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Siddhant Chaturvedi gets nostalgic, looks back at where it all started for him as an actor
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Siddhant Chaturvedi gets nostalgic, looks back at where it all started for him as an actor

Siddhant was seen in the web-series Inside Edge and then became a sensation with Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy in 2019. He was last seen in Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan earlier this year.

Annu Kapoor on 'Crash Course': There's only good and bad content, not commercial or parallel
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Annu Kapoor on 'Crash Course': There's only good and bad content, not commercial or parallel

Crash Course, the new series by Amazon Prime Video India, stars Annu Kapoor in a pivotal role and is created by Vijay Maurya, and directed by Manish Haripasad. It's all set to stream from August 5.

Oh My Dog movie review: Arun Vijay's sweet, sappy film bogged down by commercial platitudes and predictable writing
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Oh My Dog movie review: Arun Vijay's sweet, sappy film bogged down by commercial platitudes and predictable writing

Oh My Dog is predictable. Right from the first frame, you can guess how the film will unfold next. And there is no doubt about how the film will end. The only surprise we probably get is the degree of clumsiness.

Viewers living with cerebral palsy laud Surya Kasibhatla's depiction in Jalsa: 'We felt seen'
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Viewers living with cerebral palsy laud Surya Kasibhatla's depiction in Jalsa: 'We felt seen'

“I love being in front of the camera but I did not know until this that it was possible to become an actor because of my disability," says Darshana Ramgiri, a fashion blogger and content creator with cerebral palsy, on watching Jalsa.

Sharmaji Namkeen: Why Rishi Kapoor's final film is more a compromise than a lasting tribute
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Sharmaji Namkeen: Why Rishi Kapoor's final film is more a compromise than a lasting tribute

Would any self-respecting actor (especially as passionate as Rishi Kapoor) have agreed to this hodge-podge that is equal parts of a ‘tribute’ and a barely salvaged film relying heavily on the generosity of its audience?

Jalsa director Suresh Triveni responds to claims of his plot's convenience: Coincidence was a conscious choice
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Jalsa director Suresh Triveni responds to claims of his plot's convenience: Coincidence was a conscious choice

"We could have made the plot convoluted — newer characters, more events — to be more logical. But my fear was that I would move away from my central character and their emotions," says Suresh Triveni.

Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu movie review: Akshara Haasan's is a cute but middling film on female desire
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Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu movie review: Akshara Haasan's is a cute but middling film on female desire

Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu is a harmless, well-intentioned coming-of-age film. But it is the least entertaining when it wants to be too safe.

Devil's Advocate | What jars in the otherwise radical Jalsa is reinforcing of the noble servant stereotype
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Devil's Advocate | What jars in the otherwise radical Jalsa is reinforcing of the noble servant stereotype

Ramu Kaka is back on screen again, and this time he is called Ruksana. Jalsa does not reengineer a status quo that has somewhat been challenged by international films like The White Tiger and Parasite.

Jalsa movie review: Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah light up a story of class, happenstance and the human conscience
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Jalsa movie review: Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah light up a story of class, happenstance and the human conscience

Half the battle for Jalsa was won when Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah were roped in to share screen space.

Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers
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Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers

"I’m sorry to say this but I think Indian audiences inherently relate more to the topics that the male comedians talk about," says Sumaira Shaikh.

How shows like The Fame Game, and films like Tribhanga, Shakuntala Devi are finally embracing the idea of flawed motherhood
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How shows like The Fame Game, and films like Tribhanga, Shakuntala Devi are finally embracing the idea of flawed motherhood

A common theme in the West, the idea of flawed motherhood and the mother's guilt had been pushed under the carpet by Hindi cinema for the longest time because it is uncomfortable to address.

Devil's Advocate | Hindi cinema's depiction of the writer is ludicrous — but that's how authors want to see themselves on screen
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Devil's Advocate | Hindi cinema's depiction of the writer is ludicrous — but that's how authors want to see themselves on screen

The portrayal of the writer in both Gehraiyaan and Bestseller are simultaneously hilarious and the fantasy land most authors are dying to get to. Either way, the joke is on them.

More than anything else, Gehraiyaan is a tale of karmic retribution — where bad choices lead to serious consequences
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More than anything else, Gehraiyaan is a tale of karmic retribution — where bad choices lead to serious consequences

Gehraiyaan is not a public service advertisement against infidelity. The idea of karmic retribution is never mentioned explicitly, but it seems deeply embedded in the structure of storytelling.

Devil's Advocate | Gehraiyaan packs in too many genres designed as narrative deceits, but fails to tap into the depths of any
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Devil's Advocate | Gehraiyaan packs in too many genres designed as narrative deceits, but fails to tap into the depths of any

In Gehraiyaan, there is crime, drama, romance, noir, tragedy, dramedy, working class struggles, first world problems, everything you could want, but also a lot that does not fit.

With a 'complex and layered' film like Gehraiyaan, Shakun Batra 'wanted to shake things up for myself as a storyteller'
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With a 'complex and layered' film like Gehraiyaan, Shakun Batra 'wanted to shake things up for myself as a storyteller'

"I think the situations are messy, and people just deal with messy situations. They're not necessarily messy themselves," says filmmaker Shakun Batra on his film Gehraiyaan.

Inside the intimacy department of Gehraiyaan: Intimacy director Dar Gai and her team on the art of shooting sex scenes
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Inside the intimacy department of Gehraiyaan: Intimacy director Dar Gai and her team on the art of shooting sex scenes

“The new generation of filmmakers are much more responsible when it comes to creating a safe space for their actors," says Ukranian filmmaker Dar Gai, the intimacy director of Gehraiyaan, whose previous works include music video of Prateek Kuhad's 'cold/mess.'

Harry Potter Reunion Special review: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint return home, and so do we
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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.

How dysfunctional marriage was a recurrent theme on screen in 2021, from Haseen Dillruba to Decoupled
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How dysfunctional marriage was a recurrent theme on screen in 2021, from Haseen Dillruba to Decoupled

The trend of evolving marriage stories has created a revision of the safest, most used, and most overdone formula of Hindi cinema — one that has sustained the myth of a perfect marriage.

Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming
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Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming

The question of the year has been, ‘Will people come back to the theatres?.' They did and how. 2021, even with a hiatus in between, saw some major star vehicles that set the cash registers ringing.

Shoojit Sircar delves deep to explain how Sardar Udham serves as an ode to revolutionaries, immortalises Indian struggle for equality
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Shoojit Sircar delves deep to explain how Sardar Udham serves as an ode to revolutionaries, immortalises Indian struggle for equality

In an exclusive interview, director Shoojit Sircar decodes how Sardar Udham passes the test of time with flying colours in the 21st century