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  • '2016: Obama's America' , 'Obama Anak Menteng': Movies based on Barack Obama's life 3 days ago

    Like many US Presidents before him President Obama has also been the subject of many movies and documentaries. He has been portrayed by other actors in movies and has many documentaries made about him during his election campaigns and also during his presidency. We line up some examples for you. Bollywood...
  • Photo of the day: Bride Soha Ali Khan and groom Kunal Khemu make a cute pair 3 days ago

    Soha Ali Khan posted her last selfie as a single girl and then she and her husband Kunal Khemu posted another pictures of themselves and the newly married couple. The couple got married yesterday in the presence of family and friends. ...
  • MS Dhoni speaks on IPL scam, doesn't expect speculation to stop 4 days ago

    Sydney: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finally broke his silence over the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Sunday, saying that he does not expect the speculation around his name to stop anytime soon despite nothing concrete coming up against him. Dhoni, who captains Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, has...
  • 'Dolly Ki Doli' review: The film has improbable scenarios for easy laughs 6 days ago

    Director: Abhishek Dogra Cast: Sonam Kapoor , Malaika Arora, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub At a crisp 100 minutes, Dolly Ki Doli is likely shorter than your average Indian wedding, which, as it happens, is the setting for much of this film's drama and comedy. Sonam Kapoor plays Dolly, a seasoned con artist...
  • 'Baby' review: The film is a khichdi of influences, uneven film 6 days ago

    Director: Neeraj Pandey Cast: Akshay Kumar, Zachary Coffin, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa Borrowing its structure from Zero Dark Thirty, its climax from Argo, its intention from Nikhil Advani's D-Day, and its occasionally jingoistic tone from your standard Bollywood B-movie, Baby, directed by Neeraj Pandey, is a khichdi of influences, and an...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on Srinivasan, CSK, RR, Raman, Meiyappan 6 days ago

    In a setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday barred him from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest and set up a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scam that can threaten the...
  • Is this the right time to go in for a complete overhaul of Indian cricket administration? 1 week ago

    With the Supreme Court giving the final verdict on IPL spot-fixing, there are a lot of questions that still needs to be looked at, one of them being whether a complete overhaul is the right way forward? ...
  • Five questions after SC indicts Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra in IPL Scandal 1 week ago

    In a scathing indictment of the BCCI-president-in-exile N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday came down hard on him and barred him from contesting the Indian cricket board's next elections. Delivering its verdict in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, the apex court also ruled Chennai Super Kings team principal...
  • BCCI 'welcomes' order of Supreme Court 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI "welcomed" the order of the Supreme Court related to the IPL spot-fixing case and said that they will hold the AGM in accordance with the directions and timelines as stipulated by the apex court. "The BCCI welcomes the order of the Honorable Supreme Court, which has put...
  • SC verdict will impact all sports bodies: Justice Mukul Mudgal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict barring N Srinivasan from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest, head of IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting probe committee Justice Mukul Mudgal today said that it will have far reaching ramifications as it will also impact on all sports bodies. Delivering...
  • Functioning will be more transparent after SC verdict: Justice Mudgal 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court verdict on the IPL scandal will ensure proper functioning of the sporting bodies of the country and it will also allow more transparancy in the future. ...
  • Landmark IPL Verdict: Who said what 1 week ago

    In a major setback to sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday said he cannot contest elections for the cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex court...
  • IPL Verdict: Srinivasan jolted, Twitter reacted 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday brought the hammer down on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, ruling Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra guilty of betting on IPL matches but sparing N Srinivasan on allegations of cover-up but not on the issue of conflict of interest. The apex court read out...
  • IPL spot-fixing timeline: From a shameful episode to a landmark judgement 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the IPL spot-fixing case on Thursday, more than two years after Indian cricket's most embarrassing episode broke out in May 2013 during IPL6. The landmark judgement saw the apex court banning any BCCI official, including N Srinivasan, with commercial interests while finding team officials...
  • 'American Sniper' review: It is a blunt, uncomfortable and thought-provoking film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bradley Cooper and Kyle Gallner Director: Clint Eastwood Bradley Cooper's measured performance in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is one that stays with you. It burrows its way into a faraway corner of your consciousness and just stays there. For days. Cooper plays real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, on whose memoir the...
  • 'Paddington' review: It's warm and full of affection; a film one shouldn't miss January 16, 2015

    Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters Director: Paul King Paddington, like some of the best children's films, is clever, funny, and likely to appeal as much to adults. Based on the popular children's books by Michael Bond, the film, about a small talking bear with a Marmalade habit, is in equal...
  • 'The theory of everything' review: The movie is worth a watch for the performances January 16, 2015

    Cast: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Director: James Marsh The Theory of Everything is an ordinary film about an extraordinary life. Director James Marsh takes a conventional approach to telling the complex life story of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking, one of the most fascinating figures in modern history. The film's strength is...
  • 'I' review: There's a lesson in I for makers of masala movies January 16, 2015

    Cast: Vikram and Amy Jackson Director: Shankar The highly anticipated romantic thriller I from visionary Tamil director Shankar is a work of staggering ambition, somewhat weighed down by the filmmaker's own indulgence. Clocking in at a butt-numbing three hours and six minutes, the film works off a busy story that's centered on...
  • 'Alone' review: No more than two decent scares in this criminally uninspired film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover Director: Bhushan Patel Buried somewhere beneath all the shrieks and scares in the ominously titled horror film Alone is a black comedy straining to reveal itself. Think about it: one half of a pair of conjoined twins demands to be surgically cut off from her...
  • Ali Fazal: I wish I had done the role offered in 'Homeland' January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Ali Fazal, who participated in a drag race Aamby Valley City to promote 'Furious 7', is confident that he won't disappoint his fans with his appearance in the upcoming Hollywood action thriller movie. The new film in the popular 'Fast & Furious' franchise is all set for release April...
  • 'Taken 3' review: The film wastes your time and money January 9, 2015

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace Director: Olivier Megaton In a recent interview while promoting the film, Liam Neeson said: "It would be insulting if someone got taken in Taken 3." Evidently the 62-year-old star of the money-grabbing action franchise is aware of just how ridiculous these...
  • 'Big Eyes' review: It's a film that keeps you riveted through its drama January 9, 2015

    Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp Director: Tim Burton There's barely a trace of Tim Burton's signature elements in 'Big Eyes' - no Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, no Gothic stylings, no creepy monsters - and yet, this true-life story about...
  • 'Tevar' review: It's an exhausting film January 9, 2015

    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpai Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma 'Tevar', starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, is an exhausting film. The kind that leaves you feeling like you've just run the marathon... but with none of the satisfaction, or the sense of achievement that comes with reaching the...
  • 'Unbroken' review: The film is respectable, competently directed, performed January 2, 2015

    Cast: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson Director: Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie's second film as director, Unbroken, is based on the amazing true-life story of former Olympic runner Louis Zamperini who spent two-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war during World War II. The film has enough plot to fill three full-length...
  • 'PK' review: It's a courageous film that sticks to Hirani's well-oiled formula December 19, 2014

    Director: Rajkumar Hirani Cast: Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma Two films may be too few to base a theory on, but it does appear that in Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, Bollywood has found an actor/director pair committed to telling brave, relevant stories, the sort rarely tackled in mainstream popular...
  • Jessica Alba: I don't care about being a celebrity December 13, 2014

    London: Actress Jessica Alba says she does not care about her celebrity status. The 33-year-old 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' star said she would not mind if her celebrity status was ripped away from her one day because the actress feels she transformed into the person she is meant...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' review: The film has awe, spectacle and some nice light-hearted moments December 12, 2014

    Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage It's hard not to be overcome with nostalgia while watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the last chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy of The Lord of the Rings prequels, and the presumed end to his massively successful journey through...
  • 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' review: There is a sense of drama in the final moments December 5, 2014

    Director: Ravi Kumar Cast: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Warren Anderson, Rajpal Yadav This month, it will be exactly 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's biggest industrial disaster. In September, Warren Anderson died, without ever having faced trial in India for his role in the horrific catastrophe. Anderson was the...
  • 'Action Jackson' review: The film is an orgy of bloody fight scenes December 5, 2014

    Director: Prabhudheva Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam It takes a special kind of talent to make a film as awful as Action Jackson, so it should come as no surprise that it's been directed by Prabhudheva, the man who inflicted on us all kinds of pain that we otherwise refer...
  • 'Sulemani Keeda' review: The film is refreshingly authentic in its portrayal of friendship December 5, 2014

    Director: Amit Masurkar Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tewari, Aditi Vasudev There's not much by way of a groundbreaking plot in debutant writer-director Amit Masurkar's Sulemani Keeda, but this tale of two struggling screenwriters seeking a break in Bollywood feels surprisingly astute. Anyone who's spent an evening hanging out at one of Versova's...