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Bhoomi: The trailer says it all!
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Bhoomi: The trailer says it all!

Syed Firdaus Ashraf feels director Omung Kumar shares too much in the trailer of his upcoming film, Bhoomi. Sometimes, when you watch a Hindi film interval onwards, you can correctly guess the back story. This applies to the Bhoomi trailer as well. If you watch the trailer (2.41 minutes), you will know what the entire film is about. It leaves no room for any kind of suspense. Sanjay Dutt seems like a concerned father, whose only aim is to see that his daughter (Aditi Rao Hydari) gets ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Trailer Review: Baadshaho looks interesting Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Trailer Review: Why is Daddy looking so lost? Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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In India, it's still all about 'Who's your dad'

It may be 2017, but the thumb rule 'uska baap kaun hai, maloom hai kya?' still dominates India, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com As a teenager I wanted to learn swimming, but there were few opportunities available. There was no swimming pool in the area where I lived and the closest pool was 5 kilometres away. That pool was run by the municipality and I had heard it handed out a measly number of entry passes for people to swim. When I arrived at the pool with a ...
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A lungi, Anil Kapoor and the story of the Internet

Interviewing Anil Kapoor, Syed Firdaus Ashraf discovered early, is a real pleasure.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "Why don't you interview Anil Kapoor?" the editor asked one afternoon. I was a fan of Anil Kapoor's, maybe just a tad less than my then favourite Govinda. Kapoor's career, which had been soaring high through the 1980s, had commenced its downward descent by the mid-1990s when the Khans began their ascent to the pinnacle of Bollywood. The ed wanted to know how Kapoor, whose ...
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Conscience is dead. Thank you Nitish Kumar for letting us know

From July 27, 2017, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf, my daughter will have to learn that there are only two most important things in life: Power and money.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Many years ago, I was watching an interview with businessman L N Mittal, one of the richest men in the world. 'What is the most important thing in the world you value?' the interviewer asked Mittal. Mittal paused before answering: 'Values.' 'After a point of time money does not matter,' Mittal said, 'only values ...
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Sex on your mind? Anushka has a plan

Syed Firdaus Ashraf checks out the teasers for Jab Harry Met Sejal. If you have sex on your mind, what would you do? Just do it? As the signature line for a certain shoe brand tells us in a different context. But wait. Sejal from Jab Harry Met Sejal believes in signing an indemnity bond for her sexual needs. Dunno what it means? We located this explanation: 'An indemnity bond is a bond that is intended to reimburse the holder for any actual or claimed loss caused by the issuer's conduct or ...
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How my mother-in-law saw 'Modi magic'

'She could not believe how much India had changed since the last time she experienced it first hand,' says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com After the results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, my 85-year-old mother-in-law found it difficult to understand why the Bharatiya Janata Party was winning election after election. She could not understand how Prime Minister Narendra Modi's electoral magic was working everywhere. "What good has Modi done that he is winning ...
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Is Shah Rukh Khan's career over? Not yet!

When Amitabh Bachchan bounced back at 60, why can't Shah Rukh Khan at 51?'Picture abhi baaki hai, mere dost', assures Syed Firdaus Ashraf.   IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India On August 10, 2007, a film, starring a superstar, released. The star did not want to be a part of that film. Another star had backed out, and this star stepped in at the last moment because the producer was a close friend. When the film was screened for a select audience before its release, the star felt it was ...
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75 years ago: 'There was absolute chaos'

'I remember the confusion over the slogan, 'Karenge Ya Marenge! (Do Or Die!)'.''I think this confusion arose because Gandhiji was arrested.''People used to wonder: What are we supposed to do?''How are we supposed to die?''How are we to fight the British?' M V Kamath, the distinguished journalist, reminisced about the Quit India movement. This feature was first published on Rediff.com on August 6, 2002. Mr Kamath, who has since passed into the ages, spoke to Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com I had ...
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'Unfortunately, people believe in WhatsApp forwards'

'Everything they read on social media, they believe, is the truth.''One of the biggest challenges in the country today is how to counter fake news and propaganda.' IMAGE: Nidhi Razdan presents her book to then President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. Photograph: Kind courtesy @RazdanNidhi/Twitter 'Today, you have to wear your patriotism on your sleeve... To question the government, the courts, the army, is to be anti-national,' NDTV Executive Editor Nidhi Razdan writes in Left, Right and ...
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Working women, Modi and tomato prices

The solution to soaring tomato prices lies in correctly deciding the government's 'priorities', something prime ministerial candidate Modi knew, but PM Modi has forgotten, argues Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Last week when I spoke to a lady colleague, I could not believe how efficiently she handled multiple tasks almost simultaneously. Getting her child ready for school, preparing breakfast, ironing clothes, taking care of her elderly parents, helping her child ...
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