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#Dysfunctional: Exclusive pics of the amazing ensemble cast of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’


Ensemble films are dime a dozen in Bollywood but good ones are a bit rarer.

This summer sees the release of a film featuring one of the finest collections of Bollywood talent in recent memory.

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ is packed to the poop deck – literally – with exciting talent from across several Bollywood eras: from Anil Kapoor, rocking a salt and pepper look, to Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Rahul Bose and Zarina Wahab.

The behind the scenes talent is as impressive as those in front: the film is directed by the quietly talented Zoya Akhtar who has written the film alongside brother Farhan and the brilliant Reema Kagti, the woman responsible for the unforgettable ‘Talaash’.

The Akhtars - along with Kagti, Zoya's rumoured lover - are known for their films 'celebrating' the dysfunctionality inherent in all manner of relationships: from 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' to 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd'.

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ appears created from the same mould and follows the travails of a dysfunctional Punjab family – the Mehras.

At the helm of the family is Kamal Mehra (Anil Kapoor, rocking a fantastic salt-and-pepper look) and his wife Neelam (Shah).  The couple are the toast of Delhi society – rich, well-connected, blessed with all the trappings of society’s most fortuitous, not to mention a 30-year marriage. 

To celebrate, the couple decide to take a cruise through Europe with close family and friends.  As happens with most things picture-perfect, their lives begin to unravel as financial travails, fading romances, new love and a myriad other conflicts rise to the boil – all inside the suffocating confines of a cruise ship.

Here’s a look at the trailer:

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#SameS**tDifferentShades: Exclusive trailer of Shai Hussain’s ‘Three Shades of Brown’

From the multitude of pretenders to those weighed down or moved by all manner of social and cultural conventions, the British Asian community is resplendent in a variety of personalities and attitudes.

Whilst numerous TV shows, films and comedy skits have shed light on individual stereotypes and eccentricities, scarce few have celebrated the sheer vibrancy that underpins the community.

'Three Shades of Brown' may well be the answer.

The new web comedy series is the brainchild of writer, producer, director and DJ Shai Hussain, the man behind a string of acclaimed radio plays including BBC Radio 4's 'Til Jihad Do Us Part', making his first foray into the brave new world of internet TV.

The story follows best friends Harry and Ravi who move to London - the former through necessity the latter due to his rather unfortunate romantic circumstances - where they settle in a flat owned by Nas. 

The three men come with their own unique personality traits - one's a "Rude Boy", one a "Freshie" and the third a "Coconut" - and plenty of baggage. 

Cue plenty of outrageously funny personality clashes between a South Asian man trying to be a Jamaican, a new migrant trying to fit in and the brown man who thinks he's a white man.

The series stars an impressive line-up of up and coming British Asian talent, including the freakishly tall Muzz Khan, who helped develop the unforgettable 'Four Lions', 'Cloud 9' star Omar Khan and Navinder Bhatti playing the three central characters.

The supporting cast includes comedian Tez Ilyas and Poonam Joshi, the Managing Editor of this website.

Have a look at the trailer here:

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Win Exclusive ‘Ekk Deewaana Tha’ CD!

Maestro A. R. Rahman returns with another epic album of romance:Hailing from the new age genre of Hindi cinema that presents a fresh and youth-targeted perspective, ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’ retells the classic, intense love story with fresh impetus for a new generation of cinemagoers. The film – releasing through 20th …

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