28082021-LSTL-01.qxd 8/28/2021 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE It’s possible Tom Cruise has performed the “most dangerous” stunt of his career for Mission: Impossible 7. The star unveiled the footage in which he jumps off a cliff on a motorcycle. —IANS LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 28 AUGUST 2021 Calling all mentors Palette of the pandemic Left-hand painting to collage to subdued colour palette to wall murals-- the artists have found ways and means to express their inner turmoils induced by the pandemic Sonu Sood becomes the face of Delhi Govt’s new education initiative! CM Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Manish Sisodia met philanthropist and actor Sonu Sood on August 27 to discuss the new Desh Ke Mentors initiative that they are set to launch in Delhi. The initiative will help students of Delhi government schools find a mentor to help them unlock their potential. Children will find answers to their career related questions by mentors who sign up to be a part of the programme. Praising the initiative, Sonu said, “I am impressed by the transformation in Delhi government schools in the past year. High quality education for all children, whether rich or poor, is the key to a brighter future for the country. We need to come together and do our share for nation building. I urge the youth of India to come be a part of Desh Ke Mentors.” with my left ❝ I paintedexperiment. hand as an Arzoie has arrived! Aparshakti Khurana and his wife Aakriti Ahuja Khurana have been blessed with a baby girl. The actor shared the news on his Instagram story. The couple has named their daughter Arzoie A. Khurana. Few days back, Aparshakti had shared an adorable video of his wife’s baby shower where the whole family came together to bless Aakriti on the joyous occasion and gave lots of wishes to the expecting couple. Aparshakti recently travelled to Chandigarh after fulfilling his work commitments to be with his wife in the crucial time. Meanwhile, on the work front, he is gearing up for his upcoming release, Helmet. Aakriti & Aparshakti Khurana REVIEW It’s interesting to see how one’s two hands bring out different images. Adversity can bring the best out of you.❞ Prem Singh Mona A DVERSITY can bring out the best in a person, believes artist Prem Singh. Going through some of his recent works, one can see how his creativity has come to his aid towards healing and also spreading positivity in these unprecedented times. Prem Singh is not alone. The pain and desperation born out of the pandemic has made every artist to have a relook at life and their creative process. We speak to some of them to find how their art has been shaped up by the new NEW RELEASE normal. “The load of the past is shed now, and I am waiting to go back to my studio,” says Prem Singh, who was in Chandigarh during the peak of the pandemic, away from his studio, which is in Delhi. “When the first lockdown was imposed, I had no art materials. I found some really old sheets and started to make collages.” Once the restrictions were lifted and he could get art materials, he started to draw with his left hand. “I have done that before. It’s so interesting to see how one’s two hands bring out different images.” ❝ I always paint from my heart and not from my mind. But it sure made me take a journey towards my inner self and that reflects in my work now.❞ Nabibakhsh Mansoori Interestingly, the drawings made with his left hand are simple, related to simple figures. Also, he started to work on his Ipad. “It’s only lately that I and the Ipad started to establish a dialogue,” says the artist. For Jaipur-based Vinay Sharma, the last two years have been a period for self-reflection. An antique collector, he found healing power in his colours. “Being in Rajasthan, water and greenery hold a special significance. I painted the Aravallis in my latest work.” While he’s always been in love with vibrant colours, the period of meditative self- paintings, I ❝ In mycaptured myhave digitally dreams. My recent work Golden Rain stands for prosperity and is an indication of the good days ahead. ❞ DS Kapoor reflection has made him reconsider his colour palette. “I make my own colours. Throughout the pandemic, the earth’s surface has been central to my work. My colour palette is now more balanced.” Nabibakhsh Mansoori considers himself fortunate that he his studio is an extension of his house and the lockdowns gave him uninterrupted time with self. “It’s the responsibility of an artist to pass positive vibes to society in bad times,” says Mansoori, who lives in Gandhinagar. “I always paint from my heart and not from my mind. But it sure made me RATINGS: ★★★★★EXCELLENT | ★★★★VERY GOOD | ★★★GOOD | ★★AVERAGE | ★POOR Despite an intriguing plot, Chehretests one’s patience CHEHRE Mona CAST: Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Raghubir Yadav, Rhea Chakraborty, Krystle D’Souza, Siddhanth Kapoor DIRECTOR: Rumy Jafry RATING: ★★★ A mock trial or call it a ‘surgical strike’ to avenge the judgements that couldn’t deliver justice, Rumy Jafry’s Chehre sure has an intriguing plot. A confident CEO ends up in a lonely haveli where a retired judge, a prosecuting and a defence counsel play a game in the evenings to pass time. Sameer Mehra (Emraan Hashmi) willingly becomes a part of the game. While the first half sets the tone, it’s during the second half the story picks up its pace, barring a rather long speech by Lateef Zaidi Consummate actors, intriguing plot and stunning visuals fail to bring this thriller to life (Amitabh Bachchan) on how the judicial system has been failing to deliver justice. The comparisons with the Nirbhaya case, acid attack vic- tims for reference to surgical strikes; the monologue takes one’s interest away from the original plot. But then post this ‘case’, this story finds a Shibani Dandekar inks Farhan Akhtar’s name on her neck Love on display August 27 happened to be Shibani Dandekar’s birthday and instead of receiving gifts, she gifted something special to boyfriend Farhan Akhtar. Shibani has inked herself. The model-turnedactress has inked Farhan’s name on her neck. The tattoo artist shared the picture of the same on his Instagram handle which Shibani reposted. And it seems Shibani is getting inked on her finger too. The actress shared another picture on her Instagram stories. Shibani and Farhan have been together since 2018. In a media interaction, Shibani had opened up on the same saying, “I don’t need to make an announcement about who I’m dating. It’s up to me to decide when and what I want to share about my personal life, and it is up to the audience to decide how they look at it. How much information I want to put out in the public domain is my prerogative.” Earlier this year, there were reports of them tying the knot. c m y b new lease of life and its writer Ranjit Kapoor redeems himself to some extent. One thing for sure, if you like your intrigue drama fast-paced, this is not for you. One needs patience for this plot to unfold. What certainly works is the sound design by Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty. The lightning, the thunderstorms transport one to the mysterious setting. This quaint town, located some 270 km from Delhi, comes as a jarring blunder. The actors play their part effortlessly. One marvels at Senior Bachchan, who in his late seventies has a spring in his step and delivers long shots with cadence and expressions right in place. Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Raghubir Yadav shine in the brief moments they get on screen. Krystle D’Souza looks stunning, doing justice to the seductress part well. Rhea Chakraborty as Anna disappoints. Emraan Hashmi as Sameer Mehra delivers in bits and parts. All the premises of creative liberty apart, the story and its execution in 2 hours and 20 minutes becomes predictable and falters at times, losing its audience. take a journey towards my inner-self and that reflects in my work now.” Working with water colours and oil on canvas now, apart from nature, he is busy painting Ganesha for a group show. Bheem Malhotra, chairman, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, feels that artists are now getting impatient to showcase their work and have interaction with artists ❝ The art world is back on the track. It’s about time art lovers got to appreciate our works. We have started a printmaking exhibition in Sector 17.❞ Bheem Malhotra and art lovers. “We at the CLKA have started with a printmaking exhibition at the underpass in Sector 17.” DS Kapoor enjoyed painting throughout the lockdowns. “In my paintings, I have expressed digitally the dreams that I have seen,” says Kapoor. Golden Rain is his recent work, in which he tried to create happiness for his viewers after all the glooms.
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