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The Bajrangi Bhaijaan Review!

Today I saw an extraordinary film by the maker of Kabul Express, New York, and Ek Tha TigerKabir Khan is impacting the eyes of all Hindus and Muslims around the world with his film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

It’s 2015 and we’re all taking selfies, constantly on the internet reading the next trending topic, and constantly clicking and sharing! But at the end of the day we still go back to our roots of what we have been taught. What kind of beliefs we should hold, who are ‘bad’ people and who are ‘good’ people. What we should do in our lives and so on. We are all taught from our parents how we should perceive life.

Kabir Khan touched upon all these topics in a very beautiful way and nothing but a standing ovation came from the audience at the end of the film.

Typically when I write a review, I discuss the technicalities, like the cinematography, dialogue, acting, and music, but I looked passed all those aspects while watching this film today. I was a hundred percent engrossed in the film as if I was a part of the journey.

We are shown multiple shades of Salman Khan’s character, Pavan aka: Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Pavan is a strong believer in Hinduism, more specifically in Lord Hanuman Ji from the Hindu mythology. A lost Muslim girl Munni, from Kashmir lands in India and simply wants to reach back home. It’s what is shown to us from there though that shakes the audience up.

We are not told to change our beliefs or change the way we pray. We are not told that Hindus are wrong or that Muslims are wrong. We are told to to simply love.

There were many scenes and dialogues that stood out to me, and one was when the media got involved in this story between Bajrangi, Muni and Chandan played by Nawazuddin Sidiqui. The three of them realize that media people will only press hate, not love. We as the audience only enjoy discussing all the bad things going on in the world, but very little of the good deeds that occur. Another part of the film that gives you pure goosebumps is during the song, Bhar Do Jholi sung by Adnan Sami who is featured in the song itself. This song is shot at a Masjid where Bajrangi is seeking for an answer to take Munni home. His travel partner Chandan says to him that, “all these days even if you looked at a Masjid you would turn your face away, what has changed your mind from not doing so now?” Bajrangi says to him, “today I will go to every Masjid there is to take Munni home.”

I could go on and apologies, as I dislike giving away the story of films in my review.

Even if this film seems to heavy or too touchy of a topic, once in awhile it is okay to watch a film that shows partial reality. In all honesty, most of us would rather watch a film that shows us the right way of life vs. being part of a drawing room discussion and voicing our opinions.

I feel no need to rate the film, but no doubt this film deserves beyond a five-star review. I hope everyone from all around the world will watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan! And don’t forget it is a Salman Khan film, so it has a touch of comedy, happiness, and some really fun songs to dance to at your next dance party!  At the same time though, grab a few tissues, you may cry a bit, plus you will be ‘awwing’ at the little girl, Harshaali Malhotra who plays, Munni!

A New Girl in a City’s review of Bajrangi Bhaijaan is

5 stars

Check out my favorite track from the film!

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Just another New Month Post!

It’s July 2015!

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These days I’ve been hearing myself say, “time doesn’t matter, the only thing that counts is how wisely I can use my time.”

I have seen myself change so much in the year of 2015 and it is for the good! I am still in the process of putting myself together to form who I want to be and it will take some time. The best part of this ‘new me’ is passing ‘new me’ to others. I found myself giving advice to one of my friends and then another friend next to me was tearing up because he was so proud of how much I have grown through the years.

This ‘new me’ or like my friends like to say, “2015 Bhavna” did not just happen over night. I’ve mentioned before, the book I read earlier this year, The Secret has made a huge impact on my perspective on life. Currently I am slowly, but surely reading the next book in the series, The Power and for me, it works, the entire book works on my life.

What I have learnt in the last six-months is all you have to do is be thankful, happy, and love. They sound very easy to say, but when you apply it on the worst day ever, it is the hardest thing to do, but it works. Everyday all you have to do is attract positive energy and everything will just fall in place.

Like always though, I am thankful for my friends, they have put up with the worst sides of me and I think they are really happy with “2015 Bhavna!” Of course I am thankful for the ongoing support my mom gives me every step of the way too!

What has fascinated me the most this year, are the new people I have “met.” Like I mentioned in my last post, I am much involved with Urban Asian and CXC Productions these days and they are both wonderful opportunities I have received! I spoke to someone the other day about both UA and CXC and they asked me,

“How did you get these two jobs?”

I began my sentence by saying,

“Well I have not met any of the people I am working with, but at the same time I have met them.”

Are you confused as much as that person?! It’s 2015 now people! Yes, we all spend many hours of our day in front of a screen and like I said at the beginning of this post,  “time doesn’t matter, the only thing that counts is how wisely I can use my time.” So I am applying what I tell myself and making things happen! So no, I haven’t met any of the people I am working with, but they are wonderful and I am very happy at this particular point in life. I can’t wait to share all the wonderful things that we are doing together, and it will be sooner than you know it!

That’s all for now readers! There’s no film out today, so no Filmy Friday posts! Remember you can follow my profile on Urban Asian right here: http://urbanasian.com/author/bhavnasingh/

Also don’t forget to Subscribe to my YouTube channel! And check out my last Vlog, my friends and I went to Myrtle Beach for a weekend getaway!

Lastly you can also follow me on:

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Work and Break!

I feel I have abandoned my own blog ever since I’ve gotten myself involved with new things!

What are these new things?

Well you all know I have been writing for Urban Asian for almost four months now, and I love it! I think the first thing I do when I wake up now is check my UA email to see what I need to write next! Urban Asian has been one of the best things that has happened to me and I feel now when I hit publish, it’s a step closer to something better! Plus, my UA team ROCKS!

In addition, I have also joined CXC Productions, a good friend of mine has started-up his own production company and we are working on releasing our upcoming film, Now and ThenI have joined on the team as their Marketing and PR person and again, doing something I thoroughly enjoy. Lately people who have asked me what I’ve been up to these days, I get eager to tell them all the wonderful things we have been working on for this film, but I have to hold a lot in too! Again, work is never fun without having a fantastic team!

So I went to the beach this past weekend, for a little weekend getaway! It was a really good trip with some close friends and strangely enough though one of my favorite parts of the trip was me with my laptop on the beach on conference calls for work. It sounds very lame, but my whole thought process was very clear when you have such a perfect view to look at.

I’ve been constantly working on the clock and even though I am sleeping at odd hours, and constantly staring at my computer, I have enjoyed every minute of all this work I am doing! It’s kind of like saying, you spend the beginning of your life trying to figure yourself out and then when you do, you are unable to get where you want to be and keep doing everything you do not want to do… and now I have finally started doing the things I love!

Another wonderful part about work is that the people I work with actually get what’s going on in my head. Wanting to be in a creative field and that to mostly film-related it’s hard to convey to engineers and doctors what’s happening inside my head vs. talking to those who think very similarly!

That’s my little rant for today! I have very little to update you all on other than the fact that I am a on-the-go working person lately! If you want to catch up on Bollywood updates, for now I will refer you to my posts on Urban Asian at this link: http://urbanasian.com/author/bhavnasingh and you can venture the site for other updates!

My Beach Weekend Vlog will be coming very soon!

Enjoy! Keep Reading, Keep Watching & See You At The Movies!

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ABCD 2 – Film Review

ABCD 2 is a film I have been eagerly waiting to watch, and even being very sleep-deprived, my eyes were glued opened while I sat at the edge of my seat with goosebumps on my arms.

If you haven’t seen part one, it was amazing, and then when you see part two it is even bigger and better! Director, Remo D’Souza really hit the spot when it comes to the art and sport of dance. Every dance movie, every beat, and every frame was perfected.

Visually the film was extremely appealing. The choreography was something I have never seen on the big-screen both in Indian cinema and Hollywood. I remember watching Varun Dhawan for this first time in Student of the Year in the song, Vele and kept telling people that Varun is going to be the next biggest dancer of b-town. Four years later watching him today in ABCD 2 had my jaw dropping and beyond impressed by his exceptional performance. He really brought power, fire and emotions to the dance floor. Then there’s Shraddha Kapoor, after two non-dance oriented films, Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain she is suddenly offered this huge dance film and purely full of grace, energy and extreme passion in her movement. I was awed by both the actors along with all the other professionally trained dancers that were part of the film!

I felt at some points the story itself was quite weak in the film, I wish there was more to the story on its own. Prabhu Deva’s character whose character was the only continued character from the first film should have been more powerful I felt. I also wish the writers of the film, Amit Aryan and Mayur Puri had carried on some small bits from the first film into the second one. But all the dance performances and music really added the cherry on-top in this film.

The ending of the film though, just like the first one created the biggest impact on the entire film. Remo really showed what kind of journey it is to go through an intensive international dance competition and that is something I loved the most. In India, dance is an art and in this day and age, it is one of the most worshiped talents in all forms. In fact all around the world, dance is a type of language any person can understand and feel some kind of way by either dancing or watching it. That is what was conveyed in this film and that to in a very beautiful way.

A New Girl in a City’s review of ABCD 2 is

4 stars

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B-town Updates!

ABCD 2
Releases this Friday June 19!

Check out this new track!

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Guess whose returning to the big-screen this December 18? Rahul and Anjali…I mean, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol! Check out the first look of Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale releasing this winter!

New Song!
Sooiyan by Arijit Singh & Chinmayi Sripada

Film: Guddu Rangeela
Starring: Aditi Rao Hydari, Arshad Warsi & Amit Sadh 

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CHECK THIS OUT!

Here’s an exclusive interview with the director of Dil Dhadakne Do, Zoya Akhtar and one of the writers, Reema Kagti in conversation with Anupama Chopra on the Film Companion! Zoya and Reema not only talk about their film, but about how critics should review films, how our audience should perceive films and how it shouldn’t matter if you are man or women, everyone can be who they are.

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New Trailer – Katti Batti

Check this out! One of the most awaited 2015 films is finally hitting the big screens this September 18! Katti Batti stars, Imran Khan and Kangana Ranuat and is Directed by Nikhil Advani! Produced by Nikhil Advani himself with UTV Motion Pictures.

This modern day romance that traces young architect Madhav Kabra’s (Imran Khan) love for the free-spirited Payal (Kangana Ranaut). They make for a perfect couple until a sudden turn of events creates an unanswered distance between them. What follows is a series a events that tests the fate of their relationship.

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Check out the trailer right here!

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Hamari Adhuri Kahani – Film Review

From Aashiqui 2 to Ek Villain and now, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, director Mohit Suri really understands how to capture love, romance and pain on the big-screen and making the audience feel extremely moved.

This afternoon I watched a romantic drama film where love was captured on a whole other level. Every dialogue, every emotion, every tear was flawless and perfectly placed. I didn’t want the love-story between Vasudha and Aarav to end.

Love is an emotion I thoroughly enjoy seeing on-screen. I’m the type of girl who falls hard for a good romantic film. Hamari Adhuri Kahani is definitely a romantic film which has hit the top of my life.

If you’re not a romantic type, its still a must watch! Why? Because this film conveys reasons why we step into a relationship and why we shouldn’t step into a relationship. It conveys a message to those who do not understand how to love or what love is, or even better, what life is. Mahesh Bhatt’s story was painful, beautiful and emotional.

Emraan Hasmi, Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao, it’s a perfect on-screen trio. No this isn’t your typical story where the same guy falls in-love with the same girl. It’s something different and meaningful. Vidya Balan is a beautiful actress and most importantly she is extremely convincing on-screen. Emraan Hasmi, known to have sensual on-screen scenes with his co-stars, but this time he was the charming persona that every girl wants to fall in love with. And Rajkumar Rao, well he was simply outstanding as he was in his first film, Kai Po CheRajkumar was the character you hate and also feel bad for, and at the same time he represents what a lot of people are afraid to see themselves with when stepping into a marriage.

Every Mohit Suri film never fails to have beautiful heart-breaking-romantic tracks and so does this one. The music of the film is composed by, Ami Mishra, Jeet Gannguli, and Mithoon. My favorite track of the film is definitely the title track.

All I can say about Hamari Adhuri Kahaani is that you will feel heavy-hearted when walking out of the cinema hall. You will also crave for Vasudha and Aarav’s love story and you will not stop listening to the soundtrack of the film. It’s a definite must-watch film for 2015!

A New Girl in a City’s review of Hamari Adhuri Kahani is

5 stars

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