Monthly Archives: January 2019

Watch: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga song Good Morning is a peppy track full of hope

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’s new song ‘Good Morning’ is clearly for the early risers. The song sees Rajkummar Rao practically waking up the entire household to a new morning, full of sunshine and hope. Featuring Sonam K Ahuja, Anil Kapoor, Seema Pahwa and the like, ‘Good Morning’ is a peppy, jovial number.

As Rao awakens the household, each member chips in to help set the stage for his upcoming stage play. They are seen preparing costumes, making stage art, posters for the play and even advertising it.

Still from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga's new song 'Good Morning'. YouTube screengrab

Voiced by Vishal Dadlani and Shannon Donald, Rochak Kohli’s melodious tunes are sure to connect with viewers. ‘Good Morning’ is penned by Gurpreet Saini.

The film follows the narrative of Sonam Kapoor’s character while she discovers love. Anil Kapoor shares screen space with daughter Sonam for the very first time in this romantic drama.

The title track of the film was a recreation the iconic track from Anil Kapoor’s 1942- A Love Story. It was sung by Kumar Sanu and composed by RD Burman.

Manikarnika: Bombay HC refuses petition seeking stay on Kangana Ranaut film over alleged distortion of facts

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on 24 January refused to give relief to a lawyer seeking a stay on the release of film Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi on the ground that it wrongly depicted historical facts.

A still from Manikarnika teaser. YouTube screengrab

Advocate Vivek Tambe, who claims to be a fifth generation descendant of the family of Rani Laxmibai, the Queen of Jhansi, had moved the high court earlier this week claiming that the Kangana Ranuat-starrer had got several historical facts wrong.

According to the petitioner, the film shows the birth year of the queen of Jhansi as 1828.

However, her birth year was actually 1835, his plea said.

It further claimed that there are certain scenes which show that the queen suffered a miscarriage, which is not correct.

The producers of the film opposed the plea, saying the birth year was provided by historians and that there is no scene in the movie showing a miscarriage.

Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) counsel Advait Sethna told a division bench of Chief Justice N H Patil and Justice N M Jamdar Thursday that its examining committee has given due consideration before certifying the movie.

“A disclaimer has also been included in the movie saying certain elements have been dramatised and fictionalised and that it does not intend to hurt any person’s sentiments,” Sethna said.

The bench, after hearing the arguments, said it was not inclined to grant interim relief by way of staying the release of the film.

The court directed the producer to file their affidavit responding to the petition in two weeks.

The movie is slated for release on 25 January.

Gully Boy: Ranveer Singh says he signed hip-hop drama because of Divine, Naezy’s original song ‘Mere Gully Mein’

Gully Boy is one of 2019’s most awaited films and actor Ranveer Singh says it was the original ‘Mere Gully Mein’ track that had him hooked.

In the Zoya Akhtar directorial, the 33-year-old actor plays an up-and-coming rapper who sets out to achieve his dream by rhyming about his life on the Mumbai streets. Ranveer says the original number, created by underground rappers Divine and Naezy, blew him away when he saw its video for the first time.

Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy. YouTube

“When Zoya pitched me this film, ‘Mere Gully Mein’, the original video was the first thing she showed me. She said that this is the flavour of the film I want to make and the video completely blew my brains.

“I mugged up the entire rap and since then I started following Naezy and Divine’s music. ‘Mere Gully Mein’ for me, like for many others, is a huge breakthrough for the scene, the movement that’s happening in our society and I’m glad that I was the first one to whom this breakthrough of a song reached,” he told Press Trust of India.

The actor, who has recreated Naezy’s portion in the album, says incidentally it was the first song he rapped for the album.

He said it was “almost like my test”.

“Zoya was unsure about my rapping skills at first. I remember that day at Purple Haze studio; Divine was there – he was actually in the booth with me; hyping me and guiding me. And it happened in the first take.

“Divine loved it, Zoya loved it and it was decided there and then after I rapped Naezy’s verse from ‘Mere Gully Mein’ that I would be doing my own voice in the film,” Ranveer says.

Besides ‘Mere Gully Mein’, two other tracks — ‘Asli Hip Hop’ and ‘Apna Time Aayega’ — have been released from the album.

And Ranveer has lent his voice to a total of four numbers in the film’s album.

The actor’s last release Simmba was a massive hit and he is currently prepping for Kabir Khan’s sports drama 83.

Gully Boy, also featuring Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin, hits the screens 14 February.