Author: Ambarish Ganesh

Alto Pune Comic Con 2017 Gets An Overwhelming Response From Comics Enthusiasts

  The 1st day of Comic Con fest saw Pune coming together to celebrate Comics and everything their following stands for. As soon as the gates opened, Puneites from various age groups poured into the venue, dressed in hues of their favourite comic characters. Cosplayers left the crowd awe struck with their incredibly detailed and close to perfect costumes! Exhibitors including publishers, merchandisers, artists, writers, creators & assorted companies from all over India and Pune were enveloped with fans! One of the other main attractions of the event were the Baahubali Zone, the team from the super hit Franchise showcased a 360 Degree VR Experience. AXN Liv​e R.E.D Zone had lots of fun engagements. Too. Fans got to experience a small part of their favourite character’s lives like Billions, Justified, Supernatural, The Voice, Dexter and Sherlock. Saumin Patel, renowned artist from Pune conducted a live show of his artwork, where he sketched and explained in real time how one can create their own characters, construct a cover identity, and more. The audience was left amazed at his skills and young children even got personalized sketches from Patel. For the sheer love for Comics, 2 new Comic Book titles got launched at the convention. The launches were Damned & Jataka Manga#1 by ICBM Comics, Caster by Holy Cow Entertainment. Tomorrow Comic Con, along with all of Day 1’s activities also...

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Play Alert: ‘Dhumrapaan’ by D For Drama | Starring Kumud Mishra, Directed By Akarsh Khurana

Play Synopsis: Set in the smoking area of a corporate building over the period of a week, a bunch of office employees discuss appraisals, politics, and relationships, all the while dealing with their stress, fears, and insecurities. The play is a comedy about the rat race, how we cope with it, and what we put our throat and lungs through in the process. Dhumrapaan has been selected for META awards 2017 with nominations in 5 categories namely best play, best script, best actor, best director and best supporting actor. Cast and crew list Directed by: Akarsh Khurana Writer: Adhir...

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Hidden Figures | Movie Review – Conquers Space and Race With Grace

It’s early 1960s of Cold War America, and racial segregation is very much pervasive, even at the shrine of science that is NASA’s Langley research center. It’s here that we’re introduced to our three colored leading ladies, who fight their separate fights within the organisation and ultimately win the respect and recognition they deserve. The best American minds are working out a way to orbit John Glenn around the Earth and then bring him back to land safely, and they wish to achieve this feat before Russia does. The Mercury program demanded much of menial calculations, a task delegated to ‘human computers’, a team mostly...

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‘The Founder’ | Movie Review – Good Mac, Bad Mac, Big Mac

The Founder is a cinematic happy meal to cherish before Donald Trump delivers his inaugural speech as the next US President. Director John Lee Hancock addresses the appetite just right. He layers his protagonist with despair, positivity and opportunity; adds passion, tension, amazing salesmanship skills and dollops of betrayal to taste; mixes it all to form a storyline patty, and deep-fries it in real-world monstrosity. For garnish, there’s business acumen. The story of the massive”McDonald’s” empire. Served hot. With bad cholesterol. Audience first meet Kroc (a brilliant Michael Keaton) in 1952, where he shows up all magnetic at a drive-in trying to sell a new-tech milkshake...

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Best Of Bollywood In 2016 – Top 10 Hindi Films This Year

For Bollywood, 2016 was an year of biopics. An air-hostess who kept calm during crisis, a professor who was suspended from college due to ‘wrong’ sexual orientation, a ticket-collector who went on to become the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team, an NRI businessman who orchestrates one of the biggest evacuations ever, a father who wrestles society and gender stereotypes to let his daughters discover their true potential – all protagonists of some of the best cinematic experiences this year. Let’s set the ball rolling. #1 Dangal Nitesh Tiwari had us rolling in Chillar Party and Bhoothnath Returns, two films meant as...

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