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  • Supreme Court allows a raped minor to end her 30-week pregnancy
  • Mamata Banerjee calls Calcutta HC order in teacher appointment "illegal" and "one-sided", state government to file appeal in Supreme Court
  • Calcutta HC scraps TM|C government's 2016 process of appointing school teachers, 25757 teachers set to lose their jobs and asked to return their salaries
  • Congress tells EC to disqualify PM Modi for his speech saying Muslims will be the biggest beneficiaries of Congress' redistribution of wealth, alleges Modi trying to inflame passions and create enmity between communities
  • NCLT admits Indiabulls' plea against insolvency proceedins against Subhash Chnadra, the founder and chairman emeritus of Zee Enterprises
  • Vodafone FPO oversubscribed by 7 times, becomes the biggest such fund-raise
  • RBI tells payment companies to track dubious transactions that may be used to influence voters
  • RIL profit stood at Rs 21243cr in Q4 FY23 even as revenue rose by 11% to Rs 2.4 lakh cr
  • Stocks remain positive on Monday: Sensex gains 560 points to 73648 and Nifty 189 points to 22336
  • IPL: Rajasthan Royals on fire, beat Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets as Sandeep Sharma takes 5 for 18 and Yashasvi Jaiswal roares back to form with a brilliant century
  • IPL: Gujarat Titans beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets
  • IPL: KKR beat RCB by 1 run in a last-ball thriller in the heat chamber of Kolkata's Eden Garden with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees
  • Candidates Chess: D Gukesh emerges winner. Draws last match with Hikaru Nakamura to end at 9 points. Former tournament leader Ian Nepomniachtchi also draws with Fabioano Caruana to leave Gukesh as the sole leader and winner to challenge Ding Liren
  • Supreme Court says all cases of mob violence and lynchings should not be given a communal angle
  • Supreme Court tells petitioners who want elections to be held with ballot papers as they fear EVM tampering to back their claims of tampering with data
Calcutta HC scraps 2016 teacher appointment process, 25757 teachers to lose their jobs, ordered to repay salaries withdrawn in 4 weeks
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Jawaan: Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment

By Sunil Garodia
First publised on 2023-09-07 14:45:02

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Sunil Garodia Editor-in-Chief of indiacommentary.com. Current Affairs analyst and political commentator.

Remember that Emran Hashmi (playing a director's character) dialogue in The Dirty Picture - "filmein sirf teen cheezo ki wajah se chalti hai, entertainment, entertainment, entertainment". To which Vidya Balan (playing an upcoming actor) replies - "aur main entertainment hun". Shah Rukh Khan has got Emran Hashmi's The Dirty Picture code pat on and he can resoundingly say that main entertainment hun. Close on the heels of the record-breaking Pathaan, SRK has given the cine-going public lots to cheer in another hugely entertaining film, Jawan. It has a good story backed by powerful dialogues and is technically way above anything seen in Indian films. Above all, it has SRK - all of swag and some more.

The best thing is that when SRK is around, all other actors, accomplished in their own right, are infected with his indomitable spirit and give their very best. Hence Vijay Setupati, brilliant as always, performs a notch higher. Deepika Padukone is stunning. Nayantara is a perfect foil to SRK. Sanya Malhotra's performance shows she is hugely underrated and Sunil Grover looks different and gives a wonderful performance. Above all, director Atlee weaves his magic like only he can, with deft touches that have made him one of the most commercially-successful directors in India.

But it is SRK who gives it his all - in several avatars and espousing several causes with seeti-maar dialogues like "chahiye to Alia Bhat"; "bete ko haath lagane se pehle baap se baat kar" (which many think is a riposte to the Aryan Khan drug case) and "hum jawan hain, apni jaan hazaar baar dav pe laga sakte hain par desh ke liye, tumhare jaise desh bechne walon ke liye nahin". He is brilliant in action scenes and outstanding in emotional ones. The film has action, drama, emotion and punch lines is right doses to make it a mass entertainer like no other recent film. Reports suggest that it will have an opening day collection in the range of Rs 70-80cr, the highest ever for an Indian film. None of those who bought opening day tickets will come away disappointed. SRK & Atlee will mesmerize them.