Naachiyaar | Taut whodunit unlike an average Bala film

Will it make you think long and hard? Perhaps. Will It leave you entertained? Absolutely. A victory for a nuanced filmmaker like him.

Awe | Misses the mark, but makes a point

The Nani-Kajal-Regina-Nithya starrer has very little to offer, gets a typical Tollywood treatment and is beyond its title.

Hostiles | Profound stirring study of violence

In that union of two survivors of a mutual massacre there resides a deeply moving statement on what violence has done to civilisation.

Entertainment

When controversy and hype became marketing tools for Malayalam films

With half-a-dozen controversial movies having hit the screens in the past few years, is Mollywood riding the ‘hype’rloop to fame? Express examines.

Hyderabad group filed complaint against viral 'Oru Adaar Love' song featuring Priya Prakash Varrier (Photo | Twitter)
They too stirred up a hornet’s nest: Thanmathra, Kalimannu, Avalude Raavukal...

Shibu B S picks out some controversies that erupted in mainstream Malayalam cinema during the pre-social media era.

Mohan Lal and Meera Vasudevan in a screengrab from 'Thanmathra'.
Priya Prakash Varrier has become an Internet sensation with her expressions | ANI
Rishi Kapoor predicts 'huge stardom' for Priya

Her mischief, innocence has touched the right chords.
 

Sakshi to be back on television

'Tyohaar Ki Thaali' showcases food made during festivals.

Sakshi Tanwar and Aamir Khan. A still from the film 'Dangal' (Youtube)
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Paul Pogba illness concerns Manchester United manager Mourinho

An unspecified illness saw Pogba withdraw on the morning of Saturday's match in Huddersfield, which United won 2-0.

Tennis

Winner Jordan Thompson became richer by $7200 while Yuki Bhambri settled for $4240 | d Sampathkumar
Chennai Open Challenger: Yuki misses in final of margins

Jordan Thompson won 103 points. But the Australian handled the bigger points better to clinch the Chennai Open Challenger.

Tennis

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (R) reacts shakes hands with Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark after Kvitova won their singles semi-final match of the Qatar Open tennis competition in Doha. | AFP
Petra Kvitova through to Qatar final after beating Wozniacki

Kvitova beat world number one Wozniacki to record her 12th successive victory and advance to the Qatar Open final.

Football

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi looks at Eibar's Serbian goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic during the Spanish league football match. | AFP
Barcelona wins at Eibar 2-0 before trip to Chelsea in Champions League

Messi helped set up two goals to beat 10-man Eibar 2-0 as Barcelona warmed up for their visit to Chelsea.

Cricket

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Kerala Cricket Association president quits following corruption charges

The resignation of Vinod, a close associate of former president Mathew, means that his hold in KCA has further diminished.

The Age of the machines

Governments and corporations are investing heavily on AI research to transform lives, the economy, medicine and the marketplace.
 

shekhar yadav/Madhvi Subrahmanian (in specs), Sheetal Gattani (in orange), and Neha Lavingia
Intimacy of Art in a Changing World

Artists Madhvi Subrahmanian, Neha Lavingia and Sheetal Gattani talk about incubation, growth, artistic quest, and sobering emotions.

Handloom resuctionist Uzramma Bilgrami was 47 years old when she decided that for traditional textile crafts to exist, weavers should be freed.

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