Asia Observer

India - Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Salman Khan's Kick is all charisma, logic-free story

The first thing you should know about Kick is that it is an outrageously silly film. It lurches from a thwarted love story to infantile comedy to slick action to shamelessly manipulative melodrama without any attempt at coherence or consistency.

Report - Anupama Chopra

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Bollywood Hamlet set in Kashmir likely to cause controversy in India

Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider, which will be released in the autumn, includes graphic scenes of torture in Indian army camps.

Report by Jason Burke in Delhi, The Guardian

Picture shows Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider turns the Prince of Denmark into a philosophy student from Kashmir.


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Dama Dam Mast Qalandar - The man behind the melody

Even on a sunny day, his room has a very gloomy feel to it. Countless moments are spent staring at the walls; an ordinary quiet shrouds the space, as if words too, have lost all motivation here.
‘Master’ Ashiq Hussain, who composed a myriad of unforgettable melodies for the Pak

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Grammys Laud Giants and Upstarts


LOS ANGELES — Newcomers, establishment stars and even a pair of French “robots” shared the spotlight at the 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday night, reflecting a changed music business in which top celebrities command constant attention yet a monste

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Winners of 59th Idea Filmfare Awards

Here is the entire winner list

Best Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Director - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Best Actor - Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Best Actress - Deepika PAdukone - Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
Best Actr

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