Latha Srinivasan

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Filmmakers need to focus on storytelling and not just stars

Out of 20 notable films that were released in B-Town this year, 15 performed badly. Many big budget highly anticipated...

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The ability to applaud women for their success and forging new paths is important

When Lalit K Modi announced he was with Sushmita Sen on his Instagram, social media was up-in-arms calling the ex-Miss...

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Bollywood needs to collaborate with South cinema for better content 

Apologies for the radio silence but I am back once again eager to write about all things entertainment. One of...

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The key to success is fresh, new content that is not available on other platforms

This week Bollywood producer and director Karan Johar announced that his show Koffee with Karan is moving to Disney +...

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Mahabharata: Panchali’s story brought to life visually  

For many of us, the Mahãbhãrata has been part of our childhood where our grandparents narrated interesting stories from this famous epic....

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Top Bollywood stars have realised that success is not limited to their marital status

The big news last week – other than the success of Kannada star Yash’s ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ – was the...

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It’s time to bet big on south film industry

Thanks to OTT, films made in other languages have been discovered and celebrated like never before. These few weeks are...

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Netflix series ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ has found a life of its own

What draws the audience into this show is the drama, rivalry, power play, egos and controversies behind the scenes rather...

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After dominating the box office with ‘Gangubai’, Alia Bhatt makes her Hollywood debut; joins the cast of ‘Heart of Stone’

Bollywood Actress Alia Bhatt is set to join the cast of Netflix’s “Heart of Stone,” as she makes her global...

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Women who are Bollywood icons 

Women in the Indian film industry have transformed everything from stories to roles, both on and behind the screen and...

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Gangubai Kathiawadi: An Alia Bhatt show all the way

The release of this period drama was long awaited and the film absolutely doesn’t disappoint. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali weaves...

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Kapil Sharma: Not just a comedian

To be honest, I am not a huge fan of low-brow humour-filled The Kapil Sharma Show (TKSS). Unlike lakhs of...

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Mental health: The need to stop spicing it up on screen

The discussion around mental health issues and the need for therapists has reached unparalleled levels with the topic no longer...

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For the love of food

The aromas from Indian kitchens titillate the senses and interestingly, this sensory experience is never the same from one kitchen...

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The superhero is the X factor in Minnal Murali: Basil Joseph

Released on Netflix, director and actor Basil Joseph’s ‘Minnal Murali’ starring Tovino Thomas had a compelling plot that encompassed all...

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2022 looks set for blockbusters

As 2022 year begins, we all look forward to a better year with a lot more compelling entertainment and adventure...

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Anmol Malik comes up with her second novel titled ‘A Plane Story’

She may be the daughter of renowned musician Anu Malik but Anmol Malik has carved out a niche for herself...

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Yesteryear Bollywood stars make a comeback on OTT

Given that the OTT format is different from that of films and television, the doors have opened for new talent...

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India is not just arranged marriage and curd rice

While arranged marriages do continue to find favour among many, the nature of it has changed in many ways today....

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Lockdown gives a boost to anthology films on OTT

From ‘Lust Stories’ and ‘Ray’ to ‘Paava Kadhaigal’ and ‘Annum Pennum’, the list of anthology films released over the last...

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Wanted: Talented new writers for OTT

Combined with the demand by OTT platforms for good writers, screenwriters have become the need of the hour in the...

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Top South heroes bat for a theatrical release

Like 2020, this year too seems to be a washout as far as big theatre releases in Hindi are concerned....

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OTT: Fuelling women power with remakes

Remakes are not new to the Indian entertainment space. We have had movie remakes between Indian regional languages for decades...

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Dalit movement has reached threshold, almost ready to explode: Malagatti

In an interview with The Sunday Guardian, Dalit writer and activist Aravind Malagatti talks about his novella, ‘Karya’. Dalit writer...