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‘Trance’ movie review: A half-baked attempt

Beyond the surface, the film is also about his mental journey, which oscillates from emotional troughs to drug-induced highs and to manic extremes

Gully Boy and desi hip-hop

About a year ago, the music world was agog with talk of how Indian hip-hop would rise from being an underground genre to a mainstream one. On February

The shape of water

Manisha Parekh’s show, examines the aesthetics of creation and transformation says Pooja Savansukha

‘You take a kernel of truth and blow it up’

Yeh Ballet, a Netflix original film, will bring us the extraordinary tale of two ballerinos from Maximum City

‘Baaram’ movie review: A melancholic narration that loses grip and shape

Despite winning the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil, by the time it winds down, inefficient scripting comes to the fore in this effort

‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ was a learning curve for me, says cinematographer Sudeep Elamon

By avoiding the clichéd scenic shots, the ace cameraman caught the action in the film without filters or fancy equipment

Youth Theatre Festival of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram brings plays from across Kerala

Theatre groups from 13 districts will fight it out for the prize money

Arya posts video of intense workout, preparing for boxing film with Pa. Ranjith

The movie has been rumoured to be titled ‘Salpetta Parambarai’, but hasn’t been confirmed yet

Musicians from six countries to come together for Chennai’s Global Isai Festival

About 30 artistes from six countries will be performing in Chennai, Pune and Mumbai over the next two weekends. As Global Isai Festival spreads to another State this year, here’s what to expect

Charmers for planet earth

Working towards traditional skill building and conservation of intangible heritage, the Centre for New Perspectives organised a performance of eight snake-charmers in New Delhi

Comfortable in her skin

Noted costume designer and actor Dolly Ahluwalia on reliving the Doordarashan era and her approach towards dressing up characters

Treat for the senses

Raising contemporary issues, the foreign entries at the 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav made a lasting impact

The illusion of revenge

In his latest play, director Lokesh Jain breathes new life into the character of the mythical Electra

Malayalam film and media celebrities come together to form a league, Celebrity Cricket Fraternity to play cricket

TV and media celebrities ignore meetings, dust and heat to take each other on in a cricket tournament in Kochi

The triumph of a woman

“Djyrybyna: The Warrior Woman”, staged at the 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav, was a spectacle with a sensitive core

Netflix India’s Srishti Arya on the non-English content the country loves to watch

For International Mother Language Day (February 21), Netflix India’s Director of International Originals also gives us the inside scoop on what’s slated for 2020

This Malayalam music video on post-partum depression sends a positive message for new mothers

‘Jananya’ sensitively depicts the overwhelming feeling of helplessness and despondency that some mothers have to overcome to enjoy motherhood

'Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship': Just Vicky Kaushal and the 'silence'

Discussing the making of the horror movie, along with debut director Bhanu Pratap Singh, actor Vicky Kaushal weighs in on his method and the journey so far

Singer Gayatri Asokan on her journey in music

After accomplishing a smooth transition from singing playback to ghazals, Gayatri Asokan says she wants to create a body of work that will stand the test of time

This exhibition of artworks in Kerala capital explores the ‘tender’ shades of life

‘Tenderness Goes a Long Long Way’, curated by Radha Gomaty and on till March 2 at Longtime art gallery in Thiruvananthapuram, brings together works in various media by eight artists

Double delight

Puspa Panda and Sharanya Chandran impressed with their unhurried grace and sound training at the IIC’s Double Bill Concert

Hyderabad-based Ekansh Agarwal aka BLITHE bats for ‘old school’ equipment

BLITHE explains why music is in his blood and how ‘old school’ equipment still has pull

Homage to the master

The winter chill has given way to a spring of Carnatic concerts in Delhi-NCR

The joys of a spiritual journey

Listening to Aruna Sairam makes one realise that the human voice is probably the most revealing musical instrument

More than just ‘superb support’

Bickram Ghosh on the art of accompaniment, his return to the classical fold and how he learnt the importance of professionalism on stage from Pandit Ravi Shankar

When the Ahilya fort echoed with rhythm

The annual Sacred River Festival held by the Narmada in Maheshwar is a confluence of history and art

‘Thyaagaraaja Vaibhavam’ — Dhananjayan’s tribute to Tyagaraja

V.P. Dhananjayan in his reprisal underlined the experience, which resulted in the composer’s outpourings

Remembering Rukmini Devi

Kalakshetra will host a five-day festival to celebrate the 126th birth anniversary of its founder

Sudha Ragunathan in Bickram Ghosh’s ‘Omkara’

Sudha Ragunathan and Bickram Ghosh share the stage at a concert in Chennai on February 21

The chisel meets the needle - through Kantha

Meera Mukherjee’s romance with Kantha took the textile art to a different level

Shruti S Bhat presents a lively concert at Palakkad

A highlight of Shruti S Bhat’s vocal recital was the beautiful exposition of Reethigowla and the short RTP towards the end

Steven Spielberg’s daughter Mikaela announces career in adult entertainment

The 23-year-old was adopted by Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw when she was a baby

Rajashree Warrier on reimagining and broadening the repertoire of Bharatanatyam

The danseuse talks about how the dance form has evolved and some of her new productions

My favourite five...

Roshin Mathews George, an MTech student from Nilambur, writes in his top five films

Biju Menon on the success of 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' and completing 25 years in the Malayalam film industry

The actor, who turns 50 this year, says that it is is a character’s scope for performance that makes him on a role, and not the age or image

Netflix CEO's new book to shed light on streaming giant's work culture

‘No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention’ details how company culture transformed Netflix from a U.S. DVD service to a global streaming pioneer.

Kamal Haasan condoles death of three killed on sets of ‘Indian 2’, announces compensation

An assistant director and two others died in an accident at the Indian 2 shooting site near Poonamallee late on Wednesday.

Stage of novelty

Composed by flautist Nagaraju, Aata Gadara Shiva showcases around 50 artistes in a symphonic style

Mrityu Ghar is a tale of hope and defiance in the face of brutal crackdown

The play depicts the struggle of three women tortured for their anti-State political activities

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