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Her Fabulous 15

On the event of her birthday tomorrow (August 15), film historian Dhruv Somani selects the 15 most unforgettable performances ...

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‘You Want Crorepati Glasses?’

It’s everywhere, on the streets, in living rooms, on cellphones and endorsement billboards. Khalid Mohamed writes on the...

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The Two Who Went Away

Film historian Dhruv Somani laments the fact that the alluring Prema Narayan and Jasmine quit Bollywood way too prem...

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HIT MACHINE

Film historian Dhruv Somani tracks the unique success story of Jeetendra who completed his 80th last week - in a welter of Hin...

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AMITABH BACHCHAN AND THE ANGRY YOUNG MAN

One of the biggest box-office failures of the superstar’s career, Alaap boasts one of his subtlest performances and, arguably, the best m...

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Back on the Burning Train

Film historian Dhruv Somani, takes you back on a ride to India’s first disaster movie directed by Ravi Chopra, which had...

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Director’s Cut

Film historian Dhruv Somani, pens a tribute to the late producer-director Ravi Tandon, who had kept a low profile throughout h...

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Banned it

Film historian Dhruv Somani recalls 11 controversial films, which ran into trouble with the Indian film censors.

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When Comedy was King

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, salutes the comic actors of yore, who would make us roll with laughter in the aisles.

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The Indian ‘New Wave’ for the Millennial

Even though I use a lot of close ups, “Once upon a time, long, long ago…” should be the tone and tenor of this account from ...

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