The BBC film explores Queen Victoria’s later years when, bored with court life and her role as empress of a distant land, she develops a close friendship with an Indian clerk.
David Dhawan is still stuck somewhere in the 1990s, and it shows in the crude jokes in the film.
‘In Naxal-controlled villages, if people vote, they are seen as government agents, if they don’t, they are called Maoist sympathisers.’
‘Newton’ isn’t just political; it’s also deeply personal, searing with existential angst seldom seen in Hindi cinema these days.
Simran may not have the most gripping plot and may stretch at times, but is entertaining throughout, thanks to its star.
The 1980s settings and the emphasis on verisimilitude create an excellent mood but the gloss fails to hide the incoherence in the script.
Director Dakxin Chhara Bajrange, in Sameer, chooses to tell a story that is ostensibly not his to tell – one about anti-Muslim violence.
Based on a familiar motif, the futility of crime, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz tries to rise above its limitations but is too inconsistent and jaded for its own good.
The information and broadcasting ministry had recently postponed a meeting of the previous preview committee, nominated when M. Venkaiah Naidu was its minister.
It is important to look at how India’s own film industry was filtering the stories of World War II through the prism of cinema.
The well known characters – Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah – are painted in broad brushstrokes and seem to have walked in from history textbooks.
According to a research, suicide-related Google searches increased in the weeks following the spring release of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Gurgaon, just like the family it examines, hides secrets aplenty – secrets that are dark, disturbing, disgusting.
The film is imperfect but has the power to engage the audience in its characters’ struggles.
Emily Brontë’s 199th birthday is a good time to sweep away the fluff of romantic notions that shroud her only novel, and to examine her genius.
It is no secret that the US state machinery has a vested interest in monitoring Hollywood’s output, but its say in the editing suite goes deeper than we think.
The women in the movie may be strong and funny when they are in their secret lives but they make almost no push for empowerment in their oppressive lives.
With rejected and resentful stalkers resorting to committing horrifying crimes, can Bollywood remain uncritical of how stalking is portrayed on screen?
Interviews recorded by London’s Imperial War Museum add the dimension of time and the long echoes of that anguish which Nolan’s film can’t capture.
From the late 1950s, Vaali had a storied career in Tamil cinema and politics, both of which he helped shape through his lyrics.
The film benefits from the director’s light touch and solid performances by the actors.
In conversation with Denzil Smith about his experience of being a somewhat unusual actor in Bollywood, his takeaways from playing Mohammed Ali Jinnah in the forthcoming film Viceroy’s House and more.
Even when princesses lead, they speak less than their male counterparts, let emotion interfere with their rationality and have to choose between romantic domesticity and success in the public sphere.
Indian censors are far more liberal than in many other countries, says the controversial censor board chief.
Regardless of whether films satisfy some technical definition of philosophy, the fact remains that they can have on us the same effect that the great, perennial works of philosophy do.
Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee talks about her film Dr. Rakhmabai, the issues Indian women face today and why social progress cannot be taken for granted.
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A versatile artist, Das had carved a special place among the audience with his talent and performance, particularly through portrayal of negative roles.
Nanjiani, who was good in Silicon Valley finds it difficult to emotionally rise to the occasion
Remakes of old films usually turn out to be duds, but this film deserves to be made again to tell a younger audience about a different kind of India
The movie which was lauded as being a step forward in feminism is facing political backlash because Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, is an ex-soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces and a strong supporter of Israel.
Although mummies are a macabre prospect, they manage to hold us in thrall by appealing to our innate fear of impermanence and mortality.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
For more than five decades, Soumitra Chatterjee has remained a quintessential part of Bengali cultural life.
The Assamese indie is cheeky, irreverent and sticks to its brand of humour – goofy, charming and silly – while telling a simple story.
The success of the new Wonder Woman film, based on an iconic feminist character, only highlights how few strong women roles existed in fantasy literature of the past, although this is fast changing.
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
Three documentaries on the 2016 JNU protests, the unrest in Kashmir and the suicide of Rohith Vemula were denied permission to be screened.
Instead of casting humans as a hapless race, ‘Wonder Woman’ brings out the conflict about humans – mankind is inherently corrupted but is also capable of love.
A virtual reality film follows the boys as they overcome their marginalised backgrounds, various other hurdles and inch closer to their dream.