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Agatha Christie


A brief history of Agatha Christie's (mostly uncredited) Indian adaptations: Gumnaam, Shubho Mahurat, and Grandmaster

February 11, 2022 8:26 am

Right from the 60s, Indian filmmakers have taken plots from Agatha Christie's books and set them in Indian contexts, mostly without crediting her. Here is a brief history.

Ali Fazal pre-empts Death on the Nile disrespect, describes his own appearance as 'blink and miss'. Watch

December 22, 2021 4:27 pm

A new trailer for Kenneth Branagh's second Agatha Christie adaptation, Death on the Nile, has been unveiled. Once again, the filmmaker has assembled a stacked cast, which also includes Ali Fazal.

After Shakespeare, Vishal Bhardwaj to adapt Agatha Christie's works

October 19, 2020 5:44 pm

Vishal Bhardwaj said while stuck in his Mussoorie home during the coronavirus pandemic, his love for murder mysteries, Alfred Hitchcock and finally Agatha Christie prompted him to make a movie on one of Christie's novels -- a movie that could be shot in a single location.

Explained: The legacy of Hercule Poirot, back to life with Death on the Nile

September 07, 2020 8:51 am

Agatha Christie’s beloved detective Hercule Poirot returns to screen next month. How true is Kenneth Branagh’s screen version to Poirot’s image from the books, and how have other actors portrayed him over the years?

Agatha Christie's longest running play The Mousetrap comes to India

November 05, 2019 4:26 pm

The play was first staged in 1952 at London's West End. It has been playing since then.  

BBC withdraws Ed Westwick starrer Agatha Christie adaptation after rape allegations

November 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Ed Westwick was accused of rape by Kristina Cohen, who alleged she was sexually assaulted at his home three years ago. Following that, a second woman, Aurelie Wynn, also made similar allegations against Ed Westwick. Ed has since denied all the allegations against him.

Murder on the Orient Express could be the start to a new Agatha Christie franchise

November 03, 2017 7:53 pm

Agatha Christie, who died in 1976 aged 85, is cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the bestselling novelist of all time. Over 30 feature films have been based on her work, including a 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express, that saw Ingrid Bergman win an Academy Award for her performance.

All Sorts of People: From William Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, Saksham Shukla's versatile theatre performances

June 28, 2017 12:16 am

Actor Saksham Shukla on bringing alive good, bad and ugly characters on stage by exploring versatile genres ranging from Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death to William Shakespeare's Hamlet, history and mythology at Delhi's Shri Ram Centre.

A Dose of Death

January 21, 2016 12:00 am

Chemist and first-time author Kathryn Harkup celebrates the poisonous pen of Agatha Christie

Flair & Square: English Manners, British Style

February 04, 2015 12:00 am

A surge of Britannia in popular culture brings all eyes on England.