"Bandish Bandits" (series streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Shreya Chaudhary, Ritwik Bhowmik, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Amit Mistry; Directed by: Anand Tiwari; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)

Sushant case: Top cop from Bihar rushed to Mumbai

Sushant case: Top cop from Bihar rushed to Mumbai

Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid the standoff between Mumbai and Bihar police forces over the ongoing investigation into the alleged suicide of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, senior IPS officer from Bihar, Vinay Tiwari has been rushed to Mumbai on Sunday to speed up the probe.

2020 so far: Setback turns to opportunity (Column: B-Town)

2020 so far: Setback turns to opportunity (Column: B-Town)

The yearly and half-yearly summaries of the box office performance of films has been a ritual followed over the years. It serves to put on record the way the industry has performed at the box office over a year and check trends. A bit late, but still it needs to be put on record, since the first few months of the year have changed the film industry forever.

Raat Akeli Hai: Whodunit with noir edge (IANS Rating; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )

Raat Akeli Hai: Whodunit with noir edge (IANS Rating; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )

"Raat Akeli Hai"; Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Shivani Raguvanshi, Shweta Tripathi, Padmavati Rao, Riya Shukla, Ila Arun, Aditya Srivastava, Swanand Kirkire, Nishant Dahiya and Tigmanshu Dhulia; Direction: Honey Trehan; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)  

Lootcase: Fine cast in funny form (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )

Lootcase: Fine cast in funny form (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )

"Lootcase" (film streaming on Disney+ Hotstar); Cast: Kunal Kemmu. Rasika Dugal, Vijay Raaz, Ranvir Shorey, Gajraj Rao; Direction: Rajesh Krishnan; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)

Shakuntala Devi: Adds up to one-time watch (IANS review; Rating: * * * )

Shakuntala Devi: Adds up to one-time watch (IANS review; Rating: * * * )

"Shakuntala Devi" (film streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Vidya Balan, Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh; Direction: Anu Menon; Rating: * * * (three stars)

Sushant was a director with Rhea, brother in two companies (IANS Exclusive)

Sushant was a director with Rhea, brother in two companies (IANS Exclusive)

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose mysterious death is being investigated, was a director in two companies along with his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik.

Bengali superstar Prosenjit: To support experimental films, potboilers have to work

Bengali superstar Prosenjit: To support experimental films, potboilers have to work

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The superstar of Bengali film industry, Prosenjit Chatterjee, who has thrived across genres over three decades, says commercial, big-budget cinema has to earn money at the box office not only for the growth of the industry but also to support experimental, arthouse fare.