Malaal movie review: A series of warmed-over cliches

In that pre-historic pre-cellphone, writing-soppy-notes-to-each-other era, a youthful romance may have had good reason to take it slow. The first half is about the standard getting together of chalk-and-cheese: he is an idle-layabout, who whiles away time in dance bars and card games and beating people up; she is an ace student, studying to clear…


Annup Sonii on returning to Crime Patrol: Want to spread my wings and do different roles

You took a big risk last year by moving out of TV. Does it ever feel like that the onus is on you guys to perform? It has definitely brought a sense of liberty to experiment with different content. The show is not only about the game. What’s next on the cards? Along with the…


Oh Baby movie review: Samantha Akkineni thrives in this fantasy comedy

In fact, she is so oblivious to the effect of her constant nagging on other people, that she causes her daughter-in-law (Pragathi) to suffer a heart attack. She shows off her regained strength and functional fitness in front of old people, who even struggle to stand up on their own. Her new life still revolves…


I didn’t want Super 30 to be affected: Mrunal Thakur on Vikas Bahl controversy

“More than the hair and the make up, what is important is to feel the character. What is important for an actor is to feel the character, something which he has done in an incredible way,” she said. When asked whether the allegations against Bahl disturbed her, Mrunal told PTI, “I thought about it but…


Shoplifters movie review: This Hirokazu Kore-eda film will leave you shaken and fulfilled

Kore-eda can be said to be a family specialist, having created big things out of little gestures and unspoken thoughts in his previous films (Nobody Knows, Like Father, Like Son); here he continues with his exploration: what does it mean to be a family? Or soul-crushingly destructive. She becomes a part of them; she becomes…


Bombay HC to CBFC: You will not decide what one wants to watch

Advertising The Society has claimed that the film is meant for children and is to be screened in schools. Advertising The film Chidiakhana tells the story of a boy from Bihar, who moves to Mumbai to pursue his dream of playing football. The bench said the CBFC, by asking for such scenes to be deleted…


Raatchasi movie review: A preachy, predictable premise is rescued by Jyotika

Sigh. He puts her on a ‘Superstar’ pedestal. If only it happened in reality. This story places a lot of importance on the backdrop—school. Gowthamraj may have had good intentions, but what they are, is not obvious from what is on screen. His scattered approach to storytelling, with detours, is a huge letdown. We never…


Idris Elba refutes claims of plagiarism by writer duo

The show opened at the Manchester international festival on Thursday. Responding to their allegations, Elba posted a statement on Twitter, where he said the pair did work on developing the play, but added that their “ambitions” took the show in a different direction that resulted in them quitting the production. Elba said the claims of…


Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon actor Barun Sobti blessed with a baby girl

In May, the actor threw a baby shower for his wife. His close friends from the industry including Ridhi Dogra, Sanaya Irani, Avinash Tiwary, Sai Deodhar and Karan Wahi among others were seen at the celebrations. Post his exit from TV, Barun has starred in films like Main Aur Mr. Barun said, “I have not…


Zoe Saldana wants to see bad Gamora

“There’s a part of me that wants her to go back, find her way back to the ‘Guardians’, but there’s also a part of me that wants to explore a bad Gamora. I’ve never seen that and she’s, you know, she’s considered the most lethal assassin, the most lethal woman in the galaxy, so I…


Disney removes casting couch blooper scene from Toy Story 2

Allegations against Lasseter were unearthed in an investigation by The Hollywood Reporter which described a “pattern of alleged misconduct detailed by Disney/Pixar insiders. Advertising The controversial scene was part of the blooper reel that played during the end credits and is now found to be missing from the latest home releases of film, reported The…


Midsommar cast sat in silence after watching film for first time

You did an amazing job! Advertising In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reynor said for the most part of the film, the cast enjoyed it but they sat with their “heads in our hands” during the last part of the movie. “When the credits rolled, there was no ‘High-five! Oh my God, you’re so good…


Marvel’s first openly transgender actor calls for more portrayals

His gender identity is not addressed in the brief role. “And I think that’s something I kind of live with every day. “The truth is you have to put out there what people want to see and what people need to see,” he said. 0 Comment(s) So having a fun movie about a class going…


Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor

Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett has ordered the man to hand the phone over to the defense, but his attorney said they cannot find it. A telephone message was left at his office. “Nevertheless, money is a great motivator for an individual not to follow through.” He noted there are many other possible reasons…


Pathinettam Padi movie review: Neither Mammootty nor Prithviraj can save this film

Advertising The government school students are hard-working, well-meaning but ill-tempered, flawed but righteous, and represent all the honourable values of the working class. The story is set in the 1990s, and it revolves around the rivalry between two schools. On the other hand, the students of an international school are drug abusing, tantrum throwing, disloyal…