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Book excerpt: Parikshat Sahni reminisces about his early career days

The veteran actor, and son of thespian Balraj Sahni, goes down memory lane in the book Strange which...

04 Aug 2022 9:00 IST — Parikshat Sahni

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60 years of Kabuliwala (1961): Balraj Sahni as the unforgettable Pathan in this moving film

The poignant story about a father's yearning for his daughter , based on Tagore's short was...

14 Dec 2021 11:18 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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10 fascinating facets of Balraj Sahni — Birth anniversary special

Cinestaan looks at the life and passions of the artiste on his 108th birth anniversary....

01 May 2021 21:04 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Book extract: Balraj Sahni and the pursuit of excellence

On the great actor's birth anniversary, son Parikshat recalls a lesson he was given early in his...

01 May 2021 18:31 IST — Our Correspondent

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Makar Sankranti special: Revisiting the plight of the farmer in films

Cinestaan takes a look at how farmers have been represented in Hindi cinema through the decades....

14 Jan 2021 21:42 IST — The Cinestaan Team

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55 years of Waqt (1965): The film that created the Yash Chopra imprint

The first colour film from BR Chopra's banner, Waqt brought together picturesque locales, glitzy...

30 Jul 2020 7:30 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Ismat Chughtai and her message in Sone Ki Chidiya – Death anniversary special

On her 27th death anniversary today (she died on 24 October 1991), we look at the rebellious writer...

24 Oct 2018 8:00 IST — Anita Paikat

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'Desh ko tumhari zaroorat hai' – The patriotic zeal in Chetan Anand’s Haqeeqat (1964)

In revisiting early films with themes around the country and its freedom, we look at one of the war...

17 Aug 2018 22:58 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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50 years of Sunghursh: Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahni wage age-old family feud

A look at HS Rawail's melodramatic multi-starrer, set against a distant backdrop of the thuggee...

26 Jul 2018 9:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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How Geeta Bali landed her iconic roles in Sohag Raat, Albela and Baazi

On her 53rd death anniversary, we look back at how the successful, vivacious actress was cast in her...

21 Jan 2018 9:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Balraj Sahni's personal essay included in Bimal Roy: The Man Who Spoke in Pictures

Today, 8 January, on Roy’s 52nd death anniversary, we look at what Sahni had to say about the...

08 Jan 2018 9:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Rakesh Roshan entered Hindi film industry with a bold experiment: Birthday special

Roshan's debut film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani makes a comment not only on parenting, but also speaks...

06 Sep 2017 11:55 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Best films born out of Rabindranath Tagore's stories — Birth anniversary special

Polymath, philosopher, poet, and storyteller, Rabindranath Tagore is to India what Shakespeare was 7...

07 May 2017 10:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Balraj Sahni at JNU: On Indian hypocrisy and the need to respect talent

An actor par excellence, Balraj Sahni was also a man for all seasons. A staunch Communist, he tried...

13 Apr 2017 12:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Balraj Sahni, in the director's chair

A look at Lal Batti (1957), the only directorial venture of the accomplished actor, on his 44th...

13 Apr 2017 9:00 IST — Sonal Pandya


How Nutan went beyond limits in Seema (1955)

On her 26th death anniversary (21 February), a look back in time at Amiya Chakrabarty's film the...

21 Feb 2017 11:26 IST — Sonal Pandya


NA Ansari: The Indian Sherlock Holmes

In 1959, NA Ansari directed Balraj Sahni as Agent Rajan in an adventure that comes straight out of a...

29 Aug 2016 17:42 IST — Shriram Iyengar


How Johnny Walker got his name

The story of Rajinikanth's rise from bus conductor to superstar is well known. But long before...

30 Jul 2016 13:30 IST — Shriram Iyengar