Out of the Corner book review: Jennifer Grey's memoir is an honest introspection of her life
For fans of Dirty Dancing, the popular 1987 movie, actress Jennifer Grey's memoir Out of the Corner is a fascinating account of her life, littered with references to and memories of making the movie itself.
Home Shanti review: Supriya Pathak, Manoj Pahwa in a moving slice-of-life show that could be much more
Home Shanti could be much more nuanced and moving, and with actors of this calibre, it seems a waste not to explore the potential of the show
Abbott Elementary review: Heartwarming insight into the lives of teachers, and their complicated lives
Abbott Elementary is upheld by precise, sharp and witty writing with several laugh-out-loud moments
Hurdang movie review: Sunny Kaushal, Vijay Varma's political drama is not just a bad movie, but a dangerous one
Hrudang can be forgiven for its sloppy filmmaking, but not for the propaganda it is spewing
Turning Red movie review: Disney-Pixar film is a sensitive portrayal on the pangs of growing up
Turning Red addresses the issues of identity, belonging, generational trauma, friendship in the most relatable way
How Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri transport me back to dining table, food escapades of my Bengali home
"Interestingly, Piku is obsessed with food in a way that's familiar to all upper-class Bengalis, but the obsession manifests through the constant talk of shit and diseases, which also, very honestly, is quite familiar to this group of people."
Phat Tuesdays review: Amazon Prime Video docu-series gives an insightful look at the history of stand-up comedy
What might make the docu-series work is that it is, in a sense, an underdog story- the story of how a marginalised community makes its mark. For fans of the art form, it's an interesting watch.
‘Whole family can watch it together’: Comedian Amit Tandon on his show Goodnight India
'From a seven-year-old kid to a seventy-year-old grandfather, no one has to sit in different rooms or use headphones,' says Amit Tandon on his show Goodnight India.
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild movie review: Come for a sense of nostalgia, stay for nothing
With stale jokes and predictable action, neither the animation nor the humour is good enough to keep your attention
The Royal Treatment movie review: Bland dialogues, stale idiosyncrasies abound in this Netflix rom-com
The Royal Treatment constantly juggles the fairy tale element with the woke, perhaps to appeal to an internet audience that values wokeness
Harry Potter Reunion Special review: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint return home, and so do we
Just like with home and family, as you grow older, you see the flaws and the terrible political stances and just the cringe photo albums, but you still look forward to visiting home. The Harry Potter reunion special is much like that.
Sing 2 movie review: A cute film but doesn’t become more than that
Unfortunately, neither the story nor the characters are strong enough to make Sing 2 a compelling watch.
Dhindora review: Bhuvan Bam's show works when he plays to his strengths - but only then
The pacing of Dhindhora leaves much to be desired as well. While the eight episodes are about 15 to 20 minutes long, some don’t have any major plot points.
Dil Bekaraar review: A warm slice of the '80s to get nostalgic with
Dil Bekaraar does a great job of building the world of DD, Campa Cola, and imported perfume. It adds to it with the music and opening credits, which immediately place you in that world.
Encanto movie review: Disney’s animated offering shows there’s a place for everyone in the family
Disney film Encanto prioritises the ideas of togetherness and family bonding with spell-binding detailing.
Book review: Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh is an account more of SRK's (female) fans than the star himself
Shrayana Bhattacharya pieces together a story of what made Indian women love SRK, and what that love can tell us about the women themselves.
One Mic Stand writers room on making stand-up sets for celebrities, and training them to be 'losers' on stage
"When you're doing stand-up, you have to believe that you're not the most important person in the room. That's what we have to explain to the celebrities. Some get it easily, but for some, it's a struggle," says Dhruv Deshpande from the writers room of One Mic Stand.
With Rashmi Rocket, Taapsee Pannu, Akarsh Khurana explore gender testing in sports: It's not the story of just one athlete
"Gender discrimination is so prevalent, it comes up in every story in one way or the other," says Taapsee Pannu, whose next film Rashmi Rocket also addresses a women's issue, like previous hits Pink and Thappad.
Storm in a coffee cup: What makes Koffee with Karan an exercise in not taking life too seriously
Koffee with Karan takes itself too seriously. And that's exactly why we don't.
What's in a Setting? Ask a budding stand-up comedy curator — Zoom fatigue and fall in open mic culture
It’s interesting to me that an art form as dependent on the setting as stand-up comedy is, chooses to dismiss the setting while judging performance.