17012023-LSTC-01.qxd 16-01-2023 23:11 Page 1 c m y b KARTIK IN RANN OF KUTCH Kartik Aaryan is promoting his film Shehzada, which is set to hit the theatres on February 10, these days. After the Lohri celebration in Jalandhar, he was at the Rann of Kutch where he was spotted holding a giant kite with Shehzada written on it. In the film, he will be seen alongside Kriti Sanon. TMS TRIBUNE New look Actor Dino Morea is all set to make his Telugu debut with spy thriller Agent, where he will be seen as the powerful antagonist. TMS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 17 JANUARY 2023 TOP OF THE GAME ■ Best THE CAST AND CREW OF EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE T HE sci-fi action adventure Everything Everywhere All At Once, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, won five awards at the 28th version of the Critics Choice Awards, which were held in Los Angeles, including the best director, picture, original screenplay, supporting actor and editing. The film bagged 14 nominations. In the best director category, the director duo was competing against big names like James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water), Baz Luhrmann (Elvis), and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans). Director Kwan thanked his mother, who was the inspiration for the protagonist Evelyn Wang, played by Michelle Yeoh in the film. “She was the first person to plant the seed in my head that I could be a director,” he said. Ke Huy Quan bagged the best supporting actor for his role in the same film. Everything Everywhere All At Once is a ‘hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh), who can’t seem to finish her taxes.” Meanwhile, Malaysian actor Michelle Yeoh had won the 2023 Golden Globe Award in the Best Actress — Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once last week. — ANI Everyone’s choice! Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV: Niecy Nash ■ Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV movie: Amanda Seyfried ■ Best Supporting Actor: Giancarlo AMANDA SEYFRIED Esposito for Better Call Saul ■ Best Supporting Actress in Drama Series: Jennifer Coolidge for The White Lotus ■ Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul ■ Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Daniel Radcliffe CATE BLANCHETT ■ Best Animated feature: Netflix film Pinocchio ■ Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ■ Best Actor in Comedy Series: Jeremy Allen White ■ Best Actor for The Whales Critics choice award: Brendan BRENDAN FRASER Fraser ■ Best Actress: Cate Blanchett for Tar ■ Best Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya for Euphoria AGENCIES JEFF BRIDGES ANGELA BASSETT Everything Everywhere All At Oncesweeps Critics Choice Awards with five wins shared a video on Twitter where SS Rajamouli could be seen MERA Team RRRwinning speech at the award ceremony held in Los Angeles. giving his video, “To all BHARAT Celebrating his success, Rajamouli said in thesister-in-law the women in my life, my mother Rajnandani…My MAHAAN Sreevalli…My wife Rama…To my daughters… Finally, to my motherland...Mera Bharat Mahan. Jai Hind. Thank you.” ANI RRR wins Best Foreign Language Film, Best Song for Naatu Naatu SS Rajamouli’s RRR continued its winning streak as the global blockbuster won two trophies—Best Foreign Language Film and Best Song for Naatu Naatu. The Telugu magnum opus, headlined by Ram Charan and Jr NTR, was nominated in five categories—Best Picture, Best Director (Rajamouli), Best Foreign Language film, Best Visual Effects (V Srinivas Mohan) and Best Song (Naatu Naatu). In the Best Foreign Language Film, RRR was competing against films such as All Quiet on the Western Front, Argentina 1985, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Close and Decision to Leave. Directed by filmmaker SS Rajamouli, RRR is a pre-Independence fictional story focusing on two real-life Indian revolutionaries in the 1920s — Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The foot-tapping dance number from the film Naatu Naatu, which won the ‘best original song-motion pic- SS RAJAMOULI MM KEERAVAANI ture’ at the Golden Globes last week, was nominated for the CCA alongside Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing), Ciao Papa (Pinocchio), Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick), Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and New Body Rhumba (White Noise). The track has been composed by veteran music director MM Keeravaani, and voiced by singers Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj. Filmed on Ram Charan and Jr NTR, Naatu Naatu translates to bucolic in Telugu. Choreographed by Prem Rakshith, it has many fans. It also features in the Oscars shortlist announced last month. Last week, the movie made it to the BAFTA long-list for ‘film not in English language’ category. However, RRR lost the Best Visual Effects award to Avatar: The Way of Water. — PTI TRIAL won Nonika Singh On the fateful day of June the 13th, 1997, it was during the screening of Border that a fire at Uphaar cinema snuffed 59 lives. Nearly 26 years after Netflix series, Trial By Fire not only relives the tragedy of those who died of asphyxiation after being trapped in the hall, but a couple's fight to seek justice. The very first episode of the seven-part series comes to the point and fills you with anger, as you watch the life of a happy family of Krishnamoorthys turn upside down. Losing two children to the fire at the cinema can only be devastating. And the series captures the grief of Krishnamoorthys emphatically. Every sinew of Rajshri Deshpande as Neelam Krishanmoorthy conveys the unspeakable horror that snatched her son and daughter. Her face mirrors a whole gamut of emotions. From a NET, FLICKS & MORE distraught mother to a resilient one, she becomes Neelam who won’t settle for anything less than justice. But is justice in India so easily accessible, especially when it hinges upon act of negligence. The series dovetails her and her husband Shekhar’s fight and the long drawn court battles lasting more than two decades. Though Neelam is the more proactive of the two , Abhay Deol as Shekhar plays his part with a self-effacing tenor. You can feel him carry the grief in his body language, the hunched shoulders, gawky stance and more. Shardul Bhardwaj as cinema attendant too carries the frenzied turmoil of the catastrophic day well. The real strength of the Web series: Trial By Fire Cast: Rajshri Deshpande, Abhay Deol, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shilpa Shukla, Anupam Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Shardul Bharadwaj Directors: Prashant Nair, Randeep Jha & Avani Deshpande. Rating: series lies in the fact that it does not hide under disclaimers. Based on a book Trial By Fire written by Shekhar and Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the makers may have taken some cinematic liberty, but have simultaneously dared to name the people involved. Besides, real protagonists and Ansal brothers, there is reference to noted lawyer KTS Tulsi, who fought the case on behalf of the Uphaar tragedy victims. Needless to say, the couple alone is not the only aggrieved party. The story of a night watchman and a couple who lost their only son are equally poignant. Clearly no celluloid translation can bring to life the pain of all the victims and has to stick to a template. Here the creators and writers, Kevin Luperchio and Prashant Nair, stay with the couple and take us from one court verdict to another, leaving one with anguish and frustration. With dismay we learn how CBI watered down charges, how the apex court’s verdict was not as heartening as expected. Without glamourising or unnecessarily valourising its c m y b Anshuman Jha’s earnest portrayal of an animal vigilante has earned him the Best Actor nod at the HBO-backed South Asian International Film Festival in New York. The film, Lakadbaggha (Hyena), made its international premiere at the festival. Directed by Victor Mukherjee, it is India’s first film about an animal vigilante with slick action scenes. The film also stars Ridhi Dogra, Milind Soman and Paresh Pahuja. Says Anshuman, “I dedicate this award to Irrfan sir, since it was announced after his birthday. Congratulations to Sayani for winning the best female actor award too.” — TMS ANSHUMAN JHA Going the distance Without valourising its heroes, series Trial By Fire brings to fore their heroic crusade heroes, Trial By Fire brings to fore their heroic crusade. Indeed, fighting unflinchingly within a system where you are pitted against rich and mighty can only be an uphill battle. Sure there are a few unwanted digressions too. The episode starring Anupam Kher and Ratna Pathak Shah does not gel as well as the tragic stories of others. Then the constant back and forth, as it weaves in more characters such as Rajesh Tailang as a Delhi Vidyut Board official) is distracting. Nevertheless, the series never loses its grip. From dramatic point of view, the final episode is a tour de force and truly unleashes the havoc of what happened on the tragic day. Perhaps, the idea is to leave us with haunting images, an endeavour in which it succeeds unequivocally. And as we are reminded how Ansals were let off six months after the conviction in the related evidence tampering case, we are left with uneasy questions. And question mark on the system which sadly may not have changed even today, thus making the series ever so relevant. Yet another ace in the firmament of Indian OTT series inspired by real incidents. Animal instinct Pathaan first Hindi film to be shot on frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia Yash Raj Films’ Pathaan is the first Indian movie to be shot on the frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia. Director Siddharth Anand says, “We have ensured that we take the action in Pathaan several notches above than what Indian audiences have seen in theatres. In fact, we have only shot action sequences that have never been attempted by any Indian film so far. Pathaan promises to deliver the best visual spectacle for people and we have shot a high-speed bike chase sequence on the stunning frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia.” He adds, “Every equipment needed to shoot this high risk sequence had to be shipped from Moscow, which is almost about 2,000 kilometers away.” — TMS
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).