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Claude Chabrol and The Poetics of Murder

My first exposure to the ‘French New Wave’, La Nouvelle Vague, was through Claude Chabrol’s Violette Nozière (1978). M...

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Unusual suspects

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, re-assesses the nail-biting murder mystery Khamosh made by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, way back in 1980s...

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Oh, the suspense!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, fondly remembers the whodunit, Gumnaam, produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by Raja Nawathe, whic...

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Joy of Acting

Khalid Mohamed talks shop and more with Ali Fazal, who has wowed audiences with a wide range of films like Fukrey and Victoria...

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A Quart of Ray

Ever since Satyajit Ray passed away, his works have made it to the screen in sterile, ineffectual adaptations. Netflix’s Ray corrects tha...

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Hitchcock’s Shadow

Khalid Mohamed writes on the influence of the Master of Suspense on Bollywood movies, which was infinitely preferable to blood...

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The first woman detective franchise in Bengal

Running on the streaming platform Hoichoi, the first woman detective franchise in Bengali, Damayanti could have done with much less talk and mo...

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The peerless entertainer

Film historian Dhruv Somani, pays tribute to Nasir Hussain, wizard of the undervalued romantic musicals of Bollywood.

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Our Invisible Men

Film historian Dhruv Somani travels back in time to chronicle 10 B-town films on the classic vanishing trick, first conceptual...

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The outlier of French new wave: Claude Chabrol

In a career that spanned over five decades, Claude Chabrol (24 June 1930 - 12 Sep 2010) was one of the most prolific and widely respected of Fr...

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