Kabir Singh is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film written and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under T-Series Films and Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde under Cine1 Studios. A remake of Vanga's own Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017), it stars Shahid Kapoor in the titular role as a surgeon who spirals into self-destruction when his girlfriend, Preeti, played by Kiara Advani, marries someone else. Adil Hussain, Nikita Dutta, Arjan Bajwa, Suresh Oberoi, Dolly Minhas, Suparna Marwah, Anurag Arora, Soham Majumdar, Kunal Thakur, Anusha Sampath, Amit Sharma and Kamini Kaushal feature in supporting roles.
Harpal continues to oppose their relationship, despite Kabir's attempts to explain their love. Enraged, Kabir asks Preeti to choose between him and her family within the next six hours, or he will end their relationship. Preeti fails to reach back to him in time; feeling abandoned, Kabir injects himself with morphine and remains unconscious for the next two days. On gaining consciousness, he learns that Preeti is being forced into an arranged marriage and gatecrashes the wedding party; Harpal has him beaten and arrested. After Kabir is released, his father, Rajdheer, ostracises him from the family for his antics.
The two musician-songwriters who make up They Might Be Giants, John Linnell and John Flansburgh, first met in elementary school in Lincoln, Massachusetts. They became good friends in high school, writing and performing some songs together with Linnell playing saxophone and keyboards and Flansburgh responsible for running the reel-to-reel tape deck, but they only began playing seriously years later. Linnell, singer, accordionist, and keyboardist for the Giants, studied music for a year after high school, but elected to leave his studies to play keyboards for a Rhode Island rock band called The Mundanes. Flansburgh attended several colleges before dropping out of the university scene entirely; he taught himself to play guitar while working in a parking lot booth.
Their first major-label album, Flood, released in 1990, garnered mixed reviews. Small praised its \"torrent of catchy tunes and surprising lyrics in a range of styles, including reggae, country, swing, folk rock and even Monty Python-style parodies of show tunes and TV jingles.\" New York's Elizabeth Wurtzel was similarly disappointed: \"The Giants have failed to make an album that will matter to more than the select few who are in on the joke. Linnell and Flansburgh seem to be afraid that if they make another album with emotional depth [like Lincoln], instead of being clever spinmeisters with attitude, they might become the cranky, bloated rock stars that their music implicitly mocks.\"
They Might Be Giants, whose name is derived from the 1971 movie starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward, was formed in Brooklyn, where the pair moved after college. The Johns grew up outside of Boston and attended elementary and high school together. Linnell, singer, accordionist, and keyboardist, did not start to seriously pursue music until a year or so after high school. Flansburgh, who attended a few different colleges and ultimately dropped out, taught himself guitar. In 1981 they moved to the same apartment building in Brooklyn and started writing songs using a drum machine and tape recorder. They managed to find some gigs in the East Village; their first show as They Might Be Giants took place in February 1983. They quickly developed a cultlike following through their shows, generated record label interest, and started something unique in the music business: Dial-a-Song. The duo recorded new songs on Flansburgh's answering machine as the outgoing message, so that fans could hear material and leave their own messages, too. By 1988 the band had written 300 songs and received on average 100 calls per day.
With goofy titles like \"Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head\" and \"Youth Culture Killed My Dog\" the material on their self-titled debut fared well. With twenty songs and two cheaply produced music videos, They Might Be Giants gained some steady play on MTV and college radio stations. Thanks to MTV, their debut began to sell about 1,000 copies per month. Luckily for them, They Might Be Giants formed at a time when quirky bands were all the rage. In 1988 they released their second album, Lincoln, which fared even better. The album contains oddball songs like the accordion-driven \"Ana Ng,\" the silly ode to 1960s nostalgia \"Purple Toupee,\" and \"Shoehorn with Teeth,\" whose chorus proclaims \"He wants a shoehorn / The kind with teeth / Cause he knows there's no such thing.\" Nonsensical lyrics aside, these songs are a great example of the catchy, cleverly arranged and humorously felt nature of the duo's music. 153554b96e