Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale dies in Pune hospital

Vikram Gokhale. File. | Photo Credit: PTI Veteran film, television and stage actor Vikram Gokhale on November 26 died at a city-based hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for the last couple of weeks, the hospital authorities said. Gokhale (77) was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital here earlier this month following health complications. […]

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Chatrasal Singh on animating ‘Strange World’: ‘The challenges are the joys’

Disney’s latest animated action adventure Strange World takes place in Avalonia and a world-within-the world. Directed by Don Hall ( Big Hero 6) the film featuring a stellar voice cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid and Lucy Liu, is filled to bursting with bright colours and wonderful creatures. Inspired by Hall’s love for pulp fiction […]

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Topher Grace: ‘Playing a villain is much more fun’

The third season of the sitcom Home Economics has the family visiting Disneyland. “It looks like fun and was way more fun to do,” says Topher Grace who plays Tom, an author in the show. Speaking over a video call from his home office in Los Angeles, the 44-year-old actor elaborates, “To get paid to […]

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Sangeet Natak Akademi to felicitate 86 artistes

Photo: Facebook.com/sangeetnatak The Sangeet Natak Akademi has bestowed special one-time awards commemorating 75 years of India’s independence on 86 artistes, apart from selecting 128 performing artistes from various fields for its regular annual awards for the years 2019-21. The 86 awardees for the one-time prizes, named Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards, including artistes who are […]

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Delhi HC restrains use of Amitabh Bachchan’s pictures, voice and name without his consent

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. File | Photo Credit: PTI The Delhi High Court on Friday passed an interim order restraining persons at large from infringing the personality and publicity rights of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. Mr. Bachchan approached the court seeking an omnibus order protecting his name, image, voice or any of his characteristics without […]

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‘4 years’ movie review: An overstretched, hardly engaging college nostalgia piece

 Priya Prakash Varrier and Sarjano Khalid in a still from ‘4 Years’ | Photo Credit: Sony Music South/YouTube Expectations set by the title 4 years can be misleading, for the narrative of the movie is set around the course of a day or two. Yet, in a way, it is an apt title too. In […]

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‘Strange World’ movie review: Jake Gyllenhaal voice-stars in a multi-coloured, trippy, psychedelic fest

A still from ‘Strange World’  There is something innocently joyous about Strange World. The bright purples and reds, the bizarre, spongy creatures and shiny, amorphous blobs all contribute to a happy viewing experience. The family story, the easily digestible morals and the shaggy three-legged dog called Legend add even more welcome levels of cuteness. Strange […]

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‘Bhediya’ movie review: Varun Dhawan’s creature comedy is a modern-day fable with a timely message

Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon and the cast of ‘Bhediya’ Director Amar Kaushik has this knack for skillfully placing a slice of social commentary between loaves of fantasy and comedy, with the messenger being a social outlier. In  Stree, his debut feature, it was a witch who inverted the gender dynamics of a village. In  Bhediya, […]

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‘Squid Game’ star O Yeong-su indicted over sexual misconduct

O Yeong-su in ‘Squid Game’ “Squid Game” actor O Yeong-su has been indicted on charges of sexual misconduct, South Korea’s prosecutor told AFP Friday. The 78-year-old in January became the first South Korean to win a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor in a series for his performance as a seemingly vulnerable old man […]

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