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Movie Review

‘Toofaan’ Review: Hits All The Predictable Marks!

Jul 16, 2021 Arnab Banerjee

'Toofaan' is a fictional story by Anjum Rajabali about a lower-middle-class boxer, who defies all traditional norms and emerges champion.

'State Of Siege Temple Attack’: Half-Forgotten Slice Of History

Jul 10, 2021 Arnab Banerjee

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.

'Haseen Dilruba': Misses The Mark!

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.

Jagame Thandhiram Review: Dhanush Packs A Punch But Film Fails To Portray Grim Reality Of Immigration Crisis

Jun 26, 2021 Arnab Banerjee

Arnab Banerjee reviews Director Karthik Subbaraj's recently released film 'Jagame Thandhiram' starring Dhanush, Aishwarya Lekshmi and James Cosmo.

Review Of Pink, All I Know So Far: Rockstar Mama

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.

25 January, 2021

‘Tribhanga’ Is About Women Who Refuse To Fall In Line, Say Kajol And Renuka Shahane

Eshita Bhargava

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.

15 January, 2021

Be It A Small Role Or A Lead, I Give It My Best: Pankaj Tripathi

Eshita Bhargava

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.

14 December, 2020

Adil Hussain’s ‘Nirvana Inn’ Attempts To Explore The Realm Of Mind

Midhat Fatimah

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.

13 August, 2020

Come on, Bollywood, Indian Air Force Deserves Better Than Gunjan Saxena

Giridhar Jha

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.

30 July, 2020

Movie Review: Can Neither Stay Here, Nor Journey Beyond Shows How Caste Traps The Human Soul

Rosamma Thomas

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.

12 June, 2020

Movie Review | Gulabo Sitabo A Letdown From Vicky Donor, Piku Team Despite Big B's Sterling Act

Giridhar Jha

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.


20 December, 2019

Film Review | Old Wine In Old Bottle, 'Dabangg 3' Is For Salman Khan Bhakts Only

Giridhar Jha

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

29 September, 2019

Will Join Bigg Boss If Allowed To Speak Freely, Says Band Of Boys Member Karan Oberoi

Abdul Gani

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.

20 September, 2019

The Zoya Factor On A Sticky Wicket, Needs A Lucky Charm For Itself

Giridhar Jha

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.

19 August, 2019

Movie Review | Kumbalangi Nights Is Progressive, But Not Good Cinema

Joseph Antony

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

28 June, 2019

Movie Review: Article 15 Can Help Detox Those Hit By Kabir Singh’s Toxic Masculinity

Giridhar Jha

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.

21 June, 2019

Movie Review: Shahid Kapoor's 'Kabir Singh' Is A Hypertensive Devdas Of Our Times

Giridhar Jha

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.


05 June, 2019

Movie Review: Emotion Over Action May Let Salman Khan Fans Down In Bharat

Giridhar Jha

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.

Photo Gallery

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

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

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.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

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.

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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz