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Kesari movie review

Kesari sees Akshay Kumar’s rebirth as an action hero as the actor dies

We are all well aware of Akshay Kumar’s knack for taking on social themes, but in Kesari he delivers an entire syllabus on social and political justice.
New Delhi Times

Shashi Kapoor’s New Delhi Times gives a true picture of journalism, warts and all

New Delhi Times conveys the fundamental duality that plagues all journalists — the thrill of chasing a ‘good story’ that is also a human tragedy.
Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in a screen grab from the trailer | YouTube

Badla is a thrilling whodunnit delivered effortlessly by Taapsee Pannu & Amitabh Bachchan

A lawyer and a businesswoman sit down to talk about murder in Badla and leave you wanting for more.
A still from Total Dhamaal | Facebook

Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
Sonam K. Ahuja in a still from the film | YouTube

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga shows Bollywood is finally understanding sexuality

It is not the task of Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'Ek Ladki...' to break all stereotypes about sexuality, but it has set the ball rolling.
Emraan Hashmi in a still from Why Cheat India | @EmraanHFilms/Twitter

No cheatsheet can rescue Emraan Hashmi’s Why Cheat India

Preachy dialogues and a half-baked script pull the film down.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
Poster of Zero | Facebook @iamSRK

Why I would have walked out of Shah Rukh Khan’s film Zero within minutes

The fundamental right to see Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Zero is denied to most in the disabled community.
mirch masala

Smita Patil’s Mirch Masala is the movie a post-#MeToo India must watch

Smita Patil left an indelible impact with her unique sensuality, resolve and vulnerability in Mirch Masala.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.