16112022-LSTC-01.qxd 11/15/2022 10:48 PM Page 1 c m y b THE FIRST LOOK OF SANAA Ahead of its world premiere at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Sudhanshu Saria has released the first poster of his muchawaited introspective drama Sanaa. Actress Radhika Madan looks commanding in a sharp corporate getup, shiny black heels and a slick sideparted hairdo. TMS TRIBUNE Assam calling Life Hrithik Roshan is all set to star in action thriller Fighter, which will be helmed by Siddharth Anand. The shooting schedule is likely to begin from November 18 in Assam. TMS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 16 NOVEMBER 2022 ‘Bored of it’ VIEW POINT Emily Blunt slams ‘strong female lead’ label Mirzapur The recent brutal murder case in Delhi has once again put a question mark on the role of crime shows in fanning aggression. So, do they have an impact on the psyche of the audience? Experts share their take Paatal Lok Dexter Mindhunter Mona T HE 28-year-old man who allegedly chopped his livein partner into 35 pieces in New Delhi was reportedly inspired by American crime show Dexter to murder and store her body; Drishyamstyle murder in Ghaziabad — wife kills, buries husband inside home with the help of lover, but caught after four years; International Emmy winner Delhi Crime, based on the brutal Nirbhaya case; Abhay, picking stories from real cases right from ‘Nithari’ to ‘Cyanide Mallika’... Art imitates life or life art? The latest ‘Delhi Dexter case’, as its being called, has brought this question into limelight again. Squid Game Have we suddenly see an upsurge in crime dramas? Author and filmmaker Piyush Jha puts things in perspective, “Crime sagas are not new, these have been part of our shows and films as well literature, even classic literature, for long. Now, easy accessibility makes it seem like there is an upsurge while these have been around forever.” But sure crime sagas are being consumed with utmost glee — Mirzapur, Paatal Lok, Dexter, Orphan: First Kill, Dahmer, Squid Game, The Twelve, Mindhunter and You have won over the audience. Actor Mitaali Nag, who has been part of the thriller Aashiqana, explains, “Crime dramas are very thrilling, and NO PARENTAL GUIDANCE ❝ The restricted crime dramas are now freely available for anyone to watch. A disclaimer that says 18 + is just a formality, many teens watch it without parental guidance. Adolescents hooked to these dramas full of blood, violence and gore sure turn more aggressive and violent.❞ DR. SACHIN KAUSHIK, SENIOR CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST addictive to watch. They give us a glimpse into the minds of the criminals. The viewers witness the real thing in the safe environment of their homes without actually being a part of the crime. I guess it’s also the curiosity to know how the cases are solved, especially the ones you know about. That is why there is an increase in viewership of such shows.” SERIES NOT TO BE BLAMED I don’t think content needs blamed for crime around ❝When superhero charactersto beSuperman came into being, us. like did people tie a bed-sheet around their bellies and started jumping off cliffs? Mental health is a big issue and no matter what resemblance it has to the TV series or films, the sickness lies within those people who are doing such things.❞ VIVEK OBEROI, ACTOR IN THE GREY ZONE So, do the shows impact viewers? If one goes by the headlines, one sure sees a pattern. Post Nirbhaya case, which was very sensitively and sensibly handled in the series Delhi Crime, there have been many such brutal rapes and killings. Mitaali says, “If we look at the positive aspect, it educates the viewers on the way crimes are committed and to be alert. However, watching too much crime is known to have affected people’s mental health. However, Piyush Jha disagrees, “Look at the number of people who have seen Dexter, and how many such crimes do you see…One in billions? It’s wrong to point fingers at any show or a film. Crimes are committed all Telugu superstar Krishna is no more Veteran actor Ghattamaneni Krishna, fondly known as Krishna Garu, passed away due to a cardiac arrest on November 14. He was 79. The actor was Mahesh Babu’s father. Popularly known as superstar Krishna, he dominated the industry with his ‘daring and dashing hero’ image for five decades. Born as Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy on May 31, 1942, at Burripalem in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, he featured in more than 350 films. After playing small roles in a few films, Krishna formally made a debut in 1964 with Thene Manasulu, which proved to be a hit. With the next movie Gudacchari 116 (1966), a spy thriller, proving to be a super-hit, he established himself as a big actor. The handsome looking actor came to be known as ‘Andhra James Bond’. He later portrayed similar roles in six more movies. Krishna and his movies became a trendsetter in Tollywood. Sakshi (1967), directed by Bapu, was the first Telugu film to be shot completely in outdoor locations. The film won critical acclaim at the Tashkent film festival. After this success, Krishna never looked back. One of the busiest actors of his times, he HANDLE WITH CARE Mitu, producer of the show Crime Alert on Dangal, believes crime-based shows always find an audience. “That is because everyone is intrigued to find out how crime happens and what motivates people to take such drastic steps, and how such things are solved. While doing crime shows, the stories sometimes are so gory that it shakes you up,” she admits. “Crime dramas need to be handled carefully. The makers need to be sensible and sensitive. To present the show in such a way that the message is sent across — that the criminal will be punished — is a challenge,” she adds. Here’s how Bollywood celebs wished their loving kids on Children’s Day Jennifer Aniston’s actor father dies Krishna passed away due to a cardiac arrest. He was 79. was working in at least a dozen films every year. In 1969, as many as 15 of his movies were released. This trend continued throughout the 1970s. He worked in 18 films in 1972. With Mosagallaku Mosagadu (1971), he introduced the cowboy trend in Tollywood. His 1972 movie Pandanti Kapuram bagged the national film award for best feature film in Telugu for that year. The superstar founded Padmalaya Studio in 1970 and produced some highly successful and trendsetting movies. Krishna is known for many landmark movies like Alluri Seetharama Raju (1974), which was the first cinemascope movie in Tollywood, Eenadu (1982), first Eastman colour film and Simhasanam over the world, all across the country, and these are adapted as content on screen.” Another pertinent point to be mentioned is the rise of grey characters. Gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) in Sacred Games, Hathoda Tyagi (Abhishek Banerjee) in Paatal Lok and Dagar Rakhwala (Bobby Deol) in Love Hostel have been popular too. Piyush opines, “Every era comes with its villains; back in time it was Thakur, the village zamindar; 70s saw the rise of angry young man who fought against the system; during the 90s politicians challenged the heroes and today we see villains in police, God-men, grey characters and more.” Actress Emily Blunt during a recent interview rejected the term strong female character and said she was ‘bored’ of getting scripts where her character is labeled a ‘strong female lead’. “It’s the worst thing ever when you open a script and read the words ‘strong female lead,’” Blunt said. “That makes me roll my eyes. I’m already out. I’m bored. Those roles are written as incredibly stoic, you spend the whole time acting tough and saying tough things.” Blunt said that her latest character, Cornelia, on the western revenge series The English, was far ‘more surprising’ than what the simplified ‘strong female lead’ label describes. “She’s innocent without being naive and that makes her a force to be reckoned with,” she added. The English stars Blunt as a frontier woman hell-bent on avenging the death of her son. Cornelia partners with an indigenous farmer named Eli (Chaske Spencer), who is also on a mission to reclaim his land. — IANS (1986), the first 70 mm film. In Alluri Seetharama Raju, he donned the role of revolutionary tribal warrior Alluri and the film went on to become biggest grosser of its times. Krishna’s Pandanti Kapuram won a National Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. He is also credited for bringing many technological advancements in Telugu cinema — first cinemascope movie, Alluri Seetharama Raju (1974), the first Eastmancolor film, Eenadu (1982), the first 70mm film, Simhasanam (1986) and the first DTS film, Telugu Veera Levara (1995). Acknowledging his contribution to Indian cinema, in 2009, Indian government also conferred him with Padma Bhushan. Meanwhile, the film indus- try as well as fans have mourned the demise of the superstar. Allu Arjun tweeted, “Heart broken by the demise of Krishna Garu. His contribution to the Telugu cinema industry cannot be described in words. A true superstar by all means. My deepest condolences to his family, well-wishers and fans. May his beautiful soul rest in peace.” Ravi Teja wrote, “Such a devastating loss for the entire film industry. What a legend he was! Had the pleasure of working with him and a total privilege to know him personally. Rest in peace #SuperStarKrishna Garu!” Many other celebs, including Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Jr NTR, Suriya, Nani, Keerthy Suresh and Pooja Hegde, also mourned his demise. c m y b Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston’s father John Aniston passed away on November 11. He was 89. The FRIENDS actor took to her Instagram handle and shared the news with a heartfelt note. The veteran actor was best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis in the show Days of Our Lives. He also made guest appearances in movies like Combat, My Big Fat Greek Life, Star Trek: Voyager, American Dreams, Journeyman and Mad Men. John also essayed important roles in television series Airwolf, Gilmore Girls and The West Wing. The actress posted a couple of throwback pictures of her father and wrote: “Sweet papa... John Anthony Aniston. You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew...” Dia Mirza and Avyaan Karan Johar with Yash and Roohi Preity Zinta with Jai and Gia It’s a happy occasion It was Children’s Day on Monday and several celebrities took to their social media accounts to wish their children on the special day. Actress and environmentalist Dia Mirza talked about the sustainability lessons she is raising her son, Avyaan, with and also had a direct conver- sation with every kid through a video. Karan Johar also shared a cute video of his twins Yash and Roohi dancing on the song Disco Deewane from his film Student Of The Year. Karan captioned the post as: “This is the third version of #discodeewane! Please take note @vishaldadlani and @shekharravjiani!”. Preity Zinta shared a post with her twins Jai and Gia. She wrote a heartfelt message for her twins, “...The joys of parenthood and having children are all worthwhile. Happy Children’s Day to all of you...” — TMS Kajol, Aamir Khan reunite on screen Actors Kajol and Aamir Khan launched the trailer of their upcoming film Salaam Venky on Monday. While Kajol plays the central character, Aamir will be seen in a cameo. The pair was last seen in the movie Fanaa in 2006, almost 16 years ago. The movie turned out to be a blockbuster. Earlier they had worked in 1997 film Ishq by Indra Kumar, where Kajol was paired apposite her now husband-actor Ajay Devgn and Aamir was seen opposite Juhi Chawla. In Salaam Venky, Aamir’s role has not been revealed but from the trailer, it seems he plays Kajol’s on-screen hus- band or love interest. Revathy, who is the director of Salaam Venky, reveals, “Aamir Khan was very keen. When I offered him the role, he was like ‘I want to read my scenes.’ After I had sent the scenes, the writer got in touch with him and at last, he said that ‘I am on it.’ So it was just over the phone. We then held narrations and Aamir said he would not alter any word from the script and deliver them as it is.” — TMS
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