A lean patch on original

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Fukrey Returns Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, Priya Anand, Richa Chaddha, Vishakha Singh, Pankaj Tripathi Rated: 5/10 It should have been a rollicking return of these fukrey boys and Bholi Punjaban but the reunion does not pan quite as well as the 2013 original. The comic act is...

Legendary rivalry for the ages

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Borg McEnroe Cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan SkarsgŚrd, Tuva Novotny, Robert Emms Rated: 7/10 Sporting rivalries often turn into folklore and the one between zero-emotion Swede Bjorn Borg and only-emotion American John McEnroe, tennis legends of the late 70s, is replete with dramatic contrasts and stunning clashes. So, a film on this...

Slow but steady

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Ike Barinholtz, Tony Goldwyn, Tom Sizemore, Bruce Greenwood, Michael C. Hall, Brian d'Arcy James, Josh Lucas Rated: 5/10 Those who know Watergate will somewhat understand this drama based on history. Those who don’t will have...

The Christmas daddies are on

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Daddy's Home 2 Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson Rated: 5/10 Christmas has turned rather overwhelmingly parental this year. First, there were bad moms trying to survive the stress of organising a perfect Christmas for their kids. Now there are fathers — and some nutty...

‚ÄėBe sensitive with children‚Äô

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Sangeeta Yadav

Assamese singer-composer Papon has added another feather to his hat, that of turning a mentor for The Voice 2 Kids. He talks to Sangeeta Yadav about how he selected 15 talented youngsters in his team and recalls his days as a budding artiste How is it like to coach the young...

Let’s solve crime

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Sangeeta Yadav

Television is taking a cue from Bollywood’s iconic women detectives with the launch of Detective Didi, a light-hearted suspense-crime thriller. Sangeeta Yadav speaks to the makers and actors to tell you more Vidya Balan in Bobby Jasoos, Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger, Anushka Sharma in NH10 to Ava Mukherji in...

This Kapil show doesn’t work

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Firangi Cast: Kapil Sharma, Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, Inaam-ul-haq Rated: 4/10 Kapil Sharma is not here to make you laugh, or cry, or think, or, well, do anything at all actually with your brains. From courting multiple women in his previous big screen outing of no ripple, the fallen badshah of television comedy,...

A wonderful film

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Wonder Cast: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs Rated: 8/10 Propelling the virtue of kindness in this fast growing unkind world was never so emotionally packed and yet full of positives as Wonder is. Thanks not so much to established superstar Julia Roberts or the eternally sweet Owen Wilson but...

Penalise such films

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Tera Intezaar Cast voice over: Arbaaz Khan, Sunny Leone, Arya Babbar, Sudha Chandran, Salil Ankola, Hanif Noyda, Richa Sharma, Bhani Singh, Gauhar Khan Rated: 1/10 From the very first shot of a sexy Sunny Leone lying unconscious in an empty house dominated by paintings, I waited and waited and waited for the film...

‚ÄėNo cashing in on Shani‚Äô

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | Sangeeta Yadav

Grown-up Shani, ROHIT KHURANA, speaks to SANGEETA YADAV about the impact of playing such a pivotal role in a serial of high repute After your long show Uttaran, you are back as a protagonist in Shani. Does the change work for you? Uttaran was my stepping stone on the small screen as...



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N Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...

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Display photos, brief history of martyrs in schools: Khanna

15 Dec 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh

Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party vice president and Indian Red Cross Society vice chairman Avinash Rai Khanna has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh proposing that photographs and brief history of martyr soldiers of paramilitary forces be displayed in schools and colleges from where they acquired education. Khanna, in his letter, rued the fact that “martyr soldiers of the paramilitary forces, who sacrificed their lives...

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