articles by Devki Nehra

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In Crazy Rich Asians, I found my only vacation during a raging pandemic

The setting of Crazy Rich Asians is inextricably tethered to its characters. Their material possessions — generational wealth, plump diamonds, rolling estates, gleaming luxury cars, and multi-million-dollar businesses — make them who they are. It's right there in the title!

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Cruella movie review: Emma Stone tries, but misses the mark

Cruella is Disney's latest efforts to reintroduce old characters, and contemporise them for the new, younger generation of moviegoers. It's not a memorable one, that's for sure.

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The Chair review: Sandra Oh is brilliant in Netflix series depicting ups and downs of academia

Ji-Hoon Kim is a character tailor-made for Sandra Oh, who has previously played similar strong, smart and self-sufficient women onscreen.

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The Shaila(S) movie review: Kaneez Surkha, Neha RT's short is a clever satire on class and caste discrimination

The message is blatantly out there and in your face: we are a messed up society, comfortable in maintaining social barriers.

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Toofaan: Mrunal Thakur on playing Ananya to Farhan Akhtar's Ajju, and being directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

"Ananya is a catalyst in the transformation of Ajju to Aziz," says Mrunal Thakur, who stars opposite Farhan Akhtar in Toofaan.

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We the People review: Netflix show produced by the Obamas harvests the power of music, animation to educate

Though the primary aim of We The People is to introduce kids to the basics of civics, the series had the potential to explore so much.

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Mary J Blige’s My Life review: Amazon Prime Video Original documentary is personal, raw, and emotional

With the documentary My Life, Mary J Blige lays all her cards on the table, occasionally holding back her tears, sometimes letting it all out.

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This is Pop review: Netflix docuseries is a well-rounded exploration into the history of chart-topping music

This is Pop enmeshes biographical details from celebrated names in the music industry with a scholastic approach, ensuring that the series does not elicit many yawns from the viewers.

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Rise of K-Pop in India: Analysing why Korean pop music has surged in India during coronavirus pandemic

A drastic increase in K-Pop streams on Spotify, Netflix diversifying its slate, and the BTS phenomenon have vastly contributed to the popularity of K-Pop in India despite trolling of boybands for challenging the traditional ideals of masculinity.

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Trese review: Netflix anime is an outstanding attempt at bringing Filipino culture to the mainstream

A strong female lead — whether animated or live-action — is always a pleasure to watch onscreen.

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Yasuke review: Netflix anime is an innovative take on an unexplored part of Japanese history

Don't walk into Yasuke expecting just an animated biographical drama for it elevates whatever little is known about Japan's Black samurai with wild sci-fi and supernatural elements.

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The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, is an insufferable stoner 'comedy'

The Beach Bum does not really have a substantive story, it just follows a doped up middle-aged guy who displays no self-awareness and never faces any consequences for his actions.

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Yashraj Mukhate on the fickle nature of internet fame and desire to create music with longer shelf life

Yashraj Mukhate, who became famous after his comical viral mix 'Rasode Mein Kaun Tha', on how internet fame has altered his social media habits, his love for Tamil show tunes and shifting focus on original work.

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Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry review: Apple TV+ documentary's no holds-barred approach is refreshing

Director RJ Cutler brings some of the most intimate and vulnerable moments from Billie Eilish's life as she records her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

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Nomadland, The Trial of Chicago 7, Sound of Metal, Soul: A look at this year's top contenders for awards season

Here is a round-up of films that will likely be nominated in the exciting upcoming awards season.

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Godmothered movie review: Jillian Bell, Isla Fisher's Disney film brings much needed pre-Christmas positivity

Godmothered is not the most innovative of fairy tale films, but it's funny, sweet, and rarely has a boring moment to spare.

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Singapore rapper Yung Raja on his new single 'Dance Song' and inspiring fans through his music

"I want people to know that they are loved and we all have the power to inspire positively," says Singapore rapper Yung Raja

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Taba Chake brings Nyishi to the indie scene: Singer-songwriter on performing in an Arunachal dialect, his artistic evolution

Writing songs was not as difficult as reaching out to people and sharing my words through my songs, says Taba Chake.

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Netflix documentary Shawn Mendes: In Wonder barely uncovers the shiny veneer of music stardom

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder humanises the Grammy nominated singer, and offers valuable insight to super fans who often worship their favourite celebrities.