Movies

Double Whammy

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on Bollywood’s fascination for double role movies, down the decades. Double roles are as difficult to perform as they are tempting to...

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A HOLY CONSPIRACY

Monojit Lahiri reviews A Holy Conspiracy, a Saibal Mitra Film. A must-see film for all lovers of quality cinema, he writes. First things first. Saibal Mitra is indeed a truly...

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Life at the Margins: Akash Ongshoto Meghla

Joydeep Mukherjee’s intensely political directorial debut is a haunting look at life in a metropolis. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri reviews the film as it gears up fo...

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Size Matters?

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the phenomenon of filmmakers often selecting lengthy film titles. Of late, lengthy titles appear to back in vogue. Karan Johar announced...

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A DELIGHTFUL TAKE ON ART & CREATIVITY

In an age of brainless big-budget banalities, Rajat Kapoor’s new film is a deliciously unpredictable and thought-provoking exploration of the creative process, writes Sh...

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That Daisy Fiasco

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to the furore, which erupted over Sharmila Tagore’s Malayalam film (1979). Dubbed in Hindi as Daisy, it was suspected to have inco...

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When Disaster Strikes

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-visits Yash Chopra’s Kaala Patthar (1979), based on the true-life Chasnala coal-mining tragedy. Movies about doomsday predictions have al...

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The Two Who Went Away

Film historian Dhruv Somani laments the fact that the alluring Prema Narayan and Jasmine quit Bollywood way too prematurely. She was a former Miss India, and a succ...

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The Forgotten One

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the curious case of Marc Zuber, who had featured in Bollywood and international films. Right from his unusual name, to his non-desi back...

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The Flashback Experiment

Film historian Dhruv Somani revisits Cinema Cinema, the 1979 underappreciated documentary by Krishna Shah and Shahab Ahmed, on the genesis of our popular cinema. Cinema Cinem...

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Double Whammy

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on Bollywood’s fascination for double role movi...

August 9 2022

PAST IS MY MASTER AND EVENING MY DAWN: VINAY SHUKLA

His film-work has been artistically selective and also across-genres, fairly mainstream,...

August 6 2022

SUNNY SIDE UP

Khalid Mohamed pulls out a rare interview with Sunny Deol to afford a glimpse into the m...

August 5 2022