29052023-LSTC-01.qxd 5/28/2023 11:43 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE New show RRR actor Ram Charan on Sunday announced a new period pan-India film, titled The India House, starring Nikhil Siddhartha & Anupam Kher. ANI CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 29 MAY 2023 Love is in the air If the new-age filmmakers are giving meaty roles to their heroes, they are equally empowering their villains. Here are antagonists who made a lasting impression… Halle Bailey excited about meeting her boyfriend The evil The Little Mermaid actress Halle Bailey is showing her boyfriend some love amid the release of her starmaking performance in the latest film. The 23-year-old actress and singer shared an adorable TikTok video of herself recently jumping with joy toward her boyfriend Darryl. After embracing the 25-year-old rapper, she gives him several sweet kisses while audio of Beyonce singing “I’m happy to see my husband” plays. “On my last day of press like..” Bailey captioned the post with a series of excited emojis. As per People, Bailey and Darryl made their relationship public on social media back in 2022, and he’s been her red-carpet companion ever since. —IANS JOHN ABRAHAM IN PATHAAN is rising Sheetal Anatomy of O REUTERS success French filmmaker Justine Triet has won the prestigious Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 for her film Anatomy of a Fall. Triet has become the third woman to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. She joined Jane Campion (1993’s The Piano), and more recently, Julia Ducournau who won for Titane in 2021. The award ceremony was held on Saturday. Triet was preceded on stage by Jane Fonda who spoke before jury president Ruben Ostlund who announced the win. Triet was emphatic in her acceptance speech and addressed the recent social unrest in France over retirement age reforms. She said, “This year, our country has experienced a historic dispute... This dispute was denied and suppressed in a shocking manner, and this pattern of TABU (L) IN BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 HRITHIK ROSHAN (L) IN VIKRAM VEDHA Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall wins Cannes top prize Palme D’Or increasingly uninhibited dominating power is breaking out in several areas; obviously socially is where it is the most shocking, but we also see it in all spheres of society, and the cinema is no exception. The commodification of culture that the neoliberal government is defending is breaking the French cultural exception. I dedicate this prize to all young female and male directors.”—ANI F late, villains have become more powerful than the heroes. Recently, Jason Momoa in Fast X, where he played the antagonist, outshone the ensemble cast. It seems giving an extra zing to the negative character is the guaranteed way to dish out hits. In fact, heroes also shine when villain offers a tough fight. Here’s a list of films where villainous characters stole the limelight. Jim in Pathaan Pathaan was loved for his bravery because he fought with a strong negative character called Jim, played by John Abraham. Kang in Quantumania The super-villain of the Marvel comic books appeared on screens in Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and made its first appearance in the Fantastic Four. Kang played by Jonathon Majors has convinced the audience that his role is too important because it is supposed to be avenged by the Avengers in the upcoming series— Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. Razia Bai in Gangubai Kathiawadi Vijay Raaz played a trans woman in Gangubai Kathiawadi, who is pure evil. Vijay’s acting skills did justice to the role. Devraj & Ashwathama in Bholaa The striking presence of Gajraj Rao and Deepak Dobriyal as antagonists in the Ajay Devgn-starrer Bholaa was the surprise element. Gajraj is mostly seen in positive roles and Deepak is known for his comic timing. Dante Reyes in Fast X Dante Reyes, played by Jason Momoa, is the best villain in this Fast and Furious series. His wicked evilness is simply unparalleled. Vedha in Vikram Vedha JASON MOMOA IN FAST X The movie did not do well at the Box Office. However, Hrithik Roshan was hailed for the portrayal of modern-day Betaal (Vedha) with Saif Ali Khan playing a cop (Vikram). Adheera in KGF 2 Daroga Shudh Singh in Shamshera and Adheera in KGF 2 were two nefarious characters played by Sanjay Dutt. The costumes, the hair, the make- up, everything contributed to the notoriety of these characters. In both films, Dutt gave a stiff competition. Junoon in Brahmastra Mouni Roy played the main antagonist called Junoon in Part 1 of Brahmastra series. Audiences liked Junoon more than Isha (Alia Bhatt). Anjulika in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Soft characters playing villains was a total game-changer in the year 2022. Tabu as an antagonist rocked in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Her twin role as Manjulika and Anjulikka Chatterjee added masala to the plot. Zain Oberoi in Gehraiyaan While watching Siddhant Chaturvedi in Gehraiyaan was very refreshing, his evilness was unexpected and that created quite a buzz. Villains ready to strike The main antagonist of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny is Jurgen Voller. The character is played by Mads Mikkelson, who has played negative characters in many popular movie series— James Bond Universe, The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Wizarding World. Vijay Sethupathi has been roped in to play a rival against Shah Rukh Khan in his upcoming movie, Jawan. The character’s name has not been out yet, but the movies will release in the theatres on September 7. In Adipurush, Saif Ali Khan’s character as Lankesh is said to be larger than life. The movie will be released on June 16. In Mission Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One, Esai Morales will play Gabriel, the primary antagonist in this Tom Cruise-starrer. The movie will release on July 12. In Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, Yahya Abdul- Mateen II will play Black Manta. He is pitted against Jason Mamoa. The movie will release on December 20. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will feature Viola Davis as Dr Volumina Gaul. The movie will release on November 17. The trailer of Bloody Daddy released on May 24. Ronit Roy will play the villain against the lover boy- Shahid Kapoor. (With inputs by Muskaan) PHOTOS: PTI SARA ALI KHAN & VICKY KAUSHAL Drishyam 2,Alia, Hrithik get top IIFA awards; Kamal gets lifetime honour JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ After sweeping the technical awards at IIFA 2023, Gangubai Kathiawadi continued its winning run on Saturday night, with Alia Bhatt getting Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female). The film’s producer, Jayantilal Gada, received the award on Alia’s behalf, as the actor’s maternal grandfather, Narendra Razdan, is reportedly not well. Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam 2 got the Best Film trophy and the honour for Best Director went to R. Madhavan for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Hrithik Roshan, meanwhile, bagged the trophy for ALIA BHATT BABIL KHAN Best Actor in a Leading Role for his turbo-charged performance in Vikram Vedha. Hrithik said in his acceptance speech: “I have lived with Vedha for many years now. It began right here in Abu Dhabi. I gave my first shot as Vedha here ... it feels like life has come full circle to me. Vedha helped me unleash the madness inside me ... Thank you universe and thank you Vedha for helping me discover that madness and helping me discover the strength to hold that madness.” Celebrated actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan received a Stars of the year! standing ovation when he was honoured for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema. Accepting the trophy, Kamal said: “I grew up in cinema ... I came here when I was three and half. ... You have been kind enough to allow me to survive till this stage. I’m very thankful and humbled.” Kamal started as a child artiste in the 1960 Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma. c m y b DIA MIRZA LIST OF WINNERS AT IIFA 2023 AJAY DEVGN Senior actor Anil Kapoor also received an award — for Performance In A Supporting Role (Male) for his part in JugJugg Jeeyo. Fantasy drama Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva and Gangubai Kathiawadi were the big winners. The awards that went to Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva included the ones for Best Playback Singer (Shreya Ghoshal, female, and Arijit Singh, male) and for Best Supporting Actor (Female) for Mouni Roy. Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son, Babil Khan, won the Best Debut (Male) award for Qala and shared it with Santanu Maheshwari, who starred in Gangubai Kathiawadi. Khushali Kumar won Best Debut (Female) for Dhoka Around the Corner. The IIFA Awards 2023 was held in Abu Dhabi.—IANS 1. Best Picture - Drishyam 2 2. Best Director - R Madhavan, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect 3. Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male) Hrithik Roshan, Vikram Vedha 4. Best Performance in a Leading (Female) - Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi 5. Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) Anil Kapoor, JugJugg Jiyo 6. Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) Mouni Roy, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva 7. Best Debut (Male) - Babil Khan, Qala and Shantanu Maheshwari, Gangubai Kathiawadi 8. Best Debut (Female) Khushalii Kumar, Dhokha: Round D Corner 9. Best Playback Singer (Male) - Arijit Singh, Kesariya, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva 10. Best Playback Singer (Female) - Shreya Ghoshal, Rasiya, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva 11. Oustanding Achievement in Indian Cinema - Kamal Haasan 12. Outstanding Achievement for Fashion in Cinema - Manish Malhotra —ANI
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