26102023-LSTL-01.qxd 10/25/2023 10:35 PM Page 1 c m y b SHRADDHA BUYS A LAMBORGHINI Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor gifted herself a new car, a Lamborghini Huracan Technica, on Dasehra. The price of the swanky car is reported to be ~4 crore. She has opted for the red colour. In a video that went viral, she can be seen driving her new car. TRIBUNE Up next Kritika Kamra, recently seen in web series Bambai Meri Jaan, will now be a part of upcoming film Gyaarah Gyaarah, backed by Karan Johar and Guneet Monga. LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 26 OCTOBER 2023 Of late, many screen projects have been inspired by history or famous personalities. Will this be a lasting trend? We take a look Relived on IN THEATRES celluloid This Friday, director Shyam Benegal’s biographical film Mujib: The Making of a Nation will be released in theatres. It is about the making of the first president of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is also known as the father of the nation in his country. He was assassinated along during a coup in 1975. The film is a joint venture production between India and Bangladesh and actor Arifin Shuvoo plays the titular character. Mujib: The Making of a Nation Sheetal S OME of the most-talked-about titles of 2023 have been based on historical incidents. From The Kashmir Files, on genocide of Kashmiri pandits, to 2018, on Kerala floods, to Mission Raniganj on miners’ rescue, looks like filmmakers have a sudden interest in repeating history on the screen. Here’s a quick check. Veer Savarkar War zone Actor Vicky Kaushal, who rose to fame with Uri: The Surgical Strike, and also left a lasting impression with Sardar Udham, both based on some important moments of Indian history, will now be seen in Sam Bahadur, which will release on December 1. The film revolves around Indo-Pak war of 1971 and Vicky enacts the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film also stars Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra. Another film, IB71, talks of the same year, but the battle ground is aerial. Based on the 1971 Indian Airlines hijacking, it is a spy thriller starring Vidyut Jammwal, Vishal Jethwa, Faizan Khan and Anupam Kher. Released in May this year, the film has been written and directed by Sankalp Reddy. Vidyut plays an IB agent, Dev Jammwal, in this movie available on Disney+Hotstar. Coming soon Kangana, who delivered a powerful historical film Manikarnika — The Queen Of Jhansi, is gearing up for another ambitious project titled Emergency. The film revolves around the political emergency in 1975, declared by then Prime Minis- 2018 Sarabha PUNJABI FLAVOUR Emergency Actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday shared pictures of her meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, on Instagram. She also wrote, “Had a soulful meeting with Israel’s ambassador Naor Gilon ji. Today the whole world, especially Israel and India, are fighting a war against terrorism. I have full hope Israel will win this war…” Gilon also shared photos from the meeting and wrote on social media, “It was lovely meeting Kangana, who was in Delhi for her movie premiere and visited our embassy to extend support to @Israel. I expressed our heartfelt gratitude not only to her, but also to PM @narendramodi ji and our Indian friends for their unwavering support in our shared battle against terrorism.” — ANI IB71 ter of India, Indira Gandhi. Kangana, director and producer of the film, will play the lead role. The film also stars Anupam Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Mahima Chaudhry and Milind Soman. It was scheduled to be released on November 24, but has now been postponed. In May 2023, Randeep Hooda shared the teaser of his upcoming movie, Swantantra Veer Savarkar, a biography of freedom fighter, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Hooda is the director as well as essays the lead role in the film. (Inputs by Harleen Kaur) ‘Hope Israel will win this war’ Kangana Ranaut meets Israeli envoy Naor Gilon Mastaney Sam Bahadur His take Ranbir Kapoor reacts to being called ‘toxic’ Actor Ranbir Kapoor recently opened up about dealing with negativity and also reacted to the trolls who called him ‘toxic’. Taking to X, Ranbir’s fans shared a clip from a conversation in which the Barfi star said, “Hey, I’m not on social media so I don’t have the need to deal with it, which is a great thing. But I feel negativity is very important, especially if you are an artiste. You know sometimes a lot of things are written about you as an actor, a lot of opinions are made, which are not necessarily true…” Ranbir added, “People are allowed to say anything about me as long as they give my work a chance; that has always been my focus — to act. Recently, I was reading some article about being toxic and something related to some statement I made. But I always look at the larger picture.” — ANI The Punjabi industry took a new maurh (way) towards history through Maurh, a biography based on famous personality Jeona Maurh. Ammy Virk played the lead role. The tale is set in pre-Partition days and is about two brothers who fought against slavery of the British. Similarly, Punjabi film Mastaney highlights the 1739 Sikh rebellion against Nader Shah’s undefeated army. An upcoming film based around the Gadar Movement, titled Sarabha: Cry for Freedom, will be released on November 3. It is an attempt by director Kavi Raz to bring to life the story of freedom fighter Kartar Singh Sarabha. BUSY BEE Film Killers of the Flower Moon Oppenheimer Napolean Oppenheimer Napoleon Chapter from history Oklahoma murders in the Osage Nation during the 1920s Manhattan Project and World War II French leader’s Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power Indo-Oz melody! Mission Raniganj Shaft star Richard Roundtree, considered the ‘first Black action’ movie hero, dies at 81 REUTERS RIP, Roundtree Richard Roundtree, the trailblazing Black actor who starred as the ultra-smooth private detective Shaft in several films beginning in the early 1970s, has died. He was 81. Roundtree, who was born in New Rochelle, New York, was considered as the ‘first Black action hero’ and became one of the leading actors in the ‘blaxploitation’ genre through his New Diljit Dosanjh confirms collaboration with Australian singer Sia for new track Hass Hass Punjabi popstar Diljit Dosanjh will be collaborating with Australian singer Sia for his new single Hass Haas. The singer confirmed the reports of their collaboration, which will be coming out on October 26. Prior to this, Diljit was seen recording with Sia in July this year. However, ever since the two were seen together, the Maana Dil hitmaker has maintained silence. Earlier, this had sparked rumours that Sia would be working with the Punjabi singer-actor for his song titled Ghost, which was released on September 29, 2023, but Sia did not feature in it. — IANS Akshay Kumar has a string of historical films under his belt! But Kesari, based on the battle of Saragarhi, did not work well. Even historical drama Samrat Prithviraj failed and the recent release, Mission Raniganj — The Great Bharat Rescue, wasn’t a hit. Based on the life of engineer Jaswant Singh Gill, played by Akshay, the film is about saving 65 miners trapped in an underground mine in Raniganj Coalfields, West Bengal, in 1989. York street smart John Shaft character in the Gordon Parks-directed film in 1971. At 28, it was Roundtree’s first feature film appearance after starting his career as a model. Roundtree reprised his role in the 2000 Shaft film, a revival that starred Samuel L. Jackson. Both appeared again in the same roles in the 2019 film starring Jessie T. Usher. Through his 50-year plus career, Roundtree appeared in a number of other notable films, including Earthquake, Man Friday with Peter O’Toole, Roots, Maniac Cop and What Men Want, starring Taraji P Henson. . He also made a mark on television with roles in Magnum P The Love Boat, Being .I., Mary Jane and The Love Boat. In 1995, Roundtree received a lifetime achievement award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. — AP Talking his heart out Amit Sadh calls independent cinema an important tool for creative freedom Actor Amit Sadh has expressed gratitude towards independent cinema and filmmakers, calling it an important tool for creative freedom. Amit had recently attended the Yellowstone International Film Festival in New Delhi. During a panel discussion, he said: “I believe independent cinema should be given more priority in our country and elsewhere, as it is a very important tool for creative freedom. In recent times, we have seen amazing stories which were told by independent filmmakers.” Showcasing 140 films c m y b under various categories, including Feature shorts, LGBTQIA+, Women empowerment, Comedy, Horror, Short and feature documentaries feature films from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Chile, Spain, Pakistan, Belgium, Turkey, Israel, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden and many more, the festival will conclude on October 27. During the festival, Amit also received the award for ‘Outstanding Performance In a recurring Role’ for Breathe Into The Shadows. — IANS
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