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RRR writer V Vijayendra Prasad: 'When I face a creative block, I just watch two-three scenes from Sholay'
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RRR writer V Vijayendra Prasad: 'When I face a creative block, I just watch two-three scenes from Sholay'

The writer, who also helmed the iconic Baahubali, also said, "A good writer should cater to the needs of the director, producer, primary protagonist and audience."

Happy Birthday Helen: A look at cabaret queen’s iconic tracks
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Happy Birthday Helen: A look at cabaret queen’s iconic tracks

The bold and beautiful actress stands tall for introducing cabaret dancing in Bollywood. Let's look at some of her best songs.

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.

How faith trumps science in ‘Ram Setu’, Bollywood’s latest attempt to create ‘nation-building cinema’
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How faith trumps science in ‘Ram Setu’, Bollywood’s latest attempt to create ‘nation-building cinema’

In film after film, Bollywoodians say they are making history and when they are attacked for it, from the left or right, they take cover in myth, folklore and poetry, instead of standing their ground

“Is that beautiful girl really me?”As she turns 74 the Dream Girl Hema Malini looks back at her blockbuster beauty
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“Is that beautiful girl really me?”As she turns 74 the Dream Girl Hema Malini looks back at her blockbuster beauty

Regarded by box office experts as the most successful Hindi film heroine of all time, birthday girl Hema Malini for the first time acknowledges and owns her beauty in this livewire conversation.

Happy Birthday Hema Malini: Dream Girl’s must-watch movies
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Happy Birthday Hema Malini: Dream Girl’s must-watch movies

With ever smiling face, top-notch acting skills, on point expressions, Hema Malini never failed to amaze the audiences with every role that she ever took.

Javed Akhtar says the world needs Michelle Obama in The White House as she announces a month-long tour; Twitter reacts
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Javed Akhtar says the world needs Michelle Obama in The White House as she announces a month-long tour; Twitter reacts

The First Lady Michelle Obama’s book The Light We Carry’s tour is all set to happen from November 15 and end by December 13. And veteran lyricist and screen-writer Javed Akhtar had a take on this very tour.

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.

Opinion| S. S. Rajamouli's RRR:  A visual feast, but what else?
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Opinion| S. S. Rajamouli's RRR: A visual feast, but what else?

The long and eagerly awaited Rajamouli epic, the follow-up to the phenomenal Baahubali is here, but does RRR live up to the hype and expectations? Subhash K Jha finds out.

Holi has been depicted in various colours in Hindi cinema, from the horror of Darr to the tragedy of Damini
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Holi has been depicted in various colours in Hindi cinema, from the horror of Darr to the tragedy of Damini

Holi was always a reason for the plot to peer dramatically into a turning point in any film. Nowadays, Holi songs and films revolving around the festival are as passé as Sharmila Tagore’s bouffant and Sadhana's fringe cut.

On 86th birthday, Dharmendra looks back at life so far: Grateful a Punjab boy with no connections was able to make it
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On 86th birthday, Dharmendra looks back at life so far: Grateful a Punjab boy with no connections was able to make it

"Both Shabana Azmi and Jaya Bachchan are among the best actresses of Indian cinema. I have to be on my toes working with them," says Dharmendra on starring with his contemporaries in Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.

The wholesome, unadulterated joy of watching cinema in fragments — where parts are often greater than their sum
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The wholesome, unadulterated joy of watching cinema in fragments — where parts are often greater than their sum

I am now unembarrassed about my propensity to watch and re-watch specific scenes, especially the ones with great background score. Being able to take pleasure in the small moment is, I find, as important and valid as anything else.

Bhoot Police movie review: Saif Ali Khan sizzles in a breezy horror comedy
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Bhoot Police movie review: Saif Ali Khan sizzles in a breezy horror comedy

Better balance between the horror and comedy, and some ingenuity in creating more convincing scares would elevate the chronicles of these ghost hunters immensely.

Dil Chahta Hai turns 20: Akshaye Khanna's character Siddharth Sinha grounded Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age film
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Dil Chahta Hai turns 20: Akshaye Khanna's character Siddharth Sinha grounded Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age film

Without Sid, Dil Chahta Hai would still have been a breezy coming-of-age story about friendship and love, but it would have lost its soul, its introspective quality that prevents it from being any other forgettable rom-com spun by the dozen every year.

Salman Khan, Farhan, Zoya Akhtar to produce documentary on screenwriter duo Salim-Javed
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Salman Khan, Farhan, Zoya Akhtar to produce documentary on screenwriter duo Salim-Javed

Salman Khan will unite with Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar for a documentary on Salim Javed, titled Angry Young Men

From Sholay to TVF's Panchayat, how the face of rural India has transformed in Hindi entertainment
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From Sholay to TVF's Panchayat, how the face of rural India has transformed in Hindi entertainment

TVF's Panchayat redeems the depiction of rural India by breaking out of the template perpetuated by the 1975 classic Sholay.

Amitabh Bachchan shares picture from premiere of Ramesh Sippy's Sholay in 1975: 'Ma, Babuji, Jaya and a bow tied moi'
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Amitabh Bachchan shares picture from premiere of Ramesh Sippy's Sholay in 1975: 'Ma, Babuji, Jaya and a bow tied moi'

In the throwback picture shared by Amitabh Bachchan from Sholay's premiere, the actor and his mother are seen in the middle of a conversation, while Jaya Bachchan and Harivansh Rai Bachchan are seen seated and listening to the two

From You’ve Got Mail to Jab We Met, why rom-coms are the ultimate comfort-watch during coronavirus lockdown
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From You’ve Got Mail to Jab We Met, why rom-coms are the ultimate comfort-watch during coronavirus lockdown

At a time like the coronavirus outbreak, one feels like going back to the old and the familiar, rom-coms like Bridget Jones' Diary and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.