Of the many things Varanasi is known for, so-called salvation homes that cater to the terminally ill best exemplify Hinduism’s holiest city. Drawing from the belief that people who die there allow their soul to escape a cycle of death and rebirth, many who seek ‘mukti’ check into these accommodations to wait for death.
Anshai Lal's "Phillauri" could have been two films, except for the ghost that glides in and out of the two stories. Tree-dwelling spirit Shashi (Anushka Sharma) -- dead for nearly 100 years -- finds herself in the middle of a big, fat Indian wedding.
The apartment in Vikramaditya Motwane’s “Trapped” is sparsely furnished. When the film’s protagonist, Shaurya (Rajkummar Rao), moves in on 12 hours’ notice, he brings his worldly belongings in a duffel bag, and finds just enough in the musty 35th floor Mumbai apartment for him to function.
The protagonist in Shashank Khaitan's "Badrinath ki Dulhaniya" is an unlikely hero and hard to like. Badrinath Bansal is a rich, spoilt brat who discovers he has a spine in the last five minutes of the film and stands up to his dictatorial father only under the influence of alcohol.
Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane won accolades with his debut coming-of-age drama “Udaan” in 2010, and followed it up with period romance “Lootera” in 2013, which also got positive reviews. A cold email with the script for a thriller led to the making of his third film, “Trapped” – about a man who is locked for days in his apartment without food, water or electricity. The film releases on March 17.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar said on Sunday that he has become a parent to twins via a surrogate.
If there is one thing that exemplifies Deven Bhojani's sequel to the 2013 action film "Commando", it is the fleeting glimpse we get of a water bottle that the hero drinks, which is similar to the ones you find in corner shops. But in the movie, a "Perrier" label is pasted on it to give the impression of extravagance when there is none.
A new Indian film that releases this Friday has a burly hero on a mission to destroy a dark evil. But instead of the usual corrupt politician or mafia don often seen in Bollywood, the villain is an elusive entity which is also being pursued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - black money.
In the 2015 thriller "Baby", Taapsee Pannu's only action sequence showed her pinning down the bad guy without the help of the male hero. That one scene, she says, earned her the lead role in the upcoming film "Naam Shabana" (My name is Shabana), a prequel to "Baby".
LONDON A new film exploring the partition of India will offer audiences a poignant reminder, 70 years on, that using politics to divide communities is nothing new, its British director says.
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 The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale of vehicles running on older Euro III fuel technology from April 1, a decision that led to a sharp fall in shares of major automakers sitting on unsold inventories.
LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. | Video
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.
MOSCOW The completion stage of the deal to acquire Indian oil refiner Essar Oil, led by Russian oil company Rosneft, will start on March 31, Yuri Soloviev, first deputy CEO of Russia's VTB bank, said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI India's competition regulator said the proposed merger between Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc was likely to hurt competition, a government statement said on Wednesday.
MUMBAI Foreign investors are set for their biggest monthly purchases of Indian equities in four years in March, but analysts expect inflows to moderate after a major overhaul of tax rules kicks in on April 1.
Indian shares ended higher for a second consecutive session on Wednesday as strong foreign investments into the country continued, although broader gains were capped ahead of the earnings season.