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Amjad Khan’s 82nd birth anniversary: A look at legendary star’s best roles
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Amjad Khan’s 82nd birth anniversary: A look at legendary star’s best roles

In his career spanning nearly twenty years, Amjad Khan worked in more than 132 movies, and his prowess stood at a level that whichever dialogue he touched became an overnight sensation.

There was so much more to Amjad Khan than Gabbar
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There was so much more to Amjad Khan than Gabbar

Amjad Khan is remembered mainly by Sholay, which is akin to remembering Dilip Kumar only by Devdas.

James Caan: The Amjad Khan of Hollywood
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James Caan: The Amjad Khan of Hollywood

James Caan’s predicament was no different from what Amjad Khan faced after Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay.

Farooq Shaikh's 1986 comedy Peechha Karro never tries to overreach its universe of sheer silliness and inanity
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Farooq Shaikh's 1986 comedy Peechha Karro never tries to overreach its universe of sheer silliness and inanity

Released 35 years ago, Pankaj Parashar's madcap comedy Peechha Karro used stupidity to a great effect, turned it almost sublime, and made screwball transcendental.

Imtiaz Khan, known for Yaadon Ki Baarat, passes away at the age of 78; Javed Jaffrey tweets condolences
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Imtiaz Khan, known for Yaadon Ki Baarat, passes away at the age of 78; Javed Jaffrey tweets condolences

Imtiaz Khan was the brother of the late legendary actor Amjad Khan, best known for playing Gabbar in Ramesh Sippy's iconic 1975 dacoit drama Sholay.

Navin Nischol, Amjad Khan's 1977 film Aafat is a rare Bollywood procedural drama worth unearthing
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Navin Nischol, Amjad Khan's 1977 film Aafat is a rare Bollywood procedural drama worth unearthing

The meandering screenplay fails to seamlessly string the narrative and a few things being stilted to the extent of hilarity notwithstanding, Aafat is thoroughly enjoyable. T

Divya Dutta to play nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai's mother in upcoming biopic
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Divya Dutta to play nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai's mother in upcoming biopic

Divya Dutta will be essaying the role of Malala Yousafzai's mother Toor Pekai in Amjad Khan's upcoming biopic

Atma Ram's Aafat: Navin Nishcol-Leena Chandavarkar starrer is a well-crafted procedural drama
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Atma Ram's Aafat: Navin Nishcol-Leena Chandavarkar starrer is a well-crafted procedural drama

Aafat, a barely recalled 1970s’ urban crime thriller, is directed by Atma Ram, Guru Dutt’s younger brother.

Shatranj Ke Khilari: Satyajit Ray's commentary on the systematic atrocities of British in India
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Shatranj Ke Khilari: Satyajit Ray's commentary on the systematic atrocities of British in India

Shatranj Ke Khilari transports us into a magical world of nawabs and nautch girls, of palaces and forts, of hookahs and Peshawari shawls, of cockfights and kite-flying contests, of kathak and thumris

Amjad Khan's Gabbar is still Bollywood's favourite villain: A look at his other neglected roles
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Amjad Khan's Gabbar is still Bollywood's favourite villain: A look at his other neglected roles

Would Gabbar Singh be 'The Gabbar' without Amjad Khan? How much of Gabbar is Khan and how much of Khan is Gabbar?

NIA arrests JKH chief: Terror group recruited youth for Islamic State, considered extorting money from Bollywood stars
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NIA arrests JKH chief: Terror group recruited youth for Islamic State, considered extorting money from Bollywood stars

On Monday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it had arrested the president of the Junood-ul-Khalifa-Fil-Hind (JKH), a terror group that has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State and which is responsible for sending recruits from India to Syria.

Happy birthday Amjad Khan: The gem of a villain who gave Bollywood its relevance it misses today
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Happy birthday Amjad Khan: The gem of a villain who gave Bollywood its relevance it misses today

Could Amjad Khan probably be the missing link who could offer the ideal platform to understand how seamless some actors truly were in the past?

SIMI activists' encounter: Kin of alleged terrorists approach high court, seek CBI probe
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SIMI activists' encounter: Kin of alleged terrorists approach high court, seek CBI probe

A day after eight SIMI activists were killed in an alleged police encounter following a daring prison break in Bhopal, their families have decided to approach the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking a CBI probe into what they dubbed as "cold-blooded murders".

Four absconding Simi activists held in Odisha
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Four absconding Simi activists held in Odisha

Four absconding Students Islamic Movement of India activists, who had fled from a jail in Madhya Pradesh in 2013, were arrested in Odisha early today.

'Sholay' trivia: What happened behind the scenes was as entertaining as the on-screen story
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'Sholay' trivia: What happened behind the scenes was as entertaining as the on-screen story

Writer Javed Akhtar had to enact the part of Basanti for Hema Malini at her hotel because she just wasn't getting it.

40 years of Sholay: An Ode to Gabbar Singh, the villain we love to hate
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40 years of Sholay: An Ode to Gabbar Singh, the villain we love to hate

When you speak of Hindi cinema and negative characters, can Gabbar Singh be far behind

40 years of Sholay: Remembering Dhanno, Mausi, Jailor and other Bollywood favourites
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40 years of Sholay: Remembering Dhanno, Mausi, Jailor and other Bollywood favourites

Remembering Dhanno, Mausi, Jailor and other iconic secondary characters in Sholay as one of Bollywood's most iconic films turns 40.

All you need to know about Sholay, with or without 3D
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All you need to know about Sholay, with or without 3D

From the light of lanterns to coin flips and, of course, the zippy bullets, the splashes of 3D may not add much from this legendary Bollywood film, but neither does it feel terribly jarring.