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How many Ramayanas? As tapori Avengers, Adipurush is neither cool nor classic

Adipurush wants to be science-fiction, an action movie and India’s equivalent of the MCU and Mission Impossible.

Never Have I Ever finally breaks Indian-American trope. Girls chasing boys, not just Princeton

Mindy Kaling, who peaked as Kelly Kapoor in The Office, has made it her life’s goal to push for Indian characters who live for success.

In Mumbaikar, Vijay Sethupathi the only saving grace. Thrills are far and few

It is also worth noting that Mumbai is a city that is far too complex, far too dynamic to serve as a film’s side character.

Hansal Mehta’s Scoop is a nod to journalists. It doesn’t exaggerate

Hansal Mehta's Netflix show is based on a book by former crime reporter Jigna Vora, Behind the Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison.

Zara Hatke Zara Bachke a perfect Bollywood comedy. Brings out the best of Sara and Vicky

The good thing about Laxman Utekar's Zara Hatke Zara Bachke is that it gets to the point quickly. The punch and humour draw plenty of laughter.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a true visual bonanza. Each frame is a work of art

The movie builds its own template of animation and innovation, using it to create pure magic on screen.

Ted Lasso’s last season a messy end to a brilliant show. Mind-numbing sub-plots make it worse

Ted Lasso’s third instalment grappled with filming delays, rewrites and reshoots, leading to an 18-month gap between the season two finale and the start of season three.

Writing reigns supreme in HBO’s Succession. Even Emmy-worthy performances come second

Everything is secondary to the sharp and pithy dialogues, which, when coupled with Succession’s masterful plot progression, create magic on screen.

Beau is Afraid a blood-curdling work of art. Joaquin Phoenix elevates horror to new heights

Pogorzelski’s brilliant camerawork ensures you feel every tick in the scenic backdrops Ari Aster’s films are known for, such as Midsommar and Hereditary.

The Little Mermaid’s unoriginality is hard to ignore. You’re better off watching the original

From flowing CG hair to funny aquarium-like reflections, director Rob Marshall’s visual effects lack appeal, impact and seriousness.

On Camera


UP CM Yogi Adityanath speaks during the Budget Session of the state Legislative Assembly | Representational image | ANI

Something ties UP to TN: their inability to spend allocated budget....

Data reveals that states with a lower variance between their estimates and their actual expenditure do better in terms of governance outcomes. Spending less isn't the solution.

Euro drops after weak business activity data, central banks in focus

By Tom Westbrook and Alun John SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - The euro slid on Monday after activity data in key economies came in much softer than expected, giving markets a jolt at the start of a week


WESEE is now working on next generation version of indigenous Combat Management System that is fitted on board Indian naval ships, including the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant | ANI File Photo

45 yrs since founding, Navy’s engineering establishment WESEE works on next-gen...

Starting with 20 members, Weapon and Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment developed Data Link equipment which is Navy's mainstay for messaging & tactical communications.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...