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Rudhrama Devi

I give marks : 3.5/5

Rudhrama Devi is a 2015 Indian Telugu 3D historical film based on the life of Rudrama Devi, one of the prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty in the Deccan Plateau, and one of the few ruling queens in Indian history. She was a brave ruler with good administrative skills and brought several changes to the kingdom with her revolutionary rule.

The story depicts 850 yrs old the Kakatiya Dynasty who ruled from Orugallu, now known as Warangal in Telegana State, circa 1259- 1289.

 Anushka Shetty , Allu Arjun , Rana Daggubati ,Ulka Gupta ,Vikramjeet Virk ,Prakash Raj acted very well. Anushka Shetty and Ulka Gupta both looked very beautiful.

Anushka Shetty has played the title role in "Rudhramadevi" and has done a brilliant performance.  Allu Arjun plays her childhood friend Gona Ganna Reddy and his entry is enough to drive the Mega fans towards theatres.

The first half of the movie is crisp, fast-paced and very entertaining and the director has really done a brilliant job. Huge Sets, Beautiful scenes,  Ilaiayaraja's music, Ajayan Vincent's camera work, VFX work, Tota Tharani's brilliant art direction, Neeta Lulla's costume designs and 3D effects are among the main attractions of the film. The war scenes of "Rudhramadevi" have been choreographed very well. Especially, the eagle and snake attacks, which have been created through the special effects, are amazing.

I liked the movie.

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Rudhrama Devi


Movie: Rudramadevi
Rating: 2.5/5
Banner: Gunaa Team Works
Screenplay, Producer and Direction: Gunashekhar
Dialogues: Parachuri Brothers
Music: Ilayaraja
Cinematography: Ajaya Vincent
Editor: Sreekar  Prasad
Art work: Thota Tharani
Action: Peter Hein and Vijay
Costumes: Neeta Lulla
Presented by: Smt Ragini Guna
Narrated by: Chiranjeevi



    Anushka Shetty --- Rudrama Devi
    Allu Arjun --- Gona Ganna Reddy
    Rana Daggubati --- Chalukya Veerabhadra
    Ulka Gupta --- Young Rudrama Devi
    Vikramjeet Virk --- Mahadeva Nayakudu
    Prakash Raj --- Shiva Devaiah
    Krishnam Raju --- Ganapati Devudu
    Suman --- Hari Hara Devudu
    Adithya Menon --- Murari Devudu
    Nithya Menen --- Muktamba
    Aditi Chengappa --- Ganalamba
    Catherine Tresa --- Annambika
    Hamsa Nandini --- Madanika
    Ajay --- Prasadaditya
    Baba Sehgal --- Naga Devudu

    Raza Murad --- Singanna

    Budget : 72 crores
     Language: Telugu
     Tollywood's first 3D film.

     Dubbed in: Tamil, Malyalam and Hindi.



I give 3.5/5 marks to Jazbaa.

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan returns to the big screen after five long years with director Sanjay Gupta's  thriller Jazbaa. Jazbaa, is a remake of the 2007 South Korean film 'Seven Days'. 

Jazbaa is a good intense, emotional thriller, brilliantly directed by Sanjay Gupta. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Shabana Azmi performed very well. All the actors acted well.

Aishwarya's fresh appearance, Irrfan Khan's punches and superb Climax made the film watchable.

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Aishwarya Rai plays Anuradha Verma/Anu, a hotshot lawyer who has never lost a case. She's also a loving and caring single mother who seems to be balancing her personal and professional life perfectly. All is well until the daughter gets kidnapped and as ransom Anu needs to take on the case of a convicted rapist and murderer named Miyaaz (Chandan Roy Sanyal) and get him bail.

In this mix is her college friend and  police inspector Yohaan (Irrfan Khan). Yohaan has been suspended on charges of corruption and expects Anu to help him out of the mess. This is before he gets involved in her predicament as he's the cop who put Miyaaz in jail in the first place.

Earlier Sanjay Gupta directed many films like Zinda, Musafir, Kaante.


'The Walk'

'The Walk' 

My marks to this movie : 4.5/5

Yesterday I saw 'The Walk' movie and I was totally impressed with this movie . This is one of the movies which I'd love to see again and again.

Everything the story, the music, the picturisation, the acting was just superb. 

When the movie started, I was enjoying it as an audience but when the real adventure begins I started identifying with the hero, as if it is my life. I have a fear of heights but still I enjoyed the movie.

The perfect use of 3D, the breathtaking scenes of 'the walk' and music and ofcourse superb acting of leading actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt made this movie the most worth seeing movie. 


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The Walk


 Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit 
 Ben Kingsley as Papa Rudy
Charlotte Le Bon as Annie Allix

 *It was produced, written and directed by  Robert Zemeckis the producer, director of 'Back to the future'' triology.

*' The Walk' is based on the true story of Frenchman Philippe Petit, who, in August 1974, walked across a tightrope suspended from the tops of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in New York.

*He named this mission 'the coup'.

 The Man on wire - Philippe Petit (now)

*Philippe Petit personally trained the actor Gordon-Levitt how to walk on wire. And after an elaborate workshop of eight days, the actor was able to walk on the wire alone.

  The Man on wire - Philippe Petit (then)

 The books written by Philippe Petit

 To Reach the Clouds
 On the High Wire
 Cheating The Impossible


The book about  Philippe Petit

 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein


My Views and Reviews - Drishyam


I am not a film critic, I am a movie lover. Here I am sharing my view about the films which I watch. These are my personal views.

Last week I watched Drishyam, a complete enjoyable thriller after so much time and I liked it.

I liked the story. Sexual abuse and blackmailing is a big problem which parents of girls are facing these  days. Life takes a sudden U turn when such a thing happens unfortunately.

The tight script kept me totally engrossed in the film. I was curious to know that what will happen next. How the father will save his family. The hero manages the whole stormy situation confidently and calmly using his common sense. He tries to save his family and finally succeeds in doing so. Our sympathy  is with the family due to the loving and protective behavior of parents towards an adopted girl child.

Father’s calmness, strength, cleverness was beautifully shown by  Ajay Devgn. His eyes and walk added so much to his role. I was happy to see Tabu after so much time. Tabu looked smart and fitted into the role perfectly. She acted the role of arrogant  police officer efficiently. She was good as ruthless IGP Meera Deshmukh. Rajat Kapoor was good as understanding father and husband.

Everybody acted beautifully, especially the little girl. Shriya Saran looked glamourous and acted beautifully. Ishita Dutta looked and acted beautifully. Sameer was also good as a spoilt brat.

There were no unnecessary drama scenes. What I liked the most was the picturisation of their mutual trust and support . They believe each other and face the turmoil together courageously . The slow pace of the film matches the situations shown in the film.

The beautiful  location was a refreshing change. location, thrilling climax and brilliant acting of Ajay as a strong and protective father, Tabu as a strict police officer,  Baby Mrunal Jadhav as a sweet little girl who loves her family so much that she tolerates all the torture by the ploice. But one actor who supports the entire cast by his powerful and extra-ordinary acting was Kamlesh Sawant  who was superb  in the role of the corrupt unscrupulous sub-inspector, Gaitonde.

As far as music is concerned, all songs were the part of the film but I liked  ‘Dum Ghutta Hai’.

 But the real hero of the film was the unexpected and fantastic climax. 

Here I am presenting some facts about the film: 

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Producer: Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare and Abhishek Pathak
Writer: Upendra Sidhaye (Adapted Screenplay & Dialogue)
Story : Jeethu Joseph
Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics: Gulzar
Background Score: Sameer Phatarpekar
Cinematography: Avinash Arun
Editing: Aarif Sheikh
Production company: Panorama Studios
Distributer: Viacom 18 Motion PicturesRelease dates: 31 July 2015

Star cast:
Ajay Devgn: Vijay Salgaonkar (Cable, TV operator)
Shriya Saran: Nandini (Vijay’s wife)
Tabu as: IPG Meera Deshmukh
Rajat Kapoor as: Mahesh Deshmukh (Meera’s husband)

Rishabh Chadda as :  Sameer Deshmukh (Meera’s son)
Ishita Dutta as: Anju (Vijay’s elder daughter)
Baby Mrunal Jadhav as:  Anu (Vijay’s younger daughter)
Kamlesh Sawant as: Sub-inspector Gaitonde

  Story Line:

Drishyam is a family oriented film, an imotional thriller. Drishyam is the story of a happy family whose lives turn upside down and the father tries hard to protect his family. Ajay Devgn, who plays a school dropout common man in this film, removes all the clues using  his intelligence and common sense  to save his family from the disaster.

Interesting facts:

*The film is a remake of the Malayalam film of the same name, directed by Jeethu Joseph with Mohanlal and Meena in the lead.

*Ajay Devgn, known for his hard-hitting performances in films like Zakhm, Omkara, Gangajal and Singham, returns this year with his solo release – Drishyam

* Tanushree Dutta's  younger sister, Ishita Dutta, is  making  her Bollywood debut with Drishyam.

*Ajay Devgn said,” It took me 30 seconds to decide whether I should do a Zakhm or not, as in 30 seconds, Bhatt sahab narrated me the idea and I could see the emotion on his face and I said, `Done. I am doing it.' I have not heard anything like that. That's what I found in Drishyam after a long time – the script, the sensibilities, and the intelligence and keeping all that in mind, it is completely an edge of-the-seat commercial thriller."

*Nishikant Kamat who has set a benchmark for his direction in films like 'Force' and the award winning Marathi film like 'Lai Bhaari' and Dombivali Fast, is back with a thriller.

*After a long gap of 16 years, Ajay and Tabu are appearing again on silver screens with ‘Drishyam’. They are childhood friends.
*Not just Bollywood celebrities, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has also praised the film.
*The film was entirely shot  in Goa.


My Views and reviews - Bahubali

I am not a film critic. I am a movie lover. I enjoy every movie. I see them, enjoy them and learn from them. I am 63 yrs. old house wife. I have seen many Hindi movies but thanks to TV I got a chance to see movies from all parts of the world. Some I liked,some I loved, some I did’nt like.
Today’s films are technically much better than the old ones, but I personally  feel that old films were far better than today’s films in terms of entertainment, story, music as well as acting. But it is not that I don’t like today’s films. 

I saw some movies which I liked very much. Today I want to share my experience with you.

Last week I saw BAAHUBALI  (hindi) movie. Believe me I thoroughly enjoyed this movie as a viewer. I felt as if I am reading old king stories from Chandamama. It was a beautiful  blend of modern technology and old way of telling a story. It was a visual treat. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It took me to the beautiful imaginary world of historical stories.
I liked the waterfall scenes very much. I liked the sea scene in the beginning of film the most. The  white sari, flowing long hair of Tamannaah in the song reminded me of Apsara paintings. 

Tamannaah as Avanthika

The battle scenes were really very good. I enjoyed the language spoken by the leader of dacoits. And of course swamiji  brought smile to our face. 

Performance wise every actor was very good. But personally I liked Ramya’s performance the most, especially the sea scenes.

And which I liked the most about film, was its fantastic  music. The whole film was shot beautifully. I was so engrossed in the movie that in the end I realised and slightly disappointed that we have to wait for the second part till next year.

I was amazed by the whole unit’s dedication, efforts and hard work. I was so impressed with the movie that I searched internet, read magazines to know more about this film. Here I want to share with you all the  information which  I got.

Name: Baahubali: The Beginning (Hindi)             
Production: Prasad Devineni, Shobu Yarlagadda               
Direction: S. S. Rajamouli
Music: M. M. Keeravani
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir,
Edition:Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Cinematography:K. K. Senthil Kumar
Production Designer: Sabu Cyril
Visual Effects Supervisor: V. Srinivas Mohan
Distributed (Hindi):Dharma Productions
Release dates  :July 10, 2015
Country :India
Language :Hindi
Production company: Arka Media Works
Distribution: Dharma Productions

 Prabhas as Baahubali

*Prabhas: Shivudu/Mahendra Baahubali/Amarendra Baahubali
*Rana Daggubati: Bhallala Deva
*Anushka Shetty: Maharani Devasena
*Tamannaah: Avanthika
*Ramya Krishnan: Sivagami
*Sathyaraj: Karikal Katappa Nadar alias Katappa
*Nassar: Bijjaladeva
*Rohini: Sanga
*Tanikella Bharani: Swamiji
*Adivi Sesh: Bhadra

 Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami
Interesting facts:

*"Baahubali" is a two-part period movie written by V Vijayendra Prasad and SS Rajamouli. The first part titled "Baahubali - the Beginning" was released on 10 July and become the fourth highest grosser Indian movie with its 25-day worldwide collection reaching Rs 500 crore. 

 *The second part titled "Baahubali - the Conclusion"will be released in July,2016.
* "Baahubali: The Beginning" is the most expensive production in the history of Indian cinema to date.

* K. V. Vijayendra Prasad is the screen writer of Baahubali, who is co-incidentally also the writer of another Bollywood super-hit film Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

* Rajamouli's first film using digital camera and the principal photography began at Rock Gardens in Kurnool on 6 July 2013.
* It took a total of 733 days which is two years and three days from the start of the shooting to the film releasing in theatres. Over 2000 junior artists were employed for the shots where the fighters of the army are seen fighting a legendary war. In total, the film took three years from pre-production work staring to making it to the theatres.

* There are 5000 VFX shots (visual effects) used in the entire film to give it the massive appeal and the plushy finish that can be expected from a film releasing in 2015. The film was released in over 4000 theatres when it released on 10th July 2015.

* The Same VFX Team Worked For Baahubali And Jurassic World. The film’s 90% part is VFX work.

* 17 VFX Studios Worked For The Film.

Anushka Shetty as Maharani Devasena

* Baahubali’s visual effects along cost a shockingly heavy amount of Rs. 85 crores!

*The budget of Bahubali was set at around Rs 200 crore but it went on to cost almost Rs 250 crore to make the film. Nearly 10 per cent of the cost was for Prabhas, the main star who roped in Rs 24 crore for the film over a period of two and a half years.

* During the pre-production stages when the sketches were being prepared for the actual sequences a lot of them were put on paper. Over 15,000 sketches were used over a span of 1 year  to be used for the scenes shot for the film.

*The wars scene required all the soldiers to have weapons in their hands and pretend to attack the opposing forces. For the war scenes, over 20,000 weapons were designed and used in Bahubali.

* Over a hundred acres of Ramoji Film City’s land was used to shoot the massive war sequences for the film. For the scenes where farm land was required, 20 acres of land was cultivated with maize crops to get the authentic shot.

* 3 years hard work went into the movie making. Rajamouli and his crew worked for almost 3 years for the completion of the movie which will be released in two parts. 

* The film’s Twitter handle posted a picture of the ‘world record’ movie poster. The poster was unveiled in Kochi. The movie Baahubali has entered Guinness Book of World Records by making the largest poster ever. History had been made through this grand poster of “Bahubali : The Beginning”. The poster has the dimentions of 50,000 sq feet.

* Prabhas didn’t do any movie in this period of 3 years. 

* Prabhas  postponed his marriage.

* The makers of the film had gifted Prabhas some major league Body Building equipment imported from overseas. The equipment had cost them a whopping 1.5 Crore INR.

* Baahubali’s two leading shining stars, Rana Daggubati and Prabhas followed a very strick diet to maintain their shape.

* Rana Daggubati weighed 88 kilograms at the time the film was signed by him. During pre-production while the effects were being worked out, Rana put on an additional 32 kilograms of muscle to weigh a total of 120 kg to get the muscular look required to play a great warrior.

* Karan Johar joined his hands with Rajamouli to promote and release the movie in Hindi. 

* Most importantly the movie is directed by SS Rajamouli who previously applauded for his work in Eega. He didn’t has a single flop in his whole career.

* The Director Of Baahubali Took 109 Days To Get The Waterfall Scene Shot Right.

* Around 800+ Technicians worked on Art, Design and Visual.

* Baahubali Is First Indian Film To Have Its Own Museum to show weapons, costumes and armours used in the film.

* The Film Featured On BBC Long Before Its Release.

* Box-Office Collection: became first Non-Hindi film to enter the 500 crore club in 25 days.


Shahid Kapoor weds Mira Rajput

Shahid Kapoor weds Mira Rajput

Shahid Kapoor married Mira Rajput at a private ceremony. They got married on 7th July. Mira Rajput is 13 years younger than Shahid Kapoor. She is a LSR graduate from Delhi University.

Here we are presenting details of every function:

Bridal Shower: 

Mira's bridal shower-cum-bachelorette-party took place at her Chattarpur home earlier this year (Saturday night , May 16, 2015). Shahid was a part of the festivities. Shahid had gifted his soon-to-be bride, a solitaire worth a whopping Rs 23 lakh. Shahid has the solitaire set in a customised ring made to the taste of the bride and that Shahid picked it up himself. 


Wedding Card:

The off white and  turquoise card reads: 

Bela and Vikramaditya Rajput, Neelima Azeem, Supriya and Pankaj Kapur, request the honour of your presence to celebrate the wedding of their dearest Mira and Shahid as they begin their new life together. 

Designer of wedding card:

Designer Ravish Kapoor, who is behind the turquoise and off-white invite, said the colour combination, detailing and gifts accompanying the wedding card was Shahid's choice. The card along with the gifts was packed in the form of a tea blend as Shahid's actor father Pankaj Kapur is a tea lover.


Mehendi / Haldi / Kaleera & Sangeet Ceremony
Monday, July 6, 2015,
Hotel Trident,

Pre-wedding ceremonies like the Sangeet and Mehendi was an intimate affair.

In keeping with the theme of her haldi and kaleera ceremony, Mira worn bright, sunshiny yellow Lehenga Choli for her Sangeet ceremony which was designed by Designer Anita Dongre. She was seen with a garland of white flowers to match a wreath on her head.
Shahid  Kapoor looked dashing in a red Nehru jacket over a red  kurta and a black churidaar , designed by his  best friend and Mumbai-based designer Kunal Rawal .

 Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput had a Punjabi sangeet at a five-star hotel in Gurgaon on Monday. The ceremony featured lots of singing and dancing to many of Kapoor's hit songs, such as 'Mauja Hi Mauja' ,'Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai' and 'Saree Ke Fall Sa'.

Members of Kapoor's family including father Pankaj Kapur, his wife Supriya Pathak, and Shahid's mother Neelima Azeem  and step siblings Sanaah and Ruhaan  were spotted having a good time at the function.


Punjabi  Wedding  - Anand Karaj
Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
11 am,
West Green Farm House,
New Delhi.

Their wedding rituals took place in simple Gurudwara style (Anand Karaj) in presence of members of Radha Soami Satsang Beas group.

About 40 people were present to witness the ceremony. Shahid Kapoor's close friends like Vikas Bahl, Vishal Bhardwaj , Masaba Gupta and her husband  Madhu Mantena, were there for the function in Delhi.

Shahid and Mira during their wedding rituals.

Shahid signed some official papers as a part of the wedding ritual.

Mira wore a lime green and pink churidar and was adorning a big maang-tika.

Shahid was wearing a white kurta donning a pink and yellow pagdi.
The outfits were designed by Masaba Gupta.

Shahid Kapoor's mother Neelima Azeem was very happy to get a daughter-in-law like Mira Rajput as she said that she's the kind of girl she always wanted for her son.

Post Wedding photo ops

She was dressed in a delicate rose-hued lehenga designed by Anamika Khanna. She sported an elaborate Navratna neckpiece and earrings set, and teamed her look with a ‘maang-tika’ and a ‘jhoomar’ on the side of her head.

Shahid looked dashing in cream-white sherwani suit.

Mira wore head ornaments that decorated her low-bun hairdo.


Reception (After Party)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
The Oberoi,

The ensembles were ready, family members had arrived, guests were pouring in, the venue was set with 50 rooms blocked at a Gurgaon hotel, and its grand Presidential Suite was  occupied - preparations for Shahid Kapoor's wedding in Gurgaon on Tuesday (July 7) were on in full swing.

An after-party  was held later that  evening at The Oberoi in Gurgaon where the ballroom had been booked. 

500-odd guests were believed to have been invited, mostly family, some friends and members of the Radha Soami Satsang to which both families belong.


For the reception that evening Mira looked beautiful  in golden half cape on a beautifully embroidered ivory lehenga, designed by Anamika Khanna . She picked side sweeping passa for hairstyle. it looked amazing on her. Shahid looked dapper in a black bandhgala suit.
Sunday, July 12. 2015,
Palladium Hotel in Lower Parel,

After the wedding in Delhi, the newly weds flew  to Mumbai, where a grand reception was  planned for July 12. Shahid's film industry colleagues were part of the celebrations.

Reception Card:


The newly-weds, who walked in hand-in-hand, looked the picture of happiness. Mira looked lovely in blue and white Manish Malhotra creation and teamed it with jewels from Nirav Modi's Luminance Collection, wearing a bracelet, cascading earrings and ring. 

 Nirav Modi's ring
 Nirav Modi's bracelet
 Nirav Modi's cascading earrings

Shahid looked handsome in a suave tuxedo with a bow, designed  by close friend Kunal Rawal.


Shahid and Mira's reception on July 12 was a grand and starry affair. Held at the Palladium Hotel, it was a star-studded affair. 

Shahid Kapoor's mother Neelima Azim and her son Ishaan Khattar were the first to reach the venue.

Ratna Pathak Shah, sister of Shahid's step mother Supriya Pathak, came with her sons Vivaan and Imaad.

Big B, who was among the first to arrive, was dapper in a black bandhgala and chatted amicably with the newly weds and Shahid's father, actor Pankaj Kapur.

Sonam, who arrived with her father Anil Kapoor, looked stunning in a peacock blue and green anarkali. Kangana Ranaut was fabulous in pink. Alia Bhatt, who is working with Shahid in Udta Punjab and Shaandaar, looked fetching in a white and lilac Manish Malhotra lehenga

Actresses Genelia Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor looked exquisite in delicately embroidered anarkalis. Dia Mirza managed to out-bling everyone else in a heavily embellished Anita Dongre anarkali. She came with Sahil Sangha.

Preity zinta, Sonu Sood, Siddhartha Roy Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar, Anurag Kashyap, Abbas-Mastan Brothers, Sajid Nadiadwala and Vishal Bhardwaj, Tushar Kapoor, Manish Paul, Shamak Davar, Ranvir Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Imtiyaz Ali also attended the function.

Designer Masaba Gupta and her husband Madhu Mantena; producers Krishika and Sunil Lulla, Shahid's Shaandaar co-star Sanjay Kapoor and director Vikas Bahl, UTV's Siddharth Roy Kapur, actors Tusshar Kapoor, Sonu Sood and Siddhanth Kapoor; Bhushan Kumar of T-Series were also present.

Ad guru Prahlad Kakkar and his wife Mitali; filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Satish Kaushik, actor-couple Archana Puran Singh and her husband Parmeet Sethi; directors Vikramaditya Motwane and Milan Luthria were also spotted posing for photographs.

Filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl also arrived to wish the couple.

Shahid Kapoor’s stepfather Rajesh Khattar and his wife Vandana Sajnani were also seen at the reception.


Shahid with his famil:
 Shahid Kapoor has two half-siblings; half-brother Ruhaan and half-sister Sanaah, who are Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak’s children.

He has another half-brother Ishaan khattar who is son of his real mother Neelima Azeem and actor Rajesh Khattar.

Sana, Shahid, Pankaj Kapur, Ishaan, Ruhan and Supriya

Shahid shares an affectionate relationship with them. Both Ruhaan and Sanaah are getting groomed to enter the Bollywood film industry.


We wish the newly wed couple a very happy married life.


source: internet