Movies

Vanished III: The male actors who disappeared from Bollywood

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, concludes his series on the vanishing acts of Bollywood, this time tracking down the male actors who quit the B-town scene.  Right off, her...

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Our Tarzans: Bollywood’s romance with the Lord of the Jungle

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, tracks down the unusual repertoire of desi Tarzan movies, which once used to delight Indian audiences. Tarzan, was created by the American ficti...

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Vanishing Act II: Bollywood actresses who disappeared

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, pens a sequel to his study on the actresses who retreated into the shadows Here’s expressing my gratitude for the overwhelming response to...

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Vanishing Act: Bollywood actresses who quit the scene suddenly

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the 10 actresses who just upped and shunned the limelight. So many stars come and go but linger on in our minds. Through their work they...

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Reincarnation: Bollywood’s affair with rebirth

Film historian Dhruv Somani gives you a lowdown on the reincarnation films, some of which clicked majorly, while others nosedived  Today the subject is reincarnation, wh...

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For Name’s Sake: Bollywood’s penchant for screen names

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, traces the saga of leading film personalities changing their birth-names for catchier screen names.  A rose by any other name would not hav...

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Admitted

Ojaswwee Sharma’s award Winning Feature Film – a Docu-drama about Transgender Education Rights was released yesterday, 13th June 2020 The much awaited multiple aw...

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Guns & Roses: Bollywood’s Dacoit Women

Film historian Dhruv Somani reminds you of the time when women characters wouldn’t take nonsense from the Thakur potentates and became dacoits to wreak vendetta.  ...

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Snake Bites: Bollywood’s Naagins

Film historian Dhruv Somani takes stock of the Naagin and Naag movies, which have crowded the Bollywood repertoire for decades now. Snake stories have since time immemorial i...

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Video Gaga

Film historian Dhruv Somani excavates the exclusive made-for video movies by Nari Hira and other producers, way before the arrival of the streaming channels Long before Netfl...

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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