02042021-LSTC-01.qxd 4/1/2021 10:54 PM Page 1 c m y b BAPPI LAHIRI IS COVID-POSITIVE Veteran music director Bappi Lahiri has joined the list of celebrities who have tested positive for Covid19. As per reports, Bappi Da has a pulmonary condition and thus has been put in ICU for better care. TRIBUNE Separation! Actress Kirti Kulhari has announced separation from her husband Saahil Sehgal. Kirti had married Saahil in 2016, a few months before Pink was released. CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 2 APRIL 2021 NET, FLICKS AND MORE Superstar Rajinikanth is to be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. While Twitter went gaga, so did the ones creating memes Mona T HE Thalaiva (boss) of the Tamil movie industry Rajinikanth will be feted with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award. As Prakash Javadekar, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, announced this on Thursday, congratulatory messages poured in from across the country. “Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2020 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema — Rajnikant ji. His contribution as an actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic ...,” tweeted Javadekar, along with a picture of one of the greatest icons of Indian cinemas. The larger-than-life actor, with a huge following across the world, acknowledged all those who became part of his stellar journey and tweeted, “My heartfelt thanks to the government of India, respected & dearest @narendramodi ji, @PrakashJavdekar ji and the jury for conferring upon me the prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward. I sincerely dedicate it to all those who have been a part of my journey. Thanks to the Almighty ...” The 70-year-old was born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in a Marathi family in Bengaluru. TRULY,THALAIVA MEME FESTIVAL Thursday saw another meme fest on social media courtesy Rajinikanth winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. “Superstar Rajinikanth – he may not be a Tamilian but he makes the Japanese speak Tamil and watch Tamil films,” read one. Another was captioned ‘*Thalaivar fans’ with welled up eyes over the recognition! ROBOT RAJINIKANTH 2.0 Years later, his gravity-defying stunts, slick moves, stylised action, catchy dialogues peppered with finest performances over the last four decades and more have gotten him an iconic, unparalleled stature in Indian cinema. He is a recipient of Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016). GREAT JOURNEY Rajinikanth, who rose from KAALA doing menial jobs to superstardom, even has a chapter in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus called From Bus Conductor to Superstar! He enjoys a demi-god status amongst his fans. Rajinikanth began his film career with K. Balachander’s Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal in1975, which won three National Film Awards. He gained recogni- TWITTER tion as an antagonist with his early films like Moondru Mudichu and 16 Vayathinile. Bairavi paved the way for his super-stardom as Rajini played lead in this Tamil film. Mullum Malarum, Ninaithale Inikkum, Thillu Mullu, Sri Raghavendrar, Bloodstone, Thalapathi, Annamalai, Muthu, Baasaha and Enthiran were his other major hits. His film Sivaji was one the first few in the c m y b country to enter the Rs 100crore club. Enthiran (2010) and the sequel 2.0 (2018) earned the distinction of being the most expensive productions in India at the time of their release and massive commercial successes. Rajini enjoyed many hits with co-actor Kamal Haasan with as many as 16 films between them. In different languages, Rajinikanth has done over 150 films. It’s a screaming bore! Gurnaaz Kaur Some young trekkers find a dead body on the outskirts of Mumbai. The young woman is Pooja (Barkha Singh) who is murdered and her father played by Shishir Sharma is a retired judge, who wants to find the killer. So, the Commissioner of Police (Denzil Smith) unwillingly assigns the case to ACP Avinash Verma (Manoj Bajpayee). It’s a tricky case and Avinash has taken it on himself to solve it. Now, that’s pretty much the story. Through a series of flashbacks, the film tells you what all happened till the time of death. Meanwhile, ACP Avinash readies a team that includes Prachi Desai, Sahil Vaidya and Vaquar Sheikh. Forensic reports, call records, timeline drawings, medical details and what not but even then, they miss out on some obvious things. These aren’t the only potholes in the story. As the trio assists their boss in nabbing the murderer, we find out that Avinash is divorced, wears these cool tee-shirts picked up by his daughter, his mother calls him Chintu and reminds him to eat his meals. Coming back to the murder, meet Ravi Khanna played by Arjun Mathur. He is an MLA who wears Nehru jackets, has a villa that is open to all. People go there, sleep, get murdered and even disappear. His wife is in coma and he wants to acquire a park to convert it into a mall. Ravi is a loud-mouthed politician and all fingers point at him but no, he is not the murderer and you will discover it at the end of the movie. The details of the murder make you retch. And watching the police uncover the case (for over two hours, just too long) becomes an ordeal on more than one occasion. It is Manoj Bajpayee who pulls out all the stops to keep Silence…can you hear it?, streaming on Zee5, engaging and that deserves applause. Manoj Bajpayee is the saving grace in this thriller, Silence…can you hear it? Movie: Silence…can you hear it? Director: Aban Bharucha Deohans Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai, Sahil Vaid, Arjun Mathur and Denzil Smith Rating: Streaming on: Zee 5
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