Being directed by Kabir Khan, for The Forgotten Army, has ensured a sense of fulfillment-Says Actor Karanvir Malhotra

Actor Karanvir Malhotra who was loved for his performance in  Netflix’s coming-of-age cricket drama, Selection Day, will now be seen in Kabir Khan’s mini series The Forgotten Army- Azaadi Ke Liye which is streaming live on Amazon Prime. Karanvir plays the role of Amar- a young budding photo journalist working on a project for BBC. Amar’s character has been inspired by Kabir Khan’s experiences when he made his directorial debut with the documentary film ‘The Forgotten Army’ which realeased in 1999.

Talking about being a part of such an impressive canvas, Karanvir said, “Getting a chance to be directed by Kabir Khan and work with such a talented cast and crew is definitely a career high. Technically, I first shot for The Forgotten Army and it was supposed to be my debut but Selection Day released first. I am glad I got an opportunity to work on two roles that are so different from each other, at just the start of my career. This project has ensured a sense of fulfillment. It’s overwhelming to receive so many messages and positive feedback from people who have watched the show.”

Born and raised in Delhi, Karanvir moved to Australia where he completed his education from La Trobe University, Melbourne. He later pursued theatre and performed at Melnourne Fringe Festival, the prestigious Adelaide Fringe Festival, Short+Sweet theatre festival. He even was a part of the Australian Shakespeare Company and performed for their production Romeo and Juliet.

The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, is based on the true story of Indian soldiers who marched towards the capital, with the war cry Challo Dilli, to free their country from the reign of the British. The series stars Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari, MK Raina, Karanvir Malhotra, Rohit Chaudhary, TJ Bhanu in significant roles.Continue reading “Being directed by Kabir Khan, for The Forgotten Army, has ensured a sense of fulfillment-Says Actor Karanvir Malhotra”

Politics,Caste & Prejudice in Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bahubaali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan are two tent pole Indian films which have been doing well. Both the films have received critical as well as commercial acclaim. My attempt here would be to put these 2 films into current political context and see if both films succeed in making a social commentary on the current nature of our Nation.Continue reading “Politics,Caste & Prejudice in Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan”

Bajrangi Bhaijaan Movie Review: Salman Doesn’t Play Himself and It Works

Bajrangi BhaijaanSalman Khan is Rambo meets Rajinikanth with a sprinkle of Robin Hood for Bollywood loving populace. The damned shirt that he wears, rips itself off his chiseled body, Munnis swoon over his dance moves, leading ladies blush every time he cracks a not-so-funny joke and most importantly the bad men remember their grannies by a mere mention of our great Indian messiah of the masses. So, it is almost unthinkable to imagine the same irrepressible Salman Khan as a simpleton who is so earnest, sweet and well-behaved that you may consider pinching yourself. Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan takes a great gamble by projecting Salman as not himself but as somebody that he can perhaps never be (in real life) – and boy, the gamble pays, and pays well!Continue reading “Bajrangi Bhaijaan Movie Review: Salman Doesn’t Play Himself and It Works”

Ek Tha Tiger Movie Review: Sher Bana Aashiq

Ever since Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger was announced last year more or less everyone has been having an opinion or two about the film. Salman fans or Salman baiters have only been talking with reference to Salman but I have always thought about it from a different angle. I have only been thinking about the project from Aditya Chopra’s standpoint. Continue reading “Ek Tha Tiger Movie Review: Sher Bana Aashiq”

Ek Tha Tiger-Teaser Promo

Salman Khan has been on a winning streak  lately with consecutive hits such as Dabangg,Ready & Bodyguard. Naturally this has raised expectations for his next release-Ek Tha Tiger.Moreover this is the first time Salman would be acting in a Yash Raj production. Directed by Kabir Khan (Kabul Express,New York) and co -starring Katrina Kaif, Ek Tha Tiger is a keenly awaited film. Ek Tha Tiger has music by Sohail Sen and Aseem Mishra is the DOP. The film is due to be released on the 15th of August this year.Incidentally Salman’s Tere Naam was also released on the same date in the year 2003.

Meanwhile here is a look at the teaser of Ek Tha Tiger where we see Bhai in an avatar that seems to be a blend of James Bond and Jason Bourne 🙂