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Anvita Singh


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Anvita Singh is a Deputy Copy Editor with and has been working with the organisation since December 2017. She writes features, opinions and articles on everything entertainment. She has previously worked with India Today and is an alumna of Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

Revisiting Fleabag’s heartbreakingly honest confession with Phoebe Waller-Bridge: ‘Damage is attractive…’| Scene Stealer
Sun, May 22, 2022

In this edition of Scene Stealer, we revisit a particularly vulnerable and honest moment from the hit TV series Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the lead.

‘I asked Shahid Kapoor, tum naachte ho ki udte ho?:’ Sukhwinder Singh on goosebump-inducing Haider song | Scene Stealer
Tue, May 17, 2022

In this edition of Scene Stealer, we speak to acclaimed singer Sukhwinder Singh, who won a National Award for his work in Haider song Bismil. The artiste opens up about the making of the song, his reaction upon first seeing it, and why this was such a difficult track for him.

Saadat Hasan Manto and Bollywood: From writing a National Award-winning film to playing a cameo in an Ashok Kumar movie
Wed, May 11, 2022

On popular Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto's birth anniversary today, we take a look at his relationship with Indian cinema. Not only did Manto write films, he also once appeared in film star Ashok Kumar's movie at his behest.

‘Shoojit Sircar told Deepika Padukone you don’t have to please anybody’: Juhi Chaturvedi decodes Piku | Scene Stealer
Tue, May 17, 2022

In this edition of Scene Stealer, Piku screenwriter and frequent Shoojit Sircar collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi opens up about Irrfan's character Rana, the chemistry of Deepika Padukone-Irrfan Khan, and more.

‘First time I heard praise from AR Rahman…’: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on ‘dreamy’ Delhi-6 song | Scene Stealer
Sun, May 01, 2022

In today's edition of Scene Stealer, we revisit the stunning-looking Delhi-6 song Dil Gira Dafatan. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra speaks to us about the meaning behind the soulful track, and how it was the first time he heard praise from AR Rahman.

Scene Stealer | Pankaj Tripathi revisits Masaan’s deliciously succinct ‘kheer’ sequence: ‘I was initially offered…’
Tue, May 03, 2022

Scene Stealer: In this weekly special, we select one scene from any film, series or show and discuss why it still speaks to us. Today's piece features the heartwarming 'kheer' scene from 2015 release Masaan.

Ahead of Jersey, revisiting Jab We Met and Shahid Kapoor’s Aditya: The yin to Geet’s yang
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Shahid Kapoor's Aditya was perhaps the most subdued of all characters in the movie despite being the male lead. He was not making grand plans or gestures. Unlike his female counterpart Geet, played by Kareena Kapoor.

Films that made news in 2022 so far: RRR, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Badhaai Do
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

The first three months of the year has slipped us by, and 2022 has managed to offer a mixed bag of movies -- they have been polarising, they have served spectacle and they have been heartwarming. Here are some of the Indian releases so far that made news, not always for the right reasons.

Moon Knight Episode 2 review: Not as sparkling as the pilot, but Oscar Isaac makes the Marvel show worthwhile
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

Moon Knight episode 2: It is a pleasure to see artistes like Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke together in several frames, but the Marvel series could benefit from pacier episodes.

Hollywood Rewind | Ocean’s Eleven: A witty, entertaining heist film led by a charming George Clooney
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

Witty, sharp and thoroughly entertaining, Ocean's 11 might be the most frivolous fun director Steven Soderbergh has had.

Stream Ajay Devgn’s five best performances on his birthday: Zakhm, Company, Raincoat and others
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

On Ajay Devgn's birthday today, we revisit some of his best performances in films like Omkara, Raincoat and Zakhm among others. Did your favourite movie of the actor make the cut?

Hollywood Rewind | Searching: John Cho film is one-of-a-kind thriller
Mon, Mar 28, 2022

Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is a unique thriller about parent-child relationship, told in a wholly novel fashion. Only 102 minutes long, Searching is taut, tense and always on the target.

Hollywood Rewind | The Imitation Game: Benedict Cumberbatch is the master of playing complex and genius men
Mon, Mar 21, 2022

Over the years, British star Benedict Cumberbatch has played awkward, charismatic and intelligent personalities with incredible conviction. Be it Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange, or the genius computer scientist Alan Turing.

Abhay Deol’s Manorama Six Feet Under: The neo-noir film that steered the actor’s career in a new direction
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

This film came to Abhay Deol at a point when he had only done romantic comedies. But in 2007, with Manorama Six Feet Under, Deol played a version of himself that had never been seen on screen before.

Upload Season 2 review: A shorter, sweeter ride of Greg Daniels’ sci-fi driven afterlife
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

With only seven episodes in its kitty, creator Greg Daniels gives his all to Upload Season 2. A couple of more episodes, however, would have made the narrative richer and more dense, like the first season of the show. 

Hollywood Rewind | Bend it Like Beckham: The British movie with a desi heart which put Keira Knightley on the map
Sun, Mar 13, 2022

Did you know that Gurinder Chadha was the first British Asian woman to direct a feature length film? The movie also put British star Keira Knightley on the map.

India’s Ultimate Warrior review: Akshay Kumar adds spunk to Vidyut Jammwal’s sluggish show
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

Action star Vidyut Jammwal is hosting a martial arts-based show called India's Ultimate Warrior, for discovery +. An episode featuring Khiladi Kumar aka Akshay Kumar as a special guest adds much-needed spunk to an otherwise dull series.

Before Jhund, Amitabh Bachchan has played Vijay over 20 times: We revisit 5 of his most iconic portrayals
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

In Jhund, Amitabh Bachchan essays the role of Vijay Barse. The actor has donned the character of Vijay over 20 times on screen.

Hollywood Rewind | Matilda: An enchanting Roald Dahl adaptation that will ‘move’ you
Sun, Mar 06, 2022

Upon its release, Danny DeVito directorial Matilda failed to spread magic at the box office, but the fantasy film has accquired something of a cult status over the years.

Hollywood Rewind | Mad Max Fury Road: Charlize Theron delivered career-best performance. Yes, better than Monster
Sun, Feb 27, 2022

The making of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was fraught with tension. But the sweat, blood and tears at least amounted to something in the end -- 10 Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture and Best Director.

Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj is one heady, compelling actor-director duo: ‘He makes me look better than I am’
Fri, Feb 25, 2022

On Shahid Kapoor's birthday, we take a look at his successful and evolutionary collaboration with director Vishal Bhardwaj, through the lens of Kaminey and Haider.

Hollywood Rewind | When a Man Loves a Woman: A middling film with brilliant lead performances
Sun, Feb 20, 2022

Despite some of its drawbacks, When a Man Loves a Woman is still a worthy watch, if only to see Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia play off each other wonderfully in the romance drama.

Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades: Shah Rukh Khan film is the patriotic movie we deserve, not jingoistic propaganda pieces
Tue, Feb 15, 2022

On filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's birthday, we revisit the quietly rousing Swades, featuring superstar Shah Rukh Khan in top form.

Hollywood Rewind | Inside Out: An unlikely coming-of-age tale where emotions reign supreme
Sun, Feb 13, 2022

Inside Out was nominated for two Oscars, and crashed the ticket counter upon its release. Safe to say, you can include this one in the slowly building catalogue of modern animation classics.

Ahead of Gehraiyaan, five stellar films that dealt with complex adult relationships
Thu, Feb 10, 2022

Ahead of Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday and Dhairya Karwa-starrer Gehraiyaan's release, we revisit these five well-made relationship dramas.