Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Movie Review: Kabir Singh

21 Jun 2019

It is difficult to watch “Kabir Singh” as a standalone film if you’ve watched “Arjun Reddy.” Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s new film is a scene-by-scene remake of his 2017 Telugu-language blockbuster, and much like his protagonist, its flaws are obvious to everyone but himself.

Q&A: Ayushmann Khurrana on ‘Article 15’ and his responsibilities as an actor

19 Jun 2019

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has enjoyed a dream run at the Bollywood box office for the past two years with hits like “Andhadhun” and “Badhaai Ho”.

Movie Review: Game Over

14 Jun 2019

In Ashwin Saravanan’s “Game Over”, the demons that lurk within the mind of the protagonist are as lethal as the ones outside her door. Thankfully, this Tamil-Telugu bilingual film, dubbed and released in Hindi, makes short work of slaying them with its runtime of 102 minutes.

Eros group says it is taking action to resolve loan payment delays

10 Jun 2019

MUMBAI Indian film and entertainment group Eros International has taken steps to resolve delays in loan payments, Chief Executive Kishore Lulla said, as he also dismissed a short seller's allegations of accounting irregularities at the group.

Playwright and theatre veteran Girish Karnad dead at 81

10 Jun 2019

Girish Karnad, a playwright, writer, actor, activist and one of India's most versatile theatre personalities, died in his home city of Bengaluru on Monday at the age of 81. 

Eros CEO says loan payment delays being rectified as pressure mounts

09 Jun 2019

MUMBAI Eros International has taken steps to rectify delays in loan payments, Chief Executive Officer Kishore Lulla said on Sunday, as pressure builds on the Indian media company, with another short-seller report flagging potential issues at the company.

Movie Review: Bharat

05 Jun 2019

If you thought a 53-year-old Salman Khan was past his prime and nearing retirement, “Bharat” is here to tell you otherwise. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, wants you to believe in a future where even at 70, Bollywood's favorite all-conquering hero will still pull off stunts and vanquish the bad guys better than anyone else.

Movie Review: India’s Most Wanted

24 May 2019

In Rajkumar Gupta’s “India’s Most Wanted” a ragtag bunch of officers embarks on an unlikely mission – to nab the man they call “India’s Osama”, a dangerous villain holed up across the border. The film appears to be based on the capture of Yasin Bhatkal, who ran a militant group called the Indian Mujahideen that was thought to be responsible for several bomb blasts in India.

Movie Review: PM Narendra Modi

24 May 2019

There are faults in Omung Kumar’s “PM Narendra Modi.” Timing is not one of them. The film debuted in theatres a day after Modi pulled off one of India’s biggest electoral victories, keeping the BJP in power for a second consecutive term. The win is Modi’s to savor, but the film is not. It’s glorification via middling hagiography.

Q&A: Film-maker Raj Kumar Gupta on 'India's Most Wanted'

22 May 2019

Raj Kumar Gupta’s latest film, “India’s Most Wanted,” is a return to thriller territory after his 2008 debut “Aamir” became a sleeper hit. It also continues in the true-crime vein of his 2010 film “No One Killed Jessica,” about the notorious murder of model-bartender Jessica Lal in Delhi in 1999. He spoke to Reuters about how he retains the authenticity of true stories while making fictional films, and why he is drawn to real-life stories.

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