Movies

Spine Chiller Revisited

Film historian Dhruv Somani revisits Jaani Dushman the 1979 multi-starrer blockbuster of Raj Kumar Kohli, which is a major draw even today in the rural sector, the streaming c...

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Abar Bochhor Koori Pore: For old time’s sake

A new Bengali film explores the relationship between five school friends who come together after twenty years. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri writes about the nostalgia of meeting old...

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It was raining hits

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes a comprehensive account of the disco monarch, the late Bappi Lahiri. The oomph is his music was unmistakable. Aparesh Lahiri fondly addres...

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Appealing to the young at heart: Kakababur Protyabortan

Srijit Mukherji’s new film appeals to the young at heart, with Soumik Haldar’s cinematography helping it tide over the narrative lulls, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudha...

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When Comedy was King

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, salutes the comic actors of yore, who would make us roll with laughter in the aisles. Comedies have been largely catered to family audiences who...

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A Laudable Effort Undone by Static Telling

8/12 Binay Badal Dinesh Review by Shantanu Ray Chaudhury. It remains one of the most daring acts of rebellion against the might of the British Empire. On 8 December 1930, thr...

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War Zone

Here’s a selection by film historian, Dhruv Somani, of our war movies, which have left a lasting impression on him. The theme of war conflicts has found an ongoing favo...

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Those Disco Deewane days

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, replays the story of the late Nazia Hassan, who sparked the disco craze with the song Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye for Feroz Khan’s...

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The Singing, Forgetful Detective

Hoichoi’s first offering of the New Year is a Ritwick Chakraborty show all the way, writes Shantanu Ray Choudhuri Move over Feluda and Byomkesh. There’s a new &ls...

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The Unpretentious Star

She was the underdog of her time. Yes, Reena Roy was one of the top actresses who let her work talk rather than her other activities, writes Dhruv Somani. She was born as Sa...

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PAST IS MY MASTER AND EVENING MY DAWN: VINAY SHUKLA

His film-work has been artistically selective and also across-genres, fairly mainstream,...

August 6 2022

SUNNY SIDE UP

Khalid Mohamed pulls out a rare interview with Sunny Deol to afford a glimpse into the m...

August 5 2022

A HOLY CONSPIRACY

Monojit Lahiri reviews A Holy Conspiracy, a Saibal Mitra Film. A must-see film for all l...

August 4 2022