Bollywood

Walk in, walk out

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s ceaseless dilemma of wasteful changes in the cast of actors because of reasons ranging from so-called date issues, cre...

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Of the People

Khalid Mohamed writes on why he could never attempt a biography or documentary on his mentor and first employer, Basu Chatterji, whose second death anniversary was last week. ...

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Touch of Class

As Dimple Kapadia’s birthday approaches on June 8, film historian Dhruv Somani tracks how she has made strong fashion statements over the decades. Her beautiful eyes an...

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MY RK STORY

Once, Raj Kapoor rescued a mugged journalist from being stranded in New York. Khalid Mohamed recounts that personal story. It will be his 32nd death anniversary on Thursday, ...

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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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WE THE PEOPLE!

Humra Quraishi questions the whereabouts of missing children on Human Rights Day, a...

December 3 2022

Government in Hibernation - Lay-offs Rampant

Instead of preparing the youth for difficult times ahead, the government of India is lea...

December 2 2022

WHO’S AFRAID OF FILM CRITICS?

Monojit Lahiri does a checkout on the significance of film reviews and how they pan out ...

December 1 2022