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In 2003, for Sankranthi, there was this big ticket release called ‘Okkadu’. I saw that movie on the first day. After the initial few minutes, I was so immersed in the movie that I didn’t notice the time and was surprised that Interval came soon. The credit for that feeling is entirely to the brilliant…

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In the lead up to the release, Aamir Khan, in all his interviews, was at pains to explain that the reason he accepted Dhoom 3 was that he liked the script and not because the franchise was a money spinner. It is, then, not to his advantage that the premise, to an extent, and the…

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Under the Southern Cross I stand, A sprig of wattle in my hand, A native of my native land, Australia, you f*****g beauty   Nathan Lyon had to wait 316 days to sing this song in the dressing room. In the interim Australia played 9 tests and lost 7 of them. Coming as it does…

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In a press conference after his retirement, when asked about the Ashes, Sachin Tendulkar picked the name of Mitchell Johnson as the bowler who might make a difference to the Australian squad. A part of that faith must have come from watching him at close quarters as a team mate at Mumbai Indian. A part…

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On the third day of the first Test match in the 2013 Ashes, Stuart Broad refused to walk after edging the ball into the hands of the first slip fielder. A normal occurrence, isn’t it? This event somehow snowballed into a huge controversy, the opposition team’s coach went to the extent of (jocularly, he said)…

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When you watch a bio-pic you expect the director to peel off every layer of the personality of the person in focus. The beauty lies in how a director actually does it. Credit then, to Ron Howard that he shows us both the facade and the personalities of the racing drivers, Niki Lauda and James…

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It is very difficult to make a biopic or write a biography. The person at helm treads the thin line between being engrossing and being boring. In the days where people are more concerned about their whatsapp messages and twitter updates, it takes a lot to be engrossed with what’s happening on screen. There is…

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From March 18th, 2011, Ravi Teja doesn’t know what a hit is. In the interim, the movies he has acted in- six- Dongala mutha, Veera, Nippu, Daruvu, Devudu Chesina Manushullu and Sarocharu- sank without a trace. He has acted in Balupu with not a single movie in his kitty. Is he risking his entire career…

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