04022023-LSTL-01.qxd 2/3/2023 10:38 PM Page 1 c m y b PRE-WEDDING FESTIVITIES BEGIN Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani are all set to tie the knot and their prewedding festivities will kick-start from today. The couple will exchange wedding vows on February 6 at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. His legacy lives on Veteran Telugu filmmaker K Viswanath passes away Veteran Telugu filmmaker and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Kasinadhuni Viswanath passed away on Thursday (February 2). He was 92. The five-time National Award winner had been unwell for some time and was suffering from age-related issues. Several celebrities mourned the loss of the late filmmaker and took to social media to pay tributes. Anil Kapoor, who worked with K. Viswanath in Eeshwar, tweeted, “K. Vishwanath ji you taught me so much, being on set with you during Eeshwar was like being in a temple… RIP my guru.” Musician AR Rahman tweeted, “Anjali tradition, warmth, heart, music, dance, love…Your movies filled my childhood with humaneness and wonder.” Chiranjeevi, who was part of his films, Aapadbhandavadu, Swayam Krushi and Subhalekha, wrote, “Man of numerous iconic, timeless films! The legend will live on.” Veteran actor Kamal Haasan posted, “Salute to a master who fully understood the transience of life and immortality of art. Hence, his art will be celebrated beyond his lifetime and reign. Long live his art. An ardent fan.” Actor Mammootty wrote, “Deeply saddened by the demise of Sri K Viswanath. Had the privilege of being directed by him in Swathi Kiranam. My thoughts and prayers with his loved ones.” Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of veteran Dada Saheb Phale award winer. “Saddened by the passing away of Shri K. Viswanath. He was a stalwart of the cinema world, distinguishing himself as a creative and multifaceted director. His films covered various genres and enthralled audiences for decades. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” Modi tweeted. — IANS TRIBUNE Action zone Actor Akshay Oberoi will be seen playing the role of an Air Force officer in the movie Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone. LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 4 FEBRUARY 2023 Mona N OBODY knows what lanes pyaarmohabbat can one put one into, and if its teenagers in one-sided love, growing up in a world of Kardashians and climate change, hell can break loose! Amrita (Alaya F), a school student, follows DJ Mohabbat (Vicky Kaushal) on social media, much like her neighbour Yakub (Karan Mehta) and their attempt to listen to his gaana leads to a kaand, which rocks the sleepy town of Dalhousie. DJ Mohabbat is also a connecting link between Ayesha and Harmeet (again Alaya and Karan), while one is the daughter of a Pakistani billionaire in London, the other is a desi aspiring to make music. When was the path of true love ever easy? Anurag Kashyap weaves a world that shows strands of homophobia, love jihad, class divide, climate change, adultery, patriarchy, sexual In the two love stories set in different milieus, the director raises many issues. Somewhat chaotic, eventually much of it makes sense predators, Instagram and Tingtong (Tiktok), and has the two love stories run parallel. Brought up on Amrita Pritam’s stories, this Amrita is open to running away from home with Yakub, who does odd jobs. Seven seas apart in London, Ayesha is looking for love in Harmeet. These one-sided lovestruck youngsters end up in situations that they have little control over. When one goes for a love story, written and directed by Anurag Kashyap (Dev D and Manmarziyaan being his earlier outings), one is prepared for an unconventional ride. One is invested in these two stories, hoping c m y b Love, loss & much more VICKY KAUSHAL Film: Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat Director: Anurag Kashyap Cast: Karan Mehta, Alaya F, Vicky Kaushal, Sapna Pabbi, Arjun Kanungo, Sagar Arya, Paritosh Sand, Mallika Prasad Sinha Rating: ALAYA F & KARAN MEHTA to save them from the ominous end that awaits. Alaya F gets into the shoes of the rather innocent yet rebellious Amrita with ease; she wants what she wants but also cannot see her father cry. She also gets the look of a rich and spoilt Ayesha right. The debutante Karan Mehta, as a hopelessly in love Yakub, plays the role with conviction, but one appreciates him better as a young music prodigy focused on his goal as Harmeet. Vicky Kaushal is an able performer, who even in this short appearance wins with his endearing act. Both Alaya and Karan, who belong to filmy families, show promise. Anurag paints a world that only he can! His writing and direction packs in too much in this two-hour film, and much of it rings true. It’s finally great to have one music composer make all eight tracks and it kind of unifies the film, something that had gone missing lately from Hindi films. One enjoys Arjun Kanungo’s singing in the club scenes. Cinematographer Sylvester Fonsecaa, who had teamed up with Kashyap in Sacred Games and Dobaaraa, provides some beautiful shots of snow-clad Himachal. The shift between Dalhousie and London is jerky, and at times forced, but at the same time keeps the viewer invested. The film begins with the promise of sub-plots but sadly those threads, including the one involving the bar owner, played by Sagar Arya, and Ayesha's friend, essayed by Sapna Pubbi, never find a closure. While Kashyap raises very valid concerns through the film, the rather oversimplified solution — mohabbat se hi toh kranti aayegi — doesn’t quite drive the point home. While one truly relates to this version of love by Kashyap, one needs ‘love for all’ to heal the world!
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