DEEPTI PATWARDHAN

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In Grand Slam Goodbye, Sania Goes Boldly

In Grand Slam Goodbye, Sania Goes Boldly

Rediff.com7 days ago

In the 18 years that she has been on tour, Sania Mirza was the standard-bearer for tennis in the country. Never before had an Indian player dominated from the back court with such conviction. Deepti Patwardhan Salutes the Incomparable Sania Mirza.

Would Messi Have Won World Cup Without Di Maria?

Would Messi Have Won World Cup Without Di Maria?

Rediff.com26 Dec 2022

Eight years is a long time in the life of an athlete. But just like Messi, Di Maria has preserved and persisted towards his childhood dream, points out Deepti Patwardhan.

Richarlison's Importance In A Morally-Conflicted World Cup

Richarlison's Importance In A Morally-Conflicted World Cup

Rediff.com9 Dec 2022

Richarlison is a rarity among the overindulged footballing elite. In a World Cup which has been overshadowed by social issues, Brazil's latest football sensation is championing more than just one cause, observes Deepti Patwardhan.

Winds Of Change Sweep Men's Tennis

Winds Of Change Sweep Men's Tennis

Rediff.com12 Nov 2022

Federer, Nadal and Djokovic had made it near impossible for their peers to live, and thrive, amongst them. But the coming generation, which hasn't been as scarred by defeat at the hands of the Big 3, may make tennis unpredictable again.

Federer Evoked Wonder And Emotion Like No Other

Federer Evoked Wonder And Emotion Like No Other

Rediff.com26 Sep 2022

Federer may have set the benchmark on how to do tennis retirements. He didn't go out in a blaze of lonely glory but in the warmth of friendships formed over the years, observes Deepti Patwardhan.

Shabaash Mithu Review

Shabaash Mithu Review

Rediff.com15 Jul 2022

Two things keep Shabaash Mithu relevant: Taapsee Pannu and the sheer grit of the Mithali Raj story, observes Deepti Patwardhan.

Shabaash Mithu Trailer: Well-Timed Hit

Shabaash Mithu Trailer: Well-Timed Hit

Rediff.com21 Jun 2022

Taapsee Pannu portrays the vulnerability of a young Mithali Raj stumbling into a hostile India camp to the confident captain to went on to inspire generations of players, observes Deepti Patwardhan.

Kaun Pravin Tambe Review

Kaun Pravin Tambe Review

Rediff.com1 Apr 2022

Shreyas Talpade plays the titular role with aplomb, applauds Deepti Patwardhan.

King Richard Review

King Richard Review

Rediff.com26 Mar 2022

Will Smith, who had once portrayed the irreverent Muhammad Ali with such aplomb, brings the character of Richard Williams alive. The accent, the dialect, the body-language and the ever-present chip on the shoulder, observes Deepti Patwardhan.

Big Bang Moment: '83 promises FIREWORKS

Big Bang Moment: '83 promises FIREWORKS

Rediff.com1 Dec 2021

Like India's '83 World Cup campaign itself, the movie looks like a rollicking ride, notes Deepti Patwardhan.

Rashmi Rocket Review

Rashmi Rocket Review

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

Rashmi Rocket suffers from overcrowding. Through its runtime of nearly two hours, it hints at too many issues without sinking its teeth into any, observes Deepti Patwardhan.

Break Point review

Break Point review

Rediff.com1 Oct 2021

Break Point is an emotional ride into Indian tennis' ultimate fairytale gone wrong, observes Deepti Patwardhan.