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Bhanu Athaiya: Best of the Best

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, picks his 10 favourites from the vast collection  created by the late doyenne of film costu...

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Close Encounters with Rekha

On her 66th birthday, Khalid Mohamed writes on the eternal mystique of Rekha.

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Hit after hit

He wasn’t exactly the critics’ darling but the masses loved him. Film historian, Dhruv Somani salutes the hit-make...

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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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Vanished III: The male actors who disappeared from Bollywood

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, concludes his series on t...

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Vanishing Act: Bollywood actresses who quit the scene suddenly

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the 10 actresses who just upped and shunned the limelight.

Reincarnation: Bollywood’s affair with rebirth

Film historian Dhruv Somani gives you a lowdown on the ...

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Guns & Roses: Bollywood’s Dacoit Women

Film historian Dhruv Somani reminds you of the time when women characters wouldn’t take nonsense from the Thakur potenta...

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Abandoned

Bollywood’s shelved extravaganzas! Film historian Dhruv Somani zooms in on eight big Bollywood movies, which on facing hiccups, couldn&rs...

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The Portrayal Of Violence Against Women In Indian Cinema

It has become something of a cliché to claim that the 1950s was the golden age of Indian cinema, and that during the 1950s, we had more women-centric films than at o...

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