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Pre-Partition Punjab’s Contribution To Indian Cinema

Professor Ishtiaq Ahmed delves deep into the Partition phase. And here comes in focus the leading artists and creative folk who had to shift base from Lahore, writes Read More

Double Whammy

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on Bollywood’s fascination for double role movies, down the decades.

Size Matters?

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the phenomenon of filmmakers often selecting lengthy film titles.

When Disaster Strikes

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-visits Yash Chopra’s Kaala Patthar (1979), based on the true-life Chasnala coal-mining tr...

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A Book Definitely For Keeps

Monojit Lahiri’s take on Dadamoni: The life and times of Ashok Kumar by Nabendu Ghosh.  

Walk in, walk out

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s ceaseless dilemma of wasteful changes in the cast of actors because o...

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DO THE RIGHT THING

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Anil Kapoor on his evolution as an actor, who’s at the peak of his career today.

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That Mughal Touch

Film historian Dhruv Somani, catches up with Akbar Khan, for a conversation about the actor-producer-director’s yesterda...

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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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Banned it

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

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