Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Zee5

Rangbaaz on ZEE5 packs a punch with powerful performances. Vineet Singh steals the show

Directed by Navdeep Singh of Manorama: Six Feet Under and NH10 fame, Rangbaaz may not be a Gangs of Wasseypur but it is impactful.

Saas Bahu Achaar Pvt. Ltd is real ‘vocal for local’ story of Indian businesswomen

Saas Bahu Achaar Pvt. Ltd is the real ‘vocal for local’. Without being noisy, the show hums its way slowly into your heart and...

‘Forensic’ doesn’t know what to be an expert in — investigating murders or cramming twists

Zee5's Hindi adaptation of the 2020 Malayalam movie 'Forensic' is a flimsy replication that tries to play clever but is done in by shoddy writing.

ZEE5’s Marathi ‘zom-com’ Zombivli is no Go Goa Gone or Shaun of the Dead. But it does enough

Zombivli does get caught up in the same progressions—from outbreak to zombie violence—we’ve seen a million times. But it gives a few surprises.

In Shaad Ali’s Bloody Brothers, everyone has a skeleton in their closet. But there’s a big flaw

In all six episodes of the light-hearted comedy thriller, there is no ‘action’, no gunshot and definitely no men flying here and there.

Vikrant Massey, Sanya Malhotra shine in ‘Love Hostel’. But the film doesn’t

’Love Hostel’ streaming on Zee5 stars Bobby Deol, Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra and is a bold choice in BJP-ruled India. But it fizzles out.

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.

Modi govt’s plan to regulate digital media can hobble a growing industry if not done well

Until now, government's regulation of Indians' viewing habit and preferences applied to film and TV, with concerns focussed on national security. Digital streaming is uncharted territory.

Self regulation code by Netflix, Disney+Hotstar & Amazon Prime runs into troubles with govt

15 OCCPs came together last month to sign a Universal Self-Regulation Code. The code revolved around the 'ombudsman model' and setting up a grievance redressal mechanism.

Khudiram Bose never got his due as a freedom fighter, ZEE5 just made it worse

After outrage over the wrongful depiction of freedom fighter Khudiram Bose in a ZEE5 web series, the channel went on to issue a problematic apology.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.