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A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews When Chotu (name changed) is entering the mill, his gut tells him to stop. "Back ho jaun", he says. But he cannot. He has probably entered puberty, and he has to toil for 12 hours in the confines of mill, running around, obeying orders. There is no dearth of cheap, convenient laborers. He will be replaced. He resists, he ignores his urges. He has no choice. He has to feed himself. There is a boy who is unable to focus on his work as his tired eyelids keep closing involuntarily. All these 'workers', they don't know the owner, they haven't seen his 'shakal', all they know is their 'khata' and thei...
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  October 19, 2017, 10:28 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Secret Superstar is a family drama film written and directed by Advait Chandan who started his career as an assistant for renowned ad film director Prahlad Kakkar. Produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, Secret Superstar stars Zaira Khan in the lead role of a school girl named Insiya, belonging to a conservative Muslim family based out of Vadodara, Gujarat, who aspires to be a singer. The film costars Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Kabir Sajid, and Aamir Khan. Insiya, who is studying in Class X, has a rare gift for singing, but her cruel father, who regularly assaults his wife, strongly disapproves of i...
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  October 19, 2017, 1:14 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Few movies have revolutionized a genre like the Ridley Scott 1982 cult classic Blade Runner. Interestingly, it took Scott almost 25 years to finally come out with ‘The Final Cut’—the digitally re-mastered version of the film that’s truest to his artistic vision. For, Scott didn’t have complete editorial and artistic control over the earlier four versions of the film. Of all the versions of Blade Runner, it is ‘The Final Cut’ that’s the bleakest and most violent.  It’s the only version to contain the original full-length version of the unicorn dream. It also features all...
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  October 18, 2017, 12:35 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAfter a return from Cannes with his last feature film The Wife's Letter, director Aneek Chaudhuri turns to act more for the society than for himself. His last film although was more of an egoist attempt, his current film White speaks about the universal topic of rape; more importantly, this is a silent motion picture with a duration of around 75 minutes. The first look of this film was currently launched at Toronto International Film Festival. White is a film that combines three tales with the common theme of rape. The first story speaks of a factory worker, the second story speaks of a single mother and the third story is of a married coupl...
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  October 17, 2017, 3:56 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe British Council recently unveiled Mix the Body, an interactive digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world-renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Attakkalari Dance Company from India. The platform has been created as part of the British Council's UK/India 2017 initiative - a yearlong celebration of cultural exchange between the two countries. 'Mix the Body' is an interactive platform that enables anyone with a smartphone to create a sequence of contemporary dance, using movements choreographed by McGregor and performed by dancers from the Attakkalari Dance Company, based in Bangalore, and Company Wayne McGregor. It is ...
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  October 17, 2017, 1:31 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureI was recently invited by New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) as a panelist for its annual Digital Market Summit. The event was coordinated by the renowned author and academician Dr. Amit Nagpal. My panel discussion was on the topic 'Digital Media & Online Journalism'. Ajay Kumar Mishra, Program Head, Economy Today, DD News and Author Meenu Mehrotra were the other two panelists. The discussion covered the role of online journalists and bloggers in digital transformation, various aspects of online journalism and blogging such as new media psychology, viral marketing, etc. The other panelists for the summit were as follows:About New Delhi ...
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  October 15, 2017, 4:31 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Nataranjan BohidarThe Oscars are back in the reckoning in the Indian mind, i.e. If they have ever been out of reckoning ,particularly during a perceived need-period for the economic feel good, such as now. So, the honesty of a NEWTON and the integrity of our version of the march of democracy, that I call TRIRURBANITY - of that more later - is being thrust under the Oscarolfactory as evidence.Now, all we need is an endorsement from the apex golden stamp authority of a global industry where we are volume leaders but that phrase ringing more and more like an abuse, we now wish to be acknowledged as value-oriented volume leaders. So, our submission appears to go...
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  October 15, 2017, 3:15 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Anirban LahiriFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsThespian Anupam Kher makes a mix of screwball and mumble core to initiate the kids from his acting academy, Actor Prepares, in acting in a feature film. The purpose is commendable. But, the result frustrates us.The premise is a known one. Girl is to elope with boy to settle in the tinsel town. She is street-smart, while he is chocolate but skilled. They need money. They loot a bank.Almost a picaresque drama. Definitely not a Bonny and Clyde. With forced and fake dialogues, cliché characterizations and goals, and setup stereotypes worse than the Ed Wood spoofs, the film is halted since it begins.Time...
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  October 15, 2017, 2:00 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureHere is a much awaited official trailer of Tumhari Sulu. It’s a comedy- drama directed by Suresh Triveni starring Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia & Malishka Mendonsa.Readers, please feel free to share your opinion by leaving your comments. As always your valuable thoughts are highly appreciated!  Previous Post: 'Arjun Reddy': A modern day ‘Devdas’ tale of love which neither provokes nor inspires but merely tells us a captivating storyComplete List of Reviewshttp://feeds.feedburner.com/APotpourriOfVestiges...
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  October 14, 2017, 4:45 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Rohith RajuFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsWell, it's not the every year that we get the privilege to witness a movie that is raw, intense and has an out of the box performances. The cross genre - black comedy, romance - make this film a sensation. Debutant Sandeep Vanga manifests how far can a true film maker can go barring all the commercial segments. Here is a genre-defying film that have many nostalgic moments. The film’s prologue is very poetic. It has two images; the former has two couples, seems to be our lead, lying barely on the bed. It emphasizes this situation is the  essence for purest form of love as both the bodies are unite...
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  October 12, 2017, 2:32 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureWe are almost done with 2017 but looks like the rest of the 2017 as well as the coming year 2018 is going to be magnificent for most of the Bollywood fans.Some of the upcoming movies of 2017 and 2018 are going to major blockbusters. We are heading towards months filled with action, comedy, biographic entertainers. Most of these entertainers are filled with A-listed cast and crew members ready to unleash their acting talent on the big screen.1. Secret SuperstarDirector: Advait ChandanProducer:  Aamir KhanCast: Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim, Meher VijRelease date: 19th October 2017About Film : 'Secret Superstar’ features the Dangal girl, Zaira Wasim. Based ...
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  October 11, 2017, 11:56 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ExclusiveBy Murtaza Ali KhanOver the last four decades Amitabh Bachchan has delivered some of the most memorable performances in the history of Indian cinema. This includes his turns in films like Zanjeer, Deewaar, Sholay, Coolie, Main Azad Hoon, Agnipath, Black, Mohabbatein, Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, Piku, and Pink. Some of the greatest screenwriters of Hindi cinema have heaped praise on his remarkable screen presence and dialog delivery. Renowned screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar said: "Talented people like Amitabh Bachchan are very rare. The kind of work he has done and the example he has set through his work in all these years is a paradigm to all.” Salim Khan, w...
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  October 11, 2017, 5:56 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureGolmaal Again team booted the one day Movie Mela festival of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star. The action-comedy franchise fame director Rohit Shetty marked his presence in the panel along with the Golmaal's iconic team. Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand were in conversation with the first panel. On being asked about what motivated Rohit Shetty to make sequels building a mega franchise, he said “It was not planned or deliberate. It connected with the audience, especially the characters and the moments of the film. These were the things that remained with the audience after having watched the film.” Ajay Devgn, being a part of this series since it...
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  October 9, 2017, 6:28 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureJunaid, a documentary by a group of four student filmmakers from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, Sarah Rifai, Raza Ansari, Mehtab Shah and Daud Arif, was screened at Khudai Khidmatgar, Ghaffar Manzil, Okhla, New Delhi - 110025 on Sunday in front of a big gathering. The screening was followed by a panel discussion presided over by the renowned social activist Kamla Bhasin and Advocate Kabir Dixit (Supreme Court). The screening was organized by the filmmakers in collaboration with Sabka Ghar (house dedicated to all those who have been killed in the name of religion, race, caste, and boundaries).Junaid is an attempt to present the untold story revolving ...
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  October 8, 2017, 6:15 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Muavza is a satirical comedy directed by Girish Juneja. The film stars Annu Kapoor, Akhilendra Mishra, and Pankaj Berry in the pivotal roles. The film presents the story of the nouveau riche of Delhi told through the microcosm of a section of the Gujjar community. Over the last couple of decades Delhi has been undergoing a constant expansion, engulfing neighboring villages and suburban settlements. This has led to a soaring rise in property rates; even barren patches of lands are suddenly valued in millions. Muavza brings to the fore the dramatic changes that this has brought to the lifestyle...
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  October 6, 2017, 6:17 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, who previously directed the Akshay Kumar blockbuster Airlift, Chef, is a film about an Indian chef, working abroad, named Roshan Kalra, who gets fired for assaulting a white man after the latter complains about the quality of food served at a food joint he was overseeing. Kalra, who has a son back in India, travels to Kochi to spend some time with him. In Kochi he learns that his ex-wife, a dancer by profession, is dating a rich landlord. What ensues is a journey of self-realization for Roshan as he tries to start afresh while desperately trying to mend the old...
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  October 6, 2017, 1:42 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureWe all get tired of our busy lives and feel like breaking free of the day to day drudgery. Travel often serves as the elixir that helps keep us in the right spirit as and when our daily schedules get a bit too overwhelming. Speaking of travel, even those who are habitual travelers see Honeymoon as the best time to fulfill their travel fantasies. The desire to travel gets stronger and stronger when we see various beautiful places on television, cinema screens or internet. Just consider how popular a honeymoon destination is Paris amongst the newly wedded Indian couples. Hollywood, and of late Bollywood, has played a pivotal role in establishing Paris as one of t...
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  October 5, 2017, 11:34 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Murtaza Ali KhanStarting this month we are starting a new monthly feature on ‘A Potpourri of Vestiges’ wherein we will be highlighting the best new programmes on the popular streaming platform Netflix across India. We will choose the best for you from the monthly catalog comprising Netflix originals or licensed content—series, shows, movies, etc. So, without much ado, allow us to present to you A list of 15 must-watch things to watch on Netflix India in October 2017.1. Stranger Things, Season 2After a roller-coaster of Season 1, Stranger Things is back with a whole new season of suspense and chaos. Wanna know how the surviving citizens of Hawkins, Indi...
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  October 5, 2017, 2:51 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureZee Studios International, in its attempt to make Indian Cinema reach wider avenues and grow international markets for our films, is now all set to release Aamir Khan’s upcoming movie Secret Superstar in Turkey.A first of its kind move in the foreign land, the film will release on 20th October  to encourage viewers to experience Aamir’s magic on the big screen.  To mark the milestone release, the superstar is all set to visit Turkey on 4th October to formally announce the release of his upcoming film. To ensure desired eyeballs, the film will also be subtitled in Turkish.Apart tom Turkey, the film will also have a wide rel...
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  October 4, 2017, 9:59 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureMuavza – Zameen Ka Paisa is an Indian Hindi language drama film. Directed by Girish Juneja and produced by Jagdish Gupta under the banner of Jagson Entertainment Company's Film. The film features Annu Kapoor along with many other known faces in lead role. After playing an advocate from Jolly LLB 2 to a village man Bechu Bai here is the veteran actor’s next that is all set to hit the screens. Recently Anu Kapoor with the director and the producer promoted Muavza – Zameen Ka Paisa in Le Meridien, Delhi.The fact that the never-ending expansion of the Northern belt has engulfed its neighboring towns & villages, and how it has chan...
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  October 3, 2017, 6:37 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureJunaid, a documentary by Raza Ansari, Sarah Rifai, Mehtab Shah and Daud Arif, presents the untold story behind the lynching of a 16 year old boy named Junaid a day before Eid on board a train while on his way back to his home. A resident of Ballabhgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Junaid had come to Delhi with his brothers to do shopping for Eid. The 16-year-old was brutally stabbed to death on his way back for being a suspected beef eater. The film endeavors to bring to light the untold story of Junaid that went completely unnoticed amidst the race for TRP's and political mileage. So brace yourselves for the reality which was not shown by any of the media houses!The f...
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  October 3, 2017, 1:09 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureChef, an upcoming Hindi film directed by Raja Krishna Menon, features Saif Ali Khan and Padmapriya Janakoraman in the lead roles. Chef marks the Bollywood debut of Malayalam actress Padmapriya Janakiraman. Chef is the official remake of John Favreau's 2014 Hollywood film of the same name, which starred the director in the titular role.  The film largely revolves around the relationship of Saif's character with his son and how they overcome their strained relations over food. Recently the team was here in Delhi and promoted the film in Select City Walk PVR  Plaza, Delhi. Food films are rare in India. Chef seems like o...
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  October 2, 2017, 4:26 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Nataranjan BohidarLuveria for the Oscar, aka Oscaritis, is back again anutan with NEWTON gravitating towards tribalia demos critias! But before we take telling pot-shots at the apple or applette authority, if you like, that the election commission carries on its head into unchortled and up-until-now ungloated territory it may be a good idea to revisit our famillionaire suburbania...in a local trainia...at a local Mumbai stationia! Should Danny be Boyling over the rapid degeneration in the quality of conversation in India surrounding his sado-masochistic (sm) Scalpel & Machete (SM) Slumdog Millionaire(SM), it should surprise no one, particularly those who...
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  October 2, 2017, 12:03 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureMusic unites. Music inspires. Ilaiyaraaja, Isaignani, as the master is called lovingly, has united and inspired generations with his spellbinding work across Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, English and many others. The reclusive saintly master, known, over the decades, for his humility and unique skill in having mastered and disrupted the art form is all set to disrupt all over again choosing to tell this unique story to a whole new digital generation via the Facebook platform,which looks at this initiative as a regional-global story straddling millions of Ilaiyaraaja fans and music communities across a swathe of geographies and interests an...
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  September 29, 2017, 11:11 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAs everyone knows that Ramleela is a dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Rama according to the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana or secondary literature based on it such as the Ramcharitmanas. And the LuvKush Ramleela Committee is one of the oldest committees in Delhi who has been organizing Ramleela at Lal Quila Maidan, Red Fort. And same is going this year as well. Started from 21st September till 1st October 2017. the LuvKush Ramleela have reached the 8th phase of the play, and as per the today's plot finally, Lord Ram defeated Kumbhkaran and Laxman ended a life of Meghnad. Apart from this, the pure evening of Ramleela went away with other scenes too, s...
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  September 29, 2017, 9:45 pm
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