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Commando 3: Ahead of film’s release, makers unveil Vidyut Jammwal’s introductory scene

Ahead of its theatrical release, the makers of Commando 3 have released an introductory video of film’s lead Vidyut Jammwal. The five-minute footage features Jammwal as a vigilante hero rescuing schoolgirls from a bunch of eve-teasers. The scene gives a glimpse of an action-packed treat that lies ahead for the viewers.

Commando 3 producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah says it’s a bold step and a big gamble to reveal the introductory scene. “Innovation is the key to reach out today to the audience, we have decided to take a bold step to put out a 5 minute clip of the film as it is. It is a gamble but it’s our belief that after watching this clip audience will be compelled to see the film. Fingers crossed,” Shah said in a statement.

The Commando series was introduced in 2011 with Commando: A One Man Army. The second part, Commando 2: The Black Money Trail, came out in 2017.

Helmed by Aditya Datt, Commando 3 also stars Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar and Gulshan Devaiah in pivotal roles.

The trailer of high-octane action drama revealed Devaiah as the antagonist of the upcoming action entertainer. Jammwal’s Karan Singh is tasked to team up with Mallika Sood (Dhar) from British Intelligence and Indian agent Bhawana Reddy (Sharama) to save the nation, and knock down Devaiah’s evil plans. The footage reveals Jammwal using his exceptional martial arts skills to beat up villains double his size, indulge in high-speed car chases, and spew out huge dose of patriot dialogues.

Commando 3 is presented by Reliance Entertainment and Motion Picture Capital, in association with Sun Shine Pictures and Vipul Amrutlal Shah Production.

Mere Pyaare Prime Minister: Ahead of release on 15 March

As Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mere Pyaare Prime Minister gears for its release on 15 March, early reviews have started kicking in which have unanimously lauded the slice-of-life drama. Some netizens have also opined that the film bore the potential to go for the Oscars, but was not selected.

Mere Pyaare Prime Minister: Ahead of release on 15 March, #AFilmThatDidntGoToOscars trends on Twitter

Following the 91st Academy Awards, which aired on 25 February, the hashtag #AFilmThatDidntGoToOscars started trending on Twitter, with Twitterati wondering how the social drama was overlooked for the Oscars.

Mere Pyaare Prime Minister narrates the story of an eight-year-old Mumbai slum dweller who wants to build a toilet for his single mother and makes an appeal to the prime minister. It is the only Asian film which was screened at the Rome Film Festival 2019.

Mere Pyaare Prime Minister was earlier slated to be released on Gandhi Jayanti since the film, the filmmaker had said, was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. “Gandhi is a recurring motif in the film… It comes many times….four times in the film,” Mehra had said to DNA.

As reported earlier, The film has been shot in real locations which were finalised after the recce of one month in Mumbai. Three years ago, Mehra had visited the Gandhi Ashram in Gandhinagar with an NGO which had decided to bring about change in the country after the release of Rang De Basanti. After seeing Mahatma’s model toilets, the filmmaker started an initiative to build washrooms in municipal schools.

Pacers Clinch Playoff Berth, Begin to Look Ahead

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The Indiana Pacers secured their spot in the 2016 NBA Playoffs tonight with a 129-105 thrashing of the Brooklyn Nets. Indiana’s seed is still yet to be determined, but as we’ve known for a while, they will either enter the postseason as the 7th or 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.

It’s always good to pick up a win, particularly one that clinches a playoff spot. Beyond that, however, is something gained from this that the team really needed.

The Pacers have had a number of poor performances in the latter part of the season, and part of the reason for their inconsistency has been lack of chemistry/lack of leadership. Indiana doesn’t have serious locker room issues, but they do have some that get in the way of team performance at times.

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Coach Frank Vogel recently talked about the team having “decent chemistry,” which is basically an admission that it is less than optimal – or worse. After a recent blowout loss to Atlanta (pictured above), guard George Hill was quoted as saying “it’s not about keeping people happy” when asked about fixing the Pacers’ problems. His comment was an allusion to some of his teammates being a bit more concerned about themselves than the team.

The game against Brooklyn, a blowout win in which everyone got to play and contribute, helps team chemistry, at least in the short-term. These guys all feel good about things after that type of victory, coupled with the accomplishment of making the playoffs.

I don’t think it matters who they play in the first round, but what does matter is how the team learns and grows from their playoff experience. Playing either the Cavaliers or Raptors is going to be a struggle, and it will be important to see how the players react when things aren’t going well. In the NBA, that’s usually when teams pull apart, rather than band together.

The Pacers aren’t going to advance past the opening round, but if they gain some valuable playoff experience during this process, and learn to stay together and play for each other when times are tough, then they will have accomplished quite a bit during their brief playoff run.

 

IPL 2016 Opening ceremony: Bollywood stars set the stage alight ahead of new season

Mumbai: A glitzy mix of Bollywood razzmatazz and high-octane performances, including that of West Indian cricketer Dwayne Bravo’s smash-hit rap ‘Champion dance’, marked a glittering opening ceremony which set the ball rolling for the ninth edition of the IPL on Friday night.

The two hour and 15 minute long event was less spectacular as compared to the previous editions but the cine stars still managed to put up an entertaining show, enthralling the gathering at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai.

Ranveer Singh performs during the opening ceremony of IPL. PTI

Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez and Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh kept the audience glued to their seats during the opening gala attended by the BCCI top brass, franchise team owners, players and support staff of all the eight participating teams.

The crowd at the indoor stadium enjoyed every bit of Bravo’s much-anticipated ‘champions dance’. In white blazer and black trousers, Bravo, a part of the West Indies World Twenty20 winning team, swayed to his ‘Champion dance’ as the fellow cricketers and crowd cheered him.

Bravo also danced to another number ‘Chalo Chalo’ and was joined on the stage by Bollywood playback singer Ankit Tewari who sang an Indian version of ‘Champion’ — ‘Hindustan Mein Bade Bade Champion.

Like earlier opening ceremonies, the cricket segment was short and limited to only the oath taking ceremony by the skippers of the eight teams. Indian team Director Ravi Shastri ushered the eight captains to sign the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge for fair play.