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'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2) (4 minutes ago)
By Troy Ribeiro
Film: "VIP 2: Lalkar"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Verma, Balaji Mohan, Samuthirakani, Vivek; Rating: **1/2

'Bareilly ki Barfi': An endearing rom-com worth tasting (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2) (4 minutes ago)
By Troy Ribeiro
Film: "Bareilly ki Barfi"; Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao, Seema Pahwa, Pankaj Tripathi, Rating: ***1/2

Challenging to make space film within commercial set up: Shakti Rajan (4 minutes ago)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Shakti Soundar Rajan, who is currently busy with the post-production work on Tamil cinema's first space film "Tik Tik Tik", says it was challenging for him to explore the genre within the commercial cinema format.

Kolkata's Satyajit Ray institute suspends five students (26 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) has suspended five students for alleged "indiscipline" and indulging in "unprecedented vandalism" on campus, the registrar said.

Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar  (11:34)
By Vishnu Makhijani IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in preparation intact.

Superstar Dileep's bail plea posted for Tuesday (11:24) IANS Photo Service
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) The bail plea of superstar Dileep, that was supposed to come up on Friday at the Kerala High Court here, has been postponed for Tuesday.

Of mystery, spying and ghosts (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:24)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Flick through a mysterious tale around a killer who has terrorised the residents of Chicago; read a thrilling book featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon; go through a collection of classic ghost stories; and, finally, a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

No clarity yet on release of Nenjam Marappathillai' (11:16) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on Friday said he is still unsure about the release of his highly anticipated Tamil horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai", which was originally scheduled to hit the screens last year.

Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky pens first Telugu song (11:16)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Known for penning popular Tamil songs such as "Enamo Aedho", "Ladio" and "Mei Nigara", popular lyricist Madhan Karky on Friday said that he has written his first Telugu song for upcoming Mahesh Babu starrer "Spyder".

'Australia's foreign minister keen on fashion diplomacy with India' (10:58)
By Nivedita
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu feels that when two nations are forging a relationship they usually talk about political, diplomatic or economical tie-ups but what matters most is the link between people.

Haven't thought about styling for films: Anavila Misra (10:58)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Anavila Mishra of the brand Anavila says she enjoys the process of creating collections and has not thought about styling in films.

Dharmendra debuts on Twitter (10:26) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra has made his debut on social media website Twitter and his actor son Sunny Deol has welcomed him.

Gaurav Jai Gupta's show, a burst of fabrics (09:58)
By Nivedita
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Gaurav Jai Gupta's show that was supported by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade departments made a strong fashion statement with a variety of fabrics that had its characteristic touches on clothes.

Short film to showcase history of Indian military during 1971 (08:02)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) "Mukti - Birth of a Nation", a short film, is set to showcase Indias glorious military history during the 1971 war with actors Milind Soman and Yashpal Sharma in lead roles.

Blac Chyna 'splits' from new beau (06:26)
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna has reportedly split from her new boyfriend and rapper Mechie after dating him for two months.

Sobriety changed Boy George's life (05:06)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Boy George has credited his career resurgence to his sobriety.

Cowell feel like a 'proud dad' towards One Direction (03:16)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell says he feels like a "proud dad" towards the One Direction stars - Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and former member Zayn Malik.

Drape the nine yard wonder in different styles (01:56)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) There are several ways of draping a sari which can make you look different and help you stand out in a crowd. Accessorise it with a waistband or team your sari with a jacket, suggest experts.

Esha Deol gets Neeta Lulla for baby shower outfit (01:18) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Esha Deol, who is expecting her first child with husband Bharat Takhtani, will be wearing a Vrindavan-inspired asymmetrical Anarkali at her baby shower. The actress says she is not bothered about her bump as Neeta Lulla's creation always make her look "flawless".

Gurugram: Village representatives to watch 'Toilet-Ek Prem Katha' free (21:02) IANS Photo Service
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) A special screening of the recently-released Bollywood movie "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" will be organised for the Panchs (village representatives) and Sarpanchs (village heads) of Gurugram district, an official said on Thursday.

Ayushmann, Bhumi are director's delight: 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' director (19:18) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" director R.S. Prasanna says working with actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar is a fantastic experience.

Art of filmmaking needs one to exercise freedom of expression: Mohit Suri (19:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri, who will be seen mentoring aspiring directors for a new digital show "HP MTV Fame-istan", feels that a filmmakers perspective gets lost "if ones freedom of expression is restricted".

LFW W/F'17: When bad boy of 'Neerja' had a good time on the runway (19:08)
By Nivedita IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Jim Sarbh, who got instant success for portraying a negative role in Sonam Kapoor-starrer "Neerja", turned showstopper for designer Anuj Bhutani on the Textile and Sustainable day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. He not only was in a relaxed mood, but also showed some dance moves on the ramp.

Pet Fed festival to debut in Mumbai (19:00)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Pet Fed festival, which takes place in New Delhi, will mark its debut in Mumbai this year. It will be held from December 16 to 17 here.

Poland to host Indian Film Festival (18:34)
Warsaw, Aug 17 (IANS) Poland is set to host the Indian Film Festival for the first time from October 7 to 10.

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