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V movie review: Nani, Indraganti Mohana Krishna reunite for a colossal mess of an action-thriller

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: Indraganti Mohana Krishna
Cast: Nani, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari

V is undoubtedly Indraganti Mohana Krishna’s most ambitious film. Ever since the project was announced, there was a lot riding on it, especially because it was the third collaboration between Indraganti and Nani, a pair that had clicked in the past with two entertaining films, Ashta Chamma and Gentleman. Unfortunately, things don’t go as smoothly for the pair this time around.

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Their latest collaboration is a colossal mess with barely anything working in their favour. Both Nani and Indraganti seem to have stepped out of their comfort zones with V, which indeed deserves kudos, but struggle to make an impact.

V opens with a riot and we are introduced to ACP Adithya (Sudheer Babu). He quickly springs into action to control the situation. What we get is a scene that’s straight out of a Salman Khan film. We see Adithya going shirtless and flaunting his ripped body. As this scene ends, the credits roll and we get to know more about what kind of man Adithya is. He is just the kind of cop you don’t want to mess with. But that only makes things exciting for Vishnu (Nani). Vishnu, a psycho killer with a dark past, goes on a killing spree, leaving clues that challenge Adithya to try and stop him. Soon, we are sucked into a cop versus serial killer thriller which is all style but no substance.

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V needed better writing. Even the twists are so predictable that you wish they came with at least some element of surprise. Instead, a lot of focus has gone into making the film look needlessly stylish. We get it’s a big budget film and could very well be Indraganti’s most expensive film but the need to make it look grand just for the sake of it, doesn’t make sense. For instance, the killings are made to look gruesome because this is a story about a serial killer but the rest of it falls flat and it doesn’t justify the violence.

V happens to be Nani’s 25th film and as much as you want to praise him for not playing safe and taking up something so unconventional, you wish he had stuck to his strengths and did something light-hearted. Nani desperately tries to make his character look dark but he can’t sell it. His introduction scene is a ruthless murder of a police officer. But a couple of scenes later, we see him trying to be funny with a fellow passenger on a bus. Nani is earnest but you feel that he’s not comfortable playing someone so sinister with dark humour. Sudheer Babu barely makes any impact in a role that had more scenes than Nani. Both Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari, two promising talents who have been used effectively in the past by Indraganti, are wasted in roles with no purpose.

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V is a major misfire from Indraganti, whose intent to go big fails gloriously. For Nani, who had bet a lot on this film, it will go down as a big disappointment. If only Nani took some inspiration in storytelling from his last production venture HIT, a gripping investigative thriller, V could have been a far better film.

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Neighbours updates opening titles after Pierce Greyson recast

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Neighbours is updating its opening titles to reflect the Pierce Greyson recast.

Digital Spy can give an exclusive first look at the new sequence in our video at the top of the page.

This week’s episodes in Australia will see Don Hany make his first appearance as Pierce, after signing up to take over from Tim Robards in the role.

Tim’s last episode as Pierce aired on Australian screens on Monday (October 19).

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The tweaked titles see Don’s version of Pierce spending time outside the local café with his wife Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) and son Hendrix (Benny Turland).

This takes the place of a similar shot from the old titles, which saw Tim’s version of Pierce in the same scenario.

Neighbours fans in Australia will see the new titles later this week, while they air on UK screens in November.

The show announced Pierce’s recast in August after Tim had to bow out earlier than planned.

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Due to changing regulations and travel restrictions in Australia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim finished filming four weeks early and chose to fly back to Sydney to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their first child.

Don will be playing Pierce for a few weeks, finishing off the character’s exit storyline.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).


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Anupama Upcoming Story 20th October 2020 : Kavya attempts to ruin Anupama and Vanraj’s wedding

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Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

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Here, Paritosh, Nandini and Sanjay alert Kavya to stay away from Anupama and Vanraj. Kavya says wedding is incomplete without bride crying and her vidai. Leela and others agree. Vanraj thinks why Kavya is behaving weird. Kavya performs a dance on ‘ye galiayn ye chaubara’ song. Anupmaa and others join her.

Later, Anupama’s mother cries. Anupama goes to console her. There, Vanraj apologize to Kavya. Kavya asks Vanraj not to say sorry. Other side, Anupama’s mother says to Anupama she has bear a lot at Shah’s house. Anupma says no and explains Vanraj gave her much happiness. Ahead, Hasmukh and Leela plan for Vanraj and Anupama’s ‘griah pravesh’. Kavya stands at Anupama’s side. Hamukh asks why she us standing at brides side. Kavya says half function she has performed from groom’s side now half she will perform from bride side.

Kavya stands behind Anupama and Vanraj. She loses the tie of Anupama and Vanraj and smirks. Anupama prays to God and says she again stepping inside the house so bless her. She enters the house. Kavya stops Vanraj. Everyone stands shocked seeing Anupama and Vanraj gathbandhan has been loosen. Anupama gets shocked. Kavya says to Vanraj he can only tie the gathbandhan with her. Vanraj stands shocked too. (Episode ends)

Precap: Anupama spots Vanraj with Kavya.

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 21st October 2020 Written Update: Kaira pacifies Kairav

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