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The Ghost of Flaherty

Thinking in retrospect, it is most likely that it was during the shooting of this sequence that the ghost of Robert Flaherty started to hover around me, writes Ramchandra P...

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Religious Festivals: Sponsored or Reality Shows?

Today, as we once again step into puja mode in this year of 2022, do we feel somewhere, somehow, a change in the puja celebrations, wonders Monojit Lahiri....

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A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark for “good cinema” catering to the English-spe...

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THE TOWERING TRIUMVERATE & THE TERRIFIC TRIO

Dilip-Dev-Raj or Aamir-Salman-Shah Rukh? Monojit Lahiri invites readers to go for it while he attempts to objectively analyze ...

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GIVE LOVE A CHANCE!

Replacing his film journo’s cap for the Ad-man’s hat, Monojit Lahiri explores the hidden virtues of love as a bran...

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Diamonds Are Forever

Film historian Dhruv Somani rewinds fondly to Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977), the last huge hit of the pure entertainer, produce...

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The Comic World Of Pierre Étaix

Vandana Kumar writes: ‘Le Grand Amour’ (The Great Love) 1969 is a French comedy that introduced me to its director...

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To sir, with love

On Teacher’s Day, Monojit Lahiri pays homage to some inspirational mentors - the game changers and life transformers who...

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When Dreams Fade

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the cautionary tale of Katy Mirza, the Playboy Bunny who sought a career in Bol...

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LET THERE BE MUSIC

Khalid Mohamed replays a rare interview with Mani Ratnam on the director’s start-off collaborations with the then-freshe...

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