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November 5, 2016 06:55

In the popular Indian imagination, the name Sudraka does not strike a bell. Not surprisingly, though. Pretty little is known about .....

The Dawn in Delhi

October 5, 2016 06:11

I have always felt whenever theatre in Delhi is discussed, one hears views of people who either have no knowledge about Delhi ....

The Deshpande Household’s Tractor, A Symbol of Feudalism, Is an Important Character in the Play

July 5, 2016 20:34

The gradual destruction of feudalism and the disintegration of landed-gentry families is an ongoing process..........

Naru finds himself pulled towards the group formed by mill owners to create a schism in the movement

June 5, 2016 21:14

It said that there’s something in the air of Maharashtra that in spite of the onslaught of visual medium, theatre still manages .....

Muppets Most Wanted

April 2, 2014 16:26

When The Muppets returned to the big screen in 2011, thanks to fanboy Jason Segel who co-wrote the story and starred in the movie, everyone was refreshingly surprised by how endearing and enduring their brand of humor had remained. Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear


March 22, 2014 12:05

Romance in the time of recession? Pyaar in the time of the pink-slip? Habib Faisal’s script and Nupur Asthana’s rom-com showcases hearts & souls being challenged in the time of hedonistic consumerism and is a cool & fun premise which goes awry for several reasons.


March 15, 2014 15:37

When a film is essentially meant to be a fun ride, it is easy for the audience to lose sight of the serious intent at its core. However, Vikas Bahl’s Queen is crafted with such chutzpah that the viewer is able to savour both elements.

Gulaab Gang

March 15, 2014 15:25

The week’s second women-centric film, Gulaab Gang, isn’t quite as impressive as it should have been, given the fact that the cast is headed by Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Juhi Chawla.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

March 7, 2014 11:22

The two protagonists of Shaadi Ke Side Effects are likeable enough. The many vexations that they encounter in trying to keep their relationship on an even keel do yield a few genuinely funny moments


February 28, 2014 17:44

Writer-director Imtiaz Ali takes the audience on a voyage in a direction that is markedly unusual. The result is a fulfilling experience that stops just short of being exhilarating.


February 21, 2014 17:33

In a Hindi film, if it’s Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge, the Hooghly and Durga Puja have got to be de rigueur. And there are bound to be frequent allusions to fish, football and frenzied festivities.

Babloo Happy Hai

February 14, 2014 13:55

Director Nila Madhab Panda (I Am Kalam) and screenwriter Sanjay Chouhan (Paan Singh Tomar) opt to punch below their weight in Babloo Happy Hai and, for the most part, find themselves out of their depth.

City Adrift

February 7, 2014 13:19

For hundreds of years Bombay held India in thrall. A metropolis, ‘reclaimed from ocean and iniquity’, it effortlessly manufactured the dreams that captivated a nation and drew fortune-seekers to it by the million.

12 Years a Slave

February 7, 2014 13:09

12 Years a Slave delivers on every scene. It reminds us of America’s original scene and the penetrating truths behind it. You cannot just watch this movie. You bleed with it, you change with it.

One by Two

February 7, 2014 12:55

Both Devika Bhagat & Abhay Deol come with decent credentials. The screenplay [Manorama Six Feet Under, Aisha, Jab Tak Hai Jaan] and story writer debuts in this film wearing a Director’s hat.


Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017