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ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read
V shantaram, Mohammed rafi, Title songs, Bollywood

What makes the Bollywood title song eternal

The title song is amongst the many subgenres that exist in the delightful world of Hindi film music, especially till the mid-70s. Though not extinct yet, they are certainly on their way out.

ART & CULTURE

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Book Extract, Indian cinema, V shantaram

How V Shantaram's Do Aankhen Barah Haath became a cult classic

[Book excerpt] The movie compelled society to rethink how to treat convicts and prisoners.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Dadasaheb phalke, Madhura pandit jasraj, V shantaram

Did V Shantaram really change Indian cinema?

[Book review] There is much in the filmmaker's early life and career to marvel at.