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World Music Day Special: Hindi film songs tie humanity across the world
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World Music Day Special: Hindi film songs tie humanity across the world

It is not so much Hindi cinema as the Hindi film song that defines the most melodious legacy of the Great Indian Dream.

Once Upon a Cinema: The Utpal Dutt you probably didn’t know
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Once Upon a Cinema: The Utpal Dutt you probably didn’t know

You might know him from a slew of comedy roles in Hindi films where his girth, rolling eyes and manner of speaking made you laugh. You might still remember him for being a funny man, alongside the likes of Johnny Walker or Mehmood. But Utpal Dutt was far from just a comedian.

Nargis Dutt death anniversary: Why Mother India was a pathbreaker for the legendary actress
Opinion

Nargis Dutt death anniversary: Why Mother India was a pathbreaker for the legendary actress

Mehboob Khan's Mother India featured Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar in lead roles. It is widely considered as one of the finest films ever made in the history of Indian cinema.

Flashback: Remembering Hasrat Jaipuri’s exquisitely transparent poetry
Bollywood

Flashback: Remembering Hasrat Jaipuri’s exquisitely transparent poetry

Today (April 15) marks the 100th birth anniversary of poet and lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri. He was known for penning iconic songs like Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana, Jiya Beqaraar Hai and many others.

On Valentine's Day, remembering unfulfilled love stories of  Bollywood's Golden Triumvirate Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand
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On Valentine's Day, remembering unfulfilled love stories of Bollywood's Golden Triumvirate Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand

All three Bollywood megastars suffered an ill-fate when it came to love, and had star-crossed love stories with leading ladies who were as big a name as their lovers.

Book review: With Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work, filmmaker Rahul Rawail presents an intimate account of his guru
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Book review: With Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work, filmmaker Rahul Rawail presents an intimate account of his guru

With his biography on Raj Kapoor, Rahul Rawail is not looking to ruffle feathers or provide cheap thrills. He is clearly in awe of the person that he is writing about, and this subjectivity is central to the book.

Sachin Pilot sings 'Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan' at private event; watch viral video here
India

Sachin Pilot sings 'Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan' at private event; watch viral video here

The video hit social media amid speculation over Pilot's absence from Rajasthan government’s three-year anniversary programme that took place last week. The event was held at CM Ashok Gehlot's residence

Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral homes should be converted into tourist spots, says Pakistan heritage expert
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Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral homes should be converted into tourist spots, says Pakistan heritage expert

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government last week approved the purchase of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor's ancestral homes in Pakistan for Rs 2.30 crore.

Dimple Kapadia turns 64: From Raj Kapoor's Bobby to Christopher Nolan's Tenet, the enviable career of an enigmatic actor
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Dimple Kapadia turns 64: From Raj Kapoor's Bobby to Christopher Nolan's Tenet, the enviable career of an enigmatic actor

In a career spanning 48 years and counting, Dimple Kapadia has gone through the drill, and so much beyond. Though her roles have drawn tremendously from the turbulence of her personal life — which has always been under public scrutiny — her filmography is full of quiet, unexplained mystique.

Pakistan govt approves purchase of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral houses to convert into museums
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Pakistan govt approves purchase of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral houses to convert into museums

The government would preserve both the buildings to make the people aware of the contribution made by Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor in the film industry, said Director Archaeology

Pakistan govt initiates process to take custody of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral homes to convert into museums
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Pakistan govt initiates process to take custody of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral homes to convert into museums

The director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Archaeology and Museums Department said the restoration work will take place after Eid-ul-Fitr following the takeover of the two houses.

This Life at Play: Read an excerpt from Girish Karnad's memoir on how he transformed FTII's acting course
Arts & Culture

This Life at Play: Read an excerpt from Girish Karnad's memoir on how he transformed FTII's acting course

This Life at Play has been translated from Kannada in part by Karnad himself and in part by award-winning translator Srinath Perur.

Owners of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral houses urged to settle property rate fixed for purchase of historic buildings
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Owners of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral houses urged to settle property rate fixed for purchase of historic buildings

The owners of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor's ancestral houses had refused to sell the buildings at the rate fixed by Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, saying the prime location property has been severely undervalued.

The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines
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The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines

Devika Rani's contributions to the pioneering studio Bombay Talkies went beyond acting. She took full control of it following the death of Himansu Rai, her husband.

Owner of Raj Kapoor's ancestral home in Pakistan refuses to sell property at govt rate
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Owner of Raj Kapoor's ancestral home in Pakistan refuses to sell property at govt rate

The owner of Raj Kapoor's ancestral home in Peshawar, Pakistan said that the prime-location property has been severely undervalued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Raj Kapoor’s Awara swings between feminism and romanticising intimate-partner violence
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Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Raj Kapoor’s Awara swings between feminism and romanticising intimate-partner violence

When you love a film, it is tempting to gloss over its failings. When you love an artist, it is tempting to pretend that they are perfect. To do so is dangerous and untruthful though. Raj Kapoor and Awara were wonderful, but they were also not.

Dilip Kumar asks for photos of ancestral house in Peshawar, shares memories from childhood
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Dilip Kumar asks for photos of ancestral house in Peshawar, shares memories from childhood

The provincial government in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa recently decided to purchase the ancestral houses of Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar to conserve the historic buildings which are in dilapidated condition and facing demolition threat.

Pakistan government to buy ancestral houses of Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar
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Pakistan government to buy ancestral houses of Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar

The owners of the two buildings made many attempts in the past to demolish them for constructing commercial plazas in view of their prime location.

With roots in kinship and stardom, how Bollywood continues to fuel nepotism despite being an 'industry'
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With roots in kinship and stardom, how Bollywood continues to fuel nepotism despite being an 'industry'

Nepotism is encouraged, above all, by a film industry marked by high risk and volatility. Under such circumstances, the star – who accumulates an almost divine aura in his person – comes to be the biggest investment the producer makes to guarantee a film’s success.

Why Rishi Kapoor was called the 'debut king': Multiple actresses started their film careers opposite the evergreen star
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Why Rishi Kapoor was called the 'debut king': Multiple actresses started their film careers opposite the evergreen star

Given the number of actresses who made their debut opposite Rishi Kapoor, including Dimple Kapadia and Padmini Kolahpure, he was considered a lucky charm.