Movies

Madhumati: A classic revisited

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to Bimal Roy’s classic ghost story, which continues to be mint-fresh today.  Bimal Roy’s Madhumati (1958), is an endur...

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Those hidden thrillers!!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, checks out the engrossing thrillers of the 1970s, which went under the cracks since they flopped. Thrillers as a genre have always been a persona...

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Our Invisible Men

Film historian Dhruv Somani travels back in time to chronicle 10 B-town films on the classic vanishing trick, first conceptualized by writer H.G. Wells   Down the decade...

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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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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