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Look back in affection

Film historian Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the year 1980, which witnessed a spate of hits and sparked its abiding romance with th...

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Frankly Speaking

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down Ranjeeta, who had wowed the audiences with major hits like Laila Majnu, Ankhiyon ke J...

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A genius having mastered many arts: Satyajit Ray

Humra Quraishi revisits the auteur Satyajit Ray’s life on the eve of his hundredth birth anniversary

Reflecting humanity through the struggle of a woman: Federico Fellini

Much before he made 8 ½, Federico Fellini, the Italian master, had honed his neo-realist pursuits, writes Sharad Raj. <...

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The Sound of Dubbing

Film historian Dhruv Somani discusses how and why top Bollywood actors down the years, have been ghost-voiced by dubbing artis...

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Pravesh Sippy: Never in Dire Straits

Water of love deep in the ground/But there ain’t no water here to be found/Some day baby when the river runs free/It's gonna carry that w...

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Two different occasions: Conversations with B Jayashree & Jyoti Subhash

Aparajita Krishna recalls conversations with theatre veterans B Jayashree and Jyoti Subhash, both mega-talents in the times th...

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The South Wave

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the time when there was an influx of heroines from Southern cinema to Bollywood.

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In Conversation with Uttara Baokar

I’m sharing parts of a conversation with path-making, veteran theatre actor who was ideal to generations of theatre-citizens, writes Read More

Begums on top, or nearly

Khalid Mohamed reviews the flawed and yet commendable Begums of Bombay, finds 1962: The War in...

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