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Post 2021-09-08

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kartik explores ‘new facet’

ACTOR Kartik Aaryan’s thriller Dhamaka will drop directly on to the over-the-top platform, bypassing theatrical release. Aaryan confirmed the news to fans with an Instagram post. But the date of release is yet to be officially declared. The story revolves around Aaryan’s character, a news anchor, who gets caught up in a frustrating situation on learning about a mysterious bomb blast. Events that follow lead him to a point where he has to choose between his career and humanity. Director Ram Madhvani said: “I have been wanting to collaborate with Kartik Aaryan for some years now and I’m thrilled that he wanted to do Dhamaka. “Every day Kartik gave his all to the 360-degree system with which I work. His full involvement, his passion and his precise calibration as an…

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engrossing movie uplifted by big b’s delivery

Movie review: Chehre Director: Rumi Jaffery Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Raghubir Yadav, Rhea Chakraborty and Krystle D’Souza. Rating: *** “THIS decadence of human values and humanity has to stop.” Close your eyes and imagine who can best utter such a line in precise English, with the correct emotion and the perfect posture. A handful of actors, with Amitabh Bachchan topping the list. Think of Chehre as a thriller with a long monologue attached to it. It has Bachchan’s baritone emphasising the various ways in which justice has failed us as a society, whether it is rape, acid attacks or terror. Or think of it as a monologue with a thriller attached to it. Either way, it is an engrossing movie with Bachchan in fine…

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pandemic teaches hashmi valuable lessons

THE Covid-19 pandemic has taught Emraan Hashmi to not take things for granted and that everything in life was unpredictable. Hashmi said: “You can’t take things for granted. “We never really thought that we would be in a scenario like this, where the pandemic has shaken up not just the country but the entire world. “We should take each day at a time, be there for and support each other because everyone is dealing with this in some way or the other.” Hashmi’s film, Chehre, was released on August 27. He said: “I feel we should support theatre owners as they have supported us throughout. “Both these industries are dependent on each other.“ Hashmi said he did not know if the film could draw audiences back to theatres. “Nobody knows…

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locals embrace india’s new films

Latoya Newman latoya.newman@inl.co.za LOCAL audiences have been responding positively to Bollywood films that have begun screening at cinemas again. In an interview with the POST, AB Moosa, the chief executive of the Avalon Group, said the response by audiences to the release of Bollywood films was becoming more positive each week. “This coupled with the vaccine roll-out has proved beneficial to the return of audiences to the cinema. “We remain optimistic that as the weeks and months unfold – with a better understanding of how to manage Covid and the vaccine roll-out – audience numbers will continue to grow,” said Moosa. Earlier this year in the wake of the Covid-19 spike globally and related theatre closures, a few Indian production houses opted for over-the-top releases. But Moosa said the industry…

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balancing the shift in hybrid working

EVEN in the 19th century, workers were beginning to resent the grind of office life. “You don’t know how wearisome it is to breathe the air of four pent walls without relief, day after day,” British essayist Charles Lamb wrote in a letter to poet William Wordsworth in 1822, railing against his toil in the East India Company’s office in Leadenhall Street, London. For the past 17 months, however, Lamb’s modern successors have mostly worked from home, liberated from what he termed official confinement. Today’s white-collar staff are living through a radical transformation of professional life, one economists say is beginning to jump-start economic productivity and accelerate innovation. Pandemic The pandemic has weakened the gravitational pull of city centres, with new forces reshaping knowledge-based economies. Public transport journeys into cities…