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Manisha Koirala in Heeramandi

Is Heeramandi a true story? Yes and no

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Netflix series, Heeramandi, is presented as a story based on real-life events involving Lahore’s tawaifs in 1940s India. But how much of that is true?

Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshii Toranaga in Shōgun

Shōgun review: shades of Thrones

Set in feudal 17th century Japan—as the book and the original series—the new Shōgun captures the era’s mood but it has trouble scratching greatness.

Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Elle Fanning in The Great, and Jeremy Strong in Succession

The 10 best TV series of 2023

From Beef to Succession, Film Critics Guild member and Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic Akhil Arora lists his favourite TV shows from 2023.