7 Awesome Activities in Hyderabad for the Adventure Lovers

Winter’s almost over and summertime calls for adventures! If you live in or around Hyderabad, there’s plenty to do in order to feel that much-needed adrenaline rush. From nature trails and camping under the stars to indoor activities like archery and shooting, this city is full of options for people looking for some thrills. But with so much to do, it can sometimes get difficult to choose the activity best suited to your needs. So we’re here to help! We’ve listed some of the best activities in Hyderabad below so you can pick out of the choicest of options. Take a look:

1. ATV Rides @ Xtreme Adventure

Xtreme Adventure provides an absolutely thrilling time for people seeking an adventurous one-day trip in Hyderabad. It has everything to keep you excited with its various activities such as ATV riding, box cricket and football, beach volleyball, foosball, archery, air gun shooting, and more.

2. The Great Nizami Loot at The Great Escape

This is a live-action role play game, in which you join a group of high-profile thieves who break into the Nizami Museum to steal the diamond necklace with 60 minutes to escape. This truly interactive and immersive experience is just what you need for a great adventure with friends or family.

3. Deccan Trails Day Out Package

Deccan Trails is a get-away retreat in the serene Anantagiri Hills. The trails provide that special space and ambience that enables you to spend quality time with family and friends. There are also tons of fun activities like rock climbing, zip lining, river crossing, and rappelling that you can enjoy.

4. Day Outing at The Hidden Castle

As its name suggests, The Hidden Castle is a castle-themed resort sprawling majestically over 30 acres of untamed terrain. The awe-inspiring experience includes a plethora of activities from adventure games to water games and other sports that make your day trip fun-filled and unique.

5. Sunday Outing at Penguin-Lakeside Anantagiri Hills

Would you rather be out by the lake than inside a mall on a weekend? This adventure activity is for those who wish to disconnect from the world, rejuvenate with nature, and make awesome memories. The lakeside also offers activities like trekking, boating, kayaking, and includes buffet meals and snacks.

6. Night Camping in Hyderabad | Anantagiri Hills

If you are a night owl, then this camping adventure at Anantagiri Hills is perfect for you. Activities here include camping by the bonfire, trekking, kayaking, and rappelling. The package also includes dinner, breakfast, high tea, activity equipment, sleeping bags, and a nature trail in the dark.

7. Sahas Package

Escape to Ramoji Film City, a magical realm filled with excitement and wonderful surprises at every turn. As the world’s largest integrated film city and India’s only thematic destination with the magic of cinema, there are lots of activities for you to have a fun-filled day and make a lifetime of memories.

Looking for more adventure in your city? Check out these incredibly amazing events around you.

5 Things You Must Know About 2019’s Biggest Blockbuster So Far

URI – The Surgical Strike has been making waves in Bollywood. Having released over a month ago, the movie is still going strong in theatres. And the josh is not stopping! The Aditya Dhar directorial is now in its sixth week, eating into the box office results of big Bollywood movies like Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. As Gully Boy releases this week, we wonder if URI – The Surgical Strike can keep up with its winning streak. But this Vicky Kaushal starrer has already beaten many box office records so there’s no stopping it. Here are the film’s biggest achievements till date:

First Hit of the Year

URI – The Surgical Strike released early this year but two weeks after Simmba, Bollywood’s last blockbuster. While the film’s first week was comparatively slow, it slowly picked up in the second and third week and is currently unstoppable at the box office. The film has emerged a blockbuster and continues its run despite the release of big Bollywood movies later in January.

First 100-Crore Film of the Year

Passing the 100-crore mark is a new benchmark set for Bollywood movies. While earlier this was only achievable by films starring the biggies of Bollywood like Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman, last year saw a trend of content-rich films like RaaziBadhaai HoStree, and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety easily cruising past INR 100 crores in the box office and URI has joined them.

Yami Gautam’s Highest Grossing Film & Vicky’s First Solo 100-Crore Film

While two of Vicky Kaushal’s films have crossed the 100-crore mark in the last year (Raazi and Sanju), URI – The Surgical Strike is the actor’s first solo hit. As for the film’s supporting character played by Yami Gautam, this happens to be the actress’ highest grossing film till date, replacing the previously held record by Kaabil (2016), which earned INR 103.40 crores.

First Film with a Higher Second Weekend than the First

URI – The Surgical Strike was definitely the biggest hit of its week biting into the box office earnings of Bombairiya and The Accidental Prime Minister. However, good reviews and positive word-of-mouth led to a surge in the movie sales, earning the film bigger bucks in the second weekend than the first one and being the only Hindi film to do achieve this feat.

Breaks Records Held By Big Films

As the Indian audience started veering towards content-rich films, hits like RaaziBadhaai Ho, and Stree quickly made big bucks. URI – The Surgical Strike broke the records held by these films and crossed the 100-crore benchmark faster than any of them. It also broke the previously held record by Baahubali 2: The Conclusion of Day 23 and Day 24 box office collections

And counting…

BookMyShow sells 5 million tickets for URI – Surgical Strike!

As the film continues to make waves in the box office, we are proud to announce that we have sold a record 5 million tickets through our website. The film has also been well-received by our users, who have actively rated the film at a consistent average of 90%. So, let’s keep up the josh! Continue booking for URI – The Surgical Strike if you haven’t seen the film yet. Read our complete review here.

Cold Pursuit: Film Review – Get Ready For Neeson and Chill

Verdict: A solid revenge thriller backed by a compelling story.

The king of revenge thrillers is back. Cold Pursuit, starring Liam Neeson, is the remake of the Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance (2016), directed by Hans Petter Moland who also helmed the original film. It follows a father on his quest of taking revenge for the death of his child, a character similar to the ones we have seen Neeson play multiple times before. This time around, he is out in the snowy regions of Colorado plotting ingenious ways to murder his enemies one by one.

What’s Cold Pursuit About:

Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) leads a simple life as a snowplow driver. Things take a turn, however, when his son Kyle (Micheal Richardson) dies of a heroin overdose. The situation does not seem right to Nels and upon further investigation, it is revealed that Kyle was, in fact, murdered by the drug mafia. Nels vows to get his revenge but his actions further expose a rivalry between two drug lords, each with their own backstories. Nels has a long way to go before he realizes the truth behind his son’s murder but he won’t give up until he finds them all and kills them.

What Works:

Unlike most action thrillers that focus only on the “action”, Cold Pursuit has a deep and captivating storyline that keeps you hooked. Apart from Nels Coxman, the other primary characters are also given equal importance with sufficient plots that explain their personalities. There’s plenty of action too, for Liam Neeson fans who just want to see the actor doing what he does best. The actor is out for revenge once again in unfamiliar territories and if you have enjoyed watching him kill before, Cold Pursuit takes it up a notch with its chilling action scenes. The location of the film is also perfect, setting the right mood for its unique storyline.

Apart from the action, there’s also plenty of comedy – something you would not expect from a revenge thriller. The characters – especially the villains – are caricatures of sorts and have been given plenty of funny dialogues as opposed to Neeson’s serious persona. Of course, the movie is not overtly hilarious, but it provides just enough to break the cold tension prevalent throughout the film. The director does a fine job of bringing it all together and the result is a highly engaging film with a mix of chills and thrills.

What Could’ve Been Better:

We’d have liked to see the women in the film in richer roles, whether it is Laura Dern who plays Nels’ wife or Emmy Rossum as the police-woman. There are also some racial undertones that could have been avoided in the present climate, or at least edited out.

Why You Should Watch:

Cold Pursuit is quite similar to yet very unlike Liam Neeson’s previous revenge thrillers. It does not take the course you’d expect and leaves you with lots of surprises. There’s plenty of drama to keep you hooked, action to feed your need for thrills, and comedy for the soul. Watch it this weekend for a much-needed dose of entertainment.

8 Kinds of Couples and What They Should Do This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re in a relationship, you want to celebrate this day in a special way, no matter how much your single friends tease you about it. In fact, this time around you can turn the tables on them and prove that being in a relationship is the best thing ever. You always have that special someone to take along for a movie or a concert, especially every time your friends ditch you. So this Valentine’s Day, treat that person who deals with the best and worst of you in the best way possible. Go on a date, take a trip, or spend time alone – here’s something to do for every kind of couple:

1. THE ROMANTICS

Are you constantly surrounded by friends and wish to be alone with your partner? Then whisk them away for some alone time. If you live by the coast, you could enjoy a romantic ride on a sailboat as the sun sets and bask in the splendid views of the city from its shoreline.

2. THE ADVENTUROUS LOVERS

If your friend circle is full of couples, this is the perfect time for a group date. You could all go camping outside the city, take a trip to the nearest adventure park, or engage in some fun adventure games in the city itself.

3. THE FUN-LOVING COUPLE

The couple that laughs together, stays together. This Valentine’s Day, ditch the traditional dates and take your partner to a comedy show. Comedians enjoy talking about love and relationships, so you will find something you and your partner could easily relate to.

4. THE COUPLE THAT HAS ITS PRIORITIES RIGHT – FOOD!

If your partner loves food as much as you do, you are meant to be together. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with the one you truly love above all else and get your partner along. Take them to your favorite restaurant or just pick one that has a gourmet menu specially prepared for foodies like you.

5. THE JODI THAT’S CRAZY ABOUT BOLLYWOOD

Does your relationship remind you of Bollywood romances? Then it’s time to make more such memories. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner at the place where you truly feel yourselves – the movie theatre. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is the perfect movie for a romantic date.

6. THE ELITE TWOSOME

If you do not enjoy watching movies, you could also take your partner to watch a play. The city has plays of every kind – dramas, comedies, romances – and it’s a great way to spend time with your loved one in an artsy creative way. L’Avare is a great play about love for couples.

7. THE PARTY PAIR

With two big music events coming up this month – Vh1 Supersonic and Sunburn Klassique – we know where the party couples are going to be spending their Valentine’s Day. But there are more events for music lovers to celebrate their special day together.

8. THE HIPSTER DUO

It doesn’t matter what you do on Valentine’s Day, as long as you spend time with your loved one. So this time, try something new together. Workshops, for instance, are a fun way to get your hands dirty and this one brings you closer to your true love – coffee!

As for you single people, apna pyaar aayega. Send your secret crush this video before you ask them out to these Valentine’s Day events in your city.

10 Oscar-Nominated Films You Need To Watch in Theatres Right Now

The awards season is almost over with the exception of the greatest and most prestigious ceremony yet to happen. The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, will take place on the 24th of this month, with a live telecast on the morning of Monday, February 25 in India. This year, more Oscar-nominated films have released in theatres than ever and if you missed watching them before, you can see them on the big screen now. Nine Oscar-nominations have made their way back to cinemas so make sure you catch them all before the big day. Here are the movies you can watch in theatres right now and our reviews of them all:

BLACK PANTHER

Nominated forBest Picture (Kevin Feige), Best Original Score (Ludwig Göransson), Best Original Song (All the Stars – Kendrick Lamar, Mark Spears, Anthony Tiffith, and SZA), Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter), Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart), Best Sound Editing (Benjamin A. Burt and Steve Boeddeker), Best Sound Mixing (Peter Devlin, Steve Boeddeker, and Brandon Proctor)

What We Thought: Superhero movies have taken us to many different planets, but never have we seen something as beautiful as Wakanda. And this is the first thing that impresses you about Black Panther. The second is the performance of the cast. Yet again, Marvel has delivered an admirable hero with an almost perfect villain while the women in the film are a delight to watch in action.

Read the full review of the film here.

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Nominated forBest Picture (Graham King), Best Actor (Rami Malek), Best Sound Editing (John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone), Best Sound Mixing (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali), Best Film Editing (John Ottman)

What We Thought: Being Freddie Mercury requires an actor to completely let go of his inhibitions and feel fabulous in his own skin. Rami Malek embodies this enigmatic spirit of the musical legend and is every bit as legendary himself. His efforts to look the part are commendable. We also get to see some amazing performances that strike a nostalgic chord among many audiences.

Read the full review of the film here.

GREEN BOOK

Nominated forBest Picture (Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga), Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Original Screenplay (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly), Best Film Editing (Patrick J. Don Vito)

What We Thought: Green Book is surprisingly hilarious for a film that has some serious topics. It’s not just because we get to see Dr. Shirley is being silently disapproving from the back seat of the car or Tony’s insatiable appetite that has him stuffing his face all the time. There are jokes that consistently deliver through the film. All in all, Green Book leaves you in high spirits.

Read the full review of the film here.

The WIFE

Nominated for: Best Actress (Glenn Close)

What We Thought: The Wife is entirely driven by performances and it’s Glenn Close who stands out above the rest with her incredibly nuanced portrayal of a complicated woman. There are moments where she holds your attention even without saying much.  Jonathan Pryce also gives a noteworthy performance as a charming man who is full of flaws.

Read the full review of the film here.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Nominated forBest Animated Feature (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller)

What We Thought: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dives headfirst into its roots by having an animation style that has the breathless energy of a kid flipping through pages of a comic combined with trippy visuals that set it apart from other superhero films. The hip-hop score with ample record-scratching also helps make the film more modern and appealing.

Read the full review of the film here.

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2

Nominated forBest Animated Feature (Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer)

What We Thought: Ralph Breaks the Internet is generous with jokes. The Disney film is also self-aware, which only helps with bringing in more laughs. The film’s central theme is friendship and it explores this nicely. The message will resonate well, especially with children, but it’s also neatly packaged that it will emotionally connect with the adults.

Read the full review of the film here.

FIRST MAN

Nominated forBest Production Design (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas), Best Sound Editing (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan), Best Sound Mixing (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee, and Mary H. Ellis) Best Visual Effects (Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm)

What We ThoughtDamien Chazelle’s long-time music collaborator Justin Hurwitz knows how to craft a haunting melody with an ethereal feel with a theremin-based score. But what’s also done well in First Man is the outstanding use of silence. The script by Josh Singer marvelously retains the tension and there are several shocking moments in the film.

Read the full review of the film here.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Nominated forBest Original Score (Marc Shaiman), Best Original Song (The Place Where Lost Things Go – Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman), Best Production Design (John Myhre and Gordon Sim), Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell)

What We Thought: Released over half a century after the original film, Disney took on a big undertaking with Mary Poppins Returns. But it’s safe to say that this remake doesn’t just live up to the original but rather reinvents it for a whole new generation. Most importantly, Emily Blunt steps into Julie Andrews’ shoes and becomes the perfect magical nanny you need her to be.

Read the full review of the film here.

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Nominated forBest Costume Design (Alexandra Byrne), Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, and Jessica Brooks)

What We Thought: The performances by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are one of the highlights of the film. Looking stately as a queen, Ronan excels in showing Mary’s strength even in the darkest moments of Mary Queen of Scots. Margot Robbie shows an equally skilled performance, particularly through several layers of makeup that Elizabeth puts on.

Read the full review of the film here.

A QUIET PLACE

Nominated forBest Sound Editing (Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn)

What We Thought: While this is a basic survival story, what makes A Quiet Place a great watch is the fresh plot and several tense moments throughout the film. You find yourself rooting for this family and any signs of danger put you into a frenzy. With little to no dialogues, the movie still manages to keep you hooked with its many jumpy scenes.

Read the full review of the film here.

These nine stellar films are likely to remain in theatres till the Oscar’s ceremony later this month. Make sure you make the most of this time and remember to book your tickets in advance to avoid the long queues at the box office window!

8 Movies to Watch This Week Other Than Gully Boy

There’s no doubt that all eyes are on Gully Boy this week. Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, the movie has already received critical acclaim internationally when it premiered at Berlin last week and is now all set to take the Bollywood box office by storm. Gully Boy is based on the real-life stories of Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy. It will introduce Indian film audiences to gully rap and the soundtrack is already on everyone’s playlists. But apart from Gully Boy, there are eight more movies releases across all film industries of India that you need to look out for this week. Some of them feature your favorite superstars and one film has even been nominated in the Oscars! Check out the top movie releases of the week here:

THE WIFE

Director: Björn Runge
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce
Language: English

Behind a great man, there’s always a greater woman. This holds true for the Castleman family, where Joan is secretly writing the bestsellers that have made her husband Joe famous and also won him a Nobel Prize in Literature. The film interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful ambition with the portrait of marriage, compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. After having won many awards, Glenn Close is also set to be a strong contender at the Academy Awards for Best Actress.

Click here to read about all the Oscar nominees in theatres.

DEV

Director: Rajath Ravishankar
Cast: Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh
Language: Tamil, Telugu

With plenty of action, adventure, romance, and thrills, this movie is about a road trip inspired by the life of former Indian cricket captain and star all-rounder Kapil Dev. Most of the portions of the film include bike stunt sequences that will be thrilling to catch on the big screen.

ORU ADAAR LOVE

Director: Omar Lulu
Cast: Priya Prakash Varrier, Mohammed Roshan
Language: Malayalam, Tamil

A long-awaited musical love story and coming-of-age drama, Oru Adaar Love follows the life and times of a group of schoolmates who are best buddies. As they journey through the most memorable times of their lives, lasting friendships are forged and extraordinary tales of romance blossom. This film is also releasing in Telugu as Lovers Day and in Kannada as Kirik Love Story.

THE GAMBINOS

Director: Girish Panicker
Cast: Raadhika Sarathkumar, Sampath Raj
Language: Malayalam

The film revolves around a mother and her four sons as they deal with a life of crime. Things take a surprising turn with the arrival of a young man named Mustafa, bringing unexpected twists and turns to the tale.

ANANDI GOPAL

Director: Sameer Vidwans
Cast: Bhagyashree Milind, Lalit Prabhakar
Language: Marathi

This biographical drama recounts the life of Anandibai Joshi, who was the first female physician of India. The story chronicles her years of studying medicine at the Woman’s Medical College in Pennsylvania in the late 19th century and her subsequent return to India, followed by an early death.

CHEMISTRY OF KARIYAPPA

Director: Mr. Kumar
Cast: Chandan Achar, Suchendra Prasad
Language: Kannada

Chemistry of Kariyappa follows the story of a 32-year-old man and his father, a lawyer that helps him with “smart life equations”. The film is inspired by a real-life incident and is set to be a comedy entertainer.

I LOVE YOU (NANNE PREETHSE)

Director: R. Chandru
Cast: Upendra, Rachita Ram
Language: Kannada

Santhu is a young man who does not believe in true love. He keeps himself busy and his college alive with his mischievous antics. A few years later, Santhu meets his college lover Dharmika and falls in love all over again. Whether he changes his immature ways for Dharmika forms the rest of the story.

KALA SHAH KALA

Director: Amarjit Singh
Cast: Binnu Dhillon, Sargun Mehta
Language: Punjabi

An out-and-out comedy entertainer, Kala Shah Kala follows the struggles of a guy trying to find the love of his life. While this would otherwise be an easy task, this young man finds himself rejected multiple times because of his dark complexion. How he finds true love forms the rest of the story.

How many films will you be watching in theatres this weekend? Don’t forget to pre-book your tickets for the above movie releases and skip the queues at the box office window!

Escape Room: Film Review – Triggers Many Phobias

Verdict: The high-octane thrills make this psychological thriller worth a watch.

There are many kinds of horror films. Some rely on supernatural scares while others intensify the “gore” factor. Then, there are psychological thrillers that play with your mind, making the plot seem highly confusing for the most part. Survival horror movies are also common. Here the main plot revolves around a group of people trapped in a room with little means to escape. The last man standing is the winner. Adam Robitel’s Escape Room is one such film in this genre, which combines elements of survival mystery and psychological thriller to create a horror film suitable for all movie fans.

What’s Escape Room About:

The film starts with three characters (Logan Miller, Taylor Russell, Jay Ellis), each of whom is sent a mysterious box that invites them to play a real-life escape game. At the designated meeting place, they meet three other players (Deborah Ann WollTyler Labine, Nik Dodani) and before they realize that the game has begun, they find themselves trapped in a series of six rooms only with the most confusing clues that will help them escape. It might seem fun at first, but deadly traps are set in the rooms for the six players. Additionally, we come to realize that each room is designed on the players’ worst fears and traumas, making it even more difficult for them to get out. It takes strong will and a steady mind to finish the game, thus eliminating many players along the way. There is little redemption in the end but the story is set to continue in a sequel, giving us yet another survival movie franchise to watch out for.

What Works:

Unlike most survival movies that amp up the “gore”, Escape Room has a very PG-13 approach to horror, although it is rated ‘A’. However, the lack of blood does not take away from the suspense of the film. Instead, this horror movie tries to engage us with an in-depth look into each character and their worst fears. The actors here don’t just exist as props as they do in most horror films, but each character is relatable and you find yourself rooting for them, even as they are eliminated one by one. That’s what makes the emotional connection to this movie even stronger and director Adam Robitel ensures he controls your feelings towards the movie with every scene.

The cast also does a decent job as far as the horror movie genre goes. No one actor captures your attention but rather all six of the trapped characters act as a sole unit that keeps the momentum of the film going. The most striking feature of the film is the effect every room has on you. From claustrophobia to acrophobia, this movie tugs at the many fears that lie within a person, making you very uncomfortable but still have you wanting more.

What Could’ve Been Better:

Escape Room uses many horror movie tropes that can make it predictable at places. Having said that, the ending completely shocks you even though it can be a little underwhelming when compared to the suspense that is built up throughout the film.

Why You Should Watch:

If you do not have the stomach for gore but still enjoy horror films, this one might be suitable for you. Even regular horror movie fans can get their dose of psychological thrills with Escape Room, while looking forward to a new movie franchise in this genre.

7 Ways to Pamper Your Loved Ones with NCR’s Culinary Delights

Wondering where to go on your first date? Planning a get-together with old friends? Or simply looking for ways to spend time with loved ones? There’s one answer to it all – food. If you’re going to be out for a considerable amount of time with other people, you’ve got to keep your tummies full and your throats hydrated. With BookMyShow Activities, we bring you the best culinary options in your city, where you can enjoy a lavish menu of delicacies, be it buffets or à la carte. There is a variety of selections you can choose from for a Sunday brunch, evening dinner, mid-day get-together, and more. Here are the top events in NCR that are worth splurging on:

1. Culinary Delights at Cafe Knosh

Bask in the luxury of this multi-cuisine restaurant overlooking the magnificent pool. The spot is perfect for a light brunch with friends as well as a relaxed dining experience with a loved one. The buffet showcases a range of cuisines from Middle Eastern, Chinese, Indian, and Western and is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while the à la carte menu provides a personal selection of stunning culinary offerings. You can also opt for some baked goodies from the pizza oven.

2. Sunday Brunch at Pluck, Pullman Aerocity

Enjoy your Sunday with a diverse brunch that includes Indian and global cuisines, splendid cocktails, and an unlimited pour of champagne. This place is ideal for parents who wish to let loose while their kids enjoy the range of activities specially planned for them. You can also take a walk around the in-house organic farm, relish Pluck’s signature dishes crafted beautifully for your palate, or dig into the succulent plate of meats prepared for your utmost satisfaction.

3. Perfect Romantic Experience at Vivanta

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this dreamy venue provides the ideal setting to spend time with your loved one. Ignite the passion in your relationship with the perfect getaway from city life and a romantic evening by the terrace. Get treated to live music, a relaxing foot massage, and a lavish five-course alfresco dinner from a choice of four cuisines served to the view of Lutyens, Delhi. End the evening with a “Thank You” hamper that will leave you craving for more.

4. Lunch Buffet at Imperfecto Ruin Pub, Logix Mall

Want to savor delicacies from all over the world at one venue? Then this multi-cuisine restaurant is the place to be! Serving a rainbow of oriental, Indian, and Italian dishes as well as a continental fare, this unlimited buffet provides you a five-course meal consisting a salad, soup, starter, main course, and dessert, along with a fresh lime juice prepared in any style you want. You can enjoy all of this to live music performed for your entertainment.

5. Lavish Lunch and Dinner Buffet at NYC, Radisson Blu

Get a taste of Manhattan in Delhi with delicious spinach and ricotta gnocchi or a mushroom pizza. If you crave for something more Indian, there are a range of sumptuous dishes to choose from including the local favorite paneer makhani. In addition to the à la carte menu, the restaurant has an extensive buffet that comes with an interactive show by the chefs in the kitchen, which features a different selection each day.

6. Buffet at 64/6 – The Multi-Cuisine Restaurant

You can savor meals from around the world while sitting in an exquisite dining area of this multi-cuisine restaurant. Beginning with the traditional chaats and street foods of ancient Delhi, the buffet provides a wholesome culinary experience of amazing delicacies that you can relish with your loved ones. The meal ends with Teppanyaki-style ice creams served with nuts, fruits, and candies, which are prepared on a frozen table, so you can concoct ice cream flavors of your choice.

7. Poolside Brunch at Tara, The Roseate House

Bask in the sunlight of an open rooftop Japanese lounge as you enjoy a delightful brunch with your family every Sunday. Get treated to live music and open grills where you can see your food being prepared before it is served to you. This restaurant allows you to sit back and relax as you take in the stunning view of the infinity pool while sipping on a wide range of delicious brews and tantalizing your taste buds with some savory snacks prepared to your liking.

Hungry yet? Get booking for these culinary delights and explore a lot more by clicking right here.

There’s a Movie for Every Genre Releasing This Week

So far, January has been a month of biopics and other historical films. Starting the year with NTR Kathanayakudu and URI – The Surgical Strike, the month went on to bring us many more dramas like The Accidental Prime MinisterThackeray, and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Finally, as we enter the last week of January and the beginning of a new month in the new year, we have a week of movie releases for all kinds of filmy fans. Here are the top releases in every genre this week:

ROMANCE – Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Director: Shelly Chopra
Cast: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla
Language: Hindi

Welcome to the most unexpected romance of the year. Sweety leads a tumultuous life – on one hand, her family wants to get her married and on the other, a young writer is smitten by her. But what bothers Sweety the most is the secret that she harbors close to her heart that might not find a place of love and acceptance in her family or society.

Read more about the film here.

BIOGRAPHY – Mary Queen of Scots

Director: Josie Rourke
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie
Language: English

Take a lesson in European history with the tale of two sisters – Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I. Mary, the Queen of Scots, attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth, the Queen of England, who had previously helped Mary when she fled southwards seeking protection. This leads to her being imprisoned for years before finally being executed by her dear sister.

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THRILLER – Escape Room

Director: Adam Robitel
Cast: Logan Miller, Jay Ellis
Language: English

A classic survival movie, Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves trapped in a room. With no proper way to escape, each of them must use their wits to find the clues that will lead them out or die as the room gets more inhabitable by the minute.

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DRAMA – Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven

Director: Sundar C.
Cast: Megha Akash, Catherine Tresa
Language: Tamil

Reuniting separated families is a common trope in India cinema. This time, a young heir of an affluent family is set on a mission to bring back an estranged member. His path to success is riddled with plenty of action scenes and dance sequences to keep you entertained throughout the film.

FAMILY – Lonappante Mammodisa

Director: Leo Thaddevoos
Cast: Jayaram Subramaniam
Language: Malayalam

This is the story of Lonappan who lives like an aimless boat floating in a sea of struggles while mocking people that chase success. When he attends his school reunion, Lonappan revisits his older self and starts to reflect on his potential. Watching his classmates lead successful lives, he questions his own laid-back attitude.

SUSPENSE – Anukta

Director: Ashwath Samuel
Cast: Sampath Raj, Anu Prabhakar, Karthik Attavar
Language: Kannada

Revolving around a crime investigation of a murder mystery, Anukta is a proper blend of the psychological aspects of human emotions. With references to dreams and Daivakola (a divine culture of Tulunadu), this movie is a surreal experience that will keep you guessing till the very end.

KIDS – Dhappa

Director: Nipun Dharmadhikari
Cast: Deepali Borkar, Sharav Wadhawekar, Sharavi Kulkarni
Language: Marathi

A motley bunch of children living in an urban housing society join hands to rise beyond discrimination and religious bigotry to do what is right. Winner of the National Award for Best Film on National Integration, Dhappa is an uplifting tale that is of great relevance in contemporary times.

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7 Famous Hindi Films That Defined Daakus For Us

For some of us lucky folk who have never met a dacoit in real life, our idea of daakus comes from cinema. We see them as vicious monsters with too much hair and very little empathy. They generally dress in green or other colors that are camouflaged against the jungles where they reside. They look every bit as mean as they are and crossing their paths can lead to prolonged suffering and maybe death. It is possible that Bollywood has tarnished the image of daakus or probably even made them appear less ruthless than what they are in real life. Here are some dacoit movies that terrified us with their portrayal of these thugs.

Sholay

Gabbar Singh is Bollywood’s most famous dacoit and probably the biggest villain in Indian cinema yet. Portrayed by Amjad Khan, this character was the real star of the film due to his ruthless nature that became a caricature for movie villains to follow.

Paan Singh Tomar

Unlike Sholay where the villain stole the scene, this movie had the famous dacoit of Chambal Valley as the central character. His journey from the army to sports to finally banditry is highly noteworthy and Irrfan Khan portrayed it with a fierce passion in the film.

Bandit Queen

The most notorious female bandit of all time surely deserved a movie and this one starring Seema Biswas as Phoolan Devi in the lead role was even selected as India’s entry for the Oscars that year. The movie did not shy away from showing the dacoit’s dark past which led to her banditry.

Gunga Jumna

In a clichéd tale of two brothers who are raised on opposing sides of the law, this film starred Dilip Kumar as the notorious dacoit Ganga who is being chased by his policeman brother Jumna. We also get to see the softer side of the villain here, who is responsible for his brother’s success.

Mother India

A classic Indian film that received an Academy Award nomination, Mother India defined the dacoit film genre in Bollywood cinema. The dacoits, led by Sunil Dutt’s character, have a big part to play in the climax of the film before their leader is shot dead by his mother.

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai

Bollywood cinema’s famous antagonist Pran took on the role of a dacoit in his film, which also featured Raj Kapoor in a prominent role. With his smooth acting skills, it was difficult to tell whether he was a villain or the hero in this one.

Mera Gaon Mera Desh

One of Bollywood’s funniest clichés remains the naming of the villain. Here, the dacoit was called Jabbar Singh and was portrayed by Vinod Khanna. In true filmy fashion, the hero and the villain face off in the end and your guess for the winner is as good as ours.

Reminiscing the good old days of dacoit films? Bollywood cinema is all set to bring back the genre with the upcoming release Sonchiriya, starring Sushant Singh RajputBhumi PednekarManoj BajpayeeRanvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana in prominent roles. The movie is set in the 1970s in the Chambal area, which is famous for its dacoits. Let’s see if Sonchiriya manages to keep up the charm of the genre. Catch it in cinemas on the 1st of March, 2019. Until then, here’s a sneak peek into the movie: