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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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So long, farewell, it’s hard to say goodbye…

I’m a writer, but I am at a complete loss of words when expressing the pain I’m feeling after losing my best friend Rajiv Kapoor, w...

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Vanishing Act II: Bollywood actresses who disappeared

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, pens a sequel to his study on the actresses who retreated into the shadows

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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The Talented Taurean: Bhanu Athaiya

Bhanu Rajopdhye Athaiya was born on April 28, 1929 in Kolhapur. Humra Quraishi interviewed Athaiya around ...

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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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Rishi Kapoor: He defined ‘Bollywood Art’

 

I write this tribute to Rishi Kapoor. A legend, a hero, the actor unparalleled and a person who was...

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The legend of Raj Kapoor in times of hyper PR

“Awara is a classic. The times in which it was made were very different. Gone With the Wind was the flavor of the seaso...

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CAMPION TALES OF OLD BOMBAY

Producer, Director and Actor Rajiv Kapoor, shared this precious piece written by his school mate John Mani, with me on Whatsapp last night and I publish it here in The ...

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The Iconic RK Film Studios Up For Sale in the Open Market

The Kapoors have been ruling our hearts since the beginning of the Indian film industry. Starting with Prithvir...

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