'Milestone' (also known as 'Meel Patthar'); Cast: Suvinder Vicky, Lakshvir Saran; Direction: Ivan Ayr; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)

Multiplexes face single screen fate (Column: B-Town)

Multiplexes face single screen fate (Column: B-Town)

Film and television production has come to a halt again due to the second lockdown. The production sector will bounce back soon as the things are back to normal, and so will most of the film-related sectors albeit with bruises. But what happens to the multiplex cinema properties that sprang up like wild mushrooms all over the country?

Raveena Tandon: Delhi is almost gasping for breath

Raveena Tandon: Delhi is almost gasping for breath

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon says she is disturbed by the oxygen shortage in the capital amid the second wave of Covid, and has taken it upon herself to send oxygen cylinders to the city.

'The Disciple' director Chaitanya Tamhane: I'm told my films are not commercially viable

'The Disciple' director Chaitanya Tamhane: I'm told my films are not commercially viable

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Chaitanya Tamhane's second directorial, the Marathi film "The Disciple", dropped digitally recently after doing the rounds of the global festival circuit. Tamhane's debut film "Court" had won acclaim and awards internationally, too. While he is aware of the perception that his films are not commercially viable, he hopes to reverse that view.

Mythological drama takes over small screen

Mythological drama takes over small screen

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Last year during Covid lockdown, Doordarshan struck gold re-telecasting "Ramayan", Ramanand Sagar's hit mythological series of the eighties. This year, as India has come to a standstill once again owing to the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, many soap makers seem to have picked up cue. Mythology seems to be flavour on the tube once again, as Indian television finds a ready homebound audience base.

Himesh Reshammiya recalls how Kishore Kumar re-recorded a song inspired

Himesh Reshammiya recalls how Kishore Kumar re-recorded a song inspired

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya has recalled the time when the late Kishore Kumar wanted to re-record a song, inspired by the nuances rendered by Lata Mangeshkar as the female voice. The two playback legends were recording for Himesh's father Vipin Reshammiya.

Bored of lockdown? Learn a new trick online

Bored of lockdown? Learn a new trick online

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) What do you do when you are bored of OTT and there's nowhere to go because there is a raging pandemic outside. You learn a new trick. Cyber space is buzzing with online classes that promise to make you adept at everything, from whipping up an exotic dish to stirring up a lip-smacking cocktail or mocktail, to picking a few intricate dance moves, and even master a not-so-common workout regime.

The Disciple: Hits the notes of excellence (IANS Review; Rating: * * * *)

The Disciple: Hits the notes of excellence (IANS Review; Rating: * * * *)

The Disciple (film released on OTT); Cast: Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat; Direction: Chaitanya Tamhane; Rating: * * * * (four stars)