Monthly Archives: May 2021

Here’s How to Watch ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ at Home

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ will be the first big-scale entertainment film of Bollywood that will have a multi-format release on May 13.

Actor Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is slated for a theatrical release worldwide on Thursday (May 13), adhering to the Covid-19 protocol issued by the government. However, the tent-pole film is opening at a time when India is going through an extreme crisis and most producers have pushed back their releases.

Salman’s fans are much excited about the movie which was due to release on Eid last year but was pushed owing to the pandemic and cinema closures. Finally, this year the movie is getting released but fans are worried about how to watch it since most cinemas across the country are non-functional owing to the pandemic. In cities where there is no lockdown, many still want to stay home during this testing time.

But fret not! Looks like one of the most loved actors also thinks about the health and safety of his fans and so he has planned the release of the film on digital platforms too.

Those interested in the movie can watch it on ZEE5 with ZEE’s pay-per-view service, ZEEPlex. Those using DTH platforms like Dish, D2H, Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TVcan also avail the service of ZeePlex at a price of Rs 249. Using ZeePlex, a user can book and watch the first day of the show from the comfort of their homes.

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will be the first big-scale entertainment film from the country that will have a multi-format release. In a recent interaction, Salman too said he would not encourage theatre owners to screen his upcoming film as he does not want people to say that they got infected with the virus when they went to watch the movie. He added that he is even incurring losses because of the nearly non-existent theatrical release of the film in India.

Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan Release Pushed Keeping Severity of Current Pandemic Situation in View

Farhan Akhtar’s sports film Toofan, which was slated to stream on Amazon Prime Video from May 21, has been put on hold.

The release of ‘Toofaan’, the inspirational sports drama produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra & Farhan Akhtar which is to be premiered on Amazon Prime Video has now been pushed keeping the current scenario of pandemic in view and ensuring the safety of all, until normalcy is restored.

Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures made the significant statement on their social media today and urged everyone to “stay home, stay safe and stay united”. They wrote, “The situation in India is truly heart-breaking, and we at Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the pandemic.

“In light of the the severity of the situation, our focus is completely on the pandemic and on supporting our employees, their families and in helping the wider community. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film ‘Toofaan’ until the situation improves. We will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time. Please continue to observe Covid Appropriate Behaviour. Also, please register and get vaccinated when it’s your turn. On behalf of the entire team of Toofaan, we urge you to Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay United. Jai Hind.”

The sports film was earlier planned for a September 2020 release. It was then postponed and slated for a digital release on Amazon Prime Video on May 21, 2021. The surge in the number of Covid-19 cases around the country is the concern of the hour and Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures joins the league of production houses which have put their projects on hold.

Jaaved Jaaferi’s Commentary in Lava Ka Dhaava Takes Us Back to Takeshi’s Castle Days

Jaaved Jaaferi’s new Netflix show Lava Ka Dhaava reminds us of his commentary days from the popular children’s show Takeshi’s Castle.

Seasoned Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi has a special place in the hearts of the late millennial and early Gen Z kids of India. During the late 90s and early 2000s, Jaaved showed his cool dance movies in Boogie Woogie, was a part of fan-favourite kids films like Jajantaram Mamantaram and most importantly, won hearts with his commentary in the Japanese show Takashi’s Castle.

Takeshi’s Castle was an adventure-based game show where the participants would have to navigate difficult obstacle courses. Some of them included scaling high walls, others had to cross a pond through ‘skipping stones.’ The show was also made interesting by the presence of ‘royal guards’ or pranksters who would try to stop the participants from completing the round successfully. However, no matter how many people won these obstacle courses they would always lose in the ‘final showdown.

Takeshi’s Castle was an integral part of our childhood. It was a super interesting and unpredictable show. But for us Indians, what made the show so special was Jaaved Jaaferi’s commentary. The actor was relentless, using his sense of humour and voice modulations to make puns and jokes about every situation. There were also segments called ‘Jaaved’s Ridiculous Replay’ where we would see a contestant falling repeatedly, added with a quirky thing that the actor said. The show was a riot, thanks to the actor.

Hence, we were excited when we first learnt that the actor is hosting a similar game show. The show, which released on Wednesday, is called Lava Ka Dhaava. It is a Hindi dubbed version of the American show The Floor is Lava. It is also a high-pace obstacle course where the participants have to go from one corner of a room to the other without falling in make-believe lava.

The concept of the show comes from the popular game and meme of the same name. In viral internet videos, a person could be heard saying, “the floor is lava,” and their friends would scarmble to find any furniture they can climb on.

This show takes it to another level. While the lava is make-believe, it is still hot and intimidating. The contestants, who play in teams of three, have to jump across rotating furnitures, slippery rocks and even insect infested walls to go to the other corner. It is also time-bound, after five to six minutes, the stairs that help you get out of the lava room start dissappearing, making the exit next to impossible.

The show is interesting to watch. It is basically like watching any other American game show like wipe-out. However, we cannot deny that Jaaved’s involvement in the show makes it a lot funnier. Of course, there are some jarring moments, like how the audience is supposed to pretend that the actor is actually communicating with the contestants, or the times where it seems like he is reading out of a script to synch it with what the contestants are saying. The language spoken is also too literal instead of colloquial to separate it from the original version. Hence, ‘Spider-Man’ becomes ‘Makdi Manav.’ It also gets a little repetitive after three episodes.

That being said, Laava Ka Dhaava is a fun show to watch. It is amusing to see people bring out their most competitive side only to slip and fall in fake lava. Since we are also living in trying times, a show like this is exactly the mindless and hilarious distraction we need.

Not to mention, this is the closest we will be to reliving our childhood days where the evenings would consist of us watching Takeshi’s Castle and MAD on Pogo. Jaaved Jaaferi is an amazing actor, who has done some amazing work across genres. However, Lava Ka Dhaava has reminded us of his sharp commentary skills and we hope he does more shows like this soon.

Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan Release Pushed, Harshvardhan Rane Exchanges His Motorbike for Oxygen Cylinders

Harshvardhan Rane set an example by deciding to sell his bike in exchange for oxygen cylinders. On the other hand, Toofaan which is to be premiered on Amazon Prime Video has now been pushed keeping the current scenario of pandemic in view.

Randeep Hooda, who will be seen playing the bad guy in Prabhu Deva’s Radhe, recently revealed that a fight scene with Salman Khan in the movie wasn’t scripted. The scene that takes place inside a washroom was imagined by Prabhu and Korean action director Myeong Haeng Heo on the spot.

During the ongoing crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, people all over the country, celebrities and commoners alike, are joining hand to help the ones in need. Recently, actor Harshvardhan Rane set an example by deciding to sell his bike in exchange for oxygen cylinders, as the country is facing an acute shortage of the same.

Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun, who tested positive for Covid-19, is currently in isolation at his home. The actor has almost recovered from the virus. He had very mild symptoms of COVID-19 when he had tested and didn’t develop any complications further. The actor is expected to come out of isolation shortly and resume the shoot for his film Pushpa.

Bigg Boss 13 contestant Shefali Jariwala, who is currently married to actor Parag Tyagi, recently opened up about her previous marriage and the abuse she faced in it. Talking to a leading daily, Shefali spoke about the abuse she faced during her first marriage with Harmeet Singh of Meet Brothers fame, which lead to their ugly divorce.

The release of ‘Toofaan’, the inspirational sports drama produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra & Farhan Akhtar which is to be premiered on Amazon Prime Video has now been pushed keeping the current scenario of pandemic in view and ensuring the safety of all, until normalcy is restored.

Radhe song Dil De Diya out. Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez show off quirky dance moves

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’s new song, Dil De Diya, is out. The song features Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez.

The new song of Salman Khan-starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, titled Dil De Diya, is out. The song features Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. The song’s music is given by Himesh Reshammiya. It is written by Shabbir Ahmed and sung by Kamaal Khan and Payal Dev.
RADHE NEW SONG DIL DE DIYA OUT

The song’s video starts with Jacqueline Fernandez showing off some awesome dance moves. Salman enters the frame later and gives a rocking performance.

ABOUT RADHE

Along with Salman Khan, Radhe also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff in pivotal roles. The film will be released in theatres and on multiple platforms on May 13. The producers are targeting to release the film in 40 countries across the globe. The film will be released on Zee5 with Zee’s pay-per-view service, ZeePlex. The makers have also decided to show Radhe on DTH operators like Dish, D2H, Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV.