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Golmaal, Death Anniversary, Utpal dutt

Utpal Dutt Today: How would the thespian have fared in the age of Netflix and Chill?

It's 26 years since Utpal Dutt passed on. Would he have achieved the same glory today with online platforms, where ‘content’ and ‘actor’ surpass the ‘star’, but have a much shorter screen life?

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Mirzapur, Stree, Sacred games 2, Pankaj tripathi

'Tripathi bach jayega!' Decoding Pankaj Tripathi and why India's drooling over this middle-aged guy

Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are passé. There’s a new heartthrob on the bloc.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Patriotism, Independence day 2019, Uri the surgical strike

Surge of nationalism or political promotion: What is wrong with Bollywood’s recent blockbusters?

If the audiences are lapping up films that reinforce a sense of patriotism, why is it being talked about as effective propaganda?

ART & CULTURE

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Poetry, Bollywood Music, Partition, Gulzar

The Anger of Gulzar: Unlike his softly musing romantic poetry, Gulzar sahab's political verse is hard-hitting and edgy

On his birthday, a look at the poet extraordinaire's writing on communal violence, corruption, unemployment. The tone and words here are different from Gulzar's beautiful romantic verse.

ART & CULTURE

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj tripathi, Saif Ali Khan, Sacred Games

The Second Time Curse: 'Sacred Games 2' with Saif Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, hit by Netflix’s season two syndrome

Every Netflix original dips in the second season, after delivering a punch in the first, only to pick up in the third.

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Movie Review, Movie ratings, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan

Mission Mangal Movie Review: 'Mission Mangal' is Mission Accomplished for Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan!

You know it's more than worthy of a watch when Vidya Balan shines over Akshay Kumar in a film headlined by him. I'm going with 4 stars out of 5.

ART & CULTURE

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John Abraham, Movie ratings, Movie Review, Batla house

Batla House Movie Review: With ‘Batla House’, John Abraham packs a powerful patriotic punch!

‘Batla House’ evokes memories of a time when saying ‘terror’ was a huge ‘error’. It merits 3.5 stars

ART & CULTURE

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Raksha bandhan sexist, Raksha bandhan patriarchal, Raksha bandhan 2019, Raksha Bandhan

Because Rakhi is not regressive! An open letter to those who think Raksha Bandhan is patriarchal and sexist!

Dear Liberals, this Raksha Bandhan, please spare us the horror of why you think the festival is regressive. It's not. It's only about caring and love.

ART & CULTURE

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Ram mandir babri masjid case, Ayodhya ram mandir, Lord rama ayodhya, Lord rama ramayana

Tracing the legacy of Lord Ram: This clan of Jaipur royals claims that they are descendants of Kush, the son of Ram

Jaipur royals have been known to take care of properties in Ayodhya since time immemorial.

ART & CULTURE

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Mr India, Sridevi death, English Vinglish, Sridevi

Happy Birthday Sridevi: A homage to Bollywood's fabulous 'Hawa Hawaii'

From 'Sadma' to 'Mr India', 'ChaalBaaz' to 'English Vinglish', here's looking at some of Sridevi's most significant contributions to Indian cinema.