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Kurbaan turns 13: Was Aditya Chopra’s New York ‘inspired’ By Saif Ali Khan-Kareena starrer?
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Kurbaan turns 13: Was Aditya Chopra’s New York ‘inspired’ By Saif Ali Khan-Kareena starrer?

Kurbaan creates a kingdom of doom with a deep understanding of the bonds that bind and separate the Islamic world from the West.

How veteran actor Om Puri could pull off Shakespeare as well as David Dhawan
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How veteran actor Om Puri could pull off Shakespeare as well as David Dhawan

Om Puri was seen in so many international films. But he was never desperate for opportunities.

From Aakrosh to Ardh Satya, revisiting Om Puri's finest roles on 72nd birth anniversary
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From Aakrosh to Ardh Satya, revisiting Om Puri's finest roles on 72nd birth anniversary

There is no denying the fact that Om Puri conveyed more with his subtle gestures than others did with reams of dialogues.

Flashback | 35 years on, Smita Patil's Mirch Masala remains a frenetic journey in search of a woman's right to her space
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Flashback | 35 years on, Smita Patil's Mirch Masala remains a frenetic journey in search of a woman's right to her space

Mirch Masala could be perceived as a parable of female bonding or a straightforward thriller about the victim and the perpetrator. Either way, the poise and power of the film remain undiminished over the years.

Maachis completes 25 years: Gulzar displayed commendable journalistic objectivity in telling a story of Punjab insurgency
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Maachis completes 25 years: Gulzar displayed commendable journalistic objectivity in telling a story of Punjab insurgency

Despite clearly telling the story from the militants’ perspective and being compassionate to their plight, Gulzar never picked any side in his 1996 directorial Maachis. We understand their plight, yet never find ourselves rooting for their actions.

Remembering Om Puri on his 71st birth anniversary: An actor of impossible range, impeccable stature
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Remembering Om Puri on his 71st birth anniversary: An actor of impossible range, impeccable stature

Om Puri’s filmography is so vast it perhaps cannot be observed or commented upon via a sit-in. It needs to be absorbed, meditated over, and consumed with the patience of someone assembling not milestones, but moments.

On Om Puri's birth anniversary, a streaming guide to some of the late actor's best films
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On Om Puri's birth anniversary, a streaming guide to some of the late actor's best films

From Ardh Satya to Maqbool, here's a look at Om Puri films and where to stream them

In Mandi, a reflection of Shyam Benegal's ambiguous yet nuanced perception of Indira Gandhi
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In Mandi, a reflection of Shyam Benegal's ambiguous yet nuanced perception of Indira Gandhi

Mandi is not a masterpiece, but it certainly is remarkable for the manner in which the implied textual meaning of its innocuous images is so totally different from its appearance.

A look at Om Puri's posthumous films on actor's fourth death anniversary
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A look at Om Puri's posthumous films on actor's fourth death anniversary

From Tubelight to Omprakash Zindabad, watch Om Puri's films that released posthumously

Ebrahim Alkazi, Indian theatre legend and art connoisseur, passes away at 94
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Ebrahim Alkazi, Indian theatre legend and art connoisseur, passes away at 94

Ebrahim Alkazi was the longest-serving director of the National School of Drama. He is credited with revolutionising Indian theatre by combining native folk traditions and international acting techniques.

Girish Karnad passes away: Satish Shah credits playwright for his, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri's acting careers
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Girish Karnad passes away: Satish Shah credits playwright for his, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri's acting careers

Girish Karnad served as the director of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from 1974 to 1975

Yuva turns 15: Mani Ratnam's take on youth politics would've been more inclusive with meaty female characters
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Yuva turns 15: Mani Ratnam's take on youth politics would've been more inclusive with meaty female characters

Mani Ratnam's depiction of the youth's relationship with politics was on point in his 2004 film Yuva, but it could have been so much more had he also looped in the women.

Jackie Shroff and Nana Patekar's Angaar remains an under-appreciated urban crime drama from 1990s
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Jackie Shroff and Nana Patekar's Angaar remains an under-appreciated urban crime drama from 1990s

Kader Khan’s dialogues in Jackie Shroff-starrer Angaar were a slight departure from his usual flourish, as seen in his iconic lines that he wrote for Amitabh Bachchan.

'Sunny Leone' tops Bihar engineering department list: 'Glad the other me has scored well,' tweets actor; Tejashwi blames Nitish govt
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'Sunny Leone' tops Bihar engineering department list: 'Glad the other me has scored well,' tweets actor; Tejashwi blames Nitish govt

People reacted with surprise after discovering that the Bihar Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), which had invited applications for the post of a junior civil engineer, had published Bollywood actor Sunny Leone's namesake on top of the merit list of registered candidates.

The Gandhi Murder does not demonise anyone and is an attempt to analyse historical facts, says director
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The Gandhi Murder does not demonise anyone and is an attempt to analyse historical facts, says director

The Gandhi Murder sets out to question who really played a role in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and whether some conspiracy theories around the tragedy are indeed credible.

Virushka, Baahubali, Dangal, Padmavati: A complete A-Z glossary for everything Bollywood got up to in 2017
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Virushka, Baahubali, Dangal, Padmavati: A complete A-Z glossary for everything Bollywood got up to in 2017

Ah, 2017! A year that kept us Bollywood watchers on our toes, busy as bees | YearInReview

Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Om Puri paid homage at Delhi International Film Festival
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Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Om Puri paid homage at Delhi International Film Festival

The Delhi International Film Festival paid homage to Shashi Kapoor, Om Puri, Achala Sachdev, Vinod Khanna, Reema Lagoo, Tom Alter, Lekh Tandon and more

From Aakrosh to Hera Pheri — some of Om Puri's stellar on-screen performances
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From Aakrosh to Hera Pheri — some of Om Puri's stellar on-screen performances

Om Puri has been one of the most versatile actors in Indian cinema. From working with Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal to Priyadarshan, Konkona Sensharma, Puri has enthralled audiences across the globe with his stellar performances.

Sadgati: Based on Premchand’s story, Satyajit Ray took a scathing look at the tragic lives of untouchables
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Sadgati: Based on Premchand’s story, Satyajit Ray took a scathing look at the tragic lives of untouchables

The story of Sadgati was written almost one hundred years ago. The film itself was made 40 years ago. But even today, the evil shadow of untouchability and caste crimes hover over us.