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Actors Tabu and Ishaan Khatter starred in the web show A Suitable Boy

Book-ed for web: Makers of web series take inspiration from bestsellers

By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Mismatched, A Suitable Boy, Bicchoo Ka Khel — quite a few web shows of late have been adaptations of bestsellers. What makes them click better as shows? Industry people give their take.
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Sheff is the author of A Beautiful Boy
Sheff is the author of A Beautiful Boy

We must change our understanding of people who’re addicted: David Sheff

By Navneet Vyasan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The Beautiful Boy author on the implications of pushing addicts into depths of seclusion, the need for better reform structures and his latest book The Buddhist on Death Row
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Author Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat was adapted into Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar.
Author Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat was adapted into Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar.

Letting Meghna Gulzar direct Raazi was the biggest blunder, rues Calling Sehmat author Harinder Sikka

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Author of Calling Sehmat alleges that director Meghna Gulzar changed the title of the film and didn’t show him the director’s cut, despite contractual obligations. Also adds that lyricist Gulzar, Meghna’s father, forced publishers to delay the launch of his book so that “Meghna received all the attention”.
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A still from the movie, Gone With The Wind, 1939.(Courtesy Everett Collection)
A still from the movie, Gone With The Wind, 1939.(Courtesy Everett Collection)

Gone With The Wind is still going strong, and we still give a damn

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Eight decades after it first released, its legacy is more than just as a film that brought to life a much-beloved book. Helmed by three directors, scripted and revised by many writers, and having taken two years to cast the two leads, the almost four hour long film is what would now be known as a smash hit across the world
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A dad is hunting for his teenage daughter, through clues on various devices. It’s about as exciting as it sounds.
A dad is hunting for his teenage daughter, through clues on various devices. It’s about as exciting as it sounds.

Skip Searching, and hit Escape on Papillon: Movie reviews by Rashid Irani

By Rashid Irani | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 02:42 PM IST
A missing-person tale told entirely through computer screens is an interesting idea, but doesn’t work. Neither does the remake of a classic.
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