Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicDisney Hotstar

Topic: Disney Hotstar

‘Cuttputlli’ is among the worst of Akshay Kumar’s career, which takes some doing

Cuttputlli, loosely based on Soviet serial killer Anatoly Slivko, is a lesson in what not to do with a crime drama.

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.

Hotstar’s Shoorveer has the best aerial dogfight scenes on Indian TV. Rest is half-baked

Samar Khan's Shoorveer could have been 'the' Air Force show. It lands the aerial dogfight scenes perfectly, but the rest is a parachute-less jump.

‘Asia a great proxy for other markets’ — Netflix on fixing its subscription crisis

Streaming platform to curb spending, while maintaining investments in Asian market, producing local films and creating partnerships with wireless operators to reach potential customers.

Masoom is Boman Irani’s OTT debut, but it would be better as a family drama than crime thriller

Masoom boasts of a stellar cast, but the fault ultimately lies with its weak, loophole-ridden plot.

Loss of IPL streaming rights could cost Disney+ around 20 million subscribers

Cricket has been a big driver of customer acquisition for Disney+, so the company may now struggle to reach its goal of 260 million global subscribers by 2024.

Hotstar’s Rudra is tailored to fit Ajay Devgn’s persona. But its villains steal the show

Devgn's portrayal of an ‘unconventional’ cop is at its intense best in Hotstar's Rudra. It adds to his role in Singham, Sunday, Insaan and Gangajal.

Hotstar’s ‘Get Back’ is an 8-hour journey into The Beatles. But they could’ve let it be

Peter Jackson’s eight-hour-long, three-part documentary is like overdosing on doughnuts; eventually, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t stop at three.

‘Billions’ doesn’t have too many fans. But it is everything you need to know about America

What happens in a show that’s Goliath-vs-Goliath? Enter ‘Billions’, a show inspired by the prosecution of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen by Preet Bharara.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

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

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

Recalling 8 stories of supreme heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh war 

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
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.