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The Great Weddings of Munnes is far from perfectly cooked rom-com. It’s a recipe for disaster

The small-town setting and under-confident protagonist have been used,overused, and abused far too many times in this 10-episode series on Voot Select.

Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is Doctor Who for adults. What hurts it is Netflix’s release strategy

Netflix's TV series based on the fantasy novelist’s comic book The Sandman isn't afraid to take you through multiple time jumps without making it confusing.

Netflix’s Darlings is a treat. A dark comedy pulled off by Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah

Jasmeet Reen's Darlings deals with the question that Indian women have heard time and again: Why don’t you leave it if it is so bad?

Rajesh M, Venkat Prabhu bring dark comedy to SonyLiv’s Victim, challenge you to rethink

With an impressive line-up of directors, Tamil series Victim reminds you of an Edgar Allan Poe style of fiction.

Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ hits the nail on the head despite clichés, dodgy Russian accents

Adapted from a Japanese dark comedy novel, Bullet Train Westernises its cast while retaining the spirit and setting of its source material.

Rangbaaz on ZEE5 packs a punch with powerful performances. Vineet Singh steals the show

Directed by Navdeep Singh of Manorama: Six Feet Under and NH10 fame, Rangbaaz may not be a Gangs of Wasseypur but it is impactful.

Masaba Masaba 2 builds on the first season—a striking visual style, cameos set it apart

Sonam Nair's show has done for Bollywood fashion what Dave has done for American hip hop, weaving in big-name cameos for fan service.

Ek Villain Returns is a reminder that Mohit Suri should’ve stopped making movies in 2000s

Mohit Suri's film tries hard to appear slick and twisted but all it does is give you a blinding headache. It undermines the audience's intelligence.

Quirky, delightful—Jahnvi Kapoor’s Good Luck Jerry is a power-packed remake with few misses

From Deepak Dobriyal to Sushant Singh, industry veterans with on-point comic timing help Good Luck Jerry stand on its feet.

A Holy Conspiracy: thought-provoking courtroom drama that loses voice in poor dialogues

With two stalwarts of Indian cinema—Soumitra Chatterjee and Naseeruddin Shah— anchoring the narrative, the film will nudge you to think where India is headed.

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Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

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Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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