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Rani Mukerji’s powerful comeback in Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is marred by a loose plot

The story itself has the potential to evoke distress, sympathy and rage, but it is Rani Mukerji’s performance that really takes it forward.

Netflix’s Rana Naidu is gritty drama packed with Rana-Venkatesh chemistry. But plot lacks meat

Directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Varma, the show has a heady mix of dark elements. But the profanity feels forced and deters the storyline.

Rajeev Ravi’s Thuramukham shows casual cruelty of upper class, Communist labour struggle is star

Those expecting Thuramukham to be a mass entertainer may be disappointed. But if you’re patient enough to withstand the slow burn, director Rajeev Ravi delivers sparks.

Oscar-nominated Tár is a Cate Blanchett show from the get-go. She will thrill you, stun you

Much like an orchestra, technical elements come together as Blanchett weaves a proverbial harmony that will be hummed and remembered for a long time.

Ranbir Kapoor’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar an endless drag with bad dialogues, misplaced songs

A female character in a Luv Ranjan movie can never be better than the guy, can she?

Taj is one of Naseeruddin Shah’s finest. It’s the script that doesn’t match

Created by Abhimanyu Singh and directed by Ron Scalpello, Taj neither valourises nor thrashes the doings of Akbar. It adds intrigue and fictional elements to turn history into a spectacle.

Sharmila Tagore makes powerful comeback in Gulmohar—riveting family drama on Disney+ Hotstar

The writers do not desperately weave a happy ending by speeding up the climax, rather allowing the Batra family to find beauty within the cracks.

Michael B Jordan, Jonathan Majors bring boxing genre alive with Creed III. It hits hard

The film, written by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin, doesn't need the machismo and gravitas of the Italian Stallion Rocky.

Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn is a sweet, engaging romantic drama. Bhavana shines in comeback film

Despite its predictability, the broth of messy relationships and love in this romantic drama is the highlight. The credit goes to director Asharaf too.

Akshay Kumar’s Selfiee is another lukewarm Bollywood remake. Watch only for Emraan Hashmi

Raj Mehta, who last made waves in 2019 with Good-Newwz, is back with a new mass entertainer. But Selfiee—based on the 2019 Malayalam film...

On Camera


PM Modi with industrialists | ANI

Cronyism isn’t new. Are we now seeing politics of business turn...

The Modani model demands a new theory for a State that is at once powerful and weak–powerful in its patronage and punishment but weak in its regulative capacity.
Representative image | Pixabay

India is prime ground for impact investments. Four factors are driving...

Samridhi fund, social stock exchange, Atal innovation mission--the Indian government's policy initiatives are further facilitating an investing landscape in India.


Defence minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: PTI

Made-in-India ATAGS, BrahMos, choppers: Modi govt clears defence acquisitions worth Rs...

Defence ministry gives nod for capital acquisition under new category of Buy Indian-IDDM. HAL emerges big winner as Navy proposals constitute more than Rs 56,000 cr.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.