Akshay and John’s I-Day Box-office battle gathers force

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Akshay Kumar and John Abraham’s Independence Day war at the box-office has begun. Bollywood’s poster boys of nationalism, Akshay and John, have released “Mission Mangal” and “Batla House” respectively on August 15 this year, and initial reports suggest both films have seen a good opening at the box-office on day one. “Mission […]

Batla House’: Facts messed up by fiction

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY (18:20) Movie: “Batla House”; Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishen; Direction: Nikkhil Advani; Rating: ** & 1/2 (two and half stars) In various interviews, the “Batla House” team has declared that their film is an attempt to seek definite answers to questions that still remain, regarding the alleged Batla House encounter in […]

Bollywood is now being inspired by real life incidents

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The reality-inspired Bollywood cinema has moved beyond the standard biopics and historical incidents. New-age writers and filmmakers are finding inspiration in real incidents involving commoners, which inspire, impress and awe, and at times also make us proud as Indians. It has become a trend to narrate stories about extraordinary incidents involving […]

Clash with Akshay’s film doesn’t bother me: John

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) John Abraham’s “Batla House” clashes with Akshay Kumar’s “Mission Mangal” on Independence Day 2019, setting up a box-office tussle between the two stars who have particularly cashed in on the patriotism genre in Bollywood lately. John says that he does not feel any pressure and his friendship with Akshay won’t be affected […]