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Govt’s OTT move aims to clearly define jurisdiction over content & platforms — I&B secy

I&B secretary Amit Khare said the decision to bring OTT platforms such as Hotstar & Netflix under the ministry was to ensure online and offline content is not treated differently.
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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.
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Better than Netflix, torrents — Why Telegram is the new destination for movies, shows online

From new shows to obscure art films, Telegram has evolved into more than just an encrypted messaging service. It is becoming the go-to place for pirated content.
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Govt flags issues with Netflix, Disney+Hotstar & Amazon Prime’s self-regulation code

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Shakuntala Devi review — an unlikeable heroine portrayed brilliantly but with too much drama

Based on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi, Amazon Prime Video’s new movie starring Vidya Balan has some great moments, but they don’t come together.

Penguin review: Watch it for Keerthy Suresh and beautifully shot scenes of horror

Director-writer Eashvar Karthic delivers a well-crafted story that plays on every parent’s fear but overdoes it on the macabre.
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Gulabo Sitabo review: Amitabh Bachchan & Ayushmann Khurrana deliver a quirky, passable tale

Shoojit Sircar’s film, out on Amazon Prime Video, is amusing and well shot, but a slow pace and stretched-out writing threaten to bore.

Is the future of cinema expensive, hygiene-friendly theatres or at-home Netflix experiences?

Hit by lockdown, Indian film industry will lose an estimated Rs 2,500 crore, with PVR expecting theatres to reopen only by July-August.

Paatal Lok on Amazon Prime is to Delhi what Sacred Games was for Mumbai

Saif Ali Khan's Sartaj Singh from Netflix’s show can take a rest. My latest ‘grey’ character crush is Hathi Ram Chaudhary in Paatal Lok, played by Jaideep Ahlawat.
Poster of Gulabo Sitabo via Twitter

INOX, PVR unhappy about films being released on online platforms like Amazon Prime Video

Shoojit Sircar's Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan & Ayushmann Khurrana, is one of several films skipping theatres & heading online.

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