Movies

Hit after hit

He wasn’t exactly the critics’ darling but the masses loved him. Film historian, Dhruv Somani salutes the hit-maker Raj Kumar Kohli, who turned 90 this month. One...

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Similar strokes

Call it a coincidence or plain copycatting. Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on the curious clashes between Bollywood filmmakers who have tackled the same subject or story...

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Sex, lies and web chats

Khalid Mohamed reviews the widely-lionised Malayalam film C U Soon, Yaara an exhibition of bare chests-‘n’-bespoke beards and more. Roses are red, violets are blu...

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The Name Game

Which star gets top billing? Film historian Dhruv Somani tracks the ‘pehle main, phir aap’ syndrome of the Bollywood movies. Believe me, there are hazards galore ...

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Don’t Call her Aunty

Khalid Mohamed finds relief in Masaba Masaba and other fare on the streaming channels currently. It’s been a week of mixed pickings. The dear old prime streaming channe...

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Against all odds

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, takes you right into the storm of Bollywood’s films revolving around natural and man-made disasters. Disasters – of enormous tragic ...

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Kill kill, bang bang

Khalid Mohamed reviews  the cop flick Class of ’83 and more fare streaming on the channels currently. Mostly, it’s been mind-barbecued week. Right off, I ope...

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Those Courtesan Days

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on the near-extinct genre of Bollywood films, which took you into the kothas and durbars of tawaifs. The courtesan culture was once a soci...

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Of Epic Tales: Movie mythological of yore

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, takes you back to the time when the mythological genre captivated film audiences Once, mythological films were the staple products of our cinema...

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That Classic Conflict: Bandish Bandits

Khalid Mohamed reviews the web series Bandish Bandits… and more fare currently showing on the streaming channels. So when the sun sets every COVID-19 tinted evening, a...

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Hollywood Heartbeat

Was it puppy love or a magnificent obsession? Khalid Mohamed writes of his dream women o...

September 24 2020

Avoidable: The 'ageism' bias

With all that is being written in the media these days about ageism, I should not (actua...

September 23 2020

Rewinding: Ustad Zakir Hussain

“I had interviewed Ustad Zakir Hussain, years ago in 1992; and he told me what mad...

September 22 2020