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Film review: 'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' is heavy-handed messaging

New Delhi, March 15 -- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's overly earnest drama lands on the intersection between Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Gully Boy. Through the wretched lives of eight-year-old Kanhaiya/Kanhu... Read More


Film review: 'Hamid' is compassionate and sensitive

New Delhi, March 15 -- The calm of floating leaves covering placid lakes belies the tension in the mountainous region of Kashmir, where a simple boat-maker's rhymes are misread as coded messages of tr... Read More


The more specific you are, the more universal something becomes: Ritesh Batra

New Delhi, March 9 -- Following the global success of his debut feature, The Lunchbox (2013), film-maker Ritesh Batra worked on two international projects. He directed the screen adaptation of Julian ... Read More


Film Review: 'Badla' is a passable whodunit

New Delhi, March 8 -- Director Sujoy Ghosh takes charge of the Hindi language adaptation of Oriol Paulo's 2016 Spanish crime thriller Contratiempo ("The Invisible Guest"), and works in enough changes ... Read More


Now, tableware in Goode taste

New Delhi, Feb. 22 -- A well-laid-out table can enhance the quality of your food and the quality of your day," says Johnny Sandelson, chairman of luxury retailer Thomas Goode & Co. "It can dress up th... Read More


Film review: 'The Wife' looks at an unequal partnership

New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- Late one night, Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) gets a phone call. He excitedly asks that his wife Joan (Glenn Close) get on the extension. The voice at the other end informs Joe ... Read More


The return of the dacoit

New Delhi, Feb. 8 -- What sets apart a dacoit film from any other kind of action adventure? According to director Abhishek Chaubey, it's simply that the violence in a dacoit or bandit movie is "not se... Read More


Film review: 'Alita: Battle Angel' is only fitfully thrilling

New Delhi, Feb. 8 -- When a film boasts a formidable team comprising writer/ producer James Cameron (Terminator, Avatar) and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) uniting for the adaptation of Yukito K... Read More


A house for Indian film

New Delhi, Feb. 4 -- This is a museum, not an archive," says co-curator Amrit Gangar as he guides us through the freshly minted National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC). Housed across two buildings on ... Read More


Film review: 'Mary Queen of Scots' tells parallel stories of women in power

New Delhi, Feb. 1 -- This ambitious period film explores the battle of wits and the power struggle between two queens: Elizabeth I of England (Margot Robbie) and Mary Stuart of Scotland (Saoirse Ronan... Read More