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While Vinod Khanna donned the Dadsaheb Phalke Award, Sridevi was honored with the Best Actress: The 65th National Film Awards spectacularly reminisced the legends.

Shatakshi Saxena

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The most awaited cultural evening of the year that honors the most extraordinary form of art and theatre, 65th National Film Awards have been absolutely splendid. This year seemed as a tribute to all those legendary people who have worked tremendously for the industry. Films and artists from all across the country were honored for their heartfelt work that reflected reality. The evening indeed was a bliss, reminiscing the beauty of art and theatre in the correct way. Mr. Shekhar Kapoor who stood as the head of the jury for feature films. An evening saw truly appreciative work and idealistic approach of the artists, making them the recipients of the prestigious awards.

THE DADSAHEB PHALKE AWARD

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The most honorable award in the industry, The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was awarded to the legendary actor, Late. Mr Vinod Khanna. The award computer his contribution to the film industry, making his work eternal.

BEST DIRECTOR

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The best director award was bagged by Mr. Jayaraj for the Malayalam film, Bhayanakam. In a special interview the director said, “The ultimate fear is the fear of war.” The lead character of the postman depicts the agony and pain that the war brings with it.

BEST FEATURE FILM

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This award was bagged by the Assamese film, Village Rockstars. In a recent interview with The Indian Express, the filmmaker Ms. Rima Das said, “The kids learnt how to act under open skies.” Indeed, a lot of tremendous hard work was involved in the making of this film.

BEST ACTOR

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Mr. Riddhi Sen for awarded for the Bengali film, Nagar Kirtan. The 20- year-old actor received this good news while he was shooting for Pradeep Sarkar’s film Eela with Kajol in Mumbai. Luckily, the news was open to him by his mother and he said he was left dumbstruck for around 10 minutes. Well, that’s the joy of getting the highest honor for hard work!

BEST ACTRESS

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This honor was awarded to the Bollywood Diva, the legend we so dearly miss after her sudden demise, Mrs. Sridevi Kapoor for her outstanding performance in MOM. She has become eternal in our hearts with her work and simplicity.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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This award was bagged by Mr. Fahadh Faasil for the Malayalam film, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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This honor was awarded to one of Bollywood’s most stunning actress, Ms. Divya Dutta for Iraada. Another honor to the industry, she made us all proud with her exemplary work.

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

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The best dance moves were again from the most loved choreographer of Bollywood, Mr. Ganesh Acharya for the film, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha.

BEST POPULAR FILM

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Without a doubt, this award was bagged by the only megahit of year, Bahubali 2. A film that people waited for, became the perfect treat for the masses.

BEST CHILD ARTIST

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The best Child artist, the rising star of the industry was bagged by Ms. Bhanita Das for the Assamese film, Village Rockstars. The director felt the girl was exactly what she wanted in the film and she added life to the script.

There were many more awards for various categories like Best Film on Social Issue, Best Playback Singer Male and Female, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography etc. The best of the jury had critically analyzed the films and the results were more than just convincing. Yet again, the best pieces of art were awarded with the honor of The National Awards. Legends were reminisced and many felt unbound joy, for their name was now added with the honor of being a National Award recipient.

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2 years and we still can’t get over the stunning Bajirao Mastani : A love story that is worth reminiscing.

Shatakshi Saxena

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Bajirao Mastani was an exotic and eternal love story that not only touched our hearts but remained there forever. A movie that was much awaited, it was truly a stunner with unique dialogues and extraordinary performances. The protagonists Ranveer Singh as Bajirao and Deepika Padukone as Mastani left everybody dumbstruck. Their performances reflected the depth of the characters so well that they became an asset to love and compassion.

On the other hand, the role of Priyanka Chopra as Kashi Bai and her sarcastic dialogues full of self-respect remain unmatched to the date. Every single artist performed with such excellence that nobody could deny the greatness of the script. Indeed, it was not just the script that was flawless.

Being a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, it had astonishing background sets, quick and heartwarming dialogues, expressive songs, energetic dances and most importantly, the perfect portrayal of characters. A story picked from the lost pages of history created history that is now eternal.

THOSE FASCINATING DIALOGUES :

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This is simply the tip of the iceberg. The intensity and demeanor of the dialogues made us review our take on love, life and eternity. They were beautifully written by Prakash Kapadia who and each line felt so pure. The music and dance received appreciation from both the audience and critics.

From Pinga to Deewani Mastani and from Mohe Rang Do Laal to Malhari, all of them were unique in their own creation. Where Deepika received laurels for her Mohe Rang Do Laal dance, Ranveer once again proved he was the power house of this industry with his Malhari dance. Also, Sanjay Leela Bhansali recreated the magic of Dola Re Dola from Devdas in the form of Pinga where Priyanka and Deepika were immensely praised.

A never-ending journey of excellence, Sanjay Leela Bhansali yet again proved as the master of beautiful sets, captivating costumes, eye-catching jewelry and flawless direction. The man who revived his films so beautifully made this masterpiece that will live in the history of cinema.

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Sanju is just a handful of Sanjay Dutt’s life. One must know him better before judging him.

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“My confinement days have been nothing less than a roller coaster ride. To look at the positive side, it has taught me a lot and made me a better individual.”
~ Sanjay Dutt

The movie Sanju is genuinely one of the awaited films of 2018. The trailer has already created buzz and the movie looks really captivating and promising.

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A biopic on the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, the movie circumspects almost all major happenstance in the actor’s life. This is inclusive of different phases from his drug addiction to his underworld connections, his father Sunil Dutt’s infinite faith in him, his ‘308 girlfriends’ and others instances from his life.

Initially, it was a rumour that Ranbir Kapoor cannot live up to the audience’s expectations but when the teaser was released, it created endless buzz among the crowd. His incarnation of the actor is truly remarkable. From Sanjay’s looks to manners, dialect and accent, Ranbir rocked it all!
The trailer did throw light on various incidents in his life. Nonetheless, there is still a lifelong spirit that we are unaware of.

Reasons for imprisonment

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Sanjay Dutt earned paramount fame with his dĂ©but in 1981 with his movie ‘Rocky’. Just as he became an emerging star in Bollywood, he jeopardized his career and put his life in harm’s way owing to his drug addictions. He was taught another life changing lesson when he was allegedly arrested and convicted for illegal possession of weapons. This emerged into an even graver offense when his crimes related to the case of 1993 Mumbai serial bombings!

The jail trauma

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“Staying away from my family and my loved ones was a challenge. During those days, I learnt how to keep my body in perfect shape, used trash cans and mud pots in place of weights and dumbbells. We also used to do a cultural function every six months in jail where I taught convicts serving out life sentences to mouth dialogues, sing, dance and express themselves through skits. These people became my family during the hard times and came to encourage me when I was giving up.”
~Sanjay Dutt

Even in the worse situations, he avoided the worst. He revealed that he completely severed company or communication with inmates who were convicted for rape, for murdering their wives and committing heinous crimes against women. He said that he firmly believes that women are the embodiment of the divine and they must not be stripped off their divinity.

He resorted to reading and used to read extensively. He would borrow books every week front the prison library, mainly in Hindi literature. Apart from Munshi Premchand, he also read a handful of spiritual accounts which gave him courage and strength to bear his punishment.

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He saw a brief escape from real life to his reel life through the Yerewada Central Prison’s Radio station. The jail’s internal radio station welcomed him as a host for which he would recite his own scribbles and manuscripts. He would bring up the topics about revamp and reformation in his sessions. He would speak about the difficulties in prison life, how to bear and survive it and how to reform and rehabilitate, once set free.
The actor would repeat his famous dialogues from Munnabhai movies and keep his listeners entertained.

“The time I spent in jail made me realize a lot of things. It broke my ego.”
From serving as prisoner number 16656 to completing 5 years of imprisonment, from being kept in solitary confinement to earning a daily wage of Rs.50 from making paper bags, Sanjay Dutt has seen it all.
“It was no easy walk to freedom” he says. Given his determination and renaissance, he has truly earned his freedom and a place in our hearts!

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7 reasons why Batman is The Batman

Harsh Chaturvedi

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Throughout the comic history, there have been several superheroes and villains with tremendous amount of power
and expertise but no one matches the likes of the caped crusader we all know and love. And this monologue indeed means business “I am Batman”. Here are 7 reasons why Batman is the most epic superhero of all
times:-

PEAK STRENGTH

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Though Batman doesn’t possess any sort of superhuman powers or abilities, it’s his peak strength which enables him to fight off waves after waves of countless enemies. His ability in close hand to hand combat enables him to survive against all odds.

ALTERNATE VERSIONS

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Batman has not only entertained the readers with his fancy gadgets and fighting skills but several alternate versions across the multiverse have been equally instrumental in cementing his place in comic history’s golden throne.
Bonus fact: In Flash Point Paradox, Bruce Wayne dies and the mantle of responsibility shifts towards Thomas Wayne’s shoulders
and this version of Batman uses guns.. Spooky indeed!

CONTINGENCY PLAN

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Batman is the only superhero who knows all the weaknesses of his allies from the Justice League. In trying to build a contingency plan to thwart the ambitions of a rogue Justice League, the caped crusader recorded a series of audio files which consisted of a detailed account on how to stop a rogue Justice League. Now that’s some futuristic planning!

YELLOW CORPS?

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Batman indeed strikes fear into the hearts of his enemies when he is seen lurking in the shadows of the crime filled streets of Gotham City. And this particular trait is what fascinates every reader, ally and of course his enemies. The infamous Yellow Lantern Corps, yes the villains from the Green Lantern universe, caught attention of Batman and the Yellow Ring chose none other than Batman from Earth. Damn he’s such a badass!

DOPE TEST FAILURE

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Batman has an immense willpower which makes him literally invincible no matter who stands in front of him. But physical strength matters as well
. So to increase his strength he once chose to take steroids, the results

.. He became immensely strong and aggressive which was beneficial to his crime fighting career, but it started to control him and in turn made him a drug addict. Eventually Batman locked himself and detoxicated himself which did work out pretty well.

THE FAMILY

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Batman has a vast array of gadgets and cars, not to mention he has tons of cash which already is a plus point, but above all he has his own family which is totally dedicated towards crime fighting. From Night Wing to Robin and all the way to Red Hood, hell even Batwomen have been in his team. Other superheroes have their different versions in different timelines but Batman has his own vigilante family which gives him an edge.

BATMAN- GOD KILLER

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Although Batman has his fair share of achievements from the past but the one which stands out above all is his victory against the Apokolipsian Drakseid. Batman hasn’t just defeated him once but twice. His first encounter saw
him shooting the Apokolipsian with a God Killer gun (the first time he used a gun in his crime fighting career) and he achieved the same fate again by using the Hellbat armour while the Justice League was in shambles. He’s just so
good!

In this world where people have always been hungry for power, Batman has always been there to symbolize humanity. Ans he still continues to inspire us all that “we’re all capable of doing more than we think of”, and that’s why he is my favourite superhero, what about y’all!?

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