Bollywood

Queen Bee

Rani Mukerji in a light-hearted banter with Khalid Mohamed. Back in the last century, in 1996, in her teens, she made her debut in a sidebar role in her father Ram Mukerji&rs...

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MERE PAAS MAA - SORRY, MOM HAI!!

Has ‘Hey Mom’ replaced ‘Mataji’ in B-town? On Mother’s Day, Monojit Lahiri discusses the changing face of ‘Maa’ in tinsel t...

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Grandma Dearest

Film historian Dhruv Somani pays homage to the uncanny life and career of Leela Mishra, the ever-lovable grandma of Indian cinema. She was just seventeen. And her life brimme...

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SMOOCH: Bollywoods Shaky Affair With The Kiss?

Monojit Lahiri investigates ‘the kiss’ in Bollywood cinema and the reasons why it has barely transcended the coochie-cooing birds and swaying flowers to awkward sn...

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AMITABH BACHCHAN AND THE ANGRY YOUNG MAN

One of the biggest box-office failures of the superstar’s career, Alaap boasts one of his subtlest performances and, arguably, the best musical score in an Amitabh Bachc...

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The Rekha Mystique

Khalid Mohamed escorts us back to an up-close-and-personal interview with the eternally enigmatic Rekha Anytime is Rekha time. Characteristically, she has kept a lower-than-l...

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The Natural

Khalid Mohamed harks back to an interview with Jaya Bachchan on the art and craft of acting during her heyday under the helmsmanship of pre-eminent directors. She’s an ...

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Director’s Cut

Film historian Dhruv Somani, pens a tribute to the late producer-director Ravi Tandon, who had kept a low profile throughout his estimable career. Stalwart producer-director ...

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A SUITABLE MAN

Khalid Mohamed’s freewheeling chatfest with Saif Ali Khan, on his change-over from being ‘flighty’ to becoming a mature actor and a devoted family man. Once...

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The uphill struggle to adulthood

A critical analysis of Rima Das’s Bulbul Can Sing (2018) by Dipankar Sarkar. With her third outing, Rima Das has honed a lyrical, realistic cinematic idiom that conside...

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Should Hindi be the national language?

Various professionals from different states talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira ab...

May 25 2022

APARAJITO: A PARODY MASQUERADING AS A ‘TRIBUTE’

Pandering to the Bengalis’ juvenile fondness for wallowing in nostalgia, Anik Dutt...

May 24 2022

DIARIES: WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL

There’s so much going on at Whistling Woods International that it’s hard to ...

May 23 2022