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Rewind 2018: The most disappointing Hindi films of the year
As the year draws to a close, we take a look at the films that raised our expectations and then failed to live up to them.
Kalikshetra review: Traces history with personal stories but lacks engagement
The film surely paints a unique picture of Kolkata, but the colours used feel random and lack lustre.
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 and examine what message her mainstream commercial film, Sone Ki Chidiya, has for us.
Revisiting Gulzar's Lekin...: An ode to lost souls and visual poetry – Anniversary special
On the 27th anniversary of the film (it was released on 11 October 1991), we look back at a masterpiece that should not be forgotten.
Revisiting Akbar Khan's medley of errors Haadsaa – Anniversary special
On the film's 35th anniversary today, we revisit the film and take a look at some of its prominent characters.
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The Death Of Us review: Vani Subramanian's documentary questions the effects of capital punishment
Vani raises some pertinent points in her film, but she could, perhaps, have also included the other side of the debate and let the viewers decide.
Habib Tanvir would have lent his voice to the dissenters today, created art: Sudhanva Deshpande
On the occasion of Habib Tanvir's 95th birth anniversary last week (he was born on 1 September 1923), actor-writer-director Deshpande speaks about the late thespian, his passion for stage and his dedication to safeguarding the right to dissent.
30 years of Biwi Ho To Aisi: Revisiting the 'in-laws' drama
The film, which was released on 22 August 1988, was akin to a finishing school for the ideal Indian woman.
15 years of Tere Naam: 4 things we regrettably learnt from Salman Khan, Bhumika Chawla
A modern Romeo-Juliet adaptation, the film is remembered mainly for two reasons — its music and Khan's hairstyle.
The varied moods of Suresh Wadkar – Birthday special
Suresh Wadkar impressed composer Jaidev on a singing show in 1976 and was offered the song 'Seene Mein Jalan' for Muzaffar Ali's Gaman (1978). On his 63rd birthday, we revisit six of his Hindi film songs.
With the likes of Sacred Games, we have started globalizing Indian content through dubbing: Mona Shetty
Shetty, who runs the Sound & Vision India studio, speaks of her experience in the field, the increasing competition, the challenges that come with it, and the new phase in Indian dubbing.
10 films that gave us Jubilee Kumar – Rajendra Kumar birth anniversary special
With hits like Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959) and Arzoo (1965), the actor was unbeatable at the box office in his heyday. On his 89th birth anniversary (20 July), we revisit 10 films that brought him the moniker 'Jubilee Kumar'.
WCC wants dialogue with AMMA to change patriarchal structure: Bina Paul
Bina, co-founder of the Women in Cinema Collective, which has taken up the task of questioning the stand of the powerful Malayalam artistes' body on the Dileep issue, demands better representation for women in the 23-year-old organization.
From villain to loyal friend to loving father: 9 roles that showcased Pran's versatility
Pran began his movie career playing a villain in the Punjabi film Yamla Jat in 1940. Then barring a few films, he continued playing the bad guy until Upkar (1967). On his fifth death anniversary, we look at nine roles that reflected his talent and versatility.
Meet RD Burman the romantic — 79th birth anniversary special
For the music composer’s 79th birth anniversary today (27 June), we found an interview, in which wife Asha Bhosle recalled how once Pancham made up to her by writing and composing a Bengali song for her.
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, death and the final message she left for her son, Sanjay.
When Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja made us laugh out loud
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja turns 30 today (16 April) and it would be befitting to put criticism on the back-burner and look at a couple of scenes that we remember for their comic value.
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Never been satisfied with films adapted from plays, says Shanta Gokhale
The writer and journalist speaks about her journey in writing, theatre and cinema.
Title sums up tragedy of the time: Joy Sengupta remembers Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
Celebrating 20 years of the film, we spoke to the actor to relive the times when it was made and find out why such films have become history.
How Joy Mukherjee brought joy through film songs — death anniversary special
On his sixth death anniversary today (9 March), we revisit five songs picturised on the tall, handsome mishti doi (sweet yogurt) of Hindi cinema.