Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Bollywood

An Action Hero is mindless one-time fun. Watch for Ayushmann Khurrana, Jaideep Ahlawat

Directed by the debutant Anirudh Iyer, An Action Hero is an anomaly in Khurrana's filmography, who is known to star in social dramas sprinkled with comical elements.

Amar Kaushik has perfected horror-comedy with Bhediya. Kudos for getting Northeast right

From The Jungle Book to The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Bhediya makes good use of pop culture elements to give you a Twilight-like experience.

Mathukutty Xavier’s Mili another bland Bollywood remake. And Janhvi Kapoor is the worst part

If you’re expecting Mili to be a Bollywood equivalent of Danny Boyle’s 127 hours — then disappointment is in store.

Shallow, superfluous, frustrating—Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi’s Double XL is a dud

The film does not know what to do with itself. The ‘message’ is half-baked and serious issues like binge eating are not addressed properly.

Before PS:1 and Baahubali, Sohrab Modi gave India one of its first big-budget epics

Filmmaker, actor and thespian Sohrab Modi made Bollywood's first technicolour film, Jhansi Ki Rani, in 1953. But his legacy landed in Mumbai's Chor Bazar.

How a homegrown YouTube channel is making Bollywood dreams come true in a Chhattisgarh village

Gyanendra Shukla and Jai Verma set up the 'Being Chhattisgarhiya' in 2018 and one-third of the villagers participate in some form of content creation for the YouTube channel.

Brahmastra to Liger—Love in Bollywood is an overused ‘button’. Go back to Piku era

Bollywood is slacking on good love stories. Despite more than 70 releases in 2022, none were acclaimed as great romances.

‘Are there Kashmiris in the hall?’ — Palladium to INOX, Kashmir’s love for cinemas is back

The militant Allah Tigers may have broken the back of theatres in J&K but couldn't stamp out the love for movies so deeply ingrained in the Valley’s culture.

‘Bollywood is anti-Hindu’: Top body of Hindu religious leaders wants a ‘Sanatan Censor Board’

Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti raises objections over film 'Adipurush'. It also demands abolition of minority affairs ministry & removal of word 'minority' from descriptions of religious groups.

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.

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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.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.