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Movie Review: Race 3

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If meme makers had a field day with Daisy Shah's "our business is our business" line, they should know this was merely the tip of the iceberg. Remo D'Souza's "Race 3" is a minefield of meme-worthy moments, replete with hilarious dialogue, a plot ripe for parody and abysmal acting.

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Bollywood looks to sports for box office success

Forever in search of the next big idea, Bollywood is increasingly looking to the sports arena for inspiration, unusual for a country that has few international success stories apart from cricket.

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Movie Review: Veere Di Wedding

Shashanka Ghosh's "Veere Di Wedding" (Friend's Wedding) might scream itself hoarse that it is “not a chick flick”, but it is obvious from the beginning that it draws inspiration from one of the biggest chick flicks of our times – Darren Star’s “Sex and the City”.

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Movie Review: Bhavesh Joshi - Superhero

In an early scene in Vikramaditya Motwane's "Bhavesh Joshi - Superhero", Sikandar (Harshvardhan Kapoor) tells a woman in a club about his vigilante venture. "We are like the Indian Justice League," he tells her. "Like Spider-Man?" she asks. "No, we are DC, we are much cooler," he says.

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Interview: Vikramaditya Motwane on ‘Bhavesh Joshi: Superhero’ and true love

Vikramaditya Motwane’s office wall is lined with vintage posters of superhero films and his table is littered with comic books. It is no surprise then, that his latest film “Bhavesh Joshi: Superhero” is his tribute to the genre he grew up watching. With Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead, the film follows a masked vigilante out to fight corruption on the streets of Mumbai.

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Movie Review: Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran

Akshay Kumar has competition. John Abraham is trying to usurp his position as the fittest hero in Bollywood and everyone’s saviour. In Abhishek Sharma’s “Parmanu – the Story of Pokhran”, which he co-produced, Abraham attempts to cash in on the chest-thumping genre of nationalism.

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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput bets on VR with new venture

Sushant Singh Rajput casually talks about the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, supercomputers and non-linear thinking while doodling furiously on piece of paper. “I’ve just discovered that I’m ambidextrous,” he says. The actor sounded more like Elon Musk than a Bollywood star as he describes his excitement with emerging technologies.

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Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

NEW DELHI From the Himalayan region of Ladakh to the deck of an aircraft carrier, tens of thousands joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga, with a few wearing masks to highlight poor air quality. | Video