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The multi-hyphenate Jaddanbai, Hindi cinema’s earliest woman composer
We wrap up our special series on women in early Indian cinema with a look at the imperious Jaddanbai, singer, actress, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter and producer, who left an indelible mark on film history.
20 years of Hera Pheri: Gulshan Grover aka Kabira shares fond and not-so-fond memories
The film, starring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, was fun to shoot, but the team also faced a few unusual challenges.
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Shutdown Stories: Naveen Polishetty hopes to make the world laugh in its most troubled time
The Chhichhore (2019) actor speaks about turning to humour in this dark period, reading philosophy, and doing some cathartic writing.
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Appreciation from the audience matters more than awards, says Anurag Saikia
The singer-composer from Assam speaks about his equation with director Anubhav Sinha, his love for Assamese folk music and his upcoming projects.
More avenues have opened up: Cargo director Arati Kadav on the benefits of lockdown, sci-fi, and stories
Arati Kadav, whose work was selected for the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival, speaks about the silver lining around the sudden festival cancellations, living in a suddenly dystopian world, and spreading more sci-fi.
Virus review: Taut, technically brilliant medical thriller with excellent performances
The film recounts how medical staff and government officials came together to stop the spread of the dangerous Nipah virus in Kerala two summers ago.