A Gentleman movie review: Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer is neither ‘Sundar’ nor ‘Susheel” but a ‘Risky’ affair


Finally the day arrived, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez‘ A Gentleman has hit the silver screens. The trailers of the film had promised a fun, slick action comedy with hot chemistry between its lead pair. The film also marks the return of Suniel Shetty on the big screen in a reinvented avatar. Directed by Raj and DK, let’s find out if the film is able to deliver on the promises it made…

What’s It About

The film is about ‘Sundar’ and ‘Susheel’ Gaurav (Sidharth Malhotra), who has a perfect job, house, car, mini van rather, friend, all he is looking for is love, in his friend and colleague, Kavya (Jacqueline Fernandez). But according to Kavya he is just a good friend and not her type as he is too safe of a guy. He is no fun.

On the other side there is ‘Risky’ Rishi, a well trained secret agent of Unit X, run by Colonel (Suniel Shetty). Rishi is best at what he does but all he desires is a home, a family. Things go haywire when Rishi decides to leave his profession and lead a normal life. Colonel, who is suspected by government to run his personal shady stuff in the garb of National security, is not happy about it. Gaurav’s life changes when he is spotted by Colonel’s men, when in search of Rishi. They are of opinion that he is Rishi, while Gaurav denies…

What happens next forms the rest of the film…

What’s Hot

This is a good looking film, shot aesthetically in beautiful locales of Miami to grungy streets of Mumbai. The cinematography of the film is fantastic.

Sidharth Malhotra in his dual act of Gaurav and Rishi gives a fine performance . He makes sure that he plays those character as distinctly as possible. Jacqueline Fernandez has never looked this hot in any of her previous films. She is a sight for the sore eyes. Suniel Shetty has a great screen presence in his limited role. And his reinvented avatar is indeed godly. Darshan Kumar is fine. Amit Mistry gets a few chuckles. A scene featuring Rajit Kapoor and Supriya Pilgaonkar is funny. However, it is Sidharth’s friend and colleague played by Hussain Dalal, who is the scene stealer in the film. His awkward Dixit is damn funny and the only saving grace.

What’s Not

There’s plenty that’s wrong with the film. First and foremost, films like A Gentleman, that promised fun, slick action and entertainment lacks in all the departments. There is plenty of action in the film, but it’s nothing you haven’t seen before. There is plenty of style in the film but again nothing you haven’t seen before. Also the biggest drawback of the film is its pacing. The first half takes too much time in establishing all the characters. It is only in the second half that the actual story that was promised in the trailer starts. The second half had its moment but they were too far and less.

Suniel Shetty who was visible in the trailers had nothing but a guest appearance, so the fans of the actor who were hoping to catch Anna in action after a hiatus, should stay away from this one.

The love track between the Sidharth and Jacqueline lacked soul. There was zero chemistry between them. Trust me when I say it, they shared a better and hotter chemistry when they appeared on Koffee With Karan 5, earlier this year. It’s a half baked love track at best.

The songs, even though only three, are bad. Talking about the talented director duo of Raj and DK. After helming brilliant films like 99, Shor In The City, Go Goa Gone or even a below average, Happy Ending, I was hoping this one to be a mad fun but it’s their weakest film. The story and plot was too flimsy and offered nothing new. In fact the “big twist” was so predictable that you could see it coming since the first shot of the film.

What To Do

Overall, A Gentleman is neither ‘Sundar’ nor ‘Susheel’ but turns out to be a ‘Risky’ affair for Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film has nothing going in its favour and can be easily avoided. In plain and simple words – It’s Boring.

Rating:1.5 out of 51.5 Star Rating

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/a-gentleman-movie-review-sidharth-malhotra-and-jacqueline-fernandez-starrer-is-neither-sundar-nor-susheel-but-a-risky-affair/

Ooh! Sidharth Malhotra Admits He’s In Love

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra is known to be quite reserved, and usually shies away from talking about his personal life to the media. And although he and Alia Bhatt are usually spotted together – most recently for Valentine’s Day – neither of them will openly say they’re dating. However, in a recent interview with DNA, Sidharth did say he’s in love when asked (“Yes, I’m in love”) and says he’s “passionate, obsessed and very attached”.

There are a few people I get attached to in my life and when I do, I get very sensitive. I have bad ways of communicating. I communicate indirectly. Maybe through some actions, gestures. I won’t be saying yes or no directly at times. If I’m left alone with that person, I will truly show my best and worst side. That’s what I believe true love should be like.”

Journalist Nayandeep Rakshit asked him who he’s in love with, but that Sidharth didn’t answer – slyly saying that he’s in love with himself – but did admit that he hopes to be married by the end of his 30s.

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/02/16/ooh-sidharth-malhotra-admits-hes-love/

After Anurag Kashyap, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and others come out in support of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Muskil

Ae Dil Hai Muskil

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have batted for the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, while Kajol stayed mum on the issue after a cinema owners association announced it would not release films with Pakistani actors in four states.

The Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) recently said it won’t release films starring actors from Pakistan, in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. This has led to an uncertainty on the release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, as it features Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan. The movie, also starring Aishwarya Rai, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, is slated to hit the theatres on October 28.

Taking to Twitter, Kashyap slammed COEAI’s stand, writing, “The World must learn from us..We solve all our problems by blaming it on movies and banning it..#ADHM. With you on this @karanjohar.”

Alia said she felt it is unfair to stall the release of a film. The actor, who is close to Johar, said she has seen bits of the movie and found it beautiful. “On a personal level I found the film very beautiful and I’ve seen bits of it. It is an emotional film. On the other level, as a proud resident of this country and as a privileged member of the industry, I feel whatever is happening with the film at this point is unfair because when the film was shot, a year ago, the climate was nice. The current climate I know how it is, but it was good back then,” she told reporters here last night.

Swara Bhaskar also slammed the recent development. “Ban on #AeDilHaiMushkil good example of how cinema in India is vulnerable to all kinds of arbit rage & misguided passion of everyone…,” she tweeted. “Instead of banning & boycotting films I wonder how many self proclaimed patriots make any real contribution benefiting our soldiers???” she said, rallying behind Johar and wished him all the best for the film.”@karanjohar here’s wishing you strength! Keep calm & carry on all the way to box office #diwali I am going to take truckloads for #AeDilHaiMushkil,” she tweeted.

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput said he would love to watch the film first day first show. “I admire Ranbir as an actor, I love Karan Johar’s films and I have loved the trailer. So I am looking forward to the film…If given a chance on the first day I’ll go and watch the film,” he said.

Sidharth Malhotra also found COEAI’s decision unjustified. “As an actor, as somebody who is part of the industry, I think it’s not fair to a filmmaker because the film was made a year ago. The political scenario was very different. I’ve worked with him (Fawad),” he said. “I feel it is not fair to a filmmaker who is making a love story which has got nothing to do with the political scenario. Also, we are not stopping any other ties with that country, but only movies,” he added.

Kajol, whose husband Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay is clashing with ADHM at the box-office, kept mum on the matter and also didn’t comment on her alleged rift with Johar.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/after-anurag-kashyap-alia-bhatt-sidharth-malhotra-and-others-come-out-in-support-of-ae-dil-hai-mushkil-3085785/

Are Alia Bhatt And Sidharth Malhotra Giving Their Relationship Another Chance?

Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt

Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt

I would love to see Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in a constant, romantic relationship with each other in real life (Sonam Kapoor wishes slightly more out of them in reel life though). But the couple does not seem to comply with their shippers, thanks to their on-off relationship status.

Howeverrr, now we hear that the two are giving their relationship another shot. According to a report in SpotboyE,  Alia and Sidharth have been meeting each other secretly and last week Sidharth even drove to Alia’s new house in Juhu, where he spent nearly four hours. The report also suggests that the couple wants to keep their romance under wraps as Sid does not want the media’s attention to divert from his work.

Whatever suits them, as long as our wishes are granted! 😛

Pssst! Sidharth has reportedly been signed for Aashiqui 3 and if all goes well, Alia will play the female lead opposite him. Fingers crossed!

Source: http://www.missmalini.com/2016/10/12/are-alia-bhatt-and-sidharth-malhotra-giving-their-relationship-another-chance/

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra NOT a ‘couple’ anymore?

 Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra

In a sudden turn of events, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have parted ways as a couple.

All’s certainly not well between Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. While there have been constant rumours surrounding their on and off relationship. Word is that they have finally taken a break from each other now. Yes! Although the exact reason to this ‘temporary’ split is yet to be known but our source exclusively reveals to us that even during the Dream Team Tour, Alia and Sid maintained a casual relationship with no much PDA involved. In fact, they looked so detached as a couple that everyone around eventually got to know that they are in no mood to tag along as a couple. Now is insecurity the reason why Sid-Alia are falling apart? It’s for you to guess.

However having said that, our source further affirms that though Alia and Sid have taken a break but that doesn’t mean they are not on talking terms. Turns out they are giving much space to each other and want to utilise this break for their personal and professional benefits. In the sense, Sid wants to majorly focus on his work right now considering his recent release Baar Baar Dekho too terribly failed to impress. And even in Alia’s case, she’s pretty tied up with quite a few films coming up right from Dear Zindagi opposite Shah Rukh Khan to Badrinath Ki Dulhania with Varun Dhawan. So at this point in time, both Alia and Sidharth just want to take things easy on the personal front and make the most out of their career.

No wonder Alia too had recently clarified in an interview saying, “Tomorrow if there are reports of my affairs or breakups – true or not- will hurt me emotionally. Not putting any words in the public domain saves me from any further damage. It’s a way of being cautious. You become what is your personal life and I don’t want my personal life to be in the limelight though it sometimes does happen by default. I am here to work and be known as an actor and not a star who is known for her happening personal life.”

So is it the end of ‘Ishq Wala Love’? Drop your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll be back with more updates on this hot story right here.

Source: http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/alia-bhatt-and-sidharth-malhotra-not-a-couple-anymore-2/

Baar Baar Dekho box office collection day 3: Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra’s film saw limited growth


A lot of expectations were made for this Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra film, but Baar Baar Dekho is just not an apt title it could have. Going by the box office figures, the much hype created after its promotions and songs turned out to be of little help. Yes! In two days the film has only been able to make a profit of Rs 14.46 cr.

Baar Baar Dekho opened at the box office with a collection of Rs 6.81 cr, which was pity decent than what was expected. On its day 2, the film managed a limited growth in its collections of 12.33% and made a total earning of Rs 14.46 cr.

Well, day 3, i.e. Sunday, is a crucial one for the film which will decide whether the film will be able to manage a decent weekend collection or fall t a considerable position in the list of films for their first weekend box office.

Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta, in her review for Baar Baar Dekho, wrote: “Maths genius Jay Varma (Sidharth Malhotra) has the gift of time travel, that miraculous thing which he can use to make things right between him and lady love Diya Kapoor (Katrina Kaif). What can go wrong with that most intriguing premise, even if we’ve seen similar stuff in About Time and The Time Traveller’s Wife? Quite a lot, actually, as it turns out: Baar Baar Dekho doesn’t have anything that can entice us into repeat viewings, let alone a single one, because the execution is flat and banal”.

She also highlighted,”The problems are apparent right from the beginning when the characters start taking shape: they remain fuzzy, especially the character whose actions set everything in motion. Sure, a potential groom can start developing cold feet when the rituals of the big fat Punjabi wedding, fronted by a big fat Punjabi papa, threaten to overwhelm. But Jay is such a drip that you are never convinced about anything he does, whether it is a feeble declaration of loveor a stab at teaching moony-eyed female students.”

According to audience reaction, Baar Baar Dekho seems a one time watch only.

Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/baar-baar-dekho-box-office-collection-day-3-katrina-kaif-sidharth-malhotra-film-3025825/

Katrina’s sexy avatar, multiple kisses – 5 things you need to watch out in Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif’s Baar Baar Dekho trailer!


The film is directed by Nitya Mehra and produced by Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani

Baar Baar Dekho has been trending for some time thanks to the makers’ smart strategy of promoting that infection Kala Chashma song before the launch of the trailer.

The song became one of the fastest videos to hit 20 million views. Now let’s get ready for the trailer!

Last night we had been the part of the Baar Baar Dekho trailer launch, and we have to admit we were very surprised with the effervescence and lovey dovey moments in this Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s romantic drama. We were actually amazed with the comic element in the trailer, as well Katrina’s super hot avatar (more on that later).

The trailer will be out in some time, so till then be happy with our five takeaways from the trailer that we got a preview of:

Katrina Kaif is sexy as never before and Sid’s suave avatar


If I say Baar Baar Dekho will feature Katrina Kaif in her sexiest avatar, I will not be far from the truth. Katrina Kaif has always been portrayed as the bubbly and cherubic girl in her movies. While Baar Baar Dekho will still retain that quality of hers, she will also be seen in the sexiest costumes you have ever seen her in, and it’s not just confined to that orange bikini! As for Sid, this is just another film that will earn him more and more female fans, thanks to his suave avatar.

Sizzling chemistry

If you have two hot actors as your leads, you can’t expect the chemistry between them to go way below sizzling hot. Baar Baar Dekho depends entirely on the scorching hot chemistry of Katrina and Sidharth, and trailer provides ample opportunities for that. It also helps matters, when the film has…

Multiple kissing scenes


While Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra are not averse to onscreen kissing as seen in their previous films, Baar Baar Dekho might have more kisses than any of their other films. We have lost count of them in the trailer, so imagine how many will feature in the film. Or wonder if Pahlaj Nihalani will be lenient to the film.

Time Travel


Despite the makers claiming this is not a time travel movie, the trailer doesn’t dispose off the idea at all. We see Sid doing a fast forward of his life at various important junctures to reach even 2046, where both he and Katrina are seen in old avatars. During that year, Sid learns he is not in good terms with his wife, and that he will die soon. So to rectify all that, he travels back in time using several algorithms (he is a professor), and alter the past. The film may remind you of The Time Traveller’s Wife, but the comic tone of the trailer suggests it will be a light-hearted version of the same.

Marriage trouble?


During a certain scene of a too-spoilerish trailer, Katrina’s character is wanting to marry Sid’s. However, Sid’s character is not to keen to get hitched (perhaps his time travelling affliction has something to do with it). This also resonates a little part of Katrina’s own real life love story with ex, Ranbir Kapoor, where she wanted to marry him and he didn’t wanted to, as far as rumours go.

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/katrinas-sexy-avatar-multiple-kisses-5-things-you-need-to-watch-out-in-sidharth-malhotra-and-katrina-kaifs-baar-baar-dekho-trailer/

Alia Bhatt Has Officially Introduced Sidharth Malhotra As Her Boyfriend


Some weeks earlier we had seen Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra chill in London with Alia’s best friend Akansha Ranjan and recently, the two were spotted at the airport together.

Now, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror, before the two had taken off for a secret vacation, Alia Bhatt had hosted a dinner at her house in Juhu where she invited a bunch of her close friends to formally introduce Sidharth as her boyfriend. It was after this dinner when the two arrived at the Mumbai Airport the next morning and while Alia posed for photos, Sidharth avoided the paparazzi.

Source: http://www.missmalini.com/2016/07/16/alia-bhatt-has-officially-introduced-sidharth-malhotra-as-her-boyfriend/

Alia Bhatt Opens Up About Her ‘Break-Up’ With Sidharth Malhotra!


Break-up rumours of Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have been doing the rounds since a while now. While some reports say that Sidharth leaving for Miami a week ahead of his original schedule was a sign that all’s not well, some alleged that it was her decision to do a movie opposite Varun Dhawan which lead to Sidharth getting mad at her. Another source claims that Alia didn’t want him to work with Shraddha Kapoor which added to the tension between the two. In a statement to DNA, here’s what Alia said about the whole thing –

“Oh God! So that’s how this whole thing about me being upset with Shraddha started? Let me just say this loud and clear — I am single and Sid is a supportive and extremely important friend in my life and will always be that. As a friend, rather than asking him not to do films with any actress, I keep telling Sid to work with every person because I think he has all the charm, talent and sexiness in the world and the potential to become the biggest superstar of this country! Never in my life, will we ever tell each other what we should or should not do.”

Very cool!

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/06/17/alia-bhatt-opens-up-about-her-break-up-with-sidharth-malhotra/

Alia Bhatt Opens Up About The “Mystery Girl” Sidharth Malhotra Was Spotted With


Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have been rumoured to be dating for a while now, even though none of them have accepted it in the media. In a weird twist of events though, Sid was allegedly spotted with a mystery girl on a dinner date. Though Sid didn’t have a comment about it, Alia, in a recent interview to a leading daily, came to his rescue.

She said:

“I haven’t fought with Sid. I don’t have any reason to fight with him. He’ll always be a very close friend. I also asked him casually about his dinner with a ‘mystery girl’ and he said, “I didn’t go for one.” He has been working non-stop. I’ve known him for the longest time now. We started off together and, of late, we have been spending a lot of time together. I have developed a huge fondness for him, and he’ll always be an important part of my life.”

Friends in need, indeed! 🙂

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/06/07/alia-bhatt-opens-mystery-girl-sidharth-malhotra-spotted/