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Netflix’s Delhi Crime Season 2 is breath of fresh air that doesn’t make crime ‘sensational’

Shefali Shah is back as 'Madam Sir' Vartika. But director Tanuj Chopra shows that even senior police personnel hold biases.

Maharani 2 sees Rani Bharti go from political pawn to queen bee. Watch it for Huma Qureshi

Maharani 2 is no Paatal Lok or Mirzapur, but it sure packs a punch and is better than season one.

You keep hoping Vijay Deverakonda’s ‘Liger’ will get better. It never does

Directed by Puri Jagannath, Liger has great actors, with even Mike Tyson thrown in, but lacks soul.

Robin Hood or thieves? ‘Tamil Rockerz’ gripping insight into piracy in Kollywood

Director Arivazhagan and writer Manoj Kumar Kalaivanan draw on notorious piracy site Tamil Rockers, which would leak movies, shows and music online.

Dhanush’s Thiruchitrambalam shows a food delivery man’s journey of love, loss and struggle

Mithran Jawahar and Dhanush have collaborated 12 years after Daringbaaz Aashiq for Thiruchitrambalam. It's a fresh break from blazing guns and loud dialogues.

Anurag Kashyap’s Dobaaraa a time and space defying gem. Watch for Taapsee Pannu

It’s hard to say if Dobaaraa will survive this season of Bollywood boycotts, but its sure to find a shelf life of its own on streaming platforms.

Better Call Saul on Netflix is right up there with Breaking Bad. Its finale is for the ages

Conclusion of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's masterpiece is fittingly sombre. It's built on stand-out cinematography and Bob Odenkirk’s flair.

Never Have I Ever has love, heartaches, flings and a little more this season

In Ms Marvel, we watched a commendable representation of the Pakistani diaspora. It's heartening to see Never Have I Ever carrying ahead the baton.

‘Gargi’ is special for two reasons: It is bankrolled by a woman and led by Sai Pallavi

'Gargi', streaming on SonyLiv, initiates an important conversation about what happens when a family sides with the abuser instead of the survivor.

Akshay Kumar’s call in Raksha Bandhan isn’t nationalism. It’s a shaky fight against dowry

Indians will connect emotionally with Aanand L. Rai's Raksha Bandhan. But its core idea is shaky at best.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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