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“Saif’s Careers Best In Heartwarming Culinary Drama Chef” – A Subhash K Jha Review

Chef

Starring Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Svar Kamble

Directed by Raja Krishna Menon

There is a lot of teasing between the father and son, played with endearing casualness by Saif Ali Khan and Svar Kamble. Aptly, Chef teases our appetite for cinema. It’s a culinary delight—warm, tender, inviting and appetizing– served up in a dainty dish with a dash of debonair but played-down posturing, like a masterchef who is shy to show off his skills but can’t help it. He’s so adept at what he does.

Chef conveys the kind of sagacious skill born not out of arrogance but wisdom sometimes misplaced. Like the protagonist Roshan Kalra’s traditionalist father who believes the kitchen is for women.

Speaking of which—arrogance more than wisdom—Saif Ali Khan’s Roshan Kalra (from Chandni Chowk Delhi married to and divorced from the lovely Malayali danseuse Radha Menon
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Chef actress Padmapriya Janakiraman pays a surprise visit to her dance guru in Delhi

Chef actress Padmapriya Janakiraman pays a surprise visit to her dance guru in Delhi
Padmapriya Janakiraman, who is eagerly awaiting the release of her forthcoming film, Chef alongside Saif Ali Khan, recently paid a surprise visit to her dance guru Jayalakshmi Eshwar in New Delhi. The talented actress, who visited Delhi for the movie promotions of Chef, decided to extend her stay for a day so that she canRead More

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Song ‘Tere Mere’ from Chef

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Here’s presenting the new soulful song Tere Mere from Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming film, Chef also starring Padmapriya, Svar Kamble and Chandan Roy Sanyal.

The music has been composed by Amaal Mallik and the song has been sung by Armaan Mallik, lyrics by Rashmi Virag.

Chef, presented by Gulshan Kumar in association with Abundantia Entertainment is a Bandra West Pictures Production and is Directed by Raja Krishna Menon. Chef is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra, Janani Ravichandran and Raja Krishna Menon, and is slated to release on 6th October, 2017.
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Tamil Nadu State Awards - Nayanthara, Amala Paul and others grab awards

The winners of Tamil Nadu State Government Film Awards between 2009 to 2014 have been announced. Heroines like Nayanthara, Lakshmi Menon and Amala Paul get awards for their respective performances.

Tamil Nadu state Award winners list - Best Heroine (2009 - 2014)

2009 - Padmapriya (Pokkisham)

2010 - Amala Paul (Myna)

2011 - Inniya (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)

2012 - Lakshmi Menon (Kumki, Sundarapandian)

2013 - Nayanthara (Raja Rani)

2014 - Aishwarya Rajesh (Kaakka Muttai)
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Padmapriya Rides The Range

Padmapriya dons a parasol and learns the two-step for her latest movie, Irumbukottai Murattu Singham (Super Cowboy). The western movie also stars a tongue-in-cheek Lawrence. "I play the role of a Marshal’s daughter in a village in this fantasy-action-cowboy movie," she explains, "The movie is an entertainer. It has everything -- action, comedy, eroticism…" The film has two other heroines too in Lakshmi Rai and Sandhya.

Padmapriya’s career is building nicely. After the astonishing Pazhassi Raja, she dipped her toe into Bollywood, a move for which she thanks Siddharth, in the movie Striker - premiered on Youtube and now available on DVD. Next month sees the release of Kuttyshrank with superstar Mammootty. The film, an absolute hoot, has done the rounds of the film festivals. It sees Mammootty starring as a the captain of a small cargo festival that plies the ports of the south. He has wives in three different ports,
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Padmapriya not sure about Hindi films

Padmapriya not sure about Hindi films
Padmapriya has claimed that she may not make any more Bollywood films. The Kannada actress, who made her Hindi debut recently in Striker, also said that while she was pleased with the reception she had got, she would have to get the right script if she was to appear in another Bollywood film. "Striker has received a huge patronage from viewers of YouTube, where it was premiered," (more)
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"Watching Striker on YouTube with people from all over the world was an incredible experience!"

It all began when a few Bollywood-loving writers and friends heard that Studio 18 and YouTube had come together to release Striker on the Internet the same day as the release in India. Immediately, tweets started flying to plan a time that we could get together and do a watchalong. Directed by Chandan Arora and starring Siddharth, Anupam Kher, Aditya Pancholi, Padmapriya, Nicollete Bird, Ankur Vikal, and Vidya Maldave, Striker is the first Bollywood film to be released on YouTube and we were all excited to be able to see the film during its first weekend. (Usually we do watchalongs after films have released on DVD or we are going back to visit old favorites!) Organized by Beth Watkins with help from Sujoy Singha, the watchalong soon grew from the 4 of us to over 25 people in 9 countries including the Us, UK, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Australia, and Abu Dhabi. One person tweeted,
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"Striker has all the emotions life bestows in us" - Padmapriya

New talent and fresh blood in a film always makes the film ten times more exciting, and the debut of the gorgeous Padmapriya gives you yet another reason to check out this Friday's release, Chandan Arora's Striker. The award winning actress finally is gracing Hindi cinema screens with a very unconventional debut that is a must watch. As she gears up to win your hearts this Friday, she takes a moment to exclusively talk to BollySpice about life, films and Striker!

How did you land your role in Striker?

Being part of the same fraternity, Siddharth suggested my name to Chandan Arora, and that's how the ball got rolling.

Tell us a bit about your character Madhu?

Madhu is a bar owner, a Kohli girl, a woman who exudes superlative energy, warmth, and sense of humor that is very naive but is very mature, businesslike and real at the same time.
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"The Striker cast met expectations and even went beyond" - Chandan Arora

He belongs to a new breed of makers for whom cinema is not just merely film making, but instead a process in which you get absolutely involved in the subject matter. Making a film for them is more than just organising a film and executing it, but instead believing 110% in what they're bringing to life on screen. Perhaps that is why although he's only 2 films old, Chandan Arora has somewhat a name for himself already amongst the audiences and more importantly his peers. This February, after a lot of struggle and trouble, the highly talented director is all set to release his third directorial venture which he has also produced. The film stars Siddharth (Rang De Basanti), Aditya Pancholi (Yes Boss), Ankur Vikal (Slumdog Millionaire), Nicolette Bird (Rock On!!) and Southern actress Padmapriya. Promos have made everyone more and more intrigued about this project, so Chandan put all the queries
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Siddharth's wish gets finally answered - News

Siddharth, the actor whose film Striker is all set to hit the screens soon, has another yet reason to feel excited about apart from the film's release. Actually one of the actresses in his film; Padma Priya, who's also quite well known down south is paired opposite Siddharth in the film. It's known that both Padma Priya and Siddharth wanted to work with each other in a south Indian film, but that dream never realized. Now, the actors finally get to be with each other in Striker...
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Vidya Malvade is Striking

Vidya Malvade makes a striking addition to the cast of Siddharth’s Striker, along with Padmapriya and Nicolette Bird. She’s full of praise for her co-stars, in particular model Nicolette. “Nicolette is a very beautiful girl and is a nice actress too,” she says, “She plays an important role in the film. In the movie she looks like a pristine goddess from heaven.”

Vidya is slowly coming to terms with the fact that everyone confuses her with Vidya Balan, but she nearly blew her top on the set of the movie when a delivery boy refused to give here a bouquet sent to her by her husband, insisting they were for Vidya Balan. After that, it became a running joke for the cast who kept instructing new delivery boys to refer to her as Miss Balan.

Vidya is developing a bit of a reputation as a sports and games enthusiast.
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Padmapriya is All-a-Flutter

Kollywood actress Padmapriya says she is feeling butterflies in her stomach as she waits for the release of her Bollywood movie Striker next week. The movie also marks the return to the screen of Siddharth. She admits, however, that she enjoyed the experience of making the movie. "I am contented about playing the role,” she confirms, “We worked from 2:00 in the afternoon to 4:00 am the next day. It was a great experience."

The actress has no plans, however, to up sticks and move north, preferring instead the variety and flexibility offered by the south‘s movie industries. “After essaying the challenging role of a tribal warrior in the period saga Pazhazzi Raja, I am excited about my Tamil film Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam and the Kannada film Thamasu,” she says.

Her flexibility will certainly be put to the test in the comedy western Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam in which she plays a cowgirl.
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The Many Moods of Padmapriya

This February we gear up to welcome yet another ball of talent into the Hindi Film Industry, and one who's definitely not new to the camera. Southern belle Padmapriya is all set to debut in a very unconventional role in Chandan Arora's Striker, releasing on the 5th of February. With nearly 30 releases down South and several awards to acknowledge her talent, this young lady has definitely left an impression on all who've come in contact with her. And now its time for the Hindi cinema audiences to meet this new gal on the block, so here's presenting some exclusive shots of the many moods of the ever so stunning Padmapriya.

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Shahrukh Khan in Mammootty Movie

The most expensive Mollywood movie ever made, the historical epic Pazhassi Raja has been the big Diwali hit in Kerala and elsewhere this weekend, with over 500 prints produced. Starring Mammootty in the title role, the film tells the tragic tale of the epic rebellion of Pazhassi Raja, an early king of Kerala at the end of the 18th century, who led an army of Nairs and Kurichiyas, armed with little more than swords and bows and arrows, who fought the British to a standstill for more than ten years in the forests of the south. The movie has been compared to recent Chinese-made epics such as Hero or Red Cliff. The film opens with a narration from Shahrukh Khan in the Hindi version, which the great man provided for free as he comes from a family of freedom fighters and wanted to support the project.

Pazhassi Raja has three women
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Siddharth Starrer Striker In Post Production

We've been hearing about this project since 2008 however after much anticipation nothing came of it. Now Siddharth starrer Striker is back in the news and hopefully won't go away from headlines until release.

Rumour has it that the reason for the much delay of the project has been issues with distribution of the film. Originally given to Studio 18 for distribution however for some reason or another Siddharth was not happy with this decision. And so came to the rescue Rdb co-star Aamir Khan who helped the makers and Studio 18 strike a deal convenient to both.

Speaking to Mid-Day director Chandan Arora confirmed, "We are currently in the post-production stage. Studio 18 is the distributor of our movie."

Striker stars alongside Siddharth southern belle Padma Priya and inspired by a true life story. Siddharth plays a carrom player from a ghetto in Bombay and the setting is the mid 80's.

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