Retroscope

Haidar Ali @70 & His Familial Film Heritage: A Treasure Trove

Voter-India ought to be voting Nirbhaya (unafraid) in 2018/ 2019 also for the freedom of Film India, Fashion India and her rights. Padmaavat played under police-protection. Wi...

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Yesteryear’s Legends Emerge Favourites on the Web World

The living legend, Lata Mangeshkar, has scored the highest number of likes and followers across generations, on the plethora of social media network sites, blogs and...

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Love lost in Yesteryear’s Prem Nagar

Prem Nagar – a lovers’ lane – has gone under. That one spot shielded from voyeuristic eyes by untrimmed wild bushes and shrubbery, on the seafront of Malabar...

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The Other Dilip Kumar

As the car heaves uphill from the Khar end, I notice a high blue scaffolding covering that familiar old place.  A sign board is clearly visible outside. Despite the small...

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A Fond Farewell to a Cherished friend​ - his death is a profound Personal Loss

"I was a little more than a boy when I first met Bimalda. It was at a premiere, that we first met. He was a soft-spoken gentleman and I still remember his interesting eyes. ...

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THE JITENDRA ARYA RETROSPECTIVE

“Photography begins with the marriage of two minds – the dreamers and the technicians.” Arya on photographing Nehru.  I have not the faintest idea why ...

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21 years of Commemorating Roy

The Bimal Roy Memorial Committee and Film Society, founded in honour of Bimal Roy, the 'Silent Master' of the Golden Age of Indian Cinema turns 21 years old this year. The co...

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On The Eve Of Another Silent Anniversary

Overwhelmed by grief when my father passed away in January 1966I did not know how to combat that empty feeling. I was just 23 years old and I had had so much to talk, listen, ...

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FREEDOM My Story By Arunaraje Patil

Arunaraje Patil’s newly released memoir is justly titled FREEDOM. It matches the title of her best known directorial work – RIHAEE- or liberation. The film, she be...

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Comedy, for some odd reason, has not been a favourite genre for Indian film makers. There is a marked preference for sentimental romances, love stories, family melodrama, grim...

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Uff, that dance of chaos

Khalid Mohamed reviews the political askew Tandav, the heart-tugging Tribhanga and the p...

January 22 2021

Thank you Mr. Kamath - Better late than never!

Following the news of ASCI banning surrogate ads of 12 liquor companies, Dr. Sandeep Goy...

January 21 2021

That’s Entertainment!

How do I start writing about a man’s love affair with Hollywood and the movies? Es...

January 21 2021