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ANKUR: THE SAPLING OF PARALLEL HINDI CINEMA

“In the early 1970s, a new class of population was emerging in India, which had started to get rid of the legacy of the past and reboot the country”, writes O.P. S...

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ARDH SATYA: TRAPPED IN A LABYRINTH OF DECEPTION

O.P. Srivastava travels back in time to reflect on Govind Nihalani’s Ardh Satya (Half Truth) written by Vijay Tendulkar, a blockbuster in the 1980s. Ardh Satya is a 198...

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AMIT KHANNA’S JOURNEY AS A LYRICIST

  Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri goes past many of Amit Khanna’s talents and brings focus upon the quintessential lyricist who gave Hindi film music a new language and the...

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A BEFITTING SWANSONG

This is a very personal response to a unique film experience gifted by The Song of Scorpions, writes Janaky Sreedharan Irrfan Khan's charismatic presence was definitely the f...

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STAR BENEGA ACTOR? SIMPLE…LAGAO DE-GLAM FACTOR!

Monojit Lahiri examines Bollywood’s fascinating disease about every star’s secret desire to be hailed as an actor. It was one of young, glam and hot actress Kriti...

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MANI KAUL’S ICONOCLASTIC USKI ROTI

This film is a juxtaposition of slow-moving close-ups and wide shots layered with lots of silence and interspersed with a few monotonous dialogues, writes OP Srivastava Imagi...

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LENSED BY SAHIR RAZA, APURVA GOURI SINGS TO GAUHAR RAZA’S LYRICS & ZICO A.KA. SOUTRIK CHAKRABORTI’S TUNE

The theme song for the Mere Ghar Aa Ke To Dekho campaign, in the voice of Apurva Gouri, written by Gauhar Raza and directed by Sahir Raza was released today, reports The Daily...

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THE ADDA OF GANGA VIHAR!

Aparajita Krishna dives deep to the not so long history of Ganga Vihar and what it holds together as a past unimaginable and riveting. GANGA VIHAR on the Marine Drive promena...

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THE ADDA OF GANGA VIHAR!

Aparajita Krishna dives deep to the not so long history of Ganga Vihar and what it holds together as a past unimaginable and riveting. GANGA VIHAR on the Marine Drive promena...

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THE COMMONALITY BETWEEN OTT STARS AND EUROPEAN ACTORS

Monojit Lahiri investigates to find out if what OTT stars are to Bollywood today, is what European actresses were to Hollywood once upon a time. The year 2020 triggered a par...

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KALEIDOSCOPE: A TALE SET IN THE TIMES OF ANARCHY

With Kahini: A Story of Our Times, Om Books International’s recently published Eng...

April 18 2024

BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respect...

April 17 2024

THOUGHT FACTORY: ESCAPING THE HEAT

Why do hill stations reign as the best travel destinations during summer? Vinta Nanda ex...

April 16 2024