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Badhaai Do Story: As members of the gay and lesbian community who are secretive about their sexual orientation, Sumi and Shardul lead double lives.

It is assumed that they will be shielded from scrutiny if they enter into a marriage of compromise in order to appease their family.

The plot of this kid-friendly film is around what they hope to accomplish and how they get there.

Badhaai Do
The review of Badhaai Do is here. Marriages are said to be formed in paradise. Many of these ‘heavenly marriages,’ interestingly, appear that such because of the multiple compromises made by the two people involved. Although it’s not talked about very much, this form of marital compromise has been around for years in Badhaai Do.

If you’ve never heard of it, a “lavender marriage” is a heterosexual marriage between two homosexuals. It’s a compromise they make to fit in better with society, escape the social stigma associated with being single, or just to have a better quality of life. While the characters are never sacrificed, Harshavardhan Kulkarni’s film presents this convoluted arrangement with wit and comedy, but never at their expense. To convey the notion that sexual orientation does not and should not define a person’s identity, the film was made. An enjoyable family film, the sequel to the numerous National Award-winning Badhaai Ho.

 

Sumi (Bhumi Pednekar) and Shardul (Rajkummar Rao) are roommates in the film. That which comes next is a journey of treading on eggshells to preserve their secret from family, friends, and neighbors, while still remaining loyal to who they are as a married couple.” As a result, they’re constantly in a state of panic and on the move. Shardul and Sumi’s romantic interludes with their real partners play out with the same ease, comfort, and turbulence that we have seen between any other couple in our movies – an indication that the film’s intention is not to stereotype the gay and lesbian community but to change attitudes and eliminate prejudices.

 

A gay person is depicted in the film as feeling utterly alone and isolated, especially when they are unable to openly discuss their sexuality with their family and are left to cope with their problems on their own. After a very depressing first half, the second half focuses on the protagonists’ efforts to reconnect with their loved ones.

 

An attempt is made to normalize the portrayal of gay and lesbian relationships on film in Badhaai Do. There was also an emphasis on marriage and the complications of middle-class traditional families, as well as the pressures placed on individuals by these groups. Because the characters are not treated differently because they are gay, the story is beautiful. The film presents the sexual orientation of the main characters as neutrally as possible from the outset.

 

Shardul’s portrayal by Rajkummar Rao is flawless. The heartfelt moments, in particular, are awe-inspiring. As a result, he exudes a sense of dignity and sincerity in his portrayal of the role. Sumi’s portrayal by Bhumi Pednekar is sympathetic, nuanced, and on target. When it comes to conveying her inner turmoil, she’s got a gift for it.

 

Chum Darang makes an impressive Bollywood debut in a part that would normally be too risky for a beginner to embark on. In an uncommon move in Hindi cinema, the filmmakers cast an actor from the northeast as a co-lead. He merits a special note for his surprise appearance, Gulshan Devaiah. This one’s a keeper! Veteran performers like Seema Pahwa and Sheeba Chaddha round out the cast and lend gravitas to the plot. Their conversations are often the source of the funniest moments in the show.

 

The early part of the film could have benefited from tighter editing to increase the action. A few times, the story gets a little lost in the shuffle, but it eventually gets back on track. The film was well-shot, portraying the natural splendor and rustic charm of Uttarakhand in all its glory. Badhaai Do’s title tune by Tanishk Bagchi and Bandi Tot by Ankit Tiwari are two of the film’s most memorable songs. It’s a song that will stay with you long after the movie is gone, thanks to Amit Trivedi’s work on it.

 

DY Chandrachud referenced the late Justice Leila Seth when the Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality in 2018 “The ability to love is fundamental to our humanity. It is cruel and terrible to make exercising that freedom a crime.” There are films like Badhaai Do that are significant in a country where it took decades to decriminalize consenting homosexual acts and where same-gender marriages are still not recognized legally or socially. For the average Indian household, it helps to normalize the topic and begin a discussion. Even while the gay and lesbian community has been extensively shown in Bollywood films, the focus here is on the families, particularly those living in rural towns. Instead of ignoring them, the film incorporates families right into the action.

Jhund

STORY: Vijay Barse, a former sports coach, now devotes his time and resources to teaching football to disadvantaged children in Nagpur’s slums in order to keep them safe from drugs and crime.
REVIEW: In most places, a pink-and-white wall is surrounded by iron fencing. People from the nearby slum cannot pass over to the other side, where educated and wealthy families live, because the gate is shut and guarded. Symbolically, this film is entering new territory with that image. Finally, the film’s concluding image depicts an airplane hovering over a cluster of slum homes in Mumbai.

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Jhund, by Nagraj Popatrao Manjule, is not a sports biography, despite the fact that it follows many of the typical rhythms of a well-made sports drama. As a social critique, the video asks what we can do to help those who don’t have much in the way of assets recognize their own and cross over to the other, better side. Amitabh’s Vijay Borade (based on retired sports professor Vijay Barse, who has educated numerous street kids in football and created an NGO Slum Soccer) speaks properly about it in a significant part of the film, which is set in Nagpur’s bylanes and shot beautifully (Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti). Filmed in the slum of jhopadpatti (where most of the action takes place), the city’s skyline is beautifully romanticized by the camera.

Although the action in this piece gets off to a slow start, it quickly picks up steam. On the verge of retirement, Vijay Borade, a college sports professor, isn’t ready to hang up his cleats yet. Adult education classes for the community are being taught in his home at no cost to him. While his son’s objection to his plans to study abroad is obvious, it’s minimized. Vijay’s attention is drawn to a group of children playing football with a plastic barrel in a nearby slum, and he begins to train them in the sport. This gradually diverts their attention from their lives of crime and drug abuse. Nevertheless, how far does he go? Is this the end of their lives? Is it possible for some or all of them to cross over? The over three-hour length of the video answers all of these questions and more.

Nagraj Popatrao Manjule, as a writer and director, manages to keep one’s interest for most of the film, although the pace slackens in the second half and needs a tighter edit. Also regrettable is that the film’s first half is high-energy, while the second half is dramatic – a more even split could have won the picture some extra brownie points. The first half of the film features a sprinkling of colorful individuals who offer excitement and even humor.

While the film’s plot deals with a variety of themes, there is also a fair amount of attention paid to on-field athletics.

If the editing had been more focused, the arcs and story-loops for each spotlighted character would have had a larger impact.
For the most part, the film deals with a wide range of topics that aren’t overtly addressed in the script, including caste division, cultural judgments, class differences, economic differences, and the education and rights of women. However, this has the drawback of detracting from the story’s general pacing because of the way it deals with some of these concerns.

It’s difficult to put into words how brilliantly Amitabh Bachchan portrays the characters he takes on. Retired sports professor and selfless philanthropist Dr. Sanjay Gupta now devotes his life to protecting and educating children from the slums of Nagpur. Again, he is in total command of every scene in which he appears and never overshadows or diminishes the power of his cast members.

In addition, you’ll notice how over a dozen kids and young adults, such as Ankush (also Don/Ankush in the film), perform with such self-assurance. Despite their lack of acting experience, they manage to keep your interest.

They do a fantastic job in the roles they’ve been given. Rinku Rajguru and Aakash Thosar (who appeared in Nagraj’s Sairat) are able to assist the rest of the actors, despite their tiny roles in the movie.
This is a dramatic sports picture, so don’t expect the usual thrills at every turn, but the message it’s trying to convey will knock you for a loop.

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Based on S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges’ hard-hitting novel “Mafia Queens of Mumbai,” “Gangabui Kathiawadi” follows Ganga as she goes from being an innocent, small-town girl to the undisputed queen of kamathipura, Mumbai.
REVIEW: In the bustling bylanes of south Mumbai’s notorious red-light area, Kamathipura, women are seen standing at the doorstep of a kotha (brothel). This site is true, terrible, and dramatic. ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, chronicles the narrative of numerous young women who were sold to brothels for a few hundred dollars, all through the eyes of its protagonist, Gangubai Kathiawadi (Alia Bhatt).

When a naive and starry-eyed Ganga is tricked into eloping with her lover Ramnik (Varun Kapoor) on the promise that he will pave the way for her to make it as a heroine in Bollywood some time in the early 1950s or 1960s. Ultimately, and as we all know, Ganga (who later renames herself Gangu and finally Gangubai) becomes the heroine of Kamathipura instead of the other way around. Over the years, Kamathipura becomes her home, and the brothel girls her family. A social stigma and other obstacles on her quest bring out the fighter in her.

The film’s beauty rests in its depiction of Gangu’s character’s development over the course of her life. The story takes its time to get going, even if it seems to be dragging at times, but it makes up for it with a lot of impactful scenes and dialogue.

Everything about this film revolves around Alia Bhatt, who plays a boss lady in a world of brothels and lustful men. This is a role that might take some time for some people to get used to Alia performing – but once they see her delivering lines with incredible confidence, daring, and a killer instinct, they can’t help but root for her.

In his brief appearance as Rahim Lala, Ajay Devgan left a strong mark on the audience. Although Seema Pahwa, Vijay Raaz, and Jim Sarbh all give their all in the supporting role, they aren’t given much space to shine. One of the most remarkable portions of the film is the relationship between Shantanu Maheshwari (Gangu’s love interest) and his character, Gangu.

With each difficulty and episode progressing like a chapter in a book, Bhansali drives his narrative. A lot happens in this film, including Gangu’s transformation into a feminist activist in Kamathipura, her relationship with the city’s underbelly, and her political aspirations, but we’re still curious about the rest of her life and the events that led up to it. Gangu is portrayed in Bhansali’s trademark manner with great care, although the film’s narrative does not focus on any one aspect of Gangu’s life in particular. The quality of the filmmaking is excellent. Even Gangu, dressed in white, stands out in the midst of all of the color and splendor. But other than Dholida, none of the songs are very noteworthy.

This film, too, is a visual treat thanks to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s direction. During the film’s depiction of Mumbai’s red-light district, the camera lavishes itself with opulence and glamour. No matter how much we learn about our culture, the lives of sex workers, and relevant questions, there is still a lot we don’t know about the protagonist’s life.

Some dramatic situations and clap-worthy phrases keep you interested in a film that is too long for its running time. Bhansali’s vision of a larger-than-life universe remains with you after you leave the theatre, while Gangubai’s tumultuous life continues to spark your curiosity.

You’ll be left wanting more if you’re hoping to get a real look inside Gangubai’s life, popularly known as the Mumbai Mafia Queen. In spite of this, there are enough moments in the play to draw you into this realm of seemingly eternal nights and never-ending illuminations.

Toolsidas Junior

A young kid named Midi (Varun Buddhadev) is steadfast in his quest to regain his father’s renown, despite the obstacles life throws his way.
REVIEW: Mridul’s ‘Toolsidas Junior,’ based on a true incident, tells the touching tale of a father-son relationship and their shared aspirations in life. When you watch Midi’s journey to becoming a Toolsidas Junior throughout most of this film, you’re thoroughly immersed in her story. In contrast to other sports stories, this one is driven by a young boy’s own ambition to achieve what his father had once yearned for, rather than demanding parents.

Toolsidas Junior
A world-class snooker player named Toolsidas (Rajiv Kapoor) plays mainly for the sake of his son in this drama set in Calcutta in 1994. Jimmy Tandon, a five-time champion, is the target of his attention in a competition (Dalip Tahil). Assuring his adolescent son Midi that the trophy is on its way, Toolsidas loses.

In order to fulfill his father’s ambition, Midi sets out to learn the game on his own, which breaks the hearts of both him and his partner. Despite having a goal in mind, the youngster nevertheless has difficulty finding a mentor. Because he is under the age of 16, he cannot train at the same club as his father.

The youngster’s passion for the sport leads him to join the YMC Wellington club, where he meets previous national champion Mohd Salaam (Sanjay Dutt). Assuming Midi doesn’t mind Salaam’s uninteresting demeanor, will he be Midi’s salvation?
T-Series and Mridul Gowarikar (the film’s producers) have a script that’s devoid of commercial aspects like action sequences, overblown language, and peppy music but it doesn’t matter because this predictable sports drama has your attention the entire time.

During the first half, things go rapidly for Toolsidas, but after the intermission, the pace calms down. Arijit Singh’s song ‘Add Chala Badal Naya’ is calming and will linger with you long after the film is ended.

As soon as we see them in the first scene, the characters are immediately recognizable. Varun Buddhadev, the film’s protagonist, steals the show as Midi with his commanding performance. This young actor portrays his character with a sincere and appealing performance that precisely captures the wide range of emotions that he experiences.

As Midi’s mentor, Sanjay Dutt turns in an electrifying performance as himself. The trainer’s role gets a Bollywood makeover with lines like “Jaundice ko Rajinikanth ka punch,” “Totta ko Mithun ka Disco King,” and “Kalia ko Bachchan sir ka complete chaat.”

As Tulsidas, a drunken father who is also dedicated, Rajiv Kapoor gave one of his best performances before he passed away. Despite his brief appearance on screen, he has a significant impact on the story. Adorable in his role as older brother Goti, Chinmay Chandraunshuh makes for a compelling lead actor.

Dalip Tahil keeps the same winning expression throughout the film by executing childish behaviors like chaddi-throwing (instead of coin-tossing) to pick between two possibilities.

Before You Die

Kavya, a young girl in the final stages of her illness, travels to Darjeeling with her college professor father. When she’s running out of time, she meets Kuldeep, whose love transforms the final stretch of her life into the most lovely she’s ever experienced.

At some point, you find yourself in a reenactment of the Titanic final scene, where Kate Winslet goes through a sea of people and attempts to reach out to Leonardo DiCaprio. The one in “Before You Die” is anything but a romantic gem.

Before You Die, a film by Suvendu Raj Ghosh is about the bravery and power of Kavya (Kavya Kashyap). She is battling pancreatic cancer and has very little time left.

 

The film chronicles her final six months in Darjeeling, far from her hometown in Rajasthan, where she was receiving treatment for her illness. Kavya’s father has no credible justification for taking a job that will put her thousands of miles away from her doctors. When Kavya (Puneet Raj Sharma) meets Kuldeep (Raj Kapoor), everything changes for the better for her. She is smitten by him, but she is aware that their relationship is doomed from the start.

In an example of bad editing and directing, the film wastes half of its running time (about 96 minutes) to simply inform the spectator that Kavya is dying. The rest of the film focuses on Kuldeep’s efforts to help her fulfill some of her last requests.

Despite the filmmakers’ stated goal of illustrating the importance of living life to the fullest and overcoming obstacles with a smile, their efforts fall far short. Several storylines are left open and characters are left dangling in the air because of the shoddy writing. It’s hard to get excited about the performances because they’re so amateurish and unpolished. A lack of attention to detail Despite a respectable score, the rest of the film falls short in nearly every other aspect, leaving you disappointed before you even leave the theatre.