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BJP condemns member who offered reward for 'Padmavati' actress Deepika Padukone's head

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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday ordered one of its senior members to apologise publicly after he offered a reward for anyone who beheaded Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her role in "Padmavati", a movie whose portrayal of a Hindu queen and a Muslim conqueror has enraged Hindu activists.

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Movie Review: Tumhari Sulu

Finally, someone in a Bollywood film lives in Virar. This far-flung and much reviled Mumbai suburb and its people have been wholly ignored by India’s popular cinema, whose scope usually doesn’t extend beyond the tried-and-tested urban milieu.

17 Nov 2017
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Q&A: Too much nonsense in Bollywood, says Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty's record in Bollywood was impeccable - he made mass entertainers and was good at them. Whether it was an action film like "Singham" or the "Golmaal" comedy franchise, Shetty's films routinely exasperated critics and delighted audiences.

15 Nov 2017
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In the wake of Weinstein, some women say Bollywood failing to address harassment

MUMBAI When Indian actress Divya Unny flew into Kerala in 2015, she thought it was for a business meeting with an award-winning director about a role in his upcoming film.

13 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Qarib Qarib Singlle

In “Qarib Qarib Singlle’ (Almost single), Irrfan Khan plays a smart-talking, glib man who goes on a road trip across India. But unlike 2015’s “Piku”, this trip doesn’t seem to be as much fun.

10 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Appearances are deceptive in “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana” (Please Come to the Wedding). In the beginning, our hero appears to be a likeable, if excitable, young man, consumed by the thought of marital bliss. But as the story progresses, he goes berserk. So does the film.

10 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Ittefaq

The best thing about "Ittefaq" is its runtime of 107 minutes. Director Abhay Chopra seems to have realised what many in Bollywood haven't - when it comes to thrillers and mysteries, it is best to keep it short. Bereft of item songs and irrelevant sub-plots, the film sticks to its main theme and comes out looking good.

03 Nov 2017
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With no-buzz 'Ittefaq', Bollywood hopes to rein in publicity blitz

It's probably no coincidence that the makers of Bollywood film "Ittefaq" (Coincidence) are taking the path less trodden for the movie's promotions.

03 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Ribbon

Rakhee Sandilya’s “Ribbon” gives us a peek into the life of a young urban couple as they navigate professional and personal hurdles. Yuppie couple Sahana (Kalki Koechlin) and Karan (Sumeet Vyas) live a seemingly perfect life in Mumbai. They party hard and work harder, until she gets pregnant and realises they aren’t ready for parenthood.

03 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Golmaal Again

The title of Rohit Shetty’s latest film is prescient. He’s made so many “Golmaal” films that it is impossible to tell them apart. So you stop bothering with numbers, because you know it is going to run with the same formula all over again and engineered towards making that elusive thing Bollywood likes to call a “commercial blockbuster”.

15 Nov 2017

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