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What Bollywood can learn from Hollywood

Monojit Lahiri does a hard close-up at the changing attitudes of Hollywood stars toward Indie films and proposes that Bollywoo...

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A look back at Mira Nair’s tale of Home: Mississippi Masala

Aditi Singh revisits the film Mississippi Masala, thirty years after its release, and recalls the metaphors of ‘home&rsq...

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In the land of the capitalists

‘Battleship Potemkin’ was premiered at the historic Bolshoi Theatre auditorium in Moscow on December 21, 1925, writes Monis...

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Game Changer, Marketer, Entertainer, Interpreter: The Film Critic

Monojit Lahiri investigates through the incisive commentary of critics as well as filmmakers, what film reviews and film criti...

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The Indian Screen: Myth and Reality

Farrukh Dhondy traces the evolution of Indian storytelling from early days, when stories travelled by word-of-mouth, to now, a...

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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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Being Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 to May 14 1987)

How Rita Hayworth has motivated him to write noir and how he cannot completely discard Oedipal undertones in hi...

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Hamari Amita: Critic who called the shots

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super-feisty Amita Malik who was described by Time magazine as “the most prominent film and...

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Director’s Cut

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, is in conversation with Saawan Kumar Tak, on how he has romanced the box office.

Animal Kingdom

A throwback by film historian Dhruv Somani, to the Bollywood movies in which wonder animals would prove to be proverbial scene...

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