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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark: Guillermo Del Toro’s spine-chilling horror film set to bring alive the wildest fears on the big screen

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a horror tale drawn from the iconic and deeply eerie book series by Alvin Schwartz

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Produced by Oscar-winner Guillermo Del Toro and directed by André Ovredal, the soon-to-release Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, is a horror tale drawn from the iconic, but deeply eerie book series by Alvin Schwartz. However, what’s most interesting is that the film, not only adapts Schwartz’s tall tales of terror, but also bring alive on screen, the iconic and skin-crawling illustrations by Stephen Gammell.

Talking about his reason for adapting these books for the big screen, Guillermo Del Toro explains, what kids loved most about these books is that these stories didn’t hold back. “They were genuinely designed to press all your buttons and bring all your wildest fears into the light. The first time you read them was a bone-chilling blast. But you could read them again and again and the scares stayed fresh,” shares Guillermo Del Toro, who has explored the power of horror to move, thrill and illuminate throughout his Oscar-winning filmmaking career.

About his big screen adaptation, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, he adds, “We wanted to recreate some of the most cherished, scary, fun and entertaining horror tales that are found in Alvin Schwartz’s books. But we do it in a way that is seamless within one story about a group of friends in the 1960s.” Del Toro says, “The beauty of these stories is that they have the eternal appeal of campfire tales that invite people to shiver together in anticipation, even when you hear them again and again. In our movie, we add to the fun of that themes of friendship, belief, compassion, and the idea that stories can damage, or they can heal.”

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Del Toro started with the idea of the supernatural book that writes itself and shifts reality in the process. “This was a chance to honour the book by telling a bigger story that would be very scary but also full of the playful spirit of youth, it was also a chance to look at the weight and responsibility of storytelling, so relevant in our world of social media today.

The book basically customizes a story before your eyes to tap into fears of the person reading it. This gives you the delicious thrill of seeing a story coming for each character you’ve gotten to know and then bracing yourself in preparation,” Del Toro concludes.

PVR Pictures’ upcoming movie, Scary stories to tell in the Dark is all set to give audiences a bone-chilling experience when it releases on August 9th, 2019 across cinemas in India. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such news and updates.

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Chiranjeevi on Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: This story has all kind of emotions suitable to a commercial film!

The periodic film, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has created a huge buzz since its trailer launch which was launched recently, and received very well by the viewers owing to the brilliant visuals, breath-taking performances and an iconic cast.

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Dr Chiranjeevi

The periodic film, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has created a huge buzz since its trailer launch which was launched recently, and received very well by the viewers owing to the brilliant visuals, breath-taking performances and an iconic cast. Evidently a lot of hard work and efforts by the makers of the film has been put in creating the SyeRaa world and it reflects from its trailer itself.

The film’s narrative celebrates the glory of the unsung hero, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy whose contribution towards the Indian freedom struggle hasn’t been much highlighted. It’s an untold story which has been executed in the grandest manner possible and has captured the fighter in its full glory.

Talking about the same, the Megastar Dr. Chiranjeevi shares, “So in the textbooks, we are reading about great heroes that fought against the British for the freedom, but this story was not told anywhere. Nobody knows about this story. This story has all kind of emotions suitable to a commercial film. That was I was tempted to that.”

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Not just Chiranjeevi, but Bollywood actress Tamannaah also has due respect for the freedom fighter. Sharing her views upon the same, Tamannnaah shares, “SyeRaa is a story people should know about, it’s about a hero that people don’t know about and should know about the freedom fight that we had.”

After gaining such valuable knowledge about the first Indian freedom fighter, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, the fans definitely eagerly awaiting the film so that they can experience the pride on Narsimha Reddy’s contribution to the Indian freedom struggle against the British Rule.

Also read: The greatest starcast of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy graced the teaser launch event with their presence

The period drama is based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who fought in what is known to be the first war of Independence against the British Rule in India. The movie features an ensemble cast of Shri Amitabh Bachchan, Dr. Chiranjeevi, Kichcha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Kishan, Nayanthara, Tamannaah and Niharika. For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.

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Vivek Oberoi is making a film on the successful Balakot attack led by the Indian Air Force!

The Balakot Attack was one of the well planned and executed attacks by the Indian Air Force (IAF) where a lot of terrorists were eliminated in one go, deep inside Pakistan. This event spooked Pakistan.

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Vivek Oberoi

Taking up the subject of the Balakot Attack, Vivek Oberoi is making a trilingual feature film in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu depicting the true facts, story and bravery of the Indian Air Force and their quick thinking, strategic planning with a strong political willingness. To ensure that the makers will take help of the team who witnessed the true events that happened. The film will be shot in Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Agra and will be going on floor end of the year.

It will encapsulate a string of events that took place starting with the attack in Pulwama where 40 jawans were martyred, followed by India’s well documented air-strike behind the enemy lines in Balakot. As a result of this, the Indian Air force foiled off an attack by Pakistan on Indian soil but the bravery of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman ensured that Pakistan’s plans were foiled. In the process, he ended up being in the enemy territory, but with the ingenious strategy of Indian Government and Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Abhinandan was released quickly and safely.

Also read: Vivek Oberoi reacts to the “Salman – Aishwarya” tweet controversy while taking a dig at Sonam Kapoor

Vivek Oberoi shared “As a proud Indian, a patriot and a member of the film fraternity, it’s my duty to highlight what our armed forces are truly capable of. This film is a powerful tool to underline the achievements of brave officers like Abhinandan, who went behind enemy lines and did what makes every Indian proud of them. The Balakot airstrike was one of the most well-planned attacks by the IAF. I followed everything in the news, right from the attack in Pulwama to the airstrike. There was a lot that was speculated and spoken about back then; this film will put all of that to rest, once and for all. I thank the IAF for trusting us with this story and we hope to do justice to it.”

 

The film will unfold a gripping story of events including the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan, Squadron leader Minty Agarwal and many unknown heroes of Indian Air Force. Amongst all these speculations and presumptions as to what had actually happened. For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.

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Manisha Koirala and Sanjay Dutt come together after a decade for Prasthanam

Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala will be sharing the screen space after a decade post working together in 2008 film Mehbooba.

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Sanjay Dutt’s upcoming film Prasthanam is all set to release on September 20th, 2019. Produced by wife Maanayata, the film is will also feature Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Ali Fazal. A remake of the south hit film by the same name, writing the Hindi version of Prasthanam was a challenge as the story needed a fresh spin. Speaking about the film, writer Farhad Samji says, “The original is a cult film, but it released nine years ago. Everything upgrades with time, so it was essential for us to make it palatable for today’s audience. However, the basic premise and characters have remained the same.”

Also read: Sanjay S Dutt Productions’ first Marathi venture Baba to be screened at Golden Globes!

Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala will be sharing the screen space after a decade post working together in 2008 film Mehbooba. Samji further adds, ‘’ I have grown up watching these two brilliant actors, but in this film, you will see them as characters and not actors. There is turbulence in their relationship and the story revolves around how they overcome it. We usually categorise characters as the hero, heroine, villain, and comedian, but in Prasthanam, everyone is related to each other in certain ways. It’s the complexity of relationships which keeps us glued. As compared to Singham and Simmba, which given the genre, were the epitome of ‘commercial’ writing, Prasthanam falls in more real space and has plenty of drama to spice up the proceedings”.

Jackie Shroff will be seen playing a loyal guard to the family and will be in a different avatar for the first time. Directed by Deva Katta, Sanjay S Dutt’s presents, produced by Maanayata Dutt, Prasthanam stars Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday, Ali Fazal, Amyra Dastur & Satyajeet Dubey. The film releases on 20th September 2019. For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.

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