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Animal Kingdom

A throwback by film historian Dhruv Somani, to the Bollywood movies in which wonder animals would prove to be proverbial scene...

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Down with Dowry!

Film historian Dhruv Somani looks back at a clutch of Bollywood films, which gutsily dealt with the evils of the dowry system....

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Play It Again

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks the highs and lows in the playback singing and acting careers of Shailendra Singh, who had...

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The Afterlife of Kudrat

Film historian Dhruv Somani, re-evaluates Chetan Anand’s take on reincarnation forty years later.

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Those Guilty Pleasures

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on those traditional mandatory things we sorely miss in the movies today.

Desperately Seeking Kim

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down Kim who had vanished from the Bollywood scene, for an exclusive, freewheeling chat-fe...

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The peerless entertainer

Film historian Dhruv Somani, pays tribute to Nasir Hussain, wizard of the undervalued romantic musicals of Bollywood.

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Days of qawwalis

Film historian Dhruv Somani asks why have the qawwalis, once a big draw in the Bollywood movies, have gone with the wind today...

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Womanpower in khaki

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down the heroines who have portrayed top cops, a domain usually reserved for heroes.

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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-fre...

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