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Why Ajay Devgn’s desperate, narcissistic statement on Alok Nath doesn’t make him less insensitive

TV and film actor Alok Nath has been accused of sexual assault by writer-director Vinta Nanda. He will be seen sharing screen space with Bollywood star Ajay Devgn in the soon-to-be-released De De Pyaar De.

Prithviraj’s pragmatism saves Mohanlal’s cliched Lucifer

After Lucifer finds its groove, it keeps churning out moment after moment to celebrate Mohanlal the star.

Delhi Crime, Soni: Are powerful female characters empowered enough to command their own narrative?

Power, with all its neutral connotations, has come to be coloured by the hues of gender and gender, in turn, serves as a convenient parameter to identify who is powerful and who is powerless.

Nayanthara is not the first and she won’t be the last

When will Kollywood acknowledge the deep-rooted misogyny and sexism?

Why I am deleting Michael Jackson’s playlist

I am removing every Michael Jackson song from my electronic devices. It just does not seem right any more after what has come to light in Leaving Neverland. The four-hour documentary has literally been the last straw that has broken the back of this camel that was Michael Jackson’s fan.

Tamil cinema doesn’t display a gender bias? Think twice!

We say things have changed. It is 2019, but when a woman makes a film like 90ml, she is targeted personally.

Gully Boy: Tender is the love

Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, as the title indicates, is not just Murad and Safeena's story. It primarily preoccupies itself with the boy and his gully, Dharavi, his struggles, hardships, angst and the final release. And yet for them, at least for Safeena, it is her only story.

Oru Adaar Love: The ‘wink’ girl’s debut film is a ticket to disaster

I don’t think there is any reason why the film is called Oru Adaar Love. Instead, Oru Alambu Love could have been apt.

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy is not just about Ranveer Singh

Kudos to Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti who didn't craft Alia Bhatt's character as just a demure young girl who enables the story of Gully Boy. The others who exude charisma on screen include Siddhant Chaturvedi, Amruta Subhash and Vijay Raaz.

Sarvam Thaala Mayam: This Rajiv Menon-AR Rahman musical plays up politics of Carnatic music

Here, Rajiv Menon is dealing with an extremely tricky subject, but has pulled it off remarkably well. Sarvam Thaala Mayam also looks like a dedication to the limitless forms of percussion in India and a vivid expression of unity in diversity.

Zero tries really hard but fails miserably

Zero begins well with two differently abled characters, played by Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, celebrating life. But the Aanand L Rai film soon begins to falter. It suffers heavily from so many things including a weak and predictable screenplay.

After Kaala, Rajinikanth’s Petta too has a political message that was hard to miss

Beneath the entertaining surface, Petta’s storyline too is intensely political and here too, besides their villainy, the antagonists embody majoritarian politics.