Fakir of Venice Lost in Translation, Velvet Buzzsaw is Drab, Kangana Launches Fresh Attack On ‘Bully’ Bollywood
Fakir of Venice has Farhan as Adi Contractor, a production hand who is a bit of a hustler and Sattar (Anu Kapoor), a poor labourer, who end up together on a con job. The film could have been a brilliant dark comedy, but ends up being a pale shadow of its possibilities. What lifts the film somewhat and makes it watchable is Farhan’s performance, which would have been lauded as much as his act in Rock On if this film had been released at the time it was produced.
Read our review here: The Fakir of Venice Movie Review: Farhan Akhtar’s Film Is Lost In Translation
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Colette, Zawe Ashton and John Malkovich star in Velvet Buzzsaw. Despite strong characterisation and technical prowess, the story is drab. We know what’s going to happen, before it happens. The characters hold us with them till that time, each with their unabashed performance, but then the plot gets absorbed in its unoriginality and mundaneness.
Read our review here: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Netflix Film Is Uninspiring
Kangana Ranaut has launched a fresh attack on the Hindi film industry. At an event about her latest release Manikarnika, she was asked about the lack of support to her during the film’s promotions. She said members of the industry have ganged up against her and are trying to bully her because she spoke about nepotism.
She even went on to call Alia Bhatt “Karan Johar’s puppet”, asking her to grow a spine and step up to “support an important film about woman empowerment and nationalism”. Kangana had earlier said that even though she had shown support for Alia’s film Raazi, the younger actress failed to reciprocate at the time of Manikarnika.
February 8 marks the birth anniversary of Jagjit Singh. Lyricist and writer Gulzar remembered the ghazal king, who would have been 78 today, saying that Singh’s choice of lyrics mirrored his personality.
And in case you want to give a listen to some of Jagjit Singh’s old classics, here’s our playlist: Jagjit Singh Birth Anniversary: Rewinding Back to the Singer’s Iconic Songs
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