Movies

Suspense Classic

Film historian Dhruv Somani reveals the behind-the-scenes moments of the cult classic, Teesri Manzil (1966), produced by Nasir Hussain and directed by Vijay Anand. ...

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Diamonds Are Forever

Film historian Dhruv Somani rewinds fondly to Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977), the last huge hit of the pure entertainer, producer-director Nasir Hussain. Rishi Kapoor’s 6...

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When Dreams Fade

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the cautionary tale of Katy Mirza, the Playboy Bunny who sought a career in Bollywood but in vain. She was the talk of show tow...

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The Soap Opera

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, tracks the Bollywood stars who have endorsed the iconic Lux toilet soap over the decades. The Beginning ‘Filmi sitaron ka manpa...

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Curious Case of Libaas

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the 1982 film of Gulzar, Libaas, with an outstanding music score by R.D.Burman, which has remained in the cans to date. Libaas (1988) wa...

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Her Fabulous 15

On the event of her birthday tomorrow (August 15), film historian Dhruv Somani selects the 15 most unforgettable performances of Raakhee Gulzar. Equitable, upright and beauti...

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Double Whammy

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on Bollywood’s fascination for double role movies, down the decades. Double roles are as difficult to perform as they are tempting to...

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A HOLY CONSPIRACY

Monojit Lahiri reviews A Holy Conspiracy, a Saibal Mitra Film. A must-see film for all lovers of quality cinema, he writes. First things first. Saibal Mitra is indeed a truly...

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Life at the Margins: Akash Ongshoto Meghla

Joydeep Mukherjee’s intensely political directorial debut is a haunting look at life in a metropolis. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri reviews the film as it gears up fo...

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Size Matters?

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the phenomenon of filmmakers often selecting lengthy film titles. Of late, lengthy titles appear to back in vogue. Karan Johar announced...

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Two-in-one

Film historian Dhruv Somani tracks the double-pronged career of Feroz Khan, as...

December 4 2022

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