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Evolution of Pakistani TV Shows– Part 2

After receiving a great response on the first episode of Evolution of Pakistani TV Shows, I received many messages on social media and I was delighted to know that even today,...

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HIGH FIVE: Time for Some hoichoi

Starting out in 2017, the first regional OTT player in India, hoichoi, is now the world’s leading Bengali OTT platform. As it steps into its fifth year, co-founder Vishn...

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REKKA - Robindranath Ekhane Kawkhono Khete Aashenni

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri: Hobbled by a stodgy screenplay and two uninspiring lead performances, Srijit Mukherji’s adaptation of Mohammed Nazim Uddin’s novel fails to...

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Evolution of Pakistani Comedy TV Shows – Part 1

Shafiq Siddiqui walks you through a few comical and satirical TV shows that aired on PTV from the 1960s to the 1980s. Creativity flourishes in restraints; back in the 1960&rs...

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MURDER IN THE HILLS

MURDER IN THE HILLS Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri’s review of the the singer, composer, lyricist and filmmaker, Anjan Dutt’s latest offering on Hoichoi, Murder In The Hi...

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It happened one night: Mohanagar

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri reviews Mohanagar, the latest offering, from Bangladesh, on the streaming platform Hoichoi Two police officers on either end of the moral compass, the ...

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Dhoop Ki Deewar: Intriguing and Interesting

Shafiq Siddiqui reviews the web series Dhoop Ki Deewar, airing on Zee5. Two episodes of the series are released every Friday. India and Pakistan share a love-hate relationshi...

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Rickshawala

After the critical success of Seasons Greetings, Ram Kamal Mukherjee is back with a loving ode to that hoary Kolkata institution - the hand-pulled rickshaw, writes Shantanu Ra...

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Romance in the 1984 Sikh Riots: Grahan

  The OTT platforms have released a few remarkable web series displaying a different array of stories and plots; Grahan is one amongst such, writes Shafiq Siddiqui ...

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Paap: Antim Pawrbo and Mouchak

While Paap passes muster, Mouchak scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri writes. Two new web series from Hoichoi - a murder mystery (Paap: Antim Pawrbo) a...

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‘Having a blast’ is a very ordinary thing to do!

How often have we all said, “Hey, let’s have a blast”, or, “What...

October 16 2021

Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the fo...

October 14 2021

Mein hoon PIO!

Farrukh Dhondy observes Indian media in foreign countries and the hype it creates over e...

October 12 2021