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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

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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FLASHBACK TO FORWARD

Today Aparajita Krishna is under the spell of stories of the past and present of Producer, Director Vinod Pande, Thespian MK R...

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Vijay Akela: Bol Rahe!

Aparajita Krishna discusses voice and lyrics with poet-lyricist Vijay Akela - a unique conversation about poetry, vocabul...

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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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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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Vanished III: The male actors who disappeared from Bollywood

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, concludes his series on t...

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Reincarnation: Bollywood’s affair with rebirth

Film historian Dhruv Somani gives you a lowdown on the ...

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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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Farewell Basu Da

Amit Khanna talks about Basu Chatterjee on the day Indian Cinema has lost him. He recalls how Basu Da was known for having mir...

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