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Photograph | Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Sanya Malhotra

Photograph | Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Sanya Malhotra

‘Kalank’: A Resplendent Period Drama

‘Kalank’:  A Resplendent Period Drama

The teaser of Karan Johar’s dream project Kalank is out. Set in 1945, the period drama boasts of an ensemble cast including Alia Bhatt (Noor), Varun Dhawan (Zafar), Madhuri Dixit (Bahaar Begum), Sanjay Dutt (Balraj Chaudhry), Aditya Roy Kapur (Dev Chaudhry) and Sonakshi Sinha (Satya Chaudhry). The opulent sets, resplendent costumes, stunning dance sequences, unique […]

‘Badla’: Solid Thrills and Genuine Twists in True Revenge Story

‘Badla’: Solid Thrills and Genuine Twists in True Revenge Story

Story: Naina (Taapsee Pannu) is accused for the murder of Arjun (Tony Luke). Her lawyer Jimmy (Manav Kaul) hires the senior advocate Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan) to help crack the case and defend Naina, but her confessions to Badal add twists and turns to the murder mystery. Review: Since revenge stories are literally done-to-death in […]

Theatrical Company MIST Lives Up to Expectations Again with “Ron”

Theatrical Company MIST Lives Up to Expectations Again with “Ron”

BY SANCHALI BASU HOUSTON: The theatrical company MIST (Masks, Issues, & Stages Traversed) came through again with their much awaited latest production “Ron,” at the Matchbox in Midtown during March 2 and 3. The word ‘Ron’ means war in Bengali, which is the theme of the entire play which revolves around the conflict and emotions […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

BY VARSHA HALABE HOUSTON: “Janata Raja”, the brain child of Shiv Shaheer Babasaheb Purandare, was presented in all its glory in Houston, as a fund raiser for Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Vastu Project at the Stafford Center on March 9, 2019. This is a play depicting the life of Chhatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosale who established the Maratha […]

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

HOUSTON: This year, the Asia Society’s fabulously decorated Tiger Ball was held in memory of Founding Member Barbara Bush. The event also recognized honorees Phoebe and Bobby Tudor and was co-chaired by Michelle and Hector Herrera and Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron, as well as honorary chairs Hushang and Shahla Ansary, Maria and Neil […]

‘To Let’ Movie Review: Authentic Bittersweet Family Drama of Mundane Survival

‘To Let’ Movie Review: Authentic Bittersweet Family Drama of Mundane Survival

Cast: Santhosh Sreeram, Sheela Rajkumar, Dharun Bala Director: Chezhiyan Rating: 4 stars Mildly-lit rooms. Crayon scribbles on the walls. A nightie-clad woman tuning into a radio station. A lungi-clad man trying to unclog the toilet. We get a glimpse into the lives of an aspiring filmmaker Ilango (Santhosh Sreeram), his wife Amudha (Sheela) and their […]

‘Total Dhamaal’: Comic Misadventure Due to Poor Writing

‘Total Dhamaal’: Comic Misadventure Due to Poor Writing

Story: Total Dhamaal is the third instalment in the Dhamaal franchise. A hidden booty of 50 crore leads to a mad chase amongst a bunch of greedy and eccentric characters. In them, are a bickering couple on the verge of a divorce, greedy siblings, local goons, a police commissioner and the mastermind of the loot. […]

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

HOUSTON: Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Houston Chapter celebrated Valentine’s Day during an afternoon of camaraderie among friends, highlighted by an artistic extravaganza of dances, interludes of music by Sargam Melodies, fashion show of hidden talents by local artists, and gestures of appreciation to service and seniority, over delicious treats of coffee, tea and snacks. The event […]

Ranveer Singh: Born to Play Gully Boy

Ranveer Singh: Born to Play Gully Boy

Story: Murad (Ranveer Singh) must fight off his poverty and social disadvantage to realise his dream of being a rapper. His friends and family rally together to help an ordinary boy in becoming an extraordinary rapper. Review: There’s a line in the film where the character MC Sher (Siddhant Chaturvedi) says, “Agar duniya mein sab […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal to Present Historical Play on Shivaji

Houston Maharashtra Mandal to Present Historical Play on Shivaji

HOUSTON: The Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) will present on stage an epic play titled Janata Raja (The Wise King) on Saturday, March 9 at Stafford Centre on Cash Road. The play is a dramatic presentation of the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a warrior-king (1627-1680 AD), who founded the Maratha kingdom in the western region of […]

Manikarnika: Kangana Ranaut Owns the Period Drama

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jisshu Sengupta, Atul Kulkarni, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Ankita Lokhande, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Danny Denzongpa, Richard Keep Directors: Kangana Ranaut, Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi Rating: Two and a half stars Kangana Ranaut in and as Manikarnika, the Queen of Jhansi, delivers exactly what was promised: a high-decibel, high-on-rhetoric hagiography of a queen who fought for […]

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Trailer Released

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Trailer Released

MUMBAI — The second trailer of Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is out, and it has not left much to the imagination of the audience. While the first trailer of the romantic drama had only hinted at the possibility of a same-sex romance involving the female lead […]

King of Drama Captivates the Hearts of Mehfil with Local Talent

King of Drama Captivates the Hearts of Mehfil with Local Talent

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA STAFFORD: The much awaited variety show, Dilwalon ki Mehfil (A Gathering of Heartful Souls) produced by the well-known local icon Indervadan Trivedi, better known affectionately as ‘Masterji’, was presented on Saturday, January 12 to an adoring audience at the Old Stafford Community Center on Constitution Avenue. Masterji, who is also the […]

Kalank | Official Teaser | Varun | Aditya Roy | Sanjay | Alia | Sonakshi | Madhuri | Abhishek Varman

Kalank | Official Teaser | Varun | Aditya Roy | Sanjay | Alia | Sonakshi | Madhuri | Abhishek Varman

CHEAT INDIA: Phir Mulaaqat Video | Emraan Hashmi Shreya D | Jubin Nautiyal Kunaal Rangon | T-Series

CHEAT INDIA: Phir Mulaaqat Video | Emraan Hashmi Shreya D | Jubin Nautiyal Kunaal Rangon | T-Series

Asli Hip Hop – Trailer Announcement – Gully Boy | Ranveer Singh | Alia Bhatt | 14th February

Asli Hip Hop – Trailer Announcement – Gully Boy | Ranveer Singh | Alia Bhatt | 14th February

Photos: Newlyweds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are back from their honeymoon

Photos: Newlyweds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are back from their honeymoon

Post ‘ Simmba ‘ release, Ranveer Singh  and Deepika Padukone  headed for their honeymoon. The couple went to Sri Lanka last weekend and enjoyed a romantic time together. Ranveer Singh even celebrated Deepika’s 32nd birthday. They didn’t share any picture from their honeymoon  and soon as the photos of them from the airport  surfaced on the social media, they went viral […]

After The Accidental Prime Minister, The Tashkent Files set to create political storm

After The Accidental Prime Minister, The Tashkent Files set to create political storm

After the much controversial trailer release of The Accidental Prime Minister, another film is all set to raise a storm in political circles ahead of Lok Sabha polls this year. The film is about the mysterious circumstances under which the second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died in Russia. Titled The Tashkent Files, the film […]

Bigg Boss 12’s Sreesanth dances with his daughter; watch video

Bigg Boss 12’s Sreesanth dances with his daughter; watch video

Bigg Boss season 12’s Sreesanth gained a lot of attention with his stint inside the house. The former Indian cricketer became the first runner-up in the show, while his sister Dipika Kakar  won the trophy along with Rs 30 lakh. Sreesanth recently shared a video on his Instagram wherein he was seen dancing with his daughter […]

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