Sholay bucked the trend back in the day


Mumbai: “Sholay,” directed by Ramesh Sippy and released in 1975, is indeed a cinematic masterpiece that has left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. Here are some reasons why “Sholay” is considered a classy film worth emulating: Storytelling and Screenplay: The film’s screenplay, written by Salim-Javed, is lauded for its perfect blend of action, drama, comedy, and romance. The narrative structure and character arcs are compelling, making the story both engaging and emotionally resonant. Memorable Characters: Each character, from the iconic duo of Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) and Veeru (Dharmendra) to…

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Touch of genius behind Alfred Hitchcock’s shower scene in Psycho


Los Angeles: The shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho” is one of the most iconic and influential sequences in cinematic history. This scene, which portrays the brutal murder of Marion Crane, played by Janet Leigh, has been the subject of much analysis and admiration for its innovative techniques and profound impact on the horror genre. The genius behind this scene can be attributed to several key elements: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vision Alfred Hitchcock, known as the “Master of Suspense,” orchestrated the scene with meticulous attention to detail. He aimed…

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Unmatched legacy of Macaulay Culkin as Kevin in Home Alone

Washington: Macaulay Culkin’s performance in “Home Alone” is iconic, and several factors contributed to him making the role of Kevin McCallister uniquely his own: Natural Charisma and Charm: Culkin had an innate charm that resonated with audiences. His ability to portray a wide range of emotions—from fear and loneliness to joy and mischief—made Kevin a relatable and endearing character. Expressive Face and Physical Comedy: Culkin’s expressive facial reactions, particularly his famous scream scene, became synonymous with the movie. His talent for physical comedy, seen in his interactions with the burglars,…

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US plans all out war against Houthi rebels

Washington: The US has launched a major attack on the Houthi rebels who are constantly targeting commercial ships in the Red Sea. In the last 24 hours, the US has targeted the radars and drones of the Houthi rebels. Let us tell you that two days ago, the Houthi rebels targeted a Greek ship. Only after this the US has taken action. The US military has taken a big action against the Houthi rebels of Yemen. In the last 24 hours in Yemen, the US military has destroyed seven radars,…

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Can China, Taiwan break the ice ?

Beijing: The enmity between Taiwan and China is quite old. While Taiwan calls itself an independent country, China says that it is part of it. China has always denied the existence of Taiwan. China, which claims its right over Taiwan, has been furious for some time. The reason behind this is the closeness between America and Taiwan. China is troubled by the closeness between America and Taiwan. Looking at the attitude of Taiwan and China, experts say that a situation of war can arise between the two countries. Meanwhile, retired…

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Ukraine supported by global powers puts up a United Front

Ukraine war

Bergenstock: A two-day peace conference was held in Bergenstock, Switzerland, to consider the situations arising out of the 28-month-long Ukraine war. Russia has not been invited to this conference, while China has not participated in it, questioning the legitimacy of the event. India and South Africa have sent official level representatives, while Brazil has sent observers. Turkey and Saudi Arabia have sent their foreign ministers to the conference. Heads of state, heads of government, representatives and organizations from more than 90 countries are participating in the conference. At the conference,…

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Modi, Sunak connect the dots on bilateral relations


APULIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with PM Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom on the sidelines of the G7 Summit here . The two world leaders were seen sharing a hug as they met. PM Modi also held a bilateral meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France. Apart from exchanging views on key global and regional issues, PM Modi and President Macron held discussions on a series of issues including strengthening partnership between the two nations. PM Modi is in Italy’s Apulia to participate in the…

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Race for BJP President begins

Markandey Pandey Lucknow: The election of BJP national president is to be held, for which the number of contenders from UP is the highest. Party sources say that everyone has their own claims and arguments. The 18th Lok Sabha has been formed and the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party JP Nadda has taken oath as the Cabinet Minister. In such a situation, the party’s policy has been one person-one post. Due to which the BJP is brainstorming about its second national president in place of JP Nadda. Most…

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CCRAS-NIIMH, Hyderabad to play Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine Research

Hyderabad: The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage (NIIMH), Hyderabad, a unit under the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of Ayush as a WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) for “Fundamental and Literary Research in Traditional Medicine” (CC IND-177). This prestigious recognition is granted for a period of four years, starting from June 3, 2024. Established in 1956, NIIMH, Hyderabad, is a unique institution dedicated to documenting and showcasing medico-historical research in Ayurveda, Yoga Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, Homoeopathy, Biomedicine, and…

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Filmmaker bags V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award 

V. Shantaram

Mumbai: The 18th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) is honoring the illustrious wildlife filmmaker  Subbiah Nallamuthu by conferring upon him the much coveted V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award, announced Dr. L. Murugan, the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting. “I congratulate Shri Nallamuthu for winning the prestigious award this edition”, said the Minister while interacting with the media at the NFDC complex. MIFF will confer the award upon Shri Subbiah Nallamuthu in recognition of his remarkable contributions to the realm of wildlife filmmaking.   Subbiah Nallamuthu, has made exceptional contributions to wildlife…

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