16112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/16/2020 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b RAM SETU IS NEXT FOR AKSHAY Akshay Kumar on Saturday announced his forthcoming film titled Ram Setu. The tagline of the film is Myth or Reality?. The actor also shared the first look poster in which he is seen in long hair. TRIBUNE Here are the shows and movies to catch up online this week... November 16: The Reagans on Voot Select This four-part documentary series explores how Nancy Reagan’s paper-doll image was at odds with the power she wielded throughout her husband’s presidency. Vidya Balan will play virtual antakshari with five lucky winners to support NGO Arpan, which works towards the well-being of child sexual abuse survivors. CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 16 NOVEMBER 2020 WEBSOLUTE FUN Murder, mystery & more Noble cause This Bhai Dooj, celebs pour their hearts out as they remember siblings Ties of l ve Sheetal I NDIA is all about deep-rooted family ties; so we don’t have one, but two festivals that celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters — Rakshabandhan and Bhai Dooj. With Covid-19 lurking, celebs share how they plan to connect with their siblings this Bhai Dooj. November 18: Big Sky on Disney+ Hotstar Premium Big Sky tells the story of private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt, who search for two sisters kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. November 18: Bicchoo Ka Khel on ALTBalaji and ZEE5 Bicchoo Ka Khel is a crime thriller that tells the story of Akhil (Divyenndu), a budding writer whose life is nothing less than a rollercoaster ride. November 20: Mismatched on Netflix Mismatched is about a perfectly imperfect couple that must build an amazing app. November 20: A Simple Murder on SonyLIV A Simple Murder is a dark comedy in which greed becomes the factor that drives the characters, who tangle in a chain of events. November 20: Marvel’s 616 on Disney+ Hotstar Premium Marvel’s 616 explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. LONG WAIT Sukhmani Sadana, actress Bhai — the word itself brings a smile to the face and warmth to the heart, doesn’t it? My brother stays far away from me and I miss him a lot, especially on occasions such as Diwali or Bhai Dooj. I so wish to hug him once or perhaps fight with him, which I feel is a true bhai-behna bond! My adorable younger brother Uday and wonderful bhabhi, Shrutika, were blessed with a baby boy, Kabir Singh Sadana, just two months ago and they’re settled in Houston, Texas, USA. The pandemic is keeping us away from each other, but I cannot wait for things to get better so that I can visit them at the earliest. NET, FLICKS & MORE A roller-coaster ride Ludo comes across as a story that is refreshing and charming at the same time Ludo is life and life is ludo… Human beings are just different-coloured tokens on the board of life. Who holds the dice of their fate? That’s not just a dialogue, but an overview of the film. Four different stories interconnected by a dice! Much like the game of ludo, the protagonists (Aditya Roy Kapoor, Abhishek Bachachan, Rajkummar Rao and Rohit Saraf) are introduced with a colour of the game in the background. An eccentric criminal, Pankaj Tripathi, is the dice-roller. The first 15 minutes of the film may confuse you, but don’t let it deter you from watching it because you are PRREIT KAMAL WITH HER BROTHER Can’t believe I’m a bua! CALL CONNECTION Angad Hasija, actor I always wanted to have a sister. As a kid I felt sad when my only cousin stopped celebrating Rakshabandhan after she got married. However, I found a Rakhi sister in Shweta after I moved to Mumbai. She is married and stays in Delhi, sure to get hooked. Replete with twists and turns, each better than the other, the film continues to get as unpredictable as the game of ludo. It’s crazy, it’s funny, it makes you happy, sad, angry; occasionally even puzzles, but this roller-coaster ride never bores you. Anurag Basu has a distinct style of filmmaking and with each film he redefines the art of storytelling. Masterfully directed, the screenplay of Ludo, streaming on Netflix, is top-notch and so is its cinematography. A ventriloquist, Akash (Aditya) chances upon a sex tape that could ruin his exgirlfriend’s (Sanya Malhotra) wedding. Once a criminal, Bittu (Abhishek) is released from jail after six years to find out that his wife and daughter have moved on. Alok aka Alu, who runs a dhaba, is in love with his school-time sweetheart Pinky (Fatima Sana Shaikh), but has taken upon himself to rescue her husband! An unlucky salesman, Rahul (Rohit Saraf) and a Malayali nurse, Sheeja (Pearle), are having a hard time at work where they are bullied and teased. These two get into trouble as they get hold of a suitcase full of money. In a dramatic, haphazard turn of events, all these characters with no common links cross paths and their meeting point it Sattu bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi). Even after so many characters, everyone gets enough screen time and none outshines the other. They bring thrill, emotions, drama and romance into the 150 minutes of run-time, a bit lengthy but worth it. Each actor has delivered a brilliant performance. Abhishek Bachchan’s agony will bring tears to your eyes. Without too many dialogues, he expresses the pain of his character with great depth. Aditya Roy Kapoor is ever-so charming. His selflessness melts your heart. Sanya Malhotra conveys the conflict of a small-town girl with enormous dreams, an identifiable character for many. Fatima Sana Shaikh as a doting wife will bring a smile to your face. Rohit Saraf and Pearle Maaney are hilarious. However, the two who steal the show are Pankaj Tripathi and Rajkummar Rao. Their comic timing is impeccable! Pankaj as the villain is in full form and Rajkummar as a Mithun clone proves his mettle yet again. A bundle of surprise is the youngest member of the cast — Inayat Verma as Mini. She is a natural and will make you fall in love. Add to this deadly combo some situational songs and it makes for a complete package! TIMING MATTERS Astrologer Madan Mohan Spatu says, “According to the region, Bhai Dooj is called by various names, such as Yam Dwitiya, Bhai Teeka etc. The auspicious time for tilak is from 1:10 pm to 3:30 pm today.” but we stay in regular touch on call. Whenever I am sick, my phone is loaded with sisterly instructions! That’s Shweta for me. HOME SWEET HOME Prreit Kamal, actress As I came for home for Diwali, I will luckily get to spend Bhai Dooj with my brother this time. We usu- ANGAD HASIJA WITH SHWETA ally step out for lunch but because of Covid-19, we will be preparing a good meal at home and enjoy with the whole family. We might not always be together, but we keep each other in our hearts. What’s amazing about our bond is that we are more of friends than siblings! firstname.lastname@example.org Diwali 2020 in Bollywood… Giving a glimpse of their festive celebrations, Bollywood celebs took to social media to share pictures of Diwali 2020. Kangana Ranaut posted beautiful pictures along with sister Rangoli Chandel and her newlywed brother Aksht with the bride. Kangana wrote, “We welcome Devi in our home — my sister-inlaw…” Priyanka Chopra celebrated the festival with her hubby Nick Jonas in London. Sharing a picture, PeeCee wrote, “Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating. From our family to yours.” Dressed up in a white salwar-suit, Anushka Sharma wrote, “Got all dressed up to sit at home and eat. And it was great. Hope you all had a beautiful Diwali.” Deepika Padukone posted a picture with her husband, actor Ranveer STILLS FROM LUDO Movie: Ludo Director: Anurag Basu Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rohit Saraf, Pearle Maaney, Shalini Vatsa Rating: SUKHMANI SADANA WITH HER BROTHER KAPIL SHARMA WITH HIS FAMILY Singh, and wished fans, “Happy Diwali”. Shahid Kapoor also shared an adorable selfie with wife Mira Kapoor. Riteish Deshmukh recycled an old saree of his mom for Diwali out- RANVEER SINGH ANDDEEPIKA PADUKONE fits this year. The actor shared a video on how he got new kurtas made for himself and his kids from the saree. Ayushmann Khurrana posted two pictures in which the Khurana family is seen giv- ing out safety messages amid the pandemic. Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath’s daughter, Anayra, celebrated her first Diwali this year. Kapil took to Instagram and shared a few pictures in which Anayra is seen twinning in black with mom, Ginni. While Kapil twinned with his mother in navy blue. Meanwhile, actors of Satyameva Jayate 2, John Abraham and Divya Khosla Kumar, along with director Milap Milan Zaveri, celebrated Diwali with their crew members on sets. Other B-town celebs who shared their Diwali wishes on social media included Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Ajay Devgn and Sonu Sood, among others. (L-R) Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas, Riteish Deshmukh with his sons, Kangana Ranaut with her family and Salman Khan Keeping up with entertainment With families turning up at theatres in tricity for the release of Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, owners and distributors feel it is time the government changes the ‘one seat gap’ rule Exactly after seven months and two days, a new film, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, was finally released in tricity cinema halls on Sunday. The film has been produced by Zee Studios and directed by Abhishek Sharma. It stars Manoj Bajpayee, Diljit Dosanjh, and Fatima Sana Shaikh in the lead roles. The cast also includes Annu Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Seema Pahwa, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Nehha Pendse, Manuj Sharma, Neeraj Sood, Abhishek Banerjee, Vijay Raaz, Karishma Tanna and Vanshikha Sharma. Going by the recent scenario where big films are being released on OTT, the fate of this movie would definitely be a deciding factor for many more who are considering theatrical release over OTT. GAME OF NUMBERS At Elante Mall alone, 200 c m y b tickets were sold by the evening, excluding the late night shows. Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Piccadly Square says, “There is 40 per cent increase in the business from earlier days, which is a respite. The government should change the ‘one-seat gap’ rule for families to enjoy movies better.” Another from Centra Mall, Chandigarh, informs that 125 tickets were sold, while at the North Country Mall the figure touched one hundred with the late evening show. also I enjoyed watching the trailer. If the trailer could be watched more than twice, then the movie had to be good. And, gladly, it was! Kusum, student Fun factor We cousins were bored at home and then after finishing all the new things on OTT this week, it was time to watch a movie in a theatre! MANOJ BAJPAYEE AND DILJIT DOSANJH Amar Chaudhary, lawyer —Sheetal PUBLIC NOD Happy at last I have come here because it was Diljit’s movie; FATIMA SANA SHAIKH KUSUM (C) WITH HER FRIENDS
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