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Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Movie Review: 'Mission Mangal'

Aug 15 2019

With its overarching tone of naiveté, “Mission Mangal” hopes to convince its viewers that rocket science isn't, well, rocket science.

Movie Review: Batla House

Aug 14 2019

Nikhil Advani's “Batla House”, Bollywood's take on an incident in which three men were killed in a police raid in the Indian capital in September 2008, may as well have been titled “In defense of the Delhi Police”.

Movie Review: 'Jabariya Jodi'

Aug 09 2019

Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra have come a long way since they last shared screen space in the 2014 Bollywood film, “Hasee Toh Phasee”. While the two have proven their acting chops since, their decision to sign on for “Jabariya Jodi” (Unwilling Couples) will always remain a deeper mystery than why this film was written in the first place.

Bollywood dominates 66th National Film Awards

Aug 09 2019

Bollywood won big at the National Film Awards on Friday, with “Uri: The Surgical Strike” bagging the most number of prizes.

Movie Review: 'Khandaani Shafakhana'

Aug 03 2019

Shilpi Dasgupta’s "Khandaani Shafakhana" was intended to be a comedy that revolves around sex, on the lines of "Vicky Donor" and "Badhaai Ho". However, while the earlier films were lauded as wholesome entertainers, the Sonakshi Sinha-starrer is a wasted effort.

Q&A: Anand Kumar on Super 30 and life after the Hrithik Roshan film

Aug 01 2019

When educator Anand Kumar introduced his Super 30 program in India a few years ago, he said he hoped it would help make quality education accessible to all.

Movie Review: ‘Judgementall Hai Kya?’

Jul 26 2019

Prakash Kovelamudi’s “Judgementall Hai Kya?” begins with a tragedy. Bobby (Kangana Ranaut) struggles to cope with the trauma of witnessing her parents’ abusive marriage as a child.

Movie Review: 'Arjun Patiala'

Jul 26 2019

Rohit Jugraj’s “Arjun Patiala” is a film within a film. An enthusiastic director narrates the story to a jaded producer as the plot plays out on screen. It is fitting that the director and producer are fast asleep by the end of the film – “Arjun Patiala” does little to keep its viewers awake during its 106 minutes.

Q&A: Rohit Jugraj on 'Arjun Patiala' and making a foray into Bollywood

Jul 26 2019

Filmmaker Rohit Jugraj has a number of Punjabi-language blockbusters to his credit, two of them with singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh, arguably one of the state's biggest stars. “Arjun Patiala”, Jugraj's third venture with Dosanjh, marks his Bollywood directorial debut.

Film-makers, historians urge Indian PM to stop mob attacks on minorities

Jul 24 2019

A group of Bollywood film makers, historians and citizens have written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to stop mob attacks on minority Muslims and others at the bottom of society.

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