Dil Bechara Movie Review: Sushant Singh Rajput teaches you how to live. Once again – Movies News

Ek tha raja, ek thi rani… You know how that ends. They die. That’s the end of the story. On reel as in real life, Sushant Singh Rajput left us all with this very lesson. On the inevitability of death but till that blow lands, there’s nothing to stop you from living your life to the fullest. If you have seen The Fault In Our Stars, you already know what Dil Bechara will be like. But Sushant Singh Rajput’s swan song, his last film, is one for the keeps. At an hour and a half, it is beautifully made. Director Mukesh Chhabra gets Jamshedpur right and his hero and heroine better. In another time, this could have been a big-screen, theatre release. But this time is all we’ve got. So while the pandemic pulls us apart from friends, family, loved ones, a Dil Bechara is there to say it will be alright.

You probably have seen the trailer of Dil Bechara. The story is simple. Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi) has thyroid cancer. She carries her oxygen cylinder Pushpinder all around and the pipes come in the way of a first kiss. Immanuel Rajkumar Junior enters her life dancing. In the jersey of Reggie Miller. We are told the reason later in the film, on one night when the sky has broken open and two men sit on an iron swing, discussing why life is the way it is. One of these men is Manny (Immanuel), Sushant Singh Rajput. The other is Kizie’s father, Saswata Chatterjee.

Life hasn’t been kind to any of them. But while ‘dangerous Bengali woman’ Kizie and her even-more-dangerous mom (Swastika Mukherjee) are too worried about getting through this life, weighed down by a cylinder, Manny is the sunshine. There’s hardly any way the irony of life – real, outside of your TV screens – will not bite you. Sushant Singh Rajput, his smile, the numerous Rajinikanth acts, everything.

Manny teaches Kizie how to live. Outside of that screen, your mind will go back to those numerous videos of Sushant Singh Rajput, where he was the epitome of dreaming big. “I dream big,” says Manny in Dil Bechara, before going on to add, “lekin adhoora chhod deta hoon.” You will feel the white-hot pain of those words.

Director Mukesh Chhabra’s camera captures every detail of this strange relationship. Normal in their strangeness. Where cancer is neither glorified nor made a devil of. It is treated as a part of life. A part of life, but one that doesn’t let you live the way you want to. In this journey on screen, director Mukesh Chhabra gets a trustworthy ally in music director AR Rahman. The title track of Dil Bechara, of course, has already made it to our chartbusters. Seeing Sushant dance in that long one-take song is the added bonus here when you’re watching Dil Bechara the film.

In a five-minute special appearance, Safi Ali Khan leaves an impression on you; as does Sahil Vaid as JP, Manny’s best friend. While Sushant Singh Rajput, of course, will take most of all reviews, Sanjana Sanghi makes a cracker of a debut with Dil Bechara. Sanjana, along with Swastika and Saswata, both well-known Bengali (and Hindi too) names, fit in this perfect little middle-class Bengali family in Jamshedpur. Sanjana brings out the vulnerability of a person who has to live with the knowledge of death. And then there is Manny, who laughs in the face of this inevitability. Because death will come when it has to. Doesn’t mean we stop living, right?

Farewell, Sushant Singh Rajput.

(No stars for this one. Watch Dil Bechara. Live it. See Sushant Singh Rajput one last time.)

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‘Greenland’: Gerard Butler STX Action Movie Sets Late July Opening – Deadline

UPDATED, 10:43AM: STX’s Greenland is now going to Sept. 25 stateside from its Aug. 14 release date in the wake of several major studios hitting pausing and delaying their event films. The Gerard Butler movie will debut first offshore –which is great news– in Belgium (July 29), France (Aug 5) and Scandinavia (Aug 12). STX/Miramax’s The Gentlemen was an early 2020 global win with a gross of $115M.

UPDATED, June 12: More three-card-monte maneuvers on the summer theatrical release schedule. With Warner Bros. taking Christopher Nolan’s Tenet‘s from July 17 to July 31, STX is now moving its Gerard Butler-Morena Baccarin action movie Greenland off that date to Aug. 14. That’s where Wonder Woman 1984 was standing before she jumped to Oct. 2.

PREVIOUSLY, June 11: The Gerard Butler-Morena Baccarin action movie Greenland from STX is now scheduled for a July 31 theatrical opening.

The pic directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling was previously scheduled for June 12 prior to the COVID-19 exhibition shutdown.

There aren’t any wide releases currently scheduled on July 31 so Greenland stands alone in that regard. That said, the feature follows in the wake of Disney’s Mulan on July 24 and Warner Bros.’ Tenet on July 17 and prior to Fox’s The Empty Man and Paramount’s SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run on Aug. 7.
Greenland revolves around a family who must fight for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth.  Butler plays John Garrity and Baccarin his estranged wife Allison. Together with their young son Nathan, they must make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.  Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them.  As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
STX released the Butler feature Den of Thieves which made $45M domestic, and over $80M WW at the box office.

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George Clooney Directing, Producing ‘The Tender Bar’ for Amazon – Variety

George Clooney is in talks with Amazon Studios to direct and produce a feature film version of J.R. Moehringer’s coming-of-age story “The Tender Bar: A Memoir.”

Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov would produce through their Smokehouse Pictures banner along with Ted Hope. William Monahan, who won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Departed,” has written the script for “The Tender Bar.”

An adaptation of Moehringer’s book, published in 2005, had been set up previously at Sony Pictures. The story centers on the author, who as a young boy is seeking a replacement for his father, a New York City disc jockey who had vanished before his son spoke his first word. When he can’t find his father’s voice on the radio anymore, the boy turns in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he finds friendship from his Uncle Charlie and other adults, who take him to the beach, to ballgames, and ultimately into their circle.

Moehringer became a newspaper reporter and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.

Clooney’s feature directing credits include “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Good Night and Good Luck,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “The Monuments Men” and “Suburbicon.” He also directed the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller “Midnight Sky” for Netflix and Anonymous Content, starring opposite Felicity Jones, and directed and executive produced several episodes of “Catch 22” for Hulu.

He’s repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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Taylor Swift’s New Track ‘betty’ Has Fans Thinking She May Have Just Come Out | GO Magazine

Is Taylor Swift queer? The singer’s new album — and particularly one song titled “betty” — are making fans think that she may have just come out as bisexual.

The song follows a relationship that lasted through a summer — though not much longer. “I thought of you all summer long,” croons the track, which describes the regret over infidelity and how their relationship came to an end. While there’s no official break down of the song from Swift’s team, it seems pretty obvious that the song is from the point of view of a guy, named James (who is named in the song). Some are suggesting it’s part of a larger arc, with “cardigan” being from Betty’s point of view, “illicit affairs” being about the cheating and subsequent relationship breakdown, and “betty” being from the man’s perspective.

However, for LGBTQ+ fans of the singer, that explanation doesn’t fly. Instead, the queer girls are going crazy on social media over a theory that Swift isn’t singing as a man on ‘betty’ but as herself, meaning this is her (subtle) way of coming out.

 

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Swift put out the album as a surprise drop, announcing its release only hours before in an Instagram post. “folklore” is the artist’s eighth studio album, and Swift says she never thought it would be released during the pandemic.

“Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening, but there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore,” wrote Swift in the caption of a recent Instagram post. “Surprise Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine. … The times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed. My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world.”

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Jamal Adams: Adam Gase Not ‘The Right Leader’ to Bring Jets Super Bowl Title

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase talks after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams said Thursday he doesn’t believe head coach Adam Gase is capable of leading the team to a Super Bowl championship.

“I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land. As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building,” Adams told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

“At the end of the day, he doesn’t address the team. If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. If we’re playing sh–ty and we’re losing, he doesn’t address the entire team as a group at halftime. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.”

Adams’ comments come after he requested a trade from the organization earlier in the offseason.

In June, Gase said he was hopeful the sides could reach an agreement to avoid losing one of their defensive cornerstones.

“Yes, I want Jamal on our team,” he told reporters.

Gase, who led the Jets to a 7-9 record during his first season in charge last year, also praised the All-Pro safety’s work ethic.

“His play speed is phenomenal, both in practice and on game day,” he said.

Those remarks fly in the face of Adams’ characterization of his discussions with the organization in recent months, though.

The 24-year-old Texas native explained the front office questioned his desire during a May conversation, saying it wanted to “monitor” whether he was “all-in with the Jets and all-in with football,” which played a role in his decision to request a trade, per Mehta.

“It was very insulting,” Adams said. “You know I bust my ass for that organization every day. I work my ass off. For them to say that to me, I was like ‘OK … Whoa! That was little bit too far.'”

The LSU product, who’s earned two straight Pro Bowl selections, said the entire situation has taken a toll on him with the 2020 season set to kick off in seven weeks.

“My happiness is way more important than the rest of this,” Adams told Mehta. “I can’t deal with all that anymore. It’s draining.”

The standout defender recorded 75 total tackles, seven passes defended, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception to earn a strong 87.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus in 2019.

He confirmed to the New York Daily News he’s not planning to hold out if the Jets can’t find a trade.

They’re scheduled to open the regular season Sept. 13 with a road game against the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills.

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NFLPA Player Reps Vote to Approve New CBA Changes for 2020 Season

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smiles before answering a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The individual player representatives from the NFL Players Association approved the NFL’s amendments to the collective bargaining agreement, clearing the path for a 2020 season, the union announced on Friday. The vote was 29-3 in favor of the proposed amendments. 

Statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: https://t.co/jlTaMIWvRm https://t.co/uCTMPf0Tc1

Part of the deal includes keeping this year’s salary cap at $198.2 million and setting a minimum cap of $175 million for 2021.

Albert Breer of The MMQB reported Friday the latest proposal represents a $10 million increase of next year’s cap from the league’s previous offer. Any further financial deficit created by the coronavirus pandemic would be spread across the following four years (2022-25).

Next year’s salary cap would be no lower than $175m. If revenues are better than expected, it could be higher. If worse, it would have to be accounted for in future years through 2024. But a cap minimum to assure a reasonable floor in 2021 was important to the players.

The sides were working to sort out the final details of an agreement with training camps scheduled to open as early as next Tuesday. The NFLPA executive committee announced it unanimously voted to recommend the changes to the player base:

A statement following our Executive Committee meeting: https://t.co/pSkq369jeh

The NFLPA previously informed the players there wouldn’t be any preseason games, another victory in negotiations as players attempt to limit exposure risk amid the coronavirus pandemic until the start of the regular season in September, according to NFL Network.

Other topics still being worked on were the length of the acclimation period early in training camp, opt-out rights for players and how to handle payout of contracts based on whether they are guaranteed.

Clarity on this point on base salaries: Any amount not paid in 2020 becomes guaranteed in the future year for the player. Just won’t be paid right now. If a player is a free agent, there is a pool of money from the NFL to make up any shortfall in future contract. https://t.co/o6zqQFEdRS

With the final hurdles cleared, the odds of getting the 2020 season underway as scheduled have improved markedly.

Week 1 is set to take place beginning Sept. 10 as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans.

The regular season will run through Jan. 3 followed by the playoffs, which will conclude with Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 if everything remains on schedule

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell previously said the league was “prepared to make adjustments” if issues arise because of the pandemic after the offseason took place in a virtual format.

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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Wallops Orioles On Opening Day To Tune Of 13-2 Victory | Red Sox Wrap | NESN.com

You really couldn’t have drawn up a much better Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox.

Thanks in large part to a four-run third inning and six-run fourth, the Red Sox pummeled the Baltimore Orioles for a 13-2 victory on Friday at Fenway Park.

Nathan Eovaldi — who was making his first career Opening Day start with Eduardo Rodriguez unavailable — dazzled in a six-inning, one-run outing while each Sox player in the starting lineup got on base and scored at least once.

The Red Sox climbed to 1-0 with the win, while the Orioles fell to 0-1 with the loss.

Here’s how it went down:

GAME IN A WORD
Promising.

The bats were alive. Eovaldi was sharp. The bullpen was mostly fine. If you’re a Red Sox fan, this is exactly what you want to see.

ON THE BUMP
— Eovaldi going on a dominant run like he’s known to do will go a long way in the Red Sox making a push for the postseason in 2020, and Friday most certainly was a step in the right direction. The hard-throwing righty began his night with a 100 mph heater, and from there allowed just one run on five hits with four strikeouts and a walk over six innings, using 89 pitches to get through his night.

The 30-year-old began his night with a 1-2-3 first inning, and though he would allow a runner to reach in each ensuing inning, he didn’t really wander into any trouble through five.

The Orioles didn’t bring in their first run until the sixth, when Anthony Santander scored from second on a Renato Nunez two-out double. Eovaldi responded by striking out Chris Davis on three pitches to end his night.

Yep, still nasty. pic.twitter.com/jiKcLWuKAl

— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 25, 2020

— Austin Brice took over in the seventh inning and allowed a one-out homer to Rio Ruiz before punching out the next two hitters.

— Phillips Valdez handled the eighth, and after hitting a batter to begin the frame, he forced a double play and induced a fly out for a scoreless inning.

Valdez returned and hit one batter in a hitless, scoreless ninth.

IN THE BATTER’S BOX
— It took the Red Sox’s bats a few innings to get going, but when they came alive they did so in a big way, beginning with a four-run third.

Jose Peraza and Jackie Bradley Jr. began the stanza with back-to-back doubles to score the game’s first run.

After Andrew Benintendi struck out, J.D. Martinez brought home his first RBI of the night with a two-bagger down the left field line to score Peraza.

With two down and runners in scoring position, Kevin Pillar roped a double of his own to score both and make it 4-0.

First 4 hits of 2020…
All doubles! #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/KNqU6CPi5f

— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 25, 2020

— That only was the beginning though, as the Red Sox offense would return for the fourth and put up six.

Michael Chavis and Bradley Jr. began the inning with back-to-back walks, then a Peraza single loaded the bases. Benintendi would work a walk to bring in the fifth run of the game, and Martinez proceeded to rip another double.

With one down, Xander Bogaerts, Pillar and Christian Vazquez would hit three consecutive RBI singles to further Boston’s advantage to 10 before Baltimore escaped the inning.

— After a scoreless fifth, the Red Sox resumed scoring in the sixth.

Pillar singled with one out, then moved to third the next at-bat on a Vazquez ground rule double. With two outs, Bradley Jr. smacked a double off the Green Monster to plate both and stretch the host’s lead to 12-1.

Peraza then did the same thing, doubling off the Monster to score Bradley Jr. for the 13th run.

— Peraza had four hits.

— Martinez, Bradley Jr., and Pillar each had three hits.

— Vazquez had a pair of hits.

— Bogaerts and Tzu-Wei Lin had one hit apiece.

— Benintendi, Chavis and Devers went hitless, as did Jonathan Arauz in his lone at-bat.

TWEET OF THE DAY
Correct.

UP NEXT
The Red Sox and Orioles will play the middle contest of their three-game set Saturday afternoon. Martin Perez is set to get the ball for the Sox and will be opposed by Alex Cobb. First pitch from Fenway Park is set for 1:35 p.m. ET.

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