Bollywood

The Shalimar Adventure

Film historian Dhruv Somani rewinds to the 1978 heist thriller, the international co-production Shalimar, as its charismatic heroine Zeenat Aman brought in her birthday yester...

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

Film historian Dhruv Somani, a loyal fan of Sushmita Sen, retraces her  estimable career, as her birthday approaches on November 19. She is a woman with a beautiful hear...

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Kings of Trick or Treat

An inveterate fan of the Ramsay Brothers, film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on their cult horror movies, as Halloween approaches on October 31. Horror has long been one of ...

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Dream Interrupted

Film historian Dhruv Somani laments the fact that Muzaffar Ali’s Zooni (1989), with Dimple Kapadia in the title role, could never get to the finishing line. Kashmir is ...

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DOES DAZZLING BEAUTY HIJACK TALENT?

Monojit Lahiri investigates the conundrum surrounding beauty and brains, in real and in real life, that has been going on for ages. Flashback time. A little over three d...

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That Year of The Other Woman

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to the year 1980, when the subject of ‘the other woman’ was no longer considered taboo in Bollywood. It was the year 1980, ...

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Figuring out Chaddha

An essential quality of cinema is to portray moments that are transitory in human life, writes Satyabrata Ghosh in his take on the film Lal Singh Chaddha, making waves after i...

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Courtesan Queen

As Rekha brings in her 68th birthday, film historian Dhruv Somani recollects her famous roles as the courtesan who danced her way into the audience’s heart forever. It ...

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BOLLYWOOD’S TIMELESS MAJNU: YASH CHOPRA

On his 90th Birthday, last week, Monojit Lahiri pays tribute to the flamboyant and trail-blazing filmmaker for whom love, romance and ishq made the world go round and who decl...

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The Untold Tragedy

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the story of Inder Thakur, a top model and upcoming actor who perished with his wife and child in the mid-air Air-India bomb explosion in ...

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URMI JUVEKAR: The Storyteller

Aparajita Krishna deep dives to writer Urmi Juvekar’s life and journey as a creati...

November 26 2022

Art of Lines & Commas

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Ashok Namdeo Hinge, calligrapher, graphic designer a...

November 25 2022

Bengali Cinema: A Middle Way to Tread

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the cinema of West Bengal to conclude how the median between a...

November 22 2022