Beyond the borders

Dhadak is the latest addition to a list of films that have been adapted from a regional masterpiece, Sairat. The 2016 Marathi blockbuster was made for Rs 4 crore, but fetched Rs 110 crore, making it one of those rare gems that need to be told despite language borders. Like Sairat there are myriad stories in the regional business that goes unrecognised beyond its periphery. The Woods presents a few recent ones that need a Big Fat Bollywood screen to drive home the point.
Jaybrota Das Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Fantastic and ‘darker’

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne has described the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as a “darker and more rigorous” film than its predecessor.  
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Masala break

Cementing her place in Bollywood with films such as Pink and Naam Shabana, actress Taapsee Pannu — who debuted in Bollywood with the light-hearted Chashme Baddoor — feels the audience prefers to see her in “serious roles”. 
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Smita on Chitrangda’s mind

Actress-producer Chitrangda Singh wants to make a biopic on Smita Patil. 
Bharati K. Dubey Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

MI Ilsa’s Ingrid connect

With films like The Greatest Showman, The Snowman and The Girl on the Train to her credit, the sexy Rebecca Ferguson is ready to scorch up the big screen again. Now, with Tom Cruise, a.k.a. Ethan Hunt, in Mission Impossible: Fallout. 
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Freeze frame; Taylor Swift in a musical; Jodie Whittaker as Dr Who

Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen will star in a new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical Cats. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper will helm the project which is expected to start shooting in England in November, reported Deadline. Lee Hall will adapt the screenplay for the musical, which Lloyd Webber based on T.S. Eliot’s children’s poems. The film will follow the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her role in Dreamgirls, will take on the role of Grizabella, a former “glamour cat” ostracised by the Jellicles, while McKellan will play Old Deuteronomy, the elderly Jellicle Leader. Swift will portray Bombalurina, a flirtatious red cat. 
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Back in the hunt

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible — Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.  Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm. 
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

We love that Daniel Radcliffe is much more than Harry Potter. On his 29th birthday, t2 lists what makes him extra special

You have seen him as the young, bespectacled wizard in the Harry Potter franchise. Daniel Radcliffe has since done his utmost to avoid being branded the boy wizard forever, trying his hand at everything from Broadway shows to low-budget indie cinema.
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Oye Lucky!

A superpower I want...
Karishma Upadhyay Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Pixie meets Josh

Since Lata was home last, her mother has joined a feminist book club, her baby-cousin Molly is about to tie the knot, Boro Jethu’s son Goopy has emerged from the closet, Momo has fathered two — two! — children, and Ronny Banerjee has cast Pragya Paramita Sen in his magnum opus.
Devapriya Roy Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

'Why are they talking about day before yesterday?'

There are actors and there are actors. Some are brilliant performers on screen or stage, some excel in articulation outside of it too. I meet Vinay Pathak in a posh Calcutta hotel little knowing that my evening in the staid coffee-room would turn out to be most engaging. Will there be a photographer too, he asks. Err... no, I tell him, this conversation is not specifically about his latest film or forthcoming films, or his plays. "Ah. I don't like to talk about my work either,"he says.
Paromita Kar Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST


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