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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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First look, Sam manekshaw, Uri the surgical strike, Raazi

Real Indian Hero: Vicky Kaushal is Sam Manekshaw in Meghna Gulzar's new movie. But Vicky faces a much tougher battle here

From playing a Pakistani officer to one of India's greatest real-life war heroes, Vicky Kaushal's come a long way. Does he have the acting chops to portray the much-loved Manekshaw?

ART & CULTURE

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Satyamev jayate, Kesari, Uri the surgical strike, Parmanu: the story of pokhran

The Other Mr Bharat: John Abraham's desh-prem movies are consistently delighting the box office

John Abraham, with his good looks and rugged physique, has managed to crack the code of a sure-fire hit — nationalism!

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Satyajit Ray, Amitabh Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal

IMDb top rated Indian movies: Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Uri’ beats Amitabh Bachchan’s “Anand’ and Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Pachali.’ What’s wrong with Indian audiences?

Based on ratings from regular IMDb users, the list is arguably democratic. But then, do we REALLY know anything?

ART & CULTURE

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Hyper nationalism, Narendra modi biopic, The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri the surgical strike

Cinema, in the time of nation (re)-building, has always been about taking a stand

Hyper-nationalism or screen politicking is certainly not new to Bollywood. So why are we debating it for 'The Accidental Prime Minister' or 'Uri'?

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Film criticism, Uri the surgical strike, The Accidental Prime Minister

'Uri' and 'The Accidental PM' proved one thing. Film criticism has stooped the lowest today

Both these films have been bitterly criticised. But if 'Padmaavat' could enjoy what many called 'creative licence', what took that licence away from these two films?

ART & CULTURE

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Lust stories, Sanju, Raazi, Uri the surgical strike

Sab 'Kaushal' mangal: Why Vicky Kaushal is Bollywood's biggest achievement

Up until 2018, actors like Vicky Kaushal had to be, well, table salt in the otherwise Bollywood mezze. In 2018, that's changed!

VARIETY

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Manmohan Singh, LK Advani, Uri the surgical strike, The Accidental Prime Minister

LK Advani seen watching 'Uri': 5 reasons why the BJP veteran didn't make it to 'The Accidental Prime Minister' theatre

Was it Manmohan Singh? Or something else? A few surmises on why Advani, a known film buff who's been a movie reviewer himself, was spotted at an 'Uri' show!

VARIETY

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Uri the surgical strike, Thackeray, PM Narendra Modi, The Accidental Prime Minister

Bollywood lines up movies on political subjects: How this will add spice to 2019's electioneering

How much can reel-life portrayals influence real-life politics? Let’s wait and watch.