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7:30 pm: Oscar-winning music composer A R Rahman will perform at The Journey: Celebrating Music concert in Dubai. The concert, scheduled for January 26, will be held at Bollywood Parks Dubai.
7 pm: Sachin – A Billion Dreams has won two awards at the 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival 2018. The sports film picked up the Honorary Diploma and Festival Trophy for the Best Director of a Long Documentary (James Erskine) and the Special Award for the Best Film in the Long documentary section (Ravi Bhagchandka).
6:30 pm: We hear cricketer Yuvraj Singh will make his acting debut with Amazon Prime Video India’s web series Inside Edge 2.
6 pm: The teaser of Telugu actor Ram Charan’s upcoming film Rangasthalam is out.
5:30 pm: Bollywood actor Vidya Balan celebrated Saraswati Puja with Jaya Bachchan, Swara Bhaskar and Konkona Sensharma among others. She took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a photo from the celebrations:
On Saraswati puja, we honoured the Saraswati in us all… I know you aren’t on social media but Thank you for such a unique, lovely & memorable gesture, Jayaji 🙏♥️ pic.twitter.com/ruy67k6sRb
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) January 24, 2018
4:30 pm: The trailer of Netflix’s quirky romantic comedy Love Per Square Foot is out.
Love Per Square Foot follows the twists and turns of Sanjay Chaturvedi (Vicky Kaushal) and Karina D’Souza (Angira Dhar) who, like millions of millennial Mumbaikars, are looking for space in the City of Dreams. Their perfect plan – a marriage of convenience – is sometimes thwarted and sometimes aided by an ensemble of characters played by Ratna Pathak, Supriya Pathak and Raghuvir Yadav. Love Per Square Foot starts streaming exclusively on Netflix worldwide from February 14.
4 pm: Did you watch the new teaser of Padmaavat?
3 pm: All the cinema halls in Mumbai have beefed up their security, and you’ll see a lot of Mumbai police constables hovering around malls and cinema halls to make sure that there is no sudden eruption of violence and that the audience that comes to watch the film feel secure. Read: Padmaavat all set for release in Mumbai amid heavy security
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2:00 pm: Deepika Padukone is receiving a lot of praise for her outstanding performance in the magnum opus Padmaavat. The actor portrays the role of Rani Padmavati symbolising not just beauty but also courage and valour. Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta in her review said, “Deepika Padukone has never been lovelier. She wears those stunning costumes, never letting them wear her, even if her waist is decorously covered in the Ghoomar song.”
1:30 pm: Due to a strong word of mouth, people are looking forward to watch Padmaavat at the theaters. This, despite Karni Sena’s protests which continue across the nation. Before booking your tickets, read what Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta had to say about this Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial here: Padmaavat movie review: A relentlessly opulent, magnificently-mounted paean to Rajput ‘aan baan shaan’
1:00 pm: Protests against Padmaavat continue in several parts of the country. In Maharashtra, the police have issued advisories to increase security arrangements across the state, and identified certain districts, such as Aurangabad, Nashik and Kolhapur as “sensitive pockets.” In Gujarat, a day after protests turned violent, the police filed six FIRs against 100 people today.
12:30 pm: T-Series and Maddock Films have struck a multiple films deal. One of its collaboration, Arjun Patiala starring Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma is set to go on floor soon. The Rohit Jugraj directorial is a buddy cop film and will release on September 13 this year.
12:00 pm: Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s upcoming production venture Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga starring father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor goes on floors in Patiala today.
Talking about her debut film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga director Shelly Chopra Dhar said, “Anil is like a kid, extremely excited about his role. His character sports a look that hasn’t been seen on him in a long time. We will be shooting at a family house in Patiala, which is the perfect setting for the film. I am shooting entirely at real locations as I want the film to develop as organically as possible. We can’t wait to start rolling now.”
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga also stars Juhi Chawla, Rajkummar Rao as Sonam Kapoor’s love interest and TV actress Madhu Malti as Anil Kapoor’s mother.
11:30 am: The teaser of Subedar Joginder Singh is out. Directed by Simerjit Singh, the biopic on Subedar Joginder Singh stars Gippy Grewal, Aditi Sharma, Kulwinder Billa, Karamjit Anmol, Rajvir Jawanda and Harish Verma.
11 am: Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim starrer Secret Superstar continues to dominate the Chinese box office. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest box office figues:
#SecretSuperstar is UNSTOPPABLE in China… Tue biz is almost at par with Mon biz…
Fri $ 6.89 mn
Sat $ 10.54 mn
Sun $ 9.89 mn
Mon $ 5.01 mn
Tue $ 4.87 mn
Total : $ 37.20 million [₹ 236.81 cr]
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 24, 2018
10:30 am: On the occasion of acclaimed director Subhash Ghai’s 73rd birthday, we look back at the musical legacy of Ghai’s films: From Karz to Taal, Subhash Ghai has always had an ear for melodies and that makes his legacy unforgettable
10 am: Missed yesterday’s Oscars 2018 nominations announcement? Here is a quick look at the nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards:
Best Picture: Call Me by Your Name | Darkest Hour | Dunkirk | Get Out | Lady Bird | Phantom Thread | The Post | The Shape of Water | Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Actor: Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name | Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread | Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out | Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour | Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq
Actress: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water | Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri | Margot Robbie, I, Tonya | Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird | Meryl Streep, The Post
Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project | Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water | Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World | Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Supporting Actress: Mary J. Blige, Mudbound | Allison Janney, I, Tonya | Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread | Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird | Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Directing: Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan | Get Out, Jordan Peele | Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig | Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson | The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro
Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman, Chile | The Insult, Lebanon | Loveless, Russia | On Body and Soul, Hungary | The Square, Sweden
Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name | The Disaster Artist | Logan | Molly’s Game | Mudbound
Original Screenplay: The Big Sick | Get Out | Lady Bird | The Shape of Water | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Animated Feature Film: The Boss Baby | The Breadwinner | Coco | Ferdinand | Loving Vincent
Production Design: Beauty and the Beast | Blade Runner 2049 | Darkest Hour | Dunkirk | The Shape of Water
Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 | Darkest Hour | Dunkirk | Mudbound | The Shape of Water
Sound Mixing: Baby Driver | Blade Runner 2049 | Dunkirk | The Shape of Water | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Sound Editing: Baby Driver | Blade Runner 2049 | Dunkirk | The Shape of Water | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Original Score: Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer | Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood | The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat | Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams | Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell
Original Song: Mighty River from Mudbound | Mystery Of Love from Call Me by Your Name | Remember Me from Coco | Stand Up For Something from Marshall | This Is Me from The Greatest Showman
Documentary Feature: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail | Faces Places | Icarus | Last Men in Aleppo | Strong Island
Documentary (short subject): Edith+Eddie | Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 | Heroin(e) | Knife Skills | Traffic Stop
Film Editing: Baby Driver | Dunkirk | I, Tonya | The Shape of Water | Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour | Victoria & Abdul | Wonder.
Animated Short Film: Dear Basketball | Garden Party | Lou | Negative Space | Revolting Rhymes.
Live Action Short Film: DeKalb Elementary | The Eleven O’Clock | My Nephew Emmett | The Silent Child | Watu Wote/All of Us
Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049 | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Kong: Skull Island | Star Wars: The Last Jedi | War for the Planet of the Apes.
Costume Design: Beauty and the Beast | Darkest Hour | Phantom Thread | The Shape of Water | Victoria & Abdul
9:30 am: TV stars Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary took to Instagram to announce their engagement. Sharing a photo, Prince wrote, “Thanku baby thanku so much still can’t sink in me that u said yes to me n u r my mine forever nw lovers for life #engaged and yes one one thing mehndi laga k rakhna doli saja k rakhna lene tujhe a gori aye ga Tera prince #love#life#hugs#thanku god #waheguru #blessed.”
9 am: Planning to watch Padmaavat this weekend? Before booking your tickets, make sure you read Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta’s take on the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial: Padmaavat movie review: A relentlessly opulent, magnificently-mounted paean to Rajput ‘aan baan shaan’
In the review, Shubhra Gupta says, “All those agitating over how Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat would trample all over Rajput pride, you may rest easy: the director didn’t need a memo from the Karni Sena and all the other self-styled ‘armies’ on keeping it ‘sanskaari’ – his entire film is a relentlessly opulent, magnificently-mounted paean to Rajput ‘aan baan shaan’.”