Time Out started as a 12-minute short film that was showcased at the Cannes film festival in 2012. As the film received a lot of appreciation globally, it was made into a feature film. First-time director Rikhil Bahadur’s movie Time Out is the heart-wrenching story of two brothers Mihir and Gaurav Aggarwal.
Have you ever met someone who says they don’t like Queen? Or hasn’t heard (of) their music? Let’s hope not. Queen is among those rock bands who has left a lasting impression. The band has die-hard fans who swear by the absolutely legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Freddie’s fandom is an unbelievable constant even after his death. Freddie would have turned 69 today. The charismatic Queen singer was 45 when he died of AIDS in 1991, but he left behind a fabulous collection of songs that very few bands have been able to even measure up to. From catchy music to diverse genres and breathtaking concerts, the music of Queen still stays fresh in our hearts and minds.
Memories of that electrifying entertainer Mercury lives on. On that note, in remembrance of the legend, we bring to you some of our personal favourites. Read on…
Bohemian Rhapsody without a doubt has to be number one on the list. Considered as one of the greatest songs ever made, it has gone globally to be accepted as Queen’s master-work. The song expresses a different music style consisting of several sections without a chorus, an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage and a hard rock part. Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the most expensive single ever made at the time of its release. A song that still manages to give us goosebumps, a song that we will never forget.
In My Defence
Who doesn’t like a nice soulful ballad? Well, this song is just spine-chilling, a single that Freddie totally nailed. This song was written for a musical called Time by the English musician Dave Clark. Freddie performed this song only twice, once with Cliff Richards for the same musical and the last time was a lip-synced performance with Montserrat Caballe in Barcelona. We wish he had performed this song more often.
Stone Cold Crazy
Queen songs span various genres, ranging from funk to heavy metal and the list goes on. Stone Cold Crazy is one such song where Queen rocked the heck out and Freddie hit it out of the park with his vocals. Later on, the mighty Metallica covered this song and totally nailed it. A cover that did full justice to the song.
A song that was the band’s breakthrough hit in the 70s. A killer track that oozes style and meticulous vocal harmonies.
Somebody to Love
Freddie’s fondness and fascination for Aretha Franklin played a major role in the creation of this song; a song where he asks God to help him find somebody to love. This is widely reputed to have been Freddie Mercury’s favorite song he ever wrote.
We Will Rock You
A song nobody, NOBODY except Freddie can sing (although just about everybody does). From the classic beats to the epic stadium chants, We Will Rock You is one such song that claims to rock you and does exactly that.
She’s the youngest amongst the lot of new entrants in Bollywood and at 22, she’s accomplished more than anyone else. After a successful debut in Student Of The Year in 2012, Alia Bhatt didn’t really have much to talk about in 2013. But things changed in 2014. She soared high and had 3 back-to-back hits: Highway, Two States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. She is unstoppable and is killing it with her remarkable talent. She is already ruling the silver screen, and her line-up of upcoming movies looks fantastic. Read on to discover the five defining moments of this feisty actress’s career and why we think she is the next big thing!
It’s raining biopics. Right from the lives of celebrities to sportsmen, cinema’s fascination with real life stories isn’t new. Stories of influential personalities have been making their way to the silver screen for a while now. The film industry is all about glam and glitter, and with increasing biographical films based on eminent personalities, the common man’s story often gets unnoticed. Yes, there have been famous personalities who have led extraordinary lives and it is no surprise movies are made based on them. However, there have been instances when some common people with uncommon stories made headlines and everybody including Bollywood took notice. We give you a lowdown of some such biographical films. Read on.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that some of our top actors also happen to be really good singers. From dancing, doing their own stunts to now singing, actors are going all out to multi-task. Back in the day, there was one Kishore Kumar. In recent times it has become quite the thing for actors to show-off their singing abilities. Most recently, Salman Khan lent his voice in his home production film, Hero. Before Salman, Priyanka Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan and many more have tried singing in their movies and met with their fans’ approval. Take a look.
It has been more than three years since Agneepath (2012), and Karan Malhotra is back again with another action flick, Brothers. The film is an official remake of the hit Hollywood film, Warrior (2011), which starred Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton in the lead. The Hindi remake will star Akshay Kumar,Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez in leading roles supported by Jackie Shroff and Shefali Shah. Brothers promises to be another action film riding high on drama. And if the trailer and the foot-tapping soundtrack don’t have you hooked already, we give you five reasons to watch the film, which releases this Friday.