Vikrant Rona Movie Review: A Bone-Chilling Murder Mystery Topped With Sudeep’s Swag!

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By Harendra Babu

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Rating:


3.0
/5


Star
Cast:

Sudeep,
Nirup
Bhandari,
Neetha
Ashok,
Ravishankar
Gowda,
Jacqueline
Fernandez


Director:

Anup
Bhandari

Vikrant Rona is Kichcha Sudeeps most prestigious outing so far. The movie, which is made on a budget of Rs 95 Crore was released in 3D format, to spice up the cinematic experience of this action adventure fantasy drama that hit the screens on July 28. Written and directed by Anup Bhandari, the movie has been receiving great enthusiasm from fans and adventure movie lovers. Sudeeps portrayal as Vikrant Rona is most stylish and aptly set the tone and theme for this period drama, set almost half a century ago, in the tropical rainforest of a fictional village.


Vikrant
Rona

is
Kichcha
Sudeep’s
most
prestigious
outing
so
far.
The
movie,
which
is
made
on
a
budget
of
Rs
95
Crore,
was
released
in
3D
format
to
spice
up
the
cinematic
experience
of
this
action-adventure
fantasy
drama
that
hit
the
screens
on
July
28.

Vikrant Rona is Kichcha Sudeeps most prestigious outing so far. The movie, which is made on a budget of Rs 95 Crore was released in 3D format, to spice up the cinematic experience of this action adventure fantasy drama that hit the screens on July 28. Written and directed by Anup Bhandari, the movie has been receiving great enthusiasm from fans and adventure movie lovers. Sudeeps portrayal as Vikrant Rona is most stylish and aptly set the tone and theme for this period drama, set almost half a century ago, in the tropical rainforest of a fictional village.

Written
and
directed
by
Anup
Bhandari,
the
movie
has
been
receiving
great
enthusiasm
from
fans
and
adventure
movie
lovers.
Sudeep’s
portrayal
of
Vikrant
Rona
is
most
stylish
and
aptly
set
the
tone
and
theme
for
this
period
drama,
set
almost
half
a
century
ago,
in
the
tropical
rainforest
of
a
fictional
village.


Story:
The
film’s
story
is
set
in
a
haunted
place
called
Kamorottu.
The
movie
starts
with
the
murder
of
a
police
officer,
and
the
serial
killing
of
kids
follows.
Vikrant
Rona
(Sudeep)
is
assigned
to
solve
these
mysterious
deaths.
Who
is
behind
all
these
deaths
and
how
Vikrant
Rona
finds
the
serial
killer
forms
the
rest
of
the
story.

Performances:
Kiccha
Sudeep
carried
the
same
swag
throughout
the
film,
whether
it
is
action
sequences,
dialogues,
acting,
or
dance
moves.
His
acting
in
pre-climax
will
make
you
teary-eyed.
Nirup
Bhandari
as
Sanju
is
decent
but
he
surprises
in
the
second
half.
Neethu
Ashok
is
cute
and
gorgeous
and
she
will
shine
in
Sandalwood
in
the
future.
Jacqueline
Fernandez
as
Gadang
Rakkamma
will
add
more
glamour
to
the
film
and
the
chart-buster
song
‘Ra
Ra
Rakkamma’
is
a
treat
to
watch
on
the
big
screen.
So
many
new
faces
performed
well
in
this
film.


Technical
Aspects:

Anup
Bhandari
played
it
safe
by
choosing
his
strong
genre.
He
used
the
same
template
as
Rangitaranga
for

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What are the best hotels and resorts in the US? Vote now

Whether you’re planning a vacation, honeymoon or business trip, selecting your hotel is about so much more than a place to sleep. The best hotels and resorts offer a variety of amenities, activities and dining options to ensure you have a perfect experience.

We’re looking for the best hotels, best hotel amenities and best resorts across the United States. So, we invited a panel of hotel and travel experts to nominate their top picks, and now we need your help selecting the 10 best in each category. Vote for your favorite once per day until voting ends on Monday, August 15 at noon ET. Check back on Friday, August 26, to find out who comes out on top.

Click on each category below to vote:

Best All-Inclusive Resort

Vote for your favorite all-inclusive resort

What’s more appealing: being in a stunningly beautiful place or not having to think about adding up prices once you arrive? The combo of the two is a winning recipe for a relaxing vacation. We asked a panel of travel experts to nominate their favorite all-inclusive resorts in the U.S., and we need you to help pick a winner.

Vote: Best All-Inclusive Resort »

Best Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotels offer an escape of their own

These 20 nominees for Best Boutique Hotel provide unique accommodations in the middle of some of the nation’s greatest destinations, complete with the best modern amenities and service. Which one gets your vote?

Vote: Best Boutique Hotel »

Best Budget Hotel Brand

These budget-friendly hotel brands will make sure you have a great experience without breaking the bank

Lodging can easily become one of the greatest costs of travel, but you shouldn’t have to blow through your budget or stay in a tiny, boring room in order to save money. These 20 hotel brands combine affordable rates, plenty of amenities and even some freebies to set the scene for a comfortable and wallet-friendly stay – whether for business or pleasure. Vote

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Keep those shoes on, a TSA PreCheck pop-up enrollment is coming to Albany airport

COLONIE — Air travelers know that security checkpoint lines are one of the more unpleasant parts of boarding a flight. And with fears of COVID still out there, the crowded conditions add a level of anxiety for some.

But next month, Capital Region fliers will be able to easily enroll in the federal Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck program at Albany International Airport from Aug. 8 to 12 at a temporary pop-up site inside the airport terminal.  

TSA PreCheck is more valuable than ever during the pandemic because it reduces touchpoints with other people.

The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA PreCheck. It’s an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes.

Hundreds of airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide and more than 80 airlines participate in the program. 

“Enrolling in TSA’s PreCheck program enables Albany travelers to receive expedited screening at our security checkpoint as well as a rapid and efficient screening experience at congested airports and major hubs when returning to the Capital Region,” said Philip Calderone, CEO of the Albany County Airport Authority.

Travelers may make an precheck“appointment online and complete the process in-person or show up as a walk-in from Monday, Aug. 8, to Friday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the airport’s ground level near baggage claim.  

The application fee is $85 for a five-year enrollment in the program, according to the TSA website.

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Here’s How To Save Money On Flights, According To TikTok Travel Influencers

After two years of travel uncertainty, airlines are finally back in action, and those plane tickets you’ve been manifesting are patiently waiting to be claimed by you. The world is your oyster, and you can finally go anywhere you want — if you can afford the fares, of course. Even though travel options are open again, that doesn’t mean ticket prices haven’t been inflated, in addition to add-on travel costs like gas and food. It seems daunting to travel on a small budget, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your dream of embarking on life-changing adventures. Here’s how to save money on flights, straight from TikTok travel influencers who’ve nailed the best travel hacks out there.

Traveling is never really stress-free, which is why planning — especially with your travel budget — is so vital. It starts when you go to research your tickets, and if you do it right, you can save hundreds of dollars before you even fly. Luckily, the popular app has got your back with plenty of TikTok travel hacks to navigate the cheapest ticket possible for your next big trip. There are tons of tips, from how to save money on international flights to how to claim money the airline owes you for inconvenient delays. Browse through these TikTok flight hacks and use the extra money you save for souvenirs, amazing food, and experiences you’ll remember forever.

Use A Private Window Or VPN When Researching Flights

Whenever you search for plane tickets, TikTok user @trendytraveler recommends always using a private browser window or turning on “incognito” mode. This will block sites from tracing your cookies and raising prices based on your search interests.

She says it’s smart to use Virtual Private Network or VPN so airline sites can’t see the location you are searching from.

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New tourism grants seek to keep Virginians in state for their vacations

Communities across Virginia are about to launch new tourism initiatives. They’ll be encouraging people to drive to destinations in Virginia rather than flying out of state for vacations.

The pandemic might not be over yet, but tourism officials in Virginia say it’s time for a road trip. That’s why they’re hitting the accelerator on DRIVE 2.0 – sending $10,000 grants to 27 communities across Virginia — everywhere from Alleghany Highlands and Scott County to the Town of Damascus and Fairfax County.

Susan Payne is chairwoman of the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

“Driving rather than flying away on vacation or leaving the state but staying in the state and visiting what’s available in Virginia,” Payne says.

The plans are built around a hub and spoke model, identifying regional lures and attractions around hubs like Busch Gardens or Virginia Beach. Caroline Logan is director of communications at the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

“People are coming to Virginia to experience these iconic destinations and attractions, and what we do with the hub-and-spoke model is organize the other lures while they’re here,” Logan explains. “So, of course they may be going to Virginia Beach but they’re going to go and see a museum. They’re going to go to a winery. They’re going to do some outdoor recreation.”

The planning for these grants started before COVID-19 disrupted the economy, but tourism officials say now is an ideal time to create some buzz around an industry that was hit hard by the pandemic.

This report, provided by Virginia Public Radio, was made possible with support from the Virginia Education Association.

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Inflation and wage data suggest US prices will keep climbing


WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation surged in June and workers’ average wages accelerated in the spring — signs that Americans won’t likely feel any relief from rising prices anytime soon and that the Federal Reserve will feel compelled to further raise borrowing costs.

An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Fed jumped 6.8% in June from a year ago, the government said Friday, the biggest such jump in four decades. Much of the increase was driven by energy and food.

On a month-to-month basis, too, prices surged 1% in June, the biggest such rise since 2005. Even excluding the volatile food and energy categories, prices climbed 0.6% from May to June.

Employees’ wages, excluding government workers, jumped 1.6% in the April-June quarter, matching a record high reached last fall. Higher wages tend to fuel inflation if companies pass their higher labor costs on to their customers, as they often do.

Consumer spending jumped from May to June, the government reported Friday, but most of the gain was wiped out by higher prices. Many retail and consumer goods chains say inflation is limiting how far consumers’ money goes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Friday’s figures underscored the persistence of the inflation that is eroding Americans’ purchasing power, dimming their confidence in the economy and threatening Democrats in Congress in the run-up to the November midterm elections.

Some signs indicate that certain categories of inflation may moderate in the coming months, though not by very much: Gas prices have fallen since mid-June from an average national peak of $5 to $4.26, according to AAA. Likewise, other commodity prices, for items such as wheat and copper, have plunged.

But more persistent drivers of inflation show little, if any, evidence of slowing. The wage data released Friday — a measure known as the employment cost

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A Seasoned Photographer Shares Some Tour de France Travel Tips

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Miami-based photographer Alexander Aguiar traveled to France for the 2022 edition of the Tour de France. He shares with us some of his favorite images, as well as some travel tips, and photography dos and don’ts. Pro tip: Go with your mom (if your mom speaks French).

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Bicycling: Was this your first time spectating the Tour de France?

Alexander Aguiar: In 2019, My mom and I went to the Tour de France. We had a ton of fun, so there was an itch to go back (I have an itch for a third time). It doesn’t hurt that my mom is French. It was helpful to lean on her for translations since I don’t speak the language very well. I’ve been to France other times with my mom; it’s also nice to connect with my family’s heritage.

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Bicycling: Have you photographed other bike races or just the Tour?

Aguiar: The 2019 Tour was my first time photographing any type of cycling. I shot it on film, and I slightly regret not shooting it on a digital camera… which motivated me to go back for a second time. I don’t shoot the races too literally. I enjoy cycling and find the Tour to be incredible, but I don’t know all the riders competing, I don’t know all the teams, and I don’t know all the stats or standings for each stage. Instead, I focus on embracing the event with an “outsider’s” point of view (although I love my CAAD13, I don’t consider myself a cycling purist).

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Photo credit: Alexander Aguiar

Bicycling: When did you book your trip? Where’d you stay?

Aguiar: We decided to go after the Tour’s route was released in October 2021. Once we decided on the

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New to stream: Animated adventure Lightyear and memory-loss thriller Surface

LIGHTYEAR (Cert PG, 107 mins, streaming from August 3 exclusively on Disney+, Animation/Sci-Fi/Adventure/Comedy)

Featuring the voices of: Chris Evans, Uzo Aduba, Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, Peter Sohn.

BUZZ Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) and commanding officer Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba) crash-land their spaceship with a manifest of 1,200 slumbering passengers on a planet with aggressively hostile insectoids and vegetation.

Marooned 4.2 million light years from home, the Space Rangers reanimate crew and passengers to construct a fortified base from which to launch test flights of an experimental jet piloted by Buzz.

Unfortunately, time dilation dictates that for every minute Buzz spends travelling at hyperspeed, the people back at base age one year.

Buzz sacrifices precious years with the people he loves to complete his mission, accompanied by robot companion Sox (Peter Sohn), Alisha’s granddaughter Izzy (Keke Palmer) and rookies Mo (Taika Waititi) and Darby (Dale Soules).

In their way stands Emperor Zurg and an army of mechanised monstrosities.

Billed as the film which persuaded six-year-old Andy to ask for a Buzz Lightyear action figure as a birthday present in the first Toy Story film, director Angus MacLane’s out-of-this-world computer-animated adventure shoots for infinity and beyond but cannot escape the gravitational pull of high expectations.

Composer Michael Giacchino tugs heartstrings, especially in the film’s emotional gut-punch that elegantly underlines a Space Ranger’s personal sacrifices.

I confess that I wept like a leaky tap.

Visuals are breathtaking and feline Sox is a bountiful source of humour but Lightyear is one of Pixar’s fluffier and more forgettable offerings.

Compared with the thrilling earthbound escapades of Andy’s Buzz Lightyear figure over the past 25 years, child’s play comfortably wins out over intergalactic survival.

RATING: 3stars

SURFACE (8 episodes, starts streaming from July 29 exclusively on Apple TV+, Thriller/Romance)

THE truth is malleable

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Air passengers are using a TikTok travel hack where they pretend to need a wheelchair in an attempt to skip lines, airport CEO claims

Queues form at Heathrow Airport.

Delays and cancellations have caused significant problems for travelers at Heathrow Airport.Anadolu Agency / Contributor / Getty

  • Passengers are pretending to need wheelchairs to avoid airport lines, according to Heathrow’s CEO.

  • John Holland-Kaye told LBC that it’s due to people using a travel hack that they’ve seen on TikTok.

  • Demand for the airport’s wheelchair support team had increased “significantly,” Holland-Kaye said.

The CEO of one of the world’s busiest airports said that some passengers are exploiting a TikTok travel hack, where able-bodied people pretend to need wheelchair support, as a means of bypassing travel chaos.

John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport, told the Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) radio station that the airport has as many people working in its passenger support team as it had before the pandemic. However, demand for the team had increased “significantly,” he said.

“We have more demand than we had before the pandemic,” Holland-Kaye said. “Some of this is because people are using the wheelchair support to try to get fast-tracked through the airport. That is absolutely the wrong thing to be doing.”

He added: “If you go on TikTok, you’ll see that it is one of the travel hacks that people are recommending.”

A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport told Insider that the trend has been reported as happening at other airports. “It’s is obviously something we don’t condone which is why John brought it up today,” they said.

Amid a summer of travel disruption, delays, and flight cancellations — caused by widespread labor shortages that have left aviation firms stretched at peak times — stories have emerged of some disabled passengers being caught up in the disruption at various airports.

Holland-Kaye was responding to a claim by the host that disabled passengers were having to wait for mobility support at Heathrow’s third

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What people are searching for in Washington state vacations | Washington

(The Center Square) – The top three Airbnb destinations in Washington state are Seattle, Leavenworth, and Ocean Shores. The most desired amenities in the Evergreen State are a hot tub, sauna, and luxury bathroom.

So concludes Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. – known as IPX1031 – after examining Google Trends in each state across the country. Google Trends is a website that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages.

San Francisco, California-based Airbnb, Inc. operates an online marketplace for lodging, primarily homestays for vacation rentals, and tourism activities. The platform is accessible via website and mobile app.

“Washington’s top destinations for Airbnbs really reflects the diversity of the state,” explained Collin Czarnecki, study researcher on behalf of IPX1031, in an email to The Center Square. “On the one hand you have Washington’s tourist hub of Seattle drawing visitors looking for accommodations outside hotels in a bustling, urban center.”

He went on to say, “Then on the other hand, you have the mountain town of Leavenworth and the coastal setting of Ocean Shores showcasing the popularity of scenic destinations among Washington residents.”

Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington.

Ocean Shores in Gray’s Harbor County is a small coastal city known for its long sandy beaches surrounded by low dunes and a network of lakes and waterways.

“Given the dramatic scenery, mountain and water views of each of these Airbnb hotspots, it’s not surprising to see Washington residents want to indulge in spa-like amenities like hot tubs, saunas, and luxury bathrooms in their Airbnb rentals,” Czarnecki explained.

After enduring the lockdowns and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, IPX1031 contends Americans are catching the travel bug once again as the virus appears to be transitioning from pandemic to endemic.

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