Bollywood producer, director Karan Johar, who has always been upfront about his mental health struggles, recently opened up about his experience with anxiety during a press conference for his programme “Koffee With Karan 8”. “What happens to me or anybody else, it can happen to anybody. It doesn't mean you need a trigger, sometimes it is a result of many things, sometimes there's a trigger. When I spoke about my anxiety, it was to share a part of life that exists. That exists today as well, while I speak. I've no fear in saying that I'm on medication,” PTI quoted Karan Johar as saying, reports NDTV. Also read: Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar in the dock over 'drugs party at home' Karan Johar and actress Deepika Padukone discussed their mental health experiences on an earlier episode of “Koffee With Karan 8”. Karan Johar discussed his "legit (anxiety) attack" during the unveiling of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) earlier this year. “The legit attack I had was at the NMACC launch. I remember Varun Dhawan was staring at me. I was sweating. I didn't even realise my face was full of sweat. Varun came and he was like, 'Are you okay?' My hands were shaking. And then he took me to an empty room. I first thought it was a cardiac arrest. I didn't know what I was going through. I got out of my jacket, which was long and elaborate. I just left in half an hour. I went back home and I just went to my bed and I cried. I didn't know why I was crying,” Johar said recalling the incident. Also read: Karan Johar to turn Student of the Year into a web series? “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “My Name Is Khan”, and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” are among the films Karan Johar directed. “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani”, starring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, was his latest film which became a blockbuster. Karan Johar is also producing a film starring Kartik Aaryan and another project with Sidharth Malhotra, according to the report.
'Something Like an Autobiography’: Chorki’s ‘Ministry of Love’ premieres with Farooki’s acting debut
Popular Bangladeshi OTT platform Chorki’s much-anticipated film series ‘Ministry of Love’ premiered its first film, acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘Something Like an Autobiography’ on Thursday night. The star-studded premiere of the film was held at the Star Cineplex, SKS Tower, Mohakhali in the capital. This marks the acting debut of Mostofa Sarwar Farooki on the silver screen, alongside his wife and prominent actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha. The film is also Farooki’s first showcased on the country’s silver screen in six years. Also read: Farooki’s ‘Shonibar Bikel’ to be released on Indian OTT platform Sony LIV Celebrities and cultural personalities including eminent actor Afzal Hossain, National Award-winning actor Chanchal Chowdhury, Bangladeshi conglomerate and producer Anjan Chowdhury, Daily Prothom Alo Associate Editor Anisul Hoque, singer Elita Karim, young directors Adnan Al Rajeev and Syed Ahmed Shawki, popular actresses Mehazabien Chowdhury, Tasnia Farin, Sarika Sabrin, Shabnam Faria and others joined the cast and crew of the film including Iresh Zaker, Sharaf Ahmed Jibon and others. Besides, several directors of Chorki’s ‘Ministry of Love’ project including National Award-winning filmmaker Raihan Rafi, popular director Ashfaque Nipun, Shihab Shaheen, Abu Shaheed Emon, Arifur Rahman and Redoan Rony, also the CEO of Chorki, joined the premiere alongside the film’s lead duo, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and Nusrat Imrose Tisha, who joined their only daughter Ilham. Also read: Bioscope Introduces Bangla dubbing of popular Korean drama "Mr. Queen" The 82-minute film, also simultaneously premiered on the Chorki app, showcases the eventful journey of a couple towards their parenthood, through which they had to face unwanted circumstances and tackle several roadblocks. Alongside the lead casts, eminent actors Dolly Zahoor and Monowar Hossain Dipjol also appeared in the film in special roles. “There is a vulnerability involved in creating stories based on personal experiences, but it is our responsibility as artists to get into the core of a person's feelings and pull out the suffering. I have worked in several facets of the film industry; however, I never saw myself as an actor. Grateful to Chorki for letting me tell this special story of parenthood,” Farooki said a the premiere. ‘Something Like an Autobiography’ is actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha's debut work as a screenplay writer, alongside her husband Farooki. “Not only that, this was my daughter Ilham’s first appearance in media as she appeared in the film’s music video; this is also my first on-screen work alongside Farooki. With all these firsts, this particular film became something forever special to me, and this film will remain as a token of love from the parent to all the children," she said at the event. Also read: 'Din-The Day' achieves massive viewership in just 3 days “Although this is the first time the mass audience will be watching Farooki bhai’s performance as an actor, this is not the first for us, as we have seen his acting during our time as part of his ‘Chabial’ team. However, the most important part is that this film marks his silver-screen comeback after six years, and we are excited about this film,” ‘Mohanagar’-famed popular director Ashfaque Nipun told UNB. Chorki CEO Redoan Rony said, “Today is a significant day in my life as Farooki bhai was my first producer, and now I am standing here as the producer of Farooki bhai’s film in which he debuts as an actor. The ‘Ministry of Love’ will also bring another film soon under his direction, and we believe that all our 12 film projects will enthral our audiences.” Back in August this year, Chorki announced the ‘Ministry of Love’ projects with 12 filmmakers, who are set to bring 12 films throughout the years 2023-2024.
As Christmas and year-end is approaching, the festive season has already started. Bollywood is planning to release a bunch of exciting movies in the last month of the year. Let’s take a look at the most awaited Bollywood movies being released in December 2023. 10 Most Anticipated Bollywood Films Coming in December 2023 Animal | Action Thriller | December 1, 2023 Co-written, edited and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, this is a combo project of T-Series, Bhadrakali Pictures, and Cine1 Studios. Starring Ranbir Kapoor as a volatile man with a strained relationship with his father, the film features Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, and Tripti Dimri. The narrative delves into the intricate dynamics between business magnate Balbir Singh and his son Arjun Singh. After a tragedy befalls Balbir, Arjun embarks on a quest for vengeance against his rival Viraj Surve, leading to a brutal gang war. With a runtime of 201 minutes, “Animal” stands as one of the longest Indian films. Harshavardhan Rameshwar composed this movie's score. Additionally, it is set to be released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada languages. Read more: 12 Must-watch South Indian Films Releasing in December 2023 Sam Bahadur | Biographical War Drama | December 1, 2023 Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this is a tremendous portrayal of the life of India's first field marshal, Sam Manekshaw. Co-written by Bhavani Iyer and Shantanu Srivastava, this film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala under RSVP Movies. Vicky Kaushal takes on the title role, supported by Fatima Sana Shaikh, Edward Sonnenblick, Sanya Malhotra, Neeraj Kabi, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Set against the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, this movie highlights Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw's pivotal role in leading the Indian Army during Bangladesh's Liberation War. Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composed the music, with Gulzar contributing the lyrics. Ketan Sodha handles the background score. Read more: Top Hyped Hollywood Films of 2024: The Blockbuster Bonanza The Archies | Teen Musical Comedy | December 7, 2023 Directed by Zoya Akhtar, this is a tale featuring a fictional music band connected to Archie Comics. The cast includes Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Vedang Raina, Aditi Saigal, Mihir Ahuja, and Yuvraj Menda. Set in 1960s India, the film follows Archie and the gang as they navigate romance, friendship, and the future of Riverdale amidst the threat of a beloved park's destruction. The movie soundtrack is a collaboration between Ankur Tiwari, The Islanders, Dot., and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar, Ankur Tiwari, and Dot. This Tiger Baby Productions creation is slated for release on Netflix. Read more: Netflix Originals Dec 2023 Lineup: List of Movies, Series, and Other Shows Kadak Singh | Mystery | December 8, 2023 This Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury-directed film stars Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjana Sanghi, and marks Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan’s Bollywood debut. Written by Ritesh Shah, the project got Shantanu Moitra to compose its music. The film unravels the enigmatic lifestyle of AK Shrivastav, battling retrograde amnesia while uncovering conflicting narratives from his past. Following Srivastava, an officer in the Department of Financial Crimes, the story unfolds as he solves a Chit Fund Scam by piecing together different perspectives on his identity. Dilip Shankar, Paresh Pahuja, Varun Buddhadev also feature in this ZEE5 Original Film. Read more: Something Like An Autobiography: Real Story or Just a Film? Joram | Survival Thriller | December 8, 2023 This gripping craft of writer-director Devashish Makhija was made under the production of Zee Studios along with Makhijafilm. Starring the talented trio of Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, and Tannishtha Chatterjee, this movie weaves a tense survival thriller across a harsh landscape. The audience is thrust into the heart of a desperate man's journey including a relentless pursuit, and a mother's quest. Having premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on February 1, 2023, "Joram" indulges viewers to get a different type of experience. Read more: Top 10 Highest Earning South Indian Films of All Time
The end of the year is already here. The cinematic realms of Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada promise to illuminate the silver screen. New directors and actors are also joining the ranks of the famous ones to add to this year-end movie season. This article presents a curated selection of 12 must-watch South Indian films releasing in December 2023. 12 Most Hyped South Indian Movies Coming in December 2023 Hi Nanna | Telugu | December 7, 2023 The debutant director Shouryuv is coming up with this romantic family drama written by himself. This co-production of Mohan Cherukuri (CVM), Murthy K. S. under Vyra Entertainments, and Dr. Vijender Reddy Teegala, stars Nani and Mrunal Thakur. The storyline follows Nana, a young woman struggling to find her place in the world, who discovers self-worth and love with the help of Nani. Hesham Abdul Wahab composed the music, Sanu Varghese handled the cinematography, and Praveen Anthony did all the edits. Gangs of Godavari | Telugu | December 8, 2023 Krishna Chaitanya directs the action and history film, with Sai Soujanya and Suryadevara Naga Vamsi producing. Fortune Four Cinemas, Sithara Entertainments, and Srikara Studios are behind the production. The cast includes Vishwak Sen, Anjali, Neha Shetty, Nassar from Baahubali, Sai Kumar, and Goparaju Ramana, with Nora Fatehi in a special appearance. Read more: 'Din-The Day' achieves massive viewership in just 3 days The storyline delves into the sand and water mafia in the 1980s Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh. Yuvan Shankar Raja handles the music, Anith Madhadi works on cinematography, and Navin Nooli takes charge of editing. Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire | Telugu | December 22, 2023 This much-anticipated action thriller is written and directed by Prashanth Neel, with Vijay Kiragandur as the producer. The film features Prabhas in the lead role, supported by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, Tinnu Anand, Jagapathi Babu, Easwari Rao, Ramachandra Raju, and Sriya Reddy. The story revolves around a gang leader fulfilling a promise to his dying friend by confronting other criminal gangs. Ravi Basrur took care of the sound and music, and Bhuvan Gowda handled the cinematography. Salaar will be released in Telugu, along with dubbed versions in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi. Read more: Top Hyped Hollywood Films of 2024: The Blockbuster Bonanza Annapoorani: The Goddess of Food | Tamil | December 1, 2023 In his directorial debut, Nilesh Krishnaa brings forth this drama jointly bankrolled by Jatin Sethi and R. Ravindran under Zee Studios, Trident Arts, and Naad SStudios. The lead cast includes Nayanthara, Jai, Sathyaraj, K. S. Ravikumar, Redin Kingsley, and Renuka. The narrative revolves around a girl born into an orthodox family aspiring to become India's premier chef, challenging conventions to realize her dream. Thaman S composes the score, Sathyan Sooryan supervises the cinematography, and Praveen Anthony oversees editing. Parking | Tamil | December 1, 2023 Directed by Ramkumar Balakrishnan, "Parking" unravels the mystery of daily parking woes, depicting the search for parking spaces around apartments and streets. The cast features Harish Kalyan, Indhuja Ravichandran, Prathana Nathan, MS Baskar, Ilavarasu, and Rama Rajendra. Sam CS provides the music, and the film is a production of Passion Studios and Soldiers' Factory. Jiju Sunny manages cinematography, while Philomin Raj takes on the editing duties. Read more: Farooki’s ‘Shonibar Bikel’ to be released on Indian OTT platform Sony LIV Conjuring Kannappan | Tamil | December 8, 2023 Helmed by Selvinraj Xavier, this horror comedy features a star-studded cast, including Sathish, Regina Cassandra, Nasser, VTV Ganesh, Saranya Ponvannan, Anand Raj, Namo Narayana, Elli AvrRam, Redin Kingsley, Jason Shah, Benedict Garrett, and Adithya Kathir. Conjuring Kannappan narrates the story of a man experiencing visions of ghosts in the isolated bungalow he recently moved into with his family. The plot encompasses dreams, death, and the protagonist finding himself trapped in a ghostly dreamscape. The horror comedy is bankrolled by AGS productions. Yuvan Shankar Raja handles the music, and S Yuva is the cinematographer.
"Din-The Day," the highly anticipated action film starring Ananta Jalil and Barsha, has made its debut on the popular OTT platform Bongo, drawing a phenomenal response from audiences worldwide. The collaborative production with Iran, directed by renowned Iranian filmmaker Mortaza Atash Zamzam, brings an adrenaline-fueled narrative that follows Ananta Jalil as a fearless police officer engaged in international anti-terrorism operations. What's streaming now: 'Oppenheimer,' Adam Sandler as a lizard and celebs dancing to Taylor Swift In "Din-The Day," Ananta Jalil embodies the role of a valiant police officer representing an international organization, actively engaging in operations against various terrorist groups. The narrative unfolds as he embarks on a perilous mission to Afghanistan, confronting the formidable terrorist figure Abu Khalid in a gripping battle for survival. Farooki’s ‘Shonibar Bikel’ to be released on Indian OTT platform Sony LIV The film's captivating storyline is complemented by its global production, with shooting locations spanning Bangladesh, Iran, Türkiye, and Afghanistan. The cinematic spectacle was initially released on Eid ul Azha 2022 in 40 countries worldwide, showcasing the film's universal appeal. Expressing gratitude to the enthusiastic viewers, Bongo’s authority said, "Getting a good amount of response in just 3 days is a big thing for us in the world of OTT. 'Din-The Day' is not only one of Ananta Jalil's big-budget endeavors but also a testament to the global appreciation for high-quality cinema." Top Hyped Hollywood Films of 2024: The Blockbuster Bonanza Despite its success, "Din-The Day" has sparked discussions and criticisms since its release. Ananta Jalil, who plays a pivotal role in the film, has become a focal point of these conversations. The film's ability to captivate audiences and stimulate diverse opinions further underscores its impact on the cinematic landscape.
"Ted Lasso" star Hannah Waddingham's Christmas special and this week's edition of "Dancing With the Stars" promising celebrities swaying to the music of Taylor Swift are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists is a collection of 55 Tina Turner singles from 1975-2023, Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" is finally available to watch in your living room and Adam Sandler voices a 74-year-old lizard in Netflix's animated "Leo." Also read: Bioscope Introduces Bangla dubbing of popular Korean drama "Mr. Queen" NEW MOVIES TO STREAM Are you and your home entertainment system prepared? After making nearly $950 million at the box office, Christopher Nolan's three-hour "Oppenheimer" is finally be available to watch in your living room. There's a UHD streaming version available to purchase for $19.99, as well as 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray options with over 3 hours of extras, with everything overseen by Nolan. AP Film Writer Jake Coyle wrote in his review that, "There are times in Nolan's latest opus that flames fill the frame and visions of subatomic particles flitter across the screen — montages of Oppenheimer's own churning visions. But for all the immensity of 'Oppenheimer,' this is Nolan's most human-scaled film — and one of his greatest achievements." Adam Sandler plays a 74-year-old class lizard named "Leo" in the latest Netflix animation offering. Worried he's wasted his life in a cage, Leo tries to plot his escape when a kid in the school is assigned to take him home. But some mishaps ensue and he ends up befriending some of the elementary school kids when they learn he can talk. Sandler is joined by a strong comedic voice cast including Bill Burr, Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander, Jo Koy and, of course, Rob Schneider. Also read: Ananta Jalil‘s ‘Din: The Day' now on digital OTT platform Bongo Good golly, Miss Molly, is Little Richard the uncrowned king of rock 'n' roll? The documentary "Little Richard: I Am Everything," directed by Lisa Cortés and streaming on Max, makes a solid case. His flamboyant and boundary pushing lyrics, style and music had a direct influence on famous acts to follow, including the Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Mick Jagger and even filmmaker John Waters, who calls his own mustache a "twisted tribute" to Little Richard. In his review, AP critic Mark Kennedy wrote "Cortés' film is also the story of American rock itself, the way transistor radios allowed teens in the '50s to rebel against their parents' staid music and how Black music was appropriated by white bands." NEW MUSIC TO STREAM The music world lost a giant when Tina Turner, the undisputed "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" died in May 2023. She left behind an incredible body of work, songs that only become more deeply felt with the passage of time. To celebrate the prolific artist, Rhino Records releases "Turner, Queen of Rock 'n' Roll (A Collection of All Her Singles From 1975-2023)" on Black Friday – a massive collection of 55 tracks across five vinyl records and three CDs. But if physical media isn't your thing – and this series is called "What to Stream," after all — the set will be available on streaming platforms, too. Also read: To Gaza from Dhaka’: Concert at Hatirjheel Amphitheater on Friday Take That, the gargantuan British boy band turned man-pop group that gave the world Robbie Williams, are releasing their ninth studio album. Titled "This Life," it is their first full-length album in seven years, a rare reunion for a band not on a break. It's also an exciting listen: there's a plucky warmth to these songs, like on the acoustic single "Windows" — no doubt the influence of Savannah, Georgia, where the band made most of the record. It's a lovely album from one of the most successful bands in British chart history – the result of getting the guys back together and finding a new sound with some old friends. NEW SERIES TO STREAM Since "Fargo" began airing on FX as an anthology series, each season has featured an impressive roster of talent including Billy Bob Thornton, Chris Rock and Kirsten Dunst stepping into its quirky world of folksy Midwesterners mixed up in the law. "Fargo: Year 5," is no different. Juno Temple stars as a woman whose strange behavior catches the attention of local authorities. Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richa Moorjani, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris and Dave Foley also appear. Also read: Farooki’s ‘Shonibar Bikel’ to be released on Indian OTT platform Sony LIV Celebrities competing on season 32 of "Dancing with the Stars" have had to jive, waltz and foxtrot their way through a number of themed episodes including Disney music, music video night and a Whitney Houston tribute, but we'll find out whether they're "… Ready for It" on the Tuesday episode, dedicated to Taylor Swift. The show aired a video message from the superstar where she said she couldn't wait to watch the celebration of her "Eras." Who will be the "Fearless" performer of the night and swift-ly rise to the top of the leaderboard? Famed choreographer Mandy Moore helps decide when she sits in as a guest judge. When "Squid Game" premiered on Netflix in 2021, viewers were both captivated and terrified by the deadly child-like games featured in the story. On Wednesday, the streamer debuted a new 10-episode competition called "Squid Game: The Challenge." In this version, real people get the chance to take part in challenges inspired by the show — without the life-threatening consequences. Over 450 contestants from across the globe kick off the competition where the winner leaves with $4.56 million. Margery Williams' classic children's book "The Velveteen Rabbit" comes to Apple TV+ in a new special featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter and Nicola Coughlan of "Bridgerton." With a mix of live-action and animation, it tells the tale of a young boy who receives a new toy for Christmas that introduces him to a magical world with lessons of friendship. Besides her Emmy-winning role on "Ted Lasso," Hannah Waddingham has an extensive musical theater background. She showcases those talents in a Christmas special for Apple TV+ called "Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas." Available now, the concert was taped in front of a live audience at the London Coliseum and features special guests. NEW VIDEO GAMES TO PLAY The big game publishers are taking the holiday week off, but there are some intriguing indie adventures worth checking out while you're recovering from your turkey coma. Worldless, a collaboration among three European studios, is a blend of turn-based fighting and running-and-jumping exploration in a striking-looking "newborn universe." It's out now on Xbox X/S/One, PlayStation 5/4, Nintendo Switch and PC. In Stars and Time, from California's Armor Games, is more earthbound, with black-and-white graphics that evoke both anime and 1980s Mac games. But once the protagonists discover they're trapped in a time loop, it zips off into a metaphysical mystery. The journey unfolds on PlayStation 5/4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s much-anticipated film ‘Shonibar Bikel (Saturday Afternoon)’ which has been stuck in a censorship dispute for more than four years is now finally getting released for global audiences via the Indian OTT platform Sony LIV. The director confirmed this on Wednesday in a post on his official Facebook profile. “Saturday Afternoon is coming to an OTT (platform), finally, on November 24, on Sony LIV. The film can be watched from any other country in the world, except from Bangladesh,” Farooki stated in the post. Although not getting its much-anticipated release in Bangladesh, local audiences got to watch the first glimpse of the film back in February this year when the trailer of the film was released. Read: Coldplay concert in Malaysia can be stopped by organizers if the band misbehaves, government says Featuring an ensemble cast of seasoned actors including Mamunur Rashid, Zahid Hasan, Intekhab Dinar, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Iresh Zaker, and Nusrat Imrose Tisha, among others, the one-shot film was released in March in the USA and Canada, garnering critical acclaim. Read: Latest Release: Love, Laughter, and South Indian Charm Inspired by the 2016 Holey Artisan massacre in Gulshan, Farooki’s 8th directorial film ‘Saturday Afternoon’ (Shonibar Bikel), a Bangladeshi-German-Russian co-production, has been stuck and denied censorship for the past four years. Even after getting clearance from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board on January 21 this year, the film has been suffering from not receiving government censorship clearance for its theatrical release for local audiences.
The coming year is going to redefine the cinematic experience forever. Marvel and DC are bringing an epic showdown of superhero saga worldwide. And that’s just some of the biggest attractions that include sci-fi and action as well. As the curtain rises on sequels and prequels, classic franchises eagerly await their everlasting hype. Overriding all this is the desire to see dialogues and stunts of favorite actors and sensational stars. Let’s see what the most exciting Hollywood movies of 2024 promise to offer. 10 Most Anticipated Hollywood Movies of 2024 The Fall Guy | 1st March, 2024 Directed by the seasoned David Leitch, This action comedy unfolds as an adaptation of the iconic 1980s TV series by Glen A. Larson. Scripted by Drew Pearce, this cinematic endeavor brings to life the excellence of Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. In a collaboration between Universal, 87 North Productions, and Entertainment 360, the film navigates the story of Colt Seavers, a once-retired stuntman. Seavers is reluctantly drawn back into the industry when the lead actor of a mega-budget studio production, mysteriously disappears. However, the production was done under the direction of his former partner. Read more: Netflix Originals Dec 2023 Lineup: List of Movies, Series, and Other Shows Dune: Part Two | 15th March, 2024 Denis Villeneuve's directorial prowess takes center stage in Dune: Part Two, an epic science fiction masterpiece. A seamless continuation from its predecessor in 2021, this film serves as the second chapter in the two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel. The stellar cast including Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, and Zendaya reprising their roles. The movie is made under the banner of Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The storyline of this installment of Dune centers against the backdrop of Paul Atreides' quest to unite with the Fremen people of Arrakis. As they face the daunting House Harkonnen, they get involved in political intrigue, war, and the vast landscapes of the desert planet. Read more: Something Like An Autobiography: Real Story or Just a Film? Godzilla X Kong The New Empire | 12th April, 2024 Directed by Adam Wingard, this sequel to the 2021 blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong is a monster film that propels audiences back into the awe-inspiring MonsterVerse. This Legendary Pictures production will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film brings together the mighty Kong and fearsome Godzilla to confront a hidden, colossal threat within the human world. Delving into the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, the storyline ventures into the origins of Hollow Earth. Starring Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Fala Chen, this cinematic spectacle is waiting to explore the ancient Titan battles that forever bind man and monster. Read more: Top 10 Highest Earning South Indian Films of All Time Rebel Moon: Part 2 | 19th April, 2024 Zack Snyder's visionary prowess takes shape in Rebel Moon, a space opera co-written by himself, Kurt Johnstad, and Shay Hatten. The movie boasts an ensemble cast including Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Ed Skrein, and Anthony Hopkins. Set against the backdrop of a distant moon threatened by a tyrannical force, this fantasy film unfolds as a tale of survival. The mysterious stranger living among the villagers emerges as their beacon of hope. As the first part, A Child of Fire, gears up for release on December 22, 2023, by Netflix, anticipation for the sequel heightens. Read more: Top 10 Highest-Earning Bangladeshi Films Deadpool 3 | 3rd May, 2024 The third installment of the Deadpool film franchise follows the success of Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). This film, rooted in Marvel Comics, is a joint production of Marvel Studios and Maximum Effort. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Deadpool 3 is under the adept direction of Shawn Levy. The script is a joint effort by Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, Zeb Wells, Levy, and Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the irreverent Deadpool, joined by the likes of Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jennifer Garner. Wolverine teams up with the "merc with a mouth," amplifying the anticipation for this superhero extravaganza. Read more: 12 Most Awaited South Indian Movies Releasing in November 2023: A Sneak Peek
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, renowned Bangladeshi filmmaker, makes his acting debut with “Something Like An Autobiography”. The second teaser of the film elaborates more than the first one, and was released on November 5. Chorki shared the teaser from its Facebook page. Shortly after that, the director of the film posted it on his verified Facebook page. The first teaser was released on October 5. Since then, the film has generated discussions among fans as well as the media. Let's find out more about this film. Behind the Creation of "Something Like An Autobiography" Chorki, the popular OTT (over-the-top) platform in Bangladesh, is going to produce 12 films by 12 top filmmakers for its viewers. The project under the supervision of Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is named "Ministry of Love." Two films under the project have already been completed, which are directed by Farooki. One is "Last Defenders of Monogamy," starring Chanchal Chowdhury, and the other is "Something Like an Autobiography." Read more: Top 10 Bollywood Movies Being Released in November 2023 Story and Screenplay Director-actress couple Farhan and Tithi have been married for 10 years but have no children. They have to face various criticisms in a conservative patriarchal society. They decide to have children during the pandemic. More complications start to build up around them. With this plot, Farooki and noted actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha lead the movie's story. The story begins with Farhan (played by Farooki) and Tithi (played by Tisha) in love, then their marriage, and the challenges society throws at them. Read more: 12 Most Awaited South Indian Movies Releasing in November 2023: A Sneak Peek
South Indian movie industry is a great convergence of artistic excellence with commercial success. Whether it is Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, or Kannada, each South Indian film industry shines in both local and global spheres with unique stories, talented directions, powerful actions, and creative cinematography. The ground-breaking successes of some South Indian films draw film enthusiasts around the world. This article lists the top 10 highest-earning South Indian films to date. 10 South Indian Blockbuster Movies So Far Baahubali 2: The Conclusion | Rs. 1,810.59 Crore The stated total gross earnings of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is equivalent to BDT 2,385.374 crore. This Telugu epic action film, directed by S. S. Rajamouli and co-written with V. Vijayendra Prasad, stars an ensemble cast including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, and Ramya Krishna. Set in medieval India, the film follows the son of Amarendra Baahubali, who returns to seek vengeance for his father's death. Released on April 28, 2017, the movie was made with an estimated production cost of 250 crore rupees (BDT 329.363 crore). Baahubali 2 emerged as the top-grossing film in India, dominating both the Tamil and Telugu box offices. Its success extended to winning three National Film Awards, including the prestigious Best Visual Effects category. Read more: List of English Language Netflix Originals Coming in November 2023 RRR | Rs. 1,316.30 Crore RRR secures second place in the rankings with an impressive box office revenue corresponding to BDT 1,734.170 crore (Rs. 1 = BDT 1.32). This is another Telugu epic creation under the direction of S. S. Rajamouli and co-written with V. Vijayendra Prasad, featuring N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, and Alia Bhatt. The film revolves around the fictional versions of Indian revolutionaries, Raju and Bheem, and their valiant fight against the British Raj. The project hit theaters on March 25, 2022, with an expense projection of 550 crore rupees. RRR set a record as the highest opening-day-grossing South Indian movie by collecting an astounding 213 crore rupees or BDT 293.792 (Rs. 1 = BDT 1.32) on its release day. Adding to its remarkable journey, the film's song 'Natu Natu' earned an Oscar for Best Original Song, making it the first Indian film to achieve this prestigious milestone. Read more: Bongo BD presents heartwarming love story of two nameless tourists in "Hello Stranger" KGF: Chapter 2 | Rs. 1,200 to 1,250 Crore KGF: Chapter 2 has made history in the Kannada film industry with this staggering total income in currency of BDT 1,580.944 to BDT 1,646.816 crore. It's the most expensive film ever produced in Kannada cinema. This action film was written and helmed by Prashanth Neel, featuring an ensemble cast including Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, Prakash Raj, and Rao Ramesh. The period movie unfolds in the blood-soaked Kolar Gold Fields, where Rocky's name strikes fear into his foes, and the government views him as a threat to law and order.With a budget of 100 crore rupees (BDT 131.745 crore set at Rs. 1 = BDT 1.32), KGF: Chapter 2 was theatrically released on April 14, 2022.The film has earned recognition by winning Best Actor and Actress in a Lead Role, and Best Cinematography at the International Film Awards of South India. Read more: Top 12 Most Anticipated South Indian Films Releasing in October 2023 2.0 | Rs. 699.89 Crores 2.0 is a science-fiction film that has made a mark with a total box office collection in currency of BDT 922.072 crore. In the Kollywood industry, it holds the top position. S. Shankar, director of this film featuring Rajinikanth, co-wrote it with B. Jeyamohan and Madhan Karky. The major co-stars of Rajinikanth were Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar, who made his Kollywood debut. The action movie delves into the conflict between humanoid robot Chitti, and Pakshi Rajan, a former ornithologist. Rajan intends to stop the worldwide cell phone use to save his avian friends. The production cost was estimated at 400 to 600 crore rupees, (BDT 426.981 to 790.472 crore at a rate of Rs. 1 = BDT 1.32). As a result, this cinema is recognized as the most expensive in Tamil Nadu. 2.0 had its theatrical release worldwide on November 30, 2018. It has been honored with a total of 5 awards at the Anand Bikash Cinema Awards, including Best Animation and Visual Effects. Read more: Bongo BD to release South Indian comedy movie 'F2: Fun and Frustration' with Bengali version this week Jailer | Rs. 600 Crore Jailer has made a significant impact in the Chennai film industry, with total gross earnings equivalent to 790.472 crore in Bangladeshi currency (Rs. 1 = BDT 1.32). This action comedy film, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, stars Rajinikanth in the lead role. He was accompanied by Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, and Tamanna Bhatia. The story revolves around a retired police officer who seeks to take down an eccentric idol smuggler. With a budgeted estimate ranging from 200 to 250 crore rupees, (BDT 265.706 crore with an exchange rate of Rs. 1 = BDT 1.32), the movie had its release on August 10, 2023. Read more: English Language Netflix Originals Coming in October 2023