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ART & CULTURE

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Cinema, Crazy mohan, Kamal Haasan, Tamil cinema

Goodbye Crazy Mohan: The loved linguistic genius is the reason Tamil cinema got Kamal Haasan, the great comic actor

Crazy Mohan was adored for his sparklingly funny comedies, his brilliant wordplay and his marvellous ability to make absolutely clean jokes.

ART & CULTURE

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Nirupa roy, Cinema, Bollywood, Dina pathak

Dina Pathak: The onscreen mother who refused to be a weeping victim

March 4 is her 97th birth anniversary. Remembering the wonderful actor whose humour and warmth animated any character she played.

ART & CULTURE

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Cinema, Bollywood, Kesari, Akshay kumar

Akshay Kumar: His amazing versatility ensures the khiladi, starring now in 'Kesari', still leads the game

As the three Big Khans struggle to snap out of their own larger-than-life persona, Kumar has been constantly re-inventing his abilities, while staying firmly himself.

ART & CULTURE

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Drama, Comedy, Action, Movies

Ajay Devgn: Bollywood's man for all roles

Devgn is among the most successful stars in the Hindi film industry. But his track record reveals his consistent growth as an actor, risking most unusual roles over the years.

POLITICS

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Cinema, Dev Anand, Guide, Bollywood

Goldie Anand: One of the few 'complete' filmmakers of the Indian film industry

Remembering the master storyteller of Indian cinema on his 15th death anniversary.

ART & CULTURE

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Guide, Bollywood, Cinema, Waheeda Rehman

Waheeda Rehman’s birth anniversary: At 81, this beauty is still the ethereal ‘chaudhvin ka chand’

Waheeda ji’s grace, beauty and sweetness shine through in the variety of roles she has played — all with elan!

ART & CULTURE

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Akshay kumar, Bollywood, Manikarnika, Cinema

The Deshbhakti Hit: Why Bollywood's patriotism can never be questioned

Freedom struggle, Partition, Bhagat Singh, East vs West and sports are only some of the most familiar themes in patriotic Hindi cinema.

ART & CULTURE

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Nationalism, Air Force, CBFC, Indian Air Force

Would 'Rang De Basanti' be allowed to release today?

When it released 12 years ago, the radical 'RBD' changed how India saw its youth, and vice-versa. Today, it's hard to image such a film would be allowed to release.

ART & CULTURE

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Cinema, Ivan ayr, Netflix, Soni

Netflix’s 'Soni': Ivan Ayr gives us the superheroine we all need

A story about two women cops, and how, while coming closer, they negotiate patriarchy in very different ways.

ART & CULTURE

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Entertainment, Cinema, Netflix, Bollywood

The 10 movies to look forward to in 2019

From movies already wowing international film circuits to old favourites coming up with new projects, the year looks exciting.