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Dhruv Somani

Dhruv Somani a Bollywood aficionado and movie buff, is a virtual encyclopedia on Hindi cinema. He is an avid collector of Bollywood memorabilia and has written a 4 volume coffee table book called 'A Touch of Evil' which is an anthology of Hindi horror, suspense & thrillers from the 1940s to the present day. Besides being a weekly columnist, he is currently working on his second book. 

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The Forgotten One

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The Flashback Experiment

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Walk in, walk out

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s ceaseless dilemma of wasteful changes in the cast of actors because o...

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Touch of Class

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Back to the Future

 

Film historian Dhruv Somani, in conversation with Sonu Walia, who had quit the Bollywood scene prematurely but ...

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Salty and Spicy

Film historian Dhruv Somani marvels at Gulzar’s women-centric flavored Namkeen (1982).

Those Haunting Melodies

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Finding Ganga

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Grandma Dearest

Film historian Dhruv Somani pays homage to the uncanny life and career of Leela Mishra, the ever-lovable grandma of Indian cin...

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Scent of a Killer

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