Balakrishna chooses politics over films?
Balakrishna, who was recently elected as MLA from Hindupura clears his stand on films and politics
Nandamuri Balakrishna seems to be spoilt for choices. The Simha star, who is basking on grand success of his latest flick Legend, can’t stop smiling after his win at the state assembly elections in Seemandhra. The actor turned MLA is all set to start his new career as a politician. Click here to read more
Vilasrao Deshmukh, father of Riteish Deshmukh, passes away
The former Maharashtra Chief Minister succumbed to liver cancer in a Chennai hospital today
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh’s father Vilasrao Deshmukh breathed his last in Chennai today after multiple organ failure as a consequence of liver cancer. He was 67. His condition had improved after he underwent treatment abroad, but it deteriorated again a few weeks ago when his kidneys failed. Click here to read more
MLA quick movie review: Seedy and sloppy!
Since debutante director Shiv Dubey’s film, MLA, starring Mukesh Tiwari and Omkar Das Manikpuri, recently won a nomination at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), we were expecting it to be a promising film. But going by what our reviewer told us midway through the movie, we don’t think it’s anywhere close to being watchable. Here’s what he had to say: “Shiv Dubey’s MLA is seedy, slow and sloppy. The story is extremely predictable, acting is creepy and dialogues are comical. Manikpuri (of Peepli Live fame) fails to deliver. Mukesh Tiwari is the only saving grace of this C-grade drama that tests your threshold for pain!” Let’s hope that our reviewer manages to stay till the end to give us the complete review of the film.
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‘Peepli Live’ actor Omkar Das Manikpuri says: ‘MLA’ is a brave film
After grabbing attention and accolades for his heart-wrenching character Natha in Aamir Khan’s production Peepli Live, actor Omkar Das Manikpuri is back with his second film MLA, which is releasing across India this Friday. We caught up with the unassuming actor on a sweltering May afternoon to learn more about the fascinating shades of his interestingly quirky personality, his unease about facing the media glare and his journey from a dusty village in Chhattisgarh to the silver screen
With a nervous smile plastered on his wrinkled face, Omkar Das Manikpuri’s hesitation in doing an interview is palpable. Natha of Peepli Live fame doesn’t hate the media, but the sheer thought of talking to the ‘snobbish’ English-speaking Indian press makes him uneasy. Click here to read more