05012021-LSTC-01.qxd 1/4/2021 11:45 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE He’s back! Hrithik Roshan was last seen in movie War, which was released in 2019. The actor will soon be back on the silver screen as he has resumed the shoot of his next project. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 5 JANUARY 2021 Musical cover-age Proud Indian As the Punjabi song Titliaan by Afsana Khan continues to make waves, adaptations of such popular singles is emerging as the new global trend Diljit Dosanjh gives proof of his Indian citizenship Diljit Dosanjh has been standing strong with farmers ever since they started their protest against the farm laws. The singer-actor had even joined protesting farmers at Delhi’s Singhu border in December. While many praised Diljit for showing support towards farmers, the actor has received criticism as well. His nationality was questioned and the actor was trolled for going against the government’s proposal. Giving it back to trolls, Diljit took to Twitter on Sunday and shared a proof of him being the citizen of India. He posted his platinum certificate, which was issued by the Ministry of Finance. The Government of India document certifies that Diljit has paid tax and filed his income tax return for 2019-2020. Sheetal Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. — Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter A 1955-2021 Bond girl Tanya Roberts is no more MANY TAKES The song Titliaan has become quite a sensation. Little wonder then, Bharti Singh and Kiku Sharda created a funny act out of it backstage on The Kapil Sharma show, while Bollywood bhangra choreographer Manpreet Toor made its dance video and YouTuber Emma Heesters created an English cover, which gained 2.2 million views in a mere two weeks. “Whenever your hard work pays off, you feel happy. This has become my favourite creation and I am thankful to the team — be it the lyricist Jaani, musician Avvy Sra or the artistes, Sargun Mehta A CTRESS TANYA ROBERTS, best known for playing the Bond girl in the 1985 film A View To A Kill is no more. She was 65. The actress collapsed while walking her dogs on December 24, and was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles. She died on Sunday, her friend and representative Mike Pingel revealed. Roberts was a model before acting in films and TV shows. She began acting in films in 1975 with the horror flick Forced Entry and also featured in films like the 1977 comedy Racquet and the 1982 fantasy epic The Beastmaster. She was also the lead in the 1984 adventure movie Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle. Roberts’ most notable film role was in the 1985 James Bond film A View To A Kill. She essayed the character of Stacey Sutton in the John Glen-directorial that had Roger Moore essaying Agent 007, and also starred Grace Jones. On the small screen, she played one of the angels in the popular series Charlie’s Angels. — IANS Gurnaaz Kaur In this Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, Ramprasad (Naseeruddin Shah), a music teacher dies in the opening scene leaving his widow Savitri (Supriya Pathak Kapur) alone in their ancestral home in Lucknow. Their four sons and two daughters come back with their spouses and children to mourn the death of their father. As a part of the death rites they all have to live together in the house for 13 days. In no time, tears dry up and family politics begin. Skeletons tumble out of the closet. If the sons have their complaints, the daughters-in-law are scheming and bickering about the family. As relatives NEW RELEASES Movie: Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Director: Seema Pahwa Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya PathakKapur, Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chattopadhyaya, Manoj Pahwa, Vikrant Massey, Deepika Amin Rating: pour in, the chaos magnifies. Almost every character has an axe to grind. As if their personal resentments weren’t enough, they become aware of a huge loan WEBSOLUTE FUN An education in expletives, a history lesson you didn’t know you needed. The sixepisode series History of Swear Words, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is a loud and proudly profane show that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of cuss words. January 6: Surviving Death on Netflix Based on best-selling author and journalist Leslie Kean’s book Surviving Death is an in-depth investigative series exploring the possibility of an afterlife. The show explores ques- A STILL FROM TITLIAAN ❝ WHENEVER YOUR HARD WORK PAYS OFF, YOU FEEL HAPPY. THIS HAS BECOME MY FAVOURITE CREATION AND I AM THANKFUL TO THE TEAM — BE IT THE LYRICIST JAANI, MUSICIAN AVVY SRA OR THE ARTISTES, SARGUN MEHTA AND HARRDY SANDHU... AFSANA KHAN and Harrdy Sandhu, who featured in it. It has crossed the 300 million mark already,” says the singer Afsana Khan. An engrossing drama that their father owes to a bank. The load of ‘who will pay the loan’ now becomes the fulcrum of discussion among these siblings who are anything but sad about Of profane & profound January 5: History of Swear Words on Netflix N artiste creates and the viewers accept. Or, they don’t! But the process of creation is a risk well worth taking. If Afsana Khan’s Titliaan had the perfect collaborators, then Harnoor had the dedication to give his best in Waliaan and Tony Kakkar’s effortlessness shines in Shona Shona… Different reasons for succeeding! If you are wondering what’s common between all the three, well, all these Punjabi songs have got themselves an English cover — a different version sung for the original song. The year kick-starts with some new shows and movies on the web. Starring Pankaj Tripathi in the lead, Kaagaz is directed by Satish Kaushik. It is based on the real-life story of a man from Uttar Pradesh named Lal Bihari Mritak, who fought a long battle against the corrupt bureaucracy to prove that he was alive. The film also stars Monal Gajjar, Mita Vashisht and Amar Upadhyay in pivotal roles. January 8: Marvel Studio: Legends on Disney+ Hotstar tions like what does it mean to die and is death the end of our existence? January 7: Kaagaz on Zee5 the demise of their father. Soon, takes over the question ‘who will keep amma’ now that she is all alone in the big house. Busy in their own family lives and responsibilities, the older three brothers, played by Manoj Pahwa, Ninad Kamat and Vinay Pathak, have every reason to shirk from this responsibility and all other. The youngest played by Parambrata Chattopadhyaya is willing to shoulder his responsibility but his strained relationship with wife Seema (Konkona Sen) is another complication. When Savitiri witnesses the goings-on in Marvel Studios: Legends will showcase individual Marvel comic characters and re-visit some of their most iconic moments. The first two episodes of the show will be centred on Wanda Maximoff and Vision. The later episodes will be about Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier and Sam Wilson aka Falcon. January 10: American Gods Season 3 on Amazon Prime Video American Gods is based on the fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman. The third season will consist of 10 episodes. Its official synopsis reads, “Shadow Moon assumes a new identity and moves to Wisconsin to hide from the new Gods, but with Wednesday determined to bring him back into the fold.” c m y b She adds, “Nobody wants to give a flop song. And to create something, one puts in all the hard work and dedication. To be honest, I sang it in one-take and it took 10-15 minutes. It was the dummy version which got released, not even the final recording. I have heard the English version and really appreciate the translated version.” CAUGHT BY SURPRISE “I had heard the Titliaan song cover by Emma Heesters, but never knew I would get to listen to mine afterwards,” says the Waliaan singer Harnoor. On December 27, the Dutch singer, Heesters, posted a teaser of Waalian with the caption, “Waalian… This one was highly requested… What song you wanna hear next” on Instagram and on New Year’s Eve, she uploaded the cover of the the house, she tells her brother how alone she feels even when the family is finally together. This tragic-comic film is every bit realistic portrayal of a large Indian family. Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi has a strong screenplay and even the scripting is sharp but where it falls weak is the incompleteness of so many situations. Seema Pahwa has a lot to convey and maybe she hasn’t been able to tie it up together. There are messages but they are more for you to perceive than made clear. Performance wise, this film is a top scorer with a battery of such accomplished actors. Even with so many characters, almost everyone makes their presence felt. same. While the song garnered 76 million views, its cover song bagged Emma 55k views in eight hours! Harnoor, who is originally from Amritsar and resides in Houston, Texas, USA, says, “I have been living in the US since 2018. In 2019, I began my music career. I came to know about the cover song through followers and fans who slid this post in my DMs (direct messages on Instagram). I instantly felt connected to her version of my song. I believe the cover singer has been honest with the composition as I was and tried to retain the originality of the lyrics.” Harnoor plans to come up with more singles and will also collaborate with lyricist Gifty, who wrote the lyrics for Waalian. Another of his songs Moonlight was released on December 28 and he believes Punjabi music is creating waves. Way to go! HARNOOR A STILL FROM WALIAAN
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