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Movie Review: Sachin - A Billion Dreams

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In an early scene in James Erskine’s docu-drama, Sachin Tendulkar’s mother recounts an incident involving a frog in a tiffin box. It is an anecdote that brings a smile to your face and one of the few moments that gives you a sense of intimacy in what is otherwise a sanitised hagiography.

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Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Resurrecting a beloved TV comedy for the digital age

Aatish Kapadia cannot stand the Indian middle class. The television writer says his “wolverine-like claws” come out when he sees people litter the street or haggle for a few rupees with a roadside vendor, traits he see as synonymous with the subject of his ire.

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Movie Review - Sarkar 3

In Ram Gopal Varma’s third installment in the “Sarkar” series, the once powerful protagonist is now a shadow of himself. Amitabh Bachchan reprises his role as Subhash Nagre, an overlord who once ruled over Mumbai with muscle power but now finds himself fighting battles at home to salvage his crumbling empire.

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Movie Review: Meri Pyaari Bindu

The words and music in Akshay Roy’s “Meri Pyaari Bindu” are lilting and evocative. Love is compared to a Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie, a beloved song and a rainy day, and the strains of Mohammed Rafi’s “Abhi Na Jao” echo throughout the film.

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'Baahubali 2’ shatters myths and box-office records in Bollywood

S. S. Rajamouli’s Telugu fantasy epic “Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion” is shattering many a myth about film-making in Bollywood on its way to breaking box office records in India.

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Movie Review - Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

In the 22 months since “Baahubali: The Beginning” hit theatres, the story might have faded from our minds but the spectacle that unfolded on screen remains seared in the memory of viewers. S. S. Rajamouli makes sure that when we return to his imaginary world, we never stop gasping till the end credits roll.

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Actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70 from cancer

Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna died on Thursday in a Mumbai hospital after a battle with cancer.

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Q&A: Saket Chaudhary on ‘Hindi Medium' and India's education system

Filmmaker Saket Chaudhary, who has previously dealt with the funny side of romance and marriage, trains his comic lens on India's education system in his third film. The protagonist in "Hindi Medium" is a rich businessman whose daughter is denied admission to schools because she and her parents cannot speak English.

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Movie Review: Noor

Saba Imtiaz’s novel, “Karachi, You’re Killing Me!” is a breezy if superficial read - a Pakistani “Bridget Jones’s Diary” of sort that captures the misadventures of a blundering young journalist and her struggle to land the big story and the right man. “Noor”, the official movie adaptation, certainly imbibes the bumbling character of the protagonist, but the breeziness and humour are sorely missing. 

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Movie Review: Maatr

Ashtar Sayed’s “Maatr” (Mother) is a regulation revenge thriller in which a school teacher sets out to avenge the rape and death of her teenage daughter.

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Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge

GUWAHATI, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking three years in power, on Friday inaugurated the country's longest bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in Assam.