Wild Dog Movie Review: Nagarjuna Revvs Up The Action Genre

Nagarjuna's starrer Wild Dog directed by Ashishor Solomon is a must watch for all the movie buffs who love high-octane action. Read the full review here:

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Wild Dog Movie Review: Nagarjuna Revvs Up The  Action Genre

No  trial, no  jury, only  fury... That could sum up Nagarjuna’s role as the encounter-friendly cop from the imaginary anti-terror cell known as  National Investigation Agency(NIA). Nagarjuna, 61, looks at least ten years younger as he assumes the action-hero avatar in this brisk-paced anti-terror drama, which is always on the move.

There is hardly a moment in the 2-hour feast of fury where Nag playing Vijay Varma (a.k. Wild Dog) is not on his feet furiously chasing down and gunning one dreaded terrorist after another. 

Ali is a Bachchan fan and we get a bit of a break from the relentless pursuit of terrorist when Ali  recites Mr AB’s dialogues from Rann.  The rest of Nag’s team, like the chap who’s recently married and yet to go on a honeymoon,  is also vividly  sketched, although they have very little me-time in this action-packed adventure which moves from Hyderabad to Darbhanga to Bihar to Kathmandu to Nepal with a hurling celerity. 

The narrative gives us no time to think. There is  hardly a pause and thankfully no song breaks, as Vijay and his team chase the Yasin Bhatkal modeled terrorist to Nepal from where he must  be extracted without bloodspill. It’s all done in the spirit of a thrilling adventure. And that’s not such a bad thing. Just because a film owes its allegiance to newspaper headlines, it doesn’t follow that the content must preserve a  reportorial dryness of tone.

While ensuring we the audience remain hooked to the proceedings Wild Dog  also applies  a well-researched plot to the proceedings. For  example, while justifying his guerrilla operation to catch the main terrorist , Nag quotes examples from world  history.

 There is a constantly engaging pull-and-push between fact and  fiction, and that’s the film’s  USP. However a lot of righteous indignation   could have been avoided to make the  proceedings less self-important.  I found the  sequence just after intermission where the  principal terrorist Khalid( Bilal Hussain) compares the making of a bomb to his mother’s cooking to be  funny. Or that van with Nag’s team  at a wedding in Nepal pretending to be kebab caterers: the van has ‘Lucknow Kebabs’ printed on it. Really?!

My biggest problem was with seeing Islamic terrorists speaking Telugu. Though we are  warned  about the  linguistic liberty in the  opening credits  it still jars. I suggest  everyone get over these  hiccups of logistics and enjoy  Nagarjuna’s vibrant vibes as he shoots down one terrorist after  another, reminding us that the time for dialogue  (in Telugu  or otherwise) with  militants is  long over. It’s time for action. Nag style.

Sayami Kher playing the only significant female  role (Dia Mirza makes a serene guest appearance  as  Nag’s wife) comes into the film midway, all flaring nostrils and  blazing machineguns.Wish there was more of her. The background score(S Thaman) is aptly breezy  and uncomplicated. Like the  mood of  the  film.

 


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Easter 2021: Ileana D’Cruz Talks Hot Cross Buns And Easter Eggs; Says Her Mother ‘Reinvents It Every Time’

On the occasion of Easter 2021, Ileana D’Cruz says that her mother loves celebrating it and dishes out scrumptious meals like a genie which makes the festival all the more fun. Read more here

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Easter 2021: Ileana D’Cruz Talks Hot Cross Buns And Easter Eggs; Says Her Mother ‘Reinvents It Every Time’
Actor Ileana D’Cruz is celebrating Easter 2021 with full glory. She is in a jovial mood as her mother loves celebrating it where she dishes out some scrumptious meals like a genie which makes the festival all the more fun and happening. While talking to TOI, the actor revealed that during Easter, they would go to church and Easter Sunday would be a day of goodies. She also revealed that the one thing that’s special on Easter is hot cross buns, however, her mother reinvents it every time. 

Ileana also mentioned that her mother puts something new to the menu as she likes to experiment with it but the constants have always been ‘hot cross buns and Easter eggs’. This year, given the pandemic, Easter will be very different for her as she told the portal, “The pandemic has changed not just the way we celebrate festivals, but practically everything for everybody. It definitely has muted festivals and for a good reason. But there’s no denying that I miss our festive family get-togethers.”

“Last Christmas, I missed the big parties that mom would host with all her friends coming over, and everyone crowding over a massive table full of food. So, it’s different for sure. I have a big family and have had the chance to hang out with them over the last few months. So for now, I am going to stick with those memories until I can spend the next festival with them,” she added.

Given the pandemic, Ileana said she will be spending a quiet Easter at home this time around. She will go out with some of her friends and spread her own kind of Easter cheer. ALSO READ: Ileana D’Cruz Celebrates 34th Birthday With Team Wearing Just A Bathrobe; Actress Shares Pic From Midnight Celebration


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Here Are Some Unseen Pics From Ayushmann Khurrana's Latest Trip To Northeast India

Ayushmann Khurrana can’t stop gushing about his latest trip to Northeast India, shares that it will remain special for him

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Here Are Some Unseen Pics From Ayushmann Khurrana's Latest Trip To Northeast India
Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has come back to Mumbai from the Northeast with loads of special memories to cherish for a lifetime. The youth icon wishes to return to the picturesque Northeast soon and reveals how the places and the people have left an indelible impact on him. He shared this trip will remain one of the most special ones as it helped him to discover the country. He shared falling short of words to describe the effect the trip left on him. 

Ayushmann says, “I have always looked forward to discovering the unexplored. So, my trip to the North-east truly touched my heart. I experienced so much beauty, so much love from people, so much character and diversity of our country, that it will always remain one of my most special trips that helped me discover more about my beautiful country.” He adds, “Words will always fall short if I have to describe the effect North-east has had on me. I’m glad we could shoot in the North-east because it helped me learn something new about how incredible India is.”

Talking about the beautiful memories of touring and shooting for Anek in Northeast, Ayushmann says, “I can’t wait to go back to the Northeast because I have returned to Mumbai with memories that are so personal and overwhelming. I’m grateful that we could shoot Anek so smoothly there. I was shooting a film for the first time in the Northeast and I didn’t anticipate the love I would get from the lovely people there.”

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He adds, “What I cherish the most is the warmth I got from the kids in Northeast. It was truly special to meet them and soak in their love. Also, I could get my family to spend some time with me and we toured Kaziranga and made beautiful memories together. It was special and we loved every bit of this serene, rejuvenating vacation.” ALSO READ: Ayushmann Khurrana Is Listening To THIS Soundtrack From Malayalam Film Kumbalangi Nights; Says ‘Can Never Get Over’ The Song

Ayushmann got to discover the extremely popular red tea (called Lal Sa) in Assam and has become a big fan of it. He reveals, “I discovered the beautiful Lal Sa (Lal Chai) and thoroughly loved it. I was drinking Lal Sa every single day on the sets and have got it home too. It’s like I have brought home a little piece of Assam with me. Whenever I miss being in the North-East, and I feel this frequently, I ensure I make myself a cup of Lal Sa and think about my beautiful time there.” ALSO READ: Ayushmann Khurrana Compares His Career Journey To That Of 'Every Indian Trying To Make A Name'

The star hopes to visit the Northeast again, soon! “Just the thought of Northeast makes me tremendously nostalgic and it is beckoning  me to head there soon. Hopefully, I will manage a quick trip as soon as my schedule permits,” he says. ALSO READ: Ayushmann Khurrana Blames Tahira Kashyap For Ruining His Attempt To Be A Doctor; Says ‘This Girl Was Solely Responsible For My Bad Scores In Class 12 Boards’




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