Movies

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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Those Guilty Pleasures

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on those traditional mandatory things we sorely miss in the movies today. For the most part, New Age Bollywood has realized the importan...

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The narrative doesn’t hit home: Tangra Blues

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Supriyo Sen’s debut feature never quite hits the narrative highs, existing in the zone between good visual documentation and tepid storyt...

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The Sound of Dubbing

Film historian Dhruv Somani discusses how and why top Bollywood actors down the years, have been ghost-voiced by dubbing artistes. Once an unknown factor, dubbing gradually...

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The Woman in White

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-assesses Raj Khosla’s iconic suspense-filled Woh Kaun Thi, produced by NN Sippy under his banner N N Sippy Productions - cherished to this...

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That Poisonous Bite

Khalid Mohamed reviews the BBC-commissioned series The Serpent on Charles Sobhraj, approves heartily of the Malayalam film The Great Indian Kitchen and is brain-bashed by Chri...

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The first woman detective franchise in Bengal

Running on the streaming platform Hoichoi, the first woman detective franchise in Bengali, Damayanti could have done with much less talk and more imagination in its telling, w...

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The Unforgettable One

On her 72nd birth anniversary, film historian Dhruv Somani, looks back with affection at the most impactful films of Parveen Babi. One of the most beautiful faces from the ...

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Flight To Freedom

In his first letter to readers, Philosophy Coach, Consultant at Universal Enlightenment ...

January 24 2022

Those Disco Deewane days

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, replays the story of the late Nazia Hassan, who sparked th...

January 23 2022

Great men leave everlasting memories

As Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary nears, Humra Quraishi recalls conversations ...

January 22 2022