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‘Drishyam 2’: Not as Smooth as Last Time

‘Drishyam 2’: Not as Smooth as Last Time

Bollywood isn’t really known for pulling off suspense thrillers, certainly not for sustaining the steam over a sequel. But, like Drishyam in 2015, Drishyam 2 lulls you with its modest settings, simple characters, human cops, and a family caught in events beyond its control, till it lands home its lesson a second time — it’s […]

‘Uunchai’: A Heartfelt Ode to Friendship

‘Uunchai’: A Heartfelt Ode to Friendship

By Shalini Langer This is as far as it gets from a Sooraj Barjatya film. It also avoids the melodrama that movies of this kind tend to lapse into, though it can’t resist the temptation to stretch the length to at least an hour more than it should be. Still, how often do you get to […]

Ram Setu: Lopsided View on Mythology vs. History

Ram Setu: Lopsided View on Mythology vs. History

By Renuka Vyavahare Synopsis: Is Ram Setu a myth or reality? An archaeologist (Akshay Kumar) must decode the origins of the mythical India-Sri Lanka underwater bridge, believed to be built by Lord Rama. Review: Ram Setu comes across like a toothpaste ad where random actors dressed in white aprons assure you that their toothpaste is dentist recommended. […]

‘Dhokha’: Enough to Drive You Around the Bend

‘Dhokha’: Enough to Drive You Around the Bend

Cast: R Madhavan, Khushali Kumar, Aparshakti Khurana, Darshan Kumar Director: Kookie Gulati Rating: Half star A ‘Lashkar-trained’ terrorist hiding out in a Mumbai highrise finds himself in alarmingly close quarters with a woman who doesn’t seem to be all there. Is she really delusional, or is it an act? Is her husband as straight-forward as […]

‘Jahaan Char Yaar’: Swara Bhaskar’s Light-hearted Caper

‘Jahaan Char Yaar’: Swara Bhaskar’s Light-hearted Caper

Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij, Pooja Chopra, Girish Kulkarni, Manish Chadhari Director: Kamal Pandey Rating: 2.5 stars Four women whooping it up in Goa, dumping deadening domesticity, kicking their heels up: a one-line premise becomes quite a lark in ‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’. Shivangi (Bhaskar) is a much put-upon wife/ daughter-in-law/ sister-in-law who washes, […]

‘Jogi’: Diljit Dosanjh’s Film Undercuts 1984 Tragedy

‘Jogi’: Diljit Dosanjh’s Film Undercuts 1984 Tragedy

By Shubhra Gupta Those three terrible days in 1984 when Delhi burnt after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, have been re-created in Hindi cinema several times. ‘Jogi’ revisits those dark days, bringing them to our attention again. Jogi (Diljit Dosanjh) and his elderly father are flung off a bus, after being heckled angrily by the […]

‘Brahmastra’: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer superhero adventure plays with fire

‘Brahmastra’: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer superhero adventure plays with fire

By Rachana Dubey Brahmastra Story: Shiva, a young DJ in Mumbai, discovers that he’s born with a special power that makes him immune and akin to fire. He gradually discovers the secrets behind his own existence that are also tied to a string of mythological incidents. How that changes the course of his life forms the […]

‘Liger’: Vijay Deverakonda Film is a Cringe-fest of Mammoth Proportions

‘Liger’: Vijay Deverakonda Film is a Cringe-fest of Mammoth Proportions

By Shubhra Gupta So, first off, in case you were wondering, ‘Liger’ is what you get when a lion and a tiger mate. Got it? Not really? Never mind, here’s a ready reckoner of what to expect from the new Vijay Deverakonda flick, directed by Puri Jagannadh, made in Hindi and Telugu. Ready? Here you go. A […]

‘Dobaaraa’: Comes Off Too Choppy, Too Muddled

‘Dobaaraa’: Comes Off Too Choppy, Too Muddled

‘Wedding Season’: Enjoyable Weekend Watch

‘Wedding Season’: Enjoyable Weekend Watch

By Alaka Sahani What’s a feel-good rom-com if not a large scoop of delish ice-cream? They restore our faith in romance and the goodness of the world, while making us chuckle. Wedding Season, the newest addition to Netflix’s long list of rom-coms, does all the above while making a strong case for following one’s heart […]

‘Beautiful Billo’ to Premiere on ZEE5 Global

‘Beautiful Billo’ to Premiere on ZEE5 Global

ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is all set to announce its next direct to digital Punjabi movie – Beautiful Billo. Produced by Neeru Bajwa Entertainment, Omjee Star Studios and Sarin Productions, the movie stars actress Neeru Bajwa, Rubina Bajwa, Roshan Prince and Raghveet Boli in lead roles. This comedy […]

ZEE5 Global Rolls Out ‘Southern Express’ with ‘Semma Swag’

ZEE5 Global Rolls Out ‘Southern Express’ with ‘Semma Swag’

As the geographic boundaries and language barriers blur in the age of digital entertainment, the watch preference of viewers is widening. ZEE5 Global’s rising popularity of regional titles across its international markets bears testimony to this emerging viewership trend. The platform in the past one year has notched up record-breaking viewership globally on many of […]

ZEE5 Global: Rangbaaz ‘Darr Ki Rajneeti’ Trailor Out

ZEE5 Global: Rangbaaz ‘Darr Ki Rajneeti’ Trailor Out

Global, 18th July 2022: ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is back with another season of its flagship franchise, Rangbaaz. This is the third instalment of ZEE5 Global’s marquee gangster drama that has two successful seasons till now following two different political leaders cum criminals. Directed by Sachin Pathak and […]

ZEE5 Global to Deliver Exciting Range of Shows and Movies in July

ZEE5 Global to Deliver Exciting Range of Shows and Movies in July

ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest platform for South Asian content, has geared up to deliver an exciting range of shows and movies across languages and genres this month. With Sona Mohapatra’s unapologetic documentary Shut up Sona already streaming on the platform to Kangana Ranaut starrer action-packed film Dhaakad and the original Series Saas Bahu Achaar […]

‘Rangbaaz’ Season 3 Premieres on ZEE5 Global

‘Rangbaaz’ Season 3 Premieres on ZEE5 Global

After the phenomenal success of the first two seasons of its marquee gangster drama ‘Rangbaaz’, ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South-Asian content, has announced another season of the hit show. Written by Siddharth Mishra, directed by Sachin Pathak and produced by JAR Pictures, ‘Rangbaaz – Darr Ki Rajneeti’ will star Vineet Kumar […]

Zee5 Global: Trailer Out for ‘Saas Bahu Achaar’

Zee5 Global: Trailer Out for ‘Saas Bahu Achaar’

After announcing its first original series together on Women’s Day, ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest platform for South Asian content and TVF have now released the trailer of the much awaited ‘Saas Bahu Aachar Pvt. Ltd’. Created by Arunabh Kumar and Apoorv Singh Karki, directed by Apoorv Singh Karki and written by Abhishek Srivastava and […]

Ranbir Kapoor’s fans get emotional, break-down in an endearing fan meet and greet for Shamshera!

Ranbir Kapoor’s fans get emotional, break-down in an endearing fan meet and greet for Shamshera!

Bollywood superstar Ranbir Kapoor, is playing a larger than life quintessential Hindi film hero with the action entertainer Shamshera. Ranbir, who is coming to the big screen four years after he delivered the blockbuster Sanju, did an exclusive fan meet and greet event with about 30 lucky fans and showed them the first poster of […]

Introducing Shamshera – The Fierce Warrior & The Saviour of his Tribe

Introducing Shamshera – The Fierce Warrior & The Saviour of his Tribe

Experience it in IMAX in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu Celebrate Shamshera with YRF 50 only at a theatre near you on 22nd July. Directed by Karan Malhotra, Shamshera stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor #Shamshera22ndJuly #Shamshera

‘The Broken News’ Exposes the Truth behind ‘Breaking News’

‘The Broken News’ Exposes the Truth behind ‘Breaking News’

Zee5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is set to launch yet another exciting original series, ‘The Broken News’. The show marks actor Sonali Bendre’s comeback to acting and her OTT debut and also stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Taaruk Raina, Indraneil Sengupta, Faisal Rashid, Kiran Kumar, Aakash Khurana and Sanjeeta […]

Thrilling Showfest Debut: Arijit Singh in Concert @ NRG Arena

Thrilling Showfest Debut: Arijit Singh in Concert @ NRG Arena

CONCERT REVIEW BY SUNIL THAKKAR HOUSTON: I KNEW THIS WAS A BOLD Concept on paper, but I had no idea how far the promoters would take this in reality. Coming out of COVID, most would have taken small steps.  But the creators of ShowFest – Kal Kalra, Anand Dawda and Harry Shah did just the […]

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