Movies

Don’t Call her Aunty

Khalid Mohamed finds relief in Masaba Masaba and other fare on the streaming channels currently. It’s been a week of mixed pickings. The dear old prime streaming channe...

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Against all odds

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, takes you right into the storm of Bollywood’s films revolving around natural and man-made disasters. Disasters – of enormous tragic ...

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Kill kill, bang bang

Khalid Mohamed reviews  the cop flick Class of ’83 and more fare streaming on the channels currently. Mostly, it’s been mind-barbecued week. Right off, I ope...

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Those Courtesan Days

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on the near-extinct genre of Bollywood films, which took you into the kothas and durbars of tawaifs. The courtesan culture was once a soci...

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Of Epic Tales: Movie mythological of yore

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, takes you back to the time when the mythological genre captivated film audiences Once, mythological films were the staple products of our cinema...

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That Classic Conflict: Bandish Bandits

Khalid Mohamed reviews the web series Bandish Bandits… and more fare currently showing on the streaming channels. So when the sun sets every COVID-19 tinted evening, a...

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Coming of Age: Child stars that could make it big

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, looks back at Bollywood’s babies and moppets who could make that tough transition to leading roles. Children in Hindi cinema have been sug...

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Master of Suspense: Ravindra Dave

Film archivist Subhash Chheda, revives the memory of the unsung filmmaker Ravindra Dave, of Hindi and Gujarati cinema, whose forte was nail-biting crime thrillers. Ravindra D...

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Little Wonders: The Vanishing Child Stars

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s little wonders whose fame faded on turning adults. Bollywood entertainment has predominantly catered to adult audien...

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Order! Order!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, zooms in on Bollywood’s ongoing forays into courtroom dramas.  This genre of courtroom dramas - with the judge infallibly asking for &...

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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