OTT going over the top for big production houses

Bollywood content deteriorating say Bengaluru audience Bengalureans claim OTT has become the podium for low-quality films and shows.  Raghav Chandra, a movie buff, told The Observer: “OTT platforms are a good way to pass one’s time. I watch a whole lot of movies and shows on Netflix. But lately, I have been noticing that the quality of Bollywood […]

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‘What was his crime?’: Fans of Faruqui livid as show is cancelled

Many fans and fellow comedians are upset over the cancellation of Munawar Faruqui’s standup show that was organized for Sunday at the Good Shepherd Auditorium, Bengaluru. Rajvardhan Thakur, 16, a fan, is deeply hurt by the situation. “It is very sad…. Society tries to draw the line about topics which you can joke about. Taboo […]

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Japanese anime become gain popularity in B’luru

Japanese food, language make people curious Entertainment stores have been witnessing increased footfalls with the rising popularity of  ‘anime culture’. Japanese restaurants and language institutes have joined the race. Vani Kartik, owner of the Entertainment Store, informed The Observer: “The number of people coming to our store for anime merchandise has increased….  About 70 percent […]

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Strong parasocial ties leave fans shattered after death of celebs

These demises are a personal loss to admirers Dhruv Yadav, a man in his late twenties, did not eat for three days after his favourite actor passed away. The sudden death of Puneeth Rajkumar caused him to feel empty from within. Yadav, who never met the actor, felt as if a loved one had departed. […]

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Movie theatres follow norms, movie lovers happy

Opening movie theatres with 100 percent occupancy might have created apprehensions but they seem to be doing their best to maintain Covid guidelines and follow the state government’s directives.  Rajesh Kumar (name changed), a manager at INOX, Jayanagar, informed The Observer: “We are happy that the government allowed theatres to run with full capacity. In […]

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