29122020-LSTC-01.qxd 12/28/2020 11:30 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE The agent Parineeti Chopra will be reuniting with director Ribhu Dasgupta for an action-thriller in which she will play the role of an undercover agent. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 29 DECEMBER 2020 Meme-icking LIFE & ART... Sheetal A Blind date! Sonam Kapoor-starrer film Blind goes on the floor The shooting of Sonam Kapoor-starrer Blind has commenced in Glasgow, Scotland from December 28. The action-thriller, directed by Shome Makhija, narrates the story of a blind police officer in search of a serial killer. It promises to be an edge-of-the-seat crime thriller and features actors like Vinay Pathak, Purab Kohli and Lilette Dubey. The film will be wrapped up in a single schedule and will be released in 2021. Blind marks the directorial debut of Shome Makhija, who has previously worked as an assistant on films like Badla, Kahaani 2, Three and I, Me Aur Main. The movie is being produced by Sujoy Ghosh, Avishke Ghosh, Manish W, Pinkesh Nahar, Sachin Nahar and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim. The swan song Irrfan Khan's last film to release in early 2021 The Song Of Scorpions, the Indian cinema,” said last film of late actor Irrfan Abhishek Pathak of PanoraKhan, will release on the big ma Spotlight, one of the proscreen in early 2021. ducers of the film. Directed by Anup Singh, the “We feel blessed that we are drama revolves around an the chosen ones to present independent this gem to the young tribal world,” said woman, who Gyan Sharma of tries to overproducers 70 come a brutal MM Talkies. betrayal so as to Irrfan breathed find her voice. his last on April Irrfan, who died 29 at the age of 54. in April this He was admitted year, will be seen to Mumbai’s in the role of a Kokilaben camel trader. Dhirubhai Also featuring Ambani hospital Waheeda with a colon Poster of the film Rehman and infection. HowevIranian star er, he succumbed Golshifteh Farahani, the film to his ailment. The actor was had its world premiere at the still under treatment when 70th Locarno Film Festival in he returned to the acting 2017. world with his last release, “The Song Of Scorpions is a Angrezi Medium, a follow-up special story and it is truly an to his 2017 hit, Hindi Medihonour for us to present um. He was away from the Irrfan Khan’s final perform- big screen since the release ance in it. We will be offering of Karwaan in 2018, the year this film to the audiences as a he was diagnosed with the tribute to the beloved star of ailment.—IANS Nonika Singh A thriller with a message is a rare combination. The second season of Criminal Justice, however, is one such series whose riveting drama finds a match in the strong pro-woman statement it makes. On the surface it begins with a murder of a respected lawyer. This is no whodunit; only thing that hangs heavy is why has the incredibly diffident wife Anu Chandra (Kirti Kulhari), who doesn’t utter a single word in her defence, killed a seemingly loving husband Bikram Chandra (Jisshu Sengupta.) Much doesn’t meet the eye and the hint of an extramarital affair makes things appear murkier. Like its previous Vikrant Massey-starrer first season, much time is devoted to the sorry state of affairs inside our jails too. Simultaneously, it shows how women are abused by men who are responsible for them turning criminals. But before you think this is just another sob story, in walks Pankaj Tri- M EME-MAKERS were the busiest lot this year. More than our family members working from home, more than celebs on zoom-call promotions for their shows or films and definitely more than the binge-watchers. Because to help us sail through the toughest year so far, the memers had to make fun of it all, the way they knew it best, in the language of memes, vines and what not. THE RASODA DEBATE Yashraj Mukhate stole the show in 2020. The iconic Rasode Mein Kaun Tha song that he created out of the dialogue from the daily soap, Sath Nibhana Sathiya, not only went viral but also resulted in many memes and Tik Tok videos. Among other things, his new PHOTOS: ISTOCK AND INSTAGRAM FLASHBACK 2020 While the entire world came to a halt, the meme-makers went in an overdrive to find humour in everything that life threw at them songs Zakurrr, Biggini Shoot, Kya Karun Mein Itni Sundar Hun To also regaled the audience. His latest on Shehnaaz Gill’s dialogue from Bigg Boss, Tuada Kutta Tommy, Sadda Kutta Kutta? too had invited netizens to post their similar feelings via tweet. One such interesting comment was by the official handle of Swiggy app, “Vegetarians right now, Tuada Pulao Biryani, Sadda Pulao Pulao?!” Aparshakti Khurana and Neeti Mohan shared a video in which they are dancing to their improvised verses and dholaki instead of dhol beat as in the original, “Tuada Chawal Sushi, Sada Chawal Poha.” BINOD NOT FOUND In August, this Indian trend of spamming with the name ‘Binod’ in the comment section was trending on Twitter and Instagram live. Even the content creators and celebs from across the world couldn’t resist but ask about this Binod. YouTube channel Slayy Point made a video, Why Indian Comment Section is Garbage (Binod). It had just one comment The OTT fever from Binod Tharu, who typed his own name in the comments. While the video was to call out the useless comments, it gave rise to memers sliding into dms, live video chats to write Binod which became annoying for everyone. After #Binod made it to Twitter, Paytm changed its name on Twitter as Binod for a while. The State Bank of India and Mumbai Police too made memes on Binod to educate people about online fraud. So, like the vaccine’s date, Binod’s existence is yet unknown, but it did help raise some awareness on internet frauds. THE YEAR THAT WAS From comparing the emotional state of mind via pictures dedicated to different months of 2020 to netizens documenting their activities from the first week of lockdown to becoming a pro at it! If some were confused about which day it was, then many memers were busy busting the myth behind sudden love for baking, gaming and gardening. Also, eco activists started sharing pictures of dolphins returning, clean air and concluded that the mankind was the biggest enemy of nature, to which @taladorei took a dig by sharing a picture of lime scooters, “With everyone on lockdown, the lime scooters are finally returning to the river. Nature is healing, we are the virus.” And what followed were bizarre scenes with ‘we are the virus’ tag. One such picture was of a cow making it to the ocean. While Instagram influencers were dropping goals, the reality of those goals was a bit harsh. From failed attempts at Dalgona coffee to banana breads and playing ludo and calling themselves a gamer were few things that were targeted. Talking about goals, My Plans Doing justice to the theme Top notch performances, a relevant subject and binge-worthy treatment make the second season of Criminal Justice just the kind of entertainment you expect from a crime thriller Web series: Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Anupria Goenka, Kirti Kulhari, Deepti Naval, Mita Vashisht, Ashish Vidyarthi, Jisshu Sengupta, Shilpa Shukla and Khushboo Atre Directors: Rohan Sippy and Arjun Mukherjee Rating: NET, FLICKS & MORE vs Year 2020 Irony and Mentally I Am Here with pictures of exotic locations summed up feeds of digital content creators as well as Bollywood and Hollywood celebs. Also, people could not stop joking about celebs showing frustration for being locked up in their farmhouses, islands or mansions. pathi with a chuckle. Reprising his part as Madhav Mishra, the lawyer who is saddled with a case no other lawyer would take, he once again proves how he alone can carry a series on his shoulder. If his comic timing is spot on, as he delivers his wisecracks with panache, so is he as a wise man when his intellectual acuity surfaces. Of course, the series has more than Pankaj to carry it through. Apart from the lead heroine Kirti Kulhari, we have Mita Vashisht, Deepti Naval and Anupriya Goenka. Why, even Khushboo Atre playing Triptahi’s perky wife has a solid presence. If you think words like ‘woke ’ don’t sit well with this rural lass who follows her husband into Mumbai, well that is the whole idea; to knock down stereotypes that we nurse about people based on appearances. Women certainly are at the c m y b centre of this story where a husband-wife team of inspectors is as much significant to the storyline as the relationship between the high profile husband and his meek wife, the murder accused. Even Pankaj as Madhav tells his female associate Nikhat—you take the lead in the case. If that is a thought out ploy by a lawyer defending an open and shut hopeless case of a woman who has confessed, deliberate might be the attempt of the directors to portray woman as the judge listening to the case. After all, a woman can only be more empathetic s towards one of her ilk. Yet, nothing seems manipulated here. Even Ashish Vidyarthi’s (as prosecuting lawyer Prabhu) toxic arguments are in sync with how society views women. In fact, the director points out the injustices meted out to women at three levels. Behind the closed doors, the tag line might be the central theme. But how insidious the unfair treatment of the fair sex is, runs as an underlying thread. Of course, the series is not just batting for women, it is equally binge worthy. With top notch performances and firm grip on the storyline, though tackling a rather bold theme of rape on the marital bed, it refrains from any graphic representation of the same. Yet, it evokes revulsion and empathy of high degree. Though the series comes to a poetic justice kind of climax and all is well that ends well, it still manages to unsettle you. And Kulhari’s perfect rendition of her part of a broken and vulnerable wife and caring mother, who just can’t put a name to her predicament, will stay with you for a long time. Streaming on Disney+Hotstar, it is worth a watch and packed with more than a thought. firstname.lastname@example.org The number of hours spent in the lockdown was directly proportionate to the amount spent on OTT platforms, giving birth to fresh meme stories by the hour. Tiger King’s haircut was bizarre, so was his song on Carole Baskin. Tik Tok videos on Megan Thee Stallion’s song Savage were popular at one time but as soon as the parody on her song Carole Baskin Killed Her Husband Whacked Him by Tiger King was out, people went into frenzy. Actor Ranveer Singh couldn’t stop himself from sharing the picture of his on the poster image of Tiger King. And who can forget our very own Sima Taparia from Indian Matchmaking, Mumbai’s top matchmaker? The flak and memes she invited had made memers run for their money. The gift of Mirzapur Season 2 had helped us recover from Bablu’s death, gave us Bade Chote comparison on various things, and finally made us say ‘Ye Bhi Theek Hai’ to the surprises 2020 was throwing at us. A R Rahman’s mother passes away Music maestro AR Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum passed away on Monday in Chennai due to age-related ailments. Rahman took to Twitter and shared a picture of his beloved mother, confirming reports of her demise. Several celebrities from the industry commented on Rahman’s post and shared their heartfelt condolences. Shekhar Kapoor wrote, “Our heart is broken, I know. But your mother left you with an inner strength, an inner resilience and belief... that I have seen and admired for long. Stay strong, my friend.” Singer Harshdeep Kaur wrote, “Dear Sir.. deeply saddened by your loss.. may god give you strength. Remembering Amma’s wonderful and gentle soul. She will forever remain in our hearts.” The legendary music composer was very close to his mother. His father passed away when he was only nine years old and it was his mother who raised him. In an earlier interview, he had said that his mother was musically inclined and that she was the one who encouraged him to take up music. He had also said that his song Maa Tujhe Salaam was actually written for his mother.
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