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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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Of Dev Anand’s James Bond-like adventure

Film historian Dhruv Somani, zeroes in on The Evil Within, the little-seen crime thriller, which had marked the evergreen star...

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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.

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Amazing Grace

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, pens the untold story of the playback singer Suman Kalyanpur, who retired from the hurly burly o...

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Hit after hit

He wasn’t exactly the critics’ darling but the masses loved him. Film historian, Dhruv Somani salutes the hit-make...

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The Name Game

Which star gets top billing? Film historian Dhruv Somani tracks the ‘pehle main, phir aap’ syndrome of the Bollywo...

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Coming of Age: Child stars that could make it big

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, looks back at Bollywood’s babies and moppets who could make that tough transition to leadi...

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Master of Suspense: Ravindra Dave

Film archivist Subhash Chheda, revives the memory of the unsung filmmaker Ravindra Dave, of Hindi and Gujarati cinema, whose f...

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Little Wonders: The Vanishing Child Stars

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s little wonders whose fame faded on turning adults.

Lost Melodies: Bollywood’s vast film music heritage

Anil Dixit, walks down melody lane, to select five vastly underrated music scores

My go-to metaphor for Hindi film music is that it’s a rich ...

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