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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-stealers. If you thought that the best perfor...

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Evolution of Pakistani Comedy TV Shows – Part 1

Shafiq Siddiqui walks you through a few comical and satirical TV shows that aired on PTV from the 1960s to the 1980s. Creativity flourishes in restraints; back in the 1960&rs...

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MURDER IN THE HILLS

MURDER IN THE HILLS Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri’s review of the the singer, composer, lyricist and filmmaker, Anjan Dutt’s latest offering on Hoichoi, Murder In The Hi...

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Paradisos Lost

With the ongoing pandemic, the future of the surviving single-screen cinema halls is under a question mark. Film historian, Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the magical hours spent at...

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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, which is a cult classic today. The reputed produce...

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It happened one night: Mohanagar

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri reviews Mohanagar, the latest offering, from Bangladesh, on the streaming platform Hoichoi Two police officers on either end of the moral compass, the ...

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Dhoop Ki Deewar: Intriguing and Interesting

Shafiq Siddiqui reviews the web series Dhoop Ki Deewar, airing on Zee5. Two episodes of the series are released every Friday. India and Pakistan share a love-hate relationshi...

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Down with Dowry!

Film historian Dhruv Somani looks back at a clutch of Bollywood films, which gutsily dealt with the evils of the dowry system. The pernicious system of dowry persists, espe...

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Rickshawala

After the critical success of Seasons Greetings, Ram Kamal Mukherjee is back with a loving ode to that hoary Kolkata institution - the hand-pulled rickshaw, writes Shantanu Ra...

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Play It Again

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks the highs and lows in the playback singing and acting careers of Shailendra Singh, who had wowed the nation with his voice for Rishi Kapoor...

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Legal Eagle: Jamshed Mistry

Vinta Nanda reproduces a conversation she had with the multi-faceted lawyer Jamshed Mist...

August 5 2021

KASHISH 2021 Jury: Ritesh Batra and Gauri Shinde

A 12 member jury comprising of National Award winning filmmakers, curators & cinemat...

August 5 2021

CLASSIC HEIST: Six Films That Define the Genre

For a generation weaned on the high-tech-and-gizmo-aided heist of Steven Soderbergh&rsqu...

August 4 2021