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?
Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are passé. There’s a new heartthrob on the bloc.
If the audiences are lapping up films that reinforce a sense of patriotism, why is it being talked about as effective propaganda?
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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.
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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.
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.
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‘Batla House’ evokes memories of a time when saying ‘terror’ was a huge ‘error’. It merits 3.5 stars
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.
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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.
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