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Nine Lives: Leave that cat alone

You’ll lose the one life you have getting through Nine Lives. As far as body swap films go — not that the genre is in itself appealing — Freaky Friday leads by a mile and more. Even the 2003 remake with Lindsay Lohan and Jaime Lee Curtis was as good as the 1976 Jodie Foster film. But given a choice, ... Read More »

Baahubali to be screened at BRICS film festival

In the annual diplomatic summit of the head of states or government of the BRICS member states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) last year, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come up with a brilliant idea to bridge the gaps between the BRICS nations, with the show of each others’ art and culture. While his proposal was readily ... Read More »

Ramya faces sedition charge for ‘Pakistan not hell’ remarks

A petition has been filed against actor-politician Ramya at the office of the Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court at Somavarapete in Karnataka’s Madikeri, demanding that she should be booked under the sedition law for her comments on Pakistanis. Referring to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent remark “going to Pakistan is like going to hell,” the 33-year-old Congress leader had ... Read More »

French honour for Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan will be award ed the Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government at a special ceremony. The Order is part of France’s premier award, the Legion of Honor. It has three ranks – Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander) – and two high offices. It recognises ... Read More »

Prince death: Powerful drugs found in singer’s home ‘were mislabelled’

Pills seized from the home of singer Prince contained the dangerously powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl but were mislabelled, according to reports. Speaking to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, officials investigating the artist’s death said the pills were labelled as hydrocodone, a weaker type of opioid. Autopsy results released in June revealed Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. Officials told the ... Read More »