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India is one of the most enthusiastic backers of Afghanistan's government, contributing more than $3 billion since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, who harbored virulently anti-Indian militants. "The United States welcomes India's substantial investment in and assistance to Afghanistan," said Nancy Izzo Jackson, a State Department official in charge of Afghanistan.

"India faces many regional and geopolitical threats. Islamic insurgents are a constant threat, spreading terror throughout Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in India. We should support the government in Delhi in the continued fight against terror," Congressman Francis Rooney said.

Ex-adviser Fiona Hill says he ignored advisers who said Russia had meddled in the 2016 election.

Pakistan's Arts Council backtracks after it's derided for inviting a men-only panel on feminism.

The group have defended their actions as "humanitarian" after the body was held over unpaid bills.

A criminal investigation is opened over a video where children ask a gay man about his life and sexuality.

Report shows 81% don't exercise enough with effects on health, brain development and social skills.

Jake Burton Carpenter became fascinated by surfing on snow and helped make snowboarding a global sport.

The prime minister has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

The human rights group says the security forces are using violence is to discourage further protests.

Scientists infected mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria to make it harder for them to spread disease.

Experts are worried about private companies using the technology in the absence of privacy laws.

Television audiences for the show have slumped and the brand said its marketing needs to "evolve".

Can the true crime trend bring an end to one of the Netherlands’ most mysterious murders?

Her fame came as Picasso's lover but an exhibition shows Dora Maar was talented in her own right.

Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.

Air quality has exceeded hazardous levels in Australia's largest city, and the fires are far from over.

Congress heard explosive testimonies in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry.

A man has been found guilty of strangling British backpacker Grace Millane.

'Village doctor' Beatrice Lokwawi explains how she uses beads to diagnose people with pneumonia.

Project Understood aims to improve voice recognition software for users with Down's syndrome.

Tenia Lestari leads a network of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the coral reefs and recycle what they find.

A Spanish judge says a passenger should not have been forced to pay a fine for extra luggage.

The band won't go on a world tour until they can make their concerts "environmentally beneficial".

Nearly all the people buried at the mid-20th Century paupers' cemetery were African Americans.

The US company's new rocket prototype experiences a major failure during pressurisation testing.

Several groups have placed last-minute ads on Twitter before the platform bans political promotions.

A US jury has found that Mark Scott illegally routed approximately $400m (£310m) out of the US.

A graphical map explores the social and environmental impact of voice-activated assistants.

Experts are worried about private companies using the technology in the absence of privacy laws.

Apple says it loses money when it repairs devices such as iPhones and Macbooks.

The University Hospital Centre in Rouen says it will not pay the ransom and has taken steps to contain the attack.

The airline is booking passengers into hotels after some were stuck for up to 10 hours.

Gareth Southgate says analysis of data has changed how his team trains - including for penalties.

Software designed to curtail excessive play has come to all gambling machines in betting shops.

BBC Click's Kitty Knowles looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Project Understood aims to improve voice recognition software for users with Down's syndrome.

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Medical tattoo artists takes on Facebook over nipple block and she is joined by cancer patients to protest

Richard Browning says he wants to show how the technology had improved since his previous record.

The UK's first full-size 'driverless' bus is tested in Glasgow.

Laser scanning technology, Lidar, is getting cheaper and could be how machines see in the future.

Alexa chief discusses plans to make the virtual assistant more useful when used outside the home.

Different groups on Facebook are spending money to encourage young people to register to vote.

A skin condition forced Liam McCarron to miss a school year, but now he's "on top of the world".

Labour promises to give every home in the UK full-fibre internet if it wins the general election.

China wants to end its dependence on imported computer chips, but experts says it will struggle.

Almost half of Britons would fake a sick day, but very often it is due to mental health issues.

The insurance market is running a campaign urging staff to report sexual harassment - but will it work?

Television audiences for the show have slumped and the brand said its marketing needs to "evolve".

Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

The move follows the dramatic collapse of the company's listing plans.

About half of the new roles will be for apprentices in each of Hays Travel's 737 shops.

Apple says it loses money when it repairs devices such as iPhones and Macbooks.

A BBC survey about morals in the UK finds 40% of adults would call in sick if they needed a day off.

Borrowing climbed to £11.2bn last month, some 25% more than the same time last year.

Political parties are promising to spend lots of money, but how will they fund their plans?

Is Labour's plan for 100,000 council houses and 50,000 housing association homes a year feasible?

The growing marketplace for buying fake followers on the social media site.

The authorities are battling to cap inflation as the Zimbabwean dollar is reintroduced.

It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s.

China wants to end its dependence on imported computer chips, but experts says it will struggle.

Economists seek to explain our world but they often get things wrong, argue two Nobel prize winners.

Federico González runs the Radisson Hotel Group, and refuses to name his favourite place to stay.

The booming tech industry has pushed San Francisco house prices out of the reach of ordinary workers.

An Airbus-backed competition to race electric aircraft hopes to revolutionise engine technology.

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the trampoline became a million dollar idea.

Mozilla boss Mitchell Baker says "don't hide things - even the scary, risky things" from your staff.

Steph McGovern explains how the government raises money from you to pay for the services you use.

John McDonnell said the party will bring free fibre broadband to every UK home by 2030 if it wins the election.

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how trainers became a million dollar idea.

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

The ongoing investigations into the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) match-fixing and spot-fixing racket have revealed that foreign players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) had honeytrapped KPL cricketers in Dubai and Mauritius.

(This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on November 21, 2019)

The state government on Wednesday issued a notification allowing female employees of factories to work in night shifts, 7pm to 6am, correcting a staffing policy which was tilted in favour of male workers. But the government clarified women cannot be forced to toil till late hours and night shift will be allowed only with their express written consent. There is another important rider: factories must ensure their safety during the extended period.

The state government, in a recent notification, has allowed all shops and commercial establishments with 10 or more employees registered under the Karnataka Shops and Establishments Act, 1962, to operate 24x7.

The Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached two immovable properties worth Rs 117.8 crore of horse trainer Michael Floyd Eshwer, who had come under the scanner for allegedly fabricating documents to take over properties owned by Mysuru-based taxidermist Edwin Joubert Van Ingen.

f all goes according to plan, Bengaluru will probably become the first city in the country to get a modern suburban rail system. The proposed suburban stations will have a different look and feel than traditional railway stations.

Home minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said, prima facie, the attack on Congress MLA Tanveer Sait was because of ideological differences and political rivalry.

Namma Metro employees cannot go on strike without prior notice. The government has declared it as a public utility service under the Industrial Disputes Act.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has undertaken 'Free The Tree' campaign to rid trees of metal guards.

Many citizens and NGOs are doing their bit to create awareness among motorists about bus priority lanes (BPL) and to follow lane discipline on Outer Ring Road (ORR).

Soon, people deployed by the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will be knocking on the doors of houses, apartments and commercial establishments which have installed raiwater harvesting equipment in the city. As per the water board’s records, about 1.2 lakh structures in the city have installed RWH systems.

The Karnataka government on Wednesday issued a notification allowing women to work in night shifts (7pm to 6am) in all factories registered under the factories act.

The new National Education Policy (NEP) is on the verge of being unveiled by the Centre, and Karnataka is planning to alter it to suit local requirements. Once ready, the Karnataka Education Policy will be tabled in the legislature.

A special court on Monday convicted a 70-year-old man of raping a seven-year-old girl in September 2017, sentenced him to three years' simple imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has quietly changed the colour of its upcoming Gottigere-Nagawara line from red to pink.

City Crime Branch sleuths have broadened the scope of their investigation in the Karnataka Premier League match-fixing and spot-fixing case, seeking details of IPL matches held in Bengaluru.

Bang next to the BMTC bus stand in Channammana Kere Achchkat of south Bengaluru stands a huge cluster fig tree, known as attimara in Kannada. Prop roots of a banyan tree are entangled with the crown of the fig tree and, curiously, the former’s trunk is nowhere to be seen.

A 35-year-old Australian tourist was thrashed by angry villagers for allegedly misbehaving with women in their village, a senior police officer said.

In a pre-dawn operation, regional transport office (RTO) personnel and police seized a Mercedes Benz with a fake registration number plate on Mysuru Road on Tuesday.

A broken needle was removed on Thursday from a woman’s uterus, left behind during episiotomy stitches post normal delivery. The woman’s kin alleged medical negligence by the medical staff in Uchipuli Primary Healthcare Centre where she was treated.

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday said he was surprised that DMK leader M K Stalin, who had introduced for indirect elections to the posts of mayors and chairpersons of municipalities and town panchayats, is now opposing the same now.

A 50-year-old man died and five others suffered injuries when a speeding car hit a group of people waiting at a bus stand outside Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple near Jayankondam in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

Actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, who are aspiring to make a mark in politics, cannot be compared to former chief ministers M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, who were also actors- turned-politicians, Tamil Nadu information and publicity minister Kadambur C Raju told reporters in Tuticorin district on Thursday.

policeman died here on Wednesday night after being run over by a garbage collection truck belonging to the Chennai Corporation. The accident happened at Pulianthope around 11.45pm.

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the Tamil Nadu government to give a compensation of Rs 25,000 to a woman for human rights violation by a sub-inspector of the Aravakurichi police station in Karur district in 2015.

The Tamil Nadu state highways department on Thursday launched civil work on laying a bituminous macadam layer on the link road connecting Trichy-Madurai NH and Trichy-Dindigul NH passing through the city.

The Madras high court on Thursday granted 30 days parole to Robert Payas, a life convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case.

R Rajagopal was sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief information commissioner by governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday.

A woman burned her 17-year-old daughter alive on Tuesday night to stop her from marrying her dalit boyfriend. Janani died at the government hospital in Nagappattinam while her mother, Uma Maheshwari, who also set herself afire, is undergoing treatment with 80% burns.

A stray dog, who was abandoned by her owners, at the Park Town station has become a mini-celebrity amongst daily commuters for barking at commuters who try to cross railway tracks directly.

The professors were summoned before a team led by additional commissioner of police C Eswaramurthy.The inquiry proceedings were videographed to ensure a fair probe.

The on-and-off spells of rain have brought some relief to city residents and the pattern is likely to continue for the next two days, say weathermen.

The Airports Authority of India has installed a digital kiosk for passengers to key in complaints about amenities at Chennai airport’s domestic terminal. It has been placed near the toilets as passengers complain the most about maintenance of restrooms.

Six masked men brandishing knives robbed passengers of gold and cash on a Jaipur-bound express train at Basin Bridge before boarding a suburban service coming to Moore Market Complex and snatching cash and a mobile phone from a senior citizen on Tuesday evening

A Coimbatore-Chennai IndiGo Airlines flight with around 160 people made an emergency landing on Wednesday morning after a smoke alarm went off in the cargo hold as it was nearing the city.

A week after The Times of India reported on the decision of Tamil Nadu government to axe 75 old trees on the government eye hospital campus in Egmore, an ex-service man has approached Madras high court to restrain the authorities from felling the trees

The Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday released the provisional selection list for recruitment of PG teachers.

Reviving a traditional method of restoring heritage structures, the public works department (PWD) has introduced a stone roller yard to grind limestone and sand that would be used for plastering.

A cook from Nepal gave sedative-laced food to his former employer, his family members, security guard and driver at Kilpauk here on Monday night and escaped with 15 sovereigns of gold jewellery and Rs 30,000 in cash.

Based on a complaint given by District Medical & Health Officer (DMHO), Chaitanyapuri police busted a sex determination racked and arrested three persons, which included two doctors of a private hospital in Attapur on Thursday.

A 20-year-old man who allegedly extorted Rs 2.8 lakh from a woman after posing as an orthopedic surgeon on a matrimonial site, was arrested here on Thursday, police said.

Four members of a family were killed when a taxi collided with the two-wheeler they were riding in at Warud Rajura Bazar in Maharashtra's Amravati district, police said on Thursday.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday launched YSR Matsyakara Bharosa, a welfare scheme for fishermen, on the occasion of World Fisheries Day. Under this, 1,32,332 fishermen in the 21-60 age group will get an enhanced monetary relief of Rs 10,000 each during the marine ban and lean period every year between April and June.

As part of Operation Muskan, the police rescued around 334 street children across Krishna district on Tuesday. According to district SP M Ravindranath Babu, the police rescued 334 children from the street from across various police station limits.

The central government has approved construction of houses for the economically weaker section under the beneficiary-led construction component of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for Andhra Pradesh.

The government has decided to set up nine control rooms to manage boat cruises in deep waters. The control rooms will be headed by a tehsildar-rank officer and will clear permissions after verification. Chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy will lay the foundation stone for the first control room at Mummadivaram during in his East Godavari district visit on Thursday.

IT giant Tata Consultancy Services on Wednesday announced that it has launched an innovation hub in Hyderabad with support from Qualcomm Technologies to build domain-specific solutions that leverage AI, IoT and 5G technologies.

Five persons, four of whom are from Jharkhand, were arrested by Cyber Crime officials of Cyberabad police for allegedly phishing the bank credentials of a doctor from Hyderabad.

In a move to ignite industrial development, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has proposed setting up of concept cities in Vishakapatnam, Tirupati and Anantapur region.

The high court on Wednesday refused to vacate the stay it imposed on steps pertaining to allowing private operators in 5,100 RTC routes all over the state.

With barely any police checks on vehicles in several villages across Krishna district, bike thieves have no problem selling their stolen goods to poor daily wagers, carpenters, auto drivers and farm labourers.

The most glamorous avenger, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, is getting a special effects makeover and it's happening right here in Hyderabad.

A city man whose marriage is to be solemnised on Friday is in the custody of Dubai police since November 14 and the family, which has no clue on the reasons behind Syed Irfan’s arrest, has urged the government to help him return.

A 25-year-old woman employee of a software firm committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her hostel in Gachibowli late on Tuesday evening.

In perhaps the first case of its kind in the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has revoked the Indian citizenship of TRS MLA from Vemulawada, Ramesh Chennamaneni. In its order on Wednesday, the ministry accused the MLA of fraud by concealing information about his trips to Germany before applying for Indian citizenship. The rules state that a person who applies for citizenship must reside in the country continuously for one year before making the application, which Chennamaneni is charged with flouting.

After striking work for 47 days, TSRTC employees’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Wednesday announced willingness to resume duty provided government allowed employees to join unconditionally and did not create any hurdles.

Income-tax officials on Wednesday conducted searches on Telugu film actors Venkatesh and Nani, producer Daggubati Suresh and three production houses and unearthed Rs 50 lakh from various locations.

Income-tax sleuths on Wednesday conducted searches on TRS MLA Madhavaram Krishna Rao’s son Madhavaram Sivaiahgari Sandeep Rao, who was appointed a director in Venkata Praneeth Developers Private Ltd recently.

Any time you get a call from an unknown number telling you that you have won a lucky draw in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), it would be wise to end the call immediately. There have been instances where fraudsters have made calls thorugh WhatsApp and made such claims. These calls mainly come from numbers with a ‘+92’ country code, that of Pakistan.

Enforcement Directorate sleuths on Thursday conducted search operations in the residential premises of a Rose Valley officer and in the apartment of the wife of its chairman Gautam Kundu, who is now in jail in connection with the ponzi scheme scam, sources in the investigating agency said.

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has procured a drone to search and kill mosquito larvae for preventing spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria, a top official said on Thursday.

After days of verbal duel with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said his party would contest in the 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal. “Our fight is for empowerment, equality, justice and fraternity. The baseless allegations will not stop me, I will definitely contest elections in West Bengal,” Owaisi said.

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday asked state ministers to concentrate on their departments instead of reacting to his statements.

A young gay couple has been forced to leave their home and seek refuge in a city hideout (they did not want to disclose the place) after allegedly being threatened of honour killing by one of their parents in Barasat.

In a first in Bengal, a Pocso (Protection of Children against Sexual Offence) court in Darjeeling awarded death sentence to a person accused of raping and murdering a minor girl. The incident took place in 2014.

A 12-year-old student, who sometimes played for the East Bengal sub-junior team, reportedly ended his life at their home at Vidyasagar Colony in Naktala on Tuesday night after being allegedly pulled up by his mother for not concentrating enough for his exams on Wednesday.

The Alipore Zooligical Gardens, along with other zoos in the state, are gearing up to battle dengue.

A 50-year-old man allegedly killed his wife between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, before taking his own life in Narendrapur.

The mercury dropped to 18.1°C on Wednesday — the lowest of the season so far in Kolkata. It could remain below 20°C till the end of the week, said the Met office. A northwesterly wind triggered by snowfall in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh was responsible for the chill, weathermen said.

In a freak accident in New Town, a two-and-a-half-year-old toddler died after he was hit by a Toto, with a 5-year-old girl on the driver’s seat. The child had switched it on accidentally. The driver of the Toto — the girl’s father — had left behind the vehicle key in the slot while going to buy some grocery items. With her father not around, the child sat on the driver’s seat and started fiddling with the vehicle.

Ten days after a 36-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped after she walked out of a shelter home at Panchasayar late at night, cops on Wednesday arrested a 17-year-old boy, a neighbour of the taxi driver, who was arrested on Saturday.

A 27-year-old private bank executive was arrested for allegedly posting obscene photographs of his former girlfriend on social media, after she allegedly wanted to move out of the relationship.

As if straight from the silver screen, currency notes rained from a high-rise and those standing below rushed to collect as many as they could on Wednesday evening. The only difference: the notes did not spill out of a suitcase; they were thrown off an office. It is presumed that a DRI raid was on in the building when wads of notes rained on to the ground.

Two notorious snatchers who were wanted in a number of recent instances of snatching and thefts in and around New Town were arrested by Bidhannagar cops on Tuesday night.

Several girl students of a private English-medium school in Bolpur were allegedly forced by their teachers to take off leggings that didn't match the school uniform.

A car carrying eight people, who were returning from their friend's wedding, hit a stationary truck on National Highway-15 in Assam's Udalgiri district on Wednesday, killing all of them on the spot, a police officer said.

The Kerala government on Thursday announced a judicial probe into the deaths of two Dalit sisters of Walayar after being sexually exploited.

Train services will be regulated in Irinjalakuda – Chalakudy section due to line block and power block for engineering works from Monday.

The proposal for pay revision of medical college doctors is under the consideration of the state government, said health minister K K Shailaja.

Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Thursday censured 4 opposition Congress MLAs for climbing on to his dais and raising slogans during a protest.

The assembly on Wednesday witnessed unprecedented scenes as UDF members disrupted the proceedings demanding suspension of police officers involved in the lathicharge against MLA Shafi Parambil and other KSU activists during an assembly march on Tuesday. The incidents followed the speaker's decision to deny permission to an adjournment motion moved by Congress member V T Balaram.

Crime detachment officers probing the case related to alleged manipulation of moderation marks under University of Kerala have collected backup data of the computer systems and software using which the mark lists of the students were uploaded to the university's website. The probe team has collected backup data related to exams conducted between June 2016 and January 2019, which is the period during when the alleged irregularity has taken place.

A total of 600 people are engaged as manual scavengers in the state as per the statement furnished in Lok Sabha by Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale. The minister said in the statement produced on Tuesday that manual scavenging is prohibited in all states and Union territories from 2013; however, the people who were engaged as manual scavengers have been identified as per the provisions of act and through national survey of manual scavengers undertaken during 2018-19.

Health-conscious persons are often let with no choice at a bakery. However, things are changing. After introducing a draft regulation which proposed to ban sale of junk food, containing high, salt, sugar and fat, within 50 metre radius of school campuses, the food safety department is bringing bakeries, which is a popular hangout of students, under its safe food initiative.

With the state finances touching rock bottom, no bills or payments are likely to be cleared till the end of the ongoing calendar year. According to top government sources, the only silver lining seen in the immediate future is the Rs 5,800 crore to be received by the state in January, which is the last instalment of receivables of the external borrowings of the state.

The Supreme Court directive to have an exclusive system for the administration of Sabarimala temple has come in a case which was filed by the Pandalam royal family years back seeking a role in the administration of the temple. The case was the culmination of a series of events triggered by the devaprasnam held in the temple 13 years ago. ​​

As many as 37 trained cadres of People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA), which is the militant wing of CPI (Maoist), are active in the forests of the state, as per a report of the police, that has been submitted to the state human rights commission.

From ‘Abhimaan’ to ‘Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh', we have enough Bollywood movies telling us about jealous husbands and how their insecurities can break a perfectly healthy marriage.

It is something that every person has experienced once in a while and can make life quite uncomfortable.

Jack Reacher has his most action packed adventure till date in 'New Moon'.

When it comes to wearing saris, choosing the right kind of hairstyle can make all the difference. If you're stuck in a style rut and want to choose the right hairdo, then we've got some #hairinspo for you. We looked at some of our fave Bollywood stars and checked out what hairstyle they sported with saris. Here's a look at 5 hairdos you can try with saris:

Till date, we heard about the rackets dealing in adulterated milk and oil. Recently, the Delhi police busted a group of men who were involved in manufacturing fake cumin seeds (jeera). Functional in Delhi’s Bawana area, men were arrested with 485 bags and each bag contained 20 kgs of adulterated cumin.

The best thing about sweaters is their versatility. They can be worn in different ways. From pairing it with a collared tee to styling it under a jacket, there are numerous ways to style this humble piece. Currently, we're taking winter style inspiration by Bollywood's most fashionable star Sonam Kapoor.

Vanity suitcase is more than just makeup, it is like that go-to bag which has all items to make the bride look beautiful, stay gorgeous, smell divine and has SOS items that she cannot leave stray anywhere else. Here is a checklist to keep you sorted girls!

He had touched a whopping 99 kilos and felt tired all the time. This is how he lost a whopping 25 kilos by working out at home with unwavering dedication.

Want expert advice for your relationship? Send us your query at expertadvice.toi@gmail.com

When it comes to choosing the bridal lehenga, the right colour can make all the difference. We recently came across a bride, who wore a stunning golden lehenga with a burst of floral colours.

Here are 22 life-changing books that stay with us much after we have read them.

We don’t know when mercury’s retrograde is finally going to bow out, but what we do know for certain is that consulting the Zodiac sure does reverse the effects of the retrograde significantly. Here is our very celestial guide of metal accents you can to add to your home decor, immediately, based on your sunsign!

Weddings are bigger than ever and brides are choosing eclectic colours for their wedding lehengas. From pinks to greens, brides love to not follow the trends. We came across one such bride, who wore a stunning wedding lehenga for her wedding in Canada.

What sets couples apart is how they do things differently, including their bedtime habits. Let's look at the habits of some successful couples.

When it comes to Priyanka Chopra's beauty looks, she loves to experiment with her make-up. Be it her hairstyles, eye make-up or choices of colours, she loves going bold and loud. And, the one thing she loves to sport is shimmery eyes.

What do you do if you want to watch your weight without missing the sinful indulgences?

Literature festivals are a beautiful celebration of an art form that touches everyone's life. So, here are some reasons you should attend a literature festival, some even apply to if you don't like reading.

It does not matter whether you are a stay-at-home parent or a working parent, the guilt of not being able to give undivided attention to your kids can be really taxing.

Try these easy-to-make desserts, today.

ASRB has postponed ICAR NET 2019 examination from December 2019 to January 2020 due to administrative reasons.

More than two lakh suggestions received on the proposed New Education Policy (NEP) are being extensively examined besides widespread consultations with states to come out with a holistic policy, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune will organise a colloquium on the topic 'Water So common, So Mysterious' on November 25. The lecture will be given by Richard N Zare, Professor at Stanford University, United States of America.

Competitive Examinations Centre at Savitribai Phule Pune University will celebrate 'The Constitution Day' on November 26 by conducting a Quiz Competition-2019 on 'The Constitution of India'.

Sadhu Vaswani Mission, in view of the ongoing 140th birthday celebrations of Gurudev Sadhu Vaswani, will hold the Annual Rath Yatra on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

'Coco Weekend' — a two day community driven celebration about organic and sustainable lifestyles.

The lecture series will be inaugurated on Sunday at 4.30 PM by Buddhacharan Das, spiritual guru & president, Bodhisatava Foundation, Thailand while the valedictory function will be on Saturday at 11.30 AM where Navalkishor Ram, District Collector, Pune will address the audience.

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducted on December between December 2 to 6, 2019, for 10,34,869 candidates, covering 81 subjects in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Three research scholars Preet Amol Singh, Neha Bajwa and Subh Naman of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology of Bathinda based Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) have won best research awards in scientific presentations at two different national conferences.

The Jalandhar based National Cadet Corps (NCC) Group organized an anti-drugs seminar at the campus of DAV University Jalandhar in which nine drug victims who have recently fought their way back into the mainstream, also gave a talk.

The AIIMS PG final results for all courses will only be available on AIIMS website at www.aiimsexams.org.

Candidates, who have appeared for the Teacher SEDT19 examination, can check their result through the official website - https://vyapam.cgstate.gov.in.

A two-day international dialogue on "Indian Viticulture: Way Forward" was organized by the Society for Advancement of Viticulture and Enology (SAVE), Pune with its knowledge partner ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes (NRCP) here recently.

Sikh bodies have raised objections against the Punjabi University authorities for inviting a controversial Sikh scholar at three-day international history conference commemorating 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

“The candidates have been informed about the publication of results through MS and emails and have been provided with the password to check results from the website,” said Ramashis Hazra, secretary of BSE.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to 20 IIMs and more than 100 B-schools across India.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has released the hall ticket for the Term End Examination (TEE) December 2019 on its official website today i.e. November 21, 2019.

Women Development & Child Welfare Dept (WCD), Chittoor has invited online applications for the recruitment to the Anganwadi Worker Anganwadi Helper posts on its official website on November 20, 2019.

The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) released on the BSE Odisha website - http://bseodisha.nic.in/.

During a meeting held by a committee under the ministry, constituted in pursuance to the directions of the National Green Tribunal, it was also decided to have time bound action plan for the implementation of mitigation measures such as installation of bird diverters and their regular maintenance and monitoring by power agencies.

"We found that noise affects many species of amphibians, arthropods, birds, fish, mammals, molluscs and reptilians," scientists at Queen's University Belfast said in the Royal Society's Biology Letters.

Bei Bei will travel on a specially equipped direct flight from Washington to Chengdu inside a steel and plexiglass crate, accompanied by his keeper and a veterinarian, zoo officials said. The 4-year-old cub, whose name means "precious, treasure" in Mandarin, was destined to head to China under Beijing's "panda diplomacy." FedEx is paying for the flight and the special outfitting of the Boeing 777.

The study, published in the journal Endangered Species Research, noted that eDNA -- which is DNA collected from environmental samples like soil, seawater, or even air rather than direct sampling from an individual organism -- can be used to detect the presence of threatened terrestrial species in an ecosystem.

A warming climate may cause emperor penguins to go extinct by the end of this century, according to a study which cautions that a 'business as usual' approach towards climate change could ensure the complete loss of the birds native to the Antarctic.

The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the point the country becomes mostly carbon neutral by 2050. It gives some leeway to farmers, who bring in much of the country's foreign income. The bill would require all greenhouse gases except methane from animals to be reduced to net zero by 2050.

Elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, buffaloes and many other wildlife are stressed by lack of food and water in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, whose very name comes from the four pools of water normally filled by the flooding Zambezi River each rainy season, and where wildlife traditionally drink. The word "mana'' means four in the Shona language.

The researchers, including those from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Germany, found the existence of a multilevel society in a small-brained bird called the vulturine guineafowl found in parts of Northeast Africa such as Ethiopia and Kenya.

"Glacial darkening" is where deep purple, bulbous algae sprout on a layer of naturally occurring dust mixed with soot from air pollution and forest fires. Their presence has been confirmed for decades but as temperatures rise, more algae are thriving on the ice surface, staining glaciers the world over.

A new international study re-uated the carbon impacts of forests that were destroyed or degraded between 2000 and 2013, adding up to 49 million hectares (121 million acres), roughly the size of Spain. The carbon released from losses to those "intact forests" will amount to more than six times previous estimates when additional emissions caused by changes to the forest up to 2050 are included, it found.

The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday in a forest in New South Wales state, 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of Sydney, and has since burnt 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres). Two-thirds of that area was koala habitat, Ashton said.

Biologist Jean Paul Hirwa notes her meal on his tablet computer as he peers out from behind a nearby stand of stinging nettles. The large adult male sitting next to her, known as a silverback, looks at him quizzically. Hirwa makes a low hum "ahh-mmm'' imitating the gorillas' usual sound of reassurance.

The study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, noted that the chicks of noise-exposed birds were smaller than the young ones from quiet nests. The researchers, including those from The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science in Germany (MPG), studied the effect of traffic noise on stress hormone levels, health, and reproductive success in breeding zebra finches -- birds native to the arid areas of Central Australia.

The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively

Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.

A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.

iOS 10 reached 14.45% of eligible devices in the first 24 hours of its release. In comparison, iOS 9 was on 12.60% of eligible device within 24 hours of it being released for all users.

Fitness tracking wearables maker Fitbit recently launched its Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers in India. While the Flex 2 is priced at Rs 9,499, the more expensive Charge 2 bears a price tag of Rs 14,999. The new Fitbit Charge 2 has a heart-rate monitor, a feature previously limited to the 'HR' edition of the Charge only. It comes with a touch-sensitive OLED display, as well as a 3-axis accelerometer, an altimeter and a vibration motor. Fitbit Charge 2 syncs with its companion smartphone app over Bluetooth.

All those Apple fans out there in India waiting desperately to lay there hands on the next iPhones -- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- can now pre-order the new smartphones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a man of few words. In an interview to Washington Post, the usually reticent CEO of one of the world's most valuable company talked about a number of things including the 'enormous India opportunity', Steve Jobs, mistakes made during his tenure so far and much more.

​Reliance Communications and Aircel will hold 50% stake each in the new combined entity, which will be listed later. Both companies will also transfer debt of Rs 14,000 crore each. As for the net worth of the new company, it’ll be around Rs 35,000 crore.​

Although a significant increase, Android Marshmallow still lies below Android Lollipop, and Kitkat on the list. As per the latest distribution numbers, Android Lollipop 5.0 and v5.1 together run on 35% Android devices, followed by Android Kitkat 4.4 with a 27.7% share.

To download watchOS 3, users are recommended to install the latest iOS version and keep the Apple Watch’s minimum charge of up to 50%.

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp today opposed in Delhi High Court a plea alleging that privacy of its users has been threatened by a new privacy policy announced by Facebook, saying regulations were in place and the latter does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption.

The feature lets users browse through groups divided into 25 categories such as parenting, sports, food, buy & sell and more. Each topic page highlights the top suggested groups, based on popularity and group members that users might already know.

Lenovo-owned Motorola is all set to launch its latest budget smartphone – Moto E3 Power, in India. The company has confirmed on its social channels that it will be launching the Moto E3 Power at an event scheduled for September 19. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipakrt.

Financial technology startup Finomena lets you buy high-end products and devices through EMIs without a credit score.

Apple's latest mobile operating system -- iOS 10 -- is rolling our to users globally starting today.

Telecom operator Reliance Communications today posted 5.8% rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 54 crore for the three-month period ended June 30.

Several user reports and news websites mentioned that after the installation process the handset showed an error prompting users to plug it to iTunes on a PC. On connecting, another error cropped up which read, “There is a problem with the iPhone 'iPhone' that requires it to be updated or restored.”

Apple has announced that it will be adding the ability to capture RAW images to iPhones, starting with iOS 10. While the stock iOS camera app doesn’t have the functionality to capture RAW images, iPhone users can use Adobe’s Lightroom app for the same.

Videocon Mobiles has launched its latest 4G smartphone, Cube 3 (V50JL) in India. Priced at Rs 8,490, the smartphone will available across all retail stores.

Sunny Leone pairs lime green top with cargo pants at airport. Mommy fashion goals, we say

Raveena Tandon is breathtaking in red top and pants on day out. See pics

Taapsee Pannu is casually glam in sequinned crop top and pants. See pics

Kareena Kapoor pairs pathani suit with leather jacket and sneakers. Proves she is the fashion queen

Madhubala actor Gunjan Utreja ties the knot with girlfriend Deepika. See pics

Ajay Devgn visits temple with daughter Nysa. See pics

Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar match quirky airport looks with same Rs 1 lakh bag

Pati Patni Aur Woh: Kartik Aaryan shakes a leg for fans at Akhiyon Se Goli Maare launch in Delhi

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visits NGO with Aaradhya and mom Brindya on dad's birth anniversary. See pics

Jacqueline Fernandez glams up in bralette and saree for Mumbai event. See pics

Bhumi Pednekar in spaghetti strap shimmery dress brings the party to Delhi. See pics

Nushrat Bharucha in sleeveless tee and pants glows after workout session at gym. See pics

Malaika Arora teams sexy co-ord bralette and powersuit with Rs 90k bag. We are speechless

Diana Penty is casual and chic in off-white shirt dress on day out. See pics

Ileana D’Cruz in blazer and sheer skirt will take your breath away. See pics

Disha Patani pairs sweatshirt with mini shorts on dinner date. We can relate

Inside Sonam Kapoor's LA vacation with husband Anand Ahuja and sister Rhea. See pics

Sonia Gandhi, other leaders pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary: Photos

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Tanhaji trailer launch in pics: Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan bring back Omkara memories

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A payload on board Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, circling the Moon’s orbit at 100km, has measured solar flares between September 30 and October 1, which will help scientists better understand various processes on the Sun. Currently, the solar cycle is heading towards minima and the Sun has been extremely quiet for the past few months. Therefore, XSM could observe a series of small flares.

Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect. The researchers at MIT and Novo Nordisk, have designed a new drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover has found the highest amounts of clay minerals ever found during its mission on the red planet, the US space agency said. It is likely that the rocks in the area formed as layers of mud in ancient lakes. Other than proof that there was a significant amount of water once in Gale Crater, what these findings mean is still up for debate.

Strength training over a short time period may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people, a study has found.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US found that depression scores were 26 per cent lower for walnut consumers and eight per cent lower for consumers of other nuts, compared to those who did not eat nuts at all. Walnut consumption was more closely associated with higher energy levels and better concentration, compared to other nuts, a study said.

The repeating FRB was one of a total of 13 bursts detected over a period of just three weeks during the summer of 2018. Additional bursts from the repeating FRB were detected in following weeks. Of more than 60 FRBs observed to date, repeating bursts from a single source had been found only once before. Scientists have now detected the second repeating FRB ever recorded.

Mars is a planet of two halves. In places, the northern hemisphere of the planet sits a full few kilometres lower than the southern; this clear topographic split is known as the martian dichotomy, and is an especially distinctive feature on the Red Planet's surface.

According to researchers from University at Buffalo in the US, 3D-printers leave unique 'fingerprints' on its products, which can be identified by their "PrinTracker". Like a common inkjet printer, 3D printers move back-and-forth while "printing" an object.

Xin Haibo, senior engineer with the Beijing Institute of Gardening Science and a member of the research team, said establishing the plant's genetic mechanism is valuable for breeding and editing the genomes of other co-ordinal plants.

The causative agent of tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a highly successful pathogen which can survive and grow in humans for decades. Researchers have identified a novel regulatory mechanism, which when deactivated, results in the death of tuberculosis pathogen, an advance that could pave the way for new drugs to prevent the disease.

Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables our teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime despite biting forces, exposure to acidic foods and drinks and extreme temperatures.

Over the years, several theories have been proposed to explain the reduction in the amount of blood the heart can pump; this was even of interest to the scientists involved in the first summit of Mount Everest in the 1950's.

The discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US, could be used to improve sensors, devices in the computer memory and logic industry, or other devices using magnetic materials.

Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US found that the compound could slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's.

Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.

The water appears to be present day and night, though it's not necessarily easily accessible, said Nasa in a statement.

A massive chunk of a martian meteorite will be carried onboard NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, to serve as target practice for a high-precision laser on the rover's arm.

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(TrendHunter.com) Tommy John knows that bra shopping can be a hassle, which is why the company has just debuted its Flexible Fit Bra. Instead of guessing your size and hoping for the best, the bra magically adjusts...

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(TrendHunter.com) Inspired by the hand that life dealt her, Kena Paranjape created the ultimate comfy robe that is empowering, made from high-quality materials and extremely versatile. Dubbed the ‘All You Are...

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(TrendHunter.com) ThirdLove is already known for its well-fitting, everyday bras, and now the company is expanding its range to also include the 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra. This postpartum bra is designed to be as...

(TrendHunter.com) Jockey is now introducing Jockey Generation exclusively at Target as a line of underwear and loungewear with styles for the whole family. The collection introduces more than 50 styles, including t-...

(TrendHunter.com) The June 2019 fashion trends explore a variety of different inspirations as the Spring season takes over and the transition into Summer begins to unfold. There are designs that stem from...

(TrendHunter.com) Personalization has a massive impact on consumers who like to showcase their individuality, and Calvin Klein's #MY CALVIN'S CUSTOM responds to this need with an innovative underwear...

(TrendHunter.com) 2(X)IST’s Pride collection for 2019 is perfect for anyone wanting to celebrate pride while giving back to the LGBTQ+ community. The company, founded in 1991 by Gregory Sovell,  is based in...

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(TrendHunter.com) Organic Basics is a line of travel underwear that answers to the principles of sustainability, comfort, and practicality. The eco-friendly brand makes ranges of high-performance undies available to...

(TrendHunter.com) For years, Evelyn & Bobbie has been sharing a variety of comfortable, underwire-free bra styles for women of all sizes and its newest innovation is now on Kickstarter in the form of a lifting bra....

(TrendHunter.com) aPure is a new brand that creates Pure5.5 pH Balancing Underwear to promote comfort, prevent infections and do away with odors, wetness and irritation. The underwear is mostly made up of eco-...

(TrendHunter.com) The new collection of Thinx' period panties boasts a striking blue colorway that is meant to call attention to ecological consciousness and ocean pollution. The special edition is launched for...

(TrendHunter.com) The expansive list of April 2019 fashion trends embodies progressive design elements that are translated through the construction and delivery of the pieces. The Spring season arrives and along with...

(TrendHunter.com) In addition to launching a new collection of bridal dresses and occasion wear for the spring season, H&M is introducing a range of bridal lingerie that can be worn on one's special day....

(TrendHunter.com) Feather Bra is an incredibly comfortable bra that allows women to feel confident and comfortable. The result of this endeavor is the bra of the future. All bras in this collection are free of...

(TrendHunter.com) Uniwlo works in collaboration with designer Alexander Wang once again on the impressive AIRism collection full of summer-ready goods. The duo's previous work prepared for the colder seasons...

(TrendHunter.com) Most adjustable sports bras only offer straps that can be modified to create a better fit but Molly T's innovative and patented sports bra design is capable of being worn in a number of...

(TrendHunter.com) Finding vegan shoes that are made with high-quality materials can sometimes be a challenge when searching for a particular style but Von D Shoes introduced an intriguing collection of footwear with...

(TrendHunter.com) The Nike React-Type GTX sneaker is an outdoor-ready footwear style that combines advanced components to create a shoe that's well-suited for wear in inclement weather. The sneaker features a...

(TrendHunter.com) Basketball star Steph Curry is publicizing his love of candy with his new Curry 7 Sour Patch Collection sneakers. Curry recently teamed up with Under Armor to create two pairs of the limited-...

(TrendHunter.com) Frustrated with the way luxury footwear has been progressing, Paule Tenaillon and Marine Braquet decided to strike out on their own and found a new brand called Nomasei. Tenaillon and Braquet are...

(TrendHunter.com) Luxury fashion house Gucci introduces its latest ‘Worldwide Sneaker' model, which takes the brand's signature Rhyton footwear model as the base foundation. The uppers are complete...

(TrendHunter.com) Streetwear designer jeffstaple works in collaboration with artist SBTG on a special iteration of the iconic Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. The design is limited to 30 pairs—all of which are...

(TrendHunter.com) Those looking to stay warm and cozy this winter may be drawn to Urban Outfitters' newest footwear option—the Smiley Slippers. As the name suggests, these vibrant slippers boast the...

(TrendHunter.com) Coutié joins Vans in co-designing the ‘Nightmare Society' pack os sneakers, reworking Vans' iconic Old Skool footwear model once again. The duo highlights the dual perspectives of...

(TrendHunter.com) ‘The Art of Sneakers: Volume One' by Ivan Dudynsky is now available for pre-order, as each page is packed with works by creative minds. The special collection highlights the vast...

(TrendHunter.com) Just 300 pairs of Golden Goose's Yeah sneakers are available online and to help consumers feel confident about making a limited-edition purchase, the Italian brand included NFC tags that can...

(TrendHunter.com) Athletic sneakers are typically first and foremost designed for those in sports but the Nike Air Zoom Pulse sets itself apart with a design that instead caters to “everyday heroes”—...

(TrendHunter.com) The long list of November 2019 shoe trends is full of many footwear silhouettes that are prepared for any purpose. Some of the designs are ready for casual wearing, slippers for domestic spaces,...

(TrendHunter.com) The wide range of November 2019 fashion trends is full of progressive concepts that are being taken into action. Some of the trends highlight sustainability and others introduces completely new ideas....

(TrendHunter.com) Casca Designs Inc is a Vancouver-based footwear startup that uses a unique 3D printing technology to create all-purpose shoes. The company positions its shoe, the Avro, as one that can span across...

(TrendHunter.com) adidas cast a vision for a circular economy with the design of its sustainable Futurecraft Loop sneaker and now it is introducing the next generation of this concept with the Futurecraft Loop Phase 2....

(TrendHunter.com) In August 2019, sportswear giant Nike released stylish back-to-school footwear that was inspired by a popular stationery item. The silhouette is the women's Air Max Tailwind IV and the upper...

(TrendHunter.com) Ep 01 by Droplabs introduces a new kind of sensory experience with vibrating sneakers that let people feel everything from music and movies to games and much more. The sneakers were created by Brock...

(TrendHunter.com) In preparation for the Spring/Summer 2020 season, Bearpaw expanded its range of vegan sandals to include three fresh styles: the Piña, Lilo and Kala. All of the models are made from a unique...

(TrendHunter.com) The Evolux ‘E-Sneaker' shoes are a customizable footwear option that will enable consumers with a way to customize their style using advanced technology. The sneakers each feature an...

(TrendHunter.com) The ASICS ‘METARIDE AMU' sneaker has been created in collaboration with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma as a shoe design that takes an artistic approach to sports footwear. The sneaker...

(TrendHunter.com) PRINCIPE PRIVÉ—a luxury retailer based in Japan, enters the bespoke footwear market with a collection of aged sneakers that retail for over $500 USD. The venture reimagines two iconic...

(TrendHunter.com) adidas works in collaboration with the Toronto Raptors to celebrate the memorable 2019 NBA Championship with a pair of ‘World Champs' AM4 sneakers. The running footwear model is limited...

(TrendHunter.com) A new running collection is on the horizon for the Fall/Winter 2019 season and it comes through from a collaboration between beloved sportswear brand adidas Originals and Wood Wood—a Danish...

(TrendHunter.com) The tonal sneaker aesthetic allows for wearers to be subtly chic and coordinate their outfit with ease. To bring together style and comfort, adidas Originals boasts a four-shoe drop that reimagines...

(TrendHunter.com) adidas Originals works in collaboration with OAMC on a new footwear design, highlighting the structures of both a sneaker and a boot with the ‘Type 0-3.' This follows the two forces'...

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Menopause is a reality check about changes in the body. This is a time to take care of yourself by making healthy lifestyle choices. Eating well will make this transition easier. Here are important tips for eating healthy during menopause.

While for most women a delayed menopause will have its , advantages, for some women, it can mean a lot of trouble. Know more here.

Sure it is your “magic pill” but oral contraceptives have more benefits than just providing safety against unwanted pregnancy and STDs. Here are six other reasons why you should take take the pill.

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- Carlos Aguilar

White heroes who have achieved accolades for doing what they were supposed to in accordance with an agenda that skews heavily conservative, preoccupy veteran director Clint Eastwood like no other subjects—even more so than those characters he picks to play himself as an actor. In “Richard Jewell,” his latest based-on-true-events outing, the object of his interest is a security guard whose obsessive attention to protocol prevented the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics from being deadlier than it was. Yet, Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) didn’t become compelling enough to be the muse of a famed Vanity Fair article, a screenplay by Billy Ray, and an Eastwood picture solely for his life-saving actions, but rather for the campaign mounted by the FBI and the media to deem him the principal suspect behind the very ploy he helped thwart.

Standard in all craft respects with an absolute lack of stylistic flair, the film still thrives, propelled by some of the finest on-screen performances of the year, which manifest with intriguing complexity. If time grants “Richard Jewell” any sort of legacy, it’ll be for housing a career-defining performance by Hauser, who finally transcends the henchmen ridiculed because of their weight he’d been cast as in “BlacKkKlansman” or “I, Tonya.” But Ray’s screenplay (his third to make it to the screen this year after “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Gemini Man”) doesn’t put Jewell on a pedestal of virtue either, which allows for Hauser to thread his way through the layers of Jewell’s psyche. As a man whose appearance and socioeconomic background position him as disposable in the eyes of the powerful, Jewell covets respect and validation from authority, a surrogate father of sorts.

“I’m law enforcement too,” he tells Jon Hamm’s Tom Shaw, the federal agent leading the investigation, repeatedly seeking to be seen as an equal and not the butt of their humiliating joke. In magisterial form, Hauser breathes heartbreaking gentleness into a role that could have mined the same stereotypes used to build Jewell’s profile as a “lone bomber.” Rosy-cheeked and with a lump in his throat holding back tears, Hauser culminating speech, coated in pain and disillusionment, hits an affecting high note. 

Hauser’s banter with Sam Rockwell’s Watson Bryant, a hard-ass attorney that takes on the case on the belief that Jewell would never deliberately injure others, works as an anchor for Jewell through the ordeal. Rockwell, an actor on his way to become the official redeemer of bigots, brings a crass and nonchalant attitude that eventually yields fraternal gems between the two actors.

Emotionally jammed for the entirety of its first half, aligning with the protagonist’s desire to believe in the system while withholding his anger, the movie is unclogged when both Richard and his mother Bobi Jewell (Kathy Bates) reach their ultimate breaking point following intense surveillance and public scrutiny. Bates stuns in an incremental turn that goes from playing an unassuming encourager of a kindhearted son who has not always taken the best routes to a desperate and broken defender of his very humanity.  

Olivia Wilde, however, doesn’t enjoy the same treatment from Ray’s text. She ends the year that started with women-driven comedy “Booksmart” as her directorial debut on a sour note with a one-dimensional portrayal of Kathy Scruggs, who’s shown as an unscrupulous journalist bargaining sex with sources for information. Taking on such a disparaging part for the sake of working with Eastwood has backfired. On a similar note, the legendary filmmaker’s engagement with people who are not strapping pale dudes comes in the form of an unfortunate homophobic gag in which Jewell expresses he’d rather be seen as a murdered than a gay man.

For the first time in recent memory, the salt of the earth individuals that Eastwood adores having at his narrative epicenter are not alpha men (“American Sniper,” “The 15:17 to Paris”) fighting bad guys with fists and guns. It’s slightly refreshing to see the director look for courage elsewhere, even if it’s still within his wheelhouse as paladin for untold white male stories.

Notable amongst a crowd of dull choices that fail to exploit the medium is the presence of the “Macarena” craze as a symbol of global unity over something frivolous prior to the digital age. Still, the oppressively gray palette, conventional coverage, and erratic use of score due the piece on an artistic level. One, however, could definitely say that’s Eastwood’s new normal.

At 89, Eastwood treats filmmaking nearly as a manual trade, an unfussy profession with a clear purpose for which flamboyance would represent a burden. In that sense, his recent efforts aesthetically reflect the white men he depicts with aggrandizing righteousness but little concern for cinematic vanity. Their greatness, he seems to believe, comes from their humble simplicity. In turn, he sees the act of telling their stories as his duty, done not as the work of an artist conjuring up evocative imagery, but simply because they are right thing to do for these men. 

Unlike Scorsese, whose brand is to push for innovation even today, Eastwood appears perfectly comfortable with average projects that occasionally feature standout turns from his talented casts. He cranks them out and moves on to find another working-class warrior with big enough balls—Eastwood being the judge of that, of course—to not let himself be bullied by the man. With “Richard Jewell,” nonetheless, he follows that well-traveled path and turns a once thought false hero into a real one whose heart beats for something more than just a flag.

- Nell Minow

"Frozen II" has an autumnal palette, with russet and gold setting the stage for an unexpectedly elegiac tone in the follow-up to one of Disney's most beloved animated features. Even the irrepressibly cheerful snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), now permafrosted so even the warmest hugs don't melt him, is worried about change as the leaves turn orange and float down from tree branches. He is confident, though, that as soon as he gets older he will understand everything. After all, that's what he expects from Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). Anna reassures him (in song, of course) that yes, some things change, but some things are forever. She tells him that even when you don't know the answers you can always just do the next right thing, and that will help. 

"Frozen II" is funny, exciting, sad, romantic, and silly. It has great songs and a hilarious recap of the first movie, and then it is all of that all over again. Plus an extra scene ALL the way at the end of the credits. This sequel can seem overstuffed at times, and tries a bit too hard to replicate the magic of the first film, but it is impressively willing to engage with some complicated issues in a frank manner that is accessible to children and insightful even for adults. 

It throws a lot at us, like rock monsters, a cute fire lizard, and a magnificent water horse (the latter two likely to appear on holiday gift wish lists). The settings are gorgeously imagined and wonderfully inviting. Anna has a sensational new wardrobe. We learn family secrets, some comforting, some painful. Characters confront some of the most daunting human questions about loss, change, trust and how we can best heal the wounds of the past.

In a charming flashback, we see the princesses as little girls, playing together happily and being put to bed by loving parents. The king tells them a bedtime story from his own childhood about visiting an enchanted forest with his father to celebrate the completion of a dam the Arendellians built to help the indigenous people. But the gathering turned into an attack. The king was killed, and only the young prince survived, rescued by a mysterious character. Ever since, the enchanted forest has been barricaded by a powerful mist. The girls learn from their mother's lullaby that the river may hold some answers about what happened. "Dive down deep into her sound, but not too deep or you'll be drowned," the Queen sings. "When all is lost, then all is found." It's surprising how dark lullabies can get, a character points out.

In the present day, the sisters live happily in the castle, enjoying family time (Olaf is the Charades MVP) and caring for their community. But Elsa hears voices calling to her from the enchanted forest. She is afraid, but also thrilled. It is an invitation she struggles to admit that she wants to accept, leading to this film's belter ballad, "Into the Unknown." "I've had my adventure/I don't need something new ... don't you know there's part of me that loves to go into the unkn-ow-ow-own."  

And so, after a warning from Kristoff's "love expert" friend Pabbie (Ciarán Hinds) and Olaf's not-always-helpful fun facts commentary along the way, they reach the enchanted forest. There, they meet new characters, sing some more songs, sort out some misunderstandings and try to protect each other. They confront the consequences of bad, even tragic choices made by their family. 

Parents often ask me why children, especially preschoolers and middle-schoolers, like to watch the same movies over and over. I tell them that when everything around you seems to be drastically changing on a daily basis and you barely know yourself anymore, it can be a great comfort to have a movie friend that's the same every time. "Frozen II" is destined to be one of those movies children will want to see dozens of times. It will reward repeat viewings with both its reassuring messages about responding to change with courage and curiosity, and its challenge to understand the mistakes of the past so we can begin to work on "the next right thing" together.

- Brian Tallerico

We’ve reached a point, with shows like "Watchmen" and "Stranger Things," in which it feels like even the most successful television needs a high-concept hook. But take the four-part mini-series “The Accident,” the latest production from Jack Thorne (“National Treasure,” “Kiri”) premiering on Hulu this week after a successful Channel 4 run last month. It’s a nuanced look at the human need for blame and how people and systems collapse when there are no easy answers. It doesn’t quite come together like its first half promises—some of the courtroom material in the final episode doesn’t ring true to me at all—but it has solid performances throughout, and contains the kind of adult, philosophical questions that we will lose if we lose this kind of dramatic storytelling on television.   

“The Accident” takes place in a relatively small Welsh town that is in the middle of a festive walk on an average day. As all of the parents are chatting and fast-walking, a group of teens climb a fence at a major construction site on the edge of town and do what kids do—they run through the nearly-constructed building, spray paint the walls, and then one asks for a cigarette. The adults on the other side of town are stopped in their tracks by a huge explosion. It turns out there were gas canisters stored improperly. And then, as the parents watch the rescue effort, the building collapses, killing all but one of the teens.

How does a group of people survive the unimaginable? Thorne was clearly inspired by major incidents like the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 that killed 72 people. As in that case, human beings have a need to blame someone. The main instigator and only survivor Leona (Jade Croot) happens to be the daughter of Iwan (Mark Lewis Jones), a major proponent of the construction project and the abusive, alcoholic husband of Polly (Sarah Lancashire). Was Leona committing vandalism to get back at her father? Is she to blame for the deaths of her friends?

There are other places to point fingers. We meet Debbie Kethin (Genevieve Barr), whose husband becomes the fall guy for the placement of the gas canisters. And the second lead, after Lancashire’s Polly, is the conflicted Harriet Paulsen (Sidse Babett Knudsen), who works for the company behind the construction. Harriet is constantly torn between wanting to do what’s right and save her job. Attorneys, media leaks, in-fighting among the relatives of the survivors—it’s a lot of action for four 45-minute episodes.

Maybe too much. There are only so many heated, emotional exchanges one can take in a three-hour window, and I think there may be a stronger version of “The Accident” that doesn’t feel as rushed as this one. For example, it’s not like I needed a deep courtroom drama, but handling that material in a quick fashion inherently ups the melodrama because we only get the highlights. “The Accident” works best in its minor beats—an acting decision by the great Lancashire or Knudsen—but I was less interested in the revelations and twists of the climax. I wished it could have breathed more overall, allowing these great actors and a truly excellent writer to deepen the characters in a way that made the melodrama of the final episode a bit more refined.

Still, “The Accident” is worth a look, especially for those who have appreciated Thorne’s other work, also on Hulu. It’s been nice to watch the service enrich this section of its catalog, importing some of the better British dramas of the last few years. With so much TV out there, including new streaming players like Apple and Disney, I worry that this is the first kind of programming that gets lost in the clutter. That would be a tragic accident.

- Nick Allen

“Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator” is the harrowing, uneven mix of two popular types of documentary—true-crime docs about salacious abuses of power, and testimony docs, which exist largely to give people a chance to speak out against their abusers. Director Eva Orner makes her story both about the predator and the victims, and delivers an appropriately cut-and-dry case that Bikram more than deserves that third title. But she connects these sensibilities with an approach that too often feels like an info dump, instead of a gripping mediation on the larger themes and harrowing stories that inspired it.  

Los Angeles, 1998. Bikram Choudhury has helped start a health craze selling something that’s infinitely more real than him: the healing power of hot yoga, which he brought to the states after earning (or claiming) international acclaim. His yoga can help people heal their injuries, and with an approach that's like "Howard Stern meets Mother Teresa," he pushes them to a new physical potential. 

The first act of "Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator" largely consists of different people professing about the healing effects of Bikram’s hot yoga classes, and the way their lives were changed. It becomes obvious that the miracles at work had them believe deeply in their teacher, as well. Meanwhile, Bikram is off-screen, only represented in photos, footage, and audio recordings from his class. And some of the students who talk about him are credited as “Former Yoga Teacher”—another reoccurring signpost for where the film is headed. 

In a short time, Bikram amassed a massive following, gained celebrity clout, and even started some schools. He drove around in fancy cars, and constantly touted his greatness in TV interviews. His following was not a cult by definition, but it had strong whiffs of one, especially when learning about those who submit to eight grueling weeks of training, while following his lifestyle of barely eating and sleeping. He earned power, and then abused it: before sexual assault allegations came out about Bikram in 2005, he was already creating an environment where his way of yelling at his students, or touching them while in class, started to become a form of grooming. And when the allegations were out, there were plenty of members in the community who were ready to victim-blame or deny those who came forward, all for means of protecting their teacher. 

In a way, Bikram symbolizes our constant, complicated need to find something that is bigger and us, and to belong to it. But the documentary falls short after that significance, as there's not really much to Bikram as a conversation topic beyond his genuine yoga skills and insidious application of them. A prosecuting attorney calls him “dumb as a post” as if it were scientific fact, and you can't argue with that especially when you hear about how Bikram acted while on trial. But once Orner reveals the many lies that Bikram has told about himself (as she does too late into the movie, the third act), he’s just another predatory con man who took advantage of Americans.

Orner's nonetheless tight editing presents "Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator" to have the emotional arc of one his students, in that you initially see the wonder of it—maybe you’ll get caught up in how they describe him as having an “amazing gift,” or the examples of people’s lives being enriched by Bikram yoga. And then, the heartbreaking, horrifying truth behind Bikram comes to the surface, like when one of the talking heads mentions his “flashes of megalomania,” and or the footage of him berating his mass of students, while an air conditioner pipes cold air over his pseudo throne. The big problem with this narrative approach is that we already know something is up—starting with that title—and the story can’t for a second posit that this speedo-wearing self-professed clown would ever be up to something good. Instead, the narrative's pay-off is more about the confirmation that, yes, Bikram is as narcissistic, misogynistic, cowardly, and anti-brilliant as you suspected. 

This story is more effective when looking at it from the collective perspective of his followers. This narrative illuminates the often hard-to-express logic of putting oneself in close proximity with such a powerful predator, or even continuing to be in their world after such a traumatic event. Like the Michael Jackson victim documentary “Leaving Neverland,” or the Harvey Weinstein victim documentary “Untouchable,” Orner gives these women a place to speak about the horrible things Bikram did to them. The proof is in watching these people recount these horrific events in detail, and knowing in your gut that all of it is true; empathy is the evidence.  

There's a side to "Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator" that wants to be a bit like other salacious Netflix documentaries, to entice viewers with a scandalous story of a larger-than-life grifter and how they amassed so much power. But that intent makes this doc even trickier—it doesn’t say much about abusive charlatans, their enablers, and their victims, that we don’t already know. 

- The Editors

A documentary depicting the achievements of visionary Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall, "Benjamin Marshall Architect," will premiere at noon today, November 19th, at the Gene Siskel Theater, 164 N. State Street, Chicago. The event is hosted by the Benjamin Marshall Society which raised the funds to produce the film.

Following the noon showing of the 30-minute documentary will be an hour-long panel discussion entitled "Tear that Wall Down: Raze the Old, Make Room for the New." Panelists will include Chaz Ebert, CEO of Ebert Companies; Carroll William Westfall, former chair of the School of Notre Dame Architecture; John W. Rutledge, CEO and Founder of Oxford Capital, LLC; Mary Brush of Brush Architects, LLC. The moderator is Cynthia Vranas-Olson, Director of the Mies van der Rohe Society. A second showing at 2pm will be followed by a reception in the theater’s café.

Benjamin Marshall was a flamboyant, early 20th century figure whose works shaped much of Chicago’s architectural heritage. His designs included the apartment buildings lining East Lake Shore Drive, the Drake Hotel, the Edgewater Beach Hotel, the Blackstone Hotel and the Shubert Theater, as well as the iconic 1550 N. State Parkway apartments,and many others. 

Tickets for the premiere are free but guests must be registered here.

- The Editors

We are pleased to offer an excerpt from the November issue of the online magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room. The theme for their November issue is Neo-Noir and, in addition to Kellie Herson's piece below, the issue also includes new pieces on "Fargo," "Veronica Mars," "Brick," "Gone Girl," "Hustlers," "Affliction," "In the Cut," "Fallen Angels," "The Spanish Prisoner," "Cutter's Way," "Black Widow," "Chan is Missing," "Ghost in the Shell 2," Mickey Rourke and more. The above artwork is by Brianna Ashby. 

You can read our previous excerpts from the magazine by clicking here. To subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room, or look at their most recent essays, click here.

During the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood press tour, Margot Robbie revealed her grand plan to frustrate the world at large by refusing to ever watch any of the Star Wars films. Important representation for me, a contrarian nightmare who physically cannot do something someone has told her she has to do, including but not limited to watching a beloved movie. But where most of my defiance is just that, when I ignore a movie recommendation, the impulse is a little more complicated. I fear I’ll have to tell someone I love that I hate something they love, or that their thoughtful perceptions of what I might love are, in fact, wildly off-base. (Could I prevent this situation by keeping my dislike to myself? Don’t be ridiculous.) 

I know that this is irrational, self-sabotaging behavior. I’ve never seen The Wizard of Oz or The Sound of Music simply because my godmother keeps telling me I must; once a critical mass of my peers became obsessed with the Lord of the Rings series, I had to make peace with the fact that I would never watch it. And because I am a Film Bro™ who is friends with many other Film Bros™, I avoided both Heat and Jackie Brown until 2019. Again: I recognize that this is irrational self-sabotage. It is, in this case, especially irrational behavior given that my number-one all-time celebrity crush is mid-‘90s Robert De Niro

Even if your lizard brain doesn’t run along the same bizarre tracks as mine (and for your sake, I hope it doesn’t), it’s hard to deny the appeal of this particular actor in these particular roles at this particular time. While this is not a hard-and-fast temporal taxonomy, his performances in films like Jackie Brown and Heat feel like a bridge between his previous slate of terrifying sociopaths and the intimidating-but-secretly-warm patriarchs to come. Though they approach the quandary with fundamentally different energy, both Heat’s Neil McCauley and Jackie Brown’s Louis Gara both navigate a context that’s evolving in a way that might not leave room for someone like them. They’re working to figure out how long they can keep going in the way they’ve been going all this time, and testing the possibilities of what might happen if they can’t figure out a different way to be. And it feels, often, like De Niro is working through them to figure that out for himself. Which makes for a compelling viewing experience—not least of all because self awareness, like any other scarce resource, is insanely desirable. 

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Heat is basically Killing Eve for dads. But where Killing Eve is a test of how far two easily bored people will go to satisfy their desire for chaos, Heat is a study in what happens when the airtight routines of two creatures of habit brush up against each other, forcing them to decide whether they’d rather change their ways or simply die instead. It’s a testament to its craft that the film makes heists, investigations, and chases thrilling for the viewer while also conveying how rote they are to the people working them, that it manages to draw so much tension out of the shared fastidiousness and workaholism that make Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) a perfect foil for Neil. 

Many cat-and-mouse narratives drive tension by signposting how wildly different the two characters are. But Heat leans into the reality that coming into contact with a person who’s too much like you is far more disorienting and infuriating than squaring off against someone with whom you have nothing in common. Part of the struggle of too much similarity is the horror of seeing your own flaws mirrored in someone else’s behavior, but most of it is the horror of being understood by your mirror in return. The similarities between Neil and Vincent inspire a fear of being defeated—but that fear of defeat can’t possibly be separated out from the horror of being known for the first time. The central question of the movie is “what’s scarier: genuine human intimacy or the law?” The twist is that they prove to be one and the same. 

No other relationship in the film comes close to the level of understanding these two share. They know each other far better than their closest colleagues or the women in their lives ever could. That is the full list of people who could possibly know them well; neither appears to have parents or siblings or friends outside of work. They are both solitary creatures—by design, of course, but I think loneliness influences their reluctant bond with one another as much as their begrudging respect for a person with an identical orientation to the world. 

Although those two factors are hard to distinguish from one another. The core of Vince and Neil’s commonalities is their obsessive maintenance of firm boundaries between each area of their lives—an inherently lonely way of being. There’s not a scarcity of media narratives about the compartmentalization habits of not-particularly-admirable men, but where most of those characters are caught up in the struggle of keeping the discrete parts of their lives from leaking into one another, these two have that challenge long mastered. It’s just that it’s not a sustainable way to live anymore, and it’s not sustainable because they’ve come into contact with each other. 

During the diner scene (which is, I can now confirm, one of the few pop culture moments that’s even more incredible than it’s built up to be), they lament the fact that they can’t figure out how to pivot to normal-man activities like “barbecues and ball games”—normal human commitments to other normal human people—and aren’t sure they want to. But Vincent ultimately survives because he’s the one who evolves. After years of holding his wife Justine (Diane Venora) and stepdaughter Lauren (Natalie Portman) at a distance, he prioritizes them over himself. Neil can’t change, can’t extend the openness he finds with Vincent to his kind, morally upstanding girlfriend/knitwear icon Eady (Amy Brenneman)—and there isn’t really a moment at which I believed that he would. It’s not that he doesn’t consider the possibility at all; it’s that he does, and decides he’d rather see how much longer he can cling to what’s comfortable.

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Jackie Brown is, as far as Tarantino narrative structure goes, fairly straightforward. Aside from a little bit of Rashomon action in the second half, things happen in a linear order; there are neither flashbacks nor leaps into the future. But thematically, it’s one of his most time-obsessed works (tied for first, I’d argue, with the aforementioned Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). It’s a story that takes shape in a world populated entirely by people who fear that their window for self-improvement is closing, that they’re never going to transcend their pasts.  

The film feels unbound by linear time in spite of its (relative) linearity, and its precarious relationship to the concept of progress is the source of both its most comforting and most unsettling moments. When Jackie (Pam Grier) says, “I always feel like I’m starting over,” she sounds hopeful and exhausted in equal measure. The good news is that there’s always an opening to reattempt becoming your ideal self; the bad news is that your less-than-ideal past can always return to you. 

When you watch Jackie Brown now—in a year when people generally don’t call one another on landlines, watch VHS tapes, or smoke cigarettes at the mall food court—those contextual details amplify the sensation that the rules of sequential time don’t matter. Most of these details might have felt unremarkable at the time, but the movie acknowledges that they wouldn’t feel that way forever. Moments are nostalgic for the present, acutely aware of their own temporariness, like when Jackie and Max (Robert Forster) debate whether she should convert her record collection to CDs—which sets up one of the most romantic moments in all of cinema, in which Max buys a cassette tape of the album in question.. These moments are fleeting, not only because the future is always looming, but also because our histories are always catching up to us. 

That convergence of past, present, and future is especially potent for Louis (De Niro), who’s just wrapped up a prison sentence for robbery and is trying to catch up on what he missed during the last 20 years. Unacquainted with the world he now finds himself in, he walks around in a state of constant, low-grade mystification, bewildered by simple things like remote-entry car keys, fashion trends, and his declining ability to take massive bong rips. He is not unlike my best friend, who is not a convicted felon but did recently finish medical school and, as a result, now has a habit of texting me things like, “Have you heard of Magic Mike? Pretty good movie!” 

That is to say: Louis’ re-entry into mainstream society feels low stakes and kind of sweet at first, especially because De Niro plays it with childlike wonder. He imbues this quiet, lackadaisical, unfashionable degenerate with the energy of a newborn baby just learning to walk as he navigates a new context that’s both exciting and terrifying. (While his look gets dunked on relentlessly throughout the film, I believe that his whole vibe here is—please do not cancel me; I am aware that this opinion is not good—the pinnacle of human aesthetic achievement.) But because it’s De Niro, you expect something else to reveal itself—you’re always trying to locate some intensity running beneath the confusion and awe, some terror lurking behind the laid-back exterior. 

That reveal, though it feels inevitable, is postponed for so long,  and escalates so rapidly, that by the time it arrives, it’s a genuine surprise. When he and Melanie (Bridget Fonda) go to the mall to pick up the smuggled cash that Jackie’s handing off to them to hand off to Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson), Louis’ disorientation goes from charming to dangerous; his ability to acclimate becomes a very real matter of life-or-death. After a chaotic journey to the fitting room to retrieve some, but not all of the money, Louis and Melanie wander the parking lot in search of their car, he silent and surly while she harps on his inability to remember where they parked. (Could all the weed be a factor in this short-term memory loss? Who can say, really?) It’s funny, these two mismatched, washed weirdos fumbling the easiest part of an elaborate crime—until, in a surge of frustration, he shoots her dead.  

The murder isn’t a matter of whether a hardened criminal can or cannot be rehabilitated; it is very much a personal problem. Louis lashes out not because Melanie’s irritating him in a general sense, but because she’s irritating him by lording his past over him: “When you robbed banks, did you have to look for your car then, too?” is the moment that sends him over the edge. He knows the impulse is shameful, though, and he excludes the exact details of how Melanie irritated him when he justifies his actions to Ordell—not that it makes a difference in the end.

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Can people change? functions as a catch-all bin for all the questions about the human capacity for growth that we don’t want to verbalize with too much specificity. What can I do to make another person change in the exact way I, personally, would like them to? would be the more accurate translation in most situations. But, How will a person change when they’re in a position in which they have to? is one of the more compelling precise questions concealed within that uselessly broad one, and it’s mesmerizing to watch someone try to answer it on screen.  

The mid-‘90s didn’t mark the end of an era for characters who stare down that question. They’re alive and well, especially on television, which sometimes feels like it’s exclusively populated by men who are grappling with the possibility of trying to become less horrible and/or trying to maintain a firmer boundary between the horrible and respectable parts of themselves—some more effectively than others. 

Still, it’s rare to see an actor wrestle with the question of whether and how to approach mandatory change on a fictional-character and real-world-image level at the same time, and even rarer to watch them muddle through that transitional state across multiple projects. (I mean, it’s not really a possibility for women, who go directly from playing high schoolers to 45-year-olds, if the industry lets their careers stretch out that long.) But it’s a question we all wrestle with repeatedly in our own lives. 

Because it’s terrifying every time—even when we’ve made it through before and know we’ll make it through again—it’s thrilling to watch someone else face the same dilemma. And because it’s painful every time—even when we know that it’s for the best, that the things we’re being forced to leave behind aren’t serving us anymore—it’s even more thrilling to live vicariously through someone who’s uated the possibility of personal progress and reached the decisive conclusion they’d rather not.

- The Editors

Here at RogerEbert.com, we are pleased to offer Mary Angela Rowe's foreword from the new book Beyond Empowertainment. Below is an introduction from Seventh Row's press release, and then the foreword. 

Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist Horror and the Struggle for Female Agency spotlights a new generation of female-centred horror classics that focus on women’s psychological experience of fear. These films go beyond so-called ‘empowertainment’: stories of women rising up against their oppressors, and in so doing, becoming oppressors themselves. Instead, the feminist horror films in Beyond Empowertainment focus on the horror of the everyday: family trauma, gaslighting, partner violence, and objectification. These films each focus on a single female protagonist and the toll oppression takes on her psyche. The films in Beyond Empowertainment examine the bargains women make in order to survive, and what happens when those bargains become bad deals.

With Beyond Empowertainment, Seventh Row brings its interdisciplinary, technical approach to horror cinema. Seventh Row has previously focused on character-driven, naturalistic dramas. These films featured heightened storytelling to make subtle shifts in identities and relationships visible on-screen: a father and daughter separating in Leave No Trace; a boy’s search for home in Lean on Pete. Horror, as a genre, is a natural extension of Seventh Row’s previous work because it magnifies and externalizes our subconscious fears into forces that can Beyond Empowertainment confronted onscreen. The films in Beyond Empowertainment are horrifying because they ask uncomfortable questions of personal responsibility and complicity that most women must deal with every day. 

While Beyond Empowertainment draws on a variety of films to illustrate a new wave in feminist horror, the cornerstone of this book are four case studies: Unsane (2018), Personal Shopper (2016), Thelma (2017), and Raw (2016). These case studies dive deep into the filmmaking choices that make these movies so effective. Each case study features multiple articles that consider each of these films from a variety of different perspectives — interviews with creatives, comparisons, and essay — fostering conversation about films that deserve a place in the horror canon. Most importantly, each case study explores the strong collaboration between director and lead actress that makes each film so effective at getting inside its protagonist’s head.

For horror fans, Beyond Empowertainment provides a new perspective on horror as a genre through reframing classics and incisive analysis of recent horror gems that will be influencing the genre for decades to come. For viewers new to horror, this book illustrates why film lovers should be paying attention to horror and why some feted auteurs are turning to this genre. Taken together, the films discussed in this book reveal a new focus in horror on female agency. 

Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist Horror and the Struggle for Female Agency was edited by Alex Heeney, Mary Angela Rowe, and Orla Smith. 

Horror is often stereotyped as sexist. It often trades in objectification, and sometimes, outright misogyny. The crude moral code of slasher films is so hostile to women that it’s become a cliché. So how to explain the reality that so many horror fans are female? Scholar Carol Clover argues that both men and women identify with female victims (not male aggressors), and that women feel vicarious power through the triumph of the “final girl”. Critic Gita Jackson says women are attracted to horror films because they tell us our fears are real, and force viewers to experience women’s real-life fears through empathizing with onscreen victims. Similarly, critic Sady Doyle contends that horror films provide a vehicle for women to process and talk about their experiences of violence in a way that’s depersonalized (safe) and not necessarily inflected with the politically-charged language of feminism. In other words, for some women, the misogyny of horror may be part of why we turn to it in the first place: from slut-shamed victims to final girls, horror is a genre that speaks to women’s lived experiences.

Seventh Row has not often focused on genre films, but we observed the way filmmakers we love have turned toward horror as the best vehicle for the stories they are interested in telling. In recent years, auteurs and festival darlings like Luca Guadagnino, Olivier Assayas, and Joachim Trier have tried their hand at horror films. Get Out (Jordan Peele) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018, further suggesting that horror is leaving the genre-film ghetto. The phrase “elevated horror” has become common for horror films that are also critical darlings (as though the rest of horror was a distasteful morass from which good movies must be rescued). Elevated horror seems to be the label slapped on scary movies that are really ‘about’ something else. But all horror movies scare us because they tap into our fears from real life. The heightened world of horror, the audience’s suspension of disbelief, and the visceral experience of fear are all potent dramatic tools for filmmakers portraying complex characters and emotional extremes. The filmmakers in Beyond Empowertainment chose to use those tools to vividly portray the internal experiences of women.

As a by-product of those vivid internal portrays, the horror films in Beyond Empowertainment are also almost all character studies. Each film focuses on one woman and her choices in the face of threatening circumstances. By necessity, each of these films is anchored by a strong central performance. These actors are tasked with conveying a character’s emotional extremes — rage, terror, elation, despair — while maintaining a grip on the character’s psychological realism, her essential believability. The strong, nuanced performances of Eili Harboe, Claire Foy, and Garance Marillier, to name a few, are key to what sets these stories apart. The movies in this book dive deep into the inner conflicts and experiences of their female main characters, whose fears and struggles are made manifest by the horror setting.

Feminist horror: an incomplete study of the struggle for agency

Feminist writing on horror films has moved into the critical mainstream. Search results for “feminist horror” produce a torrent of results from within the past five years. This recent (and welcome) focus on feminism in horror emerged at the same time as the valorization of female monsters, or monstrous women. Female monsters have been rebranded from abhorrent and unnatural to brave and intrepid, violators of moral and gender norms who are feared and loathed for their power. Here, monstrosity is oppositional: a characterization imposed on ‘deviant’ or rebellious women by a hostile, patriarchal world. Yet this reading may celebrate women simply for being monstrous — mistaking “power” for “empowerment”. Horror films where individual women take bloody, indiscriminate revenge on their oppressors may give us a rush of vicarious satisfaction, but they also verge on empowertainment. 

That’s an equivalence the films in Beyond Empowertainment resist. This book collects writing on horror films with female protagonists whose terror often springs from internal struggles: madness, uncontrollable appetites, ambition, or the desire to survive, rather than knife-wielding killers, school bullies, or supernatural forces. These films employ the tropes and mechanisms of horror to pose complicated questions about the degree of harm the protagonists have caused, and how responsible they were for their actions. They plumb the depths of their protagonists, asking us who these women really are and how their gender has shaped their experiences. Sometimes, violence against women is a villain; sometimes, it’s a backdrop; sometimes, it’s a red herring. In all cases, the filmmakers caution that retaliation doesn’t make you better, and it may make you worse. The women at the centre of these movies are linked by their fear of their own capacity for destruction.

Beyond Empowertainment does not purport to exhaustively examine feminist horror; instead, Seventh Row aims to contribute to the critical conversation by highlighting some recent horror movies that are essentially character studies of the female protagonist. She is at once victim and perpetrator, occasionally of violence against herself. Bypassing the experience of victimhood, the characters in these films are largely in conflict with themselves or their own choices. The oppressive reality of life under patriarchy is omnipresent — these women aren’t making choices in a vacuum, and sometimes, their internal conflict springs from resolving tensions or contradictions imposed on them. Often they are left deciding between a number of bad options. Nevertheless, what unites the women in these disparate movies is their need for control over their bodies and their lives. In a genre often dismissed for objectifying women, these female protagonists strive to be subjects, each the centre of her own story.

Why horror? How these feminist films leverage genre

The feminist horror films in Beyond Empowertainment leverage the conventions of horror to disorient the viewer, giving us new insight into each film’s central character. Many of these films are connected to touchstones of the genre. Thelma (Joachim Trier, 2017) reads as an updated Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976); Unsane (Steven Soderbergh, 2018) parallels Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper; Raw (Julia Ducournau, 2016) echoes Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000) and Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama, 2009). Unsane and The Yellow Wallpaper each tell the story of an intelligent young woman who is coerced into confinement and psychiatric treatment, even though she insists this is actually making her worse. The person doing the coercing is a sort of romantic partner who wields the authority of the medical establishment (a stalker who works as an orderly in Unsane; the protagonist’s husband who is a doctor in The Yellow Wallpaper). In both these texts, the protagonists are systematically gaslit and punished via psychiatric treatment for their unwillingness to conform to traditional gender roles. Raw, Ginger Snaps, and Jennifer’s Body each focus on an intense, eroticised relationship between two women (sisters in Raw and Ginger Snaps; sapphic best friends in Jennifer’s Body), and how that relationship changes when one of them becomes a literal man-eater who starts chowing down on the local male population.

Considering these recent films against the backdrop of their horror progenitors highlights not just the similarities, but the gaps between them. Such comparisons throw into sharp relief the way horror itself has changed, as well as how differently these feminist horror films present their female protagonists. Most of the original texts listed above end tragically. The modern reminaginings are more ambiguous, and the women involved have much more scope to choose their own endings.

The rape-revenge subgenre of horror can be cathartic for women viewers, but it can also be alienating, relying on stereotypes about sexual assault and valorizing individual vengeance at the expense of systemic change. Both Revenge (Coralie Fargeat, 2017) and Prevenge (Alice Lowe, 2016) use the conventions of the rape-revenge film to question the very assumptions underpinning this horror sub-genre. Jen, the protagonist in Revenge would probably die first in an ‘80s slasher movie, but the film refuses to punish her for being a “bad girl”, and instead, insists that no-one could ever deserve what happened to her. Prevenge seems like a standard revenge narrative but with a twist — an evil foetus urging homicide from within the pregnant protagonist — until we realize that Ruth isn’t on a righteous quest for vengeance, and our understanding of her narrative goes off the rails. In both cases, the filmmakers lean on conventions of the rape-revenge film to build up our expectations and then subvert them. 

In keeping with horror’s newly-burnished critical image, the rape-revenge narrative has crossed the borders of genre film and into mainstream drama. Two recent dramas — the movie Elle (Paul Verhoeven, 2016) and the first season of Big Little Lies (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2017) — also leverage the conventions of the rape-revenge plot to lampshade the ways it stereotypes women, and cast doubt on the implicit promise that individual vengeance will make women feel safer. Looking at these dramatic takes in the context of their horror progenitors, it becomes clear how much these modern psychological examinations of sexual trauma owe to (and/or are reacting against) the familiar rape-and-revenge story propagated in horror. The success of Big Little Lies and Elle illustrates the way modern dramatic filmmakers are employing the tropes and conventions of horror to tell empathetic and meaningful stories about women outside of the genre.

Madness has become nearly a horror cliche: are there ghosts or is she crazy? (It is almost invariably a “she” whose perspective we are led to distrust.) The prospect of the heroine’s madness is much more frightening than any supernatural threat. Yet the root of women’s madness in Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1997) and Unsane is unambiguous and concrete: these two very different films each explore the psyche of a victim of stalking. Stalking is an attempt to overwrite the victim’s personality and identity by insisting on a relationship that doesn’t exist, or by punishing her for living in a way the stalker considers out of line. It is a kind of gaslighting by force. 

Perfect Blue and Unsane both resist the trope of the stalker as a lone nut in an eroticised relationship with his victim, wherein the audience enjoys a voyeuristic thrill at the stalking itself and then feels satisfied that the threat can be contained when the stalker is vanquished. Instead, both Mima (voiced by Junko Iwao) in Perfect Blue and Sawyer (Claire Foy) in Unsane experience stalking as just one very extreme manifestation of misogyny — an embodiment of the objectification and gaslighting that wear them down from all corners every day. Madness, for these women, is the result of life in a patriarchal system where none of their choices are good.

“Madness” is also a label often applied to people making irrational choices because they’re faced with irrational situations. Depending on the perspective of the viewer, those choices can either seem brave or horrifying. That’s the issue Orla Smith tackles in her essay on female monsters, where she compares three films recently held up as empowering or feminist: Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2014), Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd, 2016), and Beast (Michael Pearce, 2017). In each of these films, the female protagonist lashes out with violence at those around her, murdering in service of her own desires. These films know their leads are not normal, but we are supposed to root for them anyway: homicide is a rational response to the irrational situation of life under patriarchy. But these protagonists’ cold calculation is driven by straightforwardly selfish motives and a lack of complex inner life. The same can’t be said of Saint Maud (Rose Glass, 2019), a modern-day religious horror film about a fanatical young nurse determined to save the soul of an alluring, difficult, and hedonistic cancer patient. Maud’s madness may be religious ecstasy or demonic possession or merely personal obsession, but the film always leaves open the possibility that Maud is, in fact, in touch with the divine.

Since horror reflects back what we fear, many horror texts have translated our anxiety about new technologies. Cam (Daniel Goldbaher, 2018) and Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, 2017) are different: these films focus on why the main character was attracted to a technological development in the first place. Cam takes a feminist look at sex work by exploring what happens when camgirl Alice’s account is hijacked by her doppelganger, who turns out to be more popular than the original. The semi-anonymity of online identity and the live-through-video experience of camming are simulacra of reality masquerading as the real thing — much like the replica who takes over the camgirl account, and in some ways, like sex work itself. In Personal Shopper, Maureen’s relationship with an anonymous texter is mediated entirely through her phone, and she becomes increasingly absorbed in the device at the expense of real life. But Maureen’s relationship with her mysterious texter is alluring precisely because it is mediated through a machine: Maureen is paralyzed by grief over the death of her brother, and her phone allows her to feel connected and alive without ever actually connecting. Both women experience identity as something that can be performed and then stopped — in Alice’s case by turning off her camera; in Maureen’s case, by changing her clothes. But ‘you’ keeps going after you have stopped streaming or changed back into sweatpants. Alice and Maureen find that technology doesn’t provide much of a buffer between the parts of themselves they want to show and the desires or emotions they want to avoid.

These films emphasize how technology has allowed threats to become incorporeal, and how Alice and Maureen are feeding incorporeal versions of themselves. It’s almost an inversion of the slasher film, where the threat is present and palpable and bodily, and the knife is an allegory of sexual penetration. Although Cam and Personal Shopper both engage with how their protagonists’ identities are rooted in their bodies (Cam more explicitly, in every sense of the word), these films are more about existential crises than any more literal anxiety. If Alice never recovers her camgirl account from her doppelganger, her real life will likely go on, largely unimpeded, but she’s poured so much of herself into the creation of her camgirl persona that Alice feels like she’s fighting for her identity. In Maureen’s case, grief and depression have caused her to withdraw from the world and stop caring for herself — she only starts to take pleasure in life once she engages with the anonymous texter, trying on forbidden clothes and pursuing a thrilling correspondence with a texter that she doesn’t recognize. As Alice and Maureen construct selves and relationships that only exist via wireless communication, those selves become increasingly distant from the women they are in real life.

Finally, many horror texts focus on the turmoil of adolescence, expressing cultural anxieties about a girl’s growth from child (object) into woman (potential subject). One established narrative, played out in films from The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)  to Ginger Snaps, focuses on puberty — physical and sexual maturation — as the site of horror: a girl’s body becomes threatening to the world around her as she makes the transition into womanhood. But the coming-of-age horror films in Beyond Empowertainment focus less on women’s bodies and more on the fact that growing up means leaving your family behind you. In Thelma, Raw, We Are What We Are (Jim Mickle, 2013), and The Little Girl Who Played With Matches Too Much (Simon Lavoie, 2017), danger doesn’t lurk in the dark woods;  it is in your living room, and maybe it even loves you. For the girls and women at the centre of these films, coming of age means confronting the menacing legacy their parents have passed down to them, in the form of trauma or in their blood. The protagonist’s body is often a source of conflict, but that conflict is either imposed upon her by her parents, or else it’s a part of her biological heritage that she’s never been prepared to deal with. Bodily changes and sexual maturity may be the catalyst, but these films refuse even to suggest that a woman’s body is inherently monstrous or threatening. Instead, the family itself is the locus of horror, and family ties must be severed (by force, if necessary) for the female protagonists to grow up. 

The women in the films discussed in Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist Horror and the Struggle For Female Agency are in conflict with themselves and their own choices. They are surrounded by forces that want to control them, through methods ranging from love or manipulation (Thelma) to bodily imperatives (Raw, Prevenge) to brutal sexual violence (Revenge). These disparate films, organized around several central themes, have a lot in common. To illustrate most clearly how horror conventions are deployed, we selected four films to be case studies within this book. Unsane, Personal Shopper, Thelma, and Raw are covered by multiple articles considering each of these films from a variety of different perspectives — interviews with creatives, think pieces, comparisons, and essays. These case studies allow us to dive deep into the filmmaking choices that make these movies so effective, while also fostering conversation about films that should really be getting more attention. These four films gave us particular insight into how current filmmakers are using horror to tell feminist stories, reflecting women’s fears as their characters struggle for control and self-determination.

*The women characters in the films of this book are generally portrayed as cisgender. However, the writers and editors of this book intend the terms “women” and “female” to be inclusive, encompassing all people who significantly identify as female.

Find out more about the ebook at: http://feministhorrorbook.comListen to our podcast episode on feminist horror and the ebook Beyond Empowertainment here. Read excerpts from the book here. Read Seventh Row here. 

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- Nell Minow

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is not just a love letter to Mr. Rogers. It is a love letter from Mr. Rogers to all of us, the same reassuring message of friendship and kindness Mr. Rogers delivered to a generation of children through his PBS series. In one scene, passengers on a New York Subway car recognize Mr. Rogers (played by Tom Hanks) and all start singing the theme song that lends its name to the movie. Audiences might find themselves singing along. Screenwriters Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster and Tom Junod, the journalist whose profile of Fred Rogers inspired the film, spoke to rogerebert.com about Rogers' "compulsive intimacy" and gift for "profound listening."

You did something very unusual and very brave in the film, a minute of silence, much of it just on Tom Hanks' face.

Noah Harpster: Right at the camera.

Micah Fitzerman-Blue: We tried in this movie to capture the spirit of Fred Rogers. Everything you read about him, everything that Tom experienced with him, showed that he was compulsively and confrontationally intimate. We wanted to give our audience that experience of doing what Fred had done with crowds. Often when Fred was accepting an award he would turn it back on the people who had given him the award and ask for that moment of silence to think about those who "loved us into being." Cinematically, it was a risk. Can you ask an audience to sit there and think about someone who they love, someone who loved them into being? We felt at the end of the day that it wasn't worth making the movie if we couldn't give them that. 

Tom, the movies shows your character (played by Matthew Rhys and called Lloyd in the film) frustrated by trying to get answers from Fred Rogers for your story. Did he ever answer any of your questions when you were interviewing him for Esquire?

Tom Junod: No, especially not the personal questions. But we became friends and spent a lot of time together after the interview. This summer I found a trove of my old emails with him and he would answer questions about faith and about God and about the nature of God and about politics and stuff. He would in email form answer questions but in person it was very much like the movie depicts. 

The kinds of questions he asks you in the film about your childhood are like the questions you might get from a therapist. 

TJ: Yes, he was like a roving therapist. I think he saw it as his ministry; there was no doubt in my mind that he was never proselytizing. His ministry was something I think beyond that, it was definitely non-sectarian but it was really a potent force in his life. 

MFB: It’s like an emotional flash mob. 

NH: He was a profound listener. Many people told us that when he asked you a question he would wait until you answered it, like really answered it.

TJ: One of my favorite parts of the movie is when Lloyd asks him about his relationship with his sons. It is just so potent because of that. He goes silent for a while, then he thinks and he says, "Thank you very much for asking that question," and then "it was hard." That has a lot of force for sure for me. 

Did I glimpse the real-life Mrs. Rogers in the Chinese restaurant scene?

NH: Yes, Joanna Rogers is there, and other people from Fred's life. Bill Isler is there, Margy Whitmer was also there.

MFB: Hedda Sharapan who directed so much of the academic underpinnings of the whole series; the whole team and Mr. McFeely, David Newell was also there.

How has Mr. Rogers influenced the way you respond to people, either at work or at home?

TJ: I always loved talking to people. But I had a friend who used to kid around with me saying “You're the guy I don't want to see at my door knocking," because my stories were pretty rough; I’ve definitely caused people to lose their jobs and so on. I do feel that my experience with Fred has made me much more aware of the human cost and potential of doing an interview. I’ve really come to look at interviews that I do with people as a profound human experience and I try to honor that in the things that I write. I always had a hunch that there was something more going on in an interview than me just asking questions and people answering but Fred’s the person who confirmed that for sure.

NH: Quite literally. One of the first things we were told is that he would go to a knee and talk to a child eye-to-eye, which seemed so simple. Just that simple act of getting down on the level and talking with a child is so meaningful to them. So something as small as that really affected the way in which I was able to communicate with my kids. Also, I think that going through the world open and listening and, for lack of a better word, with kindness actually can have a massive ripple effect. 

MFB: When we began this project, Noah had a two-year-old and a toddler. When we were on set last year I had an almost 3-year-old and now I have a baby on the way. Spending ten years steeped in Fred Rogers has made parenting seem a little less impossible and as Noah. My instinct whenever my kid cries would be to say, “Don't cry, it's okay don't cry.” That is so anathema to what Fred taught which is actually, "No, let's let me as a parent make it safe for you to have feelings and let me honor your feelings.” And not deny them and not try to fix them but just to be a place where they’re held safely. That for me is of all the lessons that Fred has taught is the one that I try to practice every day -- with moderate success.

NH: And also I’ll say that's the opposite of what we were taught being a man is; the exact opposite which is like: fix it, make everything better. There’s a problem-solving like it's the exact opposite of the masculinity that we’re taught that has value.

You worked on this movie for many years and yet it seems to have come out at just the right time. Do you feel that way?

TJ: If this movie came out five years ago it could be the exact same movie but it would be a different movie. The context of this movie, the political context of the country, the emotional context of the country makes it a different movie; it gives it a different resonance than it ever would’ve had five, ten years ago. 

 

- Wael Khairy

Yasujirō Ozu expressed grand philosophical ideas through little moments of everyday life. He is, in my humble opinion, the most sensitive and disciplined director to ever hold a camera. Ozu disregarded how the rest of the world shot films and created his own cinematic language. He broke every rule there was and did it the most subtle way possible. Ozu’s films exercised the most discreet rebellion against cinematic norm. 

Widely considered the most Japanese of all film directors, his films feature no heroes or villains. We simply witness life in motion. When we arrive at a significant moment, Ozu cuts to “pillow shots” or perfectly composed shots of landscapes, street signs, or inanimate objects. The idea was to give viewers room to breathe or provide them with the time to contemplate what they had just seen. It’s little thing like “pillow shots” that have allowed Ozu to create his own unique cinematic language.

I think the awareness of how little of the world we’ll experience is what really drew me towards cinema. Films were like gateways to other worlds, and there’s no world I would rather visit than one directed by master Ozu. In a span of two hours, you experience a lifetime. You go through a stranger’s life journey with all its turbulences and unique epiphanies. And then it hits you, the realization that each and every one of us is living a life as vivid and complex as the other. 

I’ve always had trouble writing about the films that shook me. Maybe it’s because I always thought that no matter what I wrote, I wouldn’t be able to do the movies any justice. Ozu's films have repeatedly changed my outlook on life. Particularly, the three masterpieces also known as the “Noriko trilogy,” which he directed in the early 1950’s. All three of the films, “Late Spring,” “Early Summer,” and “Tokyo Story,” had a profound effect on me at key moments of my life. 

The first time I watched them back-to-back was around the time my grandfather passed away, and I remember it being one of the most profound experiences ever. Watching these films felt like I was going through something spiritual, something beyond human language. I remember after watching “Tokyo Story,” I kept thinking about what really happens when you lose someone you love. And how that person lives on in your memory, and the memories of every person he or she touched throughout his or her life. Part of who they are lives on inside of us. They become part of who we are, and eventually the time comes for you to project yourself as a memory to future generations, and that part of you is a synthesis of every person you lost and held dearly in your heart. So, in a way, no one ever leaves us; no one passes away, we are merely passed on.

Ozu triggers these thoughts through simple imagery of peaceful scenery. The passing of trains, for example, is a reoccurring image in all of Ozu’s films and it holds much importance in his work. It marks the beginning or end of a life journey. The train is also a link between the younger and older generations for it connects the modern city of Tokyo with the old villages in Japan. Ozu was a master of subtlety and he often examined lives in transition. Maybe that’s why I always found myself resorting to his work when things got tough.

The “Noriko trilogy” helped me cope with my grandfather’s passing, and today it is helping me deal with the news that my father has cancer. Ozu films are achingly bittersweet and therapeutic that way. His serene cinema is that of contemplation; it almost always leaves you lingering in deep reflective thoughts. You find yourself accepting all of life’s uncertainties and inevitabilities. And for the briefest moments, you feel reassured that everything will be ok. I realize this far into my essay that I did not discuss what the films are about, or maybe I have. One thing I know for certain is, the sublime cinema of Ozu transcends life on this planet.

- Glenn Kenny

This racing picture is a period piece, set in the early 1960s, and there’s also something retro about the kind of movie storytelling it represents. Directed by James Mangold and given spectacular horsepower by dual male leads Christian Bale and Matt Damon, “Ford v Ferrari” recounts, in a sometimes exhilaratingly streamlined fashion, a tale of Motor City dominance-seeking that compels you to root for good guys who are doing the bidding of rather bad guys.

Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a champion racer whose hypertension forces retirement. His opening voiceover about what it feels like to hit 7,000 RPM with a car sets the tone in the “Why We Race” category. After hanging up his gloves/helmet in Hollywood, Shelby goes into car sales with a sideline in modification and design, and he also manages some racers, including the hotheaded Ken Miles, played with a cheeky, elastic physicality by Bale. Both fellows are at low ebbs when opportunity knocks.

The opportunity originates in Detroit. There, Henry Ford II, played by Tracy Letts as if he’s suffering incurable heartburn, is dissatisfied with things at the company founded by his grandfather. (While the car is never mentioned in the movie, the Edsel had made its disastrous debut four years prior to the action in this film beginning.) He wants new ideas, and he’s not too crazy about the one brought to him by youngish hotshot exec Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal). The idea is to buy the Italian car giant of the movie’s title. Enzo Ferrari not only refuses the Ford offer, he delivers, via Iacocca’s proxy, some vivid insults to Ford the Second. This hurts Ford’s pride. And makes him determined to best Ferrari’s cars on the race track of Le Mans, home of a 24-hour race that has never been won by an American car.

You don’t need to be a car person to appreciate the conventional but crackling human drama that animates “Ford v Ferrari.” On the one side, there’s Shelby and Miles. Both mavericks, but one with a little more give than the other. Tasked by Ford with creating not just a car but a racing team that can best Enzo’s, they go all out with Ford’s money. On the other side are the often truculent Ford and his second-in-command Leo Beebe (Josh Lucas playing buttoned-up cocky). Beebe’s not an ambitious bootlicker. He’s something worse. He’s a guy who adheres to corporate principle because he actually believes it’s right. He doesn’t want Miles as the new car’s driver because the volatile “beatnik” (Beebe’s term) doesn’t conform to his or anyone’s idea of a “Ford man.” Beebe gets his way once, and it doesn’t work out for him.

But the thing about a character like this is if you thwart him once, he will just keep coming back. Beebe’s persistent attempts to screw Miles, in this film scripted by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller, juice up the rooting interest aspect of the movie. As do its support characters: Caitriona Balfe as Miles’ wife, who is not, contrary to the usual practice in such films, a disapproving worrier; Noah Jupe as Miles' son who idolizes his dad unconditionally; Ray McKinnon as Shelby’s most trusted engineering lieutenant.

Damon is superb in the kind of role he excels at: a man of integrity who gets steered off the path and is subsequently righted. Lest all of this sound heavy, I should assure you that “Ford v Ferrari” is exactly as fun, maybe even more fun, than its well-put-together trailer makes it out to be. The dialogue is replete with zingers and the racing sequences are a blast. Mangold sticks to the verities and conveys high speeds and potentially deadly impacts with a lot of gusto; there’s very little that looks tricked-up or obviously animated.

As for the retro part, well it’s kind of sad: 30 or 40 years ago, a movie like “Ford v Ferrari” would be a staple of studio fare. Nowadays, it’s actually considered a risk, despite being, by an older standard, about as mainstream as mainstream gets. “Ford v Ferrari” delivers real cinema meat and potatoes. And its motor show spectacle deserves to be seen in a theater. 

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நடிகர்கள்: விஜய்சேதுபதி, ராசி கண்ணா , நிவேதா பெத்துராஜ், நாசர்,ஸ்ரீமன் இசையமைப்பாளர்: விவேக் மெர்வின் இயக்குனர்: விஜய் சந்தர்  சென்னை: தென்னிந்திய நடிகர்களில் படத்திற்கு படம் வித்தியாசமான கதாபாத்திரங்களில் நடிக்க வேண்டும் என்ற ஆர்வத்துடன் இருப்பவர்களில் நடிகர் விஜய் சேதுபதியும் ஒருவர். அந்தவகையில் அவர் நடித்திருக்கும் சங்கத்தமிழன் திரைப்படத்தில் ரெட்டை கதாபாத்திரத்தில் நடித்திருக்கிறார் என்று நம்ப பட்டு

சென்னை: விஜய்சேதுபதி போன்ற டாப் ஹீரோக்களுக்கே படம் வெளியாவதில் இப்போதெல்லாம் சிக்கல் உருவாகிறது. படம் ரிலீசாகும் நேரத்தில் அதன் கழுத்தை பிடிக்கும் போக்கு தமிழ் சினிமாவின் எதிர்காலத்துக்கு நிச்சயம் நல்லது அல்ல. கோடிக்கணக்கில் விளையாடப்படும் சினிமா விளையாட்டில் பலரது வாழ்வாதாரமும் அடங்கியிருக்கிறது. படங்களின் பட்ஜெட், ஹீரோக்களின் சம்பளம் அதிகமாவது தான் இதற்கு பிரச்சனையாக பார்க்கப்படுகிறது. சிறு பட்ஜெட்டில்

சென்னை : விஷால் மற்றும் சுந்தர் .சி இணையும் மூன்றாவது படம் இதுவாகும். இதுவரை இவர்கள் மதகஜ ராஜா மற்றும் ஆம்பள படங்களில் ஒன்றாக பணியாற்றியுள்ளனர் .ஆம்பள படம் ரிலீஸாகி நல்ல வரவேற்பை பெற்றது, மதகஜ ராஜா படம் பல பிரச்சனைகளால் இன்றளவும் ரிலீஸாகவில்லை . ஆனால் ஆக்ஷன் படம் ஒரு பக்கா பிளான் போட்டு

நடிகர்கள்: வாசி ஆசிப், பூஜா ஸ்ரீ ,சீமான் ,போஸ் வெங்கட் மற்றும் பலர். இசையமைப்பாளர் - ஸ்ரீ காந்த தேவா. இயக்குனர் - R. விஜய் ஆனந்த் - ஆர். சூரியன். சென்னை : இதுவும் விவசாயத்தை மையமாக வைத்து உருவான கதை தான் என்பது மகிழ்ச்சி ஒருபக்கம் இருந்தாலும் இன்னுமாடா விவசயாத்த இப்படி கூவி கூவி

நடிகர்கள்:அர்னால்டுலின்டா ஹேமில்டன்மார்க்கென்ஸி டேவீஸ்கேப்ரீயல் லுனாநட்டாளியா ரைஸ் இயக்கம் : ஜேம்ஸ் கேமரூன் சென்னை : டெர்மினேட்டர் திரைவிமர்சனம் டெர்மினேடர் மற்றும் அர்னால்ட் ரசிகர்கள் பெரிதும் எதிர்பார்த்துகாத்திருக்கும் திரைப்படம் டெர்மினேடர் டார்க் ஃபேட். இதனோடு சேர்த்துஇதுவரையில் 6 பாகங்களாக டெர்மினேடர் தொடர்கள் தொடர்ந்து வெளியாகிரசிகர்களை மகிழ்வித்துவருகிறது. டெர்மினேடர் படத்தின் முதல் பாகத்தை ஹாலிவுட்டின் பிரம்மாண்ட இயக்குனர்என்று அழைக்கப்படும்

சென்னை: ட்ரீம் வாரியர் பிக்ச்சர்ஸ் - எஸ்.ஆர் பிரபு எப்பொழுதுமே தரமான வித்தியாசமான கதைகளை தேர்வு செய்வதில் கெட்டிக்காரர். இந்த முறை நல்ல கதை மட்டும் அல்லாமல் ரிலீஸ் செய்வதிலும் தைரியமும் துணிச்சலையும் காட்டி உள்ளார். எவ்ளோ படங்கள் போட்டிக்கு வந்தாலும், நல்ல கதைகளை மக்கள் ஆதரிப்பர் என்ற அவரது 100% நம்பிக்கை வீண் போகவில்லை.

சென்னை: தீபாவளி எப்ப வரும் வரும்னு காத்துக்கிட்டு இருந்தவங்கள விட, தளபதியோட பிகில் எப்ப வரும் வரும்னு காத்துகிட்டு இருந்தவங்க பலர். தளபதி படம் வெளியாகுது என்றாலே அது மாஸ். அதுவும் தீபாவளிக்கு ரிலீஸ்னா சும்மாவா. தமிழ்நாட்டு ரசிகர்களின் நாடித்துடிப்பை நன்கு அறிந்த இயக்குநர் அட்லீ. சர்க்கார் திரைப்படத்திற்கு பிறகு, மிகுந்த எதிர்பார்ப்பு உள்ள விஜய்

சென்னை: பிகில் படத்திற்கு கலவையான விமர்சனங்கள் வந்துகொண்டிருக்கின்றன. விஜய் - அட்லீ கூட்டணி மூன்றாவது முறையாக இணைந்துள்ள படம் பிகில். கடந்த இரண்டு படங்களும் சூப்பர் ஹிட் என்பதால் இப்படத்திற்கு பெரும் எதிர்பார்ப்பு நிலவுகிறது. பிகில் படம் இன்று ரிலீசாகியுள்ள நிலையில், அதிகாலை சிறப்பு காட்சி பார்த்த ரசிகர்கள் டிவிட்டர் உள்ளிட்ட சமூக வலைதளங்களில் கருத்து தெரிவித்து

நடிகர்கள் : ஷாம்,ஆத்மியா,ஸ்ரீதேவி குமார்,சத்யன்ஒளிப்பதிவு - என்.எஸ்.ராஜேஷ் குமார்இசை - ஷ்யாம் மோகன்பாடல்கள் - மோகன்ராஜ்,படத்தொகுப்பு - அருண்தாமஸ்தயாரிப்பு - 2எம் சினிமாஸ் எழுத்து, இயக்கம் - சாரதி. சென்னை: ரசிகர்களின் கவனத்தை பெரிதும் ஈர்க்கும் மற்றுமொரு த்ரில்லர் திரைப்படம் இன்று வெளியாகியுள்ளது. அறிமுக இயக்குநர் சாரதி இயக்கியுள்ள காவியன் என்ற இப்படத்தில் ஷாம் ஒரு

நடிகர்கள் : வி.சிவா சிறுவன் அஹான் சத்யன் தேஜஸ்வி மற்றும் பலர் இயக்குனர்: பிரதீப் கிளிக்கர் சென்னை: இப்போது தமிழ் சினிமாவில் நாய்கள் சீசன் போல் இருக்கிறது. தொடர்ந்து நாய்களை மையமாக வைத்து எடுக்கப்படும் படங்கள் வெளியாகி வருகின்றன. சமீபத்தில் தான் "பப்பி" என்று ஒரு திரைப்படம் நாய்களுக்கும் உணர்ச்சி இருக்கிறது, அவைகளும் ஒரு உயிருள்ள ஜீவன்

சென்னை: அருவம் படம் எப்படி உள்ளது என்பது குறித்து தெளிவாக அலசியிருக்கிறார் போஸ்டர் பக்கிரி. த்ரில்லர் ஆக்ஷன் படமான அருவம் நேற்று திரைக்கு வந்தது. இந்தப் படத்தில் சித்தார்த், கேத்தரின் தெரேசா, சதீஷ், ஆடுகளம் நரேன், மயில்சாமி, மனோபாலா ஆகியோர் நடித்துள்ளனர். இந்நிலையில் தனது ஸ்டைலில் படத்தின் போஸ்டரை ஒட்டியப்படியே படம் எப்படியிருக்கிறது என அலசியிருக்கிறார் போஸ்டர்

நடிகர்கள்: வருண்சம்யுக்தா ஹெக்டேயோகி பாபு இயக்கம்: நட்டு தேவ்இசை : தரண்குமார்ஒளிப்பதிவு : தீபக் குமார் பாதேதயாரிப்பு: ஐசரி கே.கணேஷ் சென்னை: மிகவும் சீரியஸ் படங்களாக பார்த்து வந்த நம்ம தமிழ் ரசிகர்களுக்கு விருந்தாக மிகவும் யூத்தான ஒரு கதைக்களத்தோடு ரசிகர்களை"பப்பி"திரைப்படம் மூலம் மகிழ்வித்துள்ளார் அறிமுக இயக்குனர் நட்டு தேவ். வேல்ஸ் இன்டர்நேஷனல் சார்பில் ஐசரி

நடிகர்கள்: தமன்னாசத்யன்யோகிபாபுகாளி வெங்கட்டீ எஸ் கேமுனீஷ் காந்த் இயக்கம்: ரோஹின் வெங்கடேசன்இசை: ஜிப்ரான்  காமெடி கலந்த பேய் படமாக உருவாகி உள்ளது பெட்ரோமாக்ஸ். இப்படத்தில், தமன்னாவுடன் இணைந்து சத்யன், முனீஷ்காந்த், மைம் கோபி, லிவிங்ஸ்டன், பிரேம், காளி வெங்கட் ஆகியோர் பலர் நடித்துள்ளனர். இந்த படம் பேய் படம் என்பதால் திரையரங்கில் அதிகமான குழந்தைகளை காண

 சென்னை: சிவப்பு மஞ்சள் பச்சை படத்திற்கு பிறகு சித்தார்த் நடித்திருக்கும் ஒரு வித்தியாசமான ஆர்கானிக் பேய் கதை. கேத்தரின் தெரேசா, சதீஷ், ஆடுகளம் நரேன், மயில்சாமி, மனோபாலா ஆகியோர் நடிப்பில் ஆக்சன் த்ரில்லராக உருவாகியுள்ள படம் தான் அருவம். உருவம் இல்லாத ஒன்றை தான் அருவம் என்று சொல்லுவார்கள். அது போலே பல காட்சிகளில் திகில்

சென்னை: சமூகம் சார்ந்த பிரச்சனை, அரசியல், குடும்ப கதை என பலதரப்பட்ட திரைப்படங்கள் வெளியானாலும் பெண்களை மையமாக வைத்து எடுக்கப்படும் படங்கள் என்றால் மக்களிடம் அதற்கு ஒரு தனி ரெஸ்பான்ஸ் இருக்கும். அப்படி பெண்கள் தங்களது தினசரி வாழ்வில் சந்திக்கும் பல பிரச்சனைகள் குறித்த ஒரு கதை தான் மிக மிக அவசரம் திரைப்படம். வி

சென்னை: நேற்று வெளியான மலையாள படமான ஜல்லிக்கட்டு இணையம் முழுக்க மிக சிறப்பான வரவேற்பை பெற்றுள்ளது. சினிமா ரசிகர்களுக்கு இந்த வாரம் மிக சிறப்பான வாரம் என்றுதான் கூறவேண்டும். தமிழில் வெளியான அசுரன் படம் இணையம் முழுக்க நல்ல விமர்சனத்தை பெற்று வருகிறது. அதே சமயம் இன்னொரு பக்கம் கேரளாவில் இருந்து ஜல்லிக்கட்டு படம் வெளியாகி உள்ளது.

சென்னை: வடக்கூடாரானுக்கும் சிவசாமிக்கும் இடையே நிலத்தகராறு. சிவசாமியின் மூத்த மகன் முருகன் கொல்லப்பட அதற்கு பழி தீர்க்க இளைய மகன் சிதம்பரம் வடக்கூரானை கொலை செய்ய அதற்கு பழிக்குப் பழி வாங்க வடக்கூரானின் ஆட்கள் கத்தியை தூக்க பரபரப்பாக டாப் கியரில் கிளம்புகிறது அசுரன். வெற்றிமாறன் இயக்கத்தில் தனுஷ் நடித்துள்ள நான்காவது படம் அசுரன். பொல்லாதவன்,

சென்னை: தனுஷ் நடித்துள்ள அசுரன் படம் பெரும் வரவேற்பை பெற்று வருகிறது. படத்திற்கு காலையில் இருந்து நன்றாக ரிவ்யூ வெளியாகி வருகிறது. தனுஷ் நடிப்பில் வெற்றிமாறன் இயக்கத்தில் தற்போது அசுரன் வெளியாகி உள்ளது. இந்த படத்தில் தனுஷ் இரட்டை வேடத்தில் நடித்துள்ளார். அதேபோல் மலையாள சூப்பர் ஸ்டார் மஞ்சு வாரியார் இந்த படத்தில் தனுஷ் ஜோடியாக நடித்துள்ளார். இந்த படத்திற்கு ஜி வி பிரகாஷ் இசை அமைத்துள்ளார்.  

நடிகர்கள்: ஹிருத்திக் ரோஷன் டைகர் ஷெராப் வாணி கபூர் அசுதோஷ் ராணா, அனில் ஜார்ஜ், அனு பிரியா, கீத் டல்லிசன் இயக்கம் : சித்தார்த் ஆனந்த்ஒளிப்பதிவு : பெஞ்சமின் ஜாஸ்பரின்இசை : விஷால் தத்லானி சென்னை: வார் ஹிருத்திக் ரோஷன் டைகர் ஷெராப் நடித்து இயக்குனர் சித்தார்த் ஆனந்த் இயக்கியுள்ள படம். தமிழில் பெரிய

சென்னை: எந்த ஒரு படைப்பும் வெளியாகும் காலகட்டம் மிக மிக முக்கியம். சுட சுட இன்றைய ட்ரெண்டுக்கு ஏற்ப எடுத்தால்தான் இளைய தலைமுறை ரசிகர்களை கவரும். இன்றைய காதல் வாட்ஸ்அப் உள்ளிட்ட சமூக வலைத்தலங்களில் சுடச்சுட பறிமாறப்படுகிறது. அவர்களின் ரசனைக்கேற்ப படம் எடுத்தால் மட்டுமே வெற்றியடையும். தெலுங்கில் 2011ஆம் ஆண்டில் நாக சைதன்யா தமன்னா நடிப்பில்

சென்னை: ஜோக்கர் என்ற ஹாலிவுட் திரைப்படம் நேற்று வெளியாகியுள்ளது. இதில் ஜோகுயின் பீனிக்ஸ் ஜோக்கராக நடித்துள்ளார். இந்த படத்தில் அவருக்கு ஆர்தர் என்று பெயர் இட்டுள்ளனர். படத்தில் இவர் சமூகத்தால் ஒதுக்கப்பட்டவர். ஜோக்கர் படத்தின் ட்ரைலர் வெளியான போதே உலகம் முழுவதும் பெரும் வரவேற்பு கிடைத்தது. பேட்மேன் படத்தில் வரும் புகழ்பெற்ற கதாப்பாத்திரமான ஜோக்கரை அடிப்படையாக உருவாகியுள்ள

சென்னை: உய்யலவாடா பகுதியின் நிர்வாக மற்றும் இராணுவ ஆட்சியாளராக இருக்கும் நரசிம்ம ரெட்டி தனது குரு கோசாய் வெங்கண்ணாவின் ஆலோசனையின் படி, எப்படி ஒரு போர் வீரராகவும் தலைவராகவும் மாறி எப்படி குடிமக்களுக்கு நல்லது செய்கிறார் என்பது பற்றின உண்மை கதை தான் சயீரா நரசிம்ம ரெட்டி. இதில் நரசிம்ம ரெட்டியாக சிரஞ்சீவியும் குரு கோசாய் வெங்கண்ணாவாக

சென்னை: நடிகர்கள் : பார்த்திபன், கயல் சந்திரன், சாட்னா டைட்டஸ்இசை : அஷ்வத்ஒளிப்பதிவு: மார்ட்டின் ஜோஇயக்கம்: சுதர் ஐந்து பேர் கொண்ட திருட்டு கும்பல் எப்படி ஒவ்வொரு திருட்டையும் திட்டம் தீட்டி கொள்ளையடிக்கிறது என்பதை மிகவும் நகைச்சுவையோடு மிக அழகாக திட்டம் போட்டு திருடுற கூட்டம் படத்தில் திரைக்கதையாக அமைத்திருக்கிறார் இயக்குனர். கொள்ளை கதை என்பதால்

சென்னை: சிவகார்த்திக்கேயன் நீண்ட நாட்களுக்குப் பிறகு நல்லதொரு கிராமத்து கதையில் நடித்து ரசிகர்களின் மனங்களை அள்ளியுள்ளார். பாண்டிராஜ் தனது பாணியில் புகுந்து விளையாடியுள்ளார். சிவகார்த்திக்கேயன் ஐஸ்வர்யா ராஜேஷ் அண்ணன் தங்கை பாசத்தை கொடுத்து அனைவரையும் சிரிக்க ரசிக்க மட்டுமல்லாது சிலிர்க்கவும் வைத்திருக்கிறார். காமெடி வசனங்கள் கலகலப்பை ஏற்படுத்தினாலும் நம்ம வீட்டு பிள்ளை கிளைமாக்ஸ் பலரது கண்களை

சென்னை: நம்ம வீட்டு பிள்ளை படத்திற்கு கலவையான விமர்சனங்களே கிடைத்து வருகின்றன. இயக்குனர் பாண்டிராஜுடன் சிவகார்த்திகேயன் மீண்டும் இணைந்துள்ள படம் நம்ம வீட்டு பிள்ளை. ஐஸ்வர்யா ராஜேஷ், அனு இமானுவேல், சமுத்திரகனி, பாரதிராஜா, நட்டி, ஆர்.கே.சுரேஷ், உள்ளிட்ட பலர் இப்படத்தில் நடித்துள்ளனர். சன் பிக்சர்ஸ் தயாரித்துள்ள இப்படம் இன்று திரைக்கு வந்துள்ளது. தொடர் தோல்விகளை சந்தித்து வரும்

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അതിസാധാരണ ജീവിതവുമായി മുന്നോട്ട് പോവുന്ന ഒരു പാവം പെൺകുട്ടി. അവൾ ഒരു ദിവസം തീർത്തും അപ്രതീക്ഷിതമായി ഒരു ട്രാപ്പിൽ അകപ്പെടുന്നു. അതും തിരിച്ചുകേറാനാവാത്ത മഞ്ഞ് ഗർത്തത്തിൽ. കനത്ത തോതിൽ മഞ്ഞ് പെയ്ത് പെയ്ത് അവളെ മൂടിക്കൊണ്ടേയിരിക്കുന്നു. കണ്ടു നിൽക്കുന്ന നമ്മുടെ ഉടലിലും അസ്ഥിയിലും മഞ്ഞ് പടർന്നുകേറാൻ തുടങ്ങുമ്പോൾ അതിജീവനത്തിനായുള്ള അവളുടെ അവസാനം വരെയുള്ള ശ്രമങ്ങൾ. ഇതാണ്

  ജാക്ക് ഡാനിയൽസ് എന്ന് കേൾക്കുമ്പോൾ വെള്ളമടി പ്രേമികൾക്ക് മനസ്സിൽ തോന്നുന്ന ഒരു വിറുവിറുപ്പ് ഉണ്ട്. ജാക്ക് ആൻഡ് ഡാനിയലിന്റെ ട്രെയിലർ തിയേറ്ററിൽ കണ്ടപ്പോൾ അതുണ്ടായിരുന്നു. പടം ഇന്ന് റിലീസായപ്പോൾ ആ ഒരു എനർജി ലെവൽ പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചു തന്നെയാണ് ടിക്കറ്റെടുത്തത്.   കളർഫുൾ കാറ്റ് ആൻസ് മൗസ് ഗെയിം; ജസ്റ്റ്‌ ഫോർ നേരമ്പോക്ക് എന്ന് അടിവര

മലയാള സിനിമയ്ക്ക് പൊതുവെ അന്യമായൊരു ഴോനർ ആണ് സൈ-ഫൈ ഡ്രാമ/എന്റർടൈനർ. സാധ്യതകൾ വിശാലമാണെങ്കിലും കൈ പൊള്ളുമോയെന്ന ഭയം കാരണമാവാം സീനിയർ സംവിധായകർ വരെ ഈയൊരു മേഖലയിലേക്ക് തിരിഞ്ഞ് നോക്കാൻ ധൈര്യപ്പെടാറില്ല. എന്നാൽ ഈയാഴ്ച തിയേറ്ററിൽ എത്തിയിരിക്കുന്ന ആൻഡ്രോയ്ഡ് കുഞ്ഞപ്പൻ വേർഷൻ 5.25 ഒന്നാന്തരം സയൻസ് ഫിക്ഷൻ സിനിമയാണ്. ക്ളീൻ എന്റർടൈനർ. ചിത്രം സംവിധാനം ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നത് രതീഷ്

ലാൽജോസിന്റെ ഇരുപത്തഞ്ചാമത്തെ സിനിമയാണത്രെ നാൽപത്തിയൊന്ന്. ഇരുപത് വർഷം മുൻപ് പെരിന്തൽമണ്ണ ജഹനാരാ എന്ന തിയേറ്ററിൽ ഇരുന്ന് ഒരു മറവത്തൂർ കനവ് എന്ന സിനിമ എഫ്ഡിഎഫ്എസ് കണ്ടത് ഇന്നലത്തെ പോലെ ഓർമ്മയുണ്ട്. (ആ തിയേറ്റർ പിന്നീടെന്നോ ചരിത്രത്തിന്റെ ഭാഗമായി). അത് കഴിഞ്ഞ് ചന്ദ്രനുദിക്കുന്ന ദിക്കിൽ കണ്ടത് ഓർമ്മയുണ്ട്. മീശ മാധവൻ, ക്ളാസ്‌മേറ്റ്സ്, അയാളും ഞാനും തമ്മിൽ ഒക്കെ

ടീസറും ട്രെയിലറും സൃഷ്‌ടിച്ച ഹൈപ്പ് , നിവിന്റെ മെയ്ക്ക് ഓവർ, ഗീതു മോഹൻദാസിന്റെ സംവിധാനം, അനുരാഗ് കശ്യപ് ഉൾപ്പടെയുള്ള വമ്പൻ സ്രാവുകളുടെ പങ്കാളിത്തം എന്നിവയൊക്കെ കൊണ്ട് വളരെയേറെ കാലമായി ആകാംക്ഷയോടെ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്ന സിനിമയാണ് മൂത്തോൻ. കാനഡയിലെ . ടൊറന്റോ ഇന്റർനാഷണൽ ഫിലിം ഫെസ്റ്റിവലിൽ ആയിരുന്നു മൂത്തോന്റെ വേൾഡ് പ്രീമിയർ. ഇന്ത്യൻ പ്രീമിയർ ആവട്ടെ മുംബൈ ഇന്റർനാഷണൽ

മന്നാർ മത്തായി സ്പീക്കിംഗ് എന്ന സിദ്ദീഖ് ലാൽ സിനിമയിൽ കൊച്ചിൻ ഹനീഫയുടെ കഥാപാത്രമായ എൽദോയെ സിനിമയിലെടുത്തുവെന്ന് പറയുമ്പോൾ, അദ്ദേഹവും കൂട്ടുകാർക്കുമുണ്ടാക്കുന്ന ആനന്ദലബ്ധിയുടെ വിവിധ ഭാവങ്ങൾ അടങ്ങിയ സീനുകൾ എക്കാലത്തെയും രസകരമായ സീനുകളിലൊന്നാണ്. എന്നാൽ യഥാർത്ഥത്തിൽ എൽദോനെ സിനിമയിലെടുക്കുന്നില്ല. 'മറിച്ച് അത് വെറുമൊരു പ്രഖ്യാപനം മാത്രമാണ്. പക്ഷേ അതുപോലും ആളുകളിൽ എത്ര മാത്രം സന്തോഷമുണ്ടാക്കുന്നുവെന്നത് ഈ രംഗങ്ങളിലൂടെ നമുക്ക്

യാദൃശ്ചികമായിട്ടാണെങ്കിലും ആകാശഗംഗയുടെ രണ്ടാം ഭാഗം മലയാളത്തിലും ടെർമിനേറ്റർ സീരിസിലെ പുതിയ സിനിമ ഹോളിവുഡിലും റിലീസ് ചെയ്യപ്പെട്ടത് ഒരേ ദിവസമായിരുന്നു. നിർഭാഗ്യമെന്നു പറയട്ടെ രണ്ടു സിനിമകളും തിയേറ്ററിൽ സമ്മാനിച്ച കാഴ്ചാനുഭവം സമാനമാണ്. അങ്ങേയറ്റം നിരാശാജനകം. ഡാർക്ക്‌ ഫെയ്റ്റ് എന്നാണ് പുതിയ ടെര്മിനേറ്ററുടെ ശീർഷകം. ഗംഭീരമാംവിധം അന്വർത്ഥമായ നാമകരണമായിപ്പോയി ഇതെന്നു സമ്മതിക്കാതെ വയ്യ. സിനിമയ്ക്ക് ടിക്കറ്റെടുത്ത് തിയേറ്ററിൽ കയറുന്നവന്റെ കൊടൂരവിധി.   പ്രേക്ഷകന്റെ ഡാർക്ക്‌ ഫെയ്റ്റ് എന്ന് അടിവര

കഴിഞ്ഞ വർഷത്തെ ഇൻറർനാഷണൽ ഫിലിം ഫെസ്റ്റിവൽ ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യയിൽ പനോരമ വിഭാഗത്തിലേക്ക് വമ്പൻ സ്രാവുകൾക്കൊപ്പം തെരഞ്ഞെടുക്കപ്പെട്ടതിലൂടെ ശ്രദ്ധ പിടിച്ചു പറ്റിയ കുഞ്ഞു സിനിമയാണ് മക്കന. കഥ, തിരക്കഥ, സംഭാഷണം, സംവിധാനം റഹിം ഖാദർ. ഈ മേഖലയിൽ പുതുമുഖമാണ്. അയ്യമ്പുഴ പൊലീസ് സ്റ്റേഷനിൽ സിവിൽ പോലീസ് ഓഫീസറുമാണ് ഇദ്ദേഹം.   പനോരമയിലെത്തിയെങ്കിലും വെറും ആവറേജ് എന്ന് അടിവര

1999ലെ സൂപ്പർ ഹിറ്റ് ആണ് വിനയന്റെ ആകാശഗംഗ. മലയാളത്തിൽ ഹൊറർ കോമഡി എന്നൊരു എടപാടിന്റെ അപ്പോസ്തലൻ തന്നെയാണ് വിനയൻ ചേട്ടൻ. വിലക്കിന്റെ കാലത്തും മുൻപുമായി പുള്ളി ആകാശഗംഗയ്ക്ക് ഒരു പാട് പാരഡികൾ ഒരുക്കിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. ഇപ്പോൾ വിലക്കും പിണക്കവും ഒക്കെ കഴിഞ്ഞ് അമ്മയും ഫെഫ്കയുമൊക്കെയായി ജോയന്റായ സമയത്ത് പുള്ളി ദാ ഒറിജിനൽ രണ്ടാംഭാഗവുമായി വന്നിരിക്കുന്നു ആകാശഗംഗയ്ക്ക്. ഹൊറിബിൾ ആയ ഹൊററും ഹ്യൂമറും എന്ന് അടിവര.

കൊക്ടെയിൽ, ഈയടുത്ത കാലത്ത്, ലെഫ്റ്റ് റൈറ്റ് ലെഫ്റ്റ്, കാറ്റ് തുടങ്ങി കുറച്ച് സിനിമകളിലൂടെ ഒരു വിഭാഗം മലയാളപ്രേക്ഷകരെ ഇമ്പ്രെസ് ചെയ്യിപ്പിച്ച സംവിധായകൻ ആണ് അരുൺ കുമാർ അരവിന്ദ് . മേൽപറഞ്ഞ സിനിമകൾ ഒന്നും തന്നെ വിജയങ്ങൾ ആയിരുന്നില്ല എന്നുമാത്രമല്ല ബോക്സോഫീസിൽ നല്ല ഫഷ്റ്റ് ക്ലാസ് തോൽവികളുമായിരുന്നു. ഒരു വിഭാഗക്കാരുടെ അരുമ എന്ന് ആദ്യമേ പറഞ്ഞത് അതുകൊണ്ടാണ്.

ദീപാവലി ആഘോഷങ്ങൾ കളർഫുളാക്കാനായി ഇന്ത്യയെമ്പാടുമുള്ള സിനിമാപ്രേക്ഷർക്ക് മുന്നിൽ സാജിദ് നാദിയാവാല മുതലാളി പ്രദർശനത്തിനെത്തിച്ചിരിക്കുന്ന കളർഫുൾ സിൽമ ആണ് ഹൗസ്ഫുൾ4 . വൻവിജയം എന്നവകാശപ്പെടുന്ന ഹൗസ്ഫുൾ സീരീസിലെ നാലാം ഉരുപ്പടി. കോമഡിയും എന്റർടൈനറുമൊക്കെ ആണെന്നാണ് വെപ്പ്. ബട്ട് സഹിച്ചിരിക്കാൻ വല്യ പാടാണ് തലയുടെ ആണിക്കല്ല് ഇളക്കുന്ന സിനിമ എന്ന് അടിവര

ചെറിയ സിനിമകൾ. പ്രത്യേകിച്ച് ചെറിയ ബഡ്ജറ്റിലുള്ള സിനിമകൾക്ക് പലപ്പോഴും ഒരേ ഘടന കാണാം. എന്നാൽ ഇതിനിടക്കും ചില വിസ്മയങ്ങൾ സംഭവിക്കാറുണ്ട്. അത് ചിലപ്പോൾ സിനിമ മൊത്തത്തിലാകാം. സിനിമയുടെ കഥയിലാകാം. അവതരണത്തിലാകാം. ഗാനങ്ങളിലാകാം. ക്യാമറാവർക്കിലാകാം. ഒരുപക്ഷെ വസ്ത്രാലങ്കാരത്തിലോ മേയ്ക്കപ്പ് മാനിലോ നമുക്ക് ഈ അത്ഭുതം കണ്ടെത്താം. ഈയൊരു രീതിയിൽ സമീപിക്കുമ്പോഴാണ് ടേക്ക് ഇറ്റ് ഈസി വേറിട്ടൊരു സിനിമാ ആസ്വാദനം

നിരവധി സിനിമകളിൽ ചിത്രസംയോജകനായി വർക്ക് ചെയ്തിട്ടുള്ള പീറ്റർ സാജൻ തിരക്കഥ എഴുതി സംവിധാനം ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്ന ആദ്യ ചിത്രമാണ് ഒരു കടത്ത് നാടൻ കഥ. മുൻപ് ചെറിയ വേഷങ്ങളിൽ അഭിനയിച്ചിട്ടുള്ള ഷഹിൻ സിദ്ദിഖ് ആദ്യമായി മുഴുനീള നായകൻ ആവുന്നു എന്നൊരു സവിശേഷത കടത്ത് നാടൻ കഥയ്ക്കുണ്ട്. അതുല്യനടനായ സിദ്ദിഖിന്റെ മകൻ ആണ് ഷഹിൻ. മൊത്തത്തിൽ പറയുമ്പോൾ കണ്ടിരിക്കാവുന്ന ഒരു നാടൻ കടത്ത് സിനിമ.

പാട്ടും ഡാൻസും സിനിമയിൽ ഒരു അനിവാര്യ ഘടകമാണെന്നതിൽ നിന്ന് മാറി ചിന്തിക്കുവാൻ മുഖ്യധാരാ സിനിമകൾക്ക് സാധിക്കാറില്ല. സിനിമയുടെ കാലാകാലങ്ങളായുള്ള നടപ്പുശീലക്കാർ ഇനിയങ്ങനെയൊരു താൽപര്യമുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ അതിനെ സമ്മതിക്കുകയുമില്ല. എന്നാൽ സിനിമ കാണുവാൻ പ്രേക്ഷകനെ പ്രേരിപ്പിക്കുന്ന --- പോസ്റ്ററിലടക്കം 'No Song, No Romance' എന്നെഴുതി കാണിച്ചു കൊണ്ടൊരുു സിനിമ. ഇതാണ് കൈദി എന്ന തമിഴ് സിനിമയെ കൂടുതൽ

തെറിയും മെർസലും കണ്ടവർക്ക് ഒരു ഏകദേശ ധാരണയുണ്ടാവും വിജയും ആറ്റ്ലിയും ഒരുമിക്കുമ്പോൾ എന്തായിരിക്കും സംഭവിക്കുകയെന്ന്. എന്നാൽ ആ ധാരണകളെയും പ്രതീക്ഷകളെയും മറികടക്കുന്ന ഒന്നൊന്നര വെടിച്ചില്ല് ഐറ്റമാണ് ഇന്ന് പ്രദർശനത്തിന് എത്തിയ ബിഗിൽ. വിജയിന്റെ എവർബെസ്റ്റ് ബ്ലോക്ക് ബസ്റ്ററുകളായ ഗില്ലി, പോക്കിരി, തുപ്പാക്കി എന്നിവയുടെ റെയ്ഞ്ചിൽ പെടുത്താവുന്ന ആദ്യ പകുതിയും സമ്പൂർണമായി സ്ത്രീകൾക്ക് ഡെഡിക്കേറ്റ് ചെയ്തു കൊണ്ടുള്ള

ഉരുവം എന്നാൽ രൂപം എന്നാണ് തമിഴിൽ അർത്ഥം. അരുവം എന്നാൽ രൂപമില്ലാത്തത്. അതായത് 'Shapeless'. ഒരു ഹൊറർ സിനിമയ്ക്ക് ഇടാൻ ഏറ്റവും അനുയോജ്യമായ പേരുതന്നെ.സിദ്ധാർത്ഥ് സത്യനാരായൺ, കാതറീൻ ട്രീസ എന്നിവർ മുഖ്യവേഷത്തിൽ അഭിനയിച്ച് സായി ശേഖർ സംവിധാനം ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്ന ഉരുവം പക്ഷേ ഒരു ഹൊറർ സിനിമയെന്ന നിലയിൽ നൂറുശതമാനം പൊട്ടയാണ്. യെസ്, നൂറു ശതമാനമെന്ന് പറഞ്ഞാൽ

പടത്തിന്റെ പേരും ഇരുണ്ട ടോണിലുള്ള പോസ്റ്ററുകളും കാണുമ്പോൾ മാലഫിസന്റ്: മിസ്ട്രസ് ഓഫ് ഈവിൾ ഒരു ഹൊറർ സിനിമയോ ഡാർക്ക് ഷെയിഡുകൾ വാരി വിതറിയ കടുംവെട്ട് ഐറ്റമോ ആണെന്ന് തോന്നിപ്പോവും. പക്ഷെ ആ തോന്നലിന്റെ നേരെ വിപരീതമായ കാഴ്ചാനുഭവമാണ് ഈ മിസ്ട്രസ് പകർന്നു തരുന്നത്. കാഴ്ചാനുഭവം എന്നൊന്നും ലഘുവായി പറഞ്ഞാൽ പോര. 'ദി റിയൽ വിഷ്വൽ എക്സ്ട്രാവഗൻസ' --- അതാണ്! അതിഗംഭീരമായൊരു വിഷ്വൽ ട്രീറ്റ് എന്ന് അടിവര

  ലോകസിനിമയിൽ ആദ്യമായി കേൾവിശക്തിയും സംസാരശേഷിയും ഇല്ലാത്ത ഇരുനൂറ് പേര് ഒന്നിച്ചഭിനയിക്കുന്ന സിനിമയെന്ന പോസ്റ്റർ കണ്ടാണ് മൗനാക്ഷരങ്ങൾക്ക് കോഴിക്കോട് ശ്രീ തിയേറ്ററിൽ കയറിയത്. 200 നിശ്ശബ്ദകലാകാരന്മാർ അഭിനയിക്കുന്നു എന്നത് മാത്രമല്ല ഈ വിഭാഗത്തിൽപ്പെട്ട ആളുകൾ മാത്രമേ ഈ സിനിമയിൽ അഭിനയിച്ചിട്ടുള്ളൂ എന്നൊരു വാർത്തയും മൗനാക്ഷരങ്ങളെ സംബന്ധിച്ചു കേട്ടിരുന്നു. രണ്ടായാലും അതൊരു പ്രോത്സാഹിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടേണ്ട ഉദ്യമമാണല്ലോ. സിനിമയ്ക്ക് കയറാൻ ഈ തോന്നൽ പ്രചോദനമായി. ശുദ്ധമായ വെയിസ്റ്റ്‌ എന്ന് അടിവര

ഭേദപ്പെട്ടതും വിഷയവൈവിധ്യമുള്ളതുമായ സിനിമകൾ സംവിധാനം ചെയ്യാൻ താൽപര്യമുളള ആളാണ് എം എ നിഷാദ് എന്ന ഡയറക്റ്റർ. അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ സിനിമകളുടെ ലിസ്റ്റ് എടുത്ത് നോക്കിയാൽ ഈ ഒരു ആത്മാർത്ഥത കൃത്യമായി ബോധ്യപ്പെടും. എന്നാൽ അതിന്റെ ഫലം തിയേറ്റർ പ്രതികരണങ്ങളിൽ ലഭിക്കാറില്ലെന്നത് വേറെ കാര്യം. ഈയാഴ്ച തിയേറ്ററുകളിൽ എത്തിയ തെളിവ് ഏറ്റവും പുതിയ 'നിഷാദ്–സിനിമ'യാണ്. കണ്ടിരിക്കാവുന്ന ഒരു ആവറേജ് സിനിമ എന്ന് അടിവര.  

സ്ത്രീ സുരക്ഷ എന്നുള്ളത് പ്രമേയമാക്കി അധികം മലയാള സിനിമകൾ മുഖ്യധാരാ ചലച്ചിത്ര മേഖലയിൽ പോലും വന്നിട്ടില്ല. ഇവിടെയാണ് പ്രദീപ് കാളിപുറത്തിന്റെ സംവിധാനത്തിൽ ഒരുങ്ങിയ സേഫ് കാഴ്ചക്കാരിൽ ഒരാകാംക്ഷയായി മാറുന്നത്. പെൺവാണിഭ, സെക്സ് മാഫിയയുടെ കെണിയിലകപ്പെടുന്ന സ്ത്രീകളും പെൺകുട്ടികളുമെല്ലാം കൂടി വരുന്ന ഒരു വർത്തമാനകാലത്ത് ഇത്തരമൊരു പ്രമേയത്തെ ഏറെ താത്പര്യത്തോടെയാണ് നോക്കിക്കാണുന്നതെന്നതും ഈ ചലച്ചിത്രത്തിന്റെ പ്രാധാന്യം കൂട്ടുന്നുണ്ട്.  

നൂറ്റിപ്പത്ത് മിനിറ്റ് നേരത്തിന്റെ ദൈർഘ്യമേ ഉള്ളൂ ടൊവിനോയുടെ പുതിയ സിനിമയായ എടക്കാട് ബറ്റാലിയൻ 06 ന്. ഒരു ആവറേജ് ഇന്ത്യൻ കൊമേഴ്‌സ്യൽ സിനിമയ്ക്ക് ഉണ്ടാവാറുള്ള സ്‌ക്രീനിംഗ് ടൈമിനേക്കാൾ വളരെ കുറവ്. പക്ഷെ, ആ 110 മിനിറ്റ് പോലും തിയേറ്ററിൽ സമ്മാനിച്ചത് സഹനത്തിന്റെയും ബോറടിയുടെയും പരകോടിയിൽ, ജീവപര്യന്തം കഠിനതടവ് അനുഭവിക്കുന്നവന്റേത് പോലുള്ള ഒരു പീഡാനുഭവമാണ്. സ്‌കൂൾ

തുരീയം എന്ന സിനിമയ്ക്കായി ഇന്ന് എറണാകുളം സംഗീതയിൽ കയറി ഇരുന്ന ശേഷമാണ് വിചിത്രമായ ആ ടൈറ്റിലിന്റെ അർത്ഥം ഗൂഗിളിൽ തിരഞ്ഞത്. സംഗതി സംസ്കൃതമാണ് സംസ്കൃതം. വേദാന്തത്തിൽ പ്രതിപാദിക്കുന്ന ഒരു അവസ്ഥയാണത്രെ സംസ്കൃതാർത്ഥപ്രകാരം തുരീയം. ജാഗ്രത്, സ്വപ്നം, സുഷുപ്തി എന്നിങ്ങനെ നമ്മൾക്ക് പരിചയമുള്ള മൂന്ന് നിത്യ ജീവിതാവസ്ഥകൾക്ക് അപ്പുറമുള്ള ഫോർത്ത് സ്റ്റേറ്റ് ഓഫ് ലൈഫ്. ഏറക്കുറെ മോക്ഷം

ലോകം ഈവർഷം ഏറ്റവും പ്രതീക്ഷയർപ്പിച്ച്‌ കാത്തിരുന്ന സിനിമ "ജോക്കർ" കഴിഞ്ഞ ആഴ്ച ആയിരുന്നു വേള്‍ഡ് വൈഡ് റിലീസ്‌ എങ്കിലും കേരളത്തിൽ വിരലിലെണ്ണാവുന്ന സെന്ററുകളിൽ മാത്രമേ പ്രദർശനത്തിനെത്തിയിരുന്നുള്ളൂ. തൃശൂരിന് വടക്ക് കോഴിക്കോട്ടെ ഒറ്റ തിയേറ്ററിൽ മാത്രമായിരുന്നു ഷോ. സിനിമാപ്രേമികൾ കേരളത്തിലങ്ങോളമിങ്ങോളമുള്ള തിയേറ്ററുകളുടെ എഫ് ബി പേജുകളിൽ നിരാശ അടക്കാനാവാതെ രോഷപ്രകടനം നടത്തി പൊങ്കാലയിട്ടു . ഏതായാലും ഒരാഴ്ച വൈകിയാണെങ്കിലും

ದೆವ್ವಗಳು ತುಂಬಿದ ಮನೆ. ಆ ದೆವ್ವಗಳು ಮನೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರಹಾಕುವ ಸಾಹಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೈಹಾಕುವ ರಘುಪತಿ-ರಾಘವ-ರಾಜ-ರಾಮ್. ದೆವ್ವಗಳು ಜೊತೆ ಈ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರ ಜುಗಲ್ ಬಂದಿ ಸಖತ್ ಮಜಾ ಕೊಡುತ್ತೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ.... (ಮಾಹಿತಿ: ತಮಿಳಿನ 'ಪೆಟ್ರೋಮ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್' ಚಿತ್ರದ ರೀಮೇಕ್) ಚಿತ್ರ: ಮನೆ ಮಾರಾಟಕ್ಕಿದೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಮಂಜು ಸ್ವರಾಜ್ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಎಸ್ ವಿ ಬಾಬು ಕಲಾವಿದರು:

ಪಿ ವಾಸು ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ ಎಂದಾಗ, ದ್ವಾರಕೀಶ್ ಬ್ಯಾನರ್ ಎಂದಾಗ, ಶಿವರಾಜ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ನಟನೆ ಎಂದಾಗ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಮೂರನ್ನು ಈಡೇರಿಸುವ ಸಿನಿಮಾ 'ಆಯುಷ್ಮಾನ್ ಭವ'. ಇದು ತುಂಬು ಕುಟುಂಬದ, ಸುಂದರ, ಸಂಗೀತಮಯ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಫ್ಯಾಮಿಲಿ ಕೂತು ಖುಷಿಯಿಂದ ನೋಡಬಹುದಾದ ಒಂದು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಕೌಟುಂಬಿಕ ಸಿನಿಮಾ.

'ಕಪಟ ನಾಟಕ ಪಾತ್ರಧಾರಿ'...ಇದು ಮೇಲ್ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಆಟೋ ಡ್ರೈವರ್ ಒಬ್ಬರ ರೆಗ್ಯುಲರ್ ಕಥೆ. ಫ್ಯಾಮಿಲಿ, ಲವ್, ವಿಲನ್ ಎಂದು ಊಹಿಸಿದ್ದರೆ ಆ ಊಹೆ ತಪ್ಪು. ಇದು ಕಂಪ್ಲೀಟ್ ಮನರಂಜನೆ ತುಂಬಿದ ರೋಚಕ ಕಥೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ..... ಚಿತ್ರ: ಕಪಟ ನಾಟಕ ಪಾತ್ರಧಾರಿನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಕ್ರಿಶ್ಕಲಾವಿದರು: ಬಾಲು ನಾಗೇಂದ್ರ, ಸಂಗೀತಾ ಭಟ್, ಕರಿ ಸುಬ್ಬು ಮತ್ತು ಇತರರುಬಿಡುಗಡೆ: 8 ನವೆಂಬರ್  

'ಐ ಯಾಮ್ ವರ್ಜಿನ್.. ಐ ಸ್ವಿಲ್ ಫಿಟ್ ಟು ಹ್ಯಾವ್ ಅಲ್ ರೈಟ್ಸ್ ಟು ಲೀವ್..'' ಇದು ಅತ್ಯಾಚಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಒಳಗಾದ ರಂಗನಾಯಕಿ ಹೇಳುವ ಮಾತು. 'ರಂಗನಾಯಕಿ' ಎದುರು ನಿಂತ 'ದಂಡುಪಾಳ್ಯ' ಗ್ಯಾಂಗ್ ಅತ್ಯಾಚಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಒಳಗಾಗುವ ಒಬ್ಬ ಯುವತಿ ಹೇಗೆ ಆ ಘಟನೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರಬರುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಹೇಗೆ ಅದನ್ನು ಧೈರ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಎದುರಿಸುತ್ತಾಳೆ, ಸಮಾಜ ಆಕೆಯನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸುತ್ತದೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ರಂಗನಾಯಕಿ

ಏಳೆಂಟು ಜನರ ಗುಂಪು....ಕೆಲಸ ಕೇಳುವ ಅಥವಾ ಕುಡಿಯಲು ನೀರು ಕೇಳುವ ನೆಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂಟಿ ಹೆಂಗಸರು ಇರುವ ಮನೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಬರ್ತಾರೆ. ಯಾರೂ ಇಲ್ಲದ ಸಮಯ ನೋಡಿ ಮನೆಗೆ ನುಗ್ಗಿ ಆಸ್ತಿ-ಪಾಸ್ತಿಯನ್ನ ದೋಚಿಕೊಂಡು, ಆ ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಮಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಅತ್ಯಾಚಾರ ಮಾಡಿ, ಕೊಲೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಪರಾರಿ ಆಗ್ತಾರೆ. ದಂಡುಪಾಳ್ಯ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಹಿಂದೆ ಬಂದಿದ್ದ ಮೂರು ಚಿತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇದನ್ನು

ಎರಡು ದಿನ ಮುಂಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಕಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಹಬ್ಬ ಶುರುವಾಗಿದೆ. ಕಾರಣ ಇಳಯದಳಪತಿ ವಿಜಯ್ ನಟನೆಯ 'ಬಿಗಿಲ್' ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. 'ಬಿಗಿಲ್' ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಜಯ್ ಮೂರು ಶೇಡ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಫುಲ್ ಬಾಲ್ ಆಟದ ದೃಶ್ಯಗಳು ರೋಮಾಂಚಕವಾಗಿವೆ. ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಅಟ್ಲೀ ಸ್ಕ್ರೀನ್ ಪ್ಲೇ ಯನ್ನು ಜನ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ವಿಜಯ್ ಪವರ್ ಫುಲ್ ನಟನೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಆಗಿದೆ.

90ರ ದಶಕದ ಬ್ಯಾಕ್ ಡ್ರಾಪ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಗಂಟುಮೂಟೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಮೂಡಿ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಹೈಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಹೊಸ್ತಿಲಲ್ಲಿ ಯುವತಿಯ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನ ತಳಮಳ, ಹದಿಹರಿಯದ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನವರ ಆಸೆಗಳು, ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಮತ್ತು ನಿಜ ಜೀವನ ಎರಡು ಒಂದೆ ಎಂದು ಭ್ರಮೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕುವ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನ ಕಥೆಯನ್ನು 'ಗಂಟುಮೂಟೆ' ಮೂಲಕ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕಿ ರೂಪ ರಾವ್. ಹೈಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಹೋಗುವ ಮೀರಾ ಚಿತ್ರದ ನಾಯಕಿ. ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಸಿನಿಮಾಕಥೆ

ಕೆಲದಿನಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ 'ಭರಾಟೆ' ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಆಕ್ಷನ್ ಟೀಸರ್ ವೊಂದು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಆಗಿತ್ತು. ಆ ಟೀಸರ್ ತುಂಬ ಫೈಟ್ಸ್ ಗಳು ಇತ್ತು. ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ತುಂಬ ಆಕ್ಷನ್ ತುಂಬಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.ಮಾಸ್ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಫುಲ್ ಕಿಕ್ ಕೊಡುವಂತೆ ಭರಾಟೆ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದಿದೆ.

ಸಾವಿರ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಹೇಳಿ ಒಂದು ಮದುವೆ ಮಾಡು.....ಎಂಬ ಗಾದೆ ಮಾತಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಸೃಜನ್ ಲೋಕೇಶ್ ಹೇಳುವ ಒಂದು ಸುಳ್ಳು, ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಸುಳ್ಳುಗಳನ್ನ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕುತ್ತೆ. ಆ ಸುಳ್ಳಿನ ಗೋಡೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಟ್ಟುವ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯನ್ನ ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಸೃಜನ್ ಪಡುವ ಹರಸಾಹಸವೇ 'ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ದೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ತನಕ'. ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ..... ಚಿತ್ರ: ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ದೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ತನಕ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರು: ಸೃಜನ್

ಶರಣ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕಾಸಿಗೆ ಮೋಸ ಆಗಲ್ಲ. ಮನರಂಜನೆಗೆ ಕೊರತೆ ಇರಲ್ಲ. ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಕಿಕ್ ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಎಂಬ ಮಾತುಗಳಿವೆ. ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಂಶಗಳನ್ನ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರವೇ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಇನ್ ಅಮೇರಿಕಾ.

ಹದಿನೆಂಟನೇ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಹೆಸರಿನ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರರೊಬ್ಬರು ಇದ್ದರು ಎನ್ನುವುದನ್ನು ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಮುಂದೆ ತರುವುದು ತಮಾಷೆಯ ಮಾತಲ್ಲ. ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಅಥವಾ ಪೌರಾಣಿಕ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಮಾಡುವುದೂ ಸುಲಭದ ಕೆಲಸವೇನಲ್ಲ. ಬಹುಕಾಲದ ನಂತರ ಮೆಗಾಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಚಿರಂಜೀವಿ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಭೂಮಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ 'ಸೈರಾ ನರಸಿಂಹ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ' ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ ಎರಡರಂದು ಮೂರುವರೆ ಸಾವಿರಕ್ಕೂ ಅಧಿಕ ಸ್ಕ್ರೀನ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತೆರೆಕಂಡಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ

ಮೆಗಾಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಚಿರಂಜೀವಿ, ಬಿಗ್ ಬಿ ಅಮಿತಾಭ್ ಬಚ್ಚನ್, ಕಿಚ್ಚ ಸುದೀಪ್, ವಿಜಯ್ ಸೇತುಪತಿ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ದೊಡ್ಡ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕಲಾವಿದರು ಅಭಿನಯಿಸಿರುವ ಸೈರಾ ನರಸಿಂಹ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಂದು ದೇಶ ವಿದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಗ್ರ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ಆಗಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರ ಉಯ್ಯಾಲವಾಡ ನರಸಿಂಹ ರೆಡ್ಡಿಯ ಜೀವನಾಧಾರಿತ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇದಾಗಿದ್ದು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾರಿ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಮೂಡಿಸಿತ್ತು. ನಿಯಮ ಮೀರಿ ರಿಲೀಸ್

'ಕಿಸ್' ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನಿನ್ನೆ (ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ) ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಮತ್ತೆ ಎ ಪಿ ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳಿ, ಹೊಸ ಜೋಡಿಯನ್ನು ಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಯುವ ಜನತೆಗೆ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಆಗುವ ಕಥೆ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಲವ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಆಗಿರುವ ಈ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ರಾಯಲ್ ಹುಡುಗ ಹಾಗೂ ಕ್ಯೂಟ್ ಹುಡುಗಿಯ ಕಿಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್ ಕಥೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಮೊದಲ ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ನಟ ವಿರಾಟ್

'ಅಂಬಾರಿ', 'ಅದ್ಧೂರಿ', 'ರಾಟೆ' ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಮ ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದ, ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಎಪಿ ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಮತ್ತೆ ಲವ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಮೂಲಕ ಬಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 'ಕಿಸ್' ಒಂದು ಕ್ಯೂಟ್ ಲವ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದು ಇಂದಿನ ಯುವ ಜನತೆಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಆಗುವ ಒಂದು ಡಿಸೆಂಟ್ ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ.

'ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗನೇ ಯಜಮಾನ, ಕನ್ನಡಿಗನೇ ಸಾರ್ವಭೌಮ....' ಸ್ವಾಭಿಮಾನಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗನ ಹೋರಾಟದ ಕಥೆಯ ಜೊತೆ ಸುಂದರವಾದ ಪ್ರೇಮಕಥೆಯ ನಂಟು. ಗಣೇಶ್ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಇಮೇಜ್ ಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಂತೆ ಕಥೆಯೂ ಇದೆ. ಗಣೇಶ್ ಅವರಿಂದ ಏನಾದರೂ ಹೊಸ ರೀತಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಬೇಕಲ್ವಾ ಎಂದುಕೊಂಡವರಿಗೆ ಸರ್ಪ್ರೈಸ್ ಕೂಡ ಇದೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ...

ಗಾಂಧಿನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಸದ್ಯ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್ ಚಿತ್ರದ್ದೇ ಮಾತು. ಒಂದು ಕಡೆ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಪಾಸಿಟಿವ್, ನೆಗೆಟೀವ್ ಅಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ, ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಕಡೆ, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ತಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಎರಡು ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ನಟರ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಅನಾವಶ್ಯಕ ವಾಕ್ಸಮರ. ಹಿಂದೊಮ್ಮೆ, ಚಿತ್ರ ವಿಮರ್ಶಕರು ಒಂದು ಮಾತನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದರು. ಚಿತ್ರ ನೋಡಿ ಹೊರಬರುವಾಗ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಕೆಲವೊಂದು ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶ, ಪಾತ್ರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾನೆಂದರೆ, ಚಿತ್ರ

'ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್' ಅಖಾಡಕ್ಕೆ ಇಳಿದಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಕ್ರೀಡಾ ಹಿನ್ನಲೆಯ ಭಾವನಾತ್ಮಕ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಬಹುಪಾಲು ಜನರಿಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಆಗಿದೆ. ನಿನ್ನೆ (ಗುರುವಾರ) ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಆಗಿದ್ದು, ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಹೌಸ್ ಫುಲ್ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಸುದೀಪ್ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿಗೆ ಪಡೆಯುವಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಸುದೀಪ್ ಪಾತ್ರ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆ, ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಸಂದೇಶ, ಕುಸ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬಾಕ್ಸಿಂಗ್ ಆಟವನ್ನು ಪರದೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವ ರೀತಿ ತುಂಬ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ. Pailwan

''ಬಲ ಇದೆ ಅಂತ ಹೊಡೆದಾಡುವವನು ರೌಡಿ. ಆದ್ರೆ, ಬಲವಾದ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊಡೆದಾಡುವನು ಈ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ'' 'ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್' ಕ್ರೀಡಾ ಹಿನ್ನಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದ ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಮನರಂಜನೆ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗುವವರಿಗೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಷ್ಟ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಸುದೀಪ್ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್ ಹಬ್ಬದಂತೆ ಇದೆ. ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಎಂಬ ಕುಸ್ತಿ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನನ ಸಾಧನೆಯ ಕಥೆಯೇ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರ. ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತಿಕೆಯ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಹಸವೂ ಇದೆ. ಸಂಬಂಧದ ಮಹತ್ವವೂ ಇದೆ.  

ಅಭಿನಯ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಕಿಚ್ಚ ಸುದೀಪ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಂದು ದೇಶ-ವಿದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಕೆಲವು ಕಡೆ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ 5.30ಕ್ಕೆ ಮೊದಲ ಶೋ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭವಾಗಿದೆ. ಬಾರಿ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್ ಕೆಲವು ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಮನ ಗೆದ್ದರೆ ಇನ್ನು ಕೆಲವರಿಗೆ ನಿರಾಸೆ ಮೂಡಿಸಿದೆ. ಕೆಜಿಎಫ್, ಕುರುಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಮುಂದೆ ಗೆದ್ದು ನಿಲ್ಲಲೇಬೇಕಿದೆ ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್ ಮೊದಲ ಶೋ

'ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ' ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಬಳಿಕ ಪ್ರಭಾಸ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ ಚಿತ್ರ ಬರ್ತಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಸಹಜವಾಗಿ ಕುತೂಹಲ, ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿತ್ತು. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ತಕ್ಕಂತೆ ಸಾಹೋ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಕೂಡ ರಿಲೀಸ್ಗೆ ಮುಂಚೆ ಸದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿತ್ತು. ಸಾಹೋ ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಮೇಲೆ ಮಿಶ್ರಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆ ಎದುರಾಗಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರ: ಸಾಹೋನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಸುಜಿತ್ ರೆಡ್ಡಿಕಲಾವಿದರು: ಪ್ರಭಾಸ್, ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾ ಕಪೂರ್, ಜಾಕಿ ಶ್ರಾಫ್, ನೀಲ್ ನಿತಿನ್ ಮುಖೇಶ್, ಅರುಣ್ ವಿಜಯ್, ಮಂದಿರಾ ಬೇಡಿಬಿಡುಗಡೆ:

ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ ನಂತರ ಪ್ರಭಾಸ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ ಸಾಹೋ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದ್ದು, ಬಾಕ್ಸ್ ಆಫೀಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಎಲ್ಲ ದಾಖಲೆಗಳನ್ನ ಅಳಿಸುಹಾಕುತ್ತೆ ಎಂಬ ಲೆಕ್ಕಾಚಾರ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಸುಮಾರು 350 ಕೋಟಿ ಬಜೆಟ್, ಹಾಲಿವುಡ್ ರೇಂಜ್ ಆಕ್ಷನ್, ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾ ಕಪೂರ್ ಹೀರೋಯಿನ್, ಕಲಾವಿದರ ದಂಡು ಇದೆಲ್ಲ ಸೇರಿ ಸಾಹೋ ಮೇಲೆ ಬೆಟ್ಟದಷ್ಟು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಹುಟ್ಟಿಕೊಂಡಿತ್ತು. ಇದಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲಾ ಇಂದು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ

ಯಾವುದೇ ಕಾಲ ಇರಲಿ... ಟ್ರೆಂಡ್ ಹೇಗಿಯೇ ಬದಲಾಗಲಿ.. ಇಂಡಸ್ಟ್ರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾರರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು ಬರುತ್ತಲೇ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ. ದೆವ್ವಗಳಿಗೆ ಯಾವ ಹೊತ್ತು ಬಿಡಿ... ಅಂದಹಾಗೆ, ಈ ವಾರ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಹಾರರ್ ಥ್ರಿಲ್ಲರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಅದೇ 'ರಾಂಧವ'. ನಾಯಕ ರಾಬರ್ಟ್ (ಭುವನ್ ಪೊನ್ನಣ್ಣ) ವಿಚಿತ್ರವಾದ ಗೂಬೆಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಡಾಕ್ಯೂಮೆಂಟರಿ ಮಾಡಲು ಹೊರಡುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಹೀಗೆ ಇರುವ ನಾಯಕನಿಗೆ ವಿಚಿತ್ರ ಕನಸುಗಳು

ಸಿನಿಮಾ: ಉಡುಂಬಾ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಶಿವರಾಜ್ ತಾರ ಬಳಗ: ಪವನ್, ಚಿರಶ್ರೀ ಅಂಜನ್, ಶರತ್ ಲೋಹಿತಾಶ್ವ 'ಉಡುಂಬಾ' ಕರಾವಳಿ ತೀರದ ಕತೆ. ಒಂದು ಊರು, ಇಬ್ಬರು ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳು, ಪ್ರೀತಿಗೆ ಆಗುವ ಅಡಚಣೆ, ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಾಗಿ ಹೋರಾಟ, ಖಳ ನಟನ ಸಾವು ಇದಿಷ್ಟು ಈ ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದು ಹೋಗುವ ದೃಶ್ಯಗಳು. ಇದರ ನಡುವೆ ಒಂದು ಸರ್ ಪ್ರೈಸ್ ಅಂಶ ನೋಡುಗರಿಗಾಗಿ ಕಾದಿದೆ. ಮೀನು

ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಮೂರು ಕಥೆಗಳ ಒಂದು ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಪೊಲೀಸರು ಒಂದು ಕೊಲೆಯನ್ನು ಭೇದಿಸುತ್ತ ಹೋದಾಗ, ಮತ್ತೆರಡು ಕ್ರೈಂ ಪ್ರಕರಣದ ಕಥೆ ತೆರೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೆ. ಈ ಮೂರು ಕ್ರೈಂ ಪ್ರಕರಣ ಹೇಗೆ ಒಂದಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಹೆಣೆದುಕೊಂಡಿರುತ್ತೆ, ಈ ಮೂರು ಕಥೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಲಿಂಕ್ ಆಗಿರುತ್ತೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದೇ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ....

ಕನ್ನಡಕದ ಮೇಲೊಂದು ತ್ರೀಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡಕ, ಅಜ್ಜ, ಅಜ್ಜಿ, ಅಪ್ಪ, ಅಮ್ಮ ಕುಟುಂಬ ಸಮೇತ ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರಕ್ಕೆ ದಾಂಗುಡಿಯಿಟ್ಟ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕ. ಮಹಾಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರುವ ಕ್ಲೈಮ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ 'ಕುರುಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ' ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರುವ ಕಥೆ, ಪಾತ್ರಧಾರಿಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿದಿರಬೇಕು ಎನ್ನುವ ಕಾರಣವೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ತುಂಬಿ ಕುಳಿತ ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರ. ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಗೀತೆಗೆ ಎದ್ದುನಿಂತ ನಂತರ, ಸಿಗರೇಟ್ ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಹಾನಿಕರ ಎನ್ನುವ ಸಂದೇಶದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಆರಂಭ.

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Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt criticised the scheduling at the revamped Davis Cup Finals after his team lost 2-1 to Canada in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

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Canada's tennis revolution continued as they claimed their first Davis Cup victory over Australia to reach the semi-finals on Thursday with 150th-ranked Vasek Pospisil the hero once again.

Canada booked their place in the Davis Cup semi-finals as Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov won the deciding rubber against Australia on Thursday.

Diego Maradona decided to stay on as coach of Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima in a surprising about turn on Thursday, two days after saying he was leaving his job at the struggling first division side.

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American Webb Simpson birdied his last three holes to take a one-stroke lead in the first round of the RSM Classic in Georgia on Thursday.

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from the Davis Cup Finals after the death of his father on Thursday.

The president of Russia's athletics federation and several other federation officials were suspended on Thursday by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for serious breaches of anti-doping rules, adding to the federation's woes ahead of next year's Olympics.

American number three Reilly Opelka signed off from the Davis Cup Finals by firing a shot at the looming ATP Cup, describing the team event in Australia as "pathetic".

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Serbia sealed their place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals in straightforward fashion but Britain survived another nailbiter before joining them in the last-eight on Thursday.

New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, who described himself as happy and humble, has vowed to bring success to the struggling north London club and said they could even win the Premier League next season.

Winger Gareth Bale has been heavily criticised by the Spanish media for celebrating Wales' Euro 2020 qualification by holding up a flag that appeared to indicate his passion to play for Real Madrid is way down the pecking order.

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav returned to India's squads for next month's limited-overs home series against West Indies, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday.

This year's Copa Libertadores final features two of the biggest clubs in South America, but Saturday’s encounter between River Plate and Flamengo is unusual in that attention is focused as much on the coaches as the players.

India maybe the last major test playing nation to embrace pink-ball cricket but they have left no stone unturned in promoting their first day-night test which will begin in front of a sellout crowd at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Friday.

The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show, known for its jewel-encrusted bras and supermodels sporting angel wings, will not be held this holiday season, parent L Brands Inc said on Thursday.

A 1939 comic book that introduced Marvel characters for the first time sold for a record $1.26 million at auction, Dallas-based auctioneer Heritage Auctions said on Thursday.

British band Coldplay will not tour to promote their new album, but are working on how to make their gigs environmentally sustainable, lead singer Chris Martin said.

A culture of indigenous transgender women that has been part of southern Mexico's heritage for centuries is primed for global fashion cachet thanks to one of the world's top style magazines.

Apple Inc has canceled the world premiere of movie "The Banker," one of its first original films, as it investigates unspecified concerns surrounding the period drama, the company said on Wednesday.

Pop newcomers Lizzo, Billie Eilish and country rapper Lil Nas X dominated Grammy nominations on Wednesday in a list for the highest awards in the music industry that favored diversity and women over established stars like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Madonna.

Two years after the #MeToo scandal first roiled Hollywood, causing dozens of powerful men to lose their jobs, a new group on Wednesday launched what it said was the largest-ever industry-wide survey aimed at countering sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.

Jussie Smollett has filed a lawsuit accusing Chicago of maliciously prosecuting him after concluding that the actor's claim to having been the victim of a racist and homophobic beating on a city street was a hoax.

Queen Elizabeth presented broadcaster David Attenborough with an award on Wednesday for his hit television nature series Blue Planet II, which raised public awareness around the world of the danger of plastic pollution in oceans.

A Hollywood movie studio executive once suggested that Julia Roberts could play Harriet Tubman, the 19th century escaped slave who is seen as an African-American icon.

The nominations for the Grammy Awards, the highest honors in the music industry, were announced on Wednesday.

In the sequel to Walt Disney Co's 2013 hit animated musical "Frozen," sisters Anna and Elsa find themselves drawn far outside their icy kingdom of Arendelle.

British singer-songwriter Elton John said he was so worried about getting the words wrong when performing an adaptation of "Candle In the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral that he had a teleprompter installed by the piano.

British rock band The Who became the first act to receive a paving stone on the Music Walk of Fame in London on Tuesday, in the unveiling of a new cultural attraction that echoes the starry sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard.

In 1990, a bikini-clad Madonna wrapped in a U.S. flag urged MTV viewers to vote in Senate elections as the youth television network partnered with a “Rock the Vote” campaign that mixed pop culture and politics.

Television series "The Crown" might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatization of the life and reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message.

Ukrainian Bogdan Senchukov wants to carve his way into the Guinness Records: by making the world's biggest collection of musical instruments from matchsticks. 

A miniature manuscript written by the teenage Charlotte Bronte is returning to her childhood home in West Yorkshire after it was bought by a British museum at auction in Paris.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney will headline Glastonbury Festival, the pinnacle of Britain's pop music calendar, for its 50th anniversary next year, organisers said on Monday.

Australia's flagship airline, Qantas, said on Monday it stood ready to offer legal assistance to a member of its flight crew named in a racism accusation by Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am on social media.

The Penske Ford driver spent much of the 30-minute session floating around the Top 10, one of his runs interrupted by a wild moment coming into Turn 11.Then, just inside the final minute, he soared to the top of the times, a 1m10.609s on his last lap leaving him 0.01s clear of outspoken rival Reynolds.The Erebus driver had gone fastest just seconds earlier, pulling more than four-tenths ...Keep reading

Johnson hasn't missed a Cup race since November, 2001, but that streak will end following next season.Although it will be the end of his career as a full-time Cup driver, it won't be a retirement from racing. "No, I'm wide open this is not a retirement from from driving race cars," he said in a press conference Thursday. "This is slowing down from 38 weekends a year and you certainly know ...Keep reading

Hamlin revealed earlier this month that he would undergo shoulder surgery during the offseason in order to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.Read Also:Denny Hamlin to have offseason shoulder surgeryThe discomfort did not preclude him from winning his way into the final four and battling for the 2019 championship, ultimately placing fourth in the standings after a ...Keep reading

Subject to change. All times and TV listings local (AEDT, GMT +11).Friday November 2209:00-09:20 SuperUtes – Practice 109:30-09:50 Toyota 86 Racing Series – Practice 110:00-10:20 Aussie Racing Cars – Practice10:35-11:15 Super2 – Practice 111:30-12:00 Supercars – Practice 1 (Fox Sports 506)12:25-12:45 SuperUtes – Practice 2 (Fox Sports 506)12:55-13:15 Toyota 86 Racing Series – ...Keep reading

Correa spent over a week on a life-support machine after his lungs filled with liquid as his body went into shock in the aftermath of the 70G impact at Raidillon. Once stablized, he subsequently underwent a 17-hour surgery on his leg injuries, and now faces a long rehabilitation phase at home in Miami.Speaking to the Mundo Sport radio show in Argentina, Correa gave an extensive insight into ...Keep reading

They went through fitness and simulator tests, and then spent three days on track at Silverstone – in a MSV Formula 2, LMP3 and Aston Martin Vantage GT3 – as they were put through their paces by the award judges last month.Only one driver will win the prize, which also includes a test in a Red Bull F1 car, a run in a Vantage GT3 and an Arai helmet, with the winner announced on December 8 ...Keep reading

Chase, who spent most of last season as a member of Starworks Motorsports’ part-time campaign with the Audi R8, will thus replace Richard Heistand who, together with Hawksworth, landed two GT Daytona-class wins this year. Chase became third man in the #14 Lexus at Road Atlanta last month.Team co-owner Jimmy Vasser said: “Parker is a young, up and coming driver, who showed good speed when ...Keep reading

Motorsport.com understands that approximately 80% of the asphalt has been re-laid at the 1.5-mile circuit, with several large manhole covers now installed in the undulating first and second sectors – where pools of water collected during the rain-affected practice sessions and caused the timetable for the 2018 event to be heavily revised.When asked about the changes by Motorsport.com in the ...Keep reading

The Finn, who was teammate to Sebastien Ogier in the Versailles-based squad, says he intends to fight for one of the remaining M-Sport seats left next season."I read the rumours, but I was expecting it to be more related to Seb, to be honest," Lappi told Motorsport.com."I tried to get some info from [team boss] Pierre [Budar] earlier, but he didn't really give me anything. I thought ...Keep reading

The team announced Thursday that Snider, 24, would run a partial schedule in the Xfinity Series in 2020 with sponsorship from TaxSlayer. His first race will be the Feb. 15 season opener at Daytona International Speedway.“I am thrilled to be driving for Richard Childress Racing in 2020,” Snider said. “It’s an honor to drive for a team with such a rich history in the sport, and I’m ...Keep reading

The 32-year-old driver is currently without a race seat for 2020.He was most recently linked to a deal in IndyCar with Ed Carpenter Racing, though team boss Ed Carpenter said this would not happen on Tuesday.In F1, he had been holding on to the slim possibility of a seat at Alfa Romeo before it extended Antonio Giovinazzi's deal.Hulkenberg had already acknowledged that he would not ...Keep reading

The production-based series issued a 2020 calendar on Thursday featuring 13 rounds, with Phillip Island as per usual hosting the season opener on February 28-March 1.But the Qatar round, which has hosted the final round of the series every year since 2014, has been shifted to mid-March, occupying the slot previously held by Buriram.The Thai track, along with Laguna Seca, have both been ...Keep reading

The governing body investigated a trio of fuel systems after the Brazilian Grand Prix, one believed to be from a Ferrari, another from a Ferrari customer team and a third from a non-Ferrari powered car.On Wednesday, the FIA issued its latest technical directive – a third in four weeks – instructing teams they will be required to add a second FIA-controlled sensor in 2020.Though it is ...Keep reading

Albon produced arguably the best race of his rookie F1 season at Interlagos to run as high as second before the end of the final safety car period.It all went wrong on the penultimate lap though when he was tapped into a spin by Lewis Hamilton and dropped down the order to finish 14th. Hamilton was later handed a five-second penalty for his part in the incident.But despite the day ending ...Keep reading

Iannone caused a red flag a couple of hours into Wednesday’s running at the Valencia test when his Aprilia burst into flames on the main straight on the run into Turn 1.Aprilia had no new items to test in Valencia – which Aleix Espargaro branded as “not at all” acceptable – but were trying different set-up solutions to apply to the development of its radical 2020 bike.One such ...Keep reading

Mercedes and Porsche have become the latest high-profile manufacturers to enter the all-electric championship this season, joining fellow German makes Audi and BMW, British car maker Jaguar and Japan’s Nissan, among others.Mercedes sets foot in Formula E on the back of its sixth straight title double in Formula 1, with its success stemming from the investment it made when the new hybrid ...Keep reading

The British driver described the four-race in China as "massively encouraging" despite the fact that the two Team LNT-run cars propped up the LMP1 order at the finish.Robertson led the early stages in the #6 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 that started second and set the fastest lap of the race in the opening stint, with Ben Hanley running behind in second.But after the first round of stops, Hanley had ...Keep reading

Espargaro tried a radical new KTM chassis on Tuesday, which he ended the opening day in eighth with, and had another specification at his disposal for Wednesday.The Spaniard had an early crash with his first new chassis on Day 2 but then he switched to the latest frame, and he was able to move up to second in the order with his only third laptime, just a few hundredths off Marquez's benchmark ...Keep reading

Part of World RX since 2016, the Latvian round had been in doubt due to uncertainty over government funding for the event.Having requested more time from World RX promotor IMG to secure enough support, the RA Events-run event will take up its now-traditional slot on the calendar as the ninth round, on September 19 – 20 next year.The event name will switch from being the World RX of ...Keep reading

Hamilton and Mercedes swept to the drivers' and constructors' title again in 2019, giving the team its sixth consecutive championship double and Hamilton is fifth crown in six seasons.Conversely, Ferrari's challenge fell away early in the year and Red Bull's transitional season with Honda meant it has been limited to three victories rather than a sustained championship bid.However, after ...Keep reading

Citroen's cited Ogier's departure for Toyota, which is set to be announced on Monday, as the reason for its withdrawal from the WRC in an announcement made on Wednesday.The six-time champion was surprised at the wording of Citroen's communication, saying he was concerned about the message Citroen had sent to other competitors in the WRC.Ogier told Motorsport.com: "Maybe communication ...Keep reading

The 2019-20 championship gets underway with the two races in Saudi Arabia on Friday and Saturday this week, with Porsche and Mercedes making their long-await FE bows.Mercedes will be able to lean on the data gathered by its HWA forerunner squad last season, where the Diriyah track featured on the FE calendar for the first time.Porsche did not have a feeder squad and Jani reckons the ...Keep reading

The Milton Keynes-based outfit sent a crew from its live demo team to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City in Russia to undergo a week of cosmonaut training to prepare for the pitstop.Using an Ilyushin II-76K training plane, which experiences zero gravity for around 20 seconds when it is put into a parabolic flight at 33,000 feet, the crew successfully changed tyres on an ...Keep reading

After a season that featured tense moments with team orders, Vettel and Leclerc came to blows late in the Brazilian Grand Prix in a collision that took both out of the race.Team principal Mattia Binotto declared the accident "silly" post-race and is now focused on avoiding a repeat, but dismissed replicating the "rules of engagement" Mercedes employed with its warring pair of Lewis Hamilton ...Keep reading

Ahead of its inaugural season scheduled for 2021, the XE off-road electric SUV will first participate in the shakedown ahead of January’s Dakar Rally, which will take place in Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2020.The XE car will then join the full field of competitors in the last stage - which will take place between Haradh and the Qiddiyah finishing point on January 17th.Alejandro ...Keep reading

"Tickets worth Rupees 52,36,000 were unsold. Why all the tickets were not sold-out? DDCA started online ticket sale quite late that too without proper advertisement," Khanna claimed in a media release.

Axar Patel has become the highest placed India bowler in the latest ICC ODI rankings after breaking into the top-10 bowler's list while legspinner Amit Mishra has vaulted 25 places to enter the top-20.

TOI Sports runs the rule over the performers for India during their 3-2 ODI series win over New Zealand. A report card on the players who featured in India's first ODI series win at home in two years, over NZ across five matches.

Mishra didn't mince words when asked about the frustration of having to sit out, but added that coach Anil Kumble's tips had helped him tide over the low phase.

India completed a 3-2 series win over New Zealand by beating them in the decider at Vizag by 190 runs. Here we look at the several passages of play that stood out during the match.

Amit Mishra finished with 5/18, his second ODI five-wicket haul as India beat New Zealand by a whopping 190 runs at Visakhapatnam to clinch the five match ODI series 3-2. Mishra was named both Man of the Match and the Player of the series.

Dhoni lavished praise on his bowlers for the resounding series-clinching win over New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI, describing the effort as "one of the best performances by the bowlers".

"His (Anil Kumble) mental support is the biggest thing for me. I sat out for the entire Test series but he supported me mentally and told me "don't worry, your time will come"," leg-spinner Amit Mishra said.

Bruised and battered by India after being bundled out for a meagre 79 while chasing 270 in the series-deciding fifth and final ODI, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson today termed the performance of his batting department as "frustrating".

The New Zealanders, after being thrashed in the three-match Test series, were expected to put up a much improved show in the One-dayers – a format which they have done well in over the years.

Dhoni faced the conventional white ball and practised his trademark shots in a lengthy session at the nets. The series poised at 2-2, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli stayed away from the nets.

"I think the guys are pretty excited to do what no other NZ side has ever done before - come over here and win a one-day series. The excitement in the group is very high," Tim Southee said on the eve of the series decider.

​​Jadhav, who's playing in place of an indisposed Suresh Raina, bowled for the first time in international cricket when MS Dhoni gave him the ball ahead of the regular spin duo of Axar Patel and Amit Mishra on a seaming Dharamsala track in the first one-dayer.

After scores of 0, 12, 7* and 3, MS Dhoni was sent up the order to No. 3 against Pakistan and proceed to smash 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and four sixes, setting the platform for India's 356/9 at Visakhapatnam in April 2005.

With conditions overcast, the last thing India would want is a wash-out. Despite weakening, cyclone Kyant, there's forecast of localised downpours as both the teams will keep their fingers crossed.

"Batting down the order is one of the toughest things to do. You don't get a (ready-made) player who's complete, who bats at No.5, 6 or 7, all the time," skipper MS Dhoni said.

Sourav Ganguly insisted that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should stick to batting at No 4 which will enable him and Virat Kohli could play the finishers' role. The former Indian captain however said India were not becoming too much over dependent on Kohli.

Eyeing a historic bilateral ODI series win in India, New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor said they are hungry to win the five-match series decider on Saturday and make up for the 0-3 whitewash in Tests. "You don't often win series away from home especially in the sub-continent," Taylor said.

India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the job of a finisher is one of the toughest and it is difficult to find a 'complete' player who is adept at batting in lower order and take the team through when the chips are down.

A look at the major talking points from the fourth ODI between India and New Zealand played at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium on Wednesday where the hosts went down by 19 runs allowing the Kiwis to level the series 2-2

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Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study released on Friday warns.

(Reuters Health) - More teenage girls and young women in rural communities become pregnant for the first time on purpose and carry first pregnancies to term, compared to their urban counterparts, a U.S. study suggests.

(Reuters Health) – Even among smokers, people who eat more fiber and yogurt may be less likely to develop lung cancer than those who don't consume much of these foods, a research review suggests.

(Reuters Health) - Hispanic Americans may experience worsening mental health when immigration arrests spike, a U.S. study suggests.

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday confirmed 47 deaths and 2,290 confirmed and probable illnesses associated with vaping in the United States.

(Reuters Health) - Experts recommend that home birth only be considered for low-risk pregnancies, but that's often not what happens in the U.S., where no formal guidelines exist, researchers say.

Many LGBT people in China are being forced to undergo "conversion therapy", often done by unscrupulous, unlicensed providers in a sector that operates with little oversight by the authorities, rights groups said.

Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the "popcorn lung" injury seen in workers exposed to flavorings in microwave popcorn.

More than 1,350 Australian women won a seven-year-old class action lawsuit on Thursday against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of the pharmaceutical giant's pelvic mesh implants.

A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election.

Democratic White House contenders united in backing the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but differed over the wisdom of imposing new taxes on the wealthy and how to expand healthcare coverage for Americans.

Hong Kong is looking into importing live pigs from countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, to supplement a dwindling supply from mainland China that has caused pork prices to surge, Food and Health Secretary Sophia Chan said on Wednesday.

A Florida-based charity will pay $4 million to resolve claims that it acted as a conduit for companies including Biogen Inc and Novartis AG to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced multiple sclerosis drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

(Reuters Health) - With the help of some London primary school children, scientists have discovered that certain soup broths passed down from generation to generation might aid in battling malaria by interrupting the life cycle of the deadly parasite.

TBILISI - City dwellers tend to live longer if they are in leafy neighborhoods, according to a study published on Wednesday that linked green areas to lower rates of premature death.

(Reuters Health) - Obese teens who have surgery to lose weight report better quality of life, less joint pain and fewer physical limitations after their operations than before, a new study suggests.

U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren along with fellow Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy wrote a letter to Alphabet's Google on Wednesday to raise questions about its access to the health records of tens of millions of Americans.

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Hosts Spain made smooth progress into the last eight of the Davis Cup Finals but elsewhere in La Caja Magica on Wednesday it proved a more arduous day for players, organizers and fans.

Reportedly, actor Jr NTR has declined the offer to feature in the upcoming Jayalalithaa biopic starring Kangana Ranaut. The actor was offered to play the role of his grandfather Nandamuri Taraka Rao (NTR) in the film titled Thalaivi. The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa has featured in several films along with NTR. The makers of Thalaivi had approached Jr NTR with the offer to play his grandfather but he politely declined it.

Jr NTR declined the offer to play his grandfather in Kangana Ranaut starrer Thalaivi?

Apparently, in the past, Jr NTR has said that he will never be able to play his grandfather on-screen. He had said it would be impossible for him to pull off the role as it’s very tough to replicate the veteran’s aura and charisma. Though, the actor in several of his movies has paid tribute to his grandfather but believes that he cannot play a full-length role.

Meanwhile, the makers are yet to finalise on the rest of the cast in the film where Kangana Ranaut will be seen playing the role of Jayalalithaa. The film stars Arvind Swami as former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and legendary actor MG Ramachandran.

Kangana Ranaut spent nearly six months prepping for the role. She trained in Bharatanatyam during the period and also underwent hours in the prosthetic make up sessions. The project directed by Vijay was announced along with its title and first look poster on February 25, on the 71st birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa.

Also Read: Thalaivi: Late Jayalalitha’s biopic starring Kangana Ranaut starts rolling 

There’s no stopping T-Series! Achieving yet another significant milestone and making India proud at the global level, the No. 1 music label of the Hindi film industry has officially become the first YouTube channel to reach 100 million subscribers on the video platform, racing ahead several noteworthy competitors including the internet sensation PewDiePie, with his subscriber base at 96 million.

T-Series becomes the first channel to cross 100 million subscribers on YouTube

From a rapidly-growing music company to a leading production house, the growth of the music giant T-Series has been tremendously impressive and certainly an inspiration to many. The company’s honcho, Bhushan Kumar has successfully transformed T-Series to a global entertainment production, ensuring the company’s efforts to stay relevant to a fast-evolving audience.

Having taken over the reins of the huge empire from his father Gulshan Kumar, Bhushan redefined the Indian music industry and meticulously chalked out a path for the company, increasing its reach and making it one of the biggest corporate giants in the music industry today.

As per a report published in Los Angeles Times recently, “T-Series’ channel includes Hindi and regional music, children’s programming, religious songs, and fitness. Its total subscribership dwarfs that of Justin Bieber (47 million), Ed Sheeran (43 million) and Taylor Swift (36 million).”

Today, T-Series is a one-stop-shop offering everything from music production, music acquisitions, movie production, to marketing and distribution, all under one roof. Set on reviving the independent music scene, the dynamic entrepreneur, Bhushan, has also directed a large amount of his production to make singles and non-film music.

With an exceptional run of box office hits this year, T-Series has an envious and impressive line-up in the coming year in which they will be collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry to deliver new, interesting and varied content to the audience.

Also Read: T-Series MixTape Punjabi Season 2: Neeti Mohan & Sukh E kickstart the season with their electrifying performance

Aayush Sharma and Arpita Khan Sharma's marital bliss recently completed five years. The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, was blessed with their first son Aahil in March, 2016. Aayush and Arpita are now set to embrace parenthood once more, as they await the arrival of their second child.

Aayush Sharma and Arpita Khan Sharma's second child to be born on Salman Khan's birthday?

Reportedly, the baby arrives in December. But that's not all! If a recent report is to be believed, then the couple has chosen 27th December i.e. Salman Khan's birthday, for Arpita's C section. We all know that Salman is Arpita's lifeline, and in turn, the superstar loves his sister and his nephew to no end. It would be so wonderful if the yet-to-be-born shares its birthday with the uncle!

Earlier, at this year's IIFA, Aayush had opened up on embracing parenting bliss for the second time. "I think the new arrival is always exciting. Arpita and I are expecting our second baby. Ours has been an amazing journey, so it starts all over again. We just can't wait for the baby to arrive," he had said.

On the work front, the actor will be next seen in Kwatha alongside Katrina Kaif's sister Isabelle Kaif.

Rani Mukerji is actively promoting her much-awaited next titled Mardaani 2 and she will be in Kolkata this Friday to meet thousands of college students to discuss the message of her hard-hitting film that deals with the rise of violent crimes committed by juveniles in India. Given that she will be in the city of joy on the same day as the inaugural Pink Ball Test Match that is set to happen at the Eden Gardens, it gives the makers a big opportunity to also promote Mardaani 2.

Rani Mukerji to head to Eden Gardens for the 1st day-night Pink Ball Test Match

“Rani will be at Eden Gardens when India takes on Bangladesh for the first test match to be played with the pink ball. Since she will be anyway in the city to promote Mardaani 2, this gave the team a huge opportunity to spread the message of the film to everyone who would be watching this much-hyped match,” reveals an informer.

Rani confirms saying, “This is the first time I will be watching a match at Eden gardens, I have always heard from my parents that the atmosphere at Eden is electrifying. It's going to be quite an experience for me to watch it live. I am hoping that I too can make wonderful memories out of this day. It’s another happy occasion since I am going to be presenting the message of Mardaani 2 to the people present there and million others who will be watching the match through the broadcaster.”

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 trailer has gripped the nation with his brilliant storyline. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Mardaani 2 focuses on the rise in violent crimes by juveniles in India and has definitely sparked a conversation on the threat this poses on young girls.

Rani is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2. She had delivered a knock-out performance in the superhit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. In Mardaani 2, Rani has been pitted against a very young yet dangerous villain who can be called pure evil.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 will be Rani’s next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered 250 crores worldwide. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.

Also Read: Makers of Mardaani 2 drop reference of Kota after locals allege it showed them in bad light

Six-film-old young but highly acclaimed actor, Bhumi Pednekar, is doing the most commercial film of her career with Pati, Pati Aur Woh and it seems like she was inspired by Karisma Kapoor’s outstanding act in Biwi No 1. While speaking about this, Bhumi also revealed that she has always been a huge fan of Karisma Kapoor.

"It’s a dream come true for me to play a role that is so strikingly similar to Karisma Kapoor's in Biwi No 1," says Bhumi Pednekar 

Bhumi said, “I have been a huge fan of Karisma Kapoor since I was a child. I even bought a dress that was similar to the one she wore in Raja Hindustani. For me, she is the epitome of a commercial film heroine and I have seen and loved her films.“

The actress adds, “A fabulous actor, she was outstanding in comedies and Biwi No 1 was a huge inspiration for me while I was preparing myself for Pati, Patni Aur Woh. Karisma as a simple bahu to becoming the firecracker in the film had bowled me over and she was my most definitive reference point to nail my role in this film.”

Bhumi says she is thrilled to play a character so similar to Karisma’s in Biwi No 1. “It’s a dream come true for me to play a role that is so strikingly similar to hers. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the commercial film heroine for the first time in my career and I realized my childhood wish in the process,” she said.

Also Read: Pati Patni Aur Woh: Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar sizzle in ‘Ankhiyon Se Goli Mare’

The super-prolific Priyadarshan, the master of mirthful comedies and father-figure to Anees Bazmee, Sajid Khan and others of the comedic ilk, is coming back to Hindi cinema after 2013 when he made the unsuccessful non-comedic Rangrezz. Says Priyan emotionally, “It’s been six years since I directed a Hindi film. Now I am back with a full-on comedy. But no vulgarity no double meanings. Hungama 2 will be as clean and family-oriented as all my comedies.”

EXCLUSIVE! Priyadarshan to make a comeback to Bollywood with HUNGAMA 2

But why Hungama after so many years? “I know Hungama came 16 years ago. But people have still not forgotten it. Besides, I share a wonderful rapport with the producers Venus Records & Tapes. I’ve made many wonderful films with them including Garam Masala and Hulchul. I like all of my films with Venus except Tezz which I personally think was a misfire.”

So is Hungama 2 going to be continuing the story from Hungama in 2003? “No. It will be a fresh story. We decided to title the new comedy Hungama 2 because the mood of masti, mischief and hungama remain unchanged.”

What also remains unchanged is some of the core cast of Hungama. “Paresh Rawal will be back in the film, so will Shakti Kapoor and Rajpal Yadav. Only the lead pair Akshaye Khanna and Rimi Sen will change. We will announce the new romantic lead of Hungama 2 very shortly.”

As for the plot, “It will be young, vibrant, warm, funny and family-oriented. In brief, a typical Priyadarshan comedy,” he promises.

Actor Sidharth Malhotra was last seen in the recently released film Marjaavaan. The actor is currently shooting for his next film Shershaah. The film is a biopic based on the Indian army officer, Captain Vikram Batra.

Shershaah: Sidharth Malhotra was approached by the family of Captain Batra to play their son’s role

As per reports, Sidharth Malhotra underwent military training for his role in the film. He revealed that he has been involved with the film throughout the writing of its script and that he has also been in touch with the Batra family.

Talking to a media house, Sidharth said that he has met the family of Captain Batra several times and said that they are the ones who approached him to play the part of their son. The actor said that he has been working actively on the script for almost three years now.

Sidharth said that Shershaah has a more pan-India appeal than Marjaavaan. Captain Vikram Batra was a Kargil Martyr who was also awarded the Param Vir Chakra.

Also Read: Marjaavaan: Special dance number featuring Nushrat Bharucha fails to make the final cut

Hrithik Roshan is riding an all-time career-high after two back-to-back blockbusters in 2019. First came Super 30, the bio-pic on mathematician Anand Kumar which belied all expectations by becoming a blockbuster. Then, doing a volte face, Hrithik played a suave intelligence officer in the actioner War which is expected to be the biggest hit of 2019.

Has Hrithik Roshan hiked his price after two blockbusters Super 30 and War

He is now being wooed by almost every major filmmaker in the country, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Aanand Rai, Farah Khan, Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala. Understandably the Superstar’s price tag has become inflated. While the exact figure being demanded by Roshan is not known (no actor reveals his actual fee to anyone—not even to his wife—only his chartered accountant), a source working closely with the Superstar tells this writer that Roshan’s remuneration has increased “substantially”.

And the new price applies to all, including Yash Raj films. This means, if Aditya Chopra wants to sign Hrithik for the sequel of War, he would have to pay Hrithik his enhanced remuneration.

With every A-lister from Akshay Kumar to Ayushmann Khurrana charging through the roof, the time has come for the film industry to look for a new generation of stars.

Also Read: Hrithik Roshan mourns the demise of genius mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh

 A retrospective of films of the recipient of the most prestigious film award of the Country, Dadasaheb Phalke Award is showcased during IFFI (International Film Festival of India). This year, the 50th edition of Asia’s biggest film festival is showcasing a retrospective of Amitabh Bachchan as he was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award this year that also makes him the 50th recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Mr Bachchan inaugurated the retrospective at Kala Academy in Goa today.

"When we sit inside a dark hall we never ask the caste, creed, colour of the person sitting next to us," says Amitabh Bachchan at the launch of IFFI 2019 

Speaking at the launch Mr Bachchan said, "I feel deeply humbled and would thank the Government of India for this prestigious award. I’ve always felt that I’m not deserving of such recognition but I humbly accept this with a lot of grace and affection."

On the 50the edition he said, "This is the 50th edition of IFFI and I compliment the Government of India and IFFI for conducting themselves in such a wonderful manner. Each year we find a growth in the number of delegates and the choice of films giving us the opportunity to see the works and creativity from different parts of the world."

Calling cinema a universal medium ‘that is beyond language’ he added, “When we sit inside a dark hall we never ask the caste, creed, colour of the person sitting next to us. We enjoy the same film, laugh at the same jokes and cry at the same emotions.”

He warned that there are "very few mediums left in this fast-paced disintegrating world that can claim such integration." He was hopeful that "we continue to make films that will bring people together."

He called for the disintegration of "this rather odd system of keeping sides due to colours, caste, religion, bringing us together in one community, hold hands together to appreciate the creativity and take a step forward to make this world a peaceful place.”

Bachchan who has a close connection to Goa fondly recalled shooting his first film here. He said, “Coming to Goa has always been like coming home and I’ve had many wonderful opportunities to work in this place and receive the hospitality from the people of Goa during our various stints of shooting.”

While Paa will be the opening film, the other films that are being screened of his are Sholay, Deewar, Black, Piku and Badla.

Also Read: “I will never be able to repay that debt”: Amitabh Bachchan thanks fans at IFFI 2019

Mouni Roy is well known for her roles on television and has now moved on to shooting for some big projects. The actress also manages to take time out to shoot for television amidst her busy and hectic schedules. Mouni Roy is all set to play the role of an antagonist in Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra. The sci-fi film is expected to be one of the biggest and the best in the genre.

Mouni Roy recalls how she couldn’t smile at Akshay Kumar during Gold shoot

Recalling her initial days from Akshay Kumar starrer Gold, Mouni says she was surprised that she got the role because she did not hear anything for the first two months after her audition. She was then taken to Akshay Kumar’s office who welcomed her to the team. Playing his wife in the film, they were supposed to shoot for the song ‘Monobina’ where she was supposed to look at him and smile.

However, it was like she froze and she couldn’t do it, but Akshay Kumar being the gentleman he is, helped her get comfortable on the sets and gave her some time to get used to everyone and everything around her.

Also Read: Made In China pair Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy try to sell their ‘magic soup’ to Salman Khan

While there were rumours of Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia’s split back in 2011, it was only in 2018 that the couple announced separation. The couple has officially been granted a divorce as of Tuesday, November 19. Arjun Rampal recently had a kid, Arik, with his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades.

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia were granted divorce on Tuesday, the actor refused to speak about it

Since Arjun and Mehr’s wedding was an inter-faith one, the process of divorce took longer than usual. Their marriage was registered under the Special Marriage Act where after filing a mutual consent for divorce, the ‘s plea is scrutinized, registered, and then they are required to attend marriage counselling sessions. This is to see if the couple can still reconcile, post which, they are granted 6 more months to work things out, if possible. Later, a final plea is filed and then the divorce falls through.

When questioned to comment about it, Arjun Rampal refused to speak about it saying that he doesn’t want to talk about it and it is nobody’s business. Mehr Jesia, too, remained unavailable.

Also Read: Arjun Rampal’s next to be a supernatural thriller titled Anjaan

Brahmastra can only be considered as one of the most anticipated films of 2020 ever since its announcement. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have shot for most of the film and is clearly one of those films with a fine star cast. The film also has Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna and Shah Rukh Khan playing pivotal roles in it.

Brahmastra The details of Nagarjuna’s role in Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer are OUT!

The details of Nagarjuna’s role are finally out and it is surely going to make it difficult for you to wait for Brahmastra. Nagarjuna will be playing the role of an archaeologist who, along with his students, will be on an expedition to restore an ancient temple around the banks of Ganges. The actor has already shot for his part in Varanasi, last June. An important event leads Ranbir and Alia’s characters, Shiva and Isha, to him and the story then takes a massive turn.

The story picks up the pace after all the characters come face-to-face in Varanasi and an intense action sequence has already been shot for the same, earlier this year. Ayan Mukerji has surely given his all to this project and we can’t wait to know more about it.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan begins the shoot for Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has raised his concern over Delhi's air pollution. The actor runs the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which raises awareness over environmental issues.

Leonardo DiCaprio raises concern over Delhi's air pollution

Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram to share a photo of people protesting at India Gate. The ongoing protests demand the government to pay attention to the growing pollution. He wrote, "Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Delhi, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels. According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India."

Leonardo further wrote, "People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens: 1. The Indian Prime Minister’s office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks. 2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Delhi within a week. 3. The Centre accepted that the Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. 4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary."

Many celebrities have raised their concern over the pollution in Delhi. Priyanka Chopra was recently in Delhi to shoot Netflix movie The White Tiger. She was seen wearing a mask and even took to social media to talk about the issue.

 

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#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels.⁣ ⁣ According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India. ⁣ ⁣ People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens:⁣ 1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks.⁣ 2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. ⁣ 3. The Center accepted that Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. ⁣ 4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. ⁣ ⁣ Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels. ⁣ ⁣ The protest was organised by a collaboration of movements; @xrebellionind @LetMeBreathe_In @FridaysForFutureIndia_ along with other activists. ⁣ ⁣ Photography by Arjun Mahatta and co, via @FridaysForFuture ⁣ ⁣ #RightToBreathe #ExtinctionRebellion #IndiaGate #SolutionNotPollution #ActNow #RebelForLife

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Jacqueline Fernandez, who recently starred in the Netflix movie Drive, has confirmed that she will be starring alongside John Abraham and Rakul Preet Singh in a film. But, she did not mention the film name. The actress has been rumoured to be starring in John’s next production Attack.

 Jacqueline Fernandez confirms a film with John Abraham and Rakul Preet Singh

At a store launch in Mumbai on Monday, Jacqueline Fernandez said, “It’s a fantastic film and script. I am coming together again with John and we have Rakul also in this film,” Jacqueline said while speaking about the movie’s star cast. Speaking about Rakul Preet’s role in the flick, she said, “The one Rakul is doing is brilliant.”

Jacqueline further said, “During the story, I was wondering that Rakul’s role is really nice and I’m sure that she will do full justice to it. I am very happy that she is a part of the project.”

This would be the third time Jacqueline will be working with John Abraham. They have previously worked in Housefull 2 and Dishoom.

On the professional front, Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen next in yet another Netflix's movie Mrs. Serial Killer. She will also be seen in Kick 2 opposite Salman Khan.

ALSO READ: Here’s when John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez’s Attack will roll

It has been four years since Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput tied the knot. Mira Rajput comes from a non-filmy background yet she managed to blend well with the industry. Mira has always appeared confidently in the public eye and at various events.

Shahid Kapoor speaks about Mira Rajput’s individuality; says she does not feel the need to change and adjust

During an interview with a daily, Shahid confessed that he was aware of Mira's individuality. He said that he realized that on the first day itself when they got done with the marriage rituals and stepped out for some pictures.

He said that when they hosted a small get together in Mumbai after the marriage for people from the film fraternity, she was extremely comfortable. Shahid further said that Mira does not feel the need to change and adjust. He said that people like her for who she is and that he always knew that she will find her own space and will become her own person.

Shahid and Mira got married in 2015 and are now parents to two beautiful kids- Misha and Zain.

On the work front, after the success of Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is currently gearing up for his next titled Jersey. The film is a remake of the Telugu movie of the same name.  The movie co-stars Mrunal Thakur as the leading lady.  The movie will be directed by Gowtham Tinnanauri, who also helmed the original film.

Also Read: Jersey Remake: Shahid Kapoor begins his prep for the role of cricketer

We were the first ones to tell you that Saif Ali Khan's Jawaani Jaaneman had faced a delay and would not release on November 29, as planned before. The film, which also marks the Bollywood debut of Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia Furniturewala, now has a fresh release date. It will now hit the theatres on 7th February, 2020.

Saif Ali Khan and Alaia Furniturewalla starrer Jawaani Jaaneman has a fresh release date now

It was previously learned that director Nitin Kakkar had a special song on mind which would demand quite a makeover for Saif. “The director needs to shoot a promotional song for the film with Saif that also require him to don a particular look. However, Saif is currently shooting for his next web series Tandav and has a packed schedule. Because of this the movie has been pushed from Nov 29," a source had earlier informed Bollywood Hungama.

The film, starring Saif as debutant Alaia's father and a man well into his 40s, has a solo release window on the 7th of February. A week after, on 14th February, Imtiaz Ali's yet untitled film starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan, which happens to be a sequel of Love Aaj Kal, is scheduled to release.

Bollywood Hungama was the first one to drop the hint that Dil Bechara, an official adaptation of the 2014 Hollywood tearjerker The Fault In Our Stars, will not release theatrically and that it’ll directly premiere on a digital platform. 2 days later after this story came out, the producers Fox Star Studios announced that Dil Bechara is releasing in cinemas on May 8, 2020. If you think this announcement ends all speculations around the film’s OTT release, then you are mistaken.

REVEALED Fox Star Studios announces Dil Bechara’s release date but continues negotiations with Amazon Prime

A source close to the project says, “Fox Star Studios has pitched Dil Bechara to Amazon Prime. The negotiations are going on in full swing but both parties are yet to reach a consensus with regards to the economics of the deal. This is the reason why Fox has postponed the film’s theatrical release by 6 months; although it’s ready since sometime. This is their way of buying time so that the deal with Amazon Prime can be locked. If Fox Star Studios manages to get the OTT platform agree to the terms and money they are demanding, then the theatrical release of Dil Bechara will be shelved and it’ll directly release on Amazon Prime. If not, then it’ll release on May 8 next year as scheduled.”

The Fault In Our Stars is one of the highly acclaimed Hollywood films of this decade, that has a huge fan following. What then led Fox Star Studios to not release Dil Bechara in cinemas? The source replies, “It’s wrong to assume here that the makers are planning its direct OTT release because the film not up to the mark. The movie is quite touching but at the same time, it’s too depressing and niche. Hence, Fox management is worried that they might not be able to recover their costs, should the film release in cinemas. Therefore, they approached Amazon Prime, hoping that they’ll give them a good deal which will ensure profitability for them.”

If Dil Bechara’s deal with Amazon Prime gets locked, it’ll prove to be a double jolt for its lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput. A trade source states, “In the last one year, he gave two successes in the form of Kedarnath and Chhichhore, with the latter trending excellently and even crossing the Rs. 100 crore mark. But in between these two films, he delivered a box office disaster with Sonchiriya, which earned just Rs. 6.60 crore. And earlier this month, his other delayed film Drive finally came out directly on Netflix and was panned by one and all. And now if Dil Bechara also doesn’t see the light of the day in theatres, Sushant’s track record will be greatly affected.”

Dil Bechara also stars Sanjana Sanghi and is the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra. It is a story of two terminally ill patients who meet in a support group and then fall in love. The music of this film is composed by A R Rahman. Saif Ali Khan also features in a special appearance.

Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Dil Bechara to release on THIS Date 

Emraan Hashmi starrer The Body will soon be released in theatres. The film was delayed by a year owing to actor Rishi Kapoor's health who is also a pivotal part of the film. In a recent interview with a daily, Emraan Hashmi spoke about working with Rishi Kapoor. Emraan Hashmi said that he was in touch with Rishi Kapoor after he flew to New York for his treatment. He said that the entire team waited for him patiently.

When asked if Rishi Kapoor is as angry on sets as he is on social media, Emraan said that it is far from that. The Why Cheat India actor said that he had the same perception about the actor based on his Twitter feed, but said that he is a sweetheart.

The Body is an adaptation of the 2012 Spanish film of the same name. Directed by Jeethu Joseph, starring Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, Vedhika and Sobhita Dhulipala, presented by Viacom18 Studios and produced by Azure Entertainment, The Body releases on the 13th of December.

Also Read: Chehre: Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi starrer mystery thriller to release on THIS date  

The trailers and songs of the upcoming comic caper Pagalpanti are on air and have generated excitement. It has an ensemble star cast of John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Ileana DCruz, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla, which has also added to the hype. However, if you are expecting it to be a mindless comedy, then you are very much mistaken. In an interview to an entertainment daily, John Abraham blurted that the film touches upon the “Fugitives who have escaped our country after looting our banks and robbing thousands of middle-class people of their savings”! And instantly, the question that has come in people’s minds is: Is Pagalpanti inspired by the lives of Kingfisher Airlines owner Vijay Mallya and diamantaire Nirav Modi, both of whom similarly ran away from India after duping banks?

EXCLUSIVE: Anees Bazmee BREAKS silence on Pagalpanti’s PATRIOTIC touch; Vijay Mallya-Nirav Modi connection!

When Bollywood Hungama quizzed Pagalpanti director Anees Bazmee about Nirav-Mallya connection, the hit filmmaker said, “Aise toh bahut log gaye hai na desh chod ke. So we have hinted in a way about them. But yeah, in logon ki (Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi) ki yaad toh zarur aayegi film dekh ke logon ko.”

Not just that, John Abraham in the same interview also called Pagalpanti a ‘weirdly patriotic’ film. Anees Bazmee agreed that and said that infusing patriotism in such film was no cakewalk. He states, “It was a very big challenge. Patriotism is a serious matter whereas my film’s genre is the exact opposite. It took me a lot of time. It’s one of the very important scenes in the film which will give goose bumps to every Indian. At the same time, it’ll also make you laugh! It is a one of its kind sequence. I don’t think any other film has had such a scene ever!”

Over the years, John Abraham has been known for nationalistic films. Some of his biggest hits in recent times like Parmanu, Satyameva Jayate and Batla House all had the element of love for our country. So was this said portion added because of John Abraham’s casting? Anees, at this, clarifies, “This scene was not written because of John Abraham’s presence in the film. He wanted the film to be completely funny. But when we thought of this patriotic scene, he and all the other actors loved it. They even told me ‘Anees bhai, this is a completely new take. We have seen many films but this kind of logic and writing is unheard of.’ The idea is to praise the greatness of our country and if some people have escaped from India, then how to make them realize their fault.”

EXCLUSIVE: Anees Bazmee BREAKS silence on Pagalpanti’s PATRIOTIC touch; Vijay Mallya-Nirav Modi connection!

Anees Bazmee then explains how he thought of this scene, “I remember I was in Lonavala with my team of writers and we were trying to crack the script. It was around 12:30 or 1 am when suddenly I got this thought. I was so happy. When I narrated it to my colleagues, they were pleasantly surprised. Some however were sceptical as to how it would be incorporated in the film. It took me around 2-3 days to fine tune it and finally it became a part of the script.”

Anees Bazmee then further adds, “In my earlier film Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998), I had conceived a scene wherein Ajay Devgn tells Kajol to close her eyes and imagine a happy future with guy she wants to desperately marry, Bijay Anand. But when Kajol closes her eyes, she instead sees Ajay Devgn. She gets surprised as she had not yet realized that she loves Ajay Devgn. 21 years ago, it was a very unique scene because from what I have observed, there’s someone out there who always makes you realize something important, which you might not notice. I remember even Ajay and Kajol were amazed with the scene and they had told me, ‘Yaar Anees bhai, sirf aap hi aisa soch sakte ho’! I then saw a similar kind of a scene in couple of big films too. Similarly, this patriotic scene of Pagalpanti is also in the same zone as one character makes another character realize something and at the same time, its novel!”

Also Read: Pagalpanti is Anees Bazmee’s ode to madness

It has been known to this writer for some time now that SS Rajamouli was searching for a Caucasian, preferably British actress to play a key role in his Ramcharan Teja-NTR Jr starrer RRR.

BREAKING: SS Rajamouli signs Irish actress Alison Doody for RRR

The search has ended. The actress chosen to star opposite NTR Jr is the Irish beauty Alison Doody whom some of you may remember in her large-screen debut in the James Bond film A View To A Kill in 1985. Then again, the debut, and Ms Doody’s subsequent career was no great shakes, unless you count bit roles in Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade and the Michael Caine starrer The Actors.

It is baffling why and how Rajamouli thought of casting this relatively unknown actress, and that too opposite NTR Jr who is apparently much younger at 36 years to Ms Doody’s 53. Evidently getting known names from British cinema to be part of Indian films is not easy. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Ashutosh Gowariker had to make do with the unknown Alice Patten and Rachel Shelley for Aamir Khan in Rang De Basanti and Lagaan, respectively.

A more crucial question is the scope and size of Alia Bhatt’s role. One hears she has much less to do than Alison Doody.

Also Read: Breaking: Release of SS Rajamouli’s directorial titled RRR postponed

Rani Mukerji is back and this time with the sequel of Mardaani. The film's trailer is an edge-of-the-seat thriller that will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Mardaani 2 focusses on the rise in violent crimes by juveniles in India and has definitely sparked a conversation on the threat this poses on young girls.

Makers of Mardaani 2 drop reference of Kota after locals allege it showed them in bad light

The trailer showcases how a man has created havoc by raping and murdering young female students in Kota. But the Rajasthan locals have alleged that the trailer showcases the city and IIT institution in a bad light. The makers have now decided to tweak the trailer and remove the reference of Kota.

Gopi Puthran, writer-director of Mardaani 2, says, “Mardaani 2 addresses a huge societal issue of rape and the rise of horrific crimes committed by juveniles in India. One is deeply moved when such shocking incidents happen and as a writer, I wanted to voice this issue and bring to light a terrible reality that today’s India and its youth faces. I was troubled by many, many incidents that took place across our country in the last four years and the complex nature of those crimes left me shocked and perplexed. As a human being, I felt fear after reading about these incidents because it could happen to my family or people that I know and I wanted to do my bit to make as many people aware of the threat posed by nameless, faceless, young and underage boys who are resorting to such violence. Mardaani 2 has been inspired by all such incidents that rocked the country and left us all scarred. Despite all the inspirations, Mardaani 2 at the end of the day is a film and not a documentary and it should be seen as that. Kota has been used by us as the setting for this film only. We are, in no way, suggesting that such events or incidents happen in Kota and there was no intention to tarnish the reputation of the city. If this has hurt or upset the sentiments of residents of the city, we are deeply regretful. We realize that since the trailer says it’s ‘Inspired By True Events’ and our film is based in Kota, it could be open to miscommunication. YRF has decided that we will remove the words ‘Inspired By True Events’ from the film to ensure that there is no further room for misinterpretation for anyone. We shot Mardaani 2 extensively in Kota and we only received love and warmth and huge cooperation from the people and all the authorities of the city. This gesture is YRF’s mark of respect to Kota and it’s wonderful people.”

Rani Mukerji is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2. Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 will be Rani’s next release after Hichki. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.

ALSO READ: Rani Mukerji starrer Mardaani 2 is inspired by the horrifying Yamuna Expressway crimes?

After the stupendous success of Uri - The Surgical Strike, Ronnie Screwvala, Aditya Dhar and Vicky Kaushal will return with an action entertainer, The Immortal Ashwatthama. The film will be shot all over India and abroad and the makers are targeting a mid-2020 filming schedule. As it turns out, the film will be a superhero flick and the director has already begun the prep for it.

Vicky Kaushal and Aditya Dhar's Ashwatthama to be shot in multiple locations abroad

Aditya Dhar said that prep began for the film two months ago but the major part will start in a fortnight. The filmmaker left for the US for six months to do the recee, meet with the studios for the VFX. It will be a start to finish schedule and will roll in mid-2020. They have locked New Zealand, Namibia, Tokyo, and Greenland as the locations. Aditya said that he will collaborate with teams from all over the world. The VFX of the film will be done in the US.

Aditya Dhar had narrated the story to Vicky Kaushal and Ronnie Screwvala a day after the release of Uri - The Surgical Strike. Five days later, he began working on the script. He said that Ashwatthama was one of the powerful and mysterious characters from Mahabharata. He was egoistic and arrogant because he was immortal. Aditya said that unlike Arjuna and Karna, not much has been written about Ashwatthama in various versions of Mahabharata. He was not perfect and that is what he loves about the character.

Son of guru Dronacharya and Kripi, Ashwatthama fought with the Kauravas against the Pandavas in Mahabharat’s Kurukshetra war. He was born to the couple as an answer to Drona’s prayers for a son as valiant as Lord Shiva. A Chiranjivi (immortal beings who according to Hindu mythology will last as long as Kalyug), Ashwatthama was born with a gem in his forehead which gave him power over all living beings lower than humans and protected him from hunger, thirst, and fatigue.

ALSO READ: Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal spark dating rumours again after being snapped together at a dinner

Just a day back, at the trailer launch event of Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Good Newwz, producer Karan Johar emphasised that Dharma Productions believed in complete pay parity between men and women and also revealed that a leading Bollywood actress was soon to get a co-producer title in one the banner's upcoming projects.

Deepika Padukone to share co-producer's credit for Karan Johar's next venture

As reported by a portal, the A-lister in question is none other than Deepika Padukone. We already know that Deepika is going to be a part of Kapoor & Sons director Shakun Batra's new film, which is supposedly a romantic film, but not a regular one. Earlier, at this year's JIO MAMI Movie Mela, the actor had shed a little light on her new project. 'I have found a film that I am likely to do early next year but it’s not light. It’s still a messy romance, it’s quite dark but still in the romantic space," she said. We now hear Deepika and Karan had a discussion after which the former came on board as a co-producer too. The report further states that Gully Boy fame Siddhant Chaturvedi has been paired opposite Deepika.

This, however, isn't Deepika's debut as a producer. Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak, which has her playing the central character, is being co-produced by her. She is also one of the producers for husband Ranveer Singh's '83 which will feature her in a brief role too.

 

Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai started hitting the headlines even before it was officially announced. The action thriller, directed by Prabhu Dheva, was first touted to be a sequel of Salman's 2009 hit film Wanted, a rumour that he later dismissed. However, Eid 2020 is taken and fans couldn't be more excited!

Scoop: Gautam Gulati joins Salman Khan for Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Meanwhile, here's an addition to the film's cast. TV actor Gautam Gulati has just come on board, and will be seen playing one of the pivotal parts. While not much is known about his character yet, we hear Gautam loved the brief about his part and gave his nod quickly.

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai also stars Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda in other pivotal roles. Disha Patani, who was briefly seen alongside Salman in Bharat, is also a part of the cast. The shoot recently kick-started in Maharashtra.

Salman, right now, is promoting his upcoming release Dabangg 3 in full swing. While his Chulbul Pandey avatar is set to make a comeback, Sonakshi Sinha will be seen reprising her role of Rajjo. Dabangg 3 also marks the debut of Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar, and will release on 20th December.

 

Parineeti Chopra has been hustling hard for the next film which is a biopic on badminton champion, Saina Nehwal. The actress kick-started shooting last month and has been working really hard to ace the role of the badminton player.

Parineeti Chopra to sport short hair for Saina Nehwal biopic

Recently, Parineeti Chopra visited Saina Nehwal's residence in Hyderabad to have a look around. She even borrowed some clothes for her role. And now, she will sport short hair as well. In the formative years of her career, Saina has short hair. So, Parineeti will be doing the same for some portions of the film.

Directed by Amole Gupte, the Saina Nehwal biopic is slated for a 2020 release.

ALSO READ: Parineeti Chopra’s fan made artwork gains popularity on Instagram!