Social media came to India in September 2006 and it was considered to be a nice way of making friends, catching up with old friends and acquaintances out of touch for a long time, and also a means to exchange ideas and information. Twitter, which was launched a month or so earlier, in July 2006, was turning out to be another story, altogether.

The Girl On The Train: Derailed drama (IANS Review; Rating: * *)

The Girl On The Train: Derailed drama (IANS Review; Rating: * *)

The Girl On The Train; Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Nisha Aaliya, Shamaun Ahmed; Director: Ribhu Dasgupta; Rating: * * (two stars)

Friday Clashes: Bollywood biggies lock horns in overcrowded year

Friday Clashes: Bollywood biggies lock horns in overcrowded year

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood experienced a lull last year with hardly any film getting a theatrical release owing to the complete closure of cinemas. With business opening up, many films are ready to release and raring to go. The inevitable, of course, is happening with a slew of films announcing release dates. In an overcrowded market, multiple Fridays this year will see box office clash between two films.

Kriti Sanon: You can't be cautious and still move ahead in career

Kriti Sanon: You can't be cautious and still move ahead in career

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has a packed year ahead, with five films scheduled to release. Her projects are at different stages of production, boast of either big production houses or new genre or high expectation from fans owing to commercial value.

Bollywood plans a big comeback with sequels

Bollywood plans a big comeback with sequels

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Bollywood might have had a slow run last year with lockdown prompting total closure of cinema halls through most of 2020, but the industry sure has plans to bounce back with multiple big-ticket films over the next months. A large chunk of these are sequels.

Pele: Genius in the time of unrest (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2)

Pele: Genius in the time of unrest (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2)

Pele (biographical documentary film); Direction: David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)

Anurag Basu: Thin line between using freedom of creativity and misusing it

Anurag Basu: Thin line between using freedom of creativity and misusing it

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Basu says filmmakers have always explored bold subjects irrespective of the medium it is presented on. However, the line that differentiates freedom of creativity and misusing that freedom needs to be kept in mind by filmmakers at all times.

Own production: The eternal dream (Column: B-Town)

Own production: The eternal dream (Column: B-Town)

Core business is a phrase that got familiar with the arrival of corporate houses in the film business. Which is to say, they would stick to the business they came to do and know it better, rather than branch out into other businesses that may look lucrative but you knew little about.