BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings

Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.”

News updates from Hindustan Times: Railways seal new roles for top officers of restructured railway board and all the latest news

Rahul Pandita, journalist and writer of the film Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits, has lashed out at Kangana Ranaut after she likened herself to Kashmiri Pandits. He wrote that she could not comprehend their pain ‘from the demolition of a wall’ in her office. Read more

Panasonic introduces AI-enabled refrigerators in new campaign

Panasonic India has launched its latest digital campaign titled ‘IntelligentHAI’ for its all-new range of AI (artificial intelligence) enabled refrigerators. The campaign showcases a day in the life of a typical Indian household while spotlighting the Panasonic refrigerators that adapt to the varied needs of a family. The campaign includes a series of five short […]

Ayushmann Khurrana Lauds Berlin Film Festival’s Gender-Neutral Awards; Says India Should Follow Suit

Ayushmann On Gender-Neutral Awards Khurrana said he believes actors also have to do their bit and open up conversations to achieve gender parity in society. “Gender divisions are too deep-rooted and the film industry can really do their bit to champion change. Gendered awards, according to me, are totally outdated and should be scrapped,” he […]

Cargo movie review: Innovative but inert, Vikrant Massey’s Netflix film wastes promising premise

Kadav also seems to have taken inspiration from comic books. There is an attempt at world-building that, while clunky in its execution, reminded me of Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ brilliant comics series Saga. The lore, however, only weighs the film down. Did Cargo really need regular exposition dumps about human-demon diplomacy? Perhaps, if […]

Why Bajirao is India’s greatest cavalry general

The Marathas were then engaged in a fierce war with the Portuguese. In April, as the news reached of Bajirao moving towards Delhi, Nadir Shah left for Iran on May 1, 1740. Bajirao died on the banks of the Narmada on April 28, 1740 while on his way to Delhi on the urgent summons of […]

Deepika Padukone enjoys salon session in a mask, her new look is a hit with fans. See pics

The photos show Deepika in a black mask, getting her hair done by Clarabelle Saldanha. Deepika make videos of herself and her hairstylist and even clicked a few mirror selfies. The actor’s hair got fresh new golden highlights as well as a fresh haircut. Sharing her pictures, Clarabelle wrote, “Always a delight working on a […]

Netflix leases space for India headquater in BKC

American media services provider Netflix Inc picked up 1.5 lakh sq ft office space in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai’s new business district, on long-term lease to set up its India head office, two persons with direct knowledge of the development said.The video streaming giant leased the office space spread over two floors in commercial tower […]

How the Toronto International Film Festival is adapting to the new normal, via drive-in screenings and open air theatres

Along with Cannes and Venice, TIFF is considered among the three premier film festivals in the world, and it has usually featured the largest selection, close to 400 films. However, 2020 will witness a pared down slate, with 61 features, 36 shorts and another 30 films that will be restricted to the industry to keep […]

India needs to adapt to the world of tomorrow

The draconian lockdown imposed by the PM with a few hours’ short notice in March has turned out to be an extraordinarily blunt instrument — probably the bluntest instrument that has ever been used in the history of public policy, perhaps, ever in the history of humankind. And its collateral damage, as we know now, […]