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Sightless in Bollywood

Film historian Dhruv Somani, recollects the B-town movies dealing with the theme of the sight-impaired. Cinema has always been considered as a powerful medium to reflect our ...

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Tara ra pomp pomp

Khalid Mohamed attends The Big Day weddings, listens in to Martin Scorsese’s docu-interview with Fran Lebovitz and… more. THE BIG DAY (NETFLIX)   Oh oh, ...

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Womanpower in khaki

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down the heroines who have portrayed top cops, a domain usually reserved for heroes. Bollywood has largely been about stereotypes, what wi...

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How the war was won

Khalid Mohamed reviews the inexplicably neglected 377 Ab Normal, is zapped by the mega-abrupt Lahore Confidential, and discovers the controversial Bangladeshi film, Doob, with...

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Voices we miss

Film historian Dhruv Somani, chronicles the popular film playback singers, who are rarely heard today. There are quite a few film playback voices we miss hearing nowadays. La...

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Mush do about something

Khalid Mohamed reviews the pleasant-enough road movie Kilometers and Kilometers from Kerala, the brain-bashing ode to violence Master from Tamil Nadu, and the silly-billy spoo...

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Such a wonderful journey!!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, a self-confessed admirer of Dimple Kapadia, looks back at her films with affection.  I just finished watching the political drama Tandav, st...

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Now, over to a Slumtiger Millionaire

Khalid Mohamed reviews the so-so The White Tiger, is impressed by Zid Ki Jeet and thumbs up the golden oldie Indiscreet. THE WHITE TIGER (NETFLIX)  He’s in a ru...

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Madhumati: A classic revisited

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to Bimal Roy’s classic ghost story, which continues to be mint-fresh today.  Bimal Roy’s Madhumati (1958), is an endur...

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Uff, that dance of chaos

Khalid Mohamed reviews the political askew Tandav, the heart-tugging Tribhanga and the pertinent critique Pareeksha. TANDAV (AMAZON PRIME)   Tandav is a divine d...

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The apotheoses of the new wave: Jules et Jim

Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are the cornerstones of one ...

February 25 2021

Photo Essay: Your Magic Glasses

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic is an eye-opener for thousands of people across the...

February 24 2021

Lights! Action! Politics

While the coronavirus rages on, Khalid Mohamed checks out how Bollywood stars in seats o...

February 23 2021