Bollywood

A Few Bad Men (and Women): The Journey of the Villain in Hindi Cinema

National Award-winning Balaji Vittal speaks to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri on his new book, Pure Evil: The Bad Men of Bollywood Imagine Star Wars without Darth Vader - or Harry Po...

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Star! Music Director! Singer!... Lyricist.

Why is the songwriter always last in the ‘hit parade’? Monojit Lahiri attempts to tune-in on this little-explored topic. It was while observing a Salman Khan fan ...

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The biography of Sanjeev Kumar

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri talks to Sumant Batra, who has co-written Sanjeev Kumar’s biography, An Actor’s Actor, with Hanif Zaveri and presents an extract from the un...

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Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the former is remembered on his death anniversary and the latter, celebrated by one and all o...

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Manners Matter

Khalid Mohamed writes on the movie star personalities, who are born to perfect manners, a rare phenomenon in these days of public relations teams  monitoring every breath...

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Manners Matter

Khalid Mohamed writes on the movie star personalities, who are born to perfect manners, a rare phenomenon in these days of public relations teams  monitoring every breath...

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That’s Chemistry!

Khalid Mohamed harks back to a conversation with Shabana Azmi on the memorable ‘star jodi’ she made with Naseeruddin Shah, who turned 71 years old, earlier this we...

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Solace in Solitude

Khalid Mohamed expresses his gratitude for the abiding presence of the therapeutic voice of Lata Mangeshkar during the anxiety-ridden times of the pandemic. For as long as ...

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Joy of Acting

Khalid Mohamed talks shop and more with Ali Fazal, who has wowed audiences with a wide range of films like Fukrey and Victoria & Abdul, and series like Mirzapur and Ray. ...

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Man of Miracles

Khalid Mohamed misses the wonder director Manmohan Desai, whose ultimate ode to secularism, Amar Akbar Anthony, is such a perfect antidote to the stress and anxiety of the pan...

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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