For two years, R. Madhavan has worn braces on his teeth that he doesn't need. The actor has worn them so that he can replicate a lisp like Mike Tyson for his role in the film "Saala Khadoos", where he plays the mercurial coach of a young boxer from a fishing village in Chennai. Reuters Interview | Movie Review: Lot of hot air and not much else
To say that this is humour of the lowest grade would be stating the obvious. The fact that it is played by actors who don’t seem to possess an iota of acting talent or screen presence makes it even worse. “Mastizaade” is another example of Bollywood’s belief that even if you sink to the depths of mediocrity, there is someone out there who will still come and watch your film. Movie Review
Raja Krishna Menon grew up in Kerala, where politics is dinner table conversation and Che Guevara and Simon Bolivar are household names. The film-maker says this background not only drew him to the subject of his new film “Airlift”, but also helped him tell the story. “Airlift” is based on real-life events during the 1990-91 Gulf War, when India evacuated around 170,000 of its citizens from Kuwait. Read
Not that “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3″ was expected to achieve any form of cinematic brilliance, but what director Umesh Ghadge achieves in the third instalment of one of Bollywood’s many sex film franchises is the cinematic equivalent of garbage. By Shilpa Jamkhandikar
For an industry that has always peddled dreams, Bollywood is waking up to the power of real-life stories. An Indian villager stuck in a Pakistani jail, a brave air hostess, India’s cricket team captain and a wrestler who pushed his daughters to greatness – 2016 will see their lives make it to the big screen. Full Article
Vidya (Shabana Azmi) and Jyoti (Juhi Chawla) are Mumbai school teachers whose lives are disrupted when evil principal Kamini (Divya Dutta in ill-fitting wigs) decides to try an 'out with the old, in with the new' approach. "Chalk n Duster" might have been an attempt at shedding some light on the plight of teachers -- but it seems the director didn't pay any attention in film school. Movie Review
The narrative is linear and predictable, but it comes alive when Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra are in the frame. For Singh, it is possibly the role of a lifetime and he plays Bajirao with an ease and confidence. Despite all its faults, “Bajirao Mastani” is worth a watch fpr the performances of Singh and Chopra. Movie Review
'Dilwale' is not entirely a comedy or romance. It is not a slick action thriller either. The director’s filmography is abundant with these hodge-podge stories that can easily be slotted as Rohit Shetty films.. The only purpose of “Dilwale” is to chant every known Bollywood mantra for a successful film and cash in on its celebrated lead actors. In that aim, the film is hugely successful. Movie Review
If the plot of Vishal Pandya’s “Hate Story 3” seems familiar, it is because the film is a rehash of every single Abbas-Mustan film in the last decade. Pandya lifts plot points liberally from both Hollywood and Bollywood and puts together a 131-minute ordeal that seems to get worse every minute, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar. Read
MUMBAI Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said central bank and government efforts to clean up banks' balance sheets would be successful, and warned analysts against "scare-mongering" about the level of stressed assets in the sector.
NEW DELHI An Indian soldier who survived being trapped under 25 feet (8 metres) of snow for six days after being caught in an avalanche died in hospital on Thursday.
MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India said on Thursday it will actively inject additional cash into the banking system in March, when liquidity conditions tend to tighten because it marks the end of the fiscal year.
Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.
WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Scientists said on Thursday they have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's turbocharged growth figures have been criticised by many analysts for giving too flattering a view of Asia's third-largest economy. Closer scrutiny reveals another reason to worry: it's the wrong kind of growth.
NEW DELHI India, concerned at being sidelined from the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is stepping up efforts to reach agreement with an alternative trade bloc centred around China, and hopes to reach a deal this year.