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Teachers' Day special: To Sir and Ma'am, with love

This Teachers' Day, we pick 10 on-screen teachers who showed us how to influence and change...

05 Sep 2022 5:36 IST — Sonal Pandya

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70 years of Awara: Raj Kapoor and Nargis's classic drama on family and redemption

The feature film, written by KA Abbas, was released on actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor’s birthday...

14 Dec 2021 1:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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40 years of Rocky: Sanjay Dutt’s grand launch

While the actor and star son made a not-so-memorable debut with his first film, he slowly gained and...

08 May 2021 16:51 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Actress Sudipta Chakraborty felicitated at documentary screening on Women's Day

Reputed danseuse, theatre personality and Natyashastra scholar Sohini Roychowdhury was also honoured...

10 Mar 2021 21:40 IST — Roushni Sarkar

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Video-streaming platform The-Ally to offer Raj Kapoor classic Shree 420 (1955) in colour

The-Ally is an indigenous open platform for creators, producers and filmmakers with the goal of to...

06 Nov 2020 14:54 IST — Our Correspondent

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Why Kidar Sharma’s Jogan is a complex classic: Birth anniversary special

On the filmmaker’s 110th birth anniversary today (12 April), we revisit his underrated drama...

12 Apr 2020 2:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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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 and...

31 Mar 2020 18:15 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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When Sunil Dutt first met Nargis

On actor-filmmaker Sunil Dutt’s 90th birth anniversary today, we look at his first meeting the...

06 Jun 2019 14:45 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Nargis, nostalgia and then some: Birth anniversary special

Nargis was beautiful, but more than that it was her dignified personality that awed all those who in...

01 Jun 2019 17:12 IST — Shoma A Chatterji

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70 years of Raj Kapoor’s Barsaat: How the intense love story established RK Films

As the passionate romance turns 70 today (22 April), we revisit the landmark reasons why it’s...

22 Apr 2019 9:48 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Jaddanbai, singer, actress, composer, filmmaker: 70th death anniversary special

Jaddanbai, who died on this day in 1949, was a woman of artistic talent, wise business sense, and of...

08 Apr 2019 14:46 IST — Shoma A Chatterji

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'Beti zyada pyaari hai': The progressive vision in ML Anand’s Lahore (1949)

Celebrating 71 years of India's  independence, we take a look at some early Hindi films the...

12 Aug 2018 11:30 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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70 years of Aag: The film that launched RK Films

The directorial debut of Raj Kapoor, Aag (released on 6 August 1948) was the first film in which the...

06 Aug 2018 5:39 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Manisha Koirala reveals the efforts involved in transforming herself into Nargis Dutt

From reading her memoirs to 'imbibing the trauma', Koirala revealed the lengths she has gone...

12 Jun 2018 12:03 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Book excerpt: Raj Kapoor reminisces about his first film Aag

On the filmmakers’s 20th death anniversary, Kapoor reveals in his own words how he made his RK...

02 Jun 2018 2:30 IST — Our Correspondent

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Birth anniversary special: Nargis and her final message for son Sanjay Dutt

On Nargis's 89th birth anniversary today (she was born on 1 June 1929), we revisit her life, and...

01 Jun 2018 2:30 IST — Anita Paikat

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All that I am is because of you: Sanjay Dutt pays tribute to mother Nargis on death anniversary

The actor shared a picture from his personal album on his social media page to remember his late on...

03 May 2018 10:31 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Shamshad Begum’s triumphant comeback with Naushad in Mother India

The song ‘Pi Ke Ghar Aaj Pyari Dulhaniya Chali’ is a terrific example of the power of...

23 Apr 2018 0:30 IST — Sonal Pandya

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The vivacious aunt of Hindi cinema: Shammi (1931–2018)

Actress Shammi, lovingly known as 'Shammi Aunty', passed away on 5 March due to a...

06 Mar 2018 8:41 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Emraan Hashmi shares old picture of grandmother Purnima with Nargis, Shammi, Nirupa Roy

All the actresses had gathered for the Holi celebrations at the famous RK Studios in Chembur in the...

01 Mar 2018 13:30 IST — Mayur Lookhar