Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicAmazon Prime

Topic: Amazon Prime

Amazon’s Four More Shots Please! wants to be desi Sex in the City but feels stretched

The new season is binge-worthy, especially on the weekend, with probably your girl gang and some bubbly.

Dark, disturbing, daring—Amazon Prime’s ‘Ammu’ is not a preachy take on domestic violence

Aishwarya Lekshmi’s Ammu joins Taapsee Pannu’s Thappad and Alia Bhatt’s Darlings to show how women ultimately save themselves from bad marriages.

Madhuri Dixit’s Maja Ma has a great plot twist but it gets cold feet

In making its audience ‘comfortable’, Amazon Prime's first original film directed by Anand Tiwari loses its plot.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.