At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the “Godfather of Soul” in
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While fans are lapping up the official trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s also making many uncomfortable. A book translated into a film may not be what you truly expect.
On December 25, 1968, 42 people — men, women and children — were burnt alive in the village of Kilvenmani in the east Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. Meena Kandasamy’s debut novel, The Gypsy Goddess, is a fictionalised account of this tragedy that unfolded when a village refused to buckle down to a set of oppressive Naidu Mirasdars and stood firmly by the Marxist beliefs that were by then rooted in the village and the hearts of the dalit villagers.
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A couple of years ago in Jamaica, I met Errol Flynn’s former wife, the screen actress Patrice Wymore.
Veena Venugopal explores the urban woman's dynamics with her mother-in-law — from funny aspects to the dark tones