Infant girls are swaddled in pink. Boys in blue. Girls wear skirts. Boys pants. The clichés fall easily from our lips. “Clothes make the man,” we say; “who wears the pants,” signals dominance. “A basic purpose of costume is to distinguish men from women,” Alison Lurie writes in “The Language of Clothes.” Dress, traditionally, is the membership card of gender.
In 1981, Gotham City. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. There’s a garbage strike, rats rampaging in the piled-up trash, parts of the city are no better than slums and Arthur Fleck, troubled professional clown and wannabe stand-up comedian, sits in front of a mirror, slowly painting his face. He attempts to smile and resorts to holding the corners of his mouth up in a grin that stretches from ear to ear. A single tear rolls down his cheek unnoticed, pulling his make-up with it. So begins Joker. There’s not a costume or burst of CGI in sight. Just a man. A sad ...
Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor's horror comedy flick 'Stree' has been doing exceptionally well at the box-office ever since its release and the film has become the ninth film of this year to cross the Rs 100 crore mark.
According to a recent BoxOfficeIndia.com report, the film which is helmed by Amar Kaushik has earned another Rs 4.75 crore on its third Sunday which too its total collection to a staggering figures of Rs 104.02 crore.
Jess Glynne, a British singer-songwriter, took to the stage at Wednesday night's awards show to sing her song "Thursday," and proceeded to take off her makeup little by little during an inspiring performance that's since gone viral.
On a warm Sunday afternoon, the open space behind Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai’s Byculla was bustling with activity. Siddesh Tiwari, 11, was talking to a bunch of other children about his love for drones. “I want my parents to buy me a drone to play with, for my birthday,” said Tiwari, adding, “I enjoy reading about them and all sorts of objects that fly such as aeroplanes and spaceships.”
We met the most enchanting personality of the Bollywood cinema Vivek Oberoi, who is happens to be the pioneer of starting a big show in the Amazon web series.
When Saimik Sen, Editor in Chief of Herald Global asked about how he decided to choose this role, he smiles and says that when he was approached by Karan and Anshuman they weren't sure he would agree as it was dark but he chuckled and said it wasn't dark ...
We spoke to Mr. Devdutt Pattanaik about his mythological knowledge and beliefs. He shared with us some perspectives about how mythology helps people learn to live their daily lives.
We began by asking what got him interested in Mythology. He smiled and said that he has been interested for 20 years so he could not pinpoint the exact time but like most children he liked Amar Chitra katha and Sangam Mala. He liked to read deeper unlike his school mates. He began reading academic mythology just ...
Warner Bros.’ “The Nun” generated $33.1 million in 62 overseas markets, taking its international tally to $143.6 million. It picked up another $18 million in North American for a global total of $228.7 million.It’s now the highest grossing film in the “Conjuring” universe in 18 markets, including Romania, Spain, Ukraine, and Brazil. “The Nun” is also the biggest Warner Bros. title of the year in 19 territories.
With light, mist and rain, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson brings nature into the Tate Modern for a new London exhibition that appeals to visitors’ senses while, at points, disorientating them.
Priyaank Sharma, son of veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure, who debuts with the romcom Sab Kushal Mangal directed by Karan Vishwanath Kashyap, reveals that his childhood was not much about films.
“I watched films and mimicked actors but conversations with mom and dad were about studies, food and what one was doing,” he ...
Back in 2013, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan). This mission in turn became a landmark moment in Indian history as it made us the first Asian nation to reach the Martian orbit and the first nation ever to do so in its first attempt. It is only fitting that this proud moment get its due on the big screen with on Independence Day, 15th August.
Mr. Bharat Dabholkar is a distinguished ad-guru and actor. We asked him about his journey on gaining the titles. With a warm smile he revealed he did not wish to get into advertising. He began first job in an agency for client servicing with big clients like Amul, LIC and Bank of India. He would handle their accounts and at one point he started writing for them. He eventually became the creative head and the client servicing manager both for these accounts. He claims it got easier as he got the ...
Who's the captain now? If you watched the post-credits scene in Avengers: Infinity War, you know it's Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).
In the Infinity War scene, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) find themselves in the middle of the Thanos-sparked chaos as half the universe's population disappears. Fury manages to use his pager and apparently sends a message to Captain Marvel just as he, too, disappears into dust.
With the vast experience in various movies, Boman Irani explains Made in China to be unique as it has a social message and its very entertaining.
When asked about the process of selection of role giving credits to the previous characters being cherished hits, the actor says the character must primarily work ...
Books are known to be the bridge between the past and the present, and play an important role in contributing to one’s knowledge. From fiction to non-fiction and biographies to self-published ones, the range is aplenty. To celebrate the importance of literature and reading, every year April 23 is celebrated as World Book and Copyright Day.
PUBG lit the world on fire last year. It sold millions before it even left Early Access on Steam, and kicked off the battle royale gaming craze we’re experiencing right now. Now this FPS juggernaut is on mobile.
In PUBG you play as a mercenary who parachutes, along with up to 99 other players, onto an island. Once they land, players scavenge for weapons, ammo, armor, and other supplies in a last-man-standing death match.
Joining and trying to win the Miss World Malaysia at that age sounded so impossible for me and I knew that it will be very challenging for me because I had no experience in beauty pageants. However I took the courage to join such a prestigious competition, and to give myself an opportunity to experience something new and to learn more about ...
The Lion King is three years in the making with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Beyoncé, and the expectations couldn’t be higher.
It was just a few months ago that director Jon Favreau was sitting in a scoring session with composer Hans Zimmer for The Lion King, his ambitious and technology-driven reimagining of the 1994 animated classic, and he and everyone else in the room were getting a little emotional.
One of the biggest music-based fund-raisers in the country, ‘Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival 2019’, hosts its eighth edition. KRBF brings together music lovers, to aid funds for under-privileged children suffering from congenital heart defects. The musical opus will unfold with Parikrama leading the jam with folk and contemporary duo, MaatiBani, and contemporary Indie pop singer Shubhangi Joshi.
Actor Akshay Kumar is the only face from Bollywood to make it to Forbes’ annual Highest-Paid Celebrities list. Singer Taylor Swift has topped the list, yet again after 2016.
Akshay landed on the 33rd spot with the earnings of $65 million in the last year. He defeated the likes of Rihanna, Jackie Chan, Bradley Cooper and others to win the spot. Taylor, on the other hand, beat them all...
Music legend Sir Paul McCartney has sold over 700 million albums around the world as a solo artist, with his band Wings and as a member of the legendary group The Beatles, but declared to Blue Peter that he’s "made it" when he was presented with a prestigious Gold Blue Peter Badge recently.
"Every dance has its flair and bounce" shares the graceful and balletic Mouni whilst Rajkummar Rao believes and explains "it's a beautiful and synchronized dance form" inspired by the spirit of festival, on the first day of Navratri today.
It's the first day of Navratri today and the energy around the country is that of sizzling celebration. Joining in the festive spirit is none other than the actor par excellence - Rajkummar Rao and his on screen leading lady Mouni Roy who celebrate the onset of the season with a special feeling...
The 91st Annual Academy Awards will have no host, since the organization appears to have given up on finding a star to take on the role. The Oscars will instead recruit various stars in place of "one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers." However, with only few weeks until the show takes place live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif, the looming deadline apparently has producers "scrambling" to find A-listers willing to take part in the star-studded show.
After the success of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast remakes, Disney revealed in 2016 that it was working on a live-action "reimagining" of The Lion King.
The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau was handed the reins to deliver the new version of the beloved Disney classic and, to avoid any worries, it was confirmed early on that the remake would feature songs from the original animation.
After launching the first Onyx Cinema LED theater in India last year in association with PVR, Samsung has now partnered with Harman to launch another Onyx screen in Bengaluru at the Swagath Cinemas. At 14 metres, this is the largest Onyx Cinema LED screen in the world and the launch of the new theatre was inaugurated by musician A.R. Rahman.
Actors- Ryan Reynolds (Wade wilson / deadpool), Josh Brolin (cable), Morena Baccarin (vanessa), Julian Dennison (fire fist), Zazie Beetz (domino), T.J. Miller (weasel), Brianna Hildebrand ( Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Jack, Kesy (black tom)
Indian star Priyanka Chopra has joined the list of speakers at the 2019 Women in the World Summit. The 36-year-old actor will discuss her career as an activist and entrepreneur at the summit in a session conducted by Women in the World founder Tina Brown. The line-up for the event also includes Brie Larson, Cindy McCain, Susan Rice, Stacey Abrams, Ashley Judd, Jill Soloway, Bryan Cranston, and Anna Wintour with a keynote address from Oprah Winfrey.
Lady Gaga finally addressed her duet with Cooper for the first time, sharing a touching tribute to her A Star Is Born director and co-star on Twitter and Instagram: "Nothing could be more special than sharing this moment at the Oscars with a true friend and artistic genius."
Avengers: Infinity War had a pretty horrifying ending when Thanos halved the strength of the superheroes (and the rest of the universe) with the snap. Now, screenwriter Stephen McFeely, who wrote the movie’s script with Christopher Markus, reveals that initially the snap was supposed to happen in Avengers: Endgame.
Mumbai Indians glorious Indian Premier League journey, culminating in three title triumphs across 11 season, will be documented in a video series on Netflix.
Global online streaming platform Netflix has announced the eight-part documentary on the three-time Indian Premier League Champions Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai Indians-Netflix endeavour will be a new addition to the glorious off the field history of cricket world’s richest tournament.
“I couldn’t do any straightforward stories with songs and dances, for me that’s a musical!” reveals Mr. Shyam Benegal the founder of Parallel Cinema and the legendary copywriter turned Film-Director.
We had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Mr. Shyam Benegal, the founder of Parallel Cinema who shared insights about his career and cinema trends with Herald Global...
Connecting your life and threading tales always proves to be motivating and real. Accepting the real and making a way through it, Director Mikhil Musale, National award winner of movie Wrong side Raju, shares about his first Bollywood movie Made in China which is set to release this Diwali. He explains the connection with the story being his struggle phase like the portrayal of Rajkummar as a struggling businessman...
We recognize him as classic case of so much done in such little time. Achievements require a goal so we asked him if he always knew he wanted to be a playback singer. He shares that while growing up he never thought he wants to be a playback singer He just knew that singing and music are his passion which will lead him to take it professionally but he couldn’t distinguish himself as a ...
Padma Shri recipient Liladhar Jaguri has been chosen for the prestigious Vyas Samman award for his poetry collection, Jitne Log Utne Prem, published in 2013. The award, instituted in 1991 and given by the KK Birla Foundation, recognises outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen and published during the last 10 years. It carries a cash prize of Rs 4 lakh. In this compilation, he travels through the passages of words where the strongest of ideas are cultivated into a flexible form under its creative dominance.
Period. End of Sentence., a documentary that tackles the stigma around menstruation in rural India, has won the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards. The film has been co-produced by Guneet Monga and directed by 25-year-old Rayka Zehtabchi. Monga wrote after the Oscar winner on Twitter, “WE WON!!! To every girl on this earth... know that you are a goddess... if heavens are listening... look MA we put @sikhya on the map.”
Voice Cast- Craig T. Nelson (Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible), Holly Hunter as (Helen Parr / Elastigirl), Sarah Vowell (Violet Parr), Huck Milner (Dashiell "Dash" Parr), Eli Fucile (Jack-Jack Parr), Samuel L. Jackson (Lucius Best / Frozone).
In Tigers, Emraan Hashmi plays a real-life pharmaceutical whistleblower from Pakistan, a character so happily guileless it feels refreshing in contrast to his committedly corrupt filmography. There’s a winning earnestness to his Ayan — who goes to a job interview in borrowed shoes and takes life lessons from Manisha Koirala movies — and he’s an easy hero to root for.The actor’s true coolness, however, kicks in once Ayan gets a job at Nestlé where, as he starts getting better as a sales representative, he effortlessly blooms as a fixer. Directed by Danis Tanovic, this is a movie about criminal irresponsibility shown by Nestlé that resulted in thousands of infants dying across Asia.
“My work from home looks like promotions on digital platforms. I am surrounded by Paani, books, wires (to charge phones and laptops) and all kinds of bottles and notebooks. Honestly, it’s pretty cool and I can’t complain about it We congratulated her on the second season of Four More Shots Please. How different are you from your character Damini Rizvi Roy in Four More Shots Please? “We are totally different. Damini is completely a different person from Sayani. I wouldn’t play a character which is similar to me in.”...
Ever since the trailer dropped, Dinesh Vijan's next production venture - Made in China has become a talking point amongst audiences. Based on the entrepreneurial journey of a small time Gujarati businessman from Ahmedabad, the film has garnered tonnes of love from audiences for its crackling dialogues and interesting storyline that came through via...
Shane Black’s “The Predator” launched with a tepid $24 million from 4,037 North American locations. That was easily enough to top the weekend box office, but not enough to land a franchise-best debut. That distinction still belongs to 2010’s “Predator” with $24.7 million (not including the two “Alien vs. Predator” crossover films). Overseas, “The Predator” earned $30.7 million for a global start of $54.7 million.
Actors- Ishaan Khatter (Madhukar Bhagla), Janhvi Kapoor (Parthavi Singh), Ashutosh Rana (Ratan Singh, Parthavi's father), Ankit Bisht (Gokul, Madhukar's friend), Shridhar Watsar (Purshottam, Madhukar's friend), Kshitij Kumar (Niranjan), Aishwarya Narkar (Madhukar's mother).
Producer- Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu made an impactful entry in the glam world as they dazzled the ramp at the Lakme India Fashion week for their respective designers. The queens of the badminton court took the fashion world shocked with their glamorous avatars.
Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy’s Bollywood movie Gold, continues to impress the audience. After earning a good box office numbers in the first week, the film witnessed a decline in Week 2, nonetheless, fans are impressed with the powerful performances and are showering their love on Gold. Even after Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s film Stree giving tough competition when it comes to numbers, Gold has earned Rs. 107.37 crores till date.
Actors- Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), Rafe Spall (Eli Mills), Justice Smith (Franklin Webb), Daniella Pineda (Zia Rodriguez), James Cromwell (Benjamin Lockwood), Toby Jones (Mr. Eversol), Ted Levine (Ken Wheatley), B. D. Wong (Dr. Wu), Isabella Sermon (Maisie Lockwood), Geraldine Chaplin (Iris), Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm)
Producer- Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley & Belén Atienza
They shared their insights on entertainment with us.
We began with asking RajKummar Rao how he generally chooses his roles. He replied by saying that he reads the scripts and if it generates a kind of an excitement, he owns it.
We spoke about his recent starrer Made in China where he plays ...
The Captain Marvel fan event on Thursday had an emotional beginning for Marvel fanatics when the cast and crew of the film paid homage to comic legend Stan Lee, who passed away last year at the age of 95. The much anticipated film is set to be released in India on March 8, celebrated as International Women's Day. It is a bittersweet moment that the Brie Larson-fronted movie is the first Marvel film to be released after Lee’s death in November 2018.