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The Archies and the curious case of 'relatable cinema'
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The Archies and the curious case of 'relatable cinema'

A piece of work fails when people don’t connect to it emotionally or intellectually, not because the protagonist lives in a four-storeyed mansion instead of a 500 sq feet. 1 BHK.

The Archies First Look Teaser OUT! Meet Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda from Zoya Akhtar's Indian retro adaptation
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The Archies First Look Teaser OUT! Meet Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda from Zoya Akhtar's Indian retro adaptation

In the much-anticipated movie, Nanda is playing Archie while Kapoor is playing the character based on Betty and Khan will essay the role of Veronica. The Archies is produced by renowned production companies Tiger Baby and Graphic India.

The Archies: Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda and Khushi Kapoor's debut movie goes on floors
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The Archies: Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda and Khushi Kapoor's debut movie goes on floors

Zoya Akhtar's The Archies goes on floors. The film marks the debut of Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor.

Gully Boy rapper MC Tod Fod passes away; Ranveer Singh, Zoya Akhtar, Siddhant Chaturvedi pay tribute
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Gully Boy rapper MC Tod Fod passes away; Ranveer Singh, Zoya Akhtar, Siddhant Chaturvedi pay tribute

'You have gone way too soon. I can only be grateful our paths crossed,' wrote Zoya Akhtar for MC Tod Fod

Rahul Nair discusses Eternally Confused & Eager For Love, casting Jim Sarbh for voiceover and more
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Rahul Nair discusses Eternally Confused & Eager For Love, casting Jim Sarbh for voiceover and more

Rahul Nair opens up on his first big break with Netflix's Eternally Confused & Eager For Love, writing process and the possibility of a second season

Eternally Confused and Eager For Love review: Yet another addition to the list of emotionally vacant high-aesthetic shows
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Eternally Confused and Eager For Love review: Yet another addition to the list of emotionally vacant high-aesthetic shows

The show co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar among others is in the extreme Urban Hindi comfort zone, where the story is watchable, the characters super relatable, and nearly nothing is memorable.

Of navigating adulthood and romance: Eternally Confused and Eager for Love team decode coming-of-age series
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Of navigating adulthood and romance: Eternally Confused and Eager for Love team decode coming-of-age series

Zoya Akhtar on Eternally Confused and Eager For Love: 'It is not easy to read eight to 10 episodes normally but it was so breezy that I read it in one shot. We knew we wanted to make it.'

Archie, Betty, Veronica are not new to Bollywood — they are every love triangle ever
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Archie, Betty, Veronica are not new to Bollywood — they are every love triangle ever

As Zoya Akhtar and Netflix announce an Indian film adaptation of Archie Comics, let's admit the Archie-Betty-Veronica love triangle has been a recurring theme in Hindi cinema, from 1960s till date.

Zoya Akhtar, Netflix India to adapt Archie Comics into a live-action musical adaptation set in 1960s
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Zoya Akhtar, Netflix India to adapt Archie Comics into a live-action musical adaptation set in 1960s

"I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic, and yet resonates with the young adults today," says Zoya Akhtar on The Archies, the Indian adaptation of Archie Comics for Netflix.

Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Adarsh Gourav roped in for Kho Gaye Hum Kahan
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Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Adarsh Gourav roped in for Kho Gaye Hum Kahan

Produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby, Kho Gaye Hum Kahan will release in theatres in 2023

Priyanka Chopra Jonas named Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival chairperson: Film & TV updates
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas named Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival chairperson: Film & TV updates

Priyanka Chopra Jonas was announced as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival, almost four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.

‘Privilege to age as opposed to die tragically young’: Konkona Sensharma candid reply to a fan calling her ‘aged’ goes viral
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‘Privilege to age as opposed to die tragically young’: Konkona Sensharma candid reply to a fan calling her ‘aged’ goes viral

Commenting on her post, the fan stated that it is sad to see her “age”. The comment also mentioned that Sharma was the user’s crush during his school days.

Surekha Sikri was as much about her indomitable spirit as her striking poise
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Surekha Sikri was as much about her indomitable spirit as her striking poise

A far cry from the cantankerous matriarchs she played onscreen recently in Badhaai Ho and Balika Vadhu, Surekha Sikri cut a poised yet indefatigable figure in real life, even when she was bound to a wheelchair in her final days.

Surekha Sikri in one of her last interviews: 'Feels like I've been discovered by a whole new generation'
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Surekha Sikri in one of her last interviews: 'Feels like I've been discovered by a whole new generation'

Last year, Surekha Sikri, bound to a wheelchair after a brain stroke, discussed winning her third National Award for Badhaai Ho, losing out on a lot of roles after the accident, and unfulfilled wish to work with Amitabh Bachchan.

Ten years of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, real-life road trip through Spain, and friendship on a journey
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Ten years of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, real-life road trip through Spain, and friendship on a journey

As today marks the 10-year anniversary of Zoya Akhtar’s beloved buddy road movie, and the five-year anniversary of my own trip through Spain with friends, it feels like the right time to revisit the enduring impact of both.

The Farhan Akhtar interview | 'Glad Toofan is releasing at a time when people are finding their way back to normalcy'
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The Farhan Akhtar interview | 'Glad Toofan is releasing at a time when people are finding their way back to normalcy'

"I have immense faith in the ability of Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra to tell a story in an amazingly profound way. As a director myself, I don't want to come into his way," says Farhan Akhtar ahead of his boxing film Toofan.

Luck By Chance, frantic buzz of film sets, and Mumbai film industry in all its grimy glamour
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Luck By Chance, frantic buzz of film sets, and Mumbai film industry in all its grimy glamour

Last year, when the country and the world shut down, my connection to all things Bollywood — movie dates, gossip sessions with friends, and interviews with actors — became virtual. I felt like my connection to all things Bollywood was slowly being erased, until I re-watched Luck By Chance.

Salman Khan, Farhan, Zoya Akhtar to produce documentary on screenwriter duo Salim-Javed
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Salman Khan, Farhan, Zoya Akhtar to produce documentary on screenwriter duo Salim-Javed

Salman Khan will unite with Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar for a documentary on Salim Javed, titled Angry Young Men

Amruta Subhash on starring in Netflix's Bombay Begums: Grateful I'm offered roles which make me vulnerable
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Amruta Subhash on starring in Netflix's Bombay Begums: Grateful I'm offered roles which make me vulnerable

Amruta Subhash says she found her Bombay Begums role of Lily difficult also because she needed strength to dance continuously for many hours.