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Janhit Mein Jaari is a great ‘could have been’ film about condoms. That is a sheer loss

In Janhit Mein Jaari, Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a woman who has to sell condoms in a small town in MP.

Tax cuts, nationalism and Amit Shah’s blessings aren’t saving Akshay’s Samrat Prithviraj

As Samrat Prithviraj moves to the brink of abject failure, Southern films like Major and Vikram see massive uptick in viewership.

Jana Gana Mana is a carefully crafted cinematic gem that loses shine after interval

Streaming on Netflix, the film is a political thriller that means business. Right from the get go, it brings several uncomfortable debates at the forefront.

Samrat Prithviraj is so focused on Muslim invaders that it forgets the king himself

Every recent Akshay Kumar film has been the same but in different outfits. The business strategy of selling nationalism probably needs revision.

Major nails patriotism without jingoism, aptly recreates the horror of 26/11 attacks

Mahesh Babu-produced Major’s action scenes are well-directed, befitting India’s elite forces. The film focuses on showing what makes one a soldier and a hero.

What is life like as refugee? Oscar-nominated Flee shows Afghanistan at its best—and worst

From Kabul's 'liberated' heights to 1980s Soviet regime, Taliban invasion and refugee life—Flee shows the horrors of escaping a warzone.

Enjoyed ‘Anek’? Here are 7 films from Northeast that shed light on love, life & culture

From a tale of love in a submerged village to the unique food culture, Northeast India's films offer an unvarnished view of the region — without bias.

Don’t get lost in the bhool bhulaiya of remakes, see Mohanlal’s Manichitratazhu—the original

In the 90s, when most horror films took to special effects and prosthetic makeup to generate fear onscreen, Manichitrathazhu stood tall with a great storyline.

Anubhav Sinha’s Anek only mildly hints at AFSPA violence in Northeast but drives point home

It's heartening to see people from the Northeast represent themselves on screen, speaking their own language and their ‘Hindi’. It's a message for India.

HoiChoi’s Mahabharat Murders is modern-day Kurukshetra where Duryodhana takes revenge

The OTT series is a typical crime thriller—bureaucratic settings, revenge, romance. What's unique is the blend of myth and modernity in a new India.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.