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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top stars quit and then reboot their careers. Once an actor always an actor - oftentimes,...

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Look back in affection

Film historian Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the year 1980, which witnessed a spate of hits and sparked its abiding romance with the Bollywood movies. It was a landmark year dot...

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Frankly Speaking

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down Ranjeeta, who had wowed the audiences with major hits like Laila Majnu, Ankhiyon ke Jharokon Se, Tarana and Satte Pe Satta, for a free...

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SAHOBASHE

Debutant filmmaker Anjan Kanjilal and stars Anubhav Kanjilal and Ishaa Saha speak to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri about their forthcoming film. Now, here’s a love story wit...

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When care becomes a nightmare…

A sinister drama brings alive the terror of care and its corporate nightmarish possibilities, writes Janaky Sreedharan  That tagline of concern  ‘take care&...

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Those Guilty Pleasures

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on those traditional mandatory things we sorely miss in the movies today. For the most part, New Age Bollywood has realized the importan...

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The narrative doesn’t hit home: Tangra Blues

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Supriyo Sen’s debut feature never quite hits the narrative highs, existing in the zone between good visual documentation and tepid storyt...

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The Sound of Dubbing

Film historian Dhruv Somani discusses how and why top Bollywood actors down the years, have been ghost-voiced by dubbing artistes. Once an unknown factor, dubbing gradually...

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How to go bonkers

Khalid Mohamed reviews Bollywood’s alleged ghost story Roohi, the Tamil super surprise packet Mandela… and the comme ci comme ca Malayalam psycho-thriller Irul. ...

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The Woman in White

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-assesses Raj Khosla’s iconic suspense-filled Woh Kaun Thi, produced by NN Sippy under his banner N N Sippy Productions - cherished to this...

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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top s...

May 16 2021

Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings ...

May 15 2021

Rogue Thinker

Khalid Mohamed’s never-before published interview with the dogged rule-breaker, Ra...

May 14 2021