Sampada Sharma

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Mowgli Legend of the Jungle review: Mowgli’s existential crisis is not meant for kids

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle review: The conflict in Andy Serkis' directorial is not Mowgli vs Shere Khan but Mowgli the human vs Mowgli the wolf. This adaptation is not meant for kids but is an introspective piece on finding one's identity.

Rohan Chand on Mowgli Legend of the Jungle: Working with Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch was really great

Rohan Chand plays the popular character Mowgli in Andy Serkis' directorial Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. The film starts streaming on Netflix from December 7.

Freida Pinto: Hope Indians are proud of Mowgli Legend of the Jungle

Freida Pinto shared that the Indian audience will appreciate Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle as it is much closer to Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book and honours the Indian origins of the story.

Christian Bale on Mowgli Legend of the Jungle: The most important thing is the quality of the stories that we are telling

Christian Bale starrer Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle starts streaming on Netflix from December 7. The actor plays Bagheera in the Andy Serkis directorial.

Andy Serkis: Mowgli Legend of the Jungle is about Mowgli’s journey of self-discovery

Apart from directing, Andy Serkis also plays Baloo in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book starts streaming on Netflix from December 7.

2.0 releases and Rajinikanth’s fans take over theaters

Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 has hit screens today. With shows starting as early as 4 am in Chennai, there was no dearth of excitement amongst the fans. The videos and photos from outside the theaters show that this is indeed a festival.

Mowgli Legend of the Jungle is the most honest retelling of The Jungle Book: Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan voices Bagheera in the Hindi version of Netflix film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. The Andy Serkis directorial starts streaming from December 7 on Netflix.

Before you go for Bohemian Rhapsody, here’s some trivia on 12 popular Queen songs

Before you head to watch Bohemian Rhapsody, here's some trivia about some of the most popular songs by Queen.

Mirzapur first impression: A washed-up Anurag Kashyap universe does not make for interesting drama

Mirzapur first impression: Mirzapur is set in a washed up Anurag Kashyap universe that is trying too hard to please longtime Kashyap loyalists. The nine episodes of Mirzapur are available on Amazon Prime Video.

ARRived first impression: AR Rahman’s YouTube show is a lesson for TV reality shows

ARRived is India's first YouTube original. The music reality show stays away from over the top drama and with judges like AR Rahman and Shaan, this series focuses on good music.

Katrina Kaif might not be the best actor, but she sure knows how to mesmerise her audience

Katrina Kaif is definitely a hard working woman and while we might not have been impressed with her acting abilities or her inability to speak Hindi while working in Hindi films, we sure can't look away when she breaks into a dance number on screen.

Zero trailer: SRK, Katrina and Anushka are in a complicated love triangle

Zero movie trailer: Zero marks the maiden collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai. The film, slated to release on December 21 this year, also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.

Shah Rukh Khan: The making of a genuine Bollywood star

While earlier, the honoured word 'star' was used only for a selected few, it is now thrown around like confetti. There were only a few who gained this title when it actually meant something and in this list of greats, is the name of Shah Rukh Khan.

Langda Tyagi from Omkara: When we were awakened to the actor Saif Ali Khan

In 2018, you might say that playing Sartaj Singh in Sacred Games brought Saif Ali Khan back to the limelight but in 2006, it was Omkara that awakened us to the actor that Saif could be.

Koffee with Karan 6 first episode review: The tagline says ‘Stop Making Sense’ and the show takes it seriously

Koffee with Karan Season 6 first episode: While Deepika Padukone made an attempt to shatter her Miss Perfect image, Alia Bhatt tried too hard to be in the spotlight.

Anupam Kher on New Amsterdam: In a hospital, the only religion that is practiced is humanity

Anupam Kher has been a part of various popular Hollywood films like The Big Sick and Silver Linings Playbook but New Amsterdam is his first time featuring in a TV Show in the West.

Tabu is the Indian Meryl Streep and her film roles do not disagree

While female actors are often caught saying that they would want a career graph like Meryl Streep's, Tabu's career back home is the closest in terms of distinct career choices that has made her presence relevant through the decades.

Ahead of Andhadhun, here’s looking at Sriram Raghavan’s debut film Ek Hasina Thi

Showcasing mystery on the silver screen is one of Sriram Raghavan's strong suits and we have seen him do that successfully in his previous ventures. But what still remains etched in the memory of film lovers is his directorial debut Ek Hasina Thi.

Nandita Das: I did not make Manto in the hope of creating heroes

Director Nandita Das has received much acclaim for her biopic on the Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto. In a conversation with, Das talks about her decision to incorporate Manto's stories in the film.

Not just Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the entire cast of Manto deserves an applause

Not just Nawazuddin, Manto has other actors who have all done a splendid job, including Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Rajshri Deshpande.