Kollywood buzz: Ajith-Siva’s reunion, record-breaking Thalapathy 67 &...

As we have been updating you, The Federal is back (again) with exciting tidbits from Kollywood. The buzz is only growing, with multiple p...
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Amazon’s Kantara move: ‘Justice’ for Thaikkudam Bridge, but fans unhappy

Fans waiting to watch Rishab Shetty’s much-talked about film Kantara on OTT will be a disappointed lot. The blockbuster film is streaming on Amazon Prime from November 24 but there will be an integral part of the super-hit movie that will be missing. The controversial song Varaha Roopam is not included in the film, thanks to the ongoing bitter batt...

‘Kantara’ to stream on Amazon Prime from November 24

Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday (November 23) announced the worldwide digital premiere of the blockbuster Kannada film, Kantara. The film is scheduled for premiere on Thursday (November 24). Kantara, written and directed by Rishab Shetty, and produced under the banner of Hombale film by Vijay Kiragandur, stars Shetty, Kishore Kumar G, Sapthami G...

Prasanth Varma unveils teaser of mythology inspired film ‘HanuMan’

Filmmaker Prasanth Varma on Monday (November 21) unveiled the teaser of his upcoming film HanuMan. The mythology-inspired film, features Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer, Vennela Kishore, Vinai Rai, Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar and Getup Srinu in the lead roles. https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/1594672633567531008 Varma usually makes medium-budge...

‘Chhello Show’, India’s Oscar entry, to stream on Netflix from Nov ...

Pan Nalin's "Chhello Show", India's official entry to the 95th Academy Awards, will be available to Netflix subscribers in India from Friday. It is a part-autobiographical drama that captures the charm of the western region of Gujarat while paying homage to the cinema of the past. The Gujarati language film, titled "Last Film Show" in English, w...

American Music Awards 2022: Taylor Swift wins big, Icon Award for Lionel Richie

The American Music Awards (AMAs) 2022 were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Award-winning actor, producer, and musician Wayne Brady hosted the 50th AMAs, which was jointly produced by Dick Clark Productions and ABC. The event celebrates the year’s best music performers based on votes of fans. Big winners at AMA 20...

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With ‘Kalaga Thalaivan’, Udhayanidhi hits the right political note

The screenplay, about how selling PSUs hits the lives of the masses, has many opportunities for loud, politically peppered punch dialogues and daring action sequences; it steers clear of them

‘Women are their own enemies’, says Jaya Bachchan

Bollywood actress and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan has said "women are their own enemies". Jaya’s remark came during her interaction with daughter Shweta Bachchan and granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda for Navya’s podcast. The actress interrupted Navya while she was speaking about how people should raise their sons like they raise their daughte...

Pankaj Tripathi to play Atal Bihari Vajpayee in biopic; film to release in Dec 2023

Actor Pankaj Tripathi is all set to essay the role of the former Prime Minister of India, and senior BJP leader, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in a biopic titled Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye -ATAL. The film will be adapted from the book The Untold Vajpayee: politician and paradox penned by Ullekh NP. The film will be directed by th...

Grammy Awards 2023: Beyonce ties Grammy record for most nominations

Beyonce has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations on Tuesday (November 15), making her tied with her husband Jay-Z as the most nominated music act in the history of the award's show. Beyonce's Break My Soul reeled in record and song of the year nominations, while Renaissance which v...

Udhayanidhi on quitting acting, working with Kamal, and dad Stalin’s film choic...

"I have more work to do and the Lok Sabha elections are also coming up. I have to be with my party and dad at this time, so acting will have to take a backseat," says the young actor-producer-MLA

Shoaib Malik posts special birthday wish for Sania Mirza amid divorce rumours

Tennis star Sania Mirza who turns 36 on Tuesday (November 15), received birthday wishes from her husband Shoaib Malik amid their divorce rumours. The Pakistani cricketer in his Instagram post on November 15, shared a picture of him and Sania, and wrote: "Happy Birthday to you @MirzaSania. Wishing you a very healthy & happy life! Enjoy the da...

Telugu star Mahesh Babu’s actor father GS Krishna dead

Veteran Telugu actor Krishna, father of superstar Mahesh Babu, died on Tuesday at a city-based private super-specialty hospital where he was undergoing treatment following a cardiac arrest. He was 80.

Kantara makers vs Thaikuddam Bridge: Kerala band to file another case

The Kerala-based band Thaikuddam Bridge has filed another petition in the Kozhikode principal district court against the makers of Kantara for continuing to violate the injunction order against using the popular but controversial song, Varaha Roopam. Speaking to the Federal, the band's lawyer Satish Murthi said the hearing would be held on Tuesd...

Vikram effect: Kamal Haasan open to work with new-age directors

Pa Ranjith, H Vinoth, and Vetrimaaran are among the newer breed of directors Kamal is said to be in talks with now, apart from veterans such as Mani Ratnam and Shankar

A day in the life of K-pop group members: Exercise, train, sleep, repeat

As much shimmering and flashy the life of a K-pop idol group may look under the arc lights, the effort to be pitch perfect, both in vocals and appearance, is a tall order

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ review: Heartfelt ode to a Marvel hero

Ryan Coogler’s follow-up to ‘Black Panther’ (2018) grieves the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who played the first Black superhero in the Marvel universe. What does it tell us about the future of superhero films?

Love Today OTT release: Netflix bags Pradeep Ranganathan’s movie

Pradeep Ranganathan’s Love Today Tamil movie has become a box office success. The film is receiving appreciation from all quarters and many are waiting for its release on an OTT platform. So, when will this romantic-comedy flick be released on OTT? Also read: Kollywood buzz: Kamal-Mani reunion, Rajini’s next, and Vijay’s biggie According t...

‘Monica, O My Darling’ review: Not a dark comedy, just a passable thrille...

Monica, O my darling, the latest big Bollywood outing to premiere on Netflix this weekend, is billed as a ‘neo-noir’, a dark comedy, which pays an ode to old blockbuster movies like the 1971 Nasir Hussain thriller Caravan. It tips its hat at Hindi movie's legendary vamps - the 'bad', wicked women of Indian celluloid who actually have a heart of gol...

Cracked mirror: The cinema of the infinitely resilient women of Iran

In their films, Iranian filmmakers enter the deepest recesses of the female heart and mind, beyond the darkness of the purdah, exploring the synthesis of their inner courage and infinite resilience

What makes Dwayne Johnson Hollywood’s strangest success story

Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock’s $195 million-budgeted film, has grossed $325.2 million worldwide in the last three weeks since its release, improving substantially upon another recent DC film, The Suicide Squad (2021), which grossed $168 million globally. The improvement may have to do with the fact that the box office has been largely la...

Kantara ‘must-watch’ film, proud to be Kannadiga: Zerodha’s Nithin Kamath

Rishab Shetty’s Kannada movie Kantara continues to earn praise and Nithin Kamath, founder and CEO of online brokerage firm Zerodha, has called it a “must-watch” film. Kantara has been a massive box-office success. Recently, the film completed one month of its release and according to Shetty it has become the “most viewed film in Karnataka among ...

How ‘Joyland,’ Pakistan’s Oscars entry, breaks taboos, tackles homophobia

Saim Sadiq’s feature debut, Joyland, Pakistan’s entry for Oscars 2023, has become one of the most-talked-about movies on the roster of upcoming films from the subcontinent ever since it became the first-ever Pakistani competitive entry at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year. It won the Queer Palm prize for best LGBT, queer or feminist-themed ...

‘Chhello Show’ director Pan Nalin’s quest to ‘become’ a film

‘Chhello Show’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the Best International Feature Film category of the 95th Academy Awards and Nalin is completely in love with all the love he is receiving for his work

Kollywood buzz: Kamal-Mani reunion, Rajini’s next, and Vijay’s biggie

As promised, The Federal is back with exciting hot updates from the happening Kollywood. Read on to know about Rajinikanth’s next, Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan’s reunion, Vijay’s pan-India biggie, Ajith’s intro song in Thunivu, Suriya’s reunion with favourite filmmakers, Shankar’s plans to shoot Indian 2 and RC 15, and more... Rajinikanth’s Lal ...

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor welcome their first child, a daughter

The much-awaited baby of the year is here. Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have become proud parents to a daughter, their first child. Ranbir’s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni confirmed the news on Sunday. Alia delivered the baby at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai’s Girgaon within hours of arriving there with Ranbir. ...
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