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Animal Kingdom

A throwback by film historian Dhruv Somani, to the Bollywood movies in which wonder animals would prove to be proverbial scene...

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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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The Incredible Story of India’s First Miss India

Khalid Mohamed pays tribute to the first Miss India (1947), Esther Victoria Abraham, who becam...

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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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The South Wave

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the time when there was an influx of heroines from Southern cinema to Bollywood.

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And the rest is hysteria

Khalid Mohamed reviews the annoyingly overwrought Kaagaz, the understated Sir and recommends A...

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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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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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A Forgotten Chapter

The caste system is still a contentious issue in most of India; in Maharashtra the Brahmin-Dalit problems persist, years after the flaring up of the anti-Brahmin movement f...

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The Rise And Fall Of The Muslim Social Drama

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ harks back to an earlier era in Hindi films, but the once-distinct genre is a shade of its former self In his latest film, direct...

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