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

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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.

12 May 2017
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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.

12 May 2017
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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.

03 May 2017
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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.

28 Apr 2017
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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.

27 Apr 2017
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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.

27 Apr 2017
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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. 

21 Apr 2017
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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.

21 Apr 2017
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Bollywood makes way for Hollywood releases in India

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.

19 Apr 2017

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Cinema goers watch Bollywood movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), starring actor Shah Rukh Khan, inside Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai December 12, 2014.REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

The best and worst of Bollywood in 2016

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 

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FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit (C) performs at the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards show in Macau July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Movie-mad Indians challenged to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs

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 

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India says it attacked Pakistan army posts in divided Kashmir

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.

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Losses at home outweigh strong JLR sales for Tata Motors

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).

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India offers tax concessions to Apple to expand production - official

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.

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Delivery Hero set to list before summer break - sources

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.

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North Korea, if left unchecked, on 'inevitable' path to nuclear ICBM - U.S.

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.

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Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute

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.

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Uber inadvertently underpaid NY City drivers for over two years

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