'Toofaan' is a fictional story by Anjum Rajabali about a lower-middle-class boxer, who defies all traditional norms and emerges champion.
The film shows off plenty of intelligence and efficiency, but not enough depth of character, and the main players seem to be left to be fleshed out by the respective actors alone.
The screenplay rambles in many directions for long before one realises that the overall theme and premise is all about lack of passion on the one hand and sexual desire on the other.
Arnab Banerjee reviews Director Karthik Subbaraj's recently released film 'Jagame Thandhiram' starring Dhanush, Aishwarya Lekshmi and James Cosmo.
The documentary feels nothing short of a musical, as it captures the essence of Pink and her family’s private moments on tour buses, hotel rooms to family outings between concerts.
Soon after the digital release, Kajol and Renuka Shahane talk candidly to Eshita Bhargava about the movie, the relationship Kajol shares with her mother, what makes ‘Tribhanga’ different, Renuka’s views on feminism, and much more.
Pankaj Tripathi talks candidly to Eshita Bhargava about playing the protagonist for the first time in 'Kaagaz', his journey, struggles, first day in Mumbai, and much more.
Right from the onset till the end, Vijay Jayapal’s 'Nirvana Inn' manages to maintain the element of intrigue, mystery, and sinister so uniformly that one would almost be compelled to watch it till the end.
The Janhvi Kapoor-starrer 'Gunjan Saxena' falls short of expectations, largely because of Bollywood’s all-too-familiar proclivity to use the ‘cinematic licence’ to make a mess of an inspiring real life story.
What the film captures is the way in which caste, so deeply rooted as an organising principle in Indian society, undergoes some transformations after Independence but remains just as enduring and fundamental a law, a social logic by which to allocate reward and respect.
Amitabh Bachchan does it yet again in Gulabo Sitabo grabbing the eyeballs by the force of his consummate performance despite the languid pace of the narrative. But that may not be enough for the film, considering the fact that it is a collaboration of the same team, which has delivered some immensely uplifting movies in the past eight years.
Dabangg 3, in short, is strictly for those whose sense and sensibility is not offended by mindless masala entertainment -- for those who can just sit back and enjoy
The popular show hosted by Salman Khan will feature some of the known names of the industry like Koena Mitra, music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid fame and TV actor Siddharth Shukla among others.
The film follows a predictable pattern without enough twists and turns and even lacks the emotional quotient required for giving a lift to such a plot.
Kumbalangi Nights is being praised by a progressive establishment that hates Kabir Singh and has ready solutions to the world’s problems, but the artistry of the film loses out to its political ambition
This Ayushman Khurana-starrer makes you think, pause and ponder as an audience as to why the fundamental right of equality as enshrined in the Constitution under Article 15 remains a distant dream even after 72 years of independence.
In 'Kabir Singh', Shahid Kapoor’s eponymous character is introduced as an angry young man for no apparent reason. Even before he loses the woman he passionately loves and sets out on a path of self-destruction, he is shown blowing a fuse at the slightest provocation.
The film relies more on emotions than action which may prove to be a dampener for many of his fans who have grown up watching their macho idol bashing up dozens of goons, bare-bodied, on screen in film after film.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.