22072022-LSTC-01.qxd 7/21/2022 10:57 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE ON THE DIGITAL ROUTE The film F9: The Fast Saga was released on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday (July 21). Starring alongside Vin in pivotal roles are John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, and others. TMS Cop story Life After wrapping up the shoot of Singam 3, Thakur Anoop Singh is excited for his next Bollywood film where he’ll be seen playing a police officer. TMS CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 22 JULY 2022 Man of the moment Sheetal M VIDYUT JAMMWAL Action zone Commando franchise to be adapted into web series After creating waves as a high-octane action film, superhit movie franchise Commando, which starred Vidyut Jammwal, is all set to be adapted into a series on Disney+ Hotstar. Backed by an ace director and franchise mastermind, Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the series will retell the action saga in an all-new format. The new show will feature Para SF Captain Karan Singh Dogra’s (originally played by popular actor Vidyut Jammwal) adventures in finer details, giving viewers a close look at his life and missions. —TMS Music to the ear Beyonce unveils track-list for Renaissance Singer-actress Beyonce has revealed the track-list for her forthcoming seventh album, Renaissance, which drops on July 29. The track-list, which was posted on her Instagram story, includes many intriguing titles like America Has a Problem, Alien Superstar, Church Girl, Cuff It, Thique, All Up in Your Mind and more, along with the single Break My Soul. Earlier this month, Beyonce shared the album’s cover artwork, which shows her posing regally atop the silhouette of a luminous horse. In a note accompanying the artwork, Beyonce wrote: “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgement. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.” In a surprise, late last month, Beyonce dropped Break My Soul, the first single from the album. —IANS Trailer of Ligerreleased Vijay Deverakonda set to storm theatres with the actioner After ruling South-Indian industry, actor Vijay Deverakonda is all set for his Bollywood debut with Liger. The makers unveiled the trailer on Thursday (July 21). Liger is a film based on mix martial arts and director Puri Jagannadh has introduced a new world to Indian cinema. Vijay essays a character who rises from the slums of Mumbai and goes on to fight in the biggest arenas. Alongside Vijay, Ananya Panday and Mike Tyson, Liger also features Ronit Roy and Ramya Krishnan. The film releases theatrically on August 25, 2022. — TMS OVING on from Marvel Cinematic Universe, the famous Russo Brothers, Anthony and Joseph, have moved on to something different, yet action still remains intact in their imagination. After their successful venture Extraction, with Netflix, the director duo’s decade-long ambition to bring pages of Mark Greaney’s book The Gray Man on to the screen will culminate today as the film adaptation releases on Netflix. Apart from Indian actor Dhanush, the film stars Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas, Jessica Henwick and Rege-Jean Page. The screenwriters, director and producers, all packed in one, Russo Brothers share how they had come across The Gray Man series ten years ago but then got busy with creating sequel after Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) became a hit, and the same transpired when Avengers: Infinity War exploded at the box-office. Anthony says, “We have the same expectation from The Gray Man. After working on fantasy movies where there are no rules and anything can be done, creating action around real human beings is a different ball-game altogether. You cannot defy the physics and I believe when there are such limitations, it makes you come up with new inventions in the creative processes.” The Gray Man director duo Russo Brothers showered praise on actor Dhanush and called him a ‘national treasure’ during their India visit It’s true that calling me ‘Sexy Tamilian Friend’ in the film wasn’t really necessary, but it added layers to my character. But we Dashing Dhanush As for the ‘The Lone shouldn’t be termed as South actors, North Wolf’ in the movie aka actors or Hindi actors. A film, especially ‘The Sexy Tamilian’ after the digital boom, is meant for aka actor Dhanush, the everyone to watch. I would love to Russo Brothers didn’t hesitate even a bit to call be called an Indian actor. him ‘a national treasure’. So, how did they came across Dhanush? Joe answers, “We were looking at action clips for reference for how our Indian character would be in the movie and watched a lot of stuff with Dhanush in it. After a certain point, we DHANUSH asked him and he agreed.” On the other hand, Dhanush explains the reason to come on board was first the brand itself that Russo Brothers come with and then Russo Brothers are currently in India for the promotional tour of their Netflix’s project The Gray Man and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan had a gala evening with them. Aamir invited the brothers and Dhanush along with a few other members from The Gray Man over for dinner at his home on Wednesday night. Aamir fed the guests all Gujarati delicacies. Aamir invited The Gray Man team for dinner at his home on Wednesday night To treat his guests authentic Gujarati cuisine, Aamir invited different chefs from diverse parts of Gujarat, who specialize in cooking different traditional dishes. The chefs included those specialising in making Papad Luva Patodi, Tuver Lifafa, and Kand Puri from Surat, others who make Fafda and Jalebi from Surendranagar and a chef from Khambhat for Sutarfeni. Aamir’s ex-wife, Kiran Rao, also joined the gettogether. A picture has been doing the rounds on the internet in which Aamir and Kiran are seen posing with the Russo Brothers and Dhanush, who plays a prominent part in The Gray Man. — ANI STILLS FROM THE GRAY MAN the role, which was nothing like he has done before. He adds, “Avik San, my character, was a whole film in itself, which is why I am not disclosing it to anybody. But for the action sequence, I commend the directors for the one-and-a-half months of training, which started from the very basics like how to stand and where to stand. When we were on sets finally to perform, I understood how efficient and meticulous they were at their work. I have Rocking in web space Boman Irani-starrer Masoom seen by 16.4 million viewers Boman Irani’s digital debut series Masoom by Reliance Entertainment’s Dreamers & Doers Co has been one of the top 10 most-watched shows in India (JanuaryJune 2022). According to a recent Ormax Report, it has been seen by 16.4 million viewers. For the first two weeks after its premiere, the show ranked first across all platforms. It has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Viewers have praised the debutant in the OTT space, Boman, as well as Samara Tijori’s maiden performance. The chemistry Boman developed with reel-life daughter (Samara) was particularly lauded. Boman said: “I believe in change and I think that change is the only thing that keeps me going, energised and happy. We don’t know where or how it will go. Our focus is that our character and work should reach as many people as possible and it should be loved by all. Having said that, I am excited for Masoom because it was my Aamir hosts Russo Brothers done more than 50 films and reasonably good action films, but nothing comes near this one. There was a whole new territory to explore.” Sequel on way? The Russo Brothers will also be closely gauging the audiences’ reactions as they hint at a sequel, given the original is a novel series. What if that happens? Says Anthony, “It would definitely be bigger than the first part. We can also guarantee Lone Wolf (Dhanush) would be a part of it. My phone is already buzzing with texts like ‘more Dhanush’ after the premiere on Wednesday night.” To which Dhanush replies, “Well I am just a phone call away!” Russo Brothers have nothing but love for Indian actors. They adds, “India has got a very vibrant film fraternity. We always look forward to working with the immensely talented actors, directors and producers here.” AAMIR KHAN Kim leaves ‘hefty tip’ …After shelling out $576 bill at Italian restaurant in Australia first web series, which allows for more screen time. You can see the full-fledged journey of a character.” He added: “The love for Masoom is overwhelming. A lion’s share of the credit for the series’ success belongs to the writer Satyam Tripathy, director Mihir Desai, the show-runner Gurmmeet c m y b Singh, the producer Namit Sharma and the great team that we had, including my coactors Samara Tijori, Upasana Singh, Veer Rajwant Singh, Manjari Fadnnis and Sarika Singh. We were on the same page of creativity; that’s how everything aligned and a series like this happened!” — IANS Kim Kardashian is said to have visited an Italian restaurant during her trip to Australia to see her boyfriend Pete Davidson. The waiter, who purportedly served her, has shared a picture of the bill, which showed that the reality TV star left a ‘hefty tip’. The waiter also claimed Kim splurged on a delicious dinner. Alongside a picture outside the eatery, he posted: “Took Kim K’s order at work today. Thx for the hefty tip @KimKardashian.” He then added what appeared to be a breakdown of the bill, which came to $576, and included four $15 Caprese salads, two $11 portions of bruschetta, a calamari starter, three pizzas and five pasta courses. Dessert was two slices of $16 chocolate torte and a $16 Nutella pizza. He added: “Here’s her bill. Kimmy K dietstarter pack.” The waiter didn’t share exactly how much of a tip was left, but just said it was “hefty”. Kim is believed to have been visiting Davidson in Port Douglas, which is about an hour’s drive from Cairns. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is said to have boarded a private jet back to the US shortly after her dinner in Cairns. —IANS
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