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Best female characters played by Indian male actors

There are lots of male actors who have played female characters in movies. Some of them put their best foot forward while portraying female characters. And, some did worst in the name of acting skills while portraying female characters. Here are some of the best female characters  played by male actors:Kamal Hassan in Chachi 420 
Ritesh Deshmukh in Apna Sapna Money Money
Govinda in Aunty No. 1 
Shreyas Talpade in Golmaal and Paying Guests 
Ashish Chaudharyin Dhamaal 
These are some of the good female characters played by male Indian actors. If you want a post related to the worst female characters played by male Indian actors, follow the blog and also let me know in comments. 

Tenet First Trailer: Christopher Nolan Is Back In Action

The first trailer of Tenet has been out. Tenet is upcoming movie of Christopher Nolan. Tenet is the 11th movie directed by Christopher Nolan. The film included the following cast of actors;  John David Washington, Robert Pattison, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Denzil Smith and so on.

Here is the First Full trailer of Christopher Nolan's Tenet:

Mammootty’s ‘Peranbu’ tops IMDb’s list of Top Indian movies for 2019

Mammootty starrer Tamil feature film Peranbu has been topped in the IMDb's list of Top Indian movies of 2019. Peranbu has also been critically acclaimed and appreciated in the international grounds in the various film festivals.

The film was directed by Ram. And, star-cast also included child actor Sadhana, Anjali and Anjali Ameer. The other films which are in this top rated list are Uri: The Surgical Strike, Gully Boy and Article 15 with rankings as; second, third and fourth respectively. Chhichhore is at fifth rank. Super 30, Badla, The Tashkent Files and Kesari are also made in the list at ranking sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth respectively. Mohanlal's Malayalam film Lucifer is also in the list at tenth rank.

Golden Globe Nominations 2020 Full List

77th Golden Globe Awards' nominations had been announced on Monday.
The 2020 Golden Globe Awards will going to telecast at 8 p.m. EST January 5 on NBC.

Here is list of all the nominees:

Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy

Once Upon a Time in HollywoodJojo RabbitKnives OutRocketmanDolemite Is My Name
Best Motion Picture -- Drama

The IrishmanMarriage Story1917JokerThe Two Popes

Best Motion Picture -- Foreign Language

The FarewellPain and GloryPortrait of a Lady on FireParasiteLes Misérables
Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture

Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (Parasite)Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)
Best Original Song -- Motion Picture

Beautiful Ghosts (Cats)(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again (Rocketman)Into the Unknown (Frozen II)Spirit (The Lion King)Stand Up (Harriet)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)Anthony Hopkins

Super Deluxe: A Tamil Gem of 2019 [Movie Analysis]

Last night, I watched non-linear drama thriller Tamil movie Super Deluxe. Its just so entertaining and a message based simultaneously. The cast of movie such as Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan etc.
Vijay Sethupathi played the role of a person, who did the sex change operation after running away from his home. The little boy, Ashwanth Ashok Kumar, who played the character of Rasukutty, the child of Manikam aka Shilpa (Vijay Sethupathi).
Super Deluxe has done full justice with this genre. Unlike some other films which has some loose end in the name of this genre. From intro to climax, Super Deluxe holds the power to make viewers stick to their seats.

Overall, Thiagaranjan Kumararaja has done a great job with the soul of this movie. From dialogues to cinematic sequences, everything is perfect. Not even a single thing about this movie makes me look away from the screen. My favorite part of the movie is Rasukutty's special style to welcome his father.

Suhana Khan's Short Film: The Grey part of Blue

Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan, recently graduated from Ardingly College in London and is pursuing acting course in the United States of America.
A short film The Grey Part of Blue has been released on youtube, featuring Suhana Khan. The plot revolves around the two-day journey of a young couple as they confront the harsh reality of the real world. Suhaha Khan is playing the character of a girl who is very excited to take her boyfriend to meet her parents for the very first time. And, the boyfriend doesn't seem interested in the whole scenario.
Suhana Khan did well for character. But the real show stopper was the Robin Gonella, who played the boyfriend. Suhana's acting skills are raw in comparison of Robin Gonella's acting skills. He did full justice with his character.

Here is the short film:

IIFA Awards 2019 full winners list

International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2019 winners has been announced, which is 20th edition of IIFA Awards.

Here is the complete winners list of IIFA Awards 2019.

Best Film - Raazi Best Story - Andhadhun. Best Actor (Female) - Alia Bhatt for Raazi Best Actor (Male) - Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat Best Director - Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun Best Supporting Actor (Female) - Aditi Rao Hydari for Padmaavat Best Supporting Actor (Male) - Vicky Kaushal for Sanju Best Debut Actor (Female) - Sara Ali Khan for Kedarnath Best Debut Actor (Male) - Ishaan Khatter for Dhadak Lifetime Achievement Award - Jagdeep 20 Years Best Actor (Female) - Deepika Padukone 20 Years Best Actor (Male) - Ranbir Kapoor. Best music in the last 20 years - Pritam Outstanding performance by a director in last 20 years - Rajkumar Hirani for Sanju Best film of the past 20 years - Kaho Na Pyaar Hai Best Lyrics - Amitabh Bhattacharya for Dhadak Best Playback Singer (Male) - Arijit Singh for Ae Watan from Raazi Best Playback Singer …

The Matrix 4 is happening. Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann Moss, and Lana Wachowski are officially returning.

"Matrix 4" has officially been announced! Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity while Lana Wachowski, who co-created the original trilogy, is also attached to the project. Lana will co-write, direct and produce the film. She will be joined by writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as producer Grant Hill, according to Variety.
"Matrix 4" officially a go with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety (@Variety) August 20, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced the news on Tuesday. “We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” Emmerich told Variety in a statement. “Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.” Added Lana: “Many of the ideas [sister] Lilly …

Facts you never knew about Jim Carrey's 'The Mask' on its 25th Anniversary

It's been 25 years since "The Mask" hit theaters and capped off an amazingly successful year for Jim Carrey. Even now, we can look back on this kooky romantic comedy as one of the only good comic book movies of the '90s. Celebrate this big anniversary by learning more about the making of "The Mask" and why it's so different from the source material.

Jim Carrey based his character on his father's friend Mike "The Mask" Petronio.Jim Carrey was paid $450,000 for his work in the film, a huge bargain for New Line because the deal was signed before Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) became a surprise hit, and made The Mask a hot property for the summer 1994 release schedule; Carrey then inked a $7 million before this film opened to star in Dumb and Dumber (1994)."The Mask" is loosely based on a comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. However, the source material is much darker, with the stories focusing on ordinary people who a…

Facts you don't know about Rap God Eminem's 8 Mile(2002) movie

"Lose Yourself" recorded especially for 8 Mile, was the first rap song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song; which it did in 2003.The sheet of paper that Jimmy writes on on the bus is the real sheet that Eminem wrote "Lose Yourself" on. The sheet of paper sold for $10,000 on an eBay auction.Eminem was unable to accept his Academy Award in person. He felt so sure another nominee would win that he did not bother to attend the ceremony. Instead he was sleeping, while his daughter watched cartoons the night he won.The rap battle scenes took days to film, and the 300 extras were starting to get bored. Director Curtis Hanson started an improv freestyle rap battle among them, and the three best rappers would be filmed going head-to-head with Eminem. Each of the 134 volunteers got fifteen seconds in front of the judiciary panel. Ultimately, the jury chose four rappers, who got a one-shot, one-take-only scene with Eminem, who wanted to mime his responses to save …

Funny Movie Analysis of Gully Boy : Apna Time Kab Ayega

Gully Boy, a movie based on Indian Rap Culture, according to the makers. But according to myself, this movie, Gully Boy, is just a xeroxed version of the Rap God, Eminem's 8 mile.

Fun Fact:
Zoya Akhtar went on a trip to Hollywood. And, There she saw screenplay of 8 Mile on the Roadside, so she took it. And, on coming back from the Hollywood, Rema Kagti torn the screenplay by mistake. When she realized her mistake, she fixed those torn pieces of 8 mile with a duct tape called bollywood.
No offence, its just for fun.
Conclusion The only important part of Alia Bhatt's character Safeena is to provide Ranveer Singh's character Muraad an Ipad, so he can create some rhymes on it. Other than that, Alia Bhatt character has nothing important in the movie script. I feel like Alia Bhatt heard about this movie. Then, she called Zoya Akhtar on phone and starts crying and rolling on floor and saying I WANT TO BE LEAD ACTRESS IN THIS MOVIE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
The main charm and charismatic cha…

Some facts about Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy [Apna Time Ayega]


The movie is based on the life of rap artists Naved Shaikh (Naezy) and Vivian Fernandes (Divine).Film was shot in slum areas of Dharavi in Mumbai where a huge set of slum was erected on an open ground.All other rappers during the battle scenes are real rappers from the Indian Rap World and not actors.The first Bollywood film to be based on rappers.The night out graffiti scene makes social commentary on anthropogenic impact on the environment, bias towards fair skin, basic needs, consumerism and unrealistic female body shapes.Amruta Subash playing mother to Ranveer Singh is only 7 years older than him.Mother and Daughter Amruta Subhash and Jyothi Subash act together for the first time in Hindi film.They are known to act together in Marathi films.Amruta Subash plays daughter in law to Jyothi Subash.While on ground Murad's friend Moeen said him Salim Shady, which is a play on Eminem's nick name slim shady. Salim is a Muslim name.The soundtrack is composed, and perf…

Facts N Trivias about Slumdog Millionaire

The pile of excreta that the young Jamal jumps into was made from a combination of peanut butter and chocolate.Danny Boyle originally wanted Indian actor ShahRukh Khan - who has hosted the final season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati?"  (2000) which is Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" (1998) - to play the game show host, but the actor was not available. The actor who play the host, Anil Kapoor , was a guest on the show and won 5,00,000 rupees.As of 2010, Slumdog Millionaire and Schindler's List are the only films to win Best Picture, Director and Screenplay at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Oscars.This movie was released straight to DVD instead of getting a theatrical release.A.R. Rahman just took 20 days to compose the entire soundtrack of this movie.Approximately, 20% of movie's dialog is in Hindi.This is the first 'de facto' foreign film to win Academy Award for Best Picture since "The Last Emperor (1987)" in 1988.Indian d…

Some amazing facts you must know about Kangana Ranaut's Queen

Initially, Kareena Kapoor was offered the role of Rani, but she refused.The director said that they didn't have the budget to shoot elaborate sequences or stay put at one location for long. "We are just 25 people from India for the shoot. We would book a place for couple of hours, then rush to another location. We would eat at the nearest hotel where we were shooting, and at times Kangna would change her clothes in public toilets! We shot in about 145 locations in 40 days.", said Vikas Bahl.The famous Paris Love Pedlock place was shown in the film.Kangna Ranaut is seen wearing an "Alice in Wonderland" sweat shirt on her last day in Amsterdam. This is a tribute to the book on which the movie is loosely based.Vikas Bahl had written the script keeping Kangana Ranaut in mind and Anurag Basu helped Vikas Bahl in meeting and casting her.

Some Facts about Shahid Kapoor's Haider

Both director Vishal Bhardwaj and lead actor Shahid Kapoor did not charge any money for the film as they neither want to increase the budget nor compromise with the quality.The film was given U/A certificate after 41 cuts by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which included a corpse loaded truck, wire being inserted inside a naked man, bloody dead body, abusive language etc. Other scenes were considered offensive too.Shahid Kapoor learnt a six page monologue for the climatic scene where his character "Haider" turns mad. He put forth the delivery of that monologue in front of a crowd of 5000 people. For filming the scene, which was done in 3-4 hours, Shahid Kapoor was made bald.The word 'Chutzpah' was used by Haider several times is actually a Hebrew word which means "certain audacity to get away with outrageous conduct."Initially, Manoj Vajpayee had to play Khurram, which was eventually played by Kay Kay Menon.During the Lal Chowk scene, the Ghanta…

Facts about Birdman(2014)

List of facts about the Academy Award nominated movie Birdman
The movie was shot in less than a month.The movie's subtitle "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" is revealed to be the title of the review that film critic Tabitha (Lindsay Duncan) writes about the play at the end of the movie.Edward Norton's character in "Fight Club" suffering Dissociative Identity Syndrome kills his second identity by shooting himself in the head. Similarly, Michael Keaton's character also suffer from the same disorder and also kills his second identity by shooting him in the head near the end of the film.It is edited to look like one continuous shot.Before the shooting began, the director sent his cast a photo of Philippe Petit walking on the tight rope between the Twin Towers. He told them, "Guys, this is the movie we are doing. If we fall, we fail."

Facts about Fifty Shades of Grey

Angelina Jolie was offered to direct Fifty Shades of Grey, but she declined.During shooting of the sex scenes, director Sam Taylor-Johnson would put some quiet music on to help the cast to relax and create mood for the scenes.By early 2012, several Hollywood studios had presented presentations tothe author and her agent to obtain the film rights to the Fifty Shades trilogy. Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal, as well as Mark Wahlberg's  production company put in bids for the film rights, with Universal Pictures and Focus Features eventually securing the rights to the trilogy in March 2012.This movie is banned in Kenya due to prolonged and explicit sexual scenes.In this movie, all the sex scenes constitute 14 minutes and 17 seconds of the run-time.Officially, it received an R-rating from the MPAA(Motion Picture Association of America) on January 7,2015 for strong sexual content including unusual behaviour, dialogue and graphic nudity and also language.In an interview, dire…

Facts you didn't know about Sholay (1975)

Sholay (1975) was directed by Ramesh Sippy starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan. Here are some facts related to this movie. The scene of killing of Thakur's family by Gabbar is an adaptation of the killing of McBain family by Frank in Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West.Danny Denzongpa, who was initially offered the role of Gabbar Singh, was busy in shooting Dharmatma (1975) in Afghanistan. He could not accept the role, and Amjad Khan got it instead.Despite being a huge hit, Sholay received only one Filmfare award for Best Editing.Shatrughan Sinha was initially cast for the role of Jai, but Amitabh Bachchan convinced the producers that he was suitable for the role.The famous overhead water tank scene where Veeru threatens Mausi with suicide and Jai attempts at making proposal of marriage was drawn from real life incident.Hema Malini is not in any scenes with Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri because Sanjeev Kumar had just propose…

Facts about movie Psycho(1960)

Psycho was filmed in 30 days.After the film was released, Alfred Hitchcock received a letter from the father of a girl who refused to have a bath after seeing Diabolique(1955) and now refused to shower after this film. He sent a note back simply saying "Send her to dry cleaners."The blood in this movie was Bosco Chocolate syrup.The sound that the knife makes penetrating the flesh is actually the sound of knife stabbing a casaba melon.The stabbing scene in the shower is reported to have taken seven days to shoot using 70 different camera angles but only lasts 45 seconds in the movie.Norman Bates is ranked the second greatest villain on AFI's (American Film Institute) 100 years 100 Heroes & Villains.The trailer of this movie was shot after completing the movie and because Janet Leigh wasn't available anymore,Alfred Hitchcock used Vera Miles in the shower sequence in the trailer.Alfred Hitchcock even had a canvas chair with "Mrs. Bates" written on the back…

Facts N Trivias about Sylvester Stallone's Rocky(1976) movie

Rocky's dog Butkus was actually Sylvester Stallone's dog in real life.In the original script, the conversation between Rocky and Gazzo, when Gazzo gives Rocky the money for training expenses, was extended. Gazzo asks Rocky if he has plans for the money he'll be getting from the Creed fight, and he suggests Rocky consider putting it into the stock market.The American Film Institue ranked the character "Rocky Balboa" #7 "Heroes" on Their list of "Greatest Heroes and Villians."In June 2008, it was ranked #2 on American Film Institue's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Sports."

The original ending would have had Rocky and Apollo's fan carrying them out of the ring on their shoulders after Apollo's narrow  victory. Rocky then goes backstage looking for Adrian. He finds her behind the curtain at the back of the arena, and the two walk off hand in hand towards the dressing room. Ultimately, Sylvester Stallone find this …