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Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review: Amitabh, Aamir and Fatima will make you feel ‘thugged’ with this one

Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review: Amitabh, Aamir and Fatima will make you feel ‘thugged’ with this one

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Set in 1795, Thugs of Hindostan, starring Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh Azaad, Aamir Khan as Firangi Mallah, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira Beg, Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya, wants you to feel the ‘nasha’ of ‘azaadi’ but sadly or not, half of the audience’s time is spent trying to understand and dissect Firangi. He is a highly untrustworthy, selfish and witty person, but there is so much more to him. Firangi’s friend (Zeeshan) tells him in one of the scenes that he is unable to understand if he is “mahaan” or “kamina” and answer comes, “Mahaan Kamina.” I guess that best describes this one of a kind character. While Firangi’s unpredictability added thrill to the plot. Amitabh Bachchan’s daredevil stunts stole the show in first half. But, it seems like writer and director Victor spent too much t
Netflix’s audience is multiplying. But so is its debt

Netflix’s audience is multiplying. But so is its debt

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Netflix, the streaming-video juggernaut, is growing with astonishing speed. And if you ignore the fact that it borrows billions to finance that growth, the company is a classic success story. Its ability to expand its global audience is truly impressive. The latest numbers show that Netflix gained more than 6 million paid subscribers around the world in the three months through September. That’s about 66,000 more paid subscribers every day, bringing its total to more than 130 million. Netflix’s extraordinary growth has disrupted the media landscape and entranced the stock market. As my colleague, Edmund Lee, has written, Netflix’s challenge has helped to motivate, if not entirely provoke, a series of mergers, acquisitions and realignments among giant companies. Disney and Fox, AT&T a
Namaste England movie review

Namaste England movie review

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There is one thing Namaste England gets absolutely right—Punjab’s obsession with immigrating to the UK by means both legal and illegal and at a great personal cost. The state has given kabootarbaazi a new meaning and people who can help you get there are fuelling a cottage industry, not always at the right side of the law. That, discerning audiences, is the only thing the Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra film gets right. Once you have patted Namaste England on the back for taking up a subject with serious social ramifications, you have already pushed it too far. For beyond this thought is a film so silly and tedious that the one star I have given it feels like my good deed of the year done. Not even a shadow of 2007’s Namastey London—not a classic by any account but very much an entertaini
Badhaai Ho review and ratings: Ayushmann Khurrana’s family film is worth celebrating

Badhaai Ho review and ratings: Ayushmann Khurrana’s family film is worth celebrating

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Hindi cinema’s favourite Diffident Young Man is back in a movie that actually doesn’t revolve around his inability to face up to hard facts. Badhaai Ho, directed by Amit Sharma and based on a screenplay by Akshat Ghildial, stars Ayushmann Khurrana in an exceedingly familiar role, but ultimately belongs to a couple past their prime who read poetry on a rainy night and reach out to each other. A few months later, Priyamvada (Neena Gupta) realises that she is pregnant. Her husband Jitinder (Gajraj Rao) doesn’t know where to hide his face. More embarrassed than the middle-aged couple is their elder son Nakul (Ayushmann Khurrana), who has only recently managed to impress his posh girlfriend’s mother that he is of respectable stock. Since Priyamvada has declared that abortion is a sin (the firs
Bitcoin, Ethereum & More: Bengaluru Gets India’s First Cryptocurrency ATM!

Bitcoin, Ethereum & More: Bengaluru Gets India’s First Cryptocurrency ATM!

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Despite being shrouded in relative mystery, and being cracked down upon by the RBI, cryptocurrency is seemingly here to stay. Virtual currency exchange Unocoin has installed a currency deposit and dispensing ATM at Kemp Fort Mall, in Bengaluru, according to a Newsminute report. The ATM allows customers to deposit and withdraw a minimum amount of Rs 1000, and transact in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and others. . This is the first ATM of its kind in India, and it has played a clever card by circumventing RBI regulations. Bengaluru has India’s first cryptocurrency ATM. Cryptocurrencies haven’t been banned outright; it is just that you can’t use them to buy anything. This ATM makes a more indirect crypto purchase possible, by converting coins to Indian currency right there i
Top smartphone offers on Flipkart Big Billion Day sale today

Top smartphone offers on Flipkart Big Billion Day sale today

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On the second day today of its flagship Big Billion Days (BBD) sale, e-commerce major Flipkart has promised to sell all models of iPhone including iPhone Xs, Xs Max, X, 8, 7, 6s, SE at the lowest possible price. Besides Apple phones, Flipkart has also come up with a number of offers and discounts on smartphones from Redmi, Samsung, Realme, Lenovo, Oppo, etc. Flipkart is also having flash sale every hour with 120 new deals in 120 hours. According to a latest report by Counterpoint Research, Flipkart has cornered the maximum number of exclusive smartphone models and will likely take a lead against Amazon in terms of sales volume. Around four-fifths of Flipkart’s sales are expected to be driven by Xiaomi, Realme, Motorola, Infinix and Honor. Here is a comprehensive list of all offers on s