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Rules of Civility

Instead of moral policing, if India had a culture of policing manners and etiquette, Kangana Ranaut would deserve a life sentence—without bail.

Watching Super 30 in the post #MeToo era

When it comes to choosing our political leaders, a criminal case is usually not a deal-breaker and however preposterous that might sound, that is the truth of our society. When national leaders are chosen without rational thinking, do movies really matter?

Bollywood and biopics: A bond that needs some severing

In 2019, we have been flooded with biopics, almost to the point of boredom. Manikarnika, The Accidental Prime Minister, Thackeray, PM Narendra Modi - the list is endless. And this is when we are only six months into the new year.

The not-so-amazing Spider-Man and the things that work in Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a well-cast movie but would have worked infinitely better had more time been spent in the writing room. Next time, maybe.

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi: 19 years later, here’s what I remember of the show

The favourite Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi plot point was plastic surgery. Whenever an actor decided to leave, his/her character met with an accident, was declared dead and returned after a few episodes with a new face.

Giving ‘Tamil Ponnu’ connotation to Bigg Boss Tamil 3 is unfair

Madhumitha's 'Tamil ponnu from Tamil Nadu' card may prove detrimental to efforts of other contestants of Bigg Boss Tamil 3.

Article 15: Loud and clear

Article 15: With two back-to-back searing social dramas, Anubhav Sinha seems to have found his voice and a way of telling thought-provoking tales, without being preachy.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir: Everything about this naive fairy tale is ordinary

We need to understand not all compelling stories can be made into compelling films.

Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh: The curious case of bad vs superbad

Last Friday, Kabir Singh, the Hindi version of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, hit theaters. It is just as long, flippant and painful as Arjun Reddy. And of course, Vijay Deverakonda starrer Arjun Reddy was misogynistic as well. So why was it applauded?

What Vijay can learn from Ajith

For starters, Vijay should allow other characters in the film have some degree of prominence in moving the story forward. Especially, when it comes to female characters.

Game Over: Taapsee Pannu scores high in this sensitively-made psychodrama

Most of the events happen inside a house and Ashwin Saravanan manages to hold the audience's interest throughout, without losing grip on the narration.

‘Crazy Mohan’s performances appealed to the inner child in us all’

Crazy Mohan knew what his playground was and who his audience were. His plot elements, characters and writing, while drawn from a limited source, were delectable to all who were willing to partake in it.