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Love woes!

Love woes!

Feb 19,2017 , 02:45 AM IST | Cinema
Come February and invariably there would be talk about the greatest romantic films. While most lists would prominently feature Dev Anand films only a few would actually mention the ones where the narrative explored love beyond the standard definition.
The Magical Tale of Three Cities

The Magical Tale of Three Cities

Nov 13,2016 , 02:30 AM IST | Hans
Jaded and done to death, as a medium, cinema, today, which is a little over a century old, finds it difficult to spring a surprise. And, yet every now and then something magical comes along and leaves you spellbound when you are least expecting. 
A meandering thriller

A meandering thriller

Oct 16,2016 , 02:25 AM IST | Cinema
The one question that many of us often end up wondering about is when did Hindi cinema truly become cool? As long as they were not mythological or historical, most Hindi films operated in a believable universe but when it came to the urban milieu, a majority of them depicted somewhat implausible things. 
Riveting tale of revenge

Riveting tale of revenge

Sep 18,2016 , 01:34 AM IST | Cinema
Released in the same year as ‘Agneepath’ (1990) the film that catapulted him to the A-list, Mukul S Anand’s ‘Maha Sangram’ (1990), a multi-starrer with immense potential often gets overshadowed. Even though ‘Maha Sangram’ had many flaws what made it an interesting proposition was the manner in which Anand came close to perfectly blending a sense of typical Hindi film grandeur with an independent o
All about fate 

All about fate 

Sep 04,2016 , 01:29 AM IST | Hans
While Hindi cinema has many examples of revenge dramas, the concept of the avenging angel has not been as celebrated or even as explored as the genre itself.
Crime drama gone wrong

Crime drama gone wrong

Aug 07,2016 , 12:27 AM IST | Cinema
Largely remembered for being the filmmaker, who made the first major Amitabh Bachchan hit, ‘Zanjeer’ (1973), Prakash Mehra was rarely seen beyond the prism of what would be considered typical Hindi films of the 1970s and 1980s. Mehra’s role in creating the myth of the angry young man and his contribution to the stardom of Bachchan has overshadowed almost everything else that he had to offer. 
A tale of urban crime

A tale of urban crime

Apr 10,2016 , 01:12 AM IST | Cinema
While cops and robbers both have been the mainstay of numerous popular Hindi films, a sustained view into their worlds that would form a better part of a film’s narrative has been rare. The detective genre has regularly seen mainstream interest every now and then right from the 1950s with ‘Apradhi Kaun?’(1957) and then films like ‘Gumnaan’ (1966),