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Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein review: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi in a tiring morass of clichés
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Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein review: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi in a tiring morass of clichés

In Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein ideas sag like the unclaimed fat of a bad script that neither believes in its premise, nor shows the conviction to follow its own path

Ankahi Kahaniya movie review: Of mannequins, men, infidelity and urban angst
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Ankahi Kahaniya movie review: Of mannequins, men, infidelity and urban angst

It is but natural that in most anthologies, there will be one film that outshines the rest, but this is not the case with Ankahi Kahaniya – each of these three shorts is equally moderately likeable and equally unenthusing.

The world of Sonchiriya: Arid, claustrophobic ravines hold a mirror to a land of anarchy, injustice, and inequities
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The world of Sonchiriya: Arid, claustrophobic ravines hold a mirror to a land of anarchy, injustice, and inequities

What’s more menacing and sinister than the Chambal ravines is the discriminations and prejudices, inequities, and injustices they harbour, the caste divides, toxic masculinity and patriarchal codes that they run by and are shaped from.

Sandip Ray says he's yet to watch Netflix India's anthology based on father Satyajit Ray's short stories
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Sandip Ray says he's yet to watch Netflix India's anthology based on father Satyajit Ray's short stories

Sandip Ray said he has watched the promo of the film but it was important to see an entire work to form one's own opinion.

'Great way to introduce Netflix generation to Satyajit Ray's written work': Shweta Basu Prasad on Ray
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'Great way to introduce Netflix generation to Satyajit Ray's written work': Shweta Basu Prasad on Ray

Shweta Basu Prasad, Ali Fazal and Anindita Bose star in Forget Me Not, a segment in Netflix India's anthology Ray, which premieres on 25 June.

Netflix anthology Ray, Vidya Balan's Sherni, Anthony Bourdain documentary Roadrunner: Trailers This Week
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Netflix anthology Ray, Vidya Balan's Sherni, Anthony Bourdain documentary Roadrunner: Trailers This Week

Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala have directed Ray, which is slated to release on 25 June on Netflix

Ronnie Screwvala, Abhishek Chaubey announce biopic on hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
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Ronnie Screwvala, Abhishek Chaubey announce biopic on hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand

"There couldn't have been a greater underdog story than Dhyan Chand's and I can't wait to bring this film to the audiences," Ronnie Screwvala said in a statement.

Vishal Bhardwaj confesses he's often undervalued as a composer: I want to make music for films that aren't mine
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Vishal Bhardwaj confesses he's often undervalued as a composer: I want to make music for films that aren't mine

In this exclusive interview with Firstpost, Vishal Bhardwaj talks about how he thinks of himself as a music composer first, and a filmmaker later.

From Sholay to TVF's Panchayat, how the face of rural India has transformed in Hindi entertainment
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From Sholay to TVF's Panchayat, how the face of rural India has transformed in Hindi entertainment

TVF's Panchayat redeems the depiction of rural India by breaking out of the template perpetuated by the 1975 classic Sholay.

Sonchiriya director Abhishek Chaubey confirms Hindi remake of Tamil film Jigarthanda for producer Sajid Nadiadwala
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Sonchiriya director Abhishek Chaubey confirms Hindi remake of Tamil film Jigarthanda for producer Sajid Nadiadwala

As and when the final script is ready, the announcement will be made, confirms Abhishek Chaubey.

Bhutan's Mountain Echoes Festival 2019: Your guide to the authors and must-attend events at this 10th edition
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Bhutan's Mountain Echoes Festival 2019: Your guide to the authors and must-attend events at this 10th edition

The tenth edition of Mountain Echoes, held from 22 to 25 August this year at Thimphu, and will feature several discussions on literature, music, the environment and history, among other subjects.

Sonchiriya cast talks about shooting in Chambal
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Sonchiriya cast talks about shooting in Chambal

Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Ashutosh Rana & director Abhishek Chaubey share their experiences with Sheena Oberoi about shooting for the movie Sonchiriya.

Sonchiriya, a film written and directed by men, flaunts a proud and clear feminist statement
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Sonchiriya, a film written and directed by men, flaunts a proud and clear feminist statement

Sonchiriya, Abhishek Chaubey’s allegorical dacoit drama set in 1975 India, and co-written by Sudip Sharma, has a feminist story to tell with subtlety and rootedness.

Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya: The terrain and experience of shooting in Chambal added to my character
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Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya: The terrain and experience of shooting in Chambal added to my character

Bhumi Pednekar talks about playing one of the few female characters of Sonchiriya, and her future projects including a reunion with Ayushmann Khurrana.

Sonchiriya: Sushant Singh Rajput clarifies film has not been 'dubbed' into any other dialects, barring the original
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Sonchiriya: Sushant Singh Rajput clarifies film has not been 'dubbed' into any other dialects, barring the original

Sushant Singh Rajput has taken to Instagram to urge fans to report names of theatres screening dubbed versions of Sonchiriya

Sonchiriya box office collection: Sushant Singh Rajput's dacoit drama earns a middling Rs 2.70 cr in opening two days
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Sonchiriya box office collection: Sushant Singh Rajput's dacoit drama earns a middling Rs 2.70 cr in opening two days

Sonchiriya has been directed by Abhishek Chaubey, who has previously helmed Udta Punjab, Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya.

Abhishek Chaubey on Sonchiriya: 'Was interesting to show a respected but evil criminal gang'
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Abhishek Chaubey on Sonchiriya: 'Was interesting to show a respected but evil criminal gang'

What interested Sonchiriya director Abhishek Chaubey the most about India's bandit culture was its 'twisted' code of honour

Sonchiriya movie review: Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar and a band of fine artistes deliver aching, desolate beauty
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Sonchiriya movie review: Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar and a band of fine artistes deliver aching, desolate beauty

The rootedness of Sonchiriya is reflected in every element of the film, from the dialect the characters speak to their clothing and concerns.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Imran Khan grabs moral high ground, KL Rahul returns to form; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Imran Khan grabs moral high ground, KL Rahul returns to form; today's must-read stories

Whether it was the tenets of the Geneva Conventions that prevailed upon the Pakistani prime minister or concerns about escalating the situation is unknown, and more to the point, irrelevant. What needs to be noted is how Imran Khan owned the narrative of the whole episode and demonstrated that he was taking the moral high ground in an increasingly volatile situation.