The makers of upcoming Telugu action-thriller Virataparvam unveiled the first-look poster of the film on the occasion of actor Rana Daggubati’s birthday on Saturday. The poster features Rana with a red colour cloth tied around his face. In the background of the poster, one could see soldiers with guns in their hands.Being directed by Venu Udugala, Virataparvam also stars Sai Pallavi and Nandita Das in pivotal roles. Based in the 1990s, the film sheds light on the Naxal movement, specifically the moral dilemma that prevailed during the last decade. This project marks Nandita’s comeback to Telugu filmdom after many years. On joining the sets, Nandita said that she’s both nervous as well thrilled to be shooting in a language after a long gap. “I am doing the film for the script, the director’s vision and the role. Had no idea who I was replacing and how does it matter. In Hyderabad, started shooting for the film. Nervous about … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Rana Daggubati: Makers of Virataparvam tease with special poster
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Next Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com For those who struggle with the realities of life every day, elections are not about scams. Or corruption. Or two power centres. They are not about the dreams of a greater, grander, India.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar reports on the battle in the Mumbai North Central constituency, where some of India's biggest movie stars live next to slum dwellers.Elections are about the little things. Electricity. Running water. Sanitation. Roads. Ration cards. A source of livelihood. Access to education. A pucca home. And, today, inflation.They are about the right to lead life with dignity.For those who struggle with these realities every day, elections are not about scams. Or corruption. Or two power centres. They are not about the dreams of a greater, grander, India.In the sprawling Mumbai North Central constituency, film stars live next to slum-dwellers. Small businesses, blue collar workers and office-goers brush against each other on … [Read more...] about ‘When you come back after 5 years, this is how everything will still be’
Strange. Age has suddenly popped into the social media narrative, now that high-profile couples are out there saying “So what?”. Good for them. Whether it is Priyanka Chopra (36) announcing her marriage plans to Nick Jonas (26), or ‘Bhajan Samrat’ Anup Jalota (65), romancing Jasleen Matharu (28). My math is pretty poor, but even I can attempt basic addition-subtraction without suffering a coronary. Jalota and Matharu have an age difference of 37 years, as they snuggle and coo in the Bigg Boss house. It is the age difference which is generating such a strong buzz. Earlier this week, we lost passionate filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi (64) whose life partner, vocalist Bhupen Hazarika, was 28 years her senior. They met when Kalpana was 17, and their fans respected the long-term relationship. Bhupen passed away in 2011 aged 85. We also read about Irrfan Khan’s film ‘Doob: No Bed of Roses’, which is Bangladesh’s official entry to the Oscars. Its … [Read more...] about What’s age got to do with it? Check Jalotaji ki Jadoo
There is money in peoples’ hands. The trigger to move that from savings to investment and within investments — the physical to financial move — is a matter of time. Gold had taken a little bit of the cake. When the re-flow happens, real estate will also pick up, says Sunil Subramaniam, MD & CEO, Sundaram Mutual Fund. Excerpts from an interview with ETNOW. I am confident that the worst is behind us but I am not certain if the economic recovery has started. What are your thoughts?What I am certain about is that the government is serious about kick-starting the economy. So, there’s a certainty that government spending is going to happen over the next 12, 15, 18, 24 months and that is definitely going to play its part. Now the choice that the government has exercised in terms of kick-starting the economy is the supply side versus the demand side and that is a crucial point to note. The demand side is very generally immediately in effect. Suppose they give … [Read more...] about Govt spending to kickstart economic recovery; refoms hopefully will create jobs: Sunil Subramaniam
Before we start talking about the car, I have to say that Tata Motors is making some of the prettiest cars in the Indian market right now. This started with the Tiago, a hatchback, and their latest offering is a hatchback too. It is called the Tata Altroz and it is Tata’s competitor in the premium hatchback segment in India. It is expected to be launched in January 2020 and it has managed to create a hype around itself. We got to drive it for a couple of days in the beautiful city of Jaisalmer and we found out whether the hype is worth it. Watch Video: We have to start with what is going to be the biggest attraction for the Altroz which is the way it looks, and while yes looks are a subjective matter, to me it looks brilliant and there are a few reasons for that. First and foremost is the stance that this car gets which is thanks to the new Alfa Arc platform which we will get to in a bit. There’s also the fact that how almost every single design detail works … [Read more...] about Tata Altroz First Drive Review: More to it than Just Looks?