Trailer Tales: Toilet Ek Prem Katha

Bhumi Pednekar is back to shine, Akshay Kumar shines as always…

Bhumi Pednekar make a startling debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Her talent was praised by everyone, and I think the same would happen after the release of Toilet Ek Prem Katha. She looks very convincing. And Akshay Kumar seems, as always, promising enough! 

The story goes like Akshay Kumar (Keshav) has one aim in life – to get married. He falls in love with a more modern woman, played by Pednekar (Jaya), and they eventually get married. But all hell breaks loose when after marriage, Jaya finds out that Keshav’s house doesn’t have a toilet and she leaves the house and goes off, maybe to her parents home only to return if a toilet is made. 

The film, apart from being a love story deals with the subject of so many Indian’s having to use natural areas, like farms, rivers, forests, etc instead of a toilet. It’s high time someone spoke about it! 

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Trailer Tales: Mom

Mom is Sridevi’s 300th film, releasing in her 50th year as an actress…

Sridevi’ last Hindi film (English Vinglish) released 5 years ago and now she’s back. She played a mother in that film and plays a mother yet again in Mom. Although in the former, her character just didn’t revolve around just being a mom. In “Mom” Sridevi can be seen getting her life together as a mother and solving various conspiracies around her daughter. 

By the looks of the trailer, this film is not just going to be aesthetically pleasing, but promises power packed performances as well. Sridevi can of course be touted as one of most (rather the most) good looking moms in Bollywood and here she pulls off a rather no make-up look with grace. Akshaye Khanna makes an appearance after Dishoom and looks as dapper as always. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a cameo, but you can’t just recognise him at the first instance, but of course his performance seems top notch. 

The film also stars Sajal Ali, who is a Pakistani actress and plays Sridevi’s daughter in the film, and Adnan Siddiqui. Directed by Ravi Udyawar, Mom is a woman-centric movie, produced by Sridevi’s husband, Boney Kapoor, Mom releases on July 7th. 

Trailer Tales: Raabta

The Raabta trailer sure makes an impact…

Just when you think everything is going right, something wrong happens. That’s basically what Raabta is about, from the looks of the trailer. 

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Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon are having a great time falling in love with each other, but life isn’t a bed of roses and here comes Jim Sarbh (wooaaahhh) who claims that he is an old lover of Sanon and that “woh sirf uski hai”. Then fights, arguments, kisses, love making, dialogues and seemingly good performances follow. 

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Now about the film, I kind of like the trailer and the performances do seem promising enough. Sushant and Sarbh, both have established themselves as fine actors with their films like Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, MS Dhoni and Neerja and A Death in the Gunj. Sanon hasn’t really established herself as an actor yet, but she’s just two films old. And honestly speaking, I’ve always thought that she has the potential to be the next big thing. 

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Trailer Tales: Maatr

Raveena Tandon makes a powerful comeback…

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You Delhi has been labelled as the rape capital of India. Almost every other minute, a rape takes place in our country, most of them being in Delhi. That’s what Maatr is about. 

Maatr is the story of this mother and daughter who are out in the night and then the daughter is raped by some men and in the process, dies. Now the mother has decided (of course) to take revenge and goes to the police to seek justice. Now because some ‘big’ names are involved in the case, she is denied justice and then takes it in her own hands, eventually killing people and seeking revenge. 

This film is a comeback for Raveena Tandon and by the looks of it, it seems that he hasn’t lost a bit of her acting talent over all these years. She looks fabulous on screen as the helpless mother and the empowered revenge seeker. Watch out for 21st April to watch this film in the theatres near you. 

Trailer Tales: Sonata

A film with three women is not always a feminist film…

When a film boasts of the director being Aparna Sen while the cast includes Aparna herself, Lillete Dubey and Shabana Azmi, you sure have to watch it, don’t you?

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Sen’s Sonata deals with the mid life crisis of these three (unmarried) women, as they go about life in one apartment, sipping wine, lusting over men in briefs and all this while, making sure that no one hears their conversations.

 
Based on Mahesh Elkunchwar’s play, Sonata talks about the complexities and isolation that these three women – a journalist, a professor and a banker – have to deal with while going about their so called modern life. All of them have different backgrounds, despite which, in fact because of which, they manage to cherish each other. And if you’re thinking that three women on screen means a feminist film, you’re wrong. Dubey has clearly mentioned in the trailer, “we are not even feminists.”

 
If nothing, you have to watch Sonata for the performances by the three ladies, specially Shabana Azmi. We hope the movie delivers as much as the trailer does, but of course it will! It’s Aparna Sen for Gods sake! Also, the trailer has Emily Dickinson’s celebrated poem, ‘Because I could not wait for Death’ in it, so double yay! 

 
Watch the trailer here:

Trailer Tales: Begum Jaan

Vidya Balan will leave you speechless, again…

After delivering an amazing performance in Kahaani 2, Vidya Balan is now back with Begum Jaan, and believe us, with this, she will leave you spellbound.
The film is set against the backdrop of the partition of India where Balan plays a brothel owner. The trailer begins with a powerful monologue by Amitabh Bachchan and eventually, Balan and the other women are asked to vacate the house since it lies half in Pakistan and half in India after the partition. What follows is a series of compelling events that makes you want to see more of this film. ‘Begum Jaan’ also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Ila Arun, Chunky Pandey among others. While the other actresses too look promising, Vidya steals the show with her fiery act.

Directed by Srijit Mukherjee, the film releases on 14th April. Watch the trailer here: