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The 1975 drama

What Hindi cinema said about the turbulent years of the Emergency, which shook up the Indian polity 43 years ago on June 25 On 25th…

Wicked women

The Hindi film Veere di Wedding tells us that it’s okay for a woman to drink, smoke and have sex even if she’s not married…

All night long

How the dancing uncle clicked and what would be his undoing (Revenge of the 80s) A 46-year old professor unknowingly dancing his way to internet…

The Bard of Bollywood

A young boy from Meerut had a dream of becoming a famous cricketer. Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately), when studying at Delhi University, his thumb broke…

Weak Wicket

Why did a film chronicling the life of India’s most celebrated cricketer Sachin Tendulkar fail to leave a lasting impact? Exactly a year after the…

Hard act to follow

Sohaila Kapur says she’d love to direct a Bollywood film some day. She has already made a mark in theatre and played character roles under…