Alia Bhatt reveals why she chose Darlings to release on OTT and not in theatres

Alia Bhatt, who has co-produced and acted in Darlings, spoke about her decision to opt for the film’s digital release. It started streaming on Netflix from August 5.

Alia Bhatt co-produced Darlings along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. It began streaming on Netflix from August 5. The film is a dark comedy and features Vijay Varma and Shefali Shah along with Alia in the lead. The Gull Boy actress has bankrolled Darlings under her banner Eternal Sunshine, which is a dark comedy directed by debutant Jasmeet K Reen. In an exclusive chat with IndiaToday.in, Alia Bhatt spoke about the reason for releasing the film on OTT instead of theatres.

ALIA BHATT ON WHY SHE CHOSE OTT RELEASE FOR DARLINGS

When asked Alia Bhatt if it was always her plan to release Darlings digitally, the actress quickly replied ‘Yes’. Further explaining the reason, Alia said, “It was not something that we discussed during the pandemic. In 2019 we all had met with regards to Darlings, that’s where the initial talks began. Then in 2020, the world went into lockdown, but from the very beginning, we said that this is that kind of film which on a platform like Netflix will be very good, for various reasons. On Day 1 itself you reach out to over 190 countries, so who wouldn’t want that reach? As we all know the world has become a very small place thanks to content lying on OTT. We are consuming content of all languages – Korean, Spanish, South Indian, etc. It is something that has become very easily accessible now. We don’t have to take a flight or go to film festivals, it’s just a unique way of consuming content.

ALIA CALLS DARLINGS AN INTIMATE WATCH

She continued, “Also Darlings is not a large-scale, larger-than-life sort of spectacle, it’s an intimate, intricate story of all these characters and their lives and their journeys. So,I don’t mind where you watch it as long as you watch it. A film like Gangubai (Kathiawadi) you had to consume that film in the theatre first because that was the style, it was just a spectacle. But, Darlings is not that kind of a film, I am not saying it negatively. I’m just saying that it’s an intimate watch. So, I don’t mind watching it by myself. We are very happy that it is releasing on a platform like Netflix.

ALIA’S FAMILY LOVED DARLINGS

Alia also revealed that her family loved Darlings and had only good things to say about the film. She said, “When my father and my mother both love something they go on and on. Even Neetu aunty, when she saw the film, she also kept praising it. I feel like these are people who don’t need to praise me because they believe in not praising too much. They have that attitude that they want me to keep myself grounded, but they were extremely surprised and impressed. All those lovely words that you want to hear after the movie, they had all that to say.”

Ask her who is her biggest critic and she said, ‘My audience. See I don’t have the biggest critic like that. I think everybody is an audience at the end of the day. Having said that, there are a few people in my life who are very difficult to please, they don’t like anything that I do. Won’t name them, they are just a few friends of mine. For a change they really liked Darlings, so for me, it was like a win-win.

Ek Villain Returns Twitter Review: Fans give mixed reactions to Disha Patani, John Abraham film

Ek Villain Returns released on July 29. Fans have flooded social media with reviews for Mohit Suri’s directorial starring John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria.

HIGHLIGHTS

Ek Villain Returns released in the theatres on July 29.
It stars Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, John Abraham and Tara Sutaria.
The film is directed by Mohit Suri.

Your wait for Ek Villain to ‘return’ is finally over! The film, which released on June 27, 2014, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, was a box office success. The sequel to the film is titled Ek Villain Returns which stars John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria in lead roles. The second part released today, July 29, and Twitter is exploding with reviews. Here’s what fans have to say.

FANS REVIEW EK VILLAIN RETURNS

Ek Villain Returns pits John Abraham’s character Bhairav against Gautam, played by Arjun Kapoor. The two leading ladies, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria also add the fiery quotient to the film. Fans who watched the early morning shows of Ek Villain Returns took to their social media and reviewed the film.

3 OUT OF 5 STARS FOR EK VILLAIN RETURNS

IndiaToday.in gave Ek Villain Returns 3 out of 5 stars. Our review read, “The gripping plot of Ek Villain Returns is the winner with an engaging storyline. Mohit Suri, who did a good job with the first film of the Ek Villain franchise, brings a masala entertainer with massy dialogues, thrilling moments and good performances in the sequel. While there are some impressive stunts in the films, there are a few bad VFXs as well. The film’s music is good and the songs are melodious, but none other Galliyaan has a shelf life.

The film had many illogical twists and action sequences. They tried to show John Abraham to be immensely powerful, whose expertise lies in breaking glass, be it in high-rise buildings or a metro rail. He might also also remind you of Sunny Deol when he easily dislodges the pole in the metro train and breaks the iron gate in the zoo.”

ABOUT EK VILLAIN RETURNS

Ek Villain Returns is the sequel to the 2014 hit film, Ek Villain, which starred Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. While the first film of the franchise was about a conflict between a hero and a villain, Ek Villain Returns follows the story of two villains, with John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor essaying negative roles. Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani play the female leads in the thriller. The film is helmed by Mohit Suri. Ek Villain Returns marks John Abraham’s first collaboration with the director. Meanwhile, Disha Patani played the lead role in Mohit’s last directorial, Malang.

Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera makers to not release full Kaale Naina song before release. Here’s why

The teaser of a new song, Kaale Naina, from Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera was unveiled on July 18. However, the makers will not unveil the full song prior to the film’s release. Find out why.

Ranbir Kapoor is breaking his three-year hiatus from films with his upcoming movie, Shamshera. Ahead of its release on July 22, the makers have dropped many songs from the film that have gone on to become chartbusters. Be it Ji Huzoor or Fitoor, the Shamshera soundtrack has already become an audience favourite. Well, yet another song from Shamshera is out but the makers have decided to share only the teaser and not the full track. Wondering why? Let’s find out!

SHAMSHERA MAKERS TO NOT RELEASE FULL KAALE NAINA TRACK

After peppy and romantic tracks were released from Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor’s Shamshera, the teaser of a new song from the film, Kaale Naina was dropped by the makers on July 18. While the choreography and the song look refreshing, the film’s makers have decided to not release the full song prior to its release. The reason being, YRF feels there should be some surprise element and not reveal everything pre-release.

The YouTube description mentioned below the song can be read, “Saving the BEST for the last! It’s going to be dazzling, glorious and full of mischief! Kaale Naina song teaser is out, watch the full song ONLY ON THE BIG SCREEN! (sic).” The song has been crooned by Neeti Mohan, Shadab Faridi, Sudesh Bhosale and composed by Mithoon.

ABOUT SHAMSHERA

Shamshera releases on July 22. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Shamshera is produced by Yash Raj Films. It is reportedly set in the fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shudh Singh. In Shamshera, Ranbir Kapoor is playing a larger-than-life quintessential Hindi film hero for the first time in his career.

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha was conceived 14 years ago at Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa premiere

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha was envisioned during the premiere of Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa. Today, July 4 marks the 14th anniversary of the Imran Khan-starrer romantic comedy film.

It’s been 14 years since Abbas Tyrewala’s classic cult Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na was released. During the premiere of the film, Aamir Khan, who produced Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na got in a conversation with the writer of Laal Singh Chaddha, Atul Kulkarni. They got into a tête-à-tête where they discussed their love for cinema. That’s when Atul felt inspired to write Laal Singh Chaddha.
ATUL GOT INSPIRED TO WRITE LAAL SINGH CHADDHA AFTER TALKING TO AAMIR

July 4 marks 14 years since Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa was released and it’s been exactly 14 years since the idea of Laal Singh Chaddha was established. During the premiere of Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa, Aamir Khan and Atul Kulkarni discussed their love for cinema and how fascinated they were by the cinematic wonder of Forrest Gump. Laal Singh Chaddha is the Indian adaptation of the Hollywood film Forrest Gump.

Both the actors agreed that the film should travel to places and reach people. Post this conversation, Atul felt inspired to write Laal Singh Chaddha. The intention behind this production was to tell the story of an innocent young man who finds his way to live life with happiness. While the film is an epitome of love, the journey behind the making of it wasn’t easy. It took around eight years for Aamir Khan Productions to acquire the rights to Forrest Gump.
ABOUT JAANE TU… YA JAANE NAA

Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa was a huge success. The film still identifies with the youth of India and resonates with pop culture. From music to cinematography, everything about the film was appreciated by the audience. It stars Imran Khan and Genelia D’Souza.
LAAL SINGH CHADDHA STARS AAMIR AND KAREENA

Directed by Advait Chavan, Laal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi adaption of Tom Hanks’ Hollywood film, Forrest Gump. Starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh in important roles, Laal Singh Chaddha is scheduled to release in theatres on August 11, 2022. Earlier, the film was slated to release on the occasion of Baisakhi, April 14, 2022.

Blood, sweat and bruises! How Taapsee Pannu became Mithali Raj in Shabaash Mithu. Watch

Taapsee Pannu had to toil hard to perfect her role in Shabaash Mithu. The actress posted a BTS video of herself, prepping for the film.Taapsee Pannu had to toil hard to perfect her role in Shabaash Mithu. The actress posted a BTS Taapsee Pannu had to toil hard to perfect her role in Shabaash Mithu. The actress posted a BTS video of herself, prepping for the film.

When it comes to perfecting offbeat roles, you can totally depend on Taapsee Pannu to shoulder it effortlessly. The actress, who is playing Indian cricketer Mithali Raj in Shabaash Mithu, is currently busy with promotional activities. However, stepping into Mithali’s shoes wasn’t an easy task. Blood, sweat and bruises were involved. Taapsee took to social media and shared a video of how she got onto the skin of her character in the Srijit Mukherji directorial.
HOW TAAPSEE PREPPED FOR SHABAASH MITHU

Shabaash Mithu plays cricketer Mithali Raj in Shabaash Mithu. It will be interesting to note what she brings to the table this time. On July 5, the actress took to Twitter and shared a video of how she prepped to play Mithali. From maddening prep sessions to blood, sweat and bruises, the actress revealed it all in a BTS video.

SHABAASH MITHU TRAILER

The trailer of Shabaash Mithu dropped on June 20. The film follows cricketer Mithali Raj’s journey who is known for her record-breaking 23-year-long career in international cricket. She made over 10000 runs in ODI. The film is a tribute to the recently retired icon. The message of ‘nazariya badlo, khel badal gaya’ is encapsulated in the trailer with compelling dialogues and glimpses of Taapsee playing Mithali with utmost conviction.

ABOUT SHABAASH MITHU

Shabaash Mithu is a biographical sports drama film directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios. The film is based on the life of former Test and ODI captain of the India women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj. It stars Taapsee Pannu in titular role. Directed by filmmaker Srijit Mukherji and written by Priya Aven, the film is a coming-of-age story of women’s cricket in India as witnessed by the most successful woman cricketer. It will chronicle the highs and lows, setbacks and moments of euphoria of Raj’s life.

Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra trailer review: Exclusive peek

just got an exclusive sneak peek into Brahmastra Part One: Shiva trailer, set to release on June 15. Here’s what we thought.

HIGHLIGHTS

Brahmastra Part One: Shiva trailer is set to release on Wednesday, June 15.
Brahmastra stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna, among others.
Brahmastra is slated for a theatrical release on September 9, 2022.

It’s the seven-year itch. Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus Brahmastra took seven long years to make and IndiaToday.in got a sneak peek into what the trailer (which drops on June 15) looks like. Does it live up to the hype? Is it anything like the Marvel superhero movies? Does Shah Rukh Khan make an appearance in the trailer? We have all the answers, and more…

BRAHMASTRA TRAILER IS VISUALLY STUNNING!

Visually, the trailer is groundbreaking, especially if you put on your 3D glasses and watch it. Fantasy fiction, as a genre, needs strong VFX and CGI to support the filmmaker’s vision. In this case, Ayan has got the visual aesthetics right. Right from the opening frame to the sneak peek into the big fight scene between the good guys and the bad guys, the special effects of the film are stellar.

From the trailer, Brahmastra comes across as an intense love story, set against the backdrop of a fantasy-fiction world. Ayan is a master storyteller when it comes to narrating romance and, with Brahmastra, he takes two of the most popular romantic actors – Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt – and weaves a love story that’s pivotal to the plot. Oh yes, and there is also an intense romantic kiss between Isha and Shiva in one of the scenes.

BRAHMASTRA IS NOT A SUPERHERO FILM

You heard that right. Ranbir’s Shiva doesn’t have a cape or a suit, nor does he wear a mask or have gadgets taped to his hand. Shiva is a mythological hero whose divinity comes from our Indian Gods. Ayan establishes this at the very onset of the trailer, so as to nip the superhero comparison in the bud.

Amitabh Bachchan’s voice-over and presence take the trailer to another level. He seems to be Shiva’s mentor and part of the good guys’ team. Mouni Roy looks menacing and, clearly, she seems to have made the most of her Naagin success. In Brahmastra, she looks better and her character seems darker and more sinister.

The trailer keeps you on the edge of your seats and truly delivers what it set out to achieve – a new genre truly desi at heart, with India’s first indigenous mythological hero at the centre.

POSTI (Trailer) Prince Kanwaljit | Babbal Rai | Zareen Khan | Rana Ranbir

Starcast – Prince Kanwaljit Singh , Babbal Rai , Surilie Gautam , Rana Ranbir , Vadda Grewal , Raghveer Boli , Jass Dhillon , Malkeet Rauni , Rana Jung Bahadur , Tarsem Paul , Seema Kaushal , Bharti Dutt , Chandan Gill , Saudamini Kapur , Resham Ranjit

Written & Directed By – Rana Ranbir
Produced By – Gippy Grewal & Ravneet Kaur Grewal
Story , Screenplay & Dialogue – Rana Ranbir
DOP – Sukh Kamboj
Co Producer – Bhana La & Vinod Aswal
Singer – Jazzy B , Gippy Grewal , Babbal Rai , Rahat Fateh Ali Khan , Prabh Gill , Afsana Khan
Music – Jay K , Desi Routz , Late So New Ramgarhia

Mahi Mera Nikka Jeha (Official Trailer) | Pukhraj Bhalla | Hashneen |Jaswinder Bhalla

Ranjiv Singla Productions Presenting Latest Punjabi Movie “Mahi Mera Nikka Jeha” Releasing in Theaters on 3rd June 2022. Watch the Official Trailer right now!

Film | Mahi Mera Nikka Jeha
Produced By | Ranjiv Singla
Co-Producer | Rajesh Goyal , Ankit Jindal , Navneet Goyal , Raman Goyal
Director | Satinder Singh Dev
Staring | Pukhraj Bhalla , Hashneen Chauhan , Karanvir Deol , Jaswinder Bhalla , Anita Devgan ,Sukhwinder Chahal , , Seema Kaushal , Honey Mattu, Ekta Gulati Khera
Story By | Jagdev Sekhon