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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    Director: Peter Jackson
    Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom
    Having reclaimed their homeland from the dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Smaug rises again and screens are engulfed in smoke, blood and gore. While Bilbo (Freeman) is seen fighting for his life, only Gandalf (McKellen) sees Sauron rising. Phenomenal effects, action and a hint of emotion, make this one the best of the series.
    a�� Team Indulge

    pk_reviewPK
    Director: Rajkumar Hirani
    Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
    When a stranger arrives in the city, he quickly gains a reputation for startling innocence. But the questions that the mysterious PK (Khan) asks about religion, rituals and faith forces people to re-think their long-held assumptions, gaining him both fast friends and steadfast enemies. A story that ultimately boils down to the friendship between Jaggu (Sharma) and PK, this is a gentle movie is neither preachy nor overbearing and lives up to expectations.
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    review_3APisasu
    Director: Mysskin
    Cast: Naga, Prayaga
    The hero finds himself harassed by a supernatural presence after he takes an accident victim to the hospital. A horror-comic thriller, there are neither any riveting horror-moments nor any genuinely funny ones. It lacks a gripping screenplay and the characters, sans emotional depth, fail to connect. The interesting elements, like the twist in the plot, are few and far between. It falls below the standard set by the director.
    a��Malini Mannath

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      If last year saw the emergence of new talent on and off screen and enthusiastically embraced new independent voices, 2014 remains disappointingly ambivalent. There were a few blockbuster hits (Kick, Happy New Year, Bang Bang), a few disasters (Humshakals, Action Jackson) and a few that captured the collective imagination and touched a chord with critics and audiences alike (Mary Kom, Queen, Haider).

      Here is my list of 12 films (in random order) that made me smile, cry, marvel, rejoice or simply admire the writers, actors, editors, directors, singers and producers that embellish the fabric of Bollywood everyday. The films that almost made it: Happy New Year, Mardaani, Fireflies and
      Bobby Jasoos.

      (Please note: This list was compiled before the release of Anurag Kashyapa��s Ugly).

      PK: Raj Kumar Hirani proves again that he is a master storyteller as he directs Aamir Khan as an alien trying to understand the complexities of earth and the distinction between faith and religion. Satirical, humorous and poignant.

      haiderHaider: Vishal Bhardwaj completed his Shakespeare trilogy with this adaptation of Hamlet, starring Shahid Kapoor. Bhardwaj creates a unique world, including the layered character of Ghazala, played by Tabu.

      Children of War: Mrityunjay Devvrat goes back to nine months prior to the formation of Bangla-desh. A gutsy, compelling reimagining of the horrors of war, it chronicles a very important chapter in the history of sub-continent.

      Lakshmi: Nagesh Kukunoor
      spotlights critical issues such as child trafficking by basing his no-holds-barred film on the true story of 13-year-old Lakshmi, sold by her father to a pimp.

      Miss Lovely: Ashim Ahluwaliaa��s visceral treat is set against the backdrop of the 1980s C-grade film industry where this story of sibling rivalry, romance and crime unfolds.

      Hawaa-Hawaai-Movie-2014-ImagesHawaa Hawaai: Amole Guptea��s film is a thoughtful, delightful, charming and optimistic underdog story set in a sports arena. A chai stall child worker takes up inline skating and sets his sights on the trophy.

      Finding Fanny: Homi Adajaniaa��s dysfunctional Goan characters embark on a quest to find Fanny. A heart-warming story about second chances with stand-out performances by Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone and Dimple Kapadia.

      Queen: Vikas Bahla��s Rani captivated audiences as she took off on a solitary honeymoon to Europe, after being jilted. Kangana Ranauta��s vulnerable side is juxtaposed with Lisa Haydona��s carefree attitude in this coming of age film.

      Mary Kom: Omung Kumar directed Priyanka Chopra in and out of the boxing ring as she embraced the role of world champion pugilist, Mary Kom. The underdog story of determination, willpower and talent was a complete knockout.

      city lightsCitylights: Hansal Mehtaa��s official remake of Metro Manila explores how the pursuit of a dream can lead you to a dangerous place. Rajkummar Rao, Manav Kaul and Patralekhaa bring alive their characters. The songs are winners too.

      Dekh Tamasha Dekh: Feroz Abbas Khan takes a true story set in a small town and uses satire, wit and humour to weave in complex and layered comments about the absurdity of Indian society.

      Sulemani Keeda: Amit Masurkara��s slacker comedy is a refreshing and amusing satire on the world of struggling writers. Well acted and equally well written, its youthful irreverence is entertaining.

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      PK
      Director: Rajkumar Hirani
      Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
      When a stranger arrives in the city, he quickly gains a reputation for startling innocence. But the questions that the mysterious PK (Khan) asks forces people to re-think their long-held assumptions, gaining him both fast friends and steadfast enemies. A story that ultimately boils down to the friendship between Jaggu (Sharma) and PK, this is a gentle movie that lives up to expectations without being over showy.
      a�� TI

      2612FilmSnip2aAction Jackson
      Director: Prabhudheva
      Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam
      Romance blossoms between small-time crook Vishi (Devgn), and HR executive Khushi (Sinha). But their relationship takes a complicated turn when the police and an international don are on the lookout for professional assassin AJ, who looks like Vishi. Poor direction and mixed plot makes for a movie that fails to entertain.
      a��Team Indulge

      2612FilmSnip3aThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
      Director: Peter Jackson
      Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom
      Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Smaug rises again and then screens are engulfed in smoke, blood and gore. While Bilbo (Freeman) is seen fighting for his life, only Gandalf (McKellen) sees Sauron rising too. Phenomenal effects, action and a hint of emotion, make this one the best of the series.
      a��TI

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        If last year saw the emergence of new talent on and off screen and enthusiastically embraced new independent voices, 2014 remains disappointingly ambivalent. There were a few blockbuster hits (Kick, Happy New Year, Bang Bang), a few disasters (Humshakals, Action Jackson) and a few that captured the collective imagination and touched a chord with critics and audiences alike (Mary Kom, Queen, Haider).

        Here is my list of 12 films (in random order) that made me smile, cry, marvel, rejoice or simply admire the writers, actors, editors, directors, singers and producers that embellish the fabric of Bollywood everyday. The films that almost made it: Happy New Year, Mardaani, Fireflies and
        Bobby Jasoos.

        (Please note: This list was compiled before the release of Anurag Kashyapa��s Ugly).

        PK: Raj Kumar Hirani proves again that he is a master storyteller as he directs Aamir Khan as an alien trying to understand the complexities of earth and the distinction between faith and religion. Satirical, humorous and poignant.

        haiderHaider: Vishal Bhardwaj completed his Shakespeare trilogy with this adaptation of Hamlet, starring Shahid Kapoor. Bhardwaj creates a unique world, including the layered character of Ghazala, played by Tabu.

        Children of War: Mrityunjay Devvrat goes back to nine months prior to the formation of Bangla-desh. A gutsy, compelling reimagining of the horrors of war, it chronicles a very important chapter in the history of sub-continent.

        Lakshmi: Nagesh Kukunoor
        spotlights critical issues such as child trafficking by basing his no-holds-barred film on the true story of 13-year-old Lakshmi, sold by her father to a pimp.

        Miss Lovely: Ashim Ahluwaliaa��s visceral treat is set against the backdrop of the 1980s C-grade film industry where this story of sibling rivalry, romance and crime unfolds.

        Hawaa-Hawaai-Movie-2014-ImagesHawaa Hawaai: Amole Guptea��s film is a thoughtful, delightful, charming and optimistic underdog story set in a sports arena. A chai stall child worker takes up inline skating and sets his sights on the trophy.

        Finding Fanny: Homi Adajaniaa��s dysfunctional Goan characters embark on a quest to find Fanny. A heart-warming story about second chances with stand-out performances by Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone and Dimple Kapadia.

        Queen: Vikas Bahla��s Rani captivated audiences as she took off on a solitary honeymoon to Europe, after being jilted. Kangana Ranauta��s vulnerable side is juxtaposed with Lisa Haydona��s carefree attitude in this coming of age film.

        Mary Kom: Omung Kumar directed Priyanka Chopra in and out of the boxing ring as she embraced the role of world champion pugilist, Mary Kom. The underdog story of determination, willpower and talent was a complete knockout.

        city lightsCitylights: Hansal Mehtaa��s official remake of Metro Manila explores how the pursuit of a dream can lead you to a dangerous place. Rajkummar Rao, Manav Kaul and Patralekhaa bring alive their characters. The songs are winners too.

        Dekh Tamasha Dekh: Feroz Abbas Khan takes a true story set in a small town and uses satire, wit and humour to weave in complex and layered comments about the absurdity of Indian society.

        Sulemani Keeda: Amit Masurkara��s slacker comedy is a refreshing and amusing satire on the world of struggling writers. Well acted and equally well written, its youthful irreverence is entertaining.

        now running

        PK
        Director: Rajkumar Hirani
        Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
        When a stranger arrives in the city, he quickly gains a reputation for startling innocence. But the questions that the mysterious PK (Khan) asks forces people to re-think their long-held assumptions, gaining him both fast friends and steadfast enemies. A story that ultimately boils down to the friendship between Jaggu (Sharma) and PK, this is a gentle movie that lives up to expectations without being over showy.
        a�� TI

        2612FilmSnip2aAction Jackson
        Director: Prabhudheva
        Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam
        Romance blossoms between small-time crook Vishi (Devgn), and HR executive Khushi (Sinha). But their relationship takes a complicated turn when the police and an international don are on the lookout for professional assassin AJ, who looks like Vishi. Poor direction and mixed plot makes for a movie that fails to entertain.
        a��Team Indulge

        2612FilmSnip3aThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
        Director: Peter Jackson
        Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom
        Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Smaug rises again and then screens are engulfed in smoke, blood and gore. While Bilbo (Freeman) is seen fighting for his life, only Gandalf (McKellen) sees Sauron rising too. Phenomenal effects, action and a hint of emotion, make this one the best of the series.
        a��TI

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          C K Muraleedharan talks about working with Aamir Khan and the evolution of cinematography

          wHAT is C K excited about? Well, ita��s todaya��s releasea��PK. More of a a�?behind the lensa�� guy, cinematographer C K Muraleedharan might not be visible during the promotion of the film PK and he might not have his own Wikipedia page but the Kerala native drew attention with big films like 3 Idiots for which he won The IIFA Best Cinematography award, Agent Vinod, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Ek Hasina Thi. His tryst with cinema began right from his college days in the 80s, as Muraleedharan says, a�?I was part of the film society movement and we used to screen Kannada, European and intense Shyam Benegal films. That was when I had decided to join the film industry. I went to the The Film and Television Institute in Pune which was also a great influence on me. Though initially I wanted to become a director, I landed up being a cinematographer.a�?
          Simple yet complex
          Having worked with Aamir Khan twice, Muraleedharan, 52, says it is always a pleasurable experience, a�?We often discuss and argue about shots. He is a a�?no tantruma�� actor, comes to the set on time and we always rehearse together once before he goes for his make up.a�? As for his experience on working on the film PK, Muraleedharan shares that, a�?The concept is complex and Rajkumar (Hirani) took more than two and a half years to finish it. In fact, Rajkumar had a discussion with us before he finalised the script and even researched a lot. But as a cinematographer this was an easy film. It was just capturing the life of a regular person. We shot in Delhi, Europe and Bombay.a�?
          The Hollywood bug
          The one scene that Muraleedharan struggled to shoot was in Aamira��s previous film, 3 Idiots. a�?It is the delivery scene. We had to shoot in dim lighting, had to set up the rain, the flooded road and it was such a task,a�? recalls Muraleedharan who has also shot music videos. On Hollywood making spectacular films, a�?It is all about the homework. People brush it off saying we dona��t have the finances, which isA� not true. We take more than 100 days to finish a film, while they complete it in 60 days,a�? he shares.

          a��Mrinalini Sundar

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            AIBThe knockout

            December 20 | Mumbai
            All India Bakchod (AIB), the group that leaves guests asking for more at their comedy events, now presents the AIB Knockout of Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. With comedians, actors and friends of Kapoor and Singh spewing insults on their faces, the live comedy show will take place at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Mumbai. On December 20. Entry from `2,000 onwards. Details: insider.in

             

             

            The battle continuesvir

            December 21 | Spaces
            Dona��t miss Battle of da Sexes, the stand up comedy show written and performed by Vir Das. Using tummies and eye-liner as substitutes for guns and armour, this 120-minute show will portray the classic battles between men and women in a comical manner. At 7 pm, on December 21 at Spaces. Entry from `1,000 onwards. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

             

            Paper Santas

            origamiDecember 23 | Forum Art Gallery
            Forum Art Gallery is hosting a
            three-day origami workshop at their premises. Conducted by city-based origami specialist Philip Sathyaraj,
            it is designed exclusively for
            Christmas and participants will
            learn to make plenty of decorations. Participants must be at least eight years of age. From December 22-24. Register at `1,000 (for all three days). Details: 42115596

             

             

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            December 25 | The Music Academy
            Last seen at Vani Mahal, singing Vanajakshi and Undedi Ramudu, Ranjini and Gayathri are back to perform in the
            city as part of the Margazhi Utsavam hosted by The Music Academy. Expect trademark songs like Muruga Muruga and Balambikayam, at their two-hour
            concert that takes place on December 25, from 4 pm onwards. Details: 28112231

             

            At the movies

            December 19 | SPI Cinemas
            After the success of 3 Idiots, Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan come together again to give us PK. Said to be a a�?satire on God and godmen,a�? the film has Khan in multiple disguises, with support from Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput (of Kai Po Che fame). Also starring Boman Irani and Sanjay Dutta, its music is composed by three composers including Hirania��s favourite, Shantanu Moitra. Details: 42244224

             

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            candlesDecember 20 | St Christophera��s College
            Ita��s that time of the year when you can safely break into song without being frowned upon. If you would rather leave the singing to professionals, head to the 55th edition of Carols by Candlelight taking place at St Christophera��s College of Education. With the Madras Musical Association Choir (MMAC) performing solos and duets, the event begins at 6.30 pm, on December 20. Details: 26618577

             

             

             

            Biennale spotlight

            December 22 | KochiGuess
            If you wake up one morning to find a graffiti of Bob Marley playing the tabla on your compound wall, we can guarantee ita��s the work of Guess Who. The anonymous artist is the talk of the town in Kochi at the moment, thanks to his graffiti of Shikari Shambu and Suppandi, Michael Jackson playing the veena, Colonel Sanders making dosas and more a�� all part of the Biennale. Details: kochimuzirisbiennale.org

             

             

             

            rollWrap & roll

            December 24 | Faasoa��s
            Besant Nagar gets the first branch of Pune-based Faasoa��s. The restaurant chain specialises in katti rolls and wraps like the bhuna chicken that you can choose to have served on rice. It will soon be coming up in Velachery and OMR. Wraps from `50 onwards. For more, catch our review next week. Details: faasos.com

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              Centre stage
              December 19 | Aamby Valley City
              Enchanted Valley Carnival is back with stomping house, drum and bass, pop, rock and dubstep. A first of its kind camping music festival which takes place on an air-strip, it features New World Punx, Aly and Flia, Job Rundell with David Guetta headlining. Look out for adventure sports, flea markets and campfires. Tickets Rs2,750

               

              Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer SinghBoys dona��t cry
              December 20 | Worli
              All India Bakchod (AIB) ropes in Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The two actors take AIBa��s hot-seat, and for 90 minutes, comedians, Bollywood personalities, and the starsa�� friends will insult them through jokes. We hear they agreed only after a few drinks! At Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium. Tickets (Rs2,000 upwards) on insider.in

               

               

              Chandra and NeetaZip it
              December 22 | Sakhi
              Quirky saris are in vogue and designer mother and daughter duo, Chandra & Neeta, have created the insta-sari which is just a single piece plus a blouse. So no need to stress about neat pleats and pallus when they customise the sari to your size. The collection is crafted using fabric like Lycra-blended-silk, French lace, flowing net and brocade contrasts with a hint of bling in the form of sequins. The collection starts at `9,000 and goes up to Rs17,000. At Indiranagar.
              Details: 32963636

              Saint NickSleigh bells
              December 24 | Opus
              The Raghu Dixit Project (TRDP)
              represents Saint Nick at the Opus Christmas this year, celebrating the eight days of the festival until the New Year, starting on Christmas eve. Christmas Day will see Carlton Braganza and Karan Joseph entertain you with music and good food. Bring your dancing shoes and sense of humour for a brilliant time. Tickets (Rs940) on bookmyshow.com

               

              Now showingPK Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma

              December 19 | PVR Cinemas

              Coming with tremendous expectations, especially after the revealing poster, PK promises to be an intelligent entertainer. A stranger (Aamir Khan) appears in a city looking lost and asks questions no one has before. The innocence is endearing and the questions amusing, leading PK on a journey
              of discovery, love and
              laughter. It also stars Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman
              Irani, Saurabh Shukla
              and Sanjay Dutt.

              Baga Beach boxing fightRingside drama
              December 21 | Goa
              Combat Cage Fight Night, Indiaa��s
              only entertainment-fight night event, kicks off at popular Baga beach hotspot Titoa��s. Twelve fighters from across India battle for supremacy, trained in boxing, wrestling, muay thai, jiu jutisu and even sambo. Make sure youa��re there to catch the six-bout action, live. At Baga Beach.
              Details: titosgroup.com

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              Butterfly effect

              December 23 | UB City
              Launched by Nicole Kidman, the new Omega collection reflects femininity and elegance. Graced with the delicate butterfly design, the De Ville Prestige Butterfly range is inspired by beauty in nature. Featuring a mother-of-pearl dial with a diamond-paved butterfly between 7 and 8 oa��clock, it is ideal for the perfect woman! Rs2 lakh to Rs19 lakh. At Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 40982106

              Hard Rock Cafe - ChristmasSilent night
              December 25 | Hard Rock Cafe
              Shannon & The Silent Riot return to the city for a different Christmas. Head to Hard Rock Cafe where the power-packed performance will play tribute to rock
              legends like Def Leppard, Pink Floyd and White Snake before also acknowledging Michael Jackson, Coldplay and U2. At St Marks Road. Tickets (Rs2,000 upwards) on bookmyshow.com

               

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