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Irada’: Good intention poorly executed

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NewDelhi, Feb 17: If “Udta Punjab” unearthed the can of drugs in Punjab — India’s wheat bowl — then “Irada” throws light on the cause of cancer there.

Fictionalised, dramatised and mounted as a semi-documentary, Director Aparnaa Singh’s attempt to showcase this issue is a remarkable feat.

The plot revolves around Parabjit Walia an ex-army officer and an inspirational writer, who loses his daughter Riya to lung carcinoma. He chances upon a news where Maya Singh a journalist inks the face of the industrialist and philanthropist Paddy Sharma at a Press Conference, after her activist boyfriend Anirudh Dutt goes missing.

On delving further into Maya’s action he realises there is some truth behind her claims.

Meanwhile, an accidental blast destroys Paddy’s factory that indulges in reverse boring. Driven by his loss, he instructs Ramandeep Braitch, the Chief Minister to close the investigation of his factory blast at the earliest, so that he may claim the insurance.

Thinking that she has a puppet in Arjun Mishra the investigating officer from the National Investigating Agency (NIA), she hands over the case to him. But how their plans back fire forms the crux of the tale.

While the intention of the film is clear, the plot and the screenplay lack depth. The narrative is amateurishly mounted making the entire attempt futile. The tackling of the investigation seems very superficial, packed with hollow, rhetoric dialogues.

Also the constant allusion to Ajay Devgan’s Singham, makes the entire script seem tacky. It loses its seriousness, as it seems to caters to the front benchers.

The genre fluctuates from an investigative thriller to a comedy with natural ease throwing the emotional quotient out of the window.

Naseeruddin Shah as the disciplinarian Parabjit Walia lacks the charisma and the gravitas required for the character. He is himself and does not add any nuance to his role. He is thus a bit of a disappointment. Also, his character, painted in many hues emits a bland image and here the fault lies with the director and the script writer.

Arshad Warsi as the Investigating officer Arjun Mishra is charming, but he is limited by his role.

Divya Dutta essaying the role of Ramandeep Braitch, steals the show with her powerful demeanour. She bites into her role with the ferociousness of a tigress and leaves no stone unturned to turn tables in her favour. She excels as the flagellating politician.

Sharad Kelkar as Paddy is perfunctory. Rumana Molla as Parabjit’s daughter Riya Walia and Sagarika Ghatge as Maya Singh are sincere.

With moderate production values, the film is astutely mounted. The background scores and songs integrate seamlessly into the narration. The camera work and editing especially the transition in certain scenes seem mediocre.

Overall, the film is a sincere and decent attempt by the Director in her maiden venture.

Film: “Irada”; Director: Aparnaa Singh; Cast: Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Divya Dutta, Sharad Kelkar, Rumana Molla, Sagarika Ghatge, Diwakar Kumar; Rating: **1/2

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Priyanka gets Mother Teresa Memorial Award

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Mumbai, Dec 12: International Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has taken up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, has been conferred with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice.

Priyanka was invited by the Harmony Foundation to get the award for lending her contribution towards social causes. Her mother Madhu Chopra collected the honour here on her behalf.

“I humbly accept the award on her behalf. As a mother, I am immensely proud to have a child who is so compassionate and has so much kindness in her. She exemplifies the fact the more you give, the more you get”, said Priyanka’s mother, news agency IANS quoted.

“Even as a child, she was influenced by Mother Teresa and has been supporting Prem Niwas in Bareilly,” she added.

Hailing Priyanka’s dedication, her mother asserted “I’m sure she  is humbled that her efforts have been recognised by the Foundation that believes in helping the needy and supporting the deprived and raising funds for the impoverished”.

At present, Priyanka is in the US and will be flying to Mumbai soon.

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‘Kohli sajaake rakhna’: Amul wishes Virat, Anushka

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New Delhi, Dec 12: Indian dairy company Amul, through an innovative ad, has wished newly weds cricket star Virat Kohli and actress Anushka.

The company on Tuesday tweeted an advertisement where the little Amul girl is seen dressing Anushka’s character, while Virat’s character is seen holding a plate of bread and butter.

The advertisement reads: “Kohli sajaake rakhna… mehndi lagake rakhna. Amul, Vi Rush for maska.”

It was attached to a post caption: “Amul Topical: Much awaited Indian cricket captain — Bollywood actress marriage!”

Virat and Anushka’s nuptials were a close family affair in Tuscany, Italy on Monday afternoon. It was a hush-hush affair at a luxury heritage resort Borgo Finocchieto, a little over 100 km away from Florence.

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Deepika Padukone not part of ‘Don’, confirms Ritesh Sidhwani

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Mumbai, Dec 12: Producer Ritesh Sidhwani says that actress Deepika Padukone is not a part of the “Don” franchise.

There were reports that Deepika Padukone may replace actress Priyanka Chopra in next part of “Don”. However Sidhwani has a different story to share.

Sidhwani on Monday said: “Deepika is not part of ‘Don'”.

He was speaking to media at the success party of his friday released film “Fukrey Returns” .

Talking about next part of Excel entertainment’s “Don” franchise, Sidhwani said: “We are working on that and very soon we will announce that also.”

Informing more about his future projects, he said: “Now we have produced comedy and next from our side will be ‘3 Storeys’ which will be a completely different film releasing in February.”

“Then we are coming up with ‘Gold’ and ‘Gully Boy’ so all these films are different in terms of genre and none of them are comedies, so I think people should follow what they believe in and the kind of stories they want to tell. If you try to do the same thing or emulate something which is not inherent, I don’t think success will come your way,” he added.

“Fukrey Returns” has crossed Rs. 30 crores in just three days of its arrival at the theatres.

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