18112021-LSTL-01.qxd 11/17/2021 11:00 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Lucky month Model-actress Manushi Chhillar says November has been her lucky month. So, it is great that the teaser of her debut film Prithviraj has been released in the same month. LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 18 NOVEMBER 2021 These are tales of bravery, ones that are real and relatable. Here’s a look at upcoming movies based on the lives of war heroes Mona S RATNA PATHAK SHAH Expert eye Guneet Monga, Ratna Pathak Shah join BAFTA Breakthrough in India The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Tuesday announced award-winning film producer and BAFTA nominee Guneet Monga, and award-winning and celebrated actor Ratna Pathak Shah, as industry supporters for the BAFTA Breakthrough programme, which is supported by Netflix. As credible experts, Guneet and Ratna will offer their professional expertise to participants in the programme. Guneet says, “India has been among the world’s most fascinating centres of storytelling, and the heritage of Indian cinema is unparalleled. As the rising talent and fresh voices long to tell their untold stories, the BAFTA Breakthrough programme aims to offer tremendous support and a global stage to this raw talent.” Adds Ratna Pathak Shah, “BAFTA Breakthrough India is a unique, ‘breakthrough’ opportunity for practitioners of the screen arts to be supported by the worldrenowned organisation. I am elated to be working with a programme that will help amplify our country’s brilliant new voices and emerging talent across genres in television, and offer them learning, networking and growth opportunities on a global level.” GUNEET MONGA Sanjay Gagnani gets engaged to Poonam Preet TORIES of courage and valour have never failed to impress on the big screen. So, if the latest film Sardar Udham could give the audience some hair raising moments, expect a few others to impress as well. Having received the Param Vir Chakra posthumously, the story of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal will be brought alive in Ekkis, a film that stars Varun Dhawan; Major General Ian Cardozo’s story will be made into a film titled Gorkha with Akshay Kumar in the lead role, while Vicky Kaushal will be seen as Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in the film Sam Bahadur… It seems tales of bravery and valour are the flavour of the season. Heroes for life Shershaah, Bhuj, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Kesari and The Ghazi Attack. Win-win situation Patriotism in vogue Award-winning producer Rahul Mittra says, “With many movies being made on war heroes, patriotic films are surely in vogue and these are prospective crowd-pullers. Real-life heroes have always had an enduring appeal, as their sacrifice and subsequent triumph are high on the emotional quotient and strikes an immediate chord with the viewers.” On the other hand, Rahul believes some fall prey to over-glorification and jingoism. “And while audiences are game for inspiring tales of triumph of the human spirit, SAM BAHADUR PIPPA filmmakers should do full justice to the character in focus and should remember Actor Heath Freeman is no more Actor and producer Heath Freeman passed away on Tuesday (November 16). He was 41. Freeman was popularly known for his roles in NCIS and Bones. The news of his demise was shared by his manager Joe S. Montifiore. In a statement, Joe S. Montifiore said, “We are truly devastated by the loss of our beloved Heath Freeman. A brilliant human being with an intense and soulful spirit, he leaves an indelible imprint on our hearts. His life was filled with deep loyalty, affection, and generosity towards his family and friends. He had an extraordinary zest for life.” The statement further read, “He was extremely proud of his recent films and was very excited for the next chapter of his career. His remarkable legacy as a son, brother, uncle, friend; an extraordinarily gifted actor and producer, consummate cook, and man with the most infectious and spectacular laugh, will live on forever. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.” His friends and colleagues took to the social media to share their condlences. what Oscar Wilde said – Every Saint has a past and every sinner has a future,” he adds. Lately, real stories of war have ruled the audiences’ heart, including Uri, Tanhaji, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panthercharacter won’t be recast by Marvel Up next Actor Shahid Kapoor’s next film titled Bull has been locked for a 2023 release. The film will hit the big screen on April 7, 2023. The film, directed by debutant Aditya Nimbalkar, is set in the 1980s and is inspired by real-life events. This is the first co-production between T-Series and Guilty By Association. The film is slated to hit the floors in early 2022. — IANS Late Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa/Black Panther character will never be recast by Marvel following his tragic death, the studio’s VP of Development Nate Moore has confirmed. Moore said: “I’m being quite honest, you will not see T’Challa in the MCU.” Moore revealed that he had discussed potential casting decisions with Ryan Coogler, who is returning to direct Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but the pair ultimately decid- ed that they “couldn’t do it” without Boseman. He added: “We have to figure out how to move this franchise on without that charac- ter. Because I think we all feel so much of T’Challa in the MCU on the screen... is tied to Chadwick’s performance. The challenge for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is telling a story without T’Challa.” Chadwick passed away at the age of 43 in August 2020 after battling cancer and Coogler previously confirmed that he would have wanted his Black Panther costars to press ahead with the story following his tragic death. — IANS Get set for Banaras ZAID KHAN & SONAL MONTEIRO IN BANARAS Kundali Bhagya-actor Sanjay Gagnani has got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Poonam Preet. He took to Instagram and shared pictures from his engagement ceremony. In one of them, Sanjay and Poonam are flaunting their engagement ring. Poonam captioned the post as, “Should I say GORKHA Starring Akshay Kumar, Gorkha is based on the life of Major General Ian Cardozo. An AVSM, SM, he was first war-disabled Indian Army officer to command a battalion and a brigade. PIPPA Starring Ishaan Khattar, Pippa is based on the life of the war hero Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta The film, named after the Russian war tank PT-76, popularly known as Pippa, is about the 1971 India-Pakistan war. SAM BAHADUR A biopic starring Vicky Kaushal as Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, is being helmed by Meghna Gulzar. EKKIS Starring Varun Dhawan, this film is based on the life of Param Vir Chakra recipient Arun Khetarpal, who was martyred during the 1971 IndoPakistan War. The film is being directed by Sriram Raghavan. It’s a befitting tribute Bull, starring Shahid Kapoor, to release in April, 2023 Together, we can Adds director Jagmeet Samundri, “Like it or not, one hit and everyone is exploring the genre; that is what the treand is and has been. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior opened the floodgates for war movies and here we are. Whether you make a biopic or a story inspired from real life, how you put together is the most important thing.” Well-known scriptwriter Sanjay Chauhan, who launched the trend of biopics with acclaimed film Paan Singh Tomar, points out three major reasons why heroes are being showcased in Bollywood. “The first is the readymade inspiring story. If it’s cleared by the Army, they provide full support, right from soldiers to weapons and more. Thirdly, and most significantly, he points out that the chances of someone raising an objection are reduced to minimal. If anyone raises a question on a war hero, no one is going to hear the plea. So making a decorated war hero’s story is a win-win situation for makers.” FILMS IN THE PIPELINE The first look of the movie Banaras was dropped by the makers on Wednesday. Zaid Khan is making his debut with this film and has been paired opposite Sonal Monteiro. Directed by Jayathirtha, the film will be released in five different languages, including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, in 2022. Says Zaid Khan, “Banaras has given depth to my character. The city is beautiful in all aspects and the director Jayathirtha has done a wonderful job. I hope the audience will appreciate the love story of Siddharth and Dani.” Sonal Monteiro, the leading lady of Banaras, said, “It is an emotional love story. The film also shows how their love for each other grows while exploring the city of Banaras.” Astounding discovery Netflix drops trailer of the film Don’t Look Up Netflix officially released the trailer of its upcoming film Don’t Look Up. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Rob Morgan, amongst others. It will be released in selective theatres on December 10 and then premiere on Netflix on December 24. The movie revolves around Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), who plays an astronomy student, and her professor Dr yes?” In another picture, Sanjay goes down on his knee to propose to Preet and looks like Poonam decided to have some fun; for the caption, Sanjay wrote, “Ab toh haan bol de yaar…” Finally, in the last post, Poonam said yes and Sanjay put the ring on her finger. Sanjay captioned the picture as, “Finally…” c m y b Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio). They make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem is that it’s on a direct collision course with the Earth. The other problem is no one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). The film is written and directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay.
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