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Anjali (film)

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Directed by Mani Ratnam
Produced by G. Venkateswaran
Written by Mani Ratnam
Starring
  • Raghuvaran
  • Revathi
  • Shamili
  • Prabhu
  • Saranya Ponvannan
  • Tarun
  • Shruthi Vijaykumar Vishnuvardhan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Madhu Ambat
Edited by
  • B. Lenin
  • V. T. Vijayan
Production
company
G. V. Films
Distributed by G. V. Films
Release date
  • 12 July 1990
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office $2 million

 

The film revolves around a family of four – a young civil engineer Shekar (Raghuvaran), his wife, Chitra (Revathi), and their two young children named Arjun (Tarun) and Anu (Shruti). The movie opens with Chitra giving birth to her third child, but unfortunately the daughter is stillborn. Two years later, Shekar and his family move to a new apartment complex. The family seems to have moved on from their grief due to the stillborn child incident and live happily. After a few altercations with the kids in the colony, Arjun and Anu are accepted by all the kids as their own. The kids are all for pulling pranks and generally causing a clamor around the apartment colony. One such constant joke they play on a mentally retarded ex-watchman (Janakaraj) of the colony, much to the chagrin of his wife. The only tenant they are afraid of is an ex-convict (Prabhu Ganesan) who lives alone in one of the apartments.

On one particular day, Chitra and the kids decided to surprise Shekar by meeting him at his construction area, unannounced. Nevertheless, on coming to the site, they learned from one of the construction workers that Shekar has left to conduct an emergency matter elsewhere. When Shekar returns home for dinner that night, Chitra casually asks Shekar where he was on that day, to which, Shekar replies that he was at the construction site the whole day. Chitra feels hurt to hear about Shekar lying and leaves the dining hall. Arjun and Anu too sense that their father is lying to them and leave the place. Nevertheless, before leaving the room, Anu blurts out accusations on her father, saying that he’s lying about being at the site the whole day. Sekhar apologises to Chitra and consoles her and they both make up.

On New Year’s Eve, Arjun slips out late at night with the older children to celebrate while Sekhar is out of town on a business trip. Nevertheless, while dancing with his friends on the road, Arjun sees Shekar with another woman and is shocked to know that his father has lied to them about going out of the town. Later, Arjun and the other children are hauled by the police back to their homes. Chitra is furious to learn about Arjun’s escapade and when Shekar comes back, asks him to punish Arjun. While Shekar inquires him about the incident, Arjun, who was still angry at his father, blurts out that he saw Shekar with another woman on New Year’s Eve. Chitra and Anu become shocked on hearing about the incident. Chitra then starts suspecting that Sekhar is having affair with another woman and confronts him about it but Sekhar swears on both his kids that he is not.

A few days later, while on the bus, Chitra spots Sekhar talking to a woman. She gets out of the bus and confronts Shekar. Without waiting for his explanations, she rushes back home, packs her bags and threatens to walk out of the house with her kids. Sekhar pleads her to stay but she doesn’t stop. Finally, Shekar comes clean.

Their third child, Anjali (Shamili), was born mentally ill and with a terminal illness a few years ago. The doctors did not give the child more than a couple of months to live. To avoid the sadness for a couple of months from an already physically exhausted Chitra and to protect his children from the trauma, he colludes with the doctors to lie to his family that the child was stillborn. But much to the surprise of everyone, the child has made it past her second birthday and is seemingly physically healthy. The woman Shekar was talking to is Anjali’s doctor. Although Chitra is saddened by this betrayal, she decides to bring Anjali back home.

Anjali is not like a normal child and requires constant attention from both the parents. This causes the other two siblings to dislike Anjali. Moreover, the other kids in the colony and school tease them by making fun of Anjali’s condition. One day, the other kids in the colony make fun of Anjali by tying a string of cans behind her. This causes Arjun to fight with the other kids. He gets bruised which saddens Anjali, but a special bond is born between the siblings. Arjun becomes protective of her and challenges the other kids in the colony to a fight if they can’t accept her. The kids accept Anjali and all the kids come to love her.

This causes the parents of the kids to worry as they don’t want their kids to be close with a mentally retarded kid. During an apartment association meeting, the parents of the kids demand that Shekar and Chitra either leave the apartment or institutionalize Anjali. The only person to argue for Anjali’s presence is the ex-convict. The parents are afraid of him and let it go. But soon, Anjali wins over everyone in the apartment complex and everyone comes to like her.

Meanwhile, Shekar, during a late-night visit to his construction site with Chitra and Anjali, is witness to a murder. He reports this to the police and the murderer is arrested. The murderer is enraged and visits Shekar’s house after getting out on bail. He physically assaults and plans on killing Shekar. But the ex-convict comes to the rescue and kills the murderer in the altercation when he threatens Shekar’s family and is arrested. The ex-convict thanks Shekar before leaving as Anjali was the only person to show compassion to him.

The next morning, Anu wakes up and goes to wake up Anjali, but she doesn’t wake up. Anjali had died in her sleep. As more and more people come after hearing Anu’s screams, they all are saddened by the demise of the girl who taught them to accept and forgive.

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Tributes to Marvel Entertainment

 

Directed by

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Writing Credits

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Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by) and
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Raazi-An Inspirational True Story on Patriotism and Espionage

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Tributes to Dharma creations

Raazi is an upcoming espionage thriller mixed with cat and mouse intrigues blended with ample decree of action.

Meghna Gulzar’s spy thriller Raazi, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, had its trailer flourishing Youtube recently. Juggling between the chores of a dutiful wife, an servile daughter, and a dauntless patriotic spy.

The film is inspired and adapted by Harinder Sikka’s novel named Calling Sehmat and critical viewers are suggested to look into Calling Sehmat,which is a real incident.

Calling Sehmat- THE BOOK

Sehmat is an Indian Kashmiri woman, who married an officer from Pakistan, when her father instructed her to do so.The event is set in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.

Opening with her death,the story is set long time after she has carried out her mission. Samar,her son enters the room,watching her laid down,covered by the Indian flag, which resembles: “protecting her against the rays of the sun.”

As the novel rings up the tone, the story narrates upon her college days and then focusing on her training days as an Indian spy. Later the focus zeroes in on the naval warfare during the 1971 war.

By keen rendering on enemy positions,troop translocations and strike blueprints after she informed on them saved lakhs of Indian soldiers from losing their lives, with the aid of carefully devised methods…All on her own.

According to the book, Sehmat is an emblem of secularism, praying to Jesus, Allah, Krishna and Wahe Guru. By the whole the author is trying to telltale that neither religion nor terrorism count, only faith and service.

THE REAL SEHMAT

It was the time of a 2008 interview to The Hindu, Sikka elaborated on his method of uncovering Sehmat.He admits his disillusionment biased entirely towards patriotism in the midst of Kargil war.

One day he came across a woman whose name he refused to share, as her existence could end her life.

Thus For his readers, she became Sehmat Khan.

At Maler Kotla, Punjab, Sikka found the mystery woman after considerable effort.

“But she would not speak much. Slowly, she opened up but I still don’t know how she managed to take out such secret information from Pakistani intelligence. All the information she passed on from there matched with the Indian intelligence report here,” he replied.

He added, “Though I found out that she used to tutor General Yahya Khan’s grandchildren.”

The Pakistan’s plan of sinking INS Viraat was the most crucial array of information that Sehmat filled into India, saving millions of lives.

Inorder to avert any threat to her family Sikka had taken eight years to fictionalise her story. Neither her son is in the army, nor Sehmat in this world.

Raazi means ‘sehmat’, which means, to agree,Meghna Gulzar added in an interview. This perfectly fits into the story, especially coming from the director of Talvar.

Directed by

Meghna Gulzar

Writing Credits

Harinder S. Sikka (based on the book ‘Calling Sehmat’ by)
Meghna Gulzar (screenplay) &
Bhavani Iyer (screenplay)
Meghna Gulzar (dialogue)

Cast

Alia Bhatt Alia Bhatt Sehmat
Vicky Kaushal Vicky Kaushal Iqbal Syed
Jaideep Ahlawat Jaideep Ahlawat Khalid Mir
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Marvel’s “Venom” to be released on October-Trailer Out!

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Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom,one among the most lethal,badass and complicated entity in the marvel cinematic universe.

Given below is the trailer of the film set to air on October.

Thanks to Sony Entertainment

VENOM-PROFILEQuote1 Been to many worlds, but none of them this strange.

Understood feelings before, but simple feelings – like colors, bold and bright. Happy. Sad. Angry.

Then… met Spider-Man. Feelings got complicated. Learned guilt. Also the first time I felt fear. Felt agony. Learned feeling: Betrayal. Learned first words they called me. Monster. Parasite. Bad.

[…] Felt good to be a hero. Did do bad things, too. Can’t deny. 

Mac Gargan was bad. Thoughts like poison stingers. It was a thrill to kill. Knew it was bad. Didn’t care. Gargan made it easy. Got to punish Gargan for what he did. He was evil and afraid.

 Lee Price was not afraid. He was a soldier. Hurt and desperate. I trusted him. Talked to him. But Lee was too strong. Didn’t want to talk. Didn’t want to be a hero. Wanted power. Couldn’t stop the bad things he was doing. Lee was bad. Hurt me.

 Eddie hurts me too, sometimes, but Eddie is different. Eddie never means to.[…] if Eddie is good, why do we disagree? if disagree… am I a monster? parasite? bad? can’t be bad.

Wasn’t bad with Flash. Fought with heroes. Was a hero. Trained another symbiote. Got to learn. Got to teach. Flash called me partner. Was never afraid like Spider-Man. But Flash is gone… and heroes don’t hide. Not from anything… especially their mistakes. Quote2

 Venom Symbiote 
source-Venom vol 1-154

Eventually Venom is someone who sways from one spectrum of insanity to the other.From him came carnage,then antivenom and finally a potpourri of a heinous scientific experiment-Toxin was created.

If properly directed future of venom is lit enough to get above 7/10

Isaac: What the hell are you?

Venom: [emerges] WE… are Venom.

Directed by

Ruben Fleischer

Writing Credits

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Will Beall (screenplay by)
Scott Rosenberg (screenplay by)
Todd McFarlane (based on the Marvel comics by)
Jeff Pinkner
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Cast

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