27042023-LSTC-01.qxd 4/26/2023 10:25 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE In Kashmir Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday started shooting for a song sequence of Rajkumar Hirani’s forthcoming movie Dunki in J&K’s Sonamarg tourist resort. IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 27 APRIL 2023 Spoilt for choice Mona F Most wanted! ROM period dramas to spy actioners, supernatural thrillers to reality TV and sequels, from Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 to much awaited Citadel, U-Turn and The Song of Scorpions top the entertainment scene this week. Meanwhile, cinemas compete with OTT to win viewers... IN THE CINEMAS Hollywood director James Gunn wants to work with NTR Jr The biggest release this Friday is Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan-Part 2. Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan play prominent roles in this Tamil-language epic film. Direction by the legendary Ratnam and music by AR Rahman, viewers’ expectations for this adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthi’s magnum opus novel of the same name, are sky high. Releasing on April 28 Bad Boy Director: Rajkumar Santoshi PONNIYIN SELVAN-2 The film stars Golshifteh Farahani as a tribal woman learning the ancient art of healing and Irrfan Khan as a camel trader. Releasing on April 28 Bad Boy is a Hindi romantic comedy that revolves around a middle-class boy who falls in love with a highly educated girl. Mithun Chakraborty’s son Namashi Chakraborty makes his debut. Debutant Amrin will play Namashi’s love interest. The film also stars Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Darshan Jariwala, and Saswata Chatterjee in pivotal roles. Releasing on April 28 RCB skipper Faf du Plessis bonds with Anushka Sharma Team spirit post. Virat shared the same image captioning it, “Hahaha what are we called? Anushka Sharma.” Anushka also jumped on the bandwagon and captioned, “Band name Fresh lime soda.” —ANI Agent Director: Surender Reddy The Song of Scorpions Director: Anup Singh ANI This historical-action English film is written and directed by Jalmari Helander. Set in Finnish Lapland during World War II, the film follows a person who attempts to secure his gold from a Nazi Swiss-French-SingaporeanRajasthani language drama, written and directed by Anup Singh, The Song of Scorpions stars late actor Irrfan Khan. The pan-Indian spy-action thriller, Agent, is a Telugu film with English subtitles. The Akhil Akkineni and Mammothy-starrer also has Sakshi Vaidya, Dino Morea, Vikranjeet Virk. Urvashi Rautela makes a special appearance. Releases on April 28. Film: Sisu Director: Jalmari Helander PHOTO: ANI CITADEL death squad. It stars Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan and Mimosa Willamo. Releasing on April 28 Polite Society Director: Nida Manzoor The British comedy drama follows a martial artist-intraining, who believes she must save her older sister from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, she tries to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood. Manzoor’s debut direction stars Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya, Akshay Khanna, Nimra Bucha and Jeff Mirza. Releasing on April 28 On the OTT stage Citadel (Prime Video) Created by David Weil Prime Video’s global spy Aishwarya says her character from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is very special to her Everything is set Chiyaan Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attend a press event for their upcoming film PS -2. PHOTO: PTI Dil De Chuke Sanam was very very memorable. She ruled over people’s heart and I’m so thankful that I got to play Nandini then too. She had remained special to the audience and, of course, to me”.—IANS Welcome to strange worlds Jason Momoa. DASARA ANI The Nandini connection Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Ponniyin Selvan: 2, recently opened up on playing Nandini in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. During a media event organised for PS: 2, Aishwarya, who was seen touching director Mani Ratnam’s feet out of respect, was asked about her special connection with the name Nandini as it’s her character’s name in PS: 2 as well. Talking about the same, the actress said, “What a coincidence. It’s amazing na? Even Nandini in Hum BAD BOY Ponniyin Selvan-Part 2 Director: Mani Ratnam Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has shared that he wants to work with RRR-fame NTR Jr, and said the actor was “amazing” and “cool” in the film. In a recent interview, the director was asked if he could introduce an Indian actor into the Guardians universe, who it would be. Replying to the same, the director said he would love to work with the guy from RRR “with all the tigers coming out of the cage and everything”. Gunn also added that Jr NTR was “amazing” and “cool” in the film. Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 releases in India on May 5 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. —IANS While batting superstar Virat Kohli is busy playing for RCB in IPL, it seems wife Anushka Sharma has formed a great bond with Virat’s RCB mates, Faf du Plessis. On Tuesday, Faf took to Instagram Story and shared a cool picture with Virat and Anushka. The trio is seen dressed in green. “Team green,” Faf captioned the If Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 in cinemas and Citadel on OTT serve as the main course of entertainment, wait till you find out what follows as side dishes this week... Makers of the upcoming superhero action fantasy film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom unveiled the first official trailer at CinemaCon 2023. According to reports, director James Wan and actor Jason Momoa could not attend the grand event but appeared through a video during the Warner Bros. presentation. Wan said the Aquaman sequel vis- its “beautiful strange new worlds” where it explores “interesting new characters.” “It’s an action-adventure story with a really fun bromance between Arthur and Orm,” he said. “Orm was a villain the first time around, but this time Arthur needs him.” Apart from Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Wilson, and Dolph Lundgren are also a part of the film. —ANI Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, and Lea Hollywood stars Zendaya Seydoux are among the and Timothee Chalamet impressive cast members for arrived at CinemaCon 2023 to Villeneuve directorial Dune: unveil the official trailer of Part Two. The screenplay the sci-fi adventure film was written by Eric Roth, Jon Dune: Part Two. Spaihts, and Villeneuve. According to reports, Dune “She’s not just in dreams may have been this time,” Zenhampered by a Zendaya, Timothee daya talked theatrical day-andabout her chardate release on Chalamet arrive at acter Chani, one HBO Max owing to CinemaCon to of the Fremen Covid, but the unveil Dune: Part people. “I only sequel of the 2021 got a small time Denis Villeneuve Two trailer to find out who film is expected to she was (in Part be set for an exclusive big- One)...These are still two screen release. Timothee young people who are trying Chalamet, Rebecca Fergu- to grow up, fall in love and son, Josh Brolin, Stellan leave, being a warrior for your Skarsgrd, Dave Bautista, people.” Dune: Part Two is Stephen McKinley Hender- set to hit the theatres on son, Zendaya, Charlotte November 17. —ANI c m y b series Citadel streams on Amazon Prime. Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas headline the project. Created by Russo Brothers’ AGBO and showrunner David Weil, the six-episode series features Stanley Tucci and Lesley Manville in pivotal roles as well. Premiers on April 28 with two episodes dropping on the day and one episode launching weekly through May 26. Netflix also sees life and journey of Argentinean rock star Fito Paez in Love After Music; Danish series The Nurse and reality series King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch. There is Court Lady on MX Player. Lionsgate Play sees thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass and psychological thriller Hard Candy. Among the sequels are Sweet Tooth Season 2 and Firefly Lane Season 2 on Netflix. U-Turn on ZEE5 Director: Arif Khan Regional flavours Alaya F Rajesh Sharma and , Aashim Gulati feature in this ZEE5 original film. This supernatural thriller revolves around a budding journalist investigating bike riders violating traffic rules. Things turn sinister when she becomes a suspect in the murder of one of the motorists. Marathi romantic drama Ved on Disney+ Hotstar; Telugu period action drama Dasara on Netflix; Tamil neo noir action thriller Pathu Thala on Amazon Prime Video; Malayalam historical drama Thuramukham on SonyLIV – there is plenty to choose among films on OTT this week. (Inputs by Dharmapal) ‘If you don’t know Diljit Dosanjh claps back at those saying he disrespected Indian Punjabi, Google it’ flag at Coachella Popular Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh has given a befitting reply to those who claimed that he disrespected Tricolour at Coachella. He asked them to stop spreading “fake news”. A clip featuring Diljit is doing the rounds on social media, where he is seen pointing at a woman waving Tricolour in the crowd and told audience: “Eh mere Punjabi bhain bhraawan layi, mere desh da jhanda laike khadi aa kudi, eh mere desh layi, negativity ton bacho, music saareyan da saanjha (All my Punjabi brothers and sisters, this girl is holding my country’s flag. Stay away from negativity. Music is for everyone).” However, his comment was cut on social media and instead a hateful message was presented against India and the Indian flag. Now, Diljit has given a befitting reply. He tweeted: “Don’t spread fake news and Negativity. Mai Kiha Eh Mere Desh Da Jhanda Hai. Eh Mere Desh Lai.. Means Meri Eh Performance Mere desh Lai…. (I said that this is my country’s flag, this is for my country. Meaning - this performance is for my country. If you don’t know Punjabi, then Google it. Coachella is a big music festival, which is attended by people from across the world... that’s why music is for everyone. Someone should learn how to twist a good thing to bad from you... Google this as well.” —IANS
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