Mehrunisa Review: Farrukh Jaffer is Superb as an Aspiring Actress in This Austrian Film

In a film industry that abandons female stars once they have crossed their 30s, and pairs their contemporary male actors with much younger actresses, Mehrunisa is a thematically significant work like Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burqa (2016), where Ratna Pathak Shah played a 55-year-old woman who is ridiculed for her sexual desires.

From Arth To Lipstick Under My Burkha: The Heartening Rise In Women-Centric Films in Bollywood

The story is about Rehana Abidi (Plabita Borthakur), a burkha-clad college girl  who secretly aspires to become a pop singer; Shireen Aslam (Konkona SenSharma), an oppressed mother of three who secretly lives a life as a saleswoman; Leela (Aahana Kumra), a young beautician who plots to elope with her boyfriend; and matriarch Usha (Ratna Pathak Shah), who has resigned herself to being called buaji but rediscovers her sexuality over anonymous phone calls with her swimming instructor.

Love Per Square Foot Review: A Film That Captures The Angst Of The Millennials

Love Per Square Foot, Netflix India’s original film and quite aptly released on Valentine’s Day, is a perfect tribute to the what millennials are *actually* like; the ones who are aspirational, hard working and willing to go the extra mile.Ratna Pathak Shah as Blossom, Karina’s mother, and Supriya Pathak, Sanjay’s mother, are a delight to watch, especially considering the two have an impeccable comic timing.

Amala Paul Will Star In The Tamil Remake Of Nil Battey Sannata

Actress Amala Paul, who is awaiting the release of director Pandiraj’s Pasanga 2, is reportedly playing one of the leads in the Tamil remake of the Bollywood film Nil Battey Sannata. Nil Battey Sannata is a mother-daughter story starring Swara Baskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Pankaj Tripathi. According to a TOI report, Amala Paul will essay the role of the daughter, while actress Revathi is being approached to play the role of her mother. Shooting of the remake will commence next month. The film will be jointly produced by Anand L Rai and Dhanush.

Unpaused Review: This Lockdown Anthology Wears Rose-tinted Glasses

Centred on a rich software engineer who suffers from hypochondria (Gulshan Devaiah) and a doctor (Saiyami Kher)﹣a Covid warrior, the film narrates a lighthearted story that states that even in a new world designed and run by the virus, the demands and crises of human relationships remain the same.Arun delicately weaves in two narratives into this short ﹣one, of systemic apathy, India’s class divide and the hypocrisy of charity, and another, on the chasm between the young couple’s desire for a life where they could be a normal family cooped up in a house and their reality.

‘Unpaused’ Trailer: Amazon Prime’s Anthology Film Captures Life During Lockdown

The trailer of Unpaused, Amazon Prime Video’s first Hindi anthology film, was released on Tuesday at a virtual press conference. Unpaused is a collection of five short films set in a post-Covid-19 world. Directed by Raj & DK, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Avinash Arun, and Nitya Mehra, the shorts delve into themes of friendship, love, hope, second chances, and new beginnings.

What To Stream: ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ Is About A Family That’s Stuck With Each Other To Great Comic Effect

While Sahil has a real job, Rosesh spends his time trying out for theatre roles and writing terrible poetry – for instance, “Khatarkhun Khatarkhun/ Chale Mere Dil Ki Dhun” and “Hai hava mein victory ki aroma/ jeet gayi Momma, jeet gayi Momma. ” For his part, Indravadan spends his time playing practical jokes on Maya and harassing Rosesh (or Maya Part 2, as he calls him).

Thappad Movie Review: A Competent, Well-Made Film That Examines Happiness And Respect In A Marriage

Maybe it’s a coincidence that in Soni in which a superb Geetika Vaidya plays a young cop disillusioned with the system has Amrita Pritam’s Raseedi Ticket given to her, and in this movie, she’s working in an Amrita’s house… and film ends with the recital of a poem titled Amrita.The trailer had me thinking maybe this is one of those court-room screaming matches, or one woman fighting for all women, kind of film. But it isn’t.

World Theatre Day: A New Crop Of Bollywood Actors Who Dabble In Plays & Films

Manav Kaul is a known theatre figure, having started his own theatre company in 2004 that produced several notable plays including Ilhaam, Park and Shakkar ke Paanch Daane.  He made his acting debut in Hindi cinema with fantasy film Jajantaram Mamantaram in 2003, and has been lauded for his performance as a right-wing politician in the Gujarat-based Hindi drama Kai Po Che!  in 2013.

Tamil Nadu Theatre Strike: An Alternative List Of Films From Digital Streaming Platforms

An action-comedy directed by Seth Gordon, this film features A-listers like Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.  The plot follows lifeguard Mitch Buchannon and his team, who in an effort to save their beach have to take down a drug lord.Focusing on a physicist (Kishore) and his young girlfriend (Yasmin Ponnappa) with time travel as the backdrop, the film is directed by Dhilip Kumar and written by film critic Baradwaj Rangan.

Oscars 2018: Where Women Cheered For Each Other And Called For ‘Inclusion Rider’

Among the nominees in the major categories were cinematographer Rachel Morrison and actor-writer-director Greta Gerwig, making history as the first women to ever be there.  Morrison lost her award to Roger A Deakins, the iconic cinematographer whose legacy is impossible to be contained in an Oscar recognition, and Greta lost to Shape Of Water director Guillermo Del Toro, whose film also won the award for the best picture, toppling the trend of not awarding the best director and best picture to the same team.

For Want Of Space And Love: Watch Netflix’s Love Per Square Foot Trailer

Netflix India has several projects lined up for the new year and one of them is Love Per Square Foot. Infusing some real struggle involving the want of space in an already packed and notoriously unaffordable city, Love Per Square Foot appears to be that slice-of-life romantic comedy with the two protagonists, who for once, are in a quandary that is very relatable.

Cinema In 2017: The Year Of Gender Rights, Big Revelations & Small Wins

The #MeToo movement so far has become a tool for privileged women as this report in the Bustle points out: “While the “Me Too” campaign has been a powerful demonstration of the systemic nature of sexual violence, most of the stories have focused on non-disabled, white, and straight cis women.Some of the best known names of the entertainment industry confessed to inappropriate behaviour – Louis CK, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck… according to Vox, 105 power magnets have been accused of sexual harassment ever since Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News.

Ronnie Screwvala’s ‘Love Per Square Foot’ To Be Netflix’s First Indian Film; Indrajith Comic Book Launched

An adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games and a collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan’s company Red Chillies Entertainment for a web-series based on Bilal Siddiqi’s novel The Bard of Blood are the other Netflix ventures in India.Streaming video giant Netflix will venture into it’s first Indian film in collaboration with Ronnie Screwvala production house RSVP.