Movies

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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Short-changed in life

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, recollects the tragic story of the charismatic star Priya Rajvansh, who if she were alive would have turned 84 on December 30th Her journey down...

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Where heroines dare

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on leading ladies who have donned male garbs to assert gender neutrality and equality  Javed Akhtar, would often joke, that there wa...

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Hard Day’s Night

Film historian Dhruv Somani, clocks into Bollywood films, which were set in a tension-packed time frame of 24 hours. There have been rare films whose plots have been set in a...

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Amazing Grace

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, pens the untold story of the playback singer Suman Kalyanpur, who retired from the hurly burly of the recording studios, gracefully   A swe...

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Oh, those feuds

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the mega-rivalry between several Bollywood heroines.  Feuds between the actresses of Bollywood would make for spicy reading in m...

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Bond, Bollywood Bonds

Film historian Dhruv Somani, in the wake of the passing away of Sean Connery, chronicles the desi Bonds that were. Sean Connery, who passed away at the age of 90 on October 3...

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Bringing up Babi

Film historian Dhruv Somani, reviews journalist Karishma Upadhyay’s riveting book Parveen Babi: A Life Alliteratively called the Jazzy Jane from Junagadh, she was a gam...

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Horror Unmasked

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, recounts the believe-it-or-not real-life story of Ajay Agarwal, who became the face of Bollywood’s horror cinema. It’s Halloween tim...

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Bengali Film Review: Dictionary

Well-known playwright, theatre activist/director, and film-maker/actor Bratya Basu&rsquo...

March 3 2021

Teachers: Stop systematic destruction of JNU

A press conference was held on 1st March 2021, to reiterate as to why the destruction is...

March 2 2021

Gup-shup with GoPu

Noted academic, playwright, writer Govind P Deshpande (2nd August 1938 – 16th Octo...

March 2 2021