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A screengrab from the trailer of Netflix's Meenakshi Sundareshwar. | Photo Credit: YouTube

Netflix’s Meenakshi Sundareshwar is all about the ‘South Indian aesthetic’. It lacks basics

The 2.5-hour-long film is about Tamil culture made by non-South Indians, who are extremely focused on convincing you otherwise.
A screengrab from the Sooryavanshi trailer. | Photo Credit: YouTube

From Xenophobia to lazy comedy — Sooryavanshi sums up issues with Bollywood’s police films

The Rohit Shetty film starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif underpins its moral centre on the phrase — “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”.
Poster of 'Only Murders in the Building' | Hotstar

Obsessed with true crime? Hotstar’s Only Murders with Steve Martin is the parody you need

Beware, crime show fans, Steve Martin and John Hoffman’s new show will make fun of you too.
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Forget Dil Chahta Hai, Raj Kapoor-Nargis starrer Chori Chori was the first road trip movie

On Manna Dey's death anniversary, remembering how the song "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" is more popular than the film itself.
An ambulance carries away the bodies of the 11 members who were found hanging from an iron grill in a house, in Burari, July 2018 | PTI

The horror in Netflix’s ‘Burari Deaths’ is that any of our homes can be a ‘house of secrets’

As journalists, police, neighbours, friends and even family try to make sense of what happened in the Delhi household in 2018, it’s clear that we’ll always ask ‘what if’.

Sardar Udham opens a new, rarely told chapter on the Independence struggle

Indians have seen the Independence movement in cinema from the eyes of Gandhis, Nehrus and Patels. Sardar Udham offers a rare peek into a rebellion led by Bhagat Singh’s HSRA.

In Subah, Smita Patil’s character broke glass ceiling of what ambitious women can’t do

Smita Patil plays Savitri, a woman who is capable, intelligent and ambitious, but often finds herself caught up in the complications of family life.
Ted Lasso | Facebook/appletv

Apple TV show ‘Ted Lasso’ passed its greatest test — winning over football fanatics

Football fans don’t get too many shows and movies they like. And the less said about ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ the better.
Billons | Disney+ Hotstart

‘Billions’ doesn’t have too many fans. But it is everything you need to know about America

What happens in a show that’s Goliath-vs-Goliath? Enter ‘Billions’, a show inspired by the prosecution of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen by Preet Bharara.
A still from Chehre | Facebook/PrimeVideoIN

Possible to steal Amitabh Bachchan’s thunder? In Amazon Prime’s Chehre, Emraan Hashmi does

Chehre is not just Rhea Chakraborty's comeback, it is also Emraan Hashmi's. He's far beyond a 'lover boy'.

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Indian bankers risk losing business to Google, PhonePe, says Uday Kotak

Banks will need to scale up technology, hire more and focus on customer and not sales-centric approach to match competition from the 'deep-pocketed tech firms', the Kotak founder said.

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PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia | Photo: PIB

S-400 deal in India’s ‘national interest’, will be the focus at Putin-Modi summit tomorrow

The $5.43 bn S-400 deal could invite US sanctions but India believes it is in the country’s security interests. The Annual India-Russia Summit will focus on defence, trade ties.

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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