Breathe - Into the Shadows Review: Here is our review of Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh starrer Breathe

  • ByRiya
  • Published: July 10,2020

Breathe season 1 was one of the first web series to come out of India and it was equal parts engaging and thrilling with outstanding performances from both R Madhavan and Amit Sadh. I was eagerly looking forward to the second season of the show, especially after it was announced that Abhishek Bachchan will be joining the show with Amit Sadh returning as no-nonsense cop Kabir Sawant. 

After watching the first four episodes of the second season, I can say for a fact that Breathe season 2 titled Breathe - Into the Shadows is worth your time and a worthy successor to the previous season. The show is about a couple Dr Avinash and Chef Abha (Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen), whose only child - a 6-year-old daughter is kidnapped. The kidnapper contacts them after nine long months and gives them the task of murdering, so far, two people with a special condition. The cause of their deaths should be anger and lust. Unwittingly, the couple gives into the kidnapper's demand and go on a path that is bound to end in destruction. Moreover, Inspector Kabir Sawant (Amit Sadh) is closing in on them. 

What I really liked about the season one was that the characters were well fleshed out. Each of them had their own demons. Breathe 2 is no different. There are Avi and Abha, who are willing to go to any lengths to save their only daughter, there is Kabir, who has to deal with the ghosts of his past once again. There is also another character (Saiyami Kher) who barely had any screentime in the first four episodes but we know the reason for the stuff that she is doing. 

The fact that there is a plausible back story to all these characters makes you feel invested in them even if you don't spend much time with them. Director Mayank Sharma hasn't wasted much time and comes straight to the point in the first few minutes of episode one itself. However, the show is more of a slow burner than a roller coaster ride as one would expect from these kinds of thrillers. 

The show keeps you hooked from its first episode itself. However, there are quite a few loopholes in the narrative. The plot is not as smart or edge-of-the-seat as Abhishek Bachchan claimed in pre-release interviews. Going by the first four episodes, the pace of the series should've been a bit faster. 

The background score works, the cinematography is good and I am glad the makers have not opted for the cliched Delhi shots. The is editing is also fine. 

Coming to the performances, Abhishek Bachchan is phenomenal. He shows a range of emotions and nails it at the beginning itself. His outburst will hit you right in the feels. 

The ever-dependable Amit Sadh displays new dimensions to his character. The character here is more subdued than it was in the previous season and his look of a gentle giant goes well with his characterisation. 

Nithya Menen seemed a bit awkward initially but delivers a good performance in her second venture in the Hindi film industry. Hrishikesh Joshi is a riot. 

Overall, Breathe - Into the Shadows' first four episodes promise to be a slow-burning ride that will satiate the thrill-seeker in you.

Web Series Name: Breathe - Into the Shadows
Rating: 3.5 stars

When Kareena Kapoor feared that Hrithik Roshan's marriage would be affected because of dating rumors

  • ByRiya
  • Published: July 10,2020
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Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has completed two decades in the film industry, has never shied away from answering questions that others might run away from. Be it rumours of fights with her co-stars or addressing link-up reports, the actress doesn't mince words when posed with tough questions concerning gossip mills of the film industry. 

But while Kareena has worked with many leading actors, it was her screen presence with Hrithik Roshan that often became the talk of the town. In fact, Kareena was also set to make her acting debut opposite Hrithik in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai but things didn't work out as planned. The two actors have worked together in many films including Yaadein, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, and Mujhse Dosti Karoge

While the duo's chemistry continues to be loved, years ago, there were rumours that the two were dating. Addressing the alleged link-up, Kareena, in an old interview, had said that she feared the affair rumours might impact the actor's marriage with Sussanne Khan. The couple, however, is now separated. 

Kareena was quoted saying, "I was more bothered that his marriage would be affected. For me, it was a professional hazard. First it was Hrithik. Tomorrow it could be someone else. As long as I know the truth, I'm fine."

Further, the actress also revealed why the rumours irked her so much and said that she was shocked to see the "insinuation that I was willing to give up my career to run after him." 

Cut to today, Kareena is happily married to Saif Ali Khan. The power couple of Bollywood tied the knot in 2012. The duo is now parents to the internet's favourite star kid, Taimur Ali Khan. As for Hrithik, the actor continues to co-parent his sons Hridhaan and Hrehaan with ex-wife, Sussanne Khan. 

Vikas Dubey Encounter| #RohitShetty trends on twitter, Netizens call Vikas Dubey encounter straight out of movies

  • ByRiya
  • Published: July 10,2020
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Gangster Vikas Dubey made headlines nationally after he killed eight policemen while they were headed for a raid at his house. Post the killings, the gangster fled the scene and for almost a week, the cops were searching for him. He was finally arrested yesterday from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh and was handed over to the UP police. Earlier today, he was being brought back to Kanpur via road and it has been alleged that the car overturned after skidding due to heavy rains that injured a few policemen. Taking advantage of the situation, the gangster allegedly tried to escape by snatching a rifle from one of the cops and was killed in retaliation after he fired shots at police. 

As soon as the news of his encounter broke, Twitter erupted with many having a field day. Interestingly, Rohit Shetty started trending on the social media platform. Many are saying that the encounter is straight out of a Rohit Shetty film with a car overturning. 

One user wrote, "A night before Physicist Rohit Shetty explaining how to create a scene to the overturned convoy. Moreover, Justice has been done to martyrs." Another tweeted, "Rohit Shetty coming up with Singham 4. Akshay or Ajay sir who gonna lead the role. Only time could let us all know." A netizen simply tweeted, "Singham 3 Directed by Rohit Shetty".

Check out some of the tweets below: 

On the front, Rohit Shetty is awaiting the release of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi. The movie is a part of Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe or Singham Universe, and is a sequel to Ajay Devgn starrer Singham, Singham Returns and Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba.

Sooryavanshi was supposed to release on March 20 but had to be postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic that led to the global shutdown. 

Dil Bechara Title Track | You won't be able to take of your eyes from Sushant in the song

  • ByRiya
  • Published: July 10,2020
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And the first song from Dil Bechara is finally here! It's the title track of the film and let's just say how beautifully it has been conceptualised by composer -singer A R Rahman, lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya, choreogprapher Farah Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput dancing to their tunes like a true charmer. It's a treat not just to the ears but even to the eyes with Sushant's smile being the showstopper from one frame to another. Farah Khan had recently revealed that Sushant shot this song in one take and well, his moves are sure to bowl you over.

Dil Bechara is no longer just a film; it's an emotion considering it's Sushant's last film. The actor died by suicide on June 14, leaving behind his inspiring legacy with this one final film, releasing as nothing short of a tribute to the late actor. This is precisely also what explains the record-breaking likes and views on Dil Bechara trailer that released a few days back. The entire nation has come together to ensure Dil Bechara emerges as the blockbuster of all times. We won't be surprised if this song too turns out to be a chartbuster with the most liked, or most downloaded record to its credit.

Check the song here:

Below are the lyrics of Dil Bechara Title Song

Dil Bechara
Friend Zone Ka Maara

Dil Bechara
Friend Zone Ka Maara
Friend Zone Ka Maara

Koyi Toh Bata De Kya Karoon
Koyi Bata De Kya Karoon

Dil Bechara
Friend Zone Ka Maara

L Mein Joda OVE
Main Toh Love Love Love Hi Kiya

Usne Joda IKE
Mere Ko Like Like Like Hi Kiya

Dil Bechara
Friend Zone Ka Maara

Oh Baby Yaad Hai Mujhe
Tera Birthday Day Day
Tera Birthday Day Day Day

Tu Har Saal Mera Birthday
Bhool Bhool Bhool Jaye Roz
Tere Call Ki Main Raah Dekhun
Tu SMS Bhi Na Kare

Tu Mujhe Miss Bhi Na Kare
Kyun Mujhe Miss Bhi Na Kare

Dil Bechara
Friend Zone Ka Maara

Dil Bechara
Friend Zone Ka Maara
Friend Zone Ka Maara

Directed by Mukesh Chhabra, Dil Bechara is based on the famous novel, Fault In Our Stars. The story revolves around girl who is battling cancer and a guy who tries to do everything to fulfill her wishes. Sanjana as Kizie and Sushant as Manny play the role of this cute couple in Dil Bechara. The fact Sushant's last film deals with he trying to make someone happy is making people emotional for more reasons than one. There's also a dialogue in the film which revolves around life and death.

Dil Bechara is all set to stream online from July 24 on a popular OTT platform.