Begum Jaan makes a lot of noise, cuts a lot of throats, but sucks up to kiddie-ideas of history and revolution, feels Sreehari Nair. In Begum Jaan, Vidya Balan (playing the eponymous Begum) puffs on her hookah-pipe, the smoke emanating from which creates clouds above, and birds appear in the clouds for Begum to talk to. She talks to the birds, and then the birds fly away and tweet her saga far and wide, across lands and lampposts. The clouds occasionally rain themselves out, and as ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Actor Michael Douglas says he has become a better husband and a father since his cancer battle. The 72-year-old actor was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010 and says that since recovering from the illness he has been determined to spend more time with ...Business Standard, 1 week ago
Here are Aseem Chhabra's picks -- 'films that mattered to me, entertained me and will stay with me through the year.' With nearly 400 films in several different sections, this year's Berlinale was a treat for the senses of film lovers. February is a cold month in Germany and so as in the past Berlin's heated movie theatres became a refuge for film fanatics. This was my ninth year at the Berlinale and I ended up breaking my own record. I watched 39 films -- some exceptionally good, while others ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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