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Signs of the times: Come October

Humra  Quraishi remembers classical singer Begum Akhtar, also known as Akhtari Bai and we...

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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 o...

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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 In...

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Changing Roles of Women in Bollywood

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Hit and Flops 2017

There were less number of winners and more losers at the box office this year since the overall 2017 number is still about 3% behind last ye...

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2017 has been a Great Year for Women in Bollywood

In recent years, we have seen an increased number of feminist films arguing for gender equality in Indian cinema. Movies like Read More

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 sm...

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The Closing ceremony at the 8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt and other stalwarts

Mumbai, September 24, 2017: The star-studded closing ceremony of the 8th Jagran Film Festival saw many famou...

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Screen To Stage

Sometimes all it takes is a dream. Feroz Abbas Khan wanted to do a play based on the K. Asif classic Mughal-e-Azam for years. Finally the universe conspired and the product...

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SMALL PACKAGE, BIG SURPRISE

Even as 2015 is still young, there are a few young actors who have sprung a surprise with their performances. These young thespians aren?t mouthing cute coached lines, whic...

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