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Devil's Advocate | Kangana Ranaut, Munawar Faruqui collaborating for Lock Upp is a lesson for parties with different political ideologies
Entertainment

Devil's Advocate | Kangana Ranaut, Munawar Faruqui collaborating for Lock Upp is a lesson for parties with different political ideologies

The short but meaningful dialogue between Kangana Ranaut and Munawar Faruqui on Lock Upp happened to offer the one glimpse needed to confirm why ideological opposites should not just talk, but perhaps also collaborate.

Of prison cells and controversial celebrities: Decoding Lock Upp, Kangana Ranaut's Bigg Boss-style reality show
Entertainment

Of prison cells and controversial celebrities: Decoding Lock Upp, Kangana Ranaut's Bigg Boss-style reality show

“I found the search for contestants quite different from other reality shows. The makers were looking for somebody who had substance in them, someone who has opinions and beliefs and can stand up for themselves, and that struck a chord with me," says Nisha Rawal, contestant of Lock Upp.

Tracing Sidharth Shukla's career, from Balika Vadhu breakthrough to Bigg Boss victory
Entertainment

Tracing Sidharth Shukla's career, from Balika Vadhu breakthrough to Bigg Boss victory

Having started his career as a model, Sidharth Shukla recently made his digital debut as Agastya Rao in ALTBalaji's Broken But Beautiful Season 3.

Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms rolls out COVID-19 vaccination drive for staff in Mumbai
Entertainment

Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms rolls out COVID-19 vaccination drive for staff in Mumbai

The drive aims to vaccinate 600-800 employees of #Balaji Telefilms, ALTBalaji and Balaji Motion Pictures.

Broken But Beautiful 3 review: Sidharth Shukla, Sonia Rathee-starrer falters due to lack of depth, superficial characters
Entertainment

Broken But Beautiful 3 review: Sidharth Shukla, Sonia Rathee-starrer falters due to lack of depth, superficial characters

Each episode of Broken But Beautiful 3 is a play on the title of a much-loved Hollywood romance. And that seems to be the problem plaguing the show, an attempt to tell a modern love story.

Sudhanshu Saria alleges Ekta Kapoor's ALTBalaji of plagiarising his film's poster for new show His Story
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Sudhanshu Saria alleges Ekta Kapoor's ALTBalaji of plagiarising his film's poster for new show His Story

In a Twitter thread, Sudhanshu Saria wrote the culture of copying an artwork "must end."

Ekta Kapoor announces Verdict 2; AltBalaji show to chronicle Indira Gandhi's life, The Emergency
Entertainment

Ekta Kapoor announces Verdict 2; AltBalaji show to chronicle Indira Gandhi's life, The Emergency

Verdict 2 is based on books penned by Kuldip Nayar and Prashant Bhushan, reveals Ekta Kapoor.

The Married Woman review: ALTBalaji, ZEE5's adaptation of Manju Kapoor's novel is lazy and unremarkable
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The Married Woman review: ALTBalaji, ZEE5's adaptation of Manju Kapoor's novel is lazy and unremarkable

The pace of The Married Woman drags to a point where it repeats the significance of every situation thrice before resolving it.

The Friday List: From talks marking women's day to a workshop on building a terrace garden, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From talks marking women's day to a workshop on building a terrace garden, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

The Family Man Season 2, Pitta Kathalu, To All The Boys 3: What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in February
Entertainment

The Family Man Season 2, Pitta Kathalu, To All The Boys 3: What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in February

The February streaming calendar includes The Family Man on Amazon Prime Video, The Girl on the Train and Pitta Kathalu on Netflix.

Beginning on MUBI, The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+, LSD on ALTBalaji: Trailers This Week
Entertainment

Beginning on MUBI, The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+, LSD on ALTBalaji: Trailers This Week

Beginning, which is Georgia's entry for the 2021 Best International Feature Oscar, starts streaming on MUBI 29 January.

Relatable language, believable bodies: What underpins the popularity of adult content on Indian OTT platforms
Lifestyle

Relatable language, believable bodies: What underpins the popularity of adult content on Indian OTT platforms

Beginning with ALTBalaji’s Gandii Baat (2018) to Kavita Bhabhi (2020) on Ullu, erotic content on homegrown OTT platform deserves attention for its sensibilities.

Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy
Entertainment

Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy

All those visuals in Paurashpur of a bare-chested Milind Soman with atmospheric lighting seem to be completely out of place, knowing that trans people’s bodies are perpetually watched, policed and violated in cis-heteronormative societies.

Coolie No. 1, Mulan, Mank, The Prom, Durgamati: What's streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar in December
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Coolie No. 1, Mulan, Mank, The Prom, Durgamati: What's streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar in December

From Coolie No. 1 to Durgamati, December offers a plethora of programmes for audiences over multiple platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video India, Hotstar Disney+, and Apple TV+

Rainn Wilson's Utopia, Karanvir Bohra's Bhanwar, Kushal Tandon's Bebaakee: Trailers This Week
Entertainment

Rainn Wilson's Utopia, Karanvir Bohra's Bhanwar, Kushal Tandon's Bebaakee: Trailers This Week

In Utopia, Rainn Wilson teams up with a bunch of youngsters to fight a global pandemic, when they realize the catastrophic events predicted in a comic book are actually coming true.

ZEE5, ALTBalaji's Baarish season 2 to mark Jeetendra's digital debut; show developed by daughter Ekta Kapoor
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ZEE5, ALTBalaji's Baarish season 2 to mark Jeetendra's digital debut; show developed by daughter Ekta Kapoor

Jeetendra will play the role of Jeetuji Gandhi, a veteran in the diamond business who has an eye for not just diamonds but also people

Extraction, Four More Shots Please! 2, Mrs America — What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar in April
Entertainment

Extraction, Four More Shots Please! 2, Mrs America — What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar in April

Extraction, Run, Bad Education, and Panchayat are among the upcoming OTT shows and movies this month.

Mentalhood review: Karisma Kapoor, Tillotama Shome shine in ALT Balaji- Zee5 show that's curiously similar to Big Little Lies
Entertainment

Mentalhood review: Karisma Kapoor, Tillotama Shome shine in ALT Balaji- Zee5 show that's curiously similar to Big Little Lies

Mentalhood seems like a comprehensive guide for mothers but the strong core could have been enriched by more technical competence.

Disney Plus to launch in India on 29 March through Hotstar at the time of IPL kick-off, announces Bob Iger
Entertainment

Disney Plus to launch in India on 29 March through Hotstar at the time of IPL kick-off, announces Bob Iger

Disney Plus will face competition from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video as well as domestic players ALTBalaji, Zee5, Eros Now, Sony Liv and Voot.