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Aiyaary Book Launch Is All Set to Reinforce Your Love For The Nation

Well for all Bollywood buffs who constantly follow the entertainment world, you might not be unaware of the news that Aiyaary is all set to release this Friday, 16th of February. Neeraj Pandey, the veteran director has always made us fall in love with movies with a touch of innovation, a social message or a patriotic thought. This time he brings together another touch of innovation with the glamorous cast like Manoj Bajpayee,. Siddharth Malhotra, Naseerudin Shah, Anupam Kher, Rakul Preet Singh.

And while films have always been extraordinarily engaging for bookworms like me, Aiyaary has another surprise. Monday, 12th Feb, witnessed the book launch of Aiyaary at Taj Diplomatic Enclave in the presence of stars like Manoj Bajpayee, Neeraj Pandey, Rakul Preet and Siddharth Malhotra in the presence of Delhi Crossword head.

About The Book

The book contains inputs from the cast, how the film had been developed, how each of them has had an experience and definitely their thoughts on the theme. Well, if you are a movie as well as a book lover like me, the book is the perfect catch.

About The Launch

The launch witnessed a friendly panel discussion about different episodes of the book. Manoj Bajpayee shared how it was fun for him to go different places for the shoot and how he executed his role.

Siddharth Malhotra too shared his opinion about how challenging it is for the soldiers to execute their duties amidst all hardships. Director Neeraj Pandey also gave his opinion in developing Aiyaary. He told he loved the sound that the letters “Aiyaary” produce.

Overall the discussion had been an enriching one.

About The Film

Aiyaary is all set to release on 16th of February and well if you are unaware of the story, here’s a quick glimpse. Aiyaary is all about a colonel who has only a span of 36 hours to catch hold of his former protege, a major who has the power to even bring down the government. Don’t miss to catch the thrill and action of this journey in the coffee table book by Crossword Bookstores.

Crossword Bookstores had also conducted a contest on their social media and the winners were prized with autographed copies of the Book.

Thanks to Crossword Bookstores for bringing forward such an incredible journey through the pages of Aiyaary.

Meet Hafiza & Rakiba Sultana: The Sister Duo is A Must Watch For Their Exceptionally Melodious Mash-Ups

I have always believed in the fact that Talent knows no age. It is a God-gifted element that gradually nurtures and nourishes to bloom into efficiency. Today as I introduce to you this new section “Real Life Celebrity”, I would like to begin with the story of a young girl whose only passion was to voice out her emotions, expressions and every facet of her life through songs. She believes to define herself through the art of her voice and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration at all if I ever say that this young girl has all the talent to become a singing sensation in the coming times.

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Before moving further, let us have a quick trailer of her mesmerizing voice.

Introducing to you Hafiza Sultana, a girl studying in 12’th standard who sings no less than a sensational star.

The magic of her voice not only lies in her ability to create a melodious magic from every song but also to recreate beautiful mash-ups that very few people can ever even think of.

Singing has been an inherent talent within her since long and undertaking classical music sessions since the age of 10 made it go strong.

The Other Lovely Half

rakibaRakiba Sultana, her sister, a student pursuing graduation in English Literature is also a forerunner of this magical talent. She too joins in Hafiza for her mash ups and undoubtedly when this duo sings, what you get is a miraculously melodious piece that would soothe any sort of mood.

Was It A Smooth Journey For This Duo To Follow Their Dreams?

Coming from a Muslim conservative background, their journey had not been a smooth bed of roses. In fact, it was solely their parents’ support that guided them to tread on their path of passion without facing much hurdles.

Kudos to such parents who believe to take their childrens’ dreams ahead crossing all barriers of so called caste systems and their stereotyping!

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We wish this beautiful sister duo all the Best Wishes to prosper ahead and make their journey go along with their brilliant aptitudes and their “never to give up” mindsets.

If you too have a hidden celebrity inside, don’t feel shy to share your stories with us at socialconnoisseurs@gmail.com

Remember we are here to listen to you.

 

Anurag Basu Cooked Up A Sudden Story and It Isn’t Delicious Enough! Jagga Jasoos Review

 

So Anurag Basu finally has arrived with a new film after years and I was too excited to try my luck. So right after a hectic day, I hopped into a nearby theatre for a quick dose of relaxation and what did I get?

An utter plate of disappointment offered to me with some peppy, melodious music.

So let me elaborate a bit so that you understand what’s in store for you when you walk into the theatres with some incredible expectations.

jagga jassos review...Plot

I won’t unfold you the entire story but would share tits and bits and believe me these bits are enough strong to forget your movie plans. So Katrina Kaif adopts a storytelling mode to reveal the mysterious tales of Jagga aka Ranbir Kapoor. And there we come to learn how Jagga met his father “Tooti Frooti”. It was under his mentorship Jagga could learn the most significant chapters of life. But unfortunately, one fine day,  Tutti Frooti aka Saswata Chatterjee leaves behind Jagga in a boarding school without any further explanation. And then on, Jagga became the mystery solver, Jagga: the Jasoos.

From solving trivial mysteries like murder of his English teacher to the cracking of the secret route for arms migration, Jagga had established himself as quite a professional detective. And one fine day, Jagga comes to know that his father Tooti Frooti is no more. But the detective instincts in Jagga make him believe that his dad is still alive. And then begins his journey to search Tutti Frooti and in this course he finds a bigger mystery is waiting for him: The case of Mr. Bashir Alexander.

Who is he exactly, I won’t reveal, but all I can say is it is this thread that Anurag Basu leaves behind unstitched probably to bring out a sequel to this one.

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Katrina and Ranbir’s meeting seem to be accidental but in the due course they become great friends and definitely mutual love interests develop( quite predictable ). Shruti Sengupta aka Katrina is a journalist whose latest story centres around the illegal migration of arms and during this episode she happens to meet Ranbir, who not only helps her getting her story bites but also saves her from the possible life threats. Later Katrina accompanies Ranbir in his journey to find out “Tutti Frooti” his dad, as she is the only one he can look upto for help and also a complete replica of his dad in her attitude and behavior.

jagga jasoos review.

The problem is if the narrative had been plain even with a pinch of flashbacks then still it could have been acceptable. But Anurag Basu decides to disclose the mysteries of arms and ammunition through the narrative of Katrina and that too in front of kids who fall between the age of 6-10 years. And just like us, they too were completely bored by Katrina’s story.

What Could Have Been Great:

As soon as you move into the theatres, you are into the world of lyrical ballads. Ranbir is unable to speak smoothly and he stammers, but surprisingly when he sings, he does it like a pro. Moreover even in some serious situations, Ranbir tends to forget his stammering and speaks in his usual flow. The problem is despite there’s some great music in the movie but there’s excess of it. But as the saying goes: Nothing of excess is never good enough.

The movie takes us to different locations from the scenic landscapes of Manipur to the traditional streets of the City of Joy and even to destinations of Kenya and Morocco. But nothing seems to impress us much.

As usual Katrina falls short of her acting skills and seriously adds to the disappointing soup.

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Ranbir Kapoor perhaps had taken over the responsibility to compensate for the loss and thus his flawless acting does make you feel that your ticket money has not been a complete waste. Even Saswata Chatterjee had been a source of great inspiration with his commendable acting.

After Barfi, I was really looking up to Anurag Dada for some real good script but unfortunately all expectations went in vain. Had the script been a little more powerful, then definitely the film would have left a greater impact on our mind.

Rating:3.5/5