‘Dream Girl 2’ movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana dresses and messes

[ad_1] Ayushmann Khurrana in ‘Dream Girl 2’ It’s not the best of phases for Ayushmann Khurrana. A one-man industry before the pandemic, his stock has fallen considerably in recent years. Gulabo Sitabo (2020), for all its charm, went straight-to-digital and remains grievously under-seen. His ‘social message’ films aren’t working like they used to — Chandigarh … Read more

This Women in Translation Month, looking back at Mahasweta Devi’s novel Mother of 1084

[ad_1] Mahasweta Devi’s novel was adapted to the screen by Govind Nihalani as ‘Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa’, starring Jaya Bachchan, in 1998. | Photo Credit: Getty Images Accepting the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1997, Bengali writer and activist Mahasweta Devi (1926-2016) said her India still lived behind a curtain of darkness — one that separated … Read more

Decoding betrayal – The Hindu

[ad_1] Sukant Goel and Abir Abrar in the play | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Betrayal stirs up different kinds of feelings in all human beings. Directed by Rachel D’Souza, Harold Pinter’s play by the same name is set to land on Delhi stage today. . The play intricately weaves the lives of Robert, Emma, and … Read more

Deconstructing hate narratives: analysing their composition and impact

[ad_1] Art binds people to each other but sometimes when prejudice starts informing the craft, cinema becomes a tool to shape hostile propaganda against a community. Some are blunt, others are sharp. In the last couple of weeks, we watched two varieties in the form of The Kashmir Files: Unreported and the much-anticipated sequel to … Read more

Director Amit Rai on ‘OMG 2’ and living with the djinn

[ad_1] Amit Rai with Akshay Kumar on the sets of ‘OMG 2’ | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT In the euphoria around Gadar 2, many did not notice that an adult film made for teenagers is clocking big numbers at the box office. Headlined by Akshay Kumar, it also has star power, but OMG 2’s real … Read more

69th National Film Awards: ‘777 Charlie’ adjudged best Kannada film

[ad_1] A still from ‘777 Charlie’ | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Kannada bagged four awards at the 69th National Film Awards. Rakshit Shetty’s 777 Charlie, directed by debutant Kiranraj K., was adjudged the best Kannada film. “Words cannot justify the happiness and delight this news has delivered. While I am ecstatic and overwhelmed, I am … Read more

RRR bags six national awards; Allu Arjun is best actor, Kirti Sanon and Alia Bhatt win best actress award

[ad_1] Allu Arjun in the movie Pushpa: The Rise-Part 1.. The Telugu star won the Best Actor award for his spectacular performance in the movie at the 69th National Awards S.S. Rajamouli’s blockbuster RRR bagged six awards and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi won in five categories at the 69th National Film Awards for the … Read more

‘King of Kotha’ movie review: Dulquer Salmaan’s gangster flick is held down by its script

[ad_1] A still from ‘King of Kotha’  Slight variations on a familiar tune can often trick us into assuming that we are listening to something fresh. Abhilash Joshiy’s debut directorial King of Kotha, written by Abhilash N. Chandran survives on such variations to the familiar tropes, from a long line of gangster films, with some … Read more

Something Rotten to be staged on August 26, 27

[ad_1] Leila Alvares (centre) with the cast and crew | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement CAUSE (Cooperation of the Arts for the Upliftment of Society & the Environment) Foundation is putting up Something Rotten in Bengaluru this weekend. The founder and President of CAUSE, Leila Alvares, is directing the musical. The foundation, Leila says, has been … Read more