A look at what works in Salman Khan's latest Eid release and what doesn't. Mostly though, it plays out like a three-hour-long “Being Human” advertisement, telling us how good Bharat is and how he is a metaphor for India itself.
Raj Kapoor set up RK Films in 1948 and started constructing RK Studios in Chembur in the 50s. It is often said that the studios was not just his workplace but a “temple” from which the man behind classics like Awaara and Shree 420 drew his sustenance. As the famous studio downs its shutters, we revisit its legacy.
Feroz Khan passed away a decade ago on this day, sharing his death anniversary with great friend Vinod Khanna. Qurbani is their best-known partnership. A self-styled Clint Eastwood, Khan was 41 when Qurbani released. It's the actor-director's 21-gun salute to male gaze and friendship. A look back at the 1980 hit.
It is Vinod Khanna's death anniversary today. Here's revisiting the life and times of a star who started out as a villain before achieving fame as a charismatic leading man. And then, one day, he threw it all (the success and stardom) away for spirituality.
He was a born star. Starting out as a child artiste, Shashi Kapoor went on to become a leading romantic hero of his time. As a producer, the late star of hits like Deewaar and Trishul showed a rare audacity as he bankrolled parallel cinema classics, putting money where his mouth was. Not to mention, theatre which remained his first love. Here's why Kapoor will always be more than just a good-looking Bollywood hero.
Few actors are as iconic as birthday boy Danny Denzongpa, who over the years has entertained and enriched Hindi cinema with his sophisticated and extravagant villainy – and at times, truly memorable character roles.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali thinks big. His films are grand, baroque and larger-than-life. More often than not, his best is reserved for music. Here's looking at five high watermark moments from his long and distinguished career.
Madhubala's 86th birth anniversary: Prithviraj Kapoor is imposing as Emperor Akbar and Dilip Kumar a.k.a Prince Salim is appropriately understated but it is Madhubala’s Anarkali that defines and carries K. Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam on her delicate shoulders.
'Shrunk' Rukh Khan’s Zero is an official dud, a Rs 200 crore-budgeted space fantasy that's struggling to even make it to the Rs 100 crore club. Zero aside, SRK is not alone in his box-office misery. All the Khans (except Saif Ali Khan) had poor showing this year.
Remake of a Tamil psychological thriller (itself inspired by Memento), A.R. Murugadoss-directed Ghajini is the inventor of the elusive Rs 100 crore club. It made leading man Aamir Khan a box-office magnet. But does the film hold up well today? A quick glance at its legacy.
A man of refined manners, poetry and culture, erudite, actor’s actor, the last great mogul of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar’s towering influence is such that there’s a version of him in every aspect of Hindi cinema.