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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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40 years of Kudrat (1981) – Chetan Anand’s meticulously crafted reincarnation thriller

Watching the film 40 years after its release on 3 April 1981 provides some incidental nostalgic as...

03 Apr 2021 22:12 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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The pioneering films of Chetan Anand – Centenary special

Strangely, the visionary filmmaker and his work have not received the prominence that they...

03 Jan 2021 23:51 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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50 years of Heer Raanjha: Chetan Anand's definitive adaptation of the love ballad is sheer poetry on screen

The film, starring Raaj Kumar and Priya Rajvansh, is the only one in Hindi cinema to have the entire...

19 Jun 2020 23:09 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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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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Kamini Kaushal: Who has the ability, facility and opportunity to do so much? I’m very lucky

The actress, known for her roles in Neecha Nagar (1946), Shaheed (1948) and Biraj Bahu (1954), 91...

24 Feb 2018 17:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Revisiting Rajesh Khanna's unconventional debut film Aakhri Khat

On Hindi cinema's first superstar's fifth death anniversary today (18 July), we take a look...

18 Jul 2017 14:01 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Neecha Nagar at Habitat Film Festival: The lowly film that won Cannes over

Before the age of overseas marketing, and red carpet appearances, Chetan Anand's Neecha Nagar by...

21 May 2017 8:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar


Collaborators on many classics: Dev and Vijay Anand

Dev Anand was always memorable on screen, especially when directed by younger brother Vijay. On 13th...

23 Feb 2017 11:00 IST — Sonal Pandya


5 films of Chetan Anand that stand the test of time

On the filmmaker’s 16th death anniversary (6 July), we take a look at Chetan Anand’s...

07 Jul 2016 19:45 IST — Sonal Pandya


Why did The Guide fail in English?

A landmark in Hindi cinema, Chetan Anand's The Guide didn't fare that well in the English in...

06 Feb 2016 11:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar


Is this Bollywood's most patriotic song?

In a film about India's biggest failures in the theatre of war, Kaifi Azmi and Chetan Anand one...

26 Jan 2016 11:30 IST — Shriram Iyengar