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The Filmfare Awards: Nothing ‘Fair’ About It

The history of these prestigious awards is a sorry saga of favouritism and cronyism that has deprived deserving candidates time and again. Read More

Her Fabulous 15

On the event of her birthday tomorrow (August 15), film historian Dhruv Somani selects the 15 most unforgettable performances ...

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Our Godpapas

Khalid Mohamed takes stock of the ongoing influence of Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia don classic, The Godfather, on India...

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ILA ARUN: GIVING VOICE TO LIFE

Ila Arun is a woman of many parts and one who is in command of all of them. She has a contagious zest for life, writes Aparajita Krishna <...

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It was raining hits

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes a comprehensive account of the disco monarch, the late Bappi Lahiri.

War Zone

Here’s a selection by film historian, Dhruv Somani, of our war movies, which have left a lasting impression on him.

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Celebrating Bachchan!

It’s his 79th birthday on the 11th October, and S M M Ausaja writes that It’s not easy to ch...

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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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Against All Odds

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks the once super-succ...

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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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