Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicAmazon Prime

Topic: Amazon Prime

Amazon plans to exit $7.7 Billion race for IPL streaming rights

Amazon’s surprise pullout leaves the field open for Ambani’s Reliance, Disney & Sony Group, who’re betting the game will help them dominate an Indian consumer market increasingly going online.

Acharya is ‘hero-worshipper’ first, story later—watch it only for Chiranjeevi-Ram Charan duo

One would expect a lot from a movie that took three years to complete filming and has two Telugu superstars. But ‘Acharya’ is unimpressive on many levels.

‘Damini’ to ‘Guilty Minds’ — Indian legal dramas go beyond ‘order, order’, wild meltdowns

Tearful oath-taking on the Gita and lawyers shouting ‘Objection, Milords’ have been replaced with ‘realistic’ courtroom depictions. Amazon Prime’s ‘Guilty Minds’ does justice too.

You can’t ignore ‘Veyil’ on Amazon Prime, the Malayalam family drama keeps luring you back

Sarath Menon’s film studiously follows the life of protagonist Sidharth but does leave some plot holes.

‘Netflix is the new PVR’: Why indie films aren’t benefiting from the rise of OTT platforms

OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon prime still have a bias towards studio films. Big names and budgets are shrinking the space for indie filmmakers.

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'.

Lines between south & Bollywood blurring, say Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, director Vishnu

At ThePrint 'Off the Cuff', Shershaah actors Sidharth Malhotra & Kiara Advani along with director Vishnu Varadhan talk about making an 'Army' movie, mental health during Covid, & OTT platforms.

Straight from Paatal Lok plot — Delhi constable cracks UPSC in last attempt, joins force as ACP

The success of Firoz Alam, a constable in Delhi Police, is similar to that of the fictional character Imran Ansari in last year's Amazon Prime show Paatal Lok.

Modi govt seeks details from Netflix, Amazon, news sites under new digital media rules

I&B ministry issues notice with 3 separate forms — for print/TV outlets with digital arms, digital-only news portals, and OTT platforms. Info has to be filed in 15 days.

New rules for OTT platforms ineffective to control screening of content, observes SC

The court asks the Modi govt to come up with a fresh set of rules, after it agreed to consider the SC’s view on the current rules and take appropriate steps.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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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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