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Emmay : Making way for women storytellers

Emmay : Making way for women storytellers
With two-thirds of leadership is female, Emmay Entertainment has taken the gender mandate further. For a production house where two-thirds its leadership is female, Emmay Entertainment has taken the gender mandate further.

Founded in partnership with filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, producers Madhu Bhojwani and Monisha Advani realized that in its ninth year, the company?s body of work has reflected agnostic genres from real life thrillers like Batla House, Dday, Airlift to mass dramas like Satyameva Jayate And Marjaavaan.

Conscious of dialing up the volume on content that represents women in a stronger, positive and empowered manner, they realized the answer was not just in the story; for that, they needed the right storytellers.

The company has proudly signed four strong women directors with diverse film grammar and yet an aligned agenda - Inclusivity. These filmmakers include Kaashvie Nair, Madhumita (critically acclaimed director of the award winning Tamil feature film Kd
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Sanjay Mishra : “Shah Rukh Khan Taking Interest In Kaamyaab Shows We’ve Come A Long Way”

Sanjay Mishra : “Shah Rukh Khan Taking Interest In Kaamyaab Shows We’ve Come A Long Way”
Sanjay Mishra is an actor who never fails to surprise. His gallery of performances ranges from buffoonery (Golmaal) to sheer brilliance (Ankhen Dekhi). There is nothing this maverick performer can’t do.

His new film Kaamyaab features Sanjay as a ‘character actor’ of Hindi cinema on a very strange mission.

“My character Sudheer is a character actor like Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor or Lalita Pawar, so brilliant that anyone can take him from granted as and how they like. Sudheer has already done 499 films in his career. He is retired and aimless when suddenly something happens, and he wants to do that one last film which would round off his career. He wants to be remembered as the only actor who has done 500 films,” says Sanjay Mishra.

Recalling how he jumped out of his seat when the director Hardik Mehta narrated the script to him, he says, “It was the
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“We need more films like Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” – A Subhash K Jha Review

“We need  more films like Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” – A  Subhash K Jha Review
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana,Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta,Maanvi Gagroo

Written & Directed by Hitesh Kewalya

Why are films about gay people so sad? They are either about AIDS or star-crossed same-sex lovers who are doomed to die or suffer, take you pick.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan(Smzs) breaks the glass ceiling and the gaze that sees the ling …it not only normalizes a same-sex relationship, it compels the homophobic onlookers—the frowning family and the sniggering relatives—to come around , to …well…if not accept than succumb to the pressures of normalizing homosexuality that seems to be building up like gathering clouds all around the homophobic cartel of wedding revellers, none more so than patriarch Shankar Tripathi who sees his only darling son Aman (impressive debutant Jitendra Kumar) kissing with his friend in a train filled with wedding revellers.

Crazy things keep happening all through Smzs,
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan movie review: A Quirky Funny Insight on Homosexuality Prejudice

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan movie review: A Quirky Funny Insight on Homosexuality Prejudice
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan movie review is here. Directed by Hitesh Kewalya, the movie focuses on same-sex marriage. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao, and Neena Gupta.

Released today ? February 21, 2020, the movie is a spin-off of 2017 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. Does it delivers as promised?. Let?s find out in the movie review of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

Immediate reaction when the end credits roll

Why only Jack and Jill, Jack can go with Joe as well to fetch a happy life filled with laughter!!. The biggest Usp of Hitesh Kewalya?s Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is that the humour is targeted on the people who have a prejudice and the gay couple is shown as ?normal? people in love who take immense pride in their stride as same sex lovers.

The Story of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

A homosexual couple, Kartik Singh (Ayushmann Khurana) and Aman Tripathi (Jitendra Kumar) are deeply madly in love.
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Ayushmann Khurrana is all praises for Tahira Kashyap's filmmaking style

Ayushmann Khurrana is all praises for Tahira Kashyap's filmmaking style
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has described his wife-director Tahira Kashyap's style of filmmaking as "intimate, endearing and extremely engaging".

Tahira's short movie "Pinni" will be releasing along with Ayushmann's film "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" on Friday. The "Bala" actor called it a "double delight for the Khurranas".

Also Read:?Ayushmann Khurrana discloses reason for doing films on taboo topics

"It is a double delight for the Khurranas' this Friday as both Tahira's short film 'Pinni' and my 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' are releasing. I've watched 'Pinni', it is based on two of the most important women in my life - my mother and my wife," Ayushmann said.

He added: "Tahira's style of filmmaking is intimate, endearing and extremely engaging and I wish her all the best. The Khurrana's are spoilt for choice this weekend as between Tahira and my film, there are double celebrations at our house."

"Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Music Review

Next up is the Tanishk Bagchi recreated, ?Arrey Pyaar Karle?, from the chartbusting Bappi Lahiri dance track, ?Yaar Bina Chain Kaha Re?( Saaheb). Lyrics are by Vayu and rap by Ikka, while Anjaan?s original hookline ?pyaar bina chain? is kept intact.

Also read:?Song Lyrics of 'Arey Pyar Kar le' from Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Ayushman lends his vocals ?along with ?Bappi Lahiri. The video appears to be a promotional one and commences with Jitendera Kumar and his entire family, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao in a party with a retro disco theme dressed in glittery 80?s style .

Ayushmann enters the scene enquiring why Johnny does not accompany Jack to the hills and its always Jill, and sets party alive with his superb dance act and is joined by Jitendra and later by the whole family and Bappi Lahiri too puts in a cameo and video ends on a happy note.
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Bigg Boss 13 Written updates: Somwar Ka Vaar with Salman Khan

With less than 5 days left for the finale, ?the contestants are feeling immense pressure. The top 7 contestants are trying their best to keep it together as nervousness and anticipation takes over.

Salman Khan begins the last Somwar Ka Vaar with a bang. As the ?Paap ki potli? task is introduced, the contestants take subtle digs at each other while highlighting all the ?paaps? they have committed during the season.

While Sidharth fills Rashami?s potli for pointing a finger at his character, Shehnaz picks on Sidharth for not giving her attention and breaking her heart every time. Though everyone had their own share of paaps to feel guilty about, Rashami is awarded ?paapi of the season?.?

Much to everyone?s excitement, ?Ayushmann Khurrana makes as entry on the stage along with his ?Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan? costars Neena Gupta and Jitendra Kumar.

After some fun conversations about the movie and the contestants in the show,
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan: When Ayushmann Khurrana met Jitendra Kumar

Actor Jitendra Kumar, who will be Ayushmann Khurrana's love interest in the upcoming film "Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan", revealed his first encounter with his co-star.

Jitendra said: "I met Ayushmann way back in 2009 when I was a student in Iit Kharagpur, he had come to cover a fest on behalf of MTV. The fest was called 'Springfest' and we were huge fan of Roadies, where we all met him and clicked photographs with him.

Also Read:?Ayushmann Khurrana discloses reason for doing films on taboo topics

"We ended up reaching his room once we found and it was our first year and he was very welcoming towards us.

"He shared his experiences with us and spoke about his college life with us. Coincidentally during that time we spoke about homosexuality, we did not know that after 10 years we would work in a film together."

"Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" revolves
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'Thappad' poster: Taapsee Pannu gets slapped hard in love

Taapsee Pannu recently shared the first look of the upcoming biopic of Mithali Raj ?Shabaash Mithu?. Today she shared another look from her upcoming film ?Thappad?.

The makers have unveiled the first look?poster?of the film and it is sure to leave you intrigued.

Also Read:?Taapsee Pannu shares Mithali Raj's game changer look from 'Shabaash Mithu'

Taapsee Pannu shared the first look and captioned, ?Kya yeh bas itni si baat hai? Kya pyaar mein ye bhi jayaz hai? Yeh #Thappad Ki pehli Jhalak hai! #Thappadfirstlook?

In the poster, Taapsee can be seen as she has been slapped hard by someone. Her expression of shock and pain is clearly visible.

Celebs commented - Dia Mirza commented, "Iss thappad ki goonj door door tak sunai degi ????" Neena Gupta commented, "What a picture says so much" Chhapaak actor Vikrant Massey commented, "Stunning ????"

The film is directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film also features Ratna Pathak Shah,
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”Panga really is so Heartwarming” – A Subhash K Jha Review

Panga

Starring Kangna Ranaut. Jassi Gill, Richa Chadha,Neena Gupta

Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Just when you thought you have had enough of these mofussil mellow dramas, you know those slowburn rom-coms and familiar family tales with characters that you’ve met when you last visited Bhopal, Rai Bareilly, Kanpur or Patna, just when you thought this was the director Ashiwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Bhopal Ki Barfi, along comes Panga, a film so inured in the magic of middle-class resilience that by the end, I was rooting not just for India, but for the Indian housewife whose dreams are thwarted by the bump and grind of daily existence.

So where do I begin to tell you about the enriching experience of watching Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Panga? Let me start in the middle. It is a scene where Jaya Nigam is about to leave her husband and son behind
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Nicolas Cage Sci-Fi Horror ‘Color Out Of Space’ Opens, ‘The Last Full Measure’ And ‘Panga’ Debut – Specialty B.O. Preview

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Nicolas Cage Sci-Fi Horror ‘Color Out Of Space’ Opens, ‘The Last Full Measure’ And ‘Panga’ Debut – Specialty B.O. Preview
Nicolas Cage is certainly building on his resume of genre-driven films with the new sci-fi horror pic Color Out of Space, which opens in limited release January 24. The film marks the first feature from celebrated cult filmmaker Richard Stanley since Hardware.

Based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft, the film follows Nathan Gardner (Cage) and his family after a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm. As things unravel, the family finds themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.

The film, which Stanley co-wrote with Scarlett Amaris also stars Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Q’orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong.

The U.S. rights to the film were acquired by Rlje Films ahead of its Midnight Madness premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September. Based on the trailer (which you can watch below), the film is very much in the same vein of Mandy a fever dream of a thriller that also starred Cage. Like Mandy, the film is produced by Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision and Xyz films. Mandy banked a worldwide gross of $1,335,484.

Color Out of Space is produced by SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen and Elijah Wood. Executive producers are Timur Bekbosunov, Johnny Chang, Emma Lee and Peter Wong for Ace Pictures, which is also financing. Stacy Jorgensen serves as executive producer for SpectreVision.

The modern-day B-movie has already garnered a cult audience and has been gaining traction since its world premiere at Tiff with an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is set to open in 75 theaters with an additional 150 one-night-only eventized screenings at Regal, Drafthouse, AMC, Landmark and various independent chains.

Todd Robinson’s all-star Vietnam drama The Last Full Measure starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer and William Hurt will also debut this we The film follows the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over 60 men in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division during a devastating 1966 battle, losing his own life in the process.

Fast forward 32 years later and Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman (Stan) is tasked with investigating a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger made by his best friend and partner on the mission (Hurt) and his parents (Plummer and Diane Ladd). Scott seeks out the testimony of Army veterans who witnessed Pitsenbarger’s heroic rescues He talks to Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda) and Mott (Ed Harris), but as he more about Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman. The film also stars LisaGay Hamilton, Amy Madigan, Linus Roache, John Savage, Alison Sudol and Bradley Whitford.

The Last Full Measure’ Review: All-Star Cast Excels In Inspiring True Story Of Nearly Forgotten Heroism

Watch the trailer below.

Also opening this weekend is the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari-directed Panga, which is inspired by the life of a national level Kabaddi player from India. The film starring Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill, Richa Chadda, Neena Gupta and Yagya Bhasin is set to open globally on January 24 with over 100 theaters across North America.

The female-fronted pic is very much a “second act” type of story that sheds light on the ups and downs of a middle-class Indian woman who is a forgotten world champion of the popular South Asian sport of Kabaddi. She looks to give a new meaning to her existing role as a wife and mother and makes the choice to return to the sport and in turn, challenges age stereotypes and a new generation complexities. In turn, she creates an upheaval in her life as she is torn between family responsibility and love for the sport.

Detective Chinatown 3 will also debut this weekend and will continue the wildly successful action-comedy buddy franchise starring Baiqiang Wang and Haoran Liu. The third installment finds detectives Tang Ren and Qin Feng in Tokyo as they investigate a crime alongside Noda Hiroshi (Satoshi Tsumabuki). As a result, a hilarious battle of detectives ensue. With Chen Sicheng returning to the director’s chair, the film is one of the biggest U.S. releases of a Chinese-language film. The first installment debuted in 2015 and earned $125,112,232 in China and $474,252 stateside while the 2018 sequel earned a mind-boggling $541,406,438 at the Chinese box office and $1,983,984 domestically.
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Panga : Of a sports drama and a feel good family 'raid'

Panga movie review is here. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the movie stars Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadda, Neena Gupta and Yagya Bhasin. The family sports drama releases today ? January 21, 2020. Does it motivates and overcomes all the hurdles?, let?s find out n the movie review of Panga.

Immediate reaction when the end credits roll

What happens when Dangal meets Nil Battey Sannata and they get carried away and eat some extra Barfi with Mary Kom?, answer a Panga is born. Got it?. No? you will come to know?. If you read further.

The Story of Panga

Jaya Nigam (Kangana Ranaut) is a 32-year-old ex Indian Kabaddi champion ? captain of the Indian Kabaddi team, leading a happily married life in the city of lakes ? Bhopal. Her husband Prashant (Jassie Gill) is an engineer and Jaya works in railways (the job she probably got due to her credits as her
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Kangana Ranaut stands by her criticism of Deepika, Saif

Kangana Ranaut recently raised a social media storm with her recent criticism of Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. She insists she hasnt said anything out of line.

"I didn't think I have taken any 'panga' (messed with) on this matter (with them). I think it's high time to stop calling out people and to see their expressions or views in an outrageous manner. I have not said anything that is out of the line. It's my own perception of the situations, and there is nothing outrageous about it. I think every time a girl expresses herself, there are a lot of reactions from her surroundings. I think we just have to take it easy," said Kangana at a promotional event for her upcoming film "Panga", which she attended with co-actors Jassie Gill, Richa Chadha and Neena Gupta, besides the film's director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.

Also Read:?Kangana Ranaut is
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Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says Panga is a tribute to every woman who has dared to dream

Starring Kangana Ranaut, Panga is an emotional roller coaster tale of a middle class Indian woman; A forgotten kabaddi world champion who catalyses an inner desire to give a new meaning to her existing role as a wife and mother and takes an ingenious decision to come back to the sport despite the challenges of age stereotypes and a new generation complexities which creates an upheaval in her life as she is torn between family responsibility and love for the sport.

Director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari reveals Panga recognizes the power of all women in all facets of their lives and encourages them to dream!!

Much like our heroine in the film, despite their achievements and global recognition, the future of sports star like Serena Williams, Sania Mirza and Mc Mary Kom, was questioned the moment they become mothers. But to their credit, they have fought the psychological pressure and have
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Kangana Ranaut is all praises for Virat Kohli, calls him 'Panga King'

Actress Kangana Ranaut feels India skipper Virat Kohli is the most fearless player in the national cricket team.

"I am the Panga queen, and the Panga king of Team India is definitely Virat Kohli. He is fearless and is up for any challenges that come his way. This time we both will take a 'Panga' on the same day - mine will be at the theatres, and he will battle it out against New Zealand team on their home ground. This will be fun," Kangana said while promoting her upcoming film "Panga".

Also Read:?Kangana Ranaut takes Panga with Kapil Sharma

Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, "Panga" also features Neena Gupta, Richa Chadha and Jassie Gill. The film, slated to hit screens on January 24, revolves around a kabaddi player, played by Kangana, who wants to make a comeback in the game after marriage and motherhood.

Kangana aired her opinion on Star Sports' Nerolac Cricket Live.
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'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' Trailer: Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar are the new 'Gay' couple

After the huge success of Dream Girl and Bala, Ayushmann Khurrana is back with his another hatke concept film. ??Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan? is much awaited film of this year as it is the story of a gay couple.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan? trailer dropped today and we cant control the excitement. The actor will essay the role of a gay man with Jitendra Kumar as his love interest.

Also Read:?Ayushmann Khurrana wishes to reach out and entertain more people

The trailer shows Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar fighting for their Gay love story.?Every love story deserves a happy ending. But the road to achieving this happy ending is a little too rough for Kartik and Aman. While Aman?s family tries hard to battle his love for Kartik, Kartik isn?t prepared to step back until he marries Aman!

This Gay love story has everything in it family problems,
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Kangana Ranaut takes Panga with Kapil Sharma

Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut has kick-started the promotions of her upcoming film, Panga. Recently, Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadda, Neena Gupta graced The Kapil Sharma Show with director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.

Some of the pictures from the set have surfaced on the internet in which Kangana and others actor can be seen flashing a million-dollar smile. The actress looked beautiful in an Aqua-Blue saree. The happy pictures of all with Kapil are making us more excited for the episode.

During the trailer launch of the film Richa Chadda and Neena Gupta couldn?t come because of their busy schedule but to take Panga with Kapil, Kangana didn?t fail to get the presence of her female team on Kapil Sharma show. ?

The trailer of Panga released recently and it is making the right kind of noise. In it, Kangana will be seen playing the role of national-level Kabaddi player. From Deepika Padukone
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Hindi Diwas: Kangana Ranaut urges all mothers to teach their children Hindi

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut says the film world has always made fun of her English, despite which she has always kept Hindi as her priority.

Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel took to Twitter on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on Friday, sharing a clip of the actress. In the video, Kangana is seen urging everyone to give importance to Hindi.

Also Read:?Kangana Ranaut opens up on her dream man

She said in Hindi: "Today on Hindi Diwas, lets take 'Panga' with English but with love. Hindi is our national language but the nation worries speaking it... 'A,B,C' comes out with confidence but 'ka, kha, ga' doesn't come out with that much confidence... Parents also say with full pride that their children speak amazing English..." Kangana is heard saying in the video.

"If you are weak in English, then you feel ashamed but if your Hindi is weak then
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Kangana Ranaut starrer 'Panga' title track out now

Ahead of the release of Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Panga", the makers on Tuesday dropped the film's title track, which is a true motivation booster.

Featuring Kangana, the song is sung by Harshadeep Kaur, Divya Kumar and Siddharth Mahadevan. It is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and penned by Javed Akhtar.

Also Read:?Kangana Ranaut opens up on her dream man

Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, "Panga" revolves around a mother (Kangana) who is also a Kabbadi player.

In the song's video, Kangana is seen working out as preparation for her comeback in the game.

The film is scheduled to release on January 24, and it also features Richa Chadha, Jassie Gill and Neena Gupta.
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Kangana Ranaut is all praises for Deepika Padukone's 'Chhapaak'

Actress Kangana Ranaut says the trailer of Deepika Padukone starrer "Chhapaak" reminded her of her sister Rangoli Chandel's similar experience and that the film's spirit is a slap on those who commit acid attacks.

Rangoli Chandel, who is an acid attack survivor, on Wednesday tweeted a video of Kangana thanking director Meghna Gulzar and Deepika for making a film like "Chhapaak".

Also Read:?Kangana Ranaut starrer 'Panga' title track out now

In the video, Kangana speaking in Hindi, said: "I recently saw the trailer of Chhapaak and after watching I remembered the acid attack incident that took place with my sister Rangoli. The kind of courage my sister showed during and after the attack gave me the strength and inspires me to face every challenge that comes my way. Her smile gives me the courage to take 'Panga' with every sadness."

She added: "Today, me and my family thank Meghna
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