04092022-LSTL-01.qxd 03-09-2022 23:44 Page 1 c m y b BRENDAN JOINS JOKER SEQUEL Brendan Gleeson has joined the ensemble of Joker sequel starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in the much-awaited film Joker: Folie a Deux for Warner Bros. and DC Films. As per reports, Zazie Beetz will also be returning to reprise her role as Sophie Dumond, the neighbour of Arthur Fleck. NET, FLICKS & MORE TRIBUNE All set Life Taylor Swift is set to appear at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 9 and will also introduce a screening of her All Too Well: The Short Film. —ANI LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 4 SEPTEMBER 2022 When Amrik Singh Shera, inspired by an unknown girl on the street, wrote Kala Chashma, he had never imagined that his song would morph into a ‘baar baar suno’ and ‘baar baar dekho’ craze decades later Grab your pair of Kala Chashma On-ground report Sheetal Kala Chashma did not just travel the continents and seven seas but also went to the grounds with sportsmen and women breaking into celebratory dance on the song. First, it was a baseball match, then Indian cricketers celebrating the India vs West Indies series win and then some women volleyball players’ twerking inside the court, all on Kala Chashma. After Asia Cup, when India beat Pakistan, actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday couldn’t control their emotions and danced their heart out on Kaala Chashma, just like Shikhar Dhawan and his cricket teammates did a week earlier. Bollywood couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genila D’Souza also partied a few days ago with celeb friends Jennifer Winget, Shabir Ahluwalia, Ashish Chowdhry, Samita Bangargi, Kanchi Kaul and Mushtaq Shiekh as they jumped into the Kala Chashma bandwagon. The couple wrote a caption, “And when T The journey gets fascinating Much like the first part, Ravindra Gautam’s non-linear style of story-telling makes Maharani Season 2 an interesting watch Pick a state notorious for crime, religious bigotry, caste and over-ambitious leaders and you have got all the tools to play the game of seasons for a political drama, and yet it’s rare to see the successive seasons doing well and do better than the first. So does our story with Rani Bharti, played by Huma Qureshi, a reluctant heroine who replaces her husband Bheema Bharti as the Chief Minister but manages the state of affairs better than her predecessor Director: Ravindra only to find her locking Gautam horns with her better half. Cast: Huma Qureshi, Amit The first part had MahaSial, Sohum Shah, rani’s shaky start at the CM Dibyendu Bhattacharya, office and ended on a cliffVineet Kumar, Pramod hanger. Much like the first Pathak, Kani Kusruti, part, director Ravindra GauSushil Pandey, Anuja tam allows the story to flow in Sathe and Neha Chauhan a non-linear pattern, starting Rating: ★★★ with a shocking revelation. Attention to dialogues and details make it engrossing from the word go. But as said Satyendranath Mishra (Pramod Pathak) for Bihar politics, “Jab jab aapko lagta hai ki aap Bihar ko samjh gaye, Bihar aapko jhatka deta hai” and it holds true for the series as well. You have to watch it to believe it. Full of surprises, one cannot get enough of the smallest of characters for who knows what bigger role they will play in the coming time. The makers have time and again told us it is a fictional story, not based on any political party or individual, yet every fiction draws its strength from reality. If Shilpa Aggarwal rape case is the reminder of Shilpi Jain murder of 1999, then I-Act is a direct reference to the political consultancy firm I-Pac from where rose political strategists such as Prashant Kishor, not forgetting the Verma Commission and self-immolation acts of students reminding the dreadful times of the Mandal Commission. In other words, reality-meets-fiction is the very basis of Maharani’s storytelling. And when a secular like Navin Kumar becomes desperate to become the CM plays politics of religious identity, it shows how winning votes is not where the game of power ends, one has to commit bigger sins, plant conspirators well in advance to walk up to the oath ceremony. When Kala Naag aka Gauri Shankar Panday, portrayed by Vineet Kumar, says, ‘Rajniti anubhav se chalti hai, data se nahi’, he is partially correct as it takes both anubhav and data to stand against Rani Bharti. And when it comes to anubhav (experience), Sohum Shah’s portrayal of Bheema manages to create an aura which is loved by the people and feared by the leaders. As a viewer one wants to see more of him, away from hospital bed and jailed quarters. Although shot in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, it doesn’t take away the essence of Bihar for the director breathes the state into the narrative addressing every issue it once faced, from ‘Jungle Raj’ to ‘alag’ Jharkhand. One only finds it hard to digest the creative liberty Rani’s character takes when she walks without security into the village of a student who dies because of her policy making or the concluding scene where she sabotages the oath-taking ceremony while addressing the conspirators. Perhaps where reality stops, fiction enters to fill in the gaps. Rani carries herself as the Chief Minister with confidence, boldness and finesse and yet the writer remembers her shortcomings. In a scene where Rani asks her secretary Kaveri Sridharan (Kani Kusurti) about the meaning of semen and DNA test, it sure reveals her shortcomings as the state’s head but the director reminds us that an understanding leader rather than an educated one is what we need sometime. Streaming on SonyLiv — Sheetal MAHARANI 2 HE Bollywood versions of Punjabi songs have often been criticised for not being true to their roots. But the universal craze for Kala Chashma has redeemed this history. As more and more people groove to the trending music of Kala Chashma from across the world and back home, we list celebs, who have made their version of Kala Chashma popular and also other Punjabi songs that have aged like fine wine. Cross-country craze First it was the Norwegian boys dance crew which performed at a wedding reception on Indian songs which included Chura Ke Dil Mera from Akshay Kumar’s 1994 film Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Kala Chashma, starring Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra. The video uploaded on June 11 at their official Instagram handle Quick Style. It caught the attention of viewers worldwide and in no time Kala Chashma went viral. Quick Style captioned the video as, “When @katrinakaif don’t show up to your brother’s wedding, you gotta do it yourself”. Soon the trend caught the attention of talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who made a short video on the song with singer Demi Levato. Actor Sidharth Malhotra posted the video on his Instagram story and wrote, “Hey what fun! Happy to see @jimmyfallon & @ddlovato grooving on #KalaChashma. Thank you for the love (sic).” Take a look!” K-pop group Winner also tried some twerking, going by the latest choreography on the Kala Chashma. Team member Hoony posted a clip on Instagram with the caption, “Pyjama party.” One group of dancers wore the costumes of Peppa Pigs while dancing to the Punjabi hit, now global. Sidharth Malhotra & Katrina Kaif ence of Katrina on whom the song was filmed. Amul India, famous for making topical doodles, too shared one on the song with a caption, “#Amul Topical: Remixed Bollywood hit goes viral globally!” Riteish Deshmukh The worth-it throwback The 1991 original Kala Chashma song was written by Amrik Singh Shera, a head constable from Kapurthala district. Unlike another viral sensation Kacha Badam, this song is well understood by pan-Indian audience, thanks to its reprised version in the 2016 movie, Baar Baar Dekho. The revamped version kept the original male voice of Amar Arshi intact and only made additions of female verses by Neha Kakkar and rap by Badshah. More than a decade after its original release and six years down the line from the Bollywood version, it has caught the attention of the listeners, making it a ‘baar baar suno’ song and a ‘baar baar dekho’ reel. Ananya Panday & Ayushmann Khurrana OTHER TIMELESS PUNJABI SONGS SONG Nachange Saari Raat Rail Gaddi Tootak Tootak Tootiyan Rock Tha Party Ishq Tera Tadpave Sauda Khara Khara Aja Mahi Aja Mahi YEAR 2000 1987 1990 2004 1999 1999 2005 SINGER(S) Taz (Tarsem Singh Saini) Mangal Singh Malkit Singh Bombay Rockers (Band) Sukhbir Singh Sukhbir Singh RDB(band) REHASHED In 2016 for the film Junooniyat In 2016 for film Tutak Tutak Tutiya In 2016 for film Tutak Tutak Tutiya In 2016 for film Rocky Handsome In 2017 for film Hindi Medium In 2019 for film Good Newws In 2015 for film Singh is Bliing Demi Lovato and Jimmy Fallon THE JOURNEY OF THE SONG Amrik Singh Shera was just 15 when he penned Kala Chashma. Shera (48), a native of Talwandi Chaudhariya village, is on cloud nine that the song has broken the language barrier. “I am short of words and cannot express my feelings. I am so grateful to everyone who has liked my song. I was in ninth standard, when I got an opportunity to visit Chandigarh for the first time. From the cleanliness to well maintained roads to its fashion, everything impressed me. At one of the chowks (roundabouts), I spotted a fashionable girl wearing black goggles; everybody was looking at her, including the traffic policeman. She became the muse of my song. I think we all like to write when we are young and starting to understand the world. I did too and by the time we reached back home I had already completed the song. For me, its success is unbelievable,” says Amrik. He had approached many singers at the time with his songs and it was Amar Arshi who agreed to sing it. “Such craze has given me the motivation to write more now,” he says. — with inputs from Aakanksha N Bhardwaj It’s Kolkata wedding for Ahmareen & Danny Jane Fonda diagnosed with cancer Veteran Hollywood actress Jane Fonda took to Instagram on Friday and announced that she has been diagnosed with cancer which is a treatable form of lymphoma. The Oscar winning actress also shared that she has started a six-month regimen of chemotherapy. Jane Fonda wrote, “This is a very treatable cancer. Eighty per cent of people survive, so I feel very lucky. I’m also lucky because I the gang meets. It’s just - This is us. Thank you @samitabangargi and @ashishchowdhryofficial for being perfect host @jenniferwinget1 @kanchikaul @shabirahluwalia @mushtaqshiekh what a mad gang we are. @huseinkk and @tintin3012 we missed you guys” Another couple Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal also managed to steal a Kala Chashma moment at a recent award function. As they walked together on the red carpet for the first time after marriage, Vicky sang Kala Chashma in the pres- have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realise, and it’s painful, that I am privileged in this.” She continued, “Almost every family in America has had to deal with cancer at one time or another, and far too many don’t have access to the quality health care I am receiving, and this is not right.” Jane Fonda gained fame for both her acting and her activism starting in the late 1960s. c m y b Danny Sura has tied the knot with his lady love Ahmareen Anjum. Danny is popularly known for projects like Vidrohi, Hindi Medium, Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 while Ahmareen Anjum is known for her role as Loki in the film RRR. The couple took their vows in Kolkata in a ceremony with just close family members by their side. Ahmareen says, “We have known each other for some time. Love happened slowly and organically.” The Amul ad Announcement of the year! Baby on board…Alia Bhatt wins hearts with her appearance in Hyderabad Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were seen at an event in Hyderabad on September 2. The event was to promote their upcoming film Brahmastra. Besides Alia and Ranbir, the event saw core team of the movie, including Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna and Karan Johar joining the panel with Jr NTR and SS Rajamouli as special guests. Alia’s outfit caught the eye of people. Alia wore a pink sharara with ‘baby on board’ written on her back. Besides the message, the actress mesmerised Hyderabad by singing Kesariya in Telugu. Ranbir was also seen speaking Telugu quite fluently.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).