In a scene from Reema Kagti's "Gold", Mouni Roy, who plays the protagonist's wife, is making lunch for 20 hockey players. In between furiously chopping vegetables and instructing helpers to work faster, she says "I am not prepping for lunch, I am preparing to avenge the slavery of 200 years."
In Milap Zaveri's "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs), a young woman lectures a smug politician over the misrepresentation of India’s national flag. "Just as this flag is upside down, people like you should be hanged upside down," she declares self-righteously, as everyone around her applauds.
If Netflix has “Sacred Games” and Amazon Prime “Inside Edge”, Eros Now points to its huge Hindi film library to sway India’s perennial Bollywood fans as the battle hots up in the country’s online streaming market.
If there is one thing Anubhav Sinha’s “Mulk” (Nation) gets right, it is the message. The manner of delivery might be deemed a tad simplistic, and the tone bombastic, but the film is clear about what it wants to say. And it today’s times, it is an important message to get across.
After "Qarib Qarib Singlle" (2017) and "Piku" (2015), Irrfan Khan hits the road again in Akarsh Khurana's "Karwaan" (Caravan), this time on a jaunt through picturesque fields and palm-fringed roads in southern India. He's the bystander, much like in "Piku", watching his co-passengers and getting a kick out of commenting on their lives.
Atul Manjrekar’s “Fanney Khan” is a part-comedy, part-sentimental tale about a doting father who is willing to go to any lengths to further his daughter’s career.
For someone who started off making television commercials, Abhinay Deo’s foray into movies has yielded a great variety of films. From his debut “Delhi Belly”, a dark comedy that won critical acclaim, to directing the first two seasons of the Indian adaptation of U.S. television series “24”, Deo has dabbled in a lot of genres. His last film, “Blackmail”, which saw him return to black comedy after 11 years, won over critics and audiences.
Film-maker Shashank Khaitan knew there would be no pleasing everyone when he decided to remake "Sairat", the biggest hit in Marathi cinema. The 36-year-old director said he was braced for criticism and it didn’t deter him from making the film he wanted.
MUMBAI A politician has taken streaming giant Netflix to court, asking that it delete "offensive scenes" and derogatory remarks about former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in its first Indian original series.
Janhvi Kapoor's Bollywood debut is highly anticipated even by the standard for children of movie stars in the Hindi film industry. Her mother, actress Sridevi’s sudden death in February also piqued interest in the 21-year-old, who plays the lead in the upcoming romantic drama “Dhadak” (Heartbeat), a remake of the hugely successful Marathi film “Sairat”.
KOCHI, India The death toll from the worst floods in nearly a century in Kerala rose to 43 on Wednesday as rising water stranded tens of thousands of people and forced the closure of one of its main airports.
NEW DELHI India's foreign exchange reserves are comfortable by global standards and sufficient to mitigate any undue volatility in the foreign exchange market, the finance minister said on Wednesday, a day after the rupee currency sank to an all-time low.
SINGAPORE India's Reliance Industries has declared force majeure on gasoline exports from its Jamnagar site, four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, causing the profit margin from producing the fuel to jump to its highest since September.
LONDON Action from Turkey's central bank pushed the lira higher for a second day on Wednesday, helping European stocks and emerging currencies consolidate recent losses though the dollar stuck at 13-month highs kept up the pressure on world markets.
GENOA, Italy Rescuers searched for survivors amid the debris of Italy's bridge collapse on Wednesday as the death toll climbed to 37 and the government blamed the bridge's operator, demanding resignations and moving to strip its toll concession. | Video
SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidise renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict.
U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is in talks to acquire a stake in the frequent-flier loyalty programme of Jet Airways (India) Ltd, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.