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The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors
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The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors

Each artwork in filmmaker-artist Muzaffar Ali's latest exhibition The Other Side has a single mission: to position itself at the axis of the beauty and wonder of the outdoors. He says ideas come to him when he goes on walks, takes in scenes, when he sees leaves on trees; there is a stack of leaves on his desk at all times.

Khayyam's music often projected the dilemma of a woman, ranging from a sultana to a courtesan
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Khayyam's music often projected the dilemma of a woman, ranging from a sultana to a courtesan

From depicting a queen's dilemma in 'Ae Dil-E-Naadan' from Razia Sultan, to painting a courtesan's conflict in Umrao Jaan, Khayyam's music often depicted a woman's head space.

Farouque Shaikh's 70th birthday commemorated with Google doodle inspired by Umrao Jaan poster
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Farouque Shaikh's 70th birthday commemorated with Google doodle inspired by Umrao Jaan poster

Google said the doodle is a tribute to Farouque Shaikh’s cinematic career in a style evocative of hand-painted movie posters of the 1970s, and especially Umrao Jaan

Paltan: Suniel Shetty confirms he's still on board after Abhishek Bachchan walked out
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Paltan: Suniel Shetty confirms he's still on board after Abhishek Bachchan walked out

Actor Suniel Shetty has denied walking out of Paltan after Abhishek Bachchan's exit and says his love for the film's director JP Dutta is beyond movies

Paltan: Director JP Dutta's daughter Nidhi to assist him in producing war film
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Paltan: Director JP Dutta's daughter Nidhi to assist him in producing war film

JP Dutta's daughter Nidhi will reportedly be assisting the director in his next war drama Paltan. Nidhi had intially planned to take up acting.

Paltan: Border director JP Dutta releases poster of upcoming film; leads yet to be cast
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Paltan: Border director JP Dutta releases poster of upcoming film; leads yet to be cast

Paltan, which is centered on soldiers, will release in the summer of 2018.

64th National Film Awards 2017: Why Akshay Kumar's win is a fiasco for once prestigious honour
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64th National Film Awards 2017: Why Akshay Kumar's win is a fiasco for once prestigious honour

Akshay Kumar's Best Actor win has proven yet again that the National Film Awards are no different from popular awards. Talent takes a backseat over favouritism, lobbying and political pressure

Jaanisaar review: Beautiful poetry, gorgeous costumes but a mockery of 1857
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Jaanisaar review: Beautiful poetry, gorgeous costumes but a mockery of 1857

Dazzling in its visuals and costume drama, Jaanisaar attempts to recreate a romanticised, 19th-century Awadh

Aishwarya Rai to make a comeback with Jazbaa: Five films that convince us it's a bad idea
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Aishwarya Rai to make a comeback with Jazbaa: Five films that convince us it's a bad idea

We remind the audience of five films that convince us that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan making a come back in films is only less worrying that Sunny Deol shooting for Ghayal 2.

Last rites of Farooq Shaikh to be performed on Monday
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Last rites of Farooq Shaikh to be performed on Monday

The last rites of noted actor Farooq Sheikh will be performed here tomorrow, after his body is brought back from Dubai where he passed away on Saturday morning.

Farooq Shaikh: The everyman everyone forgot
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Farooq Shaikh: The everyman everyone forgot

Through his performances Farooq Shaikh conveyed the story of an average man and his death makes the everyman everyone seemed to have forgotten truly memorable.

Garam Hawa to Shanghai: Remembering the films of Farooque Shaikh
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Garam Hawa to Shanghai: Remembering the films of Farooque Shaikh

Despite his popularity and talent, Shaikh was selective about the films he made. Here are five of our favourite Farooque Shaikh films.

When Khayyam got scared of Pakeezah!
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When Khayyam got scared of Pakeezah!

Legendary music composer Khayyam, who turned 86 recently, recalled how he was scared while composing music for one of his biggest hits Umrao Jaan after the super success of film Pakeezah.

'Umrao Jaan' sequel in the offing?
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'Umrao Jaan' sequel in the offing?

Her performance in Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan in 1981 not only won Rekha her first National Award but also made an entire nation hum the soulful songs from the film. Now the buzz is that Rekha might actually do a cameo in the sequel of the movie.

Umrao Jaan poet Shahryar passes away
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Umrao Jaan poet Shahryar passes away

Khan, who also won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987, was one of the most celebrated writers of Ghazals and Nazm in Urdu language.