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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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When Mohanlal humanised MGR in Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar

Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar is and will be one of the most significant events on Indian celluloid. Because the 1997 movie tried to humanise the demi-god of Tamil Nadu.

January 14, 2020 7:56:35 am

AR Murugadoss has shown great disregard for his directorial instincts and succumbed to the urges of creating “mass" moments scene after scene.

January 10, 2020 5:40:36 pm

AR Murugadoss directorial Darbar eulogises Rajinikanth and his antics.

Deepika Padukone at JNU
January 9, 2020 4:54:20 pm

In Bollywood as in the world, it is the women who are smashing the status quo, at great personal risk. The actors, with far greater appeal and access, remember political causes before their movies, but then retreat to asking questions about mangoes.

The Witcher review
December 23, 2019 8:47:13 am

Netflix's The Witcher is highly entertaining. But mind you, it is true to the books, and not the games. The show adapts the books and not the games. This might annoy those who have only played the games.

Rajinikanth birthday
December 12, 2019 10:36:53 am

On Superstar Rajinikanth's 69th birthday, we look at how the Darbar star has reinvented himself in the recent years.

Surf's Lalita ji ad
December 8, 2019 5:24:58 pm

In its advertising charge against Nirma, Surf came up with a character no one would ever forget: Lalitaji. A housewife who would bargain for everything, but not on the price of Surf.

Dabangg 3 song
December 2, 2019 11:12:15 am

Some sections seeking to act as spokespeople of Hinduism seem to know nothing at all about the religion.

Nirma washing powder ad
December 1, 2019 1:53:16 pm

In the 1970s, the Indian washing powder market was dominated by Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) and its Surf was pretty much THE detergent powder to use. That changed with the emergence of a washing power called Nirma.

sanjay dutt munna bhai mbbs
November 24, 2019 5:22:00 pm

In the 11th edition of the series Character Spotlight, I revisit the character Murli Prasad Sharma aka Munna Bhai, played by Sanjay Dutt, in Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster film Munna Bhai MBBS.

Asuran movie trailer
November 23, 2019 1:18:15 pm

In the nineteenth edition of South Stream, we recommend director Vetrimaaran's Asuran, starring Dhanush and Manju Warrier in the lead roles.

deepika padukone yeh jawaani hai deewani naina talwar
November 17, 2019 11:21:57 am

In the tenth edition of the series 'Character Spotlight', I revisit the character Naina Talwar, played by Deepika Padukone, in Ayan Mukerji's hit film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013).

bigg boss 13 wild card entries
November 14, 2019 12:24:31 pm

As many as seven new and two evicted contestants have entered the Bigg Boss 13 house. And while the makers keep on bringing in people, the show interestingly has been only revolving around Sidharth Shukla.

November 12, 2019 4:45:45 pm

Watching a film is not enough. Debates, criticism, conflicting analyses, discussions on form and content lead to a general consciousness about cinema.

yami gautam
November 12, 2019 8:27:14 am

Yami Gautam outshines her co-stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in Bala.

baburao hera pheri paresh rawal
November 10, 2019 8:00:33 am

In the ninth edition of the series 'Character Spotlight', I revisit the character Baburao Apte, played by Paresh Rawal, in Priyadarshan's blockbuster comedy film Hera Pheri.

bala ayushmann khurrana Bala box office collection Day 4
November 9, 2019 3:53:32 pm

For Bala, much like Fleabag, 'Hair is everything'. He once had it all, but now with a balding head, Bala has difficulty in accepting his new reality.

Hey Ram
November 7, 2019 8:50:45 am

It is not an exaggeration but Hey Ram is more relevant today than it ever was. Not for nothing, Kamal, the actor and also the politician, hand-picked this film for a special screening as part of his 65th birthday celebration.

swara bhasker abish mathew show
November 7, 2019 2:00:50 pm

There are two things to be pointed out in Swara Bhasker’s defence — the nature of the show, and the nature of the joke. And much to be read in the nature of the vitriol being directed at her.

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November 5, 2019 9:38:08 pm

Ye good men of the world, no Rajjo nor Chintu should be the standard-bearer of your hopes and dreams and angsts. You deserve better.