Entertainment, Film

Robot 2.0 – A must watch for all movie lovers

Quoting Rajinikanth, the humongous star of Tollywood – like all other S. Shankar’s movies, Robot 2.0 is aimed to be larger than life cinema. Being the ‘not-so-baby step’ of Akshay Kumar in Tamil film industry, that too alongside Rajinikanth, this movie has all the ingredients worth the hype.


Beginning right from the whopping budget of INR 5 billion (approx. US$ 71.65 million) and AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty coming together for the music to the Hollywood VFX team and all the meticulous hours of Akshay Kumar’s absolutely unrecognizable makeup – every single fact about this movie has only rendered the fans in higher levels of anticipation.

With the weekend being around the corner, if you are still having second thoughts about the movie – here are a few facts about 2.0 that you must know before being conclusive about it.

  1. In case, you are under the impression that 2.0 is an out-and-out sequel to Robot or Endhiran, do know that you are not going to be subjected to any monotonous dragging of Robot. Instead, it’s a whole new story with a couple of characters coinciding with the prequel.
  2. The entire movie has been shot in 3D visual technology.
  3. Akshay Kumar plays the villain Dr. Richards, who has gotten himself transformed into a crow and puts the entire city into trouble by controlling all the mobile phones whimsically.
  4. The protagonist from the prequel Vaseegaram brings back his robot Chitti to restore peace in the city.
  5. Well, for those who still swoon over Aishwarya Rai Bachchan waltzing in the meadows in vibrant drapes, might be a little disappointed since she is not to be seen in this sequel. Instead, you will take back home glimpses of the gorgeous Amy Jackson in your mind from 2.0.
  6. AR Rahman has played his magic once again with the background scores.
  7. Thinking if the VFX is overhyped? Well, it has had the biggest ever preps in terms of high-end VFX in Indian cinema. Both Aki and Rajinikanth will be seen sharing the screen in some marvellous high octane sequences.
  8. It is being released in about 13 languages or more.

No matter whatsoever the very first reviews of the audience are; in case, you are thinking of 2.0 as a weekend entertainer, you won’t return disappointed. Without a prior booking, you rarely have a chance at the multiplexes for this weekend. Already there has been a collection of INR 1.25 billion ($17.93 million) through prior bookings at the multiplexes. As per the speculations, it’s estimated to have the biggest ever opening collection in Indian cinema or any other movie of Rajinikanth or Akshay Kumar.



Entertainment, Film, Friendship

10 Best Movies to Watch on This Friendship Day

Friendship Day is around the corner with only a few days left! Yes, the countdown has begun with friends gearing up for a day of fun, bonding and getting together. Every year friendship day is celebrated on the first of Sunday in August. This year it falls on the 5th of August.

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasure, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed,” says Khalil Gibran, Lebanese American poet and philosopher.

Friendship day is a little reminder to celebrate this unique bond between people. Set out a day to meet friends, spend quality time with them, do fun activities, reminisce good times and laugh away.

Cozying up with your friends for a movie session is a great idea for a get-together. Cinema has portrayed friendship beautifully, with the characters imprinted in your mind for many years to come. Watching such movies with friends is like therapy and gives you a warm feeling.

Here is a list of movies based on friendship from which you can choose from:

Movies for Bollywood fans:

  1. Sholay


A cult movie of the 1970s, Sholay is indisputably one of the most reckonable movies regarding friendship. The screen names of protagonists, Jai and Veeru, are often used as examples to describe the friendship between two people.

  1. Yaarana


One of the favourites, Yaarana is a story about two childhood friends, one rich another poor, separated by a wicked uncle, and later in life, they reunite and help each other. The most trending and super hit song on friendship, “Yaara teri yaari ko, meine toh khuda maana” is from this film.

  1. Dil Chahta Hai

An iconic movie released in 2001, this movie inspired us to reconnect with old friends. A movie about three best buddies, Akash, Siddharth and Sameer, all of us have at least one character from that movie in our group of friends.

  1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

College friendship between Anjali and Rahul which finally blossoms into love and the unforgettable basketball court made this movie a blockbuster. This film was the reason for celebrating Friendship Day that became a trend and Friendship Bands hit the markets and sold like hot cakes!

  1. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

5. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

“Sieze the day my friend, pehle is din ko poori tarah jiyo, phir chalis ke bare mein sochna,” one of the dialogues from this amazing movie tells about living life to the fullest. This movie inspired many youngsters to set new friendship goals and go on road trips.

  1. 3 Idiots

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel, there’s hardly anyone who hasn’t seen this superb movie about friendship, college, camaraderie and supporting each other.

Here is a list of English movies compiled for Hollywood movie buffs:

  1. Stand by Me

Stand by Me

This 1986 movie based on Stephen King’s book is about the adventures of a group of boys, who are on a cross-country hike. The dialogue, “I never had a friend later on like the ones I had when I was 12” is a testimony to childhood friendships.

  1. Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

This 1998 movie talks about the friendship between two different generations where a mischievous kid befriends a cinema projectionist.

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Released in 2012, the story is about two seniors, who befriend an introvert freshman.

  1. Napolean Dynamite

Napolean Dynamite

Released in 2004 movie, this is about social outcast Napolean Dynamite who takes a fancy to the moustache of new Mexican student and helps him win Presidency campaign in class.

Choose any one of these movies and plug on the TV, have bowls of popcorn ready, put up your feet, and there you go! An amazing way to celebrate friendship!

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Entertainment, Film

Here are the reasons to watch RACE 3

With richly filled action sequences, Race 3 is apparently one of the most anticipated movies of this year. The trailer and songs have already left the audience awestruck. And the fans are keenly waiting for the movie to get released this Eid on June 15th. If you haven’t spared a slot for this movie yet; grab one soon!

This is going to be the third chapter of the successful ‘Race’ pool. It might interest you that Anil Kapoor is only constant who has been reserved from the prologues.  Talking about Bhai, after his last release Tubelight, Salman Khan is ready to cheer his fans with Remo D’Souza’s managerial undertaking Race 3.

Multi-starrer Movie

With various big shots including Salman, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala; Race 3 is clearly a multi-starrer film. The unique combination of celebs, Race 3 is definitely going to be an enjoyable film to watch.

Selfish –Song

A romantic track containing Salman, Jacqueline, and Bobby named Selfish recently got released. An interesting part of this song is that the lyrics have been penned down by your own beloved Bhai Salman and sung by his rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur. Now that can’t be a coincidence, right?

Last Minute Cast

Apart from Bhai, other actors were not really the first choice for their roles in Race 3. It was only when Bhai came on board; the names of Daisy and Jacqueline were confirmed for the leading women of the film. Salman during the trailer launch of this movie revealed why he actually suggested Daisy and Jacqueline’s name for this film. Salman said that after Tubelight, he had a plan to do a dance film with Remo, Jacqueline, and Daisy, but because of the underperformance of Tubelight, he kept the idea on hold. And finally, recommended the names of Remo, Jacqueline, and Daisy for the upcoming movie named Race 3.


Mr. Kapoor Has Something to Say about Race 3

Anil Kapoor strongly feels that the movie ‘Race 3’ was the most exciting one of all the three parts. He even said that since there have been breaks between all three parts of Race, so apparently it gets fresh every time. Anil even added that there was something interesting which was very positive about the movie in terms of the journey and performers. He revealed how they shot this entire movie in just six months and everything just went like a windup. Talking about Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor said when Salman features in a film; the scale inevitably goes up as his films can afford to do that.  Considering the fan base of Bhai, many things have to be evaluated carefully.

So, it won’t be wrong to say that the movie has already created a buzz among fans, audience, and people at large. Since it is getting released on the occasion of Eid, the excitement is even double. The rich crew of the movie has already won the hearts. Make sure you get a ticket for the first-day show!


Celeb Trends, Entertainment, Film

Alia Bhatt & Her Latest Movie Raazi: Things You Cannot Afford to Miss!

Alia Bhatt has been quite eager about her next release Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced under the banner of Dharma Productions. This thriller features her in the robust role of a Kashmiri girl, who married to a Pakistani officer. Though the movie is set to release on 11th May 2018, the trailer of this movie has already garnered 18,204,052 views on YouTube till date, and after watching it, one can only say that the movie looks engrossing.



This time Alia Bhatt is going to star with Vicky Kaushal, and the duo would be sharing the sets for the first time after his impactful debut in Masaan, in the Bollywood film industry. Alia Bhatt is playing the powerful role of Sehmat in this film. She will be portraying the role of a daughter, a wife, and even a patriotic woman, who can move mountains for her country. The cast also encompasses veteran actors like Rajit Kapoor, Soni Razdan, Shishir Sharma, and young talented Jaideep Ahlawat.

Do You Know Alia Had to Learn New Skills for Raazi?

The bubbly, gorgeous and very talented Alia Bhatt has given an excellent performance once again in Raazi. The trailer of this film looks extremely engaging, and it seems that the actor has got into the skin of Sehmat, her character in Raazi. But the performance wasn’t a cake walk. Alia had to learn various new skills for justifying the story of the movie. Alia learned to drive the Jonga car, which was a challenge for her because Alia is more used to automatic cars.  To learn Pure Urdu was another task that Alia had to grasp because the director Meghna was extremely specific about the dialect. Alia was even asked to watch movies like Kabhi-Kabhi, Silsila, etc.; this learning spirit reflects the spark in the character of Alia Bhatt.

A True Story

If you didn’t know, Raazi is based on the novel Calling Sehmat by ex-naval officer named Harinder Sikka. This novel is a fictionalized note of a reportedly true story about an Indian Kashmiri secret agent, set during the period of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

The former Lieutenant Commander of Indian Navy published a book in the year 2008 about a Kashmiri woman, who was married off to a Pakistani officer to fetch information about rival country’s war strategy. She delivered secret information back to India during the time of Indo-Pakistan war. The fact alone that Raazi is based on a true-life story dating back to 1971 Indo-Pak war makes this movie much more fascinating than anything else.  At present, Sehmat is no more, and her son serves the Indian army. It took Sikka long eight years to fictionalise and wheel a story with a cohesive narrative.

Thus, we cannot wait to watch Alia Bhatt as Sehmat, can we? If you haven’t checked out the link to this engaging movie clip, what are you waiting for; go watch it and you will definitely be grabbed by it.

We wish Alia and the entire crew all the best for Raazi!


Entertainment, Film

Rampage Trailer – Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is back

Dwayne Johnson led Rampage’s trailer is finally out, and it looks grand. The movie slated for release in April 2018 is about a gorilla that sets out on a city rampage.

The Inspiration-

Inspired by the 1986 arcade game Rampage, the movie looks quite promising from its trailer. Talking about the Bally Midway game, ‘Rampage’ on which the flick is based, it can be said that it was quite a rage. Players in the game need to control a monster trio that sets out on a city destruction mission. So, the players can earn points by eating people, destructing buildings, and smashing military vehicles. Various spin-offs, releases, and sequels of the game Rampage are out across a number of consoles, which speak for the popularity of the game.

Rampage Official Trailer

Video Credit by warner bros.

The visuals of the movie as witnessed in the trailers look really compelling. And the standard of visual-affects you see is also above par. This movie is going to be a real treat for kids as well as adults, which is pretty much evident from the theme on which the flick is based- a good gorilla turning hostile.

Similar productions in the past-

We have seen numerous films in the past based on this theme, and none has ever failed to impress the audience. Let’s take for instance King Kong, a 1933 American pre-Code monster adventure movie produced and directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, which generated impressive box office receipts. It went on to become so popular that several remakes of the film were also launched in subsequent times. The film King Kong got universal acclaim on its first release and all re-releases.

Rampage is expected to create a similar impression on the audience. And because the cast looks so promising, there is no reason why one should not expect a lot from this film. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Malin Akerman, Marley Shelton, Naomie Harris, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Rampage is a production of New Line Cinema and has a 30-feet-long wolf to watch out for, besides the giant ape.

It will be really exhilarating to watch rampage in the theatres. For follow-ups and latest updates on this movie, you can definitely come back. We have more in store for you!