Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicBollywood films

Topic: Bollywood films

Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 is enjoyable during the climax, when you know it’s about to end

Nobody is taking their brains to the hall to watch Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tara Sutaria's Heropanti 2, but there's a limit to how much you can endure.

Dismissing ‘The Kashmir Files’ is like shooting the messenger. Look beyond its flaws

Support or opposition to ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie should be kept out of narrow political vote bank considerations.

Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan’s Saudagar showed how women’s labour is taken for granted

Director Sudhendu Roy's 1973 film, which was India's official entry to the Oscars, transports the viewer to the old worlds of Satyajit Ray or Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.

How Bollywood is becoming less about stories, more ‘brand nationalism’ and Hindu male power

Films like '83' work to win consent for the populist leader Modi and make the audience more susceptible to political control.

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.

Just 2 fragrant Salil Chowdhury songs were enough to make 1974’s ‘Rajnigandha’ bloom

On Salil Chowdhury's 26th death anniversary, ThePrint revisits Basu Chatterjee's slice-of-life film on love and relationships, starring Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha.

Bhuj: The Pride of India is Bollywood’s embarrassment. It doesn’t stay true to air ops, 1971 War

Bhuj: The Pride of India, starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha, is a disaster from a military point of view and completely opposite to what really happened in the 1971 War.

The unusual friendship between Mithun Chakraborty and Balasaheb Thackeray

In 'Mithun Chakraborty: The Dada of Bollywood' journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee traces the personal, professional and political story of the actor.

Filmistan, studio that released many top grossing-films in 1940s-50s & then fell off the map

The production company was set up by Sashadhar Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar in 1943 and produced its last film in 1968. Today it functions only as a location for film shoots.

UAE media giant Khaleej Times joins hands with FilMe for innovative ‘e-cinema’ experience

'Khaleej Times' readers can now enjoy Bollywood and south Indian movies first-day, first-show by just scanning a QR code.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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