Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicSports film

Topic: sports film

Netflix’s Jaadugar has a magical cast that scores many points. But it keeps shifting goalposts

Sameer Saxena’s Jaadugar has achieved a near-impossible goal of capturing the essence of small-town India. But there are too many loose ends.

Ittu Si Baat to 83—cricket films haven’t knocked it out of the park. They need a fresh ‘spin’

Going by what we have been served so far, the upcoming Chakda ‘Xpress, Mr and Mrs Mahi and Shabaash Mithu don't seem promising.

Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Jersey’ asks if age defines cricketers. The film is almost a sixer

Jersey explores the idea of what makes a good father and how one is willing to go, while cricket acts as the conduit to move the story forward.

Lagaan to Jhund, how does India pick sports films? Dalit stories are starting ‘second innings’

The idea of the nation is central to the sports film genre, where underdogs represent the nation by fighting the odds. But things are changing.

20 yrs on, Bend It Like Beckham is still ‘hot hot hot’ for its desi story and football love

Gurinder Chadha’s film attained cult status and had real-time impact — it led to an increase in Asian women in British football.

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.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.