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Party Time For The Three Khans

In year 2014, the buzz is that the three trail-blazing musketeers of B-town, the Khans, are going political.

Do Beauty & Brains Mix?

Beauty acts as a double edged sword.

Now Showing Celebrity Breakups

Splits, break-ups, divorces, romances, extra-marital link-ups, fatal attractions, Bollywood has dished ‘em out for ages.

Switching Lanes

Why do the oldies want to return after their successful first innings?

Manna Dey

A fine human being, an astonishingly gifted and versatile singer, a warmand wonderful colleague Lata Mangeshkar has pointed out.

A Touch of Fusion

There’s no set format in fusion,whereas you need an hour-and-a-half to listen to one raga and these days people don’t have much time.

The Smut Rut

Today with Grand Masti rocking the audiences in multiplexes in fashionable, hi-ticket sections of metro cities, sex comedies of this regressive, libidinous, racy, bawdy kind — surprisingly green lighted by the censors — have gone legit and been accepted as another fun form of mass entertainment.

The Wrong Road

The raging controversy over India’s Oscar entry.

Fictional Facts

Monojit Lahiri wonders whether B-town takes research and accuracy seriously while tackling themes on history, biopics or well known events.

H.A.L.T.

Bollywood’s warring hotties announce a cease-fire, ending several silly, messy and childish spats played out in public. Is it for real, or Oscar-winning performances for self-publicity?

Easy Rests the Crown

A faceless extra until a few years ago, Nawaz today is a respected and renowned presence in Bollywood.

In Defense of Sequels

The pressures and challenges of providing more thrilling and exciting content than the first is no joke.

Second Acts

The score card on directorial seconds

All Bow no Arrow

Bollywood, as a space, has always been hugely racist, shamelessly rooting for a particular prototype, ignoring, rejecting, dismissing, praising, but not casting, any male hero who does not fit into their dumb, myopic mold.

Odd Pairs

Bollywood gets bold with unusual lead pairings.

Flipp’n Flops

Who is to blame when a film flops?

Some Like It Chilled

What is behind our fascination with horror films?

The Fundamental Quandry

The events of 9-11 have changed cinema. These changes have been far ranging, from narrative construction and movement to the aesthetics of urgency.

Heritage Studios of Mumbai

Some of the biggest studios of the 1920s and 1930s now lie in ruins.

Once Upon a Time: The Lunch Houses of Bollywood

The ideas of many great Hindi movies germinated in these lunch homes, the stomping grounds of the greatest film-wallahs.

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