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  • Film shootings: Finding alternatives (Column: B-Town)

    Film shootings: Finding alternatives (Column: B-Town)

    Movie shoots have either been stalled for long enough or, in some cases, completed in a patchwork manner. Take for example, the recently-released Salman Khan movie, "Radhe". The villain has been established as having come from Malaysia and the climax was

  • Review: Dom: Gripping saga

    Review: Dom: Gripping saga

    The father is a cop, the son is a criminal, and the show is a suspense drama woven around familial conflict. Bollywood masala, anyone? Well, "Dom" is based on a true story that happened in Brazil, the pre-credits announce. Truth can be stranger than fiction.

  • Review: The Family Man 2: Binge therapy

    Review: The Family Man 2: Binge therapy

    "The Family Man 2" crafts its fictional action drama referencing subcontinental socio-politics. Mainly centred on the Sri Lankan Tamil rebel movement, the plot incorporates an Indian Prime Minister concerned about China's need to gain strategic advantage in Indian Ocean and Pakistan's swing towards ultra-Right as necessary mentions.

  • Stars rise to the challenge, again

    Stars rise to the challenge, again

    Filmstars have been the biggest draw when a calamity strikes the country and funds have to be raised. Governments in states or at the Centre are quick to appeal to the stars to hit the streets and seek support and help of the people, to give their mite an

  • Review: 'Friends: The Reunion': The one that flew down memory lane

    Review: 'Friends: The Reunion': The one that flew down memory lane

    "Friends: The Reunion" was never really meant to reload the hysteria. The purpose was always to remind the world that the hysteria still exists. Seventeen years after the original series ended its decade's run, the reunion special was essentially aimed at reiterating the fact that nostalgia around the series is still intact.