02122022-LSTL-01.qxd 12/1/2022 10:20 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE FAN BOY MOMENT Fauda star Lior Raz greeted Ayushmann Khurrana and said that he was a “big fan” of him. Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff were present at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for the world premiere of the fourth season of their show. A clip shows, Raz shaking hands with Ayushmann.IANS Braveheart Vidyut Jammwal is trying out Highlining, which involves the counterintuitive act of walking on a line hundreds of feet above the ground on a oneinch rope. LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 2 DECEMBER 2022 The Indian adaptation of Fauda doesn’t live up to expectations Plight of a migrant worker Prateik Babbar talks about his role in India Lockdown Tanaav H It will leave you with AVING watched the original Israeli series, the Indian adaptation looks more like a poor copy. Except for the change of scenery, from desert to Kasmir ki vaadiyaan, the series follows the original like the gospel truth. Directors have failed to play up the difference between West Bank and Kashmir and have relied more on the similarity in the conflict. One can’t help but wish that the actors had watched Fauda to give an equally overwhelming performance. Also, Tanaav is not as taut as Fauda. There’s not much depth to the plot and little homework is done on the characters except for the uncanny resemblance that comes from similar facecuts to similar hairstyle (the bald shooter for example). Only for Manav Vij as Kabir, the lead actor is nowhere closer to Lior Raz (Fauda), from his character look to its act. The same goes for Kabir’s wife, Nusrat Farooqui, played by Sukhmani Sadana. She looks lost. Arbaaz Khan does not add much value to it either. Many fresh faces flit in and out of the frames without leaving an impact. However, Shashank’s character Junaid Alam Shaikh shines at times. In fact, the casting for the antagonist gang seems better, be it Fatima (Sheen Das), Mushtaq the informer, Junaid (Shashank) or Series: Tanaav Director: Sachin Krishn & Sudhir Mishra Cast: Manav Vij, Shashank Arora, Arbaaz Khan, Sukhmani Sadana, Rajat Kapoor, Sheen Das, Sumeet Kaul, Waluscha D’Souza, Danish Husain, Mir Sarwar and Ekta Kaul Rating: our main villain Umar Riyaz (Sumeet Kaul). They are certainly given better dialogues. The dialogues like ‘Ek zubaan thodi bolta hai koi yhaan pe, isiliye Kashmir ka masla aaj tak nahi sulajh saka’ definitely hit home on the duality of the Kashmir situation. One good thing about the series is it refrains itself from taking sides. In one of the scenes, Rajat Kapoor as Jagjit Malik while talking to his son in Punjabi at the same time warning a woman to kill her militant son highlights the contrast between their lives and understanding of duty. Manav Vij’s comment, ‘ Agar tabahi humara maksad hota to ab tak Kashmir kabristan ban chuka hota’ also puts forward the perspective of an officer on duty who doesn’t flinch when innocent lives are lost as collateral. All in all, it is a poor execution of a good script with heavy dialogues which don’t land. The Hindi series adaption would sure leave you with some tanaav. As for sequels there’s no reason to look forward to unless most of the cast is replaced. De Niro to star in Zero Day ANG LEE Ang Lee to direct Bruce Lee biopic Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, known for helming Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, is set to direct a film about Chinese-American martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Ang Lee’s son Mason Lee will star in the film. Dan Futterman, who wrote Capote and Foxcatcher, is adapting the script. Jean Castelli, Alex Law and Mabel Cheung and Wells Tower wrote earlier versions of the screenplay. Bruce Lee, who died in 1973 at the age of 32, had a brief but lasting presence in Hollywood as an actor, director and martial arts expert. “Accepted as neither fully Robert De Niro is set to star in the limited series Zero Day currently in the works at Netflix. Exact plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say the show would be a political thriller in which De Niro would play a former US President. Eric Newman and Noah Oppenheim are the writers and executive producers with a story by Newman, Oppenheim, and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Schmidt. —IANS American nor Fully Chinese, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who introduced Chinese Gung Fu to the world, a scientist of combat and an iconic performing artist who revolutionised both the martial arts and action cinema,” Ang Lee said in a statement.— IANS c m y b ‘What goes around comes around’ After slamming a media portal calling it “unethical” and “insensitive” for a report that his girlfriend Malaika Arora is pregnant, actor Arjun Kapoor has now shared a cryptic post about karma on his social media. He took to his Instagram stories and wrote: “Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can’t get away with troubling people over your whole life, I don’t care who you are. What goes around comes around. That’s how it works. Sooner or later, the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.” Malaika had also dismissed her pregnancy rumours by calling it “disgusting”. A report claimed that Arjun and Malaika, who have been dating since 2019, were expecting their first child. The Ishaqzaade star debunked all the claims immediately. He wrote on social Arjun pens a cryptic post about karmaafter slamming news portal media, “This is the lowest that you could have gone and you have done it by being casual. Insensitive and absolutely unethical. In carrying garbage news. This journalist has been writing such pieces regularly and getting away with it... This is not done. Don’t dare to play with our personal lives.” —IANS HIT 2 in Hindi Adivi Sesh is back after the success of Major. Ace director SS Rajamouli, who introduced Indian cinema to the world, also attended the pre-release event for his upcoming film HIT 2 or HIT: The Second Case. During the prerelease event, the Major actor dropped a hint that HIT 2 would be released across India. He said, “After watching the film, I felt so confident that I asked Nani for a Hindi release. I wished this riveting film was an Indian production. We will announce the Hindi release date in a few days.” SS Rajamouli said, “I want Nani, Prashanti and Sailesh to carry on the HIT franchise. And I have a suggestion for the HIT team—please release the HIT series in the same season every year, whether it’s the same date or the same month. The audience should have the impression that this season belongs to HIT.” The film directed by Sailesh Kolanu is all set to hit the screens today. Making Indians proud Nora Fatehi waves Indian flag at FIFA fan event in Doha Bollywood actor and dancer Nora Fatehi on Tuesday set the stage on fire as she performed at the FIFA fan festival in Doha. Nora grooved on several hit Bollywood tracks on the stage such as Saki Saki and Manike, which were loved by all the fans and during her performance, the Street Dancer 3D actor waved the Indian flag and screamed “Jai Hind”. Taking to Instagram, several fan clubs shared Nora’s video from the grand fan event. The football festival was held in the centre of Doha at Al Bidda Park. Nora Fatehi, an actressdancer, collaborated with international rapper Nicki Minaj on the official football anthem Light the Sky. Soon after her performance, videos from the NORA FATEHI’S INSTAGRAM STORY NET, FLICKS & MORE The next Zee5 original movie India Lockdown’ s trailer released a few days ago. The movie explores the effects of the pandemic on Indian citizens’ daily life. The film throws the light on all the people whose lives were affected massively during this phase. Actor Prateik Babbar openly talked about what it was like to put himself in the position of a migrant worker. Starring Shweta Basu Prasad, Prateik Babbar, Aahana Kumra, Sai Tamhankar and Prakash Belawadi in pivotal roles, the film is all set to stream on Zee5 from December 2. Prateik said, “I was in tears when I first read the script. My character’s life suddenly come to a standstill. He must decide whether to try to exist in a city far from home or return home and live within his means. We had a lot of prep going for this character. I met a few migrant workers too and had a heart-to-heart conversation with them to understand their life in order to play Madhav.” event got viral on social media and fans swamped the comment section with red hearts and fire emoticons. “She is thee besssttt,” a fan commented. Another fan wrote, “Nora mam love your dance.” Meanwhile, Nora was recently seen in the song Jedha Nasha from Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming thriller film An Action Hero. —ANI
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