Dil Chahta Hai: Time to acknowledge the Sameers around us

It’s been 20 long years since the movie released, and the trio made a trip to Goa. But the characters are etched in our minds forever. And I was just thinking about everyone, especially the character Sameer.

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Farhan Akhtar The Husky Handsome Technophile

What is it that this man can’t do or hasn’t done or wouldn’t be doing? The Exhibit Magazine is exhilarated to reveal the July’17 issue featuring exclusively on the cover “the unconventional” Farhan Akhtar.

The man who has donned many caps, be it of a director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist or a television host. But did you also know that he is a hardcore tech freak? This human is cognizant about the world he lives in, we would say.

“This issue is tuned around music. Call it the monsoon effect or the man- Farhan Akhtar himself. Probably the only actor I know who has transcended from Director to Actor to Producer to Singer to a Musician. And now he is moving towards writing his own songs. A self confessed techy and a gamer who loves technology as much as we do.” Ramesh Somani, Founder, Publisher & Chief Editor of The Exhibit Magazine

Farhan’s well-placed answers, quipped in his signature husky, muffled voice during an interesting conversation made us realised that his brain works different than most , and we’re not surprised. In the process, he gave us crisp about his Environmental initiative & association with The National Geographic, MARD, Magic Bus and on being the UN Regional Women ambassador of #HeforShe. His dedication to his projects is certainly galvanizing.

We also found out that on a scale of 1-5, Farhan Akhtar would give himself a 5 as a techy & currently owns 8 pairs of headphones, the usage of which depends on his mood.

‘I am very interested in tech and different gadgets. Whenever I travel I am constantly browsing my phone to check what new gadget is out. So, as I am speaking to Exhibit Magazine which is all about tech, I must tell you that when I travel to London, New York, I keep checking magazines to get updated about tech and also future predictions like the gadget of future. I am so fascinated by technology, you know it changes so fast. You buy something today and within 3 months it goes on the verge of becoming obsolete because something new is coming.’- Farhan Akhtar

The magazine also features India’s leading fashion & commercial photographer Mr. Tarun Khiwal as the Photographer of the month and Kunal Rawal, the youngest inspiring designer to have showcased at LFW, as Fashion Designer of the month. Also carrying gripping & enlightening content such as an exclusive detailed review of the German Brute; Volkswagen Tiguan & Oneplus 5, impact of GST on the Tech Industry & a brilliant compilation of the best music festivals from around the world.

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Farhan Akhtar’s The Fakir of Venice” to be the opening film at 8th Jagran Film Festival

As the city’s (New Delhi) most eagerly awaited film festival, the 8th Jagran Film Festival draws closer; it has been revealed that this edition of the festival will open with the film, “The Fakir of Venice”. ‘The Fakir of Venice’, is an Indian film directed by Anand Surapur.Continue reading “Farhan Akhtar’s The Fakir of Venice” to be the opening film at 8th Jagran Film Festival”

On receiving threat calls, calling Paresh Rawal a 3.00 am friend and more: Director Rahul Dholakia Gets Candid!

The first episode of Talk Shop is out where director Rahul Dholakia, spills the beans about his journey from running a dance competition in USA to making the blockbuster film Raees, his encounter with terrorists while researching for film, his story of how he ended up working with some of the stars since his first film and much more – packed in a 30 minute episode. Continue reading “On receiving threat calls, calling Paresh Rawal a 3.00 am friend and more: Director Rahul Dholakia Gets Candid!”

In Conversation With Anand Surapur On The Fakir Of Venice And The Transition From Ad Films To Feature Films

Anand Surapur is no stranger to the world of showbiz. He began his journey by making ad films under the banner of Phat Phish Productions and directed ad films for brands such as Dominos Pizza (which featured Paresh Rawal), Thumbs Up (which featured the popular Telugu star Chiranjeevi) and the ad for Bajaj’s range of two wheelers (Pulsar, Spirit) which used a revamped version of the iconic Hamara Bajaj jingle and was aired during the early 2000’s.Continue reading “In Conversation With Anand Surapur On The Fakir Of Venice And The Transition From Ad Films To Feature Films”

Raees vs Kaabil: Clash of the Titans?

Jan 25th was slated to be the battle of the stars- Shahrukh and Hrithik battling it out with Raees and Kaabil respectively. The swords were all out with both the parties battling it out with their PR machinery. Some even called it as a mentor-pupil battle. And it mattered for both the stars as their previous movies were almost a washout (Fan and Mohenjo Daro).Continue reading “Raees vs Kaabil: Clash of the Titans?”

Raees Movie Review: Once Upon A Late Latif

It’s all Ram Gopal Varma’s fault. Till he showed up with Satya, Company etc, we were so used to the trope of the gangster being a modern day Robin Hood, a leader of the community, a do-gooder on the wrong path etc, that when we were exposed to what gangsters really are, ordinary men and women with a gun, who let their ego come in the way of reason, flawed human beings who may be larger than life for a few fleeting moments, but end up the victim of either the system, or their own hubris.Continue reading “Raees Movie Review: Once Upon A Late Latif”

Wazir: A Quick Review

Wazir PosterAmitabh Bachchan doesn’t need to do any roles in Hollywood. Being in Bollywood, the Big B has already superseded the Big H. Most of the action heroes in Hollywood (read Stallone, Arnold, Costner) still rely on their brawn to showcase their ‘angry young men’ image. While AB has smoothly transitioned from a ‘ Deewar’ and ‘Agneepath’ to a ‘Piku’ and ‘Paa’. His metamorphosis from a superstar to a super-actor seems to be complete with ‘Vazir’. Moreover, one more song in his baritone voice is a treat.Continue reading “Wazir: A Quick Review”

Wazir Movie Review: Quite Watchable Despite a Very Predictable Plot

thequint-2016-01-2ac76806-b41b-47d6-8f77-7d38b8147b36-WazirWazir gets its atmospherics spot on. The chessboard metaphor for real-life shenanigans of loss, longing and revenge is beaming with promise and purpose, the players in the game are up to the task, and the editor on the editing table respects your time for once. But alas, all of this wonderful premise is bogged down by a curiously unidimensional and predictable plot. More on that later. But to begin with, it’s a relief to see a Hindi film with visible signs of a plot after a considerably long time. No, I am not being sarcastic – just look up the list of major releases that you have had in the last couple of months. So, being an eternal optimist that I am, I straightaway declare Wazir to be a decently good omen to begin the New Year. *Touchwood*.Continue reading “Wazir Movie Review: Quite Watchable Despite a Very Predictable Plot”