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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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Once upon a foggy night

Film historian Dhruv Somani, re-assesses the 1964 suspense thriller Kohraa, which he asserts is grossly undervalued.

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Salim Arif: His Work of Many Parts

It is a daunting task to undertake summarising Salim Arif’s multifaceted talent and work resume in a few pages, writes ...

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No Man is an island

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya writes that the relentless media coverage about the pandemic we are all stuck in was guaranteed to...

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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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Films: Opportunity in the Crisis

In several of my recent articles I have written about the crisis facing Indian film industry, specially Bollywo...

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The Portrayal Of Violence Against Women In Indian Cinema

It has become something of a cliché to claim that the 1950s was the golden age of Indian cinema, and that during the 1950s, we had more women-centric films than at o...

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Pyaasa – Guru Dutt’s Cult Classic Becomes The Only Indian Restored Film For World Premiere At The 72nd Venice Film Festival In September 2015 In The Competition Section (E)

“Pyaasa” – A timeless masterpiece by Guru Dutt becomes the only Indian film restored by an Indian company for a world premiere in the competition section ...

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