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  • 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' review: It packs in more than it can comfortably handle in its two-hour running time 1 week ago

    Director: John Madden Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, David Strathairn, Richard Gere You have to hand it to them; they didn't lie when they titled it 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. This sequel to 2012's surprise hit, about a group of...
  • Dhoni's brave captaincy key to India success in World Cup: Kapil Dev 1 week ago

    Lauding Mahendra Singh Dhoni's brave leadership, cricket legend Kapil Dev feels it is the Indian captain's confidence in his players' ability that makes them believe they can retain the World Cup. India, who are undefeated in the tournament so far have won 11 straight games over two editions of the 50-over...
  • Tina Desai: My 'Marigold Hotel' co-stars Maggie Smith, Judi Dench defy the stereotype of old age 1 week ago

    New Delhi: To get to work with masters like Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Richard Gere is no laughing matter and Tina Desai knew it when she took on the role of 'Sunaina' in the first part of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. Since then the actress has...
  • World Cup: Kapil's Devils of 1983 and Dhoni's Dabanggs of 2011 March 17, 2015

    When Kapil Dev led his team out at the 1983 World Cup in England, satellite television wasn't even a figment of the imagination in India. The Berlin Wall continued to stand between the Germanys, few outside of the Germanys had heard of Boris Becker, Michael Jackson was yet to burst...
  • 'Chappie' review: It's derivative not fun March 13, 2015

    Director: Neill Blomkamp Cast: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Watkin Tudor Jones, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman 'District 9' and 'Elysium' director Neill Blomkamp's latest film 'Chappie' has a distinctly recycled feel to it. I spent most of the film's running time picking out all the references to other...
  • Dev Patel is a wonderful actor: Hugh Jackman March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Hollywood star Hugh Jackman is all praise for actor Dev Patel with whom he is sharing screen space in upcoming sci-fi film 'Chappie'. In the film, which revolves around a sentient robot who has to learn how to survive in a terrifyingly violent and dangerous underworld, Patel and Jackman both...
  • 'Ek Paheli Leela': Jay Bhanushali serenades Sunny Leone, but she's dancing with Rajneesh Duggal in a flashback in 'Tere bin nahi laage' February 26, 2015

    Written and directed by Bobby Khan, 'Ek Paheli Leela' features Sunny Leone, Jay Bhanushali, Rajneesh Duggal and Rahul Dev in the lead roles. The new song 'Tere bin nahi laage' has been composed by Amaal Mallik and Uzair Jaswal, and sung by Jaswal himself. ...
  • Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge February 25, 2015

    One of the few persons to have witnessed Kapil Dev's historic 175* against Zimbabwe was the celebrated journalist Ashis Ray. He was in India and CNN-IBN's Cricket Editor, Sanjeeb Mukherjea caught up with him to talk about his book "Cricket World Cup - The Indian Challenge" and his documentary on...
  • World Cup: Top-order batsmen need to fire against Proteas, says Kapil Dev February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels that India's top-order batsmen need to take more responsibility for the team to win against South Africa, who have a potent bowling attack led by the dangerous Dale Steyn. India have been bogged down by losing wickets in a cluster as they lost...
  • World Cup 2015: Former Indian cricketers laud Team India after win against Pakistan February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Crediting India's emphatic win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's mature captaincy, cricket legend Kapil Dev on Sunday said the Indian skipper used his experience really well and was spot on with field placements. "This Pakistan team lacks maturity but we seem to have...
  • Cricket commentary for India vs Pakistan match with Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid was an honour: Amitabh Bachchan February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan felt honoured Sunday to do commentary for the India-Pakistan match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with cricket legends like Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid. Big B did commentary as part of an integration between broadcaster Star Sports and the makers of his latest film "Shamitabh", which...
  • Why you can't write off India's World Cup defence February 9, 2015

    Honestly, did anybody think India will win the World Cup in 1983? Fans as well as past and present players will not shy away from saying an unbiased 'no'. From 17 for 5 against Zimbabwe, nobody thought India would even reach the knockouts, especially after Zimbabweans had given Australia the...
  • Sunny Leone: People will see all the hard work that I put into becoming 'Leela' February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone, who will be seen in a totally different avatar in Bobby Khan's forthcoming film 'Ek Paheli Leela', said it was very challenging for her to transform herself into the character of Leela. Sunny was present at the trailer launch of film here Friday when she was asked...
  • World Cup Flashback: When Kapil's Devils turned world beaters in 1983 February 5, 2015

    Beginning as rank underdogs, "Kapil's devils" left the cricketing pundits shaking their heads in disbelief by lifting the trophy in the 1983 World Cup, that saw the end of the West Indies' uninterrupted reign and produced delightful upsets as the number of matches almost doubled. The June 9-25 tournament, staged by...
  • Delhi HC restrains Sunil Dev from acting as DDCA Director February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed its order restraining former India cricket team manager and DDCA Secretary Sunil Dev from acting as a director of the sports body for allegedly violating Companies Act by receiving remuneration for rendering his services. A bench of justice B D Ahmed and Sanjeev...
  • Excited about Indo-Pak World Cup match commentary: Amitabh Bachchan February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is busy cramming to get into the intricacies of cricket terminologies ahead of his debut commentary stint during the upcoming India-Pakistan match of the 2015 World Cup. Bachchan, 72, who will be joining seasoned commentators Harsha Bhogle and Kapil Dev for the highly-awaited February 15 match,...
  • Don't mind Virat Kohli blowing flying kisses, says Kapil Dev February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that he is fine with Virat Kohli's antics as long as he is performing on the field. "If Virat Kohli scores a century and then blows a flying kiss towards his girlfriend, I have no problems. Rather I have problem if a player...
  • India lack experience but have fighting spirit: Kapil Dev February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev on Monday said that though the country's World Cup squad lacks experience, they can fill the void through their energy and commitment. Indian selectors excluded veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Gautam Gambhir from the squad that will defend...
  • Introducing Amitabh Bachchan, the commentator for India vs Pakistan World Cup clash February 2, 2015

    An India vs Pakistan match is never short of drama and to add to that intensity for the World Cup encounter at The Gabba on February 15 will be India's most iconic film personality - Amitabh Bachchan. According to a report in the The Asian Age, Amitabh will join India's 1983...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Mukund ton puts Tamil Nadu in command January 14, 2015

    Chennai: Skipper Abhinav Mukund led from the front with a patient century to help Tamil Nadu reach a strong position on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh. At stumps, Tamil Nadu were 360 for 7 in reply to Uttar Pradesh's first-innings score of 182...
  • Kapil Dev hails Dhoni's retirement timing January 13, 2015

    Saluting his decision to retire from Test cricket, former India captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given everybody, including the chair-greedy administrators, a food for thought with his bold step. "You could have easily played 100 Tests. We could not do it what you have done by...
  • It is every actor's dream to work with Wachowskis brothers, says 'Marigold Hotel' star Tina Desai January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Tina Desai, who has a role in forthcoming Hollywood film 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', will soon also be seen playing a lead character in the 'Sense8' American fiction drama series. The show revolves around eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become mentally...
  • 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' to premier at British Royal Family Gala December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Tina Desai is elated that her Hollywood project 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' has been chosen to be screened at a gala for Britain's Royal Family next year. The entire cast, including Dev Patel and Tina Desai, will be in attendance at the London gala Feb 17. "It is...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • What happens when you watch Rajinikanth's film 'Lingaa' on the big screen: You don't just see the movie, you live it December 18, 2014

    Pune: Sometimes I feel like I don't know my own city -- the city I was born and raised in, the city that taught me the difference between being a Punekar and a being a Puneite. As a features writer, I'm good with weird. Artwork that looks like it has been...