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The waltz of death is free and running open

Dear Bihar, Can you hear those sounds? Don’t worry the guns are still biting the dust, but the sound of those firecrackers are surely an indication of the things to come. I am at loss of words, last year you had that one power of choosing the right ballot and you landed up choosing the wrong bullet. What have you guys done? Did you see those thirteen hundred SUV’s zip past the dusty terrains of Bhagalpur? Trust me; even our Prime Minister had a lesser cavalcade when he won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Not that I adhere to his

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I stand by Salman Khan: I believe he is “Being Human”

My friend and I were driving home after a late night gig, the car was moving at a speed of about 60kms/hr, quite surprising for Bombay even at odd hours. Suddenly my friend screeched his car to a halt. He rolled down his windows and shrieked in anger and drove off. Hell! What happened there? The stretch at Juhu Versova link road has a divider, where people sleep, a hand came right on to the car, my friend managed to just brake in time, had he not been able to do so, that man would have lost his arm. This

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It wasn’t the Indian team but Times Now that shamed the nation

The year was 2005; Liverpool was playing AC Milan in the champion’s league final. At half time Liverpool was trailing 3-0. On their way out, during the break the AC Milan players kissed the trophy, believing that it was theirs. Then in the second half with fourteen minutes to play, Liverpool did the unthinkable. They scored three goals and eventually won the game on penalties. The significance of this story in today’s context is that at no point did my friends and I lose hope when ‘Team India’ was chasing an improbable target. Yes! Sadly we lost the game but

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Review: Messenger Of God: Gurmeet Ram Rahim is someone Bollywood never wanted

Cast: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Daniel Kaleb, Flora Saini, Jayshree Soni, Olexandra Semen, Gaurav Gera. Directed By: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Jeetu Arora. First Take: Valentine day is around the corner and what better way than to celebrate the festival of love by taking your date out for this movie. Do not find sarcasm in my statement, I genuinely mean it. It works both ways, if one needs to discover love again; humor is the best solution and MSG the best medicine. The movie also is the best perfect way of reminding your date that nothing is right between the two

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Movie Review: Dolly ki Doli: Sonam can’t act saala

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Rajkumar Rao & Varun Sharma. Directed by: Abhishek Dogra First Take: So how does one critique a film that has accusations of plagiarism already? Obvious answer folks, watch the original. Then have the moral rights in the world to rip out such producers who make even a simple story into a bizaare and an obnoxious one. Of course the other bit that we all can do is pray, that the Supreme Court does a crack down on copyright infringement too. We need better and stringent laws to stop such ‘inspired’ activities. Story: Dolly (Sonam Kapoor) along

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Movie Review: Crazy Cukkad Family: Good film, Swanand Kirkire is Amazing

Cast:  Swanand Kirkire, Shilpa Shukla, Nora Fatehi, Kiran Karmarkar and Kushal Punjabi. Director: Ritesh Menon First Take: There is something about Prakash Jha. When he wields the camera, he makes good political thrillers. But when it comes to producing films or just backing it, he tends to dabble in different stream cinema. He did that with ‘Dil Dosti etc’ and now he has done it again with this subtle comic caper. Story:  Shilpa Shukla is a wannabe beauty contestant, who couldn’t fulfill her dream of becoming a Miss India because of her father. A husband (Ninad Kamat), who is despised

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Movie Review: Tevar: No Tevar in this. Don’t Watch

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee & Sonakshi Sinha. Directed by: Amit Sharma.  First take: 2015 is here. Bollywood has opened its account. Big celebs have given the pseudo superman thumbs up. Of course the cozy club remains intact and the largest film industry in the world starts on a sour note. Story: He is a combination of superman and a terminator. She is on the run from a baddie desperate to marry him. So desperate that he advertises for jockey all through the 160 minutes. The Indie terminator who doesn’t qualify for a peon’s job, self employs himself as a

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Bollywood Entertainment Films Movies Top

Bollywood 2014: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Have you ever tried the ‘Book my show’ application on your phone? Or have you ever booked a ticket online? Life has become so much simpler in the age of technology. One can gauge the hype of a movie through IMDB ratings, some of them of course being rigged, but nine times out of ten they get it right. The last decade or so has seen a paradigm shift in the perception of the movie goers. Tickets have become obscenely expensive, forcing viewers to pick and choose wisely. The disturbing bit amidst all this activities is the lack of options

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Cricket in 2014, the highs, the lows and the number 63

It will be an understatement to suggest that 2014 has been an eventful year for the game of cricket. The sport has seen some dramatic events at its administrative level that has had some lauding it, while others gasping at the turn of events. Off the field, controversies, fall from grace, a tell all saga, everything has ensued. On the field has been no less dramatic. Certain teams creating history, some becoming one. It has all happened in a space of twelve months. Here are the five stories that defined cricket for me in 2014. (5) David v/s Goliath: A

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Movie Review: Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain: It needs to be seen

Cast: Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, Tanishta Chaterjee, Rajpal Yadav & Lisa Dwan. Directed by: Ravi Kumar. Disclaimer: Warren Anderson is dead. The horror of that ill-fated night in Bhopal though is alive in millions affected by that tragedy. Does this film deliver? Will the audience relate to the horror of that dark night? Because for the ones who still live the horror as part of the aftermath, justice has been delayed, and also denied. Plot: Dilip (Rajpal Yadav), a rickshaw puller, who in a desperate attempt to earn more money, gets into Union Carbide as a daily wage labourer. Local journalist

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