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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ is my second Cinderella moment: Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Kapadia talks about working with Christopher Nolan on his time-bending thriller, and why she almost ran away from the role After the terrible disappointment of the semi-autobiographical and hideously expensive Mera Naam Joker in 1970, Raj Kapoor decided to make a teen love story. That it was inspired by Archie comics is possibly apocryphal, […]

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‘Paava Kadhaigal’ teaser: Netflix anthology to release on December 18

The four films in the anthology are directed by Sudha Kongara, Vignesh Shivan, Gautham Vasudev Menon and Vetrimaaran Netflix today released a teaser of its upcoming Tamil anthology film, Paava Kadhaigal, which is all set to hit the service this December 18. Directed by Sudha Kongara, Vignesh Shivan, Gautham Vasudev Menon and Vetrimaaran, Paava Kadhaigal […]

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Adivi Sesh in and as Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

‘Major’ team unveils the look test, coinciding with Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s anniversary in the aftermath of 26/11 attacks November 27 marks the death anniversary of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a martyr of the 26/11 attacks of 2008. Major, the Hindi-Telugu bilingual film that’s inspired by his life, is in the making, directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka […]

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New story with old songs

How classic numbers inspire filmmakers to make them part of fresh films and serials One of the many joys of watching Anurag Basu’s Ludo is seeing gangster Sattu Bhai listening to ‘O Betaji, O Babuji’ as he goes about his criminal activities. The C. Ramachandra composition lends heft to the anthology where the four strands […]

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Layered like gudbud

Noted kanjira player Guru Prasanna believes that patience is the key to perfection After being a performer on the concert stage for several years, when the 24-year-old student approached his new guru, this is what he was told: “You cannot touch the mridangam for five years. I have to teach you new fingering techniques.” The […]

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NCB probe: Kshitij Prasad granted bail

NCB had arrested the executive producer of Dharma Productions owned by Karan Johar. The City Civil and Sessions Court on Thursday granted bail to Kshitij Prasad, executive producer of Dharma Productions owned by Karan Johar. Mr. Prasad, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), however, will not be released today as he has […]

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Into the inner world of a disciple

Chaitanya Tamhane’s film is a struggle-and-failure story that holds universal appeal beyond the musical domain Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple remains firmly anchored in its appointed space, time and social world — Mumbai in the early 2000s. This enables the film to cast off the tired cinematic tropes, such as gilded royal courts and stone-melting miracles, […]