Bollywood May

The best dressed divas

25-Aishwarya-RaiCannes Film Festival saw fashionistas dazzling in stunning gowns on the red carpet. Though the Cannes Film Festival is about movies and celebrating the talents in the industry. Its red carpet is a place where the best of the gowns are sashayed by fashinistas, thereby making it a fashion carnival. There’s one thing unique to Ash. She was the first Indian actress to walk the red carpet at Cannes. The former beauty queen was seen strutting her stuff in this dramatic and stunning Ralph and Russo number that spelt couture in all its glory.

An American tabloid labelled Katrina’s first ever red carpet appearance as ‘awful’.

Dil Dhadakne Do‘DIL DHADAKNE DO’

The Mehras, the dysfunctional Punjabi family in Zoya Akhtar directorial Dil Dhadakne Do, will be going on an extensive multi-city tour to promote the highly anticipated film, and if all goes as planned they will also be joined by Pluto, the dog who plays a pivotal role in the movie. Dil Dhadakne Do is about this Punjabi family on a cruise across the Mediterranean, and how they discover love and friendship during their vacation.

The film, which stars Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Shefali Shah and Priyanka Chopra, will release on June 5.

Aamir Khan(5)DANGAL

mallika_sherawat_wallpapers_hd_2-001After the success of Gajini and PK Aamir Khan has worked out a lot and gone through a physical transformation to play the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film, Dangal. Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan has always done things his way, be it preparing himself for films or promoting and marketing them. This time around, the actor has worked out a lot and gone through a physical transformation to play the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film, Dangal.

Aamir Khan, who has gained about 20 kgs for his role, is also undergoing strenuous workout sessions to acquire the strength of a wrestler. Dangal Movie will revolve around the sport of wrestling and Aamir will essay the role of wrestler Mahavir Phogat, the father of Indian women wrestlers Geeta and Babita Kumari Phogat. Mallika Sherawat apparently auditioned for the role of Aamir’s wife.


ghani-bawri-tanu-weds-manu-returns-1Tanu Weds Manu Returns has already turned out to be a huge hit at the ticket windows. While the film collected more than Rs 8 crore on its first day, it’s second day showed spectacular growth.

Straight away, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a total delight that keeps you laughing, sighing, cheering – and guessing throughout. After a stormy romance, Tanu (Kangana) married Manu (Madhavan) four years ago. But in London, the sparks between them die.

Separating sourly, Tanu returns to her hometown, lighting Kanpur up with her wild-child Bohemian ways while Manu mopes in Delhi until he meets Haryanvi athlete Kusum (Kangana) – who resembles the woman he once loved. Will Manu and Kusum find romance – despite Tanu returning to Manu’s life?

Tanu Weds Manu Returns boasts one of the finest double roles ever in Hindi cinema. Kangana is breathtakingly good, both as doll-like drama queen Tanu and simple, dignified, earthy Kusum, whose wide-eyed honesty, flat, sporty figure and large, dusty teeth contrast sharply with Tanu’s peachy prettiness, her dressy appeal, her petulant rosebud mouth, her vain, glittering fragility. Each role is performed with sensitivity, precision and flair, Kangana displaying the confidence of a talent Queen.

Alongside, Madhavan does a fine job as quiet, often morose, sometimes hopeful Manu – his shyly searching look at Kusum, wearing ear-rings he’s gifted her, is lovely. Deepak Dobriyal smashes it as Manu’s chatty buddy Pappi. Deepak carries off superb lines with breezy perfection, scolding his confused friend with, “Are you Salman Khan jo commitment nahin choroge?”, mumbling and grumbling through a sparkling performance.

Other roles – Kusum’s brother Omi to creepy lawyer Chintu – click like clocks while Jimmy Shergill, as Tanu’s smouldering gangster-contractor ex, is reliably intense.
Packing in eccentric characters, hilarious scenes – Manu’s mother has a whole monologue, nagging – and emotions that tug at your heart while tickling you pink, crisp editing and deeply authentic visuals keep surprising. The music glows while gemstone-like scenes evoke crazy romance, crushing heartbreak – and delightful new crushes.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns with double fun – and philosophy.

Aanand L. Rai merits applause for his masterful direction of Himanshu Sharma’s rich, riotous story. Evoking a new-age Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Rai keeps things tight, light, yet layered – and handles two leading ladies, one of whom deserves an extra half-star.