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That Year of The Other Woman

Film historian Dhruv Somani flashbacks to the year 1980, when the subject of ‘the other woman’ was no longer consi...

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Courtesan Queen

As Rekha brings in her 68th birthday, film historian Dhruv Somani recollects her famous roles as the courtesan who danced her ...

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Hope and Glory

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the long and fulfilling journey of Asha Parekh, also known as The Hit Girl who has just b...

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Curious Case of Libaas

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the 1982 film of Gulzar, Libaas, with an outstanding music score by R.D.Burman, which ha...

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PAST IS MY MASTER AND EVENING MY DAWN: VINAY SHUKLA

His film-work has been artistically selective and also across-genres, fairly mainstream, writes Aparajita Krishna.

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When Disaster Strikes

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-visits Yash Chopra’s Kaala Patthar (1979), based on the true-life Chasnala coal-mining tr...

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Walk in, walk out

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s ceaseless dilemma of wasteful changes in the cast of actors because o...

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Touch of Class

As Dimple Kapadia’s birthday approaches on June 8, film historian Dhruv Somani tracks how she has made strong fashion st...

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Director’s Cut

Film historian Dhruv Somani, pens a tribute to the late producer-director Ravi Tandon, who had kept a low profile throughout h...

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Banned it

Film historian Dhruv Somani recalls 11 controversial films, which ran into trouble with the Indian film censors.

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