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A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe world of today is one in which everybody’s entertainment needs are easily accessible and available with the touch of a few buttons. It wasn’t too long ago that televisions were programmed to receive four or five channels but now there are endless networks separated by genre, and programs can be consumed on demand. Long gone are the days of picking up movies from a video rental store, as these are now streamed on hugely popular services like Netflix. And gaming online has become so advanced that players can log on and be competing against people in other countries in a matter of seconds. Here, we examine some of the best ways to enjoy film...
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  February 21, 2018, 9:37 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureWhen teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point; and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.The Innocents is produced by UK-based New Pictures, led by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. The series is created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. Chris Croucher serves as producer. Farren Blackburn is executive producer of the series (alongside Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke...
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  February 20, 2018, 9:00 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsZain Khan Durrani as RJ Alfaaz in Onir's Kuchh Bheege AlfaazHave you ever been in love? What was it that got you attracted to your lover in the first place? Was it physical appearance? Or was it some personality trait? What does beauty mean to you? Raj Kapoor had endeavored to explore these questions in his 1978 film Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Four decades later, National Award-winning filmmaker Onirhas come out with a film titled 'Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz' which too dares to ask similar questions about love and beauty. A lot has changed in these forty years but the human longing for companionship is still...
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  February 18, 2018, 5:13 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIndia’s first two-day art book fair will begin in Delhi on February 24. The New Delhi Art Book Fair (NDABF)’s inaugural edition will take place at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) at Mansingh Road. It is being dedicated to the celebration of the country’s rich arts and culture heritage through the prism of artists and books. It will be open to the public from 12.00 noon to 6.30 PM. There will be special workshops and activities for children.The first ‘free and open’ art book fair will be a unique platform to discover India’s vast arts and culture spectrum through diverse panel discussions, workshops, art and book exhibitio...
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  February 16, 2018, 9:41 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsWriter-director Neeraj Pandey started a new trend with his debut film A Wednesday, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. Prior to it, Bollywood thrillers mostly had a noirish quality but it all changed thanks to Pandey’s brand of thrillers that varied both in terms of style as well as content. While A Wednesday can be described as a political thriller, his second directorial venture Special 26 fell in the realm of what can be described as a heist thriller. Baby, the third film to be directed by him, was actually an espionage thriller. Although, in between, he did make the MSD biopic, it is m...
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  February 16, 2018, 12:30 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureOnir, the National award winning director known for his intense movies, is back with another romantic drama flick, titled Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz. The film is slated to release on this coming 16th Feb. It stars Geetanjali Thapa and marks the debut of Zain Khan Durrani. Onir and the film's cast came together to promote their upcoming film out here in Delhi. The leading actors along with Onir interacted with media at a press conference held at Le Meridien Hotel.Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz is related to trending WhatsApp kind of romance--a modern day love story in the age of social media portrayed by two leading characters of the film RJ Alfaaz & Artist Archana. A friends...
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Tag :bollywood
  February 14, 2018, 2:33 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Murtaza Ali KhanThe web has become the battleground for some of the coolest experiments that are taking place in the world of entertainment today. The content on web at large is not only refreshing but also relatable and perhaps that’s why more and more people are looking at the web for their daily dose of entertainment. What's really heartening to see is that a big player like Amazon Prime is now focusing its attention to India for sourcing and producing indigenously produced content. Perhaps, the biggest offering so far is Breathe Amazon Prime Original—a gritty psychological thriller that explores the lives of ordinary people when pitted against extrao...
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  February 14, 2018, 2:49 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe exam preparation process isn’t the best pastime for every student. The problem is that it is really difficult to find an efficient training tool that will be useful and dynamic at the same time. But what if we say that there is one software which can turn a boring and monotonous preparation process into something enjoyable?! We know it is quite hard to believe, but yes, now you have the best option for your self-preparation. PrepAway has released exam questions & answers which can be opened using Vumingo(ETE) – a greater tool which manages a practice test for successfully completing an IT certification course. We know how difficult and boring it is ...
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  February 12, 2018, 9:13 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsThere is absolutely no denying that web has become battleground for some of the coolest experiments that are taking place today in the world of entertainment. But, it’s not that web is a haven only for the experimental stuff, for it is also a great place for conventional genre exercises with some interesting twists. While the content on television remains rather mundane with cinema mostly continuing to be larger than life, it is web that has become the hub of realistic content that closely captures the modern-day dynamics—especially relationships, whether it’s platonic or romantic. In a nutsh...
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  February 10, 2018, 5:52 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsHave you heard of Arunachalam Muruganantham? Those of you who have heard of him would know that this Coimbatore-based man is a Padma Shri awardee. As for the uninitiated, Muruganantham is a social entrepreneur who revolutionized the way sanitary pads are made by designing a special machine that can make low-cost sanitary pads. Muruganantham has also played an instrumental role in creating awareness about the rudimentary practices that women follow during menstruation in rural India. For his novel achievement, Time magazine included him in the list of 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014...
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Tag :entertainment
  February 9, 2018, 11:59 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe film industry has dominated the entertainment sector all over the world since the introduction of film. Movies cut across all areas of interest because prowess in acting can be shown in a variety of genres. Whether you love adventure, drama or sports, you can be sure that your preferences are well taken care of. If you are a lover of sports movies, then you must have noticed the energy and muscles of the athletes. Most of them use legit steroids likesustanon 300 to gain and maintain such powerful muscles. So, let us have a look at the best sports movies of all time so that you can set aside time to watch them.1. VictoryThe name says it all; this movie is ba...
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Tag :best films
  February 9, 2018, 10:47 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe Cloverfield Paradox is now streaming on Netflix. Directed by Julius Onah and co-produced by J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber, The Cloverfield Paradox stars Daniel Brühl, Roger Davies, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi. About The Cloverfield ParadoxIn the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.Watch a sneak peek here:Readers, please feel free to share your opinion by leav...
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Tag :entertainment
  February 5, 2018, 7:36 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ExclusiveBy Murtaza Ali KhanEver wondered what it takes to become a professional commentator on cinema? Would you like to watch movies and get paid for it? Would you like to interview your favorite film personalities? If writing about movies is what you love then can you fully dedicate yourself to it? How feasible is film criticism as a full-time profession? These are the questions that we often receive from many of our readers which include young cinema enthusiasts keen on taking up film criticism as a profession. In an endeavor to seek out the right answers we have started a special series wherein we would be interacting with some of the leading film commentators in...
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Tag :entertainment
  February 4, 2018, 11:01 pm
Smita Patil and her cinematic genius in Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth (1982)A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureTouted as one of the finest actresses of the film industry, the two-time National Award winner and recipient of the Padma Shri, Smita Patil would have been 62 today, had she been alive.Though she has given life to many characters (of a courtesan, wife of a peasant, working middle-class woman, so on and so forth), it wont be too wrong to say that her portrayal of the fiery yet emotionally volatile and extremely vulnerable Kavita Sanyal in Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth is the most riveting of all. Only when an actor is completely self-assured of the depth of her craft, does she take on the dreaded role o...
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  February 4, 2018, 3:16 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureZoutons, one of the leading coupons and deal aggregator website in the country, recently launched its new mobile application for its users. With this app, you can get a wide view of all the exclusive offers, deals or discounts going at leading stores on this platform. The app is available for both android and iOS users.Launched in 2013, the website focuses on quality rather than on quantity and aims to improve the online shopping landscape in the country as the fastest and most convenient way to get discount. Now into its fifth year, Zoutons is providing deals and offers for more than 150 online websites, including stores like Bookmyshow, Ticket new, Paytm, PVR...
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Tag :entertainment
  February 2, 2018, 11:59 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureImpeccable graphics, fancy and sophisticated gadgets and futuristic technology - sci-fi films and tv shows have always fascinated audiences through the years. With Netflix’s new sci-fi original series Altered Carbon coming up, here’s a list of gadgets and technology from the Altered Carbon universe that you would surely like to get your hands on!Flying Cars: Yes, flying cars! The Altered Carbon world have cars that fly in the air just like an airplane - no roads in 2384. The future must be bright for sure because no traffic woes!Human Memory Chips: This small device inserted in the base of your neck preserves a person’s memory by downloading it. Imagine i...
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Tag :digital
  February 1, 2018, 6:03 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanThere is no denying that web is where the most happening things are taking place these days. It is not just a haven for experimental stuff but it is also a great place for conventional genre exercises, of course with a few twists here and there. While the content on television remains rather repetitive and regressive and cinema mostly continues to be larger than life, it is web that has become the hub of realistic content that closely captures the modern-day dynamics, whether it’s platonic friendships or romantic relationships. In other words, content on web at large is not only refreshing but also relatable and perhaps that’s why more and...
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Tag :entertainment
  January 29, 2018, 6:42 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn the world of the movies, every actor, director, storyteller, writer, cinematographer anxiously awaits the golden statue. As movie lovers, we wait with bated breath to know who all have made the final cut. Now that the nominations are out, here is a list of Oscar nominated Netflix Originals you can stream right away. What better time to sit back, relax, and catch up on these Oscar nominated titles on Netflix.1. MudboundA brilliant American period drama that tells the story of two World War II veterans, and their life post war has not only impressed fans and critics alike, but has also picked up multiple nods by the Academy. Mary J Blige has been nominated for...
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  January 29, 2018, 5:47 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Puja RoyFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsOk, first things first!Did Padmaavat disgrace Rajputs or belittle their valour? No. In fact, the movie overdid their valorization. Did the film show any dream sequence between Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji? No way, they do not have any scene together. Was the film worth all this hype and hoopla? Absolutely not.The movie starts with a great deal of disclaimers, almost carefully putting across the fact that the film in no way wishes to go through any further hurdles, now that it has finally made its way to its audience. We are taken to 13th century Afghanistan where Jalaluddin khilji (Raza Murad), Alaud...
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Tag :bollywood
  January 26, 2018, 3:47 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureTom Cruise unveils the official name of the sixth installment in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise along with a film still of his signature daredevilry. So the wait is finally over. The official title of Mission: Impossible - 6 is 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt.Synopsis: 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 F...
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Tag :entertainment
  January 26, 2018, 2:41 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThough we don’t need a day to celebrate patriotism, but every 26th January and 15th August we Indians feel more patriotic. Don’t we? And how do we celebrate this day? Catch the awe-inspiring military parade on TV, listen to our President’s Speech, play some patriotic songs.... And then how about watching some patriotic movies to soak in the spirit of nationalism.Celebrate this Republic Day by watching some patriotic movies on Netflix:Chittagong: A 14-year-old boy, belonging to British Bangladesh, embarks on a journey to determine where he belongs. On this quest, he ends up joining a team of schoolboys intent on overthrowing the foreigners.Lagaan: Nothing ...
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  January 26, 2018, 12:31 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsWhen one talks about the extreme long shot, one is immediately reminded of the great Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Of course, David Lean takes the idea of an extreme long shot to a whole new level in Lawrence of Arabia with the famous Sherif Ali introduction sequence, shot using a specially designed 482mm telephoto lens. When I watched the rushes of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat the first thing that caught my attention was the use of the extreme long shot. Given Bhansali’s long association with Vidhu Vinod Chopra at the beginning of his career, it is easy to imagine how Chopra’s fasc...
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  January 25, 2018, 3:13 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsSamir Soni, who is probably best known for his role in the television serial Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, is making his directorial debut with My Birthday Song—a psychological thriller starring Sanjay Suri, Norah Fatehi, and Zenia Starr. The film revolves around a happily married man whose life turns upside down when a ghost from his past returns to haunt him on his 40thbirthday. Now, Hindi cinema, unlike Hollywood, is not really known for making psychological thrillers. Having said that, we did have some good films over the last couple of decades such as Sangharsh (1999), Kaun (1999), Ek Hasina Thi (...
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Tag :entertainment
  January 24, 2018, 12:54 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAs you’re no doubt aware by now, Game Of Thrones is going to keep us waiting a while for a finale. The show won’t wrap up as initially planned in 2018, but will instead debut its eighth and final season next year. On top of that, the season will have fewer episodes than other seasons (though we’re given to understand some of those episodes will be almost movie-length). Even with this unfortunate delay, however, everyone is speculating about who and what we’ll see in the final run of HBO’s biggest drama.As of January 2018, here’s a little bit of a rumor round-up for season eight and the events that surround it. Melisandre Will ReturnMelisandre was es...
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  January 22, 2018, 4:30 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeaturePhoto SourceThe Blair Witch Project focused on three student filmmakers who were creating a film about the supernatural legend of the Blair Witch.  The story starts with them interviewing the local people in the town of Burkittsville, Maryland, and ends with them disappearing into the hills with their film equipment.  They are never heard from again.  That is until their film is found and is made into a movie. The Blair Witch Project was a truly independent movie that became a massive commercial success. But just how did this happen?A Viral Publicity CampaignIn 1998, the production company behind the Blair Witch Project bought the domain name www...
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  January 18, 2018, 1:07 am
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