Entertainment

Poor sense of humour behind India’s failure to produce sitcoms

Poor sense of humour behind India’s failure to p...

February 3, 2022

In 1993, whole family from grandchildren to grandparents, the three generations under one roof, all gathered in front of a small television just to spend 20 minutes to enjoy the show Dekh Bhai Dekh and drown their sorrows and pain by laughing at the jokes and satirical scenes set...

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Ajit: The Bollywood hero who turned villain

Ajit: The Bollywood hero who turned villain

January 27, 2022

January 27, 2022 marks the centenary birth anniversary of Ajit Khan, a Bollywood actor who was noted for portraying mostly villainous and supporting roles and his unique dialogue delivery that still reverberates in the hearts of the audiences. The actor was born near Golconda in ...

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No Way Home trumps Omicron fears

No Way Home trumps Omicron fears

December 27, 2021

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, the producers of the latest superhero film, Spiderman: No Way Home announced that over the film crossed the USD 1 billion mark over the  Christmas weekend, and was thus the first billion-dollar-grossing film of the pandemic era and also one of t...

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Remembering key milestones in Shyam Benegal’s journey in parallel cinema

Remembering key milestones in Shyam Benegal’s jo...

December 14, 2021

Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Shyam Benegal was born in Hyderabad during British Raj on December 14, 1934. He started his career with an advertisement agency in Mumbai as a copywriter but soon moved towards filmmaking. He is believed to be one of the founding members of parallel ...

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Hawkeye is slacking behind Loki

Hawkeye is slacking behind Loki

December 4, 2021

On November 24, the first episode of Hawkeye was aired in India on the Disney+ Hotstar, OTT platform that is a subsidiary of Disney+. In rest of the world, the latest creation of Disney was aired on Disney+ over the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch. According to Samba TV, an anal...

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Six Indian supporting characters who made their movies hits

Six Indian supporting characters who made their mo...

November 18, 2021

Splashed on glossy posters and billboards advertising a new release, the heroes and heroines of Bollywood are often the most sought-after actors and reigning stars of the film industry. But a large number of films, made in India or overseas, have always had strong supporting cast...

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Back to the big screen: Regional films pick up speed abroad

Back to the big screen: Regional films pick up spe...

November 14, 2021

The lockdowns imposed to counter the Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the film industry in countries across the world and in India. With big blockbusters being continuously postponed, film festivals being cancelled or moving online, shootings halted and hundreds of t...

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Festival season brings cheer to theatre owners as screenings resume

Festival season brings cheer to theatre owners as ...

November 3, 2021

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck India in early 2020, the cinema industry was the first to feel the heat as theatres were ordered closed all over the country even before the lockdown was announced on March 25, 2020. After a closure of eight months, last year they reopened briefl...

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Poignant portrayal of sexual assault in Indian cinema

Poignant portrayal of sexual assault in Indian cin...

October 22, 2021

On October 17, renowned filmmaker Aparna Sen’s The Rapist (2021) won the prestigious Kim Jiseok award at the 26th Busan International Film Festival. The bold film deals with Konkona Sen Sharma’s character, Naina’s, trauma in the aftermath of her horrifying rape, and how her...

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Ashik Jinu: Youngest film director in India

Ashik Jinu: Youngest film director in India

October 11, 2021

During the lockdowns induced by the Covid-19 pandemic since beginning of last year, social media has seen a boom not just in consumption of content, but also production, allowing thousands of new creators to join the long list of digital content producers, many of whom saw their ...

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