Bollywood

The Incredible Story of India’s First Miss India

Khalid Mohamed pays tribute to the first Miss India (1947), Esther Victoria Abraham, who became a popular actor, the nation’s first woman film producer and a lasting emb...

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The Missing Documentary

Khalid Mohamed writes on his documentary on the superstar cinematographer, Ashok Mehta, which is languishing in a hard disk somewhere.  There’s a hard disk sitti...

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Sentimental journey

Khalid Mohamed shares an insightful conversation with the legendary Ashok Kumar aka Dadamoni, the ever-lovable actor who would have been 110 years old this year. He was dev...

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Sentimental journey

Khalid Mohamed shares an insightful conversation with the legendary Ashok Kumar aka Dadamoni, the ever-lovable actor who would have been 110 years old this year. Video 1 He...

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Woh Sadhana thi

The cine-young living in the 60-year-old that I am, refuses to abandon my lingering fascination for actress Sadhana, writes Aparajita Krishna She rests in memory beyond the...

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Rogue Thinker

Khalid Mohamed’s never-before published interview with the dogged rule-breaker, Ram Gopal Varma on how to make a film, from its script and set designs right down to dire...

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Lal Ghaas Par Neela Ghodha: The Irrfan I knew

Irrfan became a regular visitor to FTII campus and therefore a participant in many “daru” and “maal” addas, writes Sharad Raj  The year was 19...

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‘Bad Girl’ with the Heart of Gold

Khalid Mohamed pays tribute to Shashikala, Bollywood’s original Spice Girl, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 88. In an off-shoulder, body-hugging cabaret outfi...

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Pravesh Sippy: Never in Dire Straits

Water of love deep in the ground/But there ain’t no water here to be found/Some day baby when the river runs free/It's gonna carry that water of love to me - the song pl...

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Lights! Action! Politics

While the coronavirus rages on, Khalid Mohamed checks out how Bollywood stars in seats of power politics fared in the overall scenario.  The presence of Bollywood film p...

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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