Queen of Katwe: A feel-good sports biopic that also portrays the harshness of poverty in urban Africa

Queen of Katwe: A feel-good sports biopic that also portrays the harshness of poverty in urban Africa

Kanishkaa Balachandran The opening scene in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala (1991) begins in Kampala, Uganda. Set in 1972, it’s the story of an Indian family being ousted (as were hoards of others) from the country by the ruthless dictator Idi Amin, and their new lives as immigrants in America. Queen of Katwe, Nair’s latest release, […]

Indian army not happy to accept money extorted from hapless film producers

Indian army not happy to accept money extorted from hapless film producers

New Delhi, October 23 (Hindustan Times): The Indian army is not comfortable with being dragged into the politics surrounding the release of Bollywood movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) demanded that producers of films employing Pakistani artistes should pay Rs 5 crore to an army welfare fund as “penance”. Several […]

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

New Delhi, October 23 (The Wire Editorial): It is somehow entirely fitting that the whole saga of Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Muskhil, has achieved closure via a ‘deal’ between the producer and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, brokered by no less than the chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. This rank […]

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mumbai, October 23 (Times of India): Mahira Khan, who is going to debut with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie ‘Raees’ will continue shooting for the movie despite the ban on Pakistani artistes. According to reports, the makers of the film including the producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar , and Shah Rukh Khan hope that things will […]

He doesn’t just win hearts, he wins awards, and lots of them.

He doesn’t just win hearts, he wins awards, and lots of them.

Melbourne, August 13 (Dawn): The 2016 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne held between August 11 and 21, was a big night for Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, as his film Kapoor And Sons won best film and he bagged the Diversity Award. The Pakistani actor also presented the Best Actress award to Sonam Kapoor for her film Neerja later in […]

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