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Dil Bekaraar review: A warm slice of the '80s to get nostalgic with
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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.

What's streaming in September: Money Heist, Bhoot Police, Mumbai Diaries 26/11
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What's streaming in September: Money Heist, Bhoot Police, Mumbai Diaries 26/11

While Part 1 of Money Heist final season will release on Netflix on 3 September, Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex will release Bhoot Police on 17 September.

Shershah, Navrasa, Cruella, CODA: What's streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Apple TV+ in August
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Shershah, Navrasa, Cruella, CODA: What's streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Apple TV+ in August

Other key titles in August include Bhuj: The Pride of India on Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex, Comedy Premium League on Netflix India, and Modern Love Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

Explained: As The Office completes 20 years, revisiting what the show says about mockumentaries as a genre
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Explained: As The Office completes 20 years, revisiting what the show says about mockumentaries as a genre

While it was the British version that gave the show its initial thrust, it was the 2005 American version that took the show and the mockumentary genre to unprecedented heights, helping it achieve cult status, and in many ways – global dominion.

BoJack Horseman and the women who want to move on: In S6, Diane, Princess Carolyn have a shot at healing
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BoJack Horseman and the women who want to move on: In S6, Diane, Princess Carolyn have a shot at healing

By shining a light on the women whose lives have most been informed by BoJack, the show is offering its lead star to step back, to let others speak unto his misbehaviour,

With Disney's WandaVision and The Mandalorian, audiences show preference for weekly installments over binge-watching
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With Disney's WandaVision and The Mandalorian, audiences show preference for weekly installments over binge-watching

Shows like Disney’s The Mandalorian have proved that delivering episodes to an entertainment-hungry nation in small tantalising viewing snacks is equally as effective as the all-you-can-watch feast. Audiences want to be tickled and teased.

Censoring of OTT content seems to be limited to curbing voices of dissent; nuanced regulation could be a way forward
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Censoring of OTT content seems to be limited to curbing voices of dissent; nuanced regulation could be a way forward

Censorship back in the days of single-channel TV was all about providing ‘clean’ entertainment on a mass platform rather than curbing a difference of opinion or catering to the powers-that-be. You’d imagine a 2021 version of that old formula would continue work for the common man.

Natalie Palamides: Nate - A One Man Show on Netflix is this year's most compelling comedy special
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Natalie Palamides: Nate - A One Man Show on Netflix is this year's most compelling comedy special

In Nate: A One Man Show, currently streaming on Netflix, Natalie Palamides offers the most provocative one hour on rape, consent, and mixed signals.

Anjali on playing a cop in Nishabdham and her upcoming role in Telugu remake of Pink, Vakeel Saab
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Anjali on playing a cop in Nishabdham and her upcoming role in Telugu remake of Pink, Vakeel Saab

Post Nishabdham, Anjali will be a part of the Netflix anthology directed by Vignesh ShivN, and she also has Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab coming up.

Black Box and The Lie review: Amazon, Blumhouse kick off Halloween season with two fright-free fiascos
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Black Box and The Lie review: Amazon, Blumhouse kick off Halloween season with two fright-free fiascos

The Lie and Black Box debuted as a double feature on Amazon Prime Video on 6 October.

Flow, a short film shot during quarantine, promotes self-love and attention to mental health
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Flow, a short film shot during quarantine, promotes self-love and attention to mental health

Flow, a short film by Archit Kumar that was conceptualised and shot entirely during the lockdown, promotes self-love and special attention to mental health during the pandemic.

As content not stars take spotlight, how Indian films, series are retailoring marketing strategies for a post-COVID world
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As content not stars take spotlight, how Indian films, series are retailoring marketing strategies for a post-COVID world

In a post-Coronavirus world, film marketers have had to come up with creative strategies to promote big Bollywood films, like Shakuntala Devi, Dil Bechara and Gunjan Saxena, ahead of their digital releases.

Netflix's The Umbrella Academy 2 tries to be more engaging than the first season, but misses the mark
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Netflix's The Umbrella Academy 2 tries to be more engaging than the first season, but misses the mark

The second season of Umbrella Academy dropped on Netflix on 31 July and is a better watch than its predecessor. But is that enough?

'Ensuring Dark's continuity was a challenge': Cinematographer Nikolaus Summerer discusses jumping through time
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'Ensuring Dark's continuity was a challenge': Cinematographer Nikolaus Summerer discusses jumping through time

In this exclusive Q&A with Firstpost, Dark cinematographer Nikolaus Summerer talks about crafting a unique visual style for each time period.

I May Destroy You: Discussing trauma, rape culture and coping, with focus on the HBO-BBC series
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I May Destroy You: Discussing trauma, rape culture and coping, with focus on the HBO-BBC series

I May Destroy You, produced by HBO and BBC, is about the act of figuring out survival from trauma, and an effort to nudge our language out of its limitations.

Netflix series Indian Matchmaking is this year's scariest horror story about arranged marriages
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Netflix series Indian Matchmaking is this year's scariest horror story about arranged marriages

Indian Matchmaking treads into dangerous territory when it allows Sima Taparia free rein to reinforce regressive methods of Indian matchmaking as undeniable fact.

Breathe: Into The Shadows review — How much Abhishek Bachchan is too much Abhishek Bachchan?
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Breathe: Into The Shadows review — How much Abhishek Bachchan is too much Abhishek Bachchan?

Abhishek Bachchan is the whole and soul of Amazon Prime series, Breathe: Into The Shadows, which is perhaps why we have 12 long episodes, 50 minutes each.

Kappela movie review: Same ol' patriarchal trope wrapped in taut direction and a charming cast
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Kappela movie review: Same ol' patriarchal trope wrapped in taut direction and a charming cast

Kappela is alluring and visually pretty, but progressive it absolutely is not.

Netflix's Athlete A is a compelling true-crime documentary and also an ode to investigative journalism
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Netflix's Athlete A is a compelling true-crime documentary and also an ode to investigative journalism

Originally intended to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, Athlete A, one of the several films to become a casualty of a global pandemic, sacrificed a potential festival run for a direct Netflix release.

Narcos producers to adapt Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera into six-part miniseries
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Narcos producers to adapt Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera into six-part miniseries

Gaumont's UK unit is working with writer Anthony Horowitz on the six-episode series of The Phantom of the Opera.