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The Untold Tragedy

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the story of Inder Thakur, a top model and upcoming actor who perished with his wife and ...

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Family Ties

Film historian Dhruv Somani salutes the Kapoors, the first family of Indian cinema.

Business culture, work environments are usually based on hierar...

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A Laudable Effort Undone by Static Telling

8/12 Binay Badal Dinesh Review by Shantanu Ray Chaudhury.

It remains one of the most dari...

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Oh, the suspense!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, fondly remembers the whodunit, Gumnaam, produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by Raja Nawathe, whic...

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Hiralal: A rare biopic on a pioneer of Indian cinema

The fascinating life of Hiralal Sen probably needed more visual flair, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Alibabas galore…

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to the plethora of Bollywood movies, which were once fascinated by the adventures of Al...

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I want to act, not be famous: Arif Zakaria

Aparajita Krishna tells us, that Arif Zakaria was born in a very respected Konkani Muslim family in Bombay.

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Cabaret Queens

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, returns to the era of cabarets to select seven of the dancing divas that shone a light on Bollyw...

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How One Staunch Gandhian Helped A Tribal Village In Maharashtra Achieve Self-Rule

Born on the December 31, 1949, Mohan Hirabai Hiralal is a staunch Gandhian who actively participated in Jayaprakash Narayan’s Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Wahini. The Gandh...

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