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A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark for “good cinema” catering to the English-spe...

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Frank and Fearless

Film historian Dhruv Somani assesses the yesteryear success story of the gossip-packed monthly magazine Stardust.

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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

Speak, for your lips are still free…

As Eid-ul-Fitr is to  be  observed next week, let me write about one of my earlier meetings with the late Khwaja Hasan Sani Nizami, w...

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The Forgotten History of Human Civilization

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri: A film based on a Badal Sircar play is rare. Rare still is a debutant filmmaker adapting one. That too...

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Online-Offline: What works, what doesn’t?

Lecturers and students from various institutes talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about their preference...

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All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they remain the same when it comes to the portrayal of women...

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The Art of Ramkinkar Baij

Modern Indian sculpture as we know it began with Ramkinkar Baij. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at the works and legacy of a pio...

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A Fragmented Sky

Through her memories, Farah Diba Israfil encapsulates the pre-and-post-COVID eras, the recent and the deep past of Indian cult...

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CLASSIC HEIST: Six Films That Define the Genre

For a generation weaned on the high-tech-and-gizmo-aided heist of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean Eleven or Dom Cobb’s equally SFX-aided ...

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