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After the success of Paatal Lok, the makers are reportedly planning a second season of the Amazon Prime Video‘s show. As published in Mid-Day, director Sudip Sharma and his team have started working on the sophomore season after the kind of love and appreciation that the first season received from the audience. As mentioned by the daily, actor Jaideep Ahlawat who played the role of a cop in the series, is going to come back to lead the second season as well. Also Read – Paatal Lok in Legal Trouble: Notice Sent to Anushka Sharma For Allegedly Using ‘Casteist Slur’ on Nepali Character

A source close to the daily said the makers don’t want the second season of Paatal Lok to be based on any previous writing. It has to be an original story. The first season was inspired by former Tehelka editor-in-chief and rape-accused Tarun Tejpal’s book titled The Story of My Assassins. “Unlike the first part that had its roots in a book, creator-writer Sudip Sharma and the creative team are developing an original plot for the second instalment,” said the source, adding that in the new narrative, Hathiram Chaudhary will investigate an even more complex case and the story will be centred around him. Also Read – Paatal Lok: Reality Check For Patriarchy And Gender Abuse in Our Society

Earlier, before the release of Paatal Lok, when the daily had asked Sharma about the possibility of season 2, he had not denied anything. The director had mentioned that there’s a story in his mind and he’ll start working on it but a lot depended on the kind of response the first season received. Also Read – ‘Grih-Lok is the Safest’: Mumbai Police Uses ‘Paatal Lok’ Meme to Urge People to Stay Home

Backed by Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma’s Clean Slate Films, Paatal Lok also featured Abhishek Bannerjee, Neeraj Kabi, Swastika Mukherjee and Gul Panag in important roles. The show is about the social divide on the basis of caste, religion, gender and class.





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Actor Rishi Dev has wished a speedy recovery to his Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai co-star Mohena Kumari. The actor played Mohena’s on-screen husband on the popular show. He took to social media to send his best wishes after learning that Mohena had tested positive for COVID-19.

He wrote, “Just came to know about Mohena & her family…They are going through tough times but I know you all will recover faster…my prayers are with you all. Wishing everyone a speedy recovery.”

While Rishi Dev and Mohena Kumari have had their differences in the past, the actor was quick to wish her and her family a fast recovery.

Since the news of Mohena and her family testing positive for Covid-19 broke out, well wishes for the family have been pouring in. Mohena confirmed the news earlier.

“At first, her test came negative, so everyone was relaxed, which is why we didn’t do anything after that. Then we saw that the fever was not subsiding. All of us got tested and realised a lot of people in our house were affected without any symptoms as such. I mean, it’s all out there in the world anyway, so many people suffering so much, without coronavirus. That’s about it,” she told HT.

“I guess that’s why nobody understood. I know there is a lot of negative news going around here and there, which is very unfortunate, especially because my in-laws have been doing so much work for so many people. People have got the opportunity to malign us, but anyway, we have mild symptoms.”

Mohena took to Instagram to thank everyone for their good wishes.





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‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ actor Mohena Kumari Singh shares an update on her and her family’s health.

Mohena Kumari Singh, who was a part of the popular TV show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, was tested positive for Coronavirus along with seven family members. Now, the actor-choreographer has shared an update on her and her family’s health.

The actress shared a note on her official Instagram handle, which read as, “Can’t sleep. These initial days have been difficult for all of us at home especially our young one and our elders. But I’m praying it’ll all be over soon. We are fine. We have no right to complain about anything as there are people out there who are suffering way more than us.”

Further, thanking everyone, she wrote, “But I’d like to thank each one of you for all the messages, prayers and love you’ll have been sending. It’s keeping our spirits up. And we have so much gratitude in our hearts for you’ll. Thank you all.”

Check out Mohena Kumari’s Instagram post here:

Currently, Mohena is quarantined in a hospital along with her family members. Seven members of their family have been tested coronavirus-positive. She is the second celebrity from the TV industry to be tested positive for COVID-19.

Mohena Kumari Singh began her career as a dancer and a contestant for the show ‘Dance India Dance’. From there onward, she went for acting with ‘Dil, Dosti, Dance’. Later on, she acted in’ Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ where she played a very significant role.





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Written by Manoj Kumar R
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Updated: June 2, 2020 6:58:14 pm


Mani Ratnam turns a year older today. (Express archive photo)

A Mani Ratnam Movie is not just a credit that rolls before and after a movie. It is a hallmark of top-quality cinema, which is by default a visual spectacle. No, high-end special effects, just the play between shadow and light. Most of the time, dialogues in his movies are monosyllabic. No overly dramatic and lengthy dialogues. It is because as a filmmaker, he prefers images over words. His movies are simple but deep.

Born as Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam, Mani Ratnam started making movies to get away from the mundane 9-5 job. The ex-management consultant has since improved the taste of the audience with an entree of good cinema that has become a reference point to judge modern-day bad films.

He is also a daring, bold and wise voice of Indian cinema. Given that his creative freedom was limited by a producer’s understanding of what the market wants, he launched his own production banner, Madras Talkies, just so he can make movies the way he wanted.

As Mani Ratnam turns a year older today, here is a look at the ace filmmaker’s movies which are readily available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Mouna Ragam

A girl refusing to fall in line quietly with an inconsiderate practice of society, is what put Ratnam on the map. The movie provides a female gaze of the arranged marriage system by showing the struggles of the protagonist, who finds it extremely difficult to settle down in a marriage with a stranger.

Nayakan

This is the movie that informed the world about the arrival of a world-class filmmaker. A Mumbai-based gangster drama tells the classic tale of haves exploiting have-nots and finally forcing the have-nots to rebel against the haves. Nayakan has several scenes inspired by Hollywood classics – Once Upon A Time in America and The Godfather. But, the fact remains this is one of the most inspired works in the history of Indian cinema.

Thalapathi

After directing Kamal Haasan, it is only fair that he also makes a movie with Rajinikanth to restore the balance to our world. The movie is a reimagination of Mahabharata and Rajinikanth plays the modern-day Karna, who stands by his friend against his own family.

mani ratnam, rajinikanth Mani Ratnam and Rajinikanth in Thalapathi.

Roja

It is one of the boldest movies of the 90s that tried to capture the politics, culture and human cost of terrorism. The protagonist is held captive by a terrorist group, which is demanding the release of its leader. The government is in a dilemma unable to make up its mind whether it is worth trading a high-value terrorist for the life of a guy who basically provides tech support for the intelligence. Now, it is left to the female lead to persuade the government to compromise for the release of her husband.

Bombay

It was another daring movie by Ratnam, which showed horrors of communal riots. No matter how many times you have seen it, the climax scene supported by AR Rahman’s soulful music will move you.

Thiruda Thiruda

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the heavy themes, you can catch a breather by watching this movie. It is easily the most light-hearted heist movie.

mohanlal in iruvar Aishwarya Rai and Mohanlal in Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar.

Iruvar

Iruvar, a movie loosely based on the lives of two titans of cinema and politics of Tamil Nadu, is a visual wonder. It is the work of a director, who was at the top of his form as a visual storyteller. And it has some magnificent performances by Mohanlal and Prakash Raj.

Alaipayuthey

At the heart of this modern romance lies a story of class struggle. The story of this movie begins at the point where most romantic movies end. Okay, you rebelled against your family and society to marry the person your heart desires. Now what? Is your love strong enough to endure the challenges in a post-modern society?

Also Read | Why Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan remains a magnificent mob epic

Kannathil Muthamittal

What is the best way to demonstrate the futility of hate politics and violence but to show it from the vantage point of innocence: through the eyes of a child.

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