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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna died on Thursday in a Mumbai hospital after a battle with cancer.
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.
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.
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.
When “The Fate of the Furious” opened in India this month, the eighth installment of the blockbuster Hollywood franchise romped past the lone homegrown offering at the Easter weekend box office.
Even at its best, 2016 was a middling year for the Indian film industry. There were a few high points but no movie really scaled the zenith of filmmaking. Even the “good” films suffered from a few niggles, which we will ignore in our list below. And as is the case every year, when the nadir was reached, Bollywood seemed to find newer ways to scrape the bottom of the barrel. Full Article
A women's rights organization is asking movie-mad Indians to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs, the latest attempt in drawing attention to gender stereotyping and misogyny portrayed by the influential country's film industry. Akshara Centre's 'Gaana Rewrite' competition, launched earlier this month, invites people to change the lyrics to any Bollywood film song they find sexist. Full Article
NEW DELHI India said on Tuesday it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, but Pakistan denied the assertion.
MUMBAI India's Tata Motors reported a 17 percent fall in fourth-quarter net profit on Tuesday as losses in its domestic business outweighed strong sales at luxury British arm Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
NEW DELHI India has offered to allow Apple Inc to import mobile handset components intended for use in local manufacturing tax free, a top government official said on Tuesday.
BERLIN Online food takeaway firm Delivery Hero is set to float before the summer break in a deal valuing one of Europe's biggest start-ups at up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), people close to the matter said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON North Korea, if left unchecked, is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States, Defence Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
HELSINKI Apple has settled a patent dispute with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia and agreed to buy more of its network products and services, sending Nokia shares up 7 percent.
Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars.