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Diamonds Are Forever

Film historian Dhruv Somani rewinds fondly to Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977), the last huge hit of the pure entertainer, producer-director Nasir Hussain. Rishi Kapoor’s 6...

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When Dreams Fade

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the cautionary tale of Katy Mirza, the Playboy Bunny who sought a career in Bollywood but in vain. She was the talk of show tow...

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The Soap Opera

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, tracks the Bollywood stars who have endorsed the iconic Lux toilet soap over the decades. The Beginning ‘Filmi sitaron ka manpa...

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Curious Case of Libaas

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the 1982 film of Gulzar, Libaas, with an outstanding music score by R.D.Burman, which has remained in the cans to date. Libaas (1988) wa...

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Her Fabulous 15

On the event of her birthday tomorrow (August 15), film historian Dhruv Somani selects the 15 most unforgettable performances of Raakhee Gulzar. Equitable, upright and beauti...

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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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BOLLYWOOD’S TIMELESS MAJNU: YASH CHOPRA

On his 90th Birthday, last week, Monojit Lahiri pays tribute to the flamboyant and trail...

October 4 2022

DOES PEACE STAND A CHANCE IN THE WORLD TODAY?

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, which is also celebrated now as the Intern...

October 2 2022

Hope and Glory

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the long and fulfilling journey of Asha Parekh, als...

October 2 2022