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Bigg Boss-4: Launch episode pulls off a new record!

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Bigg Boss has proved to be ultra-popular with the Telugus, once again. Its fourth season is in the news for a glorious reason.

Its first episode, aired on September 6, has reportedly logged a resounding TRP of 18.5. This is the best number for a launch episode. The first three seasons of Bigg Boss Telugu didn’t register this kind of number. Hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna, the first episode was hugely awaited.

Meanwhile, ‘Jabardasth’ Avinash is all set to make a wild-card entry into the ultra-popular reality show. After the eviction of filmmaker Surya Kiran in the first week, Sai Kumar Pampana recently made an entry.

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Jabariya Jodi Review: (1.5/5): Sidharth Malhotra-Parineeti Chopra Starrer Steadfastly Puerile, Give It A Miss

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With ‘Jabariya Jodi’, director Prashant Singh brings in a light-hearted comedy based off a serious tradition of groom kidnapping to prevent dowry. However, the convoluted film fails to make an impact due to a scattered story and misfit casting. The film is neither able to prove its point nor makes audiences chuckle with a dose of comedy. In the end, all it does is leave the viewer extremely exhausted wondering how he/she sat through an inexplicably and unforgivingly long film. 

Director: Prashant Singh
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Aparshakti Khurana, Javed Jafferi and Sanjay Mishra
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance 
Date released: 9th July, 2019 
IBFC Rating: U/A
Duration: 139 minutes 
Reviewer rating: 1.5/5 

Setting the Scene:

The film opens in 2005 in a small town called Madhopur, the home of two schoolchildren- Babli Yadav and Abhay Singh. The first scene shows the former pushing the latter into the river when he tries to make a pass at her and that is how their love story begins. While the two of them bond, Babli has to suddenly leave for the big city after her parents come to know about her rendezvous. However, fifteen years later, the two meet at a wedding and as Bollywood as it can get, sparks fly! 

Plot: 

Patna’s Abhay Singh (Siddharth Malhotra) belongs to a gang of professional kidnappers in Bihar. Not only do they abduct educated and capable men who demand dowry, but they also keep guards on them till a child is born to the couple. Led by Hukam Singh, (Javed Jaaferi), the gang seems to be doing well, given the fact that they live in a palace. Bizarrely, the men that are dragged into tying the knot are miserable, and one might think that the women should be too, but they don’t mind!  Amid the seriousness of the issue that is blanketed with bursts of comedy and chuckles, is a budding love story between Abhay Singh and Babli Yadav (Parineeti Chopra). 

Verdict: 

What starts an innocent childhood love story, transitions into a story where a patriarchal society sees women as mere commodities in a blink of a second. Now while watching it, one might think that it has a great potential to address the social cause. But amidst, the disappointing love story and poor jokes, the essence of the story is lost. The lead pair of the film, however, don’t ‘stand out’ in terms of their acting, but due to their loud make-up and garish clothes. Bizarrely, both Abhay and Babli’s characters, do a completed 360-degree flip in the second half when they turn from their bold, no nonsensical attitude to lovelorn couples. If truth be told, one can give this film a miss and they won’t regret it. 

However, special mention to Sanjay Mishra (Babli Yadav’s father) who does a fantastic job, so does Aparshakti Khurana, Babli’s poetry sprouting friend who walks around with his heart on his sleeve and makes the audiences chuckle with his light-hearted one-liners. 

What works: The one-liners that make you chuckle once in a while. 

What doesn’t work: Music, No chemistry between lead actors,  inexplicably and unforgivingly long. 

 

 

 

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Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2: Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Rupal Patel and others shoot for a puja scene on the FIRST day

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Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2 has been in the news since the show was announced. The Devoleena Bhattacharjee starrer will go on-air from October 19. The show will be replacing Shaheer Sheikh and Rhea Sharma starrer Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. Rupal Patel plays Meenakshi Rajvansh in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke and now will be returning as Kokilaben in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2. The promo of the show was released earlier and we saw Devoleena Bhattacharjee aka Gopi Bahu entering in beautiful pink saree. She greets the audience with ‘Jai Shree Krishna’. She introduces a new character Gehna by cracking the same cooker and rasoda joke. She also describes Gehna a bit and says that Gehna gives her sweet surprises and sometimes even shock. The promo had raised the excitement level amongst fans and now a picture from the sets of the show has gone viral. Also Read – Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2: Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Rupal Patel and others shoot for a puja scene on the FIRST day

As per reports in Pinkvilla, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Rupal Patel and the other cast of the show shot for the first puja scene on September 22. A source close to Pinkvilla said, “Devoleena Bhattacharjee aka Gopi and Rupal Patel aka Kokila along with the cast gave their first shot for the show on September 22. They shot for a puja scene on the first day.” The first picture from the sets of the show has set the internet on fire. In the picture, we see Gopi bahu, Kokilaben, Rashi’s mother Urmila, Mota bhabhi and Kokilaben’s husband in the picture doing puja. Sneha Jain will be paying Gehna in the show and will be paired opposite Harsh Nagar. Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Nia Sharma, Bigg Boss 14 — here are the TV newsmakers of the week

Earlier, in an interview with Pinkvilla, Devoleena spoke about reprising her character after participating in Bigg Boss 13. She said that she wasn’t apprehensive about playing Gopi. “It is like continuing your own brand just like superstars Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar do in their films respectively. It is more about entertaining the fans. As an actor, I’m always up for it,” said Devoleena. On the show’s return, she said, “I was glad. Gopi was iconic and will always remain iconic. And yes, playing your iconic role after a break and that too on demand is called opportunity.” Also Read – Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2: Vishal Singh REVEALS he got a call from the makers to return as Jigar Modi

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Angels and Suitors ft. Mishibir, Kuhukunal, Samaina and Mineil – Episode 7

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Hi all!!! Sorry for the delay. Here we go…
Scene 1
Place: Ahmedabad

Beena comes to Bela’s home.
Beena: It’s good that both Rakesh and Anand are at home.

Bela: Why bhabhiji, is any important news?
Beena: Yes, I got a very good alliance for our girls. The grooms are from Mumbai. They also brothers of same family. They have a textile industry of their own. Very rich and even the grooms look handsome.
Preeti gets excited hearing the words handsome and Mumbai. Then she sees Naina and realizes the situation. Anand, Bela, Rakesh, Naina is extremely tensed. Arjun gets happy.

Arjun: Preeti, its your dream to get married in Mumbai, right? And also, you both can stay together.
Beena: Why everyone is tensed?
Bela: Bhabhiji, we didn’t think of their marriage yet. Naina has lot of dreams. She is going to do her C.A too. She is leaving to Mumbai next week.

Beena: So, what? To be honest, she doesn’t want to study more as they are rich enough to keep the girls happy. But if she wishes she can study. She can also meet the groom there. We all go there with her and fix the roka of both.
Rakesh: No, don’t pressurize Naina. Let her study peacefully.

Bela: Han bhabhiji, we can see for Preeti alone.
Anand glares her.
Anand: Both girls should succeed in their lives before getting married.

Beena: Bela, I can understand your feelings. Though you say that both are my daughters, now its difficult for you to say no to this good alliance for Preeti. The thing is, they need only sisters as bahus.
Bela: Bhabhiji, please don’t mistake me. I had never differentiated between Preeti and Naina. Both are my daughters only. I fed my br*ast milk to both of them. I didn’t know this condition. If you had said it earlier, such words would not have come from my mouth.
Beena gets angry.
Beena: Even I worry for them that they should get settle in a good family.
Anand: That has time Bhabhi. So please leave this topic.
Anand and Rakesh leaves. Bela goes in with Preeti and Naina.
Naina: Chachiji, I was scared.
Bela: Don’t worry Naina. Me, your chachaji, your dad are all in your side. Believe in them. They both won’t let any injustice happen to you both.

Naina and Preeti hug Bela.
Scene 2
Place: Patiala

Babita packs her stuff.
Hanuman too packs his stuff.

Babita: Are you also coming with me? Then who will take care of Arya?
Arya: I’m strong mumma. I will take care of myself.

Babita kisses Arya.

Hanuman: I will come with you due to your…
Babita signs no.
Arya: What due to papa?
Hanuman: Nothing my little chorni. I’m not going. We will have fun in these 3 days.
Arya nods happily.
Arya: I miss Veer Balika. She didn’t even spoke to me. I’m upset.
Babita: As soon as I go there, I will pull her ears and scold her for not talking to you. Okay?
Arya smiles.
They three share a hug.
Hanuman: Babita be safe.

Babita: Mini will be there with me. So, no worries.
She leaves.
Scene 3
Its Sangeet & Mehendi night.

Maheshwari family come to Rajvansh home.
All greet each other.
Abir introduces Neil and Mini to Kuhu and Mishti. They introduce Sameer.
Sameer makes a video call to Naina.
Naina speaks with Kuhu and Mishti too.
Kuhu: Ok Naina, you both speak. We will come leater.
Mishti and Kuhu goes.
Sameer speaks with Naina.
Naina: I miss you Sameer. Here my taiji brought alliance for me and Preeti. Then papa and chachaji said no.

Sameer: Don’t worry Naina. We have your family support.
Naina: Yes. Sameer, you look more handsome today.
Sameer: Yes, mumma selected this dress. She forced me to wear this today. I don’t know why. She is behaving strange. It looks as if I’m the groom.
Naina smiles.
Naina: Who is your bride then?

Sameer: She is in Ahmedabad talking with me wearing a frock.
Naina and Sameer blushes.
Vishaka comes and call Sameer. He ends the call and goes.
Varsha introduces Vishaka and Sameer to Meenakshi and Nidhi. Nidhi likes Sameer a lot. Then Vishaka send Sameer to go to Kuhu and Mishti.
Meenakshi: Varshaji, once Kunal-Kuhu wedding gets over, we will finalize Sameer-Ketki’s wedding.
Nidhi and Vishaka gets happy.
Mishti goes in search of Abir. He is nowhere found. She sees Neil in cooking area and asks about Abir.
Mishti: Neil bhai did you see Abir?
Neil: No Mishti.
He goes.
Mishti sees Mini.
Mini: Mishti, shall I ask you something?

Mishti: Yes.
Mini: Do you love Abir?
Mishti: Yes (blushes)
Mini: Then why are you delaying? Tell him.
Mishti: I’m trying for that only. But he is missing.
Mini: I have a plan. Let’s dance together in Sangeet and will propose Abir and Neil.
Mishti: You mean???
Mini: I mean you propose Abir and I will propose Neil.
Mishti: That’s a good idea. You love Neil?
Mini: Yes. We both love each other. But no one has said. I will be the first to tell him. I’m excited.
Mishti: Even me too. Come lets practice.
They both practice steps. Preet helps them in steps and songs.
Scene 4
Kuhu is applying mehendi. Kunal goes near her.
Kuhu: Finally, someone has found time for me itseems.
Kunal hits her head playfully.

Kunal: I missed you Kuhu. I will be with you for the whole function.
Kuhu: Really?
Kunal: Yes…
Kuhu hug him.
Mehendi artist: Mam, what initial should I put?
Kunal: You put KK.
Kuhu: KK?
Kunal: Kuhu-Kunal. There is no Kunal without Kuhu as well as no Kuhu without Kunal.

Kuhu smiles.
The Mehendi Lady puts KK on her hand. On seeing this, both Maheshwari family and Rajvansh family gets happy. They bless them.
Meenakshi calls a girl. She asks her to hide.
That girl: Why aunty?

Meenakshi: You are my going to be bahu. You need a grand entry. I made arrangements for them. Please wait till I say.
That girl: Ok aunty.
Menakshi: Kids, its sangeet night. Why are you still not have started your dance?
Abir: Ma, its going to start now. After a long time, I’m going to perform with Neil.
Mini and Mishti come.
Kuhu: Mishti and Mini, where were you both?
Mishti: We were practicing for dance.
Abir looks Mishti. She smiles. He too smiles.
Neil: Then you both can dance with us.
Mini: Even we were thinking the same.
Meenakshi glares.
The dance starts.
Mishti-Abir dance soulfully. Everyone is happy to see that.

The girl (face is not shown yet) looks at them and fumes.
That girl: What is happening there? Who the hell is she? Abir is just mine. I won’t let anyone to snatch him from me.
Abir and Mishti, while dancing has many eyelocks and they dance passionately.

Mini and Neil too dance soulfully.

Scene 5
Babita comes and hires an auto. Ashok hears Babita’s voice. He was standing far from her.
Ashok: Mita, I hear Babita’s voice. Even I feel her presence.
Mita gets shocked.
Mita: What are you telling? You are speaking as if you and she are eternal lovers.

Ashok: Don’t talk rubbish. Whatever it is, she was my wife once. I know her feel.
Mita looks surprised.
Mita: It looks you had feelings for her.
Ashok turns and sees Babita. Babita too sees Ashok. She sees Mita pregnant and their kid. Babita gets emotional and she leaves in auto.
Ashok: Mita, you go home with Vihan. I have some things to settle with her. I will come later.

Mita: But…
Ashok: Please understand. I love Mini a lot. Atleast she should allow her to meet me once. I will talk with her and come. You go.
Ashok leaves in a hurry. He follows that auto.
Mita is left in roads. She doesn’t even have money to go home. She cries hugging Vihan.

Scene 6
Suddenly, Babita’s auto gets repaired.
She sees Ashok in bike.
Ashok: I will drop you. Come and sit.

Babita: I don’t need anyone’s help.
Ashok: This is a new place and this area is very dangerous for women. You are my daughter’s mom. Come and sit. I plead you.
Babita ignores him and starts to walk. She sees Ashok has left.
Suddenly some goons come to attack her. She gets scared. She turns and hugs someone. He also embraces her. She looks up and sees Ashok.

Mita’s parents see this from far and clicks pictures. They send to Mita.

Mita gets angry seeing that. She asks them to come and pick her.
Ashok then fights with them. Babita looks surprised.
The goons leave.
Ashok: I told you nah. Come with me.
Babita goes with him silently.
Ashok sees Babita in mirror and in moon light. She looks beautiful.

Ashok thinks why didn’t he see such a beauty before in her.
The Rajvansh house comes. Babita gets down.
Babita: Thanks for helping me.
Ashok: Actually, I came to talk about Mini.
Babita: Mini…What?
Scene 7
The couples complete the dance. Mishti signs Mini. She nods and drags Neil and come out.
Meenakshi sees Mishti holding a ring. Even Abir sees her. Meenakshi is tensed looking at Mishti and Abir. She shouts to divert them.
Meenakshi: Abir, I told you about surprise nah? Here is the surprise. To all those present here, you people already know Kuhu as my younger bahu. Now its time to introduce my elder bahu.

She sees Mishti.
Mishti, Abir and everyone are shocked.

Meenakshi: Neha…my elder bahu.
A girl comes in a carriage. She gets down. (Face is not shown to audience) Abir and Kunal is shocked to see her.
Mishti breaks down.

She runs away. Abir si about to go behind her but Meenakshi holds him. Abir signs Kunal. He goes behind Mishti. Kunal consoles Mishti.

Meanwhile, Mini brings Neil out and proposes him.
Mini: Will you give me your time as a loan for me for the entire life?
Neil is shocked.

Mini: I love you Neil. I want you to continue your duty of protecting me for lifelong.
Neil is happy. He accepts. He hugs her. They both kiss each other.
Babita and Ashok is shocked to see this.
Babita shouts Mini.
Mini and Neil also gets shocked to see them.

!!!To Be Continued!!!
Author’s Note:
Friends, keep guessing the artist who plays Neha character. Leave your thoughts in Comments. Thanks in Advance. Next episode is on Sunday.

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