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    Andrea Jeremiah: Most men don't know how to write for women

    This was supposed to be a video interview with Andrea Jeremiah. The technicalities were in place, the set-up was ready, and both of us were facing the camera. Bam! The internet let us down, the interview happened over a phone call instead. These interviews would have happened in person if it were not for the coronavirus. Among other aspects it has changed is how cinema is made and...

    • yesterday
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    Thamizh Talkies: A downpour of emotion

    Watching the grey Chennai sky this morning, I couldn't help but reminisce about how and when rain became a 'character' in our movies. As far as my memory goes, I remember only two 'rain songs' from the black and white era that stood out. One is MGR, with a bunch of kids, in Chandrodhayam singing the politically loaded 'Buddhan Yesu Gandhi pirandhadhu bhoomiyil...

    • yesterday
  • English

    Emily in Paris Series Review: Sex and the city 2.0

    While some will call this a feel-good chick flick, there are those who would pan it for being too shallow. Whether you love to hate it or hate to love it, Emily in Paris - a series about a young woman's work-life experience in Paris - is the new rage on Netflix. Almost a second version of the infamous Sex and the City , the 10-episode show tracks the journey of Emily Cooper who moves from...

    • yesterday
  • News

    Director Mansore's Act 1978 to hit theatres in November

    With theatres reopening under the new pandemic norms, filmmakers are gearing up to bring their movies to theatres. And among the first ones to hit the screens will be director Mansore's Act 1978 in November. The National Award-winning director of films like Harivu , and Nathicharami has now come up with a women-centric subject, which he has written and directed. Yagna Shetty, Pramod...

    • yesterday
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    At the teleport station: Travel documentaries to give wanderlust goals

    For a traveller, these last seven-odd months have been nothing short of frustrating. A second wave of coronavirus has hit Europe. Even as travel bubbles spring up here and there, there's a long way to go before packing for a trip abroad. The next best thing to putting your seatbelts on is to turn to the cinematic world of travel documentaries to teleport us to Antarctica...

    • 2 days ago
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    Yami Gautam: For me, it is not just about nepotism but favouritism

    Actor Yami Gautam's new film Ginny Weds Sunny premiered recently on Netflix and the actor is gearing up for shooting her upcoming horror comedy, Bhoot Police , co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film is helmed by Pawan Kripalani. Yami Gautam, who is known for her distinctive oeuvre, which includes a host of interesting and different...

    • 2 days ago
  • News

    Bobby Deol-starrer Aashram: Chapter 2 - The Dark Side to premiere on November 11

    Prakash Jha's debut web series Aashram will be back for a second chapter on November 11, streaming platform MX Player announced today. The show, headlined by Bobby Deol as the diabolic Kashipur-waale Baba Nirala, has registered over 400 million streams since launch, the makers revealed. Elaborating on the same, Prakash Jha said, "We've all worked...

    • 2 days ago
  • Reviews

    Addham Movie Review: An anthology that falls short of expectations

    Addham is a three-episode anthology made predominantly by Tamil writers and technicians for Aha. Its trailer, to be sure, exuded a heavy-duty feel, especially as its theme read, "Morality is a changing goalpost." Writer Siva Ananth, who has also directed an episode, has done a neat job with his limited resources. Sarjun KM and Barath Neelakantan are the other two...

    • 3 days ago
  • Stories

    Bhanu Athaiya: An unparalleled talent

    It unfortunately needed recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Bhanu Athaiya (1929-2020) to become a household name in the country of her birth; she shared the Academy Award for Best Costume Designing with John Mollo for Richard Attenborough's Gandhi (1982) in 1983. But, she was already a popular name in the closed world of Hindi cinema before that, responsible for some of...

    • 3 days ago
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    The 40-Year-Old-Version Movie Review: Radha Blank makes a bold, confident debut

    The 40-Year-Old-Version , loosely based on writer-director Radha Blank's own experiences, is one of the best depictions of midlife crisis ever put to film. It addresses the fears of those fast approaching their 40s who feel they haven't accomplished anything substantial. What if it's a person of colour, especially a woman? One can only imagine the...

    • 3 days ago

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