Bollywood

IS IT TIME TO RECONSIDER THE TERM BOLLYWOOD?

Monojit Lahiri does a close–up of this tricky issue and reaches out to the readers now for a solution to the word Bollywood. For some time now, the name, term, insignia...

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THE ‘ARRE O SAMBA’ SAGA

Monojit Lahiri does a flashback to the iconic Arre O Samba Saga and revisits the biggest hit of Indian cinema Sholay! When a four-line narration (of a Senior Army Officer&rsq...

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BOLLYWOOD: IS THE ERA OF ROMANCE OVER?

Today, love appears to be less of sublime emotion, more of a consumer perishable along the FMCG line, says Monojit Lahiri It has been said that the history of cinema is also ...

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THE TIMELESS CHARMER

Monojit Lahiri offers a personalized tribute to the charming actor Shashi Kapoor, whose good looks remain unmatched even today.   The late Shashi Kapoor was truly someth...

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CAN SRK RETURN AS KING KHAN WITH PATHAN?

Monojit Lahiri investigates if in this era of the ‘larger-than-life’, SRK is perceived as a yesterday’s star in tomorrow’s world. SRK’s life in ...

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Two-in-one

Film historian Dhruv Somani tracks the double-pronged career of Feroz Khan, as an actor and director of tremendous swag and style. Newcomers kickstart their careers...

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The Shalimar Adventure

Film historian Dhruv Somani rewinds to the 1978 heist thriller, the international co-production Shalimar, as its charismatic heroine Zeenat Aman brought in her birthday yester...

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

Film historian Dhruv Somani, a loyal fan of Sushmita Sen, retraces her  estimable career, as her birthday approaches on November 19. She is a woman with a beautiful hear...

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Kings of Trick or Treat

An inveterate fan of the Ramsay Brothers, film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on their cult horror movies, as Halloween approaches on October 31. Horror has long been one of ...

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Dream Interrupted

Film historian Dhruv Somani laments the fact that Muzaffar Ali’s Zooni (1989), with Dimple Kapadia in the title role, could never get to the finishing line. Kashmir is ...

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JAFAR PANAHI: STRUCTURE, AUSTERITY & SOCIAL CRITICISM

Sharad Raj discusses the cinema of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, his consummate unders...

February 2 2023

WOMEN INTERRUPTED

Monojit Lahiri investigates what constitutes the attitude towards women in film industri...

January 31 2023

I WENT TO HIS HOUSE AND SAW…

Humra Quraishi revisits an interview with Captain Lakshmi Sahgal, who questioned the min...

January 30 2023