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That Mughal Touch

Film historian Dhruv Somani, catches up with Akbar Khan, for a conversation about the actor-producer-director’s yesterda...

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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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War Zone

Here’s a selection by film historian, Dhruv Somani, of our war movies, which have left a lasting impression on him.

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Down with Dowry!

Film historian Dhruv Somani looks back at a clutch of Bollywood films, which gutsily dealt with the evils of the dowry system....

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Woh Sadhana thi

The cine-young living in the 60-year-old that I am, refuses to abandon my lingering fascination for actress Sadhana, writes Aparajita K...

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Look back in affection

Film historian Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the year 1980, which witnessed a spate of hits and sparked its abiding romance with th...

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Hard Day’s Night

Film historian Dhruv Somani, clocks into Bollywood films, which were set in a tension-packed time frame of 24 hours.

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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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The Name Game

Which star gets top billing? Film historian Dhruv Somani tracks the ‘pehle main, phir aap’ syndrome of the Bollywo...

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Master of Suspense: Ravindra Dave

Film archivist Subhash Chheda, revives the memory of the unsung filmmaker Ravindra Dave, of Hindi and Gujarati cinema, whose f...

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