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Frankly Speaking

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down Ranjeeta, who had wowed the audiences with major hits like Laila Majnu, Ankhiyon ke J...

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The Woman in White

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-assesses Raj Khosla’s iconic suspense-filled Woh Kaun Thi, produced by NN Sippy under his...

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Bhagat Singh’s writings on caste

In his writings on caste, Bhagat Singh understood the practice of untouchability and its associated binary of purity-pollution as an integral p...

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The peerless entertainer

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

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Short-changed in life

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, recollects the tragic story of the charismatic star Priya Rajvansh, who if she were alive would ...

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Signs of the times

Humra Quraishi rewinds to 1995; when she met the first ambassador of Uzbekistan to India, Surat Mirkasymov, and remembers how ...

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Sing freedom: Songs of nationalist fervour

Anil Dixit walks down melody lane to track some of the most memorable songs of our national pride and patriotism

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Order! Order!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, zooms in on Bollywood&rsqu...

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Lost Melodies: Bollywood’s vast film music heritage

Anil Dixit, walks down melody lane, to select five vastly underrated music scores

My go-to metaphor for Hindi film music is that it’s a rich ...

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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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