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Akshay Kumar tries to be Dr Walton of Indiana Jones in Ram Setu. But he isn’t convincing

In Abhishek Sharma's Ram Setu, Akshay Kumar plays a 40-something atheist who is out to prove that Ram Setu predates Ramayana.

Tripling Season 3 gives millennials a reality check on lives of parents who ‘get all the blame’

The Viral Fever’s show for Zee5 returns in a post-Covid world with its sibling-trio who have matured enough to cope with the loss of the ‘traditional’ concept of family.

Mohanlal-starrer ‘Monster’ is a tasteless cocktail of cliches, stereotypes, and lazy writing

Monster should have been called off at the reading table.

Lionsgate Play’s Israeli series ‘Jerusalem’ is yet another propaganda-laced cop show

Jerusalem engages in and perpetuates many of the same tired tropes and cartoonish conspiratorial scheming that hurt the litany of Israeli drama series of this kind.

Amazon’s Four More Shots Please! wants to be desi Sex in the City but feels stretched

The new season is binge-worthy, especially on the weekend, with probably your girl gang and some bubbly.

With Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, DC Universe has learnt from Batman vs Superman mistakes

The crisp editing and fantastic graphics ensure that Black Adam is a fitting debut for The Rock in the DCEU.

Dark, disturbing, daring—Amazon Prime’s ‘Ammu’ is not a preachy take on domestic violence

Aishwarya Lekshmi’s Ammu joins Taapsee Pannu’s Thappad and Alia Bhatt’s Darlings to show how women ultimately save themselves from bad marriages.

Apple TV+’s Shantaram offers gripping look at 1980s Bombay but needs to break the shackles more

After years of delays, Gregory David Roberts’ seminal 2003 novel Shantaram has finally been adapted for the small screen, and is off to a gripping, but slightly flawed, first three episodes.

If there is one movie you cannot miss this year, it’s Kannada film Kantara

The film directed by Rishab Shetty is a satiating blend of folklore and masala.

Compelling, simple, magical—Gujarati film Chhello Show deserves to be India’s Oscar entry

Pan Nalin’s film is not perfect, but its heartwarming story about the love for celluloid will make you root for it.

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.