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Bhanu Athaiya: Best of the Best

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, picks his 10 favourites from the vast collection  created by the late doyenne of film costu...

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Close Encounters with Rekha

On her 66th birthday, Khalid Mohamed writes on the eternal mystique of Rekha.

It’s ...

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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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Hit after hit

He wasn’t exactly the critics’ darling but the masses loved him. Film historian, Dhruv Somani salutes the hit-make...

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Those Courtesan Days

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on the near-extinct genre of Bollywood films, which took you into the kothas and durbars o...

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Mehmood: The King of Comedy

Khalid Mohamed recalls Bollywood’s ace wonder mirth-maker, Mehmood, on the occasion of h...

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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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Our Tarzans: Bollywood’s romance with the Lord of the Jungle

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, tracks down the unusual repertoire of desi Tarzan movies, which once used to delight Indian audi...

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For Name’s Sake: Bollywood’s penchant for screen names

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, traces the saga of leadin...

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Snake Bites: Bollywood’s Naagins

Film historian Dhruv Somani takes stock of the Naagin and Naag movies, which have crowded the Bollywood repertoire for decades...

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