Bollywood has often ignored underrated movies despite having a strong storyline. Bollywood hits depend on how many sales it makes, total box office records, and critic ratings. However, the actors that hold a part in these movies still play a prominent role than the former qualities. In the crowd of movies, the best ones are often missed out. While web series has brought to the forefront many underrated actors, these missed films tried to give a bigger platform to some of the stars too. Nonetheless, these movies were dedicated missed. Come let us take a retour to the times of these movies.
Directed by Mira Nair, and starring actors Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vasundhara Das, Neha Dubey, and Randeep Hooda, Monsoon wedding is an Indian drama film. It shows how two modern people agree to fall in love in an arranged setting. The film beautifully portrays the connection that develops between two families. It also shows how the modern mindset stays unaffected in a traditional setting. They keep their past in the past by moving ahead and this strengthens their relationship. Then comes the season of monsoon rains in which the couple gets married off in style. The film was also premiered in the Marché du Film section of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
A bizarre cultural confusion, yet we accept it. Bollywood Hollywood is a Canadian comedy film that stars Lisa Ray and Rahul Khanna. The film tries to shatter the modernity that hides behind the tradition and culture. It also attacks many Indian stereotypes as well as Bollywood. The film has a monologue that says it doesn’t matter if its Bolly or Holly, both the woods are of the same tree. The movie brought to the face of the cinema issues like pregnancy out of wedlock, non-acceptance of cultural differences, and the chastity of a woman. And again, the movie did not receive much attention. An underrated movie and masterpiece!
Such cultural diversity has never been shown in cinema presently. And Mississippi Masala was released in 1992! Directed by Mira Nair and starring Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury, the film is about a romantic interest that develops between an African American and an Indian American. Despite being set in the United States, the two face a lot of backlash from their communities. They face unacceptance, hypocrisy, prejudice, and cultural tensions that keep soaring high. Watch this movie for a love that transcends communities and geographies.
Delhi in a Day
Again, a movie about settling in a culture that turns about to completely different from what the movies sell. One of the movie’s monologue says that there are many Indias in one India and we can’t relate more. The movie revolves around many topics. Firstly, it shows settling in a completely alien land. Secondly, it also highlights an inter-racial, inter-cast, and inter-region lustful relationship. And lastly, it defends the stereotype of many Indias in one India. Watch it for its cinematic brilliance.
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Indian Web Series Based On True Events
Indian streaming platforms are rife with real-life related content. The OTT platforms have been providing viewers with a semi-fictionalized account of real-life events, be it SonyLIV’s Avrodh: The Siege Inside or Netflix’s Delhi Crime. So, if you want to watch some serious content based on real-life events find below our list of Indian web series which are based on true events.
Indian web series that took inspiration from real-life events:
The Verdict: State vs Nanavati
Streaming on: ALTBalaji, ZEE5
The Verdict: State vs Nanavati borrows their storey from the notorious case of KM Nanavati vs Maharashtra state. It focuses on the murder case of 1959. Moreover, it distinguishes the 10 episode web series is that it not only observes the true tale but also uses the actual names of those involved.
Avrodh: The Siege Within
Streaming on: SonyLIV
Avrodh: Streaming on SonyLIV, Siege Inside recounts the preparation that went into the decision of the Indian government to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at the Uri Army base camp with surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). Further, the plot of the nine-episode web series is comparable to the 2019 National Award-winning film Uri: The Surgical Attack, it is quite different in treatment.
Streaming on: ZEE5
Inspired by a true storey, Kaafir is set in Kashmir, starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina in the leading roles. The web series is directed by Sonam Nair and written by Bhavani Iyer. In addition, it tells the storey of a woman from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Kainaz Akhtar, who ends up in a prison in India and is branded a militant.
Streaming on: Netflix
The Netflix series of seven episodes brings us back to the horrific rape that occurred in Delhi in 2016. It highlights how the Delhi police nabbed the six men responsible for the murder. What makes Delhi Crime a great binge-watch is its competent Shefali Shah-led cast and Richie Mehta’s crisp narrative. Indeed, it’s one of Netflix’s best Indian series.
Streaming on: ZEE5
The first episode of ZEE5’s crime thriller Abhay took inspiration from the horrific account of serial killings, cannibalism, sexual assault and necrophilia. Which held in Nithari, a small village in the Noida suburbs that had left everyone shocked in 2006.
Streaming on: Netflix
The tale of Jamtara-Sabka Number Ayega is based on real events in the town of Jamtara, Jharkhand, linked to phishing scams. A gang of school dropouts led by Sunny Mondal rob people of their money by posing as employees of respectable firms. Moreover, to extract personal information including passwords and credit card numbers.
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar
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Salman Khan’s SK27 Gym Opens In Vasant Vihar, Delhi
Salman Khan is known for his chiselled physique and brawny body. And yes, he was the one who started the trend of going shirtless in Bollywood. Bhai is all about fitness. From regularly sharing his workout routine to cycling on the streets of Mumbai, he promotes the importance of keeping fit. We all know that he is a gym enthusiast, never skipping his gym workout even after having such a hectic schedule. A lot of his male fans love his body and strive to attain those abs and cuts. Well, good news for them as Salman Khan has just opened a new gym in New Delhi: SK27 Gym. After the success of the ‘Being Strong Fitness Equipment’, Salman tried his hands on this venture. He aims to open 300 gyms across the country.
SK27 Gym Facilities
The gym specialises in various arenas like Cardio, Strength Training, Functional Training, Free Weights, Shower, Pro-Shop, Group Fitness Studio, Nutritionist & Physiotherapy.
SK27 Gym- Virtual Tour
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A Virtual Tour of Delhi’s First Premium Gym – SK-27 Gym. Pre book your slot now. Contact: 9907040704 / 9907050705 Visit: www.delhi1.sk27gym.com Mail: email@example.com To know more about our facilities and safety guidelines and SOPS. #virtualtour #strengthtraining #beingsalmankhan #sk27gym #sk27gymvasantvihar #delhis1stgymbysalmankhan #beingfit #crossfit #beinghuman #beingstrongindia #fitindia #feelthepain #committobefit #indiafightscorona #protectivemask #healthylifestyle #workoutmotivation #nevergiveup #fitnessmotivation #yoga #strengthandconditioning #weareback #sanitisation #socialdistancing #youarestrongerthanyouthink #believeinyourself #boostyourimmunesystem #reopeningsoon
The SK27 gym is quite spacious. There are separate spaces for different types of training. Don’t forget to look at the washrooms which appear to be immaculately clean–Well, that the need of the hour!
Safety Procedures – Vacuuming/ Sanitation
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Your safety is our priority. Each floor and touch points are thoroughly sanitised after each slot. We strictly comply with the COVID-19 guidelines shared by WHO. We are extremely excited to announce that we are open! #back2gym The Delhi government has lifted the ban from the gyms and fitness clubs to operate with complete adherence of COVID SOP’s and norms. We shall be deploying 15th, 16th and 17th for deep cleaning and sanitising and therefore official open for workout from Friday that is 18th September 2020. Pre book your slot now. Call us: 9907040704 / 9907050705 Visit: www.delhi1.sk27gym.com Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org To know more about our facilities and safety. #weareopen #weareback #thenewer #sk27gym #sk27gymvasantvihar #delhigym #delhipremiumgym #vasantvihar #beingsalmankhan #sanitisation #safetyfirst #indiafightscorona #covidguidlines #delhis1stgymbysalmankhan #beingfit #crossfit #beinghuman #beingstrongindia #fitindia #feelthepain #committobefit #indiafightscorona #healthylifestyle #workoutmotivation #nevergiveup #fitnessmotivation #socialdistancing #believeinyourself #boostyourimmunesystem
Taking all the safety measures and precaution, the gym owners shared various pictures of sanitisation. Moreover, they captioned one of the posts as,
“Your safety is our priority. Each floor and touchpoints are thoroughly sanitised after each slot. We also vacuum the whole training floor to maintain pristine hygiene. We strictly comply with the COVID-19 guidelines shared by WHO.
We are extremely excited to announce that we are open! #back2gym
The Delhi government has lifted the ban from the gyms and fitness clubs to operate with complete adherence of COVID sops and norms.
We shall be deploying 15th, 16th and 17th for deep cleaning and sanitising and therefore official open for workout from Friday that is 18th September 2020. “
Marvel’s She-Hulk Casts Its Lead Heroine
The fate of Marvel’s She-Hulk series on Disney+ appeared to be in doubt for the longest time. But we heard a few days ago that the show had landed its first producer, with TV helmer Kat Coiro signing on to direct the pilot and several episodes. Brace yourself, because in terms of moving Jennifer Walters’ adventures into the streaming world, the biggest step so far has been made.
In the eponymous Disney+ Marvel series Tatiana Maslany will play She-Hulk, with the original Hulk Mark Ruffalo and She-Hulk producer Kat Coiro confirming media reports from earlier in the day.
Maslany is best known for leading the sci-fi thriller Orphan Black, available on Netflix in India, in which Maslany played multiple clones of herself during the five-season run of the show. Among several other honours, she received an Emmy for her performance. Maslany will presumably play She-Hulk alongside Ruffalo, although the involvement of the latter is still unconfirmed.
Coiro took to Instagram and shared a screenshot from Deadline.com with a caption, “Couldn’t be more excited @tatianamaslany ????”. Less than an hour after that, Ruffalo shared the news on his Twitter account and added: “Welcome to the family, cuz! @tatianamaslany #SheHulk.” This is as official as it could be.
Maslany’s hiring as She-Hulk comes only days after it’s announced that Coiro herself is in direct talks.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 17, 2020
Beyond Orphan Black, Maslany has played roles in the long-running family drama Heartland, the World Without End 2012 miniseries, the Woman in Gold 2015 biopic film, the Other Half 2016 romantic drama, the Stronger 2017 biopic drama, the Destroyer 2018 neo-noir crime film, and the Pink Wall 2019 romantic drama. Maslany is part of the lead cast for Perry Mason, HBO’s period drama, which is renewed for its second season.
In the comics, She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, a prosecutor who receives the abilities of the Hulk after her cousin Bruce Banner gets a blood transfusion. As She-Hulk, she becomes an intelligent and managed version of the Hulk. Thanks to Mark Ruffalo ‘s Smart Hulk in Avengers: Endgame, something MCU viewers have already experienced. When it comes to adaptations, Marvel has always been open to tweaks.
Other cast and storey specifics for She-Hulk are not yet disclosed. Also, it is planned that the series will start production in early 2021. It will demonstrate the legal battles of Jennifer Walters as an attorney, and also fight crime as a superhero. Mark Ruffalo is also said to make an appearance in the show in his MCU role as Bruce Banner / Hulk. The Marvel series is speculated to air at the end of 2021 or 2022 straight on Disney Plus.
There are various series being produced by Marvel and She-Hulk is part of them. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, and Moonlight are some others that are common. Furthermore, some of them are already in development, and will be released between late 2020 and 2021. Moreover, on Disney Plus, all the series will stream and be associated with the MCU as a whole.
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