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Decoding Irrfan Khan's most iconic looks and how they contributed to his characters, from The Lunchbox to Maqbool
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Decoding Irrfan Khan's most iconic looks and how they contributed to his characters, from The Lunchbox to Maqbool

Irrfan Khan breathed life into a plethora of humans that required a deft hand at the craft, both with regard to his acting chops as well as his sartorial choices

Irrfan Khan dies at 53: A master at underplaying his excellence, the actor effortlessly rescued drab films
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Irrfan Khan dies at 53: A master at underplaying his excellence, the actor effortlessly rescued drab films

Bollywood’s greatest Khan spent his career opening and closing doors, ageing, without notice or reminders that he too would be sorely missed when gone.

Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Remembering the actor's finest work with Tabu, from The Namesake to Talvar
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Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Remembering the actor's finest work with Tabu, from The Namesake to Talvar

Irrfan Khan has delivered some of his most memorable performances with Tabu, be it The Namesake or Maqbool

Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: From Piku to Maqbool, remembering the actor's most iconic performances
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Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: From Piku to Maqbool, remembering the actor's most iconic performances

The untimely and unfortunate death of Irrfan Khan brings back memories of the brilliance that he breathed into his characters on screen

Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Revisiting Aseem Chhabra's biography of 'the man, the dreamer, the actor'
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Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Revisiting Aseem Chhabra's biography of 'the man, the dreamer, the actor'

In his biography of Irrfan Khan, Aseem Chhabra emphatically argued that he was among the world's best actors, and backed this claim with substantial evidence.

Ruma Guha Thakurta, veteran Bengali actress-singer and Kishore Kumar's first wife, passes away aged 84
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Ruma Guha Thakurta, veteran Bengali actress-singer and Kishore Kumar's first wife, passes away aged 84

Veteran Bengali actress and singer Ruma Guha Thakurta, known for Mira Nair's 2006 film The Namesake, passed away in Kolkata.

Ahead of For Here or To Go?, a look at films about the 'NRI dilemma', from Hyderabad Blues to Swades
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Ahead of For Here or To Go?, a look at films about the 'NRI dilemma', from Hyderabad Blues to Swades

For Here or To Go? will echo the sentiments of millions of Indians who face issues pertaining to stringent US immigration laws.

Jagran Fim Festival to screen best of Tabu's works including Maqbool and Chandni Bar
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Jagran Fim Festival to screen best of Tabu's works including Maqbool and Chandni Bar

A retrospective of the best of actress Tabu's works, including Maqbool and Cheeni Kum will be showcased at the forthcoming ninth edition of the Jagran Film Festival

Born Confused turns 15: How one YA novel opened the gates to desi representation in American pop culture
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Born Confused turns 15: How one YA novel opened the gates to desi representation in American pop culture

Born Confused gave us permission to explore the ‘ordinary’ stories of our own people, which are by default extraordinary | #FirstCulture

Queen of Katwe review: This feel-good film is Mira Nair's most interesting since The Namesake
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Queen of Katwe review: This feel-good film is Mira Nair's most interesting since The Namesake

Based on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe takes us right into the utter nightmare of a poverty struck slum in Uganda. Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) lives with her mother Nakku (Lupita Nyong’o), and their lives take a different turn when Phiona's talent for chess is discovered.

Mira Nair's next film Queen of Katwe is not your conventional sports drama
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Mira Nair's next film Queen of Katwe is not your conventional sports drama

Mira Nair, who has given us hits like The Namesake and Monsoon Wedding has a new offering.

Lion trailer: Dev Patel impreses; film seems familiar to The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire
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Lion trailer: Dev Patel impreses; film seems familiar to The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire

Dev Patel is fantastic, but you can't help but get the sense from the Lion trailer that you've seen these visuals, this performance, these emotions before.

Happy Birthday Irrfan! Saluting the most talented Khan of Hindi cinema
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Happy Birthday Irrfan! Saluting the most talented Khan of Hindi cinema

Here’s looking at some of the most memorable roles of Irrfan since his debut cameo in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988.

Kal Penn mocks Russian envoy for mistaking him for a 'terrorist'
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Kal Penn mocks Russian envoy for mistaking him for a 'terrorist'

Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko tweeted a screenshot of Indo-American actor Kal Penn's face and used the photograph to make some points about "terrorists."

The Namesake's Gogol, Roald Dahl's Matilda and other literary heroes who deserve a comeback
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The Namesake's Gogol, Roald Dahl's Matilda and other literary heroes who deserve a comeback

Here are five iconic literary characters with whom we’d like to go back to the future.

Short stories are not inferior to novels: Jhumpa Lahiri
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Short stories are not inferior to novels: Jhumpa Lahiri

Stating that she doesn't write for a specific audience, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri Thursday asserted short stories are in no way "inferior" to novels and instead are "powerful" literary forms.

Pak so different from what you read about it in newspapers: Mira Nair
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Pak so different from what you read about it in newspapers: Mira Nair

Nair, an Indian filmmaker based in New York, who would very much like her film to bridge the gulf between east and west, also believes the time has come to focus on the subcontinent in a "bridge-making way".

Triumph of the ordinary: Why Irrfan is among India’s most important actors
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Triumph of the ordinary: Why Irrfan is among India’s most important actors

Because of his ordinary looks and trademark, understated dialogue delivery, audiences are able to establish an immediate connect with him, and he is never really out of reach for them.