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A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, is the latest installment in the celebrated Star Wars film series, created by George Lucas. The Last Jedihas a stellar ensemble cast led by Star Wars stalwarts Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher who passed away in December last year. The movie also stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac in the major roles with Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro making special appearances. The Last Jedi is produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.The Last Jedi picks up right after the turn of even...
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  December 17, 2017, 1:05 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureRoy Peter Clark teaches everyone to write. He speaks at conferences around the world and is one of the most influential media consultants. Here are 10 tips from his book 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.Follow the word orderBegin the sentence with the subject and the predicate, putting the additional sentence members after. Even a long sentence can be simple and clearwhen the subject and the predicate make its content understandable. That was one of such sentence. The subject and the predicate are on the left, while all the rest is on the right. The clarity and strength of narration grow from the sentence to the sentence in the paragraph.Use strong verb...
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  December 16, 2017, 10:40 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Vivaan Shah Ah, love, let us be trueTo one another! For the world, which seemsTo lie before us like a land of dreams,So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;And we are hear as on a darkling plainSwept with confused alarms of struggle and flightWhere ignorant armies clash by night.                                            -MATTHEW ARNOLDI have been searching fo...
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  December 16, 2017, 3:16 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureWhat a difference a year makes. We learned how to overcome challenges (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and profile serial killers (Mindhunter). That life is better with superheroes (Marvel’s The Defenders) and just as crazy without Pablo (Narcos). And once again, that Eleven is not to be messed with (Stranger Things 2). The only thing that we’re waiting for with bated breath is… the identity of the black hood (Riverdale).Readers, please feel free to share your opinion by leaving your comments. As always your valuable thoughts are highly appreciated!Previous Post: 'Bright' Trailer: Will Smith and Team Bright in Mumbai on Monday for Red Carpet Premiere...
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  December 14, 2017, 6:46 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSet in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.Check out the climatic final trailer for Bright, which features a hot new single from Billboard's "Breakthr...
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  December 14, 2017, 6:09 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSaawan, directed by Farhan Alam, won the coveted All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) Golden Frame Awards for the best feature film. The movie shot in Pakistan was produced by USA-based Kalakar Films.While The Loudest Silence from Brazil, helmed by Marccela Moreno, was adjudged as the best student short film. In Return: Just A Book from India, filmed by Shiny Jacob Benjamin, was declared as the best documentary. National award winner Surabhi Lakshmi earned honourable mention for her performance in the movie Minnaminungu, directed by Anil Thomas. The award comprising of cash prize, a certificate and a trophy were distributed ...
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  December 11, 2017, 6:21 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureOne of Hollywood's most well-known and best loved power couples, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, sadly announced their separationearlier this year through a joint statement on social media. After 9 long years together, the couple have cited irreconcilable differences for the split.If you are unfamiliar with the pair, you will recognize Pratt from his roles in Jurassic World and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, while Faris has become something of a household name in long running sitcom, Mom. When announcing their split, the statement read: "We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed," something that seems to have tugged on many of their fans ...
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  December 11, 2017, 5:56 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureVikrant Massey is a gifted actor, a truly special acting talent produced by Indian cinema in recent times. 2017 has been a special year for the actor. Until recently Massey was mostly playing supporting characters but it all changed with Konkana Sen Sharma's A Death in the Gunj. It has certainly proved to be a breakthrough film for Massey. A Death in the Gunj was followed by Lipstick Under My Burkha. Amidst a bunch of one dimensional male character, Massey's was the only character with layers. And now he has starred in an engaging web series titled 'Rise' which revolves around an average professional, faced with something he is not prepared for. ...
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  December 10, 2017, 1:22 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Fukrey Returns, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, is the sequel to 2013 film Fukrey. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment, Fukrey Returns comes across as quite a funny movie, and, so, yes, it does indeed get the job done. Like with most films of its ilk, the premise is utterly ludicrous and so you better be prepared for whatever that gets thrown at you. Needless to say, the film is laden with cliches and gimmicks. The movie also has very many moments of magic realism. The film is shot in Delhi NCR and those f...
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  December 7, 2017, 11:31 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Murtaza Ali KhanAfter attending the press show of the Soham Rockstar Entertainment produced film Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, I had posted a review of the film, sharing my thoughts about it, on my Facebook timeline (along with the link to the movie's official page on IMDb.Com). I re-posted the review some days later on my timeline again as I thought the movie touched upon the important issue of woman liberation and so it needed to reach a larger audience (interestingly, the same was posted on Twitter but there is received a re-tweet from the film's official handle). Few weeks later, I received a notice from Facebook that Soham Rockstar Entertainment has raised a...
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  December 7, 2017, 3:13 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn the recent past, Bookmyshow has gained much popularity thanks to the exclusive Bookmyshow offers. Bookmyshow is an amazing application that lets you book your show tickets, be it movies, events, matches, etc. The long and exciting journey of Bookmyshow began in the year 1999 which makes them 18 years old in this industry. The idea of this online ticketing business plan was planted in South Africa while the three long-time friends - Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar, and Rajesh Balpande were out for a vacation. Ashish Hemrajani even had to quit his settled job at JWT to pursue his passion. He used to keenly observe people who waited in the long queues and at ti...
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  December 4, 2017, 10:22 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali Khan'Love, Bites' is a short film directed by filmmaker-trainer Ajay Govind whose debut feature film as a writer-director 'After the Third Bell' released in theatres across 8 cities in 2014. He subsequently line produced Shab, directed by Onir. Love, Bites - a romantic drama about an artist named Karthik and a scientist named Meghna - stars Satyajeet Dubey and Harleen Sethi in the lead roles. Produced under the banner of Sisyphus Rocks Films, 'Love, Bites' costars Ajay Shankar, Surbhi Pathania, and Aparajita Dey. The theme central to 'Love, Bites' is not love or lust but masculine jealousy. Here's a theme that's as old as humanity itself...
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  December 3, 2017, 5:01 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureDivya Khosla Kumar who will be soon seen in T-Series first ever short film that will be released digitally on 7th Dec had a very funny encounter during the shoot of BULBUL.While shooting for a scene in Mumbai, Divya was in the character of a sardar which ended her up in a fix. During the break, Divya ended up using a school’s restroom where the crew was shooting. A few ladies there mistook her for a man and started yelling at Divya for entering the wrong room. A female crew member had to convince them about the character disguise. Divya laughingly speaks about the situation which made the entire crew laugh for the entire time on set. She says, “It was a hil...
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  December 2, 2017, 10:31 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Firangi is the much-anticipated period drama film starring comedian Kapil Sharma. Produced under the banner of Sharma’s K9 Films, Firangi is co-written and directed by Rajiev Dhingra who previously directed a Punjabi film called Love Punjab (2016). Set in the 1920s India, Firangi costars Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, Edward Sonnenblick, Kumud Mishra, Aanjjan Srivastav, and Inaamulhaq. Firangi presents the story of a young man named Manga who falls in love with a girl named Sargi belonging to a neighboring village. But, Manga is uneducated and unemployed and so he must first prove his worth to ...
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  December 2, 2017, 12:12 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureCanadian stage and film director, writer and producer Atom Egoyan hosted a special Master Class on Day 8 at the 48th International Film Festival of India.Atom Egoyan is one of Canada’s most celebrated directors and was knighted by the French government and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour. While his film Exotica, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes’94, was his first international breakthrough, The Sweet Hereafter, his most critically acclaimed film, received two Academy Award nominations. His other films Where the Truth Lies, Adoration and The Captive have all competed for the Palme d’Or in Cannes.Exotica ...
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  November 29, 2017, 6:45 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA hero is only as good as his/her sworn enemy. Who doesn’t love a good baddie to give you a jolt of fear? So, when they confront their match in your favorite hero, the ride only gets more thrilling. There’s immense satisfaction in justice being served to the bad guys, complete with stealthy scheming, ammunition and, at times, humor. With ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ streaming right now, there could be no better time to take a look at all the times justice has been meted out on popular Netflix shows.The Punisher‘The Punisher’ gives you a glimpse into a justice system that’s swifter than any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Frank Castle doesn’...
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  November 28, 2017, 10:25 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureNetflix Inc., the world's leading internet entertainment service, today announced a new film from India, Love Per Square Foot. The film is the first mainstream production from India to be exclusively available to more than 109 million Netflix members in 190 countries simultaneously. With this release, RSVP is the first Indian production company to pioneer the distribution of a key title exclusively via streaming, enabling a global audience of entertainment enthusiasts on Netflix to enjoy the movie on the day of its launch.Produced by Bollywood veteran Ronnie Screwvala’s new production company RSVP, Love Per Square Foot is a quirky romantic come...
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  November 27, 2017, 10:45 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureHere is the teaser of Sony Pictures Networks Productions next starring Diljit Dosanjh essaying the role of hockey legend Sandeep Singh. Directed by Shaad Ali, this is Diljit’s first Hindi film as a lead actor. The film is produced by SPNP, Chitrangda Singh and Deepak Singh.Diljit Dosanjh ( the actor you know),  Sandeep Singh ( the sportsman you don’t know). This time, don’t let this story pass. First look revealing soon.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesNetworksProductions/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonypicsprodnsReaders, please feel free to share your opinion by leaving your comments. As always your valuable though...
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  November 27, 2017, 9:41 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Kadvi Hawa is the latest offering from Nila Madhab Panda—the acclaimed director of the 2011 National Award-winning children’s film I Am Kalam. This time around, Panda has chosen the all important subject of climate change. Written by Nitin Dixit, Kadvi Hawa stars Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome, Bhupesh Singh, and Ekta Sawant. The film got a special mention at the 64th National Awards and was screened at the 48th IFFI as part of the Indian Panorama Section. In Kadvi Hawa, director Nila Madhab Panda mainly relies on two characters—a blind old man essayed by Sanjay Mish...
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  November 27, 2017, 12:05 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Murder on the Orient Express is the latest rendition of Agatha Christie’s 1934 classic detective novel of the same name that has previously been adapted thrice—Sidney Lumet’s 1974 film, Stephen Harrigan’s 2001 TV film, and a 2010 episode of the British television series titled Agatha Chistie’s Poirot. The latest adaptation, based on a screenplay by Michael Green, is directed by Kenneth Branagh who also essays the part of Christie’s iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot. The film co-stars the likes of Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley...
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  November 26, 2017, 1:03 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAfghan-American creative producer/entrepreneur Mithaq Kazimi is among 14 personalities selected to showcase innovative projects that merge technology and media at the 2017 Tech Media Startup Exhibition in Goa.The exhibition is organized by the prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in conjunction with National Institution for Transforming India. Mithaq Kazimi, alongside other 13 budding entrepreneurs, has been selected after a competitive process between startups with innovative solutions in AR, VR, Gaming, AI, Robotics, and IoT space.Mithaq Kazimi came to India in 2015 to co-launch World Is One News (WION) for Zee Network, heading distribution...
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  November 25, 2017, 8:52 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureDay 5 of IFFI Goa 2017 was off to a great start with a master class on Virtual Reality (VR) conducted by the visionary Anand Gandhi, who heads the avant-garde Memesys Culture Lab featuring filmmakers, writers, philosophers and other creators of world class VR.In February this year, Anand Gandhi and his team released their most-touted project: ElseVR, a collection of original, provocative VR documentaries and videos made entirely by Memesys. The videos are short—two to ten minutes long—but they’re followed by stories, interviews, and essays that provide context. He has produced around 8 Virtual Reality documentaries that have now played at various internat...
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  November 25, 2017, 5:16 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBhavya Suri (PR & Communications head-Pearson) with Professor Naveen KumarPearson, the world’s leading learning company, today launched the first edition of its new book on Python programming. The book titled – ‘Python Programming - A Modular Approach’ – is authored by Sheetal Taneja and Naveen Kumar. The book, in its first edition, focuses on building a strong conceptual foundation to facilitate the understanding of advanced applications.The text includes basic sorting and searching techniques. It also provides comprehensive coverage of recursion, which includes problems on list manipulation, Tower of Hanoi, permutation generation, n-queens'...
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  November 24, 2017, 8:32 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureEstablished in 1964, National Film Archive of India (NFAI) is the premier organization under Govt. of India. It has one of the largest film archives in the world. NFAI has a huge collection of Photographs, Wallposters, Song Booklets, Pamphlets, and other memorabilia pertaining to Indian cinema. At the 2017 IFFI, NFAI has curated an exhibition titled 'Stree: A Tribute to womanhood in Indian Cinema' which showcases the transformation of women through the decades as seen through films, celebrating the different shades of womanhood. Over the years, Indian films have portrayed the Indian woman in various shades and hues, taking on the issues like gender di...
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  November 23, 2017, 2:18 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature‘Children’s Films in Indian Cinema’ was the discussed on day two of IFFI- 2017 by the panelist Prasoon Joshi, CBFC Chairperson; Nitesh Tiwari, Director; Rajiv Chilaka, Founder and Managing Director of Green Gold Animation and Ms. Devika Prabhu, Executive director of programming for Disney.The experts of this special panel threw the light on the importance of the making of a film for children and young adults. They also run through the ways in which the sententious strand of cinema can gather heft and a momentum in our rapidly changing times. The state of children’s cinema has witnessed many ups and downs over the years but it has never lo...
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  November 23, 2017, 1:25 am
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