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  • They were better off closed (Column: B-Town)

    They were better off closed (Column: B-Town)

    The cinema chains, which pleaded and lobbied hard, with various state governments and the Central Government to lift lockdown and let cinemas get back into operation, got their wish eventually. However, it was not going to business as usual. There were to

  • Review: Target Number One: Slightly off target

    Review: Target Number One: Slightly off target

    Daniel Roby's Canadian crime drama draws inspiration from the real-life story of Alain Olivier, a drug addict in Quebec who ended up in a Thailand jail for years after a sad twist of events. Alain had become a pawn in a top secret operation of the Canadian law enforcers that went wrong.

  • Ishaan Khatter: Expectation of fans is a blessing

    Ishaan Khatter: Expectation of fans is a blessing

    He grabbed attention of cinegoers with his skilled performance in Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds in 2017. His next, Dhadak, fared below expectations, and though Khaali Peeli managed to create some waves earlier this year, the film had

  • Review: The Crown season 4: Headier than ever

    Review: The Crown season 4: Headier than ever

    Season four of The Crown starts off with a couple of advantages. By now, the series has garnered a formidable fan base, so wide reception is no longer a challenge. More importantly, the story enters what must be the most appealing phase in modern English history.

  • 15 shades of Soumitra Chattopadhyay

    15 shades of Soumitra Chattopadhyay

    Every role that he essayed remains priceless, no matter the genre of the film or the nature of the character. Yet, there are some performances in the oeuvre of late Bangla cinema legend Soumitra Chattopadhyay that simply define perfection. IANS lists 15 s

  • Ministry eye on OTT-online content (Column: B-Town)

    Ministry eye on OTT-online content (Column: B-Town)

    Since the first talked-about Made in India OTT content, Sacred Games, featured on Netflix in June 2018, there has been hue and cry about the kind of content that was peddled in the name of home entertainment. The feature was everything that the CBFC would

  • Review: Ludo: Peculiar play of emotions

    Review: Ludo: Peculiar play of emotions

    Ludo is brilliant as a concept, engaging in execution, but mostly mediocre in output. It is a film that ensembles four intertwined stories of love and relationships, and the idea is to spread out a narrative with a twist of irreverence and wry humour.

  • Review: ‘Laxmii’ bombs

    Review: ‘Laxmii’ bombs

    The last time he did it was in Diwali last year, with Housefull 4. He is back this Diwali with a film that would make Housefull 4 seem like a classic.

  • Industry in a limbo (Column: B-Town)

    Industry in a limbo (Column: B-Town)

    Where does the industry stand today? Nobody knows. All three sectors of cinema making are at sea: Production, distribution and exhibition, not to mention the auxiliary offsprings of cinema, the OTT streaming platforms as well as the other mediums like tel