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Trade Talk: This week’s overladen movie business
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Trade Talk: This week’s overladen movie business

The small but numerous films being released this week make it a notable Friday of powerful understatement.

Matto Ki Saikil: The India that we hardly get to see in our cinema
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Matto Ki Saikil: The India that we hardly get to see in our cinema

Like Vittorio de Sica’s imperishable 1948 classic Bicycle Thieves, the bicycle in Matto Ki Saikil is the fulcrum of Matto and his family’s existence.

Prakash Jha on Hindi films failing : 'There is an actor you see every three months, how much exposure do you need?'
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Prakash Jha on Hindi films failing : 'There is an actor you see every three months, how much exposure do you need?'

The filmmaker spoke at length recently about why Hindi films are failing one after another and even cited examples of certain actors that have left audiences unimpressed with their choices of roles.

Esha Gupta opens up on Aashram 3 and growing up through a decade-long journey in the film industry
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Esha Gupta opens up on Aashram 3 and growing up through a decade-long journey in the film industry

'It’s been ten years of growth and evolution. Time changes everything. It either makes you more mature or stupid – the latter happens to a lot of people here,' says Esha Gupta on completing ten years in the industry

As Aashram season 3 is set to hit OTT, director Prakash Jha talks about creative liberty in digital space
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As Aashram season 3 is set to hit OTT, director Prakash Jha talks about creative liberty in digital space

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Prakash Jha talks about Aashram 3, flexibility on OTT and the growing debate on Hindi Vs South Indian languages.

Why brands are happy with negative goodwill in the outrage industry
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Why brands are happy with negative goodwill in the outrage industry

Why would any brand want ‘negative goodwill’? Because prime time on the media debates only negative news. Once you are in this negative market, the media discusses it for hours and the brand gets million dollar worth free publicity

Film bodies, filmmakers condemn Bajrang Dal's alleged attack on sets of Prakash Jha, Bobby Deol's Aashram Season 3
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Film bodies, filmmakers condemn Bajrang Dal's alleged attack on sets of Prakash Jha, Bobby Deol's Aashram Season 3

''Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident, and the Guild is alarmed to note the frequency with which both the production and exhibition sectors are severely and illegally disrupted by various elements with impunity," read a statement from the Producers Guild of India.

Prakash Jha, Bobby Deol issued notices for portrayal of Hindu saints in their MXPlayer show Aashram
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Prakash Jha, Bobby Deol issued notices for portrayal of Hindu saints in their MXPlayer show Aashram

A Jodhpur resident has filed a petition against the web series Aashram for allegedly 'diminishing the place saints hold for Hindus.'

Ludo, Chhalaang, Soorarai Pottru, The Crown season 4: What to watch, and where, this Diwali
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Ludo, Chhalaang, Soorarai Pottru, The Crown season 4: What to watch, and where, this Diwali

The Crown Season 4, Aashram: Chapter 2, Sir, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari are among the shows and films releasing this Diwali weekend.

Bobby Deol-starrer Aashram: Chapter 2 to release on 11 November on MX Player
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Bobby Deol-starrer Aashram: Chapter 2 to release on 11 November on MX Player

Directed by Prakash Jha, Aashram saw Bobby Deol as a self-styled godman Baba Nirala.

Aashram review: Prakash Jha returns to the UP badlands in an insightful show with Bobby Deol as a scheming godman
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Aashram review: Prakash Jha returns to the UP badlands in an insightful show with Bobby Deol as a scheming godman

Once you get past the excess, Aashram is a window into the wild world that straddles new-age communities and the underlying depravity.

Pareeksha movie review: A moving tale of a class-ridden school system and caste with the incredible Adil Hussain
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Pareeksha movie review: A moving tale of a class-ridden school system and caste with the incredible Adil Hussain

Pareeksha is a heart-rending account of a poor rickshaw puller determined to help his son escape poverty by giving him the best education available in the city

Prakash Jha, Adil Hussain on telling the story of a rickshaw-puller's quest for son's education in ZEE5 film Pareeksha
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Prakash Jha, Adil Hussain on telling the story of a rickshaw-puller's quest for son's education in ZEE5 film Pareeksha

Prakash Jha tackles the issue of education for the underprivileged in Pareeksha: The Final Test, that releases today on 6 August on ZEE5.

Gunjan Saxena, Prakash Jha's Pareeksha, Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country: Trailers this week
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Gunjan Saxena, Prakash Jha's Pareeksha, Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country: Trailers this week

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl releases on Netflix on 12 August while Lovecraft Country drops on 17 August on Disney+ Hotstar

Prakash Jha's Pareeksha — The Final Test, starring Adil Hussain, to premiere on ZEE5 on 6 August
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Prakash Jha's Pareeksha — The Final Test, starring Adil Hussain, to premiere on ZEE5 on 6 August

Pareeksha – The Final Test debuted at the 50th International Film Festival of India last year in Goa.

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.

Ahead of Ajay Devgn's 100th film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, recalling his ten most memorable performances
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Ahead of Ajay Devgn's 100th film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, recalling his ten most memorable performances

Ajay Devgn's best performances clearly prove why unlike the popular perception today, his talent lies far beyond the Singhams and the Golmaals.

Bobby Deol, Chandan Roy Sanyal to feature in Prakash Jha-directed web series
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Bobby Deol, Chandan Roy Sanyal to feature in Prakash Jha-directed web series

Bobby Deol will also be seen in Shah Rukh Khan-produced Netflix Original Class of 83.

Tushar Hiranandani on Bhumi, Taapsee and ageism, Saand Ki Aankh’s Shashi Kapoor connect, misogyny and why he won't do another Masti
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Tushar Hiranandani on Bhumi, Taapsee and ageism, Saand Ki Aankh’s Shashi Kapoor connect, misogyny and why he won't do another Masti

Tushar Hiranandani defends his directorial debut Saand Ki Aankh, against allegations of ageism, and his past filmography that includes the Masti franchise.