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I did comic roles  to go beyond just being a glam face : Lara Dutta

Actor Lara Dutta Bhupathi talks about being part of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Charlie Chopra and The Mystery of Solang Valley, her OTT journey and the changing nature of big screen comedies

19 Sep 2023

'Haddi' review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui tries to pull up this dragging thriller

In the beginning, Haddi keeps its cards close to its chest. We see Siddiqui playing on his home ground, being sly and innocently cunning.

14 Sep 2023

‘Shah Rukh Khan creates memories with people’: Actor Gulshan Devaiah

He talks about being a troll on social media, his first meeting with SRK, and whether Guns and Gulaabs is getting a second season

13 Sep 2023

I copied even the slightest gestures of Telgi: Scam 2003’s Gagan Dev Riar

Along with director Tushar Hiranandani and producer Sameer Nair, Gagan Dev Riar speaks about comparisons with Prateek Gandhi, not judging your characters and his lessons from theatre

07 Sep 2023

'Scam 2003: The Telgi Story' review: Gagan Dev Riar leaves an imprint in a half-baked series

In Scam 1992, the desires of Harshad Mehta were the maggots beneath the coveted pie of a post-liberalisation India. Contrastingly, Scam 2003 mostly remains apolitical.

02 Sep 2023

'Friday Night Plan' movie review: Too clean for a teen film

What is endearing about Friday Night Plan is that it is honest and innocent. However, The fun bits in this film feel a bit too safe.

01 Sep 2023

‘We tried to not go overboard with the humour’: Ayushmann Khurrana

Unwilling to dwell upon his previous commercial failures, Ayushmann speaks to us about the Raaj Shaandilyaa directorial, in which he stars alongside Ananya Panday.

31 Aug 2023

Dream Girl 2; The Joke is on us

Although it was loud and on-the-nose, the 2019 Dream Girl had a fleeting message on loneliness and the need for friendship. It was also coherent.

26 Aug 2023

Guns & Gulaabs series review: Just that 90s show

Rajkummar Rao, Gulshan Devaiah and Adarsh Gourav propel this black comedy series suffering from a lack of narrative urgency.

23 Aug 2023

'Anu' actor Prabha Ravi says the 'push and pull of emotions was really exhausting'

Starring Prabha Ravi as the eponymous Anu, the film is a poignant story of a middle-aged woman coping with the loss of her husband during the pandemic.

22 Aug 2023

'Ghoomer' film review: Spins into mundanity

Abhishek Bachchan plays Padam Singh Sodhi aka Paddy, a yesteryear spinner waiting to turn into a drunkard-cliché of a coach.

19 Aug 2023

'Made in Heaven season 2' review: Creating a big-fat-Indian web series

Neeraj Ghaywan, the new creative entrant in the series’ latest season, interjects with an anecdote.

16 Aug 2023

The big-fat-Indian web series

Actor Sobhita Dhulipala, and directors Alankrita Shrivastava and Neeraj Ghaywan discuss Made in Heaven, Tara’s fierceness and what constitutes a perfect wedding

16 Aug 2023

'Gadar 2' movie review: Nationalism, nostalgia, or nonsense? Yes

Gadar 2 is a film set at the time of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, whose characters are still sour about the Partition of 1947. It is still trying to be relevant in 2023.

13 Aug 2023

Series review | 'Made in Heaven' Season 2: When the dazzle fades...

The weddings are grander, the in-laws more obnoxious but along the way, the narrative becomes increasingly preachy.

11 Aug 2023

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