Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Topic: Hindi films

Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad is high-octane action with no fizz. But it has a few surprises

Director Razneesh Ghai has managed to tick off the major ingredients of an action drama. But the script pulls down the talent of its cast.

Hotstar’s Kaun Pravin Tambe is the kind of sports film we need. Almost a sequel to Iqbal

Devoid of the hype, press screenings and celebrity cast that other similar mainstream films boast, Shreyas Talpade's Kaun Pravin Tambe is a delight.

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.

Badhaai Do is only a glimpse of what queerness is. It’s a Bollywood token for ‘hatke’ topic

The film had a queer script consultant, and it shows. But in 2022, it's not enough to show a glimpse of a pride walk to show ‘aal izz well’.

Forget Gehraiyaan, Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman’s Guide is the OG film of complex characters

The three-hour-long film is a cocktail of romance, melodrama, brilliant music-dance sequences, and a thought-provoking story.

Waheeda Rehman — the ‘chaudhvin ka chand’ of Indian cinema who never believed in her beauty

Although Waheeda Rehman began her career at 17, she created her own boundaries and made independent decisions. It reflected in the characters she played.

Yash Chopra tackled Partition and Hindu fundamentalism in Dharmputra, long before Garm Hava

Romantic heartthrob Shashi Kapoor and King of Romance Yash Chopra's first collaboration in 1961 sensitively handled Hindu-Muslim differences and religious bigotry.

36 Farmhouse shouldn’t have been made. ZEE5 just wanted a film on lockdown

ZEE5’s latest Hindi release, 36 Farmhouse is a purported comedy-drama. But this mistake of debutant Ram Ramesh Sharma should have been left on the cutting room floor.

Reader View: Filmmakers can change historical facts, but within reason

YourTurn is our new weekly feature in which ThePrint's readers share their views or opinions in response to the question of the week.

Raat Aur Din, directed by Satyen Bose, was the perfect swansong for Nargis

Nargis Dutt's performance as a woman with an identity disorder in this 1967 film won her the first National Award for Best Actress.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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