Michael Douglas to receive the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award; Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salman Khan, Karan Johar and others to attend IFFI 2023 : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be hosted in Goa from November 20th to 28th. While more than 250 films are being showcased across the various sections of the festival, all eyes are set on the gala opening ceremony being hosted on November 20th at Shamaprasad Indoor Stadium, Panaji, Goa. The opening ceremony is headlined by Shahid Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit along with Shriya Saran, Nushratt Bharucha, Pankaj Tripathi, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh, while the ceremony is being hosted by Aparshakti Khurrana and Karishma Tanna.

Michael Douglas to receive the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award; Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salman Khan, Karan Johar and others to attend IFFI 2023

Several dignitaries are expected to be present, along with eminent personalities from Indian cinema, including Sunny Deol, Vijay Sethupathi, Sara Ali Khan, Karan Johar, at the 54th IFFI opening ceremony, recognized as one of the biggest film and cultural extravaganzas in the world. Viacom Media Pvt. Ltd. is the exclusive media and broadcasting partner of the opening and closing ceremonies for the second consecutive year and will broadcast the ceremonies on India’s leading general entertainment channel COLORS and its OTT platform JioCinema. The star-studded ceremonies are produced by Wizcraft Entertainment Agency, the country’s leading producers of live events.

Speaking about IFFI, Hon’ble Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur said, “IFFI has been growing every year thanks to the passion of our filmmakers from across the country and the collaboration that we have been able to forge with the directors and producers from across the world. As we take forward Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of strengthening India’s global position across all sectors, cinema, arts and culture can empower our youth to foray into the world stage with stories that are global in essence and local at heart. Indeed, IFFI has become the perfect platform for establishing collaborations, joint productions and cutting-edge technology.”

Says, Shri Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, “The Indian media and entertainment industry has been growing at an average of 20 per cent annually over the last three years with a special focus on original stories for a global audience and use of state-of-the-art technology. This year, IFFI received a record number of 2926 entries from 105 countries, three times more than last year. While working along with the country’s film industry, our team’s efforts are aimed at pushing the boundaries to make the festival bigger and better with every new edition.”

Kevin Vaz, CEO – Broadcast Entertainment, Viacom18 said, “The world’s largest democracy is a fertile breeding ground for stories that cut across social, political, economic, and geographical boundaries. As the country’s foremost storytellers and entertainers, we believe it is our duty to take every story to its audience and every audience to their story. It is with this belief that we are partnering with IFFI for the second year in a row. This partnership aims to celebrate and unite cultures across the country and entertain, educate and empower the world in the ethos of India.”

This year, IFFI has invited Indian actors and filmmakers to promote their upcoming films at the opening gala. Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan with the team of Ae Watan Mere Watan will unveil the first look of the drama-thriller. Sukhwinder Singh will sing the film’s inspiring title track during the showcase. The film chronicles the journey of Usha Mehta who during the 1942 Quit India Movement started an underground radio station, Congress Radio, which for a few months broadcast uncensored and even banned news.

Pankaj Tripathi, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Taba Chake will step into the spotlight to introduce the crime-thriller Kadak Singh directed by National Award winner, Director Aniruddha Roy Choudhary. The film captures the story of AK Shrivastav, an officer in the Department of Financial Crimes who while battling retrograde amnesia exposes the truth behind a Chit Fund Scam. Actor Pankaj Tripathi maintains, “The IFFI festival has always offered a platform for inspiring stories and storytellers who unmask corruption and clean the system, thereby inspiring and empowering us.”

Vijay Sethupathi would unveil the trailer of the black comedy Gandhi Talks, a silent film in a present-day setting revolving around four characters, played by Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swami, Siddharth Jadhav and Aditi Rao Hydari.

For its star acts, IFFI has roped in Madhuri Dixit to recreate a medley of her chartbusters. “Cinema has given me so much, it’s time to give something back in return. What better way to do so than through song and dance which is integral to not just Indian cinema, but Indian culture as well,” asserts the Bollywood diva. Madhuri Dixit was recognised as the Indian Film Personality of the Year at last year’s edition of the festival.

Shahid Kapoor will set the stage on fire with his superhit parade. “Doing great work comes naturally when you’re passionate about what you do. And performing in front of a live audience is something I’ve truly loved ever since I can remember… Thanks to IFFI I get to do that one more time in Goa on November 20th. See you there!” he says.

The naach-gaana continues with Nushrratt Bharuccha and IFFI celebrating ‘The India Story’. While RRR’sNaatu Naatu” brings back Oscar glory, Pushpa’sSami Sami” represents the growing popularity of South Indian cinema. “Jhoome Jo Pathaan” and Jawan’sNot Ramaiya Vastavaiya” celebrate the resurrection of Hindi cinema while 83’s “Jeetega Jeetega” celebrates Chandrayaan 3’s successful landing and India’s Asian Games wins.

From rustic celebrations to classy soirees and regional fiestas, Shriya Saran shows us how India parties with the Tamil song “Allegra Allegra”, the Kannada chartbuster “Ra Ra Rakkamma”, the Malayalam hit “Kalapakkarra”, “Boss Party” from the Telugu film Waltair Veeraya and “Show Me The Thumka” from Bollywood’s Tu Jhooti Main Makkaar.

The celebrations will continue over a week. Shri Prithul Kumar, Festival Director- IFFI (Jt. Secretary (Films) & MD/NFDC) informs, “This IFFI will have 13 World Premieres, 18 International Premieres, 62 Asia Premieres and 89 India Premieres. These films, which transcend all borders and cultures, represent the best of Indian and world cinema. This carries forward the compelling obligation to continue the legacy of showcasing cinematic excellence at the 54th IFFI. The Festival Team is working tirelessly to make sure that the participants enjoy the outstanding films, engage in thought-provoking discussions and leave with memories that will last a lifetime”

The festival would be graced by Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salman Khan, Vidya Balan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Anupam Kher, Vicky Kaushal, Siddharth Malhotra, Aditi Rao Hydari, AR Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal, Shantanu Moitra, Sukhwinder Singh, Amit Trivedi, among celebrated filmmakers. The closing ceremony will be headlined by Ayushmann Khurrana and renowned music composer Amit Trivedi. Ayushmann will deliver an energetic performance and will pay tribute to Michael Douglas, the recipient of the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award. Amit Trivedi will curate a special rendition of the Sounds of Bharat, alongside a medley of his superhit songs.

There will be a specially curated performance by the ‘Harmony of the Pines’ orchestra of the Himachal Pradesh police arousing nationalistic fervour. At the closing ceremony, several awards and special honours will be presented for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Male) and (Female), ‘Special Jury Award’, ‘Best Web Series on an OTT Platform’, ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year’, ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal.

The opening ceremony on November 20th and the closing ceremony on November 28th will begin with a red carpet hosted by Karan Chhabra and Nashpreet Kaur. The showcase that follows will celebrate our icons and the rise of popular South Indian cinema in pan-India and global markets. The lively performances featuring different dance styles, set to popular film songs, underline the festival’s theme of ‘India through the movies’, showcasing the unity and diversity of our culture.

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Tiger 3 Review: The Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif Show Stays On The Rails For The Most Part

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It is overlong, overheated and over the top. But is that the end of the story. No. Who expects a Tiger to change his stripes? In his third outing as superspy Avinash Singh Rathore alias Tiger, Salman Khan, with aid of a story by producer Aditya Chopra and a screenplay from Shridhar Raghavan, proves that there is always a great deal of purchase from the spectacle of an irrepressible hero leaping off all kinds of perches and landing on his feet.

The lead actor’s star power comes in handy, but Tiger 3 (like Pathaan and unlike War) is gender-agnostic. Katrina Kaif is allowed almost as much of the action as the invincible Tiger, whose death-defying feats return in the third instalment in a bigger and more brazen form.

It bears no repetition that the heroine, herself an agent with a mean streak, gets a major action sequence all to herself in a Turkish hamam attired in a towel as she goes head-to-head against a deadly Chinese agent and martial arts instructor (played by American stuntwoman-actress Michelle Lee). The two deliver loads of cool. If nothing else, the two spotless towels add an extra layer to the film.

The YRF spy universe is obviously not meant for those that look for realistic, close-to-the-bones espionage thrillers but for everyone else (whether you Salman and swag) there is a lot in here. For good measure, the villain in this film isn’t just another scowling, growling Pakistani agent. He gives the hero a run for his money.

The bad guy does not fail to declare his intention to wipe India off the face of the earth – that is only to be expected – but he is anything but a single-not adversarial figure thanks to the writing and the steady performance that Emraan Hashmi comes up with.

The action in the first half of the film belongs more to the stunt doubles than to the two stars. In the second, things balance out and Salman and Katrina jump in – yes, jump is the operative word – and are joined by another superstar of the universe returning a favour that he received in his previous film of the thriving genre.

Tiger 3, directed by Maneesh Sharma, takes only three sequences to spell out what it is going to be about. It opens with Zoya’s (Katrina Kaif) origin story. It is brief, to the point and plays out in London at the turn of the millennium. The prelude also introduces a character that is destined to quickly acquire a larger-than-life aura, if only a little less than that of the titular hero.

Sequence 2 has R&AW chief Maithili Menon (Revathy) sending Tiger on a quick rescue operation aptly called Mission Timepass. If ‘timepass’ is what Tiger 3 wants to be, it succeeds in achieving that end – and then some.

Cut to the next sequence. The man that Tiger has been charged with rescuing from a land from where no Indian agent has ever come out alive insists that there was nothing ‘personal’ in his act of firing at the agency’s go-to all-weather, all-terrain man.

The rest of the story takes on personal proportions for Tiger and Zoya on one hand and a former ISI agent, Aatish Rehman (Emraan Hashmi), on the other. The battle is between truth and half-truth, between betrayal and redemption, between blackmail and resistance, between democracy and dictatorship, and between double agents and genuine comrades.

The most noteworthy aspect of Tiger 3, which pans out in Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Islamabad and a high-security prison in a mountainous part of Pakistan, is that Tiger, Zoya and their team do not fight a nation as a whole but only a bunch of renegades in the ISI and the Army who are out to stage a coup against the country’s peacenik prime minister, Nasreen Irani (Simran).

It is a significant reversal of a well-worn formula. The rulers of Pakistan and its people have often been projected as separate entities in Hindi action films. In Tiger 3, a distinction is additionally made between a democratically elected ruler and rogue elements within the nation’s army and intelligence establishment who are out to dislodge her.

In what is a major expansion of the notion of a surgical strike, a lot of crucial action scenes are staged in the prime ministerial enclave in the Pakistani capital – in its kitchen, its bunker and its stables – on the nation’s Independence Day.

The developments that lead Tiger, his wife and their mates, including Rakesh Chaurasia (Kumud Mishra) and Anand Rao (Anant Vidhaat), there forms the crux of the story. In its folds are plot details about what happens to the spy-couple’s son, Junior (Sartaaj Kakkar), and a pregnant Pakistani agent, Shaheen (Riddhi Dogra in a cameo), to whom two key characters are directly related.

Watching Tiger 3 demands a willingness to turn a blind eye to occasional lapses in logic and the monotony that some of the action blocks engender, especially when they overstay their welcome. All of them do just that sooner or later. Tiger 3 would have been better served had the editing been sharper.

In the jungle that Tiger inhabits, the laws are clear. Half measures aren’t welcome. Everything that this espionage thriller assembles is multiplied by three at the very least and delivered with abandon. Take it or lump it.

Tiger 3 is the sort of film where action frequently overshadows acting. The stunt choreographers, the cinematographer (Anay Goswami) and the VFX team deserve unstinted ovation. Each of the action high points contribute to keeping the film galloping until, as has been pointed out earlier in this review, they are in danger of being snuffed out by overkill.

All the technical razzmatazz that the film rides on would have come to naught without the presence of a star or two who can add lustre, if only of a superficial kind, to the exercise. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif do not disappoint even when Tiger 3 isn’t exactly as fleet as a feline on its feet.

Amid the fireworks that is perhaps befitting for a Diwali release, at least two performances in Tiger 3 amount to more than just surround sound – the ones that Revathy and Simran deliver. In a Salman and Katrina show, they demonstrate that there is great value in pre-spy universe methods of fleshing out characters.

Since the spies are here to stay, as are the explosions, gunfights and hand-to-hand combats that come with the territory, we might as well get used to it. Tiger 3 might help. It is a film that, for the most part, stays on the rails.


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The Marvels, The Killer, Tiger 3 and More: The 9 Biggest Movies in November

What are the biggest movies releasing in November 2023? The Marvels is poised to continue the erratic Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in style, transporting us to a destabilising universe where Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) powers get entangled with other intergalactic heroes. It is the shortest film in the franchise — running at 105 minutes — and is slated to hit theatres worldwide on November 10. Chase that down with The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which serves as an origin story for Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), the future tyrannical president of Panem, as he navigates responsibilities and young love. It’s out November 17 in cinemas.

Salman Khan leads the charge on the local end with a new addition to YRF’s spy-thriller series, Tiger 3, on a mission to save the country from a mysterious threat who’s keeping tabs on his family. This marks the year’s second theatrical release from the Bollywood star, following Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, which was met with disappointment from both fans and critics alike. Khan is also producing a movie dropping this month called Farrey, in which an orphan genius is lured by her wealthy friends at a prestigious school into helping them cheat in exams. Soumendra Padhi — best known for Netflix’s Jamtara — directs the film, which releases November 24.

Other notable releases this month include David Fincher’s highly anticipated return to the crime/ serial killer genre in a twisted odyssey starring Michael Fassbender, who muses about life and philosophy as he begins to crack psychologically. The Killer will be up for streaming November 10 on Netflix. For your convenience, we have curated the biggest November 2023 releases coming to theatres and Netflix, which you can check out below. Also, feel free to browse our Entertainment hub to keep track of any other releases that might interest you.


When: November 3
Where: Theatres

A year into their marriage, Kavya (Tia Bajpai) visits the local police station to file a report for marital rape against her husband Vivek (Gaurav Chopra), a well-respected college professor. As you’d expect, things don’t go her way, with cops and family members not believing her story, all the while her husband tries to threateningly reason with her and suppress the story. Much like real life, it’s a fate other women in Lakeerein also suffer from, some of whom are way too scared to report such crimes. As such, the film plays out from Kavya’s perspective, who takes matters to the court, representing their struggles as she tries to avoid stupid questions like “If your consent isn’t automatically reserved for your husband, whom are you saving it for?”

Representing her in court is Geeta Biswas (Bidita Bag), a patient lawyer who abides by the rules and believes Kavya’s handling of the situation was a bit reckless. Conversely, Vivek is aided by Dudhari Singh (Ashutosh Rana), who even privately meets her as a form of intimidation, trying to divert Kavya from her goal. Directed by Durgesh Pathak, it is worth mentioning that Lakeerein might be a tough watch for some — not just because of the triggering subject, but because the dialogue is entirely written in pure Hindi language (based on the trailer).

The Killer

When: November 10
Where: Netflix

Mindhunter season 3 is not happening, but it’s always fun seeing David Fincher delve back into the realm of thrillers. His latest tracks an unnamed assassin for hire (Michael Fassbender) holed up at an abandoned Parisian WeWork, with a tactile sniper rifle pointing at his target’s location. Killing someone involves a lot of waiting and observing, as you get accustomed to a boring routine, which in this case is heavily OCD-driven — reducing heart rate to 100BPM before pressing the trigger, listening to The Smiths, or sleeping upright to stay alert. Through it all, we’re treated to a lengthy voiceover about his well-paying profession, politics, and the morality of human beings. That is until he overthinks, and his psyche begins to crack, leading to a fatal miss that catapults him on a globe-trotting quest to clean up the mess.

The Killer establishes that being good at a hitman’s job entails that one must ‘forbid empathy’, albeit it’s something he’s unable to fully exert due to his love life. If the film does follow Alexis Nolent’s acclaimed graphic novel to the full extent, we’ll get to see him making mistakes and questioning his choices at such a later stage in his career — ideals that make us normies feel utterly insignificant in the face of the bigger forces at play. Switching between new IDs, vehicles, and cliché tourist shirts, the Killer makes swift work of the baddies and gradually climbs the hierarchical chain as part of a revenge plot thread which I won’t disclose for spoiler reasons.

Marking screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker’s second credited collaboration with Fincher — first being 1995’s Se7en — the film also stars Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick) as his handler, Tilda Swinton (Suspiria) as a rival assassin, and Sophie Charlotte as the Killer’s love interest.

The Marvels

When: November 10
Where: Theatres

Having reclaimed her identity from the ruthless alien race of Kree, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is dealing with being on her own — stuck in the solitary blackness of space, awaiting the routine wholesome phone calls from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Watching over a now-destabilised universe, she is inadvertently pulled into a wormhole, presumably created by a Kree imperialist Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), who intends to restore her homeland to former glory. Oddly though, the act somehow entangles Captain Marvel’s powers with those of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and her S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), forcing them to work together to save the universe.

Basically, every time a Marvel uses their powers, they switch places with the other ones no matter where they’re located or if they are in the middle of a fight. Understandably, they must now learn to sync up their abilities to perform the best combos and lay waste to oncoming threats, ping-ponging between planets and getting startled by the Flerken Goose’s tentacles. It appears as though all of these problems are caused by a sacred bangle, like the one Kamala wears, granting Dar-Benn the will to harness magical powers designed to destroy Carol. Nia DaCosta, who previously helmed an episode of Ms. Marvel, serves as the director of The Marvels, charting a new chapter in MCU’s Phase 5.

All Upcoming Marvel Movies and Web Series

Tiger 3

When: November 12
Where: Theatres

Following a cameo in the blockbuster film Pathaan, Salman Khan returns as the infamous RAW agent Avinash ‘Tiger’ Rathore, now being targetted by the Indian government over a major conspiracy. An enigmatic villain from his past, played by Emraan Hashmi (Selfiee), has come for revenge, claiming that Tiger stole his family from him. As such, he plans on doing the same by targeting his wife, the former ISI agent Zoya (Katrina Kaif) and their son, while painting them as enemies of the nation. Forced to pick between his nation and his family, Tiger engages in some Mission: Impossible-esque stealth missions and some gung-ho-style gunfights, hoping to unmask the criminal. Directed by Maneesh Sharma (Fan), Tiger 3 is also expected to feature a cameo of Shah Rukh Khan’s character from Pathaan, essentially forming a bridge.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

When: November 17
Where: Theatres

Long before Coriolanus Snow ever became the ruthless dictator of Panem, he was simply the last hope for his dying lineage, hoping to prove his worth at the 10th annual Hunger Games, which serves as a deathmatch for members of the impoverished districts. As a last-minute change, the students are tasked with mentoring the competitors, which the young Snow (Tom Blyth) sees as a chance of redemption since his namesake was tarnished after the war. Enter Lucy Gray (Rachel Zegler), his girl tribute who defiantly sings during the reaping ceremony, instantly charming him as Snow forms ideas in his mind to manipulate her voice to turn the contest’s odds in his favour.

But things get complicated when he develops feelings for Lucy, to the point where he questions the Head Gamemaker Dr. Volumnia Gaul (Viola Davis) about the goal of the Hunger Games and the horrific mutations stored within her underground laboratory — which includes a giant tank of rainbow-coloured snakes. She believes that the terror of becoming prey easily turns someone into a predator, presenting the contest as a spectacle for amusement for the higher class. Francis Lawrence, who directed the original Jennifer Lawrence-led trilogy, returns to direct this standalone arc, poised to feature an interesting twist to reveal who between Snow and Lucy ultimately ends up being the snake and the songbird.

The ensemble cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes also includes Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as the game creator Dean Casca Highbottom, Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Express) as the first-ever host, and Euphoria-fame Hunter Schafer as Coriolanus’ older cousin Tigris Snow.

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Rachel Zegler in a still from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
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Next Goal Wins

When: November 17
Where: Theatres

Another Fassbender entry this month, Next Goal Wins sees him as a Dutch-American football coach Thomas Rongen, who’s faced with the choice of either accepting his firing or undertaking a near-impossible job. The latter entails that he convert the American Samoa national football team into an elite squad — considered one of the weakest teams in the world, after their crushing 31-0 defeat to Australia during the 2001 FIFA World Cup. He must achieve this while grappling with his alcohol addiction and language barrier, in addition to dealing with players who are afraid of going for the ball.

He’s basically got the toughest job on the island, but the countless hours of practice help him cope and form an inseparable bond with the folks. In addition to writing and directing this uplifting sports movie, Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) stars in it as a goofy moustachioed American-Samoan priest, alongside Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man), Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman), and Kaimana as Jaiyah Saelua, the first trans woman player to compete in the global tournament.


When: November 24
Where: Theatres

Just like Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Napoleon will first get a wide theatrical release before eventually heading to Apple TV+. Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien) paints a deeply personal portrait of the revered titular Frenchman, going all the way from his origins to his self-coronation as the Emperor of France, as he climbed the ladder through ruthless military tactics. All of this is presented through his volatile relationship with his wife Joséphine (Vanessa Kirby), who often claims that Napoleon Bonaparte would be nothing without her involvement. Promising epic war sequences that make use of grand practical effects, director Scott claimed that reconstructing the battlefield made him start to think like Napoleon.

The research also expands to historical paintings from artist Jean-Léon Gérôme, with a scene depicting the Emperor’s Egyptian expedition as he stood before the majestic Sphinx. David Scarpa, who last collaborated with Scott on 2017’s All the Money in the World, has written the script for Napoleon, which also stars Tahar Rahim (Extrapolations) as executive head of the Directory Paul Barras, Ben Miles (Hijack) as Napoleon’s advisor Caulaincourt, and Catherine Walker as the Archduchess of Austria Marie-Antoinette.


When: November 24
Where: Theatres

Niyati (Alizeh Agnihotri), an orphan genius living under her warden’s care in Delhi, ends up topping her 10th board exams, consequentially securing schooling at a prestigious academy. When the other rich kids notice her performance, she gets roped into a cheating racket — starting with simple tactics like sneaking chits into the exam room to gradually evolving into something risky. It appears as though she’s making good money by helping out her friends, but in the process, she might end up losing the honest reputation she’d built since her childhood. Soumendra Padhi, best known for the phishing scam Netflix show Jamtara, directs Farrey, enlisting a cast featuring Sahil Mehta (Made in Heaven), Prasanna Bisht, and Zeyn Shaw (Class).

May December

When: November 30
Where: Netflix

Talented TV actress Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) travels to Georgia to do research about Gracie Atherton-Yoo (Julianne Moore), wanting to embody the latter’s personality for an indie film she’s about to star in. A long time ago, the 36-year-old Gracie was involved in a scandalous affair with a seventh-grader, serving prison time and making tabloid headlines for wanting to keep the baby. The unconventional pair now have a family together — one that looks eerily normal to Elizabeth until her relentless and questions start revealing long-hidden secrets and suppressed feelings to the surface, forming cracks in their relationship.

Playing the young husband Joe Yoo is Charles Melton (Riverdale), who’s lived his entire life not feeling like the victim, also begins to see the issue and ponder why the couple never had a proper discussion about their so-called love life. Frequent Moore collaborator Todd Haynes directs May December from a screenplay by debutant Samy Burch, which itself is loosely inspired by the real-life story of the US-based sex offender and teacher Mary Kay Letourneau.

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69th National Film Awards: Allu Arjun, Alia Bhatt felicated, Waheeda Rehman gets Phalke Award

Allu Arjun won the top honours in the Best Actor category at the 69th National Film Awards while Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon jointly won the Best Actress Award. President Droupadi Murmu presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award to veteran Bollywood actor Waheeda Rehman. Meanwhile, jury member and filmmaker Sajin Baabu was denied an invitation to the awards ceremony. The filmmaker accused KSFDC of having a role.


Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji celebrate 25 years of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’

Deepika Padukone is Shakti Shetty in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Again’

Release of Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Emergency’ delayed

‘The Buckingham Murders’ to open Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023

Aaditya Thackeray moves HC in Sushanth Singh Rajput death case, seek to be heard in PIL for CBI probe

Salman Khan, Arijit Singh collaborate for ‘Tiger 3’ songs

Art director Milan passes away due to cardiac arrest

Kirti Kulhari to make international debut with ‘Sach is Life’

Tiger Shroff joins Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Again’


Documentary on Hamas massacre at Israel’s Supernova Music Festival in the works

Michael Caine confirms retirement from acting at the age of 90

Burt Young, who played Paulie in ‘Rocky’ films, dies at 83

Christian Bale, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh to voice English version of Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron

Taylor Swift fans flock to cinema halls for record-breaking ‘Eras Tour’ concert film

Ben Affleck’s ‘Air’ to receive tribute at Gotham Awards

Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh elected to be an International Olympic Committee member

Chris Evans confirms marriage to Alba Baptista at New York Comic Con

New ‘Suits’ series reportedly in early development

Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Gerard Butler to headline ‘In the Hand of Dante’

Regional cinema

Rakshit Shetty’s ‘Sapta Sagaradaache Ello’ postponed again

Jr NTR welcomed by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to join Actor’s Branch

Music director D Imman says Sivakarthikeyan betrayed him and that he won’t work with the actor again

Prasanna Vithanage’s ‘Paradise’ wins Kim Jiseok Award at Busan International Film Festival 2023

Nivin Pauly to make web series debut in Disney+ Hotstar’s ‘Pharma’

Gautham Vasudev Menon, Samuthirakani join the cast of Vishal-Hari’s next

Malayalam actor Kundara Johny passes away

Vijay Devarakonda-Parasuram film titled ‘Family Star’; glimpse video out

Actor Santhanam’s next is ‘80s Buildup’; first look out

‘Masterpeace’, starring Nithya Menen and Sharaf U Dheen, gets a premiere date


In ‘Tiger 3’ trailer, Superspy Salman Khan is on a personal mission, and has to choose between family and country

Karthi gives the police a run for the money in ‘Japan’ teaser

In ‘Hi Nanna’ teaser, Nani, Mrunal Thakur star in a feel-good tale on love and fatherhood

Brahmanandam leads the pack in the trailer of Tharun Bhascker’s wacky crime comedy ‘Keedaa Cola’

‘’Invincible’ Season 2 trailer shows Mark Grayson battling with his inner demons

Venkatesh Daggubati plays a character with two shades in ‘Saindhav’ teaser

Sex Bob-Omb’s bass player is back in an anime avatar in ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ trailer

Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell fake love in Will Gluck’s ‘Anyone But You’ trailer

Jacob Elordi lures Barry Keoghan into a dark, hedonistic world in ‘Saltburn’ trailer

Joju George’s ‘Pulimada’ trailer promises to be an emotional psychological thriller

New in streaming

Coming soon to Netflix: Season 2 of the adventure series Princess Power, Burning Betrayal, an adaptation of Sue Hecker’s novel, crime drama Pain Hustlers, and more

New on Prime Video this week: Season 3 of the relationship drama Permanent Roommates, the third season of sci-fi series Upload, the romantic film The Other Zoey and more

Coming to Apple TV+: The Pigeon Tunner, a documentary on British spy David Cornwell, romantic drama Fingernails, the four-part docuseries The Enfield Poltergeist and more

New on Disney + Hotstar in October: LEGO Marvel Avengers: Code Red, FX’s American Horror Stories, a spin off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s hit anthology series, and more

Essential Reading

1) Lokesh Kanagaraj on Vijay’s ‘Leo’ and why the LCU features heroes battling for drug-free society

>> The ace filmmaker talks about reuniting with Vijay and why women are an integral reason for the success of his previous films

2) A history of violence: In defence of ‘Leo’ and Lokesh Kanagaraj’s penchant for the action genre

>> In the wake of ‘Leo’, there have been clarion calls on Tamil movies getting overtly violent, but don’t filmmakers and viewers need to share responsibility alike?

3) Puja Kolluru interview: ‘Martin Luther King’ is ‘Mandela’ on steroids and the politics is relevant

>> The director opens up on adapting the Tamil political satire and making it relevant to the socio-political scenarios of Andhra and Telangana

4) Malayalam web series see a boom with young directors making a mark with leading stars in cinema

>> The format is seeing a boom in Malayalam with several young directors making their debut in the space with diverse themes

5) Iranian filmmaker’s murder shocks film buffs in Kerala

>> The IFFK had bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 to Dariush Mehrjui, a pioneer of the new wave Iranian cinema

6) Malayalam actor Lenaa Kumar turns author with a book on realising the potential of the self

>> The actor’s book touches upon self-realisation, and eventually, self actualisation

7) Rajani Mani’s ‘Colonies in Conflict’ pans in on the impact of changing environmental and man-made factors on honey bees

>> With ‘Colonies in Conflict’, the director provokes serious look at the planet’s vanishing biodiversity

8) Aradhana Ram talks about her dream debut ‘Kaatera’

>> The actor speaks about sharing the screen with ‘Challenging Star’ Darshan and if being the daughter of a powerhouse like Malashree adds any pressure

9) Malayalam film ‘Ennivar’ has composer Sooraj S Kurup acing it as an actor

>> The composer is winning accolades for his role in Sidhartha Siva’s film, a thriller set against the backdrop of campus politics

What to watch

1) A fiery Vijay valiantly tries to keep afloat ‘Leo’, Lokesh Kanagaraj’s weakest film yet

Read the full review here

2) ‘Ghost’ is a potent yet complicated fanboy tribute with a stellar Shivarajkumar

Read the full review here

3) ‘Bhagavanth Kesari’, directed by Anil Ravipudi, and starring Balakrishna, is a middling action family drama

Read the full review here

4) Tiger Shroff struggles to salvage ‘Ganapath’

Read the full review here

5) ‘Tiger Nageswara Rao’, by Vamsee, and starring Ravi Teja, is an ambitious biopic-style drama that’s occasionally interesting

Read the full review here

6) ‘Kaala Paani’ is an ambitious revival drama that reaches shore

Read the full review here

7) ‘Dhak Dhak’ is a well-meaning but patchy tale of female empowerment

Read the full review here

8) In ‘Lessons in Chemistry’, Brie Larson headlines a quaint tale that is organic, but struggles to create a bond

Read the full review here

9) For a change, Mike Flanagan roots for horror in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’

Read the full review here

10) Paul Danto, Pete Davidson shine in ‘Dumb Money’, a laugh riot on the GameStop short squeeze

Read the full review here

11) ‘Goosebumps’ is a binge-worthy teen horror comedy with no lack of fun, thrill and worms

Read the full review here

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Odisha Train Accident: Salman Khan, Jr. NTR, Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra and others express grief over the tragic collision : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Indian celebrities on Saturday took to social media to express their sadness over the tragic train accident in Odisha. As per the latest report in NDTV, at least 238 people were killed and more than 900 injured in the horrific collision between three trains. The officials have said that this is the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years. The accident occurred between Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train on Saturday. The rescue operations are currently underway. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced one-day state mourning. Meanwhile, PM Modi, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Jr. NTR, and Sunny Deol among others are mourning the loss of lives.

Odisha Train Accident: Salman Khan, Jr. NTR, Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra and others express grief over the tragic collision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Distressed by the train accident in Odisha. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to Railway Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw and took stock of the situation. Rescue ops are underway at the site of the mishap and all possible assistance is being given to those affected.”

















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Bigg Boss 16: Shalin Bhanot expresses desire to quit show after accusing Tina Datta of ‘using’ him : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

With the competition getting fierce and aggressive with each passing day, Bigg Boss 16 has seen many twists and turns. As the finale nears, we saw some of the most popular contestants bidding adieu to the show and it seems that Shalin Bhanot, who has been in news for his various stints in the reality show, has now expressed his desire to voluntarily bow out of the show. This comes as a surprise considering that the actor has been receiving a lot of support on the show. The actor also revealed that he is upset with the way Tina Datta backed out and didn’t take his side.

Bigg Boss 16: Shalin Bhanot expresses desire to quit show after accusing Tina Datta of ‘using’ him

His decision comes after Shalin Bhanot had a showdown with rapper MC Stan. The two engaged in a heated argument at the Bigg Boss house. Followed by that, the contestants were called into the confession room to speak about the matter. Meanwhile, Tina Datta was asked to give her verdict on the matter, during which, the Uttaran actress maintained that both the contestants were at fault. Her comment really hurt Shalin, who had earlier even confessed about having feelings for her, after which, he requested his exit from the show. The actor expressed that he felt betrayed after Tina refused to take his side, which prompted him to make this request.

Speaking about how both MC Stan and Shiv Thakare became physical, former Bigg Boss contestant Rahul Vaidya maintained that, “MC stan and shiv were very wrong today & both became physical on shalin! Both should be thrown out because It was Stan who abused first & charged on to Shalin and Shiv Scratched Shalin’s Face which was in extremely bad taste & is absolutely unacceptable!#BiggBoss16”. He added, “Shalin handled the whole situation very well and with composure! And in all this Sumbul again looked like a joker.” He concluded adding that abuses are not a good way to retaliate, “I am strongly against Maa Behen Abuses! Jitni gaali deni hai contestant ko do , usko jo kehna hai kaho ,not to his or her maa behen or family who are not even a part of the show! #badtaste #BiggBoss16”.

On the other hand, voicing out a similar opinion, Gauahar Khan said, “Shiv literally held shalins face n pushed it back , near his neck . So shouldn’t shiv evict himself ?????? #bully ! Shalin did not do anything wrong , he got unnecessarily abused by mcstan. His language is so so bad . Sick that whole group is full of bullies ! Omg ! I’m shocked , shiv didn’t attack his neck ?????????? Jhooth ! We all saw what happened!” Gauahar also commented on the show’s promo shared by the channel where she spoke about Tina Datta saying, “Bull crap!!! Tina had her eyes shut because of pain, but how could she have her ears & brains shut!”

Let us see what Salman Khan has to say about Shalin’s decision to quit Bigg Boss 16 on Weekend Ka Vaar episodes.

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