Mohammed Rafi will remain the voice of India, but his songs belong to the entire world that embraced him and to all those who are filled with hope and optimism for the future, whenever they listen to his melodies.
While Indian Matchmaking tickles your funny bone, it also gives ample pauses to reflect on the emotional toll that the whole arranged marriage process takes on the people involved in it.
In hindsight, Eega was a prelude to a new phase in SS Rajamouli's filmography. It was a testament to Rajamouli's storytelling skills and the tenacity to turn his wildest dreams into a reality on the big screen.
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, starring Dulquer Salmaan, Ritu Varma, Rakshan, Niranjani Ahathian and Gautham Menon, offered solid wholesome entertainment.
While Anvita Dutt's Netflix film Bulbbul is primarily a feminist vigilante tale, it is also a telling portrayal of the men our society produces and nurtures.
The first episode of Swara Bhasker starrer Rasbhari is honestly quite repelling, but the effect starts wearing off as the episodes go on. The creepiness decreases but the gaze stays problematic.
There are well-etched performances all-round, some with more depth than the others: Shruti Seth, Nupur Asthana, Tara Sharma, Palomi Ghosh, Chandrachoor Rai, all leave a mark.
In the 30th edition of South Stream, we recommend Muhammad Musthafa's directorial debut Kappela, starring Anna Ben, Sreenath Bhasi and Roshan Mathew in the lead roles.
What Sushmita Sen accomplishes on-screen with web series Aarya, she hasn’t done that before.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was struggling with mental health. The worst way to disgrace his memory is to subject others to bullying and mental harassment.
A Vijay movie is usually deeply formulaic: six songs, five fights, plenty of punchlines and of course a message to society. He has got caught up in an image trap for several years now. And he is expected to keep it that way as a lot rides on it.
The good thing about Penguin is that Eashvar Karthic tries to stay true to the genre he has picked. The mood, visual style, twists (even though you see them coming) and Keerthy Suresh's determined performance make this flawed movie watchable.
In the 29th edition of South Stream, we recommend director Saran's Vasool Raja MBBS, starring Kamal Haasan.
This time, we list the timeless dramas – that most quintessential of Bollywood genres that Indians are a sucker for.
In the 28th edition of South Stream, we recommend AC Tirulokchandar's Anbe Vaa, starring MGR and B. Saroja Devi.
In Ponmagal Vandhal, Suriya's rendition of some statistical facts as the credits roll achieved a level of awareness in about 30 seconds that director JJ Fredrick could not manage in over 7,200 seconds.
In the 27th edition of South Stream, we recommend internationally acclaimed director Raam Reddy's Kannada movie, Thithi.
We look at 10 Bollywood love stories that have thrown some of the most memorable cinematic images our way.
Gautham Menon recently released Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn, a short film starring Simbu and Trisha, who also played the lead characters in hit romantic drama, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
The sophomore outing of Amazon Prime Video's Homecoming tells a new story set in the same world from the perspective of a new protagonist, Janelle Monáe's Alex, who finds herself adrift on a boat in the middle of a lake, wholly unaware of her whereabouts, or even who she is.
Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Mithun Chakraborty have acted in dozens of timeless classics. But these are not those movies. Today, we explore some of the most astoundingly bad films headlined by these A-listers, especially in the winter of their careers.
It, indeed, surprised the entertainment industry when it was announced that director Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, no less, will skip the traditional theatrical route and release digitally via Amazon Prime Video.
Paatal Lok hits home with its supremely authentic take on law enforcement, the nexus between media, politics and crime and at the same time it makes a scathing, but subtle commentary on caste, gender and sexual violence.
Given the present circumstances, I’d say the move is a no-brainer: the 'opening’ (bye bye 'dropping’, that clunky word) of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Gulabo Sitabo is poised to be a game-changer.
According to critics, the 1990s was lousy. But at the turn of the millennium, things got only worse. Just when all hopes were lost, miraculously, thanks to the emergence of a new breed of indie actors and directors, Bollywood veered towards a seismic shift whose legacy shapes it even today.