Loveyatri movie cast: Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor
Loveyatri movie director: Abhiraj Minawala
Loveyatri movie casting: One star
‘Susu? That’s a cool name.’ A character addresses the leading man thus in Loveyatri.
No, it’s not. It’s a word which makes people, even those who’ve got past kindergarten level humour, snigger.
For a ‘hero’ to go through his debut film by that name with a straight face must have taken some doing. What were the filmmakers thinking? Or were they? At all?
Sushrut aka Susu (Sharma) is a Vadodara-based lad whose dream is to start his own ‘garba’ school. He loses his heart to pretty NRI Michelle aka Manisha (Hussain), and we are steered lamely towards the oldest conflict in the book: poor amiable boy, rich ambitious girl, and of course the twain will meet after two and half dreary clichéd hours.
While you are waiting for the time to pass, and it does with torturous slowness, you ask the obvious question: if the leading man wasn’t Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, would an entire film be made just to launch him?
A week before late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s 87th birth anniversary, which falls on October 15, National Geographic will delve deep into the life history of the icon to decipher the story behind his success, with the ongoing Mega Icons series.
In the October 8 episode of the series, rare facets of Kalam’s life will be played out.
It will narrate some significant events of India’s Missile Man’s life and will give a scientific breakdown of how these events turned him into a giant the nation reveres. Out of these, how he looked at failures and handled them, is something to be inspired from, said a statement from the channel.
Becoming a fighter pilot was his “dearest dream”. After graduating from MIT in 1958, he applied to fly fighter aircraft for a young Indian Air Force. However, he did not get through. He was ranked ninth when only eight slots were available in the Indian Air Force. This was not the only failure that he faced.
Little did he know, the rockets that were supposed to put Indian Satellites into space would be his biggest failure as a scientist.
In a footage to be played as part of the show, Kalam says on the failure of SLV 3 Satellite Launch Vehicle: “1979… SLV 3 Satellite Launch Vehicle. I was the project director, mission director. My mission is to put the satellite in the orbit. Thousands of people work nearly 10 years. I reach the Launchpad, the counter was going on. Computer put a hold, don’t launch it. I’m the mission director. I have to take a decision.
“The problem is there is a leakage in a system. Finally, I took a decision, I bypassed the computer and I launched the system. This fellow went. The first stage worked in a 4 stage rocket. The second stage got mad, it went into a spin. Instead of putting the satellite in orbit, it put it in the Bay of Bengal.”
The tenth season of Amitabh Bachchanhosted quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati got its first crorepati in Binita Jain. Hailing from Guwahati, Assam Binita took home Rs 1 crore in Tuesday’s episode.
The question which made Binita a crorepati was, “In India, which case was heard by the largest ever Constitution bench of 13 judges?” Just like other questions, here too Binita knew the answer but as she put it, “the winning amount is the culprit”. Despite knowing the answer, she could not muster the courage to say it as she was afraid of losing a huge amount of money which she had won until then. After giving it a deep thought, Binita finally answered the question and won not only Rs 1 crore but also a car. Her father who accompanied her to the show was visibly proud and could not hold back his emotions.
The sixteenth question “Who invented the first stock ticker in 1867?”, which was worth Rs 7 crore, troubled the confident Binita and she decided to quit the game and take home Rs 1 crore. However, the answer she gave after quitting the game was also correct and it would have made her win Rs 7 crore.
Amitabh was all praise for Binita. But, if the actor would not have helped her early in the game, Binita would have lost her chance of winning a crore at the second question itself. It so happened, Binita didn’t pay attention to the question and answered it in a haste. Amitabh paused for a moment and gave her time to realise her mistake. This is when she answered it right and from here there was no looking back for a confident Binita.
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During the episode, Binita narrated her heart-wrenching life story. Fifteen years ago, her husband was held captive by militants while he was on a business trip to a neighbouring state. He never returned and Binita had to start her life again. Living with the motto, “Life must go on”, she raised her two children and took up the job of a teacher.
The BJP is becoming the focal point in Tamil Nadu politics as all political parties were either criticising or appreciating it, Union Minister of State for Finance, Pon Radhakrishnan said Saturday. Noting that a situation has arisen wherein the BJP has become the ‘focal point’ in the present politics of Tamil Nadu, he told reporters here that the AIADMK was claiming that BJP was behind the DMK and the latter accused his party of operating the ruling AIADMK.
BJP has become the talking point for all political parties either to criticise or appreciate, he said while responding to a query on the allegations levelled by DMK Chief M K Stalin that the saffron party was behind the recent protest meet organised by AIADMK. The AIADMK had sought an international probe against DMK and ally Congress for “war crimes” against Tamils in the 2009 Sri Lankan civil conflict when UPA was in power, during the state-wide protests it had staged over the issue on September 25.
On the charges levelled against the Centre over the Rafale deal, the Union Minister said it was the reflection of rising election fever ahead of the coming Lok Sabha polls. On the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala issue, Radhakrishnan said reports reaching him suggested that devotees were ‘shellshocked’ after the judgment, since they were in favour of the continuation of tradition followed all these years.
Asked about the Centre’s stand on the SC ruling, he said there was no role for the central government in the matter as it was the state government that had to take steps to implement it. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra by a 4:1 verdict had lifted the ban on entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine, saying it amounted to gender discrimination and violated rights of Hindu women.
Sui Dhaaga movie cast: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Raghubir Yadav, Namit Das
Sui Dhaaga movie director: Sharat Katariya
Sui Dhaaga movie ratings: 2.5 stars
Sui Dhaaga delivers exactly what it promises: a tale stitched together with ‘sui-dhaaga’, dipped in desi ‘silaai’ and ‘kadhaai’.
Small-town town couple wins big, pushing aside wily, wicked, unscrupulous townies and greedy rivals: the film’s single-point agenda is drenched in both sweetness and earnestness. The only trouble with the film is its total predictability: you know what’s coming miles before the characters do.
That Mauji (Dhawan) and Mamta (Sharma) will become partners in their own enterprise which involves sewing machines and design wizardry and indomitable will, is something we know right when the film opens.
The constantly complaining elderly father (Yadav) retiring from a no-account job, the always delivering homilies homely mother, the elder brother with a shrewish wife, will first put up resistance to the younger son and daughter-in-law’s plan to better their collective future, and after several easy conflicts, will become cheerleaders for Team Sui Dhaaga. This we also know.
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What I was expecting was a little more surprise, and yes, a little more fun, given Sharat Katariya’s utterly captivating previous outing Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which had so many unexpected touches that were pure pleasure. Could it be that there was more leeway possible with the practically new leads of Dum, and the big stars in Sui Dhaaga made it a more careful film? Or was it because the idea flowed from a ‘sarkari , sanskari’ programme?
It’s not as if Dhawan hasn’t tried his best to become Mauji. With each appearance, his level of commitment is clearly on the upside, and he is a very likeable actor, striving to win us over, if he does miss a couple of beats here and there. Sharma is excellent, from the arranging of the ‘pallu’ on the head just so, to some of her fulsome exchanges with Dhawan: the kindling of feeling between the two – something people who live in cramped quarters in joint families will immediately cotton on to – is one of the highlights of the film. But there’s altogether too much of the let’s-berate-the-feckless-and-foolish-Mauji-and-Mamta-ki-jodi among the family: that’s the flat, repetitive part of the film.
As has become almost the norm these days, the solid supporting cast deserves a film of their own. Yadav, the veteran, is of course the stand-out. So are the actors who play the dumpy mother, and the USA-returned designer who steals from ‘desi’ talent in the art of self-promotion. And a bunch of other parts.
Sui Dhaaga is well made. It’s nice and safe and staid. There are several moments that warm the heart, and you cheer when sui-dhaaga win over needle-and-thread. But you always knew they were going to, didn’t you?
Rishi Kapoor’s short film Rajma Chawal, a light-hearted story about family in the age of social media, is all set to release on Netflix. The OTT platform has acquired the rights to the Leena Yadav directorial. Set in the Chandni Chowk area in Delhi, Rajma Chawal captures the relationship between a father attempting to reconnect with his estranged son through social media, a new world for him. Before releasing on Netflix on November 30, 2018, the film will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October.
Talking about it, Parched fame Leena Yadav said, “The father-son dynamic is a universal human theme, and Netflix, with its global reach and ability to address a range of audiences with rich and resonant stories, was the ideal partner for us. Being on Netflix invites the whole world into the lives of a family in Chandni Chowk, and we are excited to bring the tumult, colour and vitality of both the family and the area to newer audiences.”
Rajma Chawal will also mark Rishi Kapoor’s debut on Netflix. Talking about the reason why he took up the film, Kapoor earlier told IANS, “I wanted to work with Leena. I liked the ambience and where the story was being told — the whole beauty of Chandni Chowk. I did it once with Delhi 6. The triumph of this project is that we are shooting the whole film in Chandni Chowk.”
According to the makers, Rajma Chawal is an emotional roller-coaster, interspersing grief and the pressure of family expectations with humour, compassion and love. It also stars Amyra Dastur, Aparshakti Khurana and Anirudh Tanwar in his debut role as Kabir Mathur, the son.
Film and television actor Dalip Tahil was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol by Khar police in Mumbai. The incident occurred 9 pm when an autorickshaw carrying Jenita Gandhi and her friend Gaurav Chugh was reportedly hit from behind by Tahil’s car.
Gandhi and Chugh approached the car and asked the driver to step out and realised it was Tahil. “We noted down the number of the car. Meanwhile, Mr. Tahil started arguing and pushed us. Mr. Chugh called the police and a team from Khar police station reached the spot, and took all of us to the station,” Gandhi said in a statement.
Dalip Tahil has been booked for causing injury due to rash and negligent driving under the Indian Penal Code and for driving under the influence of alcohol under the Motor Vehicles Act.
Bharti Singh and husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa are down with dengue and have been admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai, the comedienne’s publicist confirmed to indianexpress.com.
Bharti and Haarsh had been busy shooting for the Tata Sky chat show Bharti Ka Show – Aana Hi Padega. The duo had been running a fever for a few days. After further examination and tests, the doctors diagnosed dengue. They were admitted to the hospital on Sunday, and are currently under observation.
The couple was recently in news over their participation in Bigg Boss 12. During the grand launch in Goa, host Salman Khan had introduced Bharti and Haarsh as the first celeb jodi of the season. But days before the launch, a source had exclusively that their presence at the launch was only a gimmick to create a buzz.
After dating for many years, Bharti and Haarsh got married in December last year in Goa. Their big fat Indian wedding was attended by the who’s who of the television industry.
On the work front, Bharti Singh is all set to host the next season of India’s Got Talent with Rithvik Dhanjani. The couple will also be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors.
Following a letter from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi regarding the resumption of talks, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday confirmed a meeting between Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York next week.
“I can confirm that on the request of the Pakistani side, a meeting between EAM and Pakistani foreign minister will take place on the sidelines of UNGA at a mutually convenient date and time,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. This will be the first ministerial-level engagement with Pakistan under the new Imran Khan-led government.
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An informal meeting of SAARC foreign ministers will take place in New York on the sidelines of the UNGA session. It is expected to take place around September 26-27. Swaraj and Qureshi will head the delegations of their respective countries to the UNGA.
On September 13, the Pakistan Foreign Office said Islamabad was ready for talks with New Delhi and it was awaiting an official response from India on how to move forward on the issue. “We are ready for talks with India. We have also conveyed our position to the international community. It remains for India to respond,” Foreign Office spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal had said.
In a letter to PM Modi, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has said the only way forward for the two countries is through “constructive engagement”. “Pakistan and India have an undeniably challenging relationship. We, however, owe it to our people, especially the future generations, to peacefully resolve all outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, to bridge differences and achieve a mutually beneficial outcome,” his letter, dated September 14, reads, according to PTI.
The Gujarat Congress Saturday said it would move a no-confidence motion against the Vijay Rupani government which it claimed had failed on all fronts and had lost the faith of the people.
The two-day monsoon session of the Gujarat Assembly begins on September 18.
Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar Saturday said that he had submitted a no-confidence motion notice against the BJP government in the state.
“This government has failed on all fronts, whether it is the issue of farmers, rising cost of education and living, corruption…which is why we have moved the no-confidence motion,” Parmar said.
Parmar said that among the issues on which the government has failed are those related to farmers.
He claimed that the state government did not come up with a loan waiver scheme for farmers nor did it ensure proper supply of water for irrigation or offer them a good support price for crops.
The government had also not been able to control private school fees despite coming out with a fee regulation act which has been a failure, Parmar said.
The government failed to initiate a proper probe into the alleged groundnut procurement scam, which involves some top-ranking government officials and ministers, he alleged.
The Congress had demanded a probe by a committee headed by a sitting High Court judge, but the government, instead, set up a committee under a retired judge to look into incidents of fire in groundnut godowns, the MLA said.
The state government had also failed on the law and order front, he said.
“The government should discuss the motion if it believes in taking all stakeholders together in running the state. We will ensure that we are not suspended from the House,” he said.
Earlier, the opposition party had, during the budget session this year, moved a no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi after accusing him of being partisan.
The opposition party withdrew the motion after the BJP agreed to reduce the duration of suspension of three Congress MLAs till the end of the Budget session.