The guns of a vintage pirate ship blaze to salute the Firangi of Thugs of Hindostan. Aamir Khan dressed in English attire complete with a hat, tie and a coat emerges riding a white wild-looking horse in the screen. In the backdrop, there is asea with a vintage ship and a gateway to a fabulous coastal city with majestic mountains.
Ishqeria: Richa Chadda sees two films back-to-back in September
Ishqeria is a romantic drama of college love that blossoms in teenage but loses all its charm as the lovers mature. The movie shows how love matures and changes color. The story starts with college love that matures with marriage and culminates in divorce. But there is more to the story than meets the eyes.
Richa Chadda is playing a chirpy college girl Kuku in the movie and Neil Nitin Mukesh as Raghav is her love interest.
Crazy about Raghav, the most sought-after bachelor of her college, Kuku is always craving for his attention. It can’t be love but it looks like a situation where a girl wants to win over a boy simply because he is indifferent towards her. But here the love blossoms and the two meet to make an eternal bond. But their personalities remain just opposite to each other.
While Kuku is quite vocal, Raghav remains calm and maintains his cool in every situation. Their relationship culminates in marriage but the marriage isn’t consumed. Raghav loves Kuku but he wants her …
Manto: An honest effort to understand Manto
Manto is the story of Saadat Hasan Manto, a noted Pakistani author and playwright. Born in 1912 in a small village in Ludhiana, Punjab, British India, Manto died at an early age of 42 in Lahore, Pakistan. This movie is a tribute to the prolific writer born and brought up in India.
Saadat Hasan Manto is on top of his writing career in Mumbai when the news of partition and making of Pakistan breaks in. Unaware about the consequences of the partition, Manto keeps enjoying his association with his actor friends including Shyam Chadda and Ashok Kumar. He also allows his wife to attend her sister’s wedding in Lahore amid the uproar of partition.
Unaware about his Muslim identity, Manto remains unmoved by creation of Pakistan until his religion makes him a foe for his Hindu friends. Shaken by the harsh reality, Manto decides to leave for Pakistan to start a new life but it never starts. Pakistani law strangulates the writer in Manto resulting in him becoming an alcoholic. Finally Manto admits himself into a rehabilitation center in Lahore to get rid of alcohol.