13092023-LSTC-01.qxd 9/12/2023 10:21 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Watch out PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Sympathy for the Devil, starring Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage, will be available for streaming in India on Lionsgate Play from September 29. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2023 Well said! RIP, Robison For women, by women In Amritsar, Punjabi actress Neeru Bajwa says her film Buhe Baariyanis set to open the doors for empowerment Neha Saini Reining the Punjabi film industry since 2013, with her first breakthrough performance in Jatt and Juliet to her moving portrayal in Kalli Jota, Neeru Bajwa has given several celebrated characters. In Amritsar to promote her latest film Buhe Baariyan, she talked about her success mantra in life and more. “We often tend to get weighed down by social pressure and perceptions. I believe in self-love and its power to transform one’s life,” she shared. Buhe Baariyan will see Neeru playing a woman in uniform. Her co-stars include some of the brightest actresses of Punjabi film industry, including Nirmal Rishi, Gurpreet Bhangu, Jatinder Kaur, Rubina Bajwa, Simmi Chahal and more. “As one can see from the initial trailers and posters, we have not let any men take charge or share space,” quipped Neeru. “It’s a film that attempts to talk about women empowerment not through dialogues, but through its characters. It was a tough task to get all these immensely talented and busy actors lock their dates for the film,” she added. However, she did add that the film, with all its female star power, was not just for women. “It’s for all to watch.” Neeru also shared how female actors in the industry too are conditioned to accept certain ‘norms’. “Of course, after a few years, once you reach a certain age, you are no longer seen as desirable. But I feel extremely lucky that my audience has stood by me,” she said. Changing times Jatinder Kaur, 80, with 50 years of experience as an actress, has definitely challenged the norms. Starting as a theatre actress, when the profession was not considered respectable, especially for girls, Jatinder has had a long, arduous journey, but a fulfilling one at that. “I started at a time when society used to talk about acting in a derogatory manner. But things have changed now and we should take advantage of our experiences, and talk about subjects that are often silenced through films,” she said. The veteran actress, who was last seen on Tu Jhooti Mein Makkar, playing the role of a loud, the witty grandmother of Ranbir’s character, said Punjabi cinema must tell more stories with purpose. “Our strength as an industry has been in churning out entertaining films. We should use that entertainment as a tool to make meaningful films.” From SRK to Big B, actors in B-town have often delivered dramatic monologues that have stood the test of time. Here’s a quick check Kartik Aaryan and Nushrratt Bharuccha in Pyaar Ka Punchnama Mona A CTOR Ravie Dubey, aiming at setting new records, recently opened up on recording a 28-minute monologue for his Jio Cinema show Lakhan Leela Bhargava. And that too in a single take! That’s surely a feat so far unheard of. Right from sattar minute to no means no, Bollywood has seen its stalwarts and newbies win the audience with some crackling monologues. Here’s a look. “Sattar minute, sattar min hai tumhare paas. Shayad yeh tumhare zindagi ke sab se khaas sattar minute…” One of the most powerful lines by coach Kabir Khan, played by Shah Rukh Khan, just before the hockey final is one of the most inspiring speeches from the film Chak De! India. No means no... “No. No. Your Honour ek shabd nahi apne aap main ek poora vakya hai …These boys must realise that no ka matlab no hota hai. Use bolne wali ladki koi parichit ho, friend ho, girlfriend ho, koi sex worker ho ya aapki apni biwi hi kyu na ho, no means no and when someone says no, you stop.” Amitabh Scoop, Karishma Tanna nominated for top honours at Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards Hindi series, created by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul, premiered on Netflix in June. The Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards 2023 will be held on October 8 at the BIFF Theatre, Busan Cinema Center, during the course of the Busan International Film Festival, which runs from October 4 to 13. Indian films also will have a strong presence at the 28th edition of the upcoming film gala. — PTI powerfully delivered speech, as Anupam Kher engages him in dialogue to diffuse a bomb situation. “Mai wo hu jo aaj bus aur train mein chadne se darta hai …mai wo hu jo kabhi barsaat me phasta hai, kabhi blast mai…Aur mai wo bhi hu jo aajkal daadi badhane aur topi pahanne se ghabrata hai... I am just a stupid common man..” Naseeruddin’s dialogue brings out the empathy for his character and the plight of the common man in the country. Tarikh par tarikh... Amitabh Bachchan in Pink Ravie Dubey in Lakhan Leela Bhargava Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India Sattar minute... Global stage Netflix show Scoop and its lead star Karishma Tanna have been nominated for the Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards 2023, the organisers announced on Tuesday. The award is an annual event to celebrate excellent content made for TV and OTT across Asia. It is organised by Busan International Film Festival and Korea Radio Promotion Association. While Scoop has secured a nomination in the Best Asian TV Series, Tanna is vying for the Best Lead Actress trophy at the awards. Scoop follows Jagruti Pathak (Tanna), a star crime reporter at a Mumbai newspaper, who makes headlines after she is accused of her rival, Jaideb Sen’s murder. The critically acclaimed Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi Cap Sunny Deol, currently riding high on the success of Gadar 2, cemented his place with the Tarikh par tarikh monologue in Damini. Deol as advocate Govind goes, “Tarikh par tarikh, tarikh par tarikh, tarikh par tarikh, tarikh par tarikh milti rahi hai ... lekin insaaf nahi mila my lord, insaaf nahi mila ... mili hai toh sirf yeh tarikh.” The Rajkumar Santoshi film won Deol the National Award for Best Supporting Actor. ‘Main Gangubai...’ Kirron Kher in Devdas Bachchan as counsel Deepak Sehgal in his closing statement in Pink makes a powerful speech about consent. A happy woman is a myth... Problem kya hai monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnama gave debutante Kartik Aaryan overnight fame. In the five-minute monologue where he rants about ‘problem’ with his girlfriend, Kartik goes, “Problem yeh hai ki woh ladki hai. Aur kya problem hai. Problem yeh hai ki Sridevi in English Vinglish main chahta hoon ki meri life mein koi problem hi naa ho. Lekin agar meri life mein koi problem naa ho toh yeh uski life ki sabse badi problem hai...” Written and directed by Luv Ranjan, Pyaar Ka Punchnama established Kartik as the youth heartthrob. tears. A simple homemaker’s attempt to learn English and how she delivers towards the climax, Sridevi totally slayed the role. ‘Family can never be judgmental’, says a forgiving Shashi, demure and conscious, extolling the value of family life to the justmarried couple. Family can never be... The late Sridevi, as Shashi in Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish, gives a wedding speech that moves everyone in the scene, and the audience to Mai wo hu jo... Inimitable actor Naseeruddin Shah in A Wednesday represents the common man and brings out the pain in a Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi act in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biographical drama has this moving speech about prostitution and how it’s at the receiving end. “Likh dena kal akhabaar mein ki Azad maidaan mein Gangubai ne aankhen jhukaakar nahin, aankhen milaakar hak ki baat kee hai…,” she roars… Right from Nana Patekar's Aa gaye meri maut ka tamasha dekhne in Krantiveer; Kirron Kher in Devdas and her emotional Tera ghar bhi chandani se aabad ho to the latest SRK monologue about democracy and the power of the vote in Jawan, the list continues to grow. Charlie Robison, the country singer-songwriter known for singles like I Want You Bad and My Hometown, has passed away. He was 59. Kristen Robison, Robison’s wife, confirmed his death on Facebook. I Want You Bad singer Charlie Robison dies at 59 Robison, who was born on September 1, 1964, began his music career during the 1980s, playing in Austin bands such as Chaparraland Two Hoots and a Holler before forming Millionaire Playboys. He released his debut solo album Bandera in 1996. Robison claimed in 2018 that he had permanently lost his ability to sing due to complications from throat surgery. — ANI Lord Curzon Ki Haveli Opening act... Lord Curzon Ki Haveli, which stars Arjun Mathur, Rasika Dugal and Garrick Hagon, has been selected as the opening film at the International South Asian Film Festival in Vancouver. It will also serve as the closing film at the Chicago South Asian International Film Festival 2023. For actor Arjun Mathur, it’s the fastest feature film that he has ever filmed. It marks the directorial debut of actor Anshuman Jha. — IANS FUN, once more Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh is set to collaborate with his Honsla Rakh costars Sonam Bajwa and Shehnaaz Gill in the upcoming Punjabi film Ranna Ch Dhanna. The movie will be directed by Amarjit Singh Saron, who also helmed the 2021 romantic comedy Honsla Rakh. Dosanjh said. “Audiences immensely enjoyed my pairing with Sonam Bajwa and Shehnaaz Gill in Honsla Rakh, and now we are back with even more fun, comedy, romance and entertainment with Ranna Ch Dhanna,” the actor-producer said in a statement. The film, produced by Thind Motion Pictures and Storytime Productions, is scheduled to be released worldwide on October 2, 2024. — PTI c m y b Sonam Bajwa Diljit Dosanjh and Shehnaaz Gill reunite for Ranna Ch Dhanna
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