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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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Voices we miss

Film historian Dhruv Somani, chronicles the popular film playback singers, who are rarely heard today.

Nervous Edges and Hesitant Hands: NAZAR -1989.

I had just passed out of FTII in 1989 and I was on my first feature as the Assistant Cameraman, reminisces Rafay Mahmood


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Web talent on the rise but…

The fresh acting talent on the OTT platforms could rewrite the rules of Bollywood’s age-old star system but… are they promoted suf...

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Just Carry on: Ebrahim Alkazi

Aparajita Krishna walks you through the life and times of Ebrahim Alkazi; also what it was, that he meant to Indian Theatre.

Coming of Age: Child stars that could make it big

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, looks back at Bollywood’s babies and moppets who could make that tough transition to leadi...

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Chiller Thrillers

Film historian Dhruv Somani unearths eight Bollywood films, which were grossly undervalued.

The Test of Love: Director Sudhir Mishra to make a film on Renu Saluja

Over the years Bollywood has seen directors not only talking openly about their personal lives but also sharing...

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FREEDOM My Story By Arunaraje Patil

Arunaraje Patil’s newly released memoir is justly titled FREEDOM. It matches the title of her best known directorial work – RIHAEE- or liberation. The film, she...

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Google Ropes In Anurag Kashyap, Shekhar Kapoor, Ridley Scott For Crowd Sourced Documentary.

Google has launched a special project, which aims to determine what and how much has changed in India, via a short crowd-sourced documentary film called ‘India in a D...

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