QuickE: New ‘Sanju’ Posters; Netflix’s ‘Sacred Games’ Trailer Out
Parvathy, Faasil, Pookutty react to the National Film Awards row; ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ rocks the BO.
1. ‘Sanju’ Posters: Ranbir as Sanjay Dutt’s Charming Munna Bhai
Ranbir Kapoor is coming back to the big screen with Sanju, based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt. While the film’s teaser has sent fans into a tizzy, director Raju Hirani has spiked our interest further by releasing posters of the film where Ranbir looks freakishly like Sanjay Dutt.
See more on The Quint.
2. Netflix Releases Riveting Sacred Games Trailer Starring Nawazuddin
Ever since Netflix announced that a new original series with the stellar cast of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte was in the making, users have been waiting with bated breath.
Based on Vikram Chandra’s hit 2006 novel by the same name, ‘Sacred Games’ is now a new Netflix original that revolves around the story of Mumbai cop Sartaj Singh and crime ‘God’ Ganesh Gaitonde.
Netflix released the trailer of the much anticipated series earlier today.
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3. Raw Deal for Technicians Even at National Awards: Resul Pookutty
Oscar-winning sound artiste Resul Pookutty on Thursday expressed dissent over news that President Ram Nath Kovind will felicitate only 11 out of the total 137 awardees at the 65th National Film Awards ceremony here on Thursday.
"If the government of India cannot earmark three hours of its time, they should not bother giving us National Awards. More than 50 per cent of our sweat, you take it as entertainment tax, the least you could do is respect the values we hold dear," tweeted Pookutty, who has won a National Award in the past.
4. National Awards: Why This Discrimination, Ask Parvathy & Faasil
At the venue of the National Film Awards ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, several chairs meant for the award winners lay empty on Thursday evening. The majority of the award winners from the Malayalam film industry stayed away from the event, after they were told that unlike earlier years, President Ram Nath Kovind will not present all the awards.
Read further on The Quint.
5. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Speeding Towards the Rs 200 Crore Club
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has created box office history. According to reports, the film has collected Rs 156.64 crore (Nett) at the Indian box office in its first week. This makes it the biggest week for any Hollywood film in India.
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