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Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the former is remembered on his death anniversary and the lat...

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Mein hoon PIO!

Farrukh Dhondy observes Indian media in foreign countries and the hype it creates over events there, however, concluding that ...

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Celebrating Bachchan!

It’s his 79th birthday on the 11th October, and S M M Ausaja writes that It’s not easy to ch...

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Taboo Love and the Sensibility of Agnès Varda

Her cinema played with subversive and controversial subjects even as she kept up her engagement with the political environment of her times int...

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Love me if you can: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

“Love me if you can”, says the last will and testament of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, writes Read More

Their Little Secret: Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle is known for controversial and often semi-autobiographical work, writes Sharad Raj.

Hrid Majhare: The Bard’s Official ‘Debut’ in Bengali Cinema

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Ranjan Ghosh’s adaptation of Shakespe...

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The Mystery of the Missing Earri

Juhi Saklani looks back at Hindi films to trace the role of the jhumka, gale ka haar and paayals in storytelling, which convey...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

In Agnès Varda’s 1962 film Cléo from 5 to 7 (French title Cléo de 5 à 7)...

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An anthem and counter-anthems: Pyaasa

This was written during the years, to be precise 2017, when playing the national anthem before movies was mandatory in halls, writes Ju...

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