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Harami director Shyam Madiraju says the Emraan Hashmi-starrer is a modern-day adaptation of Oliver Twist
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Harami director Shyam Madiraju says the Emraan Hashmi-starrer is a modern-day adaptation of Oliver Twist

In the past, films like Slumdog Millionaire and Traffic Signal have explored the underbelly of Mumbai, but Madiraju says Harami is about "a tale of redemption, of humanity, when caught in the worst of situations in life."

The Personal History of David Copperfield review round-up: Dev Patel's film is 'bold, playful, irrepressibly optimistic'
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The Personal History of David Copperfield review round-up: Dev Patel's film is 'bold, playful, irrepressibly optimistic'

The Personal History of David Copperfield is among the first movies to run in cinemas after months of lockdown due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Dev Patel visits Mumbai to search for locations for his directorial debut, a revenge thriller titled Monkey Man
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Dev Patel visits Mumbai to search for locations for his directorial debut, a revenge thriller titled Monkey Man

Dev Patel's last theatrical release was Hotel Mumbai alongside Anupam Kher and Armie Hammer.

Ghost stories are a Christmas tradition: Here's why the holiday season is perfect for spooky tales
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Ghost stories are a Christmas tradition: Here's why the holiday season is perfect for spooky tales

Christmas ghost stories enhance our enjoyment and warmth of the seasonal food, and the frisson of a paranormal tale offsets the “feel-good” festive spirit that might otherwise be cloying.

With the introduction of balloon trips, the first aeronauts transformed our view of the world
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With the introduction of balloon trips, the first aeronauts transformed our view of the world

Early balloon flights were difficult to pull off and dangerous. Aeronauts and passengers fell to their deaths when balloons unexpectedly deflated, caught fire or drifted out to sea.

Dev Patel to star in Armando Iannuci's adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Personal History of David Copperfield
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Dev Patel to star in Armando Iannuci's adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dev Patel, known for the Academy Award nominated Lion, and Armando Iannucci, who directed The Death of Stalin, have large expectations to fulfill.

Adele might make Hollywood debut in new adaptation of 1968 musical Oliver!
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Adele might make Hollywood debut in new adaptation of 1968 musical Oliver!

Adele is reportedly seriously considering making her Hollywood debut in a remake of the musical Oliver! based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

Harry Potter, Tintin, Asterix and The Hobbit: ICSE syllabus just became a lot more fun
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Harry Potter, Tintin, Asterix and The Hobbit: ICSE syllabus just became a lot more fun

CISCE has decided to include popular books like the Harry Potter series for junior and middle school students with ICSE board as part of their English Literature syllabus.

True crime and punishment: How pop culture taps into our fascination for real-life cases
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True crime and punishment: How pop culture taps into our fascination for real-life cases

Our obsession with stories of true crime has been around for centuries. What’s changed over the last few years, is our perception of it as a 'popular genre'

A humourless love story: Observations on watching 'Fitoor' after reading 'Great Expectations'
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A humourless love story: Observations on watching 'Fitoor' after reading 'Great Expectations'

Fitoor’s narrative is so slow that at one stage it seems to be moving backwards.

'Mere paas Ma hai': What's next for Tabu after playing mother to Katrina in 'Fitoor'?
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'Mere paas Ma hai': What's next for Tabu after playing mother to Katrina in 'Fitoor'?

When playing the cold-hearted Beghun in Fitoor, we realize what a heavy price Tabu has paid for being a formidable actress.

Fitoor is a tragedy depicting the death of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
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Fitoor is a tragedy depicting the death of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

There is little else to admire in Dickens’s tomb called Fitoor.

Fitoor review: Katrina, Aditya are inadequate; No great expectations from this Valentine's Day film
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Fitoor review: Katrina, Aditya are inadequate; No great expectations from this Valentine's Day film

The primary problem with Fitoor is that it fails to conjure up the sort of passion that it should have with less literalness and better central casting

Fitoor Review: What the Dickens? Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina star in a beautiful but disappointing adaptation
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Fitoor Review: What the Dickens? Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina star in a beautiful but disappointing adaptation

Fitoor is one of the most disappointing literary adaptations ever attempted in Indian cinema.

Abhishek Kapoor has maintained integrity of 'Great Expectations': Katrina Kaif on 'Fitoor'
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Abhishek Kapoor has maintained integrity of 'Great Expectations': Katrina Kaif on 'Fitoor'

Katrina Kaif, who is starring in Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor, says that its story is "relatable" to current topics and "stands on its own".

Abhishek Kapoor releases first look of his next film 'Fitoor'
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Abhishek Kapoor releases first look of his next film 'Fitoor'

Director Abhishek Kapoor released the first look of his upcoming venture "Fitoor" starring Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor in lead roles.

Images: A walk through Charles Dickens' London
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Images: A walk through Charles Dickens' London

London in the 21st century is not all that different from the heaving Victorian metropolis forever preserved in the novels of English writer Charles Dickens.

I want some more: New India's Dickensian mantra
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I want some more: New India's Dickensian mantra

Growing up in India, Dickens was part of an alien world filled with colourful characters like Oliver Twist and Mr. Micawber. But on his 200th birth anniversary his famous line hits close to home.

Why Charles Dickens is still relevant on his 200th birthday
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Why Charles Dickens is still relevant on his 200th birthday

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth and perhaps the question on everyone's mind is whether Dickens is still relevant today?

Novel-cum-app opens up dark, Dickensian London to iOS users
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Novel-cum-app opens up dark, Dickensian London to iOS users

Charles Dickens, is one of English Literature's most celebrated writes, who's works are recalled with great reverence, ...