Why Hollywood is no longer ROM-COM?

There was a time wherein Hollywood was meant for Rom-Com movies. Actors like Tom Cruise, Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Sandler, Paul Rudd, Colin Firth, Taye Diggs, Josh Lucas, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere many more were entertaining the audience with realistic plots with pure comedy and swoon-worthy romance. Even the actress like Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Julia Stiles, Meg Ryan many more.

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The main reason actors don’t want to sign Rom-Com movies because THEY DONT WANT TO BE A GOOD GUY!

Actor Hugh Grant, the man of ROM-COM movies has explained in an interview about Why he isn’t doing Rom-Com Movies anymore?

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“I’ve gotten too old and ugly and fat to do them anymore,” he said. “So now I’ve done other things and I’ve got marginally less self-hatred.”I was being paid tons of money. I was very lucky,” he continued. “And most of those romantic comedies I can look squarely in the face — one or two are shockers, but on the whole, I can look them in the face, and people like them. And I am a big believer that our job is to entertain. It’s not to practice some weird, quasi-religious experience.” and he continued “Every decision I ever made was probably wrong,” he said. “After Four Weddings, and the world was my oyster, I should’ve made interesting decisions and done different stuff. Instead, I repeated myself almost identically about 17 times in a row.”

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With Hollywood studios drastically climbing back the number of romantic-comedies they execute, the directors everywhere right connected to this style haven’t been ready to create new movies that could reassert the importance of rom-com. The journey of rom-com directors didn’t just appeal to long-established pictures in the style.

Everything that has transformed is distribution. Home viewing has shifted the standard for most movies, including the theaters owned for tent pole films that will make huge gains. Large, rich films that interest all four quadrants (male, female, under 25, and over 25) and have the quality and visual effects to justify the difficulty of going to the movies get the theater. Films meant to pursue Oscars get the theater. The middle films and small films are still being made, but go to the video on request, networks, and streaming services.
The cute romantic comedy genre has been cleaned up by networks like the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime, with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu bidding to offer cute romantic comedies to audiences that have cut the cord. Hallmark, for example, premiered 40 brand-new cute romantic comedies this holiday season. Hulu offered up Palm Springs and Happiest Season. Netflix parried with Holidate and Dash & Lilly. And some, like Emma and The Lovebirds, found theater lulls to fill.

The new actors & actresses are not interested in doing romantic comedies. It could be for many reasons but the fact still remains that they are simply not interested in doing these types of movies for any reason.

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ANIME is a hand-drawn and Animation originating from Japan(From Wikipedia). Japanese anime, a term derived from the English word Animation. 

A CARTOON is a type of illustration, sometimes animated, typically in a non-realistic or semi-realistic style. 

When you see the definitions themselves, you get the difference right? 


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The main characteristic of manga or anime that I have always admired is their aim to carry a sense of pure faith and not just childish good-over-evil material. Wicked people can change and find redemption. Miserable heroes can discover themselves through personal trauma, and in achieving so, find peace.

Life does have worth and meaning, though it must be struggled for. Hard work will pay off but maybe only in the long run (ex: Naruto).

Intensity is determined, from serving others, even to the point of self-sacrifice. Not all stories have these refined or philosophical messages, but many do. And when these simple but universal themes are created more or less convincingly into the foundation of excellent plots and figures. 

At last, if you want to watch anime and become familiar with it. I prefer the starter packs like Naruto, Death Note, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Saiki K.

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So, Once again Its “Anime” not “Cartoon”!


Types of Girlfriends

1.The Overthinker:

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This is the type of girlfriend that loves you a lot but is always unsure about almost everything. She thinks so much about every situation that she ends up having doubts and anxiety about everything. Though it might be a little difficult to deal with this type of girl, if you just listen to her and try to understand her, she can give you the rarest and the best kind of love.

2. The Sleepyhead:

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Sleepyheads can be the best and worst girlfriends, both at the same time. While they will bother you less, because they are so busy sleeping, they are also going to have lesser time for you because Sleep > You. They are the ones who do not find late night calls and early “good morning” calls romantic. What’s romantic to them is if you rub their backs while they sleep or just let them sleep in peace.

3.The Possessive One:

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If you have a girlfriend belonging to this category you better keep all your actions in check. A possessive girlfriend is not going to hesitate in breaking anyone’s bones and teeth when it come to her relationship with you. Remember Safeena from Gully boy? Yes! This is exactly that!! “MERE BOYFRIEND SE GULLU GULLU KARENGI TOH DHOOP DEGI NA USKO”. She is going to exercise her rights over you to the fullest.

4.The Passive Aggressive:

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She is probably going to be understanding and will never raise her voice, but this also means that you have to be specifically careful while dealing with her. She is going to use the silent treatment to show her anger and will probably silently give you the most brutal punishments for misbehaviors. She is the one who is going to come out of every argument as the “right one” and can make anyone agree to whatever she wants (this type can also be a little toxic sometimes).

5.The Fabulous and Famous:

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This is the kind of girlfriend who will make you insecure with all the attention and affection she gets from the world. She is unstoppable when it comes to being awesome and will also make you proud at many occasions. She is the one who is the center of attention almost everywhere she goes and she embraces it because she knows she is awesome!!


How To Lose Your Passion

It is weird just to hear these questions but there are thousands of people around you who are the living answers to the above questions. Yes, it’s true. Millions of people will think big but only one or two will achieve the goal of Big. What about the millions of people’s dreams & passion?

The main reason is “Reality Hit.” When reality hits many of them will lose passion & their dreams just to survive by applying for 9 to 5 jobs.

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How to Lose Your Passion?

  • Staying in a job that you hate without taking a risk to do the work you are best at.
  • Be in thought your parents will fund your business idea.
  • Thinking that Film Producer comes and knocks on your door for the script you prepared.
  • Just while walking on the street hoping you will get a chance to be a Model to walk on-ramp.
  • Following the same day-to-day routine never get a chance to feature on TIMES Magazine.
Even a small step towards the mountain you want to climb is better than the deep dive into the ocean that you hate.

We all face failures when we start this difficult journey to success. Each one’s happiness is different. One has dreamed of Own House, another has a dream of the architect, another sportsman, another will be having Entrepreneur, even someone might have a dream of a happy family. Dreams don’t matter about being big or small. It just matters did you achieved it or not. Are you happy with what you are doing?

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We never know what the future holds for all of us but we know what is our past and what we can do in present. So ultimately we are creating the path to the future. We know the exact destination but we don’t know the route. Some might reach through a shortcut, some might reach through a long route but the fact is “We should not stop the ride.” Keep on Enrouting yourself to your destination.

With a little bit of discipline, hard work, persistence you will be on the way to your SUCCESSFUL LIFE.

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Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikigai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.”

The term applies to becoming a way or purpose in life that originates one’s life valuable. Towards which a person takes natural and responsible actions giving them joy and a sense of the essence of living.

Ikigai can relate to possessing a feeling of confidence in development, as well as staying motivated. Psychologist Michiko Kumano depicts Ikigai as eudaimonic happiness, as it “entails actions of devoting oneself to pursuits one enjoys and is associated with feelings of accomplishment and fulfillment.”

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The book does a clean job of describing the theory of Ikigai to modern-day psychology (with Frankl’s Logotherapy from Man’s Search for Meaning Among others) and a few logical implications in an easy method. It speaks about wherewith hope plays important role in a man’s life and the different ways in which it shows itself. It also throws some ways to ‘find your flow’ and ensure that what you do receives 100% of your attention and that you enjoy whatever you are creating.

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The book also discusses certain other Japanese concepts like Takumi (specialized workers) and moai (connections with community or friend-circle). The brief discussions hold the privilege of being to the point and simple but pose the risk of trivializing them into regular self-help information. The work also delves into Japanese views on living life and persevering outwardly getting caught up in artificially-created urgency. The authors wished for the readers to research more or meditate more on the content given the short practice of the same.

The chapters on diet and exercises have added details and thus may be more serviceable. Certain foods are dealt with in greater detail is the concept of ‘Hara Hachi bu’ wherein one eats only 80% of what would assuage his hunger. The chapter on exercises includes illustrations and steps. While they may suffice for some of the purposes mentioned in the book – the philosophy behind them, progressive increments, other essential details are missing or insufficient.

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The hardcover is pretty and soothing with its matte texture. The inner pages are smooth & heavy with a cream tinge, The font size is good. The spine, as well as pages, holds up well. Overall, the book is quiet, light, and sturdy. I bought it for INR 460 against an MRP of INR 499.


The last-minute Valentine’s Gifts

Even though it is 2021, we are still in a hangover from 2020. Career has become the priority in 2021 Thanks to 2020 So, the majority of the young generation has no time to spare to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day. The question every couple has “What would be the best gift I can give?”. If you are looking for the answer to this tricky question? Then you have the best solution for the same. Here is the list of best gifts at the Last-minute to buy for your Valentine.

1. Personalised Table Clock

The precious time we spend with our partners is always memorable. So to make your partner feel special, presenting a table clock with your favorite picture on it would make your relationship more strong. If you want to look that you have put a lot of effort into it, extraordinary gift works.

2. Coffee Mug

It is the most traditional gift and mandatory too. A sip of coffee/ tea with your loved ones is always a special moment to remember. A coffee mug with your partner’s name will definitely make the day great. Try presenting this and enjoy seeing the happiness on their face. There are a lot of websites online that works on custom-made Mugs. You can go for it without a second thought.

3. Send Flowers to Work Place

If your partner is also a workaholic like you then send their favorite flowers to their workplace. It will also make your valentine and their colleagues say “Awwww”

4. Teddy- Always Works

How can we forget Teddy Bear? If you are gifting to “her” teddy works well. Order & Deliver a Huge size teddy bear to her doorstep now you can peacefully attend your meetings without worry.

5. Perfumes

If you are gifting to him, then a whole branded Perfumes collection gift box works great.

Last but not Least “Chocolates.”

Even though you fail to give the best gifts Chocolate, will never let you down. Even its He/She Chocolates are the Last-minute Gift to save you.

These are the few Last-Minute gifts one can present to one partner in these busy schedules.


Relationship & Internship : 7 loops in this roller coaster ride

There come many stages in a man’s life that decides how true he is ready to fight. If life is a war, then you better be warriors. It is not like the wars that have happened previously on this earth but a mental war.

We are fellowmen to the entitled thing called love, and we fail and fall, but never give up. This is the exact thing that is required in a relationship to last. This is the first and foremost and last and final settlement done, never give up in an internship, or relationship or an internship ?

Many people reach both points at the same time in their life and they often get confused as to what amount of dedication is to be volunteeringly applied and what in regards to the life we think is going to end if we didn’t end up with a good job. They both have many things in common, and they both teach us many things, in this rollercoaster ride of relationship and internship, these are the seven loops.


We regret, yes we regret a lot of things in life, but this is the most gratefully acknowledged and ethical regret one feels. When we first look out for an internship we look at the company as a beautiful girl. The older and known the company is the more we crush on it, also it becomes hard to reach. In both of the cases we dream of  a big job in the city and end up with a place 2 hours far from your home.


Things like this happens, where at the beginning the company/partner looks fun, attractive and great and after the party is over what’s left in the deck is empty glasses. Here it feels like it was better to just know the person from outside, maybe just the viewer is happy but not the consumer.


After some time into it, you finally doubt yourself, asking questions like “What if I was the one who wasn’t ready?” Or something like “What if I am the one who is not ready” and in this stage you are slowly moving towards getting single and unemployed.


You come across the question if you know anything about this ? About how serious this thing is and about how you have been joking away all your life and this is not a Canvas Laugh Club and you are yet to become a stand-up comedian. This is the moment of acceptance saying yes to not knowing


If a task given to you, you don’t take it seriously, because somewhere in you mind you are free of all this suffering and you just want to be with your friends and hang out and talk nonsensical things to them and maybe end up banging your head to the wall in order to figure out who has a bigger brain.


After a lot of put to thinking and taking stupid advices from your friends whose parents have thrown him out of the house and he lives with his aunt, you feel free. You feel that you no longer need to do this work. You are meant for something great, maybe NASA astronaut because you watch National Geographic, or maybe a WildLife Photographer because of animal planet. You are free now to dream.


Here you understand that you were not liking this from the first day, and with the advice of a homeless friend and a little ego, you decide to deny everything said to you. You start arguments that you don’t want to end. Even your body language is fighting a war.


When your thinking about everything is done, you start overthinking, and this time it is bad. Now all things considered you have no future at all. You regret things, you feel like your routine is gone, now there is nothing to do in life. Now everything Beautiful has ended and you didn’t value it when you had it. Still with the help of dreams of a wildlife photographer and a NASA astronaut you live up, you laugh at nonsensical things of your friends, you bang head on the wall to see whose brain is bigger and now you are single and unemployed.


Iranian Girl ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Jailed for 10 Years

An Iranian lady and Instagram impression who spurted to publicity in 2017 for posting massively deformed pictures of herself where she looked like a ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ have been confined to a decade in an Iranian prison a year after she arrested for her social media activities.

The woman, Sahar Tabar, 19, whose original name is Fatemeh Khishvand, from Tehran did thick makeup and editing to get the ghostly look on her face and following gained renown the zombie version of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. Indeed though she rumoured to hold 50 plastic surgeries to get the look. Shortly after she posted images of her emaciated face online, those spread viral, plus she earned nearly 500,000 followers on Instagram. Nevertheless, her account has been removed after her arrest. 

Still, though the largest people took Tabar’s posts as a laugh, this performance act later got her arrested on October 5, 2019, in Iran, along with three other female Instagram influencers. She was restrained by judicial authorities after members of the society reportedly made accusations against her.

The statements against her were blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through improper means, and also supporting juvenile people to corruption and disrespecting the Islamic Republic. Nevertheless, a report in The Guardian said that Tabar had been realized of two of the four rounds against her, but she did not want to comment more because she was yet wishing for a release.

The news regarding her sentencing was verified by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad. The journalist and activist told Daily Mail that she spoke to Tabar’s lawyer who confirmed that the influencer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the past few days for “promoting public corruption.”

Alinejad shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “10 years jail for Iranian Instagrammer who used makeup and Photoshop to become a zombie Angelina Jolie. Sahar Tabar is only 19. Her joke landed her in jail. Her mother cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie! we need your voice here. Help us..”

The statement also mentioned that Tabar’s pharmaceutical reports imply she was enduring from mental sickness, with a chronicle of visits to psychiatric clinics, making the 10-year punishment even less understandable. Her attorneys had also asked for her to be cleared and pointed to her age at the time she committed the alleged offenses.


5 Mind Blowing Substitute at the cost of new Air pods Max.

The world renowned company apple has recently announced the new ‘Airpods Max’. As claimed by Apple the Airpods are a new generation transcendence to its previous versions of Airpods. However the daily observers and consumers of the i-products have a slightly changed perception towards this one.

The launch date for the Air pods is scheduled on 15th of December, and the price to make these precious yours is fixed at 59,900. The price however proved to be the enemy for the Indian market. Millennials have been widely using Apple products to meet their materialist lifestyles, but to date, as social networking gave rise to social communication so did it raised the bar of how companies would stack up the hard-earned money for the things we don’t really need. You must have surely heard about the jokes “selling human organs to buy an iPhone”. All are familiar with such phrases and this has caused a drop in the trend and excitement that once Apple held high.

We at Bakkbenchers, have some alternates, amazing and mind-blowing ideas as to where you millennials can spend the same amount and get something of real value back.


OTT platforms are now a part of our day-to-day life, one always looks out for quick entertainment, a pass time, and OTT’s have never failed us. Netflix being the most known and most used platform offers various deals over subscription. Now the amount of these air pods is 59,900, ever wonder what would be if the same amount is put into a subscription plan?

Among various deals and subscription plans offered by Netflix even if we choose the premium plan that goes up to 9,588rs per annum. We could end up having 6 years of Netflix subscription against the amount of new air pods. Isn’t it mind blowing?


Now we know that many of you are currently members of some gym, cycling team or any sport group. Those who aren’t, but wish to be, these air pods are never going to make you slim. Of course, you can listen to some workout songs but it could never make you sweat.

In India gyms offer various deals to their plans that can sometimes cost golds, it includes many services apart from the space and equipment to the member, yes sir it also offers an attractive body. Now who wouldn’t have dreamt of having a torso like Hritik Roshan ? Or even the confidence that comes along with a good body. The slightly expensive but not too cheap gyms in India cost 20,000 per annum for a member, along with the spa and training and cardio that is mandatory. The cost alongside the Airpods can bring you 3 years of membership to a lavishly Viking gym.


When we ought to bring someone in a serious relationship, we never just end up at a movie or some gala time together. We take them to expensive dates, the key to success. Many girls just don’t end up on good looks and your humour, they can easily take you up to three months of meeting and laughing, but in a relationship anything short than 3 months is not a relationship but an internship, that too an unpaid one.

A perfect date begins with class and ends like 31st of December, celebrated. To make the girl adore the efforts and attempts of a perfect date with a movie and an expensive dinner is like chocolate dip in ice-cream. But how much does an expensive date cost ? If we calculate the 5 mile cab drive, the movie tickets and dinner for two in an exclusive restaurant we could wind up around 5,500 for each date. Now with the prize of new Airpods, you can sum around 10 dates, and maybe end up with something that would last and actually make you happy


We all love to travel don’t we ? We loved when Bunny travelled the world singing ‘ilahi Mera jiya eei’ didn’t we ? Travelling arose a sense of beauty, belonging to this earth and under the long spreaded arms of a mountain one writes poetry or even paints. The best is to click a photo, no longer can one wait to absorb the beauty of nature.

Where would one travel with the money the same in amount as an Airpods. Well we have some amazing coastal options for your next summer.


Hong Kong is a wonderful place to explore culture, lifestyle and landscape. It does not only emphasise the culture that was rooted in the east but also has homes for  improvisation to the western world. 59,900 Rs can bring you to Hong Kong with cheap night flights and a calming 3 days with your friends in a good hotel stay.


Indonesia is also a major tourist attraction in the world, where many people from around the world come to enjoy the beaches and the party feel to the country. Flights with 3 days stay is possible with the amount.


Sri Lanka, our neighbour, holds many beach resorts that are pocket friendly and approachable. One can have a great swim in the blue waters and rest their days off in Sri Lanka.


Philippines, a coastal paradise, has many water sports activities that one can enjoy being carefree. It also has one of the cheapest markets in the world where you won’t have to spend much for good products.


Cambodia is one cultural place where you can see a lot of Buddhist and Hindu temple architecture, some that are still active and some that are ruins in the forest. Cambodia is a adventure pass time to those who seek something different from their travels.


It was a long time ago when the food made at home was exciting and social, in the nuclear family members they lack the taste of social interactions. Hence we seek out food outside, where it looks delicious, tastes wonderful and the food had with loved ones is always the best.

These foods in joints and mini restaurants and café are our social connections with people that is why we end up spending 11,000rs per month on such food. If compared to the price of new air pods you wouldn’t have to worry for at least 5 months for your food.


The Rise of K-World in India.


India is one of the diverse nations in the world. According to the recent update  from  Netflix in India  the highest average watch time of more than 120 minutes, the  viewer counts was 20 million in July 2018. Many people in India have been  watching Films and TV shows from all parts of the world.  But the recent update is Indians high in number have attracted to Korean Films and TV Series. Well, Yes…Thanks to Lock Down.

Usually the biggest hits like Friends, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones etc was watched by millennials. As years passed slowly the love for Korean started in India and rapidly increased in Lockdown. Many Korean series and films started to play on different digital platform on India.

The attraction of Male lead’s handsomeness, the OST of the dramas and the heart warming story lines made the viewers to turn into “FANS”.


K-pop is new wave globally. Many of us would have heard Gangnam Style Song which went widely viral in 2012. Gangnam Style is a song by South Korean singer Psy. A popular boy band in K-POP called Bangtan Sonyeondan popularly known as BTS has bought millions of people together as BTS Army including thousands of Indians. The septet—composed of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. No doubt, if BTS perform in India in upcoming years by seeing the fanbase for V. Not only BTS there is a another globally fan based girls band called Blackpink.

Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. Apart from these two groups there are other plenty of bands where people go mad for their concerts.

Finally, As conclusion Korean Dramas and Films slowly has made a way into Indian Entertainment. Speaking Globally Koreans Entertainment have shown their strength by grabbing the Oscar in Academy Award for best film “Parasite” 2019. If you are bored or wants to watch something cherishing K-Dramas is best one.