Movies

Unusual suspects

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, re-assesses the nail-biting murder mystery Khamosh made by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, way back in 1980s. Don’t go by the famous “Khamosh!...

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Bringing up Baby

On the heels of the success of Mimi, film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on the subject of surrogacy depicted in the Bollywood movies. The recent Netflix showcased film Mi...

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Director’s Cut

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, is in conversation with Saawan Kumar Tak, on how he has romanced the box office. He has donned many hats - a lyricist, producer and a director...

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Animal Kingdom

A throwback by film historian Dhruv Somani, to the Bollywood movies in which wonder animals would prove to be proverbial scene-stealers. If you thought that the best perfor...

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Paradisos Lost

With the ongoing pandemic, the future of the surviving single-screen cinema halls is under a question mark. Film historian, Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the magical hours spent at...

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Oh, the suspense!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, fondly remembers the whodunit, Gumnaam, produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by Raja Nawathe, which is a cult classic today. The reputed produce...

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Down with Dowry!

Film historian Dhruv Somani looks back at a clutch of Bollywood films, which gutsily dealt with the evils of the dowry system. The pernicious system of dowry persists, espe...

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Play It Again

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks the highs and lows in the playback singing and acting careers of Shailendra Singh, who had wowed the nation with his voice for Rishi Kapoor...

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A Quart of Ray

Ever since Satyajit Ray passed away, his works have made it to the screen in sterile, ineffectual adaptations. Netflix’s Ray corrects that anomaly, writes Shantanu Ray C...

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Rambha Ho: Never Say Never

“Who says I have quit forever”, asks the screen sensation of unforgettable dance numbers, Kalpana Iyer, in a chat-fest with film historian Dhruv Somani. From th...

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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