, hamper ke sivaye kuch bhi nahi sochungi.” Well, we aren’t surprised. After all, Karan’s coffee hamper is totally drool worthy. Or as KJo says, “Winning the Koffee hamper is as important as winning a national award.” So if Jr Ms Chopra ruffles a few feathers in the rapid fire she has issued her clarification right at the beginning, smart gal, hai na?

As the promo continues, KJo asks the Ishaqzaade actor, “How would you react if the senior actor made a pass at you?”, to which Pari replies, “depends on who it was.” And when the talented filmmaker suggested, “Saif Ali Khan,” Parineeti instantly says, “yes to everything”.

Then the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director’s radar soon shifts to his muse Alia. He asks the Bhatt gal, “So Alia, you have definitely a sense of possessiveness for Varun and Sidharth, so when these boys work with Parineeti, what does it make you feel?”

And Alia quite confidently in her trademark Kareena Kapoor Khan style quips, “I know they love me more than Parineeti.” Ahem ahem. There are gonna be some explosions in this episode, we are sure.

But we aren’t sure if these two competing B-town ladies will only shower hot blows at one another or will they also gossip about their contemporaries? Remember the famous Deepika Padukone-Sonam Kapoor episode from season 3 of KWK?

Anyway, watch the promo of the upcoming episode of Koffee with Karan 4 here and tell us if you too feel that Pari-Alia are just frenemies trying hard to fake friendship. Also don’t miss their cold shoulder and obviously uncomfortable body language.

Watch Promo Here:

Source: BollywoodLife

Aditya and Shraddha spend some cozy time together: SPOTTED

No matter how hard they try to keep their affair in the dark, Aditya and Shraddha are a couple. Atleast their chemistry screams out loud. The lovebirds were spotted partying at Hard Rock Cafe, a popular nightclub in Mumbai. And interestingly, despite being surrounded by fans, they did not bother and continued to have fun in each others company.

The super cute couple also posed happily for a couple of photos. Adi and Sharaddha were dressed in matching outfits – black, just like a typical romantic couple oh-so-madly in love. If on lookers are to be believed, the duo literally owned the dance floor as they danced the night away.

Shraddha, who was in Mauritius shooting for Ek Villain, is back in Mumbai. Adi too returend to Mumbai after his Spain vacation. It is believed that the couple are seeing each other after a long time and hence decided to spend quality time with each other.

Looks like the couple seems to have made up their mind on declaring their relationship.

More Photos:

Source: Bollywood Celebden

HOT! Cold war between Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone

Yes peeps, you read that right. All is definitely not well between Sonam and Deepika, and it was quite evident on Koffee With Karan last week’s episode.

To give you a quick review, Sonam Kapoor did not have kind words for Deepika, who was talked about in large part of the show. When Karan asked Sonam what was the one thing Deepy has that she doesn’t, the Kapoor beauty immediately quipped: “An over-enthusiastic PR team”. That was not it. She also went on to say Deepika was a good-girl-turned-bad, and that she doesn’t have her own style and fashion sense.

Well, according to a popular tabloid, the reason why Sonam was so harsh and rude towards Deepika was because: quotes the tabloid.. “Both Dips and Sonam until recently were managed by the same PR agency. But the Kapoor girl felt that Dippy used them to undermine her Bewaakofiyaan girl and to highlight her brand. Sonam felt that a lot of stories were planted against her. It was hinted in many articles that Ms Kapoor was getting Dips’ reject films and endorsements. And Sonam decided it was time to retaliate. Last week she moved to another publicist..”

…And the cold war begins once again.

Source: Bollywood Celebden

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