Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: film

A one-time watch, Anees Bazmi’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 suffers under shadow of Akshay’s original

While Kartik Aryan gives it his best shot, the film solely rides on Tabu, who slays as Manjulika.

Shatranj Ke Khiladi to Sadgati — when Satyajit Ray found his inspiration in Premchand

Satyajit Ray helped usher in the era of symbolic filmmaking in India through Premchand's poignant, sensitive works. His only two Hindi films are proof.

Drive My Car isn’t the Murakami adaptation you think it is. Its magic lies in another story

Drive My Car isn’t the first Murakami film adaptation, and it won’t be the last. But you should catch the movie on Mubi.

Loose plot, tight acting: In Amazon Prime’s Jalsa, Shefali Shah outshines Vidya Balan

Jalsa's a nail-biter as it approaches its climax. By the end of the film, you'll find yourself sitting at the corner of your seat with goosebumps.

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.

RamLeela to Gangubai — Bhansali brings back the white. It’ll boss fashion in 2022

Gangubai’s outfits in the film, often white on white, stand out not just for looking gracious, but also for being wearable.

‘Mard hoti toh collector hoti’ — Basu Chatterjee’s Apne Paraye is a study in family dynamics

On Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 84th death anniversary, ThePrint revisits Basu Chatterjee’s 1980 movie 'Apne Paraye' based on the novel 'Nishkriti'.

Congress MP-led commission threatened to throw Omprakash Mehra off the 4th-floor for Delhi-6

Filmmaker recounts his descent into alcoholism and depression after the first cut of Delhi-6 was declared a commercial flop.

How Rohandeep Singh’s long struggle helped him make it big in Bollywood

A successful film exhibitor, distributor, novelist and producer Rohandeep Singh has been associated with several prominent films in Bollywood, Hollywood and Marathi cinema.

And, cut! — Modi govt’s new cinema bill a ‘super censor’. And Netflix no longer an oasis

From Haider to Tandav, India is no stranger to the ‘invisible hand’ in films and content. But the new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill takes it a step further.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.