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Anjali Menon reveals where 'Koode' is adapted from

MollywoodA day before the release, the director wrote a little note on her blog, about a regional film written by Sachin Kundalkar.Digital NativeA day before her movie was to release, director Anjali Menon revealed that Koode is an adaptation of a regional film. “I found myself re-imagining the story in a different way and when I discussed it with its makers they graciously offered the adaptation rights to me. But he had some advice – to keep one peculiar element under the wraps as they had done,” wrote Anjajli on her blog. She has been keeping the origin of the story under wraps until then but as is her usual practice, Anjali wrote a little note on the eve of her release. “Koode is an adaptation of the original story by Sachin Kundalkar. I am honoured that he trusted me with the story and it has been a rich learning experience for me. For those who have seen the original please be prepared to see a different interpretation. I humbly request our audience and media to not share that element in their reviews so that everyone may experience the movie first hand.” Anjali has carefully avoided naming the other film, for if one knew that one ‘peculiar element’ before watching it, half the fun would be lost. That element is a beautiful surprise that is revealed witin the first few minutes of the movie, but it’s well worth not knowing it before. Prithviraj and Nazriya play siblings in Koode. And Parvathy plays Prithvi’s love interest. The film also has Maala Parvathi, Ranjith, Roshan Mathew, Siddharth Menon, Nandhu Pothuval and Atul Kulkarni in the cast. Written and directed by Anjali Menon, Koode is bankrolled by Renjith under the banner Rejaputhra Visual Media and Anjali's Little Films India. The music has been composed by Raghu Dixit and M Jayachandran. Other technical crew of the film includes Littil Swayamp for cinematography, Praveen Prabhakar for editing, Arvind Ashok Kumar for production designing, Pampa Biswas for costume designing and Mitta Antony for makeup. (Content provided by Digital Native) Also read: Watch: Mammootty, the actor, is back in 'Peranbu' official teaser
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'Koode' review: Anjali Menon proves that she's the master of depicting relationships

MollywoodPrithviraj is perfect as Joshua, Nazriya remains energetic, Parvathy is charismatic in this beautiful portrayal of relationships.CrisThere were sporadic claps from the audience, for a name here and a name there in the title cards. It was the loudest when the director’s name came. Four years after Bangalore Days, people seem to have simply counted the days to Anjali Menon’s new one – Koode. The first few minutes appeared too serious for an Anjali movie, if you were looking for the fun you saw in Bangalore Days. So you notice the other things. The focus on the layers of raindrops that Littil Swayamp takes his camera through. The music that still doesn’t take away the melancholy on the screen. Raghu Dixit’s first in Malayalam is going to stand out. It is again through music that we know the mood is going to change. A string instrument casts magic here, and throughout the film. All the coldness in the house of a sad family begins to fade in a moment. Prithviraj’s nonchalance turns into surprise and slow joy. He as Joshua Thomas has not come home a happy man. His parents are seeing him after four years. Joshua is given his little sister’s room. The room introduces us to Jenny even before we see her. Paper butterflies hanging from the ceiling, pencil drawings of birds on the wardrobe, all of them saying “paranne” – meaning "I flew". Here is where Anjali moves away from the humans and takes the help of a dog and a van. The dog Brownie is just always there. Her movements mean something. The van is where a large chunk of the film is going to happen. Easily explaining that first poster that Koode came out with, three people on top of a van. Nazriya’s name should not have been dragged to the sixth paragraph of the review. While it's really good to see her back on the big screen as Jenny, the first many lines seem to go overboard. She is full of energy as she had been in the Om Shanthi Oshana days. But it is not easy to put it down as that’s how the character is – hyper. Because hyper should still feel real, not forced. It is not fair either to harp on it, for the actor, coming back after four years, does not let you down when she brings emotions to her face. When she throws her head on the big brother’s shoulder and when she plays with Brownie. Jenny transforms her brother. The lifeless Joshua that Prithvi plays really well gets a life. Joshua suits Prithvi perfectly. He is beautifully subtle. Parvathy too. That’s the third character on the van in the poster – Sofia. She switches charismatically from the emptiness of her miserable life to the slightly cheered up Sofia finding love. If you think about it, there is a lot of transforming lives in the movie. Anjali, without making it obvious, tells how years could change lives so much. Coach Ashraf played by Atul Kulkarni is one such. The lead characters, too. All the three child actors need special mention. Especially the casting of Subin as Prithvi's younger version. He even looks like a miniature Prithvi. Anjali continues to prove her brilliance when it comes to portraying relationships. Easily conveying emotions without a lot of polished words. Roshan Mathew in the little role that he plays as Krish does this when he tells Joshua about Jenny. Darshana, playing her friend, too does. Perhaps one of the best examples comes from director Ranjith, who plays Joshua’s and Jenny’s dad in the film. It’s not Ranjith’s famous booming voice that you remember from the film, it’s the dad’s simple and most natural affection. Maala Parvathy as the mom and Nilambur Aysha as the grandmom – Anjali has not forgotten to leave any of the talents unused. For her comedy doses, there’s the adorable Pauly Wilson and the lead characters, too, have their moments. You never feel the time passing till all 155 minutes are over and the end credits still keep you in your seats for the final song. You might lazily categorise it as a 'feel good' movie. But that would not be fair to Anjali or her crew. One can say that Koode - 'With You' - helps you find the meaning of the word, and all that it contains, in the most beautiful way. Disclaimer: This review was not paid for or commissioned by anyone associated with the film. Neither Tnm nor any of its reviewers have any sort of business relationship with the film's producers or any other members of its cast and crew.
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Krish Jagarlamudi torn between 'Manikarnika' and Ntr biopic

EntertainmentKrish took up the offer to direct the biopic after N Balakrishna requested him personally. Digital NativeEver since Krish Jagarlamudi took over the mantle from director Teja to direct the Ntr biopic, he is reportedly under severe pressure. Krish took up the offer to direct the biopic after N Balakrishna requested him personally but he is now torn between the two projects – the Hindi film Manikarnika and the Ntr biopic in Telugu. Reports suggest that the writer of Manikarnika, Kv Vijayendra Prasad has insisted on changing some of the scenes that have already been shot but the filmmakers are still thinking over it as the budget may go up. With the director’s attention needed for the Ntr biopic to rope in the stars, he is thoroughly busy and seemingly stressed. Starring Kangana Ranaut as Rani Laxmibai, the film also has Jisshu Sengupta, Atul Kulkarni, Sonu Sood, Suresh Oberoi, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, and Ankita Lokhande in pivotal roles. Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy is the music composer for this film with Gnana Shekar Vs cranking the camera and Suraj Jagtap and Rama Krishna Arram being the editors. Manikarnika is a biographical that is based on the life of the Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmi Bhai. The film is produced by Zee Studios, Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti. While Krish is waiting for the producers to give the go ahead to reshoot the scenes, he is also concentrating on the Ntr biopic. Starring N Balakrishna in the title role, the biopic also features Vidya Balan, Jisshu Sengupta, Mohan Babu, Keerthy Suresh and others in the star cast. The biopic is co-produced by Balakrishna along with Sai Korraputi and Vishnu Induri. According to latest reports about the film, we hear that Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is also Ntr’s son-in-law and Balakrishna’s brother-in-law, is keen that it hits the silver screens by Sankranti next year. With the state going into elections next year, the election code of conduct is expected to be in place by late January and Naidu has reportedly expressed his wishes to have the film released before that. The biopic is sure to help Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, which was founded by Ntr. Content by Digital Native.
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Prithviraj- Nazriya starrer ‘Koode’ gets U certification

MollywoodDirected by Anjali Menon, the film is said to revolve around siblings, played by Prithviraj and Nazriya.Digital NativeDigital NativeExpectations for Koode have been very high for various reasons but the most notable among them are that the film has Prithviraj playing the lead role and Nazriya Nazim staging a comeback after four years. Further, the fact that it is directed by Anjali Menon, whose last outing was the hit film Bangalore Days that had Nazriya as the woman lead, is another big reason to look forward to Koode. The film has gone through the censor certification process and has been certified with the clean U. With this done, Koode is now all set to hit the silver screens on July 14. The film revolves around siblings, played by Prithviraj and Nazriya. It also stars director Ranjith and Maala Parvathy in pivotal roles along with Parvathi, Roshan Mathew, Atul Kulkarni, Darshana Rajendran and Siddharth Menon. In an interview to the Hindu, Maala Parvathi explained why her character in the movie, Lily, is special for her. “A dream come true, that is what Lily is all about. I felt I was in wonderland and Anjali had encouraged me to go down the rabbit hole to explore a new universe. Now, I feel, I have arrived in tinsel town. Anjali’s validation of my act has given me the confidence that the silver screen is my space. It has got rid of my insecurities and lack of confidence in my acting skills,” she said. Written and directed by Anjali Menon, Koode is bankrolled by Renjith under the banner Rejaputhra Visual Media and Little Films India. While M Jayachandran is composing the tunes for the songs, Raghu Dixit will be scoring the Bgm. The other technical crew of the film includes Littil Swayamp for cinematography, Praveen Prabhakar for editing, Arvind Ashok Kumar for production designing, Pampa Biswas for costume designing and Mitta Antony for makeup. On working in the film, Nazriya said in an interview to Scroll.in, “Koode is a family film about relationships, which is what Anjali does best. The film is about the good and the bad in families. I play Jenny, Prithviraj’s sister. I was a bit hesitant to work with him because I didn’t really know him off screen and in the film we’re meant to share this really close bond. I shared this concern with Anjali and she set up an iMessage group to help us all get to know each other. By the end, Prithviraj became like a brother in real life too.” Also read: After Prithviraj, Renji Panicker expresses regret for misogyny in his films (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Minnamini' from 'Koode' depicts brother-sister bond

Mollywood Composed by the veteran M Jayachandran, the song depicts the brother - sister bond and features the younger versions of Prithviraj and Nazriya. Digital NativeKoode, the Malayalam film starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Nazriya Nazim in the lead roles, is a film that will tell the tale of a brother – sister love. With the highlight of the film being sibling love, the second song in the album released recently is a number that shows the older brother welcoming his little sister home. It features the younger versions of Prithviraj and Nazriya in the film. The song Minnaminni has been composed by the veteran M Jayachandran while Rafeeq Ahammed has penned the lyrics. It is beautiful song that depicts the relationship between brother Joshua and his sister Jenny. The film is about a the siblings sharing a strong bond and what they undergo even after their father abandons them and both find the love of their lives. Directed by Anjali Menon, who is staging a comeback after a long gap along with Nazriya, Koode banks on a lot of expectations as their last venture together, Bangalore Days was a huge hit. While Prithviraj Sukumaran plays the character Joshua, Nazriya will be seen as Jenny. Parvathy and Renjith, who play crucial roles in the film, will be seen as Sophie and Aloshy respectively. The others playing supporting roles in Koode include Atul Kulkarni, Parvathy T, Prashant Nair, Roshan Mathews, and Siddharth Menon. While M Jayachandran is composing the tunes for the songs, Raghu Dixit will be scoring music for the Bgm. The other technical crew of the film includes Littil Swayamp for cinematography, Praveen Prabhakar for editing, Arvind Ashok Kumar for production designing, Pampa Biswas for costume designing and Mitta Antony for makeup. Koode is scheduled for release next month and its post production work is happening at a breakneck speed right now. Details of its release date is expected to be out soon. Watch the song here: (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Bhayanakam' director Jayaraj, Malayalam cinema's non-conformist who treads his own path

Mollywood'Bhayanakam' won three National Awards this year.CV AravindFacebook/Jayaraj NairMalayalam cinema has reaped a rich harvest at the National Awards for 2017 and three of those awards were won by the yet to be released film Bhayanakam. The awards were for Best Direction (Jayaraj), Best Adapted Screenplay (Jayaraj) and Best Cinematography (Nikhil S Praveen). For director Jayaraj who helmed his first film Vidyarambham in 1988 and is still going strong, this was his second National Award for Best Director. The first came way back in 1997 for the internationally acclaimed Kaliyattam starring then mainstream hero Suresh Gopi in the lead role. Apart from several National Awards, Jayaraj's work has also won international honours at various film festivals. An engineering graduate, Jayaraj was drawn to films after being fascinated by classics like Akiro Kurosowa’s Rashomon and Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves. Fortunately for the young man, he had as his neighbor one of Malayalam cinema’s most celebrated directors, Bharathan. Bharathan took Jayaraj under his wing and their first collaboration together was Chilambam. Jayaraj assisted the veteran in six more films, including the lavishly mounted Vaishali. After getting his first break with Vidyarambham, Jayaraj went on to direct several films that did precious little to further his career. Most of them were commercial ventures like Aakasha Kottayile Sultan, Johnnie Walker, Highway, Arabia, Kudumbasameham etc. But the first film in which Jayaraj showed flashes of his brilliance was Desadanam, released in 1997. The film which eschewed commercial ingredients in toto, narrated the story of a young boy all set to renounce material life and embrace the life of a sanyasi and the emotional churn in the lives of his parents who are loath to part with him. The film turned out to be a commercial success and also won the National Award for the Best Regional Film. But the film that created a greater impact was Kaliyattam, also released in 1997 an adaption of Shakespeare’s Othello. The principal characters of Theyyam artistes were played by Suresh Gopi, Lal and Biju Menon, with Lal playing Iago to Gopi’s Othello and Manju Warrier, with her large expressive eyes was cast as Desdemona. Misled by Paniyan ( Lal), Kannan Perumalayan (Suresh Gopi) suspects his wife’s fidelity and slays her, only to realise later that she was innocent of his suspicions. Stung with remorse, Perumalyaan kills himself. Jayaraj won the National Award for Best Director for the film and Suresh Gopi was adjudged the Best Actor. After flirting with comedy in Thilakkam, starring Dileep and Kavya Madhavan, Jayaraj again captivated audiences with his hard hitting film 4 The People, a story of four engineering college students who raise a banner of revolt against corruption. The major highlight of the film, however, was Jassie Gift’s music score with a few numbers turning into chartbusters. While 4 The People was a hit, the other two films which were part of the trilogy - By the People and Of the People turned out to be damp squibs. Jayaraj embarked on a series of films, dubbing them as a ‘navarasa’ series and the culmination of the journey was Bhayanakam. The films were titled Shantham, Karunam, Bheebats (Hindi with Seema Biswas and Atul Kulkarni), Adhbudham, Veeram and Bhayanakam. Except Bhayanakam which is expected to hit the screens this month, all the other films were released commercially to varying degrees of success. Veeram, which had Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor in the lead, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and was a period film set in 13th century Kerala. A painstaking effort by Jayaraj, his cast and technicians, the film which had Kerala’s celebrated martial arts discipline ‘kalari’ as a backdrop met with little success at the box-office. Bhayanakam was based on a couple of chapters that were a part of Jnanpith winning author Thakazhi Sivashankara Pillai’s epic novel Kayar. A simple film with a few characters, Bhayanakam is set in the days of World War II and the protagonist isa postman (Renji Panikkar) who delivers money orders from soldiers to their kin in a village in the pre-war days. With the outbreak of war, the same postman turns into an omen of death, carrying telegrams conveying tragic news of ultimate sacrifice on the war front and becomes a dreaded figure. Among the oeuvres of this director who has always trodden his own path, was Naayika, the story of an actor. It had Urvashi Sharada in the role of a diva past her prime and Padmapriya as her younger version. Jayaram, as the evergreen hero of Malayalam cinema Prem Nazir, played his part to perfection, bringing to life the mannerisms of the star and his perfect diction as well. Naayika won critical acclaim but bombed at the box office. But, perhaps the one film that should deserve a pole position among Jayaraj’s works was the much admired Ottaal, the plot of which he borrowed from the play Vaanka by the Russian playwright and author Anton Chekov. The film narrated the story of an emotional bond between a young orphan boy and his grandfather, with their simple joys and profound sorrows forming the nucleus. Brilliant acting by Ashank Sha as the young boy and Kumarokom Vasudevan (a fisherman in real life), as the grandfather, haunting visuals and Jayaraj’s deft directorial touches were the highlights of the film. Ottaal won all the major awards at the International Film Festival of Kerala and also the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. The film also had the distinction of being the first Malayalam film to be released in the theatres and online simultaneously. While Jayaraj has worked with superstar Mammootty in three films Johnnie Walker, Loudspeaker and The Train, he is yet to make a single film with the other reigning superstar Mohanlal. Jayaraj has plans to direct films based on the arts, Shringara, Roudram and Hasyam in the coming days. His greatest strength so far has been the discerning viewer and most of his films have catered to that segment of film aficionados.
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Kamal’s 'Hey Ram' Hindi remake rights are with Shah Rukh Khan

KollywoodKamal revealed in an interview that Shah Rukh only got a wristwatch for acting in the film.Digital NativeDigital NativeThe Hindi remake rights of the critically acclaimed political thriller Hey Ram are with Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan has said. He has confirmed this in a recent interview. Kamal told Mumbai Mirror, “Shah Rukh only got a wristwatch for acting in my film at the time because, by the end of it, I had nothing left in hand. Now, he is the brand ambassador for a watch brand. I am glad that he got the Hindi rights of Hey Ram from Bharat bhai (co-producer Bharat Shah). He should have some memory of the film as he gave his friendship and service for it.” Hey Ram, which was released in the year 2000, starred Kamal Haasan as Saket Ram Iyengar (Hindi) / Saketharaman Iyengar (Tamil) and Shah Rukh Khan as Amjad Ali Khan. The film also had a bevy of stars in the cast including Hema Malini, Rani Mukhrejee, Girish Karnad, Om Puri, Abbhas, Vasundhara Das, etc. Hassan's daughter, Shruti Hassan, was also a part of this film though that might come as a surprise to many. She essayed the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's daughter in the story. Set against the backdrop of Bengal's partition, the story revolves around the protagonist Saket Ram's journey from religious hatred to love. Apart from writing and directing the film, Kamal also produced it jointly with Bharat Shah, Charuhasan and Chandrahasan under the banners Raaj Kamal Films International and VIP Films. The film had an impressive technical crew, including maestro Ilaiyaraja for music, Tirru for cinematography and Renu Saluja for editing. Made on a budget of Rs. 6 crores, 18 years ago, Hey Ram went on to collect around Rs. 11 crores at the box-office. The film won several prestigious awards including the 2000 National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Atul Kulkarni, Best Costume Design – Sarika and Best Special Effects – Manthra. Kamal Haasan won the Filmfare Awards – Tamil - Best Actor for his performance in the film. Hey Ram did have its share of controversies, with a section protesting against the depiction of Gandhi. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Baahubali' writer to pen script for Bjp funded project?

Tollywood The writer has been roped in to write a script on the rise and fall of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Digital NativeVeteran writer Vijayendra Prasad has penned several stories and scripts in his career spanning over three decades. And he became popular for penning the story and script for the magnum opus – Baahubali: the Beginning and Baahubali: the Conclusion – which turned out to be the biggest hits in the history of Indian cinema. According to sources, Vijayendra Prasad has been roped in to pen the story and script for a movie that will be based on the rise and glory of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Reports are that the project will have the backing of the national political party and the current ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party. Sources say that the project will be financed by the Bjp and the budget allocated for it is a whopping Rs. 100 crores. The film will highlight the struggles, achievements, and glories of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that was instrumental in nurturing and churning out some of the able politicians in India. According to the buzz about this project, several top stars from the Hindi film industry will be roped in to play the lead characters. He is currently associated with the Bollywood movie titled Manikarnika, which has Kangna Ranaut playing the female lead. The film is being directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. It is an epic biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of the legendary queen in this magnum opus. The film is facing lots of controversy, and was also accused of tampering Rani Laxmibai’s image by alleged wrong portrayal of the warrior. The writer Vijayendra Prasad said that the film does not portray Rani Laxmibai’s character in a bad way at all. It also has Jisshu Sengupta, Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Sonu Sood and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi in the star cast. He has not only worked in Tollywood but in Bollywood, Sandalwood, and Kollywood as well. The ace writer has films such as Kurubana Rani (Kannada), Pandu Ranga Vittala (Kannada), Jaguar (Kannada & Telugu), Mersal (Tamil) and Vijay’s upcoming film Vijay 62 (Tamil) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Hindi). (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Aval is a classic example'

Aval the horror flick, starring Siddharth, Andrea and Atul Kulkarni is all set to hit the screens tomorrow, November 3.

It would be releasing in over 250 screens across Tamil Nadu by Trident Arts Ravindran. "As an exhibitor and distributor myself, I know the type of films the audience need at any point of time. Aval is a classic example of a horror movie.

The audience who had felt inferior watching a Hollywood horror film will come back home collars up after watching Aval. The ticket bookings are happening at a rapid pace, and the spine-chilling ‘Aval’ is well on...

Siddharth and Andrea’s Tamil film gets its title and release date!

We had reported earlier that actors Siddharth and Andrea Jeremiah’s trilingual horror film directed by Milind Rau is all set to get its updates one after another. Following the Tweets by both the actors, the news is out that the film will be titled ‘Aval’ in Tamil, ‘Gruham’ in Telugu and ‘The House Next Door’ in Hindi.

The film which is said to have Siddharth playing a neurologist is all set to release on November 3, 2017. It also has Atul Kulkarni in an important role and is said to have been completely shot in a hill station. Regarding the...

Siddharth and Andrea’s Tamil film gets its title and release date!

We had reported earlier that actors Siddharth and Andrea Jeremiah’s trilingual horror film directed by Milind Rau is all set to get its updates one after another. Following the Tweets by both the actors, the news is out that the film will be titled ‘Aval’ in Tamil, ‘Gruham’ in Telugu and ‘The House Next Door’ in Hindi.

The film which is said to have Siddharth playing a neurologist is all set to release on November 3, 2017. It also has Atul Kulkarni in an important role and is said to have been completely shot in a hill station. Regarding the...
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Box Office: The Ghazi Attack collects Rs.6 lakhs in Week 6

Box Office: The Ghazi Attack collects Rs.6 lakhs in Week 6
Earlier this year we saw the release of multiple films together, however from them it was The Ghazi Attack that as expected took the lead at the box office. Starring Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Taapsee Pannu, Rahul Singh and Satyadev Kancharana, the film based on the mysterious sinking of Pakistani warship PNSRead More

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“The Ghazi Attack Is A Well-Intended War Saga” – Subhash K Jha Review

Starring: Rana Daggubati, K K Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Tapsee Pannu

Directed by Sankalp Reddy

A bigger mystery than the sinking of the submarine during the 1971 Indo-Pak war that this film so bravely recreates, is Rana Daggubati’s one single immovable expression that he has been holding steadfast on his impressive face ever since he graced the large screen with his imposing physical presence.

It’s an expression of scowling machismo, a ratification of masculinity and a rejection of all humbug, and that includes changing the expression according to the emotional need of the moment.

Rana plays Lieutenant Commander Arjun Varma. And if you think this is as a filmy as a hero’s name can get, wait till you see the torrent of patriotic jingoism that hits you straight in the face(though alas, not in the guts). The national anthem (which had already played before the film begins, as
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How is Ghazi performing in Tamil?

The Ghazi Attack is the trilingual film starring Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Tapsee in important roles. It is directed by Sankalp and is India’s first submarine war film based on true incidents.

The film has opened to a positive word of mouth from those who have watched it and its Tamil version is receiving good reviews overall. It is expected to pick up at the box office by this weekend. Also, the Telugu version of ‘Ghazi’ is off to a good start at the A centre.
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The Ghazi Attack: Rana Daggubati writes to President to acknowledge the Indian armed forces

The Ghazi Attack is inspired from true events, a classified mission conducted by the Indian Navy against their Pakistani counterparts in 1971 that not many people know about. It is one of the important events in Indian history. And, Rana Daggubati, who plays the pivotal role of a Lieutenant Commander Arjun Varma in the film who is said to have remained underwater for 18 days during the war, has written a letter to the president of India for acknowledging the Indian Armed Forces. During the production of the film, Rana met some real navy officers who were on-board. The actor was extremely moved by hearing about their challenging experiences and decided to write a letter to the President for acknowledging the Indian Armed Forces, as they are the unsung heroes whose immense contribution, the nation must know about. "As a civilian I did not know about these victorious tales and like me
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Ghazi Movie Review

Ghazi is a wartime drama set in 1971, in which an Indian submarine crew battles a rival Pakistani fast and powerful submarine. The film is based on the mysterious sinking of Ghazi(Pakistan Submarine) that took place in 1971. The actual cause of the sinking is still not known, although people from India and Pakistan have different views. This story is based on the Indian version of Ghazi attack. It stars Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni in the lead roles while Taapsee Pannu plays an extended cameo.

It is considered to be India's first underwater/war at sea film....
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''In Baahubali, I was like a beast''

The Ghazi Attack featuring Rana Daggubati, Taapsee, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and others will be hitting the screens on the 17th of February. The film is about the mysterious sinking of the Pakistani submarine Ghazi during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. We indulged in a brief chat with hero Rana Daggubati on the film.

How was it working in the film?

Every single thing that we did for the film was fresh and was done for the first time in cinema. So, all the experience was new and different about this, right from the start when we began the...
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It is Suriya in Tamil and Amitabh in Hindi

Rana Daggubati’s Hindi-Telugu bilingual, The Ghazi Attack, directed by Sankalp, is a submarine action war film that also stars Taapsee, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Nasser, and others. The film is dubbed into Tamil as Ghazi.

The latest reports now suggest that the Tamil and Telugu versions of this film will have Suriya and Chiranjeevi narrating the film’s story respectively. It is said that Suriya and Chiranjeevi will give their voice over for some of the important scenes in the movie. Interestingly, Bollywood Superstar Big B, Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice for the Hindi version.

The film...
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Raees Movie Review

What happens when a young boy decides to rise to power right from his childhood and builds his own empire through illegal business? Find out from the review of Raees, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer.

Raees features Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan and Atul Kulkarni in pivotal roles. It is directed by Rahul Dholakia and talks about the life of Raees (Shah Rukh Khan), who as a young kid learns about illegal business and shows a steady growth as a street smart illegal stock and liquor dealer as he matures.

The film is set in the state of...
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