Viola Davis achieves EGOT status with Grammy win for audiobook

Viola Davis accepts the award for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording for “Finding Me: A Memoir” at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on February 5, 2023, in Los Angeles. | Photo Credit: AP Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status. The actor won a Grammy Award Sunday for best audio book, narration, and storytelling …

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Finding screen space for Dalit-Bahujan cinema

‘Popular cinema hardly represents the aspirations and values of the Dalit-Bahujan social groups’ | Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto In 2022, the box-office debacle of big-budget populist Hindi films (Cirkus, Laal Singh Chaddha, Dhaakad and Samrat Prithviraj) offers a clue that cinemagoers are rejecting the ‘masala-clad’ mindless cinema and are looking for newness and artistic calibre. …

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‘Forspoken’ game review: Great combat let down by terrible writing

Forspoken | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement The last large open-world game from  Final Fantasy creators, namely  Final Fantasy XV, featured a mythical road trip featuring a bromance between testosterone-charged men. So, it is refreshing to see a strong female protagonist in  Forspoken, which plays around with the Role-Playing Game formula. Overall, however, the game has many missed …

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‘Jailer’: Jackie Shroff joins cast of Rajinikanth-Nelson’s film

Rajinikanth in the first look of ‘Jailer’ (left) and Jackie Shroff from the sets of the film (right) | Photo Credit: Sun Pictures Superstar Rajinikanth’s much-awaited film with Nelson, Jailer, is getting bigger and bigger. The film already boasts a star-studded cast that includes big names from the other three southern Indian industries — Mohanlal, …

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Armie Hammer reveals childhood sexual abuse and suicide attempt following sexual assault allegations

Armie Hammer | Photo Credit: FilmMagic More than two years after becoming embroiled in a scandal involving allegations of sexual assault, abuse, and cannibalistic fantasies, Hollywood actor Armie Hammer has finally broken his silence. Fox News, a USA-based news outlet, reported an interview with Air Mail in which Hammer denied any criminal wrong-doing, insisting that …

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grammys could make history with beyoncé bad bunny wins heres how to watch the ceremony

Top nominees for the Gramy Awards, from left, Adele, Beyonce and Harry Styles. | Photo Credit: AP Will Beyoncé emerge from the Grammy Awards as its most decorated artist ever? That’s one of the main storylines heading into the ceremony, where the superstar is the leading nominee and needs four wins to make history. Several …

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Mukteshwar dance festival: Celebrating the spirit of Odissi dance

The Mukteshwar Dance Festival, organised by the Odia Language, Literature & Culture Department, Bhubaneshwar, in association with Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi, that took place recently, was an experience in itself for two reasons. First and foremost was the architectural marvel of the 10th century Mukteshwara Temple, regarded as the gem of Orissan architecture, as its …

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Tamil actor-director TP Gajendran passes away

TP Gajendran | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Popular Tamil filmmaker and actor TP Gajendran passed away earlier today after suffering from health issues. He was 68. According to reports, he had been undergoing treatment at a hospital and returned home only yesterday. In a filmmaking career spanning more than two decades, Gajendran has helmed more …

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