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Bhanu Athaiya: Best of the Best

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, picks his 10 favourites from the vast collection  created by the late doyenne of film costu...

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Cabaret Queens

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, returns to the era of cabarets to select seven of the dancing divas that shone a light on Bollyw...

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Similar strokes

Call it a coincidence or plain copycatting. Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on the curious clashes between Bollywood film...

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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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Against all odds

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, takes you right into the storm of Bollywood’s films revolving around natural and man-made ...

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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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Order! Order!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, zooms in on Bollywood&rsqu...

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Vanished III: The male actors who disappeared from Bollywood

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, concludes his series on t...

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Our Tarzans: Bollywood’s romance with the Lord of the Jungle

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, tracks down the unusual repertoire of desi Tarzan movies, which once used to delight Indian audi...

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Vanishing Act II: Bollywood actresses who disappeared

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, pens a sequel to his study on the actresses who retreated into the shadows