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Paradisos Lost

With the ongoing pandemic, the future of the surviving single-screen cinema halls is under a question mark. Film historian, Dhruv Soman...

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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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Man of Miracles

Khalid Mohamed misses the wonder director Manmohan Desai, whose ultimate ode to secularism, Amar Akbar Anthony, is such a perf...

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Woh Sadhana thi

The cine-young living in the 60-year-old that I am, refuses to abandon my lingering fascination for actress Sadhana, writes Aparajita K...

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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top stars quit and then reboot their careers.

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Those Guilty Pleasures

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

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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That Poisonous Bite

Khalid Mohamed reviews the BBC-commissioned series The Serpent on Charles Sobhraj, approves he...

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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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