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KIll Dil – Film Review

Kill / Dil
{Film Review}

A film directed by Shaad Ali

Produced by Yash Raj Films

Music Director: Shankaar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics by Gulzaar

I remember the first time I heard about Kill Dil, I was sitting in my car driving Singer & Guitarist, Ehsaan Noorani to a drug store to pick up allergy medicines. He was telling me how the album of Kill Dil will be a taste of old 90′s feel fused with the latest feel of music. He even told me how the entire film itself will just be a whole different taste itself, after watching the film today I definitely felt that it was a whole different taste in the mouth.

For starters, the story of the film was really good, I was entirely intrigued by the film and was afraid that if the story wasn’t powerful enough, I’d have fallen asleep as since morning I had been up since 7am. But the story did justice and I give half a star just for that!

Moving to the acting platform, every time I see a Ranveer Singh film, I hope he will do something a bit different, but at the same time the comic-action-charming roles do fit him and his personality well and he did just enough justice to that. Ali Zafar, an actor I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing and listening to way before he even became an actor. I remember when he released his first private album with YRF, I was floored by his romantic voice. Even though the few films he has done may not have been the audiences favorite, I have always enjoyed seeing him on screen and again I enjoyed his performance, this time his performance had a different suave feel to it– another half star to just Ali Zafar himself. Seeing Parineeti wasn’t anything different, but she definitely made a good addition to the team and story as well. What most of us are excited about seeing Kill Dil is Govinda! It was definitely good to see him back on the big screen and he never fails to just make us smile even if he is in a negative-comic role.

What kept me sitting in my seat and had my eyes glued to the screen? It’s simple, the very first thing I mentioned, the music! Shankaar-Ehsaan-Loy, always have a consistency when it comes to music and not only that, but always manage to create music which fits with the kind of film that is put together. I give one star itself for the music and one of the key components that kept the entertainment factor of the film going. I really enjoyed the music though, it was catchy, the words fit perfect per-situation and I also really liked hearing the infused singers of Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Shankar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Adnan Sami, Arijit Singh, Rasika Chandrashekhar, Nihira Joshi Deshpande, Mahalaxshmi Iyer, Sukhwinder Singh, Ali Zafar & the beautiful poems by Gulzaar. Again it was a good mix of the old and new styles of music.

The film wasn’t bad, but it was not the best action-romantic-comedy film I have seen. It definitely had a lot of potential to be a bit better but it was just a good film. I definitely wish Ranveer and Parineeti would try out different kinds of roles, but these kind of roles still suit them!

A New Girl in a City’s Review on Kill Dil is

2 stars

“Sajde”

Arijit Singh & Nihira Joshi Deshpande

Kill Dil Juke Box

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Filmy Updates!

New Song – Mileya Mileya | Film: Happy Ending

Here’s a new song from the upcoming film, Happy Ending! I’ve been eagerly waiting to share this song with you all as I just recently heard it about a week ago and have been non-stop playing it everywhere I go and humming it when the stereo system isn’t around. It’s catch, soulful and beautiful.

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Happy Ending Team in Conversation with Bollywood Hungama

Kalki Koechilin, Illena D’cruz & Saif Ali Khan talk about their upcoming film, Happy Ending releasing November 21

 New Song – Dhoom Dhaam | Film: Action Jackson

Releasing December 5, 2014

Film Companion in Conversation with Saif Ali Khan

New Song – Sajde | Film: Kill Dil {Releasing this Friday Nov. 14}

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What’s Happening in B-town?

Official Trailer of
Tevar

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Sonakshi Sinha & Arjun Kapoor
Directed by: Amit Sharma
In Cinemas January 9, 2015 

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New Song from: PK
‘Tharki Chokro’

Releasing December 18, 2014

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Behind the scenes with Ungli

Releasing November 28, 2014

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Kill Dil Releasing November 14, 2014
In Conversation with Bollywood Hungama

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Film Companion Directors Choice

Imtiaz Ali presented Junoon and spoke to director Shyam Benegal, cinematographer Govind Nihalani and the cast of the film which included Naseeruddin Shah, Nafisa Ali and Kunal Kapoor about making the film.

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Smile, because its okay to do!

It’s Monday, I woke up this morning as always dreading to go to class… but nothing like a beautiful day, good music and a smooth drive through a busy road makes me happier!

I find it rather interesting how much I have changed as a person this whole year. I remember at the age of seventeen, I landed in the hospital for my birthday due to an ulcer in my stomach which was caused by stressed and too much coffee. Four years later, I finally have learnt how to not be stressed, and this is truly a big deal for me…

In the beginning of this year, all the stress I ever had boiled up really fast on New Years and took me almost two weeks to sort it all out, I could not simply understand what was wrong with me. Good help from my friends, who tolerated my insanity, made me realize what I was doing wrong. I created some space between myself and everyone else, but not a lot of space that made me weir away from the world but just enough space where I could breath and think before my actions and just be happy with me.

On February 23, I released my first short film, In Search of Simplicity. I went into making the film and hoping to get around two-hundred views on the film, instead I hit two-hundred views within the first two hours I published it and a week later hit around five-hundred views. I got a lot of positive feedback and the idea that was created in my head about being a filmmaker all came alive in February, thanks to all who always support me.

In March, I was determined to go on some ‘Natural Adventure’. What does that mean? Well in February, Imtiaz Ali’s Highway was released and I was more than inspired by the journey he took me on through his film. I felt after making a film like In Search of Simplicity, I would be able to find this simplicity of mine if I venture into a more simplistic world. So me and a group of friends went to Asheville, North Carolina and spent about three days in the mountains. It was just lots of beautiful and simple moments for me and a huge “de-stress” journey for me.

April, this month was quite normal, I was busy with classes and work. But when I got an email from TiE Atlanta, which stated I was selected as one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs at TiECon South East, through my event planning business, Dreamwork Planners. I drove to Atlanta, attended the conference got a super cool looking plaque and enjoyed an evening at Stone Mountain with friends in Atlanta.

May through June, I was recovering from a minor ear surgery plus, flooded with weddings and exams! I was also, building up my excitement for my best friends wedding or as I was referring it as: The A Team Wedding AKA: Aparna & Ankith’s Wedding!

Snapchat--7995825608028045161I left on June 24 to the UK all excited for the wedding and returned home on July 24 as a whole different kind of person…

I feel like all everything that has ever happened in my life before June 24, 2014, was all a build up for that day. I waved goodbye to my mom and brother at the airport, went through customs, security like I do it on a daily basis and was just sitting at gate 24, waiting for the 6pm flight to arrive so I can take upon an unknown journey. I left my planner at home, I left my worries at home, I left everything behind me and just stepped forward with absolutely no expectations of whether I’d like the UK, whether the wedding would be good or whether I’d adjust to some elsewhere for thirty-days.

Instead, I got too comfortable with everything in the UK and now as I write this blog post, I am wondering whether I feel too uncomfortable here.

But then today, I was driving listening to my favorite song, Kabira (of course), and enjoying the cool-sunny weather. I take every class lecture these days and apply it to my everyday life. I go to work as a “almost” happier person. I see people and am just happy, simply happy! It’s all thanks to the UK and more importantly London. Everything I feel in me is indescribable, I think I have a friend or two who also recently traveled to London and can surely agree with me, the rest of you are reading and saying, “this girl is just living a vacation in her head” but I’m not. I’ve been to different places, not a lot but a few and never had I experienced what I now experience being back home.

I’ve come to realize, spreading a smile, being happy and being positive can only make another persons day slightly better. Throw the negative away and enjoy what you have and explore the world a bit, who knows you may find your happiness in a different city, mountain top or just simply jamming out to your favorite song in your car!

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Overdue B-town Updates!

Good Morning Readers!

A few days ago someone asked me a question about a new film coming out and I was so lost in the conversation… I didn’t care much only because I am back to my old insane busy lifestyle. The last three weekends I had three events where two of them were major weddings! Homework and studying seems to be endless and it’s that time of the year where I dedicate all my energy to the retail holiday world because it is just a very important time of the year and I love the Holidays! I also have been keeping myself busy with some film projects which are under construction at the moment, but hopefully soon I will be able to share some more in the near future.

Here we go a round up of lot’s of things I have missed and some things you may have already seen before me!

Behind the Scenes with PK

Aamir Khan & Sanjay Dutt Begin a Jugalbandi!

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Ungli – Official Trailer

New Song from Ungli – Pakeezah

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New Trailer – Kill Dil

New Song from Kill Dil – Happy Budday

HPNY Cast Talks about their favorite Schedule

The Shaukeens – Releasing this Friday Nov. 7

Local Showtimes for ‘The Shaukeens’ 

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Happy Ending

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Jaise Mera Tu 

Keep on Wandering & See You At The Movies

- A New Girl in a City -

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An Update or Two…

quotes3I feel like I have been completely MIA from so many people and even from the web world. It’s been a little over three months since I’ve been back from the beautiful country, England. Something about that place though has simply swept me into a whole other world of life, its either because it was my first time alone in a different kind of place or just because the UK was so perfect from good ‘ole North Carolina.

I think I’ve had a blank new post opened on my browser for over a week now and I still have no clue what I should write about.

I’m back at my normal life style of planning weddings and events for people, going to classes, watching films on Friday…but there are a few things that have changed itself– I feel I have lost a slight connection between myself and other people, those people may be my friends, my family or just the strangers I come across on a day-to-day basis. I feel like there is this crazy amount of negativity from people that I used to be apart all my life before June 24, 2014 and when I came back home on July 24, 2014, I started to notice this negative energy from everyone and it is not very appealing to me. I pass on a smile to strangers I walk by and I get a grin back, I greet a friend and they go on about how sucky everything is, I try to have a healthy conversation with people about anything and all I get is the negative parts… why has society turned into this and I am a victim, I was a huge part of this but something changed me and I can only think positive.

I get invites to parties or the same ole events I’ve been attending all my life like the State Fair, AKD (Aaj Ka Dhamaka) or Halloween on Franklin Street, but why do we repeatedly need to attend these things over and over again… are they really fun or are we just going to post a few pictures on Facebook to show the world that we are part of this AWESOME social lifestyle?

Instead, I am using my time to read a new article, to write new ideas (which are very little at the moment) but some small idea may lead to a bigger one. I am using my time to learn how to cook exclusive recipes. where before finding me in the kitchen was a dreadful task, I am actually trying to understand what the teacher is teaching me in class instead of just filling out letters A-D on a bubble sheet. I am texting people and asking them how they are doing (even though I get negative responses). I am just taking the time out to do things that I never did before, they are simple things but its a bit more exciting for me than just doing what everyone else is doing to look like I have a “fab social lifestyle”.

So that’s what’s happening with me. What’s happening with you? What are you doing different from the norm or are you just part of the norm? Sit back in your chair, gaze outside your window and think about what you can do differently in your life that may make your small negative thought into a more positive one.

Also take a look at this intriguing new trailer to Aamir Khan’s new film, PK! Also take a look at  the Penn Masala Accapella groups version of the song, Manwa Laage -I am in love with this version!

- A New Girl in a City -

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Happy New Year Film Review

Happy New Year

Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan & Vivaan Shah

Directed by Farah Khan

Happy New Year, a film directed by Farah Khan & produced by Red Chillies Entertainment & Yash Raj Films. I went into the film with zero-expectation, as soon as the film started my excitement for a new Friday film was slowly dropping…

The film started with a few old dialogues of Shahrukh Khan’s from DDLJ, Devdas and it just continued throughout the film, different SRK film connotations just kept popping up, it was almost as if their were no new dialogues written for this film and just a lot of old recycled-used-to-be good dialogues were put together in a 3 hour film.

So that’s what I hated, unfortunately the script and dialogues play a very huge factor in any film I watch (in my eyes).

What did I like?

I loved the cast, everyone acted well–I will say a little over-acting appeared here and there, but that just happens to be a typical Farah Khan thing. But on a whole, the entire cast did a great job, I can’t say I liked one better than the other because they all had an equal role with one another and complimented each other nicely.

What really grasped my attention though was the story that was created between the dance competition is the heist, and then when the heist came along it was rather interesting–had to be my top 3 favorite parts of the film.

My other top 3 favorite thing about the film was the final ending, (even though I don’t like to give away what happens in films, I am now), but the ending brought goosebumps to my arm and a slight tear and feel of emotion to me. That’s what swept me in becoming doubtful about liking or not liking the film. At the end of the film, it gave off a really good message to our country, India and how we constantly compete for the better of our-self but no one ever competes for India as a country.

Lastly, the other top 3 thing that caught me was the main message of the film, that in life there are two kinds of people-losers & winners and that you become either one of those things through fate. I truly believe in this idea and was probably one of the very few things I was able to relate to realistically from the film.

Music & choreography, I’d be shocked if in a Farah Khan film, the choreography was bad, but good thing it was wonderful and just beautiful to see on the big screen–props to Deepika for doing an outstanding job as being a dance teacher to 5 other ‘horrible dancers’. Vishal and Shekhar’s music is always a hit or miss, it’s either really good or just “alright”. This time it was just alright, my only two favorite tracks from the film are Manwa Laage & Indiawaale. 

A New Girl in a City’s rating for Happy New Year is

3-stars-out-of-5

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