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Any Body Can Dance(2) but ‘Not anybody can act’

Any Body Can Dance 2 movie review

  This is a story of a famous and a highly loved dance troupe that suddenly faces failure, tries hard to gain back its reputation and eventually succeeds! But trust me, the journey to regain their lost glory is not at all heroic! This movie fails at so many places that it’s not even funny! 2 and a half hours of non-stop torture! Very poorly acted and directed! Inspite of casting fresh talent (Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor) and inspite…

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Epic Channel

Sanrachna – Magic of Ancient Architecture

The pictures of Indian history are rife with huge man-made structures like palaces, temples, towers, forts, other high rising building and deeply dug wells. Where constructions in today’s age boasts of a range of powerful electrical machineries and tools, the architecture used in ancient structures leaves one in wonder as to how they went about building such complicated marvels. Hosted enthusiastically by Vaibhavi Upadhyay, Epic Channel’s Sanrachna takes us on a journey into the history of construction and exploring the connected stories, thereby…

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Epic Channel

Dariba Diaries

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In today’s age, investigators and detectives of crime cases have a whole range of detective equipments, chemicals and various tests, databases, etc. to assist and prove their claims. It is quite unimaginable that a detective could zero-in on the culprit without such vast technical support system. But there have always been detectives from ages and they’ve been successful in detecting the criminals. So how did they do it, without any beeping equipments or hidden sensors or polygrah tests? Epic Channel’s…

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books

The Martian

What happens if one throws you in a corner of your hometown? You get up, walk/ride your way to home, right!! Now, consider this… you find yourself in a different country altogether. The difference will be the sudden panic within you, but eventually it will giveaway to a sane state of mind. Now to take it to the extreme, assume that you are stranded 40 million miles away from home. Most of the earthlings, will need some time to it…

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Television

Homeland

Homeland series review

If I had to write a one line review of the series, I would say Homeland is a good, solid show. It is fast paced without being shallow. Also it keeps you guessing and makes you actually care about the fate of everyone involved. Carrie Mathison, as the bipolar CIA analyst, is flawlessly portrayed by Claire Danes. She is somewhat of a prodigy, disregarding rules, going crazy, with a hawk eyed single mindedness, ingenuity and fierce loyalty. Her mentor, in some ways…

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books

Agatha Christie And Her Art of Murder

Agatha Christie Murders

I have recently been watching the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels featuring David Suchet as the renowned fastidious detective, Hercule Poirot. It’s a charming television adaptation of the books.  So, thought it was time I spoke of this love of mine. Agatha Christie wrote over 60 crime fiction novels. Hercule Poirot, the Sherlock Homes like detective penned down by Agatha Christie, is the only known fictional character to have received an obituary, that too on the front…

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Television villains and vigilantes

Run Barry Run!

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  I am sure all of us at some point or the other have dreamed of having some super human power, however, the harsh truth sucks! We are simple human beings and that’s all we are gonna be. But then we have these fictitious heroes to look up to! Amongst all those, Flash is one of my favourites! Speed is indeed an awesome super power to have [after invisibility and teleportation, my personal favourites! Sigh! ] The CW Network sitcom…

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Epic Channel

Ekaant – Itihaas ki goonj

Anjaan …  sunsaan … veeraan … bikhri imaarton ki dastaan … aur unki bhooli huyi kahaniyaan … Ekaant (Unknown … desolate … deserted … the tales of dilapidated structures … and its forgotten stories … Isolated) With these words, right at the start, Epic Channel’s non-fiction show Ekaant, Itihaas ki goonj (Isolated, the echo of history), takes one right into the middle of a mysterious and sometimes eerie world. Ably hosted by Akul Tripathi, brilliantly shot and directed, Ekaant takes…

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Film

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

tanu weds manu returns movie review

  **spoiler warning** After the refreshing Tanu Weds Manu, its sequel did not impress me much. Kangana Ranaut, as the protagonist, has undoubtedly done a tremendous job, especialy in her Haryanvi avatar. However, the story lacks substance. It’s one of those confused love stories where the actors have no clue why they hate each other to begin with and how suddenly, without any reason at all, they fall back in love. I understand that you don’t need a reason to…

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Film

Piku

Piku Film Review

This is a simple story about a father and his daughter and their own sweet little world. A world where women equality is not something that needs to be discussed so much. It is something as obvious as breathing, yet so complicated for the world to do it right. A world where a father does not want his daughter to get married because he believes that women are made for better things and not just for cooking in the day,…

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