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ART & CULTURE

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Manikarnika, Judgementall hai kya movie, Kangana Ranaut, Dhaakad movie trailer

Lady with a gun: Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad teaser is bloody intense, quite literally

As she licks blood from her own face and then looks straight into the camera, Kangana in Dhaakad redefines 'menacing'.

VARIETY

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Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut, Manikarnika, Battle of jhansi

Kangana Ranaut Vs Alia Bhatt: The nepotism war is raging on, with the Queen of Manikarnika taking on the ultimate industry insider!

Kangana claims she's supported other stars' films but no one showed up for her. Alia's response has been composed but hardly Raazi.

ART & CULTURE

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Akshay kumar, Bollywood, Manikarnika, Cinema

The Deshbhakti Hit: Why Bollywood's patriotism can never be questioned

Freedom struggle, Partition, Bhagat Singh, East vs West and sports are only some of the most familiar themes in patriotic Hindi cinema.

VARIETY

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Thackeray, Manikarnika, Bollywood, Biopic

Harder than it looks: Bollywood's tryst with biopics is far more complicated than it seems!

To choose the middle path between fiction and non-fiction is not easy. If your narrative makes one section happy, another will be up in arms. And then, there's the worry of the box office above all!

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Kangana Ranaut, Bollywood, Thackeray, Manikarnika

Great Expectations: How 'hype' plays a decisive role in the box office

Now that there are thread-bare reviews even of film trailers, the market is set to take a very capricious turn. It is even more crucial to not raise viewer expectations to the point where they come crashing down.

ART & CULTURE

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History, Padmaavat, Bollywood, Manikarnika

Mughal-e-Azam to Manikarnika: How Bollywood is forever in love with history, kings and queens

With a 'historical', you get magnificent characters, spectacular war scenes, superb sets and unforgettable songs. But the sword has an edge: the risk of inaccuracies, and protests!

ART & CULTURE

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Thugs of hindostan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Manikarnika

Manikarnika: When Jhansi ki Rani met Matrix ka Neo

Seriously, guys. These gravity-defying fight scenes are getting cliched

ART & CULTURE

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Brahmins, Bollywood, Padmaavat, Manikarnika

Manikarnika is the new Padmavati: Why custodians of women's pride find it easy to target Bollywood films

Sarva Brahman Mahasabha has threatened to stall the shooting of the Kangana Ranaut-starrer, claiming it distorts historical facts about Rani Laxmibai.