Bollywood

Lost treasure of the legendary R.D. Burman

Khalid Mohamed calls for the retrieval of the missing songs of R.D.Burman, which Asha Bhosle confirms must be “languishing on spools somewhere.” At least fifty so...

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Farewell Basu Da

Amit Khanna talks about Basu Chatterjee on the day Indian Cinema has lost him. He recalls how Basu Da was known for having mirrored Indian middle classes like none other. Bas...

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HOT SHOT - Bani J

Khalid Mohamed quizzes Bani J, the young woman on the go who’s made a wow impact as a bisexual woman in love in Season 2 of the  web series Four More Shots Please! ...

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Minority Report

Khalid Mohamed writes on the ceaseless ghettoization of Muslim characters in B-town’s mainstream movies, and now web series. The zoom, cut or pan to the Eid moon in the...

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Reignmen: Salman, Aamir & Shah Rukh Khan

Khalid Mohamed on why Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan have continued to reign in Bollywood through three decades.   Currently the rules are being re-scripted. From the ...

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Goodbye Irrfan Khan

I still remember the first time I met Irrfan Khan. It was at Navnit Nishaan’s house at a dinner she had hosted when we were making the serial Tara. Must have been the ye...

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The quiet fade-out

How many care for a yesteryear star after her last breath? Here’s addressing the question, over a month after the passing away of yesteryear’s heart-throb, Nimmi. ...

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Farewell Mrs Gulshan Ewing

Left: Gulshan Ewing with Danny Kaye and Right: with Cary Grant  Khalid Mohamed pays tribute to Mrs Gulshan Ewing, the pioneering editor of Eve’s Weekly and Star &a...

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WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE

“One can keep wondering about the why’s and the wherefores, but eventually it all boils down to the simple fact that we are not as invincible as we thought we were...

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The Big Bollywood Dream

The story of Sapan Krishna, who has featured in ads and films, and waits to attain stardom without the mandatory round of sexual favours and dare-and-bare acts. Khalid Mohame...

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Avijatrik: The Wanderlust of Apu

It is to the credit of Subhrajit Mitra and his creative and technical team that Avijatri...

April 12 2021

The Woman in White

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-assesses Raj Khosla’s iconic suspense-filled Woh Ka...

April 11 2021

Explaining the lockdown to children

Family members talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about the innovative ways they used to ex...

April 10 2021