TV

IGT: India Does Have Talent

In 2009, a 48-year-old matronly Susan Boyle floored   the judges, audience and TV viewers of Britain’s Got Talent. She  was a clear favourite to win, but ...

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True Review: Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap

During the last few weeks, Bharat ka Veer Putra —   Maharana Pratap took an interesting action packed turn.  Maharana Udai Singh was to foil Rao Surtan Si...

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True Review - Social Change @ Prime Time: Balika Vadhu

The makers of Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte have reason to celebrate. Last week the daily series completed 1500 episodes. This is   unprecedented...

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Fresh & Sharp @ Prime Time – Kehta Hai Dil…Jee Le Zara

Well, Kehta Hai Dil…Jee Le Zara completed 100 episodes in January end. Wonder what the detractors have to say now. Because when it started on August 15, 2013, there was...

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True Review: C.I.D

CID FLY KITES, TOO Last Friday, channel surfing around 10 pm, I stopped on Sony and CID. The remote wouldn?t budge. Kites crowded the skies, Daya was chasing someone, and Abh...

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Gajendra Singh, The Indigenous Innovator

One of the most common leisure activities on picnics and trips was playing antakshri during bus/train journeys, especially; of course this is before video games, What’s ...

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True Review: Boogie Woogie

Music and dance reality shows which TV audiences continue watch today are many. But it?s time we looked at a few pioneering shows, which have been telecast since the mid 1990s...

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They Brought Laughter Into Homes

Surfing through the channels late Saturday night, I found Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai on Star Utsav. Although relegated to Star One and not the premium channel Star Plus, in its run...

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Wanted: Fresh, New Ideas For Prime Time In 2014

It was gratifying to see  attempts   being made by channels, production houses,   the writers and directors to try think out of the box and attempt to...

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TRUE REVIEW: MAHABHARAT (TELEVISION)

MAHABHARAT, A TIMELESS FLAVOUR It has barely been three months since Star Plus started telecast of the 21st century’s rendition of Mahabharat. The producers and the cha...

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The Good Story And The Bad Story

Vinta Nanda reflects on discussions surrounding the OTT guidelines announced by the gove...

February 27 2021

Playing corpse and killers

Khalid Mohamed has mixed feelings about the Mohanlal movie Drishyam 2, thumbs up three e...

February 26 2021

The apotheosis of the new wave: Jules et Jim

Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are the cornerstones of one ...

February 25 2021