Actor Sonu Sood raided by ITD

Actor Sonu Sood, who has gained massive attention with his philanthropy during the pandemic, had his office in Mumbai and Lucknow office linked to him raided. The income tax Department raided the office on Wednesday raided the offices as there is a suspicion of tax evasion through the deal between the actor and the Lucknow based company. He has been raided in 2012 for tax evasion.

The actor was called a ‘Messiah’ in the media for helping those in need and finding space in media for it during the last one year. Delhi chief minister Aravind Kejriwal had declared him the Brand Ambassador of the state government’s mentorship program for school students. The opposition has alleged this to be a provocation for the raid to intimidate the actor.

Anand Dubey, Shiv Sena leader lashed out at the tax searches by stating he was shocked that Sood could be under the radar. Delhi CM Aravind Kejriwal tweeted, “Sonu Sood had blessings of lakhs of families, whom he had helped during their difficult times”.

During the Covid 19 pandemic, in 202 and 2021, the actor was noticed for his great participation in arranging essentials, finances for people in need, He even organised transport, by organising buses, trains and flights for migrants who were trying to reach home during the crisis. He was also in frontline for organising oxygen cylinders along with other NGOs for covid patients during the second wave. He did this by ordering 18 oxygen plants from France to be sent to various states.

Editor's Picks

JAANEMAN| MALAYALAM MOVIE |REVIEW|

SUBTLE HEART RENDERING COMEDY, SUFFICIENTLY DRAMATIC, GRIPPING CHAOS AND BITTERSWEET HUMOUR; A HIGH END COCKTAIL OF SCINTILLATING ENSEMBLE CAST AND CHARACTERS, WRITER- DIRECTOR CHIDAMBARAM ENDURES ALL STORMS TO DELIVER A WINNER

Ensemble casts have a unique place in Malayalam cinema.  For decades, a good family drama in Malayalam has always been a good mix of pain, humour, characters, gripping plots and happy endings.  Writer- Director Chidambaram delivers this fine balance in his debut film Jaaneman and creates a new age ensemble cinema for the routine film goer.

Read More

 THINKALAZHCHA NISHCHAYAM | MALAYALAM CINEMA REVIEW |

SATIRE DRIVEN, NON-MELODRAMATIC, FOCUSED, AND METICULOUSLY SCRIPTED; THIS MOVIE IS A WINNER THROUGH AND THROUGH!

How can one dislike a film that entertains throughout? In english, this movie title means ‘The engagement is on monday’.  There is no surprise in the plot line; all of it is revealed in the title.  The story is about the making of an engagement and the joys and troubles involved.  Senna Hegde pulls off a regular story with exceptional craft. The highlight of the film is its climax.  The climax offers no pomp and show, no tearful departures, no melodramatic breakdowns, no revolutions, no rebellions, no glamour, not even the promised engagement.This film is a must watch not because it is extraordinary, but because it is very ordinary, and the brilliance is entirely in the balance the filmmaker maintained throughout.

 

Read More

KURUP|MALAYALAM MOVIE| REVIEW|
KURUP, THE MOVIE; DULQUER’S ATTEMPT TO CONQUER CINEMASCOPE FILMMAKING LEAVES AUDIENCES EMOTIONLESS

THIS PERIOD MOVIE COMES WITH COMPLETE GRANDEUR; GRAND SETS, STYLE, A GOOD CAST, LEAVES NO STONE UNTURNED IN PRODUCTION, BUT FAILS IN ITS EDITING AND COMPOSITION. DQ DOES NOT BECOME KURUP, KURUP BECOMES DQ. 

Dulquer remains Dulquer, we recognize him and his methods in all his movies and he repeats himself once again.  The actor lacks gravitas in his dialogue delivery and intonation.  Can style and glamour make up for lack of method acting in a role like this?  Did we expect more?

Read More