Free Press Journal
  • Paddington 2: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Aimed at children, Paddington 2, the delightful live action-toon sequel to 2015’s widescreen adaptation of Michael Bond’s classic books about a bear, has a wonderful star cast, ample comedy and inspirational themes which we, adults can also benefit from: such as kindness and compassion (whose wellspring is a kind and loving heart). In chapter one, Paddington was in danger of being killed and stuffed like a natural history museum exhibit. This time

  • Mukkabaaz: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    A sports political drama that exposes the caste politics behind selection of suitable candidates, this one has its heart in the right place. Coming from Anurag Kashyap, the maker of edgy dark cinema, this one sheds more light than darkness on the sport of Boxing, played the corrupt Indian way. The narrative, set largely in Bareilly gives us a socio-cultural perspective of the internecine rivalry (which has little to do with ability

  • Downsizing: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Small is beautiful. So, suggests Downsizing, a sci-fi comic fantasy which employs the conceit of the Malthusian theory of over-population to make a brilliant point. Acclaimed director Payne has co-scripted with Jim Taylor, a film which posits the possibility of downsizing—a process of miniaturising people – as a tool to save the world. As the Norwegian scientists who invented downsizing reasoned, little people would need only a fraction of the earth’s resources.

  • Suspend US-S Korea military drills: N Korea

    Seoul: North Korea on Friday called on both the United States and South Korea to suspend bilateral military drills. North Korea’s propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said joint military drills between both countries are a ‘source of catastrophe’ for the Korean Peninsula.

  • Panda, Pradhan slam CMO as they have no issue, says Naveen Patnaik

    Bhubaneswar: A day after a BJD MP and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan attacked an officer of the Odisha chief minister’s office, BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik hit back saying they do not have any other issues. BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda yesterday alleged that an officer has been interfering in the ruling party’s affairs and he was seconded by Pradhan, a senior BJP leader.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: Court refuses pre-arrest bail to Mojo’s Bistro pub co-owner Yug Tuli

    Mumbai: A sessions court here today rejected the anticipatory bail application of Yug Tuli, the absconding co-owner of the Mojo’s Bistro pub, in the Kamala Mills fire case. Seeking pre-arrest bail for his client, Tulli’s lawyer contended that the devastating fire at the Kamala Mills compound on December 29, which had claimed 14 lives, had started from the adjoining 1 Above pub.

  • Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha ‘stands firmly’ with the four sitting judges

    New Delhi: Former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday said that he “stands firmly” with the four sitting judges of the Supreme Court, who went public with complaints against the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

  • Supreme Court judges take on CJI: Here are four significant points they raised

    Four judges of the Supreme Court on Friday said that they have discharged a debt to the nation by issuing an appeal to the nation to save the institution (Supreme Court). Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar addressed the press conference on the lawns of Justice Chelameswar’s official residence here. They made a reference to a letter that they had written to the Chief Justice of India

  • Supreme Court judges: Legal fraternity says it’s unprecedented, shocking

    New Delhi: The decision of four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court to hold a press conference was today termed as “unprecedented” by the legal fraternity, with some experts terming it as “shocking” while some others saying there could have been some compelling reasons for such a move. Some legal luminaries also said the turn of events had raised a question mark about the credibility of the judicial system.

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    Maharashtra opposition says Gadkari ‘helping Pakistan’ by anti-Navy remark

    Mumbai: The opposition in Maharashtra — the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) — on Friday took strong umbrage to Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari’s statements on Thursday, saying he “wants to help Pakistan” by throwing out the Indian Navy from Mumbai.

  • Petrol bomb attack on HMK leader’s house

    Sivaganga(TN): Unidentified miscreants today hurled petrol bombs at the house of a fringe Hindu outfit leader in this district, causing damage to some parked vehicles, police said.

  • Pak summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violation’

    Islamabad: Pakistan today summoned India’s acting deputy high commissioner over alleged “unprovoked firing” by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) in which an elderly woman was killed.

  • Jammu and Kashmir, J&K, arrested

    RTI activist arrested in ex-corporator murder case

    Mumbai: An RTI activist, who also runs a civil services examination guidance centre, was arrested today in connection with the killing of former Shiv Sena corporator Ashok Sawant, police said.

  • ‌Paakhi Tyrewala ‘Kajal’ wins Best Film award at Jaipur Film Festival

    Mumbai: Paakhi Tyrewala’s directorial debut short film ‘Kajal’ which premiered at various international film festivals and received immense praise and appreciation for its hard-hitting portrayal on the issues increasingly faced by women in our society has won the Best Film from Rajasthan Award at the 10th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) 2018.

  • Rajeev Khandelwal

    I believe in doing my own thing, says Rajeev Khandelwal

    Mumbai: Rajeev Khandelwal made a switch to movies when he was at the peak of his television career and now when the actor is making debut on digital platform he is equally confident about his decision.

  • TV celebs relive warm Lohri, Makar Sankranti memories

    For some it’s a time to sing celebratory songs around a bonfire with family and friends, and for others a reason to fly colourful kites. The Lohri and Makar Sankranti festivities bring alive warm memories for TV celebrities like Tejaswi Prakash, Vatsal Sheth and Priyamvada Kant.