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Film: What ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ says about psychologically toxic relationships

By Anjali Bhavan
Perhaps the main problem is that the film celebrates this romance – VC is a lovable hero, and Leela our delicate heroine. This is an abusive relationship that mustn’t be romanticized, but we are instead shown dance sequences and VC sliding his finger down her nose, her face, her neck, then further down.

‘Jiski zubaan Urdu ki tarah’: Bollywood’s role in reviving Urdu

By Kouser Fathima
Bollywood films down the years have contributed hugely for keeping Urdu alive. When Urdu speakers themselves were turning their back on the language in the last few decades, credit must be given to Bollywood Urdu patrons for reviving the language and making it cool enough for the millenials to love it.