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Abuli Mamaji is Nikhil Pherwani’s Ahaan

Vinta Nanda writes: For once a film centered on a person differently abled is not about the so-called normally-abled character...

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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

The South Wave

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the time when there was an influx of heroines from Southern cinema to Bollywood.

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In Conversation with Uttara Baokar

I’m sharing parts of a conversation with path-making, veteran theatre actor who was ideal to generations of theatre-citizens, writes Read More

The peerless entertainer

Film historian Dhruv Somani, pays tribute to Nasir Hussain, wizard of the undervalued romantic musicals of Bollywood.

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Prem Tame: Love’s Labour Lost

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri writes that an inspired final act and a brilliant soundtrack cannot overcome the shortcomings of vapid ...

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Days of qawwalis

Film historian Dhruv Somani asks why have the qawwalis, once a big draw in the Bollywood movies, have gone with the wind today...

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Open mail to Parineeti Chopra

Khalid Mohamed writes to Parineeti Chopra about The Girl on the The Train, has issues with Hello Mini 2, and checks out the tr...

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Bengali Film Review: Dictionary

Well-known playwright, theatre activist/director, and film-maker/actor Bratya Basu’s film is well-intentioned but suffers from a muddled ...

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Gup-shup with GoPu

Noted academic, playwright, writer Govind P Deshpande (2nd August 1938 – 16th October 2013) was be...

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