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Barrier-breaking smash hit ‘Money Heist’ reaches the end — The Citizen



Netflix will on Friday launched the remaining 5 episodes of its Spanish smash collection “Money Heist” which blew open the door for different non-English language collection on streaming providers.

Created by Spain’s non-public Antena 3 community, the thriller about a gang of thieves and their elaborate heists grew to become Netflix’s most-watched collection not in English after it picked up the present in December 2017.

The destiny of the robber characters, all of whom have code names from cities round the world, even hooked audiences in the United States, which was not then used to dubbed exhibits.

The New York Times praised the collection and its twists and turns as a “pleasure experience in each sense” whereas Israel’s Haaretz newspaper known as it “severely riveting”.

The purple overalls and Salvador Dali masks sported by the renegade gang members in the collection quickly grew to become widespread round the world at costume events and avenue protests.

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“This is the first non-English language collection to turn out to be a world phenomenon,” mentioned Elena Neira, a professor of communication sciences at the Open University of Catalonia.

Thanks partially to the success of the present, Netflix and its rivals “realised that they didn’t want to supply every little thing in the United States” to get a world viewers, she added.

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Netflix quickly scored massive with different collection not in English, reminiscent of the French thriller “Lupin” and South Korean dystopian drama collection “Squid Game” which this 12 months grew to become the platform’s most-watched collection ever.

‘Highly addictive’

While the “Money Heist” screenplay is “not revolutionary”, it tells “a really common story, of the wrestle between good and unhealthy…with messages about the energy of girls, camaraderie and the have to insurgent,” mentioned Neira

“Lupin” shares lots of the present’s options, reminiscent of its give attention to a thief with “a sure ethical” side who’s “very clever,” she added.

“Money Heist” was additionally fortunate to have been picked up by Netflix shortly after the streaming service in January 2016 went reside in additional than 130 international locations, bringing its protection to nearly the whole globe apart from China.

Netflix’s advice algorithm additionally favours collection like “Money Heist” which end with a cliffhanger and are “extremely addictive,” mentioned Alberto Nahum Garcia, a professor of audiovisual communication at the University of Navarre.

“There was a type of alignment of the planets at a time when distribution grew to become much more international,” he added.
Neira mentioned the present benefited as effectively from the US streaming big’s willingness to take a position closely to dub and add subtitles to exhibits in dozens of languages.

Launchpad for Spain

The international success of “Money Heist” has additionally given Spain’s audiovisual sector an enormous increase.
“It positioned Spain’s business in a spot the place we by no means dreamed it may very well be,” the present’s creator Alex Pina mentioned Tuesday at a Madrid news convention to advertise the second a part of the fifth and remaining season of the collection.

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Netflix in 2018 signed a cope with Pina to supply new collection and tasks completely for the streaming big.
And the following 12 months it opened its first European manufacturing centre in Madrid, a part of a multi-million euro funding in Spanish language content material.

“Money Heist” confirmed that “tales will be created wherever in the world and be appreciated all over the place in the world,” Netflix’s vp of content material for Spain and Portugal, Diego Avalos, informed AFP.

Several “Money Heist” stars have turn out to be regulars on different Netflix exhibits.
Jaime Lorente, who performs hot-tempered robber Denver, and Miguel Herran who performs younger hacker Rio, showing in teen drama Elite, one other Spanish international hit.

Netflix head Reed Hastings mentioned it was “wonderful” to see Spanish exhibits like “Money Heist” and “Elite” “win the hearts of followers not simply in Spain, however globally”.

“Our purpose is to be a part of the Spanish inventive ecosystem. We are investing for the long run,” he added at the opening of the firm’s manufacturing centre in Madrid.

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Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music



Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music
Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music ( Photo Credit – A Still From Saajan )

Grandson of a legendary lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri,Aadil Jaipuri ,who has worked as a child actor ,is now a matured actor and making his debut with a music video with Wild Buffaloes music.The romantic song is called Sajjan, sung by Ankit Tiwari.

Aadil Jaipuri lived his passion for acting ever since he was young. ‘Do Aankhen baara haath’, ‘Laawaaris’, ‘Hadh’ and TV shows like ‘Zindagi Teri meri Kahani’, ‘Saamnewali Khidki Mein’, ‘Shhh … Koi hai’, ‘Aangan’, ‘Kaise kahoon’, etc are projects he has worked in. Aadil is the grandson of legendary lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri who has penned evergreen songs like, ‘Badan pe sitare lapete hue’, ‘Zindagi ek Safar Hai Suhana’, ‘Jaane Kahan gaye woh din’, ‘Sun sahiba sun’, ‘Baharon Phool barsaao mera Mehboob aaya Hai’ and many more.

Over the years, Aadil trained himself in dance and worked on his body focusing on strength and aesthetics. Recently, his music video with Wild Buffaloes Music, a new music label, that released its romantic song, ‘Saajan’, sung by Ankit Tiwari, was launched in front of the media and received a lot of positive response.

“Shying away from hard work is something that was never wired in me and I am glad that it wasn’t. When Divyansh, the director of my music video told me that he required me to cut down muscle mass and get leaner, I was like man, this is going to be a ride. Because the shoot was coming up in like 20 days and I had to cut roughly 7kgs. However, I knew one thing, what has to be done, has to be done and I achieved it”, said Aadil.

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The music video, set in an apocalyptic world of a Zombie rampage, showcased Aadil and his on screen love interest, Kashika Kapoor as two passionate lovers and trained dancers, amongst whom, Kashika is infected by the virus that will turn her into a zombie any moment. Aadil’s last wish is to dance with her one last time. “Despite being a trained dancer, when I heard the concept from Divyansh, I knew this will be

challenging because this was not just a dance sequence but I also had to emote my pain of losing my love to a virus and yet dance my heart out with her. It was a complete package and a brilliant concept to showcase my talent and honestly, Divyansh’s clarity and Kashika’s performance were two big supports”, expressed Aadil.

Shubhankar Jadhav, the choreographer and the editor of this music video designed the dance moves keeping their emotions and pain in mind and Aadil and Kashika have done a brilliant job in performing them rightly. When asked about his experience of working with Aadil, Shubhankar said, “Seeing Aadil bhai cut down was a treat for me. He is so hardworking that I was free in my head when I thought of certain steps that would require him to express the right emotions and dance along with them.”

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When Divyansh was asked about his thought behind casting Aadil for this music video, he said, “What more would I want in an artist, when he is brilliant with his performance as an actor, dances well and knows how to blend emotions and dance together. In addition I wanted an aesthetically fit artist and having known Aadil since ever, I knew he will give his all to bring me the look I wanted. Also, it’s a treat directing him for he exactly gives me what I want.” He further added, “It was so satisfying to hear from Aadil when he told me that what he achieved physically wasn’t his best and that he could have been a lot better but the crunch of time didn’t give him the chance to do so. However, wait for a few more months and you will see him at his ‘lean muscular’ best.”

Aadil is all pumped up for his debut and preparing up to return to big screen. His music video is available on the Wild Buffaloes Music YouTube channel and the song is out on music streaming platforms.

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“Gurnaam Singh Is Fierce Yet Calm, He Is Strong Yet Fragile”



Randeep Hooda's 'Cat' is a story of relationships - family, friendship and deceit!
Randeep Hooda’s ‘Cat’ is a story of relationships – family, friendship and deceit! ( Photo Credit – Movie Still )

Actor Randeep Hooda, is set to bring an intense and authentic story from Punjab with his upcoming crime thriller series ‘Cat’. This will be Randeep’s second venture in the streaming space after ‘Extraction,’ in which he shared the screen with Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth.

The trailer of the series was unveiled on Friday and it shows Randeep’s character of Gurnam Singh, a simpleton, who is compelled to infiltrate the drug cartels of Punjab as he works for the police in a bid to save his brother.

While Gurnaam is not new to this, the stakes are high, this time around. He finds himself plunged into the dark world of politics, corruption, and crime. The trailer is laced with drama, gore, and thrill and brings together the world of Punjab’s underbelly, politics, police, and drug lords.

Commenting on the occasion of the trailer release, Randeep Hooda said: “Gurnaam Singh is fierce yet calm, he is strong yet fragile and while you will find familiarity with this character, you will not be able to guess his next move. I am thoroughly excited with ‘Cat’ and that Balli (Balwinder Singh Janjua, the creator) has brought authenticity and genuineness to each and every scene.”

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Created and helmed by filmmaker Balwinder Singh Janjua, the series goes beyond the romanticised version of Punjab and puts forth a story of a brother’s love, remission and espionage.

Speaking about his foray into a direction, creator Balwinder Singh Janjua shares, “‘Cat’ is a very unique story and I am glad we could collaborate with Netflix to bring this story to life. As a writer and director, I will define ‘Cat’ as a story of relationships – be it family, friendship or deceit! It’s a story set in Punjab and explores two timelines as well as the underbelly and its complexities through well-defined characters.”

“We’ve shot in over 80 locations across Punjab to bring authenticity and flavour to the fore. Working on ‘Cat’ has been a rewarding journey and I can’t wait for the audience to experience it,” he added.

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Along with Randeep Hooda, the series stars phenomenal actors such as Suvinder Vicky, Hasleen Kaur, Geeta Aggarwal, Dakssh Ajit Singh, Sukhwinder Chahal, K.P. Singh, Kavya Thapar, Danish Sood and Pramod Pathal.

Produced by Movie Tunnel Productions in association with Jelly Bean Entertainment, ‘Cat’ will debut on Netflix on December 9 in Punjabi, Hindi and English.

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R&B Girl Group XG New Rap Video Out! Jurin, Harvey, Maya & Cocona Perform Their Own Different Beats- Watch!



Hiphop-R&B girl group XG release a new rap video featuring 4 members
Hiphop-R&B girl group XG release a new rap video featuring 4 members ( Photo Credit – YouTube )

High-powered girl group XG has come out with a new rap video featuring their four members. On Friday, a video entitled ‘[XG TAPE #2] GALZ XYPHER (Jurin, Harvey, Maya and Cocona)’ was posted to YouTube.

The video features individual performances from XG’s rappers: Jurin, Harvey, Maya and Cocona, with each of their own different beats and original lyrics.

The video will feature four samples, containing lyrics in English, Japanese and Korean – all in an unrivaled performance that is uniquely XG.

XG are a seven-member HipHop/R&B girl group consisting of Jurin, Chisa, Harvey, Hinata, Juria, Maya and Cocona.

They made waves worldwide with their second single ‘MASCARA’. Last month, XG released solo vocal performances by Chisa, Juria and Hinata receiving huge acclaim worldwide.

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With their second single ‘Mascara’, XG made a huge impact on the music scene, reaching number one on the iTunes song chart in 17 countries and territories and entering the Spotify ‘Viral50’ in 21 countries and territories.

Solo vocal performances by Chisa, Juria and Hinata were recently released, showcasing their exceptional vocal skills. These have received rave reviews from around the world.

Now, a new video from Hinata entitled ‘Welcome to My Party’ has been released. In this video, Hinata talks about her hometown, her hobbies and the type of music she likes to listen to.

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