The Supreme Court on Thursday has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete their investigation in all the 2G spectrum cases and related cases arising out of it including the Aircel-Maxis deal.
The apex court has given a deadline of three months to complete the investigation.
A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan granted three more months to investigating agencies to complete the probe after the counsel appearing for the ED and...
In a major blow to Congress-led Grand Alliance for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati on Thursday decided to contest the upcoming assembly polls in alliance with Janta Congress Chhattisgarh.
In a press conference, Mayawati said, “BSP will fight on 35 seats and Janta Congress Chhattisgarh will contest on 55 seats."
Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) has decided to contest upcoming assembly polls in alliance with Janta Congress...
The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the Patna High Court’s order imposing ban on the reporting of the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case.
A division bench presided by Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta set aside the August 23 order of the Patna High Court allowing the media agencies to report about the incident but has asked the media not to publish any picture of the victims whether morphed or blur.
The apex court had on Tuesday stayed the Patna High Court order allowing CBI Special...
In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said, "PM Modi wanted to be a 'Chowkidar' of the country but we all know that 'Chowkidar' himself is a thief."
In his speech at Sagwara in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district, Gandhi raised a number of issues and attacked PM Modi led government over rising petrol and diesel prices, Rafale aircraft deal, farmers loan waiver issue and GST.
PM Modi said he wants to be a 'Chowkidar'. Now we all know that...
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday confirmed that there would be a formal meeting between the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar said, “I can confirm that on the request of the Pakistani side, a meeting between EAM & Pakistani Foreign Minister will take place on the sidelines of #UNGA at a mutually convenient...
This year's one of the most anticipated film, Thugs Of Hindostan has once again thrilled its audience with the release of a new motion poster on September 20.
The poster introduces John Clive, played by British actor Lloyd Owen as the villain of the movie.
Owen is widely known for playing Indiana Jones’ father in the television series 'The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles' during the early 90s.
He has also worked in the popular British sitcom series 'Coupling'. Lloyd had a pivotal role in the...
Cast: Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Aditya Pancholi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sharad Kelkar and Vivan Bhatena
Director: Nikhil Advani
"If you want this love story to work, then buy yourself some time," warns a concerned brother to his distraught sister half-way through the film.
This warning is probably meant for the audience too, who by now seem to be restlessly squirming in their seats.
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With the premise that is spelt through the dialogue, "Ek goonda, kya ek IG ki beti se pyaar kar sakta hai kya", You expect the plot, which is a remake of Subhash Ghai's superhit film of the same name, to be gripping.
But director Nikhil Advani's version, is a far cry from the original.
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While I usually do not compare films, this one is an exception owing to its pedigree.
If it was the music and songs that made Subhash Ghai's 1983 film "Hero", a superhit and a runaway success, it is the performance by the lead cast that makes Nikhil Advani's film bearable.
Sooraj Pancholi plays the mobster with a strong character, Sooraj Kaushik who is indebted to his godfather Pasha, whom he lovingly calls "Baba". And Athiya Shetty plays Radha, the Inspector General of Police, Shrikant Mathur's daughter who is in love with Sooraj.
While their onscreen chemistry is perfunctory, they seem earnest and promising. They make a sincerely charming and self-assured pair. With a well-chiselled physique, Sooraj appears to be a bit reticent and camera shy, whereas Athiya, is poised and confidence personified.
While Sooraj slips into the skin of his character with ease, Athiya with her cocky dialogues seems incongruent with the character she portrays, and the fault lies with the director.
Tigmanshu Dhulia as the fraught with problems, Inspector General of Police, delivers as best he could, but seems grossly misfit in the ensemble. Aditya Pancholi with his bearded look, lacks the aura of the underworld king pin Pasha. His deadpan dialogue delivery does not make him menacing at all.
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Sharad Kelkar portrays the IG's son Dheeraj with aplomb. His is a perfectly conventional character of a loving son and concerned older brother who plots to keep his sister happy. Anita Hassanandani as his wife is wasted.
Vivan Bhatena as the antagonist Prince Rannvijay Shekhawat, makes his presence felt in a small, but well-defined and executed role. His impish, wicked demeanour grows gradually till it explodes during the action scenes in the climax.
The fight as well as the dance sequences are well-choreographed. And the background score is perfectly synchronised with the visuals in terms of beat and tempo. But unfortunately, the songs don't match the simplicity and finesse of the original and they lack the encore factor.
Also the direction, with scant regard to detailing, is careless and without conviction. Thus, making the entire viewing experience a silly proposition.
With excellent production values, Advani's film, though technically advanced, is poorly executed in terms of writing. The characters, without much thought given into their back-stories, are shallow and underdeveloped. And the screenplay is ridiculously flawed and confusing at times. While most of the scenes are superbly dramatic, they unfortunately do not create an emotional impact.
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Overall, this "Hero" is a below mediocre fare except for the lead pair's straight-forward performances.