Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Topic: Bollywood

Mathukutty Xavier’s Mili another bland Bollywood remake. And Janhvi Kapoor is the worst part

If you’re expecting Mili to be a Bollywood equivalent of Danny Boyle’s 127 hours — then disappointment is in store.

Shallow, superfluous, frustrating—Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi’s Double XL is a dud

The film does not know what to do with itself. The ‘message’ is half-baked and serious issues like binge eating are not addressed properly.

Before PS:1 and Baahubali, Sohrab Modi gave India one of its first big-budget epics

Filmmaker, actor and thespian Sohrab Modi made Bollywood's first technicolour film, Jhansi Ki Rani, in 1953. But his legacy landed in Mumbai's Chor Bazar.

How a homegrown YouTube channel is making Bollywood dreams come true in a Chhattisgarh village

Gyanendra Shukla and Jai Verma set up the 'Being Chhattisgarhiya' in 2018 and one-third of the villagers participate in some form of content creation for the YouTube channel.

Brahmastra to Liger—Love in Bollywood is an overused ‘button’. Go back to Piku era

Bollywood is slacking on good love stories. Despite more than 70 releases in 2022, none were acclaimed as great romances.

‘Are there Kashmiris in the hall?’ — Palladium to INOX, Kashmir’s love for cinemas is back

The militant Allah Tigers may have broken the back of theatres in J&K but couldn't stamp out the love for movies so deeply ingrained in the Valley’s culture.

‘Bollywood is anti-Hindu’: Top body of Hindu religious leaders wants a ‘Sanatan Censor Board’

Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti raises objections over film 'Adipurush'. It also demands abolition of minority affairs ministry & removal of word 'minority' from descriptions of religious groups.

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.

One company knew Shamshera and Laal Singh would fail. It’s why Bollywood swears by Ormax now

With leading filmmakers like Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar swearing by its relevance, data consulting firm Ormax has become as significant as the editing process of a film.

Bollywood isn’t dead. But there’s panic everywhere in Mumbai

From tea stalls in Bulandshahr and Khurja to armchair critics on Twitter and OTT gluttons on their couches, the ominous whispers of a decaying Bollywood are growing louder and louder.

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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...


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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.