Movies

Sightless in Bollywood

Film historian Dhruv Somani, recollects the B-town movies dealing with the theme of the sight-impaired. Cinema has always been considered as a powerful medium to reflect our ...

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Tara ra pomp pomp

Khalid Mohamed attends The Big Day weddings, listens in to Martin Scorsese’s docu-interview with Fran Lebovitz and… more. THE BIG DAY (NETFLIX)   Oh oh, ...

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Womanpower in khaki

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down the heroines who have portrayed top cops, a domain usually reserved for heroes. Bollywood has largely been about stereotypes, what wi...

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Voices we miss

Film historian Dhruv Somani, chronicles the popular film playback singers, who are rarely heard today. There are quite a few film playback voices we miss hearing nowadays. La...

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Such a wonderful journey!!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, a self-confessed admirer of Dimple Kapadia, looks back at her films with affection.  I just finished watching the political drama Tandav, st...

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Madhumati: A classic revisited

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to Bimal Roy’s classic ghost story, which continues to be mint-fresh today.  Bimal Roy’s Madhumati (1958), is an endur...

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Those hidden thrillers!!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, checks out the engrossing thrillers of the 1970s, which went under the cracks since they flopped. Thrillers as a genre have always been a persona...

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Our Invisible Men

Film historian Dhruv Somani travels back in time to chronicle 10 B-town films on the classic vanishing trick, first conceptualized by writer H.G. Wells   Down the decade...

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Blast from the past…

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, in a chat fest with yesteryear’s feisty Asha Sachdev - she carved her acting career on her own terms. Here’s beginning the year with...

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Alibabas galore…

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to the plethora of Bollywood movies, which were once fascinated by the adventures of Alibaba and the 40 Thieves. Since time immemorial,...

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The apotheoses of the new wave: Jules et Jim

Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are the cornerstones of one ...

February 25 2021

Photo Essay: Your Magic Glasses

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic is an eye-opener for thousands of people across the...

February 24 2021

Lights! Action! Politics

While the coronavirus rages on, Khalid Mohamed checks out how Bollywood stars in seats o...

February 23 2021