Movies

Womanpower in khaki

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down the heroines who have portrayed top cops, a domain usually reserved for heroes. Bollywood has largely been about stereotypes, what wi...

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Voices we miss

Film historian Dhruv Somani, chronicles the popular film playback singers, who are rarely heard today. There are quite a few film playback voices we miss hearing nowadays. La...

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Such a wonderful journey!!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, a self-confessed admirer of Dimple Kapadia, looks back at her films with affection.  I just finished watching the political drama Tandav, st...

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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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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