When art meets a cause
Manpriya Singh

Choreographer Leah Raphael Curtis, dancer Samira Koser and composer Nawa Lanzilotti come together for a dance performance that sends out a strong message on the World No Tobacco Day

There are several emotions entangling any addiction — things begin with curiosity, leading to temptation. Unfortunately, submission follows suit and inevitably does destruction. The emotions they have given expression to through their art form; Smoked, a dance collaboration put together by Delhi Dance Theatre, Pracheen Kala Kendra and The Engine Room, comes with a strong message against tobacco on World No Tobacco Day.

The contemporary part of the dance collaboration has been looked after by choreographer Leah Raphael Curtis, director, Delhi Dance Theatre. "I shall be presenting a dance ballet, which is on the theme of no addiction and is titled Bound. While we are presenting a strong anti-tobacco message, the piece targets different kinds of addictions," shares Leah. She adds, "It required me to do some research in the sense of reading. Moreover, I had personal experiences through friends." Joining her is Samira Koser, a Chandigarh-based kathak exponent, "I shall be presenting a piece titled Atammanthan. We have taken the story of a girl, like any other, who falls prey to smoking."

The girl invokes will power, which is explored through classical dance while Bound leads us through the degenerative stages of addiction, starting with temptation. Using breath as a tool, the piece interprets how addiction gradually and eventually seizes control of one's will.

Piecing the music together is American composer and ethnomusicologist Nawa Lanzilotti. "I have used guitar, chalet, drum and bass to give music." Shares Samira, "Live music is one of the highlights. Every piece is played by musicians on stage and nothing is against the backdrop of recorded CDs. When we first met, we didn't know how to approach the subject but slowly we did manage."

Story-telling has always been integral to most Indian classical dances, only this chooses a story that the youth can connect to. "We haven't picked up a piece from mythology. It is a theme that the youth can connect to; it is a story everyone can relate to."

The commitment and dedication demanded by most classical genres often gives way to instant art forms, for instance Bollywood. It is not a very different story back in New York. Shares Leah, "Ballet has kind of lost audiences...instead contemporary dances form a major chunk of their repertoire." Currently shuttling time between New York and Delhi, she finds Bollywood fun but that's about it. "It is like fast food. It is fun because it gets people on the dance floor and connects with them. Also Bollywood dances are actually a mix of several dance forms."

There is no denying the power when art meets a social cause. "We hope this is something that will connect with the youth…there is no dearth of issues that can be taken up through art dance forms. We hope this connects with the youth and there is encouragement enough to move on to similar projects." We hope so too!

(Performance on Saturday at The Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh from 7pm onwards)

Keen eye, deep focus
Gurvinder Singh

Behind the lens: Shivaji Lotan Patil. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Among the hundreds of things going on his mind, as he translates his vision of the story, he is calm and composed. Meet Shivaji Lotan Patil — the film-maker who has made his way up from the grassroots. Hailing from a small village in Maharashtra, he has gone onto win a National Award for his Marathi movie Dhag. This was only his second movie as a director.

As of now, Patil is busy shooting for the movie October 31st in a sleepy village of Punjab — Ghungrana. Being made under the banner of Magical Dreams Productions, it brings to the fore the gruesome night when thousands of Sikhs families were killed by rioters. "We started shooting after ten months of research." Hailing from Jalgaon, Patil moved to Mumbai and starting acting in theatre and later became as assistant director in several movies, before making his first Marathi movie Vauta. His movie Dhag, which was released this year, won three National Awards, including that of the Best Director.

"Language doesn't make much of a difference," he says. Whether Hindi or Marathi, he is at equal ease with both. "The language of expression and acting has to come through on camera. It all depends on the subject of the movie. There is much more emotion in October 31st, as this is the story of a single night of bloodshed," he adds.

Talking about not going for high profile actors for the movie, he says that the story is more important than actors and Soha Ali Khan as well as Vir Das fitted the characters perfectly. Patil feels that there are signs of change in Indian cinema. "I belong to a small village; my parents were uneducated, still I can make good cinema. This is reflective of the change happening in Indian cinema," he says.


Chills & thrills
Manpriya Singh

The title Pizza might not induce much fear, but film-maker Bejoy Nambiar promises an extremely scary 3D horror thriller

Fear factor: Bejoy Nambiar

Possessed by the spirits and haunted by the supernatural sounds like a familiar turf; the one that has been often frequented by film makers to scare the audience. Horror films have just about begun to shake some of the stereotypes cultivated by Bollywood. Absence of star actors, big budgets commercial success and presence of a fair share of sleaze being just a few. Pizza, an upcoming 3D horror film, promises pure entertainment for the multiplex audience. "It has no sex and no sleaze. We have tried to present a completely entertaining and extremely scary film," shares Bejoy Nambiar. The critically acclaimed film-maker shares a few more notes about his upcoming venture.

It is the title Pizza that merits a beginner's query. Unusual as it might sound, it stays least associated with the horror genre. He agrees, "Yes, it is quite an unusual name for a horror film and doesn't suggest fear at all. But it is in sync with the script and the film is about a pizza delivery boy; it is quite apt."

Starring Akshay Oberoi and Parvathy Omanakuttan in the lead along with Dipannita Sharma and Arunoday Singh, Pizza is the story of Kunal, a pizza delivery boy, whose life is turned upside down when a delivery goes wrong and he arrives with the pizza at a couple's house. As supernatural powers come into play in that haunted house, Kunal's belief system is threatened and when he finally manages to escape, his wife, Nikita, goes missing.

The 3D horror thriller has been adapted from the Tamil blockbuster by the same name, but with an all new twist in the tale. He adds, "Although it's an adaptation of the Tamil hit, we have been able to create a completely new experience for the viewers." There was no shying away from taking creative liberties and introducing changes. "We have changed quite a few things in the script and also its presentation."

Critically acclaimed for his short films like Rahu and Reflection, and films like Shaitan and David, there was no stepping into the director's hat with Pizza, "I completely left it to the director Akshay Akkineni. I don't think horror as a genre is my forte but, nevertheless, I learnt a lot in the process of making this film." The film hits the theatres on July 18.


Not sensitive enough

Film: 47-84

Director: Rajeev Sharma

Star cast: Zaffar Dhillon, Natasha Rana


It's been more than six decades; we repeat six decades… we have heard, read, we have been told, we have gathered from available data much about the gory details of 1947 and then 1984. We could imagine the pain, but those who lived to see could narrate it. But, when director Rajeev Sharma and writer Lally Gill get behind the camera to pick certain threads and join them together in a film titled 47-84 - Hun main kisnu watan kahungam, we expect a clean-creative-non-clumsy and sensitive treatment. Surprisingly the director who brought home a national award with his film Nabar, fails on all these accounts.

47-84 is a film that has many flaws. Yes, we know what happened to the Sikhs, we know families were displaced, we know the youth of Punjab had to bear atrocities for no crime of theirs…now the question is can the director narrate the same stories in a way that it would either jerk a tear from the eye or add some spark to the cold soul? It does neither. Or can he simply state facts more creatively? No!

47-84 narrates the journey of a nine-year-old girl as she witnesses the Partition of India, which happened in 1947. When she almost recovers from the horrid past, she gets to see another unfortunate event in the form of 1984 riots. Director Rajeev Sharma has allowed the story to meander beyond expectation. He doesn’t seem to have any control on the direction, which lacks deatiling. It is okay to take creative liberty but you cannot damage the real incidents in the name of making a film.The story written by Lally Gill is like a child attempting an essay on 1947 and 1984. The useless exaggeration of scenes with utterly meaningless interjection of loads of songs spoils whatever little it could offer.

It is, however, only the actors, Zaffar Dhillon and Natasha, who do a slightly convincing job. In the end, actors are supposed to do what the director asks them to and what do you expect if the director has lost direction? A movie like this demands a certain degree of creativity that is utilised keeping the sensitivity of the topic in mind, but 47-84 is a bad attempt to say something that many people can relate to.

It is, however, only the actors, Zaffar Dhillon and Natasha, who do a slightly convincing job. In the end, actors are supposed to do what the director asks them to and what do you expect if the director has lost direction? A movie like this demands a certain degree of creativity that is utilised keeping the sensitivity of the topic in mind, but 47-84 is a bad attempt to say


Punjabi scope
Decently inspired
Jasmine Singh

Film: Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin

Director: Navinder Kirpal Singh

Star cast: Roshan Prince, Jassi Gill, Simran Mundi, Bharti Singh, Sunny Gill

Rating: ***

Don't we ape styles of celebrities? Haven't you tried to copy the style of your favourite cricketer? In that case, there is no harm if Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin (MTBR) is inspired by a handful of Bollywood films (not in chronological order though) - DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dostaana, Ladies Vs Ricky Behl!

As long as the inspiration takes a decent form there is no harm. Two philanderers, Roshan and Jassi, fall in love with the same girl, Simran, who shows them their real face. Director Navinder Kirpal Singh has done a fairly decent job with the story (which, of course, has nothing original) and also with the actors. The cinematography is nice, lifting the whole film. Time and again, from the costumes to the dialogues to somewhat similar songs (Sooraj Hua Madham from Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Ghum and Sooraj Dey Jism Nu from MTBR), everything reminds you of your favourite Bollywood films, but you still enjoy it since this one looks different. Now, someone here is a Yash Raj fan!

The film stars Roshan Prince, Jassi Gill and Simran Mundi in the lead roles. Beginning with Roshan Prince, yes, he has a mellifluous voice and he has acted pretty well. The actor has a great comic timing, which we can see in this film. Roshan makes you laugh, fall in love and sing along. What else would you want from an actor! Roshan shows fleeting glimpses of a SRK type romance that makes his character charming.

The surprise factor of the film is Lancer-wala Jassi Gill. This good-looking actor has really grown. From Mr and Mrs 420 to Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Jassi has matured with every act. This one again has a sound comic streak. However, we wouldn't mind looking at a slightly leaner Jassi Gill!

Simran Mundi plays a headstrong woman, something new to Punjabi films. She is beautiful and made to dress well. This, in fact, goes for everyone in the film - they all wear stylish clothes. Amidst these stars, Bharti Singh adds a great deal of laughter. She is spontaneous and natural. It is, however, Mintoo, who could have been used a bit more. MTBR has some beautifully picturised as well as sung songs. The film, best so far, is a new experiment in Punjabi cinema with everything different on a platter.

The film catches your fancy in the first half; it is in the second half that it begins to go astray but towards the end, it takes a somersault and the whole thing becomes exciting. This film will also be known for its unconventional climax, it is something unheard and unseen in the Punjabi films. Who said we can't like anything unconventional? If you are expecting a happy ending, be prepared… MTBR has something different to offer!

Star track
Lara Dutta to be back with a bang

Actress Lara Dutta, who had taken a sabbatical post her baby, is now eager to return to films. The 36-year-old actress recently interacted with the media at the launch of a new range of a toothpaste brand. Here's what she had to say…

One at a time

I am focusing only on doing films right now. I am definitely going to be back in films, you will see me soon. I am shooting this year, the release is not in my hands. I can't talk about the films I am doing.

Chalo China

Everyone knows that we are doing a sequel to Chalo Delhi, that is in pre-production stage. I am quite excited about it. Besides this, there are films that I am doing outside my production house.

Busy like a bee

There are lots of things happening right now in my life. Especially professionally with my production house Bheegi Basanti. We plan to produce a lot of things and for television as well.

On Bheegi Basanti

When we talk about wet damsels, we think about wet sarees. It is the quintessential Hindi film heroine that comes to our mind. I thought, as an actress, if I'm opening my own production house then why not do something that is a bit tongue-in-cheek. That was the idea behind starting up a production house called Bheegi Basanti.

Movie quotient

I would really like to do entertaining, interesting stories that are quite simple. They don't have to be big budget, commercial or formula films. The kind of stuff that I would be doing with Bheegi Basanti would be slices of real life entertainment.

The stunning farmer

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is currently spending time learning about farming.

The Moneyball star bought French winery Miraval in 2012 and the 50-year-old actor said that he loves learning more about the vineyard and the winemaking process as he finds it relaxing, reported a website.

"I'm a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October... I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land. (It is) the antithesis of the drive, the want, the need to get ahead indicative of life in Hollywood," he said. Pitt and his fiancee paid a huge amount for the winery and have seen production grow from 5,800 cases in 2011 to 16,000 now. "The business model didn't make sense to me... Let's approach it like a film... Let's make something we can be proud of and all people can enjoy." — PTI

The selfie girls!

Pop star Katy Perry posted a selfie with Oscar-winning singer Adele after meeting her at London's O2 Arena. Perry, 29, called her Queen Adele after she attended the second night of her four-show residency in the capital, reported a publication.

"... And on the 2nd London show the Queen graced me with her presence," Perry said. Adele is the latest star to enjoy Perry's Prismatic World Tour, after Sam Smith, Nick Grimshaw and Jessie Ware. The Roar hit maker launched her new world tour in Belfast earlier this month, before visiting cities like Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. — PTI

Looking forward

Director James Cameron has collaborated with entertainment company Cirque du Soleil for an Avatar inspired live production, which will debut in late 2015.

The 59-year-old director, who helmed the 2009 hit science fiction Avatar, is developing a live show on the lines of the film. "Avatar remains a phenomenon that continues to inspire people around the globe and combining it with the live event ingenuity of Cirque du Soleil is a perfect synthesis of imagination and talent," said Jim Gianopulos, 20th Century Fox's chief, in a statement. 20th Century Fox, the financier and distributor of Avatar and its planned sequels, will act as a partner on the live show, as will Jon Landau's Lightstorm Entertainment. The live event is expected to debut before the first of three announced Avatar sequels is released.

Anything for celluloid success

Actors do what not to get into their character. Ayushmann Khurrana, who is a non-smoker in real life, had a hard time learning how to smoke for his upcoming film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The actor will be seen smoking a cigarette, quite a few times, in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. In fact, when Ayushmann came to know about the scene, he requested the director to change the smoking part of it. But it was a very important aspect of the movie and thus he had to practice smoking.

After a couple of initial glitches and coughs, he mastered the art and gave quite a natural and effortless shot.

First impressions

Heropanti has been quite a successful launch vehicle for Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon. The movie has collected more than Rs 30 crore during its first week and these are record breaking collections for a film starring newcomers.

Hrithik Roshan was keen on watching the film, so a special screening was arranged for him at YRF Studios. Hrithik congratulated and spoke to Tiger at length after the movie. Tiger is a huge fan of Hrithik so he was honoured that his idol saw the movie.

The legend unplugged

There will be an unplugged concert by AR Rahman and the cast of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil in Mumbai on June 12. The song Khalifa has become quite popular and Armaan is the youngest actor that Rahman has lent his voice to. The last time Rahman performed live for a movie was for Rockstar in 2011.

Asin’s political connections

Asin and newly-appointed HRD minister Smriti Irani have been bonding on the sets of their film All Is Well. They play mother and daughter in the film and Asin won her over with her warm demeanour. She tends to get along with senior actresses.

You flaunt some, you hide some

Deepika Padukone says that her break up with Ranbir Kapoor has not made her bitter about love. At the same time, she maintains that she will not talk about her close friend Ranveer Singh.

The crooked way

The makers of Filmistaan are openly urging viewers to choose their movie over Holiday on June 6 by using Holiday's taglines, on their poster, in a tongue-in-cheek way.

When past doesn’t matter

Rumour has it that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif might come together for a promotional song in Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick.

Of Aamir Khan and Instagram

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has denied that he has an account on photo-sharing website Instagram and said it is fake.

The 49-year-old actor has accounts on other social networking sites including Twitter and Facebook. "Guys, I am not on Instagram. It is obviously some fake account," Aamir posted on Twitter. — PTI

Astro turf
P Khurrana

ARIES: "The Prince of Pentacles" infuses your financial stability. You will find appreciation for your culinary talents. The evening will be spent with friends over a lively conversation. Love stars twinkle.

Tarot message: Don't do anything at the cost of health.

Lucky colour: Cherry red

Magic number: 43

TAURUS: "The Knight of Cups" makes you emotional in personal relationship and graceful on social occasions. You are likely to find an ideal partner. Be bold and speak your mind out. Tarot message: Lack of persistence can be disastrous in business matters.

Lucky colour: White

Magic number: 47

GEMINI: Plan some fun and relaxation with friends and loved ones. "The Magus" brings change and travel. Today you will be taking on a more ambitious role. A brief business-cum-pleasure trip is on the cards. Tarot message: Don't waste an opportunity by being rash.

Lucky colour: Turquoise.

Magic number: 44

CANCER: "Ace of Swords" pulls you in opposite direction when making a decision. A yearning for overseas travel and adventure could encourage a career of your choice. Be focused. A celebration is on the cards. Tarot message: Keep your eyes on the future.

Lucky colour: Fiery red

Magic number: 28

LEO: Some very interesting and unusual people come into your sphere and give you different ideas on how to go about your financial matters. Avoid new debt or excess spending. Tonight, rest and pamper your body. Tarot message: Time will heal all pains and wounds.

Lucky colour: Lotus pink

Magic number: 33

VIRGO: "The Prince of Cups" brings you to your truths, hopes and desires that you mask with a calm surface. You are good at getting people to express their opinions and keeping your own hidden. Tarot message: You can make things happen out of the most unlikely circumstances.

Lucky colour: Peacock blue

Magic number: 36

LIBRA: "The Lovers" facilitate you to be open and inspired by new ideas. A surprise phone call could put you back in touch with a friend you have not seen for a long time. Its not a good day to start joint ventures. Tarot message: Do not be in the rush to spend extravagantly.

Lucky colour: Silver grey

Magic number: 54

SCORPIO: "The Priestess" infuses promise and commitment in personal relationships. Bring up the sensitive issues that everybody is skirling around, which will encourage some open and revealing discussing. Tarot message: Spend time meeting experienced people.

Lucky colour: Crimson

Magic number: 37

SAGITTARIUS: "The prince of Wands" comes riding with a promise of power and energy. Lots of secrets and undercover scenarios can make for an interesting day. This will be a pleasantly sociable day.

Tarot message: Be positive and stay focused on your goals.

Lucky colour: Brown

Magic number: 56

CAPRICORN: "The Fool' infuses you with courage. A neighbour has some gossip to divulge you. Make sure you really want to hear secrets or rumours about someone. You find ways to express your creativity and emotion. Tarot message: Don't try to end all the deadlocks at one go.

Lucky colour: Ebony

Magic number: 25

AQUARIUS: "Ten of pentacles" bode extremely well for relationship and romance. Today, you will be able to enjoy interacting with people. Strange undercurrents at home can give rise to all sorts of drama.

Tarot message: Do not trivial problems haunt you.

Lucky colour: Deep red

Magic number: 28

PISCES: The karmic "Wheel of fortune" turns in your favour. Do not put up with a headache or a neck-pain; visit a doctor or other health professional before it gets too late. Trust your institution. Tarot message: Capitalise on your strength and do not trust others.

Lucky colour: Forest green

Magic number: 32

The year ahead
Madan Gupta Spatu

If your birthday is May 31...

You are gifted with creativity, imagination, artistic talents, versatility, good nature, and the ability to inspire others. You are a born communicator and your wit and light-heartedness will help others see joy in any situation. You will be successful in any artistic endeavours, be it writing, speaking, designing, illustrating, dancing or acting. You may also take up any occupation where you can encourage and motivate people. Relationships with siblings, a partner, and even neighbours will improve significantly this year. Reaching out even in the smallest of ways, can be rewarding and can even bring new opportunities into your life. From September onwards, you can experience a newfound feeling of liberation in your thoughts and in your ability to express yourself.

Positive colours: Dark blue, dark grey, and all shades of blue

Select days: Saturday

Favourable numbers: 2, 4 and 8

Gems Recommended: Gomed, cats eye, tiger stone, and fluorite

Charity on birthday: You may donate blue /black utensils, LPG to the needy or at any school, religious place or a Goshala today.

You share your birthday with Anand and Milind [May 31], a duo of music directors, who are brothers. They composed music for over 200 Bollywood films, debuted in Ab Aayega Mazaa (1984) and rose to fame after the success of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.

Chatter box
Shaan sings for Ek Hasina Thi

Ek Hasina Thi, one of the recent offerings of Star Plus, gears up to mesmerise their audience with Shaan's exclusive soundtrack to mark the entry of Bhuvanesh Mann on the show. Besides roping in the Bollywood stars, Vatsal Seth and Simone Singh to play lead roles, the makers of the show have now got the music stalwarts of the industry to feature in the show. After Sunidhi Chauhan, producer Siddharth Malhotra got Shaan to sing a unique track in his serial. The song will be filmed on Bhuvanesh Maan, who has been introduced as Durga/Nitya's (Sanjeeda Sheikh) romantic interest. The producer of the show has penned the lyrics of the song titled, Ab Jaana Sanam. When contacted an elated Siddharth said, "For love songs, Shaan's voice is the most apt. He has done the entire track arrangement as well. The song is also coming out very well. I am very happy with the progress on the show."

After a hiatus

Indraneil Sengupta will soon be back on television in the show, Tumhari Pakhi, after a gap of six years. He talks to us about the role and his up and coming movies.

Tell us something about your role in Tumhari Pakhi…

I am doing a cameo in Tumhari Pakhi. I play the role of Rohan, Pakhi's friend before she got married and was in love with her. He will meet her and invite her for a cultural program in Singapore.

Why did you choose to return to television after six years?

The main reason behind doing this show is that producers Shashi and Sumeet are good friends. I have been associated with them since their shows, Ek Radha Ek Shham and Doli Sajan Ke came up and we share a good rapport. This cameo doesn't interfere with my commitment to doing Bengali films. I would love to do more shows on television, but time constraints kept me away.

Will you be doing more shows on television?

Depends on the kind of work that comes my way.

Do you know Iqbal Khan or Shradha Arya, who are a part of Tumhari Pakhi?

I only know of Iqbal as he's a fine acquaintance. We are all from the same generation of actors, who debuted together. He's a warm, friendly and decent person.

What other Hindi films are you doing?

My last release was Children Of War and I am in talks with two producers. — HRM

It’s all about act and action

Keeping up with the tradition of bringing popular faces back on television, Sony TV's crime show, Encounter, will now feature Barkha Bisht in its up and coming episodes. Barkha was last seen in the show, Parvarrish. In Encounter, she will play the role of a female gangster. The pretty girl seems to very excited about her new venture because she has never done an action role earlier.

Coming soon

Shatrughan Sinha's son, Kush, will soon direct a television show. He will helm the televised version of Jeffrey Archer's political bestseller, First Among Equals. Apparently, the show will be produced by Sheetal Talwar and once the deal is final, the casting will begin.

Bidding adieu

Star Plus's show, Ek Ghar Banunga will soon go off air and it will be replaced by a new show, Ek Ladki Suhani Si starring debutants, Saahil Mehta and Neha Yadav. The show will go on air on June 7.

Back to the pavilion

Abhaas Mehta will soon be back on television. He will be seen playing the role of Andhak's son on the mythological show, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev. Abhaas was supposed to play Andhak's role earlier but he could not because he was ill. He was earlier seen as Shyam in the show, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon.

Up for another show

Samir Soni, who was last seen in Parichay, will now be doing Ekta Kapoor's new show on Life OK. He will be seen with Sonali Bendre, who will be making her acting debut on TV. In the show, Sonali gets married to a politician, who goes to jail and falls in love with a businessperson, played by Samir.

first-day-first show
Drama & more…


Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film Citylights features Rajkumar Rao and Patralekha in the lead roles. The film is based on the life of a small town man who comes to Mumbai, with his family, in search of a better life.

A must watch

This is not a movie, its cinema and this is what I call-Good cinema. I love each and every part of the film, every scene, the struggle of the couple to keep up with the challenges they face in life and the phenomenal way that the film is created. It's a must watch.

Rubal Bansal, student

Subject wise

I love the film, primarily for the subject and importantly, for its treatment. I love the way the makers of the film dwelled upon the idea of struggle, juxtaposed it with the strength, and will to overcome that struggle.

Yuvraj Khosla, Dubai-based chef

Star power

What I love about the film is that everyone will be able to relate to it. It's not mainly the situations, but the intensity of mental struggle that everyone faces in today's world. I love the lead actor, Rajkumar, he is a phenomenal talent!

Neeraj, businessperson


Directed by Frank Coraci, the film Blended, stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Wendi McLendon Covey in the lead roles. After a blind date goes horribly wrong, Jim and Lauren agree that they never want to see each other ever again. But, all that changes and leads to several comical situations.

Total fun

Since it is an Adam Sandler film, one is bound to expect a lot of comedy, drama and romance and that is precisely what you get! I love the film for its pure entertainment and comedy.

Anahita Sachdeva, student

Amazing chemistry

I like the film. It's interesting and good entertainment. Also, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore post their film 50 First Dates are a good pair to watch on-screen.

Harjot Kaur, Homemaker

(As told to Amarjot Kaur)

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