Jab Harry Met Sejal: Sound Check – A Gujju-Panju Musical Combo

Verdict:  Pritam re-creates the 90s magic.

In a time where remaking retro songs has become 'the' trend, the JHMS album really took us by surprise. The album sounds fresh and with the release of every new song, it only gets better. We realized that not only are the songs original but also catchy and it's pretty difficult to stop humming them once you've heard it. Then again, with an Imtiaz Ali film and Pritam's composition, could we expect anything other than a masterpiece? Now since you already know that we are in love with the album, we thought of breaking it down and give you a song-wise review for each.

Radha

Main Bani Teri Radha has a fair amount of retro and a fair amount of contemporary music and is a balanced mix of Hindi and Punjabi. Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shahid Mallya, this number is an ideal one for any mood.

Butterfly

Shown in a Ye Mausam Ka Jaadu Hai Mitwa kinda setup, this song emphasizes more on the Punjabi Culture and it's extremely energetic. Wedding or party, this song could be your dance number for both.

Safar

When meaningful lyrics and a melodious tune merge, Safar happens. Safar is just the kind of song one would want to listen to on a gloomy day driving back home. Irshad Kamil and Pritam may have just given us the song of the year.

Beech Beech Mein

Beech Beech Mein is somewhat like the club song you need when you have almost everything else from a wedding song to a romantic song covered in your album. No, it's not bad. It can totally qualify as your new party song for the season.

Psss..Watch SRK and Anushka during the launch of Beech Beech Mein, here:

Hawayein

We were almost certain that the best song of the movie was out when Safar released but this one got us a little confused. Arijit's voice and Shah Rukh Khan's charm may have made us nostalgic but they have managed to recreate the 90s magic even 20 years later.

So as we said, we're in love with all the tracks. Tell us what do you think in the comments below. Keep visiting this space for more updates and don't forget to read our review of Jab Harry Met Sejal here.

10 Times Nepotism Rocked

Being a star kid is not easy. You are in the limelight right since birth, the media eyes your every move, you are constantly compared to your parents and the audience has extremely high expectations of you. While these are the cons, there are also some good pros of being a star kid; for instance, you are born with a silver spoon, the world already knows about you without having to put any effort and not to forget, you are already ruling over social media. However, the biggest advantage of all is a direct entry into Bollywood.

In the last decade, the industry has seen many such debuts of star kids; some promising, some not so much. While there are many yet to make their way to the big screen, let us meanwhile look at some of our favorite debutantes in the last 10 years.

Ranbir Kapoor – Saawariya (2007)


The handsome Rishi Kapoor ka handsome beta made his debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya and has given us some really good movies like Rockstar, Barfi! and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Sonam Kapoor – Saawariya (2007)


Anil Kapoor's daughter is not only a fashionista but also a good actress. She made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Saawariya and after giving hits like Neerja, Sonam is all set to enter Hollywood.

Sonakshi Sinha – Dabangg (2010)


Good actor, great dancer. Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of Shatrughan Sinha made her debut opposite Salman Khan in Dabangg and since then has appeared in many movies.

Shraddha Kapoor – Teen Patti (2010) 


Although her initial two movies tanked at the box office, Shakti Kapoor's little girl came back with a bang in 2013 starring opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor in Aashiqui 2. 

Arjun Kapoor – Ishaqzaade (2012)


Boney Kapoor's son underwent a massive physical transformation before entering the industry and gave three hits, Ishaqzaade, Gunday and 2 States, one after the other.

Alia Bhatt – Student of the Year (2012)


One of the most promising faces of Bollywood, Alia, the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt entered the industry with the movie Student of the Year and has given hits like Udta Punjab and Highway. She is a powerhouse of talent.

Varun Dhawan – Student of the Year (2012)


Varun Dhawan not only has one of the best bodies in the industry but is also one hell of an entertainer.  David Dhawan's son entered the industry with Student of the Year making many girls fall for him.

Tiger Shroff – Heropanti (2014)


Tiger may be only four movies old in the industry but Jr Jackie has already won everyone's heart with his smooth dance moves.

Athiya Shetty – Hero (2015)


Suniel Shetty's little girl started her career with Salman Khan's movie, Hero, opposite Sooraj Pancholi. Two years later, Athiya is all geared up for her next release, Mubarakan.

Harshvarshan Kapoor – Mirziya (2016)


Kapoor family's second generation is also just as talented. Sonam's younger brother made his debut with Mirziya and we fell in love with his look. Although there is no news of his second movie, we hope to see him on screen soon.

Your favorite ticketing site turns 10 soon, so keep an eye for exciting offers and more. Also, don't forget to read 10 Modern Takes From Retro Classics.
 

10 Retro Hits you Heard Again in the Last Decade

It's not too hard to guess that Bollywood's newest musical trend has become remixing and remaking songs from the Golden Era, considering the frequency at which they are modifying them. The very recent and trending one being Hawa Hawa from Mubarakan which is actually inspired by the song in the 1994 movie Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se Hawa Hawa, Khusboo Luta De. To think of it, although they are not original, these mixes are increasing the popularity of the retro songs among the young people who haven't actually heard the originals. Don't you agree? And to be honest, they are quite groovy. Here are some of the popular tunes from the last decade, which are actually classical hits.

Bachna Ae Haseeno Lo Main Aagaya -Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

The 2008 song starring Ranbir Kapoor is actually a remake of his father's song from the movie Hum Kisise Kam Nahi.

Aapka Kya Hoga – Housefull (2010)

The item number Dhanno which Jacqueline danced to is a remake of the song Aapka Kya Hoga Janaabe Ali from the 1981 movie Lawaaris.

Dum Maaro Dum- Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

The title track of the 2011 movie Dum Maaro Dum which saw a stunning Deepika Padukone is remade on Zeenat Aman's song from Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971).

Naa Jaane Kahaan Se Aaaya Hai- I Me Aur Main (2013)

Well, this song is a little tweaked but we like John Abraham as much as we liked Sridevi in this song in ChaalBaaz.

Tumhe Apna Banaane Ka Junoon – Hate Story 3 (2015)

This one transformed from a romantic love song to a sensuous love making song. If you're still unaware, this song is a remake of Tumhe Apna Banaane Ki Kasam Khaayi Hai from the Sanjay Dutt-Pooja Bhatt starrer Sadak (1991).

Oye Oye – Azhar (2016)

While Tridev (1989) saw three beauties dance to this number, Nargis Fakhri single-handedly managed to do justice to the remake.

Laila Main Laila – Raees (2017)

Although there were a lot of remakes of this song from Qurbani starring Zeenat Aman, the one with Sunny Leone was the only one that qualified as a comparable remake.

Tamma Tamma – Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

Our favorite disco song from this year is a remake of Madhuri Dixit's popular number from the movie Thanedaar (1991).

The Humma Song – Ok Jaanu (2017)

Not like the Manish Koirala's Hamma Hamma was any less popular but the Aditya Roy Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor's version only added to the popularity. 

Saara Zamaana – Kaabil (2017)

While the song from Amitabh Bachchan's 1981 film Yaarana was already a hit, we are still trying to get over Urvashi Rautela's moves from her item number in Kaabil.

Your favorite ticketing site turns 10 soon, so keep an eye for exciting offers and more. Also, don't forget to read 10 Star Kid Debuts in the Past 10 Years.
 

All You Need to Know About Raag Desh

Tigmanshu Dhulia's Raag Desh, a movie based on the Indian National Army, is all set to hit the cinemas on the 28th of July. The National Award winning filmmaker who has previously given us movies like Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster and Paan Singh Tomar says that the Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Mohit Marwah starrer is his first war movie. While the excitement of how the movie is going to be is on, and you must know some facts before you go and watch the movie.

The story of the movie revolves around The Red Fort Trial of three men of the INA, who were accused of conducting war against the British.

Since it's a true story, it is said to even have snippets of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who led the freedom struggle. How can one forget the famous war cry, “Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe azaadi doonga." 

It's the first movie in Bollywood to have its trailer launched in the Parliament. Post this, it was attached to the movie Tubelight for mass viewership.

And if you thought that was a big thing, then let us tell you, the funds of this movie are backed by Rajya Sabha.

There is also going to be a special screening of Raag Desh at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the President Pranab Mukherjee.

While we wait for the film to release this Friday, stay tuned for our Raag Desh review.
 

Chalta Hai Comedy- I am Only Joking : Aakash Mehta Steals The Show

Stand-up comedies have become the "it" thing in entertainment. There are so many stand-ups happening everywhere in every city that people have actually started preferring those over movies now and as much as I agree to that, I'll quite shamefully even accept that despite the hype, I hadn't been to even one; until last evening.

So Chalta Hai Comedy was hosting their Dark Humor Special session called I Am Only Joking. Hosted by Punit Pania, the show had four other performers – Navin Norohna, Ameya Deshpande, Reza Noorani and Aakash Mehta along with a surprise act and the content was, as warned, dark. The show started with Navin Nornha's act, who was, without exaggeration, hilarious AF. While the other acts were a little shadowed by Noronha, they saved the best for the last. Believe me when I say Navin was funny, you have to know this Aakash Mehta is the baap when it comes to comedy. Having been a comedian for over seven years, this guy knows how to keep the audience engaged to his humor and make them fall off laughing. While Punit was a great host, and Reza and Ameya did a commendable job, I'd say Aakash stole the show.

The 8 pm show started at about 8.30 pm and exceeded by almost an hour of the duration promised but nevertheless, it was worth both, your time and money and so we found no one complaining. Also, to make it better, they even give you a free craft beer of your choice along with a 15% discount on your entire bill. How cool is that? So guys, all I'm saying is don't forget to catch them the next time they're around at Independence Brewing Company.
 

Lipstick Under My Burkha: Sound Check

Verdict- More Situational, Less Contemporary.

After endless controversies and bans, the most debatable movie of the year, Lipstick Under My Burkha, is ready to release opposite Sabbir Khan's Munna Michael this week. Starring four talented women, Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur, the movie is all set to create a revolution from what we hear and while the wait for the movie is still on, let us meanwhile get a quick verdict on what the songs of the movie are like.

Unlike most of the songs we usually hear, the songs lack a contemporary touch and may not be to everybody's liking. The film contains only three songs which are more or less situational and have an Afghani-Pakistani touch to it. Here's what we thought of them.

Starting with the first song, Jigi Jigi, which is the adaptation of an Afghani song, this one, for a serious movie, is a rather fun track and is more of a folk-based number rendered by Malini Awasthi. Also, to suit the film of course.

Next is Ishquiya. In the melodious voice of Neeti Mohan, this one is more of a party number one can move your leg and shake your hips to. Once again, not contemporary. This one has a retro feel to it. The usage of this song in the movie will be quite interesting to see.

The final song, Le Li Jaan, which is our favorite  was previously heard in one of the seasons of Coke Studio. Yet another Afghani number, this one has been composed by the Pakistani song writer Zebunnisa Bangash. Not only is this soothing to the ears but also fits in well.

As you wait for our Lipstick Under My Burkha film review, here are a few things you read about the movie. While Lipstick Under My Burkha was attracting a lot of controversies, they also designed some kickass promotional activities.
 

IIFA 2017- Who Wore What?

After being held in Spain last year, the 18th International Indian Film Festival Awards, IIFA  chose its location as New York this year. While a lot of it at the awards has to do with appreciating various talents in the industry, the 'who wore what at the green carpet' factor  doesn't really fade away. So without wasting any more time, let us show you what were your favorite celebrities seen wearing. From Alia Bhatt to Katrina Kaif, Neha Dupia to Dia Mirza and Sushant Singh Rajput to Jim Sarbh, we have an update on whose outfit was loved the most and whose wasn't. Take a look and maybe take some notes. 


5 Onscreen Supermoms of Bollywood

Mothers are a gift to mankind from God. Not only do they make life a lot simpler with the little things they do but they also know how to shower love effortlessly, don't they? This week sees the release of one such movie, MOM, where Sridevi crosses all her limits and boundaries only to fulfill all her duties as a mom. We thought of listing down some superhero mothers of Bollywood who ditched the society's rights and wrongs only to protect their child.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- Jazbaa


Anuradha (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), a lawyer, has to choose between the right and wrong when her 5-year-old daughter is kidnapped.

Nargis- Mother India


A poverty-stricken Radha (Nargis) somehow manages to raise her children saving herself from an evil money lender.

Sharmila Tagore- Aradhana


Vandana (Sharmila Tagore) is secretly married to a pilot, Suraj and is carrying his baby when suddenly the news of Suraj's death reaches her. Her son gets adopted and Vandana starts working as a servant in the same household. She even goes to jail in order to protect her child.

Jaya Bachchan- Kal Ho Na Ho


A single parent, Jenny (Jaya Bachchan) not only raises her kids but also takes care of her late husband's illegitimate child. All of this along with the constant taunts of her mother-in-law.

Swara Bhaskar- Nil Battey Sannata


Chanda (Swara Bhaskar), an uneducated lady works as a maid but wants a better life for her daughter, Apu. And she does everything in her power to provide her kid a proper education.

Isn't this beautiful? Don't forget to read our review of the film MOM right here.

Guest iin London: Film Review – A Farty Affair

Verdict: Paresh Rawal acts as the perfect torturous guest, yet again.

Somehow following the same lines of Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge which released in 2010 comes Guest iin London with the same director, Ashwni Dhir, but a different place and an almost different cast. Starring Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda and Paresh Rawal in the lead, the movie starts in the present with the notice of the guest arriving and goes into a flashback which is actually the story of the movie.

So here's how the flashback goes. Aryan and Anaya are having a sham marriage with ulterior motives of getting citizenship and a house from each other but their execution of the plan becomes almost difficult when an uninvited guest, who is, wait for it, Aryan's chacha's neighbor's tenant, comes and starts living with them. While on one hand, they are actually grateful towards him and his wife, Guddi (Tanvi Azmi)  for bringing real romance into their (Aryan and Anaya) lives. On the other, they are absolutely disgusted by his constant farts and (no we are not kidding, listen to this) poems and songs about farts, and of his wife too, whose sole purpose in life is to only justify her husband's farts with just one dialogue “Inka na, zara pet kharab rehta hai”. After patiently waiting for almost three months, the two start conspiring on how to get the atithis out of the house but as the story unfolds, you realize there is a lot more to it than what you thought there was. Basically, the movie starts growing on you after a point.

The songs of the movie are something you should look are for. If you're a Stereo Nation fan like me, you should totally wait for the last song Thoda Daaru Vich Pyaar Milaade which is a rendition of the old song and plays during the credits. Talking about the locations, they have beautifully balanced the city and the country looks all through the movie.

The 132-minute long movie contains a lot of farts, jokes on farts, poems on farts and even blessings on farts which is why we call it 'A Farty Affair' but the end is what makes the whole movie worthwhile. Of course, Kriti's style, Kartik's good looks and Paresh and Tanvi's acting only add Guest iin London and makes it more enjoyable.

Why You Should Watch This Movie
A little bit of emotion, a little bit of drama and an Ajay Devgn cameo which gives you nostalgia of Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge awaits. This movie is a family entertainer.

 

Here’s A Good News for Kartik Aaryan Fans

Kartik Aryan, also known as our famous monologue boy from Pyar Ka Punchnama 1 and 2 may be only three movies old in the industry but has already gained a huge fan following amongst girls. The AkashVani actor who is famous for having starred opposite Nushrat Barucha in his initial three films is geared up now for his upcoming movie Guest iin London with Kriti Karbanda and Paresh Rawal which is all set to hit the theatres this week. In case you have missed hearing about it, you can see the excitement on Kartik's Instagram posts. Here are a few selected ones.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank God ye mehman dimaag khaane ab thoda late ayenge #GuestiinLondon now to release on 7th JULY

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Isse pehle Guest Aayein Thoda Romance ho jayein #DilMera out now #GuestiinLondon bit.ly/DilMera_VideoS… @kriti.kharbanda @panorama_studios

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Waiting for d #Guests be like #GuestiinLondon #ThisFriday #7thJuly @kriti.kharbanda @panorama_studios

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But wait, the drama doesn't end here for all you Kartik and Nushrat fans. We know how perfect they are on screen and how good their chemistry is and so here's a video of their official announcement of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which is slated for a November release this year. Take a look!

Aren't you excited? Do visit this space for more updates and the review of Guest iin London .