Movies

The Afterlife of Kudrat

Film historian Dhruv Somani, re-evaluates Chetan Anand’s take on reincarnation forty years later. This one’s a keeper. An alluring film, directed by Chetan Anan...

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Against All Odds

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks the once super-successful career of the underappreciated playback-singing career of Hemlata, who inexplicably quit the Bollywood music scen...

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Reel Nurses

Film historian Dhruv Somani, recalls the Florence Nightingales of Bollywood cinema. The nursing staff has been working relentlessly throughout the pandemic. They are the wo...

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Of Dev Anand’s James Bond-like adventure

Film historian Dhruv Somani, zeroes in on The Evil Within, the little-seen crime thriller, which had marked the evergreen star’s second bid at international stardom afte...

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Bees Saal Baad Revisited

Film historian Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the classic chiller, which continues to enthrall viewers of all generations, ever since it was premiered in 1962. We often wonder wh...

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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top stars quit and then reboot their careers. Once an actor always an actor - oftentimes,...

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Look back in affection

Film historian Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the year 1980, which witnessed a spate of hits and sparked its abiding romance with the Bollywood movies. It was a landmark year dot...

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Frankly Speaking

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down Ranjeeta, who had wowed the audiences with major hits like Laila Majnu, Ankhiyon ke Jharokon Se, Tarana and Satte Pe Satta, for a free...

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SAHOBASHE

Debutant filmmaker Anjan Kanjilal and stars Anubhav Kanjilal and Ishaa Saha speak to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri about their forthcoming film. Now, here’s a love story wit...

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When care becomes a nightmare…

A sinister drama brings alive the terror of care and its corporate nightmarish possibilities, writes Janaky Sreedharan  That tagline of concern  ‘take care&...

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Drishadvati: The daughter of Yayati

Read Janaky Sreedharan’s incisive view on Madhavi S Mahadevan’s Bride of the...

June 23 2021

Paap: Antim Pawrbo and Mouchak

While Paap passes muster, Mouchak scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Shantanu Ray Chaudhu...

June 22 2021

Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence&rsq...

June 21 2021